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Farm Bill Introduced in Senate

first_img SHARE Source: NAFB News Service By Gary Truitt – May 24, 2012 Facebook Twitter Farm Bill Introduced in Senate The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 has officially been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow made the announcement Thursday. The bipartisan bill authored by Stabenow and Ranking Member Pat Roberts reforms U.S. food and farm policy to save 23-billion dollars while strengthening and streamlining programs to continue growth of the agricultural economy. The Senate Ag Committee adopted the measure on a 16 to 5 vote last month. According to Stabenow – the bill represents the most significant reforms of ag policy in decades. By eliminating duplication and streamlining programs – she says the committee was able to continue investing in initiatives that help farmers and small businesses create jobs. The Ag Chair says the bill has strong bipartisan support from Senators across the country. Looking forward – she says the goal is to build on that broad bipartisan support to enact a farm bill before the current one expires. Noting that agriculture supports 16-million jobs in the U.S. – Stabenow says it’s absolutely critical to provide farmers the certainty they need by passing the farm bill this year. Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Introduced in Senate Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleSome Early-Planted Corn Starts to Show Signs of Seedling BlightsNext articleAgriculture Included in Latest Indiana Trade Mission Gary Truittlast_img read more

“Thor: Ragnarok” is funny but lacks a good villain

first_imgTwitter Previous articleStudents voice opinions about guns on campusNext articleDistrict voters approve Fort Worth ISD bond proposals, seven state propositions William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun ReddIt William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook ReddIt + posts Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy Photo taken from IGN. print“Thor: Ragnarok” offers lots of laughs and action but doesn’t offer much to stand out from the rest of the Marvel films.“Ragnarok” is the third movie in the Thor series and this one follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he finds himself imprisoned on the other side of the universe. The planet he finds himself on puts him in a gladiator pit to fight his former teammate the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). He also has the challenge of getting back to his homeworld of Asgard before Hela (Cate Blanchett) destroys it.Hemsworth did a fine job as Thor just like all the other movies. I did enjoy the new look they give him in this film and I hope that he will keep that look in “Infinity Wars.” I felt like Blanchett was weak in her role of the God of Death as the main villain. She didn’t bring the fear and power that her character needed to have.Taika Waititi who played Korg a new character brought life to this movie that I absolutely loved. Even as a side character that holds no weight to the plot, Korg was hilarious and brought some the best moments to the film.The movie had some fun and exciting action sequences. The fight scene between Thor and the Hulk is the most memorable fight with the jokes and was cool seeing these two powerhouses battle each other.I found myself laughing for a lot of this film, but other than that the film is nothing special and will be a film I will soon forget. I find myself trying harder and harder to enjoy Marvel movies as they just keep pumping out movies that all feel the same and don’t offer anything new to the franchise.Verdict:While overall the movie is hilarious it lacks the punch of a powerful villain and is not a memorable movie. The movie is still fun and many will enjoy this installment in the MCU, sooner of later they will run out of ideas for superhero movies. Right?6.5/10 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations TAGSMarvelReviewThor Linkedin William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Twitter Linkedin William Konig Facebook William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/last_img read more

WEX Inc. to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results on February…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WEX Inc. to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results on February 24, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 1, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  Twitter Facebook Previous articleTwo Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Closing of Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 OfferingNext articleO’Ree’s hockey stick reminds Trudeau of fight against racism Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

PSNI accused of trying to cause tension among Dissidents

first_img Twitter PSNI accused of trying to cause tension among Dissidents News Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The PSNI in Derry have informed leading members of the dissident republican movement that their lives are under threat.It is understood that at least two dissidents have been approached by the PSNI and told they were under threat.One of the men was informed he was under threat ‘of an unspecified nature’ from members of the dissident republican movement.The other man was told that the Real IRA in Derry believed that he was an informant.Both men are prominent members of the dissident group in the city.A spokesperson for the 32 County Sovereignity Movement said that they believed the PSNI were engaged in ‘dirty tricks’ and were trying to sow dissent within their ranks.They said that following the killing of Kieran Doherty the security services were trying to create a picture of ‘disunity in republican ranks’ but added that this would not succeed. Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – March 5, 2010 Facebook Previous articleConcerns that HSE may close Lifford and Ballyshannon care homesNext articleNo firm commitment on Glenties Health Centre News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Voter turnout said to be very high in Donegal constituencies

first_img Voter turnout is said to be, so far, higher compared to the last General Election in 2007 – with 30 per cent of the electorate having already cast their vote by 3 o’clock this afternoon.Voting is continuing in the General Election around the country, with polling stations set to remain open until 10pm.At 6 o clock Turnout in Donegal South-West was said to be very high according to our figures at the minute, with an average of up to 50% plus of people having voted.There was a particularly strong  turnout in south west Carrick with 52%,  Kilcar 45%. North West area Gweedore, Gortahork, Falcarragh was ranging between 48-50% at 6 o clock.In Killybegs one presiding officer has said that it is the best poll in 20 years.Turnout in Donegal North East is slightly lower at just over 40%.Letterkenny Town was said between 39-43%, Kilmacrennan 40%,Manorcunningham 41%, and Buncrana 43%.Todays weather is said to be a contributing factor to the high turnout so far.Although the high unemployment rate in the County may be a factor to why voting is currently so high.Rush now expected after tea-time. Students returning home later this evening could also swell numbers. Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleFlybe introduce new service at City of Derry AirportNext articleELECTION 2011- from the count centres News Highland By News Highland – February 25, 2011 Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Voter turnout said to be very high in Donegal constituencies Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Fifth Petition Seeks Probe Into Ex- CP Param Bir Singh’s Corruption Allegations Against Anil Deshmukh, CA’s Plea Seeks Judicial Inquiry

first_imgNews UpdatesFifth Petition Seeks Probe Into Ex- CP Param Bir Singh’s Corruption Allegations Against Anil Deshmukh, CA’s Plea Seeks Judicial Inquiry Sharmeen Hakim30 March 2021 7:04 AMShare This – xA fifth petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court regarding the corruption and extortion allegations made by the former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against the State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.The latest PIL filed by chartered accountant – Mohan Prabhakar Bhide – through law firm MAG Legal seeks directions to constitute a committee headed by a retired Supreme Court…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?LoginA fifth petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court regarding the corruption and extortion allegations made by the former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against the State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.The latest PIL filed by chartered accountant – Mohan Prabhakar Bhide – through law firm MAG Legal seeks directions to constitute a committee headed by a retired Supreme Court or High Court judge on the allegations and appropriate action based on the inquiry.The State, Chief Minister, Home Minister and Param Bir Singh are the respondents in the PIL. The other PILs are filed by Param Bir Singh and an advocate – Ghanshyam Upadhyay. Singh’s PIL will be heard by a bench led by the Chief Justice tomorrow. Two writ petitions in the Bombay HC by an advocate and activist are also pending for similar reliefs. On Tuesday, a division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale pulled up an advocate for invoking the writ jurisdiction of the court for an independent probe into the former Commissioner’s allegations, calling it “cheap publicity.” Bhide says he runs an educational institute and has not approached the court for “any personal gain with ulterior motives.” Bhide in his petition, further states that after Param Bir’s letter was reported in the print and electronic media, “all the citizens of India especially those who are residing in the State of Maharashtra on in Mumbai were echoing one common feeling that if the HM and Police personnel of the highest stature are involved in such illegal activities then, the citizens of the country are not safe.”Subscribe 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

Assessment of Calanus finmarchicus growth and dormancy using the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases method

first_imgWe obtained growth rates of the copepod Calanus finmarchicus at different locations across the North Atlantic between May 1998 and June 2004. Animals were incubated for 2–9 days and fed either with natural food assemblages or with cultured algae. During this period, we measured both somatic weight-specific growth rates (measured as protein change) and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARS) activity. We found a highly significant relationship between AARS activity and growth in protein content (R2 = 0.55, P < 0.001). Significant AARS activity also occurred when growth was negative, the relationship predicting an AARS activity level of 8.33 nmPPi·mg protein–1·h–1 when somatic growth is zero. This is because AARS activity is expected even when growth is negative, owing to the continued protein turnover in the cells. The AARS method allowed for the first time the study of protein metabolism in overwintering C. finmarchicus. Our study results showed that overwintering copepods had significantly lower values of AARS activity than non-diapausing animals (t = –3.51, P < 0.002). The AARS method opens the possibility to better understand physiology dynamics of deep-water organisms (e.g. the beginning and end of diapause).last_img read more

The winter pack-ice zone provides a sheltered but food-poor habitat for larval Antarctic krill

first_imgA dominant Antarctic ecological paradigm suggests that winter sea ice is generally the main feeding ground for krill larvae. Observations from our winter cruise to the southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean contradict this view and present the first evidence that the pack-ice zone is a food-poor habitat for larval development. In contrast, the more open marginal ice zone provides a more favourable food environment for high larval krill growth rates. We found that complex under-ice habitats are, however, vital for larval krill when water column productivity is limited by light, by providing structures that offer protection from predators and to collect organic material released from the ice. The larvae feed on this sparse ice-associated food during the day. After sunset, they migrate into the water below the ice (upper 20 m) and drift away from the ice areas where they have previously fed. Model analyses indicate that this behaviour increases both food uptake in a patchy food environment and the likelihood of overwinter transport to areas where feeding conditions are more favourable in spring.last_img read more

Balliol JCR confesses “major oversight”

first_imgSignificant work will be conducted on the masonry of the west side of Balliol College, it has been annouced. Alex Bartram, JCR President, informed students on Monday, only a day before students living in college next year would choose their rooms.Cherwell has learned that members of the last JCR Executive Committee were informed about this work by representatives from college at the end of their term in office, in Michaelmas, but that neither they nor college had informed the current JCR Executive about the planned restoration.The measures will affect the west side of Balliol during Michaelmas and Hilary of next year, totalling seventeen rooms overlooking Magdalen Street, on four staircases that are usually reserved for finalists.Although the actual stonework will be done offsite, the affected rooms will have their windows covered with plastic sheeting for a portion of the two terms and will be subject to an amount of noise described by College sources as “no more than the sound of soft rain.”  Bartram agrees that this was “the source of the problem”, but emphasises that he “would not place the blame squarely on my predecessors, as they were not aware of the scale of the problem at the time, and its effects would be felt after their time in office and even their time at university for the most part.“Nevertheless, it’s impossible to avoid concluding that this was a fairly major failure of the JCR’s institutional memory, and a major oversight on their part.”Former JCR President Ben Marshall commented, “Everyone has now been told of the situation, it has been resolved in a perfectly reasonable way, and other than the later than desirable notice, the JCR has been in no way adversely affected.”In response to talks held between members of the current JCR Committee and the Domestic Bursar on Tuesday morning, it was agreed that those choosing to live in the affected rooms will be compensated to the tune of £65 for each term of restoration, an amount equivalent to 5% of the rental cost.Bartram described this as “a satisfactory and logical solution to the problem,” remarking that the College were “reasonable and open to suggestions, even urgent ones, and even expensive ones, from the JCR.”The student reaction has been muted. Sam Atwell, a second year PPEist, told Cherwell, “It is unclear how much of a problem this will be. However, with the system of dynamic room pricing recently introduced, I am surprised that the issue hasn’t been flagged up earlier.”Some students, however, were more ambivalent about the matter, such as Emily Troup, a second year CAAH-ist, who commented, “If it means that rooms are cheaper and people know in advance, then I can’t see it being a massive problem. Magdalen Street is ugly anyway.”Room viewing and choice will go ahead as planned.Balliol College is yet to respond to Cherwell’s request for comment.last_img read more

Register for Bakers’ Fair now!

first_imgDon’t forget to register to visit Bakers’ Fair, supported by Norbake, taking place at Manchester Armitage Centre on Sunday 4 October. Entry is free, and visitors will have the chance to pick up lots of new tips and ideas for their businesses, as well as checking out the Richemont Club of Great Britain’s Annual Competition, including its live cake decorating challenge.At the Stage Area, visitors can watch presentations from NAMB chairman Mike Holling, who will be talking about how craft bakers can survive on the high street, while NAMB director Anthony Kindred will discuss salt reduction. Software company RedBlack will illustrate the benefits of bakery software.The show is open from 9.30am to 4pm. For tickets, call 01792 365902 or register at www.bakersfair.co.uk.last_img read more