Floppy Plants.

Posted On Jan 17 2021 by

first_img Walter Reeves UGA CAES File Photo On “Gardening in Georgia” this week, host Walter Reeves shows how he handles those floppy plants that can be a continuing garden problem.Reeves details how he made two forms to bend inexpensive wire and rod to make plant supports just as good as the costly ones in the garden store.”Gardening in Georgia” will air Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and will be rebroadcast Saturday, Aug. 25, at 12:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Television.On this week’s show, Reeves takes us to the Center for Applied Nursery Research, which works at breeding and testing new plants for Georgia. Kay Bowman describes her research on breeding a better hypericum (St. John’s wort), using pollen from plants having different blooms and shapes.Margaret Mosley’s GardenCo-host Tara Dillard takes viewers on a visit to long-time gardener Margaret Mosley’s wonderland. Gardening in the shade isn’t a contradiction for Margaret. Her shady long border, filled with deciduous and evergreen shrubs, perennials and trees, is always a delight.Margaret has mixed in interesting foliage textures and colors along with making sure there is always something in bloom. She includes ferns, hosta, hellebore, camellias, viburnum, leucothoe, mahonia, azalea, holly and daphne.Duplicate the list of what Margaret grows for your shade garden and you’re guaranteed beauty, blooms and low maintenance.In its third season, “Gardening in Georgia” airs each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and is rebroadcast every Saturday at noon or 12:30 p.m. Learn more about it at the show’s Web site.The show is designed specifically for Georgia gardeners. It’s produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.last_img read more

Search Party Organized for Missing Peconic Teen

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ashley MurrayFriends and family of a Peconic teenager who went missing Monday are organizing a grassroots search party Thursday to look for the girl, while local police follow up on several leads that they have received since publicizing her disappearance.Organizers posted a message on the Facebook page dedicated to 16-year-old Ashley Murray’s disappearance and notified the community that a volunteer search party will meet by the flag pole at Southold High School Thursday at 3 p.m.The group has used the social media site to distribute Murray’s missing person’s flyer and to also plead for her to return home.“Ashley,” the message reads, “It’s pouring rain and it’s so cold outside. You don’t have a winter coat, which worries everyone in this weather. Please come home to the warmth, to the love, to the people who care so much about you.”Southold police released a statement Wednesday and noted that they have received “dozens of tips” from the public and are following up on a number of leads. The department also said its continuing its search with the help of various agencies including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, several East End police departments, as well as local and state law enforcement agencies.Murray was last seen leaving her home at 8 a.m. Monday wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black boots. Murray also wears hearing aids in both ears, police said.She is described as white, 5-feet, 4-inches tall, 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.Investigators are encouraging anyone with information about Murray’s disappearance to contact Southold police at 631-765-2600.Ashley Murray Missing Persons Flyerlast_img read more

Islamophobia, Anti-Muslim Backlash & Domestic Terrorism

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgIn Texas, armed protesters congregated near a mosque under the auspices of stopping the “Islamization of America.”In Pittsburgh last week a Moroccan cab driver was shot after a passenger complained about ISIS.The door of a mosque in Pflugerville, Tx was covered in feces and verses from the Koran were ripped from its spine.In Cincinnati, a woman wearing a hijab was the victim of verbal attacks. Another woman in the same city was called a “terrorist” and nearly run over by an enraged driver before a group of people intervened and pulled her safely onto the sidewalk.In St. Petersburg, Fla. authorities are investigating a profanity-laced threat directed at an Islamic Center.A community forum in Spotsylvania County, Va. devolved into an anti-Muslim shouting match when a local engineer attempted to share designs of a new mosque to residents amid racist condemnations that “every Muslim is a terrorist” and “Muslims is evil!” Yet, in this country, it’s domestic terror that’s shattering lives.On Friday, three people, including a beloved police officer, were killed during a five-hour long siege at a Planned Parenthood healthcare facility in Colorado. The alleged gunman’s motive remains unclear, but multiple news outlets have quoted an unidentified law enforcement source as saying the suspect mentioned “no more baby parts” in an interview with authorities. Law enforcement officials in Colorado have yet to confirm if a reference to fetal tissue was ever made. But Planned Parenthood suggested in a Tweet that the attack was politically motivated, and its supporters have characterized the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism.We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP’s health center in CO was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion. — Planned Parenthood (@PPact) November 29, 2015Similarly, Black Lives Matters protesters in Minnesota said they too were victims of domestic terror, when five people taking part in a demonstration were wounded amid gunfire. “We are tired of your (expletive) and I (expletive) personally have a militia that is going to come down to your Islamic Society of Pinellas County and firebomb you and shoot whoever is there in the head,” a man said in a voicemail left for Islamic Center of St. Petersburg in Florida. “I don’t care if they are (expletive) 2 years old or 100.” It’s that same fear of reprisal—for merely adhering to a religion that extremists have bastardized to justify unfathomable bloodshed—which Muslims have dreaded since 9/11. An absolutely horrific demonstration of Islamophobia in the U.S. https://t.co/wMFZD6n7Ci— INSIDER (@thisisinsider) November 27, 2015 Tonight, white supremacists attacked the #4thPrecinctShutDown in an act of domestic terrorism. We need you here…Posted by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis on Monday, November 23, 2015center_img Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York More than two weeks have passed since explosions and gunfire erupted in the streets of Paris, and the world remains transfixed on how gun-toting extremists were able to evade dragnet security before wreaking havoc on the City of Lights, killing 130 people.In the United States, the threat of terror has dominated the nation’s politics in an already bitter presidential campaign season. Presidential hopefuls seeking the GOP nod are flexing their muscles at the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq as well as at war-weary Syrian refugees fleeing the very same apocalyptic extremists these bellicose White House aspirants have pledged to defeat.Those vying for the nomination have chastised President Obama for failing to do enough to weaken ISIS. Driven by fear of the unknown, politicians have publicly come out against Obama’s plan to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, despite the already rigorous, multi-layered screening process that already exists. Meanwhile, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the United States should adopt a “religious test” so only Christian refugees would be permitted to enter the country, and Donald Trump has set his sights on Muslims at home, suggesting all Muslims carry IDs and be surveilled at mosques.The billionaire real estate magnate also claimed he saw “thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001—a claim that has been debunked over and over by New Jersey’s elected officials and his fellow Republican challenger, Gov. Chris Christie.Either @realDonaldTrump has memory issues or willfully distorts the truth, either of which should be concerning for the Republican Party— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) November 22, 2015Aside from ISIS and Syrian refugees, it’s the millions of Muslim Americans—doctors, lawyers, professors, shop owners—who bear the brunt of rhetoric emanating from the stump, where the truth is often drowned out by grandiose proclamations, fist pumping, and enthusiastic roars from a sympathetic audience—an exercise in democracy that candidates from both parties enjoy. But since the Paris attacks, the backlash against Muslims in America has been swift and disturbing. Four men have since been charged in connection with the shooting. Authorities in Minnesota said some of the men were filmed making derogatory comments about blacks and one man’s cell phone contained “racist images.”“They refer to African Americans in derogatory terms, say they are going to do some ‘reverse cultural enriching’ and ‘make the fire rise,’” according to a criminal complaint released in the case. In the video shot before the shooting, one of the men is seen brandishing a handgun and proclaiming: “Stay White.”The most severe terror attack on domestic soil this year was in Charleston, S.C., where a gunman attending Bible study at a historic black church in June gunned down nine God-loving people. Investigators later found photos of the alleged suspect posing with a Confederate flag and wearing South African apartheid-era patches on his clothes. A manifesto purportedly penned by the suspect paints a portrait of a man unhappy with progress made by African Americans over the years.Since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, right-wing extremists have killed more people (48) than radical Jihadists (26), according to terror statistics compiled by Washington D.C.-based New America Foundation.A report released by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to the Terrorism at the University of Maryland in July 2014 found that the chief concern among local authorities across the country was the right-wing “sovereign citizens” movement, not Islamic extremism, which ranked lower.Despite the growing body of data, domestic terror has gone largely unmentioned by Republican contenders on the presidential campaign trail. Talk of potential attacks on US soil has been aimed mostly at Muslim Americans, despite Islamic groups across the country continuing to condemn atrocities in the name of their religion that 1.6 billion people follow around the world. One Muslim leader on Long Island said a week after the attacks that the Islamic State is an “illegal state” and does not represent Islam.Trump recently lamented New York City’s decision to disband NYPD’s so-called Demographics Unit, which spied on Muslims in the five boroughs, New Jersey and on Long Island. When the unit was active, however, it did not open a single terrorism investigation on local Muslims.Muslims groups and their supporters insist that anti-Muslim sentiment and negative comments about Syrian refugees only plays into extremists’ hands.“We as Muslims strongly condemn these un-Islamic actions,” Dr. Isma Chaudry, president of the Islamic Center of Long Island, said one week after the Paris attacks. “This is not Islam. ISIS is not Islam. Muslims are not violent, barbaric people. This is a small group of criminals and we, by dividing ourselves, are making them big.”last_img read more

NCUA bans 7 from future work in FIs

Posted On Dec 17 2020 by

first_img continue reading » The NCUA in July issued two prohibition orders and five prohibition notices, which prohibit individuals previously associated with credit unions from any future participation in the affairs of a federally insured financial institution.Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million. The names and details from last month’s prohibitions follow:Joey E. Camp, a former employee of Peoria Fire Fighters Credit Union in Peoria, Ill., was sentenced on one count of theft.Amy Denise Fincher, a former employee of Rheem Arkansas Federal Credit Union in Fort Smith, Ark., pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Luxurious home in cul-de-sac perfect for growing families

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201915 Leo Place, Bridgeman Downs.Through the large single pivot timber door, you are greeted by a multitude of formal and informal spaces all perfectly positioned throughout the home. The lower level is superbly sitting atop bamboo floors throughout. From the foyer, the floor-to-ceiling glass exhibits the ‘cosy’ leg of the pool. 15 Leo Place, Bridgeman Downs.Mr Devery said every room in the home was ensuited.“The way we’ve built the house is so that families with kids can move in, no matter what age,” he said. “Having the bedroom ensuites, and rumpus room upstairs, it’s the perfect set-up for kids to grow and stay at home until they are 30 years old.” 15 Leo Place, Bridgeman Downs.The pool is not just a pool but a distinct water feature of the luxurious home.A dedicated theatre room with blackout curtaining is off the foyer. Adjacent, the first of the living rooms, spacious and seamlessly connect to the family room. Mr Devery said the home was in a lovely street.“We are surrounded by homes of equal or better value,” he said.“The property is situated in a very high part of Bridgeman Downs. “The home gets beautiful breezes.”The property is walking distance to restaurants and close to public transport.center_img 15 Leo Place, Bridgeman Downs.After almost two years at their Bridgeman Downs home, David and Carmel Devery have a desire to be closer to Brisbane’s CBD.The couple, who have three children, built their home at 15 Leo Place, and said their kids were studying at UQ and wanted to live closer to St Lucia.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property has many standout features, including a massive kitchen which flows onto the living and dining areas.last_img read more

Syntrus Achmea in talks to offload eight sector-wide schemes

Posted On Sep 29 2020 by

first_imgAchmea, for its part, would incur fewer costs and would face an easier closing process for its administration if the negotiations are successful.The pension funds involved are the schemes for the travel sector (Reiswerk), hairdressers (Kappers), dental technicians (Tandtechniek), concrete products (Betonproducten), the furnishing sector (Wonen), the meat industry (VLEP), the wood trade (Houthandel) as well as wood-processing industry and yacht building (Houtverwerkende industrie).A number of schemes told IPE sister publication Pensioen Pro that they considered a collective transfer as an option, but that they were also in individual negotiations with other potential providers.According to Frank Radstake, chairman of Reiswerk, completing a collective move in time was going to be a “hell of a job” because of the time pressure.Radstake said he expected that Centric would also take on staff, as it doesn’t have in-house expertise for board support, actuarial matters, or communication.Centric and Syntrus declined to provide additional details about the proposals.The pension fund for the furniture industry (Meubel) has already moved its administration from Syntrus to Centric – the IT firm’s first client in the pension space.The sector scheme for foodstuffs (Levensmiddelen) is to join provider AZL on 1 January, while StiPP, the pension fund for temporary workers, has chosen PGGM as its new administrator.The industry-wide scheme for architects (Architectenbureaus) indicated that it had already made much progress in its negotiations with a provider.The IT scheme TrueBlue as well as the sector funds for inland shipping (Rijn- en Binnenvaart), butchers (Slagers), private security (Particuliere Beveiliging), and millers (Molenaars) have already found new providers.Hibin, the industry-wide scheme for the trade in building materials, has decided to implement its pensions administration in-house. Pensions provider Syntrus Achmea and IT firm Centric have confirmed that they are negotiating a collective transfer of the administration of eight sector-wide pension schemes.The funds have been looking for a new administrator since last November, when Syntrus announced that it would cease servicing sector schemes within two years, as its IT systems were unable to cope with the multitude of pension arrangements.If negotiations are successful, Gouda-based Centric could initially take over the existing systems and possibly staff as well, and improve efficiency at a later stage.A collective transfer would also prevent a capacity shortage in the market for pensions provision. The pension funds are in a hurry, as some must leave Syntrus by January 2018.last_img read more

Luxury penthouse in Gold Coast’s Palazzo Versace sells for $5 million

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgMs Cole said the buyer spent a lot of time on the Gold Coast and would use the three-bedroom residence as a holiday home.“They do like that part of Main Beach, Marina Mirage next door and the boating facilities,” she said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Palazzo Versace is on Seaworld Drive at Main Beach.The penthouse, one of six in the five-star building, has parquetry floors, ornate ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows framing Broadwater and city skyline views.Mrs Cole said it had been on the market before but she recently relisted it.As the 72 Versace condominiums are all on company title, transactions do not go on the public record.It is the third Palazzo Versace condo Mr Picone and his wife Adele have owned.Mr Picone entered the Gold Coast management-rights industry in 1984 and set a Gold Coast record in 2015 when he sold the rights to the Chevron Renaissance towers for $32.5 million. MORE NEWS: Honey Badger in ‘cracking’ photobomb effort It’s all class.center_img What a view! Imagine waking up to this every day.“(The buyer) just loved the Versace lifestyle and what it has to offer,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They were particularly drawn to the size of it and the location of it with the panoramic Broadwater views and the large marina berth.”MORE NEWS: See the impressive transformation of a Gold Coast beauty It’s luxurious at every turn.ONE of the Gold Coast’s biggest real estate heavy hitters has sold his luxury penthouse in a $5 million deal.An interstate buyer snapped up the Palazzo Versace apartment, which belonged to management-rights industry veteran Frank Picone.Lucy Cole Prestige Properties managing director Lucy Cole said the sale included the lavish condo’s furniture and marina berth.last_img read more

India to lift travel advisory on Kashmir

Posted On Sep 25 2020 by

first_imgSRINAGAR – India will lift a traveladvisory on the disputed region of Kashmir, authorities said, two months afterthe government launched a security crackdown before removing the state’sspecial status. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’sgovernment said scrapping the state’s special status was necessary to integrateit fully into the rest of India and spur development.(Reuters) Thousands of Indian tourists, pilgrimsand workers fled the Muslim-majority state in early August after authoritiesissued a security alert over possible militant attacks by Pakistan-backedgroups, assertions rejected by Islamabad.  The travel advisory issued on Aug. 2will be lifted from Thursday, the government of Jammu and Kashmir said onMonday. center_img Kashmir is divided between India andPakistan, and both claim the territory in full. Over 40,000 people have beenkilled in an insurgency in the Indian part of Kashmir since 1989. A security force officer stands guard in front of closed shops during restrictions following scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir in Srinagar, India on Sept. 10. REUTERS/DANISH ISMAILlast_img read more

‘She only wants attention’

Posted On Sep 25 2020 by

first_imgRobredo on Monday called a pressconference to announce the postponement of her release of her discoveries andrecommendation on the government’s drug war during her short stint as co-chairof the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs due to the earthquake thathit Davao del Sur last Sunday. Panelo dismissed as “pure nonsense”criticism that he lacked concern for victims of the magnitude 6.9 earthquakethat hit Davao del Sur, for trying to “score political points when we’re in themiddle of a tragedy.” “Her (Robredo) decision to call a pressbriefing to announce that there is no press briefing, while flashing her40-page report, reveals that she only wants the spotlight,” Panelo said in apress conference on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo belies allegations that he lacked empathy when he criticized Vice President Leni Robredo for delaying the release of her findings on the narcotics crackdown, claiming that she is only after public attention. ABS-CBN NEWS “If VP Leni has anything to recommendabout improving the current anti-illegal drug war, out with it,” Panelo said./PN Panelo went on with his tirade on theVice President saying that the Duterte administration did not accuse her oflack of sympathy when she was on a foreign trip when typhoon Nina struck herhome region Bicol in 2016. Panelo then chided Robredo that she mayseemed have nothing to report, to which Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrezaccusing Panelo of lacking empathy. MANILA – Presidential SpokespersonSalvador Panelo lambasted Vice President Leni Robredo after the latter’s campaccused him of lacking empathy for criticizing the delayed release of supposeddrug war report. Duterte’s spokesman also said it wasRobredo who announced that she would release her report in the first place,hyping public expectation. “She has deferred her report a number oftimes, looking for a perfect timing and hoping that people would pay attentionto her as she struggles to be relevant…” he added.  “Thisis not the time to vacillate. If she has ‘discoveries’ that she threatened toexpose, bring it on! As the President dares her to do,” Panelo said. “This administration, through thevarious agencies of the government, provides reports to the people regularly.It is not as if when the Vice President speaks, the world will stop and thegovernment will halt its operations to provide assistance in Davao,” he added. “Kunghindi naiintindihan ni Secretary Panelo kungbakit ipinagpaubaya ng ating bise presidente ang pag-release ng report ngayong umaga pagkatapos nunglindol na nangyari kahapon, eh siguro totoong wala s’yang puso at malasakitpara sa ating mga kababayan,” Gutierrez said.last_img read more

Batesville High School Athletic Department’s Freshman Orientation

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgThe Batesville High School Athletic Department is hosting an athletic department “Freshman Orientation” meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in the high school auditorium for parents and incoming freshmen athletes for the 2015-16 school year. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Bryan Helvie via e-mail at bhelvie@batesville.k12.in.us.last_img