Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The role of the team joker in rugby

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As events like Lions tours feel increasingly like life or death, we celebrate the comedians Brian O’ Driscoll enjoys a joke with Lions team-mates, 2009 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img In the end Quinlan received a lengthy ban that put a bullet in his tour hopes. But today he reflects on being name-checked as an energiser for the tour said to revive the Lions legacy after a haunted 2005 trip to New Zealand.“Was it a case of me going and being part of a midweek team that was gonna try and rally the troops and have fun?” Quinlan wonders alongside Rugby World. “I was always pretty outgoing and got on well with people and liked to have fun. I was never a big drinker – the opposite in fact – but I was a messer and a joker. I love to have fun with people and have conversations.“So maybe that was some part of it. I’d like to think that I was playing pretty well and could offer (something on the pitch), you know! But that was a nice thing as well. Because the history of summer tours with national teams, and particularly with the Lions, is about uniting people and coming together.”Tours of rugby duty are as much about making memories as they are results. One of Quinlan’s fondest recollections from rugby abroad came in 2008, after a hectic summer when Munster’s Ireland stars went from a Heineken Cup triumph to a national tour Down Under. Next stop was Boston, USA. It was Munster’s pre-season, weights and conditioning were at the front of the mind, as well as continuing momentum from a successful season. And there was jet-lag to wrestle with. So when hooker Frankie Sheahan suggested the non-playing group went to a sports bar for a few beers, it may have felt like an unnecessary excursion.What followed, Quinlan says, was “one of the most memorable nights ever”. Not because it was wild (Quinlan says they were likely all tucked up before 1am) but because they laughed, sang, told stories and enjoyed each other’s company.Quinlan was hesitant at first, being focused on the next day’s training. But what will always stick with him is when former All Black Doug Howlett told him that while he does remember a few of the bigger games he’d played, he probably remembered as many of the good team-bonding moments. Psychologically, Quinlan says, successful teams need to balance the intense times with the light-hearted.Mather and the Barbarians, 2017 (Getty Images)Reading those moments right is a skill, says Wasps Ladies coach Giselle Mather. She recalls one pre-season camp, when the team were on their way to another venue after canoeing down a river, and came across a rope swing on the riverbank. Could they really afford the hour delay to let the athletes cut loose? For Mather, it was a total no-brainer: “We got on with it and it was amazing.”But Mather has also weighed up the value of personas in a tight window, having coached and selected for the Barbarians women. What’s the trade-off?“If you’ve got a couple of characters in there who make people laugh, that can add perspective, that’s a massive thing. The Lions do a lot of training but there’s also a heck of a lot of downtime, and part of the beauty of the Lions is getting to know other people. It’s about mixing the English, Scots, Irish and Welsh into one team as quickly as possible.“With the Barbarians it’s even quicker, because the most you get is maybe two weeks together. It’s about getting to know people, enjoying each other’s company and playing the best style of rugby you can. People that find perspective through humour, that can create stories and make memories – which after all that is what touring is all about – they’re absolutely invaluable.”But if there’s a 50-50 call on two players for a squad, and one’s raw but has a big personality and the other is more polished but serious, who wins?“The dynamic of people makes it or breaks it,” Mather says. “It’s not the Lions tour, it’s the people on tour. It’s not a rugby team, it’s the people in that team. You can have the best facilities in the world and God knows what else, but it just doesn’t work; then you can have an environment with backs against the wall, with hardly a bean between them, and you go, ‘Oh my God, look at that group.’“If it’s a 50-50 thing, without question you look at the personality of the person. And sometimes it’s more than a 50-50. If you get someone who connects people, brings new perspectives, makes stories, makes memories in an appropriate way, they’re worth their weight in gold.”Warren Gatland sports a clown nose, 2017 (Getty Images)Dr Wagstaff has done work on subsets and cliques, and is aware of the dangers of trying to control so many little details. He laughs that young athletes have a very keen nose for ‘organised fun’ too.Ultimately, he says, the informal roles within any successful team tend to get filled organically. A rotating cast of characters can take on a comedian role and when someone gets it wrong, oh boy does it bomb. Pressure to perform can be exhausting too – studies show that putting on a performance to display emotions you do not feel is really tiring.But if you have a number of individuals who naturally display that comedic touch, with likability and authenticity, what a boost it can give. Pick a side based purely around performance, and without any natural entertainers, and it’s the selectors who become the clowns.This feature first appeared in the June 2021 issue of Rugby World. The role of the team joker in rugby HAVE YOU heard the one about the British & Irish Lions team bus after a body-breaking session?“There’s one incident I remember from the tour in 2009,” says Simon Shaw. “We’d just had a major contact session and the forwards were shot to bits. Everyone was lacking in energy, massively. Then Bobby (conditioning coach Paul Stridgeon) puts on some soundtrack and goes berserk. Dancing down the aisles and whatnot. We’re going, ‘What the hell?!’“But by the end of it the whole bus, including the coaches, was rocking. We arrived at the hotel and we all went, ‘Sod this, let’s go round again!’ We spent another 20 minutes on the bus, banging the windows and having a great time.“It’s within some people to be a massive influence, even if you think they’re not as serious. They bring something special.”Big character Paul Stridgeon in action (Inpho)In an age of one-percenters and edges in the face of stifling pressure, maybe people who man the release valve are elite sport’s most undervalued assets.So let’s all hail the joker. That special character – whether it’s an athlete or coach – who can break the ice, nudge the floodgates, get a dressing room roaring, and send a whole bus shaking.In an elite career that spanned the Nineties right through to the mid 2010s, Shaw has seen characters come and go. We saw him lurching around a court session on the 1997 Lions tour,  tearing through 2009 and a renaissance in Toulon. He gives credit to ‘Marmite’ Mark Regan and madcap Andy Powell for boosts they gave some teams with their antics.And of figures like Stridgeon, Shaw says: “They are absolutely crucial. They’re the dividing line between the coaches, and also like a shoulder to cry on, someone to share your thoughts with, but also an invigorator, an energiser from one day to the next.”There’s a significance here. Warren Gatland, Lions boss for the upcoming South Africa tour, recently said that looking after players’ mental wellbeing on a Covid-disfigured trip will be crucial.After naming his coaching staff, Gatland said of the downtime on tour: “It’s going to be challenging. I’ve spoken to the coaches about things they did in the Six Nations to keep players entertained and there are a lot of good ideas coming to us. Teams had card nights, games nights, pool games, golf simulators, different food nights. It’s different things to keep some sense of normality and alleviate some issues of boredom.”Mike Phillips shares a laugh in 2013 (Getty Images)But is the role of joker so important to factor into the talk of bubbles?Dr Chris Wagstaff is reader in applied psychology at Portsmouth University and is immersed in organisational sports psychology. He explains: “It’s both anecdotal and in the literature. (Joker) is considered an informal role, which has contrast with formal leadership roles, like the captain or vice-captain.“So although it’s informal, the person who sits in that team comedian role would still have some expectations around them. Maybe even a line on where ‘banter’ sits, things like that.“The academic literature talks about those informal roles being defined by three things. Firstly, there’s the degree to which they’re active. So, what’s their activity, and how do those activities or behaviours stand them out from the rest of the team? How ‘deviant’ (different from the norm) are they, essentially.“The second part would be the ability to fulfil the role. In a team comedian, it’s making people laugh or contributing something socially. And the third part is their likability, to the degree that they contribute to better group dynamics, how they improve the atmosphere within the team.“If you nail those three things, your influence is likely to go up because it’s a type of leadership, being that team comedian. And if you’re not nailing those and are underperforming, then your status would be reduced and you’d potentially become deviant in a negative way. So you’d be detracting.”Alan Quinlan and Doug Howlett share a laugh (Inpho)Sometimes language around group dynamics has been crudely reduced to talk of subtractors and sappers, boosters and ‘good blokes’ without further scrutiny. Of course, in the fast-paced world of (largely blokey) sport, do we need to get bogged down with labels or what the academics have decided the right nomenclature is? Do we even need to discuss it outside selection rooms?Well, Lions boss Ian McGeechan did in 2009. When the Munster flanker Alan Quinlan was selected to tour, despite not being a regular for Ireland, the veteran coach said he’d “have quite a big impact on the environment and the character of the squad as it evolves”.last_img read more

Toulouse beat Montpellier to take another Top 14 title

first_imgTuesday Jun 7, 2011 Toulouse beat Montpellier to take another Top 14 title Stade Toulouse won their 18th French championship title as they fought back to beat Montpellier 15-10 in the Top 14 final in Paris this past weekend.The only try of the game, a brilliant solo effort, was scored by Montpellier’s flying Fijian wing Tamoci Nagusa. He later let his team down slightly as he was yellow carded for an infringement, which was the first of two periods of playing for 14 men for the surprise finalists.While Toulouse flyhalf David Skrela failed to find his feet initially, missing a few kicks at posts, he was eventually replaced by Nicolas Bezy, who did a good job of taking the points on offer in the second half.Montpellier, who finished sixth on the points table, snuck through by squeaking past Castres 18-17, then edging Racing Metro 26-25 in the semi final. While they had a decent lead for large parts of the final, the experience of Toulouse told, and the favourites worked their way back into the match, leading by just five points come the final whistle.“You have to make your superiority count,” said coach Guy Noves.“When David was missing his kicks I said to myself ‘it’s just not possible’ – it was complicated. I thought at one stage it might slip away. Finally we made our domination count,” he added. Time: 06:36ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left ruining costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Maro Itoje performs some sort of wizardry to steal ball

first_imgWednesday Oct 12, 2016 Maro Itoje performs some sort of wizardry to steal ball What can’t this man do? Here is yet another brilliant bit of play from Maro Itoje, England’s next superstar forward, if he isn’t already. If you don’t know much about him yet, you will soon because the Saracens lock is pure class, and at such a young age. So when he did this against Wasps at the weekend, the commentators were purring, not because of this moment in isolation, but because the 21-year-old workhorse regularly puts in stellar performances worthy of all the plaudits he continues to receive.He is a more than capable loose forward too, so don’t be surprised if Eddie Jones has him at seven come the Autumn internationals. England’s back row stocks are depleted due to a number of injuries, so Itoje may well step up to play a role that he isn’t too worried about.“I have played back-row for Saracens, so it’s something I have done before,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Wherever I play I will look to be myself. At seven you have a bit more space, but I think it’s fairly similar (to playing six).”Itoje has already won two Premiership titles, a Champions Cup, a Six Nations Grand Slam, and a series victory over Australia. That is not to mention a number of other titles, including lifting the Junior World Championship trophy as skipper of the England U20s.Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said that Itoje is an asset wherever he plays.“Maro is capable of anything, isn’t he. It’s a tough one because he is obviously playing well in his preferred position at lock, but Eddie is spoilt for choice at lock, so it might be a case of getting his best players on to the field.“He won’t be your conventional seven, but he would be a hard-tackling, destructive back-row player. He’s a very, very good rugby player as everybody knows, and he is bright enough to adjust.”This steal against Wasps was just another example of what he is capable of, and another highlight that has Saracens and England rugby fans grinning ear to ear whenever he is on the park.credit: premiership rugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

All Blacks looking white hot as they demolish Samoa in rout

first_imgSunday Jun 18, 2017 All Blacks looking white hot as they demolish Samoa in rout New Zealand ran in twelve sensational tries as they demolished Samoa 78-0 in Auckland on Friday, laying down a marker to the challenging British and Irish Lions ahead of the first Test. Despite some errors and Samoa looking good at times, it was the second biggest win over them ever. The All Blacks led 28-0 at the break, then stepped on the accelerator to pile on the pain.“Samoa started out really physical and really tested us,” said All Blacks captain Ben Smith. “We had to be really disciplined tonight and when we were, we started to profit from that.“We’ll go away and learn from that and make sure we’re better next week. There’s a lot of learnings there that will be great for our group.”Tries were scored by Anton Lienert-Brown, Beauden Barrett (2), Ardie Savea (2), Sonny Bill Williams, Israel Dagg, Julian Savea, Codie Taylor, Vaea Fifita, TJ Perenara and Sam Cane.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Apartment Renovation in Girona / Hiha Studio

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Pol Viladoms+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  Pol Viladoms “COPY” Lead Architects: Apartment Renovation in Girona / Hiha StudioSave this projectSaveApartment Renovation in Girona / Hiha Studio Apartments Apartment Renovation in Girona / Hiha Studio Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950512/apartment-renovation-in-girona-hiha-studio Clipboard Bernat Ardèvol Ribalta, Jonatan Oliva Flaqué, Genís Plassa Domingo CopyApartments, Renovation•Girona, Spaincenter_img ArchDaily Construction:Giropràctic Instalꞏlacions S.L.City:GironaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pol ViladomsRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The project consists of the conversion of the ground floor of an old warehouse into an apartment. The existing warehouse was divided into 3 structural bays, parallel to the façade, and a large courtyard at the back.Save this picture!© Pol ViladomsSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Pol ViladomsThe strategy for the project consisted of maintaining these 3 structural bays, which helped to organize the new proposal and to distribute the new program within apartment.Save this picture!© Pol ViladomsOne of these structural bays is used for the living room, dining room and main bedroom, with these spaces connected to the outdoor garden in order to obtain maximum privacy and the best solar orientation. The kitchen is placed in the central bay. This position and its transparent design allows the kitchen to be a distribution element, avoiding corridors and generating different visuals and relationships between the rooms. The third bay is use to create rooms for sporadic uses, and provides access from the street. Elements in within this space are used as an acoustic and visual filter between the street and the most private part of the apartment. Save this picture!© Pol ViladomsA further strategy of the project is the preservation of the relationship of the 3 structural bays once the space is fragmented with the new distribution. To maintain the relationship of the 3 volumes, whilst enhancing them, a curved form is used. Using the arch form generates rhythms and spatial continuities, allowing the space to take advantage of the maximum height of the ground floor and obtain different sensations within the apartment.Save this picture!© Pol ViladomsUnfinished ceramic elements are used as the main material in the upper parts of the walls. These pieces generate stripes of colour that provide warmth and plasticity to the apartment, whilst also creating spatial continuity and emphasizing the geometry of the arches.Save this picture!Section / ElevationsSave this picture!© Pol ViladomsThe utilization of the arch form and the ceramic material elements generates fluctuating spaces, and at the same time gives continuity and spatial solidity. The ceramic strip provides the domestic height that is required, while simultaneously enhancing the height obtained by the arch. On the facades anti-intrusion galvanized steel elements and perforated sheet metal shutters for solar protection have been introduced.Save this picture!© Pol ViladomsHiha Studio with the collaboration of the young artist Kushim Mattson, has created a new series of transparent furniture. These pieces of domestic furniture adapt to the straight and curved shapes of the apartment.Save this picture!© Pol ViladomsProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Ramat-Hasharon / Levin Packer architectsSelected ProjectsSlanted House / Paradigma AriadnéSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Girona, Province of Girona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeHiha StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationGironaOn FacebookSpainPublished on November 05, 2020Cite: “Apartment Renovation in Girona / Hiha Studio” [Renovación de apartamento en Girona / Hiha Studio] 05 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Homeless set up tent city in Berkeley, Calif.

first_imgBerkeley, Calif., Nov. 29 — A tent city of more than 60 homeless people has taken over the grounds of Old City Hall in Berkeley, Calif., providing 24-hour shelter from the winter cold and rain and in response to proposed new laws that would criminalize such occupations.“This is an intentional community, created by homeless people,” says organizer Mike Lee. He adds that the tent city, established on Nov. 16, “is a lot more effective and dignified than anything the city has tried to do. It is a model of self-reliance, self-sufficiency and self-determination.”“Why can’t Berkeley designate a spot where the homeless can set up tents and live through the winter?” asks Mike Zint, an organizer with “First They Came for the Homeless.” “City officials nationwide are refusing people the ability to care for themselves in the commons. Unsafe, unclean shelters are what’s offered. The truth is, a tent costs $30 and provides shelter, storage, privacy and a certain level of security — and allows healing and peace of mind, so some of the homeless can recover from the abuses they are victims of.“In two weeks we’ve created a village,” Zint continues. “If the police leave us alone, we will stabilize. At that point all the rules for a responsibly run tent city will be understood and respected. All members must be considered. Animals are a very important thing to the homeless and are part of our community. We have a Navy Corpsman as a medic, security for nighttime, a cook and some very good street artists. It’s true we have a couple of problem people. We will try to work with them. If they won’t follow the community standards — no drugs or alcohol, no aggressive behavior — they will not be allowed to stay.”On Day 7, the city staged a half-marathon, installing portable toilets for the occasion. The race ended across the street from the homeless occupation. Right away, the city removed all the Porta-potties — leaving only one available all-night public bathroom in the vicinity for the 40 occupiers then at Old City Hall and another 30 or so sleeping in doorways around the park.The city’s new repressive laws would make it a violation to place personal belongings “covering more than two square feet” on the sidewalk during the day and would force a homeless person with a shopping cart to move it to a different block once every hour in daytime. There’s a whole list of other restrictions they’d have to abide by, with fines or jail time for violations. The homeless tent city occupation at Old City Hall is a direct challenge to these threats from the state.“You could guess that the powers that be would not allow the homeless to organize themselves, to go from being individually helpless to raising their voices collectively,” said blogger J.P. Massar, writing in the Daily Kos. “And so it was that on Nov. 24 the police came around handing out trespass notices, demanding that those without a place to call their own remove themselves to go … somewhere else. But no one has moved. Buoyed by community support, a sense of righteous anger and the First Amendment, they are staying.”Massar described some cardboard boxes on a corner in downtown Berkeley. “This is someone’s home. Every night she builds this structure, and every morning takes it down. … The person inside it is a 69-year-old retired nurse. She dedicated her life to helping others. Now Berkeley wants to pass new laws that will hurt people who are barely surviving. Few city officials have understanding or compassion. If they did, Julie would not be living in a self-made cardboard box shack on the sidewalk.”  All this is against the backdrop of Berkeley’s housing crisis, with rents soaring along with evictions and displacement of lower income folk and people of color. A city study found that in 2014 the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in a new building was $3,434 a month. As Mike Zint says, “You can have two jobs and still not be able to pay the rent.”On Nov. 30, day 14 of the Old City Hall occupation, a local band consisting of Hammond organ, snare drum and conga players is to hold a concert at the tent city occupation, followed the next day by a march to the City Council meeting led by the Brass Liberation Orchestra to confront and push back the politicians who are hell-bent on criminalizing and disempowering the estimated 1,000 homeless people of Berkeley.The tent dwellers on Martin Luther King Jr. Way might respond by singing you their version of an old spiritual song: “Don’t criminalize the homeless. We shall not be moved. Don’t criminalize the homeless. We shall not be moved. Just like a tree that’s planted by the water, we shall not be moved!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Bull is Alive and Kicking

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News The Bull is Alive and Kicking The Bull is Alive and Kicking By Gary Truitt – Jun 30, 2015 SHARE Previous articleIndiana Farmers Plant More Soybeans and Less Corn ion 2015Next articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt The Bull is Alive and KickingArlan SudermanA combination of continued crop damage along with tighter stocks and fewer planted acres sent the corn and soybean market into a bull market rally on Tuesday. After starting the day stronger, corn and soybean prices moved sharply higher after the release of the USDA Stocks and Planted Acreage reports at Noon Indiana time. USDA pegged June 1 corn stocks at 4.447 billion bushels in its quarterly stocks report, down from trade expectations of 4.555 billion. Arlan Suderman, Senior Market Analyst with Waterstreet Solutions, says the data suggests that higher hog numbers more than offset lower poultry numbers over the past quarter, “The data suggests that higher hog numbers more than offset lower poultry numbers over the past quarter, with implications for feed usage in both the current and next marketing year.”The soybean ending stocks number was also bullish, at 625 million bushels according to Suderman, “The data provides even more evidence arguing for the agency to significantly reduce the size of the 2014 crop, likely this fall when the trade is focused on harvesting the 2015 crop. It also suggests that the old-crop soybean surplus stocks will likely drop well below 300 million bushels. We won’t run out of soybeans, but it has a significant psychological impact on fund managers growing accustomed to seeing numbers in the 400s.”As for acreage estimates, the agency pegged corn acres at 88.897 million, falling short of trade expectations of 89.292 million acres. “The smaller stocks and acreage numbers provided an added boost to buying enthusiasm,” said Suderman. “December corn surged to its highest level since January 13.” The soybean planted acreage number at 85.139 million acres was slightly under the market expectations at 85.332 million acres.Jim Riley, with Riley Trading, says the market is likely to rally for the next several days, “I see December corn reaching the $4.40 area and $11.00 soybeans are definitely in our future.”“The market’s reaction to USDA’s stocks and acreage reports must be put into context with Monday afternoon’s declining crop ratings,” said Suderman. “Fund managers were still tending to be bearish on Monday, but the combination of the crop ratings and the Tuesday stocks and acreage made them very nervous holding short (sold) positions. I still feel that a pullback is likely in July, because fund managers tend to become skeptical of wet years hurting production, particularly as we now see forecast models start to shift the wettest weather south out of the bulk of the Midwest. However, today’s action suggests that there are still some trapped short positions looking for a break to buy, but be ready to act quickly.” Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Solid company earnings and hopes for aid send stocks higher

first_img An employee of a bank watches computer monitors near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Asian shares mostly fell Thursday as caution set in over company earnings reports, recent choppy trading in technology stocks and prospects for more economic stimulus for a world battling a pandemic. WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Solid company earnings and hopes for aid send stocks higher Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News WhatsApp Previous articleVote Mama Selects Montieth & Company for Rebrand and Communications StrategyNext articleDecorated Insurance Litigator Andrew Bourne Reunites with Former Colleagues at Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Strabane Cllr defends party colleague over lack of funding for town

first_img Pinterest A Strabane SDLP Cllr is defending Northern Irelands Environment Minister after the town was bypassed for funding to revamp derelict buildings in urban areas.This week it was announced that £1 million would be allocated to revamp town centres in the North, but Strabanes application was deemed unsuccessful.But Cllr Patsy Kelly has claimed that Minister Alex Attwoods hands were tied.He says the Environment Minister applied for £5million, but was only given £1million, and that’s why Strabane missed out….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/pat830.mp3[/podcast] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Strabane Cllr defends party colleague over lack of funding for town NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News Previous articlePeople in Donegal urged to attend anti-austerity protest in SligoNext articleDeputy Doherty says Government has straddled future generations News Highland By News Highland – February 8, 2013 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more