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Grass Facts

first_imgWhat type of plant makes up most of the lawns in Georgia? If you shrugged and answered “grass,” you’re not alone. Homeowners spend hours mowing and treating their lawns, but many don’t know much about the plant that makes up the green expanse between their driveways and front doors. If everything is going well — a lawn remains green and relatively free of weeds — homeowners may not worry much about the type of turfgrass they have. But if that grass starts to turn brown, or if weeds start to become unsightly, the type of grass in that lawn suddenly becomes very important. “Not all turfgrass species have the same mowing and fertilizer needs,” said Clint Waltz, a University of Georgia Extension turf scientist in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Also, some are more susceptible to certain pests. Therefore, knowing what grass you have is important for proper maintenance.” The most common warm-season lawn grasses in Georgia are bermudagrass, centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass and zoysiagrass. The typical cool-season species used on lawns is tall fescue. Bermudagrass is made up of short, 1/8 inch-wide blades with rough sides and pointy tips. It can also be identified by the presence of both above ground runners, called stolons, and underground runners, called rhizomes. It is hardy across Georgia. Centipedegrass has a wider blade than bermudagrass, but is still less than 1/4 inch wide, and a strong center vein. The blade appears to fold along the center vein. Healthy centipedegrass will be a Granny Smith apple green.Centipedegrass is a low-growing grass that is suited for lawns across much of Georgia but used extensively from Macon southward. The cultivar TifBlair is adapted for Georgia, as it is cold hardy for the area from Atlanta to the northern part of the state. It spreads by stolons only, and doesn’t have underground rhizomes. The leaves of St. Augustinegrass are also folded along a strong center vein, but they have a broader blade of at least 1/4 inch, with a boat-shaped tip. St. Augustinegrass has aggressive stolons and no rhizomes. It is a dense, blue-green turf best suited to the coastal plain although it will survive in Atlanta. Zoysiagrass has short, sharp blades that form a medium to fine textured lawn. It spreads by both rhizomes and stolons and needs minimal fertility. Many zoysiagrasses can tolerate partial shade, as well as full sun. It can be successfully planted throughout Georgia. Tall fescue is a cool-season species with a fine leaf texture and a dark green color. Because tall fescue is a cool-season species, it looks its best in fall, winter and spring. When temperatures get hot, tall fescue’s canopy thins-out — a natural defense mechanism to survive environmental stresses. When conditions become favorable, tall fescue typically rebounds and resumes growth. It grows best on lawns in northern Georgia. Each type of turfgrass grown in Georgia requires different care — different mowing heights and fertility schedules. By selecting a turfgrass based on its characteristics, homeowners can get a great looking lawn with barely any extra effort. Also, when disease or weed problems do arise, finding solutions can be easier if you know the species growing in your landscape. For more information on Georgia turfgrass and for species-specific lawn care calendars, visit the UGA Extension turfgrass site www.GeorgiaTurf.com or call your local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-AskUGA1.last_img read more

Trail Mix September 2012

first_imgIn 1927, Ralph Peer’s journey to Bristol, a sleepy town tucked away in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, seemed somewhat unremarkable.  With the simple goal of recording the sounds of the Appalachians, few would have predicted that Peer’s trip would herald a seismic shift in modern music, becoming what many call the Big Bang of country music.Now, the third week in September serves as a reminder of Peer’s mission, which opened the world’s ears to such luminaries as The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, among many others.  The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion draws music fans from around the globe to celebrate Bristol’s role in the birth of modern country music.This month’s Trail Mix features artists performing at the Reunion, taking place September 14th-16th.Leading off the mix is a track from Folk Soul Revival, easily one of the favorite bands in the Southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee region and long a festival darling.  “D’Railed” comes from the band’s latest record, Prompting The Dapperness.Featured are brand new tracks from Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Angel Snow, Zach Deputy, Uncle Lucius, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Tift Merritt, James Justin & Co., Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, Spirit Family Reunion, Anthony Keys, Humming House, and  This Mountain.Also in the mix are tunes from Dale Jett & Hello Stranger,  A Great Disaster, Chris Rose, Sol Driven Train, Eric Brace & Last Train Home, Pert Near Sandstone, William Walter & Tucker Rogers, The Grass Cats, and Paper Bird.This mix is representative of the diverse line up of the Reunion.  Check out the complete line up and schedule at www.bristolrhythm.com!Download Trail Mix September 2012 here.Click here to open the player in a new window.Download more music from month’s past here! They never go out of style.No flash player!It looks like you don’t have flash player installed. Click here to go to Macromedia download page. Powered by Flash MP3 Playerlast_img read more

Peruvian Armed Forces Mindful about Education in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo November 16, 2016 If you add the function of providing the same training to military and civilian personnel from defense industries across Latin America to that role, the task becomes even more daunting. But these roles have been gratifying for Colonel Herbert Jesús Viviano Carpio, director of the Center for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights of the Armed Forces of Peru (CDIH-DDHH, per its Spanish acronym). He has focused on the training center’s mission to become an educational authority on human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL), not only within his own country’s military, but internationally. Since becoming director of the center in January 2015, Col. Viviano, who was commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation from Chorrillos Military Academy in 1985 and later became a lawyer, has worked with national and international institutions, planning, organizing, and training in an effort to make the center known as a leader and promoter of human rights around the continent.Col. Viviano spoke with Diálogo about his experience running the center, its academic programs, the international experience of the students, and the challenges the institution faces in the future.Diálogo: Why discuss human rights in the military?Colonel Herbert Jesús Viviano Carpio: Increasingly, the military has been professionalizing its activities, and this professionalization demands respect and support from the populace. That is achieved precisely by respecting people’s human rights when the military performs its duties, which is why training on these subjects is so important. It could be said that the human rights training that we have geared towards military personnel is aimed at ensuring that they always act within established norms and pursuant to the treaties and agreements that we have made in these branches of law, especially since their compliance affects Peru’s image in the international community as a country that is respectful of human rights.Diálogo: Why is it important to have a human rights educational center for the armed forces?Col. Viviano: It is important because a state’s armed forces must base its actions on respecting international treaties and agreements, as well as the country’s constitution and domestic human rights regulations. That is why it is important for there to be a training center for instructing service members in these areas of international law, so that they will act in accordance with established norms, respecting human rights at all times and in all places where they carry out their duties, whether in cases of armed conflict domestically or internationally, or in other violent situations within their country.Diálogo: What is CDIH-DDHH’s main goal?Col. Viviano: CDIH-DDHH has been operating continuously for 13 years. This organization trains Peru’s military personnel and the military personnel of other countries that request guest participation in the courses. Similarly, training is provided to the personnel from Peru’s National Police and to civilian professionals from the judiciary branch, the Attorney General’s Office, and others who work in fields or agencies having to do with the subjects that are common to these branches of law. The main goal of these training courses is to have participants become able to discern the roles the armed forces fulfill in the context of their constitutional mission while respecting established norms, whether those are human rights norms set forth in their constitution, domestic and international norms to which the state has signed, and/or the norms dictated by IHL. All of this training is offered with the purpose of ensuring that members of the military and law enforcement fulfill their mission without overstepping their role or committing any of the crimes classified in these two branches of international law.Diálogo: Who benefits from this training?Col. Viviano: The beneficiaries are members of the Armed Forces of Peru, which includes the Army, Navy and Air Force. We also welcome members of the National Police to take part in this training, integrating them with the military to share knowledge and experiences in the use of force in violent situations. Civil service professionals also benefit from the training; mostly lawyers in the judiciary or at the Attorney General’s Office. They participate for the purpose of sharing their viewpoints on human rights jurisprudence and regulations, and also to get trained on IHL, because these two branches of international law are still not widely established in the curriculum at many universities throughout the country. It is important that civil service professionals learn the body of regulations under which military personnel operate in fulfilling our mission; both to defend our sovereignty and to maintain public order domestically. Similarly, military officers from other countries also benefit by sharing their experiences on these topics in different settings in which they operate, and by learning the same from us.Diálogo: What kind of training does CDIH-DDHH offer?Col. Viviano: We have a month-long basic course for military officers and guest civilian professionals. For personnel such as supervisors, non-commissioned specialists, and naval officers, the basic course is three months long. Following that, the personnel who have gone through these basic courses can access the three-week advanced course on human rights that is offered to officers. For supervisors, non-commissioned specialists, and naval officers, it is a two-week course. In both courses, the areas of doctrine and jurisprudence are covered, as well as practical application through case-based reasoning, with exercises and presentations. We hold monthly workshops at different garrisons throughout the country to train members of the armed forces away from the capital, where we also invite members of the Police, the judiciary, and civil authorities from the area.Diálogo: CDIH-DDHH offers training to other countries’ militaries. What has this international experience been like?Col. Viviano: It’s a very positive thing, because teaching the participants allows us to share knowledge and experience derived from operations or actions carried out by Latin American militaries in cases of human rights and IHL. In recent years, foreign military personnel have flocked to the center for training in both courses. We have had officers participate from our sister countries of Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, and Brazil. We also train members of the defense industries of the Union of South American Nations countries in a course that is divided between on-campus and online phases. The center has been operating for 13 years, and it is one of the oldest in the Americas to cover such subjects. That explains why our instructors are so experienced and why they continually train and participate in a variety of events at the national and international levels.Diálogo: What is the center’s relationship with U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)?Col. Viviano: We have a great relationship with SOUTHCOM. It is an important relationship, even more so since 2010, when it received more emphasis through the Human Rights Initiative. In recent years, we have worked continually on hosting seminars in Peru as well as in other countries on the continent. The human rights conferences that SOUTHCOM sponsors and hosts have been quite interesting. This April, a conference with members of South American countries was held here, in Lima, and it helped us move forward by expanding and advancing human rights promotion and protection within the armed forces. In the two years that I have served as CDIH-DDHH director, our relationship with SOUTHCOM has been very important, as it has afforded us the opportunity to learn how the members of other countries’ armed forces conduct themselves, pulling from their experiences and their failures in order to recover the best norms and experiences. We have been able to integrate with civil society, analyzing the real-world context for our doctrine and our training, as well as proposing new action mechanisms for promoting and defending human rights in the armed forces.Diálogo: In your experience as a CDIH-DDHH instructor, are these (military) students open to the subject of human rights?Col. Viviano: Yes. At present, this training is focused on teaching military service members to respect human rights wherever they are called upon to operate and in any situation. We represent the state all across the country, that’s why our key commitment is, and will continue to be, respect for the people’s human rights. It’s also the case that our military personnel, and especially our senior officers, are hugely motivated to be trained on such topics. And it is inspiring for the populace when they see a military officer teaching classes on human rights. That changes their view of the military service member as a competent professional who is conscientious about acting in ways that respect human rights.Diálogo: What is CDIH-DDHH’s main challenge moving forward?Col. Viviano: First, to keep growing as an academic institution nationally and internationally, and to reach a university level, offering master’s degrees and diplomas in these subjects, something that has already been laid out in various proposals. As for how it will specifically develop this mission in the future, CDIH-DDHH aims to become the main educational center in the Americas for spreading human rights and IHL to the military and for providing training in these areas.last_img read more

House bill would protect PPP lenders from regulator penalties

first_img This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading » CUNA wrote Reps. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and David Scott (D-Ga.) Thursday in support of their legislation that would prevent regulatory penalties for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders.“For many reasons, including a complex forgiveness process, PPP loans are remaining on financial institutions’ balance sheets for longer than was originally anticipated and this is creating unintended consequences for these institutions that put so much effort into helping Americans,” the letter reads. “One important effect on PPP lending credit unions is that it can cause a credit union to cross an asset-based regulatory threshold. For credit unions this occurs when net worth ratio falls below 7%, which causes a credit union to lose its status of being well capitalized.“A less than well capitalized credit union becomes subject to NCUA’s rules for prompt corrective action, which requires credit unions to comply with many additional onerous regulations designed to increase their capital,” it adds. “PPP loans should not impact a credit union’s balance sheet as they are meant to be short term and are fully guaranteed by the SBA. This bill will remedy this unintended consequence to credit unions that made PPP loans and thus is necessary to mitigate the negative impact on these credit unions.”center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tayshia Has Been Added to the ‘Bachelorette’ Group Text

first_img– Advertisement – It’s not official until you’re in the group chat. DeAnna Pappas told Us Weekly exclusively that Tayshia Adams was added to the ongoing text chain with the former Bachelorettes on Tuesday, November 10 — the same day her first episode aired.- Advertisement – As one of the only people who knew Clare and Dale secretly got engaged and left the show during the summer, DeAnna told Us that the Bachelor Winter Games alum has been confiding in her.“[This should have been] a time in her life that was most joyful and that she was super excited about and she was pretty much like, ‘I’m deleting my Instagram, I can’t watch the show, I can’t handle the things that people are saying about me.’ And that’s wrong,” she told Us. “Social media robbed the joy from what this should be for her.”- Advertisement – DeAnna, who shares daughter Addison, 6, and son Austin, 4, with husband Stephen Stagliano, added that after the hate she’s seen online during season 16, she wouldn’t want her kids on the show in the future.“I cannot even fathom putting [Addison] on reality television,” she told Us. “She’s so sweet. She’s so innocent. She is so kind, you know, and she’s so thoughtful and so inclusive, like, I would never want her to experience exactly what Clare has gone through that social media hate.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “Rachel [Lindsay] added Tayshia to our group chat, so we all were cheering her on and just saying, like, we couldn’t wait to watch her and [are] super excited to add her to the group of ladies, you know, and just hoping that this goes really well for her,” the season 4 Bachelorette, 38, dished on Us Weekly’s “Here For the Right Reasons” podcast. (All 17 leading ladies are on the text chain, including season 2 and 3 Bachelorettes Jen Schefft and Meredith Phillips, respectively, whom DeAnna told Us they just tracked down in June.)DeAnna Pappas Says Tayshia Has Been Added Bachelorette Group ChatDeAnna Pappas and Tayshia Adams. Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com; ABC/Craig SjodinTayshia, 30, took over for Clare Crawley on Tuesday’s episode after the 39-year-old hairstylist got engaged to Dale Moss after less than two weeks of filming. According to DeAnna, Clare and Dale, 32, are happier than ever, but the backlash from Bachelor Nation over the season has been tough for the OG season 16 lead.“We sent her some flowers and stuff because it’s been a really difficult road for her. There is so much hate and negativity online and social media for her and that just like breaks my heart,” DeAnna told Us. “We went [from] months ago, like, rooting this girl on, like, ‘Yeah, this 39-year-old, strong, independent woman who knows what she wants!’ And then the second she takes what she wants, everybody’s like, ‘Oh, she’s the worst. She doesn’t give anybody a chance. She’s a bitch. She’s all these things’. I’m like, ‘Wow.’”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Kieran Tierney raves about ‘brilliant’ Unai Emery as pressure grows on Arsenal boss

first_imgKieran Tierney completed 90 minutes as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Vitoria last night (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney insists Unai Emery has been ‘brilliant’ since his summer move from Celtic and claims it is up to the players to turn Arsenal’s form around following a worrying run of form.The Gunners have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions following last night’s 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League.Arsenal could be cut nine points adrift of the top four should they lose at Leicester on Saturday, a result which could cost Emery his job despite the club’s official stance that they are content with the job the Spaniard is doing.AdvertisementAdvertisementTierney, who completed 90 minutes last night, insists the former PSG and Valencia boss has been a positive influence since his move to the Premier League and is confident he can mastermind improved performances.ADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘It is up to us as players to correct it on the pitch. For me, he [Emery] has been brilliant since I’ve come in.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I have learned a lot. I am learning a lot every day, playing with great players. Everybody has got belief in each other and the manager.‘Everybody is trying to stay as positive as they can. We know there is a lot going on that people are talking about.‘But we just need to forget about all that and concentrate on us, on bouncing back, and on giving the fans something to cheer about. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Nov 2019 12:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link62Shares Arsenal conceded an injury time equaliser against Vitoria in last night’s Europa League clash (Picture: Getty)‘In football it doesn’t always go your way, but we have got another chance on Saturday [against Leicester].‘We knew it was going to be hard [last night] with the conditions and how organised they are. To concede late on again is not good enough and we need to correct this.’Should Arsenal sack Unai Emery if they lose vs LeicesterYes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Charlie Nicholas says Arsenal have got worse since Unai Emery replaced Arsene WengerMORE: Paul Merson defends Granit Xhaka over row with Arsenal fans: ‘He gives everything he can’ Kieran Tierney raves about ‘brilliant’ Unai Emery as pressure grows on Arsenal boss Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Tories warn PM he’s splitting his party over gay marriage

first_imgIndependent (UK) 28 Dec 2012David Cameron has been warned that his backing for gay marriage is splitting the Conservatives and that he has underestimated the strong opposition to it in his own party. A survey of more than 2,500 Conservative Party members for The Independent found that a huge majority reject his arguments for legalising same-sex marriage.The findings come amid renewed speculation among some Tory MPs that Mr Cameron could face a leadership challenge before the next general election. His critics fear that the UK Independence Party will exploit the opposition to gay marriage among natural Conservative supporters.The poll, carried out by the ConservativeHome website, found that seven out of 10 Tory members (71 per cent) believe that same-sex marriage is splitting the party and that three out of four (78 per cent) believe the Prime Minister has underestimated the strength of feeling. A majority of Tory members (64 per cent) think gay marriage is unnecessary because gay people can already opt for civil partnerships, while 32 per cent disagree. Almost six out of 10 (58 per cent) believe that marriage “should remain between one man and one woman”, while 34 per cent disagree. Only 38 per cent agree with the proposition that “marriage is an institution that brings two people together and there is no reason why two people should not be two men, two women or a man and a woman,” while 58 per cent disagree.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tories-warn-pm-that-hes-splitting-his-party-over-gay-marriage-as-leadership-speculation-mounts-8432290.htmllast_img read more

Mainz’s Awoniyi stretchered off in Augsburg clash after nasty collision

first_img The Imperial Soccer Academy graduate is, however, yet to feature in the Premier League for the Reds since joining the side, having spent most of his time on loan. read also:Bundesliga outfit in talks with Liverpool over deal for Awoniyi The forward has played for FSV Frankfurt in Germany, NEC in the Netherlands, Royal Excel Mouscron and Gent in Belgium before teaming up with Mainz. The 22-year-old has only found the back of the net once against Köln for the Opel Arena outfit in this campaign. Mainz are currently three places above the relegation zone after winning nine games, drawing four and losing 18 which saw them gather 31 points from 31 games. The 05ers finished 12th on the Bundesliga table in the 2018-19 season and will hope to avoid the drop from the top-flight at the end of this campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigeria youth international was afforded his fourth start by manager Achim Beierlorzer and 11th league appearance since teaming up with the 05ers last summer from Premier League side Liverpool. The forward was handed a wing-role in the encounter partnering Levin Mete Oztunali, Robin Quaison, and Jean-Philippe Mateta upfront. Awoniyi took one shot in the encounter which was blocked and had a 75% pass success rate before the injury incident which saw him replaced by Karim Onisiwo. The forward will be expected to undergo a further test to determine the nature of his injury and the duration he will be sidelined from the action. Awoniyi joined Liverpool in the summer of 2015 after his fine showings at the 2013 U17 World Cup, where he scored four goals in the competitions to help Nigeria win the title.Advertisement Mainz forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, was stretchered off in his side’s clash against Augsburg in Sunday’s Bundesliga game after suffering a serious injury. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Racelast_img read more

Europa League: Man U pip FC Copenhagen, qualify for semis

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United needed extra-time to edge past brave FC Copenhagen 1-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.After 90 minutes, where the two teams couldn’t be separated in hot and humid conditions, Anthony Martial won United’s 21st penalty across all competitions this season and Bruno Fernandes fired it home. It broke a brave resistance from the Danish champions, who had defended brilliantly but did ride their luck slightly as Mason Greenwood and Fernandes both had struck the post in normal time and Greenwood had a goal ruled out by VAR in the first half for offside.Copenhagen also had their goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson to thank as he made 13 saves, the joint-most by a goalkeeper in a single Europa League game since the competition’s re-branding in 2009-10.United will face the winners of Tuesday’s Europa League quarter-final between Wolves and Sevilla for a place in the Europa League final on August 21.Tags: ANthony MartialBruno FernandesEuropa LeagueFC CopenhagenManchester Unitedlast_img read more

Reds held Leicester inquest

first_img Nearly a week on from the capitulation, Van Persie is still at a loss to explain how United failed to win the match, which they led 3-1 thanks to his first goal of the season, and strikes from Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera. “It shouldn’t be possible, but it still happened,” Van Persie told Fox Sports ahead of Saturday’s home game against West Ham. “So we have to deal with it. We had a proper look at it the next day. “Sometimes it was a bit confronting. “It was a really good meeting as everyone spoke up and shared their feelings. “It was a long meeting, one hour or something meeting, but we went from there, started again this week and a couple of really good sessions in and everyone feels ready to face West Ham.” Spirits were high before the start of the season following United’s successful tour of the United States, but Van Gaal has endured a poor start to life in England. The former Ajax and Bayern Munich manager has recorded just one win so far, against relegation candidates QPR. Manager Louis van Gaal was unhappy with his team’s performance at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, where they conceded four goals in the last 28 minutes, and told his squad to meet for a detailed debrief 24 hours later. Van Persie said “confronting” views were exchanged during the meeting, which he feels was beneficial to the squad as they look to improve following their worst start to a Premier League campaign. Manchester United held a deep hour-long inquest into their dismal 5-3 defeat to Leicester, Robin van Persie has revealed. Defeat to West Ham would raise further questions about Van Gaal’s ability to take United back into the Champions League, but Van Persie is sure his fellow Dutchman is the right man to revive the club’s fortunes following the failures of David Moyes’ reign. “I think his numbers speak for themselves, he has had success everywhere he has managed,” said Van Persie, who captained Holland under Van Gaal at the World Cup. “And everyone believes in his philosophy as well. “If you look at the players we have now, the staff, the stadium, and the fans, I am very confident for the future.” Much to Van Gaal’s dismay, he has been hit by an injury crisis ahead of the visit of Sam Allardyce’s side. Summer signing Marcos Rojo is United’s only fit centre-back as Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are injured while Tyler Blackett is missing through suspension. Teenage defender Paddy McNair could make his first-team debut on Saturday and l eft-back Luke Shaw is expected to make his debut, following his arrival from Southampton this summer. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has warned Ravel Morrison his loan spell at Cardiff is his last chance to prove he is worthy of a future at Upton Park. The 21-year-old has moved to south Wales for three months having played just 33 minutes in the Premier League so far this season. Morrison, who is currently on bail until the new year on assault charges, tweeted ahead of the move that his talent was going unnoticed in east London. “I got no ratings off people in the club not the club itself just people in it,” he wrote before later adding: “I’ve got 0% ratings at West Ham.” After moving from Manchester United, where he was originally considered a marvellous prospect, Morrison has spent time at Birmingham and QPR whilst being used sparingly when available to Allardyce. And now the England Under-21 midfielder appears to be in the last-chance saloon with his manager. “He can go and play some football and see if he can get regular first team football and we can keep him an eye on him,” Allardyce said in explaining the loan to the Sky Bet Championship side. “And then in and around Christmas time we have to make a decision regarding Rav because he’s coming into the last year of his contract now. “It’s not that he has to impress me as a footballer, we know about his talent. It’s about playing the talent and himself to a disciplined life in general, is what needs to happen with Rav. If that happens we’d want him here.” West Ham will be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate. The Senegal international has been ruled out with a groin injury suffered in the 3-1 win over Liverpool and could be missing for up to six weeks. Captain Kevin Nolan is back in training following a fractured shoulder but will not be considered at Old Trafford, whilst Matt Jarvis (thigh) is in a similar position. Joey O’Brien (knee) and Andy Carroll (ankle) are also missing but James Collins is in contention to start after coming off the bench last weekend. Press Associationlast_img read more