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An agrochemical or agrichemical, a contraction of agricultural chemical, is a chemical product used in agriculture. In most cases, agrichemical refers to pesticides including insecticides, herbicides and nematicides, it may include synthetic fertilizers and other chemical growth agents, concentrated stores of raw animal manure. Many agrochemicals are toxic, agrichemicals in bulk storage may pose significant environmental and/or health risks in the event of accidental spills. In many countries, use of agrichemicals is regulated. Government-issued permits for purchase and use of approved agrichemicals may be required. Significant penalties can result including improper storage resulting in spillage. On farms, proper storage facilities and labeling, emergency clean-up equipment and procedures, safety equipment and procedures for handling and disposal are subject to mandatory standards and regulations; the regulations are carried out through the registration process. For instance, bovine somatotropin, though used in the United States, is not approved in Canada and some other jurisdictions as there are concerns for the health of cows using it.

Agrochemicals were introduced to enhance crop yields. The most common agrochemicals include fertilizers. Due to the adaptation of pests to these chemicals and new agrochemicals were being used, causing side effects in the environment. However, agrochemicals are not inefficient. According to the article, Pesticides, Food Security and Food Safety, written by Fernando P. Carvalho, chemical fertilizers in the 1960s were responsible for the beginning of the "Green Revolution", where using the same surface of land using intensive irrigation and mineral fertilizers such as nitrogen and potassium has increased food production. Throughout the 1970s through 1980s, pesticide research continued into producing more selective agrochemicals. Sumerians from 4500 years ago have said to use insecticides in the form of sulfur compounds. Additionally, the Chinese from about 3200 years ago used mercury and arsenic compounds to control body lice. Syngenta was the worldwide leader in agrochemical sales in 2013 at ~$10.9 billion, followed by Bayer CropScience, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont with ~$3.6 billion.

Index of pesticide articles National Agricultural Statistics Service: Agricultural Chemical Use Database

Sully Díaz

Sully Diaz is a Puerto Rican actress and singer born to Sephardic parents from Puerto Rico. Sully's career started in Puerto Rican television with her first starring role as Coralito in the "novela" called "Coralito". "Coralito" was her first starring role. Sully was invited to star in various soap operas in Puerto Rico and Argentina. Sully returned to New York to study at the Actors Studio, Hebert Berghoff Studio and Ann Reinken Steps Studio. In February 2012, in the Spanish-language production of "The Vagina Monologues", a play written by Eve Ensler, an American feminist who fights against gender violence worldwide, it has been performed in over 120 countries. The 2012 cast included Ivy Queen, Eileen Navarro, Lourdes De Jesús, Roxana Laborde, Yasmin Pietri, sexologist, Carmita Laboy, it was presented in Florida. Sully Diaz on IMDb Sully Diaz on

Four Peaks

Four Peaks is a prominent landmark on the eastern skyline of Phoenix. Part of the Mazatzal Mountains, it is located in the Four Peaks Wilderness in the Tonto National Forest, 40 miles east-northeast of Phoenix. In winter, Four Peaks offers much of the Phoenix metro area a view of snow-covered peaks. Four Peaks is the site of an amethyst mine; the name Four Peaks is a reference to the four distinct peaks of a north–south ridge forming the massif's summit. The northernmost peak is the tallest of the four at 7,659 feet, it is the highest point in Maricopa County. The remaining summits are unnamed, from north to south are 7,644 feet, 7,574 feet and 7,526 feet in elevation; the Four Peaks Wilderness, established in the year 1984, covers 60,740 acres of land. It is home to a diverse variety of plants and animals due to the quick change of elevation in the range. Brown's Trail, found in the Four Peaks Wilderness, is used to reach the tallest peak and is home to black bears, ring-tailed cats and coyotes.

The Four Peaks Wilderness contains a section of the Arizona Trail, considered one of the most difficult passages, as it is ever kempt. On April 27th, 1996, a party of two campers left a campfire unattended near Lone Pine Saddle; this lasted 11 days. The Lone fire was Arizona's largest recorded wildfire prior to the Rodeo–Chediski Fire in 2002. "Browns Peak/Four Peaks". "Browns Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. "Four Peaks Wilderness". Tonto National Forest

Bobby Roe

Bobby Roe is an American actor and screenwriter known for his film The Houses October Built and its sequel The Houses October Built 2. It was produced by Steven Schneider, whose hits include Paranormal Activity, The Devil Inside and M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit and Glass, he grew up in Dallas and graduated from Plano Senior High School. Attended UCLA and was an All-American pitcher on their baseball team where he played alongside MLB All Star's Chase Utley, Eric Byrnes and Garrett Atkins, he was cast as a stunt double for Roger Clemens in Zack Snyder's "Rocket Unit" Cingular commercial. Roe received his masters in film at Loyola Marymount University and went on to be a writer/producer that helped launch Reelz Channel, he was cast as Mark Mulder in Moneyball when Steven Soderbergh was directing. Roe directed and starred in the film The Houses October Built in 2014, its sequel The Houses October Built 2, his brother Mikey Roe, Zack Andrews, Jeff Larson, Brandy Schaefer appear as themselves. Both he and Zack Andrews have written the children's book Narah and the Unicorn - The Original Narwhal Story.

Roe has been tapped to write and direct the shared horror universe film "A Wicked Tale" from the producers of The Walking Dead Best Feature Length Film from the Midnight X-Treme Category from the Sitges Film Festival Best Screenplay Bobby Roe, Zack Andrews, Jason Zada from the Macabre Faire Film Festival Narah and the Unicorn: The Original Narwhal Story Narah and the Unicorn - The Original Narwhal Story Bobby Roe on IMDb

Vale of Evesham School

Vale of Evesham School in Evesham, in the county of Worcestershire, England, is a special needs school for around 150 mixed gender pupils aged 3 to 19 of whom 35 are in the 6th form. It caters for children with special educational needs and accommodates 15 pupils as boarders on a weekly basis. England. Pupils follow a curriculum based on National Curriculum core subjects together with activities that offer education for pupils having special moderate to severe learning difficulties that include a wide range of disabilities from autism, behavioural and social problems; the school was granted specialist status for cognition and learning and awards include Investors in People, Careers Education and Guidance Quality Mark, ArtsMark, Eco School and the Healthy School Award. The school converted to academy status in April 2013. A December 2009 Ofsted report classed the school with a Grade 2, with several points at Grade 1. In November 2019 Ofsted report classed the school as Inadequate listing "serious, widespread failings in safeguarding children" finding staff members employed with criminal records unbeknown to senior leaders, students accessing and administering medication unaccompanied, defective fire doors and lack of regular risk assessments.


Burns Monument, Kilmarnock

The Burns Monument in Kay Park, Scotland, commemorates the poet Robert Burns. It is located at an elevated position to the east of Kilmarnock Town Centre; the monument was opened in 1879, is a category B listed building. In 2004 a fire destroyed part of the monument; the building was restored and extended as a genealogy centre, reopening as the Burns Monument Centre in 2009. Kilmarnock has many links with Burns. Of this first edition only 612 copies were printed, copies of this rare book are now known as Kilmarnock Editions. On Burns Night 1877, a movement to erect a memorial in Kilmarnock was begun. Subscriptions came in so that the organisers decided to investigate the possibility of a memorial building as well as a marble statue. In October, a design by local architect Robert S Ingram was accepted by the committee, he began the preparation of drawings. In December, a design competition for the statue attracted 21 entries, William Grant Stevenson of Edinburgh was judged the winner; the foundation stone was laid on 14 September 1878, by R. W. Cochran-Patrick of Woodside, Depute Provincial Grand Master for Ayrshire.

In August 1879, the 40 acres Kay Park was opened, with the completed Burns Monument as its focus. The statue was unveiled by Colonel Charles Alexander of Ballochmyle MP on 9 August; the monument cost with another £ 800 spent on the statue. The design of the monument has been described as "an eclectic fusion of Scots Baronial, neo-Gothic and Italianate, with a dash of Baroque and a hint of Romanesque." The original building comprised a two-storey T-plan museum, topped by an 80 feet high octagonal tower and spire, with the life-size white marble statue of Burns by Stevenson in a porch at the front. The tower offered wide views across Kilmarnock. Ingram, a prolific local architect, considered the monument to be his finest work; the monument was badly damaged by fire in November 2004. The two storey museum section, at the rear, the semi-octagonal two-storey tower collapsed, leaving only the front stairs, part of the ground floor outer walls and two of the main internal walls. Planning permission was granted in September 2006 for the partial re-instatement of the Burns Monument, with an extension to provide a marriage suite, registration service and archive service.

The extension, designed by East Ayrshire Council architects, envelopes the remaining staircase and portico, which houses the statue of Robert Burns, provides a courtyard setting with the statue of Burns and the remaining section of the original monument as a focal point to the northern elevation of the courtyard. The £5m Burns Monument Centre was opened in May 2009 by First Minister Alex Salmond, as Scotland's first purpose-built genealogy centre. In July 2010, it was announced that the rebuilt Centre was one of six buildings nominated for the annual Carbuncle Cup, given to the "ugliest building in the UK completed in the last 12 months." The Carbuncle Cup is given based on nominations from the public. The nominator of the Burns Monument Centre described it as a "forced, clumpy monstrosity with pointlessly random rooves". List of Robert Burns memorials sculptor William Grant Stevenson Burns Monument Centre official site Burns Monument Destroyed by fire, The Barred Bard Burns Monument Consultation, showing alternative proposals by East Ayrshire Council for redevelopment of the monument Burns Monument Centre, pictures of work in progress from East Ayrshire Council