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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Monday.The county health department says the new cases involve a woman in her 30s and man in his 50s.There are now 15 active cases, with none hospitalized.So far, 82 people have recovered from COVID-19 infection in Chautauqua County with 103 cases total. Six deaths have been reported related to the virus outbreak since the pandemic began.last_img

first_imgNolan said weather patterns this year have been favorable for mosquitoes. Therelatively warm winter didn’t kill mosquito eggs as bitter cold does. And frequent rainleaves lots of puddles where mosquitoes breed. A preventive for cats has recently been released to veterinarians for prescription. “Onlyabout 10 percent of cats will become infected,” Strickland said. “But it’s a much moreserious condition in cats, with poor treatment options.” Nolan said getting rid of small water areas is the best way to control mosquitoes aroundyour home. “Almost every dog, if it lives long enough, will get heartworms,” Strickland said.”Truly, an ounce of prevention is worth many pounds of cure.” Extension entomologist Maxcy Nolan said mosquitoes are plentiful this year. “Someyears the mosquito population is up, and some years it’s down,” he said. “This year it’sdefinitely up.” “Heartworms are the No. 1 killer of dogs besides cars,” said Dr. Jim Strickland, aveterinarian with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “And it’s almostcompletely preventable.” The best way to treat animals, Strickland said, is to prevent the heartworms frombecoming adults. Preventive medicines use tiny doses of insecticides to kill the larvaein the animal. The adult heartworms take up space in the heart, preventing it from workingefficiently. They eventually cause death by congestive heart failure. Your vet can treatpets for adult heartworms, but the procedure is costly and risky. He recommends, though, that pet owners get their pets tested for these and otherparasites every two to three years. Although the preventives are effective, some larvaemay survive and grow to adults. You may not fret much about heartworms. But if dogs and cats could worry aboutthem, they would.center_img An early spring and plenty of standing water this year provided plenty of breedingareas for mosquitoes. These bloodsuckers don’t just bite. They carry many diseases,including heartworms. “Mosquitoes probably don’t move more than a few hundred feet from where they werebred and developed.” Preventing their development is the most effective way to reducetheir number. Heartworms kill thousands of dogs and some cats every year. In the Southeast, wheremosquitoes thrive nearly year-round, animals can become infected during any season. Strickland said the heartworm goes through a year-long life cycle. The parasite relieson mosquitoes to carry it from one animal to another. “Once the larva is transmitted into an animal, it stays in the bloodstream and movesinto the heart, where it becomes an adult,” Strickland said. “The smaller the area of water, whether in a puddle, a bucket or even a tree hole, themore concentrated the number of mosquito larvae,” Nolan said. In spite of popular belief, ponds and small lakes aren’t mosquito nurseries. These largerwater areas usually have wind blowing across them that drown mosquito larvae. Andthey contain fish that eat the developing insects. Repellent sprays, Nolan said, work on your pets as well as they work on you. Contactyour county agent to learn more about controlling mosquitoes around your home.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the insects that Georgia peanut farmers are most wary of are lesser cornstalk borers and burrower bugs. Both can wreak havoc in peanut fields if left untreated. Abney reminds growers that just because their neighbor’s peanuts may be infested, doesn’t mean their crop is, too.“The single, most important thing that we can change in Georgia to help us with insect management is to scout more acres,” Abney said. Georgia is the country’s largest producer of peanuts. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Georgia generated $507.4 million in farm gate value for peanuts in 2013. Mark Abney’s message to Georgia peanut farmers is the same today as it was two years ago, when he was hired as the University of Georgia’s research and Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist: “We need to be scouting more of our peanuts.”The majority of Georgia’s peanut acreage, which is expected to be between 725,000 and 750,000 acres this year, is not scouted. Abney insists this is a major problem.In a recent UGA Extension survey of peanut growers, only 25 percent of respondents reported monitoring their crop through a paid scout or consultant. “This is discouraging, but it’s also an opportunity for UGA Extension to let growers know the benefits of regular scouting and, hopefully, increase the scouted acreage,” Abney said. “There are very few acres overall that are systematically scouted. That means we’re treating a lot of fields for insects that don’t need to be treated and we’re probably treating some fields that needed to be treated last week, this week.”The lack of scouting means Georgia peanut farmers are spending unnecessary money and time treating diseases and pests and basing insecticide application decisions on incomplete or incorrect information, Abney said. “That means many of our spray decisions are based on what our neighbors are doing or what somebody has seen in a different field,” Abney said. “Maybe you walk into a field and see a problem and say, ‘OK, I’m going to spray everything.’ We really stress hiring someone whose job it is to scout your peanuts.”Farmers also tend to automatically spray an insecticide and a fungicide to save time. That can be costly, however, as insecticide sprays can cost more than $15 per acre.“We’re not usually scouting for diseases because we know we have to spray. It’s easy for a grower to say, ‘I’ve got to spray a fungicide on this field anyway, so let me throw some insecticide in there for insurance.’ There are problems with that approach,” he said.Also, ill-advised spraying can lead to the decline of natural predators, which could open up an even bigger problem.“If you go into a cotton field, the fruit of the cotton is right there. If it’s getting eaten, you can see it; with peanuts, it is not that easy. The most serious pests of peanuts are usually below the ground; the caterpillars we see eating leaves are not nearly as important as the insects we do not see eating the pegs and pods below the ground,” Abney said. Growers often use a broad-spectrum material like a pyrethroid, he said, because of its low cost. But these chemicals can wipe out natural enemies and lead to more pest problems.last_img read more

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first_imgThe defendant must also pay a Rp 1 million (US$ 70.41) fine. Failure to pay the fine will result in one month in jail.Read also: In-law accused of pouring chemicals on woman’s dogs, killing fiveThe sentence was lighter than the four months’ imprisonment and Rp 2 million fine demanded by prosecutors.The animal abuse case was filed by animal welfare group the Natha Satwa Nusantara Foundation, following the filing of a report by the dog owners. The Central Jakarta District Court found Aris Tangkelabi Pandin guilty of animal abuse after he poured liquid sodium hydroxide on six dogs, killing five of them, while their mother sustained severe injuries. Aris has been sentenced him to six months’ probation.“We find the defendant guilty of animal abuse that caused impairment and death, as stipulated in the 2014 law on animal husbandry and animal health,” presiding Judge Wadji Pramono said during a hearing on Tuesday as reported by would not be detained but Wadji said that if within the six-month probation period he committed another crime, he would have to spend three months in jail.  The foundation’s chairperson, Davina Veronica, said even though Aris had been found guilty, she expected a harsher punishment to create a deterrent effect.“We won the case but we are dissatisfied because people can see that the verdict will not deter animal abusers,” she said.Meanwhile, prosecutor Andri said his side would appeal. “Hopefully the judges will grant our appeal so animal abuse stops,” he said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

first_img May 02, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced he will schedule the upcoming congressional special election to replace retiring Congressman Pat Meehan to be held in conjunction with the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.“Given the calendar and timing of these announcements, it makes the most fiscal and practical sense for our county elections office to schedule these special elections on the same day as the November general election,” Governor Wolf said.Governor Wolf plans to handle any upcoming congressional retirements in the same manner unless they occur within 60 days of the general election.center_img Governor Wolf Announces Plans for Special Congressional Electionslast_img read more

first_imgThe last review, conducted in 2013 by the previous government of prime minister Donald Tusk, saw the second-pillar converted into a voluntary system, while the OFEs were stripped of their sovereign bond holdings and forced into investing heavily in Polish equities.The removal of sovereign bonds enabled the then-government to reduce public debt as a share of GDP.With the current Law and Justice (PiS) government facing its own budget challenges, most notably financing its programme to provide PLN500 (€114) a month for every second and subsequent child, the OFEs’ net assets of PLN141.3bn (€32.8bn) as of end-April have long been seen as a tempting resource.The PiS government’s intention to support Poland’s large coal mining industry also lent credibility to the notion of a state-run second pillar obliged to invest in assets that a privately run entity would have shunned.Zieleniecki stressed that the pensions review would not start until August, after the closure of the current transfer window at the end of July.As of late May, some 25,000 had decided to switch their 2.92% from their sub-account at Poland’s Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) to an OFE.Zieleniecki told Bloomberg the government could consider widening the OFEs’ investment possibilities as their current, Polish-equity-focused portfolio structure was generating poor results.The Polish Chamber of Pension Funds earlier commissioned a report from PwC, since submitted to the government, detailing potential new investment classes for the OFEs. The Polish government has stepped in to deny press reports that the government planned to merge the 12 second-pillar pension funds (OFEs) into one entity.Yesterday, Marcin Zieleniecki, deputy minister of family, labour and social policy, told the Polish Press Agency (PAP) the concept had not been discussed, even in the loosest of terms.According to the merger story, published in the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita on 27 May, unnamed government sources stated that the new fund would be under the control of the State Treasury and run by either PZU, the Polish insurance and financial group in which the Treasury holds a 34.2% stake, or the state-owned bank BGK.The article, which cited efficiencies as the primary rationale, was widely disseminated by the Polish press, with the speculation intensified by the fact the government has, by law, to conduct a three-year review of the pension system in 2016.last_img read more

first_imgCanadian terminal operator GCT Global Container Terminals has unveiled a CAD 160 million (USD 119 million) investment in GCT Vanterm that would increase the facility’s container handling capacity.The upgrade would also allow the container terminal to handle larger containerships within its existing footprint while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the terminal.Specifically, the facility will receive two new ship-to-shore cranes to service larger 14,000 TEU ships.As explained, the aim is to improve efficiency and cut emissions by upgrading lower tiered container handling equipment Tier 4x machinery and potentially adding shore power.According to the terminal operator, densified stacking and improved equipment availability are expected to add 215,000 TEUs of new capacity.“GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. will continue to make private sector investments to ensure that Vancouver remains the port of choice and continues to be a competitive jurisdiction for transpacific trade,” Doron Grosman, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc, commented.Strategically located in the inner harbor, the 31-hectare GCT Vanterm is said to be amongst the most productive terminals in North America.Based in Vancouver, BC, GCT Global Container Terminals operates four Green Marine certified terminals in two principal North American ports. On the West Coast, GCT Canada operates two gateway terminals — GCT Vanterm and GCT Deltaport in Vancouver and Delta, BC.last_img read more

first_img The Argentine shocked the football world by handing in a transfer request to end his 20-year association with Barca, believed to be the culmination of several years of frustration with the club’s hierarchy. With his mind made up, Messi believes he should be able to activate a contractual clause that would allow him to terminate his current deal and leave for free. read also:JUST-IN: Lionel Messi could stay at Barcelona until 2021 But Barca argues Messi missed the May 31 deadline to activate the clause and clubs must now meet his 700 million euros release clause. However, a report in the Telegraph has claimed the Catalan giants could be willing to compromise and would instead be willing to accept 100 million euros to sell their superstar. Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, met with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Wednesdays to resolve the issue. Jorge told reporters upon arrival in Barcelona that it would be ‘difficult’ for his son to remain the Camp Nou. Manchester City, PSG, and Inter Milan have all been linked with the 33-year-old. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi has agreed to stay at Barcelona for one more year despite handing in a transfer request at the club, the player’s father has confirmed to Spanish media. Messi sparked the biggest transfer saga of the summer by handing in a transfer request at the Nou Camp last week, informing Barca chiefs of his desire to leave via burofax. The Argentinian superstar is understood to be seeking a new challenge after 16 years in Catalonia, with Manchester City leading the race for his signature. Yet according to Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, Messi has agreed to stay for one last year at Barca despite his intention to leave. The player’s father and agent Jorge has been holding talks with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who remains adamant that Messi still has a year remaining on his current contract. And with a £623million release clause inserted in that contract, it is highly unlikely a potential suitor would be able to afford him. Messi has therefore agreed to stay put in Barcelona for another year, according to Palmeri. He posted on Twitter: BOOM! Jorge Messi saying to [Spanish outlet] Deportes Cuatro “yes” to question of staying one last year at Barcelona”. It is believed Jorge had argued that his son should be allowed to leave due to a clause in his contract which allows him to depart for free at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa Davis2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!last_img read more

first_imgChad Porter led every lap of the May 13 IMCA Modified main event at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 13) – Chad Porter led the entire MN 93 IMCA Modified feature for his first victory of the season Saturday at Arlington Raceway.Trent Loverude lined up directly in back of Porter and tailed him the entire race to take second and Justin Anderson advanced from his 10th place start to take third.The B&B Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature was exciting as Kevin LaTour led for 11 before Dan Mackenthun took the high side in turn four and got around for the lead and eventually the win.Neil Stevens led the entire 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver feature to win his first feature of the year.There were three different leaders in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature and Eric Larson was in front when it mattered the most.Cory Probst started 10th and finished first in the Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Ryan Bryant worked his way from fifth starting to win the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact feature.last_img read more