Pruning tips

first_imgLearn to prune ornamentals and fruit trees through an upcoming course offered on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. The one-day course will be offered Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Research and Education Garden on Ellis Road.In addition to proper pruning techniques, participants will learn what equipment to use, when, where and how to prune certain plants and techniques for creating a professional looking landscape. Participants will also learn pest prevention through pruning.Taught by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences horticulturists Bodie Pennisi and Bob Westerfield, the class will consist of both indoor lectures and outside, hands-on demonstrations.The cost of the course is $49, which includes lunch and break refreshments. Pre-registration is required by calling (770) 229-3458.last_img read more

CU-supported candidates win Tuesday across six states

first_img continue reading » More than 25 credit union-supported candidates in six states won their primary elections Tuesday. Primaries were held in Georgia, Maine, North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina and West Virginia.Candidates were supported by the state League and the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), CUNA’s federal political action committee.As of June 10, credit union supported candidates across the country have been successful in 199 races. CUNA’s elections page is updated after each primary and contains a complete list of CULAC-supported candidates and results. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Credit union trade groups endorse CFPB advisory opinion plan; consumer groups oppose it

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal to allow financial services providers and trade groups to apply for advisory opinions would help bring more certainty to the regulatory process, credit union trade groups said last week.A coalition of consumer groups warned that the proposal would circumvent the regulatory process that is designed to protect consumers.In announcing the proposal in June, the CFPB said that the proposal, if adopted, would focus primarily on clarifying agency rules. “Under the program, parties will be able to request interpretive guidance, in the form of an [advisory opinion] to resolve such regulatory uncertainty,” the agency said.The proposal also would allow trade groups or outside counsel to submit a request on behalf of a group of clients or members without those entities being named.last_img read more

Vestal woman dead after being struck by a vehicle

first_imgAfter an investigation, authorities say Nellie L. Smith of Vestal, 87, was attempting to cross the Union Center Highway when she was struck by a vehicle. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the incident happened around noon on Saturday. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. The investigation is still ongoing. An official press release added the driver of that vehicle was a 74-year-old woman from Endicott. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — New York State Police say a woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the town of Union.last_img

Papuk Nature Park was visited by more than 10.000 visitors this year

first_imgJudging by the number of visitors who decided to visit the Papuk Nature Park this year, then we can say that Papuk has become perhaps the most desirable continental destination. Thus, 2017 with a little more than 7 visitors was the most visited so far, but 000 will surely set a new record because so far Papuk and Jankovac Forest Park have been visited by more than 2018 visitors.This week, Sara Horak from Daruvar also visited the Jankovac Park Forest, thus becoming the ten thousandth visitor to the pearls of Slavonia – Jankovac. “Following the activities of the Park on social networks, I decided to visit Jankovac for the first time, whose beauty really intrigued me. I am pleasantly surprised by the welcome and in the end I can only say that I will recommend Papuk to anyone who wants to spend their vacation in untouched nature.Said Sara Horak.The director of Papuk Nature Park, Alen Jurenac, presented a gift to the ten thousandth visitor, emphasizing that it is obvious that Papuk is becoming an increasingly important destination for many tourists who discover its beauties. “The ten thousandth visitor who was welcomed in the Jankovac Forest Park is an indicator of how protected areas can significantly contribute to tourism and the development of the local areas in which they are located. The park has places for everyone who wants to come and enjoy nature, and it is up to the Park administration to provide the infrastructure and offer that will balance the interest of visitors and the protection of nature. That is why investments in visitor infrastructure and expansion of content and offer are important. ”said Alen Jurenac, director of the Park.The strongest tourist asset of the park, Jankovac Forest Park, this year again attracts the largest number of visitors, of which the largest share is domestic guests, and most of them are school excursions. In order to standardize the status of visitors, the payment of individual tickets has been introduced since the beginning of this year, and only for the area of ​​the Jankovac Forest Park, and the ticket price is a symbolic 10,00 kuna.Related news:PAPUK RECEIVES FIRST ACCOMMODATION CAPACITIES, DUBOKA CAMP-REST OPENEDPAPUK NATURE PARK THE FIRST CROATIAN GEOPARK UNDER UNESCO PROTECTIONlast_img read more

Why real estate often resists economic downturns

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51WHILE some pundits are predicting a recession by Christmas, a new report says that a downturn is not always doom and gloom.At least for some of those in the property market.Simon Pressley from Propertyology says “Australian real estate is safe as houses”, and that even during significant economic shocks it has proven to be resilient, with some markets even experiencing an upswing in house values.“The research confirmed that the property markets of various locations in Australia produced growth as high as 20 per cent during our last national recession (1990-91) and during the Global Financial Crisis as well (2008-09),” Mr Pressley said.“For as far back as property data takes us, there’s never been a single year when property markets didn’t do well in many locations — never.”Propertyology managing director Simon PressleyAustralia is staring down the barrel of what is called a “technical recession” or a per-capita recession, where the rate of economic growth fails to keep up with population growth.In other words, a recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth in GDP.While that sounds dire, Mr Pressley said that since 1985 every individual state and territory had been through a technical recession at least three times, however, property prices did not stagnate.He pointed to New South Wales which has experienced a recession four times in the past three decades, according to the research.PROPERTYOLOGY Why Australian real estate prices still rise during recessions“While we all remember Sydney’s 2013-2017 property boom where property prices increased by 70 per cent, most have forgotten that New South Wales’ economy produced three out of four quarters of declining GDP in 2012-13,” Mr Pressley said.Mr Pressley said Australia’s last recession started in the fourth quarter of 1990 and continued for 12 months.Despite this, property prices strengthened in both capital city and regional locations at the same time, he said.PROPERTYOLOGY Why Australian real estate prices still rise during recessionsIn the 1991 national recession year, there were mild real estate price declines in Sydney (0.7 per cent), Melbourne (2.3 per cent) and Perth (one per cent), the research found.On the other hand, other capital cities such as Brisbane (6.8 per cent) and Hobart (4.3 per cent) produced quite solid growth in their median house prices.“There is much, much more to Australian real estate than eight capital cities, because the research showed that spectacular growth in 1991 median house prices occurred in Rockhampton and Shoalhaven (both 20 per cent), Goondiwindi (19 per cent), Kempsey (18 per cent), and Newcastle (17 per cent),” Mr Pressley said.“Meanwhile, Mackay (17 per cent) and Tamworth (15 per cent) were also outstanding and Toowoomba, Margaret River, Wagga Wagga and Hervey Bay each had 13 per cent growth in 1991.”Mr Pressley said that while a technical recession within the next twelve months was looking more likely, that didn’t mean that the nation’s overall economy or its property markets were on the nose generally.But what about the southeast, and Queensland overall?More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoRay White New Farm Matt Lancashire remembers the last big downturn — the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 — well.Matt Lancashire Pic Annette Dew“I started in 2006 and sold a house in New Farm under the hammer for $670,000 … the following year, in October, I sold an identical one across the road for $1.8 million,” he said.“On March 8, 2008, I sold a property for $2.4 million at auction and then by October 2008, an identical house next door went for $1.87 million.“The credit crunch hit and there were a few fire sales … but the good thing about inner Brisbane is that most people just cut back on their luxuries and held on to property and about 18 months later we were seeing good prices being achieved again.”Mr Lancashire said the boost to the First Home Buyers Grant, which was also extended to established properties at the time, probably saved the local market.“Suddenly I went from selling $2 million properties to entry-level houses,” he said.Looking ahead, Mr Lancashire said there was little doubt house prices nationally were seeing a “price correction”, but there were still plenty of willing buyers and sellers in Brisbane.He also said the length of time owners tended to hold on to properties in Brisbane meant most were able to weather any downturn.“We did $40.5 million in sales over 30 transactions last month, and have already had $20 million this month which is awesome,” he said. “We are also seeing a lot of interstate and overseas migration … I alone sold to eight interstate or overseas buyers last quarter and I have a team of 34.”The suburbs of Paddington and Petrie Terrace are seen with the Brisbane CBD skyline in Brisbane, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (AAP Image/Darren England) NO ARCHIVINGMr Pressley said the resources sector in Queensland was also showing signs of recovery and there had been a number of projects announced by the government and private enterprise.“If we end up in a recession it will be 100 per cent self-inflicted stupidity,” he said. “If the credit supply improves to what it was two years ago, and we have seen some loosening up already, then Brisbane could, in all reality, be heading towards double digit price growth within a few years … many of the underlying fundamentals (for growth) remain.”last_img read more

Marvin Leon Phelps

first_imgMarvin Leon Phelps, 70, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 11:53 PM, Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL. Marvin was born in Shopville, KY on March 17, 1946, a son of Helen (Bales) Phelps, of Rising Sun, IN and the late Orville Lee Phelps. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 and Legion Rider. Marvin was also a faithful member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church.  He worked as a truck driver for several years and retired from Crum Trucking in Batesville, IN. He was the husband of Saundra  (Runyan) Phelps. Marvin and Sandy were married in Newport, KY on July 13, 1974. They were married nearly 42 years. Riding his motorcycle was Marvin’s passion and he also enjoyed hunting deer and turkey. He made friends wherever he went.  Marvin was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.Marvin is  survived by his wife, Saundra Phelps of Rising Sun, IN; by his mother, Helen Phelps of Rising Sun, IN; by a daughter, Rochella G. Phelps, of Butler, KY; by three sons, Marvin Leon Phelps, Jr. (Annette), of Harrison, OH; Richard Lee Phelps (Sarah), of Issaquah, WA; Robert C. Zehner (Melissa), of Bakersfield, CA; by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; by four sisters, Diane Salyers, of Rising Sun, IN; Vickie Shelton, of Cincinnati, OH; Nina Dickerson, of Cincinnati, OH; Julie Courter (Donnie), of Rising Sun, IN. Marvin was preceded in death by his father Orville Lee Phelps and by a daughter Kimberly Phelps.A celebration of life service will be held at 7 PM, Wednesday, June 29 at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Jim Jenkins officiating. Military services by the Rising Sun American Legion Color Guard will be held immediately following. Visitation will be Wednesday 3-7 PM  at Markland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

70+ entries for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Nationals

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – More than 70 drivers from 11 states and Canada have now pre-registered for the Sept. 3-6 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Nationals at Eagle Raceway.Features on Friday and Saturday, Sep. 4 and 5 both pay $700 to win and a minimum of $250 to start. The Sunday, Sept. 6 main event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $1,000 to start. Saturday’s race of champions pays $1,000 to win and $100 to start.There is no charge for pre-entries made before Sept. 1; Sprint Car drivers receive a free reserved pit stall along with timely early entries. An entry fee of $25 per day applies after Aug. 31.Drivers can pre-register by calling 402 238-2595. The third annual Nationals is expected to field 100-plus entries.By state, drivers competing at the Sprint Car Nationals now include:California – Blake Robertson.Indiana – Ethan Fleetwood.Iowa – Joe Miller, Blain Petersen and Tyler Thompson.Kansas – Jeff Radcliffe.Minnesota – Brandon Allen, Bruce Allen, Dalyn Cody, Ron Guentzel, Dustin Sargent, Kyle Sargent, Jeremy Schultz and *Michael Stien.Nebraska – Gene Ackland, T.J. Artz, Shayle Bade, Jason Becker, Tom Belsky, *Clint Benson, Lee Bowes, Dwight Carter, Toby Chapman, Jason Danley, Joey Danley, Keith Dragoo, Tyler Druek, Tim Fricke, Bill Garrow, Trevor Grossenbacher, Adam Gullion, Brandon Horton, Ryan King, Ron Love, Doug Lovegrove, Jason Martin, Mark Pace, Shon Pointer,  Jason Rakes, Eric Reichwaldt, Matt Richards, Terry Richards, Dan Satriano, Chase Weiler and Nate Weiler.North Carolina – *Daren Bolac.Oklahoma – Gary Kelley.Pennsylvania – Rod Ort.Tennessee – *Sean Hosey.Texas – *Chase Brewer, Kenny Elwood, *Claud Estes, Colby Estes, D.J. Estes, Matt Etzelmiller, Ryan Hall, Jerry Hammock, Regan Hawkins, Josh Hawkins, *Jason Howell, Mark Klis, Charlie McDonald, Justin Melton, Michelle Melton, *John Ricketts, *Chad Wilson, Chipper Wood and *Dustin Woods.Virginia – *Jerald Harris, *Tom Humphries, Brian Lawson, Troy Severin, *Charlie Ware and Glenn Worrell.The Canadian entry is Saskatchewan’s Bart Kendel.Drivers with an asterisk (*) are currently Race of Champions eligible.last_img read more

Israel Adesanya wins UFC middleweight title

first_imgRelatedPosts Israel Adesanya retains UFC title Israel Adesanya in tears on UFC debut UFC: Israel Adesanya plans 42-year-old man fight Interim champion Israel Adesanya has dethroned UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker with a stunning knockout in the second round of their highly anticipated 185-pound unification bout, which headlined UFC 243 in Melbourne. New Zealand-based Nigerian-born Adesanya landed a right hook which floored Whittaker in the final seconds of the first round and ended the fight in the second of the five-round contest with a left hook. In all, it took Adesanya 3 minutes 35 seconds. It was New Zealand-born Australian Whittaker’s first fight since June 2018 in Chicago. The 28-year-old Whittaker was scheduled to fight in February but withdrew due to emergency bowel surgery. In the build-up to the main fight two of Adesanya’s City Kickboxing team-mates had wins. New Zealand fighter Brad Riddell kicked off his UFC career in thrilling fashion with a unanimous decision victory over Australian Jamie Mullarkey, while Dan Hooker dominated his opponent Al Iaquinta to win in three rounds. Hamilton’s Luke Jumeau suffered a split decision defeat to Brazilian Dhiego Lima on the main card.Tags: Israel AdesanyaRobert Whitakerlast_img read more

Wenger pleased with Monreal debut

first_img The 26-year-old arrived from Malaga on transfer deadline day and made his Gunners debut less than 48 hours later. Monreal replaced the injured Kieran Gibbs at left-back and helped his new team-mates to a hard-fought 1-0 victory. “The satisfaction is that Nacho Monreal had a good start for a player who just arrived yesterday and is in the team,” said Wenger. “He did not have time to think about it, but he got stronger and stronger during the game. There is no better culture shock than Stoke when you come from Spain! They had a very physical game and I think he dealt well with it.” Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was impressed by Nacho Monreal’s performance on what was a baptism of fire against Stoke on Sunday.center_img Wenger was also pleased by the way Theo Walcott dealt with the attention he received on Saturday. “There were some heated moments,” Wenger added. “I don’t think there was anything exceptional in the tackles. “Theo Walcott got good treatment today, but I am very happy because the way he responded to it was with full commitment and desire to impose himself. “That is where you see that Walcott has become a different player recently. “They know that we try to play a game based on movement and technique and they oppose us with a very strong defence. “You have to give them credit for the way they defended today, but overall I don’t think too much happened. Apart from Theo Walcott, he got a few bad tackles that maybe deserved a yellow. “Overall it was a physical game with a team who tries to get some points and we expected that. We prepared mentally for that.” last_img read more