7 Drought plants

first_imgUGA horticulturists recommend planting verbena bonairiensis, vinca, Mexican sunflower, black-eyed susans, melampodium and wild ageratum if you enjoy annuals. If you prefer perennials, homestead purple verbena, ornamental onions, Brazilian sage, Miss Huff lantana, beebalm, Mexican petunia, native hibiscus, butterfly weed and wild blue phlox are the best drought-tolerant varieties. “These varieties will add color, from baby blue to fiery orange, to the garden landscape,” said UGA Extension floriculture specialist Paul Thomas. “Many of these relish the heat and survive with little extra help from the gardener.” Don’t assume native plants of Georgia will perform well in drought, said Matthew Chappell, a UGA Extension nursery production specialist. “These plants are not adapted to manmade landscapes,” he said. “They are adapted to their native habitats.” When plants are taken out of their native habitats and put into a garden, they usually don’t perform well. Chappell sites the oakleaf hydrangea as an example. “It’s native to the southeast United States and is stunning in its natural environment, which is in a riparian forest and along streams,” he said. “It likes moist soil, but not too wet. It’s persnickety. Once you take it out of its natural habitat, it may under-perform if you do not prepare the planting site to mimic its native habitat.” Thomas says this is one reason scientists “hybridize” plants native species. “Many native plants can live successfully in the woods next to my house, but don’t survive within the borders of my traditional landscapes,” Thomas said. “Native plants do best in their native habitats, and establishing that habitat near a suburban home is very difficult.” Plants that do not do well in drought conditions include New Guinea impatiens, lilies, hostas and hydrangeas. They require a lot of water and can’t tolerate intense heat. Don’t let the drought prevent you from planting your favorite varieties. “If you want a water-loving plant in your garden, there are techniques that will allow for that without tapping into the city water system,” Thomas said. He recommends using rain barrels to collect water. “I kept my hydrangeas alive last summer using water I collected in just one large rain barrel,” he said. “An average roof provides hundreds of gallons of water from a brief rain shower. Use it wisely and your garden will survive.” To retain soil moisture for all plant material, Chappell encourages gardeners to add compost and mulch to their garden soil. These additives help conserve moisture and maintain a constant soil temperature for plants. “The more organic material in the garden, the better the water retention,” he said. Finely-textured mulches, like pine straw, pine bark, hardwood chips and cypress shavings, are the best choices for keeping moisture in the soil. Chappell suggests adding at least three to five inches of mulch to prevent weed competition. By Kristen PlankUniversity of Georgia Volume XXXIIINumber 1Page 7 As Georgia trudges through one of the driest spells in 10 years, it may seem impossible to garden. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say plant selection is the key to gardening success during a drought. last_img read more

MJP panel sets public hearing

first_imgMJP panel sets public hearing October 1, 2001 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News MJP panel sets public hearing Senior EditorA special committee studying issues related to lawyers whose practices span state borders has set a public hearing for January and hopes to make its recommendations in March. The Special Committee on Multijurisdictional Practice, which met September 7 during the Bar’s General Meeting, is charged with preparing a response to an ABA commission which is studying the issue. Chair Richard Gilbert said the ABA panel plans a preliminary report in November and final recommendations submitted by May to the ABA House of Delegates for its August 2002 meeting. That means if the Bar wants to have its input considered, the MJP Committee needs to have its recommendations ready for the Bar Board of Governors’ March meeting. “It’s a complex and difficult area, but I don’t know how high profile it is with [Bar] members yet,” Gilbert said. The basic issue, he said, is what rules apply to lawyers when they handle legal matters that transcend state lines. But within that apparently simple premise are many tricky questions and hypothetical situations, which the committee hopes will be addressed at the January public hearing. As expressed by committee members, those include: • Should the pro hac vice rule be expanded to allow the attorney to perform work before the suit is filed if the work is done in anticipation of the suit being filed? (The proposed amendments to the ABA model rules, known as Ethics 2000, would allow this safe harbor.) • Should an attorney admitted in another state be allowed to come into Florida, the host state, to represent a client in an arbitration or mediation? Currently, there is no rule which allows for this activity, although it is commonplace. • There is a lawsuit pending in Florida. The defendant is a corporation with a home office in a state other than Florida. Can counsel for the corporation who is admitted in the other state come to Florida to take or defend a deposition in the case? • What if the litigation is in federal court or involves issues of federal law? What if the issue is pending before a federal agency? How should the rules be changed, if at all, for attorneys employed by the federal government? • Attorney A is admitted in a state other than Florida. He has a client in his home state who wishes to enter into a contract with a Florida resident (or wishes to purchase real estate in Florida). The transaction will be governed by Florida law. Should attorney A be able to represent the client in the matter? Is local counsel necessary? If so, when and to what extent? Does it make a difference if attorney A does the work from his home state as opposed to traveling to Florida to do the work? • Attorney A is admitted in a state other than Florida and works as in-house counsel for a corporation located in the home state. The corporation has an office in Florida. The Florida office has an issue which involves Florida law and requires legal counsel. Can Attorney A advise the Florida office? • Attorney A is admitted in a state other than Florida. Attorney A’s client is injured while on vacation in Florida. If suit is brought, it could only be brought in Florida. Attorney A wishes to avoid a lawsuit and wants to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. The home office of the company is located in state X (not Florida) and that is where the negotiations will take place. Can Attorney A negotiate the settlement of the matter? • What effect does the duration of the attorney/client relationship or the quantity and nature of previous services provided to the client have on these issues? What effect does the relationship between out-of-state services and pre-existing services have on these issues? If the “association” of local counsel is necessary, what would be the necessary elements of that association to avoid the unlicensed practice of law? • The law firm of XYZ specializes in cases against drug manufacturers. They take out a full-page advertisement in USA Today seeking individuals who have taken a certain medication for a possible lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. Should they be able to advertise for clients in Florida? Does it make a difference if the case is filed in Florida or elsewhere? Does it make a difference if the advertisement is placed in a Florida newspaper rather than a national newspaper? • Attorney A is part of a multistate law firm and is licensed in a state other than Florida. Can Attorney A travel to the Florida office of the firm to advise clients of the firm on Florida law? On federal law? On the law of the home state? • If any of the above questions are answered yes, what Bar rules govern and to what extent? The home state or the host state? Who would impose discipline and what would that discipline be? • Does globalization of the market place and/or client demands create a need for new rules? Should attorney training and admission requirements be standardized throughout the nation? How do the advances in technology impact upon the ability of state supreme courts or other regulatory agencies to regulate the admission and discipline of lawyers? Should we have uniform laws on UPL and pro hac vice? • What should the Bar’s posture be if an attorney licensed in another state comes to Florida and provides legal services which may otherwise be provided by a nonlawyer? Bar President Terry Russell said he thinks the ABA committee is still struggling with the issue. “I don’t think they have their arms around it yet,” he said. “I don’t think they have any idea where they’re going.” He also said that while it is not the highest profile issue facing the Bar or of concern to Bar members, “the work is important because the ABA has taken it upon itself to create this as a major problem and it will affect the practice of law in Florida.” The public hearing has been tentatively set for the afternoon of Thursday January 10 during the Bar’s Midyear Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami. The committee said it would welcome written testimony at anytime, as well as in-person presentations at the public hearing. For more information or to submit testimony, contact UPL Director Lori Holcomb at (850) 561-5840.last_img read more

Insights for credit unions

first_imgBy combining transaction data and proprietary analytics with our expertise and industry best practices, MasterCard delivers valuable insights of what motivates consumer behavior. We then apply this insight to solutions that are market-proven, ready to implement and priced to fit all budgets, allowing smaller institutions to grow their business and compete effectively.Designing and Implementing Marketing CampaignsIncrease profitability of new and existing accounts through card acquisition, lifecycle and conversion marketing programs.Analyzing Portfolio StrategiesBenchmark performance across acquisition, portfolio management and retention, applying best practice insight.Improving Operational Processes and Program ManagementReduce fraud expenses and decrease credit losses using benchmark performance insights to improve systems or processes.Developing Segmentation StrategiesEnhance portfolio management through deeper understanding of consumers and focused marketing efforts.Implementing EMV StrategiesHarness MasterCard’s support and expertise to optimize your EMV migration. 100SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg Awards Scholarships to King and Queen of Aurora Farmer’s Fair

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg campus has awarded $1000 scholarships to both the King and Queen of the Aurora Farmer’s Fair.   The 2019 festival kicked off Wednesday evening with the crowing of the King and Queen.  Jackson Ketcham, from East Central High School, was crowned king and Liz Yelton from South Dearborn High School was crowned Queen. “Ivy Tech is honored to partner with the Aurora Farmer’s Fair to offer scholarships to these deserving young people,” commented Shakira Grubbs, Vice-Chancellor of Enrollment and Student Success for the Lawrenceburg campus.This year, the theme for the Aurora Farmer’s Fair celebrates the city’s bicentennial. It is organized by the volunteers of the Aurora Lions Club.last_img read more

Ex-Costa Rican soccer chief banned for life by FIFA

first_imgBy Simon Evans(REUTERS) – The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee yesterday, the organisation said.Li is one of 42 individuals and entitiesn charged in a U.S. investigation into the biggest corruption scandal in the history of FIFA. He was among seven soccer officials arrested at a Zurich luxury hotel in May 2015.Li, who was also a former member of the executive of CONCACAF, the regional confederation for North and Central America, pleaded guilty in a U.S federal court in October to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.U.S. prosecutors alleged Li and others engaged in schemes involving over $200 million in bribes and kickbacks that were sought and received by soccer officials for marketing and broadcasting rights to tournaments and matches.In court, Li had said he negotiated a $500 000 bribe, of which $300 000 he actually received, to award a Miami-based unit of Brazil’s Traffic Group media and marketing rights for 2022 World Cup qualifier matches.Li also said he had agreed to accept a separate $500 000 bribe, $230 000 of which he received, from Panama-based intermediaries in exchange for awarding a U.S. company a contract to be the Costa Rican national team’s uniform sponsor.last_img read more

AP Source: Players’ association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season

first_img June 22, 2020 AP Source: Players’ association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — AP Source: Players’ association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season.last_img

Sir Alex: QPR’s dismay understandable, but Derry had to go

first_imgManchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he understood QPR’s frustration after their 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.Rangers manager Mark Hughes was angered by the decision of referee Lee Mason to award a penalty against the visitors and send off Shaun Derry following a challenge on Ashley Young.But although Ferguson conceded that Young was in an offside position, he insisted his player did not dive to earn a spot-kick and therefore Derry had to be dismissed.AdChoices广告“Ashley was a yard offside so I can understand Mark [Hughes] being angry and disappointed at that. You see these kinds of decisions every week though,” he said.“The boy’s just got a little tug on Young, not a great deal but enough to get us the penalty. And unfortunately he was the last defender and had to be sent off.“The sending-off didn’t help us at all. I was actually more confident before that in terms of the speed of our play and the movement of the team which was very good.”Click here for our Man Utd v QPR quizSee also: United helped by officials as they see off 10-man RangersHughes urges QPR to recreate spirit of ’92Mixed news for QPR ahead of Man Utd clashlast_img read more

Exxon Mobil Wins 2018 NOGIG Games Football Event

first_imgThe 17th edition of the Nigeria Oil & Gas Games ended last Saturday with Exxon Mobil beating Chevron 1-0 to win the football gold.Played at the mainbowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, Team Exxon Mobil left no one in doubt about their readiness to cart away the giant trophy as they tormented the goal area of their opponents from the blast of the whistle. It took the team only eight minutes to score the only goal of the match when their captain, Imo Edohor collected a loose ball and dribbled past the defenders of Chevron to record the only goal of the match. All efforts by Chevron to cancel the goal proved abortive as the first half ended 1-0.On resumption for the second half, Chevron handled by ex- international, Yisa Sofoluwe put everything in their arsenal into the game and though they dominated the second stanza but their efforts were thwarted by the agile goalkeeper of their opponents Mfon Akpan who made some good saves to the delight of the fans.Even the introduction of Godstime Emiko, Johnson Uchechukwu and Martin Isojeh by Chevron in the second half could not help them cancel the goal.The game continued as a ding dong affair with Chevron players making some incursions into their opponents’ goal area but were unlucky not to find the back of the net until the final whistle.In the third place match, Shell won the bronze medal as they defeated PTI 4-2 on penalties after results at full time stood at 3-3.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Samuel Chukwueze- Living His Dream

first_imgAfter beating compatriots- Victor Osimhen and Henry Onyekuru to the Nigeria Football Federation’s 2018 Young Player of the Year award on Monday, Samuel Chukwueze said his attention was now focused on how to keep helping his club and keeping his AFCON and Olympics dreams alive. He actually put his money where his mouth is by putting up a five-star performance in Villarreal’s eight goals thriller against Barcelona in the La Liga a day after he won the awardThe Nigerian whizkid, Samuel Chukwueze, said after he was deservedly voted the Young Player of the Year that the award would serve as a motivation to him.“It serves as a motivation to keep working hard for more success. I’m very motivated and inspired by this, because it is unbelievable. Everything happening still seems like a dream. I have dreams of playing for my country in big tournaments and this shows that if I put more effort into my career, personal and team rewards will follow,” Chukwueze told BBC Sport. “This award is going to impact me positively to grow in the right pace so that I can keep having good performances.My focus is to keep helping my club, continue to work hard to represent my country hopefully at the Nations Cup in Egypt and the Olympics,” Chukwueze added.Indeed, the following day, the 19-year-old kept his dream alive as he almost helped his team to a famous victory against Barcelona after Villarreal had gone two goals down, but for a brilliant free-kick from Lionel Messi and last gaps strike from Luis Suarez, which rescued a point for the league leaders.Since being promoted to the Villarreal senior tram in July last year, the 19-year-old has been a surprise star player for the yellow submarines this season. He has been impressive for Villarreal this season in all competitions he has featured.Following his sparkling performance, former Arsenal star, Lauren Etame Meyer said he was amazed at the youngster’s performance.Etame who now works as a television pundit, said he had been thrilled by Chukwueze’s form with Villarreal this season, rating the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup revelation and gold medalist as his team’s best player in the game.The Cameroonian legend added that Chukwueze, who has four goals this season, provides much more for Villarreal than just scoring.Etame added: “He is a very good footballer. Can score and also create plus he is very good with the ball at his feet. He is the best and probably most complete 19- year old I’ve seen in a while in the La Liga.“Most teams need players who can offer them balance and something different in attack especially for a team like Villarreal who are used to having the ball. He compliments their style very well.”He, however, said much of what he achieved had been down to “hard work, discipline and determination. Especially determination, this had made the difference. It has been amazing and I want to keep improving so that I continue with the rise.”Little wonder, Atletico Madrid toyed with the idea of splashing €40m on the Nigerian prodigy in the January transfer window.The Villarreal teen sensation was the prime target of Atletico Madrid as the club was ready to splash €40m on Chukwueze.The 19-year-old who is enjoying his breakthrough season at the club has impressed Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone who is searching for firepower up front.Chukwueze current contract carries a buy-out clause of €40m, a fee that Atletico Madrid can match with ease as one of their forward Vitolo who has failed to live up to expectations since his signing.He has scored in all competitions for Villarreal this season-the La Liga, Europa League and Copa Del Rey.Villarreal manager Javi Calleja has indeed charged Chukwueze to continue working hard for a regular berth in the La Liga club’s squad.Signed from Diamond Academy in the summer of 2017, Chukwueze played in Villarreal’s junior ranks last term but was promoted to the reserve team ahead of this season.“We’re using nearly all of our players and I think that’s a good thing. We need the whole squad,” Calleja told Villarreal’s official website following their Europa League clash with Rangers.Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr was clearly impressed with what he’s seen from the immensely talented left winger.“Chukwueze has a good left foot, is quick, has a low centre of gravity – which gives him a very good balance – and can deliver and score,” the German coach said.Chukwueze has had to fight back from a near career mishap to get to this stage.Days after winning the Bronze Ball – on the strength of three goals and three assists – and helping Nigeria win a fifth U-17 world title, football agency Stellar Group signed Chukwueze and three other players from the Nigerian squad.The deal ought to have seen the highly sought-after star, who models his game on Arjen Robben, sign for a top European club, like those before him had done, but age was the only snag that hindered a potential move abroad, as the attacker 16, and would have to wait for two years before he could sign professional terms.The teenager returned home while awaiting news from his agents about a potential career move, and kept busy by shuttling between training and playing for Diamond Academy and the Nigeria U-20s, who were involved in the qualification for the ill-fated 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.After celebrating his 17th birthday, he seemed poised to join Arsenal, alongside Nwakali, who signed a five-year contract with the Gunners.However, Diamond Academy pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute, and Chukwueze began to slip out of the limelight, a situation made more challenging by his Golden Eaglets teammates of lesser profiles securing moves to Europe.Undeterred by those series of disappointments, Chukwueze eventually packed his bags and journeyed to Spain, first joining Villarreal’s U-18 team, before being promoted to the B team.His superb performances with the Villarreal juniors have seen him regularly grab the headlines with his stunning pace, strength, skillset, goals and assists, and he’s edging closer to Calleja’s first-team.Chukwueze’s emergence had come as positive news to Nigerian fans, with the national side lacking a naturally left-footed winger since the untimely retirement of Emmanuel Amuneke, who coached the wonder kid in the Eagles’ U-17 and U-20 teams.Despite his relative inexperience, Rohr identified the starlet’s raw talent and has handed him an audition in a team which, for all its outstanding attacking players, lacks a natural left winger to create panic and havoc on opposition defences with direct running, effective crossing and superb technique.However, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Egypt this summer could present him with a valuable opportunity to assert himself in the national team.    Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gbinije provides offense, can’t swing momentum in key moments in loss

first_imgNEW YORK — Playing in essentially a home game for Syracuse on Thursday night, Michael Gbinije was often in position to be the one to enliven the Madison Square Garden crowd.He capitalized on a few of them, but not enough in the No. 23 Orange’s (2-1) 73-59 defeat at the hands of California (3-0) in the semifinals of the 2K Classic. The junior forward tied to lead SU with 13 points and did so on 5-of-10 shooting, but missed out on a few golden opportunities to forcefully swing momentum in Syracuse’s favor.“I think Mike has got to keep being aggressive,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s got to be more of a scorer for us. I thought he made some plays tonight, but he’s going to have to make some more plays.”Eight minutes into the game, Gbinije came up with a steal on the defensive end, but his bounce pass ahead was well behind guard Ron Patterson and picked off by California’s Sam Singer. Less than two minutes later, Gbinije threw down a transition dunk that gave the Orange a 12-11 lead — the last advantage SU would have all night.Later in the half, Gbinije connected on an and-one and drew a charge, but then made a high-flying assault on the rim, but the rim spat his dunk attempt out of bounds toward the Golden Bears bench as SU fans sighed in disappointment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore halftime, Gbinije also missed a step-back 3 that sent guard Trevor Cooney’s uplifted arms back down and could’ve brought SU within five points of California’s lead. Instead, the Golden Bears took a 12-point edge into halftime.But as the Orange fought back with a little more than five minutes into the second frame, Gbinije capped off a 7-0 run for SU with a pull-up 3 in transition that caused Madison Square Garden’s loudest eruption of the game.From then on, though, Gbinije misfired on a pair of 3s and a jumper, and when he converted a layup with nine seconds left on the clock, it was too late.“You can’t get non-performances out of a couple guys,” Boeheim said. “That’s not going to work.” Comments Published on November 21, 2014 at 3:13 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more