Takeaways: Talk of a Sharks’ goalie controversy ends with blowout loss in Vegas

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.LAS VEGAS — A 53-second stretch in the second period told the entire story.Trailing the Vegas Golden Knights 5-0 late in the period, Evander Kane received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, a 10-minute penalty for abuse of officials and a game misconduct after he argued with the referees over a tripping call. Less than a minute later, head coach Pete DeBoer got tossed from the game, as well.In the third, Barclay Goodrow …last_img read more

Milk price outlook

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two key U.S. dairy commodity prices are showing signs of new life; cheese ($1.70+ per pound) and butter ($1.95+ per pound) are up from recent seasonal lows. Grade A nonfat dry milk continues to be weak (under $0.90 per pound). The export market remains tepid at best. The U.S. dollar, while retreating somewhat, remains historically high. Prices in the key grain and feed markets are at four year lows. Corn remains below $4 per bushel, soybean meal under $350 per ton, and alfalfa hay under $185 per ton. With this constellation of prices, it appears very likely that the USDA/FSA MPP program payments for May-June will be zero or only a few pennies. 

Using the current (6/02/2015) futures market price data on milk and feed input prices, the USDA Farm Services Agency Decision tool for MPP (http://dairymarkets.org/MPP/Tool/) shows an anticipated May-June margin of $8.30/cwt. Anticipated margins for the remaining three calculation periods are: July-August ($9.49 per hundredweight), September-October ($10.41 per hundredweight) and November-December ($10.45 per hundredweight).This puts the national income over feed cost margin solidly in the upper 1/3 of margins over the 2005 to 2015 period. MPP margin forecast for 2015-2016Looking out into 2016, the USDA/FSA tool shows anticipated margins staying right at $10 per hundredweight for the first half of 2016 and then increasing slightly. Looking back at the accuracy for this decision tool, I would conclude that given the domestic and international market conditions playing out, this forecast is likely to be a bit optimistic, but only by a small amount. With this in mind, I would put the chances of the MPP margin falling below $9.25 per hundredweight over the coming 10 months as slim at best. Keep in mind that the long term average for the MPP margin is just over the $8 per hundredweight mark.Market Price Outlook for 2015-2016The current Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures prices for both Class 3 and Class 4 milk show an anticipated increase in price into the last half of 2015. The Class 3 futures price for the coming six months averages $17.50 per hundredweight and for the following four months into 2016 at $16.80 per hundredweight. The Class 4 price is expected to increase strongly from the current contract lows, increasing steadily to the $16 to $17.00 per hundredweight range over the coming 12 months.These prices will help improve the U.S. All Milk Price outlook. Currently, the U.S. All Milk Price is below the marks set for 2012 to 2014. With increased strength in the Class 3 and Class 4 prices, the U.S. All Milk Price should rebound as we move into the last half of 2015.

Price weakness continues in the international markets as the general macroeconomic woes of the Euro and the possibility of a Greece default in the European Union are being revisited. This is causing the outlook for continued growth in the U.S. dairy export market to remain weak. In spite of these events, the export volumes for milk powders, whey, cheese, and lactose have posted positive gains in the first quarter of 2015. Butter and oil exports from the U.S. remain flat. Let us hope that the European Central Bank can find a way out of their dilemma yet one more time.last_img read more

Fix Your iPhone’s Maps & Reminders With Localscope 3

first_imgjon mitchell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Now you can add reminders for any place you identify in Localscope. You can even organize them into lists within the app. So you can have one list of restaurants to try and another one for errands. And it pulls in your reminders from the Reminders app and lists them on the map as well.This is the kind of app that reminds you why you have a smartphone. It helps you find your way in the world, even while the phone is still in your pocket.Localscope is $1.99 in the iTunes Store. Tags:#apps#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts If you’re having trouble finding places with the new maps on your iPhone, you must not have heard of Localscope. I’ve been searching and browsing the world with this thing since long before iOS 6, so I didn’t miss a beat. And today’s update to version 3 doesn’t just add more navigation options. Now it ties into Reminders, so you’re always aware of what’s around you and what you can get done while you’re here. Localscope is to the world around you what a browser is to the Web. It has browsing and searching modes, and it pulls its location data from all the major location services and even some minor ones. It encompasses Google, Yelp, Foursquare, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and even more. You can search by name, category or address, or you can just browse for what’s nearby.When you find where you’re going, you can use the in-app map view and surprisingly accurate compass Localscope displays on every entry to get there. If that’s not powerful enough, you can send it over to the Maps app. Yes, even if it’s a place Apple’s Maps wouldn’t find on its own, you can send the coordinates to Maps from Localscope and figure out how to get there.Version 3.0 adds Factual data as yet another location source, it’s now iPhone 5-ready, it adds support for the iOS 6 sharing menu and Facebook integration, and it even has a new secondary screen, so you can display the info on a connected car’s heads-up display. And I haven’t even gotten to the Reminders features yet.Reminding You About RemindersOne of the most promising features in iOS 6 is native geofencing. This allows apps to trigger actions when you leave or arrive at a location. The built-in Reminders app incorporates this feature, so you can set a reminder to email so-and-so when you get to work or remember to grab milk when you go by the store. It’s extremely handy – in theory.Unfortunately, Apple has not yet implemented location-based reminders in a handy way. You either have to have the address of a place saved in your contacts, or you have to use your current location. Localscope 3 solves this problem.last_img read more