SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 14, 2015 Facebook Twitter The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairs introduced legislation this week to stop EPA from finalizing the clean water rule it sent to the Office of Management and Budget last week – according to The Hagstrom Report. House Ag Chair Michael Conaway is an original sponsor of the bill. Conaway says the U.S. Supreme Court rebuked EPA twice for overstepping its bounds – but the Administration’s response was to double down.House Ag Ranking Member Collin Peterson says EPA’s proposed rule has the potential to regulate farmers and ranchers out of business – putting the entire rural economy in jeopardy. Peterson says this new legislation is needed because EPA does not seem to grasp the real-world impact the rule would have on farmers and local communities. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy – however – says the agency will get the rule over the finish line – and the final rule will provide the clarity people want – ensuring not to overextend into agriculture. Previous article4-H Students Present before House Agriculture CommitteeNext articleTPA Likely to be Introduced This Week Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA’s McCarthy Says Clean Water Rule Will be Finalized EPA’s McCarthy Says Clean Water Rule Will be Finalized Facebook Twitter
Booths are first come, first serve so register today at www.vtexpo.com(link is external)! Click on floor plans to view the available booths and pricing. Remember, Vermont Chamber members receive a 10% discount and any new members will receive a 25% discount on their booth! Booth registration for the 25th Annual Vermont Business and Industry EXPO is now open! The trade show is scheduled for May 20 & 21, at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont. In today’s economy, your company cannot afford to hide in the shadows. Get in front of the business community and use EXPO as your key marketing vehicle for 2009. The Vermont Business and Industry EXPO is northern New England’s largest business-to-business trade show attracting over 3,000 business leaders during the two day exposition. Nearly 200 exhibitors and themed pavilions fill the two floors of EXPO. In addition to EXPO’s spectacular line up of educational seminars, award ceremonies and networking opportunities, you can expect new, special additions to celebrate 25 years of creating connections.
Advertisement Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick for England U21s against Austria on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown has labelled Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah a ‘proper striker’ following his hat-trick for England U21s during their 5-1 thrashing of Austria in Milton Keynes on Tuesday night.The 20-year-old was in clinical form at Stadium MK netting twice in the first-half and again in the second period and he was denied a fourth goal after Fabian Ehmann saved his penalty late on.Nketiah, who joined Leeds United on loan in the summer, has scored nine goals in 12 appearances for club and country this season and Keown is impressed by his goalscoring instincts. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 16 Oct 2019 5:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link719Shares Martin Keown hails ‘proper striker’ Eddie Nketiah after Arsenal star’s hat-trick for England U21s against Austria Advertisement Comment Nketiah took home the match ball following his exploits in Milton Keynes (Picture: Getty)‘He makes such good runs. He is always on the move and he’s very intelligent,’ Keown told BT Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He sets his body up to find the back of the net. He has got some talent. He is a proper striker.‘Those types of players want to score as many goals as they can and I am delighted for him.’Following an impressive pre-season with Arsenal, Nketiah was tipped to play a part in Unai Emery’s first-team squad this season before he was loaned out to Leeds in August.Nketiah has scored four times in nine matches for Marcelo Bielsa’s side but has found himself behind Patrick Bamford in the pecking order in recent weeks.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter his England hat-trick, Nketiah admitted his frustration at a lack of football at Elland Road, saying: ‘I am really just trying to do as much as I can.‘Obviously, I will never be happy with being on the bench. I want to play. I pride myself on being in the team. I think I am good enough to be in the team.‘All I can do is put in the performances that I do. When I come on [to] try and contribute and I think with the chances I have had, I have done really well.’Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi impressed in the rout of Austria by scoring twice while Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden also caught the eye.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
Everton’s Ross Barkley Everton have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the start of the Premier League season after Ross Barkley was ruled out for between six to eight weeks.The England star suffered a knee ligament injury in training ahead of Saturday’s opening game of the season at Leicester and is now set for a spell on the sidelines.Barkley was seen leaving training with his leg in a supportive brace and is now set to undergo scans to determine whether he may require surgery.The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season under Everton boss Roberto Martinez last time out, making 34 appearances and scoring six goals to earn a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad.Barkley made two substitute appearances and one start in Brazil and the injury also means he will also miss the Three Lions’ forthcoming friendly against Norway at Wembley and the opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.For Everton it means the midfielder, who recently signed a new long-term deal at Goodison Park, will sit out a difficult beginning to the Premier League campaign, which includes matches against Chelsea and Arsenal. 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Phoenix apologized for his “rusty” performance, saying he had not played since the completion of the movie. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’ve messed up like 40 times,” Phoenix said. “I’m all over the place.” One inmate asked Phoenix if he learned to play guitar for the movie. “John wasn’t (Jimi) Hendrix,” Phoenix replied. “It was real simple … we rehearsed a lot.” Phoenix said his co-star in the film, Reese Witherspoon, who played Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash, wanted to be there for the event. Joaquin Phoenix, whose portrayal of Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line” has made him an early Oscar front-runner, returned Tuesday to the scene of one of the musician’s most famous concerts – Folsom State Prison. Cash’s Jan. 13, 1968, performance in a prison yard cemented his image as working-class hero and became a popular live album. More than 50 inmates watched the movie in the Sacramento suburb as the actor and his entourage, including musician Shooter Jennings, who played his father, Waylon Jennings, in the movie, and a host of prison officials toured the facility. Dressed head to toe in Cash’s trademark black, Phoenix performed several acoustic songs with Jennings at the prison’s Greystone Chapel, including Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Jennings played his own song, “I’m a Long Way From Home.” “I know you guys would probably rather see Reese,” he said. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa, said faith-based organisations have a significant role in creating caring and cohesive communities.Brand South Africa hosted an interfaith dialogue on Wednesday 26 September that discussed the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in promoting greater social cohesion, active citizenship and patriotism in the country.Representatives from various FBOs came together in Johannesburg for a day filled with conversation, to debate the role of religion in creating a society that celebrates diversity and supports ethical living.The objective of the dialogue was to mobilise the sector to identify and participate in initiatives that promote the country’s constitutional mandate of building a just society grounded in positive values.Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa, said FBOs have a significant role in creating caring and cohesive communities as they complement the work of the government and agencies already involved in social cohesion efforts.“The biggest challenge is the belief that faith-based solutions to our problems are outdated,” Matola said.Bishop Paul Verryn heads up the Central Methodist Mission Church in Johannesburg. He added that every South African has a role in ensuring active citizenship.“We can play a part in shaping the future we would like to see for our country,” he said. “We need to ensure that we speak out, guide, redirect and shape the future we envision.”Taking up an active roleBishop Paul Verryn, head of the Central Methodist Mission Church in Johannesburg, delivered a thought-provoking speech about the urgency of the faith-based community’s involvement in bringing about social cohesion.Explaining that South Africa’s challenges are part of a bigger universal context – with many of the world’s countries experiencing similar problems – he noted that, however, what counts in the country’s favour is that its Constitution outlines the critical role of FBOs.“We’ve been relegated to a space of irrelevance at times. I think we hold a key that has to be exercised vigorously,” Verryn said.He challenged the faith community to take up a more active role in communities, particularly in the area of healing.“Get involved, do the dealing work, celebrate diversity,” he said, adding that FBOs are in a unique position to do this.Discussion and debateDelegates used the breakaway sessions to discuss the role of FBOs in dealing with racism, xenophobia, promoting ethical living and dealing with materialism. They were also tasked with developing strategies that are practical and can be implemented.Representatives in attendance agreed that the country needs a multi-faceted approach at individual, family and community levels to deal with complex social issues.FBOs are ideally placed to identify problems and solutions to some of South Africa’s biggest challenges as they work at grassroots level and understand what communities need, but they can also play a leading role in promoting common human values and encouraging a culture of togetherness.Seth Naicker, an activist for justice and reconciliation, said FBOs should be at the forefront of bringing about reconciliation and building understanding among the country’s diverse groups.Religious leaders identified interventions such as the need for educational programmes aimed at children of school-going age that teach good values, speaking out against unethical behaviour and modelling good ethics.Others suggested that actions could be as simple as women’s groups reaching out to expectant mothers, or families inviting each other for meals.A vision for South AfricaMatola said he was encouraged by the quality of the discussions. “What I found encouraging about the dialogue is that people are open and willing to give of themselves,” he said.He added that it is possible to find solutions to some of South Africa’s toughest challenges.“This is an inspiring country. We have done things people said could never be done,” he said.He added that the outcomes of the dialogue can be used to build South Africa’s reputation. “A nation’s brand is national identity made tangible,” he said.Source: MediaClub
Ex-Molde keeper Pettersen: The best quality of Man Utd boss Solskjaer is…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Molde goalkeeper Espen Bugge Pettersen says the man-management ability of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is his best quality.The Molde coach has been loaned to Manchester United as caretaker manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.”I think most people were surprised when Solskjaer got the job at United, but this is a great fun for Ole Gunnar. He’s going to be followed by everyone in Norwegian football,” Pettersen told VG.”Ole Gunnar is generally very good with people, also as a coach. I want to say it’s his greatest strength that he sees all the players all the time. He manages the players and the coaching in a good way, regardless of the situation, and of course he has a football professionalism.”Pettersen won two league titles with Solskjaer at Molde.And he added: “It is in the offensive game he is the best and he does not tie up his players. Ole Gunnar triggers creativity and speed. Watching from outside, he is the real opposite to Mourinho.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Newcastle boss Benitez under consideration at Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is under consideration at Leicester City.The Mirror says Claude Puel bought himself time at the King Power Stadium with successive surprise wins over high-flying Chelsea and champions Manchester City. But their shortcomings were exposed on Saturday by Cardiff City, who recorded their first away win all season.The club’s Thai owner, Top Srivaddhanaprabha, is known to be an admirer of Rafa Benitez — whose hopes of a takeover at current club Newcastle that could inject fresh January transfer funds are fading.It means Puel is back on a tightrope at Leicester, where he has never fully won over fans despite leading the club to ninth last term.Questions about his man-management, motivational skills and tactics persist — and he appears to have a fractured relationship with star striker Jamie Vardy. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
“The way it was, was that it was hung about four to five feet off the ground so a wolf would have to run along and jump up to grab it. It’s a particularly disgusting way of trapping,” said Kneller.Kneller says there are certain traps that are allowed to be used.“There are certain traps that have been deemed humane which trappers, through their trapping course, are told what they can and can’t use. So there are certain traps which are regulated and that you have to use to catch a wolf,” said Kneller.The man has been charged $2000 and was issued a two-year probation order which includes no trapping. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A man has been charged in Provincial Court this week for illegal trapping practices.In January 2016, the BC Conservation Officer Service responded to an illegal trapping complaint.Micah Kneller, BC Conservation officer, says upon investigation, the BCCOS found the use of a large treble hook hanging on a tree, a type of trap that is considered illegal for trapping purposes.