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first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Frank Watson explains why adding mulch to new plant material is essential, especially during Georgia’s drought conditions.last_img

Vermont Yankee expects to have contract by Friday, House Energy Committee passes clean-up costs bill

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Entergy Vice President Jay Thayer told the House Natural Resources Committee last Friday that Entergy will have a proposal for the Vermont utilities by the end of this week. Thayer had previously told the Legislature that a contract proposal would be presented before the break for Town Meeting in early March. Legislative leaders have indicated that lawmakers would not take up a bill to extend the Vermont Yankee contract beyond 2012 until Entergy presented a contract. Even now, the leaders are skeptical that a bill would move forward so late in this year’s session.Also on Friday, the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee passed a bill protecting Vermont taxpayers from Vermont Yankee clean-up costs by requiring the owner of the plant to fully fund the facility s decommissioning.”Vermont taxpayers need to know that they won t have to pick up the tab for cleaning up the Vermont Yankee plant if it doesn’t continue to operate beyond 2012,” said House Speaker Shap Smith. “Entergy needs to live up to its obligation to clean up after itself, which is what this bill ensures.”The bill requires Vermont Yankee s parent company to make installment payments to fill the decommissioning fund if the plant does not continue to operate past 2012. If the plant closes in 2012, the owners will be required to make payments to fill the fund in 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2020.”Now more than ever, given the economic crisis and the instability on Wall Street, we need to ensure Vermonters and Vermont businesses don t have to pay upwards of a billion dollars to clean up the nuclear plant if it ends operation in 2012,” said House Natural Resources and Energy Chair Tony Klein.The committee vote was 8-2-1.last_img read more

Hattie Rose Dossman

first_imgHattie Rose Dossman was stillborn November 20, 2019 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.  She is survived by her parents Katelyn Amberger and Tim Dossman; brother Walter Dossman, all of Indianapolis; maternal grandparents Kathy and Doug Amberger of Batesville; paternal grandparents Chris and Jim Dossman of Indianapolis; maternal great grandparents Connie and Paul Deal, Elaine and Bill Amberger, all of Batesville as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Pauline and James Dossman and Agnes and Leo Auberry.  Visitation and services are private.  For online condolences go to read more

ICC World Cup Carlos Brathwaite’s 4/63 helps West Indies to end 2019 World Cup campaign on high

first_img New Delhi: Shai Hope’s 77 off 92 along with the brilliance of Carlos Brathwaite’s 4/63 helps West Indies end World Cup 2019 on high. Batting first, West Indies scored 311 runs on the board with three batsmen scoring half-centuries. In reply, Rahmat Shah and Ikram Ali notched 133 runs partnership for the first wicket. However, once the duo departed, Afghanistan team looked all over the place and eventually fell short by 23 runs at Headingley in Leeds. With this, the campaign for two sides end here. It has been a forgettable tournament for two sides, especially Afghanistan, who failed to win a single game. However, the intent was there and they will surely comeout being a better side in years to come.For West Indies, while batting the start wasn’t good for them as Chris Gayle, playing his last World Cup game, got out for seven to Dawlat Zadran. Evin Lewis and Shai Hope  steadied the ship and added 78 runs for the second wicket. Rashid Khan nipped out Lewis with a half-tracker to separate the duo. Shimron Hetmyer joined Hope and carried on the good work.The pair added 65 runs after which Dawlat Zadran bounced out Hetmyer. To add to Windies’ agony, Mohammad Nabi removed Hope and all off a sudden, they had two new batsmen- Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder in the middle. However, they didn’t allow the pressure to mount and stitched together a stand of 105 runs off 69 deliveries. Their onslaught helped the Caribbean team notch a significant 311 for six in the 50 overs.Afghanistan ends World Cup winlessThe Afghans didn’t start well as Gulbadin Naib perished to an ugly hoick off Kemar Roach. Thereafter, Rahmat Shah and Ikram Ali Khil built some momentum with a priceless 133-run stand, though the required rate kept climbing. At the age of 18, Khil became the youngest wicketkeeper with a World Cup fifty. Carlos Brathwaite nipped out Shah to give Windies a breather. Khil was looking good for a ton before Gayle trapped him in front.Mohammad Nabi gave Roach his second wicket in the quest to up the ante. Roach got rid of the in-form Samiullah Shinwari as well. Asghar Afghan tried his heart out with a 32-ball 40 after which Carlos Brathwaite removed him. In the last five overs, the Caribbeans needed 57 runs but had only three wickets in hand. Brathwaite got rid of Rashid and Dawlat to pick up a four-wicket haul and carved the triumph for Holder’s men. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img Shai Hope was awarded as man-of-the-match.West Indies won their second game in World Cup 2019. Afghanistan ended the tournament with nine losses. last_img read more