Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) 2010 Presentation

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 presentation For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu)  2010 presentation Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

England v New Zealand: is this the best All Blacks attack ever?

first_imgEngland, the third heavyweight in that ultimate Pool of Death for RWC 2015, may well have Sam Burgess – 6ft 5in and 18st 4lb – stationed in midfield by next September. The tremors may be felt beyond Twickenham.All of which won’t bother New Zealand a jot. The world champions are doing very nicely as they are, thank you. THIS IS it – the last chance for England to undermine New Zealand before the World Cup. To dent their psyche. As the sides prepare to launch the QBE autumn series on Saturday, the stats are daunting: only two NZ defeats in the 29 Tests since Steve Hansen took charge, and one of those had a mitigating factor – a sickness bug that left the All Blacks running on empty at Twickenham two years ago.England are a better team now than then – but so are the All Blacks. It’s tempting to dismiss the Kiwis’ 74-6 canter in Chicago last week as an irrelevance. Tempting but wrong, because even against a second-tier nation like the USA there were lessons of shuddering value.Having trained flawlessly in the week, the All Blacks dispatched the Eagles with an ease that other nations could only dream of. A couple of the dozen tries stemmed directly from the set-piece, but most entailed lethal execution from turnover ball. It was exhibition stuff and one hopes that most of the primetime TV audience appreciated what they were seeing, even if sporting slaughter doesn’t sit well with Americans.You can watch all the tries on the video below. The last one (reel time 7:48) sums up what the All Blacks are about. Israel Dagg fields the ball 3m in from the right touchline near halfway and sends a long pass to Sam Cane in centrefield. Cane to Julian Savea to Dan Carter, who runs inside the USA 13, then passes outside to Victor Vito, who commits the last defender and delivers a back-of-hand offload to Savea to score. The move takes 13 seconds.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND9t63TUi98Choosing the right anglesThe try demonstrates the ability to strike quickly from counter-attack, awareness of space, the art of the offload and top support, Savea following his pass to score his 29th Test try.Best of all, it features two ‘post’ lines, from a back (Carter) and a forward (Vito). By running an inward angle towards the posts, the defender is ‘fixed’ and the support player is given maximum space in which to work in the outside channel. It’s a basic skill and in no way exclusive to New Zealanders – for example, Gloucester’s Rob Cook did it beautifully to lay on a try for Jonny May against Leicester. But when it comes to doing the basics, nobody matches the efficiency of the Kiwis (and typically, the best example of a post line I saw last weekend came from a French-based Kiwi Nigel Hunt, who took out two Toulon players in setting up a try for Grenoble team-mate Robinson Caire).Just as players must run a post angle when attacking the last man in space, so they should run a ‘flag’ angle when the attacker finds himself with an overlap but the defence already on top of him. In the video below, which shows highlights of a Hurricanes-Chiefs Super XV game, Chiefs wing Asaeli Tikoirotuma – now with Harlequins – has a ‘technical overlap’, with three attackers outside him faced by only two defenders (reel time 1:26).But the two defenders are less than 2m away. If he runs straight, or inside on a ‘post’ angle before passing, he or his support runner will be tackled. There could even be an interception. So instead, Tikoirotuma runs towards the corner flag, committing both defenders to tackling him and offloading to his unmarked support before contact. Try time. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From the offloading of Read and Sonny Bill to searing running lines in outside channels, the All Blacks are taking their attacking game to new heightscenter_img The full packageIt’s this ability to execute that separates teams at the highest level. The All Blacks are deadly when they have an overlap, but they also have a knack of scoring when defences have numbered them off, such as the tries by Dane Coles (v South Africa) and Cory Jane (v Australia) at the tail-end of the Rugby Championship.They ‘draw and pass’ better than opponents and they don’t worry if backs and forwards intermingle. In fact, Brodie Retallick is a major receiver (four times in the first ten minutes against the Boks in Wellington) whilst Kieran Read is the best offloader in the world – relegating Sonny Bill Williams to second place.Throw in innovations like their passing in front of decoy runners, to eliminate the possibility of being penalised for obstruction, and you have one hell of an attacking package.Big collisions in CardiffIronically, whilst the artful Conrad Smith, a sumptuous footballer but not a powerhouse, will start at 13 for the ABs on Saturday, 130 miles west Wales and Australia will feature two bruisers at 13. Both nations have traditionally favoured guile over brawn in the back-line but in George read more

Southland’s Hoani MacDonald in induced coma following on-field collapse

first_imgSaturday Oct 20, 2012 Southland’s Hoani MacDonald in induced coma following on-field collapse Southland and former Newport-Gwent Dragons lock Hoani MacDonald is in critical but stable condition following cardiac arrest suffered during the Stags’ ITM Cup Championship semifinal against Counties Manukau in Pukekohe earlier today. MacDonald collapsed midway through the first half, clearly struggling and in pain before being stretchered off. He was reportedly talking to the team doctor but then went into cardiac arrest (off camera), and after 15-20 minutes of vigorous CPR, a defibrillator had to be used. He was worked on by ambulance staff, rugby doctors, police, and firefighters before being stabilised and transferred to hospital.“MacDonald was taken by ambulance from ECOLight Stadium to Middlemore Hospital,” a New Zealand Rugby Union statement said. “He has been put in an induced coma and is stable.”The commentators at the time didn’t realise the seriousness of the situation, speculating that the 34-year-old could possibly have injured his head or neck.“We were very worried up in the box because we saw him try to stand, and then tumble,” said Counties coach Tana Umaga. “He started running and then fell over. It was pretty bad.”Umaga and other coaches have had concerns over the amount of games played this season, where the tournament has been condensed with little turnaround time between matches. “It shouldn’t be life or death what we do,” Umaga said. “It’s a game we play for fun, and players’ health should be paramount. That’s something out of this competition that has to be looked at.“It’s about the health of the players. Hopefully they investigate it fully and it doesn’t happen again, because I’d hate for this to escalate and be something more. Luckily we’ve got the health professionals to do a great job and look after him.”Southland coach Dave Henderson didn’t know exactly what had happened, so at halftime didn’t mention that it was anything serious to the players. He told them after the game.“They are pretty down. We got them in the changing shed and told them what had happened, but we’re still not sure what the problem is, but it is serious,” he said.A former Junior All Black and New Zealand Maori representative, MacDonald has also played Super Rugby for the Melbourne Rebels and Otago Highlanders.His fiance and two young children have been flown in to spend the night at his bedside.Counties Manukau won the game 48-23, earning a Championship final against Otago.Update 21-10-12:Hoani has come out of the coma and is showing positive signs, New Zealand Rugby Union general manager Neil Sorensen said. “Southland Stag Hoani Macdonald has started to come out of an induced coma and is showing early positive signs including acknowledging questions and recognising people around him.“While this is positive news, he remains in intensive care at Middlemore Hospital and his condition is described as stable,” he added.Credit: Fairfax NZ NewsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

UK legacy market worth £2.96bn in 2017 but hard Brexit could affect future growth

first_img“Legacy Foresight’s report underlines just how important charitable bequests are to the sector now and in the future.“Gifts in wills are the largest source of all voluntary income, and it’s by no means just the largest or long established charities that are on the receiving end. Growth is seen across the sector and this is testament both to the public’s appetite for leaving a lasting gift, as well as to the hard work and collaboration of fundraisers.“While Brexit and wider economic uncertainty may indeed have an impact on future legacy trends, the outlook remains positive with more and more charities benefitting from gifts in wills.” Melanie May | 5 November 2018 | News  111 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Brexit legacies legacy fundraising Research / statistics The total UK legacy market was worth £2.96 billion in 2017, according to Legacy Foresight’s 2018 Legacy Market Outlook report, with modest growth predicted over the next five years and a risk of lower growth in the event of a hard Brexit.The £2.96 billion represents around 3.5% of all the money left in estates, up from around 3% a few years ago. Legacies now account for 15% of all fundraised income and 6% of all income received by British charities.Health remains by far the largest sector, accounting for 38% of total legacy income. Other important sectors are animal charities, receiving 15%, conservation and disability, each receiving 8% of all UK legacy income.The Legacy Market Outlook report also looks at the five-year forecast for legacies, and pinpoints rising death rates and economic uncertainty as the most critical trends that it expects to affect both the number and the value of legacies received by UK charities over the next five years.While death rates have been falling, according to ONS figures annual UK deaths will top 600,000 a year from 2020 onwards, climbing rapidly to reach 628,000 in 2026 and 708,000 in 2036. Based on this new data, Legacy Foresight has adjusted its forecasts of legacy bequests upwards, rising from 118,000 in 2017 to 124,000 in 2022.Legacy Foresight has also prepared several market forecasts considering the various possible outcomes of the Brexit negotiations.  If a Brexit deal can be reached by the March 2019 deadline, it puts the outlook for the UK legacy market over the next five years as fairly modest with a growth of 2.4% per annum, or less than 1% per annum after inflation. This means that the value of the UK legacy market will reach £3.4bn by 2022, and cumulatively over the next five years the sector will receive £15.8bn in legacy income from a total of 610,000 bequests.With a ‘hard’ Brexit, or no deal at all, Legacy Foresight estimate that incomes over the next five years will total £14.6bn; £1.2bn less than if a deal is reached.Meg Abdy, Development Director of Legacy Foresight said:“In the short term, uncertainty is already having an impact on economic growth and on house prices – this, in turn, impacts residual legacy values. With residual bequests making up 85% of income this will affect legacy incomes overall. The difference between a good and a bad Brexit for the UK legacy market is not insignificant. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and issue new forecasts if required.”Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, commented: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 UK legacy market worth £2.96bn in 2017 but hard Brexit could affect future growthlast_img

November-scheduled global F2F summit launches with call for panellists

first_img A free global face-to-face fundraising summit launches today, and is calling for submissions from F2F experts to contribute as panellists.Facing the Future is the second global summit coordinated by the International F2F Congress Committee and hosted by the Austrian Fundraising Association (Fundraising Verband Austria). The half-day virtual event will take place twice on Thursday 05 November 2020, both during the morning and late afternoon CET, to maximise access for delegates from across the world.The summit aims to provide an opportunity for F2F leaders and senior practitioners to explore the future of public fundraising in a Covid world and share best practice, and will present a global overview, exploring areas including new developments, best practice and success metrics.It is being coordinated in lieu of the International F2F Congress, which was postponed due to the pandemic, and follows the first Global F2F Summit on 3 June 2020, which brought together over 1,000 F2F specialists discussing ideas and strategies for reigniting public fundraising following lockdown.Günther Lutschinger, CEO of Fundraising Verband Austria, said:“It’s been fascinating to see how far and fast the face-to-face fundraising environment has changed in recent months. Fundraising in face shields has rapidly become the new norm, with contactless payment becoming increasingly common. But we’re also seeing some real innovation in the field too. With so much change, it’s all the more important that senior leaders in the field have an opportunity to come together and discuss new ideas to ensure that face-to-face continues to be the vibrant and vital fundraising channel that so many charities rely on.”Delivered in partnership with Fundraising Everywhere, the summit is supported by the European Fundraising Association (EFA) and UK Fundraising. Sponsorship from Formunauts, DialogDirect, ONG Conseil, and others means there is no charge for delegates.The programme is currently being developed by a panel of F2F practitioners and sector leaders, including Daryl Upsall (Daryl Upsall Consulting International & Daryl Upsall Associates) and Elsbeth de Ridder (Save the Children International).Delegates are invited to register their interest in attending and experts who wish to contribute to the event as a panellist are encouraged to get in touch with the Austrian Fundraising Association before the deadline of Thursday 1 October 2020. Information is available on the site. Advertisement  264 total views,  2 views today  265 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: face-to-face virtual event Melanie May | 23 September 2020 | News November-scheduled global F2F summit launches with call for panellistslast_img

CuriosityStream Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

first_img Pinterest CuriosityStream Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 SILVER SPRING, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– CuriosityStream Inc. (NASDAQ: CURI) (“CuriosityStream”), a global factual entertainment company, announced today the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), at a price to the public of $13.50 per share, for a total of 6,500,000 shares. Gross proceeds to CuriosityStream from the offering are expected to be approximately $87.7 million, before deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses. In addition, CuriosityStream has granted the underwriters a 30 day option to purchase an additional 975,000 shares of Common Stock at the public offering price (less the underwriting discount). The offering is expected to close on February 8, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. BofA Securities is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering and as representative of the underwriters. Needham & Company is acting as senior co-manager for the offering, and D.A. Davidson & Co., Roth Capital Partners, Barrington Research and The Benchmark Company are acting as co-managers for the offering. CuriosityStream intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for investment in program content, marketing and general corporate purposes. A registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-252617) (the “Registration Statement”) relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and declared effective on February 3, 2021. The offering is being made pursuant to the Registration Statement and an accompanying prospectus. Prospective investors should read the Registration Statement and accompanying prospectus, and the other documents that CuriosityStream has filed with the SEC for more complete information about CuriosityStream and the offering. A copy of the final prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, by contacting BofA Securities, Attn: Prospectus Department, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, by telephone at (800) 299-1322 or via email at dg.prospectus—[email protected] Electronic copies of the Registration Statement, the accompanying prospectus and the final prospectus are also available free of charge on the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. AboutCuriosityStream Launched by media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is one of the world’s leading global factual streaming services and media companies. Its documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. With thousands of titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream features stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. CuriosityStream programming is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not limited to, statements regarding the offering. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Generally, statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning possible or assumed future actions, business strategies, events or results of operations, are forward-looking statements. These statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “plans,” “scheduled,” “anticipates,” “predicts” or “intends” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that read more

744 more people have tested positive for Covid-19

first_img744 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 — and the Chief Medical Officer’s warning “a large increase” in infections is on the way in the days ahead.Four more patients are confirmed to have died from the virus.246 cases were in Dublin, 131 in Cork and 51 in Limerick — with 40 in Wexford and 33 in Donegal, the counties with the highest infection rates by population.Dr Tony Holohan says infection rates are far higher than the official figures suggest because of low testing levels over Christmas.He’s urging people to stay home and avoid visiting family and friends. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleGardaí investigating robbery at Glencar, LetterkennyNext articleSport 2020 Part 1 – Soccer / Harps Stay Up News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA 744 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 27, 2020 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img

Local ‘celebs’ will be ringing kettle bells on Friday

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content May said that, at day’s end, hopes are that the bell ringers will have met and exceeded the goal set for the Gold Kettle event.“Last year’s celebrity bell ringers collected about $450,” May said. “So, we have set the goal at $500 and we believe that’s a very realistic goal based on the response to the Iron Bowl Kettle campaign.May said the Iron Bowl Kettle campaign attracted a lot of interest and raised more than $700 for the local Salvation Army. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Pike County Salvation Army is gearing up for Gold Kettle Day and elected officials throughout the county will be the celebrity bell ringers on Friday at Wal-Mart.“Our celebrity bell ringers are enthusiastic about the opportunity to participate in our Gold Kettle campaign,” said Kim May, director Pike County Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store. “In doing so, they will help to make Christmas special for a lot of people right here in Pike County.”The guest celebrity bell ringers on Friday will be Pike County Circuit Clerk Jamie Scarbrough, Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen, Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage, Brundidge City Councilman Lawrence Bowden, Goshen Mayor Jack Waller, Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford and Banks Mayor Dewayne Henderson. The elected officials will ring the Gold Kettle bell from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Then the celebrity of the season, Santa Claus, will ring for the final hour. Local ‘celebs’ will be ringing kettle bells on Friday Published 10:50 pm Monday, December 5, 2011 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories “We don’t have the facilities to cook meals but the food boxes include all the items needed to cook a traditional Christmas dinner,” May said. “The boxes have a frozen turkey and the stuffings, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans and fruit.”Donations toward the purchase of the turkeys and other items are always appreciated.“We are taking applications now for the food boxes,” May said. “Applicants need to call the office to find out what they need to bring when applying.”The Salvation Army now has an additional way to give during the Christmas season.Bar codes have been placed on the bottom right corner of each Red Kettle sign. When the code is scanned it will directly open to the Salvation Army’s secure line donations server and donations may be made to the Salvation Army using a credit card.The Pike County Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store is located at 509 South Brundidge Street in Troy. The number to call is 334-808-1069. You Might Like Luverne man killed in early morning wreck A 22-year-old Luverne man was killed Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 29, 7 miles west of… read more By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Skip “Alabama was the big winner in that campaign with $415.43. Auburn’s kettle had $297.59,” May said and added laughing that she didn’t know whether there were more Alabama fans or if they were just more generous.”With several programs underway, the Christmas season is an extremely busy time for the Salvation Army.“We still have about 20 angels on our Angel Tree that haven’t been adopted,” May said. “We encourage anyone who would like to make Christmas a happy time for a child to stop by the Service Center and Thrift Store and adopt one of our little angels.”The Pike County Salvation Army also puts together Christmas food boxes for families in need. Print Article Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot read more

Farmers optimistic about 2012

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Farmers optimistic about 2012 “But prices were good for the cotton and peanuts and they made better than most farmers expected,” Knotts said.“Peanuts and cotton can take dry spells better than corn, so it ended up being a better year than we thought when it seemed like we just weren’t going to get any more rain.”Peanut acreage was down slightly from 2011 at 5,5743 acres but up from 2010 when 3,800 acres of peanuts were planted.“The prices went up so more peanuts were planted,” Knotts said. “Corn prices were up so corn acreage was up to 2,400 acres but the corn got hurt by the drought. Cotton remained about the same that is has been for the last few years at 3,500 acres. By Jaine Treadwell New Years always hold promise and the year 2012 is no exception.Jeff Knotts, FSA county executive director for Pike and Bullock counties said that, if commodity prices stay favorable and Mother Nature cooperates by sending showers of blessings, then 2012 should be a good year for area farmers.Of course, farmers are always expecting “next year to be a better year.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder “Sometimes it is and sometimes it’s just a better year than expected in spite of weather conditions,” Knotts said.This year for example.Drought conditions plagued farmers throughout the spring and summer. The corn crops dried up in the fields except in fields that were irrigated. Cuttings of hay were reduced to one and a half on most farms. The outlook was dismal for peanuts and cotton. Latest Stories Skip “Hay production was way down because of the drought and that really hurt the farmers who plant for grazing. So, if cotton and peanuts had not come around, it would have been a much worse year.”Looking forward, if prices stay favorable, then 2012 could be a good year on the farm.“But, if we don’t get rain when we need it most, it won’t matter about the prices,” Knotts said. “If the prices are good and you don’t have anything to sell, it does you no good.”The new Farm Bill in 2013 could have a negative impact on the agricultural community.“Who knows where the new Farm Bill will go,” Knotts said.“There could be big cuts in program benefits. If farmers lose their base payments that would be very detrimental.”Knotts said many farmers depend on base payments in peanuts, cotton, corn and wheat to help make ends meet.“Base payments are paid on five-year crop averages,” he said. “Base payments are supplements paid to farmers for built-up benefits for growing crops. We need the base payments to help keep people on the farm.”One farmer feeds about 130 people so, highlights the importance of the American farmer, Knotts said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Published 2:23 pm Friday, January 6, 2012 You Might Like Taylor shares insight with exchange In his first year as an Alabama State Sen. Bryan Taylor. R-Prattville, has found that politics make strange bedfellows. Taylor… read more Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

Time to put all that theory into practice

first_imgI am currently representing too many excellent unemployed HR professionals.There are too few jobs for them all and too little flexibility in themarketplace to allow them to shift sectors. This is partly being driven by the narrow-mindedness of employers, with manypresuming that the laws of supply and demand are stacked in their favour. They want only HR people who have vast experience of their specific sector.But they ignore talent and performance at their cost – come the upturn, the warfor talent will intensify once more and an individual’s greatness and notsector knowledge will be the important factor. Meanwhile, for the unemployed HR professional, the key survival tactic isconfidence. It is critical to do whatever it takes to find ways to stay active– undertaking interim roles or consultancy to keep emotionally andintellectually alive in the marketplace. You need to seek independent coaching and counselling from trusted friendswho can help maintain confidence and a sense of reality. HR people are great atsupporting others, but notoriously bad at using their own support networks. This is also the time to consider external development programmes, seconddegrees, and voluntary work. If you need to toughen up on public speaking, getout and practice it. Think through industry shifts – if you have always wanted to work in retailthen now is the time to make the move, but be realistic about employer demands.Whatever you decide, take action immediately. People come to me who, withhindsight, would not have chosen to go on holiday on leaving their previousemployer. Instead, they would have thrown their efforts into repackagingthemselves. All those made redundant go through a ‘grief curve’ to varying degrees andHR people are no different. But while they are experts at helping othersunderstand it, amazingly they often do not spot the signs in themselves. You have to carefully balance whether you should take a job opportunity. Ina perfect world, you will only ever join an organisation where there is demonstrablepersonal and professional growth. It is hard to be this picky when you have a mortgage to pay, but the longeryou hold off from taking an unsuitable role, the better. It is so easy for HR professionals to get wrapped up in helping everyone elseleave the business, they forget about their own emotional health andconfidence. This is dangerous in the current economy and I implore HR people tofind time for themselves. By Chris Matchan, Vice president of consumer practice, Korn/FerryInternational Time to put all that theory into practiceOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img