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Plunge in Oil Good for Consumers and Ag

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first_img 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 Eubanklast_img read more

Appeal court quashes blogger Wael Abbas’ conviction

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first_img January 22, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by a court in the Cairo district of Hadayek El Qobba to acquit blogger Wael Abbas on appeal and quash the six-month sentence that had been imposed by a lower court.“This is a victory for netizens who express their views freely online and a setback for the government and its strategy of harassment and intimidating its critics,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We now call for justice to be rendered to the blogger Kareem Amer, who has already served two thirds of his jail sentence and who should be freed unconditionally.”——17.02.2010: Authorities urged to stop persecuting leading blogger Wael AbbasLeading Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas could see his six-month prison sentence upheld tomorrow if his appeal is rejected by the court that is due to hear it tomorrow. The sentence was imposed on 11 November by a court in the North Cairo suburb of Hadayek El Qobba after it convicted him on a charge of damaging an Internet cable.The damage was in fact caused last April by a policeman and his brother (the cable’s actual user), who were also responsible for a physical attack on Abbas.“We call for this ridiculous conviction to be overturned at once and for Wael Abbas to be acquitted,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The real aim of this trumped-up charge was to silence a well-known blogger and prevent him from continuing to expose things that embarrass the authorities. The government is showing that it is openly hostile to the free flow of information online and will stop at nothing to control it.”The persecution of Abbas is typical of the way bloggers are constantly harassed by the authorities, who fear their ability to rally the regime’s critics and galvanise them into action. Abbas has been well known ever since he posted videos of torture in Egyptian police stations on his blog.One netizen is currently imprisoned in Egypt. It is the blogger Kareem Amer, who was arrested in 2006 for posting a critical comment on an Internet forum and who was sentenced in 2007 to three years in prison on a charge of insulting the president and another year in prison on a charge of inciting hatred of Islam.Describing the case against Wael Abbas as a “manipulation of the law,” the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information today called on free speech activists in Egypt and the rest of the world to express their support for him. to go further Follow the news on Egypt Newscenter_img February 6, 2021 Find out more February 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court quashes blogger Wael Abbas’ conviction Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News News February 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison stafflast_img read more

USU-Eastern Utah Fall Sports Schedules Released

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first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPRICE, Utah-Friday, Utah State-Eastern Utah’s athletics department released its fall schedules in entirety.Volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer at USU-Eastern Utah all commence their schedules in August for the Eagles.The volleyball schedule commences August 24 at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield against Western Wyoming.Men’s and women’s soccer each begin their schedules August 10 at Ontario, Ore. in exhibition matches at a tournament against Blue Mountain CC and tournament host Treasure Valley CC respectively. Tags: Blue Mountain CC/Fall Schedules/Men’s Soccer/Treasure Valley CC/USU-Eastern Athletics/Volleyball/Western Wyoming/Women’s Soccer July 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU-Eastern Utah Fall Sports Schedules Released Written bylast_img read more

Ocean City’s UMC at The Shores Offers Comfort, Care and Home

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first_imgUnited Methodist Communities in Ocean City is a full-service care facility, from assisted living to hospice. By Maddy VitaleQuality is what staff at the United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City offers to loved ones and their families at an assisted living facility that offers a continuum of care.“When you are a caregiver, you are thinking about what you have to do and checking it off your list. A family should have a quality visit, not a quantity visit. When you come here to see your loved one, you are spending quality time,” said Ryan Champion, director of sales for UMC, 2201 Bay Ave. in Ocean City.A memory support program called Tapestries has expanded since it was first offered at The Shores in 2005 because of a growing need, explained UMC Executive Director Jessica Stewart.“UMC recognizes that,” Stewart said.The name for the section of UMC devoted to residents with dementia and other memory-related ailments, came through the concept that no two tapestries are alike, just as no two people are the same, Stewart noted.“The most important thing is how you make that person feel at that moment,” she said.UMC residents become friends and create their own group activities. (Courtesy UMC)The Tapestries program is located in secure assisted living neighborhoods within The Shores community. It offers apartments with living rooms, bedrooms, full bathrooms, and tea kitchens . Just like other programs at The Shores, it allows residents to experience comfort in their private space.Residents can also enjoy time in “common areas” for things such as family style dining, activity and exercise programs, dining room, and a multi-purpose room for hobbies. Specifically, trained caregivers work 24/7 in the program according to information provided by UMC.Approximately 200 residents live at The Shores. Residents can walk on lush grounds and it overlooks a golf course. The top deck offers a seating area to look out and, in some spots, you could see the bay.Residents have several types of apartments to choose from. All have tea kitchens and sitting areas.United Methodist Communities at The Shores has one particular goal in mind, Stewart said. They want residents to come in when they are as independent as possible and as their medical needs grow, they are able to stay in the same home they are accustomed to and still receive all of the care and attention he or she needs.“People are living longer. The thought process is that we should be more proactive than reactive. We want people to make their own decisions and feel in control,” Stewart said. “We encourage people to come in as independent as possible. One of our largest competitors is home but we offer a continuum of care where residents won’t have to make another move or transition. They have the ability to age within our community.”Besides living in a beautiful environment that is homey, spacious and offers expert care, housekeeping, laundry, special meals and transportation to doctor’s appointments and day trips, there is a multitude of other activities to keep a resident busy.UMC Director of Sales Ryan Champion shows the library, which also features computer terminals.Arts and crafts, clubs, a library complete with computer terminals, and a hair salon, touch upon just some of the activities and amenities at The Shores.There is even a large fitness room staffed by senior fitness expert Karen Cooper. Cooper gave a tour of the machines, specially reconfigured with seniors in mind.A weight machine gives seniors the ability to change the poundage without lifting anything. With the touch of a button, the desired weight can be added, eliminating possible injuries.Cooper said each senior has their own set of goals and the objective is to keep the residents moving in a safe way. She said residents love the workouts designed specifically for them so much that some seniors make a workout a part of their daily routine.UMC Executive Director Jessica Stewart with Director of Sales Ryan Champion.A host of activities would not be complete without a healthy schedule of entertainment.At The Shores there is more than enough entertainment to keep people engaged, Champion said.“Our job is to keep families proactive. We offer a robust entertainment calendar. You won’t be lonely,” Champion said with a smile. “Socialization adds years to your life and adds quality to life. That is what our team wants to drive home.”While The Shores puts out a calendar of events, many of the residents form their own groups for card games and other activities, he said.“We have live entertainment, hula dancers, ballroom dancing, Irish dancers. We even have a senior prom where the residents get dressed up,” Champion said. “Everyone has so much fun.”From games, to entertainment, to spacious apartments, UMC offers its residents a real home, staff says. (Courtesy UMC)But you don’t have to be a social butterfly to enjoy The Shores.Champion said just getting dressed to go down to the dining hall to eat can be enough social time for some people. The bottom line is to make the residents happy, he said.When looking at options of assisted living facilities in the area, both Stewart and Champion said there is a reason family should choose The Shores – quality.The question becomes finances. The Shores is  competitive with its pricing and offers much more than others, both Stewart and Champion said.Bedrooms offer ample space.Stewart added that the task of going over paperwork may be confusing. Staff at The Shores will help with potential residents with that.“We have the resources here to help,” Stewart explained. “It can be fast or as lengthy as people want it to be, based on apartment styles or choices. It all depends on the individual. Everything is personalized from the time you walk through the door.”And when it comes to who calls the shots at United Methodist Communities at The Shores, Stewart said this, “As employees, we are guests. The residents are an integral part of their home.”For more information visit www.theshores.umcommunities.org/ or call (609) 399-8505.last_img read more

Watch: Nationwide Series practice 6:30 p.m. ET

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Man United target humbled by Dortmund’s price tag

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first_img Loading… Read Also: PSG thought about buying Messi- Leonardo“I feel like everything is a process,” added Sancho, who left Manchester City for Dortmund in 2017. “So you’ve got to be patient in what you do. Obviously I took a massive risk coming to Germany.“I had a lot of people doubting me saying why are you leaving City, but I just felt like it was the right time for me, especially after the Euros, because I did well in the Euros.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “But again, I don’t really look at it that much. For me it’s about doing well for my team and doing well for myself as well. “When I have a s*** game I’m just down. I feel s*** about myself. So I always like having a good game and showing people what I can do. “I know what I can do, and if I play bad then I’m just p***** off with myself. Next game I’ll try and improve on whatever I’ve done wrong.” On the ongoing speculation and whether he wished it would go away, Sancho replied: “No, the media’s the media. They’re always going to try and create a story, but this is how you manage it. “For me, I just focus on my football. I just want to do what’s best for my team and win titles at the end of the day.” Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho discussed his transfer value and rumours regarding his future in Germany. Jadon Sancho said he is humbled by the price tag Borussia Dortmund have placed on him amid reported interest from Manchester United, though the England star preached patience as speculation mounts over his future. United have been strongly linked with a move for Sancho, though Dortmund have repeatedly insisted the 20-year-old sensation will not be sold ahead of the 2020-21 season. Sancho established himself as one of the hottest properties in European football last term after scoring 17 goals and supplying 16 assists for Bundesliga runners-up Dortmund, prompting links to the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and Barcelona. As Premier League giants United reportedly continue to try to negotiate with Dortmund – who remain unmoved on their £108million valuation – Sancho told the Soccer Bible: “I guess it’s a nice feeling to be worth so much.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcomelast_img read more