Indiana FFA State Convention Kicks Off with Service Projects

first_img Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 20, 2018 Name Sym Last Change Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 SHARE SHARE Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 All quotes are delayed snapshots Indiana FFA State Convention Kicks Off with Service Projects Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana FFA State Convention Kicks Off with Service Projects Previous article2018 Indiana State Fair Competition Entry Fast ApproachingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 20, 2018 Eric Pfeiffer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 It was the first full day of the 89th Indiana State FFA Convention in Greater Lafayette on Tuesday. Community service projects were held at Purdue University, the home of the convention, and two Pay Less Supermarkets locations in Lafayette. National FFA President Breanna Holbert talked about the importance of service projects to the organization.“So, our motto here in FFA is, ‘Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.’ And that living to serve portion is huge in our organization, and so we’re always trying to build our communities to win back not only people that don’t come from ag but people that are in ag and to continue to build upon that foundation.”HAT spoke to Natalie Taylor, Indiana FFA State Reporter, about the service project taking place on campus.“We have a lot of students here today, about 300, out here working on tying blankets which will be going to a homeless shelter after this. We’re making about 230 tie blankets here today. We’re really excited. There is so much energy here. It’s really good to have so many people from all over the state coming together to help support this community.”State Sentinel Grant Sanchez told us about the interesting partnership between Indiana FFA and Pay Less Supermarkets in Lafayette, a division of Kroger.“Kroger was generous enough to pick up this donation, and they’ve donated the money to buy these cans, and the kids are constructing these cans to make a ‘can-struction’. Our theme this year is ‘I can. We will.’ So, they’re going to build these cans up to where it reads ‘I can. We will.’”The cans will be donated to Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette. Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Facebook Twitter STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

Music and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritage

first_imgNewsCommunityMusic and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritageBy Rose Rushe – August 25, 2014 708 Previous articleRDS National Craft and Student Award shows bookend LimerickNext articleLimerick FC hammered at home Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Printcenter_img Baritone with an international platform, Owen GilhoolyTO celebrate National Heritage Week, an ‘evening of music and song’ will take place at Killmurry Church in Castletroy on Friday August 29 at 8pm. The concert will feature baritone Owen Gilhooly and pianist Stuart O’Sullivan with new and emerging young singers and musicians.The occasion marks the completion of phase one of repairs to the tower and steeple of this historic church, located behind The Hurler’s Bar. Another element to the fundraiser will be a raffle for a painting by visual artist and writer, Anne Fitzgerald. Facebook Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Ageing populations ‘a threat for fixed income investors’

first_img“We’re certainly seeing a shift into different asset classes, such as alternative credit and also investment grade corporate bonds,” said Nick Tolchard, head of Invesco fixed income for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Within fixed income, there is also a movement into longer-dated debt – while most respondents thought there will only be a slow rise in interest rates, they are prepared to take on that uncertainty because of yield compression.”Tolchard added: “With most investors expecting yields to rise, many expect to respond by increasing allocations to core fixed income.”Most investors said they took a hybrid approach to implementation, splitting between external and internal management. Only 12% used just an in-house team.Tolchard told IPE: “It’s common for investors to manage part of their core fixed income allocations internally, but not alternative credit – this is more complicated, so they tend to use global managers specialising in the area.”He said that while 67% of the whole sample used investment consultants, only 42% of larger investors did so. Consultants were used predominantly for portfolio monitoring, although smaller investors were also likely to use them for manager selection.The survey also revealed a growing tendency to extend environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles from equities to fixed income investments, driven in part by pension fund stakeholders.Tolchard said: “Clients are saying they’d like to include ESG strategy in their manager’s agreements, but at the level of relationships, rather more than just products or asset classes.”The 79 interviewees were typically heads of fixed income, but also included CIOs and heads of investment strategy working across pension funds, sovereign investors, insurers and private banks in Europe, North America and Asia.Subscribers to IPE Reference Hub can access the paper here. Ageing populations, regulation and geopolitics have joined low and falling yields as challenges for fixed income investors, according to a new study.Invesco’s Global Fixed Income Study 2018 was based on interviews with fixed income specialists within asset owners holding a total $4.4trn (€3.6trn) as at 30 June 2017.The survey also found that underfunded defined benefit (DB) funds were turning to riskier assets within fixed income portfolios, while managers expecting more geopolitical and other “left-tail” events to occur were looking to increase core fixed income allocations.Three-quarters of respondents said ageing scheme member populations would affect their fixed income allocations within the next three years, with DB funds facing the greatest fallout. As a result, investors have become more adventurous in selecting cashflow-matching securities.last_img read more