Worst Pests Around the World

On: October 13, 2017
The Cane Toad (pictured above) is native to South and Central America but introduced to Australia and the Caribbean for pest control in sugar cane fields. However, since this amphibian is native to South and Central America it has overrun both Australia and the Caribbean where it has no natural predators, eating everything in their path.

Michigan’s Capitol Building to Receive Geothermal Heating & Cooling

On: October 5, 2017
Michigan's capital is about to receive the largest state government geothermal system in the United States. Drilling for the geothermal field is scheduled to start later this year as part of a $70 million infrastructure upgrade. The geothermal system will cost around $4million up front but save the state $300,000 a year on heating and cooling costs. The system will pay for itself in about a decade.

Utah Real Estate License Renewal FAQ

On: October 5, 2017
Utah salespersons and brokers are required to complete 18-hours of continuing education by every two years by the end of the month of issuance. Included in these 18-Hours there must be 9-Hours of  Core Curriculum. 

Parking Lot Safety Tips

On: October 5, 2017
Parking lots can be a dangerous place for anyone who works late or parks in a remote area. Individuals who find themselves in this position can take steps to prevent an attack.

Mississippi Architects, It’s Time to Renew!

On: October 4, 2017
Mississippi architects must renew their licenses on November 30th of odd-numbered years. Before renewing they must complete 24-hours of HSW continuing education, 12 per year.

Rhode Island Construction Industry on the Rise – Obtain or Maintain Your Registration

On: October 4, 2017
Now is an opportune time to join or stay in the Rhode Island construction industry. Employment in the construction sector is expected to increase over the next 6 years with 2,887 new jobs being created by 2024. In addition to the new jobs being created, over 3,137 contractors are expected to leave the field within this same time frame leaving 6,024 jobs open.

A Look At HoverMast Drones

On: October 4, 2017
The Sky Sapience drone series, HoverMast, is designed to provide rapid and timely intelligence gathering. The drone is tethered to an automobile or ship, allowing it to gather data continuously without the need for recharging. The tether serves another important purpose. Since the drone is not considered airborne it does not have to follow the control regulations most drones are subjected to.

Michigan Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

On: October 4, 2017
MSU is asking Michigan residents in the northern lower peninsula and upper peninsula to report all sightings of the brown marmorated stink bug. Adult brown marmorated stink bugs are shield-shaped with brown mottling. They are between 14 and 17mm long, about the size of a dime. The bug was originally introduced to North America in 1996 but did not reach Michigan until 2010.

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Plumbers Face Health Threats Daily

On: September 28, 2017
Plumbers face obvious dangers from dust, lead, chemicals, asbestos, silicosis, biting vermin, steam burns, poison ivy, sharps carrying blood-borne diseases, and animal diseases such as Leptospirosis or Parvovirus. Many of these ailments can be passed on to family and pets through exposure to infected clothes, vehicles, or skin...

Ugandan Children Learn Self Defense

Professional Fighter Teaches Self-Defense in Uganda

On: September 28, 2017
Owens chose to go to Uganda because sexual assault is prevalent and there are little consequences for perpetrators. During his first trip to Uganda Owens taught self-defense, grappling, and MMA seminars in schools, community centers, gyms, and a few private venues. The focus of these seminars is often on grappling. According to Owens, this is the most important form of martial art. It is capable of making up for weight disparities and neutralizing an attacker to get away.After the physical portion of Owens' seminars, he leads group discussions about situational awareness, domestic violence, and common misconceptions of assault...