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Pecan Field Day.

first_imgGeorgia pecan growers can learn the latest in pecan research at the annual Fall Field Day Sept. 13 at the NILO Plantation in Albany, Ga.The program includes workshops on thinning and wisping trees, timing nitrogen applications, integrated pest management, using pecan fungicides and checking water use and its impacts.The field day will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will end with a sponsored lunch. To learn more, contact Tom Crocker at (912) 386-3410.The event is sponsored by the Georgia Pecan Growers, Inc., the University of Georgia Extension Service and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Coastal Plain Experiment Station.last_img read more

Chattergoon, Baldeo spearhead ACC to double wins

first_imgTWO solid half-centuries from former West Indies opener Sewnarine Chattergoon and a five-wicket haul from Balchand Baldeo spearheaded Albion Cricket Club (ACC) to contrasting wins over Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets and Port Mourant when play in the TENELEC Inc. 50-over cricket continued last weekend in Berbice.At Area ‘H’ on Saturday, the hosts won the toss and inserted Albion to bat first. They reached a respectable 191-9 in 44 overs. Chattergoon scored a crucial 62. He got support from Sharaz Ramcharran, 45. Bowling for RHT Gizmos and Gadgets, Clinton Pestano took 2-30 off 7 overs.In reply, the hosts were bowled out for a disappointing 114 runs in 27 overs to lose by 77 runs. Pestano topscored with 45. He got little support from Royston Crandon with 20. Off-spinner Balchand Baldeo spun web around the batsmen, taking 5-25 off 7 overs.Over at Port Mourant ground on Sunday, Albion batted first and again had a poor start before recovering to make 208-9 off their allotted 50 overs.Chattergoon once again led the recovery with a patient 65, with six fours and a six. He got support from David Latchaya 35, Veerapen Permaul 32 and Ramcharran 23. Bowling for the hosts, national middle-order batsman Chanderpaul Hemraj took 2-15, Dimitri Cameron 2-21 and Kellon Carmichael 2-48.In reply, Port Mourant struggled throughout their innings and were eventually bowled out for 150 to lose by 58 runs. Samuel Kistasammy top-scored with a fighting 50. Bowling for ACC, the consistent Baldeo took 2-19, and Latchaya 2-34.last_img read more

Florida man accused of exposing himself to woman at condo

first_imgThe victim told police that the suspect’s penis and buttock were completely exposed. When the man looked up at the victim he told her,  “This is what you do to me” and proceeded to walk over to a lounge chair and laid down on the chair. The suspect allegedly stated, “This is where you sit.” The suspect then allegedly lifted his legs and played with his penis and masturbated.The victim stated she screamed and called 911. She also told police she felt as though he was stalking her because he sat in the pool chair she regularly uses. The victim told police the suspect took a morning swim in the pool regularly.Police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Jousua Echezarreta, and he was arrested and charged with exposing sexual organs, loitering or prowling, resisting officer without violence, and stalking simple without threats. A Florida man is accused of exposing himself to a woman who was on her porch drinking her coffee.The Naples Police Department received a call from a woman who said a man was playing with his genitals at an area condo.The police report stated the victim lived on the second floor of the condominium, and her back porch overlooks the pool and the pool deck. The victim told police that she walked out to the porch and sat down to drink her coffee, when she saw a Hispanic male with no pants or underwear standing by the pool.last_img read more

GolfSixes inspires young players

first_img GolfSixes is encouraging more young children into the sport with new figures showing significant growth of the fun-filled format across the UK.Just as the team element of the recent Ryder Cup at Le Golf National again captured the imagination, children are relishing the shorter format, team-based GolfSixes League at clubs up and down the country through the work of the Golf Foundation, which receives significant financial support from The R&A.The new leagues were launched in May 2018 as a companion series to the European Tour’s GolfSixes, the shorter-form, team competition for professionals which was held for the second consecutive year at Centurion Club, featuring men and women competing alongside each other.Figures show a notable expansion in the six-hole format across the summer, building on a pilot project in England in 2017 that featured six regional leagues involving 246 children from 27 clubs. Since May, 24 leagues were staged across 22 UK regions, involving 112 golf clubs and nearly 1,500 junior golfers. Early results show that nearly 30% of players have been girls.The work in England has been supported by England Golf, helped by additional funding from Sport England. Six county leagues in England have been so successful that they have decided to stage their own extra winter leagues in the months before the 2019 season, in which GolfSixes nationally is set to enjoy further expansion.Thanks to support from Wales Golf and Scottish Golf, GolfSixes League also expanded into these nations for the first time in 2018, through a pilot league in Wales and two in Scotland. These numbers are also expected to rise significantly next year.Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, the European Tour’s Official Delivery Partner for GolfSixes League in the UK, said: “We’re delighted with the expansion of the GolfSixes League in 2018 and our partnership with the European Tour.“The activity is just finishing across England, Wales and Scotland and we have received great feedback, stories and images. GolfSixes is great fun and the perfect entry level competition. We are also hearing from parents that GolfSixes has helped build confidence in their children.“The growth in GolfSixes illustrates that fun and shorter team formats encourage young players to practice and play at their clubs, while attracting the interest and support of their parents. “The Golf Foundation continues to look at new ways to entice more young people and families into golf, to grow participation numbers and retain more juniors.”Lasting just over an hour, GolfSixes matches are fast, fun, provide a sense of belonging and a foundation for a long-lasting love of golf. This summer, boys and girls represented their golf clubs in regional inter-club leagues playing weekly team golf. Wearing coloured team shirts with GolfSixes branding, squads of 12 juniors played six holes against other clubs in Texas Scramble format. Youngsters worked with their club’s PGA professional during the week to prepare for the big matches at the weekend, supported by regular high numbers of watching parents.Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “It is very encouraging to see how GolfSixes is capturing the imagination of youngsters in the UK, while we have also seen similar leagues launched across Europe, inspired by the professional competition, which featured men and women competing against each other.“We saw at Centurion Club, and through social media engagement, that GolfSixes is attractive to spectators, and the success of these leagues show it is also an appealing format for participants of all abilities as a quick, fun way of playing golf.”Iain Fulton, PGA Head Teaching Professional at Belton Woods Golf Club, added: “The GolfSixes League has been a fantastic project and opportunity for young golfers to play a different format, new courses and meet other young players. Everyone at Belton Woods has thoroughly enjoyed every game.”GolfSixes League was created following Golf Foundation commissioned research which found that many young people wanted to play fewer holes, in team formats and at different courses, while parents expressed enthusiasm for active involvement in events.The aim is to boost retention in clubs as a key part of the Foundation’s ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ strategy as a charity that helps young people from all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy the playing and personal benefits of the sport. GolfSixes also featured at The Ryder Cup, with the European and US Junior Ryder Cup teams taking part in an exhibition match at Le Golf National.GolfSixes is just one strand of the Golf Foundation’s national HSBC Golf Roots programme which is reaching 500,000 youngsters a year in schools, communities and golf clubs.England Golf has also partnered with the European Tour to promote GolfSixes to clubs in England, with 100 clubs already registered to hold a tournament. Club winners could then secure the chance to compete at the European Tour’s GolfSixes event in 2019.To find out more about GolfSixes, click hereImage copyright Getty Images 31 Oct 2018 GolfSixes inspires young players Tags: European Tour, Golf Foundation, GolfSixes, Junior Golflast_img read more

6 Simple, No-Nonsense Accounting Apps for Microbusinesses

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#accounting#engagement Peter Daisyme “Small” businesses today come in a broad range of sizes, from the 500-person light manufacturing plant to the “solopreneur.” One distinct category is the microbusiness, which typically features one owner with up to four other employees. A freelancer is a good example of a microbusiness, as is someone who owns his or her own landscaping or pool service company.Super small though these businesses may be, even solopreneurs need to conduct basic accounting and bookkeeping functions. This includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxes, expense tracking, and even payroll. Depending on the microbusiness’s particular structure (corporation, sole proprietorship, etc.), it will have specific financial reporting responsibilities.That’s where technology comes to the rescue. Companies have developed tax preparation software, accounting apps, and even AI-powered platforms to help businesses do the hard work themselves. “Now all firms, even small ones, should be thinking about how to adopt advanced technology like artificial intelligence (AI), whether it will be by contracting with specialized technology companies or building their own departments,” says Derek Bang, the chief strategy and innovation officer at Crowe Horwath.Even today, there are now many simple, no-nonsense, and affordable accounting apps available to help microbusiness owners complete accounting, bookkeeping, and tax tasks from anywhere. Here are six small business accounting apps to consider for your microbusiness: Sage Expenses & InvoicesSage Expenses & Invoices is a small business accounting app from Sage, a renowned accounting software development company that has delivered many innovative accounting solutions for businesses of all sizes. This free, valuable app for micro and small businesses is available on both the App Store and Google Play.This cloud-based app provides a way to easily record business transactions from anywhere. It can account for and digitally store expenses, send and reconcile invoices, and maintain current business records. The app uses straightforward language and easy navigation, making it a snap to continually record income and expenses on the go. As your business grows, you can integrate the app with Sage One, which expands the range of available accounting features. 1tap Receipts1tap receipts is an app from Receipt Bank that uses character recognition software to eliminate data entry — and the headache of lost receipts — for self-employed workers. Available for both iOS and Android, 1tap was developed to make it easier to be self-employed by enabling freelancers, contract workers, and others to take pictures of business expenses year-round to assist at tax time. The app can save them money, too, as tax professionals often charge self-employed clients 50 percent more to complete their taxes because of the additional organization and itemization required.The app works in tandem with those accounting professionals to automate data collection and enable self-employed workers to leverage the information for analysis. 1tap retains all collected receipts in the cloud for 10 years, meaning the information can be resurrected at any time, as well as reviewed to find trends and patterns that might not otherwise be apparent.Creating an 1tap account is free, and the app offers three different pricing levels to match individuals’ needs. FreeAgent MobileFreeAgent is another accounting software platform that has added a mobile app that works on iOS and Android devices. You’ll be able to instantly view what is outstanding in terms of bills and payments from clients while also gaining a longer-term picture of your expenses against budget. This small business accounting app lets you create new expenses and capture receipts via photo.For invoices, the cloud-based app enables you to create and send invoices, issue estimates, and bill for expenses. The app will also help you focus on higher-level accounting issues related to cash flow, bank balances, taxes, and profit and loss statements. Lastly, the timer feature lets you set a timer so you can record how much time you spend on each task, information that can be used to generate an invoice or time slip.FreeAgent offers a 30-day free trial, after which you can select a pricing plan that works for the size of your business. KashFlow GoKashFlow aims to make the accounting process for your microbusiness as simple and comprehensive as possible through its web and mobile applications. It works with companies all over the world that need a simple way to track their invoices, expenses, and financial performance. Features include invoicing, quotes and estimates, taxes, banking, payments, and payroll. While originally developed for small businesses in the UK, many features can also be used by businesses in other countries.This app, available in iOS and Android, offers a 14-day trial period. After that, you can select one of three pricing levels to align with your business size and scope. FinancialForceFinancialForce does considerably more than just accounting, which makes it ideal for a micro business that could benefit from using one comprehensive platform rather than dozens of tools. It is designed to integrate with Salesforce, which allows you to combine your accounting tasks with your customer relationship management processes. There are numerous billing and financial management features, including an array of accounting tools, statements, and reports. It also offers tools for inventory and spend management as well as invoicing. You’ll even be able to tap into more sophisticated features such as automated forecasting.FinancialForce offers free demonstrations and customized pricing to match your business needs. XeroXero offers regular accounting software as well as a mobile accounting application, for iOS and Android, that is built for small business owners. Xero offers a wealth of features that allow you to stay on top of your finances from anywhere. This includes reconciling bank transactions, capturing and approving expenses, and sending invoices from your phone instead of waiting to get back to the office.You can also use the mobile accounting app to store information about your customers and suppliers, including their addresses, phone numbers, and other key details. If you have employees, the app allows you to give them access to certain tasks related to invoicing and expenses while restricting access to more sensitive financial information.In addition, there are multiple tiers to Xero’s subscription plan based on the size of your business and the features you need, including whether you require a desktop version.Start Using Accounting Apps and Stop Wasting TimeNow you don’t have to spend tons of time on tasks that don’t really make you money. Instead, these small business accounting apps enable you to get these tasks done quickly and much more effectively. That way, you can focus on nurturing customer relationships, finding new prospects, and generating revenue. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

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Wildfire Service helping Fort Nelson Fire Department fight wildfire

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – Volunteers from the Fort Nelson Fire Department and the B.C. Wildfire Service are fighting a fire west of Fort Nelson. The Regional Municipality has also activated the Emergency Operations Centre.The fire is approximately 30 hectares in size and is 2km west of Radar Road, which is west of Fort Nelson.  The Regional Municipality has also activated the Emergency Operations Centre due to how close the fire is to Fort Nelson.  The Fort Nelson Golf Course has been closed due to the fire.Air tankers and one helicopter are on the scene.  The Forest Service believes the fire was human-caused.BCWS personnel currently responding with the Fort Nelson Volunteer Fire Dept. to a ~30 ha #BCwildfire that’s ~2 km west of Radar Road, which is west of Fort Nelson. Airtankers and 1 helicopter are on scene. Fire is believed to be human-caused.— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) May 11, 2018Officials in both B.C. and Alberta are urging members of the public to use caution with any campfires and to adhere to any fire bans as a ridge of high pressure is forecast to bring hot, dry temperatures to the Peace Region. UPDATE as of 6:30 p.m. – The Fire is now listed as under control.  The evacuation order that affected approximately 100 properties in the area of the fire has now been rescinded.  All residents can return home.Crews will remain on scene putting out any remaining hotspots.  The State of Local Emergency is continuing as a precautionary measure.UPDATE: The fire is no longer in “out of control” status and is now being held. Crews continue to assist the Fort Nelson Volunteer fire department. https://t.co/mZ2sbcrNuw— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) May 12, 2018 Fire Information Officers Amanda Reynolds with the Prince George Fire Centre said that conditions in Northeast B.C. are starting to dry out because of the lack of rain that the rest of the Southern Interior has experienced this week. Reynolds is reminding residents that Category Two fires, fireworks, and burning barrels are currently banned in all of Northeast B.C., and that anyone present near a campfire that is larger than a half-metre in dimension would be liable to get a fine of over $1,000.last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the BC Peace

first_imgPrepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm. See the full warning below for the B.C. PeaceIssued at 2018-12-28 11:32 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.A low-pressure system will approach the BC Peace River region tonight and move into Alberta on Saturday. Snow heavy at times will develop tonight and persist through Saturday afternoon.Strong northwest winds in the wake of the low may produce local blowing snow with reduced visibility on Saturday.Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A snowfall warning has been issued for the B.C. Peace.  The warning says the region could receive 10 to 20 cm of snow.A low-pressure system will move into the area late Friday bringing heavy snow overnight into Saturday.  Strong northwest winds in the wake of the low may produce local blowing snow with reduced visibility on Saturday.A snowfall warning remains in place for the Pine Pass.  That region could receive 15 to 25 cm with heavy snow starting during the day Friday.last_img read more

Farooq terms NDA govts attack on Pak and Ram Mandir issue as

first_imgKadapa (Andhra Pradesh): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and NC leader Farooq Abdullah said the country should maintain good relations with its neighbouring country (Pakistan). With this approach both the countries will prosper.The National Conference leader said it was not fair on the central government to attack on neighbouring country and assuring construction of Ram Mandir keeping in view the coming elections. Addressing an election campaign here on Tuesday along with Telugu Desam Party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, the J&K MP said India is a place of ‘unity in diversity’, and added that the present India was not the India, which he witnessed during Gandhi regime. People were living with fear complex. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Referring to YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Farooq Abdullah said Jagan met him in the past and ready to offer Rs 1500 crore to Congress high command if he was made Chief Minister of combined Andhra Pradesh. He said he wondered from where he got so much amount of money. The money belonged to people. He said if people elected such a person the state would witness drastic conditions. Addressing a road show Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said there was no protection for Muslims during Modi regime. He said voting for Jaganmohan Reddy meant voting for Narendra Modi. He expressed surprise how Jagan was supporting KCR, who was opposing Polavaram project and releasing water to Rayalaseema region. He said he would make efforts to supply water to Rayalaseema region. The TDP supremo assured to implement minority sub plan for the benefit of Muslims. He said all the national parties excluding BJP supporting Telugu Desam party. He said that Sonia Gandhi also assured to accord special category status to AP.last_img read more

Gambhir Lekhi Bidhuri and Hansraj file nomination papers

first_imgNew Delhi: In the midst of all the hustle that comes on the last day of filing nominations, South Delhi candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party, Ramesh Bidhuri filed his papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Delhi on Tuesday with huge crowds of supporters clogging up streets around the Saket District Magistrate’s office.On the same day, BJP’s New Delhi and East Delhi candidates Meenakshi Lekhi and cricketer Gautam Gambhir also filed their nomination papers from their respective constituencies. And with the party announcing Hansraj Hans as its North West Delhi candidate on Tuesday afternoon, he also filed his papers with just hours to spare before the nomination deadline expired. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe saffron party chose to field Bidhuri again this year after he defeated the closest rival in 2014, Col Devinder Sehrawat of AAP by more than one lakh votes. And Congress’ Ramesh Kumar could not even get close to Bidhuri’s count of 4.97 lakh. This time around Bidhuri will go up against AAP’s young gun Rahgav Chadha and Congress’ Olympic medallist Vijender Singh. While Bidhuri does have the upper hand given that both his major opponents are first-timers; it remains to be seen how he will do against Congress’ Singh, who does not need to work hard for voters to know him. Lekhi will be going up against AAP’s Brajesh Goel and veteran Congress leader Ajay Maken in New Delhi; whereas Gambhir will have to prove his worth against Arvinder Singh Lovely (Congress) and Atishi (AAP). Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAll four candidates took out roadshows on their way to filing nomination papers and were joined by several senior party leaders such as Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and Siddharthan. At Bidhuri’s roadshow that was clogging up the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road in Saket, senior BJP leaders who were very happy with the turnout called it a “sea of saffron”. Scores of people lined the road from Saket metro station going towards the DM’s office. Traffic came to a standstill for almost two to three hours. At the roadshow, Bidhuri thanked party workers for their support and said, “I hope for your love and affection in the coming days.” Gambhir was joined by Tiwari who said he was confident that his popularity will make him victorious in East Delhi.last_img read more