Free TAG Workshop.

first_imgFree Lunch, TooThe workshop includes resource materials and lunch. Sessions will start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the ASU Academic Administration Building.Registration forms will be in upcoming issues of the Georgia Market Bulletin as well as at USDA service centers, Farm Service Agency county offices and University of Georgia Extension Service county offices.To sign up, call Connie McEver at (706) 546-2236. Or fax her a registration form at (706) 546-2416. The preregistration deadline is Oct. 19. Walk-ins are welcome, but seats and lunch are limited to about 200.Farm-related groups and agencies will have displays at the workshop. A similar event is planned for the Gainesville, Ga., area next year. Alternative farm enterprises.Aquaculture.Crop insurance.Financing small farms.Fruits.Vegetables.Goats and small livestock.Irrigation and water management.Labor.Local marketing and community-based agriculture.Pond construction and management opportunities.Taxes. Anyone with a small farm, just starting out or just getting interested in farming can find information on a dozen subjects in a free workshop presented by Team Agriculture Georgia Nov. 8 at Albany State University.TAG’s mission is to improve state and federal customer service to all landowners, land users and limited-resource and beginning farmers. Members include Georgia farm agencies and partnering organizations. The Nov. 8 workshop will feature sessions on:last_img read more

Newlyweds swap ‘shoebox’ for suburban sanctuary

first_imgA render showing the Ellendale estate in Upper KedronAdjoining the South D’Aguilar National Park, the leafy estate is under construction, with numerous builders on site.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoOnce completed, the masterplanned community will also be home to 40 per cent green space, which will be handed back to Brisbane City Council to operate as parkland.Mr Kamani, a research and development manager, said the chance to live in a new house so close to the city was a real drawcard.Their home was built by Metricon Homes.“We outgrew apartment living and wanted to own a home of our own. We had a Metricon design we liked and we were just waiting for suitable land,” Mr Kamani said.“As soon as the first sales release was announced at Ellendale we knew we wouldn’t get the same combination of a leafy village environment with proximity to the city elsewhere, so we jumped at it.”Metricon’s Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said masterplanned urban villages such as Ellendale, were proving popular with prospective buyers.“We have a lot of clients ask us about Ellendale. There’s no other masterplanned village like it in such close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD,” he said.“In Nikhil and Nancy’s case, we were able to use Ellendale’s design standards to ensure we delivered a home that complemented the natural habitat while setting the benchmark for a quality residential development.”Ellendale is 12km from the Brisbane CBD. Five of the nine releases have already sold out, with land in the remaining releases starting from $323,000. Nikhil and Nancy Kamani have built their dream home at Ellendale at Upper Kedron.They moved from a rented one-bedroom inner-city shoebox to their very own home in the suburbs, and now they are making big plans for their future.Newlyweds Nikhil Kamani and Nancy Patel recently moved in to Ellendale in Upper Kedron, a 227-hectare residential estate being developed by Cedar Woods Properties.last_img read more

Law “singling out” Indiana abortion clinic ruled unconstitutional

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Supporters of women’s reproductive rights call it a victory, but the Indiana Attorney General’s Office says it is reviewing a federal judge’s ruling that an abortion law is unconstitutional.The law would have required abortion facilities that offer only nonsurgical abortions to meet the same licensing standards as surgical abortion facilities, said Betty Cockrum, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, adding that it essentially targeted a clinic in Lafayette.“The law was unconstitutional,” she said, “because it singled out what in effect was one facility in the entire state of Indiana and exempts physician’s offices.”The judge ruled that it violated equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment.Even with the judge’s ruling, the case isn’t over. A final judgment has not been issued, and a trial is set for June. Cockrum said the judge directed the parties involved to come to closure before then, and that she’s hopeful it will be dismissed. Meanwhile, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General said in a statement that more court proceedings are likely.Cockrum said the ruling comes on the heels of court victories affirming reproductive justice in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. She said medically unnecessary abortion laws are designed to chip away at a woman’s right to make personal health-care decisions.“They’re trying to erect barriers to Indiana women’s access to safe, legal abortion,” she said, “They don’t spend their time and energy helping reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy because that’s what drives abortion.”To reduce abortion rates, Cockrum said, what’s needed is better education to help young people make informed choices on sexual activity and its consequences.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Olive M. “Tootie” Alvey age, 87

first_imgOlive Mae “Tootie” Alvey, age 87, of Laurel, Indiana died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her residence in Laurel. Born February 16, 1929 in Peppertown, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Leslie & Laura (Bulmer) Quinlan. On September 29, 1951 she was united in marriage to Alfred Alvey and he survives. A homemaker, she was a member of the Buena Vista Christian Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and tending to her gladiolas, collecting angels, and perhaps most of all taking care of her family.Besides Alfred, her husband of nearly 65 years, survivors include a son, Gary (Rhonda) Alvey, and a daughter Debra Alvey, both of Laurel; a granddaughter, Angela (Bobby) Shaffer and her pride & joy, great-granddaughter, Hailee Shaffer; two sisters, Helen McCarty of Clarksburg, Indiana and Hazel Jordan of Bowling Green, Indiana.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.Family & friends may visit from 5 until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor John Johnson of the Buena Vista Christian Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Buena Vista Christian Church or Margaret Mary Home Care. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Tootie Alvey, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.philllipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Spurs given Lo Celso injury boost after star hurt in heated Argentina clash

first_imgTOTTENHAM have been given a big injury boost regarding Giovani Lo Celso after he was hurt in Thursday’s heated clash between Argentina and Chile.The on-loan Real Betis star, 23, picked up a nasty knock to the ankle in the feisty match – where ten yellow cards were shown.1 Lo Celso has given Spurs a big injury boost after revealing his knock is minorCredit: AP:Associated PressLo Celso was clattered into by a studs-up lunge from Charles Aranguiz after just 53 minutes of the game in Los Angeles.He was taken off the pitch in pain, but has now insisted he is fine.After the game, Lo Celso revealed: “It was only a blow, nothing to worry about.”Tottenham have an agreement to spend £55million on Lo Celso next summer on the completion of his year-long loan.So far, the Argentine playmaker has made three Premier League appearances – all off the bench – and is yet to start a game.But Mauricio Pochettino will be relieved he is not too badly injured – with fellow summer signings Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon also sidelined. And Spurs could also have been without Lucas Moura after it was revealed Barcelona had hoped to bring him to the Nou Camp this summer.Tottenham had appeared to be willing to sell too, but only for a fee of at least £45m – after he signed a five-year contract earlier this summer.The Brazilian forward was in fine form in the second-half of last season and scored a dramatic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax.Man Utd to make stunning January swoop for Christian Eriksen after failed Real Madrid movelast_img read more