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

Security Council approves one year renewal of UN Assistance Mission in Iraq

The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and expressed its intention to review the operation’s mandate in 12 months or sooner, if requested by the Iraqi Government.Adopting a resolution, the Council extended UNAMI’s mandate through 31 July 2016, and, in line with the recommendations in the Secretary-General’s latest report to revise and prioritize the Mission’s tasks, requested the UN chief, in full consultations with the Iraqi Government, to report back with further details within the next 90 days.In the report, the Secretary-General describes a UN strategic assessment mission conducted from 21 to 29 April. Based on an overview of the current situation in Iraq as a point of departure, as well as extensive consultation with the Iraqi authorities and key national and international partners on the ground, the strategic assessment mission report endeavoured to look beyond the current crisis and to provide recommendations for UN strategy and configuration in Iraq in the next several years.The Secretary-General noted that while the current mandate of UNAMI would benefit from some streamlining, any changes to the mandate be made in full consultation with the Iraqi Government in order to complement its priorities. To that end, his recommendations included, among others, for UNAMI to maintain its focus on political good offices, as well as to facilitate humanitarian assistance, enhance mission activities in human rights and the rule of law and play a support role in specialized areas such as electoral assistance, and stabilization activities in areas liberated from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).In the resolution adopted today, the Security Council noted that the presence of ISIL on Iraq’s territory is “a major threat” to the country’s future, and underscored that the only way to address such a threat is for all Iraqis to work together by addressing both security and political concerns. The long-term solution to instability, the Council stressed, will require Iraq’s political leadership to make decisions that will united the country. The Council emphasized the support of the international community in this regard. read more

2012 new car and van best sellers on show at SMMT

Following news that the 2012 UK new car market hit a four-year high of more than two million units, SMMT has welcomed two best selling Ford models into its Westminster showroom, celebrating the company’s latest annual sales success.Ford has now been the UK’s number one car brand for 36 successive years, with an even longer leadership in the commercial vehicle market of 47 years with the Transit range.The two models on show at SMMT represent the best selling car and van in the UK. The Ford Fiesta has now been the UK’s best selling car for the fourth successive year, recording 109,265 registrations in 2012. Ford commercial vehicles have been the UK market leader for 47 years, with Transit vans in 2012 recording 48,075 registrations.Full year car registrations in the UK in 2012 were up 5.3% on the 2011 total, to 2,044,609 units. Ford sold 281,917 cars in the UK last year, up from 265,894 in 2011.Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director, said, “More people choose Ford over any other vehicle brand in the UK and as we face similar, difficult market conditions in 2013 we will look to satisfy the needs of our private and business customers by strengthening our vehicle range still further and providing the best sales and service offering in our dealerships.”Growth in 2012 stemmed from a 12.9%, or 106,346 units, rise in private registrations. Regular replacement cycles, offers and incentives and some buyers shifting from buying used to new cars could have contributed to the upturn.Demand was particularly strong for Mini (+54.2%), Supermini (+5.6%) and Dual Purpose (+21.1%) segment cars in 2012.Click through to read the full 2012 UK car registrations news release.Click through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more