Rabbit Control

first_imgWhile rabbits may seem cute and fuzzy, the common rabbit or eastern cottontail can do considerable damage to flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs any time of the year in places ranging from suburban yards to rural fields and tree plantations. Controlling rabbits is often necessary to reduce damage, but complete extermination is not necessary, desirable or even possible. No toxicants or fumigants are registered for use against rabbits. There are, however, chemical repellents available at local garden centers that may discourage rabbit browsing. Repellents should be applied before rabbit-inflicted damage occurs and after a rain, heavy dew or the occurrence of new plant growth. If rabbits have already started feeding, their attraction to what they have been eating will most likely overcome their fear of the repellent.Habitat modification and exclusion techniques provide long-term, non-lethal control. Remove dense, heavy vegetative cover, brush piles, weed patches and stone piles in or adjacent to the landscape. Fencing made from chicken wire, with less than 1-inch mesh, can be placed around herbaceous plants. The fence must be at least 2-feet high and the bottom must be buried at least 3-inches deep. Quarter-inch wire hardware cloth made into 18- to 24-inch cylinders and buried at least 3 inches will protect trunks of young orchard trees or woody landscape plants.In the winter months, live animal traps can be baited with corncobs, oats, dried apples or rabbit droppings. Traps can be bought at garden centers, hardware stores or from gardening catalogs. Place the traps where rabbits have been feeding or resting and close to suitable cover. If the trap fails to catch any rabbits within a week, move the trap to a different location. For more information about managing wildlife in the garden, search for wildlife on extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

Journal directory errors corrected

first_img Journal directory errors corrected A number of corrections to the 2005 Bar Journal directory have been noted to the editorial staff. To set the record straight: Jerry Zaslow ’s correct address is100 N. 17th St., 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (p. 592). William C. Ballard ’s correct e-mail address is [email protected] His fax number is (727) 822-1633 (p. 57). Stuart H. Altman ’s correct phone number is (305) 789-9200. His fax number is (305) 789-9201 (p. 43). H. Hamilton Rice, Jr. ’s correct phone number is (941) 748-7076 (p. 450). Emil Peter Iaconis ’ phone number is (954) 785-1790 (p. 274). James D. McDonald ’s correct fax number is (941) 492-9304 (p. 363). Journal directory errors corrected February 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

Dyfed Pension Fund picks Threadneedle for global mandate [amended]

first_imgDyfed Pension Fund (DPF) has awarded a £150m (€179m) global equity mandate to Threadneedle Investments, following a public tender.The mandate represents just under 9% of DPF’s £1.6bn portfolio.DPF said the mandate reflects a move away from a regionally focused equity portfolio towards a more global approach.It will be funded by reallocating some of DPF’s existing investments in UK and European equities into Threadneedle’s Global Equity Income strategy, managed by Stephen Thornber. Anthony Parnell, treasury and pension investments manager at Carmarthenshire County Council, which administers DPF, said: “Our fund works with only a small number of investment mangers, and this mandate is part of our strategy to take a more global approach to equity investing to deliver the best returns for our members.”Parnell added: “We liked Threadneedle’s global equity income approach and its emphasis on quality companies, and the characteristic of protection in falling markets, which this strategy aims to provide.“We were also impressed by their commitment to a high-quality client service delivery.”The strategy seeks investments in “quality income” companies that deliver a high and sustainable dividend, but also generate growth.Thornber has run the Global Equity Income Strategy since its inception in 2007.DPF’s adviser is independent investment adviser Eric Lambert, with Allenbridge Epic assisting in the search.last_img read more

The Latest: Mbappe, others send support to health workers

first_imgSpanish media reported that the 30-year-old Smolov flew home on a private jet for the 18th birthday of Maria Yumasheva. She is the granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Smolov published photos on Instagram in January showing him and Yumasheva together on vacation.Smolov says he is abiding by an “obligatory” quarantine and remains in constant contact with Celta’s coaching staff to follow team protocol. He says he will return “as soon as the club requires.”___The Russian track federation says it will no longer give national team places to some athletes with past doping bans.The federation said Sunday it won’t select athletes who were given bans since November 2015 for a range of doping and doping-related offenses, or who work with a coach who was banned since that date. April 6, 2020 Reims Mayor Arnaud Robinet told Le Parisien newspaper Bernard Gonzalez “is a collateral victim of COVID-19 because he had tested positive and was in isolation for 14 days. I know he had left a note to explain his decision.”Officials at the club say Gonzalez died Sunday. He was 60.Gonzalez had worked at the club for 23 years.Reims remembered Gonzalez as a man with the “soul of an artist” who was in love with the six-time champions.___ Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba were among the stars in a video released by the French soccer federation expressing their gratitude to the country’s under-pressure health workers.France has been severely hit by the virus with more than 8,000 dead and about 100,000 known infections.Mbappe says “we sing and clap for you.”___Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has launched a fundraising campaign to support local charitable groups addressing critical needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Celta Vigo forward Fedor Smolov has left his confinement in Spain to be closer to his family back home in Russia.Smolov says he informed the Spanish club of his plan and had its support. The club could not be immediately reached to confirm whether it had authorized the player’s departure.Spain is expected to remain in a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic until April 26. The country has more than 135,000 confirmed cases of the new virus with more than 13,000 deaths.Smolov wrote on Instagram that because of the closure of borders “I have found myself obligated to return to Russia to be closer to my family.”Smolov says he is “very grateful to Celta for its support and I want to emphasize that I informed the club about every step.” Beane is donating $20,000 to the community’s United Way chapter and providing incentives for Bills fans to get involved.Fans who make a donation to the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund between Monday and April 17 will be eligible to win seven Bills-themed experiences or prizes.The prizes include joining Beane on the phone when the GM submits Buffalo’s first draft pick. Other prizes include a one-on-one Zoom interview with Beane, lunch with the GM, four tickets to Buffalo’s home opener, and a jersey autographed by quarterback Josh Allen.Proceeds will go to the community response fund. The fund aids area food banks and provides resources to health care providers and front-line responders.Beane praised the work being done by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, grocery-store workers and others for putting their health at risk to serve the community. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___World Cup champion France has sent support to hospital workers engaged in the fight against the coronavirus. ___Dutch national team players, the country’s national soccer association and the sport’s main sponsor will contribute to an 11 million euro ($12 million) fund to support clubs in the Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic.The Dutch soccer association says players on the men’s and women’s national teams are contributing to the fund to help amateur clubs that have been closed across the country.The country’s 3,000 soccer clubs have 1.2 million players but have seen income such as bar proceeds dry up amid the health crisis.___center_img ___Bayern Munich players have returned to training in small groups despite restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision by the German champions came after some rival clubs made similar moves. Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg have had players train in pairs or small groups.Bayern said Sunday that the training session would “be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities.” The club added that “it goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed.”German league games have been suspended until at least April 30. Clubs and the league have discussed resuming the league without fans and with regular virus tests for players and staff. The move could be subject to a legal challenge. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has struck down similar national selection rules before if it deems they impose extra punishments on athletes who have served their doping bans. CAS overturned a British Olympic Association rule in 2012 that athletes previously banned for doping could not be selected for the Olympic team.The rules come as the Russian federation’s new management tries to mend its relationship with World Athletics. Russia has been suspended from international track competitions since 2015 for widespread doping.The federation last month formally admitted wrongdoing in a case where fake medical documents were used to give a Russian athlete an alibi for being unavailable for testing. It is facing a $10 million fine and a cap of 10 athletes for its track team at the next Olympics.___A doctor at French soccer club Reims has killed himself after getting infected with the coronavirus. Associated Press No German league games have been played since March 8.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Two more golf events on the European Tour have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.That ensures there will be no play until the end of June at the earliest.The Trophée Hassan II in Morocco from June 4-7 was postponed and the following week’s Scandinavian Mixed tournament in Stockholm was canceled and will now be played in 2021.Eleven tour events have been either postponed or canceled because of the virus outbreak.The next potential tournament is the BMW International Open in Germany from June 25-28. The Latest: Mbappe, others send support to health workerslast_img read more