Asia Cup in Pakistan: PCB to wait for BCCI’s confirmation till June, 2020

first_imgAsia Cup in Pakistan: PCB to wait for BCCI’s confirmation till June, 2020Pakistan said, BCCI has a June, 2020 deadline to confirm their participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiSeptember 29, 2019UPDATED: September 29, 2019 21:27 IST Asia Cup: India vs Pakistan (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, said PCB CEO Wasim KhanWe are ready to have India in the Asia Cup, he saidHowever the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council’s prerogativeThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set a June, 2020, deadline for the Indian Cricket Board to confirm its participation in Asia Cup scheduled in September, next year.”We need to see if India agrees to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. There is still some time till next year’s September but by June, we have to know where we are going with this and if it can’t be hosted here because of a lack of involvement of India,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan said in an interview.However the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council’s prerogative.”But that is a decision for the Asian Cricket Council and ICC to make. We are ready to have India in the Asia Cup,” Khan said.Khan however acknowledged the practical problems in having any bilateral cricketing ties with India in the prevailing strenuous relationship between the two neighbours.”Board to board level, we share a good relation with India but they have a lot of government interference and we can’t keep on running after them to play a bilateral series. If they want to play they will have to tell us and give us a firm commitment. We have no issues playing at a neutral venue,” Khan said.Also Read | ODI and T20I series in Pakistan will be a precursor for Test tour in December: SL coach RatnayakeAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Asia CupFollow Ind vs Pak Nextlast_img read more

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Baseball by the Numbers: Unbelievable World Series Stats

first_img The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Editors’ Recommendations October is a time of brisk autumn mornings, stout pours, and of course, playoff baseball. It’s the 113th installment of the World Series, and although ticket prices, revenues, and salaries have increased tenfold, there is still just one seven-game series to decide who’s crowned the winner of America’s national pastime. With the series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros at 2-3, let’s delve into some interesting and revealing facts of the World Series, courtesy of WalletHub.Quick Hitters2: The number of times the World Series has been canceled. $15,000: The price tag on a championship trophy made by Tiffany and Co. $7,600 is the value of gold and silver used to make said trophy.27: The number of championships won by the New York Yankees, more than double the amount won by any other franchise.108: The amount of diamonds encrusting the Chicago Cubs’ World Series ring after their historic win in 2016.1956: The year Don Larsen completed the first and only perfect game in a World Series.The Matchup0: The Astros are one of just eight franchises never to win a World Series. Of the eight teams, only the Texas Rangers have been in existence longer than the Astros.$1.45 billion: The estimated value of the Houston Astros organization.$1.47 million: Amount the Los Angeles Dodgers spent for each win during the 2017 season. (104 total wins)$1.60 million: Amount the Houston Astros spent on each victory in 2017. (101 total wins)It’s the first time since 1970 that two 100-win teams have met on baseball’s grandest stage.$229 million: The Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball for the fifth straight year, per Spotrac. The Astros rank No. 17 at $137 million.83: Combined years of championship drought for both teams.$137.2k: The amount of money made by Astro Justin Verlander per inning pitched.$203.3k: The amount of money made by Dodger Clayton Kershaw per inning pitched. Kershaw is currently the highest paid player in Major League Baseball.TV and Advertising1st: The World Series 2017 marks the first time YoutubeTV will be the presenting sponsor.2nd: Los Angeles is Major League Baseball’s second largest media market. Houston is the 7th.$565K: The cost of a 30-second commercial during the World Series. Comparatively, the cost of a 30-sec spot for the Super Bowl is $5.02 million.23.4 million: Average viewership for the World Series 2016, up 59 percent from 2015.40 million: Viewers of Game 7 in 2016, the most watched baseball game in over 25 years.$51.7 million: Projected Ad revenue for every game past game four.$1 Billion: Disney’s 2016 investment in MLB Advanced Media’s spinoff, BAMTech, for a 33 percent stake.$12.4 billion: Amount FOX, TBS, and ESPN paid for rights to broadcast regular season baseball games, playoff games, and the World Series.Ticket Sales$2,144: Average ticket price for World Series 2017 game in Houston.$3,332: Average ticket price to see a World Series game in Los Angeles.The average ticket price in 2016 was $2,983, and MLB record. $825 was the cheapest ticket sold in 2016.Featured image courtesy of Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce last_img read more

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As Liberals lobby on NAFTA talks industry associations lobby the Liberals

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government has spent a lot of time in the U.S. of late, making Canada’s case in advance of this week’s long-awaited NAFTA talks. Back home, though, industry groups have been working hard to make sure they deliver the right message.Andrea van Vugt, the vice-president of policy for North America at the Business Council of Canada, said her organization was bracing for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement even before Donald Trump’s election win.“It was clear that NAFTA was going to become a discussion, regardless of who was elected, given the role that it played in the election,” van Vugt said.John Manley, a former Liberal cabinet minister who is president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, is registered to lobby the federal government on any changes to the 23-year-old trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.The monthly communication reports filed to the federal lobbying commissioner do not single out NAFTA, but they do show Manley has had six meetings in the last six months alone where international trade has been one of the subjects, including in April with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The Business Council of Canada is not alone in these efforts.The Canadian Press found 45 active entries in the federal lobbyist registry, representing 24 organizations who have signed up to make their case to the Liberal government — or hired lobbyists to do it for them — ahead of the first round of talks, which get underway Wednesday in Washington, D.C.There were also 1,458 active registrations where the subjects included international trade. A number of those included organizations, such as the Dairy Farmers of Canada, that didn’t specifically mention NAFTA, but whose priorities are clearly linked to the trade talks.Any activity that followed the release of the U.S. government’s summary of objectives last month would not be reflected in the registry; the reports for any meetings that took place in July are not due to be filed until next week.They represent a wide range of interests, from agricultural producers and auto manufacturers to pharmaceutical companies and unions.“Canadian business is really well engaged with the government and the government’s doing a really good job at staying close to industry to make sure that they know what’s on our agenda for the talks,” said van Vugt.The Liberals are aiming for a unified message, but that does not mean the groups lobbying them are all on the same page.Jerry Dias, the national president of Unifor, Canada’s largest labour union, has a vastly different perspective than those Canadian business interests that want to see the trade deal improved, but not necessarily overhauled.“You have no idea how much I am looking forward to participating in fixing this colossal disaster,” said Dias, whose union is calling for higher wage and labour standards, especially in Mexico.The International Cheese Council of Canada, meanwhile, is setting its sights on the often-controversial supply management system, which protects the domestic dairy industry by placing sky-high tariffs on imports.“We want to see more cheese coming into Canada and we want the right to import that cheese,” said their lobbyist, James McIlroy.The Canadian Sugar Institute, meanwhile, wants the new NAFTA to ease some American protectionist measures, such as quota restrictions on sugar and some sugar-containing products, in addition to preserving what access they do have to the U.S. market.“The problem for us is that trade for Mexico was liberalized, but trade for Canada was not,” said Sandra Marsden, president of the institute.The Liberal government has been holding consultations, but Carl Rodrigues, CEO of Soti Inc., a technology firm based in Mississauga, Ont., registered to lobby the government on NAFTA, said he wishes there was more of a back-and-forth conversation.“There is going to be a bunch of negotiators at the table for the Canadian government and they are going to be determining and guiding the policies that, in the end, would affect us,” he said.“There is kind of a void.”And there are others, like the Chicken Farmers of Canada, who registered to lobby on NAFTA talks, but have so far not felt the need to do so, even though the poultry sector here is also under supply management.Lisa Bishop-Spencer, a spokeswoman for the association, said they checked with their American partners and found they were not agitating for change.“Let’s just not mess with a good thing,” she said.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

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City of Fort St John receives two cannabis retail applications

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two applications for cannabis retail outlets have been submitted to the City of Fort St. John.Janet Prestley, Legislative Services Director for the City, says they have received two applications for marijuana retail outlets.“One is a limited company, so those advertisements will be going to the newspaper next week. The second application is from the Province, who is doing a license as well”, said Prestley. Earlier this week, the City of Dawson Creek had received an application.In a statement on the City of Dawson Creek’s Facebook page, they say a company under the name “Starbuds” has made an application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence that will be located in the Dawson Mall.Each application is awaiting approval upon consultation from members of the public.last_img read more

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Pakistan Ban calls on donors to fund 500 million appeal to help

In the capital, Islamabad, today, the United Nations and its partners launched a Humanitarian Action Plan, appealing for $543 million to help the more than 1.7 million people who have escaped fighting between Government forces and militants in the Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP) since 2 May.“The Secretary-General is concerned that Pakistan is currently witnessing rapid displacement on a massive scale,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.Further, he stressed the importance of providing aid in partnership with the Pakistani Government and humanitarian agencies.The UN has identified food, safe water, medical assistance and shelter from the sweltering heat as priorities, also recognizing the need for displaced children to continue schooling and for mothers and babies to access special health and nutrition assistance.“The scale of this displacement is extraordinary in terms of size and speed, and has caused incredible suffering,” said Martin Mogwanja, acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan. “We care calling for generous support from the international community, in addition to the assistance being provided by both ordinary families and the national authorities.”Responding to the Government’s request for humanitarian help, today’s appeal has been expanded to provide aid and protection to the newly displaced people as well as to the 550,000 people who had fled clashes last year in the same region.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today reported that 200,000 of the more than 1.7 million recently uprooted people are living in camps, while the rest are staying with friends and family or in schools and other communal buildings.With temperatures climbing to 45 degrees Celsius, the agency is working to provide shade above tents to protect the internally displaced persons (IDPs) – who have escaped from much cooler climates in the Swat Valley – from the intense heat.Until now, the displaced had been receiving cooked meals from the Government, but to allow them to cook their own food, UNHCR is constructing kitchens in camps, as well as fabric screens around tents to provide women with more privacy, agency spokesperson Andrew Purvis said.Outside the camps, UNHCR field teams have carried out assessments and have started handing out basic relief supplies in more than 700 schools where thousands of people are seeking refuge.Highlighting the needs of nearly 70,000 pregnant women who have been forced to flee their homes by the recent fighting, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is boosting its support for reproductive health care – centering on comprehensive maternal, neonatal and child health care and psychosocial support – for IDPs in NWFP.The agency said that almost 6,000 women are due to give birth within the next month, with nearly 1,000 of them needing surgery for pregnancy-related complications.“We are basing our help on the specific needs of women and families, with a focus on safeguarding human dignity,” said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA’s Executive Director.The agency, which is also operating mobile service units, voiced concern over the special risk placed on pregnant woman by the massive dislocation, exacerbating the already limited access to prenatal, assisted delivery and emergency obstetric care. 22 May 2009Urging the international community to show their solidarity with the nearly 2 million people who have been driven from their homes by violence in Pakistan’s north-west, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the urgency of raising over $500 million to assist those affected by the clashes. read more

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Newsprint shipments decline in May exports fail to offset NAmerican decline

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 25, 2013 2:18 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Newsprint shipments decline in May; exports fail to offset NAmerican decline MONTREAL – Newsprint shipments by North American producers continued to decline in May despite an almost 20 per cent year-over-year increase in exports, according to an industry organization.Overall, newsprint shipments from North American producers fell 1.1 per cent in May from the prior year but were up 5.7 per cent from April, the Pulp and Paper Products Council said Tuesday.North American demand was down 8.9 per cent in May, or 10 per cent in the first five months of the year. Exports were up 11 per cent, with higher demand in Asia, particularly India, and in South America.Exports account for one-third of all shipments by North American producers.Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets wrote in a report that the temporary idling of 750,000 tonnes of annual export capacity at a Russian mill in December helped North American producers win back some market share.North American producers will also benefit from a permanent removal of about one million tonnes of European newsprint capacity in 2013, he added.Quinn said last year’s strong gains in North American commercial printing demand masked the steep declines of newspapers which bought 5.8 per cent less newsprint than the prior year.The outlook is uncertain this year amid reports that some retailers are looking to switch to higher-quality supercalendered paper. Commercial printing demand for newsprint was down 0.7 per cent in May.North American newsprint prices are down $35 per tonne year-to-date.Quinn said an attempt to increase prices by $40 per tonne in July “died a quick death” as the leading newsprint producer, Resolute Forest Products (TSX:RFP), didn’t join the move to higher prices.Resolute leads with 37 per cent of North American newsprint capacity, followed by Kruger and White Birch with 14 and 13 per cent respectively.The industry has been pressured by the start last August of White Birch’s Stadacona mill, which added 250,000 annual tonnes of newsprint capacity.Several producers have cut capacity by closing mills or older paper machines. Resolute reduced some capacity but also restarted its Gatineau plant in May.The mill is a lower-cost operation due to a new labour agreement, the use of a single-paper machine and a co-generation power plant.The facility will employ 130 workers, down from 330 when it was shut down in April 2010.Chief executive Richard Garneau has said the mill will produce newsprint that can be sold in North America or for export, a market that has grown to represent 47 per cent of company sales. read more

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Atlas Copco Group to be split – increased customer focus for mining

first_imgThe Atlas Copco Board is proposing a split of Atlas Copco Group, which will turn the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Business Area and division Construction Tools into a separate company. This new company will be dedicated to customers within mining and civil engineering.This dedicated company will include 12,000 employees, comprising all divisions within the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Business Area plus the division Construction Tools and related service.The rationale is to ensure that both Atlas Copco and the new company are provided the best growth opportunities in their respective market segments.The new company will have a dedicated Board and CEO; this will result in a more agile company governance and faster response to market requirements. Operationally there will not be any changes to the existing structure, as there already is a solid organization in place. This structure will further enable investments in growth areas like automation, digitalization and service excellence.“This is a fantastic opportunity. With the new company solely dedicated to mining and civil engineering we can serve our customers even better than today,” says Helena Hedblom, Business Area President, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique. “From an organizational point of view there will be no changes. We have strong Customer Centres, professional people, excellent products and superior services. Our customer support will be reinforced as we can run operations more focused from present premises.”The new company will be listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange from mid 2018 following approval at the Atlas Copco Annual General Meeting in April 2018.last_img read more

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Two out of Irelands three Euro constituencies wont make first count tonight

first_imgDUBLIN HAS ELECTED Lynn Boylan of Sinn Féin as Ireland’s first MEP of 2014.She was close to the quota on the first two counts (83,264 and 84,289) but was elected on the third count, with 89,764 votes. The quota had been 88,144.It looks very likely that Brian Hayes (FG) will take the second seat, while Eamon Ryan (Greens) and Mary Fitzpatrick (FF) could be battling for the third and final seat there. There is also a slim chance that Nessa Childers (independent) could challenge those two.Emer Costello (Lab) was knocked out in the third count, where she had 27,194 votes. Brid Smith (PBP) went out in the second. These four candidates were knocked out in the first round: Tom Darcy (DDI) 4,022, Raymond Whitehead (DDI) 3,133, Jim Tallon (Ind) 2,244, Damon Wise (Fís Nua) 1,147.The South constituency will not be able to reveal a first count tonight. It will call a halt to counting at 11pm and restart at 9am tomorrow.There were 15 candidates in the South and the ballot paper is apparently very difficult to handle, thereby slowing down the count.It appears there that Brian Crowley (FF) will do a sweep of the top spot, and tallies are indicating Liadh Ní Riada (SF) and Seán Kelly (FG) will take the second and third seats, although Deirdre Clune (FG) might still be in with a shout for the fourth and last seat. There is a small suggestion that Grace O’Sullivan (Greens) could challenge her for that.Midlands-Northwest is also not going to bring home a first count tonight – in Castlebar, it is likely they too will call a halt to the count at 11pm and restart at 9am.This is a massive constituency, spanning parts of 15 counties, and returning four seats.Ss much reported,  Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (ind) is in the top polling spot there according to tallies and exit polls.The second seat should go to Mairead McGuinness (FG). The third seat could be a fight between Matt Carthy (SF), Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher (FF) and Marian Harkin (ind).Elections 2014 LiveBlog for the latest news>Who is your local councillor? Here’s a list of everyone elected so far>last_img read more

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This Short Film Combines The Magic of Studio Ghibli With Real Life

first_img Studio Ghibli films are some that remain with you for the rest of your life after you view them. You’ll always remember Kiki’s Delivery Service or My Neighbor Totoro, for instance, and you’ll probably always be afraid of tall, dark shadowy figures that look as though they’re wearing masks. Part of what makes these movies so memorable are their environments, characters, and their connections to the real world.That’s why these works from visual artist Kojer are so fascinating. They take familiar characters from the Ghibli movies you love and mix them with footage filmed at real locations in places like Japan and Korea. He painstakingly scouted out real-world areas to insert the animated characters where they looked like they might best fit in, and the result is a breathtaking set of characters juxtaposed against places you can go to in real life. Even the coloring seems to match impeccably, a testament to Kojer’s prowess here.From Pazu and Sheeta looking into a fountain with their reflections staring back at them to watching Chihiro interact with Spirited Away’s No Face on a train, you can see how much work went into making these images believable. If you’re a fan of one or all of these movies, there’s a lot to appreciate here.Check out the video above to see the animation in action, with Totoro floating over the city to Kiki headed through the city on her bike. The swooping effect scene as we shift throughout the city and the Kodama looking on are especially good touches, as is the somewhat heartrending music that punctuates every scene. Though it’s clear the movie is meant to be uplifting, don’t be surprised if you come away with more than a few tears in your eyes, both in terms of nostalgia and childlike wonder. Just imagine what the world would be like if these characters were real. What a world it would be.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target AdamTots Presents: Kiki’s Dealer ServiceMay’s Garden House Restaurant is The First Licensed Totoro Restaurant last_img read more

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SPOILERS 1229 Superstars tapings in Washington DC

first_img WWE Tag Team Tournament Unveiled WhatsApp SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Twitter Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowan Now Playing Up Next Bray Wyatt Videos Articles WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Monday night in Washington, DC.12/29 WWE Superstars tapings:* Erick Rowan def. Tyson Kidd.* Fandango def. R-Truth.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car AccidentVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Facebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Mark Wahlberg turned to coffee to stay ‘lit’ for intense ‘Mile 22’ shoot. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Queen attends annual Royal Maundy Service in Windsorlast_img read more

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TCI PDM Administration not in Grace Bay Boys pocket welcomes RitzCarlton by

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIRitzCarltondevelopment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 17, 2017 – Providenciales – The PDM Administration yesterday aimed to extinguish the fiery charge that they are being controlled by the so called, Grace Bay Boys and are not supportive of the Desarollos Hotelco development of a RitzCarlton resort along the world famous strip.“I don’t know what clearer way to say we welcome the Ritz Carlton project, I mean there is no such thing as any member of this government being in the Grace Bay Boys pocket, whatever that mean.”In a media one on one on Thursday, the Premier took the question and said the PDM has long supported the idea and only wait to see the final determinations from the Environmental Impact Assessment to know what kind of development will be permitted at the site.   Tourism Minister Ralph Higgs said the Administration welcomes the idea of having the RitzCarlton brand.There are vociferous claims by countrymen, including the Opposition PNP that the PDM was against the project and would do the bidding of those who are believed to be against the development.   A firm rejection of that notion came from the panel which included all Cabinet Ministers.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIRitzCarltondevelopment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Soy Growers Say Prohibiting Hedge Exemptions Would Harm Futures Market Risk Management

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) along with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) oppose a proposal that would prohibit hedge exemptions for spread transactions during the last five days of trading of a futures contract, when convergence is expected to occur.The groups sent a sent a letter to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Secretary Christopher Kirkpatrick expressing concerns last week.“One important element of risk management, price discovery and hedging is predictable convergence between the cash and futures price. Convergence between cash and futures prices occurs as the futures contract moves toward expiration, often in the final closing days of the life of the contract,” the letter states. “Convergence occurs because buyers of futures contracts decide if they are going to take delivery of grain or sell back their futures contracts while sellers of futures contracts decide if they will make delivery of grain or buy back their futures contracts.”The letter emphasizes that this process ensures that when the futures contract expires, the prices of cash and futures converge.“Confidence in this process allows farmers to receive loans to operate their business, market their grain or hedge their risk. It allows buyers to have a ready market for our grain, users of the crops we produce to lock-in long-term contracts for the products they produce or consume, and exporters to make long-term sales to global customers,” the groups state. “If at expiration the futures price is not an accurate proxy for the cash price, then the utility of the futures market as a risk management and price discovery instrument is lost.”The letter states a prohibition on holding spread transactions would prevent convergence and harm the price discovery function of the market.Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

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ASA Communications Team Members at Ag Media Summit

first_imgCommunications staff Wendy Brannen and Jessica Wharton headed west this past week to network with trade media and attend learning sessions at the 20th Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. The annual event is cohosted by the Agricultural Communicators Network and related groups as an opportunity for reporters and communicators in the agriculture arena to come together, compare notes, and leave with new tools for success. Brannen and Wharton attended agriculture tours of the area, along with sessions on digital strategy, crisis communications, photo assets, and social media analytics, to name a few.last_img

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VIDEO SI Swimsuit Cover Revealed on Letterman

first_imgLast night in New York, the cover of Sports Illustrated’s perennially anticipated (and scorned) swimsuit issue—and its accompanying billboard on Broadway—was revealed on the Late Show with David Letterman. More on the business of the swimsuit issue later today on FOLIOmag.com.last_img

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Common Delivers Message Of Hope In Performance At Folsom Prison

first_img Twitter Email Facebook Common Delivers Message Of Hope In Performance At Folsom Prison As part of his Imagine Justice initiative, the GRAMMY-winning rapper brought inmates at the California prison a message of hope and redemptionNate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 5, 2017 – 4:35 pm Best known in the music world as the subject of Johnny Cash’s 1955 song and recording site of the GRAMMY-winner’s legendary 1968 live album, Folsom Prison and its inmates received another very special visit recently. Common Performs At Folsom State Prison common-delivers-message-hope-performance-folsom-prison GRAMMY-winning rapper Common continued his quest to lift up those around him with a special performance at Folsom State Prison recently as part of his Imagine Justice initiative. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYosObDgFIG/?taken-by=imaginexjustice News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 24, 2015 – 12:15 pm Common: Grateful For The GRAMMY Platform This performance comes on the heels of a series of concerts all focused on advocating for criminal justice reform. Alongside J. Cole, Common gave a free concert in Sacramento’s Capitol Mall and the rapper/actor also embarked on a four-day prison tour called The Hope & Redemption Tour, which the star documented in a web series on his YouTube page.To find out more about the work Common is doing through Imagine Justice, follow on Twitter and Instagram.Exclusive Interview: John Legend’s Musical And Personal AscensionRead morelast_img read more

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TRS failed to fulfil promises CPI

first_imgWarangal: Communist Party of India (CPI) Warangal Urban district secretary Mekala Ravi has said that the TRS government is bound to face the wrath of people for his failure to fulfil their aspirations. Leading a protest before the Urban district collectorate here on Monday, he said that TRS government totally failed to protect the interests of the people. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us “The TRS MPs failed to exert pressure on the Central government in getting green signal for Railway wagon unit in Kazipet,” he said. The TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who promised to provide double bedroom houses to poor, needs to answer how far he succeeded, he demanded. The TRS’ promise to give three acres land to Dalits is not being implemented, he said. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Senior CPI leader and former MLA Potharaju Saraiah demanded the State government to come up with industries in the district to help the unemployed youth get jobs. The leaders submitted a memorandum to Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil. The memorandum included demands such as… granting rights to podu cultivators, reforming revenue laws, waiver of crop loans to the extent of Rs 1 lakh, bringing all farmers including tenant farmers under the ambit of Rythu Bandhu, speeding up of Mega Textile Park works, upgradation of MGM Hospital, establishment of super speciality hospitals in Narsampet, Wardhannapet and Parkal etc. Senior leaders P Prasad, Sheikh Bashamiya, Bussa Ravi, U Ramulu, A Srinivas, G Ramesh, B Mallaiah, Jakkula Raju, K Chiranjeevi, Sudarshan, G Rohith, aresh Dravid, G Badri, D Laxman and J Ravi were among others present.last_img read more

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Trump Administration Delays Most Tariffs On Steel Aluminum

first_imgMartin Meissner/APSteel coils sit on wagons leaving a factory in Duisburg, Germany on March 2. U.S. President Trump Monday decided to hold off on imposing most steel and aluminum tariffs until at least June 1The Trump administration has decided to hold off on imposing most of its tariffs on imported steel and aluminum until at least June 1.Tariffs were scheduled to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday on imports from Canada, the largest U.S. supplier of steel and aluminum, as well as Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Brazil and the EU.A source familiar with the decision says the administration has reached an agreement in principle with Australia, Argentina and Brazil, which may avoid the need for tariffs against those countries altogether.Talks continue with Canada, Mexico and the EU.Trump initially ordered the tariffs — 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum — in March, ostensibly to protect domestic industries, which the president called critical to national security.But before the levies took effect, the administration granted temporary waivers to most major U.S. allies.In recent weeks, Trump has used the tariffs — or the threat of tariffs — as a bargaining chip in broader trade negotiations.Mexico and Canada are in talks with the U.S. on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement.South Korean officials won a permanent exemption from steel tariffs in March as part of an updated free trade agreement with the U.S. But in exchange, South Korea had to reduce its steel exports to the U.S. by about 30 percent, Similar quotas could be imposed on other countries as part of a final deal.Japan never got a break from the tariffs, so Japanese exporters have been subject to the levies since late March. That was a source of some friction when Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago two weeks ago.The EU had threatened to retaliate if the steel and aluminum tariffs took effect, by imposing levies of its own on politically sensitive American exports. Potential targets include Harley Davidson motorcycles, from the home state of House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Kentucky bourbon, which could get the attention of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.The steel and aluminum tariffs are part of a broader effort to crack down on what Trump calls unfair trading practices. The administration has also imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. And it’s threatening hefty penalties against a wide range of exports from China.A U.S. delegation is on its way to Beijing for trade talks later this week.“You see what’s happening with respect to trade and the United States,” Trump said Monday. “We are being respected again.”Economists have warned that tariffs could backfire, by raising prices for U.S. businesses and consumers and sparking a backlash against American exports.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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WATCH This film seeks to bring gender inclusivity to public schools

first_imgA still from the trailer of Creating Gender Inclusive Schools LGBT sex ed to be taught in England, including in faith schoolsTrans kids guide is ‘inaccurate and deeply damaging’, say LGBT activistsEqual treatment remains out of reach for LGBT Americans in most statesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/creating-gender-inclusive-schools-documentary/ Creating Gender Inclusive Schools is a short documentary film. It demonstrates what can happen when public schools learn to be inclusive beyond the gender binary. GAYSTARNEWS- Tell me more!The film documents Peralta Elementary School in Oakland, California. School employees brought in staff from the group Gender Spectrum to provide training for teachers and administrators. Additionally, they provided an age-appropriate curriculum for students.‘Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth,’ the organization’s website reads.Next in the film, parents are introduced to these ideas. They add to the discussion of creating a safe space for all children to be themselves.In total, the film documents a week of classroom activities. These activities helped students and adults alike become more aware of issues such as bullying, stereotyping, and gender.‘[The film] demonstrates that it’s not only possible, but downright fun, to train an entire public elementary school community to be inclusive of transgender and gender expansive youth,’ New Day Films states.‘Creating Gender Inclusive Schools is one of four films in the Youth & Gender Media Project, which together demonstrate how to reach every member of a school community—students, teachers, parents and administrators—to help them create educational settings that welcome all young people, regardless of the where they fall on the spectrum of gender identity and expression.’center_img Reviews‘As a LGBTQ advocate and educator, the film is a great tool and resource. We love the perspectives that the film provides and the connection to LGBTQ inclusion work. I am so grateful that a film like this even exists and is available to us,’ said Ami Davis in a review. Davis is the Manager of Youth Wellness and Policy at REACH OUT.‘We screened [the film] for a professional development session at each of our schools to teachers [and staff],’ said Catherine Wang. Wang works as the superintendent of a school district.‘This impactful film highlights how easily we can make a difference if we intentionally plan to address gender identity in our schools. Our teams were truly inspired by what is possible and the film moved each school to consider immediate steps to support a more inclusive environment’.The trailerWatch the trailer for Creating Gender Inclusive Schools below:[embedded content]Creating Gender Inclusive Schools Trailer from Jonathan Skurnik on Vimeo.Anything else?Using gender-neutral language is also a great way to move beyond the gender binary.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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5 die 4 missing in collapse of coal pit wall in Philippines

first_img New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A wall in a vast coal pit collapsed in the central Philippines early Friday, killing five workers and leaving at least four others missing at a site where a similar deadly accident occurred two years ago, a governor said Friday.Antique provincial Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said the chances of rescuing the missing were dim because they were buried alive by mud and water at the open Panian pit on Semirara Island. Eight other workers survived the landslide but were injured, she said. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home “The missing are now presumed dead,” Cadiao told The Associated Press by telephone, adding the accident occurred in the same northern edge of the open pit that collapsed two years ago.The 2013 accident in Semirara in Antique, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of Manila, left 10 workers dead and missing.Government officials, Cadiao said, should consider closing the coal pit for good because its operator failed to prevent a second similar accident in the same portion of the pit that also claimed the lives of poor workers. “It’s a choice between the lives of people and profit,” she said.Investigators haven’t yet determined what caused the collapse but Cadiao said she was told part of the pit wall may have grown sodden by days of rain or the seepage of seawater.The Department of Energy said it ordered the pit operator, the Semirara Mining and Power Corp., to immediately suspend coal mining operations in the affected area. It also ordered an investigation.The company said it was updating government officials on the progress of the search and rescue work and its effort to supply adequate coal for power generation after mining operations at the site were suspended. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories Coal makes up for about a third of energy supply in the Philippines.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Ventures 201718 Thailand Brochure – Experience the REAL Thailand

first_imgVenture’s 2017-18 Thailand Brochure – Experience the REAL ThailandVenture’s 2017-18 Thailand Brochure – Experience the REAL ThailandVenture Holidays’ Thailand programme includes a new section on experiential tourism, giving visitors the opportunity to see, understand, experience and explore more.Experiential travel highlights include: Thai Cooking Schools – 8 options ex Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui and Chiang MaiCycling Tours – 7 options ex Bangkok and Chiang MaiHomestays – 3 options ex Bangkok and Chiang MaiTrekking & Soft Adventure – 7 options ex Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang MaiExtended Touring / Ministays – 6 options ex Bangkok and Chiang MaiIn addition, sightseeing includes some old favourites as well as new & inspiring sightseeing tours – e.g. Bangkok (pages 12 & 13): Tastes of Bangkok Transport – Urban DiscoveryA Stroll Through Bangkok’s Chinatown with Dim SumBuddhist Alms Giving & Flower MarketMidnight Food Tour by Tuk TukDiversity & Harmony Walking TourExperience Rural Life Along Mahasawat Klong (canal)There is still the outstanding range of city hotels & resorts to suit every budget – for singles, couples & families. This year, we have simplified our hotel descriptions to better visually present each property. Contracted room categories available are clearly displayed, as are bonuses, family and honeymooners’ offers.The new brochure can be downloaded HEREDelivery commenced on Tuesday 21 March and are available to order via Brochure Flow and Templar.For bookings and enquiries, contact our reservations team on 1300 303 343, email mail@ventureholidays.com.au or go online to the latest version of CalypsoNet, ROVE.About Venture HolidaysEstablished in 1979, Venture Holidays is an innovative travel company with a broad network of first hand travel knowledge to create remarkable travel experiences. Source = Venture Holidayslast_img read more

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