‘England what have you done’: Fans’ reaction to Tompkins’ Wales call-up

first_imgWednesday Jan 15, 2020 ‘England what have you done’: Fans’ reaction to Tompkins’ Wales call-up Wayne Pivac has named his Wales squad for his first Six Nations in charge and there are some fascinating and unexpected calls.ADVERTISEMENTIn the weeks building up to the selection, a lot of focus had been on 18-year-old Gloucester winger Louis Rees-Zammit, who had surged into contention after being named the Gallagher Premiership player of the month in December.However, his selection has been eclipsed by Saracens centre Nick Tompkins’, whose call-up has blindsided many.The 24-year-old comes in during an injury crisis in Wales amongst outside centres, which sees the likes of Jonathan Davies and Willis Halaholo ruled out for the entirety of the Six Nations. This is a selection that Wales have flirted with for a while, and Pivac has taken advantage of that Saracen having a Welsh grandmother, and he could fill a major void in the midfield over the next few months.This comes as a surprise to many England and Saracens fans, who have thought the Academy product was destined to play for England one day. A world champion with the under-20s, and a former Saxons player, Tompkins was never able to break into Eddie Jones’ team though.As an England fan, gutted Tompkins has been called up. He’s a brilliant centre. If/when he gets game time, Wales fans are in for a treat.— Small Man Peaky (@jonnymango95) January 15, 2020Nick Tompkins … England what have you done. 💔— Charles Spence (@ChazSpence1) January 15, 2020ADVERTISEMENTBrilliant for Nick 👍🏼💪🏼England may just have made a big mistake!— Mike (@Gildinio) January 15, 2020Massive loss for England but a massive gain for Wales. He’s some player is Nick!— Tom Sinden (@TomSinden) January 15, 2020Many feel that this is a missed opportunity and regrettable mistake by England. Moreover, England’s loss is certainly Wales’ gain in this circumstance, as the centre has all the credentials to play Test rugby.Tompkins has perhaps fallen victim to the strength in depth England has in the centres, which includes Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi, Henry Slade, Jonathan Joseph and previously Ben Te’o, who have been the regulars in the 12 and 13 shirts over the past four years.ADVERTISEMENTReal shame for English rugby that they’ve missed out on Nick Tompkins. Quality player that could rip it up at international level. https://t.co/Zub5iIceW9— Sam Limbert (@SamLimbert10) January 15, 2020Eddie Jones has missed a trick not picking Tompkins sooner. https://t.co/8U4RBuj4Qj— Patrick Burke (@The_WagonWheel) January 15, 2020Think England are going to regret not capping Nick Tompkins… Can really see him thriving at the international level for Wales now— Aaron Homewood (@future_jonny) January 15, 2020Likewise, the depth at Saracens has meant that Tompkins is not always a guaranteed starter in black, but is still a hugely admired player nonetheless. OptaJonny has revealed that Tompkins has scored the most tries (15), made the most metres (843) and beaten the most defenders (75) for a centre since the start of the 2018/19 Premiership season, which is why Wales have made a very shrewd acquisition.15 – Since the start of last season Nick Tompkins tops the charts for tries (15), metres (843) and defenders beaten (75) by centres in @premrugby. Selection. pic.twitter.com/WGTT4O9bJL— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) January 15, 2020Tompkins is deceptively hard to put down, which, alongside some searing lines, explains why he makes so much ground and beats so many players. Allied with some deft hands and a brilliant offloading game, Saracens fans have struggled to see why there has been no interest in him from England.Eddie jones do your job.. you’ve missed out on very good centre.. wot are you looking at..— Stephen king (@Stephen91314828) January 15, 2020England were warned 20 months ago but Eddie Jones did nothing. Tompkins will be a 70-80 cap centre for Wales. As a 12 he’s better than Farrell, just doesn’t kick goals https://t.co/8GvLfBU7OT— sussexfox (@sussexfox1) January 15, 2020If true, Jones has missed another one here. Tompkins playing outside Farrell would have been fantastic. Shame for England, excellent for Wales. https://t.co/8LrRle5Z6L— Alister FULTON (@baldybeardyguy) January 15, 2020Furthermore, it must have been frustrating for the player himself to see many of his Saracens teammates, including fellow centre Alex Lozowski, play for England, while he had not.Ultimately, as much as England fans may regret this decision, this is a wise choice from a playing perspective, as it allows Tompkins a chance to show what he is capable of on the international stage.The centre is joined by four other uncapped Premiership players: Rees-Zammit, Sale Sharks prop WillGriff John and Wasps lock Will Rowlands. Scarlets winger Johnny McNicholl is the only other uncapped player in the squad. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. 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GM 1937, Amazon 2021: Which side are you on?

first_imgBessemer, Alabama, sitting on the outskirts of Birmingham and with a population of 26,500 — about 75% African American — has become a central focus for the entire class struggle.Solidarity with the Flint Sit-down strike inside GM plantsThere, at Amazon warehouse BHM1, thousands of workers are fighting for a union. Over Amazon’s strident objections, the National Labor Relations Board is conducting a union representation election by mail. From Feb. 8 until March 29, workers will mail in ballots indicating if they want representation by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union, which is affiliated with United Food and Commercial Workers.Not only is this African American majority workforce up against the world’s richest human, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, they are facing off with the second-largest company in the U.S. — and the ninth largest in the world. Amazon, including Amazon-owned Whole Foods, has 1.37 million workers in the U.S. alone. This does not count delivery drivers. Amazon has the highest market capitalization — based on stock value and number of outstanding shares — of any corporation anywhere.Amazon brags on its web site that its workers make $15 an hour — a recent concession to the mass low-wage workers movement, Fight for $15— and have health benefits. Bessemer has a poverty rate of 25%, and 19% of residents do not have health insurance. Alabama is one of 21 states that still have a minimum wage equal to or below the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. Given that, landing a job at Amazon could seem like a lucky break. But the pay is not enough to support a family in 2021. Moreover, $15 an hour doesn’t even come close to the value Amazon workers produce for CEO Bezos, whose wealth is expanding at a current rate of $2,537 per second! Working conditions, described as “back-breaking,” are unbearable. Cameras and spy software developed by Amazon itself are used to monitor worker productivity, bathroom breaks and any kind of “data relating to human movement, location and environment,” the company boasts. Employees are monitored for union advocacy.Amazon — which markets its monitoring device, the Modjoul SmartBelt to other companies — claims it is designed “so you can prioritize areas of focus for safety and productivity.”This is a flat-out lie. “In 2019, Amazon recorded 14,000 serious injuries across its fulfillment centers, which equates to an injury rate of 7.7 serious injuries per 100 employees, Reveal found. That’s nearly double the most recent industry standard, according to Reveal. Amazon may also be underreporting warehouse worker injuries.” (cnbc, Sept. 29, 2020)Now, less than a year after the Bessemer warehouse opened last March, at least 2,000 Amazon workers there have signed union cards, enough for the NLRB to order an election.General Motors 1937, Amazon 2021There are historical parallels between the current struggle and an earlier period of fierce class battles: the 1930s. The world’s largest corporation then was General Motors, whose president, Alfred P. Sloan, was the world’s highest-paid executive. Workers were monitored by GM’s elaborate network of company spies. Supporters of the United Automobile Workers hid their union buttons under their collars.The conditions on GM’s assembly lines were not that different from Amazon. One of the main issues motivating the fight for UAW representation was the notorious “speedup” — when management would repeatedly make the moving assembly run faster to increase production. Wealthy companies were united in their opposition to unions. They hired mercenary goons from the notorious Pinkerton union-busting outfit.Organizers in the newly formed Congress of Industrial Organizations recognized the key to future success: A win at GM would have a domino effect, inspiring successful union drives in a range of industries. But it would not be easy to get GM to do what it swore it would never do: recognize a union. It took a 44-day occupation of GM plants in Flint, Mich., to force the company’s hand.Feb. 11 marks the 84th anniversary of the victory in the famous Flint Sit-down Strike. In 1937, there were over 500 sit-downs and other strikes involving workers in steel, meatpacking and other plants, along with retail, hotels and the public sector. After the Flint workers won, the CIO unions grew exponentially, bringing into the labor movement industrial workers whom the conservative, craft-based American Federation of Labor had written off. Among the workers not welcome in the AFL were the Black steelworkers of Bessemer. It took the Communist Party-led Mine, Mill and Smelter union to organize the mills in the Deep South. Black southern steelworkers were an important part of labor history in the 1930s. Even today union consciousness is high in Bessemer.Amazon has launched a glitzy propaganda website, “Do it without dues,” aimed at getting Bessemer workers to vote against union representation. There is fear and intimidation; a majority-yes vote is not guaranteed. Once union representation is won, the battle has just begun. Next comes the fight to win a decent contract. A strike might be necessary, and union supporters might be fired. Amazon could threaten to close the warehouse, as Walmart has done when stores were organized.The drive to organize Amazon is comparable in importance to wresting the first union contract from GM in 1937. Tactically there are differences between a secret ballot election and a strike, whether an outside picket or an occupation. But the class essence is the same: labor vs. capital. Thus the struggle begs the question raised in the famous old union song: Which side are you on?What is most needed is mass, global solidarity. None of us is very far from an Amazon warehouse or a Whole Foods store where we can put up a solidarity picket line. A Feb. 6 support rally is planned in Bessemer. The stakes in the current battle could not be higher — with ramifications for Amazon workers everywhere and ultimately for the global working class. Amazon BHM1 workers need to know that the international working class has their back. That will tip the scales and help them win against the richest centi-billionaire in human history. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Getting to the heart of the matter

first_imgBusinessNewsGetting to the heart of the matterBy Staff Reporter – October 12, 2018 2726 Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WHEN Natan Tenzer talks about the life-saving products his company produces, he speaks from the heart.For the past 16 years, the Californian executive took solace in knowing that the products made by Edwards LifeSciences have a transformative effect on people suffering with heart disease.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last year, he moved from being a manufacturer of transcatheter valves to a person sitting in a hospital waiting room hoping they would work for a loved one.“My grandmother needed a valve replacement but she was too sick for open heart surgery and without a device like ours, she would have passed away.“So all of a sudden I went from somebody who was a manufacturer of these products to somebody who was in the waiting room depending on them.“Structural heart disease, which is our speciality, is a worldwide number one killer. When you think about that, you think about the number of lives we have connected to and it isn’t long before we all know someone that is going to need something like this.”Speaking to the Limerick Post after his firm announced a 600 jobs boost for Limerick as Edwards LifeSciences opted to locate their new facility in Castletroy, he said the move was “something that we have been looking forward to for some time.”Speaking about the decision making process in bringing Edwards LifeSciences to the Mid West, Mr Tenzer said that from an outsider’s perspective the region was relatively unknown in the US.“We are just starting to hear about some of the tourists attractions like the Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Atlantic Way which is starting to draw the attention maybe away from the classic city centres of Dublin and some of the other larger cities.“From a company perspective, I think this is a great place to look for operations or to scale up an operation.”“There is a lot of opportunity in the Mid West and a lot of great people who arecommuting long distances to be here and find good jobs. I love being part of company that is bring high quality jobs to the area and we hope to be a very attractive employer.”“What solidified the location for us was the attractiveness of the high skill level of the workforce. That was very attractive and I don’t think I have ever had so many people who already understood the industry.“That accelerates everything that we try to do and when you have so many that are already connected with the medical devices industry, you can move a lot faster and do things that you just couldn’t do in other places.“We made a carefully considered calculation but the main factor was the ability to attract and retain a workforce – everything starts and ends there.“While I can’t go in to the detail, there were a lot of countries considered, but we were looking for a global network to be established with this Limerick site.“You are looking for the easiest place to attract talent and to retain your company identity and still accommodate a cultural identity for the host country.”As well as State agencies, the medical devices sector in Limerick and the Mid West acted as ambassadors for the region.“The IDA were great advocates for the region but it was as much the other companies that advocated for the region also.“We talked to Johnson and Johnson, Regeneron, Stryker and Zimmer for instance and they all had very positive things to say. That is not just theory because we have our first 25 people here in Shannon and I am already truly experiencing it and it is an absolute joy.”“The proximity to the University of Limerick is certainly a selling point for the Castletroy location and having a programme to incorporate the training of graduates is critical for the success of any organisation.”Speaking about the retention of the Shannon office and the development of a new facility in Castletroy, he said that the two would most likely operate in parallel for up to three years and the company would reassess the model then.With the first sod of the new 170,000 sq ft Castletroy plant expected to be turned at the beginning of next year, he said that the €80 million build will be fully operational by March 2021.Edwards will be submitting planning applications to the local authority very shortly for what he hopes will become a “very successful facility”.“We want to have a well-run organisation here and we are hoping to attract good people through the €80 million investment but that’s really just talking about the building because there is still a tremendous amount of capital investment that goes above and beyond that.He said that although the company is looking to employ 600 people when the Castletroy plant is completed, the jobs number could rise well above that once all plans are realised.“There will be a halo effect for all the jobs that surround the construction but then there will be the ongoing supplies thereafter.“We envisage an operation with a minimum of 600 people and we would love to grow beyond that and have a positive impact in the community around us.“We are really excited about the new facility as it is purpose built so we have designed it from scratch and not taken any templates off the shelf. We are going to focus on the systems that our company uses to deliver heart valve repair and replacement devices.“The way I would describe it really is surgery in a box.“So it is everything you need to access, prepare and deliver these amazing new technologies that are saving people’s lives and especially those who are too sick to undergo open-heart surgery.“The physicians are our customer but the patient is our end user and that is really who we have in our mind. We really live that process.“When you think about that, you have to think of the number of lives connected to us.” Advertisement Print Previous articlePhotos: After Dark – at the Limerick Civic Trust Ladies Lunch 2018Next articleI.NY’s talk on the Irish Hunger Memorial Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Email Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSbusinessEdward LifesciencesInterviewNews Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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West Texas Film Festival Series

first_img WhatsApp Film seriesThis year Ellen Noël Art Museum is collaborating with the Odessa College Mass Media Department and the West Texas Film Festival to show film shorts submitted to the festival at 6 p.m. Thursday at the museum.Far From the Tree: (2017), directed by Dave Thomas, produced by Cheryl Allison & Carina Rush, written by David B. Kear, TRT 16 minutes.Abbie is a good mom, strong and a survivor, but Abbie is struggling. She struggles in her daily routine and in her relationship with her teenage son Evan. The effect of a sexual assault years earlier weighs heavy on her. As these deep embedded feelings work their way out like a splinter, Abbie and her son reach a pivotal moment in both of their lives.Mini Maestro: (2016), Directed, Produced and Written by Cheryl Allison, TRT 8 minutes. The power of imagination as seen through the eyes of a three year old boy.The event is free and open to the public. Twitter Facebook Twitter By admin – April 25, 2018 WhatsApp Local News Facebook Pinterest West Texas Film Festival Series Pinterest Previous articleUTPB juried art show slatedNext articleSmokey Robinson to headline Education Foundation benefit adminlast_img read more

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Planning permission granted for new national school in Stranorlar

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Planning permission granted for new national school in Stranorlar Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp News Planning permission has been granted for a new school building for St Mary’s National School in Stranorlar.The new school will be built on a site opposite the Finn Valley Centre, with over 500 pupils being catered for.The new school was approved in 2010, but has lost its place because it wasn’t ready to progress when the most recent Five Year plan was announced by Minister Ruari Quinn.Local Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan says the site is now ready, and with support from government, building could commence within a year…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pmg1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Previous articleAIB Bank to close eight rural branches in DonegalNext articleTension in Derry court as RAAD suspect appears on firearms charges News Highland By News Highland – July 27, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court Justice KK Usha Passes Away

first_imgNews UpdatesFormer Chief Justice of Kerala High Court Justice KK Usha Passes Away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Oct 2020 7:36 AMShare This – xFormer Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala Justice KK Usha passed away on MondayJustice K. K. Usha had enrolled as an advocate in the year 1961. She was appointed Government pleader in the Kerala High Court in 1979.She was a judge and then Chief Justice in the High Court of Kerala from 25 February 1991 to 3 July 2001.She was the Chief Justice from 2000 to 2001. She was the first woman…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFormer Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala Justice KK Usha passed away on MondayJustice K. K. Usha had enrolled as an advocate in the year 1961. She was appointed Government pleader in the Kerala High Court in 1979.She was a judge and then Chief Justice in the High Court of Kerala from 25 February 1991 to 3 July 2001.She was the Chief Justice from 2000 to 2001. She was the first woman to join the high court judiciary from the bar and to become a Chief Justice. After retiring from the high court, from 2001 to 2004 she was President of the Delhi-based Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Exploring the growth of Finger Lakes wine

first_img Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — With the natural beauty of its glacially cut lakes, gorges and state parks to explore and a growing number of award-winning wineries, the Finger Lakes region has risen in the ranks as a top wine destination in the U.S.Winemaking has a long history in the Finger Lakes, but to learn why it was named America’s top wine region in USA Today this year, The Ithaca Voice spoke to an expert in the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva about the climate, the top wines, and what challenges growers face.Visitors to the Finger Lakes can sample from more than 100 wineries on Cayuga, Seneca and Keuka Lakes. Wine tastings are usually affordable and offer tastes of wines made with dozens of varieties of cool climate-friendly grapes. Hand in hand with the abundance of wineries is beautiful scenery, great visits to local cities (like Ithaca) and excursions hiking on some of the many gorge trails. All of these considered, it’s no surprise USA Today readers selected the Finger Lakes as America’s top wine region this year.To come up with the ranking, USA Today editors partnered with a panel of experts to choose 20 initial nominees and the top 10 winners were chosen by popular vote. The small blurb about the Finger Lakes states, “New York’s picturesque Finger Lakes region is home to three distinct American Viticultural Areas, Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake AVAs. Visitors to the area will find more than 130 wineries, many specializing in Riesling.”Many people still associate the region with sweeter wines in the Vitis labrusca species like Catawba, Niagara and Concord, which are turned into wine and grape juice. While Labrusca does account for about 60 percent of Finger Lakes grapes processed for wine, 25 percent are hybrids (like Baco Noir and Frontenac), and 15 percent are Vitis vinifera, according to Cornell.Riesling is classified under Vitis vinifera and is featured in most wineries in the region. Dr. Konstantin Frank, who came to the United States from Ukraine in 1951, is credited with igniting the “Vinifera Revolution” in New York. Though the region has produced wine since the 1860s, Frank believed Vitis vinifera — which includes traditional European varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay — could be grown in the region with proper rootstock despite the cold. Frank, who held a Ph.D. in viticulture, took a position at Cornell University’s Geneva Experiment Station in 1951 and in 1962 founded Vinifera Wine Cellars, which earned a reputation for its Rieslings. The winery exists today as Dr. Konstantin Frank on Keuka Lake.New York wine featured at Cellar d’Or on the Ithaca Commons. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice) New York wine featured at Cellar d’Or on the Ithaca Commons. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice)Wine regions featured at Northside Wine & Spirits in Ithaca. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice) center_img Tagged: cornell university, finger lakes, finger lakes wine region, grapes, travel, usa today, wine, winemaking Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Cornell’s Geneva station, about an hour north of Ithaca, is still active and holds a research winery. They do research fermentations, evaluate grape breeding selections and look at different ways of growing grapes. To learn what makes the Finger Lakes wine region a favorite, The Ithaca Voice spoke with Chris Gerling, laboratory manager of Cornell University’s Vinification & Brewing Laboratory.Gerling said what may contribute to the region’s popularity among USA Today readers is the “striking geography” and diversity of wines available.“It makes for a really diverse and beautiful exploration to find the wines here,” Gerling said. He added that wineries in the region are also very approachable and affordable.Chris Gerling, stands beside jugs of grape juice at Cornell University’s Vinification & Brewing Laboratory  (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice) Chris Gerling, stands beside jugs of grape juice at Cornell University’s Vinification & Brewing Laboratory  (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice)Aside from the Finger Lakes, New York contains several wine regions including Long Island, Niagara Escarpment and Lake Erie, and the Hudson River Region and the climate in each region varies. The advantage the Finger Lakes region has, Gerling said, is the ability to grow cool-climate grapes like Riesling, Gewurztraminer or Cabernet Franc. He said the region can grow most of the popular big red vinifera like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Merlot, but they do better some years more than others depending on the weather and amount of heat accumulation.“We are somewhat limited in most of the state in terms of what we can grow, but that also means that some of the grapes we can grow, we can grow more successfully than warmer places,” Gerling said. “A variety like Riesling if you put it in the Central Valley of California, that’s too much heat for it, it will lose the characteristics that we really appreciate: the bright acidity, the nice crisp mouthfeel, and the fresh fruit. Those won’t work in a place where there’s too much heat.”The region also faces several challenges when it comes to grape growing. The biggest Gerling noted were the variability of the climate and pests.“I think it’s getting increasingly difficult to grow grapes, year in, year out, in this area. Every year it seems like we hit a record for rainfall or lack of rainfall. We set a record for humidity. Every year we say we’ve never seen ‘X’ or ‘Y’ weather situation before and so that’s really challenging for the growers to deal with. And the pest situation is getting more and more challenging. The global economy means we’re having global pests … that are invasive and really destructive.”One pest of concern, which has been found in Pennsylvania, is the Spotted Lanternfly. The invasive planthopper is native to China, India, and Vietnam. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says the insect has the potential to greatly impact crops like grapes and hops.As the climate continues to change, those challenges will only get worse, Gerling said.To hear more from Chris Gerling, watch the video below produced by Jacob Mroczek for The Ithaca Voice.Featured image courtesy of Bill Davis. Story by Kelsey O’Connor and Jacob Mroczek last_img read more

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Donegal will enter level three restrictions from midnight

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Previous article5,000 Donegal jobs on the line over new restrictionsNext articleOutdoor dining ‘not an option’ for Donegal News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Donegal will enter level three restrictions from midnight Donegal will enter level three Covid-19 restrictions from midnight tonight.Businesses in the county were given a little more than 24 hours to prepare for the change.It will be the same restrictions as are in Dublin – including a ban on indoor dining.However, pubs that don’t serve food will be allowed to open with outdoor service only.Acting Chief Medical Officer, Ronan Glynn, says a high spread of Covid-19 in Derry has had an impact on Donegal:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/glynn7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – September 25, 2020 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

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Mark Price to conduct revival at Brundidge UMC

first_img Mark Price to conduct revival at Brundidge UMC Published 2:31 pm Friday, March 28, 2014 By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Contentcenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Time is running out to pay delinquent property taxes There may still be time to make delinquent property taxes, but it’ll cost you. The Pike County Revenue Commissioner’s Office… read more The Rev. Mark Price will return home to conduct the “Breaking Free Revival” at Brundidge United Methodist Church March 30 through April 2.Price grew up in Brundidge and said he is looking forward to returning to Pike County to speak at Brundidge United Methodist Church during this revival.“The ‘Breaking Free Revival’ messages will focus on the things that tend to hold Christians in bondage and the practical steps we can take to break free and live in the fullness of a spirit-filled and spirit-led life,” Price said.Price is the pastor of Freedom Church in Daphne.He has been successful in starting churches. He started his ministry with a few dozen people with the Church on the Eastern Shore in Fairhope. In 10 years, attendance grew to about 1,500.The “Breaking Free Revival” services will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, with a covered dish lunch after the service.The Sunday night service will be at 6 p.m. Services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be at 7 p.m.Everyone will be invited to a spaghetti supper at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

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Millionaire fugitive denied bail in US court after being on the lam since 2015

first_imgPattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(NEW YORK) — A millionaire fugitive who was caught in Mexico after disappearing four years ago while awaiting trial in his wife’s murder has been denied bail in a California court.In 2012, Peter Chadwick, 55, of Newport Beach, California, was charged in the murder of his wife of 21 years, Quee Chadwick, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.She was allegedly strangled to death by Chadwick on Oct. 10, 2012, after a dispute involving financial issues and a potential divorce, authorities said.He was arraigned Wednesday and ordered to remain in jail. He is due back in court on Sept. 16.Chadwick was accused of driving through San Diego to a spot near the Mexican border and disposing of her body in dumpster. At the time, he’d claimed his wife was kidnapped and killed by a handyman. Her body was found in a dumpster in San Diego about a week later.After his arrest, he pleaded not guilty to the murder and posted $1.5 million bail. But, while out on bail in 2015, Chadwick disappeared.Investigators said Chadwick, a real estate developer and father of three, withdrew millions of dollars from bank accounts and read books about “how to live off the grid.” Authorities said he’d allegedly obtained several fake IDs and lived and worked odd jobs under other names in Mexico.Chadwick, at the time of his 2012 arrest, was forced to surrender his U.S. and U.K. passports and stay with his father in Santa Barbara. Police said he may have received help from his family.Chadwick was arrested near Pueblo, Mexico, in a residential duplex on Sunday with the help of tips after a police-produced podcast about the case, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Newport Beach Police Department said in a statement.He was brought back to the U.S. on Monday.“The podcast about this murder generated leads for us and it was a way to generate interest and created leads and created pressure for Peter to surrender,” Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis said Tuesday. “Good police work is really what led to this capture and good investigative work.”Chadwick was added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list in September 2018. If convicted, he could receive 25 years to life in prison.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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