November Climate

first_imgNovember 2014 will go on record as one of the top five coldest Novembers for many areas across Georgia, although the final average has yet to be calculated. Last month’s cold snaps had little impact on the state’s cotton and peanut crops, most of which were harvested by the time the low temperatures hit Georgia. Dry weather in parts of the state did stress canola and winter forages. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 49 degrees Fahrenheit, five degrees below normal. Athens saw an average of 48.1 F, below normal by 5.7 degrees. Columbus experienced a 50.8 F average, below normal by 6.5 degrees. Macon recorded a 49.2 F average, 6.7 degrees below normal. Savannah recorded a 56.5 F average (2.8 degrees below normal); Brunswick, 56.4 F average (5.4 degrees below normal); Alma, 53.3 F average (6.6 degrees below normal); Augusta, 49.2 F average (six degrees below normal); Albany, 52.8 F average (5.9 degrees below normal); and Valdosta, 54.2 F average (5.7 degrees below normal). Columbus set a record low temperature of 21 F on Nov. 19, beating the old record of 25 F set in 1949, and Macon set a record low of 17 F also on Nov. 19, smashing the old record of 24 F set in 2008. Augusta reported a record low of 15 F on Nov. 19, much lower than the previous record of 22 F set on Nov. 21, 1951. This is the earliest that a temperature below 20 F was ever observed at that location. While November brought super-cool weather to parts of the state, it also brought unseasonably high temperatures, just days after record or near-record lows.Savannah set a record low of 26 F on Nov. 19, beating the 27 F record set in 2008. Just a few days later, on Nov. 24, the city tied its record high temperature of 83 F. Atlanta reported a record high of 76 F on Nov. 24, surpassing the old record of 75 F set in 1900. Precipitation varied across the state as well, from above normal in southeast Georgia to drier than normal in the west-central and far northwest regions of the state. The highest monthly total precipitation reported by a National Weather Service station was 4.95 inches in Alma, 2.47 inches above normal. The lowest total reported precipitation was in Columbus — 2.96 inches, 1.14 inches below normal. Atlanta received 3.85 inches of precipitation (0.25 inches below normal); Athens, 3.04 inches (0.98 inches below normal); Macon, 4.31 inches (0.99 inches above normal); Albany, 4.32 inches (1.13 inches above normal); Brunswick, 3.50 inches (1.47 inches above normal); Augusta, 3.19 inches (0.37 above normal); and Valdosta, 4.48 inches (1.92 above normal). Daily rainfall records were set at Macon, Savannah, Alma and Brunswick last month. Most of the heaviest rains fell on Nov. 23 or 25, as thunderstorms moved through the region. The highest single-day rainfall reported by a Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network volunteer — a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers that measure and map precipitation — was 4.44 inches near Bremen, in Haralson County, on Nov. 17. A Jackson County observer, in Braselton, reported 4.07 inches on Nov. 24. An observer just north of Valdosta, in Lowndes County, recorded the highest monthly total rainfall in the state — 8.9 inches — followed by a 7.41-inch total at a station just east of Thomasville, in Thomas County. Georgia experienced severe weather three days in November, with wind damage occurring Nov. 16, 17 and 23 and tornadoes touching down in Twiggs County on Nov. 17. Four tornadoes touched down between Columbus and Augusta during a separate storm system on Nov. 23, including one with a semi-continuous path of 118 miles.last_img read more

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Board makes appointments

first_imgThe Bar Board of Governors has nominated three lawyers for a vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission and made several appointments to other legal boards.At its December meeting in Amelia Island, the board nominated Sonja K. Dickens of Miramar, James G. Pressly, Jr., of Palm Beach, and Kara Berard Rockenbach of North Palm Beach to replace commission member Marjorie Garadian Graham, who recently resigned from the Fourth DCA JNC. Gov. Jeb Bush will make the final appointment.The board also nominated to the Florida Supreme Court three lawyers to replace Florida Board of Bar Examiners member Victoria Graham, who recently resigned. The board selected Kimberly Rogers of St. Petersburg, Alan Aronson of Westin, and Noel Lawrence of Jacksonville.On other appointments, the board named Denise Lowry Hutson of Gainesville, David R. Carter of Spring Hill, John R. Banister of Palm Beach Gardens, and Frederick W. Jones of Winter Park to the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee for two-year terms. The Bar’s Executive Committee was to make an additional appointment for a representative from the juristiction of the Third Distrcit Court of Appeal.Mark A. Perry of Delray Beach was reappointed by the board for a three-year term on the Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors.Thomas M. Findley of Tallahassee was named to a four-year term on the U.S. 11th Circuit Judicial Conference.Emery H. Rosenbluth, Jr., of Orlando was named to a two-year term on the Greater Orlando Area Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors. Board makes appointments January 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Board makes appointmentslast_img read more

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Why isn’t financial education taught in school?

first_img 113SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Details It is a national consensus that financial education is good not only for individuals, but also the economy as a whole. So why is it still not required for students to take a class on personal finance while receiving a formal education? Many of them are on their way to accruing tens of thousands of dollars in debt while seeking higher education, so they should know how it will impact them, right?With over 99% of adults surveyed by Harris Interactive agreeing that high schoolers should be taught personal finance in school, it seems like we are all in agreement. However, implementing these lessons into school systems has a few rather large road blocks.Firstly, you have to find a teacher who is confident enough to lead a class on personal finance. According to a University of Wisconsin study, only one in five teachers feels that they are qualified for this type of work. Perhaps if these lessons were taught back when the teachers were in school that number would be much different. But, without instructors the classes don’t get taught.Another road block comes from how our schools are setup. Education in our nation is run at the state level, so there cannot be a federal mandate to add a personal finance course into the required curriculum. That doesn’t mean that states haven’t taken it upon themselves to make sure these lessons get taught. As of this year, 17 states require high school students to take a course in personal finance. But only 5 of those states require a standalone semester course in personal finance.The next reason most states don’t offer these courses is that there are no good ways to test for these principles. When these concepts are not part of standardized tests that means that the schools have to come up with a way to measure understanding. Creating testing materials on personal finance is a hurdle, so these tests don’t get made. Unfortunately, there is a saying among educators that says, “If it’s not tested, it’s not taught.”So while some schools do offer personal finance classes to students, they are not a required course to graduate. They exist as perhaps the most important and beneficial elective not taken. Until these lessons are nationally implemented into the school systems, the responsibility of teaching the next generation about personal finance falls on those of us who know the benefits of knowing how to manage money.last_img read more

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Strong growth in labor demand in the southern Adriatic

first_imgOVI is an index of online job vacancies developed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb in cooperation with the MojPosao portal. After a very low annual growth rate in the first month of this year, OVI recorded a growth of 8,7 percent in February compared to the same month last year, indicating continued growth in demand for labor on an annual basis. The seasonally adjusted values ​​of the index are also positive and show that the number of ads in February was higher than in the previous month, by 4,7 percent. Labor market indicators usually track GDP trends over time, but the labor market does not yet seem to feel the effects of the slowdown in GDP growth, which stood at 2018 percent in the fourth quarter of 2,3, lower than in previous quarters. point out from the Institute of Economics Zagreb. In 40 percent of ads in February, secondary education was required, while the largest number of ads offered a fixed-term contract, as many as 44,8 percent. As far as the geographical distribution of jobs is concerned, the largest number of advertisements referred to central Croatia, while the southern Adriatic was in second place, which in February had the largest positive contribution to the overall growth in the number of advertisements on an annual basis. center_img The number of ads in the period from February 2018 to February 2019 in the southern Adriatic increased by as much as 20,6 percent, largely due to increased demand for hoteliers / caterers, waiters, service technicians, cleaners and carpenters. The largest increase in the number of advertisements on an annual basis was recorded in the occupations of hotelier / caterer, serviceman and warehouseman, while the largest decrease was observed in programmers, cooks and masons. last_img read more

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Cops to face disciplinary hearing for extorting Japanese tourist in Bali

first_imgHe added that the internal affairs division would present evidence pertaining to the incident during the hearing.Read also: National Police punish officers who extorted Japanese tourist in BaliVideo footage showing two police officers in Bali allegedly extorting a Japanese tourist over a minor traffic violation has gone viral recently on social media – eight months after it was uploaded to YouTube by user “style kenji” in December last year.The footage shows one of the officers, who was not wearing a traffic police uniform, pointing out to the man that his motorcycle headlight was off. He later proceeded to fine the man Rp 1 million for the violation.In Indonesia, motorcyclists must keep the headlight on while driving, even in daytime.After the video went viral, Ketut confirmed that the two implicated officers had admitted to committing extortion. National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said the force had taken “strict action”. (mfp) Police in Bali will hold a disciplinary hearing for two officers who allegedly extorted Rp 1 million (US$67.93) from a Japanese man over a minor traffic violation in 2019.Jembrana Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Ketut Gede Adi Wibawa said the Bali provincial police’s internal affairs division (Propam) had launched an investigation against the two officers.“We are waiting for a disciplinary hearing. We can’t just punish them, because we have to go through the procedures,” Ketut said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com. Topics :last_img read more

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Dutch military staff to switch from final to average salary accrual

first_imgPensions arrangements for Dutch military staff at civil service scheme ABP are to change from a final salary plan to an average salary scheme.The change – to be introduced retrospectively as of 1 January 2019 – follows a new collective labour agreement (CAO) for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) between the social partners and the cabinet, said ABP.It ends years of bickering about terminating one of the last final salary plans in the Netherlands, which, according to ABP, had become “too complicated to implement”.The final salary plan with its high ‘franchise’ – the part of the salary that is exempt from pensions accrual – had also turned out to be disadvantageous for the many MoD staff who leave the employer early. The new arrangement provided for a higher accrual rate and a lower franchise, while its accrual covered more bonuses, such as for exercise and duties in the air and at sea, according to ABP.It added that contribution levels for military personnel would be established separately.The trade unions said that the new pension plan would produce better results for most MoD staff with lower contributions.A spokeswoman for ABP said the new arrangements largely addressed the pension fund’s initial objections.Last August, the rank and file of the military unions rejected a CAO that included the pension plan. Subsequently, a dispute arose between unions, the employer and ABP, when the pension fund said it would implement an average salary plan but with a low accrual rate and the high franchise.ABP and unions said they had to formally decide whether or not to withdraw their appeal in court rulings they had started on the issue.René Schilperoort, vice chair of union AFMP, said that the most important change relative to the rejected arrangements was a clear compensation scheme for the employees who would be negatively affected by the transition to an average salary plan, particularly those who quickly climb the career ladder.last_img read more

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Reno tips for tourist hot spots

first_imgThe owners of this Fairshore Apartments Noosa will reap the benefits of their recently completed renovation (before). Not a single bid on Quade Cooper’s home Noosa market blitzes rest of state Carole Tretheway Design owner Carole Tretheway.“In locations where the outdoor lifestyle is important, creating a harmonious link between indoors and outdoors is very valuable, with external spaces such as decks and terraces being used as second living and dining areas.“Outdoor kitchens are also a popular and worthy addition, with families cooking as well as eating and entertaining outside. “Choosing appropriate finishes for external areas that are hardy and durable is extremely important in achieving longevity, especially in coastal conditions. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“Including a ‘mud room’ off the laundry and near the entry is a fantastic addition, being the perfect place to kick off sandy shoes, towel the dog down and store exercise gear after a walk on the beach without traipsing sand and clutter through the house.“Homes in popular holiday locations often end up hosting large family gatherings at Christmas or New Year so if some of the other bedrooms are able to have semi-self-contained facilities like a kitchenette or separate entry that can allow privacy for different family groups that can be a big asset.”Ms Tretheway said a multi-use room was a great option if there were no spare bedrooms. it could be a family or media room that has the facilities to be turned easily into a private space. The owners of this Sunshine Beach property added value to their home with a clever kitchen and deck project (before).“Kitchen and bathroom renovations are often the starting point and it’s important to note that choosing the best quality finishes and fixtures within your budget will add more value in the long term than the latest tile trend,” Ms Tretheway said. For those who live in those regions, Carole Tretheway Design owner Carole Tretheway said simple renovations, design changes and makeovers could make all the difference to their property values. Million-dollar pad flipped to the Rafters Ms Tretheway said engaging a professional designer did not have to be expensive and could often save money.“We’ve seen so many examples where owners have tried to update a property themselves and then call us for help to fix it,” she said.“It’s often much easier, quicker and cheaper to use an expert and then get the property back on the rental market sooner.”center_img The owners of this Sunshine Beach property added value to their home with a clever kitchen and deck project (after).As the Christmas break looms popular beachside destinations across Queensland are becoming heavily booked, from the Gold Coast to Noosa and as far north as Port Douglas. The owners of this Fairshore Apartments Noosa will reap the benefits of their recently completed renovation (after).Ms Tretheway said with thousands more owners nationwide looking to list their properties on sites such as Airbnb and Stayz, it made sense for owners to ensure their units and homes looked their brightest and best.“If you can make your property stand out from the crowd it creates greater demand and therefore can attract higher rental, better reviews and increased levels of return guests,” she said.“Clients who have decided to commit property upgrades and makeovers are reaping the rewards from their investment.“It’s also a good way to contribute to the general upkeep of the property.”“You can add considerable value to your property with anything from a major kitchen or bathroom renovation, to minor improvements such as updating lighting, furniture or decor items,” she said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< According to Expedia, many of Queensland’s holiday destinations were more than 90 per cent booked for Christmas by October. MORE: RELATED:last_img read more

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3 wounded in Igbaras hacking

first_imgJuanito’s brother Gregorio, meanwhile,was confined at the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao District aftersustaining the same injuries. ILOILO City – Three persons landed intwo different hospitals after a hacking incident in Barangay Lab-on, Igbaras,Iloilo. Residents Juanito Mampula and his nephewFranklin sustained hack wounds on the body. They are currently recuperating atthe Guimbal District Hospital.center_img According to police investigators, aheated argument ensued between Franklin and his uncles after he heard themtalking about him around 5 p.m. on March 7. This prompted Franklin to hack them,but they fought back too./PNlast_img read more

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Iloilo-Guimaras boat trips resume today; compliance officers to enforce health safety protocols

first_img The passenger capacity in ships and other passenger vessels shall be reduced to 50 percent. * Sports Development Office * Business Permits and Licensing Office Treñas suspended motorboat trips to Guimaras on May 19 because people were not observing safety protocols designed to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * Task Force on Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structures * land transport terminals – Mohon terminal (Arevalo), Hibao-an terminal (Mandurriao), Megworld terminal (Mandurriao), Ungka terminal (Jaro), Tagbak terminal (Jaro), Ceres terminal (Jaro), Ticud terminal (La Paz), Baldoza terminal (La Paz) To maintain cleanliness and sanitation, disinfecting facilities must be established (at all entrances of terminals) such as foot baths and hand-washing stations. These must have readily available alcohol, soap and water. Mandatory checking of body temperature will also be conducted on ship passengers boarding and disembarking. Treñas announced the resumption of trips after issuing yesterday EO No. 078, which also spelled out the general duties of the compliance officers. These were the following: * ensure that all persons, while in public, always wear facemask to prevent droplets from escaping and possibly infecting others * Task Force on Internet Online Service Gaming Center, Anti-Piracy and Pornography * Barangay Affairs Office * ensure that all persons present valid identification cards when purchasing liquor ILOILO City – Today, motorboats ferrying passengers and cargoes from this city to the island province of Guimaras and vice versa resume their trips. Upon entering the port premises, all individuals must fill-out health protocol forms. * Green Guards The EO also covers other seaports in the city, and land transport terminals. * seaports – Parola wharf, Fort San Pedro Wharf, Ortiz wharf, Iloilo City Commercial Port Complex (Loboc), Iloilo-Bacolod Terminal (Lapuz), roll on, roll off wharf (Lapuz) Who are the compliance officers? These are the personnel of the following city government bodies: To ensure that health safety protocols are followed such as the wearing of facemask and physical distancing, Mayor Jerry Treñas is deploying “compliance officers” at the Parola and Ortiz wharves. Yesterday afternoon, he issued Executive Order (EO) No. 078 for this. They would be stationed in the following points: Treñas drew up specific guidelines for seaports pursuant to Department of Transportation guidelines for areas under general community quarantine. To ensure that premises are regularly cleaned and sanitized, thorough disinfection of ships, passenger vessels, ports terminal, and facilities as well as various equipment will be conducted regularly. * issue citation tickets to violators * implement ordinances relative to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 * Boardinghouse Commission * Task Force on Morals and Values Formation Wearing of personal protective equipment (facemask or face shield, etc.) is mandatory. Social distancing shall be strictly observed. * ensure that passengers and drivers observe the “no mask, no ride policy” * show courtesy at all times, but seek the assistance of police officers if necessary to enforce laws and ordinances relative to COVID-19. * ensure strict observance to physical distancing between people (at least one meter apart) Information dissemination on hygiene and sanitary practices will be shown to passengers through different media platforms./PNlast_img read more

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