Organic field day

first_imgTIFTON – Anyone who wants to learn more about research to eliminate or reduce toxic chemicals in crops should attend a field day on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Sept. 22. Registration begins at 9:30 at the arboretum on Rainwater Rd. in Tifton, Ga.The field day is sponsored by Georgia Organics, the United States Department of Agriculture and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Attendees will tour three research farms where they will see ongoing experiments by USDA and UGA CAES scientists. Topics include alternative summer and winter cover crops, weed suppression, covers and farmscaping as pest-management tools, organic no-till planting and peanut varieties bred for better disease resistance. There will also be demonstrations of equipment designed or modified for organic growing in no-till and conventional tillage situations. To guarantee a spot on the tour, materials and lunch, call Relinda Walker at (912)481-2263 or e-mail her at read more

Sign*A*Rama announces new hire

first_imgSign*A*Rama, Where the World Goes for Signs of South Burlington, announces that Bambi Shanahan has joined the company as Marketing Assistant. She has over six years of marketing and business administration experience and she owned her own consulting firm prior to joining our location at 3073 Williston Road.last_img

Racy lad mag Zoo Weekly to close; last edition October 12

first_imgStuff 17 September 2015Zoo Weekly has become the latest men’s magazine to leave news stands, with publisher Bauer Media on Thursday confirming that poor sales will see its final edition published on October 12.“With tough retail conditions in the men’s market, Bauer has made the call to close Zoo’s operations. I would like to thank the teams here at Bauer, as well as the advertisers and retailers who have supported the brand,” Bauer chief executive David Goodchild said.Associate publisher Ewen Page said it was a tough decision to close the Australian magazine, which is sold in New Zealand and was targeted this week by Family First. A different edition of the magazine is printed in the United Kingdom.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie had called for the supermarket to ban the magazine and said on Thursday he welcomed its demise.“We give some of the credit to groups in both Australia and here in New Zealand who spoke up and highlighted the misogynistic messages which were being normalised in the publication. It’s disappointing that Countdown and other retailers weren’t willing to take a moral lead rather than put up a commercially-driven ‘white flag’.”It was a sign of a confused society when rape culture and the sexual objectification of men, women and children was promoted under the guise of freedom of speech “while at the same time expressing an abhorrence of the ‘Roastbusters’ mentality and lament our unacceptable rates of sexual violence in New Zealand. We can either speak up or remain silent. We won’t be silent,” he said. to come off NZ shelves – but it won’t be because retailers pulled itOneNewsNow 18 September 2015Zoo Weekly magazine will shut down – and a New Zealand family values group says good riddance.The final edition of the lads’ mag, which is published by Bauer Media, will be released on October 12 this year, with the magazine saying in a statement that its closure was due to “tough retail conditions”.Family First NZ welcomed the closure, after it this week campaigned for the magazine to be removed from supermarket and store shelves. “The magazine normalises the sexualisation and objectification of women, teaches boys to be predatory, encourages sexual harassment and violence, and is harmful to young people,” director Bob McCroskrie said in a statement. magazine to shut doorsNewsTalk ZB 18 September 2015Another ‘lads magazine’ is calling it quits.Bauer Media has announced it will publish its final edition of Zoo Australia on October 12.The publisher said the decision’s driven by what it calls “tough retail conditions”.Ralph Australia finished in 2010 and FHM Australia stopped being published in 2012.Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie welcomes Zoo’s demise, and said the community is sick of misogynistic magazines.He believes the next step to combating rape culture is to stop young people being exposed to negative sexual messages online.“We know that the internet is awash with this type of stuff and the question we’ve got to ask ourselves is ‘Are we willing to take action to stem some of that flow’.” read more

14th annual craft show to be held at Wellington High School Nov. 21

first_imgPaula MortimerThe 14th annual “Countdown to Christmas” arts and craft show, sponsored by Paula Mortimer, will be going on at the Wellington High School on the November 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is going to be huge and a lot of fun!The craft show has everything from homemade crafts to framed art, sculpture and pottery.  Over 100 vendors selling various Christmas and gift items.For more information contact Mortimer at  620-440-2476.last_img