I was recently schooled, so to speak, on pansies and their partners as I visited Old Town, a Southern Living-inspired community in Columbus, Georgia. I’m a pretty good cool-season container guy, but everywhere I looked was foliage and cool-season color combinations I had never tried.This community may be one of a kind, with nature trails and waterfalls, streets named after camellias like ‘Frank Houser’ and ‘Massee Lane,’ with new homes that look like yesteryear. There is an upscale apartment complex called “Swallowtail Flats” with individual units named for butterfly plants, like milkweed and plumbago. Cool-season color was growing everywhere, which must bring smiles to the faces of all residents.It was evident that trailing foliage and flowers are equally paramount to designing mixed baskets and containers in the cool season. Throughout the Old Town community were planters that caught the eye with artistic spillers. One such plant was the ‘Orchid Frost’ lamium, or deadnettle, that dazzled with both its silver and green variegated foliage and lavender blooms. ‘Orchid Frost,’ known botanically as Lamium maculatum, is cold hardy from zones 3 to 8.In some containers, ‘Orchid Frost’ was used with ‘Dash’ dianthus, pansies and sedum. In other areas it was partnered with pink snapdragons, thyme and the silverleafed ‘Carolina Sapphire’ Arizona cypress that created a most stunning thriller, spiller and filler.Some of my favorite containers used ‘Goldilocks’ lysimachia, or creeping Jenny. While this is nothing new, it was the application I found intriguing. In white, street-side box planters, ‘Goldilocks’ tumbled over the rim in combination with dark-colored blue ‘Matrix’ pansies for a screaming, complementary color scheme. In other containers, ‘Goldilocks’ grew adjacent to ‘Lemon Ball’ sedum for a frenzy of golden chartreuse.It was also apparent in Old Town that pansies, too, had become colorful spiller plants for cool-season containers. Whether it was on a private porch, patio or in street-side planters, both ‘Cool Wave’ and ‘Freefall’ pansies were making a colorful statement.The horticultural designer also used interesting textures of lemon thyme, red creeping thyme with its tiny leaves and ground-hugging habit, and ajuga, or bugleweed, with ornate variegation. All of these made me realize I had gotten a little boring or complacent in my own designs, and maybe like you, have ignored the artistic opportunities these plants offer to the mixed container.We can take some cultural tips from these containers, too. First, choose a container large enough to hold several plants and equipped with mandatory drainage holes in the bottom. If you are using the lightweight containers that look like terra-cotta or stone, you may have to drill your own holes. While you are at it, add four or five holes that are about three-fourths of an inch in diameter.I felt the potting mix used in the containers and can tell you this was the key element to the long cool-growing season. Choose a good, lightweight, fluffy potting mix that already has controlled-release granular fertilizer mixed in it.Choose containers large enough to incorporate a thrilling evergreen, like a juniper, lemon cypress, holly or topiary rosemary as the center plant. The designer of the Old Town containers not only used these, but also camellias.Even though the temperatures will be much cooler during your pansy growing season, we must pay attention to plants’ water and fertilizer needs. Continue to feed regularly with a dilute water-soluble fertilizer.Old Town is special, with flowers blooming 12 months of the year. Even if winter dictates a much shorter season for you, there are still ample opportunities for you to show your creativity with artistically designed containers around the porch patio or deck. To me, the cool season offers the best of container gardening.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. For more information about the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, go to www.coastalgeorgiabg.org.
Photo: Roger GuptaThe Blue Ridge boasts a full calendar of fests through the fall.MayBeale Street Music Festival April 29-May 1 — Memphis, Tenn. This must-do fest in Memphis features 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi. Line-up this year includes John Mellencamp, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, the Avett Brothers, and Mumford & Sons.Shenandoah Riverside Festival May 6-8 — Strasburg, Va. Join this three-day jam on the banks of the Shenandoah with a range of roots music from bluegrass to reggae to experimental rock.Cheat River Festival May 7 — Albright, W.Va. This low-key fest with some paddling fun and local string bands helps protect one of the Mountain State’s favorite rivers.Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival May 7 — Charlotte, N.C. Three of God’s greatest inventions come together at Symphony Park. Additional versions of this fest take place in Richmond, Va., on June 4 and National Harbor, Md., on June 17 and 18.White County Cork and Keg Festival May 14 — Helen, Ga. Drink regional beer and wine while hearing tasty tunes from Georgia Godfather of Jam, Col. Bruce Hampton.Trail Days May 14-16 — Damascus, Va. The mother of all hiking gatherings wakes up the sleepy town of Damascus for a long weekend of Appalachian Trail celebration. Thru-hikers reunite to trade trail stories, march in a parade, soak each other with water guns, check out a variety of gear booths, and sip a little moonshine.Xtremefest of the Blue Ridge May 14 — Waynesboro, Va. This one-day festival celebrates all things mountain sports, including climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking.New River Rendezvous May 20-22 — Fayetteville, W.Va. Come out for crazy climbing comps and campsite revelry in the Gorge. The most interesting thing on the schedule this year is the “Mountain Khakis presents: Pants to Panties, Drop Your Drawers and Win” event.Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival May 21 — Thomson, Ga. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue headline this annual festival that commemorates Georgia blues legend Blind Willie McTell.Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 41st Annual Memorial Weekend Bluegrass Festival May 26-28 — Coeburn, Va. The Good Doctor is well into his 80s, and he’s still touring like a spry youngster. He also hosts this traditional bash at his old home place. This year features help from Dailey & Vincent, Blue Highway, Larry Sparks, and the Lonesome River Band.Abbey Road on the River 2011 May 26-30 — Louisville, Ky. If you love the Fab Four, get to Louisville for what brands itself as the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival. Another version takes place in Washington, D.C., on September 1-5.Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Bluegrass Festival May 27-28 — North Augusta, S.C. Dig into a plate of the South’s finest BBQ and dig the sounds of Doc Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chatham County Line, Frontier Ruckus, and Charlie Parr.Rooster Walk May 27-28 — Martinsville, Va. This annual event at the idyllic Blue Mountain Festival Grounds remembers two fallen friends with a big weekend of regional roots music including Folk Soul Revival, The Mantras, Big Fat Gap, and many more.White Squirrel Festival May 29-30 — Brevard, N.C. Brevard pays tribute to its favorite neighbor with a street festival that includes White Squirrel walking tours, a box car derby, craft and food vendors, and a solid line-up of live music. 1 2 3 4
A report by Verizon found that c-level executives were 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents and nine times more likely to be targeted in social breaches. Ransomware accounted for 24 percent of reported cases.The “Data Breach Investigations Report,” shows that the attacks on c-suite executives are financially motivated and conducted to obtain a company’s most sensitive information. The report also revealed that 23 percent of the data breaches examined in 2019 were conducted by nation states, a 12 percent increase from last year.An upcoming NAFCU webinar on May 30 will focus on cybersecurity insurance for credit unions where attendees will learn how to protect their companies against the escalating costs of data breaches and cyberattacks.The webinar, scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, will review best practices for selecting cybersecurity insurance policy, as well as: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
I’m currently in Tennessee on Vacation. A little Dollywood. A little Smoky Mountain National Park. And of course, fireworks. I want to see an awesome display of fireworks.July 4th marks a fantastic moment in history. A group of individuals came together to sign a document that has shaped history throughout the centuries.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.We celebrate the document and the bravery of our founding fathers. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“It’s not good and it’s making me feel gross!”This was my 7 year old son’s recent proclamation at the dinner table, as my wife, son, and I awkwardly confronted the truth that my wife’s pasta dish was not a success.What followed my son’s honest observation was a constructive conversation about how we might make the pasta taste better, enlightening dialog about dealing with something when it ‘isn’t working,’ and an open exchange about whether any part of the overall dish ‘worked’ for us. A couple days later it occurred to me many credit unions would benefit from an honest “the pasta dish sucks” conversation amongst their executive team relative to the ingredients they’re perennially forced to purchase to cook up and support their strategic initiatives they serve to their members.What if your vendor relationships are essentially the same as a pasta dish? Let’s call it “the spaghetti pile of vendors and platforms.” Is the pasta dish of platforms around which your members and employees gather to work each day ‘working’ for you, your credit union, your members, and your core strategy? Is your core strategy supported by solid core technology ingredients? Or, are you just choking down the ingredients contributing to the products/services you’re trying to cook up, year after year? Are you event chef!? Perhaps you’re being served by a kitchen staff avoiding the awkward conversations about the quality, freshness, and general preparation of those ingredients and their ability to contribute to your final dish/product?The problem impacting many core business strategies in credit unions is simple: piled up platforms.Platforms are the ingredients we’ve all purchased for the last 25 years to toss into the pans of our strategic plans; they’re the noodles, sauce, spices, and such we’ve slapped around our core technologies.Two decades after the onset of our current internet and the digital banking services era, most credit unions have cooked up dishes that look something like the following:What if my son hadn’t been present with his naïve and useful candor? My guess is my wife would have tried to make the pasta dish again.My son cut to the core of the issue; and as soon as he did, we were all relieved that we could make a plan to avoid repeating that meal! That’s a strategy for success!!I’m not saying the entire dish was a loss. The meat in the sauce was good. That’s about it. Uncovering that useful bit of data required a process of analysis around our table. We figured out we’d keep the sausage.Just because the sausage was the only redeemable core of the dish doesn’t mean we jumped to blaming the tomato farmer, or the sausage manufacturer, or the noodle producer for the lack of operational execution in my kitchen!Don’t blame your core. Figure out whether it can contribute to solving the problem, whether it can help craft a more elegant, modern, and enjoyable dish to deliver to your members, employees, etc.Don’t toss out the noodles in the spaghetti pile before you understand whether they’re still supporting your strategy. After all, you may have a good reason to continue serving up some of the noodles to your members and employees. However, you may have some excess pasta on the plate which is translating into the excess economic expenditures and the excess expenditure of energy spent to cook and consume it. You won’t know this until you have the candid conversation about the ingredients, chat with the cooks, and agree on what ingredients will economically, technologically, and operationally support your core business strategy. It’s important to realize here that core business strategy is not the same as your core technology decision(s). The latter is the composite of ingredients you need, the former is your recipe and plan to serve a dish to your members, employees, etc. Your core ingredients support your core business strategy, and your core business strategy should drive your plan for your core ingredients. Don’t let your dinner table succumb to the awkward silence of choking down a bad meal; don’t waste good ingredients; and don’t jump to blaming the tomato farmer or noodle maker for another bad dinner.Put together a modern plan for relevant delivery of delicious digital banking experiences using a synthetic core strategy and core technology recipe.We call this “platform mapping.” It’s the process of going through your kitchen, pantry, and current pasta dishes to identify the ingredients supporting the menu of products/services you deliver to your members and credit union.It’s the operational, technological, and economic equivalent of the my son’s 7-year-old candor which saved our family from another instance of that pasta dish and allowed us to avoid wasting good money and time on another mediocre experience.With a little candid conversation and some clever data and analysis, you can avoid serving your members a nasty and outdated “spaghetti pile,” and you can dish out modern digital experiences which align with your core technology capabilities and your core business strategies.The alternative is another year and budget spent on, “It’s not good, and it’s making me feel gross!” 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jon Ungerland Jon Ungerland believes the core philosophy underlying credit unions is the plausible and sustainable model for preserving healthy financial institutions and promoting financially dignified and strong communities in the 21st … Web: www.dalandsolutions.com Details
Oct 2, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – In a major push to modernize and speed the production of vaccines for pandemic influenza and other emerging threats, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week issued new guidance on how to safely and effectively develop new cell-based vaccines.The document, released Sep 28, updates 13-year-old guidelines on cell culture manufacturing, currently used to make vaccines for other diseases such as measles, mumps, and polio, according to an FDA press release.The currently used egg-based method of producing influenza vaccines hasn’t changed much in 50 years and is more laborious than cell culture production techniques. To produce a vaccine, the virus strain must be adapted to grow in eggs, and huge quantities of special fertilized eggs must be available.With cell culture technology, manufacturers grow vaccine components in human or animal cells so the viruses don’t need to be adapted. Cells can be frozen and stored for use when needed, allowing production to be quickly ramped up in the event of an emergency.”The advice will assist manufacturers, including those that make influenza vaccine, both to develop new and better vaccines and to boost production capacity, making us better prepared for the threat of a future influenza pandemic and other infectious diseases,” said Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH, in the press release. Goodman directs the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.The guidance helps vaccine makers determine the suitability of a cell culture for manufacturing, as well as test and validate the safety and purity of the cells. The document also advises when to test at different stages of production and defines quality-control testing methods for cell substrate and adventitious agents.The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made cell-based vaccine manufacturing a central focus of its pandemic plan. In May it awarded $1 billion among five companies to develop cell-based technologies for making flu vaccines.In April 2005, HHS awarded Sanofi Pasteur a $97 million contract to develop a cell-based flu vaccine. The company was the first to receive a federal contract for commercial-scale use of new flu vaccine technology.Last week, Sanofi Pasteur announced the launch of the first clinical trial of its first seasonal influenza vaccine made using cell culture technology.See also: May 4 CIDRAP News article “US awards $1 billion for cell-based flu vaccines”Jun 27, 2005, CIDRAP News article “Momentum builds for cell-culture flu vaccines”
Sustainability risks at so-called megafarms in Asia are having a “catastrophic” impact on public health and the environment and pose “significant potential to derail returns”, according to a report backed by pension fund giant APG.The report from the $3trn (€2.6trn) investor network FAIRR and specialist consultancy ARE (Asia Research and Engagement) urged investors to treat the rise of intensive factory farming across Asia with extreme caution and warned them to keep a close eye on the long-term risks of food-related assets across the continent.Jeremy Coller, founder of the FAIRR Initiative and CIO of private equity firm Coller Capital, said: “Asia’s meat, seafood and dairy industries face a range of badly managed sustainability risks – from emissions to epidemics, fraud to food safety, and misuse of antibiotics to misuse of labour. All these issues have significant potential to derail returns.”The report highlighted OECD predictions that Asian meat supply would grow 19% by 2025, generating some 346m tonnes of greenhouse gasses – equivalent to running 100 coal-fired power plants. It also predicted that Asia would increase its use of antibiotics by over 120% in chickens and pigs alone, using 51,000 tonnes of antibiotics by 2030. The World Health Organisation and the United Nations have previously warned that excessive use of antibiotics could lead to the medicines becoming less effective.The FAIRR report said that Asia was still beset by food safety scandals. Most recently, eggs produced in Taiwan were found to have high levels of dioxins, a toxic substance often found in herbicides and pesticides. Three years ago, the news that a Chinese supplier to McDonalds and Yum! Brands was using expired meat led to a combined hit to the two companies’ market cap of $10.8bn.Stuart Palmer, head of ethics research at Australian Ethical Investment, said that population growth, urbanisation and rising incomes in Asia had resulted in a mass shift from traditional farming to industrial farming. “But the model is broken,” he said. “From antibiotics to animal feed, the inputs that Asian factory farms rely on to do business are proving catastrophic for public health and the environment.“It is crucial that investors understand the rapidly evolving Asian food landscape in order to safeguard the value of their investment portfolios and to support development of sustainable food production and consumption models.”However, the report emphasised some “excellent investment opportunities”, such as Quorn – a meat substitute owned by by Asian food giant Monde Nissin, which saw global sales rise by 19% in the first half of 2017.Note: A previous version of this article referenced the California State Teachers Retirement System. This was an error contained in the press material, and this fund has not officially backed the report.
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Kansas City officials together with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II gathered last week for a ceremonial groundbreaking for Phase V of the Flood Risk Reduction Project for the Dodson Industrial District in southeast Kansas City, Mo.The Army Corps’ Kansas City District commander, Col. Doug Guttormsen, was also at the ceremony.According to USACE, the Dodson Industrial Project scheme, worth around $13 million includes construction of 5,500 feet of earthen embankment to tie together previously completed portions of the flood risk reduction project.Anticipated to be completed in 2020, the project will provide 0.2 percent annual chance of exceedance level of flood protection to the industrial district.
“Our home match with Olympiacos in the Europa League was played on Thursday 27th February and none of our staff who came into contact with him on that matchday have reported any symptoms since. We continue to follow strict protocols with regard to Coronavirus. “We’re following the Government health guidelines and have additional procedures in place to protect our players and staff. This has included regular deep cleaning of areas used by players at Emirates Stadium and our training centre.” His current valuation is around £5million according to Transfermarkt. Read Also:Nottingham Forest owner gets coronavirus weeks after Arsenal visit But the Belgian team are aiming to get as much as £17million from his future sale. Het Nieuwsblad state that Liverpool are still monitoring him as they bid to boost their attacking options in the future. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Greek businessman Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, was at the Europa League game on February 27 and met Arsenal officials. But none of the Arsenal officials who came into contact with him have reported symptoms and the club has stepped up safety procedures both at the stadium and training ground. But Wolves’ Europa League tie with Olympiacos on Thursday night – already behind closed doors – is in jeopardy and the Premier League club have asked for postponement under circumstances. Marinakis is also believed to have shaken hands with Forest’s players ahead of their game with Millwall last Friday. Olympiacos players are now being sent for tests to see if they have coronavirus while Chelsea are also awaiting UEFA advice to see if their game with Bayern Munich will be behind closed doors.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices? Arsenal are confident staff and players have not been affected despite Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis publicly admitting that he has the coronavirus.
Four sachets of suspected shabu valuedaround P4,000 were seized from 35-year-old Arturo Alvior III of BarangayDancalan, Ilog, a police report showed. Alvior was nabbed after he soldsuspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P300 around 5:45 p.m. on Dec.19, the report added. BACOLOD City – Police arrested a drugsuspect in a buy-bust operation in Barangay II, Ilog, Negros Occidental. The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Ilog municipal police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
Deborah Jean Kosch, age 65 of Seabring, Florida passed away on May 9, 2018. The daughter of Elmer and Betty (nee: Danko) Kosch was born on August 21, 1952 in Dearborn, Michigan.She is survived by long time partner and best friend, Timothy McKenna; her father Elmer Kosch; siblings, Ilona Baggett (Dennis), Greg Kosch (Haydee), Robert Kosch (Nancy), Betty Kirk (Tim), Steven Kosch (Eileen); along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.Visitation will be Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1pm -2:30pm, immediately followed by Funeral Services all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN. Rev. Shawn Crisman officiating. Burial will be in Methodist Cemetery, Batesville.
India A won the first match by 69 runs.India A are playing five matches against South Africa A.India will play three Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests vs South Africa. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan has been included in the India A squad for the last two unofficial one-dayers against South Africa A in Thiruvananthapuram. India A are currently playing five limited overs games and two unofficial Tests in Wayanad. Dhawan had a modest tour of the West Indies, managing only 27 runs while the two ODIs and 38 runs. He has been named in India’s 15-member T20I squad for the forthcoming home series against South Africa. However, there is more bad news for Vijay Shankar after he was ruled out of the series against South Africa A due to a thumb injury. Shankar first lost his place to KL Rahul in the middle-order before a toe injury ended his World Cup campaign. He wasn’t picked for the tour of West Indies.Dhawan’s assignment in the West Indies was his first after a fractured finger sustained during his century against Australia at The Oval in the 2019 World Cup ended his tournament. India A are currently leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first game by 69 runs. The match was reduced to 47 overs per side due to a wet outfield. South Africa A won the toss and chose to bowl but Shubman Gill gave India a good start with an aggressive 46. There were contributions from Manish Pandey and Ishan Kishan but Shivam Dube’s 79 off 60 balls and Axar Patel’s 60 off 36 balls helped India A end on 327/6.Also Read | WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan has heartfelt message after getting ruled out of World Cup 2019In response, Reeza Hendricks blasted a century and Heinrich Klassen hit a quickfire 58 off 43 balls but they were undone by Yuzvendra Chahal who picked up 5/47 and gave India A a commanding win. In addition to his batting exploits, Axar took 2/39 and he was awarded the Man of the Match.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan hits the gym, aims to be ready for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clashSouth Africa are coming to India for a series of three Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests. The three Test will be the first for South Africa in the new World Test Championship. MS Dhoni was not included in the side for the three Twenty20 Internationals while Hardik Pandya makes a comeback after opting to rest for the tour of the West Indies. In South Africa’s last tour to India in 2015, the Proteas won the Twenty20 Internationals 2-0 and the ODIs 3-2 before being hammered in the Test series 3-0.
World number 4, Stan Wawrinka has quit tennis for the rest of 2017 due to surgery on his injured knee and will not defend his US Open title.The 32-year-old Swiss struggled with the knee injury when he was knocked out in the first-round of Wimbledon by Daniil Medvedev last month.In a statement on his official Facebook page, Wawrinka said: “I am sad to announce that, after talking with my team and doctor, I had to make a difficult decision to undergo a medical intervention on my knee.”“This was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years.” Stan Wawrinka won the US Open last year, beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows to earn his third grand slam title.Wawrinka joins Novak Djokovic in quitting the rest of the 2017 tennis season, and it’s still uncertain if world No1 Andy Murray will recover in time from his hip injury to compete at the US Open.RelatedMilos Raonic Pulls Out Of The US OpenAugust 24, 2017In “Sports”Tennis: Murray Overcomes Wawrinka To Win First Title Since Hip SurgeryOctober 21, 2019In “Tennis”Top Stars Djokovic, Wawrinka To Return In DecemberOctober 24, 2017In “Sports”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— The Alpena Public School District is upping the price on school lunches for the next academic year. The increase applies to students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch.The increase is necessary to cover rising food costs. Meals will increase by ten cents for students at all area schools. Students will continue to have a variety of healthy meal options to choose from and the same proportion of food will be served.It will cost $2.95 for students at the elementary school level and $3.20 for grade levels 6th-12th. The price of the breakfast meal will remain the same at a dollar 75 cents.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Attorney General announces proposals for police reform in MichiganNext Community members to attend informational meeting
Former elite sides push for a return to the Premier League from the various Zones as the Play-Offs for Premier League promotion begins this weekend. Great Olympics, Tema Youth and Okwawu United are all aiming for a return to the top-flight but also face competition from Istanbul when they kick off their quest to seal a return to the premiership next season from Zone III. The competition in Zone III begins on Saturday at the Baba Yara and Len Clay stadia. The competition starts much earlier for teams in Zone II where Dunkwa United, Gold Stars, Feyenoord and Eleven Wise all push for the sole qualifying slot. On Friday,Dunkwa United and Gold Stars will get the action underway before former premiership sides Feyenoord and Eleven Wise meet on Saturday. The winner of each zone qualifies for next season’s Premier League. Zone II Fixtures Match-day-1: Friday, April 25: Dunkwa v Gold Stars – Accra Saturday, April 26: Feyenoord v Eleven Wise – TemaMatch-day-2: Tuesday, April 29 Eleven Wise v Dunkwa – Accra Gold Stars v Feyenoord – Tema Match-day-3: Saturday May 3 Dunkwa v Feyenoord – Accra Eleven Wise v Gold Stars – Tema Zone III Fixtures Match-day-1: Saturday, April 26 Great Olympics v Istanbul – Baba Yara Tema Youth v Okwawu – Len ClayMatch-day-2: Tuesday, April 29 Istanbul v Tema Youth – Baba Yara Okwawu v Great Olympics – Len ClayMatch-day-3: Saturday May 3 Great Olympics v Tema Youth – Baba Yara Okwawu v Istanbul – Len Clay
There was total confusion in the camp of Team Ghana which nearly resulted in a brawl, two days into the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, ScotlandThe near scuffle was between two officials of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) following disagreements over quality of jerseys.Information gathered by sportscrusader.com, reveals that, Nestor Galley, President of the Ghana Badminton Federation (GBF), who doubles as the Third Vice President of the GOC, questioned the quality of jerseys provided for Team Ghana, especially that of the Badminton team.According to the information, Galley’s concern were not taken lightly by the president of the GOC Prof. Francis Dodoo as he got infuriated.Prof. Dodoo, who has become unpopular even among his fellow executives, attacked the retired Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Habour Authority (GHAPOHA) with the intention of punching him but was restrained by onlookers.The action of Prof. Dodoo seem to have attracted the displeasure of other association president who have high regards for Mr Galley.The source hinted that, other Association presidents are unhappy with the way and manner they were being treated by the GOC president and his close confidants as he seemed to have hijacked every operation of the committee.There seem to be growing disquiet over the leadership style of Prof. Dodoo and highly placed sources have indicated that, there are possible plots to unseat him in the next election.Investigation conducted by Sportscrusader.com reveals that, the kits; Evrea, were procured by the GOC at a discounted price of 53,000 Euros.