Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/5/2013 Evening Comment Gary Wilhelmi

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 5, 2013 Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/5/2013 Evening Comment Gary Wilhelmi Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/5/2013 Evening Comment Gary Wilhelmi FinancialDow fails to hold above 14,000 closing at 13,979 up 99Earnings have been mostly better than expected, but expectation were lowBeware of Europe and Japan as economic problems are activeCrude oil up about $.50 on WTI and $1 on Brent as the ISM service index was positive for JanuaryGold bugs are back in the woodworkDollar index ended steadyBeware of bond holdings; be sure your advisor knows what they are talking aboutLivestockCattle end unchangedBoxed beef up $1.26 on choice but down $3 versus a week agoApril cattle are at mid rangeApril hogs have support at $87 about $1 lowerBellies got belted down $4.90Cash cattle are called $1 higherAnimal movement has picked up with warmer tempsGrain and soybeansMarch corn was a drawMarch beans at $14.95 with resistance at $15.01Beans are coming into Friday’s S/D report over boughtMarch wheat lost a nickel and as corn are at mid rangeCorn carry over expected up slightly form 602 mArgentine forecast dry this week and wetter nextDomestic soybean estimates in Brazil 81-82 MTWheat exports lightUS face’s more competitors than it used to when there were just 5 major producersBrazilian shipments are backed up 40 days but logistics are always problematic down thereThe computer gunslingers are cleaning their weapons and so the light volume, but there are more shootouts to come Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 2/4/2013 Morning Comment Gary WilhelmiNext articleImmigration Reform Would Benefit Agriculture, but With Downsides Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Cyber-journalists forced to give false evidence at colleague’s trial

first_img News December 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-journalists forced to give false evidence at colleague’s trial to go further Organisation RSF_en News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the pressure being put on three newly released cyber-journalists and a fourth still in prison to give false evidence at the trial of the president of the Association of Iranian Journalists, Ali Mazroi. Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders today condemned the pressure being put on three newly released cyber-journalists and a fourth still in prison to give false evidence at the trial of the president of the Association of Iranian Journalists, Ali Mazroi. All four said they were treated well in prison at a press conference held yesterday when charges were brought against Mazroi in a Tehran court.”The Iranian authorities hope to be able to dispel the criticism abroad by staging pathetic and grotesque performances,” the organisation said. “But these testimonies are utterly pointless as there is abundant evidence of the mental and physical harassment of journalists.”The four journalists brought to court yesterday as prosecution witnesses in the case against Mazroi were Omid Memarian, Shahram Rafihzadeh, Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi and Javad Gholam Tamayomi (who is still in prison). Mazroi is being prosecuted for writing to President Mohammad Khatami about the mistreatment of his son, Hanif Mazroi, another cyber-journalist who was recently released from prison.At yesterday’s press conference, all five said they had not been mistreated while in detention. Tamayomi even said he was currently being held in a cell that was “30 square metres in area, with a colour television.”In reality, the seven recently detained cyber-journalists were regularly beaten in prison. Rafihzadeh was beaten on the soles of his feet with electric wire, a common form of torture in Iranian jails.Although six of the seven have been freed on bail, they continue to be harassed by the authorities. Memarian, Rafihzadeh and Ebrahim spent eight hours in the offices of Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi the day before yesterday. They have been summoned for questioning and have received phone calls from the security services several times since their release. They have also been told not to accept the services of a lawyer.Letters of “repentance” by these journalists that were dictated by the authorities were published in the Iranian press on 4 December. Memarian said in his letter: “I was brain-washed by radical elements” and by “my relations with counter-revolutionaries.” June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa News March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Newslast_img read more

Gatorade apologizes over LeBron-related tweets

first_imgMiami Heat forward LeBron James watches action against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gatorade apologized Friday for comments posted to the company’s Twitter feed after Miami Heat star LeBron James cramped up and had to leave Game 1 of the NBA Finals.The tweets were also deleted.James needed intravenous fluids after the game, during which temperatures inside San Antonio’s AT&T Center were measured at nearly 90 degrees afteer the arena’s air-conditioning system failed. The Spurs won the game 110-95, pulling away in the final 3:59 after James left the game for good with cramps ravaging his left leg.“Our apologies for our response to fans’ tweets during (Thursday) night’s Heat vs. Spurs game,” Gatorade said in a release. “We got caught up in the heat of the battle. As a longtime partner of the Miami Heat, we support the entire team.”Gatorade has a long business relationship with the NBA. James is an endorser of Powerade, a Gatorade rival.One of the now-deleted tweets, in response to someone who directed a message toward the sports drink’s feed, read that, “We were waiting on the sidelines, but he prefers to drink something else.”He may be paid by Powerade, but it appeared James was drinking Gatorade at least once during Game 1 of the finals. Video and photos taken of James on the Heat bench during the second half showed him holding what appeared to be a Gatorade bottle with the label removed, as has been the case on many other occasions.The only tweet that Gatorade left on its feed related to the matter Friday had been posted late in Game 1, saying, “With a game this hot, we’re right at home.”The Spurs said a power outage was to blame for the air-conditioning failure.last_img read more