View post tag: HMAS Wollongong HMAS Wollongong arrives in Fiji Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong arrived in Fiji, berthing at Kings Wharf in Suva harbor on Monday.Wollongong is visiting Fiji as part of a regular South West Pacific Deployment that helps to build relationships between the Republic of Fiji Military Force and the Australian Defence Force.During her deployment, the patrol boat is set for visits to Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia.Through the course of the deployment Wollongong will work with each country to enhance fisheries protection and maritime surveillance capability, and to develop interoperability with the ADF.En route to Suva, Wollongong conducted passage exercises and training with Republic of Fiji navy Ship Kula and Royal New Zealand Navy ship Hawea. The patrol boat will remain in Suva for the week conducting training, community engagement and sporting events. Authorities May 23, 2017 View post tag: Fiji View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Wollongong arrives in Fiji
Selecting the best place to grow your garden is essential to producing high-yielding crops.Bob Westerfield, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist, believes there are three factors that all home gardeners should consider before planting this year’s spring gardens.First, find the best place to achieve maximum sunlight. Westerfield said that vegetables grow best in as much sun as possible. Most require at least six to eight hours of sunlight daily. Areas under or near shade trees are not suitable for gardens due to the lack of sunlight.Next, select a spot in close proximity to a water source. Westerfield recommends using drip irrigation, as water is applied at soil level and impacts the roots directly.“There are plenty of agronomic farmers … who grow dryland corn or dryland soybeans, but when it comes to vegetable gardens, you’re producing a crop with very fast turnaround and you need to be able to rely on irrigation,” he said. “You’ve got to have a source of water.”Finally, find an area that drains well and does not have a history of noxious weeds like bermudagrass or nutsedge. Westerfield advises against planting in a weedy area because it can be difficult to eradicate the weeds. While bermudagrass serves as turf on some front yards, when it grows in a vegetable garden, it becomes a weed, and a deeply rooted one.After the proper site has been selected, Westerfield advises preparing it now, starting with soil sampling. It’s important to know the pH of your soil. Vegetables grow better in soil that is slightly acidic. Soil adjustments through lime treatment it take a while to take effect.Contact your local UGA Extension agent to submit a soil sample for analysis.
Guardian 5 Dec 2011Inequality across the world is rising fast, says a new report out today from the OECD which shows it getting worse. It is getting worse in the US, where the country’s inequality score has risen in recent years. The report says:There was a rise in the share of top-income recipients in total gross income in the three decades from 1980 to 2010 in all countries, with considerable variation from country to country. It was most marked in the United States: prior to the onset of the financial and economic crisis in 2008, the share of the richest 1% in all income reached close to 20%. However, it was also large in a number of other English-speaking countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom). Elsewhere, increases tended to be greater in the Scandinavian and Mediterranean countries than in Continental European countriesIt’s particularly bad in the UK where the average income of the richest 10% of earners in the UK was almost twelve times that of the bottom 10% of the population by 2008, up from eight times in 1985 and above the European ratio of nine to one.…Randeep Ramesh writes today that even in countries thought of as more equal, the position is worsening.The report makes clear that even in countries viewed as “fairer” – such as Germany, Denmark and Sweden – this pay gap between rich and poor is expanding: from five to one in the 1980s to six to one today. In the rising powers of Brazil, Russia, India and China the ratio is an alarming 50 to one.
Quique Setien is keeping in close contact with his coaching staff as Barcelona plan for a return to action, and those around him are hopeful that Luis Suarez will return after the coronavirus-enforced break and be like a new signing. Barcelona hopeful Luis Suarez will return after COVID-19 breakAdvertisement The Uruguayan striker had been ruled out for the remainder of the 2019/20 season, with Los Cules even signing Martin Braithwaite as an emergency measure, yet it seems as though the delay to action has given Suarez the time to recover. Fran Soto, the Blaugrana’s fitness coach, has assured Setien that Suarez’s recovery has gone well and that once training restarts he will be able to work under the same conditions as the rest of his teammates. Read Also: Man City star leaks information on Messi quitting Barcelona Loading… “The virus hasn’t been the same in every country and decisions are being made according to the reality of the country,” Setien confirmed.“I’m looking forward to finishing the season, I wouldn’t like to win the championship in this manner.“If we can continue, it would be common sense to do so; you have to complete the season.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Eder Sarabia, Setien’s assistant coach, has gone a step further and all but guaranteed the return of the former Liverpool star.“We’re hopeful that he will be like a great new signing,” Sarabia declared.“Until now there was a summer window, a January window and then a period of confinement.“We have this belief about Suarez because we’ve seen him work like crazy to recover quickly.”With Ligue 1 having awarded their domestic title to Paris Saint-Germain as they were 12 points clear at the top of the table when the competition stopped, Setien has been forced to look at a similar situation in Spain, where his Barcelona team would be crowned champions in such a scenario, despite only having a two-point advantage over Real Madrid. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The WorldThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging
He will face Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the last four.Their meeting on Friday means there is guaranteed to be at least one first-time Slam finalist.Seventh seed Thiem reached his third Roland Garros semi-final with a straight-set win against Germany’s second seed Alexander Zverev, who also struggled with injury.Cecchinato, who was banned for match-fixing in 2016 before having the suspension overturned, is the first Italian to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 1978.Djokovic had been building momentum at Roland Garros over the past 10 days, dropping just one set on his way to a joint record 12th quarter-final – even though he had not been considered among the pre-tournament favourites.An elbow injury has limited his playing time over the past year, seeing him drop down the world rankings to 22nd and receiving a lowly seeding in Paris as a result.Still, few saw this defeat coming against a outsider who the Serb had regularly practised with at home in Monte Carlo.In their first tour-level meeting, Djokovic was the overwhelming favourite to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2016 US Open.But he paid the price for a slow start in which he hit only three winners in the first set and failed to make a dent on Cecchinato’s serve.Eventually he began to improve as a compelling quarter-final turned into the best match of the tournament so far.Ultimately, Djokovic missed opportunities at key moments – particularly in that deciding tie-break – and leaves some wondering if the former world number one will ever return to the heights of his previous dominance.Before his run at Roland Garros, Cecchinato was a player who many tennis fans had only previously heard of because of an 18-month ban he received in 2016 for match-fixing.It was later reduced to 12 months and then completely overturned – allowing him to continue playing on the ATP Tour.He has refused to talk about the issue at Roland Garros, instead preferring to concentrate on the tennis – which, at times, was stunning against Djokovic.The Italian showed flashes of shot-making brilliance and plenty of dogged defence to take a two sets to love lead – after saving three set points before winning the second-set tie-break.But, as Djokovic grew into the match, Cecchinato started to lose rhythm and focus – receiving a penalty point at the start of the fourth set for going off court without permission.Djokovic won 11 of 14 games from the start of the third set before Cecchinato somehow regained his composure to break back in the fourth set and take it into a tie-break.The drama did not end there.It was a breaker which had everything: missed match points, missed set points, and the stunning fluctuations left the Court Suzanne Lenglen crowd gasping in excitement.The ebb and flow left the outcome impossible to predict, Cecchinato eventually sealing the biggest win of his life with a backhand return winner that left Djokovic standing.He fell to the clay in exhilaration, spreading both arms across the red dirt in celebration.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after Italy’s Marco Cecchinato beat him to reach the semi-finals in a huge shock in Paris yesterday evening.Djokovic, 31, saved three match points and missed three set points before the world number 72 finally won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 7-6 (13-11).Cecchinato, 25, had never won a main-draw match at a Grand Slam before this year’s Roland Garros.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThanks to the Alpena County Search and Rescue Team a 36–year–old woman was found around 9:10 am Friday morning after being missing for almost 24 hours.Concerned, the woman’s friends and family decided to call 911 to report a missing person after searching Norway Ridge Pathway Thursday.Thanks to the K9 Unit, the woman was found still alive but unconscious within 20 minutes after sending 2–year–old K9, Kiser out to search. This was Kiser’s first actual find.The Alpena County Search and Rescue Team is made up of 13 volunteer members from Alpena, Presque Isle and Montmorenecy counties as well as other parts of Michigan, so far the team has been successful in locating 2 live finds in 2017.The 36–year–old woman is currently in stable condition at MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Co. Search and Rescue Team, K9 Unit, Missing PersonContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena County- Hopeful for a New JailNext Downtown Trash Clean-Up