The Georgia Cotton Commission recently recognized two University of Georgia Cooperative Extension professionals for their work in the cotton industry.Stephanie Hollifield, Brooks County Extension coordinator, was presented this year’s Senior King Cotton Award. Ty Torrance, Grady County agricultural and natural resources agent, was presented the Allen B. Fulford Award. Both were recognized at this year’s Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting held in Dublin, Georgia, from Nov. 4-6.Hollifield, who also serves as an agriculture and natural resources agent, hosts producer education programs regarding agronomics and defoliation and conducts county research on cotton. Hollifield focuses her research trials on issues important to local growers, including areolate mildew, planter downforce and defoliation tank mixes.Torrance joined Extension in 2015 and previously served producers in Decatur, Schley and Marion counties. He serves as a member of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s Research Advisory Committee, which analyzes and makes recommendations on research programs funded by the commission. He also participates in the UGA Cotton Team’s on-farm variety trials, a program designed to inform producers on yield and fiber quality data from the numerous commercial cotton varieties available to farmers statewide.This is the 19th year the Georgia Cotton Commission has sponsored the King Cotton Awards to recognize the outstanding contributions of county agents to Georgia cotton producers. The Senior Award is for agents with 10 or more years of experience, while the Junior Award, named the Allen B. Fulford Award, is for agents with less than 10 years of service.The Georgia Cotton Commission was established in 1965 and is a producer-funded organization located in Perry, Georgia. Georgia cotton producers pay an assessment that enables the commission to invest in programs of research, promotion and education on behalf of all cotton producers in Georgia.For more information about the Georgia Cotton Commission, call 478-988-4235 or go to www.georgiacottoncommission.org. (Taylor Sills is the Director of Public Affairs for the Georgia Cotton Commission).
Burlington, VT — June 9, 2005 Four women-owned businesses in Chittenden County have come together during the month of June to donate 5% of their combined profits to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Burlington.Creative Thymes Catering, Jill Myers for Mary Kay Cosmetics, the Makeup Artist Guild and Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties are all members of the Women Business Owners Network, Chittenden Country Chapter and all ready to donate to the Food Shelf. “As local business owners we support programs such as the food shelf not only with our own contributions, but by reminding others of the need for year-round donations, Teresa Davis of the Makeup Artist Guild commented. It is amazing what can be accomplished if everyone does a little bit.”Wanda Hines, Executive Director of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, emphasized that the month of June is a quiet donation month, making this donation timely and necessary. “Hunger doesn’t take a vacation, explained Wanda. The support of these four women business owners is greatly appreciated and a fine example of local businesses supporting local services.”These four women business owners believe their efforts will serve as an incentive to other business owners to donate to the Food Shelf at this time of the year. Each business offers something unique for this time of year including weddings, graduations, family reunions, special events and Fathers Day.” Creative Thymes Catering, owned and operated by Gail Benson, specializes in family and corporate celebrations of all kinds, personalized cooking classes, and Culinary Get-Away Weekends. Creative Thymes Catering may be reach at telephone 802-660-9865, or e-mail address email@example.com(link sends e-mail).” Jill Meyers is an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Jill can be reached at telephone 802-862-2120 or 1-888-768-2102, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail), or at website www.marykay.com/jillmeyers(link is external).” The Makeup Artist Guild, owned and operated by Teresa Davis, is an association of professional makeup artists, estheticians and hair stylists. They provide on-location services for your Vermont wedding or special event. Visit them on-line at www.makeupartistguild.com(link is external) or call 1-800-728-4167.” Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties, owned by Gloria Salvanelli, is a gourmet Italian food basket business for holidays, special occasions and events, as well as corporate functions. All foods, except for DellAmores Sauce and the Croccante, are authentic Italian foods imported from Italy. Visit Salvanellis on-line at www.salvanellis.com(link is external), via e-mail at email@example.com(link sends e-mail), or telephone 802-951-2523.I like to donate to the Food Shelf as one way to give back to a community that has supported me in my business, said Independent Beauty Consultant Jill Meyers. Its a wonderful community resource, seconded Gail Benson of Creative Thymes.When you make your purchases during the month of June, why not contact one or more of the businesses listed above. A portion of their June profits will directly benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. If you are a business interested in donating the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, please contact Wanda Hines, Director, at 802-658-7939.
Bolton Valley Resort,The minute temperatures dropped into the ‘snowmaking zone,’ Bolton Valley snowmakers were at the ready, firing up the snowguns last night in anticipation of the area’s opening for the 2011-2012 ski and snowboard season on Saturday, Dec. 10. Snowmakers will make snow whenever temperatures permit.‘It’s been a challenging few weeks with warm temperatures but the cold weather is dropping in at the right time for us ‘ about one week out from opening day’which is about the amount of time we need to get trails open for the season,’ said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing. ‘While some natural snow would be nice, so long as it stays cold and dry, we’ll continue to make our own storm.’Bolton received 5-7 inches of snow the day before Thanksgiving in its first official snowstorm of the season, however warmer temperatures made that natural snow disappear. On average, Bolton receives more than 300 inches of natural snow annually.Plans for opening day weekend include shopping, festivities and the arrival of Santa in nearby Waterbury on Friday night, the sampling of treats from some of Vermont’s finest food purveyors plus the Eastern Mountain Sports Telemark Demo Day on Saturday. Santa will be the closing act for day skiing and riding at Bolton (night skiing is from 4-8 p.m.) as Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive around 4:00 p.m. and lead a tree lighting ceremony at the ski area.For updates on opening day and snow conditions, guests should visit www.boltonvalley.com(link is external).Bolton Valley is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 70 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park.Bolton Valley was the first in Vermont and the second in the U.S. to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. Approximately 88km of high elevation Nordic terrain, a complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests. BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (Dec. 3, 2011) ‘ Photo courtesy Bolton Valley Resort
This isn’t a poll — it’s a showdown. This year we pit our outdoor towns against one another at random, and fans can vote in as many match-ups as they want until the very end.Editors have narrowed the field to 36 contenders, listed below. They are mountain biking meccas, whitewater oases, climbing paradises, and hiking nirvanas. Voting runs through the end of August, and winners will be highlighted in the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.Is the bracket dead? No, but brackets are everywhere now. Likewise, polls can benefit those who mobilize the biggest social media effort or send all their friends online to vote all day long. This new format will make for more accurate results since the town match-ups are determined randomly and readers can vote indefinitely.Each of our 36 editor-selected best towns of the Blue Ridge Mountains will be pitted against each other at random until fans determine a winner on August 31!What’s the Top Outdoor Town in the South? That’s up to you to decide.Click here to begin voting!The 36 finalists in the 2014 Top Towns Contest include:Ohiopyle, Pa.Deep Creek Lake, Md.Morgantown, W.Va.Davis, W.Va.Fayetteville, W.Va.Summersville, W.Va.Shepherdstown, W.Va.Charlottesville, Va.Richmond, Va.Harrisonburg, Va.Abingdon, Va.Damascus, Va.Roanoke, Va.Lynchburg, Va.Lexington, Va.Louisville, Ky.Prestonsburg, Ky.Elkhorn City, Ky.Chattanooga, Tenn.Knoxville, Tenn.Gatlinburg, Tenn.Brevard, N.C.Asheville, N.C.Boone-Blowing Rock, N.C.Bryson City, N.C.Charlotte, N.C.Morganton, N.C.Eden, N.C.Hot Springs, N.C.Robbinsville, N.C.Cherokee, N.C.Greenville, S.C.Ellijay, Ga.Blue Ridge, Ga.Blairsville, Ga.Helen, Ga.Rules and Regulations: Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine Top Town of 2014 contest will run online from August 1 to August 31 at 5 p.m. EST. All votes will be checked for validity and Summit Publishing reserves the right to eliminate votes for any reason and to select a winner due to a tie or fraudulent voting.
These days, the 2008 Global Financial Crisis is a thing of the past for many North Americans. For most consumers the only reminders are recent news stories about the ongoing financial crisis in Greece. It’s a different story for financial institutions who are still dealing with a Financial Crisis Hangover. During the summer of 2008, as the crisis was in its outset, consumer confidence in financial institutions was at a near all-time low. People didn’t know who to trust or what to believe anymore.However, reports released earlier in 2015 suggest that things are on an upswing. Research from the UK suggests that customer satisfaction levels with financial institutions have doubled since 2012. Closer to home, a report released by the University of Michigan indicates that consumer confidence in financial institutions is rising though consumer confidence levels were not quite back at pre-Financial Crisis levels.On a more powerful note, the University of Michigan report also reveals that consumer confidence with credit unions has actually risen steadily over the past 25 years. Even when consumer confidence levels with other FIs dipped during 2008 and 2011, confidence in credit unions continued to rise! As consumers became increasingly distrustful of big banks and institutions, their faith in the sense of community and familiarity they received from credit unions grew.Credit union marketers have always needed to foster meaningful connections with their member base. They must nurture existing members while also finding ways to add to their member base. In this post–Financial Crisis, there’s never been a better time for credit unions to ramp up their customer acquisition marketing.Credit Unions and Referral Marketing: A Perfect Match!Marketers at credit unions must respond to the ways consumers now determine what a financial institution is for them. There has been a shift in social and cultural perceptions; large banks and FIs no longer have the upper hand. Consumers have shown they do not want to be treated like an anonymous account number. They also want more visibility in to who they are trusting with their hard earned dollars. This is a win for credit unions! The idea that CUs are small fish in a big pond no longer holds true. Credit unions have exactly what today’s consumer wants from their financial institution: a sense of community and service tailored to their individual needs: something they would feel good about sharing with friends and family.Referral marketing is quite possibly the most successful and cost-efficient way for businesses to acquire new customers. However, only 39% of marketers use referral marketing on a regular basis. Of the companies that do, 45% consistently acquire upwards of 35% of their new customers from referrals. A referral marketing program allows credit unions to provide members with a more personalized and involved marketing experience by inviting existing members to promote their brand to potential new members. This is perfect for targeting a consumer base that is slowly starting to rebuild their financial confidence. A referral program also allows credit unions to reward their members for successful referrals.Aside from being a perfect fit for consumers who want to engage with a financial institution on an individual and more meaningful level, there are numerous other benefits to referral marketing for credit unions including:People trust referrals from those they know seven times more than traditional advertisingA referred customer has a 16% higher lifetime value than a non-referred customerCredit union referral programs have been shown to reduce the average cost per acquisition by half or moreUnlike traditional marketing, referral marketing allows members to be active participants in their credit union’s marketing campaigns. This illustrates to members that they are valuable and important to a credit union and their wider community. Consumer sentiment is in a sweet spot for credit unions right now and combined with referral marketing, a credit union can grow their member base while increasing consumers’ financial confidence and satisfaction. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Rob Goehring Rob Goehring is the CEO of RewardStream, a leader in automated referral marketing solutions for credit unions, financial services and telecommunications companies. Rob has 20 years experience leading high growth … Web: www.rewardstream.com Details
From the opening until September 18.9.2017, XNUMX. the camps accomplished 18.286.462 overnight stays, ie an increase in the number of overnight stays compared to last year of 8,5%, while only in September (from September 1.9 to September 18.9), unfortunately due to daily rains, the number of arrivals and overnight stays decreased by -4%.By countries of origin, all year round: Germany + 14,4%, the Netherlands + 6,7%, Austria + 6,4%, Slovenia -0,9% and Italy – 2,3%. Of the other countries, we especially point out the increase in Denmark, + 14,2% – and interestingly, it is one of the few countries with a plus in the 9th month (as much as + 33,4%).At the annual level, 85 million realized overnight staysFrom January to August, foreign tourists accounted for 13.3 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 75.3 million overnight stays (+13 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases of 9 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays. In the period from January to August, the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in Istria (23.4 million overnight stays), Kvarner (15.8 million overnight stays) and the Split-Dalmatia County (15.7 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 11.6 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 6.7 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 6 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 2.8 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1.5 million overnight stays. 1.4 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+18 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (470 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (221 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (118 thousand overnight stays).During the first eight months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (16.6 million overnight stays), Slovenia (8.9 million overnight stays), Austria (6.2 million overnight stays), Poland (5.6 million overnight stays) and Italy (4.7 million overnight stays). overnight stays are Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Split, Mali Lošinj, Crikvenica, Pula and Novalja. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (10 million overnight stays), hotels (31 million overnight stays) and camps (19 million overnight stays), while 16.3 million overnight stays (+2.4 percent) were realized in nautical charter.UNWTO: In Europe, the growth in the number of tourists of 8 percent By the way, according to the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), in the first half of 2017 there were almost 600 million tourists in the world, which is 6 percent more than in the same period last year. The UNWTO announced its half-yearly results in world tourism in a new tourism barometer, noting that a 6 percent increase in foreign tourists means that nearly 40 million more have traveled the world than in the past six months, the strongest increase since 2010. years.In all regions of the world in the first part of this year there was an increase in foreign tourist arrivals, and the largest, by 9 percent, in the Middle East, while in Europe and Africa the number of tourists increased by 8 percent, in Asia, the Pacific 6 percent and the Americas 3 percent. They also point out the growth in North Africa, which was visited by 16 percent more foreign tourists, and in the Middle East, 9 percent more
Silicon Valley billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg offered dueling views on lockdown measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with Facebook’s Zuckerberg endorsing the measures while Tesla’s Musk condemned them as anti-democratic.Musk, who has often made outspoken and even inflammatory comments on conference calls and on Twitter, said in comments to analysts on Tesla Inc’s earnings call that it was “fascist” to say people cannot leave their homes.”This is not democratic, this is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom,” Musk said. Zuckerberg, on the other hand, in comments on Facebook’s own earnings calls, expressed concerns about easing lockdown measure and said the economic fallout from the pandemic would last longer than people are currently anticipating.”I worry that reopening certain places too quickly before infection rates have been reduced to very minimal levels will almost guarantee future outbreaks and worse longer-term health and economic outcomes,” he said.Both companies are based in the San Francisco Bay area, which was out front in trying to slow the virus’ spread, with the region’s seven counties issuing a joint shelter-in-place order before California issued a statewide order.Electric carmaker Tesla and social media network Facebook have had different experiences under the lockdown. Tesla had initially resisted efforts by California authorities to shut its plant in the Bay Area under the lockdown, until agreeing on March 19 to suspend production. Even so, Tesla on Wednesday reported its third profitable quarter in a row. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, on Wednesday said usage rose during the first quarter amid the widespread lockdowns, although ad revenue plunged in March.Musk did not mince words in criticizing the lockdowns.”So the extension of the shelter-in-place or, frankly, I would call it, forcibly imprisoning people in their homes against all their constitutional rights, in my opinion, breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why people came to America or built this country,” Musk said, swearing to underscore his point.”It will cause great harm, not just to Tesla, but to any companies. And while Tesla will weather the storm, there are many small companies that will not,” he said.Zuckerberg and Musk, who is also chief executive of rocket company SpaceX, have had differences in the past. In 2017, a war of words broke out between the duo over whether robots will become smart enough to kill their human creators.”I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.” Musk tweeted at the time about Zuckerberg, who downplayed Musk’s warnings about the danger of artificial intelligence.In May 2018, Musk made waves on another earnings call when he refused to analysts’ questions, saying that “boring, bonehead questions are not cool.” He later apologized for his remarks. Topics :
Argentina’s coronavirus death toll leapt above 20,000 on Thursday as a large number of previously untallied fatalities were added to the total, emphasizing how the country has gone from regional role model to one of the worst-hit in the world.The South American nation, which slowed the spread of the virus with a strict lockdown in March, reported 14,001 new COVID-19 cases to take the total confirmed infections to 765,002, one of the 10 highest in the world.The health ministry added 3,352 deaths, most of which were from a backlog of fatalities from the province of Buenos Aires, taking the total to 20,288, just behind Russia. Topics : The grains producing nation currently has one of the highest positive rates in the region, with confirmed daily cases versus tests topping 50% over the last week. The government has pledged to ramp up testing.Argentina’s rolling 7-day average of daily cases and fatalities has continued to rise, even as other countries in the region have seen the spread of the virus slow in recent weeks as governments look to reopen their battered economies.
Maupay enraged Arsenal’s players when his barge on Leno resulted in an injury (Picture: Getty)Guendouzi did not let the issue lie and then clashed with Maupay when the striker scored Brighton’s late winner deep into injury time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFirst there was a coming together off the ball, with Guendouzi putting out his arm and lightly catching Maupay, who made the most of the contact and went down in a heap.Then when the full-time whistle was blown, Guendouzi made a beeline for the former Brentford forward and grabbed him by the throat, sparking something of a melee as players from both sides argued with each other.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 ArsenalGuendouzi was led away down the tunnel by assistant coach Steve Round and was widely expected to be given a three-game ban for his actions.However, the Football Association say the incident was seen and reviewed by the VAR at the time, with Michael Oliver in the hotseat at Stockley Park for the game, who felt no further action was required. The young French midfielder clashed repeatedly with his compatriot (Picture: Sky Sports)Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi will face no punishment despite grabbing Brighton’s Neal Maupay around the throat after Saturday’s heated clash at the Amex Stadium.The two Frenchmen tussled verbally and then physically during Brighton’s 2-1 victory, with Guendouzi angry over his compatriot’s involvement in the injury sustained by Bernd Leno in the first half.Maupay jumped into Leno as he claimed the ball, with the German landing awkwardly and having to be stretchered off with what appears to be a serious ACL injury. Referee Martin Atkinson missed the flash points between Maupay and Guendouzi (Picture: Getty)A statement from the FA confirmed: ‘Matteo Guendouzi’s conduct during this incident was not seen by the match officials at the time, but it was subsequently reviewed by the VAR, so he will face no further action.’It added: ‘Brighton and Arsenal have been warned and reminded of their responsibilities following a mass confrontation between their players at the end of the Premier League fixture on Saturday.’Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is already light on options in midfield after Granit Xhaka sustained an injury against Manchester City and will have been fretting over Guendouzi’s availability, though the young Frenchman is free to play against Southampton on Thursday evening.Maupay had stoked the animosity further in his post-match interviewing, saying Arsenal’s players – and the talkative Guendouzi in particular – lacked ‘humility’.MORE: ‘We need to be showing that fight!’ – Arsenal legend Ian Wright defends Matteo Guendouzi over Neal Maupay clashMORE: Neal Maupay reveals what he told Matteo Guendouzi to anger the Arsenal midfielder after the Brighton defeatFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi escapes ban despite grabbing Neal Maupay’s neck Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jun 2020 2:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares
17 Moogara Street, Shailer ParkTHIS near-new home at Shailer Park sold for $870,000 last month – much higher than the median sale price for the suburb.Donna Mills Properties partner Steven Mills, at Elders Real Estate Shailer Park, said the four-bedroom home at 17 Moogara St attracted a lot of interest before it was snapped up.During the roughly five weeks it was on the market, Mr Mills said there were 27 visitors to the home.He said its quality and size made it particularly enticing to potential buyers, as homes like these were hard to come by in the area.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202017 Moogara Street, Shailer Park“One of the things about this particular house was that the people who owned it were builders,” Mr Mills said.A family bought the spacious four-bedroom home, which sits on a 1179sq m block.The median sale price for a house in the suburb was $552,750 to the year ended October 2017, according to the latest CoreLogic market trends data.The median days on the market for a house was 26.Mr Mills said it was one of the best houses that was on the market in the area at the time.“This home is a standout in that particular area,” Mr Mills said.