Photo: Washington State U. With soil temperatures down now, it’s time to plant the bulbs (tulips, daffodils,hyacinth, etc) that will make beautiful flowers in the spring. On “The GeorgiaGardener” Oct. 28 and 30, host Walter Reeves shows how to give bulbs a well-preparedbed.Reeves shows exactly how to prepare the soil. Then he shows how to arrange the bulbs,plant and mulch them.In his final show of the 1999season, Reeves shows how to plant a fescue lawn, too, including a nifty trick to helpdetermine how much seed to use. Finally, he demonstrates the proper way to prune shrubsand trees.”The Georgia Gardener” is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. It airson GPTV at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The show is produced by theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and PFC HoldingCompany.
McKenzie said Islamic State wouldlikely try to stage some kind of retaliatory attack. WASHINGTON – The Pentagon on Wednesdayreleased its first images from last weekend’s commando raid in Syria that ledto the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The United States special forces move towards the compound of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a raid in the Idlib region of Syria on Oct. 26. US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS “We suspect they will try some form ofretribution attack. And we are postured and prepared for that,” he added.(Reuters) The videos from Saturday’s raid showedthe United States (US) special operations forces closing in on the compound andthe US aircraft firing on militants nearby. Baghdadi here an Iraqi jihadist whorose from obscurity to declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims as the leader ofIslamic State, died by detonating a suicide vest as he fled into a dead-endtunnel as elite US special forces closed in. Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, thecommander of US Central Command, said Baghdadi brought two young children intothe tunnel with him. Both children were believed to be under the age of 12 andboth were killed.
Lackey Nicole Bliss at Island Spirit 2012Groundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. throughout the year to share smiles, shake hands, and make geocaching memories at nearly 20 Mega-Events worldwide. Jen Smith aka J2B2, attended the Mega-Event Island Spirit 2012 (WestCan2) (GC349MK). The Mega-Event took place outside Westholme, British Columbia. Jen has served as a Lackey since 2006 and is Web Developer. Here’s Jen’s account of her adventure.Lackey Jen Smith, aka J2D2Written by: Jen SmithOn the weekend of July 7th, I was excited and honored to be one of two Lackeys representing Groundspeak at the Island Spirit 2012 (WestCan2) Mega-Event. While my fellow Lackey Nicole Bliss (Louie Bliss) is a Mega-Event veteran, I had never been to a Mega-Event outside of Seattle, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I had been to Canada once before, but it was so long ago that the only thing I remember from that trip is watching The Empire Strikes Back in French on the hotel TV.Ferry to CanadaOn Friday afternoon, I packed up my car and drove to the ferry terminal in Anacortes, WA. The mega was on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. Though it’s only about 100 miles from Seattle as the crow flies, they are separated by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands, so unless you’re really good at swimming, taking a ferry is a must. And on a weekend of incredible sunny weather, there are few nicer ways to travel. In fact, the infamous Pacific Northwest rain was nowhere to be found. I was even able to find my first EarthCache along the way!Saturday was the big day. Nicole spent the morning helping out at the registration tables, while I wandered around checking out the event. There were all kinds of interesting presentations and vendors to see, Trackables to discover, and of course, lots of geocachers to meet! It was amazing to hear how far many cachers had traveled just to attend – I talked to several who had come from as far away as Ontario and Quebec.Island Spirit MILESTONE WallA major centerpiece of the event was the emphasis on local history and culture. From the beautiful Island Spirit logo (featuring a spyhopping orca against a backdrop of rolling evergreen hills) to the awesome performance by the Quw’utsun’ First Nations Dancers at the end of the day, the natural heritage of the Cowichan Valley was constantly on display.Even some of the event challenges followed the theme. Cachers who successfully learned to identify Douglas fir cones, differentiate between male and female Dungeness crabs, and draw sea creature GPS art could earn pieces of a special puzzle Trackable. I really got the sense that this wasn’t just a geocaching event — it was also a celebration of a very beautiful and unique little corner of the world. Best of all, the legacy caches placed for the event will keep people coming back and rediscovering this incredible area, hopefully for years to come.Geocachers are also welcomeThe day closed out with a delicious group dinner and a comedy magic performance by featured Geocacher of the Month winner Magicman65. All in all, the event was a total blast and I can’t wait to go back to Vancouver Island for a longer visit. Major kudos and thanks go out to all the organizers and volunteers who made the day such a great success.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Mega-Event MOGA – Sock Hop and Caching CompetitionMay 13, 2012In “Community”7 Tips to Attending a Mega-EventOctober 26, 2011In “Community”Two Mega-Events in One WeekendAugust 21, 2012In “Community”
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kaya showed plenty of fight in front of close to 4,000 fans with Robert Lopez Mendy equalizing in the 55th minute.But Marañon slotted home a penalty after he was clipped by Ref Cuaresma inside the box and completed his hat trick with another fine strike late in the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m so happy for the win and the three goals,” said Marañon, who was named Man of the Match. “This game was very hard after two losses, but we fought to win this game, and we deserved the result.”Kaya lost for a second straight match as it stayed in fourth while Ceres is fifth. KO victory to boost Pacquiao’s stock Meanwhile, Davao Aguilas secured a third straight stalemate after battling Ilocos United to a goalless draw on Sunday at Davao del Norte Sports Complex.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ceres Negros got its campaign back on track as Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Marañon delivered a hat trick to propel the Busmen past Kaya FC Makati, 3-1, on Saturday night in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Marañon was on target in stoppage time in the first half before adding two more goals in the second half as the Busmen returned to their winning ways after a loss to JPV Marikina the previous weekend and an early exit in the Singapore Cup on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
It’s hard waiting for tennis action to begin on the lush green lawns of SW19 in London.On a day when rain kept players indoors for hours at a stretch, it was a delight when the sun appeared to warm the cockles of tennis lovers.Once the Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna stepped on court, it was good news for the Indian fans who had waited all day long.But there was something very edgy when the Indians played against wild cards Julien Bennetteau and Richard Gasquet from France and eventually lost 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles second round.In doubles, it is the scratch pair which creates surprises and lends a touch of unpredictability to the action.On Tuesday when the sun played hide and seek, it was symbolic that the 38-year-old Mahesh Bhupathi played his last match at the Olympics.Unable to strike a rhythm with partner Bopanna, the two came short in terms of stroke production and chemistry on grass.Considering the war of words and ugly email exchanges between the two players and the All India Tennis Association, this loss will hurt.It has been a sad dream for him, unable to win a medal at the Olympics in five appearances, four of which were with Leander Paes starting at Atlanta 1996.The truth is, unmindful of the effort he had put in to pair with Bopanna through the year, their results have not been spectacular.No doubt, the two Indians are committed for the 2012 season, but after the US Open, questions will again prop up if these two players will play together next season.advertisementBopanna has a few years of tennis left in him. And maybe on Tuesday, when Mahesh goes to sleep he will miss that chance of not having got to play mixed doubles with Sania MIrza.Longest matchJo-Wilfried Tsonga won a recordbreaking Olympic clash against Milos Raonic as the French fifth seed outlasted the Canadian 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round.After the pair split the first two sets on Court One, they became embroiled in a gruelling decider that lasted 179 minutes and wrote their names in the Olympic history books.Venus Williams reached the third round on Tuesday by beating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-3.Britain’s Andy Murray progressed when the world number four defeated Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic fired a warning to his Olympic rivals as the world number two crushed three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1.