Garden talk

first_imgUniversity of Georgia horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about the gardens of Western Canada on May 15 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.A writer, speaker and researcher, Armitage is a member of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty and leads the Trial Gardens at the university.As part of “The World is My Garden” lecture, Armitage will present on Western Canadian gardens from 7-8 p.m. in the botanical garden’s visitor center and conservatory.The series began in January and has covered gardens in Ireland, Japan, Wales and Eastern Australia. The concluding presentation will cover New Zealand gardens on June 19.Each lecture costs $10 and tickets can be purchased by calling (706) 542-6138. The Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library cosponsor the series.last_img read more

MPs vote to remove abortion clinic safe zones from Bill

first_imgRadio NZ News 11 March 2020Family First Comment: “In a confused vote in Parliament, MPs have done away with all sections of the Abortion Legislation Bill that would have made legally protected ‘safe areas’ possible outside clinics.”Whoops! The bill had its second reading in Parliament last night, in which possible changes were debated and voted on ahead of the third and final reading.ACT leader David Seymour’s proposal was voted for in two parts – the first, to have the definition of Safe Zones removed from the bill, was narrowly voted down 59 votes to 56.However, MPs seemed unprepared for a second vote on the substance of his changes – doing away with all the provisions that would put safe zones in place.Up for debate were 150-metre safe zones that could be established around abortion clinics on a case-by-case basis, to prohibit intimidating or interfering behaviour.That second vote was on removing all the legal provisions for safe zones, including the ways in which the police could administer them so as to protect women from harassment as they sought abortions.That vote, to delete sections 15 through 17 of the bill, was taken in a voice vote only, and it passed – rendering the definition of ‘safe area’ redundant in the law.Deputy Speaker Anne Tolley passed it on a verbal vote.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/411409/mps-vote-to-remove-abortion-clinic-safe-zones-from-billAndrew Little will not try to re-insert ‘safe zones’ into abortion bill after procedural snafuStuff co.nz 11 March 2020Justice Minister Andrew Little will not try to re-introduce “safe zones” into his abortion legalisation bill after a procedural snafu saw them removed on Tuesday night.The proposed safe zones would set up a regime where protest and harassment of those seeking abortions could be barred within 150 metres of clinics.But some MPs are against the safe zones on free speech grounds, including several who support the wider abortion legalisation bill.Abortion is generally treated as a “conscience issue” – meaning MPs can vote freely of their parties, which can make things much more chaotic.On a late night sitting on Tuesday night those against the safe zones actually lost their first attempt to remove them, when an amendment deleting the definition of safe zones lost 59 votes to 56.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/120177061/andrew-little-will-not-try-to-reinsert-safe-zones-into-abortion-bill-after-procedural-snafulast_img read more

Andrew Bogut agrees to 1-year deal with Lakers

first_imgThe Warriors traded Bogut to Dallas last summer to help clear enough cap space to sign Kevin Durant. He appeared in 26 games for the Mavericks before being traded to Philadelphia as part of a deal for Nerlens Noel. He negotiated a buyout with the 76ers that allowed him to pursue a deal with a contending team.The Lakers finished 26-56 last season, but are likely to improve after drafting former UCLA star Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall and adding players such as Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers made a surprising addition to their roster on Monday, agreeing to a one-year veteran minimum deal with defensive stalwart Andrew Bogut.The Lakers add a key player for the 2015 champion Golden State Warriors to a front line that already includes former All-Star center Brook Lopez and 20-year-old Croatian Ivica Zubac.Bogut last appeared in a game for Cleveland in February. His stint there ended 58 seconds into his debut after he collided with the Miami Heat’s Okaro White and suffered a fractured left tibia. He missed the rest of the season, but he was reportedly medically cleared last weekend after he spent the summer rehabbing in his native Australia.Bogut, 32, was the No. 1 overall pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2005, and has averaged 10 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots in 11 seasons with Milwaukee, Golden State, Dallas and Cleveland. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers are among the league’s youngest teams. Bogut becomes one of the few veterans, joining Lopez, Corey Brewer and Luol Deng.Bogut previously played for Lakers coach Luke Walton when he was a Warriors assistant coach and, for 43 games, interim head coach from 2014-16.A more reliable rim protector than Lopez — who is known for his scoring — Bogut also fielded interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Cavaliers, according to a report retweeted by his agent, David Bauman. The deal is for a nonguaranteed $2.3 million, Bauman confirmed on Twitter.Bogut also gives the Lakers insurance against the health of Lopez. Lopez, 29, has been remarkably durable in recent years, appearing in at least 72 games four out of the past five seasons. However, he has dealt with back issues this summer that could cause him to miss part of the preseason.The Lakers are high on Zubac, their 2016 second-round draft pick, but he is short on experience, averaging just 16 minutes per game in 38 appearances last season as a rookie.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, November 9, 2015:•7:04 a.m. Officers took a report of Reporting an Accident with No Proof of Insurance in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:23 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 600 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•9:04 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 1000 block S. Washington, Wellington.•9:54 a.m. Officers took a report of found glasses in the 1000 block S. G, Wellington.•10:45 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•1:14 p.m. Christina M. Richards, 43, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Community Corrections arrest and detain order for probation violation.•3:20 p.m. Kimberly I. Hagar, 37, Milan, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for defective brake/signal lamps on trailer and no proof of insurance.•3:24 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 500 block N. C, Wellington hard drive and memory sticks.•3:35 p.m. Terry L. Craig, 56, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective trailer tail/brake lights.•4 p.m. Gary R. Koehn, 57, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration, expired trailer tag and defective trailer lights.last_img read more