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No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Monday 3 January 2011 11:30 pm whatsapp Sharecenter_img WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING FINANCIAL TIMESCHINA TRAVEL GROUP PULLS OUT OF AIMEt-China.com International Holdings, the Chinese travel specialist, will today become the first company to quit Aim this year. Shares in the company, which raised £4.4m at 127p a share when it joined Aim in August 2007, were suspended at 103 1/2p in July because of its failure to send annual accounts to shareholders.PETROPAVLOVSK IN BOARD SHAKE-UPPetropavlovsk, the London-listed gold mining group, has appointed three new board members – including its first female director – in a management shake-up following a strategic review. The appointments come after investor criticism last year that there was insufficient depth of operational expertise at board level, after the group missed production forecasts. Andrey Maruta, who is the group’s financial controller, will be appointed finance director, Russia. Alya Samokhvalova, the group’s head of external communications, will be appointed to the new role of strategic director and chair a newly-created strategic committee. Martin Smith, group head of technical services for Petropavlovsk, will be made technical director.AXA TARGETS €1.5BN FOR PROPERTY DEBT FUNDAxa Real Estate will commit up to €1.5bn (£1.29bn) from insurance activities into the provision of debt to commercial real estate, aiming to exploit the retreat of banks and other debt providers from property lending since the crash.AMAZON STEPS UP EU GROWTH WITH FOCUS ON DISTRIBUTIONAmazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is stepping up its expansion in the European Union with an enlarged distribution network.THE TIMESROYAL MAIL’S HIGH PRICE FOR TAXPAYER CASHRoyal Mail may have to sell some of its most profitable businesses to get agreen light from Brussels for a taxpayer bailout of its £8.4bn pension deficit. The Department for Business is preparing to lodge an application with the European Commission to determine whether its plan to take on the pension fund’s liabilities constitutes state aid that could give the group an unfair edge over its rivals. ENERGY SHAKE-UP WILL LIFT ELECTRICITY BILLS TO £1,000 IN 20 YEARSGovernment officials have admitted that the shake-up of the electricity market to generate more green and nuclear energy will raise power prices by more than 50 per cent — much higher than indicated previously. The Energy Secretary had said that bills would go up by only £160 a year.The Daily TelegraphVAT CHANGE WILL BE USED TO HIDE 8PC PRICE RISEThe cost of many goods and services will rise by more than three times the rate of the VAT increase as businesses use the tax to mask a more dramatic price review, leading industry experts warn today. The rate of Value Added Tax rose by 2.5 percentage points at midnight, from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent – an attempt by the Coalition to reduce the deficit. But analysts believe many gyms, mobile phone companies, restaurants and shops will raise their prices by between five per cent and eight per cent, or possibly more.LLOYDS “BAD BANK” CHIEF ANDY CUMMING FEARS “RIPPLE” EFFECT IN UK ECONOMY FROM SPENDING SLUMP Andy Cumming, the man in charge of Lloyds Banking Group’s “bad bank”, has warned the UK’s economic recovery remains far from certain.THE WALL STREET JOURNALEUROPEEU INVESTIGATES HUNGARY’S SPECIAL TAXESThe European Union is investigating the legality of special “crisis” taxes imposed by Hungary on a handful of industries amid an escalating feud between the country’s new government and its increasingly outspoken critics elsewhere in Europe. Tensions have mounted as Hungary takes over the rotating presidency of the EU and could complicate the regional bloc’s efforts to make progress on a series of important measures aimed at bolstering the continent’s economic recovery.PIRAEUS RAISES FUNDS AT STEEP DISCOUNT Greece’s Piraeus Bank, the country’s fourth-largest lender, said yesterday its long-awaited €800m rights issue will be priced at €1 a share, representing a sharper than expected discount. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more


Californian tribes make sports betting regulatory pitch

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games A coalition of 18 California-based Native American tribes have put forward a proposal that could pave the way for the launch of legal wagering in the state. A coalition of 18 California-based Native American tribes have put forward a proposal that could pave the way for the launch of legal wagering in the state.The proposal, the California Sports Wagering Regulation and Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act, takes the form of a ballot measure, which if adopted would be put to voters at the November 2020 elections. It aims to amend the state constitution to legalize sports betting at limited locations, including Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks, and set a 10% gross revenue tax on licensees. “Californians should have the choice to participate in sports wagering at highly regulated, safe, and experienced gaming locations,” said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. “We are very proud to see tribes from across California come together for this effort, which represents an incremental but important step toward giving Californians the freedom to participate in this new activity in a responsible manner.” Only in-person wagering would be permitted under the Act, and limited to those aged 21 and above. Minors are further protected by advertising controls, such as a prohibition on advertising that may appeal to underage individuals, while betting on high school sports and events featuring California-based college teams will be prohibited. Read the full story on iGB North America. Californian tribes make sports betting regulatory pitch Tags: Race Track and Racino Email Address 14th November 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US California Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Tribal gaming Horse racinglast_img read more


CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgCIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCIEL Textile Limited is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of knitted garments locally and internationally. The countries in which the company sells these products include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, and South Africa. Within the company’s production line, there are fabrics, jersey-wear garments, t-shirts and polo shirts, sweatshirts, joggers, and knitwear. CIEL Textile Limited operates the sale of its products through the company’s subsidiaries such as Harris Wilson, Blu River, Aquarelle Shirt, and Floreal Boutique. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Group and is based in Ebène, Mauritius. CIEL Textile Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more


Old Mutual Limited (OMU.mw) 2018 Prospectus

first_imgOld Mutual Limited (OMU.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about Old Mutual Limited (OMU.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Old Mutual Limited (OMU.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Old Mutual Limited (OMU.mw)  2018 prospectus Company ProfileOld Mutual Limited Malawi is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key markets segments in 17 countries. Old Mutual’s primary operations are in South Africa and the rest of Africa, and it has niche businesses in Latin America and Asia. With over 170 years of heritage across sub Saharan Africa, we are a crucial part of the communities we serve and broader society on the continent. Old Mutual Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Bishop of Manchester offers prayers after suicide attack

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments (3) Pamela Payne says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 May 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm As Bishop Walker so eloquently stated, today is a day for prayer, and “to reaffirm our determination that those who murder and maim will never defeat us.” Perhaps if we remember that Love conquers hate, and strive to show that Love at all times and in all places, there will be less room for taking offense and more room for the work of God in the world. May God comfort the people of Manchester and all those affected by this tragic event. Submit an Event Listing Posted May 23, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has issued the following statement after the attack at a concert venue in Manchester in northern England in which 22 people were killed and 59 injured:“Today is a day to mourn the dead, to pray with their families and with the injured, and to reaffirm our determination that those who murder and maim will never defeat us.”Read full statement. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop of Manchester offers prayers after suicide attack Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID May 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm Where is any statement from U.S Episcopal leaders about the Manchester bombing? Are we afraid of offending someone! Well, I am offended! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Sarah Rachel says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Roger Balmer says: Anglican Communion May 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm Roger – great point – exactly. Where was he when MS13 chopped up innocent teens in Central Islip, Long Island for initiation?? The Bishop goes to Standing Rock and makes it know that he does not like our POTUS, but does not call out EVIL!!!last_img read more


Voila House / Fabian Tan Architect

first_imgCopySave this picture!© Eiffel ChongRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The brief was to transform a typical pitched roofed bungalow house into a modern contemporary home. The configuration of the bedrooms upstairs were retained, extended only to make the rooms larger. The major redesign focused on the ground floor with the disassembling of walls into open plan spaces. Save this picture!© Eiffel ChongFrom the first site visit, the large umbrella trees in the garden left a deep impression. Inspired by this, the design of the family rooms would naturally face this green serene outward view. The common areas extend into the garden, in a U-shape manner; with the private rooms and kitchen placed on the other side of the house. Save this picture!© Eiffel ChongThe umbrella trees pleasantly help shade the tropical sunlight into the double volume formal living room. A set of high revolving doors were specifically created, in order to maximise viewing angles. When closed, it provides a secured shaded screen with windows inside for ventilation, making it effectively a cool indoor living room. However, once opened, the room transforms into an unobstructed outdoor space. This circular form allows the flexibility for these swift obscuring of boundaries between the garden and the room. Save this picture!© Eiffel ChongPast the staircase behind the formal living, is the wide open plan informal living, kitchen and dining. These spaces were designed intentionally in a white palette to allow natural light to emanate through the space. At the rear end of the house, an extended dining room provides an element of privacy from the neighbouring house. Also, it offers a longitudinal view towards the garden, trees and the defining circular living room. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRecycle step by step / Dom Arquitectura + Asa StudioSelected ProjectsHeadquarters Siegle + Epple / Spacial SolutionsSelected Projects Share Area:  475 m² Area:  475 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Malaysia CopyAbout this officeFabian Tan ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuala LumpurHousesMalaysiaPublished on September 06, 2013Cite: “Voila House / Fabian Tan Architect” 06 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Voila House / Fabian Tan Architect Voila House / Fabian Tan ArchitectSave this projectSaveVoila House / Fabian Tan ArchitectSave this picture!© Eiffel ChongHouses•Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Projects ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424537/voila-house-fabian-tan-architect Clipboard “COPY”center_img 2013 Photographs Houses Year:  Architects: Fabian Tan Architect Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Eiffel ChongPhotographs:  Eiffel Chong+ 30 Share 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424537/voila-house-fabian-tan-architect Clipboard Year: last_img read more


Casa Mejorada Pavilion / Arista Cero

first_imgPhotographs:  Cesar Béjar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily 2020 Save this picture!© Cesar Béjar+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share Fernando Gómez Vivas, Mario González , André Borges Casa Mejorada Pavilion / Arista Cero CopyAbout this officeArista CeroOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureRefurbishmentRenovationMeridaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on July 24, 2020Cite: “Casa Mejorada Pavilion / Arista Cero” [Pabellón Casa Mejorada / Arista Cero] 24 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Residential Architecture “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944205/casa-mejorada-pavilion-arista-cero Clipboard Casa Mejorada Pavilion / Arista CeroSave this projectSaveCasa Mejorada Pavilion / Arista Cero Architects: Arista Cero Area Area of this architecture project Mexico Area:  102 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Photographs Year:  Lead Architect: Design Team:Valeria BorgesEngineering:PlasterCity:MéridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cesar BéjarRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Located in the Mejorada neighbourhood in the historic centre of the city of Mérida, the project transforms an unused patio into a leisure pavilion. The proposal seeks to respect the pre-existing and to build only what is essential to generate greater amplitude in the space. The tour begins through a traditional hallway typical to many properties in the historic centre, alongside the hallway three steps above, we find the pool, finished with a stone wall that blends with the existing masonry sidewalls.Save this picture!© Cesar BéjarSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Cesar BéjarThe proposal starts from two walls at the centre of the terrain, arranged differently to generate a route within the space. These walls support a steel grid which spatially generates different environments and functionally supports two quadrants with tarpaulins that creates shade on the interior. Two shaded areas are generated: a resting room with two chairs, a stool and a hammock and another area that gives access to the pool.Save this picture!© Cesar BéjarSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Cesar BéjarRegarding the material aspect, we sought to work with materials that age gracefully. Polished white cement for the floors, walls and pool, local stone on the back wall and steel to support the shadow meshes. The vegetation of the surrounding helps the users to feel as in a natural environment, despite being in the centre of the city.Save this picture!© Cesar BéjarSave this picture!© Cesar BéjarProject gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV Launches New Exhibition at the Architektur Galerie Berlin, Celebrating 30 year…Architecture NewsHKS Designs Mountain Resort for Three Volcano Park in RussiaArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Mérida, Yuc., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944205/casa-mejorada-pavilion-arista-cero Clipboard CopyResidential Architecture, Renovation•Mérida, Mexico Manufacturers: AutoDesk, COP, Comex, MALLASOMBRA, PINTURA DE VIGAS, Tecnolitelast_img read more


Climate change, oil profits and the new youth movement

first_imgDespite the know-nothing stance of the gang in the White House, climate change is a subject that hundreds of millions of people cannot ignore. Massive spring floods in the U.S. Midwest continued into June, causing billions of dollars in damage as levees were breached and fields turned into vast lakes. At the same time, California suffered numerous devastating wildfires fueled by drier than normal conditions, while prolonged drought has spurred emigration from Central America.Record temperatures have taken lives in many countries, from heat waves in Europe to even more deadly conditions in southern Asia and parts of Africa.The destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico two years ago has now engulfed that nation in a political crisis, as the governing colonial authorities imposed by the U.S. have been exposed for ripping off funds intended for hurricane relief.Students and teachers rally against climate change at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan, as part of a global day of youth action, May 24.Fossil fuel super-profits and warAt the same time, the super-rich class of U.S. billionaires, who own the political process euphemistically known as “democracy,” continue their pursuit of super-profits from fossil fuels, especially oil and gas — major contributors to global warming and increasingly destructive storms.Is it merely a coincidence that the major “trouble spots” in the world, where the threat of U.S. military intervention is ever present, are also oil producers? Think Venezuela and Iran. Venezuela has the largest reserve of untapped oil in the world and was once a major source of profit for U.S. oil companies. So was Iran, before a revolution there took back control of its natural resources. And where has the Pentagon been engaged in actual shooting wars in recent years?  Iraq, Libya, Syria — all oil producers — as well as Afghanistan, where the U.S. company Unocal planned to build pipelines to transport oil and gas from Turkmenistan, part of the former Soviet Union.Somehow, in the vast ocean of Western reporting on these wars and “trouble spots,” the connection to oil is rarely mentioned. Nor is the contribution of these wars to the huge problem of global warming. If only half of the current Pentagon budget were allocated instead to fighting climate change, the world would be a much safer, healthier place.Youth Climate Strike plannedYoung people around the world, however, are deeply conscious of this problem, which threatens their very future. The groups Fridays for Future and Youth Climate Strike have started a movement calling for a global general strike in September.Their call includes the following: “To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years.“We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer.“We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”An antidote to pessimismThis youth movement is a welcome answer to the growing pessimism over climate change. The prevailing attitude being inculcated in the U.S. is that either there is no problem (Trump’s position) or that it’s already too late to do much about it. Both are wrong.A lot is already being done, but you won’t view it in prime time or in  newspaper headlines. According to the World Resources Institute: “China accounted for 45 percent of global investment in renewables in 2017 and leads the world in installed capacity (334 GW) , followed by the United States (161 GW) and Germany (106 GW).” [GW stands for gigawatts.]So the country responsible for nearly half the world’s investment in renewable energy is the People’s Republic of China! A nation that in just a couple of generations has pulled itself up from abject poverty to become the world’s leading manufacturer.The world is changing. The stranglehold by a few imperialist countries on the world economy is breaking down. China is showing that there can be sustainable development. Of course, it took a revolution for China to get where it is. Youth around the world get it, and they are organizing.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Pence on the Ticket Will Be Good for Agriculture

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Pence on the Ticket Will Be Good for Agriculture By Gary Truitt – Jul 15, 2016 Pence on the Ticket Will Be Good for Agriculture Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleHouse Passes EPA Spending Bill Despite White House Veto Threat Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Pence on the Ticket Will Be Good for AgricultureThe selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as the Vice Presidential running mate for Republican candidate Donald Trump is good for agriculture and agricultural issues. Former Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock, who has worked with Pence for the past 2 decades on agricultural issues, says his presence on the ticket is a dream come true for agriculture, “He is our dream agricultural candidate. He really loves agriculture and has been engaged on ag issues both when we was in Congress and for the last 4 years as the governor of our state.”Don VillwockVillwock told HAT Pence not only understands the issues important to farmers but truly has a personal passion for agriculture, “He really likes farming and gets excited talking about it. Most times I see him he has on cowboy boots.”  In a 2015 interview with HAT, after riding on a combine in Cass County, Pence said, “When I am done with public life, I would like to come back and try my hand at farming.”Patrick PfingstenPatrick Pfingsten, ag lobbyist with the Corydon Group, an Indianapolis based public affairs organization, said Pence will bring credibility to the Trump ticket, especially in the Midwest, “There is no one who has less credibility on ag issues than a billionaire from Manhattan, so having Pence on the ticket is good for agriculture.” Pfingsten said Pence may help soften the anti-trade rhetoric we have been hearing from the Trump campaign, “It is really going to be interesting to see if Governor Pence is going to be able to have an influence on Donald Trump on the issue of trade.”  He points out that Pence has been pro-trade and has participated in several trade missions. He is also a supporter of TPP and has even criticized Trump for his opposition to the trade deal.Pfingsten adds Pence, a strong supporter of renewable fuels, will add a good deal of understanding to the Trump campaign on the RFS, “While Donald Trump is supportive of the RFS, I don’t think he knows too much about it. Governor Pence will add a lot of depth on this issue.” He said that, in major ethanol states like Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, and others, Pence can campaign in these key states and can speak the language on the RFS issue. Immigration will be a key issue in the campaign. This is another area, according to Pfingsten, where Trump and Pence are at odds, “When he was in Congress, Pence supported a guest worker program that agriculture needs.”  This is a starkly different position than the Trump campaign has today.Even before the official announcement was made that Pence would be the VP candidate, the character assassination began in the media. Villwock said the public should know that Pence is a genuinely nice guy, “He is really more interested in the individual and is the kind of man you can call friend.” The Knox County farmer said Pence has the kind of personality and values with which farmers can identify.National ag leaders expressed support for the choice of Pence.  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall concurred, telling the Oklahoma Farm Report that during Pence’s time on the House Agriculture Committee, he and NCBA had “a good relationship.” “He was very engaged and willing to help us on several things,” Woodall said. “We’re encouraged it’s somebody (with) their hand on the pulse of agriculture and … really probably knows what end of the cow does what.”  House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway, R-Texas, called Pence a “rock-solid guy,” but he pointed out that his opinions on agriculture may have evolved since he left Congress. “He’s now been governor of an ag-centric state, and I think he’ll have a little different perspective on how important good policy is than he may have when he was just a member of Congress,” Conaway told reporters on Thursday.Indiana GOP Representative, Jackie Walorski, added that the prospect of having someone from her home state on a presidential ticket is exciting. “I think he represented the state of Indiana well here,” she told Agri-Pulse. “Anybody that represents Indiana knows the value of ag and how important it is to the country.”last_img read more


Lawmakers say No to Potential EU-U.S. Trade Agreement Without Agriculture

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Lawmakers say No to Potential EU-U.S. Trade Agreement Without Agriculture By NAFB News Service – Mar 14, 2019 SHARE Lawmakers say No to Potential EU-U.S. Trade Agreement Without Agriculture Facebook Twitter A bipartisan group of lawmakers is demanding the Trump Administration force the European Union to include agriculture in upcoming trade talks. A group of 114 lawmakers, organized in part by Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski (IN-2), penned a letter this week to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stating, “an agreement with the EU that does not address trade in agriculture would be, in our eyes, unacceptable.” The U.S. and EU recently reached a tentative agreement to allow the U.S. access to the EU hormone-free beef quota, but the EU is pushing back against talking ag in a broader trade negotiation.The group of lawmakers say any agreement between the EU and the U.S. without agriculture “would be deficient, significantly jeopardizing Congressional support.” USTR Lighthizer does seem to agree, telling lawmakers earlier this week that the U.S. “cannot have a trade deal with the EU without agriculture,” adding “we’re at a stalemate and we’ll see how that develops.” The letter was organized by House Republicans Walorksi and Virginia Foxx, along with House Democrats Ron Kind and Angie Craig.Joining Walorski in signing the letter from Indiana were House Republicans Susan Brooks (IN-5), Jim Banks (IN-3), Jim Baird (IN-4), and Larry Bucshon (IN-8). Previous articleNitrogen Application May be a Problem and It’s National Ag Day on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleEthanol Groups Condemn New Small Refinery Waivers NAFB News Servicelast_img read more