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

Nature’s color display

first_imgOrange peak = Nov. 1″This year’s peak for orange coloring is predicted at Nov. 1, sogood viewing should be two weeks ahead of this date and one weekpast it,” he said.He suggests mapping out two routes for your leaf-watchingtrek.”Take one northbound Georgia highway up and come back onanother,” he said. “Once you reach your destination, get up highto see the best color distribution.”Nature’s fall color display is the result of trees’ naturalliving processes.”Dead leaves just turn brown and fall, but living leaf tissuedevelops color with bright days, cool but not freezingtemperatures and a slight drought,” Coder said. “Hard freezes orfrost at night, overcast and wet conditions can damage colorformation, and a big, windy storm front can blow all the leavesoff the trees.” A natural processTrees naturally turn color this time of year as they enter whatCoder calls “a resting phase of their lives.””The chlorophyll breaks apart, and the supporting leaf tissuesare sealed off from the tree and allowed to die,” he said. “Thisprocess allows new pigments to be made and old pigments to berevealed.”Red, yellow and brown are the colors most people equate with fallleaf color. But Coder says many more colors are on nature’spalette.”The three color systems tree leaves use are bright yellow tobright crimson oil colors, blue to deep purple water colors, andtan to dark brown earth tones,” Coder said. “Some trees, likesweetgum, can have all three colors on one tree. Other trees,like some oaks, have reds and dark reds all over the crown.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIf leaf-watching is a traditional part of your fall outings, it’stime to plan your trip to the Georgia mountains. University ofGeorgia professor Kim Coder says Oct. 18 through Nov. 8 are thebest times to see nature’s color display.A UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources treehealth care specialist, Coder uses his personal leaf color modelthat is based on climate and tree health factors to estimate thepeak times for viewing yellow, orange and red leaf color waves.center_img Display flows southIf you don’t have the time or money to travel north, you canstill enjoy fall leaf color displays.”Because of cool, bright and clear conditions, the colors startat higher altitudes and flow downhill into the valleys headedsouth,” Coder said. “There are three color waves that pass throughseven to 16 days apart, depending upon the year. A yellow wavefirst, then an orange wave and finally a red wave that leads intowinter.”So, if you can’t get to the mountains for the first wave, staywhere you are and the color will come to you.last_img read more

Integrate your lending tech to drive member value

first_imgIt’s no secret that credit unions offer better lending rates and a customer experience that’s focused on members first. This may be why credit union loan growth is approaching its fastest pace in almost two decades.Today, this reality benefits millions of credit union members and drives loan officers to technology tools that can simplify and streamline lending events.Considering this, what if your credit union loan officers could provide even more focused interactions with members at the time of the loan? What if they could save time and reduce data-entry errors? Multiply the improved productivity by monthly loan volume, and imagine the boost to your bottom line… That’s real revenue.This doesn’t have to be imaginary thanks to new integration between lending technologies that can protect credit union loans and support members’ financial security. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mike Dean’s referee stats as he takes charge of Leicester City vs Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement Match referee Mike Dean. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)Mike Dean has been a leading referee in the Premier League since 2000 and he has gone on to take charge of over 450 fixtures in the league.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starHe was promoted to the FIFA international referees’ list in 2003, which allowed him to take charge of various European clashes.In 2008 he officiated one of his biggest matches when he took charge of the FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City.One of Mike’s biggest matches so far this season was Arsenal’s 4-2 victory agains Spurs, where he awarded two penalties during the game.ADVERTISEMENT Mike Dean’s referee stats as he takes charge of Leicester City vs Manchester United Comment Daniel MackrellSunday 3 Feb 2019 10:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img Referee Mike Dean shows a red card to Jan Vertonghen on 2 December 2018 (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)Who is taking charge of Leicester City vs Manchester United?Mike Dean will be taking charge of today’s match.He will also be joined by assistant referees Ian Hussin and Darren Cann, as well as David Coote who will be the fourth official.MORE: Manchester United board ready to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £200m transfer budget if he gets job permanentlyMORE: Anthony Martial returns to Manchester United squad along with injury doubt Paul Pogba for Leicester City clash Mike Dean regularly takes charge of Premier League fixtures (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)What are Mike Dean’s stats?Mike Dean is one of the most experienced referee’s currently working the the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementSo far he has taken charge of 471 Premier League matches, issuing 1713 yellow cards, 47 second yellow cards and 50 red cards.He has also awarded 156 penalties during his time officiating matches in the league.The 50-year-old has officiated in numerous international competitions, including Euro and World Cup qualifiers as well as Europa League and Champions League fixtures.He stepped down from the FIFA international list in 2013 once he reached the mandatory retirement age of 45.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMike Dean Premier League 2018/19 statsMatches officiated – 18Yellow Cards – 77Second yellow cards – 4Straight red cards – 5Penalties given – 6 Advertisementlast_img read more