Big Canada Wheat Crop Vies With U.s. For Export Sales
Canada’s top talent gathers in front of scouts
The JPSU confirmed the form exists but said its purpose is to educate our members and personnel on what constitutes the appropriate and inappropriate use of social media and the possible ramifications for a CAF member. A Canadian Forces email sent to the newspaper explained that each unit has a different way of communicating the social media policy. The difference being that the JPSU is asking members to indicate that they have read and understood the policy by signing the form, the email said. The controversial policy drew quick reaction from NDP MP and defence critic Jack Harris. To single out ill and injured soldiers and require them to sign this form is tantamount to saying, Dont complain. Harris said in an email to the Star Friday. I call on the minister of defence to take measures to ensure that all our ill and injured soldiers are getting the help they need, rather than being muzzled. The head of Wounded Warriors Canada, a non-profit that advocates for injured soldiers, has asked Defence Minister Rob Nicholsons office for clarification on the social media policy. Its important that we know exactly whats being asked in this form, executive director Scott Maxwell said. I dont want to speculate. I have not seen what theyre being told what not to say. Military critics say the policy is further evidence of mistreatment of those injured in the line of duty. A former air officer who lives with post-traumatic stress issues thinks the JPSU policy is a huge overstep. This is right out of something you would see during the Soviet era, retired air officer Sean Bruyea told the Citizen. This is way over the top. We value respectful and thoughtful discussion.
U.S. exporters loaded and shipped more wheat for the week ended Sept. 12 to global buyers than any time in at least the past 23 years, with most of the grain headed for China and Brazil. Canadian spring wheat will also face competition from U.S. hard red spring wheat. As in Western Canada, mild weather produced better-than-expected yields in the northern U.S. Plains, with lower protein content. Canada exported 14.3 million tonnes of spring and winter wheat in the 2012/13 crop year, which ended July 31, up 7 percent from the previous year, according to the Grain Commission. Exporters shipped another 4.2 million tonnes of durum, up 18 percent. Canada’s biggest wheat markets were Japan, the United States and Indonesia. For Canada to be competitive, it will have to overcome logistical challenges. Along with huge wheat production, Western Canada is expected to harvest a record-large canola crop.
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The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Morgan is eligible for the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, and many believe he has the tools to warrant a first-round selection. The AL scout said he has “elite, elite power” and one of the top outfield arms of the crop. Naylor, the scout said, has “power and hitability,” while another scout was impressed with how well the 6-foot, 225-pound first baseman ran the 60-yard dash. Orimoloye (Ontario-Black), meanwhile, was described as a “freak athlete with some physicality” who can run. Naylor and Orimoloye are considered the top Draft-eligible players for 2015. Darren Shred (Ontario-Green) was another player who received praise. Shred also plays on the Ontario Blue Jays and was said to have the best pop time among catchers at 1.9 seconds. Mitch Bigras (Ontario-Maroon) and Charles LeBlanc (Quebec-White) were also mentioned among the standouts. The top outfield arms were said to belong to Morgan, Jean Francois Garon (Quebec-White) and Tosh Semlacher (British Columbia-Orange), who an AL scout said “probably had the best arm of the day.” He added that all three ran well, too. Potential under-the-radar players were said to be Reid Fritzke (Prairies-Brown) and LP Pelletier (Quebec-White), who ran the fastest 60-yard dash at 6.4 seconds. “You see those guys for the first time and they wow you,” a scout said. As far as pitching goes, one coach familiar with the players said Kurtis Horne (British Columbia-Orange), Michael Soroka (Alberta-Red) and Zach Pop (Ontario-Green) were the top three arms. Horne, a lefty, is said to have a good breaking ball and a fastball that he can run up to the high-80s. Soroka, Draft-eligible in 2015, was described as someone who could be “very special,” while Pop is said to have the highest velocity, capable of throwing 90-92 mph.
Canada Crash: Train And Bus Collide, Multiple Fatalities Reported (PHOTOS)
The important 200-day moving average was rejected because pent-up corporate demand to buy the U.S. dollar was unleashed by the Feds inaction. The loonie, as the Canadian dollar is known for the image of the aquatic bird on the C$1 coin, rose 0.5 percent this week in Toronto to C$1.0304 per U.S. dollar. It touched C$1.0182 on Sept. 18, the highest point since June 19. One loonie buys 97.05 U.S. cents. Tipping Point Canadas dollar extended a decline yesterday after BlackBerry (BB) Ltd., the smartphone maker thats evaluating a sale, said it will cut 4,500 jobs and record an inventory writedown of as much as $960 million. The job cuts are actually enough to impact the overall Canadian labor market, Terrence Connelly, founder of Lafayette, California-based hedge-fund advisory firm Contingent Macro Advisors LLC, said yesterday in an e-mailed reply to questions. The knock-on effects could be significant over the coming months. This came two days after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said Sept. 18 that confidence about global demand is bringing a tipping point where business investment takes over from tired consumers in leading output growth.
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) Emergency personnel look over the crash scene following a collision between a Via Rail train and a city bus at a crossing in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. An Ottawa Fire spokesman said there are multiple fatalities and a number of people injured from the bus. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) A police officer checks the scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa’s west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) Police block off a city bus following a collision with a Via Rail train in Ottawa’s west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.