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Biodiesel Industry Lobbying for Tax Credit

first_img Biodiesel Industry Lobbying for Tax Credit Home Energy Biodiesel Industry Lobbying for Tax Credit Previous articleEU Grants Glyphosate License RenewalNext article2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway Hoosier Ag Today SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 29, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Nearly 100 members of the National Biodiesel Board are on Capitol Hill this week encouraging lawmakers to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit, which expired in December 2016. As part of an annual fly-in to the Capitol, NBB members are meeting with lawmakers to support the tax credit to “stabilize the business environment” for the industry, according to NBB CEO Doug Whitehead. They are also sharing results of a new survey conducted with 1,000 registered voters nationwide. The survey found that 82 percent of registered voters support a federal tax incentive. The same percentage of people polled expressed support for a national Renewable Fuel Standard.The visits come as the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release the final RFS volumes this week. Since the July proposal was released, NBB has repeatedly called for growth in the volumes. The July proposal offered up a reduction in advanced biofuels, of which biodiesel fills roughly 90 percent and a flatline of biomass-based diesel.Source: NAFB News Service SHARElast_img read more

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Peterson Wants Clarification on CFAP Payment Methodology

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Peterson Wants Clarification on CFAP Payment Methodology SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleDry Conditions Cause Decline in Crop Conditions, Enhanced DevelopmentNext articleHow Should Hemp Production Be Regulated in Indiana? NAFB News Service Late last week, House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson (D-Minn) sent a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. He’s asking for clarification on how USDA determined the eligibility of different crops, livestock, and poultry species under CFAP.In the letter, Peterson contends that the data used by USDA to calculate CFAP payments was limited to only the earliest parts of the pandemic, missing the full extent of damage to specific commodities.“Some would argue that the full agricultural market impacts of the closure of schools, restaurants, catering, and agricultural processing facilities due to COVID-19 were not fully realized during the CFAP covered period, with losses for many commodities extending well into the second and third quarters of this year,” writes Peterson.The ag chair also took issue with the reasons that certain commodities were denied payments.“Hundreds of commodities were denied eligibility for ‘insufficient data’ and ‘lack of information,’ though it would seem that the well-documented shutdown of school meals, restaurants, and foodservice demand would have impacted those food crops, and the loss of export, landscape, and retail markets for no-food crops and livestock/poultry,” he adds. “I trust USDA is working to assist producers who’ve been denied to this point.” By NAFB News Service – Aug 24, 2020 Peterson Wants Clarification on CFAP Payment Methodologylast_img read more

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Erdogan bodyguards attack two Turkish journalists in New York

first_img RSF_en News September 27, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Erdogan bodyguards attack two Turkish journalists in New York News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey News April 28, 2021 Find out more Two US-based Turkish newspaper reporters were verbally attacked and manhandled by bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the lobby of a leading New York hotel and in the street outside while Erdogan was meeting with US Vice-President Joe Biden in the hotel on 25 September.The reporters were Adam Yavuz Arslan of Bugün and Ali Halit Aslan of Zaman. Both newspapers are critical of the Erdogan government.Arslan said the president’s nephew, Ali Erdogan, who is a member of his security detail, evicted him from the hotel at the behest of one of the president’s advisers. Once he was on the street, two other advisers, Senol Kazanci and Aydin Ünal, threatened him. “Your existence is a crime,” one of them said.Two unidentified men then physically attacked Arslan in the street in front of the hotel.The other reporter, Aslan, who has US as well as Turkish nationality, was also forced to leave the hotel by Erdogan’s bodyguards. They initially asked all the reporters in the hotel’s café to leave, but then named just Aslan and said he had to go, without giving a reason. Local police intervened to protect hm.“We condemn this attack on two Turkish journalists on US soil by President Erdogan’s bodyguards,” Reporters Without Borders programmes director Lucie Morillon said. “It is unacceptable that Turkish government representatives had no qualms about assaulting two journalists, outside their country and during a major bilateral meeting, and it shows how the Turkish authorities are now taking a much tougher line with the media.”Morillon added: “Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish authorities to punish those responsible for this violence, which obstructed the work of these reporters.”An English-language daily, Zaman as well as Bugün supports the Gülen movement, accused by Erdogan of seeking to overthrow his government. The authorities have been trying crush all dissent ever since last year’s Gezi Park protests. Journalists are often censored and, in some cases, are attacked, arrested and jailed.Reporters Without Borders and two other free speech groups wrote an open letter to President Erdogan this week voicing alarm about freedom of expression in Turkey, which is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia They were evicted from the hotel where Erdogan was meeting Joe Biden, one was assaulted in the street outside News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Receive email alerts to go further Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Take me to your LEADER funding

first_imgAdvance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Facebook Advertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dan Neville TDLEADER funding of almost €9.3million that was allocated to Limerick this week has been welcomed as an indication of the Government’s ongoing investment in the county.Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said it demonstrated the Government’s commitment to County Limerick as he welcomed the funding package of €9,276,593.96 for the LEADER element of the county’s Rural Development Programme.“The economic recovery is underway and the Government is determined that the recovery is felt in every corner of Ireland. Investment in the LEADER programme is of huge significance to Limerick”.“The LEADER programme is all about community led projects; it is focused on making the recovery local. Once approval for the programme has been given by the European Commission, Local Action Groups of Limerick will be invited to submit ideas for how funding should be spent. These groups will be set up in accordance with the EU Regulations and will consist of representatives across public and private socio-economic interests,” he explained.His party colleague Deputy Patrick O’Donovan said the announcement of LEADER funding, together with other recently announced initiatives for rural areas, will make a massive difference to rural communities across Ireland.“This LEADER Funding allocation comes after the recently announced Rural Development Programme which will see €4billion being pumped into rural communities. The announcement comes shortly after the news that the United States and China have opened their markets to Irish beef. These are major boosts for the rural economy, providing real jobs for families in counties like Limerick,” Deputy O’Donovan commented.LABOUR Party councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas, said that the LEADER funding for County Limerick will be used to support sustainable economic development projects for rural communities ranging from tourism, agri-food and other business activities.“This funding will be specifically targeted at tackling social inclusion, rural isolation as well as increasing the capacity of rural communities to participate in economic development,” she said. Previous articleNetwork Limerick helping woman make their markNext articleLimerick hospital has second highest trolley figures outside Dublin Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSCllr Elena SecasDan Neville TDFine GaelLabour PartyLEADER fundinglimerickPatrick O’Donovan TD Email Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick center_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsTake me to your LEADER fundingBy Alan Jacques – March 12, 2015 669 Print Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Twitter Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillorslast_img read more

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[Breaking] Five CLAT Aspirants Move Jharkhand HC Challenging NLSIU’s Decision To Hold Separate Entrance Exam

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Five CLAT Aspirants Move Jharkhand HC Challenging NLSIU’s Decision To Hold Separate Entrance Exam LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Sep 2020 11:15 PMShare This – xA writ petition has been field before the Jharkhand High Court challenging the decision of the National Law University Bangalore to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The petition has been filed by 5 CLAT aspirants from Jharkhand, stating that NLSIU’s decision to withdraw from CLAT and to hold a separate…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 writ petition has been field before the Jharkhand High Court challenging the decision of the National Law University Bangalore to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The petition has been filed by 5 CLAT aspirants from Jharkhand, stating that NLSIU’s decision to withdraw from CLAT and to hold a separate examination, despite being a “permanent member” of the NLU Consortium, is unlawful and arbitrary. The Petitioners have  pointed out that the University has changed its stance after filling of the CLAT forms and is thus in violation of principle of promissory estoppel. Further, declaration of new pattern of examination by the University, around 10 days before the declared date of CLAT, is illegal and against the established precedents of the Supreme Court for the conduct of “fair and just examination”. Moreover it is contended that the move is violative of clause 15.7 (Voluntary withdrawal of member institution) of the bye laws of the Consortium of NLUs. It was on September 3 that the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, announced its decision to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The new test called the ‘National Law Aptitude Test’ (NLAT) is proposed to be held online on September 12. The Petitioners have urged the Court to set aside this decision and to grant ad-interim, ex-parte stay on the effect and operation of the notice during pendency of the petition.The Petition has been filed through Advocates Shubham Gautam and Baibhaw Gehlaut Next Storylast_img read more

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New TUC chief pledges relevant modernisation

first_imgThe new head of the TUC last week promised to grow union membership in theUK and broaden its agenda to be relevant to the modern workplace. In his first major speech since replacing John Monks as general secretary,Brendan Barber said the union movement must recruit more members andconcentrate its efforts on the modern service sector. He told guests at City University’s vice-chancellor’s lecture that thedecline in union numbers seen during the 1980s and 90s had halted, but genuinegrowth was still proving illusive. “I want us to be seen as a growing force again. We need to break intothe private service sector, because that’s where the real growth is going to bein the long term,” he said. However, despite claiming partnership agreements had reduced the number ofstrikes, Barber adopted a more old-school stance when defending the recentround of industrial action. “I’m not the slightest bit defensive about strikes. The right towithdraw labour is a fundamental human right and it would be a very strangeright if it was never exercised,” he said. Barber told the gathering that the TUC had already trained 5,000 unionlearning representatives, which gained statutory rights to promote training inthe workplace this year. Barber also hailed the forthcoming Information and Consultation Directive asa watershed in industrial relations which could potentially lead to “hugechanges”. He believes the directive will lead to greater partnership in the workplace,with managers and employees becoming more used to consulting with each other onissues which will affect the business. Unison to vote on co-ordinated action over payThe country’s biggest union isconsidering proposals that could see an increase in co-ordinated industrialaction across the whole of the public sector.Members of Unison, of which there are more than 1.3 millionmembers – mostly in the public sector – will vote on key amendments thisWednesday.They will decide on changes that could see pay claimsco-ordinated across different public bodies such as the NHS and schools.The motion talks of a national approach to pay bargainingacross all services with a consistent approach to: long-term agreements,industrial action and the retention of job numbers. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. New TUC chief pledges relevant modernisationOn 17 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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NIT Champion Crowned Tonight At MSG; Utes vs. Nittany Lions

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(New York, NY)  —  The 2018 NIT champion will be crowned tonight at Madison Square Garden.Second-seeded Utah will play fourth-seeded Penn State in the title game.  The Utes beat Western Kentucky in Tuesday’s semifinals to advance, while the Nittany Lions knocked off Mississippi State.The game can be heard on KSVC 980 AM and 100.5 FM with a 5:00 tip off and 4:45 pregame show. Robert Lovell March 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local NIT Champion Crowned Tonight At MSG; Utes vs. Nittany Lions Written by Tags: Basketball/NIT/Utah Uteslast_img

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Saudi Aramco’s profits slip 25% under first-quarter market pressures

first_imgGlobal downturn and oil crisis have thrown Riyadh’s economic reform ambitions into doubtThe Saudi leadership will be keen to find a resolution to the market crisis that has brought so much upheaval to its key business, as the turmoil that has unfolded over the past three months has cast the kingdom’s plans for economic reform into doubt.Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Vision 2030 programme had been intended to modernise the country’s economy by using its vast oil wealth to diversify business activity in the kingdom, but the pressure on national finances amid the pandemic is putting the project under threat.This week, the Saudi finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan announced a range of domestic spending cuts totalling more than $26bn, as well as a three-fold increase to VAT, which will rise to 15% in July, and an end to its cost of living allowance to citizens.Since the national budget was announced in December, crude oil prices on which Saudi Arabia remains so dependent for national revenue have more than halved, with Brent crude currently trading at under $30 per barrel. Saudi Aramco has lowered its production targets for May and June to 7.5 million bpd (Credit: Saudi Aramco) Saudi Aramco has reported a 25% drop in first-quarter earnings for 2020 amid market turmoil provoked by a crisis “unlike any the world has experienced”.The state-backed energy giant, which controls the flow of oil from the world’s biggest exporting nation, revealed its net income for the first three months of the year was $16.7bn, down by a quarter compared to the $22.2bn posted in the same period in 2019.Revenue was down almost 19% year-on-year, from $63.2bn to $51.4bn, with the effects of coronavirus having sent benchmark oil prices into freefall since the start of the year as global demand evaporated and storage space for the growing surplus diminishes rapidly. The state-backed energy giant faced a difficult first quarter as crude prices more than halved and global oil demand was crushed under the weight of coronavirus lockdowns Saudi Arabia makes surprise pledge to deepen existing production cutsDespite the demand tail-off caused by coronavirus lockdowns, the company was in March instructed by the Saudi regime to boost production capacity to 13 million barrels per day (bpd) as part of the country’s brief tussle with Russia for market share – although an emergency Opec+ summit convened last month to address the oil crisis drew a line under the quarrel.At the meeting, Riyadh and Moscow, along with other members of the oil-producer alliance, agreed to enact voluntary production curtailments in an effort to slow the pace of unwanted commodities flooding the market – a commitment that reduced the kingdom’s crude output targets to around 8.5 million bpd during May and June.Yesterday (11 May), Saudi Arabia took this one step further with a surprise announcement of an additional voluntary cutback of one million bpd over the next two months.The kingdom’s energy ministry confirmed it has instructed Saudi Aramco to target production levels of 7.5 million bpd “in an effort to support the stability of global oil markets” – setting an example it hopes other members of Opec+ will follow. Saudi Aramco boss says adaptability will be key after difficult first quarter of 2020It marks the start of another turbulent year for Aramco, which in 2019 sealed its much-anticipated IPO at a record-breaking $1.7tn valuation but reported a 20% drop in full-year profits as a result of subdued oil prices and operational disruption caused by the drone attacks at two of its key production facilities.In March, the company said it would slash capital spending this year to as low as $25bn – compared to $33bn in 2019 – as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus shocks that have unleashed huge disruption and uncertainty across the market.Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser said: “Not surprisingly, our financial performance in the first three months of 2020 was impacted by the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic, as well as lower oil prices.“We retain significant flexibility to further adjust expenditures in response to the disruption caused by the coronavirus on both economic activity and energy demand.“The crisis is unlike any the world has experienced and we must all adapt to highly complex and rapidly-changing developments.”Share prices in Saudi Aramco stood at 31.3 Riyals in afternoon trading GMT, slightly down on the SAR32 flotation price in December’s IPO.The firm confirmed a dividend payment of $18.8bn for the first quarter, with no mention of plans to alter the $75bn it intends to deliver to shareholders over the full course of the year.last_img read more

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Purplebricks and Yopa boosted by demise of eMoov and Tepilo

first_imgPurplebricks and Yopa benefitted the most from the demise of Emoov and Tepilo, a report into the online and hybrid estate agency market has revealed.Analysis of the sector’s growth by housing market advice service PropertyRoad.co.uk has revealed that Purplebricks increased its slice of the cake from 53% to nearly 60% while Yopa increased its from 9.6% to 15%, helped in part by the two competitors disappearing.The research found that Purplebricks picked up the most market share during the year, unsurprising given its dominance of the field and its recent offer to take on former customers of eMoov and Tepilo for free. Its other nearest rival, Express Estate Agency, now has 12.4% of the online market, up by just 1%.The remaining ‘big six’ hybrid/online estate agents now have just over 95% of the market between them. This includes Purplebricks, Yopa, Express Estate Agency, House Network, Housesimple and Doorsteps.“Consumers are increasingly turning to the brands they recognise despite the recent news about the difficulties faced by previous big brands such as Emoov and Tepilo,” the report says.It is also clear from the research that the battle for second place is now on. Purplebricks looks unassailable with 20,272 active listings, while Yopa has 5,114, Express Estate Agency 4,375, Doorstep 1,705 and housesimple 1,491. Easyproperty, once heralded as a serious contender to Purplebricks, has 219 listings. The snapshot was taken on 28 December.PropertyRoad also predicts rapid consolidation within the hybrid/online market, saying that: “It’s likely that as we head into 2019, we’ll see more of the smaller guys close up shop or get bought out by the bigger brands in the market”.Hatched Purplebricks PropertyRoad.co.uk Tepilo Emoov YOPA January 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 » Agencies & People » Purplebricks and Yopa boosted by demise of eMoov and Tepilo previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks and Yopa boosted by demise of eMoov and TepiloReport by housing advice website also suggests fight is now on for second place between Yopa and Express Estate Agency.Nigel Lewis7th January 201902,657 Viewslast_img read more

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Generation Rent set to transform UK rentals – and the High Street

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Generation Rent set to transform UK rentals – and the High Street previous nextHousing MarketGeneration Rent set to transform UK rentals – and the High Street‘Generation Rent’ is transforming the UK rental market, driving change in rental property whilst providing real hope for revitalisation of the High Street, says research.The Negotiator5th February 201902,023 Views ‘Generation Rent’ is transforming the UK rental market, driving change in rental property whilst providing real hope for revitalisation of the High Street – says new research from MRI Software, a global property technology provider.Their research shows that city and town centres are where Generation Z and Millennial renters – dubbed ‘Generation Rent’ because they’ve been priced out of the home purchase market – want to live. Their findings reveal that the standards they are demanding in rental accommodation promise to reshape the market and bring in a new level of professional property management. The findings of the survey of top executives and managers across the property industry reveal that:Nine in ten (91%) say ‘Generation Rent’ prefer to live in town and city centres, so they can have easy access to amenities that suit their lifestyle – such as gyms, cafes and bars, shops and servicesA similar proportion (90%) say residential rentals in UK town and city centres will become increasingly important for property ownersFour out of five (82%) say ‘Generation Rent’ is renting for longer, driving demand for higher quality propertiesAlmost three quarters (72%) see residential development of former retail premises as the route to giving the British High Street a new lease of life.Trevor Youens, MD, UK Residential at MRI, says that ‘Generation Rent’ is here to stay and having a profound long-term effect on UK rentals. “Build-to- Rent projects targeting young ‘Generation Rent’ professionals are spurring improvements in the quality of property stock – with well maintained, professionally managed communities and modern amenities becoming more of the norm.Generation Rent MRI software rental market build-to-rent Trevor Youens UK High Street UK rentals UK Residential MRI February 5, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’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 2021last_img read more