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

All Set for Peel Marina Dredging

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgImage source: ManksviewWork to remove 44,000 tonnes of silt from Peel Marina is set to begin on Monday, 13 January.The first stage will see contractor Land and Water Services Limited (LAWS) construct a temporary draining pool in a field upstream from the marina, beyond the power station site.LAWS will be on site from next week and, following the construction of the pool, will start dredging in early March.The dredging process will involve using a long reach excavator on a floating barge, and the material will be transported 450 metres in purpose-designed trailers to the pool, which will be around 2.5 meters deep and measuring roughly 70m by 100m.Excess water will be drained back into the River Neb after satisfying environmental standards agreed with the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).The material will be stored in the pool and drained over a number of months before being suitable for transportation.In previous plans, a proposal was made for the silt to be used for land remediation at the former Cross Vein Mine. This has now been revised, however, as the Department of Infrastructure is seeking to extend the range of materials that are deposited at the existing landfill facilities at Turkeylands Quarry, Malew.A planning application for the strategic waste facility is due to be submitted in early 2020 and will include details of the route to be used to transport material between Peel and Turkeylands.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 [email protected]last_img

Gregory “Greg” Bruner

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgGregory “Greg” Bruner, 90, of Dillsboro, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  Greg was born Friday, January 10, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Lester and Adelaide (Beiting) Bruner.  He married Patricia Burns April 26, 1952 and she preceded him in death May 28, 2012.  Greg was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church; member of the John Birch Society; retired from Cincinnati Bell; and served his country in U.S. Coast Guard.  He loved reading, especially the Cincinnati Enquirer and current events. He enjoyed watching tv; loved working; spending time on his farm; raising beef cattle; but especially enjoyed spending time with his family.Greg is survived by his children: Patti (Denny) Wortman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Judy (Jerry) Caldwell of Dillsboro, Jan (Tom) Wells of Indianapolis, Terri (Charlie) Redwine of Dillsboro, Doug (Beth) Bruner of Dillsboro, CeCe (Alan) Doll of Sunman, and Paul (Peggy) Bruner of Dillsboro; sisters: Mary Adele Maertz of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cathe Sebald of Union, Kentucky, and Rita Frey of Cincinnati, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Mary Beth Bruner, brothers: Lester Jr. and Gerald Bruner; and sister June Holman.To adhere to the Governor’s mandate, a private service will be held for Greg Bruner’s family. Burial will follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Milan.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be given in honor of Greg to St. Charles Catholic Church.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  Please reach out to the family through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ season-opener

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgMOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Medical staff immediately came to his attention with fellow players from both sides also giving him support. He was stretchered out of the court. Boston was in the lead 12-9 when the play was stopped. The Cavaliers now hold a 44-30 lead with five minutes left before halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kings shoot for 3-0 cushion Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LeBron gives Gordon Hayward some words of encouragement following his injury. pic.twitter.com/VW4HDDoP2k— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Hayward was playing his first game with the Celtics after signing a four-year, $128 million max contract to join his former college coach Brad Stevens.After Hayward was carted off, the Celtics looked distraught as they huddled at the sidelines.Celtics gather after Gordon Hayward is carried off pic.twitter.com/A7UjjM03ob— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward breaking his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Boston forward Gordon Hawyard sustained a horrific injury on his left ankle only a few minutes into the Celtics’ NBA season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.Hayward landed awkwardly on his leg after trying to finish an alley-oop at the 6:54 mark of the first quarter. He dropped to the floor and writhed in pain with his left ankle bent in an unnatural position.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Anant Singh buys Mandela memorabilia

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgA signed photograph of Nelson Mandela and Muhammed Ali, sold as part of a lot of rare Mandela memorabilia at a recent auction. By Anne Taylor2 December 2013A set of 79 photographs, memorabilia and documents signed by Nelson Mandela was bought at a recent auction for R950 000 by Anant Singh, the producer of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.The assortment of 79 signed mementos at the rare auction dated from 1964 to 2010 and included the historic “I am prepared to die” speech Mandela delivered from the dock in 1964 during the Rivonia Trial that sent him to prison.My favourite of all the things in the lot is the signed photograph of Mandela with boxer Muhammad Ali – the expression on Mandela’s face says it all, I reckon. Mandela’s signature is said to be the most valuable of any living figure.“I think it’s a fair price. I think the seller got a good price, the buyer got a great price,” Alan Demby, president of auction house Stephan Welz & Co, is reported by AFP as saying. “It’s more about what [Mandela] represents than the actual items.”“It’s not rare, it’s almost priceless. And I think that’s what makes it such a fascinating collection.” – Alan Demby, president of Stephan Welz & CoThe collection included a first-day cover from 10 May 1994, Mandela’s first day in office,  and a R5 inauguration coin. Also in the lot was a photograph of Mandela and Winnie entering a packed stadium in Soweto to address supporters after his release from jail in 1990, a 1988 concert pass for Mandela’s 70th birthday tribute at London’s Wembley Stadium, and a bottle of wine.last_img read more

Trump Administration announces changes to address biofuel concerns

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio corn farmers welcomed news that President Trump is honoring his commitment to Ohio agriculture by reallocating the waived gallons and upholding the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).“Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association wants to thank the President for standing up for ethanol and the RFS,” said Jon Miller, president of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. “Corn farmers from Ohio and across the nation have been steadfast in our communications with the White House to retain the RFS and reduce the regulatory barriers for higher blends of ethanol. It’s been a tough year for Ohio farmers, and it is good to finally hear a bit of good news.”Under the Trump Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a number of waivers exempting refineries from the requirements of the RFS. After the EPA recently approved 31 additional RFS exemptions for oil companies, efforts from ethanol advocates intensified in reaching out to the Trump Administration. The Oct. 4 announcement that EPA will reopen the rulemaking for the 2020 RFS volumes and propose to account for waivers in the volume requirements allows EPA to follow the law and restore integrity to the RFS.“At a time when we are seeing ethanol production facilities idle, close, or reduce their production levels, this news is appreciated. We would also like to thank our Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association members who overwhelmingly responded and communicated with the President on this vital issue. Not only is this issue extremely important to Ohio corn farmers, it is very important to Ohio communities that rely on ethanol production for jobs,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association.Under this agreement, the following actions will be undertaken by EPA and USDA:In a forthcoming supplemental notice building off the recently proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021, EPA will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020.EPA will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. This will include accounting for relief expected to be provided for small refineries.EPA intends to take final action on this front later this year.In the most recent compliance year, EPA granted 31 small refinery exemptions.Building on the President’s earlier decision to allow year-round sales of E15, EPA will initiate a rulemaking process to streamline labeling and remove other barriers to the sale of E15.EPA will continue to evaluate options for RIN market transparency and reform.USDA will seek opportunities through the budget process to consider infrastructure projects to facilitate higher biofuel blends.The Administration will continue to work to address ethanol and biodiesel trade issues.“President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our Nation’s farmers and providing greater energy security,” said Andrew Wheeler, EPA Administrator. “Today’s agreement is the latest in a series of steps we have taken to expand domestic energy production and improve the RFS program that will result in sustained biofuel production to help American farmers.”last_img read more

16yearold Thunberg turns tables on Trump and changes Twitter bio

Posted On Oct 17 2019 by

first_imgThe Canadian Press Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg changed her Twitter bio Tuesday, embracing U-S President Donald Trump’s description of her.The American president seemed to mock the 16-year-old in a tweet following her fiery speech Monday at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations in New York, where she shamed leaders and said “How dare you?” for not doing enough to prevent a warming world.Trump, who had spent only a few minutes at the summit, tweeted late Monday: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”The following day, Thunberg seemed to turn the tables on him with her Twitter bio reading: “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”Her previous bio said: “16 year old climate activist with Asperger’s. Join the global climate strikes on Sept. 20-27th!” and included the hashtag, Fridays for Future. Thunberg is scheduled to participate in Friday’s climate march in Montreal where she will be given the key to the city.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2019.last_img read more


Posted On Oct 15 2019 by

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Meet Tabatha Visutskie, she is an actress, published writer, screenwriter and filmmaker.Her latest short film, 5 THE BEGINNING, has been screened at a few International film festivals around the world. The film is a semi-finalist and finalist. The film has also attracted a distribution company.The screenplay is based on Tabatha’s true story about being a twin, abuse, addiction,healing and having the gift of vision. It gives a glimpse into the world of being a twin; the telepathic language and physical sensations they feel between them. It was first produced as a short film, for proof of concept. Tabatha’s goal is to produce it as a feature, and is currently working with her editor on revisions. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement We had the chance to ask Tabatha some questions about her career.AS A CHILD, DID YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR, OR DID IT FALL INTO PLACE THROUGH OTHER ACTIVITIES?As a child as early as three years old, I loved to entertain with my dancing and singing especially when my father would play the fiddle. When I moved to another town; I was introduced in grade school to theatre, I fell in love. One day, I came across a calendar with a beautiful naked woman draped on a red, silk sheet. Her porcelain skin, red lips and those beautiful big eyes. I felt a sense of freedom and confidence that she expressed through her smile and I wanted that. I found out later that the lady on the calendar was Marilyn Monroe. My twin sister Robin and I would write plays and perform with our friends in them. We played the acts out in our backyard throughout the summer break. Neighbors would come and watch us and it soon became a popular event. I was also the director. We had a brilliant idea, “lets charge for our plays” and so we did. The audience grew bigger so did my passion for the arts.WHO INSPIRED YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM TO PURSUE ACTING? Who inspired me was seeing John Travolta and Olivia Newton John perform in the movie, Grease. I made a decision right there that I wanted to be an actor and told my twin. She responded, “Yeah, I know. You were meant to be an actor, you love it.” Robin has always been an inspiration in my acting, writing and filmmaking career.WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE?The challenges that I faced in the entertainment industry was keeping my days open for auditions and to hold a job at the same time. To pursue my acting career and to be employed was and can be very tricky.I won a scholarship to Van Mar Academy in LA. One day, while on route to class, I got into an accident. The incident forced me to leave LA for medical reasons, my heart was broken.The most rewarding experience is that I discovered that I loved writing and filmmaking. I wanted to express truth through story and film so I decided to tell my own journey. I produced under my production company, Twin Visutskie Films a short film, 5 the beginning.It has been accepted to numerous film festivals around the world being both a semi-finalist and finalist four times. It has also attracted distributors. The short film is adapted from my full length screenplay; it is a calling card for investors and a proof of concept.My goal is to produce it as a feature. Throughout it all I was asked to be an international film festival judge for, Stairway International Film Festival and Warsaw Independent Film Festival. That was a tremendous opportunity for me to grow as an actor, screenwriter and filmmaker to view other talent around the world who shared the same passion.The second rewarding experience came to me as an actor. After the LA accident it was a while before I got back into acting. I saw this casting call for actors so I thought, “Maybe it’s time.” My audition was for a small role in the film. As I was auditioning the director, writer, producers stopped me in mid-performance. They asked if I could do an improvisation of a new character they were creating. The film was already a heavy topic dealing with abuse and religion. The role was about a wife who battled her own demon, married to a man who abused children and murdered them. I booked the leading role on the spot in the movie, Forgive Me Father. The producers and director gave me the best actress award in the film. That inspired me to keep on, keep on.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CHARACTER TO PLAY?A role that is challenging that provokes tragedy and a possible solution and stands up for a just cause. To play a historical character, for example the movie, Passion of the Christ. The characters have depth, heart wrenching story and huge obstacles and choices to decide.Comedy roles are exciting and one needs a quick response with perfect timing to achieving the ultimate goal, laughter. I accept both with open arms.WHAT MARKET DO YOU CURRENTLY WORK IN? ARE THERE OTHER AREAS YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK?I currently work as an actor, screenwriter and an aspiring filmmaker. As a filmmaker, I have produced five short films, five short plays. As a screenwriter, a few scripts and I am a published writer.My creative writing partner and I are marketing our full length comedy script, Threes’ A Crowd.We are currently looking for an agent.  I work with a recording artist as a co-songwriter. The artist proposed an opportunity for me to direct his music video. It was an amazing adventure and I welcome the prospect of directing other film projects.WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE NEW TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE ACTING INDUSTRY?1. Stay focus2. Know your vision3. Have faith in yourself4. Surround yourself with uplifting people5. Think of your present success, not what you don’t have6. Gratitude7. School/training8. Researching/read9. Observe people, situations, place, time, climate, listening10. Be a student every day in life, be open to learning11. Exercise12. Pray/meditateWHAT FUELS YOUR PASSION?Life fuels my passion when sometimes I find it hard to find the passion in me. Observation, listening are successful methods of building my humanness and humility to understand others as well as myself. These techniques help me as :As an actor, I observe others and truly listen, to experience my surroundings, smells, tastes, to read between the lines of the script, that’s where the magic is, the story begins.As a writer, I have inspirational pictures, letters, posters, vision board, many things that inspire me all over my house to help me create scripts, plays, writing.As a filmmaker, I get involved creating with other filmmakers being a director, assistant director, casting director, whatever is needed to produce a film or stage plays. I accept work that would enhance my education, experience behind the lens and engage in artistic collaboration. Sometimes I play one of the characters in their films. A movie poster for a feature film that I plan to produce is on my cell phone and that keeps my vision alive.WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS?That I am identical twin.In high school and into my twenties, I was a lead singer in a rock band with Robin. My love for singing has called me back; I compose, write songs and in the near future will record them. It is also my intention to use my music in my films.IF YOU WERE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, WOULD YOU DO THINGS EXACTLY THE SAME? DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? SUCCESSES THAT MAKE YOU PROUD?I would have continued my studies to get a degree in criminology to have back up in regards to making money. However, I also knew the risks of being in the entertainment industry and not pursuing my dream was not an option. My love for acting outweighed the conventional means of realistic goals when in reality there was no guarantee with any career choice one makes. I incorporate everything that I have studied combined with life experience into my roles, writing and filmmaking.The greatest successes that makes me proud is that I am acting, I am writing, I am producing both films and plays. Recently someone told me that I am one of the lucky ones that no matter how big the obstacles I continue to pursue my artistic endeavors. They wish that they could have followed their dreams however due to obligations and fear of losing their security stops them from pursuing it.I am very blessed and so grateful that I have the opportunity to live my dream.Tabatha is currently seeking an agent to represent her for screenwriting and filmmaking!FOLLOW TABATHA ON SOCIAL MEDIA:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/tabatha.visutskieIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5848762/TEASER: https://vimeo.com/150192710CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL INTERVIEWS IN OUR ASPIRING TALENT SERIESIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at [email protected] to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) Facebooklast_img read more

Human remains found near small coastal community in Labrador RCMP

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgThe Canadian PressPolice in Labrador are investigating the discovery of human remains near a coastal community.The RCMP say the remains were found Saturday near Makkovik.The Mounties say the remains have been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy and identification.Makkovik is a mainly Inuit community about 200 kilometres northeast of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.About 360 people live in the community.aptnnews.calast_img