Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most of the State saw heavy precipitation this week, which was welcomed as it replenished soil moisture. There were 1.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 3rd. Some growers top-dressed wheat, though the majority were holding off due to saturated fields. Some were also applying fertilizer and spraying, though mostly producers focused on prep activities as the rain prevented most fieldwork. Among fruit growers, there were some worries about damage to the peach crop due to snow and freezing.See the full report here
Key West, Florida, has toughened residential building requirements with a new provision making green certification mandatory.In 1993, the city adopted the Building Permit Allocation System Ordinance that limited development, and in November the City Commission updated the ordinance green building provisions.New residential projects will have to be LEED-certified or meet the standards of the Florida Green Building Coalition, according to a post at Green Building Law Update.The change is part of an effort to address several sustainability issues, including potable water supply limits and a rise in sea levels.The new requirements were developed by city staffers in conjunction with builders and architects. The object was to find a green building standard “that was easy to measure and use, and has been proven successful,” the website said.All new residential projects, including additions valued at more than 50% of the original building, will be required to have a rainwater catchment system. Even renovations that don’t trigger the new green building requirements will have to demonstrate water and energy consumption 15% below that of Florida building codes, the article said.
Shane Watson and Brad Haddin scored 183 runs for the first wicket as Australia beat Canada by 7 wickets in their World Cup Group A match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday. ScoreChasing 212, Australia reached home in the 35th over with Michael Clarke and Cameron White at the crease.Earlier the two openers Watson and Haddin started off slowly aware of the fact that the target wasn’t something that called for heavy hitting. But as the innings progressed the two upped the scoring rate.Their innings even got a boost when Canada captain Ashish Bagai missed an easy stumping chance in the 20th over off Balaji Rao when Haddin was at the crease. Haddin had even got a reprieve early in the innings when Rizwan Cheema dropped him off Harvir Baidwan in the second over.The two took the Batting Powerplay in the 21st over and scored 41 runs in it. But, the Aussie scoring rate spiked in the over that followed with both batsmen charging away at the opposition bowlers, who didn’t have an answer to their shots. Their effort of breaking the partnership came a cropper due to some sloppy fielding by the fielders.After much effort the Canadian bowlers managed to break their stand in the 29th over when a John Davison ball took the edge of Haddin’s bat and keeper Bagai didn’t miss it this time. Haddin scored 88 hitting 11 fours and two sixes on the way. Australia lost their fist wicket at the score of 183.advertisementBut as luck would have it the other opener Watson too departed in the very next over missing his century by six runs. He wanted to pull Baidwan for a six but the ball didn’t quite come on to the bat and instead ended up giving a catch to Henry Osinde in the deep. Australia were 185/2 at the stage.Skipper Ricky Ponting was the last man to go down on the day. He fell in the 35th over off Henry Osinde.Michael Clarke and Cameron White were at the crease when Australia touched the meagre 212-run target on the penultimate ball of the 35th over which turned out to be a wide ball.Canada inningsEarlier, Hiral Patel scored a fine 54 as Canada posted 211 after electing to bat. But before that experienced paceman Brett Lee drew first blood by scalping Canada opener John Davison (14 runs) in the fourth over 41/1. But the surprising part was the Canadian run rate, which was tottering above 10 runs an over at this stage.Post that wicket, the Canadian opener Hiral Patel and Zubin Surkari got busy with a partnership with Patel leading the way. Batting with resolve he went after the Aussie paceman and got rewarded. The best part about the 19-year old cricketer’s batting was that he didn’t shy away from hitting those odd ball to the boundary.Finally, Patel’s innings came to an end post his quick-fire half-ton in the 12th over. An edge off Shane Watson was taken by Mitchell Johnson in the deep. His 54 that came off just 45 balls was punctuated with five fours and three sixes. Canada were 82/2 at the stage.Post Patel’s dismissal, captain Ashish Bagai and Zubin Surkari got involved with a partnership. The two had put on 68 runs for the third wicket before Shaun Tait got the better of captain Bagai on 39. A short and wide ball saw Bagai reach out for a drive but ended up giving an edge to keeper Brad Haddin and Canada lost their third wicket on 150 in the 29th overWith new man Jimmy Hansra at the crease, Aussie spinner Jason Krejza got an opportunity to open his account and he got what he wanted. He removed Hansra in the very next over post Bagai’s dismissal. And Canada were reduced to 157/4 in 30 overs.Once again the change of pace worked for Australia with the next wicket falling to paceman Shaun Tait in the 31st over. A quicker ball pitched on the off and nipped in to take the inside edge of Zubin Surkari and crash into his stumps. He fell for 34 and Canada fell to 157/5.Another over and another wicket, this time it was Brett Lee’s turn to join the party and he did that by removing Rizwan Cheema with a slower ball and timber! Canada were 161/6 now. Lee finished with a four-wicket haul.A little later, Mitchell Johnson sent back Nitish Kumar on 7 to reduce Canada to 169/7. From here in was just a matter of a few more minutes and Canada were walking back on 211 all out.advertisementHowever, they can take heart from the fact that their batsmen stayed at the crease till almost the end of the innings as their last wicket Karl Whatham fell in the 46ht over. Even otherwise they batted pretty well on the day. Especially noteworthy was Hiral Patel’s quick-fire half-century.
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 24, 2018 Sasha Foo, Exclusive: Shutting down Spring Valley’s illegal marijuana dispensaries Updated: 10:23 PM SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) — Sheriff’s investigators raided an illegal marijuana dispensary in Spring Valley early Thursday.KUSI was the only broadcast station to obtain video of the operation. The shop was one of about a dozen black market shops in the area.Deputies served two search warrants on the OC Holistic dispensary on Troy Street, where they say they seized a large amount of marijuana, $2,500 in cash and numerous items used for the sale of marijuana.Through its Department of Planning and Development Services, the county is taking action against the landlords and property owners who rent to these unlawful and unlicensed cannabis shops, which is a violation of the county’s zoning laws.If the property owner doesn’t make the tenant leave within ten days, the county can call the sheriff’s department into padlock the doors, board up the property and deny all access, until the owner obtains a new permit for a legal use. This was not the first time deputies had been to the dispensary.Only three weeks ago, the same shop was served a ten-day abatement notice. Investigators say it appeared that the business was being cleared out, but the operators brazenly re-opened the next day.With this property now secured by the county, sheriff’s deputies say that won’t happen again.Sheriff’s investigators say they expect to serve more of these ten-day notices. They say their target is to close down one illegal dispensary a week. May 24, 2018 Sasha Foo
A newly signed memorandum of agreement between Patrick Air Force Base and Satellite Beach, Fla., will provide expanded opportunities for military and community youth to participate in recreational leagues and other programming. Children in Satellite Beach will be able to participate in the school-age care and open recreation programs offered by the installation, said Pam Jordan, family services flight chief for the 45th Space Wing. Similarly, military dependents will have opportunities to participate in community sports leagues and instructional programming in Satellite Beach, reported Space Coast Daily. Dan Cohen AUTHOR Patrick AFB has been working jointly with the Space Coast Economic Development Commission and Satellite Beach community leaders to find creative ways to leverage existing capabilities and resources under the Air Force Community Partnership program. The effort has looked for ways to increase the use of underutilized facilities to improve the quality of life for military personnel and their families, and the base’s host community, according to the story.