Lampard could face West Ham

first_imgFrank Lampard has an outside chance of recovering from injury ahead of Manchester City’s visit to another of his old clubs West Ham on Saturday. Press Association Meanwhile, it has emerged that Manchester City’s new state-of-the-art training centre could be used by Lampard’s club New York City FC for a pre-season camp in January. That could benefit City by allowing the midfielder to extend his loan spell at the Etihad deeper in to the new year than was first envisaged. The new MLS franchise is part-owned by City’s owner Sheikh Mansour and the new Etihad Campus in Manchester, built at a cost of £200million, is one of a number of options for New York City as a base for pre-season training. Sources say that Lampard’s loan spell will play no part in any decision of the venue for the training camp, however. Lampard was voted City’s player of the month for September by fans and has scored a number of important goals for the club. He also won a penalty against Tottenham last weekend. City boss Manuel Pellegrini said last week he was not surprised by how well Lampard has been performing. “For me it is maybe not a surprise because I know his quality,” said the City manager. “When you are the age of Frank Lampard you are not able to play three games in a week but when you have so great a player, you can resolve a lot of problems that we have during the game and I think that Frank is doing these duties at this moment. I am very happy with him.” center_img The 36-year-old missed the Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow after being carried from the field on a stretcher against Tottenham last Saturday, but his injury is not a serious one. It is understood he remains a doubt for the West Ham game with a thigh muscle injury but if he does miss the match he should be back for next week. last_img read more

Donegal launch for amazing ‘This Man’s Wee Boy’ book

first_imgTony Doherty’s This Man’s Wee Boy, an acclaimed memoir of growing up in the Brandywell area of Derry in the 1960s and 70s will receive its Donegal launch in The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana on October 7th at 7pm.This Man’s Wee Boy is a uniquely-crafted memoir of the author’s early childhood (1967–1972), the third oldest in a working-class Catholic family from the Brandywell in Derry.Written with the authentic voice of a child, this snapshot of his young life unfolds in a series of stories evoking the innocence of childhood, family dynamic and tensions, street friendships and characters, the onset of civil strife, and a family protecting itself from conflict, with CS gas coming in through the door and tracer bullets flying past the windows.. Described as ‘a treasure’, it draws the reader into a child’s world, his innocent view of the harsh reality of life and the horrifying events unfolding around him.It has bags of humour and paints a picture of a lost world of children running wild in play, unsupervised by or worried over by adults. The book is also very moving, to the point of provoking tears at the end.About the authorTony DohertyTony Doherty was instrumental in setting up the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign in 1992, which led in 2010 to the exoneration of his father and the others killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday, and to a public apology from the British Prime Minister in the House of Commons. He has worked extensively in community regeneration in Derry, is a member of the Big Lottery Fund’s NI Committee and is currently Regional Coordinator for Northern Ireland’s Healthy Living Centre Alliance. What has been said about the book:‘It’s a wonderful memoir. So simple, so truthful and, at the end, so profoundly moving.’ – Jimmy McGovern, screenwriter“An emotive memoir of childhood and a valuable social history of Derry.” – Freya McClements, Irish Times‘An inspirational memoir. The voice of innocence never slips. I was in awe!’ – Sue Leonard, Irish ExaminerDonegal launch for amazing ‘This Man’s Wee Boy’ book was last modified: September 30th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Health from Unlikely Sources: Poison and Scum

first_img“Everything in moderation,” health professionals remind us during the holidays.  Some things, however, none of us would have wanted at all – till scientists found there was treasure in them.    Botulinum toxin (botox), for instance, is one of the deadliest of biological poisons, but by now everyone knows it is being put to good use in cosmetic surgery.  A news release on EurekAlert announced that botox is useful for more than just “ironing wrinkles.”  In addition to treating excessive sweating or reducing skin wrinkles, “it is also a highly effective natural substance that normalizes muscle activity and can be used to reduce pain and itch.”  Doctors keep finding new uses for botox at both ends of the digestive tract.    Another article on EurekAlert announced a promising substance in “pond scum” that might lead to a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  A substance in Nostoc, a cyanobacterium, shows potent activity as a cholinesterase inhibitor.  If so, it might help slow the degradation of mental and memory functions in those suffering from the degenerative disease.Science should not only help us understand the natural world, but find ways to improve the human condition.  Sir Francis Bacon echoed Jesus’ teaching that a tree is known by its fruit.  A good science will produce good fruit: in the case of science, increased health and prosperity for humans in ways that improve the environment (compare with the fruit of Darwinism: see 11/30/2005).  We should look at the world like a treasure hunt, the way George Washington Carver did.  Things that seem dangerous, ugly or boring sometimes prove to contain hidden treasures.    These two stories owe nothing to Darwin.  Evolutionists would have us believe that everything is out for itself, trying to propagate its own genes at the expense of its neighbors.  Darwinism sees a world of fierce competition, with cooperation only useful occasionally, but with selfishness as the highest good.  Creationism sees a biosphere made for man and the other organisms.  Design-based science could scour the world for cures while adding to the store of human natural knowledge.  Design science sans Darwinism has the intellectual foundation to usher in a new scientific revolution.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Bergbau und Mineralien in Sudafrika

first_imgSudafrika, auch Schatztruhe der Welt genannt, verfugt uber reichhaltige mineralische Bodenschatze. Das Land produziert und besitzt einen erheblichen Anteil aller Mineralien weltweit.Sudafrikas Reichtum sind die schier unerschopflichen Bodenschatze: fast 90% der Platin-Vorkommen, 80% der Mangan-Vorkommen, 73% der Chrom-Vorkommen, 45% der Vanadium-Vorkommen und 41% der Gold-Vorkommen befinden sich hier. Nur Rohol und Bauxit kann das Land nicht bieten.Das Land ist ein fuhrender Produzent von Edelmetallen wie Gold und Platin, aber auch von Basismetallen und Kohle. Es ist der viertgroßte Diamantenhersteller, wobei Experten davon ausgehen, dass es immer noch potentielle weitere Vorkommen in Gebieten gibt, die noch nicht voll erschlossen sind.Stellenwert in der WirtschaftSudafrikas war uber ein Jahrhundert lang der weltweit großte Goldproduzent, wurde jedoch 2007 von China ubertroffen. Gold, einst der Schlusselfaktor in der sudafrikanischen Wirtschaft, hat an Bedeutung eingebußt, da die Wirtschaft des Landes vielfaltiger geworden ist.Allerdings ist der Bergbau in Sudafrika immer noch ein essentieller Wirtschaftsfaktor und Edelmetalle stellen 65% des Mineralienexports des Landes, was 21% des Gesamtwarenexportes 2006 entspricht. Das Land liefert 80% des Platins auf der Welt.Die Bergbauindustrie ist ebenfalls Sudafrikas großter Arbeitgeber mit uber 460.000 Beschaftigten und weiteren 400.000 weiteren Angestellten bei Zulieferern und unterstutzenden Dienstleistern.WandelDie Besitzverhaltnisse, der Zugang und der Abbau der mineralischen Bodenschatze des Landes wird im Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002 geregelt. Dieses Gesetz erklart den Staat zum Sachwalter uber diese Bodenschatze.Wandel ist eines der Hauptprobleme, mit dem der sudafrikanische Bergbau konfrontiert wird. Ein gleichberechtigter Zugang zu mineralischen Bodenschatzen wurde gesetzlich festgeschrieben. Eine erhebliche Beteiligung von bisher benachteiligten Gruppen ist der Gegenstand der brancheneigenen Verpflichtungserklarung im Zuge des “Black Economic Empowerment” (BEE).Derzeit sind uber 70% der Arbeitskrafte in dieser Industrie schwarz, davon allerdings nicht einmal 5% in leitenden Positionen. Die Regierung hat Vorgaben erlassen. Bis 209 wird von allen Bergbaugesellschaften erwartet, dass 40% der leitenden Positionen mit bislang benachteiligten Sudafrikanern zu besetzen sind.Weitere Zielvorgaben fur dien nachsten 10 Jahre sehen den Transfer von 26% der Bergbauanteile an Gesellschaften in schwarzem Besitz, und die Gewahrleistung, dass 51% aller zukunftigen Bergbauprojekte von Unternehmen in schwarzem Besitz kontrolliert werden.StarkenAls eines der Hauptbergbaulander zahlt Sudafrika hohe fachliche Kompetenz im Technik- und Produktionsbereich sowie umfangreiche Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit zu seinen Starken.Das Land hat im Weltvergleich erstklassige Verarbeitungsanlagen fur Kohlenstoffstahl, Edelstahl und die Aluminiumindustrie, neben Gold und Platin. Sudafrika ist ebenfalls weltweit fuhrend in Sachen neue Technologien. Dazu gehort u. a. ein bahnbrechendes Verfahren, das geringhaltiges, extrafeines Eisenerz in hochwertiges Eisen umwandelt.Diese Art der Veredelung und somit der Wertsteigerung von Rohstoffen vor dem Export wurde vom Staat als einer der Hauptwachstumsbereiche herausgestellt. Hier liegen lukrative Ertragsmoglichkeiten fur nachgelagerte Aufbereitung und steigert den Wert von Eisen, Edelstahl, Kohlenstoffstahl, Aluminium, Platinderivat und Gold vor Ort.IndustriefuhrerZwei der weltweit großten Bergbaugesellschaften stammen aus Sudafrika. BHP Billiton, die großte Bergbaugesellschaft der Welt, kam im Zuge einer Fusion zwischen der sudafrikanischen Gesellschaft Billiton und dem australischen Unternehmen BHP zustande.Anglo American Plc, mit Borsennotierungen in London und Johannesburg, besitzt mehrere Tochtergesellschaften wie z. B. Anglo Platinum, Anglo Coal, Impala Platinum und Kumba Iron Ore.Der Diamantminenbetreiber De Beers, ebenfalls ein sudafrikanisches Unternehmen, ist im Besitz von Anglo American und einem Konsortium unter Fuhrung der Regierung von Botswana. Der weltweit wichtigste Diamantenproduzent baute 2007 ca. 51,1 Mio. Karat ab.Letzte Aktualisierung: September 2008SAinfo reporter. Quellen (Englische Websites):South Africa YearbookDepartment of Minerals and EnergyChamber of Mines of South AfricaStandard Bank: Economic Profile: South AfricaBusiness DayMining WeeklyMineweblast_img read more

Production problems and using futures

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA report was neutral corn. Increased exports are supportive but a 2 billion bushel carryout next year is burdensome.The drop in next year’s bean carryout is was very supportive and I was surprised that the market didn’t close significantly higher. Perhaps “buy the rumor sell the fact” was in play.Wheat was extremely bearish. I don’t normally talk about wheat, but world carryout next year is projected to be 20% higher than what corn will be. Wheat is going to be fed around the world, long term I expect this to hurt corn demand and suppress both wheat and corn prices unless we have a drought.Last week USDA reported the corn crops looked fantastic, with 75% good/excellent ratings. After warm and dry weather, I expect the USDA will pull back on that estimate. Farmers and funds still remember 2012. While further doom and gloom could bring an additional price rally, I think current prices are a good opportunity to price some 2016 grain. People sometimes forget 2012 followed two years of below average rainfall, which is not the case for 2016.Most U.S. farmers need around $4.25 futures to breakeven or make a slight profit. While memories of 2015 when prices rallied to $4.50 and then dropped quickly to $3.50 are still fresh in my mind, it’s important to realize this is not typical. Usually prices are a gradual decline from the summer high to the harvest low. I suspect many will wait to see what the weather brings us over the next couple of weeks.Funds are still in charge, causing a wild ride for beans. Many processors have dropped basis recently and/or rolled bids to Nov futures, indicating they are “comfortable.” Exports have remained strong and support prices. If there would be any cancellations down the road, expect a bumpy ride in the bean market. The USDA report showed ample carryout this year though. So, there will continue be questions regarding acre counts and yield estimates, which will likely keep plenty of premium in the price for another 60 days. Weather and acreageIn the next 30 days we will get a many answers to questions we have been pondering for months. Weather is the biggest driver. It’s going to be warm, but will there be ample moisture? On June 30 we’ll know how many additional bean acres we gained and if we lost very many corn acres. Prevent plant acres should be lower this year with recent dryness. A month from now we find out if the national yield has dropped very much yet. The market has substantial risk built in and there will need to be justification for the premium to remain. The market places its bets before we know the answer and opportunity is usually gone by the time we actually have the answers we need. Market ActionOn Monday and again Wednesday last week, an order I placed 6 months ago hit at $4.28 and $4.38 on Dec corn futures against 5% of my planned production for each sale. As always, I hope for rallies, but will continue to sell at profitable levels.I am currently 55% sold using futures with another potential 25% in sales that vary based upon corn prices in late June, Aug, and Nov. At this time I estimate most of the calls will hit, meaning I could be near 80% sold with at least a $4.30 futures average. My goal is to be 100% done by September and have a start on 2017’s crop at values above 2016’s average. Production problemsOne of the best reasons to use futures for hedging, over direct sales to end users, is flexibility with production problems. Over the last couple weeks, clients who are approaching 80% to 100% sold for their 2016 corn crop, became concerned if earlier wet weather or now the dry weather would cause production problems and if they would be unable to fulfill their sales obligations. Using futures means these farmers had choices. 1. The obvious choice — just buy the futures back. This could result in a loss or a gain depending where sales were made initially and when the farmer buys the grain back.2. Alternative Choice — Move the sale from the current crop year to the next crop year. Why wouldn’t you just recommend a profit or loss?In many years there is a premium for selling futures contracts a year out. So, farmers buy back the sold futures for this fall and sell futures at the same time the following year. This allows farmers to pick up the spread profit between the two crop years. With the current rally in the markets the corn spread is actually a small loss today and beans are a bigger loss.While this may be a bad week to take option #2, during harvest the market situation could be different. Historically, it is: “I could make a premium by moving some bushels from one year to the next. It’s not necessarily a guarantee and it’s only with a very limited number of bushels, but it’s another grain marketing strategy that trends show makes a premium that I can use if conditions are right.” Comparing these choices with asking an end user to let a farmer out of a contractRegardless, both alternatives above are more flexible than a contract with an end user. There could be nearly a 20-cent per bushel charge to be let out of a contract or move a sale a year forward. Every end user is different and offers different programs. The elevator needs to make a profit on the grain that was promised to them. It takes time and energy to find other grain to cover the sale that a farmer previously had sold the elevator. The elevator needs to charge for this expense. Actually, they are doing farmers a huge favor when they let them out of contracts, even with an expense/penalty.There have even been cases where clients with grain priced on futures were approached by neighbors asking if they would be willing to sell their corn as silage. Since the farmers are priced using futures and not an end user, my clients were able to sell corn as silage for a premium.There is so much more flexibility and opportunities for farmers selling grain using futures. Most farmers should be taking advantage of this for the majority of their grain, and not be worried about production problems. While production issues can happen, usually it is limited in nature and less frequent than imagined.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

IMDb Arrives on Android…and “Everywhere”

first_imgsarah perez IMDb Goes Social…FinallyThe other interesting item being announced today is the “IMDb Everywhere” initiative. According to the company founder and CEO, Col Needham, IMDb customers want to engage with the site’s content “anywhere they are – from to their mobile phone to Facebook and Twitter.”Along those lines, the company is officially announcing the addition of “Like” and “Share” buttons which now appear across the site (and within its Android app), allowing users to publish their preferences on both Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The “Like” buttons in particular take advantage of Facebook’s Open Graph, the social network’s new and ambitious platform to socialize the entire Web. When you “like” something on IMDb, be that an actor, movie, TV show, etc., that data then populates your Facebook profile page, publicly associating you with the object of your affection. In addition to the new social sharing measures, the company also mentioned its recently launched interactive Twitter account, @imdbbot, an automated service which responds to user questions about anything the site houses in its massive database. Unfortunately, the Twitter bot can’t answer free-form questions like “who was the lead in that movie about the vampires that came out last year?,” but instead can provide basic info about a movie, TV show or actor and a link to IMDb when tweeted in the proper format. (Details here). The popular web service for movie and TV info known as the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has just arrived for Android phones in the form of a new mobile application. Like its iPhone sibling, which launched six months prior, the Android application has an optimized user interface for the small screen of mobile devices. Within the app, you can search for movie and TV info, actors’ bios, crew info, listings, reviews, trailers and anything else you could find via its desktop-sized website for PCs. It also takes advantage of Android-specific features, including its option menus and voice search capabilities. Along with the launch of the mobile application, IMDb is also announcing an initiative called “IMDb Everywhere,” which appears to be just a fancy name for the addition of “like” and “share” buttons across its website. Android App: Like the iPhone App, Except with Voice SearchIMDb, owned by Amazon, Inc., has expanded over the years to be much more than its name implies. It’s not just a “database” of movie information anymore – it’s a one-stop-shop for everything related to the entertainment industry. The site indexes data on all movies, TV shows and everyone related to a project, including bios, work histories and photos, but it also serves as an online TV guide, a place to watch trailers (for both past, current and upcoming films), a movie listings service, a box office results tracker and a tracking tool for DVD and Blu-ray release dates. The Android app doesn’t disappoint in this regard – it appears to offer everything its iPhone counterpart does, but with the addition of voice search too. Tags:#Facebook#Google#mobile#Multimedia#Product Reviews#web Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Huawei unveils Honor 4 play powered by 64-bit quad-core processor at CNY

first_imgHuawei, Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and service provider has expanded its product line up with the launch of Honor 4 Play. Priced at CNY 799 (Close to INR 8000) the device will be available in China as of now.The gadget boasts of a 64-Bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor, Adreno 306 GPU (320MHz) clubbed with 1GB of RAM. It may be noteworthy that the given processor used to be configured in high-end smartphones including iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5, but now is being introduced in the lower range phones also. Honor 4 Play comes with a 5 inch HD (720X1280) display with IPS panel and runs on latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS linked with Emotion UI 2.3. It features an 8 MP rear camera accompanied by an LED flash and a 2 MP front camera. The device offers 8 GB internal storage which can be further expanded to up to 32 GB and comes packed with a 2000 mAh battery. Honor 4 play sports dual SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.last_img read more

India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma blasts record 4th T20I hundred on Diwali eve

first_imgRohit Sharma now has the highest number of T20 international centuries as he blasted his 4th hundred in the second T20I at the Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday.Rohit became the first batsman to score four hundreds in the shortest format in international cricket and hence, went past New Zealand’s Colin Munro, who has scored three centuries.Rohit had earlier surpassed Virat Kohli as the highest run-scorer in T20Is for India. His previous century had come back in July of this year when he was 100 not out against England in Bristol.India vs West Indies 2nd T20I: Live UpdatesIncidentally it was at this same match that he had crossed the 2000-run mark and was the fifth batsman in men’s cricket to do so.Rohit had failed in the first game scoring only 6 at his favourite hunting ground, Eden Gardens in Kolkata. But on Tuesday he battered the West Indies bowlers all around the park at the newly-built stadium.READ – Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20IsAfter playing out a maiden first over of the innings, Rohit along with Shikhar Dhawan started the onslaught, swatting the young Windies bowlers for fours and sixes with relative ease.He remained unbeaten at the end of the innings on 111 from 61 balls and hit 8 fours and 7 sixes, as he powered India to finish 195/2 from 20 overs.Fireworks on display here at Lucknow as @ImRo45 brings up his 4th T20 CENTURY!! (@BCCI) November 6, 2018He became the second Indian man and third Indian overall after women’s team star Mithali Raj and Kohli to score 2000 runs in the format.Rohit is now the second-highest run-scorer with 2203 runs in 86 T20Is at an average of 33.89 behind New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (2271). He overtook Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (2190) and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum (2140).In the course of his innings, Rohit put himself joint third highest on the list of most sixes in an innings. He equalled Yuvraj Singh, who accomplished the feat twice (vs England in Durban, 2007 and vs Pakistan in Ahmedabad, 2012).Rohit in fact, holds the record with 10 sixes in an innings that he hit against Sri Lanka in Indore last year.He is also India’s most prolific six hitter in T20Is. Rohit also went past New Zealand great Brendon McCullum on the list of most T20I sixes. Rohit now has 96 sixes as compared to McCullum’s 91 maximums.last_img read more

NYK MLC to Form Holding Company in December

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC 2.0 license Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation (MLC) intend to establish a joint holding company in December 2018 and merge port and transportation business companies in April 2019.Earlier this year, the duo unveiled plans to integrate management of the four NYK Group terminal operation companies in Japan through a new joint holding company and merge UNI-X Corporation (UNI-X) and Nippon Container Terminals (NCT).NYK Group companies for the management integration include UNI-X, NCT, Asahi Unyu Kaisha and Yusen Koun.To be located in Tokyo, the new holding company will be named MY Terminals Holdings Limited, owned 51% by NYK and 49% by MLC.What is more, the joint company of UNI-X and NCT will have a trade name UNI-X NCT Corporation. The company, owned by MY Terminals Holdings Limited, will also be based in Tokyo.NYK explained in August that the purpose of management integration is to consolidate quality improvement efforts and enhance long-term service stability for port and harbor transportation business.last_img read more

TCI performing well in Quarter One says Govt

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Jul 2015 – Government is giving early announcement that fiscal performance for quarter one of this new financial year for the Turks and Caicos Islands is strong. Related Items:economic growth, first quarter Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CABINET REVEALS HEALTHY, VERY HEALTHY FIRST QUARTERlast_img