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TNT still on track for playoff bonus after tough win over Meralco

first_imgThe KaTropa snapped the Bolts’ four-game winning streak and tied them at third place with a 7-3 card behind leader Rain or Shine (8-1) and Alaska (7-2).Troy Rosario willed TNT back into winning track after tough losses to Magnolia and San Miguel with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting along with 12 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownVeteran guard Jayson Castro backed it up with 20 points and six rebounds while Jericho Cruz had 11 points as the locals stepped up in the clutch with import Joshua Smith out of the game.Smith exited the game midway the third quarter after taking a hit in the nose from Bolts’ import Arinze Onuaku. He had six points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes of play. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan towncenter_img “I’m happy with the way we played especially when Josh got hurt,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.Next in TNT’s schedule is the Elastopainters, the hottest team in the league right now with five straight victories.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No. 1 overall pick gets dream come true as he joins ‘hungry’ Suns Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees TNT came away with a hardfought 91-85 victory over Meralco to boost its twice-to-beat bid in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READlast_img read more

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KCCA dump Rayon Sport out of Kagame Cup to book semis spot

first_imgKCCA FC players celebrate Kizza’s opener on Tuesday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)CECAFA Kagame Cup 2019Rayon Sport 1-2 KCCA FCKigali Regional Stadium, KigaliTuesday, 16-07-2019KIGALI – Mustafa Kizza and Jackson Nunda struck either side of Herve Rugwiro’s goal to ensure KCCA FC’s dream of winning a second Cecafa Kagame Cup remains on course as the Ugandan champions booked their place in the semi finals.In a highly billed encounter at Kigali Regional Stadium, the Kasasiro Boys lived up to their pre-match talks of not being fazed by local support for their opponents.It was 33 minutes of a pulsating end to end encounter that kept both sets of defenders on their toes before Kizza calmly collected Allan Okello’s pass with deft control before cooling slotting into the the back of the net to silence the stadium.Before that goal, both sides had threatened to take the lead with Okello guilty of shooting wide from a glorious chances yards from goal.At the other end, Charles Lukwago was called in to action to deny Rayon’s Iradukunda.However, taking the lead in the nail-biting encounter did little to settle the tempos of the game as the Blues of Rwanda continued to press relentlessly.Their sweat was finally rewarded two minutes after restart with Rugwiro drawing the Rwandan giants level.The stadium erupted and Mike Mutebi, a tactician renowned for yearning for tougher opponents that can push his Kasasiro Boys to their talent’s best, must have been wryly pleased with the equaliser.KCCA had a big fight on their hands for the next 40 minutes and Mutebi was the man to guide them.True to his tact, he kept his boys composed as they played with more confidence and wore down their opponents.It was on 33rd minute that Kizza had struck and it took another 33 minutes for Nunda to do the damage.Nunda (8) scored the Kasasiros’ second on the day.If Rayon wanted to emulate KCCA by striking again after 47 minutes like their first goal, the regulation time was certainly not going to allow such as football is played for 90 minutes.The Blues, in an uncharacteristic white, found themselves frustrated as KCCA thwarted all the threats they threw at them.Instead it was KCCA who found the back of the net again, but the referee cut short their celebration as a flag was waved up for offside to chalk off Allan Okello’s efforts.Mutebi then introduced Mike Mutyaba for Saddam Juma and injured Ramathan Musa paved way for Filbert Obenchan, which shored the team’s game plan as they held on to win.Mutebi praised his players for sticking to game plan and displaying a good account of their credentials, noting that the Ugandan champions were the better side and deserved to win.“The game was watchable, we used the ball better than our opponents and my boys displayed a good performance,” Mutebi said, adding that he wants to win the tournament “beautifully.”“Our focus is to go past the semi finals and win the tournament,” he said.KCCA will face Azam of Tanzania, who defeated TP Mazembe of DR Congo 2-1 in the second quarter final.Comments Tags: allan okelloCECAFA Kagame Cupjackson nundaKCCA FCMike MutebiMustapha KizzaRayon Sportlast_img read more

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Fuel price helps ease inflation

first_imgThe Consumer Price Index (CPI) has eased to 4.4% in January 2015 from 5.3% in December 2014, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)announced on Wednesday.This is the lowest the index has been since April 2011 when CPI stood at 4.2%. The market had CPI to come in at 4.5%.“The headline CPI [for all urban areas] annual inflation rate in January 2015 was 4.4%. This rate was 0.9% lower than the corresponding annual rate of 5.3% in December 2014,” said Stats SA.On average, prices decreased by 0.2% between December 2014 and January 2015.According to Stats SA, the food and non-alcoholic beverages index increased by 0.9% between December 2014 and January 2015, while the annual rate decreased to 6.5% in January from 7.2% in December.The transport index decreased by 3% between December 2014 and January 2015 mainly due to a 127c a litre decrease in the price of petrol.OutlookNedbank economists, who had forecast inflation to come in at 4.4%, said inflation was likely to drop further in February as the significant fuel price decreases continue to filter through.“However, CPI is likely to trend upwards, although at a moderate pace, in the second quarter as fuel price increases and the effects of the weaker rand start to come through. We still expect inflation to remain well within the Reserve Bank’s 3% to 6% target range for the remainder of the year,” the bank said.“The inflation outlook remains benign. This, together with the weak growth outlook, should persuade the Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates unchanged at its upcoming meeting in March.“Our forecast is for rates to remain on hold throughout most of 2015, with the first rate hike pencilled in for November 2015, but this will be highly dependent on the trajectories of the rand and oil prices,” said Nedbank.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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What is in your marketing tool box?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While the slow harvest is keeping corn prices from tanking in the short-term, the inevitable huge supply is limiting any upside potential. The latest USDA estimates haven’t helped either. While they reduced acre estimates, yields also increased. So, there was little price impact. It’s doubtful that even a South American weather scare would have much impact at this point — 2.3 billion carryout of corn bushels is just too much. I expect a sideways corn market for several months.Soybeans, on the other hand, were handed a nice surprise by the USDA, as they lowered the upcoming carryout estimates. The USDA is often criticized in their ability to estimate soybean demand, so many think lower carryout potential is a possibility in the ‘17/18 marketing year. While the USDA’s recent track record has been shaky, exports are behind estimates this year. For a bean rally to continue, exports need to catch up. For the next few months any South American weather scare could have a big impact on prices. What is in your tool box?Last week I explained the many benefits of forward selling using futures and why margin call should not be a reason farmers aren’t doing it. When farmers don’t use futures as a part of the grain marketing strategy it’s like a farmer who goes to the field with only a hammer, screwdriver, vice grip and crescent wrench in their tool box. While farmers could fix some problems with these tools alone, they will be much more effective and efficient if they have a more diverse set of tools. Let me explain. The hammerIt’s easy to understand what will happen when you use it. But, it doesn’t give you very many choices. Hit something just right, and all the problems are solved. But, swing too hard or in the wrong spot, and you can break something. The hammer is the equivalent of selling cash grain. Every farmer knows how this will work. They have had successes and failures in the past, but it’s pretty easy and takes little skill. Selling at the right price at the right time (a direct hit) feels great. But, selling at the wrong price or time is hard to fix and causes frustration. The screwdriverThe screwdriver is also an easy tool to use, but very limited in function. It can be very useful in the right situation, but unless you have the right screw or bolt, this tool may not be the answer. This is similar to just counting on Insurance Revenue Programs or Government Payments to help set a floor price or make up for any short fall in prices. It’s an indispensable tool you can’t live without, but it won’t fix everything. The crescent wrenchWhen you aren’t sure what size of bolt you need to loosen (or maybe you have a surprise metric bolt you have never encountered) the crescent wrench can come in very handy. However, if the bolt is really tight you can round off the corners of the bolt or nut, and be in an even worse position. This is similar to buying a put or call option. There are times buying a put or call can be just the right “tool” in the marketing world. However, there are situations where it doesn’t work as well, or makes a problem worse than when you started. In less volatile markets like this previous year, options can cost farmers more than they can potentially gain from them. The vice gripThe vice grip is a companion tool with any of the above tools mentioned. You can keep your fingers safe using a vice grip to hold a nail when using a hammer. Or a vice grip can work with a screwdriver or crescent wrench to hold a nut in place when screwing in a bolt head. This is like selling grain to an end user. It can be handy on its own, or use it with other tools, like Hedge To Arrive, minimum priced contracts, or deferred pricing. However, it can lock you in tight, leaving you with limited options. What if there are production issues? What if there is another end user paying more in the future? Flexibility is often limited. What’s in my tool box?Obviously, I have the above tools in my tool box, but I also have other tools available to me that best fits each situation the grain market throws at me. Socket setI have a complete standard and metric socket set that fits any bolt in need of repair. I want all sizes and extensions available for the right task. Futures, like sockets, give me flexibility and allow me to pick the exact price I want to sell grain at. Deep sockets are like using Deferred contracts that allow me to sell late in the year and pick up market carry. Different drives are like futures contracts that allow me to pick the right year to market. All the extensions are equivalent to how futures allow me to take advantage of basis opportunities. While a little heavier to carry, keep organized and more complicated to use, the flexibility of what I can do and how much I can fix is worth it. Open ended box wrenchesThis year I added another tool to my marketing tool box. Sometimes sockets don’t fit and I need an open ended box wrench to reach a difficult bolt head or nut. While not as handy as a socket, it can be the perfect tool for a very specific and tricky fix. This is like using Straddles in a Sideways Market. Straddles can allow farmers to increase profits in a stubborn sideways market. I may not use them all the time, but when a futures contract isn’t good enough to meet profitable price points, these types of trades can help give me a little extra. Often straddles can also easily compliment futures trades, like using a socket on one end of a bolt and an open ended box wrench on the other. WD40Sometimes a little extra help is needed to loosen tight bolts. This is like selling calls. Does it work all the time? No, but when things are tight and none of the other tools are working, a little extra premium that I can pick up and add to a future sale is all that’s needed to get the job done.Next time you knock a sickle out while cutting beans, or have to fix a broken gathering chain on the corn head, ask yourself what tool will do the best job and what do you have in your tool box. Your grain marketing tool box should be just as diverse, so you can take advantage of every opportunity and challenge you will face.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. 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Late summer establishment of perennial forages

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Rory Lewandowski, CCA, and Mark Sulc, Ohio State University ExtensionWe are quickly approaching the second good opportunity of the year for establishing perennial forage stands, which is in the month of August. Most of us were not able to establish forages this spring, and many existing stands were damaged by the winter followed by the heavy rainfall this year. It is time to make preparations and be ready to plant perennial forage stands in the next few weeks.Typically, the main risk with late summer forage seedings is sufficient moisture for seed germination and plant establishment. However, many parts of Ohio have adequate soil moisture from recent rains, and the outlook for the first half of August is for normal precipitation levels. Prepare now and be ready to take advantage of planting ahead of storm fronts as they occur in late July and early August.Advantages to late summer forage establishment include the following: forage seedlings are not competing with the flush of annual spring and summer weed emergence/growth, soil borne root rot and damping off disease organisms that thrive in cool, wet soils are usually not an issue, and there may be fewer competing farm tasks than in the spring.A very important consideration for seeding forages that is especially relevant this year is herbicide carryover restrictions. This will certainly be an issue to check on acres where corn and soybean herbicides were applied earlier this year in anticipation of planting, but rains prevented those crops from being planted. Before you consider establishing perennial forages on those prevented plant acres, please be aware that many grain crop herbicides have long rotation interval restrictions that will not allow safe planting of forages this year. The 2019 Ohio. Indiana, Illinois Weed Control Guide provides a summary table of herbicide rotation intervals for alfalfa and clovers (see http://go.osu.edu/herbrotationintervals). Forage grasses are not included in that table, but any restrictions will be stated on the herbicide labels. So, be sure to double-check your herbicide application history against the rotation restrictions stated on the labels for the forages you want to establish.No-till seeding in August is an excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for good germination. Make sure that the field surface is relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till seed because you will have to live with any field roughness for several years of harvesting operations. Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a concern with no-till seedings of alfalfa in late summer and especially where clover has been present in the past. This pathogen causes white mold on alfalfa seedlings. They become infected during cooler rainy spells in late October and November, the disease develops during the winter, and seedlings literally “melt away” in winter and early spring. It can be devastating where the pathogen is present. No-till is especially risky where clover has been present because the sclerotia germinate from a shallow depth. Early August plantings dramatically improve the alfalfa’s ability to resist the infection. Late August seedings are very susceptible, with mid-August plantings being intermediate.In a no-till situation, minimize competition from existing weeds by applying a burndown application of glyphosate before planting. Using no-till when herbicide-resistant weeds are present, such as marestail in a previous wheat field, creates a very difficult situation with no effective control options, so tillage is probably a better choice in those situations.Post-emergence herbicide options exist for alfalfa to control late summer and fall emerging winter annual broadleaf weeds. A mid- to late fall application of Butyrac (2,4-DB), bromoxynil, Pursuit or Raptor are the primary herbicide options for winter annual broadleaf weeds. Fall application is much more effective than a spring application for control of these weeds especially if wild radish/wild turnip are in the weed mix. Pursuit and Raptor can control winter annual grasses in the fall in pure legume stands but not with a mixed alfalfa/grass planting. Consult the 2019 Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Weed Control Guide and always read the specific product label for guidelines on timing and rates before applying any product.For conventional tillage seeding prepare a firm seedbed to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Be aware that too much tillage depletes soil moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the “footprint guide” that soil should be firm enough for a footprint to sink no deeper than one-half inch. Tilled seedbeds do not need a pre-plant herbicide.Finally, keep in mind the following factors to increase establishment success.Soil fertility and pH: The recommended soil pH for alfalfa is 6.5 to 6.8. Forage grasses and clovers should have a pH of 6.0 or above. The minimum or critical soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 25 ppm Bray P1 or 34 ppm Mehlich-3 and for grasses it is 15 ppm Bray P1 and 20 ppm Mehlich-3. The critical soil potassium level is somewhere between 100 and 125 ppm for many of our soils.Seed selection: Be sure to use high quality seed of adapted, tested varieties and use fresh inoculum of the proper Rhizobium bacteria for legume seeds. “Common” seed (variety not stated) is usually lower yielding and not as persistent, and from our trials the savings in seed cost is lost within the first year or two through lower forage yields.Planting date: According to the 15th edition of the Ohio Agronomy guide, planting of alfalfa and other legumes should be completed between late July and mid-August in Northern Ohio and between early and late August in Southern Ohio. Most cool-season perennial grasses can be planted a little later. Check the Ohio Agronomy Guide (see http://go.osu.edu/forage-seeding-dates).Planter calibration: If coated seed is used, be aware that coatings can account for up to one-third of the weight of the seed. This affects the number of seeds planted in planters set to plant seed on a weight basis. Seed coatings can also dramatically alter how the seed flows through the drill, so calibrate the drill or planter with the seed going into the field.Seed placement: The recommended seeding depth for forages is one-quarter to one-half inch deep. It is better to err on the side of planting shallow rather than too deep.Do not harvest a new perennial forage stand this fall. The ONLY exception to this rule is perennial and Italian ryegrass plantings. Mow or harvest these grasses to a two and a half to three-inch stubble in late November to improve winter survival. Do not cut any other species, especially legumes.last_img read more

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Factual Friday

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Is Episodic Content the Future of Long-Form Documentary Filmmaking?

first_imgEpisodic nonfiction has risen greatly in popularity over the last five years. Is it a simple trend or is the format here to stay?Top image via Ken BurnsLong-form episodic documentary content is not a new concept. Ken Burns has been creating this content for years and you can easily find examples of it most anywhere. However, what has changed is the way in which episodic nonfiction film is consumed. Another noteworthy change: The platforms it’s consumed on. These new-age episodic nonfiction films are now being binge-watched on Netflix and becoming items of pop culture. Creation of this long-form episodic nonfiction content is becoming widespread and the results are being consumed more aggressively and frequently. As filmmakers, this is a method of filmmaking that we need to explore more as a viable method of storytelling.Image via PBSWithin these last couple of years, we’ve seen Netflix jump on the bandwagon of episodic nonfiction with Last Chance U, Making a Murderer, Chef’s Table, and Cooked. The company has now become a leader in providing this content and has also helped facilitate its higher demand. So with the successes of Netflix and these films, does it mean that episodic content will be the future of documentary filmmaking?Who’s Noticing this Trend?Image via NetflixThis style of nonfiction content has really been gaining steam over the last couple of years. It’s been noticed to the point that independent filmmakers have now begun to receive support in this creative process. The Sundance Institute noticed this rise in episodic content and its potential for content and its creators. To support these content creators, the Institute launched the Episodic Storytelling Lab. At these labs, they help content creators develop their concepts and give year-round creative support. This is what Sundance said about the episodic format: Over the past five years, we have witnessed explosive growth of opportunities for writers developing episodic content for cable and online platforms. Audiences and critics have embraced the bold vision and complex characters that thrive in cable drama and comedy. And the internet has become a place for artists to experiment with new forms of content creation and for audiences to explore new modes of content consumption.What Are Documentary Filmmakers Saying About the Format?Image via NetflixOne of the success stories of this form of content is Last Chance U. The director, Greg Whiteley, has spoken very highly about the episodic format of documentary filmmaking. In an interview with Indiewire, the director was asked his thoughts on the episodic format and if it was something he would continually pursue. Occasionally, there will be a subject where, “That feels like 90 minutes to me,” or, “That feels like 60 minutes to me.” But, to have this as an option, and historically the high watermark for filmmaking was a feature length film, I think that’s going to change. I think the high watermark for storytelling in a cinematic way will be in this long-form way.Variety recently came out with their Oscar shortlist for documentary films. ESPN’s five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America makes the list as a potential winner.Episodic nonfiction film may be the wave of the future. As content creators, it’s a platform that we may see ourselves utilizing more in the future of our work.Do you see yourself pursuing episodic non-fiction content? Why or why not? What do you think some of the challenges may be? Let us know in the the comments below.last_img read more

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New LogicKeyboard Skins Available for Apple Magic Numeric Keyboard

first_imgHarness the power of keyboard shortcuts with Logickeyboard’s new keyboard shortcut covers for the Apple Magic Keyboard.All images via Logickeyboard.Logickeyboard’s new keyboard shortcut skins rest atop your Apple Magic Keyboard. Made from the best high-grade Japanese silicone, these covers will protect your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spills. At only 0.5mm/0.0197″ thick, the silicone is flexible yet tough and fits nicely on your keyboard. Available for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and AVID Pro Tools, these covers can speed up your editing time by 50 percent.While they are recommended for usage in post-production facilities and professional video editing houses, anyone can benefit from using one of these skins. Logickeyboard uses a system of shortcut keys and symbols that give users a quick visual reference to the most popular keyboard shortcuts. A unique color-coded system categorizes keyboard shortcuts into similar commands, such as trimming and navigation tools. It’s very easy to quickly learn new shortcuts after only a few edit sessions using one of these skins.Product DescriptionCompatible with Apple Magic Numeric KeyboardMade from the best high-grade silicone0,5 mm- / 0.0197-inch-thick with silky smooth feelFlexible and toughProtects your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spillsEasily removed for cleaningStays in place — won’t slip or slideHand-washable for easy cleaning Lastly, if you happen to edit on a PC, don’t feel left out. While these new skins are specifically for Apple Magic Keyboards, Logickeyboard has a plethora of skins and keyboards available for the PC world. They also design products for a much wider range of software applications than just the four listed above. Some of their keyboards even light up. To check out their full list of products, head over to their website here.last_img read more

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BJP on mission Rajya Sabha now

first_imgThe BJP, which has a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha with 282 MPs, is eyeing the support of parties like the AIADMK and BJD to shore up its numbers in the Rajya Sabha, where it is in a minority. Amid speculation that the BJP is trying to lure the AIADMK into the NDA fold, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met Modi on Monday and demanded special category status for his state and other central aid but remained evasive on allying with NDA.Number gameBJP needs the AIADMK’s support to push through around 60 bills pending in the Upper House of Parliament. According to data compiled by PRS Legislative Research, 18 of these bills were introduced before 2009.The BJP has only 42 members in the Rajya Sabha, which has a total strength of 245 and this figure falls short of the halfway mark of 123. While the AIADMK has 10 members in the Upper House, the BJD has four. Both can help the NDA, political observers said.The Congress, which is in the opposition in the Lok Sabha, has 67 members in the Rajya Sabha and may prove to be tough on the government’s efforts to get key bills passed.Patnaik said Modi responded quite positively to his demands and hoped that the NDA government would treat Odisha better than the previous UPA regime. When asked if his party would join the NDA and the BJD’s stance in the Rajya Sabha, Patnaik said his party would play a constructive role.advertisementJayalalithaa is expected to bargain for a better deal from the centre in return for possible backing to the NDA. She is likely to raise the issues of allocation of additional power to Tamil Nadu, which is facing an energy shortage, and of fishermen facing trouble from Sri Lankan authorities.Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad and Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman are likely to meet Jayalalithaa when she arrives in Delhi, sources said.Of the bills pending in parliament, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare tops the list with 11 bills. These include The Mental Health Care Bill of 2013, The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill of 2013, The Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill of 2013, The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention And Control) Bill of 2014. With eight bills pending, the Ministry of Law and Justice is next. These include the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill of 2013 and the Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies (3rd) Bill of 2013.The Ministry of Labour and Employment has seven bills pending. Some of them are the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act of 2012, the Building and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill of 2013 and the Mines (Amendment) Bill of 2011.last_img read more