In Chicago, ‘Healthcare = Life’

first_imgChicago, June 27 — “Don’t Kill Us: Healthcare = Life!” Chicagoans, including dozens of differently abled people, participated in a vigil this evening to demand an end to the assault on health care being crafted by Congress. Speakers bore witness to the vast suffering already being inflicted by the current system, explained that pending proposals to cut back Medicaid would result in thousands of unnecessary deaths and demanded Medicare for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Farm Groups in Opposition to Crop Insurance Means Testing

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Farm Groups in Opposition to Crop Insurance Means Testing A large coalition of agricultural groups – including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and The Fertilizer Institute – have asked House leaders to oppose any adjusted gross income means testing provisions for the federal crop insurance program. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – the groups note the critical role crop insurance plays in the survival of farms and ranches. While the Senate-passed farm bill included AGI means testing – attempts to cut crop insurance protection were defeated during floor consideration of the 2013 farm bill in the House. In anticipation of a means testing proposal from Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan – the groups wrote that they are now disappointed to face yet another attack on crop insurance in the form of a Sense of the House. The groups oppose the resolution and urge Boehner and Pelosi to oppose resolutions that undermine strong crop insurance protection.According to the letter – the crop insurance program is actuarially sound and requires a broad pool of participants to function properly. Arbitrarily assigning a means test for support – the groups wrote – would reduce program participation – resulting in a higher risk pool of insured producers, higher loss ratios over time and increased premium rates for those remaining in the program. The groups say limiting crop insurance protection would also yield the unintended consequence of increased calls for ad hoc, off-budget disaster assistance. In addition – the letter states that a barrier to crop insurance participation through a means test is counter to the goal of provisions to strengthen, improve and expand crop insurance. The groups add that means testing unfairly discriminates against full-time and diversified farms – as well as those producing fruits and vegetables and other high-value crops.The letter to Boehner and Pelosi states that insurance products offered through federal crop insurance are key to food security. Without the risk protection provided by federal crop insurance – the groups say agricultural lenders would be forced to increase underwriting standards, increase costs to offset risk and reduce credit availability in some areas of the county. Previous articleFalling Feed Prices Push Hogs Back to Profitable SideNext articleFarm Bill Process Moves Forward With House Conferee Appointments Gary Truitt Farm Groups in Opposition to Crop Insurance Means Testing Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service center_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 11, 2013 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

October U.S. Ethanol Exports Continue Meteoric Rise While Import Market Fizzles

first_img SHARE In October, the United States exported the largest monthly volume of ethanol since December 2011, according to government trade data released today and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Shipments totaled 131.6 million gallons (mg), up 32% over September and 69% higher than August exports. Brazil reappeared as our top customer in October as exports swelled by 25 mg over the prior month to 42.7 mg, capturing a third of U.S. shipments. October exports to Canada also grew by 25% as 35.0 mg (27% of the U.S. export market) crossed the border. Other large U.S. customers included India (16.5 mg, or 13%), China (10.6 mg, or 8%), the Philippines (6.3 mg, or 5%), Peru (4.8 mg, or 4%) and Mexico (3.87 mg, or 3%). Canada, Brazil and China continue to vie for top billing as the largest U.S. ethanol customer in 2016, accounting for two-thirds of all exports so far. Year-to-date exports stood at 825.5 mg, implying an annual total of 990.6 mg for calendar year 2016.Sales of undenatured fuel ethanol in October expanded by 36% to a record-breaking 70.0 mg. Brazil’s purchase of 40.0 mg (57% of the U.S. export market) plus sales of 16.5 mg to India (24%) were significantly responsible for moving the needle. Larger volumes also headed to the Philippines (6.3 mg), Mexico (3.7 mg) and Saudi Arabia (2.5 mg). October exports of U.S. denatured fuel ethanol increased by 23% over the prior month to 54.2 mg. Canada (33.2 mg, or 61%), China (10.6 mg, or 19%) and Peru (4.8 mg, or 9%) were again the primary marketsSales of denatured ethanol for non-fuel use rocketed to 5.4 mg in October with Nigeria reappearing in the marketplace (3.4 mg, or 64% of export sales) and Canada purchasing most of the remaining export volume (1.8 mg). October sales of undenatured fuel for non-fuel, non-beverage use increased by 9% to 2.1 mg, the highest level shipped since August 2014. South Korea imported an uncharacteristic volume for the second straight month, bringing in 1.8 mg (or 89% of exports). Mexico, Canada, the Philippines and China were other top customers.In October, for the second time this year, no fuel ethanol entered the United States. Year-to-date ethanol imports are just 33.7 mg—roughly half the volume imported by this point last year. At this rate, the U.S. is on pace to import about 40 mg in 2016.October exports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)—the animal feed co-product from dry mill ethanol production—experienced a slight increase over September, up 1% to 1,005,027 metric tons (mt). The current distribution of U.S. DDGS in the global marketplace reflects a distinct change in our customer base, with the top five customers splitting over half of the shipments fairly evenly. Exports to Mexico expanded by 7% to 131,672 mt (13% of the U.S. export market)—still lower than recent volumes but enough to overtake China as the largest U.S. customer. Shipments to China have been plummeting since June as another 25% month-on-month decrease meant exports totaled 124,713 mt (12%) and the lowest volume in nearly two years. Vietnam continued as a strong buyer with 121,961 mt of U.S. DDGS (12%), with the threat of new fumigation requirements not yet reflected in the data. Meanwhile Thailand increased its imports by 10% over September to 95,857 mt (10%)—more than double the volume entering the country at the start of the year. South Korea rounded out the largest customers of American distillers grains in October with 92,804 mt (9%). Other large customers in October were Turkey (63,864 mt), Spain (52,857 mt) and New Zealand (44,159 mt), all of which brought in unusual volumes of U.S. distillers grains. Through October, DDGS exports stood at 9.6 million mt, indicating an annualized total of 11.5 million mt.by Ann Lewis, Research Analyst Facebook Twitter October U.S. Ethanol Exports Continue Meteoric Rise While Import Market Fizzles By Gary Truitt – Dec 6, 2016 SHARE Home Energy October U.S. Ethanol Exports Continue Meteoric Rise While Import Market Fizzles Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 7, 2016Next articleUSDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds Gary Truittlast_img read more

The Hertz Corporation Selects Teradata Vantage in the Cloud for Scalable & Elastic Analytics…

first_img SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), the cloud data analytics platform company, today announced that The Hertz Corporation is moving its entire Teradata Global Data Warehouse to Teradata Vantage in the cloud – delivered as-a-service, on Amazon Web Services. Continuing its longstanding relationship with Teradata, Hertz selected the company’s cloud offering to modernize its business without sacrificing the unmatched scale, speed, and analytic sophistication of the Vantage platform. The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., is one of the largest global rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. The company operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands throughout North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. “As part of our ongoing business transformation to modernize our technology and reduce costs, we are migrating our legacy analytics environment to the cloud to take advantage of the elasticity and scalability that it provides,” said Manish Agarwal, Vice President, Data & Analytics at The Hertz Corporation. “We selected Teradata Vantage on AWS to be a fast and low risk path to the cloud. We were pleased that the migration effort was timely, on budget, and that performance has exceeded expectations. This move fits well with our strategy and complements our other on-going efforts to migrate to the cloud.” With Vantage delivered as-a-service on AWS, The Hertz Corporation can holistically manage its complex, global inventory to ensure optimal customer service and financial performance and derive business-critical insights across its organization at speed and scale. By comprehensively tracking and analyzing transaction data across its global locations, Hertz is also able to create value-added programs that drive revenue and profitability, and result in technology savings. “We are thrilled that Hertz decided to migrate their on-premises legacy Global Data Warehouse to Teradata Vantage in the Cloud as part of the company’s enterprise-wide modernization efforts – but we’re even prouder that this complex migration was such a success from a budget, timing and performance perspective,” said Ashish Yajnik, Vice President of Vantage Cloud at Teradata. “The ability for Hertz to cost-effectively query data from across their global operations, at the speed and scale they’ve come to expect from the Vantage platform, is a validation of this modernized technology platform.” “The technical success of this initiative was due in large part to an effective partnership between Hertz leadership, Teradata and the broader Hertz implementation team – all of whom were committed to the success of this project, as well as the on-time, on-budget delivery,” said Opal Perry, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Hertz. Teradata Vantage is the leading multi-cloud data analytics software platform that enables ecosystem simplification by unifying analytics, data lakes and data warehouses. With Vantage, enterprise-scale companies can eliminate silos and cost-effectively query all their data, all the time, regardless of where the data resides – in the cloud using low-cost object stores, on multiple clouds, on-premises or any combination thereof – to get a complete view of their business. And by combining Vantage with first-party cloud services, Teradata enables customers to expand their cloud ecosystem with deep integration of cloud-specific, cloud-native services. About Teradata Teradata is the cloud data analytics platform company, built for a multi-cloud reality, solving the world’s most complex data challenges at scale. We help businesses unlock value by turning data into their greatest asset. See how at Teradata.com. The Teradata logo is a trademark, and Teradata is a registered trademark of Teradata Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and worldwide. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005144/en/ CONTACT: January Machold 858-485-3049 office [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE AUTOMOTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Teradata Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Motorists have lucky escape in crash just outside Letterkenny

first_img Twitter Facebook Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Five fire appliances had to go to the scene of a head-on road collision just outside Letterkenny this morning.Gardai and ambulance crews were also at the scene of the incident at Meenaroy on the main Letterkenny to Glenties road, on the outskirts of Glenswilly.The incident happened just before 9.30am.Gardai in Milford said luckily no-one was injured, and the road remains opened. Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleGraffiti claiming to name people in drugs trade appears on walls in DerryNext articleWest Tyrone MLA describes Strabane Districts Chairs comments as offensive News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota News Motorists have lucky escape in crash just outside Letterkenny WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – October 5, 2012 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weeklast_img read more

Tánaiste confirms that she will meet with Eddie Fullertons family in August

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter WhatsApp The Tánaiste has confirmed that she will now meet with the family of the late Eddie Fullerton.Former Sinn Fein Cllr Eddie Fullerton was murdered by the UVF at his Buncrana home in 1991 and new evidence of collusion was presented in an RTE documentary recently.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn had written to the Tánaiste to seek to arrange a meeting with Cllr Fullertons family, but the Tánaistes office replied saying her diary was too busy.But Highland Radio News can now exclusively reveal that Joan Burton has now agreed to meet with the family.The Labour leader is in Co Donegal on Monday evening for the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, but she is unable to schedule a meeting in then, but Joan Burton has promised she will meet the family in early August.Eddie Fullertons daughter Amanda said she’s delighted the meeting is now going to happen:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/aman1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img By admin – July 9, 2015 WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Tánaiste confirms that she will meet with Eddie Fullertons family in August Previous article“Ruaille Buaille” catchup – 07/07/15Next articleHarps face long trip to bottom of the table Waterford admin Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

London industry is sexist and drug taking is common, claims former agent

first_imgA 28-year-old former estate agent has claimed over the weekend that the industry is overwhelmingly sexist and ‘lacking in morals’ and that the use of illegal drugs was common at her workplace.Named as Caroline Rose, she claims to be a London-based former agent who left the industry three months ago and who is featured in a lengthy interview in The Sun newspaper.In it she calls for the industry to change and claims that during her four years spent at several high-profile but unnamed estate agencies in South West London she witnessed the widespread taking of cocaine by estate agent colleagues, regularly heard sexist comments made and that female staff were paid less than their male counterparts.This included being ordered to wear high heel shoes and a skirt, wear make-up, wear low-cut tops and that several women she worked with were unfairly dismissed for being of ‘child-bearing age’.Fake viewingsRose also accuses her employer of encouraging the use of fake viewings and non-existent offers to keep vendors happy.The article also claims that she was required to make 50 phone calls a day and book 35 viewings a week which, although it is reported as being unusual, is standard practice within a lot of busy sales agencies.“Fake viewings were seen as a necessity to maintain client confidence, and clients were targeted for price reductions every week based on false feedback from made-up ‘buyers’,” she says.The article also claims that the industry is ‘stuck in a time-warp’ because it is not regulated, but makes no mention of the looming ROPA proposals which will introduce, among other things, a minimum mandatory qualifications for front-line agents.Industry commentator Henry Pryor has supported the agent’s expose, and said on Twitter yesterday that: “I know of three others who shared this experience; sadly this is not an isolated case”.Read the Sun interview in full.estate agent sexism henry pryor The Sun October 7, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » London industry is sexist and drug taking is common, claims former agent previous nextRegulation & LawLondon industry is sexist and drug taking is common, claims former agent28-year-old sales agent who left industry three months ago after a string of unpleasant experiences says the sector must change.Nigel Lewis7th October 201901,988 Viewslast_img read more

Polish Navy: new tugs to feature Schottel propulsion systems

first_imgThe Polish Navy’s six new multi-role tugs will all feature Schottel propulsion solutions, the German manufacturer said.Bolko, the first of six tugs built by Remontowa Shipyard in Poland has recently been delivered to the Polish Navy.Further five tugs – Gniewko, Mieszko, Semko, Leszko and Przemko – are scheduled for delivery in the near future.The propulsion system of the navy tugs consists of two ice-classed Schottel Rudderpropellers type SRP 360 with 2.0 m fixed pitch propellers. Each thruster is driven by an MTU 12V 4000 engine delivering a power of 1,193 kW. As a result, the tugs will achieve a bollard pull of up to 35 tonnes and a free-running speed of 12 knots.The Polish tugs will be used for military and logistical operations support at sea and in ports as well as for technical evacuations, personnel transfers, search and rescue operations and oil spill recovery.Thanks to FSIC IA ice-class reinforcement, these vessels can also be deployed in the Baltic Sea at any time of the year, Schottel explained. View post tag: Polish Navy Share this article View post tag: Tugscenter_img View post tag: Schottel Photo: Photo: Schottellast_img read more

United Biscuits cuts salt content

first_imgUnited Biscuits (UB) has cut salt across its product range with 94% of its products now within the maximum threshold in the Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal.The company has reduced salt content in its McVitie’s Hobnobs by 43%, McVitie’s Rich Tea by 33% and McVities Digestives by 24%, but said its achievements had not been fully represented by the Department of Health.In a statement UB said: “The Responsibilty Deal reporting only shows a positive response when all products in a category have reached the maximum AND average targets. Consequently we show achievement of the targets in just one out of four categories. With 233 products divided between four categories, we have worked hard to achieve sodium reductions using a phased approach that is acceptable to consumers.”The company said that ensuring the taste and quality of its products and meeting high consumer expectations were their “paramount concern”.A spokesperson said: “For a range of biscuits, much of the remaining sodium in our products is in the form of raising agents.  Reducing this will be a challenge as many of the alternative raising agents adversely affect the flavour and texture of the biscuit, which makes them unacceptable. “We will continue to work towards the Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal goals for the remaining 6% of our portfolio that is not already within the maximum target.”Popular UB brand names include McVitie’s, Penguin, go ahead!, McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes, Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets, Mini Cheddars and Carr’s in the UK.last_img read more

Full Audio Of Greensky Bluegrass’s Set Of All Songs That Phish Covers Has Emerged [Listen]

first_imgLast weekend, Greensky Bluegrass got the Halloween festivities going with a matinee performance at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, playing an afternoon set before Phish at the MGM Grand. Knowing their audience was quite Phish influenced, Greensky opted to play a set that was filled entirely with songs that Phish has covered.Whether it was the regular Phish covers like “Funky Bitch” or “Rock And Roll,” or the more obscure selections like Pink Floyd’s “Time” or Grank Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band,” there was no denying that this was a show for the ages. Fortunately, taper ToddHodulik has offered up a full stream of the performance for our listening pleasure.Check out the full audio from the GSBG’s Phish cover show below![Photo taken by On The DL Photography, via Greensky Bluegrass’s Facebook Page]last_img read more