AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2020 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
September 8, 2017 at 8:22 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Following catastrophic impacts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hurricane Irma continues to progress towards the Bahamas. In the aftermath, various elements coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are prepositioned in the Caribbean to provide support as needed to survivors of the disaster.FEMA teams deployed to the Caribbean in advance of the storm include urban search and rescue teams, incident management assistance teams, as well as commodities – meals and water on Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John – pre-staged and available for use by Commonwealth and territory officials as soon as the weather cleared.The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a free public reunification tool that allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is always available (in English and Spanish) and open to the public. Registrations and searches can be done directly on the website. Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English. To speak with someone at the American Red Cross concerning a missing friend or relative, please contact 1-800 Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).Hurricane Irma is still an incredibly dangerous storm, and its destructive winds, storm surge and heavy rainfall are now predicted to begin impacting the U.S. mainland as early as Saturday.As of this morning, FEMA had nearly 11 million liters of water and nearly 7.5 million meals, as well as cots, blankets, generators, durable medical equipment, infant care kits, plastic sheeting and tarps for roofs, staged at the Incident Support Base at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Additionally, FEMA has staged more than 500,000 meals and more than 1 million liters of water in Selma, Alabama.Now is the time for all those in potentially affected areas to listen to the directions of state, local, territorial, and tribal officials. If told to evacuate, evacuate.Storm tracks can change quickly and unexpectedly. Don’t be caught unaware. Take advantage of advance warning to get yourself and your family safe before it becomes too dangerous to do so.If told to evacuate:Listen to a battery-powered radio and follow local evacuation instructions.Call or email the out-of-state contact in your family communications plan. Tell them where you are going.Secure your home by closing and locking doors and windows.Unplug electrical equipment such as radios, televisions and small appliances. Leave freezers and refrigerators plugged in unless there is a risk of flooding. If there is damage to your home and you are instructed to do so, shut off water, gas and electricity before leaving.Leave a note telling others when you left and where you are going.Wear sturdy shoes and clothing that provides some protection such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts and a hat.Check with neighbors who may need a ride.Follow recommended evacuation routes. Do not take shortcuts; they may be blocked.Be alert for road hazards such as washed-out roads or bridges and downed power lines. Do not drive into flooded areas.Download the FEMA mobile app (available in English and Spanish) for a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, directions to open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. Visit www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov for additional severe weather and hurricane preparedness information and resources. I sure hope the power doesn’t go out. That is the pits! When we have lost power in the past, at times, it got so hot in our house it was unbearable. I have a 3 months supply of medicine on hand that has to be refrigerated. I hope there is ice available somewhere, if my new refrigerator freezer goes out due to power failure. I have an ice supply for now……..but no generator. September 8, 2017 at 8:08 am Mama Mia Mama Mia September 8, 2017 at 8:18 am Mama Mia Mama Mia Hello everybody. It is coming! Not trying to be an alarmist, but it is coming right over us, the evil eye will be coming very soon, and I HOPE we all survive! Slightly west of Orlando, is the latest on Irma’s path. Too close for comfort! My panic is starting to set in. My anxiety is at an all time high! Wish I wasn’t like this, but I can’t help it. I can’t help but think my big hardwood tree is going to fall on our home. Got some trees in the front that I am worried about also, that could fall on our truck or house too. If our house and contents is not blown away, that is…….I sure hope that Irma downgrades, and soon! I am praying for all of us and hope we ALL make it through this ordeal safely. It is going to be a lot worse than any other hurricane we Apopkans have been through here in this area, in the past, for sure! September 8, 2017 at 7:35 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Mama Mia September 8, 2017 at 7:48 am Irma says, “I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR” !!! September 8, 2017 at 6:27 am Remember the Mary Poppins movie and how she went flying through the air with her umbrella?……I hope that won’t be me….LOL Please enter your name here Reply My relatives that I have talked to, think that we should have got out and left, and drove somewhere, as they said it is not worth it to stay here and look after our home and belongings. I have explained to them that where would we go? Our truck is not new, it is 11 years old with a lot of millage on it, and we could break down on the road, you can’t find gas, there are no vacancies at the hotels and motels, and we have pets. I could take my small dog, but all motels and hotels don’t allow dogs. I have several cats, and I can’t just leave them to fend for their selves, plus 2 doves and a parakeet in cages. I told them it is not that I am sitting here trying to guarding my home and belongings like a soldier, but what else can I do? I can’t get that through their heads……. I have one of those LED lanterns that is a bright LED light and battery powered. That lantern has set on my dresser for the longest time, and I would occasionally turn it on, and it would light up. I turned it on yesterday, and the batteries were dead. That is weird, it always worked before. It knew the hurricane was coming……. Bet I can’t find D batteries anywhere. We got a couple of battery powered spotlights and a bunch of little flashlights. Stores sold out of the spotlights. Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! September 8, 2017 at 7:15 am September 8, 2017 at 6:37 am The Anatomy of Fear September 8, 2017 at 6:58 am We didn’t go get any sandbags. I thought about it, but I didn’t want to have to lug those heavy bags around. I figured if we placed them in front of our doors, piled across, how would I get out of the doors???….LOL I hope there is no flooding, because I am not prepared for that! Sure hope we won’t look like Houston area with all the household debris piled up on the neighborhood streets, after this hurricane! We all may be livin’ like refugees after this one. The song, that goes “you don’t have to live like a refugee”…keeps playing in my head…….. Reply If we survive, I sure hate the thoughts of dealing with the insurance companies. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSFEMA Previous articleOrange County declares State of Local EmergencyNext articleOrange County Activates Level 2 Status Ahead of Hurricane Irma Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply I remember a woman that was talking about Hurricane Andrew, in the aftermath, and she said that as Andrew was approaching where she was, she said it had this incredible roaring noise that was almost deafening. I hope that is not how it will be here! I really don’t know what to expect, as I have been through a lot of hurricanes, but not one of this size or power. She said it was one of the scariest experiences of her life, and that she will never go through another hurricane, if she can get away September 8, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply I’ve got 3 big office water cooler bottles to fill with water to use, and numerous other soda bottles filled with water, and some of them frozen too. I did not buy bottled water. I never buy bottled water, but may have to someday. September 8, 2017 at 7:09 am Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Reply Reply Now this may sound crazy but if the winds start roaring and howling and it gets really scary and horrible you need to get out your hard hats, whether bike helmets, construction hard hats, motorcycle helmets, football helmets, whatever…….and wear them on your head, to at least protect your head. I know that sounds goofy but maybe it will protect our noggins……. Had my husband to air up my bike tires………. Mama Mia Reply September 8, 2017 at 7:58 am September 8, 2017 at 7:27 am Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Plus whatever we would take and pack, wouldn’t be too much, as whatever we would pack would have to go just in the cab of our truck, as we don’t have a camper top or king cab on our truck. Big mistake. Next time we buy another truck, it will have to have one, or the other, or both, since I got rid of my old car recently, as it gotten soooo unreliable, and I just threw up my hands and said time for it to go!…….184,000 miles and almost 24 years old! I have already damaged my right shoulder from pushing it out of the road! It has probably already gone to the crusher for scrap. It was a heavy heavy vehicle and a oldie but a goodie until recently with electrical problems, coolant leaks, head gasket leaks, had some valves that rattled. had mold growing in it (!!!) ever since the heat core hose burst and poured liquid all in the floor board. I had that by- passed but it didn’t have a defroster or defogger, or heater. Just too much to deal with, and spend more money on trying to put lipstick on a pig! Less auto insurance costs to pay, and less tag fees……. September 8, 2017 at 7:12 am Mama Mia Mama Mia 15 COMMENTS Richard Brannon, the Virgin Airlines owner billionaire has survived Irma on his 74 acre private island paradise in the Caribbean that he refused to leave and get out when told to. He and his son and crew got down in his wine cellar. Hmm…no wine cellar here, LOL. I am not even a wine lover, I like liquor and beer…LOL, but don’t drink much anymore due to the meds I have to take, but I did get some Canadian whiskey to have on hand, because that is what I like. I had some last night, oh yes, and it put me right to sleep, LOL. The damage to Brannon’s island paradise was very extensive and a lot of the buildings there were destroyed. His son said if Hurricane Irma is coming your way, to find a strong substantial building to stay in and hunker down, because you will need one to get through this one!!!! OKAY IRMA, THIS IS FOR YOU! YOU TAKE YOURSELF AND YOU GET OUT OF THIS STATE RIGHT NOW, AND YOU GET YOURSELF BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM ASAP! YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE IN THIS STATE AND THIS TOWN, LEAVE! GO NOW AND LEAVE! GET! GO NOW! DON’T YOU EVEN THINK OF COMING BACK! GO ON AND LEAVE! WHAT PART DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND IRMA? I AM COMMANDING YOU TO LEAVE THIS STATE NOW…..GO ON AND LEAVE IRMA! Mama Mia Encourages the public to take safety precautions Mama Mia September 8, 2017 at 8:00 am Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Text description provided by the architects. PARADOX Dwelling-workhouse is situated in a small quarter with free lots, which form the transition between an industry terrain and a housing estate. The brave five-persons family villa attracts attention in the middle of the surrounding standard houses, but has been created by a clear “image quality plan”. The paradox between the freedom of design, with the clear “image quality plan” and the standard solutions, which are generally the results from this plan, form the basis for the development of the design, in which both extremes have been tested to each other continually. An hermetic, abstract volume is folded, moulded and shaped to a true strange, but imaginative speaking form, familiar with its tenants. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore(BE)LIVEABLE SPACE The slanting roof levels and the slightly yielding fronts take care of a spatial dynamics which can be felt everywhere by the free plan. A bath furniture, lifted until just under the roof takes care for functional divisions and reinforces the spatial experiences. Save this picture!INTROVERT / EXTROVERT The apparent dark and closed mass has been illuminated with three patios which provide air and light to the liveable spaces. Mutual relations between living and working are reinforced with this or just avoided: a subtle game in which the playing with the theme ‘distance’ is central.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Architecture of Star WarsArticlesResidential Tower / Meir Lobaton + Kristjan DonaldsonArticles Share Year: “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/24985/dwelling-workhouse-hdt-hoogte-twee-architecten Clipboard Dwelling-workhouse HDT / Hoogte Twee Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/24985/dwelling-workhouse-hdt-hoogte-twee-architecten Clipboard Save this picture!+ 20 Share ArchDaily Dwelling-workhouse HDT / Hoogte Twee ArchitectenSave this projectSaveDwelling-workhouse HDT / Hoogte Twee Architecten Projects 2008 Architects: Hoogte Twee Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Nijmegen, The Netherlands The Netherlands “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHoogte Twee ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasNijmegenHouses3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on June 16, 2009Cite: “Dwelling-workhouse HDT / Hoogte Twee Architecten” 16 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
THE Structural Engineering Co. VOIDWALL / AND CopyAbout this officeANDOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSokcho-siHousesPublished on July 30, 2014Cite: “VOIDWALL / AND” 30 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 196 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs: Kim Joo-Young Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Panpo-ri Residence / a round architects South Korea “COPY” CopyHouses•Panpo-ri, South Korea Houses “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902641/panpo-ri-residence-a-round-architects Clipboard Panpo-ri Residence / a round architectsSave this projectSavePanpo-ri Residence / a round architects Save this picture!© Kim Joo-Young+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902641/panpo-ri-residence-a-round-architects Clipboard Photographs Manufacturers: JUNG, American Standard, Crestial, Samik, eine kleineSave this picture!© Kim Joo-YoungRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineClimate of JejuThe earth around the site is flat and firm. Rough sea wind coming from the South Pacific trimmed the earth for a long time into simple and solid shape. The sceneries of Jeju Island have some things in common, but also have their own characteristics according to the region. The site, Panpo-ri, has the largest number of wind turbines, representing the strong wind.Save this picture!© Kim Joo-YoungWe started the project with a few starting points dealing with the climate. First was making use of the porous stone wall, and lowering the building site than the surrounding earth in order not to fight with the wind. Second, was locating the large window taking place in the southern wall for sufficient light, and installing canopies over 2m long to deal with the strong western sunlight. Lastly, by building a wall between the building and road on the east and north side, lighting and ventilation were enabled. Likewise, we observed the climate of Jeju and reflected the result in the design.Save this picture!© Kim Joo-YoungLayers of SensesWe wanted people to feel the senses which are hard to meet in the city center. We’ve been slowly losing our other senses while being buried in the flood of visual information. The narrow, long space that goes down through the entrance act like a musical instrument. Hard material amplifies the sound and comes in various expressions as nature and materials overlap. We believe a single material holds over a thousand potentials and even more when it interacts with other. Different materials (concrete, basalt, metal) finished in black eliminate visual superiority and materiality comes into the front view. The small and narrow waterway between solid materials varies in sound on each location and leads us to the entrance.Save this picture!© Kim Joo-YoungSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Kim Joo-YoungSmooth concrete and rough basalt seem different but also alike in some way. The vine coming up from the bottom is the medium that connects two materials. The light coming in along the surface of the southern wall gives the warmth to the plants. The large door made out of Jeju cedar add warmth as you approach the entrance. The sound of the wind passing between the cedar panels represents the characteristic of the space. As you enter, the sun shines on the hard floor of the yard, and shimmering lights reflected from the water space falls on an inner wall, waking up the stillness. Breeze blow into the lower yard and walls and trees located in west block strong light and wind.Save this picture!© Kim Joo-YoungEstablishment of relationshipSurrounding sites are mostly vacant at the present, however, we applied different approaches on each side expecting buildings to be constructed in near future. Two elevations facing the road and yard of the northern house are visually blocked and the other two have many windows and open spaces as the adequate distance is secured by the yard. Open space towards south confronts high wall for the privacy of the house located in front, and spaces located on the west with low sunlight are in loose connection with the surroundings through planted trees. Save this picture!© Kim Joo-YoungProject gallerySee allShow lessClan Hall X / Atelier LaiSelected ProjectsMosman / SAOTASelected Projects Share ArchDaily 2017 CopyAbout this officea round architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramPanpo-riSouth KoreaPublished on September 26, 2018Cite: “Panpo-ri Residence / a round architects” 25 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Some interesting curves result when whistler data are averaged over a long period of time to smooth out random short-term variations in whistler generation and propagation. Local season is such a strong factor in determining the shape of the diurnal curves of observed whistler activity that even in the case of the north-south “Whistlers-East” chain of audio-frequency receiving stations, diurnal curves of the northern- and southern-hemisphere stations tend to be similar not during the same period of the year but during the same local season at the point of observation. A basic form of the diurnal curves appears to be one which is symmetrical about local midnight with a deep minimum at local noon and relatively high nighttime activity showing maxima at about 2000, 2400 and 0400 hours local time. Depending on local season and location of the station, one or more of these peaks may be absent or enhanced. It is concluded that the shape of the diurnal curves is determined largely by the conditions of whistler propagation rather than of generation. The curves presented should therefore be useful in predicting the behavior of man-made signals propagating in the “whistler mode” through the ionosphere and the magnetosphere of the earth. Some difficulties are pointed out with the prevalent idea that the marked depression in the occurrence of whistler-mode signals in the daytime is primarily the result of absorption of these waves in passing through the D layer. On the other hand, caution is advised against neglecting ionospheric factors, other than D-region absorption, in deference to the role of field-aligned ducts of enhanced ionization in the magnetosphere. Finally, some results are presented which show that, in addition to a latitude variation of the dependence of whistler rate upon the K p index of geomagnetic disturbance, there is, especially at the lower latitude stations, a seasonal variation of these curves as well.
Saudi Aramco was forced to suspend 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day after its Abqaiq oil processing plant and the nearby Khurais oil field came under drone attacks on 14 September Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman’s assurance that oil production in his country has fully recovered sent Brent crude prices back below $60 a barrel Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has assured traders his country’s LPG production will be back to normal by the end of September after drone strikes on two key facilities created uncertainty across the Asian oil market.Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman claimed half the production lost as a result of the attacks had already been recovered in a statement that has provided a sigh of relief for global oil markets, which saw price dips of up to 7% on 17 September.Speaking alongside the 59-year-old prince, Saudi Aramco’s CEO Amin Nasser also looked to quell fears over potential supply issues.He said: “These synchronised attacks were timed to create maximum damage to our facilities and operations.“The rapid response and resilience demonstrated in the face of such adversity shows the company’s preparedness to deal with threats aimed at sabotaging Aramco’s supply of energy to the world.”“We have a hard-earned reputation for nearly 100% reliability in terms of meeting our international customers’ requirements and we have defended that.“Not a single shipment to an international customer has been or will be missed or cancelled as a result of these attacks.“We have proven that we are operationally resilient and have confirmed our reputation as the world’s leading supplier.”Drone attacks hamper Asian LPG marketSaudi Aramco was forced to suspend 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day after its Abqaiq oil processing plant and the nearby Khurais oil field came under attack from drones on 14 September.The Houthi group, a Yemen-based terror organisation, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which stared fires at the two facilities but no casualties or injuries.A total of 10 drones were reportedly used to launch attacks on the facilities located in eastern Saudi Arabia.Combined, the two plants account for nearly half of Saudi Aramco’s total output, and reportedly meet more than 5% of global oil supply.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageALBANY — An additional $300 in unemployment benefits from the federal Lost Wages Assistance Program will eventually be rolling out to New Yorkers, but the wait for claimants to receive them continues in the state. The states of Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas have started Lost Wages Assistance Program payments. In total, they have 2.6 million claimants. New York State, which has not started the program payments yet, has had about 2.8 million alone.According to NYS DOL spokesperson Deanna Cohen, New York has paid about “19 years’ worth of benefits in just five months” due to the pandemic. In a statement, she says in part, “… Administering the Lost Wages Assistance program is made even more complex by the federal administration’s inability to work with congress and the President’s attempt to cover for this failure with a haphazard executive order…”New York State did not immediately apply for the LWA program until after states were not required to provide funding for it. There’s still no set date for when the LWA payments will start heading out to unemployed New Yorkers, but the Department of Labor says they will “continue to work as quickly as possible to get New Yorkers their benefits.” Nineteen of the 41 states that have been approved for the program do not have set dates for the program payments to start heading out, either. The payments will be retroactive to August 1 when they are made available.At this time, it’s also still unknown how long the LWA payments will go on.
Proper management of a pine stand requires thinning in order to prevent disease and insect infestation and to maximize profit. Thinning is the process of cutting or removing certain trees from a stand to regulate the number, quality and distribution of the remaining trees.Commercial pine timber is typically grown for pulpwood, chip-n-saw lumber, saw timber and, less commonly, veneer. The growing process takes between 30 and 40 years, depending on the manager’s end goal and the quality of the site where the trees are growing.Harvest time for pulpwood and veneer depends on a rotational age and site index. Stand age for a pulpwood harvest is between eight and 10 years. This is the age at which canopy closure often occurs and young trees compete for light and nutrients, causing stress. Stands at this stage are not often thinned due to the low or lack of market value of pulpwood.Chip-n-saw timber harvest generally occurs when trees are between 15 and 20 years of age. The first thinning that occurs in a stand happens during this harvest age and usually has commercial value. Saw timber is harvested last and it is often the final cutting that occurs in most commercial stands.Thinning, whether it is precommercial or commercial, benefits the timber stand and the owner of the stand. Reducing stand density reduces competition for nutrients, space and light and improves the vigor, growth rate and overall quality of the remaining trees.Decreasing competition within the stand also reduces the likelihood that trees will be stressed due to lack of resources. Stressed trees are more susceptible to diseases and insects.The landowner benefits from thinning because growth is concentrated in fewer, faster-growing trees. The time required for trees to reach harvestable size is reduced. Larger trees bring higher stumpage prices and only quality trees are permitted to grow to final harvest. Eliminating the number of low-value trees maximizes profit.Trees that could stagnate or die before final harvest can be profitable, too. Intermediate harvests can provide periodic income, enhance fire protection and benefit wildlife.Beyond thinning, prescribed fire is a wonderful management tool within a timber stand. Prescribed fire controls thick underbrush, reduces fuel loads, recycles nutrients and provides forage for wildlife. After thinning, foresters should apply forestry-grade herbicide and perform a winter burn to free nutrients and reduce fuel loads in the stand. Fuel-load reduction is essential because it reduces the intensity of wildfires that can damage trees.Commercial timber represents 87.4 percent of Georgia’s forestry and forestry products, according to the 2015 farm gate value report from the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. Forest industry production and processing accounted for an economic contribution of $17.7 billion and over 73,300 jobs in 2015.Proper management practices must take place to protect timber stands from disease and insects and to maximize their value. While precommercial thinning is often not profitable, it should be used to cut stand density to reduce stress. This practice can save money and can increase the value of the timber in the long run. For more advice on managing pine stands, contact a professional forester or your local UGA Cooperative Extension agent.
By Directorate of Information and Aerospace Interests, Peruvian Air Force January 23, 2017 On January 18th,The Peruvian Air Force (FAP, per its Spanish acronym) received an award for flight safety from the System of Cooperation among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA, per its Spanish acronym). The prize was awarded for having the best air operations safety record and for safety measures taken by FAP personnel that contributed to preventing aviation accidents and encouraging other similar actions. Air General Javier Ramírez Guillén, commander general of FAP, officiated the international awards ceremony in the Plaza de Armas of the 2nd Air Wing (Callao), with assistance from civilian and military personnel who belong to this air unit, members of the High Command, as well as authorities from the Air Wing and Operations Command. SICOFAA awarded the prize for the distinguished record of crews and personnel from the 8th Air Group (GRUP8) for merit in flight safety and for the safety measures that contributed to the prevention of aviation accidents in the institution. The commander of GRUP8, FAP Colonel Roberto Aranda Del Castillo, received the award on behalf of the unit and expressed his satisfaction with the group’s achievement. SICOFAA is a voluntary non-political organization comprised of members from the Air Forces of North and South America. Its objective is to promote bonds of friendship and mutual aid through cooperation during emergency situations, to promote the exchange of experiences so the capacities of the air forces and their equivalents can be strengthened, as well as to provide support for the requirements of their members.