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Turfgrass conference

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaAnyone interested in the latest turfgrass research, varieties or maintenance strategies should attend the 62nd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference May 5-6 on the University of Georgia Tifton, Ga., campus.Participants will see firsthand the work scientists do to develop new cultivars, and how they solve turfgrass insect, disease, weed and water problems. Registration is $75 per person before April 18. It’s $100 after. To learn more, call (229) 386-3416. Or, visit the Web site www.ugatiftonconference.org.last_img

November 15, 2003 News and Notes

first_img November 15, 2003 News & Notes News and Notes Andre D. Pierre of Andre D. Pierre, P.A., Miami, has been elected chair of The Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce. Steven G. Burton, of Broad and Cassel, Tampa, was named general counsel for ITFlorida, a nonprofit umbrella organization designed to provide members access to lawmakers, businesses, capital, and technology leaders. Lynn E. Wagner, president of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., Winter Park, has been appointed to the arbitration and mediation panels of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bob Murphy, vice president and COO of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, spoke to more than 250 leaders from Orlando Regional Healthcare on Creating a Culture that Inspires the Workforce. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale presented “So You Want to Be a Mediator—Now What?,” a mediation training seminar designated to help recently trained and certified mediators ethically and effectively develop their mediation practices. John Carassas was appointed deputy attorney general for Central Florida by Attorney General Charlie Crist. John W. Merting of Gulf Breeze recently spoke to the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of The Florida Bar at its meeting in Tampa. He was also elected vice chair of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute at its annual meeting in Sonoma, California. R. Scott Collins, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, has been elected chair of the Sarasota County Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Section. Leslie J. Lott, of Lott & Friedland, P.A., Coral Gables, spoke at the American Bar Association Franchise Forum’s Corporate Counsel Breakfast, in Hollywood. George Drumming, Jr., was appointed to a panel of arbitrators for the United Mine Workers of America and the Bituminous Coal Operators’ Association. Carol A. Licko, of Hogan & Hartson, Miami, recently received the Voices for Children Foundation’s 2003 Advocate Award. Gary Gelch, of Gelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelwitz & Ostrow, P.A., spoke at the Coding for Stars or Stripes?, a seminar presented by the Sailfish and Palm Beach County chapters of the American Academy of Professional Coders. John Bolanovich, of Bogin, Munns & Munns in Orlando, recently presented “Frivolous Lawsuits: How to Aggressively Defend and Bite Back” at the annual convention and trade show for the Florida Restaurant Association in Orlando. He also was appointed president of the Central Florida Chapter of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management’s Alumni Association. J. Thomas Cardwell of Akerman Senterfitt recently participated in a roundtable discussion on profit-oriented management strategies at the 2003 Managing Partner Forum for Florida Law Firms. David DeMaio, shareholder of Whelan, DeMaio & Kiszkiel, P.A., presented The Termination Process at Sterling Education Service’s Hiring and Firing Seminar in Miami. Mikki Canton, of Gunster Yoakley, has been selected to serve on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Burton A. Landy of Akerman Senterfitt has been reappointed Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Korea, in Miami. Nanci S. Landy, of Landy & Asselta, P.A., has been elected president-elect of the Broward County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Edward M. Ricci, senior partner of Ricci-Leopold, P.A., West Palm Beach, recently received the George-town University Law Center Paul R. Dean Alumni Award during Law Reunion weekend. Nancy Van Sant, of Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman, Rolnick & Waldman, P.A., participated as one of four panelists discussing defending SEC investigations at a luncheon hosted by the Securities Litigation Committee of the Dade County Bar Association. Merrick L. Gross, of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami, has been appointed chair of the Dade County Bar Association Federal Courts Committee, vice-chair of the association’s membership committee, and to the executive committee of the association’s board of directors. Robert A. Zinn of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami participated in a panel discussion on operating expenses and office space matters during the 2003 Managing Partner Forum for Florida Law Firms. Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana & Ricci, P.A., in Tallahassee, has become chair of the Tallahassee/Leon County Cultural Resources Commission and joined the Stafford Inn of Court. Ricci also recently presented “America: Nation of Immigrants” at Leon High School in Tallahassee. David A. Brennen was recently appointed to the Law School Site Evaluation Committee by the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education. Brennen also recently presented “From Penn Central to Pensacola: New Perspectives on Historic Preservation (Tax and Ethical Considerations)” at the Third Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium in Gainesville. November 15, 2003 News and Noteslast_img read more

CUNA member to testify before SBC, CHOICE on House floor

first_imgCUNA is engaged with both House and Senate proceedings this week, as the House prepares to vote on a piece of regulatory relief legislation and a CUNA board member will testify before a Senate Committee. Dallas Bergl, who also serves as CEO of INOVA FCU, Elkhart, Ind., will testify before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday.Bergl will appear before the committee at a hearing titled “Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Institutions in Local Communities,” scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. (ET).“In his testimony, he’s going to present a number of common-sense solutions to stimulate economic growth, I would expect he will discuss the role credit unons play in serving their communities through small business loans, and the need to provide parity for 1-4 family non owner occupied residential loan,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “He’ll also discuss the impact the member business lending cap has on credit unions’ ability to serve communities.”Live video of the hearing will be streamed on the committee’s website.Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act, an alternative to Dodd-Frank, is expected to be considered by the House this week. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The management of Croatia Airlines and the ORCA union did not reach an agreement – a strike on Thursday

first_imgAt the invitation of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines, another meeting of the company’s management was held yesterday with the ORCA union, which announced a strike starting on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 am.The company’s management called on the ORCA union to talk in order to avoid the announced strike and find a mutually acceptable platform for the continuation of collective bargaining. Despite this, ORCA, as a condition for giving up the strike, persisted in all its 150 demands set at the very beginning of the negotiations in April 2017, which would cost the company an additional 53 million kuna annually, which is impossible to meet. Accordingly, no agreement was reached on the cancellation of the strike, but the company’s management continues to express readiness for dialogue and calls on the ORCA union to reduce its demands to a framework that the company can submit in the long run, according to Croatia Airlines.”A strike in the period of the year in which the company generates the highest revenues and creates conditions for improving the working conditions of all employees in the future, will undoubtedly have a very negative impact on passengers, tourism performance and the entire Croatian economy, but also the company’s position.”It should be emphasized that the old collective agreement has been extended for 20 months, which preserves all the social and material rights of Croatia Airlines employees. and that the Memorandum of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of 3 August 2017 was also respected. During this period, Croatia Airlines employees were not denied the rights agreed upon in this Collective Agreement at any time. In the same period, the unions, including ORCU, tacitly accepted the situation in which all the provisions of the expired Collective Agreement were applied, and wages increased due to certain provisions of the agreement that value multiple seniority, and were regularly paid and respected. all other provisions of the same contract.On this occasion, the management of Croatia Airlines once again calls on the unions and all employees to think deeply about the significance and consequences of the strike at a time when everyone can create a good foundation for business during the winter and coming months, when passenger traffic and profitability are almost nine times lower. The company does not have the financial means to set aside an additional 53 million kuna a year and meet more than 150 demands of the ORCA union, and if a real strike occurs, such opportunities will not be in the future.On two occasions, he rejected offers of a salary increase of 2,5% with the provision of other benefits (Christmas, recourse…) at the end of 2017 and the middle of 2018, and with this rejection, unfortunately, all workers in Croatia were at a financial loss. Airlines, as it will be, at an even greater loss now, conclude from CA.WORKERS ‘STRIKE ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY IN CROATIA AIRLINESAfter the meeting held with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Andrej Plenković, on July 06.07.2018, 20, an agreement was reached with the Prime Minister’s promise that the necessary conditions will be created soon, primarily the appointment of a new and competent Management Board. a collective agreement that is the foundation of all civilized western airlines, including Croatia Airlines.After that, the start of the strike was postponed, but as they point out from ORCA, unfortunately for them, the Prime Minister did not fulfill his side of the agreement and they were forced to announce the strike of the day again. 08.08.2018. starting at 6 p.m. morning. “We would like to emphasize once again that this was the last option for us, but after not even the last agreement resulted in any reaction from the owner’s representatives, unfortunately for all of us, we were forced to take this step.. ” conclude from ORCA.The reason for the strike is poor working conditions, too many working hours and low wages, especially in the context of competition and at the level of the profession in Europe. And as we can see, the last meeting and the attempt to reach an agreement with the CA Management did not bear fruit, so on Thursday, if there is no significant turnaround, Croatia Airlines workers go on strike.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers

first_img May 20, 2020 Bucks$2,359,600Adams$436,200Union$166,600 Westmoreland$842,500Mifflin$224,200Montour$71,000 Category 5 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 138-596)$16,500 – $51,600$18,500$20,693 Berks$1,216,500Schuylkill$307,400Susquehanna$139,000 Provider TypeRangeMedianAverage Group Child Care Homes$2,000 – $7,700$2,800$3,064 Erie$1,011,700Mercer$253,900Carbon$88,200 Category 2 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 39-61)$4,100 – $20,800$5,650$6,594 Luzerne$924,400Perry$244,700Wyoming$81,000 Distribution by county:Distribution by County Lebanon$791,400Crawford$220,500Juniata$47,500 Washington$519,300McKean$200,700Sullivan$8,600 Philadelphia$11,146,700Centre$502,800Clarion$194,300 Grand Total $51,346,300OCDEL has continued to pay child care providers with CCW, Pre-K Counts, and Head Start State Supplemental Assistance Program enrollments during the closure period. OCDEL recognizes that providers have or will experience increased costs associated with additional staffing, cleaning and sanitation to ensure a safe environment for children. This funding is being provided to support the continuum of child care business operations that are so very necessary to Pennsylvania’s parents.The attestation form and process for the CARES Act funds for child care providers can be found here.Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.Additional resources for citizens and DHS providers related to COVID-19 are available here.Ver esta página en español. Montgomery$3,587,200Northumberland$461,200Elk$179,300 Delaware$2,603,800Beaver$450,100Bradford$167,900 Family Child Care Homes$1,700 – $4,300$2,100$2,235 Northampton$1,098,400Clearfield$304,000Tioga$137,900 School Age Only$2,700 – $16,900$3,000$3,306 Monroe$560,600Huntingdon$203,600Cameron$22,400 York$1,448,500Indiana$322,300Greene$154,000 Lackawanna$697,800Bedford$206,200Fulton$38,700 Category 1 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 8 -38)$2,300 – $12,800$3,500$4,020 Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced an initial distribution of $51 million of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support child care providers around Pennsylvania. Distributed in partnership with the General Assembly, this initial funding will reach nearly 7,000 child care centers.“Child care providers are the backbone of our economy in many ways,” Gov. Wolf said. “Without their work, children would miss out on an introduction to education that helps them throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and parents and guardians may have to stay home or not pursue education themselves. I cannot understate how valuable this work is to local communities and the commonwealth as a whole, and as Pennsylvania reopens, we need a robust and healthy child care system.”Pennsylvania received $106 million in funding to support child care providers through the CARES Act that will be distributed to providers in two waves. The first wave of $51 million will be distributed to all eligible, licensed child care providers and is designed to help providers preparing to reopen as counties move to the yellow phase. The remaining funding will be allocated following the completion of a study by the Department of Human Resources (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Penn State Harrisburg’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs assessing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania’s child care providers.“Child care providers allow parents and guardians to go to work knowing their children are being cared for a in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. Without their service, we cannot have a fully functional economy, and we are committed to helping them weather this tumultuous period,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “This CARES Act funding allows us to support child care providers who are undoubtedly feeling the current strain on their businesses so they can continue to be a resource for families around Pennsylvania.”Funds will be distributed to eligible, certified child care providers through regional Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs). OCDEL determined eligibility for funding and amount of award based on the type and size of provider, number of active enrollments in Child Care Works (CCW) subsidized child care, child care capacity, and licensure status. A base payment is set by licensure type and capacity and providers can receive additional funding for CCW enrollments and if they operate in a county determined to have moderate or acute capacity issues. Twenty-seven counties in Pennsylvania can be considered moderate or acute child care deserts based on capacity of licensed child care providers compared to projections from census data on the number of children needing care. Providers suspended for a tax lien, welfare fraud or providers whose licenses have been revoked or not renewed were disqualified from receiving CARES funding.Funding award ranges for the first round of funding are: Allegheny$4,222,400Butler$478,600Clinton$187,600 Cumberland$856,200Wayne$227,000Pike$72,500 Lancaster$1,503,500Blair$351,700Somerset$156,600 Fayette$613,000Lawrence$205,200Potter$33,900 Category 3 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 62-92)$6,500-$36,700$8,000$9,767 Dauphin$1,379,500Armstrong$310,300Snyder$143,300 Franklin$813,900Jefferson$220,700Warren$68,700 Chester$1,866,700Cambria$369,200Columbia$162,000 Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Category 4 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 93-137)$9,700 – $42,800$11,600$13,906 Lehigh$1,876,500Lycoming$421,500Venango$163,200last_img read more

Allowing pets can be the cat’s whiskers for landlords

first_imgFile photo.The REIQ is urging legislators to update laws to allow landlords and tenants to negotiate a position on pets. We don’t want to highlight Victorian reforms as this mandates pet ownership unless landlord can reasonably withhold consent.Most landlords don’t allow pets in their rental properties, hoping to protect their investment and limit any maintenance and repairs that will need to be done after a tenant vacates. Landlords make this decision based on the fear that pets will damage their property. Dogs and cats shed hair and can leave odours throughout the property, especially in carpets and the back yard. As a result, only about 10 per cent of Queensland rental properties allow pets. In Queensland, landlords are currently not permitted to request any additional bond or increased protection to manage the potential increased risks and damage in relation to the property.More than 63% of Australian households own a pet and about 53% own a dog or a cat. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020This means there is a large number of families who are excluded from pet ownership because they rent, or, if they have a pet, are locked out of most rental properties. There are many benefits to pet ownership, including companionship, responsibility and, in some cases, improved home security. And it seems unfair to restrict renters from experiencing those benefits, simply by virtue of the fact that they rent. Data suggests there are benefits to landlords to allowing pets in their investment property. Those households with pets tend to move less often and, due to the fact that there are fewer properties that allow pets, and be less likely to break leases to move within a town. There is also some suggestion that people with pets would be open to paying higher rents, and perhaps some version of ‘pet insurance’ to accommodate their furry friends. In a series of decisions QCAT has ruled that absolute pet bans are not permissible in the by-laws that govern apartment and unit living. However, in other instances pet restrictions have been upheld. The REIQ is supportive of greater contractual freedom in this area. This would allow parties to come to a negotiated agreement that permits pets in the rental property while mitigating the issues that landlords may face if they permit pets in the property. A proactive property manager will be able to monitor pet impact on a property and will offer mitigation tips to tenants as condition of rental, to help limit risk of damage. And it’s possible that by allowing pets a landlord may attract a more loyal, long-term tenant.last_img read more

Mbappe ‘tested for coronavirus’ to know fate Wednesday

first_img Loading… PSG coach Thomas Tuchel will make a last-minute decision on whether Mbappe will take part in the team’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Dortmund on Wednesday. Mbappe to miss PSG champions league tie against Dortmund ‘He is ill, he has a sore throat. We will wait and decide on Wednesday morning,’ Tuchel told PSG’s website after the pre-game news conference was cancelled following the French authorities’ decision to have the match played without spectators due to coronavirus fears.Tuchel is also sweating on the condition of captain Thiago Silva. The Brazilian has been out of action since February 24 with a hamstring injury, as PSG bid to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg in Germany. Read AlsoCoronavirus: UEFA may suspend Champions League,Europa League ‘Thiago Silva has been taking part in all training sessions and he is in the squad,’ Tuchel said’We will decide tomorrow if he plays or not.’ Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful Mutations8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth France international Kylian Mbappe will not only miss Wednesday’s PSG Champions League tie against Broussia Dortmund but will also get to know whether indeed he has contracted the coronavirus. The World cup winner who has been reported to have infections has been tested for the dreaded virus with confirmation being awaited It emerged on Tuesday that the French striker has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days. His participation against Dortmund was, as a result, up in the air but now L’Equipe are reporting that Mbappe has been tested for coronavirus as a precaution. It is claimed Mbappe ‘was tested this Tuesday to find out if he was affected by the coronavirus. The results should be known in the evening or Wednesday morning.’ However, L’Equipe also believe ‘the first elements point in the direction of a negative test’.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

David ‘Andy’ Andrew Collins

first_imgDavid Andrew Collins, age 33 of Batesville, Indiana died tragically in a car accident on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  He was known to his family and friends as Andy.The son of David & Joan (Strunk) Collins was born on November 13, 1983 in Batesville.  The 2003 Jac-Cen-Del High School graduate continued onto 4 years of apprenticeship schooling.  Andy worked for Local 44 out of Cincinnati as an iron worker.  On March 5, 2010 Andy married Sarah Gascon in Versailles, IN and they have two children.Andy loved being outdoors whether it was deer hunting, fishing or mushroom hunting.  He liked playing the drums and watching western movies.  One of the things he did often was going out to eat and then posting on Facebook, which were the best places to go.  Andy was an excellent welder and enjoyed doing it.To Andy, his dad was his hero.  He taught Andy a lot of things and he always went to his dad for advice and guidance, not anyone else.  Andy was a member of the Bridge of Hope Worship Center and he so admired his pastor.  Andy was always going over to his grandparents, he adored them very much.  Andy was a wonderful dad, husband and son.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.In addition to his devoted parents, he is survived by his loving family – wife, Sarah, children, David Nolan James & Presleigh Belle Collins; sister Shirah Goebel (Jerome) of Roseburg, OR; maternal grandmother Evelyn Strunk of Milan and paternal grandmother Emmalee Anderson of Indianapolis.Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4-8pm and Funeral Services are 11:00am on Wednesday, September 28th all at Bridge of Hope Worship Center in Milan, IN.  Pastor Doug Norman officiating.  Burial to follow in Washington Baptist Church Cemetery in Elrod, IN.Memorials may be given to the family to help with funeral expenses or Andy’s Children’s Fund, c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Squires

first_imgThe 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs fell to 2-2 for the season with a loss last night against the seasoned Squires from South Dearborn 32-17.The fell behind early 11-2 in the first quarter. Teamwork and better defense gave them the 2nd quarter, outscoring them 7-5. They could not dig out of the hole they found themselves in and ended up losing 32-17. The second half was better offensively with only 4 turnovers.Scoring for the Dogs were: Shalee Harrington and Catherine Raab with 6, Tatum Hanson and Chole Saler with 2, and Callie Main put in a free throw.They will be in action on Thursday at BMS.The Batesville 7th grade won 29-15.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Horn.last_img

Van Persie hails Bukayo Saka display

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Former Arsenal captain, Robin van Persie, has hailed Bukayo Saka following his remarkable breakthrough season in North London.The 18-year-old has been a mainstay in Mikel Arteta’s side since the Spaniard replaced his compatriot Unai Emery in December, having also earned opportunities under the former. That has seen Saka widely regarded as Arsenal ‘s best academy graduate since former captain Cesc Fabregas, with the teenager backed to become a star at the Emirates Stadium.Van Persie has now spoken about his admiration for the young winger, who he believes offers a wide range of talents to his side.“If you point out Saka, I’m a huge fan of his. He can play as a defender, he can play midfield, striker, not the main striker but on the wing,” he told BT Sport.“He’s a multi-talented player who can offer assists, goals, he’s a joy to watch.”Saka has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season, netting three goals and contributing 10 assists across 33 appearances in all competitions. Tags: ArsenalBukayo SakaCesc FabregasMikel ArtetaNorth LondonRobin Van Persielast_img read more