Holding up the mirror

first_imgI write today to discuss Down To Earth’s 28th anniversary — our dream dare that we can use our pen, our research and information, to make a difference in our world. Down To Earth is not a magazine to make money — then or now. It was, and is, not a produce of commerce; or a product of the market. It was and will remain our means to bring you information about the world around us, about everyday life and of life itself, so that we have the knowledge, which gives us power to make change. Our mission is not hidden in reams of corporate gloss. It is open. It is our dare. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe question, I want to discuss with you is my understanding of our relevance in today’s India; in today’s world. It is a cynic’s world today, where we are seeing as never before the race to the bottom. Countries are showing us their worst sides; leaders are turning into venomous creatures out to polarise people. Real issues are getting lost in the dust and fifth of this virulent discourse, where everybody — all of us — seem “free” only to the extent that we can spill out our vile guts in the now not-so-open social media. There is no societal decorum that puts lines around what can be said in public and what not. Also Read – Insider threat managementSo, have we failed? Should we continue hoping against hope that we can make a difference to public opinion? Can we really keep the focus on the real issues that matter? I believe we must. I also believe that whatever we are seeing in our world today, it is our duty, our job — if you want to call it that — to keep pushing the envelope so that this whimper of real news becomes a scream.I say this particularly as India is in the middle of the Lok Sabha elections. In this 28th anniversary year of Down To Earth, we will get a new government, or we will get the old government as new. Whatever the future, the fact is that we must be there to report on issues that concern our today and tomorrow. In this election, we have seen that the real issues that matter to people — climate change that is driving weird weather to destroy crops; insurance companies that do not provide relief to farmers to cope with this distress; produce that is not getting value to pay for labour of farmers; pollution that is destroying livelihoods and health; and worse, the drought that is crippling large parts of the country — are all out of the frame. Nothing real seems to get our attention anymore. These are not eyeball issues. Social media misses these trends. Politicians today want us to believe that they can afford to forget local issues — issues that matter to their constituents — and still win elections. Elections then are about poisoned words and polarised politics. But I believe — and I hope you will as well — that these issues that I have enumerated will not go away. They cannot be swallowed up or spit out. They are real. They matter. It is our job to bring this news out and to keep working till this news that has been shuttered to the margins, becomes the main. It must. Because it matters to you and to me. It matters to our future. No government likes to be shown a mirror to its failures; no government wants to hear the inconvenient news that its spin doctors want us to believe. But it will remain our job to hold that mirror. And we will do this with all our ability to tell it from the ground; tell it as it happens; tell it truthfully. We do not need courage to do this. We need to make sure that we do not slip and lose your trust. Our mission is to make a difference; our shield is our independence. We will not let you down. I promise. We promise. (The author is Director General of Centre for Science and Environment and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Eastern Africa needs immediate aid to avert food crisis says UN Envoy

It is estimated that some 3.5 million people in Kenya, 1.75 million in Ethiopia, 1.4 million in Somalia and 60,000 in Djibouti have been affected by severe drought conditions that wiped out this year’s crop.Humanitarian agencies have raised the alarm that unless urgent supplies of food and non-food items are delivered to the region, the impact on people could be more severe than the drought of 2000.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) faces a $44 million shortfall for its work in the region. Without new donations, the agency will run out of food to distribute in drought-affected areas, especially in Kenya, by the end of February.“It is imperative that the donor community step up to the plate and avert this impending food crisis affecting some of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs),” said Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the High Representative for LDCs, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.“For countries like Somalia, Djibouti, and Ethiopia, among the world’s 50 LDCs, the situation is made even more precarious given the high levels of poverty,” he said. “Reports that thousands of food insecure families are already living on a knife’s edge are distressing and warrant immediate attention from the international community.”WFP now has only about one quarter of the 64,000 tonnes of food aid needed to feed drought victims in Somalia through June.Mr. Chowdhury called for “concerted and sustained” measures to solve the LDCs chronic food shortages.“I implore the international community to take practical measures to deliver on its promise to help LDCs attain food security and reduce malnutrition,” he said in a statement released in New York. read more

Chinese developer buyer of USs AMC cinema chain tops new list of

Chinese developer, buyer of US’s AMC cinema chain tops new list of country’s richest tycoons by The Associated Press Posted Sep 11, 2013 1:55 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – A billionaire Chinese real estate developer who bought one of the biggest U.S. cinema chains last year has emerged as the country’s new richest tycoon.The Hurun Report, which follows China’s wealthy, said Wednesday a surge in stock prices helped to boost the number of Chinese worth at least $1 billion by 64 to 315 this year, compared with none a decade ago. The top five saw their wealth double.Wang Jianlin, whose Dalian Wanda Group Co. operates hotels, cinemas and department stores, was ranked No. 1 for the first time on Hurun’s annual list of Chinese tycoons with a fortune of $22 billion. Last year’s No. 1, beverage entrepreneur Zong Qinghou, was second with $18.7 billion.Wang’s company bought AMC cinemas last year for $2.6 billion in the biggest Chinese acquisition of a U.S. company to date.The latest rankings reflected the rapid changes in China’s economy and shifts in wealth from one industry to the next.One in four of the 1,021 people on the Hurun Rich List made their money from real estate, which passed manufacturing to become this year’s top source of wealth. Hurun said 559 of those on the list saw their wealth grow while 252 saw their fortunes shrink.Real estate prices in China have soared, driven partly by a flood of government spending and bank lending in response to the 2008 global crisis. That is despite government curbs imposed on lending and purchases to cool housing costs.The surge in asset prices has helped to widen a gulf between China’s wealthy elite and the poor majority, fueling social tensions. China has more dollar billionaires than any other country except the United States.No. 3 on the Hurun list was Ma Huateng, also known as Pony Ma, founder of Tencent Inc., a popular provider of online games and entertainment, at $10.1 billion. He was followed by Wei Jianjun, chairman of Great Wall Motor Co., which has emerged as China’s fastest-growing automaker on the strength of its popular SUVs, at $8.4 billion.China’s richest woman was Yang Huiyan at No. 5 with $8.3 billion. Yang, daughter of the founder of real estate developer Country Gardens, was ranked No. 1 in 2007 when she took over her father’s stock holdings. read more

Longterm focus needed for investing during volatile times advisers say

Long-term focus needed for investing during volatile times, advisers say by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 27, 2015 9:18 am MDT Last Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Stock markets have taken a wild ride in recent days, but investment experts say that means opportunity for investors with a long-term focus.Portfolio manager Adrian Mastracci of KCM Wealth Management says you need to resist the urge to panic or overreact to the sharp moves in the market — up or down.He cautioned that the market could and probably will go lower in the short-term, but if you are comfortable with the risk and it fits within your plan, there is opportunity.“It is probably not over yet, but you don’t know,” he said.“So, if you’re OK with the long-term, if you’re OK with putting up some money now, it’s not that bad a deal to basically buy in.”Mastracci said to look for quality companies that have been dragged lower by the overall downturn in the market and don’t invest money that you need and can’t put at risk in the short term.“If you’re not in this for the long term, then don’t do that,” he said.The S&P/TSX composite index now stands about 15 per cent lower than where it was a year ago, while the Dow Jones industrial average is off more than 10 per cent from its 2015 high.But if the recent moves lower by the stock market are more than a correction, the losses may be just the beginning. The drop so far remains just a fraction of the crash during the 2008-09 financial crisis which saw the S&P/TSX composite index plunge more than 40 per cent from its 2008 high before reaching the bottom in 2009.Amy Dietz-Graham, a portfolio manager and investment adviser with BMO Nesbitt Burns, recommended against making broad sweeping changes to your portfolio during times like now.“You don’t sell a whole position, you might sell part of it,” she said.“You work it in over time and you have to have your long-term goals in mind.”Dietz-Graham said it all has to be within the context of your financial plan and urged investors not to panic.“You don’t want to be selling your high-quality investments. If you bought it for a reason because you had a long-term plan in place, there is probably a good reason it is going to do well over the long run,” she said.After four years without a major correction on the stock market, investors may have been lulled into a false sense of security.Stephen Lingard, senior vice-president and portfolio manager with Franklin Templeton Solutions, said it has been easy to make money on both the stock and bond markets in recent years, but that’s changed.“Amid some of this volatility and falling markets, I think there is an opportunity to rotate leadership,” he said, noting that the U.S. market has been the darling in recent years.“Even though equities have gone up for five or six years, there are still some laggards and there are those that you maybe want to prune, so for us, we are focused on those parts of the market that are offering relative value.” read more

Brock grad honoured for her work in arts education

As a little girl, Lori Moccio (BEd ’98) always looked forward to the performances of the Carousel Players theatre group at her elementary school.Moccio now teaches dramatic arts for Grades 1 to 8 at Jeanne Sauvé Immersion Public School and is humbled that the Carousel Players chose her to receive the 2016 Norah Morgan Memorial Award.She finds joy in encouraging her students to learn through the arts and works to ensure every child can fully participate in the arts.“It’s an overwhelming feeling to be nominated by such a wonderful organization. I put my heart and soul into my career and to be acknowledged in such a thoughtful way is something I never imagined,” says Moccio.The Norah Morgan Memorial Award was created in memory of drama education pioneer Norah Morgan by the Carousel Players. She was an ambassador of drama education for both students and teachers during her career. The award honours her leadership and influence in enriching the lives of young people through the arts. Moccio joins a notable group of Brock graduates who have also received the award.She was nominated by her school principal Candi Sitko.“Lori is passionate about teaching through the arts and engaging students in creative, authentic ways and has taught the arts to all elementary grades throughout her career,” Sitko said in a press release. “She is an engaging, knowledgeable and approachable teacher who has led DSBN initiatives such as the Niagara Elementary Music Festival, created many after school workshops and served as a great mentor to help DSBN teachers integrate the music curriculum into their classrooms.”After graduating from Brock University, Moccio moved to Toronto and is now living in Niagara Falls with her husband Eric Moccio and their two sons Sebastian and Xavier.The following Brock alumni have also been recognized with the Norah Morgan Memorial Award from the Carousel Players:2012 Nancy Gill (BA ’96; BEd ’97)2011 Laurie Crain-Anez (BA ’94; BEd ’95)2010 Sharon Hellinga (BA ’94; BEd ’95)2009 Anneliese Burke (BA ’75; BEd ’76)2008 Jerome Black (BA ’97; BEd ’97) read more

Opinion If Ohio State wants to win Haskins has to start in

Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) throws a pass in the fourth quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorLast season, redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins secured the backup quarterback position when redshirt junior quarterback Joe Burrow was temporarily sidelined with a hand injury. In that backup role, Haskins threw for 565 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, completing 70.2 percent of his passes across eight gamesWhile the numbers in his limited play aren’t gaudy by any means, Haskins made his best case for the 2018 starting job on a single drive against his team’s arch-rival. Once J.T. Barrett was forced to exit the game and Ohio State trailed 20-14, Haskins orchestrated a scoring drive that proved to be the game-winner in its 31-20 victory. Given the collectiveness he showed in the most tense moment of his football career, Haskins made a strong case for why on Sept. 1, when the when the Ohio State football team opens its season against the Oregon State Beavers, he should start at quarterback. “It’s crazy to go win the biggest rivalry in sports. I never thought it would be a reality,” Haskins said after the win. “I got my number called and it worked out for me. I’m thankful.”Worked out for him it did, most importantly in the eyes of head coach Urban Meyer.“I can’t say it’s comfort yet,” Meyer said after the game. “But to see him perform in that environment, and more importantly against that defense. That’s an elite defense.”If there’s one thing about quarterbacks that matters to Meyer, it’s big-game experience. That was evident when he began the 2015 campaign with Cardale Jones — who led his team to a national championship the year prior —, to be the Week One starter over Barrett, — who became statistically the greatest quarterback in school history.From a scheme standpoint, Meyer has almost always had a quarterback weith the ability to make plays on the ground. Haskins has the skills to extend a play at times, but in no way are his legs a threat for opposing defenses to worry about.The lack of mobility, however, might not be a detriment to his chances of becoming the starter since Ohio State will be returning two previous 1,000-yard rushers. Last season, Barrett out-carried Mike Weber or J.K. Dobbins in seven games and out-carried both combined on two occasions.With that duo behind him, the Buckeyes’ offense can become more simplified. The running backs run and the quarterback throws. And Haskins will throw well because what he lacks on the ground, he makes up for with incredible arm talent.“It would mean the world to me [to be the starter],” Haskins said following Ohio State’s Cotton Bowl victory. “I’ve been working for this since I was a little kid and it’s right there so I’m going to go take it.” read more

Elderly woman who waged 15year hate campaign on working class neighbours is

Kathleen Neal was accused of damaging a fence between the properties and throwing weed killer and urine into her neighbour’s garden The home of Kathleen Neal, who has been jailed It is the latest twist in a long running dispute between the middle class mother and her neighbours in the upmarket Nottinghamshire district of Castle Donington.In 2017 she was fined £3,500 and last February was given an eight month suspended prison sentence.Following the threat of a custodial sentence, Neal promised that she had “learned her lesson”, but the district council was forced to take her to court again following a string of further incidents. A pensioner who conducted a 15-year hate campaign against her neighbours after objecting to their humble background, has finally been jailed.Kathleen Neal from Castle Donington, in Leicestershire, was handed an injunction in 2016, warning her to stop tormenting the couple next door.But the 79-year-old refused to desist, continuing to spray weed killer and urine into their garden. She was also filmed on CCTV removing fence panels and kicking over pot plants.Neal fell out with neighbour Susan Brookes in 2002 after objecting to her erecting wooden decking in the garden of her detached home. The pensioner also complained about her working class background, telling her at one point to “get back to your council house”.Neal was summoned to Nottingham Crown Court on Monday to stand trial accused of breaching the 2016 injunction, but she failed to turn up.She was tried in her absence and found guilty of seven out of nine of the breaches. The home of Kathleen Neal, who has been jailedCredit:SWNS Sue Brookes has suffered a lengthy campaign of terror by her neighbourCredit:SWNS Mrs Brookes, the victim of Neal’s crimes, said:”Mrs Neal has finally got her comeuppance. She had previously got away with ignoring court warnings to the point where we would say ‘she always comes home for tea’, but not this time.”The trouble started soon after we moved in. She has relentlessly targeted us with bonfires, weed killer, removed our garden panels and plagued us with silent phone calls. The things she has done against us have been so constant that they are too long to list.”We have never done anything that could have provoked her. I think she took against us because she thinks we come from the wrong end of town. She certainly gives the impression that she thinks she’s better than everyone else. His Honour Judge Godsmark QC said it was clear Mrs Neal was not taking the injunction seriously and jailed her for 28 days.A warrant for her arrest was issued by Leicestershire Police and she was taken into custody Friday morning after officers arrested her at her £400,000 home. Kathleen Neal was accused of damaging a fence between the properties and throwing weed killer and urine into her neighbour's garden Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Sue Brookes has suffered a lengthy campaign of terror by her neighbour “Mrs Neal’s actions were meant to drive us out. That is never going to happen. We will never leave this house.”No one wants to see a 79-year-old woman jailed but it’s hard to know what else the court can do. She has shown no remorse for her actions and only complete disregard and contempt for every court ruling.“My husband and I hope that the shock and shame of serving a prison sentence will finally change her ways.”Mrs Brookes, 67, who ran a business employing carers before she retired, and her husband Keith Brookes, 70, a former maintenance engineer, moved in to their home, now worth £400,000, in 2002. Councillor Trevor Pendleton, Chair of Safer North West Leicestershire Partnership said: “Neal has embarked on a campaign of intimidation and criminal damage against her neighbours and clearly did not listen to previous punishments and warnings made in court.“We are committed to supporting the victim of this behaviour and this meant taking Neal back to court for her latest offences. Jail is a last resort but in this case nothing else has worked, including the countless warnings and fines.“We hope that this short prison sentence will make Neal realise the seriousness of her crimes and bring an end to this matter.” Inspector Richard Jackson from North West Leicestershire neighbourhood policing area said: “No-one should live in fear of their neighbour and unfortunately Neal has repeatedly refused to put a stop to her campaign of harassment and abide by the injunction.“This left no other option but to go back to court as part of the legal process and as a very last resort. It is our hope that this sentence will finally put a stop to the behaviour which has blighted one family’s lives for some considerable time.” read more

Kielce after extratime at Polish PlayOff semifinal

handballVive Targi Kielce Vive Targi Kielce fulfilled their favourite role and qualified to the semi final of the Polish Championship. Defending champions beat MMTS Kwidzyn twice and now wait for their next rival. The course of the first match was no surprise and the match was decided practically in the first half. Kwidzyn was not able to stand up to Kielce and after the first half they had 11 goal gap to reduce (20:9). The second part was not better for Kwidzyn and in the end they were crushed 41:19.The second match was not expected to be much exciting but it turned out to be one of the most thrilling games of the season. It was Kwidzyn that were on the lead most of the time. The situation of Kielce was poor until 58 minute when they managed to equalize and slightly carried away the prospect of the third match. The second half ended up with a draw (35:35) so the extra time was needed. Apparently, the regular 60 minutes was not enough for Kielce players to warm up as they took the lead not until the extra time. They put themselves together, won the first part 38:36 and managed to keep the advantage to the final whistle (41:39). The semi final opponent for Kielce will be the winner of the third match between Azoty Puławy and Gaz System Pogoń Szczecin.TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA ← Previous Story PULOSTYLE: Kristopans holds the trophy like Igropulo! Next Story → TOP 10 “BEST BUY” 2013/2014: “Flying Dibirov”, Ilic, Skube, Simonet…. read more

Al Jazira – new UAE champion

Al Jazira handballEmirates handballuae handball After almost two decades, the UAE handball championship trophy is back to Al Jazira. The Pride of Abu Dhabi won its first Championship title since 1997, leaving title contenders Al Sharjah, Al Nasr and Al Ahli behind.In a crucial match of the season, Al Jazira won a hard-fought 29:27 (16:14) victory over resilient Al Ain SC side.Al Jazira, coached by Walid Ben Amor, opened the game nervously. Al Ain, this year surprise package, took the initial lead. However, the favorites, inspired with excellent play of their top scorer Ali Zein, improved efficiency, strengthened the defense and managed to turn the game before the halftime break.In the second half Al Ain was a constant threat for the new champion, but Jugoslav Ramic’s players did not manage to make another surprise and hamper the Al Jazira title hopes. Final whistle was kick-off for the huge celebration of the long awaited title.Al Jazira, managed by chairman Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi, crowned an excellent season in which the Abu Dhabi club won bronze medal on the Gulf Championship and displayed number of outstanding performances both locally and internationally.TEXT: Marko Selakovic ← Previous Story ITALY: Play-Offs Semi-finals will take off on Saturday Next Story → EINE KATASTROPHE: Lauge to miss rest of the season and Olympic Games read more

Eric Schmidt to sell a small fraction of his Google shares worth

first_imgWe all know that Google is one of the richest companies in the world with its Q4 financial results released yesterday showing $8.44 billion in revenue and a 29% profit jump. We also found out yesterday that Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO to be replaced by Larry Page.But Schmidt isn’t just stepping down as CEO, he is cashing in some of his Google stock. When we say some we mean a tiny fraction of his overall stock in the company. Altogether he holds 9.2 million Google shares and intends to sell just 534,000 of his Class A stock.AdChoices广告As a demonstration of just how much Google is worth, based on the market value of the stock yesterday, Schmidt should get around $335 million from the sale. If he sold all his stock he’d have around $5.77 billion sitting in the bank.The SEC filing states that Schmidt intends to sell the stock over the coming year and he will use the funds to invest elsewhere.Read more at Mashablelast_img read more

64TH MPC Meeting Held

first_imgBy: Kebba AF Touray The Central Bank of The Gambia has convened its 64th Monetary Policy Committee meeting yesterday, 23rd November 2017, to assess development in the domestic and international economy and policy rate that has been set. Governor Bakary Jammeh said since the last MPC meeting, the outlook of the global economy continues to improve, underpinned by notable increase in investment, trade and industrial production in advanced economies, supported by high business and consumer confidence and the global financial environment and recovery in advanced economies, which is expected to support growth in emerging economies. “The slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa appears to be easing, due mainly to recoveries in oil production and the easing of drought conditions in Eastern and Southern Africa”, said Governor Jammeh. He said in light of these developments, the international Monetary Fund (IMF), revised upwards its forecast for the global economic growth for 2017 and 2018, to 3.6 percent and 3.7 percent respectively. “Despite strong global demand, inflation is expected to remain subdued and projected at 3.2 percent for 2017”, he said. On real sector growth, he revealed that economic growth is projected to increase from 2.2 percent in 2016 to 3.0 percent in 2017 and that this predicated on improved agriculture, production, trade and tourism and the implementation of sound macroeconomic policies and improved business confidence, whilst in the medium term, growth is projected to reach 5 percent against the backdrop of implementation of strong reform measures. On the External sector, he highlighted that preliminary balance of payments estimates 2017 indicates improvement, compared to last year and the current account deficit narrowed to US$ 46.2 million compared to US$ 59.9 million a year ago; that imports and exports (including re-export) increased by 26.6 and 38.6 percent to US$ 105.5 million and US$ 281.8 million respectively, in the same year, whereas the gross international reserves of the Bank remained at 4 months of imports cover for goods and services. “The dalasi remains stable in the domestic foreign exchange market from September 2016 to 2017, as it appreciated against the US dollar by 2.7 percent, the pound sterling by 0.9 percent and the Euro by 4.7 percent”, he said on exchange rate development. On domestic debt, Governor Jammeh explained that as at end October 2017, the debt stock remained stable at D29.2 billion compared to the same period last year; that Treasury bills and  Sukuk Al Salam combined account for 58.3 percent of the domestic debt, which declined from 18.1 billion dalasis or 17.9 billion dalasis over a period of one year; that government’s position at the CB was a net repayment of 3.6 billion from a new borrowing (net) of 2.3 billion at end December 2016 and yields on all short term government securities declined markedly in 2017, reflecting reduced government borrowing in the domestic market. Liquid ratio of the Banking industry stood at 99 percent in September from 98.2 percent a year ago and significantly higher than the requirement of 30 percent. Return on assets and equity stood at 2.03 percent and 13.24 percent respectively”, he cited on the financial sector. On Monetary development, he said money supply grew by 22 percent in September 2017 mainly due to increase in net foreign assets of banking system from 0.96  billion, while the reserved money, the bank’s operating target, grew by 20.2 percent in November 2017 from 21.8 percent, at the same period. “Consumer price inflation measured by the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) is trending down as has declined from 8.8 percent in January 2017 to 7.4 percent in October, due largely to the decline in food inflation from 10.1 percent to 7.9 percent, whilst nonfood inflation also decreased from 6.8 percent to 6.7 percent during the review period”, said Jammeh. He further said that the committee observed near term outlook for inflation as favorable against the backdrop of lower global commodity prices, stable exchange rate in the domestic foreign exchange market, increased inflows from tourism and remittances and implementation of sound macroeconomic policies; that it has also observed the risks to macroeconomic outlook relates on the high public debt (120 percent of GDP), inherited form the past regime. He concluded that cognizant of these factors, the committee will continue to monitor developments in the domestic economy and stands ready to act if the economic conditions change. The next MPC Meeting is scheduled to take place on the 28th of February 2018.See the next edition of Foroyaa on the Questions and Answer session with journalists.last_img read more

Guinn to Head ASA International Marketing

first_imgASA Chief Executive Officer Stephen Censky has named James M. Guinn to head the International Marketing Department of the Amercian Soybean Association, a position previously held by Censky. “Jim’s dedication, his knowledge of ASA’s international programs and the respect he has earned from farmers, industry and his colleagues bear witness to why he was selected to lead ASA’s international marketing effort,” Censky said. ASA is a national, not-for-profit, nonpartisan, volunteer, farmer-controlled commodity organization with 29,000 members that works to strengthen soybeans as an economically and environmentally sound cropping opportunity in the best interest of soybean growers and the public.As Executive Director for International Marketing, Guinn will manage a $22 million market development program designed to increase demand for US soybeans and soybean products which last year totaled nearly $8 billion in exports. Reporting to Guinn will be a staff of 11 located at ASA’s Saint Louis, Missouri, headquarters, in addition to more than 90 foreign-based staff and consultants located in 12 overseas offices who work in 77 countries worldwide. Guinn has worked for ASA more than ten years, most recently as Deputy Director, International Marketing, after serving seven years as Technical Director of Quality Programs.Guinn also worked as ASA Marketing Manager for Central Europe located in Vienna, Austria. Prior to joining ASA, Guinn was Plant Manager for Bunge Corporation at their largest US export facility located in Destrehan, Louisiana, which handles soybeans, wheat, corn and sorghum. Bunge also processed soybeans at this location. Guinn, originally from Erwin, Tennessee, received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina.ASA Executive Committee member John Blaska, a producer from Marshall, Wisconsin, and Chairman of ASA’s International Promotion Committee, said, “Jim Guinn has the experience and the skills necessary to effectively manage the great diversity of international projects for which ASA is responsible. I look forward to working more closely with Jim as we promote US soybeans around the world.” Guinn’s promotion became effective on May 2nd.last_img read more

Man hospitalized after driveby shooting in Lauderhill

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews have taken a man to the hospital after he was shot while riding in a car in Lauderhill.Lauderhill Police and Fire Rescue units responded to a shopping plaza near West Oakland Park Boulevard and Northwest 56th Avenue, at around 4:30 p.m., Saturday.According to investigators, someone inside a white Kia opened fire on a white Dodge Durango as both vehicles traveled northbound along the 2900 block of Northwest 56th Avenue.The bullets caused a flat tire, prompting the driver of the Durango to pull into the nearby shopping plaza. The three people inside the SUV then went inside an ice cream shop, where an employee noticed one of them had suffered a gunshot would to the foot. The employee then called 911.Paramedics transported the victim to Florida Medical Center in Lauderhill in stable condition. He is expected to be OK.Police are searching for an armed man who was last seen inside the Kia. He stands 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants.If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. last_img read more

Elon Musk says Mars and Starship update could come later this month

first_img Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship $999 See at Amazon See It Rylo Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 1 The Cheapskate Read DJI Osmo Action preview Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Turo Comment Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype Elon Musk/SpaceX Less than three years after dazzling the world with a slideshow about going to Mars, SpaceX founder and real-life comic book character Elon Musk aims to present a progress report. But we’ll have to wait until after his red planet rocket gets off the ground for the first time.Musk said Sunday on Twitter that he “will do Starship presentation a few weeks after Hopper hovers, so prob late July.” Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read the Rylo camera preview 7 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $59 at eBay Tags Angela Lang/CNET Share your voice HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET 16 Photoscenter_img $999 Read the AirPods review Chris Monroe/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sci-Tech Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Will do Starship presentation a few weeks after Hopper hovers, so prob late July. If that timing works, free LJ chips for all present!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 7, 2019 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Read Google Home Hub review See It Sprint Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Comments See it $520 at HP Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Elon Musk Space SpaceX,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $6 at Tidal See It Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $299 at Amazon Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $210 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Boost Mobile SpaceX has been building a Starhopper prototype of its Starship vehicle at the company’s facility in south Texas. Starship is the vehicle Musk and SpaceX hope to use for a highly publicized trip around the moon in a few years, as well as for future trips to Mars and perhaps even very quick international flights via space. So far, testing of Starhopper has been limited to hold-down firings of its single Raptor engine. Plans for it to actually lift off the ground and at least hover (or “hop”) before landing have been delayed in recent weeks. Musk also said Sunday that Starhopper is “almost ready to hover” after a vibration problem with the Raptor engine was resolved. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO has conceded in the past that he isn’t always great about sticking to his own timelines. Starship, however, seems like it could be progressing steadily toward a first crewed trip to Mars in 2024 as hoped. Of course, it still has to get off the ground first.  Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Tags Amazonlast_img read more

UK weighs response to Iran crisis with few good options

first_imgA boat of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard sails next to Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at Bandar Abbas port on 21 July. Photo ReutersBritain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago.Prime minister Theresa May’s office said she would chair a meeting of Britain’s COBR emergency response committee on Monday morning to discuss the crisis.Little clue has been given by Britain on how it plans to respond after Iranian Revolutionary Guards rappelled from helicopters and seized the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday in apparent retaliation for the British capture of an Iranian tanker two weeks earlier.Footage obtained by Reuters from an Iranian news agency on Sunday showed the tanker docked in an Iranian port — with Iran’s flag now hoisted atop.The British government is expected to announce its next steps in a speech to parliament on Monday. But experts on the region say there are few obvious steps London can take at a time when the United States has already imposed the maximum possible economic sanctions, banning all Iranian oil exports worldwide.”We rant and rave and we shout at the ambassador and we hope it all goes away,” said Tim Ripley, a British defence expert who writes about the Gulf for Jane’s Defence Weekly.”I don’t see at this point in time us being able to offer a concession that can resolve the crisis. Providing security and escort for future ships is a different matter.”A day after calling the Iranian action a “hostile act”, top British officials kept comparatively quiet on Sunday, making clear that they had yet to settle on a response.”We are going to be looking at a series of options,” junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood told Sky News. “We will be speaking with our colleagues, our international allies, to see what can actually be done.”Our first and most important responsibility is to make sure we get a solution to the issue to do with the current ship, make sure other British-flagged ships are safe to operate in these waters and then look at the wider picture.”Months Of ConfrontationThe Iranian capture of the ship in the global oil trade’s most important waterway was the latest escalation in three months of spiralling confrontation with the West that began when new, tighter US sanctions took effect at the start of May.Washington imposed the sanctions after President Donald Trump pulled out of a deal signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, which had provided Iran access to world trade in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.European countries including Britain have been caught in the middle. They disagreed with the US decision to quit the nuclear deal but have so far failed to offer Iran another way to receive the deal’s promised economic benefits.Britain was thrust more directly into the confrontation on 4 July, when its Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar. Britain accused it of violating sanctions on Syria, prompting repeated Iranian threats of retaliation.While Iran’s official line is that its capture of the Stena Impero was because of safety issues, it has done little to hide that the move was retaliatory. The tactics it used — with masked troops rappelling from helicopters — matched those the British had used two weeks before.Parliament speaker Ali Larijani spelled it out more clearly on Sunday, telling a parliament session: “The Revolutionary Guards responded to Britain’s hijacking of the Iranian tanker.”Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, blamed Washington and Trump’s hawkish national security adviser John Bolton for luring Britain into conflict.”Having failed to lure @realDonaldTrump into War of the Century … @AmbJohnBolton is turning his venom against the UK in hopes of dragging it into a quagmire,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. “Only prudence and foresight can thwart such ploys.”Radio MessagesIn a letter to the UN Security Council, Britain said the Stena Impero was approached by Iranian forces in Omani territorial waters, where it was exercising its lawful right of passage, and that the action “constitutes illegal interference”.Britain’s warship in the Gulf, the HMS Montrose, contacted an Iranian patrol vessel in an effort to ward off a boarding of the Stena Impero, according to radio messages provided to Reuters by maritime security firm Dryad Global.”Please confirm that you are not intending to violate international law by unlawfully attempting to board,” the Montrose said in the radio message.The Iranian patrol boat is heard instructing the Stena Impero to alter course. Responding to the Montrose, it says it intends to “inspect the ship for security purposes”.Defence expert Ripley noted that Iran’s choice of target appeared to have been calibrated to test Britain’s response without provoking a bigger crisis.Unlike the Iranian tanker seized a fortnight earlier, which was carrying a valuable cargo of 2 million barrels of oil, the Stena Impero was on its way to the Gulf and empty at the time it was seized. The 23 crew are mainly Indians and include no British citizens, the presence of which might have led to calls in London to take more drastic action, Ripley said.He added that Iran is likely to view any British response through the wider prism of its conflict with the United States.”If the Americans are going to continue to enforce this embargo, there’s no incentive for the Iranians not to take more tankers. What have they got to lose?” said Ripley.An Iranian official who asked not to be identified made a similar point.”Iran is displaying its power without entering a military confrontation,” the official said. “This is the result of America’s mounting pressure on Iran.”last_img read more

Eating slowly may help you lose weight

first_imgTrying to shed those extra kilos? Chewing slowly and refraining from eating for two hours before bedtime may help, scientists say. Changes in eating habits were strongly associated with lower obesity and weight (BMI), and smaller waist circumference, according to researchers from Kyushu University in Japan.The findings are based on health insurance data for nearly 60,000 people with diabetes in Japan who submitted claims and had regular health check-ups between 2008 and 2013. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe data included information on the dates of consultations and treatments, while the check-ups included measurements of weight (BMI) and waist circumference, and the results of tests for blood chemistry, urine, and liver function.During the check-ups, participants were quizzed about their lifestyle, including their eating and sleep habits as well as alcohol and tobacco use.They were specifically asked about their eating speed, which was categorised as fast, normal, or slow. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey were asked whether they did any of the following three or more times a week: eat dinner within 2 hours of going to sleep; snack after dinner; and skip breakfast.More than a third (36.5 per cent) of participants had one check-up over the six years, while just under a third (29.5 per cent) had two. One in five (20 per cent) had three.At the start of the study, some 22,070 people routinely wolfed down their food; 33,455 ate at a normal speed; and 4,192 lingered over every mouthful. The slow eaters tended to be healthier and to have a healthier lifestyle than either the fast or normal speed eaters.Around half of the total sample changed their eating speed over the course of the six years.All the aspects of eating and sleeping habits studied, as well as alcohol consumption and previous obesity – defined as a BMI of 25 kilogrammes per square metres were significantly associated with obesity.After taking account of potentially influential factors, the results showed that compared with those who tended to gobble up their food, those who ate at a normal speed were 29 percent less likely to be obese, rising to 42 percent for those who ate slowly.Although absolute reductions in waist circumference – an indicator of a potentially harmful midriff bulge – were small, they were greater among the slow and normal speed eaters.Snacking after dinner and eating within two hours of going to sleep three or more times a week were also strongly linked to changes in BMI. However, skipping breakfast was not.last_img read more

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