Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Apr 29, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings Facebook Twitter Earning reports topped headlines on Wall Street this week, and agriculture businesses seem to be doing well.Syngenta reported first-quarter sales of $7.1 billion, up 20 percent for the same period last year. BASF reported first-quarter sales were up 16 percent, to 19.4 billion euros, or $23.52 billion.AGCO reported sales for the first quarter were approximately $2.4 billion, an increase of 23.4 percent.Meanwhile, ADM reported first-quarter earnings of $689 million. The company says its Ag Services and Oilseeds sector achieved a record first quarter, with operating profits 84 percent higher year over year.Tractor Supply Company reported net sales for the first quarter of 2021 increased 42.5 percent to $2.79 billion from $1.96 billion in the first quarter of 2020.Finally, CME Group reports revenue of $1.3 billion for the first quarter of 2021. CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy says, “Trading volumes in Q1 have returned to pre-pandemic levels.” Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings SHARE Previous articleFB: Three New Tax Hikes for Farmers in Biden’s PlanNext articleTwo Weeks of Unsettled Weather to Impact Planting Windows NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Boxers or Briefs? Watch Bryan Cranston Go All The Way With Colbert

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Star Files All the Way View Comments Related Shows Bryan Cranston Well, this conversation quite literally heads south rather quickly. Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston took a break from portraying Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway’s All The Way to discuss the play on The Colbert Report. At least, that’s how it starts before Cranston reveals the nickname of a certain body part of the late president (Johnson’s Johnson, if you will.) Take a look, and learn the answer to the age old “boxers or briefs” question for Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Malcolm in the Middle Dad Hal and Mr. President himself.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 26, 2017 at 11:53 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Syracuse (5-0) faces its toughest challenge of the young season when it plays Maryland (6-1) Monday night in the Carrier Dome as part of the Big 10/ACC challenge. The Orange is coming off a 72-64 win over Toledo on Wednesday, while the Terrapins most recently beat New Mexico, 80-65, on Saturday.Here’s what to know about UMD.All-time series: Maryland leads, 5-3Last time they met: Syracuse beat Maryland, 57-55, on Feb. 24, 2014. That win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Orange after it had started the year 25-0. Tyler Ennis (20 points) and C.J. Fair (17 points) led the Orange, while the Terps top scorers were Seth Allen (22 points) and Dez Sells (15 points).The Maryland report: The first thing that jumps out about Maryland is that it has already played seven games. Like SU, the Terrapins are a young team with the three sophomores leading the team in minutes per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUMD is a balanced team, ranking 54th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 30th in adjusted defensive efficiency, per Kenpom.com. Maryland’s best win was a 79-65 triumph over Butler, but it also lost a game to St. Bonaventure in which it shot just 5-of-23 from deep.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorMaryland scores in a variety of ways, and excels at drawing fouls, getting 24 percent of its scoring from the free throw line, per Kenpom. UMD also succeeds at getting second-chance opportunities, ranking as the second-best team in the country in offensive rebounding percentage (the Orange ranks third).The one weakness for the Terrapins is turnovers. They’ve averaged a whopping 17.1 turnovers per game. About one of every four possessions for the Terps ends in a turnover, per Kenpom, a mark that ranks near the bottom of the country. On the other side, they’ve only forced opponents — which have included lower-level opponents like Maryland Eastern Shore and Jackson St. — to just 11.6.How Syracuse wins the game: Get more possessions. That means continuing to secure offensive rebounds while preventing Maryland from doing the same. It also means forcing UMD into turnovers. It might be a sloppy game between two young teams, and getting extra chances to score will be key for SU.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 54 percent chance to win.Stat to know: 50.5More than half of Syracuse’s possessions have been ended by one of either of the starting guards, Tyus Battle and Frank Howard.Player to watch: Anthony Cowan, guard, No. 1Cowan leads the Terps with 15.3 points per game, 33.3 minutes per game, and he’s shooting at a 49.1 percent mark. He’s lived at the free throw line this year, making 6.7 free throws a game this year. He does have weaknesses from deep (32 percent) and has 25 assists to 20 turnovers so far. Commentslast_img read more

Study: 77% Don’t Want to Share Location on Smartphones

first_imgFor the last two weeks, it seems like anything anyone can talk about is the fact that our GPS-enabled smartphones are tracking our location. First, it was the iPhone, then the Android and finally Windows Phone 7. Why has this struck such a chord?According to a study by TRUSTe, a leading Internet privacy service provider, privacy is the leading concern for smartphone users, with security following close behind. Although some may point to 15,200-word terms of service, privacy comes down to more than a legal contract, it comes down to user expectation and, in this case, it seems that users did not expect that their smartphones were not only tracking them, but also sending the data back to Google’s, Apple’s and Microsoft’s servers. Tags:#Location#mobile#news#NYT#privacy#Statistics#web mike melanson The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement TRUSTe’s survey points out why this story erupted so quickly. The survey, conducted in 2011, “revealed a strikingly high level of concern around personal information and data privacy,” the company writes. Privacy concerns weren’t only the primary concern stated by respondents, but 77% said that they don’t want to share their location with app owners and developers. Beyond that, 85% of respondents said that they were uncomfortable with advertiser tracking. If 77% of respondents don’t want to knowingly share their location with apps.ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote about a study last week that had similar findings. According to that study, published by Portland, Oregon digital marketing firm White Horse, 56% of smartphone owners surveyed said they knew about location-based services and 39% of respondents said they used them. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Boxing chief criticizes IOC comments on Olympic competition

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, top left, speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)GOLD COAST, Australia— The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach’s comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport’s federation can’t get its affairs in order.Bach said last weekend that the IOC wants the sport at next year’s Tokyo Games and is prepared to organize both the qualification and the competition if boxing’s troubled international governing body, the AIBA, loses its Olympic status over leadership and financial problems.ADVERTISEMENT “Organizing a sports event is also not rocket science,” Bach told a meeting in Sydney on Saturday. “So I guess we will be able to manage it in the end. It’s a very universal sport, so we want to have boxing on the program. If the case arises … we would have to make an effort then to have such a tournament.”AIBA executive director Tom Virgets said Bach’s comments belittled the job of international sports federations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’re very concerned about it,” Virgets said in an interview with SNTV on Wednesday. “We have concerns about it mostly for the athletes and for the programs.“We’re in the best position to ensure a good quality games. I think Mr. Bach’s statement … is disappointing because I think we play a much more important role.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Naomi Osaka taps into ‘zombie mode’ to advance in Madrid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Virgets said the AIBA had the institutional knowledge and “we understand the politics and all the behind the scenes things that take place.”“We’ve spent a year and a half reforming and I think we’re in the best position because we have made all these corrective actions.”Relations between the IOC and AIBA have been tense since Uzbekistan businessman Gafur Rakhimov was elected AIBA president in November, beating Kazakh candidate Serik Konakbayev.The U.S. Treasury Department has alleged Rakhimov has links to organized crime and placed him under sanctions. Rakhimov denies the allegations.AIBA risks being derecognized in June after an IOC inquiry panel reports. Until then, AIBA is banned from contacting 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Virgets said he hopes an agreement can be reached between his organization and the IOC ahead of next year’s games.“If the IOC will talk to me, we can find a win-win solution if that is legitimately what we’re trying to find,” he said. “And I think that’s the only way to resolve this issue because right now the IOC doesn’t trust what AIBA is doing (and) we don’t trust what they’re doing.“We need to come together and have conversation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoLeicester recall Harvey Barnes from loan at West Brom

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester recall Harvey Barnes from loan at West Bromby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City have recalled Harvey Barnes from his loan at West Brom.He has scored nine times in 26 appearances for the Baggies in the Championship this term, as well as contributing six assists to help keep Darren Moore’s side in the automatic promotion race.Barnes, who came through the ranks of Leicester City’s Academy, signed a new four-year contract with the Club in the summer ahead of his loan to West Brom, where he has built on an already impressive reputation.He made his senior debut in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League away to Porto and went on to score six times in 21 appearances for MK Dons in a loan spell in League One later the season. last_img read more

A look at the numbers behind Ottawas tariff reprisal against Trump

first_imgOTTAWA – The sweeping Canadian retaliation against Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs has been carefully crafted in hopes of hitting the U.S. president where it hurts.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s counter-tariffs will take effect Sunday — a month after the Trump administration slapped duties on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from Canada and other allies.Canada’s response is set to include imposing tariffs on selected consumer products that come from a wide range of sectors — from hair lacquers, to ballpoint pens, to maple syrup.Ottawa released its finalized lineup Friday of items that will be hit by Canadian tariffs.Here’s a rundown of some of the states and products in the crosshairs of the retaliatory measures using Canadian government numbers. The figures are based on 2017 data from Statistics Canada and the U.S. Census Bureau.—Some of the states set to be hit hardest by Canada’s tariffs, based on how much of the targeted consumer products they shipped north in 2017:Ohio — $1.15 billionNew York — $1.12 billionWisconsin — $820 millionIllinois — $780 millionPennsylvania — $646 millionWashington — $629 millionCalifornia — $529 millionTennessee — $453 millionMichigan — $432 million—Value of 2017 imports from U.S. for some of the products targeted by Canada’s preliminary tariffs:Herbicides — $1.13 billionMotorboats, rowboats, canoes and other pleasure boats — $646 millionCoffee, roasted — $525 millionMayonnaise, salad dressing, mixed condiments — $522 millionFungicides — $418 millionKetchup and other tomato sauces — $264 millionOrganic facewash — $229 millionSoups and broths — $204 millionWhiskey — $62 millionMaple sugar and maple syrup — $17 millionBallpoint pens — $3.5 millionlast_img read more

Business Highlights

first_img___Nissan chairman arrested in probe of financial misconductYOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says its chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds. The Japanese automaker’s CEO said Monday that Ghosn was detained after he arrived in Japan earlier in the day. The Yokohama-based company said the violations by Ghosn and another executive were discovered during a monthslong investigation that was instigated by a whistleblower.___US stocks take sharp losses as tech, internet companies dropNEW YORK (AP) — Big technology and internet companies again came under heavy selling pressure, leading to broad losses across the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell 500 points, pulled down by steep declines in Boeing and Apple. Amazon led a sharp drop among retailers as investors react to tensions between the US and China at a Pacific Rim conference. Industrial companies also fell. Nissan sank after its chairman was arrested on misconduct charges.___Volatile stock market spooking some older workers, retireesCHICAGO (AP) — Some older workers and retirees are spooked by the ups and downs of the U.S. stock markets. But there’s no indication that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning. A Bankrate survey says 62 per cent of Americans — and 76 per cent of those 65 and over — don’t believe their financial situation has improved in the two years since President Donald Trump’s election.___UK leader has eye on rebellion as EU braces for Brexit pushLONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union are plowing ahead with trying to have their divorce deal signed, sealed and delivered within days. But the draft Brexit agreement has left British Prime Minister Theresa May fighting0020to keep her job. May waited on Monday to see if rebel lawmakers from her party had the numbers to trigger a no-confidence vote, while British and EU negotiators raced to firm up a final deal before a weekend summit where EU leaders hope to rubber stamp it.___Even small companies may be able to cut Amazon-like dealsNEW YORK (AP) — A company doesn’t need to be as big as Amazon to get a real estate deal. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have some leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on taxes or win grants. It’s especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that helps boost local commerce or has significant job creation plans. The key is often to look for real estate in an area that needs an economic boost, or a depressed neighbourhood that’s on the verge of making a comeback.___Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns HopkinsBALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. University President Ronald Daniels says the contribution will allow Hopkins to eliminate the need for student loans in financial aid packages.___Airbnb removes listings in Israeli settlementsJERUSALEM (AP) — Vacation rental company Airbnb says it is removing its listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. A statement released on the company’s website Monday said it will take down some 200 listings in Israeli settlements “that are at the core of the dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians.” Most of the international community views the settlements as illegal.___David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safeNEW YORK (AP) — David’s Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures. The bankruptcy filing, the private company said Monday, will wipe out more than $400 million in long-term debt.___Brazil’s Petrobras to be led by privatization advocateRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s president-elect is appointing a pro-market reformer to lead the state oil company Petrobras. Roberto Castello Branco has advocated privatizing the oil giant, a measure also supported by his close ally Paulo Guedes, designated as Brazil’s next finance minister. However, experts say a wholesale privatization is unlikely.___The S&P 500 index fell 45.54 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 2,690.73. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 395.78 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 25,017.44. It was down as much as 512 earlier. The Nasdaq composite skidded 219.40 points, or 3 per cent, to 7,028.48. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 30.99 points, or 2 per cent, to 1,496.54.Benchmark U.S. crude rose 0.5 per cent to $56.76 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, was little changed at $66.79 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline added 0.4 per cent to $1.58 a gallon. Heating oil gained 0.6 per cent to $2.09 a gallon. Natural gas surged 10 per cent to $4.70 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Competition commissioner urges BC to change liquor policy lowering prices

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s interim competition commissioner is urging B.C. to change its liquor policy to allow more competition, spark innovation and lower prices.Matthew Boswell writes in an open letter to B.C.’s Attorney General David Eby that the province’s current policy restricts competition, raises consumer prices and limits access to specialty products.B.C. requires restaurants, bars and hotels to purchase alcohol products at retail prices from government-owned stores.Boswell says he supports recommendations that hospitality providers should be able to buy alcohol products from any licensed source in the province, including private retailers, and they should pay “a proper wholesale price.”Those two recommendations were made in an April 2018 report commissioned by the provincial government as part of its ongoing review of the provincial liquor policy.Boswell, who applauded B.C.’s efforts to review its policy, says those changes would encourage more competition and lead to more choice for consumers and lower prices.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Officials close Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie due to flash flooding

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie has been evacuated and closed until further notice. Many paths are under water and creek banks and slopes are extremely unstable.The public is urged to stay away from the Bear Creek corridor and Muskoseepi Park.Vehicular bridges crossing Bear Creek are safe for travel.Releasing the water at a higher than normal rate through the spillway has protected the dam. It has also lowered water levels in the reservoir but increased water flows downstream. Muskoseepi Park will remain closed until water recedes and a thorough damage assessment can be completed. Pedestrian bridges, paths, creek banks, and other park infrastructure will be inspected for safety before the park is reopened.Crews will be monitoring water levels to protect critical infrastructure throughout the corridor.RCMP and Enforcement Services will be monitoring the park.At this time no properties have been damaged. Residents are asked to obey signs, barricades and the direction of local authorities.last_img read more