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Landscape classes

first_imgThe workshops are hosted by UGA Extension and the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture. Participants can attend one or both days. Each workshop costs $250 and is limited to 40 students. The registration fee includes all drafting supplies, handouts and refreshments. For more information and to register, visit or contact the UGA Griffin Continuing Education Office at (770) 229-3477 or Landscape professionals can learn better design techniques using graphics and sustainability practices at upcoming workshops on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga., Nov. 11-12.On Nov. 11, the “Landscape Design Graphics – the Fundamentals” class will cover better landscape design and speed graphics, a technique used to create symbols faster than the time required to regularly draft them.On Nov. 12, attendees will learn how to create eco-friendly landscapes for commercial and residential properties in “Designing Sustainable Landscapes.”Instructors for the two workshops are Richard Ludwig, former director of environmental horticulture and landscape design instructor at Gwinnett Technical College, and Bill Slack, a registered landscape architect and former UGA Cooperative Extension landscape design specialist.last_img read more

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FARC under Government Pressure Prior to Resuming Peace Talks

first_imgBy Dialogo December 06, 2012 Colombian authorities increased pressure on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) before resuming the peace talks in Cuba this week, by setting a deadline of less than a year to reach the peace agreement and launching a military attack that could have resulted in dozens of dead guerrillas. On December 3, President Juan Manuel Santos stated on his Twitter account that he felt “positive” about the development in the first round of negotiations with the FARC, which resumed on December 5, in Havana. However, “no one is considering modifying the time frame of negotiations. Months, not years,” said Santos hours after meeting his delegates for the talks in Havana. In a speech on December 2, the Colombian president highlighted that negotiations must be finalized by November 2013 at the latest. Officially, there is no limit for the end of the negotiations, and the guerrillas, who insist on addressing the social causes of the conflict, have already expressed their rejection to “immediate peace.” The talks with the oldest guerrilla group in Latin America were formally initiated in Oslo, Norway, last October, and then transferred to Cuba on November 19. The agrarian problem was the first of five agenda topics to be discussed on the island until both parties took a five-day break on November 29, while sending public messages of hope at the same time. The Colombian government has rejected establishing a truce before reaching a final agreement, while the FARC committed to a unilateral ceasefire for two months, until January 20. The rebel negotiating team was still in Havana before talks resumed late on December 5, and they met with envoys of the International Committee of the Red Cross to request that the talks with the government are recognized under the provisions of the Geneva Convention. This Convention imposes rules and limitations for militants in armed conflict, while protecting prisoners of war and the civilian population.last_img read more

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Why Arsenal’s deadline day move for Christopher Nkunku has collapsed

first_img Comment Why Arsenal’s deadline day move for Christopher Nkunku has collapsed Advertisement Christopher Nkunku will not be joining Arsenal this January (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have been priced out of a loan deal for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Christopher Nkunku, according to reports in France.Unai Emery confirmed earlier this month that Arsenal were chasing two January deals and Denis Suarez became the first new arrival after an agreement was reached with Barcelona.Ivan Perisic and Yannick Carrasco have both been linked with Arsenal but the most realistic signing after a deal was wrapped up for Suarez has been that of Nkunku.While Nkunku has been keen to join the Gunners before Thursday’s 11pm deadline, PSG have been driving a hard bargain over the 21-year-old Frenchman.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to L’Equipe, Nkunku’s move to the Emirates has ‘been held by financial commitments’, with Arsenal struggling to meet PSG’s demands.The Ligue 1 champions have told Arsenal that they will have to spend €20million (£17.4m) if they wish to make Nkunku’s switch permanent. Nkunku was open to joining the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has slammed Arsenal’s transfer policy with the club deciding against bringing in defensive reinforcements this winter.‘I’m happy with anyone at the moment if I’m being honest because this Arsenal transfer policy is a joke, it really is a joke – ever since David Dein left the building,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘I’m confused because we all need defenders, they’re hard to get. Liverpool spend £70million getting one of the best and we don’t seem to identify this.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We’re the ninth richest, we were the sixth richest last year and we can only get loan deals.‘I don’t care if this manager likes this player [Suarez] or not but please Arsenal, get some defenders in.’center_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link470Shares Emery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over CardiffTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:09FullscreenEmery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Cardiff 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.MORE: Arsenal immediately shut down in bid to sign Kevin Malcuit Advertisementlast_img read more

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FRR launches ESG portfolio analysis searches and updates RI policy

first_imgCaisse des Dépôts in Paris, where FRR is basedThe services being sought are mostly not new for the fund, but according to a spokeswoman FRR had made some small changes, for example by splitting the two contracts into various “lots” to allow more applicants, and by specifying environmental impact analysis as one of the environmental footprint tasks.Vigeo Eiris is FRR’s current provider of portfolio extra-financial risk analysis, while S&P Trucost has been responsible for the environmental footprint analysis, with both contracts due to end this year.Ratcheting up ambitionsThe RFPs followed the publication of FRR’s responsible investment strategy for the next four years. According to FRR, this was a continuation of previous strategies “while being resolutely proactive and ever more ambitious”.“This strategy ushers in a new phase that will drive ambition further by increasing accountability at all portfolio levels and involving the entire financial management ecosystem to underline the leadership role assumed by FRR over many years,” said the fund.It indicated that it intended to make particular efforts to contribute to “accelerating the energy transition”, which is one of the four “pillars” of its 2019-23 strategy.It said it would continue to align its portfolio with a global warming trajectory of 2°C “or even 1.5°C” above pre-industrial levels, by reducing the proportion of its most carbon dioxide-emitting investments and increasing so-called “green” investment financing.Yves Chevalier, executive director at FRR, told IPE that the fund’s efforts to support decarbonisation would be sensitive to the need for a “just transition”.“Everything we do with regard to the energy transition has to take into account the social dimension,” he said. “This is very important to our stakeholders, especially the trade unions that are in our monitoring committee, and something we strongly believe in.“We will work on this with all our different asset managers.”FRR also said it would carry out an in-depth analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals “to align its management with those that are most relevant in accordance with its values and fiduciary responsibility”.It added that it could look into the possibility of valuing the extra-financial performance of its investment activity and “how the usefulness of the impact of its investments might be added to that of their financial performance”.FRR also indicated that it would continue to work with index providers with a view to ensuring that these “create and enrich a range of indices that are open to all and take account of extra-financial criteria”.More information about the requests for proposals can be found here. FRR, France’s €33bn pension reserve fund, is looking for an external service provider to analyse the environmental impacts of the issuers in its portfolio and physical climate risks.The task was one of several covered by two requests for proposals (RFPs) for providers of “extra-financial” portfolio analysis that FRR has launched ahead of current contracts expiring.One of the two contracts was for “analysis of extra-financial risks and opportunities” associated with FRR’s portfolio, predominantly regarding the management of reputational risk associated with investee companies’ practices.Reputational risks could arise from investee companies failing to respect “universally recognised” principles, such as those underpinning the UN Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals, “good governance”, and international conventions ratified by France, said FRR. The second RFP was for the measurement and analysis of FRR’s portfolio’s environmental footprint.last_img read more

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New Directions fundraiser planned in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A fund raiser for Greensburg-based New Directions will be held at the Knights of Columbus Friday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-per person or $240-per table. For more information please call 812-662-8223.New Directions serves the victims of domestic violence in Decatur County.last_img

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Advice on what to do if you witness a crime

first_imgDo you know what to do if you see a crime take place? Imagine you’re taking a walk in the park and you see a man running toward you with a purse in his hand and he’s being chased by an elderly woman. Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane advises that if you witness a crime, first and foremost, do whatever is necessary to keep yourself out of harm’s way.Deputy Lane also says when it’s safe, if you see that someone is injured, offer first aid, as soon as you are able, call 9-1-1 to report the crime so that help will be on the way, don’t touch anything and don’t remove anything: you don’t want to contaminate the crime scene. Lastly, Deputy Lane stated to stay as calm as possible, notice what people look like, what they are wearing, distinguishing marks, make and models of vehicles, and get license plate numbers if at all possible. When help arrives, direct them to any injured parties. Tell them only what you know for sure, making sure you just give them the facts.last_img read more

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Lyon president says French League’s halt to Ligue 1 was ‘stupid’

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas again lashed out at the French League for ending the Ligue 1 football season early amid the COVID-19, calling the decision “stupid”.Aulas spoke after La Liga on Saturday got the Spanish Government’s green light to resume play. Matches will likely begin on June 12, according to League president Javier Tebas.“In the past two months, the Spanish officials have been observing and working with UEFA,” Aulas said on Sunday, referring to European football’s governing body.“What is paradoxical is that Javier Tebas, in particular, attended the same meetings than (French League director-general) Didier Quillot, notably that of April 23.“In fact, what was said at that meeting with UEFA is ‘patience’. When we see that our officials attended this meeting and drew different conclusions, one can feel that we are really too stupid.”The French League ended the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons last month with 10 games remaining, meaning that seventh-placed Lyon were denied a European spot through the league standings. Lyon’s appeal before an administrative tribunal was rejected on Friday, but they are now expected to lodge another appeal before the State Council, France’s highest court, alongside relegated Amiens and Toulouse.Asked if he would have had the same reaction had Lyon been in a position to qualify for the UEFA Champions League when Ligue 1 was suspended in March, Aulas said: “I swear I would have, I swear on my children’s lives.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Javier TebasJean-Michel AulasLa LigaOlympiqu Lyonnaislast_img read more

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Jos Buttler hopeful that shortened IPL can go ahead this year

first_imgLondon: England and Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler hopes that players would be able to play at least a shortened version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. The IPL was supposed to start on March 29 but was postponed to April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic.With India going into a three-week lockdown starting on March 5, there is now uncertainty if the organisers will be able to start the tournament after April 15.“No news at the moment. We saw, initially, that it was going to be postponed. It’s very hard to see this changing in the immediate future, so I don’t see that as a possibility at the moment,” Buttler said in a Skysports podcast.“Obviously, it’s such a massive tournament for world cricket, so hopefully some of it can go ahead — perhaps a shortened tournament.”Over 400 cases have been reported so far in India and nine deaths due to coronavirus. As has been the case in most parts of the world, the viral spread has led to a freeze on sporting activities in the country.India’s home ODI series against South Africa had to be postponed due to the scare over the virus while other sports tournaments have all been cancelled after the Sports Ministry’s order to cease all sporting activities a week ago. IANSAlso Read: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler collect royal honours at Buckingham PalaceAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measureslast_img read more

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Stunning win for Ouseph in Korea

first_imgHounslow’s Rajiv Ouseph made a stunning start to his Olympic year, taking only 35 minutes to knock Indonesian star Taufik Hidayat out of badminton’s Korea Open.Ouseph beat the former world and Olympic champion 21-19 21-15 in their men’s singles clash after a flawless performance.After establishing an 11-5 lead in the first game, Ouseph crushed the world number nine’s attempt at a comeback and then stepped up a gear in the second game, which at one stage was finely poised at 9-9.AdChoices广告The victory is a massive boost for the 25-year-old, who has struggled in recent months but appears to be rediscovering his best form ahead of the London 2012 Games.He will face another Indonesian, eighth seed Simon Santoso, in the second round.Related feature: Ones to watch in 2012 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Aurier Praised for Saving Mali Player’s Life

first_imgParis Saint-Germain and Ivory Coast defender, Serge Aurier, has been praised after “saving the life” of Mali forward Moussa Doumbia last Saturday.After Doumbia was knocked unconscious in a challenge with Sunderland’s Lamine Kone, Aurier intervened to stop the Rostov player swallowing his tongue.Mali’s manager Alain Giresse added that he spoke to Aurier after the game to thank him for his “superb reactions”. Ivory Coast went on to win the home 2018 World Cup qualifier 3-1 in Bouake.“All the players realised that Doumbia was choking and was about to swallow his tongue,” Giresse told French radio station RMC.“That’s when Aurier, with one of our players, quickly put him on his side and pulled out his tongue, because he was about to lose his life.”However, Aurier later caused controversy by making a throat-slit gesture towards the crowd after his side’s third goal.The celebration was the latest in a string of incidents involving the full-back.In September, he was sentenced to two months in jail for elbowing a police officer, but remains free pending an appeal.And in February, he was suspended by Paris St-Germain after appearing to use homophobic language to insult then-coach Laurent Blanc.He had also called team-mate Angel di Maria a “clown” as he answered questions from fans on social media app Periscope.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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