Eade on:Finding a way out of the Maze

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City target five trophies in five years

first_img That is the ambition underlined this week by chief executive Ferran Soriano, who is overseeing an overhaul of City’s structure as well as the appointment of Roberto Mancini’s replacement. Soriano has made little of the club’s intentions public since his appointment last August but the former Barcelona executive met media in New York this week to discuss a wide range of topics. He said: “I think that next season is going to be much better, I am convinced about that. It doesn’t mean we are going to win one or two titles, but in the grand scheme of things, if we look at the next five years and I could plan now, I would say I want to win five trophies in the next five years.” Press Association Manchester City’s new manager will join a club expecting to win five trophies in the next five years – a period that could represent his shelf-life in the job.center_img He added: “That may mean we win no trophies one year and two in another, but on average, I want one trophy or title a year. That is the Champions League, the Premier League or the FA Cup. “If next year we don’t win, but progress our football and get to the semi-finals of the Champions League, finish second in the Premier League and lose the FA Cup final again, that will be fine.” The club are aiming very high – evidenced in the recent decision to sack Mancini after finishing second in the Barclays Premier League – and want stability to achieve that. But interestingly they see that stability coming through the framework, headed up by the director of football, within which the team operates, rather than in finding a coach who can last long term. Mancini lasted three and a half years at the Etihad Stadium and his successor – widely expected to be Malaga’s outgoing boss Manuel Pellegrini – may not get any longer. Soriano said: “Three years in football is a long time. In football, teams have cycles and you can have managers who go through several cycles and managers who go through one cycle. “It will depend. Obviously, we want the next manager to stay for a number of years, but I think it would not be wise to speculate on the next manager being there for 26 years.” last_img read more


first_imgMiller, Bejarano Earn Honors as Top Trainer, Jockey Horse of Meet: ArrogateSprinter: DrefongOlder Horse: California Chrome                             Older Filly/Mare: BeholderClaimer: NextdoorneighborGrass Horse: Highland ReelGrass Filly/Mare: Queen’s Trust3-Year-Old: Arrogate 3-Year-Old Filly: SongbirdTrainer: Peter MillerJockey: Rafael BejaranoApprentice: Austin SolisRace: Breeders’ Cup DistaffOwner: Spendthrift Farm, LLCAchievement: Baffert 3rd Classic Win ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2016) – Up and coming three-year-old star Arrogate, winner of five straight races including the Grade I Travers Stakes by 13 ½ lengths and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Saturday, was named Horse of the Meet in the annual Autumn Meet media poll.The gray son of Unbridled’s Song trained by Bob Baffert for owner Juddmonte Farms, Inc. outfinished favored California Chrome in deep stretch in the mile and a quarter Classic to win by a half-length under Mike Smith.“When Chrome was out there cruising (on the lead) I thought no way he’s going to catch him,” said Baffert, who was winning his third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic. “. . . Then all of a sudden, Mike’s riding and he’s catching up little by little with that big stride kicking in . . . I never thought he would be able to catch Chrome.”Arrogate also was named Outstanding Three-Year-Old male, while Baffert’s third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic victory was named Achievement of the Meet. Five-year-old California Chrome, who captured the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes on Oct. 1, was named Outstanding Older Horse.Breeders’ Cup winners understandably dominated the categories.Distaff winner Beholder was named Outstanding Older Filly or Mare, thanks to her pulsating nose victory in the race over previously undefeated 2015 Two-Year-Old filly champion Songbird, who incurred her first loss after 11 straight easy victories.Songbird was named the Meet’s Outstanding Three-Year-Old filly and the Distaff was named Race of the Meet.Peter Miller led the trainers’ race from start to finish throughout the 23-day meet and outlasted runners-up Baffert and Doug O’Neill to capture the training title, 18-16, while perennial Southern California riding kingpin Rafael Bejarano withstood several challenges to take yet another crown, 23-20, over runner-up Kent Desormeaux. This was Bejarano’s 32nd title overall, his 27th in the Golden State and his 15th at Santa Anita.Honored in other categories were Champagne Room, $69.20 upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies for trainer Peter Eurton, Outstanding Two-Year-Old filly; Queen’s Trust, nose winner of the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, Outstanding Grass Filly or Mare; Sprint winner Drefong for Baffert, Outstanding Sprinter; and Highland Reel, victor in the $4 million Turf for trainer Aidan O’Brien, Outstanding Grass Horse.Also, Classic Empire, winner of the Juvenile for trainer Mark Casse, Outstanding Two-Year-Old male; Austin Solis, 24-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis, Outstanding Apprentice; B. Wayne Hughes of Spendthrift Farm, owner of Beholder, Owner of the Meet by virtue of $1,431,890 in purse earnings.Nextdoorneighbor, who posted a 2 ¼-length victory against $8,000 claiming horses on Oct. 30, was named Claiming Horse of the Meet. Despite winning his second straight race at the bottom level, the popular nine-year-old Florida-bred gelding that was trained by Peter Miller is a virtual win machine, having registered his 13th career victory from 51 starts. The bay son of Lido Palace also has 11 seconds and seven thirds for earnings of $333,869. ARROGATE ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL 2016 Santa Anita Autumn Media Polllast_img read more

Making money when the market isn’t moving

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CornCorn futures decreased 14 cents last week. There could be a 60-cent weather premium already built into Dec corn futures. Trend-line yields would likely push prices back to $3.25 at harvest. Weather is key variable for the next few months.It’s still too early to worry about not getting the crop planted. With the recent cold and rainy weather, it doesn’t appear there will be a lot more corn acres. This is at least non-bearish news. BeansBeans only decreased slightly (4 cents) last week. Supply and demand suggests futures don’t need to rally significantly. Similar to corn, weather is the key factor moving forward. Likely a $1 per bushel weather premium is in the market right now. Market actionFollowing is the detail and rationale of a recent trade made back in late February which expired on Friday.Trade Detail — Sold May $3.75 straddle for 23 cents on 2/27/17Straddle — selling a put and call at the same valueExpired — 4/21/17 (last trading day for May options)Why this date? It is after the acreage report, but during the heart of corn planting.Expected Market Direction – Most likely sideways, but maybe some upside potential in early summer.Potential benefit — If May futures close at $3.75 on 4/21, I keep the 23-cent premiumPotential Concern — If the market moves significantly, I receive reduced or no premium. For every penny lower than $3.75, I receive less premium until $3.52. Less than $3.52, a previous corn sale is removed, but I get any profits gained on that. For every penny higher than $3.75, I receive less premium until $3.98. Above $.98 I have to make another corn sale at $3.98 against May futures. What happened?For a while corn prices were inching up, but during the last few weeks it pulled back. When the market hit $3.585, I bought back the put portion of the straddle for 16.75 cents. This meant after commissions my net profit was just about 5 cents. This was less than I had hoped for on this trade but it was still a profitable one. Why didn’t you buy back the calls?Prices were so far from the strike price of $3.75 that I didn’t see the need to pay additional commissions to get out of that part of the trade. They ended up expiring worthless. Making money when the market isn’t movingMany farmers like to buy calls, hoping the market will rally, so they can maybe make some big money. This is a risky choice, because if prices stay the same or go down, they will lose all the value of the call purchase and they will be worse off than they were previously. To compound those losses, farmers still have more unpriced new crop corn to sell.The trade above illustrates the flexibility farmers can have during sideways markets. There is upside potential built into the trade, but if the market stays flat, there is premium opportunity for that scenario too. That’s why this type of trade is so much less risky than just buying calls. It takes into consideration multiple market place variables, and keeps hoping for increased prices at a minimum.There was a chance a previous sale I have made could have been removed if prices dropped significantly more, but historically prices rarely drop significantly in spring and early summer, so I felt that risk was limited especially because this was only on 10% of my production.Most farmers think sideways markets are very boring and only want prices to go up. But, if you are creative, there are many opportunities to be had, sometimes even when the market drops. Everyone wants prices to go up (me included), but I’m not going to sit around waiting and hoping. If there are opportunities available to pull premium out of the market in the meantime, I’m going to take it. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. 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Opera CEO Claims Unite is Secure, But That’s Not Its Real Problem

first_imgIn a recent interview with Network World, Opera CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, defends the company’s upcoming web browser (Opera 10)’s  “Unite” feature – the new technology that turns your browser into a web server. He said that Unite’s decentralized nature makes it more difficult for hackers to break into computer systems – not easier. That claim is probably meant to fight back against some people’s initial concerns that hosting files on their own PC will leave them open to attack. However, simply addressing security issues is somewhat missing the point about the real trouble with Unite: it’s not solving a problem we actually have. Opera Unite: Just as Secure as Anything Else, We PromiseAccording to the interview, Tetzchner addresses the concerns of those in the security community who fear this technology that aims to put a web server on every PC. He says, “when you’re hacking a single system, if you have everything that belongs to everyone in one location, you only need to break in once. If you have it in different computers it’s a little more complicated. If you get into one Web server and everyone’s data is in there, that’s easier than getting into a million computers.” While Opera and the tech community continue to debatethe technology’s security or lack thereof, the rest of the tech early adopters have simply moved on. Outside of the Opera fanatics (we know who you are!), most of us either skimmed the news briefly or, at the most, may have downloaded the alpha and played with it for a bit. But did the lot of us switch browsers and start sharing files? No.Why is that? Shouldn’t this be just the sort of thing that has techies all a’twitter? What’s going on?Where’s the Geek Love? When Opera revealed the mysterious (and perhaps overly-hyped) Unite, they probably didn’t get the response they expected. After numerous emails and teases about a new technology that was going to “reinvent the web,” for the most part, the community response was “huh?” Oh sure, Opera fanboys and girls got it right away as did web developers and other geekier-than-thou folks, but even within the tech community itself, therewasconfusion…and a bit of “bah humbug” too.We remember reading through various blog comments where users dismissed Unite as nothing more special than a browser with P2P plugins – a statement that’s only true to a point. While the technology enables P2P between browsers, it does so via a proxy server in the middle at operaunite.com. That middle service could easily be a single point of failure for the Unite infrastructure. Opera Unite’s proxy goes down, you go down. Sure, that might not be any different than the cloud services we rely on now: Gmail, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, etc. However, even if one of those was to crash-and-burn, it wouldn’t take our whole web of services down with it. But Unite wants to replace just about every cloud app you use today with its own apps for file sharing, social note-posting, chat, photo sharing, and media playing…and that’s not to mention how Unite wants to let you host your own web server, too. In other words, Opera wants to (partially) move the cloud back off the the web to your PC. They even go so far as to claim that their single point of failure is an improvement on what we do today: “We place our trust in these third parties, and we hope for the best, but as long as our own computers are not first class citizens on the Web, we are merely tenants, and hosting companies are the landlords of the Internet,” writes product analyst Lawrence Eng.Thanks, but we’ll take our numerous cloud apps over the Unite+PC combo any day.What Problem Does Unite Solve?When we started moving from desktop to web, initially testing the waters with email services, later moving to photo and video sharing services, and finally to social networking sites like Facebook that let us communicate and share media, the solutions being implemented were solving real challenges. Setting up desktop email was hard for non-techies (what’s my email server’s address? what’s SMTP?). There were mailbox storage limits and attachment size limits. Letting grandma and grandpa see our digital photos wasn’t easy. Getting in touch and staying in touch with our wide network of friends was downright impossible. But then these web applications came along and made it possible for everyone to use technology. They were simple, straightforward, and fun. And soon a Web revolution was underway. A real one, that is.What problem does Opera Unite solve that could kick off the next revolution of the web? Are we having trouble with cloud services? Are we concerned that they’re so insecure that moving everything via P2P through Opera is somehow better? Is Unite easier than Facebook? Than flickr? Heck, than email? No. It’s not easier for us techies by any means (especially since its tied to one browser) and it’s not even close to being easy for the “regular folks” of the online world…you know, the ones who don’t even know what a browser isSo security concerns aside, what is Unite doing for us that we can’t get elsewhere? Anyone? If you think we’re missing the point, chime in below. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market sarah perez Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#Trends#web#Web 2.0 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Pujara to miss Arjuna awards ceremony due to county commitment

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will not be able to receive the Arjuna award here tomorrow due to his county cricket commitment in England. Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur are the cricketers among 17 athletes who have been chosen for the 2017 Arjuna awards. The awards ceremony will take place at the Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow, which happens to be National Sports Day. “I am truly honoured and grateful for being conferred with the Arjuna Award. Unfortunately, I will not be able to receive the award in person due to my commitment to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club in England,” said Pujara in a statement. “My dedication to the game has made me what I am, and though it would have been an honour to attend the award ceremony, grabbing any opportunity to play this wonderful game has always been of utmost importance,” added Pujara, who scored 309 runs at 77.25 in the recent three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Pujara has scored 4107 runs in 51 Tests at 52.65. PTI BS ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Eighth Annual Finish Chelseas Run

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Eighth Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run Updated: 5:27 PM Posted: March 3, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: chelsea king, finish chelsea’s run, poway high school, run FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diegans are putting on their running shoes this morning to honor Poway High School student Chelsea King. The annual Finish Chelsea’s Run event raises money for the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship and promotes Chelsea’s Law.Elizabeth Alvarez spoke to King’s parents at Balboa Park to talk about why Finish Chelsea’s Run is so important to them. March 3, 2018last_img read more

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