first_imgDONEGAL’S All-Ireland winning team has received the most nominations for this year’s All Stars – with an incredible TWELVE nominations.A total of twelve counties are represented amongst the 45 nominees.But Donegal top the list with 12, followed by Mayo who have ten. The 12 Donegal players nominated are goalkeeper Paul Durcan, full backs Eamon McGee, Neil McGee, and Paddy McGrath, half backs Karl Lacey, Frank McGlynn, and Anthony Thompson, midfielders Neil Gallagher and Rory Kavanagh, half forward Mark McHugh, and full forwards Colm McFadden and team captain Michael Murphy.It could be a record-breaking All Star list.And it is now certain that the Footballer of the Year will be a Donegal player –  with Karl Lacey, Colm McFadden and Frank McGlynn on the three man shortlist.Lacey could pick up his fourth All Star, to add to those he won in 2006, 2009 and 2011. In the Young Footballer of the Year shortlist Paddy McBrearty will compete for the award with Meath’s Donal Keogan and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor.The 2012 All Star football team will be announced on Wednesday, October 24th. The All Star award ceremony will take place that Friday evening, October 26th.Here are the 45 nominees for GAA/GPA 2012 All Star Team:Goalkeepers: David Clarke (Mayo); Stephen Cluxton (Dublin); Paul Durcan (Donegal).Full Backs: Eoin Cadogan (Cork); Ger Cafferkey (Mayo); Keith Higgins (Mayo); Donal Keogan (Meath); Eamon McGee (Donegal); Neil McGee (Donegal); Paddy McGrath (Donegal); Rory O’Carroll (Dublin); Michael Shields (Cork).Half backs: Emmet Bolton (Kildare); Colm Boyle (Mayo); Adrian Flynn (Wexford); Lee Keegan (Mayo); Karl Lacey (Donegal); Frank McGlynn (Donegal); Kevin Nolan (Dublin); Michael Quinn (Longford); Anthony Thompson (Donegal). Advertisement Midfielders: Neil Gallagher (Donegal); Rory Kavanagh (Donegal); Barry Moran (Mayo); Aidan O’Shea (Mayo); Brendan Quigley (Laois); Aidan Walsh (Cork).Half Forwards: Paul Barden (Longford); Alan Dillon (Mayo); Paul Flynn (Dublin); Paul Kerrigan (Cork); Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin); Mark McHugh (Donegal); Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo); Graham Reilly (Meath); Ciarán Sheehan (Cork).Full forwards: Bernard Brogan (Dublin); Jamie Clarke (Armagh); Colm Cooper (Kerry); Conor Laverty (Down); Colm McFadden (Donegal); Andy Moran (Mayo); Michael Murphy (Donegal); Donncha O’Connor (Cork); Colm O’Neill (Cork).THE DAZZLING DOZEN! 12 DONEGAL PLAYERS ON ALL-STAR NOMINATION LIST was last modified: October 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE DAZZLING DOZEN! 12 DONEGAL PLAYERS ON ALL-STAR NOMINATION LISTlast_img read more

Marketing in unusual times

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCWhile many farmers still doubt last month’s USDA numbers, the rest of the trade is going along with it. Export pace and ethanol grind are weakening, frost threats are declining, and 10-day forecasts are looking very good for the crops. At this point, a production surprise will be needed for a significant price rebound. Maybe a low ear weight will be identified in this week’s USDA report to give the market a boost?Reports from elevator managers throughout the Midwest say most farmers didn’t sell very much during the recent rally, because they expected prices to go even higher. So, I’m not alone in wishing I would have sold more, but hindsight is always 20/20. Following provides details on three trades I made in the last 4 months. I’ve included my thoughts and rationale when I placed the trade to show context, as well as final outcomes. Trade 1 — Sold straddleOn 4/23/19 when September corn was around $3.70, I sold an August $3.60 straddle (selling both a put and call) and bought a $3.40 put while collecting a net of 29 cents on the trade. This trade was placed on about 10% of my anticipated 2019 production. What does this mean?If Sep corn was $3.60 on 7/26/19, I could keep all 29 centsFor every penny corn was below $3.60 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.40For every penny higher than $3.60 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.89At $3.89 or higher I would have to make a corn sale at $3.60 against Sep futures, but I still keep the 29 cents, so it’s like selling $3.89.At $3.40 or lower I would collect 9 cents regardless of how low prices go but no sale is made. My trade thoughts and rationale when placing the straddle on 4/23/19This trade is most profitable in a sideways market, which I think is the most likely scenario given current market conditions and historical trends. Usually in a normal growing year, prices dip in late August. This straddle helps me gain some premium if the market stays sideways or goes lower, which I can use to help push a final sale to profitable levels down the road. If the market rallies, I’m happy selling 10% of my production at $3.89, because I’ll then “roll” the sale from September to December futures and likely pick up at least 12 to 15 cents in market carry; therefore, manufacturing a trade of at least $4 on Dec corn.Rolling a contract means moving a sale forward to capture marketing carry. I bought September futures back and immediately sold December futures. It didn’t matter what September or December futures were, only the SPREAD between the two months. My sale position remains the same. What happened?In the last 4 months, every possible market scenario happened. The market first went lower, then much higher, and finally it collapsed and settled into a sideways pattern. To say it’s been a roller-coaster ride is an understatement.At the end of July when futures were still above $4.20, I let the options execute to get a $3.60 short on September futures. With the 29-cent premium already collected on the trade, it’s like having a sale at $3.89 Sep futures. What did you do next?The trade above left me with a short September contract expiring at the end of August, I rolled it to December futures on 8/29/19 and collected 10 cents of market carry premium. This makes the sale really worth $3.99 against December futures with premiums included ($3.60 futures sale + 29 of options premium + 10 cents market carry “roll”). Trade 2 — Sold straddleOn 4/23/19 I did the exact same trade again, for all of the same reasons, except I sold a September straddle instead of August (like in trade 1) which expired on 8/23/19. What happened?On the last day that September options were trading, when September futures were about $3.59, I paid 2.5 cents to buy back both sides of the straddle and let the $3.40 put expire worthless. I was left with 26.5 cents of premium profit, but no additional sale was made.I bought back both sides of the straddle on the last day the options were trading. The reason was I didn’t want to let the short put option position execute because that would make me buy futures, and at this point I’m not sure which directions prices can go. I bought the calls backs as well because I thought there was a chance for prices to rally in the future and it would allow me to look for another straddle position to trade in the future. Trade 3 — Bought callsOn 5/28/19 September corn was $4.30, and it seemed likely there would be record widespread planting delays and significant prevent plant acres. Through other trades I already had in place, if the market rallied, 50% of my crop would be sold at $4. However, I wanted to participate if the market continued to go much higher. So, I purchased a $5.50 September call for 6 cents on about 25% of my anticipated 2019 production.I’m usually against buying calls because the market has to rally substantially to offset/justify the price of the call and the market carry. However, the market was experiencing something never seen before, which meant I needed to consider alternative grain marketing strategies and solutions. I knew I wanted to take advantage of a potential rally, but I didn’t want to “put all my eggs in one basket.” To minimize potential loss from buying a call, and having the market never rally further, I selected a higher price point ($5.50) and lower call cost (6 cents).Buying these calls was basically an insurance policy if the extreme happened and the market rallied significantly higher. What happened?The calls expired worthless on 8/23/19. The costs of the calls, were about 1.5 cents across all of my 2019 production, which reduced my profits from Trade 2 (about 2.6 cents of profit from my 2019 production) by about 60%, but I’m still ahead. With all three trades combined, I have 10% of my production sold at $4 against December futures. Considering December corn is at $3.55 today I should probably feel better about these trades now. My 2019 corn positionToday I have 45% of my anticipated 2019 production sold with an average price of $3.95 futures. I also have 20% of my 2020 corn sold at $4.14 average futures price.There has never been a year like this, and harvest hasn’t even started. In June, many thought for the first time the U.S. wouldn’t produce enough corn to meet demand. However, in hindsight, the market focused so heavily on how the widespread planting delays would affect supply, it didn’t examine how price would impact demand.Questions about acres still linger, but are fading by many market participants. The widespread good weather conditions through August and now September mean a surprise from an upcoming USDA report is likely necessary for a significant rally. Please email [email protected] with any questions or to learn more. 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.last_img read more

I Am A President — Obamamania Shuts Down Reddit

first_imgadam popescu Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#Breaking#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img In another social-media first, President Barack Obama took to Reddit today to become the first sitting head of state to moderate the site’s “AMA,” or, ask me anything, series. The chat lasted an hour, and got so much attention that it shut the site down during his post. Redditers pitched softballs and hard alike, but the fact that the leader of the Free World participated in the site’s chat confirms mainstream success and reach for Reddit. It also showed the President’s understanding of of social media’s importance in reaching young voters. President Obama touched on the economy, the military in Afghanistan and how hard it is for young people to find jobs. He kept it light, too, saying that his favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan, and that he’s “a Bulls guy.”President Obama previously received praise for joining Twitter and hosting the first Twitter Town Hall, on July 6. With this move, the obvious (nonpartisan) question remains: Will Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romeny be next to take to Reddit? Political battle lines run across social media. Can it be much of a stretch to start seeing regular Reddit threads, Twitter chats and Facebook posts from politicians?  8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

4 days agoGiggs raps Man Utd defender Rojo for Liverpool goal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Giggs raps Man Utd defender Rojo for Liverpool goalby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Ryan Giggs has criticised Marcos Rojo for his role in Liverpool’s late equaliser on Sunday.The Englishman was free to tap-in the ball from close range after being allowed space by Rojo.”[Aaron] Wan-Bissaka has not played a lot of games, maybe if he was a little bit fitter and sharper he would have got out quicker,’ Giggs told Optus Sport.”But for Rojo to actually go past [Harry] Maguire is strange. If he holds his position maybe he can clear it. ‘Ash [Young] never really gets goal-side.”But if you watch Rojo he just anticipates where the ball is going to be instead of staying with his man.”I think it’s a poor goal to give away. But Liverpool, for that five and ten minutes, were knocking at the door and there you see Robertson crossing the ball a lot further up the pitch.”Where for the majority of the game, him and Trent Alexander-Arnold were crossing the ball from 40, 45 yards out.” last_img read more

Level of Relief in Mount Salem – PM

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that after only 10 days since the establishment of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, the residents are able to express a level of relief, as they now feel free to move throughout the community without fear. Meanwhile, Mr. Holness said the operation of the Zone has shown that law enforcement officials can do their job without breaching human rights. Story Highlights “Residents have been both receptive and accommodating towards the initiative and have acknowledged the requirement for intervention to address the issue of crime and violence,” he said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that after only 10 days since the establishment of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, the residents are able to express a level of relief, as they now feel free to move throughout the community without fear.He said they have welcomed the operations and the professionalism being demonstrated by the joint security forces.“Residents have been both receptive and accommodating towards the initiative and have acknowledged the requirement for intervention to address the issue of crime and violence,” he said.He noted that while building trust between all parties will take time, the partnership between the citizens and the security forces is gradually changing.“The outlook has been promising,” he said.The Prime Minister was speaking during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (September 12).He was making his first report to Parliament in accordance with section six of the Zones of Special Operations (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, which requires a report within 14 days of the declaration of a Zone.Mr. Holness said the presence of the joint forces within the Zone has already yielded positive results.He reported that following 32 special operations conducted within the first 10 days, five illegal firearms were recovered, two wanted men were taken into custody, and a number of lead sheets were also recovered.He said that the next 10 days will see the continuation of internal security operations to rid the Zone of illegal weapons, ammunition and contraband.In addition, the joint command has provided its first 10-day report of activities in the Zone.Prime Minister Holness said this has been reviewed by the National Security Council and “was found to be satisfactory, with respect to operational outcomes as well as the accountability procedures of the members of the joint forces”.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness said the operation of the Zone has shown that law enforcement officials can do their job without breaching human rights.“Jamaica and Jamaicans and our institutions have the capacity to pursue what is right without doing what is wrong. And, if nothing else, this is proof of a concept that we can fight crime and fight the criminals without killing innocent Jamaicans,” he noted.The area of the Zone of Special Operations is approximately 0.4 kilometres square with a population of about 3,500 residents and a murder rate of 190 per 100,000. This is four times the national average.The presence of four major gangs in the Mount Salem community, as well as a number of other less-organised gangs has, over the years, contributed to the fear felt by residents as a result of their involvement in murders, contract killings, shootings, robberies, lottery scamming, extortion, drug/firearms trafficking, among other illegal activities.Additionally, the criminal activities of these gangs are not only restricted to the geographical boundaries of the community but have negatively affected other areas of the St James Division and Area One.last_img read more

Tamsen Fadal To Return As Host Of Santa Project Party

first_imgEdward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), announced today that UCP of NYC will kick off the holidays with the 5th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction on Wednesday, December 10, at the West Village’s hot new bistro, Clarkson Restaurant.The Santa Project Party & Auction, a benefit for UCP of NYC, will be co-hosted by Emmy-winning anchor of PIX 11 News, Tamsen Fadal, and meteorologist for Fox 5’s “Good Day New York,” Mike Woods. This marks the second consecutive year Ms. Fadal has co-hosted the Santa Project Party.Mr. Woods, a past co-host and co-chair, returns to the benefit for his fifth consecutive year. The event features a silent auction with a range of luxury goods and services for attendees to bid on. In addition to a strong showing of support from a diverse young professional crowd, the event attracts VIP guests from fashion, film, television, and Broadway.Camilla Barungi, entrepreneur and model of “Project Runway” fame; Javier Gomez, fine-art photographer; Scott Stanford, lead sports anchor PIX 11 News, and host, WWE; and Isiah Whitlock Jr., currently co-star of the hit HBO series “Veep,” are co-chairs of the Santa Project Party.UCP of NYC’s Santa Project began when committed supporters expressed a desire to do more during the holiday season. Beyond the core programs and services UCP of NYC delivers year round, proceeds from the Santa Project Party & Auction help fund special needs equipment requests and holiday gift cards for children with disabilities in UCP of NYC’s programs.“UCP of NYC is extremely grateful this holiday season for our hosts, corporate sponsors, donors, and friends,” says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. “Their support and concern for our neediest children and families truly exemplifies the spirit and generosity of New Yorkers.”“I am thrilled to return as co-host of the 5th annual UCP of NYC Santa Project Party,” says Tamsen Fadal. “I am a big supporter of UCP of NYC and their ongoing work to provide programs and services for children, families, and adults with disabilities.”The Santa Project Party & Auction kicks off the holiday season on December 10th, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Clarkson Restaurant in the West Village at 225 Varick Street, New York, NY (between W. Houston St. & Clarkston St.).Individual tickets are $100, sponsorship levels and packages are also available. Tickets and sponsorships are available at or by contacting Sheila Lennon at [email protected]last_img read more

California dreaming Freshman from Sunshine State plays major role for OSU

Freshman Grayson Overman has been an integral part of the Ohio State men’s volleyball team’s success in the 2010 season.A starter in all of his team’s matches, the 6-foot-7-inch California native has been a key contributor for the Buckeyes since day one.The team held high expectations coming into the season. Overman is one of the key young players coach Pete Hanson said would have a breakout year earlier in the season. While the pressure to come into a whole new situation and succeed might unnerve some freshmen, it was motivation for Overman.“From the very beginning, the expectation level for the freshman was to play at the level of the rest of the team.” Overman said. “I love being pushed to play at the level of the older guys each and every day.”Overman said that the level of competition in college is at a whole different level compared to when he played volleyball for his high school in San Clemente, Calif.“The players are all bigger, stronger, faster and more athletic than the kids in high school,”Overman said. “[But] because the intensity and competition increased, it makes everything more rewarding and fun.”Overman seems to have adjusted well to the college game. He currently ranks third on the team in total kills and points scored. But if it weren’t for some heavy recruiting by OSU coaches, the freshman could be scoring for a school out west.“I had originally wanted to stay on the west coast,” Overman said. “But after my official visit and meeting all the guys on the team, I knew I was going to play for Ohio State.”Despite being more than 2,200 miles from his hometown, Overman says he has been able to fit in just fine with his teammates and his new surroundings.“One of the main reasons I came to Ohio State was because of the guys on the team,” he said. “They are all such great people and they have made my transition such an incredible experience.”Nicknamed “Cali brahs” together with freshman and fellow California native Kyle Lawrence by their teammates, Overman says their acceptance is helping him have the time of his life.“I am having such a good time on the team and here at Ohio State that I haven’t had time to be homesick,” he said. Overman said he is able to attribute his success to not only his talents, but because of the support he receives from the players and coaches.“Everyone on the team supports and helps each other on and off the court because the team is our new family,” Overman said. “The unity and support is always there when I need it.”But if Overman should ever feel overwhelmed by the differences between the surf town of San Clemente and the city of Columbus, he is comforted by a simple fact.“California will always be there when I need it,” he said. read more

Ohio State womens lacrosse falls to Penn State

The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team can’t seem to top Penn State. Coming into Sunday’s game, OSU had not beaten the Nittany Lions since 2008. Despite OSU being the higher ranked team, nothing changed in the two teams’ most recent meeting, and the No. 10 OSU squad fell to No. 13 Penn State, 15-12. “We didn’t come out strong, we came out pretty flat,” said OSU senior attacker Alayna Markwordt. “Penn State has always been one of our biggest rivals, so this is a frustrating one to lose.” Markwordt, Ohio State’s leading scorer, was held without a goal but did contribute two assists and had two groundballs. The Buckeyes (9-4, 1-3) struck first on sophomore attacker Katie Chase’s unassisted goal two-and-a-half minutes into the game. From that point, it was a back-and-forth battle, with the two teams trading sets of goals for the rest of the first half. OSU jumped out to a 4-2 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the half, but the lead would turn into a 5-4 deficit after Penn State freshman attacker Maggie McCormick ripped off three straight goals in less than two minutes. The two teams went into the locker room tied at 6-6 after a goal from OSU sophomore midfielder Cara Facchina, which came after an assist from freshman attacker Jackie Cifarelli with 24 seconds left. Penn State (10-4, 2-2 Big Ten) had 13 fouls compared to OSU’s four in the first half. “The heat of the game builds up ’cause you know you’re playing your rival that you come out against every year, and it’s always a battle,” said freshman goalie Tori DeScenza. She finished the game playing all but the last three minutes and had seven saves, including five in the second half. The next 30 minutes started much like the first except Penn State struck first. Sophomore attacker Mackenzie Cyr scored with McCormick chipping in on one of her team-leading four assists. Cyr and McCormick lead the team with four goals and four assists apiece, and were responsible for teaming up on five of the teams 15 goals. The back-and-forth battle continued as OSU’s Kirsten Donahue tied the game at 7-7 on a free position shot. The senior midfielder went on to score three of her team-leading four goals in the second half. The game was tied at 11-11 with 17:34 to play when once again, Donahue scored. But that would be the last time OSU would stay tied with Penn State as the Nittany Lions jumped out to a 13-11 lead with 15 minutes to go. Penn State would go on to score the last two goals, the final one coming on Cyr’s fourth of the game. “They just kind of took it at the end and we just couldn’t be there with it,” DeScenza said. The team has two regular season games left, including a home match-up against American University 2 p.m. Saturday. read more