In Tight Ag Economy Make Sure You Know Your Lender

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleDespite Low Prices, Producers Still Selling at HarvestNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank SHARE In Tight Ag Economy Make Sure You Know Your Lender SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News In Tight Ag Economy Make Sure You Know Your Lender By Andy Eubank – Sep 26, 2016 Facebook Twitter relationship-with-ag-lenderFor many farmers, harvest is well underway and something else in the ag industry has gotten a multi-week jump start. HAT recently spoke with Bill Johnson,President and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Mid-America. He said during the current business cycle relationships with your lender are extremely important.“The earlier you can have those conversations once folks know what their yields are going to be, know what their operating needs are for next year, the sooner the better. That gives everyone more options to work through as well as we’re seeing some things this year, folks who maybe haven’t had operating loans in the past, who have operated out of cash the last few years are coming in and setting up operating loans just in case. So if they have opportunities to make some purchases before year end, or if they want to hold their grain over until the first of the year to sell that. So we’re seeing a lot of activity already this year, which is 30-60 days earlier than normal.”Johnson advises you to have year-end financials prepared as early as possible in the new year to help your lender assess your financial situation as you explore the availability of credit.“One of the things we do now is really look at what we refer to as a burn rate analysis,” he explained. “When you look at the earnings off of the operation, how many years can someone survive in their current financial condition and last through this economic cycle. So the importance of working capital and having cash on hand, or inventories as it relates to that. Being able to look at their overall structure of their debt. Many people have bought equipment in the last few years with cash or with short term loans whereas maybe stepping back today and looking at maybe terming that out over a period that’s more related to the length of time that they’ll own that piece of equipment.”What it amounts to is rebalancing of debt load and he said they’re doing a lot of that now at Farm Credit Mid-America. Johnson said their staff is well prepared to ask the difficult questions that can help position a farmer for not only the coming year, but the longer term future as well.last_img read more

€51,000 allocated to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Limerick…

first_imgPrint Senator Maria Byrne Fine Gael Limerick Senator, Maria Byrne, said has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD that €51,000 has been allocated to Limerick for a targeted crackdown on litter, dog fouling and graffiti across the county.“Litter, dog fouling and graffiti are issues that plagues both our rural countryside and our urban areas. It’s a source of embarrassment to the people across Limerick who work all year round to keep their communities tidy.“Combatting litter requires continuous work and although our towns are generally performing well, we need to remain vigilant for littering blackspots and illegal dumping.Minister Naughten stated: “Littering is environmental sabotage but money alone cannot solve our litter problems. It takes a behavioural change across the board and I am confident the awareness campaigns that will be funded through this scheme at community level throughout the country will have a real impact.  It’s hugely important for me to support and assist community effort with significant funding and recognition.  I want to pay tribute to the passion, energy and dedication of local community and voluntary groups, schoolchildren and teachers who are taking their civic responsibilities seriously every single day through the many anti-litter initiatives that they drive across the country for the preservation of our environment”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the National Spring Clean (NSC) which is organised and run by An Taisce and co-financed by my Department. NSC is currently running for the month of April across the country,” concluded Minister Naughten.More about politics here. Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Advertisement WhatsApp Email Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick TAGSClimate Action and EnvironmentDenis NaughtenFine GaellitterMaria ByrneMinister for Communications Limerick city centre moves on up in litter league Previous articleDrew Media in association with Colm O’Brien present Limerick’s top 40 under 40Next articleLimerick’s Live 95FM is Limerick’s most listened to radio station Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img NewsPolitics€51,000 allocated to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Limerick says Limerick SenatorBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2018 903 Facebook Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Linkedin Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Dogs on Ithaca Commons? City still chasing its tail

first_img Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Of course, dogs are already on the Commons in violation of city code. Cornish said landscapers have repeatedly raised issues about dog waste in flower beds, and all commissioners agreed enforcement of the existing ban is minimal.The Ithaca Police Department received 112 dog-related complaints between January 2018 and February 2019 in the City of Ithaca, 13 of which were reported on the Ithaca Commons. Eleven of those complaints referred to off-leash or unattended dogs on the Commons and the two other complaints were related to leaving dogs in cars.Commissioner Mike Comella said his takeaway from speaking with officials in Burlington about dog regulations during his research was that Ithaca should relax.“I think we need to relax a little bit about the cleanliness,” he said, “sidewalks are dirty.” He said he looked into regulations in Alexandria, Virginia, and found that store owners typically clean the sidewalk when dog owners are negligent.Related: Ithaca police put the leash on Riley the Outdoor Store dogGary Ferguson, executive director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, said he polled business owners along the Commons a few months ago and found a majority are welcoming to pups. He said the ban doesn’t create a big problem for tourists because of lax enforcement, but can be frustrating.“Most visitors have no knowledge of dogs not being allowed, so typically visitors don’t have a problem,” he said, but he added, “if they bring their dog and someone says something, that’s uncomfortable.”Ferguson said the DIA does not have a formal position on the city rule but is eager for clarity either way.Jackson said whether the city continues to prohibit dogs or not, changes will need to be made to ensure public awareness and compliance with regulations. “We’re going to have to spend money to make signage better and to be more consistent in enforcement,” she said, “or to make sure spaces are clean.”With more people and dogs set to move onto the Commons as new apartment buildings open, the issue is only getting more pressing. Any changes, though, are still a long way off. In December the City Administration Committee asked the commission to recommend changes to the dog policy, but Jackson said Monday that the commission only plans to pass along research. They are due to send deliverables to the committee by September, so for the summer, Ithaca’s downtown dogs will remain outlaws. center_img ITHACA, N.Y. – In Burlington, Vermont, shopkeepers set out water bowls along the pedestrian-only section of Church Street. In Charlottesville, Virginia, downtown restaurants host doggy dining specials. In Ithaca, canines enter the Commons at their own risk, with a prohibition on pets on the books since the 1970s.According to the city’s Public Safety and Information Commission, Ithaca is out of step with peer cities when it comes to dog-friendliness. Common Council last voted to uphold a ban on dogs on the Commons in 2015 and is not planning to reconsider it in the immediate future. However, they have tasked the Public Safety and Information Commission, an unelected body of volunteers, with looking into alternative policies. At their Monday, April 1 meeting, commissioners expressed ambivalence.Aryeal Jackson, who chairs the commission, said as far as she knows Ithaca is the only small city to ban dogs on its downtown pedestrian mall other than Boulder, Colorado. The culture around pets has changed, Jackson said, noting that many local hotels allow dogs and tourists often choose to travel to Ithaca with their pets.Nevertheless, she and other commissioners acknowledged the concerns about safety, cleanliness and nuisances that led Common Council to uphold the ban in 2015. Citing the costly renovation of the Commons, they said the city would have to spend money on cleaning and maintenance to prevent dog waste from degrading planters and paving stones.Related: Should Ithaca allow dogs on the Commons? City revisits questionJoAnn Cornish, director of planning and development, said during a presentation to the commission this week that dogs on the Commons have been debated for as long as she’s been in the city.“I think it’s worth considering having one place in the City of Ithaca where dogs aren’t allowed,” Cornish said, but she added, “I could be persuaded the other way too.”Cornish said she’s a dog lover who takes her dogs everywhere she can, but also pointed out that the Commons was not designed to accommodate dogs. There are no waste clean up stations or green patches for dogs to use, and to protect the paving surface she said a person would need to hose down dog urine nightly. Tagged: City Administration Committee, dogs on commons, downtown ithaca alliance, public safety and information commission Devon Magliozzi Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from:last_img read more

Russian Navy’s Interfleet Task Force Practices Joint Maneuvering in Formation

first_img View post tag: Joint View post tag: Interfleet Training & Education View post tag: Naval Russian Navy’s Interfleet Task Force Practices Joint Maneuvering in Formation View post tag: formation Being deployed in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Navy’s 5-ship interfleet task force started practicing of joint maneuvering in formation, reports…(rusnavy)[mappress]Russian Navy, August 6, 2012; Image: valka Share this article View post tag: Task View post tag: Force View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy August 6, 2012 View post tag: Maneuvering View post tag: practices Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy’s Interfleet Task Force Practices Joint Maneuvering in Formation View post tag: Russianlast_img read more

Oncologist – Clinical/Translational Investigator – Lung Cancer and Immuno-oncology

first_imgPursue the Research, Clinical, and Education Missions of theacademic medical center in the areas of Hematology, Oncology, andPalliative Care. Through bench research, clinical trials and therigorous study of prevention and control, our scientists pursue themany roles of medicine in treating, preventing and controlling theadverse effects of cancer. Our hallmark activity is translationalresearch, where our physicians and scientists work to bringlaboratory discoveries to the patient bedside as quickly and safelyas possible. Through our training programs, our faculty train thenext generation of scientists and physicians to further advancescience and practice. Position NumberF67120 Application Process/Additional Information Teaching• Trains medical students, residents and fellows in the lab andwhile in the clinic.• Expected to actively participate in providing clinical researchopportunities to fellows.Research• Develops clinical trial protocols and complies with allregulatory requirements.• Develops and initiates investigator-initiated trials.• Works collaboratively with laboratory-investigators to translatelaboratory findings into new treatments for cancer.• Writes and submits grant applications during the course of theacademic year.• Writes and publishes multiple manuscripts during the course of anacademic year.• Serves as an investigator on funded grants, NCCTN and ETCTNtrials.• Serves as a PI or Co-investigator on peer-reviewed grants and isresponsible for complying with all institution and sponsors termsand conditions for grant funding.• Ensures resources are utilized optimally for advancing theclinical research program.• Participates in Massey Cancer Center Core Grant and CTSAapplications and site visits as requested.• Participates and engages other members of the Massey CancerCenter and the Department of Internal Medicine in collaborativeresearch projects.• Serves in a leadership role in developing an immune-oncologyprogram and increasing novel treatment options for patients.• Stays up to date on the clinical trial menu offered through theMassey Cancer Center and educates patients on their options fortreatment on clinical trials.Clinical• Attends on the inpatient wards and consult service, and/or seespatients in the outpatient clinic with a focus on lung cancer andimmune-oncology.• Total clinical effort is ~50%. RankOpen Working TitleOncologist – Clinical/Translational Investigator – Lung Cancerand Immuno-oncology Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102719 * Are you Board Certified or Board Eligible in medical oncologyor hematology?YesNo Number of Months12 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3Publications Grant funded position?No * Are you a seasoned cancer specialist who possesses nationaland/or international recognition in the clinical and researchdisciplines of cancer?YesNo School/UnitSchool of Medicine Date Posted01/14/2021 Required Qualifications Application Deadline Date • Board certified or eligible in medical oncology or hematology.Eligible for Virginia licensure.• Academic track record supporting the rank of Professor orAssociate Professor.• Seasoned cancer specialist who possesses national and/orinternational recognition in the clinical and research disciplinesof cancer.• Clear evidence of accomplishment/potential (e.g., publications)during medical school, residency, fellowship, and/or early academiccareer.• Experience in program building.• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU . Position Responsibilities DepartmentInternal Medicine Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Type of SearchNational Interested candidates should apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com/hr/sso.For additional information, please contact Dr. Khalid Matin –Interim Chair, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care| [email protected] a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience. Posted Salary Mission or Goal of Unit Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have an academic track record supporting the rank ofProfessor or Associate Professor?YesNo The VCU School of Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology andPalliative Care and Massey Cancer Center are seeking a Clinical& Translational Investigator with a focus in lung cancer andimmuno-oncology to practice at our flagship and satellitelocations. This position will have a role in advancing the clinicalresearch mission and will be expected to work collaboratively withother members of the Massey Cancer Center.About the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and PalliativeCare:As part of the Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) School ofMedicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Caremembers contribute their expertise and experience to our patientcare, research and teaching missions. A collaborative environmentamong division faculty, and with other specialists from multipledisciplines, provides a comprehensive approach to patient care andphysician trainings. As part of VCU Massey Cancer Center, divisionmembers are also involved in developing the latest cancertreatments by conducting research and translating their discoveriesinto cutting-edge patent cares.About Massey Cancer Center:VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of only 68 National CancerInstitute-designated institutions in the country that leads andshapes America’s cancer research efforts. Working with all kinds ofcancers, Massey conducts basic science, translational and clinicalcancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinicaltrials, and promotes cancer prevention and education. Since 1974,Massey has served as an internationally recognized center ofexcellences. It offers one of the largest selections of cancerclinical trials in Virginia and serves patents at multiple sitesthroughout the states. Its 1,000-plus researchers, clinicians andstaff members are dedicated to improving the quality of human lifeby developing and delivering effective means to prevent, controland ultimately cure cancers. Open Until FilledYes Preferred Qualifications Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Proposed Hire Date07/01/2021 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligiblelast_img read more

Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response

first_imgAt dusk on April 10, police entered an apartment in Qalyubia province, north of Cairo, and arrested ophthalmologist Hany Bakr.The reason, his lawyer Aisha Nabil said, was an April 4 Facebook post in which he criticized Egypt for sending medical masks to China and Italy when he could not source them for his own practice.Bakr, 36, who is still detained, is one of at least three doctors arrested during the new coronavirus outbreak on accusations of spreading false news, misusing social media, and joining a “terrorist organization” – a charge that refers to the banned Muslim Brotherhood and is often used in political cases – according to their lawyers. When the government, which has boosted health sector spending and offered public health workers bonuses, imposed a curfew and shut down schools, mosques and hotels in March, some doctors praised the response.But as infections accelerated, including among medical staff, some questioned official claims the pandemic was under control. Nine doctors, lawyers and rights activists interviewed by Reuters saw a wider campaign to censor coverage of the outbreak that builds on a far-reaching crackdown on dissent under President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.In response to written questions from Reuters about complaints from doctors and reports of suppression of information, the state press center said Egypt was “one of the most successful countries in dealing with coronavirus”. It did not elaborate.Demands for testingAbout 11% of those infected in Egypt are healthcare workers, according to the World Health Organization, including 124 doctors, according to a May 17 report.By Monday, Egypt’s Doctors Syndicate, a national association of medics, had recorded 350 cases among physicians, including 19 deaths.The Health Ministry said on Monday that protective measures were in place and medical staff nationally had received more than 19,500 tests, including nearly 9,000 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to detect those currently infected.It said 291 health workers, including 69 doctors, had been treated in hospitals, and 11 had died.But as the virus has spread some doctors in the public health system have expressed growing concern, saying they haven’t been equipped to combat it.At Cairo’s Al Monira hospital, the Health Ministry said in a statement on Monday it had ordered an investigation into the death of Walid Yehiya, a young doctor who contracted the novel coronavirus, after his colleagues threatened to resign en masse citing reasons including a lack of preparedness and protection measures at the hospital, low pay, and administrative and security threats.At the city’s Manshyet al-Bakry hospital, staff who sought tests when 23 colleagues tested positive after the hospital began to receive suspected COVID-19 cases in mid-May were unable to obtain them, said Mohamed Moqbal, a gastroenterologist at the hospital and Doctors Syndicate board member.When doctors at the hospital decided to halt work to press for PCR tests, protective gear and training, hospital management threatened to report them to national security, he said. Officials at the hospital were not immediately available for comment.The Health Ministry did not respond to requests for comment. Mohamed Tag El-Din, a presidential health adviser, told reporters that official infection figures were accurate, denying there was pressure on doctors. Reprisals were “not allowed” and complaints would be addressed, he said.WarningBut the government has moved to stifle criticism, the sources said. A Health Ministry notice sent to hospitals in Beheira province and shared with Reuters by an activist who declined to be identified, warned health workers that if they leaked information about coronavirus they would be “subjected to legal questioning”.Doctors in three other provinces told Reuters they had seen similar warnings.One doctor from Dakahlia province who asked not to be named said he was questioned by the Health Ministry’s legal committee in the province for accusing the ministry of lacking transparency on Facebook. “The state wants to lower the number of registered deaths,” he said.The Health Ministry did not respond to a request for comment about a Dakahlia doctor who was questioned by the ministry’s legal committee in the province for criticizing it on Facebook.On state media, doctors who have criticized the government’s coronavirus figures or success in combatting the virus, have been accused of Muslim Brotherhood links. At least 500 people including activists and lawyers, and 11 journalists, have been arrested, said Gamal Eid, director of the Arab Network for Human Rights.”They don’t want anyone to report anything other than the official statements,” Eid said.An Interior Ministry spokesman did not respond to a request for comment on the arrests.  All were arrested after speaking out over a lack of protective equipment or calling for better infection control measures, the lawyers said.The Interior Ministry, which is responsible for the police, did not respond to a request for comment on the arrest of Bakr or the other doctors.Authorities deny pressure on medical staff and say the government has managed the pandemic well.Egypt has reported 19,666 cases of the coronavirus, including 816 deaths. Daily increases of confirmed cases have risen, though numbers are still far below Iran and Turkey, the hardest hit countries in the region.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Equinor cleared to use West Phoenix rig for Norwegian Sea well

first_imgNorwegian oil and gas company Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea using the West Phoenix drilling rig. The well 6507/2-5 S is located in production license 942. The drilling location is on the Dønna terrace, about 20 kilometers northwest of the Skarv field, and approximately 227 kilometers from Brønnøysund.Water depth at the site is 332 meters.Drilling of the well is scheduled to start in June 2019 and the drilling operations are expected to last 53 days.The well is to be drilled by West Phoenix, a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Moss Maritim CS50 type, operated by North Atlantic Drilling (formerly Seadrill Management).Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Men’s golf team heats up

first_imgWhile most Wisconsin students will have to deal with the cold weather and more snow this weekend, the University of Wisconsin men’s golf team will be enjoying sunny, 80-degree weather in Naples, Fla.”It is going to be nice to get out of this weather and get some good practice in,” sophomore Dan Woltman said.”[The best part of golf is] traveling to warmer areas and all the experiences you get,” teammate Jeff Kaiser added.The Badgers open their spring season Saturday with a dual meet against Florida Gulf Coast University. According to Golfstat.com, the Eagles are currently ranked No. 3 in Division II.The meet should serve as a good tune-up for Wisconsin before the team heads out to California for the San Francisco Invitational May 12 and 13 at Pauma Valley Golf Course.As the Badgers tee up this weekend, they will face off against the brother duo of Robert and Steven Taylor. The two, both juniors, led the Eagles in scoring in all but one tournament during the fall season.Florida Gulf Coast University opened up its spring season February 12 and 13 at the Matlock Collegiate Classic where it placed third. Steven Taylor finished third individually.In order to break up FGCU’s brotherly love, Woltman, a transfer from Kentucky, will need to be on his game for UW.During the fall, Woltman posted a team-best 71.4 scoring average while tallying three finishes in the top 10. With a 54-hole score of 202, the sophomore won the VCU/Mattaponi Springs Shootout in September. Due to his success, Woltman is currently ranked 86th by Golfweek Magazine.With all of the individual success of Woltman, the Badgers enjoyed a strong fall season as a whole as well. At Pinehurst Golf Course, Kaiser helped lead the team to victory at the Mid Pines Intercollegiate, the first tournament of the season. At the Wolverine Intercollegiate, the Badgers’ second tournament, senior Garrett Jones carried Wisconsin to its second consecutive victory. Wisconsin went on to close the season with a pair of third-place finishes.This spring season, the UW men’s golf team has a chance to be something special if it plays up to its potential. Currently, the team is considered the top team in the Big Ten. It will rely on Woltman and company to keep it that way. While a national championship is a lofty goal, the concept isn’t too far-fetched, especially with the way Woltman, Jones and Kaiser are playing. The trio of Wisconsin natives led the Badgers last season in scoring average with 71.4, 72.13 and 73.13 respectively. The last time anyone represented the University of Wisconsin at the national championship was 1994. Wisconsin will look to build upon its impressive fall with a strong start to spring. Winning the Big Ten title remains the goal, but a national championship isn’t far from their thoughts.”[Our goal is] to play as well as we possibly can, win a Big Ten Championship and win a national championship,” Kaiser said.last_img read more

Syracuse retires McPherson’s jersey at halftime

first_img Published on October 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Syracuse retired quarterback Don McPherson’s jersey at halftime of the SU-Clemson game on Saturday. McPherson, who finished as the Heisman Trophy runner-up in the Orangemen’s undefeated 1987 season, stood at midfield wearing a light brown sweater.McPherson acknowledged the crowd and spoke briefly, recognizing other Syracuse greats who have had their numbers retired.Syracuse director of athletics Daryl Gross and chancellor Nancy Cantor clapped as McPherson held up his No. 9 jersey, which was white and framed. McPherson placed his arm around his former coach Dick MacPherson as the Orange crowd applauded.McPherson is the sixth Syracuse player to have his jersey retired. Quarterback Donovan McNabb will become the seventh on Nov. 2 against Wake Forest.SU trails Clemson 35-7 at the half. Tigers’ quarterback Tajh Boyd is 18-of-23 with 363 yards and four touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more