Photos: Fans line up for free tickets to Stephen Curry’s party

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.A couple hundred Curry fans lined up outside the Golden State Warriors guard’s pop-up shop along Ninth Street in hopes of getting a pair of free tickets to a party Curry is throwing on Friday night at the Fox Theater.Curry invited fans on Tuesday night through his Instagram to the event, he said, was because “obviously it’s our last year playing in Oakland as a Warriors organization. This is a great …last_img

SA the ‘plan B’ of future World Cups

first_img28 June 2010 “There is not a single part of this World Cup where we have not been able to go beyond the level of past World Cups,” Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said at the halfway mark of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. “South Africa will become the ‘plan B’ of any future World Cup.” Addressing a media briefing at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Saturday, Valcke was full of praise for the tournament’s organisation. “We are beyond all expectations. We are beyond international visitor figures and we are beyond ticketing sales of Germany 2006. If on 11 July we are at the same level as today, I would say it’s a perfect World Cup.” Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan said South Africa was 50 percent through the tournament, “but we have 100 percent achieved our objectives to demonstrate a country that has the capability to deliver this event.” Jordaan said the World Cup has been an important event for South Africans and visitors alike. “It has been a journey of discovery and rediscovery not only for the visitors but for our people as well. Many South Africans have discovered a new South Africa,” said Jordaan, who also reflected on the global party the World Cup has become. “We are the proud hosts of a wonderful event as people come together around the tournament and we see how people are celebrating Africa’s World Cup – not only in this country, but around the world in the Fan Fests in Japan, Germany, Brazil and many more. That is a joy for us to see.” A total of 2 284 796 people attended the 48 matches of the World Cup group stages inside the stadiums, at an average of 47 600 people per game. A further 1 489 525 people visited the FIFA Fan Fests in South Africa and 1 439 711 the international Fan Fests being held in six cities around the world. Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Capturing market carry

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With too much supply in the U.S. and around the world, corn isn’t likely to move in the short-term without a big event.With 30 to 45 days of the major soybean producing areas of South American growing season left, there is still a lot of weather premium potential left in beans right now. Capturing market carryAfter Dec options expired on 11/24/17, it left me short several Dec future contract positions. Since Dec futures go off the Board of Trade soon, I have to move them to a future contract month. I want to make sure I maximize my market carry opportunities with these trades, but also consider practicalities, like when I will have to core my bins centers out. I selected March ’18 futures.Unfortunately many farmers don’t take full advantage of market carry. This is a shame, because it’s a relatively easy, low risk way to add profit to a farm operation. For me, market carry pays for my on-farm grain bins and then some. Following provides detail on how I will collect market carry on these recent trades and answers some questions farmers have on collecting carry. Trade 1 — Capturing the carry (Dec to March)When capturing market carry, I have to keep my position unchanged. In this case, I bought back the short Dec futures on 11/29/17, and sold the March futures at the exact same time, capturing the 14.5-cent spread. On a monthly break down this is 4.83 cents per month because Dec to March is a three-month trade move (14.5 / 3 months)Does it matter what futures are when this is done? No. This can trip up some farmers, but the only thing that matters is the spread. With March futures higher than Dec by 14.5 cents market carry, I buy the Dec futures back and sell March futures, I’m left with only the profit of the spread. This follows business rule #1, Buy Low/Sell High. In the end, my hedge is still in place and I capture the profits of the spread which is market carry. Trade 2 — Old Crop market carryI also moved my futures position for some 2016 corn I have stored and priced and will hold until 2018. Those hedges were in the Dec ’17 futures too, so I moved them to Mar ’18 as well and collected 14.5 cents on that trade as well.Why choose Mar ’18 versus another future month? There are several things to consider when selecting your carry month. Historical spread trendsMany would choose a summer month like July. However, when I analyzed the average monthly spread premium from Dec to July, a 7 month spread, it is currently paying 30 cents carry. To me this isn’t big enough. Because, over nearly the last year corn has paid nearly 5 cents per month when rolling one futures contract forward each time. This is likely a result of massive amounts of corn in storage in the US and around the world. In other words, the past year historicals indicates the spread between Dec and July should be closer to 35 cents. CommissionsWhile I want to maximize carry, it’s important to consider commissions too. Each time I move futures forward I pay one cent. So if I moved futures from March to May and then May to July, I could end up paying 3 cents extra in commissions to try and capture 5 cents of extra premium. That extra 2 cents of potential probably wouldn’t be worth the risk so it comes down to when I think I will actually move this corn. When I need to move cornRight now I’m not sure when I’ll be physically moving some or all of my corn, it could be winter, spring, or summer. If I move futures to July but then have to move some back to March or May because I end up physically moving some of my grain, I could lose one cent of commission.Unfortunately, much of my 2017 crop is still not fully priced. One cannot capture carry if they don’t have the crop sold. Thus I’m missing some opportunity. As time marches on, market carry opportunity decreases, so that always needs to be considered. If I had more of my crop sold, I may have consider a percentage against July futures at a 30-cent spread to reduce some risk. Letting options expire versus buying them backI recently mentioned how I let most of my options expire or get exercised. Several farmers said they didn’t know farmers could do that and wondered why I would want to do this.Usually, I let many of my options get exercised or expire worthless. Buying options back that have been sold previously costs half- to 1-cent in market premium and another 1half-cent in brokerage fees. Adding these additional premiums and fees to all of my trades erodes my profitability. For example, had I bought back all of the options discussed in last week’s commentary where I had seven trades in place actually involved about 20 different options. That means on 100,000 bushels the extra fees would have been close to $1,500. Since I was comfortable with any trade scenario happening, the extra fees and commission seemed like a waste. But what if my broker doesn’t charge for taking an option position off?If that’s the case, I would ask what the broker charged to put the position on in the first place. In my experience, if there is no cost by a broker to take an open position off, then the broker is already charging the farmer “round trip prices” upfront. I would recommend that a farmer negotiates with their broker to only charge half upfront and half on the backend, so that a farmer is only paying for what they need. A good rule of thumb for me is to minimize the number of trades in my hedge account to reduce lost premium as well as commission fees whenever possible. Lots of trading doesn’t always mean more profits. Why not try to get out of some trades at different times?I’m not very good at trying to time the market. When I’ve tried in the past, I’m usually disappointed in the results. However, when I make a plan and stick to it, my outcomes are much better. Since I have trades built around a number of possible outcomes on each trade, if I am patient and let the trades develop, I’m generally happy in the end.I’m not alone though. No one is an expert at timing the market on a consistent basis, despite the confidence of “experts” in trade. Those that have had some perceived success can become overly confident that they know something no one else does. In reality, these people may have just been lucky.I prefer to stick with my marketing plan that was developed and put in place long ago. I have no idea where the market will go, but my plan was designed for any market direction I might face. I continue to have trades in place for any possible market scenario going forward. I don’t like to try and guess what will happen next, because what if I’m wrong? 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

Man succumbs to stab injuries

first_imgA man, who was allegedly stabbed for protesting against the harassment of his sister, succumbed to injuries on Sunday night at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. The incident happened in front of a college at Kairana in Shamli district on October 23.According to sources, after repeated complaints of his sister, Vicky decided to confront the accused. However, the 22-year-old was stabbed and beaten by a group of young men. The incident got captured on a CCTV camera and was shared on social media.The main accused was identified as Anuj Kumar. SHO Kairana Police Station said Section 302 has been added to the FIR following Vicky’s death.last_img

Jobless Wenger frustrated with current status

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened up on his frustration on being without a job since he left the London side.Rumours were rife that he was very close to agreeing on a deal to take over AC Milan, but the man himself insisted it was “fake news”.Though he hasn’t yet confirmed where his next job will be, the veteran is keen to get back into coaching.“I don’t feel retired at all but I feel frustrated,” Wenger told Football Italia via BeIn Sports.“I am basically a competitor and what I miss – honestly there are many things I don’t miss at all, like all of the stuff around the game you have to deal with.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“But of course, the day, the competition, the achievement that you can do together, sharing emotions, sharing competitions, ups, and downs with others, of course, you miss that because I spent my life in that“I’m not finished. People always want to put you in cases, like you are retired or you are finished. People want to finish you completely when you have got older.“But as long as you have an appetite for life I will go on.“One advantage I have from 35 years in the game is sharing what I know with other people and if you don’t do that then life is useless.“You should not leave this world without trying to give something to the people.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for May 11 North Reading Man Arrested On Assault Battery

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, May 11, 2018:A Cypress Street caller reported her house was broken into. (2:32pm)Police issued a summons to Charles A. Hurcombe (38, Stoneham) for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended Or Revoked License; Speeding; and No Or Expired Inspection Sticker. (6:09pm)A North Street caller reported a vehicle crashed into his mailbox and fence, then left the scene. Police were unable to locate vehicle. (6:17pm)Police sent several juveniles using the Shawsheen skate park on their way. (10:38pm)Police arrested Frank Dearborn (44, North Reading) for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon; Malicious Destruction of Property Valued at Over $250; and Malicious Destruction of Property Valued Under $250. A caller reported Dearborn was causing a disturbance and threw a beer bottle during an argument. (11:38pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 7: Road Rage On Highway Ramp; Medication Stolen During Open HouseIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 27: Stranger Enters Resident’s House; Man Denies Asking Young Girls To Follow HimIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Sevenhugs dumber cheaper Smart Remote U takes on Logitech

first_img Share your voice $299 Best Buy TVs Smart Home Mentioned Above Sevenhugs Smart Remote (Black) The Smart Remote U and X. Sevenhugs One could argue that remote controls are in the process of going away thanks to voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa. Logitech, the industry leader in universal remote controls, has noted this and even incorporates Alexa into its latest Harmony Express.For those who still hold affection for the venerable, no-voice clicker there are still some options out there. One of the wackiest is the Sevenhugs Smart Remote which uses “contextual awareness,” via a series of stick-on sensors, to tell what you’re pointing the remote at and then controlling it.A spokesperson for Sevenhugs has clarified that while the products don’t currently support Alexa or Google Assistant “the Sevenhugs remotes are voice enabled for future integrations with home systems”.I haven’t used the Smart Remote but it’s still unclear how the system would control components stacked on top of one another in an AV rack. If you a) don’t want to stick sensors on your walls or b) want to save a little bit of money, the newest version could be for you.The original Smart Remote is now the Smart Remote X ($299) and this makes way for the Smart Remote U ($199), which is more akin to the Logitech universal remotes. It doesn’t have the sensors, but the remote lets you swipe through your devices and control the one you want.The Smart Remote prototype my colleagues saw at CES 2016 only controlled three devices, but now the number of devices has grown to 650,000. Both devices have a touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and can learn new devices via infrared. Set up the Sevenhugs Smart Remotes via the Smart Remote app for iOS and Android. Preview • Sevenhugs’ Smart Remote aims to master all of your smart devices Tags Sevenhugs Smart Remotecenter_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Post a comment 0 $265 See it Logitechlast_img read more

3 youths killed in Brahmanbaria road crash

first_imgThree young men were killed as a bus rammed a CNG-run auto rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Malihata area in Sarail upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased are Nosor Miah, 16, son of Khorshed Miah, Arman, 17, son of Faruk Miah, and auto-rickshaw driver Saidul, 19, son of Lukku Miah, from Chor Chartola village in Ashuganj upazila, reports UNB.Md Hossain Sarker, officer-in-charge of Khatihata highway police station, said the Dhaka-bound bus rammed the auto rickshaw around 6:15am, leaving Nosor Miah dead on the spot and Saidul and Arman critically injured.Later, they were rushed to a local hospital. As their condition deteriorated, Arman was admitted to Bhairab Upazila Health Complex and Saidul to Bajitpur Jahirul Islam Medical College Hospital where they succumbed to their injurieslast_img read more

ACC director Enamul Basir held on bribery charges

first_imgKhandaker Enamul BasirSuspended Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Khandaker Enamul Basir has been arrested in Dhaka over taking Tk 4 million as bribe from suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman.A team of ACC arrested Basir in the city’s Mirpur area on Monday night, confirmed ACC deputy director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.The anti-graft body had suspended Basir on June 10, a day after a private TV channel reported that he had taken Tk 2.5 million as bribe from Mizan to give him a clean chit in a corruption case. He also asked the DIG to pay him another Tk 1.5 million within the next week.The police officer reportedly recorded the telephone conversation aired by the TV channel.A three-member committee, headed by ACC secretary Muhammad Dilawar Bakht, was formed shortly after the TV report was run.ACC then suspended Basir after reviewing the committee’s report which found him guilty of breaching job discipline by illegally leaking information.last_img read more

Immigration Authorities Cite Fewer Serious Crimes In Deportation Paperwork

first_img Listen Nationally, only 2.8% of recent deportation-related filings were based on alleged criminal activity.The TRAC report also shows that nationally, criminal activity as a reason for deportation has dropped in half in the last five years.Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)“Where previous administrations had focused on people with criminal convictions, the natural, logical conclusion is a higher percentage of people were going to be those without criminal convictions, because they are just picking up everybody,” said Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative deportation defense attorney Julie Pasch.In January 2017, the Trump administration did away with immigration enforcement priorities that encouraged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to target dangerous criminals for removal. “Under the Trump administration there are a new set of priorities and essentially anyone [in the country without documentation] is a priority now,” said Susan Long, director of Syracuse University’s TRAC research center.However, just because a serious crime isn’t cited, doesn’t mean someone didn’t commit a crime, according to Pasch. Sometimes prosecutors list a lesser immigration offense because it’s easier to prove, she said.  00:00 /00:54 X U.S. Immigration and Customs EnforcementU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest company employees on federal immigration violations at a trailer-manufacturing business in Sumner, Texas.Serious crimes are showing up less and less in deportation paperwork filed by federal officials, according to new data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). Serious criminal activity was cited in 3% of 24,000 deportation-related court filings in the Houston area over the last nine months, including data from immigration courts in Conroe and Houston. center_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more