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first_imgNorth West 10k invites charity nominationsCharities wishing to be beneficiaries of the 2013 North West 10k run and walk are asked to submit their applications to Anne Condon, Grand Canal Building, Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny or email [email protected] before Friday, January 25th.The 17th Charity North West 10k Run & Walk will take place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny. Once again the committee will be providing a range of supports to the main charities who are successful in their applications. Just an expression of interest and contact details is required initially.The 10k committee will then make contact with the interested charities to outline what is involved and the scale of the fundraising campaign ahead of next year’s event.The 10k organisation will also be giving assistance and advice to all charities who formally register with them in the New Year.Despite the tough economic times and the stiff competition from other high profile charities the 16th North West Run and Walk raised over €70,000. Honourary Presidential role for Charlie KellyA long standing member of the North West 10k committee Charlie Kelly became the first Honouary President of the organization when he was elected to the position at last week’s Annual General Meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Mr Kelly has played a key role in the promotion of local athletics for well over three decades through his association with Letterkenny Athletic Club. NORTH WEST 10K INVITES CHARITY NOMINATIONS was last modified: December 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NORTH WEST 10K INVITES CHARITY NOMINATIONSlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Producers have been active with fertilizer applications and any tillage preparations ahead of planting. You can’t help but feel that this planting season is different from those of the past. Gone are the positive returns per acre for corn and soybeans seen in previous years. At one conference I attended in January, Illinois customers were advised to give up rented acres if cash rents were greater than $225 per acre. It is no wonder Ohio Extension personnel suggested flexible rents several years ago, which can be adjusted lower when grain prices moved lower.The USDA March 31 Planting Intentions Report, along with the quarterly stocks report, are now history. A big question continues to be, “Will producers plant more soybeans than expected?” Last year it was thought that soybean acres could be as much as two million acres more than those expected with the March intentions report. That did not happen. In the past we have seen a tendency for the March acres intentions report to be somewhat larger than those seen with the annual USDA outlook conference in February. Then as the year progressed we have seen startling differences at times with final acres for corn and soybeans.The March USDA supply and demand report was pretty boring with few changes taking place. USDA did decrease domestic soybean crush by 10 million bushels. That was not a surprise as crush margins are considerably below those seen in past years at this time of year. Ending stocks increased 10 million bushels to 450 million bushels. USDA did increase soybean imports into China by 1.5 million tons, now estimated to be 82 million tons.Early last month May CBOT soybeans had declined to $8.56, matching to the tick the 2016 low seen in January. But prices did not continue lower. Instead they marched higher. With all of the negative news and market sentiment for months, that price event is very significant. First, it illustrates that the funds who have been sellers for months have lost momentum. Second, and  more importantly, is that May CBOT soybeans reached a new contract low in late November 2015 the weekend of the election of new Argentina president Maurico Macri. There has been plenty of negative news since then, and yet soybeans have not made new contact lows.The Commitment of Traders Report released March 4 indicated that funds held short positions in corn, soybeans, and wheat. No surprise there. However, funds were considerably shorter than expected for corn, soybeans, and wheat. In fact, funds at that time had record or near record short positions in at least two of those grains. That was the surprise. Couple that with the funds having lost the selling momentum for soybeans. Now you have a market ripe for a rally. An axiom observed years ago is that if negative news does not yield negative price activity the event can be negated.For months, there have been articles about the negative cash flow for U.S. corn and soybeans. Typically when an industry is losing money, it has the option to cut production in order to reduce supply, reduce loses, and hopefully be around when the bottom line again turns positive. However, farming is profoundly unique as producers buy inputs on a retail basis, yet sell products on a wholesale basis. With plenty of corn and soybeans in the world, cutting production and or acres is one way to reduce supply. Don’t look for production cuts without a significant change in U.S. policy. Currently, that is not in the cards.Now that major USDA reports are behind us until June 30, look for weather and planting progress to be major factors in the markets. With plenty of grain around the world along with plentiful ending stocks, it will take weather events to move grains higher. Already in mid-March two week weather forecasts in the western Corn Belt suggested below normal rainfalls. Is that a one-time event or the precursor of a bigger and longer weather event? Thought for the day. “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” — Wayne Gretzky.last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#web jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Quora, the super stealthy startup that was started by Facebook’s first CTO Adam D’Angelo and that is now in private beta, is beginning to crack its doors open for press, and the ReadWriteWeb crew is impressed and already mildly addicted.It’s a user-generated Q&A with real-time elements. It’s useful and fascinating, with similarities to apps such as Google Wave, Aardvark, FormSpring.me – but it’s beautifully built and easy to use off the bat. Read on for details on how to get your invitation for this still-private site.Topic experts in all areas of technology, design, startups and other areas are quickly populating the site. Users follow topics and other users, then get to participate in conversations around those topics or with those people. One of our favorite aspects of the site so far is that you can ask and answer provocative questions anonymously.To get an idea of how the site works and what it looks like, check out these screenshots: Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Since the invite process is a lot like Google Wave (each user gets a small number of invitations to email to friends), we’ve decided to pool our invitations and give them to our Facebook friends. So, if you go to the ReadWriteWeb Facebook page (and if you’re a fan, please add us and leave us a comment so we know who you are!), you’ll see a short screencast from Marshall Kirkpatrick with the email address for your to request your Quora invitation.We’ve got 100 invites to give away. The first 100 folks who email the address Marshall gives in our Facebook video will get them. Good luck, and thanks for reading and watching!UPDATE: Invites are gone, folks! If you didn’t see one, check your spam folder. If you don’t see one, try asking around Twitter or in the comments here.If you got your invite and are now inside Quora, leave us a comment and let us know what you think! We’ll be posting an in-depth analysis of the site later today, and we’d love to know what you think.last_img read more