‘Gardening’ bargains

first_imgBargain plantsOn the July 13 show, Reeves shows how to prune an azalea’s top growth to make a compact plant that, properly planted, can be a low-cost bonus in your landscape.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. It airs twice each Saturday, at noon and 7 p.m.Reeves demonstrates, too, how to make a tuteur out of an tomato cage and long privet limbs. Small vines like clematis are well suited for a small, upright structure like this. It’s an example of how a bad plant like privet can do a good deed in your garden.Griffin vegetable patchThe show then shifts to the Research and Education Garden vegetable patch on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. Master Gardener Jerry Robinson and horticulturist Tony Johnson constantly evaluate plant varieties, mulching practices, bed design and other management methods in this garden.Finally, Reeves introduces some members of the Quercus family, commonly known as the oaks. Quercus is their genus name. Family members are distinguished by their species name. He also shows how three members of the Cornus (dogwood) family differ from each other.last_img read more


The Latest: New Mexico State postpones football.

first_imgThe contact happened while Levy was at home in France last weekend. When he arrived at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales on Tuesday, he tested negative. He is showing no symptoms, the tour said, but he has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution and must self-isolate for 14 days.___More AP sports: and The Latest: New Mexico State postpones football. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New Mexico State has announced the postponement of its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions. Associated Press The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt not to play. In making the decision, New Mexico State noted it had four games left on its schedule, plus the state of New Mexico has a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into and out of the state.New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring.“Rival New Mexico has postponed its season as part of the Mountain West’s decision to attempt to play in the spring.New Mexico State competes in the Western Athletic Conference for other sports, and that conference also announced it would not have fall sports this year.center_img August 13, 2020 ___Fans will be allowed into MotoGP races for the first time this season, at the Misano circuit in Italy next month.The region of Emilia Romagna has given the circuit permission to open to a maximum of 10,000 fans a day for the doubleheader of the San Marino and Emilia Romagna MotoGP rounds.There will be strict measures in place to protect against the coronavirus, and fans will not be allowed to roam around. The circuit has a capacity of around 110,000 including more than 40,000 in the stands and welcomed approximately 160,000 people across the three-day weekend last year. Organizers say in a statement: “It is a decision that makes us emotional because it also represents a green light for the restart of world sport finally in front of the fans.”The first three MotoGP rounds were held without fans and no spectators will be allowed into the upcoming doubleheader in Austria.___French golfer Alex Levy has been withdrawn from the Celtic Classic, which started on Thursday.Levy came into contact with a friend who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the European Tour said in a statement.last_img read more


Opponent preview: What to know about about No. 11 Virginia

first_imgSyracuse opens its 2019-20 season against the defending national champion No. 11 Virginia. The Orange will search for their first win against the Cavaliers since February 2017 on Wednesday at 9 p.m.Here’s what to know about Virginia ahead of the season-opener.Gambling Odds: As of Tuesday night, Virginia is a three-point favorite, with a total of 126.5.All-time series: Virginia leads 7-5Last time they played: The Cavaliers entered the Carrier Dome as the No. 2 team in the nation and tied a school record with 18 3-pointers en route to a 79-53 win in March. Syracuse led by two points at the half behind eight-point performances by Paschal Chukwu and Buddy Boeheim. But the Orange shot just 26.9% from the field in the second half while Virginia sank 10-of-13 shots from behind the arc in the second half. UVA outscored SU 47-19 in the second frame and beat the Orange in their final home game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the only meeting between the two teams last season, three players who are no longer on the UVA roster lit up the Orange. Kyle Guy scored 25 points while DeAndre Hunter added 21 and Ty Jerome finished with a double-double. Tyus Battle, Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim all shared the point-lead for Syracuse with 11.The Virginia report: With Guy, Jerome and Hunter all gone to the NBA, UVA enters this season without its top three scorers from a year ago. The Cavaliers return Mamadi Diakite in the frontcourt though and guards Braxton Key and Kihei Clark. Clark and Key combined for 26 starts a year ago. 7-foot-1 forward Jay Huff looks to see increased minutes in the frontcourt and has shown flashes of being a talented scorer.While UVA graduated a significant portion of its talent, it brings in new unknown skill as well. Casey Morsell, a four-star recruit who was ranked 56th nationally, will make his debut on Wednesday and will likely have an immediate impact. In May, UVA added junior college transfer Tomas Woldetensae. At 6-foot-five and 196 pounds, Woldetensae averaged 17.3 points per game at Indian Hills Community College.No matter who the Cavaliers are replacing, the defense will likely remain strong. The Cavaliers have ranked top 10 in adjusted defensive efficiency on each season since 2014.How Syracuse beats Virginia: If Syracuse truly wants to shoot more 3-pointers this year, it will be put to the test early against Virginia. The Cavaliers run a pack-line defensive scheme, meaning they will eliminate fast break opportunities and drives to the hoop. UVA’s goal is to force its opponent into low percentage deep two-point shots or shots from beyond the arc. Last year, Syracuse shot 8-of-25 from 3 and it will need to be better on Wednesday night. If UVA is going to sink in and force Syracuse to shoot, the Orange have to capitalize.From there it will come down to the defensive side of the ball and whether Syracuse can force an inexperienced Virginia offense to make mistakes. While many Cavaliers have some college basketball experience, there are a lot of question marks regarding this group together.Stat to know: 61.4– The percentage of UVA’s total points in 2018-19 that were scored by Hunter, Guy and Jerome.KenPom odds: Virginia has been given a 65% chance to win. The projected final score is a 65-61 UVA win.Player to watch: Mamadi Diakite, Forward No. 25Diakite shined in UVA’s NCAA Tournament championship run a year ago, averaging 10.5 points,  8.2 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 32 minutes per game. He had the highest block rate in the ACC last season and at 6-foot-9, 224 pounds, Diakite could be a matchup nightmare for the Orange.Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim noted after SU’s second scrimmage he’s still not sure if there is a sure solution to the team’s frontcourt holes. If he’s proven right on Wednesday, it could mean a long night for SU chasing around Diakite. Comments Published on November 5, 2019 at 7:07 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Manchester City the saviours for Fantasy Managers

first_img Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Premier League football returned after another international break, and it was Manchester City who lit up what was otherwise a rather tame gameweek.  Something that was reflected within SBC’s League of Legends, with a number of scores falling some way short of the lofty heights of recent weeks.Digital Fuel Marketing’s Andy Scott clearly didn’t stick to that script though, top scoring with 80 points and leapfrogging a number of places to third in the overall standings.  Gabriel Jesus and Tammy Abraham leading the way for his side with 13 points apiece; able deputies from Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United also chipped in to help finish the round just 11 points off top spot.One place and seven points further back is Steve Lang, who followed Scott’s charge up the table towards the summit thanks to a very timely transfer.  His decision to take out Romelu Lukaku and install Jesus as captain was repaid with 26 points of his overall 75.  Fellow City players Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva helped out with nine and seven points respectively, while Spurs’ Christian Eriksen notched a goal to help push his tally along to 11.Completing the top ten is Philip Chadwick, another big mover after his City and Spurs heavy side recorded 76 points.  With his captain Harry Kane failing to fire and limping along to four points it was team-mates Eriksen (11) and Kieran Trippier (8), along with City trio Jesus (13), Leroy Sane (10) and this week’s top points scorer Raheem Sterling (15) who helped him along to tenth.This weekend’s Premier League fixtures begin with Friday night football coming from the London Stadium, Brighton and Hove Albion the visitors taking on Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United.  On Saturday all eyes will firmly be fixed on Pep Guardiola and his side, with Burnley the visitors to the Etihad, expectation will certainly be high following the 7-2 drubbing of Stoke.  Super Sunday sees Everton host Arsenal, while Liverpool make the trip to Wembley to face Spurs. Sharelast_img read more


The NBA to feature “Black Lives Matter” on the Court

first_img“Black Lives Matter” will be featured on the court and possibly on the back of players’ jerseys when basketball returns.ESPN reports the NBA is planning to paint the slogan on both sidelines at all three Orlando arenas that will be used in the league’s restart.The WNBA is also discussing something similar for its condensed season. Also, the players’ union and the league are collaborating to allow players to wear jerseys with personalized social justice, social cause or charity messages on the backs instead of their last names during the upcoming restart of the NBA season.The personalized statements on jerseys are part of a long list of social justice messages the players plan to make through the remainder of the season, which restarts July 30 in Orlando, Florida. The NBA and the NBPA announced an agreement to continue to discuss fighting systemic racism and to make it one of the main focuses of the restart. Personalized jerseys could say such things as “Black Lives Matter” or “I Can’t Breathe,” bring light to a social or charitable cause or even display the names of George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, who were killed by police in recent months.“We’re just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out,” Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, president of the National Basketball Players Association told ESPN. “People are saying that social justice will be off of everybody’s mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesn’t go away.”last_img read more


Player to be named later in A’s Jurickson Profar trade revealed

first_imgCatcher Austin Allen was the initial return in an Oakland Athletics’ Dec. 2 trade that sent infielder Jurickson Profar to the San Diego Padres.But a player to be named later was included in the transaction, too. Once Winter Meetings wrapped up, the A’s revealed left-handed hitting outfielder Buddy Reed as the player headed from San Diego to Oakland.Reed, 24, was the Padres’ second-round pick in the 2016 MLB draft. He listed as the Padres’ 25th top prospect, according to’s rankings.we …last_img read more


Higgins joins Ohio Farm Bureau staff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentTy Higgins has been named director of media relations for Ohio Farm Bureau. He will be the organization’s primary point of contact for journalists reporting on farm, food, environmental and public policy issues. Higgins also will contribute content across Farm Bureau’s print, broadcast and social channels and will work with Farm Bureau members as they communicate with public officials and consumers.  For the last eight years, Higgins has been a farm broadcaster, writer and network director for Ohio AgNet and Ohio’s Country Journal, where he has been deeply engaged in issues important to both farmers and the public. His 23-year career includes farm broadcasting at WRFD radio and the Agri Broadcasting Network and as an on-air personality for WHOK radio in Columbus.  Higgins will work alongside Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Corporate Communications Joe Cornely, who will retire at the end of 2019.  He and his wife, Angela, are parents of two children. He’s a member of Delaware County Farm Bureau and is active in youth sports in the Olentangy Local School District area.  Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.Editors: A high resolution photo of Ty Higgins is available to accompany this story.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more


BCCI misses deadline for naming ICC Champions Trophy squad

first_imgThe BCCI on Tuesday became the only team that missed the April 25 deadline set for announcing the India squad for Champions Trophy with all the other seven countries already naming their team list.Pakistan also named their team today, which is officially the last day of submission of the list to the governing body of world cricket.The BCCI which is at loggerheads with ICC on a number issues primarily being the massive reduction in their share of revenue has already issued a threat of pulling out of the June 1-18 event in the United Kingdom. India are defending champions.However, the ICC constitution allows countries to name their squads post the deadline under certain circumstances.As of now, BCCI is not mulling on extreme step of pulling out but obviously not naming the squad is being seen a pressure tactic.Till late evening, the BCCI has not officially sought an extension, which many could perceive as a show of defiance.The BCCI top brass feels that naming the India squad is a mere formality as the selectors know who are the certainties.With at least 14 of the 15 members of the Indian team more or less known, the Indian officials are in no tearing hurry.”Tell me one thing, if we name the squad, say for example on May 5, will ICC bar us from participation. We have a settled squad and naming it is a mere formality,” a top BCCI official told PTI.last_img read more



first_imgWestern Suburbs Touch Association hosted a gala dinner to launch their Vawdon Cup season and raise money for the Westmead Children’s hospital on Saturday 27 July 2007 at the Massey Park Golf Club, Concord.Respected sports author, Sydney premiership winning Rugby Coach, and Rugby’s ‘unofficial poet laureate’ Peter ‘Fab’ Fenton was the Master of Ceremonies and special guest speaker at the black tie event.Rugby League superstar and former Wests “old boy” Benji Marshall, and Wests Tigers Rugby League gun Bronson Harrison joined the Sydney TAB Swift’s triple Commonwealth Bank Trophy winning netball coach Julie Fitzgerald, and star players Jackie Murphy and Chelsea Pitman in attending the dinner that raised over $ 20,000 for the Westmead Children’s hospital.Guest speakers included the irrepressible Fenton, Lebanon World Cup Assistant Coach Paul Sfeir, Australian Men’s 30s Assistant Coach Emmanuel “Budgie” Bughiar, and the “blackest of the black cats,” Australian Mixed Open skipper Tony Eltakchi.A sports memorabilia auction was held with items such as signed Australian, NSW, and club Rugby League jerseys, signed cricket bats by Australian Cricket Captains and World cricketing legends, Sydney TAB Swifts items, and a plethora of memorabilia from across the sporting spectrum went under the hammer to raise funds for the most worthy of causes.The big hearted Magpies had resolved to do something special this Vawdon Cup season to honour the memory of 2006 Wests Clubman of the Year Matthew Essey, who sadly passed away in May 2007 after waging a brave three year fight against cancer.Matthew’s passion for his family, friends, Touch Football, and the Magpies was matched only by his generosity of spirit towards others.Despite the debilitating nature of Matthew’s illness, the popular Lebanon, Mets, and Wests Manager maintained his positive outlook and iron will commitment to making a difference.In failing health, Matthew organized a charity fundraiser for the Millennium Foundation that raises funds for Cancer research and the Westmead Hospital.Sadly, Matthew passed away before seeing his fund raising efforts bare fruit, but the evening was a spectacular success, a sell out in fact, with a huge amount of money being raised to ensure the good fight against the insidious condition would continue in the future.West’s stalwart Emmanuel “Budgie” Bughiar, who has been at the Magpies club since 1981 said that the Millennium Foundation Dinner which was attended by many of the Wests players was a motivating factor in deciding upon a direction for the Magpies 2007 Fundraising efforts.“We were all saddened by Matthew’s passing…there is no doubt it’s had a profound effect upon our club. The endless work he did to try to raise money to fight for other people to have a better life was inspiring and humbling to the rest of us. Matthew’s work needed to be continued. He gave so much to us and we really wanted to honour him and pay him the highest level of respect possible by going on with the job for him. We were stoked that the night went off so well, it was a very special evening and showed the spirit and strength of character of our club members. Everyone was there, and I reckon Matthew would have been so proud of it all,” Bughiar said. The fundraising dinner was also the launch for the Western Suburbs 2007 Vawdon Cup season with the announcement of the Premier League Teams in Men’s and Women’s divisions.The Wests Men’s Premier League Team’s 2007 jerseys proudly display on one sleeve a list of club champions, and on the other sleeve, a poignant reminder of their treasured mate Matthew.“Matthew Essey” is etched on the sleeve as a mark of respect and a source of constant inspiration for the Magpies, who have dedicated this season to Matt’s memory. New South Wales Touch Association President, Mr. John Howard and the entire Wests Magpies club community – players, officials, coaches, and supporters, showed their commitment and respect for the values that were at the core of Matt Essey’s existence by attending the event in droves. Inspired by Matthew’s endless acts of generosity and initiatives, Western Suburbs have instigated the Annual Fundraiser for the Westmead Children’s Hospital to coincide with their Vawdon Cup Launch.Each year, the club will select a high priority treatment item to raise funds for then donate to the hospital.In 2007 the club will purchase two Corometrics Monitors (approximately $9,000 each). These specialist monitors alert parents and carers when an infant stops breathing.The fetal monitor also records heart rate and oxygen levels that are vital in the early detection of distress in infants.  The machines have the capability of transferring data to a specialist via the Internet, or a telephone line for real time care. Westmead Children’s Hospital had requested nine of these units at the beginning of the year, and until last week, had none. Thanks to the inspiring life example and lasting memory of a cherished friend, and the commitment of a close knit Touch Association, Westmead Children’s hospital now have two of the life saving devices on the way.9-0 is a daunting challenge in anyone’s language!That is, to anyone except the Wests Magpies club.You can just see “Sfeiry”, “Budgie”, “Stanto”, “Rushy”, and the boys doing the math… like in a tough game with their backs to the wall… two monitors down, seven to go, pegging back the deficit, play by play, until their heart, courage, refusal to go quietly, and passionate commitment to the cause wins out… conceding defeat is never an option.In the Magpies, Westmead Children’s Hospital couldn’t have a better group of people fighting the good fight on their behalf…Wests, the 2006 State Cup champions in the Men’s Open division, have begun the 2007 Vawdon Cup in fine style with two wins from two starts. Sure the guys can’t find their water bottles, the sub box is a mess, and Sfeiry is getting a little more agitated with the referees than he used to when he had Matt’s wise counsel on the sidelines, but the boys are sticking together, playing well, and with Matt’s name in clear view, they are digging deeper and literally wearing their hearts on their sleeves.There is little doubt that Matthew Essey, watching down from his vantage point in heaven would be well pleased with the start his beloved Magpies have made.What would make Matthew Essey even prouder though, is the fantastic spirit, selflessness, commitment, and generosity his club mates have shown in picking up the ball and going forward hard to continue the work that underpinned his life.If you would like to contribute to Wests 2007 Fundraising efforts for the Westmead Children’s Hospital, please contact Emmanuel Bughiar on 0418694318 for further details.last_img read more


TMC list for all 42 LS seats out

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the list of candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state and created history by fielding 41 percent women nominees, by far the highest in the country. In the 16th Lok Sabha, the party had 35 percent MPs in Parliament.Veteran politicians including Subrata Mukherjee and Mala Roy along with Tollywood stars Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan will contest in the forthcoming polls. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMukherjee will contest from Bankura while Roy has been fielded from Kolkata South. Tollywood duo — Mimi and Nusrat — both new faces in the list will contest from Jadavpur and Basirhat respectively. “Trinamool Congress will field 41 percent female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us,” Mamata said, while fielding veteran actresses Moon Moon Sen from Asansol and Shatabdi Roy from Birbhum. Sen who had won from Bankura in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections will contest from Asansol. On the other hand, Mala Roy will be replacing party state president Subrata Bakshi. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Subrata Bakshi has expressed his unwillingness to contest and wanted to work for the party organisation. Harvard University in which Sugata Bose is a professor has not granted him permission to fight the polls. So we are fielding new candidates in both Kolkata South and Jadavpur,” Banerjee said. Nusrat Jahan will contest from Basirhat instead of Idris Ali. The latter will be contesting in the Assembly by-elections in Uluberia. Sandhya Roy who had won from Medinipur in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, has been replaced by Manas Bhunia with the former wanting to engage herself in other works. Uma Soren who had won from Jhargram in 2014 also wanted to work for the party and hence, Birbaha Soren has been fielded. MLA from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Amar Singh Rai will contest with a TMC ticket from Darjeeling. Rai replaces Bhaichung Bhutia who had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 polls from Darjeeling and the 2016 Assembly elections in Siliguri as a TMC candidate. Bhutia had resigned from the TMC in February 2018. Among the other significant changes in the list are Mahua Moitra, MLA from Karimpur, who will contest from Krishnanagar replacing Tollywood actor Tapas Paul. Rupali Biswas will contest from Ranaghat in place of Sougata Barman. Biswas is the wife of TMC Krishnagunj MLA Satyajit Biswas who was shot dead on February 10 this year. Mausam Noor, former Congress MP who had joined TMC in January this year, will contest from Malda North in place of Soumitra Roy. Paresh Chandra Adhikary will contest from Cooch Behar instead of Renuka Sinha while Kanaiah Lal Agarwal will contest from Raiganj instead of Satya Ranjan Dasmunshi who had lost to Left Front candidate Mohammad Selim in 2014. Shyamal Santra will contest from Bishnupur instead of Soumitra Khan who had recently joined the BJP while Asit Mal will fight from Bolpur instead of Anupam Hazra who has also joined the BJP. Banerjee fielded Janab Khalilur Rahaman, Apurba Sarkar and Janab Abu Taher from Jangipur, Berhampore and Murshidabad seats respectively. The candidates for the other seats have remained the same with Sudip Bandopadhyay contesting from Kolkata North, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar from Barasat, Abhishek Banerjee from Diamond Harbour, Saugata Roy from Dum Dum, Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore, Tollywood star Deb and Shatabdi Roy from Ghatal and Birbhum respectively.last_img read more