PreviousGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (8) writes “I can do all things” on his left shoe while playing the Utah Jazz in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) wears his “Oakland” shoes during their game against the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay …
Share 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. 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Adobe Premiere Pro — $52.99 per MonthAdobe Premiere Pro: Pros and ConsAdobe’s Premiere Pro has pretty much solidified itself in the realm of indie filmmaking as the preferred tool for video editors. Most post houses and small production studios either rely on Avid Media Composer or Premiere.It’s a program that’s easy to learn, yet hard to master. A beginner could drop some clips on a timeline and figure out an export in just a few days, but when it comes to the more complicated maneuvers in this NLE, it takes a little bit more knowhow compared to Final Cut. So what are the best things that Premiere has to offer?+: Excellent Organization and Timeline LayoutPremiere Pro: OrganizationAs someone who learned NLE layouts and workflows from Final Cut 7 way back in 2010, this timeline is comfortable and familiar. It magnetizes when you need it, and lets you space out clips when you don’t. The flexibility of the timeline is also a huge plus for the program — it can handle a project with just one video and audio layer, but can also manage twenty-layer timeline projects.The asset organization in Premiere is one of my favorite parts of the software. The bin organization structure is very clear and concise. It dutifully holds a feature’s worth of clips in color-coded bins that transfer to the timeline with a simple drag.+ : Integration with Motion Graphics Software (After Effects)Premiere Pro and After EffectsPremiere comes with integration with After Effects, its companion motion graphics software. If you need to build out a motion graphic that’s beyond the scope of a normal NLE, there’s a simple linking tool within Premiere to automatically create a new AE sequence within your timeline.After Effects is arguably the top program for motion graphics and animation within the industry, so Premiere has a pretty big advantage with the ability to link to it.+ : Versatile ScalabilityPremiere Pro and VersatilityOut of all of the NLE’s available on the market today, in my opinion Premiere has the best UX for constant scalability through an editor’s growth timeline. As a beginner you can maneuver your way through the program without too much hassle. Then, as you grow into a better editor, more functions and tools are there for you to scale up your projects from a small two-minute short film to a 120 minute documentary feature with hundreds of hours worth of footage.– : Frequent Program Drops and CrashesPremiere Pro: Frequent Program CrashesOnto the gripes of the program. Premiere users are unfortunately familiar with the frequent program drops and crashes. Even when working on a laptop or a computer that’s moderately powerful, I’ve had plenty of issues with the program freezing during a crucial edit, which in turn crashes the program. Premiere has done some work over the years to remedy this problem, but it still happens much more frequently in Premiere compared to all the other NLEs on the market.– : Clip Freezing When Previewing/Rendering ProblemsPremiere Pro: Clip FreezingOne of the main issues with Premiere I’ve had over the years is the constant issue of video previews freezing up or skipping frames. When working with high caliber clips such as 4K or RAW formats, it’s almost a certainty that you have to cut down the preview quality of the video by at least half or a fourth to get it to play normally (unless you are working on a monster PC or Mac). This also happens on the timeline from time to time if you’re working with different layers of color grading or effects. It’s one of the most common complaints about the program. With other programs such as Final Cut and Resolve that have lossless playback, it’s time for Premiere to catch up to the competition.Final Cut — $299Final Cut: Pros and ConsFinal Cut has been either sitting comfortably on the top of the industry standard or slumped down in the lower rungs for the past two decades. When Final Cut 7 was released in 2007 to compete with Avid Media Composer, it quickly became the indie darling NLE. It was even used as the chosen NLE for the Coen Brother’s production of True Grit.When I started out in my editing career way back in 2008, I first learned non-linear editing through Final Cut 7. But, in 2011, Apple execs made a bold choice. They released Final Cut X, which at the time cut out a lot of the features and recognizable UX that Final Cut 7 offered in the name of “innovation.” This angered a lot of editors, who suddenly and loudly moved over to Premiere to do their editing. Over the past decade, Apple put in a lot of work to try and grab back their corner of the market share. That appempt has mostly been successful.Let’s go into what the current iteration of Final Cut has to offer you, as well as its drawbacks.+ : Seamless Video PlaybackFinal Cut: Seamless PlaybackThis to me is one of the clear advantages Final Cut has over Premiere. I’ve never had a problem with clear video playback within the software. Even when working with big 4K clips, it’s always played back for me as clear as day.In this same vein, Final Cut X never presented an overwhelming crashing problem to me. Granted, I’ve never done large-scale projects within the editor, but in a completely subjective manner, I approve of its ability to handle heavy duty work.+ : Excellent at Getting a Project Out FastFinal Cut: SpeedOne of the biggest draws to Final Cut is its ability to get a project in and out in a very short amount of time. The simple design clearly lays out the project for you in a very approachable manner, and lets you crank out one-minute social cuts in a matter of hours. This is also thanks to its drag-and-drop effects that you can preview and load in just a matter of seconds.+ / – : Extremely Simple UX(Too?) Simple UXOur first plus and minus of the list comes from Final Cut’s extremely simple design.For editors coming from iMovie who are looking for more features, it’s a seamless step up into the professional editing realm. But, for seasoned editors who have been working in Premiere and Avid Media Composer, the simplistic design is almost limiting. When you are comfortable with the timeline of other NLEs, Final Cut is a radical jump from any other in the market. Its magnetic timeline is confusing for editors who like to organize different sections on the timeline in their own specific way.– : Disorganized Media StorageFinal Cut: Disorganized StorageMy biggest gripe with the Final Cut design is how they set up their bin layout for clip storage. Coming from someone who is more comfortable organizing their clips into individual bins, the “Project” and “Event” tabs are a clear step in a different direction from other NLEs. It may be comfortable to some editors, but from someone who likes a “traditional” layout, it just doesn’t cut it.So, Which One Should You Pick?Choosing the Right One for YouSo obviously, this is going to come down to personal preference when deciding between the two. Are you a new editor who prefers a simple layout that can perform pro functions without too much hassle? Then Final Cut may be your choice. Are you a seasoned editor who wants a traditional NLE with the backing power of the Adobe Suite? Then Premiere is a solid bet.The only way you can really get to know both programs is actually editing a project in both. It will become pretty apparent to you which one is a better fit for your workflow. Both programs allow a trial period (Adobe/Final Cut), so if you have a Mac, give ’em both a shot. You might be surprised with which one becomes your favorite.Do you have a PC, or do both of these sound unappealing? Well, check out all the other options you have on the market.Top image via Artem Furman.Want more on choosing the right NLE for you? Check these out.Artificial Intelligence and the World of Motion DesignWhy You Should Wait to Download Your NLE’s Beta ReleaseTop Alternatives to Premiere Pro in 2019 — Free and PaidWhy Adobe Doesn’t Want You Using Older Versions of CCNLE Showdown: DaVinci Resolve vs. Adobe Premiere Pro — Processing Power Final Cut and Premiere Pro have been battling for the top spot in editors’ hearts for the past decade. Which one best suits your needs?It’s been the subject of heated bar debates and post-production meetups since the advent of the two programs — Final Cut or Premiere? Both Mac-heads and die-hard Adobe fans have battled it out for the better part of two decades with this argument. The top market share position has ebbed and flowed between both programs due to updates on both sides of the aisle, and frequent shifts in what editors prefer at the time.While the market share has lost its majority to NLE’s such as DaVinci Resolve and the industry titan Avid Media Composer, the overwhelming choice for your common editor will boil down to Adobe Premiere and Final Cut.But who is right? Who is wrong? Well, as with all choices, it matters on what you use it for. Today, we are going to take a dive into each program, what strengths they have to offer, as well as the weaknesses they present. Let’s dive in!
The 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.
The referee stops the fight, after which Rose Namajunas celebrates a win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk, of Poland, at UFC 217. APNEW YORK — Rose Namajunas took the 115-pound championship away from undefeated Joanna Jedrejczyk with a dominant performance at UFC 217.Namajunas connected with a left in the first round and pounced once Jedrejczyk (14-1) hit the canvas on Saturday night. Namajunas pounded away at the fallen champ as the Madison Square Garden crowd went absolutely wild for a fighter that had been soundly booed during her entrance.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Wilder knocks out Stiverne in 1st round Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes PLAY LIST 01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Namajunas (17-3) ended Jedrejczyk’s bid at matching Ronda Rousey’s women’s record with six straight title defenses.Namajunas choked back tears as UFC President Dana White slapped the strawweight championship belt over her shoulder. She was drowned out by the roars as she spoke about what the championship meant to her inside the octagon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Just confidence, conditioning, composure, content that I’m the champion,” she said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101
Facebook NFL Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Bart Starr, the quarterback who helped establish the Green Bay Packers as the finest NFL team of the 1960s, has died. He was 85, and had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014.“We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr,” read a statement from Starr’s family. “He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome.“While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback for 16 years, his true legacy will always be the respectful manner in which he treated every person he met, his humble demeanor, and his generous spirit.”The Packers chose Starr out of the University of Alabama with the 200th pick in the 1956 draft, and after coach Vince Lombardi’s arrival in 1959, Starr led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls. US sports Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Share on Facebook Green Bay Packers Since you’re here… news Pinterest Topics But it was in the “Ice Bowl” on New Year’s Eve 1967 that Starr secured his legacy, when he scored on a sneak with 16 seconds left to give Green Bay a 21-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys. After his retirement he became the Packers’ head coach in 1974, but he could not match the success of his playing days. In seven seasons as head coach, the Packers reached the playoffs only once.Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Reuse this content
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say New York Red Bulls winger Josh Sims hopes for Southampton futureby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton loanee Josh Sims still wants a future at St Mary’s.Sims is hoping his loan spell in America with the New York Red Bulls won’t see him forgotten at Saints. He told the Daily Echo: “On paper, it seems a bit of a weird one but there was thought behind it,” revealed the academy lad.“With Ralph (Hasenhuttl), the manager at Southampton, being from a Red Bull team, the way he sort of sets up the team with tactics at Southampton is similar to this.“Southampton are very good. They watch all the games, they ask me how I’m getting on during the week. I’m not just sort of out of sight, out of mind. “That’s a big thing as well because I’m still a Southampton player so I don’t want to be forgotten about. I don’t feel forgotten about.”
OSU then-junior Alex Bayne (2) is welcomed by her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State softball team opened its season with three wins and a loss at the Aggie Classic in College Station, Texas, over the weekend.The Buckeyes came out hot in their season opener, scoring 10 runs on seven hits while senior pitcher Shelby Hursh struck out six batters and allowed just two hits in five shutout innings. Senior infielder Anna Kirk went two-for-two with a home run, while sophomore shortstop Lilli Piper, a transfer from the University of Akron, made her OSU debut by driving in three runs with a triple and a home run.In the second game of the weekend, the Buckeyes fell 9-1 to No. 19 Texas A&M on Saturday, despite scoring the game’s first run thanks to a first-inning home run by senior right fielder Alex Bayne. The Aggies responded immediately, scoring three runs in the first two innings before putting the game out of reach with a five-run third inning.The Buckeyes responded to the loss with a 4-3 walk-off win over Lamar later in the day. Lamar held a 2-0 lead heading into the sixth inning, but OSU rallied, scoring three runs in the sixth thanks to a two-run home run from Bayne and an RBI from junior infielder Ashley Goodwin. Lamar tied the game with a run at the top of the seventh inning, but the Buckeyes got the 4-3 win in extra innings thanks to a walk-off single from Piper that scored Bayne in the bottom of the eighth.In the final game of the weekend, OSU used a late-game rally to topple Central Michigan 5-1 on Sunday. The Buckeyes managed just one run in the first seven innings of the game, but OSU exploded in extra innings, scoring four runs on RBIs from junior outfielder Bailee Sturgeon, sophomore infielder Emily Clark, Kirk and Piper. Hursh closed the game with a scoreless eighth inning.The Buckeyes head to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, next weekend for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge where they have two game against North Carolina and Louisville in a three day span.
Junior Kyle Snyder and former OSU wrestler Logan Steiber are honored at the Buckeyes Feb. 3, 2017 match against Penn State at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 32-12. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorImpressive showings at wrestling Freestyle World Cup in Iran by Buckeye and world champion Kyle Snyder and world champion and former Buckeyes Logan Stieber were not enough to bring home the gold for USA Wrestling. The U.S. ultimately finished in second to Iran in the tournament, and Snyder and Stieber each compiled an individual record of 3-1 at the two-day event.Snyder’s loss came to Aslanbek Alborov of Azerbaijan, but the U.S. still put together a victory over the Azerbaijani team. Alborov defeated Snyder by a score of 5-4 at 97 kg.Stieber only suffered one loss as well, being taken down by Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari of Iran in his final bout of the tournament. Stieber fell 6-2 to Esmaeilpoorjouybari while wrestling at 61 kg.Overall, the U.S. team lost five of eight matches in the final, with the U.S. wins coming from Snyder, Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs (74 kg) and David Taylor (86 kg).Snyder will travel back to be with the Ohio State team for the postseason, but will miss this week’s matchup with No. 8 Cornell on Feb. 19, OSU coach Tom Ryan said.
At the beginning of the Ohio State men’s soccer season, the coaching staff set a goal to make the NCAA tournament. With the regular season end in sight, the Buckeyes need a few more wins if they hope to make the tournament.“These six games are critical,” coach John Bluem said. “We’re getting into that part of our schedule where we’re playing some good teams right now. You want to be in good form at the end of the season and we certainly need to finish strong to reach one of our team goals this year.”The No. 15 Buckeyes’ will play tonight when the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames visit Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. UIC has burst onto the soccer scene in the last several years, going deep into the NCAA tournament under the leadership of coach John Trask. Last season, the Flames made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, but this season has been a struggle. “They’re having some difficulties this year,” Bluem said. “But they’re right around .500, so it’s not like they’ve fallen off the end of the earth, but it seems like something is missing this year. We’re not falling for that, though. I know they’re a real good team.”Bluem knows that UIC could upset the Buckeyes if given the opportunity.“I think this team is capable of coming in here and giving us a very tough game,” Bluem said.UIC comes to Columbus with a record of 3-4-4, riding a two-game losing streak. However, they have played well against several other Big Ten teams and against Akron, the No. 1 team in the country. OSU goalie Matt Lampson was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after he posted back-to-back shutouts last week. For Lampson, it is the second time he has received the Big Ten honor.The OSU men’s soccer team takes the field at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.