Brightening the spirits, breaking the silence

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Rev. Mark MacDonald, the Anglican Church of Canada’s national indigenous bishop.“We realize there’s an official border between us, but we’re dealing with many of the same issues,” he said. “In general terms, there’s a much higher suicide rate among indigenous people in North America than the general population (see related story here) and the causes are many and complex.”For example, said MacDonald: “every single person at this international gathering had been struck by suicide in a very intimate and personal way, so there’s just a sense that it never goes away. It’s just always there and it’s a tormenting reality for most indigenous people.”“When suicide happens in a family, to a family, they sort of go quiet,” according to the Rev. Norman Casey, rector of the Parish of Six Nations and a member of the Micmac Nation, of Quebec.“They hide; they don’t know how to react, don’t know how to say it out loud. It’s the kind of tragedy that makes you go underground and we want to change that, to help people to heal and the only way to heal is to talk about it, to be able to cry about it, to be able to get hugged by the community.”Moving through the silence to engaging prevention awareness and community partnerships involves excruciating pain but it is the path to healing, Casey said.“We want to get to a point where people can talk about this. Yes, it hurts and yes, it’s hard. But, if we can get people to open up and talk, that will help to alleviate some of the pain, and we can feel good things grow out of that.”In Seattle: Speaking out, raising awareness The day before he ended his life, 18-year-old James and his mom Elsie Dennis filled out his applications for college scholarships together.“Yet, instead of him going to his senior breakfast and having his senior class photo taken, we were having funeral and burial services for him. It was devastating,” said Dennis, a communications consultant for the Episcopal Church’s Indigenous Ministries Office who lives in Seattle.Elsie’s last photo taken with her son James, 18, who ended his life in June 2013.That was June 7, 2013, and “we’re still numb. But we also want to help others and help other families reach out. If we can prevent one person from dying by suicide, we’ve been successful,” she said.Luminaria commemorating James at the Out of Darkness Walk in Seattle in JuneShe advocates for liturgies and prayers designed for “loss survivors” like her and her family, and raised money for prevention awareness through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of Darkness Walk” in Seattle in June.The whole goal “is to remove the stigma from mental illness and suicide,” Dennis said. “I want people to get help because suicide is preventable and as long as that stigma is in place, then people are very hesitant and avoid seeking help,” she said.Montana Assisting Bishop Carol Gallagher said suicide prevention awareness is included among materials for the Bishops Native Collaborative (BNC), a training initiative for Native American clergy within the Episcopal Church, and also with White Bison, a recovery and wellness nonprofit agency that partners with the Office of Indigenous Ministries.“One of our hopes is to bring positive leadership roles to our young people and find ways to help them learn the tools they might need to get beyond the dark places that seem like there’s no hope and no future … stepping aside from shame and talking about how God embraces us despite those things we might feel ashamed of or a failure about,” said Gallagher, a Cherokee, who is also BNC bishop missioner.Dennis, a member of the Shuswap Nation, is left to wonder what caused her son James to end his life, since he didn’t ask for help or seek counseling.Although suicide rates are “high for Native youth on the reservation,” Dennis’s family lived off-reservation and she imagines “it was difficult for [James], being a young Native man and trying to fit in. It’s like having your feet in two worlds, the Anglo world and the Native world and trying to mesh those and live those out.”She believes he, like others contemplating suicide, “held on for as long as possible. Each day is lived in darkness. I think James held on as long as he could, until the last day of his senior year of high school; I think he did that for me and for his dad.”Standing Rock: vigilant and proactiveThe Rev. Canon John Floberg, canon missioner for the Episcopal Church community on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, said seven or eight suicides in the last year or so have heightened vigilance because “often we don’t get a lot of warning.” The number of suicides was “pretty traumatic” for the community of about 8,000.“It’s always on our radar screen,” said Floberg. “The horror of it has been muted, and that’s a pretty horrible thing that’s taking place.”A few years ago, he was preparing to go to the funeral of his 17-year-old nephew – who had ended his own life – when he noticed what sounded like suicidal thoughts on the Facebook page of a reservation youth.“So, while I’m driving to my nephew’s funeral, I’m on the phone with people to go and intervene, to get to her house, to get in physical contact with her or a parent or guardian,” he said. “If I have suspicions anyone is considering it, we get an adult in immediate contact with them. We will not leave them alone unless they’re able to tell us they’re at a place where they feel safe and not planning to do themselves any harm.“If a kid can’t promise that, then we take the next steps, either going to the emergency room where they can be followed up by a doctor or to a medical facility to address what’s going on, but we don’t leave it to chance,” he said.Community partnerships with school counselors, hospital social workers and others factor into suicide prevention efforts, he added. If a suicide is completed, “the therapist will call us in to work side by side with counselors, knowing that a lot of the kids have a connection to us through youth ministry. Often, we are first responders to kids who are dealing with somebody else’s suicide.”In his experience, suicide “is not based on an incident. Sometimes, it is based on a lifelong series of incidents. What happened in the past didn’t get resolved. It feels like it’s never going to come to an end and suicide becomes a way of making things stop.”Whenever a suicide is completed, Floberg immediately seeks out that person’s closest friends, just in case, he says, adding: “We want to intervene.”‘The suicides just don’t stop’A few weeks after the Rev. Nancy Bruyere became a part-time program coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada’s Suicide Prevention Program for Indigenous Ministries, a cousin took her own life.That was in June 2013 and Bruyere is unable to hold back the tears. Within the past few months, “we’ve had two suicides and one of them in my own family,” she said.“My own nephew – he was just 25. It really shook us up. None of us expected him to do something like that – and then another young man, exactly a week later. The suicides just don’t stop.”Bruyere, 54, an Ojibwe, who herself attempted suicide twice as a young person, said that, while “I can relate to the feelings of hopelessness, depression, shame …” she presses on, to raise awareness, offer hope.“Even though people don’t like talking about suicide, we need to start talking about it,” she said. “One of the fears, I think, is that if you start talking about it, that more people will attempt it in our community. We need to talk more about it.”She and the Rev. Cynthia Patterson, a non-native, offer suicide prevention resources and help implement local workshops and trainings in western and eastern Canada, respectively. The high incidence of suicide stems from the legacy of colonialism and residential schools “with multi-generational removal from culture and removal from community living and parenting skills,” Patterson told ENS. “It was like cultural genocide.”The residential school system began in the mid 1800s and ended in the 1970s; Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in a 2008 official apology, said two primary objectives of the residential school system “were to remove and isolate children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures and to assimilate them into the dominant culture.“These objectives were based on the assumption Aboriginal cultures and spiritual beliefs were inferior and unequal … Today we recognize that this policy of assimilation was wrong, has caused great harm, and has no place in our country.”Casey said the schools stripped several generations of culture, self-esteem, parental love and guidance, subsequently creating patterns of inherited generational despair and … resulting in the high suicide rates across the country among First Nation peoples.”Churches now have a role to play, whether through creating liturgies and prayers, or hosting awareness-raising adult forums or Lenten studies, Patterson said.“You don’t want the family to feel that their loved one is abandoned by Jesus, because Jesus loves everyone and you want to reinforce that.”The music camp held in August at the Parish of Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario.Music, dance and brightening spiritsA summer music camp for children aged 8 to 14 in August at the Parish of Six Nations grew out of a devastating suicide, and it just keeps on growing.Called “Brightening the Spirits, Breaking the Silence,” the church and community came together to make use of donated instruments – fiddles, recorders, drums, mandolins, guitars and keyboards – “because children are affected by suicide greatly in this community and we have no arts program in the school here, mostly because of lack of funding,” said Casey.“We learned barn dancing and square dancing and singing,” he said of the weeklong experience. “We hope it goes viral. We’re trying to not only brighten the spirits of young people, but to raise their self-esteem, to make them feel good about themselves, to give them a future, make them feel important, that they belong. That will help us and help them to change their future.”Dorothy Russell-Patterson said the idea for the camp just came to her one day. “It seemed this would be the right thing to do … to reach out and try and make some sense of what one is experiencing and not be left in despair and isolation.”But it’s more than a program, “it’s a relationship with the community,” she said. “It evolved on its own because I lost my son. He suicided and we wouldn’t be as far as we are today as a family without that relationship, without the community and my family, our neighbors, our church family,” said Russell-Patterson, 68.“I know personally about five suicides within the last year,” she added. “As other people experienced loss, it seemed almost natural to want to reach out to them and help them share, help share their grief so that they wouldn’t feel isolated.”The camp became a way to do that; now plans are underway for a similar afterschool opportunity. The 22 children who attended in August “are going to be our core group to come in after school and begin to plant some seeds and to encourage others.”With financial support from the Anglican Church’s Healing Fund she hopes “it will be a model that could be shared with other First Nations across Canada.” A member of the Payuga Nation, Russell-Patterson envisions talking circles, healing services and the eventual creation of a healing center – with suicide prevention as a backdrop.More immediately, on Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, “we’re going to make 200 lunches, bag them up and have a giveaway in the park in the heart of the village for anyone who wants to come, and we’ll tell them about what we’re doing.”In many ways, the music camp and afterschool initiatives pay tribute to her son, Adam, who was 37 when he ended his life Feb. 7, 2011. “He showed no sign of anything, there was no warning,” said Russell-Patterson, a retired nurse who has taught at the Mohawk College and at the University of British Columbia.“He was the kindest, gentlest man,” she recalled. “He had a degree in classical music. He played guitar and piano, interpreted music, could tell you the history of a piece and was a terrific athlete. He was not a drinker; he didn’t take drugs, he didn’t have problems that were shown by stress-related activities,” she said.He had gone into the construction business and “worked the week before he took his own life. Honest to God, he just simply walked out one morning and into the bush and … ” Breaking into sobs, she continued: “I just don’t know why. My husband found him.”Gathering strength, she added: “In living through it and knowing the deepest pain a mother could feel, I think I could find it somewhere to maybe help somebody else that’s also in that pain.”Comforted by the knowledge Adam “is in a good place,” she added: “It’s important to recognize the person you’ve lost. Not the death, but the life, their contributions to the lives they’ve touched with love, to the goodness they’ve left. We can help each other through it and deal with the pain.“That is what keeps me going, anyway.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Brightening the spirits, breaking the silence Indigenous ministries tackle suicide Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By Pat McCaughanPosted Sep 10, 2014 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Coahuila 59 Building / Contexto Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” Architects: Contexto Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: ArchDaily CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico Luis Alarcón Design Team:Gabriel Flores, Pamela RojasEngineering:Construcciones FasaLandscaping:iS JardinesCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis GordoaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. Coahuila 59 is an apartment building located in the heart of Mexico City, in one of the city’s most iconic areas, the Roma neighbourhood, a multifaceted place with a unique cultural heritage. This is why developing a building with its own character was crucial in order to achieve a respectful integration of the property into the area of constructions characterized by their artistic wealth. Coahuila 59 is a 6-floor building, with a basement of one and a half levels. A building with bright and spacious spaces as the main feature offered to its users in each of its 28 perfectly armed private apartments offering five types of apartments, covering a wide range of architectural options.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaSpatially the development is divided into three towers, limited by landscaped courtyards allowing the apartments to be in direct contact with the exterior, providing the warmth that natural light offers, without neglecting the privacy of the inhabitants. The towers are joined together by means of bridges, creating free and attractive visuals. The project was built with a set of noble materials such as steel, wood and concrete, which together create the perfect and cosy atmosphere that is sought for in an apartment. In addition, the materials require low maintenance, they’re timeless and achieve a construction that ages with dignity.Save this picture!© Paola MigoyaSave this picture!ComplexSave this picture!© Luis GordoaThe main facade is composed of a large reinforced concrete frame using the natural beauty of concrete and adorning it with details, such as the railings composed of wood and steel. Planters were used as a final touch adding natural freshness, making the whole a visual and architectural delight for the area. The great location of the building offers excellent views of the urban landscape of the city from the roof garden, which is enjoyed at any time of the day and that surely gives the inhabitant the perfect place to enjoy valuable moments. Without a doubt, Coahuila 59, is a development that offers a product of the best architectural design, rich in details and a product of thorough manufacturing, worthy of existing alongside the buildings of the area, but with a unique personality of its own.Save this picture!© Paola MigoyaSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Natalia GonzálezProject gallerySee allShow lessMarchi Apartment / Rodrigo BocaterSelected ProjectsBodø Town Hall / Atelier Lorentzen LangkildeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Coahuila 59, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?墨西哥素混凝土公寓 Coahuila 59 / Contexto Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Charity wristbands alert ‘unfair’

Mr Baugh questions why charity wristbands are selling for so much more on some sites than the charities charge for the legimate item on their own website. “Would you pay more”, he asks, “for a bootleg cd or DVD at a car boot sale than you would for the genuine article from a high street retailer?”The answer to this paradox is, in his view, quite simple: it is “a lack of supply on the part of the charities themselves.” He argues that “if these organisations were to make the bands readily available to the public at a reasonable price of perhaps £1.00 to £2.00 each there would not be a need to pay ridiculous amounts on auction websites.”Indeed, as he points out, some charities are using the Internet effectively in selling their wristbands. As a result, they are “gaining far more revenue per sale than they would through selling them solely in their own charity shops.”So, Mr Baugh, argues that “the charities and their fundraising managers have it within their power to stifle the counterfeit market that exists… by simply making their own bands more accessible to the general public.” He adds: “if fundraisers thought for a moment about the nation’s insatiable desire for these silicon bands and applied a little of the enterprise and investment shown by the counterfeiters to their own marketing and distribution strategies the coffers would swell considerably!”He does acknowledge that manufacturers such as IF Solutions have a role to play, in particular by policing orders that they accept. His company receives almost daily orders for ‘plainly counterfeit designs’, with the pioneering ‘LIVESTRONG’ design being the most regularly requested. “We would never entertain such enquiries let alone manufacture them” he adds, “although obviously the same cannot be said for all manufacturers and distributors otherwise this problem would not exist in the first place.”Mr Baugh points out that not all wristbands have been distributed to raise funds. The popular blue ‘Beat Bullying’ wristbands for example were made to raise awareness, not funds, and “no charge was made for the supply of them, not even for postage.” It might be galling to see these bands change hands for £10 or more online, but in terms of their objective of awareness raising, “one could argue mission very much accomplished!”Mr Baugh concludes that counterfeiting should be addressed, but suggests that “the ultimate solution lies not entirely with a call to trading standards or the police but a wake up call to those responsible in fundraising to make hay while the silicon sun shines.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity wristbands alert ‘unfair’ Howard Lake | 3 April 2005 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A provider of charity silicon wristbands argues that the Charity Commission’s advice in its recent alert about counterfeit charity wristbands is unfair. Adrian Baugh, Managing Director at IF Solutions Ltd, explains.Last week the Charity Commission put out an alert that conmen were selling fake charity silicon wristbands that were lining their own pocket and not raising funds for charities. The Commission therefore advised that “anyone wanting to buy a wristband [should] avoid paying for the bands via auction sites and other non-charitable web pages.”IF Solutions is one of the UK’s leading providers of charity silicon wristbands. Its Managing Director Adrian Baugh takes issue with this advice. “IF Solutions do not, of course, condone the blatant sale of counterfeit merchandise”, he said. “However, we do feel that it is unfair to assume that just because a wristband appears on an online auction site that it is a counterfeit and therefore is diverting funds away from the coffers of bone fide charities.” Advertisement read more

Unions, unity and Standing Rock

first_imgWorkers all over the world are in the fight of our lives to keep predatory, profit-hungry capitalism from killing us, our loved ones, our jobs and work, our communities, and the very earth and water.The epic struggle at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) gathers together and upholds the struggles of poor and working people for survival while fighting to protect the water and defend Indigenous sovereignty. Led by people from the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation) and hundreds of other Indigenous nations, the encampment has been joined by many non-Native people from many communities.The #NoDAPL battle at Standing Rock embodies the old union slogans, “An injury to one is an injury to all” and “Solidarity forever.”But at the height of this battle, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, has issued a statement attacking Standing Rock. He defends DAPL, he says, because it provides “family-supporting jobs” and “makes the U.S. more competitive.” He demonizes the Standing Rock resisters, claiming they are “attackers” who are holding workers’ jobs “hostage.”In those phrases, Trumka ignores centuries of European colonization and U.S. government genocide and exploitation of Indigenous nations — the settler and military massacres, the seizure of resources and land, even the theft of Native children from their families and their cultural and physical torture at government schools.Trumka’s words are a betrayal of the working class. He is siding with big business as it fracks over workers and leaves behind devastation in communities. These words deny that Indigenous people and people of other oppressed communities are integral to the multinational working class that has built the infrastructure of the U.S., from colonization to capitalism — built the canals, the railroads, the interstates, erected the skyscrapers and put up the telephone lines, laid the digital cables and now answers the phone calls when we need assistance.This is the same old business-unionism mistake — supporting corporate privatization in the hope of getting short-term jobs instead of fighting for the long-term progress that solidarity between the workers and oppressed communities can win for unions.Many unions support Standing RockBut Trumka isn’t speaking for all the unions in the federation. Others have come to the defense of Standing Rock with solidarity statements affirming the unity of demands of workers and oppressed people: the ATU transit workers, the California Faculty Association, the Communication Workers, the National Nurses United, the National Writers Union UAW Local 1981, the UE electrical workers, and locals from across the U.S., including the San Francisco region of the Inlandboatmen’s Union/ILWU and the homecare and public-service workers of SEIU 503 in Portland, Ore.Labor for Palestine has started a petition demanding the AFL-CIO reverse its pro-corporate, anti-worker, anti-Indigenous support for DAPL.The AFL-CIO should never be backing business interests oiling their way across North Dakota and the rest of the country to get megaprofits as federal and state governments ease their way.Because the intent of capitalists will always be to cut jobs and break unions. Certainly there are enough unmet human needs and deteriorating infrastructures to provide work for millions for a long, long time.As Winona LaDuke, an Anishinaabe author and activist from the White Earth Nation, has said: ”Flint, Michigan, has a problem. … What we need is those skilled laborers to be put to work in Flint.”She says, and we wholeheartedly agree, ”Pipelines for people!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Penn students protest racist death threats

first_imgOn the morning of Nov. 11, dozens of Black freshmen students at the University of Pennsylvania were added to text message chats in which they were threatened with racist violence. The messages contained anti-Black slurs, graphic pictures of racist terror and threats of lynching. Penn police and the administration have determined that the racist death threats came from a University of Oklahoma student. The student in question has been suspended, but no charges have been filed.Later that night, students quickly mobilized in response to the death threats. Over 200 Black students and their allies, led by Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), took to the streets in protest. After marching across campus chanting “Black Lives Matter!” and “No Justice! No Peace!” the students attempted to carry their message forward by gaining entrance to the Penn vs. Harvard football game.When the large crowd of primarily Black students approached the stadium gates, security guards were quick to deny them entrance and temporarily shut down all entrances. However, the students had every right to be there just like everyone else. So, after nearly an hour, they were able to use their student IDs to get into the stadium.Once the protesters gained entry, they took over the student section, disrupting the football game to have their message heard. Filling the stadium with various “Black Lives Matter!” chants, the students voiced that they will not back down because of white supremacists’ threats. Also, they made clear that they will ensure their own safety, rather than rely on the elitist school administration and racist police force.Actions such as these death threats are proof that Donald J. Trump’s election victory has emboldened white supremacists and the far-right. The Trump movement, with Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis in its ranks, marks a right-wing mobilization of primarily white middle-class and upper-class forces. Despite Trump’s victory, Black and Brown youth continue to fight for liberation in the struggle against white supremacist terror.Black Lives Matter! All Power to the People!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Oil and Gas Prices Headed Lower

first_img Previous articleEPA Sets Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting on GlyphosateNext articleHigh Oleic Soybean Oil Passes the Test at Purdue Hoosier Ag Today SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 26, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Oil and Gas Prices Headed Lower Oil and Gas Prices Headed Lower Oil prices are heading lower and could fall into the $30s before the latest shakeout ends sometime during the fall months.But analysts say this sell-off is nothing like the one that took West Texas Intermediate crude to $26 earlier this year, and some of the factors behind it are seasonal.West Texas Intermediate oil futures are down 11 percent so far this month, after rallying above $50 in the spring. WTI was trading settled a half percent lower at $42.92 per barrel Tuesday, after breaking below its 100-day moving average of $44.25 on Monday.The world remains oversupplied with crude oil, but the fact that it has become very oversupplied with gasoline is currently worrying the market.”The gasoline inventories are 10 percent above a year ago level, and that’s feeding back into crude,” said Greg Priddy, director of global energy at Eurasia Group. The real fear is that the demand for crude will drop even further once refineries go offline as they normally do in early fall for routine maintenance ahead of winter fuel refining. “What refining margins are telling us is there might be some weakness in product demand. I think some of the fears out there are a bit overblown. If I look at product inventories, yeah, they’re high, but they’ve been high for months. Maybe markets are waking up to it. It’s not like we’ve taken a sudden turn for the worse,” said Michael Wittner, head of oil research at Societe Generale.U.S. refineries continue to produce more gasoline than drivers can use. While the U.S. can export fuel, the whole world has plenty of refined product. Wittner said some refineries on the East Coast have already reduced runs, perhaps signaling an earlier maintenance season than usual because of the gasoline glut. “What people are worried about is there’s going to be a sharper than usual cut in runs as we head into the fall,” he said. Priddy agrees that the focus is on the maintenance season. “It’s conceivable that it might start a week or two earlier. We’re looking at the worst of this as we head into fall,” he said.Analysts say it’s possible oil will dip into the $30s, but some say it’s not highly likely. “I think there’s a soft floor at around $40,” said Wittner, adding it’s possible it could go lower. “I don’t think we’re collapsing. I know it feels ugly out there, but I don’t think this is any way a replay of the first quarter. It’s very different — that transition from the huge global oversupply to balanced is really important. That’s why this is very different.” Wittner expects oil to rise into the year end after it troughs. “I may be tactically very cautious. I’m not turning bearish. I’m not changing my forecast,” he said. His forecast is an average of $48 per barrel for the fourth quarter.Bart Melek, head of commodities strategy at TD Securities, said oil could be heading to its 200-day moving average at around $41 per barrel. “Technicals will seek a level around $40.38, then we’ll see … the fundamental outlook is much, much better than it was six months ago. We’re still looking toward $60 for year end,” he said. He added that if $40 is broken, the next level would be just above $36.Oil prices had been supported by disruptions around the world, including a major outage in Canada due to forest fires. But Canada is back on line, and Iran is slowing down its additions of crude to the market. Melek also does not expect much more output from Saudi Arabia or Russia.U.S. production cuts have been a great re-balancer for the market, now that more than 1 million fewer barrels per day are being produced compared with last year’s peak. As a result of higher prices, U.S. producers have also begun to add a few rigs. “What we’re seeing is a reaction to recent Baker Hughes data that showed a fourth consecutive week of drilling activity increases. These rig counts are thought to basically be a precursor to more production. That’s probably true, but it’s not going to be as fabulous as many people think. For the most part, these companies are in financial impairment and it’s difficult to attract capital,” Melek said. “Since the peak of October 2014, we’ve lost 1,291 rigs and what we’ve gained very recently is 53.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Spraying Crops with Drones

first_img Previous articleCommentary: Indiana Does Not Know It is a Farm StateNext articleHoosier Farmers Deserve More During Senate Debates Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Spraying Crops with DronesDrones are finding all kinds of applications in farming operations. One company has developed a drone that will replace your sprayer. Most drone applications involve taking pictures or collecting data on crop and soil conditions, but Rantizo, a new, Iowa-based firm, has turned a drone into a sprayer.Michael Ott, Rantizo CEO, says using a drone to spay crops has a number of advantages, “We are nimble, quick, and responsive, while traditional technology is slow and heavy. This allows us to get into a field right after it rains when it is too wet and muddy. We can fly right over the top.”Most traditional sprayers involve tanks full of water and big spray booms. Drones take a different approach.  Ott says they use an electrostatic spray, “We put a charge on the spray, and that helps it to wrap around leaves, and that leads to low and even coating.” This allows them to just spray the active ingredient and not add water. He added it helps products last longer, so a small amount can cover a large area.The system can read field maps from other data collection systems, and the drone will deliver just what is needed to just the areas of the field that need it. Ott hopes to have the system on the market for the 2019 growing season.If you would like to start using drones, you could win a Phantom 4 drone at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, Dec 11-13 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Get details at By Gary Truitt – Oct 14, 2018 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Spraying Crops with Drones Spraying Crops with Droneslast_img read more

First Church of the Nazarene: Life With God

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Russia rejects Western criticism over Navalny’s prison term

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Russia rejects Western criticism over Navalny’s prison term Previous articleUnited States Psoriatic Arthritis Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021: Epidemiology, Key Products Marketed, Market Valuations and Forecast, Drugs Sales and Market Shares – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleFeaturing Top 5 Vendors in the Global Academic E-learning Market Report | Competitive Landscape and Key Product Offerings | Technavio Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Facebook Police officers detain a Navalny supporter at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. A Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than 2 1/2 years on charges that he violated the terms of his probation while he was recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who is the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, had earlier denounced the proceedings as a vain attempt by the Kremlin to scare millions of Russians into submission. Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsUS NewsWorld Newslast_img read more


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