The disease isn’t harmful to humans. But a disease like plum pox would be poison to Georgia’s $24 million annual peach crop.Preventive Measures A UGA CAES peach team of horticulturists, plant pathologists and entomologists began an aggressive survey last year to keep the disease out of Georgia orchards.It’s not in the state’s commercial orchards now, Brannen said. But the disease could find its way in through the small numbers of trees people plant in their backyards.”People buying peach trees for home or small orchards need to be careful where they get the trees,” Brannen said. “They shouldn’t bring in budwood from outside the state.”Budwood cuttings are branches taken from a desirable tree variety. The buds from these branches are grafted onto other trees to produce seedlings.In general, the tree material sold in Georgia is safe, he said.In peaches, an infected tree produces white ring spots on the leaves and fruit. But it could take years before an infected tree shows signs of the disease, he said. Plum pox can be carried short distances by small insects known as aphids. But for long-distance travel, the disease needs human intervention, Brannen said.It Could Happen Plum pox virus has caused disease in peaches and other stone fruits, such as plums and nectarines, in Europe since 1915. But it hadn’t been identified in the United States until the fall of 1999, Brannen said.That year, the disease was confirmed in Pennsylvania orchards. More than 1,000 acres of peaches and nectarines have been destroyed in hopes of containing the virus there.But the virus was recently found in Canada, where it has caused extensive damage to the peach industry.No one knows for sure how the disease made its way into the United States. But more than likely, Brannen said, someone brought tree material into the country.”If we get it (plum pox), it’s going to be really hard to control,” he said. “If we get to that point, we would have to live with it. And the cost of production would be huge for Georgia’s peach industry.”Brannen said it would be hard for Georgia growers to competitively produce peaches with plum pox. “We’re trying to make sure we don’t have that same situation in Georgia,” he said.So far, the 2001 Georgia peach harvest is off to a good start. The Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service reports that 93 percent of the peach crop is in good to excellent condition.As of May 27, about 11 percent of the peaches were harvested. Photo:USDA Peach trees infected with Plum Pox virus produce fruit that is misshapen and discolored. Photo:USDA Plum Pox virus causes peach trees to produce unsweet fruit, which would make Georgia’s peach crop worthless. A new disease could sour Georgia’s sweet peach crop. Strict preventive measures have kept it out of the state so far, but experts say it could still sneak into small, backyard orchards.Plum pox virus can devastate entire peach orchards, said Phil Brannen, an Extension Service plant pathologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Infected trees produce unsweet, blemished fruit that can’t be sold. And once a tree is infected, there is no cure.To keep the disease from spreading when an infected tree is identified, Brannen said, you have to destroy every tree within a 500-meter.”If several trees were to be infected in an orchard, the total production of that orchard could be wiped out,” he said.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“For where we’re trying to go and what we’re trying to do, we gotta find our passion for playing defense again,” he said. “Defense is gonna be everything for our group in the final stretch of the season. Tonight clearly was not good enough defensively.”While the Lakers got an outburst from Kyle Kuzma, who scored 39 in just 32 minutes, the Lakers could not guard. Aside from point guard Ben Simmons (who was 3 for 13), the rest of the Sixers’ starting lineup was 35 for 50 from the floor for 95 points. It’s a high-powered group that has only gotten stronger since the season began, as recent acquisitions Jimmy Butler (15 points) and Tobias Harris (22 points) had solid nights.L.A.’s own new weapons looked like they’ll take time to become effective. New Lakers Reggie Bullock (who started) and Mike Muscala combined for just 10 points and 2 rebounds, neither providing much impact in their first game since being traded to L.A. this week.But Walton was not as concerned about that as much as he was about a lack of rotations, about players not following the defensive principles they’ve discussed in film sessions and practices. Several players talked about how the team has missed the defensive intensity of Lonzo Ball: Since the second-year point guard has been injured, the Lakers have had the worst defensive rating in the league (119.6), albeit with two meetings against Golden State and Philadelphia in that nine-game span.“Regardless of not having him or not, still no excuse,” Kuzma said. “We as a team we just have to play defense, it’s all about effort, communication and getting the new guys to get into it as well.” LeBron James was an assist shy of his second consecutive triple-double (18 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists), and JaVale McGee added 21 points and 13 rebounds.After a red-hot first quarter in which the teams combined for 79 points, the Lakers cooled off, but the Sixers did not. Philadelphia went on to outscore the Lakers in the three remaining quarters: by 10 in the second, by six in the third, by eight in the fourth.It didn’t help that the Lakers’ bench made little impact. The substitutes scored a combined 21 points to the Sixers’ bench scoring 40. Rajon Rondo, the hero of the last win, came off the bench as Bullock replaced him as a starter, and he was 0 for 3 (with seven assists).The Lakers have just one remaining game, at Atlanta, before the All-Star Break. They’ve gone 1-3 in their last four games on the road. The margin for error, with the Lakers currently in 10th place in the West, is painfully thin.“We’ve had guys that’s in and out of the lineup throughout the whole season and then we’ve had a couple new guys come in,” James said. “So this season is going to be totally different from the sense of how fast or how quickly we can try to fast-track this, so we can get back to playing the type of basketball we’re playing before my injury.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers PreviousPhiladelphia 76ers’ head coach Brett Brown, left, talks things over with Boban Marjanovic, right, of Serbia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, left, tries to shoot as Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, defends the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, makes his move against Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, center, goes up for the shot against Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, tries to reach around Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, left, drives upcourt agaisnt Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ Reggie Bullock, right, defends against a shot by Philadelphia 76ers’ James Ennis III, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers’ JJ Redick, left, shoots the ball with Los Angeles Lakers’ Reggie Bullock, right, defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris (33) shoots the ball with Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, shoots with Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler, right, defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee, center, goes up for the dunk as he splits between Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris, left, and Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, right, shoots the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, goes up for the shot as Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, center, of Australia, and Jimmy Butler, right, look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, goes up for the shot as he is fouled boy Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Luke Walton, right, talks things over with LeBron James, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach Brett Brown, left, talks things over with Boban Marjanovic, right, of Serbia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, left, tries to shoot as Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, defends the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)NextShow Caption1 of 16Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, left, tries to shoot as Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, defends the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)ExpandPHILADELPHIA – The Lakers came to Wells Fargo Center hoping for a fresh start.But after giving up more points in regulation than they have all season on Sunday afternoon, they left wanting to get back to where they once were.In a 143-120 loss the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers defense was found wanting. Formidable big man Joel Embiid notched 37 points and 14 rebounds, at times dribbling the length of the floor for open shots to coach Luke Walton’s dismay.The Sixers shot 57.7 percent from the floor, with just seven turnovers, and scored 33 points or more in every quarter. It made Walton pine for the earlier months of the season, when the Lakers were one of the NBA’s five best defenses. 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Guyana: The series pocketed, India are likely to experiment with their line-up in pursuit of a whitewash when they take on an embattled West Indies in the third and final T20 International here on Tuesday. India concluded the two-match US leg of the series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead after notching up a 22-run win in the second game on Sunday. Their performance wasn’t the most fluent in the first match but Virat Kohli and his men were back to being a dominant force in the second match, though, the outcome was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method after thunderstorm and consequent rain did not allow the game to continue. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhWhile the batting line-up may not change much, India may try a new combination in bowling. “…sealing the series gives the chance to bring few guys in. Idea is always going to be to win first. But winning the first two games gives the cushion,” Kohli said after Sunday’s win. It will not be a surprise if KL Rahul is drafted into the playing XI, replacing the struggling Rishabh Pant. The young Delhi batsman managed scores of 4 and 0 in the first two matches. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSkipper Kohli has backed Pant to the hilt and it will be interesting to see if the 21-year-old rising star gets another chance. Neither Rohit Sharma nor Shikhar Dhawan are likely to be rested. For Dhawan, it’s his first series after missing the World Cup due to a thumb fracture and since he has not scored many runs in the first two matches, he will be eager to get some before the ODIs and Tests. There is a strong possibility that leg-break bowler Rahul Chahar may make the cut in place of young paceman Navdeep Saini. Deepak Chahar, cousin of Rahul, may also find a place in the playing XI and Ravindra Jadeja could be the one who is rested. For hosts, putting up a coherent performance remains a challenge. Considered a force in the shortest format, they have not lived up to their reputation. The likes of Kieron Pollard and skipper Carlos Brathwaite are due a big knock. If they can manage to walk away with a win on Tuesday, it will be a confidence-booster for the side ahead of the ODIs and Tests.
UNITED NATIONS, United States — Former prime ministers Jean Chretien and Joe Clark are helping represent Canada at the United Nations General Assembly as the Trudeau government takes a pass during the federal election campaign.The former Liberal and Progressive Conservative leaders are part of a delegation that is being led by a top-ranking public servant, Marta Morgan, the deputy minister of foreign affairs, said Global Affairs Canada in a statement.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland have represented Canada at the annual event in recent years but it is not uncommon for serving politicians to stay away from the week-long gathering of world leaders when there is a federal election campaign on.In addition to Canada’s UN ambassador, Marc-Andre Blanchard, Canada’s delegation is rounded out by former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, who was appointed as Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, former Quebec Liberal premier Jean Charest and the independent Sen. Peter Boehm.Boehm retired from the public service last year after serving as Trudeau’s chief organizer for the 2018 G7 leaders’ summit in Charlevoix, Que., that was disrupted by U.S. President Donald Trump’s hostile tweets.Last September, Trudeau appointed Boehm to the Senate as an independent after a long career as a diplomat that included ambassadorships and deputy-minister-level positions in Ottawa.The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. dug in its heels Tuesday, determined to remain on the Toronto Stock Exchange despite a warning from the group that operates the index that pot firms with U.S. exposure could face delisting.Shares of Aphria (TSX:APH), which expanded into Florida in April, closed 13 per cent lower on Tuesday at $6.86, a day after the TMX Group issued a notice that U.S. federal laws which state that marijuana is an illicit Schedule 1 controlled substance take precedence over state laws.Canada’s biggest exchange operator warned companies that operate in states where it is legal that they are not complying with its listing requirements and could face removal from the exchange when it wraps a review at the end of the year.Aphria’s chief executive Vic Neufeld, who has maintained that the TMX was aware of its plans to invest in the U.S., said Tuesday the exchange operator’s notice blindsided his company.“This is very irresponsible of the TSX,” he said in an interview.“How in the world are they going to adjudicate and apply a very broad statement like that?”The news came as the Leamington, Ont.-based company started a previously arranged bought-deal financing agreement to raise $80 million, issuing more than 11 million shares at a price of $7.25 per share with an additional option for 1.6 million shares — about five per cent higher than what it was publicly trading for Tuesday.Yet, Neufeld said he has no intention of moving to the smaller marijuana stock-friendly Canadian Securities Exchange even after the Canadian Securities Administrators on Monday issued guidance essentially gave the green light to allow it to continue to house cross-border marijuana companies as long as the listers disclosure certain risks when investing south of the border due to conflicting state and federal laws.“It’s not our preferred option, obviously not. We want to stay on the big board,” Neufeld said. He added that he aims to start a dialogue with the TMX Group to find a “win-win” solution, and has no plans to walk away from their U.S. ambitions.Neufeld said Tuesday that if it cannot reach a compromise with the TMX, there are some other options at its disposal, including a spin-off of its U.S. activities to be listed on the CSE.However, he viewed the TSX notice yesterday as a “door opener” to a conversation, with the hopes of a solution by the end of the year.The duelling messages from the TMX Group and the CSA late Monday triggered a sector-wide selloff on Tuesday, with shares of Canopy Growth down as much as nine per cent, and Emblem Cannabis Corp. shares down as much as 16 per cent before bouncing back slightly later in the day.However, the grey area creates an opportunity for the alternative CSE to ramp up its status as the main access point to Canadian capital markets for cannabis-based companies with U.S. interests.CSE chief executive Richard Carleton said of the 50 or so cannabis-based businesses listed on their exchange, there are about a dozen with U.S. exposure that account for roughly 10 per cent of the trading activity.“It’s quite likely that we’ll see more companies access Canadian public capital markets through us as a result,” he said in an interview Tuesday.Meanwhile, Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED), Aphria’s main rival that does not have U.S. interests, praised the move, calling it a step in the right direction.“We take our responsibility to our shareholders seriously and as such have chosen to conduct business in jurisdictions where it is federally legal to do so,” Canopy chairman and chief executive Bruce Linton said.Linton added that he believes the CSA’s stance that companies can violate U.S. federal laws regarding marijuana provided that they simply disclose it is “completely ludicrous and no person in Canada would think that’s practical or logical.”– with files from David Hodges in Toronto
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Country Duo Doc Walker will bring their Acoustic Songs & Stories from the Heartland Tour to Fort St. John and the Lido Theatre this February.Doc Walker, presented by Moose FM will perform on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Lido Theatre starting at 8 p.m. Tickets will be $40 plus fees and taxes.Tickets go on sale Friday October 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Systems Sound Source or online at energetictickets.ca With over 20 Top 10 singles in total, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life. Country legends Doc Walker released their new album, Weathervane. The first single from the new record, “Heart of the Heartland” pays homage to small town pride across the country.Produced by Gavin Brown and Dave Wasyliw, and written by Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, the song was inspired by hometown pride, fond memories of youth and continuing to find new inspiration in one’s roots, in this case, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and Winnipeg, which has long been home for bandmates Dave Wasyliw and Chris Thorsteinson.“Heart of the Heartland is about all of the lives that were lived, and all of the memories that were created in a now dying town. One man’s connection to the broken concrete and dilapidated structures that harbour the ghosts of his entire childhood, and his unshakable hometown pride,” says bandmate Dave Wasyliw. “In short, Weathervane is the record we’ve always wanted to make. We don’t set out in a specific direction when we start writing for an album. We write, and write, and re-write. Much like a weathervane, it’s almost as if we’ll lick our finger, and hold it to the wind to see if we are on the right track.”
#2 Joey McKenna attempts to finish a single leg takedown on North Carolina State University’s Jamal Morris in the 141-pound bout of the Ohio State vs. NCSU dual meet at St. John Arena. McKenna won the bout by major decision, 10-2. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The Lantern The Ohio State Wrestling team took on North Carolina State on Jan. 6. in St. John Arena and won 26-10. The Buckeyes improved their record to 5-0. Photos by Sal Marandino.
Luciano Spalletti is proud of his side after they left it late to snatch a dramatic victory over Sampdoria.Spalletti disclosed he didn’t insult the officials but enjoyed the manner they won the game saying “We must always live on the edge.”Three goals were disallowed at Marassi two for Inter, one for the hosts. However, Marcelo Brozovic fired in at the 94th minute to ensure three points for Inter.Spalletti screamed into a television camera and was then sent off for dissent.“I turned towards the television camera to shout goal and the fourth official told me I had done so with excessive impetus,” Spalletti explained to DAZN.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I had turned towards the camera because it was an important goal, but they interpreted it as an excessively emotional reaction.”The Serie A giants enjoyed their second last-gasp victory in a week after leaving it late to beat Spurs from behind in the Champions League.“This way of winning shows the character of this team, which keeps fighting for every ball and stays in the game. It might mean taking a few risks, but we are Inter and we must always live on the edge to get a victory.“Seeing this passion gives me greater strength to go forward and I’m glad that element is here rather than the tactics, as those will come with time.“We took this issue of character to each and every player individually to make sure it was absorbed the right way.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 15, 2016 – Dr Lisa Indar, Head, Tourism and Health Programme at CARPHA, met with the Secretary General and executive members of the United Nation World Tourism Organization at the World Travel Market on Wednesday 9 November in London. At the meeting, Dr Indar presented the concept and objectives of the Tourism and Health Programme to this international body, taking the opportunity to bring global recognition to the programme and advocate for assistance and collaboration. She also met with officials of Public Health England (PHE) to discuss strengthening collaboration for improving the detection and response to travel related public health events, thereby contributing to enhancing global security.The World Travel Market is one of the largest gathering of global tourism stakeholders for the promotion of tourism, as the Caribbean is touted as the most tourism-dependent region in the world, this was an excellent opportunity to meet stakeholders and raise the profile of the Region as a premier tourist destination.With the Caribbean facing Health, Safety and Environmental Sanitation (HSE) threats, including disease outbreaks, resulting in declined tourism arrivals, safety and health are key aspect to tourism growth and sustainability. Representation at this event also allowed for meeting with global health and travel and migrant health officers of Public Health England and the promotion and strengthening of collaboration with respect to the Caribbean Travel and Health Network (CATHNet), which aids in early reporting and response to illnesses among visitors from the United Kingdom.The CARPHA Tourism and Health Programme is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and highlighting the positive impact of the Tourism Health Project as a vehicle for an enhanced safer and healthier Tourism product can help to give the Caribbean a marketing edge over other countries and regions.