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USMEF Wants Level Playing Field in Japan


first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USMEF Wants Level Playing Field in Japan Facebook Twitter USMEF Wants Level Playing Field in Japan Japan is an important trading partner for U.S. agriculture, especially when it comes to beef and pork producers. That was the main topic of a panel discussion during the recent USDA Outlook Forum. USMEF Economist Erin Borror says that Japan is the leading value destination for both U.S. beef and pork. 2018 exports are expected to reach $2.1 billion and $1.65 billion, respectively when year-end data is available.She also warns that the competitive terrain in Japan has gotten much steeper for U.S. exports. That’s because of Japan’s potential trade agreements with Australia, the European Union, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, and Chile. That situation will only get worse unless the United States can establish similar access to Japanese markets.The U.S. beef export value per head of fed slaughter averaged a record $320.72 in 2018, shattering the previous high of $300.36 that was set in 2014. Japan accounts for one-fourth of that total at $82.75 a head. That ratio is similar for U.S. pork, which averaged $51.46 per head slaughtered in 2018. Japan accounted for 26 percent of the total per-head value.Source: NAFB News Previous articleBayer-Monsanto Update and U.S. Farmers Still Waiting for Action on Trade on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleAg Labor Fix is Tough to Predict Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Feb 27, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more


The Top 3 Single Family Home Markets to Follow


first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies CBSAs HOUSING HVF Pro Teck SIngle-family top 2017-10-20 Dean Terrell The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Dean Terrell Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Top 3 Single Family Home Markets to Follow Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CBSAs HOUSING HVF Pro Teck SIngle-family top Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 20, 2017 1,373 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: DIMONT Launches New Technology to Assist Servicers Next: Assurant Announces New Leadership Home / Daily Dose / The Top 3 Single Family Home Markets to Follow Pro Teck released its Monthly Housing Report using data from its Home Value Forecast (HVF) ranking system this week, showing the top 200 CBSAs in the U.S. in September 2017.  For the fifth consecutive month, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California CBSA is one of the best performing markets in the country based on September 2017 trends. Recently named as “one of the hottest markets in the country by Realtor.com”, Pro Teck attributes the San Jose metro’s high ranking to its Months of Remaining Inventory (MRI) of under four months, as well as other factors. Foreclosure sales as a percent of of Regular Sales were under six percent and the metro experienced a 15.46 percent change in Sold Price at 1,120,000 sold homes. Pro Teck believes these are all indicative of a healthy single-family housing market.When looking at the percentage in Sold Price data, Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada CBSA ranked second to San Jose CBSA with a 10.64 percentage change, followed by Tacoma-Lakewood, Washington at 8.89 percent.Regarding MRI percentage change, the same CBSAs mentioned ranked below San Jose, but their spots reversed, with Tacoma-Lakewood CBSA coming in second with a 47.58 percent change and Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise with a 44.23 percentage change in September.   Pro Teck reports that the HVF is based on a purely objective ranking system that uses nine market indicators based on directional trends. The system then identifies positive, negative, and neutral trends for a given series, which Pro Teck scores. The CBSA is calculated by summing the directional scores of each of its indicators and a declining trend in active listings is considered positive.To the see the full data set click here. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more


Donegal IFA chief urges distressed farmers to seek help as suicide prevention group reports…


first_img Twitter WhatsApp News By News Highland – November 8, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ The Chairperson of Donegal IFA has said he is not surprised at yesterday’s news there’s been a 300 per-cent rise in calls to a suicide prevention and bereavement organisation over the past six months.Financial worries and rural isolation are among some of the main issues being expressed to Console by distressed farmers.PJ McMonagle says pressure of losing REPS payments and the impact of recent poor weather is taking its toll.Mr McMonagle has called on farmers who feel they need help to reach out:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/pjifaconsole.mp3[/podcast] Donegal IFA chief urges distressed farmers to seek help as suicide prevention group reports huge rise in calls RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLegacy of Michael Collins to be examined at Letterkenny history nightNext articleAdrienne Mc Glinchey settles High Court action against Garda Comissioner and the State News Highland Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more


[Breaking] No Fresh Insolvency For Default Arising After Lockdown Declaration : Centre Brings IBC Amendment Ordinance


first_imgNews Updates[Breaking] No Fresh Insolvency For Default Arising After Lockdown Declaration : Centre Brings IBC Amendment Ordinance LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Jun 2020 7:39 AMShare This – xThe Central Government on Friday promulgated Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 to effectively suspend the operation of Sections 7, 9 & 10 of IBC with respect to default arising on or after March 25 for a period of 6 months, extendable up to maximum of one year from such date as may be notified.Also, no application for insolvency can ever be filed for the default…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 Central Government on Friday promulgated Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 to effectively suspend the operation of Sections 7, 9 & 10 of IBC with respect to default arising on or after March 25 for a period of 6 months, extendable up to maximum of one year from such date as may be notified.Also, no application for insolvency can ever be filed for the default occurring in this period. The exemption is not applicable to defaults occurring prior to March 25.This has been done by inserting Section 10A in the principal Act, stating :”Notwithstanding anything contained in Sections 7, 9 and 10, no application for initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process of a corporate debtor shall be filed, for any default arising on or after 25th March, 2020, for a period of six months or such further period, not exceeding one year from such date, as may be notified in this behalf”.Provided that no application shall ever be filed for initiation of corporate insolvency process of a corporate debtor for the said default occurring during the said period.Explanation – For the removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any default committed under the said sections before 25th March, 2020″.Also, sub-section (3) has been added to Section 66 to state that no resolution professional should file any application with respect to such default against which CIRP has been suspended as stated in Section 10A.The Centre said that it was considered expedient to suspend Sections 7, 9 and 10 of IBC to prevent corporate persons experiencing distress on account on unprecedented situation being pushed into insolvency for some time.On May 17, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, had announced the decision of the government to suspend IBC for defaults which occurred due to lockdown. Click here to download OrdinanceRead OrdinanceSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


Tesla faces fourth federal investigation in latest setback


first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  After a fatal crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board has launched its fourth active investigation into Tesla.While three of the investigations are looking into the vehicle’s Autopilot function, the latest crash is focused on the post-crash fire; specifically how first responders can best extinguish the blaze of these electric vehicles and transport the lithium-ion battery.The high-speed crash of a Tesla Model S earlier this week resulted in an intense fire, killing two local high school seniors. Witnesses said they could see the pair still moving inside the vehicle while it burned.First responders faced a similar challenge in March when another Tesla, this time while using its Autopilot system, crashed in Mountain View, California, and ignited. An investigative source told ABC News that the battery of the vehicle caught fire again a week later after the car was towed to an impound lot.Federal probes into lithium-ion battery fires are not limited to Tesla vehicles, the NTSB said earlier this week.“NTSB has a long history of investigating emerging transportation technologies, such as lithium-ion battery fires in commercial aviation, as well as a fire involving the lithium-ion battery in a Chevrolet Volt in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” said NTSB Chairman Robert S. Sumwalt.“In addition, the NTSB is currently investigating a fire involving the transportation of hydrogen gas for fuel cell vehicles. The goal of these investigations is to understand the impact of these emerging transportation technologies when they are part of a transportation accident.”Tesla is pushing back against any notion that its batteries are unsafe.“Serious high-speed collisions can result in a fire, regardless of the type of car,” a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement to ABC News. “Tesla’s billions of miles of actual driving data shows that a gas car in the United States is five times more likely to experience a fire than a Tesla vehicle.”The fires are just the latest challenge for the Silicon Valley-based company. Tensions between Tesla and the NTSB increased after Tesla released information suggesting a driver in a recent crash was at fault, citing data from the vehicle indicating his hands were not on the wheel prior to the crash. Even when the vehicle is in Autopilot, Tesla drivers are reminded by the vehicle to keep their hands on the wheel.In April, the NTSB decided to remove Tesla as a party to that investigation, a rare move by the agency, citing the release of investigative information violated an agreement between the company and the agency.“While we understand the demand for information that parties face during an NTSB investigation, said Sumwalt. “Uncoordinated releases of incomplete information do not further transportation safety or serve the public interest.”Less than a week after the NTSB accused Tesla of being uncooperative with that federal investigation, Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, announced plans to halt production of the Model 3 for a few days due to problems on the assembly line. Production has since resumed and Tesla is showing “encouraging signs” of a potential increase in its production rate, according to Bloomberg.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


4-year-old escapes as brother, grandmother killed in murder-suicide, police say


first_imgkali9/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A 65-year-old man is accused of killing his wife and grandson at his home in Nashville, before killing himself, while his 4-year-old granddaughter was able to escape the carnage and survive, police said.Terry Majors, 65, is believed to have shot and killed his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and his 6-year-old grandson, Ty Dodson, in an apparent double murder-suicide around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.The 4-year-old ran to a neighbor for help and was unhurt, said police.In a Facebook post from the boy’s uncle, Chase Dodson, Dodson said Ty, who had turned six less than two weeks earlier, was visiting his maternal grandparents Saturday when the “visit went extremely wrong.”Ty “was constantly smiling and wanting to take care of everyone,” his former preschool teacher, Tabitha Collins, told ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN. “He has a little sister that’s in preschool this year, who he walks in and just makes sure that she would get to school and in the classroom okay.”“When those kids come into your classroom, they become your own and I can’t describe how much I love Ty,” Collins said.“Why?” she asked. “He’s so young.”The motive is undetermined and the investigation is ongoing, police said Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Training solutions on show


first_imgNextmonth’s Wolce conference reflects the need to showcase every training mediaunder one roof. Sue Weekes reportsTheorganisers of Wolce decided there was quite a lot in a name this year. VentureMarketing Group (VMG) took the decision to change the ‘Open Learning’ in theevent’s name to ‘Of Learning’ after careful discussion with the trainingindustry and industry experts as well as delegates and visitors to previousevents over the past 10 years.About80 per cent of all senior training professionals advocate the use of blendedsolutions now. And while it remains true that e-learning – the medium thatfacilitates so much open learning nowadays – is one of the industry’s fastestgrowing sectors, VMG felt there was a need to showcase all training media underone roof, which was fully-backed after consultation with practitioners. Theupshot of it all should mean a more meaningful event for both visitor andexhibitor. Theevent takes place 2-3 October at the NEC in Birmingham, with the Gala dinnerand awards, presented by Will Carling. Exhibitors include this year’s mainsponsor learndirect, Ascot Systems, BAOL, Bytes technology, ebc, Hyperwave,Question Mark Computing, Skill Boosters, Smart Technologies, XOR and many more.Theconference runs concurrently across the two days and, unlike the exhibition,maintains some lines of demarcation being broken down into four themeddevelopment tracks: e-learning, blended learning, best practice in open anddistance learning and face-to-face learning. The opening address will be madeby Dave Jedrziewski, director of leadership and management development at DellComputer Corporation USA, which is currently undergoing the change from amanagement organisation to a leadership one. He will be covering the organisationalchanges that are required to initiate and deliver successful trainingprogrammes. “Currentlyat Dell, we are moving to a leadership-based training and developmentorganisation to attain our training results in the right way,” explainsJedrziewski. “By instituting the ethos that ‘one manages things and oneleads people’, we are changing the focus of our training and development to onewhich allies itself to our business needs and uses whatever delivery meansnecessary to gain results. “Wehave, however, taken the ego out of the training field by allowing employees tohave an increased sense of ownership over their training as long as it fitswith their clearly-developed career mapping.”Withthe training receiver still firmly in mind, the keynote address on the secondday of the event by Mark Frank, principal of IBM Learning Services, will beassessing the penetration of new training technologies and whether employeeswelcome such technological changes. As the man accountable for the quality and productionof courses for IBM’s training throughout the world, he will also be providingsome indicators for the future of corporate training and how companies can maketraining changes with the minimum of organisational disruption.Throughoutthe conference there will be plenty of real-life examples and experiencesrelayed via a number of case studies from such companies as BT, Goldman Sachs,Royal Bank of Scotland and Debenhams. For those who are currently trying todecide if the much talked about blended approach is for them, the sessioncalled Mastering the Blended Approach should provide some valuable insight onday one. Speakers include Rob Field, training and development specialist fromAvis, who will be able to talk about his experience of putting together ablended solution, along with Jayne Edwards, technology training manager atHalifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS). “Around 15 per cent of our learning iscompleted online but this is only one medium by which we deliver our training;others include CD-Rom and video, and there is always a place for face-to-faceas part of a blended solution,” comments Edwards.Sowhether the future of your training is face-to-face, online or most likely, abit of both, Wolce, in its 10th anniversary year, should have something foryou. Whatto see…AscotSystems B90 – Launching the innovative integration of the NetTutor virtualclassroom with Pathlore’s Learning Management System. This facilitates instantonline monitoring and assistance, creating a true virtual training centreenvironment. n Bytes Technology H10 – Visit Dr David in the learning surgery.The IT services specialists won’t promise to cure all ills but says it will beoffering advice on training strategy.BourneTraining E50 – The custom-built learning specialist will be showcasing itsnewly-developed solution that helps organisations create bespoke e-learningin-house using their own content and mainstream development tools.E2trainC90 – Latest products on show will be the Kallidus Learning ManagementSystem and authoring system. The latter allows an organisation’s own staff toproduce interactive learning content for the web or CD-Rom without the need forprogramming skills. HyperwaveP70 – Still not convinced that combining e-learning and knowledgemanagement is possible? Hyperwave sees it as a business imperative – find outwhy. ImpaticaG40 – Make time to see Impactica for Powerpoint, a clever piece oftechnology that lets you open and view Powerpoint files regardless of whetheryou have the Microsoft application or not.LearndirectB20 – Main sponsor of the show and now the largest e-learning project inEurope. Here you can find out what learndirect corporate has to offer to thebusiness world.UnlimitedE120 – View some of Ireland’s largest e-learning provider’s blendedsolutions which combine vendor-authorised content with Unlimited’s developedcurricula delivered through classroom training, CD-Rom and interactivee-learning.Essentialinformation–Wolce is at the Birmingham NEC on 2 and 3 October. The exhibition, which isfree, is open from 10am to 5pm on the Wednesday and 10am to 4pm on Thursday.–Although entry to the exhibition is free, conferences are paid-for with theexception of the opening and keynote addresses and two free master classes. –Pre-register at www.wolce.com and to receive your conference programme, contactthe visitor hotline on 020 8394 5171.–Getting there: Byrail: Birmingham International station (the NEC’s own station) which has directservices to and from London Euston, Liverpool and Manchester. A connectingservice is available from Birmingham New Street..Byroad: The NEC is clearly sign-posted from the M1, M5, M6, M40 and M42.Byair: Birmingham International Airport Training solutions on showOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


Fine & Country opens in Malta


first_imgFine & Country has opened a new office in Malta. Fine & Country Malta, covering the whole island, concentrating mainly on the North-East.Fine & Country’s new office has been established by Directors, Joseph Sullivan, Sandro Pace Bonello and Andrew DeBono.The core brand is SQL Real Estate. The office will have five staff on lettings and eight on sales, as well as three support staff. Malta has a population of 400,000 in 150,000 households. Malta offers a wide range of properties from sea-front apartments, to villas and palazzos. Malta has enjoyed a sudden influx of foreigners relocating to Malta mainly from the online gaming industry and financial services due to considerable tax advantages, which has led to an 70 per cent increase in the cost of rentals in the North Harbour area in the past three years. The north-east of the island is experiencing rapid development, with at least eight new high-rise developments on the drawing board and four new 5 or 6 star hotels.Andrew DeBono, Director, says, “With a shift in demand for up-market property mainly from foreign clients, Fine & Country have the right tools to help us increase our market share in this area. The marketing from Fine & Country Head Office helps raise brand awareness worldwide. The Fine & Country brand is well known by British people looking to buy abroad and the UK is one of our most important markets.”Malta Fine & Country Malta Fine & Country new office March 13, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Fine & Country opens in Malta previous nextAgencies & PeopleFine & Country opens in MaltaThe Negotiator13th March 20170607 Viewslast_img read more


News story: Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks


first_imgAdditionally, police officers will be able to stop and search people suspected of using drones above 400ft or within 5km of an airport, which will help them tackle disruption such as that seen at Gatwick Airport in December.The government is also working closely with the police to examine whether they have the appropriate powers to respond effectively to other offences involving drones, including around prisons, and will take further legislative action if necessary.The Home Office will also keep under review the adequacy of existing powers to tackle offences related to the misuse of laser pointers.Today’s announcement supports the government’s action plan to tackle the use of acid and other corrosive substances in violent attacks.Action has included to date: The move will enable police officers to effectively enforce a new offence of carrying corrosives in a public place, which is passing through Parliament in the Offensive Weapons Bill.Currently, police can only stop and search people they suspect of carrying acid with intent to cause injury.The proposal to extend stop and search was widely supported during a public consultation – the results of which are published today. They show 90% of respondents, including senior police officers, back the change.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: Anyone who carries acid to maim and disfigure others is a coward who deserves to face the full force of the law. That is why we are giving police officers greater powers to help bring them to justice and protect the public from their sickening crimes – which can leave victims’ with life-changing injuries. The police are clear stop and search is one of the most important tools they have in the fight against serious violence – I will continue to give them the support they need to do their vital work. The police service welcomes changes widening officers’ ability to stop and search those who would seek to cause serious harm using corrosive substances. Identifying and disrupting those individuals through the controlled use of stop and search powers is an important way in which we can keep the public safe. As with the range of stop and search powers currently available to police officers, Chief Constables will be keen to ensure that these powers are used correctly in a legitimate, proportionate and considerate way. Introducing the Offensive Weapons Bill to prevent the sale and delivery of corrosive substance to under 18s and making it an offence to possess a corrosive substance in a public place.center_img Putting in place a set of voluntary commitments on the responsible sale of corrosive substances which a number of major retailers have signed up to. These restrict access to products containing acid and other harmful corrosive substances and prohibit sales to under 18s. Deputy Chief Constable, Adrian Hanstock, stop and search lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said: Making sulphuric acid above a concentration level of 15% a regulated substance under the Poisons Act 1972 so it can only be sold to members of the public with a Home Office licence. Since 1 November 2018, it has been a criminal offence for members of the public to possess sulphuric acid above 15% concentration without a Home Office licencelast_img read more


Pride in education, and family


first_imgYolanda and Dionicio Ortiz never had the chance to attend college. But the couple, who came to the U.S. from Guatemala and Mexico, respectively, instilled the value of education in their four children, encouraging them to work hard and dream big.Their youngest daughter, Yesenia, graduated from Harvard last year, following her sister, Lucerito Ortiz ’10, as the second in the family to complete studies at the College. Yesenia concentrated in women, gender, and sexuality, and has started a career in the nonprofit sector, currently working with marginalized communities in Latin America.Yesenia credits the University’s Financial Aid Initiative for making Harvard welcoming to students of all economic backgrounds. More than half of undergrads receive financial aid, and students whose families earn less than $65,000 pay nothing.“There are so many different experiences, dynamics, and identities represented at Harvard that historically were not there. It can be these unique points of view that challenge Harvard to grow,” said Yesenia.Harvard students hail from all 50 states, and more than 100 countries, reflecting a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. First-generations students make up 15 percent of undergrads. Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons was a first-generation student when he graduated in 1967. Harvard “is lucky to have such students as Yesenia,” he said.“First-generation students provide constant lessons in perseverance to fellow students, and are reminders that talent is universal, but opportunity is not,” he said.In her time on campus Yesenia forged meaningful friendships with students of similar and not-so-similar backgrounds. Her experiences in and out of the classroom affirmed her belief in the importance of education for social impact. Her decision to work in nonprofits stemmed from a desire to help others overcome obstacles like those her parents faced.“I hope I can truly and firmly say that I’ve done everything I can to minimize what I consider unnecessary and unjust struggle, and to impact and better the lived experiences of others,” she said.Her mother added: “It’s very hard, especially for Latin Americans, as we are used to being together and having our children with us. But we shouldn’t clip their wings. You have to let them fly so they can achieve a better future for themselves.”last_img read more




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