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Five ways to get more operating credit – Part 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Commodity prices are low and many operation’s profit margins are tight. So, how can farmers find financial opportunities in years like this one? Doug Cox, Regional Vice President of Ag Lending with Farm Credit Mid-America has some suggestions.FCMA Doug Cox 10.2.17For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America, visit

Bloomberg Billionaires Index Challenges Tech Assumptions

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#bill gates#dell#Facebook#Finance#Mark Zuckerberg#Microsoft#Oracle#retail Related Posts cormac fostercenter_img On Wednesday, Bloomberg released a new website for its Bloomberg Billionaires Index, complete with some snappy data visualization tools. While we’d like to see a few more features added to the mix (a year-by-year progression of adds and drops would be great), it’s a fun tool, and it makes certain trends easy to spot. For those of us who watch the tech community, the list provides a quick gut-check about where the tech sector fits into the larger world’s priorities.Technology Isn’t EverythingTechnology is important, but don’t forget that people need to build things, buy things and pay for them, and those industries generate revenue, too. Only 12 of the world’s 100 richest hail from the tech industry, so it’s far from a dominating presence. The tech billionaires are well distributed throughout the list, with only Bill Gates and Larry Ellison in the top 10, and half the techies landing the bottom 50. Tech has a significant showing on the list, but its not as strong as retail (17 total, with 9 in the top 20). Overall, technology seems to be about as lucrative as mining or finance. It’s still a much better bet than newspapers, though. Only three of the top 100 hail from the media world.Almost All-American – For NowAll but two of the tech 12 are Americans. The others – Wipro CEO Azim Premji, (India, #49) and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun Hee (South Korea, #91) – are the first of what is likely to be many more future overseas members of the club. The U.S .list is still weighted pretty heavily toward the heavy hitters of the 1990s. SAS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Dell are solid companies, but most people wouldn’t consider them the future of tech. Yet these “legacy” companies account for 6 of the 10 Americans on the list. It’s a pretty sure bet that 5 to 10 years from now, we’ll see a lot more members from South Korea, China, India and Russia.$10 Billion Takes TimeBecoming an overnight millionaire in the tech industry is no big deal, but there’s no shortcut to the top 100 billionairs. Well, there might be just one. Mark Zuckerberg. Zuck is the only person under 30 in any industry to make the list. Even stepping up to the sub-40 bracket, there are only three more additions: Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Colombia’s Alejandro Santo Domingo, who manages a collection of media companies and SABMiller. Technology can certainly make you rich in a hurry, but to join the ranks of the mega-mega-rich, even geeks have to work at it for a while.Family PlanningOne bonus for the children of tech billionaires is inheritance. While many of the more traditional industries seem to favor having lots of children, the tech industry tends toward a more reasonable family size. The sweet spot seems to be 2-3 children – which leaves lots more cash for each offspring. Zuckerberg and Paul Allen have no children (yet), while Jeff Bezos and Michael Dell each have 4. On the rest of the list, 21 have 5 or more kids, and Malaysia’s Robert Kuok has 8! Of course, since many of the techies on the list have already signed Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge to donate the bulk of their fortunes to charity, those kids might have to settle for measly single-digit billions, anyway. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Indore, the cleanest, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh: cleanliness survey

first_imgIndore emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the government’s cleanliness survey. The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, which aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country, were announced on Wednesday by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri. Jharkhand was adjudged the best performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Compared to the previous surveys, this year’s exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience.Indore topped the list last year as well but that the survey was conducted only for around 430 cities. This time it was conducted for around 4,200 cities.The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Mr. Puri said.last_img read more

Gervacio joins Foton, ends feud with Suzara

first_imgView comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dzi Gervacio along with Foton and PSL execs during a small press conference Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTODzi Gervacio will suit up for Foton in the Philippine Superliga, putting the former Ateneo stalwart with the same official she criticized heavily early this year.But the feud is apparently water under the bridge as PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara dismissed fears that their past would lead to a disadvantaged stint by Gervacio with Foton.ADVERTISEMENT “It was unfortunate that rivalries sometimes take the best out of us all,” said Suzara. “Negativity has no place in our quest to become the leading sports league in the country.“Ms. Gervacio would be assured that she will be treated the same as the other players. I hope she plays her best for Foton and becomes one of the reasons for the team’s continuing success in the Superliga,” added Suzara.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGervacio took to social media early this year to protest what she felt was Suzara’s poor handling of import credentials of PSL rival Premier Volleyball League.But in a closed-door meeting Friday, Gervacio, who was accompanied by her mother, apologized to Suzara and the two put their quarrel behind them. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Mondilla caps ‘Merit’ season with 4th crown Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Foton is seeking a three-peat when the PSL Grand Prix starts Oct. 21. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Challenge is To Leave Behind Legacy: U-17 Women’s World Cup Director

first_img 2020 India FIFA World CupFIFA world cupu 17 fifa world cupU-17 Women’s FIFA World Cup First Published: November 15, 2019, 3:12 PM IST New Delhi: Much like its male counterpart, the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup is not one of the most popular events among those that football’s governing body conducts. However, the 2017 U17 World Cup that was held in India garnered record numbers which raises hopes for a similar showing at the 2020 edition of the Women’s U17 World Cup which will be held in the country in just under a year’s time.One of the many firsts that the tournament has is an Indian as its tournament director in Roma Khanna. Roma is heading an entirely Indian local organising committee (LOC). She was part of the 2017 tournament as head of venues operations. “Being involved with the 2017 World Cup of course I say the goal is to carry forward the good and improve on the learnings to do better in 2020. This is not just for us as the Local Organising Committee, but for various stakeholders including state governments, and other authorities,” Roma told IANS.”There is a certain level of familiarity with the processes, but then each tournament brings in its own charm, uniqueness and challenges.”Bhubaneswar is the only city that has thus far been confirmed as a venue and Roma said that there will be more clarity on host cities after a FIFA inspection that will be conducted at the end of November.”We’ll be visiting the proposed cities and look at the readiness of each venue. There are many rounds of assessments that happen where we see how things are shaping up at each venue, and the upcoming FIFA visit is important to that end. This will be the first time many members of the FIFA delegation will visit the venues along with the LOC,” she said.While infrastructure for football in general leaves a lot to be desired in the country, women’s football is almost non-existent. Roma said that one of the challenges that the tournament looks to overcome is to showcase women’s football to the Indian audience. She said that the response that has come in for the official emblem launch, which was conducted on November 2 in Mumbai, was quite encouraging.”Our first major milestone was the launch of the official emblem of the tournament and this was successfully executed with all the stakeholders at the iconic Gateway of India. We are extremely excited to see the response that we have got and it gives us hope that with everyone coming together to support the tournament and women’s football it will lead to the growth of football in the country. The challenge is to leave behind a sustainable legacy that would focus on the holistic development of women’s football and showcase to the Indian football fans how exciting women’s football is,” she said.Roma said that while comparisons to 2017 are inevitable, the 2020 tournament has its own individual targets and benchmarks. “The benchmark is for every Indian to prove that they believe in the spirit of equality and fairness. They give the same love and support to the girls in 2020 that they did for the first boys in 2017,” she said.”On our part, we will leave no stone unturned in making the first football World Cup for girls a grand success. For us this is a FIFA tournament and all processes would be identical and similar quality standards would be in place. I truly hope that people saw a glimpse of that through the emblem launch.”The tournament is slated to be held from November 2 to 21, 2020. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Is too much exercise bad for the heart?

first_imgMelbourne, Feb 25 (PTI) High levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and may promote permanent structural changes in the heart, which can predispose some people to experience abnormal heart rhythm, a new study has claimed.There are unquestionable benefits to “getting off the couch,” researchers said.However, there is already fairly compelling evidence supporting the association between long-term sports practice and increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation, and the fact that this relates to chronic altered atrial substrate.”Much of the discussion regarding the relative risks and benefits of long-term endurance sports training is hijacked by definitive media-grabbing statements, which has fuelled an environment in which one may be criticised for even questioning the benefits of exercise,” said Andre La Gerche from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia.”This paper discusses the often questionable, incomplete, and controversial science behind the emerging concern that high levels of intense exercise may be associated with some adverse health effects,” La Gerche said.All available therapies, pharmacological or otherwise, have a dose-response relationship whereby benefits diminish at high doses and the risk of adverse events increases, he said.A commonly held view is that adverse clinical events in athletes are explained by exercise acting as a trigger in individuals who are susceptible because of an underlying abnormality.La Gerche focused on whether exercise may affect a change in the heart that may serve as a cause of arrhythmias – abnormal heart rhythm.”The answers regarding the healthfulness of extreme exercise are not complete and there are valid questions being raised,” said La Gerche.advertisement”Given that this is a concern that affects such a large proportion of society, it is something that deserves investment,” he said.”The lack of large prospective studies of persons engaged in high-volume and high-intensity exercise represents the biggest deficiency in the literature to date, and, although such work presents a logistical and financial challenge, many questions will remain controversies until such data emerge,” he said.The study was published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. PTI MHN SAR SARlast_img read more

World Championships: London braced for Usain Bolt and Mo Farah swansongs

first_imgIt will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men’s 4×100 metres relay at the World Championships.The Jamaican is hoping to step away from the track having won his 20th global championship title, something he was denied last week when he finished third in the 100m behind American Justin Gatlin.Fans flocking to the London Stadium on Saturday will probably be treated to a double dose of the 30-year-old sprint legend as Bolt plans to take part in the relay heats in the day’s first session.There will be a fair amount of emotion from the stands as Mo Farah also runs in his last track race – the 5,000 metres final.The Briton is aiming to complete an unprecedented World Championship triple-double, having retained his 10,000m title on the first day – the home nation’s only medal.The penultimate day of the championships also has former 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson of Australia going up against world record holder Kendra Harrison of the U.S. for the title.The decathlon reaches its climax with the traditional 1,500m to close the multi-discipline event.There are also gold medals to be won in the women’s high jump and the men’s javelin.last_img read more

Delhi Dynamos join hands with Special Olympics Bharat

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 16 (PTI) Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos FC and Special Olympics Bharat have collaborated for promoting the initiative of inclusiveness in sports via football.Global chairman of Special Olympics, Tim Shriver and the CEO of Delhi Dynamos FC, Ashish Shah were present to kick start the initiative via a unified football match between the Delhi Dynamos Soccer Schools and Special Olympics Bharat young athletes.The Mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts.On the occasion, Shrive said:”We are extremely happy to associate with Delhi Dynamos FC on our mission to promote inclusiveness in sports. They are one of the most structured football clubs in the country and I hope together we can create awareness towards unified sports and spread joy to all the specially abled athletes of the country.”India is one of our top performing countries at the Special Olympics and receiving support from elite clubs really helps our children to receive relevant exposure and enhance their performance.”Delhi Dynamos CEO Shah said:”It is important that football reaches out to every individual and that was one of the primary reasons we decided to join hands with Special Olympics Bharat.”The organisation has been doing a commendable job over the years by helping out these young kids and as a football club we believe that everyone has an equal right to play the sport and there shouldn?t be any hindrances. With the help of Special Olympics Bharat, we want to put out the message that the beautiful game is inclusive of everyone,” he said. PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

WWE Raw: Brock Lesnar’s Royal Rumble opponent remains uncertain

first_imgBrock Lesnar is yet to find a worthy opponent for Royal Rumble scheduled for January 28 in 2018 after Braun Strowman and Kane battle ended in a double countout.WWE had announced that winner between Braun Strowman and Kane at Monday Night Raw would become the new number one contender to face Lesnar next month. The Universal Champion will defend his title at the Royal Rumble.”Anything you can do, I can do better…”#RAW @BraunStrowman @KaneWWE WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 12, 2017BOTH @BraunStrowman and @KaneWWE have been counted out here, but the FIGHT is far from over! #RAW WWE (@WWE) December 12, 2017After Strowman kicked out of two Chokeslams and Kane kicked out of one, the two giants brawled into the WWE Universe, with Strowman plowing Kane through the barricade right as the referee reached a count of 10.The @WWEUniverse may want tables, but @KaneWWE is perfectly fine with a CHAIR! #RAW WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 12, 2017Despite the final bell sounding, the two Superstars continued to clash, using steel steps, furniture dollies and a steel chair in an escalating brawl that ended with The Monster Among Men planting Kane through a table with a Running Powerslam. So, the fight goes to Strowman, but given the end of the match, the question of who will face Lesnar remains unanswered. Perhaps The Beast will have something to say when he returns next week.He’s still called the BIG, RED MACHINE for a reason!#RAW @KaneWWE WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 12, 2017″Holding your own is not winning. These names that you mentioned, you ALMOST beat them, but you didn’t beat any of them. You’ll have your match with @SamoaJoe when I say so, not when YOU want it!” – @RealKurtAngle to @JasonJordanJJ #RAW WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 12, 2017Other highlights of Monday Raw:Samoa Joe challenged Roman Reigns and said Reigns was nothing without The Shield. Joe also challenged Reigns to come out solo.Earlier, Roman Reigns retained his Intercontinental Championship by beating Cesaro via pinfall.There’s only one way to describe that match…??????????????????????????????????????@WWERomanReigns SPEARS @WWECesaro on his way to retaining the #ICTitle on #RAW! WWE (@WWE) December 12, 2017Paige and Mandy Rose defeated Bayley and Mickie James while Finn Balor got better of Curtis Axel.Safe to say #Absolution just made a LOT of enemies…#RAW @NiaJaxWWE @SashaBanksWWE @WWEAsuka @itsBayleyWWE @AliciaFoxy @MickieJames @DanaBrookeWWE @AlexaBliss_WWE WWE (@WWE) December 12, 2017last_img read more

This is Samsung Android Go phone, will not run stock Android

first_imgThis is no new news that Samsung is working on an Android Go phone to launch later this year. Until now, reports were that the Samsung’s Android Go powered phone will have a stock Android interface. But now, a new report reveals that the Android Go phone will come with slimmed down — Android Go apps installed over Samsung’s usual Experience UX. Meaning, no stock Android for Samsung Android Go phone.The South Korean smartphone maker is yet to reveal details about the phone. Rumours say that Samsung may call the Android Go phone — J2 Core. However, as this isn’t officially confirmed, this bit of information should be taken with a pinch of salt.SamMobiles has got hold of some images of the Android Go-powered Samsung phone. The images show the phone running on Go versions with official Google apps installed. Apart from revealing that the phone will not run on stock Android, the images also highlight the design of the device.The images show the Android Go phone with on-screen navigation keys and no physical buttons found in most cheap or affordable Samsung phones. This may be an indication that the South Korean manufacturer will soon get rid of the physical home keys on all phones whether or not they sport an all-screen display.The Samsung Android Go phone, much like most Samsung phones these days, will not come with infinity display, obviously because of the price. Android Go phones are always cheap and affordable, similar will be the case with J2 Core or Samsung’s Android Go phone.advertisementThe images show the Android Go phone with Android 8.1 software with an outdated security patch dated December 5 2017. We, however, hope to see the phone launch with the latest security patch.As for the design, the Samsung Android Go phone, going by the leaked images, come with very thick bezels on all side. On the top bezel, there’s the earpiece and the selfie camera, the bottom bezel is left as it is. There’s no fingerprint sensor or face unlock feature on the phone. On the rear panel, the phone will include a single camera sensor paired with LED flash aligned in a vertical direction. The camera setup on the rear panel will sit in the middle of the back camera.The images show the Samsung Android Go phone in black colour, the company may bring more colours of the phone. As of now, there are no details on the launch timeline of the phone. Possibilities are Samsung may launch the phone in the fourth quarter of this year.Specs sheet of the Samsung Android Go phone was leaked a week ago. According to the list, the phone will come with a 5-inch display, Exynos 7570 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, Android 8.1 Oreo, 5MP selfie cam, 8MP back camera and 2600 mAh battery.last_img read more