Lawn Irrigation.

first_img “People think the more water they give their turf, the better it will perform,” said Gil Landry, an extension turf scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But if your turf gets too much water, you create a catalyst for disease. An inch of water a week is the rule of thumb.” So do you know when you’ve applied an inch of water to your lawn? Most sprinkler systems apply about one-fourth inch of water per hour. “So you’d need to run your system for four hours to apply one inch of water,” Landry said. “But all sprinklers are different. They all have different nozzles, so you should test your system’s output.” To test your sprinkling system, Landry said, place open-top containers of the same size, such as margarine tubs, randomly on your lawn. After an hour, measure the amount of water in each container. “The difference in the amounts will give you an estimate of the water distribution and application rate,” he said. “When you have an inch of water in your containers, you know you’ve applied enough water.” Landry says homeowners should also keep in mind how fast the soil can absorb the water. “Apply enough water to soak the soil 6 to 8 inches deep,” he said. “If your system is applying water too fast, you’re just watering the curb and sidewalk, because the water is running off.” To make the most of your efforts, Landry said, water between sundown and sunrise. Watering turf more often than recommended will actually hurt its performance. “Light, frequent irrigation produces shallow and weak root systems,” Landry said. “A shallow root system prevents efficient use of plant nutrients and water in the soil.” Mowing your lawn regularly is important, too, especially during a drought. “Mow often enough that no more than one-third of the leaf tissue is removed during a cutting,” Landry said. “And raise the mowing height. This helps the grass maintain a deep root system, which helps it find more water.” Drought conditions are resulting in water restrictions in many counties across Georgia.When you’re only allowed a few hours for outdoor watering, knowing how much water to giveyour lawn is important.University of Georgia experts say homeowners normally water their lawns too much andtoo often. This year, the drought and water restrictions are keeping them from making thismistake.The Rule of Thumb Water Right Photo: Dan Rahn Test Your Systemlast_img read more

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12 money rules to live by

first_img 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One-size-fits-all financial advice isn’t supposed to work. We’re all as unique as snowflakes, so the financial rules that guide us should be molded to our individual situations.Except it turns out that rules of thumb can be really helpful.A study of West Point cadets, for example, found teaching rules of thumb was at least as effective as standard personal finance training in increasing students’ knowledge and confidence as well as their willingness to take financial risks. Researchers found money rules of thumb actually were more effective than teaching accounting principles to small-business owners in the Dominican Republic.Besides, we all have busy lives — sometimes, we just want an answer. If you’re tired of the “on the one hand this, on the other hand that” approach to financial advice, check out these guidelines I’ve collected over the years. Perhaps you’ll find some one-size-fits-all advice that suits you. continue reading »last_img read more

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The first show of the ninth season of “Travel Man” is entirely dedicated to Dubrovnik and its surroundings

first_imgThe TV report, ie the promotion, comes at a great time, precisely in order to promote the winter program in Dubrovnik in Great Britain, the market from which Dubrovnik has the largest tourist traffic. Famous British actor and TV presenter Richard Ayoade and comedian Stephen Merchant will premiere cultural and entertainment events, a wide range of eno-gastronomic experiences, active holidays and sights of Dubrovnik and its surroundings.  Screening of the ninth season of the show “Travel Man”, which is watched by more than two million viewers in the UK and has a multimillion echo in the US, Canada, Australia and India, is on the program tonight, October 21st u 20:30 p.m.  “Channel 4, which is the most watched British TV channel along with the BBC, will present the beauties of our country to its multi-million viewers. The broadcast of this show will contribute to the further recognition of Croatia in the important British market, from which we are gaining increased interest from year to year, which confirms the growth of tourist traffic of four percent in the current part of the tourist year., said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic.  The director of the production company North One TV, Nicola Silk, pointed out that the choice of Dubrovnik in the first show is proof of the incredible demand for this destination in the British market. “Dubrovnik contains an ideal combination of history, culture and sunny weather, making it a great choice for the premiere of the show’s ninth season. The people of Dubrovnik completely delighted us with their hospitality and knowledge of the destination, and we will definitely return to Croatia and continue to discover other places and cities.”, Silk pointed out. On the British Channel 4, the first episode of the ninth season of the highly watched show “Travel Man” dedicated to inspiring destinations around the world will be broadcast from Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik region.  “Travel Man” shows the world’s most attractive destinations such as Barcelona, ​​Vienna, Istanbul, and the episode about Dubrovnik will highlight this popular Croatian destination as a year-round city break destination for the British.  DUBROVNIK PRESENTS MEASURE TO ENCOURAGE CATERERS TO WORK THROUGHOUT WINTER As part of the first episode, Richard Ayoade and Stephen Merchant tour locations from the Game of Thrones series, taste Ston oysters, explore the slopes of Srđ Hill, go in search of a tie inspired by the country’s historical symbol, join peacocks on Lokrum Island, visit cult hotels and interact. with the local population discover Dubrovnik as an authentic destination with a diverse tourist offer. LINK NEWS: WINTER PROGRAM PRESENTED IN DUBROVNIK last_img read more

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Indonesia secures more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

first_img #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap He added that there was an order of priority for the vaccination of different groups of people, as stated in Presidential Regulation No. 99/2020 on vaccine procurement and vaccination to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the regulation, frontline workers, from health workers and contact-tracing paramedics to military and law enforcement personnel, would be prioritized for vaccination. They number some 3.5 million people. The second-priority group are religious and community leaders, local authorities at district, village, community and neighborhood units, who number more than 5 million individuals. The third priority group includes more than 4 million teachers at various levels of education. The fourth group is government officials and legislatives council members with more than 2 million individuals. The fifth group is members of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) whose fees are paid by the government. Their number exceeds 86 million individuals. The last group of more than 57 million is the general public.Meanwhile, University of Indonesia epidemiologist Pandu Riono has questioned the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines to be distributed in Indonesia.According to him, all the candidate COVID-19 vaccines are still in the clinical trial stage and there is no scientific evidence yet on their effectiveness.”Are you sure that these vaccines are effective and safe? Where is the scientific evidence? That has never been discussed openly,” Pandu said. (iwa) The government says it has secured commitments for the delivery of 271.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Of that number, 30 million doses are expected to be ready by the end of this year.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, who also helms the national economic recovery and COVID-19 response team, said the ordered vaccines were produced by Chinese firms Cansino, Sinovac and Sinopharm.Airlangga also said that the government was in the process of securing 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Britain’s pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : “We will make a 50 percent down payment by the end of this month, or about US$250 million.” he said Monday as quoted by tribunnews.com.Currently, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir are abroad to secure 100 million doses of the vaccine,” Airlangga said.Apart from sourcing COVID-19 vaccines from abroad, the government and local pharmaceutical company PT Bio Farma are also working on COVID-19 vaccines.“We need to secure the procurement of the vaccines, because 215 countries are all competing for the same thing,” Airlangga said.last_img read more

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Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Premier League restart

first_imgMikel Arteta’s side are currently ninth in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘Something affects this Arsenal group when they’re competing away from home, and I doubt they’ll make it into the Champions League because of that.’Former Premier League star Chris Sutton added: ‘Arsenal won’t finish inside the top four but because of Manchester City’s European ban, they can go for fifth and that feels a more realistic target.‘Mikel Arteta was appointed six months ago and before the break, we saw changes in their style. There was a bit of steel about them.‘But they will require a hell of a run to finish fifth or higher.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos drops hint over Real Madrid exitMORE: Arsenal transfer target Odsonne Edouard opens contract talks with Celtic Advertisement Advertisement Martin Keown has rated Arsenal’s Premier League top-four chances (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown has revealed why he does not expect Arsenal to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, with the campaign set to resume next week.The Gunners are currently ninth in the Premier League, eight points below fourth-placed Chelsea with a game in hand over most of their domestic rivals.First up for Arsenal is a trip to defending champions Manchester City – where Arteta used to work – on June 17.Asked whether he expects Arsenal to qualify for a Champions League place, Gunners legend Keown told MailSport: ‘Arsenal’s problem, for the last two and a half seasons, has been their away form. It’s their achilles heel.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘In 2019-20, they’ve won twice on the road in 13 attempts, and their next three games are all away from home — against Manchester City, Brighton and Southampton.‘Then later in the campaign, they face Wolves and Tottenham away, too, before travelling to Aston Villa.‘If you’re a Manchester United player looking at those Arsenal fixtures, you’d be saying: “Good luck with that.” United have a slight head start and a more favourable run-in. Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Premier League restart Metro Sport ReporterMonday 8 Jun 2020 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Commentlast_img read more

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Eversendai to buy liftboat operator Vahana

first_imgVahana Arjun is currently under construction and is targeted to be completed by the end of June 2021. Currently, Vahana owns two liftboats, Vahana Aryan and Vahana Arjun. The RCPS will have a tenure of 10 years with a cumulative preferential dividend of 3 per cent per annum, payable only upon Vahana achieving a consolidated net profit after tax for the relevant financial year. Eversendai said on Wednesday that the price would be fully satisfied via the issuance of 770,491,803 new redeemable convertible preference shares (RCPS) in Eversendai at an issue price of RM0.305 after Eversendai had entered into a conditional share sale agreement with Vahana Offshore on 30 June 2020. The proposed acquisition will also resolve the existing cross borrowings and related party transactions involving Vahana and Eversendai. Vahana and its subsidiaries are principally involved in ownership, operations, chartering and management of self-propelled jack-up barges/liftboats. Vahana has secured a long-term time charter contract for Vahana Aryan with Zamil Offshore for Saudi Aramco and has also secured a similar contract with Zamil Offshore for Vahana Arjun. center_img The liftboats are used for maintenance, workover, well-service activities, hook-up, commissioning and decommissioning of offshore platforms in the oil and gas industry. The RCPS is convertible into Eversendai ordinary shares at a conversion ratio of 2 RCPS to 1 ordinary share equivalent to an implied conversion price of RM0.61. The RCPS will not be listed, quoted and traded on Bursa Securities or any other stock exchange. Malaysia’s engineering company Eversendai has decided to acquire a 100 per cent equity interest in service provider Vahana Offshore and its subsidiaries for a purchase consideration price of RM235 million ($54.8 million). Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan, Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of Eversendai Corporation Berhad, believes that the proposed acquisition will provide Eversendai with the opportunity to own and operate Vahana Aryan and Vahana Arjun providing the enlarged Eversendai group with an additional source of consistent recurring income to enhance its revenue and profits. The liftboats could also be used for the installation and maintenance in the offshore wind renewable energy sector.last_img read more

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Vendors could face penalty for not providing garbage bins for customers

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Vendors could face penalty for not providing garbage bins for customers by: – February 3, 2012 27 Views   2 comments Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Mayor Cecil Joseph: Don’t purchase food from vendors without Food Handler’s Permits.Persons who will be vending during the Carnival season could face penalty if they do not provide garbage bins to their customers for the proper disposal of litter.That’s according to the Mayor of Roseau, His Worship Cecil Joseph, during an interview with Dominica Vibes News.The Roseau City Council is responsible for authorizing vending permits within the City of Roseau, while the Dominica Festivals Committee is responsible for issuing permits at Carnival City grounds.The mayor said the permit which the Council gives to vendors makes it mandatory for them to provide a garbage bin for proper disposal of litter, in keeping with the Environmental Health Regulations.“In giving permission to vend, the City Council would have to adhere to the regulations under the environmental health where it has indicated that whenever you are vending you must have some form of litter bin for person to dispose of their litter. If you don’t, it means that the Roseau city council itself didn’t do enough monitoring and I would say to people too that they should also assist us in monitoring these things because our men cannot be everywhere at the same time. We would really need all the necessary assistance from the consumers to monitor. If you don’t have a litter bin it means that this person is violating the regulations because when we give you permission we put for you in writing the necessary rules”. Mr. Joseph made it clear that all vendors who will be operating bars and snackettes during the carnival season must also be issued a food handler’s permit by the Health Department, before they are allowed to vend. He urged the general public to refrain from purchasing any food items from persons who do not have a food handler’s permit.“Whenever someone comes to the City Council to apply for permission to vend, a number of steps have to be taken. For food vending, they must first have a food handler’s permit from Environmental Health to certify that they have done some form of medical check from a health practitioner. So anyone you see vending in the City of Roseau and they don’t have a food handler’s permit, you shouldn’t purchase food from them, I will say that clearly, you shouldn’t purchase from them. If you wish to purchase anything you should ask them for their food handler’s permit. If anything happens to you as an individual you have nobody to blame but yourself”.The Mayor said that the Council has always made provisions to have officers monitor the vendors, to ensure that they adhere to the regulations. According to him, purchasing food from unlicensed vendors can be unhealthy for the consumer. Not only police officers, but councilors are also given the authority to report and charge persons who break the law as it relates to vending regulations.“The law makes provisions for police officers to enforce the law and ensure that the regulations are being kept, maybe by making arrests. The minister through his power can determine who else he would wish to have as officers to be responsible for persons who are breaking the laws as it relates to littering. The Mayor, the councilors and chairmen of other Councils are individuals who are given that authority by the minister”, Joseph explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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N. Ireland prepares for abortion law ‘changes’

first_imgPro-choice demonstrators take part in a march in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sept. 7. REUTERS/JOHN SIBLEY Abortion rights were long opposed inNorthern Ireland by religious conservatives in both the Protestant communitythat supports continued British rule and the Catholic community that favorsunion with the traditionally Catholic Irish Republic.(Reuters) BELFAST – Campaigners, who fought fordecades to end Northern Ireland’s same sex-marriage ban and restrictions onabortion, have prepared for a change to the laws on both.      Advocacy groups planned a number ofevents on Monday to usher in the changes. Northern Ireland is the only part ofthe United Kingdom that does not allow same-sex marriage. Unlike England,Scotland and Wales, laws in Northern Ireland forbid abortion except where a mother’slife is at risk, bans that have been upheld by the region’s block ofconservative politicians.last_img read more

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Bucksport, Ellsworth wrestlers claim glory at Class B championships

first_imgELLSWORTH — The wait was no more than a minute, but for David Gross, it was the longest of his life.Two minutes remained in the Bucksport freshman’s 285-pound title bout against Erskine Academy’s Jakob Peavey, but there was some confusion on the mat. As the previous period had ended, both coaches were unsure of what the score should have been. Unfortunately for Gross, who just wanted to get on with it, the result of the dispute put him down 6-3.It was a controversial decision that temporarily stalled the match, but the freshman’s head coach, Dan Ormsby, wasn’t fazed.“Go get him,” Ormsby said. “You’ve been training for this your whole life. Give it everything you’ve got.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNeither wrestler had much energy left after a long day and a hard-fought first two periods, but Gross had just enough to make it count. Less than 45 seconds into the final round, he took control of his opponent and didn’t let go to make the home fans proud and become Bucksport’s first state champion in almost 20 years.“It’s the greatest feeling in the world,” Gross said. “To fight back and get that win with everyone watching and become a state champion, you can’t get better than that.”Gross’s 10-7 victory over Peavey on Saturday capped off a wild day of wrestling at the Class B state championships in Bucksport. It was a day on which he and Ellsworth’s Peyton Cole and Trent Goodman won individual state titles.“This was one of the best days ever for Bucksport wrestling,” Ormsby said. “It’s really special to be able to host such an amazing tournament. Plus, we got to see one of our own become a champ, and he did it as a freshman heavyweight.”Wrestlers came from as far north as Fort Kent and as far south as Wells, which won the tournament. Fans from Bucksport, Ellsworth, Dexter, Maine Central Institute, Mountain Valley and elsewhere throughout the state lined the gymnasium ceiling with posters of their favorite wrestlers, and most fans stayed for the entirety of the event.Both Bucksport and Ellsworth had to wait a while to take their turns on the mat once the tournament started, but the Eagles came firing out of the gate once they did. Each of the five wrestlers Ellsworth sent to the tournament won at least one bout.Of those five, Logan Lord, Josh Wright, Peyton Cole and Trent Goodman reached the finals. Lord and Wright lost, but Cole and Goodman finished off undefeated seasons for the Eagles with by becoming champions at 152 and 170 pounds, respectively. Cole beat Dirigo’s Hunter White 6-0, and Goodman pinned Wells’ Michael Wrigley.Cole and Goodman have been two of Ellsworth’s most dominant wrestlers for quite some time. Their respective title wins were the third in a row for each, and the duo finished the year undefeated despite wrestling at several different weight classes. Goodman was so dominant that he finished the season without giving up a single point in any of his matches.“We’ve got so many guys on our team who can go deep into tournaments like this,” Goodman said. “You can’t take something like that for granted. I wouldn’t want to have spent my wrestling career with anybody other than these guys.”Bucksport, on the other hand, struggled more than usual early in the day. The Golden Bucks were not about to have their top wrestlers be outdone, though; as Gross was on his way to ending his day with a win, Brody Boynton was, too. Boynton lost to Dirigo’s Bryce Whittemore in the 160-pound semis but bounced back to win the consolation bracket.As the referee slammed the mat to signal Boynton’s consolation title win over Winslow’s Patrick Hopkins, the senior pumped his right fist and hugged Ormsby as his parents cheered from a few feet away. For the Golden Bucks’ most experienced wrestler, it was a great way to end his last match at Bucksport High School.“If there’s anyone who’s been the rock for our program the past few years, I’d say it’s been Brody,” Ormsby said. “He was here with Bucksport wrestling when we only had several kids on the team, and he’s stuck through the good times and the bad with us.”From there, Bucksport had a long wait until Gross was able to compete for his title. As the lights dimmed for the championship round, the senior sat on a balcony overlooking the gym with his Bucksport teammates. Of all the wrestlers competing for a state title, he would have to wait until last.That wait — and the additional one that came between the second and third periods — was worth it in the end. Minutes after the crowd roared, the lights flipped back on and Gross stood atop the podium, his family members and others in purple-and-gold clad gear had tears in their eyes.Everybody in attendance seemed to have a message for the champ, but there was one who was speechless. It was Gross’s father, Dave, an assistant coach who won a heavyweight championship for Bucksport in 1996. The win meant as much to him as anyone, but he couldn’t find quite the words to describe it.Then, a few minutes into a post-tournament interview, he finally found them.“Unbelievable,” he said. “It doesn’t get better than this.” Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Former National striker Winston ‘Pat’ Britton passes on

first_imgTHE local football fraternity has once again plunged into mourning, following the passing of former national forward Winston ‘Pat’ Britton, who died yesterday at the Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.The former National player who is well known for being part of one of the most destructive teams ever assembled in Guyana, Sandbach Parker, is survived by his two children – Wayne and Abigail Britton – as well as grandchildren.In fact, Britton’s grandchildren (Wynton and Jada Britton) from his eldest child Wayne are football players.Britton, who was 75 years old at the time of his death, was known for his silky-smooth moves ‘upfront’, while having his way with the country’s top defenders at the time.More popularly known as Pat, Britton graced the football pitch with the likes of Winston Callender, Ovid Henry, George Green, Bruce Cadogan, Monty Hope, George Niles, Alvin Braithwaite, Gerald ‘Beef’ Francisco and Ken Gibbs just to name a few.“I know a lot about him as a player because we always have this discussion about who was better,” said Britton’s eldest son Wayne, who was also a football player.However, the attorney-at-law said while he was good on the field, “My Dad noted he wanted me to study. He wanted me to get more out of life than what he got from soccer. So as a schoolboy I played without my parents’ knowledge and made Pele and once I graduated I played with Beacon (under Gordon ‘Ultimate’ Braithwaite).”Wayne said his father was ‘big’ on his children having a good education, highlighting that his sister Abigail, is a doctor in the U.S.last_img read more

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