Creative growing

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaSalad season isn’t over yet.As fall takes hold, it’s the perfect time to plant winter vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, onion and Brussels sprouts. And growing them doesn’t have to take an acre.”At the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the horticulture staff often grows vegetables in containers during the summer and winter,” said Amanda Tedrow, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Clarke County. “It’s not just pretty. It’s functional.”Container gardens don’t just take on an edible twist by adding vegetables.”You can get some nice colors you wouldn’t normally see during the winter,” Tedrow said. “There have been so many changes in traditional vegetables. When you purchase vegetables to grow from seed, there’s a much better selection and variety than what you can find in the grocery store.”For color variety, she suggests planting a selection such as purple broccoli or yellow cauliflower or cabbages and kales that can range from light green to reddish to almost black.”Using interesting colors is a great way to attract children to vegetable gardening,” she said.But container gardens, even if they hold vegetables, aren’t just about color. They’re also about providing texture. Tedrow said one easy way to do this is to use vegetables of various heights and sizes. Use lettuces or other greens such as Swiss chard, kale or collards to take advantage of their fluffy leaves. Use cabbage for its round heads, or use onions for their leaf shape and height.”You can grow so many vegetables at this time of year,” Tedrow said. “And many of them have very attractive foliage.”While she prefers growing her gardens from seed, Tedrow said a vegetable container garden can be as easy as putting little transplants you buy from the garden center into a large pot.”You can buy little broccoli or cabbage transplants like you do tomato plants” at a local garden center, she said. “I actually bought a little nine-pack of broccoli at the store.”When it comes to eating the vegetables, Tedrow says to grab a fork, but only after making sure that if you’ve put any pesticides on them, you’ve followed the directions for application and harvest times.”If you’re keeping a container of vegetables by the back door, it’s easier to keep an eye on the pests,” she said.With a container garden, she said, pesticides aren’t really necessary: “You can catch the problems early and pick off a few bugs or infected leaves.”Whether you have a hankering for greens or have dressing for a salad, here are some tips to keep your contained vegetables alive and growing. Potting soil: Container vegetable gardens need a fairly lightweight potting mix. You can either buy this at a garden center or mix it at home using one part peat moss, one part garden loam, one part sand and a slow-release fertilizer.Planting: Plant container crops at the same time you’d normally plant a fall garden. Depending on where in Georgia you live, this can range from early August to late October.Watering: Containers can dry out quickly, especially in full sun. Daily or even twice-daily watering may be needed.General care: Keep an eye on your plants. Regularly inspect them for insects. Check to see if they need water. And if they’re ready to eat, go find that salad bowl.last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Announces $1 Million to Combat Campus Sexual Assault is Available

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 12, 2018 Wolf Administration Announces $1 Million to Combat Campus Sexual Assault is Availablecenter_img Education,  It’s On Us PA,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that $1 million in “It’s On Us PA” grants are available to combat sexual violence at colleges and universities. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will accept applications for grants of up to $30,000 through November 21.“Our school and college campuses must be safe places for all students,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Through the “It’s on Us” program everyone can take a stand against sexual assault and help to change the culture on campuses. These grants are part of that progress, but we must do more.“I introduced a bipartisan “It’s on Us” legislative package last year to empower and protect victims of sexual assault on college and high school campuses. I urge the state House and Senate to pass them before this legislative session expires.”Since 2016, PDE has awarded 75 It’s On Us PA Grants totaling nearly $2 million to more than 60 postsecondary institutions across the state – including public and private two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The institutions use grant funds to implement strategies on their campuses to address goals of the Governor’s It’s On Us PA campaign, which include:Improve awareness, prevention, reporting, and response systems regarding sexual violence in schools, colleges and universities to better serve all students.Remove/reduce barriers that prevent survivors of sexual violence from reporting and/or accessing vital resources by creating a more consistent, empowering reporting process for student survivors of gender-based violence.Demonstrate significant, proactive, and sustainable leadership to change campus culture by challenging Pennsylvania’s education leaders – including college and university presidents, superintendents – as well as students, teachers, faculty, staff, families, and communities to pledge to improve their institutions’ climate.Programs or activities considered for funding include campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff; institutional campaigns to raise awareness and understanding of the reporting process and resources available to and rights of survivors of sexual violence; programs that enhance awareness of available resources and students’ rights or seek to increase mechanisms for anonymous reporting; and efforts to improve capacity to collect federal- or state-required data.Grant applications are available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website.The It’s On Us campaign is a national initiative started by the Obama Administration to raise awareness about sexual assault; teaching participants that assault includes non-consensual sex, advising them on how to identify dangerous situations, empowering them to intervene, and urging them to create an environment of support for victims and survivors.Governor Wolf launched It’s On Us PA in 2016, the nation’s first statewide campaign. Pennsylvanians are invited to visit the It’s On Us page on the governor’s website and take the pledge to “recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, identify situations in which sexual assault may occur, intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given, and create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.” Users may also quickly and easily tweet pre-written messages of support to spread the word to their social networks about the pledge.last_img read more

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Oregon State University researchers find more college students using marijuana since legalization

first_imgThe Register-Guard 15 June 2017Family First Comment: No surprises in this research!!“Researchers also found that more students at the Oregon university under age 21 are using marijuana than students over age 21, Kerr said. The legal age to buy and use recreational pot in Oregon is 21. “This was a big surprise to us because legalization of use is actually having an impact on illegal use,” OSU professor Harold Bae said in a statement. Kerr said having an increased supply of marijuana might be leading to more use by students who are under the legal age. He noted that many of them are already taking part in underage drinking, and students often obtain alcohol from older, legal-aged peers. So the same might be true for pot, he said. “It also might be that there’s generally some liberalization of the attitudes about marijuana, and so people who are younger are seeing it more and thinking it’s more common than it is and that’s influencing them,” Kerr said. “But we don’t really know, so we need to understand that better in future research.”The TOP policy (Gareth Morgan’s party) tries to argue this won’t happen. But it has. And it will in NZ!College students at an undisclosed large public university in Oregon are using more marijuana since recreational pot became legal two years ago, according to a new Ore­gon State University study. The increased use is mainly by students who are binge alcohol drinkers and by students who are under the legal pot consumption age of 21, the study found.Comparing marijuana use by college students before and after Oregon’s legalization of recreational marijuana in July 2015, OSU researchers also found increases at six out of seven universities around the country. But the unnamed Oregon university rose above the others with the highest increase, led by students who also binge drink. “We found that, overall, rates of marijuana use have increased across most schools and across the country likely, but that the rates in Oregon increased more,” OSU professor David Kerr said Wednesday.The journal Addiction published the 25-page OSU study Wednesday. Researchers also kept the other six universities anonymous, saying only that the schools are in states where recreational marijuana is still illegal. Data for the study came from 10,924 undergraduate students ages 18 to 26, according to the study.The OSU researchers crunched existing data, previously collected by the University of Michigan. College students around the country filled out surveys as part of Michigan’s Healthy Minds Study, giving information about substance abuse and mental health.Kerr said he and his fellow OSU researchers focused on the one Oregon university and six others around the country because Michigan happened to have data from those universities’ students before and after Oregon’s legalization of marijuana.READ MORE: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35676552-75/oregon-state-university-researchers-find-more-college-students-using-marijuana-since-legalization.html.cspKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Nigeria 3:4 Cameroon: Daami’s error makes 30 worst ref decision

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Argentina international Diego Maradona’s hand of God episode of 1886 cannot be absent. Maradona’s infamous handball for Argentina, which knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals, is perhaps the most famous (or infamous) refereeing gaffe of all time. Anxiety waiting and watching flash back 2000 Interestingly it was Tunisian official Ali Bin Nasser who later blamed a haemorrhoid treatment for affecting his sight and causing him to miss it. And if you think it is all about Nations cup and world cup then a flash back to 1997 FA cup fifth round replay between Chelsea and Leicester City is worth mentioning forcing a radio commentator to describe the referee as ‘Maggot’ The tie appeared destined for penalties after two ties had failed to separate the teams, until referee Mike Reed awarded the Blues a very controversial spot kick. Erland Johnsen went down very easily under a challenge that wasn’t there, leaving the nation enraged as Danny Baker raved on BBC Radio Five Live: “It was scandalous, an absolute scandal … football has a maggot at its golden core, and that maggot is referees.”. Read AlsoIheanacho: I can’t query VAR for cancelling my goal Now the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) has come into the game and has recorded its own pluses and minuses perhaps. Its desirability or otherwise continues in sports circles. Can it take the blame off referees? Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHow10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Most Beautiful Female Supermodels From IndiaWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon! Loading… Sports is about making and sometimes revisiting history. It is about creating and sometimes breaking records And so 20 years ago Nigeria lost the finals of the Nations cup she co-hosted with Ghana not on account of failing to play well against finalists and eventual winners Cameroon, but on account of referee error further garnished by a player’s reaction. Tunisian Referee Mourad Daami at the centre in Nigeria vs Cameroon controversial final Victor Ikpeba’s spot kick in the shoot-out of the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations final clearly went in, but referee Mourad Daami didn’t think so, and his poor decision cost the host nation the cup as Cameroon triumphed 4-3 Daami, the Tunisian referee who equally handled one match in the 2002 World cup hosted by Korea/Japan made the list of 30 worst referees’ decision x-rayed by fourfourtwo. Mourad Daami Certainly if the Ikpeba/Daami episode had not made the fourth position in the list, it would have been safe to say it was not complete, but it did. Some fans had opined then that if Ikpeba had jubilated it would have put paid to a second thought by the referee, well, all that is now history.last_img read more

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Tritt dominates Lincoln County opener

first_imgTritt started on the pole in the D & S Automotive IMCA Sport Compact feature and ran away and hid from the rest of the podium finishers. Eddie Belec led start to finish of the Maxwell Offroad Center IMCA Modified main event while Mike Nichols worked his way from inside row six at the start to first at the finish of the Knucklehead Garage IMCA Stock Car feature. Terry Tritt opped the opening night Mach-1 Sport Compact feature at Lincoln County Raceway. (Photo by Steve Towery) Quincy Eggleston ran out of real estate once he got to second and didn’t have enough laps remaining to dent the deficit behind the leader. Darryl Cauffman was third. Luke Wassom motored from the fourth row and led the last two circuits in winning the Herrick Auto & Marine IMCA Hobby Stock feature.center_img Jacob Slough won for the first time in his North Platte GMC Buick IMCA Northern SportMod career, outrunning Dillon Schultz. By Kelly Ninas NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (April 27) – The word to describe Terry Tritt’s on-track performance on opening night Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway was dominating. last_img read more

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Tyson Fury plans fresh WWE appearance in Saudi Arabia

first_imgRelatedPosts Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Saudi Arabia sets date to lift some international flight restrictions UN says Khashoggi trial fell short on transparency, accountability Tyson Fury is likely to be part of a WWE storyline after his shock appearance on SmackDown.Fury sat on the front row during the show’s premiere episode on FOX at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and had an intense confrontation with WWE superstar Braun Strowman during an Eight Man Tag Team Match.Strowman teamed up with The Miz as well as Tucker and Otis of Heavy Machinery and defeated Randy Orton, US Champion AJ Styles as well as RAW Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.During the bout The Monster Among Men taunted the British boxing superstar as he put his fists up but the Lineal heavyweight champion just stood up and grinned at the 36-year-old.A few seconds later Strowman picked up Ziggler and threw him against the barricade with such force that he knocked The Gypsy King back to his seat.The ex-RAW Tag Team Champion got the pinfall for his team after a Running Powerslam on The Showoff and that was when Fury jumped over the barricade and tried to confront the heavyweight wrestler.An army of security, though, stopped the former WBA, WBO an IBF world heavyweight champion immediately and led him away to the back.WWE then announced that this was not the last the fans have seen of Fury as he will be appearing on RAW this Monday to speak his mind about the incident on an open microphone.The altercation teased at a future angle between the two heavyweights possibly at WrestleMania, where a lot of boxing legends have appeared in the past, such as Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson. Tags: Saudi ArabiaWWElast_img read more

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Allardyce braced for “six-pointer”

first_img Norwich currently sit inside the bottom three having accumulated eight points from their opening 10 league fixtures, with a 7-0 thrashing at Manchester City last weekend meaning the Canaries have taken just one point from the last 12 available. But West Ham have also started slower than they did last season and defeat at Carrow Road would see them slip below Chris Hughton’s Canaries, with Allardyce aware the fixture could be significant come the end of the season. With Hughton’s position as Norwich boss coming under scrutiny, especially from sections of the club’s supporters, last weekend’s hammering at the Etihad Stadium could leave the Canaries with problems on and off the pitch. Allardyce, however, is taking the 7-0 result with a pinch of salt and believes Norwich will be looking for a positive reaction in Norfolk on Saturday evening. “Manchester City are capable of beating anyone in their form at the moment,” he added. “We don’t take anything from the Norwich defeat or the size of the defeat because, at the end of the day, I saw City tear apart a Champions League side [CSKA Moscow] in midweek. “A loss is a loss, at the end of the day as a manager your mentality towards your players is still the same. It is still only three points that have gone, no more. You have lost 7-0 but you haven’t lost five points, you’d have still lost only three points if you’d lost 1-0. “We will get a Norwich City team that will come out and fight for everything they can. Particularly on their own ground and in front of a home crowd.” Press Association “It is a six-pointer already,” he said. “Norwich played very well in their last home game against Cardiff, I was listening to radio commentary and how many chances they created in that game and we have to make sure we do frustrate them in that area again on Saturday. “If we can then take the game to them like we did in the 0-0 draw at Swansea this time we have got to make sure we are more clinical and put the ball in the back of the net.” Despite having only won twice so far this season, West Ham fans will remember their 3-0 success at rivals Tottenham for years to come. But Allardyce is more concerned about taking points off the teams around them in the table rather than the occasional positive results against teams fighting at the top. “It has always been more important for me,” he said. “Those are your games that if you play your best you have got a really good chance of winning. Whereas you can play your best against the big boys, give all you have got and be very, very good but still lose a game of football because of the amount of talent and the money they have spent. “I always focus on these, they are the bigger games for us, the games you need to play at your best and give yourself a chance.” West Ham’s trip to Norwich on Saturday evening has been labelled as a Barclays Premier League “six-pointer” by Hammers’ boss Sam Allardyce.last_img read more

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6 injured in California school shooting

first_imgPolice say at least six people have been injured in a shooting at a California high school.The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as an asian male dressed in black clothing.The suspect is was last seen heading toward a California elementary school, reports say.This story is developing.last_img

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The Latest: Vandy’s top tackler changes mind, won’t opt out

first_img___The San Francisco 49ers will play their season opener without fans in attendance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team said Tuesday after consulting with local officials that the Sept. 13 game against Arizona at Levi’s Stadium will be played without spectators.The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.___ ___Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season.The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fansThe Volunteers’ first home game is Oct. 3 against Missouri and university officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. Tennessee asked fans statewide to wear masks in public.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer says he empathizes with the thousands of fans who won’t get to go to games in Neyland this fall. Fulmer says the circumstances are beyond the control of Tennessee officials and they will do their best to create the safest environment both inside and outside the stadium. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Vanderbilt is getting its top tackler back after Dimitri Moore changed his mind about opting out of this season. Moore posted on Instagram on Tuesday that he decided to opt out of the upcoming season after his grandfather died of COVID-19. The senior from Cedar Hill, Texas, wrote that he has done more research and talked with doctors and medical personnel since that decision. Moore says he is returning to the Vanderbilt football program, a decision he made on his own.The linebacker says he trusts and has confidence in Vanderbilt’s testing abilities and safety protocols.Vanderbilt canceled football practice last Friday and has yet to return after what the university called “a small number” of positive COVID-19 test results in the program. The football players who tested positive were put in isolation.___The Buffalo Bills will play their first two home games without fans present, while not ruling out the possibility of allowing some into the stadium before season’s end. Associated Press The Turkish soccer federation says a limited number of spectators will be allowed into stadiums to watch games as of October as it relaxes coronavirus restrictions.The federation says stadiums around the country would operate at a maximum of 30% capacity.The spectators would have their temperatures taken before being admitted. They would be required to wear masks and keep to social distancing rules.The decision comes despite an uptick in in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. Daily infections have jumped to more than 1,000 since Aug. 4 to reach levels previously recorded in June.___ The Latest: Vandy’s top tackler changes mind, won’t opt out Current students and active donors to the Tennessee Fund with season tickets get top priority for tickets and season tickets will be offered based on annual amount given and the order to the Tennessee Fund.The original prices for season tickets will not change with Tennessee set to host five Southeastern Conference opponents for the first time since 1959.Students can start requesting tickets issued on a game-by-game basis Sept. 23.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Minnesota Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in attendance.With current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specifying an indoor venue capacity of 250 people, officials from the Vikings, the state, U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL and the city of Minneapolis were unable to establish a prudent way to open the gates to the public for now.The Vikings will host Green Bay on Sept. 13 and Tennessee on Sept. 27 with the 66,000 seats empty. Over the ensuing five weeks, Minnesota plays at home only once, on Oct. 18 against Atlanta.In a statement, the Vikings said: “We have sought to balance the opportunity to provide fan access with the responsibility to adhere to public health and medical guidance in order to maintain the health and safety of fans, players, staff members and the broader community. Ultimately, public health is our top priority.”NFC North rivals Green Bay and Detroit have announced their first two home games will be played without fans. Chicago also will start the season without spectators but has not specified for how many games. The Bills announced the decision on their Twitter account Tuesday following discussions with state and county health officials. The team said it is still attempting to establish policies and procedures “that hopefully permit fans later this season.”State guidelines remain unchanged since June, when New York approved the resumption of pro sports but without spectators present.The Bills have offered season ticket holders the option of refunds or pushing that money to next year. Those who keep money in their account would be eligible to be included in a lottery should fans be allowed.Buffalo opens the season on Sept. 13 hosting the New York Jets, and then hosts the Los Angeles Rams two weeks later.The announcement comes a day after Bills coach Sean McDermott described the lack of league-wide uniformity regarding the presence of spectators at NFL games as being “ridiculous” after AFC East rival Miami announced it would allow up to 13,000 fans into its stadium. August 25, 2020last_img read more

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