Hundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of…

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNational Tree Week 2021 People’s ParkCastletroy Park Highfield, Ennis RoadBoro Field, Janesboro NewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerickHundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of National Tree WeekBy Sarah Carr – March 24, 2021 188 Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sarsfield Park, Ennis RoadThe Demesne, Newcastle West Advertisement Linkedin Bourke Avenue, Lower Edward StreetFoynes Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Aherlow Close, CaherdavinAspen Gardens Photo by Madison Nickel on Unsplash FOUR hundred and seventy saplings are being planted across Limerick city and county by Limerick City and County Council to mark National Tree Week 2021.The trees, which are a mixture of native and common species will be planted over the coming weeks include: Alnus Glutinosa (Alder); Betula (Birch); Crataegus (Red Thorn); Malus Domestica (Crab Apple); Quercus Robur (Oak); Sorbus Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) and Tilia (Lime).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trees will be planted in the following areas: Rostrevor Close, CaherdavinAbbeyfeale Park Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Dromroe, RhebogueFaha View, Patrickswell WhatsApp Traditionally, Limerick City and County Council would have marked National Tree Week by distributing saplings to schools across the city and county for planting, however this has not been possible this year.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Visiting schools around to plant and discuss the importance of trees to our environment as part of National Tree Week has always been an important job for the Mayor. While this is not possible at present, I am encouraging everyone during this week to understand the important role trees can play as part of actions to protect our environment and climate.”In addition to the planting of 470 saplings, Limerick City and County Council is hosting ‘The Beauty of Trees’ webinar with Mary Keenan.Mary has a degree in Horticulture and has a wealth of experience in the area.She was a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens before joining the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council. She was President of The Tree Council of Ireland and later its Director.Mary was on the board of the Heritage Council for 10 years, runs Gash Gardens and since leaving South Dublin County Council, she is now the editor of the Irish Garden magazine. Mary is also a National TidyTowns adjudicator.‘The Beauty of Trees’ is taking place on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 8pm.Logon here to register.You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOn This Day: 2014 Hurlers prove too strong for Laois & the U21 footballers fall to Kerry in 11′Next articleKenny Privileged Ahead of World Cup Qualifying Opener Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ted Russell ParkO’Brien Park Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Mayorstone QuarryCoolraine Heights, Old Cratloe Roadlast_img read more

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Corn Prices

first_imgPotential record-setting corn yields have contributed to a bleak market for Georgia farmers, says University of Georgia agricultural economist, Nathan Smith. Smith also believes next year’s price will be worse than this year’s.“I think next year we’re looking more at corn farmers just trying to survive,” said Smith, a Tifton-based economist with UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.September corn prices are projected at $3.66. For December, the price is projected to be $3.77. Georgia corn prices are projected between $3.75-$4.25 per bushel depending on the region of the state. The prices are well below the $6 and $7 contracts that some Georgia farmers signed last year. Enduring consecutive years of prices under $4 would not be ideal for Georgia farmers, but their options may be limited when planning for next year’s crop. “The concern for next year is, if they cut back in corn — they already did that this year — what are they going to plant? Look at cotton prices,” said Smith. Cotton, a normal rotational crop with corn, is currently priced at 64 cents per pound. “Peanuts aren’t going to be up there either. Across the board, as good as it looked a couple of years ago, it’s looking as bad this year.”For some farmers, covering this year’s production expenses will be a challenge with prices below $4.“Without land rent, if you want to break even on total costs at 200 bushels, we’re looking at $4.60 a bushel. You’re talking about a $5 price to cover all costs and pay yourself,” said Smith, who does not project prices to reach that high this year.The most likely scenario in which Smith sees corn prices trending upward would be if demand increases, in particular with ethanol production, or if China buys more corn.High yields are due in large part to a resurgence in corn production in the Midwest, also known as the Corn Belt. After enduring a prolonged drought, the region’s corn production is on the rise, which has helped flood a saturated market. The United States Department of Agriculture predicts 14,032 million bushels of corn will be produced for 2014-15. This is 172 million bushels higher than previously projected.Smith warned farmers of the grim outlook at winter and spring meetings.As evidenced by acreage, Georgia farmers were ready for a bleak forecast. After growing 510,000 acres last year, only 325,000 acres were planted in corn this year. That number could drop below 300,000 in 2015 if farmers choose to scale back production even more, which Smith says is likely.Corn farmers can get an early outlook on the 2015 growing season when Ag Forecast is held in Georgia in January. Ag Forecast, presented by UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia Farm Bureau and Georgia Department of Agriculture, is a series of discussions led by UGA faculty, focusing on different crops and pressing agricultural issues. Next year’s Ag Forecast will begin on Jan. 14 in Gainesville at the Brenau Georgia Mountain Center.The Ag Forecast events will be held in Gainesville, Carrollton, Cartersville, Lyons, Tifton and Macon.For more information about corn production in Georgia, go to http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/gagrains/corn.html.last_img read more

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NBA: Antetokounmpo donates masks to Greek city

first_imgRead Also: Ighalo names three Man Utd stars who helped him settleThe municipality announced that the masks donated by the Antetokounmpo family will be immediately distributed to employees in the region and to vulnerable groups.On Wednesday the Greek government announced 52 new coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total to 1,884. Greece has so far reported 83 deaths from the virus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Greek basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers donated 10,000 surgical masks to the Athens suburb of Zografou on Wednesday to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.Advertisement Loading… “The municipality of Zografou wants to express its great gratitude to the Antetokounmpo family for offering 10,000 masks to the residents of the city as a measure of protection against the Covid-19 virus,” a statement from the municipality said.The gesture from the family, “in addition to the substantial offer to the citizens of Zografou, proves the close bond that the Antetokounmpo brothers have with the city that remained for several years their home,” it added.The mayor of Zografou thanked Greek basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo (pictured January 2020) and his brothers for donating surgical masks to the Athens suburbMilwaukee Bucks standout Giannis, last season’s NBA MVP, and his brothers Thanasis, Kostas and Alexis grew up in poverty in their early days in Greece where their parents had arrived from Nigeria as immigrants.They grew up selling merchandise in the streets of the capital in order to help their poor family, but basketball changed their lives and Giannis signed a $100 million four-year contract with the Bucks in 2016.“I thank from the bottom of my heart the Antetokounmpo brothers for their generous offer which acquires even greater dimensions because it takes place during these difficult times for the entire planet,” said Zografou mayor Vassilis Thodas.“With their offer they confirm that they have not forgotten the city and when the nightmare of the coronavirus is over, the municipality will honour Giannis and his brothers accordingly,” he added. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

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Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship

first_img… Quarter-finals decided; Sparta Boss holds off eliminationFOLLOWING the conclusion of round-robin play in the inaugural Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship, Sparta Boss, Future Stars, Albouystown, Broad Street Bullies, Bent Street, Sophia, Tucville and Back Circle have all advanced to the quarter-finals.Sparta Boss secured their quarterfinal berth when they outclassed Sophia 3-0 on Thursday, thanks to goals from Solomon Austin (4th), Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson (12th) and Dennis Edwards (14th minute).Sophia had several clear chances on goal, but their shots were either well saved or hit the crossbar, as the star-studded ‘kings of futsal’ were able to limp into the knockout stage of the tournament.Part of the action on Thursday in the Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship at the National Gymnasium.Meanwhile, Bent Street, Back Circle and Tucville clinched their place in the knockout round compliments of contrasting results. Bent Street edged Broad Street 3-2.Keith Caines, Job Caesar and Daniel Wilson netted in the ninth, 11th and 16th minute respectively. For the losers, Daniel Favourite and Rocky Gravesande scored in the fourth and 10th minute each.Back Circle dismantled Tiger Bay 3-0. Selwyn Williams scored twice in the second and fourth minutes, while Jermaine Beckles netted in the seventh minute.Tucville overcame a 4-1 deficit to draw 4-4 with Agricola. Orson Francois bagged a brace in the third and fourth minutes for Agricola, while Domini Garnett and Lloyd Matthews netted in the first and eighth minute.For Tucville, Jermaine Junior recorded a double in the seventh and 15th minutes, while Jahaal Greaves and Raphael Edwards scored in the 12th and 17th.The quarterfinal stage of the tournament will commence next Tuesday, when Albouystown come up against Broad Street at 20:00hrs, Sophia will engage Bent Street, Back Circle will lock horns with Tucville and Sparta Boss will have to live up to their hype against Future Stars.The semi-final round kicks off on June 15, with the grand final set for June 17.Winners of the tournament will pocket $500 000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the runners-up will receive $200 000 and the respective accolade.The third- and fourth-place finishers will pocket $100 000 and $50,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade. On the individual side, $50 000 will be awarded to the Most Valuable Player (MVP).Other sponsors of the event include Fas Grafix, Jefford’s Distribution and Sales, Giftland Distribution Store and FARMSUP Mining Investments Inc.last_img read more

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