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SECAUCUS — The Milken Educator Awards program awarded a Secaucus school teacher with a $25,000 cash prize for her work Tuesday. The honor goes to elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, and specialists who further excellence in education.In a surprise ceremony at the Secaucus Middle School, Toni Ann Palmisano received the national recognition. The seventh-grade teacher is the second Milken Educator Award winner in the state this year, and is among the 44 national honorees for 2017-18.“By inspiring students to make math music videos, giving up her lunch hour to tutor students and singing songs about Pi, seventh-grade teacher Toni Ann Palmisano is performing miracles with her classes at New Jersey’s Secaucus Middle School,” a press release announcing the award said. “It all adds up to success, as her students’ test numbers have risen every year since her arrival.”Palmisano will also attend a Milken Educator Forum in Washington D.C. next March. There, she will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and hear from state and federal officials about maximizing their leadership roles to advance educator effectiveness.“Engaging students through any available means, Palmisano’s expertise extends beyond math jams and deploying multimedia assets in the classroom, to include extracurricular activities like student government and the school yearbook,” the release adds. “A mentor for novice teachers and a seasoned veteran who helped rewrite the district’s math curriculum, she is not only helping create well-rounded students but also a more well-rounded school.”
Bakery giant Greggs is treating consumers to a free sausage roll this week, with 6,000 to give away each day. The baker has teamed up with VoucherCodes.co.uk to send the offer out to recipients who are encouraged to download the VoucherCodes app, sign in to see the offer and show it to staff at the nearest Greggs store.A Greggs spokesperson said: “VoucherCodes has teamed up with Greggs to offer a free savoury snack to people who sign up, either using the VoucherCodes app or website, for one week only. You can choose from either a free sausage roll (from 80p) or cheese and onion roll (from 80p). There are 6,000 vouchers/codes up for grabs every day from 7am.“Once downloaded, you can redeem your code/voucher at any Greggs store (excluding franchise shops – full list available on www.vouchercodes.co.uk/greggs.co.uk) any day until Sunday 28 June. You’ll need to show the code in the app, on a smartphone screen or printout at the checkout.”
Morrisons has reported a second quarter of rising like-for-like (LFL) sales, as it continues to cut costs and prices, although total sales fell due to store closures.For the 13 weeks to 1 May, the supermarket’s LFL sales (excluding fuel) grew by 0.7% compared to the year before, but overall sales were down 1.8%.The retailer said it was helped by a 17% rise in sales from its Food to Go range, which includes freshly-made sandwiches. Total sales fell after Morrisons closed unprofitable supermarkets and sold its M convenience stores.Morrisons said in the trading update that prices were down 2.6% from a year earlier as the supermarket price war continued.David Potts, Morrisons chief executive, said there was “still much to do”.He said: “Customers are responding and satisfaction levels remain ahead of last year. We are, of course, pleased with a second consecutive quarter of positive like-for-like sales, which demonstrates our aim to stabilise trade is taking effect.”He also added he was encouraged by the progress being made by the company, following a long period of declining sales and profits.Morrisons shares rose 1.9% to 191.1p this morning (5 May).In March, 2 Sisters Food Group appointed Martyn Fletcher, previously group retail director at Morrisons, to the newly-created role of chief operating officer of protein.
The sudden and unexpected death of a Marietta, Georgia, couple’s beloved dog after swimming with its owners in Lake Allatoona has filled social media feeds since the incident on Aug. 10. The incident brings to light the dangers of toxic algae growth. In neighboring North Carolina, another couple lost three dogs in one day after an afternoon swim in a pond.The cause has been identified as the blue-green algae species Microcystis aeruginosa, a cyanobacteria that produces a potent liver toxin.Algae often grows in ponds and lakes during abnormally dry conditions such as those Georgia is currently experiencing. Toxin-producing algae can be lethal to livestock who use farm ponds as their water source, but common toxins like microcystins can also impact larger bodies of water, said Gary Burtle, University of Georgia water quality and fisheries expert.While Georgia isn’t officially in a drought, areas of the state have been hotter and drier than normal, Burtle said.Conditions like these can cause more algae to grow and bloom in bodies of water as a result of the increased nutrient load in ponds and lakes, he said. In ponds used to water cattle and horses, this might lead to problems with toxic algae and unsightly water.Color changes in a pond can be a clue that algae are blooming. Blooms of algae and cyanobacteria often look like green, blue-green or reddish-brown paint floating on the surface of small bodies of water, usually near the shoreline. This scum formed by algae is an indicator that the pond may be unsafe, Burtle said.“Humans should not swim in this water and animals should not be allowed access to it until the bloom returns to normal by dilution from rainfall or treatment with algaecide,” said Burtle, who has fielded numerous calls from UGA Cooperative Extension agents this week as questions have poured in from the public. “You know a pond is headed for trouble when the algae bloom is so thick that visibility is less than 12 inches into the water column.”In 2012, Georgia experienced serious drought conditions and some Gwinnett County cattle died as a result of a cyanobacteria bloom. Animals affected often appear weak, exhibit muscle tremors and convulsions, and have bloody diarrhea.Farm animals should be kept away from the water source and provided with an alternative source of clean water until the pond has been tested and is declared free of toxins, Burtle said.“If you have a fear about the water, move your animals to a safe water source,” Burtle said. “Install a water tank and fill it up every day or so. And use common sense. If there’s a scum on the pond and you think there might be a problem, exclude your animals and have the water tested.”UGA Extension agents can help Georgians test their pond or lake water for the presence of toxins from algae blooms through UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences laboratories.Cyanobacteria blooms in ponds and lakes are difficult to control, Burtle said. Using chemicals releases more toxins into the pond, rendering it useless as a water source for weeks or months. High daytime temperatures can also force the cyanobacteria blooms to the bottom of the pond, where toxins are released.Harmful algal blooms need nutrients, sunlight, and warm, stagnant water to develop.To help prevent blooms, UGA Extension urges pond owners to leave vegetated buffers around ponds, to limit livestock access and to avoid over-fertilizing surrounding areas. Pond owners who would like to learn more about controlling algae should read UGA Extension Bulletin 1445, “Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water.”
The 2nd Annual Rutland Wellness Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn on Route 7 South in Rutland, on Saturday, November 2, 2002. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus free Gentle Yoga at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. WJJR Mix 98.1 will broadcast live from the Fair.The launch of www.rutlandwellnessfair.com(link is external) means easy access to the 2nd Annual Rutland Wellness Fair. The site includes Wellness Fair information for visitors, applications for wellness providers with professional credentials, and a call for Fair volunteers. Applications for wellness professionals applying for Fair space must be postmarked by August 1, 2002.“Our website makes it easy for Vermonters to find us whether they want to display, volunteer, or just check out the Fair,” notes Sheryl Rapée-Adams, President of the Wellness Alliance of Vermont (WAV), a nonprofit organization which produces the Rutland Wellness Fair and offers integrative healthcare access and information for the Rutland Region. “We’ll get more wellness information to more people than we could with paper-intensive mailings.”The 1st Annual Rutland Wellness Fair on November 3, 2001, drew nearly 1,000 visitors and represented the fields of acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, holistic medicine and podiatry, hypnosis, midwifery, natural foods, nutritional supplements, skin and body care, smoking cessation, sports medicine, therapeutic massage and bodywork, yoga, and more.The 2nd Annual Rutland Wellness Fair on November 2, 2002 will fill the entire Holiday Inn Conference Center. The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. expo offers more than twice the space of last year’s Fair. In the speaker room, interactive presentations will begin hourly, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, starting and ending with Gentle Yoga.www.rutlandwellnessfair.com(link is external) is the central location for Rutland Wellness Fair information for 2002 and beyond. The website includes a directory of local wellness professionals, highlights from last year’s Fair, previews of the 2002 event, applications for participants and volunteers, links to wellness-related websites, and Fair sponsors and supporters, such as The Rutland Herald, Catamount Radio, and Adelphia Cable.www.rutlandwellnessfair.com(link is external) was created by former Middletown Springs resident Craig R. Smith, founder and Big Kahuna of Smithcraft. Fair organizers were attracted to the tasteful and attractive design of www.smithcraft.org(link is external), where Craig displays samples of his work.”I’m happy to help,” says Smith. “I think the Rutland Wellness Fair is an important venue for Vermonters to learn about different holistic approaches to better and more vibrant health. Besides, one of the organizers is my doctor!”For more information can call Sheryl Rapée-Adams at 802-775-0354.
Wilbur Rice, owner of Equipe Sport, is pleased to announce that Tom Byrnes has taken the management reins of the Equipe Sport and Mtn. Riders shop at Mount Snow.Tom Byrnes is a passionate skier, rider, biker and fly fisherman with more than twenty years of experience in outdoor sales and retail management, and has held positions at the Alpine Shop in Saratoga Springs, New York, the L.L. Bean location in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, and, most recently, at the Killington Resort Shop.”Customer Service is the keystone of our operation”, says Rice. “When potential customers visit any of our locations, they’re dealt with fairly by people who know what they’re talking about& people who use the equipment, ride the bikes, ride the boards, whatever. That goes for management as well as sales staff, which is why we’re so pleased to welcome Tom to the Equipe family.Equipe Sport and Mtn. Riders shops are located in Rawsonville, Stratton Mountain and on the Mount Snow Access Road, at Mount Snow, in West Dover. The Mount Snow locations are open seven days a week until 5 p.m. For more information, call 802-464-2222 or visit online at equipesport.com.
STOCKLAND is leading the way in housing affordability by launching a ‘50 Homes in 50 Days’ campaign, targeting first home buyers.Townsville’s North Shore development is one of nine Stockland Queensland communities where home and land packages are available at or under $450,000.Townsville holds the title for most affordable house and land package in Australia with a starting price of $320,499.Queensland general manager for residential communities at Stockland Kingsley Andrew said the company was doing more than any other developer to make the dream of home ownership a reality for first home buyers. “Now is the perfect time for first home buyers,” he said.“We’ve priced our house and land packages to be affordable, interest rates are low, and first home buyers can still take advantage of the very generous First Home Owners’ Grant of $20,000 on offer from the Queensland Government.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Right now, the Townsville median house price is $337,000, so we think this is a very compelling offer.” For details, visit the North Shore Sales and Information Centre at 126 Sunhaven Boulevard, Burdell or go to www.stockland.com.au/northshore.
US and UK public pension funds allocated to 52% more mandates in 2018 than in the previous year, according to data from eVestment.The most popular asset class for the second year running was private equity, with 954 new mandates awarded – 27% of the total. In 2017, private equity mandates accounted for 25% of all new allocations monitored by eVestment.Public sector funds awarded 722 new listed equity mandates last year, up from 503 in 2017. Direct real estate allocations were the third most popular in both years.In the UK, public sector allocations have been driven primarily by the ongoing pooling of assets among funds in the Local Government Pension Scheme system. eVestment said the increased appetite for private equity among public sector investors could help improve transparency of costs and portfolios to levels that “may be new to many of these managers”.“Public pensions have a variety of stakeholders to whom they are accountable when making investments,” said John Molesphini, eVestment’s global director of insights.“As a result, private markets and other alternative managers looking to win public plan assets increasingly need to comply with transparency and disclosure standards they may be less familiar with to win these mandates.” New mandates in 2018New mandates by asset class (2018)Chart MakerNew mandates in 2017New mandates by asset class (2017)Chart MakerThe popularity of private equity has caused a huge build up of unspent cash, or ‘dry powder’.According to data firm Preqin, this sector accounted for more than half (58%) of the more than $2.1trn (€1.8trn) of dry powder available across private market asset classes at the end of June 2018.