first_img WhatsApp Indiana groups get $1.3M from feds to combat HIV infections Pinterest Previous articleWoman gets probation for burying mother, church embezzlementNext articleMichigan group starts ballot drive for graduated income tax Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter (“HealthCare” by WashingtonStateHouse, creativecommons) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency has awarded more than $1.3 million to boost Indiana’s efforts to expand access to care, treatment and medication for people infected with HIV and to fund prevention services.The funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for three Indiana entities is part of the Trump administration’s goal of reducing the nation’s new HIV infections by 90 percent by 2030.About $561,000 will be divided between the Shalom Health Care Center Inc. and the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County, both located in Indianapolis.The remaining $750,000 will go to Marion County under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. IndianaNews By Associated Press – March 1, 2020 0 217 last_img read more

first_imgFor more than three decades, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have introduced thousands of new plant varieties to home gardeners and landscape designers. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18, the public will have the opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse of these new varieties and other Georgia favorites at the gardens’ annual open house.Each year at the Trial Gardens’ open house, visitors get an up-close view of a new showcase of ornamentals, ranging from vibrantly colored flowers to hardy shrubs.This year the garden staff is in the process of updating the perennials section and has implemented new technologies to reduce pathogens and weeds in the soil in order to produce healthier plants. Many of the newest perennials, annuals and show-stopping roses will be in full bloom during the open house. Located on the main UGA campus between Snelling Dining Commons and the R.C. Wilson Pharmacy Building, the lush oasis displays hundreds of annuals and perennials from plant breeders around the world. “The Trial Gardens at UGA are one the best kept secrets in northeast Georgia,” said John Ruter, a UGA horticulturist and director of the gardens. “Our annual open house is our chance to share one the most beautiful parts of the UGA campus with the community and share some of what we’ve learned over our last year gardening.”The gardens are always open to the public, but the open house is an opportunity for visitors to get exclusive knowledge about this year’s most promising plant varieties. Ruter will lead tours throughout the morning, showcasing some of the gardens’ latest additions. He will also be signing copies of his newest book, “Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the open house. Plant nurseries and breeding companies send hundreds of new plants each year and fund the gardens by paying to have their plants evaluated. The goal of the Trial Gardens is to see if the plants can survive in the Southeast’s hot and rainfall-variable climate. The funds go toward the gardens’ upkeep and a team of students who work to keep the gardens running.The Trial Gardens also serve as a teaching and research facility for the UGA Department of Horticulture and other academic departments on campus. The open house will be held rain or shine. The gardens’ staff requests a $5 donation to help offset the cost of the event and support the gardens, located at 220 West Green St., Athens, Georgia. Parking will be available in the McPhaul Child Development Building parking lot, across from Stegeman Coliseum. Additional parking can be found in the South Campus parking deck. For more information, visit ugatrial.hort.uga.edu, email [email protected] or call Juliet Swanson at 770-298-9151.last_img read more

first_imgWant to know why it feels like you have a leaky wallet? A whopping 85 per cent of Aussie homeowners don’t know their interest rate yet 94 per cent know their mobile number.Latest “Know your numbers” research by UBank has found homeowners could save tens of thousands of dollars if they reviewed their interest rates, especially for their mortgage.Ubank chief executive officer Lee Hatton said actively seeking the best rate should be a priority for homeowners.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“While 94 per cent of Australians can remember their mobile phone number and 93 per cent can remember their PIN number for their debit/credit card, only 15 per cent can remember their home loan rate,” UBank found.The results were shocking given mortgages were the most expensive purchase of a person’s lifetime generally.“Of those surveyed, 44 per cent could only recall an approximate figure for their home loan rate while the remainder or 41 per cent simply didn’t know their rate at all” Men were twice as likely as women to know their mortgage rate “to two decimal places”, UBank found.Men were twice as likely as women to be accurate about what their rate was “to two decimal places”, and surprisingly Gen X (20 per cent) did better than both Baby Boomers (13 per cent) and Millennials (13 per cent) on that score too.UBank chief executive Lee Hatton said actively monitoring and seeking the best rate should be a priority for homeowners.“Buying a home is one of the biggest investments of your life, so it’s really important that you find the right loan that suits your individual needs. Simply knowing your exact home loan rate and managing it closely could save you thousands of dollars a year.”The research also found that 54 per cent of Aussies were feeling financially strained, while a third constantly worried about their financial future.“Unfortunately, more and more Australians are making significant sacrifices due to being financially overstretched. The better acquainted you are with your numbers, the less stress and more money you’ll have in your back pocket. It’s important Australians borrow less and live more.”last_img read more

first_imgThe deck area of the pontoon being proposed would be more than three times as big as BCC’s current “acceptable outcome”, according to the application, 84sq m instead of 25sq m. As well, the length of the pontoon (28m) would be about three times that of the current 10m length “acceptable”. Queensland’s richest man is looking to put in one of the biggest private jetties the city has seen at his home in Fig Tree Pocket. Picture: Steve Pohlner.Queensland’s richest man Clive Palmer has asked for special permission to build one of Brisbane’s largest private home jetties to moor his yacht by his riverside mansion.Records show his builders Coastal Pontoon & Jetty Repairs asked Brisbane City Council for a development permit for “tidal works” at Palmer’s Fig Tree Pocket home – but “the proposed pontoon is significantly larger that the dimensions and areas” that BCC considers acceptable. Quade Cooper finally sells off Bulimba pad A file photo from four years ago when “Maximus” was moored next to Clive Palmer’s mansion on Sovereign Island on the Gold Coast. Picture: Lyndon MechielsenMr Palmer’s property has 131.5m river frontage, it said, and currently has “a rock revetment wall and a boat ramp and an existing pontoon”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“As part of the proposal the existing pontoon will be replaced by two pontoons placed side-by-side (double pontoon).”The application acknowledged that “the proposal cannot meet AO2.1 of the code” but argued it met performance outcomes.Mr Palmer bought the Fig Tree Pocket home for $7.5m – a $2m discount on the listed price – off Linc Energy founder, Peter Bond, in 2018, and has since set about turning it into one of the best homes in Brisbane. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58center_img Clive Palmer has been busy turning his Fig Tree Pocket home into one of Brisbane’s best. Picture: Steve Pohlner.The application said “the proposal seeks approval to replace the existing pontoon attached to the premise and add a second pontoon deck to create a longer structure to accommodate the private vessel used by (Mr Palmer)”.It said “the pontoon has been designed to accommodate the landowner’s private vessel which has a maximum length of 23m, 5.5m width and 1.6m depth”.The last anyone heard of Mr Palmer’s most famous vessel – Maximus II – was when it was put on the market in San Diego mid-2019 for $US3.275m. Maximus II is 32.31m, and thus longer than the 28m one that the development application refers to. Hands-free homebuying, gloves, set to be the norm MORE: Darius Boyd sells Brisbane homelast_img read more