Reform of OUSU election debates

May 3, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThis week, OUSU have voted to introduce a new format for presidential elections.The proposals, which are to be adopted from Friday of 5th week, will introduce alternative hustings consisting of a three-minute speech from all candidates, followed by questions from each other and the floor.Lewis Iwu, current OUSU president, said that he “wholeheartedly supported” the rule change. He said, “When I ran for president, candidates would either use questions posed to them to either have a dig at other candidates, or not answer the question at all. Some candidates even planted questions in the audience.”last_img read more

Delicious Dill.

January 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThe seeds are the best way to use dill in dishes that require cooking over a long time.Of course, dill is best known as a pickling herb for cucumbers as well as green beans,carrots and beets.Grows Well in GardensDill plants are annuals. They die each year, but their seeds can overwinter in the soilto pop up the following year. Dill grows well in gardens throughout the United States andsouthern Canada (zones 3-10).Properly sited and planted, dill grows so fast that some of its foliage is matureenough to be harvested in only eight weeks.Plan to sow several crops in succession, three weeks apart, to assure a supply over thegrowing season. Dill does best in full sun, with a bit of afternoon shade in Georgia.It’s fairly tolerant of poor soil. Still, it prefers a sandy or loamy soil that drainswell. It’s a light feeder, so you don’t need extra fertilizer in a reasonably fertilesoil.Plant Seeds ShallowTo sow seeds directly into the garden in rows, make a line in the soil one-fourth toone-half inch deep. Then dribble the tiny seeds into the indented rows. Firm the soil overthe rows of seeds and water softly. Expect to see sprouts in 10 to 14 days.To plant homegrown or commercial seedlings, choose an overcast day or wait until lateafternoon. Shield new transplants from bright sun the first day or two while they copewith the shock of transplanting.Space the plants 8 to 10 inches apart if you’ll harvest leaves, or 10 to 12 inchesapart if harvesting seed. Take great pains to avoid disturbing the taproot.Depending on the variety, these fast-growing dill plants will grow to maturity and setseed in about 60 days.Mulch ImportantIn thin, poor and unmulched soil, dill needs watering a couple of times a week when itdoesn’t rain. Drip or porous-hose watering is better for dill than overhead sprinklers.Spread a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around the plants when they’re about 6 inchestall. This will discourage weeds and help keep the soil moist. Add more mulch as itdecomposes in the summer heat.Dill is typically a disappearing target for pests. Its fast growth and quick harvestallow little time for aphids and others to establish a presence.Occasionally, parsleyworms or tomato hornworms attack its foliage. Handpick parsleywormand transfer it to another favorite, Queen Anne’s lace, so it can survive to become abutterfly.Handpick hornworms and drop them into a plastic bag to discard in the trash. Dill is best known as a pickling herb for cucumbers and other vegetables. But its leaves and seeds have many culinary uses. Dill (Anethum graveolens) is a delightful herb with many culinary uses. It’svalued both for its flavorful foliage and for its pungent seeds.Fresh or dried, dill leaves add a distinctive flavor to salads, fish, vegetablecasseroles and soups. Used whole or ground, dill seeds add zest to breads, cheeses andsalad dressings.The seeds are dark brown, narrow, ribbed and flattened. About one-sixth of an inchlong, their pungent flavor is similar to caraway seeds, which are cousins. Dill Beautiful, Too Get the Best Flavorcenter_img More Information Photo: Hugh Wilson, Texas A&Mlast_img read more

Thunder Bay Theatre kicks off opening day of “Godspell” this weekend

August 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Thunder Bay Theater is putting on a performance that’s right on time to get you in the Christmas spirit. Thunder Bay has teamed up with Alpena High School’s theatre troop to put on the Tony–nominated musical, Godspell.Education coordinator at the theatre, Adrian Alexander, says the play highlights the gospel of Matthew, and is a story of character and integrity.“We’re setting it in modern day New York and we’re getting all the different characters that belong to different walks of life and different belief systems and just kind of coming together and showing how no matter what walk of life or belief system, how we can still form a community and make a better day.”In the tale of friendship, loyalty, and love, a small group of disciples help Jesus tell parables through song, dance and humor. The play opens this Friday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. and will run every weekend through December 15.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena High School, Godspell, Musical, Play, Thunder Bay TheatreContinue ReadingPrevious NEMSCA partnering with WCMU radio to bring heat Michigan homesNext Community members talk about reasons for the seasonlast_img read more

Family of boy left on school bus in Palm Beach County gets $200,000 settlement

August 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBack in 2015, a 7-year-old boy with autism was left on a school bus for more than five hours.According to, The Palm Beach Post the family of the boy will receive $200,000 from Palm Beach County public schools.Officials say the boy hopped on the bus to head to school, and he remained on the bus even after the bus driver returned to the bus depot. A mechanic found him.last_img

Christine turns the tables for victory

August 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_img5 Sep 2014 Christine turns the tables for victory Lancashire’s Christine Cook turned the tables to become one of the winners at the England Golf senior men’s and women’s North tournament at York Golf Club.“Last year I was either last or nearly last,” she laughed. “This year I’ve done really well and had a wonderful win. You’ve just got to keep going!”Christine, a past ladies’ captain at her club, Lancaster, won the women’s handicap prize by two points after returning scores of 40 and 38 stableford points for a total of 78.“In the first round I had an excellent front nine with 25 points, but I felt I did even better in the second when I had 19 points front and back. I felt I played more consistently.”Christine was joined in the winners’ circle by Sue Westall (Copt Heath), who took the women’s scratch prize; Brian Wilkinson (Otley) who won the men’s handicap at his first attempt; and Graeme MacDonald (Newark), who had a back-to-back win in the men’s scratch event.Sue Westall was an England ladies’ and senior international – and a successful England senior team captain – and clearly still has the winning habit. She played exactly to her six-handicap in both rounds, amassing a gross total of 60 points.“The pin positions were very difficult but the greens were superb and you could really score if you were in the right place,” said Sue. “I had one birdie, with a shot, for four points and the rest was just steady.”Brian Wilkinson has his wife, Morag, to thank for his success. “My wife plays off 11 and she had entered and suggested I come too – I am very glad I did!“It’s been a lovely two days, the weather was great, the course was lovely and I had good company all the way round,” added Brian, a 17-handicapper who had scores of 37, 33 for a total of 70 and a two-point win.He said of his debut win: “I have to keep pinching myself. I was expecting someone in the last group to knock me out, but they didn’t. It’s been great, really good.”Graeme MacDonald is enjoying a super season of senior golf. He won the scratch prize at the Midlands tournament, which was played at his own club, Newark, where he is course manager. Now, he’s followed up with his second success, with a gross total of 61 points. What’s more, he’s also a member of the Nottinghamshire team which is heading to the finals of the English senior men’s county championship.“I’m very pleased to win two in a row,” said Graeme, who was full of praise for the York head greenkeeper. “The course was immaculate and the greens were fair and true.”Caption (from left): Brian Wilkinson, Graeme MacDonald, Sue Westall and Christine Cook.last_img read more