CGG wins multi-year Dedicated Center contract renewal for Total

first_img CGG wins multi-year Dedicated Center contract renewal for Total. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) CGG announced today that its Geoscience division has been awarded a contract renewal by Total, for the continued operation of its Dedicated Processing Center (DPC) in Pau, France. The new contract will run for five years starting in January 2020.The two companies have been working in close collaboration at the DPC since 2006. Through this long-term relationship and CGG’s timely delivery of its innovative technologies and tailored workflows for a variety of environments around the world, the DPC has established a reputation for excellence, especially in 4D processing.Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG, said: “As a result of our strong partnership, the Pau DPC is fully integrated into Total’s production cycle. This, together with its ability to leverage CGG’s high-end 4D processing expertise and technology, has enabled the DPC to deliver outstanding results over the years. We look forward to continuing to support Total in the success of their future projects.” Source: Company Press Release The new contract will run for five years starting this yearlast_img read more

SAIC to produce tailcone sections for US Navy MK 48 torpedo

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy contracts SAIC to produce tailcone sections of MK 48 heavyweight torpedo View post tag: US Navy US Navy contracts SAIC to produce tailcone sections of MK 48 heavyweight torpedo The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to manufacture additional MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo afterbody/tailcone sections.The contract has a 27-month base period of performance from award to final acceptance and includes options for the procurement of spares, production support material, engineering services, test equipment design and manufacturing, and hardware repair services.According to SAIC, the contract has a potential value of $383 million if all options are exercised.SAIC is teamed with Lockheed Martin, who will procure various afterbody/tailcone assemblies, as well as provide engineering services. Lockheed Martin is currently manufacturing guidance and control systems for the MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo. These guidance and control systems will increase bandwidth, provide streamlined targeting and tracking capabilities to enable greater effectiveness and provide advanced counter-measure capabilities.The MK 48 Mod 7 CBASS torpedo is an anti-surface and anti-submarine weapon jointly developed with the Royal Australian Navy, in use aboard U.S. Navy and allied submarines.According to prime contractor Lockheed Martin, the 3,500 lbs (1,676 kg) torpedo is 19 ft (5.8 m) long and dives to a maximum depth of 1,200 ft (365 m). It travels at a speed of 28 knots and delivers a 650-lb (292.5 kg) warhead. The system uses Otto Fuel II as the propellant as an alternative to other fuels and electric propulsion.Lockheed Martin was recently contracted to improve the torpedo with a Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) upgrade. According to the company, the broadband sonar enhancement makes the torpedo more effective against emerging submarine classes in harsh acoustic environments. The CBASS torpedo also has the ability of multi-band operation. November 2, 2016 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: SAIC View post tag: LM Authorities View post tag: MK-48last_img read more

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator – Occupational Therapy Program

first_imgCourse managementAdvisementScholarshipServiceClinical Education Program Planning, Implementation, andAssessment Committed to Mission and Values – Has a clear understandingof institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitatinglearning and for enabling students to navigate their own learningjourney. Communicates Effectively – Adapts oral and writtencommunication approach and style to the audience and based on themessage. Also listens attentively to others. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYThe AFWC is primarily responsible for coordinating the clinicaleducation and the doctoral residency portion of the OTD curriculum,in collaboration with the OTD Doctoral Coordinator. This is afaculty position with teaching, scholarship, advisement, andservice responsibilities in addition to the administration ofclinical education and doctoral experiential component/residency.This position requires significant contact with students, outsideconstituents, professional consortiums, and AFWC faculty at theother USA campuses so teaching responsibilities have beensignificantly reduced in order to ensure that the needs of thefieldwork program are being met.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SUPERVISED BY THE PROGRAMDIRECTOR OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESOther responsibilities as assigned by the Academic ProgramDirectorPOSITION IN ORGANIZATIONReports to: Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic ProgramDirectorCollaborates with: Clinical Education AssociatesTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATIONOccupational Therapy Program Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills – Managessmall, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoringand ensuring participation, managing ones own and students time andattention effectively. Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals andoutcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,follows through on commitments to students and holds themaccountable for assignments and performance Collaborative – Works cooperatively with others across theinstitution and beyond, including the community and throughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive andfair to others. EXPERIENCE Academic Discipline Expertise – Has sufficient credentials,industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teachaccording to the standards and qualifications required. LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATIONMust be currently licensed as an occupational therapist in campusspecific state.TRAVELTravel is an expectation and requirement of the position. Sitevisits to clinical and doctoral residency locations is oftenrequired to assess the suitability of the site and to monitorstudent’s performance. Visits to sites may be initiated by the siteor the AFWC.BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.Physical requirements of this position include the following:Does not applycenter_img Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline – Compelled by theopportunity to contribute through research, scholarshipprofessional practice or creativity. All Other Programs ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN COLLABORATION WITH THECLINICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. Drives Engagement – Makes students feel welcome, understoodand valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,challenging and productive. Terminal academic degree preferred. Post professional master’sdegree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertisewith plans to obtain a terminal academic degree will beconsidered. Communicates between the Academic Institution and AffiliatedClinical Education SitesClinical Site DevelopmentFieldwork Educator DevelopmentWorks with the Clinical Education Department Head to support acollaborative environment in the clinical education office withbehaviors such as: Full-time core faculty teaching in OTD programs must hold adoctoral degree awarded by a ISDE-recognized regional accreditingbody. The doctoral degree is not limited to a doctorate inoccupational therapy.All full-time core faculty teaching in the MOT program musthold a minimum of a master’s degree. The majority of those facultymembers who are occupational therapy practitioners must hold adoctoral degree. All degrees must be awarded by an institution thatis accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. Thedegrees are not limited to occupational therapy. Education Design – Designs learning experiences closelylinked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design ofproject, work integrated, group learning experiences, orinteractive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,andragogy and overall learning effectiveness. A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at thecollege/university level at Instructor rank.Experience with distance learning preferred.A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the area ofcourse content required.Experience in scholarly activity preferred.last_img read more

Real bread option urged

first_imgCommunity supported bakeries could provide a solution to shortages of ’real’ bread across large swathes of the country, according to the Real Bread Campaign.The campaign, which promotes bread made using slow fermentation times and without additives, has published a 140-page handbook, called Knead to Know The Real Bread Starter, to help people in local communities to work together to set up their own bakeries.Chris Young, project co-ordinator, said: “While some parts of the UK have a good choice of bakers making real bread, there are still large parts of the country where people have to travel up to 30 miles to buy a proper loaf. In certain areas there might not be a big enough market to support a traditional high street baker, but there are community supported models that would work.”Community baking schemes could range from people operating as sole traders, baking in their own homes on a very small scale, through to partnerships of local people in bread clubs and co-operatives.>>Real Bread Campaign launches initiatives for childrenlast_img read more

Press release: £300 million announced for community pharmacies to support them during coronavirus outbreak

first_img Pharmacy contractors should note that this uplift will not show on their schedule of payment but the NHSBSA will be sending a letter to each contractor outlining their uplift This uplift is not an additional funding over and above what was agreed for 2020/21 under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 5-year deal. The uplift will be reconciled in 2020/21. However, the mechanism and the time period over which reconciliation will take place has not yet been agreed with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee Full list of Contractual and regulatory changes during the pandemic Every day, community pharmacies carry out critical work to protect the health of the public and support the wider NHS. This is even more important now as we face this unprecedented time. We hugely value the role of the community pharmacy, which is why we are backing them with £300 million of advanced funding to support them as we continue to assess the full additional impact of coronavirus on community pharmacy. To further support pharmacies, we have reduced the services they need to deliver during COVID-19 but have maintained their full funding. We are also working to increase the workforce capacity and flexibility, with calls to those pharmacy professionals who have recently left professional registers to return and have ensured that there is adequate indemnity insurance cover community pharmacy activities during the pandemic, for locum staff, and for professionals who may be relocated to pharmacies that are not their normal place of work.Notes to editorscenter_img Community pharmacies are receiving a £300 million cash boost to ensure they can continue to carry out essential services during the coronavirus outbreak.The advanced funding injection will support pharmacies to provide critical services to protect community health, including supplying medicines and providing medical advice to patients, during a period of unprecedented demand.£200 million was paid on 1 April to pharmacy contractors, alongside their normal monthly payments from the NHS Business Services Authority, and a further £100 million will be allocated on 1 May 2020.In addition to this funding, the Department of Health and Social Care has already reduced the number of services that community pharmacy are required to deliver to allow them to prioritise the most important tasks, but they will continue to receive their full NHS funding. During this period, pharmacies will not be required to pilot new services or carry out non-critical administrative tasks, such as updating practice leaflets.Minister for Health Jo Churchill said:last_img read more

The Challenge of Bakery Retail: register now!

first_imgIn a free online event, British Baker is bringing you a panel of first-class experts to discuss the challenge of bakery retail in the UK.To mark the launch of the Bakery Market Report 2015, we will be holding an exclusive web event to examine the trends of the last 12 months, and look at key innovations within the sector.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “Our webinars give anyone involved in the baking industry invaluable insight into key issues. This one will no doubt provide fascinating discussion which is not to be missed out on.“This year we have also included speakers with backgrounds in digital marketing, to examine some of the challenges introduced to the baking industry in the online age.”Offering their expert opinions will be:Stephen Brown, Local sourcing and diversification manager, Scotmid Co-operative FoodsTracy Faulkner, Client director, him!Mark McCulloch, chief executive, WE ARE SpectacularPatrick McGuigan, Freelance journalist, Bakery Market Report contributorMartyn Leek, Editor, British BakerThe free live broadcast will take place on 26 March 2015 at 14:00. To register for the event click the link here: http://bit.ly/15rXiKrlast_img read more

One gene, many mutations

first_imgFor deer mice living in the Nebraska Sandhills, color can be the difference between life and death.When the dark-coated mice first colonized the region, they stood out starkly against the light-colored, sandy soil, making them easy prey for predators. Over the next 8,000 years, however, the mice evolved a system of camouflage, with lighter coats, changes in the stripe on their tails, and changes in body pigment that allowed them to blend into their habitat.Now Harvard researchers are using their example to answer one of the fundamental questions about evolution. Is it a process marked by large leaps — single mutations that result in dramatic changes in an organism — or is it the result of many smaller changes that accumulate over time?As described in a March 15 paper in the journal Science, a team of researchers, including former Harvard postdoctoral fellow Catherine Linnen, now an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, and led by Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard professor of organismic and evolutionary biology and molecular and cellular biology, were able to show that the changes in mouse coat color were the result not of a single mutation but of at least nine mutations within a single gene.“The findings demonstrate how the cumulative effect of natural selection, acting on many small genetic changes, can produce rapid and dramatic change,” said Linnen, the first author of the paper. “This helps us to understand, from a genetic perspective, the uncanny fit between so many organisms and their environments. By acting on many small changes, rather than a handful of large ones, natural selection can produce very finely honed adaptations.”Surprisingly, Hoekstra said, that honing occurred in a single gene.The role of this gene, called agouti, in camouflage was first discovered by Linnen, Hoekstra, and colleagues in 2009, and it is responsible for changes in pigmentation in the coats of many animals. Every domesticated black cat, for example, has a DNA deletion in the gene.What surprised Hoekstra and her team, however, wasn’t that the gene was involved, but that each of the nine mutations were tied to a unique change in the animal’s coats, that all the new mutations led to more camouflaging color, and that the mutations occurred in a relatively short, 8,000-year timeframe.“Essentially, it seems as though these mutations — each of which makes the mouse a little lighter and more camouflaged — have accumulated over time,” Hoekstra said.Focusing on these mutations, researchers then examined the DNA of natural populations of the mice to determine whether the mutations are actually beneficial.“For each of the mutations associated with color change, we also find a signal that’s consistent with positive selection,” Hoekstra said. “That implies that each of the specific changes to pigmentation is beneficial. This is consistent with the story we are telling, about how these mutations are fine-tuning this trait.”While the findings offer valuable insight into the way that natural selection operates, Hoekstra said they also highlight the importance of following research questions to their ultimate end.“The question has always been whether evolution is dominated by these big leaps or smaller steps,” she said. “When we first implicated the agouti gene, we could have stopped there and concluded that evolution takes these big steps as only one major gene was involved, but that would have been wrong. When we looked more closely, within this gene, we found that even within this single locus, there are, in fact, many small steps.”Going forward, Hoekstra said, her team hopes to understand the order in which the mutations happened, which would allow it to reconstruct how the mice changed over time.“For evolutionary biologists, this is exciting because we want to learn about the past, but we only have data from the present to study it,” she said. “This ability to go back in time and reconstruct an evolutionary path is very exciting, and I think this data set is uniquely suited for this type of time travel.”Taking the time to understand not only which genes are involved but which specific mutations may be driving natural selection, Hoekstra said, can give researchers a much fuller picture of not only the molecular mechanisms by which mutations alter traits, but also the evolutionary history of an organism.“By doing this, we’ve discovered all kinds of new things,” she said. “While we often think about changes happening in the entire genome, our results suggest that even within a very basic unit — the gene — we can see evidence for evolutionary fine-tuning.”last_img read more

The military-humanities connection

first_imgThere’s Massachusetts Hall, Wadsworth House, Memorial Hall, and Harvard Hall. There’s Holden Chapel, University Hall, and the Memorial Church. All around campus stand brick-and-mortar reminders of Harvard’s deep and lasting ties to the nation’s armed services.It’s a distinguished history that dates to the 17th century, when Harvard students fought in King Philip’s War in 1675-1676. Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army famously encamped in Harvard Yard in 1775 following the Battle of Bunker Hill. Since then, thousands of Harvard students, faculty, and alumni have fought valiantly in the country’s greatest conflicts, including the Civil War, both World Wars, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the global fight against jihadism.Facing a dearth of experienced citizen-soldiers before World War I, President Theodore Roosevelt, Class of 1880, and Gen. Leonard Wood, Class of 1884, LL.D. 1899, drafted plans for what would become the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), a program at American colleges, universities, and high schools that prepares reserve officers ready to serve in times of war.Harvard was among the first schools to sign onto the program when it launched in 1916.But amid sustained protests over U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the University severed its relationship with ROTC in 1971, ending training activities on campus for four decades (although participants continued to train off campus). After the 2011 repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a policy that prohibited openly gay and lesbian soldiers from serving, President Drew Faust welcomed the Navy ROTC program back to the Harvard campus. Army ROTC returned in 2012, and last month Air Force ROTC was formally reinstated.ROTC Army Cadets Charlotte “Charley” Falletta ’16 (left) and Alannah O’Brien ’19 go through their physical training exercises at the Murr Center. “We have a drive and we have a passion and we’re working toward something that we feel is very, very important,” Falletta said of her fellow cadets. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“As a historian of the Civil War, I can attest to the powerful role that individual accounts play in shaping conceptions not only of the past but also of the future — what has been and what may be,” said Faust. “Restoring the full and formal recognition of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps on our campus amplifies voices that are essential to our understanding of the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Military service is public service, and I look forward to a future in which more students feel free to explore opportunities to support and defend the Constitution, growing in knowledge and in wisdom as they challenge and shape their fellow students’ perspectives.”Although polling shows that the military is the last major institution to still enjoy widespread trust from the American public, just 0.4 percent of the country’s population now serves in the armed forces.Former students who have completed ROTC here applaud Harvard’s renewed connection, not only because of their own positive experiences, but because they hope it will eventually lead more Harvard undergraduates to see military service as being as valid and desirable as traditional career paths such as doctoral tracks, Wall Street, or Silicon Valley.Many participants say they have been ambassadors of a kind to their classmates, who have had a mix of reactions to their decision to become military officers, from curiosity to respect to anxiety and even astonishment.“Usually the first question is, ‘Why would you want to do that?’” said Charlotte “Charley” Falletta ’16, co-president of the Harvard ROTC Association. “It’s not an accusatory ‘why.’ It’s more like, ‘I’ve never in my life considered military service, so why is that something that you are considering? Being a Harvard student, having a bright future in front of you and lots of income-earning opportunities coming out of college, why would your choice be to go into the military?’”James S. Brooks (from left), Catherine A. Brown, and Taylor B. Evans were among the cadets commissioned in 2014. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerColin Dickinson ’13, a former economics concentrator now in the Navy, recalled, “I still remember interviewing at Yale as a senior in high school when the topic of ROTC and serving in the military came up. The young woman interviewing me suggested that such a route would be not only foolish but a waste of an Ivy League education. Today, I can easily refute such an assertion.”Sometimes family expectations can also be a challenge. “It’s not the path my parents would’ve chosen for me, and I’m certainly not alone in that regard,” said Falletta, one of nine women selected to join the Army’s armor branch this summer, an active combat area previously closed to her gender.“For many of my classmates at the College, both from the U.S. and abroad, I was one of the only, if not the only member of the military they had ever met,” said Christian Yoo ’13, now a lieutenant junior grade studying at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in South Carolina. “I think it’s a good thing for them to have had some exposure to and a chance to learn about the U.S. military from their undergraduate classmates, and I’m glad I could play a role in facilitating that growth in understanding.”A vibrant ROTC on campus brings greater diversity of experience and information about “an institution that’s pretty critical to our country that a lot of people, especially here, don’t know anything about,” said Falletta. “I’ve had a ton of great conversations with friends, and even strangers sometimes, about the military and what we’re doing.”Training atop course loadsHarvard College students typically enter the four-year program as freshmen and join undergraduates from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, and a handful of other local colleges on the MIT campus each week for military classes, crack-of-dawn physical fitness training, and leadership laboratories — all on top of their regular College course load. It’s a demanding regimen that leaves little free time or energy for clubs, athletics, and other social activities. Participants are not required until their junior year to commit to postgraduate duty.Cadets and midshipmen say while the training is intense and not for everyone, it offers a great sense of camaraderie, and the extra effort is particularly meaningful because they know they are learning skills they’ll put into practice right after Commencement.ROTC cadets from Harvard, MIT, and Tufts universities train at McCurdy Field near Harvard Stadium. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“I’m not an economics major who might go into finance; I know what I’m doing. I know that I’m going to be leading soldiers in some capacity very soon. You literally have lives that you’re in charge of,” said Falletta. “There are not many jobs I can think of that college graduates are going into where that’s the responsibility you face.”Students join ROTC for many reasons: to help pay for college, to challenge themselves, or to demonstrate their patriotism. “But I find, because we have such an array of opportunities and choices that we could take, the Harvard people are very, very driven by service … and they want to be part of the national defense in a very intimate, closely bound way,” she said. “We have a drive and we have a passion and we’re working toward something that we feel is very, very important, and jobs that we’re excited by, so it’s pretty special.”A boost from the humanitiesOver the years, military service has traditionally attracted recruits with engineering, math, and science backgrounds, but there’s much to offer students with a liberal arts education, especially in areas such as economics and political science, said Lt. Col. Karen Dillard, who oversees Air Force ROTC Detachment 365, based at MIT.“We definitely need the skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, and a diversity of thought,” she said.“Diversity is not just about our platforms and technology, but also the most valuable asset of our nation, its people,” said Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. “The diversity of thought, ideas, cultures, and talent that we see flourish at places like Harvard has been a characteristic of our nation since its founding. For our country to remain a beacon of freedom and progress, we must continue to seek and embrace the intellect across America, both in and out of uniform.”“Look, the Army for a long time, many of the services have been looking for some very technical-type majors coming out of schools to deal with the technically advanced army that we have,” said Lt. Col. Peter Godfrin, who heads the Army ROTC program. “But just from the conflicts that we’ve seen in recent years, the technological advances only get us so far. We need to be able to communicate and negotiate with folks; we need folks at the highest levels who can think through complex problems because … unfortunately, warfare is a human endeavor.”Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (left) and President Drew Faust sign the 2011 agreement to bring the ROTC program back to Harvard’s campus. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe global nature of the armed forces, coupled with the complexity of cultures, conflicts, and threats, require service members to approach situations after considering a variety of viewpoints. “When I reported to my first command, I was 22 years old and immediately placed in charge of 30 men and women from every different background America has to offer. I can honestly say that I have drawn upon my learning in everything from marine biology to the tales of Homer in my attempt to best serve my sailors and lead them to success,” said Dickinson.Marine Catherine Brown ’14 said her Harvard education provided essential skills, like how to think critically and communicate effectively. “Much of a Marine Corps officer’s job, regardless of military occupational specialty, lies in receiving information, analyzing it, coming to a timely decision based on that analysis, and then communicating a plan.” But ROTC training, which focuses on leadership and ethics, was also useful in handling school pressures. “I was trained to be calm and decisive in stressful situations, and to be rational and cognizant of my teammates and environment while hot, tired, hungry, and uncomfortable.”Lt. Junior Grade Catherine Philbin ’14, a surface warfare officer stationed in South Carolina, encourages other students thinking about ROTC and the military to give it a try and look at the bigger picture. “Harvard students are dedicated to all types of service to our global, national, and local communities,” she said. “Military service was the way I chose to serve.”Yoo offers two questions for students to think about. “First, are you deeply interested in public service? The military performs a wide variety of functions on a daily basis, from national defense to providing communities around the world with humanitarian assistance during times of crisis. A firm belief in the purpose of your work will help you rise to any challenge you may encounter,” he said.“Second, are you excited about military service? A good dose of enthusiasm goes a long way in giving you the energy you’ll need to complete all the work between your academics at Harvard and your military training. … Passion for your work will help you inspire and motivate the men and women with whom you work.”last_img read more

3 Idaho National Guard members killed in helicopter crash

first_imgBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three Idaho Army National Guard pilots have died after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Boise during a training flight. Col. Christopher Burt said the helicopter was last contacted at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday while it was on a routine training flight. The UH-60 Black Hawk’s emergency transmitter locator was activated about 15 minutes later. Search and rescue crews found the wreckage just after midnight Wednesday morning near a mountain named Lucky Peak. The names of the pilots killed in the crash were not immediately released so officials could notify their relatives. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Crews were still working to recover the bodies Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

Cook a Stump?

first_imgEver cook a stump? You can get a great recipe on the next “Gardening inGeorgia” Aug. 23 and 26 on Georgia Public Television. No, host Walter Reeves hasn’tbecome a weird chef. But he will show you how to speed up the decomposition process bycooking a stump in the ground.Reeves will also visit with Kay Bowman at the Center for Applied Nursery Research.She’ll show their efforts to breed an improved hypericum (St. John’s Wort). Finally,Reeves will show you how to make simple devices that automatically water and feedhouseplants.Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” as the show moves from its usual Thursdaynight GPTV slot to a new time on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. It will continue to be repeatedon Saturdays at 10 a.m.The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. Now Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. andSaturdays at 10 a.m. each week, the show is produced by the University of Georgia Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. Walter Reeveslast_img read more