Farm Workshops.

first_imgOne-day Workshops Both workshops will have sessions on growing and selling forest products, fruit and vegetable production, growing and selling organic products, marketing through cooperatives, building and managing ponds and managing finances for any small farm. The Tifton program will also have classes on irrigation, fish farming, soil quality, livestock and turf grasses. At Gainesville, the topics will include roadside markets, poultry farming, greenhouses, composting, and raising goats and other small livestock. When many people picture farming, they see big tractors lumbering over vast fields ofcrops. But agriculture on a far smaller scale can still be profitable and rewarding.That’s the message Team Ag Georgia is trying to drive home in the TAG Workshops forSmall and Beginning Farmers this summer.The first workshop is set for July 27 in Tifton, Ga. Another is planned forGainesville, Ga., Aug. 19. Each figures to provide a wealth of information on small-scalefarming.The programs are geared for farmers with limited resources, others who find running asmall farm business appealing and community leaders interested in rural development.Promising Prospectscenter_img Both workshops begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Both are free and include lunch and refreshment breaks. Farm-related groups and agencies will display exhibits at both sites. To sign up for either workshop, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 1-800-282-5852. For questions about exhibiting at the workshop, call Lynda Johnson at (770) 536-0541. To learn more about TAG, call Levi Glover at (912) 825-6806.last_img read more

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Trail Mix – February 2019

first_img Giving it All Away Seth Walker I Don’t Need No Baby Charlie Faye & The Fayettes 3:03 God Bless The Ramones Jason Ringenberg Blood of the Lamb Liz Brasher 3:46 3:23 4:02 Audio PlayerRyan BinghamWolvesUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 4:32 I’ll never forget when I was first introduced to Ryan Bingham.A good friend sent me a mix of Americana artists some ten years ago. On the playlist was Bingham, and “Dylan’s Hard Rain,” from his Roadhouse Sun release, swiftly reeled me in. After that, I was down the rabbit hole, digging deeper into the catalog, staying tuned to subsequent releases, regularly marveling at Bingham’s gravel throated poetry.Imagine my elation when Trail Mix was able to pick up a track from Bingham’s new record, American Love Song, which drops later this month. It’s not often that the mix gets to feature an Oscar and Grammy winner who happens to be one of my own favorite artists. To say that I am stoked is an understatement. Please jump right in and enjoy “Wolves,” from the aforementioned American Love Song, which hits the streets on February 15th.February also features the return of many long time Trail Mix friends. Check out new tunes from Dale Watson, Darlingside, The Vandoliers, Robert Ellis, Galactic, Seth Walker, Charlie Faye & The Fayettes, Marley’s Ghost, The Way Down Wanderers, and Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, & Thomas Jutz.Included with these old friends are songs from Trail Mix newcomers, like long time Scorchers front man Jason Ringenberg, Reed Foehl, whose latest record features Band of Heathens, Liz Brasher, China, Brookhaven & Scatter Swept, Daniel Miller, and Abigail Lapell.Lots of good stuff coming to the Trail Mix blog this month, too. Stay tuned for chats with Amy McCarley and Huib Schippers, of Smithsonian Folkways, along with show previews – and ticket giveaways!!! – for Mispo in Charlottesville and The Steel Woods in Johnson City, Tennessee.That’s a lot to take in. I suggest digging in right now. Curl up with a mug of tea, or maybe a good bourbon, and keep the polar vortex at bay with some great tunes. Once the weather breaks, get out and grab a record or two from these artists, spread the word, or catch them live. Trail Mix exists each and every month because these incredible musicians allow us to share their music. Give back. They appreciate it. Wolves Ryan Bingham 3:52 3:27 4:29 Clap Your Hands Galactic 3:41 Ain’t Life Funny Amy McCarley 3:25 Sawtell Brookhaven & Scatter Swept He’s On An Island Reed Foehl 4:32 4:07 3:05 3:43 Dusk Daniel Miller 3:05 Crooked Pines The Way Down Wanderers Bright As The Day Darlingside Halfway To Mexico Abigail Lapell 2:59 I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Country Joe McDonald David Buxkemper Dale Watson Cigarettes In The Rain Vandoliers Travelin’ Shoes Marley’s Ghost King of the Keelboat Men Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz 3:06 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Marnie China 3:04 Nobody Smokes Anymore Robert Ellis 3:02 Embed 2:54 3:29last_img read more

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Baby Crocodiles Seized from “Lacoste”

first_imgBy Dialogo August 16, 2012 An operation against a drug trafficking group known as “Lacoste” in Río de Janeiro resulted in the death of five people, and the seizure of two baby crocodiles, drugs and various weapons, said the Brazilian Military Police (PM) on August 14. Reinforced by armored vehicles and two aircraft, elite Military Police raided one of Río’s slums in an effort to combat drug trafficking and improve the safety of the city prior to the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics in 2016. The soldiers were occupying a home that belongs to “Lacoste” members, known to traffic drugs in the area, when they found the baby crocodiles, along with clothing and accessories with French designer Lacoste’s logo, described the official statement. During the operation, confrontations arose, resulting in five dead and five arrested suspects. The PM did not provide an immediate answer regarding the fate of any “Lacoste” members. In addition to the animals, authorities seized 11 firearms of different calibers, drugs, ammunition, a car and three motorcycles. Since 2008, Río’s Armed Forces have developed a strategy to remove the drug traffickers out of the slums to ensure security at the world’s largest sporting events.last_img read more

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Three skills you need to master now

first_img continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The amount of information we currently get in one day is more than we have received in the last one hundred years.With this speed of change, products are getting obsolete the day they get launched and knowledge is obsolete within two to three years.The phrase “the only constant is change” has become cliché. Going into the future, I strongly feel that the only people who will succeed in life are the ones who master three skills that have and shall always remain constant:last_img

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Thinking beyond financial literacy

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall is a consultant in the credit union industry, and can be reached for partnership and speaking opportunities through Your Credit Union Partner. Her background in community development includes … Web: https://yourcupartner.org Details Financial education is one of our basic industry principles. At the core of who we are as an industry, we care about providing quality education and training. Nationally, a belief in the power of education is also fundamental to how many people operate. We debate about the cost of college tuition and the best ways to make education more accessible. We tell younger people phrases like: “stay in school” or “make sure you get a good education so you can get ahead.”  This is good advice, but fails to address the reality that education falls short when many Americans struggle from paycheck to paycheck. A recent New York Times article questioned the affordability of the American lifestyle, suggesting that most Americans either finance their lifestyles through debt, or have sources of wealth other than jobs to draw from. Wealthy consumers are more likely than middle class consumers to put away additional discretionary income toward insurances and education: those things that will provide for a more secure future.  This is done because there is real value in education.Education plays a critical role in our lives. It does enable us to get ahead. It provides us with skills to do better with our selves – whether that be in technical knowledge toward a specific career path, a life skill that saves our health and money such as cooking, or a college degree that will open doors that wouldn’t be open otherwise. Financial education is similarly extremely important. Most people are underprepared when it comes to understanding debt management, leveraging, credit building, and budgeting. However, as credit unions, we should understand financial education in its proper context. A college degree without a job becomes a problem, especially when the job seeker is earnestly looking and has growing debt they are unlikely to affordably repay. Likewise, financial education falls short when real wages are not keeping up with rising costs of living. In fact, financial education alone can sound tone deaf in communities that struggle with true inequities or other barriers to financial stability. (Read “Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How it Defines our Lives” for a good overview on how the financially challenged are actually making logical decisions that line up with their lived reality.) Financial education is the foundation, but as credit unions we need to build upon education. Financing is part of our country’s economic system, and it is an important tool toward wealth building.  As credit unions, we have tools and resources in our product and service suites to think beyond only providing financial education – we can create mutually beneficial relationships with our communities. Let’s challenge ourselves to continue to remain relevant, and even innovative, in demonstrating that we truly understand the economic lives of our members.last_img read more

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David Luiz says Mohamed Salah didn’t feel shirt pull and bemoans penalty decision

first_img Comment Advertisement The Brazilian wasn’t happy with the decision to award Liverpool a spot-kick (Picture: Getty)David Luiz has criticised the decision to award Liverpool a second-half penalty in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield and says Mohamed Salah told him he didn’t even feel the shirt pull.The Brazilian centre-back, a deadline day arrival from Chelsea for £8million, tugged Salah back inside the box at the start of the second half and the referee immediately pointed to the spot.Salah made no mistake from 12 yards – and later bamboozled Luiz again to score his second goal – but the Arsenal defender felt there was not sufficient contact to award a penalty and claims Salah agreed. David Luiz says Mohamed Salah didn’t feel shirt pull and bemoans penalty decision Luiz says there was not enough power in the pull to disrupt Salah (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Luiz said: ‘I think the second goal, the penalty, killed the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Yes [it was instinctive], I think you cannot take this out of the players, it’s just a reflex. When I turn I see and I take but I take off the power [of the pull].‘That’s when I spoke with Momo [Salah] and he said, “I didn’t feel you touch me, that’s why I didn’t go down to the floor”.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But now the VAR you cannot see the power [of the shirt pull] so it’s difficult for the referees, he saw the shirt like that. It’s difficult for them, so I cannot complain to the referees.‘If you play with an extra-large shirt now it could be a penalty every time. It’s interpretation. If you pull someone with power and you stop him trying to go to the ball it’s different. This was just a reflex.center_img Luiz says the yellow he received prevented him from stopping Salah for the third goal (Getty)‘But that’s it, he scored the penalty and gave me a yellow. For the third goal I could not make the foul and put my team in trouble with 10 men.‘So I think I conditioned my game after that, it was more difficult, but the team fight until the end.’He added: ‘If I pull your shirt or put my hand on your shirt it’s totally different, the power is different. VAR is difficult for them they cannot see the power. It depends on the interpretation. I spoke with Momo he said, “I didn’t feel that”.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Ewan RobertsSaturday 24 Aug 2019 8:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Solstad Farstad lands long-term contract in Argentina

first_imgNorwegian offshore shipping company Solstad Farstad has been awarded a charter contract in Argentina for one of its construction support vessels (CSVs). Solstad Farstad informed on Tuesday it has entered into a bareboat contract with Bahia Grande LN S.A for the CSV Normand Commander for operation in Argentina.Bahia Grande is a shipping company with over 30 years of experience in ship operation and management in several areas. The company’s business lines are tanker, offshore supply and fishing vessel operations, and vessel support & services.The contract period for the CSV vessel is for five years firm with further 1 x 3 years option. It will start in February 2018. The commercial terms remained confidential between the parties.The Normand Commander vessel has a length of 302′ ft (92.9m), beam of 65′ ft (19.7m), 100T crane with accommodations for 72 people and Sikorsky S-92 class helideck.It is equipped with a fully integrated diesel electric propulsion system and prepared for worldwide operation. The clear deck area of 840m2, has a 6m2 moonpool and is equipped with a DNV classed 1000 fsw Saturation System and ROV support. Below deck it is arranged for a whole range of various liquid cargo categories.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Burkina Faso’s New President promises ‘Better Tomorrow’ after landmark poll

first_imgNew Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kabore has reportedly pledged to “open up opportunities for a better tomorrow”.Kabore won the just concluded elections, gunnering 53.49% of the votes cast in Sunday polls, ensuring a victory in the first round of a vote aimed at restoring stability after the popular revolt that ousted long-time leader Blaise Compaore in October 2014.“We must get to work immediately,” 58-year-old Kabore, a former prime minister under Compaore who later broke ranks with the exiled ex-president, told several thousand supporters outside his party headquarters in the early hours of Tuesday.“Together we must serve the country,” he said.Kabore’s nearest rival Zephirin Diabre, who gunnered 29.65%, conceded defeat before the results were released.The head of the electoral commission, Barthelemy Kere, described the election as “generally satisfactory” despite “a few anomalies” and said turnout was strong in all of the country’s 45 provinces.Burkina Faso’s 18 million people, most of whom live in grinding poverty, are hoping the election will usher in a long era of peace and democracy, ending the periodic coups that have marked the country’s history.Kabore, a former banker seen as a consensus figure by some and an opportunist by others, has pledged to build “a new Burkina Faso” by fighting youth unemployment, improving education and modernising the health system.last_img read more

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Saudi ends virus lockdown despite spike in infections

first_imgBut the decision to lift restrictions comes during the kingdom’s worst economic crisis in decades as it grapples with the twin blow of low oil prices and the impact of the virus. The kingdom, which has the highest reported coronavirus infections in the Gulf, has seen a spike in cases after it began a phased easing of stringent lockdown measures in late May. Prayers were also allowed to resume in mosques in the holy city of Mecca, state media reported, just weeks before the annual hajj pilgrimage is due to start. Authorities are yet to announce whether they will proceed with this year’s hajj, scheduled for the end of July, but have urged Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage. International flights and religious pilgrimages, however, remain suspended and social gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited, according to the interior ministry. But Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media announced the reopening of cinemas across the kingdom with strict guidelines on social distancing.center_img RIYADH – Saudi Arabia on Sunday ended a nationwide coronavirus curfew and lifted restrictions on businesses, including hair salons and cinemas, after three months of stringent curbs, despite a spike in infections. On Sunday, the total number of infections rose to 157,612, while the death toll climbed to 1,267, according to data from the health ministry. A security man checks the worshipers before they perform the Friday prayers inside the Al-Rajhi Mosque while practicing social distancing, after the announcement of the easing of lockdown measures amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. REUTERS Last year, some 2.5 million faithful traveled to Saudi Arabia from across the world to take part in the hajj, which all Muslims must perform at least once in their lives if able. (AFP)last_img read more

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Grace Mae (Owens) Robbins, 92

first_imgGrace Mae (Owens) Robbins, a lifelong resident of Greensburg, passed away at home on Saturday, May 2, 2020 with her daughter and son in law by her side.Grace was born on September 04, 1927, the daughter of Ora and Stella (Lee) Owens of Greensburg, Indiana and was married to Thomas (Gene) Robbins on December 31, 1945 with whom she had 5 children.  Grace and Gene were married for 62 years. Grace worked at Randall Textron for many years and retired from James River (later known as Printpack) in 1989 after 23 years of dedicated service. Grace worked hard from a young age to help raise and provide for her family.  Grace enjoyed spending time with her family and friends vacationing and camping. She also enjoyed her beloved Yorkshire Terriers, crocheting, and was an avid Pacers, Colts and NASCAR fan. Most of all, Grace dearly loved her large family and enjoyed spending time with them.Grace was preceded in death by her husband Gene on September 04, 2008, her eldest daughter, Sandra (Bill) Owens on September 01, 2019, siblings Mary Babb, James Owens, Virginia Hersley and Ora Owens Jr. as well as one grandson Christopher Shane Owens.Grace is survived by four of her five children, William (Brenda) Robbins, Wanda (Rick) Ebinger, Gary (Debbie) Robbins and Thomas (Bobette) Robbins; all of Greensburg. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Scott Owens, Christine (Bower) McCullough, Brian Bower, Gina Robbins, Elisha (Robbins) Platt, David Robbins, Melinda (Owens) Payne, Joe Robbins, Ashley (Bower) Ogden and fifteen great grandchildren.Private services for the immediate family will be held at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Our Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

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