It’s a family affair: Ticklebelly Lane Bakery, Lincoln

first_imgFamily matters at The Ticklebelly Lane Bakery and Tea House. And this family-run business wants its customers to feel at home in its site just off Lincoln’s High Street.“We wanted to create a place where people felt comfortable, a place for them to relax and be part of the Ticklebelly family,” explains Vicky Cook, operations manager and wife of co-owner James. A former headteacher, Vicky has recently moved away from education to help James and his mum Julie, Ticklebelly’s other owner, taking charge of a range of tasks across the business. Those visiting the site have a choice of three rooms in which to cosy up, including The Bakers’ Suite and Attic that offers a selection of armchairs and nooks in which to escape. The decor across all floors is homely, with walls hand-painted by Vicky, trinkets, and chalkboard sayings such as ‘a balanced diet is a cake in both hands’.It took a lot of work to convert the former photo shop into a homely setting. “It needed a little bit of TLC and a big bank balance,” says Vicky (James chuckles in the background suggesting she is being modest). “It took longer than planned and cost a bit more but it was worth it.”On arrival, shoppers are greeted by an impressive window display stacked with a variety of loaves from Ticklebelly’s top seller, sourdough, to the unusual Dragon’s Tail (see box out), focaccia, ciabatta and bakery staples of white and brown loaves. Sweet treats, including vegan and gluten-free options, and handmade sausage rolls topped with pastry pigs adorn the counter.While the pastries, cakes and other fare are prepared on-site by chef Dwayne and the team, the bread is made just outside the city at Ticklebelly’s dedicated bakehouse and delivered daily. The bakehouse also serves the business’s commercial contracts, including Doddington Hall, the local Waterstones café and nearby events firms.At the shop, it’s clear the locals are taken with Ticklebelly’s products by the way they interact with the staff. “The feedback from the locals has been great,” notes Vicky. “One woman told us ‘Lincoln needs a proper bread the way it used to be made’. She now comes in regularly.”With a menu covering breakfast, lunch and dinner, visitors can even stay late into the evening as the bakery hosts its first few Cake & Cocktails, Prosecco & Puddings night and other experience days. With that much to stay for, they’ll have to convince customers to leave.Who:  James and Vicky Cook(pictured with their two children), respectively owner and operations manager, Ticklebelly Lane BakeryWhat: Ticklebelly Lane Bakery and Tea House is just off Lincoln High Street and comprises a traditional bakery shop front with three floors dedicated to relaxing with cake and a cuppa or participating in an Italian bread baking class.Where: 5 Guildhall Street, Lincoln, LN1 1TTWhen: The bakery and tea house opened in November 2017, but the business has been a home bakery since 2010.Why: “We started off in our kitchen and grew and grew,” says Vicky. “The new site was a natural step for us – it’s about moving away from being the name behind other people’s food to putting the Ticklebelly stamp on Lincoln.”…On-site – Ticklebelly LaneOrigin of the name:“A public lane that used to run down the side of the house. A farmer would run his pigs down it and the grass would tickle their bellies. Hence the name.”cameramake Canonfocallength 35height 360fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0125camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 1/19/2018 3:40:23 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 700DOpen plan: The ground floor of Ticklebelly’s site allows customers to see all the action in the kitchen, from the creation of homemade sausage rolls to cakes being decorated.cameramake Canonfocallength 18height 360fnumber 3.5exposuretime 0.0333333351camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 1/19/2018 3:57:54 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 700DDragon’s Tail:This unusual looking loaf is one of Ticklebelly’s best-sellers. “Like nachos in bread form”, the plaited bread has a fiery kick and is topped with crushed tortilla chips.cameramake Canonfocallength 18height 360fnumber 4exposuretime 0.0333333351camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 1/19/2018 3:43:01 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 700DBake & Date: Ticklebelly hosts classes and themed nights for locals, including Bake & Date, Chocolate Heaven and the self-explanatory Cake & Cocktails, Prosecco & Puddings nights.focallength 18flash 9cameramake Canonheight 360fnumber 4exposuretime 0.0166666675camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 1/19/2018 3:06:10 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 700DPart of the family: “The small blue oven is one of the first we ever had,” says Vicky. It now resides in the tea house kitchen alongside a Burco double oven and six-burner hob. cameramake Canonfocallength 18height 360fnumber 3.5exposuretime 0.0333333351camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 1/19/2018 3:49:43 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 700DLocal matters: “Where we can, we use local produce,” explains Vicky. Just 200 metres down the road, the Redhill pork farmer who supplies meat for the sausage rolls also runs a market stall.cameramake Canonfocallength 18height 360fnumber 3.5exposuretime 0.0333333351camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 1/19/2018 3:59:36 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 700Dlast_img read more

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Toure hails eclipsing of Man Utd as City exit looms

first_img“We had that chat and you saw a different City in the second half. That’s why we won the game. It was brilliant, awesome.”Toure is set for a huge ovation as he plays his final home game for City against Brighton at the Etihad on Wednesday.The Ivorian has been one of the club’s most influential players since his arrival from Barcelona in 2010 and was a driving force in the Premier League successes of 2012 and 2014.His influence has decreased since and he made only nine appearances, all off the bench, in this season’s title win.“I am very sad about it,” said Toure, who is not planning to retire. “I wanted to be more part of it on the field, not out of the field.“But look in our dressing room and they are all competitors now, with the will to win and to achieve. It’s a great ability, and I love it.”Manager Pep Guardiola has assured Toure of a starting spot on Wednesday and a number of tributes are being planned.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Yaya Toure ranks deposing bitter rivals Manchester United as one of the greatest achievements during his time at Manchester City as he prepares to leave the Premier League champions.City have won the league three times during the Ivorian’s eight-year stint at the club as well as four domestic cups and have become one of the highest-profile clubs in the game.“When I came to City, we could not compare, they (United) had so many trophies, so many Champions League finals,” said the 34-year-old, who is leaving the Etihad at the end of the season.“But that was the purpose — to come to City, to put United in the shadow, although that would be difficult. The semi-final was a big part of it.”The semi-final referred to was in the FA Cup in 2011, a tense derby against United which Toure settled with the only goal early in the second half. City went on to win the final and end a 35-year wait for a trophy, validating the vast expenditure lavished on the club since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover in 2008.“United were in our way,” said the midfielder. “We had to remove them, they were such a force.“Coming into the game they had such confidence, they thought they were going to beat us. I’ll never forget it, they missed big chances. At half-time we were nearly fighting in the dressing room.“We said ‘go out and play like men — or we go home again and say to (chairman) Khaldoon, ‘thank you, we’ve eaten the money but we move on because this club will never achieve’.last_img read more

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Recapping test weight and moisture results for 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 growing season was anything but textbook for farmers in Ohio, and a season like that keeps DuPont Pioneer Account Managers, like Mike Gahn, on their toes. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Gahn tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that although conditions were far from ideal for growing corn this year, there were some surprising results from a moisture and test weight standpoint.last_img

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FCC Details 5G Expansion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — The Trump administration is preparing to boost high-speed mobile data considered next generation, or 5G, as well as roll out a $20 billion fund to increase rural broadband access.The FCC announced the plan just days after a Senate Commerce Committee hearing criticizing the agency for its broadband maps. Critics claim maps inflate actual broadband access in rural America.But in announcing the 5G expansion on Friday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the FCC didn’t want to see rural America left behind. Pai told President Donald Trump that 5G expansion nationally was a success story.“We want the good-paying jobs that develop and deploy 5G technologies — jobs that support some of the folks in this room — to be created here, in America,” Pai said. “We want these technologies to give our economy a leg up as we compete against the rest of the world.”As the Washington Post described the announcement, the FCC “will release a wide swath of high-frequency airwaves for cellular use in which will be the largest trove of U.S. wireless spectrum ever to be auctioned off.” The sale of “millimeter wave” to wireless carriers will begin Dec. 10.To help expand rural broadband, Pai said the FCC also will create a new $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund at the agency. The funds will expand high-speed broadband to 4 million homes and businesses in rural America, Pai said. The new fund could begin later this year.“These next-generation networks will bring greater economic opportunity to America’s heartland and will help support future 5G technologies,” Pai said.For urban areas, faster data can make it easier to use self-driving cars or virtual reality. In agriculture, that could apply to tractors or other automated equipment.Pai said the investment in high-band spectrum “will improve Americans’ lives in so many ways, from precision agriculture, to smart transportation networks, to telemedicine, and more. We want Americans to be the first to benefit from this new digital revolution while protecting our innovators and our citizens.”Pai said new rules would also reduce the permit requirements on smaller towers that would serve 5G technology as well.The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), which had criticized the FCC over its mapping of broadband access, was still supportive for the Trump administration opening up 5G and including rural areas in the plan.“Revolutionary services and technologies depend on robust wireless connectivity, and it’s critically important to ensure Americans in all corners of the country have access to these services,” the CCA stated. “The economic, education, health, social — and many other — benefits that come with connectivity are countless, and to make sure rural Americans have comparable services to urban areas, we must support both fixed and mobile networks. CCA looks forward to participating in the development of the Rural Digital Opportunities fund to support 5G services nationwide.”Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democratic FCC commissioner, wrote a more skeptical opinion of the FCC’s decision (https://docs.fcc.gov/…) and called for the agency to pull back and write a better rule and strategy for 5G release. Rosenworcel said the focus on the “millimeter wave” of the spectrum means the U.S. is ceding leadership in “mid-band spectrum.” Rosenworcel cited examples of several countries auctioning off mid-band spectrum and said the U.S. runs the risk of being “without a global supply base as mid-band becomes the core of worldwide 5G service.” Rosenworcel called on the FCC “to flip its priorities and pivot to the mid-band.”As the Washington Post stated, “Mid-band spectrum offers less capacity than the higher-band alternatives, but can cover greater distances.”Rosenworcel argued mid-band offers more advantages in rural America for coverage and capacity.“And that’s especially important for rural America, where the challenging economics of service do not presently support the high cost of high-band infrastructure,” Rosenworcel said. “This is a fact and no pronouncement from this agency or this Administration will make it otherwise.”In a tweet, Rosenworcel said, “So far this Administration’s interventions on 5G have done more harm than good. From imposing tariffs on 5G equipment to alienating allies on 5G security to falling behind the rest of the world on critical mid-band spectrum, it has yet to offer a workable plan for U.S. leadership.”Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/SK) Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.FD Source:FD Page :Page Member(s): 0804429D, 06001306, 06001418, ,Slash Commands: rr:00rc:00TXT:08:31:00:80:HP:Summary Page Member:(PS/BE/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Russian gold medalist disqualified for Sochi Olympics doping

first_imgFILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Russia’s gold medal winner Alexander Legkov gestures to the crowd during the flower ceremony of the men’s 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017, cross-country skier Alexander Legkov has been disqualified from all his events at Sochi. Legkov won an individual gold medal and relay silver. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)GENEVA — In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the IOC on Wednesday.All results for Alexander Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was banned for life from attending another Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH However, McLaren’s investigation said the Russian doping program was enabled by the country’s government, anti-doping agency and testing labs, plus sports governing bodies.The second cross-country skier who was disqualified and banned, Evgeniy Belov, did not win a medal.Lawyers for the two skiers disputed the IOC panel’s ruling while accepting a doping program was in place.“So there is neither Prof. McLaren’s assertion nor proof that individual athletes have really participated in the system that has undoubtedly existed,” German law firm Wieschemann said in a statement.Russia’s sports minister during the Sochi Olympics, Vitaly Mutko, told the Russian state news agency Tass that the IOC ruling “inspires great alarm and bewilderment.”“The correct and just decision is to file an appeal with CAS (the Court of Arbitration for Sport),” said Mutko, who is now a Deputy Prime Minister and heads the organizing committee for soccer’s 2018 World Cup.The two skiers’ cases are the first from Sochi to be judged by the IOC panel created to verify McLaren’s work. The Canadian law professor had himself been appointed by WADA to examine claims by Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia’s WADA-authorized drug-testing laboratories.Rodchenkov, who is now in a witness protection program in the United States, said he switched tainted urine samples for clean ones at the Sochi lab with help from what he believed was the Russian security service.The verdicts announced Wednesday were the first from six cross-country skiers scheduled to have hearings at IOC headquarters this week. They include Maxim Vylegzhanin, who won one of his three silver medals in the Russian sweep of the 50-kilometer event.“Additional decisions from these first hearings will be communicated in the coming days,” the IOC said.Other cases involving Russian athletes in different Winter Olympic sports have also been handed over to the IOC panel, chaired by Swiss lawyer Denis Oswald.“The Oswald Commission has announced that all hearings for active athletes who could qualify for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be completed by the end of November,” the IOC said. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ A second Russian cross-country skier was also disqualified and banned by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday, while cases implicating 26 more Russian athletes in a Sochi doping conspiracy arepending.With calls to ban Russia’s team from next year’s Pyeongchang Olympics likely to increase, the IOC’sexecutive board will meet next month to discuss the matter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe IOC disciplinary panel did not have a positive doping test from Legkov but used evidence of cover-ups and tampering of sample bottles that was first gathered last year by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren.“The IOC showed its determination to protect clean athletes from the very beginning of the case,” said the Olympic body, whose board meets Dec. 5-7 in Lausanne, Switzerland. View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Spurs bring back Tony Parker after rehab stint in G-League LATEST STORIEScenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The 34-year-old Legkov also has two medals from the world championships — a silver and a bronze in relay races — plus nine individual victories on the World Cup circuit. He now faces a ban by the International Ski Federation.Skiing’s governing body said its doping panel will wait until the IOC gives all six verdicts, which it expected next week. FIS set a target of Nov. 24 — when the cross-country World Cup season starts — to make progress.Legkov also threatened to file a libel lawsuit against Rodchenkov, the former lab director who is the key witness to the Sochi conspiracy claims.At his news conference last year, Legkov spoke alongside then-Deputy Sports Minister Yuri Nagornykh, who stepped down after he was accused by McLaren of helping to cover up doping.The Russian government says it has never supported drug use by athletes.Russia now risks losing its place atop the Sochi medal tables, with second-place Norway set to be upgraded for medals in each of the men’s cross-country ski events affected by doping. Norwegians Petter Northug and Martin Johnsrud Sundby could each be awarded two medals. The IOC panel did not give details of the evidence Wednesday. McLaren has said that glass sample bottles were scratched when broken into, and in some cases clean urine used to cover up doping was tampered with, revealing unnatural levels of salt and even DNA from the wrong gender.Legkov’s gold medal was a marquee Russian success at the Sochi Olympics, which was a national priority for President Vladimir Putin and cost $51 billion to prepare for and host.The cross-country skier won gold in the individual 50-kilometer freestyle race in a Russian podium sweep on the last day of competition. The Russian trio received their medals in the main Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony. Legkov had earlier taken silver in the 4×10-kilometer relay.Legkov said last year he had never failed a doping test, claiming he was tested so often that he couldn’t have doped without being caught.“You’d have to be a complete kamikaze to do that in Russia if you’re an athlete representing our nation,” Legkov said then.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

first_imgLATEST STORIES Though the life bans were announced during the trial in Brooklyn of three other FIFA-connected officials from South America, the ethics panel investigations were separate and did not use new evidence being aired daily in court.FIFA said its ethics judges imposed “appropriate fines in relation to the amounts of the bribes that they have admitted having taken.”Esquivel was fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million), Lai was fined 870,000 Swiss francs ($870,000), and Rocha was fined 500,000 Swiss francs ($500,000). It is unclear if FIFA can enforce fines on people who have left the sport.Lai, who is an American citizen, previously agreed to pay “more than $1.1 million in forfeiture and penalties,” the U.S. Department of Justice said in April.In court, Lai pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy charges related to taking about $1 million in bribes, including at least $850,000 from Kuwaiti officials.ADVERTISEMENT Durant unfazed by Thunder return Esquivel agreed to forfeit $16 million a year ago when he pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. His offenses were linked to the awarding of contracts for media and marketing rights to South American soccer competitions.However, Esquivel’s name was cited Monday in Brooklyn during testimony in the ongoing trial of former soccer executives from Brazil, Paraguay and Peru, who deny corruption charges.One witness who formerly worked for a marketing agency in Argentina said he kept a ledger of payments to officials, including a $750,000 payment to Esquivel for “Q2022.”Prosecutors did not specify if the payment was linked to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.FIFA has repeatedly declined to comment on allegations and evidence detailed in the current federal court case.Rocha was a FIFA staffer working for its development department when he was arrested in 2015. He agreed to forfeit nearly $300,000 after admitting to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy charges last December.All three banned officials are awaiting sentencing in Brooklyn. 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Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “His guilty plea related, amongst others, to schemes in which he received bribes in exchange for his support in relation to the FIFA presidential elections and to gain control and influence within the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) and FIFA,” the soccer body said of Lai in a statement.Sheikh Ahmad referred his own case to the ethics committees of FIFA and the International Olympic Committee in April after Lai’s guilty plea was revealed. The Kuwaiti royal also withdrew from an election to retain his seat representing Asia on the FIFA Council.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe sheikh has denied wrongdoing and continues to work on Olympic duty, including chairing an IOC panel with a $500 million budget to distribute grants, and leading the global group of national Olympic committees known as ANOC.Two more former soccer federation presidents, Rafael Esquivel of Venezuela and Julio Rocha of Nicaragua, were also banned for life Tuesday. They were arrested in Zurich in May 2015 in early morning raids on luxury hotels and later extradited to the United States. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) speaks at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Minsk, Belarus. Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)GENEVA — Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday.They include former FIFA audit committee member Richard Lai of Guam, who testified in federal court that the source of his bribe money was Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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a month agoMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton win

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling was relieved to score their third in victory over Everton having missed a chance not long before.The England forward bagged his eight goal of the campaign – and the 100th of his career – with a shot that struck the underside of the crossbar, sealing the points for the champions.“It was a really good moment, especially at 2-1 to make it 3-1- it was a really nice feeling,” said Sterling.“I had chance earlier on and didn’t know was onside until I dragged it wide – you just have to stay focused.“I was running into the box, but thinking Riyad couldn’t make that pass, but it went through the defender’s leg, I took it early and I didn’t get enough on it.“I knew another chance would come. I was waiting for an opportunity and it eventually came.“But you have to finish chances like that off because in the Premier League you can be punished.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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ESPN’s Jay Williams: Bulls Are Rumored To Want Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg As Their New Coach

first_imgFred Hoiberg dances in new Infiniti comemrcial.YouTubeOne of the major stories around the sports world currently is the news that Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose needs another knee surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the NBA season. The Bulls are 36-21 and in third place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but there are already some rumblings that Rose’s injury coupled with a possible early playoff exit could spell the end of Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams has heard the Bulls have not only thought about life after Thibodeau, but have also considered who they’d want to replace him. That someone is Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg.Rumors circulating that people within the Bulls organization are interested in Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State as their next head coach.— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) February 25, 2015Hoiberg is an Iowa State alumnus and a 10-year NBA veteran. Four of those professional seasons came with the Bulls. Since taking over as the head coach of his alma mater in 2010, Hoiberg is 110-53 overall and 4-2 in the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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Whats red and black and eats aphids Regina using ladybugs to control

first_imgREGINA – The city of Regina is about to release a red-and-black aerial arsenal to help control some common pests.Officials plan to unleash an army of ladybugs 300,000 strong to wage an environmentally friendly war against other insects, including aphids.Experts say the ladybugs will help reduce the need for pesticides in the city.Some of the polka-dotted bugs are to be released in Victoria Park on Thursday.In May, Regina brought in a herd of 100 goats to graze on invasive weeds and reduce the need for herbicides.last_img read more

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Trump administration proposing major rollback of water rules

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country. Tuesday’s scheduled announcement at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters would make good on President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to relax some landmark water protections.Environmental groups say the proposal would have a sweeping impact on how the country safeguards the nation’s waterways and drinking water. President Bob Irvin of the American Rivers environmental non-profit calls the proposed changes a “Christmas gift to polluters.”White House talking points obtained by The Associated Press say the administration will propose withdrawing large categories of wetlands and waterways from oversight by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Supporters of a rollback say the protections are an obstacle to farmers and businesspeople.Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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