Farm Credit Mid-America Reports Stable Performance Despite Challenges in the Agriculture…

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 1, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Credit Mid-America Reports Stable Performance Despite Challenges in the Agriculture Sector Previous article“Pink slime” Lawsuit Going to TrialNext articleE15 Summer Sale Restrictions Underscore Need for Congress to Act Gary Truitt Farm Credit Mid-America, a financial services cooperative in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, reported stable performance in first quarter 2017, including an increase in net income and a rise in members’ equity.First-quarter highlights:Net income reached nearly $85 million, an increase of $4.75 million from year-end 2016Total members’ equity increased $73.6 million from last yearTotal loan volume is at $20.2 billion, a decrease of $232.6 million from December 31, 2016“We attribute the decrease in total loan amount to expected seasonal repayments on production and intermediate-term loans,” said Bill Johnson, president and CEO, Farm Credit Mid-America. “Our association will continue to adapt as the agricultural and financial marketplaces evolve.”The credit quality of Farm Credit Mid-America’s portfolio declined slightly from year-end 2016, and adversely classified loans increased to 3.8 percent of the portfolio at March 31, 2017, from 3.5 percent of the portfolio at December 31, 2016. The increase in adversely classified loans was expected, as prices for most agricultural commodities remain below average, resulting in tight or negative margins for many crop and livestock producers.For complete results, visit SHARE Facebook Twitter Farm Credit Mid-America Reports Stable Performance Despite Challenges in the Agriculture Sectorlast_img read more

What we’re reading: Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl, Pope Francis speaks on effects from the pandemic

first_imgWhat we’re reading: Derek Chauvin trial begins, COVID-19 cases on the rise Tenae Durham ReddIt Facebook Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (AP Photo/Doug Benc) Tenae Durham + posts ReddIt What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines printBrady leads Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Super Bowl winTom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night to win Super Bowl 55.Brady led the Buccaneers to a 31-9 win over the Chiefs, according to the New York Times.This win comes after the NFL decided to play this season as scheduled during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Brady has now won seven Super Bowl titles and was voted the game’s MVP. Democrats begin important week in WashingtonPresident Joe Biden speaks about the economy in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Democrats have an important week ahead as they plan their next steps for President Biden’s COVID-19 relief package.Among the issues under discussion is raising the minimum wage to $15, something on which not all Democrats agree, according to CNN.Who meets the income threshold for the planned $1,400 stimulus checks is another concern.House committees plan on having the legislative text for the coronavirus relief bill completed by the end of the week. U.S. avalanche death toll rises to 21The avalanche death toll in the U.S. has risen to 21 this season after four skiers died in Utah over the weekend. The skiers were in an area that had the risk of an avalanche labeled as “high,” according to the Washington Post.They had packed equipment such as shovels and probes. Skiers in the area were also urged to stay on slopes of less than 30 degrees. Pope Francis uses annual address to discuss effects of the coronavirus on humanityPope Francis delivers his blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)Pope Francis described the world as “seriously ill” when discussing the effects the coronavirus had on individuals worldwide.The pope was talking not only in terms of the coronavirus but “even more in its human relationships,” according to the Washington Post.He discussed school shutdowns as well as those who may be struggling due to unemployment.Pope Francis did mention the U.S., but only to voice concern over the California wildfires.center_img Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Facebook Linkedin Previous articleWomen’s Basketball drops third in a row with loss to KansasNext articleDrive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Tenae Durham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Shooting threat made against Permian

first_img Pinterest By admin – January 10, 2018 Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter Previous articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 10Next articleOne suspect charged in Target robbery investigation admin Timeless musician, Tony Bennet, is on tour and scheduled to be at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Monday. Police are investigating a Snapchat post threatening to shoot up Permian High School.A posting on the Ector County Independent School District Facebook page said it was a “very vague threat with no date or time given” — just a warning.“As with a similar threat last month, we have our ECISD officers and the Odessa Police Department investigating this. We have additional officers on campus now and they will remain there,” the post said.“Also as we did last month, we will continue with the school day. We believe strongly that if we dismiss school these types of threats will continue to come on a more frequent basis. We want parents and the community to know we treat these threats seriously, and will press criminal charges if we are able to determine who made the threat. The safety of our staff and students is our highest priority and we have increased security at the school,” the post said. WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsCrime Shooting threat made against Permian WhatsApplast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Tuesday 12/10/2013

first_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 10, 2013 608 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Tuesday 12/10/2013 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2013-12-10 DSNews Share Save Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: DSNews Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Platinum Data Recruits Valuations Expert to Tap Growing Market Next: Watt Confirmed as FHFA Director Sign up for DS News Daily DS News Webcast: Tuesday 12/10/2013last_img read more

Sinn Fein considering running three candidates in Co Donegal

first_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Fein considering running three candidates in Co Donegalcenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest By News Highland – February 22, 2015 Sinn Fein are considering running three candidates in the next General Election in Co Donegal.In the last general election Sinn Fein topped the polls in the two former Donegal South-West and North-East constituencies. In the next general election Donegal will become one five-seater constituency.Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochalinn will be selected at the parties convention uncontested tomorrow night.Deputy Doherty says they’ll then look at the possibility of running a third candidate:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDonegal lose again in Division 2bNext articleDonegal Tourism disappointed with Trip Advisor top ten beaches News Highland last_img read more

‘Ancient Work & Scriptures Are Open To Debate’: Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea Of ‘Oversensitive’ Petitioner Against Telecast Of Hindu-Epic Series Vishnu Puran [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Ancient Work & Scriptures Are Open To Debate’: Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea Of ‘Oversensitive’ Petitioner Against Telecast Of Hindu-Epic Series Vishnu Puran [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jun 2020 12:31 AMShare This – xCiting “over-sensitivity” of the Petitioner, the Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a public interest litigation seeking to restrain the re-telecast of Hindu-epic series ‘Vishnu Puran’ on Doordarshan. “We do not consider it proper to act on the apparent over sensitivity of the petitioner who believes in a particular line of thought and finds himself opposed to another…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginCiting “over-sensitivity” of the Petitioner, the Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a public interest litigation seeking to restrain the re-telecast of Hindu-epic series ‘Vishnu Puran’ on Doordarshan. “We do not consider it proper to act on the apparent over sensitivity of the petitioner who believes in a particular line of thought and finds himself opposed to another view or thought being represented in the TV serial of which he is neither a creator nor the participant, but a mere spectator that too with an option to watch or not to watch such a show,” a vacation bench comprised by Justice Sunita Agarwal and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh observed. The Petitioner, Santosh Kumar Jaiswal had approached the High Court raising objection over representation of certain characters in the show, and had contended that Lord Vishnu and other dieties in whom he had belief were being misrepresented. Rejecting the submissions, the bench was of the opinion that the show was a work of art based on certain scriptures, and merely because it exhibited certain “inaccuracies” could not be a ground to restrain its telecast. The court further said that ancient work such as the Vishnu Puran are “open to debate” and therefore the court could not pass any direction based on the “over-sensitive” approach opted by the Petitioner. “Without allowing for any debate to arise, as is being sought by the petitioner, it is undisputed that the objectionable work is basically a work of art for entertainment. It may be based on certain scriptures or ancient works and therefore it may suffer from inaccuracy and mistakes either deliberate or otherwise. Leaving that possibility apart, ancient work such as the ‘Vishnu Puran’ and other texts are always open to debate and discussion resulting in multiple views arising and being discussed even at the level of religious teachers and people spiritually inclined. That in part is the beauty of plurality that our society practices,” the court said. Accordingly, the PIL was dismissed. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

AY20-21 Adjunct Faculty, Addiction Studies and Behavioral Health

first_imgMinimum Qualifications Position Summary Quicklink for Posting Position End Date (if temporary) Closing Date07/31/2021 Position’s Functional TitleAY20-21 Adjunct Faculty, Addiction Studies and BehavioralHealth Type of SearchExternal Department A Master’s degree in a related discipline. Online teaching experience. Position Details Special Instructions to Applicantscenter_img Posting Date04/27/2020 Employee ID Classification TitleAdjunct Faculty Position Start Date Open Until FilledNo Posting NumberFA0320P Preferred Qualifications Governors State University’s College of Health and Human Servicesseeks to create an available pool of Adjunct Faculty candidates toteach courses in our Addiction Studies and Behavioral HealthDepartments. Courses taught by adjunct faculty in the aboveprograms are for undergraduates, graduates, or a combination ofboth. Please visit XXXXX .comfor more information about the programs and courses offered forundergraduates and graduates.Interested individuals are invited to complete a faculty profile,attach a curriculum vitae, and transcripts for consideration.At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired astemporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specificcourse in a semester or summer session. Adjuncts are not a part ofthe faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership ofthe Faculty Senate. Position TypeAdjunct Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResumeLetter of RecommendationOtherOther2Other3Other4Other5List of Referenceslast_img read more

Seeman Holtz Discusses Insurance Crucial for Protection Against Lawsuits in Spring and Summer

first_imgAs the weather gets warmer across the country, many people are understandably growing excited to enjoy activities that are popular in spring and summer.Of course, with this comes an emphasis on ensuring that everyone remains safe and well as they enjoy these freedoms. Even the most diligent of us can find ourselves on the receiving end of costly lawsuits in the event of an accident or injury- a fact that points to the importance of insurance packages that can offer protection.A Personal Umbrella Policy Offers Coverage for Yourself and OthersCOVID-19 vaccinations becoming increasingly accessible and warm weather moving in are quickly setting the stage for activities with friends and family. Ahead of this, many homeowners have started to explore insurance coverage that include personal umbrella policies.One of the benefits of a personal umbrella policy is that it provides an extra layer of protection if you or a family member are involved in an injury or property damage lawsuit. Ahead of barbeques, pool parties, and outdoor social events, an umbrella policy can help safeguard an individual and protect hard-earned assets.While we may not enjoy considering that something bad will happen during joyous occasions with friends and family, the possibility should be planned for whenever possible. Prior to the COVID pandemic, as many as 44% of reported injuries occurred in the home. In 2018, there were an estimated 37, 600, 000 medically consulted injuries in households located in the US.When examining the potential need for a personal umbrella policy, it is important to acknowledge that your need for such insurance may increase depending on the types of activities that occur on your property.A personal umbrella policy may be of particular interest to those with backyard fixtures that can be dangerous such as firepits, hot tubs, and swimming pools. Sports present a significant risk of injury as well, and households that host games for children or adults may find such a policy helpful for addressing liability concerns.Motorcycle Insurance Covers You and Your VehicleIndividuals in states that are getting their first warm weather of the season are itching to break out their motorcycles. While they are doing so, it is very important to plan for all the risks associated with riding with insurance that offers proper levels of protection.One very well-known aspect of motorcycle riding is that accidents present a very high risk of injury for the rider. This is because the lack of exterior protection that help prevent injuries in car accidents.In nonfatal accidents, the Hurt Report states that 98% of multiple vehicle collisions and 96% of single vehicle accidents involving a motorcyclist result in their injury.Motorcycle insurance stands out as an effective way to protect a motorcyclist and their bike. Not only can motorcycle insurance offer protection if a bike is damaged or stolen, but it can offer protection against injury and property damage lawsuits. This can alleviate some of the rider’s liability concerns and help them feel more secure as they hit the road.Marine Insurance Remains a Staple Source of Coverage for Coastal AreasSeeman Holtz Property and Casualty marine insurance has offices located in boating capitals such as Boca Raton, Florida and Chatsworth, California, and the company realizes just how excited coastal communities in other areas are to spend time on the water as well.While boat insurance is not mandatory if you live outside of Arkansas or Utah, marine insurance remains a staple coverage option for individuals that boats, yachts, and other watercrafts in your possession for several reasons. Liability Boat insurance, for example can help the insured pay for medical expenses or legal costs accrued in the event of an accident.There are a variety of issues that can occur out on the water and finding the marine insurance policy that best fits your needs is an excellent way to protect yourself against whatever comes your way.It may be difficult to imagine that accidents can happen during our much-deserved downtime- but knowledge of the risks does not need to prevent us from enjoying them. Instead, we can enjoy all that spring and summer has to offer by ensuring that ourselves and our loved ones are protected as best we can.last_img read more

Lettuce’s Eric Benny Bloom Shares His Top 10 Albums Of All Time

first_img2. A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End TheoryI’m sure you all know how epic this game-changing hip-hop classic album really is. I’m no hip-hop expert, but one of the biggest things about this album is that it is laden with a lot of old jazz/funk/R&B samples, and it really fuses jazz and hip-hop together. It is a history lesson whilst staying cutting edge at the same time. Plus, Miles Davis alumni/jazz bass legend Ron Carter is all over the album. In order to get him to play on the record, they had to totally avoid the use of profanity. Wow.3. Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First FinaleThis particular album contains “Creepin’”, which is my favorite Stevie Wonder song of all time. Each track on this album is a classic, but what I love about this record is its ability to put me in an introspective mood at any time. I often listen to this album after I play a gig to reset my ears and mind.4. Miles Davis – Workin’ With The Miles Davis QuintetOne of my first jazz albums and still one of my faves. This album features his “first quintet:” John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Garland. I could talk about why this album is a crusher all day, but if you are not a big jazz person, just get this album and put it on. You will probably get laid.5. Albert King – Born Under A Bad SignAlbert King is my favorite blues guitarist of all time. The title track is his biggest hit, but the rest of the songs on the album are also classics. If you are a guitarist and don’t know any of the solos on this record, then Houston, we have a problem.6. Parliament – Clones of Dr. FunkensteinThere are many Parliament albums, and sometimes, they can get a little abstract and outer-spacey for my taste. However, this album does a great job of staying funky throughout every song. Everything from Bernie Worrell‘s synthesizer to the tight horn parts is groundbreaking and epic. Everyone claims to play funk nowadays yet no one plays like this anymore… food for thought.7. Frank Sinatra – Live at the Sands Hotel 1996This is the only “live” Frank Sinatra album backed by the Count Basie Orchestra led by Quincy Jones. We all know Frank Sinatra’s songs, but they had never been done before with the rawness and power that is exhibited here. Quincy Jones (who also produced Thriller!) arranged the horn parts for this record, and they are the ones that all big bands play when backing up Frank impersonators. This is possibly Frank’s best singing, and while performing most of his hits, he also talks in a faux stand-up comedy kind of way. I got a lot of jokes from this album.8. John Coltrane – Coltrane’s SoundJohn Coltrane is arguably the greatest saxophonist that ever lived. I think this album will be too avant-guard for most people, but nevertheless, it’s still a classic in my heart. During this period, Coltrane really started to hone in on his advanced concepts of harmony, which yielded many modern standards that are usually too difficult for most musicians to play correctly. I often listen to this album when I need to reinvigorate my ears before going to play music in this style.9. George Jones – The Grand TourGeorge Jones is my favorite country singer of all time. I don’t own many country music albums, but this is the one to own. At this point in George Jones’ career, his marriage to Tammy Wynette was in rough shape due to her career doing great while his was in decline. If you’ve ever been through a tough break up, this is the album for you. Eric Benny Bloom is a major player in the live music scene, best known for his soaring trumpet solos with Lettuce and The Shady Horns. His musical tastes are dynamic, drawing influence from a wide base of old-school funk, hip-hop, jazz, pop, country, and everything in between. We caught up with Benny to get schooled his top 10 albums of all time. Check out the list and his reasons why below.“Take some time away from your phone to listen and enjoy these works of art either by yourself or with another human. You deserve it.” — Eric Benny Bloom1. Michael Jackson – ThrillerMichael Jackson is my favorite musician of all time. This is actually the first album (cassette tape!) I ever bought. Anytime I heard a song from this record, I would start doing some MJ dance moves. Everything from the cutting-edge production, world-class musicians, and even the album cover is unparalleled. This album really walks the line between funk and pop music. If this isn’t one of your top 10 albums, we probably can’t be friends. 10. Dr. John – Destively BonnarooThis Dr. John record, produced by Allen Toussaint, is a great study of New Orleans music and its musicians. It’s loose, dirty, and funky—plus,  The Meters’ are the rhythm section on the entire album. This album yielded some of Dr. John’s biggest hits and is pretty straight-ahead in comparison to most of his earlier records. The line between swing, funk, and R&B lies in New Orleans music… Get you some.last_img read more

Biden rescinds abortion restrictions on US foreign aid

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has rescinded a regulation that barred U.S. foreign aid from being used to perform or promote abortions. The move also includes a restoration of funding to the U.N. Population Fund and withdraws the U.S. from an international accord that promoted anti-abortion policies. The steps come just a week after Biden was inaugurated and fulfills his campaign pledge to reverse measures that previous Republican presidents, including Donald Trump, instated immediately on taking office. The so-called Mexico City policy, or global gag rule, has been a political ping-pong ball for decades, bouncing back and forth between Republican and Democratic presidents since it was first enacted in 1985.last_img read more