Anyone raising or interested in raising meat goats will find good information at theMiddle Georgia Goat Producers meeting Aug. 5 in Montezuma.Goats produce more income than more recognizable Georgia farm products, including oats,grapes and strawberries, according to the University of Georgia Extension Service.But the fledgling meat-goat industry is just getting organized. The new MGGP group istrying to help the business, which mainly attracts people with small farms.Morning Meeting in MontezumaThe Montezuma meeting will be at the Ladies Clubhouse across the tracks from RailroadStreet. It will begin at 9 a.m. and end by noon.To learn more about it, call Joe Oaks at (912) 472-7847 during the day or Bill Haas at(912) 987-1789 after 7 p.m.
Though singer/songwriter Dan Lotti recently left Folly Beach, South Carolina, for the mountains of western North Carolina, his former homestead on the beach will always hold a special place in his heart. While in Folly Beach, Lotti – along with Mike Sivilli and Steven Sandifer – founded Dangermuffin, a band that, frankly, could not have originated anywhere other than surfside.Dangermuffin’s sound – an incredible blending of bluegrass, folk rock, spacey jams, and reggae – is a modern day folk surf soundtrack. I was hooked after taking a first listen Moonscapes, the band’s 2010 release. I am now spinning Songs For The Universe, the band’s newest record, virtually nonstop. Each time I listen, I am overwhelmed by an easy-hearted mellowness. I can’t help it. Lotti and his mates have a knack for writing music that resonates with positivity and good vibes. It never fails that, after listening to Dangermuffin, I just feel better.I recently caught up with Dan Lotti while he was in Folly Beach to chat up Dangermuffin’s hometown. Based on his descriptions, I have a trip scheduled for the not too distant future.BRO – Favorite local band?DL – There is so much great music going on here in Folly Beach and we only have a handful of bars. I am a big fan of The Travelin’ Kine and Weigh Station.BRO – Must visit spot for an out of towner?DL – That would have to be Bert’s Market. It has a great late night menu and the deli station makes sandwiches twenty-four hours a day. They have a fantastic growler station and all sorts of beach munchies. Bert’s is the heart of Folly Beach.BRO – Favorite place to see a band?DL – My favorite local venue is the Surf Bar. That’s where we got our start as a band. There was a beautiful vibe every Sunday evening with bluegrass, surf videos, and woodstoves.BRO – Favorite eatery?DL – I love Lost Dog Café on Folly Beach. It is always packed on weekends and the experience is always memorable.BRO – Cool historical tidbit?DL – Folly Beach was almost named Gershwin Isle. Porgy and Bess was written here, so when you hear “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” that there’s Folly Beach!It looks like Dangermuffin will be taking the balance of 2014 off, but January finds them all over the Southeast, with dates in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia already slated. For more information on those dates, others on the schedule, or how to get your hands on Songs For The Universe, fly over to www.dangermuffinmusic.com.Also be sure to check out “Little Douglas,” a track from the new record that includes Keller Williams on bass, on this month’s Trail Mix.
I love what I do. As an entrepreneur who loves credit unions and loves helping them create great culture, implement leadership & organizational development programs, and cultivate healthy teams, it’s so ridiculously fulfilling and humbling being part of such deeply meaningful things with my credit union clients.Along with those things, though, comes the immense responsibility to be aware of trends, studies, and research that might help us understand where the future of work is headed, especially as it relates to the aforementioned areas of emphasis. With that in mind, here are the things I believe successful credit unions of the future will do.Successful Credit Unions of the Future Will Prioritize PeopleCredit unions strive to create value for their members and communities, but ultimately, the way we do that is through our people, right? It stands to reason, then, that attracting and retaining them, engaging them, and developing them will be of paramount importance for organizations and leaders.If any of those pieces is off, people won’t be able to fully realize their potential to do amazing work in the service of their credit unions, members, and communities; and consequently, neither will their credit unions.Successful Credit Unions of the Future Will Reimagine Employee EngagementWe have to challenge ourselves to conceptualize engagement in different and meaningful ways that will be sustainable in the rapidly changing talent environment.The credit unions that will be successful in the future will be the ones that can provide a compelling narrative explaining their purpose, what they do, their culture, and what they’re offering to people who are willing to join in their mission.At the same time, credit unions should provide a clear and compelling picture of what’s expected of people who join them in the pursuit of that mission. Part of that is made clear through a distinct purpose, identity, culture, and core values.Successful Credit Unions of the Future Will Create a Coherent Identity by Integrating Culture and BrandOrganizations are realizing that a key to success is having a clear and distinct organizational identity, and the only way to do that is to fully integrate your credit union’s culture and brand.Often, credit unions are tempted to only really invest time and resources in one of the two – say brand, for example – without realizing that simply building a brand without it being rooted in the culture will result in a brand that is largely detached from the organization’s DNA and daily employee life. It’s only when the brand is fully integrated with the culture that its real potential is unlocked, turning it into something far more powerful and sustainable than it would be on its own.Successful Credit Unions of the Future Will Take a Hard Look at LeadershipBeing a smooth talker with the ability to wine and dine the board may be enough in a few credit unions today, but it’s not going to cut it for credit unions wanting to build sustainable success and high performing organizations going forward. Similarly, other leadership behaviors that perhaps were swept under the rug in the past won’t be overlooked in the future, as dictatorial, manipulative leadership can and should be rejected by people, organizations, and boards.Organizations in the broader business world have begun to realize how critical it is to see demonstrated leadership competence – not just operational competence – prior to putting people into critical leadership positions. Increasingly, executives and managers are being exposed as woefully inadequate leaders as people have new and different (and wholly appropriate) expectations of what leadership should look like.Credit unions seeking to have strong, sustainable organizations will need to rethink leadership and seek out leaders with demonstrated leadership ability, self-awareness, humility, and a track record of healthy, engaged teams.Successful Credit Unions of the Future Understand that Technology isn’t a Department Anymore – It’s a Strategic Enabler and Driver. (Thanks to my friend Christian Marcussen for suggesting the term Strategic Enabler.)Technology use is accelerating. (I know, I know. Thanks, Captain Obvious.) Understanding that, though, should really cause us to examine our mindset relating to technology. It has to be an enabler and driver of the organization’s work, not an obstacle to it getting done.This mindset should also force us to rethink our posture towards technology in regards to staffing, budgeting, and projects. Everything and everyone in the organization will continue to become increasingly dependent on robust technology – not to mention data and analytics – to function, form strategy, make decisions, and so on; so it stands to reason that the credit unions whose focus on technology increases will be the ones who will be successful.Successful Credit Unions of the Future Understand That Culture is Everything While it’s exciting to see that culture is becoming more and more widely accepted in the broader business world as a critical component of a successful business, it has yet to gain that same level of acceptance within the credit union landscape. That’s not to say there aren’t credit unions doing a fantastic job with it. There definitely are, and there are more who are working right this second on creating clarity around their identity and cultivating healthy, unique culture (here’s looking at you, Mojo clients).But as the pace of change continues to accelerate, culture is what will anchor your credit union. Culture is what creates and clarifies that sense of purpose for your people, and provides a compelling context within which they can live and work every day.Culture is also the single thing that no other financial institution can copy. Everyone has similar, if not identical, products and services. Others can copy strategies, tactics, marketing ideas, etc. Culture, however, is the hardest to duplicate. That’s because it’s unique to your credit union, with your people, your core values, and your identity.Consequently, culture is the foundation and competitive linchpin for credit unions that create their own future. Successful credit unions will consciously and proactively cultivate healthy, unique, culture, baking that identity into every, single aspect of organizational life.So what’s the bottom line? There’s obviously so much we could talk about, but I’ve tried to highlight some of the bigger things that I think could be the most helpful. Feel free to add more of your own ideas in the comments! 514SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Monge Matt Monge is a speaker, consultant, blogger, mental health advocate, and the founder of The Mojo Company. His mission? Simple. He’s on a crusade to make the world a better … Web: www.themojocompany.com Details
Home ownership among young Queenslanders has dropped dramatically, meaning an increased likelihood of Millennials paying rent well into their retirement.New statistics from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey show the number of 18 to 39-year-olds owning a home outside of Brisbane has fallen from 38.2 per cent in 2002 to just 21.1 per cent in 2014.HILDA survey says home ownership among young Queenslanders has dropped dramatically.Sydney was the only place in the country with a larger decline in the home ownership rate.In greater Brisbane, only 29.8 per cent of young people own a home.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index – July00:47More homes at risk of defaultHouse cheaper than a one-bed unitThe key to a Brisbane price boomNationally, average mortgage debt among young people almost doubled over the 12 year period — jumping from $169,201 to $336,586.In the six months to April 2017, a Roy Morgan survey found regional Queenslanders had a median outstanding mortgage of $224,000 — the highest of all country areas in the nation — while homeowners in Brisbane had an average mortgage debt of $229,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe home ownership dream is becoming a distant memory for young Australians.The HILDA survey also found a third of young homeowners weren’t paying down their debt, which was increasing every year.Report author Professor Roger Wilkins said he was shocked at the figures.“I had to keep double checking it because I though it must be wrong,” he said.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE“You tend to think of people buying their house and then paying off their loans over time, but for many that just isn’t happening.“You have to wonder whether these young homeowners who aren’t paying down their mortgages, will have paid off their loans by the time they retire.”The findings also revealed young people are living with their parents for longer.The HILDA survey tracks more than 17,000 people in 9500 households.
Western play N.A. United, Santos battle Ann’s GroveFOOTBALL action continues tonight in the 2017 Limacol Round Robin Knock-Out tournament at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda, with a double-header. Fans are hoping for a winner when the first match gets going from 18:30hrs when Georgetown side Western Tigers take on the ancient county’s New Amsterdam United in an all-out brawl.In the second game, the ever-improving Santos will challenge Ann’s Grove just over an hour and a half later.In the opening round of matches on Monday, Police drew with Mahaica Determinators 2-2 while Riddim Squad had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Camptown.After tonight’s matches, the event will move to the Leonora Stadium where Uitvlugt will play Eagles United and Pouderoyen will oppose Den Amstel.The following day the event will move to the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground in Linden with Milerock battling Northern Rangers and Winners Connection facing off with Grove Hi-Tech in Group A.The final matches of round one on January 29 will pit Uitvlugt against Eagles United in Group B and Pouderoyen against Den Amstel in Group C at a venue to be announced.The winners of the tournament will take home $500 000 and a trophy while the second-, third- and fourth-placed teams will receive $250 000, $125 000 and $75 000 respectively.Additionally, the winners of each group will receive $100 000 while the respective finishers will pocket $50 000, $30 000 and $20 000.
Kentucky fans start chanting “Overrated” & Calipari shut that down quick. @Vol_Hoops @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/hbyRRHM7HP— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) February 17, 2019Tennessee coach Rick Barnes admitted Kentucky played a strong game, and the Volunteers weren’t able to compete as they had hoped. “They were terrific. John had them ready to play. They dominated us every way you could be dominated,” Barnes said, per The Athletic. “(That was the) most selfish we’ve been all season.”Kentucky improved to a 21-4 record with the win, while Tennessee fell to 23-2. The two will match up again March 2 when Kentucky travels to Knoxville. Kentucky fans broke into an “overrated” chant directed at Tennessee late in the second half of the No. 5 Wildcats’ 86-69 victory over the No. 1 Volunteers on Saturday, but coach John Calipari wasn’t having any of the unsportsmanlike behavior. Calipari turned toward Kentucky fans and repeatedly yelled “NO!” when the chant started at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. He addressed his reaction to the chant after the game, while giving the Volunteers credit for how they played. “I know how good Tennessee is and that’s why I told our fans enough with the ‘They’re overrated.’ They’re not overrated. Probably underrated,” Calipari said, per the Knoxville News Sentinel. “We gave them a chance where we had (Tennessee) down big, and all of a sudden, you turn around and it’s 15, 16, 12 (point deficits). And I could see them making shots and beating us.” Related News Three takeaways from No. 5 Kentucky’s blowout win over No. 1 Tennessee
Jarvis Landry officially in concussion protocol.— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) September 29, 2019Landry went into the medical tent at the end of the third quarter.He had 8 catches on 10 targets for 167 yards before leaving with the injury. Related News Browns receiver Jarvis Landry is being evaluated for a concussion, the team announced.He has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game against the Ravens, according to New 5 Cleveland. Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict ejected for late helmet hit on Colts’ Jack Doyle Kenny Stills injury update: Texans receiver (hamstring) questionable to return vs. Panthers Couple gets married at halftime of Patriots-Bills game with help of Buffalo greats The Browns entered Sunday’s game with a 1-2 record, while the Ravens were 2-1.