Excessive rainfall in May reduced the potential yield of Georgia’s tobacco crop by as much as 15 percent, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension tobacco agronomist J. Michael Moore.Moore believes that some producers experienced as much as 15 to 25 inches of rainfall during the last two weeks in May, a time when tobacco is starting to grow. The added moisture leached a lot of nitrogen — a vital nutrient — out of the soil, which caused the tobacco to turn yellow.“When you think about losing 15 percent of optimum yield for the season, it’s really not a good start. But then again, it’s not just Georgia. We see damage in South Carolina and in North Carolina from late crop planting because it’s been too wet,” Moore said.The increased rain combined with limited sunlight caused the tobacco roots to suffocate when the soil filled with water. The roots died and began to rot. Moore said farmers are now trying to grow a new root system that will soak up the nitrogen that still resides in the soil. The plant will regrow roots as the soil dries if it did not totally drown.Some growers replaced some of the nitrogen that leached from the soil to make it available to the plants growing new roots.“We experienced a drought several weeks prior to the beginning of the rain. We needed rainfall, we just didn’t need it all at once and we didn’t need the volume that we received,” Moore said.Growers have worked with local UGA Extension agents to determine how best to replace the leached nitrogen, the amount of nitrogen that needs to be replaced based on what was applied earlier, and the amount of rainfall over this period of time in May.Eddie Beasley, Berrien County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, said the current status of local tobacco farms is both good and bad.“It depends on where you are. We’ve got a lot of wet areas and a lot of dry areas. A lot of our crop went through a dry spell, which stunted it. Then we got a lot of rain, so we’ve got a lot of plants under water,” he said.According to Beasley, Berrien County produces more than 1,250 acres of tobacco. Local growers are seeing an increase in tomato spotted wilt virus, and as much as 20 to 30 percent of the county’s crop has been impacted by this disease, which is transmitted by thrips.“The tomato spotted wilt virus has always been a problem for our growers. It’s our No. 1 disease problem, our No. 1 impediment to the yield and quality of the Georgia crop,” Moore said.The virus can damage plants’ leaves to the point that they’re unusable. Plants can also die if they’re infected in the first two weeks.The first round of tobacco harvests in Georgia should begin in the next two weeks. According to Moore, approximately 12,500 acres were planted this year.
Protesters have arrived at Rec Park. pic.twitter.com/BH5PhOr9PD— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters at the scene say Binghamton Police have blocked off the intersection of Main Street and Murray Street and are directing eastbound traffic. —– 1:23 P.M. UPDATE: 1:52 P.M. UPDATE: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters on the scene say protesters have arrived at Recreation Park. They say the protest has grown significantly since arriving at Binghamton High School, estimating nearly 1000 people. —– BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — People gathered at the Binghamton High School to begin a protest for George Floyd on Sunday. —– 12 News is on the scene and says the protest is expected to go to Recreation Park in Binghamton. 12 News also says nearly 200 people are attending the protest. Full report coming up tonight on 12 News at 6 p.m. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters say the protest has wrapped up at rec park. pic.twitter.com/KZVPY5sG3J— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Binghamton Police have Main Street blocked off at Murray St. and are directing east bound traffic around the area of the demonstration in front of the high school. pic.twitter.com/d9k2D9Ief6— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 I would say we are nearing 200 people. pic.twitter.com/Zqw06S9dgF— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Large group of protesters currently moving down Main Street pic.twitter.com/aStyr6leEo— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 Protest remains peaceful as chants of “No justice, No Peace” continue to echo through the area pic.twitter.com/mv33PhhL4Q— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 “We are marching today against the systemic racism shown toward the black community.”— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Everyone has taken a knee in the road. pic.twitter.com/LNeWLWAwsm— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 2:30 P.M. UPDATE: Chants of “I can’t breathe” have erupted from the crowd as they make their way into the park grounds. pic.twitter.com/oKnYIHntzD— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 Business owners are standing in front of their stores. pic.twitter.com/4mhGfk9nWF— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Protests beginning here at Binghamton High School. The plan is to head to Rec Park. pic.twitter.com/oG77TPwMXN— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020
Posters in reception, lobbies and rooms of the Group’s properties will give users access to the content through a QR code. The system is already available in 293 of the 350 hotels that the company manages internationally, including both of its hotels in the UK (NH London Kensington and nhow London). “Innovation is a priority for NH Hotel Group. – Advertisement – “We believe that the best way to improve our guests’ stay is to offer them a different, agile and simple service, as today’s life requires. “Mobile Guest Service adds to our digital commitment with which we intend to make the final guest experience even more satisfactory. “Furthermore, this platform reinforces the customer’s perception of security, since they are able to interact with all the hotel services using only their own device,” Isidoro Martínez de la Escalera, NH Hotel Group chief marketing officer, highlighted. OlderMilestone Hotel launches new Royal Afternoon Tea Mobile Guest Service, a new digital solution launched by NH Hotel Group, is designed to change the way in which guests interact with the hotels and services. It also aimed to improve the experience and prioritise safety. – Advertisement – NewerAqua Expeditions returns to Amazon sailing in Peru The system that offers guests full control of their hotel stay from any electronic device, whether that is a mobile phone, tablet or laptop.The platform provides practical information about the hotel, access to main services such as room service, spa, gym and restaurant reservations, the option to request extra amenities and the ability to order products from the now virtual minibar. In addition, Mobile Guest Service offers guests useful information about the destination, including tips for visiting tourist hot spots alongside access to the daily international press.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Regardless of which destination it is a matter of natural beauty, the picturesqueness of the place and the hospitality of the population were rated by the respondents with the highest marks (excellent and very good). Opportunities for sports and recreation are rated much better: 60 percent of respondents give them a rating of very good or excellent. Respondents, however, suggest that we should arrange more bike paths, that bike paths should be separated from pedestrian ones, and that there is a lack of diving offers. The most common complaints of tourists are too high prices – from the accommodation itself, the price in restaurants to the price of services such as bicycle rental. So some of the respondents say that we should adjust the price-performance ratio, offer more hotels with all-inclusive service, renovate rooms, and some warn that apartments should be cleaned more often. Thus, the highest marks – excellent and very good – Austrian tourists rated the natural beauty, picturesqueness of the place and the hospitality of the population, regardless of the destination. The average rating for a gastronomic offer on a scale of 1 to 5 is 3,8. Traffic jams and environmental (un) awareness Of the 23 rated characteristics of the destination, we received the worst average rating (3,1) for environmental awareness. Some respondents resent that waste is not taken away often enough, that streets and beaches are dirty, and that we do not pay enough attention to environmental protection. Still, the cleanliness of the beaches, and especially the cleanliness of the sea, on average they get high grades (from 3,9 to 4,1) and it would be important for them to stay that way. For the offer of sports and recreational content, 60 percent of respondents give a grade of very good or excellent. As many as 17 percent of respondents believe that prices in local stores are very high. The traffic segment was rated as bad or very bad by 17 percent of respondents, mainly due to congestion and lack of parking spaces. “The results of the research confirm that investments in tourism pay off, ie that those who regularly invest in the development of the offer can expect that their investment will return, while others will find it increasingly difficult to cope with the demands of guests. This is true both for individuals and for local communities, which could certainly solve many of these problems on their own, instead of waiting for solutions at the state, region or county level. ” concludes Senka Brajović from the Improve agency Research & Analytics. Tourist destinations on the Croatian Adriatic should pay more attention to accessibility, decoration and cleanliness. Of the 23 rated characteristics of the destination, we received the worst average rating (3,1) for the ecological category. As many as 22 percent of Austrians who spent their summers in Croatia this year believe that our environmental awareness is at an unsatisfactory level, ie bad or very bad. We need a better price-quality ratio We also get high marks for the gastronomic offer, especially for the selection of indigenous local gastronomy and the appearance and atmosphere of the restaurants visited. The average score is 3,8 (on a scale of 1-5). Slightly worse (3,5) Austrian tourists rated the value they got for their money. Some have complained about the insufficient supply for vegetarians. It is about offering content or activities for children, offering cultural events in the place (such as concerts, exhibitions, performances), nightlife (clubs, bars), opportunities to learn about local culture and customs and offer organized trips to the surrounding area. Good offer of sports and recreational activities Many of them have been coming to Croatia for years and would recommend to their friends and relatives to visit Croatia. But 18 percent of Austrians who were vacationing in our country for the first time this year would not recommend the destination they were staying to, the survey showed. According to the eVisitor system, Austrian tourists were third behind German and Slovenian tourists in the first eight months with 6,3 million overnight stays. We resent the crowds at the border and on the highways, the lack of information boards in German, poor public transport… These are problems that should be systematically addressed. The aim of the research was to get an answer to the question: How do Austrian tourists see Croatia? Source: Agency Improve Research & Analytics One of the major problems facing tourists in Croatia is traffic jams and lack of parking. 17 percent of respondents rated the traffic segment as bad or very bad, as well as the traffic connection of the destination. We received significantly worse marks for traffic connections, traffic and parking from Austrian tourists who were in Croatia for the first time this year, than from those who came more than once. We should also consider offering content for entertainment and recreation. This category includes six elements very important for a quality, complete tourist offer. However, we did not get particularly good grades for any of them – “threesome”. Austrian tourists are attracted to Croatia by its natural beauty, clean sea, they also love our gastronomic specialties and indigenous dishes, the hospitality of the local population and the appearance and picturesqueness of the place on the Adriatic coast and coast. They are less satisfied with the ecological awareness of the destination, the orderliness of traffic and parking, the offer of cultural events, organized excursions and facilities for children and the prices in local stores, an online survey showed agencies Improve Research & Analytics. Agency IMPROVE Research & Analytics conducted an online survey on a sample of 108 Austrian tourists who visited the Croatian coast or coast this year from April to September. Respondents are satisfied with the possibilities of non-cash payment and purchase of local products, souvenirs and delicacies, which are rated very good on average (3,8). But the average rating for the adequacy of prices in local stores is only 3,3, and 17 percent of those surveyed think prices are very high. The largest number of Austrian guests who participated in the survey stayed in 4 or 5 star hotels (39%) or in private accommodation (27%). Although most rate the quality of accommodation highly, one in three was less satisfied, and more than 40% do not consider the value for money to be particularly good. Photo: Pixabay.com
Some 7,950 to 9,350 barrels of oil released from Delta House floating production facility last week could be the largest oil spill in the US since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, according to Bloomberg.The oil was released from the facility’s subsea infrastructure in 4,463 feet water depth in the Gulf of Mexico, 40 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. The flowline release began in the morning hours of October 11 from a fracture in a jumper pipe leading from Mississippi Canyon Block 209, Well No. 1 to a manifold located on the seafloor.Once identified, the pipeline leak was isolated and stopped on Thursday morning, the offshore oil and gas operator LLOG Exploration Offshore informed the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).LLOG has communicated to BSEE that there is no recoverable oil on surface, adding that two skimming vessels sourced from Clean Gulf Associates and Marine Spill Response Corporation were on location and prepared to respond.Following the incident, a sheen was observed and reported through the National Response Center, while monitoring of the residual sheen continued. There were no shoreline impacts nor personnel injuries reported.BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst has initiated a Panel Investigation into the oil release, saying that “this panel investigation is a critical step in ensuring BSEE determines the cause, or causes, of the incident and develops recommendations to prevent similar events from occurring in the future.”BSEE inspectors launched an initial inspection and investigation at LLOG’s Delta House platform on October 13.Although it represents only a fraction of an estimated total discharge at 4.9 million ejected in the Deepwater Horizon incident, the amount of oil released from the Delta House facility early Wednesday to Thursday morning makes this the largest spill in more than seven years, Bloomberg cited data from the BSEE.The 2010 blowout at BP Plc’s Macondo well, which sank the Deepwater Horizon rig, took the lives of 11 people. The incident occurred on April 20, 2010, and after several failed efforts to contain the flow, the well was finally declared sealed on September 19, 2010.World Maritime News Staff
The Christian Post 14 August 2015A three-judge panel at the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld two previous rulings on Thursday that found Christian cake artist Jack Phillips guilty of discrimination against a same-sex couple because he refused to make a cake for their wedding. The court ruled that Phillips cannot use his religious beliefs or free-speech rights to refuse to make such cakes.“I think the ruling means that some Colorado citizens have a First Amendment right to believe what they want and to act on those beliefs — such as Lé Bakery Sensual of Denver or Azucar Bakery. As long as you hold the right view on same-sex marriage, you can act on your conscience,” said Nicolle Martin, Phillips’ lead attorney.“But for people like Jack Phillips, you are not entitled to those beliefs.”The Associated Press reported that the case stems from an incident in 2012, when gay couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins requested Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, bake them a cake for their wedding. The Christian baker said that he can make them other items, but not a wedding cake, citing his religious beliefs that deem marriage a union solely between a man and a woman.Due to the court’s ruling, Phillips will now be required by the government to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples if he continues his business, and he will need to retrain his staff to follow the state’s anti-discrimination policies.The Christian baker said that the court’s ruling “is not fair.”http://www.christianpost.com/news/colorado-christian-cake-artist-forced-to-bake-gay-marriage-cakes-despite-religious-beliefs-court-rules-142803/
The DOH also said in its media bulletin the other night that one of their senior officials have tested positive to COVID-19, while it denied that members of the DOH Executive Committee were positive for the virus. MANILA – The number of patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country have breached the 200 mark as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 15 more cases on Wednesday. The 15th casualty was a 58 year old male from Lanao del Sur who has history of travel to Malaysia. He died due to ARDS secondary to Covid-19 and he had pre-existing diabetes. The DOH also announced that tree more patients have also recovered from the virus and most of them recovered and were discharged from the hospitals exhibited mild symptoms and did not have underlying medical conditions./PN Meanwhile, the DOH have recorded five more casualties due to COVID-19 bringing up the total death toll due to the virus to 17, an advisory from the DOH stated on Tuesday and Wednesday. The 14th casualty was Patient 129, a 67-year-old Filipino male who died from ARDS and community acquired pneumonia secondary to COVID-19 also the other day. He was known hypertensive. Meanwhile, CNN Philippines was forced to shut down its operation after another tenant of the building, where the network is located, was tested positive for COVID-19. Also among the latest confirmed cases was veteran actor Christopher de Leon, who announced on his Instagram account on Tuesday night that he was tested positive to the virus. The 17th casualty was an 86 year old female from San Juan City who has no travel history. Her cause of death was septic shock secondary to pneumonia and COVID-19. She has chronic kidney disease, hypertensive, ischemic heart disease and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Security personnel check the body temperature of all Manila City Hall employees and visitors before entering the vicinity on Monday, amid confirmation of novel coronavirus cases in the country. The health department confirmed 10 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday and urged the public to avoid crowded places and attending mass gatherings in an attempt to prevent spread of the coronavirus. ABS-CBN NEWS DOH spokesperson Maria Vergeire announced six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, while nine others were tallied in an advisory later in the day for a total of 202 cases. The 16th casualty was a 65 year old male from Pasig City who has history of travel to London. He succumbed to ARDS and community acquired pneumonia secondary to COVID-19. He was hypertensive and has diabetes. The 13th casualty was Patient 126, a 76-year-old Filipino male who died due to acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) and severe pneumonia secondary to Covid-19 on Tuesday. He has type 2 diabetes and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. The management of the Worldwide Corporate Center along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City –where CNN Philippines is located – will be disinfecting the building occupied by a number of other companies.
An article by Zak Keefer in the Indy Star talked about the reason Griff Whalen is in the NFL. After all, when he graduated from Stanford the scouts said he was too small and too slow to play pro football. So why did he stick with the Colts? The Colts said they were going to keep 5 receivers when Whalen joined the team. As it turned out, they kept 6 with Whalen being the 6th.What the scouts forgot to take into account, was that Whalen was Andrew Luck’s roommate at Stanford. Luck is so familiar with Whalen that he knows exactly where he is going to be on any given pass route. Griff also runs very exact routes and has very soft hands. This makes him an excellent receiver for the Colts. I am sure he has been in the league long enough now that someone would find his talents desirable as well. However, I don’t think the Colts are ready to release him.
admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) BOSTON — The Mount Desert Island High School Indoor track team sent a small contingent to the New England High School Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track in Boston on March 6.In the girls’ 55-meter dash, senior Danielle Hutchins took 13th place with a time of 7.52 seconds. Hutchins also ran the 300-meter dash and placed 10th with a time of 41.83. Hutchins was joined in the 300-meter by sophomore Destiny Kanu, who got 19th place with her time of 56.97.Senior Heather Spurling competed in the two-mile run, placing 23rd overall running to a time of 12:08.62.Spurling also was a member of the 4×800-meter relay, which was rounded out by fellow MDI runners Kailyn Russell, Catie Smith and Kymry Brooks. The team took 20th place with a time of 10:42.49. Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
London: County side Surrey on Monday announced that six players from its squad are self-isolating as a precautionary measure related to the COVID-19 outbreak.”While not all six have reported symptoms, close proximity means that they have all been instructed to stay at home this week. The six players will not be named at this point.”The rest of the squad will continue to train in the marquee, gym, and Ken Barrington Centre at The Kia Oval.”England’s two-Test series in Sri Lanka was recently postponed due to the rising concern over the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The death count from the disease is now over 5800. The number of confirmed UK cases of the virus has reached 1,372, with 40,279 people tested, according to the latest Department of Health figures. Almost all of the latest cases were in England, but 34 new cases were announced in Wales, 32 in Scotland and 11 in Northern Ireland. There are a total of 35 deaths in the country. IANSAlso Read: Coronavirus: Cricket tourneys, volleyball meet postponedAlso Watch: BJP city committee organizes Coronavirus awareness programme in Guwahati on Monday.