Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spurs’ White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the world championship later this month in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)INDIANAPOLIS — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again.The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The world championships are the first international meet for Biles since the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-yeara-old took time off after winning five medals — including gold in the all-around, vault, floor exercise and team final — in Brazil. She returned to competition in July and captured a fourth US championship in August.Biles will be joined by 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd, 2017 US champion and 2016 Olympic alternate Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe world championships serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams that finish in the top three in the team final will earn an automatic berth to the games. The U.S. has won every major international team competition since the 2011 world championships. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Melting Snow Causing Some Localized Flooding

first_imgIn fact, several intersections around Fort St. John experiencing pooling water — one of the worst is on 102nd Avenue and 98th Street.The melting snow is also causing some headaches on Highway 97 near the railway bridge, south of the city.Yellowhead Road & Bridge crews are out trying to clear away water that managed to make its way across the highway.- Advertisement -Regional Ministry of Transportation Manager Scott Maxwell says a build-up of ice inside a drain under the roadway is causing water to come up over the highway.Expect delays in the area as crew try to remedy the problem.last_img read more

Here’s hundreds of reason why Donegal Daily will fill your vacant jobs in just hours!

first_imgIs your business doing well and you feel you can do with an extra pair of hands?Well, the Donegal Daily jobs section has the power to put dozens of CVs into your inbox in just a matter of hours.The days of people printing their CVs before finding an envelope, buying a stamp and eventually putting it in a postbox are well and truly over. And more and more businesses now realise that if you have a job in Donegal or the North-West that needs filling then Donegal Daily has a huge daily readership of people ready to fill them.Our figures don’t lie.Donegal Daily is the largest news website in the county and has been an incredible success since its inception in 2010.With over 100,000 readers daily, we offer unrivalled coverage in Donegal and allow you the opportunity to put your company in the hands and homes of your customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With over 350,000 unique users a month and over 90,000 people on Facebook, there has never been a better time to get your message out there.Dozens of well-known local and national businesses have used us to find their perfect employee.They include RTE, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tobin’s Garage, Inishowen Motors, The Shandon Hotel, Britton’s Pharmacy, Lottie Dolls, the HSE, Hillcrest Nursing Home, Get Fresh, Clonleigh Co-Op, Kelsius, McGettigans Hotels, Doherty’s Costcutter, the Glencar Inn, Spar, Aurivo, Whoriskey’s Eurospar in Ramelton, Sharkey Waste, Magee’s Pharmacy, Cyber Risk Aware, Wers Waste, Cherrymore Kitchens, Lough Derg, Local Link, Nomadic, Donegal Tile Centre and Rossview Interiors, Fastway Couriers, McMullin Associates Architects, JC Engineering, Glebe Builders, RAP, Divers Hyundai, MH Associates, McMenamin Engineering and Mantis Cranes, Kees Hotel, Total Splicing Solutions.We could go on and on and that’s only a few of the many successful businesses who we have helped to find the perfect employee to allow them to expand their business as Donegal continues to be the best place to live in Ireland.The only complaint we seem to get from employers is for us to take their adverts down because they easily filled the position thanks to us and yet they continue to get calls! We cater for all types of business and companies and there’s something for everyone big or small, that’s the beauty of online, we can cater for your needs and come up with a plan that puts you in the driving seat.More and more businesses are seeing the benefit of using our site, contact us today to see what we can do for you and your business.You can see our most recent listings here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/category/jobs/To find out how simple it is to advertise your position on Donegal Daily, simply contact: Email: [email protected]’s hundreds of reason why Donegal Daily will fill your vacant jobs in just hours! was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:CV’sDonegal DailyjobsVacancieslast_img read more

Relaunch of Men’s Shed Carn aims to attract new members

first_imgMen’s Shed Carn is inviting men and women of all ages from the Carndonagh area to come along to the ‘relaunch’ of their community-based initiative later this month.The aim of the Men’s Shed relaunch or ‘Open Night’, which will take place at the Old Co-op Moville Road premises from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, September 26, is to provide information on the exciting range of activities, projects and courses on offer at the Shed from October onwards and to encourage those in attendance to sign up or become new members.It will also aim to hear the views of the local community on what activities and projects they would like to see offered in the Shed. Conor Doherty, Chairperson of Men’s Shed Carn project, said: “Ever since the award-winning DJ and local celebrity Michelle Doherty gave the ‘thumbs up’ to our project at the official launch in 2012, our renovated premises at the Old Co-op Moville Road has represented an important ‘community hub’ for men in the local area.“Indeed, this project has been a fantastic initiative aimed at helping tackle social isolation and promote the health and wellbeing of local men – in particular in the years following the recession and economic downturn when employment was scarce or non-existent.“Importantly, the Men’s Shed Carn project has always had an ‘open door’ policy since its inception – providing local men (school leavers, employed, unemployed or indeed retired) with a welcoming and supportive environment where they have been able to immerse themselves in projects or expend their energies with a great sense of ‘togetherness’.“However, whilst unemployment was rife in 2012 when our project began, in more recent years we have seen an upturn in the economy with many of our members finding employment or moving elsewhere. “Though we are delighted with this success for individual members it has meant that the number of members has reduced, and we are now keen to reinvigorate the Shed and do all that we can to attract new and former members – widening the scope of projects and training opportunities to a much broader audience.“As part of an ongoing review, we have therefore agreed that both men and women are now welcome to join and become members of the Shed. Indeed, this follows on from a successful furniture restoration course over the last 4 or 5 years which was also attended by 9 local women – and which worked out very well and was truly beneficial for all involved.“Also as part of our new review, we have agreed that local farmers will be a key target audience in our future attempts to attract new members and to serve a wider, more diverse community.“Indeed, some of our members are retired business owners, school teachers and professionals who gain a lot from participation and membership of the Shed.“It is important to highlight that the Shed is not just for people who want to want to make things – but offers a whole lot more! “I would, therefore, welcome men and women – both young and old – from the wider Carndonagh area to come along to the ‘Open Night’ where we’ll be providing further information on our wide-ranging activities, projects and courses at the Shed.”The Men’s Shed Carn project is supported by Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) and had been supported by Donegal ETB for some of its courses over the years. Another important supporter of the shed in the Inishowen Co-op, in whose premises the shed has operated since its inception.Inishowen Development Partnership’s Community Development and Education Officer, Denise McCool, added: “IDP have been really delighted to support the Men’s Shed Carn project since its inception in 2012 – not least in terms of their aim to help alleviate social isolation for men in the Carndonagh area and to promote health and wellbeing.“The success of this project and its positive impacts are clearly evident in the palpable sense of ‘togetherness’, ‘companionship’ and ‘connection’ created by and between the men. “This initiative has also given the men a real sense of purpose – as well as an enhanced confidence with their participation in many of the educational and training courses funded through IDP or the ETB.  Not only that, but the men involved have also given so much back to their local community, often unseen and unsung deeds.“I would, therefore, encourage as many people as possible to come along to the ‘Open Night’ on Thursday 26 September.“There’ll also be information on the night about the new opening hours of the Shed as well as further details on upcoming courses including health & safety, furniture restoration and computing.“Some of the musicians and members from the newly-established Music Night will also be performing on the night and refreshments will be provided!“It promises to be a great evening in support of what is a wonderful community-based project led by the men themselves – and which aims to see both men and women from our local area joining and becoming new members.“We would also ask people from the local area interested in finding out more about the Shed – as well as other community groups – to come along to support this valuable local initiative.“Indeed, we’re very excited about the future direction of the Shed and truly feel it offers a wide range of activities, projects and courses for many more people in the community.”The new opening times for the Men’s Shed Carn are as follows: Monday – Music Night 8-11pmTuesday – 10am-12noon & 7:30-9:30pm (for the furniture restoration course from October 1st 2019)Wednesday – 10am-12noonThursday – 10am-12noon & 1:30-4pmFriday – 10am-1pm & the Cards Night 8-10:30pmRelaunch of Men’s Shed Carn aims to attract new members was last modified: September 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Selling calls

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The markets didn’t move much this week. Harvest pressure continues to limit corn upside potential. Beans at first looked like they may take off as harvest slowed, but on Friday, Brazil’s currency fell against the dollar. This meant a price boost for Brazilian farmers who sold some beans, putting pressure on futures prices. The 30-day forecast for South America looks good for growing beans. The market continues to search for a reason to swing either way right now.Even though I’m hoping corn prices go up, I still think corn prices are going nowhere for a while. That’s why I sold more calls, so I can presumably collect some premium in the meantime while I wait for other opportunities down the road to sell the grain and/or more options. 3 – New Trades – Selling CallsOn 10/24/17 when Dec corn was near $3.50 I sold the following calls for 10% of my production each:Jan $3.60 call for 10 cents – expires Dec 22May $3.70 call for 19 cents – expires Apr 20July $3.80 call for 19 cents – expires June 22What does this mean?If corn is trading below the strike price (the price listed on each line) when these options expire I keep the premium and add it to another trade down the road.If corn is trading above the strike price (the price listed on each line) when these options expire I have to sell corn for the strike price PLUS the premium.Should corn rally above each of these prices I would receive an average price of $3.86 ($3.70 average + 16 cents of options premium). I’ll need to move some grain during these time periods to keep my stored grain in good condition so this won’t be the worst thing if it happens.While I don’t really want to sell for $3.86, it means prices rallied, which is a good thing because I can then sell more of my unpriced corn at higher levels. I’m actually more concerned if corn prices DON’T rally. Like many farmers, I still have a substantial amount of unpriced grain that needs higher prices. So, until a rally comes, I need to “manufacture” prices that get me to profitable levels, and in this case, if prices remain low I can add to a later trade. This helps me push closer to breakeven points and possibly to profitable levels. Why I dislike minimum price contractsRight now some farmers are selling grain and then BUYING the calls I just sold in the above trades. Their guaranteed average price on all of these contracts would be $3.54. That comes from the average cost of the three calls at 16 cents, which will then need to be subtracted from the average sale price of the three contract prices above or $3.70 to establish where their true minimum price starts. One benefit of this type of trade is unlimited upside potential, if the market rallies. But if the market doesn’t rally, like this previous year, the farmer is behind.If we compare my sold call trades above to the farmers buying those calls, the farmers buying calls would need corn to go higher than $4.02 to beat my $3.86 trade because they still need to recoup the 16 cent cost of buying the calls. Rebuttal 1I’m sure some will argue that the calls could still have some time value left if there was a rally to $4, meaning the calls would be worth more than the 16-cent average. While that is a possibility, last year’s futures struggled to keep the nearby futures price above $3.80 for any length of time, so I would argue $4 might be difficult this year. That argument also assumes that a farmer would sell the call before it expires when this time value is still in place. That is usually not something I see most farmers having the discipline to do. I know I would find it extremely hard to sell the call into a rally well before it expires. Rebuttal 2Farmers buying a minimum priced contract will protect their downside, while my downside is open. Looking at the numbers though, corn prices would have to stay below $3.38, which is the minimum price contract floor of $3.54 less the 16 cent call premium I will collect, for me to be in worst shape than the farmer buying the call as part of the minimum price contract. While this could happen, I don’t think $3.38 for a prolonged time period is all that likely, especially during the January to June time frame which is historically usually the higher priced months of the marketing year. Plus, I can still sell additional calls in the future as these expire to add more premium to these trades, should this scenario happen. Generally speaking, after running the numbers for the various market scenarios that could happen, or are likely to happen, there just aren’t a lot of advantages for me to sell grain and buy calls, and in most cases a farmer doing so will end up behind because those types of trades are often long shots. That being said, there are many different ways to look at the market. A lot of farmers want unlimited upside potential, especially with downside protection, but there is a cost to get that chance. It may mean selling at levels below today’s already disappointing prices. The market has been range-bound for over a year now and could be in one for another year, so I try to structure some of my trades to be most profitable knowing this. I don’t want to be chasing long shots. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

SXSW: Accelerator Finalists and Winners

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market At last week’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, 32 companies presented at the SXSW Accelerator awards, sponsored by Microsoft’s BizSpark. The companies spoke in front of a panel of judges, one of which was ReadWriteWeb’s editor, Richard MacManus, who helped in judging the news applications. By day two, 32 finalists were narrowed down to just 12, all competing for the top spot in one of four categories: news related technologies, innovative Web technologies, entertainment technologies and social media and social networking technologies.So, who won?The grand prize at this year’s awards show went to the following:News Related Technologies: StorifyInnovative Web Technologies: HipmunkEntertainment Technologies: TangoSocial Media & Social Networking Technologies: PopVoxIf you’re not familiar with these services, all are worth taking note of.Storify is a useful tool for creating stories using social media. We’ve used Stofify here at ReadWriteWeb to curate tweets about popular events, for example, including SXSW itself. But you can also make collections that include Flickr photos and YouTube videos, using the service.Hipmunk is an easy-to-use flight (and now lodging) search service which offers an improved interface for finding, sorting and filtering results. One of its sorting options is called “agony,” which the company describes as a way of sorting flights taking into account price, duration, and number of stops, combined. Hipmunk also recently launched an iPhone application that lets you perform flight searches on your phone, then book on your mobile or email yourself a link to the flight you chose.Tango is a free mobile calling service, that, unlike Apple’s FaceTime, works across platforms (iPhone and Android, and others soon). It also works over Wi-Fi and 3G, while FaceTime is currently limited to Wi-Fi-only. Tango hit 3 million downloads in November, and has now just recently reached 10 million.Finally, PopVox is a service providing real-time information on current legislation. Designed by people who have worked in around government for years, and advised by Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media, the site lets you locate a bill you care about, declare your opposition or support and share that opinion directly with Congress. For politicians, the site provides a number of bill-tracking tools to stay on top of public sentiment.The other finalists at Accelerator included the Participatory Politics Foundation, a nonprofit promoting civic engagement; DocumentCloud, a tool for journalists that enables publishing public documents to a Web-based catalog; the eye-tracking service GazeHawk; Kabbage, a service providing funding to online merchants; Portalarium, makers of a new social game called Ultimate Collector; Viki, a crowd-sourced foreign-language captioning for the movies and TV shows; CompassLabs, a social media advertising agency; and Neighborgoods, a community that allows you to share items (e.g., a lawnmower, bike, drill, etc.) with your neighbors,Neighborgoods also got Accelerator’s Bootstrap Award for having done the most with the fewest resources. Tags:#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

No One Cares

first_imgNo one cares what year your company was founded.No one cares about the map of all your locations.No one cares about the clients you serve.No one cares about the awards your company has won.No one cares about what you believe makes you great.No one cares about your product. No one cares about your service. No one cares about your solutions.No one cares about you.Some People Will CarePeople do care that you have a successful business that is stable and doesn’t put them at risk.People do care that you will take care of them and that you are the present when your presence is necessary.People do care that you know how to help them get results and that you have the experience to deal with the issues prevent them from getting the results they need.People do care that your product, your service, or your solution can help them get the better results that they’re struggling to achieve without you.People do care that you’re the kind of person that they can trust with their business.You get to decide whether or not you deliver your value proposition in a way that gives your dream clients a reason to care.last_img read more