Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgSpecial Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Classics Book Group will meet, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Valley Trails Summer Camp, 30910 S. Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic. Call (661) 257-0266. Adopt-A-Pet event will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petco, 26501 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Free health lecture titled “Are You Stressed Out?” 2 p.m. at 14863 Raquel Lane, Canyon Country. Call (661) 877-5051 to reserve a seat. Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Clean up downtown Newhall, 7 a.m.-noon meeting at Newhall Hardware, 24322 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Suzie Szabo at (661) 253-0730. Rummage Sale to benefit the Hunger Defense Fund, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Sav-On parking lot on the corner of Soledad Canyon and Camp Plenty roads, Canyon Country. Call Wendy Lancy at (661) 299-9273. Volunteer Class will meet, 9 a.m.-noon at the William S. Hart Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-4584. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventElmo & Friends Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. last_img read more

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Stephen Curry defends professional athletes speaking out on issues

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Warriors’ star spent most of his day flying across the country and then completing a 90-minute practice. That did not inhibit Stephen Curry, however, from spending the rest of his Wednesday evening doing something familiar in the nation’s capital.Instead of sticking to sports, Curry talked about issues that have remained divisive nationally. …last_img

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Friendly corn, bearish soybean ending stocks but soybeans actually higher

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileCorn ending stocks were less than expected. Soybean ending stocks 110 million bushels above trade expectations but soybeans not falling off. World corn ending stocks went down. Looks like the market looking at more than trade issues, weather, and a much higher soybean ending stocks than expected.Shock, awe in recent years were words used to describe US overseas military efforts. Those same words can easily be inserted to reflect producer and trader’s mindset since late May. In that time frame corn has fallen 75 cents and soybeans have seen a huge decline of $2.10. Trade tensions and announced trade tariffs between the US/China have accounted for 80% of the price decline according to some analysts. Great weather that at the moment is non-threatening for much of the Midwest has also been a big factor in the price declines.US corn 2018-19 ending stocks were estimated at 1.552 billion bushels. Last month it was 1.577 billion bushels. Corn production was less than expected, and a very friendly sign. Soybean ending stocks for that same crop year were 580 million bushels. Last month it was 385 million bushels. USDA with this report will calculate expected changes to US grain exports.Corn prior to the report was down 1 cent, soybeans down 1 cent, with wheat up 5 cents. Shortly after the report corn was up 6 cents, soybeans up 3 cents, and wheat up 11 cents.Producers with this report are looking are some morsel of friendly news to stop the bleeding of lower prices the last several weeks. The overall mood ahead of the report was to expect a bearish or negative report.Last month USDA put the US corn yield at 174 bushels per acre while the soybean yield was estimated at 48.5 bushels per acre. They have been using that same yield since May. Typically the July yields would not change from those used in May. Then the August report will be the first monthly Supply and Demand report that actual field surveys are used to determine the US yield average.It is no surprise that the ending stocks for corn, soybeans, and wheat were expected to increase. This is due to ideas that the US would be exporting less grain because of the trade tensions with China. As of this date the US and China are not talking. China continues to take the stance that forced technology transfers and concerns about intellectual property theft are unacceptable. For them these items are non-starters. Bottom line, somebody needs to man up and get the talks going again. The reality is that trade wars are bearish and can last longer than anyone ever expects. The last six weeks since late May have resulted in sharp declines for corn and soybeans. December CBOT corn was $4.28 ½ the last week of May. On June 29, it was $3.71. Prior to the report today, it was near $3.53. November CBOT soybeans have seen a much steeper decline in that same time. Late May they had reached $10.60. June 29 they had fallen to $8.80. Earlier today November soybeans were $8.50.Traders had estimated 2018-19 ending stocks for corn to increase to 1.712 billion bushels. The June Supply and Demand report was 1.577 billion bushels. Little change is expected for the 2017-18 corn ending stocks which last month were 2.102 billion bushels. Soybean ending stocks for the 2018-19 year were estimated by the trade at 471 million bushels. The June report was 385 million bushels.The USDA report was expected to set the tone for today. Weather in the Midwest does not look to be experiencing above normal temperatures in the next ten days. Overall, the weather is bearish. It has been said many times, trade wars are not friendly. We are certainly in a trade war at this time.last_img read more

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“Großes Loserloch” GC1TP2J – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK May 11th 2010

first_imgSteiermark, AustriaThis view is the reward for finding GC1TP2J  “Großes Loserloch” A word of caution, the Terrain is listed as three and a half stars.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedIt’s Time to Kick It Up a Notch — Apollos pool with the million dollar view (GC13VNK) —Geocache of the WeekSeptember 25, 2013In “Geocaching with Kids”The End of the World [Sagres] GC12CRJ – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 6, 2011September 6, 2011In “Geocache of the Week”Kunsthof reloaded (GCNRZK) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 20, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img

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Startup Thinks Its Visual Search Can Top GPS; Hires Scott Rafer as CEO

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Augmented Reality#mobile#news#NYT#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Omniar, a soon-to-launch startup company that offers computer vision as a service to mobile app creators, has hired serial startup leader Scott Rafer as its new CEO. A member of the Techstars family of startups, Omniar provides mobile application developers with technology that lets them identify real-world objects from mobile photographs. A little like augmented reality, a little like Google Goggles, a little like the bar-code scanner RedLaser – Omniar aims to get its technology into apps built by a wide variety of businesses, from retailers to real-estate companies to museums.“Location must reflect human experience, and GPS comes up very short,” writes new CEO Rafer on his personal blog. “Omniar has the tech to upstage GPS in a huge fraction of mobile apps. We’ve got an app of our own to build in order to prove it and we’ll scale it up for every urban environment on Earth.”Asking customers to populate visual databases, then searching those based on context instead of GPS-determined location alone sounds like an intriguing strategy. It could help solve indoor GPS signal issues, for one thing. While many augmented reality companies debate whether pre-determined markers or markerless AR is the future, Omniar appears to be taking a strategy of building up a large database of three dimensional markers.The company’s API has been in private beta since the end of October. The team is largely made up of young optics and computer science geeks. Their new leader brings a wealth of experience in the data space. As we wrote about Rafer when covering his last startup Handroll.tv (some things work out, that one seems like it didn’t):Scott Rafer is a startup machine. He was one of 5 people at MyBloglog, the portable social network that caught fire in months and flipped to Yahoo, he was a co-founder of API management service to the stars Mashery and has held top executive positions at 6 other startups since leaving Kodak in the late 90’sRafer’s other work has included leading or helping services like Involver, Dogster, Lending Club, Lookery and Polar Rose. His experience at Polar Rose may be particularly relevant. That company offered facial recognition technology that took the world by storm with its demos, then was reportedly acquired by Apple at the end of last year.last_img read more

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NTL’S FOR EX-NRL STARS

first_imgRobbie McCormack played Rugby League for the Newcastle Knights between 1988 and 1996. He played 154 games for the Knights, primarily at hooker, played for NSW Country in 1993 and 1994, played State of Origin in 1993 and is playing at his first National Touch League (NTL) tournament this year. After playing touch as a child Robbie had to give it up, as his potential in rugby league began to be fulfilled. During his time at the Knights, he was unable to stay involved with touch footy because coaching staff believed playing an alternative form of football would teach the players bad habits and impact upon their league skills and results. But now his rugby league days are finished and he’s suited up for the Hunter-Western Hornets Mens 35 years team at this year’s senior NTL’s. “I basically got asked by a mate to play for Newcastle in their Mens 35’s and then ended up here. It’s all another step up, the Country Cup was big, then I was blown away by the State Cup, which was even bigger and now the NTL’s”, he says. “The organisation and professionalism is fantastic, but mostly I’m having a lot of fun and just really enjoying playing, it’s great to see the occasional league mate out here as well.” Cliff Lyons is one of those mates who is also here at the NTL, playing Mens 40 years for the Sydney Scorpions. After a league career spanning 1986-1999, Lyons came away with over 330 games for the Manly Sea Eagles, two premierships, two World Sevens titles, six tests for Australia, six State of Origins and the list goes on. It’s his third NTL and his team started the tournament well with an 8-2 win over Tropical Queensland Cyclones. For players like Robbie and Cliff, the chance to compete in a National Tournament in the Senior divisions, is something incredibly worthwhile. “It’s so good to be back competing and playing for fun but also to win”, says Robbie. “After having a few years off from this sort of competition, it really brings it back to you and it’s great!” “Touch football goes up and back so quickly, but thankfully a lot of the rugby league skills and training programs we’ve done, combined with the touch football work, give us more options during games”, he says. Cliff played touch all through his NRL career and also believes that the game of touch improved his speed and fitness, especially being six players a side, and would do the same for others. For many young touch footballers, the attraction of playing rugby league can draw them away from the lower-profile sport of touch football. Benji Marshall is starring for Wests Tigers in the NRL and looks like he will have a successful career. What many sports trivia buffs may not realise is that Benji was a part of Australia’s winning Mixed Open team that won last year’s World Cup in Japan and he took home the International award for Player of the Series. Enjoy your career, but don’t forget touch football. That’s the message from players like Cliff and Robbie. “Go for the career and money in league, if that’s what you need”, says Cliff. “But don’t forget to come back to touch when you’ve finished, it’s always here and it’s a great sport”, he says. “Events like the NTL’s are great, I just keep enjoying myself and coming back each year.” Media contact: Rachel Moyle, 0422233165last_img read more

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2014 NTL Memo

first_imgPlease find attached a memo regarding the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League. To view the attachments, please click on the attached links. Related Filesntl_memo_-_6-11-2013-pdfteam_nomination_form_-_2014_ntl__indicative_-xlsxRelated LinksNTL Memolast_img

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What The College Football Top 25 Poll Will Look Like At The End Of The Season

first_imgESPN College Football promotion.TennesseeTennessee will finish the 2016 regular season ranked No. 1 in the country, according to an acclaimed prediction model. McIllece Sports, which attempts to predict how the season will play out using 70,000 full season simulations, has released its top 25. This isn’t a preseason top 25, though. It’s a prediction of what the top 25 poll will look like at the end of the regular season. Here’s the top 10. Coming up! We’ll talk to the man behind this @mcillecesports poll that predicted Tennessee to finish the season #1 pic.twitter.com/jXCzhaKSSS— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 1, 2016Here’s the full top 25:1. Tennessee 2. Alabama 3. Washington 4. Ohio State 5. Michigan 6. Oklahoma 7. Nebraska 8. Florida State 9. Notre Dame 10. UCLA 11. Clemson 12. LSU 13. Louisville 14. West Virginia 15. North Carolina 16. Houston 17. San Diego State 18. Iowa 19. Boise State 20. Florida 21. USC 22. Ole Miss 23. Oregon 24. Texas 25. Pittsburgh—–Who do you think is going to finish the regular season ranked No. 1?[McIllese Sports]last_img read more

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Vancouverbased Klondex Mines bought up by Hecla Mining in 605 million deal

first_imgVANCOUVER – Hecla Mining Co. says it’s buying Vancouver-based gold miner Klondex Mines Ltd. for $605 million with a mix of cash and shares.Idaho-based Hecla will gain control of Klondex’s Fire Creek, Midas, and Hollister underground gold mines in Nevada, while Klondex will spin out its True North mining operations in Manitoba into a new entity for existing shareholders.Hecla says its focus is high-grade underground mines so Klondex’s operations will fit well into the company and add production while minimizing dilution.Klondex produced 189,500 gold equivalent ounces in 2017, short of its guidance of between 210,000 and 225,000 ounces.News of the deal helped send Klondex’s share price up 62.2 per cent to $2.92 in midday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, though well off the $7.54 high the stock traded at in September 2016.Along with operations in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, Hecla also runs the Casa Berardi mine in Quebec where it recently secured a $40 million loan for expansion from Investissement Quebec.last_img read more

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Scheer rejects oneonone trade talks with US as long as NAFTA can

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservatives say it might help Canada’s bargaining position on the North American Free Trade Agreement if the Liberal government were to agree to American demands that it join the U.S. continental missile defence system.However, leader Andrew Scheer said Wednesday he still thinks there is a chance to preserve NAFTA as a trilateral trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, and that Canada shouldn’t give in to one-on-one trade talks with the U.S. yet.Scheer’s interim predecessor Rona Ambrose warned last month it would be “dangerous” for the Conservatives to attack the government as it tries to get a new NAFTA deal, fearing it would look as though they were siding with President Donald Trump.On Wednesday, Scheer continued to express support for the government in some areas, but sharpened his attack in others.He didn’t reject outright the notion of a bilateral trade deal with the United States, but said Canada should continue to focus on renegotiating the full three-country deal.“I believe as long as it’s possible to preserve NAFTA, all three parties, that should of course be the priority,” Scheer said.“Canada has a significant amount of trade with Mexico and we believe that NAFTA has served Canada very well over the past two decades. So I think that it’s important that there is where the focus is.”If things change, however, the government’s focus might have to as well, he added. And he said he concurs with the government’s position rejecting a so-called “sunset clause” in NAFTA, saying deals with longevity are usually better.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau summarily rejected Wednesday the idea of one-on-one trade talks with the U.S., and last week he described drawing a line in the sand with the U.S. over the idea of a five-year sunset clause in NAFTA.But Scheer also made it clear Wednesday that the Conservatives are less than thrilled with how Trudeau has handled the negotiations.He said there’s more the prime minister could do to both manage the talks and protect Canadian workers, and he repeated his concerns about Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods — a response to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs — taking effect a full month after the American measures did.On NAFTA, he said the government’s insistence on making environmental issues and gender equality a priority at the negotiating table have helped to bog down the talks.Foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole said Canada could generate some goodwill with Trump if it joins the U.S. missile defence system, an idea that was rejected in 2005 under the tenure of former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin.Last September, Trudeau opened the door to the possibility that could change. The government is now reviewing its options on missile defence, particularly in light of the new, modern nuclear threat that’s been taking shape on the Korean Peninsula.O’Toole floated the idea as a balm for the NAFTA talks in an opinion piece published Wednesday in the National Post.“Enhancing our (North American Aerospace Defence Command) relationship will remind the Americans that both our economic and security interests are integrated in such a way that you could not possibly view them as apart,” O’Toole wrote.Trudeau stressed Wednesday that there is House of Commons unity on the NAFTA file, even taking time in question period to thank the Conservatives and other parties for their support during the negotiations.“With this particular American administration, we have to be ready for everything.”Conservative commentator Goldy Hyder, president of Hill and Knowlton Strategies, said there’s no harm in the Conservatives taking a critical view of some foreign policy issues.“It reminds me of the expression, ‘Unity doesn’t require unanimity,’” Hyder said.“Conservatives can continue to be fully supportive of the government’s goal of securing a win-win-win NAFTA agreement without necessarily agreeing with each and every concession or counter-offer.”Hyder said Trump is going to “aggressively exploit” any angle he can find, but sometimes having political opposition at home can give negotiators the political cover they need to push back at the negotiating table, he added.last_img read more

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