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Man remanded for threatening neighbour

first_imgKhemraj Shaffy was on Friday remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a threatening language charge.Shaffy pleaded guilty to the charge and told the court that he was not aware of his actions since he was intoxicated when the incident occurred.The court heard that on June 3, 2018, the defendant used threatening language towards his neighbour Basil Persaud, and had already been placed on a court bond to keep the peace.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted and informed the court that Shaffy was charged previously and placed on the bond for a similar matter concerning the Virtual Complainant (VC).Magistrate Daly agreed with the prosecution, and remanded the man to prison. The matter will continue on June 15, 2018.last_img read more

Sprinters Shine On Final Day of MVC Championship

first_img Sunday Results Story Links Complete Results 4×100-Meter Relay6. Jackson, Coombe, Kester, Mendlik, 49.25 The field events also generated points for the women’s team again with school record holder Christina LeMunyon taking sixth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-1.75 (3.40m). Those performances helped the men’s team finish fifth in the team standings with 87.25 points, the program’s highest point total since 2005. UNI won the men’s title with 183.25 points. 1,500 Meters5. Tess Misgen, 4:34.39 4×100-Meter Relay1. Malau, Peka, Chier, Maguranyanga, 40.50 Malau, Peka, Chier, Maguranyanga opened the day by winning the 4×100-meter relay in 40.50. Triple Jump1. Cloud Masibhera, 49-1 (14.96m) The Bulldogs also collected a title in the men’s triple jump as Cloud Masibhera won the competition on his next to last jump with a leap of 49-1 (14.96m).  Print Friendly Version Later in the afternoon, Maguranyanga blizted past the field in the 200 meters to win in 21.31 followed by Peka in second (21.70) and Malau in fourth (21.70). The women’s team’s day on the track was highlighted by Victoria Coombe overcoming an early stumble to rally back and take fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.63. Coombe also teamed up with Sophia Jackson, Keaton Kester and Ellie Mendlik to take sixth in the 4×100-meter relay in 49.25 Sophomore Kundai Maguranyanga led an outstanding day for the men’s sprinters as he swept the men’s 100 and 200 meters to become the first Bulldog to do so since 1988 and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4×100-meter relay team. The two titles came after he won the 60 and 200 meters during the indoor season to give him four individual MVC titles this year. 4×400-Meter Relay7. Kearney, Coombe, Kester, Misgen, 3:59.47 Drake’s women’s team finished seventh in the team standings with Illinois State winning the women’s title. Individual Drake Men’s Results100 Meters1. Kundai Maguranyanga, 10.483. Aobakwe Malau, 10.654. Victor Peka, 10.686. Aaron Chier, 10.70 Discus 9. Lexie Chapman, 148-8 (45.32m)14. Katelyn Williams, 134-3 (40.93m) 4×400-Meter Relay8. Chier, Lechleitner, Enzugusi, Cozine, 3:32.37 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University track and field team’s men’s sprinters collected a total of 57 points with three titles to lead the Bulldogs on the final day of the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship. 200 Meters1. Kundai Maguranyanga, 21.312. Victor Peka, 21.704. Aobakwe Malau, 21.70 Maguranyanga won the 100 meters in 10.48 to be the first Bulldog to win the event since 2007 and just the fourth to do so in the last six decades. He was the first of four Bulldogs to score in the event as Aobakwe Malau was third in 10.65, Victor Peka was fourth in 10.68 and Aaron Chier took sixth in 10.70. Women’s Team Standings1. Illinois State, 191        2. Southern Illinois, 176      3. Indiana State, 132.50     4. Northern Iowa, 100.50   5. Missouri State, 75        6. Loyola (Ill.), 70      7. Drake, 348. Bradley, 31      9. Valparaiso, 4.5010. Evansville, 3.50  The men’s team also got points in the 400-meter hurdles as Angelo Romagna and Simon Perrotin turned in personal bests to finish fifth and seventh, respectively. By winning two events and leading another to a title, Maguranyanga was named the Championship’s Most Valuable Athlete. He is the first Bulldog to earn the award during the outdoor season in the award’s 19-year history. Individual Drake Women’s Results800 Meters5. Meghan Kearney, 2:12.46  The Bulldogs travel to Sacramento, Calif., next for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds May 23-25. 5,000 Meters11. Olivia Rogers, 17:20.8919. Rachel Selva, 17:44.3522. MyKaela Cole, 18:03.04 2019 MVC Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipMen’s Team Standings1. Northern Iowa, 183.25     2. Illinois State, 131.253. Indiana State, 129.25     4. Southern Illinois, 125.505. Drake, 87.25     6. Loyola (Ill.), 747. Bradley, 70        8. Valparaiso, 11.509. Evansville, 6  400-Meter Hurdles4. Victoria Coombe, 1:02.63 400-Meter Hurdles5. Angelo Romagna, 54.53 – PR7. Simon Perrotin, 56.89 – PR Pole Vault6. Christina LeMunyon, 11-1.75 (3.40m) 1,500 Meters7. Matt Cozine, 3:56.019. Kevin Kelly, 3:57.5211. Xavier Lechleitner, 4:02.32 Earlier in the day, a pair of fifth-place finishes in the distance events garnered more points for the Bulldogs. Tess Misgen turned in a fifth-place showing in the 1,500 meters in 4:34.39 followed by a personal best from Meghan Kearney in 2:12.46 to take fifth in the 800 meters.last_img read more

Sensory garden will be haven for blind learners

first_imgTheo Konqo (striped shirt) and Liyanda Kabani (white cap), learners from Zisukanya, in the sensory garden. (Images: Botanical Society of South Africa) Smell and touch will be the main senses the blind students at Zisukanya Early Childhood Development Centre in Cape Town will use to enjoy their new sensory garden.The Botanical Society of South Africa has launched the sensory garden at the Athlone School for the Blind for the young pupils from Zisukanya. It is a collaboration between MySchool, the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch and the Redhatters Bridge Club, and will be a place where the children can engage with nature through touch and smell instead of sight.The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community support programmes. It raises essential funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations through a system that encourages cardholders to swipe their cards at retail partners. In turn, these donate a percentage of the purchase value to the beneficiary of the buyer’s choice.According to the Botanical Society, the sensory garden will promote educational opportunities and exposure to biodiversity not only for the Zisukanya pupils but for the children at Athlone School for the Blind and their families, as well as for staff.“It is the first step in what the Botanical Society hopes will become a multi-functional garden – a place where the children can play freely, enjoy the tranquillity of nature and have picnics with their friends, family and school staff.”AN ON-GOING EFFECTZaitoon Rabaney, the executive director of the Botanical Society, believes this initiative will have an ongoing effect.“As the garden grows and develops the school aims to involve the learners in maintaining the garden at each stage,” Rabaney said, “such as supplying the kids with watering cans and spades to maintain it, creating a sense of awareness and responsibility, so it becomes a space that they don’t just visit, but nurture and develop.”Zoë Mjoli (striped cap) and Likuwe Mgweba from Zisukanya experiencing some of the plants in the garden.This project speaks to one of the 16 targets set out in South Africa’s Strategy for Plant Conservation, according to the Botanical Society. The strategy emphasizes the importance of plant diversity and the need for conservation incorporated into communication, education and public awareness programmes.“It has been great to support this project and play a part in creating a space for special needs learners,” said Pieter Twine, MySchool’s general manager. “The garden allows for students to express their sensory and learning capabilities with a hands-on approach, while also promoting the education of healthy eating and an environmental awareness.“In addition to donating funds towards the garden, MySchool donated two benches made out of recycled material to be placed in the garden for teachers and learners to enjoy outdoor lessons and during break.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Don’t give your storage away

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The markets continue to go nowhere. Corn exports are pacing slower than what USDA is forecasting but farmers aren’t selling. Beans earlier seemingly had upside potential due to South American weather, but couldn’t sustain it. Beans still have some potential in the short term if there is a weather scare in South America, but no one knows how much at this point.All too often farmers are too focused on cash prices and don’t pay enough attention to their storage expenses. However, if farmers want bigger premiums and profits, they need to think about grain marketing differently than “conventional” wisdom. This is especially true in years when grain prices are at or under breakeven points. Following illustrates mistakes many farmers make who don’t have 100% on-farm storage capacity.Often farmers make their first and maybe only sale before harvest for December or January delivery to capture some market carry premium while at the same time allowing them to core their bins during the winter. This makes perfect sense for farmers with 100% on-farm storage, but for farmers who don’t have full storage on their farm, it is usually a mistake.For example, during the past summer corn prices for harvest delivery were $4.10 while January delivery was $4.20. This means there was a 10-cent market carry premium for a farmer to hold their grain after harvest for two months (i.e. 5 cents per month). Seeing this premium farmers tend to sell some of their corn they intend to store at home thinking they are getting a good deal. But now (six months later) corn is under $3.50, and since these farmers don’t want to sell for that price, they pay storage fees at a commercial facility for likely 5 cents per month waiting for prices to increase.Put another way, these farmers wiped away all market carry profits from the original trade on grain storage fees waiting for higher prices on stored corn in a commercial facility. Many farmers could easily wait for six months looking for a rally in prices while incurring 30 cents in storage fees. In the end these farmers are 20 cents behind (i.e. 10 cents profit on original market carry sale on the stored bushels, less the 30-cent six-month storage fee on any unpriced grain in commercial storage).Obviously I understand the need to core bins in the winter and I appreciate that farmers are trying to secure market carry with January delivery. However, a better idea would be to sell grain for harvest delivery on that first sale and look to make more sales down the road. Because, many farmers can wait until February or even March to core their bins, this could provide another additional two free months of on-farm storage. This allows for even more time for prices to rally, and possibly even a basis bump. Thus, by waiting, farmers aren’t “giving away any storage.”It’s difficult for farmers without 100% on-farm storage to estimate their storage needs each year. That’s why I suggest hedging with futures. This allows for flexibility in deciding when, where and how much grain to move. Plus it leaves the option open to pick up market carry premium too. Flexibility in your grain marketing strategy and sometimes “going against the grain” will lead to increased profitability.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. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at jon@superiorfeed.com.last_img read more