Crowds flock to first Parks Legado farmers market of summer

first_img Jason Waters, right, explains pricing on baskets of vegetables at Walker Waters Urban Farms produce stand at Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Cowan Produce’s Gage Spencer, left, sells produce to George Baucom and his wife Lucy Baucom at Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Facebook Assorted baskets of vegetables are up for sale at Walker Waters Urban Farms produce stand at Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. John Skiles turned away from a pile of cardboard boxes, all labeled ‘PEACHES’ and stacked up as tall as him, before he swung his foot up to rest on another box in front of him.All empty.“I love it,” he smiled.Big crowds flocked through the first Parks Legado Farmers Market of the season on Saturday morning, all to take a look through vegetables, artisan goods, crafts, fruits like Skiles’ peaches and much more offered from about 70 local vendors. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Carla Braden sorts out kernels from freshly made kettle popcorn at Mariposa Produce stand Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Then they left with armloads of buys, from what vendors called the biggest and best market at Parks Legado to kick off the center’s second summer running the event.“We had 36 boxes of peaches, and about 600 pounds of produce, and it’s gone in two hours,” Skiles said a little after 10 a.m. The market opened at 8 in the morning.“Last year, it was taking almost the whole market to sell everything, so for two hours — yeah, I guarantee this market has grown exponentially,” he added.The Parks Legado Farmers Market started last summer, with organizers presenting four events over the summer months, and the market’s back for another go-around this summer.Saturday’s event marked the first of four scheduled for this summer, all on the second Saturday of each month through September — and already, this year’s first market has grown bigger, busier and more successful than the event was last year, echoed vendor Lesli Kizer.Kizer, under the tent at her own booth, glanced over glass jars filled with colorful jams and jellies offered by her business We Be Jammin — or at least what was left.“We’ve been pretty busy,” she said. “We’re out of a whole bunch of flavors, but that’s a good problem to have.“It’s doubled in size,” she added, on the crowd of buyers attending Saturday. “It’s been awesome today.”Kizer sold jams, jellies, pickles and different condiments bottled by her local company that she started in 2013. Skiles sold some locally grown squash, zucchini and cherry tomatoes, along with peaches the family bought and trucked back from Weatherford on Friday.They were among the 70 or so vendors on hand Saturday, which is a number that’s grown this year right along with the number of shoppers. About 50 vendors came to the market during each session last summer, organizing official Andrew Marshall said last week, speaking for the Sewell Family of Companies which presents the event at the shopping center the organization built in 2013.One of those new, first-time vendors, Jason Waters, said he was impressed and excited by the crowds, under his tent and behind the banner Walker-Waters Urban Farm.“You could sell anything here,” Waters said, as a potential buyer looked through his onions. He sold locally grown onions, squash, tomatoes and potatoes, alongside his wife, Chelsea Waters, who offered bottles of lotion and more from the beauty shop in Odessa she owns called Glitz House of Beauty.Jason Waters raises vegetables on his land and at his father’s place, and usually just gives extras to his employees at W&W Energy, his business in the oil industry.“This time we were like, ‘Heck, let’s take it to the farmers market. It’ll be fun,’” Waters said.Across the plaza, Yolanda Hernandez, also of Odessa, offered samples of her spice called Porras’ Spices de Vida, in her and husband Oliver’s first time at the Parks Legado market.Yolanda said they had vended at the Odessa, Texas Farmers Market presented by Medical Center Hospital and at the Briar Patch Trade Days in town, and that they planned to be back at the Parks Legado market after Saturday.“There’s a lot of people here,” Hernandez said. “I think it’s going pretty well.”The next event at Parks Legado is set to open July 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the town center located at 7260 East Highway 191. The center will also host markets on Aug. 14 and Sept. 8. The Parks Legado market advertises itself alongside MCH’s market, which opens next on June 23.“We love it. We’re all about the farmers market, because when we get a chance, we actually get to go and shop a little bit and get some more fresh fruits and veggies and things like that,” Kizer said.“But I like the fact that it brings everybody out. It’s the good, old-fashioned shopping.”Odessa farmers market scheduleParks Legado Farmers MarketDates: July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8When: 8 a.m. to noonWhere: Parks Legado Town Center, 7260 E. Highway 191 Local News Crowds flock to first Parks Legado farmers market of summer Vegetables at Farmer Troy’s produce stand at Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. MCH Odessa, Texas Farmers MarketDates: June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22When: 9 a.m. to noonWhere: MCH Main Campus, 3rd Street and Alleghaney Avenue By admin – June 9, 2018 WhatsApp Jacquel Cockrell, left, purchases a watermelon from Walker Waters at Walker Waters Urban Farms produce stand at Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Cowan Produce’s Gage Spencer, left, sells produce to George Baucom and his wife Lucy Baucom at Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Home Local News Crowds flock to first Parks Legado farmers market of summercenter_img Pinterest Attendees to Parks Legado Farmers Market browse vendors Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Parks Legado Farmers Market brings a large crowd of customers Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Quentin McKee, right, and Becky Leonard, center, purchase vegetables from Kyle and Sons’ produce stand at the Parks Legado Farmers Market last June at Parks Legado Town Center. 1 of 13 Peaches are up for sale at Kyle and Sons’ produce stand at the Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Pinterest Shirley Braden dumps a fresh batch of kettle popcorn out of the kettle at Mariposa Produce stand Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Facebook Twitter Previous articleGabe McDonald trial begins MondayNext articleTRACK AND FIELD: Athletes finish strong at West Texas Junior Olympics admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning Armiah Aguilar, 16, right, and her sister Cloe Aguilar make miniature doughnuts at Parks Legado Farmers Market Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Attendees to Parks Legado Farmers Market browse vendors Saturday morning at Parks Legado Town Center. Twitterlast_img read more

Need for Speed: Chase the Checkered Flag at the Speedway in Lights 5K

first_imgHave you ever wanted to dress up in a wacky Christmas outfit and run a 5k through 2 million lights and finish on one of the most famous NASCAR tracks? Well, here’s your chance. Bristol Motor Speedway puts on a crazy Christmas 5k Run/Walk through its Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.Each year, moms pushing strollers, grandparents, young kids, and athletes line up to make their way through more than 250 festive displays along the Bristol Dragway and inside The Last Great Colosseum, dressed up in their favorite Christmas outfits. Racers run as Santa, Christmas presents, reindeer, the Grinch, elves and even a Christmas tree.The Speedway in Lights 5k is wonderful kickoff to the holiday season and a great way to support local kids in the region. 100% of the money raised goes back into the community; in fact, they have raised nearly 14 million dollars over the years, awarding grants to hundreds of qualified organizations in the 18-county surrounding area.All of the money raised doesn’t just come from the Speedway in Lights 5k; they also have another Christmas tradition that goes on throughout the holiday season, The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights. The Speedway in Lights allows you to drive through the course that took BMS volunteers eight weeks to create. Near the end of the course, you get to drive onto The World’s Fastest Half Mile, but don’t expect to run like Dale Earnhardt; it is just a Christmas lightshow after all, but it’s fun to pretend. Once you make into the stadium, you are greeted with a symphony of lights, all synchronized to holiday music. 300,000 of them! You can also pull into the popular Christmas presented by Eastman Credit Union, enjoy Christmas carolers, Christmas baked goods, hop on some great carnival rides and take photos with your favorite characters.The Pinnacle Speedway In Lights costs $15 per car Sundays-Thursdays and $20 per car on Friday and Saturday nights. On busy nights, visitors can take advantage of Jingle Bell Lane, which provides a shorter wait time for entry. Tickets for the “fast pass” option are $45. Please remember however, that all of the money goes back into the community, 100% of it!last_img read more

Macedonia’s first credit union built on trust, courage, commitment

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr FULM Savings House had to prove it was different from previous financial institutions.by: Tom SakashNothing about forming a credit union in a poor agrarian country in southeastern Europe, Martha Ninichuk will tell you, is easy.What is easy, however, is to see—in the face of a prospective membership base that doesn’t trust financial institutions, a lack of modern banking technology and never-ending regulations from the government’s central bank—is what the first and only credit union in Macedonia means to anyone who’s been involved with its colorful 15-year history.The history of FULM Savings House begins with Martha Ninichuk, now the deputy director of NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives.Fifteen years ago, working for the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), Ninichuk was picked to lead a team that would deliver a credit union to a country on the Balkan Peninsula—just north of Greece and sandwiched between Albania to the west and Bulgaria to the east—that had recently seceded from the former Yugoslavia and, on its own, had been struggling to establish itself economically.After answering a request for proposals from USAID, which would fund the project, WOCCU was granted a contract to establish a micro-savings and lending institution there. continue reading »last_img read more

Top credit union issues to watch in 2019

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brandy Bruyere Brandy Bruyere, NCCO was named vice president of regulatory compliance in February 2017. In her role, Bruyere oversees NAFCU’s regulatory compliance team who help credit unions with a variety of … Web: www.nafcu.org Details Throughout the past year, NAFCU’s award-winning advocacy team regularly met with top industry regulators and administration officials, while also attending events covering critical issues impacting credit unions. See what issues are on the industry’s Washington Watchdog’s agenda heading into the new year. Current expected credit loss (CECL) standardAs credit unions wait for substantive guidance on the CECL standard, NAFCU has attended Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Transition Resource Group for Credit Losses meetings, including one in October to gain insights on issues that might arise when companies and organizations implement the standard. FASB recently finalized NAFCU-sought changes, including a delay in the standard’s effective date for the industry. NAFCU has also attended previous transition resource group meetings on CECL, including one earlier this year, where the board first indicated it would issue guidance to clarify the standard’s implementation dates.Recently, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin outlining credit unions’ concerns regarding the standard.Housing finance reformThis month, NAFCU testified for the 12th time during the 115th Congress, offering credit unions’ perspective on housing finance reform. NAFCU witness Rick Stafford stressed the importance of credit unions’ unfettered access to the secondary mortgage market and need for affordable housing options to members of the House Financial Services Committee. Last month, NAFCU also met with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to discuss credit unions’ priorities in the housing finance market. HMDAWe recently updated our S. 2155 summary chart, which includes a note about the CFPB’s final rule to implement and clarify a provision that exempts certain credit unions from collecting and reporting on certain data points added to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) by the Dodd-Frank Act. The bureau has also released its filing instructions for HMDA data collected in 2019.NAFCU has a host of HMDA compliance resources available to association members, including charts and guides, articles, webcasts and blog posts. The bureau indicated it will likely review the 2015 HMDA rule in 2019; NAFCU will keep credit unions updated on any proposed changes. FintechLast month, NAFCU Senior Counsel for Research and Policy Andrew Morris attended various sessions at DC Fintech Week, during which Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Joseph Otting said the agency would likely reveal special-purpose national bank charter applications from fintech companies by the end of the year or early 2019. This is a move supported by NAFCU, which has advocated for a smart regulatory framework for fintech companies.NAFCU acknowledges that fintech can produce real benefits to consumers, including increased speed, convenience and new product offerings that make it easier for them to manage their financial lives. However, the association has urged lawmakers and regulators to ensure that when fintech companies compete with regulated financial institutions, they do so on a level playing field. In a letter cited by the Senate Banking Committee, NAFCU expressed concern that certain fintech companies may be able to exploit supervisory gaps to obtain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Although non-bank lenders are subject to the enforcement and rulemaking authority of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, they are not supervised in the same way as credit unions or banks, which could create cybersecurity risks in a data-rich banking environment.NAFCU has also advocated for agencies interested in fintech to focus on ways to encourage innovation within the credit union industry. In response to proposals issued by the bureau’s Office of Innovation, NAFCU has urged development of more streamlined policies related to no-action letters and waiver programs, which could help credit unions test new products, disclosures or services. In addition, NAFCU recently expressed its support for the Federal Reserve’s proposal to develop a new, real time settlement service and potential directory to link credit unions and other institutions to a future, faster payments system.Data SecurityNAFCU continues to share with Congress credit unions’ principles for data security. The association recently sent a letter to House leaders on the issue following the release of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report on the Equifax data breach, which determined that the incident could have been prevented.NAFCU has long been active with lawmakers on this issue, and was the first group after the massive 2013 Target data breach to call for a legislative solution to reform the nation’s data security system. The association is currently engaged as Congress considers a bill that would require data breach notifications for financial entities akin to what is in place for financial institutions under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.Faster paymentsNAFCU has been active in collaborating with the Federal Reserve on faster payments. NAFCU Senior Counsel for Research and Policy Andrew Morris attended DC Fintech Week where Treasury Department Counselor Craig Phillips indicated that the department is coordinating with other regulators to develop cryptocurrency policy and reiterated the importance of the U.S. modernizing its payment systems. Phillips referenced the Federal Reserve’s proposal to develop a 24/7/365 RTGS (real-time gross settlement) service to facilitate interbank settlement of faster payments (read more about the proposal here). A Fed rep also gave an update on the initiative to the NAFCU Cybersecurity and Payments Committee.The U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) also launched recently, which NAFCU previously offered recommendations to strengthen. NAFCU is in close communication with the Federal Reserve as it works to make the payments system faster and more secure.Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)NAFCU continues to stand by credit unions facing meritless lawsuits due to unclear guidance for website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt and I attended oral arguments for the industry’s first case at the appellate level: a hearing held by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case against the Department of Labor Federal Credit Union (DOLFCU). NAFCU has also filed an amicus brief in support of DOLFCU, and also stood by the credit union during its first hearing earlier this year.Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)Following a meeting in October with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau, NAFCU Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Ann Kossachev reiterated to the FCC NAFCU’s request for more flexibility under the TCPA to ensure credit unions can contact their members with important information without fear of violating the law.Small business loansNAFCU Regulatory Affairs Counsel Kaley Schafer is actively working on the association’s goal of improving access to credit union small-dollar loans to small businesses across the nation through various meetings with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Recently, Schafer attended a small business roundtable to discuss the SBA’s proposed changes to 7(a) Express loans. Schafer also recently met with the SBA’s Office of Capital Access to discuss credit unions’ participation in SBA programs.As these topics will remain relevant in 2019, NAFCU will continue to monitor and advocate for regulatory relief for the credit union industry. last_img read more

Top ten CUInsight Community posts from 2018

first_img 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details The end of the year is a great time to look back. At CUInsight.com we take time the last week of the year to appreciate and recognize the people of the credit union Community that make us feel so grateful to do what we do. The credit union Community provides us with some of the best and most read content on CUInsight each year. We would like to thank each and every contributor who shared their thought leadership with us in 2018. Below are the Top 10 contributors to the CUInsight Community based on reads. Thank you to all and we can’t wait to see what you have to share in 2019.Why this guy may just be the most important member of your credit unionby ANDREW KENNELLY, TRUE ID PROWith an expected $16 trillion dollars in wealth transferring from one generation to the next, it is important that Credit unions look at each of these generations both as a group and as a subset of the entire membership base. (read more)Confessions of a white male CEOby DAVE ADAMS, CU SOLUTIONS GROUPAs we age personally and professionally, I think we all ask the question, “If I had it to do all over again, what would I change?”  As a 60-year-old white male executive, one thing that I would have done more effectively is mentor both men and (read more)Amazon fails Prime Dayby HEATHER ANDERSON, OMNICHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, INCAs I write this, it’s been almost five hours since Amazon opened its digital doors for business on its biggest day of the year: Amazon Prime Day. I’m a loyal Prime member who dutifully prepared my wish list and followed Amazon’s tips to (read more)When one (government) door shuts, another opensby HOLLY FEARING, FILENE RESEARCH INSTITUTEWant to make your marketing team’s job easier? Whenever you have the opportunity to actually take action on the words and messages you project about what your organization stands for, you’re cumulatively building a brand story that (read more)The number one way credit unions waste moneyby BO MCDONALD, YOUR MARKETING COLet’s say you were finally sick and tired of being sick and tired, and you decided to do something about it. You joined a gym. You also knew that if you were going to reach your goals, you would need someone to provide expert instruction and (read more)Mansplaining, mentoring and #MeTooby JILL NOWACKI, CREDIT UNION LEAGUE OF CONNECTICUTWhen a male colleague tells me I face some challenges that he doesn’t, but at least I have it better than his mother did, that feels a lot like mansplaining.* Yes, I am grateful I was born in a time when women can vote, access credit, rent a home, and (read more)Insights on Capital One’s trendy new “Café Concept” in Seattleby RUTH KAPCIA, WEBER MARKETING GROUPWe work in a very urban neighborhood, South Lake Union, just a few blocks north of Downtown Seattle. The SLU area has been undergoing a significant makeover during the past 10 years – from an industrial warehouse no-man’s land to (read more)How millennials select bank products & services, focus group resultsby MEREDITH OLMSTEAD, FI GROW SOLUTIONSOne long-time Credit Union client in the Phoenix, Arizona (AERO Federal Credit Union) recently conducted a focus group with current millennial members.  According to Angie Avers, the VP of Marketing for AERO, the goal of the research was to (read more)Zelle? Venmo? 3 tips to help improve the member experienceby PRESTON PACKER, FLEXHave your members asked you recently to provide support for mobile payments apps? Do you support Venmo? Square Cash? What is Zelle? Or maybe your members have complained that their funds don’t transfer instantly. Is this a problem (read more)How to know when to fire someoneby LAURIE MADDALENA, ENVISION EXCELLENCE, LLCI once worked for a credit union where employees dreaded calling the accounting department. There was an accounting specialist who was not friendly and often snapped at you if she felt you should know the answer to a question. (read more)last_img read more

Trojans triumph over Arizona at Galen Center

first_imgThe Trojans were fortunate not to have to face Green, who racked up 18 points and four rebounds when the teams met earlier this season, as Arizona couldn’t seem to accommodate his absence.  “It’s do or die, I don’t have another year, I don’t have any more excuses — it’s do or die,” Mathews said after the game. “Every rebound matters, every loose ball matters, every shot matters.”  “He’s just such a tough young man,” Enfield said of Anderson. “He was a huge part of our win.”  The Wildcats were without senior guard Max Hazzard and the team’s second leading scorer and rebounder in freshman guard Josh Green. Freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu led the way once again for the Trojans, racking up a team-high 10 rebounds and three blocks to go with 11 points on the evening. Thursday’s performance was Okongwu’s tenth double-double of the season. USC picked up a crucial 57-48 win over Arizona Thursday night at Galen Center, providing a crucial boost to the Trojans’ prospects of earning a first- round bye at the Pac-12 Tournament and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.  Mathews had another solid night, leading the team with 14 points while also grabbing five rebounds and setting the tone for the team for much of the game. “We just tried to challenge everything,” Enfield said. “We just executed defensively as best as we could and challenged, [we tried] to make it tough for everything they got.”  The Trojans were led by a balanced scoring attack. Six different players chipped in at least 7 points en route to one of USC’s biggest wins of the season.  Mathews, along with senior forward Nick Rakocevic, has been sick the past few days but provided a much-needed outing for the Trojans when the team needed it. USC also contained Arizona’s leading scorers— freshman forward Zeke Nnaji and freshman guard Nico Mannion — who came into Thursday’s matchup averaging 16.3 and 13.7 points per game, respectively.  Freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu celebrates with his team after banking a shot from USC’s own free-throw line at the halftime buzzer. Okongwu finished with another double-double and added three blocks in the win. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Both teams had frustrating patches in the first 20 minutes, with the Trojans and Wildcats looking out of sync on the offensive end for the majority of the first half.  USC’s tepid first half was capped off in exciting fashion when Okongwu nailed his first collegiate 3-pointer with a heave beyond halfcourt at the buzzer to send the Trojans into the break with a 26-21 lead. center_img Anderson finished the night leading the team with four steals.  The second half was testing at times for the Trojans, as Mannion and company eventually made a run to cut USC’s lead from 11 to just 5 midway through the second half. A slow start for Enfield’s group saw the team go down 9-2 early, but the deficit was quickly remedied after a pair of tough plays by freshman guard Ethan Anderson gave the Trojans life: A quick layup followed by a steal on the ensuing inbound pass sparked a 9-0 run to give USC a slight 11-9 lead midway through the first half.  Freshman guard Ethan Anderson scored 7 points Thursday night to go along with four of the team’s 10 steals. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Senior guard Jonah Mathews said the effort was an example of the team’s high potential on defense. Arizona’s 48 points was its lowest mark of the season, an impressive feat for USC head coach Andy Enfield and his defense despite a roster with multiple players battling recent illnesses. “We were just locked in defensively, and we’ve proven to be pretty good defensively when we want,” Mathews said. “We just had to take it to another level.” The duo was held to just 5 points combined in the first half, shooting a combined 2-for-11 from the field. As a team, the Wildcats shot just 25.8% from the field in the first half and didn’t fare much better in the second.  Mannion and Nnaji combined for 21 points in the final 20 minutes, but their second- half push ultimately came up short as Okongwu and the Trojans pulled away in the late stages of the game.  Arizona finished the contest shooting an abysmal 28.1% from the field, including a disappointing 3-of-26 from the 3-point line for a clip of just 11.5%.  “They focused as best as they could, and I thought they came out tonight with great energy and very much attention to detail defensively,” Enfield said.  USC will look to follow up its win by continuing to make its March Madness case against Arizona State Saturday. Tipoff is 5 p.m. at Galen Center.last_img read more

Zoo Miami Gorilla Receives COVID-19 Test

first_imgZOO MIAMI  – A fight between brothers at Zoo Miami landed “Shango” the lowland gorilla in the animal ER and while he was there he got a COVID test.“Shango,” a 31-year-old male lowland gorilla was immobilized and transported to the Zoo Miami animal hospital on Wednesday for treatment of several bite wounds inflicted by his 26-year-old brother, “Barney,” during a recent confrontation.  He also received X-rays, vaccinations, an ultrasound, a TB test and a bronchoscopy as part of the zoo’s overall preventative medicine program.In addition, because of the detection of a low grade fever and in an abundance of caution, COVID-19 tests were also administered.The test was negative.Both Shango and Barney were born at the San Francisco Zoo and arrived at Zoo Miami in May of 2017 and have resided together in Zoo Miami’s gorilla habitat since their arrival.  Conflicts between adult male gorillas in bachelor groups are common but they display a lot of posturing and rarely result injure each other. Unfortunately,  the two brothers got into it and the dust-up resulted in bite wounds.PIX: Zoo Miami Gorilla Treated For Bite Wounds After Confrontation With His BrotherThough most injuries that occur during these confrontations do not require immobilization, Shango was observed being very protective of the arm where the most serious bite occurred and his behavior indicated to the staff that closer examination was necessary.Once the 433-pound great ape was safely immobilized, the Animal Health team was able to clean and treat the bite wounds which were quite deep but fortunately did not appear to result in any permanent damage. Shango has his right arm X-Rayed at the sight of a bite wound to insure that there is no skeletal damage. (Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)He has since been returned to the gorilla area where he will be closely monitored as he continues to heal.Magill says it is still not clear if Shango will be reintroduced to Barney.  Their reunion will depend on behavioral assessments made by the staff combined with the healing progress of his injuries.last_img read more

Depleted Leafs back at in again against rival Rebels

first_imgHowever, that suspension has been removed from the KIJHL website.Nelson is already without forward Nicholas Ketola, serving the third-game of a three-game suspension for receiving a match penalty for match penalty for hit-to-the-head during agame January 16 against Kimberley.To help fill the roster for the weekend, Nelson is calling up a few players from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget League.Nelson, entering the contest Friday with four straight losses, plays in Spokane Saturday and Beaver Valley Tuesday before a home-and-home weekend against the Rebels, February 12-13.The Leafs, 17-240-0-2, trail Grand Forks Border Bruins by eight points in the race for third in the Murdoch Division.Nelson and District Credit Union Puck Toss FinalsNelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) is hosting Member Appreciation night during the Friday against Castlegar Rebels.Credit Union members are invited to present their NDCU MEMBER CARD debit card for a discounted admission for the game.NDCU members of all ages will be able to enter the draw for some great prizes during the third period, and the lucky season winners of the NDCU Puck-4-Bucks puck toss will toss one puck for a chance to win one $1000 NDCU term deposit. Already playing with a reduced roster, the Nelson Leafs begin the stretch run in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season — nine games in 17 days — starting Friday at home against Castlegar Rebels.The last time the teams met a week ago, the teams combined for more than 100 minutes in penalties following a second-period donnybrook that saw a handful of player ejected for fighting.And it was the Leafs that came out on the short end of the stick in regarding to discipline as team captain Rayce Miller and Matthew Sokol were suspended for two and five games, respectively.Nelson is currently appealing Sokol’s sentence.Levi Hulston, the original combatant in the melee, was suspended for five games by the KIJHL.last_img read more

LTech: Moving Sharepoint To Google Apps

first_imgThis is followed by choosing a repository for the documents. alex williams Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… The service requires the Google Apps Premier or Education edition, and costs $10 per user per year. Here is a list of the other requirements: On-premise applications like Sharepoint are becoming a target for cloud-based services. Up to now, customers could either start with Sharepoint, or an online alternative like Google Sites.But now we are seeing the emergence of services that help you migrate Sharepoint to Google Apps. LTech announced today that it is offering LTech CloudMove, a tool that automates moving documents to the cloud. Still, companies aren’t always moving all of their assets to the cloud. Many are taking a hybrid approach, something both IBM and Microsoft see happening with clients.LTech’s CTO Ed Laczynski said the migration is part of a process that small businesses are undergoing. They start with migrating email, followed by a more complete shift to the cloud:“We are seeing a larger number of SMBs making the move to the cloud. Thecatalyst being the cost benefits provided. Email and collaboration is theinitial first step but is often proceeded by the exploration of movingapplications and infrastructure.”LTech CloudMove automatically connects Sharepoint to Google Apps, allowing for large migrations.Users start by providing their credentials for Google Apps. Then they choose what to upload. Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news#Products 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Free Grant writing workshop for farmers

first_imgTeaming with the help of the Peace River Regional District and Adlard Enviromental, by hosting the free grant writing workshop for farmers is a valuable opportunity to listen to and ask questions of a Grant Writer.This presentation will be an asset to those attending by learning and developing valuable skills, tools and confidence as well as learning what grants are available through the year to for-profit farm businesses to help prepare your own grant proposals.The event is Thursday January 10, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmFor more details go to the Facebook Event Page CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After many conversations between local farmers and NEAT’s Northern Co-Hort, the free Grant Writing Workshop is a response to the information received from these producers.The Northern Co-hort felt there was a need to get an event such as this together after connecting with over 70 Producers in the Region since October. After holding three Northern Connections Farmers Events there was the opportunity for open dialogue and the opportunity to talk about real issues such as how are producers farming, where are they farming, maximizing earning potential and where can producers use support.Bess Legault, Northern Co-hort Coordinator with NEAT shared “The feedback was that farmers were aware there are grants available to a for-profit producer from the Government yet they don’t know how to access the money or how to write the grant.”last_img read more