The new chairman of the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently opposed a bill that would ban eating on subways. The goal of the legislation was to reduce the number of rats in the subway system, which has become a problem throughout New York.
According to The New York Times, the MTA chief did not want to ban food on the subways because too many children only have time to eat breakfast on their way to school. However, many residents complained about the veto, as the city has been combating a rodent infestation for a very long time. Many MTA workers have complained that the city has not implemented enough pest control services to eradicate the rodents.
Source: New York Times
PWIPM Announces Annual Scholarship
The Professional Women in Pest Management scholarship is for females interested in advancing or securing a career in the pest management industry.
The PWIPM Scholarship is for females interested in advancing or securing a career in the pest management industry. This scholarship may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their education and/or career in the pest management industry.
This scholarship may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their education and/or career in the pest management industry. The scholarship will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts in October 2012. The scholarship will be awarded there at the PWIPM Reception on Thursday, October 18, 2012. The successful recipient(s) will be notified by August 1, 2012.
• Female currently employed in the pest management industry
• Minimum of two years experience in the industry
• Submission of an essay (1,00 word maximum) based on pre-determined questions
• Two letters of recommendation
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ecolab Inc.'s Senior Executive Vice President and President - Global Food & Beverage and Asia Pacific Latin America, Thomas W. Handley, will address financial analysts at the Jefferies 2012 Global Clean Technology Conference in New York, N.Y. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Ecolab will host a live webcast of Mr. Handley's presentation. Details for the webcast are as follows:
TIME: 10:00 am Eastern Time
DATE: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
DURATION: Approximately 25 minutes
ARCHIVE: A replay of the webcast will be available through March 2, 2012.
To access the webcast, go to the Investor Calendar section of Ecolab's web site at www.ecolab.com/investor and click on the webcast details. Listening to the webcast requires Internet access and the Windows Media Player or other compatible streaming media player.