Strawberry time

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaTax season is also strawberry season in Georgia, and this year, growers expect a bountiful supply.”It looks to be a great year for strawberries, due to the mild, dry conditions we’ve had,” said Gerard Krewer, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Depending on what part of the state you live in, harvests are either under way or soon to be.”Pick red or mostly redUnlike blueberries, which are primarily grown in the south Georgia, strawberries are grown statewide, Krewer said. When you pick your own berries, he said, get the ones that are red or mostly red.”A berry with a green tip will ripen, but the sweetest berries are those that are fully red at picking,” he said. “Push back the leaves of the plant to reveal the succulent berries that are tucked into the canopy.”Strawberry grower Sheila Rice of Ashburn, Ga., challenges consumers to put Georgia berries to the test. “If you’re used to berries from the grocery store, visit a you-pick farm and compare the berries,” she said.”There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh strawberry picked right out of the field,” she said. “Nothing against California, but the ones in the grocery store have to be picked so early that the taste really suffers.”Sixty-plus farms across GeorgiaRice said strawberries from you-pick farms are averaging $1.25 a pound this season. She suggests you pick extra berries and store some of the harvest in your home freezer.”You just wash them, slice them and freeze them,” she said. “My kids love eating strawberries all winter long.”You can find the nearest of 62 pick-your-own strawberry farms from the grower list at www.smallfruits.org/Strawberries/Marketing.htm.Any grower who wants to be added to the list can call the local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Port of Rijeka Dredging Plan Unveiled

first_imgImage source: Adriatic Gate Container Terminal – AGCTInternational Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently drew up plans to expand its Croatian subsidiary – Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) – including a two-phase dredging scheme of 130 meters of quay over its Berths 1 and 2 at the Port of Rijeka.Once completed, AGCT will be the first terminal in the northern Adriatic able to be able to berth vessels of up to 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) capacity, with an LOA of up to 400 meters and beam of 59 meters.Complementing these initiatives are new quay cranes with an outreach of at least 24 rows, as part of the berth upgrade; and new rubber tired gantries and prime movers introduced on the landside, said ICTSI.Work is also being advanced on upgrading AGCT’s on-dock rail terminal to offer an annual capacity of 360,000 TEUs per year. The upgraded rail yard will feature two new rail mounted gantries over four rail lines.Total terminal yard capacity is expected to be increased up to 600,000 TEUs per year, in line with demand.last_img read more

Ghana Kickboxing Association to hold National Elective Congress

first_imgThe Ghana Kickboxing Association (GKA) has fixed Wednesday, October 23, as the day for its National Elective Congress.The National Elective Congress for the Association would be held at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium at 10:00 GMT.A statement issued by Mr John Kennedy Koranteng, the General Secretary of the GKA said, aspirants could pick nominations forms to contest in the elections.“Nomination forms are available at the Secretariat in the Accra Sports Stadium form 10:00am – 2:00pm each. For any inquiries, please contact Mr John Kennedy Koranteng on 0201943398/02446679456,” the statement said.Nominations are opened for members to vie for the positions of, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Technical Director and four other Executive Members.48 delegates from 12 gyms in the country are eligible to vote.last_img read more

Stay humble, Pogba warns Man Utd after Burnley stumble

first_img0Shares0000Two easy: Paul Pogba scored twice for the second straight game as Manchester United beat Bournemouth 4-1LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester United’s late rally from 2-0 down to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley on Tuesday was too little, too late for midfielder Paul Pogba.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer missed out on a ninth straight win as caretaker manager despite Pogba’s penalty and a stoppage time equaliser from Victor Lindelof as United dropped two points in the race for a top-four finish after falling behind to goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood at Old Trafford. “We are disappointed with ourselves,” said World Cup winner Pogba.“The way that we played when we conceded the second goal (is how) we should have started,” he explained.“You have to learn from your mistakes and next time I think we need to start the game differently. That’s it.”A two-goal fightback in the final three minutes plus injury time was reminiscent of the United of old for whom Solskjaer played under Alex Ferguson.However, after surging back into contention for Champions League qualification, United could fall five points off the top four on Wednesday should Chelsea win at Bournemouth.“Like the manager says, keep being humble,” added Pogba. “You have to start strong, you have to be aggressive because they were in the first-half.“I think we played like we were winning maybe 1-0 or 2-0 and that’s why the result was like that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more