Ocean City Rallies Big to Help Waterman Family

first_imgCarl Waterman. Photo courtesy of the Exchange Club of Ocean CityIn just two weeks, the greater Ocean City community donated more than $10,000 to help the family of a local veteran who recently suffered a serious stroke.More than 8o different people contributed money through an online GoFundMe site, raising $10,055 for the family of Carl Waterman, a decorated veteran familiar to just about anybody who’s attended a parade in Ocean City.Another 10 people wrote checks amounting to an additional $1,000, according to Bill Culp, president of the Ocean City Exchange Club, which organized the fundraiser to help one of its members.“It’s a great compliment to the influence of the Exchange Club and of the community,” Culp said.Waterman’s stroke left him paralyzed and unable to speak. Facing staggering medical bills, Waterman’s wife, Pat, had been unable to pay rent, utilities or even buy food. But 100 percent of the fundraising proceeds are now helping her get by.Waterman is a retired Marine and a key member of the U.S. Marine Corps League Color Guard, marching in local parades (2014 Miss America and many others) and posting the nation’s colors at city and county events.An Ocean City resident who worked in the construction trades for decades, Waterman is an active member and former board member of the Exchange Club and the Riverboat Club.The online donation site is now closed.last_img read more

Director of St. Joseph County Parks retiring

first_img Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook (Source: http://bit.ly/2dQkpUy License: http://bit.ly/2dQkpUy) The Director of the St. Joseph County Parks is retiring after four decades of walking the trails and making connections with the community.Evie Parkwood has been the director of the parks for 16 years, after starting as an intern in 1978.She told WSBT that she’s been happy to see an increase in attendance at the parks, something she attributes to her colleagues and the partnerships between the parks and the community.Parkwood says her last day will be May 1st. The Parks Department has begun the search for its next director. WhatsApp Pinterest Director of St. Joseph County Parks retiring By Tommie Lee – February 21, 2020 0 292 Previous articleSearch underway in Elkhart County for sex offender who failed to registerNext articleGeorge Strait coming to Notre Dame Stadium Tommie Leelast_img read more

Tomato growing can be a challenging hobby

first_imgGrowing tomatoes is a popular hobby for many home gardeners. It has been difficult to grow tomatoes during the past several years in Georgia because of factors like extreme temperatures, dry conditions, tomato spotted wilt virus and blossom-end rot diseases.Tiny thrips carry the virusTSWV is a virus detrimental to tomato plants. Tiny insects called thrips cause it. The insects have cost Georgia farmers millions of dollars through the damage they cause to tomatoes, tobacco and peanuts.The thrips that carry the virus and transmit it to the tomatoes cause the plant’s foliage to turn purple. The leaves also have a bronze cast. The fruit has mosaic or mottled light-green configurations on the outer fruit peeling.There are several varieties of tomatoes available that are resistant to the virus. They include Amelia, Crista, BHN 444 and BHN 640. Check with your local agriculture and garden supplier for the availability of these varieties.Monitor pH to prevent blossom-end rotBlossom-end rot appears as a small water-soaked spot near the blossom end of the tomato. The spot eventually enlarges and becomes dry, sunken and brown or black. Insufficient calcium uptake by the plant causes blossom-end rot.Any condition that reduces the plant’s roots ability to absorb water sets the plant up for blossom-end rot. This can be caused by root-rotting fungus, nematodes, too much water, not enough water, soil compaction or too much fertilization.To prevent blossom-end rot, maintain a soil pH between 6.0 and 6.5 and supply adequate levels of calcium through applications of dolomitic limestone or gypsum. Avoid drought stress and extreme moisture fluctuations by using mulch and irrigating deeply once or twice a week.Avoid over-fertilizing plants with high ammonia-calcium-nitrogen fertilizer. Excessive nitrogen can depress the uptake of calcium. Foliar applications of calcium with products like Blossom End Rot Stop are only short-term fixes.Following these tips will help you grow better, healthier tomatoes this growing season.last_img read more

Norway opens two offshore wind areas, 4.5 GW available

first_imgThe applications for the Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II areas will launch on 1 January 2021, and limits have been set on the amount of wind power that can be developed. The second area, Sørlige Nordsjø II, borders the Danish sector in the North Sea, and is relevant for direct export of electricity. Norway has opened two areas for offshore wind development, which are said to together have a capacity of 4,500 MW. The area takes up 2,591km2, has depths which makes it possible to develop bottom-fixed projects, but floating foundations could also be relevant, the government said. In 2019, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy issued the proposal for opening the areas for public consultations, as well as a draft regulation. “Combined, the two areas allow for the development of 4,500 MW of wind power, which provides ample opportunity for development. At the same time, we are putting in place to ensure room for other activities and the environment,” said Tina Bru, Minister for Petroleum and Energy. Source: Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Utsira Nord is a 1,010km2 area located to the west of Haugesund. It is suited for floating wind power, is close to shore and provides opportunities for demonstration and larger projects. The ministry had also suggested opening the Sandskallen-Sørøya Nord, however the fisheries industry showed resistance.last_img read more

Jol feeling heat after latest loss

first_img There had been a feel-good factor around Craven Cottage early on, with a promising start by the Whites complementing the recent appointment of highly-rated Rene Meulensteen as head coach. However, that positive atmosphere turned poisonous as Swansea grew into the game, with supporters making their feelings known to under-fire Jol and his players during the 2-1 defeat. ‘Jol out’ rung out as time was called on the Whites’ latest loss, with that anger continuing to spill over as he trudged across from the managers’ bench to the tunnel. “It is not the nicest period of my life, I have to stay,” Jol said. “I can understand [the fans’ anger], of course. You don’t enjoy that, but the first half they were behind us because they could see us playing with a good rhythm, creating a few chances. “But the second half, if you are 1-0 down, then 1-1 and then 2-1 down, you get this sort of criticism. “You need points, you need wins. But I think, especially in the first half, we were good enough to score three goals and we didn’t. “The only disappointing thing is if you don’t score goals, you should be capable of getting a result, a 0-0 for example. That was terrible after scoring.” Jol is the bookmakers’ overwhelming favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave after this latest defeat, which keeps them in the relegation zone. The Dutchman admits he is “not sure” whether he can turn the fans around, but is confident he can oversee an improvement in the results. Asked what keeps him driven to succeed given the supporters’ anger, Jol said: “But then somebody else has to do it and I still know these players. “I brought a lot of players in and they know me. There is no problem in the dressing room. “You need 40 points and Swansea, for example, would have been below us if we would have had the winner today and there is no problem over there. “We scored their first goal for them, so what is the difference between success and failure?” Things could have been so much different had Dimitar Berbatov or Darren Bent netted during a dominant start to proceedings. The latter came closest by hitting the post, with Swansea taking the lead through an Aaron Hughes own goal early in the second half. Scott Parker drew parity when a cross looped in, but Fulham were unable to hold out as substitute Jonjo Shelvey rifled home spectacularly with 10 minutes remaining. While galling for Fulham, it was a morale-boosting first three points for Swansea since October 19, propelling the Welsh side into the top half. “Well, a win is always important,” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup said. “It was a great away win after what happened in the last game [against Stoke], when we should have won only for two points to fly away in the last second. “We knew that Fulham would be very difficult opponents today. They have lost some games recently but they had a chance to beat us today and go above us and away from the relegation zone. “All these things together made it a very, very, very important game for both of us. “Us being away added little more difficulty, so apart from the win, the performance over the last 20 minutes of the first half and the whole second was excellent. “We continued maintaining our style of possession, even in a moment where you could say maybe we should go a little more direct, more simple. We still kept doing what we always do and I think it was a great performance. “When they scored, we had to go back but we still dominated the rest of the half, except the last four or five minutes like always. “We got a great second goal and in the end the win, so I really have to say I am very, very pleased with the win and the performance.” Fulham fans turned on manager Martin Jol and his players after Swansea condemned the west London side to a fifth successive defeat in all competitions. Press Associationlast_img read more

JuJu Smith-Schuster promises season tickets to fan who got autograph tattooed on head

first_img Steelers’ James Conner says doctors gave him a week to live at time of cancer diagnosis JuJu Smith-Schuster is a man of his word.When the Steelers started training camp Friday, the third-year wide receiver signed a fan’s head. Smith-Schuster told reporters later that day if the fan were to get his signature tattooed then he would give them season tickets. Steelers, coach Mike Tomlin agree to 1-year extension The Pro-Bowl player is widely considered a fan favorite and had a career year last season, logging 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns on 111 receptions.He will be quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s top target this upcoming season after the departure of Antonio Brown. Yup, I got him, he’s got season tickets now. Respect!! 🤝 https://t.co/67KIpFkdau— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) July 28, 2019″He had the Steelers logo like tattooed in his head, so he had a mohawk,” Smith-Schuster recalled after the practice, via ESPN. “And he was like, ‘Can you sign my helmet?’, I’m like, ‘What helmet? What are you talking about?’ I signed his head, like his actual head. Sharpie, all that. I don’t think he’s gonna shower for the next week.”Smith-Schuster added: “If he gets that tattooed on his head, I’ll get him any tickets to any game so if he’s out there watching this … yes.” Well, they got the tattoo Sunday and the upstanding wideout kept his promise.”I got him,” Smith-Schuster wrote on Twitter. “He’s got season tickets now. Respect!!” Related News T.J. Watt: Steelers rookie Devin Bush ‘quicker than snot’last_img read more

Sala’s body to be returned to Argentina on Friday

first_img0Shares0000Yellow flowers are displayed in front of a portrait of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, France — Sala was traveling from Nantes to his new club Cardiff City when he died © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb 13 – Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala’s body is to be returned to Argentina on Friday, the mayor of his hometown of Progreso, Julio Muller, told AFP Tuesday.Sala’s body was recovered from plane wreckage in the English Channel last week. He was flying to his new team, English Premier League side Cardiff City, from his old French club Nantes when his plane went missing over the Channel on January 21. Muller said Sala’s body would arrive in the late afternoon and be taken to the gymnasium next to his youth club’s headquarters, where a vigil was scheduled.He said Sala’s “mother, sister and brother have already arrived in Progreso.”British authorities formally identified Sala’s body last week, after which his family said they could “now begin to mourn our son and our brother.”Sala, who was 28, died of “head and trunk injuries,” an inquest in England heard on Monday.He was travelling in a light aircraft that disappeared near the British island of Guernsey.The wreckage was found on the seabed but 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson remains missing.Sala’s former team gave him a rousing send off on Sunday, playing a French league match in a special all black kit for the occasion, with each player wearing the Argentine’s name on the back of their jersey rather than their own.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more