By Gary Truitt – Jan 8, 2018 Facebook Twitter Trump Pledges Fair NAFTA Deal Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleAnother Memorable Presidential Visit to AFBF ConventionNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 9, 2018 Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Pledges Fair NAFTA Deal Trump Pledges Fair NAFTA DealFor the first time since 1992, the President of the United States attended the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation underway this week in Nashville. In his remarks to the closing General Session, the President said he is working on a NAFTA agreement that is fair for U.S. agriculture, “On NAFTA, I am working very hard to get a better deal for our farmers and ranchers and for our manufacturers.” He added the negotiations, which are underway, are difficult. He also pledged to review all U.S. trade agreements, “To make sure they are fair and reciprocal.”Mr. Trump got a standing ovation when he talked about the elimination of the estate tax in the just passed tax reform measure, “From now on, most family farms and small business owners will be spared from the punishment of the deeply unfair estate tax. Now you can keep your farms in the family.”The President also promised to continue his efforts to cut regulations including the WOTUS. “For years, many of you have endured burdensome fines and regulations from a variety of government agencies, including the EPA and the FDA,” he stated. “The attack on your way of life has ended.” Mr. Trump said, for every new federal regulation put in place, 22 have been eliminated since he took office.In an obvious reference to upcoming mid-term elections, the President said, if democrats regain power, they will raise taxes and reimpose federal regulations against farmers. Mr. Trump pledged to stop chain migration, the immigration lottery system, and renewed his pledge to “build the wall.” He did not mention, however, any provision for a guest worker program or a way to provide a legal labor force for agriculture. The President also voiced strong support for a new Farm Bill that contains funding for Crop Insurance.After his remarks, Mr. Trump signed two executive orders to improve broadband coverage in rural areas. The executive orders will expedite requests to locate broadband facilities in rural areas and streamline the process of establishing cell towers on federal lands.
NewsLocal NewsPride of Place puts paid to County Limerick estate’s reputation for antisocial behaviourBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2015 812 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleWater protest heats up in LimerickNext articleThe Next Stage for Niall O’Halloran Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAll Ireland Pride of PlaceBallyhoura DevelopmentcastleconnelllimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick City and County Council Tenants ForumScanlon Park Advertisement Linkedin by Alan [email protected] COUNTY Limerick housing estate once plagued by antisocial behaviour is now making final preparations to impress the judges in the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.Representing Limerick in the Housing Estate category, Scanlon Park in Castleconnell is now a vibrant estate with a lot of activity down to the hard work of its residents association over the past decade.Families living in the estate are currently in full swing to prepare for the arrival next month of judges for the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.There are almost 90 houses in the Castleconnell estate with a wide range of residents – young families and children, older residents and single people. There are also several generations of families within the estate, which gives a great sense of community.Residents spokesperson, Mags Byrnes, said that new members have recently joined the residents association and have organised a wide range of estate activities including barbecues and sports days, day trips, clean ups and other events.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These events are open to all residents of any age and are kept as affordable as possible,” she explained.“The residents committee are members of Limerick City and County Council Tenants Forum and meet regularly with Ballyhoura Development regarding various activities, supports and funding which may be available to them. They have completed committee skills training and drafted an estate action plan.”The Park has strong links to the local community, particularly the Tidy Towns group and many sports clubs that residents, both adults and children, are involved in.The Lisnagry Soccer club have their pitch within the estate and St Joseph’s Graveyard shares the estate entrance.Ms Byrnes pointed out that the estate once had a reputation for antisocial behaviour in the past but this is no longer the case due to the active work of the residents and support from Limerick County Council.“We’re delighted to have our years of hard work recognised and are looking forward to showing off all our achievements in July,” she concluded. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
The BBC is searching for Northern Ireland’s best bakery for its Good Food Show, part of Bread and Baking, which is part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink.The winner will receive a free stand at the BBC Good Food Show at Belfast Waterfront (14–16 October) to showcase their produce and the opportunity to meet local celebrity chef Paul Rankin.Publishing director at BBC Worldwide Chris Kerwin said: “With a strong emphasis on local produce, local talent and the Belfast Waterfront as its backdrop, the BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland is set to be an unmissable event for any foodie’s diary.”Bakeries should record a short video, maximum two minutes long, capturing “a day in the life of the bakery” and highlighting the stages of a typical baking day.It should then be uploaded to social media, using @BBCGoodFoodShow, @NITouristBoard and the hashtag #GFSNIBakery.Deadline for all entries is 5 September.
Stressing the importance of ensuring that the brightest and the bravest don’t live in separate worlds, Britain’s Sir William Francis Butler, a 19th century lieutenant general, once said, “The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”Thanks to Harvard’s deep tradition of and respect for military service, “We will never become such a nation,” U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, J.D. ’75, said at a public address Wednesday evening at the Harvard Kennedy School.Mabus’ talk, “Universities, the Navy and the Marines: Presence, Partnership, and the Way Ahead,” marked the five-year anniversary of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program’s return to Harvard. The University formally resumed its relationship with NROTC following the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the federal policy that required gay and lesbian service members to keep their sexual preferences quiet or face expulsion. The Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps was reinstated on campus a year later.Mabus said that because of University President Drew Faust’s early leadership on the issue, other universities, including Yale, Columbia and Princeton, followed suit. He presented Faust with a Marine Corps saber as symbolic thanks for her push to reinstate NROTC at Harvard after an absence that dated back to the Vietnam War era.Faust said she was pleased that the number of NROTC and ROTC scholarship students is on the rise in the Class of 2020, and she hoped that is an indicator that more Harvard students will take on “the responsibility and privilege of defending our nation.” Only 1 percent of Americans serve in the military today.Mabus touted numerous changes the Navy and Marine Corps have instituted in recent years to modernize, using renewable energy sources, and better serving the needs and expectations of today’s all-volunteer force. The improvements include more merit-based promotions, increased paid maternity leave, more flexible time-off benefits, and the opening of all service areas, including the elite Navy SEALs and the Marine infantry, to female recruits.,From the Army encampment of General George Washington, L.L.D. 1776, in Harvard Yard to the “Bloody 20th” Regiment of mostly Harvard-educated troops that endured substantial casualties in the Civil War, the University’s ties to the military are extensive. The University was one of the six original schools to participate in NROTC beginning in 1926, and still contributes significant research to aid the military. In addition, as Mabus noted, Harvard has produced the most Medal of Honor recipients of any educational institution in the country except the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.“As citizens, we have an obligation to understand our military and to ensure that it and its members do not stand apart from our national life,” Faust said. “And as Harvard seeks to shape that society and educate its citizens and leaders, we must necessarily be connected to its military. We must ensure that Harvard students understand military service as a choice to consider and to honor even if, and especially if, they end up pursing other paths.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisACC just got a new upgrade…The community college just unveiled it’s new UAS Mobile Command Unit.Here’s that story.It’s a van equipped with computers, heat, air, electricity, but what exactly is the catch? Friday ACC unveiled its new UAS Mobile Command Unit that will allow staff, students, and community members to use and fly drones remotely. The new technology will allow users to go out and use a drone as a tool that will be beneficial for years to come.“We look at drones as tools, and tools are nothing new we always see new tools come but this is a high technology tool. How does it affect new students and jobs? Well part of working in any job is working with tools. For example the utility technician students that’s going to be a new tool that you will probably see in all utility tech folks using in the very near future. Being able to have a license and being able to legally authorize and understand and operate a drone and to inspect power lines is just one example,” Dawson said.With the new unit, users will be able to map and navigate. The unit will allow search and rescues for emergency teams; take images of accidents, and other important things for other industries. Students taking the new course will be able to gain a pilot license and become certified. Another unique feature in the unit is the battery life.“One of the deal breakers in drones is the battery life. The battery life only lasts up to 20 to 40 minutes. This is going to allow us to have an arsenal of batteries and be able to recharge batteries as necessary so we can go out and do real missions. Missions that just don’t 20 minutes. Missions that take two days perhaps or 8 hours or whatever that is, we can do that now,” Stone said.The new mobile unit cost over $150,000. There are 4 large drone platforms, and they all do different things. There are also small hobby drones that teach eye movement, which is key to learn before advancing on to bigger drones. Thanks to grants ACC is on to a brighter future when it comes to technology.For WBKB News in Alpena, I’m Star Connor.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, alpena community college, Drones, Technology, UAS Mobile Command UnitContinue ReadingPrevious Students of FIRST Robotics Brainstorm for Upcoming Steamworks ChallengeNext Alpena High School to Hold ‘Early College Program’ Meeting for Students and Parents, Wednesday
FILE PHOTO; Micho answers questions at a previous matchSoweto, South Africa | AFP | Serb Milutin Sredojevic is expected to succeed Swede Kjell Jonevret, who quit Wednesday, as coach of troubled South African club Orlando Pirates.Jonevret won only six of 18 matches in charge and his fate was effectively sealed during June when Pirates were thrashed 4-1 by SuperSport United in the South African FA Cup final.“He was a good coach, but lacked the man-management skills to deal with a lot of prima donnas in the changeroom,” a club insider told AFP.Pirates, the first South African club to be crowned African champions, have failed to lift a trophy in the past two domestic seasons.Sredojevic arrived in Johannesburg this week and although non-committal, confirmation is expected soon of his return to the Soweto club he coached for seven months before leaving early in 2007.Although he did not win any trophies, the Serb guided the “Buccaneers” to the 2006 CAF Champions League semi-finals, where they lost narrowly to CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.Sredojevic resigned as Uganda coach last weekend, six months after taking the “Cranes” to their first Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 39 years.The 47-year-old told reporters in Kampala that he had run out of patience with Uganda football officials, who owe him $64,000 (54,000 euros) in salaries.Popularly known as “Micho”, the slightly built European began coaching in Africa 16 years ago with Ugandan outfit Villa.Other clubs he worked with include Saint George of Ethiopia (twice), Pirates, Young Africans of Tanzania and Al Hilal of Sudan. Share on: WhatsApp His national coach stints were with Rwanda and Uganda, where he enjoyed considerable success.Apart from Cup of Nations qualification, the “Cranes” are challenging Egypt for a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Image Courtesy: Twitter (@ChampionsLeague)Advertisement qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3o9eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3xuyz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ju02Would you ever consider trying this?😱284hu8Can your students do this? 🌚418mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Lionel Messi’s goal scoring tally for the 2019 La Liga season opens up with a bang, as the FC Barcelona talisman nets in an incredible swerving free kick outside the box as his team devastated Sevilla by 4 goals in their latest La Liga face off at home.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter (@ChampionsLeague)The stands of Camp Nou burst in amusement as the 32 year old Argentine scored the final goal of the match in the 78th minute. Watch below as one spectator recorded the glorious moment, courtesy to Twitter fan account @BarcaUniversal.📽 — Messi’s goal against Sevilla from the stands. Genius.pic.twitter.com/VflCBmV8p2Advertisement — Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 6, 2019Advertisement The supporters went on cheering as Messi took position with the set piece solo, just outside the Sevilla penalty box. With his brilliant left foot, the Blaugrana attacker’s calculated chip went above the [email protected]’ wall, and dipped in just right, past Tomáš Vaclík into the net.A star studded Barça side proved to be dominant over former Real Madrid coach Lopetegui’s new club. The hosts took the lead in the 27th minute, thanks to Luis Suárez, and within the next eight minutes they were up ahead by 3 goals, as Arturo Vidal and Ousmane Dembélé both found their names up on the score sheet in the 32nd and 35th minute.Barcelona are now 2nd in the league table with 16 points, and will be facing SD Eibar on 19th October at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Advertisement