Turf Manager.

first_imgPeople who want immaculate golf courses, sports fields and landscapes don’t want just anybody planting and caring for them. So the University of Georgia, through distance education, is offering a certification in turfgrass management.The 10-course program may be completed through the mail or on the Internet. It doesn’t require admission tests or transcripts. And it’s open to people who want to start or continue a series of college credit courses.The certification allows students to move at their own pace. They can take up to 12 months to complete each course.’Built-in Flexibility'”The built-in flexibility will allow even the busiest professional to continue his or her education,” said Keith Karnok, professor of turfgrass management with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.University System of Georgia Independent Study developed the certification along with the CAES and the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America provided input.To learn more, visit the course Web site. Or call USGIS at 1-800-877-3243. Or e-mail usgis@arches.uga.edu.last_img read more

5 actions to take when tech cripples financial institution competitiveness

first_imgWho is really setting your financial institution’s strategic direction? You may think it’s top management and the board, and you may even think that the marketing function is exercising some influence through insights and design. But how much really hinges on your core processing vendor and the restraints the institution’s systems place on strategic execution?Even today, when some new developments from outside of the usual financial sphere completely end run traditional players, institutions speak of being “fast followers.” That can be wishful thinking.Being a fast follower is not a viable option unless the essential core issue gets addressed. Without access to data, for example, the ability to quickly (and inexpensively) test new ideas, and evolve into a consumer-driven culture, there is no “fast” when it comes to following. At worst, the results will ultimately be catastrophic.How Financial Institutions Stay on the Bad Tech TreadmillAt any gathering of community bankers or credit union executives, conversation will inevitably turn to their core service providers, and the griping begins quickly. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Benchmark sells £58m up West

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Iran wary of Lebanon change after blast

first_imgIran is watching developments in Lebanon closely, wary of losing any of its hard-won influence after a deadly mega-blast in Beirut sparked angry demands for reforms to its delicately balanced system.One week on from the chemical explosion that wreaked destruction across swathes of the Lebanese capital, the strategic eastern Mediterranean country is still reeling.Lebanese have taken to the streets over the disaster that claimed at least 158 lives and injured 6,000, with many calling for heads to roll and for major changes. Topics : In another tribute, Azadi Tower, the symbol of the Iranian capital, was lit up in the colors of the Lebanese flag.The day after the explosion, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the people of Lebanon to show “patience”.Khamenei sought to assure them that Iran would support Lebanon in the face of this “painful tragedy”. ‘Light the wick’ Iran’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif also expressed his country’s support for the “resilient” people of Lebanon.”As always, Iran is fully prepared to render assistance in any way necessary. Stay strong, Lebanon,” the foreign minister tweeted soon after the monster blast.Politically multi-confessional Lebanon is dominated by former warlords from its 1975-1990 civil war.Shiite Iran wields huge influence through Hezbollah.So when French President Emmanuel Macron called for major reforms to Lebanon, he was met with criticism in the Islamic republic.”I think Mr. Macron’s views were interventionist, although the historical background of relations between Lebanon and France should also be taken into account,” said Ali Esmailzadeh, a student in Tehran.”I think these words are to light the wick of the fire of unrest in this country, which seems to have started since last night,” he told AFP, referring to violent protests in Beirut on Saturday night.Macron’s call, issued during a visit to Beirut in the wake of the blast, saw Iran’s ultra-conservative newspaper Kayhan accuse him of trying to “weaken the Lebanese resistance”.The daily branded a French-hosted conference at which international donors pledged 250 million euros in aid to Lebanon on Sunday as a “bluff”.Iran did not take part in the forum, but Tehran said Monday it has sent 95 tons of medical supplies to Lebanon and will continue to send more humanitarian aid.”If they are honest, they should lift sanctions against the Lebanese government and people,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, referring to the United States.center_img ‘Complicated for Iran’ For Kayhan’s editor-in-chief Hossein Shariatmadari, “Macron’s changes” meant “the elimination of Hezbollah” and the “rescue of the Israeli regime” — Iran’s main regional foe.”In the name of Israel, Macron has sent a message to the Lebanese people that if they continue to resist and support Hezbollah, they will face another catastrophic event of this type,” Shariatmadari told AFP on the phone.Analysts have expressed doubts about Iran’s ability to provide significant financial assistance to Lebanon as a result of its own economic woes.Iran’s economy has been battered since its arch enemy the United States unilaterally withdrew from a nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions.Since February, Iran has also struggled to contain the Middle East’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus, which the government says has killed more than 18,600 and infected nearly 329,000.Pro-reform journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi said that “in such a situation, Iran’s hands are tied, unable to do much” to help Beirut’s reconstruction.”If Tehran had the financial means, we know what it would do, as it did during the [Israel-Hezbollah] war in 2006 when Iran compensated for heavy losses suffered at the time” in Lebanon, he told AFP.On that occasion, however, the government of then Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “had a lot of money by selling oil at a high price”, he added.Zeidabadi said this time Iran would be better off working together with European countries that are coordinating the reconstruction effort.”This requires a change in behavior and vision for the regional positions of the Islamic republic… The situation as a whole is very complicated for Iran”. Late Monday, Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the resignation of his government, spelling even deeper turmoil ahead.While some protesters have chanted slogans against Lebanon’s powerful Iran-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah, most vented their fury against a wider ruling class whose corruption, incompetence and negligence they say caused the August 4 tragedy.In Tehran, student members of Iran’s Basij militia gathered in front of the Lebanese embassy, lighting candles and waving the flags of the disaster-hit country and Hezbollah.Many Iranians posted photos online of Beirut’s devastated port accompanied by poems for the city by Syrian writer Nizar Kabbani, who is hugely popular in the Islamic republic.last_img read more

Massive 76 bids placed to secure Wishart property

first_imgInside the house at 20 Mayfair Close, Wishart.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“Bidding went quickly to $935,00 and stalled,” Mr Comino said.“Then we called it on the market and bidding went crazy all the way up to $1.056 million and then it was sold.“Two families battled it out from $935,000 right until the end.”Mr Comino said there were 76 bids placed on 20 Mayfair Close at the auction, with the house selling $156,000 more than the reserve price. The house at 20 Mayfair Close, Wishart, sold for $1.056 million.THE market is holding strong at Wishart, with this house skyrocketing past reserve at a recent auction.LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agent Kosma Comino said six registered bidders fought it out for the five-bedroom house at the “most amazing auction”, with bidding opening at $800,000. The bedroom is large and has airconditioning.The house was last sold in 2013 for $850,000.The $1.056 million sale price was $331,000 more than the suburb median house sale price, which according to CoreLogic data was $725,000.Wishart has experienced 34.3 per cent increase in the median house sale price in the past five years to August, with 123 houses sold in the last 12 months.In that time, 35 units were sold, with a median sale price of $405,000.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45last_img read more

Property Taxes Due By Nov. 10

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. – Fall property taxes are due Monday, November 10.Tax statements can be mailed to the county treasurer’s office and must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. A late payment could result in a 10 percent penalty.The Ripley County Treasurers Office has extended hours of 8-6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 and 7. The office will also be open until 6 p.m. on November 10.Addresses for those mailing property taxes:Treasurer of Ripley CountyPO Box 176Versailles, In 47042Franklin County Treasurer1010 Franklin Ave.Brookville, In 47012Decatur County Treasurer150 Courthouse Square, Suite 138Greensburg, Indiana 47240Dearborn County Treasurer215- B W High St.Lawrenceburg, In 47025last_img

Faith Marie Craig

first_imgFaith Marie Craig, 59, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born March 11, 1958 in Batesville, IN, daughter of the late Walter Bryant and Betty Bryant.She worked in Administration for Children’s Hospital.She was a member of the Cleves Civic Center. Faith used to attend the Grace Church of the Valley. She loved to paint and do crafts as well as travel. Her chi hua hua dog “Billy” was her fur baby.Surviving are husband, Daniel Craig of Lawrenceburg, IN; son, Cody Booth.She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends will be received Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at theFuneral Home, at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Valencia interested in loan move for Chelsea goalkeeper

first_imgIt is said by the report that any deal is likely to include a purchase option for the Spanish club, although it is not clear if this would be compulsory or not.It follows a similar report in El Mundo Deportivo last month, which said Los Che have identified the Spain international as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen – who has been linked with a summer exit.In what could be a chain of transfers, Chelsea may move for Ajax shot-stopper Andre Onana and allow their club record signing to depart on a loan deal, while Cillessen may join Ajax.Kepa, 25, replaced Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one – with the Belgian international instead moving to Real Madrid – following his €80m move from Athletic Club Bilbao in 2018 and has established himself as the team’s number one shot-stopper.However, Willy Caballero, 38, replaced Kepa between the sticks for Frank Lampard’s side during a run of matches in February including crucial games against Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.The Spaniard has been reinstated in Chelsea’s side but long-term doubts remain on his form and future at the club.Read Also: Liverpool will struggle to match Man Utd dominance, says SolskjaerKepa has often been selected as the Spanish national team goalkeeper ahead of David De Gea but his fallout at Stamford Bridge may harm his chances.The goalkeeper is said to be prioritising minutes next season ahead of the 2021 European Championships and now wants to leave London.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Valencia are considering signing Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on a two-year loan deal, as outlined by Marca.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

Martin wins finale to clinch Nebraska Sprint Series crown

first_imgSprint Series of Nebraska Champion Jason Martin. (Photo by Joe Orth)LINCOLN, Neb. – Jason Martin couldn’t have picked a better night to win his first Sprint Series of Nebraska feature of the season.Martin became the sixth different winner in as many IMCA EMI RaceSaver tour events on championship night at U.S. 30 Speedway. The victory made him the series champion by all of one point over Joey Danley.“We never really set out to race for points. We race for wins,” said Martin, from Lincoln and a 20-year veteran of the winged division. “U.S. 30 is a track where I’ve been successful at in the past. It just fits my driving style but we had so many rainouts in the series and a lot of them (four) were at Columbus.”Despite the rainouts and the resulting pro-rated bonus points, Martin was fourth in the national standings. He had five feature wins, including specials at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway and Dodge City Raceway Park, along with 12 top five finishes.His 26 starts came at tracks in four states.“I like to travel and we’ve had good luck with traveling series in the past,” Martin said. The 305s work out good for our budget, traveling expenses, everything.”Closer to home, he was a two-time feature winner at Eagle Raceway. Martin was third in the Sprint Nationals main event and topped the $1,000 to win Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions during the Labor Day Weekend special.“Eagle is fun to go to. Sprint Cars are an ultra competitive class there with more and more cars every year. It’s a fun place to race,” Martin said. “Eagle and Columbus are my two favorite places to race in Nebraska.”Starts: 6Wins: 1Additional Top Fives: 4HIS CREW: Kaleb Gaines, wife Amber and sons Chase and Reece, and car owner Brad Ball.HIS SPONSORS: Trucks Plus and Midwest Linings, both of Omaha; Speedway Motors, EMI, Allstar Dent & Detail and Deuces Wild Powder Coating, all of Lincoln; Competition Suspension of Brownsburg, Ind.; Myer’s Racing Engines of Ness City, Kan.; and family and friends.last_img read more

New Hammers deal for Jaaskelainen

first_img The Finland stopper lost his outright first-choice status to the Spaniard as the Hammers dug their way out of a potential relegation battle to finish 13th in the Barclays Premier League. Manager Sam Allardyce brought Jaaskelainen to the Premier League with Bolton in 1997, and snapped him up again in 2012. West Ham bosses have retained Allardyce as manager despite a clear directive for more free-flowing attacking football next season. Former Tottenham and England striker Teddy Sheringham has joined the club as attack coach, and Allardyce is aiming to drive the Hammers to a more balanced campaign next term. Jaaskelainen knows it will be vital for West Ham to secure early victories to improve on this season’s effort. “It was a bit disappointing as in the early part things didn’t really work out because we didn’t really score enough goals and then we got injury problems,” he said. “If you look at it, we finished 13th, having had a difficult season, so it’s not the end of the world. We have to make sure we’re ready for this coming season. “In our first season back in the Premier League, we started well, but this time we didn’t get those points on the board early on and that’s what created the pressure and all the injuries just made it worse. “We have to make sure we’re ready for this coming season so we can start well.” Press Association Jussi Jaaskelainen will renew his battle with Adrian for West Ham’s starting goalkeeper berth next term after signing a new one-year deal with the Hammers. Allardyce captured Adrian from Real Betis last summer though, with the 27-year-old often dislodging Jaaskelainen in his first Upton Park campaign. Jaaskelainen could have sought a nailed-on starting role elsewhere, but decided instead to commit to a third season with the Hammers. “I’m delighted to sign for another season and I’m really looking forward to it,” said the 56-cap Finland international. “Hopefully I can put in a proper challenge to get a starting place again. Physically, I feel good now and I felt good last season so I hope I can carry on from there and play football. “You never know what is going to happen next season, but the only thing in my mind is to get myself ready to play. “I am looking forward so that when that next chance comes, I will be in the right shape and right frame of mind to take it. “That’s all I’m thinking about now. Obviously we all know that, whoever is in the squad, we all want to fight for that starting place, so let’s see. We’re all looking forward to next season. “I want to try my best and I’m going to give it a proper go to play well, so the first thing I have to do is look after myself to make sure I’m in good shape and a good frame of mind.” last_img read more