Newcastle have announced the signing of midfielder Henri Saivet from Bordeaux.The 25-year-old Senegal international has joined the club for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £5million, on a five and a half-year contract.Saivet said: “I am very happy to be here at Newcastle. I am really proud to be able to play for this club, and I am really excited at the challenge that lies ahead.“St James’ Park is a really impressive and special stadium. In France, there is nothing that compares to this, and I can’t wait to get out there with my new team-mates and help the team climb the table.”Saivet’s arrival will come as a boost to McClaren, whose side currently sits in 18th place in the Barclays Premier League table and has lost each of its last four games in all competitions 1-0.The former England boss will hope his acquisition, who started his career as a winger, but has lined up in central midfield for Bordeaux this season, is the first of several to arrive at St James’ this month as he battles against relegation.The 54-year-old said: “Henri is someone the club has been watching for a while, and he has developed into an excellent player at Bordeaux.“This is someone with a very good mentality, who is a tough player and a winner. Those are key qualities you need in the Premier League and we are looking forward to seeing him pulling on the Newcastle United shirt.”Saivet came through the ranks at Bordeaux, making his senior debut at the age of 17 and going on to score 23 goals in 178 appearances. 1 Henri Saivet
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileFinally, the numbers.It looks to be a neutral report. Corn and soybean production reduced as expected. Corn fed to livestock was reduced 125 million bushels while ethanol was cut 25 million bushels. Soybean exports are down 25 million bushels, crush up 10 million bushels.The market and traders were thrilled with finally seeing some numbers from USDA today at noon. For weeks market participation has been reduced with daily volumes moving lower and narrow daily ranges. This past week corn has seen days with less than a two-cent range while soybeans could not muster a five-cent daily range. The market thrives on information. Today we get a massive dump of numbers.USDA published both the January and February numbers that are found in the Supply and Demand Report. They included final 2018 corn and soybean yields and production, and quarterly grain stocks as of Dec. 1, 2018. Also, the first report of 2019 U.S. winter wheat acres is in that pile of reports released. Prior to the noon report, corn was up 2 cents, soybeans were unchanged, while wheat was up 2-4 cents. Following the report, corn was down 2 cents, soybeans down 5 cents, and wheat up 1 cent.Many were expecting soybean yields to drop slightly, less than half a bushel per acre. In addition, the corn yield is expected to decline as well. Also, in the corn table corn for feed as well as corn used for ethanol were expected to decline.The big unknown from today is this — will the numbers reveal some surprises? Or, will the numbers quickly fade into the sunset as the market continues it immense focus on the U.S./China trade talks? Price volatility and wide trading ranges in the first few minutes for soybeans and corn were expected with the progress of trade talks to be a huge factor in the last half day of trading.The ongoing U.S./China trade talks remind us of two things. First, it is a given that when there is a government deadline, talks can go on up to the last minute before a deal is announced. Example, look at the U.S. government when it comes time to pass a budget and or spending appropriation. Second, the notion of “good cop, bad cop,” is very evident in the ongoing U.S./China trade talks this past month. One day, the U.S. trade representative can say talks are progressing well. The next day, the U.S. economic advisor can report talks are bogging down with little progress taking place. It appears the market was less than pleased with news yesterday that U.S. President Trump and China President Xi would not be meeting before the March 1 trade deadline previously announced.
Editor’s note: The video is spoken entirely in German. Click the CC button for English or German subtitles.[vsw id=”KIG1XrO66eM” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the latest Geocaching.com Presents video: Walddusche (GCKA1T). See what makes this German Mystery Cache one of the most watched geocaches in the world. minz hid the difficulty three, terrain 1.5 geocache in 2004. The search for the cache leads adventurers deep into the woods of western Germany. Geocachers walk past the oldest healing water fountain still in existence in Germany, where cold water rushes down the mountain into a centuries-old shower. Finding the Walddusche cache isn’t difficult. What might be difficult is deciding whether or not to take a voluntary shower in the fountain. Watch the video to see if the geocachers on this caching trip took the plunge into its icy waters.Photo from Walddusche log The next Geocaching.com Presents video is scheduled to post on September 8th. The video will preview series of geocaching videos from the Czech Republic, including a trip deep into the tunnels beneath the city of Prague.Sehe das neueste Geocaching.com Presents Video: Walddusche (GCKA1T). Erfahre was macht den deutschen Geheimnis Cache einen der meist gesehenen Geocaches in der Welt. minz versteckte die Schwierigkeit drei, Terrain 1-5 Geocache im Jahr 2004. Die Suche nach dem Cache führt die Abenteuerer tief in den Wäldern des westlichen Deutschlands. Geocacher gehen an den ältesten heilenden Brunnen vorbei, der noch in Deutschland existiert. Kaltes Wasser strömt den Berg hinunter in eine Jahrhunderte alte Dusche. Den Walddusche Cache zu finden, ist nicht schwer. Was schwierig zu entscheiden sein könnte ist, ob man sich freiwillig unter den Brunnen duscht. Sehe dir das Video an um herauszufinden, ob die Geocacher auf dieser Caching Reise den Sprung ins eiskalte Wasser wagen. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”Geocaching.com Presents: “The Rock”November 3, 2011In “Community”Geocaching.com Presents: DosenfischerAugust 11, 2011In “Deutsch”
Spurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach coach Dieter Hecking has made it clear he doesn’t want Thorgan Hazard sold next month.The younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Thorgan is a target for Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Sevilla as he enjoys career best form this season. Chelsea also boast a buy-back option.But Hecking has told Gladbach chief Max Eberl he doesn’t want to lose the midfielder in January.The coach stated: “Max knows exactly how I think with this question …”Hazard is tied to Gladbach until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Juventus to offer Benatia to Arsenal for Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are ready to setup a swap deal with Juventus for Aaron Ramsey.The Wales midfielder has already agreed Bosman terms with the Bianconeri, though could move to Juve immediately for the right deal.La Stampa says that could include Morocco defender Medhi Benatia.Benatia has not travelled with Juve to Jeddah for the Supercoppa and is keen on leaving this month.And with Arsenal in the market for a new centre-half, he is being offered to the Gunners in a straight swap for Ramsey. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
trevor cooney out of boundsSyracuse survived Gonzaga Friday night, but it wasn’t without controversy. The Orange, which rallied to overcome a five-point deficit late, almost lost in heartbreaking fashion. A phantom out-of-bounds call was at the center of the storm.Gonzaga, trailing 61-60, had a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds to play, but an errant pass from Josh Perkins wound up in the hands of SU’s Trevor Cooney. Cooney, upon collecting the ball, did all he could to keep his feet inbounds.Cooney, however, was whistled out of bounds. As you’ll see below, it was a bad call.Channeling Cooney’s Balance @bballbreakdown #MarchMadness @AdamZagoria, @espn, @GregAnthony50 https://t.co/7LvScmvE9P— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) March 26, 2016Yep, he’s in, what a play by Cooney. #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/wG4pfaReio— XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) March 26, 2016Let’s review how much time is left.OK, now let’s make the wrong call.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2016#cooney was #inbounds #Sweet16 #Syracuse wooooooo pic.twitter.com/tZhkMHjAnw— Grove Street (@Grove_Street2x) March 26, 2016Tyler Lydon blocked the Bulldogs’ shot on the ensuing possession, and after two Lydon free throws, the Orange emerged victorious anyway. They’ll next get UVA in an all-ACC Midwest region showdown.
New Delhi: Two crucial parliamentary panels, the standing committees on finance and external affairs, which were headed by Congress MPs in previous Lok Sabha are now chaired by BJP MPs. The Lok Sabha Secretariat updated the details of parliament’s standing committees for the newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha late night on Friday night. BJP MPs Jayant Sinha and P P Choudhary will head the panels on finance and external affairs respectively. In the previous Lok Sabha, Congress’ Veerappa Moily and Shashi Tharoor used to head the two committees. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Moily lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Tharoor, who retained his Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat in the last general elections, has now been made the head of the Standing Committee on Information Technology. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who was a member of the panel on external affairs has now been moved to the parliamentary panel on defence, which is headed by Jual Oram. TMC’s Derek O’Brien, who was chairing the committee on transport, tourism and culture has been replaced by erstwhile TDP leader T G Venkatesh, who recently joined BJP. O’Brien is now a member of the panel on Human Resource Development, which BJP’s Satyanarayan Jatiya continues to head. With these changes, the Congress which was earlier heading two committees of the Lok Sabha will now be heading only one. Standing committees are allocated by Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman on the recommendation of the government.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is likely to make his selection for the next Federal Reserve chairman from five candidates, a group that includes current Chair Janet Yellen.“I would say within those five, you’ll probably get the answer,” he said when asked by a reporter if he is considering other candidates.Before Trump met with reporters in the Rose Garden, a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said that the five finalists are Yellen, current Fed board member Jerome Powell, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former Fed board member Kevin Warsh and Stanford University economist John Taylor.Trump is expected to announce his decision before he leaves Nov. 3 for a trip to Asia.“Honestly, I like them all,” Trump said when asked if he had a favourite. “I do. I have a great respect for all of them. But I will make a decision over the next very short period of time.”The president is scheduled to interview Yellen on Thursday. After that meeting, he will have met and discussed the job with all five candidates.Yellen’s four-year term as chairman ends on Feb. 3. Trump criticized Yellen on the campaign trail last year, saying she was too political and was keeping interest rates low to favour Democrats. But since taking office, Trump has been complimentary, saying he and Yellen both favour low interest rates and that she has done a good job at the central bank.The president met Warsh, who served on the Fed board during the 2008 financial crisis, and Powell, the only Republican currently on the board, late last month. Trump interviewed Taylor, the author of a key rule on monetary policy, last week.Cohn, who spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs before joining the Trump administration this year, had at one time been considered a front-runner for the Fed job. But his prospects appear to have dimmed after he made comments critical of Trump’s response to racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.___AP White House reporter Darlene Superville contributed to this report.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A policy intended to deter the illegal trade of ivory and items made with the parts of endangered or threatened animals led the online sales website Etsy to remove such artwork sold by Alaska Native artists, who can legally use ivory in their pieces.U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan asked the chief executive officer of Etsy.com to reconsider its policy to allow Alaska Natives to keep selling products made from materials such as walrus tusks or from petrified wooly mammoth remains found in the nation’s most remote state.Sullivan said he assumes the basis of the policy is to combat elephant poaching in Africa and India and that he supports such efforts.“However, your policy fails to recognize that Alaska Natives are explicitly authorized under federal laws, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, to work with and sell walrus ivory, whale tooth and bone, and other non-elephant ivory,” the Alaska Republican wrote in a letter sent Friday to the Brooklyn, New York-based company.Etsy has not responded to the letter, according to Sullivan spokesman Matt Shuckerow.In an email to The Associated Press, Etsy said it can no longer allow Alaska Natives to sell animal products such as ivory but that their accounts remain active.“We have updated our policies to reflect the increasingly global nature of our business and our community,” the company said. “With increased global regulation surrounding ivory and animal products, we can no longer accommodate such products produced by Native Alaskans in our marketplace.”Sullivan heard about the issue from Alaska Native leaders and a handful of artists whose accounts were disrupted, Shuckerow said. In his letter, Sullivan notes that Alaska Natives have used animal products for subsistence, survival and cultural expression for thousands of years.Marcu Gho, an Inupiat Eskimo who lives in Juneau, is among the affected artists. He had sold gloves, key chains, scarves and other artwork made from sea otter fur for about five years until then items were delisted Tuesday.He said that occurred after he began a conversation with Etsy officials last week in response to social media posts he saw from other artists complaining about such problems.Gho said he had been warned that it appeared his artwork was derived from Alaska’s northern sea otters. A portion of that population is listed as threatened but it doesn’t include southeast Alaska otters, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.“In the past, we have allowed an exemption for Alaska Natives,” a company official wrote in an email to Gho. “However, we’ve determined that we are unable to make exceptions for these items in our marketplace going forward. Removing this exemption helps us create a single global policy prohibiting endangered or threatened animals.”Gho said he explained the difference to the official, to no avail. The experience has left him frustrated that he can’t share this part of his culture. He also believes the policy perpetuates a perception that Alaska Natives are barbarians.“When they’re telling me that they don’t feel it’s acceptable that I sell these things, I take it a little bit more personally,” he said.___Follow Rachel D’Oro at https://twitter.com/rdoro .___This story has been corrected to say Gho’s items were delisted, not his Etsy account, and to show that accounts of Alaska Native artists have had ivory items removed, not that the accounts were cancelled.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – News first broke about the disappearance of Denny Poole on March 15th, 2016 saying the RCMP were seeking help in locating the 15-year-old First Nations youth.It is the three year anniversary marking the disappearance of Poole and during this time there have been no updates as to his where abouts.When Poole went missing he was described as about 5’7 tall and weighing between 120 to 130 lbs. He had short black hair, and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey DGK sweater with a red logo. Poole was carrying a black backpack, Osirus shoes, black jeans and a flat-brimmed ball cap. ‘RCMP have said that Denny, along with a friend, were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12. But the teenager never got to his intended destination, nor was he seen getting home.“The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for some 20 hours taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads but appeared they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway,” a press release from RCMP stated.Around 7:30 p.m. that night, Denny and the other teenager split up to head their own ways. At 7:52 p.m., the RCMP’s dispatch received a phone call from the other youth. He reported, what police have called, a ‘suspicious occurrence’ that could have been a hypothermic delusion.During this phone call, an unknown man travelling between the two cities stopped to check on Denny’s friend and spoke with an RCMP dispatcher on the phone. “The individual spoke with what sounded like a heavy South Asian accent,” the press release from March 22 read. “Police have not been able to identify this individual.”Staff Sgt. Marcel Guilbault with the Dawson Creek RCMP said, since Denny was on foot and appeared to have been wandering in the area for some time, they are asking everyone in the area where he was last seen to check their property and outbuildings in case Denny took refuge in one of these structures.Police have since attempted to establish a timeline about 24 hours prior to his disappearance and appealed to the public for help. They have asked anyone who was driving along the Alaska Highway, or the side roads, near the Kiskatinaw Bridge and saw someone fitting Denny’s description to contact them.’ March 15th, 2016 the RCMP reach out to media for key witnesses such as drivers who were travelling between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John who may have seen two youths on the highway or side roads and fit Poole’s description.According to RCMP, Poole was last seen on March 12 around the south side of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, between Taylor and Dawson Creek. Since he was last seen, he had made no contact with his family, which was considered out of character for him.April 1st, 2016 it had been three weeks since Poole had been last seen on highway 97.The RCMP says the 15-year-old and a friend were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12, but Denny never arrived at his intended destination, nor did he return home. He was last seen at 7:30 that night.The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for about 20 hours, taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads, but the police say it appears they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway.April 12th, 2016 it had been one month since Poole had been seen last.