AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The three-story, 64,300-square-foot building sits on 4.1 acres at The Old Road and Valencia Boulevard. It was developed by A&B Westridge, LLC, a partnership of subsidiary A&B Properties, Inc. and an affiliate of Intertex Construction Company, a Valencia-based general contractor and developer of commercial properties. Major tenants include Wells Fargo Bank, Pardee Homes and Realty Executives. The building was the first developed by A&B in the continental U.S. “Our strategy of growing real estate investments on the mainland was initiated in Valencia because of its dynamic growth,” Wright said. “We are fortunate to have formed a relationship with an experienced development partner, with whom we have secured superior development sites.” With the sale of this asset, A&B remains affiliated with Intertex in four other real estate venture investments in the Santa Clarita Valley – Center Pointe Marketplace, a 100,000-square-foot retail center; Crossroads Plaza, a 62,000-square-foot commercial center; 5.4 acres of commercial land in Rye Canyon Business Park; and Bridgeport Marketplace, a 120,600-square-foot retail center at Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway. VALENCIA – A Valencia office building anchored by Wells Fargo Bank was sold this week for $20.8 million to a coalition of tenants. A Hawaii-based joint venture that built the Westridge Executive Plaza Built in 2003 announced the sale Wednesday. “This sale represents the culmination of A&B’s first U.S. mainland joint venture development,” said Michael G. Wright, a senior vice president in charge of real estate investments for A&B Properties, Inc., based in Honolulu. “By selling this Class A property at this time, we are capitalizing on the very strong demand for investment property in Southern California.” The buyer was Core Realty Holdings, LLC, a newly formed tenant investment company. A&B owns 91,000 acres in Hawaii, making it Hawaii’s fourth-largest private landowner. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Ag producers say financials stronger than 2016 but predict missed financial targets in 2017Ag producers say financials stronger than 2016 but predict missed financial targets in 2017
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. agricultural producers indicated their farm operations’ financial positions are stronger than at this time in 2016, but expressed concerns that they might not meet their 2017 financial targets, according to a monthly producer survey conducted as part of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, read 131 for the month of June — virtually unchanged from the April and May readings of 130.“Although the Ag Economy Barometer has not changed appreciably the last couple of months, it’s important to note that it remains well above levels recorded prior to November 2016,” said Jim Mintert, the barometer’s principal investigator and director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.In June 2017, 13% of survey respondents indicated that their operations were financially better off than a year before — the highest reading since Purdue researchers first started surveying producers in October 2015. Only 3% of producers expressed that same positive sentiment a year earlier. However, farmers’ positive sentiment regarding their operations’ financial conditions improved steadily during the last half of 2016, before weakening somewhat this past winter. In the last three months, producers became more optimistic about their farms’ financial positions, with 13% of surveyed producers indicating in June that their farms were financially better off than a year earlier.“Several factors likely contributed to the long-term shift in producers’ attitudes about their operations’ financial conditions, Mintert said. “Revenues on many farms increased as a result of record — or near record — crop yields in 2016. Also, corn and soybean futures prices strengthened from late summer through early winter while production costs, especially fertilizer, moderated when compared to last year. Farmland rental rates also continue to soften as part of the farm economy’s long-term adjustment to tight crop operating margins.“All of this contributed to improved current financial conditions for many farm operations. Our survey data suggests that for some farm operators, financial conditions have bottomed out,” he said.While the barometer survey indicated the current financial situation for many farm operations had stabilized, 28% of producers said they expect their farms’ 2017 financial performance to be worse than they had projected earlier in the year. That concern could be connected to adverse planting and growing conditions in the Eastern Corn Belt this spring, as well as recent declines in corn and soybean prices.The survey also revealed an uptick in producers (52%) expressing concerns that extreme weather events could have widespread adverse impacts on crop yields over the next 12 months.“Compared to June 2016, producers expressed more concern about the possible impact of extreme weather on crop yields,” Mintert said. “One-third of producers in our survey said they had changed their marketing plans in response to weather concerns, up from just 22% in March of this year when we last posed the same question.”Read the full June Ag Economy Barometer report at http://purdue.edu/agbarometer.The Ag Economy Barometer, Index of Current Conditions and Index of Future Expectations are available on the Bloomberg Terminal under the following ticker symbols: AGECBARO, AGECCURC and AGECFTEX.
You’ve found geocaches that delighted you, but have you thought about hiding your own? Hiding a geocache is a big step in the life of a geocacher. Having a geocache of your own takes work but it’s rewarding! While placing a geocache may seem hard, we break it down into three basic steps. Hiders around the world: Geocaching is all about adventure, exploration, and discovery! Hiding just one quality geocache can bring delight to many people. It helps connect you to a community of millions all from a single set of coordinates. Plus, it’s pretty rewarding to watch the Found it logs roll in! It will be easier to determine what a great cache hide is, if you have found a variety of geocaches yourself. Start your hiding journey by finding geocaches and pay attention to what you liked or disliked about your caching experience. Take this learning to hide a great cache and follow the steps below! Hide a geocache information pageEight tips for a tip-top geocacheGeocaching hiding guidelinesHide a cache Help Center articlesReach out to Geocaching HQShare with your Friends:More 188,817 Logs per day (on average) 3. Submit your geocache for publication and wait for the FTF! Have more questions? Visit these resources: SharePrint RelatedFour tips for hiding quality geocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Present and Future Geocache Hiders, This Quiz is For YouDecember 1, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Do you have a special location more people should see? A place with history that others don’t know about? Hide a geocache in a unique location to create a moment of joy for millions of geocachers around the world! 2. Decide what and how you want to hide it Why hide a geocache? 362,411 Geocache Owners 33,686 New caches per month (on average) Ready to hide your own? There’s a difference between finding a good geocache and finding a geocache that makes your jaw drop, racks up the Favorite points, and inspires geocachers around the world. Get inspired by the Geocache of the Week and read these seven tips! But at a minimum, make sure the container is waterproof and can withstand natural forces like wind and rain, and there is an empty logbook in the cache. Hide a geocache in three steps:1. Choose where you want to place your geocache After you submit your geocache following the hiding guidelines and while you await the first logs on your newly published cache (it won’t be long!), begin to think about a maintenance plan. As the owner of a geocache, you are responsible for keeping your cache in good shape. Afterall, you know your cache better than anyone else! Visit the Create a geocache page to get started!
Known for his passion and zeal to teach, this 46 year old associate professor in literature at Ramjas College, University of Delhi is immensely popular for bringing alive the subject. Here is a chance to know the lighter side of Professor Debraj Mookerjee as he discusses life beyond the classroom with Devika Jeet.Beacon of light: I am very passionate about my work and take an interest in it. I treat each classroom as a zone where I am suppose to perform, just like actor or cricketer, I enter my zone and try and give my best performance. I am like an open book in class and my child like curiosity helps the flow of ideas and discussions.Choice beyond doubt: In 1989, I got into this profession and decided on this line of work. When I tried to look 20 years ahead, I saw myself as a teacher and realised this was my calling. If not a teacher, I would want to be part of the media industry as I am told I am a good communicator. I would not have entered the private sector but might have considered sports.Ray of hope: The one thing I would want to change about the students is their conservative mindsets. Students need to move beyond the traditional ways of looking at things and need to open their minds. The youth needs to be more sensitive to social issues and show a greater level of interest in bringing change. A book I recommend for all students is J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, a story that unravels assumptions.Beyond duty: I love photography and have a huge passion for taking pictures. I enjoy travelling and my favourite holiday destinations are Turkey and Goa. I enjoy tinkering with things, reading, writing. I like travel writing. I like thinking, conceptualising and at the cost of sounding like an amateur sociologist I would say, life is a hobby for me.Soul passion: I love listening to all kinds of music. I enjoy devotional music from all parts of the world. Listening to music is a very private experience for me. It moves me and takes me into a trance. It makes me cry also. I don’t like discussing or sharing my music with anyone. I don’t talk about it. I have a deep love for music and the reverence of religion in my life is given to music.My inspiration: I have had various inspirations throughout life but I can’t pin-point at one person. At different stages of life different things have inspired me. In third year of college, I read The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone which really moved me. Jesus and Mahatma Gandhi have had counter intrusive theories and were able to merge morality with politics. Being an atheist I am inspired by their thoughts and ideas and look at them as people.A revolution in education: Indians are good consumers of knowledge but not good producers. Out of the box thinking is not promoted and there is not much focus on innovation, which is the trigger to produce knowledge. Here primary education is free but because of its quality people opt for private educational institutes, whereas at the university level the government institutes are considered better than the private ones. Good quality free universal education is imperative as young people want jobs with employable skills and the ultimate skill lies in good schooling.advertisement