EU targets commodity speculation

first_imgMonday 20 September 2010 9:11 pm EU targets commodity speculation Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo whatsapp EUROPEAN markets supremo Michel Barnier yesterday said he was prepared to crack down on speculation in the commodities market, as he called for greater transparency in bond and derivatives trading, and dark pools. He used his speech on reform of the EU’s Markets in Financial Information Directive (MiFID) rules to announce plans to examine pre-trade transparency. “The revision of MiFID is one of the key elements of an ambitious reform of the raw materials markets,” the EU’s financial markets chief said, stressing that commodity market regulation was high on his agenda. He added: “The revision of MiFID will not leave the questions which were brutally asked by the crisis without answers.”MiFID was introduced in 2007 and unleashed fierce competition, resulting in cheaper trading, smaller order sizes, hammered margins, fragmented share prices and upstarts winning chunks of business from traditional exchanges.He said the EU’s plans for a bloc-wide financial regulator alongside new MiFID rules will aid transparency in all trading markets, and warned: “We are ready to go further. This is a key issue. We will not hesitate to consider further measures.”EU agriculture minister Dacian Ciolos also laid into the futures markets at the same conference. “We need to go further, especially today on the issue of position limits to counter excessive movements,” he said in his speech. He added: “The role of futures market is not to feed speculation and some actors’ profits. The role of futures markets is to offer tools to anticipate, manage volatility and contribute to the matching of supply and demand.” Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Medine Ltd ( Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgMedine Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Medine Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medine Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medine Ltd (  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMedine Limited is involved in the agriculture, education, property, as well as leisure and hospitality activities. Through these segments, the company plants and mills sugar cane for the production of sugar and sugarcane by-products, generates and sells electricity through bagasse, offers provision landscaping and nursery services, produces vegetables and fruits, operates poultry farming, provides nursery, pre-primary, primary school, secondary school, higher education, and executive training services. Medine Limited also deals in property development activities, rental of office and commercial buildings, and other related land transactions. In addition, the company operates Casela World of Adventures park, Tamarina golf and spa boutique hotel, sports aquatics and recreation centre, a full-fledged sports, health, and leisure complex, Yemen lodge, Yemen Pavilion, as well as offers deer ranching and hunting services. Medine Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

NewGold Issuer Limited ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgNewGold Issuer Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about NewGold Issuer Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NewGold Issuer Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NewGold Issuer Limited (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNewGold Issuer Limited is an investment holding company managing NewGold Exchange Traded Fund which is a Sharia-compliant exchange traded fund (ETF) launched by ABSA Capital. The fund allows institutional and retail investors the opportunity to invest in commodity markets and gold bullion. The company offers a service which tracks the gold spot price. Debentures are fully-backed by physical gold bullion with each debenture equivalent to approximately 1.100th of a fine troy ounce of gold bullion which is held with a secure depository on behalf on investors at an annual fee of 0.4% of its value. They are easily obtained through member stockbrokers in the relevant jurisdiction, through the Absa internet banking portal and in South Africa through the Investment Plan administered by Absa Investment Management Services (AIMS). NewGold Exchange Traded Fund was launched in 2004 and is domiciled in South Africa. At the time of its launch, it was the third commodity EFT in the world and, until recently, the only commodity EFT listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). It has secondary listings on stock exchanges in Botswana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Namibia and Ghana. NewGold Issuer Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Redstar Express Plc ( HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgRedstar Express Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Redstar Express Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Redstar Express Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Redstar Express Plc (  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRedstar Express Plc offers an air express service in Nigeria and provides transportation, warehousing and supply chain management services. Its services encompass international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, integrated logistics solutions, information and document management solutions, warehousing and e-commerce solutions. Domestic products include Red Star Express Domestic services for same day, priority and package collections. Domestic direct distribution streamlines the movement of shipments from the manufacturer to multiple end users; customer and address verifications services offer a streamlined express service for financial institutions and large corporations; bulk mail services are designed to move bulk items such as annual reports, share offer forms, share certificates, customer invoices and direct mail; special project services include product sampling, delivery and retrieval of promotional items. International products include a point-to-point delivery service, international inbound collections and direct distribution. Value added services include online tracking, signature proof of delivery, insurance, customs clearance, packaging and desktop software shipping solutions. Redstar Express Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Redstar Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should you buy shares in oil giant BP for its 6% yield? This is what I’d do

first_img 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! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Should you buy shares in oil giant BP for its 6% yield? This is what I’d do Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Much of the volatility along the way arises because the price of oil affects the business, which is beyond the directors’ control. Cyclicality is a big characteristic of the underlying business. But I also reckon a larger theme is worth considering when appraising the share for your portfolio – economies of the world are planning to rapidly move away from their reliance on hydrocarbon fuels and products.Reshaping the businessIt’s true that BP has been divesting once-important operations and reshaping itself to change with the times. Divestment announcements in 2019 reached $7.2bn by the third quarter, including the firm’s Alaska operations. And the company is throwing itself into new joint ventures in fuels marketing in India and in electric vehicle charging in China.Maybe BP will emerge from this period of extended change as a leaner organisation with greater prospects for growth. The dividend could even start to go up again. But in the meantime, the company still relies on its traditional oil-based operations, which I reckon carry great risk.For example, the firm is still paying costs relating to 2010’s oil blowout disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which seem to be running at between $2bn and $3bn a year almost 10 years after the event. We can’t discount the possibility of something similar happening again.I know a lot of pension funds and the like hold BP in their diversified portfolios, but I think, as private investors, we can do better than this one. So I’m avoiding the shares. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 27th January, 2020 | More on: BP 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. With the BP (LSE: BP) share price at 485p, the forward-looking dividend yield is about 6.4% for 2020. Such a juicy payment must be worth considering for a portfolio focused on income, right?But for me, there’s a problem. My ideal dividend investment will sport a shareholder payment that rises a little each year. And behind that, there will be a generally rising record of revenue, earnings and cash flow.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…I don’t want dividend payments to stall or be interrupted because of weaknesses in the basic financial performance of an underlying business. And truth be told, I hanker after modest capital growth from a gradually rising share price too.When it all comes together like that, I can sleep easily while holding my dividend-led investments. And I’m happy to nod off for a decade or two without checking share prices while the stock market ‘magic’ happens and my wealth grows.BP fails my basic testsIn my eyes, BP fails those tests. For example, the dividend has been essentially flat since 2014. And revenue, earnings and cash flow have been all over the place. None of those measures are rising like I want them to, and that reflects in the share price chart.It’s true that sometimes the shares shoot up and occasionally they plunge. But if you look at the chart back to around the turn of the century (2000), the movement has been predominantly sideways – market action that matches the firm’s financial performance. That’s not what I want at all for any of my investments. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

The long road to recovery: Henry Trinder on coming back from long-term injury

first_img“I’d been so relaxed I probably missed my tablets as well, with the planning for the house party. But in terms of my last ten years, it’s been controlled and I hadn’t had one since I was 18 or 19. It has never impacted my rugby.”Trinder admits that it is probably weird that the seizures don’t scare him, as he blacks out and doesn’t remember them. He is well aware of the potential dangers, though. And he insists that it has never held him back. He would not be surprised if there are other sports people with the condition who are not as open, but he acknowledges how lucky he is to be so mildly affected.It has been the sessions away from the team, working to get back to full training with the squad post-injury, that have held his attentions these past months.There have been moments where it has been testing. When your average person hears the word ‘massage’, it’s unlikely they feel the same pang of apprehension. When we visit Gloucester’s training base in pre-season, we witness the medical staff going through it with Trinder. Soft-tissue work; mobilisation around the Achilles; loosening him up after gym work; working on the attachment between the knee and the bottom of his foot; breaking down scar tissue. So much is wince-inducing but necessary.Trinder tells another story of when he first did his ACL and LCL. During the healing process, he had to keep his leg straight for eight weeks, so everything was set “like concrete”. When he finally got on the physio bed to mix things up, they effectively bent the leg and tried to force his heel to his bum. “That was by far the worst thing I have ever experienced in my life,” he says.But Trinder throws himself at it all.High knees: Training one-on-one with Pamment at Gloucester (Daniel Gould)He is diligent with his work at every point. Over the months of discussion, Trinder talks us through the different stages of recovery and rehabilitation.With long-term injuries, in the early, post-op days you have to make peace with the fact you can’t get moving right away. Trinder says these days of getting the foot up and not sweating were vital for his Achilles injury, such is the risk of infection after an operation like his. It’s boring but you follow surgeon advice.By his own admission, he is the type to research his injury, looking for articles and blog posts and the odd video about coming back from his injury. Going further, he adds: “I can get very carried away and I can get told off for seeing something on YouTube or Instagram and thinking, ‘Well, I’ll give that a try for a week and I’ll add that one to my rehab’.”Clearly athletes can overdo it if they try too much too soon and have no dialogue with the experts around them. But Trinder feels he can read how his body reacts to certain exercises, where one last light set can fit in. He makes it clear he doesn’t mean stacking loads of weight plates on a bar and squatting heavy or doing calf raises well ahead of time. But he is willing to do more if he can. “It’s a mentality of whatever it takes to get me back to doing what we love.”When we see the Gloucester set-up, Trinder works on running mechanics away from the main group. He moves on to jogging and low-intensity running, a “refreshing” change. At the very start of rehab there is some pain, but by the running stage he is healed and simply building back up. In the mornings Trinder wakes up, expecting soreness, but finds exercising pain-free is exhilarating.According to head of rehab Pamment, Mondays and Thursdays are higher-stress days for the injured. Depending on specific injuries, those days have a lot of what he calls “nervous system fatigue” while Tuesdays and Fridays are more focused on “tissue fatigue or metabolic fatigue”. Wednesday is an admin day.By mid-November, team training is back on the menu for a happy Trinder.SUPPORT NETWORKThe Gloucester veteran is chuffed that medical science has come as far as it has. And he is appreciative of finding some support in other places too. “If I’d done my Achilles five years ago, I would probably have to call it a day. And I’ve talked to guys in the league like Kyle Eastmond and Anthony Watson who have done their Achilles in the last year or two. They are back fully flying and say they feel as good as ever.”Breaking out: Another run from Trinder against Leicester, 2016 (Getty Images)In what you now know is a classic Trinderism, he didn’t hang about before contacting these guys either. Asked when he first picked up the phone to message either, the centres replies: “Oh, about an hour after I did it!”That rugby fraternity can be a vital asset. He and ‘Chibba’ Hanson have helped each other through the pain of coming back – and will continue to do so – and they have spent a large amount of time having debriefs over coffee.Related: The life of a journeyman playerWhile the team of Glaws conditioners and coaches have activities and group work set out through pre-season and into the main competition phases, it is inevitable that injured players form another group within a group. Trinder, who has represented England against the Barbarians and has Saxons honours, describes this little unit, who may have similar schedules or have downtime together, as a “band of brothers”. You will them on in their own fights back.But Trinder is also keen to skip to the end of the book, to see what lies ahead.“It’s definitely a challenge,” Pamment says of working with returning players, rather than conditioning the fully fit. “It constantly makes you ask questions, questioning things you are doing. Not every programme fits every person.“With Henry it is interesting because he has had so many injuries in the past. You definitely have the athlete at the centre of what you do and he has been through all the processes.“It needs to be a two-way relationship, especially with any long-term injuries. He’s got so much experience, you’ve got to take on board what he says and him questioning you is a good thing.“Of course, I don’t tell him how to play rugby! If I feel ‘this’ is the right way to do something, I’ll provide the evidence. If it doesn’t work, we try something else. There’s more than one way to do things.”Bring a camera to training, though, and inevitably the assumption is it’s to do with what is dubbed the ‘Trindermonial’. With a ladies’ day and a match in his honour, you can sense the support for him. Wife Ryann has been a rock too.THE FUTUREThere is something cathartic about talking through long-term injuries, finds Trinder. He explains: “Jonas Dodoo, the sprint coach who works with England, is a friend of mine from years ago, when I was at Hartpury. When I got injured I rang him and he said, ‘Keep a diary.’ I think this is the same as that.“When you’ve had a bad couple of days or when you are able to look back and really recall those memories of when you were struggling or thought it was never going to get better, it actually then puts you into a good mindset.Treatment table: Trinder relaxes at Gloucester’s training ground (Daniel Gould)“It’s like, ‘actually that really is working’ or ‘look how far I’ve come’. Either having a conversation about it or writing it down shows you that, even though there are dark days or you wonder if it’s worth it, you can see how much hard work you are putting in. It does flip a switch to say, ‘Just keep pushing on’.”The idea of giving back to his club is something Trinder thinks about. He recognises the support he has received over the years and realises that, despite your standing in your team, time keeps pushing on. That inherent, burning ambition means that he does not want to be left behind by his peers either.“The closer I’m getting now the more excited I’m getting about wanting to play and wanting to contribute,” Trinder says.“Now I’ve seen improvement and I’m getting to a point where I am more mobile, I’m running routes. You take that stuff for granted when you play rugby.“Waking up and being pain-free or waking up and not being on crutches, being able to see progress which has taken six months of work – I can look back and see the foundations for what’s hopefully a return into the Gloucester team. I’m definitely in a spot now where I am very excited to get back out there.”Looking ahead: Trinder poses for Rugby World (Daniel Gould)Speed off the mark and the ability to beat defenders has always been a signature of Trinder’s game. Having spoken to medical experts and others who have had Achilles injuries, he is well aware that springiness is generally the last attribute to return. So he has been working on his understanding of the game, preparing to see things earlier, arrive at events and dig in or spot opportunities and distribute really well until he is back at his fast-twitch best.He feels he can learn off Danny Cipriani about how to manipulate defenders and he has a renewed appreciation for keen analysis. More than anything though, he wants to contribute to Gloucester’s quick, running-based game plan.Having sought out anecdotes from fellow pros, Trinder is happy to talk with others who reach out – though he does caution that the views of medics and conditioning experts is better for them.As for Hanson, Trinder says he will be “very, very proud of him when he is playing as well”.As. Well. You can sense the raw excitement about competing again.This feature first appeared in Rugby World magazine in December. We can often forget about athletes out with long-term injuries. So over a period of months, Henry Trinder has guided us through what it’s really like to work your way back onto the pitch. This feature first appeared in Rugby World magazine in December. TAGS: Investigation Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.center_img The centre knew instantly when it happened in March. It was as typical as any training session can be – there are ups and downs through every season and some days you start fresher than others, but coming off a game for Gloucester, Henry Trinder felt alright.Then it blew up. He ruptured his Achilles after jumping to catch a pass.“As I landed and tried to push off, it just popped at the back of my leg,” Trinder tells us. “I knew what it was. And I hit the ground, grabbed my Achilles… or where it should be. It wasn’t and that’s when I thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty much gone.’ So I then gave it my best attempt to try and hold it all in place, which obviously wasn’t doing anything and I got carried off the field and into the physio room.” So began an odyssey…Trinder is no stranger to injuries. He has had plenty of niggles, the odd tweak and damage needing a few months to heal – he fractured a shoulder and a jaw in a rough season, he gives as one example. But he then had what he calls his first “big, big injury” back in 2015.The one-club man describes it as “folding my knee in half” on his return from five months out – in a season opener he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament and hamstring.His comeback from that injury, in 2016? He says he felt fine playing for half a season, but as the campaign end approached, he got caught in a ruck and damaged the same knee. More surgery followed, bringing another eight months of recovery and rehabilitation.Diving over: Trinder scoring against Tigers in 2018 (Getty Images)This is a part of rugby that rarely gets covered in any detail. Out of sight, out of mind, we hardly hear of what is happening behind the scenes with the badly wounded athletes. We only get snippets during the glorious comebacks, complications or retirements.So with Trinder now targeting a return to Gloucester action again, in his testimonial year no less, who better to guide us through what really happens when someone suffers long-term injury. Over several months, he has talked us through the mental strain, the hours of work, the power of relationships and the drive to improve within allocated rehabilitation. In the course of discussing this, he opens up for the first time about dealing with epilepsy. He considers the power of new thinking and whether or not he can be guilty of overworking. This is life on the long road to recovery…THE SHOCK OF IT ALLThe apocryphal tale is that some heard it pop. Regardless, pals hustled to help.“In terms of the journey from there, I was scanned within an hour and a half of it happening,” Trinder explains of his Achilles injury. “By 7:30pm I knew what I’d done. Some of the hardest moments come when you hang around waiting for scans. You know you’ve hurt yourself, you know something is wrong and then you have to wait two days for a scan and another day for the results.“That’s when everything goes round your head. Fortunately – or unfortunately – I knew what I had done. I didn’t know the full extent and eventually learnt that it was a full rupture, but at least that night we had an answer. As soon as you know, you start wrapping your head around it.”Related: The latest investigations from Rugby WorldIf there were loyalty cards for surgery, the centre’s would have a few holes in it. Trinder has briefly pondered if people can be born with bad luck, if you can pick it up. He has nagged himself wondering if he did too little physical preparation for the game or if he did too much.While there was damage done through collision and uncontrollable situations on the pitch, he has also looked at the anomalous bits, the freak injuries, and wondered if he was predetermined to pick up pains. For example, when he first started out in rugby, he had a dead leg that began to calcify. After a few months rehabbing, he came back… only to pick up the same thing in the other leg five games later. “Which again is ridiculous, the odds of that!” he laughs.Bed time: Getting worked on post-gym session (Daniel Gould)But you can, he believes, go down the rabbit hole with worrying about any curse. If you genuinely thought you were preordained to get hurt again, you would never bother coming back. And he reckons if you go into action fretting about what might damage you, you become more likely to injure yourself.Instead, Trinder likes focusing on the details. He likes studying up, he likes knowing what the plan is and if he’s comfortable with a certain physio’s style of strapping he will stick with that. He will ask questions. He wants facts.He can be philosophical about his time out too. When discussing his misfortune with the second ACL injury in 2016, he adds: “The silver lining of long-term injury is that you can try to get everything else (in your body) as fit as possible.”Instead of building up to “slogging out long runs” and then going for speed work, Gloucester took time to look at his running mechanics, getting the sprint technique down first and applying it to his longer runs. What they were doing was building for long-term health.This sets Trinder off on a tangent. “With a long-term injury, it’s not when you’re fit and cleared to play that you should get thrown in. I see a lot of players, high-profile players who I won’t name, who are fit one week, get thrown in to play 80 minutes and then they get another long-term injury. To me, that’s ridiculous. What I’ve really benefited from is that because guys have played well and I’ve had an extended period of training to be fit, I think that is what makes the body a bit more robust.”Many of us can justify in our heads why a star would want to rush back. We are the ones sitting at home forgetting about them, while they are the competitive beasts straining to play the game again.But the time on the sidelines is one of conflicting emotions. Going through a few stages, Trinder explains the complex psychological steps a returning athlete can experience, starting with the surgery.“The more serious the operation, the more worried you are about it. In a way you will never be the same again.“If you can wrap your head around that and wrap your head around possibly doing it all over again, what’s probably made me strongest is that as much as I’ve got injured, quite badly, I’ve always gone out there and left it all behind for 80 minutes. It’s almost madness, going out there and doing it all again, but it’s quite hard to explain!”Dealing with the emotional swings of a long-term injury can’t be underestimated as you power through rehab either. In a twist of fate, hooker James Hanson has been out with a near identical Achilles injury. While most of their time is spent in one-on-one sessions or with physios, these two-thirds of the Achilles Crew – a WhatsApp group including head of rehabilitation Jon Pamment – have had some interesting sessions with psychologist Dave Collins, who worked with the Gloucester squad last season.Stretched: Doing drills with John Pamment (Daniel Gould)“He sat down with me and James and had a good chat about structuring and seeing the next step and visualising,” Trinder explains. “He was very big on visualising. That was quite an interesting thought, to visualise yourself doing exercises two weeks in advance. So when I’m sat on the sofa I’m visualising myself weight bearing. And then I’m visualising walking out of the boot. And then out of the boot I will visualise myself loading it with weight. So when you’re there, you’re actually ready for it. It’s a very powerful thing and a lot of athletes use visualisation, as a tool to succeed and to empower them.Chatting to RW (Daniel Gould)“The strangest one he said was about trying to be inside your tendon or your injury and actually visualise it healing and aligning. He used an analogy of a girl and you’re combing her knotted hair. So the more you comb it the better it is, the more straight it goes. And that’s how you want the (tendon) fibres organised.“Those sorts of things, I hadn’t really used that before with previous injuries and I thought that it was, if anything, quite a good distraction or a way to shortcut 15 minutes a day. But it was quite an interesting angle that he went on that I thought was quite good.”At the moment the focus is just on taking more steps forward. Returning players must be aware that things might not go totally to plan, that a niggle or knock could be around the corner. Trinder accepts this but won’t dwell on it – he’d like to play some rugby first. While a dead leg or a dislocated pinky would frustrate, anything but another major blow is manageable.Candidly, Trinder adds: “If it was a serious one, again, if my Achilles was to go again, that would probably be the worst thing I can think of. But you just get over that when you get to it. It’s good to already think of (dealing with minor setbacks). But at the same time I’m very cautious not to think too negatively.”Related: Life after rugby, a special reportFrustrations are not like a game of Buckaroo, and even if they were, the Gloucester stalwart says, the worst has already happened. The mule has kicked, he’s had the horror injuries and come through. He has the best advice, expert help, good people around him. For him, “as long as it’s not a ton of bricks” he is happy to reset the game and have a mini fresh start after the little niggles.As you soon discover too, Trinder will put in a shift with his physical work, doing anything he can to get back. But before we get to that you first learn something else about the 30-year-old.LOOKING AFTER YOUR HEALTH“I actually had a seizure in January this year and that was the first one I’ve had in ten years,” Trinder says of his life with epilepsy. It’s not a subject that is discussed publicly, partly because the centre has always had a handle on things. But on a few isolated occasions he has been caught off guard with it.The topic comes up as he discusses the problems with him and Hanson carpooling to get to training at a time when neither could use one leg – the hooker had done his right one, meaning he couldn’t drive an automatic, while Trinder had done his left leg. But it turns out Trinder cannot get behind the steering wheel anyway, not being clear to drive within 12 months of a seizure.How long has he dealt with epilepsy?“I had my second seizure when I was 18. I was on my first pre-season with Gloucester, in Canada. It was the last day, we’d had a bit of a social the night before. We’d worked very, very hard the whole time and then I was ill as well. I’ve got a few triggers. Basically being ill, not sleeping and then (adding) alcohol tends to be the mixture – which are all great!Big rivals: Evading Bath back in 2018 (Getty Images)“My first one was when I was at home but again it was the exact same circumstances. I was ill all week, still training and we were flogged a bit. Then I went out and had a couple, then a couple more, then a couple more drinks.“I’ve only had four seizures – touch wood. It can lay dormant and come out, but in the last ten years in terms of my rugby career I’ve been really good.”So what was the trigger for the one in January? “It was my wife (Ryann’s) birthday, I’d been ill all week. We were up late on the Saturday, got up in the morning and that’s when it happened. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Soybean Growers Call on Congress to Get to Work on TPP

first_img Soybean Growers Call on Congress to Get to Work on TPP Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Growers Call on Congress to Get to Work on TPP By Hoosier Ag Today – May 20, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE Pointing to a report issued Wednesday from the International Trade Commission showing the American agriculture industry as among the largest beneficiaries from a potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, the American Soybean Association (ASA) renewed its call for Congress to work toward passage of the 12-nation trade pact. According to the report, by 2032 exports to TPP nations would increase by $27.2 billion, and the agricultural economy in the U.S. would grow by $10 billion, the greatest gain of any American industry sector. For soybean farmers, the benefits of the TPP come in the form of increased soybean meal sales domestically to meet demand created by increased meat exports to TPP nations. “As we have said consistently, each sector within the American agricultural economy is very closely connected to the next, and nowhere is that more clear than in the case of soybeans and livestock. The TPP is a win for soybean farmers because it means more meat exports. When our partners in the pork, poultry, beef and dairy industries do well, we do well,” said ASA President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Delaware.Specifically by market, the TPP would provide positive benefits for the U.S. food and agriculture sector, primarily through new export market access in Japan and Vietnam—two countries where the agricultural sectors are currently protected by high tariffs. “Soybeans continue to see great success in the Asian and Latin American marketplaces, and we look forward to TPP expanding and growing that success,” added Wilkins. “None of that can happen, however, if the agreement continues to lay dormant waiting for Congress to do its job. We understand that the political environment is difficult in an election year, but that’s the job lawmakers signed on to do. TPP deserves a debate and a vote so these benefits can be realized.” Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau to Hold Strategic plan MeetingsNext articleMore is Not Enough says Indiana Ethanol Industry Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County

first_imgprintAs her two small children watch their favorite movie, “The Good Dinosaur,” 18-year-old stay-at-home mom Elizabeth Marquez talks about her experience as a teenage mother.At 15 years old Marquez became pregnant with her first child while attending Trimble Tech High School.Marquez’s story is not uncommon. Despite the nationally declining teen pregnancy and birth rates, Texas continuously finds itself near the top of the list.The national birth rate for teenagers has decreased 69 percent from 1991 to 2015, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned PregnancyBut, in 2014, Texas’s birth rate of females ranging in age from 15 to 19 was almost 57 percent higher than the national average at 37.8 per 1,000, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.Only four states have higher teen birth rates than TexasMarquez said at 15 years old she and her now-husband wanted to become parents, but with a family history of having to try for a long time, were shocked when she became pregnant in less than a month.Soon after the birth of her daughter, Aylin, Marquez said she and her husband were surprised to find Marquez was pregnant for the second time during her junior year with their son, Benjamin.Teenage pregnancies in general are also higher than the national average in Texas.Texas had a rate of 73 pregnancies per 1,000 females between the age of 15 and 19, compared to the national average of 57.4 per 1,000 in 2010, according to the Guttmacher Institute — making Texas third in the nation for teenage pregnancies, behind New Mexico and Mississippi.Population does not factor into the prevalence of teenage pregnancy.Texas had about a 55 percent higher birth rate for 15 to 19-year-old females than California in 2014, although, according to the 2014 Census California’s population was larger than Texas.Religion corresponds with sexual education and teen pregnancy as well.Research published by BioMed Central, found the more religious a state, the higher the teen birth rate.According to Pregnant Teen Help, multiple studies have found that religious teens have more sex than non-religion teens — they also do not use protection and don’t have as many abortions.Pregnant Teen Help found that statistics show higher abortion rates in less-religious states.The religious connections are part of the reason sexual education focuses so heavily on abstinence in religious states, according to Pregnant Teen Help.According to the Pew Research Center, 64 percent of adults in Texas consider themselves highly religious, ranking it the 11th most religious state in the country.The religious factor and lack of a comprehensive sexual education can be seen in Tarrant County, which is considered a part of the Bible Belt.A 2010 religious census compiled by the Texas Almanac, states that more the 50 percent of Tarrant County adheres to a religion.The Tarrant County birth rate for 15 to 19-year-old females is almost as high as the Texas average.Tarrant County’s birth rate for females in that age range is 36 per 1,000 according to The Texas Campaign to Prevent Pregnancy. Children at Risk finds high numbers for teen birth rates as well. In 2008, 12.4 percent of all live births in Tarrant County were to teenagers between 13 and 19 years old.“Teen pregnancy rates, according to research, tend to be the highest in areas that offer abstinence only education as opposed to comprehensive sex education,” said Jeannine Gailey, associate professor of sociology at TCU.A study published by the Journal of Adolescent Health found that adolescents who had a comprehensive sexual education had lower teen pregnancy rates than those with abstinence-only sex ed.According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, abstinence-only sexual education resulted in an average 73.24 pregnancies per 1,000 girls between 14 and 19 years oldAccording to the Guttmatcher Institute, as of Dec. 1 sexual education was not mandatory by law in Texas.The institute states that sexual education, when it is provided it is mandatory that contraception is discussed, but the focus is heavily on abstinence and the importance of sex within marriage.“He [Benjamin, her second child] was a total, total, surprise,” Marquez said. “I was taking the pill everyday, everyday, everyday. We were just trying to wait longer to have another baby, but what happened was, when I switched to a different brand, a stronger dose, that’s the timing where I got pregnant.”Marquez married the father of Aylin and Benjamin on June 25 of this year. She is currently pregnant with their third child. 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Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV

first_img Receive email alerts RussiaUkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassmentViolence News The interview was broadcast on 18 March, ten days after Yesypenko, who has Ukrainian and Russian dual nationality, was arrested in Russian-annexed Crimea by the Russian Federal Security Service (SFB). Reporters Without Borders (RSF) fears that detained Crimean journalist Vladislav Yesypenko’s televised “confession” to being a spy for the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) was obtained under torture and calls for his release and the withdrawal of all charges against him. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more “Forcing an imprisoned journalist to declare himself guilty and broadcasting his ‘confession’ is a serious violation of journalistic ethics,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. According to a source at his place of detention quoted by Graty, a Ukrainian media outlet specialising in police and judicial abuses, Yesypenko has been tortured. The lawyer chosen by his family has not been allowed to see him. The Crimean Human Rights Group, an NGO, says this suggests that the authorities are trying to cover up evidence that he has been mistreated. While alleged to have spied for Ukrainian intelligence using his journalism as a cover, Yesypenko is charged with “making firearms,” which is punishable by up to six years in prison. The FSB claims to have found a bomb in his car. June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further “Such practices are also prohibited by article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by Russia and Ukraine. We fear that Vladislav Yesypenko’s ‘confession’ was obtained under duress and we are concerned about the psychological and physical pressure to which this journalist has been subjected. We also condemn the ban on access to his lawyer and we call for his immediate release.” Related documents Читать на русском / Read in Russian​PDF – 117.5 KB Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Ukraine is ranked 96th. RFE/RL’s president said Yesypenko was the victim of an arbitrary arrest linked to his reporting in the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in March 2014. The Ukrainian intelligence services described his arrest as a Russian propaganda stunt in the run-up to an informal summit on Crimea on 17 March. RussiaUkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassmentViolence Читать на русском / Read in RussianThe Crimea correspondent of Krym.Realii, the local branch of US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Yesypenko was visibly pale and had difficulty talking when he made his confession– one almost certainly obtained under duress – in an interview for local Russian TV channel Krym24 that seemed more like a police interrogation. Yesypenko is not the first journalist to be arrested in a region of Ukraine not controlled by its government. Stanislav Aseyev, a reporter held by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Donetsk, was also accused of spying for Kiev in 2018 and was also forced to make a public confession on a Russian TV channel. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation Credit : screenshot from the interview of Krym24 RSF_en News March 26, 2021 – Updated on March 29, 2021 Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information News June 7, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Investigation launched after person is injured in Letterkenny incident

first_img Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Investigation launched after person is injured in Letterkenny incident A garda investigation has been launched following an overnight incident at a house in the Long Lane area of Letterkenny.Gardai say a person has been injured and is being treated in hospital, and the scene is being preserved pending a forensic examination.Gardai are not commenting on the nature of the incident, or the extent of the person’s injuries, but we understand they are not life threatening.Gardai in Letterkenny are urging anyone with information to come forward. Twitter Twitter Previous articleRetired Detective Sergeant says he was not put under pressure during Mary Boyle investigationNext articleNew Spanish defender could make debut for Derry City tonight admin center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Google+ By admin – August 15, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebooklast_img read more