Strawberry time

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaTax season is also strawberry season in Georgia, and this year, growers expect a bountiful supply.”It looks to be a great year for strawberries, due to the mild, dry conditions we’ve had,” said Gerard Krewer, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Depending on what part of the state you live in, harvests are either under way or soon to be.”Pick red or mostly redUnlike blueberries, which are primarily grown in the south Georgia, strawberries are grown statewide, Krewer said. When you pick your own berries, he said, get the ones that are red or mostly red.”A berry with a green tip will ripen, but the sweetest berries are those that are fully red at picking,” he said. “Push back the leaves of the plant to reveal the succulent berries that are tucked into the canopy.”Strawberry grower Sheila Rice of Ashburn, Ga., challenges consumers to put Georgia berries to the test. “If you’re used to berries from the grocery store, visit a you-pick farm and compare the berries,” she said.”There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh strawberry picked right out of the field,” she said. “Nothing against California, but the ones in the grocery store have to be picked so early that the taste really suffers.”Sixty-plus farms across GeorgiaRice said strawberries from you-pick farms are averaging $1.25 a pound this season. She suggests you pick extra berries and store some of the harvest in your home freezer.”You just wash them, slice them and freeze them,” she said. “My kids love eating strawberries all winter long.”You can find the nearest of 62 pick-your-own strawberry farms from the grower list at www.smallfruits.org/Strawberries/Marketing.htm.Any grower who wants to be added to the list can call the local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Danish pension fund PFA poaches chief executive from asset manager

first_img“So Allan has a lot of experience with both pensions and investment,” Askær said.For his part, Polack described the new role as a dream job.“PFA has shown great strength over many years recently,” he said, adding that, at the same time, the company had the potential to achieve more.“PFA stands on a solid foundation and is in the process of exciting developments in a range of areas, and I am pleased to be allowed to be involved in the process and hopefully contribute to it with my knowledge and experience.”Polack started as chief executive at Nordea Asset Management in 2007.Before that, he was group director at Nordea Life & Pensions from 2002, having previously had many positions within the Nordea group.He holds various directorships within the Nordea group, as well as being on the boards of EFAMA (the European Fund and Asset Management Association) and SEI (the Stockholm Environment Institute), but is set to leave all Nordea directorships by the beginning of April, according to PFA.Heideby led PFA for 13 years.In October, the company said he had resigned to take on more directorships and give strategic advice.Askær praised him in December for having made a real difference at the company, having taken on the top role in 2001 – a time when PFA had serious economic problems.However, in the previous few months, Heideby had come in for harsh public criticism over a potential conflict of interest.Askær had subsequently called on him to explain how and why PFA was using an advertising agency partly owned by Heideby’s son. Denmark’s largest commercial pension fund PFA has ended uncertainty over its future leadership by appointing Nordea Asset Management chief executive Allan Polack to take the helm at the beginning of April.The current chief executive of the DKK417bn (€56n) mutual pensions provider Henrik Heideby officially left his job on 22 December and was replaced temporarily by Jon Johnsen while the company set about appointing a permanent leader.PFA’s chairman Svend Askær said: “Allan’s professional background, experience and the set of values he comes with suit PFA really well.”He pointed out that Polack had been both chief executive of Nordea Life & Pensions as well as most recently being the overall chief of Nordea Asset Management.last_img read more

Formula 1 reaches deal to hold the Miami Grand Prix in May 2021

first_img 10 months ago F1 News: Mercedes emerge victorious in 2019 Constructors’ Championship Written By Devika Pawar LIVE TV COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago Formula 1: At 1.88 seconds, this world record-breaking pit stop is nothing short of an Olympic-level feat FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 16:38 IST Formula 1 Reaches Deal To Hold The Miami Grand Prix In May 2021 After approval from the local government, Miami will host the Formula 1 Grand Pix in May 2021. The sport announced a deal with the Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday. 11 months ago Michael Schumacher regains consciousness after stem cell therapy? Formula 1 confirmed on Tuesday that the exciting motorsport event will be back in action at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium from May 2021 onwards. F1’s top management has signed a deal with the USA city to bring back the event there, after it has been scrapped for the last few years due to objections raised from local businesses and residents. As a result, the recently signed deal includes the Grand Prix race financing the construction of a new race track at the Hard Rock Stadium.Also read | Formula 1: Ferrari’s Vettel Calls For Return Of Traditional Chequered FlagsFormula 1 Miami Grand Prix will take place in May 2021The racetrack for the Miami Grand Prix will now be built on the grounds of the Hard Rock Stadium. The stadium is owned by real estate mogul and the NFL’s Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross. It is also the Dolphins’ home stadium. According to USA media reports, Ross will be funding the construction of the track primarily till the race takes place. The race track will be custom made and cost around $40 million. Also read | F1 2019: Lewis Hamilton-led Mercedes Dominate Formula One CircuitDolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel and Formula One’s managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches released a joint statement regarding the deal. They said that they are thrilled that Formula 1 and Hard Rock Stadium have now reached an agreement and the stadium will host its first-ever Miami Grand Prix. As Formula 1 has an annual economic impact of more than $400 million, the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix will only be beneficial for South Florida’s economy. They also expressed their gratitude towards the fans, elected officials and the tourism industry, who were patient and supportive throughout the process. Also read | F1, Japanese GP: Valtteri Bottas Fends Off Sebastian VettelThe Miami Grand Prix will be the second Grand Prix in USA after the one in Austin, Texas. However, the plan is expected to face opposition from the residents of Miami Gardens. The approval of the Miami-Dade County Commission will be required to proceed. Should the race take place, Formula 1 will have a record 22 Grand Prixs in 2020 considering that Hanoi, Vietnam has already been added as a new venue in the FIA-approved calendar.Also read | F1 News: Mercedes Emerge Victorious In 2019 Constructors’ Championship WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Michael Schumacher update: Formula 1 legend in Paris for cell therapy 11 months ago Cars taken from African leader ’s son worth $18.5M at auction First Published: 16th October, 2019 16:38 ISTlast_img read more