Homegrown BLT.

first_img Wayne McLaurin is a professor emeritus of horticulture with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Mulch and stake Make sure your garden gets 1 inch of water per week. (In excessively hot weeks, make that 2 inches.) If you get a half-inch of rain on Tuesday, give the garden a half-inch later in the week. Water early in the day to cut down on evaporation losses and to give your plants plenty of time to dry out, too. Wet foliage overnight may help trigger some diseases. With drip irrigation or soaker hoses, which deliver water right at the soil surface and not on the leaves, you can water almost anytime. Watch the fertilizer! Keep diseases down by placing the plant up on stakes or cages, and mulch around the plant to place a barrier between the plant and the soil. Mulch will also keep the soil moisture more uniform, which helps the tomato plant grow best. Tomatoes need it, but they need it in the right amount and at the right time. You should be side-dressing now, and timing is critical. The fertilizer you put out originally was enough to carry the plant until the first fruits “set” and the little tomatoes are the size of a dime to a nickel. Then, and only then, you should side-dress with more fertilizer. If you put out more fertilizer sooner, the plant will slough off the blossoms. It will grow vegetatively and not reproductively — it won’t produce tomatoes. Mind pests and diseases Wayne J. McLaurin Experts/Sources: Remember how great that first bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich was last year?The bread was toasted just right and slathered with mayonnaise. Then came bacon cookedto perfection, leaf lettuce just picked from the garden and the final crowning of yourfirst homegrown tomato — sliced ceremoniously, piled high with some hanging over the edgeof the sandwich. With a glass of iced tea and chips on the side, it was close to heaven.Well, the makings of that sandwich are within your grasp right now in the garden.Please handle the tomato plants carefully in anticipation of “The Day.”Tomatoes are 95 percent water Keep a lookout for insects and diseases. Check your plants as often as you can — at least two or three times a week. Get down on the bugs’ level and look at the underside of the leaves. This is where the insects hide and do their damage. If you keep these points in mind as you tend your garden, the “Day for That Sandwich” will come.last_img read more

New Stern Center Staff

first_imgThe Stern Center for Language and Learning has recentlyexpanded the staff at their Williston facility. Kim Johnson-Lesny, M.Ed.,has joined the staff as an Educational Diagnostician. Amy Davis, M.Ed.,and Gregory Martin, M.A. are Cinical Instructors. The Stern Center isnon-profit literacy organization with a satellite facility in White RiverJunction.last_img

Lake Grove Man Shot Twice, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are looking for the person who shot a Lake Grove man twice Friday night, police said.Marvin Gonzalez, 33, was standing outside his home on Stony Brook Road just after 8:30 p.m., police said, when he was shot once in the head and once in the leg. Police said the bullet grazed his head.Gonzalez was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8451 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img

OpEd: Despite Pandemic, LIRR’s Future is Bright

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As difficult as this year has been, there’s another side to this story that we can’t lose sight of: the progress and success we’ve made at the Long Island Rail Road, delivering critical infrastructure work resulting in improved service delivery for our customers.Several of the innovations our teams here at LIRR have conceptualized, tested, and executed with success have led the way in the global railroading industry. We know we have to continue to think outside the box and adapt to problems and issues that arise so we can continue to deliver the service our customers deserve, no matter what Mother Nature or a global pandemic throws at us.The finish line is in sight for Positive Train Control that already covers 98% of LIRR’s 305 route miles. Remaining implementation is in the area between Jamaica and Penn Station which is expected to be finished ahead of schedule before the end of the year. Positive Train Control enhances train safety behind the scenes by reducing the potential for human error to contribute to train-to-train collisions, trains traveling into zones where railroad employees are working on tracks, and other types of accidental mishaps.Last year we piloted a first-in the-world laser train to combat leaf fall season, which has historically been a major source of delays during autumn. This year we added a second laser train and increased the speeds. In conjunction with our improved pressure washers, we’ve hit record on-time performance figures this fall. So far this year, trains were on time 96% of the time, 3.6 percentage points higher compared to the same period last year. This shows what we’re doing is working. Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here And as part of LIRR Forward, we made several delay-causing issues a priority. Take a look at these figures relating to just one element: we had 86 track circuit failures that led to delays in 2018; decreased to 44 in 2019; and so far this year, 17, more than a 77% reduction from 2018. This means less delays and more on-time trains for our customers. A promise made and a promise delivered.If you haven’t already, download our free newly revamped TrainTime app that includes features serving as critical tools as we ride the rails during this pandemic. These industry-pioneering features can help you plan your trip to take the least crowded trains, while providing real-time information about your travels to help you stay informed.As our workforce has shown day-in and day-out this year, I know we have the talent among our ranks to get us through these dark times. But as we take some time this holiday season to remember what we do have and what we are thankful for, let’s remember how vital our public transportation network and our employees are to the fabric of society.From all of us here at the railroad, we wish you and your families the best in health this holiday season. Know that we’re gearing up for another successful year in 2021 to serve all of you.Phil Eng is president of the MTA Long Island Rail Road.This OpEd first appeared on amNY.comcenter_img For more opinions visit longislandpress.com/category/opinions.last_img read more

EFL clubs close to agreeing £50m Premier League bailout package | Football News

first_imgPremier League CEO Richard Masters– Advertisement – Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee meeting that there can be no ‘blank cheque’ to bail out clubs in the English Football League “The EFL believes that today represents a significant step forward and is hopeful that a final agreement on the short-term rescue package across all three divisions can be reached imminently which will provide much needed support, clarity and certainty for all EFL clubs at a time when they need it most.“In addition to finalising the short-term financial issues, clubs were today informed that the EFL will contribute fully in the Premier League’s strategic review to consider the future structure and financing of English football, and will hopefully have a direct and positive impact on a more sustainable EFL in the future.”The Premier League’s strategic review has been stepped up following the emergence of Project Big Picture proposals last month.PL chief Masters ‘confident’ bailout agreement can be reached 2:27 Clubs in League One and League Two look set to be able to access the £50m coronavirus rescue package from the Premier League soon after EFL clubs held positive talks on Thursday.The package, which is made up of £20m in grants and £30m in loans to help clubs cope with the absence of matchday revenue, was initially rejected by the EFL because it did not apply to Championship clubs.- Advertisement –center_img Now that the Premier League has brought forward a separate package for Championship clubs, the impasse seems to have been broken.In a statement, the EFL said: “Following a comprehensive debate in all three divisions, a collective agreement in principle was made to move forward and finalise the negotiations, with Championship clubs making it clear today that they wanted to ensure their colleagues in League One and League Two received the proposed £50m financial support package to cover gate losses for 2019-20 and 2020-21 as soon as is practically possible.“Championship clubs also acknowledged that discussions in respect of the levels of support they will receive will remain ongoing.- Advertisement – Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says he is “confident we can reach an agreement” with the EFL over emergency funding after an MP labelled the situation a “farce”.Julian Knight MP described the failure to reach an agreement as a “farce” at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee meeting on Tuesday, and warned Masters that 10 Football League clubs were unlikely to make payroll this month without a financial bailout.Masters confirmed the Premier League would now be willing to discuss financial assistance for teams in the Championship but insisted the original offer was “appropriate”.“The Premier League has engaged and wants to seek resolution but there can’t be a blank cheque or an underwriting of losses,” said Masters on Tuesday.“We believe our proposal is appropriate and goes to the heart of the problem and is in line with Government policy on how it deals with other sectors.“We believe we are stepping up and helping the pyramid of football, we have yet to reach an agreement with Rick Parry but I am confident we can do that.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mike Saran arrived in Croatia by bicycle

first_imgOn the sixth day since he left Prague and covered more than 700 kilometers through the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia on his bicycle, Mike Saran – owner of the Le Meridien Lav hotel in Split and founder of the Sport2Life foundation, arrived in Croatia yesterday (June 12.06.2020, XNUMX). So far, Saran, accompanied by his friend and professional Czech cyclist Tomas Grimm, has traveled 720 kilometers through the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia to Zagreb. In front of him is another 580 kilometers of road on which he plans to visit Karlovac, Rastoke, Plitvice Lakes, Gacka Valley, Krk and Skradin, Šibenik and Trogir and about all that, about the beauties and interesting things he will meet along the way, he will talk through his social networks MikeChallenge and #CycleYourDreams. Crossing the Slovenian-Croatian border at the Macelj border crossing two days ago, he achieved one of the basic goals of his feat – he proved how safe and easy it is to travel from the Czech Republic to Croatia. The goal was to prove by personal example that traveling in Europe, more precisely from the Czech Republic to Croatia, is simple after a pandemic and after the borders are open, and that Croatia is an ideal and very safe country for a summer vacation.  / / / TRAVELS BY BIKE FROM THRESHOLD TO SPLIT TO SHOW TRAVEL SAFETY AFTER A PANDEMIC “Croatia is a beautiful country and my intention was to show how easy and safe it is to get to Croatia. At the same time, Croatia, and especially Dalmatia, offers everything that a modern tourist can wish for at the moment – it is a beautiful destination with a preserved coast, you can visit it by car, bicycle, you can enjoy the sea or mountains, it is full of excellent adrenaline locations. hotel offer, is located in the heart of Europe and is a very safe destination. In addition, I wanted to once again inspire parents and children to be active, to enjoy the outdoors and in nature, to play sports, which is the main goal of my foundation Sport2Life” said Saran. Photo: BRDA Volleyball Club Mike Saran – investor in Croatia, philanthropist and founder of the Sport2Life Foundation, adventurer and owner of the Le Meridien LAV hotel in Split, decided to cover 1200 kilometers on his bike in just ten days, on roads and off road trails of the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia to your hotel in Split. His arrival in Split, more precisely his hotel Le Meridien LAV, is expected on Monday, June 15 in the evening.  last_img read more

English Partnerships falls short of £1bn regeneration target

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The eclectic developer

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Newsreader Sandra Sully lists Gold Coast investment properties

first_imgNewsreader Sandra Sully and husband, Symon Brewis-Weston, are selling part of their Gold Coast property portfolio.BRISBANE-BORN newsreader Sandra Sully and her husband, FlexiGroup chief Symon Brewis-Weston, are selling off part of their Gold Coast investment portfolio.The couple is selling three units in ‘Parkdale Apartments’, walking distance from the beach at 12 Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach. Newsreader Sandra Sully and her husband are selling three units in this Broadbeach property.The units are being marketed as a “buy one or buy them all” potential development opportunity to secure half a building on a 600 sqm block.The property is scheduled for auction on December 9 through Ray White’s Gareth Denning and Veronika Princeton-Hall. Newsreader Sandra Sully and her husband are selling this unit in Broadbeach.The Ten Network journalist started buying into the block of six units in 2006.Records show she paid $361,500 for a second-floor unit and two years later, she snapped up a ground floor apartment for $410,000. RECORD APARTMENT RESALE IN ABIAN More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago SLEEPY SUBURB LANDS $3M-PLUS SALE THIS IS WHAT $12 MILLION CAN BUY Newsreader Sandra Sully and her husband are selling three units in this Broadbeach property.Sully and Brewis-Weston then bought a top floor apartment in the same building in both of their names early this year for $415,000.Records show it was previously owned by Sully’s parents. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Newsreader Sandra Sully is selling some of her Gold Coast properties. Picture: Christian Gilles.The couple own another unit in Brittania Avenue in Broadbeach, which they bought for $740,000 in 2011 and which was last offered for lease for $585 a week.last_img read more

Contract Awarded for Baltimore Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project

first_imgGreat Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC, Old Brook, Illinois, has been awarded a $26.4 million contract for the Baltimore Harbor maintenance dredging project.According to the DOD, work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2020.The work is part of the regular maintenance of the multiple channels that go from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia all the way into Baltimore Harbor that require periodic dredging to ensure continued safe navigation for vessels going in and out of the Port of Baltimore.Each year, the Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration (MPA) and the Army Corps work together to maintain approximately 150 nautical miles of channels that run through the Chesapeake Bay, Patapsco Rive, and Baltimore Harbor.On average, 4.7 million cubic yards of sediment must be dredged every year to maintain them.The last dredging campaign – recently completed by Norfolk Dredging of Virginia – had a price tag of roughly $24.6 million and included removal of nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material from the shipping channels.During the works, the channels were dredged to a depth of 51 feet plus one to two feet of allowable overdepth.last_img read more