Share Sharing is caring! Share 17 Views no discussions Tweet Share LocalNews Weather Advisory:A Trough System Is Affecting The Island. by: – July 28, 2011 Trough System affecting island. Photo credit: Dominica Meteorological ServiceA trough system has moved over the island chain. This is expected to result in elevated moisture levels being maintained across the island during the next 24 hours.As a result, an increase in cloudiness with periods of showers and possible isolated thunderstorms can be expected during the next 24 hours. Most of the significant convection associated with this trough is expected mainly acoss the southern Windwards. Residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to exercise caution.Motorists and pedestrians should also look out for falling rocks and waterlogged roadways.For updated weather information please call the weather hotline at (767) 4475555.Dominica Meteorological Service
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation would like to remind producers and nutrient applicators of laws and restrictions on manure application.Signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich in July 2015, Ohio Senate Bill 1 clarifies and enhances the restrictions on manure application within the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB).Application restrictions in the WLEB include:• On snow-covered or frozen soil;• When the top two inches of the soil are saturated from precipitation;• When the local weather forecast for the application area contains greater than a 50% chance of precipitation exceeding one-half inch in a 24-hour period.• Applicators are responsible for checking and keeping forecast information before application.• Any source of weather prediction is acceptable.Restrictions do not apply if:• The manure is injected into the ground;• Manure is incorporated with 24 hours of surface application, using a tillage tool operated at a minimum of 3-4 inches deep;• The manure is applied onto a growing crop;• The chief of the Division of Soil and Water Conservation has provided written consent for an emergency application. Contact the division in case of an emergency.Producers in the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed are also reminded of the manure application ban that starts on Dec. 15. Producers and manure applicators shall not apply manure between Dec. 15 and March 1. Producers are also banned from surface applying manure on frozen ground or ground covered with more than one inch of snow outside of the Dec. 15 and March 1 dates.Producers in other areas of the state are reminded to use best management practices when applying manure and follow USDA NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Standard 590.For more information about manure application, producers and applicators can contact the ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation at 614-265-6610 or [email protected]
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups BROTHERHOOD. In a show of sportsmanship and brotherly affection, La Salle’s Jeron Teng (right) raises the hand of UST gunner Jeric Teng after the Green Archers edged the Growling Tigers in overtime for the UAAP Season 76 title in 2013. AUGUST DELA CRUZ/INQUIRERJeron shares the same sentiments as he gets the rare chance to play alongside someone he considers as one of his mentors.“It’s different when your brother is on the same team. He’s not only my teammate but also mentors me,” Jeron said.“Of course, he’s already had lots of experience because he’s more veteran between the two of us. He gives me advice and really guides me on what to do on the court.”Playing for the Philippine team in the club tournament gives Jeric a chance to prove that he still belongs in the PBA and also benefits Jeron, who is eyeing go enter the 2017 PBA Draft.But the both cleared that their focus is on helping Chooks-to-Go win in the continental club championship.ADVERTISEMENT “My objective is to help the team. By doing that, I can also show that I can still play,” said Jeric. “If I play well, maybe a team will take a chance on me again. But that’s not my main focus right now. I want to really help the team win in this Champions Cup.”“I’m not thinking of the PBA just yet. Right now, I’m just focused 100 percent on the task and that is to really play well for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas. I want to focus on that so I can play my game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Never in their wildest dreams that the opportunity to team up again will come in an international setting.The two have been selected by coach Chot Reyes to be part of the 12-man roster of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas which will compete in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup beginning on Friday in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s really been our dream to team up again. It’s just a blessing that we’ll be doing this for the Philippine team. I’m so excited to share the same court with Jeron again,” said Jeric.“Even in practice, we go together in just one car. We talk a lot about practice and the system and it’s very fun. It also helps because we know each other’s game and we really get closer here.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Brothers Jeric and Jeron Teng during Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas practice at Meralco Gym. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBrothers Jeric and Jeron Teng have been dreaming about playing together again since both starred for Xavier for one season in high school.In college, the older Jeric went to University of Santo Tomas while Jeron suited up for La Salle and the two even faced each other in an epic UAAP Finals in 2013 won by the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans View comments No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ramirez gives PH its 2nd gold in Aimag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges
What’s bad and mean and now a little bit green? The ACT Raiders of course!The Touch Football ACT representative teams at the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships have launched their new team name as well as new uniforms for the event at Sunshine Coast Stadium this week. Formerly the ACT Pirates, the Raiders have a new-look uniform that includes the Canberra Raiders logo as well as a green stripe in the uniform. The transition comes as the Canberra Raiders/Touch Football ACT relationship continues to grow, just over two years on from the NRL/TFA Strategic Alliance announcement. It is common to see Touch Football exhibition matches at Raiders home games, while there have been numerous Raiders players making appearances at Touch Football ACT events and functions over the past two years.Even Victor the Viking is making an appearance at the event, the first mascot to make the trip to the Sunshine Coast!Touch Football ACT Business Development Manager, Rod Wise said that the organisation is excited about the change.“It is good timing as we were required to change the branding/logos on our refreshed playing uniforms for national teams,” Wise said. “We decided on a name change and with the strategic alliance objective of forming close relationships with NRL Clubs we changed our name to the ACT Raiders. “The new uniforms feature the Raiders secondary logo and a fusion of both entities colours. The new uniforms will be worn for the first time at the NYC.”Canberra Raiders CEO, Don Furner said it’s great to see the relationship achieving so many outcomes. “The relationship between the Raiders and Touch Football ACT has been going from strength to strength and we’re now even closer with the naming of the ACT Raiders Touch Football representative teams,” Furner said. “We look forward to a continued working relationship and growing participation numbers in both Rugby League and Touch Football across the region.” TFA CEO, Colm Maguire said ‘the assignment of the Raiders brand is significant and further embeds the outstanding collaboration occurring between Touch Football and Rugby League in the nation’s capital’. “It is outstanding to see that the pathway links to the elite level in both sports now share the same brand,” Maguire said. “We’ve said for a long time that the relationship with the Raiders has been the benchmark, in every club we are talking to, the Raiders are the shining example of what can be achieved in partnership with a NRL club. “Everyone has been absolutely fantastic and then if you look at what Ricky and the team have done in terms of being able to support any of the game development activities that are happening around Canberra, it’s just been an amazing outcome for us and certainly one that the organisation has been really appreciative of.”Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information.Related LinksRaiders at NYC!
Liverpool defender Van Dijk: Record price-tag never affected meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says his world record transfer fee has never weighed on him.Van Dijk left Southampton a year ago for Liverpool in a £75m deal – a record for a defender.The Dutchman told AD: “Quite frankly, it does not do much for me. I can also do very little with it. It is, at most, something that people will start with when you play a lesser game. “But that amount … I know it works like that in football.”De Vrij also said: “I am the proud captain of my country. I play everything at Liverpool, in the international matches with the Oranje squad we all have an excellent feeling. But it goes on and on. We play football in England every three or four days. There is little time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsA couple dozen people also took up the Idle No More cause in Whitehorse.The modest crowd, including local politicians and chiefs, gathered in front of the offices of Yukon’s Conservative MP Ryan Leef.The rally focused on Bill C-45, the government’s omnibus legislation.Demonstrators said the legislation will make amendments to the Indian Act that changes how land is managed on First Nations. They say this will help the federal government take control of First Nation land.“This is just the beginning of the Conservative agenda. This is just the beginning of the changes that are coming and if it is frightening …it’s just going to go on and on and on unless we stand up as a grassroots movement and get it to stop,” said demonstrator Cherish Clarke.
(Click on image to enlarge) The Comex Daily Delivery Report showed that 99 gold and 243 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Tuesday within the Comex-approved depositories. In gold, it was ‘all the usual suspects’. In silver, the two big short/issuers were JPMorgan Chase and ABN Amro with 120 and 111 contracts respectively. The biggest long/stoppers were Canada’s own Bank of Nova Scotia with 168 contracts…and then JPMorgan Chase with 59 contracts. The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday but, once again, the big surprise came from SLV, where an authorized participant added 1,691,162 troy ounces of silver…and is virtually the same size of deposit that was made into SLV on Thursday…almost to the ounce, so I’m wondering if this was an double entry error. We’ll find out for sure on Monday if/when they revise their number. Over at Switzerland’s Zürcher Kantonalbank for the period ending March 21st…they reported that their gold ETF declined by a tiny 8,017 troy ounces…and their silver ETF declined by 200,557 troy ounces during the same period. The U.S. Mint had a smallish report. They sold only 500 ounces of gold eagles…along with 1,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes. Month-to-date the mint has sold 45,500 ounces of gold eagles…10,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and 2,438,000 silver eagles. Based on these numbers, the silver/gold sales ratio for the month so far is a hair under 44 to 1…which is pretty amazing…and I hope you’re getting your share. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Thursday, they reported receiving 945,922 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 369,222 troy ounces of the stuff out the door. The link to that activity is here. The Commitment of Traders Report was a surprise. Silver showed a big improvement in the Commercial net short position…and gold showed a big deterioration in its Commercial net short position. In silver, the Commercial net short position declined by 14.9 million ounces…and as of the Tuesday cut-off stands at 132.2 million ounces. Once the market-neutral spread trades are subtracted out of the total open interest, the Big 4 traders are short 38.8% of the entire Comex silver market on a ‘net’ basis. The ‘5 through 8’ traders are short an additional 11.6 percentage points on a net basis. Add them up and the Big 8 are short 50.4% of the entire Comex silver market…and that’s a minimum percentage. In gold, the Commercial net short position increased by a whopping 2.02 million ounces…blowing out to 16.24 million ounces. But the ‘good’ news, as Ted Butler pointed out to me on the phone yesterday, was that there was no increase in the short position of the ‘Big 8’ traders…which includes the BIG 3…JPMorgan, Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia…and HSBC USA. All of the increase was the result of the smaller Commercial traders selling some of their long positions for a profit. On a ‘net’ basis the Big 4 traders Commercial traders are short 25.4% of the entire Comex gold market…and the ‘5 through 8’ traders are short an additional 13.7 percentage points of the gold market. So the Big 8 are short 39.1% of the entire Comex gold market on a ‘net’ basis. In terms of troy ounces held short, the Big 8 are short 13.97 million ounces of gold…which represents 86.0% of the Commercial net short position in that metal. In silver, the Big 8 are short 264.4 million ounces…and that amount of silver represents 200.0% of the Commercial net short position. Looking at the numbers in the previous paragraph it’s easy to see that, compared to silver, gold appears to be almost a free market…which it isn’t, as the gold market is also rigged seven ways to heaven. Here’s Nick Laird’s incomparable “Days of World Production to Cover Comex Short Positions” chart as of the March 19th cut-off. Silver opened virtually on its high of the day at the beginning of Far East trading on Friday…and was down about twenty cents to the $29 spot price just minutes before 8:30 a.m. in New York. Less than ten minutes later, the price had cratered by about 40 cents…and from there, the price pattern was almost identical to gold’s, with the only minor difference being the fact that the absolute low tick [$28.45 spot] came on a quick spike down at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time. Silver closed at $28.76 spot…down 42 cents from Thursday. Gross volume was pretty decent at around 42,500 contracts. Despite the fact that gold got smacked pretty good earlier in the day, the gold stocks rallied into positive territory by shortly after 10:00 a.m. in New York. Then, shortly after that, someone came along and sold the gold stocks off a percent…with the low of the day coming around 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. From that point, the stocks rallied back slowly, and the HUI finished down 0.73%. Needless to say, the silver stocks didn’t exactly shine yesterday…as virtually all of them finished in the red. But they did follow almost the same price path as the gold stocks. Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Seven Index closed down 1.17%. (Click on image to enlarge) Here’s a series of three photos that my daughter Kathleen sent me yesterday. What is it with cats and boxes? And it obviously doesn’t matter about the size of the cat…domestic or otherwise! (Click on image to enlarge) Here’s Nick’s Silver Seven index which shows the longer term. With the obvious exception of the first story, it’s pretty much wall-to-wall stories about Cyprus for you today….and they’re mostly presented in the order I received them yesterday. These stories seem to change by the hour…and it will be interesting to see how this all turns out. There are no market anymore…only interventions. – Chris Powell, GATA Today’s pop ‘blast from the past’ takes me back to my last year in high school in 1966. This ‘Go-Go’ tune got seemingly endless air time when it was first released…and it’s still a classic to this day. The group was basically a one-hit wonder…but what a hit it was! It’s old enough that the youtube.com video clip is in black in white. I hope you enjoy it…and the link is here. Today’s classical selection is a tone poem by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The Swan of Tuonela was originally composed in 1893 as the prelude to a projected opera called The Building of the Boat. Sibelius revised it two years later as the second of the four sections of the Lemminkäinen Suite (Lemminkäis-sarja), also known as the Four Legends from the Kalevala, Op. 22, which was premiered in 1896. Sibelius revised the tone poem twice, once in 1897 and again in 1900. Here’s the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under the baton of Avi Ostrowsky. This recording is as good as it gets…as is the divine playing of the cor angl’e soloist. The link is here. Enjoy. Well, it was another case of JPMorgan et al moving the markets because they could…not because there were any fundamental changes in supply and demand in both gold and silver. If you take a quick peek at platinum and palladium, their chart patterns were unscathed yesterday. As I mentioned earlier this week, “da boyz” can move these market any which way they want…as there are no adults in charge anymore…either at the CFTC or in the mining companies. Gold seems to have topped out just above the $1,600 price mark for the moment…and silver is safely back under the $29 spot price mark. Where these markets go from here is unknown, but whatever direction we go in, will have nothing to do with real supply and demand fundamentals. That’s all I have for today. As I mentioned at the top of this column, I’ll be out of town for a large portion of next week…and I can absolutely guarantee that the columns I post while gone, will be much shorter. I await the Sunday night opening in New York with some degree of interest. As I mentioned earlier this week, “da boyz” can move these market any which way they want NOTE: I will be on the road most of next week…and will be writing my column on my laptop, which is an ordeal that I put myself through as few times a year as possible. They will also be as short as I can make them…and the ‘Critical Reads’ section will shrink alarmingly during this time period. The gold price didn’t do a lot for most of the trading day in the Far East on Friday, but starting around 3:00 p.m. Hong Kong time, the price developed a negative bias…and shortly before 1:00 p.m. in London, the decline began more severe. About forty minutes later…shortly after 8:30 a.m. in New York, it had hit its low tick of the day, which Kitco reported as $1,602.80 spot. The subsequent rally lasted until 10:15…and the price sagged a bit from there until shortly before 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The gold price gained a couple of dollars from there going into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close. In actual fact, it was all a tempest in a teapot, as volume was very light once again yesterday…around 84,000 contracts net, the same as Thursday’s volume. The gold price closed at $1,609.20 spot…down $5.60 on the day. I couldn’t help but notice that Friday’s silver price path was almost a mirror image of the Thursday price pattern, which is hardly a coincidence I would think. The dollar index opened at 82.86 in early Far East trading on their Friday morning…and more or less traded flat until shortly after 8:30 a.m. in London. From there it rolled over a hair…and headed south. The absolute low tick came moments before noon in New York…and then didn’t do much after that…closing the day at 82.37…down 49 basis points from the Thursday close. Once again there was absolutely no correlation between what the dollar index was doing…and what was going on in the Comex paper markets in gold and silver. Sponsor Advertisement 2013 – A Breakout Year for Energy? The energy sector is a volatile market, but it can provide enormous gains to investors who know what they’re doing – and now is the time to get into the two most promising energy trends for 2013 and beyond. Top energy analyst Marin Katusa tells you what you should be bullish and bearish on this year in his special report, The 2013 Energy Forecast. Read it here for free.