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The National Center for Learning Disabilities is seeking applicants for the 2013-2014 Anne Ford Scholarship. The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 ($2,500/year over four years) award granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled, in the fall of 2014, in a full-time bachelor’s degree program. The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who: • Articulates his/her LD and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy • Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals • Participates in school and community activities • Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals • Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with LD • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with LD • Demonstrates financial need Eligibility & Selection Criteria To be eligible for the 2013-2014 Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must: • Have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4 point scale (or equivalent) • Demonstrate financial need • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability Please Note: ADD/ADHD alone is not considered a learning disability; eligible candidates must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability. • Be a U.S. Citizen Please Note: If you will be attending a two-year community college, vocational or technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD, you are not eligible to apply for the Anne Ford Scholarship. Please visit our website at www.LD.org for more information on the Allegra Ford Scholarship. “I learn differently than everyone else but I do not allow that to limit how much I am able to learn.” - Macy Olivas, 2009 Anne Ford Scholar http://www.ld.org AFScholarship@ncld.org (888) 575-7373 the anne ford scholarship National Center for Learning Disabilities Mentoring & Outreach Opportunities The Anne Ford Scholar must be willing to mentor future Scholars and act as a role model for individuals with learning disabilities through such activities as public speaking, writing for publications, and engaging in other opportunities made possible through NCLD. Selection Process The Anne Ford Scholarship Committee, comprised of members of NCLD’s Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Board, and distinguished friends, will make the final selection of scholars in Spring 2014. Scholarship Requirements Anne Ford Scholars are required to submit annual updates detailing their progress in school and offering insights about their academic and personal growth. The $10,000 scholarship will be paid in four yearly installments of $2,500. Scholars must submit proof of course registration to receive their first installment. To continue receiving payments, scholars must provide proof of course registration for each ensuing semester and documentation of passing grades (transcripts).
Excerpt from the article: Beware of your credibility blind spots, says Cara Hale Alter, author of The Credibility Code: How to Project Confidence and Competence When it Matters Most (Meritus, 2012).
The rapid growth of the North American greenhouse tomato industry has changed the longstanding dynamics of the fresh tomato industry. During the 1990s, Canada emerged as the largest North American producer of greenhouse tomatoes, a prominence it never attained in the fresh field tomato industry. The United States and Mexico have also become important greenhouse tomato producers, consistent with their long dominance in North American fresh field tomato production. Greenhouse tomatoes have changed the look of U.S. retail tomato sales, where they now account for 37 percent of the quantity sold of fresh tomatoes. While the primary U.S. fresh field tomato product, the mature green tomato, long dominated retail sales, its share has decreased significantly due to the growth of greenhouse tomatoes. The U.S. mature green tomato industry is now more dependent on the continuing growth of the foodservice market, which generally prefers its product. Keywords: Greenhouse tomatoes, field tomatoes, mature green tomatoes, United States, Canada, Mexico, market integration, product differentiation, seasonality in production.
Grown In Your Own Backyard The Hydroponics Tomato Greenhouse at Brigham Young University-Idaho is located on the south side of the Benson building. The primary purpose for the on-site greenhouse is not only educational, but it also supplies tomatoes to University’s Food Services. The greenhouse tomatoes are available to the University from January to July, every year. Food Services use an average of 400 to 500 pounds of tomatoes per week. Surprisingly, the greenhouse here on campus can provide at least two-thirds of those tomatoes. The greenhouse was constructed with glass so that natural sunlight can easily penetrate the walls and reach the plants. An advanced ventilation system allows proper airflow to the plants, as a generator then creates carbon dioxide, a gas that tomato plants readily need to survive. “The greenhouse provides hands on learning. You get to work with fertilizers and see how increasing and decreasing certain fertilizers affect the plants,” said Chad Blackburn, Hydroponics Greenhouse Manager. Since tomato plants can grow 24 hours a day, special lamps turn on at certain parts of the day (at night for instance) to supply adequate lighting for the plants. Care such as this, ensures continuous growth. Plants that normally grow in a warm climate are unable to sustain themselves if transported and grown in a colder environment. With the help of a solid, sophisticated greenhouse provides a convenient method of horticultural production. Having a controlled and contained setting, allows plant life to thrive without interruption, a fascinating...
wood or soft-wood cuttings. The main difference between them (apart from the obvious colour of the fruit), is that black currants fruit on one-year old wood, while red (and white) currants fruit on spurs, which develop on older wood. In fact, white currant is an albino form of the red currant. Because of the differences in fruiting habit, production systems will differ markedly, with the objective of the red (white) currant being to establish a strong framework, while with the black currant the need is to develop new growth annually on which the fruit will be produced the following year. Clearly, growing plants year-round in a greenhouse is desirable to growing outside for a part of the year, although there will be a need to make the plants dormant and provide a means of winter chill, either naturally or else by means of a cold store. This suggests that growing the plants in pots (or modules ) of a good growing medium will be essential. Cocopeat (coir) is likely to be an excellent growing medium, provided a full hydroponic solution is used. Obviously, bees will be required to provide pollination, but this should not be a major problem (except in Australia) where bumblebees are prohibited.
greenhouse vegetables Hydroponic Tomatoes Maximizing yields from hydroponic tomato crops has long been the main objective of commercial growers. However, there’s growing consumer pressure to produce high-quality, great-tasting fruit that stores and handles well in the retail sector. By Lynette Morgan T Top: Properly grown hydroponic tomatoes are often ﬁt to be framed; Bottom: This single-truss crop is being grown on greenhouse benches in NFT. (Photos courtesy of Lynette Morgan) Hydroponic Resource Are you looking to grow more greenhouse vegetables or growing hydroponically? GPN will bring you a few articles a year, but if you want in-depth information year-round, research such as this can be found in The Growing Edge magazine. It is a great resource for hydroponic growers. Visit www.growingedge.com or call (800) 888-6785 for subscription and other information. 78 GPN October 2003 omatoes, the biggest hydroponically produced crop on a worldwide scale, are complex in their physiology and response to crop management techniques since vegetative growth, ﬂowering and fruiting all need to be continually maintained simultaneously on the plant. Obtaining economic yields of highquality fruit while minimizing the use of pesticides and other agrichemicals has put commercial tomato growers under increasing pressure, and many are now looking to modiﬁed hydroponic systems where higher proﬁts are possible. Many of these new tomato-growing techniques involve the production of “spray-free” crops and using organically based systems. Today’s selection includes a wide range of new, fresh tomato products, such as lowacid fruit; on-the-truss, cluster or vine-ripened fruit; and many new....
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New York and London are the leading cities in terms of wealth generation and economic growth which means they are likely to appeal to expats seeking a world class city to live and work in. A new report from international real estate adviser, Savills, classes leading cities on their prominence and fame, as well as economy and size that give them what it calls ‘world class’ city status with the X-factor. The firm has looked at a combination of global competitiveness, together with measures such as connectivity, international visitors and web search data, to determine overall world city status.
Jakarta Indonesia's oil and gas industry is in need to load at least 8,000 jobs by 2015. From present up to 2015, the country’s oil and gas industry is threatened of losing almost three per cent of its employees in general, because of steadily low natural gas prices. There are two primary factors, growth in certain operations and age-related attrition across the industry, yet on the other hand, will offset more job losses and in fact contribute to increased overall hiring needs. Alterations in the figure of jobs will not be the same across all industry sectors. For instance, the oil and gas services sector, even though shaken by commodity price instability, will still need to fill about 4,700 jobs between 2012 and 2015.
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