Report: Nature among best defenses from natural disasters

first_img TAGSNatural DisastersNatureProtectionPublic News Service Previous articleCommon sense ain’t all that common, is it?Next articleWhy a small town in Washington is printing its own currency during the pandemic Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Living shorelines refer to a broad range of shoreline stabilization techniques that use vegetation, shellfish or other natural resources to stabilize estuarine coasts, bays and tributaries. (Jennifer McPeak/National Wildlife Federation) Please enter your name herecenter_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Public News Service – FloridaA new report shows the best protections from natural disasters could come from nature itself.“The Protective Value of Nature” report from The National Wildlife Federation and Allied World insurance, evaluates natural systems such as wetlands and forests, and their ability to reduce damage from disasters such as hurricanes, floods and wildfires..“Natural infrastructure can actually provide significant protection to communities from natural hazards and it’s often just as — if not more — effective than traditional structural infrastructure in reducing risk,” says Jessie Ritter, director of water resources and coastal policy for The National Wildlife FederationRitter says natural infrastructure is more cost effective than built infrastructure, which often requires ongoing maintenance. She also notes that nature systems can improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitats.When it comes to the threat of hurricanes in Florida, Ritter points to native mangroves that continuously protect the state’s coastlines.“Research found that intact mangroves and river mangrove habitats reduced peak storm surge height by as much as three inches per half mile during hurricanes Charlie and Wilma, and that may not sound like a lot but over space and distance it actually really adds up,” she points out.The report also details the growing interest in natural infrastructure such as pervious surfaces in urban areas, coastal and forested wetlands as well as sand dunes and living shorelines.Ritter says more needs to be done to protect natural defenses. She also hopes this approach is mainstreamed and believes more projects on the ground will bolster the case for them.“The more data we can generate and collect, the better we’re going to become at strategically designing these projects to maximize both the risk reduction benefits and all of the other benefits they can provide to communities,” she states. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Children Village / Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero

first_img Children Village / Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero Residential Architecture Children Village / Rosenbaum + Aleph ZeroSave this projectSaveChildren Village / Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero Brazil 2017 Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 29Curated by Pedro Vada Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  23344 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img Projects CopyResidential Architecture, Social Housing, Schools•Formoso do Araguaia, Brazil Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: Aleph Zero, Rosenbaum Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Esquadrias, Estrutura em MLC, Paisagismo /Architects In Charge:Adriana Benguela, Gustavo UtraboDesign Team:Adriana Benguela, Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Duschenes, Marcelo RosenbaumWood Structure Design, Fabrication And Construction:Ita ConstrutoraLandscape Design:Raul Pereira Arquitetos AssociadosLighting Design:Lux Projetos LuminotécnicosStructural Foundation:Meirelles CarvalhoAcoustics And Thermal Insulation Consulting:Ambiental ConsultoriaMechanical And Electrical Engineering:LutieConcrete Slabs:TrimaConstruction:Inova TSConstruction Management:MetrollInteriors And Furniture Design:Rosenbaum e o FeticheRecord And Communication Material:Fabiana ZaninCity:Formoso do AraguaiaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The immensity of the Brazilian tropical savanna, the infinity of the sky and the popular knowledge. It is the continuum, the vast and a thin line imaginary in the background that welcome the journey and the knowledge of Brazilians living in the central region of the country. The architecture proposed there could not be distinct from such conformation. It is the breadth that touches us, together with the beauty of the people who live there.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiHowever, how would the architecture marked by memories, techniques, aesthetics and rhythms become relevant to this location? How to deal with this site in which the current culture is modernized and abstains from any memory for a reproduced dream? How to intervene in a place marked by the manual work of agriculture and indigenous nature?Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiWith these inquiries the project moves towards transformation, cultural rescue, encouragement of local constructive techniques, indigenous beauty and its knowledges, together with the construction of the notion of belonging, necessary for the development of the children of the Canuanã school.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe new organization in villages is based, in the first instance, on the need to add values to the whole existing complex, as well as to potentialize the idea of belonging of the students to Canuanã. Demystify the status of the school as the only learning space and transform it into a territory with a home value.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiFor this, the new residence is organized mainly in two villages, one for male students and one for female students. This separation was already present in the school’s scheme and was maintained. In this new moment the houses will no longer be conformed by large dormitory spaces, but by 45 units of 6 students each. With this act of reducing the number of students per room, we aim to improve the quality of life for the children, their individuality and, consequently, their academic performance.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAdjacent to the dormitories are different interacting spaces such as TV room, reading space, balconies, patios, hammocks, among others. All these complementary programs were designed together with the students in order to improve the quality of life and refine the bond between students and the school. n this way, in addition to housing a larger number of children, the new villages aim to increase children’s self-esteem through the use of local techniques, creating a bridge between vernacular techniques and a new model of sustainable housing. In this way, in addition to housing a larger number of children, the new villages aim to increase the children’s self-esteem through the use of local techniques, creating a bridge between the vernacular and a new model of sustainable housing.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Section B-B’In this new moment the location of the dwellings no longer resides in the heart of the farm as it used to be, because it must be filled with programs directly related to the act of learning. The new, larger and more airy dwellings are located at strategic points that guide the new growth of the farm, organizing the territory and enabling a better spatial and functional reading of the school.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessBeauty Salon in Harajuku / nanometer architectureSelected ProjectsMusic Building of AUA / TJADSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Formoso do Araguaia, TO, 77470-000, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAleph ZeroOfficeFollowRosenbaumOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingEducational ArchitectureSchoolsFormoso do AraguaiaIcebergBrazilPublished on October 23, 2020Cite: “Children Village / Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero” 22 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Saint-Gobain is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to or reliance on any information contained on this site. No guarantee is given by Saint-Gobain that the information is correct, complete or up-to-date or will not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right and Saint-Gobain does not endorse any of the information contained on this site. Although the ArchDaily website may provide links to other internet resources, including web sites, Saint-Gobain is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information in these sites. Links from the ArchDaily website to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by Saint-Gobain of the parties or their products or services.Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?草原上不仅有野马,也有孩子们的游乐园 Children Village / Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

How effective are NSPCC’s shock banner adverts?

Chris Perry wonders how effective the NSPCC’s shock tactics are in the charity’s banner ad campaign.Chris Perry, joint director of DNA Consulting, comments on the NSPCC’s current banner ad campaign which supports its Full Stop campaign. The adverts complement the TV and poster campaign which tries to depict child abuse using a cartoon child in a live action home.“This whole campaign is about as hard hitting as it gets and the banners don’t let up,” says Perry. However, he wonders how effective such shock tactics are on the Web where there are too many distractions and excuses to ignore such powerful messages. “Maybe use of a richer online medium – pop-ups or drop-downs – might have helped,” he suggests. Advertisement How effective are NSPCC’s shock banner adverts? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 March 2002 | News A keen advocate of using the Web for charitable activity, Perry believes that the Web “could be such a strong medium for providing detailed information that illustrates the connection between the user action and the resultant benefit for the charity… Giving [people] real detail of how they’ve made a tangible different could be a way to cut through.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. read more

TISL Development rebrands and launches fundraising tool

first_img Tagged with: Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 10 March 2006 | News TISL Development rebrands and launches fundraising toolcenter_img TISL Development, the not-for-profit sector software developer, has changed its name to Rivington Street Software, and has launched a new fundraising tool, [email protected] Development is rebranding following its acquisition by Rivington Street Holdings in November 2004. [email protected] is “a browser-based, integrated fundraising and CRM solution” designed to enable charities and associations to manage their fundraising campaigns. It can also be integrated into a website for online fundraising activities. Advertisement TISL was founded in 1986 and supplies systems to not-for-profit organisations such as professional and chartered bodies, trades unions and trade associations.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Community activist elected in Providence

first_imgMary Kay HarrisPhoto: Robert MalinProvidence, R.I. — African-American activist Mary Kay Harris won the general election for City Council from Ward 11 on Nov. 4, defeating her Republican opponent by 1,669 to 258, or better than six to one. This is despite support for the Republican from the incumbent machine Democrat, whom Harris had defeated in the primary.Harris had won the primary race on a very small budget, with lots of door-to-door campaigning by volunteers. She continued that strategy during the general election. Campaign flyers described her record of support for tenants’ rights, affordable homeownership, better schools and safe streets.Rhode Island has an official poverty rate of more than 13 percent and the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, behind Georgia and Mississippi. With an overall population of just over a million, the state has a very large Latino/a immigrant population, in excess of 100,000, including Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Colombians, Mexicans and other Central and South Americans. West Africans, mainly from Liberia and Nigeria, and Black Caribbean islanders together number at least another 50,000.Dissatisfaction with the current City Council leaders, reflecting anger over joblessness and poverty, enabled Harris’ People First/El Pueblo Primero campaign to win both elections.As a former organizer of Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE), founded in the 1980s to fight for social and economic justice in communities of color, Harris learned the lessons of mass people’s power movements, such as that led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950s and 1960s. She says that one of her greatest inspirations comes from seeing Black, Latino/a, Asian, Native and white people unite around a common struggle for justice.Harris called for and chaired the Women of All Colors Assembly in Providence on International Women’s Day this year and has been an active participant in the Rhode Island Peoples Assembly since its founding 10 years ago.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Communists, elections and revolution

first_imgThe following talk was given by Secretariat member Fred Goldstein at the Workers World Party national conference Nov. 7-8 in New York City.The fact that we decided to take on an election campaign within this monster is itself a sign of the growth and development of the party, that the party feels ready to move forward, because it is a tremendous challenge and an uphill struggle.Communists and elections in generalElections have been around since capitalism became a developed economic and social system and since the workers have become a cohesive class. Elections have always been subject to debate in the communist movement, especially in revolutionary times.Lenin, in his book “Left-Wing Communism, an Infantile Disorder,” which should be read much more than it is, said probably the most important words on the subject. He said that elections make a difference and have to be paid attention to by the communist movement — until the workers disperse the bourgeois parliament and set up their own regime.As long as the workers are still following the parties of the bourgeoisie or have their own parties, and participate in a bourgeois-constructed parliamentary system, communists must pay the closest attention to it and use it in the best way they can to ultimately destroy the parliamentary system.Now, that does not apply to us at this particular juncture, but it is something that we must bear in mind for the future. Running for office per se is not something that we are presently concerned with. Historically, running in the elections is a way of measuring the influence of the party and a way of measuring the class consciousness of the vanguard of the masses. But we are not anywhere near that and that is not what we have to be concerned with now.Election and Marxist propagandaWhat we do need to be concerned with is something Peter talked about — recruitment. Participating in elections is a new form of struggle for many of the people in this room. This is just one of the many forms of struggle that the party will have to master — all the way from peaceful demonstrations to occupations, seizures, picket lines, strikes, general struggle strikes, legal struggle and not legal struggle, underground struggle. All of these forms of struggle and others have to be mastered by any party that hopes to lead this multinational, millionfold working class to power.But now we are embarking on an electoral campaign. What is it that is important for us? We need to develop our skills as Marxist propagandists. We all cheered for socialism yesterday, as we should. But that is inside the hall.Walk out onto St. Nicholas Avenue or Broadway, and it is another matter. The challenge of finding those elements among the masses, among the different sectors of our class, who can be pulled toward Marxism and socialist revolution — that is an art that we have to master. As was pointed out, we have become masters over the years at activist agitation mixed in with Marxism. But agitation alone is not enough to win somebody over to a world view. That takes propaganda — meaning elaboration of what socialism is, what capitalism is and why we have to get rid of capitalism. That is a task for a propagandist. I think it is fair to say that a revolutionary party is a party of fighting propagandists. When the Vietnamese started their struggle against the French, they sent out armed brigades and called them armed propaganda brigades. They had loudspeakers on bicycles and explained imperialism, capitalism and landlordism to the peasants. That is how they began and built the core of the Vietnamese Communist Party — in a rural country.So the role of propaganda has been recognized by communists all over the world, since Marx began the whole struggle.Elections open a window to the massesWe have a chance to go face to face with our class and with all the oppressed. And why is this such an opportunity for us? Because the bourgeoisie has opened a window with their election campaign. They opened the window by sponsoring debates, discussion, interviews, put out literature, etc. What does this do? It makes the workers’ ears perk up — “Let me listen to this.”The workers may not be all that enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush or any of the official candidates. But those who are thinking about things want to see if there is anything in this process that is going to help them improve their condition or prevent attacks upon them. And that is why they listen now. And we need to take advantage of this window of opportunity.We need to hone our skills as Marxist propagandists and speak to the workers, the students, the people in the community who are willing to listen. We need to find the one in 100 or the one in 500 or 1,000 who will stop on the street, come over to listen to us, ask for a paper or a leaflet. If we can pull them towards us, it will be on an ideological basis.That is going to be the final strength of our party. Struggle combined with ideological unity around Marxist ideology and socialist revolution. That’s the glue that will hold this party together through thick and thin, through political reaction and militant upsurge. The election campaign offers us an opportunity to speak to all sectors on Marxism and socialism. And it offers us the opportunity to operate as a national unit, when we are the strongest. We must seize upon this opportunity and not get diverted from it. It doesn’t mean giving up any struggle. It means bringing the campaign into the struggle.This campaign cannot be carried politically by our candidates alone, as wonderful as they are. It can only be carried by the party as a whole. I’m not talking about getting the tables up and the speakers working, etc. I mean talking to the masses of the people. Anybody, new or old, can participate politically. From a rally, from a sound truck or a ladder to forcing our way into a debate, to giving out the paper or leaflets to the masses, we can bring the message of socialism and revolution to any place we can get to. I want to emphasize that the Workers World newspaper can become a major instrument of the campaign. Articles on the campaign, messages from the candidates, can be brought to factories, hospitals, big box stores, fast food outlets, street corners. Everyone can participate.We must not be afraid to make a mistake. We must get our feet wet. We must try to get people in the street to listen to us and come towards the party.Speaking to Black Lives MatterWe can go to many areas. Take the Black Lives Matter movement. We can bring Marxism to their movement. For example, we can discuss the capitalist state. We can show how the police in this country began as slave patrols sent to capture escaped slaves, and also to discipline plantation slaves and subjugate the Native peoples. We can show that, as capitalism developed, the cops appeared on the street corners in Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore and everywhere. We can show that the police are rooted in capitalist society and are part of the capitalist state. The police went from being slave patrols to becoming strike breakers and spies; the ones without uniforms were called Pinkertons. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, what were the cops doing besides carrying out repression against the oppressed peoples?They were scab herding. They were busting strikes in the copper mines in Arizona, in the meatpacking plants in Minnesota, in the Caterpillar plant in Illinois, in the newspaper strike in Detroit, in the paper mills in Pennsylvania and so on. That’s when you saw the cops in the other role that they have, aside from national oppression: strike breaking, busting heads and beating down the unions. It’s all coming from the same class that’s profiting — the capitalists.Speaking to low-wage workersThere are hundreds of organizations and thousands of activists around the country who agree with us. They know that the low-wage workers are being exploited, that they don’t have decent wages and that the bosses are getting richer and richer.What do we bring to that discussion? The workers should own McDonald’s. That’s what we bring to the argument. Yes, the workers should get $15 an hour. Yes, the workers should have a union. But McDonald’s should belong to the workers, just as Burger King, the big box stores, the factories and so on. Because these are places of exploitation, and exploitation itself must be abolished. We know the problem is capitalism. And we know the solution is socialism. We can bring that message to the workers. And we have credibility because we are in the struggle. We are not just preaching from a distance.Speaking to unionistsDuring a campaign we have a chance to meet unionists who will be amenable to Marxism. One of the high points of this conference, from my point of view, is the attendance of unionists from the UE [the Electrical Workers union] in Vermont who came here to tell about their defense guard against racism and the Klan. That’s new. And that’s what the union movement needs. And who did this? Was it the run-of-mill trade unionists who are only looking for a raise? No! It was class-conscious, revolutionary trade unionists who did it without being asked. And it is no accident that this same union, the UE, carried out the occupation of the Republic Windows and Doors plant in Chicago. Much could be said about the historical struggle of the UE against racism, but there is not time here.Tommy said yesterday the unions will never become class conscious spontaneously. That is straight out of Lenin’s “What Is To Be Done?”  As Lenin said, revolutionaries must get into the unions. The unions are the only class organizations that exist in capitalist society for the workers, and it’s been that way since capitalism became a real social system. Sam Marcy, the founder of this party, who was a trade unionist in his early days, used to tell us: “If the bosses and/or the ruling class push you out of the union by the front door, you come in the back door. If they throw you out the back door, you come through the window. But you must get in.” That’s where the class has its power as against the bosses. And any worker who has to work “at will” and do what he or she is told, will understand this in a heartbeat.Look at the Boston bus drivers’ union, Local 8751, look at ILWU Local 10 in Oakland, and look at the UE. They are among the only unions in the country that fight racism, that fight for immigrants, that fight for Mumia. We have to multiply and spread that everywhere.Speaking to immigrantsAnd we can bring Marxism to the immigration struggle. The detention centers for immigrants are profit centers, too. They are owned by private corporations, the Correction Corporation of America and others. Before CCA signs a contract with the government, it is guaranteed to be paid for 100 beds, or 200 beds or 300 beds that will be filled. So ICE herds immigrants into the detention centers to guarantee that the beds will be filled and the capitalists get their profits. It’s part of the same capitalist system that exploits and superexploits immigrants by keeping them in fear of deportation.So we have a lot to say about Marxism to the immigrant movement, for which we fight so hard, as well as the struggle against mass incarceration. And also to the women’s movement about patriarchal capitalism, its origins in property, in inheritance, exploitation, and many other things exposed by Friedrich Engels in his book “Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State,” which showed what led to the destruction of the status of women in society.Of course we must talk to the LGBTQ movement, which is also in struggle against patriarchal capitalism. And we must speak to the anti-war movement and explain that this is an imperialist system.  It is not just a matter of a war here and another war there. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the imperialists have been trying to get back all the territory they lost in the 20th century. That is what all the interventions are about.The imperialists want to get back Russia, Iraq, Syria, Libya, north Korea, as well as territory in Africa and in Latin America. War is endemic to monopoly capitalism. We must fight not just war, but the system of monopoly capitalism and destroy it in order to get peace on earth.Sanders and socialismFinally, a word about Sanders and socialism. Larry said yesterday that Sanders, bad as he is, also offers us an opportunity. Sanders has made, not socialism itself, but the word socialism, discussable. It is now a legitimate word that can be brought up because of the bourgeois election campaign. But guess who is the last one on earth who wants to publically discuss socialism? Bernie Sanders! When he is asked about it, he starts mumbling about Denmark or Sweden or Scandinavia and national health care, less inequality, and then goes on to the next question as fast as he can.He doesn’t want to talk about it. But we do! And we can talk about it every place and everywhere. And we can explain to the people that socialism is not just about erasing extreme inequality under capitalism. Of course we want to get rid of inequality — class inequality, national inequality, and sexual and gender inequality. These things are built into capitalism.We want to turn things upside down. We want the bosses to be expropriated and for them to be on the bottom and the workers and the oppressed be on top! That’s the essence of socialism. And we don’t want any hemming and hawing about it. This can be understood by class-conscious workers, everywhere, easily!Build a workers’ world! Build the election campaign! Down with capitalism, imperialism and racism! Fight for socialism!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now

first_img SHARE Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 11, 2016 Facebook Twitter Two hundred twenty-five food and agricultural companies and trade associations sent a letter to Congress on Monday calling for a swift vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was one of the groups signing the letter. NCBA President Tracy Brunner said it’s time to level the playing field for American cattle producers.  Japan is American beef’s largest export market; and, right now, American beef faces an import tariff that’s eleven percent higher than Australian beef. Australis is America’s biggest competitor in the marketplace. Upon TPP implementation, the tariff on American beef drops eleven percent right away, and continues to fall until it reaches a nine percent tariff rate. Brunner says every day TPP doesn’t pass results in lost dollars for American producers.A coalition of dairy groups also signed the letter. The National Milk Producers Federation, U.S. Dairy Export Council, and the International Dairy Foods Association asked members of Congress to support the TPP agreement. They said the TPP is an historic pact between 12 countries containing features that will help America’s dairy farmers and processors in the future, “After months of analysis and deliberation, all three organizations have endorsed the pact, saying the agreement presents, on balance, a step forward for U.S. dairy farmers and companies that process and market their milk.”Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleGrowth in E85 and Mid-Level Ethanol Blends a Win for Consumers, Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Hops Industry Toasting This Holiday Season

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Hops Industry Toasting This Holiday Season Facebook Twitter SHARE Hops Industry Toasting This Holiday Season By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 22, 2017 There is an awful lot for the hops industry to be toasting this holiday season. The USDA Economic Research Service released numbers this week showing that hops production in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington jumped 20 percent this year to a record 104 million pounds. While there are other states that produce hops, those three states account for the bulk of the nation’s production.The total number of harvested acres in those three states climbed 5 percent to 53,282 acres in 2017. The nation’s top hops yield reached 1,959 pounds per acre in 2017, up 246 pounds from last season. The Hops Growers of America says recent trends show that the crop is on track to double its production acreage in just five years. To put it in perspective, the number of acres the U.S. has added in the past five years is larger than the total acreage of most of the other hops-growing countries around the world.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleForeign Ag Service Contributes to Export SuccessNext article A Christmas Gift for Farmers: Lower Taxes Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

12 million committted to improve Strabane

first_imgNewsx Adverts Google+ 12 million committted to improve Strabane Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – May 31, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDerry to host the Turner Prize during City of Culture year in 2013Next articleCalls for more homes to be connected to public sewer system News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Strabane District Council has committed £12m to help achieve its vision for the town over the next three years.The plans were unveiled this week.Among the chief aims of the plans are upgrading and modernising the Melvin Sports Complex and the Riversdale and Derg Valley leisure centres.There are also plans to fast-track the Strabane Bridges project which aims to build two pedestrian and cycle bridges over the River Mourne to link the town centre to outlying areas.The Riverine and Riverlinks projects are expected to be completed within this time, while physical and community regeneration has also been prioritised.The Riverine Project is a joint initiative with neighbouring Lifford with funding already secured to help revamp the region.The project will build tree-lined boulevards, play areas and pedestrian routes.The EU-funded Riverlinks project also aims to transform parts of East Donegal and West Tyrone. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Police officer who killed Cameron Lamb in Missouri charged with manslaughter

first_imgKuzma/iStock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The police officer who shot and killed Cameron Lamb in Missouri last year was charged with manslaughter Thursday.The news came just days after his family met with President Donald Trump to talk about racial inequality and police reform. A Jackson County grand jury indicted former Kansas City police officer Eric DeValkenaere Thursday. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action for recklessly causing the death of Lamb, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release.The first charge carries a punishment of three to 10 years in prison, while the second carries a minimum of three years.Lamb, a black man, was fatally shot by DeValkenaere on Dec. 3, 2019, while he was sitting in his pickup truck and backing into his garage. DeValkenaere and another officer allegedly approached him after receiving a call over a traffic incident, and upon seeing he had a gun, shot him.However, Detective Troy Schwalm, the other officer with DeValkenaere, stated there was no gun in Lamb’s left hand, according to the affidavit. A gun was recovered from the garage floor next to the truck.“The defendant’s reckless behavior began by entering the victim’s property without consent, without a warrant, knocking over the fence to gain entry into that backyard, and firing his weapon, killing Cameron within seconds of entry,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Thursday, according to KMBC-TV. “The conscious disregard of a risk, or in this case, a series of risks or assumptions that were dangerous.”According to Cameron Lamb’s family, Trump promised them that the Department of Justice would look into their case and bring additional federal charges. Lamb’s mother, Laurie Bey, and stepfather, Aquil Bey, addressed those promises in a press conference Thursday night.“We thank the prosecutors’ office for everything which they did,” Aquil Bey said. “The culture that exists here … it kinda prevents you from getting justice.”“We met with the president … and he promised us that the DOJ as well as the FBI is going to look into this case,” he continued. “So even though these charges are not what they could have been, there may be other charges coming. President Trump himself told us, verbally, that, ‘Look, we’re gonna look into this for you.’”In a statement via their attorney, Lee Merritt, Lamb’s family members said they are pleased with the charges against DeValkenaere, but remain eager for his incarceration.“We are pleased at this first step in getting justice for our son, but cannot rest until the man who killed him is behind bars. President Trump and the Attorney General personally promised us a federal investigation into criminal charges for this officer and police department when we met with them this week. We are anxiously waiting for federal action while the state criminal charges proceed against this officer,” they said.DeValkenaere had been with the Kansas City Police Department since September 1999 and was assigned to the Investigations Bureau. He has since been suspended.“The Kansas City Missouri Police Department continues to mourn the loss of life and all suffering surrounding this incident,” the police department said in a statement. “We respect the judicial process, including the grand jury’s finding in this matter, as well as all defendants’ presumption of innocence until proven guilty. As the case makes its way through court, we will continue to respect the process, and therefore cannot comment further at this time. As with any officer involved shooting incident, we will internally review the actions taken by officers.”Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas also released a statement following news of the charges against DeValkenaere.“My heart continues to break for the family of Cameron Lamb,” he said in a release. “I thank the Grand Jury, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office, and the FBI for their work. Even though it has been unnecessarily delayed in this case, I believe our justice system in Kansas City took an important step today, showing all are accountable before the law.”Lucas has been working with the Board of Police Commissioners to eliminate police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more