2 cheap UK shares I’d buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA before the next stock market rally

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild | Sunday, 15th November, 2020 It was quite a wild ride on UK share markets last week. Pfizer’s announcement regarding its quest for a Covid-19 vaccine set risk appetite across global stock markets on fire on renewed hopes of a V-shaped economic recovery. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 surged to their highest since June and March respectively.It’s far too early to suggest that Pfizer’s concoction will prove to be the magic formula for killing the coronavirus crisis stone dead. Key questions over the efficacy of the vaccine are still to be answered. Still, it’s likely the recent stock market rally will continue during the remainder of 2020, and possibly beyond. A number of other major pharmaceuticals makers are tipped to release positive vaccine testing data of their own before too long.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buying UK shares in uncertain timesFurther news on a Covid-19 vaccine won’t change my own investing strategy that much though, whichever way it goes. I’ve continued to buy UK shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA despite the threat of a prolonged global economic downturn. And I plan to keep steadily building my shares portfolio as I have been for years now.As a long-term share investor I’m not concerned by temporary choppiness on share markets. I’m also not perturbed by major economic, political, and social developments that rattle the global economy. History shows us that UK shares provide patient investors like me with an average yearly return of 8-10%. Crises like the coronavirus come and go, but they don’t prevent UK share pickers from making big returns over the long run.2 top ISA buys on my radarThat said, here are two cheap UK shares I’m thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. I think they could soar before too long, so buying today will allow me to lock in this value.Any fresh rally would likely send early-stage cyclical stocks soaring like leisure goods suppliers. One such company on my watchlist is musical instrument and sound equipment seller Gear4music. This UK share offers unmissable value right now, as illustrated by its rock-bottom forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) reading of 0.2. Even as Covid-19 struck and the economy plunged, demand for its products still soared. These grew 42% in the six months to September, latest financials showed. And they should remain on a heady upward trajectory when broader consumer confidence rises.Legal & General Group is another UK share which should benefit in the early periods of the economic recovery as shopper appetite picks up. And this FTSE 100 stock can expect sales to pick up quite quickly, helped by some unexpected consequences of the Covid-19 crisis. The threat of severe changes to the State Pension following the pandemic should bolster demand for its financial products, for example. Its huge investment in digitalisation should pay off handsomely as well. Today, Legal & General trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 7 times. And it boasts a gigantic 9.2% dividend yield. These readings make it far too cheap to miss. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA before the next stock market rally I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Argentina post record score against France in Buenos Aires

first_imgMonday Jun 28, 2010 Argentina post record score against France in Buenos Aires Argentina, who lost their two match series with Scotland recently, managed to achieve their best ever result against France, as they beat them convincingly 41-13 in Buenos Aires on Saturday.The Pumas bounced back from the disappointment of the losses to Scotland by hammering France by scoring four tries to one, with flyhalf and captain Felipe Contepomi scoring two of the four and kicking three conversions and five penalties.The dynamic Toulon back ended the match with a personal haul of 31 points of France ended their tour with another heavy defeat, following on from their 42-17 loss to South Africa in Cape Town a few weeks ago.“It’s desolation,” said stunned France coach Marc Lievremont. “I don’t know how we could sink so badly in these few weeks, to suffer two points records in South Africa and now here in Argentina. I expected tough matches, but these defeats are ridiculous. It was a nightmare.”It was Argentinas highest ever score and biggest winning margin against France, something that French captain Thierry Dusautoir was struggling to accept.“When you concede 40 points in two successive Tests, there isn’t a lot to say. We can find 50 excuses, but today we came up against a team who were just much stronger than us. We were dominated in all areas and this was our level sadly today,” he said.“For a team that has ambitions to be world champions next year, it’s going to be difficult to pick ourselves up from this.”There were some brilliant tries scored by the home side, so credit must go to them, but this result will surprise many. Do France have serious problems all of a sudden, or have the players simply lost interest at the end of their season? 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Awards for All extended for two years

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 May 2000 | News  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for All extended for two years The Awards for All (England and Scotland) programme, launched in 1999 to fund Millennium projects, has been extended until at least March 2002. The programme offers small grants of between £500 and £5,000 to small groups involved in arts, sports, heritage and charity activities. read more

Welsh Sports Association Seeks Nominations for Unsung Hero Award

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 April 2008 | News The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) is seeking nominations for its annual Unsung Hero Award, to be presented at the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame dinner being held at City Hall Cardiff on Friday 16 May 2008.The WSA is the umbrella body for the national governing bodies of sport and physical recreation in Wales, providing an advocacy, advisory, consultancy and training role for its constituent members. It is the voice of voluntary sector sport in Wales and strives to promote the excellent work undertaken on a daily basis by the thousands of volunteers who give up their time so freely for the furtherance of sport across the principality.Many of those individuals involved have dedicated a lifetime of service to their chosen sport, and beyond their local club set-up, and their outstanding efforts can go largely unnoticed. The Association’s Unsung Hero Award presents an opportunity to reward the efforts of one such volunteer as part of one of Wales’s most glittering sporting occasions.Nominations are open to all national governing bodies of sport and physical recreation and their member clubs and associations and the closing date for applications is Friday 18 April 2008. Application forms are available from the Welsh Sports Association website www.welshsports.org.uk or by contacting Greta Gueresi-Leach on 0845 846 0020 or gr[email protected][ENDS]For further information, please contact Greta Gueresi-Leach on 0845 846 0020 or [email protected] EvansSenior PR Officer / Uwch Swyddog Cysylltiadau CyhoeddusSports Council for Wales / Cyngor Chwaraeon CymruT: 029 2033 8273F: 029 2033 8395E: [email protected]: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW Welsh Sports Association Seeks Nominations for Unsung Hero Award Tagged with: Awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

RSF backs Forbes Russia’s fight for editorial independence

first_img News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown August 1, 2018 RSF backs Forbes Russia’s fight for editorial independence News News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Economic pressureFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Economic pressureFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe The Moscow-based monthly magazine’s journalists discovered the censorship when the latest issue came back from the printers on 25 July and they saw that a 12-page article was completely missing. Forbes Russia’s owners had argued against publishing, but the editor had insisted and the article was formatted and included in the version sent to the printers. “We fully support the staff of Forbes Russia, who are fighting to save their editorial independence,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This censorship can only be regarded as a flagrant violation of the media law and as a case of obstruction of the professional activity of journalists. We call on Forbes Media to put a stop to Alexander Fedotov’s meddling with the magazine’s editorial policies or else this brand’s international prestige is liable to be badly affected.” In late 2015, Axel Springer was forced to surrender the Forbes Russia licence to ACMG, a Russian advertising and glamour press group owner by Alexander Fedotov, who immediately announced that he thought Forbes Russia was “a bit too politicized.” News On 30 July, the staff appealed for help to Forbes Media, the US company that licences foreign editions to publishers around the world and in theory still maintains a degree of oversight. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The Magomedov brothers’ company has meanwhile let it be known that it had no intention of suing the magazine. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more Related documents cp_forbes_31.07.2018_rus.pdfPDF – 69.52 KB Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Russia to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more Dismayed by this act of censorship, the staff lost no time in reacting. Arguing that it contravened Russia’s media law, they referred it to the prosecutor’s office on 26 July. A few hours later, the magazine’s editor, Nikolai Mazurin, was fired and its journalists were deprived of access to its website. ACMG claims that the story about the Magomedov brothers was pulled in order to avoid any legal risk. But it was on ACMG’s insistence that Forbes Russia’s lawyers had compiled a series of comments about the article, which had been modified to take them into account before being approved by the editor and sent to the printers. RSF_en RSF_EECA Help by sharing this information The magazine began to publish more and more advertorials and, in the spring of 2017, Fedotov tried to change its editorial charter, which was based on Forbes USA’s, in order to be able to exercise more influence over editorial decisions. Then editor Nikolai Uskov, who objected, was fired in June 2018. Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) voices its support for the staff of Forbes Russia, who are fighting to preserve their editorial independence after one of the magazine’s articles was censored, in the latest evidence of growing control over independent media outlets in Russia. Based on the reputation of the US magazine founded in 1917 and now jointly owned by a Hong Kong company and the Forbes family, the Forbes Media group has, in principle, a right of veto over key decisions taken by its 15 or so international franchises, including the appointment of editors. The crisis has confirmed the original fears about a 2014 law drastically limiting foreign investment in the media and thereby facilitating takeovers of leading independent outlets. Owned by Germany’s Axel Springer media group, Forbes Russia, whose reporting was not to the Kremlin’s liking, was always seen as one of the law’s leading targets. Still available online, the missing story traced the rise and fall of influential billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov and his brother, whose arrest in March sent shockwaves through political and business circles in Russia.last_img read more

Olympic gold medalist soccer star now doctor helping treat COVID-19

first_img Written by December 3, 2020 /Sports News – National Olympic gold medalist soccer star now doctor helping treat COVID-19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScripps Mercy HospitalBy KATIE KINDELAN, GMA(SAN DIEGO) — In 2008, Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke — known at the time as Rachel Buehler — was representing the United States at the Summer Olympics as a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT).Over a decade later, Van Hollebeke is treating patients as a family medicine resident at a San Diego-area hospital, doing her part as a health care worker amid the coronavirus pandemic.“It’s an interesting time to be a resident and to be in medicine in general, but it makes us realize how important medical care and public health and all of those things are,” Van Hollebeke told “Good Morning America.” “I think it’s challenging but at the same time has reaffirmed my passion for medicine.”Van Hollebeke, 35, deferred her admission to medical school at the University of California-San Diego four times while she played soccer professionally and competed with the USWNT, winning two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup silver medal and competing in more than 100 international matches.She studied for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) while on the road for USWNT matches around the world, bringing flash cards with her everywhere and relying on some of the biggest stars in soccer to help her prepare.“Abby [Wambach] and Pearcy [Christie Pearce Rampone] would quiz me on the bus rides with my flash cards,” recalled Van Hollebeke. “Abby especially loved quizzing me.”Van Hollebeke, who received her undergraduate degree from Stanford, also kept a hand in medicine during her playing days by shadowing her team doctors, watching closely how they treated her own injuries, and volunteering at local hospitals.When Van Hollebeke retired from soccer in 2015, she started medical school the day after her last match.She graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine in 2019 and is now working 12-hour days as a resident at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California.Van Hollebeke, who is also mom to a 2-year-old daughter, said she sees lots of crossovers from her days as a soccer star to her work now as a doctor.“Medicine is all about teams,” she said, noting that one of her favorite parts of soccer was playing on a team. “Doctors don’t ever work by themselves — there’s doctors, nurses, so many different support staff and patients.”“And obviously there’s work ethic that you develop as a professional athlete, as an athlete in general, working on things over and over again,” Van Hollebeke said. “I used to kick a ball against a wall with my left foot 1,000 times to try improve the way I was doing a skill.”“Medicine, too, is all about building your skill set over time and practicing things over and over and learning things and just diligently chipping away at the amount of information that you’re attempting to learn and always relearning,” she added. “I really enjoy constantly trying to improve, and that’s something I loved in soccer.”“You’re always learning in medicine,” she said.Dr. Marianne McKennett, the program director for Scripps Chula Vista’s family medicine residency program, said she sees Van Hollebeke, one of 25 residents in the program, as the consummate team player.“It also seems like a cliché to say that she’s a real team player, but she is. She’s the one who steps up and is willing to help out,” McKennett said. “She’s smart. She’s very positive. She has a warm nature, and she’s very humble about her accomplishments.”As a family medicine resident, Van Hollebeke — whose father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all doctors — treats patients of all ages and illnesses, a specialty she describes as covering everyone “from pediatrics to geriatrics.”She works in both hospital and clinic settings in a part of San Diego County that has been a COVID-19 hotspot, with its proximity to the border with Mexico and its high population of essential workers, according to Van Hollebeke.“It’s very prevalent in the community for sure, and it’s affected many of my patients, whether they’ve been sick or have family members who have been sick or family members have passed away,” said Van Hollebeke, who stressed that people can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face masks and following social distancing safety guidelines.“COVID has not affected different populations equally,” she said. “It’s really highlighted the racial disparities and socioeconomic disparities, and we do serve a more underserved population, primarily Latino and more working class, and it has affected our patients even more.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Queen’s speech: Where did all the government’s property industry reforms go?

first_imgThe Queen’s Speech made only one direct mention of the housing market when it revealed yesterday that the government intends to enact legislation to create a New Homes Ombudsman during the next parliament.This new ombudsman would arbitrate between unhappy new home buyers and builder. In particular, it would require house builders to reimburse customers for (or repair) shoddily-built homes. But without a working majority, there is some doubt whether many of the government’s proposals will see the light of day.Nevertheless the initiative has been welcomed by NAEA Propertymark, whose Chief Executive Mark Hayward (left) says: “The irony of buying a shiny brand new home and finding yourself dealing with a number of snagging issues, with no easy path of redress, is not lost on consumers.“There should be a statutory requirement to belong to a New Homes Ombudsman and the remit should be UK wide. Property developers should be charged per unit, ensuring that the access is free for customers.”But the Queen’s speech was glaring in its omissions and many promised initiatives appear to have been put on the back burner for the time being.“Disappointing to see that the state of the UK property market failed to make the cut for today’s speech,” says Tom Gatzen of room sharing platform IdealFlatmate (left).Much discussed policies omitted from the Queen’s speech include the ongoing housing crisis, the ROPA-recommended minimum qualifications for estate agents, reform of the leasehold system, banning Section 21 evictions and compulsory three year tenancies.The Queen New Homes Ombudsman idealflatmate tom Gatzen NAEA Propertymark Mark Hayward The Queen’s Speech October 15, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Queen’s speech: Where did all the government’s property industry reforms go? previous nextRegulation & LawQueen’s speech: Where did all the government’s property industry reforms go?Only one of the government’s much-discussed property industry initiatives made it into the monarch’s summary of Boris Johnson’s hoped-for legislative action.Nigel Lewis15th October 201901,452 Viewslast_img read more

House calls, without visits

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.The man came into the emergency room of St. Louis’ Barnes-Jewish Hospital complaining of abdominal pain. Having no insurance, he had avoided medical care as long as he could, but the pain had finally become too intense.The gastroenterologist called in to consult that day was Darrell Gray, a young physician from Baltimore doing a fellowship at the hospital, which is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The patient, in his late 40s or early 50s, had blood in his stool and a mass in his stomach.“It didn’t take much more diagnostic work to understand that, feeling the mass and seeing that his history of passing blood, this was likely a cancer,” Gray recalls. “Here’s a young guy who comes in with what was later found to be metastatic cancer. At that point I really couldn’t do much for him.”That experience, and others like it, prompted Gray to continue his already extensive training, which included the fellowship, a residency at Duke, and medical school at Howard University. To top that off, he spent the last year at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Gray got a taste of public health work during his fellowship. While in St. Louis, he designed a bridge program to connect disadvantaged populations with the health care system. His target population was African-American men, who have a higher incidence of colorectal cancers than the general population, a reality that, in poorer neighborhoods, is compounded by other barriers to health care, such as a lack of insurance, a lack of knowledge about preventive measures, and chronic unemployment.To reach these men, Gray contacted area churches, gave short educational presentations during the community announcement portion of Sunday services, and followed up with those who contacted him, connecting them with screening services and primary-care physicians. The experience was satisfying, but also made him realize how much he didn’t know.“I realized from that program that there were some areas I needed strengthening in: health policy, public health, population health,” Gray said. “While I enjoy seeing a patient in the office, I want to be able to impact populations.”Gray, who graduates this spring with a master’s in public health, said he has benefited greatly from his year at HSPH. In addition to his academic work, he shook hands with the prime minister of Namibia, met with the former health minister of Kenya, met senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, and met with Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.“I had high expectations coming in, but it has exceeded my expectations,” said Gray, who is at HSPH on a Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.Through his discussion with Woodson, Gray began working on the Defense Department’s “telehealth” initiative, run out of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology. With staff there, Gray evaluated the efficiency and effectiveness of telehealth interventions, in which telecommunications are used to extend the reach of health care professionals to soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injury and psychological issues.Live video conferencing is a mainstay of the program, but telehealth can also include home monitoring, which is used in disciplines like cardiology, storing images and other information that is then forwarded to other health professionals. There is even consulting on the telephone.“It’s something novel, that I could use in the future practice of gastroenterology,” Gray said.Gray grew up in Baltimore, his mother a teacher and father a physician. He recalls accompanying his father as he visited hospitals and clinics, and always being impressed by his father’s rapport with his patients. Since people would thank him for his care, he genuinely seemed to be helping.After graduating, Gray expects to continue his work linking the medical community to disadvantaged populations through an appointment as an assistant professor at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. There, in addition to his clinical duties, he will be director of a new program focusing on community engagement and equity in digestive health.“I’ll be trying to integrate efforts and ensure we have the community in mind, enhancing programs and working toward equity in health care delivery,” Gray said.Why Public Health? Darrell Gray In its video series “Why Public Health?” the Harvard School of Public Health asks students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Physician Darrell Gray, M.P.H. ’14, who is determined to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer in vulnerable populations, is also working on a project with the U.S. Department of Defense to expand its telehealth services worldwide. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keGsFeAZUAQ” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/keGsFeAZUAQ/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

Georgia Pecans

first_imgToo much, and then too little, rain left Georgia pecan growers with smaller and, sometimes, empty nuts this season. The small size of pecans in the crop this year is expected to significantly impact the state’s overall production.University of Georgia Extension pecan horticulturist Lenny Wells said the wet and cool conditions during last spring’s pollination period were unfavorable for pecan growth. As a result, pecans didn’t develop to the size Georgia farmers were expecting. Once all of the state’s crop is harvested, Wells predicts a total of 70 million pounds, or even less, produced, as opposed to the 90 million pounds that industry experts were predicting before the start of the year.“Nut size is going to affect the overall weight. A lot of those pecan wagons, as they were being filled and carried to the cleaning plants, they just didn’t seem to have the weight that it appeared was there. A lot of that was due to small nut size,” Wells said. In addition to smaller nuts, many of this year’s nuts had no kernels inside, he said. “We also had a lot of nuts this year that just didn’t fill. A lot of that is a pollination-related issue,” Wells said.During March and April last year, Georgia received an excess amount of rainfall — an average of 8.72 inches across the state, Wells said. From 1912 to 2003, Georgia’s average rainfall from March through April was 3.8 inches. The rain also contributed to a rise in scab disease, especially on south Georgia nuts.“You tend to have more scab pressure the further south you go. There’s more lower-lying land that may have some effect on that. If the trees are up on high ground and out in the open where they can get good air flow, they’re going to fare better,” Wells said.Scab is a fungal disease that can cause leaf loss and produce black lesions on the pecan shucks at any point during the season. The result is reduced nut size and yield.Pecan farmers located in Cordele up to Fort Valley fared better with their crop, Wells said.According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, three of Georgia’s top four pecan-producing counties in 2013 were in southwest Georgia — Dougherty, Mitchell and Lee counties.Too much rainfall in March and April affected pollination. A prolonged dry period from June to August, when nuts are developing, affected the nut size as well. While irrigation is used on a bulk of the state’s commercial crop, it’s meant strictly as a supplemental source, said Wells. The result of too much water was smaller pecans or none at all for many growers. “I had some growers in east Georgia tell me that it was the worst year they’ve ever had,” he said.Cost of production was extremely high this year, considering fertilizer, herbicides, labor and harvest costs. Wells said some farmers had to apply 16 fungicide applications, adding up to a production cost of $1,700 per acre. For more information about Georgia’s pecan crop, see blog.extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

Shirley Teen Charged With Running on Field During MLB All-Star Game

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Dylan McCue-Masone hugs his dog in his Twitter profile photo.A Shirley teenager who ran on onto the field during the Major League Baseball’s All-Star game at Citi Field in Queens after a Twitter dare Tuesday night has been charged with trespassing.Dylan McCue-Masone was arrested after running to second base while the otherwise uneventful game was in progress and players were on the field after 9 p.m. Prosecutors noted that the 18-year-old suspect tweeted he’d do it if he got 1,000 retweets.“There is no such thing as being too careful,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, adding that he has “zero tolerance for spectators who fail to conduct themselves responsibly at sporting events.”Nearly 4,000 fans retweeted McCue-Masone’s post. He also tweeted text messages from his mother, who warned him not to follow through with the dare.“Blame it on social media, love you all,” he tweeted from his account, @MasoneDylan, before making a run for it.Prosecutors noted that the first person charged under the city’s 2003 Interference with a Professional Sporting Event Law after running onto the field during a Mets game at Shea Stadium in 2004 was sentenced to eight weekends in jail, fined $2,000, three years’ probation and was banned from the stadium.McCue-Masone was apprehended by a Citi Field security guard.He was released without bail and is due back court on Sept. 11. He faces up to a year in jail, a $1,000 fine and $5,000 in civil penalties.last_img read more