Irrigate Yard Wisely

first_img“Night is best,” he said. “From 9 p.m. to 9 a.m., you get the best water pressure andwater supply. And you don’t extend the wet period on the leaves.” No matter what system you choose, you have to manage it right. Trying to keep their lawn and garden beautiful under the hot summer sun, manyGeorgians are hauling out the hoses. But some get tired of constantly movingsprinklers. “Get a plan,” said Kerry Harrison, an engineer with the University of GeorgiaExtension Service. “Don’t just go out there and start pointing and putting in sprinklers.And don’t buy a system based completely on the cost.” “Of course as it heats up, lawns in full sun may need more than that,” he said. Thinking about installing permanent irrigation? Consider four points: design, quality ofmaterial, installation and management. Without any one of the four, Harrison said, thesystem can’t be its most efficient. “Excess water can cause disease and insect problems,” Harrison said. “Too much isalmost worse than not enough.” Grass leaves that stay wet invite disease organisms to invade and cause problems.center_img Harrison said a well-designed irrigation system will be expensive. “It’s going to bemore than you think it’ll be,” he said. “But that’s what it takes to get an efficient,quality system that’s installed correctly.” Evelyn Sturgis, a Tift County homeowner, based her decision on expense and is sorryfor it now. “Cost was a factor,” she said, “and I think if we had it to do over, wewouldn’t let that be top priority.” Irrigation systems with timers offer solutions to many watering woes. But prepare for abigger bill than you think. Georgia lawns require an inch to an inch-and-a-half of water every week. Harrison saidwatering half that amount twice a week provides the perfect amount of water for mostlawns and gardens. It also allows nature to provide some water. Rainfall could save youboth water and trouble. Harrison said the time when he sees the most sprinklers running — daytime — isactually the worst time to water. Permanent irrigation systems allow easy, complete watering any time you choose. Butthere is more to installing a good system than just hiring it done.last_img read more

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Trade war with China to cost American coal producers

first_imgTrade war with China to cost American coal producers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:At least four cargoes of U.S. coal worth $30 million are headed to China as Beijing prepares to hit imports with hefty 25-percent tariffs, threatening a niche supply of the fuel even as China’s appetite for foreign coal shows no sign of abating.The vessels, carrying a combined 335,000 tonnes of coal, are the only confirmed cargoes in transit from the United States to China, and are scheduled to land in time to avoid the new duties.On Wednesday night, the Ministry of Commerce published its final list of U.S. items worth $16 billion in imports that will incur an additional 25-percent tariff, including coal.The penalties will come into effect on Aug. 23 after Washington plans to start collecting duties on Chinese products of the same value. Coal was also in the draft list issued in June.The new duties are likely to curb exports from the United States, which ramped up shipments in 2017 as its beleaguered coal mining sector has undergone a resurgence under U.S. President Donald Trump.The United States shipped 3.2 million tonnes of coal to China last year, up from less than 700 tonnes in 2016, making it China’s seventh largest supplier, although well behind top supplier Australia with nearly 80 million tonnes.But it takes six weeks for a cargo to travel from the United States – compared with several weeks for Indonesia and Australia – costs more to ship and U.S. coal is of a lower quality than Australian coal.That means replacing U.S. shipments with coal from other places may not be difficult, sources said.“In all aspects, U.S. coal does not have any advantages,” said Zhang Min, coal analyst at China Sublime Information Group.“According to our calculation, after the 25-percent tariff, U.S. coal will cost at least $30 per tonne more, which basically rules it out of the Chinese market.”More: U.S. coal cargoes heading for China as Beijing takes aim with new tariffslast_img read more

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Trail Mix – Davina & The Vagabonds

first_imgHer praise was well deserved. BRO – We are featuring “Devil Horns” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song? Pipes for days. Lozier’s voice is transcendent, one of those rare generational voices, and she regularly draws comparison with icons like Etta James and Amy Winehouse. Her band of Vagabonds conjures forth a musical gumbo of New Orleans and Memphis soul to back her up, providing her to opportunity reach crescendos that leave one’s heart pounding. BRO – I want to up my vagabond game. Got any advice for me? DL – I was watching a documentary in bed about the history of why the devil superficially looks like our typical red faced horned devil and my husband was in the basement banging on his drums. I shut the iPad off and started writing the song to his beat while lying in bed. “How did the devil get his horns? He got them under my bed.” That was my first thought the very first time I heard Davina Lozier, of Davina & The Vagabonds, sing. A good friend of mine had booked them to play on Music City Roots in Nashville and raved about her voice and the band’s performance. DL – Pack light, have an open heart, a full tank of gas, and a killer outfit. DL – I drink as much water as I can and get as much sleep as I can. That’s about it. Some people tell me to not talk as much between shows. Not sure if that’s because they want me to keep my voice, though. I do talk a lot. BRO – Speaking of being on tour, how do you take care of your voice while you’re on the road? I recently caught up with Davina Lozier to chat about her band’s upcoming trip to Europe, the new record, and my own vagabond spirit. DL – There so many first time cities for me on this run. I’m excited for Budapest, so I can hear some of that harmonic minor gypsy music. I’ve never been to the Czech Republic either, and I’m looking forward to all of that historic architecture. And Paris, because I want to eat a million Nutella crepes, 6,000 macaroons, and a handful of baguettes with french cheese. BRO – I see you guys are heading to Europe next month. Got a particular city you can’t wait to visit? BRO – Vintage soul has experienced a comeback in recent years. What’s behind the resurgence? Davina & The Vagabonds will be live tonight in Chattanooga before heading across the pond for a big international tour that includes, among other exotic locales, stops in Jerusalem, Budapest, Paris, and Vienna. Davina & The Vagabonds recently released their latest record, Sugar Drops, on the Compass Records label. DL – I’m not really up on my new music, but I can say that I understand if there has been a resurgence. It’s honest, from the heart music with a killer feel. And soul is sexy. How can you beat sexy? For more information about Davina & The Vagabonds, how you can grab a copy of the new record, or when the band will hit the stage near you, surf on over to their website. And be sure to take a listen to “Devil Horns,” along with tunes from Chris & Adam Carroll, Nocturnal Blonde, Humbird, and many more on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

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Hakeem Jeffries Wants Democrats to Take a Deep Breath

first_imgParty leaders have promised a “deep dive” into Tuesday’s results to better understand how they lost five seats and counting and failed in nearly every pickup opportunity they believed was in reach.- Advertisement – That begins, he said, by “crushing the virus” and sending “direct relief” to American workers and business owners still reeling from the pandemic-battered economy.“That should be our priority, and will be on Day 1,” he said.Facing the likelihood of a Republican Senate, it will not be easy. Mr. Jeffries said Democrats believed there would be opportunities for them to partner with Mr. Biden and Republicans in the Senate to pass laws related to prescription drug pricing, infrastructure spending, and changes to sentencing and prison laws. Nov. 9, 2020, 11:33 a.m. ET Mr. Jeffries’s own theory of the case is that Democrats’ “For the People” message is the right one. The best way to win back traditionally Democratic voters peeled away by the millions by Mr. Trump and to bridge the divisions within his party’s own ranks, he argued, is to relentlessly focus on kitchen-table issues like health care costs, prescription drug pricing, defeating Covid-19, creating jobs and addressing racial inequality.“It is unlikely, absent the bully pulpit of the presidency, that someone who has mastered the art of grievance politics can have a same hold of on a significant part of the country that Donald Trump demonstrated,” he said. “So as we move forward, Democrats have a real chance to win back some of these working-class voters by making clear our implemented ideas will fix the broken American contract and improve their quality of life.”- Advertisement – Updated – Advertisement – Mr. Jeffries said he was most concerned about why the public opinion polling that guides campaigns at nearly every level systematically failed to capture the extent of support not only for Mr. Trump, but other Republicans on the ballot.“One of the things that we should take a look at is, is the polling broken, or is the polling only broken when Donald Trump is on the ballot,” Mr. Jeffries said, noting that public opinion surveys had much more accurately predicted the 2018 midterm results. “Because if it is the latter, then there are not too many adjustments to be made going forward because Trump will be nowhere to be found electorally in 2022.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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The REITs of San Francisco

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Uptick in German coronavirus cases raises fresh lockdown fears

first_imgThe number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Germany has breached the 1,000 threshold for the first time since early May, in the latest sign that slackening social distancing is raising the risk of a second wave of the disease.According to data published by the Robert Koch Institute early on Thursday morning, the number of new infections rose by 1,045 to 213,067, breaching a key psychological barrier after creeping up for weeks.With Europe’s largest economy only now starting to recover from the near-total lockdown that was imposed in March to stem the disease’s spread, any sign of renewed restrictions on the horizon will dismay investors. The head of the German doctors’ union said earlier this week that Germany was already contending with a second wave of the coronavirus and risks squandering its early success by flouting social distancing rules. Topics : Officials, including Health Minister Jens Spahn, have warned that it will become far harder to control the spread of new infections from autumn onwards, making it all the more important to keep numbers down as the summer draws to a close.The lockdown and social distancing pushed the number of new cases down to as low as 159 in mid-July but numbers have been rising since, fuelled by local outbreaks, including one centered on a slaughterhouse that required restrictions to be placed on the entire town of Guetersloh.Ominously, a poll for Der Spiegel magazine showed four-fifths of Germans expect the further lockdowns to be imposed to control the coronavirus pandemic, with half of them expecting future measures to be more severe.Spahn is due to give a news conference on the latest developments in infection numbers later on Thursday. last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Central City Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr.

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex and at all public buildings and grounds throughout Central City to fly at half-staff to honor Mayor Woodrow “Woody” W. Clapper Jr.Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr., 81, passed unexpectedly on July 10, 2018. He held the position of mayor of Central City for over 21 years and served our nation in the United States Army and the United States Air Force during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Thursday, July 12, 2018, and lowered until sunset on the day of interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute. July 12, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Central City Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr.last_img read more

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Enjoy the sea breezes from this Redcliffe home

first_imgThe home at 11 Humpybong Esplanade, Redcliffe.ENJOY a seaside lifestyle in this renovated beach house east of Oxley Ave.The lovely property at 11 Humpybong Esplanade, Redcliffe, has been completely renovated and reconfigured to suit modern living.Current owners James and Sharon Hinchey bought the three-bedroom home in 2003 when they had three young boys.Hinchey said the house had been a rental and needed a bit of work, so the couple rolled up their sleeves and got renovating.“We put a lot of sweat and hard work into it and we did a lot of the work ourselves,” he said.The home has an open plan living and dining area.A front deck was added to the home, the front door was repositioned and the living spaces were reconfigured to create an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.The kitchen and bathroom were replaced, air conditioning was installed, the floors were polished and the home was painted inside and out.“The house was actually purple when we first got it – inside and out,” Mr Hinchey said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The house now has an open, galley-style kitchen with a timber island bench, white cabinetry and a dishwasher.The three bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes and the family bathroom has a shower over the bath.The home has a covered from deck.The living area and master bedroom open through French doors to the front deck, which looks across to Humpybong Creek.There is also a covered entertaining area at the back of the home.“We spent a lot of time out on the front deck,” Mr Hinchey said.“It has a great outlook, especially on a winter’s morning.“The home is also close to the waterfront without being in the thick of all the traffic.”Mr Hinchey said the home would suit a young family or downsizers.The property is being marketed by Matt Burton from Harcourts Redcliffe for offers over $485,000.last_img read more

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West Ham nurturing ex-Eaglets keeper Jinadu for Premier League outing

first_img The youngster is still on cloud nine over his professional contract with West Ham and he disclosed what this means to him and his family, who have always rallied around him during his formative years. “Signing my professional contract with West Ham was a very important moment in my life because it is what I’ve been working for since I was really young when I started playing football,” he continued. read also:Golden Eaglets Players Rating: Tijani solid in midfield, Jinadu exposed “It has been my dream to become a professional because I always love playing football and my family and everyone around me have sacrificed a lot for me to get to the position I am. “I’m just grateful that all the hard work that my family has put in has yielded fruits and it’s really good. “My family was so proud of me and really happy for me because they have been really supportive in my journey. Hearing that I signed for a big club like West Ham – they were over the moon with joy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Daniel Jinadu has set a three-pronged target at West Ham United, with his major priority a desire to feature in the Premier League. Jinadu Achieving ambitious goals remains a possibility for the teenage goalkeeper who starred for Nigeria during the 2019 U17 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Alongside Keenan Appiah-Forson, Harrison Ashby, Sam Caiger, Dan Chesters, Will Greenidge and Joshua Okotcha, the 17-year-old signed his first professional contract with the English top-flight side last week – a result of his consistency and diligence for the club’s U18s during the 2019-2020 season. Having had the chance of training with Joe Hart and Lukasz Fabianski, Jinadu expressed his drive to play in the Premier League, while hoping to play international football at the highest level. “The targets I’m setting for myself are to one day play in the Premier League which is one of the highest levels of football, and also to get a lot of games and hopefully, to play international football at the highest level,” Jinadu told Goal. “My target also is to develop my skills as a goalkeeper and as well gain experience of playing men’s football – playing at a high and advanced level.”last_img read more

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Juventus trying to skip passport saga with Suarez

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Why Are Sharks Afraid Of Dolphins?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World Italian champions Juventus are continuing to try and tempt Luis Suarez from Barcelona to Turin, according to Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio. The Italian journalist reports that Juve, Barca and the player himself are working together to help ensure the deal goes ahead, with Barca in particular keen to remove the Uruguayan’s salary from their wage bill. Di Marzio also revealed that a potential passport issue has been identified, with Juve already having filled their quota of non-EU citizens. Suarez might need to cancel his Barca contract and take a work contract in Italy, which would then ease the issue and see him awarded a passport within 15 days.Advertisement Loading… center_img Read Also: Messi considering Barcelona stay as transfer saga goes on However, Juve don’t see this is a deal-breaker. The bigger issue, they feel, is Suarez’s severance pay, which could prove too costly. Juventus are also still pursuing Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, who has been made available this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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