Poinsettia Trick.

first_imgIt’s a lot of trouble to get this year’s poinsettias to bloom again next year, but the result can be worth it.Poinsettias originate from Mexico, where they bloom during the winter. They prefer bright, sunny windows and evenly moist conditions. But for the colorful bracts to develop, they have to have nights longer than 12 hours.They begin to set buds and produce flowers as the nights become longer than days. In Georgia, this happens around Sept. 25. If you don’t provide artificially long “nights,” poinsettias will stay green all winter.Trigger New BractsTo trigger new bracts, bring poinsettias indoors in early October and place them in a sunny window. Continue to grow them as you did outdoors, except with less fertilizer.Beginning that week, keep the plant in complete darkness for 14 continuous hours each night by moving plants into a dark room or placing a large box over them.If light reaches the plant accidentally during this period, it may revert to its vegetative state and stay green. During the day, allow 6 to 8 hours of bright sunlight. Keep this up for eight to 10 weeks, or until about Nov. 15.last_img read more

Hauptman sworn in as NCUA board member

first_img This post is currently collecting data… Kyle Hauptman became the 24th Board Member of NCUA following a swearing-in ceremony held Monday at the agency’s Alexandria, Va. headquarters. NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood delivered the oath of office to Hauptman.“I am proud to have been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” said Hauptman following his swearing-in. “It is an honor to serve on the Board of the National Credit Union Administration.”Hauptman stated that he has three priorities as a Board member:Managing the fallout from the current pandemic and economic downturn;Expanding the role of technology; and This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

FDA warns Sanofi about problems at flu vaccine plant

first_imgJul 5, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Jun 30 sent a warning letter to Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., about contamination in a component of Fluzone, the influenza vaccine the company is preparing for the 2006-07 season.Both the FDA and the company said they did not expect the problems to significantly limit production of the vaccine for this season. The company has said it plans to make about 50 million doses, which could be roughly half the US supply.The warning letter discusses contamination of one of the monovalent concentrates, a preparation of one of the three strains of killed flu virus used in the vaccine. The monovalent concentrates are mixed to make the trivalent vaccine, which protects against the three viral strains, the FDA said.According to the FDA, Sanofi Pasteur notified the FDA on Mar 31 about sterility failures in monovalent concentrates. The FDA inspected the company’s Swiftwater, Pa., facility from April 18 to 28 and issued a report to the company. After determining that the company’s response to the report was inadequate, the FDA issued the Jun 30 warning letter.The five-page letter describes a number of “significant deviations from current good manufacturing practices.” The letter says the company must take prompt corrective actions or risk facing enforcement steps, such as license suspension.According to a July 4 USA Today report, the FDA’s Karen Midthun said no more lots of monovalent vaccine have failed sterility testing, but “since we don’t know exactly what it was that caused the failure, we can’t know for sure if it has been corrected.” Midthun is deputy director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.The failed lots of monovalent concentrate represented a small proportion of the total produced and were not used for further processing, said the FDA. The agency noted that influenza vaccine manufacturers generally produce monovalents of each strain throughout winter and spring and then assemble the final vaccine in early summer.David Johnson, director of scientific and medical affairs for Sanofi Pasteur, said the company believed that the contaminants came from organisms in the chicken eggs used to make the vaccine and that the company was quickly addressing the problem, according to USA Today.In February, Sanofi said it planned to produce about 50 million doses of Fluzone for US distribution, which would represent roughly half of the US flu vaccine supply. According to a Jul 3 Reuters report, the company said it was confident that it would supply 50 million doses in time for fall vaccinations.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that vaccine manufacturers expect to make about 100 million doses of vaccine for US distribution in the upcoming fu season.After production problems with Chiron’s influenza vaccine in 2004, which led to serious vaccine shortages, the FDA instituted annual inspections of vaccine manufacturers in 2005. Following its inspection of the Sanofi Pasteur facility last year, the FDA recommended a list of corrective actions. During its recent inspection the FDA determined that some of the problems remained, along with additional concerns.last_img read more

IWF insists Ajan must not return as President

first_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers Aján has denied all allegations made against him, and said in a statement earlier this month: “I continue to believe that the ongoing independent investigation will demonstrate the ARD’s allegations to be baseless where they concern the IWF and me personally”. The Hungarian has held senior roles at the IWF for 44 years. He was general secretary from 1976 to 2000, and has been President since then. His fifth term is due to expire in April 2021, by when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may or may not have taken place. He was an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member for 10 years from 2000, and an honorary member since 2010, but he resigned from his honorary membership on March 3 because, he said, he wanted “to save the Olympic Movement from negative rumours and subsequent inconvenience.” Papandrea’s term as Acting President could be extended further “at the sole discretion of the Executive Board” according to the new document, which features 26 terms of reference for her own role, plus 12 other conditions. One of the terms of reference states that the Acting President “will oversee, manage and delegate relations with National Federations, the IOC, the Sport Accord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), National Olympic Committees and other organisations and individuals”. When leaders of 33 International Federations took part in a teleconference organised by the IOC on March 18, the IWF was represented by Aján. Read Also:Aján’s 44-year reign at IWF under threat as Executive Board members demand change Members of the IWF Board, including Maxim Agapitov of Russia and Nicu Vlad of Romania, criticised Aján in late January. Agapitov said Aján was “continuing to do what he likes and not what the Executive Board had in mind when it determined to elect Ursula Papandrea as Acting President”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Tamás Aján will not return to his duties as planned next month because his “stand-aside” from the Presidency of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been extended by two months. Aján originally agreed to step aside for 90 days from January 22 while Richard McLaren’s team of investigators looked into allegations of corruption, which were raised in a German TV documentary. He intended to resume his duties on April 22 but the IWF Executive Board has mandated Ursula Papandrea to continue as Acting President until June 19. The IWF’s Oversight and Integrity Commission, which is chaired by Papandrea, has also been mandated to continue its work until June 19. The Commission was set up in January to oversee the McLaren investigation, and IWF operations while those investigations are ongoing, No announcement has been made by the IWF and Papandrea did not wish to comment, but new documents have been posted on the IWF website. “On January 5, 2020 the ARD Television station aired the show Der Herr de Heber, a video by Hajo Seppelt, Nick Butler and Gritt Hartmann detailing allegations primarily against the IWF President, Dr Tamás Aján. “Within the documentary, allegations were raised with respect to financial irregularities, corruption, doping control distribution, doping sample manipulation, doping payment irregularities, doping activities in specific nations and nepotism. “On January 22, 2020, the Executive Board appointed IWF vice-president Ursula Garza Papandrea to the post of IWF Acting President for 90 days, with oversight responsibility for the investigation and the IWF’s day-to-day operations. “On March 21, 2020, the Executive Board extended the mandate for the Acting President to end June 19 2020.” The document was posted yesterday, and the signatories “for and on behalf of the IWF” are Papandrea and the IWF general secretary Mohammed Jalood.last_img read more

Batesville Police Warn Residents Of Home Invasion, Assault

first_imgAuthorities in Batesville are searching for an alleged home intruder that attempted to assault a young woman on Saturday.The Batesville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call at 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning reporting an intruder at a home on Washington St.The road is located between S. Mulberry Street and Huntersville Road, near the Batesville Intermediate School.“A 17-year-old female reported a male subject entered her bedroom and attempted to sexually assault her,” Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt said in a news release to local media.The victim told police she fought off the man and he left the home.The suspect is described as approximately six foot tall, thin build and wearing a dark hoody.Police hope to gather more information that could lead to the identity of the suspect.Anyone with information should contact the Batesville Police Department at (812) 934-3131. Tips can remain anonymous.They are also reminding citizens to secure their homes by locking all doors and windows.last_img read more

Questionnable Youth Leaders

first_imgMore and more youth athletic leagues are running into problems by hiring a coach and finding out later he has, or is, involved with unlawful behavior of juveniles.  Most of these leagues do background checks, but these individuals seem to be able to hide this behavior quite well.  With school systems hiring more and more lay coaches, the school administration is opening itself for a possible bad hiring choice.  In most small communities the school system stays with individuals who have shown over a long enough period of time to be just as safe for the children as school personnel.  No one can be 100% certain today who might be lurking out there just waiting for an opportunity.  As you have seen, teachers are not immune to this type of behavior either.  For the most part, the lay coaches are dedicated volunteers who only have the young people’s athletic development at heart.  Without these people, school systems would not be able to keep their athletic program afloat.  Due to sheer numbers of volunteers needed and the increased number of dollars not available to schools, the school administration cannot afford to pay certified teacher rates for all coaching positions–especially in intermediate and middle schools.  Some of these individuals actually volunteer their time.  Many thanks to them!last_img read more

Inter chief rules out Martinez move to Barcelona

first_img Read Also: Koeman, Messi disagree over Barcelona transfer options Martinez’s current deal in Italy runs to June 2023 and was signed in July 2018, when Inter paid Racing Club a reported €22.7m for his services and he has swiftly established himself as a star in Italy. Barcelona’s attack looks likely to be revamped next season with Luis Suarez expected to join Juventus and greater prominence given to Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Superhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better “There is respect between the clubs, there are players who have a clause and a club comes and pays that, so then there would be little we could do. But in the case of Lautaro he is very happy at Inter and I notice it when he is happy.” Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti has ruled out striker Lautaro Martinez joining Barcelona this summer: “He is our present and future.” Barcelona transfer news has been defined by their interest in Martinez this summer and claims from Diario Sport in July said the striker’s €111m release clause has now expired, although it is unclear if the Catalan giants were ever prepared to sanction such a fee. The striker scored 21 goals in 49 appearances for the Nerazzurri last season and has firmly established himself as one of the elite strikers in European football – helping the club to the Europa League final. “Lautaro is not leaving Inter. Not only does Barcelona notice him, but Lautaro is clear that he is at a great club like ours and he is happy,” Zanetti told Fox Sports, as cited by Marca. “For not now he is not going, he is our present and future.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Sunday win at I-37 goes to Minten

first_imgBy J.M. HallasPLEASANTON, Texas (April 22) – Talon Minten outlasted the field to take home Sunday’s IMCA Modified main event at I-37 Speedway.Minten got the lead from early point man Chris Morris, who drives with only hand controls, then outpaced the remaining field for the win.“We had a good car,” said Minten. “With the wrecks and cautions I’m glad I started up front and stayed clear of it all. The track wasn’t too bad for our feature, I felt like the top line was dominant so whoever got up there first would likely stay out front.”Dillon Tindall was second and Morris ended his night in third.The scheduled Saturday show at Pleasanton was rescheduled because of inclement weather and wet pit conditions.last_img

McDowell up to eighth

first_img McDowell, who defeated US Open champion Webb Simpson in a play-off at Hilton Head, moves from 18th to eighth in the latest standings, while Luke Donald’s share of third place was enough to see him climb from sixth to fifth. France’s Raphael Jacquelin, who won a record-equalling nine-hole play-off in the Spanish Open, climbs from 146th to 94th. Graeme McDowell’s victory in the RBC Heritage has lifted the Northern Irishman back into the top 10 of golf’s world rankings. Latest leading positions in world rankings: 1 Tiger Woods (12.05), 2 Rory McIlroy (10.90), 3 Adam Scott (8.01), 4 Justin Rose (6.80), 5 Luke Donald (6.64), 6 Brandt Snedeker (6.37), 7 Louis Oosthuizen (5.78), 8 Graeme McDowell (5.56), 9 Steve Stricker (5.53), 10 Matt Kuchar (5.33), 11 Phil Mickelson (5.15), 12 Lee Westwood (5.07) 13 Keegan Bradley (5.01), 14 Sergio Garcia (4.86) 15 Charl Schwartzel (4.859), 16 Bubba Watson (4.858), 17 Ian Poulter (4.85), 18 Webb Simpson (4.78), 19 Dustin Johnson (4.57) 20 Jason Dufner (4.53). center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lambert in dark over Villa future

first_imgVictory over Hull may have all but assured Aston Villa safety from relegation, but manager Paul Lambert remains in the dark about owner Randy Lerner’s intentions for the club. Press Association Speculation that Lerner will look to sell the club this summer has been growing since he released a vague statement last month which indicated only that he would clarify his own position at the end of the season. With Barclays Premier League football now virtually assured following the 3-1 victory at Villa Park, all eyes are on the American businessman’s next move. “They came through it and if they came through that they can come through everything in their careers. “I thought they were outstanding and we deserved to win.” Hull boss Steve Bruce, whose side slipped below Villa and into 15th place after their third successive game without a win, admitted FA Cup final fever has had an effect on his side. Attention in East Yorkshire has been focused firmly on the May 17 trip to Wembley since last month’s semi-final success over Sheffield United, but Bruce has been battling hard to keep his players on the task at hand. As yet, it is a battle he has been losing. “I’ve said for the last couple of weeks we have to keep focused,” he said. “The whole city is talking about the FA Cup final and why shouldn’t it be? But it’s been very, very difficult to keep a lid on it when we’ve still got a little bit of work to do. “It’s at the forefront of everybody’s mind and that’s only human nature because it’s something we’re all looking forward to. “But we didn’t do enough to win this game. We were so sloppy, awful in our defending. “We didn’t get started and didn’t show that resilience you need to win a game or draw a game in the Premier League.” But Lambert, whose own future is uncertain as a result of perceived instability at the top, has no inside track. Asked what developments he expected at boardroom level, the Scot said: “You’re asking me a question I can’t give an answer to and that’s me being honest. “The chairman will come out and say what he’s going to say and I really don’t know what he will say. His statement is what it is. I understand what has gone on in the last few weeks and I’m pretty sure people will find out soon.” Lambert was more comfortable reflecting on footballing matters, with a first win in seven matches delivered by Ashley Westwood’s opener inside the first minute and a pair of headers from Andreas Weimann. Pressure had been mounting by the week and Lambert was pleased to see the response he wanted both on and off the field. “The crowd was excellent,” he said. “I think people were probably thinking there would be some animosity towards myself – and if that happens you’ve got to accept it – but the start we got put everybody in a good frame of mind. “This game was huge. I’ve been involved in some massive games before, but the pressure on this one was incredible. last_img read more