The Motet Announce Four-Night New Year’s Eve Run

first_imgThe beloved Colorado funk act, The Motet, will be ringing in 2018 on the West Coast, with a string of newly announced dates to close out the end of December this year. For their upcoming four-night New Year’s Eve run, the six-piece ensemble will be posted up in Oregon. To kick off the run, on December 28th, the group will hit the Historic Ashland Armory in Ashland, Oregon. The following night, on December 29th, The Motet will move on to the Domino Room in Bend. To close out the run and 2017, the funk act will hit Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon, for a two-night run across December 30th and 31st.[Photo: Emily Butler]last_img read more

Landscape for Wildlife

first_imgBy Bob Westerfield University of GeorgiaIt seems a little strange writing a landscaping article about attracting wildlife. I’ve spent much of my career telling folks how to keep critters out of their landscape.As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist, I get lots of questions about how to stop deer from eating flowers and how to deter squirrels from digging up bulbs. Lately, however, I’ve seen a noticeable shift in landscape- and wildlife-related calls. People actually want to encourage wildlife into their landscape and enjoy bragging to neighbors and family about furry creatures visiting their landscape and feeders. As a wildlife enthusiast, I think this is a great trend.You can have an attractive landscape and still make it eco-friendly for wildlife. You just have to realize that some plants are like salad bars to deer. All animals look for three critical elements: food, water and shelter. Many landscape plants add beauty to your landscape while providing one or more of the basic elements. Water is critical. Incorporate a water element by adding a small pond and a few bird baths. Deer, raccoons, birds and opossums are just a few of the critters that may visit your landscape watering hole.Ponds don’t have to be large or fancy. Water tubs from farm supply stores or even metal wash tubs placed into holes dug in the ground make a miniature oasis for many animals. To help fight evaporation and keep the water cool, put bird baths in the shade. Food is the next major element to attract wildlife. Depending on what wildlife you like and what lives nearby, many different plants can draw them into your landscape. Birds love to feast on berry-producing plants. Consider shrubs that fruit, such as Japanese hollies, inkberry, phyracantha and wax myrtle. There are many others to choose from.Squirrels and deer appreciate nut-bearing trees such as oak, hickory and Chinese chestnut. It’s also good to include some fruit producers like crabapple, plum and persimmon trees or muscadine vines. If you have room, plant a small food plot of wheat, clover, rye or oats to attract deer or turkey. Planting these near escape cover encourages daylight feeding. A one-eighth to one-fourth acre food plot provides a good food source year ‘round. I set a digital trail camera close to my food plots to capture images of what visits when I’m not around. These cameras, available at sporting goods stores, are fun and easy to use. Humming birds are also fun to watch and are easy to attract. Humming birds love plants that flower for a long time. They prefer trumpet-shaped blooms. Vines such as trumpet creeper, honeysuckle, crepe myrtle, or Carolina jasmine bring them in. You can add hummingbird feeders visible from your window.Set up feeders for birds, squirrels and whatever else shows up. There are many great feeder designs out there to compliment any landscape design. I like natural looking wooden feeders.Cover or shelter is the final element that wildlife needs. They need a place to escape from enemies, find refuge from weather and feel secure while they rest. Different animals need different types of cover. Woodpeckers and flying squirrels like dead trees. Rabbits make nests in tall grass and weedy areas. Deer like to spend their afternoons in a secure shrubby area. Include trees, bushes, brush piles and rock piles to attract more wildlife. Place different sizes of bird houses around the landscape, too, to bring in feathered friends.Provide water, food and shelter, and your landscape can quickly become a wildlife sanctuary. (Bob Westerfield is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist.)last_img read more

World Record

first_imgBatesville High School and Notre Dame Graduate, Chris Giesting, and 3 other members of the New Jersey New York Track Club set an indoor 4 x 800m World Relay Record at the BU Last Chance Meet in late February.  They broke the old record by close to 2 seconds with a time of 7:11.30.  Giesting’s time was 1:47.  His teammates were Kyle Merber, Joe McAsey, and Jesse Garn.Giesting was surprised at this performance, because in the individual 800m he had a disappointing time of 1:52 just a week or so earlier.  Giesting stated to a reporter that he seems to run much better in relay situations.  This is the 3rd time that I know of that Chris has been a part of a relay team that set some type of meet or world record.  His first came as a member of Indiana’s 4 x 4 relay team at the Midwest Meet of Champions.  When he was a junior at Batesville, in a meet at East Central, Chris “wowwed” the crowd by making up a 50m deficit in a final leg of a 1600m relay race.  He not only made up the difference, but won “going away”.  That is when I knew he was something special!I want to thank Sherry & Elton Linville for sharing this information with me.  Congratulations, Chris!last_img read more

Gamenet aims for Italian top spot with €265 million acquisition of GoldBet

first_img Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Share Guglielmo Angelozzi – Gruppo GamenetItalian gambling group Gruppo Gamenet SPA has today signed a ‘binding agreement’ to acquire a 100% share capital in betting operator GoldBet offering a deal-value of €265 million (£240 million)Updating the market, Gamenet will move to acquire outright Goldbet’s 990 Italian betting points, and will further gain the firm’s related digital properties.At present, Goldbet is considered Italy’s biggest retail-point betting operator, with the company declaring a full-year 2017 EBITDA of €40 million, combined with corporate net earnings of circa €23 million.Gamenet governance stated that the acquisition would allow the company to ‘assume the leading position within Italy’s multi-concession gambling sector, targeting further corporate growth within the betting’.Confirming the proposed deal, Guglielmo Angelozzi, Chief Executive Officer of Gruppo Gamenet believes that the transaction will see his firm propelled as the leading enterprise in Italian gambling, servicing multiple verticals.Speaking to investors, Angelozzi detailed that the combined Gamenet and Goldbet portfolio would service approximately 1,700 betting points, creating Italy’s largest retail betting network.Paola Bausano CEO of GoldBet Group has approved the transaction to investors, stating that the deal would allow GoldBet to affirm its position as Italy’s leading retail bookmarker and help better navigate the changing dynamics of the nation’s gambling landscape.“This transaction represents a major opportunity for the two companies and will allow us to exploit the synergies and know-how of both companies. I am happy to be part of this project, ensuring continuity, but at the same time developing new projects for an ambitious joint growth”______________last_img read more