NEW YORK (AP) — Now, even the pros on Wall Street are asking if stock prices have shot too high. The U.S. stock market has been on a nearly nonstop rip higher since March, surging roughly 70% to record heights. Wall Street was always quick to justify it, even as the pandemic took its toll on people’s health and the economy. But some of the market’s recent, huge moves have become more difficult to explain, and it’s not just the maniacal swings for GameStop and some other stocks. That has some investors openly debating whether the market is in a bubble, after months of batting away the possibility.
If Georgia farmers plan to plant cotton, they need to do so as soon as possible. Only 86 percent of the state’s crop has been planted as of June 10, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress and Condition Report for Georgia.Late-planted cotton may be inevitable for many Georgia farmers this year because persistent rains in May kept them out of the field and delayed planting.Friday, June 15, is the final day that farmers can plant cotton and expect decent yields. Although farmers can sometimes get away with planting this late, it generally goes against the University of Georgia Cotton Team’s recommendations.Georgia cotton growers who finish planting their cotton this week should:Increase seeding rates by 25 percent. Typically, farmers aim for plant stands of at least 1.5 plants per row foot, but now at least two plants per row foot are necessary.Cut nitrogen rates by as much as 25 or 30 percent at planting and side-dressing.Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are the best way to manage early growth. A PGR is a chemical compound that limits the vegetative growth of the plant. Excessive growth can lead to boll rot and greater potential for target leaf spot disease.The UGA Cotton Team stresses that farmers who plant late have very little room for error. Late plantings mean producers have only one shot at good plant stand development. Conditions must be ideal, and water must be applied as needed if planting in an irrigated field.It is also extremely important to scout regularly for insects. Thrips are the main threat to seedling cotton. To monitor a field’s thrip risk index at the local level, visit the Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton website at www.climate.ncsu.edu/CottonTIP. Once fruiting is initiated, all threats from plant bugs, stink bugs and other insects should be monitored regularly. When growers see they’ve reached an economic threshold, they should apply insecticides as soon as possible.For additional information about agriculture in Georgia’s Wilcox County and across the state, check the Wilcox County Ag blog at https://site.extension.uga.edu/wilcoxcoag. read more
15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Here are our top three mistakes we see often in Credit Union social media:Mistake #1: Being Interruptive in Their Content on Their Credit Union Social Media (i.e. Broadcasting Promos Doesn’t Work, It’s About Relationships – Just Like CUs vs. Banks!!)In 2016, 78 percent of U.S. Americans had a social network profile, representing a five percent growth compared to the previous year. So it’s essential to be present on these platforms.But no one wants to be jarred out of their online experience. If you are posting on Facebook don’t just share about your products and services. Be inspired by the platform and share content that is appropriate. I tell clients to focus on being either ENTERTAINING or USEFUL. continue reading » read more
Paul Tonko’s March 7 letter to the editor is disingenuous at best. His concern is over not using proper language, yet he is guilty of the same. He speaks of Dreamers as “Americans in every way but their paperwork” and takes umbrage with the description of them as “illegals” as though this is a slur. As a legislator, he should know that it’s simply a proper legal description of people who aren’t citizens and are living here without legal citizen status, nothing personal.He says the term “sanctuary cities” is the fault of an overzealous federal government, when it’s the cities themselves, such as San Francisco, that have proudly self-described themselves as such. It’s a pretty term that illegally covers the underbelly of accused criminals that are a threat to our citizens. He accuses our hard-working police officers that put their lives in danger to protect ours as acting like “storm troopers rounding up peaceful hardworking people.” His call for “proper language” should start with his own. Storm troopers indeed. Taking offense to the term “chain migration” as referring to families as chains is just plain silly. Does this make him appear more caring than others? It shows to me how far some people will go to back their views that have no substance or common sense.With him being a representative of the House who has sworn to uphold the Constitution, I’m curious as to his stance in reference to the attorney general’s crackdown on California’s “sanctuary cities.”His search for “bipartisan action” should go no further than Congress, of which he is a member. Bipartisan doesn’t mean each side gets what it wants. Rather, it means that each side gets some of what it wants. But it takes two to play this game. And one side, Congress, is ominously silent.ARTHUR SALVATORESaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion read more
63 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Angola yellow fever outbreak could spark ‘global crisis’ — Red Cross by: Associated Free Press – May 19, 2016 GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola, which has already spread the disease as far as China, risks sparking a global crisis, the Red Cross warned Thursday.The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) urged immediate action with health director Julie Hall warning that limited vaccine supplies, inadequate disease surveillance systems, poor sanitation and continuous movement across Angola’s borders “could turn a national outbreak into a global crisis”.“Unvaccinated travellers could transform this outbreak into a regional or international crisis if we don’t move quickly to protect vulnerable populations and help communities to reduce their risk of infection,” she said in a statement.The warning came as the World Health Organization was holding an emergency meeting Thursday on the Angola outbreak.Such meetings from the UN agency are often held before the declaration of an international health emergency, as happened with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the current surge in neurological disorders linked to the spread of Zika virus in the Americas.Yellow fever has been raging since last December in Angola, and especially in the capital Luanda, killing 293 people in the country to date and infecting another 2,267.Cases have been imported to Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya, and the Angola outbreak has been proven to be the source of 11 infections in China.A separate yellow fever outbreak has meanwhile been confirmed in Uganda, with more than 50 suspected cases.There is no specific treatment for the viral haemorrhagic disease, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also spreads Zika, dengue and chikungunya.The percentage of people immunised against yellow fever remains low in many parts of Africa, even though the vaccine is nearly 100 per cent effective and relatively cheap.WHO has sent 11.7 million doses to Angola and there are plans to vaccinate 2.2 million people in DR Congo.But it has voiced concern that the outbreak could easily spread to Angola’s neighbours Namibia and Zambia, where the population has not been vaccinated.National Red Cross societies in Angola, DRC and Uganda were meanwhile helping communities in affected areas identify and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds and advising people how to reduce their risk of infection, IFRC said. read more
Week four saw Hearts win, Kotoko lose as Ashantigold, Dreams and Wa All Stars maintain their unbeaten record. What lessons did we learn this week?KENI AND HEARTS ARE ON A MISSIONIt will be a crime if this piece does not start with league leaders Hearts of Oak after a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Bechem United. Hearts are clearly a team on a mission. The Phobians know what they are about. At this point last season, Herbert Addo was still chopping and changing his squad to find the right team for Hearts. The script is different this term. The Phobians have a settled back four and settled midfield well marshalled and anchored by Emmanuel Sarbah Laryea and Mustapha Essuman. The only tinkering Kenichi has to do is who partners Samuel Yeboah up top. Cosmos Dauda, Richard Yamoah and Foovi Aguidi have all taken turns to partner Yeboah.BUT WHERE IS SAMUDEEN? Impressive on matchday one but now missing. The youngster excited Hearts fans with his trickery and skills but has been missing from the team since. It is rumored he is carrying a knock since then but Hearts cannot afford to have another Kofi Abanga or Emmanuel Hayford in their team. Both of these men were bought with great expectations following their playmaking exploits. However their Hearts’ career were all blighted by injuries. They could barely string two or three consistent performances together and that all but ended their Hearts career. Samudeen must ensure he does not continue this trend. With his paly, he could be a useful asset to the national tea. However, all this can be achieved through consistent play during competitive games not training.THE PORCUPINE IS IN THE COOKING POINTKumasi Asante Kotoko are in trouble. You need no calculator or technical eye to interpret the table. The Fabulous lads have picked up two points from a possible 12. Scored two, conceded four and won none. They could further be pushed down the table should a winner emerge in the Dwarfs Medeama game. Kotoko began poorly last season but ended up second but considering the fine start to the campaign by most clubs, it will be a herculean task for Kotoko if they do not get their acts together. Next up is a game against Hasaacas who are poor travelers. Certainly the turning point? BUT DUNCAN IS IN A NEW TERRITORYDavid Duncan has always been brought in to clear the mess. Never has he created a mess which he will be tasked to clean himself. This is the situation of the Kotoko coach now. Duncan’s appointments at Hearts and Kotoko were all in the middle of the campaign when the team were underperforming. Now he has the team from scratch and yet they are underperforming. This is certainly a new territory for the under 17 who must prove doubters, most especially fans in Kumasi, wrong. A big test for his managerial credentials.SET PIECES HAVE BEEN TAKEN SERIOUSLY THIS CAMPAIGNMalik Akowuah, Eric Bekoe and Walidu Mumuni have scored wonder free kicks in the league and it is only week three. Any of these goals could well pass for goal of the season. In addition to this, Mustapha Essuman, Kadri Mohammed and Sam Yeboah have all found the net from corners. Clearly more work has gone into the field of set pieces. Coaches and players must be commended for working on what has been an Achilles heel for most Ghanaian clubs and even the national team. At this rate, more goals will be scored and we will should be ready to be entertained by more eye-catching and scintillating goals. ROMANIAN MAGIC COULD SAVE ADUANA’S CAMPAIGNNew coach and normal service is restored at Dormaa. The Aduana side won their first game of the campaign and you can easily guess the scoreline. A 1-0 win over WAFA could well be the catalyst to kick start their campaign. There had been much talk about uneasiness in the Aduana and how egos had disrupted their play. In Aristoca, they could have all their egos managed and the Dormaa side will well live to their preseason form. 25 games to go, 75 points available. There is still more time for the Nana Agyemang Badu to reap the benefits of his investment.DRAW SPECIALISTS It may have escaped you, but Ashantigold are having a sturdy run in the league. If the Miners don’t beat you, you won’t beat them. As simple as that. The Miners have picked up three draws in four matches with two of these away. Considering the difficulty in playing away from home, these two away draws is a good boost for the Miners. The champions are still trying to find their best team following key first team departures. Should they hit the ground running, they will surely be a force to reckon with.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag read more