Congressman Reed Declares Victory In 23rd Congressional District Race

first_imgImage by Tom Reed for Congress / Facebook.CORNING – Congressman Tom Reed has declared victory in the race for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.Reed leads with 160,131 votes, 61 percent of ballots cast, over Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano who has 90,959 votes, 34 percent, a difference of more than 69,000 ballots.“It is ultimately up to the people,” said Reed. “It is rewarding, it is humbling, but it also reminds me that we have to wake up tomorrow and get back to work.”As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, are 506 of the 526 election districts reporting. An increase in absentee ballots may also have some influence over the race.Mitrano previously said out of respect every voter and every vote, she will refrain from commenting until the absentee ballots are opened November 10.Reed previously defeated Mitrano in the 2018 general election.This story has been updated to reflect the most recent election data. Share: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)last_img read more

Landscape workshops

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaWith the economy limping, many people are trying to make endsmeet by getting into the landscape business. Or they’re thinkingabout it.For them and others who haven’t been in the business long, theUniversity of Georgia offers the 2003 Business Skills andPractical Skills Workshops for Beginning Landscaping and LawnCare Professionals.The workshops will be Oct. 15-17 at the Bamboo Farm and CoastalGardens in Savannah, Ga., and Oct. 29-31 at Gwinnett TechnicalInstitute in Lawrenceville, Ga. They feature expert advice oneverything from hiring help to troubleshooting plant problems.Three daysThe three days include instruction at all levels. Days one andtwo cover business skills needed in the industry.Day three is set aside for practical skills training. Thisincludes pesticide recertification credits to people who hold acommercial or private license in Georgia or South Carolina.For a detailed schedule, visit the Web site at www.ces.uga.edu/business-skills.htm.A $100 fee (or a separate fee for each workshop) includes threedays of instruction from university faculty and industry pros,printed materials, refreshment breaks and lunch on days two andthree.Daily events begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. A detailed list offees is included on the registration form on-line.last_img read more

Tracking diseases

first_imgTracking domestic animalsThe system will track cattle, bison, hogs, sheep,goats, horses, poultry, game birds, farmed fish and domesticdeer, elk, llamas, alpacas, ostriches and emus, McPeake said.It isn’t a knee-jerk reaction to last year’s mad cow case, hesaid.”The industry and government have been working on this system fora couple of years,” he said. “Now it will be phased in over threeyears.”The USAIP Web site reportsthat the system’sfirst phase, premises ID by state, should be complete this year. Based on public health system”This system is based on the Georgia Division of Public Health’shuman disease system, which tracks diseases like AIDS andtuberculosis,” said Nelwyn Stone, assistant state veterinarian.”Farmers and veterinarians will use RADS to report animaldiseases.”Stone said a farmer, county extension agent or veterinarian canaccess the system through the Web and quickly report an animaldisease case.”Farmers usually call their vet first. Then the vet calls us,”Stone said. “If it’s a foreign animal disease, like bluetongue orfoot-and-mouth disease, we inform the (U.S. Department ofAgriculture) and a veterinary medical officer reports to thefarm.”The new, computer-driven system should make this quicker, Stonesaid. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIn the wake of the nation’s scareover its first case of bovinespongiform encephalopathy, also known as “mad cow disease,” stateand federal officials are stepping up measures to track foreignanimal diseases.In Georgia, the Reportable Animal Disease System is beingincorporated into the Georgia Agricultural Information Sharingand Analysis Center network. RADS will allow state officials tomonitor animal disease across the state. Federal program will track originThe federal government is working on the U.S. AnimalIdentification Plan, a system that will track animals back totheir origin.”It … can identify all animals and premises potentially exposedto an animal with a foreign animal disease within 48 hours ofdiscovery,” said Charles McPeake, an animal scientist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.”Maintaining the health and economic viability of U.S. animalagriculture is critical to the industry and the safety of ourfood supply,” he said.The federal system will enable foreign animal disease outbreaksto be quickly contained, McPeake said. It will help meetshoppers’ demands, too, for foods that can be traced to theirsource.Using the federal system, officials will be able to trace ananimal back to its farm and everywhere in-between. It’s stillbeing developed. But when it’s in place, it will require thatanimals get an identification number at birth. Keeping diseases contained”When an animal disease is reported, we want to get our stateveterinary officials out to the farm quickly,” she said. “If it’sonly on one farm, we want to keep it on one farm.”In July, Stone will meet with counterparts in other states todiscuss each state’s system.”The overall goal is to make it easier for farmers, farm workers,lab workers and veterinarians to report suspect diseases,” Stonesaid. “It will keep animals in our state safe and ensure diseaseslike avian flu don’t spread if they do occur.”RADS was created by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. It’sfunded by the Georgia Division of Public Health. The GeorgiaEmergency Management Agency will integrate the technology intotheir monitoring systems.Stone said she hopes the system will go on-line this spring.Computer problems, though, could push it back to the fall.last_img read more

11 ways to be a more likable leader

first_img 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Being a great leader also requires you to be a well-liked leader. While we often have to make tough business decisions, meet deadlines and keep daily operations running smoothly, we also need to be equally focused on building and maintaining positive relationships.Developing this kind of likability can only be attained through your actions – how you make people feel – not based on how you look or your level of success. Inc.com contributor Jeff Haden lists 11 habits of “genuinely likable people” – habits that will help make a great first impression, and also a great lasting impression. His list includes:Give before you receive, fully expecting to not receive anything.Shift the spotlight to other people.Listen three times more than you talk.Never practice selective hearing.last_img read more

Health Tracker reveals which Brisbane suburbs are best for your health

first_imgBrisbane City residents were the most physically active along with those of Kangaroo Point. This apartment as 4704/71 Eagle Street is for sale for $1.75 million. Picture: Realestate.com.auCompare that to suburbs with the highest rates of smokers – Inala, Richlands and Wacol at 28.8 per cent, followed by Kingston, Slacks Creek, Deception Bay, Logan Central, Woodridge, Redland Islands, Beenleigh and Eagleby where one in four adults smoked; or the highest rates of sedentary lifestyles – Lockyer Valley East (78.5 per cent), Logan Central, Woodridge, New Chum, Redbank Plains, Bundamba, Riverview and Caboolture South.New Chum and Redbank Plains also had the highest level of overweight or obese residents (76.9 per cent), followed by Browns Plains, Crestmead, Marsden, Brassall, Leichhardt, One Mile, Churchill, Yamanto, Raceview, Ripley, Bundamba, Riverview, Dakabin, Kallangur, Beenleigh, Eagleby, Springfield, Redbank North, Caboolture South, Bethania, Waterford, Loganlea and Waterford West.The only high risk activity where those in wealthier inner Brisbane suburbs had much higher scores than those on the outer rim was in alcohol consumption. Ashgrove and Bardon had the highest incidences of alcohol consumption at levels considered to be risky to health (24 per cent), followed by Ascot, Clayfield, Hamilton, Balmoral, Bulimba, Hawthorne, Paddington, Milton and Red Hill, while the lowest level was 7.7 per cent out of Algester, Calamvale and Stretton.AHPC director Professor Rosemary Calder told The Courier-Mail that while individual wealth played a role in a person’s ability to live a healthy lifestyle, the environment they were in also made a great difference.“Communities that are newer outer suburbs commonly don’t have good public transport so they are much less likely to walk from home to public transport and much more likely to go in a car. In fact the rates of car ownership in new communities are very high,” she said. Chapel Hill has the lowest level of smokers in Brisbane, along with Fig Tree Pocket and Kenmore at just 7.9 per cent. This home at 5 Tinbeerwah Place, Chapel Hill, is on the market at $829,000. Picture: Realestate.com.auShe said there was diversity in all suburbs but increased wealth and levels of investment in communities could vastly improve health in the outer suburbs.“Where there is increasing wealth, both at the individual and community level, there is likely to be increasing levels of health. Again much of that is about the environment. People don’t move in with greater income levels and just live, the whole community changes, it’s all interconnected.”She said good health was not just about health services but required support systems that involved urban planning, public transport planning, parks and environment.“Health is everybody’s business and these health risk factors affect our workforce, impact on productivity, and that’s important for our national economy.” SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE: Lowest level %: Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 53.2New Farm 54.7Ascot Clayfield Hamilton 56Paddington Milton Red Hill 56.4 Balmoral Bulimba Hawthorne 57Ashgrove Bardon 59.1Brisbane Inner North Central 59.6Fortitude Valley Spring Hill 60Chapel Hill Fig Tree Pocket Kenmore 60.4Chelmer Graceville Corinda Sherwood 60.4 Highest level %: Lockyer Valley East 78.5Logan Central Woodridge 77.7New Chum Redbank Plains 77.6Bundamba Riverview 76.6Caboolture South area 76.5Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 76.4Esk Lake Manchester England Creek Lowood 76.3Springfield Redbank North 76.1 Kingston Slacks Creek 76.1Dakabin Kallangur 75.6 SMOKERS: Lowest level %: Chapel Hill Fig Tree Pocket Kenmore 7.9 Kenmore Brookfield Moggill West 8.1Eight Mile Plains 8.2St Lucia 8.4Samford Valley 8.9Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 9.2Carindale 9.4Kuraby Runcorn 9.5Sunnybank Sunnybank Hills 9.6Auchenflower Toowong 9.7 Highest level %: Inala Richlands Wacol 28.8Kingston Slacks Creek 25.8Deception Bay 25.2Logan Central Woodridge 24.9Redland Islands 24.7 Beenleigh Eagleby 24.7Caboolture 23.6Bundamba Riverview 23.3Rocklea Acacia Ridge 23.1Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 22.1 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE ADULTS: Lowest levels %: St Lucia 44.8Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 47.1Auchenflower Toowong 49.7Indooroopilly Taringa 50Highgate Hill South Brisbane West End 50.7Fortitude Valley Spring Hill 51.5Chapel Hill Fig Tree Pocket Kenmore 51.8Coopers Plains Robertson 52.6Paddington Milton Red hill 53New Farm 53.4 Highest levels %: More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoNew Chum/ Redbank Plains 76.9Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 73.7Brassall Leichhardt One Mile 73.4Churchill Yamanto Raceview Ripley 73.3Bundamba Riverview 72.7Dakabin Kallangur 72.6Beenleigh Eagleby 72Springfield Redbank North 71.5Caboolture South area 71.3Bethania Waterford Loganlea Waterford West 71.1 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) OVERWEIGHT KIDS: Lowest level %: Paddington Milton Red Hill 21.8Balmoral Bulimba Hawthorne 22.1Ashgrove Bardon 22.1Chelmer Graceville Corinda Sherwood 22.1Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 22.2The Gap Upper Kedron Ferny Grove 22.7Camp Hill 22.8Auchenflower Toowong 22.8Indooroopilly Taringa 22.9Wellington Point 22.9 Highest level %: Logan Central Woodridge 40.6Inala Richlands Wacol 37.2 Kingston Slacks Creek 36.8Chermside 34.1New Chum Redbank Plains 33.8Springfield Redbank North 32.8Deception Bay 32.7Beenleigh Eagleby 32.4Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 32.4 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) RISKY LEVELS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION: Highest level %: Ashgrove Bardon 24Ascot Clayfield Hamilton 23.3Balmoral Bulimba Hawthorne 22.4Paddington Milton Red Hill 22.4Camp Hill 21.7Brighton Sandgate Shorncliffe 21.5Brisbane Inner North Central 20.9Kedron Gordon Park Wavell Heights 20.5Manly Lota Manly West Wakerley 20.5 Lowest level %: Algester Calamvale Stretton 7.7Kuraby Runcorn 8Eight Mile Plains 9.3Inala Richlands Wacol 10Kingston Slacks Creek 10.3Logan Central Woodridge 10.3Pallara Willawong Parkinson Drewvale 10.6Darra Sumner Durack Oxley 10.7Sunnybank Sunnybank Hills 10.7Coopers Plains Robertson 11 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) Individual wealth plays a role in a person’s ability to live a healthy lifestyle, but the environment they were in also made a great difference, according to the Australian Health Policy Collaboration.LIVING in leafy inner Brisbane could be the best thing you do for your health, according to new Health Tracker findings released today.The Health Tracker by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration found significant levels of health risk in many outer Brisbane suburbs while residents in wealthier suburbs had lower levels of obesity, smoking and led more active lives.Suburbs where residents were the most physically active were Brisbane City, Kangaroo Point, New Farm, Ascot, Clayfield and Hamilton, while Greater Brisbane’s lowest levels of smokers were in Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore, Brookfield and Moggill West.St Lucia was the healthiest Brisbane suburb when it came to body size, with 44.8 per cent of residents overweight or obese – the lowest level in Brisbane. Others around that same level were Brisbane City, Kangaroo Point, Auchenflower, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Taringa, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane, West End, Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill. Brisbane edges, Sydney, Melbourne Is this a renovator or detonator? RBA to stay in limbo this year center_img St Lucia was Brisbane’s healthiest suburb when it came to weight. This home at 12 Ironside Street, St Lucia, is on the market for $1.62m. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The ability to be active is significantly the outcome of your options for walking, which are higher if you live by the seaside or in the “leafy suburbs” which by the use of the term we know are conducive to being outdoors.”Professor Calder said researchers found that the better resourced the community was, the better the environment and health outcomes.“We know the wealthier leafy suburbs have been well resourced for a long time. We also know that having more disposable income gives you more choices.”She said personal wealth was a barrier for many people, but “the rest of it is where you live and how well resourced your community is”.“You’re more likely to see private gyms and yoga classes in wealthier suburbs. In communities where there is lower less individual wealth, there’s much more likely to be fast food outlets than gyms. We know that there are children that cannot afford to ride to school because families can’t afford a bicycle and club sport is expensive with uniforms and members.”last_img read more

The job which doesn’t require a tertiary education and has unlimited earning potential

first_imgMatt Lancashire – Ray White QLD real estate agent and guest speaker at AREC17How many professions can you name that don’t require a tertiary education and the salary is uncapped?It’s a point one of Brisbane’s million dollar agents was keen to point out as he addressed the Australian Real Estate Conference 2017 on the Gold Coast.But that’s not the only reason Matt Lancashire got into real estate.The Ray White New Farm agent sold $100 million worth of real estate last year, including Brisbane’s biggest ever residential sale of 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point.For the first time since the epic sale, Lancashire revealed the exact sale price of the property – $18,488,888 million and 88 cents.And just how much he pocketed from it – $509,000.4500 real estate industry players have turned up to hear the secrets to success at the AREC 2017 conference at the Gold Coast.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoIn his segment, The Road to Number 1 is the Worst Best Kept Secret, the electrician turned prestige real estate agent revealed just how hard he had to work to win the listing and ultimately seal the deal.There were plenty of coffees, breakfasts, lunches and dinners.It was about building relationships, working the phone, using his referral network and “you just really need to hustle”.Lancashire’s love of property began when he bought his first home at the age of 17 and his ambition to succeed in the industry has stemmed from there.“I wanted to be the go-to person in the top end of town Brisbane,” he said.“I’m not saying it’s easy but you need to know what makes you want to get out of bed every morning. You need to know your why.”last_img read more

WWF, Prado Museum use art to depict impact of climate change

first_imgNiños en la playa (Boys on the Beach) by Joaquín Sorolla now depicts the extinction of species. (1 – MUSEO DEL PRADO), (2- WWF SPAIN/MUSEO DEL PRADO) El quitasol (The Parasol) by Francisco de Goya is doctored to reflect the social drama of climate refugees. (1 – MUSEO DEL PRADO), (2 – WWF SPAIN/MUSEO DEL PRADO) CONSERVATION group WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF ) and the Prado Museum have joined forces toraise the alarm on the impact of climate change, as political leaders anddiplomats meet at the COP25 climate change summit in Madrid, Spain. COP25 ends on Dec. 13. (BBC) Theconference was due to be held in Chile, but was cancelled by the governmentthere following weeks of civil disturbances, and is being hosted by Spaininstead.center_img Together they selected four masterpieces from thePrado collection to highlight the environmental consequences of variousphenomena attributed to climate change. Joachim Patinir’s El paso de la laguna Estigia (Landscape with Charon Crossing the Styx) becomes an illustration of the impact of extreme drought on river and crops. (1 – MUSEO DEL PRADO), (2- WWF SPAIN/MUSEO DEL PRADO) Felipe IV a Caballo (Philip IV on Horseback) by Diego Velázquez is used to highlight the issue of rising sea levels. ( 1 – MUSEO DEL PRADO), (2 – WWF SPAIN/MUSEO DEL PRADO)last_img read more

NFF commends minister, submits report on teams’ outings

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Nigeria Football Federation has hailed the move of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Akin Dare, to request for a report on the performances of the various national teams in recent weeks, just as the football governing body submitted the requested report on Monday.The President of the NFF stated this on Tuesday when he submitted the report.He said: “It was a good move by the Honourable Minister to request for the report. As he said, there has to be stock-taking and after that, accountability. The NFF is enamoured by the move and we have submitted the requested report.“For us, there is nothing to hide. We have detailed all the issues and the forces at play, and explained that in so much as these tournaments are important; they are mainly and strategically developmental. Even at that, we approach every match/tournament with the intention of winning, but it is practically and absolutely impossible based on indices, records and scientific laws of probability.In a 15-page letter signed by Pinnick, the NFF detailed issues of funding (inadequacy and late release of same) and the toxic and disruptive environment in which it has had to operate for the past 18 months (with the Federation’s leadership and brand falsely and maliciously dragged from one investigative agency to the other and from one court to the other on same baseless allegations) as core reasons for the poor outings of the Super Falcons, CHAN Eagles, Golden Eaglets and Olympic Eagles in recent international matches/tournaments.Pinnick also stated that the best performance indicator for any country in international football is the A team, in this case Super Eagles, which in recent times drew with five-time world champions Brazil and Ukraine in friendlies, and defeated Benin Republic and Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifying matches. These, after finishing third at the first-ever 24-team AFCON in Egypt this year summer. Moreover, a high number of the players in the present Super Eagles squad passed through the various developmental teams, showing that Nigeria is moving in the right direction.The NFF went ahead to map out strategies for better results going forward, including but not limited to a revamp of the NFF Technical Department; improved supervision of the teams by the NFF Technical Committee; open and transparent process to select new head coaches for the teams affected; early preparation and prioritization of tournaments; synergy between the Ministry and the NFF to get approved funds released early enough for adequate preparation of teams participating in major matches and competitions; and to work even harder at securing partners and sponsors to support the programmes of the national teams.Tags: NFFSunday Darelast_img read more

Mbappe rejects new PSG deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Neymar ‘super happy’ to return to training with PSG Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly failed with their latest attempt to extend the contract of Kylian Mbappe.Despite the World Cup winner still having two-and-a-half years on his existing deal, PSG are aware that Real Madrid are ready to make an approach for the France international.Sporting director Leonardo has frequently ruled out the possibility of the 20-year-old joining a new club during the summer transfer window.However, according to Marca, the forward continues to insist that he will not pen fresh terms at Parc des Princes.The report claimed that there is now concern regarding the player’s attitude at the Ligue 1 giants, potentially increasing the chances of a sale in 2020.Mbappe has reacted indifferently when being substituted in PSG’s last two Ligue 1 games against Nantes and Montpellier HSC.Tags: Paris Saint-Germainlast_img read more

Moyes set to meet United squad

first_imgDavid Moyes is set to meet the Manchester United squad on Monday morning as he begins the task of following in Sir Alex Ferguson’s footsteps. Moyes was due to meet United players and staff at Carrington for the first time in order to outline his plans for the future. Although he does not officially start work until July 1, realistically, that start date is impractical as United head on tour on July 10 and return to pre-season training before then. Moyes will also have to decide which areas of the present squad he needs to improve. It is a tricky position for the outgoing Everton boss. On one hand it would be natural for Moyes to insist on making his own mark, and having people he knows well around him. On the other, the 50-year-old will be loath to unsettle a system that has proved to be so successful for so long. He should at least meet a group of players in high spirits following Sunday’s incredible 5-5 draw at West Brom. It was the highest scoring draw in Premier League history and matched a result United have recorded just once, in 1895, when they were still known as Newton Heath. After the crazy 26 years Ferguson has spent at Old Trafford, it seemed a fitting way to go out, although Golden Boot winner Robin van Persie did wish for a “Fergie Time” winner. “I was waiting for some Fergie time at the end,” joked the Dutchman. “It didn’t happen but to score 10 goals was good fun for everyone, so I think the fans are pleased.” Van Persie does not expect the transition to working under Moyes to prove problematic. “Everybody wants to work for each other and share the success and I’m 100 per cent sure that we will play for trophies every year and, hopefully, win a few every year. That’s our standard for this team,” he said. “Of course, we get a new manager next year and everybody is looking forward to that. It’s a new challenge for everyone. We’ll have a nice break now and then we go again.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more