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Eddie Butler sums up Jonny Wilkinson career with rousing tribute

first_imgTuesday May 27, 2014 Eddie Butler sums up Jonny Wilkinson career with rousing tribute Jonny Wilkinson’s career comes to an end shortly, but in the past few years he’s managed to get the best out of a body that has suffered with injury throughout. Rugby writer and commentator Eddie Butler pays tribute to the great flyhalf, who is ending his career on a high with Toulon.All that remains is a Top 14 final, the ultimate prize for the French team that have put together something special down south. A Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup and possibly a Top 14 title. Not a bad little career for a player that considers himself totally over-rated. ‘Adored from one end of the continent to the other, all around the rugby playing world.’video credit: theguardian and badboyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

FSA Expands Set-Aside Loan Provision for Customers Impacted by COVID-19

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News FSA Expands Set-Aside Loan Provision for Customers Impacted by COVID-19 Previous articleThe Week in Review Podcast – Hoosier Ag This Week for May 23, 2020Next articleWhat Should Your Priorities After Planting Be? USDA Communications SHARE Facebook Twitter USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of natural disasters, to allow farmers with USDA farm loans who are affected by COVID-19, and are determined eligible, to have their next payment set aside. In some cases, FSA may also set aside a second payment for farmers who have already had one payment set aside because of a prior designated disaster.“This immediate change of the Set-Aside provision can provide some welcome financial relief to borrowers during this current crisis,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “FSA recognizes that some customers may need this option to improve their cash flow circumstances in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.”FSA direct loan borrowers will receive a letter with the details of the expanded Disaster Set-Aside authorities, which includes the possible set-aside of annual operating loans, as well as explanations of the additional loan servicing options that are available. To discuss or request a loan payment Set-Aside, borrowers should call or email the farm loan staff at their local FSA county office.The set-aside payment’s due date is moved to the final maturity date of the loan or extended up to twelve months in the case of an annual operating loan. Any principal set-aside will continue to accrue interest until it is repaid. This aims to improve the borrower’s cashflow in the current production cycle.FSA previously announced it was relaxing the loan-making process and adding flexibilities for servicing direct and guaranteed loans to provide credit to producers in need. Direct loan applicants and borrowers are encouraged to contact their local FSA county office to discuss loan making and servicing flexibilities and other needs or concerns. Customers participating in FSA’s guaranteed loan programs are encouraged to contact their lender. Information on these flexibilities, and office contact information, can be found on farmers.gov/coronavirus.FSA will be accepting most forms and applications by facsimile or electronic signature.  Some services are also available online to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the farmers.gov portal where producers can view USDA farm loan information and certain program applications and payments.  Customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll at farmers.gov/sign-in. By USDA Communications – May 24, 2020 Facebook Twitter FSA Expands Set-Aside Loan Provision for Customers Impacted by COVID-19last_img read more

Baseball continues to keep simple focus during win streak

first_imgFacebook Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine Josh Watson watches as he hits a ball into play. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook printTCU baseball has focused on three simple aspects of the game over the past couple weeks: pitching, defense and timely hitting.These three elements have propelled the young team to a new level at the perfect time of the season head coach Jim Schlossnagle said.Following the sweep at Baylor on Apr. 22, the Horned Frogs were at a low, sitting at 19-17 with postseason chances looking slim to none.To make matters worse, the team lost their ace in Jared Janczak and most explosive hitter in Luken Baker for the season. Janczak recently had surgery to repair Thoracic Outlet Syndrome while Baker fractured his left fibula and tore a ligament in his left ankle.“Those are definitely big losses,” sophomore pitcher Nick Lodolo said. “Everyone is doing their part. It would be great to have them, but we don’t. Everyone has to step up now and do our part.”Since then, Schlossnagle’s squad has exploded for eight wins in their last nine ballgames.“We got back home and we got some timely hits to get us going,” Schlossnagle said. “Some experience from Wanhanen and Watson started to show. These guys know where we are in the season and what has to happen for us to have any type of season in late May.”In the midst of their current five-game win streak, pitching and defense hit an all-time high for any Schlossnagle-lead team in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs pitched 42.2 scoreless innings, the longest such streak under the head coach.“The biggest thing that stands out to me is we’re not giving as many free bases as we were before,” Lodolo said. “Starters are pitching well and we have guys in the bullpen attacking the zone and doing exactly what they’re supposed to do.”Jared Janczak deals toward home plate in a win over Kansas State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoTwo starters who exploded during the win streak are sophomores Haylen Green and Jake Eissler. Coming out of the bullpen, sophomore reliever Cal Coughlin earned the first two saves of his career over the weekend.He attributed the team’s current success to their confidence.“We’re attacking and winning more of the little battles,” Coughlin said. “We’re taking it batter by batter and executing just like we should. It’s clicking and it’s paying off now.”Coughlin concurred with Lodolo and said that each team member has begun to do their job and take accountability for themselves.“I’ve always said our strength was going to be our pitching,” Schlossnagle said. “It’s tough to have this stretch without Janczak, but I’m super proud of how the guys who have been able to move into different spots and are playing well.”While the win streak is exciting at the moment, Schlossnagle understands there is still a lot of baseball to be played this season.“I wouldn’t make much of it yet,” Schlossnagle said. “Hopefully we can keep it up as we get into the fun part of the year.”The Horned Frogs will look to keep their win streak alive this weekend as they host West Virginia for a three-game series at Lupton Stadium. The series will begin Friday night at 6:30 p.m.Following a series victory over West Virginia to conclude the home portion of their schedule, the Horned Frogs will play their final four games away from Lupton Stadium. TCU will travel to face Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Twitter ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ + posts Robbie Vaglio ReddIt Previous articleWilliams earns NBA Combine invitation, draws praise from Houston Rockets’ scoutNext articleBaseball caps senior day with series victory over West Virginia Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Linkedin Snow temporarily stepping down as honors deanlast_img read more

Australian authorities had no reason to apologise to Jakarta governor Sutiyoso

first_img February 22, 2021 Find out more ——————-30.05.07Jakarta governor becomes fugitive from justice in Balibo five investigationReporters Without Borders voiced support today for Glebe deputy coroner Dorelle Pinch after her inquest into the 1975 murders of journalist Brian Peters and four colleagues in East Timor led to a diplomatic incident. A former Indonesian army officer who served in East Timor in 1975 and who is now governor of Jakarta yesterday chose to cut short an official visit to Australia rather than comply with a summons to testify.”We condemn Governor Sutiyoso’s decision to flee rather than testify to the coroner’s court,” the press freedom organisation said. “Dorelle Pinch must continue her investigation into the killing of the five journalists on 16 October 1975 in the East Timor town of Balibo. There is no reason to keep protecting the Indonesian military indefinitely.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Justice must now prevail, not impunity or diplomatic deals. What happened in Balibo was a war crime – the physical elimination of people who knew too much about a military invasion that subsequently led to the deaths of tens of thousands of Timorese.”The guest of the New South Wales government, Jakarta governor Sutiyoso was at his Sydney hotel yesterday when a police officer handed him a summons to appear before Pinch’s court, located in the Sydney suburb of Glebe. A retired lieutenant-general and possible candidate in the next presidential election, Sutiyoso was asked to testify as a member of the Indonesian brigade that attacked Balibo at the start of the invasion of East Timor.According to an Indonesian war reporter, Sutiyoso was a member of the special forces that killed the five journalists, although he denies being in Balibo. Within hours of receiving the summons, Sutiyoso boarded a flight to Jakarta and gave the Australian government a formal apology. Anti-Austrialian protests were held in Jakarta and Australian citizens were threatened. News News Evidence given by different witnesses to the Sydney coroner’s court inquest into the death of Brian Peters and four other journalists in the East Timor town of Balibo on 16 October 1975 indicate that former Gen. Sutiyoso, now governor of Jakarta, may have been an army captain in “Team Susi,” the Indonesian military unit responsible for taking Balibo that day.Members of an Indonesian coalition of human rights groups said at a new conference in Jakarta on 31 May that Governor Sutiyoso should have been arrested during a visit to Sydney when he failed to comply with a summons to give evidence to the inquest.Referring to UN police archives, the coalition said Sutiyoso led the unit that took the town of Batugade, which became the strategic base for taking Balibo a few days later. Now a retired army general, Sutiyoso commanded troops that committed war crimes during the invasion and occupation of East Timor, the coalition said. His name has also been mentioned in connection with the repression of Indonesian oppositions group, especially the PDI, during the dictatorship and the repression of separatists in Aceh.”Governor Sutiyoso’s orchestration of a diplomatic crisis since his return to Jakarta should not make us forget his record of human rights violations,” a coalition spokesperson said. “The Australian government should have insisted that the governor of Jakarta appear before the court in Sydney.”After cutting short a trip of Sydney and returning to Jakarta on 29 May, Gen. Sutiyoso angrily complained that a police officer forcibly entered his Sydney hotel room to deliver him the summons to appear before the inquest. His demands for an official apology were followed by anti-Australian demonstrations in Indonesia.Australia’s ambassador in Indonesia, Bill Farmer, and New South Wales premier Morris Iemma (who had invited Gen. Sutiyoso to Sydney) quickly apologised to him and said the “regrettable” incident would be investigated.When the inquest into the death of the five journalists in Balibo began last February, the Indonesian foreign minister warned Australia that “any discovery hostile to Indonesia in the course of this inquiry would only weaken the already tenuous links of this bilateral relationship.” News June 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Australian authorities had no reason to apologise to Jakarta governor Sutiyoso Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Australia Receive email alerts RSF_en In his summing-up, coroner’s legal counsel Mark Tedeschi yesterday asked the court to reach a verdict that the deaths of Peters and his four colleagues – who all worked for Australia TV stations – were premeditated murders by the Indonesian armed forces.Since resuming hearings on 2 May, the inquest has gathered ample evidence, including testimony by new witnesses, to establish that these murders were “war crimes” and to have recourse to international police procedures. The Geneva Conventions concerning the protection of civilians in war time empower the Australian judicial authorities to continue investigating these murders and to punish the perpetrators and their accomplices. AustraliaAsia – Pacific On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia AustraliaAsia – Pacific to go further RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia January 21, 2021 Find out more Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Newslast_img read more

Chase CEO: ‘Big, Dumb Banks’ Should Be Allowed to Fail

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post November 5, 2015 1,289 Views Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Tagged with: Bailouts Banks Jaime Dimon JPMorgan Chase Too Big to Fail Should banks actually be allowed to fail? Well, the “big, dumb” ones should, according to JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, who on Wednesday blasted the institutionalized belief that mega-dollar bailouts for badly run banks is good for the economy.Dimon’s comments that banks should be allowed to fail is the latest in a growing movement among top-tier banking execs who believe that financial institutions earn their own success or failure. In June, Wells Fargo’s former CEO, Dick Kovacevich, called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, “an unmitigated disaster” for several reasons, including institutionalizing the concept that there are some banks that can’t be allowed to go under. For Dimon, if a bank can’t keep its house in order, it does not deserve help getting out of the trouble it caused itself.The call to end bailouts has even become a political campaign issue. In October,presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stressed to TV host Stephen Colbert the importance of investors knowing that their banks could fail, and that the price of mismanagement should be suitably harsh.Dimon’s comments also coincide with a series of bills passed Wednesday by the House Financial Services Committee that aim to boost economic growth by increasing the accountability of financial regulators. At the sessions, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said that the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, rather than eliminating the “too big to fail” concept, has simply made more bureaucrats more untouchable and left more taxpayers to pick up an increasingly hefty bill for the economy in the wake of TARP assistance.”Banks should be allowed to fail,” said Dimon, speaking to 300 CEOs and senior executives at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. “For the American public, [bailouts] should be called ‘bankruptcy for big, dumb banks.'”Noteworthy is that JPMorgan Chase accepted $25 billion in TARP assistance in 2008, which Dimon at the time said the bank accepted “because we were asked to.” The bank has since paid the money back, plus more than $1 billion in fines related to the company’s acquisitions of Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. About Author: Scott Morgan Chase CEO: ‘Big, Dumb Banks’ Should Be Allowed to Fail Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: House Passes Amendment to Transportation Bill, Eliminating Delay to GSE G-Fee Cuts Next: Wells Fargo Promotes New Head of Home Lending Servicingcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Chase CEO: ‘Big, Dumb Banks’ Should Be Allowed to Fail Bailouts Banks Jaime Dimon JPMorgan Chase Too Big to Fail 2015-11-05 Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Doherty and Mac Lochlainn both support a three candidate strategy

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Doherty and Mac Lochlainn both support a three candidate strategy Sinn Féin sitting TDs in Donegal have backed the bid by Cllr Gary Doherty to be approved as a general election candidate.Deputies Pearse Doherty and Padraig Mac Lochlainn have issued a joint statement saying they would welcome Gary Doherty’s inclusion as a third Sinn Féin candidate.They say while it would present a significant challenge, the party’s members across Donegal are energised and up for the challenge of getting three Sinn Féin TDs in the newly formed single Donegal constituency. Twitter Previous articleBody found near Manorcunningham during search for missing manNext articleSocial finance seminar this evening for community groups and clubs in Donegal admin Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By admin – October 14, 2015 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Homepage BannerNews Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Go-ahead given for Primary Care Centre in Donegal Town

first_img Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Previous articleDoherty wants meeting with Bruton to discuss mining oppositionNext articleWallace re-elected to AGSI executive News Highland By News Highland – June 10, 2019 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebookcenter_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Planning permission has been granted for a new Primary Care Centre to be constructed in Donegal Town.The four storey Primary Care Centre and Ambulance Station at Drumlonagher will be constructed under a public private partnership following an agreement between the HSE, DHM Developments, and Remcoll Ltd.Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher says this project formed part of the previous programme for Government, and with a great deal of the preparatory work already done, he expects construction to begin very soon……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/copedont.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Go-ahead given for Primary Care Centre in Donegal Townlast_img read more

PSNI detain two more men in relation to Dungiven attack

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – April 26, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLetterkenny based Mumbai native says India needs help!Next articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Monday April 26th News Highland Twitter Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Facebookcenter_img The PSNI has arrested two men in connection with their investigation into the attempted murder of a female member of police staff, who is also a part time police officer.A viable device was discovered beside the young mother’s car in Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday April 19th, a week ago today.A 47 year old man was arrested in the Dungiven area and a 48 year old man, who was arrested in the Feeny area.Both have been taken to the Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, where they are being questioned by detectives. DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest PSNI detain two more men in relation to Dungiven attack WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

China Grove plans Fourth’ parade

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The China Grove Parade is the same “small town, downtown” parade that has become Fourth of July tradition for hundreds of people from near and far.“It’s still a simple, fun parade and we invite everyone to decorate a ride or grab one,” LaFountaine said. “We’ll have just about anything on parade — tricycles, bicycles, antique cars, tractors, wagons, mules, horses, riding lawnmowers, go-carts, golf carts, motorcycles, four-wheelers, pedestrians and even floats.”Half the fun of the China Grove Fourth of July Parade is being in it. The other half is watching it. Print Article Free cold, sliced watermelon will be available immediately following the parade.“Some people bring blankets and spread picnics after the parade,” LaFountaine said. “Others enjoy the food that we have available in the ‘downtown’ viewing area. The Meeksville Volunteer Fire Department will have a variety of festival-foods for sale. Hotdogs will be a dollar, hamburgers two dollars, barbecued chicken plates six dollars and a rib plate seven dollars. Those who want to take home some of the best meat right off the grill can get Boston butts for $20 each and a rack of ribs for only $15.”LaFountaine said many people stay around China Grove after the parade to have lunch and visit with friends and neighbors and enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration.“There’s nothing fancy about the China Grove Parade but, if you want to experience the Fourth of July in much the way it was celebrated in the “good ol’ days,’ then China Grove is where you’ll want to be on Saturday, July 3,” LaFountaine said.For more information, call 334-584-7392. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen The bad news is that there will be no Parade in China Grove on the Fourth of July this year.The good news is that the China Grove Fourth of July Parade will, instead, be on Saturday, July 3, in the usually sleepy, little community in Northern Pike County.“Because the Fourth of July is on Sunday this year, we will have the annual China Grove Fourth of July parade on Saturday, July 3,” said Diane LaFountaine, event publicity chair. “This will be our 11th Fourth of July Parade and this is the second time that the Fourth has been on Sunday. The last time, we celebrated on July 3 and had a great crowd. We expect another great crowd this year.” The parade gets under way at 10 a.m. with lineup on both the Lockheed Martin and Needmore roads.Roadside viewing areas are all along the Lockheed Martin Road leading into China Grove and in downtown China Grove.A lot of people put chairs in the back of their trucks, others sit on the hoods of their cars, others bring lawn chairs and others are too excited to even sit down.But you don’t want to get too far from the road because, at China Grove, it’s still all right to throw candy. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Published 12:00 am Monday, June 21, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Emergency road project in the works Nothing’s final yet, but if Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford has his way, the city will soon see some major construction… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits China Grove plans Fourth’ parade Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Stephen Malkoff ‘pencils in’ the magic of trees

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Malkoff has been featured in “Southern Living,” which gave him the title, “the tree man” and it stuck. He has also been featured in “Country Living” and “Guidepost.”“I’m fortunate that I can make a living with the gift that God has given me,” Malkoff said. “I think that it’s a feast or famine thing for artists who are ‘called’ to their craft. I’m schooled as an architect and I could have told my parents that I wanted to be a rock star and it wouldn’t have scared them as much as saying I wanted to be an artist. But I love what I do, what I was called to do … draw trees.Malkoff said there’s just something magical about trees.“They touch so many lives,” he said. “Trees are handcrafted by God. They are like silent witnesses to our lives. Trees outlive us by hundreds of years. They are essential to life, these trees.”For Malkoff, it is important to draw his trees in great detail, to draw each limb, each leaf, each piece of bark and the clinging moss.“I draw a very small piece at a time,” he said. “It can take a day to draw that one piece. It’s like putting a puzzle together. I do about two drawings a year because it takes about four months to complete one drawing.”Malkoff has drawn trees from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts.He drew the General Sherman in the Sequoia National Forest, which is the great-grandfather of all the giant sequoias. The General Sherman is the largest known living stem tree on the planet and is between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.“Standing there at the base of the General Sherman, I realized how small we are in this universe and how great God is,” Malkoff said.On the other coast, Malkoff has drawn the Angel Oak on St. John’s Island and the 1817 William Bacher Oak at Atlantic Beach.He has drawn George Washington’s Trees at Mt. Vernon, where he got to stay on the grounds, which is almost unprecedented, the Walt Disney boyhood, “Dreaming Tree” and the Arlington Oak that was planted to overlook President John F. Kennedy’s grave.“I walked the burial ground before it was opened to the public and it hit me between the eyes, those grave stones like white caps as far as the eye can see,” Malkoff said.“That was an awesome day for my heart, seeing the price that had been paid for our freedom.”The prints of Malkoff’s drawing, “The Historic Trees of Toomer’s Corner” are in great demand especially, now that the poisoned trees have been cut down.“The Toomer’s Corner trees and the Geneva Oak have personal meaning for me,” he said. “I’m saddened at the loss of the trees at Toomer’s Corner. I hope that I have captured in some small way their significance.“And, my mama didn’t raise a dummy. The ‘Elephant Walk of a Champion’ is one of the best drawings I’ve done.“But whatever I draw, I do my best because God has given me a talent and I want to use it in a way to give honor to Him.” Print Article By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like A view from Wolf Mountain Wolf Mountain stands unobtrusively along the fringes of northeastern Pike County. Perhaps, not even the folks who inhabit the communities… read more Published 11:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2013 Nationally and internationally acclaimed arboreal artist Stephen Malkoff will be a feature artist at TroyFest today and Sunday on the square in downtown Troy. Stephen Malkoff’s career as a “tree artist” budded with his drawing of the Geneva Oak, which was the anniversary gift from the starving artist to his wife, Lori.Stephen Malkoff has traveled the nation drawing the country’s famous trees but none mean more to him than the “Historic Trees of Toomer’s Corner.”Except…Even though Malkoff is an Auburn University graduate and a former Auburn Tiger football player, there’s one tree that has, maybe more, personal meaning to him than those at Toomer’s Corner … the Geneva Oak. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Stephen Malkoff ‘pencils in’ the magic of trees Malkoff had not put his original pencil drawing of the Geneva Oak on display at the Geneva Festival on the Rivers before he had an offer of $10,000 for the drawing.“My wife, Lori, immediately got out of her lawn chair and said that she would eat hotdogs, but I was not going to sell the original,” Malkoff said, laughing. “We could have lived off that sale for year. But, I’m so glad that I didn’t sell it and I wouldn’t sell it now for a million dollars.”Malkoff’s original drawing of the Geneva Oak hangs in his family’s home in Enterprise. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Sponsored Content Skip It’s a daily reminder of his wife’s fervent belief in him, the love they share and their commitment to the preservation of the beauty and majesty of America’s historic trees.Today, Malkoff is known nationally and internationally for his pencil drawings of historic trees but there was famine before the feast.“I was a starving artist but Lori believed in me and my talent,” Malkoff said. “She was willing to be the bread winner while I stayed home to draw.”It was during that time that Malkoff, having no money to buy his wife an anniversary gift, gave Lori the original drawing of the Geneva Oak. He could have gifted her with the Hope Diamond and it would pale in comparison to the drawing of the historic oak. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more