Public viewing areas for President-elect Jacob Zuma’s inauguration

first_imgTHE inauguration of South Africa’s President-elect, Jacob Zuma, will take place at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Public viewing events have been arranged across the country so South Africans can watch the ceremony. Last year Zuma appointed an inter-ministerial committee to plan for the inauguration ceremony, to take place on 24 May 2014.“We are satisfied with the progress made thus far. The logistical arrangements are proceeding well and we look forward to an exciting and successful inauguration ceremony,” said acting minister in the Presidency, Nathi Mthethwa.Public viewing events will take place at these venues in each of the provinces:Eastern Cape: Local Municipality Venue Nelson Mandela Bay, Uitenhage area Kamesh Blue Crane Route Municipality Cookhouse Buffalo City Metro, East London area Duncan Village Mnquma Qhina Village, Centane Inkwanca Molteno Town Hall Senqu Sterkspruit Ntabankulu Lunzwane VillageFree State: Local Municipality Venue Dihlabeng Bohlokong Community Hall – Bethlehem Moqhaka Matlwantlwang Community Hall – Steynsrus Tswelopele Phahameng Community Hall – Bultfontein Mohokare Rolleathunya Community Hall – Rouxville Mangaung Metro Glen Community Hall – BloemfonteinGauteng: Local Municipality    Venue Mogale City Smokedown Informal settlement, Krugersdorp Tshwane Filadelfia Secondary School for the Disabled: Soshanguve Ekurhuleni Mary Moodley Place of Safety: BenoniLimpopo: Local Municipality Venue Lepelle Nkumpi Lebowakgomo Stadium Modimolle Northam Community Hall Tzaneen Bulamahlo TSC Thulamela University of Venda Tubatse Mapodile TSCKwaZulu-Natal: Local Municipality Venue Richmond Richmond Town Hall Ubuthlebezwe To be confirmed Clermont Archie Gumede Thusong Service Centre Ndwewdwe Johnny Makhatini Civic Centre Emadlangeni Bensdorp Town Hall Umhlabuyalingana Mbazwana Library Auditorium Emnambithi Ladysmith Municipality Ezakheni uLundi LM James Nxumalo CollegeMpumalanga: Local Municipality Venue Thembisile Hani Kwaggafontein Community Hall Mkhondo Eziphunzini Community Hall Bushbuckridge Shatale Community HallNorth West: Local Municipality Venue Moses Kotane Mogwase FET College Ratlou Setlagole Community Hall Kagisano Molopo Kgokgojane Thusong Service Centre Ventersdorp Tshedimosetso Thusong Service CentreNorthern Cape: Local Municipality Venue Gasegonyana Kuruman Umsobomvu ColesbergNamakhoiSpringbok taxi rankMierUpingtonWestern Cape: Local Municipality Venue Matzikama Vredendal North Thusong Centre Drakenstein Mbekweni Thusong Centre Hall Theewaterskloof Gerald Hall (to be confirmed) Bitou Piesang Hall Beaufort West Beaufort West Recreation Hall City of Cape Town (Ward 29) Mamre Community Hall More resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit SouthAfrica.info and Media Club South Africa for further resources that can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa. Join the conversationFollow Brand South AfricaTell us how you Play Your PartFacebook: www.facebook.com/BrandSouthAfricaFacebook: www.facebook.com/PlayYourPartTwitter: @Brand_SATwitter: @PlayYourPartSAWebsite: www.brandsouthafrica.comWebsite:  www.playyourpart.co.za ContactFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Sandisiwe GugushePublic Relations International: Brand South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122 Mobile: +27 (0) 73 126 9128Email: sandisiweg@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Corn basis strategy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CornThe Tuesday USDA report didn’t hold any surprises last week. However, the Monday afternoon report showed farmers planted 40% of acres in one week. Some Chicago analysts say there is a downside to this quick corn planting. Weather within days of July 1 now becomes extremely critical for pollination across the Midwest. Weather variances in this single week could swing the national bushels per acre by five, or corn futures from $3 to just short of $5. So much money could be made if we knew what the weather would be in just that one week. Preliminary El Nino reports indicate good weather is a higher probability than bad in early July.On Thursday last week wheat rallied 30 cents on rumors Russians are going to stock pile grain and freeze potential in the Dakotas. Speculators have a huge short position on, so when they go to cover those positions the market gets very volatile. If something spooks corn speculators, we could see a similar type of rally. But, no one knows what would be that spark right now. SoyeansThe USDA estimates 350 million carryout bushels in 2015, which is more than double what is considered adequate. The USDA is predicting 500 million bushels next year. If this happens, it would be extremely burdensome to the market, and would likely cause prices to drift to $8. This is why beans do not have a lot of potential for price rallies. Lack of farmer selling is probably the most bullish story out there right now. Corn basis strategyBasis is the spread between the CBOT futures price and the cash price paid locally for corn. Basis represents the demand for grain in any area of the country (or world). It increases or decreases at each location based on grain demand or movement.For example, if farmers are not selling grain, an end user’s only choice to get the grain they need is to increase the basis. Conversely, if farmers are selling a lot, demand by end users decreases, so they can bid lower than the CBOT (slowing the pace of grain movement). This is why it is so important farmers watch the basis AND the CBOT futures prices. It’s also why we seldom if ever see corn basis and futures prices hit highs at the same time.Many farmers have the “deer in the headlights” approach to selling their remaining old crop as futures prices have fallen the last few weeks. They are frozen with fear. Many think if they wait it out the price will rally (which has happened in some recent years). This collective holding strategy has allowed basis prices to rally some. But, end users know farmers are holding on to a lot of bushels that need to be moved before new crop is harvested. It’s just unclear when farmers will sell.This “holding” is scaring some end users that there won’t be enough coverage for their next two months’ needs, so they are putting on coverage right now. This has increased basis the last few weeks. If futures were to rally though, the basis would likely fall because farmers would sell their old crop. Eventually corn will have to be sold, when it does, basis will collapse.This week I advised my clients to set the basis on any remaining old crop bushels. This does NOT mean they set futures or cash prices, just the basis. As I mentioned before, this is one of the three independent “levers” farmers can use as part of their grain marketing/pricing strategy — one many farmers don’t utilize to its optimal profit potential.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

Goa tightens ban on gutka, pan masala

first_imgThe ban on consumption of tobacco products such as gutka and pan masala has been tightened in Goa with the State Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) banning the products under the Food Safety Standards Act (FSSA), 2006. The Act came into force in 2011.Salim Veljee, Goa Director of FDA, said the gutka lobby was trying to exploit loopholes in the ban under Public Health Act by separating Ghutka from pan masala using packaging gimmicks. “By banning the products under the FSSA, the loophole has been fixed. This ban makes everything consumed orally associated with tobacco as food.”As per Food and Safety Standards Authority of India, under the Act, gutka and pan masala consumed in any form and used in any type of containers for production, sale, consumption and storage will be banned for one year.last_img read more

U.P. plans law against organised crime

first_imgThe Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday gave its nod to a new law against organised crime in Uttar Pradesh along the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). At a meeting presided by the Chief Minister, the State cabinet approved the Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act, 2017.The BJP government is expected to introduce the proposed legislation in the Winter Session of the State Assembly, which commences from Thursday. The government said the UPCOCA was brought to check and curb acts of oganised crime and mafia, including land grabs, illegal mining, sale of illegal medicine and illicit liquor, wildlife smuggling, extortion, abduction syndicates as well as white-collared criminals. The draft of the proposed law, which could be tabled in the Assembly soon, was prepared in consultation with the State Law Department and after an “intensive study” of MCOCA, Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma said. A similar law was passed by the Uttar Pradesh government in 2007-08 when Mayawati was in power but it had to be withdrawn after then President Pratibha Patil refused to give it assent. Shrikant Sharma, U.P. Cabinet Minister, said it was the BJP government’s “priority” to make the State “free from injustice, crime and fear, and establish the rule of law.”Under the UPCOCA, the State would be empowered to seize the property of those implicated by the law during the period of investigation and properties acquired by people through illegal activities and organised crime would also be seized. State security would also be withdrawn from persons booked under the the law. Special courts would be set up for the trial of cases under UPCOCA for speedy conclusion. “Criminals will not be able to roam free for too long,” said Mr. Sharma.The government is introducing the UPCOCA when it already has a stringent law to check crime syndicates, the Gangsters Act. However, the UPCOCA would have 28 provisions in addition to the Gangsters Act.S.R Darapuri, retired IPS officer, was critical of the UPCOCA. He said the present laws were sufficient to deal with crimes in UP and there was no need for a special Act. Mr. Darapuri also said that the general experience was that “all such laws were misused against the weeker sections of the society,” in particular Dalits and Muslims.”These Special Acts do not help much in controlling crime. The need is for the existing laws to be implemented uniformly. There is a tendency to add more laws to cover up failure of the state in implementing existing laws,” Mr. Darapuri told The Hindu.last_img read more

Navotas nears playoff berth

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Navotas’ victory also formally knocked Mandaluyong out of playoff contention as the El Tigre absorbed a 60-76 defeat to the San Juan Knights in the first game.The Knights leaned on John Wilson’s all-around performance of 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals to whip a Mandaluyong squad that has shown little fight after a 5-0 start. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants P3.5-billion sports training center rising in Pangasinan Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Jai Reyes exploded for a career-best 33 points as Navotas pulled the rug from under Manila, 96-92, to close in on a playoff spot in the North division of the MPBL Datu Cup at San Andres Sports Complex.The former Ateneo star, who transferred from Laguna early in the season, hit seven triples before wrapping up the victory with two free throws with 12 seconds remaining as the Clutch secured their 11th win in 23 games for sixth spot.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View commentslast_img read more

NEUTD to start pre-season in Imphal

first_imgHere is what #HeadCoach Joao has to say about our foreign signings for Season 4 of the ISL- Indian Super League… #NEUFC #8States1United pic.twitter.com/gD0ZAsx2gA— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) September 15, 2017 Indian Super League ISL 2017: NorthEast United to begin pre-season on September 27 Goal Last updated 2 years ago 21:00 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Joao Deus NorthEast United FC ISL NEUFC Indian Super League NorthEast United The John Abraham-owned franchise shall travel to Turkey for the second part of the pre-season and play a few practice games… Indian Super League (ISL) side NorthEast United FC are set to begin their pre-season training on September 27, Goal has learnt. Joao De Deus and company will assemble in Imphal, Manipur for ten days to a fortnight before heading off to Turkey.The Highlanders are set to play a charity match against NEROCA FC with whom they have formed a five-year strategic partnership to develop football in the state of Manipur and surrounding regions.After training in Imphal, the club shall undergo the second half of the pre-season in Turkey where they are expected to play a few friendly matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing NorthEast United are one of the only two franchises in the ISL who have failed to qualify for the knockout rounds in the last three editions.Fans would hope that this time around the club can do justice to the massive fan following it enjoys in the northeastern region.last_img read more