By Lenny WellsUniversity of GeorgiaGrowing pecans is as much an art as a science. It requires knowledge, skill and a little luck. For yard and home garden trees, three keys to growing pecans are variety, water and fertilization. Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 12 The first and most important is the variety.Most of the varieties today are simply chance seedlings that someone discovered and propagated through the years. Some will be more susceptible to insects and disease. Some develop nuts sooner in the life of the tree, while others will bear nuts more consistently than others.For trees that require low inputs, some varieties are better than others. Choose your yard or home-garden trees from them. Since spraying trees in your yard isn’t an option, the main trait to look for is resistance to disease.ScabPecan scab is the primary disease affecting pecans. It causes the nuts to develop black spots, which can merge together as the season progresses until the nuts are completely covered and fall from the tree. The disease thrives in rainy weather, making some years worse for pecan scab than others.Several varieties have enough scab resistance to be grown in most home situations. These include Elliot, Kanza, Gloria Grande and Sumner. Because pecan trees are cross-pollinated, you must have at least two varieties to have nuts.Other varieties that show good disease and insect resistance include Jenkins, Syrup Mill, Carter, Gafford and McMillan. These five are from the Auburn University pecan breeding program and were selected for low-input situations.Only a few nurseries propagate these varieties. Your University of Georgia Cooperative Extension county agent can point these out. Graft wood for budding or grafting your own trees may also be available.Second keyWater is the second key. In most years, you simply can’t grow pecans without some type of irrigation.The most critical time for watering pecans is the first two weeks of September. During this time, pecan trees need about 1.5 inches of water per week. If you don’t water at any other time, water then.The more water the trees get in June and July, the larger the nuts will be and the more water will be required in August and September to fill the nuts.If you don’t plan to water your pecan trees, avoid cultivars that bear very large nuts. Small nut size is an advantage in dry years, because the tree requires less water and energy to completely fill its kernels.Third keyThe third key is fertilization. If the trees are to produce a good crop, the ends of the new branches should grow 6 inches each year.If you don’t get a leaf analysis or soil test, broadcast 4 pounds of a complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 for each inch of trunk diameter at 4.5 feet above the ground. Apply it from mid- to late February to mid- to late March.Zinc nutrition is critical in pecan production. To find out how much zinc your tree needs, it’s best to get an analysis of leaf samples in late July or early August. Get mailing kits and instructions for taking samples from the county UGA Extension office (1-800-ASK-UGA1).If you don’t get a leaf analysis, apply 1 pound of zinc sulfate to young trees and 3 to 5 pounds for large trees each year.The soil pH needs to be 6.0 to 6.5 to make the essential nutrients available to the tree. Apply lime as suggested in the soil test report to correct low pH.In your yard or home orchard, you’re limited as to the level of care you can provide. But planting the right trees and giving them what they need when they need it will go a long way toward having the tasty pecans you’re hoping for.(Lenny Wells is a pecan horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
People’s United Bank,People’s United Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBCT) announced today that it completed its acquisition of Financial Federal Corporation, a $1.3 billion financial services company providing collateralized lending, financing and leasing services nationwide to small and medium sized businesses nationwide. The combined company has over $22 billion in assets. People’s United owns Chittenden Bank. The deal is valued at $738 million in cash and securities.”We are very pleased that Financial Federal Corporation is now part of People’s United and look forward to working together to continue growing our equipment financing business,” said Philip R. Sherringham, President and Chief Executive Officer of People’s United Financial. “This transaction marries the low-cost funding of our deposit base and our substantial excess liquidity with the high-yielding Financial Federal portfolio. The combination complements our People’s Capital and Leasing Corp. equipment financing business, which we have operated since 1997. It is expected to be significantly accretive to earnings and is not dilutive to capital, providing us with continued outstanding flexibility as we continue to evaluate and pursue strategic growth opportunities, including attractive acquisitions of banks.””We are delighted to join the People’s United team,” said Paul R. Sinsheimer, President of Financial Federal Credit Inc., now a subsidiary of People’s United Bank. “The transaction is a great fit on many levels, with shared conservative credit cultures and very little overlap in the sectors that we serve.”Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, former Financial Federal shareholders will receive, in exchange for each share of Financial Federal common stock, $11.27 in cash and one share of People’s United common stock.People’s United Financial, Inc. is a diversified financial services company providing consumer and commercial banking services through a network of approximately 300 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine,Massachusetts and New York. Through its subsidiaries, People’s United Financial provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.This press release contains statements that may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and this statement is included for purposes of complying with these safe harbor provisions. These forward-looking statements are based on current plans and expectations, which are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties that could cause future results to differ materially from historical performance or future expectations. These differences may be the result of various factors, including, among others: (1) costs or difficulties related to the integration of the businesses following the merger; (2) changes in general, national or regional economic conditions; (3) the risk that the anticipated benefits, cost savings and any other savings from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer than expected to realize (4) changes in loan default and charge-off rates; (5) reductions in deposit levels necessitating increased borrowings to fund loans and investments; (6) changes in interest rates or credit availability; (7) changes in levels of income and expense in noninterest income and expense related activities; and (8) competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties, and other matters can be found in People’s United Financial’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and in its reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. People’s United Financial does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.SOURCE People’s United Financial, Inc. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Feb. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
Feb 16, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers studying acute encephalitis cases in Vietnam discovered an unexpected cause of death in a 4-year-old boy, and possibly his 9-year-old sister: avian influenza.The two cases, described in the Feb 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, differ from most other known human cases of H5N1 avian flu, which typically have been marked by fever, respiratory symptoms, and pneumonia. The report was written by Menno D. de Jong, MD, PhD, of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and several colleagues.The findings should prompt healthcare providers to broaden their ideas about the clinical spectrum of H5N1 infection in humans, de Jong and colleagues write.”These cases emphasize that avian influenza A(H5N1) should be included in the differential diagnosis of a much wider clinical spectrum of disease than previously considered and that clinical surveillance of influenza H5N1 should focus not only on respiratory illnesses, but also on clusters of unexplained deaths or severe illnesses of any kind,” the report states. “Awareness of the full clinical spectrum is essential to appropriate management of the illness, since treatment with antiviral agents is likely to be beneficial only when it is started early in the course of illness.”Both children died in hospitals in southern Vietnam in February 2004, the article says. The 9-year-old girl arrived on Feb 1 with a 4-day history of fever, watery diarrhea without blood or mucus, and increasing drowsiness. She had no respiratory symptoms, and her chest radiograph was clear. She became comatose and died the following day; acute encephalitis of unknown origin was listed as the cause. Her body was not autopsied.The girl’s little brother was admitted to the same hospital in Dong Thap province on Feb 12, 2004, having suffered fever, headache, vomiting, and severe diarrhea for 2 days. A chest radiograph was normal.Within days, his diarrhea and stupor worsened. He was transferred to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on Feb 15 but fell into a coma within 12 hours of the transfer. By Feb 16, a chest radiograph showed bilateral infiltrates. He died the next day, with acute encephalitis reported as the cause. No autopsy was performed, but samples were taken for an ongoing study of the causes of acute encephalitis.When researchers examined those samples at different times over the succeeding months, they ruled out several possible causes before they found the H5N1 virus in the boy’s throat, rectal swabs, serum, and cerebrospinal fluid.Encephalitis and encephalopathy are rare complications of infection with human influenza viruses, and it is extremely rare to isolate flu virus from cerebrospinal fluid, the report states. While certainty isn’t possible, the girl’s history makes it likely that she died of the same illness as her brother.The two children had little interaction with poultry, later investigation showed. They used water from a nearby canal for drinking and washing, although they boiled the water before drinking. The family had once owned healthy fighting cocks; they were culled as part of measures to contain an H5N1 outbreak in poultry.”The source of transmission may have been domestic ducks present in the canal near the children’s house,” the article says. “Direct transmission from sister to brother appears unlikely considering the interval between their illnesses.”Further research is needed to determine whether host factors, which may determine a person’s susceptibility to disseminated or central nervous system infection, or a particularly neurologically virulent strain of the virus is involved,” researchers conclude. “The presence of viable virus in the feces of our patients has important implications for transmission, infection control and public health.”Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site, called the information preliminary but of great concern.”These cases may represent an ‘intermediate human clinical presentation’ between the classic gastrointestinal infection in wild waterfowl and the typical human infection,” he said via e-mail today. “It is also likely that we are missing a number of similar infections in humans in Southeast Asia as patients presenting with this type of illness would not be typically tested for influenza virus.”de Jong MD, Cam BV, Phan TQ, et al. Fatal avian influenza A (H5N1) in a child presenting with diarrhea followed by coma. N Engl J Med 2005 Feb 17:352(7):686-91 [Abstract]
Perfect for entertaining.“It is a fantastic entertaining house. We have parties and friends over all the time,” she said.There is a second living area on the top floor as well as a wooden deck to take advantage of the bayside breeze. 30 Warren St, Wakerley from above.Eventually they decided to move somewhere completely new to cut down on maintenance, even if it meant building something themselves.They bought an empty block at 30 Warren Street in the Bayside suburb of Wakerley about eight years ago to build their dream home from the ground up.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoModern living.“We moved over to the bayside because it was so much cooler over there,” Mrs Woodhead recalled. The home, a modern two-storey house with five bedrooms was about as far removed from their old Queenslander as they could get.The 419sq m home has a family, dining and kitchen on the ground floor as well as an outdoor alfresco dining area. There is a lot of space across two stories.“My favourite spot is out on the deck with a glass of wine and my dogs,” she said. The home is about five minutes away from the bay, and is close to shops and schools.“It has a real community feel,” she said. They plan to move to Wynnum or Manly and she thinks the home would be ideal for a young family like themselves.The home is on the market now through Place Manly. 30 Warren St, WakerleyOLDER Queenslander houses certainly have their charms, but for Lisa Woodhead there were too many negatives that came with the older homes.She had been living in an older Queenslander home with her husband Ian at Bardon in Brisbane’s west when the constant problems and maintenance got the better of her. “There was water hammer, termites and constant painting that needed to be done with the VJ walls,” Mrs Woodhead said.
Vattenfall has contracted Van Oord for the transport and installation of the foundations for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.Van Oord will deploy its heavy lift vessel Svanen to transport and install the 72 monopile foundations at the offshore wind site in the Danish Baltic Sea.The monopiles will be transported floating from Rostock in Germany, with the transition pieces transported on barges from Aalborg in Denmark to the project.EEW Special Pipe Constructions is in charge of producing the foundations.“Creating a sustainable energy system is one of the key challenges of this time. Van Oord wants to lead this development in offshore wind. With the construction of the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm we make another significant contribution towards these goals,” said Arnoud Kuis, Van Oord’s Director Offshore Wind.The Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm will feature 72 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines.The 605MW project, which recently reached the final investment decision (FID), is scheduled to be fully operational before the end of 2021.
This comes one day after Juventus beat Lecce 4-0, with Cristiano scoring a penalty. “Starting the weekend with a good vibe and a good style,” Cristiano wrote as the caption on Instagram. Cristiano Ronaldo has attracted attention after posing in a striking and colourful shirts and shorts set on social media. Bonucci mocks Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘good style’Advertisement Read Also: Serie A: Immobile, Alberto cut Lazio gap to Juve back to four pointsJuventus teammate Leonardo Bonucci was quick to react to the picture.“Unbelievable!” he wrote, accompanied by three facepalm emojis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
Orvil Robert “Bob” Walker Jr., 88, of Sunman passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his daughter Judy’s home in Aurora. Bob was born Thursday, December 17, 1931 in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Orvil Sr. and Henrietta (Kuntz) Walker. He married Verna Schlemmer Walker August 31, 1957, and she preceded him in death on March 31, 1992. He later married Elaine Seubert Walker on October 28, 1995, and she survives. Bob served his country in the U.S. Airforce from 1950 to 1954. After returning home from the Air Force, he then worked briefly as a rural mail carrier; and then as a mechanical engineer for Monsanto for 35 years, along with farming, which he continued to do up until last fall. Bob enjoyed fishing trips, hunting, and travelling; but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Milan American Legion, 40 & 8 Club, and the North Dearborn Conservation Club.Bob is survived by his wife Elaine of Sunman; sons: Kenneth Walker of Windsor, MO and Douglas (Christy) Walker of Milan; daughters: Carol (Brian) McNeal of Loveland, OH, Judith (Marlyn) Guss of Aurora, and Kathy (Harold) Hyatt of Greensburg; grandchildren: Sarah, Amanda, Maggie, Ross McNeal; Kendra and Dylon Walker; Indy, Ryan, Chris, and Derek Walker; Brett Kincer; and Colt, Jacob, and Elizabeth Hyatt; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Verna, mother of their children; brothers Henry and Norman; sisters Ruth Noell and Esther Negangard.Due to the Governor’s Covid-19 mandate, a private visitation will be held for Bob Walker’s family. A public graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at New Craven Cemetery, Milan, with Rev. Gordon Shinkle officiating. Memorials may be given in honor of Bob to the donor’s choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. Please reach out to the family through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Bob.
“When you are playing against some of the best fields in the world and you can post two or three rounds in the 60s and feel you are back competing at the top level, the confidence should come back to me quickly,” McDowell, who started the Scottish Open with consecutive 66s last month but faded to 31st, told Sky Sports 4. “One 66 is not going to do it, I’m going to need a few. I know what to do when I do get on the leaderboards and it’s just a case of continuing to do what I am doing. I am just excited to post a good early round and get out tomorrow and get back at it.” McDowell surged into the lead with birdies on the second, third, sixth and seventh in a front nine of 31, before picking up another shot on the 10th. However, after dropping his first shot of the day on the 12th, the 36-year-old had to scramble for par on the next five holes before narrowly missing from 20 feet for birdie on the 18th. Players Championship and Scottish Open winner Rickie Fowler carded a 67 that was matched by world number eight Justin Rose, who had been four under par after six holes. “I saw the course was not yielding low scores and then I got out of the gates and felt like I could birdie every hole, but all in all I think 67 is a great start on this course and gets me into the tournament nicely,” Rose said. Fellow Englishmen Paul Casey, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter were a shot behind alongside Victor Dubuisson and Henrik Stenson, with Casey pleasantly surprised with his 68 after coming into the event on the back of a two-week holiday. Casey has climbed back to 26th in the world rankings thanks to an excellent season on the PGA Tour, which has seen him lose out in two play-offs and record four other top-10 finishes. Graeme McDowell was cautiously optimistic after showing signs of a welcome return to form with an opening 66 in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron on Thursday. Press Association “Even though I didn’t play the play-off like I wanted at the Travelers Championship, the final round was stellar and one of the best I have played in a long time,” the 38-year-old said on Sky Sports 4. “I feel like I am trending in the right direction and have still got time to get a win before the season is out. I am not looking back on the missed opportunities, I am very much focusing forward.” Sergio Garcia, who lost a three-shot lead in the final round to Rory McIlroy 12 months ago, shot 71 after battling back superbly from a quadruple-bogey on the 16th – his seventh hole of the day – where he found water with his approach, missed the green with his fifth shot and eventually three-putted. Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth, who will replace McIlroy as world number one with a victory on Sunday, birdied the 18th to finish level par alongside playing partner and Open champion Zach Johnson. McDowell has managed just one top-10 finish on either side of the Atlantic all season, a share of ninth place in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on February 1. So the former US Open champion was not about to get too carried away despite carding five birdies and one bogey to finish four under par alongside Jim Furyk, one shot behind New Zealand’s Danny Lee at Firestone Country Club.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: firstname.lastname@example.org Quentin Hillsman wasn’t satisfied with Syracuse’s six-point halftime lead Friday. The Orange held Hartford to just 23 points in the opening 20 minutes, but the head coach felt his players allowed too many easy looks for their opponent.In the second half, SU ratcheted up the intensity and smothered the Hawks into a 19 percent shooting performance. For Hillsman, that stifling defense led his team to victory.‘It was just about us playing great defense in the second half,’ Hillsman said in a phone interview. ‘I thought in the second half we did a very good job of just making sure they didn’t get uncontested shots.’Syracuse (19-14) used that second-half defensive performance to pull away from Hartford (19-13) for a 59-42 win Friday in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in West Hartford, Conn. In addition to holding the Hawks to 19 percent shooting in the second half, the Orange forced 22 turnovers, leading to 26 points.Hillsman and the Orange will take on Drexel (19-13) in Philadelphia on Monday in the second round. The Dragons defeated Fairfield 57-41 on the road in their opening-round game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith just three days in between games, Hillsman said it can be challenging to prepare, but the quick turnaround also comes with the excitement of postseason play.‘We just have to do a good job of getting some rest and making sure we can do some game prep and know what they’re trying to do,’ Hillsman said. ‘But we’re excited to be playing, obviously. We’re very excited to be playing, and hopefully we can move on and continue to compete.’On Friday, Syracuse’s pressure defense set the tone. As SU has all season, Hillsman said, the team used a full-court press to control the tempo and contest open shots in the half-court.Hillsman said he mixed presses to give the Hawks different looks throughout the game. The head coach said the defense sped up Hartford, making it difficult on the Hawks to get comfortable offensively.‘That was our goal to just kind of control tempo with our press and get them going a little faster or even making them pass the ball side to side and get into the shot clock,’ Hillsman said.The end result was the 22 turnovers and 14-of-53 shooting from the field that plagued Hartford. Though Syracuse wasn’t much better on offense – finishing 20-of-53 on the night – the Orange cruised to victory in the second half.SU came out of the break and quickly extended its lead to 10. The gap grew as Syracuse’s offense started to click. As the team’s defense picked up, so did its offense.The Orange shot 40 percent in the final 20 minutes and got a balanced scoring effort. Rachel Coffey led the way with 12, Elashier Hall had 10 and three more finished with eight points each.‘We did a very good job of just taking good shots,’ Hillsman said. ‘That was the difference in the game. Second half, we just took solid shots, and we made shots in the half court.’But it all started with the defensive intensity. SU contested nearly every shot the Hawks attempted in the second half and made it tough on them just to get the ball past half court.With just 19 points in the half, Hartford couldn’t keep pace with Syracuse as the Orange coasted into the second round of the WNIT.‘Our defense really picked up in the second half,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought we did a very good job of really guarding the ball and getting out there and contesting their shots.’email@example.com
A USC student making an improper turn onto campus was struck by an Expo Line train on Exposition Boulevard at 10:48 a.m. on Saturday, leaving 21 injured and two in critical condition.The driver was identified as 31-year-old Jacob Fadley, a graduate student in the School of Cinematic Arts. He is in stable condition as of Sunday afternoon.In a statement released to Cinematic Arts students, staff and faculty, the school confirmed that Fadley was the driver in Saturday morning’s collision.“We have been following his condition closely in tandem with the USC Office of Student Affairs and have been in touch with his family,” the statement read. “While Jacob was very seriously injured he is currently in stable condition. We are hopeful that he will recover and be able to continue pursuing his dream of becoming a filmmaker.”The car, a Hyundai Sonata, was driving eastbound on Exposition Boulevard and made an improper left turn into Gate 1 of the University Park campus when an eastbound train struck the driver’s side door.Fadley was cut out of the vehicle using the Jaws of Life and transported to California Hospital Medical Center. Following the incident, Officials said that Fadley was is in grave condition. The LAPD South Traffic Bureau confirmed that the driver was a student.The train, which was going an average speed of 35 mph, was partially derailed during the collision. Train passengers were evacuated and treated for injuries at the scene. Ten passengers were transported to a hospital, eight with minor injuries. The train operator was in critical condition following the collision, but was released from the hospital Saturday night.Sophia Ortega, a freshman majoring in communication who lives in the Arts & Humanities Residential College at Parkside, witnessed the crash from her dorm room window.“I heard a really loud crash, and I looked out my window and saw the first car of the Metro just veer off the track and onto Exposition and a car was totally smashed into the side of the train,” Ortega said. “Then firefighters used jaws of life to take the entire roof of the car off and pull out the driver.”Exposition Boulevard and Gate 1 were closed after the collision but reopened Sunday.The collision is under investigation by LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, which has jurisdiction over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Dept. of Public Safety assisted with traffic control.Exposition Park expected 50,000 visitors to the area Saturday evening when the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted a soccer match between Mexico and Ecuador. According to Metro Rail Project Coordinator Michael Thomas, Metro provided buses to bring game attendees the length of the track that was out of service.The Expo Line originally opened in April 2012 and has often raised safety concerns for being at-grade with passing traffic.USC civil engineering professor Najmedin Meshkati worked pro bono prior to the Expo Line’s opening to study its potential safety hazards. Since its opening, he has warned that the line is heavily prone to accidents, and thus commands further attention from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates train crossings.“I was sad and depressed — like with any accident — but unfortunately I am not surprised,” Meshkati said regarding Saturday’s collision. “If we don’t take decisive action [to prevent future accidents], we will have another one and another one and another one.”Emma Peplow contributed to this story.Update: Saturday 2:29 p.m. This story was updated to include a quote from USC Civil Engineering Professor Najmedin MeshkatiSaturday 9:20 p.m. This story was updated to include that the driver was a student and that the train operator was released from the hospital. Sunday 5:18 p.m. This story was updated to include that the driver was 31-year-old film student Jacob Fadley. Benjamin Dunn | Daily TrojanBenjamin Dunn | Daily TrojanBenjamin Dunn | Daily TrojanBenjamin Dunn | Daily TrojanBenjamin Dunn | Daily Trojan