By Dialogo May 07, 2010 Brazil is to build a 483-million-dollar nuclear reactor to produce radioactive material for medical use as well as industrial-grade enriched uranium, local media reported Wednesday, citing a cabinet minister. “The multipurpose reactor has a very important role in the nuclear program,” Science and Technology Minister Sergio Rezende said in the daily O Estado de Sao Paulo. The reactor will be built in Ipero, 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the southeastern city of Sao Paulo, in an area where the Brazilian navy is developing a nuclear submarine project and building ultracentrifuges to enrich uranium. The reactor will be used for nuclear medicine, producing what are known as radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosing and treating diseases like cancer, Rezende said, as well as produce industrial-level enriched uranium starting in 2014. The announcement came as senior officials from around the world meet at the United Nations to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and ahead of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s May 16-17 trip to Iran. Lula in February announced that two new nuclear power plants would be built in Brazil’s northeast. Brazil has an ambitious civilian nuclear program, and for more than 20 years has had two nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis, in Rio de Janeiro state. The country’s constitution bans the presence of nuclear weapons on Brazilian territory.
NAFCU today is hosting a small-dollar lending working group discussion on the implications of the CFPB’s payday lending rulemaking, among other provisions, with representatives from several NAFCU-member credit unions, Pew Research Center, Center for Financial Services Innovation and Filene Research Institute.All groups involved will give background on the issue of small-dollar lending, such as consumers’ needs regarding access to liquidity, credit unions’ comparative advantage in meeting their members’ needs affordably and safely, and how these types of loans could best be structured to benefit consumers.NAFCU has continually urged the CFPB to withdraw its payday lending proposal, due to be finalized at any time, noting that its complexity and breadth will only impede consumer access to credit and negatively impact the credit union industry. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
On October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.Bring your medications for disposal to the Ripley County Jail at 210 N Monroe St., Versailles. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,829 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.
(Google Maps)ST. LEON, Ind. – Organizers are seeking volunteers for a trash cleanup along State Road 1.The Whitewater River Watershed Project will conduct the roadside trash removal along the road from Interstate 74 to U.S. Highway 52 on Saturday, October 11.Residents interested in volunteering can meet register by calling (812) 926-2406 ext. 107.The cleanup will begin by meeting at the St. Leon Park, 29260 Saint Joe Drive, off of Church Lane in St. Leon at 1 p.m.Trash bags and gloves will be provided and volunteers will receive complimentary gifts for their help.The mission of the Whitewater River Watershed Project is to improve water quality, reduce flooding and improve habitat for plants and animals.
Congratulations to Cindy Lamping who last Saturday was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Cindy played her high school career here at Batesville where she holds many of the ladies’ basketball records. She finished her basketball playing career at Purdue University where she helped the Boilermakers make it to the championship game of the NCAA basketball tournament.Cindy joins her sister, Donna Hoeing, who was inducted last year. Both ladies played high school basketball under the direction of Art Brebberman. Cindy played for Lin Dunn at Purdue University. During her acceptance speech, Cindy credited her sister, Donna, for a lot of her success as a basketball player along with her coaches.