In 2016, Maxwell said she grew unhappy with Jeffrey Epstein

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite criminally charged with aiding Jeffrey Epstein in his sexual abuse of teenage girls testified in 2016 that she had no memory of anything amiss on his properties, but eventually had a falling out with him. That’s according to the public portion of a heavily redacted transcript of the deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell taken for a defamation lawsuit by one of Epstein’s accusers. The transcript was released Wednesday along with other documents pursued by the Miami Herald after the lawsuit was settled. Maxwell has been held without bail since pleading not guilty in July to recruiting girls for Epstein to abuse in the mid-1990s. Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan federal lockup in August 2019 as he awaited a sex trafficking trial.last_img

Pecan Planting Time

first_imgWinter is the best time to plant pecan trees. The trees are dormant in winter andhave time to adjust before leafing out in the spring. It’s hard to control many diseases and insects on pecan trees without usingcostly chemicals (pesticides) and an air-blast sprayer. But home pecan trees and low-input farms can be productive if you choose the right cultivar (variety). Pecan scab is the hardest disease to control. And it’s prevalent throughoutGeorgia. Still, by choosing a cultivar that’s resistant or tolerant to scab, many peoplecan enjoy productive pecan trees. Small nut size is important, too, if you’re not going to irrigate. During adrought, it’s much easier for the tree to fill a small nut than a large one. Some pecan trees shed pollen early, while others are late. Some form nuts earlyand others late. Because of this, it’s best for trees to be close to other pecan trees orhave more than one cultivar nearby. The more cultivars in the planting, the better thechance for cross-pollination. But don’t crowd them. Plant pecan trees at least 40 feet apart. The following table rates the recommended home-garden cultivars for theirresistance to pecan scab. It rates them for black aphid resistance, too. It also providestheir nut size and the kernel’s, or nutmeat’s, percentage of the total weight.last_img read more

Felicia Marie Phillips February 13, 1979 – May 14, 2020

first_imgFelicia Marie Phillips, age 41 of Cleves, Ohio passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Daughter of Ronnie Burton and Ilene (Phillips) Krum.Felicia is survived by her children Savanna Marie Phillips and Mason Stephen Strader, beloved daughter of Ilene Krum. Sister of Gary Phillips, Donnie (Rosie) Burton and Eric Phillips. Also survived by her significant other Charles V. Warren.Preceded in death by her father Ronnie Burton.Visitation will be held Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 8:00 P.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.Memorials may be directed to her children c/o the funeral home.last_img

Donegal woman retires as RnaG’s longest-serving staff member

first_imgMaria Ní Bhaoill has finished up her work with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta after more than 44 years.The Gaoth Dobhair woman has made history as the longest-serving staff member at RnaG and worked under 11 different heads of service.Maria was just 17 when her career began at the station in 1972, the year the station came on air. She worked part time that summer in the station HQ in Connemara, and the following summer, then spent 3 years working full time in Connemara before moving back to Srath na Corcra, Gaoth Dobhair in 1976.  Maria has worked on the secretarial and support team in the studio in Doirí Beaga for over 40 years.RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta staff at Na Doirí Beaga (1994)In her final broadcast, Maria was interviewed in a special edition of Barrscéalta on Wednesday from Derrybeg. The programme was inundated with messages from well-wishers.Edel Ní Chuireáin, now Regional Manager, recalled her first day and asked Maria if she liked working there. Maria answered “I love it”, adding “I did and I still do, I grew up here.” “We’ll be lost without her,” was the comment made with a touching video posted by RnaG yesterday:Donegal woman retires as RnaG’s longest-serving staff member was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Maria Ní BhaoillRaidió na GaeltachtaRnaGlast_img read more