Home Indiana Agriculture News Stutzman Renews Efforts to Split Farm Bill from SNAP Facebook Twitter Marlin StutzmanAhead of the 4th of July recess – there was talk amongst House Republicans about splitting the farm bill into two measures. Several Congressmen who voted against the measure would like to split farm programs from nutrition programs. Indiana Representative Marlin Stutzman actually offered an amendment to the Rules Committee to split the FARRM Act apart – but it was ruled out of order. He said last week (week of June 24) what has worked in the past didn’t work. He said during a House Republican Conference meeting that members could moan and groan and blame each other or admit times have changed, things are different and a different strategy is needed. Stutzman argued the best way forward is to separate the agriculture language of the bill from the nutrition program and work on them individually. Facebook Twitter Stutzman Renews Efforts to Split Farm Bill from SNAP By Gary Truitt – Jun 29, 2013 According to Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina – a group of members told leadership they would vote for the agriculture portion with no problems if the bill were split. But according to House Ag Chair Frank Lucas – splitting the bill is unacceptable. Splitting the bill – he said – simply means not having a bill. Lucas said that is the least acceptable option – but everything else is on the table and he’s working through the scenarios with his friends. Lucas had said earlier in the week that leaders have to decide if they need to try for more Republican support or seek to bring on new Democrats. Previous articleLegislation to Restrict Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Introduced in SenateNext articleWhat are Satellite Manure Storage Lagoons? Gary Truitt SHARE Source: NAFB News Service SHARE
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News, Servicing 2019 Five Star Government Forum Ben Carson Five Star Government Forum FSGF HUD 2019-04-23 Radhika Ojha Leaders from the mortgage industry are engaging in an open dialogue with their government peers during the annual Five Star Government Forum in Washington, D.C., today. The gathering involves leaders from both sides of the industry engaging in a frank dialogue about the most pressing issues facing the mortgage and housing industries, while charting the way forward to tackle those issues.The day-long event kicked off with a morning Keynote Address by Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will include sessions discussing common-sense policy reforms, the state of the economy and the housing market, and updates on policies and regulations.During their discussion, Five Star Global President & CEO Ed Delgado spoke with Carson about topics ranging from HUD’s role in the housing market to their recent actions against Facebook, their role in disaster recovery initiatives, and more.Ed Delgado, president & CEO of Five Star Global, met with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson during the 2019 Five Star Government Forum in Washington D.C.“We are proud to host The Five Star Government Forum,” Delgado told DS News. “The open dialogue between government officials and industry stakeholders during this event is an important step towards ensuring progress across the industry.”Today’s speakers also include The Hon. Brian D. Montgomery, Acting Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD; Danielle Johnson-Kutch, Director, Office of Financial Stability, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Mark McArdle, Assistant Director, Mortgage Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Mark Palim, VP and Deputy Chief Economist, Fannie Mae; Leslie Meaux Pordzik, Acting SVP, Office of Issuer and Portfolio Management, Ginnie Mae; and Sandra Thompson, Deputy Director, Division of Housing Mission and Goals, Federal Housing Finance Agency.The event also saw Auction.com continuing a tradition by delivering a $50,000 check to Operation Homefront, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit “whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families.” The check was the first of a two-part commitment, with the second to be delivered at this year’s Five Star Conference in September.”The Five Star Government Forum represents a rare—and invaluable—opportunity for government and industry leaders to share ideas and insights,” said Marcel Bryar, Founder, Housing Gears, LLC. “We all benefit from the Forum, and the best practices shared there improve policy and compliance.””The Five Star team has put together an all-star lineup for the 10th annual Five Star Government Forum,” said Jodi Gaines, Vice Chair, CRFS. “Simply put, the decision makers and those that can influence impactful change will be in attendance. This forum is too good to miss.”Hon. Brian D. Montgomery, Acting Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD, delivers his afternoon keynote address.Tim Rood, Chairman of the Collingwood Group, told DS News, “Access to adequate and affordable housing is a bipartisan issue that has reached critical mass. The issue spans socioeconomic and geographic boundaries which can no longer be ignored. The FSGF provides influencers and stakeholders in the developing affordability crisis the forum and opportunity to explore practical solutions for policy makers to consider.”“We value the Forum because it advances the conversation about housing,” said Michael Waldron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bayview Loan Servicing. “It brings together thought leaders on policy, operations, and compliance to share experiences and insight that result in actionable takeaways that add to the evolution of our industry and the manner in which we serve consumers.”The 2019 FSGF panel and discussion lineup also includes representatives from Altisource; the American Enterprise Institute; Bayview Loan Servicing; the Collingwood Group; CRFS; Experian Consumer Information Services; FICO; Finicity; FinRegLab; Housing Gears, LLC; the Milken Institute; the National Association of Realtors; Treliant, LLC; Trott Law, PC; and Urban Institute. 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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter News Twitter Previous articleInquest hears details of kite surfer’s deathNext articleMc Loone begins talks with unions News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Pinterest The new Mayor of Letterkenny says he’s looking to the future with confidence. Fianna Fail Cllr Tadhg Culbert has previously served two terms as Council Chairperson, but this is the first time he’s held the title of Mayor.He was first elected to the council 25 years ago, but lost his seat in 1999. He was re-elected last year. Cllr Culbert says a priority will be pushing the Letterkenny 400 celebration, a designation he fought hard to secure over the past number of months.He believes the celebration will typify what he believes is a spirit of optimism in the town…….. Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – June 23, 2010 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Letterkenny’s new mayor calls for optimism
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News UpdatesAllahabad HC Disposes Plea Seeking Permission For Organizing Durga Puja With Direction To Approach DM [Read Order] Akshita Saxena6 Oct 2020 4:41 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday directed that the representations seeking permission to organise Durga Puja in Prayagraj, may be made before the concerned District Magistrate. The Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma refused to grant permission for organizing the festival as the same is “subject to guidelines prescribed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Monday directed that the representations seeking permission to organise Durga Puja in Prayagraj, may be made before the concerned District Magistrate. The Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma refused to grant permission for organizing the festival as the same is “subject to guidelines prescribed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.” It asked the Petitioners, Pronob Kumar Roy and another, to “agitate their cause before the District Magistrate, Prayagraj who will consider the cause in accordance with law and by taking into consideration the necessary guidelines given by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.” The Petitioners had sought permission to organise Durga Puja under the guidelines laid by the Central/ State/ District Administration on the eve of COVID-19. They had sought for a writ in the nature of mandamus, directing the district and police administration to call a meeting of the office bearers of the Bengali Welfare Association and the Durga Puja Committee, at least 21 days prior to taking any decision in this regard, for appraisal of their difficulties. The writ was however disposed of with a direction to approach the Magistrate. A similar direction was passed by the High Court earlier this year, in a plea seeking permission to open mosques for offering Eid prayers in congregation. Plea Seeking Opening Of Mosques Offering Eid Prayers: Allahabad HC Directs Petitioner To Approach State Authorities First Recently, the High Court permitted Majlis (religious congregation) at the Waqaf Imambada Masjid, subject to Unlock-4 guidelines and ensuring social distancing norms. “Considering the fact that no orders have been passed and only the petitioners are being restrained by means of oral communication, it is clear that the rights of the petitioner enshrined under Article 19(1) read with Article 25 are being denied without any reasons whatsoever,” the High Court had observed. Other orders passed by the Allahabad High Court on religious congregations, during pandemic: Allahabad HC Allows Recital OF Azan By Muezzin From Minarets Of Mosques Amid Lockdown Without Microphones”We Expect Organizers & UP Govt. Would Ensure Social/Physical Distancing Protocol”: Allahabad HC Dismisses PIL Against ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ Of Ram Mandir[Eid-Al-Adha] ‘Restrictions Do Not Impinge Upon Fundamental Rights Of Members Of Any Religion’; Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea To Ease COVID-19 Norms’Complete Prohibition Of Essential Religious Practices Is In Proportion To The Unprecedented Pandemic’: Allahabad HC Refuses To Permit Muharram Processions Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
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In this paper I explore potential relationships between humans and Martian polar ices. Martian ices contain within them multimillion year histories of atmospheric, geological and maybe even biological processes. Polar ices will have many scientific uses, as well as providing resources for human explorers. Their hydrogen atoms may be used to make methane fuel by combination with carbon atoms from atmospheric carbon dioxide. It would be possible to use the ice as a source of water and also of oxygen in the otherwise anoxic atmosphere. Martian polar ices could be used as a shield by human explorers: by covering a research station with ice, high energy solar particles could be absorbed, protecting explorers from potentially damaging radiation exposure. Finally, Martian ices provide a substratum over which scientific and exploratory expeditions could traverse on their way to deep field sites and the geographic poles themselves. Martian polar ices have the potential to open a new and unique chapter in the long relationship between humans and ice.
Image: The Stabroek Block is located offshore Guyana. Photo: courtesy of Hess Corporation. ExxonMobil and its partners have made oil discovery at the Tripletail-1 well located in the Turbot area on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.Drilled in 6,572ft of water using Noble Tom Madden drillship, the Tripletail-1 well is located approximately 5km northeast of the Longtail discovery.The Noble Tom Madden drillship, upon competion of operations at Tripletail, will drill the Uaru-1 well which is located approximately 10km east of the Liza Field.During drilling, Tripletail-1 well encountered approximately 108ft of high-quality oil bearing sandstone reservoir.ExxonMobil exploration and new ventures senior vice-president Mike Cousins said: “This discovery helps to further inform the development of the Turbot area.“Together with our partners, ExxonMobil is deploying industry-leading capabilities to identify projects that can be developed efficiently and in a cost-effective way.”Stabroek Block is owned and operated by ExxonMobil affiliateCovering 6.6 million acres, the Stabroek Block is owned and operated by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana with 45% stake while Hess Guyana Exploration and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana holds 30% and 25% interests respectively.Hess CEO John said: “Tripletail is the 14th discovery on the Stabroek Block and further underpins the Turbot area as a major development hub.“The discovery adds to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate of more than 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent on the Stabroek Block, with multibillion barrels of future exploration potential remaining.”Other discoveries within the block include Liza, Payara, Snoek, Liza Deep, Turbot, Ranger, Pacora, Longtail, Hammerhead, Pluma-1, Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1.The Noble Bob Douglas drillship is currently completing development drilling operations for the Liza Phase 1 project while the Stena Carron drillship is drilling the Ranger-2 well.Earlier this year, ExxonMobil and its partners have decided to move ahead with the $6bn Liza Phase 2 development in the offshore Guyanese block Stabroek following receipt of government and regulatory approvals.The Liza Phase 2 development is designed to have a production of up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day through the $1.6bn Liza Unity Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO). Located approximately 5km northeast of the Longtail discovery, the Tripletail-1 well encountered approximately 108ft of high-quality oil bearing sandstone reservoir
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Gov. Bevin Recognizes The Sacrifice of a Recently Identified Kentucky World War II SailorNavy Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson, Of Caney, Was Killed In Action On Dec. 7, 1941FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 17, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky sailor who died in World War II, but whose remains have just been positively identified.Navy Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson, 22, of Caney, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Johnson.From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu Cemeteries.In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S. personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification Laboratory at Schofield Barracks. The laboratory staff was only able to confirm the identifications of 35 men from the USS Oklahoma at that time. The AGRS subsequently buried the unidentified remains in 46 plots at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP), known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not be identified as non-recoverable, including Johnson.Between June and November 2015, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknown remains from the Punchbowl for analysis. To identify Johnson’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis. DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of the Navy for their partnership in this mission.Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000 died during the war. Currently there are 72,692 still unaccounted for from World War II, of which approximately 30,000 are assessed as possibly-recoverable.Johnson’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.Johnson will be buried Aug. 19, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.To download a photo of Navy Fireman 1st Class Johnson, click here.
A multi-million pound coastal defence scheme to shore up Rossall’s sea defences while reducing flood risk to 7,500 homes has been officially opened today (1st June 2018). It is one of the single biggest investments in a single coastal flood scheme to date.Led by Wyre Council, in partnership with the Environment Agency and main contractor Balfour Beatty, the new scheme is made up of two kilometres of sea defences. It forms one of the three projects being delivered by the Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme Partnership, alongside the recently completed Anchorsholme Coastal Protection Scheme in Blackpool and the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coastal Protection Scheme in Lytham.Designed for the next 100 years to hold back the Irish Sea during major storms, the Rossall flood defences will provide better protection to the town’s tramway, hospital and schools whilst reducing flood risk to 7,500 homes. The scheme comprises of 1.84km of sheet piles, more than 10,000 specially manufactured precast concrete units, 211,000 tonnes of stone, 46,000m3 of insitu concrete and 327,000 tonnes of locally sourced rock from 12 quarries across the north of the UK. The scheme is one of the single biggest investments the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has made in a coastal flood scheme to date.The Environment Agency builds climate change projections into the design of all of its flood defences to make sure they are fit for the future. So, aside from being an impressive piece of infrastructure within its own right, the Rossall scheme is helping in the fight against climate change by taking into account changing circumstances in sea level rise and weather patterns over the next 100 years.Construction of the scheme has also allowed for improvements to the local environment as part of the new defences. This has included the creation of a new ecology park on the landward side of the defences to enhance the area through its visual impact and environmental footprint.Known as Larkholme Grasslands, the park has been designed by Lancashire County Council with bridges and artwork by Stephen Broadbent, a British sculptor who specialises in public art. This strip of grassland, from West Way to Fleetwood Golf Club, is already classed as a Biological Heritage Site because of the rarer species of flora and fauna that grow there.The completion of the scheme delivers on a long-held vision to not only create a lagoon area behind the new defences – to act as an additional flood storage for spray coming over the seawall – but also to provide a home for local wildlife and a new green space for residents and tourists to enjoy.The park will also feature specially created sculptures by Stephen Broadbent, and, in a nod to the folklore and myth surrounding the local coastline, the new seawall at Rossall continues the story of The Sea Swallow, cementing its place on the Mythic Coast.Beginning at Cleveleys, visitors to the site can follow an artwork and poetry trail from the popular children’s book until the story ends at Rossall Point Observation Tower. Characters from The Sea Swallow, including a giant stainless steel seashell and sea ogre carved from limestone, can also be spotted along the picturesque walk.Councillor Roger Berry, Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council said: This is one of the biggest investments ever in a coastal flood scheme. It will reduce flood risk to 7,500 homes, create new green space and benefit the local economy, including by using locally sourced materials. It’s a great example of partnership: by working together the Environment Agency, Wyre Council, our other partners and the local community have helped create an even better place for people and wildlife. Sir James Bevan, Environment Agency chief executive, said: Dean Banks, Balfour Beatty Chief Executive Officer for UK Construction Services, said: Rossall’s new coastal defence scheme has been made possible thanks not only to significant government funding, but also the huge support of local government and other partners. The result is positive news for the community – regenerating the area, creating an ecology park and providing better protection for 7,500 properties from the risk of flooding. I also welcome the fact these vital defences have been constructed using local materials and expertise, supporting industry and the economy in the North West of England. We are delighted that the local community and visitors to the Fylde coast can now fully experience the extensive benefits of the Rossall scheme, which will protect thousands of nearby properties from the risk of flooding and offer a captivating promenade for people of all ages to enjoy. The project’s success is a testament to the skills and collaborative working relationship between the fully integrated delivery team, with Wyre Council and the Environment Agency. Defra Minister David Rutley said: Notes to editors327,000 tonnes of rock is the total of underlayer and main rock armour that make up the scheme. This is made of 86,342T of under layer placed and 241,000T of rock armour.The Rossall Coastal Protection Scheme has been fully funded through DEFRA grant in aid totalling £63.2m (protecting 7,500 properties). I’d like to thank all our partners for helping us to deliver the new sea defences. The completed scheme will not only protect our residents, their homes and our businesses and infrastructure, but also has provided us with a visually stunning promenade for walkers and cyclists. Locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the magnificent coastline, whilst the grasslands will give a contrasting green and natural landscape.
Dear Mountain Mama,The busy summer season already seems to be in full-swing for me. Every weekend I drive to a festival, race, or the beach. Having so many fun things to do on the weekends helps make my 9-5 office gig pass painlessly. The only hitch — I’m struggling with how to eat healthy along the way. Gas station food and fast food joints provide such a tempting quick fix to my hunger, but I often end up eating salty, sugary, and fattening foods.Help!On-the-Go Dear On-the-Go,Why not combine cooking with driving? Next time, try a Car-B-Que. Grill while you drive and enjoy a healthy meal ready to eat when you arrive at your destination.Pop your hood and check out your engine space to find ideal grilling spots. Each vehicle is different, so you want to look for places that get hot. Be careful to watch out for places where food slippage could cause damage.Next slice, season, and wrap your favorite grilled foods. Be sure to slice into thin strips so meat cooks thoroughly. Wrap in foil and secure with zip-ties to prevent food from dislodging when the engine rattles. The muffler can be another great grilling spot.On-the-Go, select lean meats and plenty of veggies to keep your diet healthy while on the road. Car-B-Ques take a little planning on the front end, but a survey of your engine and a quick trip to the grocery store means fast food stops are a thing of the past.Bon Appetit!Mountain MamaGOT A QUESTION FOR MOUNTAIN MAMA? SEND IT HERE