SHARE Plunge in Oil Good for Consumers and Ag By Andy Eubank – Oct 16, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Low gas good for AgPlunging oil prices in the U.S. are a pleasant surprise for motorists and it’s mostly good news for American farmers too. American Farm Bureau senior economist Bob Young says the good news after years of higher oil prices is lower input costs.“Whether that be for the direct purchase of energy to run the tractor or heat the houses with the animals in it, as oil prices pull down it does tend to put downside pressure on all the energy inputs. So some of those energy related, some of those fertilizer inputs etc. might also be affected if these prices stay down for the next several months as well.”That leaves more money in producer and consumer pockets. But Young says on the negative side, “As we do talk about lower gasoline prices that does lower the margin on ethanol sales, so it might end up with some impacts on that side of the house. But I think overall you have to view this as a positive thing for US agriculture.”And while lower fuel prices may be of limited help with $3.50 corn prices, Young says livestock producers already reaping gains from lower feed cost will be helped more. But the bigger picture for oil drilling and exporting could be dimmer.“We might back off on our drilling, even suggest that maybe the time has come to cap some wells. We know that it’s down there so let’s just let it sit down there for awhile. Internationally too you do have some countries that are dependent on oil being up at that $100 a barrel range in order to support some of their domestic programs and they’re going to come under some pressure.”Those countries include Venezuela, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Sinking oil prices also signal a slowing global economy and, Young says, the prospect of less demand for some U.S. farm exports, including meats. Home Energy Plunge in Oil Good for Consumers and Ag Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRecord Crops Mean Some Harvest Delays Andy Eubank
There was early drama when Siruh Du Lac, who was sharing the lead with Coole Cody and Simply The Betts, unseated Tom Scudamore at the first fence.That gave Coole Cody the opportunity to open up a 10-length lead as the field set out for the final circuit under Tom O’Brien, who was replacing the injured Adam Wedge.Despite making the odd mistake, Coole Cody (10-1) maintained his momentum as rivals such as Happy Diva and Saint Sonnet came down.- Advertisement – Spiritofthegames (14-1) tried to put in a late bid but Coole Cody would not be denied and went on to score by three and a quarter lengths. Al Dancer (5-1 favourite) was another length away third, with Kauto Riko (50-1) a staying-on fourth.Williams said: “They are very hard races to win and we are usually second, third and fourth in all these big races – we have been second, third and fourth in them all! But if you keep trying, you’ll get there in the end.“Wedgy is out injured and it’s a disappointment for him, but Tom has ridden me loads of winners over the years. We have had some bad luck stories here with Tom in the past, so it’s great he’s got a good one on the board.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Coole Cody ran the opposition ragged as he made all the running to win the ultra-competitive Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.The Evan Williams-trained nine-year-old kept pulling out more to ward off all-comers and land the prestigious handicap chase in determined fashion.- Advertisement –
Football standout Jason Engleberg, Valencia High’s top receiver and part-time defensive back, remains sidelined with a ankle injury, and he hopes to return in three weeks for a showdown against Foothill League rival Hart on Oct. 28. Engleberg, who sprained his ankle during the first half against St. John Bosco of Bellflower last week, was in street clothes during a 35-28 loss at Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks on Friday. “The doctors told me I’m not supposed to be walking, but I can’t stand crutches,” Engleberg said. Engleberg, the team’s only experienced returning receiver, has 13 receptions for 328 yards – an average of 25.2 yards – and two touchdowns. Valencia missed him against Notre Dame, as the Vikings dropped several passes – two of which were tipped and eventually intercepted. “Although we’re young, we’re going to surprise a lot of people with the way we play,” coach Sean LeGaux said. “The kids are working extremely hard, and I expect it to pay off as we take on the ‘big boys’ from around the Valley.” Among West Ranch’s key players are sophomores Malik Bradley, Morris Williams and Jordan Qualls, and freshmen Kevin Franklin, Beau Martin and Marcus Garner. LeGaux, a former seven-year assistant at Saugus, played on Saugus’ Southern Section 3A championship team in 1987 – Santa Clarita’s only boys’ basketball title. He plans an uptempo style and full-court pressure this season. Meanwhile, West Ranch is looking for a boys’ frosh coach. Contact LeGaux at [email protected] After watching Notre Dame’s remarkable quarterback Garrett Green run for 219 yards and three touchdowns and pass for 155 yards during Friday’s victory over Valencia, I’m convinced an elite scrambling quarterback is the most dangerous weapon in football at any level – high school, college or pro. Local boxers Julio Ramos, Tim Williams, Ofelia Martinez, Joana Pereyda, Mailene Castro, Jazmin Vasquez and Leonardo Vasquez from the Santa Clarita Community Center boxing program are scheduled to participate in the fourth annual Desert Showdown tournament at the Trump 29 Hotel Casino in Palm Springs beginning Oct. 19. The USA Amateur Boxing-sanctioned event includes hundreds of participants from across the U.S. “We’re excited that so many of our boxers are participating,” said SC Community Center coordinator Gilbert Amaro. “Our boxers have trained for months to get into top form, and their hard work is going to be evident.” Foothill League tennis matches have been switched from Thursday to Wednesday this week because of a Jewish holiday. The American Bass Association plays host to a team tournament at Castaic Lake on Oct. 29. Entry forms are available at americanbass.com/TeamEntry.htm. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Running back Shane Vereen help make up for Engleberg’s absence against Notre Dame, catching seven passes for 174 yards, including touchdowns of 36 and 86 yards. Backup running back Nick Hale, one of the team’s fastest and most athletic players, has moved to receiver so he can get more touches. He caught three passes for 71 yards against Notre Dame. Engleberg was also missed defensively, as Valencia continues to shuffle defensive backs in hopes of finding the right mix. Starting safety Ricky Crouch was replaced by Jordan Turbyfill even though Crouch was coming off his most productive game of the season after totaling seven tackles against St. John Bosco. Herrick’s 320 yards pushed his career total to 8,812 – 1,159 shy of Keith Smith’s state record of 9,971 (Newbury Park, 1991-93). West Ranch High, composed of freshmen and sophomores, won’t play varsity sports until the 2006-2007 school year, but the boys’ basketball team already is developing into an impressive group. This season’s junior varsity team, which includes eight sophomores and six freshmen, should make an impact after finishing 14-11 at the freshman level last season – including winning the Ventura Tournament championship.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The flight will be piloted by Steve Fossett, who made a 20,373-mile solo nonstop flight around the world in the GlobalFlyer that concluded on March 3. The GlobalFlyer was designed by Burt Rutan and built at his Scaled Composites company at the Mojave Airport. The world record for a nonstop flight is held by Voyager, which was also designed by Rutan. The aircraft flew for 24,987 miles around the world in 1986. The longest flight by a balloon is held by the Breitling Orbiter 3, which flew for 25,361 miles in 1999. During the attempt for the longest flight, Fossett is expected to pilot the aircraft to altitudes of about 45,000 feet and at speeds faster than 285 mph. MOJAVE – The Mojave-built GlobalFlyer is being readied for another world record-setting flight, this time to break longest-flight records set by its Voyager predecessor in 1986 and a balloon in 1999. Virgin Atlantic Airways has signed an agreement with NASA to use Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the starting point for the flight, which is to cover 29,000 miles and end in London. No exact date has been set, but the flight is expected to take place in February. “Launching from the Kennedy Space Center at NASA will give both pilot and aircraft the ultimate launch pad for this ultimate flight,” said Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways. “We’re excited to be able to partner with NASA on this attempt, as it is a perfect combination of innovation and aspiration.” During Fossett’s around-the-world flight, GlobalFlyer had a mysterious loss of more than 3,000 pounds of fuel. Despite that, Fossett was able to complete the flight and still had 1,500 pounds of fuel when he landed. Engineers established that the fuel escaped through vents in the fuel tank behind the engine. Scaled Composites has since modified the aircraft. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Drake University men’s basketball team plays its final game at the Gulf Coast Challenge Wednesday in the third-place game against Pepperdine at 5 p.m. CST.Wednesday’s game will be available to view via the BD Global Sports YouTube channel by clicking here.Pepperdine opened the tournament with an 84-70 win over Duquesne, followed by a 59-55 loss to Murray State. The Waves are led by Lamond Murray, Jr. and Stacy Davis with 15.0 points per game. In the loss to Murray State, Davis had 17 points and 11 rebounds. The Waves are coached by Marty Wilson, who was a member of Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti’s staff at Utah.The Bulldogs advanced to the third-place game via an 81-79 overtime win over Western Kentucky to open the tournament, followed by a 74-58 loss to Weber State on Tuesday evening. Tuesday’s loss was courtesy of 34 points from Weber State’s Jeremy Senglin. Senglin and guard McKay Cannon combined to shoot 12-of-18 from three-point range.Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) led Drake in the loss with 18 points on a 4-of-7 night from the three-point arc. The redshirt sophomore is shooting 57 percent from three-point range this season.Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) followed up his 41-point night with 11 points against Weber State. On Monday against WKU, he scored a career-high 41 points on 13-of-23 shooting. In addition to setting a Gulf Coast Showcase record, that total tied for the seventh highest total in school history and the highest since 1981.Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulldogs return home to host UIC on Saturday at the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. The last time the Bulldogs and Flames met Drake prevailed 61-59 on a runner as time expired from Richard Carter in Ray Giacoletti’s first game on the bench. Carter scored 38 in the win to open the 2013-14 season.Print Friendly Version
SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors guard Stephen Curry has rewatched the play plenty of times. When Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes, all 6 feet, 10 inches, 260 pounds, fell onto the 180-pound guard. Curry knew his left hand was broken by the time he reached the bench.“I knew when I couldn’t move my fingers, it was something serious.”Speaking to media for the first time since his injury, Curry said he expects to play again this season. “I definitely expect to be ready to play. I don’t know when, but at …
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores: Guardiola changed football in England for the betterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is full of praise for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.Sanchez Flores says Guardiola has changed football in England for the better.”The philosophy I think is really new,” said Sanchez Flores.”When he arrived in England, English football was changing, it was in the middle of some big changes.”Many good coaches are coming here, introducing this idea to touch the ball, but we know the English fans they don’t like to touch horizontal, they like to touch forward, so it’s completely different.”Pep is putting the stamp for this change, this kind of big change, so of course finally he defined a little bit the change.”When he was coaching Barcelona you could see that he’s a clever guy and he’s thinking very well and really passionate with football.”If you look like this, you have the possibility to change a lot. If you have very good players like he has, you have more possibilities to change things, so the ingredients they are really good for him.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon: Man Utd paying for dumping Mourinhoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon says Manchester United should never have replaced Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Reds struggled to see off Rochdale, 17th in League One, in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, progressing eventually on penaties.Solskjaer’s side were also widely condemned after being humiliated in the Premier League last Sunday, losing 2-0 at West Ham . They now face a tough test against a confident Arsenal side. Former United chief Kenyon said: “If you put me in charge of a great club and you needed to appoint a manager, my first thought would be José Mourinho.“He’s intelligent, he’s relevant and has vast experience. He isn’t outdated. I just think he needs the right club. I’m sure that you’ll see Mourinho be a part of a great club again.”He added: “The key is to give him the adequate structure and organisation to make sure he’s a part of everything.“I was the first to express my disappointment when he left United because I think he could have been a part of that great leadership structure.“No one better than him knows what United represents. José is far from being an irrelevant and outdated manager.”
Liverpool legend Fowler has pop at Man Utd mentalityby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler has enjoyed a pop at the mentality of Manchester United’s players.Ahead of today’s clash at Old Trafford, Fowler wrote for the Mirror: “There is something different about this Manchester United v Liverpool clash.”Something significant, something worrying for every United fan.”If I can borrow a phrase from Gary Neville, it feels a tiny bit like The Dog & Duck v… well, the Champions of Europe.”By that I mean simply that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team go into the game KNOWING they are an inferior side. He knows it, his players know it.”As a professional, you just know. You know when an opponent is quality and better than you. I’m not saying that means they’ll inevitably win. But you still know.”And here’s the thing.”When I was at Liverpool, we never felt inferior.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say