Georgia agricultural leaders are starting a University of Georgiascholarship honoring the late Sen. Paul Coverdell. It will beawarded annually to a student in the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.”This scholarship is being established in Sen. Coverdell’sname by the agricultural associations and industries in Georgia,”said Gary Black, president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council.”It’s a unified effort to recognize all that the senatordid for agriculture in the state.”Honoring a Truly Great StatesmanGale Buchanan, dean and director of UGA CAES, said the scholarship”honors a truly great statesman, who was a friend and supporterof agriculture. Sen. Coverdell understood and appreciated theimportance and role that research, extension and teaching programsplay in support of that industry.”The scholarship was announced, appropriately, at the NationalSymposium on the Future of American Agriculture Aug. 10-11 inAthens. Coverdell, who served on the Senate agricultural committee,began the symposium in 1999.In a moving tribute to the late senator, UGA Vice Presidentfor Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Holbrook said, “Sen.Coverdell’s investment in establishing this symposium is justone of his contributions to the industry. He was also a tirelessadvocate for agricultural research funding.”Secured Research Funds to Fight TSWVAmong other contributions, Coverdell helped get research fundingthat led to a formula for containing tomato spotted wilt virus,a disease that cost Georgia farmers $28 million in 1999 for peanutgrowers alone.”He was an extremely kind and thoughtful individual whoalways worked quietly to get things done,” said Buchananof the late senator. “A scholarship would be an excellentway to preserve the legacy of this great man and great friendof agriculture.”To create an endowed scholarship at UGA, a minimum of $25,000is needed. More than $10,000 was raised in the first two days.Contributions may be made to the University of Georgia Foundationand designated to the Coverdell Scholarship.Mail contributions to Louise Hill, Office of Development, FourTowers, Athens, GA 30602. To learn more about the scholarship,call Hill at (706) 542-3390.
Source: BURLINGTON, VT/PLATTSBURGH, NY April 22, 2009 — WPTZ NewsChannel 5 and Seven Days, Vermont s alternative news weekly, have announced a partnership. The two news organizations are involved in a content-sharing agreement servicing residents of Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. As part of this agreement, Seven Days contributors will appear twice a week during NewsChannel 5 s 11 p.m. newscast. Elements of Shay Totten’s political column, “Fair Game,” will appear on Tuesday nights, in advance of the paper’s Wednesday distribution. On Thursday evenings, Music Editor Dan Bolles will recommend upcoming events from “Notes on the Weekend,” Seven Day’s email newsletter.The reporters made their first appearances on Newschannel 5 the week of April 20th. It s an exciting move that will benefit the news consumer across the region, both online and over-the-air. The partnership will widen the exposure of both NewsChannel 5 & Seven Days, said Sinan Sadar, news director of WPTZ.Seven Days online editor and associate publisher Cathy Resmer agrees. “We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to work with Newschannel 5,” she said. “Everyone wants to be on TV, right?”Both NewsChannel 5 and Seven Days plan to explore further opportunities to deepen their relationship as time progresses.NewsChannel 5 is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television. Seven Days is owned, operated and edited by Burlington residents Pamela Polston and Paula Routly.
zoomImage Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of its new XL-class ship to be delivered in 2020.To be named Mardi Gras, the newbuilding will be the largest Carnival Cruise Line ship ever constructed and the first in North America to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).At 180,000 tons, the new Mardi Gras will be more than six times the size of its namesake, the first Carnival Cruise Line ship that entered service in 1972.“Our first ship Mardi Gras was a historic vessel, introducing a brand new style of cruising to the vacationing public. What better way to pay tribute to our company’s nearly 50-year history of creating wonderful vacation memories than by naming this groundbreaking vessel after our original and beloved ‘Fun Ship,’” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, commented.Currently under construction at Meyer Turku in Finland, the 5,200-plus lower berth vessel will feature a length of 337 meters and a width of 42 meters. The steel cutting ceremony for the new ship was held in November 2018.As World Maritime News previously reported, the ship will be based in Port Canaveral, Florida, which will feature a new terminal.A second XL ship will start construction in 2020 and be delivered in 2022.