By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 26, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Calls on EPA to Follow Law, Keep RFS Whole Previous articleRep. Walorski Sponsored Bill to Preserve Family FarmsNext articleSOS on Turkey Day – My Turkey Isn’t Ready, What Do I Do Now? Hoosier Ag Today SHARE NCGA Calls on EPA to Follow Law, Keep RFS Whole Facebook Twitter SHARE The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to EPA’s supplemental proposed rule for the 2020 volume standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.Rather than addressing the impact of waived renewable fuel gallons based on exemptions actually granted by EPA, the proposed rule would use a three-year average of Department of Energy (DOE) recommended waivers. By using DOE recommendations, not actual waived gallons, EPA’s proposal to redistribute any future waived gallons is half of what President Trump previously committed to farm-state Senators.“EPA’s proposal does not ensure sufficiently accurate projections for waived gallons and, therefore, will continue to shortchange the RFS when waivers are granted,” NCGA President Kevin Ross wrote. “Farmers are once again asking EPA to uphold the law and the integrity of the RFS.”Since early 2018, EPA has granted 85 RFS exemptions to refineries for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 RFS compliance years, totaling 4.04 billion ethanol-equivalent gallons of renewable fuel.More than 1900 corn farmers have submitted comments to the EPA urging they follow the law and uphold the President’s commitment to farmers and the RFS.Source: National Corn Growers Association Facebook Twitter
to go further Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders deplores the European Parliament’s adoption of the Gallo report and fears its impact on future implementation of the European Commission’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive 2 (IPRED 2). Drafted by French MEP Marielle Gallo of the European People’s Party (EPP), the report was approved by 328 to 245 votes on 22 September. It embodies a repressive approach to the defence of intellectual property rights, is riddled with inconsistencies and violates the rights of Internet users. But Gallo was able to use the need to combat counterfeiting and piracy to mobilise votes.The vote represents a U-turn in relation to the positions recently taken by the European Parliament. On 10 March, the parliament voting almost unanimously for a resolution urging the European Commission to be more transparent about its position in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations and to release the latest ACTA draft.Then, in “Declaration No. 12” adopted on 7 September, MEPs reiterated their condemnation of the non-transparent way the ACTA is being negotiated and urged negotiators to ensure that fundamental rights are respected.By approving the Gallo report, the European Parliament has bolstered the dominant position in the European Commission and has given it a free hand to negotiate an ACTA that will endanger online freedoms.————————————————————————————–MEPs urged to reject Gallo report 21/09/2010Reporters Without Borders calls on MEPs to reject the Gallo Report when it is submitted to a vote of a full session of the European Parliament on 22 September because implementation of its recommendations would restrict online rights and freedoms including free expression, the protection of privacy and the right to a fair trial.Drafted by French MEP Marielle Gallo of the European People’s Party (EPP) at the request of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), the report recommends ways to reinforce intellectual property rights in line with the European Commission’s September 2009 call for non-legislative measures to combat file-sharing without going through the courts.Instead of voting for the Gallo report, Reporters Without Borders urges MEPS to support an alternative report drafted by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the Greens, which respects Net Neutrality.This would be in line with the declaration adopted by MEPs on 7 September – “Declaration No. 12” – which condemned the potentially objectionable content of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and the non-transparent way it is being negotiated. By rejecting the Gallo report, MEPs would send a strong signal to those who will meet in Tokyo next week for the final round of ACTA negotiations.The Gallo report is non-legislative in nature but, once approved by the parliament, it would influence the measures adopted by the European Commission. It aims to combat illegal downloading but ignores the fact that there is legal file-sharing that fosters online creativity. By reinforcing copyright protection and the use of procedures to suppress file-sharing, it would open the way for more laws such as France’s HADOPI although studies have criticised their effectiveness.The Gallo report also supports the proposed ACTA, which would make Internet service providers responsible for online content, encourage the use of tools for prior surveillance and data filtering and provide for the suspension of Internet connections for violators (http://en.rsf.org/potential-threats-to-online-free-23-04-2010,37129.html).The S&D/Green report is not the only alternative to the Gallo report. One was also drafted by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). Although less repressive than the Gallo report, it nonetheless contains unacceptable proposals. It would, for example, allow ISPs to decide whether Internet users were illegally downloading and to take appropriate reaction.The report drafted by the S&D/Green group guarantees the principle of Net Neutrality and the protection of personal data, and distinguishes between commercial file-sharing and file-sharing between individuals. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Europe – Central Asia News September 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Parliament adopts Gallo report RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts News June 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more
Organisation Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Protecting journalists Covid19 WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has partnered with the Maine-based apparel company, American Roots, to deliver facemasks to local journalists, technicians and photographers in small newsrooms in communities across the United States. April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports RSF_en News United StatesAmericas Protecting journalists Covid19 American Roots In early March, RSF began contacting newsrooms in local counties, cities, and states where the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading rapidly to determine if journalists were able to access protective facemasks. RSF’s focus was on local outlets with an average staff size of 10-20 journalists. Many of the newsrooms reported difficulty procuring masks and welcomed the initiative. In response, RSF worked with American Roots to procure the facemasks, including 100 that were donated by the company.“With the scarcity of facemasks at the start of the outbreak, we were really concerned about the safety of journalists and immediately started contacting American retailers who were producing facemasks for frontline responders,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of RSF USA. “While most American companies we spoke to were understandably reserving facemasks for healthcare professionals, American Roots immediately recognized the importance of journalists as frontline responders. Dozens of reporters around the world have been exposed to the virus and many have died. Protecting their health is crucial and we are extremely grateful to American Roots for their commitment to the safety of our journalists.”With the resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States, RSF is contacting newsrooms experiencing heightened demand for personal protective equipment. We have also endeavoured to distribute as many masks as possible to newsrooms that represent minority groups hardest hit by the pandemic, including Black, Native American, and Hispanic community newsrooms. “Three months ago we pivoted our 100% American Made and Union Made clothing company to produce urgently needed PPE,” said Ben Waxman, co-founder of American Roots. “We were incredibly grateful to RSF for the support and purchase of our 100% Cotton masks, and were happy to donate a portion of masks to such a critical organization. We believe now more than ever it is critical to the well-being of all Americans that the press is able to operate in a safe and true ‘freedom of the press environment.’ Having the right information now more than ever is critical to the future of the country. Thank you for all that you do to ensure accurate information is being reported and we are happy to help keep reporters safe and healthy in this time of crisis.”So far, RSF has distributed over 300 masks to newsrooms around the country, including:The Globe, Nobles, MNThe Marion Star, Marion, OHThe Journal News, Westchester, NYThe Tama News-Herald, Tama, IA Sterling Journal-Advocate, Logan, CO Black Star News, New York, NYAtlantic News Telegraph, Atlantic, IACarroll Times-Herald, Carroll, IA Cherokee-Times, Cherokee, IA Black Hills Pioneer, Spearfish, SD The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA INFORUM, Fargo, NDChattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, TNState Port Pilot, Southport, NCTideland News, Morehead City, NCRichmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VARSF is proud to partner with American Roots. To learn more about American Roots, click here. The United States is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 26, 2020 US – RSF and American Roots partner to provide protective facemasks to US newsrooms News
Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy In a city filled with culinary outposts that honor cuisines from all across the world, one stands out for offering a unique, authentic and heartfelt representation of Japanese food from taste to presentation. Osawa has been delighting guests with their outstanding approach to hospitality, and mouthwatering menu offerings, ever since their launch one year ago. Thatâ€™s right â€“ Osawa is officially celebrating its one-year anniversary, and theyâ€™re doing so with the addition of a new chef, new menu items and complimentary sake for guests over 21!â€œIâ€™m really excited to be celebrating our one-year anniversary,â€ says Sayuri Tachibe, Owner of Osawa. â€œOwning a business can be a great deal of work and long hours, but Iâ€™m enjoying the role of owner, manager and being together alongside my coworkers. What is most rewarding is seeing our many regular guests that come to the restaurant two or three times a week. Osawa is like their kitchen at home. Hearing about their lives as we chat at their tables brings me great joy. I love it!â€Itâ€™s all part and parcel with Sayuriâ€™s attention to â€˜Omotenashiâ€™, a traditional form of Japanese hospitality that focuses on treating guests like royalty, and making them as comfortable as you would if they were being welcomed to your home. Itâ€™s an approach Sayuri honed while working at Japan Airlines for four years, not to mention a value thatâ€™s instilled in the Japanese culture as a whole. Itâ€™s so ingrained in Sayuri, that it has been her focus from Osawaâ€™s inception, that warm and inviting attention to detail is exemplified by everyone who works at the restaurant.Osawaâ€™s celebration of one year in operation is also marked with a new addition to their talented roster. Chef Seiji Nakano joins Osawa as their new Sushi Chef, sharing 44 years of knowledge and artistry with Osawaâ€™s guests. Having worked at outposts such as Toranoko, Katana and Inagiku at the Bonaventure Hotel, Chef Nakano comes to Osawa with a fervent fan following, so much so, that guests make reservations a week in advance so that they can sit at the sushi bar and watch him work.â€œHis hands are magic,â€ Sayuri enthuses. â€œHe is so funny and very artistic. He entertains guests of all ages at the sushi bar by creating butterflies, flowers and goldfish out of his food, and he likes to surprise our guests. Sometimes he makes them things out of origami paper. He wants to inspire everyone, and weâ€™re learning so much from him. Itâ€™s truly a unique experience to sit and enjoy a meal that he has created.â€Chef Nakano joins Chef Norio Yoshikawa, a veteran of Katana and Kagaya who has overseen the kitchen since Osawaâ€™s launch. Sayuri notes that customers also ask for him by name, and itâ€™s not hard to see why. Chef Yoshikawaâ€™s traditional approach to shabu shabu is legendary, using top-notch ingredients such as rib eye, wagyu beef, and the newly added tonkotsu kurobuta pork. Chef Yoshikawa has also added a brand new Shokado bento box to the menu, which offers a selection of sushi, sashimi and traditional meats.Osawaâ€™s daily specials change frequently to reflect the local and seasonal markets. Among the current spring specials are Snapper Arare Tempura, Fried Potato with Shichimi and Yuzu Aioli, Crispy Brussels with Curry Salt and Jidori Chicken Liver Mousse. Itâ€™s a mandate Chef Nakano also follows behind the sushi bar, offering monthly specials based on whatâ€™s freshly caught or new to taste. This month, the sushi specials include Uni Tofu, Jelly Fish, Blue Fin Tuna and more. To put it simply, thereâ€™s always something tasty and new to enjoy at Osawa!As part of Sayuri and Osawaâ€™s dedication to â€˜Omotenashiâ€™, guests who come to visit Osawa from April 30th to May 30th will each be treated to a complimentary glass of sake, as long as they are 21 and over, of course. The celebratory sake of choice will be Jitsuraku Junmai from Hyogo, Japan, which is just one of several new sakes that have been added to Osawaâ€™s drink menu. And, how did they choose the sakes they added to their drink list? By conversing with their customers, of course.That deepening connection with their customers is something that will always define Osawa, no matter how many anniversaries they have. Says Sayuri, â€œWe love our customers, we listen to them, and we try to make something special for them to heighten their experience every time they come in. Some of our customers travel to Japan, and when they return, they request certain dishes they had while in Japan, and we like to recreate them. Our customers bring their friends, family and coworkers, and we even have customers who come by themselves, which can be hard for some people to do. But they come and bring a book, or they chat with us, like itâ€™s their home, which is what I wanted. I wanted Osawa to be a nice home-style neighborhood restaurant, and I wanted to share real Japanese food made by real Japanese chefs. I hope that more people will come to Pasadena to enjoy our restaurant, our food, and our â€˜Omotenashiâ€™ for years to come.â€Osawa is open for lunch every Monday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and for dinner every Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., every Friday & Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and every Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, please call Osawa directly at (626) 683-1150. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. 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News UpdatesCentre Notifies Amendments To Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and Insurance Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 March 2021 2:46 AMShare This – xThe Centre has notified amendments to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and Insurance Act.Both these amendments received the assent of the President of India yesterday (25th March), and shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, was passed by…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 Centre has notified amendments to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and Insurance Act.Both these amendments received the assent of the President of India yesterday (25th March), and shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, was passed by Parliament on 16th March. The amendment modifies Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act to extend the upper limit for medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks, from the present stipulation of 20 weeks, for certain categories of women which will be defined in the MTP Rules. These categories will include ‘vulnerable women’ including rape victims.The Parliament had passed the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2021, on 22nd March, which seeks to increase the maximum permissible Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the insurance sector to 74%, from the current limit of 49%. The amendment seeks to achieve the objective of Government’s Foreign Direct Investment Policy of supplementing domestic long-term capital, technology and skills for the growth of the economy and the insurance sector, and thereby enhance insurance penetration and social protection, it has been decided to raise the limit of foreign investment in Indian insurance companies from the existing 49 per cent. to 74 per cent.”The Appropriation Act 2021 , Appropriation No 2 Act 2021, Puducherry Appropriation Act 2021, Puducherry Appropriation Vote on Account Act 2021, Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation Act 2021, Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation No 2 Act 2021, have also been notified yesterday. Click here to Read/Download Act [MTP]Click here to Read/Download Act [Insurance]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Gardai in Milford are appealing for information following a break in at Kernan’s shop in Ramelton.The premises was broken into at approximately 3 o’clock this morning.It is believed a quantity of cash was taken.Anyone who may have any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 91 53060. By News Highland – December 1, 2017 Previous articleAdjourned Budget meeting to take place todayNext articleTwo to appear at Derry Magistrates Court this morning on drug related charges News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardai in Milford appeal for information following break in at Kernan’s in Ramelton
fernandogarciaesteban/iStockBY: ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced elementary schools will be reopening in-person on Monday, Dec. 7, in a reversal from a previous decision.De Blasio said Sunday testing would be done weekly and testing consent forms will be required for students to return. Additionally, district 75 schools that cater to students with disabilities will reopen beginning Thursday, Dec. 10.The mayor added that the city would be moving to five-day in-person learning as much as possible, moving away from a hybrid model.The nation’s largest school district shut its doors in mid-November as novel coronavirus rates crept upward in New York City, with a positivity rate above 3% over a seven-day rolling average, a standard the city had set at which schools would close.It was a move that frustrated many parents, teachers and students — and even prompted questions from public health experts.The reopening of schools is focusing on younger grades, de Blasio said, as studies have shown that coronavirus impacts younger children less harshly. There is no word yet on reopenings for middle and high schools.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Share this article View post tag: sailors View post tag: Pacific View post tag: Northwest View post tag: September View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Pacific Northwest Sailors Remember September 11th View post tag: 11th View post tag: Navy Training & Education Sailors and Marines at naval installations throughout the Pacific Northwest remembered the tragic events that occurred during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and honored the fallen with a memorial ceremony, Sept. 11.Those in attendance observed ceremonial morning Colors, a memorial wreath presentation, guest speakers and benedictions given by Navy Chaplains.Service members stood at attention as a tolling of the bells was conducted by Senior Chief Sonar Technician David Kanski and Chief Electronics Technician Joseph Qualls, both assigned to Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. “This is such an important reminder of what it is that we’re fighting for,” said Qualls. “Every year, as service members and defenders of our country, we are re-inspired.”Newly selected chief petty officers throughout the region sang the national anthem. “It’s an honor to be a part of this ceremony,” said Chief (select) Yeoman Fines Stevenson, attached to USS Ingraham (FFG 61). “This is bigger than just a ceremony. We’re remembering a day that is a part of our American history, a day that represents who we are as Sailors and service members serving our country.”Firefighters of the Naval Station Everett (NSE) Fire Department presented a memorial wreath during the ceremony. “It’s a very moving, very emotional moment for everyone,” said Troy Whitmore, fire captain, NSE Fire Dept. “It’s our job as firefighters to provide assistance and aid in times of crisis and that’s exactly what each and every one of those on-scene firefighters did so selflessly on the day of the attacks. So, it was an honor for our department to be able to present the wreath today.”Service members shared stories and recalled the historical day from their individual accounts.Remembrance ceremonies were held at all Navy Region Northwest installations including Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Naval Station Everett, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 13, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Remember View post tag: News by topic September 13, 2012 USA: Pacific Northwest Sailors Remember September 11th