BPL PREVIEWS

first_imgNORWICH CITY VS SOUTHAMPTONNorwich have won two of their last three, as many games as they did in their previous 14 combined. Southampton, who were fourth at this stage of last season, have won just twice away from home so far this season, scoring only nine goals. But Norwich have only 11 goals at home.SUNDERLAND VS ASTON VILLAAston Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 league games, and since their only win, at Bournemouth, they have taken two points in nine games on the road. Sunderland are 19th and just four points ahead of bottom-placed Villa after losing, on Wednesday, against Liverpool, their fifth loss in a row.WEST BROM VSSTOKE CITYStoke have conceded 19 goals this season – only four sides have leaked fewer. And the Potters are four points better off than at the halfway stage last season. In August Stoke had midfielders Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam sent off as West Brom secured a first league win this season.WEST HAM VSLIVERPOOLWest Ham are unbeaten in six games in the Barclays Premier League, though five of those have been drawn. Liverpool won 1-0 at Sunderland on Wednesday to move above the Hammers, into seventh place. West Ham’s Andy Carroll, the match winner against Southampton on Monday, could start against his former club.CRYSTAL PALACE VS CHELSEAAt this stage last season Chelsea led the Premier League comfortably, with 14 wins from 19 games and just one loss, helping the Blues to 46 points. Now, at the halfway stage the Blues have won just five games and accrued 20 points. In addition they have 23 goals compared to 41 last term.last_img read more

SEA Games: Kayla Richardson skips 100m dash, targets 200m gold

first_imgKayla, according to her father Jeffrey, has a personal best of 23.60 seconds in 200m but ran 23.45 “with a little tailwind.”Her expected opponent in 200m is Singaporean champion Shanti Perreira, who won it with a time of 23.60 seconds two years ago in her backyard.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PH Volcanoes off to hot start in SEA Games 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbatecenter_img 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ “I don’t really want to say that I am giving it up, but this is not the event I have been training for,” said Richardson, who snared silver in 200m right after her century dash triumph two years ago.The team is looking at finally clinching the 200m gold this time and save the University of Southern California sophomore for possible golds in 4X100 and 4×400  relays.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’READ: With a heart for old people, Richardson twins hope to run to golden finishShe will be running in the relays with twin sister Kyla, Katherine Santos and either Eloisa Luzon or another Fil-American Zion Nelson Corrales. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Kayla Anise Richardson of the Philippines (center) finishes first for the gold medal at the 28th SEA Games Women’s 100m finals held at the National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAKUALA LUMPUR — In an apparent strategic shift, reigning century dash queen Kayla Richardson won’t defend her Southeast Asian Games crown and instead will concentrate on 200-meter and the relays.The 17-year-old Richardson said she didn’t train for the 100m dash — easily the showcase event of centrepiece sport of athletics.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

A Maroon through and through, Bo Perasol motivated to steer UP to greater heights

first_imgBo Perasol has had a long and varied coaching career, having orchestrated for teams both in the collegiate and professional levels.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title ONE: PH’s Jeremy Miado scores TKO, Rockie Bactol falls 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He was able to show his wares in the PBA with Air21 and Powerade before moving on to head coach Ateneo and University of the Philippines in the UAAP. Still there’s one team that Perasol has utmost appreciation of and that’s the one draped in maroon.Perasol once played with the Fighting Maroons from 1989 to 1993 and more than two decades later he’s leading that same team to their first Final Four appearance since 1997.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 Chriss“It’s different because at this time you’re fighting for something that comes from within, you have the motivation that you want to make it happen because you’re part of this and you’re part of the institution,” said Perasol Thursday at Epsilon Chi Center in UP Diliman.Perasol’s new bunch of Fighting Maroons will take on Adamson University in the Final Four and they will have the disadvantage of having to win two games to get to the championship while the Soaring Falcons need to get just one victory to advance.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UP finished the eliminations of the UAAP Season 81 with an 8-6 record but the Soaring Falcons, who ended their schedule with 10 wins to four losses, hold a 2-0 season series advantage over the Fighting Maroons.Still, the predicament the team is in doesn’t intimidate Perasol and the Fighting Maroons.“While you’re here, you’re already thinking of how do you make the community proud so we’re not going to stop from where we are and we’re going to keep on fighting,” said Perasol. “We’re making sure we’re going to improve game by game.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Hospital Project Facilitator Appeals for Reduction of Customs Duties

first_imgBy Joaquin SendoloMr. J. Cristo Kiepea, the chief executive officer and founder of the PAN Family Health Services constructing a US$1.6 million primary care facility in Brewerville, outside Monrovia, has called on the government to reduce customs duty for Liberians returning from the Diaspora to implement development projects.Mr. Kiepea made the request in an interview yesterday in Brewerville at the ground-breaking for the hospital facility he and his wife are building to serve people in that rural part of Montserrado County.According to him, high customs duty is levied on the materials he is bringing into the country to facilitate the hospital project, which he says is burdensome for someone wishing to help government by erecting a facility that will be of a help to the country.“I have paid over US$3,000 for containers I am bringing, and I am not going to sell these things but to build a facility that will help the government. Let the government provide us incentives through reduction of customs duties as citizens coming back home to help build the country,” Mr. Kiepea said.High customs duties and other fees at the port of entry have been a concern for a lot of businesspeople and others bringing goods into Liberia. This has contributed to skyrocketing prices of commodities on the market.Giving the background of the project, Mr. Kiepea said he and his wife decided in 2003 to return home and undertake a project that will sustain them and serve humanity.“When we decided on what to do, we began putting money together, engaging in real estate business and increasing our retirement accounts. Most of the finances are from our income and as you can see the containers there (contain) materials and more are on the way. We expect to dedicate this project by February 5, 2018,” Kiepea said.Describing the planned health facility, the PAN Family CEO said it will contain ten admissions and six procedural rooms and five examination rooms.  He added that the facility will also have an advance internet system where workers will communicate through an internal and external network system.He said the health facility will be a primary care center that will diagnose cases and make referrals.At the ground-breaking ceremony where many residents and officials were expected, only the Mayor of Brewerville City, George V. Curtis attended.Mayor Curtis commended the Kiepea family for the vision and pledged his full support to the project.Mr. Kiepea graduated from the University of Liberia with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  He later earned his Master’s degree in Information Technology and Baccalaureate Certificate in Informatics and Health Assurance.His wife is a family health practitioner with a Master’s degree in Family Nursing and over ten years of working experience in the United States.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – PAN Family CEO, Mr. Kiepea: “Let the government provide us incentives through reduction of customs duties as citizens coming back home to help build the country.”last_img read more

Courtois on course for Chelsea return in December

first_img1 Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is hopeful he can return to action by December.The Belgian is currently sidelined due to a knee injury picked during a training session at the start of September.Jose Mourinho has explained that the 23-year-old is likely to be out until the Christmas period after undergoing surgery and now Courtois has echoed those comments.“In three months, I hope [to return]. Hopefully early December,” Courtois told broadcaster RTBF.“If there are complications, I will work quietly to return.“For now, I cannot give a date. This will be more or less three months.” Thibaut Courtois last_img read more

LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION LAUNCH 2014 SEASONAL LOAN

first_imgThe Letterkenny Credit Union has announced the official launch of the 2014 seasonal Loan.Christmas can be expensive time of year for many, and it can be a very stressful period for those trying to balance the books.But don’t get your tinsel in a tangle this December, just contact the credit union today to avail of their fantastic seasonal loan. They’re now accepting applications for the loan, so call in anytime to their office and request an application form for the loan.It’s the same great offer as previous years, for a €1,000 seasonal loan, payable over 9 month variable rate loan with weekly repayments of €26.14 and an interest rate of 4.85% (APR 4.97%), the total amount repayable will be €1018.70.It’s a truly fantastic seasonal offer, and reiterates why the credit union is regarded as the people’s bank.If you wish to apply, simply call to the office today and complete an application form. You will need to bring:Photo IDVerification of your addressLast 3 months of Bank StatementsVerification of Income. Letterkenny Credit Union Ltd is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION LAUNCH 2014 SEASONAL LOAN was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ApplyBusinessCHristmasFeaturesLetterkenny Credit UnionnewsratesSeasonal Loanlast_img read more

McGlynn Competes at Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

first_imgMinneapolis, Minn. – Nick McGlynn and the rest of Team MVC finished play at the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championships Saturday morning at the Mall of America.The MVC went 0-3 in pool play of the unique three-on-three tournament and will not advance to the knockout stages of the event. McGlynn was joined by SIU’s Armon Fletcher, Missouri State’s Jarred Dixon and Illinois State’s Phil Fayne. McGlynn totaled 10 points, equivalent to 19 points with traditional scoring, and 17 rebounds in 17 total minutes. The competition counted traditional three-pointers as two points and baskets inside the arc as one point. Teams played a single 10-minute period of action with the first team to score 21 or more points winning.In a 21-18 loss to the Southland Conference, McGlynn led the team with eight rebounds and six points on 5-of-8 shooting including 1-of-1 from the arc. Armon Fletcher led the team with 22 points after racking up 12 of the MVC’s 17 points in the final game of pool play.Team MVC opened play with a 20-16 loss to the West Coast Conference followed by the 21-18 loss to the Southland. Saturday morning, the team fell 22-17 to the Ohio Valley Conference.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

PARTNER OF RIGHT-TO-DIE CAMPAIGNER MARIE SAYS “PEOPLE DESERVE DIGNITY”

first_imgThe late Marie Fleming with her husband Tom.The partner of right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming, who passed away last December, hopes to bring a bill legalising “assisted dying” before the Dail later this year. Marie Flemimg from Lifford, suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and put up a legal battle to allow her partner Tom Curran to assist her to end her life.Marie’s appeals were rejected by Irelands courts. The partner of Marie, Tom Curran, has praised the decision of Gerard Vollrath to speak out saying that people need to realise the full extent of the suffering of those who can no longer bear to live.Vollrath said, “Doctors should be consulted and psychologists should be consulted and not just one or two but several of each should be consulted to get proper opinions.“There should be a way to die so that at the moment of death people still have their dignity.“I think the church should not be on a panel.  PARTNER OF RIGHT-TO-DIE CAMPAIGNER MARIE SAYS “PEOPLE DESERVE DIGNITY” was last modified: September 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BilldailMARIE FLEMINGnewsRights-to-die campaignerTom Curranlast_img read more

Abramovich ready to pay whatever it takes to get Jose – report

first_imgThe People say Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is planning what it calls a ‘west London summer raid’ for Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge and Fulham’s Moussa Dembele.Sturridge, who wants a new deal at Stamford Bridge, has been linked with the Gunners previously, while several clubs are reported to have shown an interest in Dembele.The People also suggest that interim boss Roberto Di Matteo will be given an interview for the Chelsea manager’s job if they overcome Barcelona in the Champions League.Roman Abramovich is ready to pay whatever it takes to get Jose Mourinho back at Chelsea after settling his differences with the Real Madrid manager, according to The Mail on Sunday.The Russian owner and Mourinho parted on bad terms in 2007 but it is claimed that wages of more than £9m a year – after tax – and a compensation bill from Madrid of £25m would be sanctioned by Abramovich.A Chelsea source is quoted as saying: “Such is Roman’s determination to bring back Mourinho that he is prepared to top Jose’s Madrid wages and pay compensation to buy out the remaining two years of his contract.”Mourinho is said to be Abramovich’s first choice but France coach Laurent Blanc, Marseille manager Didier Deschamps and Zenit St Petersburg’s Luciano Spalletti are apparently in the frame in case the Real boss cannot be persuaded to return to Stamford Bridge.Meanwhile, former Chelsea man Ruud Gullit has insisted that Di Matteo should be given the job.“Roberto must be appointed as manager of Chelsea ­permanently,” Gullit told The Sunday Mirror.“What is stopping Chelsea’s board to carry on with Di Matteo when he has got the team performing so well? He deserves all the compliments for what he has done so far.” Advertising on West London Sport Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Should farmers be bullish or bearish on beans?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There is often conflicting information in the trades on whether farmers should be bullish or bearish. Usually there are reasons to be both. Therefore, I will often write down the reasons why the market could go up or down when developing my marketing strategy. I can then use this information to determine what I think is most likely so I can make the best trades possible given the information I know at the time. Reasons to be bearish beans• Seasonally the South American weather market is approaching an end• U.S. carryout is the highest in 10 years and it’s still increasing due to slow exports• World Stocks are still at high levels• $10.20 beans has better returns than $4 corn for the average U.S. farmer leading to speculation increasing that U.S. farmers will plant more beans in 2018• A possible trade war with either Mexico or China (or both). Reason to be bullish beans• Dryness persist in Argentina• Delayed harvest progress in Brazil• Beans rallied on the negative USDA report• Dry conditions in the Southern U.S. plains• Unknown duration of La Niña• Unknown U.S. summer weather• Increased worldwide protein consumption year after year• World stocks, while high, are starting to descend. Market ActionOn 2/9/19 I sold the balance of my 2018 bean production against Aug for $10.07, making my overall average $10.10 against Aug futures. Why Aug Instead of Nov? August was trading 5 cents higher than Nov. I also think the U.S. carryout will continue to stay at a 10-year high. If this happens, there will be a carry in the market (when nearby month is lower than a future month). If this happens, I can roll my Aug positions back to the Nov and it could add an extra 15-cent profit to my trades, meaning a possible $10.25 against Nov eventually. What is your spread risk?While this type of trade has worked well for me in the past, it’s obviously not guaranteed. My risk is if there is a major production issue in Argentina forcing large-scale reductions, which would decrease overall world and U.S. carryout. This happened in 2016, and a trade like this that year would have been a 40-cent loss. So if a similar situation happened this year, it would mean my current $10.10 average could go down to $9.70. How likely is it that Argentina will have production issues?It’s uncertain and forecasts vary daily. A week ago it was less likely, but dryness became more widespread.The original USDA estimates expected Brazil to produce 112 mmt (million metric tons) and Argentina 54 mmt, totaling 166 mmt combined. With favorable weather conditions in Brazil, but poor conditions in Argentina estimates are generally ranging at 158 to168 mmt.One mmt is just under 40 million bushels of beans. Current USDA carryout estimates show 540 million bushels at the end of the marketing year. Assuming world demand remains the same, a reduction of 3 mmt would likely have minimal effect on the market, while 8 mmt less production could have a significant impact on prices. Why sell 100% of your 2018 production now?Honestly, that is a question I’ve been wrestling with for the last few weeks. There are three big reasons. 1. Likely bean acre increases: I think it’s likely farmers will increase bean acres in 2018. Many estimates suggest increases between 1.5 and 3 million more acres than 2017. At these higher levels, a weather scare would be needed in the U.S. over the summer to prevent lower prices. 2. South America conditions: The 2018 Argentina bean crop is one rain event away from being significantly large. This could hurt exports for the U.S. crop forcing a larger carryout. A supply disruption in South America is really necessary for a significant price increase at this point. 3. Guaranteed profitability: I know beans are profitable now and corn is not, so I want to lock in prices. Are you concerned to be 100% priced this early?Yes, like all other farmers when I sell I’m concerned I made the wrong decision and prices will go up. But, I have to limit my farm operation risk and by selling my beans now, I can reduce my risk exposure and take guaranteed bean profits now. Basically I sold because today I’m MORE worried that it will rain in Argentina and bean prices will plummet, than I am missing the top of the market.I also think of it another way. I still have 50% of my 2017 corn crop and 75% of my 2018 corn crop unpriced. If beans do rally, they’re likely to pull up corn prices too. For instance if beans increase $2/ per bushel, it’s reasonable to assume corn would increase 40 cents also to keep the price ratio relatively close. Since the corn market price is currently below my breakeven points on my corn, a 40-cent corn rally would be needed to take me to profitable levels. What’s the corn/bean price ratio?On average when farmers produce both corn and beans, they produce three times more corn than they do beans. This ratio varies across the Midwest (it’s about four times on my farm), but it’s a good rule of thumb. The price ratio for futures usually falls in line with this production ratio at 2.2 to 3.0 (currently it’s about 2.5). So, if beans hit $12 then corn would likely adjust to $4 or maybe even $4.50. Why not just use options so you can participate in a big rally if it comes?I thought about doing that too. I considered buying $10 puts for 50 cents to take advantage of a rally, but when I did the math, it didn’t make sense for me. If I did this I would receive a guaranteed $9.50 with unlimited upside potential (i.e. hoping for higher prices). But even if prices increase to $11, I still have to subtract the cost of the call (50 cents), meaning I would only get $10.50. This is slightly better than $10, but if prices don’t go to $11, which is not a guarantee (and I’m not very sure even likely), I’m stuck at $9.50.I also considered buying an $11 call for 20 cents when I sold my beans to take advantage of a potential future market rally, but again I thought my odds were low that prices would surpass $11.20, which would be needed to warrant spending 20 cents on the call because that cost needs to be subtracted from what I sold and it would have placed me below $9.90 on my guarantee. I didn’t think the odds were enough in my favor to do it.While I always consider buying options in my marketing strategy, I try to avoid trades where I have to hope prices go higher to make a profit because I usually end up losing on them. So many bean unknownsEven without unpredictable weather events, there are many unknowns in the market. I became concerned after seeing milo (sorghum) basis drop 70 cents the day after China announced they were looking at U.S. trade policies on it. China is the world’s largest bean buyer, so there is always the possibility for market manipulation. Realistically, it’s probably a long shot that China would want to put a tariff on beans given their growth potential in protein consumption, but it’s difficult to know how they view trade on other products such as metals or finished goods that could be a target of the U.S. administration trade policy. The market rallied a little, are you disappointed you sold when you did?Sure, in hindsight I wish I would have waited a little to pick up an extra 25 cents, but I had no way of knowing that would happen. It could have just as easily gone down that amount. I remember a week last July when I didn’t sell corn because it looked like the weather would be dry and prices had to rally. I wish I would have sold corn on that Friday in July before the widespread rain happened and prices never recovered.It’s extremely difficult to know when the right time is to sell. There are always reasons why prices can go higher and reasons why they can go lower. On top of that, weather is unpredictable, hence why corn and bean prices are unpredictable. I can’t control any of that, so I focus most of my time on what I can control. In this case:• I will ALWAYS have more crop to sell• If I know my breakeven points, then I know what price I need to sell my grain• Figure out how to hit that profitable price point using all the marketing strategies available to me.It’s pointless to dwell or beat myself up when I don’t hit the top of the market. No one does every time. 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 jon@superiorfeed.com.last_img read more