October Climate

first_imgThe state was split into precipitation “haves” and “have nots” last month as western Georgia received copious rainfall and the eastern half the state remained dry. The dry conditions for most of the state this month aided farmers in finishing their harvesting of peanuts, cotton and other crops. However, dryland peanuts and cotton are not grading well due to the drought the past few weeks. Cotton was also hurt by the heavy rains that fell on Oct. 14 and 15 as the bolls were opening. Dry conditions in eastern Georgia delayed planting of small grains and winter forage. Frost ended the growing season in a few areas of the state. Temperatures across the state were generally above normal, and many record highs were broken or tied. Above-average monthly temperatures were found in Atlanta, where the monthly average temperature was 66.2 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.9 degrees above normal; in Athens, 64.2 F, 1.2 degrees above normal; Columbus, 67.5 F, one degree above normal; Macon, 65.3 F, 0.4 degrees above normal; Savannah, 70 F, 2.1 degrees above normal; and Augusta, 65.3 F, 0.9 degrees above normal. Below-average monthly temperatures occurred in Brunswick, 70 F, or 0.5 degrees below normal; Alma, 67.9 F, 0.5 degrees below normal; Albany, 67.9 F, 0.2 degrees below normal; and Valdosta 68.2 F, 0.5 degrees below normal. Record high temperatures were recorded at eight stations across the state and high temperatures tied existing records at 11 sites. Most notable among them was the 90-degree record set in Savannah on Oct. 27, which broke the old record of 89 F set in 1940 and set a new record for the latest 90-degree day in the city’s long history, eclipsing the old record-setting date of Oct. 21, 1943. Climate records in Savannah date back to 1871. Meanwhile, Athens set a record low temperature with a 38-degree night on Oct. 5, beating the old record of 39 F set in 1974. Macon tied a record low temperature of 37 F on the same date. Athens also set a record low daytime temperature on Oct. 4, with the high reaching only 66 F, beating the old record of 71 F set in 1941. Macon also set a new record low daytime temperature of 69 F on the same date, undercutting the 1911 record of 73 F. The highest monthly total precipitation recorded by the National Weather Service was 4.26 inches in Columbus, 1.68 inches above normal, and the lowest was in Augusta—0.61 inches, 2.66 inches below normal. Atlanta received 3.54 inches of precipitation, 0.13 inches above normal; Athens received 3.41 inches, 0.14 inches below normal; Macon, 1.57 inches, 1.22 below normal; Albany, 3.56 inches, 0.97 inches above normal; Brunswick, 2.83 inches, 1.63 inches below normal; Alma, 1.72 inches, 1.31 inches below normal; and Valdosta, 1.36 inches, 1.84 inches below normal. Most of the rain that fell at the wetter stations was reported on a single day, Oct. 14. On that day, a developing low-pressure center in Oklahoma brought a stationary front to western Georgia, dumping copious rain on the area. Atlanta, Athens and Columbus all set new record high precipitation amounts for that date. Atlanta received 2.54 inches, beating the old record of 1.92 inches set in 1959. Athens received 2.78 inches; the old record was 1.30 inches, also in 1959. Columbus saw a whopping 3.91 inches; the old record of 1.49 inches was set in 2009. The highest single-day rainfall, recorded by a Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network volunteer, was 4.57 inches observed near Rabun Gap in Rabun County on Oct. 15. An observer in Meriwether County’s Greenville recorded the second highest amount of 3.97 inches. A Jackson County observer in Braselton reported 3.94 inches on Oct. 15. The highest monthly total rainfall was 10.19 inches, observed by an observer 3.5 miles northeast of Dillard in Rabun County and 9.11 inches by the Rabun Gap observer mentioned previously. Georgians saw severe weather on six days in October. Wind damage occurred on Oct. 3, 10, 13 and 14, with hail damage on Oct. 6 and 9. The most notable severe weather occurred on Oct. 13, when six small tornadoes were observed in Atlanta and central Georgia. Five of the six tornadoes were seen in the Atlanta metro area early in the morning. Of these, the greatest damage came in an EF-1 tornado in Alpharetta. You can read about the tornadoes at www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/?n=2004101_northga_tors. The outlook for November shows that conditions are expected to continue to be relatively quiet. The tropical storm season is nearly over and very little additional activity is expected this year. Predictions of temperature and precipitation show equal chances of above, near and below normal conditions. The three-month prediction for November through January shows no favored temperature patterns, but does show an increased chance of above normal rainfall, especially in south Georgia. This is linked to the expected development of a weak El Niño in the next couple of months, which should affect the Southeast through winter.last_img read more

IACP Announces Recipients of 2004 Award of Excellence

first_imgThe recipients of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Awards of Excellence were announced on Saturday, April 24 during the 26th annual conference of the IACP in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.The award for outstanding Vocational Cooking School was given to The New England Culinary Institute (NECI), located in Montpelier, Vermont, an IACP-member cooking school that provides a superior educational experience for students pursuing a career in the culinary industry. NECI offers an AOS in Culinary Arts, AOS in Food and Beverage Management, AOS in Baking and Pastry, BA in Food and Beverage Management and Certificate Programs in both Baking and Pastry and Basic Cooking.New England Culinary Institute has been training future chefs and food and beverage professionals since 1980. The award was given in recognition of the outstanding education the schools provides, including one of the smallest student to teacher ratios in the industry. In addition, students learn their skills in eleven food service operations, including bakeries, popular priced restaurants, fine dining restaurants cafeteria and catering. Students spend 75% of their time working with chefs to produce meals for paying customers.The NECI educational model is ‘standards based” which means students are not graded on their culinary skills or knowledge, but rather they have to meet or exceed a standard of competency in each and every skill. This ensures that they leave for their internship with a strong culinary competence and understanding.Alton Brown, ’97 graduate of NECI and creator of Good Eats on the Food Network, says, “ With an education from NECI, you have the benefits of both the ‘real world’ education and NECI’s strong reputation in the industry. You are prepared to follow your dreams.”Founded in 1978, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has approximately 4,000 members worldwide, representing a “who’s who” in the world of food and include cooking teachers and cooking school owners; caterers, chefs and restaurateurs; food writers and cookbook authors; editors and publishers of the world’s consumer and trade press; food stylists and photographers; vintners; television personalities; recipe developers and many others with a special interest in the culinary arts. This unique, diverse membership sets trends, shapes opinion and influences buying habits of millions of consumers.last_img read more

Collaboration power

first_imgIn 2017, during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, $3 billion asset Credit Human Federal Credit Union in San Antonio needed to provide members with pre-approved, short-term emergency funds. It found the answer in a credit union service organization (CUSO).The CUSO, QCash, offers a cloud-based payday loan alternative, says CEO Ben Morales. The credit union wasn’t looking to generate loans or fee income. It simply wanted to give members instant access to funds.“They wanted to automate and make their preapproved loan process more efficient,” he says. “Our engine does that well. So we made some adjustments to our system and built in some new capabilities, and we were able to help them.”The takeaway: Technology and collaboration make credit unions stronger, individually and collectively, Morales says. “If you’re part of a CUSO, the tide raises all boats.” continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Greenpoint stadium operator chosen

first_imgStade de France is the operator of the successful and profitable 80 000-seater Stade de France multi-purpose stadium in Paris, France, which hosted the 1998 Fifa World Cup and the Rugby World Cup in 2007, while Sail is one of the largest sport marketing companies in South Africa. The consortium, called Business Venture Investments 1317, will be expected to be involved in the management of the stadium from January 2009 onwards, and ensure the successful hosting of eight World Cup matches. Lease The in-principle agreement provides for a detailed contract to be signed between the parties, which will describe the roles and responsibilities of the city and the operator in terms of aspects such as maintenance, parking, informal trading, insurance for eventualities and sureties. The operator has offered sureties totalling R10-million, while the approval of the lease on the stadium resides with the municipal council, and will be considered on 3 December. “Cape Town residents and visitors are getting a world-class facility which will host prime sports matches and spectacular events as well as gaining an upgraded sport and recreation precinct,” he said in Cape Town this week. A consortium consisting of South Africa’s Sail Group and French-based Stade de France has been awarded the service contract to operate Cape Town’s Greenpoint Stadium and ensure that it remains a sustainable multi-purpose venue after the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The municipality will receive 30% of earnings before tax (inclusive of municipal rates) on a fixed percentage basis, which, if the stadium becomes successful, will raise the city’s returns significantly. 1 December 2008 The city municipality will pay the consortium to manage the stadium up to and during the World Cup, after which the consortium will lease the stadium from the city for a period of not less than 10 years and not more than 30 years. Post 2010 The consortium will operate the stadium as well as manage and maintain the defined areas of the surrounding urban park and sport precinct on the 85-hectare Greenpoint Common from stadium revenue. City of Cape Town service delivery integration executive director Mike Marsden said the world-class, purpose-built stadium would now get a dedicated team with an international and local track record of experience and success to maximise the value, revenue and sustainability of the stadium. Once the World Cup is over, the stadium capacity will be reduced to 55 000, enabling it to cater for all types of sports, including rugby, as well as music concerts and other major events. The stadium will feature corporate hospitality suites, medical, training, conferencing and banqueting facilities. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Texas Longhorns coming to Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On July 18 some of the best Texas Longhorns in the nation will be coming to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster.Prizes will be awarded that day. Grand and Res Grand will receive Sterling Silver hunting knives, with engraving on the blade, ribbons for Grand and Res and medallions.Youth will be receiving Chairs for Grand and Res Grand, and special showmanship awards for first place. Friday night at the exhibitor party, we will have special gifts for the youth. Please bring silent action items to put on the auction tables. Over night camping is available.For more information contact  Tim Mills at 419-606-6184 from Perrysville, Ohio or Andrew Morris at 740-502-1558 from Malhonding, Ohio.last_img

WWE SmackDown: Lana to face Naomi for Women’s Championship at Money in the Bank

first_imgSmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi will face the ‘Ravishing Russian’ Lana at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on June 18 in St. Louis, Missourie.Last night SmackDown  begun with Shane McMahon introducing the Money in the Bank briefcase for women’s division, for the first time in the history of the WWE.He was explaining how, like in the men’s counterpart, there is a contract inside the briefcase which guarantees the winner a SmackDown Women’s Championship title shot at any time and any place.With great RISK, comes great REWARD! @ShaneMcMahon has revealed the FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S #MITB briefcase!!! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/9YjKJGjTgO- WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2017At which point,  SmackDown Women’s Champion said she is fearless and will be up for the challenge, before being interrupted by Lana, who made her first appearance for the Blue brand since the shake-up.  The ‘Ravishing Russian’ demanded entry in the ladder match at Money in the Bank event, but was denied by Shane.Naomi questioned her credentials as a WWE wrestler, pointing out the fact that she hasn’t even fought in a singles match.UP NEXT: There will be HUGE #MITB implications as these six women compete in a huge tag team match on #SDLive! pic.twitter.com/r0bkXafsBf- WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2017Upon being informed that she needs to EARN a #SDLive #WomensChampionship opportunity, @LanaWWE is….not pleased. pic.twitter.com/l4il1lqBQm- WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 7, 2017Later in the night Naomi, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte competed in a six-woman tag team match, in which Lana again came, disrupting the game by taking out Naomi’s leg as she stood on the edge of the ring when the referee wasn’t paying attention.advertisementWAIT A MINUTE! What is @LanaWWE thinking?! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/ZTjvQFdsY1- WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 7, 2017Naomi asked Shane  for a match against Lana at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, later on that night.Lana also appeared on the post SmackDown talk show, ‘Talking Smack’, saying she will prove all her doubters wrong.”I am from a small village in Russia. Yes I said it is pathetic as there were ten thousand people living in my village where I was told that I would not be anything and I would never even leave my village.  I crossed the ocean and look at me now, ‘the most ravishing WWE superstar of all time’. For people to doubt me. People have told me many times in my life that I will never be anything, I will never be a star. I believe in myself and I will prove you (Shane McMahon) wrong,”  she said. [email protected] looks to prove the doubters WRONG when she challenges @NaomiWWE for the #SDLive #WomensTitle at #MITB! #TalkingSmack pic.twitter.com/prXsuBeP5l- WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2017last_img read more

Former FSU RB Devonta Freeman Calls Out Cameraman Wearing Florida Gators Shirt

first_imgFlorida State players wait behind a banner before running onto the field.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view during the College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Florida State Seminoles and the Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Florida State running back Devonta Freeman has done the Seminoles proud, rushing for 811 yards through 11 games for the Atlanta Falcons. But Freeman will likely find himself as a fan favorite in Tallahassee for another reason this week.In the team’s locker room this past Friday, Freeman called out a cameraman who was wearing Florida Gators gear. Freeman found a roll of black tape and covered up the logo. Check it out:So this happened today @devontafreeman @AHittel pic.twitter.com/jeXktGa4N8— Ashley Rose (@AshleyTVRose) December 4, 2015Well-played, for sure. We imagine the cameraman won’t be making the same mistake next time around.last_img read more