Low Prices Spur Demand for Corn and Soybeans

first_img By: Marc SchoberMarc Schober is the editor of Farmland Forecast an educational blog devoted to investments in agriculture and farmland. SHARE SHARE U.S. corn and soybean sales increased for the week ending October 17th in the 2014/2015 marketing year, marking the sixth increase in the last seven weeks for both crops. Corn and soybeans have both experienced multi-year highs during that time period. Wheat sales decreased from last week. Soybean exports increased for the seventh consecutive week, reaching their highest level since November 2013. Corn and wheat exports both decreased from last week.Harvest progress for soybeans has progressed nicely compared to corn harvests sluggish advancement. Some analysts are suggesting that the delay in harvest may be helping with the lack of storage for grains. The accelerated pace of exports this fall has allowed elevators to move grain. This in turn has created more space to store the record breaking corn and soybean crop coming off the fields.Weekly net corn sales were 2,166,800 MT, a 13% increase from last week and a 305% increase from the prior 10-week average. Increases were reported from unknown destinations, Japan, Jamaica, Peru, and Colombia. Decreases were reported from Vietnam, Guatemala, and China. Exports were 676,700 MT, a 25% decrease from last week and a 24% decrease from the prior 10-week average. The primary destinations were Mexico, Colombia, Japan, Venezuela, and Guatemala.Weekly net soybean sales were 1,031,300 MT, a 10% increase from last week and a 36% increase from the prior 10-week average. Increases were reported from China, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. Decreases were reported from unknown destinations, Thailand, and Peru. Exports were 1,880,100 MT, a 23% increase from last week and a 325% increase from the prior 10-week average. Primary destinations were China, Taiwan, Spain, Mexico, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.Weekly net wheat sales were 299,400 MT, a 34% decrease from last week and a 27% decrease from the prior 10-week average. Increases were reported from Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, and Nigeria. Decreases were reported from unknown destinations, the French West Indies, Guatemala, Brazil, and Taiwan. Exports were 431,700 MT, an 11% decrease from last week and a 25% decrease from the prior 10-week average. Primary destinations were the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, and Brazil. By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2014 Low Prices Spur Demand for Corn and Soybeanscenter_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Market Low Prices Spur Demand for Corn and Soybeans Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleMidday Update Gary Truittlast_img read more

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What we’re reading: Images show North Korean nuclear activity, bystanders testify in Chauvin trial

first_imgCaroline Fisher Commuters watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Joe Biden during a news program at the Suseo Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. March 26, 2021. North Korea on Friday confirmed it had tested a new guided missile, as Biden warned of consequences if Pyongyang escalates tensions amid stalled nuclear negotiations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Previous articleHoroscope: March 31, 2021Next articleWhat we’re reading: Pfizer vaccine shows effectiveness in teens, Biden unveils infrastructure plan Caroline Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin What we’re reading: Ron Wright dies due to COVID-19, Trump’s second impeachment trial begins printSatellite detects activity at one of North Korea’s nuclear power plantsNew images are showing activity at North Korea’s nuclear facility, indicating they are preparing or have already started to process nuclear weapons, according to NBC News. Satellite photos show “steam or smoke rising” from a laboratory that “extracts plutonium from nuclear bombs.”The images follow previous signs of activity at these power plants in recent weeks.Images purportedly showing nuclear activity. (Maxar Technologies/CNN)Victor Cha, a former national security official, claims that North Korea’s actions are “calculated” and that they are “ratcheting up pressure as they had done to President Trump and President Obama.” Michael Studeman, director of intelligence for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, claims the government has an “eye on this”, and if North Korea starts reprocessing that it will cause tension. Day two of Derek Chauvin’s trial Demonstrators hold signs during a news conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with opening statements from both sides. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)On day two of Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd, six people testified including a nine-year-old girl, a firefighter and a high schooler. They were brought to the stands to explain their personal experience of watching Floyd’s death. The firefighter, Genevieve Hanson, stated that she asked police officer’s to check for a pulse, but they refused. Hanson was the third phone call to 911 that evening to report what she had seen, according to CNN. Another bystander who took the video of the incident that went viral said that she saw her own relatives in Floyd. Lawyers for Chauvin have argued that the incident is more than just he video. Nike sues MSCHF over shoe in Lil Nas X music video Nike is suing Brooklyn art collective MSCHF because of a pair of shoes advertised by Lil Nas X that contained human blood, an inverted cross, a pentagram and the words “Luke 10:18,” according to BBC News. The shoe that was used was a Nike Air Max 97 and Nike says this constitutes “trademark infringement.”Nike says they never approved of the the “customized Satan Shoes.” + posts Twitter Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/center_img Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Twitter Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Fort Worth Botanic Garden postpones ‘Valentine’s in the garden’ event Facebook Popular karaoke bar Poop Deck plans relocation to Bluebonnet Circle Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/last_img read more

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Noted journalist threatened after broadcast on political role of security services

first_img Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more December 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Noted journalist threatened after broadcast on political role of security services News RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirecenter_img January 28, 2021 Find out more News April 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the threats received by Hamid Mir, a renowned presenter for Geo TV, on 20 December after he referred to the political role of the army in his evening programme.“Once again the physical safety of a journalist has been threatened,” the press freedom organization said.“We hail the courage of Hamid Mir in tackling a subject that is sensitive in Pakistan, namely the army’s intelligence service. We welcome the fact that the country’s highest authorities, through President Asif Ali Zardari and the interior minister, Rehman Malik, have taken the matter seriously and are ensuring the journalist’s safety.”Mir presents the political talk show Capital Talk, one of the most popular programmes on Pakistani television, five days a week. After a broadcast on the political role of the military, during which allegations of army abuses in Balochistan were discussed, he received insulting and threatening text messages on his cell phone. He has received similar messages in the past, usually from the intelligence services. According to the journalist, the threats are directly linked to his two latest programmes, which tackled the political role of the director general of the ISI military intelligence service, Ahmad Shuja Pasha. Mir said the country’s security services were behind the threats.President Zardari has already ordered an investigation. Malik has also condemned them, stating that the government would protect and ensure the safety of Mir and the entire journalistic community. A parliamentary committee has been formed, chaired by the leader of the opposition, to which the government has promised its full assistance.Pakistan is the deadliest country in the world for media workers. This year 10 journalists have been killed as a result of their work. The Khuzdar district in the south-west of the country is listed among the most dangerous places for journalists identified by Reporters Without Borders. Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Newslast_img read more

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Beirut riot police use violence against journalists

first_imgLebanon is ranked 98th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.->http://index.rsf.org/#!/index-details/LBN] LebanonMiddle East – North Africa September 2, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Beirut riot police use violence against journalists News Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Help by sharing this information In the latest case, reporters covering yesterday’s occupation of the environment ministry were forcibly ejected by riot police when force was used to clear the building of protesters, who blame the minister for the crisis. Journalists inside and outside the building were hit by policemen, who either confiscated their equipment or rendered it inoperable.“It is utterly unacceptable for the Lebanese police to use this kind of violence against journalists,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and Maghreb desk.“Journalists are not trash and they should not have been targeted. They were there just to report the facts and do what journalists are supposed to do. We condemn these attacks, which show that the authorities are bent on stopping media coverage of the use of unprecedented violence to crack down on demonstrations.”Foutoun Raad, an LBCI TV reporter who was inside the environment ministry with about 15 demonstrators, was threatened and hit by the policemen who forcibly escorted her out of the building. In a report filmed later outside, she said she had to use her telephone to continue providing coverage after her cameraman’s transmission cable was deliberately cut.The demonstrations have been growing in intensity for the past month. In the protests held on 22 and 23 August, around ten journalists were attacked by members of the security forces, who manhandled them, hit them with batons and threw stones at them, as well as deliberately damaging their equipment.A video showing LBCI journalist Nada Andraos being beaten and manhandled has gone viral online. Organisation to go further News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img LebanonMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders condemns the many cases of violence against journalists by security forces in recent weeks in Beirut during demonstrations in protest against the collapse of garbage collection. January 14, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 4, 2021 Find out more Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Follow the news on Lebanon Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Felicity Huffman concludes sentence from college admissions scandal

first_imgNic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesBy MEGAN STONE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Felicity Huffman has cleared the last hurdle of her punishment stemming from last year’s college admissions scandal.A rep for the Desperate Housewives alum confirmed to Good Morning America she wrapped up her year of supervised release on Sunday, fulfilling the last stipulation of her sentence after pleading guilty of arranging for her daughter’s SAT score to be manipulated.Prior to entering the final phase of her punishment, Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, as well as ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and serve 250 hours of community service.Huffman fulfilled her two-week prison sentence in October 2019.The Oscar-nominated actress is expected to have her passport returned to her in the coming days, having relinquished it to the probation department at the start of her sentence.Huffman, 57, and more than 30 other wealthy parents were caught in the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, which was dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.”The American Crime alum was accused of making payments to William “Rick” Singer, a college-entrance tutor guru whom prosecutors identified as the ringleader of the nationwide scam, to help her daughter, Sophia, cheat on the SAT.Huffman pleaded guilty and admitted she paid Singer $15,000 to falsify her daughter’s score by arranging for a college-entrance exam proctor to correct the answers. The payment also arranged for Sophia to have more time to take the test.With Huffman finishing her sentence, another high-profile name involved in the scandal, fellow actress Lori Loughlin, is due to report to prison on Nov. 19. The Full House alum has been sentenced to serve a two-month jail sentence, pay a $150,000 fine and complete 150 hours of community service.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Role models for HR

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Weall look for them – individuals we can model ourselves on, who can give usconfidence, set us on the right career path, lead by example and spur us on tohigh achievement, writes Scott Beagrie. Theycome in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life, and age notwithstanding, our role models are just as likely to be Richard Branson orMartha Lane Fox as Jamie Oliver or David Beckham. Very often, however, the mostinspirational role models are the people we work with. PersonnelToday quizzed six HR directors – including our guest editor – all of whom havehad a major impact within their organisations, about their role models, andwhere they gained their inspiration. You may be surprised at some of theirresponses.KarenSimpsonDirector of HR and culture at telecommunications consultancy Mason, on herCEO, Terry FlanaganSimpsonjoined Mason as office manager, which included responsibility for HR and allsupport functions and, as the company grew, focused on HR. She was promoted tothe board in 2001.Simpsonbelieves Flanagan, a former Oldham and Great Britain rugby league forward, isan ideal role model, because of his willingness to share the benefits of hisexperience. She is also inspired by what he has achieved.Oneof the key things she feels she has learned from him is how to enable people toreach their full potential by motivating and stretching them.VanceKearneyVice-president of HR EMEA at Oracle, on US playwright, Arthur MillerWhenhe was a young personnel manager, Kearney found the works of Arthur Millerparticularly inspirational, and believes they should be mandatory reading forthe HR profession. The Crucible, in particular, is a “marvellous piece ofdrama” that goes to the heart of a “really important matter” forHR, which is that evil only triumphs because good people fail to act.”Badthings happen because good, honest, decent people fail to act and don’t speakout because they perceive [someone] to be more powerful or influential thanthem. So it’s quite a good lesson in bravery for HR,” he says. “HRmust be prepared to be unpopular with senior management at times, and to pointout [for instance] that it isn’t appropriate for the boss to receive a £1mbonus when the employees are on the minimum wage.”FrancesWrightGroup HR director of SHL, on her first boss Tony Ryan, manager ofmanagement development at IBMWrightsays she didn’t have one particular role model, but cites Ryan as an influence.First and most importantly, he told her that work was to be enjoyed, and thatit should be fun. The other key thing that has stayed with me is [the need for]integrity, and in HR you certainly have to do what is right and seek the mostappropriate solution,” she says. “I have always tried to follow thatwith my team and when trying to build a team.”Sheadds: “I think you can learn from people, but in HR, I don’t believe youshould model you own behaviour or try and emulate someone else, because yourstyle needs to be linked to the business and its culture.”VickyWilliamsHR director of the All Leisure division of the Compass Group, on CathySmith, global HR director of the US support services division of CompassSmithwas the HR director of the unit she joined as an HR manager 14 years ago. OnWilliams’ second day, Smith offered her a piece of sound advice: if she gotherself known by everybody within her first year, she would have a good futurewithin the organisation. Williams says her career has since followed a similartrajectory to Smith’s, who has been promoted seven times.”Smithgave accountability to her people. She allowed them to take responsibility fordecisions, and believed there was never a wrong or right, just differentoptions.”BeverleyShearsHR director, South West Trains, on Madonna and John Cope, chiefindustrial relations officer at London UndergroundShearssays one of her role models is Madonna. “I think business could learn alot from her,” she says. “She is a successful product, anticipatingtrends and moving before the trend, so she is always adapting to keep in thelimelight and to be different. As an organisation, she has had a makeover everytwo to three years and has been successful in terms of flexibility,adaptability, innovation and performance.”Shearsalso admires Madonna’s personality, and “her sheer grit and determinationto succeed”.Interms of work role models, Shears says that they tend to be extremely seniorand experienced people who are confident enough in their own ability andexperience to mentor people who are much more junior to them and just startingout. This is what happened to Shears herself, citing John Cope, chiefindustrial relations officer at London Underground, as her role model. “Iwas his PA. His immortal words to me were: ‘Young lady, if you persist intelling me what to do, I must insist you are qualified, and we will fund it’.That started me on the route to becoming professionally qualified.”AngieRisleyGroup HR director of Whitbread, on professor Michael Beer, who she firstmet seven years ago, and Dave Ulrich, who she heard give a talk eight years agoRisleyhas chosen two individuals who have had an influence on her rather than who sheconsiders to be role models. Michael Beer, honorary professor at HarvardBusiness School, has worked with Risley and the top team at Whitbread, and hada “very significant impact” on her career. “Whathe has given me is a very good understanding of how to achieve a highperformance, high commitment organisation,” she says. “Basically, hisphilosophy is that you can’t achieve that unless you have an organisation thathas honest conversations. And that you are able to identify and discuss thebarriers to your goals and knock them down.””DaveUlrich was really able to articulate the role of the HR professional. Not justin terms of making sure that all the decisions have a people angle to them, butactually being able to influence the overall decision and the scope ofit,” she says. “It was very significant in my learning at that time.And I think it’s still very relevant for HR today.”BeverleyShears guest editorWhy I chose this topic‘Ihave been really lucky to have worked with people who encouraged me to do morethan I thought I was capable of. My message to all directors is that you owe itto your organisation to do the same for your up-and-coming people. They willreflect well on you, and are not a threat.’ Role models for HROn 15 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile R-30 Bulava to Join Russian Navy in October 2012

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile R-30 Bulava to Join Russian Navy in October 2012 View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Bulava Share this article View post tag: 2012 View post tag: R-30 View post tag: submarine View post tag: Russian View post tag: Naval View post tag: Missile Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile R-30 Bulava to Join Russian Navy in October 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: launched View post tag: join View post tag: October Submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) R-30 Bulava will be commissioned into Russian Navy in Oct 2012, reports RIA Novosti citing defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov. According to him, the missile’s flight development tests have been successfully finished. As is expected, newest Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered strategic submarines would join Russian Navy alongside with Bulava.The latest launch of SLBM Bulava was held on Dec 23, 2011 by Borei-class submarine Yury Dolgoruky. The two-missile salvo launch was carried out in the White Sea; impact point was on Kura Range, Kamchatka. In total, seventeen Bulava test launches have been performed including seven failed. It was expected to decide on the Bulava commissioning by the end of 2011.As is planned, two Borei-class nuclear-powered strategic submarines – SSBN Yury Dolgoruky and SSBN Alexander Nevsky – would be put in service in 2012. This was supposed to happen in 2011, but the commissioning was postponed due to protracted Bulava tests. According to Northern Fleet (NF) Submarine Force Commander Igor Muhametshin, Yury Dolgoruky will join Northern Fleet.In prospect, ballistic missile Bulava will become the key component of Russian maritime strategic nuclear force. The missile is capable to hit targets at the range up to 8,000 km, carry 6-10 nuclear reentry vehicles with yield of 150 kiloton each capable to change flight trajectory. Bulava can be launched from underwater and on the move.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 21, 2012; Image: militaryphotos March 21, 2012last_img read more

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The Shins Announce Their First Live Performance Since 2013

first_imgIt seems that 2016 is the year for reunions. While The Shins weren’t necessarily broken up, the band was on hiatus while its members worked on various side projects over the last three years. Today, that all changes, as the band has announced their very first live performance since 2013!The Shins found their way to the top of the End of the Road festival lineup, taking place from September 1-4, in the UK. The band is currently working on a follow-up to their 2012 album, Port of Morrow, and we can only hope that this announcement means more live shows from The Shins are on their way.We’ll be sure to update on all of the band’s happenings as news becomes available. Check out the End of the Road lineup below:last_img

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Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, & More Team Up For All-Star “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” Concert [Video]

first_imgIt’s been a rough month for natural disasters affecting North America, and the artist community has come together to show their support in various benefit concerts around the country. On September 22 at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center, great legends Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more hosted the Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas benefit concert. Performances from Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham and Ha*Ash also highlighted the event. The house band featured Charlie Sexton as musical director with Asleep At The Wheel. All proceeds from the concert went to benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund.The event was live streamed on Friday night, and was highlighted by several surprise moments and collaborations. Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt performed a duet of “Texas Flood” by Stevie Ray Vaughn; Nelson teamed up with Leon Bridges to perform his original “Funny How Time Slips Away”; Paul Simon delivered versions of “America” by Simon & Garfunkel and a cover of Ernest Tubb‘s “Waltz Across Texas” with his wife Edie Brickell; James Taylor performed “Country Road,” as well as “You Can’t Close Your Eyes” with Bonnie Raitt. The performers all joined together for a concert-closing rendition of “On The Road Again.”You can watch the full performance in the video below, courtesy of KHOU 11:last_img read more

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Crimson Catering Collects for Cambridge Residents

first_imgEach year, as the hectic holiday season comes to a close, the team at Crimson Catering gathers to have a team celebration. Typically, that includes an ornament swap, with team members bringing a single decoration to exchange with colleagues.This year, notes Amy Goodrich, general manager for Crimson Catering, “Our team donated toys for the victims of the East Cambridge fire instead.” During the holiday lunch, almost 25 toys were collected and then delivered to Phillips Brooks House.“It was a great way for us to share our good fortune,” says Goodrich.last_img

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