first_imgDancers and musicians at McCafferty’s Bar in Letterkenny.Dunkineely Community NotesWalking Group will be meeting Tuesday mornings at the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices/the Manse every Tuesday morning at 10am for a leisurely 40 minute stroll or 30 minute fast walk followed by a cuppa for those that want to.McIntyre’s Bar – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm. All musicians and singers welcome. Dunkineely & Bruckless Active Retirement Group begin meetings again on Wednesday September 17th in the GAA Clubrooms. New members are very welcome.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are having a soccer trip to the Finn Harps v Shelbourne match on Friday 26th September at 8pm.Bus to leave Dunkineely at 6.30pm. Cost: adults: €12 including bus and ticket price (under 14s: €4 – need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian).With thanks to SITT rural transport for grant for bus and Finn Harps for group rate ticket prices. Please contact DCL Office to book your place by Friday 19th September before 12noon. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are starting the following courses:Basic Computer course – 6 week course running one morning a week, starting Wednesday 17th September from 10am-12noon in Dunkineely Community Ltd offices in the Manse, Dunkineely. Course costs €30.Art Club – Individual taster evening Wed 17th Sept 7-9pm in the DCL offices. Course starts on 24th September. Bring own materials if preferred, 8 people per block. Course costs €30 for 8 sessions.Knit & Natter – Group will meet Thursday mornings from 10:30am-12noon starting Thursday 25th September in DCL offices. Course costs €30.For further information or to register for these courses contact the DCL office on 074 9737678 and also find us on Facebook. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) is considering running two of the following courses to be part funded by the ETB: Calligraphy with Janet Deane, Carpentry: Turning old pallets into something useful, Interior Decorating/Upcycling, Creel-making or First Aid. Please contact the DCL office on 9737678 if you would like to show interest – we will run with the two most popular courses.Belated thanks from Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless Festival Sub-committee to the following: Byrne’s Meats, Floyd’s Mace, Meehan’s Dismantlers and DMC Jason Shovelin (for full list of thanks see www.dunkineelycommunity.net or last week’s paper).Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS AT MCINTYRE’S BAR DUNKINEELY was last modified: September 8th, 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:DD LocalDunkineelyFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Capitalizing on a sideways market

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rumors of changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate last week shook up the markets Many question if the rumor is valid, because changing the mandate would require an act of Congress, which is not a guarantee or fast process. Regardless, this rumor is viewed as “uncertainty” to the market. With corn around $3.75, downside potential seems limited to between 25 and 50 cents, with upside potential high when weather, usage and acre potential are considered.Funds will likely want to take advantage of this upside potential and continue to buy market dips instead of selling rallies until summer weather is better known. I expect corn to trade $3.60 to $3.90 for the next few months. Excess old crop will keep prices from going too high and reduced 2017 acres will keep prices from going too low. Market ActionMarch options expired last Friday with futures closing at $3.63. Following details some of my trades.On 8/22/16, I sold $3.50 March calls and collected 24 cents (10% production).Why? I expected the market to be at or below $3.50 in late February, considering the expected 2.3 billion bushel carryout. On 2/24/17 I bought back the call for 13 cents instead of making a sale. I still think there is upside potential. Net Profit: 7 centsOn 11/22/16 I sold a $3.70 Mar Straddle for 30 cents (10% production).Why? At the time corn was $3.40. I expected corn would be range bound ($3.40 to $4) in late February. The closer to $3.70 at expiration, the more money I made. Corn finished at $3.63 for a net profit of 23 cents.Side note: I paid no commission on these trades, since they are off-setting trades as long as corn was trading between $3.50 to $3.70 at expiration New trades I placed last week.2/27/17: Straddle #1Expected market direction is probably sideways with some upside potential into early summer.Trade detail: Sold May $3.75 straddle for 23 cents, expires 4/21/17 after the acreage report, but during the heart of corn planting.Potential benefit: If May futures close at $3.75 on 4/21, I keep the 23-cent premiumPotential concern: reduced or no premium if the market moves significantlyFor every penny lower than $3.75 I get less premium until $3.52 and if it is $3.52 or lower a previous corn sale is removed, but any profits gained on that trade can be added to a future sale. For every penny higher than $3.75, I get less premium until $3.98 and if it is $3.98 or higher I have to make another corn sale at $3.98 against May futures. 2/27/17: Straddle #2Expected market direction today is probably sideways with some upside potential into early summer.Trade detail: Sold June $3.80 straddle for 30 cents, expires 5/26/17 after corn planting is complete but before the weather markets take over based upon July futures.Potential benefit: If July futures close at $3.80 on 5/26, I keep the 30-cent premiumPotential concerns: reduced or no premium if the market moves significantly.For every penny lower than $3.80 I get less premium until $3.50 and at $3.50 or lower a previous corn sale is removed. For every penny higher than $3.80, I get less premium until $4.10. At $4.10 or higher I have to make another corn sale at $4.10 against July futures.This trade also allows for some flexibility. Depending on the end price I could use it against old crop I have left or move to new crop for another 20-cent premium.I really like the flexibility these trades allow in taking advantage of upside potential while also getting premium if the market stays mostly flat. There is a chance a sale could be removed if prices drop significantly, but I still get the premium collected from previous trades. Typically the market isn’t at its lowest from April to June, so I think this unlikely. Plus, these trades are only 10% of my production, which spreads out and limits my risk.Most farmers think sideways markets are very boring, but if you are creative they can have advantages. As always, I want the market to go up. But, in the meantime I’m going to take advantage of opportunities available if the sideways market continues.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

Paul Desiderio embracing role as new UP skipper

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNamed this season’s team captain of University of the Philippines, Paul Desiderio is taking the challenge head on as he leads the fight for the Maroons.And with high expectations for UP this UAAP Season 80, Desiderio knows it’s not going to be an easy job.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “It’s tough, but coach Bo (Perasol) entrusted me with this role and as a leader, I have to be a good example for my teammates,” he said.Perasol expects Desiderio’s leadership to not just manifest off the court but especially on it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everybody knows that Paul is our go-to guy, so he has to anticipate the other team’s defensive schemes on him. But he shouldn’t surrender that mentality because he’ll be our number one option, whether I say it or not. At the same time, for him to be more effective, his teammates should also be efficient. The others should also be able to produce for us if teams double up Paul,” he said.Knowing what Perasol is expecting of him, Desiderio is doing his part to be an efficient playmaker for UP. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Butler says Kobe most unforgettable player, picks Houston to win west Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I’m working on being more of a team player. I know I’ll be a marked man and I won’t be able to cut that easily, so I really need to involve my team more and help them so I can create for our team,” he said.The Cebuano guard is confident that with Perasol’s changes in the team since his arrival last year, the Fighting Maroons are ready to give a better showing this time as they gun to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997.“The foundations are already there. We won five games last year, so the confidence on each other is present. We know we can compete and right now, there’s no more reason for us not to win,” said Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

OSU basketball better than football

This may sound odd, but I’m starting to get bored with Buckeye football. I know that there are still big games on the schedule, especially the Michigan game. But after getting beat by Purdue, playing a fluky game against Wisconsin and predictably blowing out New Mexico State, the whole thing is just starting to feel tired. I just haven’t been able to get behind this team. I still root for them, but watching the Buckeyes this year just isn’t the same.Luckily there’s another team starting their season, and it is one that I think is going to be a lot more entertaining. The men’s basketball team doesn’t have problems with unproven freshman or sophomores. Instead they have returning juniors Evan Turner, Jon Diebler and Dallas Lauderdale who are genuine, battle-hardened veterans of a couple long seasons. Add to that a return of National Championship-run team member David Lighty, super sophomore William Buford, and hard-working junior college transfers Jeremie Simmons and P.J. Hill. There are other guys that casual fans won’t recognize from their playing time, (including another Greek seven-footer, Zisis Sarikopoulos) but the starters have seen it all in the Big Ten, and are ready for another title.I even like the basketball coach more. Thad Matta had back surgery a little bit ago, but it hasn’t slowed him down at all. He looks like he runs as much as the players on some nights. Where football fans see a stuffed sweater vest standing on the sidelines whispering into a headset about the next punt, basketball fans see a guy in a suit yelling, screaming, sweating, and cheering his team to victory with every other fan. You can tell that he lives for basketball; he was born in a town called “Hoopeston.” I can’t see gum flying out of Tressel’s mouth, much less him picking it up and putting it back in after it hits the ground.From my seats in C Deck, I can just barely make out some of the numbers on the field as I try to remember what my fingers felt like. From my seats in Value City Arena, I can high five the players after they go on a 12-0 run to finish out the half. The chants are louder and clearer, the game is faster and the team is better. What better cure for the gridiron doldrums? Not to mention that when basketball season ends, there’s usually a 65-team tournament to savor. By contrast, football enjoys a month and a half of waiting before a bowl game that won’t matter unless some journalists and computers say it does. I won’t be tuning out the rest of the football games, but I am relieved that the better fan experience finally starts their season next week. Go Bucks! read more

Lavender looks to lead Bucks into national spotlight

Once you are recognized as the best, it becomes that much harder to stay there.Sometimes there are external factors, like the target that you wear on your back once the accolades start coming your way.But far more often, the struggle to stay on top is internal.There are many terms for this phenomenon: resting on your laurels, self-satisfaction or just plain laziness.Ohio State women’s basketball player Jantel Lavender will never fall into that trap.Lavender has been unanimously selected as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, and the Buckeyes she leads have been picked to finish first in the Big Ten by both the media and coaches poll.Do such lofty expectations make her soft?“I think it’s motivation to continue to be at the level of a top team,” Lavender said.Saying it is motivating and actually displaying motivation are two very different things.When someone has to go to class, hit the weight room and then go to practice and impress a task-master like coach Jim Foster, words won’t cut it. Only action will.“If it means coming in and shooting 500 [3-pointers] a day or running extremely hard, whatever it takes is what I’ll do,” Lavender said.Statistics like the ones Lavender has racked up can be telling.In her freshman campaign, she averaged 17.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Those tallies increased to 20.8 and 10.7 respectively in her sophomore season.Is it an upward trend or has she reached the pinnacle?“I just come in every day with the attitude that I’m getting better every single day,” Lavender said. “There’s not a plateau for me. You can always add to your game.”Foster isn’t ready to call his star player a finished product just yet.“She needs to continue to work on her face-up game, shoot the [3-pointer] with a little more consistency and to continue to improve her left [hand],” Foster said.With goals, expectations and four new freshmen faces in the lineup, it is extremely important that team leaders set the tone.“If you have to motivate your best players to play hard every day, you’re stuck in the mud,” Foster said.“When your best players are your hardest workers, then you’re on the autobahn.”Lavender is a hard worker, and a self-avowed basketball junkie. A lot of players will say they model their game after a certain star player.Usually, it is a name that even the most casual of fans have heard of, such as LeBron James or Kobe Bryant.But Lavender looks for ways to improve her game in the most unlikely of places.“I love the game so much and constantly want to learn something new,” she said.  “I’m a sponge. It can be a kid on the playground I’m watching that does something out of the ordinary.”Last year’s run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament and subsequent ouster has fueled the fire for the team to surpass the last two seasons’ accomplishments. That can only mean one thing: a national title.Will Lavender have what it takes to lead this year’s Buckeyes to another Big Ten title and beyond? She sounds ready.“There are no excuses,” she said of this season. “I know what needs to be done.” read more

Nikola Kalinic promises Atletico Madrid fans to give it his all

first_imgNikola Kalinic was officially presented as Atletico Madrid’s newest number nine on Monday afternoon and he promised the fans that he intends to give it his all at the clubAfter a difficult season at AC Milan, the Croatian striker opted to end his three-year stay in Italy for a move to the Spanish capital with Atletico for an undisclosed fee.Kalinic will have big boots to fill at the Wanda Metropolitano this season after being handed club legend Fernando Torres’ iconic number nine jersey following the Spaniard’s departure to Japan at the end of last season.But  Kalinic is up for the challenge and revealed just how much it means to him to join Los Rojiblancos.“I’m going to give it my all for the team,” said the 30-year-old on the club website.“I’ve been following Atlético for a while and I’m excited to fight for my spot.”The Croatia international got his first taste of playing for Diego Simeone’s side in a pre-season friendly against Inter Milan at home over the weekend.Now Kalinic is looking to make his official debut for Atletico in Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with city rivals Real Madrid at Estonia.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I felt good in my first match in this magnificent stadium,” he said.“We’re going to give it our all on Wednesday and I hope we win.”Club president Enrique Cerezo welcomed home Atletico’s newest recruit.“Kalinic is a talented forward, who has shown in the Italian league that he’s a great player,” Cerezo said.“We’re sure you’re going to give it your all here. Welcome to your new home and team.”?⚪? | #BienvenidoKalinic? Kalinic: “Vengo a darlo todo por el Atlético”.#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/IYlcQLxRzx— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 13, 2018last_img read more

Preemie Fletcher gets great support in recent TCI Hospitals blood drive

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:blood bank. tci hospitals, preemie fletcher, shania fletcher, sos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Jun 2015 – Kudos are going out to the community for its swift action in donating blood at the Blood Bank when it was learned that a premature baby was in dire need. TCI Hospitals sent out an SOS and pints and pints came in… according to a PTV8 News report the baby, is three weeks old is the tiniest child born at the hospitals here. Shania Fletcher is her name, entering the world at a mere 620 grams or 1.3lbs and due to the delicate nature of her condition and the number of blood transfusions which may be required; little Shania will have to remain at hospital until she is 35 weeks and at least two kilos; she is currently 28 weeks old. Doctors are monitoring her every move to ensure she is progressing well, and while there are big praises to the public for coming through so well… residents are encouraged to make blood donation a regular civic responsibility as sometimes, there is no opportunity to launch a public appeal.last_img read more

Lewandowski Im very happy at Bayern Munich

first_imgRobert Lewandowski insists he remains committed to Bayern Munich, despite being linked with an exit over the last few monthsThe Polish striker ended a three-game goalless run in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Wolfsburg with a brace and he added another in Bayern’s 2-0 Champions League triumph over AEK Athens on Tuesday.This will undoubtedly have come as a welcome relief for manager Niko Kovac, who had been under immense pressure from the German press over Bayern’s recent struggles.And the Croatian received another boost today from Lewandowski.“I definitely feel very happy and well in Munich,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild.“I do my best for the team to win. But it’s still about the team, because everyone works hard for success here.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“It’s not just me, not just Robert Lewandowski.”Bayern will be hoping to achieve back-to-back Bundesliga wins on Saturday at FSV Mainz 05 for the first time in over a month.Kovac’s side are only fourth in the league table this season, but the pressure of performing comes as nothing new to Lewandowski.“I am used to always being under pressure and playing at the highest level,” he said.“That’s what the club demands of me, and I also demand that of myself. I can handle it.”last_img read more