US house sales surge in September as prices fall

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NBA LIVE: Clippers vs Nets Live stream, watch online, Schedules, Date, India time,…

first_img Sport News Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – August 9, 2020 Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title NBA LIVE: Clippers vs Nets Live stream, watch online, Schedules, Date, India time, Live Link, Result Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore SportSport News ATP Tour Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates TAGSClippers vs Nets India timeClippers vs Nets Live LinkClippers vs Nets Live streamClippers vs Nets Result UpdatesClippers vs Nets SchedulesDateNBA Livewatch online SHARE NBA schedule 2020August 6, ThursdayUtah Jazz vs  Memphis Grizzlies, 12:00 am ISTWashington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers, 1:30 am ISTSan Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets, 1:30 am ISTLos Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder, 4:00 am ISTOrlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors, 5:30 am ISTBoston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets, 6:30 am ISTSacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans, 11:00 pm IST PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football ATP Tour Sport News Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Sport News Past Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Facebook Twitter The NBA has already restarted. The NBA Restart has been heart-stopping and record television ratings.Follow NBA LIVE between Clippers vs Nets LIVE on August 10th. Here some details related to Clippers vs Nets teams news, broadcast details and Timing in India, Result Updates.NBA LIVE Match DetailMatch – Los Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn NetsDate – 10 August 2020Time – 6:30 AM (IST)Where to watch NBA LIVE Streaming and broadcast in India:In India all NBA Games will be live broadcasted on SONY SPORTS and will be LIVE STREAMED ON SONY LIV and FanCode August 7, FridayMilwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat, 1:30 am ISTPhoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers, 1:30 am ISTDallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers, 4:00 am ISTDenver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers, 5:30 am ISTHouston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers, 6:30 am ISTSan Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz, 11:00 pm ISTAugust 8, SaturdayMemphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder, 1:30 am ISTBrooklyn Nets VS Sacramento Kings, 2:30 am ISTPhiladelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic, 4:00 am ISTNew Orleans Pelicans vs Washington Wizards, 5:30 am ISTToronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics, 6:30 am ISTPortland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 am ISTAugust 9, SundayDenver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz, 1:00 am ISTIndiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers, 3:30 am ISTMiami Heat vs Phoenix Suns, 5:00 am ISTDallas Mavericks vs Milwaukee Bucks, 6:00 am ISTOklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards, 10:00 pm ISTToronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies, 11:30 pm ISTAugust 10, MondayNew Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs, 12:30 am ISTBoston Celtics vs Orlando Magic, 2:30 am ISTPortland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers, 4:00 am ISTSacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets, 5:30 am ISTLos Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets, 6:30 am IST Click here for Watch Live Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina hands Italy the lead at half-time; Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Previous articleNBA LIVE: Kings vs Rockets Live stream, watch online, Schedules, Date, India time, Live Link, Result UpdatesNext articleIOA to NSFs, ‘ask for four-weeks time to reply to Sports Ministry’s questions’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Football Esports last_img read more

Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgTanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Coronavirus, Brexit, negative rates. What’s the biggest risk to my Stocks and Shares ISA?

first_imgCoronavirus, Brexit, negative rates. What’s the biggest risk to my Stocks and Shares ISA? Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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With an allowance of £20,000 per year, it’s likely you hold most (if not all) of your stocks and shares within the ISA.Coronavirus riskYour Stocks and Shares ISA has already survived the stock market crash in March. The risk event that caused this was the closing down of economies due to the coronavirus. With lockdown being enforced around the world, consumer spending dried up. This was compounded by a lack of social interaction and travel. With the exception of firms offering basic necessities, the pandemic negatively impacted revenue for most FTSE 100 businesses.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For most of April, the UK was registering new case numbers of at least 4,000 per day. This is now down to around 700 per day. This move lower has been well correlated with the FTSE 100 index rallying from the lows seen towards the end of the first quarter. So it’s logical to think that a second wave of the virus could pose a big risk for the stocks within your ISA. Yet, given that the second wave of the virus is not confirmed, I don’t believe it’s the largest risk to my ISA for the rest of the year. Other major risksThis turns me to Brexit. This is a very real risk, given that there’s a hard deadline at the end of this year. The UK government have made it clear they want to get a deal done before December. As we saw at the back end of last year, the FTSE 100 is very sensitive to Brexit headlines. This is especially true when things come down to the wire. One other risk that I think could start to come on investors’ radars soon is negative interest rates. Current rates stand at 0.1%, but with the economy struggling, there is a lot of chatter about taking rates below zero. This isn’t unheard of; Europe has been in this situation of negative rates for several years. This could be a definite short-term risk to stocks within the ISA, as it gives the impression that the economy is really struggling. But in the longer term, this risk could turn into a positive. Firms will be able to borrow money at cheaper levels, and more people are likely to invest in stocks given the opportunity cost of holding cash.Volatility represents ISA opportunities You may disagree with me on the above risks, and the priority of them. It’s very subjective! But the main takeaway from this is that you need to keep a close eye on your Stocks and Shares ISA. Not only this, but the volatility we’ll likely see from any of the above risks materialising could present an opportunity to buy. 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Primates Meeting 2016: Full ENS coverage

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Jan 21, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Primates Meeting, Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Primates Meeting 2016, Primates Meeting 2016 reaction Press Release Service Primates Meeting 2016: Full ENS coverage Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Memorial Day gas prices sink to a two-year low

first_img Please enter your comment! SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago2019 High(YTD)2018 HighRecord High Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The daily average price is the lowest since MarchFrom AAAFlorida gas prices continued to decline through the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. The daily average price for gasoline is now the lowest since March, yet travelers found the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in two years.Florida gas prices now average slightly below $2.60 per gallon. The state average was 31 cents less than last year’s holiday, but 30 cents more than the year before (2017).The average price in Florida declined for the 24th consecutive day on Monday, for a total discount of 19 cents. Monday’s average price of $2.60 per gallon is 4 cents less than a week ago, 12 cents less than last month, and 31 cents less than this time last year.“Gas prices took an early summer slide, due to growing domestic fuel supplies and the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Both factors forced oil prices to their lowest level in two months. As we begin the summer driving season, Florida drivers are saving a little more than $4.50 compared to last year, when filling an average size tank of gas.”Last week, the price of crude (WTI) dropped a total of $4.47 per barrel; falling from the weekly high daily settlement of $63.10/b on Monday, to a low of $58.63/b.The latest supply data from the EIA showed a 1-percent gain in domestic crude supplies and a 1.7 percent jump in gasoline supplies, compared to the week before. Although gasoline stocks remain 2.2 percent below year-ago levels, crude stocks are soaring nearly 9 percent higher than this time last year.Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.71), Panama City ($2.70), Miami ($2.69)Least expensive metro markets – Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.52), Orlando ($2.53), Melbourne-Titusville ($2.53)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at and metro averages can be found here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.About The Auto Club Group The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at Visit AAA on the Internet at Click here to view current gasoline price averages Florida$2.599$2.605$2.638$2.717$2.911$2.795$2.92 (5/25/2018)$4.08   (7/17/2008)center_img TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleHow rural areas like Florida’s Panhandle can become more hurricane-readyNext article2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts on Friday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Georgia$2.610$2.618$2.642$2.734$2.841$2.735$2.84 (5/27/2018)$4.16   (9/15/2008) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here National$2.832$2.832$2.850$2.886$2.968$2.895$2.97 (5/26/2018)$4.11   (7/17/2008) Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)last_img read more

Face-to-face company achieves attrition rate of 3.5 % for World Vision

first_img Howard Lake | 1 March 2005 | News Professional fundraising organisation Grassroots Partnership has reduced attrition rates from door to door and face to face fundraising to 3.5% for World Vision, and is now expanding its consultancy offer.As the World Vision campaign comes to an end, Grassroots Partnership is reporting an attrition rate of just 3.5%. For the first five months it had been as low as 1.5%. Steve Philliben, Director at Grassroots, said that his agency was successfully bucking recent trends of increased attrition levels in year one for this kind of fundraising. He attributes the success to the agency’s management and training programme. Advertisement Building on its success, Grassroots are now offering consultancy services, aiming to help charities grow their own in-house face-to-face and door-to-door fundraising teams without the need to employ an external professional fundraising organisation.Steve explained we offer to help charities create and manage a high quality team of in-house fundraisers that will benefit from our proven expertise in recruiting committed givers with sector-leading retention rates. Tom Colborne, Head of Regular Giving at Grassroots Partnership, explained: “We will not ask you to buy into our model of fundraising, rather we will provide a service bespoken to yours.”Grassroots have just started fundraising in the Midlands as part of its expansion, and will shortly begin work on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society in the region.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Research / statisticscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Face-to-face company achieves attrition rate of 3.5 % for World Vision About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

All-India General Strike is largest in world history

first_imgTwo hundred farmers’ unions are organized under the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee.It is estimated that at least 150 million workers, perhaps as many as 200 million, participated in the two-day All-India General Strike Jan. 8-9. The strike was probably the largest general strike in world labor history. Although generally ignored by the Western capitalist news media, this was a world-shaking event. Workers throughout India participated — from the largest cities of Mumbai (12 million plus) and Delhi (11 million plus) to the 67 percent of the country that remains rural. Workers in government, banking, transit, manufacturing, transportation, education, agriculture and the informal economy were among those walking out. Every sector of the economy experienced slowdowns and in some cases total shutdowns. As of 2017, India’s population was 1.34 billion people; only China’s population is larger. One in six people in the world live in India. Of those 1.34 billion, at a bare minimum more than 1 in 9 took part in the strike. Or about one striker for every 50 people in the entire world!Classwide unityAs in other general strikes against the current government, 10 of India’s different labor federations, along with various independent unions, came together and struck as one. The politics of these federations range from conservative to revolutionary. According to British blogger Jamie Woodcock, who witnessed the strike’s impact in Bangalore, “The majority of the workers were aligned with the ‘red’ unions, and political parties were playing an important role.” ( in strike photos are the red banners of the All-India Trade Union Congress, which is India’s second largest labor federation and the largest with left-wing leadership. Founded in 1920, AITUC is also the oldest labor federation in India and is affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions, which AITUC co-founded in 1945.“The crowd of workers was diverse, with a large number of women, as well as significant numbers of visible Muslims,” Woodcock noted. Muslims are the largest of many religious minorities in India, whose population is 80 percent Hindu. India has over 2,000 ethnic groups, speaking many languages that belong to four distinct linguistic families.Women have played a major role in the ongoing struggle against the neoliberal government of Narendra Modi. In a 2016 interview with this writer, AITUC General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur spoke about women’s participation in the Sept. 2, 2016, general strike: “Women were essential because they are hard hit. All the social security investment which the government is reducing is hitting women because it is making education, health, drinking water and food items expensive. Good jobs and opportunities are being lost. Women are being engaged only in precarious jobs, where wages are not protected at all, so women’s participation in our strike was immense. They were in the forefront everywhere.” (“Women & the All-India Trade Union Congress,” Workers World, Nov. 20, 2016)Workers massed in Mumbai during Jan. 8-9 strike.‘A clear warning from the working class’Unions built the mass work stoppage around 12 demands. The first opposes Prime Minister Modi’s efforts to dismantle the 1926 Labor Law, demanding the government “stop all pro-corporate, anti-worker amendments.” Other demands address inflation, privatization, the right to unionize, irregular and “non-permanent” employment, social security for unorganized workers, the Foreign Direct Investment policy in banking, high unemployment and pensions.The strike’s strength extended far beyond the unionized sector, which is only about 30 million workers, a majority of them in government. Student and farmer organizations supported the strike. Farmers engaged in road and rail blockades to back the strike demands and “to save rural farmers’ lands from the corporate.” (Times Now News, Jan. 8)Strike leaders were arrested, including Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders from West Bengal, Sujan Chakraborty and Anadi Sahoo, who were detained in Kolkata, along with their comrades from Jadavpur.“The struggle will continue,” Chakraborty stated emphatically. Tapan Sen, general secretary of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, added, “This strike is a clear warning from the working class and toiling people of India that they were not going to take lying down the attacks on their basic rights and living conditions.” (The Morning Star, Jan. 8)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-11-13 12:31 update with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img Facebook Twitter 10:29 updateDow quietly off 26Feb cattle $131.07 below $131.20 support, but close is the only price that countsFeb hogs $84.47 with support at $84.17March bean sag $.15 to $13.66 at mid range in position balancingMarch corn off 5 and March wheat off just 2. By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 11, 2013 SHARE 11:07 updateDow off 14Watch CME volume yesterday at 12 million totals with 10.5 million Globex and 850.000 open out cryCME stock values at $53The pending ICE-NYSE combine will cut trading volume and these are good measuresWestern dryness continuesArgentine flooding subsides and soybean plantings moves aheadFeb cattle remain under support at $130.92 Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-11-13 12:31 update with Gary Wilhelmi SHARE 11:18 updateBears bolster positions with March corn $6.89 off 10 cents and March soybeans down $.212 at 16.59Supports at $6.75 and $13.52March wheat $7.38 off 6 with support at $7.00 12:31 updateMarch soybeans roll over at down $.23, March corn short covering up $.11 and March wheat $.15 betterVolume accelerates to 139,000 on March corn covering from 73,000 an hour ago12:21 updateCorn production 10.8 b and soybeans 3.01 b, both above estimates, but heavily short markets initially experience short covering FinancialWells Fargo earnings $.91 versus $.89 expected is the first of the big banks to reportNext week many reports are scheduledUS trade deific $48 b up from $42 in OctoberJapanese boosts stimulusChinese inflation up mote than expectedFord to hire 2200 the most in yearsQuiet open projected as it was in EuropeCrude oil $93.34 off $.49Gold down $4 at $1673Dollar index off 25 at 79.53LivestockSouthern cash at $126 and northern beef $ 204, both $1-2 lowerBoxed beef $194 choice up $.50January is not a good month for beef demandCattle slaughter expected less than 600,000Pork cutout 87 loads with carcass, up $.49 loin’s $.68 lower and hams $2.67 higherFeb cattle support $131.20 and Feb hogs $84.17Grain and soybeansUSDA crop reports at 11 AM, right in the middle of the session, seams irresponsibleExpectations corn stocks 8.2 b and crop at 10.7 b with soybeans 2.37 b and crop 2.93 bWinter wheat plantings are seen at 4 year high, but conditions poor at 24% g-z in Kansas, or one half the normal.Increasing oil production will curb corn plantings for ethanolPoor exports sales in allStocks reports are the prime measure of domestic can always be surprising and are also used for correctionsHeavy flooding rains in Louisiana are too far south to help MississippiVolume and velocity of trade has been extremely light his week Facebook Twitter Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-11-13 12:31 update with Gary Wilhelmi Previous articleNew Congress May Be Less Friendly to Midwest AgNext articleCorn and Wheat up on USDA January Report Data Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Student-led book drive aims to help children with incarcerated loved ones

first_imgReddIt Ariel Wallace ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Academics at TCU Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Students can drop books off at Scharbauer Hall for the book drive (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Facebook Ariel Wallace Previous articleHoroscope: April 26, 2021Next articleAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Ariel Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU traditions and history + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Campus food drive asks students to use campus cash to help those in need Ariel Wallace eBay launches on-campus marketplace exclusively for TCU students and community Linkedin Ariel Wallace Twitter Twitter Linkedin printTCU students are leading a book drive to help support local children that have incarcerated family members and friends. Janae Jackson, a junior political science and sociology double major and leader of the book drive, said she understands the lasting effect that incarceration can have on young children. “Growing up on the East side of Berry, in an under-resourced black and brown community, incarceration was omnipresent,” Jackson said. “Sadly, hearing about someone going to jail or prison became typical for people in my community.”The book drive was formed to help Fort Worth young people with incarcerated loved ones learn more about the incarceration system.“Incarceration is inevitably a system of collective punishment that has a ripple effect on children who have family in the system,” said Jackson. “There are very few resources from the state and education system to make up for that. I wanted to do something that could benefit as well as raise awareness about this under-resourced population.”Jackson said she had struggled to sympathize with criminals at first, but that education has changed her perception.TCU student-led book drive to help children with incarcerated loved ones in Fort Worth. (TCU)“I didn’t see that they [the incarcerated] were still human, who needed additional care and resources, but instead labeled them criminals,” said Jackson. “It was not until I was in college and started learning about the criminal legal system that I began to view inmates as people who need additional resources rather than being the problem themselves.”Jackson’s passion led her to the book club, which asks for donations of used or new children’s books.Jackson recommends purchasing books that talk about the struggles of incarceration for children from an Amazon list that she curated for the drive.Jackson’s goal is to collect a total of 500 books.The book drive will take place from April 19 through May 7. Donations can be dropped off at 4207 Scharbauer Hall in the Criminal Justice department and will be sent to the Como Community Center and the Family Action Center. Jackson, who plans to open the book drive again next fall, said that this is just the first step. She also plans to create a student organization on campus dedicated to those with incarcerated loved ones. In the future, she hopes to hold therapeutic art activities, reading groups, and letter writing. Facebook Ariel Wallace read more