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Romney Releases Energy Plan

first_img By Gary Truitt – Aug 23, 2012 Facebook Twitter Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen applauded Romney’s commitment to domestic renewable fuels and his recognition of the importance of the RFS. He noted the RFS is helping to reduce America’s reliance on imported oil and create hundreds of thousands of jobs all across rural America. By working to remove barriers to market access for renewable fuels – Dinneen says America can help spur an economic recovery while securing our energy future.Advanced Ethanol Council Executive Director Brooke Coleman also commended Romney’s recognition of the importance of the RFS to the economic and environmental welfare of the country and the need to open up the marketplace to renewable fuels. Coleman said the RFS and market access are two critical pieces of the puzzle when it comes to the ongoing development of the domestic biofuels industry. The AEC also noted the importance of the tax code when it comes to domestic energy development – and hopes Romeny will me more explicit in his campaign’s support for parity in the tax code for renewable fuels. Coleman says an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy isn’t possible if the U.S. tax code continues to offer incentives to oil and gas developers that are not being offered to renewable fuels projects. According to Coleman – leveling the playing field in the tax code is absolutely critical to achieving the energy security goals set forth by the Romney Campaign. Growth Energy President and COO Jim Nussle also weighed in on the Romney energy plan – stating he was pleased to see the importance of renewable fuels highlighted. Nussle said the support for the RFS and a diversification of vehicle fleets and fueling systems is an essential tool in achieving increased market access for home-grown American energy and providing consumers with a choice when they fuel up. Previous articleSmartStax® Standing Strong Despite Heavy Corn Rootworm PressureNext articleState Officials Discuss Drought Help for Farmers Gary Truitt Home Energy Romney Releases Energy Plan Facebook Twittercenter_img Source: NAFB News Service Romney Releases Energy Plan SHARE SHARE Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has outlined an energy plan that he projects would achieve North American energy independence by the year 2020. He wants to pursue dramatic regulatory reform to accelerate the exploration and development of oil and gas and to facilitate construction of vital infrastructure. Romney wants to modernize outdated environmental laws to take cost into account. Romney says he will increase production – permitting access to resources in the Gulf of Mexico, the Outer Continental Shelf, western lands and the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. He also plans to approve the Keystone XL pipeline on day one if elected President. Finally – he will invest in new energy technologies. More specifically – the Romney energy plan would support increased market penetration and competition among energy sources by maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard and eliminating regulatory barriers to diversify the power grid, the fuel system and vehicle fleets.last_img read more

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RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story

first_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts Myanmar is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. The second argument offered by Total’s management, the need to protect its employees, has been demolished by some of its own employees in Myanmar. June 7, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more News The story revealed that Total, which has been exploiting Myanmar’s Yadana offshore gas field since 1992, has always used complex financial mechanisms that allow MOGE – and therefore Myanmar’s generals – to retain hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue on gas sales that should have gone to the Myanmar state in the form of taxes. MyanmarFranceAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedPredatorsEconomic pressure In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival The first argument has been dashed by the revelations about a tax optimization system that allows Total to avoid paying what it should to the Myanmar state while pouring millions into offshore accounts held by the military. According to RSF’s tally, nearly 175 million dollars were paid to MOGE in 2019. In March, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the now-in-exile government resulting from the November 2020 elections, wrote to four energy multinationals including Total  urging them to suspend all operations involving Myanmar’ military and to freeze all payments to them. MyanmarFranceAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedPredatorsEconomic pressure “Total’s cancellation of its ad campaign in Le Monde is a crude reprisal against a media outlet that simply published annoying truths,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It sheds even more light on the level of cynicism with which the energy group is trying to handle its Myanmar operations. It is high time for Total to match actions to words by suspending its activities in Myanmar and thereby ceasing to fund the junta and its relentless crackdown on press freedom in that country.”   A Total employee in Myanmar told the Myanmar Now website last month that a fellow employee was forced to resign after requesting unpaid leave in connection with the pro-democracy movement. Ninety percent of Total’s employees in Myanmar are Myanmar citizens and the threat of similarly being forced to resign discourages them in practice from participating in the anti-coup civil disobedience movement. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Forced to resign to go further In an op-ed piece in the French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche on 3 April, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné wrote that, “respect for human rights is at the heart of our code of conduct.” He said Total’s continuing operations in Myanmar were justified by its dual duty to pay taxes to the Myanmar state and to protect its employees there. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association For Political Prisoners (AAPP), whose figures have been independently confirmed by an RSF source, a total of 84 journalists have been arrested since the coup d’état on 1 February, and around 50 of them are still being held. Total’s decision to cancel the 50,000-euro ad campaign planned for June was taken on 6 May, two days after Le Monde published an investigative piece about the French multinational’s dealings with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), a consortium directly managed by Myanmar’s armed forces. Organisation News June 10, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 – Updated on May 17, 2021 RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story RSF_en Total is one of the 15 western and Asian multinationals operating in Myanmar to whom RSF began writing letters on 8 April urging them to take a stand against the junta’s oppressive behaviour. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns French oil giant Total’s cancellation of a big ad campaign in the French daily Le Monde in reprisal for a story about Total’s funding of Myanmar’s military. The extremely shocking cynicism of this decision matches the hypocrisy with which Total has handled its operations in Myanmar since last February’s coup, RSF says. Help by sharing this information News This file photograph taken on October 22, 2018, shows the logo of the French energy giant Total on its headquarters in the La Defense business district near Paris. French energy giant Total pulled adverts from Le Monde after it reported that the company was paying gas revenues to Myanmar’s military through a tax haven (photo : Alain Jocard / AFP). last_img read more

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Ilya Zimin murder trial resumes after three postponements

first_img to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information News Newscenter_img читать на русскомThe trial of Igor Velchev for the murder of NTV reporter and presenter Ilya Zimin begins today in Ocnita, Moldova. A Moldovan aged 23, Velchev is accused of fatally injuring Zimin, 33, in a fight in Zimin’s Moscow apartment in the early hours of 26 February 2006 after meeting him earlier in the evening. He is pleading not guilty, and faces 20 to 25 years in prison if convicted.“We hope that this trial will enable Zimin’s family and colleagues to discover the exact circumstances of his death,” Reporters Without Borders said.Following Velchev’s identification as the suspect in Zimin’s murder, NTV announced a reward for any information leading to his arrest. After being sought by the police for several months, he was finally arrested on the night of 23 June 2006 in Kagul, in southern Moldova. The trial had been scheduled to start a month ago, but was postponed because of the absence of any representative of Zimin’s family.Velchev is being tried in Moldova under a 1993 accord between members of the Commonwealth of Independent States for suspects to be prosecuted in their country of origin. Russia’s requests for his extradition were unsuccessful as article 13 of Moldova’s criminal code forbids the extradition of Moldovan citizens accused of crimes abroad.Velchev’s lawyer, Victor Chilat, says Moldova’s courts are competent and his client will get a fair trial. He has so far refused to say anything about what happened in Zimin’s apartment the night he died. The trial of NTV journalist Ilya Zimin’s alleged murderer, Igor Velchev, resumed in the Moldovan city of Ocnita on 2 October after three postponements because of the absence of three key witnesses who found Zimin’s body in his Moscow apartment on 26 February 2006. It was originally scheduled to get under way on 15 August. The court decided to keep Velchev, a Moldovan citizen, in custody for another 90 days. Prosecutors seem close to establishing his guilt. Two prosecution witnesses who reside in Moscow and who are unable to attend the trial will be questioned in Moscow. The next hearing is scheduled for 4 December. RSF_en Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more October 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ilya Zimin murder trial resumes after three postponements —————————————-21.08.07Ilya Zimin murder trial in Moldova postponed for third timeThe trial of Igor Velchev for the murder of NTV journalist Ilya Zimin did not begin as scheduled in Ocnita, Moldova, on 15 August because the four NTV employees who discovered Zimin’s body in his Moscow apartment were not in court. The trial was postponed until 2 October. It was the third postponement for the same reason. The Moldovan prosecutor’s office said the NTV journalists were notified by mail that they should attend the trial, but they claim they did not get any letter. The court could decide to ask them to respond to questions in writing, or statements could be taken from them in Moscow. But Velchev’s defence lawyer, Victor Chilat, said he would insist that they come to Moldova to testify in person.———————————15.08.07Moldovan goes on trial today in Moldova for murder of TV reporter in Moscow “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Encourage Wildlife in Castletroy Park

first_imgLinkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement LimerickNewsEncourage Wildlife in Castletroy ParkBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2020 131 Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebookcenter_img Previous articleLimerick leans on its own to support local economyNext article103-year-old nun beats Covid-19 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WhatsApp Twitter TAGSCastletroyCastletroy ParkKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSean Hartiganwildlife Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Sean Hartigan and Brian Leddin of the Green Party after being elected to Limerick City and County Council.Picture Brendan GleesonLIMERICK Council has been asked to improve the environment for wildlife in Castletroy Park to encourage birds and insects.According to Green Party councillor Seán Hartigan, Castletroy Town Park is an area with which could be easily managed for wildlife.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “By reducing the grass cutting regime, areas could be left for wildflowers to develop which would provide much needed habitat for bees and other pollinators many of which are in danger of extinction,” Cllr Hartigan claimed.“A small change to the grass cutting schedule in Castletroy Park to reduce the frequency of cutting would give wildlife a chance, especially around playing pitches and grass verges,” he added. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Global Health Insurance Exchange IT Industry (2020 to 2027) – Market Trajectory & Analytics…

first_img Global Health Insurance Exchange IT Industry (2020 to 2027) – Market Trajectory & Analytics – ResearchAndMarkets.com WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  center_img DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– The “Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) IT – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 9th edition of this report. The 171-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Global Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) IT Market to Reach $5.2 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) IT estimated at US$2.8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$5.2 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 9.1% over the period 2020-2027. Public, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 9% CAGR and reach US$5 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Private Exchanges segment is readjusted to a revised 12.1% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $841.9 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 8.5% CAGR The Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) IT market in the U.S. is estimated at US$841.9 Million in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$907 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.5% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 8.5% and 7.4% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 7.4% CAGR. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Accenture PLCCGI Group, Inc.Cognosante, LLCConnecture, Inc.Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.Hcentive, Inc.Infosys Ltd.MAXIMUS, Inc.Oracle CorporationXerox Corporation Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesHealth Insurance Exchange (HIX) IT Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 41 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/md99g0 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005430/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE OTHER HEALTH SOFTWARE SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 12:10 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 12:11 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005430/en Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img
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Consider The Establishment Of The State Commission For Protection Of Child Rights In The UT Of J&K: Jammu & Kashmir High Court To Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesConsider The Establishment Of The State Commission For Protection Of Child Rights In The UT Of J&K: Jammu & Kashmir High Court To Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay19 Feb 2021 9:56 PMShare This – x“It is apparent that the State Government has taken sufficient steps for the protection of child rights but still the cause of the concern which remains is the non-establishment of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.” : Jammu & Kashmir High CourtThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Tuesday (16th February) directed the State Government to consider the establishment of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The Bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Javed Iqbal Wani was dealing with a Public Interest Litigation seeking to espouse the cause of child rights under the provisions of the…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?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Tuesday (16th February) directed the State Government to consider the establishment of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The Bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Javed Iqbal Wani was dealing with a Public Interest Litigation seeking to espouse the cause of child rights under the provisions of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. Petitioner Shivan Mahajan, who appeared before the Court in person submitted that its necessary in every State to have a State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and so a direction be issued to the government for establishing one in the Union Territory as well. He further pointed out that a National Commission is discussing the matter and shortly some guidelines are likely to be laid down in establishing a State Commission in J&K as well. In view of the submissions made by the Petitioner and reports submitted before the Court, the Court opined, “It is apparent that the State Government has taken sufficient steps for the protection of child rights but still the cause of the concern which remains is the non-establishment of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.” [NOTE: Section 17 of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 envisages constitution of a body known as the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Section 17 (1) of the Act reads as under:- “17. Constitution of Station Commission for Protection of Child Rights. – (1) A State Government may constitute a body to known as the ……….. (name of the State) Commission for Protection of Child Rights to exercise the powers conferred upon, and to perform the functions assigned to, a State Commission under this Chapter. ………..” It is important to notes that the State Government may constitute such a Commission but it is not mandatory for every State to do so.] Lastly, the Plea was disposed of with the direction to the Government, “To consider the establishment of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in the light of the provisions of Section 17 of the Act and the Guidelines or the directions that may have been issued or likely to be issued by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.” The PIL was accordingly directed to be closed and consigned to records. Case title – Shivan Mahajan v. State of J&K & others [PIL No. 24 of 2015] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Volunteers needed to ‘adopt’ TH&R residents

first_img You Might Like Patriot Marketplace scheduled in time for Christmas shopping Several gift baskets will be part of a silent auction on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the… read more “The resident’s name is not made available for understandable reasons,” Dawkins said.The gifts for the residents should be delivered to TH&R by Dec. 17 and should wrapped and tagged with the resident’s room number.“Santa Claus delivers the gifts to the residents on the morning of our annual Christmas party,” Dawkins said. “That way, each resident gets one-on-one time with Santa and that makes them feel very special. Santa Claus is really big with some of our residents. Santa and presents bring back memories for them.“Those who participate in the Adopt-a-Resident program are invited our Christmas party at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 and get to share a special time with all of our residents.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Volunteers needed to ‘adopt’ TH&R residents Each year, TH&R’s Adopt-a-Resident program offers a unique giving opportunity to the community. And, the community responds with loving hearts and open arms, Dawkins said.“We have residents who don’t have family nearby and some don’t have families who are able, for many reasons, to make Christmas special,” Dawkins said. “At Troy Health & Rehab, we want Christmas to be special for all of our residents. Many people are looking for ways to reach out beyond family and friends at Christmastime. Our Adopt-a-Resident program is a wonderful and rewarding way to do that. This program is a blessing for our residents.”Dawkins said those who would like to adopt a resident are given the room number and a wish list of a resident and they can pick and choose from that wish list. Published 11:00 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Grinch said it best.Christmas doesn’t come from a store. It means, perhaps, a little bit more.And never does Christmas mean more than when it’s shared with someone out of nothing more than love for one another, said Jeanette Dawkins, Troy Health & Rehabilitation Center activities director. Email the author Skip Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Those who would like to Adopt-a-Resident at Troy Health & Rehab for Christmas are encouraged to call Dawkins at 334-566-0880. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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TroyFest’s Cook paints ‘from the heart’

first_img Sponsored Content Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel TroyFest’s Cook paints ‘from the heart’ Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the authorcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories You Might Like Jury clears former police officer; verdict called ‘just’ The jury verdict clearing a retired Troy police officer of sexual abuse charges is being hailed as a “just and… read more Skip Published 9:04 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Artist Maurice Cook, whose works will be on display during this weekend’s TroyFest, says he doesn’t try to define his style, but welcomes the label of ‘folk artist.’ The artist says he simply ‘paints from the heart.’ TroyFest will be Saturday and Sunday in downtown Troy on the Square.Ask Maurice Cook what kind of art he does and he can’t say.“But I can tell you this. I’m honored to be mentioned as a folk artist,” Cook said. “Folk art comes from the heart and that’s the way I paint, from the heart.”Cook is one of six or more folk artist who will be celebrated for their artwork at TroyFest on the square in downtown Troy April 26 and 27.TroyFest was originally called the Jean Lake Arts & Crafts Show in honor of Troy native Jean Lake, a highly acclaimed folk artist. Each year, TroyFest spotlights the folk arts in recognition of the late artist and her contributions to the primitive arts.Cook stands humbly in that spotlight.His popularity among folk art enthusiasts is widespread and his work is much sought after at TroyFest.But Cook’s artwork has not always been in great demand. When he started painting 30 years ago with hopes of “cashing in” with his artwork, he was not satisfied with what he put on canvas.“I started painting flowers and portraits and I was never satisfied with the outcome,” Cook said. “So, I started painting from scratch. I didn’t look a pictures or anything. I just painted what I knew and it was easy. I didn’t have to dot the I’s or cross the T’s; whatever I got was what I got. These days, folks appreciate that kind of art. It’s art for the folks. It’s fun and happy art.”Cook said that if you’ve ever been to a fine arts show, people are walking around with their noses in the air, “all snooty like.”“But you go to a folk arts show and people are laughing and smiling,” Cook said. “And it’s always noisy because there’s always something going on at a folk arts show. Folk art is for folks. It’s as simple as that.”Cook said he’s never at a loss for subjects for his artwork. Everything he paints is a memory from his past.“I could paint a whole year from one day in my life as a young man,” he said. “We might go fishing in the morning, then go swimming and then play baseball in the pasture. We had work to do, too, but, when we played, we played hard.”Cook said folk art is simply telling the stories of one’s life.“Everybody in a small town is a character,” he said. “Everybody has a place and, when they’re not there, they are missed – good, bad or indifferent.”And folk art? Everybody can do it, Cook said.“You can start at nine or at ninety,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. You just express yourself as best you can. Everything is art. Andy Warhol painted toilet seats and called it art. Art is what you want it to be. I want my art to be me. I’m honored to be called a folk artist. It’s folk art but most of all its ‘my art.’ Art has been my way into everything that I need. What more can I say.”last_img read more

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Global-scale tidal variability during the PSMOS campaign of June-August 1999: interaction with planetary waves

first_imgDuring the PSMOS Global-scale tidal variability experiment campaign of June 1-August 31, 1999, a network of radars made measurements of winds, waves and tides in the mesosphere/lower-thermosphere region over a wide range of latitudes. Clear evidence was found that fluctuations in tidal amplitudes occur on a global scale in both hemispheres, and that at least some of these fluctuations are periodic in nature. Modulation of the amplitude of the 12 h tide was particularly evident at periods of 10 and 16 days, suggesting a non-linear interaction with planetary waves of those periods to be responsible. In selected cases, the secondary waves predicted from non-linear theory could be identified and their zonal wave numbers determined. In some, but not all, cases the longitudinal structure of the secondary waves supports the theory of planetary-wave/tidal interaction being responsible for the observed tidal modulation. It was noted also that beating between a 12.4-lunar and the solar tide could produce a near 16-day modulation of the 12 h tide amplitude that is frequently observed in late summer.last_img read more

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Legal aid offered by Oxford students

first_imgOxford law students have volunteered to provide legal aid for clients within the city.The scheme, a joint venture between the law faculty of the University of Oxford and Turpin & Miller Solicitors, aims to provide assistance to vulnerable local clients. Students will deal with a range of issues, including immigration, asylum and citizenship, housing and homelessness, community care, family, employment, debt and welfare benefits.It is the first time that the Oxford Law Faculty has been involved in such a project and sixteen students were chosen from fifty applicants for the scheme. A spokesman from the Junior Lawyers’ Division said, “It is particularly commendable that the birth of this scheme originates with the students themselves, who not only recognised the opportunity to gain valuable relevant experience, but also the fundamental social responsibility of the legal profession.”Those involved with the scheme also expressed enthusiasm at the opportunity to give something back to Oxford as a community.Daniel Cashman, student Co-Chair of Oxford Legal Assistance said, “I want to be able to use the skills I am learning through my degree to offer practical help to those in need. The programme is pioneering and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”Jo Renshaw, Partner at Turpin & Miller Solicitors added, “It is a great opportunity to work with our local university to provide additional assistance to clients within Oxford. We see it as a ‘win-win’ situation, enabling students to gain hands-on experience of dealing with clients while at the same time ensuring that tight legal aid budgets can be used to fund the more complex areas of our cases.”last_img read more