Fruit and fungi

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaLearn all about texture in landscape designs, the mysteries of mushrooms and the chances of growing bananas in Georgia on “Gardening in Georgia” Sept. 13 and 15. “Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.Go along with show host Walter Reeves as he visits The Cloister’s landscape designer Bryce Frazier. She takes Reeves through the Sea Island resort’s expansive gardens, shows how to landscape around a large water feature and explains how she chooses plants for texture.Uncover the secrets to mushrooms as Reeves, a retired UGA Cooperative Extension agent and Georgia gardening expert, talks to Mary Woehrel at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens about the fascinating fungi.Could Georgia one day boast a banana crop? Growing them in south Georgia is a real possibility. UGA Extension economist Greg Fonsah has a small plantation in Savannah. He and Reeves explore the varieties he’s evaluating for cold-hardiness. Could “Rhino Horn” and “Cuban Red” become household names for bananas?”Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by GPB and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Each show is geared to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.The 2007 season is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. For more on “Gardening in Georgia,” visit read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Lynchburg, Virginia

first_imgOnly thirty miles from the A.T. and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg, Virginia may be on of the South’s most underrated mountain towns. With a paved rail to trail downtown called the Black Water Creek Trail, Lynchburg supports a vibrant running community and is even considered by some to be a hotbed of southern ultra running. It’s also home to an innovative, year-round skiing complex at the Liberty Mountain Snow Flex Centre.If you’re looking for paddling opportunities in the area look no further than the easy flowing James River, which flows right through the heart of town. Popular with canoeists, kayakers, and inner tubers alike, the slow flowing James can be accessed by way of a canoe ramp located below Scotts Mill Dam.Cudas_IB_0814_2Did you know? The Liberty Mountain Snow Flex Center was the first year-round skiing facility to be introduced in the United States.Vote now at!last_img read more

Staying relevant in the age of disruption

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There is tremendous pressure to understand what consumers want. Established players must adapt quickly to defend their market share, remain relevant, stay competitive and grow.A report from SAP and Bain & Company warns that financial industry outsiders are challenging the status quo, putting 32% of banking revenues at risk by 2020. These disrupters are actively pushing into every part of the financial services sector. They’re basically telling traditional institutions, “Hey, I can innovate faster than you can evolve.”And while these disruptive companies are outsiders, they are not small. LendingClub has nearly $6 billion dollars in active loans. Social Finance, which refinances education loans, received a billion dollars of private equity money. These companies aren’t run by bankers or insurance executives — these are former employees of companies like Google and Twitter, with a lot of money behind them. They understand that consumers want a different experience and different product features, and they understand where those two things intersect.BankingConsumers of all ages are shifting how they research, shop for and buy products, which, in turn, changes how financial institutions market to them. But Millennials, the largest demographic segment out there, behave differently than previous generations. This is having a rapid and profound effect on the banking industry, creating ripe opportunities for disrupters to come in and challenge the status quo. continue reading »last_img read more

The credit union way: Extreme member service

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dan Berger B. Dan Berger became NAFCU president and CEO on Aug. 1, 2013. He joined NAFCU in January 2006 as senior vice president of government affairs overseeing five divisions including legislative … Web: Details In 1967, a group of credit unions formed NAFCU to fulfill a need in the marketplace – the industry needed a strong, assertive voice in Washington to represent them at the federal level. And 52 years later, NAFCU is still that voice, growing stronger each year alongside our members, while remaining steadfast in our relentless approach to advocacy.This year, the credit union industry celebrated the 85th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Credit Union Act, establishing credit unions and setting a precedent of community outreach and responsible products within the financial services sector.There is a reason that 118 million Americans and counting have put their trust in our not-for-profit, cooperative industry. There is also a reason that NAFCU has seen its membership grow 37 percent over the last six years, and now represents 51 percent of the industry’s assets.That reason? Extreme member service.Every day, credit unions go above and beyond for their members, whether it is offering responsible products and services or a helping hand within their communities in times of need. Credit unions are proof that a member-focused mission results in growth, no matter the attacks or challenges posed by bankers.Amid the partial government shutdown earlier this year, credit unions proactively stepped up and extended a helping hand to impacted federal workers. When natural disasters struck, countless credit unions – big and small – sent gift cards, donated food and water, and reinvested in affected communities.Extreme member service is also what NAFCU provides the credit union industry. Our compliance team answered more than 10,000 member questions in 2019. Our government affairs team led industry efforts to have over 20 bipartisan bills introduced in Congress, and our research team connected representatives from member credit unions with six Federal Reserve Banks nationwide.The NAFCU team, as a whole, answered the call to serve the industry and understood that advocacy is something that happens every day. On a daily basis, we put ourselves in front of key policy and decision makers, including elected officials to ensure credit unions have a seat at the table.We are driven by our mission to strengthen credit unions and provide extreme member service. Together, NAFCU and the credit union industry achieved amazing wins this year. Check out our 2019 accomplishments to see highlights of those victories.I previously shared these sentiments on an episode of The CUInsight Experience. Looking towards 2020, it will undoubtedly be a busy time in Washington, but NAFCU is prepared to continue fighting on your behalf.We are excited to move full speed ahead with NAFCU’s bold advocacy agenda and resources, responsive compliance assistance, and forward-looking education and training programs.My colleagues and I look forward to continuing to serve the industry in 2020, and if you are interested in growing with us, do not hesitate to reach out. The NAFCU team stands ready to help… because to us, it’s personal.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concert & Events May 26–June 1

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York (Hed) PEThis California-based band’s style is referred to as “G-punk”, a mix of punk rock and rap on full display in their groovy hit single “Bartender.” Warming up the crowd will be The Veer Union, Everybody Panic, Fight Of The Century, One Day Waiting and After Augustine. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $18. 6:30 p.m. May 26Raise The RoofRivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio to embark on a 10-year pursuit—to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue. Leading over 300 students and professionals from 16 countries, the Browns grapple not just with the echoes of World War II when these buildings were destroyed by the Nazis, but also with warped timbers, tricky paints, and period hand tools. By the end of the project, they have done more than reconstruct a lost synagogue: they have recovered a lost world. The screening includes a discussion with Elisha Katz, a Brandeis University Arts Honors student who participated in this project. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. May 26.City Alley, Foam & The FulcrumCity Alley is a trio from Long Island whose music is a mix of many different styles of music and remains true to their roots. Foam is a band that specializes in covering party rock music, and has been a huge draw for the club scene. The Fulcrum is a local alt-rock trio from whose music has been described as emotional and dynamic. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $10. 8 p.m. May 26.Thoroughly Modern MillieTaking audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York, this six-time Tony award winning musical is described as a “highly spirited romp.” Capturing the spirit of New York and the hope of finding oneself is a prevalent theme in the story of Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl who comes to the big city to marry for money at a time where women were starting to enter the workforce. With robbery, white slavery rings, flappers and flirtation, this happily ever after show is full of wild adventures and hijinks. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. $69-$74. May 26-June 10.Jacqueline SingerThis local author will be speaking and signing her new book, Prohibition on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. May 27.Hector AcostaDominican singer Hector Acosta got his start as the lead singer for the band Los Toros, but soon went on to gain individual success with the release of his debut album, Sigo Siendo Yo (Still Being Me). Known for his performances of Merengue and Bachata music, many of his singles such as “Me Vio Llorar” (“She Saw Me Crying”) and “Tu Veneno” (“Your Poison”) gained prevalence, and his album Obligame (Obligate Me) received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical album. His dynamic personality and rhythmic music has made him a central figure in merengue music. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $40. 9:30 p.m. May 27.Freedom Fair / Music Festival CarnivalRides, games, food and bands including Upright Man, City Alley, Matt Grabowski, Dave Diamond, Mark Newman, Memphis Crawl, Craving Strange, Zofolk, Youth Be Told Featuring Katie Zimmer and many more as well as attractions and performances for children including contortionists, jugglers, magicians, and huge light shows. Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 6-10:30 p.m. May 27, 1-10:30 p.m. May 28 and 1-6 p.m. May 29.William Floyd Estate ReopeningThe historic William Floyd Estate reopens for the summer with an exhibit titled “Recollections, Collections and 100 Selections,” featuring 100 never-before-seen a variety of artifacts throughout the Old Mastic House. William Floyd Estate, Park Drive, Mastic Beach. Free. May 27 through Nov. 11.Robbie RosenLong-Island-native Robbie Rosen was a fan favorite on season 10 of American Idol in 2011, after scoring a spot in the Top 16. After Idol, Rosen went on to study music at Hofstra University.  His debut EP, “Just Like a Rose,” shows his growth since his time on the hit TV show, which concluded in April. Rosen’s lush vocals are featured in Lush & Simon and Gazzo’s new album, Wasted Love, released online April 8. Opening the show will be Sarah Barrios, Gianni Paci, Amanda Borell and Monique Reyes. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. $15. 1:30 p.m. May 28.Jo KoyStand-up comedian Jo Koy has appeared on The Tonight Show and has had a special on Comedy Central. In addition, Jo Koy joined Carlos Mencia on tour and has made appearances on shows like VH1 I love the 70’s (plus the 80’s and 90’s) and Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest. The Washington native is also well known for creating the Jo Koy Foundation which hosts a “Hilarity for Charity” show which features Koy himself and a number of surprise comedic acts. The proceeds are donated to The Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$40. 8 p.m. May 28.Frank Latorre And The KingbeesThe Kingbees’ bluesy rock-n-roll sound holds true to that of their lead vocalist, Jamie James, recognizable as the late guitarist in Steppenwolf. The Kingbees have represented Long Island 4 times at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Besides being recognized as Gormuart’s “Favorite Long Island Artist” in 2010 for his artwork, Frank Latorre is a 4-time winner of the International Blues Challenge and helped contribute to Johnny Winter’s Grammy-winning album, Step Back. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $10. 8 p.m. May 28.Scott Stapp: The Voice Of CreedSince another Creed reunion appears unlikely, catch the post-grunge rock band’s former frontman who turned his Grammy-winning hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a charity. Supporting acts inlcude Seldom, Rockett Queen and Dead Superstar. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $25, $30 DOS. 7 p.m. May 28.Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland is known for his appearances in movies like The Lost Boys (1987) and the award winning mini-series 24. Recently, the actor has decided to change career paths and pursue music. Sutherland used to play the guitar alone in his trailer while on set and has been practicing for over ten years. It wasn’t until he befriended producer and songwriter Jude Cole that he decided to come out as a musician. The actor turned country artist will be launching his music career with a number of shows on Long Island.  w/ opening act Austin Plaine. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansett. 7 p.m. May 28.Tracy MorganThe former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star amazingly survived a devastating car crash and has made a miraculous recovery. He made his first public appearance at last year’s Emmy Awards, and is now ready to hit the stage once again. We expect Morgan’s sense of humor hasn’t changed all that much. Definitely only for a mature crowd. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $95-$150. 8 p.m. May 28.U.S. Navy Blue AngelsBethpage Air Show at Jones BeachFor the first time the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will feature a trio of jet teams, including the acclaimed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, which will be making its seventh such appearance at the popular summer kick-off event. This lineup for year’s air show also boasts rookie flight squad, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, as well as legendary aerobatic performer, Sean D. Tucker and his custom-built Oracle Challenger II. Rounding out the rest of the jet team will be the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and the Breitling Jet Team, a civilian aerobatics team, which will be making its second appearance at the venerable air show. Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. May 28, 29.Adam FerraraThe stand-up comedian and actor who Entertainment Weekly dubbed “Hilarious” hosts the critically acclaimed BBC sensation, Top Gear US, airing on the History Channel. He has also co-starred alongside Kevin James in the hit movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop and in Definitely Maybe with Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. $14-$32. 7 p.m. May 29.Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin ExperienceLike father, like son, that’s the essence of Jason Bonham’s critically acclaimed tribute to the music his dad, John Bonham, brought to millions as the drummer for The Almighty Led Zeppelin. For two nights, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will let fans relive some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll ever made. This show is more than a tribute—it’s a celebration. From their 1969 debut to Zep’s second, fourth, and Physical Graffiti masterpieces, plus a heavy serving of deep cuts and smash hits, this is a must-see, must-listen show. Jason Bonham has won respect as a drummer in his own right, too, earning a Grammy Award for his work on Led Zep’s Celebration Day, and he’s also gotten kudos performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Center. So “ramble on” over there, or take the stairway to you know where!  NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. May 31.New York Jets Town HallThe New York Jets are back! Well, kind of. Although season doesn’t officially kick off until September, the Jets Town Hall will convene on Tuesday. The 2015 season was a heartbreaker for the club, missing the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Heading into 2016, team leadership will meet fans, field questions and discuss plans for the upcoming season. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. Free. 7 p.m. June 1.-Compiled by Kate Nalepinski, Leo Capobianco, Ellie Schoeffel, Olivia Booth, Michael Harris and Timothy BolgerFeatured photo: The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation above Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis)last_img read more

The takeover

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Dennis Bergkamp claims Arsene Wenger made a tactical mistake that sparked Arsenal’s decline

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Dennis Bergkamp claims Arsene Wenger made a tactical mistake that sparked Arsenal’s decline Advertisement Arsenal’s decline coincided with Dennis Bergkamp’s departure from the club after the 2006 Champions League final (Picture: Getty)Dennis Bergkamp believes Arsenal’s decline under Arsene Wenger was sparked by a tactical error and his decision to dispense with a 4-4-2 formation which had yielded so much success.Wenger masterminded three Premier League title-winning campaigns in the space of six years between 1998 and 2004 with Bergkamp in the No.10 role, supplying the ammunition for Nicolas Anelka, before he was replaced by his compatriot Thierry Henry.As Wenger started to break up his Invincibles, however, so he began tinkering with formations and relying on a sole striker. That system helped the club reach its first and only Champions League final in Bergkamp’s last season with the club, but the Dutch legend believes it was at that point that his old boss became obsessed with dominating the midfield and neglecting his forward line. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked by his former teammate Martin Keown why the second half of Wenger’s reign was nowhere near as successful as the first, Bergkamp said: ‘Arsene started experimenting. Dennis Bergkamp enjoyed the most successful period of his career under former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal after 2006, there was too much midfield play. There were no players going into attack, and only one striker who was lonely.’And Keown, himself, appeared to concur, adding: ‘With five in midfield. Instead of having you there, he had Cesc Fabregas. You would start high then drift into midfield. 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‘Then Wenger reversed it. Then the player started deep and went high, as Fabregas did. ‘Many years later, I spoke with a big-name winger at Arsenal. I asked him: ‘Why do you always stay wide?’ Play with freedom. Be instinctive. That’s what the boss wants.’MORE: Martin Keown explains the mistake Arsenal made with William SalibaMORE: Arsenal complete the signing of free agent George LewisFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 May 2020 3:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShareslast_img read more

Ensuring that justice remains accessible is a noble goal

first_imgLocalNews Ensuring that justice remains accessible is a noble goal by: – September 22, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 48 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Legal scales. Image via:peterdaou.comDirector of the Legal Aid Clinic Noreen John says that ensuring justice remains accessible is a noble goal.Ms John who was addressing a special sitting of the High Court of Justice in Roseau to mark the opening of the 2011/2012 law term, said the members of the legal fraternity must also ensure that justice is delivered in a fair manner and in reasonable time.“For us in the legal profession, ensuring that justice is accessible where those needs are justified should remain for us a noble goal. Life experiences have shown that maintaining justice can form the basis of proper ordering of society. For us too in the legal profession, the eyes of the public are constantly on us and we should continue to strive to ensure that justice is continued to be delivered in a fair manner and within reasonable time.”According to the Director, the Legal Aid Clinic, legal problems are everyday ones and the Clinic plays a major role in ensuring that many less fortunate members of society have access to legal services.“Legal problems are everyday issues; people get divorced, people die, accidents occur, people lose jobs or victimized in the workplace, partners with families and do not support their children, people experience problems in relationships, some are deprived of inheritance, and there may be need for compensation or redress and the list goes on. For many in difficult financial circumstances, having access to a legal aid service when a marriage breaks down or when the family is abandoned or when there is violence, abuse can enable women; some of them can also be men but they’re generally women, social service can enable those persons to take control of their lives lessening the stress, lessening the fear from violence and uncertainty and generally helping to improve their bargaining positions.”Ms John further explained that the Legal Aid Clinic‘s aim is to provide quality legal service to the public at an affordable rate.In related news, Former Attorney General of Dominica Mr Henry Dyer says while the legal profession has always has been a noble one, which the public depends on. “The legal Profession has always been a noble profession and over the years we have come under serious attack somehow sometimes justifiably. but I think we need to understand and look at ourselves and realize that it is in fact a noble profession and it is in fact a profession that the public relies on.”Mr Dyer further told his comrades in the legal fraternity that it is their responsibility to uphold the supreme law of the land which is the constitution.“I believe that we as lawyers have a responsibility to uphold the constitution and when we see people trying to infringe the Constitution we should be quick to say ‘Oh, oh no. This is our constitution the supreme law of the land.’ So I would hope that we as lawyers rethink and look at the constitution of Dominica and at all times try to uphold it.” Mr. Dyer also described the establishment of the Legal Aid Clinic as an important one which assists provides many citizens with access to legal services.He further called on the government to ensure that the Clinic ‘plays a more important part towards the administration of justice in Dominica.’Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Johnson to rest ankle injury

first_img A statement published on the club’s official website read: “After being examined by the club’s medical staff at Melwood, Johnson is required to rest his ankle this week. “A further review will then take place to check stability and decide on further management. “Therefore, Liverpool have not put a timeframe on Johnson’s return to fitness at this stage.” The 29-year-old limped off the pitch after 78 minutes of the 1-0 win and, after leaving Anfield wearing a protective boot, he was forced to withdraw from the England squad that will face Moldova and Ukraine. Liverpool have not offered a prognosis for the former Chelsea player’s recovery but prescribed at least one week of rest. Press Associationcenter_img Liverpool have not put a timescale on Glen Johnson’s return from injury after confirming the right-back suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s Barclays Premier League victory over Manchester United.last_img read more

Rooney urges fixture list rethink

first_img “It is not easy playing two games in two days and you do lose a lot of the quality from both teams,” said Rooney. “It is difficult. We started so well in the first half but in the second half it was tough and hopefully in the future it has to change. “It will probably take someone getting a really bad injury from doing it (playing twice in two days), which no-one wants to see, but it is very demanding and I think it does need looking at. “With the weather as well, with the fans coming from London or travelling from Manchester, it has been tough. It is a lot of money to spend over Christmas as well. But it is what it is, we have to deal with that and have to try and perform well.” It would have come as a surprise to many that Van Gaal opted to name an unchanged side having questioned the logic behind playing twice in such a short space of time. The Dutchman has never kept the same XI and neither did his predecessor David Moyes during his ill-fated spell at Old Trafford, with the last unchanged United side named under Sir Alex Ferguson in November 2012. Rooney may have been left bemoaning the fixture pile-up as United missed the opportunity to close the gap on the Premier League’s top two, with both Chelsea and Manchester City drawing later in the day, but he insisted he will always want to be a part of the side and that preparations started immediately after the Spurs game for the New Year’s Day trip to Stoke. “As a player you want to play,” he said. The Manchester United and England skipper scored twice in the 3-1 Boxing Day victory over Newcastle and lined up again less than 48 hours later as Louis van Gaal named the same starting XI for Sunday’s goalless draw at Tottenham. The Red Devils boss labelled the match at White Hart Lane as “ugly” and a “struggle for life”, and with more calls than ever for the Premier League to address the Christmas fixture congestion, his captain was left in agreement. “It is tough, but you want to play and try and help the team win. If you look at all the games (on Sunday) towards the end then they will all lose a lot of quality. “We need to do our recovery properly and be ready for Stoke. We will go and prepare right now, get plenty of food and drink down us to hydrate.” United beat Stoke 2-1 at Old Trafford at the start of December, with Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata on the scoresheet, but following the north London stalemate they will travel to the Britannia Stadium with only two wins on the road since Van Gaal took charge. “We created enough chances in the first half and should have been two, possibly even three, nil up and it was disappointing to go in 0-0 and in the second half it was a bit scrappy,” Rooney said of the Tottenham result. “We defended well, there were a lot of crosses into the box and we defended them well – I think that was always going to happen.” Wayne Rooney has called for a change to the congested festive fixture list before the exertion leads to a serious injury. Press Associationlast_img read more