London’s ONBlackheath Announces 2019 Lineup: Jamiroquai, The Roots, Grace Jones, More

first_imgU.K. festival ONBlackheath has announced the heavy-hitting lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place in London’s Blackheath district on July 13th and 14th.ONBlackheath 2019 will feature performances from Jamiroquai, The Roots, Grace Jones, Rag’N’Bone Man, UB40 feauring Ali Campbell & Astro, James Morrison, Jacob Collier, SG Lewis, Soul II Soul, Incognito, Swing Out Sister, Morcheeba, Aswad, The Brand New Heavies, and more to be announced. The festival will also include a large and diverse selection of food offerings thanks to Street Feast in addition to a number of family-friendly onsite experiences.Related: Pinkpop Announces 50th-Anniversary Lineup: Jamiroquai, The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Lenny Kravitz, MoreTickets for ONBlackheath will go on sale this Friday, April 12th, for the very reasonable price of £75 for a 2-day pass. For more information, or to grab your tickets when they go on sale, head to the event website here.last_img read more

Winter crops

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaAn ice storm brought nasty, freezing temperatures to Georgia last week. It closed airports, iced roads and knocked out electricity for many. But it did little damage to any crops planted now.The freezing temperatures have been reported to have made some of Georgia’s 8,000 acres of leafy greens a little “blue.”Cool pigmentsWhen they get stressed, as during winter cold snaps, leafy greens like mustards, collards, kale and turnips produce less of the pigments that make them look green, said Terry Kelley, a vegetable horticulturist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.When this happens, a pigment in the plant called anthocyanin appears more dominate in relation to the green pigments. It causes plants to look blue instead of the normal green.Soil fertility problems can also cause leafy greens to turn blue. Once the stress has passed, most plants return to their greener hues, he said.To cause severe damage to leafy greens, temperatures would have to stay in the low 20s (Fahrenheit) for 8 to 10 hours straight, he said. This rarely happens in Georgia.”But some of the more tender plants like mustard greens have taken a hit from the cold weeks we’ve had since the first of the year,” Kelley said.Sweet weatherGeorgia farmers plant about 1,500 acres of carrots annually. Carrots are a tough winter crop and don’t mind a little freezing weather. A prolonged freeze can burn the leafy tops. But carrots with a good root system will grow those back. Younger carrots may have more trouble with cold weather, he said.Carrots are planted from late August until January in Georgia. Farmers stagger planting dates to harvest for different market times, Kelley said. Harvest runs from late December through June.Much like carrots, Georgia’s sweet Vidalia onions don’t mind cold weather as long as the ground doesn’t freeze and rupture young bulbs. Temperatures haven’t gotten that cold this year around Toombs and Tattnall counties, where most of the state’s onions are grown, said George Boyhan, a horticulturist with the UGA Extension Service.The icy weather may have hurt some outer quills (onion leaves) on young onions, he said. “But so far, this year’s weather has been good for onions.”It’s uncertain right now how many acres farmers planted, Boyhan said. But estimates range from 13,500 to 16,000 acres.Onion diseases lowGeorgia’s winter has been mostly cool and dry. This has kept disease problems low in the onion crop this year, said David Langston, a plant pathologist with the UGA Extension Service.Growers were concerned last year when two new viruses, iris yellow spot and tomato spotted wilt, were reported in Georgia’s onion crop.IYSV has caused major problems for onion growers in Washington, Colorado and South America. TSWV has caused major problems for other Georgia crops like peanuts, peppers, tomatoes and tobacco.The Plant Pathology Virology Laboratory in Tifton, Ga., tested onion samples last year. About 7 percent of the samples tested positive for IYSV, and 9 percent tested positive for TSWV.”But there was no evidence of yield losses in onions due to these diseases last year,” he said.So far, samples show the same amount of infection for each virus in the crop this year, he said.last_img read more

BetUK replaces Royal Panda as QPR’s official betting partner

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Related Articles QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Sportradar: Football’s match fixers enter the betting early June 19, 2020 BetUK has been named as the official betting partner of Championship-side Queens Park Rangers’ (QPR), with the deal expected to last for the remainder of the season.QPR’s former partner Royal Panda withdrew from the UK betting market earlier this month citing ‘tougher regulations’ as a primary reason. It won’t operate in the country from Friday 31 January, 2020. However, the latest deal still sees the LeoVegas Group remain with the Championship club, with UK-facing brand BetUK  – part of the company’s Rocket X division – assuming the sponsorship agreement. QPR’s Commercial Director Euan Inglis stated: “Royal Panda have been a fantastic partner for the last two and a half seasons. Although Royal Panda will be replaced by until the end of this season, our relationship with the group will be maintained by coming on board.”As part of the agreement, BetUK’s logo will be displayed on the front of the club’s first-team shirts until the end of the season. The logo will also be displayed in various areas around the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium and training facility, along with one of the stadium’s stands.Any supporter who purchased a Royal Panda branded 2019/20 QPR shirt can swap logos to a BetUK design at no additional cost in order to appease fans who had previously purchased the side’s recent shirt. A spokesperson discussed the decision: “We wanted to give all supporters the opportunity to match their shirts with the players’. It’s important for us that we create a strong link between, the club and the supporters. We are excited to immerse ourselves into the club’s culture and fan base.”Over recent months, LeoVegas has strengthened its portfolio of UK sponsorship agreements after the BetUK brand was named the official betting partner of the Premiership Rugby league. The partnership between the operator and rugby league has placed a focus upon the promotion of the Safe Gambling Campaign, having also named as the partner for the free-to-play Premiership Rugby Predictor game on the Premiership Rugby app.last_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness chats with Charlie Collins from DonegalTV in the documentary which will be aired tonight.A DonegalTV special on Donegal’s march to Croke Park is to be broadcast tonight on SKY TV.For viewers in Donegal, Ireland and the UK, the documentary will air on Sky Bonanza Channel 266 at 7pm this evening.For viewers in America the special will air at 3pm on worldview & 5pm on MHz1 in DC. The DonegalTV team.The documentary will be hosted by Charlie Collins and will have exclusive interviews from both the minor & senior camps including Jim McGuinness, Michael Murphy, Rory Kavanagh, Frank McGlynn, Neil & Eamon McGee, Declan Bonner, Niall Harey, Stephen McBrearty and we will also have reaction from fans, family & GAA pundits.British based Canis Media CEO Clare Bramley is extremely enthusiastic about their new partnership with DonegalTV.“We are delighted as a new Service provider on the Sky platform to be associated with Donegal TV in this very exciting time for the County. Donegal TV is now an established brand name and the programmes they have produced to date have been of the highest quality. We look forward to working with them in the long term and to showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience and we wish the Donegal senior and minors the best of luck on Sunday next.”Shane Wallace from Donegal TV says that there will be an announcement shortly with regard to the next phase of Donegal TV which will include weekly shows to be screened in Ireland, UK and the USA. “We have Donegal GAA special shows being aired tonight (15th September) in Ireland and the UK at 7pm on Sky channel 266 and in the States scheduled to be shown at 3;00PM ET on MHz Worldview & 5p ET on MHz DC1.  DONEGALTV DOCUMENTARY ON ROAD TO CROKER TO AIR ON SKY TONIGHT was last modified: September 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ruthless Bayern reach fifth Champions League semifinal in a row

first_imgBayern Munich booked their fifth successive Champions League semi-final spot with a 2-2 draw at Benfica on Wednesday to seal a 3-2 aggregate victory that kept the Germans on course for a treble of titles.Arturo Vidal’s 38th-minute goal cancelled out the hosts’ early lead through Raul Jimenez’s header and Thomas Mueller’s volley early in the second half eased their nerves. The Portuguese side, vying for their first semi-final in more than a quarter of a century, managed a late equaliser through Talisca but still suffered their fourth elimination in their fourth European tie against Bayern.The Bavarians will face Real Madrid, city rivals Atletico, who eliminated holders Barcelona, or England’s Manchester City in the last four.”It was a sensational atmosphere but it was hard work,” said Bayern captain Philipp Lahm, who played his 103rd Champions League game to become joint leader in Germany along with former Bayern keeper Oliver Kahn.”We had to be more precise than in the first game, close the spaces between midfield and defence and we did it better tonight. We remained calm after the goal and worked hard,” said Lahm.Benfica were without top strikers Jonas, Gaitan and Kostas Mitroglou through suspension or injury and were quickly on the back foot as expected with the Germans controlling 70 percent of possession.Mueller had the Germans’ first good chance but fired wide after 15 minutes with Benfica’s double backline working extremely hard.”That double line was sometimes even three lines. They were a very difficult opponent,” said Bayern coach Guardiola.advertisementThe hosts struck following a quick break when Eliseu found space to cross from the left and Jimenez charged past two defenders to score with a flying header. The Mexican went close to adding another but Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer did well to parry his shot.The Bavarians looked briefly rattled by the setback but quickly recovered when Vidal, who scored the winner in the first leg, drilled in the equaliser after perfectly timing his shot from keeper Ederson’s clearance.Guardiola had surprisingly kept top scorer Robert Lewandowski on the bench and Mueller took over his role, slipping in like a natural centre forward and volleying in a Martinez assist.Bayern, also chasing a record fourth straight Bundesliga crown as well as the German Cup, did not let up and Douglas Costa’ powerful shot hit the post on the hour.Martinez was lucky not to be sent off for a last-man foul and Benfica coach Rui Vitoria was sent to the stands over the referee’s decision to book the Spaniard. But Talisca gave him something to smile about, curling the resulting free kick past Neuer to cap a battling performance against the German giants.”We fought until the end, so I have to congratulate my players and these amazing supporters,” said the Portuguese coach.”We faced a very powerful team that knows how to dictate the pace of the game. We promised we would go eye to eye with Bayern and we did so.”last_img read more