Hoosiers Defend Food Prices and Farm Policy

first_img Facebook Twitter Also testifying at the  hearing was Dr. Ephraim Leibtag, Assistant Administrator, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Mr. Andrew Harig, Senior Director of Sustainability, Tax, and Trade, Food Marketing Institute.  In addition, the hearing dealt with nutrition and food assistance programs. Jason HendersonHenderson defended the use of crop insurance subsidies saying it helps taxpayers by keeping food prices more stable, “While taxpayer dollars are used to subsidize a part of crop insurance premiums, if that funding was taken away, it would cost consumers over $2 billion in lost economic value.” Hoosiers Defend Food Prices and Farm Policy SHARE Previous articleJapan Renews Interest in US CornNext articleIndiana Planting Comes to a Standstill Gary Truitt SHARE Food Prices and Farm PolicyJackie WalorskiA House subcommittee hearing in Washington on Thursday focused on the connection between farm policy and food prices and had a distinctly Indiana flavor. Chaired by Hoosier Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, the panel of witnesses included Dr. Jason Henderson head of the Purdue Extension program. He testified that the new, market-oriented, farm policy established in the last Farm Bill is making a difference during the current downturn in the U.S. ag economy, “Unlike the farm crisis of the 1980s where farm programs focused on price controls and supply management that often caused sharp spikes in retail food prices, the current crop insurance program helps keep food price stable.” In short, he said farm policy provides stability to the farm economy, “and that will mean steady or even lower food prices as a result of less uncertainty in the food production system.”  Dr. Henderson also defended the use of biotechnology in food production  and assured lawmakers that the US food supply is safe. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 29, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosiers Defend Food Prices and Farm Policy Dr. Henderson said, while lower commodity prices are having an impact of farm families, they are also having an impact on rural economies, “Declining farm profits cast a ripple effect on the rural consumer. Farm capital spending has declined, and farmers are spending less on main street.” He noted that, during the 1980s, rural poverty rates increased as the farm crisis deepened. He expects that to the case in the current downturn.last_img read more

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Council to address safety issues at Magheragallon strand in coming weeks

first_imgIt’s been claimed that efforts are already underway to address safety issues at Magheragallon strand in Gaoth Dobhair.It follows concerns raised yesterday that there have been increased reports of fallen rocks on the pathway accessing the beach with fears someone will be injured if it isn’t addressed.However Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has moved to state that the Council are due to carry out works in the coming weeks:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/michebeach.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 2, 2017 Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 28/2/17Next articleSub-standard mobile phone coverage must be made a priority – McConalogue News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Council to address safety issues at Magheragallon strand in coming weeks News Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Coronavirus hitting Donegal tourism – Naughton

first_img Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan By News Highland – March 5, 2020 Twitter Facebook Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further A local hotel manager says tour companies are cancelling some bookings from Italy and Germany due to coronavirus concerns.There are fears locally over how the tourism industry will be impacted this coming year due to the precautionary measures being taken in a bid to contain the virus.Manager of the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny and Cllr Michael Naughton says he hopes there will not be widespread cases of the virus as the sector will be very reliant on the domestic market.He did acknowledge that it’s a worrying time for hospitality:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/naughdfgdfgdfgton1pm-3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Coronavirus hitting Donegal tourism – Naughton WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Previous articleNew signage for Ryan McBride Brandywell StadiumNext articleJudges Road to host festival of rugby for women and girls News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Post Doc Researcher – Clinic neuroimaging & cognitive research in Parkinson’s Disease

first_imgDescription: Applicants are invited for a post-doctoralresearcher position within the Department of Diagnostic Radiologyand Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland, School ofMedicine, in Baltimore. The selected candidate will be involved inNIH-funded clinical neuroimaging and cognitive research study inParkinson’s disease. Opportunities will be provided to learn aboutclinical research, behavioral and neuropsychological assessments,as well as image processing in collaboration with our imageprocessing engineers. Writing manuscripts and applying forindependent research grants will be strongly encouraged.Qualifications :Requirements: The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D.from an accredited college or university in neurosciences,psychology, biomedical engineering, or other related fields. Idealcandidates will have one to three (1-3) years of relevantexperience in cognitive systems and/ or clinical neuroimagingresearch, or equivalent combination of training and experience.Previous experience in neuroimaging research or research inParkinson’s disease or aging is preferred. Working knowledge ofstatistical analysis software and for imaging processing ofstructural and functional MRI data (e.g., SPM, FSL, AFNI,Neurobehavioral Systems) is highly desirable.To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV [email protected] . Please provide three references tothe address below. Only applicants considered for employment willbe contacted.The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employercommitted to workforce diversity.Contact information: Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, PhDE-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

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Five Authors to Sign at Sun Rose During Block Party

first_img‘Ocean City’s Historic Hotels’ by Fred and Susan Miller.Authors representing Ocean City today and yesterday will sign their books at Sun Rose Words & Music during the city’s Block Party beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.Sun Rose is located at 756 Asbury Avenue. Books may be ordered by calling (609) 399-9190 and will be signed for those who cannot make the event.Authors are:Ocean City’s own Fred Miller, who with wife, Susan, has written six books on Ocean City history. His most recent is “Ocean City’s Historic Hotels.”Mary Ann Bolen will sign her popular “The Ocean City Bucket List: 100 Ways to Have a Real Ocean City Experience” (most of the activities are free).Mother and daughter co-authors Chery Larkin and Kate Kurelja will sign “Savoring the Shore,” a cookbook with many seafood and shore-inspired recipes. The profits from the books go to the Sandy Relief Fund.Children’s authors Cindy Fortunato (“Sammy’s Adventures in Ocean City”) and best-selling author Trinka Hakes Noble (“Apple Tree Christmas,” “The Christmas Spider’s Miracle,” “Little New Jersey” and “Little Pennsylvania” and many more kids’ history books) will also sign.Visitors will find books for ages 2 to adult. These autographed books make special one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.For further information, call Nancy Miller at Sun Rose Words & Music, (609) 399-9190.last_img read more

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Cusack Avoids Jail With Plea Deal in Beach Tag Office Sex Case

first_imgCharles “Chuck” Cusack served as an Ocean City police officer for 25 years and later managed beach tag operations in Ocean City.On the morning of his scheduled trial on sexual assault and official misconduct charges, a former Ocean City beach tag director accepted a plea agreement that will keep him out of jail.Charles E. Cusack, 52, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact and official misconduct in Cape May County Superior Court on Monday (Nov. 2).In exchange, Cusack will receive no prison sentence. He will be on probation for three to five years, will forfeit public office and will register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.Final sentencing is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Dec. 18. The victim and her mother plan to make statements at that time, according to Assistant Cape May County Prosecutor Dara Paley.Cusack was charged in August 2012 with one count of second-degree sexual assault. A retired Ocean City police officer who was later hired to direct the city’s beach fee operations, Cusack allegedly had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female beach-tag inspector, who was then 17.Cusack also faces an ongoing civil lawsuit filed by the victim. The lawsuit alleges Cusack helped the girl land a plum summer job with the city’s beach fee office, and then used his position of authority to sway her into a sexual relationship. The City of Ocean City is also named as a defendant in the civil suit.Cusack had sex with the girl both in his city office and at his home in Egg Harbor Township on various occasions, according to the civil and criminal complaints.In New Jersey, the age of consent is 16. But Cusack was charged under a provision in state statute that makes it illegal for a person to have sex with someone over whom he or she has supervisory authority when an alleged victim is 16 or 17 years old.In February 2015, a Cape May County grand jury handed up a superseding indictment adding a second-degree charge of official misconduct and a second-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child against Cusack.Cusack on Monday pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual contact and second-degree official misconduct. The state will waive a mandatory minimum prison sentence on the second-degree charge, according to Paley.Cusack consented to the plea agreement in a brief proceeding before Judge John C. Porto on Monday. He appeared in court with his attorney, Louis Barbone._______ Get the Daily. Sign up for free email updates._______Cusack served 25 years in the Ocean City Police Department before retiring in May 2011. Cusack was in his second season as director of the city’s beach-tag program when he was arrested. He has been free since posting $150,000 bond shortly after his arrest. He was suspended from the job after his arrest.As a sex offender, Cusack will have to register with public agencies in New Jersey, acknowledge that his image may appear on public websites, notify law enforcement any time he moves or changes jobs, and notify law enforcement if he has access to the Internet, among other requirements.Read more:Alleged Sex Assault Victim Sues Ocean City and Former Beach-Tag BossProsecutor: Former Beach Tag Boss Had Sex With Teen in City Officelast_img read more

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Cake Box to pay back furlough money following strong trading

first_imgEnfield-based Cake Box promised to pay back furlough money to the government in an upbeat trading update for the first five months of its financial year, to August 30, 2020.The franchise retailer of egg-free fresh cream cakes, which now has 138 shops around England and more recently Wales, said trading had been “very strong” since the end of the coronavirus lockdown.In the three months, since the reopening of the estate from June 1, like-for-like sales growth was around 14.1% in its franchise stores, it said on September 1.Online sales continue to grow, up around 74% compared to the same quarter the previous year.The Company, led by CEO Sukh Chamdal, is also benefiting from the increasing appeal of its delivery service through Uber Eats, Just Eat and Deliveroo.The Group has opened five new stores since June, and continues to target further new store openings, with a good pipeline of franchisees and locations.At the onset of COVID-19 measures in the UK, Cake Box used the Government’s Job Retention Scheme in order to protect jobs in an uncertain environment, it said.Given the ongoing trading performance of the Group, it is to repay the monies it received under the Job Retention Scheme, amounting to £156,000, and will make no further claims under the scheme.The Group does not plan to make any claims under the Government’s Job Retention Bonus either.last_img read more

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Your Sensitive Data Will Be Shared, So Make Sure It’s Secure

first_imgWhen you think of data breaches, you probably think of anonymous attackers tapping into your secure network via malware and accessing confidential data from afar. But a new Dell survey shows that an equally concerning threat may exist right within your walls.The Dell End-User Security Survey recently found that 72 percent of employees are willing to share confidential, regulated or sensitive data under certain circumstances. It’s not always because they’re careless, and it’s typically not because they’ve gone rogue. Rather, there are simply a number of scenarios in which it makes good business sense to share sensitive data.What’s troubling is not so much that employees are sharing data, it’s how they’re going about it. Today’s workforce is more mobile and collaborative than ever, and employees are engaging in risky behaviors simply to stay productive. More than half of employees (56 percent) use public cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and others for sharing or backing up their work. When sharing confidential files with third-party vendors or consultants, nearly half (45 percent) use email, while one-third (31 percent) say these outside parties have access to their company’s intranet or other internal information system. Target learned the riskiness of the latter approach firsthand when the company was breached thanks to a gap in its HVAC vendor’s security.Many companies understand the need to protect their information where it’s stored, but if you’re not also protecting it when it is being shared or used, you’re still opening yourself up to the risk of disastrous and expensive breaches.That’s why we created Dell Data Guardian. Data Guardian protects, controls and monitors data wherever they go. This is a solution that we developed in-house to solve a big problem in the market today. It provides file-level encryption and enterprise digital rights management to protect data when they’re in motion or in use without hindering workers’ ability to collaborate and be productive. Further, it also provides IT with the ability to control who gets access to the data, apply policies, and monitor the data activity and location even when they are outside of the corporate network.Want to see how this works in practice? This video will walk you through it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP85wH2jIEwWe launched Dell Data Guardian in December 2016, and we’re continuing to innovate and strengthen the solution. We look forward to sharing those developments with you as we release new updates. Today, we’re pleased to introduce two usability improvements that make secure sharing of information easier for file creators and recipients.Data Guardian now makes it easy to authorize new recipients when emailing files, keeping your data secure no matter where they go. Through an Outlook plug-in, Data Guardian enables senders to grant access to addressees in an email. Before access is granted, the file sender sees a pop-up to verify the action, protecting against unwarranted file access.With Data Guardian, users can painlessly extend the reach of their secure collaboration, while staying in control. External users who receive a file protected with Data Guardian but do not have authorization rights will receive an automatically-generated link to request access. This request will go back to the original file creator – not necessarily the person who may have forwarded the file – ensuring that only those who should receive access are quickly granted it. All this activity is logged in the Dell Data Security Management Server, giving the file owner continuous visibility as the file is shared onwards.We’re excited about what these updates mean for our customers and their need to protect critical data wherever they go. To learn more about Dell’s full portfolio of security solutions, including Dell Data Guardian, please visit our Data Security web site.last_img read more

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New marketing major introduced for SMC business students

first_imgProspective Saint Mary’s students will be able to pursue a new major in marketing within the Department of Business and Economics, the College announced Friday.James Rogers, senior lecturer in the department and business marketing coordinator, said conversations about developing a marketing major began in fall of 2018.“The impetus for the marketing major was initially the large number of students enrolled as marketing concentration students, students indicating an interest in marketing among recently declared business majors and a similarly high interest in marketing among business intended students,” Rogers said.Before the addition of the new marketing major, a concentration in marketing within the business major was the most specialized option available to students interested in the field. While the concentration will continue to be offered, the major provides a more comprehensive education in the methods and practices of the industry, Rogers said. “Developing new courses in proper sequencing with existing courses was necessary to offer appropriate depth and breadth to meet the high requirements of the industry and post-graduate study,” Rogers said. “Creating a course rotation able to serve students and address the resources required to be successful had to be achieved.”Rogers said the major consists of 12 core credits and 12 upper-level elective credits in addition to general business classes. New course offerings include “Digital and Social Media Marketing” and “Brand Management” to prepare graduates for work in an increasingly digital age in a field that values creativity and innovation. “The marketing major now also offers a host of newer or entirely new cutting edge and market-savvy courses,” Rogers said. “[Primarily] among our new classes is ‘Service Marketing’ which focuses on the strongest growing sector of the global economy. At the very leading edge of courses offered by any curriculum will be ‘Artificial Intelligence Marketing’ first being offered in spring 2021.”Additional perks of the new marketing major includes eligibility for membership in the College’s marketing honor society, Mu Kappa Tau. While the major officially goes into effect this fall, members of the class of 2021 can complete the marketing major provided they have stayed on track with their business courses. “Students are showing a great deal of interest in the marketing major,” Rogers said. “Many rising sophomores have asked to declare marketing as their major a full year in advance of formal major declarations. It is our expectation this enthusiasm will accelerate as a comprehensive description of the major is rolled out in full detail.” Rogers said the coordination and collaboration that have been expended to achieve this initiative will be rewarded by the knowledge that graduates will be better prepared to meet the demands of constantly evolving market conditions and be equipped with the skills necessary for success as business leaders of the future.“[The major] offers students the opportunity to add vital knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare them for the fastest growing and well-compensated careers in the marketing field while delivering truly avant-garde materials and subject matter for market changes on the horizon,” said Rogers. “The marketing major benefits everyone associated with it. Students will learn more and be better prepared.”With the addition of this new major, Rogers said employers will seek out Saint Mary’s as an even deeper source for recruiting marketing team members and the marketing faculty will focus more intently on keeping the major at the very forefront of their discipline. Tags: Marketing, new major offered, saint mary’s department of businesslast_img read more

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Jamestown Kindergarten Registration Scheduled For Next Month

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public School’s kindergarten enrollment is scheduled to kickoff next month.School officials say any child who resides in Jamestown, and who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2020, is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall.Registration will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at the district administration offices at 197 Martin Road. The district is asking parents to book an appointment prior to the date.Parents are asked to contact the school’s Central Registration Office at 483-4344 to schedule an appointment. More information and registration forms will be mailed to families once an appointment is scheduled.This registration day is only for students who are new to the Jamestown Public Schools. This registration is not for students who are currently enrolled in UPK programs at any Jamestown Public School UPK site, including Head Start at Bush Elementary School, Holy Family, A Children’s Place, YMCA, or YWCA. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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