Spring Gardening: Getting Ready

first_imgHome Garden Transplants, Leaflet 128. Next, take a soil sample to your county agent. This is probably the most importantthing you do as a gardener. Soil-test results tell how much residual fertilizers are inyour soil and how much to add to get good plant growth.A soil test also tells the pH of your soil, which is the basis for limingrecommendations.If you’re an organic gardener, the Extension office can give you a formula to convertfertilizer recommendations to organic ones.Good soil is the key. Remember, all plants grow better in soil that allows good rootdevelopment, drainage and nutrient uptake.If you’re following regular gardening practices, turn the soil and bury the top litteron the bottom of the trench. Also, incorporate organic matter — compost, peat moss orsimilar materials — into your soil now.Proper plant growth depends on site selection, too. If you can, put the garden in fullsun, near the house and near a water supply. Try to avoid areas infested with nut grassand other troublesome weeds.Sun. Most vegetables need full sunlight (eight hours or more). Plant leaf crops, suchas broccoli, collards, and spinach, in partial shade (four to six hours of sun).Near the house. Being close to your garden will help you notice insect, disease, andweed problems and take steps to control them before they can cause serious damage.Water supply. You’ll need water to grow a garden anywhere in Georgia. Mulches andorganic matter will greatly improve the soil’s moisture-holding capacity and reduceevaporation loss.Paying attention to these things now will help ensure your gardening success all year. Vegetable Gardening Calendar, Leaflet 174. Home Vegetable Gardening, Leaflet 171. Now that spring is just around the corner, gardeners are eager to start planting.However, there are several important steps to take now to make this year’s garden the bestever.First, make a garden plan that includes a list of vegetables and varieties you want,and how much of each the family needs.If you have limited space, replace vegetables your family may not eat. Remember,lettuce will produce a lot more food than cabbage from the same space.Lay out the garden on paper. This is important, because you need to rotate crops fromone place to another to reduce disease and insect pressure. Simply stated, don’t planttomatoes in the same place year after year.Once you know what you want to plant, and how much, order seeds or buy them from areputable local dealer. Buy the best seeds. STAY AWAY FROM CHEAP SEEDS — they’re never abargain. Cheap seeds may not be adapted to your area and often will have low germinationrates.If you’re going to buy transplants, look them over carefully. If you see any sign ofinsects (look under the leaves) or disease, put them back on the shelf and ask when thenext shipment is coming in. Or go somewhere else to buy.Don’t take insect and disease problems home and put them into your garden. Leave allinfected, weak or damaged plants at the store.See if your local supplier can get that new tomato and pepper. If he can’t, look intogrowing your own. They’re easy to grow, and you know exactly what you’re getting. And youcan show off those white, yellow or Italian paste tomatoes that weren’t in the store. Beadventuresome!Learn about gardening by visiting the county Extension office. Most areas havewell-informed green-thumb gardeners who will share their knowledge with novices.The Extension office has these publications, among others. Gardening, Bulletin 577.last_img read more

The Ortega Government Made Democracy “Impossible” In Nicaragua, Says OAS Commission

first_imgBy Alina Dieste / AFP November 22, 2019 The Daniel Ortega government has made democracy “impossible” in Nicaragua, said on November 19 the Organization of American States’ (OAS) commission created to seek a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Central American country.Nicaragua is engulfed in a political and social crisis since the massive protests that started in April 2018 against the Ortega government, whose repression killed and imprisoned hundreds of people. Tens of thousands are also in exile in neighboring countries.“The commission understands that the control and subordination mechanisms that the government of Nicaragua has been developing with respect to other branches of government, including the judiciary, the legislature, the Supreme Electoral Council, and others, make the country’s democratic functioning impossible, thus making it a co-opted State that’s incompatible with the rule of law,” the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua concluded.The group, created at the OAS General Assembly in June and made up in August of representatives from Argentina, Canada, Jamaica, Paraguay, and the United States, pointed to an “alteration of the constitutional regime” in the country because of Ortega’s actions.“The commission is of the view that actions taken or permitted by the government of Nicaragua since April 2018 are inconsistent with the rights and guarantees protected by its own 1987 Constitution, which give rise to an alteration of the constitutional regime that seriously impairs the democratic order in Nicaragua, as outlined in Article 20 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” the commission said.The “critical situation” in Nicaragua requires “urgent attention” by the international community, the group said, stating that in order to reestablish democracy, the country’s “suppressed civil and political liberties” should be restored, and institutional reforms should occur as a first step to enable “fair, free, and transparent elections.”The repression of protests against the Nicaraguan government, which arose in response to proposed social security system reforms but led to a movement urging Ortega to give up power, left at least 328 people dead, 130 detained, and 88,000 exiled, according to the latest report from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an autonomous entity of the OAS.An anti-government protester writes a graffiti that reads “Ortega and Murillo Out” during a demonstration against the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Managua. (Photo: INTI OCON / AFP)“State persecution”On November 19, the IACHR condemned the “State persecution to which the victims of human right violations and their families are increasingly subjected to in Nicaragua” and urged authorities to “cease repression and the closure of democratic spaces.”Ortega, who has been in office since 2007, denounced the opposition’s protests as an attempted coup, supported by Washington.In its report, the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua said that the Ortega government refused to meet with its members, who were banned from entering the country.However, the commission “was able to hear testimonies from a number of victims and stakeholders,” it said, stressing the support of El Salvador in facilitating meetings there with “important witnesses.”Since the Ortega government refuses to collaborate or resume conversations with the opposition, which the Nicaraguan head of state ended on July 30 after talks were suspended in May, the commission declared diplomatic efforts to be “unsuccessful.”It recommended that the OAS Permanent Council, an executive body of 34 active nations in the regional bloc, “declare there is an unconstitutional alteration of the constitutional regime that seriously impairs the democratic order in Nicaragua and immediately convene a special session of the General Assembly to review the matter.”last_img read more

Hotel experts are gathering at the Adria Hotel Forum this year as well

first_img“Who finances development projects in the region and under what conditions”, “How can investment be secured”, “What to do with employment issues that are constantly growing and a challenge for investors”, “What are lifestyle hotels and how much hotel design affects guest experience ”are also some of the topics that will be part of this year’s AHF program.  After six years in Zagreb, the only international hotel and investment conference in the region, Adria Hotel Forum (AHF), will be held 20.-21.2. in Belgrade at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentPavle Radulović, Minister, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of MontenegroCharlie Ballard, global director of customer behavior, TripAdvisorJules van Gaalen, Director of Hotel Transactions, Colliers InternationalDavid Jenkins, Senior Vice President of Development, Radisson Hotel Group Nicolas Horky, Transaction Director, Pricipal Real Estate Europe Dirk Bakker, Hotels Manager for the EMEA Region, Colliers International Takuya Aoyama, Senior President for Acquisitions and Development, Hyatt InternationalŽivorad Vasić, director of the region, IHGThomas Emanuel, director, STRAndrew Sangster, owner, Hotel AnalystBojan Jelenić, development architect, IHGIvana Budin Arhanić, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Affairs, Valamar RivieraJonathon Dominic Spada, founder, SAYHELLO CreativeRally Slonim, CEO, Arena Hospitality GroupNikola Nedeljković, director, Belgrade WaterfrontNicolas Stachowiak, LifeStyle Brand Development Director, AccorHotels EuropeSlaven Bošnjak, Member of the Management Board, Allianz ZBDavid Poet, head of the international hotel and tourism segment, Gallagher and many others.  Every year, AHF brings in global investors, but also global experts, so they confirmed their participation in this year’s Forum:  Also, the program will discuss the upcoming financial crisis predicted by the media, which is forecast for 2020, and examine what projects are in focus for investors. center_img In addition to the educational part, AHF will for the first time organize a gala dinner with a surprise band and a party after the second day of the conference.  The theme of the seventh AHF is “Is the future bright?“. As an introduction, a large presentation of three renowned international companies TripAdvisor, STR and Colliers International will be held, which will show for the first time the relationship of market changes with hotel prices and the level of investment in one destination. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Remembers Victims During Ceremony for One-Year Mark of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

first_img October 27, 2019 Gov. Wolf Remembers Victims During Ceremony for One-Year Mark of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf commemorated the one-year mark since the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh at a ceremony sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.“It’s difficult to believe a year has passed since the shooting. I’ve carried sorrow for the victims, their families and the community as, like many Pennsylvanians, I sought to understand why this heinous attack occurred and how we can prevent anything like it from ever happening again,” said Gov. Wolf. “While today’s commemoration does not erase the pain felt in this community, I hope seeing and hearing the support of everyone who gathered together provides some solace.”Gov. Wolf read a section from Rabbi Sidney Greenberg’s “Lessons for Living.” The commemoration, held at Soldiers & Sailors in Pittsburgh, featured other readings, prayer, music performed by the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts alumni string quartet, and a video tribute to the victims.The City of Pittsburgh declared October 27 “Remember Repair Together Day” in perpetuity to honor the 11 people who were killed and the seven injured during the attack. Gov. Wolf extended the declaration statewide and asked all Pennsylvanians to join him in honoring the community with a day of building bridges of friendship, understanding and welcome.The governor honored the victims throughout the year. In September, he carried a mezuzah that was hanging inside the synagogue with him as he visited Paneriai, Lithuania, and Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, two locations of atrocities against people of the Jewish faith during the Holocaust. He wrote the names of the 11 people who died during the Tree of Life shooting in the guestbooks at both memorials.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Statoil gains nod to use Maersk jack-up for Gina Krog well

first_imgNorwegian oil company Statoil has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill an exploration well on the Gina Krog field in the North Sea with the Maersk Integrator jack-up rig. Gina Krog is an oil and gas field located 250 kilometers west of Stavanger and 30 kilometers north-west of the Sleipner A platform in the North Sea offshore Norway. The field came on stream in 2017.Statoil and the partners invested a total of some NOK 31 billion in the development of the Gina Krog field.Exploration well 15/6-14 S, which Statoil has now received consent to drill, is to be drilled as a sidetrack from existing well 15/6-B-2. Water depth at the site is 116 meters.According to the PSA, the drilling is estimated to last 17 days in the event of a dry well and 25 days in the event of a discovery, and will start in September.The well is to be drilled by the Maersk Integrator jack-up drilling rig, which was built and delivered by the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in 2014. The facility will be operated by Maersk Drilling Norge.Maersk Integrator was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AOC) by the PSA in June 2015.last_img read more

BST CAT Tour, El Paso County Raceway championship night is Sept. 23

first_imgBy Suzan McCoyCALHAN, Colo. – Moving forward and not letting the rain get in the way, the BST CAT Tour and El Paso County Raceway have announced their championship race night for Saturday, Sept. 23.CAT features five sanctioned divisions, the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.The tour travels to four different dirt tracks in Colorado, Phillips County Raceway at Holyoke, I-76 Speedway at Fort Morgan, El Paso County Raceway at Calhan and Lamar Speedway.The CAT leader for Modifieds is John Burrow Jr. with 247 points but Greg Sharpe is right behind Burrow with 243 points. A.J. Valim was leading by 10 points over Burrow and Sharpe before the July 3 race at I-76 Speedway where he wrecked in the heat race and started in the “B” main; however, Valim continues to lead at El Paso County.Joe Bellm returned to racing this year and became the CAT Stock Car and Allstar Performance State point leader with John Luck trailing in CAT by only one point. Phil Reid is the point leader at El Paso County and is only two points behind Bellm for the state championship.Northern SportMod CAT and state point leader Ryan Moser has a 29 point lead in CAT over Danny Concelman. Moser is third in points at El Paso County behind Kelly Yutterman and Brian Lessig.CAT Hobby Stock point leader Shad Cooper blew his engine at Phillips County Raceway on Aug. 4 which could open the door for Max Quint. Kolby Stegman had a two-point lead over Jacob Cox at El Paso.Leading in the CAT Sport Compact, state and El Paso County standings is Chad Mann, but Shalanda Smith is only a few points behind for all three. With all the divisions being too close to call, we are excited to get to the track and watch these racers compete for championships.last_img read more

Gibson moves closer to return

first_img The club have announced Goodison Park will be opened on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster to screen the memorial service for the 96 victims being held across Stanley Park at Anfield. Martinez will give a speech at the service itself on April 15 but Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright will be in attendance at Goodison with the rest of the first team squad to watch the live screening. “Two much-admired, world famous football clubs have stood shoulder-to-shoulder since the unimaginable tragedy at Hillsborough some 25 years ago,” said Kenwright. “Everton will continue to provide support whenever we can to the remarkable Hillsborough Family Support Group. “We are proud of them, and for them. We also know that the compassion and fraternity that transcends our city would have been there, unswerving and unconditional, if the balls (in the FA Cup semi-final draw) had simply come out of the bag differently prior to that fateful day.” After the screening Everton will hold a short memorial of their own after which a group of local school children will lead a procession from Goodison Park to Anfield, holding 96 linked football scarves to represent the unity of Everton and Liverpool since the disaster in 1989. Last week, Everton announced they would erect a Hillsborough memorial plaque to pay tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough. Press Association “Darron is working well and is going to join the group very soon,” said the Toffees boss. “Then it’s about seeing how he can adapt to the demands of working with the group. “He is out on the grass, though he hasn’t joined in with the group yet. That’s not going to be too far away with how he is recovering. “The one-to-one work is showing really well and I don’t think he is going to be too far away from joining in with the group, which is a real success in itself.” Martinez said Gibson had progressed quicker than expected and playing again this season would speak volumes about the midfielder’s character. “He is well ahead of schedule and that always pleases me, to see a player get ahead of the timing because it shows all the hard work they put in behind the scenes when nobody is watching,” the Spaniard told evertontv. “The desire of Darron has been sensational in that respect and to have him around the place is a great sign. “It will be great for him to be involved one way or another before the season ends, even though that would be an incredible and remarkable achievement since looking back on when the injury happened with the national team.” The Republic of Ireland international suffered an injury to a cruciate ligament playing for his country against Kazakhstan in September having made just one appearance for his club this season. Manager Roberto Martinez has remained optimistic the 26-year-old could return before the end of the campaign and he will start taking tentative steps towards that in the near future. Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is edging closer to a return to first-team training as his rehabilitation from a knee operation continues. last_img read more

Palace pursuit of Mackay paused

first_img Betting was suspended on Tuesday evening as former Cardiff boss Mackay appeared destined to replace Tony Pulis as manager at Palace. But, despite constant links, the 42-year-old was not appointed on Wednesday – and reports last night suggested there was unlikely to be any change in the situation. With Glenn Hoddle and Tim Sherwood other favourites to take over at the club, Palace do still have options after seemingly deciding against Mackay, but chairman Steve Parish will be keen to appoint someone soon having stressed he wanted a quick resolution to the club’s managerial post. Millen, who oversaw the narrow 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season, is likely to be in charge for the visit of London rivals West Ham on Saturday. The club confirmed on Wednesday that Millen will front up to the media on Thursday afternoon and, even if a permanent successor to Pulis is found before 3pm on Saturday, Millen now seems certain to be in charge of first-team affairs for the Hammers’ clash. Pulis took charge in November, with Palace the heavy favourites to fall out of the division. The former Stoke manager took the Eagles on a great run which saw them finish 11th and remain in the Premier League for more than a single season for the first time. Rifts caused over a lack of transfers and a clash over the type of players they wanted to recruit is believed to be at the heart of Pulis’ exit although, when appointed, the new manager will be hopeful of spending some money to add to the signings of Chris Kettings, Fraizer Campbell, Brede Hangeland and Martin Kelly. Former Tottenham head coach Sherwood is now the favourite to take over at the Palace helm, with Martin Jol and Steve Clarke also believed to be in the running for the post. Crystal Palace appear to have pressed pause on a move for Malky Mackay to take over at Selhurst Park with caretaker boss Keith Millen expected to be in charge for Saturday’s meeting with West Ham. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Three Syracuse players selected in Major League Lacrosse draft

first_img Published on January 11, 2014 at 1:53 am Contact Josh: [email protected] On Friday night, three Syracuse senior lacrosse players were chosen in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. Defender Matt Harris was chosen by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and midfielder Scott Loy and attack Derek Maltz were both chosen by the Ohio Machine.Harris was chosen in the third round (No. 21 overall) by the defending MLL champion Bayhawks. The defender, who is one of four SU team captains this season, was an All-Big East Second Team performer last year. In 2013, Harris led SU in caused turnovers (29) and ranked second on the team in ground balls (52). Harris has 109 career ground balls and 47 caused turnovers in his SU career.The Ohio Machine used back-to-back selections to choose Loy in the fourth round (No. 27 overall) and Maltz in the fifth round (No. 39 overall). Loy started 18 games in 2013 and scored 20 goals. In 48 career games for the Orange, Loy has 29 goals and six assists.Maltz is also a team co-captain and earned All-Big East Second Team honors in 2013. He was second on the Orange with 32 goals last season. In his career, Maltz has 79 points, including 63 goals.SU opens its 2014 campaign against Siena College on Feb. 10 at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more