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  • finance boss in the wars after hitler gag

    first_img whatsapp KCS-content AS A hack, it gets frustrating to be confronted with a deafening silence when asking any financier to stand up and publicly defend the industry against politically-motivated attacks – especially when the same hotshots are perfectly happy to shoot their mouth off when cornered in private.But, refreshing as it is to find an exception to the rule, there’s something to be said for keeping a sense of perspective.“It’s a war,” Blackstone Group chief executive Stephen Schwarzman said of the ongoing fight between US politicians and private equity firms over increasing the tax burden for the industry, according to Newsweek. “It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939…”Comparing the US administration – and, by default, President Barack Obama himself – to a genocidal dictator? That’s got to be quite the most bizarre comparison The Capitalist has ever heard, particularly coming from a Jewish businessman.Unsurprisingly, Blackstone’s spinners are refusing to comment on their boss’ unfortunate choice of words – though behind the scenes, they’re presumably doing their nut.AW, SHUCKSCalling the foodies of the City – especially any competitive souls who sometimes feel left out by the number of sporting stand-offs among the financial community.As those who know their seasonal ingredients will be aware, British oysters are at their best when there’s an “R” in the month – meaning that we’ve got just over two weeks until the season begins.It’s an occasion that you’d expect traditional restaurants to mark, and Green’s on Cornhill, the venue set up last year in the old Lloyds banking hall, is no exception. The restaurant and bar is planning a big party for the 1 September, I hear, involving teams of eager City workers competing in an “oyster shucking championship”.Apparently, there’s an art to getting into those slippery little suckers – and though it’s not as easy as it looks, Green’s is offering to teach interested parties how to go about it ahead of the competition. Those in search of bragging rights – or a way to impress their dates on a romantic night out – should apply for more information within…TOP-CLASS ROMPThroaty chuckles reverberated around the City A.M. office yesterday as it emerged that bookie Paddy Power has put out odds on which adult film company will be the first to produce the world’s first 3D porn film.Romping home as the favourite (sorry, couldn’t resist) is a 3D “Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” from Hong Kong director Christopher Sun – in at 5/6 and whipping the competition (a 3D remake of “Caligula” by Italian director Tinto Brass at 2/1 and Hustler’s upcoming porn version of James Cameron’s Avatar at 3/1) into submission.GETTING SHIRTYInvestec is really upping the ante with its sports sponsorship programme, just over a year after announcing a high-profile deal to sponsor the horseracing Derby.And yesterday, the South African bank added football club Tottenham Hotspur to its list, having sealed a deal to sponsor the team’s shirts in all cup competition ties – including European club competitions, FA Cup and League Cup matches – over the next two years. finance boss in the wars after hitler gag Show Comments ▼ Monday 16 August 2010 8:07 pm whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • IPL 2020 : Is Dawid Malan on Chennai Super Kings radar…

    first_imgThe only thing which goes against Malan’s name as replacement for Raina is – that picking another foreigner in the team in place of leading Indian cricketer will disturb the balance of the team. That probably is the reason that CSK is yet to finally make up their mind on Malan.  match 3719-OctChennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’‘These are just discussions, nothing has been finalized as such. Malan is a very accomplished T20 player. He is also a left hander like Raina. But team management hasn’t taken any final call on whether to call for Raina’s replacement or not’, said the CSK team source on condition of anonymity. IPL 2020 : Why Malan can be a great choice for CSK ?Batting at number three, Malan has been sensational in his 16-game old T20 career, scoring 682 runs, including an unbeaten hundred, at an average of 48.71. Without any doubt, Malan in the current circumstances in CSK camp can be a great choice.  – Malan is currently in a great form– Like Raina, Malan bats at number 3– Like Raina, Malan bats left handed Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Meanwhile Malan himself has declared that he is also on verge of finalizing deal with one of the Big Bash League teams for this season.  TAGSChennai Super Kings IPL 2020CSK vs MI IPL 2020 Opening matchDawid Malan for Suresh Raina in CSKIPL 2020Suresh Raina’s replacement SHARE Cricket match 422-SepRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM match 725-SepChennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs match 5301-NovChennai Super Kings vs Kings XI PunjabSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM match 2510-OctChennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM match 1804-OctKings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super KingsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM match 3417-OctDelhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM Cricket Facebook Twitter So whatever decision CSK has to take, they will have to move as fast as possible on the same. Malan without any doubt can give CSK’s batting unit much needed boost in the absence of Raina.  IPL 2020 : Is Dawid Malan on Chennai Super Kings radar to replace Suresh Raina ? match 119-SepMumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates match 4929-OctChennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter match 4123-OctChennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM match 2913-OctSunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super KingsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM Match NoDateTeams vs TeamsVenueTime Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket match 1402-OctChennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM Cricket “There has been some contact with one of the clubs,” Malan told ESPNCricinfo. “That’s still ongoing at the moment so hopefully we can finish and finalise that soon and hopefully that can get announced. I don’t know if I’m allowed yet [to say which club], so I’ll sit on the fence with that one.” Cricket CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Cricket match 2107-OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super KingsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video By Kunal Dhyani – September 11, 2020 Latest Sports News Previous articleHeartbreak for Serena Williams in US Open semifinals, Azarenka to play Osaka in the finalsNext articleBayley to confront Sasha Banks tonight on WWE Smackdown following her heinous attack on Banks last week Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team is planning to do a coup of sorts in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). InsideSport has reliably learnt from its sources that their are few discussions going in CSK camp on the name of Dawid Malan of England. Malan who has recently secured number 1 position in the ICC Men’s T20 International player rankings is on the radar of CSK as a possible replacement for Suresh Raina. 33 year old Malan had emerged as the leading scorer of the three-match series against the Aussies, in which he accumulated 129 runs while batting at a strike rate of 138.70.  WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored IPL 2020 : Chennai Super Kings schedule in IPL 2020 match 4425-OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super KingsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai03:30 PMlast_img read more

  • ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

    first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) Q32017 Interim Report

    first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

  • Forget the soaring Cineworld share price! I’d buy other UK shares to get rich and retire early

    first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Monday, 30th November, 2020 | More on: CINE It’s been a spectacular few weeks for the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) share price. And its rampage higher shows no signs of slowing down either. It’s up 107% so far in November, boosted by hopes a Covid-19 vaccine could see movie lovers flock back into its theatres in their droves. It’s also rocketed on the steps it’s taken to reinforce its debt-heavy balance sheet.Another rise in Monday trading has sent the UK share to three-month peaks near 60p per share. I wish I’d clung onto my Cineworld shares a bit longer. I sold them in early October for less than half at what they’re trading at today. But hindsight’s a beautiful thing and timing your trades to perfection is as rare as chickens’ teeth.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A stay of execution?My decision to sell almost two months ago was built on sound foundations. The latest crowd-pulling Bond blockbuster No Time To Die had just been pulled (again), news that prompted Cineworld to announce the mass closure of its 650-plus cinemas. At the same time, Covid-19 infections were rising at an alarming rate, casting doubts on when they’d be reopened. The UK share was also talking about exploring a wide range of options to fix its battered balance sheet.The news flow surrounding Cineworld has been much better in recent weeks. But it’s still too early to claim that the world’s second-biggest cinema chain has staved off extinction.Analyst Ivor Jones of Peel Hunt recently commented that the refinancing news of recent days “pivots Cineworld from the edge of a precipice to having breathing space to get through the winter.” But recent developments over the past month don’t warrant the doubling of Cineworld’s share price. Any delay to the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine could put it back on the brink again.Cineworld is still high riskIts balance sheet  isn’t the only worry either. The structural problems overshadowing Cineworld’s long-term outlook have worsened by the Covid-19 crisis. Demand for streaming services has rocketed, and studios such as Disney and Universal have already begun overlooking movie theatres entirely to beam their movies straight into customers’ homes instead.At the same time, the likes of Cineworld have a fight on their hands as other entertainment forms surge in popularity. Video game sales have soared in recent years and Covid-19 has given demand an extra shot in the arm. According to Grand View Research, the global games market was worth more than $150m last year. Compare that to the $42 that Statista says the cinema industry was worth last year. And Grand View expects the gaming market to rise at a whopping compound annual growth rate of 12.9% through to 2027.Cineworld and other cinema operators face the age-old problem of combating piracy, an issue which has also been soaring again in the Covid-19 age. Clearly, this UK share still faces a significant number of problems in the short-term and beyond. This is why I sold my entire stake last month. And it’s why I’d much rather buy other UK shares in my ISA today. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Walt Disney and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $60 calls on Walt Disney and short January 2021 $135 calls on Walt Disney. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget the soaring Cineworld share price! I’d buy other UK shares to get rich and retire early Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

  • Should I buy shares in Deliveroo or Tesco?

    first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Should I buy shares in Deliveroo or Tesco? It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares For regular stock market investing ideas and help choosing the best shares to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. Kirsteen owns shares in Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Ocado Group, Tesco, and Uber Technologies and has recommended the following options: long January 2022 $1,920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1,940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 | More on: ROO TSCO center_img The Deliveroo (LSE:ROO) share price disappointed investors at its initial public offering (IPO) in April when it spectacularly flopped. Today it’s down 10% from the IPO, but it has recovered 14% from its 52-week low.A disheartening startIt was undoubtedly among the most highly anticipated IPOs of the past year. After the tech boom in the US markets, London had high hopes for a similar success story at launch. Unfortunately, I think the excitement of 2020 had been replaced with the grim reality of a post-pandemic economy, and investors couldn’t see as much long-term value in Deliveroo as hoped.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Besides, with the reopening upon us, there was doubt in their minds that Deliveroo’s rampant success at the height of lockdown could continue as restaurants and bars started opening again.Buyer bewareSo, nearly three months later, is the outlook for Deliveroo stock any better? There are a few reasons I doubt it.Firstly, if the company has to unionise, its workforce could affect its margins. This comes after London’s 70k Uber drivers formed a union following years battling legal challenges.Then there’s the fact institutional investors were steering clear of Deliveroo at IPO and still seem disinclined to add it to their funds. According to the Financial Times, Europe boasts over 18k mutual funds, and to date, only four of them have added Deliveroo stock.The way Deliveroo’s shares are structured gives an unusual amount of power to the CEO. This leaves other investors at a disadvantage regarding decision-making, which is one reason why institutional investors are steering clear.However, its Q1 results showed signs of growth, with a rise in global orders for two years running. This is encouraging as it indicates that growth may not only be in response to the pandemic. And if its growth targets for 2021 meet or exceed 2019 levels, then the investor outlook would be more enticing, reflecting well in its share price.But for me, I think a promising growth story is pinned on hope. I’m not a Deliveroo customer, and I’m not tempted to add Deliveroo shares to my Stocks and Shares ISA.Is Tesco a better investment than Deliveroo?Tesco (LSE:TSCO) is another pandemic beneficiary that has lost its edge in recent months. It carried out a share consolidation in February, reducing the number of shares existing shareholders held. But they received a special dividend for their original number of shares. Since then, the Tesco share price has remained fairly flat. Nevertheless, Tesco has staying power. It has several revenue streams from its supermarkets to convenience stores, wholesale division, retail banking, and insurance services.Ordering Tesco groceries online is straightforward and convenient, but the company has invested heavily in staying competitive. Therefore, it has considerable debt.Competition is rife in the grocery arena, from its supermarket peers to the discount rivals and digital disruptors like Ocado and Amazon. Yet I think it’s still got plenty to offer and doesn’t look in danger of being left behind any time soon.Tesco keeps up with (and ahead of) trends thanks to the consumer data it holds via its Clubcard. Its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 13, and its dividend yield is 4%.There are other UK stocks I’d prefer to buy, so I’ve no plans to invest in Tesco for now, but I’ll keep it on my watch list. Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

  • David Coe joins Cascaid Consulting

    first_imgDavid Coe joins Cascaid Consulting Howard Lake | 3 July 2003 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Stewart Crocker, Managing Director, said: “we have taken a strategic decision to strengthen our team of senior consultants in response to growing demand and our desire to increase our capacity to work both nationally and internationally.”Cascaid Consulting is the sister company to Cascaid Marketing Ltd which provides direct marketing, creative and design, public relations, advertising and campaign management services to the voluntary sector. David Coe has joined fundraising and management consultancy Cascaid Consulting as a Director.Coe moves from his position as Chief Executive of Kingston Smith Consultancy. His appointment is designed to strengthen Cascaid’s team of professional consultants and expand the level and range of consulting services it offers its clients.Coe previously worked for Amnesty International UK and has advised The Children’s Society, Age Concern and the BBC research and strategy department. Advertisementcenter_img  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

  • High Nitrogen Rates increase Micronutrient Uptake in Corn

    first_imgHome News Feed High Nitrogen Rates increase Micronutrient Uptake in Corn A Purdue University study shows that high-yielding, modern corn hybrids take up not only more nitrogen from soil but more micronutrients such as zinc, iron, manganese and copper. Nitrogen fertilizer rates also influence how much of these nutrients are stored in the grain at harvest.Growers may need to use fertilizers to meet the increased micronutrient requirements of hybrid corn in high-yield systems, especially if soil nutrient levels are too low. “This study raises the question of whether we need to pay more attention to micronutrients in fertilizer management,” said Tony Vyn, Purdue professor of agronomy and co-author of the study. “In high-yield systems, it’s not just that corn requires more macronutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus – which is what farmers normally think about – more micronutrients are needed as well. If you have soil that is deficient in micronutrients, you could be limiting your yields.” SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 29, 2013 Previous articleE15 Comes to MinnesotaNext articleFarmers Rally in D.C. for Immigration Reform Gary Truittcenter_img Facebook Twitter High Nitrogen Rates increase Micronutrient Uptake in Corn Though micronutrients are essential for optimum plant growth and reproductive development, current management practices rarely take them into account, as growers often assume that soil nutrient concentrations for these nutrients are adequate. But in modern crop production systems, deficiencies could occur, Vyn said. “For many years, we didn’t have to worry about micronutrients,” he said. “But if you’re in a cash crop situation where you’re producing bigger plants and more grain, you are exporting more micronutrients away from the field at harvest. If you’re not replacing them, the soil is going to be depleted over time.”Soil factors such as pH and moisture can also influence micronutrient availability, saidIgnacio Ciampitti, co-author of the study and assistant professor at Kansas State University.“Nutrient availability is more complex than soil nutrient concentrations,” Ciampitti said. “Nutrient availability is also related to the plant’s ability to take up each nutrient at the soil-root interface.”In the second part of a study on how modern corn hybrids (post-1990) absorb and allocate nutrients under contemporary management practices, Vyn and Ciampitti measured how simultaneous increases in the number of plants per acre and nitrogen rates affected the concentration of zinc, copper, iron and manganese in two hybrids of corn.Vyn said the influence of plant density on the uptake of micronutrients was relatively minor, even at high crowding levels, in that higher plant density resulted in similar yields as medium and low densities. But as nitrogen rates increased, yields rose and corn plants took up a substantially greater amount of micronutrients and allocated more micronutrients to the ears.“From a human nutrition viewpoint, there’s always a concern that increasing yields will dilute the nutritional quality of corn,” Vyn said. “But as long as soil concentrations of nutrients are sufficient, higher yields tend to mean more micronutrients are concentrated in the grain, not less.”But higher corn yields mean more micronutrients leave the field at harvest.“Growers are not used to thinking about how much zinc leaves the field when they harvest grain corn,” Vyn said. “But that’s part of the management equation that has to be considered.”At high plant density (42,000 plants per acre) and high nitrogen rates (200 pounds per acre), 58 percent of zinc taken up by corn hybrids was removed in the grain, compared with 31 percent of copper, 18 percent of iron and 15 percent of manganese.Vyn and Ciampitti also observed differences in when micronutrients are absorbed and where they are stored in the corn plant. Zinc is taken up throughout the season and is primarily stored in the stems during the vegetative stage, while iron is allocated to the leaves. Copper and manganese are distributed to both leaves and stems and are taken up mostly before the flowering period.To prevent deficiencies, Vyn suggests growers add zinc to bulk fertilizer with phosphorus – which has a similar uptake pattern – or put it in a starter, while manganese can be supplied in a foliar application where necessary. Growers usually can rely on soil for sufficient levels of iron and copper, he said.Further research will concentrate on developing estimates for micronutrient requirements to help inform growers which kinds of fertilizers to apply and when.“There’s no question that when you have more biomass and higher grain yields, you require more of certain micronutrients,” Vyn said. “It’s something to be aware of.”Funding for the study was provided by Dow AgroSciences, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Purdue Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, Potash Corp. and The Mosaic Co.The study was published in Agronomy Journal and can be viewed online athttps://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/aj/articles/0/0/agronj2013.0126. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

  • Ham Breakfast helps Ag Community Kick Off State Fair

    first_img Ham Breakfast helps Ag Community Kick Off State Fair Previous articleSolid Support for McKinney NominationNext articleHam Breakfast gets Ag Leaders Ready for State Fair on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Andy Eubank Merritt agreed Governor Holcomb appears to be quite a fan of pork, specifically consuming pork.“He talked about all the items in our pork tent that he likes to eat and he talked about all the pork that he eats at home, and he encouraged all the visitors to go and do that as well. He’s a great supporter of our industry and obviously a fan of pork.”During the event, another donation was made to the Feeding Indiana’s Hungry program.“We actually house Feeding Indiana’s Hungry in the Indiana Pork offices and we think it’s important as Indiana pork farmers to make sure that no kids are going hungry,” she explained. “As farmers, we think it’s our responsibility to feed the world and we don’t take that lightly, so we want to make sure kids are going home and have a full belly when they are home at night. So, we’re happy to see First Farmers Bank and Trust donate $10,000 to FiSH, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, and that money will be used to supplement some of the food banks around the state to make sure they have enough supplies for the communities they serve.” Facebook Twitter State-Fair-opening-dayFriday morning opening ceremonies at the Indiana State Fair made it official, the Wonderful World of Food 2017 fair is underway. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb spoke, often about the food and many types of pork available at the fair. State fair executive director Cindy Hoye welcomed the crowd, the new Subaru Skyride in the background prepared to give the first riders of the fair, the Governor and First Lady Janet, a look from overhead. The ceremony included music, with the state fair queen Becca Lax singing the National Anthem.She was followed by a stunning version of Back Home Again in Indiana by Joe Martin from Indiana FFA.But earlier in the morning, many of Indiana’s agricultural leaders gathered for the traditional Indiana Pork Producers ham breakfast.“This is a breakfast that has been going on for over 30 years,” Jeanette Merritt, Indiana Pork’s Director of Checkoff Programs told HAT. “It is important to bring 350 of our ag industry friends, our elected officials, our government leaders, agency officials as well, to the fairgrounds. Give them some really great breakfast, pork items, and let people fellowship, visit with each other, but also hear from them what their vision is for Indiana agriculture and agriculture in Washington DC as well.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Ham Breakfast helps Ag Community Kick Off State Faircenter_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 7, 2017 last_img read more

  • Frog Corps Director Steps Down

    first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ Ryan is a junior double majoring in journalism and history from Little Elm, Texas. He is an avid sports fan that enjoys all things TCU and Dallas related. When not in class you can find him in a Fort Worth eatery or marching on the 50. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter printBrad White stands in front of the Frog Corps at the end of a concert. Photo Credit: Brad WhiteBrad White, the founder of TCU’s all-male choir, is stepping down. White started the Frog Corps in 2011 at the request of the choral department in the school of music. White was the essence of Frog Corps and connected personally with the members, said A.J. Cott, a senior education major and four-year member of the Frog Corps. “He was a good friend,” Cott said. “He put his heart and soul into the choir and he put his heart and soul into the guys.”White said his favorite memory was the day in 2011 when Chancellor Victor Boschini came to a rehearsal and was so impressed he decided to purchase purple blazers for the members. The blazers, which the Frog Corps wear to their performances at sporting events, concerts and other university functions, have become a trademark of the group.“It really sort of helped with the course of Frog Corps over history,” White said.White said it was hard to step down as director, but it was time for “some new blood to come in.” White will remain with the group in an advisory role as Director Emeritus.Dr. Christopher Aspaas, the director of choral activities for the school of music, is the new director. Before coming to TCU, Aspaas was a conductor of St. Olaf’s Viking Chorus, a 90-voice first-year male choir.White said he believes that the program will continue to excel under Aspaas. “If I could hand pick anyone in the United States to do Frog Corps, to be honest with you, it would be Dr. Aspaas.” Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ Winter Events Guide ReddIt Linkedin Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ ReddIt Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ Twitter New ice cream shop rolls into Fort Worth Study sanctuaries on campus, in Fort Worth Ryan Myers Linkedin + posts Interfaith group hopes to pass religious accommodation policy Previous articleHoroscope: September 12, 2017Next articleVolunteers assembled hygiene kits for Hurricane Harvey evacuees Ryan Myers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Director Brad White stands in front of the Frog Corps during a concert. Photo Credit: Paul Cortese Facebook Facebooklast_img read more