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Bob Marley’s Grandson, Nico Marley, Just Signed With The Washington Redskins

first_imgNico Marley, the grandson of reggae royalty, Bob Marley, just joined the NFL, signing on as a linebacker for the Washington Redskins through a college free agent deal. While music certainly runs in the Marley family, so does football—Nico’s father, Rohan Marley, played with the Miami Hurricanes back in the early 90’s with Ray Lewis and Warren Sapp and later with the Canadian Football League as a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders. However, despite these famous family connections, Nico has previously expressed his desire to make a name for himself on his own, telling  Sports Illustrated‘s Michael McKnight in 2014, “I always wanted to make something for myself. . . . I’ve never said, ‘I’m gonna do it like my dad did it,’ or ‘I want to be like my grandfather.’ Every individual is supposed to have something he wants to go get, something he wants so bad he don’t need anybody’s help. That’s what I get from my father and grandfather.”Grab Some Ganja And A Pint Of “One Love,” Ben & Jerry’s Newest Flavor, In Memory Of Bob MarleyNico Marley played as a Tulane Green Wave in college, and for his senior year, he recorded an interception and 86 tackles, becoming an all-time leader in tackles for loss across his career at Tulane. Despite Marley’s relatively small stature in comparison to other linebackers (he’s 5-foot-8 and weighs in at two-hundred pounds), the Washington Post‘s Mike Jones reported last week that Marley was working as an inside linebacker with the Redskins’ second-string team, making him about 30 to 40 pounds lighter than many other players of the same position. Clearly, he impressed the team during the rookie minicamp, where he recorded an interception and a forced fumble ahead of his signing yesterday. An Instagram post yesterday showed Nico grinning as he signed his contract with the Washington Redskins, which can be seen below. You can also check out a video of his college career highlights below, courtesy of Tulane Green Wave. Congrats to Nico, and we look forward to seeing you out there! [H/T Relix]last_img read more

Price of Peanuts? Depends on Who’s Buying, Selling

first_imgPeople who love peanuts and peanut products shouldn’t expect the new farm bill to leadto lower prices.”I don’t expect there to be any difference at all,” said Don Shurley, aneconomist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “I don’t expect retailprices to drop.”In the long run, consumers may see more widely changing prices.”We’re likely to see the peanut quota set much closer to demand than in recentyears,” Shurley said. “In close crop years, with less buffer supplies, we couldsee wider price swings.”Manufacturers have complained that this year’s quota (1.1 million tons) is toolow,” he said. “But the farm bill has some provisions that can divert nonquotapeanuts into the domestic market if supplies are short.”The low supplies that could lead to higher retail prices aren’t out of the question.”If we have a short crop anywhere, the market could be very tight,” Shurleysaid.Meanwhile, as spring heats up, Georgia farmers are busy putting peanuts into theground. But they can’t expect to get as much out of their efforts as they once did.Under the new farm bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has slashed the peanutquota (the amount farmers can grow) by 18 percent from last year. To make matters worse,the federal support price is 10 percent lower, too.In the short term, Shurley said, farmers’ depressing numbers may not be as bad as theyseem.”Unlike past years, the 1996 quota doesn’t include seed,” he said.”Under the new farm bill, the USDA bases the peanut quota on their estimate of whatis needed to meet the edible market demand.”Peanut quotas go to the farms on which they’ve been grown over the years. Now, though,a temporary seed quota (about 140 pounds per planted acre) will go straight to the grower.”Counting the seed quota, we’re looking at a net quota reduction of 12 percent to15 percent from last year,” Shurley said.The support-price cut may be a softer blow, too, he said. About 40 percent into theirplanting, Georgia growers have been able to get contracts for about $650 per ton. That’scloser to last year’s $678 support price than this year’s $610.”The price to growers may not be too different this year than in the past,”Shurley said.”The support price is supposed to be a floor. It protects growers from big pricedrops,” he said. “In the recent past, they’ve been more like a ceiling.”Shurley expects the purchase value of peanut quota to remain at current or slightlyhigher levels. But that’s largely because uncertainty over the peanut program had alreadydriven prices to about half of earlier levels.Quota lease rates will have to drop, too.”For a grower to make the same net return as last year, his lease rate will haveto drop 25 percent to 30 percent,” he said. “They may not drop that much rightaway. That will vary with local competition, past lease rates, etc. But if rates don’tcome down right away, chances are they will eventually.”Peanut farmers will face a cost-price squeeze toward the end of the seven-year farmbill, which ends in 2002, Shurley said.”The price support is frozen at $610 for the entire life of the farm bill,”he said. “Their costs are going to go up during that time. With the support pricefrozen, that will put further pressure on the lease market.”The value of peanut quota gets bid into the value of farm land, he said. If quotavalues drop, so do land values. That will affect local tax bases. And that will hit peoplewho don’t grow or even eat peanuts.”Peanuts undergird local economies,” Shurley said.last_img read more

Virtual 4-H’ers

first_imgThanks to a new pilot program, Georgia students may soon be able to attend 4-H meetings without leaving home. The new virtual 4-H club is being test-driven by students at the Georgia Cyber Academy.“The cyber 4-H meetings are the exact same program we take into the brick and mortar schools,” said Melanie Biersmith, a Georgia 4-H specialist coordinating the online program.GCA is Georgia’s first virtual charter public school. Students learn at home with a learning coach (usually a parent or grandparent) and must meet the same standards as every other public school systems in the state. The brainchild of one womanBiersmith credits the school’s Response to Intervention coordinator Leah Falls with the idea. “This project is the result of the will of one person and her positive experience with 4-H,” she said. A former public school teacher in Henry County, Falls said she knew of the benefits of 4-H. All of her children were 4-H’ers.“When our administrators asked us to think of ways to create more social contact for our GCA students, I immediately thought of 4-H,” Falls said. She then approached Georgia 4-H staff with the idea to develop virtual club meetings.“From our first face-to-face meeting, I think the Georgia 4-H staff was more intrigued and excited than I was,” Falls said. “We had a great conversation about virtual education and the possibilities of a partnership between GCA and Georgia 4-H.”First meeting a successMore than 50 GCA 4-H’ers were online Jan. 25 for the first cyber 4-H meeting. The students logged onto their computers, viewed a presentation, or virtual whiteboard, and used microphones or chat boxes to communicate with teachers and other students.“At that first club meeting, our students seemed very excited about 4-H and asked all kinds of questions about what 4-H offers,” Falls said. “Some of our students were already 4-H’ers and are very excited that they can now participate as GCA students.” On May 14, the cyber 4-H’ers will visit the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton for an in-person session. Not just an online experience“Their 4-H experience won’t just be online. All of these students will still have a local connection through their local UGA Cooperative Extension office,” Biersmith said.And, as with all Georgia 4-H’ers, the GCA members can attend one of the five 4-H camps across the state for summer camp. “We have set up a special summer camp for the cyber 4-H’ers at Camp Fortson in south Atlanta, or they can attend any of the other 4-H camps,” Biersmith said.Biersmith is quick to clarify that home-schooled students participating in 4-H is not a new concept.“We have a strong connection to home schooling families already,” she said. “Many Georgia counties have home-school clubs and/or clubs outside of the brick-and-mortar schools that home-schoolers can participate in.”A starting point for growthBiersmith hopes to see the virtual 4-H program grow to include all students, home-schooled, public schooled or private schooled.“The development of online, virtual 4-H clubs allows even more young people access to the positive youth development and educational opportunities provided by Georgia 4-H,” she said.At GCA, Falls’ only regret is that her students started 4-H late in the school year. “I think we will generate even more excitement when the kids visit Rock Eagle,” she said. “Next year, I know we will have an even stronger club. With 5,000 students statewide, I think the potential for having the largest 4-H club in Georgia is here (at GCA).”last_img read more

People’s United Foundation awards $10,000 to Vermont Works for Women

first_imgThe People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, of which Chittenden Bank is a division, announced today that it has awarded $10,000 to Vermont Works for Women in Winooski, Vermont.Vermont Works for Women (VWW) has spent the last 23 years encouraging women and girls to explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence. For nearly a decade, VWW has developed and offered programs for incarcerated women that build skills and capacities critical to meaningful, long-term employment. Their approach is strength-based, encourages self-efficacy, is holistic in its structure and challenges cultural biases that serve to limit women’s aspirations and achievement. VWW’s programs are designed to meet women where they are – and to challenge them to recognize and realize their potential. They are recognized as a leader in program development and advocacy. VWW’s program curricula has been sold and replicated nationally to organizations and state agencies interested in boosting the profile and appeal of nontraditional careers for women and girls. The National Association of Mayors, the City of Burlington, the Vermont Governor’s Commission on Women, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Champlain Valley Chamber of Commerce and the John Merck Fund have all honored VWW for the quality of its work.“The donation from People’s United Community Foundation will support post-release services to help women find and sustain meaningful employment as they transition back to the community,” noted VWW’s executive director Tiffany Bluemle. “Research affirms the value of work in helping men and women avoid recidivism, not just because it pays the bills. Work is an organizing force in our lives, providing structure, opportunities for accomplishment, and a circle of colleagues who can provide support and inspiration. We’re grateful for People’s United Community Foundation’s support and its commitment to helping all Vermonters – and indeed, those who are among the state’s most economically vulnerable – take meaningful steps towards achieving economic independence.”Since 2001, Vermont Works for Women has worked with over 450 women involved with the correctional system. The number of women cycling in and out of prison in Vermont and nationally has increased by over 500% since 1996. Last year, over 1,200 women entered Vermont prisons; over the last twelve months, the number of women housed in the state facility in St. Albans has ballooned from 100 to about 150 – many of them incarcerated, not for having committed new crimes, but for having violated the terms of their probation.“Programs like Women Building Homes and Lives are critical in giving these women a second chance,” said Michael Seaver, Officer, People’s United Community Foundation and President, Chittenden Bank, a division of People’s United Bank. “Vermont Works for Women has changed the course of many women’s lives and the lives of their children. We are pleased to be able to support the work of Vermont Works for Women.”Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. With special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods, the funding priorities of the Foundation include: community development, youth development, and affordable housing.Source: People’s United Community Foundation. 4.19.2010###last_img read more

House committee passes CFPB, Dodd-Frank reform bills

first_imgThe House Financial Services Committee passed two Republican-sponsored bills Wednesday that took aim at the CFPB and Dodd-Frank Act.In a 34-22 vote, H.R. 4894 passed out of the committee. Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), the bill would repeal Title II – the orderly liquidation authority – of the Dodd-Frank Act.Additionally, the committee approved the Taking Account of Bureaucrats’ Spending Act, H.R. 1486, sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), in a vote of 33-20. This bill would bring the CFPB’s budget under appropriations by Congress. Also contained within the bill was an approval of $485.1 million for the CFPB, the amount CFPB Director Richard Cordray said was necessary to fund the bureau. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Lake Trust builds big dreams with microloans

first_img continue reading » Lake Trust Credit Union ($1.9B, Brighton, MI) dove into member business lending not long after its creation through a merger of equals in 2010. Since then, the cooperative has built a healthy MBL portfolio and expanded its business services into checking, treasury services, credit cards, and commercial real estate lending. In 2017, the cooperative became the first credit union to be named Michigan lender of the year by the Small Business Administration.Despite the array of services, leaders at the credit union — which serves southeast and central Michigan — thought something was missing. So, in 2019, Lake Trust moved into microlending, providing small loans and guidance to entrepreneurs who might otherwise risk their personal credit or simply stay on the sidelines.Using a CDFI grant of $975,000 to bolster reserves, Lake Trust has made approximately 50 microloans that average $20,000 to $25,000 each. Business owners — including landscapers, HVAC providers, photographers, plumbers, movers, truckers, pharmacists, solar solutions providers, and a sound and lighting specialist — have put the money toward vehicles, equipment, supplies, and other expenses. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘This is a conspiracy’, lawmaker says as House scrutinizes Jiwasraya mismanagement

first_imgTopics : The AGO has summoned several investment management and securities firms’ officials during the investigation and has detained holding company PT Maxima Integra director, Joko Hartono Tirto, after arresting five people in January.Uriep, however, refused to reveal the name of the products or the investment management firms.“If the products were tailor-made, I think we can conclude that this was a conspiracy,” Commission XI member and Golkar Party politician Mukhamad Misbakhun said.Two parties outside the government coalition, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and the Democratic Party, have submitted a proposal for the establishment of a special committee or Pansus to launch an inquiry into the case. The lawmakers want to inquire where the money went following an allegation that Jiwasraya’s financial shortfall was a result of misappropriation in order to fund President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s campaign in the 2019 presidential election.However, four of the six progovernment parties have backtracked on their commitment to set up the committee following disapproval from the government and reportedly a request not to allow such a probe to be set in motion. Despite the fact that the mutual funds were open-ended—meaning that the products are available for all investors to buy – around 70 to 90 percent of the products’ assets under management (AUM) came from Jiwasraya, he added.Such an effort, he went on to say, was carried out to cover up the losses the ailing insurer had suffered following steep drops in the value of shares owned by Jiwasraya.Some of the stocks included in the insurer’s portfolio were those of property developer PT Hanson International (MYRX) and coal miner PT Trada Alam Minera (TRAM). These stocks were known to be low quality and were often used for pump-and-dump schemes. The trading of the stocks was halted by the bourse, as a result of the Jiwasraya case.Jiwasraya failed to pay out customers policies, worth up to Rp 16 trillion (US$1.2 billion), that fell due in December, prompting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to launch a corruption investigation.center_img A lawmaker has accused state-owned insurance company PT Asuransi Jiwasraya, and several investment management firms, of alleged investment mismanagement that has led the insurer into financial difficulties.The allegation was raised during a hearing of House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing financial affairs in Jakarta on Monday, in which a senior official with the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) made allegations that several mutual funds owned by Jiwasraya were not transparent.“It’s possible that the asset management firms tailored the products for Jiwasraya,” KSEI president director Uriep Budhi Prasetyo said.last_img read more

How to celebrate World No Pants Day in style … and seclusion

first_imgThe property has a Bali hut. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS A home among the trees Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 It has a rainforest and a creek that not many people have been to. There’s also a tennis court on site. There are no neighbours within 653 acres at 320 Tabletop Road, Canungra. Fish or swim steps from the front door FOLLOW COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK A resort style pool adds to the activities at home.“The grounds are resplendent with lush landscaping, manicured child-friendly level lawns, quiet meditation space, vegie garden and fruit trees affording incomparable tranquillity and inspiration.” World No Pants Day requires a bit of thought to keep from giving the neighbours more than they bargained for.It was made popular as college end-of-finals pranks, but closer to home, World No Pants Day might require a bit more seclusion to keep the neighbours sweet.This celebration is probably best finessed in privacy and seclusion — even if the key is to not acknowledge that the person you’re next to realises you have no trousers on and vice versa.That’s got to be tough to pull off in suburbia, so we’ve scoured the listings to find some of the most private properties for sale in Queensland right now.center_img 26A Nunkeri Ct, Forest Glen, has three houses. And it’s surrounded on three sides by the Lamington National Park.Stunning views across Illinbah and Ferny Glen Valleys and back to Mount Tamborine. Fresh spring water cascades down a creek that has only been seen by very few.”The site has three houses on it, as well as cattle yards, 100 breeding cows, three phase power, a Telstra landline and 4G.If something private but much smaller is more appropriate, the landscaped, manicured grounds of Nunkeri Place on the Sunshine Coast may tickle your fancy. No pants is not so daunting when there’s only the trees looking on.Described by agent Margaret Deighton as a private sanctuary, it has over three acres of rainforest and landscaped grounds, three residences, as well as floodlit tennis court, entertaining pavilion, a Bali hut, outdoor shower, pool, and the ability to be transformed into a commercial venture.It’s walking distance to the Grammar private school, five minutes to Buderim and a 10 minute drive to the beach, according to the listing. All up 26A Nunkeri Ct, Forest Glen, has eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and parking for 18 vehicles. No Pants day has spread across the world in various forms, including the annual ‘No Trousers On The Tube Day’ on the London Underground. The key is to not acknowledge each other’s similar state of undress. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP.There is definitely privacy in spades at Tabletop, a 653 acre estate surrounded by the Lamington National Park on three sides. You can parade around in your jocks or hit the birthday suit until the cows come home when you’re 663m above sea level. This estate described as being “one of the highest privately-owned properties in the hinterland” — is located just 50km south west of Southport and 100km south of Brisbane CBD — with views that are simply breathtaking. Pizza king sells riverfront home You may need like-minded adults around — though the property is three acres large. There are multiple houses on the property. Stunning countryside.Importantly, being at the top of the range means there are no eyes to peek down into your business.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoAgent Ed Dalton has 320 Tabletop Road, Canungra, listed at $3.2m and described it as having “absolute privacy”.“Seldom do we find a property that really stands out, not just from the crowd but from other properties in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Tabletop is one of those properties. You could go trouserless until the cows come home.last_img read more

Mrs. Martha J. (Seegers) Deveary Robbins

first_imgMrs. Martha J. (Seegers) Deveary Robbins, age 60, of Brownstown, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 29, 1956, in Seymour, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Eldo Alfred and Fern Elizabeth (Jackson) Seegers. She was raised in Milton, Kentucky on her parents farm, and spent some time entertaining vendors and customers at the family business, the Dairy Queen in Milton, Kentucky. She was a 1974 graduate of the Trimble County High School. Martha was united in marriage on May 14, 1977, to the late, Gary W. Deveary and to this union arrived a daughter, Amanda Elizabeth to bless their home. She was later united in marriage to George A. Robbins on March 31, 1995 in Vevay, Indiana, where they shared nearly two years of marriage together until he passed away on December 14, 1996. Martha was later united in marriage on November 29, 2003 in Owenton, Kentucky, to Robert “Bob” Lusby. Martha and Bob shared nearly 14 years of marriage together until her death. Martha was employed as an Office Manager for the Mayfield Nursing Home (River Valley Living Center) in Madison, Indiana. In 1990, Martha received her Administrators License from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. After receiving her Nursing Home Administrators License, she was employed in 1992 for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana. Martha was later employed for Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover, Indiana, Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus, Indiana, and lastly for, Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, Indiana. Martha served as a Nursing Home Administrator for 28 years. Martha was a member and past secretary and treasurer for the Kiwanis Club of Vevay. In 1994, Martha moved to the Vevay community and later resided in the Brownstown community from 2008 until her passing. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, listening to music, watching movies, fine dining, oil painting and going to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to relax on the beach. Martha passed away at 6:45 am, Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Aspen Trace in Greenwood, Indiana.Martha will be deeply missed by her husband, Robert “Bob” Lusby of Brownstown, IN; her daughter, Amanda Elizabeth (Deveary) White and her husband: Doug of Bargersville, IN; her granddaughter, London Elizabeth White of Bargersville, IN; her sister, Phyllis Jane Daugherty of La Porte, TX and her abundance of friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Eldo Alfred Seegers, died October 30, 1997 and Fern Elizabeth (Jackson) Seegers, died September 2, 2009; her 1st husband, Gary W. Deveary, died October 24, 2016; her 2nd husband, George A. Robbins, died December 14, 1996; her sister, Sally Ann Layman and her brother-in-law: Don Daugherty.Funeral services will be conducted at 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Lady Chargers Golf Tri-Meet Results

first_imgNorth Decatur High School Girls Varsity Golf finishes 3rd place at Edinburgh/Southwestern. Thursday Night, The Girls Varsity Golf team played at North Branch for their last regular match of the season and the last regular match for senior Sidney Parmer.Edinburgh won the match with a 193 over Southwestern’s 215. North Decatur was unable to post a team score due to only 3 players. Sidney Parmer: 40 – Individual Medalist; Katy Kinker: 49; Laronda Schwartz: 54 – Tied Personal Best.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.last_img read more