Warriors Live: Five answers about Pelicans, plus in-game updates

first_imgScroll to the bottom of follow our live feed during the game.For the second straight game, the suddenly vulnerable Warriors are on the road facing a winless team. The question is whether Golden State can avoid a repeat of what happened in Oklahoma City on Sunday when it takes on the 0-3 Pelicans in New Orleans Monday night?The Pelicans haven’t won a game yet, but among their losses are an opening night overtime loss in Toronto against the defending NBA champs and Saturday’s …last_img

The board of Brand South Africa pay respect to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 9 December 2013 – Brand South Africa board members today visited the family of former President Mandela in Houghton, to express their support following the passing of Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.Speaking from Houghton Johannesburg, Brand South Africa Chairperson Chichi Maponya Chairperson said, “We must remember the great work that Tata Madiba has done for South Africa. It is our duty as citizens to play our part through living his legacy by our positive actions. Madiba was a great, fearless and compassionate leader whose resilience and charisma made an impact on millions throughout his life.”“He cannot be replaced in person but his legacy of selfless and principled dedication to equality and justice lives on in South Africa. We stand together with the millions of fellow South Africans and friends around the world as we use this time to reflect and recommit ourselves to the values and practices he stood for.”“This is a trying time for the nation, the world and especially the Mandela family. As we pay our last respects to our former president, we also express our deepest gratitude to the Mandela family for allowing us the opportunity and sharing with us as the Nation their greatest jewel,” concluded Ms Maponya.Note to editors Text of President Zuma’s official statement on the passing of Former President Nelson Mandela: http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/index.htm Official dedicated Mandela website: http://www.mandela.gov.za/ About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship. Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa. Follow Brand South [email protected]_SA (https://twitter.com/Brand_SA) Tell us how you Play Your Parthttp://www.playyourpart.co.za/[email protected]#DoBest   For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Arahna SinghBrand South Africa CommunicationsTel: +27 11 712 5061 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 491 2332Email: [email protected]:   www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

USDA to issue second tranche of trade payments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will proceed with its second tranche of trade relief payments to American farmers as a result of retaliatory tariffs, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said.“We just have gotten authorization on the second tranche. We’ll be getting it ready hopefully at the end of this month or early December,” he said.In May, the USDA announced it would again provide payments under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), valued at $16 billion.The first round of payments was issued in August and Perdue indicated a third tranche may not be necessary.“We’re very hopeful that the China negotiations can come to a favorable conclusion. The numbers that we’re talking about right now would be very beneficial to our agricultural producers. We’re hopeful that trade would supplant any type of farm aid needed in 2020,” he said.MFP provides payments to eligible producers of:Non-specialty crops, including alfalfa hay, barley, canola, corn, crambe, dried beans, dry peas, extra-long staple cotton, flaxseed, lentils, long grain and medium grain rice, millet, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, rapeseed, rye, safflower, sesame seed, small and large chickpeas, sorghum, soybeans, sunflower seed, temperate japonica rice, triticale, upland cotton, and wheat.Dairy (milk): $0.20 per hundredweightHogs: $11 per headFor non-specialty crops, assistance is based on a single-county payment rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings of MFP-eligible crops in aggregate in 2019. Those per-acre payments are not dependent on which of those crops are planted in 2019. A producer’s total payment-eligible plantings cannot exceed total 2018 plantings. County payment rates range from $15 to $150 per acre, depending on the impact of unjustified trade retaliation in that county. Acreage of non-specialty must have been planted by Aug. 1, 2019 to be considered eligible for MFP payments.Producers affected by natural disasters who filed prevented planting claims then planted an MFP-eligible cover crop, with the potential to be harvested or for subsequent use as forage, qualify for a $15 per acre payment. Acreage of cover crops must have been planted by Aug. 1, 2019 to be considered eligible for MFP payments.last_img read more