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Mayville Boil Water Advisory Continues Through Friday

first_imgCredit WRDW TVMAYVILLE — The water boil advisory for Village of Mayville water customers will remain in effect until at least Friday.Officials said bottled water is being distributed to residents who need it from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at 2 Academy Street at the pole barn located in the back parking lot.The order started Monday after service was interrupted due to a water main leak.The Department says when the distribution pipes and mains lose pressure it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes could enter the system. Boiling the water kills bacteria and other organisms that could be present.Water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and making coffee must be brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute then cooled prior to use. Officials say do not drink the water without boiling it first or use bottled water until further notice.Some customers may notice brown water or air in the water when first turning on water taps. Air can be bled out by slowly opening taps and running water at a slow rate.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Monkey Grass.

first_img Pressey shows several varieties of liriope and mondo grass and tells about their care and maintenance. He admits that he, too, doesn’t really know why it’s called “monkey grass.” But he has a theory. Why is it called “monkey grass”? Even “The Georgia Gardener” doesn’t know for sure. But on his GPTV show Oct. 7 and 9, host Walter Reeves visits with Wally Pressey at Classic Groundcovers in Athens to learn some interesting facts. Liriope spicata “The Georgia Gardener” is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and PFC Holding Company. Photo: Classic Groundcovers Reeves also shows three ways to fill low spots in your lawn that lead to scalped places where the mower wheels drop into the holes. And he visits with Helen Phillips at Callaway Gardens, where they look at foliage plants that are interesting year-round. Don’t miss “The Georgia Gardener” on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GPTV. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners.last_img read more

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4 reasons credit unions partner with CUSOs

first_imgGenerate Non- Interest Income – Interest income is not enough for a credit union to thrive, especially today in this ultra-low interest rate environment. CUSOs are an excellent source of non-interest income for credit unions. CUSOs facilitate the generation of income from services to members such as insurance and investment products.  CUSOs help credit unions solve problems and leverage a wide array of expertise. Proactive credit unions that partner with and get involved in CUSOs can offer their members innovative services thereby increasing engagement and attracting new members. Achieve Economies of Scale – Economies of scale are achieved when a credit union increases volume, say with transaction numbers, and then benefits from a lower vendor price per transaction. CUSOs enable credit unions to share the risks and costs of providing services to members. CUSOs could specialize in a given product or service which enables them to provide higher value products and services at a lower cost (per unit) to credit unions.  Many times credit unions that do not want to merge for scale benefits collaborate with CUSOs to obtain economies of scale. Guy Messick, affectionately known as CUSO Guru, in his book Credit Union Collaborations points out, “Scale is king…There are only three choices for credit unions to grow scale quickly: merge, buy bank assets and collaborate.” In most cases, we also advocate the last option – with CUSOs. Expand Services – A CUSO can help a credit union expand services to a broader market. There are many examples of credit unions coming together to form a CUSO to provide a specific service. This CUSO then also provides services to other credit unions that are not part of the collaboration as owner members, thereby increasing the earning power of the credit unions that formed the CUSO. Business Alliance Financial Services (BAFS) is a good example. BAFS is a full-service CUSO that offers an interactive and cost-effective approach to establish and maintain a ​Commercial Loan Program. Commercial lending CUSOs like BAFS help credit unions of all sizes to better serve their communities while increasing income potential. In this financial marketplace dominated by goliath banks, credit unions stand apart due to their collaborative nature and commitment to service. Credit Union Service Organizations (CUSOs) have the same spirit of credit unions.  A CUSO is an organization that is owned by credit unions in whole or in part that provides permitted financial services and/or operational services primarily to credit unions or their members.CUSOs help credit unions compete with large financial institutions.  According to data from Callahan & Associates’ CUSO Analyzer, there are more than 1,100 currently active CUSOs. Single credit unions own approximately two-thirds of these organizations. The remaining one-third are owned by multiple credit unions.  Some prominent CUSOs include PSCU, LenderClose, CU Direct, CU Rise and BAFS. CUSOs offer several advantages to credit unions.  While there are numerous strategic reasons credit unions should be involved in CUSOs, here are four (4) considerations:Access to Innovative Technology – Fintechs bring technology expertise while credit unions bring loyal members, which can be a successful combination for both organizations as well as for members. Since digital platforms are constantly evolving in the new digital first world, Fintech and technology centric CUSOs help credit unions access new delivery channels and enhance their technology capabilities. Pure IT and LenderClose are two interesting examples. LenderClose brings loan technology into the relationship-based credit union industry. They help credit unions capture members and business in part by offering a state-of-the-art solution. Pure IT is a CUSO that helps credit unions accelerate their digital transformation and technology strategy. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Dearing John Dearing is a managing director at Capstone, a leading advisory firm focused on helping credit unions and CUSOs grow through proactive strategic growth programs and mergers and acquisitions. He … Web: www.CapstoneStrategic.com Detailslast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Releases Statement on Judge’s Chester Upland Ruling

first_img August 25, 2015 Governor Wolf Releases Statement on Judge’s Chester Upland Ruling SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on Judge Kenney’s Chester Upland ruling:“The amended financial recovery plan submitted by Chester Upland School District Receiver Dr. Francis Barnes called for drastic, but necessary, corrective action to fix a massive budget deficit that has put the district in danger of not opening.“The portions of the plan that were accepted by Judge Kenney include initiating a forensic audit to reassure tax dollars are being spent properly, bringing in a financial turnaround specialist to find immediate savings, and restructuring a loan agreement with the Department of Education. All of these actions are imperative in putting Chester Upland on solid financial footing. But Judge Kenney’s decision to reject necessary reforms to the special education rates paid by the school district to its charter schools will unfortunately allow a decades-old problem to persist, and the district’s massive budget deficit will only worsen.“It is clear serious financial reforms are still needed and my administration will evaluate its options moving forward.”# # #last_img read more

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No More Lawsuits on Elbe River Dredging

first_imgThe Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig yesterday dismissed the lawsuits brought by private property owners in Övelgönne and Blankenese against the planning decisions on the deepening of the Lower and Outer Elbe fairway.The Port of Hamburg announced that the planning authority came rightly to the assessment that the planned dredging neither endangers the stability of the Elbe escarpment, nor will the construction phase, ship traffic noise or vibration adversely affect health or property.“The plaintiffs raised no significant objections to the specialist opinions upon which these evaluations are based. Any possible impact caused by the western extension of Eurogate container terminal on the southern banks of the Elbe that was given planning permission in November, did not have to be included by the planning authority,” the port said.“Their assessment that the fairway adjustment would have little effect on flood protection for the plaintiffs in Övelgönne can equally not be objected to. The new location for the Blankenese lighthouse line is based on faultless assessment. The planning authority has justifiably negated the claim that the lighthouse, some 70-meters high, with its light having a 4-meter diameter, would have a disturbing effect on the neighboring property, some 38-meters away, considering the surrounding vegetation and high trees,” added the port.The Port of Hamburg concluded that at present there are no more lawsuits related to the fairway dredging before the Federal Administrative Court.last_img read more

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Highlights of the Week

first_imgMcDermott in Floating Production Unit FEED for Scarborough Field TechnipFMC Lands Mero 1 Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (February 04 – February 10). Ocean Installer Nets Subsea Deal in West Africacenter_img DOF Names Pipelay Vessel Skandi Olinda Telford Offshore Adds Seven Vessels to Its Fleetlast_img

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Martens holds off Wood for Sprint Series of Oklahoma victory at Brill

first_imgBy David Smith Jr.MEEKER, Okla. (April 23) – Jake Martens took the lead at the start and then held off a hard-charg­ing Joe Wood Jr. to capture his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car victory of the season at Brill Motor Speedway on Saturday night.Martens started on the pole for the 20-lap feature and quickly jumped out front as Andy Shouse and Sterling Hoff battled for second. Martens opened a half-stretch advantage before reaching slower cars on lap seven.The fifth starting Wood had worked his way past Shouse for third on lap five and on lap eight passed Hoff.The first and only caution fell on lap 12. Martens got the jump on Wood on the ensuing restart and opened a five car length lead.Martens approached slower cars on lap 18, which allowed Wood to cut his deficit down to three car lengths. Heading down the backstretch on the final lap, Wood got a run on Martens coming out of turn four but the leader held on to take the two car length victory.Shouse settled for third while Hoff and Blake Dacus rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Jake Martens; 2. Joe Wood Jr.; 3. Andy Shouse; 4. Sterling Hoff; 5. Blake Dacus; 6. Chris Kelly; 7. Gary Owens; 8. Robert Vetter; 9. Shayla Waddell; 10. Cody Whitworth; 11. Chad Koch; 12. Gary Kelley; 13. Chad Bellefeuille; 14. Jerry Jumper; 15. Brandon Long; 16. Mark Rogers; 17. Brandon Jennings; 18. Blake Scott; 19. Lloyd Clevenger.last_img read more

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Ezequiel Lavezzi hints at retirement

first_imgRelatedPosts Argentine star Lavezzi quits football Lavezzi quits PSG for China Former Napoli and PSG star, Ezequiel Lavezzi, admits he is considering retirement.The Argentine, now 34, is coming off contract at Hebei China Fortune.He said: “It could because this could be the last game of my career,” he replied when asked after the game if he would remember the goal he scored against Evergrande.“If so, I’ll surely remember it. As for whether I’ll retire, I think so. I really want to enjoy having my children and family around, so I think it’s the right time.“During the [Christmas] holidays I’ll think about it a bit more, but it’s a decision I’ve almost taken.” Tags: Ezequiel Lavezzilast_img read more

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The Latest: 3rd Avalanche player test positive, 8th in NHL

first_imgThe Jockey Club said a decision needed to be made on postponing the meetings as trainers wanted to know whether to step up preparations for the races.Racing has officially been suspended until the end of April, and the British Horseracing Authority was hoping for a resumption on May 1.___The Italian and Catalan MotoGP races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The motorcycling series has yet to start its season. Eight MotoGP races have now been called off because of the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. ___Two of the biggest meetings in the British horse racing calendar have been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite previous hopes that the sport could return by the start of May.The Jockey Club says the Guineas Festival at Newmarket on May 2-3 and the English Derby Festival at Epsom on June 5-6 will not be staged on those dates.Organizers are looking at alternative dates for the meetings “given the importance of (them) to the careers of that generation of horses, and the racing and bloodstock industries as a whole.”The Derby is the most prestigious flat race in Britain, while the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas take place at the Newmarket meeting in early May. “Like our fellow Canadians, we in the CFL are striving to meet today’s challenges with both pragmatism and hope,” Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement. “We are pragmatic enough to see our country still has sacrifice and hard work ahead of it.”The announcement follows comments by Mayor Naheed Nenshi that Calgary’s ban on public events until June 30 includes CFL and NHL games, should those leagues resume before then.Toronto Mayor John Tory announced last week that Canada’s largest city is canceling events through June 30 that require city permission. That ban did not extend to sporting events, although provincial gathering bans would factor in.“We respect the decisions being made by the federal government, provinces and municipalities on behalf of our safety and we will continue to follow their directives,” Ambrosie said. “These include indications from Canadian cities that they will not allow sporting events to take place before the end of June.“While it is now clear that the 2020 CFL season won’t start before the beginning of July, we are committed to working with our teams, the Players’ Association, (The Sports Network and its French-language sister network) to play a full season or as close as we can come to one. We recognize this may require some creativity and we are preparing for multiple scenarios.” “I feel like it’s the least l can do with them taking the risk going out there every day and being on the front lines and making sure the world is still operating, people are being taken care of,” Jarrett said. “I feel that my family and I feeding them Zaxby’s meals to just make sure that they have something to eat is just a small gesture to show that their work is appreciated.”___Former ice hockey player Roger Chappot, who played more than 100 games for Switzerland’s national team including at the 1964 Winter Olympics, has died due to COVID-19. He was 79.The International Ice Hockey Federation says Chappot was first treated at a hospital two weeks ago. He returned home before his condition became worse on Apil 1 and he was admitted to an intensive care unit. The IIHF says Chappot “was a legend in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and one of the best centers in the country in the ’60s.” The Spanish league and the players’ association say they never had such an agreement. The players’ association also criticized the federation’s stance that player contracts should be extended past the normal expiry date of June 30.It was the latest spat involving the Spanish league, federation and players’ association, who have often clashed on various soccer issues.___The Canadian Grand Prix has become the latest Formula One race to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Montreal-based race was scheduled to take place June 12-14. It is the ninth F1 race to be postponed so far, with the French GP on June 26 now the set to be the opening event of the season. Javier Tebas says other scenarios are also being studied. They include having the European competitions restarting only by the end of June and not conflicting with the domestic leagues.Tebas says it is very likely the league will restart with games in empty stadiums and that matches in venues with reduced capacity will also eventually be an option.The league president says it has been “impossible” to reach a deal with players on the salary reductions needed to reduce the financial impact of the crisis but he expects the majority of the clubs to reach agreements with players.___South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May. Race organizers said in a statement that they were “saddened” to postpone the race and that the decision was made in consultation with F1 and officials from the local and federal government. The announcement came after F1 said it was working with promoters on a revised 2020 schedule that is likely to include 15-18 races.The Canadian Grand Prix made its debut in 1961 and has been part of the F1 calendar since 1967, except for three separate one-year breaks.___NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has raised the possibility of not being able to complete the regular season, while stressing all options remain on the table, during an interview on NBCSN. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in self-isolation and has not had close contact with teammates or Colorado staff members.The five other NHL players who tested positive all play for the Ottawa Senators. The Avalanche and Senators played games in California in March before the season was paused.___Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is providing about 5,000 meals to first responders in his hometown of Conyers, Georgia, and Atlanta this month.With the support of the Zaxby’s restaurant chain, Jarrett is providing meals on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through April at five locations — three fire departments, a sheriff’s office and a police department. In saying, “nothing has been ruled in and nothing ruled out,” Bettman noted the league requires a clearer picture on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which he hopes will happen in the next few weeks.Bettman said the ideal scenario would be to complete the season to determine playoff seedings in fairness to teams involved in tightly contested races in both conferences. However, he adds: “We understand that may not be possible.”The live interview broadcast Tuesday marked the first time Bettman has mentioned the possibility of the league not being able to complete the regular season. There were 189 games remaining when play was postponed on March 12.With the pandemic affecting regions of the continent at different times, Bettman acknowledged the league’s options include the potential of playing games at neutral sites.Bettman can foresee games being played into the summer. He doesn’t expect the ability to maintain NHL-caliber ice to be an issue because of the league’s modern and air-conditioned facilities. In Europe, most player contracts expire on June 30, but FIFA said they should be “extended until such time that the season does actually end.”The governing body also said it “will be flexible and will allow the relevant transfer windows to be moved so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season.”___The Canadian Football League is the latest sports league to postpone play because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The CFL, which was scheduled to kick off the regular season on June 11, announced Tuesday that the season won’t start before the beginning of July. The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow.The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.South Korea reported 47 new cases for the second consecutive day as infections continued to wane in the worst-hit city of Daegu. Those are the smallest daily jumps since Feb. 20. The country was reporting about 500 new cases per day in early March.But there’s still concern over infections linked to passengers arriving from overseas.The KBO announced last month that it was postponing the start of its season but that it still hoped to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule. It then said it could ban spectators from games when infection risks were high. April 7, 2020 ___Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s farewell to tennis — an exhibition match against good friend Serena Williams — is being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The last tournament of the 29-year-old Wozniacki’s professional career came in January at the Australian Open. The Dane won her Grand Slam title there in 2018.She was supposed to face off against 23-time major champion Williams in Copenhagen on May 18 in a match dubbed “The Final One.”Wozniacki wrote Tuesday on Twitter that their exhibition will be rescheduled because “the safety and health of everyone is most important.” The Latest: 3rd Avalanche player test positive, 8th in NHL ___Churchill Downs has delayed reopening stables at the track and training center to April 28 and postponed its spring meet that was scheduled to open April 25. The track last month postponed the 146th Kentucky Derby from May 2 to Sept. 5, the first time since 1945 the race will not be run on the first Saturday in May.Churchill Downs’ stables have been closed since Dec. 31 for winter renovations and were originally scheduled to open March 17 before being delayed in response to executive orders from Gov. Andy Beshear to contain and limit the spread of COVID-19.Track president Kevin Flanery said in a statement that Churchill Downs is following the lead of the governor and public health officials and added, “Our team will be ready to open under the relevant guidance we are given when the time is right.” Associated Press He was the Swiss league’s leading scorer in the 1964 season.___ The Spanish soccer federation says it will not accept having teams play games less than 72 hours apart when competitions resume following the coronavirus pandemic.The federation says it opposes an alleged agreement between Spain’s players’ association and the Spanish league to play matches 48 hours apart in order to get the disrupted season completed.The federation says the players’ health should be above everything else. She added in another post that tickets already purchased “will still be good, once we pick a new date.”___FIFA has recommended that all player contracts be extended until the soccer season is able to finish.The world governing body also said it will allow upcoming transfer windows to be moved to new dates because of the turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic.FIFA said it hopes the decisions will “bring a measure of stability and clarity” at a time when soccer worldwide is at a near-total shutdown, with no clear timetable for games to resume. The Italian Grand Prix was scheduled for May 31 at the Mugello Circuit and would have been followed the next weekend by the race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.Organizers say new dates for those races “cannot be confirmed until it becomes clearer when exactly it will be possible to hold the events.”___The president of the Spanish soccer league says he is not contemplating returning to action before the end of May.The country is expected to remain under lockdown until April 26. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Student groups fundraise for Africa

first_img’SC Students for Israel, TAMID, Africa SC and the Environmental Student Assembly are uniting around the common goal of raising awareness for the Innovation: Africa, a nonprofit organization that brings Israeli technology to African villages. Its goal is to provide African villages with three solar panels costing $1,500 in total. So far, Innovation: Africa has provided more than 700,000 people with light, clean water and medical care in Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The nonprofit installs solar panels to power schools, orphanages, medical clinics and water-pumping systems in Africa. It also provides farmers with drip irrigation technologies.Jeff Levine, a member of TAMID, explained that bringing Israeli technology to Africa will improve the quality of life.“Innovation: Africa seeks to use the Israeli entrepreneurial spirit to find new and efficient ways to help people get their electricity, clean water and sanitation needs,” Levine wrote in an email. “Israeli technology is at the heart of what Innovation: Africa does.”Maya Fried, co-president of ’SC Students for Israel, stated that she was motivated to help Innovation: Africa because she is always on the lookout for initiatives that bring the lesser-known parts of Israel to other communities.“Israel is innovating and changing the way we use technology,” Fried wrote in an email.The similarity of Israel’s terrain to that of Africa has allowed Israel to develop such technologies, and there are numerous populations of Ethiopians, Sudanese and Eritreans emigrating to Israel.Fried feels compelled to provide technologies to African villages, because “it’s so close to home, both literally and figuratively.”Africa SC joined the initiative in hopes of providing electricity to African communities.Shae Aremu, president of Africa SC, said the conditions of many African communities are very poor.“Often, they do not have consistent electricity or running water. Sometimes they don’t have the power or energy to run facilities,” Aremu said. “We are endeavoring to provide solar panels because these villages have little access to resources or money that would enable them to power their homes, schools or businesses.”The Environmental Student Assembly looks forward to the installment of the solar panels because it will provide communities with a sustainable source of energy.“There is no pollution once the solar panels are installed,” Jinny Choi, the director of university outreach for ESA, wrote in an email. “So it’s also considered a clean energy.”This campaign is unique in that it encompasses four student organizations with different missions working for the same objective.Members agree that it has been a rewarding experience.“It was an incredible opportunity to help further Innovation: Africa’s mission to bring sustainable tech solutions to African communities in need,” Danielle Fallon, the vice president of TAMID, said.Fried said that she hopes collaborations between student organizations such as this continue in the future.“We are doing this together in emulation of how Innovation: Africa and global aid works. Hopefully these collaborations will only lead to similar events in the future, and I cannot wait for the next project to present itself,” Fried said.In order to raise the money to buy the solar panels, the organizations will hold an event at Nature’s Brew at 7 p.m. this Wednesday. Bazar Ensemble will perform at the events and all proceeds will go to Innovation: Africa.last_img read more

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