New Tools to Help with Dicamba Use

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jun 17, 2018 New Tools to Help with Dicamba Use Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleCommentary: A Catastrophe Waiting to HappenNext articleDicamba Complaints Just Now Starting to Appear for 2018 Gary Truitt New Tools to Help with Dicamba UseLogan Grier, BASF Technical Marketing Manager,BASF has launched the Engenia spray tool. Logan Grier, BASF Technical Marketing Manager, Product Stewardship, says the on-line tool will help growers plan their application and comply with the label regulations, “We created a resource for growers that has all of the Engenia herbicide weather-related label requirements in one place and supplements the many other tools applicators can use when planning their Engenia herbicide application this growing season.” She added these include: inversion potential, which compares the temperature at ground-level and two meters above the ground to provide the likelihood for an inversion; precipitation probability for the next 24 hours, which helps growers follow the 24-hour rain-free interval; time of sunrise and sunset, including a reminder that no nighttime spraying is permitted; and wind speed and direction. The free tool, available at EngeniaStewardship.com, covers all U.S. geographies and incorporates key Engenia herbicide weather-related label restrictions and considerations for the next 36 hours, so applicators can plan ahead.Greer says the tool should not be a substitute for checking weather conditions in the field yourself. She said it is also important to know what is being grown in the fields surrounding your field.BASF has a number of other tools and resources to help growers manage this technology. To access additional Engenia herbicide stewardship resources, visit EngeniaStewardship.com.Always read and follow label directions.Engenia is a registered trademark of BASF. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News New Tools to Help with Dicamba Use SHARElast_img read more

Fannie Mae’s Book of Business Declines in Q1

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Book of Business Delinquency Fannie Mae Gross Mortgage Portfolio 2014-05-05 Krista Franks Brock Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Fannie Mae’s Book of Business Declines in Q1 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Fannie Mae’s book of business declined for the first three months of this year, ending the first quarter with a monthly compound annualized rate of -1.8 percent. Over the first quarter, the GSE’s book of business declined at a compound annualized rate of 2.2 percent.The last time Fannie Mae’s book increased in size was in November, when it grew 0.1 percent on a compound annualized basis.Fannie’s gross mortgage portfolio has also been on the decline over the first three months of this year, though at a much slower rate in March than in the first two months of the year.After declining at a compound annualized rate of 21.9 percent in January and 21.0 percent in February, Fannie’s gross mortgage portfolio posted a decline rate of 8.9 percent in March.Fannie Mae’s new business acquisitions in March totaled $26.5 billion. Year-to-date, new business acquisitions at the GSE total $86.6 billion.As of March, total mortgage-backed securities and other guarantees at Fannie Mae reached $2.8 trillion.Delinquencies among single-family and multifamily mortgages at the GSE declined in March. Single-family delinquencies declined from 2.27 percent to 2.19 percent in March, while multifamily delinquencies came down slightly from 0.11 percent to 0.10 percent.Both rates are also down from last year when the single-family delinquency rate was 3.02 percent and the multifamily delinquency rate was 0.39 percent. Fannie Mae modified 12,642 loans in March, bringing the year-to-date total to 36,044. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae’s Book of Business Declines in Q1 Share Save Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Book of Business Delinquency Fannie Mae Gross Mortgage Portfoliocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock May 5, 2014 706 Views Previous: Former Bank of America CFO Barred for 18 Months Next: Personal Income Strong in March Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

Ghislaine Maxwell claims jail guards seized her confidential documents

first_imgJimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell are accusing guards at a federal detention center of improperly confiscating and reviewing her legal documents after she met with her lawyers at the facility over the weekend, according to a letter Monday to the federal judge overseeing Maxwell’s criminal case.“Ms. Maxwell observed three guards going through the [folder], reading papers and pages of the notebook, dividing papers into two stacks, and leaving the room with the papers,” wrote Bobbi C. Sternheim, one of Maxwell’s criminal lawyers, in the letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan.Maxwell’s lawyers said guards then “intimidated Ms. Maxwell” by standing “knee to knee” over her as she used the bathroom, and threatening her with a disciplinary infraction, the letter states.The latest dispute over the conditions of Maxwell’s confinement at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York began on Saturday, one day after she pleaded not guilty to an eight-count superseding indictment alleging she aided and conspired with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in the sexual abuse of four minors between 1994 and 2004.Staff at the jail informed Maxwell’s lawyers after the visit that she had violated policy by receiving paperwork from her attorneys that was not in her possession when she entered the visiting area, according to an email from the facility’s legal counsel attached to Sternheim’s letter.Sternheim called that allegation “inaccurate” and noted that Maxwell and her lawyers were “under the constant watch of four to five guards” with a portable camera and fixed surveillance cameras recording the two-and-a-half-hour visit.“At no time did the guards, who were assiduously watching and filming the legal conference, bring any concern to my attention,” Sternheim wrote. “The conduct of which both Ms. Maxwell and counsel have been accused did not happen; and the conduct on the part of the guards was reprehensible.”The institution’s visitation policy allows detainees to bring materials to a legal meeting that were previously received in the mail, but does not permit carrying out any additional items.“The contents of legal material will be visually scanned, but not read by staff,” the policy states.Maxwell’s attorneys are threatening legal action over the alleged incident and sent a letter to the facility’s lawyer demanding that all video and notes surrounding the Saturday visit be preserved.The documents in question were returned to one of Maxwell’s lawyers on Sunday, but Sternheim claimed that it is “unknown whether any seized documents were retained or copied by the MDC.”Federal prosecutors in Manhattan declined to comment on Sternheim’s letter.The Bureau of Prisons did not immediately respond to an inquiry from ABC News.Earlier Monday, another attorney for Maxwell, David Markus, argued before an appeals court panel that Nathan erred in rejecting Maxwell’s three attempts to be let out on bail pending trial.“Ghislaine Maxwell is not Jeffrey Epstein,” Markus said. “For the past 10 months she has been detained in horrific conditions that make it impossible for her to prepare for trial.”Markus argued the government has presented insufficient evidence to warrant Maxwell’s remand.“We just want a fair opportunity, a fair chance, so that she can get ready for the trial of her life,” Markus said.The appellate judges peppered the government with questions about guards checking on Maxwell every 15 minutes by shining a flashlight in her cell.“Is she a suicide risk or not? Has [the Bureau of Prisons] concluded she’s a suicide risk? Or is it some other reason why they’re shining lights all night long,” asked one of the judges during oral argument.“We have not been told that she is a suicide risk,” assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Pomerantz said.Pomerantz said Nathan, “is aware of the circumstances under which this defendant is confined” but denied Maxwell release on bail because she thinks she is a flight risk.The appellate judges asked the defense about Maxwell’s “ties to foreign countries” and her “significant financial resources.”The defense pointed out Maxwell has offered to renounce her foreign citizenships in England and France and to put her assets of more than $20 million into a monitored account.“I’m not sure what else she can do to demonstrate she’s not a risk,” Markus said.The three-judge panel took the arguments under advisement, but there was no immediate ruling.Maxwell’s trial is currently scheduled to begin on July 12. Her lawyers have asked the court to postpone until the fall or winter to allow them time to investigate and prepare for the allegations in the superseding indictment, which added two new charges and a fourth alleged victim.The government opposes the delay, citing, among other reasons, the stress on the alleged victims ahead of the trial.Nathan indicated in a hearing on Friday that she would decide soon whether to grant the defense’s request.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

RGF buys sports supplements brand

first_imgReal Good Food (RGF), the food ingredients and bakery supplier, has bought ISO2 Nutrition, the sports supplements brand, for a nominal amount.The Swindon-based business produces a range of body-building supplements, whey proteins and sports nutrition products.It was bought from the administrators of Cre-8tive Health Ltd and will be integrated into RGF’s Garrett Ingredients food ingredients business.Pieter Totté, executive chairman at RGF, said: “We are pleased to announce this acquisition, which is in line with our stated strategy of identifying and adding bolt-on businesses within our existing three pillars of cake decoration, premium bakery and, in this instance, food ingredients.“Garrett’s has a long-established relationship with the business and this enables us to enter a new and interesting channel, adding product and portfolio diversification, which is a deliberate move, as we decrease Garrett’s dependency on the dairy and sugar commodities markets.”RGF’s premium bakery brand Haydens recently underwent a major rebranding as part of an ongoing overhaul of its operations.last_img read more

Charles City nurse anesthetist sentenced to 34 months on federal controlled substance charges

first_imgCHARLES CITY — A Charles City nurse anesthetist who pleaded guilty to tampering with opioid painkillers has been sentenced to just under three years of federal prison time. 46-year-old Christopher West also pleaded guilty to obtaining a controlled substance by deception. West was accused of ordering extra painkillers in 2018 so he could use the leftovers. They also say West reported several times that painkiller vials broke when he dropped his anesthesia kit at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Prosecutors say he actually stole the vials and used the painkillers himself. Hospital officials who’d grown suspicious of West also checked a supply of painkiller vials and ampoules and found they’d been opened, the painkiller replaced with saline and then glued back together. West was sentenced last week by US District Judge C. J. Williams to 34 months in prison and fined $15,000. He was also ordered to make just under $32,000 in restitution to the hospital and ordered to pay $3158 in costs of prosecution. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after his prison term.last_img read more

After Nine Years, A Determined Brookdale Student Earns Her Degree

first_imgLINCROFT – “Did you ever think this day would come? I certainly had my doubts and I’m sure the doctor who diagnosed me never dreamed I would ever be capable of earning an associate’s degree, let alone have the ability to speak before you today.”These are the words of Emily Brush, a Brookdale Community College graduate with cerebral palsy from Freehold, whose journey to her associate degree in arts and liberal education began in 2006.Nine years later, Brush saw her dream of graduating college come to life at Brookdale’s 45th annual commencement ceremony at the Lincroft campus on Friday, May 15 where she gave a moving commencement speech to families, faculty and her fellow graduates. Her 10-minute speech was delivered by a computerized voice.Due to her disability, Brush was only able to handle one course per semester, but she did not let that stop her from achieving her goal of earning an associate degree from Brookdale and becoming a part-time teacher’s assistant, she said.“Despite my predicament, my parents, teachers and therapists never allowed me to adopt a ‘no can do’ attitude,” said Brush. When she was inducted into the National Honor Society as a junior in Colts Neck High School, her parents insisted she earn the honor with 30 hours of community service each year, just like everyone else. “I was not allowed to use my disability as an excuse for not trying or doing something.”Her community service project was to use software to create language boards, to help non-verbal children and adults communicate. Her coursework at Brookdale, especially in digital media and writing, have helped her pursue this skill as a career path. She works as a part-time job as a teacher’s assistant at Hawkswood School for multiply handicapped children in Eatontown.Brush was only one of a number of graduate speakers at the commencement ceremony where the school celebrated the Class of 2015.Over 2,000 students graduated with associate degrees in arts and science, among other subjects.“I cannot tell you how much we value your hard work and all of your achievements as Brookdale students,” Brookdale President Maureen Murphy said as she addressed the graduates. “As you move on to the next phase of your journey, please stay in touch. We want to know what you are doing and we want to celebrate your continued success.”Also honored at the ceremony were commencement speakers David Prown, who spoke about youth programs, and David Goldman, who founded a parental child abduction foundation.Prown, of Red Bank, has developed a number of local mentorship programs and advocated for the graduates to give back to their communities in similar ways.“During your journey to get here today, you have had many supporters,” Prown said. “Now it’s time for you to repay that support, with your support of others.”Goldman, of Holmdel, is the cofounder and director of the Bring Sean Home Foundation, which grew out of his struggle to bring home his son Sean, after they boy was abducted by his mother and taken to Brazil in 2004.Since Sean was reunited with his father on Christmas Eve 2009, Goldman and the foundation have become advocates for victims of parental child abduction.Brookdale also presented Distinguished Alumni awards to New Jersey Supreme Court Judge Teresa Kondrup Coyle and Brookdale women’s soccer coach Katelyn Miller.Graduates Nicholas Antonucci of Jackson, Amber Mallm of Freehold, Alexander McKenzie of Freehold, Patricia Prioli of Howell, Nicholas Sakowski of Aberdeen and Adam Winkler of Manasquan were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements during the ceremony.–By Joey Dominguezlast_img read more

Crystal Palace assistant raves about Zaha and downplays exit rumours

first_img 1 Wilfried Zaha has been a big hit for Crystal PalaceThe Eagles are an unfocused mess without Zaha on the pitch – which was too frequent an occurrence in 2017/18 due to injury – but they turn into a fearsome outfit when selected.Lewington, who has been assistant since Roy Hodgson succeeded Frank de Boer as Palace manager, joined talkSPORT to heap praise on Zaha.“Wilf is so important to Crystal Palace,” Lewington told theBrazil Sports Breakfast. “He’s the darling of the crowd.“He is, possibly, the best player I’ve ever seen running with the ball at pace; if he gets that final ball more consistent, then…“I certainly wouldn’t want to play against him every week!Asked if Zaha is going to stay at Crystal Palace this summer, despite interest in him from the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham, Lewington replied: “I think so.“Certainly for the time being, he wants to play for us.“The crowd love him… they just adore him.” Wilfried Zaha’s importance to Crystal Palace has been outlined by the club’s assistant manager Ray Lewington, who also downplayed suggestions the forward could leave Selhurst Park this summer.Zaha, 25, ended the Premier League season with nine goals and three assists to his name, further strengthening his claim to be called the best player outside the top six.last_img read more

49ers vs. Broncos: 3 studs, 3 duds

first_imgDENVER – Did you know more 49ers than just Jimmy Garoppolo played in Monday night’s 24-15 exhibition win over the Denver Broncos? Let’s see who stood out, one way or the dreaded other:THREE STUDSDENVER, CO – AUGUST 19: Running back Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers runs for a touchdown as defensive back Trey Marshall #36 of the Denver Broncos gives chase during the third quarter of a preseason game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by …last_img

Murray scores career-high 32 as Nuggets beat Magic

first_imgDenver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) is pressured by Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) and Jonathan Isaac (1). APDENVER — Jamal Murray scored a career-high 32 points, Will Barton had 26 points and nine rebounds — both season bests — and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-107 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Nikola Jokic had 12 points and 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and also added eight assists for Denver. Six Nuggets scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Murray had 22 points in the first half to help Denver take a 70-47 lead and hit a basket late in the fourth to set his career high.Denver finished its season-long six-game homestand 5-1 and benefited from a shorthanded Magic team. Guards Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin didn’t play due to left hamstring injuries, and the Nuggets took advantage of their absence to score 70 points from their backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMarreese Speights led the Magic with 19 points. Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons scored 18 apiece.The Nuggets took control with a 13-0 run late in the first quarter. Murray scored nine of his 16 points in the period during the run that gave Denver a 35-19 lead. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ball youngest to have triple-double but Lakers fall to Bucks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Nuggets put it away in the second quarter when Orlando went cold. The Magic had just one field goal for the first 6 minutes of the period when Denver built a 26-point lead.The lead grew to 30 in the third quarter but the Magic battled back to make it a 13-point game but never got closer.TIP-INSMagic: Payton didn’t play to protect against him aggravating the left hamstring that kept him out of eight games this season. “One thing he hasn’t done since he’s been back is playing in a back-to-back,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Traveling, arriving late at night, if he still has some tightness in there this is a concern. It’s not a setback, we’re just being smart with it.” … Augustin missed his fifth consecutive game.Nuggets: G Gary Harris did not play because of a shoulder injury. Coach Michael Malone would not say if Harris would miss more than one game. … Denver’s 70 points in the first half were its most for any half this season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more