Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Image.RANDOLPH – A Town of Randolph man is facing several charges after allegedly choking a woman until she lost consciousness during a domestic dispute.New York State Police say James Olson, 36, was drunk when he hit and choked the female victim until she passed out during an incident last Friday.Troopers say Olson fled the scene but was apprehended soon after at a nearby residence.Olson, police said, was arrested and taken to the New York State Police Barracks in Jamestown. He is charged with second-degree strangulation and second-degree harassment.Olson was arraigned in the Town of Conewango Court and released on his own recognizance with an order to stay-away from the victim.
The same fungal, bacteria and viral diseases that affect vegetable farmers can have the same detrimental impact on backyard gardeners’ spring and fall gardens.Whether it’s a disease like phytophthora that strikes in wet years or a virus like tomato yellow leaf curl that thrives during warmer conditions, these common pests can undermine months of hard work. To avoid these culprits, University of Georgia Extension vegetable horticulturist Timothy Coolong encourages gardeners to select vegetable varieties that are resistant to common diseases and to look for signs of disease early in the season. “There are some chemicals available to the homeowner, but they are generally not nearly as effective as those available to commercial growers,” Coolong said. “Because of that and (because) of the extreme insect and disease pressure we have, homeowners are probably going to want to combine a resistant variety with a spray program.”Tomato varieties with resistance to nematodes or fusarium and verticillium wilt are commonly available for home gardens. Most plants or seeds will have a disease resistance labeling that includes code letters for certain diseases. This can be a useful tool to help gardeners grow a more successful crop. Viral diseases tend to be more prevalent in the fall because of increased populations of insects that transmit plant diseases such as thrips, whiteflies and aphids. But these diseases can also damage tomatoes and many other popular garden vegetables like squash and cucumbers, Coolong said. “Once you get these viruses in a plant, there’s not much you can do about them,” he said. “Really the best way to manage those viruses is to control the insect vector, or to incorporate resistance to those viruses into the crop.” Viruses aren’t as much of a problem during the spring because cooler weather keeps insects less active. But gardeners should plan ahead to control aphids, thrips and white flies or plant resistant varieties. For some crops, like yellow squash, there are several good virus resistant varieties available.Before buying seeds or transplants, visit the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences publication website at caes.uga.edu/publications to find varieties recommended for each part of the state and see which diseases to guard against. Search by vegetable to find the proper publication. For more gardening help, call your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASKUGA1.
Falling demand prompts Peabody to cut coal mine lease acreage FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Peabody Energy Corp. has asked the U.S. government to let it relinquish thousands of acres of coal leases associated with two of its Powder River Basin coal mines as the region faces ongoing pressure from waning domestic utility demand.Documents from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management show Peabody, the largest coal company in the U.S., applied to relinquish 2,740 acres of federal coal lands at its Caballo mine in February 2017. Peabody applied to relinquish another 1,775 acres of federal coal property from the Caballo mine and 1,136 acres from its Rawhide mine in June of this year.Peabody sold a combined 21.4 million tons of coal in 2017 from Rawhide and Caballo, according to an annual report. The company estimates it held about 294 million tons and 477 million tons of proven and probable reserves at its Rawhide and Caballo mines, respectively, at the end of the year. The combined 771 million tons of proven and probable reserves are of a lower heat content than the company’s larger North Antelope Rochelle mine, which reported 1.80 billion tons of proven and probable reserves.Coal from the Powder River Basin is generally of a lower quality than that from eastern U.S. coal mining regions and also typically has a longer distance to travel to customers in the U.S. and abroad. However, the coal is also easily and cheaply mined compared to eastern U.S. reserves. While much of the coal burned in the U.S. for power still comes from the Powder River Basin, demand from the region has taken a major hit in recent years.As overall U.S. coal demand pinches Powder River Basin producers, mines with the lowest-quality coal find it more difficult to economically justify mining that coal. While Peabody’s flagship North Antelope Rochelle mine churns out coal with an energy content of about 8,800 Btu/lb Caballo produces coal with about 8,400 Btu/lb while Rawhide’s coal boasts just 8,300 Btu/lb.“The definition of [what is economical to mine] is getting tighter and murkier as more coal plants close, because that coal is in less demand,” said Tom Sanzillo, director of finance for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “That all makes sense as a sort of rationalizing of a market that is shrinking and perhaps the beginning of an exit strategy from the 8,400 line completely.”More ($): Peabody relinquished thousands of acres of federal coal leases in recent months
It’s not too late to join the fun at America’s Friendliest Marathon — the Richmond Marathon in Richmond, Virginia! On November 15, run the race or party on the sidelines to see why this event has earned its famous title.The marathon provides one of the best tours of historic Richmond that you could ask for: Monument Avenue, the Fan District, Brown’s Island, and the James River make an ideal setting for your big day. Junk food stops, wet washcloth stations, party zones, live music, and screaming fans will motivate you the whole way. Plus, beer and pizza wait just across the finish line and provide the perfect caloric motivation. Who could say no?Not ready to tackle the big 26.2? Don’t write off this event just yet: the American Family Fitness Half Marathon and the HCA Virginia 8K accompany the Anthem Richmond Marathon and open the door for any level runner. You can even spend a great morning cheering on the runners, decking out the party zones, pumping out the tunes, and enjoying the city. It’s hard to miss out on the fun, no matter where you stand.A precious few spots remain for the Half Marathon, while the full Marathon and 8K have no runner limit. Let RVA put a smile on your face as you pound the pavement, and come on out to the Richmond Marathon!
Make sure you’re doing enough great work.by: Michael Hudson, Ph.D.During his keynote presentation at CEO/Executive Team Network last month, Michael Bungay Stanier shared some very important and valuable ideas about work. Specifically, he challenged the audience to think about how much bad work, good work, and great work they were doing.Senior partner of Box of Crayons and author of Do More Great Work, Stanier reminded attendees that 90 percent of what we do is subconscious and that 50 percent is routine, and offered these key definitions:Bad Work — best depicted by the acronym WOMBAT—that is Waste Of Money, Bandwidth, And Time.Good Work — work within your job description that there is typically more of than you can actually do and that is fueled by false urgency (as if you are trying to beat the ocean while building a sandcastle).Great Work — working this category is about staying ahead of the curve. It is strategic, innovative and makes a difference.Using these definitions, Stanier challenged the audience to complete this very simple exercise:1. Draw a large circle on a blank piece of paper.2. Divide the circle into sections representing the percentage of time you are spending doing bad work, good work, and great work. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Many financial advisors and consumer advocates recommend that you borrow less than you qualify for. These are a few of the reasons why. continue reading » 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, being approved for a larger-than-expected mortgage can be intoxicating. But qualifying for a big loan isn’t the same as being able to afford it — and you don’t want your biggest asset to ruin your finances. Before you sign up for a mortgage, ask yourself “How much house can I afford?“ Look at what happened during the Great Recession: Believing their homes would appreciate in value, many people borrowed more than they could handle. When their homes lost value instead, those homeowners were stuck with underwater mortgages — loans that exceeded their home’s worth. This made it impossible for many to refinance or sell their homes for a profit, and led to a flood of foreclosures.
– Advertisement – (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)Small-caps are outperforming during the vaccine-induced rally as investors ditch technology heroes for cyclical stocks whose outperformance hinges on a strengthening economy.The small-cap benchmark, the Russell 2000, is up more than 5% this week following Pfizer’s news that it had developed a Covid-19 vaccine with a better than 90% success rate in tests. Investors digested the news by rotating out of growth stocks and into those most beaten down by the pandemic.- Advertisement – A passenger boards an Avis shuttle bus at Los Angeles International Airport.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images However, Wall Street small-cap market guru Steven DeSanctis said the group of cyclicals has been silently grinding higher since the start of the pandemic, with many signs pointing to a strong 2021. – Advertisement –
Lee’s greatest act of defiance was becoming Taiwan’s first democratically elected president in March 1996, achieved in a landslide following eight months of intimidating war games and missile tests by China in waters around the island.Those events brought China and Taiwan to the verge of conflict, prompting the United States to send an aircraft carrier task force to the area in a warning to the Beijing government.Lee, a devout Christian, had said at a 2012 election rally that he hoped for Taiwan to be “a country of democracy, freedom, human rights and dignity, where one does not have to be ruled by others and where everyone can say out loud ‘I’m Taiwanese’.”Topics : Taiwan laid to rest on Wednesday former President Lee Teng-hui, dubbed “Mr. Democracy” for burying autocratic rule in favor of freewheeling pluralism and defying China’s drive to absorb an island it regards as a wayward province.President Tsai Ing-wen attended Lee’s state funeral held at a military cemetery in the mountains outside of capital Taipei. Lee, who died in July aged 97, was president from 1988 to 2000.A memorial service for Lee was held last month in the shadow of renewed Chinese war games, as did his election as Taiwan’s first democratic leader in 1996.
Roy reports to Lori Heinel, SSGA’s deputy global chief investment officer.Writing about his new role on LinkedIn, Roy said he was “looking forward to contributing to a better world of pensions and investments”. In a statement, SSGA said Roy’s responsibilities would include “leading research and thought leadership efforts around global demographics and related implications for economic, policy, retirement, and investment trends”. Amlan Roy, former managing director of global demographics and pensions research at Credit Suisse, has joined State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) as global chief retirement strategist.Roy, a renowned pensions academic and researcher, left Credit Suisse last year after nearly 20 years at the firm. During his time there, he established the company’s European Pensions Advisory & Structuring Group, and led its fixed income research and “global demographics project”.Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he lectured at several universities in the UK and US, covering subjects such as investments, macroeconomics, financial and managerial economics, international finance, and statistics.He is also a senior research associate at the London School of Economics’ Financial Markets Group, and is a regular speaker at IPE events and contributor to the magazine. He is a guest finance professor at London Business School.