A Georgia summer can have periods of consecutive days with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees. These abnormally hot conditions, or heat waves, are dangerous.Besides being uncomfortable, hot weather is a killer. The best defense against heat-related medical problems is going to a cool place to recover and drinking plenty of water.Since sweating is the body’s natural and very effective mode of cooling, it is necessary to drink plenty of water to remain hydrated. Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages should be avoided because they increase water loss from more frequent urination. Thirst is not a good indicator for your body’s water needs. If you are working or playing in a hot environment and don’t have to urinate once every few hours, then your probably not drinking enough water. Researchers have found that major heat-related health problems increase drastically on the third day of a heat wave. If the heat index at night doesn’t fall below 74 degrees, people and animals have a hard time recovering from the daytime heat.Heat-related health problems are a concern especially for the elderly, those with underlying health problems and those on medications that interfere with the body’s ability to cool.Check on friends and relatives during heat waves. Since the impact of heat is cumulative, check on the elderly a number of times during a heat wave. Consult the doctors of the elderly about proper hot-weather precautions for them.The homeless are at greater risk during hot weather. Because of the “heat island” effect of cities and towns, people spending the night outside are less likely to have the necessary recovery time. Additionally, the homeless can have problems getting an adequate amount of water to remain properly hydrated.Noticing the signs of a heat-related medical problem and getting swift help can save a life. The primary symptom of a heat stroke is that the person is very hot to the touch. The mental status of the person may be altered, too, and range from mildly confused to unconscious. Often the skin will not only be hot but also dry. However, it is important to realize that if the skin is moist, this does not mean that the person isn’t having a heat stroke. Anyone exhibiting heat stroke symptoms needs immediate medical attention and hospitalization. Call 911 immediately and move the person to a cool place out of the sun. Follow the instructions of the 911 operator. Cool the person by applying moist cloths or spraying with water, directing air from a fan or air conditioner over them. If the person can drink water, give him water.A person having a heat stroke can mimic a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The person might have slurred speech or stumble around. These can also be signs of other medical problems. If the person has been in the heat and is hot to the touch, assume that the person is in heat stroke and call 911.A basic first aid book will give more detailed information and treatments for heat stroke and other heat-related medical conditions.Animals that can’t get to well-ventilated shade and don’t have a ready supply of cool, fresh, drinking water are also at risk. A doghouse in an open pen doesn’t supply well-ventilated shade.As with humans, animals need recovery time. Getting pets the needed recovery time may mean bringing them indoors at night.Remember to consult your physician for explicit ways for you to avoid heat-related problems in your area this summer.
Trevor Thomas atop Katahdin.Your outdoor news bulletin for April 25, the day Hubble was launched into orbit…with a cataract…in 1990:Blind Hikers Dominate Thru-HikingA couple of blind hikers are making news in the Blue Ridge. First is the story of Minneapolis attorney Mike Hanson, a blind man who hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2010. Hanson’s story was picked up by Slate.com earlier this year, and popped up again in the ether on fastcoexist.com this week. The focus of these stories is the fact that Hanson used an outdated Nokia phone GPS system as his guide during the hike. In a more recent and decidedly lower-tech case, another blind hiker passed through Mt. Mitchell State Park on the Mountains to Sea Trail. Trevor Thomas and his guide dog Tennille met with park rangers Wednesday before continuing the rest of his 1,000 miles to the coast. Thomas is no slouch, his accomplishments include an A.T. thru-hike in 2008, Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike in 2010, and a summit of Mount Whitney. You can read more about Thomas on his blog.Minor Leaguers Get Dirty on Arbor DayAmerica’s pastime just got a little greener. The U.S. Forest Service and the Potomac Nationals are going to plant 187 trees at an urban forest in Fairfax, Va. on April 26, Arbor Day. Through the “Break a Bat, Plant a Tree” program, the minor league baseball team joined with Fairfax ReLeaf and the U.S. Forest Service plants a tree for every broken bat during the season. “The Break a Bat, Plant a Tree program is a great way to raise awareness about forest restoration projects underway in D.C., Maryland and Virginia parks and trails,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. Indeed, Tom.Courtroom Wins Against Mountaintop RemovalEarth Week must be working. Two significant court rulings went in favor of those against the practice of mountaintop removal mining in the past few days. On Monday, the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals revoked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ use of Nationwide Permit 21, a process they have used to expand mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, saying they did not assess and document environmental impacts before issuing new mining permits. Then, on Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia essentially gave the EPA back it’s power to veto the Spruce Mine permit, one of the largest mountaintop removal mines in history.Read more here from ecowatch.com.
Now, that I’ve garnered your attention with a salacious headline I’ll add that credit unions are irrelevant in that millennials do not understand what value is offered.The Road to Financial Wellness was an epic road trip that encompassed 10,200 miles, 137 hours of driving time, 37 events in 30 locations held in the month of June. The Phroogal team traveled from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles, CA participating in local events that included panel discussions, seminars, dinners, barbecues and training sessions. The events were held in many credit union locations, churches, colleges, a country club house and a living room.We had the opportunity to engage with people all across the country from different socio-economic conditions. We found commonalities and differences. We learned a great deal from the 30 days on The Road.The Road to Financial Wellness was sponsored by 15 credit unions so naturally many of our conversations shifted to credit unions.Let me focus on the words, “credit unions are irrelevant.” It was in pit stop 7 in Raleigh, NC I heard these words. Maybe it was the wine or beer or the general informality of the event that let this person utter the words.As an industry we spend a great deal of time focusing on the differences between credit unions. I’m guilty of writing many pieces like this myself. What we found on our summer road trip is that millennials aren’t confused about the differences. Millennials just do not understand the value offered by credit unions.Let me focus on values.Millennials are a generation that are straddled with more economic uncertainties than previous generations. However, millennials are hopeful and optimistic. Millennials may have a larger amount of student loan debt but still believe in living life through experiences not purchases. Millennials may be considered entitled but they are keen on social impact.When I asked millennials across the country their thoughts on credit unions, the answers were all over the place. I had many who said they loved their credit union but chose to do most of their financial transactions elsewhere. I also had responses such as “I just don’t know enough about them or what are credit unions?”So I began to ask a different question, “If you could bank with the ideal financial institution, what would that be like?”The answers were:Community. Millennials want to feel they belong and their participation is beneficial to themselves and others. Millennials value community relationships because there’s a desire to be connected with other like minded people. Expertise. Millennials are seeking experts in their respective fields who are in the game to help them succeed. A brand that is known to provide trustworthy and relevant advise will be rewarded with brand loyalty.So what are these millennials describing when asked that question or something similar? For the most part credit unions.You’ll notice that millennials we spoke with didn’t mention higher interest rates or lower loan rates. They didn’t talk about governance or not-for-profit status.Millennials are looking for values.Credit unions are in a position to grow with this generation but it’s going to require going back to your founding roots. There is an opportunity for credit unions to market their core values that differentiate themselves from banks and other credit unions.If you revisit the primary reason the credit union you manage was founded, you’ll find insight in why members originally joined and why they remained loyal. It wasn’t because you gave more interest or had more product offerings. They joined because of your credit union’s mission and they remained because they felt part of the community.You don’t need to have everyone join your credit union. You need to attract the right members and that means clearly articulating what you stand for…your values. Convenience. Millennials are seeking simpler ways to do things that do not take too much time. It’s about offering technology that helps perform tasks not replace human interaction. Millennials want technology but they’d like to know there’s a person if and when needed. Social Mission. Profits are okay but social impact should be the top priority. Millennials who want a sense of community do so because it’s making a difference in their world. It’s not about supporting another social cause or a social responsibility statement. Millennials are seeking your core value meaning your mission in itself is for positive social impact. 313SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jason Vitug Jason Vitug is founder at Phroogal. Phroogal is answers and access to financial knowledge. Vitug has worked in the financial services industry for close to 10 years most recently as … Web: www.phroogal.com Details
There are morning people and there are night owls. I’m naturally more of the latter, but I’ve slowly made the transition to being a little bit of both. While I’ll never be a true morning person, I’ve definitely seen the benefits of waking early. Think I’m crazy? I understand. Here are four reasons you should get up before everyone else…You’ll be able to get that workout in: For a lot of us, we enjoy starting our day with a workout. And that day is called Saturday. It’s great to set the tone with a workout in the morning. Even if you have the laziest day ever, at least you know you started it off with a good workout. While this is easier on the weekends, exert some extra effort and see how your day changes when you start it off the right way.You won’t skip breakfast: When you’re repeatedly smacking that snooze button to get every extra minute of sleep available, you may find yourself in a hurry to get ready in the morning. If this is you, you know the one thing that usually gets cut out is breakfast. Breakfast foods have great nutrients and provide us with energy to start our day. Don’t skip it. Wake up earlier.You can be super productive: In the mornings, you’re efficient and nobody is around to bother you. Once the rest of the world wakes up, people are asking for things and the distractions are abundant. Take advantage of the quiet and get stuff done.You can watch the sunrise: Have you seen a sunrise? Shielding your eyes from the sun when waking up on the front lawn of your frat house in college doesn’t count. Brew some delicious coffee, head outside, and actually watch the sun come up. It’s a majestic way to start your day. 137SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
However, months later, something finally went right in 2020. With a lot of hard work and monitoring the apples, Johnson is now celebrating his returns. In May, low temperatures hit the Southern Tier, putting this year’s apple crop at risk. “You have to wear a mask to get into the field. We want you to sample the apples, so it’s hard to eat with a mask on,” said Johnson. “Once you get in the orchard, you can space yourselves out and act normal, but you do have to have a mask to get into the orchard.” “This is a super year, I am really surprised. Generally, you would like to have your apples four to six inches apart. They’re right together, I mean there’s a lot of apples, a lot of apples,” said Johnson. Apple picking this year isn’t just about New York’s favorite fruit. Johnson wants his farm to feel like an escape during all the craziness going on. With 13 varieties, apple picking season has started at the farm. This year, due to the pandemic, the fall activity will look a little different. “People just want to get away. I know it’s a challenge when you have kids this year and no one knows what the school situation is, but just come on up to the farm and think about nothing for awhile,” said Johnson. “All the expert says, ‘with the cold weather, you’re going to have some damage to your trees, so don’t expect to have too many apples on your trees,'” said Apple Hills Owner Dave Johnson. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — New York’s best time of the year has arrived, apple picking season! New apples will be ready to pick every week over the next couple of months. Right now, Ginger Golds and Paula Reds are ready to be picked at Apple Hills.
Brisbane’s housing market is showing signs of growth.Mr Kusher said the real litmus test for the market would be spring selling season.”The test will be how many people bring their properties to market in spring and if there are sufficient buyers for those properties,” he said.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the index was foreshadowing another subtle monthly gain in housing values across Sydney and Melbourne in July, following last month’s small month-on-month rise. MORE: Ten suburbs where you might find a bargain CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless. Home values in Brisbane rose 0.1 per cent in July, according to CoreLogic. Image: AAP/Darren England.The July hedonic home value index has recorded a 0.1 per cent rise in housing values across the five major capital cities in the first 29 days of the month. But CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said he would not “get too excited” about one month of gains in Brisbane home values.“(Brisbane) could be taking the lead from Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Kusher said.“We’ve had policies ease, two interest rate cuts, population growth from interstate migration is ramping up, so you would think housing demand would be out there, but there’s just a bit of a reluctance to enter the market.” More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago Market stimulus including interest rate cuts is helping the housing market, according to CoreLogic. Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi.Sydney home values inched 0.1 per cent higher during the month to date, while Melbourne values rose 0.2 per cent — the first positive movement since values peaked in 2017. “With the largest capital cities trending towards a modest rise in housing values, we are also seeing the daily five city aggregate index stabilising, posting a 0.1 per cent rise in value over the first 29 days of the month,” Mr Lawless said. “The latest data is a further sign that housing markets are responding to recent market stimulus, including lower mortgage rates, improved interest rate serviceability measures and a removal of uncertainty following the federal election.”The final set of index results will be released on Thursday. Brisbane home values have posted their first monthly rise since November last year, according to CoreLogic. Image: AAP/Darren England.BRISBANE’S housing market has made a dramatic turnaround, with home values posting their first monthly rise since November last year.New preliminary data from CoreLogic shows a further improvement in home values across the major capital cities in July, with the Queensland capital tracking 0.1 per cent higher after falling 0.6 per cent in June.That follows a drop in Brisbane values of 0.4 per cent in May and April. RELATED: Brisbane’s boom suburbs revealed
UAE-based port operator Abu Dhabi Ports has established a new feeder services company, Safeen Feeders, as part of its strategy to facilitate growing trade demands within the Gulf region. “We are excited to be partnering with Abu Dhabi Ports in developing feeder solutions for the region and look forward to jointly promoting Safeen Feeders’ services in conjunction with our own BTL brand,” Bill Smart, Chief Executive of Bengal Tiger Line, said. According to Abu Dhabi Ports, the service will allow for timely and efficient exchange of container cargo between mainliner vessels and the vessels within the rotation calling at nine regional ports located across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Western India. In the medium term, Abu Dhabi Ports and Bengal Tiger Line expect to expand the service to ports in the broader Gulf region. Over the long-term, the new company will explore further service opportunities at container terminals in the Red Sea and East Africa regions. “The launch of Safeen Feeders significantly strengthens our ability to enhance the competitiveness of our growing base of global customers, and helps our region meet international demands as a trade and logistics hub connecting east and west,” Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, commented. “By partnering with Bengal Tiger Line, we are not only growing our Abu Dhabi Ports family and creating mutually positive solutions, but we are also significantly broadening our product and service offering to our valued clients and enhancing our contribution to Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.” The service will commence during week 27, with the first departure from Mundra expected to take place on June 30, 2020. Safeen Feeders’ pendulum service, called the UAE-Indian Sub-Continent Gulf Service (UIG), will be delivered by three 2,700 TEU vessels via the following 21-day rotation calling: Khalifa Port; Jebel Ali Port; Karachi; (Kandla); Mundra; Nhava Sheva; Khalifa Port; Jebel Ali Port; Bahrain; Dammam; Jubail; and, Khalifa Port. The service will be launched in partnership with Bengal Tiger Line (BTL), a Singapore-based feeder service operator, through a vessel sharing agreement. As informed, Safeen Feeders will introduce a new feeder service linking Abu Dhabi to ports serving the UAE, the broader Gulf region and Indian subcontinent.
TYLER, Texas – A company known for the quality of its products as well as its Texas hospitality is returning as a marketing partner with IMCA.Day Motor Sports will give $50 gift cards to a top five finisher at as many as 80 special events in 2014 and again in 2015. Those gift cards will be given at specials for all eight divisions sanctioned by IMCA.“As we look at it, this program is one way we can spread the wealth. We try to cater to drivers out there banging fenders every Friday and Saturday,” said Joe Francis, president of the Tyler, Texas high performance parts retailer and wholesaler. “We want to help everyone from the driver just getting started to the driver who’s been racing for years.” The company has had a single location since being founded by Bill Day in 1971. Purchased by Dan Hamilton in 2000 and by an ownership group in 2011, Day had previously been an IMCA sponsor and gave awards to Stock Car drivers as recently as 2005. “We are a very strong company with major backing. We wanted to get back into the IMCA fold again,” Francis emphasized. “We wanted to become more involved with IMCA, different tracks and the drivers. The racers are where it’s at.” Gift cards are mailed from the IMCA home office after official results of designated special events are received. One very special event on the Day Motor Sports calendar is the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “We will have a booth on Manufacturers’ Row,” said Francis, a former drag racer. “This will be the first time I’ve been to Super Nationals and I’m really looking forward to it.” Information about products available from Day Motor Sports is available by calling 800 543-6238 and at the www.daymotorsports.com website.“”We’re really pleased to have renewed this relationship with Day Motor Sports,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “They’ve been a decade-long supporter of IMCA racing in the past and even the title sponsor of our Texas Sunday Series for a period of time, so we’re excited to be able to work with them again.”
Boys Area Basketball ScoresSaturday (2-8)Batesville 69 Madison 46Bulldogs JV won 54-37Batesville Scoring- Alex Siefert 10, Calvin Sherwood 9, Cole Werner 8, Ben Schebler 7, Brady Westerfeld 7, Eli Pierson 6, Alec Bunselmeier 3, Kasin Hughes 2.Columbus North 77 East Central 54Greensburg 82 Jac-Cen-Del 60Oldenburg 53 Triton Central 27Hagerstown 78 Franklin County 71Lawrenceburg 48 Switzerland County 41Southwestern Shelby 43 Rising Sun 39Rushville 74 Hauser 52Lawrence North 76 Connersville 39Shawe Memorial 73 Seton Catholic 66Waldron 65 Tri 60Morristown 54 Centerville 35Edinburgh 48 Crothersville 47
Additional funding is being provided to the Batesville Area Resource Center. First Financial Bancorp Logo (PRNewsFoto/First Financial Bancorp)Versailles, IN—The First Financial Foundation has announced donations totaling $20,000 to organizations in Ripley County as part of its $1 million pledge to fund COVID-19 relief efforts for communities throughout its footprint that have been impacted economically by the Coronavirus. “First Financial is committed to helping those who are struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Archie Brown, President and CEO. “We are eager to support the outstanding community organizations and nonprofits in our area who are demonstrating tremendous resilience by delivering critical assistance during such a difficult time.”The Ripley County Community Foundation will use the donation for its COVID Relief Fund to deploy resources to nonprofits in its service area which address the immediate needs of those impacted by the pandemic. “This is wonderful news from First Financial and one more example of the amazing community we live in,” said Amy Streator, executive director of the Ripley County Community Foundation. In addition to funding from the Foundation, First Financial has also announced its Hardship Relief Program, in which it is helping consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients who are being affected by the Coronavirus. Consumers can request to defer payments on loans and credit cards. Business and commercial clients can also request to make interest-only payments or defer payments. More information about how to access these relief options is available online at www.bankatfirst.com.