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Better Collective secures first post-IPO acquisition

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Better Collective is already reaping the benefits of its recent IPO after generating the funds to acquire the owner of German sports betting affiliate leader Wettbasis.The company has bolstered its position in German-speaking jurisdictions with the €36m (£32m/$42m) takeover of Bola Webinformation, which comes a year after it bought the owner of Sportwettentest and Wettfreunde, Sportfreunde. Bola Webinformation generated annual revenue of approximately €9m in 2017, with earnings at €6.5m.Better Collective floated on the Nasdaq Stockholm last month, with its prospectus valuing the company at up to $182.6m.While the company is headquartered in Denmark and traded in Sweden, Better Collective’s director of business development, Marc Frank Pedersen, told iGamingBusiness.com that Germany is a market of particular interest for Better Collective.“The predominant reason why we wanted to list on the stock exchange was to raise funds for a continued acquisition strategy,” Pedersen said. “The acquisition of Bola is a natural part of this strategy – and we will continue to acquire other quality companies in the future.“With the acquisition last year of Sportfreunde and WettPortal, we took that position a step further.“Building on the success of those two acquisitions, we have been very keen on expanding our presence in Germany. With Bola, we managed to acquire the biggest brand in sports betting affiliation in Germany, and being a market leader in the biggest market in Europe is of course very important to us.”After a series of acquisitions in the last year, CEO Jesper Søgaard (pictured) last month told iGamingBusiness.com that the company selected the IPO route as it allowed the existing management team to “remain in control”.Meanwhile, Better Collective remains bullish about the German betting market’s Fifa World Cup performance despite the holder’s early exit from Russia 2018.Better Collective said World Cup traction has remained “strong” following Joachim Low’s team’s departure in the group stage and it is “very positive” about the remainder of the tournament.“Needless to say, we would have preferred to keep Germany in the World Cup for a few more games,” Pedersen said. Better Collective secures first post-IPO acquisition Marketing & affiliates 2nd July 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Marketing & affiliates Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Better Collective has snapped up the owner of German sports betting affiliate leader Wettbasis Email Addresslast_img read more

BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

ISA investors! Should you buy this growth stock and its 11% dividend yields?

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Royston Wild Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild | Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 | More on: CRN DIGS ISA investors! Should you buy this growth stock and its 11% dividend yields? News of soaring UK home prices has turbocharged investor demand for London’s quoted housebuilders so far in 2020. Irish builder Cairn Homes (LSE: CRN) hasn’t enjoyed anywhere near the same sort of price gains as these firms though.This is because the rampant property price growth of the past half a decade has slowed markedly of late. Indeed, most recent data from Ireland’s Central Statistics Office showed residential home values rose just 0.9% in January.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…City analysts don’t believe that this will nobble Cairn’s ability to keep generating meaty earnings growth though. A 28% rise in annual profits is predicted for 2020. And a further 19% improvement is forecasted for 2021.Build a fortuneLike here in the UK, Ireland continues to suffer from a massive supply shortage when it comes to newbuild houses. It’s why home values look set to keep chugging higher, albeit at a slower rate than we’ve previously seen. And it’s an environment which Cairn is exploiting by ramping up build rates.It’s not just growth hunters who need to be excited by the firm’s trading outlook though. Those bright profits projections lead to expectations that dividends will rip higher too. Consequently, Cairn’s monster yield of 8% for this year marches to an awesome 11.8% for 2021.Right now, the housebuilder’s shares can be picked up on a rock-bottom sub-1 price-to-earnings (PEG) ratio of 0.5 times. This is a reading which, in my opinion, more than bakes in the risks of a cooling Irish property market. I reckon it’s worth serious attention at current prices.Another property powerhouseGCP Student Living (LSE: DIGS) might not carry the same sort of yields as Cairn Homes. Indeed, at 3.2% and 3.3% for fiscal 2020 and 2021 respectively, these readings barely scrape past the UK mid-cap average of 3%.However, GCP’s long record of annual dividend increases — and the bright long-term outlook for its progressive payout policy — still makes it an income hero in my book. Its role as a real estate investment trust (or REIT) means that it has to pay a minimum of 90% of yearly profits to its shareholders in the form of dividends.The student accommodation market remains massively undersupplied, a situation that’s driving rents at GCP higher and higher (rents were up 4.4% for the 2019-2020 academic year). It’s a scenario that the FTSE 250 company is capitalising on through steady expansion too. It bought the 555-bed Scape Brighton development last May and has also inked a conditional forward purchase agreement to buy the Scape Mile End Canalside asset in London.No wonder City brokers expect GCP’s earnings to rise 9% this year and by 17% in the following 12-month period. A forward price-to-earnings (or P/E) ratio might be high on paper, but I reckon this property play is quite worthy of a premium rating.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Francesco Minto red carded for head-butt on Yann Lesgourgues

first_imgSaturday Dec 17, 2011 Francesco Minto red carded for head-butt on Yann Lesgourgues Biarritz eased to a comfortable 29-12 win over a fourteen man Beneton Treviso side that suffered following the sending off of flanker Francesco Minto for a headbutt. Treviso had led 12-0 at one stage before Biarritz turned things around. Biarritz looked to avenge their last weekend’s loss to Treviso in Italy, but this time the side that played so well previously did themselves no favours as taking on Biarritz at home with just fourteen men for most of the game was always going to be a challenge. After 24 minutes flanker Francesco Minto decided to attempt a clearout on scrumhalf Yann Lesgourgues with his head. You can only wonder what he was thinking as he leaned in and floored the smaller man, who took a long time to recover from the impact.A red card was swiftly shown by referee Peter Fitzgibbon, and Minto took the walk of shame after a moment of madness that would have had a large bearing on the outcome of the game.While Treviso made life tough for the home side as they played with a player short, hooker Arnaud Heguy scored with time up to give Biarritz a much needed four try bonus point, keeping them in the mix for a spot in the quarter finals.If you’re watching Heineken Cup rugby this weekend please keep an eye out for incidents that you’d like featured on here, and give us a shout with details. Enjoy.  ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Friday Funnies – Cameron Treloar’s big knock before reaching the field

first_imgFriday Jan 24, 2014 Friday Funnies – Cameron Treloar’s big knock before reaching the field Not since George Robson slipped when leaving the change room a few years ago have we seen such an ominous start to an evening’s rugby. In Robson’s case he slipped, but for Bordeaux’s Australian lock Cameron Treloar it was a case of forgetting that he is actually 6ft7, and not ducking.He probably should have considered just turning around after those first few steps as Bath won the game 54-13, scoring eight tries to maintain their 100% record in pool two of the Amlin Challenge Cup. They head through to the quarter finals with 28 points from their six matches.This is just a quick clip that was requested by someone who found it hilarious when seeing it live on TV last Thursday. No disrespect intended to big Cam, of course. Remember that if you see something this weekend that you think should be shared on RD, get in touch and we’ll take a look. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Bigger House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura

first_imgManufacturers: Cemex, Helvex, Home Depot, Interceramic, Tecnolite, VALVO Area:  850 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bigger House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura Save this picture!© Monocromo AtelierRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. A housing prototype was developed seeking to break with the traditional scheme of serial developments in the region, where the priority is given to having as many “spaces” as possible within the less surface. The premise of the project was to start recovering the feeling of home and not just refuge, by prioritizing the minimum spaces to be able to inhabit correctly with dignified measures.Save this picture!© Monocromo AtelierSave this picture!Ground floor plan – 1st stageA central patio gives the house a changing interior landscape that not only ventilates and illuminates the spaces, but can also be used as a space for coexistence. The program starts from the diversity that can exist in the diferent possible people that would live in it. In its initial stage of a single level (79.00 m2), the house is ordered by  locating the spaces according to the activity that is suggested to occur inside them.Save this picture!© Monocromo AtelierThe rooms as a more intimate and specific use are located at each pole of the site, while at the center we have a more free space that along with the patio gives us the freedom to use it for all those activities that have a more social character, where we intend to generate that feeling of home to be the point where all converge.Save this picture!© Monocromo AtelierSave this picture!Longitudinal section 01The project is planned from the beginning with the possibility of gradually growing according to the possibility and needs of each family. After the initial 79.00 m2, the same patio allows us to place a stair to reach  the upper part, where this possibility of being flexible with the space is maintained, since it is the same patio that allows us to continue with more rooms or have other ludic spaces that can be both uncovered and roofed, being able to grow up to 61.80 m2 more.Save this picture!© Monocromo AtelierIn volumetry the house is sober, a first volume at the level of the sidewalk that approaches the building with the scale of the neighborhood, in a back layer a bigger volume appears which use the parapets to frame the possible growing, giving it a greater presence than the other houses of it´s own kind, where even the heights and the parapets usually have the minimum necessary.Save this picture!© Monocromo AtelierThe material also plays an important role, hollow block was chosen as an affordable material in the area and easy to modulate and build by the local workforce. The material is used in its different virtues according to the arrangement and use, as a wall, latticework, footprint, and as apparent finish in some cases. Likewise, all the labor was sought from the same area to have an integral project in terms of labor, materials and construction techniques.Save this picture!© Monocromo AtelierProject gallerySee allShow lessBIG, UNStudio and Squint/Opera Launch AR Design ToolArchitecture NewsObama Presidential Center Design Moves Forward as Federal Judge Rejects LawsuitArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Mexico Houses Architects: Cubo Rojo Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919297/bigger-house-cubo-rojo-arquitectura Clipboard Save this picture!© Monocromo Atelier+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” ArchDaily 2019 Projects Photographs:  Monocromo Atelier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Christian Villanueva, Omar López, Eduardo Tapia, Alejandro Vargas Photographs Bigger House / Cubo Rojo ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveBigger House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919297/bigger-house-cubo-rojo-arquitectura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCubo Rojo ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on June 19, 2019Cite: “Bigger House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura” [Casa + Grande / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura] 19 Jun 2019. 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Resistance grows to planned cuts on disability benefits

first_imgFeb. 4 — While impeachment, the Iowa caucuses and the State of the Union message dominate the news cycle, the White House is again quietly pushing forward its attack on the poorest and most oppressed sectors of U.S. society. And it is disguising its offensive as efficiency, eliminating waste and saving taxpayers’ money.credit: DC Metro ADAPTThis continued effort to eliminate the possibility of people receiving health and disability benefits exploded in the summer of 2017 with the administration’s attempt to shut down progressive aspects of the Affordable Care Act and to cut out most Medicaid.That summer, heroic direct actions in Senate buildings by people in organizations like National ADAPT (Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) prevented the cuts from being passed by Congress.On the July 25 National Day of Action, senators voted to take up the first anti-ACA bill — and 95 people were arrested in protest. Police grabbed 31 protesters in the Senate chambers as they chanted, “Kill the bill! Don’t kill us!” Then 64 people were arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building as they yelled they would “rather go to jail than die without Medicaid.” (tinyurl.com/whjdzay)With mass pressure at their back, a few Republican senators joined the Democrats to vote down rescinding the ACA.New plans to cut benefitsNow, since the Democratic Party-led House of Representatives is unlikely to pass any anti-popular law in an election year, the Trump right-wingers are waging their attack through bureaucratic action. On Nov. 18, the Social Security Administration announced de facto plans to eliminate Social Security disability benefits for many adults and children.Of course, the bureaucrats don’t express their plans that openly. Instead they say they will simply conduct more frequent reviews of eligibility for the 2.6 million people affected — every two years. That means most people will be in a continuous state of “review.”This may sound reasonable to people who do not need this support to stay alive. But some people — how many can’t be estimated now — who need these benefits would lose them. And all will go through the unnecessary anxiety of facing that loss and being unable to plan their future with any security.In reality, it is very difficult to get eligibility for these benefits, even for those in need. In a Jan. 16 op-ed in the New York Times, former public service attorney Jon Stein explains: “The current system already presents plenty of hurdles. It can take years to qualify for disability benefits and the eligibility test is so tough that more than 60 percent of applicants are initially denied. Once awarded, the benefits are subject to government review at periodic intervals.” (tinyurl.com/uwqhxv6)The author goes on to detail what the new policies will mean, and who will be targeted: Adults with disabilities nearing retirement; impoverished children with disabilities at ages 6 and 12 without standard medical reasons; adults and children with disabling conditions like cancer and serious behavioral mental disorders.What’s the alleged benefit? The SSA claims the revised policies will save $2.6 billion. But it will cost $1.8 billion to administer the reevaluations! The government could save more money canceling an aircraft carrier — which is always a good idea. The figures just prove that the goal is to punish oppressed people defined as “not productive” under capitalism.The potential for combatting this SSA offensive exists. Before the op-ed was published on Jan. 16, some 46,000 people had sent public comments on the punitive rule change, almost all opposing it. By the Jan. 31 closing date for comment, more than 120,000 had expressed their opinions, almost all opposing the changes.The comments show a mass attitude united against this right-wing, bureaucratic scapegoating. What will be more decisive in stopping the attacks is the kind of actions like those taken by ADAPT and others who fought to keep ACA benefits in the summer of 2017.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

first_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleUSDA August Crop ReportNext articleIndiana Corn Soybean and Wheat Production Down from 2011 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates were released Friday.WHEAT: U.S. wheat supplies for 2012/13 are raised 54 million bushels with higher forecast production and an increase in projected imports. Production is forecast 44 million bushels higher with increased yields for winter wheat, durum, and other spring wheat. Feed and residual use is projected 20 million bushels higher, reflecting the tighter supply situation for corn. Ending stocks for 2012/13 are projected 34 million bushels higher. The projected range for the 2012/13 season average farm price is raised substantially to $7.60 to $9.00 per bushel, compared with $6.20 to $7.40 per bushel last month, as tighter foreign wheat supplies and sharply higher corn prices raise price prospects for the remainder of the marketing year.Global wheat supplies for 2012/13 are projected 2.1 million tons lower mostly reflecting a 3.7-million-ton reduction in foreign production. Global wheat consumption for 2012/13 is raised 3.2 million tons as a number of countries are expected to shift some of their livestock and poultry feeding from corn to wheat. Global wheat imports for 2012/13 are raised with increases for several countries, in part, to support higher wheat feeding.COARSE GRAINS: U.S. feed grain supplies for 2012/13 are projected sharply lower again this month with corn production forecast 2.2 billion bushels lower and sorghum production forecast 92 million bushels lower. The forecast U.S. corn yield is reduced 22.6 bushels per acre to 123.4 bushels as extreme heat and dryness continued, and in many areas worsened, during July across the Plains and Corn Belt. As forecast, the 2012/13 corn yield would be the lowest since 1995/96. Corn area harvested for grain is down 1.5 million acres from the last month’s forecast that was based on the June Acreage report. The U.S. sorghum yield is forecast 16.3 bushels per acre lower at 48.6 bushels as drought stressed sorghum from the Central Plains to the Corn Belt. Sorghum harvested area is also lowered slightly.U.S. corn production for 2012/13 is forecast at 10.8 billion bushels, the lowest since 2006/07. Relatively small increases in carryin and imports only partly offset this month’s substantial reduction in crop size. Ending stocks for 2011/12 are projected 118 million bushels higher with lower expected exports, reduced corn use for ethanol, and a small increase in imports. Imports for 2012/13 are also raised, up 45 million bushels to 75 million, reflecting strong domestic corn prices and competitively priced foreign supplies. Total U.S. corn supplies for 2012/13 are projected down 2.0 billion bushels and at a 9-year low. This month’s large reduction in U.S. corn supplies and the sharply higher price outlook are expected to further reduce 2012/13 corn usage. Total use is projected 1.5 billion bushels lower and at 11.2 billion would be a 6-year low. Ending stocks for 2012/13 are projected at 650 million bushels, 533 million lower and the smallest carryout since 1995/96.The 2012/13 season-average farm price for corn is projected at a record $7.50 to $8.90 per bushel, up sharply from the $5.40 to $6.40 per bushel projected in July. Projected farm prices for the other feed grains are also raised.Global coarse grain supplies for 2012/13 are reduced 56.5 million tons mostly reflecting the forecast 55.7-million-ton reduction in the U.S. corn crop. Foreign corn production for 2012/13 is mostly unchanged with increases for China, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa mostly offset by reductions for EU-27, Ukraine, India, Serbia, Russia, Croatia, Moldova, and Canada. Foreign sorghum production is lowered 0.3 million tons with a reduction for India. Global barley production is down 1.1 million tons.Global 2012/13 corn trade is projected sharply lower this month in response to tighter U.S. supplies and higher prices. Global corn consumption is projected 38.9 million tons lower with the United States accounting for more than three-fourths of the reduction. Foreign corn feeding drops 8.8 million tons with only part of the decline offset by higher wheat feeding. Global corn ending stocks are projected 10.8 million tons lower with increases for China, Brazil, and Argentina only partly making up for the large reduction in the United States and smaller reductions in a number of other countries.OILSEEDS: U.S. oilseed production for 2012/13 is projected at 83.4 million tons, down 9.4 million from last month, as a lower soybean production estimate is only partly offset by higher crops of peanuts and cottonseed. Soybean production for 2012/13 is projected at 2.7 billion bushels, down 358 million due to lower harvested area and yields. Harvested area is projected at 74.6 million acres, down 0.7 million from the July projection. The first survey-based soybean yield forecast of 36.1 bushels per acre is 4.4 bushels below last month’s projection and 5.4 bushels below last year’s yield. Soybean supplies for 2012/13 are projected 12 percent below last month to a 9-year low on lower production and reduced beginning stocks. Soybean exports are reduced 260 million bushels to 1.11 billion bushels. Soybean crush is also reduced as higher prices reduce domestic use and prospective exports for both soybean meal and oil. Soybean ending stocks are projected at 115 million bushels, down 15 million. Soybean exports are increased 10 million to 1.35 billion bushels. Soybean ending stocks are projected at 145 million bushels, down 25 million.Soybean and product prices for 2012/13 are all raised to record levels this month, reflecting the impact of sharply reduced soybean and corn production. The U.S. season-average soybean price is projected at $15.00 to $17.00 per bushel, up $2.00 on both ends.Global oilseed production for 2012/13 is projected at 457.3 million tons, down 8.5 million tons from last month. Reductions for soybeans, sunflowerseed, peanuts, and cottonseed are only partly offset by increased rapeseed production. Global oilseed and meal production, trade, and consumption for 2012/13 are all reduced this month reflecting the impact of reduced oilseed supplies and higher prices.SUGAR: Projected U.S. sugar supply for fiscal year 2012/13 is decreased 251,000 short tons, raw value, compared with last month. Carry-in stocks are reduced mainly due to data revisions in Sweetener Market Data, which lower 2011/12 ending stocks. Imports from Mexico are decreased due to higher sugar consumption and carryout stocks in Mexico. Total use is unchanged.LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, AND DAIRY: The forecast for 2012 total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month but the forecast for 2013 is reduced as higher feed prices are expected to pressure producer returns. Beef production is raised from last month for both 2012 and 2013 due to higher expected placements in feedlots and increased dairy cow slaughter in late 2012 and during 2013.Pork production is reduced from last month for both 2012 and 2013. As a result of high feed prices and recent hot weather, forecast pig crops are lowered in the second half of 2012 with declines continuing into 2013.Broiler production is raised in 2012 as production in the second quarter was higher than forecast last month and hatchery data points to higher than previously forecast levels of production in the third quarter. However, high feed costs are expected to result in lower broiler production in 2013. Turkey production is forecast lower in 2012 on lower second-quarter production. The production forecast for 2013 is reduced as feed prices squeeze producer returns. The egg production forecast is lowered for both 2012 and 2013.Beef exports are reduced for both 2012 and 2013 as exports have slowed and tight supplies of pork and poultry are expected to support domestic beef demand. Pork and poultry exports are reduced for both 2012 and 2013. Cattle prices are reduced from last month with the expectation of larger fed cattle marketings in both 2012 and 2013. However, prices are likely to remain strong in 2013 as total meat supplies are tight. Hog prices are raised in both years due to smaller hog supplies. Broiler prices are reduced in 2012 due to larger expected supplies and somewhat weaker demand, but for 2013, tighter supplies are expected to help support higher prices. Turkey and egg price forecasts are raised on lower production.Milk production forecasts for 2012 and 2013 are reduced from last month as higher forecast feed prices are expected to pressure producer returns and encourage a more rapid decline in the cow herd. Exports are raised for 2012 but exports for 2013 are reduced from last month on tighter supplies. Ending stocks are reduced. Product prices are forecast higher for 2012 and 2013 as tighter supplies support prices. With higher product prices, both Class III and Class IV price forecasts are raised. The all milk price is forecast at $17.55 to $17.75 per cwt for 2012 and $17.80 to $18.80 per cwt for 2013.COTTON: The U.S. 2012/13 cotton supply and demand estimates include larger production and ending stocks compared with last month. Production is raised 651,000 bales to 17.7 million, up nearly 4 percent, based on USDA’s first crop survey. Domestic mill use is unchanged. Exports remain forecast at 12.1 million bales, despite the larger supply, due to reduced import demand by China. Ending stocks are now forecast at 5.5 million bales, equal to 35 percent of total use. The range for the marketing year average price received by producers is narrowed 1 cent on each end to 61 to 79 cents per pound.This month’s world 2012/13 cotton estimates also show larger supplies and ending stocks. World production is raised 300,000 bales. World consumption is reduced 820,000 bales. World trade is reduced slightly. World stocks are raised to 74.7 million bales.center_img Facebook Twitter World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates RICE: U.S. total rice supplies for 2012/13 are projected at 244.4 million cwt, down 2.5 million from last month. USDA’s first survey-based forecast of the 2012/13 U.S. rice crop is 190.0 million cwt, down 1.0 million from last month’s projection, but up nearly 3 percent from the previous year. Average all rice yield is forecast at 7,196 pounds per acre, down 39 pounds per acre from last month’s projection, but up nearly 2 percent from last year. Long-grain production is forecast at 132.1 million cwt, down 1 percent from last month, while combined medium- and short-grain production is forecast at 57.9 million, up less than 1 percent from a month ago. U.S. total rice use for 2012/13 is projected at 216.0 million cwt, down 2.0 million cwt from last month. All rice domestic and residual use is lowered 2.0 million cwt to 124.0 million, all in longgrain. The all rice export projection is unchanged at 92.0 million cwt. U.S. all rice ending stocks for 2012/13 are projected at 28.4 million cwt, down 0.5 million from last month, and 15 percent below the previous year.The 2012/13 long-grain U.S. season-average farm price is projected at $13.50 to $14.50 per cwt, up 50 cents per cwt on each end of the range. The combined medium- and short-grain price is projected at $15.50 to $16.50 per cwt, unchanged from a month ago. The 2012/13 all rice price is projected at $14.10 to $15.10 per cwt, up 30 cents per cwt on each end of the range. A smaller crop and tighter supplies, particularly for long-grain rice, are expected to support prices. The all rice stocks-to-use ratio at 13.2 percent in 2012/13 is the lowest since 2007/08, and the long-grain rice stocks-to-use ratio at 10.6 percent is the lowest since 2003/04.Lower projected global 2012/13 total supply more than offsets a slight decrease in total use resulting in an expected decrease in ending stocks. Global production is lowered 1.9 million tons to 463.2 million. World consumption is reduced 0.4 million tons. Global ending stocks for 2012/13 are projected at 101.8 million tons, down 0.7 million from last month, and a decrease of 3.2 million from the previous year. By Gary Truitt – Aug 10, 2012 last_img read more

Rep. Chu Votes Against Guantanamo Bay Restrictions

first_img More Cool Stuff Government Rep. Chu Votes Against Guantanamo Bay Restrictions Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 11:20 am Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5351, a bill to bar the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The bill would, for the first time, prevent all transfers of detainees out of Guantanamo Bay, even to stand trial in a federal court. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who has visited Guantanamo Bay and voted against the bill, released the following statement:This bill to block any and all transfers out of Guantanamo Bay defies all logic. Experts have told us that continued detention at Guantanamo Bay hurts America’s national security. And we know from experience that our federal courts are far more effective at trying and convicting terrorists. But, with this bill, Republicans are forcing an inhumane and unjust situation to continue indefinitely. It’s cruel. This bill won’t even allow us to bring a criminal to justice by putting them on trial. Instead, it demands that human beings stay locked up without charge. This is not who we are.“Our current system requires a rigorous, interagency review process before a transfer can be approved. Already, many detainees have been transferred, and we know we can do this in a way consistent with our national security and human rights. But as always, Republicans are choosing inaction. I’m deeply disappointed in the lack of respect and faith in our own justice system reflected in this bill today. It’s wrong for our security and our values.”H.R. 5351 passed by a vote of 244-174. The final vote can be found here. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Ireland’s finest writers come together to launch a very unique 12…

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Roisin MeanyIreland’s finest writers come together to launch a very unique 12 month Book Club for HOPE that will take place throughout 2020 and into 2021 starting July 28th.This Book Club provides an opportunity to read a wide range of books by renowned authorsand a chance to chat with them in a live monthly Zoom.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The authors have donated their time to help raise funds for the work of The Hope Foundation who are working with the stricken people of Kolkata.The club starts at 8pm via Zoom Tuesday July 28th with bestselling author Liz Nugent whose book Our Little Cruelties is taking the world by storm right now. Each month the author will join a limited number of members to talk about the chosen book.Joining Liz over the next 12 months will be Roisin Meaney, Carol Drinkwater, Donal Ryan, Emer McLysaught and Sarah Breen, Felicity Hayes-McKoy, Liz Nugent, Patricia Gibney, Rachael English, Rose Servitova, Sheila O’Flanagan and Siobhan MacDonald.These are among the best writers in the country today and this is a onetime opportunity to get to talk with them. The Zoom will be hosted and moderated by The Hope Foundation.The HOPE Book Club is an opportunity to spend time with acclaimed and award winningwriters. One year’s subscription costs just 100 euro and it is just 60 euro to join for sixmonths.This is incredible value considering the talent who have signed up to appear in themonthly Zoom well into 2021 and will raise much needed funds for HOPE and the link canbe purchased online at hopeshop.ie/bookclub.When the world’s biggest lockdown began in India in March, Irish charity, The HopeFoundation, immediately knew that a secondary crisis was going to arise very quickly – ahunger pandemic. HOPE set about feeding tens of thousands of children and their families.They did not know that another cruel twist of fate was about the hit the already devastatedcity, Super Cyclone Amphan, which left a trail of human misery in Bengal on the 16 th of May.The devastating effects of the pandemic and cyclone continue to have a profound impact,and HOPE need support to continue to respond.Life was already difficult for the street and slum communities before Covid-19 changed theworld. These communities predominantly consist of daily labourers, who have been withouttheir daily wage for months now. Sadly, Kolkata is now tipped to become the next Covid-19hotspot.All at HOPE live in dread because they know that so many will not stand a chanceand there will be great suffering. They are doing all we can to help by distributing food,tarpaulins, medicines, and rescuing people who need medical care and bringing them to the HOPE hospital.The funds raised from the auction will go directly to this work at a time of great need. HOPE, with your generous support, have fed over 24,907 families so far.HOPE thanks all of the authors who have so generously donated their time and talent toHOPE, to help raise funds to ensure our continued essential work in Kolkata. Visit Hopeshopie/bookclub to purchase your membership, places are limited.For further information on the Book Club please contact [email protected] Linkedin TAGSbookbook clubHope FoundationKeeping Limerick Postedlimericklimerik post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook Printcenter_img Previous articleCarbery remains the best option to help Munster end droughtNext articlePieta Encourages You to FeelGood this Summer Meghann Scully LimerickNewsIreland’s finest writers come together to launch a very unique 12 month Book Club for HOPEBy Meghann Scully – July 6, 2020 261 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more