SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors guard Stephen Curry grimaced in pain as he lay on the floor, grabbing his left hand. It was three-and-a-half minutes into the third quarter and the Warriors trailed the Phoenix Suns by 29 points, but things were about to get a lot worse. It was discovered that Curry broke his left hand.The Warriors (1-3) lost to the Suns (3-2) 121-110 in Wednesday’s game at Chase Center, … Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery and video on your mobile device.
21 April 2005Spaniards will be buying South African in May and June after a deal was struck with Spanish retail group El Corte Ingles and SA’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that will result in immediate export orders worth about R30-million.El Corte Ingles will run its South Africa Month from 21 May to 11 June, selling SA products in 72 of its stores across Spain and Portugal.The products will range from arts, crafts, clothing, hand-painted tableware and beaded items to jewellery, African-inspired ceramics, art deco and music.The group will also promote South Africa as a tourist destination in both its in-store and franchised travel agencies.El Corte Ingles, Spain’s third-largest company, has 70 department stores and 30 hypermarkets throughout Spain and Portugal. The company is renowned for innovation, and sells a broad range of products, including textiles, hardware, groceries and houseware.“This project will result in immediate export orders to the value of approximately R30-million, and for some of the businesses involved it will also result in long-term orders from El Cortes Ingles”, Hendricks told journalists in Pretoria on Thursday.Spanish Ambassador to South Africa Miguel Mazarambroz said that while Spain and South Africa were far apart geographically, “if we deepen our knowledge of one another, we will all gain”.The striking of the deal came after discussions dating back to 2003, when El Corte Ingles approached Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Lindiwe Hendricks and Deputy President Jacob Zuma while they were visiting the country.The DTI, in partnership with SA trade missions and through its export assistance programmes and grants, will be on hand to help debutant SA exporters meet El Corte Ingles’ demands for high quality, uniquely styled products.In 2004, during a similar promotion involving the Spanish retailer, some small businesses that had been identified as potential suppliers were unable to meet the required quantities, and also struggled with the strengthening rand.“We need to confront these issues so that in our interventions we are able to work with businesses to address issues of quality, design and production efficiencies”, Hendricks said.Source: BuaNews read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Bearish.That one word wraps up today’s numbers for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Not only were the yield estimates for both corn and soybeans higher than July, they are much higher. The trade had expected production, yield, and ending stocks to be declining for corn and soybeans. They did not. USDA estimated the corn yield at 168.8 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from July. The trade had expected ending stocks to drop about 175 million bushels. Instead, they rose 113 million bushels to 1.713 billion bushels. Corn production was estimated to be 13.686 billion bushels, up from last month’s 13.530 billion bushels. Soybean production was pegged at 3.916 billion bushels, compared to last months 3.885 billion bushels, and up 31 million bushels. The trade has been talking for weeks about soybean ending stocks moving lower. They came in at 470 million bushels, up from last months 425 million bushels. Traders had expected ending stocks to drop to 301 million bushels.Prior to the USDA report at noon corn and wheat were up 5 cents with soybeans down 7 cents. Shortly after the report corn was down 21 cents, soybeans down 53 cents, and wheat down 14 cents.Ahead of today’s supply and demand report the market has seen lots of price volatility. Monday brought double digit gains across the board for grains on supply concerns. Tuesday most of those gains were erased with demand concerns, largely for US corn and soybeans exports. Todays USDA report will be the first surveyed report as reporters comb thousands of fields across the country in efforts to best determine corn and soybean yields. For corn they will be looking at stalk counts. Numerous reports since planting took place comment that producers were pushing the envelope pretty hard in orders to get seed counts per acre moving higher. Later in September USDA will be looking at ear weights as part of the surveys they conduct. With soybeans the reporters are looking at pod counts.This year has been an especially difficult year to get an accurate number of acres for corn and soybeans with all of the flooding problems that took place. It was not just a large area for one state that rains played a role. Instead, it was many areas in many states. Missouri in particular was hardest hit with soybean plantings held up for weeks. Going back to late June there were nearly five million acres yet to be planted to soybeans. Again most of that was in Missouri. Yet indications suggest it will be just Indiana where soybean acres will again be surveyed. Shortly after the June 30 acres and stocks report many had thought that the soybean acres would be surveyed in three states, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. Closer to home in Ohio, northwest Ohio had many counties where rains played a role in corn and soybean acres not getting planted. It is no wonder that some have said we may not see a really good acres number until the final report for 2015 production comes out in January 2016.Prior to the report many had thought that the numbers would be bullish for soybeans and neutral for corn. Traders were looking for U.S. corn production to be 13.327 billion bushels, down 200 million bushels from the July report. In addition, they estimated the U.S. corn yield to be 164.5 bushels per acres, down from 166.8 bushels in July. Traders had estimate soybean production would decline with at lower yield of 44.7 bushels per acres compared to the July estimate of 46 bushels per acre.The take home from today, the report was bearish without a doubt. Traders and producers were expecting lower yields and lower ending stocks. That did not happen and the markets will close lower today. It may not be immediately seen but there is one more take home for the day, another short phrase to remember. Uncertainty and price volatility. With so many not seeing the high yields that USDA published, many will now be saying, “Show me, show me the yields are there.”It is going to be a most interesting time for the grain markets in the next two months. read more
After the ban on mechanised and motorised fishing was lifted on June 15, traditional fishermen of Rushikulya rookery on Odisha coast have alleged that their fish catch has reduced drastically.The fall in fish catch has become a major worry for these fishermen of Ganjam district coast.During the ban period, around 12,000 fishermen, living between Prayagi and Sunapur, used their traditional boats to catch fish. “Usually fishermen wait for the ban to end to get a good catch. But this year, for some reason the fish seem to have gone far away from the coast deep into the sea,” said Buguru Rajendra of Podampeta village.In the past, fishermen used to travel about 8 km into the sea to get a good catch. “But this year, we have to travel more than 12 km, which is increasing the cost of fishing. And the catch is also not good,” said P. Simadri, president of the Ganjam district’s Traditional Fish Workers’ Union. As going deep into the sea is not viable for traditional motorised boats, around 40% of fishermen of Rushikulya rookery and its adjoining areas are not venturing into the sea, he added.No prized catchFishermen are also complaining that they are not getting high-value fish like tuna or bhekti, which is hurting their income. Earlier, they used to earn around ₹12,000 in each trip. But this year, it is almost 50% of the expected catch. read more
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