Air Force formally landed in the semifinals after drubbing Adamson-Akari, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ #KicksStalker: JR Smith has a pair of Nikes LeBron doesn’t own (yet) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return At 5-2, the Jet Spikers joined Creamline and Pocari Sweat to the next round with the last spot to be disputed by BaliPure and Perlas-BanKo, which will take on separate foes Sunday.Earlier, University of the Philippines salvaged a measure of pride by outlasting Power Smashers, 25-17, 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Diane Carlos scored 23 points while Isa Molde contributed 18 for the Lady Maroons, who avoided eighth and last place by winning for the second time in seven matches.“Coach (Jerry Yee) said we need to minimize our errors and at the same time take good first balls if we want to win this one,” said Carlos. They indeed had better first-ball reception, allowing Rosemary Cailing and Cynthia Escutin to set up attacks for UP’s spikers.After trailing two sets to one, the Lady Maroons fought back in the fourth frame, rising to 17-7 on a cross-court hit by Molde.Andrea Marzan and Regina Arocha tried to shoulder the load for Power Smashers but the squad was already too deep in a rut to catch up.In men’s play, Air Force foiled newcomer Mega Builders’ sweep bid, pulling off a 25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 26-28, 15-12 victory to close out its elimination campaign at 5-2.The Jet Spikers finished at No. 3 with the Volley Bolt (6-1) gaining top seeding in the Final Four. Cignal TV (5-1) will be at No. 2 even if it loses to Instituto Estetico Manila on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans
While UST outrebounded FEU, 49-42, the Growling Tigers crashed the boards when it mattered the most including nine of its total 21 offensive rebounds that turned into nine points in the payoff period.Rookie CJ Cansino’s clean up of Garmy Mahinay’s miss with 31.5 seconds did not immediately translate into a bucket, but it led to an extra possession which proved crucial for the Growling Tigers.READ: Ayo, Tigers undeterred by UAAP opening defeatOff a timeout following Cansino’s offensive board, rookie Ken Zamora drove the lane and left three Tamaraws in his wake for the layup that gave the Tigers a 76-71 buffer with 18.5 seconds remaining.“We talked about the hustle points of UST especially the offensive rebounds,” said Racela whose team dropped to a 1-1 card. “They grabbed so many offensive rebounds, they were going for the loose balls, and we didn’t do that and that gave them confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title That was what coach Olsen Racela thought made the difference for University of Santo Tomas in its thrilling 76-74 victory over his Far Eastern University Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.The entry of Aldin Ayo also came with a new identity for the Growling Tigers, who were hustling for every possible loose ball in the tightly contested matchup and dooming the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: UAAP: UST holds off FEU for first win under Ayo“Aldin Ayo-coached teams really work hard, for them it’s all about putting in the effort because of their press,” said Racela. “The way they attack the basket, the way they get offensive rebounds, we had so many defensive breakdowns because of UST’s penetration.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Umpire in Serena’s US Open row says he is ‘fine’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It all boiled down to effort.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The message from the State Department was brief and to the point. It said simply “Nelson Mandela arriving Bamako by flight No. –You are hereby directed to meet him and extend all courtesies.” That in diplomatic official language meant that I was authorized to do everything to make his visit a success. The message was signed by Deputy Secretary of State Ernest Eastman.First, I must confess that although I knew the role that Liberia was playing in the African freedom struggle and all the independence movements of the early 1960’s, I did not know Nelson Mandela. I knew he was South African. I duly acknowledged the message from the State Department and was further informed by the Deputy Secretary of State Ernest Eastman that Nelson Mandela did not speak French and I would be his guide and interpreter.Mali, at the time was under the regime of President Modibo Keita. My role in Mali at the time was to open a Liberian Embassy for the up-coming State Visit of President Tubman to President Modibo Keita. I discovered that there were no houses to be leased or rented in Bamako and the State Department had given me the go-ahead to construct and build an Embassy from scratch. I was in the middle of doing that when I received the message about Nelson Mandela.I met Mr. Mandela’s plane and we began a series of meetings with various Malian Ministers. Our meeting with President Keita was quite brief and altogether he did not stay in Bamako for more than a week. I took him to the airport for his departure. The plane was delayed and we sat in my car for a protracted period of time and had time to talk. He taught me the correct pronunciation for the word “apartheid.” He told me that it is pronounced as “apart-hate.” Just before he boarded the plane he said to me, “Lafayette, South Africa is a very beautiful country except for that God-damned apartheid.”We had talked mainly about the African struggle at the time and I must say that I was so distracted by my own pressing Embassy obligations that I was somewhat anxious to rid myself of the “visiting fireman” even though I had been impressed enough to ask him to give me his autograph which he wrote in a book I had with me in the car at the time. “To my friend, Lafayette Diggs.” Many years later when I was assigned to Kenya, I showed the book to Ambassador Henry Fahnbulleh, who saw the signature and took the book from me. He never returned it.When I saw Nelson Mandela off that afternoon I had no idea that he would be in prison in a few months. Liberia, at the time under President Tubman was involved in the independence struggle everywhere on the African continent. Together with Ethiopia we took on the rest of the world on the question of South West Africa and nearly won freedom for that country while Nelson Mandela was still in Robben Island prison.President Tubman died in 1971 but his successor, President William Tolbert, continued the struggle unabated. Liberia supported all of the liberation movements without discrimination. I was sent to South Africa on several missions. South Africa at the time was struggling with worldwide condemnation of the system of “apartheid.” One of my missions involved a clandestine errand to the PAC, the opposition liberation movement to the ANC. I was able to see the country and people at first hand and confirm what Nelson Mandela had said to me at the airport in Bamako. South Africa is a beautiful country and the people both white and black are wonderful and gracious.During one of my missions to South Africa I was given the status of “honorary white” and kept on the “white” side of the fence separating the two races at the airport. I still remember the look of consternation of the two black female sweepers on the other side of the fence when they saw me standing there on the “white” side. I completed my mission which involved a meeting in Maseru, Lesotho and returned to LiberiaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In its concluding paragraphs to today’s story, the paper says NDP agriculture critic, Nicholas Simons, has accused the Energy Minister of using the core review process to pursue a vendetta against the ALC.Click here to read the full story from the Globe and Mail The Globe says Bill-24 followed a bitter complaint by Mr. Bennett in a July 2012 e-mail exchange with a cabinet colleague, claiming among other things, the agency wasn’t moving fast enough on changes he wanted in his Kooteney East riding.In one pre-election e-mail, to then Agriculture Minister Don McRae, Mr. Bennett reportedly noted, he had been promised a review of ALR boundaries in his riding…and that his demands had the backing of Liberal rural caucus members.Those demands are said to have included — “There has to be room for other job creating tax-paying activities on farmland.”- Advertisement -The story indicates Mr. Bennett copied Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm and others in the Grit caucus on his correspondence with Mr. McRae.It also claims Mr. Pimm, who would later be appointed Agriculture Minister, echoed Mr. Bennett’s concerns and complained about being blocked from lobbying ALC Chair, Richard Bullock.There’s much more to the story, and it can be found on line, but the Globe and Mail says, when asked yesterday, Mr. Bennett deferred interview requests, to the current Agriculture Minister, Norm Letnick.Advertisement
0Shares0000Germany coach Joachim Loew at a press conference in Munich on Wednesday, ahead of Thursday’s game against France © AFP / Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Sep 5 – Germany coach Joachim Loew has confirmed there is no chance of Mesut Ozil returning to the squad in the wake of the player’s bombshell retirement from international duty in July.“I think everything has been said about this. When a player announces his resignation like that, you don’t pick him for the squad eight or nine weeks later,” Loew said at a press conference on Wednesday ahead of Germany’s UEFA Nations League game against World Cup winners France. “Players who have resigned will not have a role to play in future.”Ozil, capped 92 times, announced his retirement from international football in the wake of Germany’s disastrous World Cup campaign, with his statement accusing the German FA (DFB) president, Reinhard Grindel, of racism.Loew, meanwhile, regrets not having been able to speak to the Arsenal star about his decision.“Mesut and I enjoyed a lot of success together over the years. I have tried several times to reach him on the phone, without any luck, and I will continue to try and make contact with him in future,” he said.Germany are desperate to put their summertime blues behind them on Thursday when they host the French — the team who succeeded them as World Cup winners — in Munich.The start of the brand new Nations League has thrown up a mouthwatering match for Loew’s side, which will retain a core of players who so badly underperformed in Russia.“We are facing a new beginning. I feel that there is a positive impatience among the players to make amends for the summer,” Loew said at the Allianz Arena.Loew, who resisted calls to resign after a disastrous World Cup campaign, is now under pressure to show that he is the right man to lead Germany into a new era of success. He has a contract until 2022, having extended his deal in the spring.“He has done a lot of thinking since the World Cup,” midfielder Toni Kroos said of his coach.“From our training sessions, I feel like we are changing one or two things, and I hope that people see that tomorrow (Thursday).”Veteran midfielder Sami Khedira was among those left out of the squad, while youngsters Thilo Kehrer and Kai Havertz have been called up for the first time.Manchester City’s Leroy Sane also returns after his controversial exclusion from the World Cup squad.– Adjustment in style –The Germany boss is also expected to make tactical changes, having admitted last week that a focus on dominant possession football was his “biggest mistake” at the World Cup.“We have been very successful with possession football in recent years, and we won’t give up on that vision,” said Loew on Wednesday, although he conceded that Germany needed to adjust their style.“Against teams like France, we don’t need to have 70 percent of possession. We need to make sure we get the right balance and focus a bit more on the defence.”In his open appraisal of the World Cup disaster last week, Loew also identified a lack of motivation and questions over the team’s mentality.“We didn’t have the same incredible team spirit that we had in 2014,” admitted Loew. “We weren’t a tight-knit group from the word go.”The Ozil affair has been amplified by reports of a dressing-room rift, with players of an ethnic minority background, such as Ozil and Jerome Boateng, on one side, and the likes of Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos on the other.“Of course we have guys with different interests, but there are no rifts,” insisted Mueller on Tuesday, adding that the game against France was an opportunity to put such talk to bed.Loew, meanwhile, heaped praise on Thursday’s opponents, who beat Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-finals.“France have been the best team in the world over the last two or three years. They have a incredible balance, are strong in defence and attack and have a lot of quality in every position.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Business workshop, titled “How To Start a New Business,” 9-11 a.m. at Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Moms Mixer offers relaxation for busy moms, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Grief Share will meet, 7 p.m. in Room D-222 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Road, Santa Clarita. Call Dan Broyles at (661) 296-8737. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week the USDA published the first crop conditions report for 2017. This report is really irrelevant because historically it has very little correlation to final yields. No crop is made or lost in May. Weather will now be driving the market with the most important dates being 6/15 to 7/15. As a rule, hot and dry is always a bigger concern than cold and wet. Until mid-July the market will react to the two-week weather models that adjust twice a day.There are rumors of about 1.5 million acres being lost to prevent plant. While possible, this isn’t necessarily all that bullish unless the national yield drops below 168. Trend-line yields suggest that with normal weather throughout the Corn Belt, yields will be above 168.Keeping perspectiveAdvisors often suggest that the USDA estimates are unrealistic because they would require farmers every year to produce yields that are equal to their second or third largest harvests ever. This can seem daunting to farmers, and may skew their thinking that USDA estimates can’t possibly be accurate.However, after reviewing overall trend line yields for the past 20 years, this does happen most of the time. Every year, farmers usually produce a national yield that is within the range of the third biggest yields ever to that point. And, there is no indication that this upward trend-line is slowing down. There were three noticeable exceptions. Obviously in 2012, yields fell short of any records. The other two years were 2002 and 2011 when yields were within the seventh highest on record. Two other years, 1997 and 2010, just barely missed being the third largest yields to date.Sometimes farmers are so fearful of low yielding crops that they miss the big picture that yields continue to climb. The odds suggest that we will grow a good crop in the country every year. It’s important to keep this in mind when developing long-term grain marketing strategies.Bullish or bearish?Farmers often ask if I’m bearish or bullish right now. The answer: I’m neither.Currently I’m hopeful that some weather issue(s) can help produce a market rally, so I can get more profitable sales on for 2017. Still, I’m cautious of “talk” suggesting that the market HAS to rally for whatever reason. Without a true production problem due to heat or dryness, a market rally over $4.20 seems unrealistic.My current positionsI often describe the rationale and detail behind individual trades I make throughout the year. Since normally these trades only represent about 5% to 10% of my actual production for a given year, it’s difficult to understand my overall position. Farmers should always roll up all of their trades to determine overall positions. So, in an effort of full transparency, I’m sharing my current positions.POSITION – CORN201620172018Corn Sold87%10%5%CBOT Price Average$3.94$4.00$4.00Market Carry$0.23$.25 est$.25 estBasis on Farm$-0.45 est$-.30 est$-.30 estOptions & spread profits$0.23Cash Price$3.95 est$3.95 est$3.95 estWith current cash corn worth $3.40 in my area, I feel pretty good about my situation.Some notes about my position:I’m viewing my futures and options protections as corn sold.I do not have my short call only or straddle positions included in these numbers unless the market is above their strike price and range.I do not sell cash contracts until I look my basis down. Currently, my basis is set on only 66% of my 2016 crop and none of my ’17 and ’18 crops.My options and spreads profits are calculated as a total of all premium, minus commissions divided by my total 2016 crop.2017 Market carry and basis estimates are based upon averages received for the last few years.I never plan for option or spread profits until I actually make them.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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