opinion Nancy Szerlag Special to The Detroit News Published 6:16 PM EDT Jun 27, 2019 While established perennials -- though slow in starting -- are doing well this year, enjoying all this wet weather, newly planted plants are suffering incredible stress. Transplant shock is always a problem, but the sudden fluctuations in temperatures after planting have also been a big issue. If your garden is in the vicinity where liquid applications of herbicides and pesticides are used, that also may be part of the mix. When applied on a windy day, wind drift can be an unseen carrier of damage and death. Drought is another common cause of plant stress, but this year prolonged rain fall and flooding are the big villains. Malnutrition is an issue for plants fertilized with water-soluble chemicals that are quickly washed away in the rains. If you’re looking for stress relief for your plants, you may want to consider foliar feeding them … [Read more...] about Gardening: Foliar feeding can help new growth
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By Joan Morris | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: April 15, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: April 16, 2019 at 4:16 am DEAR JOAN: Could you settle an argument between me and my mom? Because the dogs aren’t picky and will eat anything, she buys a big bag of cat food and tries to keep the dishes full. I don’t think she should be giving the dogs cat food, plus I think they are getting too much food. Both are turning into roly-polies. Am I right? Should she be giving the cats and dogs their own food? Andrea C., Santa Clara DEAR ANDREA: One of the first things I learned upon reaching the age of maturity is that our mothers are always right. Except in this case, your mom isn’t. Cats and dogs are not just versions of the same animal. They are as different as, well, cats and dogs. Each animal has its own set of nutritional needs, and even if your mom was feeding them food she had prepared herself, she’d have to modify their diets to fit those … [Read more...] about Who’s going to tell mom she’s feeding her dogs the wrong food?
A year of free flights. Sounds like the dream, right? JetBlue airlines has announced it is giving away a year's worth of free flights as part of its 'All You Can Jet Pass'. The pass, which was introduced in 2009, offers unlimited flights for $599. This time, however, cash doesn't apply. Instead, the airline is asking people to delete all their Instagram photos from their account to qualify for the free pass. JetBlue said: “With a blank social slate, participants are able to make room for all the destinations and activities they could capture and share using the pass.” The prize is valued at $20,000 and three lucky winners will be able to fly to 100 destinations during the year, including bucket list spots such as Colombia and Barbados. Entering is simple. First, delete every single photo and highlight reel (Stories) from your active public Instagram accounts. Your feed will have to be totally clear until 9AM EST on … [Read more...] about Delete your entire instagram and win a year of free flights
Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press Updated 9:29 am PST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 This June 2018 photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. Federal immigration officials are force feeding some of the immigrants who have been on hunger strike for nearly a month inside the Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP) less This June 2018 photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. Federal immigration officials are force feeding some of the immigrants who have been ... more Photo: Rudy Gutierrez, AP Photo: Rudy Gutierrez, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 This June … [Read more...] about APNewsBreak: ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike
Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza Associated Press Published 8:33 AM EST Jan 31, 2019 Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that’s gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have been refusing food, some for more than 30 days. Detainees who reached the AP, along with a relative and an attorney representing hunger strikers, said nearly 30 detainees from India and Cuba have been refusing to eat, and some are now so weak they cannot stand up or talk. Another four detainees are on hunger strikes in the agency’s Miami, Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco areas of responsibility, said ICE spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa on Wednesday. The men say they stopped eating to protest verbal abuse and threats of deportation from guards. They are also upset about lengthy … [Read more...] about ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike