“Retail prices probably won’t reflect that entire price jump since other markets providesome of those same vegetables,” he said. But prices will go up. They may even doublecurrent prices. “We’re likely to see a price spike at the grocery store from now until the next cropcomes in sometime in late March or mid-April,” said Bill Mizelle, an economist withthe University of Georgia Extension Service. Georgia temperatures dipped into the 20s, too. Fortunately, crops here weren’t hurt asmuch as in Florida. “With the drop in supply, prices for farmers and at the retail level will rise at first,” hesaid. “But if there is a lot of replanting in Florida, both states’ growers may sufferlater.” South Florida buying-point prices have nearly doubled on beans and tomatoes. Squashand pepper prices rose by 25 percent to 50 percent. “Anything they choose to replant may overlap with Georgia crops at the market laterthis year,” Mizelle said. “If Florida farmers with damaged crops replant,” Mizelle said, “consumers will pay forthe freeze now, but farmers in Georgia and Florida will pay for it later.” A produce glut at the market causes prices to the farmer to drop. As wholesalers payless for produce, retail prices drop. “We got a little damage in our cabbage and collards,” he said. “But they should recoverbefore they’re marketed. Mustard and turnip greens may have to be cut, refertilizedand allowed to regrow.” Not only did an arctic blast freeze south Georgia and Florida vegetable crops, butgrocery shoppers may get a chill when they see produce prices climb. Extension horticulturist Terry Kelley said most of Georgia’s winter crops came throughthe freeze with very little damage. The freeze may have slightly damaged the quills (the spiky leaves) of Georgia’s sweetonion crop. But Kelley said he didn’t expect the damage to be serious. “Grocery prices from April into June will probably be lower than normal,” Mizellesaid. If Florida farmers replant, the crop Georgia farmers nurture until harvest could beworth less. Kelley said anything Florida farmers don’t replant would certainly be betterfor Georgia farmers’ prices. South Florida vegetable-growing area temperatures plunged to 20 degrees the weekendof Jan. 18. Mizelle said his reports estimate total losses in some areas. Some Florida farmers with damaged crops may replant their fields, hoping to recoversome of their losses.
Green Mountain Power customers will be especially happy to see the sun shine in Berlin, Vermont, where the Company will build the largest solar array in Northern New England. At 200 kilowatts, the new array will be the largest project in Vermont when it is built this summer.”Building a large solar generator is an important step towards reaching our vision of supplying customers with power that has low carbon emissions, low cost and high reliability,” said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. “Solar power is extremely low in emissions, and perhaps best of all, with the help of declining solar costs, grants and tax credits, this project will be cost effective for our customers.”The solar generator will be located on Green Mountain Power property west of Montpelier on a site that is ideal for a solar installation, with open space and good sun.Using a competitive bid process, Green Mountain Power has chosen Alteris Renewables (formerly SolarWorks and Solar Wrights) of Montpelier, Vermont, to build the plant. “We very consciously bid the project among Vermont companies so this project would support our green economy and create jobs here at home,” said Ms. PowellThe permitting process has begun and the project is expected to be completed this summer. “This solar plant will be an important milestone for Vermont in terms of realizing cost-effective, utility scale solar generation,” said Leigh Seddon, vice president of Alteris Renewables.The Berlin project will be Green Mountain Power’s third solar installation. The Company recently installed a 58-kilowatt solar power system at GMP’s Westminster, Vermont, service center, which supplies 80 percent of that facility’s electricity needs. It also has four-kilowatt solar panels at its Colchester headquarters, which provide enough electricity to power its two plug-in hybrid vehicles.Green Mountain Power will develop a website with generation data about the plant, which will be accessible to the public and particularly useful to school groups who study renewable energy and choose to tour the site.”In Vermont, we are always happy to see the sun shine,” said Ms. Powell. “This gives us one more reason to rejoice on a sunny day.”About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external)) transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It serves more than 200,000 people and businesses.About Alteris RenewablesFormed when SolarWrights, Inc, and Solar Works, Inc joined forces in October of 2008, Alteris Renewables is a full service renewable energy systems integrator and project developer. The company provides solar electric (photovoltaic), solar thermal, and wind energy solutions for commercial, residential, education, municipal and institutional clients. The company has industry leading expertise in engineering, design, project management, performance analysis, project financing and renewable energy credit programs. For more information, please visit www.alterisinc.com(link is external).COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – April 06, 2009) -Highlighted LinksGreen Mountain PowerAlteris Renewables
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hi again. Glad all three of you are back for another episode of The Buzz. We call these daily stories of cool The Buzz but don’t really advertise that. So, it’s like you’re “in the know.”How hipstery!Speaking of places hipsters buy clothes from, you know that song that’s on lots of radio stations called “Thrift Shop?” ….No? It’s by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.No, Macklemore is not a fish.What?No. Not Jerry Lewis! God, you’re old!Anyway, for those of you in the know who are doubly in the know, here’s a rendition of “Thrift Shop” by Pentatonix, a highly talented vocal quintet. (Not the thing you draw on the floor to summon demons. Thanks editor!)Whether or not they have a life outside of doing this sort of thing is under review, but they’re freakin’ awesommmmmme.(That’s a line from the song. Get it now?)Too bad insanely awesome internet covers never help anyone get into the music business.Hm? Oh. Right. Hi Karmin!
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Your financial institution strives for balance every day between competing consumer expectations: People want security in their banking whenever and however they choose to do it, but they don’t want it to diminish the speed and convenience they expect in a digital world.It’s a complex riddle that grows more difficult to solve with each passing day. You face constantly evolving threats at nearly every digital touchpoint, whether through online, mobile or tablets. Yet consumers rely on their institutions to detect and stop those threats in real-time while maintaining a seamless, positive user experience.That means striking a balance between having strong protections from top to bottom and minimizing friction for consumers. The Point talked to John Horn, director of SecureNow cybersecurity services for the Digital Banking Group at Fiserv, for analysis of the security challenges financial institutions like yours face and sound strategies that can drive deeper engagement. continue reading »
At the presentation of the packaging of “Pazinski sukerančić”, the confectioners of the confectionery trade “Antica” and Davorka Šajina from the agritourism “Ograde” could be tasted, which went perfectly with the Malvasia of local winemakers Anđelini, Bažon, Benvenuti and Tomaz. The unique packaging of this traditional dessert was made for the purpose of promoting the cultural and gastronomic offer of central Istria and further branding and strengthening the recognizability of “Pazin sugar cake” as an authentic product of this region. But perhaps more importantly, thanks to the packaging, this authentic dessert got its selling element, both as a souvenir and for daytime sales. Packaging in three variants – small for one candy, medium for five, and large for 15 candies, was designed in collaboration with designer Tina Erman Popović. Special attention was paid to the quality of the boxes and their adaptation to transport, in order to preserve the unique shape of the candy, but also all its precious flavors and aromas. Inside the package there are information leaflets with the recipe in Croatian and English. Let’s tell stories, our authentic stories. This is just one in a series of activities by which the LAG “Central Istria”, as the holder of the project for the protection of “Pazin cukerančić”, seeks to preserve the valuable tradition of making cukerančić and further valorize it in gastronomic and tourist terms. “This unique package of Pazin candy will complete its presentation on the market, but also open up many new possibilities. We want these promotional packages to be used as a recognizable product or souvenir that will gladly be bought, as a dessert or souvenir, by both domestic and foreign guests, which will enrich the offer of confectioneries, souvenir shops, tasting rooms, wineries and restaurants. together and successfully we communicate the importance that cukerančić has for this area” said the Mayor of Pazin and the President of the Central Istria LAG Renato Krulčić. In Pazin, the promotional packaging of “Pazin sugar cake” was presented, the only Istrian dessert included in the List of protected intangible cultural assets of the Republic of Croatia. A dessert that every guest of central Istria must try, especially because it goes well with Istrian Malvasia, which is an additional dimension. A small step forward in the promotion and branding of Istria, and a big step for “Pazinski cukerančić” which has gained a new dimension and a new life cycle as of today.
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Conte sounded unimpressed in his letter.”Dear Ursula,” he wrote. “I hear ideas [from you] not worthy of Europe.”He told her it was time for the EU “to show more ambition, more unity and more courage”.At issue is billions of euros that Italy wants from the European Union to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 14,000 people in Italy and shattered the country’s economy. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday extended his feud about coronavirus money with EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in the pages of a Roman newspaper.Conte wrote a letter to Italy’s La Repubblica in response to an apology that von der Leyen had published in the same paper on Thursday.”I am sorry,” von der Leyen had told Italians. “The EU is with you now.” Topics : Conte wants the EU to start issuing lots of joint debt — dubbed “coronabonds” — that could let countries such as Italy address the crisis more cheaply.Von der Leyen has sided with Germany and some other northern European countries’ suspicion of pooled risk because it could raise their own borrowing costs at the expense of more indebted countries.Von der Leyen is backing an EU-wide guarantee that could raise 100 billion euros ($108 billion) to aid strained national unemployment schemes.She told Italians said these EU-backed loans were “demonstrating European solidarity”.Conte said he “welcomed” the EU’s unemployment initiative.But the Italian leader also made it clear that he still wanted the coronabonds.”When fighting a war, you must do everything possible to win and equip yourself with all the tools needed for the (subsequent) reconstruction,” he wrote.Conte said this required “innovative tools such as the European Recovery Bonds.”He said these bonds are “useful to finance the extraordinary efforts that Europe will have to put in place” and “are in no way aimed at sharing the debt that each of our countries has inherited from the past”.EU leaders failed to find a common response last week and gave finance ministers until next Thursday to draft a new strategy.Italy’s world-leading toll from the new disease reached 13,915 on Thursday.Its three-week lockdown to stop the spread has been extended through at least mid-April and its economy is expected to suffer its biggest peacetime shock since World War II.
‘Political prop’An appearance at a party convention is unusual for a top US diplomat and the Biden campaign accused Pompeo of “blatant use of his office for overtly political purposes.” “Secretary Pompeo’s decision to serve as an errand boy for the President’s reelection on a taxpayer-funded diplomatic mission, and his decision to use one of our closest partners as a political prop in the process, is absolutely disgraceful,” Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said.According to the Israeli media, Pompeo may deliver his remarks from the roof of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, providing a backdrop of the Holy City that may appeal to Trump’s evangelical supporters.Melania Trump, 50, will speak live from the White House gardens and will be hoping to avoid the controversy which surrounded her 2016 convention speech, when she was accused of lifting passages from the remarks of another first lady — Michelle Obama in 2008.Like last week’s Democratic convention, most of the Republican event is being held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Trump on Monday did visit Charlotte, the North Carolina city where the convention is being held, to make his acceptance speech and he is also expected to attend his wife’s remarks on Tuesday.As Republicans kicked off their convention on Monday, a high-profile former party chairman, Michael Steele, announced that he was joining The Lincoln Project, a group of prominent Republicans dedicated to Trump’s removal.His move came as more than two dozen former Republican members of Congress, including ex-Arizona senator Jeff Flake, threw their support behind Biden.”After the turmoil of the past four years, we need a president who unifies rather than divides,” Flake said. “We need a president who summons our better angels, not a president who appeals to our baser instincts.”That’s why we need Joe Biden.” “For our Country to be sending 80 million UNSOLICITED BALLOTS is very unfair and a roadmap to disaster,” Trump tweeted. “Fraudulent & missing Ballots like never seen before.”Opponents say Trump’s resistance to expanded mail-in voting — a method already used widely in the United States — is an attempt to suppress voter turnout, while setting up an excuse to challenge the result if he is defeated.Besides Pompeo and Melania Trump, two of Trump’s other children, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump, will be among the featured speakers as Republicans present the case for the president’s reelection.”President Trump has ensured the safety of America — and SECURED our many FREEDOMS, which is the cornerstone of this great nation,” Pompeo said in a tweet.”I look forward to sharing with you how the President has delivered on that mission TONIGHT!” said Pompeo, who will deliver pre-recorded remarks from Israel, where he is making an official visit. Topics : “They want to destroy this country and everything we have fought for and hold dear,” Guilfoyle said. “They want to steal your liberty, your freedom.”Don Jr framed the November election between his 74-year-old father and “radical left” Biden, 77, as a choice between “church, work and school” and “rioting, looting and vandalism.”The coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 177,000 people dead in the United States and dented Trump’s reelection hopes was largely ignored although Don Jr claimed there is “light at the end of the tunnel.”Trump, who is trailing the Democrat Biden in the national polls, continued his attack meanwhile on mail-in voting, which is expected to play a larger role than in past elections because of COVID-19. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady Melania Trump address the Republican convention on Tuesday after a first night that featured depictions of a United States under a Joe Biden presidency that veered between the apocalyptic and the hyperbolic.Republicans had pledged to provide an uplifting convention to celebrate Donald Trump’s nomination for four more years in the White House but the mood at the outset was mostly somber.Kimberly Guilfoyle, 51, a former Fox News host and the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr, described the coming election as a “battle for the soul of America” — echoing a phrase former vice president Biden has used throughout his campaign.
Diane Kay (Meyer) Critser, age 66, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday evening October 15, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was a lifelong resident of Greensburg. Diane was born on March 3, 1951 in Greensburg to Hubert & Betty (Scheidler) Meyer. She spent her youth involved in Decatur County 4-H and graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1969. Diane married Richard S. Critser on March 16, 1973 in Enochsburg. He survives after 44 devoted years of marriage. Diane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Diane was also a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority Greensburg Chapter. She worked for over 40 years as an independent seamstress, sewing drapes for hundreds of clients, always paying particular attention to detail in all of her work. Diane was an avid sports fan, watching college basketball and cheering on the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts. Diane enjoyed decorating for the holidays, ceramics, and spending time in the outdoors tending to her flowers and yard. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She will be remembered most for her caring, selfless nature. She will be greatly missed by her husband Richard, mother: Betty Meyer of Greensburg, children: Carla (husband, Ted) Wiles of Noblesville, Kyle (wife, Rachel) Critser of Oxford, Ohio, grandchildren: Ella, Charlie & Norah Reiger, AJ & Alexandr Wiles, siblings: Steve (wife, JoAnn) Meyer, Rick (wife, Karen) Meyer both of Greensburg and Ginny (husband, Paul) Gordon of Cambridge City as well as several nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her father Hubert Meyer. Father John Meyer will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am on Friday, October 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church: 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way in Greensburg. A rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 19th followed by public visitation until 8 p.m. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home: 302 N. Franklin St. in Greensburg. Friends may also call Friday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Diane to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana: 2626 E. 17th St. Columbus, IN 47201. Condolences can be sent to the Critser family at www.meredith-clark.com. Information: 812-597-4670
Brayton Carter, another winner on Thursday night, followed with the Friday Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers, leading flag to flag. Tony Olson was second and Kyle Olson third. Modifieds – 1. Jeff Aikey; 2. Cayden Carter; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Todd Shute; 5. Tim Ward; 6. Joel Rust; 7. Ethan Braaksma; 8. Derrick Stewart; 9. Jake McBirnie; 10. Shawn Kilgore; 11. Richie Gustin; 12. Kelly Shryock; 13. Josh Gilman; 14. Brandon Schmitt; 15. Scott Simatovich; 16. Wyatt Block; 17. Russ Reinwald; 18. Thor Anderson; 19. Anthony Hofbauer; 20. Josh Lambert; 21. Eric Barnes; 22. David Brown; 23. Kollin Hibdon; 24. J.D. Auringer Tony Olson started 18th and chased his cousin across the line. Third went to Kaplan. Aikey drew the pole for Friday’s 25-lap feature and led the entire race to take the win. Carter and Ethan Dotson challenged Aikey several times, but he fended them off. Carter finished second and Dotson took third, followed by Todd Shute and 18th place starter Tim Ward was fifth. Eric Knutson weaved his way through traffic after starting 21st and caught rookies Braden Richards and Carter Koop, making for a three-wide contest down the back chute on the final lap of Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Sept. 18 Feature Results Jeff Aikey was quick to return to victory lane at Marshalltown Speedway, winning the Friday night World Nationals feature for IMCA Modifieds. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier paid $2,000. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Kaden Reynolds fought past Koop on lap 11 and never looked back on his way to victory on Saturday. Knutson ended in second with Koop taking third. J.D. Auringer paced the opening laps on Saturday but Carter quickly moved from his fifth starting position and into the lead. Carter never relinquished that lead, though Tom Berry did his best to reel him in. Modifieds – 1. Carter; 2, Tom Berry; 3. Auringer; 4. Dotson; 5. Cody Laney; 6. McBirnie; 7. Schmitt; 8. Ryan Ruter; 9. Reinwald; 10. Aikey; 11. Shryock; 12. Shute; 13. Kyle Brown; 14. Jared Van Deest; 15. Rust; 16. Barnes; 17. Sam Wieben; 18. Stewart; 19. Jordan Bartz; 20. Dylan Thornton; 21. Matt Werner; 22. Lambert; 23. Anderson; 24. Hibdon. By Joyce Eisele Sept. 19 Feature Results Kyle Olson went home with a World Nationals title under his belt after winning the Saturday feature. Olson started fifth and snatched the lead away from Austin Kaplan just before halfway. Also the Thursday victor at Marshalltown, Mueller was in second behind Berry when the white flag flew, then timed the winning move out of corner four to perfection and took the checkers. Berry was second and Steve Meyer third. Northern SportMods – 1. Kyle Olson; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Austin Kaplan; 4. Peterson; 5. Schlling; 6. Rose; 7. Nelson; 8. Austin Schrage; 9. Geoff Jeche; 10. Brian Schrage; 11. Cory Van Zante; 12. Hilmer; 13. Peterson; 14. Josh Sink; 15. Fred Leytham; 16. Joseph Luethje; 17. Plate; 18. Carter; 19. Suckow; 20. Kevin Yearington; 21. VanWyk; 22. Mallicoat; 23. Morehouse. Knutson took the win at the line, with Richards going second and Koop third. Cayden Carter put his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational with his $2,000 IMCA Modified victory Saturday at Marshalltown Speedway’s World Nationals. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) More than 160 cars were entered each night of the season-ending special at Marshalltown. Stock Cars – 1. Dallon Murty; 2. Shawn Ritter; 3. Chanse Hollatz; 4. Damon Murty; 5. Tom Berry; 6. Todd Reitzler; 7. David Atcher; 8. Scott Rice; 9. Joe Zrostlik; 10. Steve Meyer; 11. Tyler Pickett; 12. Jason Hall; 13. Josh Mroczkowski; 14. Mike Van Genderen; 15. Eric Zwirschitz; 16. John Heinz; 17. Kellie Drury; 18. Kyle Resch; 19. Rod Richards; 20. John Adams; 21. Gary Bass; 22. Erick Knutsen; 23. Don Vis; 24. Austin Gray. Dallon Murty raced from 10th starting to win Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature ahead of Shawn Ritter and Chance Hollatz. Damon Murty and Berry, driving from 21st in his divisional debut, were fourth and fifth, respectively. Berry, Auringer, the 21st starting Dotson and Cody Laney completed the top five. Aikey made it back-to-back trips to victory lane, following his Thursday night Dale DeFrance Memorial IMCA Late Model victory in the 500th and final Summer Series event. Carter joined Aikey on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with the Saturday checkers. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 18-19) – Jeff Aikey and Cayden Carter were $2,000 IMCA Modified feature winners at Marshalltown Speedway’s 14th annual World Nationals. Saturday’s green, white, checkered finish ended with Jeff Mueller in front. Northern SportMods – 1. Brayton Carter; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Kyle Olson; 4. Travis Peterson; 5. Johnathon Logue; 6. Austin Schrage; 7. Brian Schrage; 8. Jenae Gustin; 9. Ryan Schilling; 10. Ryan King; 11. Dylan VanWyk; 12. Tim Fobian; 13. Cory Rose; 14. Cole Suckow; 15. Izac Mallicoat; 16. Gage Neal; 17. Clint Morehouse; 18. Garrett Nelson; 19. Troy Burkhart; 20. Michael Plate Sr.; 21. Chance Huston; 22. Tyler Inman; 23. Devyn Peterson; 24. Jarett Franzen. Stock Cars – 1. Jeff Mueller; 2. Berry; 3. Meyer; 4. Rice; 5. Shawn Ritter; 6. Pickett; 7. Reitzler; 8. Zwirschitz; 9. Damon Murty; 10. Atcher; 11. Derrick Agee; 12. Kenzie Ritter; 13. Resch; 14. Michael Peterson; 15. Knutsen; 16. Leah Wroten; 17. Dallon Murty; 18. Van Genderen; 19. Rick Dix; 20. Hall; 21. Schmidt; 22. Mroczkowski; 23. Kevin Rose; 24. John Adams. Hobby Stocks – 1. Eric Knutson; 2. Braden Richards; 3. Carter Koop; 4. Aaron Rudolph; 5. Matt Brown; 6. Patrick Pellman; 7. Curt Reed; 8. Shane Butler; 9. August Bach; 10. Austin Mehmen; 11. Jeremiah Andrews; 12. Luke Schluetter; 13. Dustin Jackson; 14. Patrick Oestreich; 15. Seth Butler; 16. Clint Nelson; 17. Matt Wahl; 18. Kevin LeBeau; 19. Miciah Hidlebaugh; 20. Luke Bird; 21. Jim Mehmen; 22. Marcus Wayne; 23. Kaden Reynolds; 24. Solomon Bennett. Hobby Stocks – 1. Reynolds; 2. Knutson; 3. Koop; 4. Hidlebaugh; 5. Richards; 6. Oestreich; 7. Schluetter; 8. Rudolph; 9. Reed; 10. Bennett; 11. Brandon White; 12. Butler; 13. Jonathan Schroeder; 14. Ray Fees; 15. Jackson; 16. Bird; 17. Wahl; 18. Wayne; 19. Andrews; 20. Mehmen; 21. Ben Newhouse; 22. LeBeau; 23. Tom Killen Jr.; 24. Josh Killen.