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Despite cold spring weather, apples are overflowing for fall season

first_imgHowever, months later, something finally went right in 2020. With a lot of hard work and monitoring the apples, Johnson is now celebrating his returns. In May, low temperatures hit the Southern Tier, putting this year’s apple crop at risk. “You have to wear a mask to get into the field. We want you to sample the apples, so it’s hard to eat with a mask on,” said Johnson. “Once you get in the orchard, you can space yourselves out and act normal, but you do have to have a mask to get into the orchard.” “This is a super year, I am really surprised. Generally, you would like to have your apples four to six inches apart. They’re right together, I mean there’s a lot of apples, a lot of apples,” said Johnson. Apple picking this year isn’t just about New York’s favorite fruit. Johnson wants his farm to feel like an escape during all the craziness going on. With 13 varieties, apple picking season has started at the farm. This year, due to the pandemic, the fall activity will look a little different. center_img “People just want to get away. I know it’s a challenge when you have kids this year and no one knows what the school situation is, but just come on up to the farm and think about nothing for awhile,” said Johnson. “All the expert says, ‘with the cold weather, you’re going to have some damage to your trees, so don’t expect to have too many apples on your trees,'” said Apple Hills Owner Dave Johnson. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — New York’s best time of the year has arrived, apple picking season! New apples will be ready to pick every week over the next couple of months. Right now, Ginger Golds and Paula Reds are ready to be picked at Apple Hills.last_img read more

Five-day Tests the way to go without a doubt – Mickey Arthur

first_img… get support from Shastri, Gayle and MahelaBy   Deivarayan Muthu in PuneSRI Lanka coach Mickey Arthur, who is part of the ICC cricket committee that will consider making four-day Tests mandatory as part of the World Test Championship from 2023, has shot down the proposal.Arthur has joined the likes of Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes and Vernon Philander in opposing four-day Test cricket, which is being considered by the ICC in order to free up a calendar that is cramped with too many fixtures and T20 leagues.“Look, I say five-day Test cricket is the way to go,” Arthur said on the eve of Sri Lanka’s third T20I against India in Pune. “Test cricket challenges you – it challenges you mentally, it challenges you physically and it challenges you technically. And a lot of the time on the fifth day, we’ve witnessed a really good Test match that wouldn’t have lasted (otherwise).”A move to cut the fifth day would ease the financial pressure on boards, but Arthur stressed that Test cricket shouldn’t be tampered with because of financial or commercial reasons.“Look, we can talk about financial pressures and that type of stuff,” he said. “(But), I think the fabric of Test cricket shouldn’t be messed with. You want wickets deteriorating on day five, you want thrillers that go all the way, there are a lot of really good exciting draws where one team plays it out. So, I definitely think five-day Test cricket is the way to go without a doubt.”Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, who is also part of the ICC cricket committee, isn’t in favour of four-day Test cricket as well.“We will discuss it in the meeting and I don’t know what will happen after that but my personal opinion is that it should remain five days. I would not want any change,” Jaywardene had told PTI.India coach Ravi Shastri is also not a fan of the proposal. “Four-day Test is nonsense,” he told Indian news channel CNN-News18.“If this goes on we may have limited-overs Tests. There is no need to tamper with five-day Tests. If at all they want to tamper, then let the top six sides play five-day Tests and the next six be allowed to play four-day Tests. If you want to preserve Tests then let the top six play more against each other. You have the shorter format to popularise the game.”West Indies opener Chris Gayle also joined the other strong voices in rejecting the idea of four-day Test cricket. “I am not a fan of that (four-day Tests). I’ve played 100 Test matches,” Gayle said. “A few finish in three days, a few finish in four days but five days Test cricket is ultimate.It sets the trend. It has been there for ages, so why go and mess with it. If they give other players opportunity to actually experience it as well because it can be a life-changing experience to play five days of Test cricket. It tests your mental state so you can cope in life as well.”The ICC is set to meet in March 2020 to discuss the four-day Test proposal. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

FC Željezničar began preparations for the continuation of the season

first_imgAfter the break ,after the ending of autumn part of BHT Premier League, players of FC Željezničar gathered today on Grbavica stadium in Sarajevo in order to attend the roll-call and start the preparations for spring season.The autumn champion will start the spring season with the ambition to defend the title of champion of BiH. At the Željezničar roll-call, 30 players showed up: Karić, Antolović, Bukvić, Čilić B., Kvesić, Kerla, Brković D., Vasilić, Bogičević, Ćutuk, Zolotić, Svraka, Jamak, Tomić, Hasanović, Bekrić, Stanić, Brković F., Čolić E., Smajić, Selimović, Adilović, Hodžić, Pehilj, Ramić, Hasanhodžić, Sadiković, Joshida, Nikolić, Obučina .Standard measurements and verification of the players are planned for today, and also the first training session.last_img read more


first_img2015 SANTA ANITA SPRING MEDIA POLL Horse of the Meet: Spanish QueenOlder Horse: Hard AcesOlder Filly/Mare: BeholderGrass Horse: TalcoGrass Filly/Mare: Spanish Queen3-Year-Old Male: Kentuckian3-Year-Old Filly: Stellar WindSprinter: MasochisticClaimer: Persuasive PaulTrainer: Peter Miller, Doug O’NeillJockey: Rafael BejaranoApprentice: Brayan PenaRace: Gold CupOwner: Hronis RacingAchievement: Sadler Stakes Wins Miller, O’Neill Share Honors as Top Trainer; Bejarano Top Jockey center_img ARCADIA, CA, June 28, 2015–Spanish Queen, who captured the Grade I American Oaks at 1 ¼ miles on turf May 30 after winning the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes on May 2, was named Horse of the Meet in the annual Spring Meet Media Poll.A 3-year-old California-bred filly by Tribal Rule, Spanish Queen is trained by Richard Baltas for owners Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian and Hagop Nakkashian. Spanish Queen earned more money than any horse at the meet, $360,000.She also was named Outstanding Grass Filly or Mare.“We’re very proud of Spanish Queen and how quickly she developed,” Baltas said. “She showed ability from the start and we’re happy she put it on display at Santa Anita.”Next up for Spanish Queen is the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational at 1 ¼ miles on turf July 4.Hard Aces was named Outstanding Older horse thanks to his victory in the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old Hard Spun horse trained by John Sadler for Kosta and Peter Chronis won by a paper-thin nose over Hoppertunity in a thrilling contest at a mile and a quarter that was voted Race of the Meet.Rafael Bejarano, the runaway winner of the riding title, 47-35, over runner-up Tyler Baze, was named Outstanding Jockey, while Peter Miller and Doug O’Neill were named co-Outstanding Trainers after tying for the training title, 22-22, as O’Neill knotted Miller by winning the ninth and penultimate race of the meet with a 3-year-old filly named Mothernaturespell.It was the first training crown at The Great Race Place for the 48-year-old Miller, who trains out of San Luis Rey Downs. It was the fourth for the 47-year-old O’Neill.Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, who captured the Grade III Adoration Stakes on June 13 for her 10th win from 11 starts at Santa Anita, was named Outstanding Older Filly or Mare. Richard Mandella trains the Henny Hughes mare for owner B. Wayne Hughes.Talco, who rallied to win the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on turf by a half-length for the Hronis brothers and Sadler, was named Outstanding Grass Horse.Brayan Pena, 25, was named Outstanding Apprentice by virtue of winning nine races from 75 mounts.Kentuckian, a son of 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow, was named Outstanding Three-Year-old thanks to his 6 ¼-length triumph in the Grade III Laz Barrera Stakes at seven furlongs May 10. Jerry Hollendorfer trains the gray colt for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms.Stellar Wind, who won the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks at the Winter Meet, prevailed by a nose over Tara’s Tango in the Grade II Summertime Oaks to be named Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly. The daughter of Curlin also is trained by Sadler for the Hronis brothers.     Masochistic, authoritative 3 ½-length winner of the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes, was voted Outstanding Sprinter. Trained by Ron Ellis for owners Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, the 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Sought After won for the sixth time from eight career starts.Persuasive Paul, a 5-year-old gelding trained by Steve Knapp, won a $40,000 claiming race on a wet/fast track by 2 ¼ lengths May 15, then came back on June 19 to capture a Starter Handicap at one mile on turf by a length and a quarter to be named Claiming Horse of the Meet.The Hronis brothers were named Owners of the Meet thanks to three stakes wins in the last two weeks of the campaign, two of them Grade I’s, the Shoemaker Mile and the Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Stellar Wind captured the Grade II Summertime Oaks for the brothers, who led all owners in purse earnings with $869,946, more than $300,000 over runner-up Reddam Racing LLC.Sadler was honored with Achievement of the Meet for winning three graded stakes–two of them Grade I’s–over the meet’s last two weeks.last_img read more

South African cricket Test captain steps down

first_img7 January 2016“I am deeply grateful and privileged to have been the Test captain and I wish to thank Cricket South Africa for the honour of captaining my country,” said Proteas Test captain Hashim Amla when he announced his decision yesterday to step down from the role.“It was enjoyable and indeed a great learning experience.”Amla succeeded Graeme Smith in June 2014, and has since then captained the Proteas in 14 Tests. Of these, the team won four, drew six and lost four.Watch the press conference in which he announced his resignation, here:Amla said stepping down was not an easy decision to take. “The more I think about it the more I believe I can be of greater value to the Proteas as a fully focused batsman and senior player at this time of rebuilding our team,” he explained.We respect Hashim’s decision and the manner in which he thought about it and then communicated with me – CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 6, 2016New captain namedVice-captain AB de Villiers agreed to take over the captaincy for the remainder of the Sunfoil Test against England series at PPC Newlands.“I’ve said this before that it is an incredible honour to captain South Africa in any format,” said De Villiers. “The captaincy has obviously come at short notice and is the realisation of a lifelong dream.”His current priority was to lead the team to a memorable series win against England. “ThisTest squad is motivated and determined to turn our performances around and I’m looking forward to taking up that challenge as captain. Hashim is a good friend and close colleague and I am grateful for his support.”Amla also acknowledged the team and his fans. “Throughout my time as captain, whether in good times or tough times, I’ve always had the full support of my team mates, coaching staff and management,” he said. “I want to acknowledge this superb group of people for always being there and for supporting me wholeheartedly.”Hey everyone . Thanks for all your messages and support. It means a lot.— hashim amla (@amlahash) January 6, 2016Amla fast factsNickname: HashDate of birth: 31 March 1983Place of birth: Durban, South AfricaRole: Opening batsmanBatting: Right-hand batterBowling: Leg breaksTest matches: 89Test runs: 6907Test match centuries: 22One day internationals: 126ODI runs: 6008T20 matches: 30T20 runs: 700Support from fansCricket fans around the world have supported Amla on social media:@amlahash All best wishes from an England fan Hashim. Excellent batting this test.— UBF riccardo (@UBFriccardo) January 6, [email protected] Captain, my captain, a legend living in our own time! Good decision from a class act. #ProteaFire— Jax Hough (@JaxHough77) January 6, [email protected] Thank you my captain.you served the nation with pride and hope you will continue to do so.— moeketsi moleko (@olamekx) January 6, 2016Source: Cricket South Africalast_img read more

Dutch play down revenge talk ahead of Spain tie in World Cup

first_imgSpain will take on Netherlands in what appears to be a rematch of 2010 World Cup final on SaturdayDon’t mention the final. On the eve of the crucial rematch of the World Cup championship game four years ago between the Netherlands and Spain, the Dutch were playing down any talk of seeking revenge for the agonizing 1-0 defeat in Johannesburg in 2010. “It’s history. It doesn’t matter any longer,” winger Arjen Robben said Thursday, a day before the two teams’ World Cup Group B opener at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. “I don’t believe in revenge – 2010 was a final, this is a group match. You can’t compare it. ” In a possible indication of the way the Netherlands will play Friday, coach Louis van Gaal defended the tough tackling four years ago that earned eight players a yellow card and one a sending off.last_img read more

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

first_img The month, which is observed internationally, will focus on the theme ‘Cybersecurity our Shared Responsibility’ with the sub-theme ‘Think Before You Click’. The Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT) in the Ministry of Science and Technology will observe its third national Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Thursday (September 27), Head of Ja-CIRT, Dr. Moniphia Hewling, said that the month-long observation will be used to increase awareness among consumers, students and businesses. The Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT) in the Ministry of Science and Technology will observe its third national Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.The month, which is observed internationally, will focus on the theme ‘Cybersecurity our Shared Responsibility’ with the sub-theme ‘Think Before You Click’.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Thursday (September 27), Head of Ja-CIRT, Dr. Moniphia Hewling, said that the month-long observation will be used to increase awareness among consumers, students and businesses.She said it will address specific challenges and identify opportunities to foster behaviour change. The month-long activities will get under way with a church service on September 30 at the Highholborn Street Church of God, downtown Kingston, starting at 9:30 a.m.Each week will have a different theme, with week one to focus on ‘Ensuring Safety at Home’. Ja-CIRT will use the period to highlight basic security measures that householders can take to protect themselves against cyberthreats.Visits will be made to schools and educational institutions during week two as Ja-CIRT sensitises students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors about ‘Careers in Cybersecurity’.During the third week, emphasis will be placed on ‘Online Safety at Work’, and Ja-CIRT will highlight ways small and medium-sized businesses can protect themselves, employees and customers against cyberthreats.The final week will focus on safeguarding the nation’s most critical infrastructure such as finance, water, electricity, health systems and transport, and will underscore the roles that the public can play in helping to keep these safe.Other activities for the month include exhibitions, a jingle competition, social media campaign, school tours and training sessions for officers in ministries, agencies and departments.The major highlight will be Cybersecurity Awareness Day on October 26. Activities on the day will include a Business Leaders Breakfast Forum at The Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, where Prime Minster, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, will be the guest speaker.This will be followed by a road show in Mandela Park, Half-Way Tree, starting at 1:00 p.m.The month of activities includes collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), Fortinet, Universal Service Fund (USF), E-Learning Jamaica, and tTech Limited. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Tuchel urgently needs a midfielder for Paris SaintGermain

first_imgAhead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Coupe de France match against Strasbourg, manager Thomas Tuchel called in for a new winter transfer.Paris Saint-Germain’s midfield problem reached a whole new tipping point this past weekend, as manager Thomas Tuchel just lost Italian Marco Verratti due to a nasty ankle injury he suffered against Guingamp.This situation has taken the club to act under extreme circumstances, mainly because Adrien Rabiot is also officially out of the club and won’t play more for PSG after deciding to not renew his contract.The situation has taken a whole new level after Verratti’s incident, it has pushed manager Thomas Tuchel to emergency mode and to publicly beg the PSG board of directors to act quickly before the winter transfer window ends.The major urgency is obviously for a new midfielder, but the market is not as accommodating as it may appear for a club like PSG.Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has always been a tough negotiator with other clubs, which means that they tend to return the favor and make things very difficult for when he is the one in dire need of new players.Tuchel is aware of this and he is scared that things won’t go his way before the window closes, this may leave PSG very exposed for the rest of the season as they won’t have a proper replacement for their absentee players.It is very, very serious for us – PSG boss Tuchel wants midfielder in January window https://t.co/xRoyA1tV5R pic.twitter.com/pmXKJ4DQus— Goal Ghana (@goal_ghana) January 22, 2019“It’s January 21 and we have needs,” Tuchel revealed to reporters ahead of a Coupe de France home match against Strasbourg on Wednesday via Goal.“We lost Adrien Rabiot, Lass Diarra and Marco Verratti, the situation has not improved. We stay with our decision [on Rabiot] because Marco returns in a few weeks. We stay with our basic choice.”“We have recovered Dani Alves in this role but it is very, very serious for us. Who do I want? Yeah, yeah, I know. Unfortunately I cannot tell you!”“Julian Draxler has the quality to play with us because he can adapt and he is very, very reliable in many positions.”“Dani Alves will play in the middle against Strasbourg, with his quality and mentality he has done incredible workouts. Draxler has a more offensive profile than he and Marquinhos.”“I have already talked a lot about Adrien and this subject. I can only repeat that it’s a thing between the club and him.”“This is the second-best attack in Ligue 1, they are also very strong in the defensive game, they are in a phase with four wins in a row away,” Tuchel added.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“It has been experienced there [in Strasbourg] that they are very serious and aggressive. It was very difficult to have opportunities and score.”“It’s a big challenge to play against Strasbourg. We must play at a top level,” he concluded.Tuchel on Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl: “I cannot talk about players who play for another club. Julian was a player of mine, but he is still a Dortmund player today. We are working hard to bring in a defensive midfielder.” #PSGEAG— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) January 18, 2019For PSG things are very clear, they are currently fighting against Barcelona to sign Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong but the negotiations are proving very difficult.There are very few other options that the French club is actually considering, they wanted Denis Suarez to be part of the deal with Adrien Rabiot but Arsenal seems to be getting in the way of that negotiation.Paris Saint-Germain’s clock is ticking, they are quite desperate to get this new midfielder as soon as possible and not finding one could mean that they won’t be able to compete in the Champions League against Manchester United.This might be the very last chance that manager Thomas Tuchel has to prove that he is the right man for the job, because getting eliminated by the Red Devils will bring about his dismissal and quite possibly the exit of either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe.The most immediate worry for the French giants is Strasbourg, they don’t want to get eliminated from this tournament as they did from Coupe de la Ligue last week against Guingamp.📰 [SPORT] | Tottenham ready to bid for Rabiot in January.🔶According to Mirror, Spurs has joined the list of bidders for the PSG midfielder which includes Barça.🔷He finishes his contract in June 2019 and has already rejected the last offer of PSG despite Tuchel’s praise. pic.twitter.com/qWflq5zzX4— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 3, 2018Which midfielder would you like PSG to sign during this winter transfer window? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Tips on how to travel with your dogs

first_imgDo not drive too fast when you are travelling with your pets, says an expert. Here are some shared tips to keep in mind while travelling with your four-legged friends. Motion sickness: Like humans, dogs too feel sick in the stomach in a moving car. Half an hour before taking him in the car, you should give him a medicine for motion sickness. Consult a vet about what medicine to give and he/she will prescribe it depending on the size and the weight of your dog. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfVet alert: Our dogs mostly stay at home and don’t travel a lot. The only time they get into the car is to go to the vet and start associating cars with vet visits. Make them believe that they are not going to the vet and occasionally take them out for drives or to parks.Food: Do not feed the dog right before it sits in the car. Feed him at least an hour before travelling. Always remember to keep the portion small. The same rule applies for water. Do not give him too much water right before the drive. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWalks: Before you make him sit in the car, take him for a good walk so that he gets tired and fall asleep in the car.Travel bags: Make a travel bag for the pet. The bag should contain a first aid kit, water, treats, bowl, wet and dry tissues, potty scooper, lint roller and a seat protector for the car.Drive: Do not drive too fast and be careful with the bumps and speed breakers. Even if your pet enjoys with the windows down, do not let him hang out as it is dangerous. The pet might get excited and try to jump out.Pet breaks: If you are travelling for a long distance take a break in every half an hour, take your dog out of the car and make him walk a little.last_img read more