Weary ballot counters continue four days after vote as the nation waits for results.

first_imgPhil Armstrong, the county executive in Lehigh County, said the workers were exhausted, in an interview with The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa.“I don’t know how anyone could have done this process both quickly and carefully,” Mr. Armstrong told the newspaper. “It’s just a very tedious process.” In West Chester, Pa., election workers unseal ballots under fluorescent lights, and feed them by hand into high-speed scanners, in video seen on KYW-TV in Philadelphia.They were given the weekend off and will continue counting ballots inside a university gym on Monday morning.At the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, a livestream showed ballot counters in yellow and orange reflective jackets, sitting at opposite ends of tables tabulating ballots throughout the week. Perhaps no one wants the election to end more than the vote counters themselves.With tens of thousands of ballots still to be counted and the world waiting for a final result, counters in several key states, wearing masks and gloves, were set to continue to tally votes into next week, risking their own safety as coronavirus cases in the United States hit record highs.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Fathers’ Advice: Why I never get carried away-Mike Schumacher

first_img Loading… In an emotional letter with sponsor UnderArmor, Mick has acknowledged that although he understands why his father is adored by millions of fans worldwide, that first and foremost: ”He is always my father in the first place.” Although Mick followed the wishes of his family and didn’t talk in detail about his dad’s condition, he did mention the life lessons he continues to follow. Mike and legendary father Michael Schumacher He said: ”I don’t take the lessons he passed on to me as a matter of course. One of these lessons is to remain constant, never to be too euphoric or too depressed.” Read AlsoSchumacher's daughter Gina waxing stronger On 29 December 2013, Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son Mick, descending the Combe de Saulire below the Dent de Burgin above Méribel in the French Alps. Unfortunately he fell and hit his head on a rock sustaining a serious head injury despite wearing a ski helmet. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has opened up on the lessons he learned from his legendary father, revealing that he particularly warned him against getting carried away. Mick, 21, rarely speaks about his F1 legend father, who won seven Formula 1 World Championship titles between 1994 and 2004, writing his name in the history books while inspiring many. The youngster has since made his own way in the sport and was announced as a driver for the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2019, before completing a day of in-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit. In regards to his father, the family has decided not to publicly address the skiing accident back in December 2013 that saw him placed in a medically induced coma because of traumatic brain injury. mike schumacher relishing Father’s advice while pushing on with his careerAdvertisementlast_img read more

Trump Promises Stone No Prison Time: “He Can Sleep Well at Night!”

first_imgPresident Trump on Thursday promised that his longtime informal political adviser, Roger Stone, will not serve prison time.The commander-in-chief said the convicted Republican provocateur “can sleep well at night” while revisiting criticisms of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.The pledge from the president came on Twitter, after Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA, wrote Tuesday that Stone “will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying America,” in reference to the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd.“This isn’t justice,” Kirk added. “RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!”Never forget:Roger Stone will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying AmericaAll because he supports Donald Trump.This isn’t justice.RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 2, 2020 Trump shared the tweet and added, “No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!”The president’s social media post represents just his latest involvement in Stone’s case. It also comes after congressional Democrats and Justice Department officials called out the president and Attorney General William Barr for involving themselves in the matter.No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night! https://t.co/HHg24tcZrx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020 Federal prosecutors requested last February that Stone be sent to prison for seven to nine years for interfering with congressional and FBI investigations into alleged connections between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 campaign.After the president blasted the prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation in a tweet as a “horrible and very unfair situation,” the Justice Department then submitted a revised filing that did not specify a prosecution term, and said the initial proposal “could be considered excessive and unwarranted.”This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020center_img Soon thereafter, the four attorneys who led Stone’s prosecution resigned or notified the court that they were stepping off the case.Last month, nearly 2,000 former Justice Department officials signed a letter urging Barr to resign over his actions in the federal cases of both Stone and Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser who was also tangled up in Mueller’s probe.The Justice Department has already started to move to stop the case against Flynn. However, it is unclear how Barr will respond to the president’s tweet from Thursday.During a February interview, Barr described the Stone case as a “righteous prosecution” and said, “I was happy that he was convicted.”Other convicted associates of the president who were targets of the investigation into Russian interference, including former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were recently released from prison into home confinement, due to concerns about the coronavirus.President Trump hinted earlier in the year that the self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” of GOP politics would not have to serve his full prison term, saying his former aide “has a very good chance of exoneration.”Stone said in April that he is “praying for a pardon,” and had been told by the Bureau of Prisons to report to begin serving his 40-month sentence by June 30.His appeal is still pending.last_img read more

ALICE IS THE NEW YORK ‘MARY FROM DUNGLOE’

first_imgTHEY take the Mary From Dungloe festival very seriously in foreign fields.And perhaps nowhere more so than in the United States.The Donegal ex-pat community gathered in New York to pick their ‘Mary’ for this year’s festival. Hundreds of people were at the Most Precious Blood Church Auditorium, Astoria, Queens, for the annual Dungloe Irish Gala Dance.And the organising committee picked their New York ‘Mary’ –  Alice Ann Robinson pictured above.Alice Ann is also pictured below with Niamh Fitzpatrick and Aileen Moore. They are students at the Deirdre O’Mara School of Irish Dance.With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily.Send your stories and pictures to info@donegaldaily.comFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily ALICE IS THE NEW YORK ‘MARY FROM DUNGLOE’ was last modified: May 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALICE IS THE NEW YORK ‘MARY FROM DUNGLOE’last_img read more

Tributes pour in for man killed in quad tragedy

first_imgThe man killed when his quad crashed outside Mountcharles on Sunday evening has been named.He was Patrick McGinty, a 42-year-old single man from the local area.Mr McGinty was thrown from his quad and suffered serious head injuries around 7pm on Sunday evening. He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital and then transferred to Beaumont Hospital but died in the early hours of Monday morning.Mr McGinty was well-known and liked in the local area where he was remembered as friendly, quiet and a huge Liverpool FC fan.Tributes have been flowing in on social media for the late Mr McGinty.A full investigation into the cause of the crash is being carried out by Gardai. Tributes pour in for man killed in quad tragedy was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaiinvestigationkilledMOUNTCHARLESPatrick McGintyquadlast_img read more

What will fix the Warriors’ inconsistent defense?

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – The question left Stephen Curry pondering for almost 12 seconds. Did he like anything about the Warriors’ loss to Toronto?“Not really,” Curry said.Part of the reason for Curry’s harsh assessment? The Warriors also showed delayed reactions on defense. Not to the extent taking 12 seconds to respond. But the Warriors reacted slowly enough to allow the …last_img

Are you speculating or hedging?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CornThere was another USDA report last week estimating usage and carryout. It had few surprises; corn carryout raised slightly (this was projected in the March 31st stock reports), which means there is more corn stored on the farm than the trade previously estimated.Expect little corn excitement in the next two months. With plenty of old crop corn, the U.S is not competitive in the world markets as prices approach $4.00. On the other hand, farmers won’t sell below $3.75. A large weather event in May or June would probably be the only reason this trading range would change in the short-term. BeansIt’s hard to be bullish beans. The U.S. and the world for that matter has a mountain of beans in storage and plans to plant record acreage this year are forecasted. The only potential is that it’s a long time to August and making the crop is still open to weather issues. Are you speculating or hedging?Many grain marketing analysts have been predicting futures prices will rally from current levels, advocating farmers should buy calls on any grain they already have sold for new crop. I cringe slightly with this advice, because its effectively telling farmers to become speculators. Why is the strategy to “buy a call” speculating?Buying calls means farmers are buying the right to “re-own” grain at a set price in the future. Or, the farmer is choosing the right to own more grain. But, farmers have no inherent reason to buy grain. Farmers are always producing more grain. Maybe not tomorrow, but they will eventually and continually. The average 500- to 600-acre corn farmer raises 100,000 bushels per year, or 500,000 over the next five years. Therefore, I rarely recommend farmers buy calls. Instead, I suggest rallies in the market should be met with more selling.Making it even more speculative, many farmers have unpriced old crop left to sell and very little new crop sold. Farmers in this type of position need to realize their increased risk exposure with buying calls. What if the market does not rally? How much worse will their financial position be? Betting on the marketFarmers should think about the market this way — the market can move in three different directions at any time: up, down or sideways. So, there is essentially a 33% chance that one of these directions can happen. Market analysts can do their best to predict prices, but they can be wrong and no one really knows where the market is going to go. Assuming the market will rally, and therefore buying calls, should on average lose money 66% of the time. Because, prices could stay stagnant, as they have the last three months and the farmer would lose all of the premium paid for the call. Or prices could decrease further, and obviously the farmer would lose the whole value of the call. Yes a call has limited risk, but it’s still risk of loss. The details on why I don’t recommend buying a callOne analyst made the above recommendation when July corn was trading around $3.85 and Dec corn was trading at $4. Looking at an example, the cost to a farmer would be 20 cents for either the July $4 call or the Dec 4.50 call. While I might agree with the analysts that the corn board could increase, in my opinion betting that the price increase will be above the breakeven points after buying the calls is unlikely and has limited risk of a loss of 20 cents.Buying one of these call means prices need to hit $4.20 before late June for the July call or $4.70 by late November on the Dec call. Is it possible? Yes. Is it probable? I don’t know. Right now many think it’s more probable that old crop stocks will hold the July market back and thus less likely to happen. It would take a weather event for Dec to rally, but no one knows if that will happen or not.Farmers should ask themselves when buying calls, “would I buy Dec $4.70 corn (or $4.20 July) or sell at $4.70 on the Dec (or $4.20 July) if we reach those price levels?” My farm exampleI always tell farmers to take the cost of the call into account before deciding to put it on. I have our 2015 crop sold at $4.71 Dec futures. I could buy a $4.50 call this week for 20 cents, making my selling price guaranteed at $4.51 ($4.71- 20 cents for the call). This means I would have all the upside potential in the market (assuming a weather event occurs) because I bought a $4.50 call and my guarantee is basically the same price. BUT, do I really want to take 20 cents less if the market DOESN’T rally? Straight odds say the market only has a 33% chance of going up. So you never recommend buying calls?No, there are times when it makes sense. Even the example above for my farm looks tempting on a few bushels. I tend to recommend them with part of the crop that is not covered by insurance or if I fear a production issue. I also tend to use them more for soybeans than corn, but the principals are the same for both. It depends on my market strategy and goals during the year.Buying calls like this is similar to “trying to hit the home run.” I understand the mentality of wanting to “hit the home run.” Who doesn’t? But, realistically the chances are low you can hit it (especially every time). And, the risk to the farmer hitting the bottom increases. In marketing grain for our farm and advising my clients, I rarely take the “hitting for the fences” strategy. I prefer to win the game with small single hits every time. While boring to some, a strategy that probably will not hit the top, but avoids hitting the bottom, is a proven winner year after year.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE.  Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process.  After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits.  A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations. Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons.  All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit.  Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction.  The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions.  Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs.  All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision.  The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative.  The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions.  Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. 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Inmates and Youth Offenders to Contribute to ‘Jamaica 55’ Celebrations

first_img Inmates and juveniles in correctional institutions across the island will be showcasing their talents as part of the ‘Jamaica 55’ celebrations.Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., told JIS News that the inmates will be making their contributions through music, and other skill areas such as visual and culinary arts.He noted that they are excited to be part of the celebrations, because they see the occasion as on opportunity to give back to the country.“I applaud the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport for its willingness to allow the inmates to showcase their talents and entertain Jamaicans and rebuild hope and trust,” he said.He said the move is in keeping with Government’s objective to “create space that encourages people’s talents to flourish for our country’s benefit, and inmates in correctional facilities are no different”.“Prisons have a history of inmates being involved in the arts, and I believe it is an important rehabilitation tool,” Senator Charles Jr. added.For the Independence celebrations, the adult inmates will be working with former Superintendent at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Gladstone Wright, to produce music pieces in recognition of the Independence milestone.Senator Charles Jr. explained that Mr. Wright played a critical role in the development of the music programme in the correctional facilities.“This partnership is expected to provide additional avenues for advancing their rehabilitation while creating pathways for their eventual success in societies,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, the youth offenders will be creating pieces for a competition and expo under the ‘Jamaica 55’ theme ‘Celebrating Jamaicans at Home and Abroad’.He explained that the four juvenile correctional institutions across the island are expected to display talents in areas such as mural design, animation, graphic design, fashion designing/tailoring, craft, the culinary arts, and agricultural science.The mural design that best captures the theme will be painted in all juvenile institutions as part of efforts to create child-friendly spaces. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., told JIS News that the inmates will be making their contributions through music, and other skill areas such as visual and culinary arts. Inmates and juveniles in correctional institutions across the island will be showcasing their talents as part of the ‘Jamaica 55’ celebrations. For the Independence celebrations, the adult inmates will be working with former Superintendent at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Gladstone Wright, to produce music pieces in recognition of the Independence milestone. last_img read more