ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Friday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close ThuNov. 491.60 494.20 488.70 489.70 492.00Jan. ’18 498.50 500.80 495.20 496.30 498.70March 504.30 507.20 502.20 502.80 505.30May 507.60 510.60 505.30 505.70 508.30July 507.70 508.90 507.70 506.30 508.70Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 481.40 481.80Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.10 483.50March 0.00 0.00 0.00 485.80 486.20May 0.00 0.00 0.00 485.80 486.20July 0.00 0.00 0.00 485.80 486.20Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 485.80 486.20Barley (Western): Open High Low Close ThuOct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 145.00 145.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 148.00 148.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Montreal CW: $230.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $499.70 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $514.70 (November 2017) read more

UN rights experts urge Iran to stop silencing journalists dissenting voices ahead

“The Government of Iran should not silence critical or dissenting voices under the guise of vague and unsubstantiated national security concerns,” Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, said in a news release. Iran has international obligations, he stressed, to allow and protect the right to a free press and access to information, as a member of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.“Freedom of expression is central to guarantee open, free and fair political processes,” David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, echoed in a similar vein, underscoring that “democratic processes are unsustainable if media workers and activists have no safety to perform their vital role.”Both human rights experts further warned that arrests and prosecution of journalists not only affect their free operation in the country, but also make public participation in any electoral process impossible. However, this concern had been raised before the last elections in Iran. The Iranian government should timely guarantee “a greater space for free exchange of ideas in the run-up to elections,” urged Mr. Kaye.Iran has one of the highest numbers of journalists and activists in detention in the world. According to figures from April 2015, at least 45 were being held for their peaceful activities. On 2 November, five journalists were arrested by plainclothes of the Revolutionary Guard. read more