Low grain supplies have buyers scrambling to make sure they’ll have enough for theirneeds. A marketing expert said farmers should be scrambling, too, to lock in prices drivenup by the shortage. “Grain stocks in the United States and globally are at very low levels,” saidGeorge Shumaker, an economist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”You’d have to go back to the end of World War II to find a time when global grainstocks were as low as they are right now,” Shumaker said.Many experts like to see a buffer of about 75 days’ worth of use. But stocks havedropped to about 30 days’ worldwide use.Because of the shortage, markets have placed a premium on all grain prices.”This premium should encourage growers to plant more acres to meet the growingneed for food and feed grains,” Shumaker said.The high-price grains include corn, wheat and soybeans used for human food or to feedlivestock for later human consumption. Current prices for wheat and corn, the feed grains, are higher than for soybeans, anoilseed. That’s because corn and wheat are in scarcer supply than oilseeds.Higher prices in all of these grains have caused an “auction for acreage,”Shumaker said. Buyers try to make sure they will be able to buy enough grain by gettingfarmers to plant more of the grain with the shortest supply.”Bidding prices higher encourages farmers to plant more of that commodity,”he said.Georgia grain growers can take advantage of that. Shumaker said using cash contracts,hedging futures markets and buying options are all good ways to manage marketing risk.”We’re going to have some excellent forward-pricing opportunities in early1996,” he said.As high as prices are, the market is more volatile, too. Weather forecasts play a keypart in setting market prices.The low supply makes the present crop more precious than it would be otherwise. Buyerskeep a close eye on current crop conditions and adjust prices up or down depending on howweather could affect the crop. Farmers can’t affect these price fluctuations, but they can take advantage of them asthey happen. Shumaker said this is an excellent time to learn about managing market risk– while prices are high.”The ‘Freedom to Farm’ bill will force farmers to learn more about riskmanagement,” he said. “We’re fortunate that prices are so high now when farmersare learning.”The new farm bill will also affect acreage. Shumaker expects an increase in corn andsoybean acreage over 1995. This is partly due to farmers’ planting fewer peanuts, but alsobecause of higher grain prices.Grain buyers and others look to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ProspectivePlantings Report on March 31 to find out what farmers intend to plant this year.”These intentions could affect current prices for all grains,” Shumaker said.”So producers need to act quickly when they see a profitable opportunity.”
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CVPS prices public offering
CVPS prices public offeringRUTLAND, Vermont Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (NYSE:CV) announced November 17, 2008, that it priced a public offering of 1,190,000 newly issued shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $19.00. Central Vermont expects to grant the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to 119,000 additional shares of Central Vermont common stock solely to cover over-allotments, if any. Central Vermont intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of debt, capital expenditures, investments in Vermont Transco LLC and working capital requirements.Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated is acting as sole bookrunner, and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. is acting as co-manager for this offering. You may obtain a copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement, when available, from Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, 180 Varick Street 2/F, New York, NY 10014, firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail), or toll-free at 1-866-718-1649.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement.
Dear Most Parents: You Are Boring.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York … well, at least compared to the creatively cool inventors of Dinovember!Admittedly, I am a couple of days late, as this has been floating around for a couple of days (I mean, even Jaime Franchi has probably seen it by now…) but that’s OK because your nana probably doesn’t peruse Buzzfeed too much and when she sees this she will squeal in elderly delight.Of course, my first choice was to share the video from Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s latest press conference…But nana wouldn’t have approved.So, parents, click these words, and go read about these amazing people and see what they’ve done to make me declare all you other parents, boring.And parents, I’m sorry for making you feel inadequate. I’m sure your children love you just as much as theirs do.Then again, probably not. Because dinosaurs!
Without branches, banks and credit unions say they can’t survive
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Branches aren’t just important to banks and credit unions. They’re viewed as essential to institutional existence by a significant majority in the industry.Seven out of ten bank and credit union executives consider branches to be so important that their institution’s very survival depends on them. Considering the rapid migration of everyday banking transactions to digital channels and the corresponding sharp falloff in branch traffic, that is a startling conclusion. Why do so many retail banking executives feel this way? Are they clinging desperately to tradition or do sound reasons support their belief in the much-debated branch?Many of the statistics from “The World Branch Report 2019” address those questions. The 62-page report, a collaboration between Thynk Digital and The Financial Brand, is based on surveys of nearly 500 executives from banks and credit unions worldwide and about 9,400 consumer users of financial institutions worldwide.
S. Korea adds 114 virus cases, warns on Seoul cluster
South Korea reported fewer than 120 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, but authorities warned that a new cluster in Seoul could see the infection spread in the capital.Around 100 people linked to a call centre in the city have tested positive for the virus in recent days. “This could lead to a ‘super spread’ in the metropolitan area, where half of the entire population are concentrated,” Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting on Thursday. So far, nearly 90 percent of South Korea’s cases have been in the southern city of Daegu and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang province.The South was the first country to report significant coronavirus numbers outside China, where the disease first emerged, and remains one of the world’s worst-affected countries despite being overtaken by both Italy and Iran in declared cases.A total of 114 infections were confirmed Wednesday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, taking the South’s total to 7,869.Six more people died, it added, with the toll rising to 66.Each morning the South announces how many cases were diagnosed the previous day, and Wednesday’s figure is well below the 500-600 increases the country was confirming in early March.More than 60 percent of the country’s infections are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a religious sect often condemned as a cult, one of whose members attended at least four services in Daegu before being diagnosed.Scores of events — from K-pop concerts to sports matches — have been cancelled or postponed over the contagion, with school and kindergarten breaks extended by three weeks nationwide.Topics :
WIND to Provide Cable Storage for German Offshore Wind Pair
WIND Cable Services B.V. has won a long-term cable storage contract by EnBW for the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in Germany.Under the agreement, the Netherlands-based company will provide storage of the spare inter-array cable for the two projects.Boskalis is in charge of the supply, installation, burial, termination and testing of seventy-nine 33kV inter-array cables on the Hohe See wind farm. The company is also responsible for the inter-array works on Albatros, as well as for inter-connecting the two projects.The 497MW EnBW Hohe See and the 112MW Albatros offshore wind farms will comprise a total of 87 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines.EnBW Hohe See is located 95km north of Borkum and 100km northwest of Helgoland, while Albatros is being constructed in the immediate vicinity.The two wind farms are expected to be put into operation by the end of the year.
Missouri Teenagers Protest a Transgender Student’s Use of the Girls’ Bathroom
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Hetmyer; bowlers put GAW into semi’s
Shimron Hetmyer followed another good Guyana Amazon Warriors bowling performance with an unbeaten half-century to take the perennial finalists to the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) knockout stages. Bar an early burst from Rakheem Cornwall, the St Lucia Zouks never got going with the bat as the Amazon Warriors mixed seam and spin to good effect, and Hetmyer made the total and the ground look far too small.Cornwall smashed sixes off both Chris Green and Kevin Sinclair, but Andre Fletcher fell early, leading-edging Sinclair to short third man. Naveen-ul-Haq started with a wicket-maiden, Leniko Boucher pulling straight to captain Green at mid-on. Imran Tahir also started with a maiden, leaving the Zouks 15/2 after four overs.Cornwall hit two fours off Naveen, driving him over his head then pulling him, but when the opener mistimed a Romario Shepherd cutter Naveen pulled off an excellent catch diving forward. Cornwall had hit 20 in four shots, but the Zouks only scored off six other deliveries to end the Powerplay at 27/3. Naveen ul Haq (3L) and Romario Shepherd (2L) of Guyana Amazon Warriors celebrate the dismissal of Leniko Boucher (L) of St Lucia Zouks during the Hero Caribbean Premier League match 24 between St Lucia Zouks and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Brian Lara Cricket Academy onGreen raced through an over for just two, and Tahir was unlucky not to get a wicket in an over that yielded only four. Najibullah Zadran attempted to reverse sweep Green to little effect, and Sinclair was unlucky a Najibullah top-edge fell safely. Najibullah at last middled one, pulling Sinclair hard for a Hero Maximum, and at halfway the Zouks were 47/3.Najibullah and Kavem Hodge managed to hustle eight off Green’s last over, but Hodge soon got stuck which put pressure on Najibullah, who tried to attack Tahir but under-edged a googly to keeper Nicholas Pooran. Keemo Paul bookended his first over with wickets, starting with Hodge under-edging through to Pooran and ending with Zouks captain Daren Sammy falling LBW for another low score. At 59/6 off 13, the Zouks were in need of a rescue mission.Mohammad Nabi and Javelle Glen survived Tahir’s last over, Paul’s second over like his first went for just two, and while Nabi clubbed Shepherd for four through cover that was the first boundary in 34 balls. Entering the last four overs, the Zouks were 72/6.Nabi steered Naveen past point for four, but Naveen foxed him with a pair of slower balls to put the onus on Nabi to attack. Nabi mistimed his drive and holed out to Sinclair at deep cover. Glenn got his first boundaries, both edged past short third man off Paul, as the Zouks finally managed a double-figure over to reach 89/7 off 18.Naveen dropped short and was pulled for four to go for 11 off the last over of an otherwise excellent spell, and Glenn smoked a cover drive in the last over. But Paul recovered well to ensure that was the only boundary off the 20th, and the Zouks total felt some way under par.Scott Kuggeleijn sprayed wides both sides of the wicket in a nine-ball first over that somehow only went for five. The Amazon Warriors’ intention to attack the Powerplay was clear, as Chandrapaul Hemraj started Nabi’s first over by smashing a Hero Maximum and King closed it by square driving for four.Brandon King was bowled attempting a ramp over fine leg, but the aggression continued with Hetmyer slashing for four. Hemraj ruined a potential Nabi maiden with a Hero Maximum over long-off, and Hetmyer dismissed a Kuggeleijn long-hop through point for four. Cornwall closed the Powerplay tidily, but after six overs the Warriors were comfortable at 38/1.Hemraj clipped Kesrick Williams fine for four to take the required run rate below five an over. Hetmyer seized on Cornwall’s first poor ball, hammering a Hero Maximum over midwicket, and the Amazon Warriors ticked along to 55/1 off eight overs but soon after Hemraj was bowled by Nabi off both pads.Hetmyer attacked Chemar Holder mercilessly, pulling his first two balls for Hero Maximums and following up with three fours in a row – a majestic cover drive on the up, a rasping square cut and a punch over mid-off – to rocket the Warriors to 82/2 and himself to 46 after 10 overs. A 24 run over had reduced an already simple chase to a stroll.Nabi finished his spell tidily, but while Sammy showed faith in Holder, Pooran continued where Hetmyer had left off with a glorious check-driven four. Hetmyer followed suit to bring up a third fifty of Hero CPL 2020 off just 33 balls, and after 12 overs the Amazon Warriors were 94/2 and needed just 16 to win.Pooran walloped Glen through midwicket for four but fell next ball reverse-slapping to cover where Boucher took a good low catch. The winning moment was a bye, but the job had been done by the bowlers and Hetymer, and with three straight wins the Amazon Warriors look to be gathering steam.The Zouks had already qualified for the semis, but the top order will need to step up if they are to win Hero CPL for the first time. Such was the margin of victory that the Amazon Warriors jumped into second place, and who knows how important that could be come the semi-finals.
J-D hosts annual ‘Hoops for Courage’ game, faces ESM
Tags: Camp Good Days and Special TimesEast Syracuse Minoahoops for courageJamesville-DeWitt In addition to selling long-sleeve shirts featuring the event’s logo, NHS students from J-D reached out to community members for donations and sponsorships of raffle items, all proceeds going to the Branchport summer camp’s Central New York regional office at 356 N. Midler Ave in Syracuse. Raffle items included gift certificates to local restaurants, spa baskets, J-D apparel baskets and a smart TV.Ennis said the school did not aim for a specific goal this year in regard to fundraising.“We’re grateful for every dollar we raise,” she said. “Every penny counts.”According to Ennis, about $2,600 had been raised last year while roughly $5,000 had been raised for the inaugural event.Warners resident Ray Spittler, who has attended the past two “Hoops for Courage” games, said his family became attached to Camp Good Days after his daughter—now 18 months cancer-free—had been diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor.“One of the things that’s amazing about Camp Good Days is it’s not just about the child who got sick,” Spittler said. “It’s about every sibling in the family. All five of my kids until they’re 18 get to go to the summer camps. It’s absolutely incredible what they do for the family. It lets them be kids again.”According to the non-profit organization’s Central New York director Kathy Kreilley, the camp has provided “pure joy” to about 50,000 children over the past 40 years through lakefront activities and relaxation. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story By Jason KlaiberStaff WriterJamesville-DeWitt High School’s third annual “Hoops for Courage” game took place against East Syracuse-Minoa on Jan. 10 in an effort to raise funds for Camp Good Days & Special Times.J-D’s National Honor Society (NHS) has organized “Hoops for Courage” since the event’s inception in 2018 when the high school’s basketball team faced Fayetteville-Manlius. Last Friday night saw a repeat of last year’s match-up for the fundraiser game. This time around J-D’s girls team came out on top 68-35, while the boys endured a narrow defeat, notching 47 points to ESM’s 49. The fundraiser was originally inspired by the annual Courage Bowl between St. John Fisher College and the College at Brockport that also raises money for Camp Good Days, a summer camp that brings in children, adults and families directly affected by cancer.“The purpose behind Camp Good Days & Special Times is to give children opportunities to forget about everything that’s going on in their lives,” school counselor Diane Ennis, J-D’s co-adviser for NHS, said.
Tale of 2 halves for St. Bonaventure, UW WNIT 3rd round matchup at Kohl Center
After jumping out to a 32-18 halftime lead, Wisconsin appeared on its way to the next round of the WNIT. However, St. Bonaventure came roaring back in the second half, outscoring the Badgers 38-19 en route to ending Wisconsin’s season.The Bonnies outplayed Wisconsin on both ends of the court in the second half after they had a poor first half. St. Bonaventure shot 54.2 percent in the second half and held the Badgers to only 6-of-29 shooting for a 20.7 percent clip after allowing 61.9 percent shooting in the first half.St. Bonaventure coach Jim Crowley credited a halftime adjustment that allowed the Bonnies to contest more shots as the reason why they were able to shut down Wisconsin.“One of the main things we wanted to do was take away their layups and their inside game, and we were getting caught on screens to give up layups in the first half,” Crowley said. “We were moving after the pass was thrown rather than when it was being thrown to get in position. We were getting screened off, and we talked about it at halftime and did a good job of adjusting, which allowed [us] to get a lot of contested shots.”St. Bonaventure blocked nine shots, with eight of them coming in the second half, effectively shutting down Wisconsin’s inside game. Tara Steinbauer, who had 12 points in the first half, was held to only a 3-pointer in the second half as the Bonnies blocked several of her shots and never allowed her open looks.“I don’t know if we’ve had nine blocks in the last 10 games combined,” Crowley said. “It’s just not something we do, but we were really able to get into position and contest those shots.”The Bonnies came out in the second half and immediately began to cut into Wisconsin’s lead. The lead was down to only five points four minutes into the second half and St. Bonaventure took their first lead with 6:51 left.“We’re disappointed in our second half,” Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone said. “It was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a little bit. It wasn’t just our offense. You can look at our 62 percent first half and 20 percent second half, but our offensive and defensive principles just broke down.”Steinbauer agrees with her coach and thinks that the Badgers strayed from their type of basketball.“I definitely would attribute [the loss] to the fact that we didn’t play Wisconsin-style basketball in the second half,” Steinbauer said. “In the first half, we came out and passed the ball to each other, had a bunch of assists, we were finding the open player, and then, I think in the second half, our principles staled.”Despite the disappointing end to the season, the Badgers are already looking forward to next year.“I think we had a great season,” Teah Gant said. “We played a lot better than people thought we would, so I think we need to take that into the offseason and still work hard just to get better for next season.”Steinbauer, a sophomore, is also looking forward to next season and is encouraged by the fact that the team is bringing back its entire lineup besides senior center Caitlin Gibson.“I think we’re very talented, and I think the thing sometimes overlooked is that we’re very young,” Steinbauer said. “I think next year we’re going to bring a lot more experience, and obviously Caitlin will be missed, but we’re going to be bringing in two great players. I think you’re for sure going to see a strong Wisconsin team next year, too.”