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Threatened Bluebird Making A Comeback In Central Florida

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Sylvia K. Beauchamp

Source(s):
Findlay Pate (941) 735-1314
John Maddox (941) 773-6355

ONA—In the mid-1800s, poet Henry Thoreau penned “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” Back then, and even in the early 1900s, the small, colorful songbirds were commonly seen along roadsides, fields, parks and pastures. But most people today have never seen a bluebird, because by the middle of this century, bluebird populations had shrunk to one-tenth of their original numbers.

With the gentle birds now in jeopardy of becoming an endangered species, University of Florida researchers and Audubon Society volunteers are establishing artificial nesting boxes on agricultural land in Central Florida as part of the recovery efforts for the Eastern bluebird. (more …)

New Undergraduate Degree Program at UF/IFAS Indian River Center Involves FAU, IRCC

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source:
Calvin Arnold (561) 468-3922 ext. 112

FORT PIERCE—South Florida legislators and administrators from the University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and Indian River Community College will meet at the UF’s Indian River Research and Education Center Friday, August 22, at 11:30 a.m. to formally announce the beginning of a new cooperative teaching program at the center. All three institutions will be involved.

Calvin Arnold, director of the UF research and education center, said the new undergraduate teaching program, funded with $868,000 from the 1997 Florida Legislature, will allow students to earn a bachelor of science (BS) degree in horticulture or agribusiness management beginning in the Fall of 1998. (more …)

Pandora jewelry UK

Topic(s): Uncategorized

Pandora Jewelry stores

Danish jeweler Pandora A / S (CPH: PNDORA) Pandora announced today second quarter results beat market expectations, so the slight increase annual revenue targets.

Pandora Charms A / S (CPH: PNDORA) Pandora’s second quarter net profit of 662 million Danish kroner, compared with the same period last year, an increase of DKK 431 million 53.6%, higher than the market forecast of 575 million Danish kroner. Operating profit in the UK, Italy and France, driven by new stores surged 74.1 percent year on year to 841 million Danish kroner. Core earnings EBITDA amounted to DKK 893 million, far exceeding market expectations of 786 million Danish kroner, compared with DKK 530 million last year rose 68.5 percent.

Quarterly revenues totaled 2.544 billion Danish kroner, or about $ 467.6 million, up sharply increased 31.7% in local currencies increased by 37.1%, market expectations for 2.31 ​​billion Danish kroner. Where the American market by 5% in local currency terms increased by 11.7%, same-store sales increased 1.2 percent; Europe soared 65.7%, same-store sales increased 26.2 percent; Asia Pacific sales recorded strong growth of 57%, and same-store sales will increase 33% .

Group’s annual revenues are expected to immediately increase of DKK 11 billion or more, or about $ 2 billion, the former is expected to be 10.5 billion Danish kroner, and store target raised from 225 275, while core EBITDA profit margin remained unchanged at 35 % target level.

In addition, the Group announced a $ 29 million dollars from the United States jeweler Hannoush Jewelers Inc. acquired 27 northeastern franchise concept store. Group also and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Disney signed a cooperation agreement,Pandora Bracelets Ireland design Disney theme, from November to open Pandora Pandora landed stores and Disney theme parks.

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Still Time To Sign Up For Fall UF/IFAS Distance Education Courses

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source:
Jimmy Cheek (352) 392-1963

GAINESVILLE – There is still time to sign up for fall semester distance education courses from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The deadline for sending in pre-registration forms has been extended to Friday, Aug. 22.

Catalogs and a web site describing the fall courses are still available, along with information on enrollment and fees. To obtain a free catalog, contact Mike Harrington, UF/IFAS educational coordinator, by phone at (352) 392-1773; by fax at (352) 392-9248; or by e-mail at mtha@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. The web site address is . (more …)

500 Youth Attend 4-H Congress, Call It A Smashing Success

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Ami Neiberger & Mamie Wise, Florida 4-H

GAINESVILLE More than 500 youth attended Florida 4-H Congress July 28- August 1 on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. A talent show, state-level competitions, educational workshops, state officer elections, community service projects, scholarship and award presentations kept the teens busy.

“The theme of this year’s Congress was “dreaming with your eyes wide open. This event showcases the best our young people have to offer,” said Nadine Hackler, acting assistant dean for the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program. “4-H is working to prepare young people for success in life, and this is a celebration of their achievement.” (more …)

Florida Home-A-Syst Helps Rural And Suburban Residents Protect Wells

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source:
Susan W. Williams (352) 392-4508

GAINESVILLE – Concerned about your well water? Want to know how you can protect it from pollution?

If so, a new program from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences can help. What’s more, it’s free at all UF/IFAS county extension service offices. (more …)

1997 Florida Organic Farming Workshop Slated Sept. 5

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source:
Jim Ferguson (352) 392-1996, Ext. 302

GAINESVILLE – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is sponsoring the second annual Florida Organic Farming Workshop on Friday, Sept. 5. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred.

The workshop is designed for both commercial organic fruit and vegetable growers and those interested in organic farming, gardening and community-based agriculture, said Jim Ferguson, UF/IFAS extension horticulturist in the horticultural sciences department at Gainesville and workshop coordinator. (more …)

Growers Look To Blueberries For New Cash Crop

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Sylvia K. Beauchamp

Source(s):
Thomas Obreza (941) 658-3400
Paul Lyrene (352) 392-4711

GAINESVILLE—The conventional wisdom that says blueberries belong up north with apples and peaches is being turned on its head by University of Florida researchers.

Blueberries do, after all, like it hot. (more …)

UF/IFAS Wins 19 National Communication Awards

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

GAINESVILLE – Communication professionals with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received 19 national awards – more than any other state – at the international meeting of Agricultural Communicators (ACE) in Cleveland, July 11 – 16, 1997. (The Ohio State University received 11 awards.)

Seventeen awards were presented to communicators in UF/IFAS Educational Media and Services. Faculty in the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication and the UF/IFAS Computer Network each received one award. (more …)

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