Lukaku ruled out for “weeks”

first_img Manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed the Belgium international did not sustain a serious injury in the 4-0 defeat in Tuesday night’s Merseyside derby at Anfield. Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher after colliding with team-mate Gareth Barry as they tried to prevent Steven Gerrard scoring the first goal in the 21st minute. “There is no ligament damage and the injury is not as bad as we first thought,” Martinez told evertonfc.com. “It will be a case of weeks rather than months.” Lukaku has scored nine goals in 20 appearances since joining on loan from Chelsea in the summer. He joins the likes of Bryan Oviedo (broken leg), Arouna Kone and Darron Gibson (both knee) and Seamus Coleman and Sylvain Distin (both hamstring) on the injury list. Everton will contact Liverpool after a number of concerns were highlighted by visiting fans about access problems to Anfield. “We are aware of a significant number of complaints regarding queue management from supporters waiting to enter Anfield at last night’s derby match,” said director of communications Alan Myers. “The club will make contact with Liverpool Football Club to raise these matters.” Press Associationcenter_img Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to be out for “weeks rather than months” with an ankle injury.last_img read more

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Jeffrey Epstein Death Ruled Suicide

first_imgOfficials ruled the death of millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein a suicide on Friday.The autopsy cited his official cause of death as suicide by hanging, according to The New York City Medical Examiner.Epstein was being held in the federal facility while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.Correctional officers found Epstein unconscious last Saturday and took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.He was found just days after he was taken off suicide watch.Since Epstein was charged for sex trafficking, the case has been a constant source of shocking revelations, and his death was no different.Conspiracy theories after his death went viral almost immediately.An outrageously popular theory is that the Clintons orchestrated his murder.Suspicion of foul-play intensified after an initial autopsy revealed Epstein sustained multiple broken bones in his neck. Before his death, speculation arose that Epstein who never married or had children spread his DNA by impregnating his victims.A Florida-based genealogical company is now looking into claims made by those who could be related to the disgraced financier.The autopsy report seemingly answers questions that were fueling speculation about his death.However, it remains unclear whether the conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s life and death will ever be put to rest.last_img read more

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During coronavirus isolation, family recreates Pirates of the Caribbean ride in their house.

first_imgIf you can’t go to Disney’s theme parks, then just build your own.As many families are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic by going through a period of self isolation, many are finding unique ways to spend their time. With the Disney parks closed, one family decided to recreate one of the company’s most famous rides in their living room.last_img

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KIJHL teams back for final stretch run

first_imgCastlegar gave the third-place Leafs a little breathing room by knocking off the Murdoch leaders 3-1 Thursday in the Sunflower City. But Nelson still trails Beaver Valley by 14 points.Authur Andrews and Tyler Robinson scored first period goals and Jordan Gluck made 30 saves to spark the Rebel win.The win keeps the Rebels within striking distance — three points — of the Hawks. The teams meet again Friday in Fruitavale.Meanwhile the Leafs travel to Spokane before hosting the Braves in the annual New Years Eve clash at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Grand Forks, the other Murdoch Division teams, is idle until January 6 when the Bruins host Castlegar. The Nelson Leafs return to the ice today as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club begins the unofficial second half to the Junior B season Friday in Spokane.Nelson, 19-13-0-2, enters the final stretch with little room for error as the club trails the two Murdoch Division front runners — Beaver Valley and Castlegar — each by more than 10 points.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync

first_imgKootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync aligned a First Place finish in the Women’s Championship “B” Division at the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival held recently in the Central Okanagan City. The Sisters, with six new paddlers and contributions from a few other teams, captured the the B Championship Division and a fourth place overall.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to recognize the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons — Sisters In Sync with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Carla Klein, Janet Stephenson, Jocelyn Davies, Frances Long, Deb Rhyder, Lena Guignion, Maggie Mulvihill, Brooke Campbell, Louise Andrew, Melissa Michaud, Amy Grumme, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson, Cath Little, coach Puleng Pratt, Marlene Pozin, Deb Smith, Tammy Nygaard, Peggy Scott, Dawn Jacobsen, Diane Tulloch(Steersperson), Verna Poohachoff and Jill Jacobsen.Next up for the squad is a Penticton event in September.last_img read more

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DDTV – PACKIE BONNER ON WHY PEOPLE SHOULD VISIT DONEGAL

first_imgCeltic and Ireland goalkeeping legend Packie Bonner tells the world why people should come home to Donegal during the year of The Gathering.    DDTV – PACKIE BONNER ON WHY PEOPLE SHOULD VISIT DONEGAL was last modified: January 19th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Packie BonnerThe Gatheringlast_img

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What a difference a week makes!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCMonday morning corn prices took a dive, but by close on Friday, prices had rallied 40 cents. This rebound is due to widespread rainy weather forecasts through Memorial Day, making expected planting progress slow for the next 10 days. Plus, no one knows how many acres will be designated prevent plant this year. The trade seems to have targeted about 4 million acres at this point.Last week I discussed how some farmers may consider taking prevent plant if they are eligible, because as of last week, prices were at unprofitable levels. For some, prevent plant may have been the better option financially. Despite disappointing prices, many farmers in the eastern Corn Belt were saying they still planned to plant regardless, because “that’s what they always do.” With this week’s 40 cent rebound, farmers now tell me they are considering how long after their prevent plant date they will still try to plant corn. The consensus seems to be about 10 days. This could lead to less prevent plant acres than the market is estimating today.While planting progress in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio has been slow, some farmers managed to get 10% to 15% of their crop planted during a tight 1- to 2-day window this week before more rain hit. Once the calendar flips to June, daytime temperatures will warm and topsoil will dry faster than in early May. This could help speed up planting in wet areas two weeks from now. The Dakota’s have some planted, but it varies. There are areas with little progress, and others approaching 50% complete. The effects of 4 million lost acres to prevent plantMany market participants say a 4-million-acre loss or 700 million bushels (4 million x 175 bushels per acre) due to prevent plant would be bullish, because it would lower the May USDA estimated carryout of 2.4 billion bushels. While a significant acre reduction is bullish, in reviewing market conditions of previous years, market rallies have often led to demand decreases, which should also be considered.In 2014 and 2015 U.S. carryout was near 1.7 billion bushels and corn prices were 20 cents higher than 2016, 2017 and 2018 crop years when carryout exceeded 2 billion bushels. However, in 2014 and 2015 exports were only 1.9 billion each year, while exports in 2016-2018 were around 2.3 billion each year. This suggests price variances can ration global demand and U.S. export pace.In addition, the South American corn crop continues to be a bigger factor impacting U.S. export demand. South America had record production in 2014 and 2015. And while there was reduced production in 2018 due to dry weather, South America’s 2019 weather has been nearly perfect, so record yields are expected. Current estimates indicate 500 million more bushels than expected when planters went to the fields a few months ago. These added bushels to world supply, along with a big Ukraine crop, mean U.S. corn may struggle to keep pace with earlier export estimates. This increased competition could be slowing 2018 US export pace by potentially 100 million bushels from current USDA estimates before the end of summer.While ethanol is pretty stable, if corn prices increase too much, there could be a 50- to100-million-bushel loss here in 2019. This could be the result of local production issues, such as an area with significant prevent plant acres, which could make corn too expensive to grind at some facilities across the country.Feed demand should also be steady, unless a major widespread disease affects any of the livestock herds. Still, there is a lot of hard red wheat supply available in the southern plains that could displace 50 to 100 million bushels of corn, if wheat prices stay relatively weak in relation to corn.A Chinese trade deal a long shot that could change everything. However, since the president suggested more direct payments to farmers, increased tariffs on Chinese goods and China cancelled a pork shipment, it’s unlikely the trade war will end soon. This may not be addressed again until after the 2020 election. The hope for more exports from a trade deal might not be happening over the next year. Looking forwardEssentially, the world has plenty of corn to survive some U.S. acre losses this year. So, if prices rally, it seems unlikely that the May USDA export estimates of 2.3 billion for 2018 and 2019 will occur. The 2018 export demand will likely decrease around 100 million bushels. And if price levels stay above $4 for any length of time, the 2019 export estimate may also be trimmed. Depending on how long prices remain high, it may be as much as 400 million bushels in 2019.Many in the trade are talking about a 4-bushel per acre drop or a loss of 324 million bushels (81 million harvested acres x 4 bushels per acre) due to a hot and dry summer. While the market has probably priced this risk in today, long-term weather forecasts don’t indicate widespread drought later this summer. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen, just that it’s not looking all that likely at this time. So, it’s a little too soon to expect significantly below trendline yields right now.That being said, generally a late planted crop wouldn’t mean higher average yields. However, it’s not uncommon for farmers to have corn planted in June out-yield corn planted a month earlier. Late summer weather will dictate market direction as it always does. Bottom lineIf we combine a 4-bushel per acre yield loss with a 4 million acre prevent plant loss, it would mean a 1 billion bushel decrease in production. This would take the USDA’s May estimate of 2.4 billion carryout to 1.4 billion, which certainly supports the higher prices we saw this week and probably even higher prices.However, increased prices likely means demand decreases. As detailed above, it could mean a 500 million bushel decrease in exports alone. This would mean carryout would be right back at 1.8 to 1.9 billion bushels and those levels have usually been followed by prices in the $3.80 range.The market seems to always run hard to the extremes, both up and down. Maybe we will see significant upside yet in this market over the next couple of weeks. I’d like to see prices rally more allowing for better 2019 sale prices for my operation.Given all the variables right now, for the market to get really excited and move beyond $4.50 it’s probably going to take prevent plant acres exceeding 6 million acres AND the national average yield decreasing more than 6 bushels per acre below the May yield estimate.Please email jon@superiorfeed.com with any questions or to learn more. 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. 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No trace of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda’s grandson

first_imgDescendants of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda on Saturday staged a protest at Jeypore in Koraput district, demanding expeditious police investigation to trace her grandson, Babula Panda, who went missing on April 16 at the railway station here. Babula’s parents, Surendra Panda and Sujata Panda, were among the descendants of freedom fighters felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan here. Babula had accompanied his parents to the function. Laxmi Indira Panda had joined Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army in the Rani Jhansi Regiment when she was only 14 years old, and fought against the British for the country’s Independence. Separated at stationJust an hour before Babula and his parents were to board the Hirakhand Express from Bhubaneswar to return to Jeypore, the three got separated at the railway station. While Babula’s father Surendra Panda reached Jeypore a day later, his mother Sujata Panda boarded a wrong train and landed in Balasore, from where she was rescued. But Babula could not be traced.Subsequently, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the police to find Babula, but the police had made no headway till Saturday. “It is duty of the government to find our son,” said Ms. Panda.last_img read more

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Johanna extends Harambee Stars goal tally

first_imgChevrolet Skip survey header BMW Ford View Results Friendlies Eric Johanna extends Harambee Stars goal tally Elvince Joshua Last updated 2 years ago 15:49 9/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eric Johanna celebrates. Goal Kenya. Friendlies Mozambique v Kenya Mozambique Kenya The 2015 Kenya Premier League midfielder of the year – first scored against Mozambique in a 1-0 win on Nov. 12, 2016 Sweden-based Eric Johanna took his goal tally to three with a late goal for Harambee Stars in a 1-1 draw against Mozambique on Saturday.Johanna, who has eleven caps with the national team, made his senior debut on July 4, 2015, against Ethiopia at the Nyayo Stadium.But the former Mathare United midfielder had to wait until June 4, 2016, for his maiden goal for Stars, when he scored the winner for Kenya in a 2-1 victory against Congo Brazzaville in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at Kasarani Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The last two goals for the 23-year-old, who turns out for Swedish Third Division side Vasalunds IF, however, came against a familiar opponent, Mozambique.The 2015 Kenya Premier League midfielder of the year – first scored against Mozambique in a 1-0 win on November 12, 2016, during a friendly staged at Kasarani.Almost a year down the line, he completed his double against the same opponents in another friendly, when he hit home Kenya’s equalizer in the 85th minute to cancel out Domingues Pelembe’s 59th-minute goal in Maputo.The friendly was a build up to the second match of the 2019 Afcon Qualifiers against Ghana scheduled for March 2018 in Kenya. Audi Hyundai Nissan Toyota 1. Which car brand do you most associate with football? last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Angel Gomes deserved chance

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Angel Gomes deserved chanceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Angel Gomes deserved his chance last week.Gomes featured in victory over Huddersfield.Solskjaer said, “It sends a signal to the boys that ‘you are close’, because they are. “They’ve done really well in training. When you get the chance to put a player out there for 15 minutes at Old Trafford to give him that experience, Angel was, of course, the one I wanted to put on. And we probably would have still done it if we’d needed a goal, as well, because he’s that sharp.” last_img

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