The kindest cut

January 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgBy Marco T. FonsecaUniversity of GeorgiaAnyone who has sold a home knows a manicured landscape will sellyour property faster and for a higher price. Pruning trees andshrubs adds value to any home landscape.Proper punning produces landscapes with trees and shrubs thatlook natural and accentuate architectural designs. Mosthomeowners are primarily interested in getting the most flowersand maintaining the size and shape of their trees and shrubs. Butthisrequires a basic understanding of how plants grow and flower.For example, forsythias and azaleas set flowers during theprevious summer, so prune them after they flower. If you prunenow, you’re removing flowers or buds waiting to open.The proper pruning technique for these plants, after theybloom, is called thinning. Thinning will encourage a balancegrowth that allows light to penetrate and air to move inside theplant canopy. Plants with open canopies have more flowers andfewer diseases.Crape myrtlesCrape myrtles, like most plants that flower in the summer, setflowers on the current season’s growth. Prune these plants inlate winter to early spring.Assuming there are no more frosts left this winter and youhaven’t already done it, now would be the best time to prunecrape myrtles.Roses seem to like to be pruned. Look for buds with five leafletspointing toward the outside of the canopy — at the axis of thiscompound leaf is the flower bud. So, the more often you prune,the more flowers you’ll have.In the home orchard, pruning will help you establish and maintainproductive trees. One commercial muscadine grower told me that inthe year after she put some pruning coaching to work on hermuscadines, she had “tons of grapes.” Proper pruning can make ahuge difference in yields.Fruit plantsMuscadines can be pruned anytime they’re dormant. Vines pruned inlate winter to early spring are less likely to be damaged bycold. If you let grape vines go unpruned, they tend to produceheavily every other year, but the grapes will be inferior.Fruit tress must be trained in the early years to develop aproductive scaffold. Once the trees mature, prune to increaseproduction and to keep the overall tree vigorous.Pruning fruit trees is an art and a science. Proper pruning willassure that the trees will stay healthy while they produce plentyof fruit.To learn more about pruning fruit and landscape plants, contactthe county office of the University of Georgia Extension Service.last_img read more

Woman hurt in shooting, suspect charged in town of Fenton

December 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTOWN OF FENTON (WBNG) — New York State Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting on Standish Avenue in the town of Fenton on Saturday. Authorities charged 73-year-old Darrel M. Rich for assault in the 1st degree, a felony. They say a 58-year-old woman was shot and transported to Wilson Hospital. Rich was processed and transported to Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing. New York State Police Binghamton, Broome County Sheriff’s and Port Dickinson Police Department responded.center_img Details about the 58-year-old’s injuries and the nature of the incident were not released. State Police say the shooting remain under investigation.last_img read more

Three properties snatched up in tightly held suburb

September 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe property at 1328 Mount Cotton Rd, Burbank, sold for $1.7 million.THREE properties were snapped up in one of southern Brisbane’s most tightly held suburbs last month — and they all fetched million dollar prices.Burbank, known for its acreage, experienced a staggering 23.5 per cent median house sales price increase in the 12 months to December 2018, with the figure now at $1.21 million according to CoreLogic data.Early last month Grace & Keenan agent Cobey Parnell sold a 2.04ha property at 1328 Mount Cotton Rd for a cool $1.7 million and said the estate-like residence had garnered interest from both interstate and internationally.“Burbank is only a 15 to 20 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD and five minutes to highways heading north and south, it has great schools and large land holdings which are amazing value compared to some of the offerings in the western suburbs,” Mr Parnell said.“We are seeing a range of buyers from locals upgrading in the area to international buyers.”The property at 308 Ford Rd, Burbank, sold for $1.1 million.Ray White Rochedale’s Zishaan Omar also sold two properties in Burbank in March, with the 2.02ha property at 308 Ford Rd sold under the hammer for $1.1 million after fierce competition between nine registered bidders.Mr Omar sold the other property on the same day, also 2.02ha, this time at 196 Ford Rd, for $1.03 million.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMeanwhile, 196 Ford Rd, Burbank, sold for $1.03 million.He also agreed that the convenience and land size was a drawcard for buyers.“In Burbank you think you’re in a rural setting and have the lifestyle that comes with bigger land … but you have all the amenities 10-15 minutes away,” Mr Omar said.“We are finding the older generation are moving on and downsizing, and the younger families are moving in.”Mr Omar said some investors were also looking to land bank in the suburb.CoreLogic data showed there were 11 sales in the suburb in the past 12 months that were above the million dollar mark, with the highest sitting at an eye watering $2.9 million for a 4ha property at 1656 Mount Cotton Rd.At the time of publication there were only eight properties in Burbank listed as for sale on, with prices ranging from $1.1 million to $2.3 million.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Oguchi named D’Tigers player of the decade

September 22, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRelatedPosts D’Tigers star distributes COVID-19 relief materials D’Tigers’ captain hints at retirement US Basketball player to play for D’Tigers at 2021 Olympics Continental governing body, FIBA Africa, has named former D’Tigers guard, Chamberlain Oguchi, Nigeria’s best basketball player in the last decade.This was revealed in the second part of FIBA Africa’s ranking of the continent’s 10 best players of the last decade. D’Tigers captain, Ike Diogu, and Orlando Magic power forward, Al-Farouk Aminu, also made the list.The Nigerians were picked from an initial list of 55 top African players.The selection was based on their impact at club and national teams’ participation at FIBA competitions, which ran from 2010 to 2020.Oguchi stamped his status as an African great after anchoring Nigeria to their first-ever Afrobasket championship title in 2015 in Tunisia, with a performance that earned him the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award.He scored 19 points in the final against a star-studded Angolan team, but his best performance at the tournament was in the semi-final, against a resilient Senegalese side. He scored eight of his 13 three-point attempts against the West African foes.The 34-year-old has proved to be a big-time player for the national team, scoring 35 points at the 2012 Olympics in a 79-73 narrow loss to France, and converting eight of his 14 three-point attempts.He also grabbed the headlines after burying seven of his 12 three-point attempts in a 96-87 defeat to Spain at the Rio Olympics in 2016.The top 10 African players of the decade are Morocco’s Abdelali Lahrichi, Senegal, and Memphis Grizzlies’ Gorgui Dieng, Tunisian stars Makram Ben Romdhane and Salah Mejri, Angolans Eduardo Mingas and Carlos Morais.Others include Ivory Coast point guard, Souleyman Diabate, and Nigerian trio: Diogu, Aminu and Oguchi. Tags: Chamberlain OguchiD’TigersFIBA Africalast_img read more

Cricket News Show your Cricket Knowledge with the Hot New My11Circle Fantasy Sports App

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgNew Delhi: For a cricket fan, World Cup 2019 is the most important event of this year. But consuming this sport has moved from mindless casual entertainment to a sport that commands active participation. It is no more just about getting on the couch and watching the match ideally. How about observing the game, making analysis and having an opinion about it?This was made possible by My11Circle, the fantasy cricket app that allows the user to enjoy the real matches of the World Cup and also participate in it by forming virtual teams of real-life players. The player gets points based on the performance of actual players in the matches going on the field. The players with the highest point score win cash rewards.#DadaKaVaada by Sourav Ganguly My11Circle is not offering grand cash prizes this World Cup but is also running an exciting contest along with its Brand Ambassador Sourav Ganguly. The former Indian Cricket Captain and legendary cricket player, Sourav Ganguly is challenging players on My11Circle to form teams and beat his selection on the app. Players who can beat him will get 5 times the cash reward amount.There is also a mega prize at the end of the World Cup of INR 1 Crore for the player who has maximum number of wins all through the Cricket World Cup 2019 matches. The platform is an excellent way to show your cricket skills and win cash rewards as well. Players can join at any point in time and start participating in the matches. Download the My11Circle Fantasy Cricket app right from the website.Rise of Fantasy GamesFantasy sports has been around since 1951 as a concept. It was first introduced by Dick Seitz as APBA (American Professional Baseball Association), a board game that was based on actual baseball. Of course, the games have changed a lot since then. As per a market research firm Wise Guy Reports, the global fantasy sports market stood at 10.47 billion in 2018 and is expected to cross USD 19.93 billion by 2025.The first glimpse of fantasy games in India started with ESPN-Star when it came up with Super Selector. However, it had phased out before the first edition of IPL.My11Circle powered by RummyCirclePlay Games24x7 introduced the brand-new fantasy cricket app My11Circle recently in 2019. The organization also has RummyCircle, the top online rummy platform in India. With My11Circle it introduced its 10 million players to the fantasy cricket platform and brought in its years of experience in offering personalized gameplay.Fantasy cricket is a game of skill and the players have to form the right teams using their cricket knowledge and quick decision-making abilities to form the right team and select the captain as well. What it means is knowing the player performance history and anticipating how they are going to perform in the World Cup.Why is Fantasy Cricket a Rage?Fantasy cricket is the biggest thing this World Cup. What is making it so big is the participation value and real cash rewards. For a country where cricket is almost worshipped, fantasy cricket simply takes it one notch up. With continuous innovation and new features introduced, fantasy cricket platforms are attracting cricket fans of the country.Fantasy games is not only increasing the followers for the sport but can also actively engage and get participation from real-time viewers. It is also bringing players who earlier didn’t really understand the sport, invest time and engage with the game. When players have the opportunity to win cash rewards, they get more involved in the game and even make the effort to research and understand the sport.ConclusionFantasy game has changed the way World Cup will be consumed this year. From just sitting on the couch and watching the match, to actively getting involved. With millions of players, signing up on fantasy cricket platforms, it is just a matter of time, when it would be become the first preferred option to consume cricket in the country.This is a syndicated feed not has been edited by News Nation editorial team. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Nations League has provided belief, opportunity-Grenada coach

September 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMIAMI, Florida, (CMC) – Grenada coach and former national star, Shalrie Joseph, has hailed the positive impact of the recently implemented CONCACAF Nations League on the development of small Caribbean nations.He said the tournament, which began in September 2018, had instilled much-needed confidence in the smaller teams and provided a better opportunity for them to qualify for the confederation’s showpiece, the CONCACAF Gold Cup.“I think us in Grenada, one of the many islands in the Caribbean, absolutely benefitted from the new format, which is the CNL, which has revolutionized football in the region,” the 41-year-old told continental governing body’s website.“Now countries and FAs are going into competitions with a stronger belief that their countries can now qualify for tournaments, like the Gold Cup and the World Cup because of the way the CNL is structured.”The Nations League serves as a qualifier for the GOLD CUP, which is staged biennially. It is divided into three tiers with League A comprising 12 teams, League B consisting of 16 teams and League C boasting another 12 teams.Teams are subject to promotion and relegation based on results in group play.When the tournament was officially announced two years ago, CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani said it was aimed at giving teams “the opportunity to play more and compete more, which in turn will propel greater development of the sport at every level”.Joseph, who made a name for himself as a defensive midfielder at MLS franchise New England Revolution with 37 goals in 261 appearances during a 10-year spell, said teams were already beginning to see the benefits.“I think the dreams of fans and players are being realized in this tournament, and if the CNL did not have this format, a small country like Grenada would not be able to play these different teams and would not be able to get this far,” he explained.“I think it is important that CONCACAF continues to do things like that, especially for a small island like Grenada, where we got to play different countries and visit different places, got to meet new people and have new experiences. We wouldn’t be able to do that if the competition was formatted differently.“I also think it’s ideal that these games are scheduled during the international window, which allows the overseas-based players to come back and play for their country.”Grenada enjoyed an excellent run in the current edition of the Nations League, topping Group A in League B with 14 points with four wins and two draws from six outings, to earn promotion to League A and a spot in next year’s Gold Cup.The winners of the other three League B groups – El Salvador, Jamaica and Suriname – also qualified for the Gold Cup.“We won our group and were undefeated in the competition, so I absolutely loved the outcome of my team in the competition,” Shalrie said.“I thought we were very outstanding in every aspect of the games. I believe the team was extremely hard-working and did everything right from the perspective of following what the coaching staff expected of them.”last_img read more