Roberts, Stabenow, Pressing USDA on Canada Dairy Policy

first_img Senate Agriculture Committee leaders want the Department of Agriculture to address a dairy pricing issue between the U.S. and Canada. Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow are pressing USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office to provide continued engagement with Canada over its dairy pricing policies that are harmful to U.S. dairy producers.In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the Senators say: “The potential for further and greater injury to U.S. producers will only continue to grow if this scheme remains in place.” The Senators also asked USDA and the USTR office to evaluate all tools available to mitigate any damaging effect from the pricing scheme being implemented by Canada.Source: NAFB News Service Roberts, Stabenow, Pressing USDA on Canada Dairy Policy By Hoosier Ag Today – May 16, 2017 Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 17, 2017Next articleMeet the 2017 Indy 500 Milk People Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Roberts, Stabenow, Pressing USDA on Canada Dairy Policy Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Sea Bright Voters Elect Kelly, Birdsall To Council

first_imgBy Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – Republican incumbent Brian Kelly, who has served on the council for 11 years, was reelected to the Borough Council by a large margin for another three-year term, according to unofficial results.Newcomer independent Kevin Birdsall was also elected to the council for a three-year term, beating out Kelly’s Republican running mate, Jennifer Walsh, and independent Linda Lamia.Republican Peggy Bills decided not to run again for the council seat after 11 years as a member because she no longer had the time to dedicate to the position. “I learned a lot, I’m glad I did it,” she said Tuesday.According to the Monmouth County Clerk’s office, Councilman Kelly received 561 votes, and Walsh got 303; Birdsall received 383 with Lamia tallying 151.The 6-member council now has three Republicans: Kelly, Council President Jack Keeler and John Lamia. There are also two Democrats and now one independent, Birdsall.But recently, important issues in the borough have seen council members of the same party divided in their decisions on what is the best course of action for the council to take.When the bond issue to pay the town’s $5.7 million share of the $13 million cost to replace the fire house, library, police headquarters and the existing Borough Hall was opposed by Keeler and Lamia, who said the projected costs were too high and had to be lowered, Kelly and Bills joined with the two Democrats on the council, Charles Rooney III and Marc Leckstein, to pass the bond ordinance.And when a petition signed by borough residents forced a referendum on the bond issue the council had passed, Republican Kelly went door to door with Democrats Rooney and Leckstein to ask for votes for approval of the bond issue.Birdsall, 45, a computer programmer and developer, said after the election results were announced that he was “nervous and excited.”“I love this town. I feel I identify with those who are the heart and soul of the town,” he said.In an interview before the election, Birdsall said he was against the discussed noise ordinance that would limit noise levels after 10 p.m.“It’s always been a fun shore town and had the energy of outdoors,” he said.After the election results were read at Borough Hall, 48-year old Kelly, the president of Sea Bright Solar, said he was happy to be able “to see all the projects go through” that he has been working on as a council member. He cited the progress on the new library and beach facility building and municipal complex, which he had championed from the beginning through the final approval by a referendum that permitted a bond issue.Kelly said the streetscape project would begin in the borough next week.This project will include bumping out sections of sidewalks on Ocean Avenue so pedestrians will have a shorter distance to cross the busy highway, and placing decorative street lights, new signage, landscaping and trees, and more benches.Part of the proposal was to eliminate parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue and have head-out-angle parking, where motorists would back into an angled parking spot.Before the election, Kelly said that part of the project, which was being carried out by the state Department of Transportation, was now in question. Tuesday night, he said he was not sure what would be done in regard to it.Frank Lawrence, a staff administrator for the borough, said Wednesday the decision had not yet been made. He said on the state and town level there was support both for including or removing the new parking method in the town.Lawrence said one of the problems with the plans for the street changes, including bicycle lanes on both sides of Ocean Avenue and the new parking method was the narrowness of the street, which could not be changed.last_img read more

Madison Bumgarner dominates again, Giants take down A’s in Bay Bridge Series opener

first_imgIn a second … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — In the challenging months of April and May, Madison Bumgarner asked for patience.Despite an ERA that frequently hovered above 4.00 and peripheral statistics that suggested a regression, Bumgarner believed his numbers would eventually look like they did during the best years of his career.With fewer than seven weeks left in the regular season, who’s still doubting him?last_img

Baguio to NLEX in three-team shakeup

first_imgKaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tilt UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The 36-year-old Baguio will rekindle his partnership with former teammates JR Quiñahan and Larry Fonacier in NLEX as Guiao slowly bolsters his roster with tested veterans.Baguio has been averaging 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBaracael, meanwhile, will bring his toughness to the Batang Pier after toiling the bench in NLEX.Ababou, on the other hand, hopes to reboot his career plagued with injuries as he joins an upstart Phoenix crew. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRebuilding NLEX from the ground up, coach Yeng Guiao has secured another familiar face as he reunites with 6-foot-2 guard Cyrus Baguio in a three-team trade set to be approved by the PBA Commissioner’s office  Tuesday afternoon.Sources close to the situation disclosed that the deal will send the former UST star to the Road Warriors, Mac Baracael to GlobalPort, and Dylan Ababou along with NLEX’s 2020 second round pick to Phoenix as the three teams swapped veteran swingmen.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Afridi urges teammates to give their best in World Cup

first_imgPakistan captain Shahid Afridi has urged his players to stand up and perform in the World Cup after a disappointing defeat against England in their warm-up match.”This is not the first time we are saying sorry for our performance. All of us as a team now have to perform and give our best in the World Cup,” Afridi told Geo News channel in Mirpur, Dhaka.Afridi, who did not play in the Pakistan-England warm-up tie on Friday, said it was imperative for the senior players to perform so that the youngsters could also seek inspiration from them.”The senior players including myself have a very important role to play in this World Cup. We must show the way to the youngsters who are playing in the tournament for the first time,” he said.”What is clear is that everyone has to now perform and play responsibly if the team is to do well in this World Cup.There is no time now to experiment.”Afridi informed that the team management had more or less decided upon their first playing combination for the World Cup.”The combination is set and now we are just paying a lot of attention to the fitness levels of the players. Which is going to play a crucial role in this World Cup because of the weather conditions and the pitches.”Stating that the players were completely focussed, the experienced allrounder said that the team was ready for all the challenges.”It is a good sign that the players are concentrating hard on the tournament and everyone wants to do well. It is important for us to make an early impact in this competition and get the momentum going.”advertisementMeanwhile, Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam played down the fines imposed on pacers — Wahab Riaz and Shoaib Akhtar — for returning late from a private dinner.”There is good discipline in the team and we have made ourselves clear to the players. Discipline is a must. I am happy that the players themselves realise this,” he said.Intikhab also played down the selection of Pakistani players for dope tests, insisting this was the prerogative of the ICC anti-doping committee.”It is a routine matter and not too much should be read into it. The ICC can pick any player randomly from any team for the dope tests,” he said.last_img read more

Bhuvneshwar Kumar backs Sunrisers Hyderabad middle-order to fire in playoffs

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels the flurry of wickets in the middle overs led to his side’s defeat by 22 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Sunday.  (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table)SRH lost three crucial wickets — Yuvraj Singh (19), Deepak Hooda (2) and Kane Williamson (7) — between the 13th and 17th overs which severely dented them. At one stage, they were set to cruise past KKR’s total of 171/6.”We got the start we wanted but in the middle overs we lost two-three quick wickets. We lost it there. Shikhar’s (Dhawan) wicket was important,” Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match media conference.NO ISSUES WITH THE MIDDLE-ORDERAsked if there was a problem with their middle order as they crumbled under pressure, Bhuvneshwar said: “In most matches, the top order has fired. So the middle order has got lesser chances to make runs.”But you see the likes of Yuvraj Singh have chipped in when needed, if they get more time they will make runs.”LOSS OF MOMENTUM The right-arm medium pacer also said they need to prepare well for the play-offs after losing two straight games.”We wanted some momentum going into the playoffs, we did not get it. It should not affect us much as we are through quite convincingly,” he said.ELIMINATOR vs KOLKATASunrisers have now slipped from their top-two spot and will face Kolkata Knight Riders again in the Eliminator at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday. Bhuvneshwar stresses on being focussed even after losing a bit of momentum.advertisement”We need to prepare well as we have lost the last two matches,” he added.ZIMBABWE, WEST INDIES TOUR The 26-year-old is also hopeful of getting into the national squad for the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and the West Indies.”I am hopeful of being selected tomorrow. But I am presently concentrating on play-offs and how to do well in the last few matches. Selection is not in my hands but getting into the team will be great,” he said.LEARNT FROM MUSTAFIZUR Asked what he has picked up from team-mate and Bangladesh speedster Mustafizur Rahman, he said: “You can share a bit, learn a few tricks. But you cannot pick anything from him. His action is very different from others, so he is very effective.”There is also a language problem. He shares little secrets. It has helped me and hopefully in the future it will help the Indian team while playing against Bangladesh.”last_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez: We’ll do what we can to keep Rondon

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez: We’ll do what we can to keep Rondonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez will do what he can to have Salomon Rondon become a permanent signing.On-loan West Brom striker Rondon has netted four goals in six games including a winner here that shot Newcastle to six points clear of the bottom three, with Fulham to play next week.”I am happy with him, but still he can improve,” he said.”I don’t want to give too much credit to him, and I mean by that that I don’t want to take too much credit from the others.”He is doing a great job for the team, but we have to support him a little bit more.”If he has more support, if he has more crosses and passes into him, then he will score more goals because he can do it.”Anyone can do it if you give them more assists, but I think with Salomon, if the team puts the ball in the right position then he will also be on the end of the crosses, or at the end of the passes.”Asked if Newcastle could net him permanently from West Brom, Benitez said: “It will be fine. Hopefully he can start scoring a lot of goals, and then you can ask me this in a few weeks and hopefully it can be positive then, too.”He has not surprised me. He knows he can improve – so he will work hard. His strength maybe is to hold the ball.” last_img read more

10 months agoBrian Stock joins Bournemouth academy coaching staff

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brian Stock joins Bournemouth academy coaching staffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Bournemouth midfielder Brian Stock has joined the club’s academy coaching staff.Bournemouth have appointed Stock as the under-14s lead coach.The former midfielder made over 150 appearances for the Cherries between 2000 and 2006. He said, “Calling time on my footballing career was a very tough decision, however with this opportunity at the club where I started my journey and a club so close to my heart made it an easy one! “I’m looking forward to working with all the academy staff and players at AFC Bournemouth and am excited at starting a new chapter in my career.” last_img read more

Bahri Orders Bulker Quartet from Hyundai

first_imgzoom Bahri Dry Bulk Company, a majority-owned subsidiary of the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), has inked contracts with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of four bulk carriers. Bahri said that the total price tag for the four newbuildings is USD 120 million, i.e., USD 30 million per ship.However, the shipping company did not announce how the contracts would be financed, adding that these details are expected to be revealed at a later time.The bulkers are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2020 from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.“The financial impact of these contracts will appear after the delivery of the vessels,” the company added.As described by their owner, the ships are designed to the latest international technical specifications and are fitted with environmentally-friendly specifications and high efficiency in fuel consumption, with a capacity of 80,000 metric tons per carrier.The order comes as Bahri embarks upon fleet expansion aimed at meeting the needs of the local and global markets.On the other hand, for Hyundai, the contracts have been secured at a critical moment, as the shipbuilder is faced with the insufficient workload and is asking around 5,000 of its workers to take leave of absence.As reported by World Maritime News, the company’s backlog stands at 85 ships, considerably lower when compared to last year’s 110 ships, with only ten vessels being constructed at the yard at the moment.last_img read more

DoT asks BSNL and MTNL to recall staff working in its offices

first_imgNew Delhi: The Telecom Department has made it clear to MTNL and BSNL managements that it will no longer accept any claims raised by them for their staff working in DoT offices on an ‘informal’ or ‘loan’ basis, without proper sanction or approval. Saddled with past claims and HR-related bills from the two cash-strapped firms, DoT has now shot-off letters to the two ailing corporations asking them to withdraw such employees. DoT has also written to its own field units and offices asking them to ensure that no such staff is retained unless strictly in compliance with the rules, that is, on deputation basis against sanctioned and vacant posts. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe move assumes significance as both Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) have approached Department of Telecom (DoT) seeking payments and reimbursements for cases where their staff worked in the Department on ‘loan’ basis. Alarmed by the claims, DoT has issued fresh instructions to its various units to avoid a similar situation in future, citing a notice issued earlier this year that such arrangements would not be allowed to continue after March 2019. DoT sources said that the idea is to ensure that these employees – engaged in the Department on informal basis – return to their offices in BSNL and MTNL. There is also no clear estimate on how many such employees are working in DoT, at present, they said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSources said payment issues have cropped up even for past reimbursement claims filed by BSNL and MTNL pertaining to such ‘loaned’ staff (without approvals) as neither Ministry of Finance nor Department of Personnel support such payments. The past claims by the two telecom corporations in this regard, adds up to almost Rs 300 crore, sources pointed out. “Even the past claims are stuck, so DoT is trying to avoid a similar situation in future,” one of the sources added. Distressed telecom PSUs MTNL and BSNL have been incurring losses and have been facing problems in clearing staff salaries on time in recent past. The massive cash crunch has prompted the two organisations to chase outstanding dues and receivables from all avenues. The loss-making telecom firms have also approached the Telecom Department for immediate help to tide over their financial crisis, that was aggravated due to sustained competitive heat in the market following entry of Reliance Jio. A revival plan – that entails components like Voluntary Retirement Service (VRS) and allocation of 4G spectrum – for the state-owned telecom firms is under active consideration. The employee cost of BSNL is 75.06 per cent and that of MTNL is 87.15 per cent of their total income, while the same for private telecom companies varies between 2.9 per cent to 5 per cent. According to data shared in the Lok Sabha in June this year, the market share of MTNL in the two circles where it operates (Mumbai and Delhi) has declined to 6.95 per cent at the end of 2018-19 from 7.37 per cent in 2016-17.last_img read more