Apprentice Boys hope Lundy’s parade is peaceful

first_img WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The PSNI has warned troublemakers to stay away from the annual Lundy’s Day parade in Derry tomorrow or they will face “robust action”.Up to three thousand people are expected in the city for the Apprentice Boys of Derrys’ parade which commemorates the Siege of Derry.The parade is one of the main events in the Apprentice Boys’ calendar commemorating the siege of Derry.Apprentice Boy’s Governor Jim Brownlee is hoping the event will pass off without trouble:   [podcast][/podcast] Twitter Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ By News Highland – December 4, 2009 center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Apprentice Boys hope Lundy’s parade is peaceful RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articlePublic urged to steer clear of Loan Sharks as Christmas nearsNext articleLetterkenny General performs well on colonoscopy waiting times News Highland Facebook Facebook Google+last_img read more

Water, Mulch Fall Garden

first_imgSecond, strive to keep the fall vegetables healthy and actively growing. Healthy plants are lesssusceptible to insects and diseases. Mulches not only conserve moisture; they help reduce soil temperatures and check weedgrowth, too. It’s drought, not heat, that damages fall vegetables. So water the garden regularly when itdoesn’t rain enough. True, fall gardening will have a few ups and downs during the growing season. However, therewards of fresh vegetables will make it all worthwhile at harvest time. All the heat and sweatwill be forgotten when the food is on the table. In most cases, this won’t be a hard decision since the crops have already matured and arestarting to look ragged. Destroy everything that doesn’t look good. Put the plants in thecompost pile unless they’re heavily infested with insects and diseases. Shorter-season vegetables such as turnips and leafy greens can be delayed in seeding untilSeptember. You can still plant turnips and all of the lettuces. If weeds infest the site, turn them under or destroy them. Many gardeners also choose to addmore organic matter to improve the tilth of the soil during this preparation stage. High-quality vegetables and ample soil moisture go hand-in-hand. Failure to provide enoughwater (1 inch or more per week) will stress the plants and reduce yields. First, review pertinent literature on insects and diseases. Learn to tell the difference betweenproblem and nonproblem situations. Know what bug you’re looking at. Mulching is really important in fall gardening. When you plant, put down a layer of anorganic mulch such as straw, leaves or compost. Even a layer of newspaper can be veryhelpful. Before you can prepare the soil for the fall garden, you need to decide what to do with theremains of the spring garden. Vegetables with a 60- to 80-day maturity cycle such as collards, rutabaga, cabbage, snap beansand lima beans should have been planted in early August. However, there is hope in keeping these pests at tolerable levels if you follow a few strategies. It’s not uncommon for insects and diseases to get their share of the fall garden. Most of theproblems with insects and diseases are because their populations build up from spring throughsummer. As many other plant crops decline, lots of insects are just looking for something tohop on. For most parts of Georgia, August is the main planting month for fall gardens. Somevegetables, though, can still be planted even in mid-September. Third, check the vegetable plants often for signs of insects and disease damage. When youdetect enough damage, use an approved pesticide if that’s what’s called for. Sometimes it isn’tneeded. Aphids, for instance, may be really bad, but you can often just wash them off. Work the soil to 6-8 inches deep. Remember, poor soil preparation will yield a poor stand,and poor stands mean low yields. Mostly, though, mulches are good insulation. They help protect the roots from fluctuations insoil moisture and temperature. That not only helps in the heat that’s still hanging around butwill help insulate the roots from the cold to come. They have another benefit with leafy vegetables, as they keep water from splashing soil up onthe leaves. That will make them easier to clean up when you harvest and will put less grit inyour greens.last_img read more

2019 SAL Beach Games set for June 14

first_imgThe first ever African Beach Games slated for the island of Cape Verde is set to commence from the 14- 23 June 2019.Beach Soccer would be the headline sport for this event.SAL 2019 is the first ever game of its kind anywhere in the world and Africa is the proud host continent with several countries expected to participate in the two weeks tournament based solely on sand.According to the press officer for team Ghana, Baaba Tando, a final list of athletes along with the confirmed disciplines would be submitted to the organizers in the coming days.The host city, SAL, has been selected because Cape Verde intends to launch its international tourism campaign using sports as an attraction.Beach Soccer would be the headline of a total of 11 disciplines to be staged at the event. The other sports include beach volley, beach handball, open water swimming, coastal rowing, karate kata, freestyle football, kiteboarding and new sports such as beach tennis, beach basketball, and beach athletics.The games which are under the Ghana Olympic Committee supervision has given Ghana the opportunity to present at most 85 athletes cutting across the 11 selected disciplines for the tournament.The GOC has had a series of meetings with the heads of the various sports federations to put in place a strategic preparation schedule for the tournament as well as decide which disciplines Ghana would participate in during the tournament.It is imperative that Ghana puts its best foot forward to afford the nation medal opportunities at the Games.Sal, one of the 10 islands of the Cape Verde archipelago situated 460km due west of Senegal, is an island of year-round sun, blue azure sea, and vast white sand beaches. It is these features that made the island the perfect location for the 1st African Beach Games.last_img read more