Q: Dear Lindy, I have a Facebook page and put pictures of my cakes on it. I have noticed that another cake baker has lifted a couple of pictures of my cakes and displayed them as part of a gallery on her Facebook page. People might say that is flattering, but I am not happy about it. What should I do?A: You have every right to be unhappy about this, they are your cakes and your photographs.There’s a common misconception that because there are so many photographs on the internet they must be freely available for everyone to use! This is generally NOT the case as Copyright to photographs for example is an automatic right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. This basically means, if someone else is using your photographs on their website, blog or social media sites they are breaking the law!I have found, yes it’s happened to me too, that if you contact the person in question and enlighten them about copyright they are usually only too willing to remove the photos immediately, most people don’t realise they are breaking the law! If this doesn’t work, you can report a violation of the Facebook Terms to Facebook itself, instructions and help are on their site.Note: if someone simply shares a photo on sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr that’s slightly different. I love it when my cake photos are shared on Facebook and Pinterest as it means many more people can be inspired by my work.Moving forwards, consider adding a watermark to your images, opinion is divided on this but I have found that people think twice about using an image that is obviously someone else’s.I hope the above suggestions help. Happy bakingVisit Lindy Smith’s website
By Darbie GranberryUniversity of GeorgiaCompost is a hot topic. If you’ve been reading the latestgardening articles or watching your favorite TV gardening guru,you’ve probably seen its use enthusiastically touted.Most gardeners agree that compost is good for the garden. But whyis it good? And how should it be applied?Compost is what’s left of organic matter after microbes havethoroughly decomposed it. Simply put, it’s decayed organic matter.Through the composting process, plant and animal materials arebroken down into smaller particles. The final product has anorganic-matter content around 35 percent to 45 percent andresembles potting media.Organic fertilizerBecause it’s high in organic matter and doesn’t contain”synthetic” chemical fertilizers, compost is a good source oforganic fertilizer.Generally speaking, organic fertilizers come from plants oranimals that took up these nutrients, or fertilizer elements, andchemically bound them in their tissues and by-products.Because they’re integrated into complex organic molecules, theplant nutrients in organic fertilizers are in relatively lowconcentrations. They’re not water soluble. And they’re notreadily available. They have to be broken down by organisms inthe soil before the bound nutrients are released for plant rootsto take up.This keeps the nutrients from being washed out of the soil byheavy rains. It results in its slow release over many weeks oreven months.Nutrient contentThe nutrient content of compost varies with the materialscomposted and the specific composting process. Generally, though,it falls within these ranges: nitrogen, 1 percent to 2 percent;phosphorus, 0.2 percent to 1 percent; potassium, 0.5 percent to1.5 percent; and calcium, 0.05 percent to 2 percent.Besides these major nutrients, compost also contains smallamounts of micronutrients such as boron, copper, manganese andzinc.Remember, organic fertilizer is slowly released. So, it usuallyworks best as a supplement to conventional fertilizer, not as areplacement.Compost, though, does more for the garden than just provideorganic fertilizer. It also helps: Increase the soil’s capacity to hold water and nutrients.Reduce soil compaction, allowing more air and water to moveamong soil particles.Improve the soil’s tilth, or structure, making it easier forroots to grow and thrive there. How much, when to applyEight to 10 weeks before you plant, broadcast compost over thegarden. Any amount is helpful. But for best results, initiallyapply 20 to 30 pounds of compost per 100 square feet of gardensoil. Scatter it uniformly over all of the garden.And immediately after you spread it out, for best results, tillthe compost into the top 8 to 10 inches of soil. To keep a goodthing going, follow up the initial application each year with 10to 15 pounds of added compost per 100 square feet.Compost will help give you your best garden ever. It will helpyou have a richer, more rewarding gardening experience.(Darbie Granberry is an extension horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)
Loading… So far the PFA’s position is that pay cuts are not needed because of the chance of the leagues will recommence. Taylor stated: “There is no need to make a cut if the season is completed.” Premier League fixtures are currently suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus crisis ( Read Also: Liverpool join Man Utd, Real Madrid to fight for Osimhen However, this stance is contentious and even some club chiefs have criticised it. Taylor is set to meet with the ELF and Premier League on Wednesday for a final showdown in discussions amid the coronavirus pandemic. It is reported that Championship sides have already made a £5million loss because of the current climate, while many club directors are ‘desperate’ for guidance from the EFL with regard to wage deferrals and cuts FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has vowed to block plans to cut Premier League players’ wages as the debate over the coronavirus crisis rumbles on. And the former Bolton and Birmingham winger also said that the union will want to know the financial position of a club before it offers them a deferral, meaning that clubs will only be offered monetary relief based on their own merits and it won’t be a one-size-fits-all scenario. PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has vowed to block plans to cut player wages A majority of clubs in the EFL are looking to defer wage payments owing to the current coronavirus pandemic but Taylor is concerned some may use the current climate to cash in. He told the Daily Mail : “We don’t just want anyone taking advantage of this crisis to suit their own ends. A request for deferral of wages has to be realistic and meaningful and needs due diligence. Players have their own welfare to think about.” The report goes on to state that there are at least three known clubs who have requested that players take a cut in salary as to ensure staff members are protected, only to be told by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) they are unable to agree without the consent of the trade union. Taylor continued: “Inevitably clubs are putting it to players — the captain or the PFA delegate. But we are encouraging players not to accept that. “One group (accepting a deferral or cut) makes players at other clubs feel uncomfortable. We would rather do it with everyone, including us, involved.”
A politician has revealed that some Donegal families are taking home as much as €85,000 in social welfare payments.Senator Jimmy Harte highlighted the case of one family who are being paid €90,000 or €1,763 per week without having to go outside their front door.The unemployed married couple, who have four children, claim a range of social welfare benefits. The shocking revelation was made to the Labour Senator who has now called for a cap on the amount of welfare payments.Senator Harte, who received the information from Department of Social Protection officials, said €50,000 is more than enough for a family to survive on.“It doesn’t matter if this family is from Bosnia or Bundoran – this is far too much.“The family are doing nothing illegal but the system is wrong when a couple are able to receive €90,000 per year for doing nothing. “There are married couples out there in Donegal with two good jobs, working very hard and are not receiving anything like this.“As well as receiving €90,000, they will not have to pay property tax or water charges. That is just wrong.“This is a Dublin-based family but I know there are families in Co Donegal receiving up to €85,000. They won’t take in as much in rent allowance but they are still entitled to all the other payments,” he said.According to figures obtained by Senator Harte the following is the weekly breakdown of the social welfare payments received by the family – Father on Disability Allowance €322, Guardian’s Pension for child taken in €286, Rent Supplement €276, Mother – Carer’s Allowance €380, Child Benefit €288, Daughter (17 years) Special Needs €211.Senator Harte said he has forwarded all this information on to the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. He says he has now personal grudge against this family but wants a ‘root and branch’ search of all families on social welfare and a cap put on payments.“This is being done by the Minister’s office and this is a prime example of it. I’m sure there are many more out there.“We need to start from the bottom and examine all these payments. I find it difficult to believe that people could not survive on €50,000 a year.“I’m sure there are many couples who would just love to be able to say they take home €90,000 a year without having to go outside their front door,” he fumed. EndsFAMILIES ARE CLAIMING UP TO €85,000 IN SOCIAL WELFARE PAYMENTS – HARTE was last modified: September 27th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Senator Jimmy Harte
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House on Tuesday sidestepped questions about whether Vice President Dick Cheney passed on to his top aide the identity of a CIA officer central to a federal grand jury probe. Notes in the hands of a federal prosecutor suggest that Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, first heard of the CIA officer from Cheney himself, The New York Times reported in Tuesday’s editions. A federal prosecutor is investigating whether the officer’s identity was improperly disclosed. The Times said notes of a previously undisclosed June 12, 2003, conversation between Libby and Cheney appear to differ from Libby’s grand jury testimony that he first heard of Valerie Plame from journalists. “This is a question relating to an ongoing investigation and we’re not having any further comment on the investigation while it’s ongoing,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. Pressed about Cheney’s knowledge about the CIA officer, McClellan said: “I think you’re prejudging things and speculating and we’re not going to prejudge or speculate about things.” McClellan said Cheney – who participated in a morning video conference on the Florida hurricane from Wyoming, where he is speaking at a University of Wyoming dinner tonight – is doing a “great job” as vice president. The spokesman also said Cheney’s public comments have always been truthful. The New York Times identified its sources in the story as lawyers involved in the case. Libby has emerged at the center of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald’s criminal investigation in recent weeks because of the Cheney aide’s conversations about Plame with Times reporter Judith Miller. Miller said Libby spoke to her about Plame and her husband, Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson, on three occasions – although not necessarily by name and without indicating he knew she was undercover. Libby’s notes show that Cheney knew Plame worked at the CIA more than a month before her identity was publicly exposed by columnist Robert Novak. At the time of the Cheney-Libby conversation, Wilson had been referred to – but not by name – in the Times and on the morning of June 12, 2003 on the front page of The Washington Post. The Times reported that Libby’s notes indicate Cheney got his information about Wilson from then-CIA Director George Tenet, but said there was no indication he knew her name. The notes also contain no suggestion that Cheney or Libby knew at the time of their conversation of Plame’s undercover status or that her identity was classified, the paper said. Disclosing the identify of a covert CIA agent can be a crime, but only if the person who discloses it knows the agent is classified as working undercover. The Times quoted lawyers involved in the case as saying they had no indication Fitzgerald was considering charging Cheney with a crime. But the paper said any efforts by Libby to steer investigators away from his conversation with Cheney might be viewed by a prosecutor as attempt to impede the inquiry, which could be a crime. According to a former intelligence official close to Tenet, the former CIA chief has not been in touch with Fitzgerald’s staff for more than 15 months and was not asked to testify before the grand jury even though he was interviewed by Fitzgerald and his staff. The official told the Times that Tenet declined to comment on the investigation. Libby’s lawyer, Joseph Tate, did not return phone calls and e-mail to his office. Fitzgerald is expected to decide this week whether to seek criminal indictments in the case. Lawyers involved in the case have said Libby and Karl Rove, President Bush’s senior adviser, both face the possibility of indictment. McClellan said both Rove and Libby were at work on Tuesday. Fitzgerald questioned Cheney under oath more than a year ago, but it is not known what the vice president told the prosecutor. Cheney has said little in public about what he knew. In September 2003, he told NBC he did not know Wilson or who sent him on a trip to Niger in 2002 to check into intelligence – some of it later deemed unreliable – that Iraq may have been seeking to buy uranium there. “I don’t know who sent Joe Wilson. He never submitted a report that I ever saw when he came back,” Cheney said at the time. “… I don’t know Mr. Wilson. I probably shouldn’t judge him. I have no idea who hired him.” Asked Tuesday whether Cheney always tells the truth to the public, McClellan said, “Yes.” “Frankly I think it’s a ridiculous question,” he said. “The vice president, like the president, is a straightforward plainspoken person.” The Cheney-Libby conversation occurred the same day that The Washington Post published a front-page story about the CIA sending a retired diplomat to Africa, where he was unable to corroborate intelligence that Iraq was trying to acquire uranium yellowcake from Niger. The diplomat was Wilson. A year after Wilson’s trip, President Bush cited British intelligence in his State of the Union address as suggesting that Iraq was pursuing uranium in Africa. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!