CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM SWANSEA CITY V LIVERPOOL IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON 1 MAY 2016We’re live from the Liberty Stadium as the Swans face the Reds in Premier League action.Swansea are safe in the Premier League, while Liverpool have one eye on their Europa League semi final second leg… and the team selection demonstrates this:Line ups:Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Montero, Ayew.Liverpool: Ward, Clyne, Lovren, Skrtel, Smith, Ojo, Chirivella, Stewart, Ibe, Coutinho, Sturridge. 1
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo spoke of his disappointment following his side’s 2-2 draw with Juventus in a pulsating Champions League tussle at Stamford Bridge.Oscar’s double – which included a magnificent 25-yard strike – put the European champions in control.But the Italians hit back and, despite only managing two shots on target, were good value for their point.Di Matteo told Sky Sports: “It was a very good football game and both teams could have won it. We had chances to get a third goal and probably close the game but it was probably a deserved draw.“We were in a great position to win the game and only got a draw but we knew we were playing a quality side.“We made a couple of mistakes on their goals but they had good movement and quality finishing as well.“We feel a bit deflated because we were ahead but it will be a tough group and we move on to the next game now.”Oscar’s performance on his first start for the club was a definite plus for Di Matteo.The Blues boss said: “It was a terrific debut for him. We were waiting for the right game to put him into the team and it was wonderful to watch him.“He played a very big role for us and the second goal was fantastic.”See also:Juventus hit back after Oscar’s doubleChelsea to assess Oscar ankle injuryChelsea v Juve player ratingsDi Matteo expects quick Sturridge returnFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
10 April 2014South Africans are encouraged to show their pride, wear their colours, take a “selfie” and upload it on social media using the hashtag #FreedomFridaySelfie and/or #20YOFSelfie as the country builds up towards its 20 Years of Freedom celebrations.See the latest “SAselfies” on Twitter: #FreedomFridaySelfie and #20YOFSelfieThe Department of Arts and Culture has reminded South Africans to mark this week’s Freedom Friday by wearing anything that makes them feel proudly South African.Leslie Sedibe, CEO of Proudly South African, said: “The Freedom Friday selfie initiative is an outstanding platform for proud South Africans to express their pride and love for our beautiful country and all who live in it.“Great strides have been made over the past 20 years, and it’s important for all of us to unite and collectively celebrate. We support the call for everyone to wear their SA colours with pride each Friday.”Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said: “We have reason to celebrate our achievements since 1994.“Our country still faces challenges, but together we can work towards a shared and prosperous future, with less than two weeks to go before Freedom Day, April 27, as part of the celebration, let us wear and show off our pride in being South African.”Freedom Fridays form part of the build-up programme towards the 20 anniversary celebrations of our freedom and democracy on 27 April. At the same time, it aims to promote and deepen social cohesion and nation building.Every Friday, people are encouraged to wear anything that expresses their national pride, including the flag, the jerseys of their favourite national sporting teams or anything that reflects their unity as a nation.The campaign is a partnership between the department, Brand South Africa, Lead SA, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) and Proudly South African.Yusuf Abramjee of Lead SA called on the nation to support the initiative. “Freedom Fridays campaign is a powerful platform for us all. Together, we can make a difference.”The public can use a mix of social media sites to share their stories and thoughts on the last two decades of democracy:Twitter: @20_yofFacebook: 20YOFSource: SAnews.gov.za
Share 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 email@example.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. 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Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast In a further boost for Ferrari, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was second quickest Saturday with 1:12.74.Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was third quickest while teammate Lewis Hamilton could only manage fifth and was nearly one second behind Vettel. Teen star Max Verstappen’s Red Bull split the two Mercedes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingIt has been a largely frustrating weekend for Mercedes so far. In Thursday’s second practice, the team botched a tire switch to the ultra-soft compound that saw Hamilton finishing P2 in eighth place with Bottas down in 10th.Hamilton’s best mark this weekend so far was 1:13.425 when he topped P1 ahead of Vettel — his title rival. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the free practice for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)MONACO — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel warmed up for qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix with the fastest time in the third and final practice session on Saturday.The four-time Formula One champion looks in scintillating form, clocking the fastest-ever lap time in Monaco to top Thursday’s second practice and setting a new mark Saturday with 1:12.395. The German driver will be confident of a 48th career pole position in qualifying later.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Ocon found that out the hard way, and his mechanics had two hours to get his car ready for qualifying.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Vettel leads the standings by six points ahead of three-time F1 champion Hamilton. They have won two races each and Bottas clinched the other.P3 was briefly held up near the end after Esteban Ocon — driving at the Monaco GP for the first time — crashed his Force India.Ocon misjudged a turn coming out near the Swimming Pool exit and went straight on into the barriers, mangling his car’s suspension.The car was lifted off the track by crane and the 20-year-old Frenchman, who finished fifth at the Spanish GP two weeks ago, was unharmed.The smallest braking mistake on Monaco’s tight and sinewy 3.4-kilometer (2.1-mile) circuit — through the winding streets of Monte Carlo, past its famed casino and around its glittering, yacht-dotted harbor — can send a driver into the barriers.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast NLEX nips Phoenix, ends campaign with back-to-back wins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READ
Implementation of the SPCR project is expected to span four years. Story Highlights The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is currently midway through implementing Phase II of a US$25 million Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR).The programme, being implemented as a pilot (Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), aims to boost government-led efforts to strengthen Jamaica’s ability to withstand the often damaging effects of risks associated with climate-related occurrences such as hurricanes, storms, and droughts, on the island’s infrastructure and other assets, and the resulting costs.The SPCR is expected to demonstrate the measures to achieve these strengthened capacities and how they can be incorporated into the implementation of core development policies and planning.Implementation of the SPCR is consistent with the government’s 2013/14 job creation and economic growth strategic priority, focusing on facilitating protection of the natural environment.The PPCR/SCPR’s roll out is deemed timely as Jamaica has, over time, sustained significant dislocation due to the impact of climate-related hazards. This has been most evident over the last 12 years, during which the island incurred damage and losses, estimated at some $150 billion, resulting from the passage of some 11 storms or hurricanes.Frequent extreme, unusual, and irregular weather patterns associated with climate change, have been attributed to global warming. The latter occurrence is defined as a rise in the average atmospheric or oceanic temperature resulting from increased presence of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.This, to a great extent, is caused by activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, like petroleum products, and deforestation. Research determines that these factors influence weather patterns resulting in hurricanes, storms, heavy rainfall or even drought. In several instances, countries are also under the threat of rising sea levels.When activities such as inappropriate farming practices and construction, particularly of houses in areas not deemed ideal for this undertaking, are factored in, they can and often lead to devastating occurrences such as flooding and landslides or slippages.In recognition of the long-term risks these pose for Jamaica, government-led efforts are being undertaken to strengthen the country’s ability to, as best as possible, withstand the effects of these situations. These include implementation of the PPCR/SPCR.Jamaica is one of six Caribbean countries invited by a regional PPCR/SPCR sub-committee to participate in the undertaking. The committee comprises representatives of the project’s main multilateral funding partners – the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).They are financing the undertaking through a Climate Investment Fund (CIF) facility, established for this purpose. The other countries involved are: Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Haiti.Jamaica’s programme is being financed at a cost of US$25 million by the World Bank and IDB, comprising US$15 million in grant funding, and a US$10 million concessionary loan.Manager for Sustainable Development and Regional Planning at the PIOJ, Hopeton Peterson, tells JIS News that the PPCR/SPCR is being implemented in two phases. The first, he informs, entailed design development for and preparation of three investment projects, as well as several scheduled technical studies being undertaken to support climate change adaptation in Jamaica.He explains that Investment Project I (IP I), for which US6.8 million in grant funding was allocated, deals with improving climate data and information management, which he describes as “very important” because “we need data to facilitate good planning.”Investment Project II (IP II), funded through a US$7.7 million grant, relates to the application of adaptation measures in a specified watershed identified, in this case, the Rio Minho River basin and watershed in Clarendon.Mr. Peterson informs that a loan of US$3.6 million is being also been allocated for this component to boost the National Meteorological Service’s operational capacity, which entailed, among other things, acquisition of a radar.A total of US$6.4 million in loan funds was earmarked for Investment Project III (IP III) which he says, will finance adaptation initiatives for community-based organizations, and micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs).Phase II of the PPCR/SPCR, Mr Peterson outlines will entail implementation of the activities to be undertaken during the latter part of the 2013/14 financial year.Mr. Peterson points to several benefits, which will arise from this undertaking. The technical reports, he explains, will assist national efforts in mainstreaming climate change in priority sectors, such as tourism, agriculture, and water resources, among others, and support the design of attendant adaptation measures.Additionally, the studies will help to build and strengthen sectoral capacity for planning and forecasting, as well as support climate change education and awareness.“The direct beneficiary is the country, because the entire population will be impacted by whatever decisions are made with the use of these data,” he outlines.For the second project, Mr. Peterson says residents of communities, especially farmers in the Upper Rio Minho watershed area, will benefit. Other beneficiary districts include Bog Hole, Kellits, and adjoining areas.He explains that the Rio Minho was selected as a pilot, primarily because “it is one of the most highly degraded watersheds in Jamaica.” This has been attributed mainly to factors such as improper land use, less than ideal cultivation practices, and deforestation.“It’s a farming area and most vulnerable to the effects of both climate change and climate variability. One of the critical issues relates to water adequacy to do their farming; so the project is also looking at ways of improving water storage for these communities to better deal with (factors such as) drought,” he informs.Mr. Peterson points out that the project’s implementation is “based on community participation”. He says prior to commencing the project design, PIOJ representatives visited targeted communities to find out how climate change/variations were affecting the residents and the solutions they have been exploring for implementation.“We made some proposals; but communities also came forward with ideas and strategies of their own. Some of the things that they are doing include planting crops that are more resistant to drought, and storing water, using tanks. They are also changing their planting periods to fit with the changes in rainfall cycle, for example. These are some of the practical measures that they have been putting in place,” he discloses.Having completed work in phase one of the PPCR/SPCR, Mr. Peterson advises that a project report and proposals are being prepared for submission to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for their consideration.In addition to the initial amount allocated in the SPCR, Jamaica has received a further US$5 million in grant funding through the Climate Investments Fund (CIF) to continue the project undertaking.“It (submission) will go through their (IDB) approval process; therefore, once it is approved, we will have disbursement of funds and we can then start with the implementation, which we anticipate will start in 2014,” Mr. Peterson informs.Implementation of the SPCR project, he tells JIS News, is expected to span four years, adding that once the projects are successfully executed, “we would have partially achieved our objectives as the real test is to see whether or not the activities can be sustained.”“We expect to have climate change mainstreamed in government and private sector operations and anticipate, as well, that we would have some adaptation strategies in the Rio Minho watershed. We also anticipate that we would have the climate resilience of communities strengthened by implementing climate change adaptation projects, and also MSMEs strengthened and becoming more resilient to climate change,” Mr. Peterson informs.He points out that once these targets have been attained and the strengths and weaknesses assessed to determine which project(s) can be implemented elsewhere, then, “we would move onto doing that.”“We have sustainability measures built into the programme. So if the projects are successfully implemented, then we look to scale those up, in which case we would need to get additional funding. So we would have to try and leverage additional funds to continue the implementation of the successful activities,” Mr. Peterson adds. The PIOJ is currently midway through implementing Phase II of a US$25m Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR). Implementation of the SPCR is consistent with the government’s 2013/14 job creation and economic growth strategic priority.
Teracom-owned Nordic digital-terrestrial pay TV service Boxer has launched its previously announced multiscreen service, providing live TV and VoD across Sweden and Denmark.The new Boxer Play TV streaming service includes a variety of live channels and VOD subscription packs.Teracom has tapped Norway-based technology provider Norigin Media to provide the multiscreen apps to support the service, with custom integrations to the video platform managed by Boxer in Sweden.Boxer is using Norigin Media’s Hybrid Apps product, described as a multiscreen application suite that utilises the benefits of HTML5 within natively coded applications, for common implementation.“We are excited to launch Boxer Play in Scandinavia with Norigin´s Hybrid Apps product to meet the expectations of this mature market” said Hanna Lindqvist, director of product management at Teracom Group.“The user experience and design have been very important for us and we have spent a lot of effort on getting it right. We have taken a lot of consideration to ensure the robust evolution in spite of a very fragmented device market.”