Associate or Research Professor of Agricultural Economics and Director of the Ag Finance Center

first_imgApplication Procedure To request ADA accommodations, please call the DisabilityInclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278. The AFC director will be tasked with four expectations:  1)leverage and expand the Food and Agricultural Policy ResearchInstitute (FAPRI) baseline models to develop expectations ofregional- or state-level agricultural financial conditions; 2)serve as a national resource to agricultural, agribusiness andservice sector participants for agricultural financial conditions;3) partner with policy makers and the USDA Office of ChiefEconomist to identify, explore and communicate how farm policiesimpact agricultural financial conditions nationally and at thestate-level and 4) develop programs that anticipate informationneeds for policy makers. The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate withFAPRI. He or she will be expected to link scholarship work withengagement and policy efforts that extend past the Universitycampus to national policy makers and opinion leaders. The directorwill develop and manage a team of researchers and staff as neededfor the successful operation of the Center. The Division of Applied Social Sciences seeks applications andnominations for director of the newly formed Agricultural FinanceCenter (AFC). The director will hold a non-tenure track appointmentat the level of associate or research professor in the Division ofApplied Social Sciences and lead programs in the newly-formedAFC.  Responsibilities include agricultural and farm financeresearch, policy research, outreach to disseminate researchresults, and interaction with policy makers, as well as otherDepartmental duties.  Equal Employment Opportunity Candidates will be evaluated on: creativity and flexibility inresearch, the ability to lead a team of researchers, andinterpersonal skills. Ideal candidates will have 1) priorexperience informing the agricultural, agribusiness and servicesectors (particularly financial) related to current and projectedfinancial conditions; 2) knowledge of the agricultural sector,trade policies, and cause-effect between the agricultural sectorand domestic fiscal and monetary policy; 3) the capacity to relatechanges in national agricultural financial conditions back tostate-level impacts on farm income, land values, and service sectorperformance; and 4) demonstrated success linking scholarship withengagement. This position is eligible for University benefits. TheUniversity offers a comprehensive benefits package, includingmedical, dental and vision plans; retirement; paid time off; andeducational fee discounts. For additional information on Universitybenefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at Please visit submit an application. All applications must include a letter ofinterest in the position, current Curriculum Vitae, relevantscholarship-related work samples, contact information for threeprofessional references, and other supporting materials. Applicantsmust include a written statement on their philosophy for promotinginclusivity and diversity. The finalist for the position will berequired to provide official transcripts for graduatecourses.  The University of Missouri values diversity and is committed toworking towards achieving equity and inclusion within all itsprograms. Candidates applying for this position are required toprovide a statement addressing how they would utilize their formerexperience and knowledge to promote diversity and inclusion at theuniversity and how that commitment would add value to the Divisionof Applied Social Sciences. QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or Masters’ with ten years ofrelevant experience in agricultural or applied economics, economicsor a related social sciences discipline.  Benefit Eligibility Diversity Commitment Dr. Ray MasseyChair, Search Committee223 Mumford HallColumbia, MO  [email protected] The University of Missouri is fully committed toachieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academiccommunity of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals whoare committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect,responsibility, discovery and excellence. The AFC director facilitates the successful operation andmanagement of the AFC including leading the development ofFAPRI-based analytic models designed to evaluate finance policyoptions for government and business decision makers.  Thedirector will also be expected to be involved in attractingexternal grants. The position is expected to have the following approximateallocation of effort: Applied Research/scholarship – 70%, andExtension – 30%. The University of Missouri is an equal access, equalopportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed toachieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is andshall be provided for all employees and applicants for employmenton the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence withoutunlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, nationalorigin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disabilityor protected veteran status. For more information, call the ViceChancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at573-882-4256. For More Informationlast_img read more

“He is OK for starting in the first XI,”- Unai Emery on Denis Suarez

first_imgAdvertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs60uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea01hiz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b4pk2Would you ever consider trying this?😱y54Can your students do this? 🌚zvcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez might finally make his first appearance in the starting XI for Arsenal as head coach Unai Emery believes that he is ready to do so. The Gunners take on Newcastle on Tuesday, hoping to continue their five-match unbeaten run in the Premier League so far.Advertisement Fans might finally get to see Denis Suarez in action for the full ninety minutes“He is OK for starting in the first XI, to give us this impact. We are going to need everybody, every player for the next matches,” said Unai Emery while speaking to the reporters.The international break helped Denis Suarez improve his fitness levels as he played the full ninety minutes for Arsenal against Al Wasl FC in Dubai. Furthermore, he also set up compatriot Carl Jenkinson for a goal to score the winner of the game which ended 3-2 in the Premier League side’s favor.Advertisement Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League after they slipped out of the top 4. Manchester United beat Watford on Saturday, taking them to 61 points from 31 matches. The Gunners are only a point behind them, having played one less match.As the league has reached its business end, Arsenal cannot afford to drop further points as Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur are on their shoulders to finish inside the top 4. Only time will tell which two of the sides will progress through to the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League and, if Denis Suarez will play a huge role in it.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Battler mum’s ‘miracle’ win

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON A BERWICK woman battling serious ongoing health issues is $90,000 richer after winning a televised Good Friday…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Emirates and flydubai announce closer ties.

first_imgLow-cost carrier flydubai and international powerhouse Emirates are to more closely combine their operations as part of a broad partnership aimed at stimulating growth during a difficult period for Gulf carriers.The move will more closely combine Emirates’ widebody longer-range fleet with the single-aisle regional operations of  flydubai to produce a network with 216 destinations.Emirates currently has a widebody fleet of 259 aircraft, flying to 157 destinations, including 16 cargo-only points, while flydubai operates 58 Boeing 737 aircraft to 95 destinations.The combined network is expected to reach 240 destinations served by 380 aircraft by 2022.Both are owned by the government’s Investment Corporation of Dubai and are chaired by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who is also the chief executive of Emirates.An announcement from Dubai said the two airlines would continue to be managed independently but would align their systems and operations, including integrated network collaboration and coordinated scheduling.Under the agreement, the partners will expand their hub at Dubai International and work to open new city pairs.The partnership also includes an “expansive” codeshare agreement the airlines said would align frequent flyer programs and provide a “seamless” travel experience as well as plans to further develop  Dubai International Airport.“This is an exciting and significant development for Emirates, flydubai, and Dubai aviation,’’ Sheik Ahmed said in a statement. “Both airlines have grown independently and successfully over the years, and this new partnership will unlock the immense value that the complementary models of both companies can bring to consumers, each airline, and to Dubai.”The partnership will be rolled out in coming months with the first enhanced code-sharing arrangements starting in the last quarter of 2017.Flydubai was launched in 2009 and opened up 63 new routes not served by Emirates in previously underserviced markets.The plan to more closely coordinate the operations of the two airlines has been under consideration for some time.Emirates president Tim Clark told Air Transport World at June’s Paris Air Show that it made sense for the two airlines to work together.“There’s no competition between us, but I think we’ve just done our own thing and I’ve thought it could have been done better if it was a little more coordinated,” Clark said.Clark said flydubai had moved from its original low-cost model towards a full-service model with lounges and lie-flat beds in business class.“Because they’ve moved closer to us, it becomes far easier to move high-yielding passengers across, certainly between premium classes,’’ he said.last_img read more

Cancelo: ‘Walker above and beyond’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Joao Cancelo thanked Kyle Walker for “going above and beyond for the team” by taking the gloves in a 1-1 draw with Atalanta, but felt Manchester City were hard done by. With Ederson injured in the first half and Claudio Bravo sent off for taking down Josip Ilicic, Walker had to go in goal. “Going in goal is not my speciality! Kyle Walker showed a great attitude and he really went above and beyond for the team,” Cancelo told Sky Sport Italia. “It was a difficult moment, we needed someone to step up and Kyle did very well. After seeing the VAR, I think it’s impossible that the red card was given, because he didn’t touch Ilicic at all. This is not fair. “It was a deserved point, we are top of the group, have two games left and will try to do our best.” After his experiences in Serie A, how is Joao Cancelo finding his first season at Manchester City? “I am learning a lot with this coach, who I feel is the best in the world. I came here to work with Pep Guardiola and become the best.”last_img read more

ACT Raiders Weather the Victoria Storm

first_imgThe Raiders v Storm women’s showdown at Sunshine Coast Stadium presented as a veritable curtain raiser to next weekend’s NRL finals blockbuster in Melbourne’s AAMI Park, with Viking Claps aplenty and a buoyant crowd settling in with flags and hearts a flutter with state pride on the line.  And then there was one. To the penultimate match of the successful inaugural event, ACT Raiders Captain and number seven Sophie Broadhead, no doubt with the coach’s instructions and passion ringing in her ears, crossed for the opener after five minutes and two minutes later repeated the dose. Skirting the defence out wide and racing 30 metres to score the Raiders serving notice to their southern foes and Raiders’ rampage to come.  “You have to be good to beat the Storm and I think we were that in the end and a bit more,” he said departing with a wink and a wave.The Raiders wins did not end there- they continued to take out the overall Alliance Cup title for men and women. Final Score: ACT Raiders (7) Victoria Storm (1) At one stage ACT were called for having seven on the field but that didn’t seem to deter the Raiders and their barnstorming campaign was complete pushing their score out seven with seven to play. A try on the buzzer to the Raiders effectively sealed the win for the ACT girls bringing to five the Raiders tries and deficit. Play went to and fro, north and south in the second stanza and when the Viking Clap went up again at six nil up, the Storm seemingly used that as motivation going over for their first but albeit final touchdown. “But what really got me (this week) is how close we are as states now because of the Alliance and the distance we have come as an Alliance program and that we can only get better.” â€œAnd, to the rest of the teams (competing at Alliance Cup), I only say ‘look out, we can all only get better’ and we will bring that to the Elite Eight next year and beyond, you can be sure of that,” he said amid widespread applause and cheers at the event presentation ceremony.  The tale of the tape at game’s end was simply an outstanding and well drilled ACT women’s side that really stood up against another brave and determined Victoria Storm team. They really delivered when it really mattered saluting with a 7-1 victory for the ages. Another star attraction, Bec Beath then delivered a well-timed pass to Natalie Frizzell and then another to Nikki Stanley to set the Raiders on the path to their seventh straight win in the tournament and one hand well and truly on the trophy at 4-0.   For all the live streamed Grand Final action go to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel, TFATV (TFA homepage). Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.Related LinksACT Raiders Weather the Victoria Stormcenter_img And while this was a very satisfying victory for him personally and his team, coach Danny Goodwin was intent post-game to focus less on him and rather, the bigger picture. â€œTo my girls very well done; taking the concept of a new defence and while they might not have liked it at the start (cue crowd laughing), they put it together to get the win today was so special,” he said. And in a more reflective tone, the passionate Goodwin that we all know and love emerged. â€œThis competition though means a lot more to me than most people would probably know,” he reflected.  As the players jumped out of the blocks to the strains of Fall out Boys’ ‘Light ‘em up’ booming from the stadium speakers pre-match, the girls didn’t disappoint with the scoring starting early and despite the gloomy outlook. “We’ve been trying to get this on the table over a lot of years. When you consider the Raiders rolled the WA Tigers’ women 12-2 earlier in the day they were on something of a roll which coach Goodwin acknowledged. By @JulianTFA – Sunshine Coast Stadium, Queensland “The culture around this team is really good. The girls kept laughing and kept giggling all week but they were clinical today, mate.”  The sight of Australian and Alliance star, Percy sideline sans playing uniform (but with boots on, mind you) would have buoyed the ACT girls no doubt but in fairness the Storm girls were strong and rallied all game as a team without their inspirational captain. Broadhead caused the Storm all manner of headaches throughout and she was in good company. She was immense and instrumental in the outcome of this match and much of their campaign. Along with tournament MVP, Kelly Goodwin and a host of ACT stars they cruised along striking a blow most times they sailed close to the Storm line.  Officials: Dean McDonaldBrian Blechynden Rob McKay  Scorers: ACT Raiders: Broadhead and Player of the Final (3), Frizzell (1), Stanley (1), Grieve (1), McVicar (1)  Victoria Storm: Maitland (1).  last_img read more

a month agoTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko: Leicester defeat painful

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko: Leicester defeat painfulby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits defeat to Leicester City was a blow.Sissoko has urged Tottenham to accept and move on quickly from their “painful” 2-1 defeat to Leicester.”There is a lot of frustration, but we need to accept it, even if it is painful because we have another game on Tuesday,” Sissoko said to Spurs TV.”Even if it is a cup game, we have to be focused on that game (now).”We need to work hard and analyse what went wrong (at Leicester) and move on.”We don’t have time to think too much because we have to recover as soon as possible and be ready for Tuesday if we want to have a good game and win.”There is a lot of frustration, but we need to move on.” last_img read more

Videos: Syracuse Football Players Are Pugil Fighting During Training Camp At Fort Drum

first_imgSyracuse lineman perform the fort drum pugil fighting drill.Twitter/@Stephen_Bailey1Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this…Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons in bugle fighting:— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Erv Philips vs. Antwan Cordy— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015An early look at the 2016 QB battle. Eric Dungey vs. Austin Wilson— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Freshman OL Colin Byrne vs. DE Jake Pickard— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015The intensity is a welcome sight for Syracuse fans. The Orange opens the season on September 4 against Rhode Island at the Carrier Dome.last_img read more

US stocks dip again following several days of steep losses

first_imgNEW YORK — Stock prices are moving slightly lower on Wall Street Thursday morning, a day after another big plunge rocked markets around the world.The benchmark S&P 500 index has slumped more than 5 per cent in the last six days and is now 15 per cent below the peak it reached in late September. After steady gains through the spring and summer, stocks have slumped in the fall as investors worry that global economic growth is cooling off and that the U.S. could slip into a recession in the next few years.Markets are also concerned about twin threats that could make the situation even worse: the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which has lasted most of this year and shows few signs of easing, and rising interest rates, which act as a brake on economic growth by making it more expensive for businesses and individuals to borrow money.On Wednesday, stocks gave up an early gain and ended up with big losses after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the fourth time this year and signalled it was likely to continue raising rates next year, although at a slower rate than it previously forecast.Investors are responding to a weakening outlook for the U.S. economy by selling stocks and buying ultra-safe U.S. government bonds. The bond-buying has the effect of sending bond yields lower, which has the positive effect of lowering interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of long-term loans.At the same time, the lower bond yields can send a negative signal on the economy. The bond market has correctly predicted previous U.S. recessions by sending yields on long-term bonds sharply lower.Stocks took sharp losses right after trading started on Thursday, but settled down soon thereafter. In the first hour of trading, the S&P 500 index was down 9 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,498.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 147 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 23,172. The Nasdaq composite fell 18 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6,620.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies slid 5 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,344.Smaller company stocks have been crushed during the recent market slump because slower growth in the U.S. will have an outsize effect on their profits. Relative to their size, they also tend to carry more debt than larger companies, which could be a problem in a slower economy with higher interest rates.The Russell 2000 is now down 23 per cent from the peak it reached in late August and it’s down 12 per cent for the year to date, twice the loss of the S&P 500 index, which tracks large companies.Oil prices continued to retreat. They’ve dropped about 40 per cent since early October as the slowing global economy and rising production have knocked prices down.Benchmark U.S. crude fell 2.9 per cent to $46.77 a barrel in New York while Brent crude, used to price international oils, dipped 2.6 per cent to $55.78 a barrel in London.Bond prices were mixed. The yield on the two-year Treasury note rose to 2.66 per cent from 2.65 per cent, but the yield on the 10-year note fell to 2.76 per cent from 2.77 per cent.The gap between those two yields has been shrinking this year. When the 10-year yield falls below the two-year yield, investors call it an “inverted yield curve.” That is often interpreted as a sign a recession is coming, although it’s not a perfect signal, and when recessions do follow inversions in the yield curve, it can take a year or more.In France, the CAC 40 lost 1.6 per cent and Germany’s DAX fell 1.5 per cent. The British FTSE 100 slipped 0.5 per cent. Indexes in Italy, Portugal and Spain took bigger losses.Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 2.8 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 1 per cent. Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.9 per cent.Health care and household goods companies were taking some of the largest losses after weak results from companies including Walgreens and Conagra. Both of those companies reported disappointing sales, and Conagra sank 9.5 per cent to $26.33 while Walgreens Boots Alliance lost 2.2 per cent to $71.69.The dollar fell to 111.64 yen from 112.36 yen. The euro rose to $1.1455 from $1.1368. The British pound rose to $1.2654 from $1.2621.Technology companies, which have suffered severe losses since early October, did a bit better than the rest of the market Thursday. Apple added 0.7 per cent to $162.06 and Intel gained 1.3 per cent to $46.18.Canadian marijuana grower Tilray jumped 9.5 per cent to $77.75 after it announced a joint venture with AB InBev’s Labatt Breweries brand. The companies are planning to develop non-alcoholic drinks that contain two compounds found in marijuana, THC and CBD. Both will invest $50 million in the joint venture.On Tuesday Tilray stock jumped 16 per cent after it announced a medical marijuana products partnership with drugmaker Sandoz. The stock has been extremely volatile this year but has more than quadrupled in value since it went public in July.___AP Markets Writer Marley Jay can be reached at Jay, The Associated Presslast_img read more

PepsiCo vs potato farmers

first_imgThe Gujarat government must not opt for an out-of-court settlement with PepsiCo as the Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights (PPV&FR) Act 2001 lets farmers cultivate any variety they like to, including the patented variety of potatoes, say activists. The food and beverage multinational recently sued farmers in Gujarat for cultivating their proprietary FC5 variety of potatoes that are used to make Lay’s chips. This variety is designed to have less moisture and sugar content than other spuds. Also Read – A special kind of bondAlliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), a farmers’ rights advocacy platform, opposed the state’s attempt to settle the matter saying the Act is applicable irrespective of the source of seed, type of seed, type of registrant, type of crop, and to who and how the harvest was sold. “There should be absolutely no compromise on farmers’ rights and seed sovereignty. The state government should make the Act as the basis of any settlement, if at all, and anything less than that is unacceptable. It would have failed all the farmers in India and not just the sued farmers if it succumbs to corporate lobbying,” said Kapil Shah of Vadodara-based NGO Jatan Trust. Also Read – Insider threat managementThe state is talking about settling outside the court after Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Ratilal Patel, on April 27, 2019, said the state would implead in the case. PepsiCo had also proposed to settle in the last court hearing on April 26. The corporate giant’s offer had two terms. One, farmers should stop growing the registered potato variety and surrender their existing stocks. And if they wished to continue, they must enter PepsiCo’s collaborative farming programme where they buy seeds from the company and sell the produce back to it. “PepsiCo should withdraw the cases unconditionally, explicitly acknowledging that its rights under the law are indeed subject to farmers’ rights. It is PepsiCo that should be asked to sign an undertaking that this will not happen to our farmers again. It should apologise to the defendant-farmers and compensate them adequately for trespassing their farms, breaching their privacy, video-recording without farmer’s knowledge, intimidation, unnecessary expenses and harassment they have been subjected to,” said Kavitha Kuruganti of ASHA. The All India Farmers’ Forum (AIFF) had also earlier demanded that PepsiCo immediately withdraw its lawsuits and apologise to the Indian peasants. “PepsiCo India should understand that this is India and not USA where hundreds of farmers have been sued by giant seed industry like Monsanto Inc that has milked millions of dollars from farmers,” Kuruganti added. (The views expressed are of Down To Earth)last_img read more