Princes to cheer on England

first_img SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Previous visitPreviously, the two princes visited South Africa in October 2008 while undertaking an Enduro charity bike ride. 17 June 2010 Later on in the tournament, Prince Harry had been due to attend England’s quarterfinal against Portugal, but instead opted to use his leave from the army to spend time with his girlfriend Chelsy Davy. The Portuguese won the game in a penalty shootout. England openerIn Rustenburg, in their opener, captain Steven Gerrard put England into a fourth minute lead after a well-worked move. However, an error by goalkeeper Robert Green in the 40th minute on a shot by Clint Dempsey allowed the Americans to draw 1-1. William and Harry are expected to meet members of Fifa’s executive committee, as part of England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Prince William will pay a visit to the British charity the Tusk Trust, of which he is a patron. It teaches Botswanan children about the importance of conservation. Royal luckEngland are hoping that the attendance of the royals will bring them good luck against the Desert Foxes. Slovenia, after a 1-0 win over Algeria, courtesy of a howler by goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi on a rather tame looking shot by Robert Koren, top Group C. It was their first win in their second visit to the World Cup finals. Princes William and Harry will cheer on England at Cape Town’s impressive Green Point Stadium when they take on Algeria in a Fifa World Cup Group C clash on Friday. The English had a disappointing opening game on Saturday, drawing with the USA, but William, 27, and Harry, 25, will be hoping that the team can earn their first win of the tournament. Previously, at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, William was on hand when England beat Paraguay 1-0 in a group match. Four charities were the beneficiaries from the money raised by the charity bike ride: the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), Sentebale/The Princes’ Fund for Lesotho, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and Touch Africa. The two, who are on a joint six-day joint African tour to promote their charity interests, will visit various southern African countries, including Botswana and Lesotho. Despite William’s position as president of the Football Association in England, the brothers are better known as rugby supporters. They attended the final of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in Paris in which South Africa beat England 15-6 to claim the title for a second time. It is named in memory of Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The aim of the charity is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. It was a disappointing start to the event for the English, who are regarded by some as possible winners of football’s greatest showpiece. Sentebale, meaning “forget me not”, was established in 2006 by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of the Lesotho Royal Family, and works with children orphaned by Aids. The princes’ schedule includes a visit to the charity. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Report negative corn and wheat, soybeans neutral

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileFriday’s USDA Prospective Plantings report was negative with corn stocks 325 million bushels above trade estimates. This is still way too early to say this, but you have to wonder if the 2018 corn yield will move higher later this summer.Corn stocks were 8.6 billion bushels, soybean stocks were 2.72 billion bushels, while wheat stocks were 1.59 billion bushels. Corn acres were 92.8 million acres, soybean acres were 84.6 million acres, and all wheat acres were 45.8 million acres.Today is all about quarterly grain stocks in the US as of March 1 along with planting intentions for US grains in 2019. Traders will be paying more attention to grain stocks as they gauge demand and disappearance. US acres are in the mix today. They will be noted with a checkmark. Yes, they were released. Traders will easily answer, “Who cares?”Just ahead of the report, grains were all lower with corn down 3 cents, soybeans down 2 cents, with wheat down 5 cents. Following the report, corn was down 11 cents, soybeans down 4 cents, and wheat down 10 cents.Early trade estimates have March 1 corn stocks less than last year while acres are expected to be up. The average trade estimate for corns stocks is 8.335 billion bushels. Last year in March corn stocks were 8.892 billion bushels. The average corn acres estimate is 91.3 million acres. Last year US corn acres were 89.1 million acres. To the surprise of no one, soybean stocks are expected to be higher and 2019 soybean acres are expected to be lower. The average soybean stocks estimate is 2.683 billion bushels. Last year in March soybean stocks were 2.109 billion bushels. The average trade estimate for soybean acres is 86.169 million acres. Last March US wheat stocks were 1.495 billion bushels and wheat acres were 47.8 million acres. Wheat stocks were expected to higher than last year with wheat acres lower than last year.Weather continues to be a huge factor on the minds of producers as they are most anxious to be doing something to mark progress for the corn and soybean planting season. Unfortunately, little fieldwork has taken place across Ohio and the Midwest this month. Soils were wet coming into the month as freezing temperatures the first week of March did allow much of the unharvested corn and soybeans from 2018 to get harvested. The 30 day forecasts suggest more of the same, wet and cold.Another month is behind us with the US/China trade deal not yet done. US representatives are in China this week. Talks appear to be progressing with little details coming out. Then next week Chinese officials return to the US. All of the talks and where they take place remind one of home and away basketball or baseball games. For US representatives, this week it is an away game. Next week it is a home game as they get to sleep in their own beds. Away, home, rinse, and repeat.Bottom line the funds hold a record short corn position. At this time they want to see a date announced that the two Presidents will sign a deal and also see the signing take place. Until then, it will take something drastic to move out of that huge short corn position.Any corn planting delays will not be a factor until mid-May. Last year, US corn planting was nearly record late. The 2018 corn yield was 176.4 bushels. The US record yield took place in 2017 and was 176.6 bushels. The reality is, even with corn planted so late last year, the final yield was within a whisker of matching the record yield.Expect more choppy markets in the weeks ahead. A US/China trade final trade deal looks to be weeks away, not days away. Earlier this week China bought 1.5 million tons of US soybeans. It was a non-market mover.last_img read more

Two arrested in Kashmir stone pelting incident in which truck driver was killed

first_imgTwo youths were arrested in the early hours of Monday for allegedly throwing stones at a truck in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, killing the driver of the vehicle. Police said that six others have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident in which some stones had hit the truck at Zradipora in Uranhall locality of Bijbehara area in Anantnag. The driver, Noor Mohammed Dar, 42, was rushed to a nearby district hospital, from where he was referred to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at Soura in the outskirts of Srinagar where he was declared brought dead. The arrested youths were being questioned to ascertain their motive behind the crime, police said, adding that the duo had no past criminal history. It is alleged that the miscreants mistook his truck for a security force vehicle and hurled stones at it, police said, adding that a stone hit the windscreen and injured Dar in the head. A few days ago, a girl was seriously injured in a stone-pelting incident in downtown city of Srinagar.last_img read more

Sergey Kovalev gets WBO title back from Eleider Alvarez in rematch

first_imgVictorious Qatar returns to Doha to a “rapturous” welcome US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sergey Kovalev, left, hits Eleider Alvarez during a WBO light heavyweight title boxing match, early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)FRISCO, Texas — Sergey Kovalev took back the WBO light heavyweight championship from Eleider Alvarez early Sunday, winning the rematch in a unanimous decision six months after losing his belt.The Russian controlled the pace throughout the fight, pushing through a couple of moments of fatigue like those that seemed to affect him in the loss that cost him the title in the 175-pound division.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Before Valdez’s win, Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) took the vacant IBF lightweight title with a second-round technical knockout of Isa Chaniev (13-2). The fight was called 39 seconds into the second round after the second knockdown of Chaniev in that round and the third overall. In that defeat to Alvarez in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last summer, Kovalev was ahead on all three scorecards when he was dropped three times in the seventh round.Kovalev (33-3-1) made it through the seventh just fine in a fight that started two minutes before midnight. The 35-year-old put on the finishing touches by landing several blows in an impressive 12th round to leave little doubt that Alvarez (24-1) was headed for his first loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTwo judges had Kovalev ahead 116-112. The third judge didn’t give Alvarez a single round, scoring it 120-108.The dominant win reversed a recent slide by Kovalev, who had all three of his losses in the previous five fights. He was the aggressor from the beginning, and eventually landed 213 of 860 punches compared to 111 out of 369 for Alvarez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss According to the television broadcast, Alvarez’s corner told him going into the 10th round that he would need a knockout to keep the belt. He never got close. Kovalev even had an exclamation point, landing a punishing right hand just before the final bell.In what amounted to co-main event on Saturday night, Oscar Valdez defended his WBO featherweight title with a seventh-round technical knockout of Carmine Tommasone.The two-time Mexican Olympian caught Tommasone with a right uppercut to the jaw. The blow dropped the Italian and the fight was called nine seconds into the seventh round in Valdez’s first bout since sustaining a broken jaw in a successful title defense against Scott Quigg last March.Valdez (25-0, 20 KOs) controlled the 28-year-old’s fifth title defense in the 126-pound division almost from the start at the 12,000-seat indoor football stadium that’s part of team headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys.Tommasone (19-1) went down twice in the fourth round, and his right eye swelled badly late in the sixth. The 34-year-old proposed to his girlfriend in the ring despite his first loss in Tommasone’s first professional fight outside the 2016 Olympian’s home country.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READlast_img read more