Sibling rivalry lands brothers in court

first_imgTwo brothers were on Wednesday cross charged with assault and abusive language when they appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Joshua Ferreira and Compton Ferreira both pleaded not guilty to the offences, which alleged that on June 20, at David Street, Kitty, Georgetown, they assaulted each other with intent to cause actual bodily harm. It is also alleged that on the same day at the same location, they used abusive language towards each other.According to the prosecution’s case, the two brothers were arguing over a bucket of water after which a fight ensued. Joshua Ferreira while attempting to defend himself took up a knife and threatened his brother, the Prosecution contended.Magistrate Moore ordered a probation officer to examine the matter after which she will report her findings to the court.The men were both placed on self bail and will return to court on June 30.last_img read more

Fired sugar workers describe life of desperation

first_imgWales’ severance criesFormer Wales sugar worker Arvin Bradford has decried the financial strain that has been facing his family over the past year.The Free and Easy, West Bank Demerara (WBD) resident told Guyana Times that since the closure of the estate, he plants his land with cash crops. But, he gave all indications that his life was not what the name of his village suggested as his earnings now were not sufficient to take care of his wife and children.Arvin Bradford, Wales Estate“Twenty years I worked with [Guyana Sugar Corporation] GuySuCo. Right now, I struggling. I got a lil’ piece of land and by time I plant that out, everything done sell out and eat out. Four pickney me got and that not easy to maintain. The smallest one is couple months,” he expressed.He explained that one of his children attended nursery school while the others attended primary school. Bradford contended that not having employment meant that his youngest child was born into a situation of poverty. Bradford said in 2016, he was injured but afterwards he was not offered suitable work or compensation from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).“They forcing people to go to Uitvlugt but I ain’t going nowhere. Here become redundant and they supposed to pay we off. From 2016, I get a head injury while working for GuySuCo; I do a head scan and I ain’t get nothing from NIS,” he stressed.He further explained that he was given a referral by the hospital that he could perform “light labour”, but was not offered such tasks at Wales and he instead opted for severance as the entity was being closed.He said sugar workers were being neglected despite their contribution to Guyana.“It seems to me like cane cutters [are] nothing in this country. I feel neglected because without we, there woulda never be a sugar industry…nobody could get pay, nobody wouldn’t get a job, no sugar to make, no molasses to sell, but the hardest set of workers ain’t getting nothing,” Bradford detailed.He then highlighted that the surrounding Estate villages were suffering as there were “more sellers than buyers”.Despite the calls and even protests by Wales sugar workers and their families, GuySuCo announced earlier this month that those employees were not entitled to their termination benefits. This was declared by acting GuySuCo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Bhim, who maintained that GuySuCo honoured all its obligations regarding the payment of severance at the Wales Estate. He told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that cane cutters were offered jobs at the Uitvlugt Estate and they were at risk of self-termination because of their refusal to take up this offer.However, the workers argued that they were being pressured by GuySuCo when they were aware that the Uitvlugt Estate was located more than 20 miles from Wales. They still contend that this move is contrary to the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act.last_img read more

NEBC Bantam Trackers at Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Bantam Trackers are in Kamloops for the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament from January 2 to the 6 at the McArthur Island Sports Centre.In game one of the Tournament, the Trackers faced the Balgonie Prairie Storm. The Trackers would lose this game 5-1 to the Storm.On Thursday, it was game two of the Tournament for the Trackers as they took on the Pursuit of Excellence Prep. That game would end with the Trackers falling to the POEP 5-2.- Advertisement -Then today (Friday), the Trackers faced the Abbotsford Hawks. The Trackers performed well, winning the game 8-1 over the Hawks.The Trackers are on the ice again tonight as they take on the Comox Valley Chiefs. Game time is 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. MST).For more results, you can visit the Bantam Trackers Facebook page.Advertisementlast_img read more

Five things we learned from the Premier League

first_imgChelsea’s Hazard hard ball pays offLiverpool’s upgrades in the transfer market meant they were expected to push City for the title, but Chelsea’s 100 percent start was not as confidently foreseen after a chaotic summer at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea caved in to Thibaut Courtois’s demands to join Real Madrid, but crucially didn’t do the same for Eden Hazard. The Belgian has starred rather than sulked at not getting his move, scoring a hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Cardiff to take his tally to five goals in just three starts under new manager Maurizio Sarri.Should Chelsea mount an unexpected title challenge, it will be down to their resilience in holding onto Hazard.No let-up from LiverpoolThe Merseyside club won the last of their then-record 18 English titles in 1990 — before the Premier League was formed — but optimism is growing after a statement 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur kept them on maximum points.Manager Jurgen Klopp called it Liverpool’s best game of the season after a surprisingly easy afternoon at Wembley as Spurs struggled to penetrate until Erik Lamela’s injury-time strike.Liverpool have so far amassed a perfect 15 points, trailing Chelsea on goal difference — even without any goals so far from Mohamed Salah, who totted up an astonishing 44 in all competitions last season.Sane and Silva showcase City’s depthManchester City’s Leroy Sane showing his skill in a 3-0 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium © AFP / Oli SCARFFIt says much for the wealth of options on offer to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola that he could afford to leave out last season’s Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane for the first month of the season.Sane scored inside two minutes of his return to the starting line-up in a 3-0 cruise over Fulham on Saturday that kept City nestled just two points behind the leaders. Guardiola has been reportedly keen to improve Sane’s attitude, but the same can’t be said for Bernardo Silva.Bernardo Silva has now become a favourite of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola © AFP / Paul ELLISThe Portuguese had to wait for his time to shine during City’s record-breaking campaign last season, but is currently Guardiola’s main man in midfield with Kevin De Bruyne sidelined by a long-term knee injury.“It’s almost impossible to be more pleased with him (Silva) as a manager,” said Guardiola. “That’s why he deserves to play all the minutes he’s playing.”Mourinho smiles at lastJose Mourinho was relaxed and contented after Manchester United held on to beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday — a million miles away from his spikiness of recent weeks.He singled out Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku for praise and even spoke warmly of the match officials when asked about the late sending-off of Nemanja Matic. “I don’t know,” he said. “The only thing I know is that (referee) Mike Dean was very good and the assistants were very good.”And he drew a laugh when he joked about goal-scorer Chris Smalling’s new haircut. “He was good,” Mourinho said. “The only thing I don’t like in Chris at this moment is the haircut but I am nobody to tell him that.”Hammers’ faith rewardedLife is not as lonely for Manuel Pellegrini after West Ham’s 3-1 win away to Everton © AFP / Paul ELLISSuch is the febrile atmosphere of the Premier League, there was speculation that new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini, despite being given £100 million ($129 million) to spend on players in pre-season, might be sacked after starting the campaign with a run of four straight defeats.But a 3-1 win away to Everton on Sunday quelled those concerns, at least for the time being, and gave the Chilean an extra reason to celebrate his 65th birthday.As a former Manchester City manager, Pellegrini is aware of the rollercoaster nature of life in the Premier League, but victory at Goodison Park allowed him to proclaim a long-term vision for the east London club. “We score goals and always try to continue scoring goals. I saw the players working every day of the week… I am convinced and the players are convinced.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their third goal in a 4-1 win at home to Cardiff © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 16 – Both Chelsea and Liverpool maintained their perfect starts to the English top-flight season with wins over Cardiff and Tottenham respectively, while West Ham climbed off the bottom of the table with a 3-1 success away to Everton that gave them a first league victory under manager Manuel Pellegrini.Here are five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend:last_img read more

‘He deserves respect!’ Arsenal fans hit back at the ‘Wenger Out!’ brigade

first_img Arsene Wenger is under fire at Arsenal Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal future is a topic that seems to have divided the club’s fans, as a mixture of poor results and lack of success continue to fuel the ‘Wenger Out’ brigade, but as always there are two sides to every debate and for every Wenger detractor, there are fervent supporters.Below are just a handful of the Gooners who continue to back the under-fire Frenchman.Do you think Wenger should stay or go? Comment below… 1last_img

Fees can eat up your 401(k)

first_imgBy now if you are investing in a 401(k) or similar workplace retirement plan, you know that the ups and downs of the stock market or economy can affect the returns of your investment portfolio. You may know that it’s important to diversify, spreading your money among various investment options so if one company or industry suffers, your entire portfolio doesn’t suffer along with it. But many investors still don’t understand how fees charged by their portfolio managers fit into the investment picture. They may know that fees play a part in their return, but they still haven’t really paid much attention to the charges they incur from the people handling their retirement investments. A recent survey conducted for AARP found that 83percent of 401(k) plan participants did not know how much they pay in fees and expenses related to their plan. The survey – “401(k) Participants’ Awareness and Understanding of Fees” – also found that more than half of 401(k) plan participants didn’t feel they knew enough about the effects that fees can have on their retirement savings. “With Americans more responsible than ever for making better choices to secure their financial futures, financial literacy and an understanding about those decisions is increasingly important,” said David Certner, legislative counsel and policy director for AARP. “Consumers need to get more informed and ask questions.” And there are many fees to consider. As AARP points out, 401(k) plans generally include three types of fees: investment, administrative and individual. These fees range from covering daily management of the investment to operational expenses to charges for individual services, such as when you take out a loan. How much of a difference can fees make? Look at this example by the federal Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). Let’s say you have 35 years until retirement and a 401(k) account balance of $25,000. If the returns on your investments average 7percent and fees and expenses reduce your average returns by 0.5 percent, your account balance will grow to $227,000 at retirement, even if you didn’t contribute another penny. But what if the fees and expenses were 1.5 percent? Your account balance would grow to only $163,000. That 1 percent difference in fees and expenses would reduce your account balance at retirement by 28 percent. EBSA has put together a booklet with an explanation of the various 401(k) fees. If you do nothing else, read this publication. There is a helpful 401(k) fee checklist. It’s available on the Internet at /401k_employee.html. Here are some other tips recommended by AARP: Ask questions. Talk to the benefits office at your job, and ask about any fees associated with your investment choices. Then compare the fees of various funds similar to the ones you have selected. If you see that the fees are high, complain to your company. Ask your company to review the fees and fight to make them switch to an investment company offering lower costs. Curb the fees by limiting hardship withdrawals or the loans you take out on your retirement account. This, of course, means you have to save – you don’t want to use your retirement account as your emergency money. Consider investing in no-load mutual funds in your company-sponsored retirement plan. Consider index funds. These funds have lower costs and are composed of stocks that mirror a certain index such as the S&P 500. I know. I’m telling you one more annoying thing you must do. But the burden shouldn’t be entirely on plan participants. We are entitled to a simple way to determine what we are being charged. How about something akin to when we go to the store? When we buy a shirt or a box of cereal, a price tag clearly marks what we are going to be charged. The same should be true for the price we pay for the funds we select for our retirement portfolio. AARP has urged EBSA to require better fee disclosure by plan administrators. This summer, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., introduced the 401(k) Fair Disclosure for Retirement Security Act of 2007. The legislation also would require plan administrators to disclose, in clear and simple terms, all fees charged to plan participants each year. The bottom line is that fees do matter. There has to be a concerted effort by government and the companies sponsoring these plans to create better transparency and disclosure of fees. Listen to Michelle Singletary discuss personal finance every Tuesday on NPR’s “Day to Day.” To hear her reports online go to She can be reached at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20071, or at singletarym@ local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

TRANSFER BATTLE! Tottenham and Fiorentina go head-to-head to sign Barca defender

first_imgTottenham and Fiorentina could enter a bidding war for Barcelona defender Marc Bartra, according to reports in Italy.Bartra is almost certainly going to leave the Nou Camp this summer after making just four La Liga starts for Luis Enrique’s side last term.According to Tuttosport, Fiorentina are planning major changes to their back-line this summer and have placed the Spain defender at the top of their shopping list.The 25-year-old’s release-clause currently stands at £6.1million and Barcelona could receive multiple offers with Spurs and Fiorentina willing to table bids.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is chasing another centre-half as he prepares the club for Champions League football next season and has identified Bartra as the ideal man to provide competition for Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld next season. Bartra made just four league starts for Barca last season 1last_img read more

A personal tribute to Hugh Masekela, Prof Keorapetse “Willie” Kgositsile and Rica Hodgson

first_imgHonorary Consul Anne Page writes a personal tribute to the three late South African greats: Hugh Masekela, Prof Keorapetse “Willie” Kgositsile and Rica Hodgson.Almost never seen without his trusty trumpet, Hugh Masekela was more than just a legendary South African musician, he was a global iconoclast who celebrated his continent and its people through his music. Masekela died in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23 January 2018. (Image: Wikipedia)By Anne Page, Honorary Consul for South Africa in the East of EnglandI am feeling blue at the death of Hugh Masekela, world-renowned musician, and personal friend. It is hard for those of us for whom the struggle years lasted longer than the born-free years have yet done. We are all into old age now, and meet too often at funerals.Hugh’s death comes too soon after those, also this month, of Poet Laureate Professor William Kgositsile, and anti-apartheid champion Rica Hodgson. Hugh and Rica were specially connected to the UK, Hugh and Bra Willie to the United States.All three of these distinguished South Africans began their lives of struggle at home. They moved into exile. They continued the struggle, but so differently. Each used their own platforms to alert the world to apartheid. Each was lucky enough to be able to return to the new South Africa, and continue contributing to the country’s development.Hugh should need no introduction, even to young readers. His music continued to give joy to millions around the world until last year when illness attacked him irrevocably. It was here in Suffolk, East Anglia, that I last heard him perform, at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 18 months ago. I watched him, as ever, seduce an audience new to him, young and old, with his music, his wit, and his politics.I heard him play several times with the London Symphony Orchestra and London youth choirs. I heard him do a marvellous charity gig for Johannesburg’s Trevor Huddleston Centre, in St James, Piccadilly. There he gave a trumpet to a young Londoner, and said he hoped it would bring him the same luck he had been blessed with when Trevor gave him his first trumpet.Best of all, I heard him when he arrived late, delayed by planes, one evening at South Africa House. This was for the London tribute to Oliver Tambo. People had left, with the last few just chatting, far from the basement stage. I looked up and saw Hugh charge in and down the stairs all anxious because he was late. At once he saw the event was practically over. But, un-greeted, not even noticed, he rushed through to the empty hall, got up on the stage, and blew his heart out for Oliver.Only last November, the Festival Hall was jammed to hear him together with another South African musical legend, Abdullah Ibrahim — but Hugh had to cancel. The illness had taken hold by then.On January 11, Rica Hodgson died at 97.She helped prepare the 1956 Congress of the People. ‪She was also a leader at the women’s march against pass laws, that same year. ‬In 1957, following the arrest of 156 leaders, she became fund-raiser and secretary of the Treason Trial Defence Fund and later, for the Johannesburg branch of the Defence and Aid Fund. In 1959, she was secretary for the musical production King Kong that sought to promote black jazz musicians and non-racial performances.She was detained during the 1960 state of emergency. In 1962, she and her husband Jack were placed under house arrest. They left the country illegally in mid-1963 and from 1964 to 1981, Rica worked full-time for the Defence and Aid Fund in London, heading the Welfare Section, covertly channelling money for the defence of political prisoners and the support of their families. Rica was much involved with the development of the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College, established by the ANC in Tanzania after the Soweto Uprising. Eventually she returned home to become personal assistant to Rivonia trialist Walter Sisulu at the ANC’s headquarters.Professor Keorapetse William Kgositsile, born 1938 and also known by his pen name Bra Willie, was a poet and political activist. He lived in exile in the United States from 1962 until 1975. Kgositsile was one of the first to bridge the gap between African poetry and Black poetry in the United States. He later went to live in Africa, was prominent in the arts and cultural work of the ANC in Zambia, and on returning home, was made Poet Laureate in 2006, successor to another distinguished UK- and American-based returnee from exile, Mazisi Kunene.The lives of these great South Africans are recorded more fully elsewhere. All leave us a legacy of commitment to South Africa’s future, perhaps just now more clearly back on track. In this year of the Mandela Centenary, we must all continue their work.About Anne PageAnne Page is Honorary Consul for South Africa in the East of England. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, she returned to London in the early 1960s. Founding editor of Anti- Apartheid News, she worked with and came to know many political exiles. Her full story is recorded in the official archives of the Anti Apartheid Movement, link here.last_img read more

U.S. beef, pork exports sluggish in May

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After an encouraging performance in April, exports of U.S. beef and pork lost momentum in May, falling below year-ago levels in both volume and value according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).Beef exports moved counter-seasonally lower in May, dropping 14% from a year ago to 88,466 metric tons (mt). Export value dipped lower year-over-year for the first time since January, reaching only $556.7 million (down 6%). For January through May, exports totaled 430,393 mt, down 10% from the same period in 2014. Export value remained ahead of last year’s pace at $2.68 billion (up 2%).January-May beef exports equated to 13% of total beef production and 10% for muscle cuts only — down from 14% and 10.6%, respectively, last year. Export value per head of fed slaughter averaged $291.70, up 9% from a year ago.Pork exports totaled 184,865 mt in May, down 2% from a year ago, while value slipped 18% to $489.2 million. Through the first five months of 2015, pork exports were down 6% in volume (910,967 mt) and 15% in value ($2.42 billion) from the same period last year.January-May pork exports equated to 25% of total production and 21% for muscle cuts only — down from 28% and 23%, respectively, a year ago. Pork export value per head slaughtered averaged $51.39, down 19% from the first five months of 2014. Korea a bright spot for U.S. beefBeef exports to South Korea remained strong in May, increasing 5% from a year ago in volume (9,740 mt) and 11% in value ($64.8 million). This pushed January-May exports to Korea 4% higher in volume (48,568 mt) and 9% higher in value ($341.9 million). The market could see a short-term slowdown, however, due to the toll the recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has taken on consumer spending in Korea. MERS was first diagnosed in Korea on May 20, but became a major public health concern in early June.“Although MERS is not a food safety issue, its impact on Korea’s restaurant sector was dramatic in June,” said Philip Seng, USMEF President and CEO. “Fortunately our staff in Korea reports that the situation has improved significantly this month, with consumer activity beginning to return to normal. We expect beef demand in the Korean market — which is one of our strongest performers in 2015 — to rebound fairly quickly.”Another bullish factor is Korea’s domestic beef prices, which soared to near-term highs in June, reflecting relatively tight supplies.Results for U.S. beef in other Asian markets have been mixed so far in 2015, with most struggling to keep pace with last year’s import volumes. Exports to Japan slumped in May, falling 10% from a year ago in volume (17,964 mt) and 15% in value ($106.9 million). Through May, exports to Japan remained modestly higher than a year ago at 88,936 mt (up 2%) valued at $564.6 million (up 3%).Other January-May results for U.S. beef included: Exports to Hong Kong fell 17% in volume (49,264 mt) and 8% in value ($370.4 million).Export value to Taiwan managed a solid increase ($117.5 million, up 13%) despite a 5% decline in volume (12,321 mt).Although exports to the ASEAN region were down 23% in volume (9,155 mt), export value was still up 14% to $63.5 million. Major destinations performed well, with exports exceeding year-ago levels to the Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore. The regional drop in export volume was mostly due to a sharp decline in exports to Indonesia (624 mt, down 85%), driven in large part by restrictive import regulations and a severely weakened currency. While beef export value has managed to stay in positive territory in most Asian markets, Seng cautions that the U.S. industry faces a volatile business climate.“Lack of access to China, which never reopened after the 2003 BSE case, is definitely holding back our export growth,” he said. “China is a burgeoning market that impacts prices and product flow throughout a large region and its influence on global beef trade is growing rapidly. Exporting to China would significantly expand the presence of U.S. beef in Asia, but we remain on the sidelines as our competitors gain a stronger foothold.”Just four years ago, China’s beef imports totaled only $112 million for an entire calendar year. Through May of this year, imports exceeded $700 million — up 17% from the record pace of 2014. Primary suppliers are Australia, Uruguay, New Zealand and Argentina. Pork exports slip to mainstay destinations Japan, MexicoAfter a relatively strong performance in April, pork exports to Japan and Mexico took a step back in May. Export volume to Japan dipped 9% from a year ago to 39,340 mt, while value was down 18% to $152.9 million. Through the first five months of the year, exports to Japan were down 11% in volume (189,188 mt) and 18% in value ($705.2 million).May exports to Mexico were the lowest in 19 months at 53,186 mt, down 6% from a year ago. Export value fell by nearly one-third to $95.1 million. For January through May, exports to Mexico remained 5% ahead of last year’s pace in volume (291,184 mt) but were down 17% in value ($508.7 million), reflecting the decline in pork prices from last year’s record levels.Other January-May results for U.S. pork included: Exports to Korea cooled slightly in May but remain on a very strong pace, with volume up 38% to 95,686 mt and value up 37% to $285.1 million. Pork demand also took a short-term hit due to MERS, but should be strong in coming months as domestic production is taking longer than expected to recover from the impact of recent outbreaks of PEDV and FMD. Korea’s domestic pork carcass prices edged slightly lower June but still averaged $2.40 per pound — among the highest in the world.Growth to Honduras and Guatemala offset smaller volumes to Colombia, resulting in steady volume to Central/South America (51,257 mt). Export value was down 3% to $132.8 million. The outlook for this region looks positive as exports to Colombia gained momentum in May and shipments to Honduras and Guatemala have surged even higher in recent weeks.Limited access to China, which only a small number of U.S. pork plants are eligible to serve, continues to dampen exports to the China/Hong Kong region — a critical destination for selected pork and pork variety meat items, especially with China’s hog prices hitting multi-year highs. Export volume was down 21% from a year ago to 130,525 mt and value fell 26% to $273.6 million. The European Union is dominating the region’s imported pork market, accounting for nearly 70% of pork entering China/Hong Kong.Exports to the ASEAN region were down sharply, falling 51% in volume (16,200 mt) and 58% in value ($35.5 million) on lower shipments to the Philippines and Singapore. “The tremendous influx of lower-priced European pork has reshaped the competitive landscape in Asia,” Seng said. “The European industry has aggressively targeted Japan and China, successfully capturing market share. But we’re also seeing a significant impact in smaller markets such as the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia, and Korea continues to be a strong destination for European pork. While this surge was prompted by the closure of the Russian market, this is not a short-term phenomenon. There has been a significant transition in global pork trade patterns and we expect it to have a lasting impact.”Russia was traditionally the largest destination for EU pork, but suspended imports in January 2014 due to African swine fever. Russia also included pork from the EU, U.S. and Canada in the trade embargo imposed last year as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Russia recently announced that it would extend this embargo through June 2016, meaning that large supplies of European pork will continue to flow to other markets. The weakened euro – currently down about 22% year-over-year versus the U.S. dollar – has also bolstered the competitiveness of EU pork. May lamb exports rebound slightly, but remain lower year-over-yearAfter hitting a low point for the year in April, May lamb exports rebounded to some degree, reaching 901 mt (steady with last year) valued at $1.68 million (down 29%). Through May, 2015 exports were down 18% in volume (3,679 mt) and 26% in value ($8.27 million) from a year ago. While lamb exports have achieved promising growth in emerging markets in the Middle East and the Caribbean, these gains were offset by sharp declines to Canada and Mexico.last_img read more

Unverferth introduces NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces its entry into the liquid fertilizer placement market with its new NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator. The NutriMax applicator helps ensure optimum crop performance through the precise placement of nutrients when most needed by the plants during periods of high growth.The NutriMax applicator also features a rugged design for high-speed operation and an extra-tall 36” of toolbar crop clearance for a longer application window.  The patent-pending side-folding toolbar provides a best-in-class narrow transport width of 14’9”.The toolbar is available in sizes of 60’, 66’, 88’ and 90’. The 60’ model folds to 40’ for dual-width application. The center frame section is constructed of dual, 5”x 7” tubes and single 6” x 6” tube on the outer wings for enhanced durability.The side-folding toolbar design raises the coulters on the mid-section to achieve the narrow transport width and the hydraulic wing-tilt feature automatically raises the boom to 15˚ above parallel for minimizing crop damage while turning. The center section of the boom features 18” of clearance when raised and frame clearance of 26”.Undercarriage choices include an adjustable axle from 88” to 140” to accommodate a variety of single and/or dual wheel sizes and row crop spacing. The NutriMax applicator is also available with 14”-wide Equalizer tracks featuring exclusive patent-pending cambering from front-to-rear and side-to-side with an adjustable tread width from 88” to 144”.Heavy-duty, six-bolt coulters are mounted with cast iron clamps for optimum performance and the user’s choice of straight or wavy coulters and injection nozzles or knife injectors to meet specific needs.  Row spacings of 20”, 22” and 30” are available to match a variety of cropping practices.Models are available in capacities of 2,600 or 1,800 gallons with a specially designed triple sump for complete cleanout and optimum material flow. Undercarriage and wings feature a durable powder-coat finish of red or green along with a gray tank.Options include an inductor system for easily adding micronutrients from ground level and a steerable-hitch system for added steering control on end rows to minimize crop damage during turns.For additional information, growers are encouraged to check with their nearest Unverferth dealer or visit for complete details.last_img read more