Pour diffusion : Les producteurs de porcs de la Nouvelle-Écosse recevront des avances immédiates dans le cadre du programme fédéral- provincial d’avance spéciale pour aider à atténuer les difficultés engendrées par les conditions économiques qui prévalent dans l’industrie. Le ministre de l’Agriculture, Brooke Taylor, a déclaré que l’industrie porcine était aux prises avec des difficultés financières, et que le gouvernement faisait en sorte que le secteur reçoive une aide financière quand il en avait besoin. On communiquera avec les producteurs de porcs admissibles pour les informer du montant de l’avance qu’ils pourraient recevoir. Tout producteur de porcs qui n’est pas inscrit au programme peut faire une demande de paiement provisoire pour être admissible à une aide financière durant l’année 2007 du programme. -30- Les producteurs de porcs de la Nouvelle-Écosse recevront des paiements immédiats en vertu du programme fédéral-provincial d’avance spéciale pour aider à atténuer les difficultés engendrées par les conditions économiques qui prévalent dans l’industrie. Le ministre de l’Agriculture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Brooke Taylor, a mis en place les paiements pour qu’on puisse verser une avance aux producteurs. Le gouvernement provincial peut ainsi répondre rapidement aux besoins de l’industrie et accorder les fonds au bon moment. « Notre industrie porcine fait face à des difficultés financières et nous faisons en sorte que le secteur reçoive de l’aide au moment où il en a besoin », a déclaré M. Taylor. « Nous donnons aux producteurs des fonds qui proviennent des programmes existants, mais d’une façon plus adaptée à leurs besoins à court terme. » On communiquera sous peu avec les producteurs de porcs admissibles pour les informer du montant de l’avance qu’ils pourraient recevoir. Les producteurs qui ne sont pas inscrits au programme de stabilisation du revenu peuvent faire une demande de paiement provisoire pour être admissible à une aide financière durant l’année 2007 du programme. Le programme canadien de stabilisation du revenu agricole est remplacé par deux nouveaux programmes de gestion des risques économiques. Le programme agri-investissement remplacera la couverture en place pour les légères pertes de revenu et le programme agri-stabilité remplacera celle pour les pertes de revenu plus importantes.
The Drake University football team began preparations for the 2016 season on Wednesday evening with its first practice under the lights at Drake Stadium.The entire roster reported to campus on Tuesday for the team’s annual ‘Reunion Day.’ After a full day of meetings, physicals, equipment fittings and announcements, the Bulldogs began positional meetings on Wednesday prior to taking the field at around 7:20 p.m.”It’s great to back out here with these guys. There was a ton of energy out here and having a blast being back on the field,” said head coach Rick Fox. The squad has 21 more practices before classes start, a precious amount of time that Fox is looking forward to using to work on playing fast, playing physical and playing together.The team will have four more practices before for their first practice in full pads on Monday, Aug. 15.Print Friendly Version
FARMINGTON – Commissioners met with Western Maine Community Action staff Tuesday, discussing that nonprofit’s funding at the county level.Funding for a number of outside agencies has been reduced over the past couple of years, down from more than $200,000 to $61,200 in the current fiscal year’s budget. Funding for those agencies has shifted to the municipal level in some cases; Farmington residents recently approved roughly $18,000 to go toward those agencies at the annual town meeting.In WMCA’s case, the county’s Budget Committee approved $25,000 in county funds for that agency – $10,000 more than the commissioners’ budget. Commissioners failed to overturn that alteration because they weren’t unanimous: Commissioner Clyde Barker didn’t support the reduction.Since then, Commissioner Charlie Webster of Farmington and Commissioner Terry Brann of Wilton have been in communication with representatives of WMCA multiple times regarding that agency’s role in the community and how efficiently it can deliver services.On Tuesday, Webster said that while he didn’t question WMCA’s importance to the community, he was concerned with the salaries of some WMCA staff and didn’t want to see county funds going toward salaries. Instead, he wanted the local money to leverage other funds.“I don’t want to raise taxes to fund beyond what most blue-collar Franklin County residents would think is appropriate,” Webster said.Brann noted that he had supported funding WMCA at the county level while a selectman in Wilton but now saw it as forcing towns to pay for services whether they wanted them or not. Both commissioners said they preferred that each town decide independently whether to fund outside agencies, like Farmington did, and both said that they had heard from a number of people who supported that position.WMCA staff members attending the meeting included Bill Crandall, the WMCA manager for the organization’s housing program. He said that while WMCA received federal funding for different project, that funding often included requirements that it not be spent on certain things, such as overhead costs. Local money helped pay for those costs, allowing for a more efficient delivery of services. He provided commissioners with figures that indicate that WMCA represented a better per-dollar bargain for taxpayers than General Assistance, some of which is reimbursed by the state.“I think we do a hell of a job with the funds we get,” Crandall said.Crandall argued that it wasn’t a good use for municipal officials’ or WMCA staff’s time to attempt to fund agencies town-by-town.The county has been hold $12,000 in funds that were appropriated for WMCA but haven’t been released yet. Webster said that he wanted an indication that those funds would go toward leveraging more funding for programs, rather than to salaries. Webster and Brann voted unanimously later in the meeting to not issue the WMCA funding, and instead wait for WMCA to produce more information.In other business, Sheriff Scott Nichols intends to draft a letter to Governor Janet Mills about the funding issues impacting the Franklin County Detention Center. Nichols has been sounding the alarm about the issue for some time, culminating with a meeting held in December 2018 regarding the impact of the assessment cap on the local jail. This year, Nichols said, he believes the gap between what it costs to operate the jail and the amount of money the county can raise to fund it will be $315,000 – before the fiscal year even begins.Local legislators that attended the December 2018 meeting have submitted legislation to both do away with the assessment cap as well as raise additional funds for the jail system at the state level. Nichols’ letter reiterates his concern with the situation.Commissioners voted unanimously to sign on with Nichols’ letter.Commissioners also met with Livermore Falls and Androscoggin County officials regarding costs associated with dispatching fire, police and ambulance services into the town. Brann brought up the issue, having previously asked the communications center for numbers relating to the number of calls related to Livermore Falls incidents.Livermore Falls Town Manager Steve Gould said that those calls were offset by Livermore Falls units being dispatched into Jay. While NorthStar EMS is dispatched by Franklin County into the town, Gould said, that was merely the initial tone; ensuing communications would be through Franklin County.“I think it really does work out,” Gould said, of the arrangement.Commissioners agreed and thanked Gould for the explanation.
News April 28, 2021 Find out more August 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of provincial newspaper targeted by campaign of intimidation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Help by sharing this information Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News Receive email alerts RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders today condemned the harassment and intimidation of editor Brahim Fillali ever since he began publishing a new, local newspaper, Ici et Maintenant, in the southern city of Ouarzazate. This has included a recent arson attack on the newspaper which the police refuse to investigate.”We call on the Moroccan authorities to responded to the complaint brought by Brahim Fillali and to quickly catch those responsible for setting fire to his newspaper,” the press freedom organisation said, adding, “it is unacceptable that a journalist is unable to work freely and fears for his physical safety.”The intimidation began with a threatening letter on 26 November, just after Fillali had brought out the third issue of Ici et Maintenant. Then, on 3 June, he received an oral summons from the criminal investigation department of the Ouarzazate gendarmerie and was accused of writing about matters “affecting Moroccan institutions and national integrity.” He ignored two such warnings.Finally, the newspaper’s premises were set on fire on 23 June. Fillali immediately tried to file a complaint with the gendarmerie in Msemrir, but the police there refused to register it. The officer in charge said the investigation could not begin until Fillali identified a suspect – an attitude contrary to all logic and conventional procedure in police investigation.Published every two weeks and containing articles in both French and Arabic, Ici et Maintenant claims to be independent and self-financed. It has been clearly committed to covering human rights and other sensitive issues in the Ouarzazate area, including police violence against the population of Tinghir and a miners’ strike in Imini.Fillali attributes the harassment to the fact that his newspaper sided with the miners in Imini in their strike against the mine’s management over alleged embezzlement. He told Reporters Without Borders he now fears for his life. News April 15, 2021 Find out more