Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians joined Bickley & Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM to provide insight on various players, including first-round pick D.J. Humphries.“His motor has to step up,” Arians said.“He has all the athletic ability, it’s just a matter of getting a higher energy level. He’s used to beating guys on just his athletic ability and now everybody is good and if your motor’s not running hot you’re going to get beat.” LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals Head Coach Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling When speaking on the offensive line, Arians said they will give guard Earl Watford a full week at right tackle and Humphries at left tackle. Arians wants “some position flexibility” with Humphries since he has not played on that side since he arrived in Arizona.“Personally, I played left (tackle) my whole life and this is the first time I ever played right (tackle), but I am starting to adjust and getting real comfortable,” Humphries said last week when he appeared on Burns & Gambo on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.After the Week 2 preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers, Arians said that Humphries displayed “bad technique and bad effort.”Arians couldn’t shed much light on the Bobby Massie situation on Monday, but re-affirmed his position on the team when he comes back to the team.“Once we find out what the situation is he’ll be our right tackle.” – / 28 Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals’ D.J. Humphries looks to make a block against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Chiefs defeated the Cardinals 34-19. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share
Apples and pears grow fruit in clusters. Thin these down to the largest single fruit. If the tree is heavily loaded, you may need to remove some clusters entirely. If you don’t, the bloom may be light next year. When you’re finished, the fruit should be about 6 inches apart.Thin peaches and nectarines so the remaining fruits are spaced about every 6 inches. Do this about six weeks after they bloom.Thin plums so they’re 3 or 4 inches apart.And on blueberry bushes, remove about half the fruit on those branches with excessive berries. Once the bushes reach knee-high or larger, you don’t need to thin anymore. One summer during the Depression, when my father was still in high school, he and some other boys found a job picking peaches. None of them had any money, and it didn’t pay much. But few other jobs were available.Dad had to get up at 4 a.m., get his breakfast and fix his lunch so his dad could take him to Mr. Hop Adams’ house, where a flatbed truck waited.Mr. Adams used this truck to haul the boys to the orchard and then haul half-bushel baskets of fresh-picked peaches from the orchard to the packing shed.He warned them not to eat too many of the soft, juicy, ripe Elberta and Georgia Belle peaches. But the boys didn’t listen. They ate all they could.Why They Were WarnedSoon, they all found out why they were warned not to eat too many peaches, and they ended up in high gear headed to the woods. Some made it, but others just weren’t fast enough.One lesson was enough.Too many isn’t good for fruit trees, either. Sometimes, trees set more fruit than they can properly mature. This leaves the grower with the task of thinning.The early-spring cold snap did a little natural thinning. And since most fruit trees produce many more blooms than they need to make a good crop, it may have actually helped you.But you still may need to thin. If you don’t, you could wind up disappointed when it comes time to pick the fruit, which won’t be as big and healthy as you’d like.Here’s How to ThinHere’s how to thin: I know it’s going to hurt you to thin all that fruit off your trees, and you’re going to hate to do it. But it makes bigger and better fruit.Just as my dad found out about eating peaches, growing too many fruit on a tree is just too much of a good thing.
Rice farmers on the Corentyne, in Berbice, are in urgent need of water to save 10,000 acres of rice in the 52-74 Neighbourhood Democratic Council area. The regional administration’s irrigation pump has run out of fuel and the dam in now inaccessible to get fuel to the pumps.They are calling on the Water Users Association as the need for water grows by the day. Some farmers told this publication that they could lose up to 10 acres daily until water is pumped into the affected areas. However, the pumps are without fuel because of a new system implemented by the regional administration to get fuel to the pumps which are situated along the Canje River.Region Chairman David Armogan speaking on the matter said the decision to change the system did not come from the local regional administration.“The problem we have is that the boat which would normally take fuel into the Canje Creek area has to find additional money to operate. The management of the Berbice Bridge has told the owner of the boat that he has to provide marine insurance before he can cross the bridge. We all know that marine insurance is a very expensive insurance,” he pointed out.According to Armogan, the boat operator is being asked to pay $2 million for the marine insurance, and as such, the regional administration has been forced to engage a new contractor.According to Armogan, there is a truck system also which takes fuel to these pumps but because of the deplorable state of the dams – due to heavy rainfall – this process is hindered.At present, the dams are impassible. Chairman of the 52-74 water Users Association, Neezam Rajab, in an interview with Guyana Times said farmers are under a lot of pressure for their livelihood.“Right now about 10,000 acres is under threat, especially the young ones. I would say about two-thirds is under threat and we start losing already,” he told this publication.Rajab said the only answer at this time is for sunshine lasting for two successive days. With that the truck will be able to take fuel to the Manarabisi pump. Even that will be inadequate since that truck can only take in 2000 gallons at a time.And that amount of fuel will not last three days. The boat, which is being asked to have a marine insurance, had the capacity to take 22,000 gallons per trip but the owner said it is unprofitable to pay $2 million when he still has to pay to cross the Berbice Bridge to transport the fuel.The Regional Chairman said there are three options being explored, one of which is to approach the Berbice Bridge Company with a request for them to wave the insurance rule for that contractor.“If we can get the Bridge Company to relax that rule that they have put in place, then the contractor is willing to come as from Monday,” he said.“If the sun comes out and the weather conditions are good then we will continue to move the fuel overland and we don’t need to push the bridge company in that event.If the rain continues to fall, then we can explore the option of the barge and the big tanks… if the situation gets out of hand we might have to rent a barge and hire a few tanks and purchase the fuel from Guyoil and take it in. That will be far more expensive to do it that way but it might be our only option,” the Regional Chairman said. (Andrew Carmichael)
The remains of 39-year-old Bendu Konneh, killed on Saturday, November 8, were buried in her hometown of Manifah in Grand Cape Mount County.The mother of five’s traditional seven-day feast was held by family and friends on Sunday, November 23, at the family’s residence in St. Paul Bridge, Twe Farm, outside Monrovia. Eyewitnesses told the Daily Observer that Bendu Konneh died when a jeep, driven by a Fulani, veered off the road after coming from the compound of Martha’s Elbow, a popular motel.“First the driver struck a motorbike rider,” said Mr. Jenika Sirleaf, uncle of the deceased, “before desperately turning the jeep towards the direction where many people were standing.”He said the victim, who had alighted from a taxi few seconds before the accident had by then crossed the road towards her destination.“Like many people here at that evening, around 7.p.m. the jeep narrowly missed me, and when I turned around immediately I recovered I saw the jeep going towards the victim’s way.”He explained that when his niece apparently saw the screaming jeep coming her way, with the distressed driver unable to control it, she made an attempt to “run away from the advancing jeep to safety.”“But the jeep struck Bendu Konneh,” Uncle Sirleaf said, “and there was blood all over the place.”During the confusion the driver, yet to be identified, sought safety at a nearby police depot, afraid that he could have been mobbed to death by the crowd that later rushed on the scene to assist the victim.Ms. Watta Konneh, a sister of the deceased, told the Daily Observer yesterday that the family heard from the unidentified driver from a Fulani elder, identified only as Jabbie, who presented the amount of L$5, 000 to the family which was rejected. “He later brought L$15,000 and despite some opposition from other family members, the money was accepted to help with the burial,” Ms. Konneh said.She said the family and the driver’s representative would be holding a meeting, after yesterday’s seven-day feast.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)