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first_img  Ask for the name of the active ingredient in the product. Call yourcounty extension office to learn the appropriate use of that product. Telemarketers have been pushing pesticides to Georgia farmers and homeowners.But GregMacDonald, a Universityof Georgia scientist, warns people to be cautious when buying restrictedchemicals.”It’s not the actual selling over the phone that’s dangerous,” saidMacDonald, a weed scientistwith the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences. “It’s the buying.”The most recent cases of telemarketed pesticide sales were to farmers.But homeowners have beentargets, too.Lora Lee Schroder, a consumer protection specialist with the GeorgiaDepartment of Agriculture,said some salespeople try to sell farm chemicals to homeowners. Buthomeowners can’t legally usethem.”They’re trying to sell these chemicals to homeowners with the pitchthat if it’s diluted enough,it’s safe around the house,” Schroder said. “Or (consumers are told)they can buy ag chemicals inbulk and save money. Either way, it’s an illegal use of the chemical.”Schroder said farm chemicals are formulated differently from those mixedfor home use.”Even though the active ingredient may be the same in both products,”she said, “the concentrations are different, and the products are designedfor different uses.”MacDonald said the main problem is that you can’t see the label on apesticide container sold overthe telephone. The label tells the buyer how to legally use the product,he said.”We’ve had one case of a company selling a herbicide to kill the weedsin pecan orchards,” hesaid. “The seller promised it would kill weeds for four years. Theproblem was that the productwould kill the pecan trees, too.”Most often, the sellers exaggerate the pesticide’s benefit or sell itfor a use for which it is nolonger labeled. But without seeing the label, the buyer can’t knowthe product’s real use.The label tells the buyer many important things: the chemical’s legaluse, how to dilute it for useon different plants or crops, proper safety precautions, remedies foraccidents with it and how tocontact the manufacturer with questions.Schroder said it’s a must to have a label on every product. “Withouta label affixed to a pesticidecontainer, the product is considered illegal,” she said. “And it’svery unsafe.”Without a label, you can forget what chemical is in the container andhow to treat any physicalinjury the chemical could cause.MacDonald suggests a few things to do to protect yourself from pushytelephone sales.   Ask for more information. Get a copy of the product label to readfor yourself its uses and limitations.center_img   Get the name and address of the selling company and the name ofthe salesperson. Use this information to find out the company’s reputationfrom the Better Business Bureau.What can you do if you’ve gotten a real “bargain” over the phone and laterfind the product isunusable? Not much.Schroder said you can try to return it to the seller. But often thetelemarketing firm hasdisappeared, leaving its customers high and dry.But that poses another problem: What do you do with unusable chemicalson the farm or in thehome? Your county extension office can tell you how to safely disposeof illegal chemicals. Or theycan help find someone who can legally use them.MacDonald said sending an account of your bad experience to the localBetter Business Bureaucan help others avoid the same situation.Most often the telemarketers’ deal sounds too good to be true and probablyis. MacDonald saidthe safest way to buy pesticides is to buy from someone you know andtrust. “Otherwise,” he said,”it’s definitely ‘let the buyer beware.'”last_img read more


first_imgThe two-time World Cup winner has made 98 appearances for Brazil and won the Ballon d’Or twice.With a career spanning seven clubs, four countries and 18 years, the Brazillian has won a competition with almost each of his former employers.Cristiano’s career has lasted the same amount of time as his Brazilian counterpart, however, his records make him stand out as one of the greatest to grace the game.Read Also: Uzoho: Messi Made My Best Day In FootballThe prolific forward has the record for scoring the most in the Champions League and is one of a handful of players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances.He has also scored more than 700 senior career goals for club and country in comparison to Ronaldo’s 309. Another added: “Even without R9, Brazil will win World Cup. Only Messi fans will say that R9 is better than Cristiano.”“CR7 hands down. You’d argue R9 was better if it weren’t for injuries, but there’s a reason why CR7 doesn’t get injured much. He’s a workhorse in and out of the pitch and he always makes sure that his in top condition,” a third contributed.The duo have enjoyed excellent careers and have left a lasting legacy on the game we have learnt to love and adore.Ronaldo Nazario’s nickname, O Fenomeno (the phenomenon), is a clear indication of the impact he left on the sport. With just a one percent majority, it proves that the debate about who is the greatest Ronaldo remains tight to this day.Advertisement Those on Facebook posted their viewpoints on the difficult question. One said: “No Comparison.. R9 Always.. One played to achieve everything and boast off and show off for the same.. and one played because he was born best at it.. R9 Forever.. Other one can take the name Christiano..” Football fans are torn between choosing Brazillian Ronaldo or Cristiano Ronaldo as the better player. Portugal international Cristiano came out on top, however, with 51% from more than 150,000 votes.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Loading… last_img read more


first_imgThe all-women entrepreneurship organization SoGal, formerly known as GirlsUp, hosted the SoGal Summit, a conference for aspiring women entrepreneurs from across Southern California, on March 28 in the Seeley G. Mudd building.During the all-day event, women attended a fireside chat, a keynote speech, entrepreneurial process panels and mentoring sessions.Pocket Sun, the founder of SoGal and organizer of the SoGal Summit, said she hoped that the event would provide attendees with a forum to network and put forth their own business ideas.“I wanted to take it to the next level by creating an all-day gathering, networking and celebration, so that young millennial female entrepreneurs, especially students, can showcase their innovation and get connections and resources in the SoCal startup community,” she said.Sun said she faced much adversity in planning the event because of time constraints.“I was told by professors, directors who have put on many conferences themselves that I can’t possibly accomplish the task in such little time even with my team’s help,” she said.After working 12 hours a day, seven days a week for two and a half months, Sun was able to secure a location, find speakers and recruit sponsors. More than 450 tickets to the summit were sold. Blackstone LaunchPad at USC sponsored the event.Among those who attended the SoGal Summit included Sabrina Kay of Fremont College; Robyn Ward of United Talent Agency; Melinda Moore, chief marketing officer at Crowdfunder; Erin Reilly, creative director of Annenberg Innovation Lab; and Espree Devora, founder of WeAreLATech. In total, more than 300 female entrepreneurs attended the event.Kay gave a keynote address describing her achievements. She told her life story about how she came to achieve a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and master’s degrees from both UPenn and USC.She also described her business ventures in a series of industries, as the chancellor and CEO of Fremont College and the founder of the California Design College, now known as the Art Institute of California.Kay concluded her speech imploring each audience member to remain one of the “crazy ones.” The audience responded with a standing ovation.Her speech was followed by a pitch competition in which 10 companies, all composed of women, competed.According to the judges, three stood out. The companies that received honorable mentions were Sportec, which aims to improve the technologies that people use in the sports industry, and ManServant, the newest form of party entertainment in which women can hire attractive men to serve them during special events.The winner of the pitch competition was Pulp Pantry, a company that uses the excess leftover pulp from juiceries to create healthy snacks like muffins and crackers. The organization was established by Kaitlin Mogentale, a senior majoring in environmental science, and Ashley Lukashevsky, a senior majoring in international relations, and Uzo Onyejiaka, a senior majoring in business administration. However, Onyejiaka was not in attendance at the pitch competition.Mogentale said she appreciated the opportunity to participate in the competition.“With every pitch, our business just gets better. We have to make sure how we will impress the judges, which only leads us to rethink our business plan and improve it,” she said.Melissa Feldman, a junior majoring in communication, said that she was able to learn how to effectively present herself in up-and-coming markets.“As someone that is interested in entrepreneurship, the summit taught me how to present myself and about the hottest new markets,” Feldman said.Tiffany Yin, a junior majoring in economics, said that the event was a great networking opportunity.“I am not necessarily interested in entrepreneurship, but this was an great event that allowed me to meet people from all kinds of industries,” Yin said.Sun also said that she was very proud of the turnout.“We got amazing social media traction and very awesome feedback from the attendees and speakers,” she said.UPDATE: The story has been updated to include the fact that Blackstone LaunchPad USC was a sponsor of the SoGal Summit.last_img read more

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