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Braun: ‘Take What China Will Give, Don’t Depend Upon Them in…

first_img Facebook Twitter Braun: ‘Take What China Will Give, Don’t Depend Upon Them in the Future’ Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Using Cover Crops on Specialty CropsNext articleTraditional Lt. Governor Candidate Debate Addresses Ag Issues Eric Pfeiffer Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.At an Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Shop Talk event on Wednesday, Senator Mike Braun discussed agricultural trade with farmers. China has committed to purchasing $36.5 billion in ag goods this year and they have made some recent purchases of corn and soybeans, but Braun says you just can’t trust China when it comes to trade.“Take what the Chinese will give, don’t depend upon it in the future because I think they’ll do that mostly as political pressure is put upon them or when they are at a point where we’re the only supplier that can do the job. Of course, we’re the biggest producer and that’ll happen now and then. I just wouldn’t be beguiled that we want to throw in in the same way we became dependent on them up to this point. I think the idea of finding other markets, this is now the time to do it. Take what the Chinese will give in the short run, don’t depend upon it in the long run.”Those new markets though are hard to come by right now. Braun also stressed the importance of diversifying your farm, but says sadly, that’s much easier to do when times are good.“That doesn’t help when you’re in a pickle like agriculture is now. So, I think in the short run we’re going to have to do everything, including having the kitchen sink thrown at it, to get to where the essence of what many farmers are doing now, which is producing corn and soybeans, that you diversify, that you look for those other things to do. How you do that in the moment, there’s no real good solution. Each farm is different.” SHARE SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Aug 19, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Braun: ‘Take What China Will Give, Don’t Depend Upon Them in the…last_img read more

Horoscope: March 25, 2021

first_imgLinkedin Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Facebook Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 + posts Tamia Banks Twitter Tamia Banks Previous articleThe Skiff: March 25, 2021Next articleInternational students look forward to returning to campus in the fall Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Twitter Facebook ReddIt Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Banks printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon until 11:25 p.m., when the Moon enters Virgo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 25, 2021:Entrepreneurial, passionate and direct, expressing your creative voice is high on your priority list. This year, you connect with artistic groups through the magic of technology without sidestepping professional obligations. Continue to keep a watchful eye on your finances. When life gets tough, your optimism infects those around you. If single, online dating sites may intrigue you. If attached, carve time in your schedules for romantic date nights. SAGITTARIUS challenges you.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★Today, share spare time with a friend who makes you laugh and smile. Avoid religious and political topics. Try walking, biking, dancing or any other physical activity that you can enjoy doing together. Tonight: Send family a photo collage.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★A piece of furniture or decorative art may tempt you to overspend. Watch your impulses. What you love today you might not like tomorrow. Show your family in words and action how much you appreciate them. Tonight: Answer texts and email.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Catch up on reading. If the sun is shining, take your book or device outside. Return communication you may have forgotten about. Meet up with friends who love stimulating conversation and a friendly debate about hot topics. Tonight: Vegetarian meal.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Walk where you can smell fresh flowers. That may remind you to buy a bouquet for your home or office. Treat yourself to a frivolous item that won’t impact your finances but you will enjoy. Tonight: Start a mystery novel.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★Pat yourself on the back. A project you have been working on will reach its conclusion. Attend a gathering where you can network with people whose interests mirror your own. An important contact might emerge. Tonight: An emotional discussion brings closure.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★Today might bring vacillating moods. Excuse yourself politely from an appointment and take alone time. Your imagination may be especially active. Catch up on journal entries and jot down creative ideas you want to run by your team. Tonight: Dance movements.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Plan to visit a friend who lives out of town. In the meantime, set a time to connect online. Someone you did a favor for may write a note that could bring a tear to your eye. Tonight: Calm your nerves.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Expect the unexpected in all areas of life. Your career may take a surprising new turn. Adapt to current trends, and you will fit right in. Stay focused and continue to be a team player. Tonight: Add to your playlist.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Someone might ask you to mentor them. Accept the challenge. You may discover teaching skills you doubted you had. Talk to people from other cultures. Learn a language online through lectures and recordings. Tonight: Dinner will be waiting for you.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★Today you want to be where the action is, whether at home or work. Enter an online game or tournament. You are a healthy competitor, so anyone who stands in your way better watch out. Tonight: Invite friends to dinner.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Someone might break a promise or cancel an appointment without notice. Be compassionate rather than judgmental. There may be extenuating circumstances. Make the first move to get in touch. You always know the right things to say. Tonight: Sweet-smelling incense.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★Strong opinions could get you in hot water. Keep provocative ideas to yourself for now and you will succeed. Show others by example how to be diplomatic and charming. You will get rewarded for your efforts. Tonight: Pet love.Born today: Broadcaster Howard Cosell (1918), singer Aretha Franklin (1942), race car driver Danica Patrick (1982) Tamia Banks ReddItlast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, June 14

first_imgHome Local News Five things you need to know today, June 14 Rockhounds’ Seth Brown (16) swings at a pitch during their game against Corpus Christ Hooks Wednesday evening at Security Bank Ball Park in Midland. The Rockhounds lost 4-3 to Corpus Christi. By admin – June 14, 2018 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, June 14. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at The third time may be the charm for Ector County, which has once again voted to hold a special election in November to levy a county sales tax outside city limits.2. Mayor David Turner said he expects city leaders to determine what to do with the Ector Theatre within the next six weeks, as officials search for ways to pare down renovation costs after estimates for the project doubled in the past year.3. Odessa Police Department officer Cpl. Cory Wester has had his employment terminated, the department announced Wednesday after a finding of unreasonable use of force.4. West Texas Knockout Out Boxing Club’s Rosendo “Superman” Martinez, 14, and his sister Neveah “Supergirl” Martinez, 13, are currently training for the 2018 Junior Olympics in Charleston, W.Va on June 24-30.5. IN SPORTS: Ector County Independent School District’s Executive Director of Athletics Todd Vesely is leaving to become head of athletics at Fort Worth ISD. WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Twitter Local News Five things you need to know today, June 14 Facebook OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleEctor Theatre needs fast fixNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: June 14 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Texas Fried ChickenSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

BCD Writes To LG Against Levy Of Professional Tax on Lawyers, Charge Of Property Tax On Offices At Higher Rate As ‘Business Buildings’ [Read Letter]

first_imgNews UpdatesBCD Writes To LG Against Levy Of Professional Tax on Lawyers, Charge Of Property Tax On Offices At Higher Rate As ‘Business Buildings’ [Read Letter] Mehal Jain4 Aug 2020 5:28 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of Delhi has on Tuesday approached the NCT’s Lieutenant Governor, raising the concern that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed to levy professional tax on lawyers, besides other self-employed professionals such as doctors, architects, chartered accountants. The proposal having been referred to the LG for approval, “the legal community in Delhi” has voiced…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 Bar Council of Delhi has on Tuesday approached the NCT’s Lieutenant Governor, raising the concern that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed to levy professional tax on lawyers, besides other self-employed professionals such as doctors, architects, chartered accountants. The proposal having been referred to the LG for approval, “the legal community in Delhi” has voiced its ‘strong objection’ to the move, seeking to ‘lodge its protest’ against the levy of professional tax on lawyers. “There appears to be some bias and malice against the lawyers, since even in the past, the municipal corporations in Delhi have made feeble attempts to impose professional tax on the lawyers and other professionals”, reads the communication. The BCD has “highly condemned” and “conveyed its acceptability” to such a repeated attempt over-and-over again despite having been proposed and dropped in the past. “We are not aware of any evil design behind such a repeated move, after decisions having been taken in the past to drop such a proposal”, the letter states unequivocally. Asserting that the legal profession is “a noble profession” and as officers of the court, the lawyers do not perform any commercial activity, it is urged that the SDMC cannot be expected to resort to imposition of professional tax, for whatever reason. “This move has caused immense anger and anguish among the legal fraternity, which is already severely hit by the ongoing Covid crisis and on account of various charges on commercial basis”, reads the letter. The BCD has also expressed its opposition to the move of the SDMC in doubling the property tax on rented properties being used for office. “A very large number of lawyers in Delhi are operating from rented accommodation as there is acute shortage of chambers in various courts”, it is pressed. It is submitted that if the SDMC is allowed to levy double the existing property tax on such establishments, naturally the rent of the said premises will be highly detrimental to the legal profession. Finally, it is pointed out that under the Use Factor for property tax, the professionals should have been included in Use Factor-1 (Residential and Public Purpose), but there is no specific category provided, and consequently, for the property tax which ought to be paid in Use Factor – 1, the lawyers have been subjected to unnecessary harassment, because of the administrative laxity. The advocates are at present liable in the category of ‘business’ under ‘Use Factor 4′ , which is a much higher tax slab. It is advanced that as far as doctors’ clinics are concerned, a separate category has been provided in Use Factor – 2 (being, ‘Utilities’), but for lawyers, who should be categorised in Use Factor – 1, no such provision has been made, causing undue harassment.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter]Next Storylast_img read more

Coronavirus keeping American couple from their adopted daughter in China

first_imgNoah and Ivy Cleveland pose with their two sons, Zeek and Samuel, at their home in McDonough, Georgia in April 2019. – (Noah Cleveland)(MCDONOUGH, Ga.) — Noah and Ivy Cleveland were packed and ready to go for weeks before a Feb. 7 flight to Guangzhou, China, they hoped would change their lives.They had been excited about making the trip for nine months — ever since their adoption agency told them they’d been matched with a little girl they could soon call their own: 3-year-old Ruby.“We just knew — from the very first time we got her file — that she was our daughter,” Ivy Cleveland said.She and her husband had taken all of February off from work. They had lined up six different babysitters to take care of their two biological sons, Samuel, 6, and Zeek, at home in McDonough, Georgia, while they would be in China for two weeks.And for Ruby, they would take a special suitcase — one covered with signatures from people who had helped them pay the costs of adopting her.Noah Cleveland, a musician, gives concerts around the country, and everywhere he went he would put the suitcase out to collect money. When someone donated, he would ask that they sign the suitcase.“We wanted her to one day see how many people all over the United States love her, and wanted to invest in her,” he said.But just days before they were to leave, they got an email from their adoption agency, Holt International, that said the trip to China had been called off amid growing concerns about the novel coronavirus outbreak.“We finally got to the part in our adoption process that was super exciting,” Ivy Cleveland said. “And in a blink of an eye, all of that got taken away. And then you go from excitement, to devastation, to questioning everything.”The Clevelands are one of about 20 families using the Holt International who should have gone to China by now and returned with their new children. But because of a “State Department ‘Do Not Travel’” advisory, they are stuck in limbo, not knowing when they can get Ruby and bring her back.“Even though I did not carry Ruby in my body for nine months, I am just as attached to this child as I was to my two boys that I carried within my body,” Ivy Cleveland said.In her three years, Ruby has experienced more than her share of adversity. At just six months, she was abandoned behind a toilet at a hospital. And although the little girl does not have the new coronavirus sweeping through China, Ivy Cleveland is worried.“As a mama, knowing that she’s in a country where this coronavirus is so bad, that’s scary for me,” she said. “That’s my daughter, and I want her with me. I want to bring her home.”According to the most recent numbers from the World Health Organization on March 4, there are 80,422 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in China alone. There have also been 2,984 deaths.A State Department spokesperson told ABC News U.S. officials have been in “regular contact” with China’s adoption authorities.“We are advising all U.S. citizens, including adoptive parents, not to travel to China at this time,” the spokesperson said. “However, no adoption case has been placed ‘on hold.’ The department is working closely with U.S. accredited adoption service providers (agencies) and adoptive families to facilitate communication and provide all appropriate assistance.”The State Department informed the public in a Jan. 31 notice that the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, where intercountry adoption cases from China to the U.S. are processed, has a “reduced” capacity to provide services.Susan Soonkeum Cox, vice president of policy and external affairs for Holt International, said the State Department response has been “exceptional.”“They have made it very clear to us that adoption and processing adoption — once it becomes possible again — is going to be one of their highest priorities,” Cox told ABC News.Aside from China, Holt International facilitates adoptions in other countries where there have been outbreaks of COVID-19, including South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.As of March 4, in South Korea, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases skyrocketed from 31 to 5,328 in just two weeks , according to WHO. The outbreak is not as bad in the other three countries.“We are bracing ourselves for the fact that it’s now in all the countries in Asia where we have programs,” Cox said.According to a press release, Holt International’s partner orphanage in Wuhan, the epicenter of COVID-19, houses 600 children. Cox — who has been the liaison between the government and families like the Clevelands — said they are all healthy.“The news that their children are safe and no one has been ill — that’s probably the most important information we can give them,” Cox said.Ivy Cleveland said she has peace of mind knowing her daughter is safe, but it’s been “difficult” explaining to her older son why he can’t meet his sister yet.“Now he’s doubting, ‘Do I even have a sister?’” she said. “‘Are you going to bring her home?’ That’s been very hard to navigate through.”The couple is trying to remain optimistic, though they say they’re “thankful” they didn’t go to China now and end up getting sick.In a way, Noah Cleveland said, it makes Ruby’s journey even more special.“One day, she will have an incredible story to tell people,” he said. “You know, ‘Look what my parents did to get to me.’ And hopefully that will encourage her.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Kinematics of labriform and subcarangiform swimming in the Antarctic fish Notothenia neglecta

first_img1. The kinematics of labriform and subcarangiform swimming have been investigated for juvenile (7–8 cm) and adult (27–30 cm) stages of the antarctic teleost Notothenia neglecta Nybelin at 1–2 °C 2. Upper threshold speeds using the pectoral fins alone (labriform swimming) were 0.8LS−1 in adult fish and 1.4Ls−1 in juveniles, where L is body length 3. In adult fish, steady subcarangiform swimming is only used at speeds of 3.6-5.4Ls−1 (tail-beat frequencies of 5.0-8.3Hz). Intermediate speeds involve unsteady swimming. In contrast, juvenile fish employ subcarangiform swimming at a range of intermediate velocities between the maximum labriform and burst speeds (2.3-8.4Ls−1 at tail-beat frequencies of 4.0-12.5 Hz). These differences in swimming behaviour are discussed in relation to changes in life-style and muscle fibre type composition between juvenile and adult fish 4. Burst swimming speeds in N. neglecta have been compared with equivalent data from temperate species. It seems likely that low temperature limits swimming performance in antarctic fish. This is more noticeable in juvenile stages, which normally have much higher tail-beat frequencies than adult fishlast_img read more

Riot shield makes the best sledge

first_imgThames Valley Police were videoed by a member of the public this week sledging on a riot shield. The film was taken off Berkely Road in Boars Hill, Oxford.Supt Andy Murray commented, “The snow has a habit of bringing out the child in all of us.”Using police equipment to play in the snow is against Thames Valley Police policy. However, the shield did prove an effective sledge, as one of the policemen demonstrates in the clip below.last_img

Wet Snow Could Leave Slick Roads in Ocean City

first_imgFirst tracks in the snow on the beach Wednesday afternoon at 14th Street in Ocean City, NJ.A wet snow that began to fall about 3 p.m. in Ocean City could create icy road conditions as temperatures dip into the 20s on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.Walking the boards at Ninth Street on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Ocean City, NJ.About two inches had accumulated by 5:30 p.m., and forecasters predicted another inch or two would fall on Wednesday evening. A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 10 p.m.The low temperature on Wednesday night was expected to be 27 degrees — potentially icing over wet roads topped with new snow.Thursday should provide a thaw with the return of the sun and a high temperature of 38 degrees.But another system will arrive on the heels of this one. The National Weather Service predicts a “significant coastal storm” drenching Ocean City Friday night into Saturday.Forecasters say the storm could start as snow or sleet before dumping an inch of rain on Saturday.The weather doesn’t stop workers from pushing to complete a boardwalk reconstruction project at Sixth Street.last_img read more

Wild Time in Cape May County

first_imgBy Andrew DeCredicoJust a short drive from Ocean City, nestled away in Cape May Court House, is one of the county’s most priceless features. The Cape May County Park & Zoo is home to some of the most fearsome animals in the county, as well as some of the most adorable and fun-loving ones. For anyone that would like to take a try at disk golf, the park is also home to 9 holes of the difficult sport. Adding to the list of fun things to do, the park is home to Tree to Tree Cape May, an aerial adventure course and zip line park meant for all ages and abilities.The zoo is an amazing piece of the community, and always puts a smile on visitor’s faces. From the minute you drive through the front gate onto the park’s property, the employees make you feel welcome and genuinely seem to hope that you enjoy your time there. Getting into the zoo could not be simpler. There is no line to wait in to buy your ticket, and in fact, there is no ticket at all. The zoo does not charge admission. Instead, they ask family’s to donate whatever they are able to at the time.With over 30 exhibits, and over 200 different species of animals, the Cape May County Zoo is sure to impress all patrons. Boasting an impressive 550 individual animals, the zoo has different sections separating different types of animals. In the reptile and amphibian room, all sorts of animals can be seen, from small geckos, to a large alligator, even a burmese python.As for birds, many of them can be seen in the World or Birds Aviary, but some can even be seen without cages. Guinea hens, and peacocks can be seen wandering around the park’s property at all hours of the day. As you work your way around the zoo, you will walk by all sorts of mammals, including camels, lions, alpacas, cheetahs, and even buffalo! In the back of the zoo you’ll find the savannah, where they house the zebras as well as the giraffes.Outside of the zoo, Tree to Tree aerial adventure course and zip line park is fun for the whole family. The adventure park is on the zoo’s property and just to the right of the entrance to the zoo itself. Starting with training and finishing with an awesome zip line course, families will have hours of fun climbing through the trees at Tree to Tree adventure park. Tree to Tree has two different groups of courses, and height is the determining factor in which course you’ll explore. Children 7 and over need to be able to reach 4’7” before they are able to explore the kids courses. Adults need to be able to reach 5’11” before they are able to explore the adults courses. After training, a family could spend hours climbing around in the trees. It is definitely a full day’s experience.The disk golf course looks simple to most, but is more challenging than one might think. Folks will need to bring their own disks, but the park holds 9 holes of the tricky sport, wrapping around the zoo’s property from front to back. If disk golf isn’t your thing, the park has many pavilions that can be reserved for a party or picnic, as well as a playground for young children to play on.If you find yourself looking for something to do around Ocean City, what better way to spend a day, than exploring one of the country’s best parks. Only miles away, your day can easily be filled with excitement and exploration of new worlds.last_img read more

The Flaming Lips Share Super Trippy Music Video With New Album [Watch/Stream]

first_imgThe Flaming Lips finally released their highly anticipated new album, Oczy Mlody, yesterday on Friday the 13th. The psychedelic rock band hasn’t released a full length album since their 2014 Beatles tribute, With A Little Help From My Fwends, and hasn’t released original music since The Terror in 2013. So the coming of Wayne Coyne and company’s new project is that much more exciting. They’ve been releasing songs and videos leading up to the album over the last couple of weeks, including a track with Miley Cyrus. With the release of Oczy Mlody, they share one more collective work of art.The music video for “Nidgy Nie (Never No)” features the band under a sheet of plastic in a color-changing room with Coyne against a wall singing words of despair. The synth-driven dance piece welcomes the rest of the album with new expectations. Future-psych-rock is novel to the Lips, and they’re going to keep driving that point with each and every tune they share with the world. Check out “Nidgy Nie (Never No)” in the video below:Stream Oczy Mlody below:last_img read more

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