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Questions over PPB’s ‘big bet’ on the US market

first_img Regions: Oceania UK & Ireland US Australia Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Strategy DFS Paddy Power Betfair has set out a four-pillar strategy through which it aims to grow the business in 2019 and beyond, though analysts have questioned whether this leaves the operator over-reliant on regulatory progress in the US.A tentpole of its growth strategy is to pursue the US opportunity “rigorously”, with the operator noting that its fantasy sports, TVG racing and Betfair Casino businesses all grew in 2018.Investment and product enhancements and promotions drove a 14% increase in active customers, with revenue up 13% for the year.However, despite the New Jersey sportsbook securing a 35% share of the early-stage market, the US division incurred a £15m (€17.4m/$19.7m) proforma EBITDA loss in 2018. A £10m contribution from TVG, FanDuel and Betfair Casino was offset by a £24m investment in the sports betting offering.This is down to significant marketing and customer acquisition spend, with the operator saying that prospective expected returns would significantly outweigh the acquisition costs.This means the sportsbook is likely to make a negative contribution in 2019, with Paddy Power Betfair admitting that it may take between 18 and 30 months post-launch to see a positive contribution from the vertical.Furthermore, US operating costs, excluding marketing, are expected to increase from £106m in 2018 to between £145m and £155m in 2019.Too much focus on the US? Analysts at Regulus Partners admitted that this was a “relatively big bet” on the market, albeit one on solid foundations, with strong state penetration, an extensive product range and based on in-house capabilities.Regulus noted that Paddy Power Betfair does not have exposure to the same risks as competitors William Hill (FOBTs) and GVC (FOBTs and dot.com activities). However, its core growth strategy appears to be contingent on the roll-out of sports betting regulation in the US.“This is not a bad bet (with a lot of patience), but not one that management is in much control of; moreover, given the level of interest in the US it is quite a crowded bet,” Regulus said.Paddy Power Betfair said it is in the process of identifying additional markets beyond its core territories, with plans to target “podium positions” through a combination of organic growth and M&A activity.“Successful execution of this strategy can ensure that the group capitalises on the global trend towards online regulation, increases its diversification and ultimately expands the number of core markets that generate sustainable cash flows,” the operator explained.Driving further into core territories  The US and new market focus will be complemented by a push to grow sustainably in core territories such as the UK, Ireland and Australia.In the UK, Paddy Power has been repositioned as a recreational brand, which has helped turn the brand around following years of decline. This, in turn, could allow Betfair to focus on avid betting customers as it looks to halt a decline in exchange betting revenue (down 2% in 2018).Exchange liquidity has been affected by Betfair withdrawing from international markets as a result of regulatory changes. By focusing on avid punters, it aims to acquire bettors who will use both the exchange and sportsbook products, positioning the fixed-odds offering as a product for dedicated customers, as opposed to Paddy Power’s recreational focus.“Bringing Betfair’s two products, value proposition and marketing strategy more closely together will take time but can significantly improve our positioning,” the operator said.This will be supported by efforts to expand Betfair’s international footprint. Currently, Paddy Power Betfair said, the brand’s international offering is “sub-optimal” in many areas, constrained by a lack of flexibility in the underlying product and technology.Tailored approach As a result there will be a focus on building a new “global” product that tailors its offering depending on each market, supported by regional promotional and marketing spend. The additional costs this will bring will be offset by leveraging Paddy Power Betfair’s scale and proprietary platform.“Successful execution of this strategy can enable us to increase the group’s international diversification, while continuing to ensure that the group’s overall profitability is not exposed to any material concentration of revenues within particular markets,” the operator explained. “The nature of the exchange liquidity ecosystem also means that growing international revenues can also improve the Betfair proposition within its core markets.”This will all be done under a new brand, with the operator to seek approval to rename the group as Flutter Entertainment at its Annual General Meeting in May.“This change will ensure our corporate name better reflects the increasing diversity of the group, which currently consist of six consumer-facing brands (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sportsbet, FanDuel, TVG, Adjarabet) with global operations across Europe, Australia, and the US,” it said.“The new financial year has started in line with our expectations. The acquisition of Adjarabet is further evidence that we are delivering against our strategy, and whilst there will inevitably be further regulatory challenges, we are excited about the growth opportunities ahead of us.”However, Regulus Partners suggested that the business still lacked strategic momentum.“For PPB to regain its strategic momentum, it needs to be able to grow the market in Europe and find ‘podium’ spots with more visible, attractive and sustainable fundamentals than Georgia, in our view,” Regulus said.“It is not yet clear to us how this will be achieved.” Email Address Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 6th March 2019 | By contenteditor Questions over PPB’s ‘big bet’ on the US market Paddy Power Betfair has set out a four-pillar strategy through which it aims to grow the business in 2019 and beyond, though analysts have questioned whether this leaves the operator over-reliant on regulatory progress in the US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) 2018 Prospectus

first_imgSeed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw)  2018 prospectus Company ProfileSeed Co International Limited is one of the leading certified seed companies authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in its markets. From years of intensive investment in R&D, the Company is involved in the breeding, multiplication and distribution of mainly hybrid seed varieties. Seed Co International Limited is primarily listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mayor Demings shares key updates on vaccinations, Eviction Diversion, rental assistance,…

first_img From the Orange County NewsroomFor the latest updates on COVID-19, visit the ocfl.net/vaccine.VACCINATIONSThe vaccination appointment portal for the Orange County Convention Center opened Monday at 9 a.m. In total, 6,800 vaccination appointments were booked, and the portal closed at 9:45 a.m.There is not a specified date yet for when the appointment portal will re-open. However, sign up for alerts at ocfl.net/vaccine in order to be notified when an opening date is announced. To date, over 75,000 vaccinations have been provided at the Orange County Convention Center.The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program has various participating pharmacies including Publix, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.  Information about locations and scheduling at a local retail pharmacy is available on Orange County’s vaccination webpage. Also, review their frequently asked questions.Know before you go:Convention Center vaccination site is only available for full time or part-time Florida residentsResidents must be 65+Bring your square QR code and your Florida ID, driver’s license or utility bill to demonstrate that you live in the State of FloridaCancel any unneeded appointments so other residents have the opportunity to receive the vaccineDo not show up at the vaccination site without an appointment.Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for registration information and to review frequently asked questions.For registration questions or help, contact 844-770-8548 or e-mail [email protected] WITH TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGESSeniors who have a vaccination appointment scheduled at the Orange County Convention Center and cannot find transportation, please contact the County’s helpline at 3-1-1 to arrange a free ride from LYNX. Scheduling transportation for appointments needs to be made 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.  Eligible residents must:Be 65+ and olderHave already obtained an appointment for a vaccine at the Orange County Convention CenterNot have a way to transport themselves to the Convention CenterThis is for the Convention Center vaccination site only.  For more information on transportation assistance, visit Orange County’s newsroom.COVID-19 EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM: CLOSES FRIDAYOrange County’s COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program will close on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Applications will still be processed after Feb. 19, but no new applications will be accepted past this deadline. For more information, visit ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion.Since the program’s launch in late August 2020, the Eviction Diversion Program has provided over $11 million dollars in assistance and helped over 3,600 individuals and families stay in their homes.EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Opens March 1Orange County is closing the Eviction Diversion Program to new applications in order to finish processing all the applications for the launch of Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which is slated to launch March 1. The new Emergency Rental Program has more than $33 million in federal funds to help with rent assistance for predominantly low-income and qualified residents.Program details for the new Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be posted at ocfl.net/EmergencyRentalAssistance.CANCEL UNWANTED APPOINTMENTSThe Florida Department of Health in Orange County urges residents who no longer need their vaccination appointments to cancel them. To cancel, log into your CDR HealthPRO account at patientportalfl.com and then go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that screen. For assistance, call 844-770-8548.For future appointment openings, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine to register your email or sign up for text alerts. Also, review our frequently asked questions.CONSUMER ALERTThe Office of Attorney General advises everyone not to post your CDC Vaccination Card on social media. This information can be used by scammers because it has you name, birthdate and vaccination location on it, which could be used for faking identities or creating fake vaccine documents.For more information, visit the Attorney Generals website.JURY TRIALSJury trials in Orange County resumed on Monday, February 15. Visit www.NinthCircuit.Org/jurors for reporting information.Because of the need for social distancing, please do not bring family members on your reporting date. Be sure to request to be excused if you have a valid COVID-19 reason or qualify for one of the excusals listed on your summons.VACCINE: MYTHS VS FACTSAs more COVID-19 vaccination sites open, it is important for everyone to know all the facts about the vaccine. We must all be wary of false and potentially harmful misinformation on the Internet or hearsay from gossip. Visit Vaccine Myths  to view a list of top vaccine myths.The myths vs. facts are also available in Spanish at ocfl.net/MitosSobreLaVacuna. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear center_img Please enter your comment! 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Hedge House / GKMP Architects

first_img Ireland Projects ArchDaily Architects: GKMP Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/418255/hedge-house-gkmp-architects Clipboard “COPY” 2010 Houses Hedge House / GKMP ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHedge House / GKMP Architects Area:  253 m² Area:  253 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hedge House / GKMP Architects photographs:  Alice ClancyPhotographs:  Alice ClancySave this picture!© Alice ClancyRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The new house is located on a wedge-shaped site on a Ranelagh mews lane. At the outset there was a small existing cottage at the eastern end. A privet hedge forms the boundary to the lane and there are also a number of native elm trees close to the southern boundary. The site adjoins a 1980s terrace of two-storey houses and is overlooked by the backs of the houses to the south.Save this picture!© Alice ClancyThe clients wanted a large family house with a generous garden. The house is located at the eastern end and is entered from a courtyard open to the laneway. The privet hedge is retained to give privacy to the garden. A new wall and car entrance are made at the western end with a path connecting back to the house.Save this picture!© Alice ClancyA mono-pitch roof mediates between the scale of the neighbouring houses and the garden. The south elevation is faceted and staggered to avoid overlooking and to allow the bedrooms to look west down the garden. The windows on the ground floor have over-hangs to screen them from the summer sun and from direct views of the neighbours. The living room has large sliding doors that view south-west over the garden. An upper-floor living space is accommodated in the section and looks down over the main living room through adjustable timber louvres. The brick fireplace serves as the central element of these two rooms.Save this picture!© Alice ClancyThe house is a very low energy (A-Rated) construction with a timber-frame clad in white bricks. The bricks are 50mm high, giving a denser and more horizontal quality to the walls. Iroko windows and iroko cladding are set flush with the outer face of the brickwork. The mono-pitch roof is finished in zinc, while the flat roof has a sedum covering. The house incorporates a Heat Recovery Ventilation System and a Rainwater Harvesting System that is used for the lavatories and washing machine.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessDas Aigner / Kleboth Lindinger DollnigSelected ProjectsNorman Foster Resigns from Moscow’s Pushkin Museum ExpansionArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Alice Clancy+ 13 Share CopyAbout this officeGKMP ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRanelaghHousesIrelandPublished on August 22, 2013Cite: “Hedge House / GKMP Architects” 22 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/418255/hedge-house-gkmp-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Ranelagh, Ireland Photographs “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Points of Light Award to Room to Reward founder

first_img  295 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Awards corporate Volunteers Points of Light Award to Room to Reward founder Advertisement Prime Minister Theresa May has awarded a Point of Light award to Nicolas Roach, founder of Room to Reward, for his charity’s work rewarding ‘hidden heroes’ with hotel trips.The charity rewards unsung volunteers and charity workers (‘hidden heroes’) with free stays in hotels, working with a network of hospitality partners.It has already recognised 110 hidden heroes from over 70 charities. These include a volunteer who has dedicated 27 years to his local lifeboat and a volunteer who has provided over 5,000 free meals to children in the school holidays.Room to Reward accepts nominations from charities to recognise individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to their cause.Points of Light awardsRoach and his charity are the 741st recipients of the Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers and people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. An award is made every day to someone somewhere in the country.Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Roach, saying: “Through ‘Room to Reward’, you are also recognising the unsung volunteers across the UK who are making exceptional commitments to charities. Your innovative idea is helping to reward their hard work, while providing them with fond memories they will treasure for years to come.”Roach says that he is receiving the award “on behalf of all of the team at Room to Reward”.He added: “Room to Reward is the hospitality industry responding by joining hands in a coordinated way and providing breaks to those who most deserve it. We are recognising those individuals who give so much when caring for others but often go unnoticed.”He thanked all the hotel partners “who are supporting the mission of turning an unsold room into something of huge value to our society.”Nominate for a Point of LightIf you know someone who deserves to be awarded a Point of Light you can recommend them to the Prime Minister via Points of Light.  296 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 11 September 2017 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Harlem, N.Y., meeting remembers Fidel: “The Legacy Continues”

first_imgA standing ovation given to Anayansi Rodriguez, Cuba’s ambassador to the United Nations, Feb. 4.At least 500 people jammed the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Cultural Center in Harlem, N.Y., on Feb. 4, to pay tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution, at an event entitled, “The Legacy Continues.” Gail Walker, executive director of IFCO (Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization)/Pastors for Peace, shared emcee duties with Malcolm Sacks of the Venceremos Brigade.Walker noted the event was being held on “hallowed ground,” the site where El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz — Malcolm X — was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965. Sacks called Fidel “a real example of a revolutionary leader.”At the podium was a large photograph of Malcolm X and Fidel laughing during their historic meeting at Harlem’s old Hotel Theresa in 1960. In the meeting hall, along with the historic site’s murals of Malcolm’s life was a beautiful banner with a portrait of Fidel painted by Carlito Rovira, a former member of the Young Lords.As people arrived, videos were played of Fidel being released from prison two years after the July 26, 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks, at the Granma’s landing on Dec. 1, 1956, and directing the first defeat of U.S. imperialism in the Western Hemisphere at Playa Girón (the Bay of Pigs) in April 1961.The Afro-Boricua Drumming and Dance Ensemble set the evening’s tribute in motion. Zayid Muhammad, revolutionary poet and organizer from Newark, N.J., gave a libation that evoked Caribbean revolutionaries Marcus Garvey, Pedro Albizu Campos and José Martí.Another video showed Comandante Fidel in the Sierra Maestra with his comrades Che Guevara, Celia Sánchez and Juan Almeida, a Black Cuban who became a commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces. Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chávez Frías were also seen with their friend Fidel Castro.There was also video footage of Fidel speaking at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in 1995 and at Riverside Church in 2000. Talking about his 1960 visit to New York, Fidel recalled he had said, “I’m going to Harlem. That’s where our best friends are.”The Honorable Anayansi Rodríguez, Cuban ambassador to the United Nations, said to audience members, “You are sisters and brothers.” She pointed out that Fidel made several trips to New York City before and after the Cuban Revolution’s triumph in 1959. The ambassador also spoke of Fidel’s love for the Rev. Lucius Walker, a sentiment which was visually displayed in a video where Fidel embraced his friend.Rev. Walker, Gail Walker’s father, founded Pastors for Peace. He died in 2010. He had been wounded by U.S.-backed contra terrorists seeking to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government in 1988. Two people in Walker’s group were killed.Video statements were played from South Africa, Angola and Namibia. Jerry Matthews Matjila, South Africa’s ambassador to the U.N., called Fidel “a great friend and ally.” Over 2,000 Cuban soldiers died fighting for African freedom against apartheid armies supplied by the Pentagon and Israel.Walker recognized Nguyen Phuong Nga, U.N. ambassador from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, who was in the audience. So was former political prisoner Sekou Odinga, a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army who spent 30 years in jail. Walker also acknowledged longtime Puerto Rican revolutionary Esperanza Martell, the Rev. Herbert Daughtry of the House of the Lord Church and James A. Forbes, senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church.Cuba: beacon of international solidarityDr. Joaquín Morante, a physician practicing in East Harlem, announced that Cuba had provided a free medical education to 145 doctors from the U.S. at the Latin America School of Medicine. He was one of them. “I stand amazed at what was accomplished,” said Morante, noting that Cuba trained 20,000 physicians from over 100 countries at the school. None paid a dime.Fidel pushed for the establishment of the medical school after thousands of people died following hurricanes in Central America and the Caribbean in the late 1990s. Walker mentioned that hundreds of Cuban medical workers fearlessly fought Ebola in Africa. Even former President Barack Obama had to praise them.While communist Fidel helped thousands of doctors to treat poor people around the globe, capitalist Uncle Sam has trained thousands of thugs at its “School of the Americas” to torture poor people.The tribute had many cultural presentations. Sala Cyril read a poem saluting Fidel by Zenzile Khoisan from South Africa. “Revolutionary Cuba is my second homeland,” declared Puerto Rican revolutionary Frank Velgara, who read a poem honoring Fidel. Velgara helped organize the tribute.World-renown jazz pianist Dayramir González and violinist Taitiana Ferrer performed. Cuban-born González said that at 16 he was able to travel the world. He warned people not to get sick in the U.S. since “health care and education are not a priority,” unlike in socialist Cuba.“Long live the Haitian and Cuban revolutions!” declared Ninaj Raoul, director of Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees. She said Haiti should have established Committees for the Defense of the Revolution like Cuba had done.‘Cuban people will protect Assata Shakur’Jaime Mendieta, the president of Casa de las Américas, also spoke of Fidel’s trip to New York following his release from prison in 1955. Fidel addressed 800 people to gain support for the July 26th Movement fighting the dictator Fulgencio Batista.Members of Casa de las Américas courageously aided the struggle against Batista and later defended the Cuban Revolution. Luis Miranda, longtime president of CASA who died in 2007, was wounded in New York City by Cuban counterrevolutionaries. The attackers were protected by city police.Anti-war activist Leslie Cagan, who received Cuba’s Medal of Friendship, reminded the audience that the event was being held on the anniversary of Amadou Diallo’s assassination in 1999. New York City cops fired 41 shots at the immigrant from Guinea.Larry Hamm, leader of New Jersey’s dynamic People’s Organization for Progress, helped wind up the program with a fiery speech: “U.S. imperialism has not been able to defeat the Cuban Revolution. We must end the blockade against Cuba. … To make revolution in the United States is the greatest tribute to Fidel.”Hamm strongly asserted, “We know the Cuban people will protect Assata Shakur,” referring to the Black revolutionary given asylum and trained as a doctor by Cuba.The program ended with drumming and dancing by Dr. Drum and Bomba Ya. Members of the audience joined in and danced in the aisles.In the beautiful printed program produced by the New York-New Jersey Cuba Sí Organizing Committee, Workers World Party declared: “Fidel will continue to inspire not only the Cuban people but the hundreds of millions around the world who yearn for liberation. A genuine Marxist Leninist, Fidel was able to stand up to the strongest imperialist power to create and build an independent socialist project right under the nose of the U.S.”Long live the memory of Comrade Fidel Castro! Long live the Cuban Revolution!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

State Climate Office says Planting Windows will be Tight

first_img By Andy Eubank – Apr 25, 2013 Indiana planting weatherApril showers in Indiana have come frequently and the result has been swelled rivers and streams, some flooded, and very wet farm fields leading to planting delays across the state. In fact at just one percent of the corn crop planted according to USDA’s Hoosier state report Monday, almost no corn is in the ground.The associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa says the coming days offer very little hope of drying fields.“We’ve had an awful lot of rain in April. We’ve had as much in one week as we normally get in the entire month across Indiana. Looking ahead just a little bit we won’t get as much rain, it won’t be quite as heavy, but it will be frequent enough that the top soils will be rewetted. And that is the problem.”Farmers will be overly anxious to get in the fields in the month May but for that to happen we’ll need not only a break in the rain, but a warm up too. Will we get it?“The picture is better as we go into May. The wet spell we think is going to slowly decrease, go away. Temperatures will increase back towards normal. So with the more normal temperatures, more normal rainfall, a typical May, I think we can expect that we will get back in the fields. Even though it’s a little bit delayed, planting will get done.”Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Rob Wasson’s view of the onset of May is that temperatures will warm above normal with spotty showers possible. The extended two week forecast has above normal temperatures for the state and slightly below average rainfall.State climatologist Dev Niyogi earlier this year had said planting could be delayed because of a wetter-than-normal trend and that Indiana could be in for some drying in the growing season, leading to a return to mild to moderate drought conditions across the state. He said that possibility has not changed.“We don’t have a dominant El Niño or La Niña this year, so the patterns we are seeing from wet to dry could become the highlight of the growing season,” Niyogi said.Source: Purdue Ag Communications SHARE Home News Feed State Climate Office says Planting Windows will be Tight Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE State Climate Office says Planting Windows will be Tight Previous articleApplications available for Indiana’s Agricultural Leadership Program Class 16Next articleSeed Consultants 4/26/2013 Market Update Comments with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/21

first_imgMarch 22, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 109, Miami 106 (OT)Oklahoma City 114, Houston 112New Orleans 113, Denver 108Boston 112, Orlando 96Chicago 100, Detroit 86Brooklyn 113, Washington 106Cleveland 116, Toronto 105Philadelphia 101, New York 100Dallas 132, Portland 92Phoenix 111, LA Lakers 94NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENew Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT)Tampa Bay 5, Florida 3Los Angeles 3, Vegas 1Nashville 4, Dallas 3 (SO)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLLoyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58Baylor 76, Wisconsin 63Houston 63, Rutgers 60Arkansas 68, Texas Tech 66Syracuse 75, West Virginia 72Villanova 84, North Texas 61Oregon St. 80, Oklahoma St. 70Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY (All Saints)

first_imgLAW ENFORCEMENT DAY — The students, faculty and staff of All Saints Catholic Academy honored family and friends who serve and protect in law enforcement. ×last_img

Election results could dictate the direction of gas prices

first_img Previous articleThree Fun Michiana Events To Enjoy While Social DistancingNext articleGrace College student, 20, didn’t die due to COVID-19 Network Indiana WhatsApp By Network Indiana – November 3, 2020 0 380 Facebook (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) The election could have an effect on the direction of gas prices in the coming days. It’s just hard to say what that effect could be.“It could be a volatile week to go along with the volatile year that it’s been. Now that there’s a concern that there could be a legal challenge to some of the election results is concerning markets due to the fact that it could slow down stimulus and a whole lot of things,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.President Trump has also signaled that he could fire Dr. Anthony Fauci from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Fauci is considered to be the nation’s top infectious disease expert.“That’s just another thing to contend with here. There’s a lot of pessimism with it. It’s a sign of a volatile cabinet and a volatile White House,” said DeHaan.That volatility could lead to higher gas prices. DeHaan believes all of this uncertainty means it may be better for you to fill up your gas tank sooner rather than later.“It may not be a bad idea to fill your tank probably by Wednesday. There’s no price hike on the radar yet. We could go a little longer for the next hike. It really just depends on the price of oil and overall markets. Right now, there’s a lot of anxiety in those markets, so keep an eye on it,” said DeHaan.DeHaan thinks even if there is a price hike, prices shouldn’t go a lot higher than $2 per gallon.“We are seeing some of the lowest prices in northwest Indiana. It’s $1.68 at one station in East Chicago, $1.70 in Schererville. There is one station in Indianapolis selling it for $1.69. Stations in Greenfield tend to be low. There are some stations there at $1.78,” said DeHaan.The increase in coronavirus infections has also kept demand low. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Election results could dictate the direction of gas prices Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more