Expo to Conduct Hemp Workshop

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, December 17 – 19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, will hold a free program for farmers who are interested in or considering growing hemp in 2020.  Newly announced federal guidelines have led Indiana to begin to develop its own regulations on the commercial production of hemp.  State officials and regulators will outline these rules and provide additional information for those planning to plant hemp in 2020.Participants in the program include: Dr. Robert Waltz – State Seed Commissioner; Mark Boyer – Hemp farmer; Justin Swanson- Midwest Hemp Council; and Purdue Agronomy Hemp specialists. In addition to regulatory issues, agronomy information will be presented to help with production and crop protection decisions.  With no crop protection products currently licensed for use on hemp, growers will face a number of management decisions.Hemp presents an opportunity for Hoosier farmers to realize a new source of income from a growing industry.  While the crop represents a good deal of potential, there are considerable risks involved.  Those considering hemp in 2020 or at a future time would benefit from this event.The seminar will take place on Tuesday, December 17, at 1pm. Admission to the Expo and to the hemp seminar is free and preregistering at www.indianafarmexpo.com will provide a free parking voucher.last_img read more

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NANF Chief Petitions NFF Ethics Committee Over Board Member

first_imgHe categorically stated (in a video footage evidence) that a reception was held in Fresh’s honour by the Plateau United management as reward for aiding their league triumph against all odds. He thereafter disclosed that the NANF will take the vital evidence to the relevant anti-graft agencies in the event that necessary action is not taken against the petition. Jumbo also mentioned another game, the clash between Kano Pillars and Plateau United FC. He stated in the petition as follows: “For those of us who were physically present at the match venue, it was nothing but a day light robbery particularly when the center referee did the impossible to ensure the game ended in a 1-1 draw.” NANF chief and former international, Awala Jumbo, has petitioned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Ethics Committee over allegations against NFF executive board member Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh.Fresh, who is the chairman of the NFF Referees Appointment Committee, was accused of using his position for bribery as well as gross manipulation of referees appointment in favour of league champions during the 2017/18 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).Jumbo, who is the head of the technical department of the NANF and the chairman of NANF monitoring committee of the NPFL matches, further accused Fresh of taking huge gratification by appointing referees that influenced majority of Plateau United’s league matches in favour of the Jos-based team.In his petition, Awala Jumbo also mentioned the game between Sunshine Stars and Akwa United in Ijebu Ode adding that the NFF referees appointment committee under the chairmanship of Fresh appointed all the match officials from the exco member’s home state (Niger State) and that he was physically present at the match venue to ensure Akwa United finished the game on the losing side. “We shall also proceed with vital information concerning the criminal aspect of this matter that is outside the jurisdiction of football with a formal complaint to the relevant anti-graft agencies for a thorough investigation on alleged several gratifications received by Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh to compromise and manipulate the 2017/18 NPFL season,” he concluded.center_img The NFF Ethics Committee is however yet to respond to the allegations contained in the petition dated August 17, 2017. RelatedChineme Martins: Amaju Pinnick Inaugurates Committee To Investigate Player’s DeathMarch 17, 2020In “Featured”Ifeanyi Ubah Bags CAF AppointmentMay 8, 2018In “CAF”Rani KhediraJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

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Grenade forces Goodwill Center in Lake Worth to evacuate

first_imgPolice say an unidentified person dropped off a grenade at a Goodwill Center in Lake Worth.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says the bomb squad is investigating if the grenade is live or not and has evacuated the store on Boutwell Road in Lake Worth Beach.The road in front of the store is closed while the bomb squad investigates, the sheriff’s office says.The Goodwill is located at 701 Boutwell Rd Ste B1, Lake Worth, FL 33461.This story is developing.last_img

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Port Increases Safety of Stormwater Treatment Plant

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Port of OlympiaPort of Olympia has been working to identify and correct causes of the hydrogen peroxide spill that occurred at the Marine Terminal’s stormwater treatment plant on Jan. 28, 2015. The spill did not result in any chemicals entering Budd Inlet.Immediately following the release of the hydrogen peroxide, the Port had an independent engineering firm assess the cause of the spill and evaluate potential improvements to make the system even safer. The firm found that a non-vented ball valve was the cause of the spill and identified areas where the system can be improved for efficiency and safety.Port staff shared the engineering firm’s report with the Washington Dept of Ecology, which regulates industrial stormwater. Ecology asked the Port to proceed with design of the recommended improvements and the Port issued a contract with the same firm for the design services.The Port’s goal is to have the full treatment system and any recommended improvements on-line in early 2016. In the interim, the Port is maximizing treatment from other portions of the treatment system and used the hydrogen peroxide recovered from the release in the treatment process.State-of-the-Art FacilityPort of Olympia works closely with Ecology to ensure that the Port’s industrial stormwater treatment achieves regulatory requirements for water discharged into Puget Sound. The Port worked closely with its contractors to develop an innovative process to treat pollutants associated with log yard operations.The Port improved and modernized the stormwater treatment facility on the Marine Terminal in 2014. The project included building conveyance piping, treatment ponds, the facility building and systems.Governor Jay Inslee cut the ribbon and addressed Port staff and guests at the grand opening of the modern stormwater treatment facility on December 3, 2014.The construction contract for modernizing the Marine Terminal stormwater treatment system total was $9.9 million. Total construction costs including the contract, administration, engineering and permitting were $11.1 million. Port tenants are contributing to the costs of facility construction and operations.Port’s Commitment to Water QualityThe stormwater management program is a major element of Port of Olympia’s commitment to preventing, reducing and eliminating the discharge of pollutants into Puget Sound. Port staff work closely with tenants and Ecology to minimize the potential for pollutants to enter Budd Inlet from stormwater runoff flowing off impervious surfaces on Port properties.last_img read more

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