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8 Turf alternatives

first_imgVolume XXXIIINumber 1Page 8 All right, you caught me. I don’t have turf in my front yard. I have a wonderful collection of weeds. My excuse is that it makes it so easy to collect samples for the weed science class I teach. I have no problem telling everyone who comes into the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Athens how to take care of turf. But my own yard operates on a different motto of live and let live. Apparently, the remains of turfgrass in my yard are not listening to the first part of that particular motto. Between pruning, mulching and moving plants to their second and third locations, I have so much fun working on everything else in the yard that I don’t worry about the turf. There are good and bad aspects to my method, and I know there are many dormant weed seeds in my soil. But I need something a little less demanding in the area of maintenance.I have been considering some other options for my shaded front yard. There are some beautiful turf alternatives available if you have the right conditions. My two favorites are moss and dwarf mondo grass. A moss lawn is perfect when you have a heavily shaded yard. Moss prefers a low pH, which is rather typical in central and north Georgia due to clay soils and acidic leaf litter. Moss is also attracted to areas of low fertility, improper drainage and compaction. If you have moss growing in your yard, chances are most turfs will struggle in that particular area. I once heard another gardener say, “Embrace the moss.” A moss lawn will never need to be mowed but will need to be raked each fall. They will not tolerate heavy foot traffic so you may need to use stepping stones in well-traveled areas. Also, mixing in ferns, hostas and other shade-loving perennials will create a much different look than a struggling turf lawn.Another turf alternative is dwarf mondo grass. Dwarf mondo is an evergreen groundcover that is grassy in appearance but is actually in the lily family. Dwarf mondo matures at three inches and typically does not need to be mown. Another selling point for this groundcover is that deer typically do not munch on it like they do some other shady perennials. Dwarf mondo is typically planted using plugs since it is not available in sod form. Because of this, it is more expensive to purchase and install than traditional turf options. But it is well worth the time and money once established. When planting from plugs, know that dwarf mondo is a clumping perennial. It can take over a year for it to fill in between plugs depending on your spacing and budget.Like moss, dwarf mondo prefers shade and will burn in full sun, detracting from the lush, dark green color. If there is sun damage, this groundcover can be mown in late winter before new growth begins. So, if you, like me, have been fighting a losing battle of shade versus turf, try one of these low maintenance alternatives. Happy planting. By Amanda TedrowUniversity of Georgialast_img read more

Celtic 1 – 4 Sp Prague

first_imgJulis came into the game as Sparta's dangerman and so it provedImage:Lukas Julis came into the game as Sparta’s dangerman and so it proved Celtic, who reached the round of 32 last season, lacked confidence and desire as Nir Bitton’s poor clearance led to David Moberg Karlsson crashing his shot against the woodwork. It was their first shot across the bows of their opponents, but Celtic failed to heed the warning.Sparta continued to pour forward with Scott Bain producing a fine one-handed save to tip over Julis’ shot. But from the resulting corner, the Celtic defence was statuesque as the striker was on hand to lash his shot high into the net after Bain had initially tipped David Hancko’s header onto the post. Having failed to register a chance of note, Mohamed Elyounoussi was denied a fifth goal in as many games as he stretched to meet Ryan Christie’s cross but his effort grazed the crossbar. Lennon prepared his rousing half-time speech, but his side fell further behind.Karlsson was the architect as the former Kilmarnock winger did brilliantly to keep the ball alive down the right and after his cross was collected by Adam Karabec, Callum McGregor sold himself too easily for Julis to cut inside and curl his shot beyond Bain. Subs: Griffiths (6), Ajeti (n/a), Ntcham (n/a), Elhamed (5).Sparta Prague: Nita (7), Vindheim (6), Pavelka (7), Plechaty (6), Hancko (7), Sacek (7), Krejci (7), Polidar (7), Karabec (7), Moberg-Karlsson (8), Julis (9). Subs: Krejci (6), Dockal (6), Lischka (6), Plavsic (n/a), Travnik (6).- Advertisement – Celtic are on the brink of Europa League elimination after crumbling to a 4-1 home defeat to Sparta Prague.Neil Lennon’s side have just one point from their opening three group games leaving their hopes of reaching the round of 32 in tatters at the halfway stage. Lukas Julis’ hat-trick (26, 45, 76) did most of the damage at an empty Celtic Park.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Celtic fall short in Europe againThis was Celtic’s first meeting with their Czech opponents in European competition, and Neil Lennon’s side were bidding to avoid a third straight Europa League defeat at home for the first time. Sparta’s squad headed to Glasgow decimated by health issues and injuries, with first-choice goalkeeper Milan Heca and Slovakian stopper Dominik Holec both out.Lennon spoke prior to kick-off of the need for his side to “earn the right” to take maximum points from this double-header in their bid to catch up with Group H pace-setters AC Milan and second placed Lille. But they were second best during a very flat opening half as Sparta deservedly led 2-0 at the break. Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates his goal against Sparta PragueImage:Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths celebrates reducing the deficit in the second half Sparta Prague's Lukas Julis celebrates his second strike against CelticImage:Sparta Prague’s Julis celebrates his second strike against Celtic Celtic travel to face Motherwell on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football. Coverage starts at 11am with kick-off at 12pm. Neil Lennon’s side return to Europa League action on Thursday November 26 away to Sparta Prague at 5.55pm.center_img Sparta Prague players celebrate Lukas Julis' opening goal against CelticImage:Sparta Prague players celebrate a night to remember in Glasgow Left with a mountain to climb, Julis was gifted the chance to complete his hat-trick within a minute of the restart after Bain’s sloppy pass presented the ball straight to him, but his left-foot effort was wayward.Lennon had to show his cards, with a change of shape or personnel, and both Hatem Abd Elhamed and Leigh Griffiths were summoned on the hour-mark – just after Jeremie Frimpong’s fierce low shot flashed past the far post.But Celtic continued to look devoid of ideas as Michal Sacek drove forward unopposed only to see his shot cannon off the post. A minute later, Celtic had a lifeline as Tom Rogic’s cute turn and shot forced Florian Nita to palm the ball straight into the path of Griffiths for a simple finish. Sunday 8th November 11:00am Sparta understandably tired having just played the two other Europa League group stage games since the start of last month with no domestic fixtures, but Celtic were undone once more by their lack of defensive organisation in the absence of Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer.Karlsson tormented Shane Duffy on the counter and his low cross was gleefully tapped home by Julis for his third and the 13th goal conceded by Celtic in their last six games.There was still time for that to become 14 to rub salt into the wounds as Krejci was afforded the freedom of Celtic Park to meet Borek Dockal’s cross to head beyond Bain with ease.What the manager saidCeltic boss Neil Lennon: “It was poor. We started the game ok and then got really ragged with the ball. Our passing, technique. I keep saying if we don’t defend set pieces properly we’ll get punished.“There was a lack of hunger tonight and I don’t know where it’s come from because we’ve put in a really good performance on Sunday. I’ve defended the players up until now but that was unacceptable tonight.”Opta statsCeltic have lost their last three home UEFA Europa League matches, conceding at least three goals in every defeat.After a winless run of five UEFA Europa League games (D1 L4), Sparta Prague registered their first win in the competition since a 1-0 win over Southampton in November 2016.Excluding qualifiers, this was only the third time Celtic have shipped four goals in a home European match, also doing so in September 1989 (5-4 win over FK Partizan, Cup Winners’ Cup) and September 2017 (0-5 defeat to PSG, Champions League).What’s next? Substitute Leigh Griffiths reduced the arrears (65), but after Julis completed his treble, Ladislav Krejc compounded the home side’s misery with a fourth in the final minute of normal time.The result leaves Celtic facing a mountain to climb in Group H – bottom on one point – with Sparta leapfrogging them up to third on three points. Lille usurped AC Milan at the summit following a fine 3-0 win at the San Siro. Man of the match: Lukas Julis. Kick off 12:00pm Team newsCeltic went with the same starting line-up that beat Aberdeen at Hampden Park last Sunday to secure their place in the Scottish FA Cup Final. Lennon stuck to a 4-2-3-1 formation with Christie, Rogic and Elyounoussi behind Edouard.The visitors made six changes from the team that lost against AC Milan. Heca, Celustka, Lishcka, Hanousek, Travnik and captain Dockal were all absent. Hancko passed a fitness test, however, and started at left-back while Krejci returned from suspension. Player ratingsCeltic: Bain (5), Frimpong (5), Duffy (3), Bitton (4), Laxalt (6), Brown (5), McGregor (5), Christie (5), Rogic (5), Elyounoussi (4), Edouard (5). – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sea pollution on the beaches of the Rixos Libertas and Plat hotels, bathing is not recommended

first_imgDubrovnik-Neretva County, Administrative Department for Communal Affairs and Environmental Protection, in accordance with the Regulation on the quality of bathing sea, sent a statement that on the beaches of Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik and Hotel Plat in Župa dubrovačka there was short-term marine pollution.According to the notification of the Public Health Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, from July 10, 2018, during the fifth examination of sea quality according to the Program for determining the quality of the sea on the beaches of Dubrovnik-Neretva County in 2018, it was found that the results of sea bathing analysis the beaches of the Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik and the Hotel Plat in Župa dubrovačka, sampled on July 09, 2018, exceed the limit values ​​for the microbiological parameter Escherichia coli. In accordance with the Decree on the quality of bathing water, Art. 23 and 24, sampling of the sea will be repeated until the cessation of pollution. The pollution has been notified to the Environmental Protection Inspectorate and other competent inspections.Considering that the sea samples on the beaches of the Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik and the Hotel Plat in Župa dubrovačka do not meet the requirements of the Regulation due to the pollution of fecal origin, bathing is not recommended until further notice.So much for the strategic development of tourist destinations and luxury tourism. Any comment is redundant…More detailed information is available to the public on the websites of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Public Health Institute.Bathing sea quality assessments in Croatia On the adress http://www.izor.hr/kakvoca/ You can see the sea quality ratings in Croatia shown in colored circular symbols, namely blue (excellent), green (good), yellow (satisfactory) and red (unsatisfactory) on Google maps, as well as numerous accompanying information (eg air and sea temperatures). , salinity, wind direction).last_img read more

‘We should not stop being democratic’: Govt insists on holding regional races in December

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed Regulation in lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2/2020 stipulating the postponement on May 4. The regulation also contains a provision saying that voting can be postponed again if December is not suitable.Experts have raised concerns that the elections in December may escalate coronavirus transmission given that the preliminary stages of the elections will start in June, which will involve assembling election officials, the candidates’ campaign team members and voters.Akmal said the government would ensure all parties involved were healthy and safe during the pandemic. He said he would ask the General Elections Commission (KPU) to ensure the voting process adhered to the COVID-19 preventive health protocols.“Nobody who is exposed [to the coronavirus] can come to the voting booths,” he said. “We want to ensure that we develop our democracy. We should not stop being democratic just because of current problems.”Home Minister Tito Karnavian said there was no compelling reason to postpone the elections because a number of countries had successfully held elections during a pandemic, while there was no guarantee that the COVID-19 pandemic would end in 2021.“If [the election] is postponed to 2021, can anyone guarantee that the COVID-19 outbreak will be finished by then? No, no one can guarantee that. It can be up and down,” Tito said in a written statement on Thursday.Read also: Regional elections in December may escalate COVID-19 transmission: Public health expertsTito said other countries had held elections in 2020, but had also postponed the stages to better prepare for the voting process. Countries that held elections in the midst of the pandemic included France and South Korea.“If we do it in December, we will be the last country to hold elections [this year],” he said.He said the government would channel public participation without neglecting the aspect of public safety by applying health protocols. He also asked for support and cooperation from local administrations and the community.“During critical stages such as the inauguration of the PPS [voting committees], door-to-door voter data updating, also later during the campaign in September, October and November, and then the voting, [health] protocols will be strictly applied,” said the minister. (syk)Topics : The central government has insisted on holding the simultaneous regional elections in December despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Home Ministry explaining that elections were needed to prevent regional leadership posts being filled for too long by acting heads.Acting heads will take charge if regional heads have finished their terms of office this year without an elected replacement.“Obviously, this will mean we will have [local administrations] filled only by acting heads, and the government feels this wouldn’t be prudent,” Home Ministry Regional Autonomy Director General Akmal Malik said on Thursday, as quoted by kompas.com. Akmal likened regional heads to car drivers and acting heads to backup drivers. To deal with an extraordinarily winding road, he said, a driver needed to have legitimacy and the confidence of his passengers.“[We should] avoid vacancies in our regional governments, so that they are not filled by backup drivers who may be – sorry – less competent. This is why we want to speed up the [election] process and hold the voting in December,” he said.Read also: Year-end regional polls risk low turnout due to virus fearsThis year’s regional elections will be held in 270 regions, covering nine provinces, 224 regencies and 37 cities. Polling day was initially scheduled for Sept. 23, however, the government decided to push back the date to Dec. 9 because of the pandemic.last_img read more

Melbourne Mercer deems Danish pension system best in world

first_imgSwitzerland (4)73.9 Netherlands (2)79.2 Country (Ranking)Score UK (9)67.6 Country (2013 ranking)Score France (14)57.5 Sweden (5)73.4 Sweden (6)73.4 Australia (3)79.9 Singapore (7)65.9 Austria (17)52.8 Denmark (1)82.4 Finland (4)74.3 Germany / Ireland (12)62.2 Denmark saw its overall rating increase to 82.4 due to improvements across all three categories and increased its lead over both second-ranked Australia and the Netherlands, with scores of 79.9 and 79.2, respectively.The report praised the Nordic country for improving protection of benefits in cases of fraud or provider insolvency, but noted that the better score had been influenced by several minor factors including a higher savings rate.Australia, meanwhile, was congratulated on increasing the rate of the mandatory contribution to Superannuation funds from the current 9.5% to 12%.However, the Australian government last month announced that the current rate would be maintained until 2021, with the increase to 12% now occurring by 2025 rather than the initially planned 2019.The Netherlands, which saw its score increase by 0.9 points to 79.2 compared with 2013, was praised for changes to the conflicts of interest policy.Ranking of ten leading countries within Melbourne Mercer Global Pension IndexTop 10 Countries within Index Denmark (1)82.4 UK (9)67.6 Denmark has retained the only “world-class” pension system, while the Netherlands has fallen to third place behind Australia, according to the latest Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index.New European entrants include Finland, which came fourth and claimed the highest-ever integrity rating of 91.1, while Austria and Italy ranked 17th and 19th, respectively, behind France and Poland, largely due to the each country’s pension sustainability ratings.The Index, in its sixth year and written by David Knox of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies in Melbourne, assesses pension systems on the three broad categories of adequacy, sustainability and integrity.Italy set a record for the lowest overall sustainability rating, which takes into account coverage, contribution levels, demography and government debt, with a score of 13.4 in the category, slightly behind Austria’s 18.9. Switzerland (5)73.9 The worst sustainability score to date was achieved in 2013 by Brazil, when it scored 26, a rating that this year improved marginally to 26.2The final new European entrant, Ireland, ranked joint 12th overall, the same as Germany.Ireland earned a score of 62.2, with a higher adequacy rating than neighbouring UK but ranking significantly behind on sustainability.Ranking of European countries within Melbourne Mercer Global IndexScore of European countries within Index Canada (6)69.1 Italy (19)49.6 Netherlands (3)79.2 Finland (-)74.3 Poland (15)56.4 Chile (8)68.2 It is unclear if the research was already able to take account of the recent changes to the financial assessment framework (FTK).Knox stressed the importance of communicating clearly and concisely with fund members, as the effectiveness of a system was undermined by lack of community trust.He also said the increasing importance of private provision over state pension payments meant communication would be key.“This shift means communication to members has never been more important or come under more scrutiny from members, regulators, employers, consumer groups, politicians and the media,” he said.France and Germany both saw significant increases in their overall ratings, with France’s 4 point rise to 57.5 credited to an increase in the minimum level of pension.Germany, which saw a slightly smaller score increase of 3.7, nevertheless saw its grade improve from a C to C+, as its score rose to 62.2 due to changes to the provision of annuities.Ireland was told it could increase its score by introducing a minimum level of contributions to occupational pensions, a move that would be made possible through the Irish government’s potential auto-enrolment reforms.Auto-enrolment, and the rising contribution rates, benefited the UK, which saw its score rise by 2 points to 67.6, resulting in its overtaking Singapore and remaining ninth, despite Finland’s entry into the Top 10.Poland slipped behind France to 15th after its score fell to 56.4 after declines in both its adequacy and sustainability ratings, while its integrity rating remained unchanged over 2013.The report urged Poland to maintain a “significant” role for the country’s second pillar – months after the state transferred all of the second pillar’s domestic sovereign debt to the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) – and to allow at least part of the private savings to be drawn down as an income stream.Sweden retained its strong position in the Index, increasing its overall rating and only falling to sixth due to the addition of Finland, with Switzerland’s rating remaining constant and also falling one spot to fifth.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to 2014 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Indexlast_img read more

AUS: Wood Initiates Next Phase of SEAR JIP

first_imgWood has launched the next phase of a collaborative industry effort to develop a better understanding of the reliability of subsea equipment for use offshore Australia.The company is leading the Subsea Equipment Australian Reliability Joint Industry Project (SEAR JIP); an initiative supported by a group of operators including Chevron Australia, ConocoPhillips, Quadrant and Woodside.The project is focused on collaboration and knowledge sharing in order to improve subsea equipment design and reduce the requirement for costly and time consuming interventions in Australia’s challenging offshore warm water environment.This latest phase of the SEAR JIP will: Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “We have been leading the SEAR JIP since 2014, partnering closely with Australian subsea system operators to deliver what we are confident will create a tangible step-change in subsea reliability.“The powerful combination of Wood and the collaborating companies’ knowledge and expertise enables the development of innovative solutions to address the challenges we collectively face.”Adriana Botto, Wood’s project manager for the SEAR JIP, added: “Enhancing the design of subsea equipment to mitigate issues and reduce the requirement for intervention was a key focus in the initial phases of the SEAR JIP. Through our collaborative work we have taken significant strides forward in identifying the root cause of equipment performance issues, so that they can be designed out by vendors in the future.“This phase of the project will build on our work to date, with a key focus on improving understanding of subsea equipment reliability issues. The long-term value of the project will be a step change in industry practice and performance, with lessons learned shared across operators, vendors and research institutions.” Continue the collaboration effort across a large group of Australian subsea system operators;Continue to collect reliability data for subsea equipment in Australian operations;Expand a marine fouling subsea test programme, with a focus on deploying additional living laboratories in Northern Australia to assess innovative coatings, materials and technologies for their performance against calcareous deposition and plant/animal growth;Establish marine fouling cleaning best practice and identify optimisation opportunities to improve the effectiveness of existing practices;Evaluate the performance of umbilicals and identify best practice remediation strategies.last_img read more

Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success

first_img Share Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success by: – June 14, 2012 28 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Teachers singing as part of festival activities Roseau, Dominica – Education officials have dubbed the recently held Eastern District School’s Festival a success that gave students the opportunity to showcase the work they had done over the past school year.Chief Education Officer Stephenson Hyacinth said the festival maintained “the tradition of the East where we focus on output within the education system.”“Being here today to see some of the things you are doing, it shows that you are continuing the legacy of excellence in the East,” Hyacinth said, adding that Education Officer Madura Walter deserved high praise for her work in that district.The festival was held at the Castle Bruce Primary School under the theme, “Showcasing our Achievements,” and included an exhibition of art and other works completed during the term by all schools in the east.A mental math competition was also held among students of grades 4, 5 and 6 of the various schools and a poetry competition involving participants from all grades.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo viewing some of the exhibits.Hyacinth commended the Eastern District principals for answering the “challenge together” in the organization of the festival.“I believe the district serves a very important function in that we can all learn together. We would experience much success if we would utilize the potential which lies in each district. Each principal in the district has a particular strength,” Hyacinth said.“Every school in the east should rely on the strength of the other principals in the district to support their efforts,” he advised.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo, who represented the Education Minister, Hon. Petter Saint Jean, told students they had a “golden” opportunity to access quality education.He also called on parents, and other community interest groups to get involved in the children’s education.“From the politicians down, all of us a have to play a bigger part in ensuring that no child is left behind, no child falls through the cracks and every child achieves to the best of his abilities,” Drigo said.The Eastern District Schools Festival also included performances in song and dance from students of the various schools and climaxed with a medley of song by all the district principals. Press Releaselast_img read more

LIQUOR BAN LIFTED BUT… Drinking in public still not allowed – Treñas

first_img* drinking in public places isprohibited Treñas, however, did not say how thecity government could limit number of people on a drinking binge in theirhomes, or even ensure that they are observing social distancing. People buying liquor must bring thisstraight to their homes and consume this there, according to Treñas. * 77-year-old female from Jaro (region’sPatient No. 48) The order lifting the liquor ban iscontained in Executive Order No. 66, series of 2020 release yesterday afternoon. He won’t hesitate to re-impose theliquor ban “if there are violations or abuses” to the conditions he set for itslifting, warned the mayor. Treñas also stressed the prohibitionon mass gatherings such as fiesta celebrations and similar activities remain ineffect. ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas haslifted the prohibition on the sale and consumption of liquor, an initial step towardthe gradual easing of enhanced community quarantine restrictions. He assuredthe public this won’t scale back the city government’s efforts to curb thespread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). “Thissituation is new to us all. We have no experience in this regard so we need allthe help we can get from the experts,” said Treñas. * 44-year-old male from La Paz (region’sPatient No. 40) SOME SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY. A man buys a bottle of beer at a store in La Paz, Iloilo City. Mayor Jerry Treñas has lifted the ban on the sale and consumption of liquor. However, drinking liquor in public remains prohibited while the city is under an enhanced community quarantine. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * 61-year-old from Mandurriao (region’sPatient No. 3), recovered Treñas said therewould still be restrictions on public transport, school classes and religiousgatherings, among others while quarantine rules and regulations are lifted instages or phases. “Violators would be arrested andcharged,” said Treñas. Iloilo City has been enjoying relativepeace under quarantine. The crime rate dropped, according to the ICPO. * social distancing must be observedat all times if and when alcoholic beverages are consumed * 59-year-old male fromMandurriao (region’s Patient No. 34) The mayor announced the liftingyesterday afternoon. He, however, imposed conditions. These were the following: But he said the city government’s PublicSafety and Transportation Management Office and Iloilo City Police Office(ICPO) would make sure no one drinks liquor in public. “Indisila mag-inum sa public places. Dira lang sila inum sa sulod sang ila balay,kag limitado lang ang tawo nga makaupod nila sa pag-inum,” he stressed. * 72-year-old male from Mandurriao (region’sPatient No. 11), died/PN “Iloilo Cityshould consider prepping for a phased reopening, and scaling back of the localgovernment unit’s (LGU) support for the economy. The phased reopening is astrategy that will protect the people from the (corona)virus while allowinglife to progressively return to normal, albeit a new normal,” according to theprofessors. He expressed confidence, too, that thelifting of the liquor ban won’t adversely affect the city’s peace and ordersituation. Treñas said the 8 a.m. to 5 a.m.curfew helped and this remains in effect. The mayor createdan ad-hoc committee to formulate and prescribe policies for the gradual liftingof the enhanced community quarantine. He forwarded to the committee the UPVprofessors’ proposed lockdown exit strategy. “Effective immediately, the selling ofany form of liquor or alcohol beverages, or any alcoholic drink containing aspecific percentage of alcohol by volume or weight which may be in the form ofwhisky, brandy, gin, rum, cordial, cocktail, wine, champagne, vermouth, basi,tuba, beer, sake, stout, ale and the like shall be allowed…,” it read. * 44-year-old male from Jaro (region’sPatient No. 17) As of yesterday, April 21, Iloilo Cityhad six confirmed COVID-19 cases. These were the following: On Monday, Treñas expressed intensionto startgradually easing quarantine measures by May 1. He welcomed the inputs ofprofessors from the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV). last_img read more

Second half of season starts Saturday at Perris

first_imgBy Scott DalaisoPERRIS, Calif. – For the second time in the month of June, the PASSCAR Stock Car Series, featuring IMCA Modifieds, will be at Perris Auto Speedway.The Saturday, June 30 show marks the start of the second half of the season for the cars at the famous Riverside County 1/2-mile clay oval. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. and the first race will be at 7 p.m.Cory Sample, who lives in Winnemucca, Nev., and makes the nearly 1,200-mile round trip to Southern California to race at Perris, has a 31-point lead in the IMCA Modified point standings.Sample, who picked up his second Perris win at the last race on June 2, has only finished out of the top three one time in the first seven races of the year.  That came in May when he finished 11th  after contact with another car.In the other six races he has two wins, a couple second place finishes and a pair of thirds. Chuck Becker is second in points with Terry Hershberger third.last_img read more

MDI Trojans Nip GSA 1-0 In Baseball Opener

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Bio admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014center_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) The ball eludes George Stevens Academy Eagle second baseman Nick Kane as Jasper Cousins of the Mount Desert Island Trojans slides in safely at second base.—HUGH BOWDENBLUE HILL — Righthander Nolan Hall handcuffed the George Stevens Academy Eagles, striking out 11 and giving up just four hits as he pitched the Mount Desert Island Trojans to a season-opening 1-0 win on Thursday, April 23.Righthander Nolan Hall of the Mount Desert Island Trojans limited the George Stevens Academy Eagles to three hits and struck out 11 in a complete game 1-0 shutout on Thursday at Blue Hill.—HUGH BOWDENHall outdueled righthander Peter Dickinson, who also pitched superbly for GSA, striking out 13, walking three and allowing just three hits in his six-inning outing.Early on, Dickinson was almost invincible, mixing a fast ball and curve ball to great effect and striking out seven of the first nine batters he faced.GSA mounted a threat in the second inning as Justin McGraw had a leadoff single and went to second on a one-out single by Cameron Lawson.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut Hall then got Tommy Crowe to bounce into a force play at third and struck out Sam Eley to leave two GSA runners stranded.MDI freshman Caleb MacDonald may have saved a run in the fourth inning when he made a diving catch of a line drive by Lawson with a GSA runner at second base.Dickinson pitched out of a jam of his own making in the fifth inning.He walked Chris Gridley, got Ian Hodgdon to foul out, then walked MacDonald.After striking out Gordon Falt, Dickinson then walked Hall to load the bases before striking out Sam Stewart to end the threat.The only run of the game came after Dickinson walked Dennis O’Neil with one out in the sixth inning.O’Neil went to second on a passed ball and scored when Young rifled a bouncer down the third base line.With Young at second, a bunt by Gridley went for a single when Dickinson fielded the ball near the first base line but couldn’t make the tag as Gridley raced past him.But Young then was picked off third and tagged by Dickinson in a rundown and Hodgdon struck out to end the inning.But for GSA, the damage was done.The Eagles were retired in order in the final two at-bats and the Trojans escaped with the 1-0 win.For more sports action, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img read more