DONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN BARS TO GIVE CUSTOMERS SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

first_imgSOME of county’s best-known bars have come together to launch a unique initiative to offer their customers a unique Donegal experience.The 11 bars aim to offer the best of local produce and drinks under a promotion called Donegal Good Food Taverns.These bars intend to source as much local produce as possible for their menus, bringing the customer great quality food and drink such as local oysters, meat from local butchers, locally grown vegetables and Donegal produced beverages such as Tir Connell whiskey and McDaid’s soft drinks. Donegal Good Food Taverns have created a trail through delightful Donegal, and each tavern is instantly recognizable thanks to its trusty Toucan trademark adorning the outside of each bar.By creating a trail through Donegal to each bar, the bars aim to guarantee the customer live music every night at some point along the trail.Coupling this with Donegal’s breathtaking scenery and a host of activities available in the vicinity of each bar, Donegal Good Food Taverns offer a feast for the senses!There are eleven bars currently involved. They are; Nancy’s Bar, Ardara22 Main Street, KillybegsThe Village Tavern, MountcharlesDawros Bay, RosbegThe Tavern, Kilclooney Leo’s Tavern, CrollyThe Beachcomber, RathmullanThe Bayview Bar, DungloeThe Lobster Pot, Burtonport The Travellers Inn, Milford.The initiative will be launched in Nancy’s Bar, Ardara on Monday next, May 16th at 6.30pm with refreshments for all.The campaign will be launched by UTV’s Joe Mahon of Lesser Spotted Ulster fame.EndsDONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN BARS TO GIVE CUSTOMERS SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT! was last modified: May 10th, 2011 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:Donegal Good Food Tavernslast_img read more

Chelsea v Swansea line-ups: Hazard and Azpilicueta left out, four Blues changes, Swans man out

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte has made four changes for the game at Stamford Bridge, where Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta are substitutes.Cesc Fabregas has been recalled to the side and there are also starting places for Antonio Rudiger, Willian and Pedro.Swansea, who are unchanged, are without defender Federico Fernandez because of a family bereavement.On-loan Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham is ineligible to play against the Blues.Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro.Subs: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Ampadu, Moses, Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Hazard. Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Roque Mesa, Ki, Carroll, Sanches, Ayew, Bony.Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Clucas, Fer, Dyer, Routledge, McBurnie. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Business excellence to be recognised and rewarded at 5th South African Premier Business Awards

first_imgThe 5th South African Premier Business Awards will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African, on the 30 January 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre.Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa with past winners, the management team of Hazelton Pumps. (Image: SA Capital Equipment Export Council)Johannesburg, 22 January 2018 –  Members of the media are invited to attend the awards ceremony of the fifth South African Premier Business Awards where South African business excellence will be recognised and rewarded. The ceremony will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African under the theme Rewarding Business Excellence:DATE       :    Tuesday, 30 January 2018VENUE    :    Sandton Convention Centre, JohannesburgTIME       :    18h30Thirty companies will be vying for top honours in ten categories which include Black Industrialists Award, Manufacturer Award, Play Your Part Award, Proudly South African Member Company Award, SMME Award, Woman Owned Award and Young Entrepreneur Award. The awards are sponsored by Tsogo Sun, Old Mutual, Wits Business School and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies the awards recognise business excellence and celebrate enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.Journalists who will be covering the event are requested to RSVP by Wednesday, 24 January 2018 to Charles Mnisi via email: [email protected] or telephone on 012 394 1721/072 523 4886 or Ntombi Ntanzi on [email protected] or (011) 712-5071/081 704 1488.More information on the South African Premier Business Awards, visit: www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za or call 0861 843 384.To set up interviews, please contact:Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Mobile: +27 (0) 81 704 1488Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

The case for corn price rally potential

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCThe March corn futures have been range bound for the last 150 days, usually staying within a tight trading range of $3.70 to $3.90. March corn was only above $3.90 for 3 days during that time, and over the last 100 days, March corn has traded below $3.70 for only 3 days.This lack of movement is clearly illustrated in only a 10-cent range for the closing prices of March corn on the last 8 Fridays:1/18 – $3.811/11 – $3.781/4 – $3.8312/28 – $3.7512/21 – $3.7812/14 – $3.8412/7 – $3.8511/30 – $3.78.Current corn fundamentals paint a picture from a macro level that suggests realistic expectations for higher corn price potential. Global position: U.S. corn is the lowest priced corn globally based on prices today. U.S. corn is about 5 cents lower than Argentina and 15 cents below the Ukraine. Upcoming planting acre estimates: Corn needs nearly 3 to 4 million additional acres planted in 2019. Currently the new crop corn/bean ratio is 2.36 : 1. While this should encourage farmers to switch a small number of bean acres to corn, it might not be as much as was assumed was possible two months ago. The wet fall could have prevented some acres from getting the necessary fertilizer or fall field work done when prices were much more favorable to plant corn. Carryout: March corn is trading 30 cents higher today versus a year ago. Last year saw March corn rally 30 cents from this date forward when the carryout was reduced from 2.3 billion at harvest time to 2 billion as the year continued on. Currently the carryout is projected at 1.78 billion and may be reduced to 1.7 billion pending the final yield number from the USDA. Even if the carryout isn’t lowered further this will still be the lowest carryout in 4 years. Demand: Corn demand has been steady the past couple of months. Exports continue to be strong, feed demand has been steady, and the ethanol grind has maybe only slowed a little. There is a good chance all three will offset each other to keep demand the same or maybe even generate a slight increase. Still, until the government can reopen to provide production and usage information, everyone is in the dark.Overall corn has several positive fundamentals going into spring, which could mean good news down the road for farmers. If China would start buying a little corn to offset the trade imbalance, which has been discussed in the trade, the news for farmers could be even better. Does fertilizer buying correlate with corn selling?Several farmers throughout the Midwest asked for my thoughts on selling corn when making fertilizer purchases for their 2019 crop. Evidently these farmers had been approached by fertilizer sales teams trying to show a correlation between corn and fertilizer prices and how they should sell some of their corn when they buy their fertilizer.I don’t have the details of the sales pitch the farmers were given to give any advice there. However, I can look at the effects of purchasing fertilizer on farm operation budgets as well as the correlation between corn and fertilizer prices. Comparing fertilizer and corn prices the same wayIn most years fertilizer prices don’t change more than $100 per ton year over year. While $100 per ton may sound like a lot, the price per acre is low and usually only amounts to about 11 cents per bushel at most on the budget. I calculate all farm operation budgets on a cost per bushel, so prices are comparable to each other (i.e. apples to apples). That small of an effect on the cost of production doesn’t compare to the more than 85-cent range that corn futures had during the last growing year.There are many things that can affect fertilizer prices, here are just a few:Fertilizer production inputs are a major factor. For example, natural gas is the main ingredient in many fertilizers, so big shifts in natural gas prices can change the demand structure. But, there are also substitute fertilizers not containing natural gas that could increase or decrease production to offset big price adjustments.Acre shifts could have an impact, but a change bigger than 5% in either direction is rare. While a 5% shift could send an initial price spike or dip in the short-term, the impact long-term should be minimal.Seasonally fertilizer prices have highs and lows pending demand. Just as there are seasonal trends for corn that would suggest that prices will be the lowest at harvest there seems to be a season pattern to fertilizer that happens when farmers aren’t usually applying the product. Usage correlation between fertilizer and cornThe total tonnage of fertilizer used per acre is 20 to 70 times less than the total tonnage of grain harvested from the same acre, depending on the type of fertilizer applied. So, I don’t see how this would be a relationship between the price of either commodity. The sheer size difference is just too big to be relatable. Plus, in reviewing historical data, I couldn’t find any type of trend to support a price correlation between the two commodities.So no, I wouldn’t adjust my corn marketing strategy to align with my fertilizer purchasing. They are different commodities with separate and independent price fluctuations. Instead, I would just buy fertilizer when it looks like the right price at the time of year it makes sense for my operation. And I don’t see any reason to sell some corn, just because I bought fertilizer on the same day. Please email [email protected] 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. 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.last_img read more

Comboy, FEU rule first UAAP 3×3 tournament

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWendell Comboy caught fire when it mattered the most, towing Far Eastern University to the first ever UAAP Season 80 men’s 3×3 basketball title with a 21-13 victory over University of the East Sunday at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.The third-year point guard uncorked 10 points, while perfectly partnering with Richard Escoto for the title-clinching bucket with 2:06 remaining as the Tamaraws ruled the men’s tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Meanwhile, NU displayed their dominance in the halfcourt, topping Adamson, 15-6, to reign in the women’s division.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsRia Nabalan carried the Lady Bulldogs with seven points, while Afril Bernardino got four markers.Jack Animam added three points, while Annick Tiky had one in the victory.The Lady Falcons went to Nathalia Prado, who had three markers in the runner-up finish.NU eviscerated Ateneo, 10-5 in its Final Four date, while Adamson downed UST, 15-8 to set up the titular clash.ADVERTISEMENT UE upsets Adamson for 1st win Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Escoto had five markers, Ken Tuffin got four points, while Michael John Casiño got a pair for FEU.Alvin Pasaol put the Red Warriors on his shoulders with 10 points in a losing effort.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutComboy’s hot streak wasn’t only prevalent in the finals as he was also pivotal in the Tamaraws’ 15-12 win over La Salle in the Final Four.The Red Warriors, on the other hand, rode Pasaol to clinch its ticket to the finals with a 19-16 thriller over National University.last_img read more

CITY POOLS WILL SOON CLOSE FOR THE SUMMER

first_imgSIOUX CITY’S MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOLS ARE WINDING DOWN THEIR SUMMER SEASON.THE LAST DAY FOR LEWIS POOL IN MORNINGSIDE WILL BE THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH.THE LEIF ERICKSON POOL’S FINAL DAY FOR SWIMMING WILL BE TUESDAY, AFTER THE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ACTIVITY THERE.THE RIVERSIDE AQUATIC CENTER WILL REMAIN OPEN DAILY FROM 1PM UNTIL 7PM THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH.A POOCH PADDLE WILL BE HELD THERE THE EVENINGS OF AUGUST 20TH AND 21ST FROM 5PM UNTIL 7PM.last_img