first_imgTwitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp NewsCommunityGarda awards will honour achievements of Limerick youthBy Cian Reinhardt – September 20, 2018 1711 Email Previous articleLeft-field hip-hop and beats at Record Room this FridayNext articleLimerick FC aim to bounce back against Bray Wanderers Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Advertisement Print Facebook Linkedincenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YOUNG people in Limerick often get bad press and this has prompted local Gardaí to highlight the more positive attributes of young achievers throughout the city and county.The Limerick Garda division has launched it’s annual awards to acknowledge the achievements of young people who are making a difference in their own lives and in their communities.Limerick Gardaí in association with Garveys Supervalu, Corbally and Centra, Newcastle West have announced the fifth Annual Limerick Garda Youth Awards for 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The awards are designed to acknowledge the volunteering activities of young people living in the Limerick Garda Division between the ages of 13 years and 21 years. They also acknowledge the endeavours of young people who have faced and overcome challenges in their lives.Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence, activity and contribution make their communities a better place to live in.There will be eight award winners this year with at least one winner from each of the four districts within the division.Since the first awards ceremony in 2014 there have been 33 overall winners out of nearly 300 nominations.Every person nominated will receive a certificate of nomination while the overall winners will be presented with their awards at a function in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Thursday, November 29.This year there is an added dimension to the awards in that the first National Garda Youth Awards will take place in the Templemore Garda College next April when local award winners will be in the running to qualify for the national finals.Anyone can nominate a young person between the age of 13 and 21 years who is involved in any type of community activity, is helping in a voluntary capacity or who has done something extraordinary.Any person, relation, friend or organisation can send in a nomination.Nomination forms with rules of the award scheme are available from the Juvenile Liaison Office Mayorstone Garda Station Limerick at 061 456986, any Garda Station in Limerick City or county or on the Garda website Garda.ie. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCommunityGardalimerickyouth Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more


first_imgBy Clint Waltzand GilLandryUniversity of GeorgiaWarm-season turf grasses such as Bermuda, centipede, zoysia andSt. Augustine suffer some common problems with springtimegreen-up. Here are the ones we see most often.Mowing height is the most commonproblem as these grasses go from dormancy to active growth.Scalping is more common in zoysia grasses, especially in thedenser-growth cultivars like Emerald.Zoysia grasses don’t tolerate scalping as Bermuda will. As arule, zoysia will be set back anytime it’s cut low enough thatyou can see the black mold under the leaf canopy. This isgenerally below the node of the growing leaves. It can occur atany mowing height from as low as 0.5 inches to more than 3 inches.Regardless of the grass species and normal mowing height, takingthe grass down below the node will set it back. Generally, thehigher the mowing height, the more this is a problem.Ideally, maintain Bermuda grass and centipede between 1 and 2inches, zoysia from 0.5 to 2 inches and St. Augustine from 2 to 3inches.Mowing frequency is just as important as mowing height. If youremove more than one-third of the leaf height at a single mowing,the grass will be stressed.Fertility requirements differ witheach grass. Consult your county University of Georgia ExtensionService agent or visit www.GeorgiaTurf.com for fertilityrecommendations.No matter what the species, though, fertilizing too early in theseason, before soils are warm enough to support continual growth,can accelerate green-up but cause detrimental long-term effects.Fertilizing these grasses in late-winter or early spring cancause them to break dormancy. Then when the inevitablelate-season cold snap hits, they’ve used their stored foodreserves. They have no energy to withstand environmentalextremes. To avoid this, don’t fertilize until the soil reaches65 degrees.Thatch, as lawns get older,becomes more problematic, particularly if the turf has been mowedabove its recommended height ranges. Increased thatch slows downthe turf’s spring transition. It makes it more susceptible todisease, too.Water — either too much or toolittle or even a combination of the two — can cause problemsfor grasses, especially zoysia.Diseases can strike during springgreen-up. The most common is Rhizoctonia large patch, whichappears as large areas of blighted grass.This disease is most active when night temperatures are between50 and 60 degrees. When conditions are right, it’s common for thedisease to become active first in the fall and then again in thespring.You can see its typical “halo” when the disease is active. Falland spring fungicide applications can control it. Consult yourcounty UGA Extension agent for proper fungicides and rates.Applying nitrogen just before or during active infection willincrease disease problems.Cool temperatures make centipedeand zoysia slower to green up in the spring.Microclimates can cause problems,too. Emerald zoysia growing north of Atlanta has been killed bythe low temperatures in shaded sites that don’t get much wintersun.Varietal differences can betroublesome. Some incidences suggest that many types of Emeraldzoysia exist in the landscape and green up at different rates.Cooperative research with the Georgia Crop ImprovementAssociation and Auburn University is under way to evaluate thesegrass differences.(Clint Waltz is an Extension Service turf scientist and GilLandry the director of the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculturewith the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.) Volume XXIXNumber 1Page 29last_img read more


first_imgHigh school students can explore the sciences through a variety of hands-on summer programs offered by the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).Participants will work with live animals; tour UGA laboratories, classrooms and greenhouses; and work with current UGA students and faculty members with shared interests. These programs give participating students a good idea of what their experience at CAES may be like should they choose to pursue a degree in the college.There are five enrichment camps set for UGA’s Athens campus in 2018.Animal Science in Action camp is intended for rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in an animal science career. The camp runs from Thursday, May 31, to Friday, June 1, and costs $150. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 1.Georgia Plant Science Scholars camp provides a chance for students to participate in a science conference where they present team creations on plant and science topics. It runs Sunday, June 24, to Wednesday, June 27, and has an application deadline of Friday, April 20. The cost is $250.The ADVANCE Ag Institute is intended for rising high school seniors interested in pursuing an education and a career in agriculture. Students partake in classes and laboratory sessions. The institute takes place from Sunday, June 24, to Wednesday, June 27, and the registration deadline is May 25. The cost is $250.The Livestock Judging Camp is for students interested in improving their livestock examining skills. It is open to 4-H or FFA members rising to grades six through 12. The camp runs June 26- 28, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, May 25. The cost of this camp is $100.The Poultry Science Open House is a daylong event that gives high school students and potential college transfers an opportunity to interact with UGA poultry science faculty. The open house takes place on Friday, July 20, and is free to students. The deadline to register is Friday, July 13.All of these programs offer tools for students exploring career paths in the life, environmental and agricultural sciences. These camps will prepare students for college, inform their goals and give them a good idea of what life is like as a CAES major.For more information about these programs, visit www.students.caes.uga.edu/prospective/high-school-programs.html.last_img read more


first_imgStride Creative Group, a graphic design and marketing firm in Burlington, announced the hiring of Terry Fallon as graphic designer.Fallon has been a self-employed designer in Vermont, and was with the Chicago Tribune and KPMG in Chicago. He brings 25 years of print, web and media experience to the Stride team.Stride Creative Group creates graphic design and marketing solutions for businesses and organizations throughout Vermont and beyond. Clients include CCTA, Darn Tough Vermont, Spruce Mortgage and WowToyz.last_img


first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s easy to feel like you can grow a loyal audience in no time using the latest growth hacks or Twitter and Facebook tricks. But the truth is, it’s not that simple.Growing an audience is hard.You have to have talent.You have to put in a lot of work.And there’s no 1–2–3 solution.In this post, I’m happy to share some of our experiences from building an audience at Buffer alongside six key ingredients to successfully building an audience.Let’s get started!Why it’s difficult to build an audience (and why there’s no shortcut)“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” ― Theodore Roosevelt continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgIrishman Daniel Martin recorded the biggest win of his career to date as a late attack carried him to victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic. “I cannot believe it. I am really in shock,” said Martin on cyclingnews.com. “The team rode like I’ve never seen them ride before. They protected me all day. We had Ryder (Hesjedal) and me, two guys in the last group. I am so happy. I just cannot believe it.” Martin’s team-mate Ryder Hesjedal – who helped Martin to fourth place in La Fleche Wallonne earlier in the week – played a major role in the victory, helping bring the race under control on the penultimate climb of the 261.5km route as several teams tried to line up attacks. Team Sky had led the peloton as they chased down a group of early escapees but a series of attacks followed and in the end they finished no better than Sergio Henao’s 16th place, David Lopez unable to make a late attack hold. Press Associationcenter_img The Garmin-Sharp rider pulled alongside Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez with a kilometre to go before kicking for victory, leaving the Spaniard to come home second, three seconds back, ahead of compatriot Alejandro Valverde of Movistar. The 26-year-old Martin, who demonstrated his form with victory in the Tour of Catalonia last month, becomes only the second Irishman to win this coveted title, one of cycling’s five ‘Monuments’, after Sean Kelly triumphed in 1984 and 1989. last_img read more