Trial Gardens Open House

first_imgFlowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and workers and volunteers are pruning, watering and collecting data on plants at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia. Trial Gardens staff will open the facility to the public at their annual open house on Saturday, July 21, from 8 a.m. until noon.“It’s Athens’ best plant party,” said Brandon Coker, Trial Gardens manager.The Trial Gardens at UGA are operated by the Department of Horticulture in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The Trial Gardens are open to the public every day of the year, but the open house gives friends and fans a special opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens and to have their plant or garden questions answered by Coker and Professor John Ruter. Ruter is the Trial Gardens director, a plant breeder and author.The gardens are home to the newest varieties of plants from breeders across the country. They serve as a testing ground for the plants’ abilities to withstand the unpredictable, hot, humid summertime climate of the Southeast. Visitors can check out new varieties of annuals and perennials, like hibiscuses, begonias, caladiums and hundreds of other plants. This summer, the garden has more than 350 plants on trial as well as countless perennials from growers across the country.The event is open to everyone from avid gardeners to people who simply enjoy strolling through a colorful, lush garden.“Some (attendees) may have been gardeners for 50 years, and some may have started gardening this past spring,” said Coker. “But either way, it’s a good opportunity for gardeners to come mingle and learn more about the newest varieties.”The open house is pet- and kid-friendly, so bring the whole family for a day in the garden. Hokulia Shave Ice will set up a tent where visitors can grab a cool treat while they peruse the gardens. A $5 donation is suggested to help maintain the gardens.For more information, contact Coker at [email protected] or visit ugatrial.hort.uga.edu or www.facebook.com/trialgardens.uga.last_img read more

Accuity – Coming out of lockdown: Gambling, compliance, and the new normal

first_img Share Global financial crime screening experts Accuity will host the next SBC Webinar on Thursday 9 July (14.30 BST): ‘Coming out of lockdown: Gambling, compliance, and the new normal’.Online gambling’s compliance roadmap has been disrupted by the unprecedented events of 2020, as multiple regulators increase oversight on KYC and customer care demands on both a temporary and long-term basis.A specialist in developing financial crime screening and KYC solutions for mass-market enterprises, Accuity will detail to SBC audiences the core factors and challenges as operators return to business across all verticals.Joining Accuity are Steven Armstrong, Group Director of AML at William Hill, who will provide insight into how operators are navigating these challenges; and Manfred Galdes, Managing Partner of Arq Group, who will share insights on the regulatory and legal elements operators need to consider.Tom Holmes – AccuityLeading the webinar, Tom Holmes, Key Account Manager, Accuity said: “While gaming operators are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their financial crime screening approach, COVID-19 has brought significant challenges to the industry. Lockdowns are easing and sports may be resuming, but it will not be a case of just ‘going back to normal’.Reduced staffing will put more pressure on teams, consolidated sporting schedules will mean more transactions to screen, and static budgets see less investment available for screening technology. These represent huge challenges, but operators can’t afford to take their eye off compliance and responsible gambling.At Accuity, we’re working with our customers so they can use technology safely, to ease the pressure on their compliance teams and uphold their compliance obligations.”SBC Webinar details·      ‘Title – ‘Coming out of lockdown: Gambling, compliance, and the new normal’.Date – Thursday 9 July 2020 – 14:30 AM BSTSpeakers: Tom Holmes, Key Account Manager, Accuity; Steven Armstrong, Group Director of AML, William Hill; Manfred Galdes, Managing Partner, Arq Group. SBC Digital Summit: Customer circumstance is the hardest dynamic to gauge under a crisis scenario April 30, 2020 William Hill matches finance sector screening capacity with Accuity  July 8, 2020 Related Articles Sharecenter_img ______________________ Payment Expert brings together industry leaders to conclude Digital Summit Payments track April 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more