IPL 2020 : Kolkata Knight Riders gets another last minute sponsor,…

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsored Football TAGSIPL 2020IPL 2020 KKR ScheduleKKR Medimix SponsorKKR vs Mumbai Indians live scoreKolkata knight riders in IPL 2020 SHARE WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway too good for India bowlers; NZ 70/0 (34 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket IPL 2020 : Kolkata Knight Riders gets another last minute sponsor, Medimix comes on board as Hygiene Partner Cricket CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports News by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftMedimix will be taking up hygiene and health of the cricketers and fans as a matter of primary concern and will be supporting the Kolkata Knight Riders team by providing hand hygiene products from their recently launched Hand washes and Hand sanitizers range. The brand will be providing hand sanitizer dispensers to ensure a safe environment to help protect the team from the spread of the virus.Commenting on the same Pradeep Cholayil, Chairman & Managing Director of Cholayil Private Limited said: “We are thrilled to partner with Kolkata Knight Riders as their Official SkinFit and Hygiene Partner for IPL 2020. This partnership with the Kolkata Knight Riders is a key milestone as this would give us an opportunity to improve awareness by leveraging the fan following power of KKR as a team. Cricket is a religion in India and we see a great fit with it especially after getting into Hand Wash and Sanitizer segment. I am sure this association will also offer us an opportunity to expand our awareness in East India.”Speaking of the partnership, Kaustubh Jha, Marketing Head, Kolkata Knight Riders, “We are proud to have Medimix, a homegrown Indian ayurvedic brand as our hygiene partner. This year hygiene and safety have been of paramount importance and we believe in providing our players with a product that is not only known for its quality but is also safe to use. We look forward to a successful partnership with Medimix on board this year.” PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Cricket Shah Rukh Khan’s team Kolkata Knight Riders has locked another sponsorship partnership for the 13th edition of the league (IPL 2020).Indian ayurvedic beauty products company Medimix will be KKR’s Official SkinFit and Hygiene Partner of for the team in IPL 2020. The team’s trouser will feature the logo of Medimix in all the 14 matches this season. Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket Previous article3 PUBG Rumors that are pouring In after PUBG Ban in IndiaNext articleCricket South Africa rejects SASCOC bid to sideline embattled board Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – September 11, 2020 Facebook Twitter PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, Indialast_img read more

Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgAcademy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileAcademy Press Plc is an established printing company in Nigeria offering services for the printing of labels, calendars, company annual reports, books, magazines and marketing material. The company offers additional printing related services which include supply of graphic material, layout design, typesetting, artwork, photography, colour separation and binding. The Commercial printing division produces calendars, annual reports, labels, insertions, posters, handbills, invoices, waybills, deposit/withdrawal forms, account opening forms, receipts and point of sales material. Periodicals printed by Academy Press include magazines, journals, reports and seminar papers. Publications printed include educational and religious books, biographies, maps and diaries. Computer stationary printed includes listing papers, customer statements, utility bills and pay slips. Academy Press has two major subsidiaries; Academy Press Specialised Print Services, which prints documents with high security risks such as tickets, coupons, vouchers, letterheads, receipts, invoices and continuous forms for computer usage as well as bank statements, pay-in slips and bank notes; West African Book Publishers (WABP) prints high-end publications for the discerning reader. The company has offices in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and in Accra in Ghana. Academy Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

3 top UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA without delay!

first_img The economic outlook remains fraught with danger as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. Many UK shares endured a rough ride in 2020 as lockdowns and travel bans hammered corporate earnings. Vaccine rollouts provide light at the end of the tunnel, but 2021 could be another rough year.Here are three UK shares I’d happily buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA today, however. I think they’ll thrive even with further coronavirus-related economic turbulence.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1: Read all about itI’m expecting Bloomsbury Publishing to have another very good year in 2021. It’s true that the sinking British economy could take a bite out of consumer spending in the near term. And there is subsequently a chance that book sales could take a hit. I don’t reckon this will happen though as long Covid-19 lockdowns keep rolling on.Data from Nielsen shows that an astonishing 202m print books were sold during pandemic-struck 2020. This was the highest since 2012 and up 5.2% in volume terms from 2019 (and 5.5% in value terms). All this bodes well for 2021, in my eyes. Bloomsbury saw pre-tax profits soar 60% in the six months to August, latest financials showed. It’s a performance that pays tribute to this UK share’s packed portfolio of top titles, from the Harry Potter franchise to the fantasy titles of Sarah J. Maas. And even though it may face a more challenging environment post-lockdowns, I feel such titles should support its longer-term performance.#2: A  highly fashionable UK shareThe prospect of sinking consumer confidence bodes badly for much of the retail sector. Indeed, the Confederation of British Industry’s retail gauge has just slipped to its lowest since May. The organisation warned too that “with the lockdown likely to remain in place in the near term, retailers expect this weakness to continue.”This broader toughness wouldn’t discourage me from investing in JD Sports Fashion of the FTSE 100, though. Like Bloomsbury, sales here could suffer should broader consumer spending fall off a cliff. But this UK retail share is one of the continent’s leading sellers of ‘athleisure’. Sales of these versatile styles are surging as they combine comfort with the growing popularity of sportier lifestyles. And demand is particularly hot in the premium sportswear segment, a part of the market in which JD — thanks to its close relationships with brands like Nike, Adidas and Converse — is the go-to retailer.#3: Another FTSE 100 firecrackerI believe that BAE Systems is another good buy for me during these tough economic times. Theoretically, defence contractors like this UK share shouldn’t be immune to downturns as government spending comes under pressure. I don’t think orders here will drop during the 2020s however. The incendiary geopolitical landscape mean that defence spending should continue to be a priority.Defence spending in 2020 rose by almost 2% year-on-year, according to Jane’s. Total spend of $1.93trn last year marked the seventh straight year of growth, it said. And the intelligence group reckons that weapons budgets will continue rising in 2021, albeit at a slower pace than last year. That’s something I’d bear in mind before adding this share to my portfolio. But this is an overall landscape that FTSE 100-quoted BAE Systems is well placed to make the most of. This UK share is a major supplier to the US and UK militaries, as well as Saudi Arabia, Australia and India. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Nike. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bloomsbury Publishing. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 top UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA without delay! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

NCVO & PhotoVoice photo competition opens for entries

first_img Now in its sixth year, the charity photo competition is open to all staff and volunteers at NCVO member organisations, their service users and beneficiaries, and professional photographers who are connected to a member organisation or have taken photographs on their behalf.This year’s deadline is 18th March, and the theme is connections: entries must depict a form of connection made by charities, such as connections between people, to a cause, or to an activity.The best entries will be exhibited at NCVO’s annual conference on 18 April with winners in three categories: photographs taken by staff and volunteers, by service users and beneficiaries, and by professional photographers connected to a member organisation.The judging panel will include NCVO chair Sir Martyn Lewis CBE, and PhotoVoice chief executive Tom Elkins. Prizes include a year’s free PhotoVoice membership, free entry to NCVO’s annual conference and £250 print credit for the winners in each category.NCVO and PhotoVoice are also offering free photography guidance for charities on how they can develop their skills. A guide, ‘How to take better photographs’ is available on NCVO’s website and will be followed by additional online resources.Entry to the NCVO and PhotoVoice competition is online via the NCVO site. Last year’s competition attracted over 120 entries, with the staff and volunteer category won by Contact the Elderly, and the beneficiary category won by Anthony Nolan.Sir Martyn Lewis CBE, chair of NCVO, said:“The NCVO and PhotoVoice photo competition is a fantastic way for charities to showcase in one brilliant photo the difference they make, and this year’s theme of connections should provide plenty of inspiration. Last year we received entries from the full breadth of the voluntary sector. I look forward to seeing what people submit this year and wish all participants the best of luck.”  114 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: competition NCVO NCVO & PhotoVoice photo competition opens for entries  115 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 19 January 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Sandra Bland’s family seeks justice

first_img“Sandra Bland, Say Her Name!” rang out in downtown Houston on Dec. 17 as hundreds of African-American activists and their supporters rallied, marched, drummed and chanted. Two hours later they packed the courtroom for a status hearing on the federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Sandra Bland’s family.Bland was found dead in a Waller County jail cell last July 13, three days after being arrested for failing to signal a lane change. Led by the National Black United Front, the protesters demanded answers and decried that a Waller County grand jury had only met twice since Bland’s death six months ago.Sandra Bland’s family, attorney and protesters outside of hearing, Dec. 18.WW photo: Gloria Rubac“We demand answers, not a cover-up,” said Kofi Taharka, the national chair of NBUF. Other activists were with the New Black Panther Party, Out of the Flames of Ferguson, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, the National of Islam, Justice or Else, as well as many youth with the Black Lives Matter movement.Bland’s death just 60 miles from Houston added fuel to the anger and outrage burning in Black communities in Texas and around the country where police murders of unarmed Blacks and Latinos/as happen so often that activists struggle to fight all the injustices.Geneva Reed-Veal, Bland’s mother, and Sandra Bland’s estate filed a wrongful death suit last August against the so-called Texas Department of Public Safety, arresting DPS Officer Brian Encinia, Waller County and county jail staffers Elsa Magnus and Oscar Prudente.According to the Mapping Police Violence website, over 321 African Americans have been killed by police in 2015, and one-third of them were unarmed.Texas and county officials have declared Bland’s death a suicide by hanging. Bland family lawyers say that as of now the cause of death is undetermined. No evidence has been revealed to them, including the plastic bag that Bland allegedly used to hang herself. And if any fingerprints were taken off the bag, they have not been made public.Houston activists were joined by people from around the state for the first hearing in the Bland family’s civil rights suit. Unlike the usually massive courtrooms in the federal courthouse, a small room was the venue for this hearing, so only around 80 people could cram inside to hear the hour-long proceedings. Another 100 people stood outside in the hallway, straining to hear. Security was oppressively tight, and many people left rather than be subjected to it.‘Pry the truth loose’U.S. District Judge David Hittner presided over the hearing and set jury selection for the trial for Jan. 23, 2017. He ruled that all discovery in the case must be completed by Sept. 30, 2016.Hannah Adair Bonner is the curator of The Shout: a spoken-word, poetry-focused, “artivism” movement seeking to nurture a community of multi-ethnic, multigenerational, justice-seeking, solidarity-building people. She serves on the staff of St. John’s Downtown in Houston and has been working on the case daily since Bland’s death.In her blog at soulunbound.com, Bonner chronicled the hearing, saying in part: “‘Let me know if I need to pry it loose,’ Judge David Hittner said at the status hearing for the Civil Trial brought by the family of Sandra Bland. ‘Pry it loose.’ It must have been the third time at least that he used that particular combination of words in his remarks that day.”Bonner continued: “As the proceedings ended, it was clear that at least for today, whatever the defense for the State and County had behind their back, they were not going to show it any time soon.“Judge David Hittner made it clear, however, that he did plan to pry those fingers loose. So dates were set for the coming year for Summary Judgement, for the Ranger report, for expert witnesses, for the end of motions, for the end of discovery, and for the end of introducing new parties.”After the hearing ended, Bland’s mother, two sisters and the attorneys spoke to well over 100 supporters, who had begun another demonstration outside. Attorney Cannon Lambert Sr. said the legal team was grateful that the judge wants to have full disclosure.Reed-Veal told the crowd that it was still so difficult for the family to even speak about Bland, but “I want you to know that Sandra Bland was more than a hashtag and we will continue fighting for justice for her.”As the anger of people around the U.S. builds over one police killing after another, one thing is noticeably missing: a federal record of just how many people die in police custody each year.What we do know in Texas is that a young, educated, articulate Black woman with an understanding of the racism in Waller County died in its jail. Bland graduated from Prairie View A & M University, a historically Black university in Waller County, and had come back to begin a new job at the university. She had a lot to live for. Now she is dead, and her family and the community at large are determined to find out the truth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA: Winter Wheat Production Increases 11M Bushels from May Forecast

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA: Winter Wheat Production Increases 11M Bushels from May Forecast Facebook Twitter The June World Ag Supply and Demand Estimate report says the 2020-2021 U.S. corn outlook hasn’t changed much from last month. Beginning stocks are higher, as a reduction in corn production for 2019-2020 is largely offset by a reduction in projected corn use for ethanol.Planted acres stayed at 97 million, projected corn yield is at 178.5 bushels per acre, and production is forecast at 15.9 billion bushels. Ending stocks are projected to be five million bushels higher at 3.3 billion bushels, with the season-average farm price at $3.20 per bushel.USDA says soybean production was left at 4.1 billion bushels, with a yield at 49.8 bushels per acre and planted acres at 83.5 million.New crop ending stocks were predicted at 395 million bushels, a lower-than-expected drop. The farm-gate new-crop soybean price was set at $8.20 per bushel.2020-2021 wheat supplies are up on a larger crop and slight increase in beginning stocks. Total wheat production for 2020-21 is 1.877 million bushels, with total supplies up 16 million bushels to three billion. Ending stocks were raised 16 million bushels to 925 million, which is a six-year-low.More details from the report can be seen below.WHEAT: U.S. 2020/21 wheat supplies are up on a larger crop and a slight increase in beginning stocks. The change in beginning stocks reflects a 5-million-bushel reduction in 2019/20 exports. Winter wheat production is forecast up 11 million bushels to 1,266 million with increases in Hard Red Winter and White Winter more than offsetting small decrease for Soft Red Winter. Total 2020/21 wheat production is now forecast at 1,877 million bushels, and total supplies are raised 16 million to 3,000 million. Domestic use and exports for the new marketing year are unchanged this month, and ending stocks are raised 16 million bushels to 925 million, which is a 6-year low.World 2020/21 wheat supplies are raised 5.7 million tons on a 4.9-million-ton production increase and higher beginning stocks. India production is raised 4.2 million tons, and Australia is up 2.0 million, both on updated government statistics. India’s crop is projected to be record-large, and Australia’s crop is expected to rebound on improved conditions following two consecutive years of drought. Turkey and China are both increased by 1.0 million tons. Partly offsetting these changes are crop reductions of 2.0 million tons for the EU and 1.5 million for Ukraine, both reflecting dry conditions during key parts of the growing season. Projected 2020/21 global exports are raised 0.9 million tons to 188.9 million, led by a 2.0- million-ton increase for Australia on larger supplies, and a 1.0-million increase for Russia on reduced export competition from Ukraine. Exports are lowered 1.5 million tons for Ukraine and 0.5 million for the EU, both on smaller crops. With increased supplies, and global use lowered fractionally, world ending stocks are raised 6.0 million tons to a record-high 316.1 million, with China and India accounting for 51 percent and 10 percent of the total, respectively.COARSE GRAINS: This month’s 2020/21 U.S. corn outlook is little changed from lastmonth, with fractional increases to beginning and ending stocks. Beginning stocks areraised, as a 45-million-bushel reduction in estimated production for 2019/20 is largely offset by a 50-million-bushel reduction in projected corn used for ethanol. Corn used for ethanol is lowered reflecting a slower-than-expected rebound in ethanol production as indicated by Energy Information Administration data during the month of May and into early June. For 2020/21, with supply up slightly and no changes to projected use, ending stocks are 5 million bushels higher at 3.3 billion bushels. The season-average farm price is unchanged at $3.20 per bushel.The global coarse grain production forecast for 2020/21 is raised 3.2 million tons to 1,484.6 million. This month’s foreign coarse grain outlook is for larger production, increased use, and lower stocks relative to last month. Brazil corn production is raised based on higher expected area. Barley production is raised for the EU, based mostly on a forecast increase for the United Kingdom that is partly offset by a reduction for France. Barley production is raised for Australia, but lowered for Ukraine, India, and Russia. For 2019/20, Brazil corn production is unchanged, as higher indicated area is offset by a reduction in yield. Yield prospects for much of the Center-West are generally favorable in contrast to the South where conditions have been poor.Major global trade changes for 2020/21 include a larger corn export forecast for Zambia, with increases in corn imports for Thailand and Honduras. Barley exports are lowered for Australia, based on a reduction in projected imports for China. For 2019/20, corn exports are raised for Argentina but lowered for Brazil for the local marketing year beginning March 2020 based on observed data through early June. Foreign corn ending stocks for 2020/21 are lowered from last month, mostly reflecting reductions for China, Argentina, South Africa, and Paraguay that more than offset increases for Brazil and India.OILSEEDS: This month’s U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2020/21 include higher beginning stocks, higher crush, and slightly lower ending stocks. Beginning stocks are raised 5 million bushels with higher crush for 2019/20 more-than-offset with lower production and a lower export forecast. Lower 2019 production reflects the latest re-survey by NASS for North Dakota. The 2019/20 soybean crush is raised 15 million bushels reflecting increased domestic soybean meal use. Soybean exports are reduced 25 million bushels on increased competition from South America. Increased beginning stocks for 2020/21 are more than offset with a higher soybean crush forecast, which is raised along with increased domestic soybean meal use. With higher soybean crush more than offsetting higher beginning stocks, 2020/21 ending stocks are projected at 395 million bushels. The 2020/21 season-average soybean and product price forecasts are unchanged this month.The 2020/21 global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include slightly higher production and lower ending stocks compared to last month. Higher peanut, soybean, and sunflowerseed production is partly offset by lower cottonseed output. A notable revision to production is for EU canola, lowered 0.2 million tons to 16.8 million, based largely on lower yields for Germany. The EU revision is offset by higher Australian canola production. The 2020/21 soybean ending stocks are lowered 2.1 million tons to 96.3 million, mainly reflecting lower carryin due to revisions to 2019/20 balance sheets. For 2019/20, soybean exports are increased 1 million tons each for Argentina and Brazil based on the recent pace of shipments and reflect increased crush demand and imports for China. Partly offsetting is reduced 2019/20 U.S. exports. These revisions result in higher stocks for China and lower stocks for South America.SUGAR: U.S. sugar supply for 2019/20 is increased 284,479 short tons, raw value (STRV) to 13.822 million based on an increase in estimated imports. Imports from Mexico are increased by 204,479 STRV on greater export supply availability. High-tier tariff imports are increased by 80,000 STRV to 230,000 on pace and on favorable margins between U.S. and world sugar prices. Deliveries for human consumption for 2019/20 are reduced by 75,000 STRV to 12.050 million based on an initial analysis of the effects of pandemic lockdowns on the demand for sugar. Deliveries for human consumption for 2020/21 are unchanged at 12.125 million STRV. Ending stocks for 2019/20 are residually calculated at 1.632 million STRV, an increase of 359,479. The ending stocks-to-use ratio is at 13.4 percent, up from 10.4 percent last month. For 2020/21 the increase in beginning stocks is exactly offset by a decrease in projected imports from Mexico. There are no other changes made for 2020/21. The Secretary of Agriculture has not yet announced additional quantities of specialty sugar beyond the WTO minimum quantity. The ending stocks-to-use ratio for 2020/21 remains at 12.0 percent.Mexico production for 2019/20 is estimated at 5.230 million metric tons (MT). This is an increase of 105,000 MT on increases in field and factory yields only partially offset by lower area harvested as the production campaign winds down. Deliveries of domestically produced sugar to the IMMEX program are reduced by 70,000 MT based on reporting by the FAS Mexico City Post. Exports to the U.S. market are increased by 175,000 MT to 1.074 million on the increase of exportable supply. There are no changes for the 2020/21 Mexico sugar balance. Ending stocks for both 2020/21 and 2019/20 are set equal to 2.5 months of forecast domestic sugar deliveries before the start of the succeeding sugarcane harvest. Although total exports for 2020/21 are unchanged, exports to the U.S. market are reduced by307,245 MT and exports to third-country destinations are increased by the same amount.LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, AND DAIRY: The forecast for 2020 red meat and poultry production is raised from last month as higher forecast beef, pork, and broiler production more than offsets lower turkey production. The increase in beef and pork production largely reflects a faster-than-anticipated recovery in the pace of slaughter. The broiler production forecast is raised as broiler hatchery data points towards higher expected production in the second half of the year. Turkey production is lowered slightly on recent production data and a slower expected growth in expansion. Egg production is lowered from the previous month.The 2021 red meat and poultry production forecast is raised from the previous month. The beef production forecast is raised on higher expected cattle placements in the second half of 2020 which will be marketed in 2021. Pork production is unchanged from last month. The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report will be released on June 25 and provide an indication of producers’ farrowing intentions for the second half of 2020; these are hogs which will likely be marketed in first-half 2021. The broiler production forecast for 2021 is unchanged from last month, but turkey production is reduced as forecast slower growth in 2020 production is carried into 2021. The egg production forecast is reduced from the previous month.The beef import forecast is raised for 2020 on recent trade data and increased domestic demand for processing grade beef, while the beef export forecast is raised on higher expected beef exports later in the year. No change is made to the 2021 beef trade forecast. The pork export forecast for 2020 is raised from the previous month, largely on the current pace of exports. No change is made to the 2021 pork trade forecast. No change is made to 2020 and 2021 broiler export forecasts. Turkey export forecasts are lowered for 2020 and 2021 on weaker export demand.For 2020, cattle price forecasts are raised, reflecting current price strength and increased packer demand. For 2021, cattle prices are also raised on expected continued strength of packer demand in the first part of the year. The 2020 hog price forecast is reduced on current price weakness and increased supply pressure. Broiler price forecasts are reduced for the remainder of the year while the turkey price forecast is raised slightly on higher second-quarter prices. Egg price forecasts for 2020 are reduced on current price weakness and weaker demand. The 2021 hog, broiler, turkey and egg price forecasts are unchanged from last month.Milk production for 2020 is raised from last month on higher expected cow numbers. The fat basis import forecast is raised from the previous month on higher imports of butter fat products, while the fat basis export forecast is reduced on lower expected sales of cheese. The 2020 skim-solids basis import forecast is raised from last month on recent trade data and expectations of higher imports of a number of dairy products. The skim-solids basis export forecast is raised primarily on higher skim milk powder and lactose exports. Price forecasts for cheese, butter, and nonfat dry milk are raised from the previous month on recent price strength and stronger anticipated demand. The whey price forecast is lowered from last month. Class III and Class IV prices are raised for 2020. The all milk price forecast is raised to $16.65 per cwt for 2020.The 2021 milk production forecast is raised from last month on higher expected cow numbers and stronger growth in milk per cow. The fat basis import forecast is reduced while the export forecast is unchanged. The skim-solids basis import forecast is reduced from the previous month while the export forecast is unchanged. For 2021, cheese, butter, and nonfat dry milk price forecasts are raised from the previous month while whey is lowered. The 2021 Class III and Class IV price forecasts are raised from last month. The all milk price forecast is raised to $16.20 per cwt for 2021. USDA: Winter Wheat Production Increases 11M Bushels from May Forecast SHARE By USDA Communications – Jun 11, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous article91st Annual Indiana FFA Convention Set to Go Virtual on the HAT Thursday PodcastNext article19 Compete for Indiana State FFA Office USDA Communicationslast_img read more

CFAP Deadline is Here

first_img Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Virtual Auction Benefiting AgELECTNext articleSuicide Prevention can be Another Tool in the Rural Indiana Toolbox Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News CFAP Deadline is Here By Eric Pfeiffer – Sep 10, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Producers- Friday is the deadline to register for round one of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP.“If they have not gone in and signed up for CFAP, they need to call their local office, get an appointment, get put on a register, so we can go ahead and get them enrolled into the CFAP program,” says Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Steve Brown. He says producers have continued to come in and get registered as the deadline approached.“We’ve been putting out roughly $1 million a day. I think we’re right up to $244 million today. So, we’ve continued to sign applicants up and make payments.”Brown says there is always concern that someone might miss out on money that they are entitled to simply because they didn’t know about the program or that it would apply to them, but he’s hoping no one misses out on CFAP.“CFAP has been a little easier to administer.  I think our WHIP+ program is where I will have concerns down the road when they do announce a deadline that we might miss somebody. Sure, we have the ability to miss somebody in CFAP. Somebody might just not have heard about it. Maybe a livestock producer that is generally ineligible for payments but they are now. So, yeah, I have concerns, but I hope we’ve done a good job of getting the word out.Brown, like the rest of us, is still awaiting details on the second round of CFAP that Secretary Sonny Perdue announced would be coming sometime this month.As for the WHIP+ program that Brown mentioned, he says there is not a deadline currently for that program, but he foresees a deadline being created soon. More details on that program can be found here. SHARE CFAP Deadline is Here Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders objects to the decision to ban Mumia Abu Jamal from a new sentencing hearing

first_imgNews We therefore don’t understand your determination to advocate in favor of the death penalty and are asking you to withdraw your appeal. It has been widely acknowledged that, 29 years ago, his trial was not fair, bathed with racism and wrong testimonies. When a citizen is victim of an unfair trial, Justice has not been done and the judicial system shall admit it. All the more when a jury is mislead, as it has been acknowledged by the a federal Court in Philadelphia on April 26th, 2011 when it granted a new sentencing hearing to Mumia Abu Jamal. We believe that it is enough to show how wrong the sentence can be. Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more We all agree, as Maureen Faulkner said, “if the courts don’t believe there should be a death penalty, they should just say that”. This sentencing hearing was a way of getting another opinion on the sentence, if not on the trial itself. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists July 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders objects to the decision to ban Mumia Abu Jamal from a new sentencing hearing News April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas On Tuesday July 19th, 2011, Reporters Without Borders wrote a letter to Seth Williams, the Philadelphia District Attorney. In the letter, Reporters Without Borders asks Williams to drop his appeal to the decision the U.S. Court of Appeals handed down in April 2011 that awarded convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing. Reporters Without Borders has been advocating for Mumia Abu Jamal for many years. Abu Jamal was a reporter known to be “the Voice of the Voiceless”, which played an important part in his sentencing in 1982.__________________________________Dear Mr. Williams, Your decision to appeal can also affect a dozen of other cases. We are asking you not to seek revenge but Justice and will be glad to discuss the matter with you and your client if needed. United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more Sincerely, Jean-Francois Julliard Secretary General Reporters Without Borders Help by sharing this information to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says We have been advocating for Mumia Abu Jamal for the past years because we are convinced of the fact that he was a reporter and known to be “the Voice of the Voiceless” played an important part in his sentencing in 1982. Because he was still writing and expressing himself, it had an impact on the decision. We actually witness it worldwide on the sentences given to reporters: because they have the power and responsibility to publish information, they have the power to shape the opinion and often, the sentences they get are disproportionate because of this power. News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders, an international organization defending media rights and journalists worldwide, is alarmed by your decision to appeal the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling awarding convicted Mumia Abu Jamal a new sentencing hearing. RSF_en News Receive email alertslast_img read more

International radios allowed to resume FM broadcasting

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomed the government’s decision to let three international radio stations, RFI, BBC and Africa No. 1, resume FM broadcasting. But it urged the Marcoussis accords follow-up committee to keep up pressure to ensure respect for press freedom at a moment when foreign journalists have just been insulted and manhandled at a presidential press conference. Reports Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF_en October 29, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the decision of the Abidjan authorities to allow three international radio stations, RFI, BBC and Africa No. 1, to resume local retransmission of their programmes on FM frequencies after a five-month interruption. But it urged the Marcoussis accords follow-up committee, which announced the decision on 28 February, to maintain pressure on the government.”Restoring the international radio stations is an encouraging initial measure, but it must not be used to mask almost daily violations of press freedom in Côte d’Ivoire,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to the president of the Marcoussis accords follow-up committee, Albert Tévoedjrè.As an example of the constant violations, Ménard noted that on 1 March, the day after the follow-up committee announced the decision, a TV crew with the French TV channel France 2 and reporters with Agence France-Presse (AFP) were insulted and manhandled by soldiers and civilians when trying to cover a press conference by President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan. Accused of being the “enemies of Côte d’Ivoire”and of “selling out” the country, they were forced to leave the site of the press conference.Ménard urged the committee to pursue its efforts and, in particular, “to do everything possible to obtain protection for journalists who request it and stop certain Ivorian newspapers from carrying messages of hate and xenophobia.”Ménard also asked the follow-up committee to take up the case of Kloueu Gonzreu, the correspondent of the Agence Ivoirienne de Presse (AIP) news agency in Toulépleu, in the west of the country, who was reported missing on 11 January after being detained that day by Liberian militiamen, according to his family. Several persons arrested at the same time, including his 19-year-old son Thierry, were later found dead.The FM broadcasts in Abidjan by the three international radio stations were halted by the government on 19 September 2002. October 16, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire March 3, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International radios allowed to resume FM broadcasting Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more