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Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! If I had a spare £500 that I wanted to invest in UK stocks right now. Here’s what I would do.Investment objectivesMy first move would be to be really clear on what I wanted to do with the money.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For example, I might hope to generate passive income from the investment. Alternatively, I might be seeking capital growth via a company I expect to race ahead in years to come.Alternatively, I might simply want to tuck the money away in some well-known UK stocks and not think about it until I retire.Risk management£500 is not a large amount of money when it comes to investment. Dealing charges and commissions can eat up a proportionately larger amount when investing that sort of money compared to, say, £20,000.However, I would still want to manage my risk by diversifying. With £500 I could buy at least two different shares. That’s less diversification than I would like for my whole portfolio. But I regard it as better risk management than putting the whole £500 into one name.Passive income picks in UK stocksIf my objective was passive income, I would look for companies with strong cash flows that I expected to pay large dividends. Dividends are never guaranteed, so I would also try to pick firms whose shares I find attractive even if, for example, they stopped dividends.One such company is Unilever. The yield is 3.5%. So a £250 investment would have a prospective payout of around £8.75 a year. With its strong brands, global reach and pricing power, I think Unilever demonstrates the characteristics favoured by investor Warren Buffett.I would put my other £250 into British American Tobacco. Yielding 7.5%, I would hope for an annual payout of around £18.75 a year. This company also has strong brands and large free cash flow. But risks include the decline in cigarette usage in many markets and increased regulation, which would hurt sales.Growth sharesIf I decided to put £500 into growth names among UK stocks, I would take advantage of the recent price dip in S4 Capital. I would put half my pot into the digital ad agency’s shares. The company recently upgraded its already aggressive growth forecasts.I would put the other half of my funds into software group Kainos. With a price-to-earnings ratio of 83, this UK share doesn’t look cheap to me. However, I think the Kainos installed client base and strong reputation could help it grow further.There are risks though. 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CopyHouses•Niagara Falls, Canada Architects: Zerafa Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/38998/riverhouse-niagara-zerafa-studio Clipboard Photographs: Tom Arban Text description provided by the architects. The principal feature of the 1.85 acre site fronting the Niagara River just upstream from the Horseshoe Falls is the long unobstructed river views across the full 164 ft width of the property. The 4700 sq.ft of interior living space and 1200 sq.ft of covered terrace were crafted to embrace this feature and find a balance between the relative transparency encouraged by the views and the privacy concerns of the owners. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™The house is comprised of three distinct horizontal volumes. The building’s north south massing is defined by 2 overlaid rectangular shells within which the glass, cedar and granite clad volumes for the interior living spaces are placed and a series of voids create covered exterior terraces. The shells are clad in silver metal panel and are mostly opaque to provide privacy from adjacent properties to the north and south. The open east and west ends of the shells reveal the River and garden views. All exposed interior surfaces of the shells are lined with t&g cedar siding to provide a warm interior transitional environment. The ground floor shell floats 3 ft above the ground elevation to accommodate the long horizontal views to the River across the primarily flat site and give the building a delicate footprint in the landscape. The upper level shell is offset from the one below to create an exposed roof terrace to the north and a dramatic 17 ft cantilever to the south. The large cantilevered volume creates a covered entry to the garage area. The third volume clad in charcoal quartzite is a single story shell that slips under to support the cantilever and extends west into the rear garden. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanThe ground floor is comprised of two primary program groups separated by an east west glazed circulation space that bisects the house and extends the river views through to the rear garden. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanThe service and ancillary spaces, garage, storage, guest suite and access to the basement level area contained within a single-story bar that runs east to west to minimize the obstruction of views. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanThe primary living spaces are distributed in a linear bar across the width of the site to maximize exposure to river views. The home office, kitchen/dining room and double height living room extend the full width of the north south bar to mediate the front and rear gardens and establish a strong visual connection to the outdoors. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanThe more private spaces including an expansive master suite, two additional bedrooms with ensuite bath and laundry facilities are distributed in a parallel bar on the second floor accessible by a dramatic sculptural stair. The master suite extends the length of the River view façade bridging across the circulation space below and extending out to a large covered terrace. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanThe kitchen by Bulthaup Toronto features a combination of grey aluminum and kaolin laminate faced cabinetry with the integrated “multi-function” glass wall system.
The kitchen counters are engineered quartz and st. stl with integrated sinks and wet areas along with an 8′ long island unit with a walnut veneer slab breakfast bar. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanThe custom designed “museum” stair was engineered and fabricated locally of steel-reinforced maple and has a furniture-grade walnut finish and structural glass railing.Save this picture!© Tom ArbanProject gallerySee allShow less2012 Yeosu Pavilion proposal by PTAArticlesBaton Rouge Library / Trahan ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY” Canada Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/38998/riverhouse-niagara-zerafa-studio Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeZerafa StudioOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesNiagara FallsCanadaPublished on October 29, 2009Cite: “Riverhouse Niagara / Zerafa Studio” 29 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Home Indiana Agriculture News Beef Exports “Tremendous” in First Half of 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 7, 2018 SHARE Strong June results capped a tremendous first half of 2018 for U.S. beef exports. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. June pork exports were lower than a year ago for the second straight month, but first-half volume and value remained ahead of last year’s pace. Beef muscle cut exports set a new volume record in June, coming in at 90,745 metric tons, 15 percent higher than in 2017. By adding in variety meat, total beef export volume was more than 115,000 metric tons. That’s six percent higher than 2017 and valued at $718 million dollars.International customers bought a larger share of beef production, even at higher prices, which indicates strong demand. After setting a new record in April, pork export volume has trended lower the past two months, mainly due to a drop in exports to the China/Hong Kong region. June pork exports totaled 191,303 metric tons, 4.5 percent lower than last year. The USMEF says pork exports face a challenging environment in China and Hong Kong. It’s not just because of retaliatory tariffs, but also because China is increasing domestic production.Source: NAFB News Service Beef Exports “Tremendous” in First Half of 2018 Previous articleDeadline to Sign up for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program ApproachingNext articleProducer Sentiment Plummets in July According to Purdue/CME Ag Barometer Hoosier Ag Today
News Help by sharing this information Silent demonstration in Valletta, 16 November 2017/ DR News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further Receive email alerts MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureViolenceDisappearances Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia November 16, 2017 – Updated on November 17, 2017 Malta: RSF reiterates call, one month after Maltese journalist’s murder Tributes to Caruana Galizia and condemnation of her murder continue to be expressed nationally and internationally, especially by European bodies, but the Maltese investigation has yet to yield any concrete results. “A month later, our determination to know the truth is unchanged and we call for an independent international investigation that identifies both the perpetrators and instigators of this shocking murder in a European Union country,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “Daphne Caruana Galizia’s investigative reporting will not end with her death because other journalists will follow her lead and will continue to shed light on Maltese government corruption.” Yellow banners bearing Caruana Galizia’s last words, “The situation is desperate,” were hung last night in the streets of the capital, Valletta, to tell the world that Malta’s journalists and civil society are not forgetting. A local NGO has called for silent vigil tonight in Valletta in her memory.Yesterday’s European Parliament resolution condemning her murder urged the Maltese authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and to guarantee the safety of journalists and whistleblowers. Malta is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en A month after Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder on 16 October and in the wake of yesterday’s European Parliament resolution voicing concern about the rule of law in Malta, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for an independent international investigation into her death. Follow the news on Malta News News February 24, 2021 Find out more MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureViolenceDisappearances December 2, 2020 Find out more
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ABC News(PORTLAND, Oregon) — The DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon, fired two workers who were involved in calling police on a black man who was a guest in the hotel.Jermaine Massey was talking to his mother on his cell phone in the hotel’s lobby on Dec. 22 when he was approached by a security guard, Earl Meyers, according to the police report. Massey recorded the interaction on a video he posted to Instagram, which later went viral.The hotel on Saturday said it was firing Meyers and another employee, saying their actions were “inconsistent with our standards.”“In that moment when Earl approached me, I was blindsided,” Massey told ABC News. “I was handling a personal family call and I was a little shocked that he approached me when I was on a call. I wasn’t disturbing anyone, but I confirmed his question and then he continually harassed me about it. … I feel like I was being interrogated. And I just didn’t feel like I was being respected.”Massey said he felt like his race was the determining factor in what he said was a “humiliating” incident.“The reason I feel like I was singled out is because of my race,” Massey said. “And the other folks in the video, as you can see, were white. I’m black, African-American, and that’s the only justification I have. I have no other way to explain why I was selected out of all the people in the hotel to be questioned that night.”The hotel did not specifically mention race in its announcement of the two employees’ firings.“We have terminated the employment of the two men involved in the mistreatment of Mr. Massey. Their actions were inconsistent with our standards & values. We reiterate our sincere apology for what he endured & will work with diversity experts to ensure this never happens again,” the hotel tweeted Saturday.Massey’s encounter is the latest example of white citizens calling police on black people doing ordinary things like shopping or being in a dorm at their college.These incidents, often documented by smartphone videos, have given examples of racial profiling a broad audience.Massey’s lawyer, Greg Kafoury, told ABC News that Massey had checked into the hotel, gone out to dinner across the street and gone to a Travis Scott concert that evening. His mother called him after 11 p.m. because of a family problem, Kafoury said.Not wanting to take the call in the elevator, Massey talked to his mother in “a quiet corner of the lobby,” the attorney said.That’s when Meyers confronted Massey, asked if he was a guest at the hotel, and eventually called police, according to Kafoury and the police report.“He’s calling the cops on me because I’m taking a phone call at the DoubleTree hotel,” Massey said in the video. “I had a family emergency and I was taking a phone call and this guy’s harassing me.”“Portland police will be here in a minute,” the guard is heard saying. “To escort you off the property.”“And I’m staying here,” Massey said.“Not anymore,” the guard responded.The manager then called the police, Kafoury said. After police arrived, Massey was escorted to his hotel room, where he showed the police his identification.Meyers told police that there was a lot of foot traffic in the hotel stemming from the concert and that he saw a man sitting in the lobby on the phone, according to the police report.“He said he approached the man and asked him if he was a guest of the hotel and if so what his room number was,” according to the responding officer’s account in the police report.“Mr. Massey became loud and started yelling that the hotel was racist and that he was being victimized,” according to the police report. “I explained to him that since the persons in charge of the property had said he would need to leave that he needed to leave.”Massey was escorted out by police, and chose to drive his own car to another hotel, Kafoury said.Meyers did not immediately respond to calls by ABC News seeking comment.Kafoury told ABC News that his client intends to sue the franchise owner of the DoubleTree Portland and the Hilton Hotel chain. He does not intend to file a lawsuit against the Portland police, the attorney added.“We have no beef with the police,” Kafoury said.“Hilton is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture, quality accommodations and welcoming environments for all guests and Team Members visiting our more than 5,500 properties,” a company statement said. “Hilton has zero tolerance for racism. We have been working with the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, an independently owned and operated property, as they have reviewed and responded to an on-property incident,” the statement continued. “Hilton also holds our franchise partners to related standards. We have made diversity and unconscious bias training mandatory for General Managers and encouraged for other hotel managers across all Hilton-branded properties.”Massey hopes it’s a learning experience: “Part of the reason why I’m speaking out about this is because I don’t want this to happen to anyone else in the future. I think this is also an opportunity for other hotels and public establishments to review their approaches to situations like this and how they want to handle them. I think it’s important for them to know that these situations hurt people, they make them feel excluded from the rest of society, and that’s not how it should happen.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Dusty Knuckle Bakery, Lovingly Artisan and Paul Rhodes Bakery are among the UK talent joining the bakery line-up at this year’s PX+ Festival.Now in its second year, the festival – which takes place at Duchess Farm near Harlow, Essex on 17-19 August 2019 – is a celebration of the hospitality industry. There will be discussions, workshops and experiences across a range of specialities, including bakery, butchery and mixology.The size of the on-site bakery, one of the focal points of the festival, has been increased and comes complete with on-site grain store and stone mill. It’s joined by a new pastry kitchen.“This year the bakery is growing, bigger and better for year two. We had an amazing response from the baking community last year, both big and small bakeries, and are very lucky to have an incredible line-up of farmers, millers and bakers coming together for the PX+ Bakery for 2019,” said Isabel Kelly, co-director, PX+ Festival.“We will, of course, be milling fresh on-site throughout the festival, and the ethos of the bakery is really rooted in growing our understanding of our grains, where they are coming from, how they are grown, processed, and the flavour potential that we can work with.”Baking Industry Awards Baker of the Year 2019 winner Paul Rhodes and finalist Aidan Monks are among those joining the line-up. Others confirmed so far are:Louise Bannon, baker and chef, formerly of NomaKimberley Bell, Small Food BakerySarah Lemanski, Noisette BakehouseDaisy Terry, Dusty Knuckle BakeryKate Hamblin, Hamblin BreadWing Mon, Ten Belles Bakery, ParisPhil Clayton, Haxby BakehousePaul Rhodes, Paul Rhodes BakeryGregoire Diquelou, Paul Rhodes BakeryAidan Monks, Lovingly Artisan“I’m really looking forward to joining PX+ again in August. Last year was quite special with a mix of really interesting people with great knowledge in different areas. There were some from bigger businesses like mine, some smaller bakeries, as well as millers and farmers – the nice part was how much we all shared common goals, both short-term and long-term, and could talk and work and inspire each other with what we are doing and how we are getting there,” added Rhodes.While the programme for the 2019 event has yet to be announced, topics explored in 2018 included the use of heritage wheat, and baking with freshly milled flour. Here’s British Baker’s take on the 2018 PX+ Festival.
Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band played their first of three nights at the Orpheum Theater in Boston for their final run of 2017 with the North Mississippi Allstars as the opening support. The husband-and-wife led their 12 piece ensemble through a wicked mix of originals and covers for their headlining set, welcoming special guest guitarist Luther Dickinson toward the end of the set. After Tedeschi Trucks Band wowed their audience with an “Angel From Montgomery” into “Sugaree” jam, the North Mississippi Allstars guitarist/vocalist joined the fun for three choice numbers. Starting with “Leaving Trunk” by Sleepy John Estes, the blues continued with a cover of Rahsaan Roland Kirk‘s “Volunteered Slavery”.With Dickinson’s roots planted deep in southern blues, as the son of the late great Jim Dickinson, the pair of guitarists proved once again the connection between their family heritages. Dickinson stuck around for an 11+ minute version of “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” by the Allman Brothers Band, a group that distinctly connects Dickinson and Trucks beyond musicality. With Dickinson a former partner of the late Butch Trucks on his Allman Brothers-inspired camp Roots Rock Revival in upstate New York, and Derek’s bloodline to the band, the song choice felt especially meaningful for the evening.Check out fan-shot footage of the Allman Brothers collaboration below, as well as other highlights from the evening, courtesy of Jamey Klein:Rollin and TumblinDo I Look WorriedMade Up My MindBall and ChainAngel From Montgomery > SugareePart Of Me, Laugh About ItTedeschi Trucks Band will pick back up again tonight and tomorrow as their final shows of 2017.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Orpheum Theatre | Boston, MA | 11/30/17Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Hambone Willie Newbern), Do I Look Worried, Made Up My Mind, Anyday (Derek and the Dominos), Ball and Chain, Don’t Know What It Means, Let Me Get By, Angel From Montgomery (John Prine) > Sugaree (Jerry Garcia), Leaving Trunk (Sleepy John Estes)*, Volunteered Slavery (Rahsaan Roland Kirk)*, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (Allman Brothers Band)*, How Blue Can You Get? (Johny Moore’s Three Blazers)E: Part Of Me, Laugh About It* w/ Luther Dickinson
Four events, thirteen startups, and a team of more than twenty volunteers: as 2019 comes to a close, we look back at the success of the Dell for Entrepreneurs Egypt program and our aspirations for next year.2019 was a year full of activities. In terms of events, we support all the major entrepreneurship and technology events in Egypt including Vested Summit, Startups Without Borders, and Tech Fuse, the most prominent startups’ event in the Middle East and Africa. Even Cairo ICT, the biggest Information Technology conference in Egypt, saw some startup actions. This past year was also unique because Dell Technologies launched its first startups pitch competition in Egypt, in partnership with the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurs Center (TEIC).A recurring theme in all our engagements was Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Cybersecurity. We also saw a rise in the need for technical mentorship and guidance in DevOps, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), and an increase in the number of startups talking about modern application architectures. These are all excellent indicators of the technical progression of Egypt’s startups.Improving the technical capabilities of local startups is essential to enhancing human progress using technology. Dell Technologies has a legacy of supporting startups and entrepreneurs. Once a startup itself, we at Dell Technologies always seek to promote entrepreneurial as well as intrapreneurial activities. Since the early days of Dell’s founding, to the company’s privatization, and the acquisition of EMC, Dell Technologies has evolved and transformed with the agility and flexibility of a nimble startup. Although Dell Technologies is now one of the biggest IT companies in the world, you can still walk into a room full of executives and pitch a business or a technical idea.Egypt’s site is one of the most active Dell Technologies sites globally in terms of innovation. In 2014, the site generated the highest number of ideas. And the site continues to be regarded as one of the most engaged and innovative sites across the company. The center of excellence houses nearly 1,500 employees, with technical experts spanning all business units from RSA’s security experts to VMware’s cloud engineers. The site is uniquely positioned to support the ecosystem locally in all technical aspects. The local engineering team’s expertise in federated analytics, machine learning, modern application development, and their exposure to the latest and greatest in technology help bridge knowledge gaps across different technical realms.We consider entrepreneurship to be one of the most critical drivers in any economy, and we know that our success relies on the economic wellbeing and success of our customers. That is the reason we firmly believe that enabling startups with the right technology is critical to our success. Today more than ever, our expanding portfolio puts us in a unique position to be the technology partner of choice for all startups. The VMware experience in infrastructure software, private, hybrid, and public cloud management, alongside Pivotal’s expertise in developing modern cloud-native software, and Dell EMC’s legacy of infrastructure products enables us to help startups accelerate their business using technology. Our partnerships across the globe and in different sectors and technology areas allow us to provide technical guidance to any tech-enabled startup regardless of what vendor or technology they decide to use in their IT environment.We are planning an even bigger engagement next year, adding more workshops to early-stage startups and increasing the intake for our one on one technical mentorship program. For more information, see the details and requirements below:Local Mentorship ProgramAs an enrolled startup, you get one-on-one mentorship time, based on the needs of your startup in one of the areas listed belowProcess AutomationEnterprise readinessInfrastructure scalabilityApplications scalabilityDevOpsInfrastructure, virtualization, backup, and recoverySoftware development methodologyArtificial intelligence (AI)Internet of ThingsCybersecurity BlockchainTo apply, please send your pitch presentation to [email protected] SessionsYou also have access to attend any of our workshops that are designed for startups early in their technical journey and are looking for more information in one of the topics belowMachine Learning and Deep Learning DevOps Microservices IoT and Federated Analytics Agile/Extreme programming Infrastructure ManagementCloud-Native ApplicationsTo apply, please send your request presentation to [email protected] Pitch CompetitionMinistry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) in partnership with and Dell Technologies are developing new startups competitions and mentorship opportunities to support the Startups Eco-System in Egypt.Our focus for this year is using ABCD Technologies (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, and Data Science and Analysis) to solving one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Top startups get business and technical mentorship, and the winner will get the opportunity to visit Dell Technologies World May 2020 in Las Vegas.ELIGIBILITY CRITERIARegistered Egyptian startup.Startups have an innovative product with one or two clients.Startups have been working for more than one year.Startups must serve at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Last day of registration: February 18, 2020
Through at least the middle of August, most of Georgia will likely be warmer and drier than normal. The weather outlook for the mountain counties is less certain. Summer is the most difficult season to forecast for the Southeast. The El Niño – Southern Oscillation ocean-atmosphere pattern, or ENSO, gives atmospheric scientists good guidance on what weather to expect during winter and early spring. But during the summer, ENSO has little impact on temperatures and rainfall in the Southeast. Because of this, atmospheric scientists must use other information for forecasts. One of the best indicators of climate over a period of several weeks is persistence. Persistence means that the current climate pattern will continue for a period of time. Since Georgia has been warmer and drier than normal since March, the persistence outlook is for Georgia to remain warmer and drier than normal for the next several weeks. An additional indicator is the current drought. Even with normal temperatures and rain during the summer, Georgia soils continue to dry, and stream flows drop. Even if Georgia receives normal rain this summer, the drought is expected to continue.Drought and warmer-than-normal temperatures go together and typically reinforce each other. Dry soils mean that more energy from the sun heats the soil and the air above it. Warmer temperatures mean that the soils lose more water to evaporation and plant water use. With drought conditions leading to higher temperatures, the current drought indicates an outlook of warmer-than-normal temperatures. During the summer, much of the rain that Georgia receives is from scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. With local soil moisture low, there is less moisture available locally for the development of these afternoon or evening storms. The lack of moisture locally argues for a drier-than-normal summer.During droughts, it is common for a region to experience “sinking air” from higher up in the atmosphere. This makes it difficult for scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms to develop. Sinking air also compresses and warms. This is another example of how temperature and drought reinforce each other. The summer outlook for the mountain counties is more uncertain. The mountains have received more rain than southern Georgia. The mountain counties are on a dividing line between a region to the south expecting a warmer and drier summer and a region to the north expecting a cooler and wetter-than-normal summer. The mountain counties will probably experience a warmer and drier-than-normal summer, but the confidence of this outlook is low. By the middle of August, the tropics are usually becoming very active. Much of Georgia’s late summer and fall rains come from tropical weather systems such as tropical storms or hurricanes. This hurricane season is expected to be more active than normal. Unfortunately, atmospheric scientists do not have the ability to forecast how many of the storms will make landfall. An active hurricane season gives us no guidance on the chances of Georgia experiencing tropical weather. If Georgia receives tropical weather, widespread temporary drought relief can occur. If the tropical activity occurs earlier than typical, then warmer and drier-than-normal weather could end earlier than expected this summer. If Georgia doesn’t receive tropical weather this summer, then the current drought will persist into fall. Up-to-date information on dry conditions across Georgia can be found at www.georgiadrought.org. Updated weather conditions can be found at www.georgiaweather.net.