Bower Market Strategy Report: Get Ready for A Wild RideLast week was a good example of what we can expect in the market for the next several months, says Jim Bower. Big moves up and big moves down, “Volatility from here on in is going to be the norm. I don’t think the market is going to be quiet. I don’t think it will be relaxed. I think there is going to be a lot of uncertainty and a lot of up and down.” He added that farmers and investors are going to have to be ready with their strategy.Bower says the wheat market will be especially volatile given the weather in the west and the very low winter wheat acres, “Since last fall, we have not had optimal weather condition in about the western 45% of the winter wheat belt and with acreage at a 109 year low. Any threat to yield will really impact this market.” He said the wheat market is very oversold and anything that threatens yield as the crop comes out of dormancy will spark a big market reaction.For more information, contact Bower Trading at 1-800-533-8045. This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Bower Market Strategy Report: Get Ready for A Wild Ride SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Bower Market Strategy Report: Get Ready for A Wild Ride Previous articleFood Police Find it Hard to Adjust to the New RealityNext article2016 Indiana Land Values Decline in Farm Credit Analysis Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 19, 2017
Email Print WITH four of Pieta House’s nine therapists in Limerick laid off since the Covid-19 lockdown began, staff have raised concerns about the mental health service’s future in the city.Pieta House has helped thousands of people in the Mid-West since it was first established a decade ago. The free counselling service, based at Ard Aulin in Mungret, focusses on those who are in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One Pieta House staff member, who wrote to the Limerick Post this week, claimed that the free therapy service may not continue in its current form into the future.“Compulsory redundancies of centre manager, clinical support staff and the letting go of sessional therapists, who are all the heart of Pieta House, will mean that Pieta as we know it will cease to exist,” they said.“The Sunrise Appeal has been a huge success and has raised in excess of €5 million.“Pieta receives more that €2m from the HSE every year and Health Minister Simon Harris announced last month an additional 114,608 per month to help Pieta save jobs.“Despite the success of the fundraising, approximately 50 per cent of staff have been let go with some still waiting for confirmation of further lay offs, which effectively will mean approximately 70 per cent of very experienced staff will be let go.”The anonymous Pieta House staff member went onto accuse the service of being “disingenuous” for not making the staff and people of Ireland aware of what the service is going to look like in the future.They also raised concerns that given the current challenges with Covid-19 there may be many more deaths by suicide in the future. The onus, they believe, is now on Pieta House to provide the best possible support to ensure that they continue the work to prevent deaths by suicide. “Since December 2010 Pieta House has supported thousands of people of all age from groups from six years of age to people in their 70’s. Pieta House has been there for people through the darkest moments in their lives. Many of whom would say, ‘I would not be alive today but for Pieta House’.“Last year Pieta House Mid-West witnessed a significant increase in U18’s accessing the service . Pieta House Mid-West is constantly stretched for resources and has always had waiting lists. I dread to think of what will happen in the future with the plan to restructure the service.”However, Pieta House revealed in a statement to the Limerick Post this week, that they are now in a very different position, based on the incredible public response to its Sunrise campaign, boosted by the Late Late Show the night before.“We had been facing an existential funding crisis and had been taking some difficult steps to deal with it. However, owing to the enormous generosity of the people of Ireland and their obvious care for those suffering with their mental health, coupled with some additional funding from the HSE for 300 additional hours for high risk clients per week, we are now able to review our position much more positively,” Pieta House stated.“We are in the middle of that process and hope to complete it within a couple of weeks. Our focus throughout is on meeting the significant demand for our services nationwide and there will be no downgrading of centres.”Pieta House also pointed out that it will be maintaining and potentially increasing its services to the public once the review is complete.“We are currently engaged in a consultation process with staff. There will be some re-deployment of personnel with the intention of putting as much resources as possible into the frontline and therapist hours. We are looking to employ more therapists directly, rather than on contract, and we have paused a reduction in therapist hours pending the outcome of the review.“In the meantime, we continue, during these restricted times, to deliver our services 24/7 by phone (1800 247 247) and text (51444) and we encourage anyone who is feeling anxious or is struggling with mental health issues at the moment to reach out and talk to Pieta. We are there for you.” Twitter Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook NewsCommunityConcerns over future of Pieta House Limerick serviceBy Alan Jacques – May 29, 2020 1276 Previous articleMore than €3 Million rental income to be refunded to University of Limerick on-campus residentsNext articleLkLadyPod #18 Sive: Why Do We Need Music Right Now? Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and Greece-based Maran Gas Maritime (MGM) extended their cooperation with a five-year maintenance agreement for the shipowner’s LNG carriers.Under the deal, Wärtsilä would provide maintenance to MGM’s 21 tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) LNG carriers that are equipped with Wärtsilä 50DF engines.The new agreement includes Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) services and remote operational support.It also includes supply of spare parts for maintenance along with technical expertise and workshop services to execute overhauls.The Wärtsilä 50DF tri-fuel engines installed on the MGM vessels can be operated with heavy fuel oil (HFO), marine diesel oil (MDO) or natural gas.“The technically advanced LNG installations require professional maintenance to ensure operational reliability. Wärtsilä will provide this professional maintenance to the MGM fleet through this agreement. It will also further strengthen our long partnership with the whole Angelicoussis Shipping Group,” Yiannis Christopoulos, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece, said.
Taranaki Daily News 1 Dec 2011A Hawera police sergeant has earned praise for the common sense way she has dealt with young offenders. In a method reminiscent of the good old days of community policing, Sergeant Sandy Shaw made two boys clean up their graffiti and say sorry. The boys found themselves in trouble with the law this week when they were caught tagging the King Edward Park playground and scaring elderly residents by throwing stones at their houses. Their punishment was dished out by Ms Shaw, who marched the pair into the Hawera office of the Taranaki Daily News. The sorry-looking duo stood in silent horror as Ms Shaw explained what they had done. Earlier in the day she had watched over the pair as they scrubbed their lewd comments off the popular family attraction. The 12- and 13-year-old then washed a couple of police cars for good measure. The pair handed letters of apology to the Daily News and swore to never do it again. “I hope you guys can forgive me for what I have done,” one boy wrote. Ms Shaw said she did not want the boys identified but they needed to understand what effect their mindless actions had on the community. Yesterday National MP Chester Borrows, a former policeman, pulled no punches in his support for her actions. “Our communities won’t put up with the sort of crap happening in our neighbourhoods and over the years we’ve got too politically correct about how we deal with these types of things,” he said.http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/6065698/Cops-common-sense-approach-praised