Gardening in Georgia

first_imgOn this week’s episode of “Gardening in Georgia,” airing June 28 and 30, host Walter Reeves has a range of informative botanical activities planned. Join him for an unobtrusive visit to an Athens nursery, a lesson on rose latticework construction, and tips on how to change the color of your hydrangeas. “Gardening in Georgia” can be seen each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations.Retired University of Georgia Extension agent Reeves was once an agricultural novice, although his expertise as a gardening guru makes that concept hard to fathom. If you are new to gardening, you may find nursery visits daunting. The many varieties of plants can be overwhelming to a beginner. Reeves pays a visit to Cofer’s Lawn and Garden to talk with Tony Brown, who has advice on taking the edge off your first few trips to the garden center.Reeves proves once again that he can produce maximum results with minimum supplies, namely, some wood and copper pipe. He uses these materials to craft a rose trellis. This project may require some note-taking if you wish to recreate it in future trellis assembly endeavors of your own.Do you prefer your hydrangeas pink or blue? Reeves gives you the power to choose by soil manipulation with common chemicals. He’ll tell you how to make the soil sweet or sour, which determines the bloom’s color. Only a small number of flowers, including hydrangeas, can be altered chromatically by soil chemical content.GPB and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences coproduce “Gardening in Georgia.” The 2007 season is underwritten by McCorkle Nurseries with support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. For more information on “Gardening in Georgia,” see the show’s web site at read more

Palm Beach County’s Summer Food Service Program Adds 13 More Sites

first_imgThe SFSP provides meals and snacks to eligible children age 18 and under during the summer months (June through August) and in times of emergency. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) administered by Palm Beach County Youth Services is increasing the number food distribution locations. Beginning Monday, June 15, 13 more sites will be operating throughout Palm Beach County. The full list of food distribution sites may be viewed here.center_img Youth Services administers and monitors this program, funded by USDA and the Department of Education. Sites are located throughout Palm Beach County in low-income neighborhoods.last_img

VIDEO: Rwanda arrives in Entebbe ahead of Nations Cup qualifier.

first_imgVIDEO: Rwanda arrives in Entebbe ahead of Nations Cup qualifier.Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Rwanda is settling into Entebbe ahead of their 2018 African Nations Cup qualifier against Uganda on Saturday. The match, which will be the first leg of the final qualifying round, will take place at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.Share on: WhatsApplast_img

Salah, hosts Egypt set for Africa Cup bow in stifling heat

first_img– ‘Tremendous support’ –Aguirre says fears that his talisman may be jaded after a long season of Premier League and Champions League football are unfounded.“Mohamed took a holiday after the Champions League final, did not play in our first warm-up match and only came on after half-time in the second,” he countered.Aguirre also dismissed the view that Egypt rely too heavily on Salah, saying: “We have selected 23 footballers who are totally committed to the cause of winning the Cup of Nations.“It is impossible for one footballer to win a Cup of Nations on his own. Mohamed will receive tremendous support from his team-mates.“All the players are mentally and physically ready and we look forward to beginning our campaign with a victory over Zimbabwe.”The countries have met only once in a Cup of Nations with Egypt winning 2-1 in Tunisia 15 years ago and both teams were eliminated after the first round.Zimbabwe captain and forward Knowledge Musona, who plays in Belgium, stressed that they must not become obsessed by Salah, despite the huge threat he poses.“We must not just stop Salah, we must stop all the Egyptians. If we concentrate only on one, others will destroy us,” he warned.“We are not here to talk — we are here to play football. We are in Egypt to achieve success and make every Zimbabwean proud of us.The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda are the other teams in Group A and they meet Saturday at the same venue as the opening match.Group winners and runners-up qualify for the knockout second round along with the best four of the six third-place finishers.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Egypt teamCairo, Egypt | AFP | All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah later Friday as the Egypt star looks to help the Africa Cup of Nations hosts launch their bid for a record-extending eighth title in style against Zimbabwe in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams for the first time.After avenging last year’s Champions League anguish with Liverpool three weeks ago, Salah is now on a mission for redemption with the Pharaohs after injury wrecked his World Cup campaign in Russia — ruining Egypt’s return to the global showpiece after a 28-year absence.Egypt, the runners-up to Cameroon in 2017, top the betting as favourites to lift the trophy in Cairo on July 19 and have won the competition as hosts three of the previous four times, with the last of those in 2006 sparking an unprecedented run of three successive triumphs.Authorities are confident the infrastructure is in place to host the continent’s largest football contest, awarded to Egypt at just six months’ notice, and which kicks off against a backdrop of terror attacks and only days after the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.Players will also have to contend with average temperatures of between 35 and 38 Celsius (95-100.4 Fahrenheit) following the decision to switch the tournament from its traditional January/February time slot to June/July to avoid European club-versus-country clashes.Reports of a mooted boycott Thursday of the curtain-raiser by Zimbabwe over a pay dispute were swiftly denied by the country’s football association, ZIFA.“The Zimbabwe Football Association would like to reiterate that the Warriors have remained focused ahead of opening Group A match against Egypt,” it said in a statement.“The Warriors have not ventured in any industrial action or strike as reported in some social media circles.”Egypt coach Javier Aguirre is confident of capturing a second international title, a decade on from leading his native Mexico to CONCACAF Gold Cup glory.“We are the favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup,” said the 60-year-old Aguirre, the first Mexican to guide the Egyptian national team.“Egypt are playing at home, can count on passionate support and have Mohamed Salah, the best footballer in Africa.”Salah has returned home after another stellar season with Liverpool, which he completed by scoring the first goal in a 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.His 22 English Premier League goals last season gave him share of the Golden Boot title with two fellow Africans, Senegalese Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.last_img read more

England’s winning run is halted

first_img England’s winning run in the U16 boys’ international series was brought to an end by Ireland in a high-quality match on the Isle of Man.England won all three matches last year and had beaten Wales and Scotland this season, but the Irish edged past them by a point, winning 8.5-7.5 at scenic Castletown Golf Links.The visitors showed their strength in the singles, coming back from a two-point deficit after the opening sessions, when England had won the foursomes 3-1 and halved the fourballs 2-2.Michael Gilbert, a member of England’s winning team at the boys’ Home Internationals, led the way in the singles and withstood the pressure to take his point on the final green.Immediately behind him, English U14 champion Conor Gough and Ireland’s Mark Power were playing superb golf, eventually halving their game having both played round in six-under par. And, at the bottom of the order, James Cooper also won for England, defeating his opponent 4/3.But in the five games in between the Irish took charge and, when Callum Macfie’s 18th hole birdie putt slid past, the victory was theirs.Gough was top scorer for England with an unbeaten performance of 2.5pts from three games.Steve Burnett, the England Golf Men’s Performance Manager, said: “This was a very high-quality match and there was some excellent golf from both teams. Congratulations to Ireland and we look forward to next year’s re-match.“Castletown was a fabulous venue for the match and we were all made so welcome.”The course is surrounded on three sides by the Irish Sea and this was the first international to be played on the Isle of Man for many years. During the two-day match the club offered free coaching to island youngsters aged between eight and 16.The England team was: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire), Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire), Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford, Essex), Conor Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O), Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Tom Stagg (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire) 12 Oct 2016 England’s winning run is halted last_img read more


first_imgSanta Anita’s complete 2016 Spring Stakes schedule is attached and can be viewed at View the Stakes Schedule.MEET TO RUN FROM MAY 5 THROUGH JULY 10, WITH GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA TO BE CONTESTED AT A MILE AND A QUARTER ON JUNE 25 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2016)–With the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita poised to serve as its highlight, Santa Anita’s 2016 Spring Meeting, which begins May 5 and runs through July 10, will offer fans and horsemen 34 stakes, with 16 graded events that include five Grade I races.The Spring Meet will begin with the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf May 5, and will be followed on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 6, by the Grade III, one mile turf American Stakes for 3-year-olds and up.On Kentucky Derby Day, May 7, Santa Anita will card the Grade III, one mile turf Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and the $75,000 Desert Code Stakes for 3-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course.The first of five Grade I stakes will be run on Memorial Day, May 30: –Monday, May 30           $300,000 Gamely Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up, at 1 1/8 miles on turf.–Saturday, June 4           $400,000 Vanity Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up, at one mile.–Saturday, June 4           $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf), for three year olds and up.–Saturday, June 25         $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes, three year olds and up at seven furlongs.–Saturday, June 25         $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, three year olds and up at 1 ¼ miles.last_img read more

Deeds Registry clamps down on businesses for non-compliance

first_img– mining, construction companies among those struck off registerAs of June 4, 2019, almost 500 companies, ranging from contractors to educational institutions, were removed from the companies’ register by the Deeds and Commercial Registry (DCR).The Deeds and Commercial Registries officeAccording to a notice from the DCR, these companies were removed on the grounds that they were non-compliant with the regulations. Specifically, they were not in compliance with Sections 153 and 481 (1) of the Companies Act of 1991.Section 481 (1) of the Act states, “If a certificate that contains an error is issued to a company by the Registrar, the directors or shareholders of the company must, upon the request of the Registrar, pass the resolutions and send to the Registrar the documents required to comply with this Act, and take such other steps as the Registrar may reasonably require and the Registrar may demand the surrender of the certificate and issue a corrected certificate.”Section 153 of the Act also states that “Subject to this section, every company shall, at least once every year, make a return (a) in the prescribed form; (b) made up to the date of the Annual General Meeting of the company; (c) containing the particulars referred to in the fifth schedule and where a recommendation with respect to a dividend is rejected, the statement required by section 50 (2).”Among the companies the DCR announced were struck off the register are construction firm Samaroo Investments incorporated, mining company Tesouro Resources Guyana, The Business School and SBT Guyana. The notice, dated June 4, 2019, was signed by acting Registrar of Companies, Geeta Baijnath.The DCR is an independent body, which was established in 2013, to promote the efficient and orderly operations of the Deeds Registry and the Commercial Registry. It also established a Governing Board, which ensures the proper and efficient performance of the functions of the authority.The Board is usually made up of a Chairman, the Registrar of Deeds and the Commercial Registry, a nominee from each of the following entities: the Finance Ministry, the Communities Ministry, the Guyana Bar Association, the Guyana Association of Legal Professionals, and the Private Sector.last_img read more

Chelsea eye £40m Euro 2016 winner, Liverpool and Newcastle in swap deal? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward missed the club’s flight to China to try to seal Paul Pogba’s world-record £100million move from Juventus. The Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman was scheduled to fly out to Shanghai on Tuesday with Jose Mourinho and his 25-man squad for the pre-season tour. Instead, he stayed behind to focus on a deal for 23-year-old Pogba which Mourinho hopes will be wrapped up by the end of the week. (Daily Mirror)James Wilson, Tyler Blackett and Will Keane are all likely to leave Manchester United this summer as manager Jose Mourinho continues to overhaul his squad. (Daily Telegraph)Striker Wilson is set to join Fulham in Jose Mourinho’s first departure at Manchester United. The 20-year-old will link up with Slavisa Jokanovic’s side on loan. (The Sun)Jose Mourinho has told Juan Mata he does have a future at Manchester United — but he will only play one game in three. Mourinho is also offering an olive branch to Marouane Fellaini. (The Sun)Despite the £32m signing of N’Golo Kante from Leicester, Chelsea remain in the market for another midfielder and they will push for Sporting Lisbon’s Euro 2016 winner Joao Mario , despite his £40m price-tag. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle United are interested in signing midfielder Lucas Leiva as part of the deal that takes Holland international Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool. Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez worked with Lucas during his time at Anfield and is a huge admirer of the Brazilian. Although Newcastle want £27m for Wijnaldum, a compromise package worth between £20-25m is likely if they get a Liverpool player in return. (Daily Telegraph)Arsenal have been put on red alert after Moussa Sissoko revealed he is eyeing a move to a Premier League club. The French ace was part of the Newcastle squad relegated to the Championship last term and he is expected to leave this summer. (The Sun)Atletico Madrid face disappointment in their bid to re-sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa and could turn their attention to Liverpool’s Divock Origi. (Bleacher Report)Chelsea forward Loic Remy will be targeted by Besiktas should the Turkish side fail to complete a permanent deal for Mario Gomez. (London Evening Standard)West Brom last night made a £4.5million bid plus add-ons to land Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa. Tony Pulis has targeted the Republic of Ireland centre-back to bolster his defence and has lodged a formal bid for the 26-year-old. (The Sun)Stoke are interested in signing the striker José Angulo from the Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle but face competition from clubs in Spain, France and Italy. (Guardian)Crystal Palace have £15million-rated West Ham striker Diafra Sakho in their sights. The 26-year-old Senegal star wants to leave Upton Park after falling out with the club’s top brass, and the Eagles – also keen on West Brom’s Saido Berahino – have joined Sunderland, West Brom and Swansea in chasing him. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City have made an official approach to West Ham about signing youngster Reece Oxford. The 17-year-old central midfielder, who shot into the public eye in an impressive display against Arsenal on the opening day of last season, is understood to be valued at £15m by the Hammers. (SkySports)Steve Walsh is set to be unveiled as Everton’s new sporting director in the next 24 hours. The Goodison club have pulled off a coup by capturing the man credited with much of the ­spectacular ­recruitment which helped Leicester pull off a miraculous title triumph last season. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…?Paul Pogba package could cost Manchester United OVER £120million if Juventus can be ‘convinced’, talkSPORT toldSTUNNING transfer report: Manchester City to target Leicester ace Riyad Mahrez if they fail to land Leroy SaneTottenham FC transfer news: Georges-Kevin N’Koudou set for medical today as £10m deal agreedTottenham FC transfer news: Clinton N’Jie ready to snub interest from Marseille and fight for Spurs placeLiverpool FC news: Ragnar Klavan has Reds medical and set to seal £4.2m switch on WednesdayDiego Costa NOT for sale – Chelsea striker firmly in Antonio Conte’s plans, claim reportsArsenal FC transfer news: Bolton defender Rob Holding heading to Emirates in £2m dealArsenal BLOW! Gunners’ striker target Mauro Icardi in talks over new Inter Milan contract, reveals agent and wife – ‘He wants to stay!’Gonzalo Higuain latest: Napoli offer Arsenal and Juventus target huge new deal to remain at clubSporting Lisbon tell Chelsea and Manchester United to FORGET about signing star man Joao MarioManchester United and Chelsea to miss out on top target Andre Gomes as Real Madrid enter ‘advanced talks’ over Portugal starCONFIRMED: Burnley sign Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson from Charlton AthleticCONFIRMED: Norwich City sign Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern on free transferlast_img read more

Chicago gets smart cities boost with CIVIQ Wi-Fi project

first_imgDonal Power Tags:#AT&T#CES2017#Chicago#CIVIQ#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Related Posts How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …center_img Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Chicago will be the site of another smart city initiative as CIVIQ Smartscapes announced plans to launch a new Wi-Fi powered pilot project.Milford, Ma.-based CIVIQ will install interactive devices in downtown Chicago that offer high-speed public Wi-Fi.On top of wireless connectivity, the Waypoint devices will also provide such digital services as wayfinding, safety alerts and interactive information about transportation services.“Cities across the world are focused on transforming urban landscapes into hyper-connected smartscapes,” said CIVIQ Smartscapes Managing Director of Global Government Development & Innovation George Burciaga. “Connecting smart devices, services and people will allow cities to react to human occurrences in real time, while becoming more efficient and sustainable.”The devices will also allow direct citizen engagement with the city of Chicago through CIVIQ’s Mobility Experience. This solution allows residents to connect with the city in order to enable municipal staff and elected officials to respond better to pressing issues.“The City of Chicago and the Mayor are focused on building a safer and smarter Chicago, this technology improves the way residents communicate and is the first step of many within the City of Chicago,” said Alderman Daniel Solis.Helping the Windy City save cashThe pilot project is part of Chicago’s focus as an AT&T spotlight city under its smart cities framework. The AT&T framework aims to leverage the company’s IoT expertise to help targeted cities save money, preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for their citizens.The CIVIQ project follows the recently announced news that AT&T and Chicago are deepening their smart city partnership with a pilot project for smart kiosks and bus shelters.The telecoms giant announced this expansion of its smart cities work in Chicago at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas.As well, AT&T Smart Cities it also revealed it is expanding its presence at O’Hare International Airport beyond its digital displays that show real-time ground transport information.The airport expansion involves a project that will capture passenger data as they move around the airport to improve customer service. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

first_imgThis blog post was written by Kathy Reschke,  Child Care Leader at Military Families Learning Network. April is fast approaching and it’s a very special month! It’s the Month of the Military Child and April 14-20 is the Week of the Young Child. So it’s the perfect time to make plans to shine the spotlight on all of the young children who have parents serving in the military.In most ways young children from military families are no different than any other young children. They laugh and play, cry and whine, get silly, angry and scared. Like every other child, they learn through experience and they seek out the comfort and joy of the company of others.On the other hand, the experiences of the military child can be very different. Having a parent in the military might mean that:A baby is several months old before she is held in father’s arms“Flat Daddy” must be included in every holiday or special event.All of a child’s extended family live far away.A toddler is frightened when he sees his mother in uniform with full gear, including a rifleBedtime stories are told by way of videoA child’s vocabulary includes PCS, Afghanistan, deployedGrandma and Grandpa are the primary caregivers while mom is deployed, and when mom comes home, they go back to their house.Dad is different when he comes home.A child gets lots of practice in making a new place “home”The highlight of a child’s day is talking with mom via SkypePretending includes shooting, rescuing, combat gear and helicoptersMom cries a lot and Dad’s not coming home.“Hero” applies to someone a child knows and loves.One of the simplest but most profound ways we can show young military children that we value them is by listening….Listening to their stories and their worries, the things that they’re excited about and the things that they’re angry about…Listening without correcting or diverting or minimizing or making light of…Listening with our full attention as often as we can.I know it doesn’t seem like much, but don’t underestimate the power of being listened to. A quote I saw recently says it well:Listen earnestly to anything that children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.  Catherine M. WallaceDuring this special month when we recognize and celebrate young children from military families, it seems appropriate to invite them to share their stories, experiences, thoughts and feelings with us and with the other children in their child care community. By listening we learn, we show respect, and we place value on their experiences. And that is a profoundly meaningful way to honor military-connected children.On the lighter side, there are many other fun things we can do to recognize and celebrate the military-connected children in our programs:Encourage everyone to wear purple on “Purple Up! For Military Kids Day.” Some states will be celebrating on Friday, April 12, and others will be celebrating on Monday, April 15. Check your state’s Operation Military Kids webpage (see link below) for the date in your state, as well as info on any events that are scheduled.Invite a service member or veteran to come visit your program (a parent would be the best choice). Ask them to wear their uniform and bring some of the gear that they use in their job, photos of themselves at work, etc.Incorporate military-themed children’s books into your read-aloud times and into your book collection that children can access throughout the day (see the resource links below for a list of books).However you choose to celebrate and honor young military children this month, I hope you’ll also recognize and value the important role that you play in serving these families who sacrifice so much on our behalf.Let us know in the comments how you are planning to celebrate the Month of the Military Child – we’d love to hear!Resources: Info and ideas about the Week of the Young ChildInfo on each state’s Month of the Military Child activitiesList of children’s books with military themesFor info and resources to support you as you work with military families, “like” the Child Care and Military Families Facebook pagelast_img read more