Berger Paints Plc ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Berger Paints Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Five things we learnt about rugby – April

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In hot water: Joe Marler’s indiscretions have shown up holes in rugby’s discplinary codeThis reduction in ban coming just a matter of weeks after the most publicised disciplinary case of the season. These bans are becoming meaningless if they can seemingly be reduced without legitimate reason or explanation. They are becoming as believable as ‘Sofa Sale’ ads, where the sale price and original price have little or no correlation. Rugby supporters are genuinely losing faith in the disciplinary process and it needs to be rectified.Judgement Day – a professional milestone for Welsh rugbyJudgement Day IV was a huge success for Welsh rugby and a commercial milestone which proves that Welsh rugby is progressing further along the professional pathway. Professional rugby’s responsibilities extends way beyond the confines of the rugby pitch; commercial performance is as important as sporting performance. The organising and success of ‘stadium’ events such as Judgement Day was once a specialism of the Aviva Premiership – who are hugely proficient in promoting such events.Light my fire: Hanno Dirksen scores an Ospreys try at a packed out Principality StadiumBut Welsh rugby is now catching up. Infighting between the regions and a difficult working relationship with the national body are no longer a barrier to organising multi-fixture super events. A genuine collaboration between Pro Rugby Wales and the WRU delivered a cohesive marketing effort which attracted 68,262 supporters. Having the best part of 70,000 supporters exposed to two entertaining regional fixtures was a major step forward for Welsh rugby – the performance of the Ospreys and the return of Scott Williams being a particular highlight. Judgement Day has now become a genuine calendar event and is here to stay. Congratulations to all concerned.Rio or not?April is usually a good month for rugby players. If they’re not reaching the business end of the season, and focusing on trophies, they’re choosing the flip-flops in which they wish to stroll around the harbour in Puerto Banús. But for a select few the past month has presented a rugby quandary – should they play in the Olympics or this summer’s test tours? For us mere mortals the decision of whether to play international sevens or international fifteens seems like a dream scenario, but for those talented enough, such as Ardie Savea, the decision is more complicated. In demand: Ardie Savea’s stellar form for the Hurricanes has seen him step down from NZ Sevens dutySavea, the hugely talented Kiwi open-side, carved up the sevens circuit and is now doing exactly the same thing for the Hurricanes. Having become one of the marquee players on the sevens circuit, Savea has chosen not to play in Rio and stay with the Hurricanes in Super Rugby – presumably with one eye on ripping Richie McCaw’s vacant All Blacks’ shirt from the back of Sam Cane. This situation is not unique to Savea and could potentially influence or divert the career of many players. Back with a bang: Scott Williams made a try-scoring return on Judgement Day center_img Judgement Day comes of age, Waldrom’s rolls back the years, the disciplinary process losing credibility and Kiwi’s Super Rugby dominance all discussed Thomas Waldrom proves old school still worksApril saw Thomas Waldrom shortlisted for European Player of Year, proving that setting records in the gym has little impact on setting records on the field. With modern rugby hell-bent on core-strength taking precedence over core-skills, Waldrom is proof that appearing old-school doesn’t mean that you can’t deliver new- school levels of efficiency. Waldrom is about as far removed from the modern gym monkey as you can imagine. In fact, he probably deep fries gym monkeys then consumes them between two massive hand-cut slices of white bread.Old-school: Thomas Waldrom has been rolling back the years at ExeterHis eating of gym monkeys is also more than metaphorical in that he has consistently outperformed some of the more ‘athletic’ number eights in the Aviva Premiership. He is top scorer in the Aviva Premiership, with thirteen tries, and joint top scorer in the Champions’ Cup with six tries. His try scoring records are made even more impressive by the fact that he has done it from number eight. The majority of such records are dominated by wingers and fullbacks who benefit from cheap run-ins in the wider channels – Waldrom has done it the hard way. Long may it continue. Hat tip Mr Waldrom!Kiwi Super Rugby way out in frontAfter the Rugby World Cup everyone, from outside New Zealand, took mild comfort in believing that after their legion of multi-capped awesomeness fled to Europe that they would struggle in Super Rugby and it would eventually weaken the All Blacks. Yet that isn’t going happen. The Kiwi Super Rugby teams, namely the Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders are playing some of the finest rugby in the world. Even the Highlanders, placed fourth in the New Zealand Conference, have secured 28 points after nine games; which is more than all but two of the other teams in the competition.Cut above: Aaron Cruden’s Chiefs have led the way for Kiwi Super Rugby teamsDon’t be fooled by suggestions that Kiwi Super Rugby is all miss-three passes and unrealistic 90 metre counter attacks that won’t translate into test rugby. The Kiwi Super Rugby teams are the perfect balance of platform and potency – particularly the Chiefs and Crusaders. Wales tour New Zealand in a matter of weeks, where their ‘easy’ game is the Chiefs. If you have watched even a blink of Super Rugby this season you will know that, even without their test All Blacks, an easy game it will not be.Rugby bans are losing credibilityApril saw another round of citings and another round of baffling bans. Bans where the punishment bares zero reflection to the parameters stated in the guidelines. Joe Marler, who now probably has a citing-commission-ready suit and tie permanently in the boot of his car, was one of those whose ban was reduced below the recommended entry point. Marler received a two week ban for kicking the head of Arnaud Heguy, when the entry point is four weeks.last_img read more

Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgScotland and Wales will both want to extend their winning ways in the tournament Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The match will kick off at 11.45am EST and 8.45am on the West Coast.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Scotland v Wales, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription Scotland’s Ali Price will take to the field against Wales (Getty Images) Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereScotland and Wales both enjoyed a winning start to this year’s Six Nations. Scotland beat England at Twickenham while Wales had a tight victory over Ireland – and both teams will be keen to continue their winning ways at BT Murrayfield this afternoon (kick-off 4.45pm).Here are the match-day squads…Scotland: Stuart Hogg; Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, James Lang, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Blade Thomson, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: David Cherry, Oli Kebble, WP Nel, Richie Gray, Gary Graham, Scott Steele, Jaco van der Walt, Huw Jones.Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, Owen Watkin, Nick Tompkins, Liam Williams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomos Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tupuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, James Botham, Kieran Hardy, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.Check out our Scotland v Wales match preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are.How to watch Scotland v Wales from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Scotland v Wales, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Scotland v Wales at 5.45pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Scotland v Wales (kick-off 3.45am) is live on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.beIN Sports Connect packageYou can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Scotland v Wales from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 5.45am on Sky Sport NZ1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.Scotland v Wales kicks off at 6.45pm on SuperSport Grandstand.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.Scotland v Wales will kick off at 11.45am EST and 8.45am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. Scotland v Wales, which kicks off at 4.45pm, will be shown live on the BBC in the UK.Welsh language channel S4C also has live coverage of Wales’ Six Nations match against Scotland.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the game takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, Scotland v Wales (kick-off 4.45pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. Scotland v Wales live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Scotland v Wales (kick-off 5.45pm) in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing Scotland v Wales at 5.45pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay.  Can’t get to the shops? 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RIP: Raymond Glover, Hymnal 1982 editor

first_img Rector Bath, NC Posted Dec 19, 2017 Martha Jones Burford says: Raymond Glover conducts a class in 1999 at Virginia Theological Seminary. Photo: Glover FamilyChurch musician Raymond Glover, 89, who influenced millions of Episcopalians by being the general editor of The Hymnal 1982, died Dec. 15 in Alexandria, Virginia.Glover was born in Buffalo, New York, and began his musical life as a young chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral there. Later, he sang in the choir at St. Mary Magdalen, when he was an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, studying composition with Healy Willan, who became his mentor and friend. His next move was to Union Theological Seminary to earn a Masters of Sacred Music. He returned to Buffalo as cathedral organist and choirmaster and met Joyce MacDonald (1923-2013), who was director of Christian education. They were married on Easter Monday 1957 and remained partners in so many ways throughout their life together.From Buffalo, they moved to the cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1962, where Glover built a vibrant music and arts program that reached deep into the urban community on the church’s doorstep and beyond into the surrounding suburbs. The highlights of those 11 years at Christ Church Cathedral included numerous organ recitals and flower shows, performances of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde and St. Nicholas, and a professional recording of the choir to assist the fundraising for their two-week tour of England in 1971.The 1960s were a time of great change, and Glover played his role in musical response to liturgical reform as a member of what was then known as the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Church Music. During this decade, he taught at Berkeley Divinity School and found time while on the Yale campus to study organ with the university’s organist, Charles Krigbaum. Then in 1966, Glover joined Jim Litton and Gerre Hancock to found the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) and served as president from 1969-70.Jack Spong, who was then rector of St. Paul’s in Richmond, Virginia, and later became bishop of the Diocese of Newark, called Glover to become director of music. During his time there, Glover oversaw the building of new choirs, music and arts programs and a new organ. He continued to travel extensively as chair of the church music commission’s hymnal committee, preparing the way for the new hymnal, which he was appointed to edit in 1980.The Hymnal 1982 was dedicated at Washington National Cathedral in 1985, and Glover went on to edit a four-volume companion. In 1986, he was granted an honorary doctorate from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), where he later joined the faculty as professor of music and organist (1991-2000). With Marilyn Keiser and Carol Doran he was instrumental in the development of the Program for Musicians Serving in Small Congregations. Following his retirement, Glover continued to teach and develop new courses in collaboration with VTS colleagues.In addition to his decades of service to the Episcopal Church, he also taught music and conducted choirs for independent schools in each of the cities where he was organist and choirmaster – Nichols in Buffalo, Kingswood-Oxford in Hartford and St. Catherine’s in Richmond.Glover will be buried at Virginia Theological Seminary, following a funeral in the seminary chapel at 10:30 a.m.on Dec. 28. Donations will be gratefully received by VTS and AAM. He is survived by his daughters, Margaret and Katie, and grandchildren Sarah and Simon Lasseron and Rachel and Susannah Mahon. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Obituary, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing December 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm Thanks for this fine article about a lovely man. Ray Glover was instrumental in encouraging me as a composer and church musician in the late 70s and 80s. I’m eternally grateful for him sending me copies of 77 hymns that needed music so they might be included in the Hymnal 1982. I wrote about a dozen tunes, and although none were accepted, I did find some lovely texts, including Richard Wilbur’s Christmas Hymn (A stable lamp is lighted).His work founding AAM, on the Hymnal 1982 Companion, and in setting up the LPM was huge, and his kindness and laugh remain in my heart. RIP sweet man. December 19, 2017 at 4:59 pm We at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Buffalo) celebrate the life of our former chorister, organist and choir master as he joins the celestial choir. May he rest in paradise and rise in glory+. Jack H Haney+ says: December 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm I am fortunate to have known Ray Glover a little, through the Association of Diocesan Liturgy and Music Commissions (ADLMC). He was a great leader and teacher. Rector Shreveport, LA Marty Wheeler Burnett says: Eleanor Drake Whitelaw says: December 19, 2017 at 10:21 pm Thank you for an excellent article honoring an outstanding Episcopal musician. There is one error that needs correcting. The correct name of the educational program mentioned is the Leadership Program for Musicians Serving Small Congregations (LPM). This innovative program provided courses in church music and liturgy in dioceses throughout the Episcopal Church. Ray was instrumental in developing the curriculum and training diocesan coordinators. I was privileged to serve in this capacity and learn from this master teacher. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Very Rev. W. (Will) H. Mebane, Jr. says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Stephen C Casey says: Rector Albany, NY December 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm Ray and Joyce were good friends. I miss them both. May they both continue to Rest In Peace and rise in glory. Fr Richard Norman says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Kitty Babson says: December 21, 2017 at 9:53 am Dr. Glover helped me in 1995-96 when as an Interim, I was trying to introduce the 1982 Hymnal to a church which was almost completely closed to using it. Between his lectures and an organist friend, Russell Freeman’s accompaniment, I was able with some Vestry members’ help to introduce the use of the 1982 Hymnal as an “experiment.” Dr. Glover had just the right approach to the “new” hymnal which ultimately did stay in use there. God bless you and rest in peace! Phillip Ayers says: Matthew Bradley says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Rev. Noreen Buckley Seiler (Dubay) says: Rector Belleville, IL December 20, 2017 at 10:57 am Prayers and thanksgiving to God for Dr. Glover’s witness and ministry, and my sympathy to his family as they mourn his passing. Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME December 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm I remember Ray and Joyce both as excellent listeners and always generous in spirit, whose lives might be said appropriately as having made “a joyful sound unto the Lord!” The Rev. Susan Mills says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 December 21, 2017 at 10:08 am Dr. Glover and I had such fun. He practiced for services and I did the flowers on the altar. He often helped me find special greenery on campus. He loved the chapel. I shared lovely dinners with he and his wife. So sad to hear of his death but I am blessed to have had good times with him.Drake Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ana Hernandez says: Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Richard J. Jones says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Sandy Moyle says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing December 20, 2017 at 11:19 am I was on the staff with Ray Glover at St. Paul’s Richmond during the 1970’s. He was a wonderful person to work with and we all enjoyed his introduction of new hymns and music to this leading parish in Virginia. Comments (16) Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Walton Pettit says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA RIP: Raymond Glover, Hymnal 1982 editor Rector Martinsville, VA December 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm Pleased to have known this remarkable man. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS December 20, 2017 at 10:57 am Deeply saddened at the passing of Ray Glover…my professor of church music from 1992-95. I sang in his chapel choir as well as his motet choir. A man of charm and grace, and someone whose well of learning I have drawn on throughout my ordained ministry. Sad that I cannot attend the service of VTS, but will offer prayers at St. Gregory’s Abbey, Michigan Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service December 21, 2017 at 9:17 am Some of us who had the great fortune to be molded by Ray as teenagers at St. Catherine’s, St. Christopher’s, and St. Paul’s, Richmond, have reminisced this week from East to West Coast—his proteges were many. And to a one, we remember his passion, his joy, and his fierce commitment to excellence. His robust presence kept choristers on the edge of their seats. He demanded the best of us as musicians, and, more importantly, as disciples engaged in God’s ministry of music. We are grateful for his and Joyce’s lifelong mentoring of us and so many. Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ People December 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm This busy and productive singer of Christ never failed to be an earthly friend. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN December 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm Ray Glover was my teacher at Berkeley Divinity School in the late sixties, not the best time for traditional Anglican Church music! But he soldiered on and taught us well. He gave the dedicatory recital on the Noack organ in the chapel (now at St Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, on St. Ronan Street near YDS) in 1968. We house-sat for the Glovers when I was doing CPE in Hartford that summer, and it was but one sign of the generosity and friendship that Ray and Joyce showed us. We kept in touch through the years, and I still dip into his 4-volume commentary on Hymnal 1982. Requiescat in pace, Raymondus! December 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm I’m sad to hear this news but grateful for the time I knew Dr Glover at VTS as professor and advisor. He was dedicated, clever, funny, kind and more… Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

Using Field Research to Help Farmers Profit

first_img SHARE Using Field Research to Help Farmers Profit By Andy Eubank – Jan 17, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Using Field Research to Help Farmers Profit Facebook Twitter Ryan McAllister on PFR ProvenThis is a time when farmers are looking for any way possible to generate more corn and soybean yield per acre in order to make a profit in 2017. Winter farm meetings are places to share ideas and farmers are walking away from Beck’s Hybrids Practical Farm Research Insight meetings with solid solutions to consider. This year the meetings are offering PFR Proven™ Practices and PFR Proven™ Products.Ryan McAllister, Beck’s Practical Farm Research Director, says one example is the research-proven yield benefit with fungicide applications in both corn and soybeans applied at the right time.“Timing is critical, so what we’ve found is at V5 if we apply a fungicide we can increase yield but we can’t make money. At V5 followed by VT we can make a little more yield but we just can’t make it profitable. But at VT, at tassel time, that’s the sweet spot and we’re making a little over $20 an acre. That’s multi-location, 3-year data. Hybrids differ in their response obviously, but more times than not that is paying.”He said applying fungicide and insecticide on soybeans is crucial, but it must be at R3.“So farmers first need to understand what R3 is,” he told HAT. “That’s when there’s a pod that’s 3/16th’s of an inch long in one of the uppermost four nodes of the plant. When they hit that time the breakeven soybean commodity price is around $5.75 a bushel. So, if the bean market is above $5.75 they’re making money. We’re getting that information from a seven-year study that we did in Practical Farm Research. If they go a little early and they hit it at R2 that breakeven is about $11.49, so at today’s prices you can’t make money.”Later than R3 also doesn’t pay. McAllister says you have about a week to make the application, so scouting for R3 is also critical. He recommends farmers start their own trials of any practices that might work for them.“Because their farming practices, their fields are different than ours, whether they’re tiled or not tiled. There’s all kinds of yield limiting variables that they have that we may or may not have, and so we think it’s extremely important that they do that. We give them a means by which they can do it called PFR Partners. When someone does an on-farm test, testing anything they want frankly, we’ll help them do that.”PFR Proven™ is granted by Beck’s only if strict criteria are met, criteria that suggest farmers could very likely get positive return on investment on their own farms. PFR Proven™ Practices are multi-year, multi-location studies that are proven management strategies that continue to pay, year after year after. PFR Proven™ Products are individual products that have provided yield gains and a positive return on investment in PFR for a minimum of three years.There are just four remaining Indiana PFR meetings. They are scheduled for Wednesday night in Atlanta at the Beck’s home office, Thursday night in Elwood, and twice on February 7th in Warrenton at the Log Inn Restaurant. Previous articleAg Secretary Pick Expected SoonNext articleFarm Show Attendees Finalizing Production Plans Andy Eubanklast_img read more

HR can rise to challenges of an aggressive society

first_img Previous Article Next Article HR can rise to challenges of an aggressive societyOn 15 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Taking on the role of editor of Personnel Today has been very enjoyable. Ithas given me the luxury to think about the issues affecting HR professionals ina far more reflective way, which has determined the content of this issue. A major concern for me is that society is becoming more aggressive. Thisposes a number of problems for employers, especially those whose staff are inthe front line of customer service. I explore this in the feature ‘When isenough, enough?’, which looks at how organisations draw the line on aggressivecustomer behaviour, so that employees know when to say no in order to protectthemselves. Linked to this aggression are the increasingly adversarial systemsindividuals rely on for support. As is argued in the feature ‘Bully boytactics’, tribunals have drifted away from their original purpose of resolvingdisputes to become a forum for lawyers to flex their legal muscles. Added tothis is the growth in employment legislation, which relies on procedure andencourages the ‘have-a-go’ culture of the aggrieved, but somehow fails totackle real injustice. Exploring the issue of aggressive customers and the tribunal system, I havebeen struck by the reluctance of employers to be open about their experiences.Denying such aggression exists is not the way forward. As a practitioner, I know that increasingly prescriptive legislativepolicies, procedures and codes deliver checklist compliance but not fundamentalchanges in corporate behaviour. Some of the news stories this week underlinethis sharply. Bullying at work is a big issue, and I have no doubt that some of theaggression and abuse my front-line staff encounter, from a minority ofcustomers, is the same behaviour they exhibit at work, or they are meting outthe same treatment they experience at work. Abusive customers are someone’semployees. Leadership comes from the example set at the top. Wouldn’t it be great if,as strong, assertive and courageous HR professionals, we could campaign tobreak the vicious circle of society’s aggression and bad behaviour, allowingthe vast majority of great people to know that their company – from the verytop all the way through – will not tolerate the bully boy culture? By Beverley Shears, Guest Editor, HR Director,South West Trains Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

An appraisal of NCEP/NCAR reanalysis MSLP data viability for climate studies in the South Pacific

first_imgFifty years of monthly mean sea level pressure (MSLP) data from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis (hereinafter NNR) are validated against station observations in the extratropical South Pacific and West Antarctica. The period for which the NNR may be considered reliable differs markedly between regions. It is only realistic from ∼1970 across West Antarctica. A lack of surface observations entering the model causes the NNR to be poorly constrained prior to the availability of GTS‐based data in 1967: the latter coincides with a significant improvement in the NNR MSLP across the eastern South Pacific. Substantial spurious negative trends occur within the NNR MSLP at high latitudes; although the decrease is greatest prior to the advent of satellite sounder data it continues into the 1990s south of 60°S. In addition, widely used tropical and extra‐tropical circulation indices are poorly represented in the NNR data prior to the 1960s.last_img read more

West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse – the fall and riseof a paradigm

first_imgIt is now almost 30 years since John Mercer (1978) first presented the idea that climate change could eventually cause a rapid deglaciation, or “collapse”, of a large part of the West Antarctic ice sheet (WAIS), raising world sea levels by 5 metres and causing untold economic and social impacts. This idea, apparently simple and scientifically plausible, created a vision of the future, sufficiently alarming that it became a paradigm for a generation of researchers and provided an icon for the green movement. Through the 1990s, however, a lack of observational evidence for ongoing retreat in WAIS and improved understanding of the complex dynamics of ice streams meant that estimates of likelihood of collapse seemed to be diminishing. In the last few years, however, satellite studies over the apparently inaccessible Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica have shown clear evidence of ice sheet retreat showing all the features that might have been predicted for emergent collapse. These studies are re-invigorating the paradigm, albeit in a modified form, and debate about the future stability of WAIS. Since much of WAIS appears to be stable, it may, no longer be reasonable to suggest there is an imminent threat of a 5-m rise in sea level resulting from complete collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet, but there is strong evidence that the Amundsen Sea embayment is changing rapidly. This area alone, contains the potential to raise sea level by around ~1.5 m, but more importantly it seems likely that it could, alter rapidly enough, to make a significant addition to the rate of sea-level rise over coming two centuries. Furthermore, a plausible connection between contemporary climate change and the fate of the ice sheet appears to be developing. The return of the paradigm presents a dilemma for policy-makers, and establishes a renewed set of priorities for the glaciological community. In particular, we must establish whether the hypothesized instability in WAIS is real, or simply an oversimplification resulting from inadequate understanding of the feedbacks that allow ice sheets to achieve equilibrium: and whether there is any likelihood that contemporary climate change could initiate collapse.last_img read more

Three Cooks store closed following fatal stabbing

first_imgA bakery retailer in south-east London has been closed temporarily after a fatal stabbing.Teenager Jimmy Mizen was killed in an unprovoked attack last Saturday (10 May) at the Three Cooks shop on Burnt Ash Hill in Lee.Mizen was stabbed with a shard of glass after he refused to take up the challenge of a fight from another youth.A spokesman for Solihull-based parent company Cooks the Bakery said the premises had been closed initially by police because it was a crime scene. The shop will be kept closed “until such a time as we feel it’s right to reopen” he added.Shop staff have been offered support and counselling. “They are being offered comfort, support and everything else that you would expect from a decent employer,” added the spokesman.As British Baker went to press, police had arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the murder.last_img read more

Debra Messing and Brian F. O’Byrne Channel the Luck of the Irish as Outside Mullingar Starts Previews on Broadway

first_img Joining O’Byrne and Messing will be Peter Maloney as Tony and Tony nominee Dearbhla Molloy as Aoife. The creative team for Outside Mullingar includes scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Mark McCullough, and original music and sound design by Fitz Patton. Outside Mullingar follows Anthony (O’Byrne) and Rosemary (Messing), two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. Debra Messing Show Closed This production ended its run on March 16, 2014 View Comments Related Shows Star Files Outside Mullingar Erin go bragh! Manhattan Theatre Club’s Outside Mullingar, starring Emmy winner Debra Messing and Tony winner Brian F. O’Bryne, begins performances January 3. Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley and directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, the production’s opening night is scheduled for January 23 at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.last_img read more

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