By Pam KnoxUniversity of GeorgiaApril hit Georgia with almost every weather punch, including floods, hail, high winds, tornadoes and even two earthquakes.Except for a few isolated areas in far north-central counties, rainfall across the state was above normal. More than 10 inches of rain was observed by radar in southeast and south-central Georgia, with some isolated unofficial reports in the U.S. Department of Agriculture weekly crop bulletin listing over 20 inches. The highest official monthly total from the National Weather Service was 7.30 inches in Alma (4.14 inches above normal). The lowest total was in Augusta at 4.33 inches (1.39 inches above normal). Atlanta received 5.18 inches (1.56 inches above normal), Athens 4.47 inches (1.12 inches above normal), Columbus 6.53 inches (2.69 inches above normal), Macon inches 5.66 (2.52 inches above normal), Savannah 6.97 inches (3.65 inches above normal) and Brunswick 5.83 inches (3.03 above normal). Many daily records were set during the month at these stations, including 3.66 inches at Savannah on April 2.The highest one-day total rainfall from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network was 6.53 inches near Baxley on the morning of April 3. There were also one-day totals in excess of six inches at Woodbine with 6.25 inches on April 1 and Moultrie with 6.04 inches on April.Rainfall and flooding closed schools near Tifton in south Georgia for two days early in the month. Major and near-record flooding occurred along several rivers in the area. Over 80 buildings were impacted by the flooding, including 62 owner-occupied homes and 20 rentals. Of these, 20 received minor damage, 44 had major damage, and 18 mobile homes were completely destroyed.In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 60.7 degrees (.9 degree below normal), in Athens 61 degrees (.1 degree above normal), Columbus 62.8 degrees (1.4 degrees below normal), Macon 62.6 degrees (.1 degree below normal), Savannah 65 degrees (.3 degrees below normal), Brunswick 67.3 degrees (.9 degree above normal), Alma 64.4 degrees (2.3 degrees below normal) and Augusta 62 degrees (.4 degree below normal). A record low of 32 degrees for the date was tied in Columbus on April 8.There were numerous severe weather events over the month, including over 30 preliminary reports of tornadoes. This is the most tornadoes in April in Georgia for a decade. Hail or high winds were observed somewhere in the state on at least 10 days, including a report of hail covering the ground in Elberton on April 14. Golf-ball-sized hail was reported at Turner Field in Atlanta on April 23.Tornadoes were reported April 5 in south Georgia, April 10 throughout the northern half of the state, April 13 in south Georgia, and near Atlanta and Columbus on April 19. One person was killed by a drought-stressed fallen tree near Buckhead in Atlanta on April 13, and more than 250,000 people were without power during the storms. One person was reported injured in Hancock County on April 10. Two people were reported injured near Woodstock near the Cobb County and Cherokee County border on April 19. Lightning caused a number of building fires on April 24 in and around Atlanta and caused the temporary evacuation of the control tower at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport, resulting in delays in arrivals and departures.Because of the heavy rains this month, farmers had a difficult time working in the fields. Many fields of corn had to be replanted due to soggy conditions. High winds and hail damaged peach and pecan trees. Mild frost damaged grapes, strawberries and blueberries the week ending on April 13. Two small earthquakes in Hancock and Baldwin counties on April 4 measured 3.1 and 2.2 on the Richter scale and were felt throughout the area. They could have been caused by shifting ground due to very wet soil.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Saur Energy International:In the efforts to achieve greater energy security, the Government of Pakistan through its Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has signed implementation agreements and guarantees direct agreements with 11 wind independent power producers (IPPs) for 560 MW of new wind energy capacity to serve the Pakistan grid.These projects would provide more than 1.8 billion units of clean energy annually. The projects were agreed with the help of the private sector and development finance institution (DFIs) including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), CDC, FMO, and ICD, amongst others.Six out of eleven wind projects are financed by the IFC, which on November 15, signed agreements to finance the so-called Super Six project portfolio with USD 450 million in debt. Those power plants, with a combined capacity of 310 MW, will be installed in the Jhimpir wind corridor in Sindh province and will be able to generate enough electricity to cover the annual needs of 450,000 homes while offsetting around 650,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, IFC said in a separate statement. It will provide some USD 86 million in funds from its own account and USD 234 million mobilised from other lenders.The government agency, which is tasked with promoting renewables installation in Pakistan, has signed the agreements for 560 MW wind capacity to help with the country’s objective of having 30 percent renewables nationally by 2030 and cutting its dependence on fossil fuel imports.In September, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) had decided to shortly approve a loan worth USD 350 million for reforms and financial sustainability programmes that aim to address fiscal, governance, technical and policy deficits in the Pakistan energy sector. These deficits have adversely impacted the sector’s quality and efficiency of services, and the sustainability of energy infrastructure and finances, thereby challenging Pakistan’s fiscal balance and macroeconomic stability.More: Pakistan signs deal for 560 MW of new wind energy capacity Pakistan signs deals for 560MW of new wind power
Social media channels provide financial institutions with a unique opportunity to engage in helpful two-way communication with customers, prospects, employees and critics.However, communicating with customers through social media carries its own regulatory and compliance concerns, especially for financial institutions. Is social media considered advertising? Which regulations dictate what institutions can and can’t say? The answers are not cut and dried, but understanding the compliance framework around social media is a critical first-step toward lowering your organization’s risk.Know These Key Social Media Regulations ??First and foremost, your social media content must meet federal regulations. And although marketing laws do not directly address social media requirements for financial institutions, many existing laws and regulations specific to the financial sector treat the internet—including social media sites—as a marketing channel. This means that all requirements that would apply to your organization’s website also apply to your social media accounts. So how do you go about leveraging social media while ensuring proper compliance? continue reading ? 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
53 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillBETTER days are ahead for house and land owners looking to sell, according to the latest REIQ Market Monitor figures.A total of 437 sales during the December quarter helped push Townsville’s housing market to a new median price of $345,000, while the price of vacant land jumped by 13.8 per cent, to $169,500.It accounted for the biggest change in median price recorded across Queensland between September and December.Annual market trend indicators to November 2016 show a fall in the number of listings of 10.4 per cent, which contributed to the recovery of the median house sale price.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020A typical house now needs about 71 days to reach a sale and usually requires a discount of 8.8 per cent. Townsville unit prices, on the other hand, remained steady with 500 sales registered over the past year. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee attributed the result to affordability for both local and interstate buyers.“Regional cities offer lifestyle and affordability, something that people in capital cities in particular are looking for,” she said.“Markets at the bottom of the cycle are worth considering for buyers (but) the challenge is working out the exact timing of the bottom of the market. “For this reason, it is worth having a time horizon for holding the property for at least two years. “If you are looking to sell but are in no rush, there is also no harm in holding for longer and waiting for greater momentum in the market.“As Townsville starts to come out of the bottom of the market, you also need to keep an eye out for new development. In areas where there is a lot of new development, this can put pressure on prices.”
103/24 Norman Cres, Norman Park is a spacious apartment.McMahon, who currently plays for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby has been linked to a Japanese club for some time.“I’m selling as I’m obviously heading overseas for a while and not sure when I’ll be returning,” McMahon said.“I’m also looking at going down a different path at the moment in regards to where I’m putting my money into.”McMahon said he did not have an exact date on his move to Japan just yet. Sean McMahon of the Wallabies has made the decision to sell his Norman Park unit. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)Wallabies back-rower Sean McMahon is ready to offload his investment property at Norman Park.With plans to move to Japan early next year, McMahon has listed the two-bedroom property at 103/24 Norman Cres for sale. The 23-year-old, who has played 17 Tests for the Wallabies since debuting in 2014, said he first invested in the boutique unit by Mosaic off the plan more than 18 months ago and it was finished earlier this year. Inside 103/24 Norman Cres, Norman Park.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago 103/24 Norman Cres, Norman Park.Ray White New Farm agent Meaghan Bakker said the Norman Park apartment offered a huge courtyard and luxury finishes.“Reside by Mosaic is a boutique apartment complex in a quiet enclave of Norman Park. It’s for sale by negotiation but comes with everything you could want,” she said.“It’s got two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one car plus a really tranquil indoor and outdoor space.“There’s fully ducted air conditioning plus European appliances and energy saving hot water systems.”
21 Views ? no discussions Sharing is caring! Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Kenth Matthew of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has reported that five men are currently assisting the police with their investigation into the importation of cocaine in the Pointe Michel/Loubiere area yesterday.It is reported that during a drug bust by the Drugs Squad in the Pointe Michel/Loubiere area one Mitsubishi Challenger Jeep, one open keeled boat were seized and an undetermined quantity of cocaine were seized.“The Drugs Squad arrested five men and seized one Mitsubishi Challenger jeep and one open keeld boat powered by two eighty-five horse power Yamaha outboard engines in connection with the importation of a quantity of cocaine with an approximate street value of $320, 000.00 and an undetermined quantity of Cannabis. This activity took place in the Pointe Michel/Loubiere area and at the time of that incident the drugs were found on the jeep which bore the registration number that was already assigned to a Government owned motor vehicle of similar type. The men in question have not yet been charged although charges will be incurred that is charges in relation to the incident.”In related news, Acting Inspector Matthew also reported that the Drugs Squad of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force also seized 536 pounds of cured Cannabis in the Vieille Case Bay area.“About 8am on Saturday 27th August, 2011 the Drugs Squad discovered and seized some 536 pounds of cured Cannabis, the approximated street value of which is about $336, 000.00 which was discovered on the Vieille Case Bay. Now no arrest has been made but the Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the presence of such Cannabis on that beach at the time.”Dominica Vibes News will provide further details into these matters as the information becomes available.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Share LocalNews Five men assisting Police with investigation related to drug bust in Pointe Michel/Loubiere area yesterday. by: – September 1, 2011 Share
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Two games into a season chalk full of high expectations and the Wisconsin women’s basketball team sits at 2-0 and is happy to have gotten off to a fast start.The Badgers have already beaten the St. Louis Billikens on the road and the William & Mary Tribe at home.This preseason, head coach Lisa Stone and her players have said how close-knit this team is and that no one player is going to be above the team. The Badgers probably didn’t expect to have that theory tested so early in the season, but they have, and the Badgers have responded like the cohesive unit they claim to be.Senior captain Alyssa Karel and junior guard Tiera Stephen both missed Wisconsin’s first two games of the regular season. That has meant increased minutes for young players such as freshman guard Morgan Paige. Paige has started both games in Karel’s absence and according to Stone played with a calmness about her you wouldn’t expect from a freshman.“We are finding some personality traits in these early games with the absence of some players,” said Stone after Sunday’s win against the Tribe.Morgan Paige isn’t the only player stepping up. Despite the voids in the lineup due to injury, senior forward Tara Steinbauer feels like leadership is a team effort.“There is the idea that every game someone has got to step up, [and] I think the team as a whole has done a great job compensating for the leadership [that may be missing],” said Steinbauer. “This year it is like all of us take on a big leadership role. For me in particular I just like to be a leader on the court, and hopefully that transcends to my teammates.”Steinbauer has definitely let her play speak for itself. She has two double-doubles already, shooting 64 percent from the floor and averaging 11.5 rebounds.There are two statistics that Stone looks for after each game. One is the field goal percentage of the other team, and the other is turnovers. In its two victories thus far, Wisconsin has held opponents to under 30 percent shooting in both games.UW held St. Louis to 21 percent shooting from the floor on the road Friday and held William and Mary to 27 percent on Sunday. Wisconsin won both games by 28 points and 27 respectively. Playing that type of defense can cover up some of the mistakes a team makes, such as Wisconsin’s 16 turnovers against Saint Louis. Stone was very happy with the improvement from Friday to Sunday where the Badgers only turned the ball over eight times and just three in the second half.Another important aspect to Wisconsin’s game is its ability to get points at the free throw line. The Badgers have gotten to the charity stripe 42 times in their first two games, hitting almost 74 percent.“I love the fact that we are getting to the free throw line 20-plus times, taking care of the ball,” said Stone, “but probably most importantly is the fact that our players are understanding we’re nowhere near where we need to be yet, but we’re showing progress and that is the best part of this.”It might seem curious that holding two opponents to less than 30 percent shooting may not be good enough, but Stone recognizes how tough the Badgers’ schedule will be down the stretch. Wisconsin has a difficult non-conference matchups it hopes will prepare it for a run at the Big Ten Championship. Wisconsin will play non-conference foes UW-Green Bay, Kansas, Oklahoma State – all of which have received votes in the rankings – and most notably No. 6 Duke all in the next month.The early adversity the Badgers are facing will give some of their younger players a chance to gain important experience and develop the fundamentals that will help their depth later in the season. Wisconsin will look for all of its players to get back from injury and try to continue demonstrating why the basics of basketball win games. Tough defense, protecting the ball and getting to the free throw line may not sound like the flashiest kind game, but it is what Wisconsin needs to do if the Badgers want to meet their expectations of hanging a conference championship banner.
On Tuesday afternoon, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman stood adjacent to the practice courts at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center and spoke about how his team plans to replace the production of graduated star center Kayla Alexander.It’s not an easy task, he said, but the team has the pieces to do so.On Sunday, Syracuse opens its regular season with a trip to Pullman, Wash., for a 4 p.m. matchup at Beasley Coliseum against Washington State (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12). It will be the first time in 140 games that SU will take the floor without Alexander, the eighth pick of the 2013 WNBA draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars.“She was the team, you know, mostly,” forward Taylor Ford said. “I just think, as for me, I need to get a lot of rebounds and try to pick up the slack.”One of the main components of the group who will be looked upon to replace Alexander’s production is Shakeya Leary, the 6-foot-3 center who came off the bench as Alexander’s backup in 31 of the team’s 32 games last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter watching Alexander start Syracuse’s last 104 games at center and guarding her in practice for four years — starting during Leary’s redshirt freshman season in 2009 — it’s now Leary’s turn to step into the starting center position.Hillsman said that Leary is very skilled and can score the basketball one-on-one in the post. But Leary possesses a different skillset than Alexander. Rather than relying on a back to the basket low-post game, Leary prefers to face the basket and kick the ball out to 3-point shooters.“She’s a great passer out of the double team,” Hillsman said, “so there’s not a huge concern for us to be productive out of that spot.”For Leary, though, it is about a team effort.“We have a lot of talent,” she said. “I just need to be an offensive threat. We plan to play team basketball. I feel if we do, everything will fall into place. We just need play hard and compete.”Ford, who averaged just more than five minutes a game last season, is the only forward on this year’s roster that remains from last season.“Everyone knows their roles,” Ford said. “I think as a team we understand that we all have to rebound.Everyone knows exactly what to do. No one’s trying to do anything extra. We just know what we need to do to win, and we’re going to continue to do that.”Ford said the main thing she learned from Alexander was how to “feel a defender.”“A lot of the time you don’t want to make a fast move,” Ford said. “That may not turn out well. Kayla always said to feel out your defender first and then make your move.”Although Syracuse’s frontcourt is less deep than it was a year ago, SU will gain considerable frontcourt talent with the addition of freshmen twin sisters Briana and Bria Day, both of whom stand 6 feet 4 inches.Hillsman said Tuesday he has yet to determine a starting lineup or rotation, but it’s likely that Briana Day, who was ranked No. 57 on the 2013 ESPN HoopzGurlz recruiting rankings, will start. Both sisters are expected to receive starting minutes.“We still have a few more days to go and a few more things to work out,” Hillsman said. “For us, it’s about seven players starting, it’s not about five. We have seven players that can play double figure minutes, big minutes for us every night.”When asked whether he thinks this season’s group of forwards can fill the void Alexander left, Hillsman expressed confidence.“We’re looking for this group to do the same,” he said. “We have some young players on that back line that are going to really be able to help us out and play hard.” Comments Published on November 8, 2013 at 5:30 am Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+