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Blossom end rot

first_imgBy William Terry KelleyUniversity of GeorgiaIn the garden, you see the perfect shape of a red-ripe tomato, and your mouth starts to water. But your feathers fall when you see its blackened, sunken bottom.You’ve been the victim of blossom end rot on tomatoes. And while it happens to some degree almost every year, the extended drought and now hot weather complete a recipe for an avalanche of blossom end rot this summer.Blossom end rot is a calcium deficiency in the fruit. There’s usually plenty of calcium in the soil. A tissue analysis would probably show that there’s ample calcium in the leaves, too.The lack of calcium that causes BER is actually in the fruit itself. And by the time you see it on the tomato, it’s too late to do anything for it. What’s even worse is that it’s also hard to correct the problem on the developing fruit, too.Tomatoes are predisposed to BER very early in their development. When they’re hardly visible, they have a critical need for calcium. If the calcium doesn’t get to the fruit at that critical stage, the die has been cast for BER.Calcium is an immobile element in plants. Once it becomes part of the leaves or stems, it isn’t going to move to newly developing parts of the plant, such as the fruit.As it takes up water, the plant takes up calcium from the soil. Under hot, dry conditions, the plant is taking up great amounts of water, which is quickly transpired through the leaves to keep the plant alive.The plant is acting almost like a chimney as it sucks water from the soil and moves it through the plant and out through pore-like structures in the leaves. Unfortunately, this doesn’t allow for a lot of lateral flow of calcium to the developing fruit. And they can become deficient.So, what can you do?Sometimes there isn’t much that will actually help. The biggest factor is moisture. It’s hard to keep the soil moist when it’s this hot and this dry. And too much water can be just as bad for BER as too little.A consistent supply of moisture is the best course of action. Avoid cycles of very wet followed by excessive drying. This will help keep calcium flowing into the plant.Many people try foliar calcium sprays to help reduce blossom end rot. But there’s little evidence that these applications help.Some people add gypsum to the soil at the start of the season, too, to make sure there’s enough calcium. This, along with maintaining the proper soil pH, can ensure that calcium is in the soil, but the problem remains getting it to the fruit.BER is very hard to control and very frustrating if you get it. In some years, you almost just have to live with it and hope you’ll get enough good fruit to make it worth it.last_img read more

Glen Cove Mom, Son Charged With Home Invasion

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A mother and her son have been arrested for a Glen Cove home invasion in which a person was assaulted and threatened with a knife, police said.Laura Purnell, 40, and her 21-year-old son, Jesse Thomas, both of Glen Cove, were each charged with burglary and attempted robbery.Glen Cove city police said Purnell tried to rob the victim on Coles Street, but the victim fled to her home, where Thomas kicked in the front door and demanded money from those inside at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday.Thomas attacked one victim and then menaced him with a large kitchen knife, police said. Purnell then entered the house, demanded money and went through the victim’s purse and desk drawers, police said.Thomas was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and Purnell was additionally charged with possession of stolen property.They will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Don’t overlook little things when it comes to big data

first_img 71SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial institutions (FIs) are arguably under more pressure than ever to ensure a consistency of service and handle poor consumer experiences in an effective manner. At the same time, they are under pressure to expand their offerings across multiple channels in an effort to meet ever-changing consumer needs and expectations.Key to navigating this pressure is better understanding consumers and utilizing the information effectively across the board. This is where harnessing the power of Big Data is comes in. A recent Credit Union Times article highlights four basic data-collection fields community FIs can and should tap for a deeper understanding of their consumers.Review current Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems — The value of collected data is only as good as its accuracy. Evaluate the CRM systems your FI has in place to determine their strength in gathering “clean” data for targeted and segmented marketing efforts. Don’t forget to loop in compliance. When it comes to fair lending, how consumers are identified and targeted can raise red flags for examiners. Make adjustments where necessary. continue reading »last_img read more

So’ton 2 – 0 Newcastle

first_imgChe Adams rattles in Theo Walcott's cross to put Saints in frontImage:Che Adams rattles in Theo Walcott’s cross to put Saints in front Subs: Long (n/a), Redmond (6).Newcastle: Darlow (8), Lewis (6), Schar (6), Lascelles (5), Fernandez (6), S. Longstaff (5), Hendrick (4), Almiron (5), Murphy (5), Saint-Maximin (5), Wilson (5).Subs: M. Longstaff (5), Carroll (5), Joelinton (6).- Advertisement – Team newsSouthampton made two changes to their starting line-up from the 4-3 win at Aston Villa. Moussa Djenepo and Jack Stephens were brought in to replace the injured Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand, while Theo Walcott moved up front alongside Che Adams.Newcastle named the same starting XI from their win over Everton, but Ryan Fraser was not included in Steve Bruce’s matchday squad. Crystal Palace05/10/1979 Tottenham29/08/2014 Liverpool05/11/2020 How Saints rose to the summitIt caps a remarkable 12 months for Hasenhuttl after his side were thrashed 9-0 by Leicester last October and facing up to the prospect of a relegation dogfight. But they went on to finish a credible 11th and they cemented their European credentials on Friday night.Newcastle arrived on the south coast unbeaten on the road this season and boosted by a win over Everton last weekend – their best start to a season since 2012/13 – but they failed to compete during a disappointing opening half. Leeds Utd26/08/2002 Man of the match: Stuart Armstrong. Man City16/08/2019 Walcott won the ball back on the right before playing in Adams, who fired it past the Newcastle goalkeeper to give his side the advantage. It was a finish of quality, highlighting a man in form.Southampton were running rings around Newcastle, helped by sloppy passing but only wasteful finishing prevented the advantage from being more handsome at the interval. Jamaal Lascelles and Jamal Lewis were casual on the ball as James Ward-Prowse pounced, drawing Moussa Djenepo’s flick into the path of Theo Walcott but the on-loan winger curled wide. Jannik Vestergaard snuffs out the danger from Jacob MurphyImage:Jannik Vestergaard snuffs out the danger from Jacob Murphy Aston Villa20/08/2011 Chelsea21/09/2018 Leicester City02/10/2020 West Brom02/02/1979 Arsenal18/09/2020 West Ham22/08/2006 Newcastle were powderpuff in attack with a Sean Longstaff header straight at Alex McCarthy all to show for their first-half efforts, and Steve Bruce’s side were fortunate not to fall further behind when Lascelles was alert to head Jan Bednarek’s effort off the line before Darlow produced a superb finger-tip save to push Oriol Romeu’s long-range drive onto the crossbar.Southampton continued to pin Newcastle back as they probed for a second. Bednarek was again denied as he met James Ward-Prowse’s corner at the near post only to see his header palmed away by the overworked Darlow.It was one-way traffic as much in the second half as it was in the first with Lascelles fortunate not to give away a penalty for a challenge on Walcott that was cleared upon VAR review by Christopher Kavanagh.Sky Sports co-commentator Alan Smith said: “It doesn’t matter that he touches the ball. That is a clear foul. I’m perplexed. They know more about it than me at Stockley Park.”The incident would prove merely a side note, however, as Southampton deservedly doubled their lead in the final 10 minutes. Armstrong accepted the ball off the dallying Sean Longstaff on the edge of his own box, cut onto his left boot and reversed his shot beyond Darlow.Southampton were in control, but Newcastle were denied the chance of staging a nervy finale when McCarthy was awoken by a fine Joelinton header from Lewis’ cross, springing to his left to preserve his clean sheet. How long since your club topped the top division? What the managers saidSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “It’s amazing what my team does in the moment. Congratulations to everybody around the pitch and the team. Amazing. We could maybe have scored more but the rest was perfect. Everybody was on the highest level. It is a little scary what we are doing at the moment to be honest but not surprising when I see what we are working on.“Earlier, we could have closed the game. That was definitely possible. The way we played through lines was fantastic to watch. We can then make the last pass and final decision even better but this is criticism on a high level. We know it’s not so easy to create a lot of chances against these teams.“I just told the guys in the dressing room that we invested so much in this time together. We made so many big steps forward. We are now a strong side. That is not a coincidence. It helped us that we had situations where there were no crowds as we developed our game without as much stress. It was the complete game I think.” Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the leagueImage:Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the league Man Utd10/08/2018 Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistleImage:Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistle Newcastle boss Steve Bruce: “It was a difficult evening for us against a very good Southampton team but we didn’t do enough. We weren’t aggressive enough and we found it very difficult. The goals we gave away probably summed up our evening. We gave it away far too cheaply and far too often.“To do it you have to be good with the ball and make sure you look after it better than we did. That’s why the players play at this level because they are expected to.“From six minutes in we gifted them the first goal then it was a difficult night all round. We were nowhere near where we were five days ago. That’s my biggest issue – that we go up and down. It was a poor, poor performance.”Saints march to summit – Opta statsSouthampton’s 2-0 win over Newcastle has taken them top of the Premier League table; it’s the first time they have topped the top-flight table at the end of a day since September 16th, 1988 under Chris Nicholl.Newcastle have conceded a goal in seven consecutive league games; it’s their longest run without a Premier League clean sheet since December 2017 (11 in a row).Southampton have won three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since winning four in a row in May 2016 under Ronald Koeman.Southampton have picked up 16 points in their eight Premier League games this season (W5 D1 L2); they have never had more at this stage of a campaign in the competition (level with 2014-15).What’s next?Southampton travel to face Wolves on Saturday, November 21 after the international break; kick-off 3pm.Newcastle will host Chelsea at St James’ Park at 12.30pm on the same day. Sheffield Utd08/10/1971 TeamLast top Southampton entered this contest as the Premier League’s in-form team across the past five games, and while Hasenhuttl insisted he would not get carried away by the start his side have made this term, they showed an ability to adapt in the absence of their talisman Danny Ings.His side took an early lead, with the first real chance of the game in just the seventh minute. Karl Darlow was forced into a diving save to deny Adams with a curled strike from the edge of the area, but Newcastle failed to clear the ball. Wolves05/10/1962 Southampton soared to the top of the Premier League for the first time in their history as Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong were both on target in a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle.Just over a year on from the nadir of their 9-0 home defeat to Leicester, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side continued their resurgence in style as Adams’ sweet seventh-minute volley sent Saints on their way.- Advertisement – Everton30/10/2020 Player ratingsSouthampton: McCarthy (7), Walker-Peters (7), Vestergaard (7), Stephens (7), Bednarek (7), Romeu (7), Ward-Prowse (8), Walcott (7), Djenepo (7), Armstrong (8), Adams (8).- Advertisement – Burnley31/08/1973 Newcastle13/08/2007 Theo Walcott and Jan Bednarek both wasted good opportunities to double the home side’s lead before Karl Darlow’s superb save kept out Oriol Romeu’s fierce drive.But Armstrong pounced on a Sean Longstaff mistake to steer in a deserved second (82) as Southampton moved above Liverpool at the summit. The result leaves Newcastle in 11th ahead of the weekend’s remaining Premier League fixtures. Theo Walcott curls his effort wide of the post as Saints stream forwardImage:Theo Walcott curls his effort wide of the post as Saints stream forward Fulham21/08/2012 Southampton06/11/2020 – Advertisement –last_img read more

Here are Monday’s biggest analyst calls: Nordstrom, New York Times, Cheesecake Factory & more

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Asia shares at four-month peak, stimulus trumps virus fears

first_imgAsian shares held near four-month highs on Monday as investors counted on super-cheap liquidity and fiscal stimulus to sustain the global economic recovery even as surging coronavirus cases delayed reopenings across the United States.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.05 percent, having hit its highest since February.Eyes were on Chinese blue chips, which surged almost 7 percent last week to their loftiest level in five years. Japan’s Nikkei, however, has lagged with its domestic economy and was last up 0.4 percent. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 firmed 0.3 percent.Most markets had gained ground last week as a raft of economic data from June beat expectations, though the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the United States is clouding the future.In the first four days of July alone, 15 states have reported record increases in new cases of COVID-19, which has infected nearly 3 million Americans and killed about 130,000, according to a Reuters tally.“It is very clear that the US never got the COVID outbreak under control the way that other countries did. By reopening the economy too soon, we have seen a frightening increase in the pace of new cases,” said Robert Rennie, head of financial market strategy at Westpac. Analysts estimate that reopenings impacting 40 percent of the US population have now been wound back.“So markets will have to climb a wall of worry in July as economic activity likely softens from the V-shaped recovery seen over recent months,” warned Rennie. “We must remember too that US and China relations are deteriorating noticeably.”Two US aircraft carriers conducted exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the US navy said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticised by the Pentagon and neighbouring states.The risks, combined with unceasing stimulus from central banks, have kept sovereign bonds supported in the face of better economic data, with US 10-year yields holding at 0.67 percent and well off the June top of 0.959 percent.Analysts at Citi estimate global central banks are likely to buy US$6 trillion of financial assets over the next 12 months, more than twice the previous peak.Major currencies have been largely range bound with the dollar index at 97.189 having spent an entire month in a snug band of 95.714 to 97.808.The dollar was hardly changed at 107.59 yen on Monday, while the euro idled at $1.1260.In commodity markets, gold has been benefiting from super-low interest rates across the globe as negative real yields for many bonds make the non-interest paying metal more attractive.Spot gold traded at $1,776 per ounce just off last week’s peak of $1,788.96.Oil prices were mixed in early trade with Brent crude futures up 15 cents at $42.95 a barrel, while US crude eased 25 cents to $40.40. Topics :last_img read more

Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG to boost Australian economy

first_imgChevron Australia, together with its joint venture partners commemorated the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project near Onslow, Western Australia. Speaking at the ceremony, Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne said Wheatstone is an asset that will contribute to the Australian economy for the next 40 years.The project shipped its first ever cargo of the chilled fuel to Japan at the end of October. It is lauded as Australia’s first third-party natural gas hub enabling future development of the vast natural gas resources offshore Western Australia.At full capacity, the Wheatstone project’s two train LNG facility is expected to contribute around six percent of the Asia Pacific region’s total future LNG production, delivering 8.9 mtpa of LNG for export to customers in Asia.The project’s domestic gas plant also has the capacity to produce 200 terajoules per day of domestic gas for the Western Australian market. When combined with domestic gas from the Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG project, there is capacity to produce 500 terajoules per day which is 50 percent of current domestic gas supply in Western Australia, the company said in a statement.The Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG facility is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) (13.4 percent), Woodside Petroleum (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part-owned by JERA (8 percent).Chevron holds an 80.2 percent interest in the offshore licenses containing the Wheatstone and Iago fields.last_img read more

Rotech Subsea Completes North Sea Sand-Wave Clearance Job

first_imgRotech Subsea has competed a sand-wave clearance for Van Oord at the Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. Aberdeen-based subsea excavation pioneer Rotech deployed its TRS2 controlled flow excavation tool to carry out the scope of work.The TRS2 result was that instead of the two campaigns originally programmed to clear the route, the entire scope was completed in a single campaign.“The capabilities of the TRS2’s controlled flow technology and its ability to pre-sweep a wide corridor extremely quickly and effectively resulted in increased productivity and a reduction on the project’s total costs,” said Stephen Cochrane, Rotech Subsea director. “Sand-waves up to 2.5m in height were excavated successfully in water depths of up to 35 meters. The project was a huge success, allowing for the Norther IAC to be accessed for burial. Soil conditions were described as Very Dense Silty Sand to Clay, and the TRS2 achieved an excellent average excavation rate of 3m/min.”With the sand-wave scope successfully completed ahead of schedule, Rotech’s recently developed RSG cable grab tool has been deployed on a cable recovery scope until February 2020.last_img read more

6 persons jailed for illegal cockfighting

first_imgThe suspects were detained in themunicipal police station, facing charges for violation of Presidential Decree449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974./PN Police confiscated three game fowls and P4,703bet money from them on March 1. Police identified them as RedgelPabiona, 31; Rodolfo Roy Serafico, 23; Bernardo Paches, 42; Rufillo Palowa, 30;Justine Querubin, 18; John Rey Roquio, 21; and Romel Devecais, 38.center_img ILOILO City – Six persons were arrested forillegal cockfighting in Barangay Gines Nuevo, San Enrique, Iloilo.last_img read more

Wayne Ashcraft

first_imgHoward  Wayne Ashcraft, 54, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 10:00 PM, Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at his residence. Wayne was born in Lawrenceburg, IN on June 3, 1962, a son of Alice (Thies) Ashcraft and the late Albert Henry Ashcraft. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1981 and also attended ITT Tech in Indianapolis. Wayne served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a lead slot tech at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, IN. Wayne was a former Cub and Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and tinkering with anything that needed fixed. Wayne also loved to ride his motorcycle. On May 5, 1989 in Rising Sun, IN he married Susan Marie (Kittle) Ashcraft who survives him. Wayne was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed.In addition to his loving wife Susan, Wayne is survived three daughters, Creola Michelle Chase (Mike) of Fairview, IN; Grace Marie Bright of Greenwood, IN; Alicia Ann Ashcraft of Rising Sun, IN; by two sons, Joshua Wayne Ashcraft and Michael David Ashcraft of Rising Sun, IN; by his mother Alice Ashcraft of Rising Sun, IN; by grandchildren: Syndi, Aylah, & Brylee Chase, Trevor Ferrari, Thomas Etzel, Jr. (Little T), Lily and Alex Bright, & Isac Howard Ashcraft; by Father & Mother-in-law  David and Evelyn Kittle; brother-in-law  Raymond Kittle; sisters-in-law  Diane Scudder (Dale) and Jolie Zielke all of Rising Sun, IN; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.Funeral services will be 1 PM, Thursday, June 9 at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Friends are invited to call Thursday 10AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more