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first_imgTo clean feeders, dump the leftover food. Wash thoroughly by rinsing three or four times before refilling. If really dirty, place feeders in boiling water for a few minutes. Never use bleach. “You have to be a good steward with feeders, so be very consistent, and your hummingbirds will reward you with a healthy population and many more birds that return each year,” Thomas said. (April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Hummingbirds will soon make their way back to Georgia after wintering in Central America. Welcome them to your house by providing their favorite plants and the right food in the right places. Attract, then maintain “Think like a hummingbird,” said Paul Thomas, a floriculture specialist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.They spend a great deal of their life in the tropics living in the tree canopies. Providing them a similar habitat will increase the chances of them setting up housekeeping in your backyard. Remember, they can be spotted as late as January in some areas. They usually return in March.If a male hummingbird sees the native plant horse chestnut, or Aesculus glauca, he knows the area is suitable habitat. Males are attracted to bright red flowers like those on Lonicera sempervirens, or the native honeysuckle.Later in the summer, babies prefer flowers such as Salvia guaranitica, or blue sage, which are blue. Planting a variety of flowers that provide nectar all summer long will ensure an appropriate area for breeding.Other recommended plants are red flowering chestnut, abelias, summer phlox, chaste tree, columbine, cardinal flower, bee balm, red hot poker, hibiscus and most salvias.In addition to planting appropriate flowers, provide stable artificial nectar sources. “Have a feeder present and ready during migration, or they will fly right by,” Thomas said.Place a few feeders in the open for males, but put twice as many in the tree canopy for females, he said. “That way the females don’t have to compete with the males for food and then are usually very successful at raising a new brood.” Female hummingbirds naturally look for wooded areas near nectar sources for nesting. Nests are usually found between 12 and 18 feet above the ground. Feeders should be placed this high from the ground just inside the canopy. Take a wire shaped in an “s” and hang it on a tree branch. Attach a large wire loop to the feeder for easy hanging. Use a pole with a coat hanger hook to hang it, he said.Put a shallow ceramic bird bath with a water level less than half an inch at any time five to six feet off the ground in full sun, too. Feeder etiquetteFeeders should be kept up year round in Georgia. Birds will leave an area where feeders are not maintained. A sugar solution made of four parts water and one part table sugar is the best mix to put in feeders. The mix should be boiled for a few minutes and then cooled. Never add fruit juice, honey or red dye. Hummingbirds get their daily protein from eating gnats and tiny flies, so they really don’t need any extra in the nectar solution. “A clean feeder is a welcome sight to hummingbirds,” Thomas said.Hummingbird feeders should be cleaned every two to three days. Insects introduce bacteria to them. This can sicken or kill the birds. To limit this problem, only fill feeders half way and replace solution every other day. center_img By April SorrowUniversity of Georgialast_img read more


first_imgThis house at 9 Joseph St, Sherwood, has sold.“There is not a lot of stock around and once people see quality property on the river, they’re making their move and they’re buying it.”The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property sits on a huge, 1073 sqm block, with a private jetty. MORE: Prime waterside living Anthony Russo, founder of Pizza Capers, has sold his Sherwood home. Photo: Campbell Scott. BRISBANE’S hunger for riverfront property is showing no signs of waning, with the home of a local pizza king selling for $2.345 million.Pizza Capers founder Anthony Russo has offloaded his home at 9 Joseph Street, Sherwood, to a local family, who snapped it up after just a 20-minute inspection. “They checked out the property online, then came and looked at it for 20 minutes and then bought it,” Mr Adcock said.“It’s good to know the old (for sale) sign still works!” The pool and river view from the house at 9 Joseph St, Sherwood.Mr Adcock said Mr Russo had downsized to a riverfront apartment in St Lucia. “It is the dearest sale in Sherwood in the last two years,” he said.“It sold for $435,000 more than what they paid six years ago, so that shows (the market’s) definitely having some growth. This property at 9 Joseph St, Sherwood, has sold.Selling agent Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige said the buyers had been renting on the other side of the Sherwood Arboretum when they discovered the property on one of their afternoon walks. RELATED: Just how valuable is a view? More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe kitchen in the house at 9 Joseph St, Sherwood.Mr Adcock said the family was sold on the home’s position and absolute river frontage.The house was ready to move in to as it had recently been renovated.“It doesn’t have a pizza oven, but it does have a spectacular kitchen!” he said.“And it has that incredible boat shed at the back, which you would never be allowed to build now — it’s bigger than a double-car garage.” The view from the deck on the house at 9 Joseph St, Sherwood.last_img read more


first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — A Rushville resident was airlifted after a single vehicle accident in Franklin County.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Janiel D. Jones, 30, was traveling westbound on US 52 near Quarry Road, when for an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the north side of the roadway.Once off the road, the vehicle continued west striking a mailbox and a rock retaining wall before rolling over. The vehicle came to a rest upright.Jones was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of injuries.last_img


first_imgColumbus, In. — Indiana State Police have announced two arrests have been made in connection with a drug-related death at the Bartholomew County Jail.Debin Paige Gabbard, 27, of Columbus, has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine, trafficking with an inmate, possession of narcotics and possession of methamphetamine. Mary L. Snyder, 19, of Columbus, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine.The police report says Gabbard smuggled the drug into the jail in October of 2017 and gave it to Snyder. Snyder passed the methamphetamine to Angela Blair, 45, who died after ingesting the substance.After Blair collapsed an ambulance was called and immediate medical aid was rendered. Attempts to revive Blair were unsuccessful.Blair has been serving a sentence for a probation violation relating to another drug charge.Two deaths occurred in the Bartholomew County Jail in 2017.last_img read more


first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Senate Republican caucus recently unveiled our budget proposal to fund state government for the next two years.Most importantly, the Senate Republican budget plan is balanced and maintains healthy “rainy day” reserves. Aside from anything else we do as a state, I believe it’s imperative that we keep Indiana’s budget balanced.The Senate Republican budget continues Indiana’s track record of putting K-12 education first by devoting over half of General Fund spending to our schools. Total funding for K-12 education would reach over $17 billion – a $775 million increase over the current state budget.Other highlights of the Senate Republican budget plan include:Providing $75 million to support the expansion of broadband internet access in rural communities.Increasing funding for Teacher Appreciation Grants (TAGs), which are cash stipends that go directly to teachers, to $90 million – a $30 million increase over the last state budget. The Senate budget would specifically support new teachers by directing schools to use at least one-third of their TAGs for teachers with less than 5 years of experience.Fully funding the Department of Child Services (DCS) budget request, and requiring DCS to increase payments to families who adopt foster children.Continuing to fight drug abuse by increasing funds for addiction treatment of low-level criminal offenders, and funding a new State Police drug-testing lab that will help law enforcement better investigate drug crimes.Providing over $52 million to workforce development training programs and initiatives.For more information on the Senate Republican budget proposal, click here.last_img read more


first_imgThe Premier County take on the Déise men in this year’s League semi-final this afternoon in Nowlan Park.With a long list of injuries to contend with in the Tipp squad, former All-Ireland winning captain Dunne says it’s important they can hold on to their form. Coming in off the back of five successive wins in the League, he says the Premier County’s young stars need to continue taking their opportunities.  Throw-in today is at four o’clock in Nowlan Park and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Ormond Tiles, Summerhill, Nenagh and Kenyon Bar, Kenyon Street, Nenagh.last_img


first_imgWindies Evin Lewis Opener Evin Lewis, all-rounder Rovman Powell and captain Jason Holder have all managed to move up in the ICC one-day players rankings, despite West Indies’ dismal showing in the recent three-match series.Left-hander Lewis jumped 11 places in the batting rankings to 65th while Powell also rose 11 spots to be 127th.Holder, meanwhile, leapt six places to be on the brink of the top 20 in the bowling rankings at 21st.The trio’s movement comes on the heels of the Caribbean side’s 3-0 whitewash at the hands of New Zealand where they found themselves completely outplayed.However, Lewis was one of two Windies batsmen in the series with half-centuries, scoring 76 in the opening match in Whangarei which the visitors lost by five wickets.The Trinidadian finished the series with 86 runs from two matches – the most by a Windies player.Powell was also among the runs in the first game scoring an attacking 59, a knock which marked his maiden half-century in ODIs.Seamer Holder finished as the joint highest wicket-taker for the Windies with five wickets, alongside left-arm speedster Sheldon Cottrell who also picked up the same number of scalps.Indian stroke-maker Virat Kohli leads an unchanged top 10 in the batting rankings while Pakistani paceman Hasan Ali continues to head the bowling rankings.last_img read more


first_imgMatthew Baldwin, TCU. Baldwin transferred from Ohio State after the spring game but was denied a waiver to play right away. Cameron Rising, Utah. Rising transferred from Texas. He has not thrown a pass in the FBS and will wait a year before getting his shot with the Utes.Braxton Burmeister, Virginia Tech. The former four-star quarterback played in 11 games for Oregon the past two seasons behind quarterback Justin Herbert. With spring football wrapping up, more quarterbacks could be on the move. Penn State’s Tommy Stevens is the latest quarterback to announce to transfer. He will continue his career at Mississippi State. MORE: SN Preseason Top 25It’s difficult to keep track of all the movement. Sporting News is here to help. We ranked the transfer quarterbacks heading into 2019, and will continue to track future transfers here for the remainder of the offseason.Transfer rankings for 2019 QBs21. Ross Bowers, Northern IllinoisBowers played in 12 games for Cal in 2017 but started in just one game last season. He dealt with thumb injuries each of the past two years but can re-invent his career in the Mid-American Conference with the Huskies. Marcus Childers is entrenched as the Huskies’ starter. 20. Gunnar Hoak, Ohio StateHoak played in four games at Kentucky last season, and the Dublin, Ohio, native decided to transfer closer to home after spring football. Hoak will get a chance to win the starting job in fall camp, but the better bet is he will serve as depth behind Justin Fields. 19. Ty Storey, Western Kentucky Storey passed for 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 11 games with the Razorbacks last season. That includes 230 yards and two touchdowns against Alabama. He is a graduate transfer who will get a chance to start for the Hilltoppers and first-year coach Tyson Helton. 18. Jack Tuttle, IndianaTuttle is waiting on the ruling of his appeal for a transfer waiver. The former four-star quarterback transferred after just one season with the Utes. If he’s granted hardship by the NCAA, he will compete with returning starter Peyton Ramsey for playing time.17. Nathan Elliott, Arkansas State Elliott split time as a starter with North Carolina the last two seasons, but he has a 59.2 career completion percentage with 21 TDs and 14 interceptions. He should be able to put up better numbers with the Red Wolves if he can win the starting job. 16. Riley Neal, VanderbiltNeal played in 34 games at Ball State the last four seasons, and the graduate transfer totaled 46 touchdowns and 25 interceptions. He will compete with Deuce Wallace, among others, for the starting job left by Kyle Shurmur. At minimum, Neal gives the Commodores more depth at quarterback.15. Tommy Stevens, Mississippi State Stevens reunites with former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. Stevens entered the transfer portal on April 17 after four seasons with Penn State and will be eligible to play immediately. Stevens struggled with injuries in a backup role behind Trace McSorley last season, and now he will compete with KeytaonThompson. 14. Brandon Peters, Illinois Peters spent three seasons at Michigan and started as a sophomore before suffering a concussion against Wisconsin. He slid down the depth chart last season and opted to transfer to Illinois this offseason. Peters is competing for the starting job in fall camp. 13. Austin Kendall, West VirginiaKendall will finally get his chance to start, and that should help ease the transition to first-year coach Neal Brown in Morgantown. Kendall completed 71.8 percent of his passes in backup duty behind Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray the last three seasons. He will compete with Jack Allison for the starting job.12. Ben Hicks, ArkansasHicks is a graduate transfer who enjoyed success with the Mustangs the past three seasons. He passed for 9,081 yards and 71 touchdowns to 34 interceptions, and has previous experience with Chad Morris, his coach at SMU from 2015-17. This is a get for the Razorbacks, too, who will have competition at the most-important position. 11. Nick Starkel, Arkansas He finished with 1,962 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions the last two seasons at Texas A&M. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will compete for the starting job with Hicks. 10. Josh Jackson, Maryland Jackson enjoyed a breakout season with Virginia Tech in 2017, but struggled with injuries as a redshirt sophomore and opted to leave the Hokies. He has 25 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions the last two seasons. He will have two years with the Terps, who have shuffled QBs the last two seasons. Jackson offers a solid option for new coach Mike Locksley. 9. Gage Gubrud, Washington State Gubrud will have to win the starting job in fall camp, but he put up monster numbers at FCS Eastern Washington and could do the same for the Cougars in Mike Leach’s pass-first attack. Gubrud dealt with a lower body injury in spring practice, so we need to see more. 8. Shane Buechele, SMUBuechele was a case of too much, too soon at Texas. He thrived as a freshman with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He eventually lost the job to Sam Ehlinger after Tom Herman took over. Buechele gets a chance for more playing time with the Mustangs, and chances are he will take advantage of it in the American Athletic Conference.8. Alex Hornibrook, Florida State Hornibrook was a three-year starter at Wisconsin who entered the transfer portal this spring. He has 47 TD passes and 33 interceptions the last three years. He made the surprise move of transferring to Florida State, where he will have a chance to battle with (and win) the starting job ahead of James Blackman. 7. Brandon Wimbush, UCFThis is an interesting career move for Wimbush, who started in 12 games at Notre Dame in 2017 before losing the job to Ian Book in 2018. Wimbush averaged 5.4 yards per carry while rushing for 16 touchdowns the last three seasons. This gives the Knights a chance to make sure McKenzie Milton is fully recovered from a gruesome leg injury before returning to action.6. Tate Martell, MiamiMartell brings to Miami a ton of potential, which he flashed in brief glimpses the last two seasons at Ohio State. He completed 23 of 28 passes and rushed for 5.8 yards per carry with the Buckeyes behind Dwayne Haskins last season. Martell would be a good fit to start the Manny Diaz era, but that’s assuming his transfer waiver is granted.5. Hunter Johnson, NorthwesternJohnson, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback for the class of 2017, completed 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards, two touchdowns and one interception at Clemson in 2017 before Kelly Bryant wrested control in the Tigers’ quarterback race. Now, he becomes the highest-ranked quarterback of the Pat Fitzgerald era at Northwestern. How will that tilt the balance of the race in the Big Ten West?MORE: Bryant’s transfer from Clemson reflects new reality of college football4. Kelly Bryant, MissouriBryant transferred to Missouri after leaving Clemson last season, and he will get one year with offensive coordinator Derek Dooley in what has been a productive, quarterback-friendly system. Bryant chose to stick with Mizzou despite the NCAA postseason ban, too. Bryant completed 66.2 percent of his passes with Clemson, but his added threat in the running game (he scored 16 rushing touchdowns there) makes him an interesting successor to Drew Lock.3. Jacob Eason, WashingtonEason sat out the 2018 season and learned behind four-year Washington starter Jake Browning. It’s easy to forget that Eason won the starting job at Georgia as a true freshman and kept it until an injury in his first game back as a sophomore. Eason’s numbers with the Bulldogs weren’t bad, considering he was pressed into action with first-year coach Kirby Smart. If his accuracy has improved into the mid-60 range, Washington will be in the College Football Playoff hunt.2. Justin Fields, Ohio StateWe will not be surprised if Fields ends up the most productive player on this list after the 2019 season. He showed a dynamic skill set in small doses with Georgia last season, but the “business decision” to play for Ohio State and coach Ryan Day was granted with a transfer waiver. Fields is a five-star talent with the ability to lead another Big Ten championship run in Columbus. Given Day’s work with Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins last season, it seems like a given that more numbers are coming. That makes Fields the most intriguing player in college football next season.1. Jalen Hurts, OklahomaHurts has started in two College Football Playoff championship games at Alabama, and he led a comeback in the second half of last year’s SEC championship game against Georgia. He’s 26-2 as a starter, and he sported a 72.9 completion percentage as a backup in 2018 — his most efficient season at Alabama, by far. He’ll finish his career at Oklahoma with Lincoln Riley, who has helped Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, themselves transfer quarterbacks, win the Heisman Trophy in consecutive years as part of Playoff runs. That makes Hurts the top transfer quarterback heading into 2019.MORE: Hurts’ transfer to Oklahoma sets up happy ending — for everybodyTransfers who will sit out 2019Shawn Robinson, Missouri. Robinson played in seven games for TCU in 2018 before undergoing season-ending surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. He will be in the hunt for the starting job after Bryant exits. The most exciting part has been the quarterback shuffle created by the NCAA transfer portal.Quarterbacks are transferring in more ways now than ever before. Some sat out last year and will be eligible this year. Others moved via the graduate transfer rule. A few more sought a transfer waiver through the NCAA, and one high-profile case already has already been approved.last_img read more


first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, April 01, 2013•8 p.m. Christina K. McGinn, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign and unlawful lane change.•5:40 p.m. Officers investigated a Theft in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.•7:05 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute of known suspects in the 1000 block. E. Lincoln, Wellington.•9:29 p.m. Officers investigated violation of protection order of known suspects and criminal trespass in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img


first_imgBelgium are a fearsome proposition, but England avoided the likes of holders Germany and Brazil, a source of relief even if they held both to goalless friendly draws last month.Nobody in England will underestimate a Belgian side full of Premier League stars such as Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, but there will be confidence that they can finish in the top two.That raises the temptation to look further forward, and if England qualify for the last 16, they would come up against a side from Group H, featuring Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan.Yet, if they progress as runners-up, they would in theory be on a collision course to meet Germany in the last eight and then quite possibly Spain or Argentina after that.Southgate, though, was quick to recall their failure even to qualify from their group at the 2014 World Cup, and their pitiful defeat against Iceland at Euro 2016 in France.“I go back to the last two tournaments. We really have to be focused, make sure nothing is taken for granted, which in fairness I don’t think is what happened.“We also have to be able to handle the expectation of being one of the favourites in the group.“I think when we’ve just come in from two tournaments where Costa Rica knocked us out and then Iceland, it would be folly for us not to be serious about our preparation and make sure our mentality (is right), but also not being fearful of what might happen is an important balance to find.”Southgate believes Belgium — managed by Roberto Martinez with Englishman Graeme Jones as his assistant — are among the favourites to win the trophy.“Having played Brazil last month, I wasn’t disappointed to be missing out on that game in the group because I think they’re going to be one of the serious contenders,” said the 47-year-old.“Having said that, I think Belgium will be, with the quality of players they’ve got, the way they’ve qualified, they are a really top team.”Share on: WhatsApp Moscow, Russia | AFP | England manager Gareth Southgate is not fazed at the prospect of having to travel thousands of kilometres across Russia during the group stage of next year’s World Cup.His side came out in Group G in Friday’s draw ceremony at the Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, along with Belgium, Tunisia and debutants Panama.They will face Belgium in their final group game in Kaliningrad on Thursday, June 28, not far from their chosen tournament base, at Repino on the Baltic coast near St Petersburg.But they begin almost 2,000 kilometres away against Tunisia in Volgograd — in a stadium built on one of the main sites of the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest episodes of the Second World War — on Monday, June 18.That will be followed by a meeting with Panama in Nizhni Novgorod, 400 kilometres east of Moscow, on June 24.“We knew that the maximum journey would be a couple of hours and we couldn’t be in three different time zones anyway, the way it was all prepared,” Southgate said in Moscow.The England coach added that there are potential benefits that come with playing their first match four days after the competition begins on June 14.“It is interesting to be starting slightly later, with what that means at the end of the season.“We have got to get that period of recovery and freshness right. That needs a bit of working out now.”The English Premier League season is due to finish on May 13, with the FA Cup final scheduled for May 19, giving Southgate plenty of time to work with his players prior to the tournament.Kane is expected to give a good performance in Russia– Dealing with expectation –While the logistical challenges are considerable, Southgate admitted his young side will also need to learn how to deal with the expectations placed on them after they were handed a seemingly favourable draw.last_img read more