Still Pushing and Hoping for a Vote on USMCA

first_img Still Pushing and Hoping for a Vote on USMCA SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 3, 2019 Previous articleNew Officers Elected at National FFA Convention in IndyNext articleHoosier Farmer Testifies at EPA RFS Hearing on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Still Pushing and Hoping for a Vote on USMCAcenter_img SHARE Leave this field empty if you’re human: Facebook Twitter Hope-for-USMCA-movementLast week was a busy one for Congress. They were busy with impeachment, but was there any activity on matters like passing the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did comment on USMCA, saying lawmakers were “reasonably close” to reaching an agreement with the Administration.And some who want to see USMCA ratified were optimistic. Lesly McNitt, Director of Public Policy for National Corn Growers Association feels there is definite movement behind the scenes.“I’ve been up on the Hill a lot talking to a lot of really exciting new members of Congress, freshmen on both sides of the aisle,” she said. “They’re all working really hard on bipartisan issues that are important to the American people. It’s not getting the headlines, but they’ve been talking about these things. They’ve been considering the merits of USMCA and of a lot of other issues that are important to agriculture well before impeachment was on the table, and I think this wins on the merits of the actual trade agreement itself, and hopefully yes, there is motivation to come together and deliver for the American people.”But many in the agriculture industry still wonder if the impeachment investigation of President Trump will get in the way of passing USMCA. California Democrat Representative Jim Costa says things can and will get done “not withstanding the deep, deep partisan divides that we’re witnessing.”Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs at the National Pork Producers Council, is also somewhat optimistic all sides can reach an agreement on labor concerns around USMCA, and he says producers need the agreement in place.“Certainly, Ambassador Lighthizer and the administration have been willing to work with House Democrats to find a solution to their concerns,” Giordano said. “I’m guardedly optimistic that they can do this, and it’s very important to our pork producers and we’re continuing to push for a vote this Congress to get USMCA passed and implemented.”He said zero-tariff trade in pork in North America must be maintained.Source: NAFB NewsSubscribe to our free daily newsletterlast_img read more

Welfare officers told to show leniency towards struggling Limerick families

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Previous articleSubstance misuse on the rise in LimerickNext articleChristmas joy for Limerick City flood victims Alan Jacques Willie O’Dea TDCOMMUNITY Welfare officers in Limerick have been told to show leniency to people who cannot find rental properties which are below the rental cap, which is currently €400 or less for a married couple.According to Limerick Fianna Fail TD, Willie O’Dea, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has been in touch with the regional manager to stress the need for flexibility in relation to rent caps in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy O’Dea, who is his party’s spokesman on social protection, insists that the rent caps in Limerick are completely unrealistic and from now on Limerick people should see a change in approach from welfare officers.“Community Welfare Officers in Limerick must now show flexibility as they do in Dublin already. I represent Limerick city and I am dealing with cases week in and week out. My experience is that no flexibility is being shown in the Limerick area,” he claimed.At the moment in Limerick, the rent cap for a married couple is €400 per month. There is no place suitable for a married couple in the Limerick city area available for €400 per month.The cap for a married couple with one child is €500 per month. Deputy O’Dea points out that there is nowhere in Limerick city with accommodation suitable for a married couple and a child available for €500 per month.“Such accommodation would cost at least €800 per month and if one asks any auctioneer in Limerick, he or she will confirm that. There is a real problem. In some cases, people are paying rent top-ups or under the counter payments which are, strictly speaking, illegal.”“In future, when for example, a married couple comes into a CWO and say the only place available to them is above the rent cap of €400, it will be up to the CWO to investigate the matter and show flexibility if appropriate,” he explained. NewsLocal NewsWelfare officers told to show leniency towards struggling Limerick familiesBy Alan Jacques – December 18, 2014 825 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGScommunity welfare officersDepartment of Social ProtectionFianna FáillimerickMinister for Social Protection Joan BurtonWillie O’Dea TD last_img read more

Temporal properties of magnetospheric line radiation

first_imgMagnetospheric line radiation (MLR) events are relatively narrowband VLF signals that sometimes drift in frequency and have been observed in both ground-based and satellite data sets. We present the results of a survey undertaken on the basis of measurements made of MLR events observed at Halley, Antarctica (75°30′S, 26°54′W, L ≈ 4.3), in June, July, September, and December 1995, specifically looking at the temporal properties of Halley MLR events. We find that (1) single MLR lines described in previous papers tend to be comprised of up to 3 lines with widths of 5–10 Hz. (2) The multiple lines show highly variable spacings (e.g., 6), which affects only 8% of the total MLR events in this study. For smaller storms, there is little effect, although MLR events tend not to occur when the geomagnetic activity has been quiet in the previous 48 hours. (7) There is no dependence of MLR occurrence rates upon the instantaneous levels of geomagnetic activity. (8) The average duration of a typical MLR event at Halley is ∼ 30 min, quite similar to previous reports.last_img read more

Douglas urges financial security

first_imgVermont Jump$tart, inconjunction with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal FinancialLiteracy, is an all-volunteer coalition of individuals, businesses, andorganizations seeking to promote financial literacy among Vermont youththrough classroom instruction and co-curricular programs to give young people the financial knowledgeand tools they need to become successful adults. Vermont Jump$tart isalso committed to working with youth-oriented organizations. Contact: JasonGibbs (802) 828-3333 GOVERNOR “Learning how to earn, save and manage money is a veryimportant skill for young Vermonters to learn,” the Governor said.  “I am pleased to join with VermontJump$tart to urge young Vermonters to learn more about this important lifeskill.” prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”/>State of VermontOFFICE OF THE GOVERNORFor ImmediateRelease:Thursday, April 13,2006 To learn more about their resources, programs and initiatives, pleasevisit is external). JAMES H. DOUGLAS Governor Urges Young Vermonters to Hone FinancialSkills Montpelier, Vt.–Governor Jim Douglas today joinedthe Vermont Jump$tart for Personal Financial Literacy (the Vermont Jump$tartCoalition) to urge young Vermonters to develop strong financial literacyand management skills and declare Financial Literacy for Youth Month.   Governor Douglas said it is important for youngVermonters to learn the value of properly managing financial assets.  ###last_img read more

Pronet Gaming strengthens offering with EasySwipe integration

first_img ESA Gaming: The ‘lightweight’ weapon in an operator’s cross-sell arsenal August 19, 2020 Related Articles Pronet Gaming has strengthened its games portfolio after agreeing to integrate ESA Gaming’s EasySwipe portfolio.EasySwipe is a lightweight HTML5 mobile-first library of games which allows players to swipe between playing classic casino games and placing bets on their favourite sports.As part of the integration, Pronet Gaming’s partners will benefit from slots such as Fruit Staxx and table games including roulette and blackjack. The agreement will also include the integration of the football-themed instant win game Goal Mine.Bobby Longhurst, Pronet Gaming CCO, said: “A new wave of players have enjoyed casino games following the suspension of live sport, and with many leagues and tournaments anticipated to make a return in the near future, cross-selling will become crucial.“It’s for that reason we are delighted to have agreed a deal to integrate ESA Gaming’s EasySwipe portfolio, allowing players to enjoy both sports betting and casino experiences at the swipe of a finger.”Alessandro Sposito, Sales Manager at ESA Gaming, added: “We are very excited that Pronet Gaming is launching our EasySwipe games and are among the first to bring this game-changing product to operators.“Our products offer instant cross-selling and added revenue opportunities to sportsbooks which is sure to appeal to Pronet Gaming’s partners during a crucial time for the industry.” Share Pronet: Understanding the ‘new normal’ for the Premier League July 17, 2020 Submit Alessandro Sposito, ESA Gaming: Lightweight games for a heavy impact in Africa July 21, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more