first_img SHARE Meanwhile, efforts continue in the House to bring a Farm Bill back to the floor. The House Republican Leadership proposed Tuesday to split the Farm Bill into two parts, with a vote this week on farm programs and a vote on food stamps down the road. But whip counts show a low level of support, as farm groups are concerned about contents of the proposal and Democrats say splitting the bill could end urban-rural cooperation that has helped pass farm bills in the past. While House Ag Chair Frank Lucas reluctantly supported this approach if it would allow the farm bill to move forward, House Ag Ranking Member Collin Peterson is opposed and said he doubts the Republican votes are there to pass a bill. In order to get those conservative votes, leadership proposed adding a provision to repeal the permanent 1940s farm law which would make the 2013 Farm Bill the new permanent law. However, farm lobbyists question the addition of this provision without any debate.New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says this plan to split the bill is unacceptable and unprecedented, not only jeopardizing the rural-urban connection in the farm bill but also putting critical food assistance for children, seniors, and military families at risk of even more cuts in the House. Gillibrand says hungry children deserve better than this complete dysfunction from the House turning a long-standing and bipartisan coalition upside down. By Gary Truitt – Jul 11, 2013 “The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.  Because the 608 page bill was made available only this evening, the Administration has had inadequate time to fully review the text of the bill. It is apparent, though, that the bill does not contain sufficient commodity and crop insurance reforms and does not invest in renewable energy, an important source of jobs and economic growth in rural communities across the country.  Legislation as important as a Farm Bill should be constructed in a comprehensive approach that helps strengthen all aspects of the Nation.  This bill also fails to reauthorize nutrition programs, which benefit millions of Americans — in rural, suburban and urban areas alike.  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a cornerstone of our Nation’s food assistance safety net, and should not be left behind as the rest of the Farm Bill advances. If the President were presented with H.R. 2642, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.” Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News White House Renews Farm Bill Veto Threat While the debate on Capitol Hill continues about whether to split the Farm Bill into two bills, the White House has renewed its threat to veto the legislation. Late Wednesday evening, the following statement was released by the Obama administration: Facebook Twitter SHARE White House Renews Farm Bill Veto Threat Previous articleExperts Give Advice on Foliar Fungicide ApplicationsNext articleUS Wheat Production Up 2% Gary Truittlast_img read more

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first_imgHoroscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Linkedin Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 ReddIt Tamia Banks Twitter Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 9, 2021:Inventive, ardent and outrageous, broaden your horizons by thinking outside the box. This year, you strengthen how you communicate through the spoken and written word. Present your ideas clearly and convincingly, and there is no telling where it will lead. Superficial friendships fall by the wayside, while those who stood by you will be invaluable allies. If single, a whirlwind romance grabs you. If attached, renew your vows. GEMINI is unpredictable.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)★★★★Revisit past missteps. Learn from your experience and make positive changes. In your spare time, go all out for a cause you believe in. It will take you away from yourself and into the hearts of others. Tonight: Weekend countdown.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Curiosity about obscure subjects prevents you from being bored. Drum up the nerve and contact someone you admire but do not know personally. Be patient if you do not get an immediate response. Tonight: Ask a friend for an objective opinion.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Learn about a new technique you can pass on to your work or volunteer team. Get to know each other better on a personal level. That will improve your ability to compromise and negotiate. Tonight: Playtime with children and grandchildren.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★You might be asked to mentor someone in a skill you’ve perfected. Rise to the occasion, even if you are unsure of yourself. You may have an aptitude for teaching that you can apply in the future. Tonight: Work up a sweat.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★A joint financial arrangement may start to bear fruit, or a new opportunity may appear from out of the blue. The signs are there, so trust in its growth potential. Turn a pipe dream into a surefire business. Tonight: Dinner for two.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Give someone you love the upper hand, or you may lock horns with no end in sight. Play your cards right, and you will get what you need. Take charge of weekend plans. Tonight: Shop online for a birthday present.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Assist someone with work that you can do in the blink of an eye. Your actions will stand out when you ask for a favor in return. Roll out a mat and practice yoga poses. Tonight: Reserve tickets to an event.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Don’t be shy about your talent. Show off a creative accomplishment. The feedback will inspire you to continue in that direction. Children or grandchildren may introduce you to a new musical genre. Show your enthusiasm whether real or not. Tonight: Online games.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Things may not go according to plan, starting with a delayed early appointment. A family gathering may go south as well. Approach the day with humor, and you will be above the fray. Tonight: Continue to look up ancestral roots.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Your love of learning will bring you a new sense of purpose. Borrow or purchase books, reference materials and webinars that enhance your knowledge. Dream about immersion into another culture, either abroad or in your own country. Tonight: Bake cookies.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Demand the most for yourself, and everything you want will come your way. Wear brighter colors, soften the tone of your voice, and think before you speak. Transform your attitude and the way others see you. Tonight: Talk to siblings or cousins.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★A presentation you prepared could put you on edge. Give yourself enough time to make last-minute changes. Practice relaxation techniques and recite positive affirmations. Make this part of your daily routine. Passion for your material will come through. Tonight: Reward yourself.Born today: Publisher Hugh Hefner (1926), actor Dennis Quaid (1954), singer Jackie Evancho (2000) Facebook Facebook Previous articleEpisode 252 – Major OnionsNext articleWhat we’re reading: Prince Philip dies at 99, President Biden unveils spending proposal Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 29, 2021 ReddIt Linkedin + posts Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

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first_img RSF_en Follow the news on Guinea Bissau Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders has mixed feelings about the government’s decision not to go ahead with a threat to suspend the newspaper Última Hora as it seems to be no more than a stay of execution.At a news conference on 20 April, presidency minister Maria Adiatu Djaló Nandigna issued a “vibrant appeal to the media, especially the newspaper Última Hora, to bring their editorial policies into line with the higher interests” of Guinea-Bissau. But if the appeal was ignored, the government could “use its legal powers to cancel licences for good,” she added.Reporters Without Borders hopes the minister’s statement will not be acted on. It nonetheless constitutes a form of intimidation that undermines media freedom and independence.——————19.04.2011Government urged to lift threatened suspension of newspaperReporters Without Borders today condemned the government’s threat to suspend the newspaper Última Hora after it ran a front-page article on 8 April quoting a US State Department human rights report saying President João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira had been murdered by soldiers led by then-Col. Antonio Indjai (current head of the army) in March 2009.The paper was accused by the government of “systematically” printing articles “deliberately distorting” the government’s image .The press freedom organisation warned that the threatened suspension (announced on 15 April), as well as other repressive measures by the government of prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior, would not improve the country’s image but draw international criticism. It called on the government to lift the threat, exercise its right of reply to the article and stop harassing the country’s media and journalists if Guinea-Bissau wanted to be considered a true democracy. Guinea Bissau: attack by gunmen silences opposition radio station in Bissau January 29, 2021 Find out more Guinea-Bissau: reporter beaten by policeman while covering Covid protest Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent to go further News Guinea BissauAfrica News April 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Stay of execution for newspaper Athizar Mendes Pereira, the paper’s managing editor, was arrested in 2008 for articles criticising the armed forces. Several radio stations and other media outlets have also been silenced by the government in the past for similar reasons, including, in 2002, radio station Bombolom FM, which was suspended for three months. July 27, 2020 Find out more News Guinea BissauAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Freddie Mac Housing Activity Market Growth Multi-Indicator Market Index 2014-03-27 Krista Franks Brock Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Housing Activity Market Growth Multi-Indicator Market Index Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 27, 2014 623 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 3/27/2014 Next: What Industry Executives are Looking for Related Articles Housing markets in half of all states and 35 of the top 50 metros are improving, according to a new report from Freddie Mac. However, only 11 states and four of the top 50 metros are “stable” compared to each market’s individual historical norms, Freddie Mac reported.Freddie Mac’s first Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) was released for the first time Wednesday. The index compares current levels of purchase applications, payment-to-income ratios, the proportion of on-time mortgage payments, and employment and compares them with long-term averages from the past. Both too little or too much activity take a market out of the stable range, according to the MiMi.”In many markets a better employment picture, along with some income growth, makes it possible for more people who are considering buying a home to stay within reasonable payment-to-income ratios on their monthly mortgages,” said Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist.While only four metros are stable, Kiefer said, “As we enter the spring homebuying season, we hope to see recent trends continue with more markets moving closer to their long-term stable range.”States in the stable range include North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Wyoming, Alaska, Louisiana, Montana, West Virginia, Hawaii, Texas, South Dakota, and Vermont.Metros in the stable range include San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas; Austin, Texas; and New Orleans.As of January, states where the housing market improved the most over the year include Florida, Nevada, California, Texas, and the District of Columbia.Top-improving metros over the year include Miami; Orlando; Riverside; California; Las Vegas; and Tampa, Florida.With a value of 0 as “stable,” the national housing market sits at -3.08 in January. However, the market has improved from both a month ago and a year ago, according to the MiMi. Also, this compares to an all-time low of -4.49 in November 2010.Commenting on the relevance of the new index, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, Frank Nothaft said, “With recent history demonstrating that housing activity differs substantially from market to market, MiMi offers a fresh perspective on housing at the local level just as we are entering this new purchase market landscape.” Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Housing Markets Improving But Most Metros Not Yet ‘Stable’ About Author: Krista Franks Brock Sign up for DS News Daily Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Markets Improving But Most Metros Not Yet ‘Stable’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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first_img Previous: Shifting Priorities for Single-Family Zoning Next: Google Pledges $1 Billion to Fund Affordable Housing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Fed’s Decision on Interest Rates Related Articles June 19, 2019 1,085 Views Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Fed’s Decision on Interest Rates  Print This Post Federal Reserve Interest rates 2019-06-19 Mike Albanese Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Federal Reserve Interest rates Those waiting for interest rates to drop for the first time in almost 10 years will have to wait a bit longer, as the Federal Reserve decided Wednesday not to reduce rates.“The Fed held rates steady today as it navigated a challenging balancing act between the easing of global central banks, investor speculation that cuts are necessary to combat slowing economic growth, and the futures markets pricing a high likelihood of a rate cut by July,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com. “The Fed ditched the previous ‘patient’ language it used and instead pledged to ‘closely monitor’ the data and ‘act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.’ This language shift opens up the possibility of a rate cut as soon as July if incoming data suggests weaker growth on the horizon.”Hale said the Fed has two goals: maximize employment and stable prices. While the May Jobs report was below expectations, unemployment remains at record lows.“This month, the Fed could have easily made the case for a scenario of more patience or a precautionary rate cut, but instead focused on responding as necessary to the incoming data,” Hale said. “We’ll see if [Wednesday’s] decision to hold rates steady unnerves investors, consumers, or businesses or if they find the Fed’s flexible posture reassuring.”A survey from WalletHub found that there was a 23% chance that the Fed will reduce interest rate on Wednesday’s meeting. The chances of an increase, though, increase to 97% by September 18.The Fed has increased interest rates nine times, with no decreases, since December 2015.The survey stated that 76% of people support a rate cut, and around the same amount said it would be good for the economy.“The Fed probably won’t cut its target rate at its June meeting,” said WalletHub CEO Odysseas Papadimitriou. “But future pricing indicates we’re almost certain to see a rate reduction this summer or early fall.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Mike Albanese Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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first_imgHR: Positive Resignation – How to hand in your noticeShared from missc on 8 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. A question that all HR/recruitment professionals get asked on at least a semi regular basis is: “How should I resign?”. The real answer is, there is no textbook answer as there are so many variables and moving parts involved relevant to e.g. company, manager, your professional style etc. but there are definitely a whole lot of wrong ways to do it. Here’s my 4 small tips that hopefully will offer some piece of mind during what in most cases is an awkward conversation (at best), and help it flow with a little more ease and hopefully avoid friction or burned bridges.Tip 1: No matter how much you might feel like it, don’t use the flaws of the company/manager as your reason for leaving. This is not the time or the place to have this conversation. My advice would be that if there is a burning desire inside you to offer some constructive criticism, do so at an exit interview in a rational and balanced manner. Instead use the positive points of why you have chosen to accept the new role as the reason for your departure.Tip 2: I’m firmly of the belief that we never stop learning and thus regardless of if you feel it has been the most fulfilling role or not, think of the lessons you’ve learned and thank your manager/company for the opportunity to have learned and grown as a professional.Tip 3: Unless extenuating circumstances dictate otherwise, wherever possible be willing to work your full contractual notice period. Make arrangements as such so as to make your transition out of the company as smooth as possible.Tip 4: If not already part of process, offer your time to have an “exit meeting/interview” with your line manager with the aim of trying to shed light on where in your opinion, the organisation could improve. This is where you can offer your CONSTRUCTIVE feedback and show that you are not harbouring any ill feelings due to some negative experiences but instead are aiming to offer your opinion to ensure other employees don’t feel the same thing.These are by no means complicated steps and is relatively “back to basics” kind of stuff but I hope it will give some piece of mind to anyone who may be looking for a little direction on ways to part ways in a positive light.center_img Previous Article Next Article Read full article last_img read more

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first_img As an HR/Talent pro I am on record as stating that you can learn just about everything you need to know about leadership, management, performance, assessment, teamwork, engagement, culture, succession planning, the workplace and ultimately winning from watching sports.Read full article The 8 Man Rotation – 2015 Season – #8ManRotationShared from Steve Boese on 15 Jun 2016 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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first_img Image: Metallix Asia Ltd General Manager Sangbae Kim. Photo: Courtesy of Metallix Refining Inc. Following the news reported in June of the establishment of Metallix Refining Europe, Metallix Refining is proud to announce its continued global expansion with the launch of Metallix Refining Asia Ltd. located in Seoul, South Korea.Metallix Refining Asia is managed by Sangbae Kim, a Korean native and precious metals recycling industry veteran.  Located in the Gangnam district, home of towering skyscrapers, significant business commerce and an abundance of cultural influence.  This location joins the Metallix global presence with established offices in North America and Europe.Sangbae Kim previously spent 7 years with a large primary precious metal refiner in Asia where he was responsible for all overseas sales and operations.  He managed clients in 14 countries and is very experienced in building lasting international business relationships.President Maria Piastre states, “Mr. Kim’s in depth knowledge makes him a trusted and valuable resource for Metallix’ current and future clients and a welcome addition to the Metallix Refining global team.  With the addition of the Europe and Asia offices, now more than ever, Metallix can be the precious metal recycling resource for our customers on a local, regional, national and global level.”“In the precious metal recycling industry, an excellent reputation is essential.  Throughout my tenure in the precious metal industry, I always heard positive things about Metallix’ processes, technology and service.  These accolades were verified when I had the opportunity to work with Metallix on a few projects.  I am extremely proud to join the Metallix Team and be a part of this global, innovative and customer focused organization.  I look forward to expanding Metallix Refining Asia Ltd. to Asia and beyond.”Source: Company Press Release. Source: Company Press Release Metallix Refining Asia is managed by Sangbae Kim, a Korean native and precious metals recycling industry veteranlast_img read more

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first_imgOxford remains in second place in the Guardian’s 2019 university league tables as Cambridge clinched the top spot.It is the third consecutive year that Oxford, Cambridge, and St Andrews have occupied the top three positions in the table.The yearly ranking system scores colleges out of 100 based on courses, satisfaction, funding per student, teaching quality, and student-staff ratio among other measures.Oxford’s overall score out of 100 fell by 0.7 from 98.1 in 2018.The list also ranks colleges for their performance in subjects. Oxford rose to the top spot in Anthropology this year, beating out London School of Economics from last year.The University remained the best in the country for Business, Chemistry, Music, Geography, and Maths, among others.King’s College London suffered the biggest drop, falling 19 places to 58 from 39 last year.Trinity St David’s and Westminster were the biggest risers, as both climbed 27 places. Trinity St David’s shot up from 112 to 85, while Westminster rose from 108 to 81.last_img read more

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April 21, 2021

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first_imgTrend-spotters from the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) have predicted 10 key trends that will shape the fast-moving consumer goods industry in the New Year.1. Amazonia: use of ingredients from the Amazon, such as açaí berries and red grapes.2. Ethical products: Fairtrade and sustainable ingredients, which help to highlight local products.3. Refillable and biodegradable packaging.4. Natural products.5. Simplicity in products and marketing messages.6. Technology: advanced packaging and consumer tracking procedures.7. The internet as a marketing medium. More companies are expected to join the ’blogging’ revolution.8. Teens and seniors: the two consumer groups that will continue to matter for companies.9. Key opportunities for companies to convert teen users into adult loyalists lie with a new focus on products ’growing up’ with teens.10. Breakfast will continue to see new innovation and development.”We’re talking about trends, not fads here, so we predict that all of these developments will be around for some time to come. Of course, certain innovations will have a much greater impact on some regions than others.”Amazonia has greatest impact right now in North America, but will spread to Europe, while sustainability has been stronger in Europe, but is beginning to grow in the US,” said David Jago, director of GNPD Custom Solutions at the research company.last_img read more

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