Ag Leadership Changes Coming in 2015 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 6, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Leadership Changes Coming in 2015 Ag leadership changesBig changes are in store for agriculture in Congress after Tuesday’s sweeping GOP wins that put the party in control of the Senate starting next year. There will be a new chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and American Farm Bureau’s Dale Moore says it’s likely a senator thought to be at risk of losing his race at one point in Kansas.“Most everyone talks about Senator Pat Roberts, having won his reelection effort, is the most likely candidate. If he is the new chairman of the ag committee on the Senate side, it would be him unique in the sense that he’s also chaired House Agriculture Committee.”There will also be a change at the top of the House Agriculture Committee even with that body remaining under Republican control.“Republicans put term limits in terms of the number of years that individuals can serve as chairman of the committee, so Chairman Frank Lucas is stepping down after this Congress. I’m sure he’s going to remain on the committee, and the most often mentioned new chairman is Representative Mike Conaway from Texas.”Moore sees limited agriculture legislative action in the post-election lame duck session, which must at least extend expiring stop-gap funding of the government.“We are hopeful that we’ll see something on the tax extenders, hopefully for us it’s the Section 179 and the bonus depreciation, the two that are right at the top of our list, but it’s that whole package of tax extenders. I think it would surprise me if we saw the lame duck address issues of Waters of the U.S. We’ve also heard rumors, but I kind of discount that the lame duck is going to take time to work on any of the trade issues. I think those are all issues that are going to be on the table come the new Congress.”Immigration reform should be on the table too, and AFBF has pushed for that to boost the seasonal labor force. But that could still be a problem if the president upsets conservatives with unilateral action on illegal immigrants. Other big issues for the American Farm Bureau include budget and spending bills, continued farm bill implementation and state attempts to label GMO foods.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articlePeterson: Opening Farm Bill in Next Congress Puts Everything in JeopardyNext articleFair Oaks Pig Adventure Offering National Internship Opportunity Andy Eubank
Top StoriesSC To List Review, Curative Petitions During Lockdown LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 April 2020 4:30 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has informed that Curative Petitions and Review Petitions, which are ready for hearing, will be listed by Circulation in-Chambers during the lockdown period w.e.f. Tuesday the 21st April, 2020 as per the list to be issued separately. SC to list curative petitions and review petitions, which are ready for hearing, by circulation in chambers during lockdown period from…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 Supreme Court has informed that Curative Petitions and Review Petitions, which are ready for hearing, will be listed by Circulation in-Chambers during the lockdown period w.e.f. Tuesday the 21st April, 2020 as per the list to be issued separately. SC to list curative petitions and review petitions, which are ready for hearing, by circulation in chambers during lockdown period from April 21. pic.twitter.com/64zZPz1yOJ— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 18, 2020In another notification, the SC informed that short category matters, death penalty matters, and family law matters, which are ready, can be listed for hearing through video conferecing mode, subject to the availability of the concerned bench and the prior approval of the Chief Justice of India.Parties desirous of taking up such matters through video conferencing have to furnish joint consent along with particulars of the matters earliest, latest by April 24 to the following email address: “[email protected]” SC decides to hear short category matters, death penalty matters and family law matters, which are ready for hearing, via video conferencing. Parties desirous of listing such matters to make joint consent application by April 24. pic.twitter.com/d0zXztpFhb— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 18, 2020Next Story
NewsHub 8 November 2016Family First Comment: The message to families from Oz politicians: Yes the Australian Labour and Green parties will take your vote if it gets them elected, but once elected, you’re completely irrelevant when you get in the way of their agenda. #selectivedemocracyPS: did they hear about the death threats and abusive emails that we and other supporters of marriage received during NZ’s debate?The Australian federal government’s proposal to hold a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage has been vetoed in the Senate.The bill was defeated by opposition parties Labor and the Greens, who say a public plebiscite would allow hatred to be voiced towards the LGBTI community. They would rather see a direct vote made in Parliament.On Monday night (local time), the proposal was voted down 33 to 29.A defeat would result in delaying same-sex marriage in Australia for years to come, Attorney-General George Brandis had said earlier.“Stop playing politics with gay people’s lives, because that is all that you are doing,” Senator Brandis told the parliament.“A vote against this bill is a vote against marriage equality.”READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/world/australian-same-sex-marriage-vote-bid-rejected-2016110813
The #DallasCowboys are picking up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott’s rookie contract.📰 https://t.co/GGqyr0jhMy pic.twitter.com/P3AtXZ2vF2— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 24, 2019Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones had told reporters last week that the team “obviously” would exercise Elliott’s fifth-year option. Marshawn Lynch retiring — again — from NFL, report says Ezekiel Elliott will be in Dallas for another year.The Cowboys exercised the fifth-year option on their top running back’s rookie contract, the team announced Wednesday, keeping him with the team through 2020. Elliott, 23, is set to make $3.9 million in base salary this season, but his pay will jump to $9 million in 2020. Related News Steelers working on Ben Roethlisberger extension, report says Last season, Elliott rushed for a league-leading 1,434 yards with six touchdowns. In his three seasons in the league, Elliott has rushed for 4,048 yards and 28 touchdowns and has led all tailbacks in rushing for two of the three years.Elliott, who has yet to miss a game because of an injury, was suspended for six games in 2017 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations made by an ex-girlfriend. Cowboys’ Amari Cooper describes relationship with Dak Prescott
Alphonso DaviesDoha, Qatar | AFP | Born in an African refugee camp, a Canadian international at 16 and now a Bayern Munich player aged just 18, Alphonso Davies’ life already reads like a movie script.“It’s like something out of a film,” admits Bob Lenarduzzi, president of the Vancouver Whitecaps, referring to the talented teenager for whom Bayern reportedly paid $13 million (11.4m euros) — the highest transfer fee ever for a Major League Soccer player.The Canadian officially became a Bayern player on January 1, and is still pinching himself to be training alongside his heroes at the club’s winter training camp in Doha.“When I was younger, I would watch these guys on TV and play with them on FIFA (the football video game) – now I’m meeting them in real life, playing alongside and against them,” he says.“When I walked into the dressing room for the first time, the first person I saw was (Arjen) Robben and I couldn’t believe it was him — I was like ‘wow’.”– Fledgling talent –It’s all a far cry from how the fleet-footed forward first came into the world.Davies was born at the turn of the century in a refugee camp in Ghana, where he spent the first four years of his life, after his parents fled civil war in Liberia.“When we went to get our food, we had to step over corpses,” according to Davies’ mother, Victoria, in a grim reference to life in the camp. To escape the squalor, his parents migrated to Canada, first to Windsor, Ontario, then to Edmonton, Alberta.In the country where ice hockey is king, Davies started to show huge potential with a football in after-school games at primary school and his talent was quickly spotted.“The child was a gift to the game,” remembered Tim Adams, founder of the after-school league ‘Free Footie’ where Davies first stood out.He joined a football academy in Edmonton and as a 14-year-old he impressed on trial in Vancouver, where he joined the Whitecaps youth system.Then the records started tumbling.Aged 15 years and eight months, he became the youngest Canadian to play in the MLS.Aged 16, seven months, he became the youngest Canadian international, named in the squad days after becoming a citizen.In July 2017, Davies ended up as the joint top-scorer with three goals at the CONCACAF Gold Cup as Canada lost in the quarter-finals to Jamaica, who in turn went down 2-1 to the USA in the final.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
By Anastasia MillickerAlthough Red Bank Catholic seniors have graduated, a group of them hopes they left an impact on current and incoming freshmen with their “I love me” campaign.In a semester-long campaign that ended last month-May, Student Assistance Counselor Kathleen Booth, co-chairs Olivia De Felice and Lauren Hughes and a group of 15 seniors shared their stories about the importance of self-value and self-respect.“A senior can now reflect on what is important and what is not in high school and they can be a great reference for younger students,” Booth said.The campaign began during Catholic Schools Week, the first week of February. Red Bank Catholic High School hosted guest speaker, Justin Fatica, who spoke about self-worth while promoting the Catholic faith with his Tough As Nails Ministry.After hearing Fatica’s story, students decided to share their stories of self- empowerment and knowledge by having classroom presentations to the RBC freshmen and Saint James eighth-graders, Booth said.Red Bank Catholic Student Assistance Counselor Kathleen Booth, second from left, joins seniors, from left, Joe Coscarcaelli, Allie Arnone, Anthony Dorsi and, Ryan Slate. They led a self-esteem project at the school this year.Students created and sold “I Heart Me” shirts in pink and gray, with monetary donations going toward the Tough As Nails Ministry. They shared stories and poems of self-respect over the intercom during morning announcements.Senior Joe Coscarelli advocated the importance of grades to freshman classes during the program. Coscarelli, a Matawan resident, said he started his freshman year at RBC focused on football but realized that football was not the only thing that mattered in high school.“I needed school and I wanted to play football and hang out with my friends,” Coscarelli said. “I had to learn to separate the wants and needs.”Ryan Slate said a topic close to him was the significance of bullying. Using the movie Bully as an example, Slate asked students if they had ever been involved in either side of a bullying situation. All the students raised their hands. Then Slate talked about the hurt and pain that comes from this. He believes no one really wants to hurt others but we all have to respect our classmates and their differences.“It was really moving,” said Slate, an Oceanport resident. “The students’ reactions were sincere and emotional and I believe I made a difference.”Allie Arnone shared her experience about being a part of a clique when entering high school but learned the importance of true friendship. Arnone, an Eatontown resident, shared that a good friend is one who brings out the best in you.Initially students were nervous because teachers were in the classroom during the presentations. However, after hearing what they students had to say, the teachers were impressed by their message, Booth said.“All teenagers make mistakes,” Booth said. “You make a bad choice but it’s not the mistake that defines you but it’s how you handle it.”In addition to students going to classrooms, parents also were involved with the campaign and donated the “I Heart Me” banner hanging in front of the school.Booth said she has known many of the students since their first year and has seen them progress while at RBC.“The seniors once again will be freshmen, now in college,” Booth said. “I believe they will take this message of the importance of self respect with them.”Senior Anthony Dorsi said with the confidence he gained through the “I love me” campaign, he plans to branch out in college by becoming involved and networking.Dorsi, a Millstone resident, believes one of the most important lessons, he learned through the club and campaign was the importance of self-worth.“You need to love and value yourself before you can reach out and love others,” he said.
Story and photo by Jay CookSANDY HOOK – It was hard to believe the amount of fog that covered the barrier island on an unseasonably warm Saturday morning.While crossing the Captain Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge from Highlands to Sea Bright, neither the ocean or the bay were visible from the bridge’s peak.Yet, at the tip of Hook, skies were clear and sunny for 70 people gathered at the third Winter Seal and Waterfowl Walk hosted by the American Littoral Society (ALS), all anxious to catch a glimpse of some of the local Harbor Seals that call Sandy Hook home from November through March. It was one of the largest number of nature lovers the society has attracted to its walks.When one of them asked if the dense fog would push the mammals away, the society’s executive director Pim Van Hemmen admitted he had no control, “We don’t own the seals,” he joked.Leading the tour was Jeff Dement, an ALS naturalist and director of the fish-tagging program. He claimed the fog was “conspiring against us this morning.” Unfortunately, he was right. No more than a trio of seals could be seen resting on the sandbars. During low tide, they like to stay bayside in an effort to catch some rays and relax from a day’s worth of fishing, he explained.The hikers were greeted by a surprise appearance from a bottlenose dolphin, kicking towards the Shrewsbury River.Instead of waiting on the fog to pass, Dement led a caravan of cars down to Plum Island, a marshy outcropping famous for its bird displays. Collections of Buffleheads and Brant Geese floated off in the distance, with the bridge towering in the background. Dement said it was one of the most striking views along the East Coast.Lot E marked the final parking destination for the remaining hikers, just as the clock hit noon. A quick walk along the beach was followed by a hike though the Old Dune Trail. Shade from Sandy Hook’s maritime forest, mostly old cedar and holly trees, guided the group for a walk alongside prickly pear cacti and a surprising fresh-water pond.“It’s pretty special, and endangered as well,” said Dement. “The National Park Service takes that piece of land pretty darn seriously.”Across the street, binoculars and cameras were unpackaged as the fog began to lift, ever so slightly. Still, to no avail, it remained thick, right around the time when the tide was dead-low.Although the Harbor Seals made only a brief appearance, it was still an enjoyable and educational morning for the 40 or so who stayed for the whole tour. It highlighted other areas of Sandy Hook not everyone sees when simply parking at the beaches.“The seals are what gets everyone out here – people are excited to see seals – but there’s a lot more out here to rope them into the environment,” said Stevie Thorsen, ALS’s educational director.After a short, three-minute drive back to the society’s headquarters at 18 Hartshorne Drive, the naturalists were greeted with the aroma of New England clam chowder wafting out the back door.While sitting on the front porch, with a cup of that chowder in hand, Victoria Lesoine looked to her son Nikolaus, who enjoyed the limited seal-watching action that morning.“He was excited just to see their heads bobbing,” said Lesoine, a Hawthorne resident.“I just want him to spend more time outdoors,” she continued. “Get him involved in the environment, less time spent on video games.”Damani Parran, a father of three, drove 40 minutes for the walk that morning. While growing up outside of Washington, D.C., he said he never fully embraced the city. That just fuels him more as a dad.“I’m trying to make sure my kids have memories with all of this now,” he said.The next Winter Seal and Waterfowl Walk is scheduled for Monday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Spectators are advised to dress for the weather and expect to walk a mile on sandy beaches. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, visit littoralsociety.org or call 732-291-0055.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Sevilla make Man Utd defender Bailly number one targetby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla are chasing Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.The Ivory Coast international has struggled to find form and regular game time this season.He was sent off in his most recent appearance at home against Bournemouth.And Marca reports he is wanted by Sevilla.Their boss Pablo Manchin sees him as the man to bolster the team’s back line.Ivan Marcano, Diego Carlos and Fernando Calero are possible backups should United refuse to sell.
North Carolina held off 1-seed Virginia in tonight’s ACC semifinal, and if Duke can take care of business against Notre Dame later on, the two in-state rivals will meet for the league’s tournament title on Saturday. If so, Blue Devils AD Kevin White may want to find another seat.White, sitting on press row at the Greensboro Coliseum, was completely taken out by North Carolina big man Brice Johnson near the end of the game. Johnson was chasing down a loose ball and somehow wound up jumping onto the table and accidentally tackling the Duke AD.UNC’s Brice Johnson Tackles Duke AD Chasing Loose Ball #LifeComesAtYouFast http://t.co/qPDeUegWEk— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) March 14, 2015We have a feeling that North Carolina fans are going to enjoy sharing this one.