Record Harvest Helps Indiana Port Set Record

first_img Record Harvest Helps Indiana Port Set Record Facebook Twitter Previous articleClinton Meets with Iowa Farmers to Discuss RFSNext articleMost Planters Still Not Running in Indiana Gary Truitt The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon recorded the highest quarterly shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana’s over 50-plus year history during the first quarter of 2015. This was the second consecutive quarter the port broke this record. First quarter shipments increased three percent over the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up 48 percent over 2014’s first quarter. A key driver for the high volumes was a 36 percent increase in grain shipments. By Gary Truitt – Apr 15, 2015 Facebook Twittercenter_img Home Indiana Agriculture News Record Harvest Helps Indiana Port Set Record SHARE SHARE “Being located in the most fertile agricultural region in the world, grain is one of the largest volume commodities handled through the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon,” said Phil Wilzbacher, Port Director. “On an annual basis, port companies trade or process approximately 75 million bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat. During the first quarter, Consolidated Grain and Barge handled a significant increase in corn shipments. CGB is a very progressive grain trading business and our partnership with this company continues to grow even after more than 30 years.”Grain volumes were helped in part by the record harvest of 2014 while fertilizer and steel shipments were up 16 percent and 10 percent, respectively. In addition, mineral and magnetite volumes increased significantly.Coal shipments handled by Alliance Coal also remained strong during the first quarter, up significantly from the first quarter of 2014 and accounted for just over half of the port’s total shipments.Located on the Ohio River in Southwest Indiana near Evansville, the port is a multimodal hub connecting the Midwest to world markets with year-round routes to the Gulf of Mexico, over 20 states and the Great Lakes via the U.S. Inland Waterways System. The port also provides connections to five Class I railroads and ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Current port companies ship cargo to or from 20 countries and 44 states.Mount Vernon is ranked as the seventh largest port district on the Inland Waterways System. The port recently expanded and now has 600 acres available for development by companies that would benefit from its multimodal connections.last_img read more

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Newspaper raided, editors harassed for wanting to write about king’s mother

first_img Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that the publisher and editor of the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Ayam were arrested and questioned for wanting to do a report about the king’s mother, a subject regarded as off-limits in Morocco.“Police measures of this kind result in abuses that we find very disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Political and judicial harassment of the Moroccan news media is growing steadily in intensity. We hope the authorities do not take the case against Al-Ayam any further.”Around 20 members of the National Department of Criminal Investigation (BNPJ) raided Al-Ayam’s Casablanca headquarters at 6 pm on 10 February demanding to see publisher Noureddine Miftah and editor Maria Moukrim, who were both out of the office at time.After arresting Miftah at a friend’s home and Moukrim at her own home, the police took them to the newspaper and made them watch while they searched the premises for photos of the king’s mother. They then took Mistah and Moukrim to BNPJ headquarters and questioned them about their sources until 3 am. Moukrim was questioned again for more than four hours on the afternoon of 11 February. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Help by sharing this information RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img February 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper raided, editors harassed for wanting to write about king’s mother News to go further Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more News News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Is There a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ahead for Vacant Properties?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Is There a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ahead for Vacant Properties? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Is There a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ahead for Vacant Properties? Share 1Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Foreclosure Wave Could Culminate in ‘Major Event’ Next: COVID-19 Worsening Impact of Wildfires Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago September 29, 2020 3,010 Views Related Articles About Author: Chuck Green Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News 2020-09-29 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago In light of the indomitable presence of COVID 19, many zombie foreclosures have spiked across the U.S. with Americans battling to keep up with their mortgage payments, according to ATTOM’s most recent vacant and zombies foreclosure report.The report poses the question: Are Americans in store for a “zombie apocalypse,” which not only would hit financial institutions in their pocket, but also would jeopardize neighborhoods?Not only have record job losses culminated from the pandemic, predictions that the economic impact will extend beyond the next several months are rampant. Just consider this: In the first four weeks alone following the White Houses’ declaration of a national emergency, more than 22 million Americans had lost their jobs. As time goes by, commentators are warning of an impending economic downturn as hard hitting and disruptive on par with The Great Depression.According to ATTOM’s third-quarter 2020 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, more than 1.5 million residential properties or 1.6% in the U.S. are vacant.What’s more, 216,000 homes that are undergoing foreclosure, 7,961 (3.7%), dwell vacant as zombie foreclosures. That means that this quarter, zombie foreclosures have parachuted.Given the total cost of upkeep becomes their responsibility, such foreclosures are a costly proposition for banks. Undesirable neighborhoods with low property values tend to be common targets for zombie foreclosures.Banks will derive a big boost toward circumventing costly losses a hit to their reputation by keeping a close eye in the rise in zombie foreclosures. To help more effectively mitigate risk, tapping real estate data can be a productive tool.A report indicated that 1.6% of all homes in the U.S. are vacant, numbering 1,570,265 residential properties, with 7,960 or 3.7% of those vacant properties in the process of foreclosure, otherwise known as “zombie foreclosures.”That’s according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q3 2020 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report.The Company’s vacant properties analysis showed that while the number of properties in the process of foreclosure (215,886) in Q3 2020 is down 16% from Q2 2020 (258,024), the percentage of those properties that have been abandoned as zombie foreclosures is up from 3% in Q2 2020.The report suggested that despite the increase, “as the federal government attempts to shield the housing market from an economic slide stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic, the 7,961 zombie foreclosure properties continue to represent a very small portion–just one in every 12,500 homes–of the nation’s 99.4 million residential properties.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 2/27

first_imgFebruary 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/27 Written by Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball1-A State Quarterfinals @ SVCRICHFIELD, Utah-Kyler Bennett netted 19 points and 7 rebounds and the Panguitch Bobcats bested Intermountain Christian 58-53 Thursday in  the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Ryker Hatch added 18 points for the Bobcats, who made 14-15 free throws (93.3 percent) to pull out the win and advance to Friday’s semifinals. Caleb Koski had 27 points on 10-19 shooting in the loss for the Lions. Panguich next faces Valley Friday at 8:30 pm in the second of two semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center.RICHFIELD, Utah-Gavin Hoyt amassed 13 points and 7 rebounds on 5-8 shooting as the Valley Buffaloes pounded Piute 44-17 at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals. Quade Gleave led the Thunderbirds in defeat with 8 points. Piute next faces Intermountain Christian Friday at 2:30 pm in the one-loss bracket at the Sevier Valley Center.RICHFIELD, Utah-Treyson Roberts posted 26 points and 18 rebounds for the Bryce Valley Mustangs in a 67-58 win over the Wendover Wildcats in the 1-A state quarterfinals Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center. Bryce Valley next faces No. 1 seed Manila in the 1-A semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center Friday at 7:00 pm1-A Consolation Bracket @ Richfield H.S.RICHFIELD, Utah-Kyden Peters led the way with 19 points and the Milford Tigers eliminated Whitehorse 55-49 Thursday at Richfield High School in the 1-A consolation bracket. Milford next draws Rich Friday at 2:30 pm.RICHFIELD, Utah-Rad Hughes posted 15 points as the Green River Pirates downed Wayne 62-52 at Richfield High School in the 1-A consolation bracket Thursday. Jesse Webb led the Badgers in the loss with 16 points.Girls Basketball1-A State Quarterfinals @ SVCRICHFIELD, Utah-Kiesa Miller posted 17 points and 9 rebounds on 7-13 shooting and made the game-winning layup in the closing seconds as the Panguitch Bobcats outlasted Whitehorse 54-52 Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center.Kyan Orton (15 points, 6 assists, 5-10 shooting) and Mataya Barney (13 points, 5-7 shooting) also led the Bobcats, who have advanced to the state semifinals. Bahazhoni Filfred netted 20 points and 6 rebounds in defeat for the Raiders. Panguitch next faces Milford Friday at 5:30 pm in the state semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center.RICHFIELD, Utah-Madysen Griffiths netted 16 points as the Milford Tigers downed Monument Valley 49-46 in the state quarterfinals Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center. Jamika Nelson posted 20 points on 8-13 from the field in the loss for the Cougars.RICHFIELD, Utah-McKina Stacey’s 24 points led the way as the No. 1 seed Rich Rebels overpowered Bryce Valley 41-24 Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center in the state quarterfinals. Brooklyn Syrett had 11 points in the loss for the Mustangs.RICHFIELD, Utah-Melissa Jessop netted 36 points and 12 rebounds on 14-20 as the Water Canyon Wildcats upset Valley 50-48, advancing to the state semifinals Friday. Esther Cox had 25 points in the loss for the Buffaloes, who next play Bryce Valley Friday at 10:00 am in the one-loss bracket. Water Canyon faces Rich Friday at 4:00 pm in the state semifinals.1-A Consolation Bracket @ Richfield H.S.RICHFIELD, Utah-Abby Stevens led the way with 18 points as the Wayne Badgers clobbered Pinncale 54-22 Thursday in the 1-A consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Stephanie Sasser had 14 points in defeat for the Panthers. Wayne next faces Tabiona Friday at 11:30 am at Richfield High School.RICHFIELD, Utah-Leslie Luna posted 18 points and the Wendover Wildcats gashed Escalante 40-29 Thursday in the 1-A consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Mikki Prows led the Moquis in defeat with 10 points.RICHFIELD, Utah-Piute bested Green River 42-29 Thursday at Richfield High School in the 1-A consolation bracket. Talynn Lovato had 12 points for the Pirates in the loss. Piute next meets Wendover Friday at 10:00 am at Richfield High School. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Why are the ABC countries still silent?

first_imgDear Editor,In a letter published in the letters column of Guyana Times on August 5, 2019, it was stated therein that the ABC countries need to be more specific with the PNC-led APNU/AFC coalition Government (now of caretaker status) to call General Elections immediately in keeping the constitutional timeframe. To date, no such call has been made by any member of the international community with the degree of specificity and their silence continues as if there is no justifiable reason for Guyanese to be concerned as the APNU/AFC caretaker Government continues to function with their full and unfettered powers and dominance over Guyana. The ABC nations professed amongst third world countries to promote and uphold democracy as the pillar of freedom of choice to govern and civil rights of citizens. Then why after 9-plus months of the passing of a valid no-confidence vote, since December 21, 2018, no definitive call has been made by the ABC representatives for the Government to hold General Elections – Is there a reason for the ABC countries’ soft stance towards the APNU/AFC caretaker Government?It is noteworthy to mention that the ABC countries were very much instrumental and accommodating by joining the then APNU and AFC (combined) parliamentary Opposition back in 2014-2015 when President Donald Ramotar prorogued (a legal appliance and presidential prerogative embodied in the Constitution) Parliament in November 2014 and pressured the PPP/C Government by way of spurious pronouncements to dissolve Parliament and set a date for General Elections.From a civil standpoint, the ABC representatives in Guyana should advise President David A Granger without delay, to issue his proclamation of dissolving Parliament (National Assembly and Regional Democratic Councils) on or before September 18, 2019, and set a date for General Elections in order to avoid any political crisis in the best interest of the Guyanese people.Sincerely yours,Paul Ramrattanlast_img read more

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NEBC Bantam Trackers come away with a split from doubleheader as they hosted North Zone Kings

first_imgThen during game two, on Sunday, the Trackers were looking for a win and were quick to take the lead over the Kings. Eventually, after a close 60 minutes of play, the Trackers were able to maintain their lead and would win 3-2 over the Kings.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Bantam Trackers were home over the weekend, November 30 and December 1, as they were host to a doubleheader. For the doubleheader, the Trackers took on the North Zone Kings and ended up coming away with a split. center_img – Advertisement -Throughout the game, the Trackers would battle hard and despite best efforts, the Trackers would end up falling 7-5 to the Kings. During game one, on Saturday, the Kings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, and by the end of the period, the score was 3-1 over the Trackers.last_img read more

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SOA: Turf Wars can Sabotage Success

first_imgThere have been endless articles, surveys and reports that are all glowingly positive about SOA and its potential as the next-generation architecture.  But as the number of adopters increase and the number of SOA deployments grow in size within organizations there are starting to be signs that SOA is not a panacea.A number of technical issues around Web Services initially held back acceptance of SOA, but many of those objections have been addressed.  What can hold back its success?  People.An article in SD Times suggests that SOA implementations are not immune from the ‘siloed application’ syndrome that has been the long-time bane of corportate IT applications.  And the problem is not so much a technical one.SOA is touted as a superior and flexible approach for coupling services together in a reusable way across all business processes.  But, to date, what’s happened is that SOA has been implemented as multiple small prototypes and departmental solutions in the enterprise, not unlike a lot of earlier generation solutions.When the multiple solutions need to be brought together to provide a bigger-picture solution, suddenly SOA becomes much more difficult, and much of the problem revolves around ownership — who and how will enterprise users support and pay for the services, who will test, update, and fix problems and provide enhancements for users of the service that are outside of the group hosting the service, etc.Similar to Re-engineering and Workflow efforts of the 1990’s, SOA is facing a set of challenges that may be wound up in corportate politics and culture.  What makes these projects work is commitment and a champion at a senior level to provide support and backing.  Without high-level support, inevitable turf wars rear up that often roadblock or paralyze these kinds of large-scope projects.Many SOA projects are being initiated as point solutions for address some problem with the current system.  The development and solution application tend to be fairly isolated.  In fact, less than 5 percent of SOA projects are enterprise-wide in scope. Without communication between groups, it is easy for isolated groups to work in parallel, rolling out multiple instances of services that perform similar or near-identical tasks.  The nature of SOA is to reduce redundancy and to introduce enterprise-wide standardization for performing common tasks.  Governance is the solution to this problem.Despite potential issues with SOA, the trend is clear that more and more companies are adopting SOA.  And because of that, it is important for these companies to realize and implement strategies that incorporate culture/policy and governance in their strategies.last_img read more

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Homeless man arrested in slaying of Oceanside man

first_img KUSI Newsroom, October 22, 2018 Posted: October 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A homeless man was arrested in connection with the slaying of a retiree two months ago in his Oceanside home, police said Monday.DNA evidence obtained from the scene of 77-year-old John Roth’s slaying in August led homicide detectives to identify 21-year-old Carey Lamont Reid Jr. as the perpetrator, Oceanside Police spokesman Tom Bussey said. Reid is known to be a transient who lives in Oceanside.Officers were called to the 500 block of North Coast Highway on Sunday for a person lying on the ground in a parking lot, Bussey said. Officers arrived, identified the man as Reid and took him into custody.Reid was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to jail records. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.The parking lot is located directly behind the residence where Roth was found dead, Bussey said.A back door was found open, but there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle at the couple’s home in the 500 block of North Tremont Street when Roth was found by his wife shortly before 7 a.m. on Aug. 14, Detective Erik Ellgard said.Roth had suffered severe trauma to his upper body, according to police, who have withheld the nature of the fatal wounds.Zui Pang, 41, had last seen her husband alive about 16 hours before she returned home, Ellgard said.Missing from the victim’s home were some of the couple’s possessions, including costume jewelry, a wooden jewelry box, an Asus laptop computer, an LG cellphone and Pang’s wedding ring.Four days later, an acquaintance of the victim found Pang’s stolen purse, photos of the couple and other personal effects of theirs dumped in an alley off North Ditmar Street, a few blocks from their home Homeless man arrested in slaying of Oceanside man Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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