See Motown Legends The Temptations & The Four Tops Groove on Broadway

first_imgThe Temptations and The Four Tops are joining forces on Broadway! We’ve got a first look at the two legendary Motown groups live at the Palace Theatre. The Temptations (above) features founding member Otis Williams with Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson, while The Four Tops (below) includes original member Abdul “Duke” Fakir with Ronnie McNeir, Harold Bonhart and Lawrence Payton, Jr. Check out these two sensational groups singing “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “I Can’t Help Myself” and more Motown hits from December 29 through January 4, 2015! The Temptations and The Four Tops View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Related Showslast_img read more

Pear disease

first_imgFire blight, a common plant disease that is persistent in the Southeast, makes growing edible pears in Georgia difficult.Fire blight is caused by a bacterial plant disease that infects trees in early spring, when young tender leaves and flower blossoms begin to emerge. It is most common on pear trees, but can also affect certain types of apple trees and a few other types of plants.Most pears produced in the U.S. are grown in Oregon and Washington, states where the disease does not become a problem.Affects blooms and stemsFire blight produces several different symptoms, depending on what plant parts are attacked and when. The first symptom, called blossom blight, appears shortly after the tree blooms. In the early stages of infection, blossoms appear water soaked and grayish-green but quickly turn brown or black. Typically the entire cluster becomes blighted and is killed.The most obvious symptom of the disease is the shoot blight phase. This first appears one to several weeks after flower petals fall from the tree. The leaves and stems on young, succulent shoot tips turn brown or black and bend over into a characteristic shape similar to the top of a shepherd’s crook or candy cane.Under favorable conditions, shoot blight infections multiply and continue to expand down the stems, causing the tree to appear scorched by fire. Shoot blight infections can expand beyond the current season’s growth. This causes dark, sunken cankers to form on the older, supporting wood.Plant susceptible cultivarsThe most effective horticultural practice for minimizing fire blight outbreaks is to avoid planting highly susceptible cultivars. Unfortunately, most popular pear cultivars are highly susceptible to fire blight. If you plan to add pear trees to your home landscape, do your homework and buy the best variety for Georgia’s climate.If your trees are already blighted, the only option for limiting the spread of the disease is to prune out the affected branches as soon as they appear. Pruning cuts should be made at least 8 to 12 inches below any symptoms of visible infection to ensure complete removal of diseased tissue. Sterilize pruning-shear blades with alcohol or household bleach between each cut to reduce potential spreading of the disease.Applications of a copper-containing fungicide/bactericide at or shortly after bud break in early spring will further reduce the number of new fire blight bacteria produced from overwintering cankers. Unfortunately, this will not completely eliminate the problem. Also, it is usually not practical for home gardeners to spray larger trees and be able to get good coverage. For more information on fire blight disease and growing pears in Georgia, visit the UGA Cooperative Extension publication website at .last_img read more

Credit unions are dropping free checking too — but millennials don’t care

first_imgStill store your money in a national bank? Here are five reasons that will change your Jess MillerMore people than ever — over 100 million — are now banking with credit unions, even though it’s increasingly costing them money.A recent Bankrate survey found the number of credit unions with free checking accounts dropped from 78 percent five years ago to 72 percent today. But free checking is still much more likely there than at banks, where only 38 percent offer it.“Credit unions have maintained free checking much better than banks,” says Dan Berger, president of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Five years ago, 68 percent of banks offered free checking accounts.“That 72 percent for credit unions has been steady for the last few years and likely will remain so,” Berger says. “For the few that have made the business decision to slightly increase checking account cost, the nonstop regulations that continue to be promulgated are putting stress on credit unions, especially smaller ones.”Berger argues that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight has strained credit unions, which now have to find more creative ways to keep costs low. But that hasn’t discouraged more than 8 million consumers who have joined a credit union since 2009, and one group in particular: millennials. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted amendments to the Decision on determining the list of companies of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia

first_imgAt the press conference after yesterday’s session of the Government, the Minister of State Property Goran Marić explained the changes to the Decision on determining the list of companies and other legal entities of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia.As Marić pointed out, so far there have been 49 companies on that list, while from now on there will be 40, which is a consequence of a systematic analysis of the situation and that the changes are logical, rational and economically justified.The companies that were removed from the list, 11 of them, are the Zagreb-Macelj Motorway, Bina-Istra, Brijuni Riviera, Brodarski Institute, Croatian Agency for Mandatory Stocks of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Underground Gas Storage, Central Depository and Clearing Company, Aeronautical Technical Center, Vukovar Port, Đuro Đaković Holding and Mali Lošinj Airport.He said the reason for removing those companies from the list is that they do not meet the criteria needed for a particular company to be on the list. “In order for a company to be on the list of strategic interest, it must be of infrastructural importance for the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Croatia must be the owner of that company.”, Said Marić, and as an example he cited Bina Istra, whose Republic of Croatia is not the owner, and which is ready for restructuring, recapitalization and privatization.Also, four companies that were on the list, but on the list of special interest, are now being moved to the list of strategic interest, namely APIS, Državne nekretnine, Hrvatska pošta and Jadrolinija.At the same time, two companies are included in this list, namely ACI and Croatia Airlines. On this occasion, Minister Marić announced that a large investment is planned, ie a project to build an ACI marina in Mali Lošinj, which will activate state property that has been neglected for 27 years.last_img read more

Reports of ‘massive results’ in family-friendly hot spot

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201916 Castor Rd, Wavell Heights.The renovated property has timber floors, security screens and plantation shutters throughout.Mr Rowland said the new owners planned to move into the house. He said the market was strong in the Wavell Heights area.“We have seen massive results in the last six weeks,” Mr Rowland said. “Buyers want properties around the $750,000 to $1.5 million mark.“They are looking for family homes in the area.” The property, nestled on a 541sq  m block, features an open-plan living/dining area with air conditioning and soaring ceilings which flow out to the outdoor entertaining area.The home is close to schools and parks. 16 Castor Rd, Wavell Heights.A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Wavell Heights has sold for $50,000 more than what it was originally listed at.The property at 16 Castor Rd, was bought by a local who did not know the property reappeared on the market.Place – Aspley selling agent Tristan Rowland said there were multiple offers on the home, before it eventually changed hands for $850,000. The property was originally listed with another agency beforehand.last_img read more

Saipem, Effiage consortium bags Tortue award with BP

first_imgFrench engineering company Eiffage and Italian oilfield contractor Saipem have been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work on BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. Source: EffiageEffiage said on Wednesday that BP awarded the company a €350 million ($400 million) deal for work on marine infrastructures on the Tortue LNG hub and terminal.The Tortue Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block offshore Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal.The company added that the contract was awarded further to the execution of the FEED contract started in April 2018.The near-shore hub and terminal marine infrastructure are encompassing berthing facilities for a permanently moored FLNG, the loading of LNG Carriers, and an offshore breakwater to shelter those facilities.The 21 concrete caissons (16,500 tonnes), forming the breakwater will be built by Eiffage in Dakar, Senegal. Also, 2.5 million tons of quarry materials required for the underwater rumble mound for the caissons bed is expected to be produced, transported, and loaded for installation from Mauritania.As for Saipem’s scope, it includes the use of subsea construction vessel Saipem 3000 for the installation of berthing and loading facilities. Up to 22,000 tonnes of marine structures will be fabricated at the Saipem shipyard in Indonesia in Karimun, the biggest construction yard in Southeast Asia.While the contract value for Saipem has not been officially disclosed Offshore Energy Today has learned that the deal was worth between $350-400 million.In related news, BP awarded Golar LNG a contract on Tuesday for an FLNG unit to be deployed at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Namely, Golar won a 20-year firm charter contract for an FLNG unit which would be converted from the LNG carrier Gimi by Keppel in Singapore.Construction of FLNG Gimi will cost $1.3 billion and will take around four years. Expected to start production in 2022, the FLNG Gimi will liquify gas as part of the first phase of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project and be located at aa nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.The floating unit FLNG Gimi is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet.Worth noting, Singapore’s Keppel has agreed to subscribe for 30% interest in Gimi MS, a newly formed subsidiary of Golar, which will operate the FLNG unit.Keppel and Golar have previously partnered on the FLNG Hilli Episeyo, the world’s first FLNG conversion project, deployed offshore Cameroon.Most recently, BP awarded TechnipFMC a large contract for the EPCIC on the FPSO unit to be deployed on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

LIAT and L’ Express des Iles issue advisories ahead of weather system

first_imgBusinessLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel LIAT and L’ Express des Iles issue advisories ahead of weather system by: Dominica Vibes News – September 27, 2016 Share 296 Views   no discussions L’ Express des Iles has cancelled voyages ahead of the approaching weather system, while LIAT has announced that it could be forced to cancel some flights.According to the weather advisory, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 450 miles east of the Windward Islands continue to show signs of organization and a tropical cyclone could be forming. If this trend continues, a tropical depression or a tropical storm could form this afternoon into tonight while the system moves west-northwestward to westward at about 20 mph towards the Lesser Antilles.LIAT has advised that due to this disturbed weather system, it could be forced to cancel certain flights from late evening on Tuesday 27th September to Thursday 29th September, 2016.Passengers are advised to continue monitoring official meteorological offices, disaster preparedness organizations, radio stations and for further updates. Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of two weeks from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the two-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers. Meanwhile, L’ Express des Iles said it “must cancel ALL voyages scheduled for Wednesday September 28th and Thursday September 29th 2016, on the international regular line (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia) due to inclement weather conditions.Weather permitting, the Ferry Service will resume on Friday September 30th 2016.For further information, L’ Express des Iles passengers can call telephone numbers 1 (767) 255 1166, 255 1209 or 235 2183, while LIAT passengers can call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights. Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Zlatan exit: Javier Hernandez ‘considers LA Galaxy switch’

first_img The former Bayer Leverkusen ace became a much-loved figure at Old Trafford for his impact off the bench, as he amassed 59 goals in 157 appearances for United between 2010 and 2015. His best goal-scoring season was his debut year in England, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League despite starting just 15 of his 27 appearances that 2010-11 season. He last hit form in a successful Bundesliga spell after leaving Manchester, enjoying two goal-laden seasons for Bayer Leverkusen. Read AlsoWest Ham rule out move for Fellaini despite midfield woes He then headed off for two years with West Ham but never really got going on his return to England – with his move seen as a missed opportunity by Hammers fans. A move away from Sevilla could suit both parties, with the MLS season set to kick off in late February. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United cult hero Javier Hernandez could be on the move again, with LA Galaxy showing interest in ‘Chicharito’ just months after his move to Sevilla from West Ham. The Mexican signed for £8million in the summer but has only managed one goal in La Liga after starting just four games in the Spanish top flight for the Andalusian side. He could slot in perfectly in Los Angeles, filling the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the big Swede’s free transfer to AC Milan this month. Galaxy have reportedly signaled their interest to the 31-year-old striker, who is weighing up the move according to ESPN Deportes. Chicharito will have big shoes to fill, after Ibrahimovic scored a huge 53 goals in 58 games for the West-coast side in his two US seasons. Zlatan Ibrahimovic left a big shoe at the MLSAdvertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… last_img read more

Swansea look to expand Liberty Stadium

first_img Chairman Huw Jenkins has previously spoken of his desire to add extra seating to the council-owned ground in order to meet demand for tickets for home games, providing the club are able to retain their Premier League status. Swansea regularly sell-out games at their 20,500 capacity home and are eager to bring in extra revenue, with the club enjoying the greatest success of its 101-year history. There are plans to increase the capacity of the stadium to a maximum of 32,000, with the club taking a piecemeal approach to the work. The number of seats is set to rise to 22,000 during the summer, and they hope an additional 5,000 will be added in time for the start of the 2014-15 campaign. But Jenkins is adamant the club will only press ahead with the expansion if it is deemed the right financial decision. Jenkins said: “We will have a full planning application in for the end of March and once that is passed we will do part of the work towards the end of next season, starting with the East Stand. Once we get that moving we will go from there, but it all runs parallel to us still being in the Premier League and it being right for the club. “If and when the final stage is complete, the capacity will be 32,000. “The first part will take the figure to 22,000 this summer, and then it will be 27,000 with the first stage of development of the East Stand, which will start near the end of next season and run through the summer. “We have to make sure we do it right but it will be led by how well we do on the field.” Swansea are set to submit a planning application to expand the Liberty Stadium in the wake of their Capital One Cup success.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sandals and Beaches Resorts to Close Due to COVID-19

first_imgSandals Royal Barbados via MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Caribbean’s leading hotel chain, Sandals Resorts International says it is closing all Sandals and Beaches Resorts for the period March 30 to May 15, 2020, to protect guests and staff against COVID-19.In a statement, Sandals founder and Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart described the decision as difficult, but said it will use the time to make further enhancements to its resorts, “so that we will continue to surpass your expectations and provide you with the luxury-included vacation you so well deserve”“Therefore, we will not be able to accept new arrivals as of March 23, 2020. We also want to alleviate any additional worry you might have about your upcoming vacation. Our dedicated team will be reaching out to you personally to assist with rescheduling your future plans. This way, you can spend less time trying to reach us and more time with your loved ones,” Stewart said.“The Caribbean is resilient. We have always come back better, stronger and more passionate than ever. We promise this time will be no exception,” Stewart added.“When the time is right, you can trust us to be here, ready to welcome you back with open arms and a warm smile. Soon come back,” he said.The brand, which operates 19 properties in the Caribbean (10 of which are in Jamaica), are responsible for thousands of jobs, particularly on Jamaica’s north coast. The temporary closure of these and other hotels means that thousands of hospitality workers will possibly be without an income.Just last week, three RIU Hotel properties in western Jamaica announced their closure due to low visitor arrival. Some 1,000 workers are expected to be left without jobs during the period of closure at the three affected properties: RIU Palace Jamaica, RIU Negril and RIU Montego Bay.last_img read more