In spite of record-setting high temperatures at the end of the month, June was slightly cooler than normal in Georgia. Rainfall across the state varied greatly as Tropical Storm Debby dumped more than 10 inches on the southern half, but left north Georgia dry. In Athens the average temperature was 75.4 degrees Fahrenheit (2.1 degrees below normal), Columbus was 79.4 (0.4 below normal), Macon was 77.1 (1.8 below normal), Savannah was 77.4 (2.4 below normal), Brunswick was 78.3 (2.0 below normal), Alma was 77.8 (1.9 below normal) and Augusta was 74.7 (3.9 below normal). However, the monthly average temperature for Atlanta was 77.4 degrees (0.1 degrees above normal). June saw records set for both high and low temperatures in different parts of the state, with record low temperatures set in Macon, Augusta, Savannah and Brunswick on June 27. That night Macon reported a temperature of 57 degrees, breaking the June 27, 1946 record of 62 degrees. Savannah reported a low of 61 degrees on the 27 and 63 degrees on the 28, breaking daily low-temperature records of 63 degrees, set on June 27, 1979 and 64 degrees, set on June 28, 1968. Augusta reported 56 degrees, breaking the 1979 record of 61 degrees, and Brunswick reported 63 degrees, which broke the 1979 record of 65 degrees. Less than two days later, some of the same cities broke their all-time high temperature records. The late June heat wave was caused by a large high-pressure system spreading across the eastern U.S. Atlanta set new record highs of 106 degrees on June 30, breaking the old all-time record of 105 set in 1980 and smashing the old daily record of 98 degrees set in 1936. Athens reported a new all-time record of 109 degrees on June 29 and also broke daily high-temperature records for the dates on June 29 and 30. Columbus set a new all-time high temperature record of 106 degrees on June 30, which surpassed the record-setting 105-degree temperature the city saw on June 29. The old high-temperature record had been 104, which was set in 1978. Macon tied its all-time high-temperature record of 108 degrees, from 1980, on June 30. The cooler temperatures and more frequent showers in early June reduced drought levels across many parts of Georgia during the first three weeks of the month. However, the dry conditions coupled with the extremely hot temperatures at the end of month reversed that trend, and drought started to expand across northern and central Georgia again by the beginning of July. National Weather Service stations reported that the highest monthly precipitation total occurred in Brunswick, with 11.40 inches (6.56 inches above normal). The least amount was in Columbus, which saw only 2.18 inches of rain (1.54 below normal). Augusta received 2.48 inches (2.24 inches below normal), Atlanta 2.28 received (1.67 below normal), Alma received 4.56 (0.82 below normal), Athens received 2.95 (1.23 inches below normal), Macon received 3.04 (1.02 below normal) and Savannah received 3.19 (2.46 below normal). The highest single-day rainfall from Community Collaborative Rain, Snow and Hail Network stations was 6.64 inches on June 26 in southeast Georgia near Lake Park in Lowndes County from Tropical Storm Debby. The second highest daily total reported by the network was 6.34 inches on June 25 reported at Kingsland in Camden County from the same storm. The Kingsland observer also had the highest monthly total of 17.95 inches. The second and third highest monthly totals were 15.54 inches reported south of Nahunta in Brantley County and 14.62 inches by the Lake Park observer.Severe weather was reported for eight days in June. The reports were mainly due to wind damage, although hail was also reported in a few locations.Flash flooding occurred in Thomasville on June 6, when five to six inches of rain fell near town in just an hour and a half. The rain caused power outages, water damage to some local businesses and slightly injured a 12-year-old boy who was sucked into an underwater, manhole but was rescued by police and fire officials. Tropical Storm Debby passed south of Georgia through the peninsula of Florida late in the month. Unfortunately for drought-stricken areas of Georgia, the rainfall from Debby was confined to areas along the Georgia and Florida border and in the southeastern corner of the state. Crop conditions in Georgia improved during June due to the more moderate temperatures and timely showers early in the month. A few farmers were even hindered from field work by wet conditions in their fields. However, the hot and dry conditions at the end of the month reduced soil moisture across most of the state and increased stress on many crops in areas that were not reached the rain associated with Tropical Storm Debby.
Burlington’s ISIS sold to St Louis firm | Vermont Business MagazineJan 11, 2010 … Isis. Kellwood Company, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premier fashion brands, today announced that it has acquired ISIS, … by Timothy McQuiston ISIS, the Burlington women’s clothier that specializes in apparel for what it calls the ‘outdoor goddess,’ announced yesterday it will move its entire operation to Boulder, CO, the home of its parent company American Recreational Products. ISIS is a national, medium-end designer and marketer of women’s apparel from underwear to outerwear. It employs 14 in Burlington, where it was founded in 1998.Its public relations representative, Scott Kaier of Pale Morning Media in Waitsfield, said that ‘the door is open’ for existing employees to apply for positions in Boulder. He added that in any case CEO Carolyn Cooke will remain with the company through the transition phase and then depart. He said the transition will not be completed until around October of this year, so as not to disrupt the winter apparel season, which is ISIS’ most important.Cooke founded the company with Poppy Gall and named it after the Egyptian goddess of life and magic. Cooke bought out Gall in 2009, but, citing capital needs, Cooke went to an outside investor. According to Cooke in a Vermont Business Magazine article last spring, that situation was not sustainable and the entire company was then sold to Sun Capital Partners Inc in January 2010 for an undisclosed amount, but which essentially covered the debt. Sun rolled ISSI into its Kellwood apparel business out of St Louis, which in turn folded it into American Recreational Products in Boulder. Cooke remained as an employee president and the operations continued in Burlington as essentially an independent entity.A press release issued Thursday afternoon said American Rec anticipates that the ISIS brand will continue to grow and flourish ‘taking full advantage of resources already in place in Boulder, including American Rec’s product development, marketing department, and management team.’‘Here at American Rec, we’re very impressed with ISIS and the work founder Carolyn Cooke and her team have done to envision and create a fantastic line of women’s apparel,’ said Dale Philippi, CEO of American Rec. ‘To ensure the continued success and growth of the brand, we’ve decided to move ISIS to Boulder where we have assembled a dedicated team and created a base of operations worthy of the finest outdoor brands anywhere.Under the newly developed apparel group of American Rec, made up of Royal Robbins, Sierra Designs Apparel, ISIS, and led by Bob Orlando, we hope to create apparel synergies and functional excellence while maintaining specific brand identities. Along with Kellwood and American Rec, Sun Capital owns many high-profile brands in its diversified portfolio, from Friendly’s restaurants to American Standard bath and kitchen fittings to Boston Market restaurants to Hickory Farms and The Limited, another women’s clothier.About American RecAmerican Rec is a collection of eight of the best-known and best-loved brands in the outdoor industry, offering a wide variety of gear to compliment any outdoor pursuit. American Rec’s brand family includes Kelty, Kelty KIDS, Sierra Designs, Royal Robbins, Slumberjack, Wenzel, Ultimate Direction and ISIS. By headquartering these brands in Boulder, American Rec is able to pool both physical and intellectual assets, ensuring the continued growth and success of each individual brand in a highly competitive outdoor marketplace. By drawing upon decades of experience and a love of the outdoors, American Rec develops, tests, and produces some of the finest camping, backpacking, outdoor equipment, and apparel available. Photo of Carolyn Cooke by Faye MurphyRELATED VBM ARTICLES Women as outdoor goddesses: Carolyn Cooke and Isis | Vermont …Apr 16, 2010 … Isis – named after the ancient Egyptian goddess of motherhood, fertility and magic – blends feminine design with cutting-edge technology. … read more
The Vermont House of Representatives took action this afternoon to pass a bill to help individuals and towns devastated by the spring flooding and Tropical Storm Irene. The bill authorizes the Commissioner of Taxes to reimburse municipalities for property tax abatements granted in the wake of those natural disasters. The bill passed unanimously and is now on its way to the Senate. Speaker Shap Smith and Representatives Oliver Olsen and Ann Manwaring released the following statements on the passage of H461:‘In the storms of the past year, significant damage was done to private properties across the state,’ said Speaker Shap Smith. ‘I am glad we were able to expedite this bill to provide help to those hit hard by natural disaster.’‘This bill provides important tax relief for communities and individuals who were already struggling with the burden of storm related expenditures,’ added Representative Olsen. ‘For me, this early action on the part of the House is personal. It comes as people who had suffered so much needed to see clear evidence of how the state would help them recover from Tropical Storm Irene,’ said Representative Manwaring. ‘It makes me very proud to be a Vermonter and a member of this Legislature.’ read more
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Henry MeierVerizon recently came out with its annual analysis of Data Breach Incidents Reports and it is a much read for at least one employee at every credit union. (http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/2015/?&keyword=p6922139308&gclid=CJXf_83Z-sQCFQqOaQodiIwAyw).How effectively you deal with data breaches is an increasingly important factor in determining your credit union’s bottom-line. Verizon’s report is the best I have seen when it comes to providing an objective analysis of data breach trends. Here are my takeaways from the report:Is greater information sharing the answer? One of the best ways to mitigate the negative consequences of data breaches is to get the word out about compromises as quickly as possible. We need more sharing of information. But rather than facilitating sharing within a given industry, the report concludes that greater emphasis has to be placed on sharing between industries that share common characteristics. In fact, it concludes that “our standard practice of organizing information-sharing groups and activities according to broad industries is less than optimal. It might even be counterproductive.” Greater inter-industry coordination is the type of mission that only government can facilitate and it’s fraught with a host of privacy issues. We are talking about sharing information about members over an array of businesses and industries inconceivable when Gramm–Leach–Bliley was passed. continue reading » read more
The home at 171 Ashmole Rd, Newport.A family home on a big block with side access has sold within 72 hours in Newport. Marketing agent Cameron Reid, of Crown Properties Redcliffe, said the four-bedroom home with pool at 171 Ashmole Rd sold for $755,000. “We put it on the market on the Thursday, had the first open home on the Saturday and had a contract within 72 hours for a little more than the asking price,” he said. Mr Reid said the big drawcard was the block size and side access. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“Side access is gold at the moment but very few homes have it,” he said. The home at 171 Ashmole Rd, Newport. “So even though this home wasn’t new and modern, it was neat and tidy and it had the side access and shed.” Mr Reid said the home sold to a young local family looking to upsize. “They’d been looking for a little while and decided to make a decision there and then at the open house to avoid missing out,” he said. The local agent said buyers appreciated the older homes on offer in Newport as they were well built, with plenty of space and on bigger blocks. “They’re happier to take on a bigger, older home and add some touches like a new kitchen or bathroom,” Mr Reid said. read more
Not only cringeworthy but also factually wrong in his claims. Has he taken the Labour man-ban too far?
Sharing is caring! Tweet Celia Sorhaindo member of Nature Island Literary Festival at this morning’s Book Exchange.Polly Pattullo a committee member of the Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair says the Book Exchange which was the idea of Celia Sorhaindo, was organized with a view to promoting the Literary Festival.The Committee held its second Book Exchange at the Roseau Market this morning as part of promotion for the annual Nature Island Literary Festival which is scheduled to commence on Friday 5th August.“We wanted to take it out of the Literary Festival itself and promote it to people who might not normally come to the festival and might not hear about it. We went to Portsmouth Market two weeks ago, and the Portsmouth Market was our first experience of trying to put things into place. We also had two young women poets there, who did wonderfully and drew crowds despite the fact that they did not have a microphone,” she said.Ms. Pattullo told Dominica Vibes News that persons have been showing interest in the Book Exchange as well as the Literary Festival.Cocoa Tea performing his poetry piece at the Book Exchange this morning.“Today one week before the Literary Festival Book Fair itself, we are here at the Roseau Market. And now in Roseau Market it is a little bigger, we’ve got a few more books, and a few more people are coming and getting to know about it. The idea is that we are telling people to come to the Literary Festival. We’ve got Gregory Rabess on pans; we’ve got poets here to Delroy Williams and Cocoa Tea.”There were books on sale in the price range of $1.00 to $5.00, which several persons took advantage of and other donated books to the festival.The Book Exchange was very well attended and enjoyed live steel pan music and poetry.There will be six different workshops forming part of the Literary Festival on topics such as self publishing, writing for children and supporting your child’s literacy to name a few. These workshops will commence on Tuesday evening at the UWI Open Campus on Elmshall Road and is open to everyone absolutely free of charge.”Yellow” browsing through a book at the Book Exchange this morning.Visit the Nature Island Literary Festival’s website www.dominicalitfest.com for the schedule of workshops and programmes.Dominica Vibes News 62 Views no discussions Share Share Share LocalNews Book Exchange organized to promote the Nature Island Literary Festival by: – July 30, 2011 read more
Researchers work in a laboratory at the Philippine Genome Center on March 12, 2020. Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Sunday called for expanded mass testing for coronavirus disease ahead of the anticipated lifting of enhanced community quarantine. ABS-CBN NEWS “The premature lifting of the strict quarantine regulation could lead to a worse second COVID-19 wave,” Sotto said. MANILA – With areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) likely shifting to general community quarantine (GCQ), Senate President Vicente Sotto III underscored the need to expand mass testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Let us remember that even among the quarantined population, the threat that the virus had already invaded their communities and even homes without them being aware of it is also high,” Sotto said in a statement. He added that the outcome of COVID-19 mass testing will also warn government leaders against prematurely lifting the ECQ in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas. “Kung sila na nasa bahay lang at sumunod sa lahat ng health protocols ay nag-positive sa virus, siguradong mas malala ang pwedeng mangyari kung ma-lift na ang enhanced community quarantine at ang lahat ay papayagan ng lumabas ng kanilang mga bahay,” said Sotto. Just like in the Senate, according to Sotto, where 20 employees were tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid testing conducted on staffers, who complied with the government’s order to stay home, did not get exposed to anyone with COVID-19, and did not show nor feel any symptoms of the highly contagious disease. Sotto said that the mass testing conducted by the Department of Health (DOH) in all provinces in the country should also be done to more people for a clearer picture of the extent of COVID-19’s transmission. Metro Manila and other high-risk areas remain under enhanced community quarantine until May 15. All other provinces are under the more relaxed general community quarantine until mid-May./PN read more
Batesville, In. — A new study done by WalletHub took data from the U.S. Census Bureau to determine what cities are growing faster than others. The study focused on 15 key metrics to develop the rankings. Here is a link to the complete report.
Alice M. Gesell, of Brookville, was born on May 25, 1934 in Franklin County, a daughter to Joseph and Margaret Tulley Ratz. She married Rudolph Gesell on July 26, 1969 and he survives. Alice worked at Sperry Rubber for over 30 years and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning and mowing grass. Alice was known to spoil her nieces and nephews and loved Rudy’s homemade wine and fried chicken. On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the age of 86, she passed away at the Waters of Batesville.Alice will be dearly missed by her husband, Rudy; siblings, Patricia Moody of Batesville, Bonnie (John) Hornbach of Harrison, OH, and Tom (Ruth Ann) Ratz of Brookville; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Phil) Utterback of Brownsburg; brother-in-law, Wilber (Mitz) Gesell of Manchester, TN; special great-niece Amanda Ratz Kaiser, and special great-nephew, Tommy Ratz, as well as several additional nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Irene Bruns, Joe Ratz, Bill Ratz, Dolores Bossert, Eugene Ratz, Dave Ratz, and an infant sister, Doris Ratz; brothers-in-law, Stan Christensen and Pete Bossert, and sister-in-law, Doris Christensen.Pastor Ladona Webb will officiate a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery on Saturday, August 22, 2020.To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Alice Gesell. read more