Fruit pricing

first_imgCoconut: There is little to no shortage of coconut worldwide. Demand has reduced at the higher levels so we are quite confident that, currency permitting, we should see prices ease into 2009.Raisins: While Turkey is light on raisins this season, Californian supply is excellent and should total more than 300,000 tonnes.Sultanas: With a significantly reduced Iranian crop this season, Turkey will continue to dominate supply of sultanas into 2009 and without any major competition. Prices will be dictated by Turkey, although its monopoly does not necessarily mean that it will be able to push prices any higher.Apricots: With the uncertainty of forward demand, set against a weaker Lira, good supply and nervous origin stock holders, we would expect prices to ease although Sterling is doing its best to hide the decreases at source.Prunes: Demand for prunes is still strong for the Christmas trade. The only respite to pricing is if we see a significant downturn in demand itself.Currants: The ongoing industrial action in Greece continues to create horrendous logistical issues at all destinations. There has been a scarcity of stocks at the start of the new season, with demand at its peak and availability at its worst, prices have increased significantly and without respite.l Based on information supplied by RM Curtislast_img read more

News story: First ever cross-government suicide prevention plan published

first_img We welcome the publication of the workplan and hope it will help save more lives. Every 6 seconds someone contacts Samaritans volunteers for support, so we know that there is a huge amount to be done to help those struggling to cope. When we can work in partnership, we can make a bigger impact in preventing suicide, particularly among the hardest to reach high-risk groups such as low-income and middle-aged men, and those whose occupation puts them at higher risk. Working to address inequalities in suicide is key. We also need more research into the increases in self-harm and suicide among young people, and why gambling addiction and debt can drive suicides. Improving suicide data is essential to help us put more effective suicide prevention in place. The government has published the first cross-government suicide prevention plan. The plan has a focus on how social media and the latest technology – such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence – can identify those at risk of suicide.The plan will be led by the Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Jackie Doyle-Price. It sets out actions for local government, the NHS and the criminal justice system.The plan commits the government to improving data held on causes of death among veterans to better understand the triggers that can lead someone to take their own life, such as debt and gambling addiction.It also includes greater focus on addressing the increase in suicide and self-harm among young people, while social media companies will be asked to take more responsibility for online content that promotes methods of suicide and self-harm.Other parts of the plan include: every local authority putting an effective suicide prevention plan in place ensuring every mental health trust has a zero-suicide ambition plan for mental health inpatients by the end of 2019 every prison putting actions in place to reduce suicides and self-harm and improve staff awareness and training addressing the specific needs of the highest risk groups, including middle-aged men, with £25 million funding improving research on things that can be linked to suicide, such as debt and gambling addiction Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland said:center_img As a society we need to do everything we can to support vulnerable and at-risk people, as well as those in crisis, and give them the help they desperately need. I will be working with local councils, the NHS and the justice system to make sure suicide prevention plans are put in place across public services. Together, we will do everything in our power to meet our ambition to reduce suicides by at least 10% by 2020 – and I look forward to working collaboratively with social media and tech companies to help achieve our ambitions. There are 4,500 suicides each year in England, and around 13 people end their life every day. Men are 3 times more likely to die by suicide than women, and suicide is the leading cause of death in men under 50. Suicide is also a leading cause of death in young people.The Prime Minister appointed Jackie Doyle-Price as the UK’s first Suicide Prevention Minister in October 2018. Part of her role is to work across local and national government to carry out the national suicide prevention strategy, published in 2012.The cross-government suicide prevention plan published in January 2019 supports the national suicide prevention strategy, following recommendations from the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into suicide prevention in 2016.Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Jackie Doyle-Price said:last_img read more

Area Volleyball Sectionals Continue On Saturday

first_imgWRBI Area Volleyball Sectionals.Saturday (10-25)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Franklin County.Lawrenceburg vs. South Dearborn. 11 AM.Greensburg vs. Franklin County. Following.Championship at 7 PM.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switz County.North Decatur vs. Switz County. 11 AM.Milan vs. Austin. Following.Championship at 7 PM.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Hauser.Rising Sun vs. Oldenburg Academy. 11 AM.Shawe Memorial vs. Hauser. Following.Championship at 7 PM.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus East.Bloomington North vs. Bloomington South. 11 AM.East Central vs. Columbus East. Following.Championship at 7 PM.The best of luck to our area Volleyball Teams!last_img read more

Free Eagle aiming to go out with a bang for Dermot Weld

first_imgDermot Weld’s Free Eagle aims to end his career on a high in the Hong Kong Cup on Sunday. Press Association His next run was his biggest success and he also ran with credit in the Irish Champion Stakes, where he was given a big nudge by Golden Horn, and in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The last time Weld was successful in Hong Kong was with Additional Risk, also owned and bred by Moyglare Stud Fiona Craig, representing Moyglare Stud, said: “He travelled well, but was understandably very tired on arrival. He seems in good form now and has been cantering daily, so we’ll see what happens. “Everyone seems very happy with him. He had a gallop on soft ground at Leopardstown in November that went well, but that is obviously very different to a mile and a half on fast ground at Sha Tin. “We thought long and hard whether we should run in the Cup or the Vase. I’m not sure how you can judge his run in the Arc and we know he can do it at a mile and a quarter. “It didn’t work out for him at Longchamp and we’ll never know what would have happened at Leopardstown after the incident with Golden Horn. “It’s a bit ironic that the horse who could be his biggest threat, Designs On Rome, is a horse we bred and sold as a yearling at Goffs for 10,000 euros. “All these years later, we’re taking him on in a Group One in Hong. It’s funny how things work out sometimes. “It would be great if he can go out on a high.” center_img Winner of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, the four-year-old has been beset by niggles throughout his career. His problems started when he picked up an injury on his second outing behind subsequent dual Derby winner Australia. That ruled him out of almost all his three-year-old season but he returned to win a Group Three by seven lengths and go close in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. last_img read more