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The city has long lobbied for a ferry, but low commuter demand over the years couldn’t support it. That seems to be changing now that thousands of residential housing units are breaking ground this year on MOTBY and residential redevelopment is expected to attract more young commuters. Last April, the City and the PA performed an impact study to gauge commuter interest and determine likely locations. “This is a true game changer for Bayonne that will help us continue with the development of MOTBY and it will give our residents another option to commute into Manhattan,” said Mayor James Davis in a press release. “We are finally beginning to deliver on the promises made decades ago, that will mean millions of dollars in new tax revenue, expanded transportation and more investments in the things residents need, like renovations to our parks and expanded services.” BAYONNE – The prospect of a ferry terminal in Bayonne is growing after the city and the Port Authority of NY and NJ signed a nonbinding term sheet that should pave the way to formal negotiations to build the terminal on the southern side of the former Military Ocean Terminal Base (MOTBY), according to city officials.The next step will come in April when the city is expected to issue a request for proposals for ferry operators to bid on the right to build and operate the terminal. Submissions will be due later in the spring, according to city officials. ×
Formed in 2011, Tank and the Bangas have made a national impression since winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest earlier this year. Mixing R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Spoken Word, Tank and the Bangas are as original as they come. Out of 6,000 entrants, they were the chosen one (unanimously, we might add)—and with great reason.EXCLUSIVE: Tank of Tank and the Bangas Contemplates Inspiration, Poetry, And ConfidenceToday, the New Orleans-based group has shared the song “Quick” from the NPR submission video. This rocking version of the song marks the first new recording from the band since 2013’s Think Tank, which was followed by two live recordings of The Big Bang: Live at Gasa Gasa in 2014 and Jazzfest in 2015. Hopefully this means a full album is on the way.Listen to the 2017 recording of “Quick” below:Now compare this recording to the submission video that won the hearts of many back in February, when they won the contest. It’s no wonder Trey Anastasio called them “a psychedelic joy rap explosion. Like a female Sly Stone teleporting into 2017 and landing in New Orleans.” He continued, “I love this video. It makes me want to be there. I saw so many amazing musicians while judging this year’s Tiny Desk Contest . . . Thousands of entries from all 50 states. One winner . . . ”Gotta make my money real quick, real quick:
The growing list of mainstream music artists who are adding their names and brands into the cannabis arena is starting to feel a bit like the quickly over-expanding roster of 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls. On Monday, Jenny Lewis added herself to the already-sizable list of artists like Jimmy Buffett, Action Bronson, Biggie‘s son, and Dean Ween as music industry names hoping to cash in on the highly-profitable “Green Rush” with the launch of her own cannabis strain, “The Rabbit Hole.”Named after one of the tracks featured on her recently-released On The Line LP, “The Rabbit Hole” was produced with Glass House Farms, a legalized indoor growing facility located in Carpinteria, CA. Fans and cannabis consumers will soon be able to purchase Lewis’ new strain at dispensaries located around the state, as the product will be available in 5-packs of half-gram pre-rolls.Related: David Crosby Spent 4/20 Getting Stoned While Trolling Fans Of The DoorsLewis is currently on tour throughout the rest of the month in support of her new studio album. On The Line, her first solo project since 2014’s The Voyager saw Lewis teaming up with notable collaborators including Ringo Starr and Don Was. Lewis’ 2019 tour plans will also see her performing throughout the summer and into the fall months. Fans can also catch Lewis performing at a mix of 2019 music festivals including California’s Ohana Festival, Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Music Festival, Florida’s Sing Out Loud Festival, Ohio’s WonderBus Festival, and Texas’ ACL Fest, just to name a few.Tickets for Lewis 2019 performances are on sale now and can be purchased on the tour page of her website. [H/T Stereogum]
Georgia peanut farmers can save money, conserve water and produce higher yields using a new irrigation scheduling recommendation, according to Wesley Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist.The original “checkbook method,” which has producers watering a field a specific amount each week, advises farmers that the total water requirement for peanuts over the course of the growing season is 23 inches. After four years of research at UGA’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park, Porter has revised those recommendations down to 18 inches.“After multiple years of research, we observed that the old method was recommending too much water, but the new recommendation is better adjusted to the current varieties and environment,” he said.Through this research, Porter saw that the original checkbook method, an evapotranspiration average based on historical data, didn’t produce the highest yields. He feared that the crop was being overwatered because, when compared to other more conservative methods, it typically produced lower yields.Porter tested applying 50 percent of the checkbook method by applying exactly half of the recommended amount each time irrigation was required. He used this modified method for two years to see how the crop responded. “We obtained favorable yields out of reducing (the water recommendations) by half, but I knew that was way too low and that farmers would not feel comfortable irrigating this little,” he said.Porter then set his sights on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to find peanut crop coefficient data. The crop coefficient is a scaling factor that accounts for crop age, growth and development. He combined this data with 15 years of research from UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Georgia weather stations and calculated a new state crop evapotranspiration average.Through this formula, Porter produced a new peanut water-use curve that reduces the checkbook method’s water requirement down to 18 inches. Porter and his team believe that peanuts don’t require as much water as was once calculated, possibly due to emerging varieties.“We feel like the varieties that are being produced today are more efficient,” he said.Porter stresses that growers who use the checkbook method will still need to monitor rainfall and subtract that amount from the total amount required by the crop for each week. He also cautions farmers that the checkbook method won’t be an exact fit in years that are either wetter or drier than normal, as it will overestimate or underestimate water needs in those years.For more information on the UGA Extension Peanut Team and its research, visit peanuts.caes.uga.edu.(Bryce Ethridge is an intern on the UGA Tifton campus.)
By Steven McLoud/Diálogo June 18, 2019 The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort was in Port of Miami on June 18 to begin its deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of mission Continuing Promise. During its five-month deployment, the USNS Comfort will conduct medical assistance in support of regional partners and provide a medical response to the regional impacts of the Venezuelan political and economic crisis. On hand at the press conference at the launch of the USNS Comfort in Miami, Florida, was U.S. Vice President Mike Pence along with U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), as well as Carlos Vecchio, the Venezuelan ambassador to the U.S. appointed by Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó. “Under President Trump’s direction, we announced last month that the USNS Comfort will deploy once again throughout the region of Latin America to address the suffering people of Venezuela,” said Pence. He also pointed to all the personnel being deployed with the ship, including partner nation members from Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and Costa Rica, thanking them for their service, and adding, “you are embarking on a vital mission and are fulfilling this nation’s enduring promise — the very mission of SOUTHCOM — to improve public health, strengthen security, and grow prosperity throughout this hemisphere of freedom.” Throughout its five-month deployment, the diverse crew of about 1,000 military and civilian medical, engineering, veterinary, logistics, and marine personnel, will visit numerous countries with their first stop beginning in Ecuador. Other port calls will be conducted in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia. Joint Work U.S. military medical personnel aboard the ship will work alongside a variety of governmental agencies to provide medical assistance to communities based on the needs identified by the host-nation health ministries. The majority of these patients will be treated at the ship’s land-based medical sites, while select patients may be chosen for the hospital ship’s onboard surgical services. The medical and dental capabilities provided during this deployment will assist communities with a wide range of health services, including basic medical evaluation and treatment, preventive medicine, dental screenings and treatment, optometry screenings, eyewear distribution, general surgery, ophthalmologic surgery, public health training, and additional specialties as required. For countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, the arrival of the Comfort will be a much needed asset to relieve pressure on their respective medical systems, which received and attended to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled the country’s crisis. Since 2018, Venezuela’s economic collapse under the regime of Nicolás Maduro, and his predecessor Hugo Chávez, has caused the largest migration crisis in Latin American history. According to the United Nations, 4 million Venezuelans — more than a tenth of the population — have fled the country in the past four years. “I’d like to take this opportunity to say something to the professional officers, noncommissioned officers, soldiers, sailors, and airmen in Venezuela’s military,” said Adm. Faller. “You also made a promise — an oath — to protect your citizens and defend your country. And in that promise lies hope for a better future — for your families, for your institution, and for your country: that Venezuela will once again be free, democratic, and prosperous.” The sailing from PortMiami marks the hospital ship’s seventh deployment to the region since 2007, and the second deployment to the Western Hemisphere in the last six months. “And that’s why Comfort is returning to the region again — to extend hope, and an outstretched hand, to those in need,” Adm. Faller said. “Over the next five months, Comfort is hoping to visit 14 ports in 12 countries. But the one place she won’t go is where she’s needed most: Venezuela,” he added.
Field of membership reform and the 2016/2017 operating budget were included the NCUA Board’s November meeting agenda, which was released Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Nov. 19 at NCUA headquarters in Alexandria, Va., and will be streamed live online.NCUA board members said in January they would likely draft FOM regulatory relief this year and formed an internal working group to study the topic. Vice Chairman Rick Metsger said FOM reform would be his top priority in 2015. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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A joint team from the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) and the National Police has discovered illegally owned radioactive substances in a house in the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten.“The radioactive sources contain caesium-137 and other radioactive isotopes,” Bapeten spokesperson Indra Gunawan said in a press release on Monday.Indra said the team would further investigate the matter to ascertain whether the illegally owned substances were linked to the recent discovery of caesium-137 radioactive waste in the complex. Bapeten first detected high levels of radiation in the Batan Indah complex during a routine check at the end of January. Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, a joint Bapeten and National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) team discovered several radioactive fragments in a vacant lot next to a volleyball court in the housing complex.The fragments contained caesium-137, which is commonly used for industrial purposes. “It could be a bright spot for the case [..]. Bapeten is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the community and the environment in this incident,” Indra said.He added that the police’s crime investigation unit had secured evidence found in the house and put up police tape to support the further investigation. Police were also interviewing the owners of the house. (syk)Topics :
According to labmanager.com, biosafety level two would cover work with agents associated with human disease: in other words, pathogenic or infectious organisms posing a moderate hazard. Meanwhile, the West Java Health Laboratory, which is the nation’s referral center for tuberculosis, was certified at biosafety level 2+.The West Java administration previously planned to allocate two waves of funding for coronavirus response from the regional disaster management fund, one of Rp 24 billion (US$1.6 million) and the other of Rp 50 billion.Ridwan said the first allocation was increased to Rp 47 billion under the approval of the West Java Council. He said the budget would be used for purchasing more test kits.Indonesia has recorded 227 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 19 deaths and 11 recovered cases as of Wednesday.West Java Information and Coordination Center for COVID-19 reported the province had 11 confirmed cases, while the number of people under monitoring was 1,004 and of patients under surveillance in isolation rooms was 101 people as of Wednesday. (syk) West Java has taken proactive steps to conduct sample examinations to test residents who are suspected of having the coronavirus, but do not display symptoms, and to accelerate receiving the test results to within hours.West Java Health Agency head Berli Hamdani Gelung Sakti said the tests they applied required two samples using nose and throat swabs, which would be brought to the health laboratory for polymerase chain reaction examinations.“[The test kits] are in support of the Medical School of Padjadjaran University and the Bandung Institute of Technology,” Berli said.Ridwan said the universities’ laboratories were at “biosafety level two”. West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil says the West Java Health Laboratory has detected one positive COVID-19 case who showed no symptoms at all among the hundreds of independent sample examinations the province conducted.“From 230 tests, it turned out there was one positive case. [The person is] now being treated at Hasan Sadikin Hospital,” Ridwan said at Gedung Sate in Bandung on Wednesday. “That person looked healthy. We must be careful and not wait for the symptoms [to show].”Ridwan did not specify how the patient had been infected but he said the person had been isolated so as not to infect others. Topics :