Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2019 Grain Outlook Breakfast is Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Der Dutchman in Plain City from 8 a.m. to noon. The meeting is $15 including hot breakfast. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Union County Extension Office at (937)644-8117. Topics include:· Commodity Prices – Today’s YoYo (Ben Brown) · Examining the 2019 Ohio Farm Economy (Barry Ward) · U.S. Trade Policy: Where is it Headed? (Ian Sheldon) · Weather Outlook (Aaron Wilson)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Connected Nation Ohio is gathering data and input from communities across the state to identify the areas that lack access to affordable, high-speed internet and to find solutions to expand that access. This 10-minute survey will be used to develop a new plan of action for improving internet across the state.Click here to take the survey: https://www.myconnectedcommunity.org/.
Want to be a better shooter? Check out the new training video store at LearningDSLRVideo.com. Tons of great info to improve your DSLR video projects.We’re longtime fans of Dave Dugdale and all the work he does over at LearningDSLRVideo.com. Over the last few years Dave has built up a loyal following of DSLR enthusiasts who are interested in learning about the newest camera products and improving their own shooting and projects.Recently Dave launched an extension of LearningDSLRVideo for in-depth video tutorials. Dubbed “The Store“, this section of the site will provide exclusive pay-to-play tutorials on topics of interest to the DSLR video shooter. The first training series offered covers the Canon 650D T4i specifically and goes over everything you need to know to be proficient at shooting video with this cam (over 3 hours of training!) Once purchased you can stream or download the training videos instantly.In the future, Dave says you can look for more in-depth tutorials covering advanced topics on cameras, editing and photography.Dave has always been a huge advocate of DSLR video and a leading online authority. For anyone interested in stepping up their DSLR video game, this looks like a great place to start. Be on the lookout for more tutorial videos coming soon.Visit LearningDSLRVideo.com’s Video Tutorial Store
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The United States has imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state-run oil firm PDVSA as part of further pressure on the government of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. Venezuela, the world’s fifth largest oil exporter and OPEC member, depends largely on its oil export revenue.As a result of the decision, all property and interests in property of PDVSA subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. According to a statement the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the designation is aimed at preventing further diverting of Venezuela’s assets by Maduro and curbing the use of the oil firm in corruption practices.The U.S. sanctions need not be permanent, OFAC said, and the U.S. will consider lifting sanctions for those who take concrete, meaningful, and verifiable actions to combat corruption in Venezuela, including PDVSA. “The United States is holding accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline, and will continue to use the full suite of its diplomatic and economic tools to support Interim President Juan Guaidó, the National Assembly, and the Venezuelan people’s efforts to restore their democracy,” said Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin.“The path to sanctions relief for PDVSA is through the expeditious transfer of control to the Interim President or a subsequent, democratically elected government.”According to Bloomberg, even though the sanctions relate to dealings with U.S. persons, the move is likely to have a much wider impact on global scale as many banks will cease dealing with the company. The impact of the sanctions on the tanker market is yet to be seen. However, the measure comes at a time when tankers are finally seeing a recovery of freight rates as demand-supply balance continued to be tight.