On-line newsletter

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia gardening guru, call-in radio host and retired Universityof Georgia Extension Service agent Walter Reeves has introduced anew on-line gardening service, “The Georgia Gardener Newsletter.”Now in its second biweekly release, the newsletter is full oftimely landscape information.”Lots of folks asked about one,” Reeves said. “Not everybody hastime to listen to 4 hours of radio to get the gardening answersthey need, so we put topical information in one place for them.”Reeves, author of several gardening books and the host of WSB-AM750’s “The Lawn and Garden Show,” offers expert advice on topicsranging from garden knowledge and glossary terms to pests andplants of the day.”We want this to be a place where gardeners can get reliable,consolidated information,” he said. “Best of all, almost all ofit is based on trustworthy research from the Georgia ExtensionService.”How to get itTo begin getting “The Georgia Gardener Newsletter,” subscribeon-line at www.walterreeves.com.last_img read more

CUNA engaged with housing finance, FCC hearings this week

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Both chambers of Congress are in session this week, and CUNA is engaged with several hearings as well as the House’s vote on the budget resolution passed last week by the Senate. Once the House votes in favor of the resolution, the House Ways and Means Committee is expected to release the text of its tax reform legislation, as well as dates for consideration.The Senate is expected to take up the House-passed emergency hurricane and wildfire supplemental spending bill, which includes significant debt relief for the National Flood Insurance Program.CUNA is also engaged with a number of hearings this week, including:Wednesday, 10 a.m. (ET): House Financial Services housing and insurance subcommittee hearing titled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Private Sector Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform;” continue reading »last_img read more

Tigray crisis: Local residents ordered to defend against Ethiopia army

first_img– Advertisement – Last Wednesday, Mr Abiy ordered a military offensive after an army base in the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, was taken over by forces loyal to the regional government of Tigray, following months of worsening tension between Tigrayan leaders and the federal government.last_img

Public downside to private life

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Cesc Fabregas explains why Arsenal need FA Cup triumph more than Chelsea

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Jul 2020 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link471Shares Fabregas had his say on the FA Cup final (Picture: Icon Sport via Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas will be a keen observer of the FA Cup final when two of his former clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea, go head to head. Fabregas developed into one of the world’s best midfielders during his formative years at Arsenal before returning to London to win the Premier League for the first time with Chelsea. The former Barcelona man won the FA Cup with both clubs but he suspects it will be Chelsea who get their hands on the trophy this weekend. However, while the Spanish World Cup winner views Frank Lampard’s team as the favourites, he insists Mikel Arteta’s men need the win more. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal need it more,’ Fabregas told the Daily Telegraph. ‘Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case. Advertisement Comment Cesc Fabregas explains why Arsenal need FA Cup triumph more than Chelsea Advertisement Fabregas will be (Picture: Getty)‘In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe. ‘Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.’Both Lampard and Arteta are in their first seasons in charge at the Premier League giants. 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 ArsenalLampard guided the Blues to a top-four finish, while Arteta – who replaced Unai Emery as permanent Arsenal manager in December – could only secure an eighth-place finish for the Gunners. Should Arsenal fail to win on Saturday, they will not be involved in Europe next season.Who will win the FA Cup?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Cannabis lollipops, soft drinks and protein powder could be on the market for Kiwis following cannabis referendum

first_imgNZ Herald 4 December 2019Family First Comment: “But it is confectionery items like chocolates, lollipops, gummy lollies and soft drinks, that have raised the ire of Family First, with spokesman Bob McCoskrie saying such products could be targeted at children. Opposition lobby group Say Nope to Dope, of which Family First is a part, has run giant billboards throughout the year against the referendum, including a series featuring a deep green gummy bear smoking a joint.”If the international market is anything to go by getting high off lollipops, gummy lollies, soft drinks and even protein powder could be an option following next year’s cannabis referendum.The Government yesterday announced the draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, designed to govern the recreational cannabis market should it come into effect.The legislation specifies a minimum age of 20 to use or purchase a recreational cannabis product, and prohibits consumption in public spaces, among many other measures.But two aspects have raised more questions than others – the inclusion of edible products, and a 14g carry limit.In legal cannabis markets overseas cannabis edibles have gone well past the traditional brownies, to everything from protein powder, beer, and even THC-infused beef jerky.But it is confectionery items like chocolates, lollipops, gummy lollies and soft drinks, that have raised the ire of Family First, with spokesman Bob McCoskrie saying such products could be targeted at children.Opposition lobby group Say Nope to Dope, of which Family First is a part, has run giant billboards throughout the year against the referendum, including a series featuring a deep green gummy bear smoking a joint.National’s drug and alcohol spokeswoman Paula Bennett said she was concerned about youth still accessing cannabis.“Young people are still going to try it, but they will be getting it from the black market.”In introducing the draft legislation, which will be open to submissions, Justice Minister Andrew Little said the primary objective was to “reduce overall cannabis use and limit the ability of young people to access cannabis”.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12290788last_img read more

Loyd Jacqulyn “Jackie” Swegman, 87

first_imgLoyd Jacqulyn “Jackie” Barnard Swegman passed into eternal rest on December 26, 2018.  Jackie was born to Milton F. Barnard and Effie Dell Lee Barnard on November 29, 1931 in Franklin County, Indiana.  She was the youngest of five children, her beloved sister Ruth Wilhoit survives.  Jackie graduated from Greensburg High School in the class of 1950.  On July 2, 1950 she and Joseph B. Swegman were the first couple to be married in the newly built Pilgrim Holiness Church on West Main St.Jackie worked for 25 years at the Greensburg Sears Store, retiring in 1982.  She and Joe spent twenty-five years wintering in Naples, Florida.  She enjoyed baking, cooking, and reading.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest source of joy.  Jackie attended the East Naples United Methodist Church as well as the Greensburg United Methodist Church over the years.Jackie is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Swegman Sr., daughter, Cynthia (Jeff) Moore, son, J. Bruce (Diana) Swegman, Jr., grandchildren J. Joseph (Jenny) Moore, Michael D. Moore, Lauren Moore Gibbs, J. Ryan (Meagan) Swegman, and Joseph B. Swegman III.  Also surviving are seven great grandchildren, Alex Moore, Ashley Moore, Asher Moore, Adriane Swineford, Makenna Moore, Leighanna Gibbs, and John Ryan Swegman, Jr., and a number of dear nieces, nephews, and friends.Besides her parents she was predeceased by brother, Rolland Barnard, sisters, Mary Alice Crawley and Jean E. Humpert, three nephews and a niece.In lieu of flowers gifts in her memory may be given to the “Our Hospice of South Central Indiana” or to the donor’s choice. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rick Bell officiating.  Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Stalemate at Villa Park

first_imgTen-man Newcastle registered their first point of the new Barclays Premier League season after fighting out a disappointing 0-0 draw with Aston Villa. The game at Villa Park was one of few real chances, particularly in the first half, with Magpies midfielder Remy Cabella sending one wide when he might have done better. The visitors had further opportunities just after the break, with Daryl Janmaat having a header pushed over by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan and firing a shot just off target. Magpies substitute and debutant Siem de Jong was then denied by a decent Guzan save towards the end, before Mike Williamson was sent off in the dying seconds having collected two yellow cards in quick succession. While Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will take some comfort from the performance and outcome – which halted the Tyneside outfit’s five-game away losing streak from the end of last season – there was little to cheer Villa manager Paul Lambert as his side rarely threatened. Watched from the stands by England boss Roy Hodgson, it was Villa who actually appeared likelier to score early on, with Gabriel Agbonlahor having a shot blocked by Williamson in the fifth minute. Williamson nodded tamely wide at the other end, then diverted a Villa cross to the Newcastle back post, where Charles N’Zobgia could only head it onto the roof of the net. Yoan Gouffran suffered an embarrassing moment soon after as he completely mis-kicked while trying to convert a flicked-on Magpies corner. Former Newcastle man N’Zogbia looked more potent in the 17th minute as he curled a free-kick narrowly wide. The visitors then saw a free-kick of their own sent high over the bar by Jack Colback, before Cabella passed up a good opportunity in the 25th minute, shooting wide while off-balance after the ball deflected his way in the Villa box from a cross. It proved to be the clearest-cut chance of a half which saw the Villa fans raising their voices to chant Roy Keane’s name every now and again, particularly when the assistant manager made his feelings about the on-field proceedings known in animated fashion. Press Association Andreas Weimann showed some intent for the hosts, seeing a shot blocked and a cross into the danger zone go unconverted, and team-mate Fabian Delph then lofted an effort over from the edge of the D. For Newcastle, Emmanuel Riviere failed to make the most of a through-ball by Cabella as his weak shot was gathered by Guzan. The deadlock was closer to being broken shortly after the interval when Williamson nodded back across the area to the diving Janmaat, whose header was parried over by Guzan. Janmaat then arrowed a strike just the wrong side of the top corner with Guzan at full stretch, and the away team’s pressure continued as a delivery dropped nicely for Williamson in front of goal, only for the the defender to become the latest player to completely fluff an attempted finish. Both sides subsequently brought summer signings on for their debuts, Carlos Sanchez replacing N’Zogbia and De Jong being introduced for Vurnon Anita, before Philippe Senderos headed a free-kick harmlessly off-target for the hosts. Lambert then threw on Darren Bent for Kieran Richardson. The former Sunderland striker was making his first competitive Villa appearance since returning from a season-long loan spell with Fulham, and he was soon trying to make his mark, directing a header onto the top of the net. Another Newcastle substitute, Ayoze Perez, scuffed over in the 84th minute and De Jong then almost snatched three points in the 88th when Villa failed to deal with a bouncing ball. It came to the Holland international, who lashed a shot at goal, but Guzan was alert to parry before diving on the ball. The visitors were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Williamson picked up his second booking in the space of just a few minutes following a challenge on Delph. last_img read more

Jermain Defoe at the double to lift Sunderland and increase Aston Villa’s misery

first_img Van Aanholt went close from distance with a stringing attempt five minutes later with the Black Cats starting to gain the upper hand, but their lead evaporated in spectacular style with 63 minutes gone. Substitute Adama Traore powered his way past Van Aanholt and then Wes Brown down the Villa right before crossing to the far post, where Gil leapt to dispatch a sweet volley across the helpless Mannone and into the net. But Sunderland were far from finished and Defoe chose the perfect moment to demonstrate his enduring quality given the right kind of service when he controlled Johnson’s 72nd-minute pass and thumped the ball past Guzan at his near post. There was more to come from the former England international too when substitute Ola Toivonen picked him out in front of goal two minutes into stoppage time, finishing well to seal a priceless win. TWEET OF THE MATCH @themichaelowen: “Shocking that a club of Villa’s size has been in free fall for so long.” PLAYER RATINGS Sunderland Vito Mannone: 6 Billy Jones: 6 John O’Shea (capt): 6 Wes Brown: 6 Patrick van Aanholt: 7 Yann M’Vila: 6 Lee Cattermole: 7 Duncan Watmore (Graham, 56 mins): 6 Adam Johnson (Coates, 88 mins): 6 Jermain Defoe: 8 Fabio Borini (Toivonen, 80 mins): 6 Subs Danny Graham: 6 Ola Toivonen: 7 Sebastian Coates: 6 Aston Villa Brad Guzan: 6 Alan Hutton (Kozak, 76 mins): 6 Micah Richards (Capt): 6 Joleon Lescott: 6 Aly Cissokho: 7 Idrissa Gueye: 7 Leandro Bacuna: 7 Jordan Veretout: 7 Jack Grealish (Traore, 56 mins): 5 Carles Gil: 8 Rudy Gestede: 6 Subs Adam Traore (Sinclair, 88 mins): 7 Libor Kozak: 6 Scott Sinclair: 6 STAR PLAYER Jermain Defoe demonstrated his enduring potency with two trademark second-half finishes to claim a precious victory. MOMENT OF THE MATCH It may have counted for little in the end, but Carles Gil’s stunning volley, which cancelled out Patrick van Aanholt’s opener, was worthy of greater reward. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will not have been pleased with what he saw in the first half despite going in ahead at the break, but whatever he said at half-time did the trick. Remi Garde was once again left to bemoan a lack of cutting edge in a game dominated for long periods by his team with little reward. MOAN OF THE MATCH Sunderland repeatedly aiming long balls towards striker Defoe, all 5ft 7ins of him, during the first half. It did not work. WHO’S UP NEXT Arsenal v Sunderland (FA Cup, Saturday, January 9). Wycombe v Aston Villa (FA Cup, Saturday, January 9). Press Association The 33-year-old, drafted in to save the Black Cats in January last year, struck with 18 minutes remaining and then again in injury time to set up a 3-1 win which moves Sam Allardyce’s men seven points clear of basement boys Villa – although they are still in major trouble. Sunderland gradually grew into a game which they started poorly and took a 30th-minute lead through Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected shot, and although Carles Gil levelled after the break with a sumptuous volley, Defoe ensured the points remained on Wearside to the delight and relief of the locals among a crowd of 41,535. It was a game neither side could really avoid to lose if they were to retain any hope of digging themselves out of trouble, and Villa’s plight is looking increasingly bleak with no league victory since the opening day of the season. Goals have been at a premium for both sides in recent weeks and Duncan Watmore for Sunderland and Leandro Bacuna twice for the visitors both missed the target after being presented with early opportunities. However, Jordan Veretout did force a fine save from Vito Manonne with an acrobatic volley from Bacuna’s eighth-minute cross. Sunderland responded with Watmore scuffing a 13th-minute shot straight at Brad Guzan and Fabio Borini heading over from an Adam Johnson corner 14 minutes later. Villa continued to dominate possession without putting Mannone under further pressure, and the home crowd was starting to grow restless when Sam Allardyce’s men took the lead against the run of play with half an hour gone. Left-back Van Aanholt was allowed to advance and fire in a speculative left-foot shot which Guzan looked to have covered until defender Micah Richards stuck out a leg and diverted it into the net. Sunderland were little better in the immediate aftermath of the goal and although Van Aanholt curled an injury-time free-kick just wide, the visitors finished the first half on the front foot. Defoe might have extended Sunderland’s lead with 57 minutes gone after running on to Yann M’Vila’s pass and cutting inside, but Guzan got down well to collect his effort. Jermain Defoe blasted Sunderland to a first victory in six attempts, giving them hope of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League and nudging Aston Villa deeper into the mire. last_img read more

AITA series Tennis begins today at the Chachal Tennis Complex

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The AITA championship series Tennis will begin at the Chachal Tennis Complex here tomorrow. Around 45 players will participate in the competition. Earlier all the qualifying round matches of the boys under 12 singles event were completed today There was no qualifying round in the girls U-12 events. Also read: Local Sportslast_img