QPR v Wolves: Washington a sub

first_imgQPR’s new signing Conor Washington is among their substitutes for the game against Wolves at Loftus Road.Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has named an unchanged starting line-up, with in-form striker Sebastian Polter and midfielder Massimo Luongo keeping their places.Wolves, meanwhile, are without recent signing Michal Zyro, who has scored three times in the last two matches, while Adam Le Fondre returns.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Henry, Luongo; Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Lumley, Washington, Angella, Hill, Faurlin, Chery, Mackie.Wolves: Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Ebanks-Landell, Doherty; McDonald, Coady, van La Parra, Edwards, Henry; Le Fondre.Subs: McCarey, Golbourne, Rowe, Saville, Price, Byrne, Enobakhare.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Antonio Brown returns to Raiders, but when will he practice again? ‘Stay tuned’

first_imgNAPA — Antonio Brown made his first appearance at Raiders training camp in a week Tuesday and although his grievance with the NFL regarding his choice of helmet is over, it remains unknown when he’ll be healthy enough to practice again after he suffered frostbite in his foot last month.“You guys are going to have to stay tuned for that,” Brown said.At approximately 11:05 a.m., Brown, with cameras from HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in tow, walked onto the far side of the practice field and in the …last_img read more

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to host Cattlemen’s Camp

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting their first annual Cattlemen’s Camp on October 15-16, 2016 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. This educational, fun-filled weekend will be a hands-on opportunity for youth and their families to gain experience with their beef projects. Attendees are invited to bring their calf project along for on-site training to prepare for the upcoming OCA BEST show season.Saturday will begin with a session titled “More Than a Banner” provided in part with event sponsor, Weaver Leather Livestock, and the morning session will also host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and showmanship seminar. A beef lunch will be provided to participants and their families that register before kicking off an afternoon of informative sessions including daily care of your calf including nutrition and a Cattlemen’s Skillathon Quiz Bowl competition among other activities. The evening will be kicked off with dinner, followed by tail-gating and big-screen televisions to cheer on the Buckeyes with your fellow campers.Campers will start Sunday morning off with a livestock evaluation and selection seminar presented by Hank LeVan, Ohio State University Livestock Judging Team Coach followed by washing their calves and preparing them for a day of clipping and fitting with Weaver Leather Livestock professional, Jon Gevelinger, from Texas. Participants will spend their day learning from one of the industry’s leading experts in daily care, fitting and showmanship. He will encompass all areas of the beef livestock project, both market animals and heifers and will be on-hand to answer questions one-on-one throughout the day.Sunday will conclude with a fitting contest comprised of teammates paired up at the camp. Winners of the contest will be provided awards at the end for their efforts and skills demonstrated. As an added bonus, all camp participants ages 8-21 will be entered into a drawing to win a new blower at the end of the Cattlemen’s Camp.Registration for the Cattlemen’s Camp must be submitted by October 1 and is $75 per participant; with family rates available. Participating families are able to bring their campers to the event for housing at a rate of $25 per night, electricity included. For more information regarding camping sites, contact 740-852-1654. Complete details regarding hotel accommodations and stalling cattle upon arrival will be updated at www.ohiocattle.org. For more information, contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736, emailbeef@ohiobeef.org.last_img read more

Selling in a sideways market

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCArgentina corn is cheaper than U.S. corn because the South American corn crop conditions are above normal. Because it’s difficult to store grain in the southern hemisphere, it’s priced to move. Wheat pulled back as well and some see wheat working into feed rations at the displacement of corn.Winter doesn’t seem to want to end in the U.S. Currently in Minneapolis there is 3 feet of snow on the ground and it’s not expected to be above 30 degrees for another 10 days from here to Des Moines. Usually the snow is starting to melt in Minnesota by the end of March. The prolonged winter and likely flooding in northern parts of the Corn Belt is concerning some.There are farmers who are also worried about the limited time they had for fall field work and fertilizer application. While it’s still unknown if planting will be significantly delayed, it is highly unlikely at this point to start early.Farmers aren’t selling corn at current levels. Even with basis increases across the U.S., end users are struggling to get enough corn.After visiting with farmers in the eastern Corn Belt last week, most say they will be keeping rotations the same. Only a few said they plan to plant more corn than the usual rotation and very few are planting more beans. Still, we’ll have to wait for the March 29 USDA report for an estimate on the acres switching to corn, and then the June report for a more accurate account of what actually gets planted.Like many farmers, I still have more 2018 corn to sell. With this relentless sideways market at low prices, and recent success generating added premium with straddle trades, I placed two more straddles this week. Following details why I made the trades and all of the possible outcomes. Trade 1 — Straddle tradeOn 2/22/19 when May corn was around $3.85, I sold an April $3.80 straddle (selling both a put and call) and collected just over 12 cents total on 20% of my 2018 production.What does this mean?If May corn is $3.80 on 3/22/19, I keep all of the 12 centsFor every penny corn is below $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.68.For every penny higher than $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.92.At $3.92 or higher I have to make a corn sale at $3.80 against May futures, but I still get to keep the 12 cents, so it’s like selling $3.92At $3.68 or lower I have to take a loss on this trade penny for penny below $3.68. Trade 2 – Straddle tradeOn 2/22/19 when May corn was around $3.85, I sold a May $3.80 straddle (selling both a put and call) and collected just over 19 cents total on 10% of my 2018 productionWhat does this mean?If May corn is $3.80 on 4/26/19, I keep all of the 19 centsFor every penny corn is below $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.61.For every penny higher than $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.99.At $3.99 or higher I have to make a corn sale at $3.80 against May futures, but I still get to keep the 19 cents, so it’s like selling $3.99At $3.61 or lower I have to take a loss on this trade penny for penny below $3.68. My trade thoughts and rationale when placing both straddles On 2/22/19These trades are most profitable in a sideways market, which I think is the most likely scenario right now. If prices don’t rally, I can use this premium to help push a final sale to profitable levels. If the market rallies, I’m happy selling 30% of my production above $3.90.In the past 7 out of the last 11 years corn didn’t trade lower in late March or April versus February, so I think a big price drop is unlikely. Plus, carryout is the tightest since recent drought years. The 4 years where the market was lower were the springs times that followed the ’16, ’14, ’12 and ’09 harvests. All but 2012 were in years where the carryout was increasing from the year before it.In the end, if the market stays sideways, I collect more money than doing nothing or even making a sale today. Thoughts 1 week later On 3/1/19The 15-cent market drop was surprising this week. Corn is now trading at the bottom of the last 3 month’s trading range. Some expect U.S. exports to shrink from the anticipated large South American corn harvest, which would put downward pressure on prices. But will the U.S. farmer plant enough corn this spring? Will farmers sell at these depressed prices before they have even put a seed in the ground? I still have 3 more weeks before the first trade expires. Please email jon@superiorfeed.com 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

Is Publicly Sharing Your Location Creepy? This App Thinks So

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melanson So, should you stop broadcasting your location? I vote no. (And not because I want to stalk you, I swear.) I share my location all the time and for a number of reasons. It enables random and serendipitous connections to occur. I can look back and have all sorts of contextual information as I weave my way through the world. I can plug it all in to services like MemoLane and get a time-ordered snapshot of my own life, as I share it online. And in turn, it gets fed through algorithms and stuffed into features like Foursquare’s latest recommendation service, which looks at where I’ve been and suggests where I may want to go next. And that’s just the first step for what can be done with all of this location information. I also get second hand value from all this public location sharing. I see people’s check-ins on Twitter and can figure out that the coffee shop down the street is the place to be. Tweets can help with a host of scenarios, from public health issues to mysterious explosions in Portland.Of course, I may be a bit overzealous in my location sharing. It’s on, by default, for everything – pictures, check-in services (which are public) and Tweets. Go ahead – download Creepy and enter @rwwmike and you’ll see my recent trips to Palm Springs, CA and Austin, TX. You’ll see my bike ride across town to Golden Gate Park. You’ll see snapshots of food and beer and bikes. This isn’t for everyone. If you have bad relationships with your exes or lawyers coming after you for bills, you might not want to live so publicly. And are we that far off from insurance companies gathering check-in information and using it to calculate your premiums? But that’s what Creepy is about, right? It’s saying “Look, you’re sharing your life on the Internet and really, everyone can see.” The question is, do you care? (And perhaps, far more importantly, should you care?)Creepy is available for Windows and Linux with a Mac version on the way. Tags:#Location#mobile#news#privacy#web Related Posts You might want to file this under the “perhaps this was obvious, but we needed another app to show us” category, but if you check in, Tweet your location and otherwise publicly broadcast your GPS coordinates for all the world to see on the Internet, other people can see where you are.Creepy is a desktop app for Windows and Linux and it’s a stalker’s dream come true. The big question, though, is should you stop sharing? And is it really all that creepy?Last year, all the talk was about PleaseRobMe, a website that simply showed where people were checked in. It did nothing more than a Twitter search for the Foursquare domain, but it brought to attention the idea that whenever you publicly broadcast your location, you also publicly broadcast your absence from home. You know, the place with the valuables.Creepy takes this idea a step further. It takes a couple minutes to gather all the data – which it searches for according to Twitter or Flickr username – before showing a very detailed map of every Tweet, check-in and geo-tagged picture that person has posted to the Internet for months on end. And depending on how a particular piece of information was sent, such as from a smartphone with an accurate GPS signal, the results can be, well…creepy. We’re talking “Yep, I was next to that oak tree in the park when I took that picture” creepy.last_img read more

Can smart locks really help you feel safer at home?

first_imgFei Zhao Related Posts Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Smart homes are considered by some the hallmark of IoT, and with the growth of the industry, increasing numbers of companies want to get in on the action, developing and rolling out smart devices. According to data from consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the U.S. smart home market will reach $29 million by the end of this year. Smart locks on the doors of connected homes?Smart locks will precipitate connected home systems, which is why, according to the VB Profiles database, there are 34 companies involved in the market. UniKey Technologies is one such company. UniKey just finished a venture capital funding round that resulted in an undisclosed amount of money, but before this round, the company had already raised $11.4 million in only four years. Such huge funding rounds can only signal the excitement of the market when it comes to smart home products. As shown in the picture above, UniKey’s smart locks use your smartphones as keys. Users would install the UniKey locking system in their doors, and then place any paired iOS or Android phones next to the lock to unlock the doors. Because the UniKey system uses Bluetooth technology to transmit data, users don’t need to download any apps to make the device work. UniKey also provides a stable user management system that allows users to delete any paired device in the system in case they can’t find their phones or want to set up a specific period of time in which to use the paired devices. The locking system uses unique an encryption algorithm, which, according to UniKey’s official website, provides bank-level security. According to the VB Profiles database, Vivint Smart Home is the largest company in the home security market. So far, Vivint has raised over $900 million, which makes up 83 percent of all funding in the market. The company is heavily involved in the smart home market, producing devices like smart locks, smart doorbells, and connected garage doors; Vivint aims to build a complete, connected outdoor smart security system.To use the smart access control service, users need to download Vivint’s app, which also has a live function — depicted in the picture above — that’s connected to the doorbell, so users can tell who is knocking at the door. The app also allows users to connect with smart products like Amazon’s Echo, offering a seamless user experience indoors.Cooperation over competitionBoth established and up-and-coming brands enjoy their own niches; they try to distinguish themselves from others so that their products will be unforgettable. And while there is nothing wrong with wanting to be remarkable, the constant jockeying for uniqueness has resulted in the absence of a unified standard in the industry. Let’s take Apple’s HomeKit, which is trying to combine third-party smart home products and integrate them with its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and operating systems. Apple wanted smart home companies to use this platform so that customers only needed to use one smart home app. Although the platform supported several brands, apps made by the companies themselves provided more detailed and convenient functions, which led users to download company-specific apps, raising the learning cost for customers and resulting in a subpar user experience. Apple just noticed this problem, so they have begun switching to hardware products for the smart and connected home market.As illustrated by the Business Insider graph above, we are at the beginning of the mass-market production period of the smart home. The consumer market, however, still doesn’t have a flawless business solution with regard to smart homes. Companies that wish to involve themselves in the market should focus on two aspects of devices — security and unity. Although people have embraced technology in their day-to-day life, when it comes to security and safety, people don’t want to take any risks. No company can yet claim that its technology and smart access control services are invulnerable. Enhancing the quality of safety and security services will contribute heavily to the success of smart access control companies, and even the smart and connected home industry as a whole. The market will, in the future, need more interaction and cooperation between companies, rather than endless competition. Connected devices form the basis of the entire smart home industry — so why shouldn’t companies connect as well? If companies focus on their own products without regard for other devices in the market, users will not be able to experience the seamless lifestyle smart devices promise. center_img Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Apple#Comcast#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#smart home#top#Vivint last_img read more

Record rainfall in Mount Abu

first_imgThe desert state of Rajasthan may want to permanently ban the cliché, ‘like the deserts miss the rain,’ as heavy downpour for the third consecutive day led to flood-like situations in Sirohi, Jalore and Pali districts.The State’s lone hill station, Mount Abu in Sirohi district, received an unprecedented 770 mm of rain in 24 hours. Statistics show that until 2010, the 100-year record for a single-day of rain in Mt Abu was 653 mm in 1992. The only comparable deluge after was a 453 mm downpour in 2015. According to A.K. Srivastava of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, this was “possibly” the maximum rain ever received in the region.In comparison, the torrential rain that brought Mumbai to a standstill in 2005 was 944 mm and 644 mm on July 26 and 27, whereas Chennai was brought to its knees in 2015 with a cumulative November tally of 1,049 mm.A rise in extreme rainfall events, according to experts, is the consequence of a spike in temperatures across India in recent decades, and its effect on the monsoon. “Mt. Abu being hilly may not see a situation like Mumbai. But it is now well established that these rain records are a fall-out of global warming,” Mr. Srivastava said. Mount Abu is at an elevation of 4,000 ft above sea level.As incessant rains created chaos in the hill station, a large number of people were marooned, and the 28 km-long road that connects it to the Abu Road railway station was partially damaged.Tanveer Hussain, a medical officer at the government hospital in Mount Abu, told The Hindu that life was thrown out of gear as it had been raining incessantly for the past two days. “There were two incidents of landslide, but thankfully, the route to Abu Road is still somewhat functional despite partial damage,” he said. “All the markets, offices and schools in the town were closed.”(With inputs from Jacob Koshy)last_img read more

Hotshots slip past Fuel Masters for third straight win

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional PBA IMAGESMagnolia used a late run to escape Phoenix, 97-91, and keep its winning streak going in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Cuneta Astrodome.The Hotshots closed the game on a 13-2 in the last 3:01 to erase an 89-84 deficit and chalk up their third consecutive victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was all about mental toughness to win, perseverance and desire in the end,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero. “We knew Phoenix will bounce back after their loss and we expected this kind of game.”Rafi Reavis was instrumental in just his second game back from injury as he wound up with 11 points, all of which came in the final frame, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Magnolia, which climbed to 4-1 just half a game behind idle league-leader San Miguel Beer in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReavis was at the right place at the right time for the game-sealing basket after picking up Paul Lee’s air ball and laying it in for a 95-91 lead with only 12.8 seconds left.The Hotshots held the Fuel Masters, who blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, to without a field goal in the final three minutes. View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lee led all scorers with 20 points while Ian Sangalang added 16 points and seven rebounds for Magnolia, which out-rebounded Phoenix, 55-39, thanks to Marc Pingris’ game-high 17 boards.Sangalang put his team ahead, 91-89, with a jumper from the free throw line with 1:05 remaining before Lee made it a four-point game, 93-89, with 42.1 ticks to go.Magnolia also drew a stellar showing from Rome dela Rosa, who contributed 17 points and four rebounds.Gelo Alolino had 19 points while Matthew Wright scored 17 for the Fuel Masters, who slipped to 2-3 after suffering their second setback in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more