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By Gary WadeUniversity of GeorgiaCrape myrtles have long graced Southern landscapes as trees. Now gardeners can enjoy their hardy qualities in their smaller cousins. Miniature myrtles can be grown as shrubs, groundcovers or even hanging basket plants. Following are a few of the most well-known dwarf crape myrtles. Some you may find locally, while others you may have to shop for at specialty nurseries or on the Internet. The Razzle Dazzle crape myrtle series are some of the most popular of the new dwarf plants. These varieties were introduced by the Center for Applied Nursery Research in Dearing, Ga. Cherry Dazzle bears deep pink flowers and grows as a compact mound 3 feet to 4 feet in height. Other selections include Dazzle Me Pink with bright pink flowers and mature height of 3 feet to 4 feet, Ruby Dazzle with lavender flowers and mature height of 2 feet to 3 feet and Snow Dazzle with white flowers topping out at 2 feet to 3 feet. Crape Myrtlettes originate from breeding programs in Louisiana. Most grow 3 feet to 4 feet in height and can be used along foundations, in perennial borders or in large containers. They are available in a wide range of colors including dark red, rose red, pink, rose pink, white, lilac lavender and lavender. Rosey Carpet is a groundcover cultivar introduced by Hambuchen Nursery in Conway, Ark., in 1997. It grows just a foot high and trails 4 feet in all directions. Other selections for use as groundcovers, in containers, or in large hanging baskets include Delta Blush with pink blooms (1 feet to 3 feet), Bourbon Street with watermelon red flowers (2 feet to 3 feet), Mardi Gras with purple flowers (2 feet to 3 feet), and Sacramento with deep red flowers (1 feet to 3 feet). There are many other great dwarf selections of crape myrtles on the market. When selecting dwarf crape myrtles, there are two important things to remember. First, like all crape myrtles, they require full sun for best flowering. Second, they are deciduous, so it’s best to plant them adjacent to evergreens so they can fade into the background in winter. Gardeners have long appreciated the tough-as-nails qualities of crape myrtle. There is hardly a Southern landscape without at least one of these summer flowering beauties. Some cities and towns use them as street trees, while others hold summer festivals in their honor. In the 1960s, crape myrtle breeding work by Donald Egolf at the U.S. National Arboretum gave us many superior selections with beautiful bark characteristics and improved disease resistance. His selections were given Indian names, like Natchez, Seminole, Catawba, Cherokee, Potomac, Yuma and Hopi. Most of these selections grow 15 feet to 30 feet tall. For more information on growing crape myrtles, visit pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C944/C944.htm. (Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Truly, I would like to serve in the military THESE ARE THE ONES WHO WILL ALWAYS BE TERRORISTS, MURDERERS, VIOLATORS OF HUMAN RIGHTS. THEY DON’T WANT PEACE, THEY WANT POWER BUT WON’T GET IT, THERE ARE SOME COUNTRIES THAT ARE REQUESTING THEIR EXTRADITION. WE ARE ALERT REGARDING THESE HOMELAND ASSASSINS WHO CALL THEMSELVES ARMY OF THE PEOPLE, AND FOR WHAT? IN ORDER TO MASSACRE THEM, THEY ARE THIRSTY FOR BLOOD. How is it they dialogue with the government for peace, no one believes this, not even themselves. Only Santos, who thinks he’s negotiating with little angels; how is it that they continue to commit all kinds of human rights violations. Mr. President doesn’t see this, or he pretends to be stupid. Wake up, we don’t want the FARC to continue governing. I like that they’re hitting them where it hurts the most — their finances It’s great that the military forces are watching out for our country. Just that I hope that none of the members of the armed forces switches sides. Art. Hugo Rodriguez was Just as they don’t care, neither do I. Dead king, new king 😛 Colombia’s National Police and the Army used military intelligence to locate and capture five suspected FARC terrorists, including two important alleged operatives, Armed Forces and law enforcement authorities said. National Police agents and Army soldiers captured the suspected FARC operatives in early August. Security forces located and captured them in an indigenous reservation in Meta Department, 135 kilometers south of Bogotá. The suspects were hiding in the indigenous reservation Ondas del Cafre, in the municipality of Mesetas-Meta, according to information obtained by military intelligence officers. Soldiers from the Air Infantry Battalion, 21st Pantano de Vargas Battalion, attached to the 7th Brigade, captured the five. The suspects are allegedly part of the FARC’s Urias Rondón Front. Two of the suspects, a man known as “La Muerte” and a woman who is known as “Rosalía,” are important FARC operatives, military authorities said. The suspects were hiding in the indigenous reservation Ondas del Cafre, in the municipality of Mesetas-Meta, according to information obtained by military intelligence officersThe successful operation was carried out by a coordinated effort which involved National Police agents; officers with the National Army’ Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty (GAULA), which specializes in investigating kidnappings and preventing terrorists and criminals from taking hostages; and the Technical Investigation Team (CTI) of the Attorney General’s Office. FARC operatives put indigenous population at risk: Army By hiding on an indigenous reservation, the suspected FARC terrorists put “the indigenous population at risk,” the Army said in a statement. FARC operatives have used the tactic before, according to security analyst Daniel Mejía, director of the Research Center on Drugs and Security (CESED) at the University of the Andes. “This tactic of hiding in indigenous populations is a strategy that the FARC have used as pressure by security forces increases against guerrilla groups,” Mejía said. “The FARC members tend to take refuge in the civilian population or in vulnerable communities such as the indigenous population. In these areas, the FARC essentially take shelter so that they cannot be captured by authorities easily.” Security forces capture ‘La Muerte’ The capture of La Muerte is considered important because of the key strategic position he held within the FARC, authorities said. La Muerte was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the issued by the 68th Municipal Criminal Court of Bogotá. La Muerte is suspected of being the top lieutenant of a FARC operative who is known as “El Zarco Aldinever,” who is the leader of the terrorist group’s 53rd Front. Authorities suspect the 53rd Front has launched terrorist attacks against civilians who oppose extortion payments in the municipalities of Mesetas, Lejanías, Granada, San Juan de Arama. Authorities believe the 53rd Front has also launched attacks against some merchants who have refused to pay extortion in the country’s capital. The capture of La Muerte and the four other alleged FARC terrorists has “significantly weakened the manpower of this illegal structure, as well as the ability to raise money from extortion and coercion”, the Army said in a press release. The arrests were made within the standards set by International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Army said. Capture of ‘Rosalía’ deals heavy blow to FARC finances Before security forces captured her, Rosalía was in charge of collecting extortion payments for the FARC, authorities suspect. She often met extortion victims at the indigenous reservation, where she would collect the extortion payments. “With the neutralization of this terrorist network, the logistics and financial capacity are fractured,” the Army said in a statement. Because she is an important part of the FARC’s financial structure, the capture of Rosalía could deal a destabilizing blow to the FARC, according to Mejía. “When an arrest is made against someone who manages the funds of important resources that the FARC operates with, instability is created in the system for financing these armed groups,” the security analyst said. Security forces must remain vigilant, because such financial operatives are quickly replaced, Mejía said. In addition to La Muerte and Rosalía, security forces captured three other suspected FARC terrorists. The three suspects, all men, are known as “Eliberto,” “Ilder,” and “Robert.” They allegedly were members of the FARC’s Urias Rondón front. In addition arresting the five suspects, security forces seized six Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and communications equipment. Intimidation and drug trafficking by the FARC The FARC has carried out a campaign of intimidation in the municipalities of Villavicencio, Granada and Cubarrai in recent months. FARC operatives seeking extortion payments have terrorized farm owners in these municipalities with grenade attacks, authorities in those regions said. In early August, FARC operatives committed several grenade attacks over a period of 15 days, Colonel Carlos Alberto Meléndez, commander of the Meta Police told RCN Radio. The attacks did not kill or injure anyone, but they did cause property damage. The FARC relies on criminal enterprises to finance its terrorist attacks, Mejía said. In addition to extortion, the FARC relies on funds generated by drug trafficking and illegal mining operations, according to the security analyst. By Dialogo September 05, 2014
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last night said an agreement was reached on the content of a government funding bill that is expected to include NAFCU-backed cybersecurity legislation, but key Democrats emphasized negotiations remained underway.This omnibus spending package for fiscal 2016 is projected to be passed by Congress within the next week, and the president is expected to sign the bill. NAFCU is reviewing the package for any language addressing regulatory relief for credit unions. continue reading »
Recently while working to help a credit union stimulate their loan production it was discovered that part of the problem was due to their inability to process consumer loans quickly enough – members were expressing interest and submitting applications but it was taking way too long for them to get processed and closed so members were dropping out and going somewhere else. In my meeting with the leadership team, the VP of Lending chimed in, “Oh, I’ll fix that. I’ve got some ideas.”Ut-oh, I thought … that comment reminded me of a famous quote from Albert Einstein: Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which they were created. In other words, if the VP of Lending created the culture that was producing such destructive inefficiencies, she was probably not going to be the person to resolve them. The solution, instead, would have to come from someone outside the realm of her idea-generation.Many organizations suffer from this issue but only a few realize it in time to produce positive change. The few successful credit unions go to extensive measures to make sure they get various perspectives on operational and procedure challenges and then implement a rigorous vetting process before deploying the most appropriate solution. I had a boss who used to remind me to “ready, aim, fire” instead of “ready, fire, aim”; in other words, make sure you know what you’re aiming at before firing off a solution.If your credit union suffers from insufficient execution – i.e., loan production, cross-sales, experience scores – you likely need to look at your processes from new, fresh perspectives to make sure you’re aiming at the right solutions. Here are some tips from those aforementioned successful organizations:Start by gathering as much data as you can produce … data about your volume, transaction times, resource allocation, and quality of work among others. Some of it may need to be collected manually and require additional work on the part of those involved in the process. Other data may be available through your technology although an IT technician may need to get involved to abstract it. However you need to do it, your first “perspective” should be through the lens of data. What does your data tell you is currently happening?Solicit input from the employees who perform the task in question every day. Find out from their perspective what’s working and what the inhibitors are. If you’re experiencing a high dropout rate on consumer loan applications, talk to your frontline loan officers and back office underwriters. Ask them why they think it’s taking so long to process an application and what do they think needs to be done to expedite the process. Our employees have great ideas and generally want to see those ideas implemented to make their jobs less frustrating and more successful, so ask and listen to them.Observe what those loan officers and underwriters are doing and flow-chart the process. Oftentimes, execs think they know what the process is but, after sitting down and observing what’s actually going on, they realize that a completely different process is being followed. Further, they may realize that observing five different loan officers will produce five different processes. And they’d never know that if they assumed the process and didn’t actually observe and map it.Get input from the most important component in this effort – your members. And don’t just ask them if they’re satisfied; that’s too shallow. Ask them what they liked about the process and what they didn’t like. Ask them if they’ve experienced a similar process at a different financial institution and what they liked about that one. Finally, and maybe most important, ask them what they would improve if they could so they would do business with you again if they have a similar need. Don’t just rely on esoteric satisfaction scores; get detailed specifics about the member’s experience.Find out what other financial institutions are doing. It’s amazing to me how many VPs of Lending don’t know about the lending performance and capabilities of the banks and credit unions in their marketplace. They don’t know if the other guys take applications online. They don’t know how their turn-around time compares to the others. They don’t know if the other guys have remote signing and closing. It’s not always easy to learn about the competition but every effort should be made to learn as much as possible before establishing your standards and processes.Another source for perspective would be to look at other industries to see what they’re doing. You may not be able to totally emulate how Quicken Loans processes their loans but you may be able to garner some best practices. You probably can’t afford a contact center the size of Zappos, but you may be able to benefit from following some of their call-handling processes. You probably can’t afford to realize the levels of satisfaction and loyalty that Ritz-Carlton enjoys but you can likely learn from the success of their problem resolution processes. Your members are comparing you to service levels in other industries; now is the time for you to do it, too.Lastly, I noted above the need to ask your employees for their perspective; however, you should also ask input from employees who do not perform the function or process you are looking to improve. Talk to employees who are new to your organization, especially those who recently worked at high-performing service companies, like Home Depot, Gap, and Red Robin. Some people refer to these employees are “curious employees” – those who want to know the why behind what they are expected to do. These employees can add a tremendous perspective because they’ll ask the greatest question of all: why are we doing it this way?Only after conducting extensive research to gather those various perspectives on your current processes should you begin to brainstorm potential solutions. This way, any and all possible solutions will be evaluated on their merits and not just on random ideas. The solution’s foundation should be based on facts, not what your VP of Lending thinks is the best way to fix production problems.“Ready, aim, fire” means you should make sure you know what you’re aiming at before firing off a solution and that means doing your homework and conducting thorough research before implementing any solution to improve inefficient processes, especially those that directly impact the member experience.If your credit union needs to address inefficiencies in delivery and enhance your member experience level (and who doesn’t!), my firm would welcome the opportunity to share with you our process for helping. Please contact me at email@example.com or 636-578-3280. 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. 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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Eight people, including four alleged gang members, were rounded up Thursday after investigators seized $15,000 worth of drugs, a pair of loaded handguns and drug paraphernalia from a Greenlawn home during the execution of a search warrant, Suffolk County police said.Detectives from multiple gang units, the Criminal Intelligence Bureau, and Narcotics Section had been conducting an investigation prior to police raiding the house at 72 Rutgers Lane. The eight people arrested in the bust ranged from 19 to 32 years old, and were all charged—at the minimum—with criminal possession of a controlled substance.Investigators seized heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, with an estimated street value of approximately $15,000, police said. Also discovered was a pair of loaded handguns, an electronic stun gun, cash—police didn’t say how much—digital scales and an assortment of drug packaging equipment, police said.The four alleged gang members were identified as 25-year-old Alex Otero and 23-year-old Brian Ochsenreiter, both of whom live in house, plus 26-year-old Bruce Giles, of Huntington Station, and 20-year-old Joshua Crowell, police said. They were all charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Otero was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana. Ochsenreiter was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and petty larceny for an unrelated incident.Another resident of the home, 19-year-old Melissa Saldarriaga, was also charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.In addition, police arrested 22-year-old Christine Gatling and 26-year-old Nadine Parker, both of whom live in Brooklyn, and 32-year-old Karl Latortue of Dix Hills.All eight are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenParadise for sale…01:34Bringing a touch of the Hamptons to Queensland, this impeccable waterfront home in Paradise Waters is flawless inside and out.Boasting a huge amount of indoor space, the interior of this impressive five-bedroom, five-bathroom property is full of natural light and there’s a lovely flow and feel to the place.It’s elegant and classically decorated but still has warmth and a unique charm. You can tell the previous owners, Valda and Mike, really enjoyed living here.One highlight of this superb family home is the home theatre room, which can seat up to eight people. It even has its own bar. Margarita anyone?The splendid residence even has its own dock. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyPristine white walls and gorgeous polished floorboards emphasise the sheer amount of space this property offers, while a sophisticated take on the classic Hamptons style ensures the house lives up to its name: ‘Anchorage’.Large and inviting, this stunning home is perfect for relaxed family life and entertaining.“I love the French kitchen, especially the two serveries which are very handy when we have people round,” says Valda.Incredible views of the river and city skyline can be seen from most rooms – the study in particular provides a breathtaking vista – while the centrepiece of the bathroom is a freestanding tub placed beside a floor-to-ceiling window that looks straight up to the sky. Each of the bedrooms is spacious, light-filled and welcoming. Gallery (9 images)A dip with a view. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyStep outside to find five large outdoor covered entertaining areas to choose from, including an inviting al fresco dining space with stylish wicker furniture and a large fan – ideal for enjoying a sundowner or two.The pool area is designed in a classic nautical chic style and is the perfect spot to cool off and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. Set inside a secluded courtyard, the pool is skinny dip friendly, too.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “Unlike most pools in this area our pool area, being built into the middle of the building, is completely private. It also gets the sun all day long,” says Mike.Even the pretty pergola is decked out in a nautical look, while a built-in bbq with all the mod cons, an outhouse and a private dock ensures the house is a water lover’s paradise.Stroll down to the dock and you’re right on the waterfront, with bonza river views to boot.“I love all the outdoor spaces and the breeze we get here, says Valda. “Even in the winter it’s incredibly beautiful to sit out here – it’s so lovely and calming.”This fantastic home is now up for grabs. Form an orderly queue…Offers over $3,750.
Donald R. Bauman, of St. Peters, was born on September 13, 1936 in Batesville, the son of Wilbur and Belva Boggess Bauman. He married Kathy Strothman on August 29, 1964 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. After working briefly at Harrison Bowl, Donald spent 30 years at Hill-Rom and later retired from Owens-Corning. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Penntown and in his spare time he enjoyed many hobbies. Donald loved to bowl and was active in the Wednesday afternoon league in Batesville. He also enjoyed the casinos and pitching horseshoes. Donald umpired for many years and afterwards, sometimes to the dismay of his family, he continued “umping” from the bleachers. At the age of 80, he passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a brief illness. Those surviving who will honor Donald’s memory include his loving wife of 53 years, Kathy Bauman; children, Kevin (Jan) Bauman and Kim (Ron) Buckler, both of Brookville, Jeff (Dana Wilson) Bauman of St. Peters, Kellie Bauman of McCordsville, Brian (Karla) Bauman of Brookville, and Blake (Christie) Bauman of Bright; 10 grandchildren and 1 on the way; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet Wiedeman of Sunman, and a brother, Larry (Bertie) Bauman of Sunman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Wilbur Eugene Bauman, one additional brother, Robert Bauman and a brother-in-law, Alvin Wiedeman. Friends may visit with the family from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 and again Tuesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at St. John’s UCC – Penntown. Pastor Lynne Busch will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m., and burial will follow in St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Olivia Rebecca Waggoner Endowment at the Franklin County Community Foundation or to St. John’s UCC – Penntown Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Donald Bauman.
Former West Brom forward, Brown Ideye, revealed he almost quit the national team after his exclusion from the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. Ideye was one of the notable names omitted from the Mundial in Brazil by the late Stephen Keshi, despite playing an important role in his 2013 African cup of Nations winning squad in South Africa. Now plying his trade with Aris Thessaloniki of Greece, Ideye told www.brila.net in an exclusive interview that no one explained the decision to exclude him from the tournament. “I don’t know why they did not pick me, I don’t know why I was dropped, I saw the list on Twitter, nobody called me to explain the decision. There are so many things I don’t know and that’s why I don’t want to talk about what went down.”Advertisement Loading… The 31-year-old former West Bromwich Albion forward, admitted he was devastated by the decision to exclude him from the squad and almost quit the national team. read also:Ideye: I will expose the rot in Super Eagles “After the absence from the World cup, I felt I should just retire from the national team, but I just had a rethink and believed I still have a lot to offer my country, I just put it aside and focus on future,” he told brila.net. Ideye who last played for the Super Eagles in 2018 world cup qualifiers against Zambia in Ndola back in 2016 concluded that he’s available for selection and still have plenty to offer the national team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much
Halsey did not issue a red card to Wigan striker McManaman during his side’s 2-1 win over Newcastle on March 17 because, he said later, his view of the challenge on Haidara was blocked. Because of the international break, this weekend will be the first round of Premier League fixtures since the incident, and Halsey’s only top-flight outing will be as the fourth official for Reading’s trip to Arsenal. Mark Halsey, the official who did not send off Callum McManaman for his high tackle on Massadio Haidara, has not been given a Barclays Premier League game to referee this weekend. Press Association McManaman’s tackle was greeted with outrage, but could not be punished in retrospect by the Football Association because one of Halsey’s two assistants saw the incident, provoking a debate about the merits of disciplinary system. Halsey will referee Friday’s npower League One game between Coventry and Doncaster.