Tags: Gianni Hunt/Jarod Lucas/Oregon State Beavers/Pac-12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gianni Hunt had a career-high tying 17 points, Jarod Lucas scored 13 of his 16 in the second half, and Oregon State beat Utah 75-70.Warith Alatishe added 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and a career-best four steals for Oregon State. There were 19 lead changes and seven ties, and neither team led by more than six points, before Roman Silva and Ethan Thompson made back-to-back layup and Hunt hit his final 3 in a 58-second span to give OSU a the lead for good at 67-60 with 5:34 to play.Utah twice trimmed its deficit to two points but got no closer. Timmy Allen had 23 points, five rebounds and six assist for Utah. Written by Associated Press March 3, 2021 /Sports News – Local Hunt, Lucas help Oregon State beat Utah 75-70
Paul Thomas And you can learn exactly which plants will do that as you stroll with horticulturist Paul Thomas through the butterfly garden on the University of Georgia’s Griffin, Ga., campus. “A Walk Through the Butterfly Garden” will be a special feature of the UGA Research & Education Garden July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Thomas, an Extension Service floriculturist and associate professor of horticulture at UGA, has written more than 100 publications, including many on butterfly gardening. You can’t plant a butterfly. You can, however, grow plants that will attract and feed caterpillars and the butterflies they turn into. Preregistration by July 23 is required. To sign up, send a $5 check payable to the Research & Education Garden to Susan Varlamoff, Research & Education Garden, 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, GA 30223. The event is the second in the 1999 Garden Workshop Series hosted by the Research and Education Garden, a unique 65-acre facility on the Griffin campus of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. For directions, call (770) 229-3367.
Credit unions are sitting on a mountain of member data. That information can be a goldmine for understanding members, their needs, and what motivates them. Utilizing that data to drive a smarter approach to marketing is the key to building a personalized strategy to engage your members with relevant products and solutions.Personalized marketing can drive five to eight times the response of “product of the month” marketing. If any of that old marketing still exists at your credit unions, kill it! Product marketing doesn’t work anymore. Members need to feel connected and engaged like their institution cares about understanding them and their needs.Useful data can come from a variety of sources:Internally – CRM, website, mobile app, core processing systemExternally – Callahan’s, credit bureaus, third-party providers, public informationIt can be very challenging for credit unions to harness data from so many locations, but they can be brought together either through a data warehouse solution or more traditional data reports from your IT or Business Intelligence teams. Select two primary data categories that help you select the right members – don’t choose products as part of the data, consider looking at transaction patterns and stage of life. Who is at the top of these lists? Understanding and knowing who is the most valuable to your organization and who has the potential to be valuable is critical. Often the most active members aren’t your most profitable, and it’s easy to get distracted in marketing by trying to serve your largest segments or most active members. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Share on: WhatsApp Rabat, Morocco | AFP | The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will expand from 16 to 24 teams and be staged in June and July, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Thursday.The tournament has traditionally been held in January and February, with the timing of the tournament a source of frustration to European clubs forced to release players in the middle of the season.The CAF executive committee confirmed the changes to the format following a two-day symposium in Rabat, although the tournament will continue to be held every two years and exclusively on African soil.The decision to increase the number of teams mirrors a similar one taken by UEFA to expand the European Championship, with 24 nations taking part at Euro 2016 in France.The advantage would be more teams exposed to top-level competition and the disadvantage a dilution of the qualifying competition with virtually one in every two teams qualifying.The expansion of the African competition could also reduce the number of countries capable of staging the event, with 2019 hosts Cameroon already behind schedule and facing the prospect of having to pull out.Algeria and Morocco, who were disqualified from the 2015 edition after refusing to host it due to fears about the Ebola virus, would reportedly be interested in taking over.With at least six stadiums needed instead of four, another option would be to permit multiple countries to co-host the tournament.Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad scored a shock CAF presidential triumph over long-serving Cameroonian Issa Hayatou in March and vowed to thoroughly review African football.Hayatou consistently rejected suggestions of a move to June, saying the weather then was too hot in northern Africa, too wet in the west and centre and too cold in the south.But his view was as much about not bowing to pressure from Europe as climatic conditions because African national teams and clubs play regularly during June without adverse effects.The decision taken by several players to turn down call-ups for their national team has swayed Ahmad’s mind toward change.Liverpool defender Joel Matip was one of seven Cameroon players who refused to be considered for selection, saying their club careers were more important than national duty.Cameroon remarkably still went on to win the tournament as they beat Egypt 2-1 in the final, lifting the trophy for a fifth time.Qualifying for the 2019 edition is already underway, with 48 teams competing across 12 groups for a place at the finals.Decisions of Caf Executive Committee – 20 July 2017 by The Independent Magazine on Scribd
A Florida man is facing an aggravated assault charge, after authorities say he intentionally coughed on a cashier.The store worker told deputies that 49-year-old Christopher Canfora, of DeBary, had complained just before the incident that he felt that social distancing precautions for the coronavirus pandemic are “getting out of hand.”She added that Canfora then intentionally coughed on her and the cash register.Today, deputies charged a DeBary man with aggravated assault after he intentionally coughed in the face of a retail store employee, claiming social distancing is “getting out of hand.” Details at https://t.co/ICRFFuDKGs pic.twitter.com/tCtNrXIUcf— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) April 8, 2020 Deputies who arrested him said he denied the charges, and told them that he does not have COVID-19 symptoms.The arrest report states that Canfora also told deputies that he did not expect anyone to understand his sense of humor.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Be sure to check out the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse and Draft Pony Show Aug. 3-7, 2015. Draft horses and ponies from all across the country will visit Ohio to compete in classes throughout the week.In addition to the traditional halter and hitch classes, two new classes will be held. A new class will be held on Wednesday night of the show for pleasure driving horses. During the halter portion of the show, a supreme halter champion will be chosen from among the draft horses this year.Watching the draft horse and pony show is always a fun and exciting way to take a break from walking the fairgrounds and cool off. Make sure you visit the Coliseum to see these horse in action during the fair.
Cardale Jones May Fools 5Typically, people use April 1st as the date to troll their friends with some kind of unbelievable joke. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones apparently celebrates the holiday a month late. Friday, Jones took to Twitter to claim that he is transferring to Akron after a “rough decision” on his part.After a few minutes, he came clean, joking that he’d pulled a “May Fools” joke on everyone.It was a rough decision but I think it’s best for me, like to thank OSU for this amazing opportunity but my time here has came to an end— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#NewBeginning #FreshStart— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#ZipNation— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015MAY FOOLS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015Jones tried to sell the joke hard, even changing his Twitter bio and background page to reflect his new team.Jones is probably the frontrunner for the starting job at Ohio State, so this would have been a shocker. Instead, it was merely some Friday afternoon entertainment.
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to the former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, who passed away today.Minister’s statement follows:“Some people make such a telling impact on people, communities and countries — and Edward Seaga was one of them.He was the kindest, most caring, most brilliant man I’ve ever known and I loved him dearly. It has been my greatest pleasure to learn from him and to work with him.He taught me to dine with kings and walk with beggars and to give respect to receive respect.Today on his 89th birthday, Jamaica and the world lost a great leader; and I have lost my teacher, my mentor and my friend.I give credit to Mr Seaga for much that I have achieved in my professional life.He saw great potential in me and invested his time and effort into helping me to rise and to contribute to the country that we both love.Mr Seaga loved Jamaica and our people. He understood the value of our culture and way of life in a way that few other people do. He dedicated his life to advancing Jamaica in every way; and we have become a cultural powerhouse because of Mr Seaga’s vision and service.All of us — especially those of us from West Kingston — are heartbroken today — he was ‘closer than a brother.’ But in this moment, we are also proud to have benefitted from, be associated with, and counted as family by Edward Seaga.And to us, he was and will always be family.Thank you for your service, Mr Eddie. Thank you for loving us and working so hard for each of us every day. Walk good. I will always love you.”
MONTREAL – Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. hasn’t given up hope of selling cannabis as some Western Canadian provinces turn to the private sector for over-the-counter sales, the convenience store operator’s CEO said Tuesday.Brian Hannasch said the large convenience store chain, which operates as Circle K outside Quebec, has a proven track record of selling age-restricted products like cigarettes and beer.“We welcome the opportunity to work with one of the provinces here in Canada to demonstrate we can be a good partner in the space,” he said during a conference call about its second-quarter results.“And we are open to other formats that in the near term meet the concerns of these regulators.”While most provinces plan to sell marijuana in government-owned stores, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba are looking at partnering with the private sector.Hannasch told analysts that he anticipates more markets around the world opening to cannabis sales.His comments came in response to an analyst’s questions after he discussed Couche-Tard’s strong quarterly results.The Quebec-based retailer’s earnings surged 35 per cent to a record US$435.3 million in its latest quarter as the CST Brands acquisition more than offset the negative impact of hurricanes in the U.S. south.The company, which reports in U.S. dollars, said it earned 76 cents per diluted share in the second quarter of its fiscal year, up from 57 cents or $321.5 million a year earlier.He said the strong performance was realized despite challenges from hurricane Harvey in Texas and hurricane Irma in the southeast United States.“At one point we had over 1,300 of our stores closed during the storms, including every store at one time in our Florida market,” he said.No employees were injured but the company took a $4.8-million financial hit from the loss of sales, incremental expenses to replace inventories and cleaning up costs.Excluding one-time charges, Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) earned $458 million or 80 cents per share for the three months ended Oct. 15. That compared to $328 million or 58 cents per share in the prior year.Analysts expected Couche-Tard would report 71 cents per share in adjusted profits, according to analyst Derek Dley of Canaccord Genuity.“This was notably impressive as the company was unfavourably impacted by numerous store closures related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma during the quarter,” he wrote in a report.Revenues were $12.1 billion, up 44 per cent from $8.44 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.Hannasch said the company took a hit that likely equalled more than one per cent of sales because of distribution problems in Quebec following the acquisitions of Esso and Ultramar.“We underestimated the impact of adding both these networks to our Quebec distribution centre and we had significant supply disruptions.”Hannasch said the U.S. industry faces challenges as shoppers, particularly low-income consumers, reduce the number of automobile trips that spawn convenience store sales.“Despite an eight-year bull run in the stock market, real wage growth in much of our geographies have been fairly anaemic,” he said.In Canada, Couche-Tard faces minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta that is forcing it to become more efficient and reduce costs, in part, through the use of new technology, said chief financial officer Claude Tessier.Couche-Tard’s shares hit a 52-week high of C$66.53 in early Tuesday trading but closed up just 49 cents to C$64.75.