Two attempted burglaries in Moville linked, confirm An Garda Siochana

first_imgGardaí are investigating the attempted burglary of goods from a public house in Malin Road in Moville on Monday morning. The break-in, which occurred at approximately 4:55am on Monday, was captured on CCTV.Three males, who wearing balaclavas and gloves, smashed in the front door of the premises, activating the alarm and they fled. Gardaí have confirmed they have linked another attempted burglary, which took place at 4:30am on Monday.Two males have been captured on CCTV, forcing entry through office windows after security bars were forced open.Both males were wearing gloves and had their face/head covered.Nothing was taken from either premise. Buncrana Garda is continuing their investigations into the incidents.If anyone has any information to offer that may assist with the investigation then please call Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Two attempted burglaries in Moville linked, confirm An Garda Siochana was last modified: July 31st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Conte on Vidal, Rodriguez, Spurs, Costa, Alonso and more

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his press conference ahead of his side’s game against Tottenham. Here is some of what the Italian had to say. Conte on his hopes for the transfer window“For sure there are some positions where, if we are able to find the right solution, it’s important to take that right solution.“But also I know the market is difficult. Finding the right player won’t be easy, but we are talking about it.”“I answer always in the same way. I don’t like to speak about players that are now playing with other teams. This is respect for players and also for the clubs.”On reports Chelsea want Ricardo Rodriguez and Arturo Vidal“I answer always in the same way. I don’t like to speak about players that are now playing with other teams. This is respect for players and also for the clubs.”On Marcos Alonso, who picked up a knockEmbed from Getty Images“He is available for tomorrow’s game and we do not have any injuries.”On his many attacking options“I like to have these type of problems. I like to have my players in good form and then to make the best choice for the game.“We have Pedro, Willian, Hazard and Costa and they are in good form – good shape.“I have to decide the starting 11 but I think you win the game in 95 minutes and it’s important to have all the players available and everyone playing well.”On facing Tottenham“To win 13 games in a row in this league is not easy – it’s very difficult. We are pleased about this and tomorrow we know we have a really tough game against Tottenham, which is a very strong team.“For this reason it’s very important to pay great attention and to try to continue our run. For sure it will be very tough. For me Tottenham are better than last season.”On Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino suggesting that neutrals want his team to beat ChelseaEmbed from Getty Images“I think every team wants to stop our run, not only Tottenham. But it you see the table you will see that we are only five points clear. The league is open and we are only just in the second half of the season.”On visiting White Hart Lane“I never played there. I watched a Europa League game against Fiorentina. The atmosphere was very good.” On Diego Costa admitting he wanted to leave in the summer“Diego told me: ‘I stay and I want to fight for this club – I want to fight for my team-mates and for this shirt’. I wasn’t concerned.“He has been showing great passion in the right way and we are happy about this – the club and his team-mates. He is focused on his game and that’s very important.”On adapting to life in England“When you change country and it’s new habits and a new language, you have to bring your philosophy. It’s not easy. It’s important to take time to work with your players.“If you think that you want to change everything, then you make a mistake. It’s important to concentrate on the most important things and then to try to change something and bring your methods.”On the future of John Mikel Obi“For now we haven’t any news.” See also:Tottenham v Chelsea: five key battles  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bumgarner hits two-run shot, gives up grand slam in loss to Dodgers

first_img“Tha … LOS ANGELES–There are details that paint a rosy picture of the way Tuesday’s game unfolded for the Giants.Madison Bumgarner hit a two-run home run and did not allow any earned runs in a six-inning stint against the Dodgers.Then there are the details that tell a much more complete story.In a brutal third inning in the Giants’ 6-5 loss, Bumgarner committed an error, walked the pitcher without throwing a strike and served up a two-out grand slam to Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger.last_img

Darwin Myths Debunked – By Darwinist

first_imgAn aura of legend has enveloped the memory of Charles Darwin.  To many, the white-bearded father of evolutionary theory was like a saint on a white horse, rescuing science from an age of superstition.  The true history is much more interesting.    Darwin Day is coming next February 12.  It marks Darwin’s 200th birthday and also the 150th anniversary of the publication of his Origin of Species.  The Darwin Exhibition, a multi-million-dollar display produced by the American Museum of Natural History (09/22/2005), is making the rounds of major museums, culminating in the 2009 Darwin Bicentennial year.    Hiram Caton (Griffith University, Australia) felt compelled to pen “Getting Our History Right” when he saw the “Exhibition’s devotion to the legend at the expense of fact.” Here are six mythbusting theses Caton defended in his article:Publication of the Origin was not a sudden (“revolutionary”) interruption of Victorian society’s confident belief in the traditional theological world-view.The Origin did not “revolutionize” the biological sciences by removing the creationist premise or introducing new principles.The Origin did not revolutionize Victorian public opinion.  The public considered Darwin and Spencer to be teaching the same lesson, known today as “Social Darwinism”, which, though fashionable, never achieved dominance.Many biologists expressed significant disagreements with Darwin’s principles.Darwin made little or no contribution to the renovation of theology.  His public statements on Providence were inconsistent and the liberal reform of theology was well advanced by 1850.The so-called “Darwinian revolution” was, at the public opinion level, the fashion of laissez-faire economic beliefs backed by Darwin and Spencer’s inclusion of the living world in the economic paradigm.Where did Hiram Caton print this Darwin-deflating piece?  Not in a creationist magazine, but in Evolutionary Psychology.1  (See 06/06/2008.)  He is no creationist; he just worries that distorting publicity can backfire.  “As a cadre who bear a public trust to get the facts right,” he ended, “we are obliged to correct misrepresentations directed to schools at a time when evolution is under challenge.  Besides, science history that includes the quirks, baseless claims, cheating, and battles is more engaging than the sanitized history meant to instill unquestioning acceptance.”1.  Hiram Caton, “Getting Our History Right: Six Errors about Darwin and His Influence,” Evolutionary Psychology, www.epjournal.net – 2007. 5(1): 52-69.What, exactly, are we supposed to be celebrating next year?  Ineptitude?  The gullibility of the public?  The power of fashionable ideas to distort history?  The inability of reasonable scientists with their significant disagreements to stop bad ideas at their onset?  Darwin Day can still be a worthy holiday if we make these the lessons.  We agree with Caton; first, we have to get the facts right.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Understanding how to capture market carry

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week the USDA report and the markets were uneventful. Farmers aren’t selling and corn export demand is pacing slow. Good weather conditions in South America eroded bean market premium. Understanding how to capture market carryI recently attended a grain marketing conference where the presenter discussed ideas for farmers to be more profitable in the current marketing environment. One suggestion mentioned was to sell the market carry (i.e. when the further future month is higher than the current future month). This is a popular recommendation trending right now, but it’s been something I’ve been advocating for years. It’s a relatively low risk opportunity for farmers to pick up additional premium and add profits to their bottom line. I think all farmers should be doing this.However, this strategy is often casually mentioned as something farmers should be doing with minimal detail and explanation. But in my experience, many farmers don’t really understand how to capture market carry effectively and the upfront planning and logistics required. In short, market carry can generally only be captured if the underlying crop is sold and usually is physically store in a bin on the farm. How does this work?Step 1 — Farmers need to first pick a price and sell their grain using futures.Step 2 — Farmers need to decide WHEN they will want to physically move their grain. This determines the month they will capture the carry from.Step 3 — Farmers need to choose WHERE they will move their stored grain (i.e. the actual location). This will allow them to set their basis.Farmers can use HTA (Hedge To Arrive) contracts, which would cover some of these steps. However. I prefer to keep my options and choices open until the very end on where I’m physically selling my grain. This allows me to not only take advantage of market carry, but also upside opportunities in the basis market too. ExampleLet’s say a farmer wisely sold corn when Dec ’17 futures were $4.15. This farmer could then “roll” that sale from Dec ’17 futures to July ’18 futures and capture 30 cents of market carry (averaged 5 cents per month), ending with $4.45 against July futures and physically selling his grain for delivery in either June or July. What if farmers aren’t 100% sold for their 2017 production?That’s the thing, I haven’t met any farmer with more than 50% sold for that $4.15. Most farmers are at best 20% sold for around $4. The rest is stored unpriced. So, it’s easy to recommend to farmers to add 30 cents to that $4 priced grain, resulting in $4.30 for summer delivery. But, what about the other 80% that is unpriced?Exactly. It’s very difficult to capture market carry effectively on that. The presenter in the meeting suggested that farmers sell July futures for $3.70, which was 30 cents higher than Dec futures that day. But, there aren’t many farmers who want a $3.70 sale against July futures because that’s below many farmer breakeven points. The presenter then suggested farmers should reown that sale by purchasing a July $3.90 call for 15 cents to allow for upside potential. The problem with buying those calls…As always there are three possible directions the market will go (up, down, sideways). So what are the possible outcomes of this trade:• Corn remains sideways or goes lower — The farmer is out the 15 cents to buy the call. So, instead of $3.70, the farmer is sold at $3.55 against July futures ($3.70 futures sale — 15 cents call purchase price). Interestingly, $3.55 was the same price as March futures that day.• Corn rallies 20 cents by May – This was what the presenter expected as the likely scenario. The call would then conceivably be worth 22 cents (a 7 cent net gain), meaning the sale would be $3.77 against July, which is still not above most farmer breakeven points, and this is maybe the best case scenario of this trade.To me this is a lose-lose marketing strategy. Why would farmers want to risk 15 cents to make only 7 cents? But what if prices rally more than 20 cents?Technically the upside is unlimited when buying calls and prices could rally more than 20 cents, but how likely is that? Even during the presentation, the speaker painted a very negative market outlook long-term, prior to recommending that farmers buy calls. If he really thought prices were unlikely to rally, then buying a call doesn’t seem prudent. In fact, if a farmer thought the market was likely to rally higher than 20 cents, it would actually be more profitable to wait and do nothing, than trying to capture the carry and spend any money buying a call. So, what are you doing?My preference recently has been to SELL call options and collect the premium in the short-term, waiting for the market to rally. I still need to price 85% of my ’17 crop, so I can’t afford to lose money on any options if the market stays sideways or worse goes lower. Instead, I’m collecting part of the carry now, by selling the call premium, and I still have the potential to collect more premium down the road. Obviously I don’t have downside protection doing this, but I don’t think I’ll need downside protection on my corn in spring and early summer. Historically, the seasonal trend is for prices to stay steady or rally during these times. Of course past performance is not indicative of future gains so I do have risk. Market ActionI’m hesitant to wait until next summer to collect all of my carry. Therefore, I prefer to spread my risk across multiple trades and months. By doing this I may be able to collect some market carry earlier. Following are two recent trades illustrating this. 2 — New Trades — Selling callsOn 12/1/17 when March corn was near $3.59 and on 12/4/17 when March corn traded to $3.55 I sold the following calls:Feb $3.55 call for 10 cents — expires Jan. 26 on 10% of my ’17 productionMar $3.60 call for 10 cents — expires Feb. 23 on 20% of my ’17 production. What does this mean?If corn is trading below the strike price (the price listed on each line) when these options expire I keep the 10-cent premium and add it to another trade later.If corn is trading above the strike price (the price listed on each line) when these options expire, I have to sell corn for the strike price PLUS I keep the premium, which means, I will have an average price of $3.683 between the two trades ($3.583 + 10 cents option premium). If this happens, I’ll then roll these March futures sales to July futures to pick up an additional 16 cents market carry. Ending with approximately $3.843 total. But what if prices rally? You’ll have missed out!Obviously, I don’t really want to sell any corn for $3.583 Mar futures. BUT if this happens, it means prices rallied, which is a great thing, because I can then sell more of my other unpriced corn at higher levels. And it’s not just 2017 productions’ unpriced grain that will increase, but 2018’s production too.When developing my marketing strategy, I’m not worried about missing out on unforeseeable rallies. I’m much more concerned if prices DON’T rally and I have to sell substantial amounts of my corn at unprofitable levels. That’s why I’m “manufacturing” prices right now that get me to profitable levels.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

Table Mountain Travel Bug® Hotel – GC31WXR – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 17, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedNottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community”Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel (GC31WXR) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 2, 2016In “Community”This hotel is full of bugs. — Travel Bug Plaza Hotel & Suites (GC3JQQ1) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 1, 2014In “Community” A very organized TB HotelTrackable Week highlights a Travel Bug® haven where TBs check-in and check-out with ease. You can find an outstanding example of one of these locations in South Africa. The Travel Bug Hotel is sure to take your geocaching adventures to new heights. Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel (GC31WXR) in Cape Town is the cache to log, drop off, and retrieve Travel Bugs from all over the world.You might even see a localLocated on top of the city’s iconic mountain, the difficulty 1, terrain 1 traditional cache is quite the attraction. Geocachers can hike up the mountain or take a cable car to get to the hidden treasure. Not only is this a safe and secure cache that requires a code to be opened, it also comes with an incredible view.Visited by millions of tourists each year, this ancient mountain has also attracted nearly 250 geocachers to summit for a chance to look for the cache. Treasure hunters from 33 different countries awarded this creative and well-organized treasure 55 Favorite Points in just one year.Checking inThe cache page provides fun facts about the location, but the logs and pictures submitted by geocachers describe incredible experiences.CapeDoc was inspired to create a cache on Table Mountain when he visited this area not too long ago. He says, “I noticed the amazing international blend of people on the top of the mountain. It struck me that it would be a great place for a Travel Bug hotel. The cache fits my philosophy: good listing + interesting hide + awesome location = great cache.”Geocachers who logged this cache agree. One cacher writes, “A very nice TB hotel with lots of travelers waiting to be taken to their respective destinations. With this being such a popular tourist destination, I’m sure this one will become one of the most visited caches in SA. TFTC!”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com. View from the mountainShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

All You Have Is Time

first_img“I don’t have time.”You’ve said those words. So have I. You think that you don’t have enough time quite often too, don’t you? But the one thing you do have is time. And you have enough time, too. You may be missing something else.What you may be lacking is enough time to do all the things to which you have committed yourself and your time. You may have said “yes” to too many small things that are now crowding out what’s really important. We always find time for what believe is most important—even when most of the time what we perceive to be important now isn’t important long-term. Enough time is a question of your values and your priorities.You may also not enough courage to say “no” when people make requests of you. It’s tough to tell people “no,” especially when you have the ability to help them. It takes a certain level of confidence and comfort in one’s own skin to say “no.” Lacking this courage is one reason you may feel you don’t have enough time.A lack of energy can make you feel as if you have a lack of time. You might feel that you can’t get up and exercise or write or read or pray because you don’t have the energy. You might feel as if you need the sleep. But getting up and doing any of these things can change your life and positive ways that are hard to imagine. And more than a few of them will multiply your energy.You have enough time now to do all kinds of things. Looking at a short time, you can feel the stress of not having enough of it. To straighten out your perception of not having enough time, you have to look at longer periods. You aren’t going to have enough time to do all of the things you want to do, contribute all you want to contribute, and spend time with the ones you love. At some point in the future, you are going to wish you had more time.To avoid wishing for more time later, you need to make better decisions about what you do with your time now. All you have is time. What will you do with it? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Eat Their Lunch Audio Book Available Worldwide

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Get Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away From Your Competition as an Audio BookFor the last couple years, people who live outside the United States have complained to me that my books are not made available in their countries. The reason the first two books, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need and The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales are unavailable is that the company that bought the audio rights only bought the rights to sell the book in the United States.When you sell the rights to your book, your publisher sells the rights to translations and the audio books. As the author, you don’t have any control or influence on the process.I have long argued that audio books are critical to salespeople, sales managers, sales leaders, and entrepreneurs, since they often find themselves in their car or on an airplane, and because they are success-oriented and focused on their personal and professional development, they want to leverage the time they spend commuting improving themselves.Penguin Random House Audio bought the rights to Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away From Your Competition, making the audio book available worldwide. If you want to listen to the book on audio, you can find a list of retailers here.last_img read more

Business Blog: What Is The Best Time Of Day To Post?

first_imgI posted some thoughts of mine previously that were triggered by some statistics from Technorati, a leader in tracking, rating, and searching for the blogosphere.  I relooked at their statistics with the goal of sharing some additional thoughts around . Originally published Nov 10, 2006 12:19:00 PM, updated October 18 2015 starting a business blog I’m curious to hear if anyone else out there has seen similarly good results around blogs posted around 11am… Further evidence that 11am is the best time to post comes from HubSpot’s  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack we use to find all kinds of  interesting correlations between activities and results. For example, in the attached view, our best 5 posts (most visitors) were A (10:32am), G (11:39am), I (10:58am), N (11:32am), and Q (11:00am). Our worst 5 posts were C (6:11pm), D (1:38pm), H (1:46pm), O (12:30pm), and P (3:56pm). The five best were all within 39 minutes of 11am while the five worst were all in the afternoon. This feels like an arbitrage opportunity to me. the right time of day analytics tool — Brian Halligan. I often have wondered and have tried to test a bit when the best time to post a blog article was to increase your likelihood of getting into the social bookmarking sites and hitting some kind of tipping point.  Our readership is all over the world, but the most readers are on the east and west coast of the United States.  Based on what I see in the Technorati graph (horizontal axis is PST), I think 8am PST (11am EST) is the best time to post.  It is at a daily posting low for English language sites, so it will not get as much competition, but it also overlaps with the morning of both east and west coasters who I suspect are in the habit of reading their blog entries in the morning. to post a blog article with my cofounder, but I figured they were relevant to anyone out therelast_img read more

A Holiday Wish: May All Your Conversions Be High [Video 3]

first_img And more qualified leads! We wish you a high conversion! Webinar: Always Be Testing: 10 Tips For Increasing YourLead Conversion Rate A valued call to action We wish you a high conversion! Lyrics We wish you a high conversion! Originally published Dec 21, 2009 10:29:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Downloadthe free webinar We wish you a high conversion! We wish you a high conversion! Tweet this Merry Marketing Carol! Topics: Video Creditscenter_img Good prospects you’ll bring for your sales team kin Is a landing page win! Producers: @ repcorand @ shaxxon And more qualified leads! to for tips on testing, measuring, andanalyzing your marketing programs to improve your lead conversionrate. We wish you a high conversion! Conversion Rate Optimization May your 2010 marketing be merry! Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Learn how to convert website visitorsinto leads with calls to action and landingpages HubSpot Singers: Common Sound What is on every B2B marketer’s Holiday list this year? An increased traffic to conversion rate while maintaining (or improving!) lead quality, of course!last_img read more