Online School Garden Workshop

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension will be offering a free, online school garden symposium for educators starting at 10 a.m. June 16.Four one-hour presentations will be presented on the following topics:Fruit in the school garden — Ashley Hoppers, Gilmer and Fannin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agentSeed saving — Rosann Kent, lecturer, Department of Education, University of North GeorgiaVermiculture — Josh Fuder, Cherokee County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agentUsing the Great Georgia Pollinator Census with school gardens — Becky Griffin, Extension school and community garden coordinatorParticipating teachers will learn four presentation-related activities that they can take back to the classroom with them, according to Griffin, who is organizing the workshop. There will be time during the webinar for questions and networking.“They’ll be activities that teachers can use during the first couple of weeks of school,” she said.Educators who attend all of the presentations and complete the activities are eligible for a certificate of completion for continuing education credit. The topics covered were requested through teacher surveys and to address previous problems that some school garden coordinators have reported.  “We are also aware of what school gardeners could face going into the school year, so we’ll be ready for those things. I’ve had some teachers contact me and ask how they can participate in the pollinator census even if they’re not back in school, so we’re going to address that,” said Griffin.To register for the event, visit To learn more about school garden resources from UGA Extension, visit or call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

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Holbrook Hit-and-run Suspect Nabbed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run commercial truck driver wanted for critically wounding a 43-year-old man bicyclist in Holbrook two weeks ago has been apprehended, Suffolk County police said.John Farina, 50, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested and charged Friday with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting involving serious physical injury.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives alleged the suspect was driving a Hino box truck on Veterans Memorial Highway when he struck Bradley J. Samuel shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.Police had found part of a side view mirror at the scene. They used that evidenve and surveillance camera footage to identify the make and model of the vehicle, which they released to the public.Samuel was treated at Stony Brook University Hospital.Farina will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

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Hensarling joins NAFCU Congressional Caucus slate

first_imgHouse Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, has joined the growing list of speakers for NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus, which takes place Sept. 14-17 in Washington.Hensarling has been leading House efforts to roll back the Dodd-Frank Act – including NAFCU-backed measures to create a five-person commission to lead CFPB – with emphasis on the need for regulatory relief for community-based financial institutions. He is scheduled to speak to Caucus participants the morning of Sept. 17.Also joining the Sept. 17 speaker slate are Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., a member of House Financial  Services and the lead Democrat on H.R. 989, the “Capital Access for Small Businesses and Jobs Act.” This NAFCU-backed measure would authorize NCUA to allow credit unions more access to supplemental capital.Jennifer Shasky-Calvery, director of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, is slated to speak to Caucus attendees Sept. 15. Shasky-Calvery leads the federal government’s enforcement of Bank Secrecy Act anti-money laundering rules, including requirements on currency transaction and suspicious activity reporting. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Professional networking in this increasingly digital age

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: Details During the African American Credit Union Coalition’s recent virtual event, a panelist in the session, “Leadership in Times of Crisis,” aptly said: “If I didn’t understand the power of a network before this crisis, I understand it now.”That panelist is a CUES member who became a brand-new CEO at the time of the pandemic closures. In the session, she described how picking up the phone to talk with trusted peers was “essential backup” during the early part of this crisis and great support for her in her new leadership role.I think many of us can relate to the idea that having a network to call on during times of ordinary operations is an outstanding resource—and that having a network to call on during times of crisis can be even more important.Many times, credit union leaders initially form and later add to their networks at in-person industry events. Some of the deepest relationships I’ve heard about come about when executives attend weeklong leadership development programs together. Of course these days, in-person training isn’t feasible. Fortunately, many online learning events include structured opportunities to interact with your colleagues.Here are some additional ideas for successful digital networking during online events:Start with an open mind. Digital networking is certainly different. Look for the good. Look for what the new format offers that you don’t at first expect.Clarify your goal for your networking. Is there a special task or effort you’d like to get perspective on?Before the event starts, create a preliminary plan for how you’ll network. Will you participate in the chats alongside the screen delivering what the speaker is saying? Can you get a list of participants with their contact information before the event starts? Is there someone in your existing network with whom you could call afterwards to talk over and reinforce your learning?Be flexible. As the digital learning event progresses, what additional opportunities do you see to learn from attendees as well as speakers?  Of course, a formal digital learning event isn’t the only “place” you can network these days. You can also connect with your peers by participating in the dialog in an online community. I know it may seem old-fashioned, but you can also—like the panelist in the introduction—pick up the phone. It’s important to reach out not only when you have a question, but also periodically to see if you can be of assistance to another leader. If you want to do this 2020 style, set a time to Zoom with them. (Here are tips on how to set up your camera well for that.)Right now, credit union executives must lead through a triple crisis: a pandemic, an economic downturn related to COVID-19 and social unrest in response to long unaddressed racial injustice. It’s certainly no time to go it alone. You need new ideas and trusted advice more than ever.You can get all this by attending our virtual event, Knowledge and Networking November. Over the course of three afternoons during the month, we’ll bring you three highly rated speakers, including CUES’ highest-ever rated speaker, Harry Kraemer of Northwestern University and former chairman and CEO of Baxter International. They’ll present on such timely topics as leading during a crisis, strategic agility and the role of organizational values in setting direction during times of uncertainty. In addition to participating in the networking sessions that are part of the formal agenda, you can also use the tips above to customize your digital networking. Importantly, you can also boost your overall organizational knowledge and build your team by having a group of people from your credit union attend this event—all for one low price. During the event, I’d like to hear about your best tips for networking in this digital era. See you there.last_img read more

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For under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley

first_imgIt’s not everyday you come across a home in Brisbane for sale with a two-lane bowling alley.But sprawled across a 1382sq m block of land at Hamilton, this eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom home has just that, and it’s every child’s dream.Frank and Lynne Mallan in the bowling alley of their home in Hamilton.Developer and owner Frank Mallan and his wife Lynne have lived at 2 Castleton St since 2010 and are keen to downsize to a smaller home.“It was our dream home while we had a family growing up here, but now it’s just too big,” Mrs Mallan said.They are selling the home, which they bought at auction, with a price guide between $9,300,000 — $9,700,000.The bowling alley in the Hamilton home.The two-lane bowling alley was a ‘grand idea’ by designer and architect Greg Harris, which the Mallans loved.“We had this basement and we thought ‘what will we do with it’, and Greg suggested the bowling alley,” Mrs Mallan said.“We bought the bowling alley from Europe and had it shipped here. It came in boxes.“We all love it and still do.”FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. The stunning home at 2 Castleton Street, Hamilton.Mrs Mallan said her husband had his eye on the property for “many many years”.“It was a pre-war home originally,” she said.“He used to tell me that it was a top block of land and that it had great bones.“He admired the old house on the block as he lived nearby.”2 Castleton Street, Hamilton.The two-year project involved lifting the home and rotating it 180 degrees.“It’s very classic inside,” Mrs Mallan said.“We had the outside shell but inside we’ve made it ours, it wasn’t a renovation it was a rebuild.”The home also features:Antique Argentinian doorsMore from newsMilitary and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The treehouse that’s good for mind, body and soul29 Mar 2019Tennis courtInternal elevator25m lap poolGymBowling alley which can double as an art galleryWine cellar with tasting areaThe 25m lap pool at 2 Castleton Street, Hamilton.The owners have been trying to sell the home for about a year. Ray White New Farm selling agent Matt Lancashire has taken over the listing, previously held by Julie Vines of Sotheby’s Inter­national Realty Queensland.Mr Lancashire said the house was like few that he had seen before.“The sheer scale of the property along with its oversized features, gives the house a lavish but homely feel that is so functional for the modern family,” Mr Lancashire said.“The quality of the finishes and the precision in the design has created the perfect family entertainer.“The home is well equipped for couples that have a large emphasis of living an active lifestyle.”Mr Lancashire said the Hamilton market had, like a lot of the premium housing markets, seen a continued level of growth over the past 18 months.BASEMENT TO BOWLING ALLEY: See More converted homesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:33Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe Converted: Chicory Kiln02:33 Related videos 02:33The Converted: Chicory Kiln02:45The Converted: Church02:57The Converted: The Stables03:05The Converted: Boot Factory02:35The Converted: Blacksmith03:18The Converted: Bedford Truckslast_img read more

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Doctor unhappy with abortion stance

first_imgSouthland Times 4 August 2012A senior paediatrician who put in his letter of resignation in response to abortion services being offered at Southland Hospital  has retracted the letter on the promise that negotiations to reduce abortions will continue. Dr Vili Sotutu, who has been employed with the Southern District Health Board for four years, declined to speak with The Southland Times yesterday. However his wife, Ray Sotutu, confirmed Dr Sotutu put in his resignation last Thursday, but said his resignation had not been accepted. Last night, Mrs Sotutu said that after a 5pm meeting with management, her husband had retracted his resignation on the basis that the hospital work to help reduce the number of abortions performed. Mrs Sotutu, who is the rugby administrator at James Hargest College, said that she “absolutely” supported her husband’s decision, even if it had meant leaving Invercargill. She understood other doctors at Southland Hospital did not want to perform abortions, but none had put in a letter of resignation, she said. The couple were “very much” pro-life and she said the health board’s lack of consultation with the community over abortion services since it applied for a licence to perform abortions was disturbing. read more

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Court convicts recruiters of Mary Jane Veloso

first_imgIn Malaysia, however, Veloso said wastold the job was no longer available and was sent to Indonesia instead, whereshe was arrested at Yogyakarta airport for allegedly carrying 2.5 kilograms ofheroin inside her luggage provided by Sergio. Veloso is not a complainant in the case.However, Manila raised the charges against Sergio and Lacanilao when it askedJakarta to stay her execution in 2015. The prosecution “sufficientlyestablished the guilt of both accused…beyond reasonable doubt,” thecourt decision read. MANILA – Two people who booked Mary JaneVeloso a job in Indonesia, where she is on death row on drug charges, werefound guilty of large-scale illegal recruitment involving three other Filipinavictims on Thursday. Mary Jane Veloso. ABS-CBN News A court in Nueva Ecija sentencedVeloso’s neighbors, Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao, to life imprisonmentand a fine of P2 million in the case filed by Lorna Valino, Ana Marie Gonzalesand Jenalyn Paraiso.center_img Securing a human trafficking convictionin a Philippine court could help Veloso escape death row, lawyer Edre Olalia,president of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, earlier said. (ABS-CBN News) Indonesia sentenced Veloso to death inOct. 2010 over drug trafficking charges. She was scheduled to be executed in2015 but was spared from capital punishment after the Philippine governmentsaid her testimony would be vital in human trafficking charges against herrecruiters. Veloso earlier claimed the two offeredher a job as a domestic helper in Malaysia. Aside from illegal recruitment and humantrafficking complaints, Sergio and Lacanilao also face charges for estafa.last_img read more

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Estafa suspect jailed

first_imgHer apprehension on Feb. 14 was stagedon the strength of an arrest warrant, a police report showed. ILOILO City – A 46-year-old woman chargedwith estafa was arrested in Barangay Botong, Oton, Iloilo. Anna Pedrajas of Barangay Tastasan,Buenavista, Guimaras was brought to the Oton municipal police station.  center_img The court recommended an P18,000 bail bondher Pedrajas’ temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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Barotac Viejo suspends LSI return; quarantine center hits full capacity

first_imgApart from its quarantine facility reaching full capacity, the municipality, according to Tupas, also faces shortage of healthcare workers. Serving as the town’s isolation center is the 83-unit mass housing project of the National Housing Authority (NHA) in Barangay Vista Alegre. It currently houses 79 locally stranded individuals from Metro Manila and four overseas Filipino workers. The indefinite suspension beginning July 30, Tupas said, will allow returnees currently in its quarantine center to complete their 14-day isolation and vacate these areas for the incoming returning residents. Tupas disclosed that six Rural Health Unit personnel were quarantined after being exposed to Patient No. 1129. They were the following: * 38-year-old male or Patient No. 809 (LSI) “For the meantime, indi kita magbaton kay puno na ang amon quarantine facility,” says Mayor Nielo Tupas of Barotac Viejo, lloilo. * 48-year-old-female or Patient No. 1129 (health care worker)center_img “For the meantime, indi kita magbaton kay puno na ang amon quarantine facility,” Tupas told Panay News. To date, Barotac Viejo recorded two confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, based on the monitoring of the Department of Health (DOH). These patients were in isolation in a separate quarantine facility. This move was agreed by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and the Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19, Tupas added./PN Should there be more incoming LSIs, Tupas said they would be brought to a hotel that the provincial government converted into a half-way quarantine facility. “Short kami sa personnel kay [gin-quarantine kag] nagpa-swab ang anum. Kung sige kami baton tapos indi ma-arapalan, mabudlayan kami,” Tupas said. ILOILO – The local government unit of Barotac Viejo has stopped accepting locally stranded individuals (LSI) from other provinces and cities. The town’s designated quarantine facility has reached full capacity, according to Mayor Nielo Tupas.last_img read more

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April 14, 2018 Police Blotter

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