‘Any Obstruction In The Discharge of Constitutional Functions Of Courts Must Be Viewed Seriously’, HC Directs Delhi Govt To Release Funds For Requirements Of District Courts [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Any Obstruction In The Discharge of Constitutional Functions Of Courts Must Be Viewed Seriously’, HC Directs Delhi Govt To Release Funds For Requirements Of District Courts [Read Order] Karan Tripathi21 Oct 2020 7:49 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to to start with releasing funds for purchasing 20% of the pool cars required by the District Courts within three months from today. While directing the Delhi Government to clear pending proposals to finance the District Courts, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad highlighted…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to to start with releasing funds for purchasing 20% of the pool cars required by the District Courts within three months from today. While directing the Delhi Government to clear pending proposals to finance the District Courts, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad highlighted that: ‘Despite the aforesaid revenue generated by the District Courts over the past three years, they are being starved of finances for the basic facilities required to run the courts efficiently, which cannot be countenance. Any obstruction in the discharge of constitutional function of the courts must be viewed seriously.’ The order has come in a writ petition seeking adequate digitisation and providing other facilities to the District Courts in Delhi. Today, the court while perusing the status report filed by the Delhi Government, observed that the proposals for providing adequate support staff including group ‘C’ staff and official vehicles for the Judges to commute to court have been pending for a long time. Mr Santosh Kumar Tripathi, who appeared for the Delhi Government, assured the court that if granted two more weeks, the pending matters will be placed before the cabinet of the Delhi Government for consideration. However, he couldn’t provide a firm timeline within which Delhi Government will act on all the pending issues relating to the District Courts. In light of these submissions, the court noted that: ‘Keeping in mind the request made on behalf of the Delhi High Court that no further delay can be brooked as 150 Judicial Officers are due to be posted in the next couple of months and their courts cannot be made functional without adequate support staff, it is deemed appropriate to direct the Delhi High Court to release the required sum of Rs. 2,52,10,178/- from its budget to the District Court without any delay with a condition that the said amount shall be returned to the Delhi High Court immediately on funds being made available by the Delhi Government to the District Court, which exercise shall be completed on or before 31.12.2020.’ The court will next take up the matter on December 03. Case Title: Anand Vaid v. Preeti VaidClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Care to Give Council Gives Back to the Community

first_imgRED BANK – The Care to Give Council (formerly the Riverview Medical Center Auxiliary) is a dynamic and welcoming volunteer organization dedicated to working with Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Com­munity Hospital to advance the quality of health care in the community.Since its establishment in 1929, the Riverview Medical Center Auxiliary has played an integral role in raising funds for the hospital; and as Bay­shore Community Hospi­tal, Riverview’s sister organization, joined Meridian Health in 2010, the River­view Auxiliary merged with Bayshore’s establishing the Care to Give Council (CTGC).The Care to Give Coun­cil’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for the technologies and services at both hospitals. For more than 84 years, the council’s fundraising efforts have contributed thousands of dollars for state-of-the-art technologies, facilities and services that enhance patient care.During the past year and a half, the council has donated approximately $50,000 to benefit patients at the Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital. These funds allowed for the purchase of robes and totes to provide physical and emotional warm­th for patients awaiting diagnostic treatment. This generosity helps make it possible to continue advancing the facilities cancer center by keeping up with the most modern treatments available.The Cancer Center and Women’s Center, which have been the recipient of the Care to Give Council’s donations in the past, provides a full continuum of care for patients including family risk assessments, clinical trials, diagnostic imaging and diagnosis through the use of PET/CT scans, breast MRI, endoscopic ultrasound, digital mammography and other various screenings. Treatment is then administered through the latest chemo- and immuno-therapy options, radiation therapy using the region’s only Cyber­Knife System and numerous other options particular to each patient’s needs.The Care to Give Council hosts numerous events through­out the year, such as its signature 300-person Party for Pink which benefits Paint the Town Pink, as well as a biannual art show and luncheons. Other less formal functions, such as walks and “get-togethers,” also exist.Sally Harris, here with her husband Norman, will be honored at the Care to Give Council’s Party for Pink on May 31 at the Navesink Country Club.For the third consecutive year, CTGC will host Party for Pink to benefit the Pink Fund on Friday, May 31, at the Navesink Country Club. The Pink Fund provides free mam­mography to uninsured and underinsured women in the community. This year’s event will honor Tria Deibert of Riverview Medical Center and the inspiration behind Paint the Town Pink, now in its seventh year, and Sally Harris of Ocean Grove, the very first volunteer to support Paint the Town Pink.Deibert will receive the Vision Award, sponsored by Peter T. Hetzler, M.D. FACS. “As a husband, a father, a surgeon, and a community member, I am inspired by the way Tria Deibert and Sally Harris have brought our communities together, and empowered women to fight this disease that has so deeply affected my family and our patients,” Hetzler said.The community has truly embraced the mission of the Care to Give Council and Party for Pink. Presenting sponsor, femme by Ashley, Red Bank, saw the need to support the women in her community. “As a new mom I can’t imagine not being there for my child. The medical progress that has been made in fighting breast cancer is amazing and early detection has made such a difference in so many women’s lives. I am once again honored to support Meridian Health’s, Paint the Town Pink’s, and The Care to Give Council’s united mission of creating awareness about annual mammography and making a difference in the lives of women in our community.”Since her diagnosis in 2006, Harris has been a passionate voice in the fight against breast cancer. An advocate for an annual mammogram and prevention; she was one of the first women to be featured in and participate in Paint the Town Pink.“The Care to Give Council will forever be grateful for her dedication to this cause and we are proud to honor her for everything she has done for us, our mothers, our daughters, our sisters, and our friends,” said Kelli O’Brien, Party for Pink chairwoman.Sally’s husband and big­gest fan Norman agrees. “Sally is a giver and a doer. She has been involved in volunteer work forever. Pink Bank was just the right thing at the right time and she has been committed to fight breast cancer in this way, through this journey,” he said.Visit PainttheTownPink. com or call 855-PINK411 for more details about Party for Pink and to purchase tickets.The Care to Give Council offers an exciting and reward­ing opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, meet new friends, explore new interests and gain personal satisfaction. There are many ways to get involved. Volun­teer efforts are welcome whether on a regular basis, or for a particular special event or service project. Care to Give Council committee work and special events appeal to a wide range of interests and talents.“Most volunteers say the greatest reward is the personal fulfillment of supporting worthwhile causes, helping to make our community a better one, and assisting people at their time of need,” O’Brien said.For more information about the Care to Give Council call 732-888-7343.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2016)–Ensconced for decades in Santa Anita’s luxurious Chandelier Room, a vintage Steinway Grand Piano has been donated by Santa Anita to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, located on the campus of Arcadia High School.“We are extremely excited about this extraordinary donation to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation by Santa Anita Park,” said Gary Kovacic, Arcadia Mayor and President/CEO of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. “This piece of Arcadia history will find a loving home at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, and it will continue to provide musical magic to Arcadia students, residents and theatre patrons for generations to come.”Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent David Vannasdall was equally appreciative.“I know our students will absolutely love playing this beautiful Steinway Grand Piano,” said Vannasdall. “It’s such a great opportunity that we can now offer our students for years to come, thanks to Santa Anita.”Manufactured in 1908, this magnificent instrument provided melodic background music to generations of race-goers that included legendary Hollywood figures such as Clark Gable, Betty Davis, the Marx Brothers, John Wayne, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich and many others.“We are delighted to be able to donate this beautiful instrument to such a worthy cause as the Arcadia Performing Arts Center,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita’s Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “To think of all the many thousands of people this piano has helped to entertain, it’s only fitting that it remain close by, here in Arcadia.”Santa Anita’s Chandelier Room, which was part of a recent $35 million renovation, remains a popular race day destination for weekend race goers and offers an ambiance befitting Santa Anita’s standing in the racing world.last_img read more

Lopez celebrates double Queen’s Club triumph

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesSo in the end, it was all about the triumph of experience over youth, as the thirty somethings prevailed at the business end of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s.A week that contained so much breathless excitement about newcomers to the stage ended with the canny warhorses holding court and seizing the prizes.Feliciano Lopez achieved a superb singles and doubles triumph, which even he thought beyond him at 37. But he breezed through a punishing schedule – not helped by Tuesday’s total washout and a curtailed programme on Wednesday – to claim two trophies in an afternoon.First he overcame Frenchman Gilles Simon – only three years his junior – after an absorbing three setter, taking the decider 7-2 on a tie-break after being pegged back in a second set tie-breaker.He had won the first set 6-2, but Simon was not about to go quietly, having himself enjoyed a thrilling week in which the exuberance and supposed superior stamina of younger players was finally shown to be a misleading fallacy.Embed from Getty ImagesThen the Spaniard got on with the job of ensuring Andy Murray’s joyous comeback following radical hip surgery ended in silverware for the Scot – the pair prevailing 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 10-5 against Rajeev Ram of the USA and Brit Joe Salisbury.Poor Salisbury. On any other occasion he would have had the centre court crowd cheering his every point. Here, they just wanted to see Murray succeed, and to witness proof that the hero of Wimbledons past is truly pain-free and capable of being competitive once more.Already there is talk of a possible return to the frontline of singles action in the US Open in August – the venue where Murray claimed the first of his three career Grand Slams, in 2012.It has been the theme of modern tennis – the career longevity of the very best players, and in particular the dominant group of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer. Age does not wither them.But both Lopez and Simon proved that even those below the upper echelons of the game have much to teach the pretenders.Nowhere was that more in evidence than in Saturday’s semi-finals day.The week had been dominated by the brilliance of 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, who has burst onto the scene to rise into the top 20 rankings after reaching three ATP finals.In despatching Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios in one afternoon, he underlined his incredible talent and temperament, especially when it came to facing break-points and dealing with moddy, distracting opponents like the Aussie Kyrgios.But Lopez found a way of unsettling him. The Spaniard’s superior know-how, especially on grass, enabled him to mix it up and offer problems and pressures the young Canadian had not faced before.Slowly but surely, his game unravelled and the accuracy and concentration which had underpinned a valiant campaign deserted him. He will come good in the long run. That much seems certain. But for now, there are still some very clever operators he has to learn from.For Lopez, it was a second Queen’s title following his win against Marin Cilic two summers ago.And what of Simon? He was more than a footnote. He saw off another of the younger guns in his semi-final, the 23-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev, in another long match – prolonged because both players were welded to the baseline and engaged in one exhausting rally after another. One of them lasted 49 shots in a contest which went on for more than two and a half hours.But that was nothing compared to the previous round for Simon, when he took part in the longest singles match recorded at Queen’s against compatriot Nicolas Mahut. Their three setter went on for three hours and 21 minutes.Mahut, like Lopez, is 37. This current breed of elite tennis player clearly doesn’t run out of energy – or skills – when entering the supposed twilight of a career. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Mega crowds at Megafest

first_imgBishop TD Jakes on the cover of Time Magazine, which once voted him America’s Best preacher. (Image:Time.com)Khanyi MagubaneIn early October over 100 000 Christians descended on the Nasrec expo centre in Johannesburg for the MegaFest International festival, a two-day extravaganza of faith hosted by world-renowned preacher and bestselling author Bishop TD Jakes, once named the top preacher in the US by Time magazine.Held from Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 October, the event is believed to have cost Jakes’s Potter’s House Church some (R65-million) US$7-million to host. Featuring top local and international gospel artists and a number of respected preachers, it was the first MegaFest to be staged outside the US.“We can no longer live in corners and just care about ourselves,” Jakes said at a news conference before the event. “Americans are becoming increasingly global-minded. If there were anything positive that came out of 9-11, it’s the realisation that we are our brothers’ keepers.”Attending the event were some of South Africa’s top business people, including Patrice Motsepe, mining magnate and the country’s first black dollar billionaire. Motsepe said the event would bring much-needed spiritual rejuvenation to South Africa. “There is a unique role that religion plays in South Africa,” he said. According to the 2001 census, 35.8-million South Africans are Christians – 79.8% of the population. Religious leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu played an important role in the end of apartheid.Motsepe, who is a devout Catholic, welcomed the US preacher’s presence in South Africa. “We have always felt there is something special and emotional about the connection between Africans and African-Americans,” he said.More than a thousand African-Americans attended the festival. For many, the trip marked a “journey back to the motherland”.At a press briefing during the festival, Jakes said he had no idea what to expect, as MegaFest had been the first time his church had undertaken so massive a project. But it was clearly a success.“I had problems getting to the venue myself, there were so many people coming in on the opening day,” he said.People from all walks of life endured the hot sun to listen to Jakes and the other preachers deliver powerful messages.Local gospel musicians Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Joyous Celebration, Ntokozo Mbambo, Benjamin Dube, and Lionel Petersen joined international acts Mary Mary, Israel Houghton and New Breed, Yolanda Adams as well as the Potter’s house church choir to thrill the audience with their performance.Operating under the theme Change, over the two days speaker after speaker encouraged the crowd to use their faith to live a quality life emotionally, spiritually and physically.Jakes said change is a universal phenomenon affecting every area of society.“A change is coming. Everyone is talking change. Barack Obama is talking about change. Now John McCain is talking about change.”He said change would not come from the government or the White House, but from the church.Fellowship, rejuvenation and personal growthFirst held in 2004, MegaFest is now one of the largest religious gatherings in the US, attended by more than 700 000 people to date.Created by Jakes as a festival for fellowship, spiritual rejuvenation and personal growth, it includes youth events, live concerts and activities for the entire family.Last year the event took a hiatus, with Jakes announcing that for the first time the event would be moved out of the US, to South Africa.It took over a year to plan MegaFest International, with about 150 South Africa-based staff from the Potter’s House Church working on the logistics.“I believe that the true purpose of the ministry is to go beyond the traditional wall and minister to the world,” Jakes said. “MegaFest International provides us with that platform.”Caring for the communityMegaFest brought with it more than a two-day church event, but also a number of philanthropic initiatives. One of these is MegaCare, a comprehensive health and educational campaign.As part of the Megafest programme, MegaCare intends on providing healthcare and educational opportunities in South Africa and Swaziland. Some of the health initiatives took place during the two-day festival, while others will continue for a week in South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.The campaign provided comprehensive medical services to the general public, including health screenings, HIV counseling and testing, and dental and ophthalmic care. Counselors offered advice and guidance on gender-based violence, couple matters and spiritual health.Other Potter’s House projects run during Megafest included the construction of 12 houses for low-income families in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, allowing them to move out of shacks into real homes.In Swaziland, the Potter’s House for Children orphanage provides care to children aged six and younger who have lost one or both parents to Aids. The children receive an education, medical care and meals. The centre will also be provided with safe and clean water from a new well.A community in Zambia was also provided with fresh water, with the MegaCare campaign rehabilitating two wells.An astonishing riseBishop Thomas Dexter Jakes started the Potter’s House ministry in Dallas, Texas, in 1996.Since then his rise in the Christian fraternity has been astonishing. He is an award-winning and best-selling author, and a sought-after conference speaker.In 2001 Jakes appeared on the cover of Time magazine, which named him America’s best preacher. In 2005 the magazine listed him as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in the US, and in 1999 the New York Times identified him as one of the five top evangelists most frequently cited by scholars, theologians and evangelical leaders.This acclaim comes partly from Jakes’s bestselling books, which deal in particular with issues of particular interest to women. His most popular book, Woman, thou art Loosed, published in 1993, has sold millions of copies around the world.What started out as a simple Sunday-school curriculum, the Woman thou art Loosed theme grew into a book, was later adapted into a stage-play, a conference and a full-length feature film.In 2002 Jakes’s book God’s Leading Lady hit the fourth spot in the New York Times bestseller list for self-help titles.In addition to his 30 or so books, Jakes is also an accomplished musician with his Potter’s House Choir, which has recorded a number of award-winning CDs.On the pulpit, Jakes is known for hosting powerful conferences. In 1993 Jakes created a conference for men called ManPower, which helps men of all races and background address specific needs, hurts and struggles from a biblical perspective. Ten years later, in 2003, the conference was attended by a record-breaking 44 000 men.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at [email protected] articlesSouth Africa’s populationThe Arch turns 77Motsepe joins billionaires’ clubUseful linksBishop TD JakesMegaFest International Potter’s House Church MegaCarelast_img read more

Open Africa Initiative shines at Davos 2018

first_imgThe Open Africa Initiative, a programme aimed at advancing the concept of intra-Africa economic and cultural integration – while boosting the continent’s young entrepreneurs – had a strong presence at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The Open Africa Initiative, which was founded by the Africa50 Global Shapers in May 2017, is making strides in its quest to advocate a better future for young Africans through increased intra-Africa trade. (Image: Open Africa Initiative)The programme, which was founded by Africa50 Global Shapers in 2017, sent four representatives to Davos to participate in panel discussions on African economic integration and the benefits it would bring to Africa’s up and coming entrepreneurs.Open Africa representatives included Ghanaian social entrepreneur Foster Akugri, the youngest participant in this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) at the age of 23; Tanzanian edutainment entrepreneur Doreen Kessy; software developer Tinashe Mashungu from Zimbabwe; and South African water engineering prodigy Shamiso Kumbirai.More than 20 African countries have lent their support to Open Africa, which has a presence in 30 African cities. It engages with several trade bodies, as well as the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area team and Agenda 2063.Participation at Davos this year was the culmination of a grassroots project that started in September 2017. An Open Africa bus journey taken by some of the continent’s best business minds travelled to 12 Africa countries, to research the economic trends of the continent and attempt to address challenges of cross-border trade, particularly for small goods traders and young entrepreneurs.The Davos participants shared insights from the journey, particularly on key impediments to the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area. A key objective was to advocate for African governments to adopt the free trade area and to create an African business collaboration platform.Traditionally, the WEF gathering, which features business, political and cultural participants from around the world, aims to develop a shared global narrative to improve the state of the world. This year was no different, and the programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting were focused on creating a “shared future in a fractured world”.Open Africa used the WEF platform to give a voice to African business and to shape the future of Africa by joining the global effort in co-design, co-create and collaborate.Source: Open Africa Initiative  Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

South Africa hosts nuclear energy conference

first_img24 November 2015The Nuclear Supply Chain Conference has called on all companies working in construction, “not just from the nuclear industry”, but those in engineering, steel, waste management, financing, concrete, information technology services and more, to get involved in discussions.With South Africa’s nuclear energy programme edging closer to reality, leading businesses in its supply chain will meet next week to explore ways of benefiting from the R1-trillion industry.The conference will be held in Cape Town on 1 and 2 December. Participants will identify key features and timelines of the procurement process to secure business development opportunities in South Africa’s nuclear industry.The Department of Energy aims to have almost 80% of construction work done within the South African supply chain, which “offers a huge business opportunity for South African companies”, explain the conference organisers.Nuclear energy will provide 22% of South Africa’s generating capacity by 2030, according to the online information portal Nuclear Energy Insider. “As the nuclear procurement process for international partners continues, understand the next steps to becoming part of the 9.6 gigawatt nuclear energy programme,” it reads.About the conferenceWith hefty criticism of nuclear energy coming from trade unions, political parties and environmentalists, the conference also hopes to “develop a local network of suppliers to help increase public acceptance and pass on benefits to local South African communities”.Stakeholders include the Department of Energy; Eskom; South African Nuclear Energy Corporation; National Nuclear Regulator; the Russian Federation national nuclear corporation, Rosatom; the French nuclear company, Areva; and the Japanese-American provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services, GE Hitachi.While Russia’s state-owned nuclear company Rosatom is seen as the frontrunner to lead the 9 600 megawatt nuclear energy build programme from 2023 to 2030, there will be many opportunities for other businesses.Rosatom vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov, one of the guest-speakers, is expected to highlight the company’s strategic offer to South Africa and what this means for local industries and the economy. Polikarpov will disclose how his company will develop localisation, resulting in job creation as well as skills and knowledge transfer to local communities.He will also reveal the role industries can play if Rosatom wins the bid, including opportunities to springboard into Africa.Even though South Africa has signed nuclear accords with nuclear energy companies from Russia, the US, Japan, South Korea, China, France and soon Canada, many industry insiders see Rosatom as the winning bidder. With a major nuclear deal being signed in Egypt this month and ongoing negotiations with Nigeria, Rosatom hopes to build manufacturing plants in South Africa to benefit from its nuclear push into Africa.About nuclear energyNuclear energy is energy in the nucleus (core) of an atom, explains the National Nuclear Regulator’s website. Atoms are tiny particles that make up every object in the universe. There is enormous energy in the bonds that hold atoms together. Nuclear energy can be used to make electricity.But first the energy must be released. It can be released from atoms in two ways: nuclear fusion and nuclear fission. In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined or fused together to form a larger atom. This is how the sun produces energy. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy. Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to produce electricity.Source: News24Wire and SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Weed Survey thoughts. Did you spray a fall burndown?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most of us have marestail across Ohio. And pretty much all of us have resistant marestail, likely resistant to glyphosate and also likely resistant to the ALS herbicides. And if we all switch to Xtend beans then it will likely also soon be resistant to dicamba. Uh-oh, this is starting to sound bad for the future of soybean weed control. Table 1. The table below shows the number of fields observed in the Ohio Fall Soybean Weed Survey by region, the percent of fields without weeds and weeds observed ranked by appearance.Region of OhioNumber of fields observed% of fields without weedsAppearance by weed; ranked in orderNortheast29626Marestail; grasses; Common lambsquarters; Volunteer corn; and pigweedsEast central7135Marestail; Giant ragweed; Common ragweed; and Redroot pigweedCentral20645Giant ragweed; MarestailNorthwest75546Marestail; Giant ragweed; Common ragweed; grasses; pigweedsWest central71622Giant ragweed; Marestail; Tall waterhemp; Volunteer corn; grassesSouthwest27033Marestail; Giant ragweed; Volunteer corn; common ragweed; pigweeds I take this information below from an article by Mark Loux, from October 2011 regarding Fall Herbicide Treatments. Guess what, it’s the same situation we are in today. Remember fall 2011 — wet with delayed harvest.We have published this same type of information fairly frequently in C.O.R.N. (http://corn.osu.edu), and our suggestions for fall treatments have not really changed much. Herbicides are applied in the fall primarily for control of an existing infestation of winter annuals or marestail, volunteer wheat, biennials (wild carrot, poison hemlock), or cool-season perennials (dandelion, quackgrass, Canada thistle) that are most susceptible to herbicides in the fall. We have already been asked a number of times how late in the fall herbicides can be applied and still be effective. In our research, herbicides seem to be effective for control of winter annuals and biennials well into December. The rate of plant death can slow considerably, but this is not a problem since weeds just have to die by early spring. Control of perennials typically declines in late November or early December though, depending upon weather.We consider the fall herbicide application to be an essential component of an effective marestail management program, although fall is not where the majority of the money should be spent on managing this weed. Even where the herbicides lack residual, the fall treatment seems to enable more effective control of marestail the following season.There is a core group of herbicide treatments that make sense to use in the fall based on their effectiveness and cost, as follows. On biology and control of marestail look over Mark’s website: https://u.osu.edu/osuweeds/, and see the control factsheet.Glyphosate + 2,4-D can be used in the fall prior to any spring crop.It is the most effective of the treatments shown here on grasses, biennials, and perennials.2,4-D + dicamba (premixes = Weedmaster, Brash, etc) can be used prior to corn or soybeans. This combination controls most broadleaf weeds, but is not as effective as glyphosate-based treatments on dandelion or Canada thistle.Canopy EX or DF (or the generics) + 2,4-D can be used prior to soybeans. The only one of the treatments listed here that provides residual control into the following spring/early summer.last_img read more

Government Lab Seeks A Way to Boost Solar Loans

first_imgBoth homeowners and bankers could benefit from an initiative at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory aimed at lowering barriers to more loans for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations.NREL’s “Banking on Solar” program brings together more than 50 financial, energy, and research interests to discuss ways of making it easier for homeowners and businesses to borrow money to install solar systems.While lenders are beginning to offer loan products, NREL said in a news release, some barriers remain.“There are many states where third-party finance is unavailable and there are solar customers who may prefer to own their own systems over leasing them,” NREL analyst Travis Lowder said. “A greater prevalence and diversity of loan products could enable higher rates of solar adoption in these markets.”The group is developing standardized loan documents in residential and commercial markets and educating banks and regulators about the solar market. The idea is to show banks how they can diversity their assets and “invest in a market with high growth potential.”NREL said Banking on Solar would host several webinars in the next couple of months so banks could learn more about solar. Group members also plan on attending upcoming banking conferences.last_img read more