Tag: 杭州娱乐地图

Low yield fixes

first_imgThere is nothing more frustrating than planting a vegetable garden and not producing a substantial crop of fresh vegetables. Numerous problems can contribute to low yields, but, fortunately, most of them can be avoided. Most vegetable crops require at least 60 to 120 days from planting to producing fruit. Keep this in mind when planning your garden. When planting outdoors, it is virtually impossible to have vine-ripe tomatoes in early May because Georgia’s last frost dates come in April. Nor can you expect pumpkins in October if the vines were planted after early August. An issue that goes hand-in-hand with the time of year is the plant’s age. Young plants often don’t produce fruit from their first flowers. On squash and zucchini plants, the first flowers are often all male and won’t produce fruit. Plants also may produce sterile pollen or only male flowers during hot weather. Cold weather can also inhibit fruit production. So, the solution to this problem is to wait for your plants to mature or temperatures to change. A lack of pollinators is another problem in the vegetable garden that can lead to poor fruit-set or misshapen fruit. Flowers need to be visited several times for complete pollination. This is a very frustrating problem because it’s difficult for a homeowner to remedy. To help pollinate your plants, rent a beehive if you are financially able and your neighborhood allows it. Home gardeners often over-fertilize with liquid fertilizers that are high in nitrogen. An abundance of nitrogen encourages plants to grow leaves, not fruit, and most people would prefer to eat a tomato rather than a tomato plant leaf. To remedy over fertilization, wait for the nitrogen to be taken up by the plant or leached out of the soil. To avoid this situation, take a soil test before planting season. Kits are available at your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. Follow the directions for collecting the sample, return the sample bag and a list of recommendations based on the test will be returned to you. When fertilizing your vegetable garden, always follow the recommendations from your soil sample results. These results can also be targeted to help you have optimum growth in your vegetable garden. Water, both too much and too little, is also a common issue home gardeners run into. Too little water can create a stunted plant with few flowers and can cause the plant to drop both flowers and immature fruit. Too much water can cause roots to rot and fruit to drop. An additional problem with watering is uneven watering, which can lead to fruit drop but more commonly leads to fruit cracking and blossom end rot. Blossom end rot is more common when the fruit is young. Fruit cracking is more common when fruits are ripe or very close to ripening. Both blossom end rot and fruit cracking are aesthetic problems. The fruit is still edible, just not as attractive. To keep the plant roots cooler and the moisture more even, cover the soil with at least three inches of mulch. This will help reduce the incidence of both blossom end rot and fruit cracking.Many minor problems can affect the quantity and quality of produce from your backyard garden. The good news is that many of these problems are easy to remedy. For more vegetable gardening information, call your UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or visit online at extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

A running program and lower-body workouts contribute to Sondre Norheim’s breakout season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 24, 2018 at 11:03 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez After Syracuse’s 3-0 win against Ohio State on Oct. 8, SU head coach Ian McIntyre worried about his team’s fitness. SU had just won its third-straight game in seven days, its best stretch of the season, yet McIntyre noticed tired legs in the second half. McIntyre grew a little concerned when he analyzed Sondre Norheim, his “barometer” of team stamina.Coaches have called Norheim a “cheetah.” McIntyre refers to him as Forrest Gump, because he can’t seem to stop running. Norheim, though, lagged behind the run of play against the Buckeyes, and that couldn’t happen again. After a day off, Norheim went to the Cage, a gym for athletes in Manley Field House. He cleared his personalized regimen of squats, lateral lunges and other leg lifts. And then he headed to a team practice. “I always try to push my body as much as possible as long as it doesn’t disturb my performance,” Norheim said. Norheim, a 6-foot-4 defender, has been described by teammates as a “consummate professional.” His consistency — he’s been a starter for all but one of SU’s matches in the last two years — and production are contributing factors as to why No. 20 Syracuse (7-5-3, 1-4-2 Atlantic Coast) is sixth in the NCAA’s rating percentage index. In 2018, the defender is second on the team with five goals. In 2017, he attempted three shots. Since Oct. 16, he scored three times. A center back last year, Norheim shifted to right back for the 2018 season. He will be a big factor in the Orange’s season-finale against Boston College on Friday, Oct. 26. The matchup against the Eagles represents a chance for SU to pull itself out of the bowels of the ACC before the conference tournament begins next Wednesday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If you ask anyone, it’s very difficult for Sondre to improve his fitness. He’s a machine,” McIntyre said. “… If he’s tired, it’s not a reflection of weakness in his game, it’s more a, ‘Wow, we must be working hard and that’s a lot of soccer.’” Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorNorheim works out his lower body two times a week, he said. He compliments that with a running program which he and Corey Parker, a member of SU’s strength and conditioning team, developed. Adding to his leg workouts, Norheim completes a third training session, stretches, and then practices game-specific ball drills. When he got to Syracuse a year ago, Norheim embraced the athletic training facilities, like the leg press machine. They were a step up from the equipment he used back home in Bryne, Norway. “I think I’ve had a (dedication) to lifting for a long time before Syracuse,” Norheim said. “I’ll always try to contribute individual workouts on top of team workouts.” In Norway, Norheim played one game a week, allowing more time for workouts. He committed himself to at least eight hours of sleep a night since he was five years old. On the field, he had five to six practices a week, Norheim said, usually at about 5 p.m. This established the mornings as Norheim’s designated gym time. When he returned home this summer, he joined the same adult league he was a part of in high school. The experience once matured Norheim, but now he found himself faster than other players. High-intensity ACC matchups had prepared Norheim. He processed the game quicker. Unchallenged defensively, Norheim added an old dimension to his game: attacking. Norheim was predominantly a right-back in his teenage years before he grew into his 180-plus pound, 6-foot-4 frame. “I got the height and build to fit at center back,” Norheim said. “Sometimes the team didn’t have enough center backs to play this game, and I may have to step in.” But on Aug. 24, before SU’s season-opener against Oregon State, McIntyre approached Norheim and said he’d start the year at right back. OSU had a talented left forward that excelled at one-on-one playmaking. Norheim’s speed, hopefully, would be a counter. It was, and SU won 2-1. After the game, McIntyre, who earlier this season said the goal is to get as many players forward as possible, realized that Norheim added a layer to an offense that relied on speedy forwards. SU’s offense is predicated on playmakers in the midfield — Jonathan Hagman, Hugo Delhommelle and Massimo Ferrin — launching the ball upfield to forwards Tajon Buchanan and Ryan Raposo. Norheim said he recognizes the flow of the game, and as the defense clamps down on the dribbler, he shoots his hand up and sprints down the right sideline, providing an outlet. From there, Norheim can sky crosses into the box, or pass it off and work his way into the penalty box for a header. “(Norheim)’s really fast and can run forever,” Hagman said. “He’s been showing a lot of soccer quality as well, but there are points he really stands out and has been fantastic.”Against St. Bonaventure on Oct. 16, Norheim bookended the 7-0 rout with two goals. The first came off a corner kick, which was earned by Norheim pressing higher and forcing a defender to mishit the ball. On the receiving end of a Delhommelle service, Norheim knocked the ball past the post. The second score came with five seconds left, SU’s only last-second goal this season. A scrum near the Bonnies’ net allowed Norheim to blast one home. Norheim entered the season with offensive potential, and just ahead of the postseason, he’s actualized it. “If you’re doing those runs up and down the field,” Norheim said, “you want to get something out of it.” Commentslast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Wizards ‘not budging’ on core trio ahead of deadline

first_imgNot for long. Executives around the league estimate that Morris, who will turn 30 in September, will command a salary starting in the $11-12 million range. Given his age, Morris won’t get a long-term deal. As one GM said, “Two years makes sense, but maybe a third year on an option.”Expect teams looking for veteran help — Sacramento, Utah, Indiana — to have interest in Morris this summer.Morris’ twin brother, Wizards forward Markieff Morris, will also be a free agent next summer. He’s making $8.6 million this year and is currently recovering from a neck injury. TRADE RUMORS: Blazers aren’t done with deadline actionHeck, owner Ted Leonsis has come out and said it publicly: Washington has no plans to break up its three-player core of Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter. Rival executives have said much the same thing. As one told Sporting News, “They’re not budging. Maybe they’d deal Porter, but they want a star-type player back, and that’s not happening.”Indeed, Porter makes the most sense as a Wizards salary dump. He is due to make $27 million next year, with a player option for $28.5 million in 2019-20. With Wall’s four-year, $170 million extension kicking in next year, the Wizards will be essentially at the $118 million salary cap despite having only six players signed.That’s fueled the rumors around Porter from teams like Portland, Dallas and Utah. While most have approached a deal for Porter under the assumption that his weighty contract and shrinking production (12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 36.9 percent 3-point shooting, down from 44.1 percent last year) would spur the Wizards to let him go for a reduced return, that hasn’t been the case.If they’re not going to let Porter go for a reduced return, they’re not going to let Porter go.For better or worse, the Wizards remain committed to their core. With the salaries being paid out, Washington won’t have much opportunity to put a supporting cast around Wall, Beal and Porter, but that’s been the franchise’s dilemma for the last few years.And it’s unlikely to change in the next couple of days.Markelle Fultz won’t be on the moveAnother guy not expected to go anywhere ahead of Thursday’s deadline: Sixers guard Markelle Fultz.Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, has played only 19 games this season, averaging 8.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting and 28.6 percent 3-point shooting. He’s been rehabbing his shoulder for a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome and has not played since Nov. 19.The Sixers, according to sources around the league, are not ready to move on from Fultz, given the investment the franchise made into him, the utter cratering of his trade value and the fact that he’s only 20 years old and still has a chance to be productive.MORE: Sixers interested in Dewayne Dedmon?That could change this summer, when the Sixers’ future outlook will firm up once Jimmy Butler hits free agency and Ben Simmons is eligible for a contract extension. Both could wind up with max deals, which would make Fultz a trade chip that could be used to fill out the roster with role players.Fultz is planning on playing this season, though the Sixers — battling for the No. 3 seed in the East at 34-19 — are not considering his return a factor as they look to improve the roster ahead of the deadline.Philadelphia has been “very active for a while,” one source said, as the team seeks depth. But the Sixers also have last year’s experience of bringing in waiver signees Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli for the stretch run. Both played well, and the Sixers would be comfortable going that route again in what should be a busy buyout market.That Marcus Morris money is comingFor all the tumult that has engulfed the Celtics this season, the guy who might be the most interesting on the roster is rarely mentioned: forward Marcus Morris. As one scout said last week, “I would hate to think where they’d be without Morris. All the stuff that’s gone on, at least on the floor, he kind of holds it together for them.”Morris will be a free agent this summer and has played himself into a major raise. He was acquired from the Pistons for Avery Bradley two summers ago and has put together a career-best season at age 29, averaging 14.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 48.0 percent shooting and 41.4 percent 3-point shooting — all career highs. His cap hit is a mere $5.4 million.MORE: Celtics “determined” to acquire Anthony Davis We had extreme turbulence on the NBA trade market last week, but so far, deadline week has been quiet. When there is one dominant player looming over the whole thing — Anthony Davis in this case — the rest of the scuttlebutt tends to be drowned out. But let’s have a look around the league in today’s Rumor-rama.Even after the embarrassing tussle between players at a practice three months ago, even after another season-sinking injury to star guard John Wall and even after their current run of four losses in five games — which included defeats at the hands of the Cavaliers and Hawks — the Wizards don’t appear to be budging.last_img read more

Messi scores twice as Barca cruise past Alaves

first_imgThere was bad news for Barca in the 47th minute when central defender Clement Lenglet was forced off with an apparent hip injury. With Samuel Umtiti also sidelined, if the Frenchman’s injury is serious, it could be a major problem for Barca when the Champions League restarts next month.Lenglet was replaced by Nelson Semedo, who minutes after entering the match scored Barca’s fourth goal of the game.Frenkie De Jong returned to action as a late substitute after a muscle injury suffered a month ago, before Messi’s left foot shot gave him his 25th goal of the campaign and made it 5-0 with 15 minutes remaining. The goal means that Messi has netted at least 25 league goals for 11 consecutive seasons.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action during the match against Deportivo Alaves, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain on July 19, 2020.Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | FC Barcelona ended their disappointing league campaign on a positive note as Leo Messi scored twice and inspired them to a 5-0 win away to Alaves on Sunday afternoon.After Barca’s 2-1 defeat at home to Osasuna on Thursday, there was only pride to play for both Barca and Alaves.Perhaps unsurprisingly, Alaves were lacking some tension in their play after assuring their la Liga survival in their previous game and Messi was in the mood to make them pay for their relaxation.First he slipped the ball to in-form youngster Ansu Fati to open the scoring in the 24th minute, with the 17-year-old showing his anticipation to prod the ball past Roberto in the Alaves goal.10 minutes later Messi made it 2-0 with his 24th league goal of the season, darting into the Alaves area and wrong-footing Roberto with a swivel of his hips.Suarez headed home Barca’s third just before halftime after Messi’s sharp pass out to the left allowed left back Jordi Alba to cross to give Suarez a simple chance.last_img read more

Pimps? Really, Nick? What are quick-buck coaches?

first_imgby Jim LitkeAssociated Press Writer (AP)—Pimps?Really, Nick.If agents are no better than pimps, what does that make you and all those other suddenly sanctimonious college coaches who lie to kids while recruiting them in the first place?Nick Saban took home $4 million or so last year from Alabama, which has collected more probation-worthy violations (three) than any other high-profile football program in the country over the last two decades. The SEC used to be the runaway leader in the category but was doing a pretty good job cleaning itself up. SEC MEDIA DAY—Alabama coach Nick Saban talks to the media during the Southeastern Conference Media Days July 21, in Hoover, Ala. At least until last week.That’s when a raft of accusations about players receiving “extra benefits” from an agent—beginning with a player at ACC school North Carolina — detoured quickly into SEC waters. In short order, South Carolina, Florida and Alabama all learned they were officially under suspicion by the NCAA—Georgia was added to the list Thursday—prompting the tirade from Saban at the conference’s annual media day’s festivities.“I don’t think it’s anything but greed that’s creating it right now on behalf of the agents. The agents that do this—and I hate to say this, but how are they any better than a pimp?“I have no respect for people who do that to young people. None,” Saban continued. “How would you feel if they did it to your child?”Oh, I don’t know, maybe the same way some parents felt when their son came home and told them you decided not to renew his scholarship, which undoubtedly said more about the caliber of athlete he is than whether he was a good student.Or maybe the way the parents felt when their kid came home and told them you were leaving Michigan State for LSU, then LSU for the Miami Dolphins.And don’t even get us started about leaving the Dolphins in the lurch, since you flat-out lied about leaving Miami. Loyalty can be a funny thing, no?So spare us the lecture about how much you care. Most coaches genuinely care about their guys, Saban included, and would love to see them graduate. It makes life easier all the way around. But the No. 1 priority for those at Saban’s level is to win, and make plenty of money doing it. No one should have any illusions about that. At the very top of Division I football, everyone is using everyone—the suits who run the Bowl Championship Series, the university presidents, coaches, athletic directors and yes, those evil agents—and all of them are getting paid except for the kids.To be fair, the kids are plenty culpable. They know the rules, and the overwhelming majority abide by them. On top of that, every big-time athletic program has at least one full-time compliance officer, and some employ as many as seven or eight. No one is forcing them to go to parties, drive cars they can’t afford or take envelopes stuffed with cash.And Saban is right in one important way about the greaseball agents and their runners. They know the temptations they’re dangling could not only derail a kid’s career, it could put an entire program underwater for years to come, a la USC after Reggie Bush.Everyone hates agents—even scrupulous agents—unless they have one. The problem with making unscrupulous agents the villains in this drama is that just like the kids they pick off, they’re only the low-hanging fruit. Considering the way college football is structured, it’s nothing short of laughable to hear the coaches and conference commissioners occupying the branches above to suggest the rot could be stopped there.Big-time college football is effectively running a minor-league system for the NFL, and they’re doing it largely on the backs of kids whose football schoolwork is so demanding that many will never be able to take advantage of the scholarship that gets thrown in with it.It’s not about the scholarships, anyway. As incoming Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly noted not too long ago, both of his predecessors routinely boasted some of the best graduation rates in the nation and both got fired. But not surprising, the most honest assessment of the whole mess was uttered by Steve Spurrier.When asked about how best to go about cleaning it up, the old ballcoach admitted he didn’t have a solution, then added: “I guess sometimes the lure of taking some cash right away affects all of us.”Perfect.(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press.)last_img read more

Kootenay keeps dream alive after rallying past Attack 7-3

first_imgMatt Fraser and Cody Eakin each scored twice while Joe Antilla and Max Reinhart each had a goal and an assist for Kootenay.The Ice, forcing the tie-breaker with a thrilling OT win over Saint John Sea Dogs, still face an uphill battle to win this event.Kootenay started the tournament 0-2 and only once has a club rallied from that deficit to win the tournament. The Windsor Spitfires captured that historic title just two years ago.Saint John awaits the winner of Friday’s semi final in the tournament final Sunday at 4 p.m. PDT. The Kootenay Ice rallied back from a 2-0 deficit and scored five straight goals en route to a 7-3 victory over the Owen Sound Attack in tie-breaker action Thursday at the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Mississauga, Ont.The Western Hockey League champions now advance into Friday’s semi final against host St. Michael’s Majors at 4 p.m. PDT on Sportsnet.last_img read more

Leafs score in bunches to get past Penticton Lakers 4-1

first_imgA scoring explosion went a long way in powering the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 decision over the Penticton Lakers in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win allowed the Leafs to sweep the season series against the Lakers — Nelson defeated Penticton 4-0 earlier this season in the South Okanagan City.“Getting the big lead definitely helped,” said forward turned defenceman turned forward, Cameron Dobransky.“Wally (goalie Andrew Walton) played great and our scorers did what they had to do for us to win.”After starting slow, the Leafs took it to a Lakers team playing its second game in as many nights, building a 3-0 advantage early in the second period on goals by Carsen Willans, game captain Jonathan Petrash and Colton Schell.Evan Anderson beat Leaf goalie Andrew Walton on the power play two minutes after Schell scored to cut the lead to 3-1.The score remained the same until Colton Schell scored an insurance marker.Nelson now has won two straight and has recorded seven out of a possible eight points in its last four games following a five-game losing streak.“We kind of lost our way,” said Dobransky about the recent losing streak. “Since we got back to our systems everything started flowing again . . . we’re having fun on the bench, we’re having fun on the ice.”Nelson, third in the Murdoch with a 15-8-0-2 record, climbs to within six points of the division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch rivals meet Sunday in Fruitvale at 6 p.m.Beaver Valley holds a 2-1 advantage in the season series.“It’s going to be a very big test for us,” Dobransky explained when asked about Sunday’s tilt.“We’ve got to go in there and steal two points. We haven’t won in their arena yet. (Beaver Valley) has four points on us now with a couple of games in hand so we need to winning against them.”GAME NOTES: The Leafs welcomed two defencemen back to the lineup — Riley Henderson and Julian Davis. . . .The news is not as good for two other defencemen, Tyler Parfeniuk and Blake Arcuri, both expected to be out of the lineup until Christmas. . . . Also not playing this weekend are forwards Colton Malmsten, Max Mois and Dustin Reimer. The latter is lost for the season. . . .Nelson’s new scoring leader Brett Norman missed the final part of the third period after getting involved in a fight. . . .Nelson goalie Andrew Walton won for the seventh time this season. . . .Former Nelson Minor Hockey star Adam Plant was in the lineup Saturday for [email protected]last_img read more

Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Austin Seaman

first_imgThe Nelson Daily: How did you come to play hockey for the Leafs?Austin Seaman: I got called about two years ago about the team. Cyclone Taylor was a big influence but the Leafs seemed like the best organization to play for.TND: What type of a player are you?A.S.: I’d say I’m a defensive defencesman who likes to rush the puck when I can. But normally I stay back.TND: What was the biggest adjustment you had to make to play Junior B hockey?A.S.:The KIJHL is a tough, hard hitting league so I had to become more of a physical player and a bit more faster at moving the puck.TND: You suffered a serious injury in Fernie back in December. How difficult has it been to sit on the sidelines and rehab the knee?A.S.: Firstly, it was a freak injury. I don’t really know how it happened. I just heard a pop. . . dislocating my knee. As for the injury, it just sucks. It’s been so hard to sit on the sidelines and watch the team.TND: What are your individual goals next season and beyond?A.S.: Hopefully I’m going to try to go Junior A. And if not, I want to get a degree in school.TND: In 5 years?A.S.: I was to either get my degree and still playing hockey.TND: In 10 years?A.S.: Having a solid business or having a solid NCAA career and getting my life on which will probably be either way up in oil and gas or start a retail business. Music do you listen to: DubstepPre-Game Meal: SteakBiggest accomplishment in hockey: Going to Bantam AAA Western Finals, losing in Double OT final to WinnipegJob: Pacific InsightNickname: SeamsOther interests: Skiing, cliff jumping, wake boardingTwitter, Facebook, Instagram: Like them all Life, as Austin Seaman sees it took a big turn for the worst in early December in Fernie.Playing a regular shift against the Ghostriders, the Alberta native heard a “pop” sound coming from his knee.Following the game the rugged rearguard experienced difficulty walking. The after the Leafs returned from the East Kootenay with tails between their legs following the 7-2 drubbing, Seaman went to the hospital and found he had dislocated his knee.Nearly two months of rebab later, Seaman made his return to a depleted Leafs blueline against the Castlegar Rebels — which is great news for the coaching staff searching for defenceman.Seaman will be counted on to provide some quality minutes as Nelson plays out the regular season — starting Friday against Grand Forks Border Bruins in a home-and-home series with a 7 p.m. puck drop — and begins what many hope, Seaman included, is a long playoff run culminating with the Cyclone Taylor Tournament.The Nelson Daily.com, in conjunction with Nelson Home Building Centre present a closer look at Austin Seaman in the Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the WeekAustin SeamanPosition: DefencemanAge: 18Place of birth: Edmonton, Alta.Height: 5’10”Weight: 185 poundsYears in Hockey: 15Last team: Calgary Buffaloes Midget AAAHometown: Calgary, Alta.Favorite NHL Player: Kris LetangFavorite NHL Team: Philadelphia FlyersJunior Hockey stats: 34 games, four goals, six assists — 10 pointslast_img read more