President Trump Talks Trade and WOTUS at AFBF Convention

first_img SHARE Previous articleAg Secretary Expecting the Third Round of Trade Aid PaymentsNext articleIndiana Reaction To President Trump Address at American Farm Bureau Convention on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 20, 2020 Photo Credit AFBFAfter the Phase One trade deal with China was signed on Wednesday and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement overwhelmingly cleared the Senate on Thursday, President Trump had plenty to talk about while addressing the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention Sunday evening.Trump thanked the farmers in attendance for their, “fortitude, perseverance, and devotion,” they showed in sticking with him while they were being targeted by China. He says because of that, we have, “perhaps the best relationship we’ve had with China in many years…they respect us now.”While he didn’t go into details, Trump said that the enforcement aspect of the deal was the most negotiated piece. Indiana Farm Bureau member and American Soybean Association Director Phil Ramsey from Shelby County told HAT after the speech that he was very glad to hear that. You can listen to my full interview with Ramsey by clicking the play button below.In addition to trade, Trump touted the regulatory burdens he’s lifted during his administration, the repeal of the “death tax” to help keep the family farm in the family, and repealing the “overreaching” Waters of the U.S. rule.Trump also announced during his speech that he is, “taking yet another step to protect the water rights of American farmers and ranchers. Under the previous administration, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a new water supply rule that would give the federal government vast and unlimited power to restrict farmers access to water. That is not a good thing. That is why I’m directing the Corps of Engineers to immediately withdraw the proposed rule just submitted recently, meaning last administration, and allow states to manage their water resources based on their own needs and based on what their farmers and ranchers want.”You can find a link to Trump’s address here and, again, listen to Ramsey’s response below.President Trump Talks Trade and WOTUS at AFBF Convention President Trump Talks Trade and WOTUS at AFBF Convention Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News President Trump Talks Trade and WOTUS at AFBF Conventionlast_img read more

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New Year, New Beer

first_imgOne of the greatest trends in craft beer right now is the boom of session IPAs. Picture this: a beer that tastes like one of those hop-bomb IPAs that American craft breweries are known for brewing, but with really low alcohol levels. Like, the same amount of alcohol as those crappy macro lagers we all grew up drinking.  It’s pretty much the sweet spot, because you get the flavor of craft beer married with the drinkability of say, a Bud Light.Within the last couple of years, every brewery has thrown a session IPA into the market. And I mean every brewery. Oskar Blues is now officially in the session IPA game with a brand new beer called Pinner, which is loaded with a handful of different varieties of hops, but comes in at a low, low 4.9% ABV. They call it a “throwback” IPA because, you know, you can throw them back one after the other.It has that citrus nose you’d expect from an IPA, and plenty of grapefruit and zest in the sip. It doesn’t have the malty backbone that most IPAs have, and that’s something I’ve noticed from a lot of session IPAs across the board. They’ve got the hops down, and the citrus aspect, and they’re dank in a certain way, but they’re not terribly complex.Of course, that’s just comparing this new breed of session IPAs to their full-bodied IPA counterpart. Pit these session IPAs against most lagers or pilsners or even pale ales that have similarly low ABVs, and they shine like the North Star. And Pinner definitely shines. It’s a beer I could throwback over and over again. Long live the session IPA.– Graham Averill is a contributor to B.R.O. and runs his own blog about being a stay-at-home dad called Daddy Drinks.last_img read more

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Dominican Republic: 2013 opens with huge cocaine seizure

first_imgBy Dialogo January 11, 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), Navy and Air Force worked together to seize a huge shipment of South American cocaine, marking the first major bust of 2013. On Jan. 9, the three forces seized 1,870 kilograms (4,123 pounds) of cocaine in Ocoa Bay in Azua province, west of the nation’s capital of Santo Domingo, on the country’s Caribbean coast. Roberto Lebrón, the DNCD’s spokesman, said two men, Ramón Sanz Pimentel and Arhgenis Cordero Soto, were detained a day later. They were being questioned and the Attorney General’s office said it was preparing to charge them. Agents also recovered satellite phones, GPS and navigation equipment, fuel and ammunition magazines for AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles. The suspected traffickers were transporting the cocaine, likely from Colombia or Venezuela, on a 40-foot speedboat equipped with three, 200-horsepower outboard motors. Pursuit of the boat began around 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 in the open waters south of Ocoa Bay. Agencies were notified of a suspicious boat approaching the island and responded with a DNCD helicopter, two Air Force Super Tucano aircraft and two Navy ships. Crews intercepted the boat in Ocoa Bay, forcing it to land at a nearby beach, Playa Mia. Four suspects aboard the boat escaped on foot. On Jan. 10, the DNCD announced it had apprehended Sanz Pimentel and Cordero Soto. Two suspects remain at large. Aboard the boat, agents discovered 76 sacks covered in plastic containing the cocaine. Officials said the suspected traffickers likely were also carrying weapons, which they may have thrown overboard during the pursuit. Authorities took custody of a second boat they believe was standing by to assist in transporting the shipment. The drugs were sent to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences for testing. From there, they were to be forwarded to the Attorney General’s office, which is expected to charge the suspects. “This was a combined effort, similar to what we’ve been doing for a while, and it’s the result of the work of a core unit that leads our fight against this criminal activity,” said Maj. Gen. Rolando Rosado Mateo, the head of the DNCD. Rosado led the operation from aboard the DNCD helicopter that pursued the boat. The Dominican agencies received air surveillance assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard. The seizure marked the biggest anti-narcotics bust in months for Dominican authorities. The country seized a record amount of illegal drugs in 2012. Officials captured 11.2 metric tons (24,691.8 pounds) of illicit substances, including a Dec. 22 operation that seized 1,189.8 kilograms (2,623 pounds) of cocaine from the high seas south of the Caribbean Coast not far from where the Jan. 9 confiscation occurred. Despite the successful anti-narcotics operations, Dominican officials said they expect traffickers will continue using the country as a transshipment point, with most of the shipments entering by sea. [Infosurhoy.com (Dominican Republic), 11/01/2013]last_img read more

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January 7, 2019 Police Blotter

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Unilever SA in R1bn sustainable project

first_img1 February 2013Unilever South Africa will open a new factory worth over R800-million and spend R200-million on upgrading and expanding existing plants, the company announced on Thursday.The factory – to be built adjacent to Unilever’s primary distribution centre in Anderbolt in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg – will produce a number of cleaning brands such as Omo, Handy Andy, Skip, Comfort and Sunlight.Construction on the site will “commence shortly and will incorporate Unilever’s latest manufacturing technologies”, the company said in a statement. The first products are expected to roll off the production lines in 2014.“This factory forms part of a multi-year, multi-billion investment plan by Unilever South Africa to cater for our growth,” said chairperson Marijn van Tiggelen.The investment also forms part of the firm’s “sustainable living” plan, which aims to build the business while cutting down on its overall environmental footprint.‘Determination to sustainability’“This new factory is another example of Unilever’s vision in action – to double the size of our business while reducing the environmental impact,” said Unilever’s chief supply chain officer, Pier Luigi Sigismondi.“Not only will it enable us to grow our presence in the region, but it also highlights our determination to sustainability as it will use the latest technology and insights to create a low energy, environmentally efficient factory with zero waste to landfill.”The investment will also make a difference to the company’s customers. “It will enable us to better serve South African consumers with innovation and green technology, as well as improve service levels to our retail customers,” Van Tiggelen said.“The R800-million project is one of Unilever’s largest investments globally and underscores our commitment to the long-term future of South Africa and the continent as a whole.”The project is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry’s 12i Tax Allowance Incentive scheme, which is designed to support greenfield investments – industrial projects that make use of only new and unused manufacturing assets.The tax incentive scheme also covers brownfield investments – expansions or upgrades of existing industrial projects – and will support Unilever’s R200-million upgrade and expansion of its existing factories.The investment follows the opening of the Unilever Savoury dry foods factory in KwaZulu-Natal by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies in December 2011.“We have a long history in South Africa and we have a strong commitment to its future, its growth and economic development,” Sigismondi said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Meet the two hackers behind October’s big DDoS attack

first_imgFollow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Ryan Matthew Pierson Tags:#data security#ddos#Dyn#hackers#IIoT#Internet of Things#IoT Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… The massive mid-October DDoS attack driven by a swarm of everyday Internet of Things (IoT) devices crippled dozens of the Internet’s most popular websites and services could be the first of many. Two hackers have stepped forward and, in an online chat with Vice’s Motherboard, explained that a larger botnet is being assembled that will take down targeted systems, for a price.The idea that an everyday object like your toaster and electric toothbrush could become part of a massive virtual army of zombified systems that take down even the most popular websites may sound like science fiction, but it is anything but.A new type of security threatA piece of malicious software (referred to as malware) called Mirai has become a household name in the information technology community for being a clever bit of code that targets, searches for, and compromises IoT devices. These devices, which can include everyday household objects like smart refrigerators, security systems, and even many wearables, are built in a way that puts convenience before security.There are millions of computers on home and business networks around the world that are using default administrative passwords, receive minimal oversight from the network administrator, and use little or no encryption. To make matters worse, these gadgets don’t regularly receive patches and security updates because they aren’t as obvious to the user as they are on your smartphone or PC.It was this widespread gap in security that enabled Mirai to hijack countless of these devices and, undetectable to the user, launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against one of the Internet’s most popular DNS services. The result was a widespread outage of dozens of high-traffic websites and services, including Twitter, Spotify, Amazon, and more.A modified Mirai and a new zombie armyJust over a month after the attack, two hackers claim to have not only modified the Mirai malware to make it more powerful but to have found a way to add a new generation of IoT devices to its growing botnet. This Mirai variant is said to be capable of hijacking more devices, especially routers.“The original Mirai was easy to take, like candy from this kids,” the hacker, who calls himself BestBuy, told Motherboard in an online chat. While the average Internet user browses in ignorant bliss, a virtual turf war is being waged between hacker factions to see who can gain and maintain control over the swarms of infected IoT devices.Even now, your dishwasher could be a pawn in a chess game between two hackers on opposite sides of the planet.One of the victims of this new wave of malware is German Internet service provider Deutsche Telekom, which had over a million of its users affected when hackers attempted to add its routers to their ever-growing botnets.“I would like to say sorry to [Deutsche Telekom] customers – it was not our intention,” BestBuy said.last_img read more

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How to get Drone Flights Approved Near Airports with LAANC

first_imgThis tutorial is geared toward drone pilots with a Part 107 license (also refereed to as a UAS Airman Certificate or Commercial Drone License.) Many of you may already know that the FAA requires pilots to get an Airspace Authorization if they are going to fly within five miles of any airport. (In short, you need to get approval from the FAA before flying near an airport.) This is because Part 107 pilots are only allowed to fly in Class G airspace. And the airspace around airports will usually be Class E, D, or higher.The traditional FAA airspace authorization process takes 90-120 days to maybe approve your drone flight request. (I have had airspace authorizations take much longer.) Luckily though, that has all changed with the new FAA LAANC program.Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)LAANC stands for Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, and it is a partnership between the FAA and drone service suppliers. The LAANC system allows Part 107 drone pilots to quickly check if the area they want to fly in is available for instant FAA airspace authorization approval. This can also be really handy if you get a client request to fly at a location near an airport. You can check that location on the FAA UAS Facility Map and see if that area has instant approval available — which can definitely speed up your coordination and flight planning with clients.Instant airspace approval might sound amazing, but let’s actually walk-through the process of getting this approval with the new LAANC program. (Again, this is only for Part 107-licensed drone pilots.)Check the FAA UAS Facility MapThe first thing you will want to check is the FAA UAS Facility Map. This is a really handy reference map that can let you know immediately if instant approval is available for your flight location.Once you have located where you want to fly on the FAA UAS Facility map, we now need to go through one of the LAANC service suppliers in order to get our approval. (This is just a fancy way of saying, “Now we need to go to a website or app that works with LAANC and get our approval.”)As of right now, there are already 14 approved LAANC Service Suppliers that offer the LAANC approval service. All of these, to my knowledge, are also free to use. We are going to use the service supplier Skyward.io.Using Skyward.ioOnce you are on the Skyward.io website, you need to create a free account in order to use LAANC. (Just click “Get Started” in the top right corner of the web page.) From there, you will be able to map out flight locations and create drone operation plans that you can use for LAANC approval. Once you request a FAA Authorization on Skyward.io, you will receive an instant Notice of Authorization with a FAA Reference number. (Note that not all requests can be instantly approved by the FAA. The flight location, if the airport has LAANC capabilities in place, and flight altitude play a big role. Some requests may require up to a week or so for approval.)Here are a few quick reference links to keep around for your next drone shoot.FAA LAANC Program InformationFAA UAS Facility MapSkyward.io (Free account sign up)FAA Drone ZoneHow to get a Part 107 Drone License Planning a drone shoot near an airport? We’ll show you how to quickly get airspace authorization approval with the new FAA LAANC program.In this tutorial, we’re going to walk through the process of getting a fast FAA airspace authorization, which will allow you to fly your drone near an airport. (Legally!) And we’ll be doing all this through the FAA’s new LAANC program for Part 107 drone pilots. Looking for more info on working with drones? Check out these articles.8 Flight Tips to Make Your Drone Footage More CinematicDrone Footage: How to Make or Break a ProjectTraditional Camera Moves Made Easy With DJI DronesHow to Get a Pilot Certification for Commercial Drone UseA Travel Guide to Taking a Drone on a Planelast_img read more

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Perlas 1, Ato ni Bai rule BVR Puerto Galera leg

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forum Read Next LeBron gets 30k points, 8k rebounds, 8k assists after Cavs win LATEST STORIES Charo Soriano and Bea Tan went home as the Women’s Division champions for the Puerto Galera leg of the third BVR On TourPerlas 1 and Ato Ni Bai ruled their recent leg of their respective divisions in the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) on Tour Season 3 over the weekend in Puerto Galera.Perlas 1, composed of BVR founders Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, emerged victorious in the women’s division after topping Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor of UST 1, 21-14, 26-24, in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Meanwhile, Ato Ni Bai, made up of Jade Bacalado and Calvin Sarte, bested Pemie Bagalay and KR Guzman of Kremie, 21-13, 21-17.After another successful staging of BVR on Tour, Tan said the group is now looking to take beach volleyball to new places.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“BVR has always been frequent in Northern parts of Luzon hitting Cagayan Province, Ilocos, Pangasinan and La Union. This year it is in our plans to expand to other coastal communities of the Philippines specifically Southern Luzon areas, Visayas, and Mindanao,” she said.The winning teams earned P30,000 each while the losing finalists took home P10,000. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

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London Olympics: India wins more medals than Beijing 2008

first_imgRINGSIDE VIEWSome setbacks, some triumphs at London Walk the TalkBefore the Olympics, K.T. Irfan, India’s 20-km walker, had to ask Malayalam star Mohanlal to buy him a pair of shoes for the event.Now that he’s finished 10th in a field of 50, he’s become a star. Kerala Sports Minister K.B.,RINGSIDE VIEWSome setbacks, some triumphs at LondonWalk the TalkBefore the Olympics, K.T. Irfan, India’s 20-km walker, had to ask Malayalam star Mohanlal to buy him a pair of shoes for the event.Now that he’s finished 10th in a field of 50, he’s become a star. Kerala Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar met Irfan in London and appears to have agreed to fund his training expenses from now on. But will he walk the talk?No Excess Baggage A group of officials from the Athletics Federation of India reached London but could not enter the Olympic Stadium. They had to watch the games on LED screens in an open area.”Please tell us what happened to (discus thrower) Krishna Poonia,” said one official. Perhaps they ought to have stayed on in India.Bouts of Joy An Olympic medal has changed everything for boxer M.C. Mary Kom.The bronze medallist’s popularity is at an all-time high in London, with journalists at the main press centre,Excel Arena and even in TV commentary booths raving about her performance.End of the Road Tennis has been a huge letdown for India at the Olympics, considering Leander Paes got the nation its first ever singles medal in 1996 at Atlanta. Some retirements are likely. Mahesh Bhupathi will probably be the first to go. But where is the next generation? By S. KannanIn Bhiwani Junction, a lively account of India’s boxing revolution, Vijender Singh talked about his first reactions being at the Olympic Games in Athens, aged 17. “Yeh hota hai world ka sports… main dang reh gaya (So, this is what global sport is about. I was stunned).”In this athletic panorama, unmatched in scale and significance, both dazzling and daunting, where does India stand? How did we do in London 2012?advertisementComparing India’s medals tally to those stacked above us is neither conclusion or consolation. Comparing India’s performance to Games gone by offers a clue but only if studied with dispassionate assessment.The biggest bonus from London 2012 is that for the first time, India’s challenge extended across several disciplines whose athletes travel with optimism as opposed to the cumbersome baggage of hockey and tennis.London was the first time that Indians had qualified well in time and in large numbers-11 shooters, eight boxers, five weightlifters to name just a random lot of competitors-with reasonable financial support and expertise working for them. India had to win more medals than Beijing 2008. This time instead of wailing over bad luck, vegetarianism and unfortunate genes, India had maths on its side. In Rio 2016, the more the contenders, the more the medals. It’s that simple.If every Games must be treated like a staging post to understand where our sport stands, London is proof that a slow tectonic shift has taken place in India’s Olympic sport.In Sydney 2000, medal prospects had largely been centred around hockey, tennis and women’s weightlifting, with Pullela Gopichand-yes, him, Saina Nehwal’s sagely guru-offering an outside chance at the badminton event. The surprise: Boxer Gurcharan Singh coming within 14 seconds of a semi-final spot, beaten on countback, left weeping on the ring.In Athens 2004, India’s hopes floated around hockey, tennis (again), athletics through long jumper Anju Bobby George and shooting. Three Indian shooters made the finals, Rajyavardhan Rathore won the country’s first silver. The first-mover advantage enjoyed by women’s weightlifting had by then been politicked and doped itself out of contention. The surprise: Archer Satyadev Prasad going toe to toe in the quarter-final against the world No.1, defeated by a single arrow.Saina NehwalIn Beijing 2008, the hockey team didn’t qualify and tennis moved offcentre. The contenders now came from shooting, boxing and badminton. Abhinav Bindra’s gold broke a glass ceiling, Vijender Singh’s bronze opened boxing’s floodgates. The surprise in Beijing came from Sushil Kumar’s repechage wrestling bronze. Nehwal hurt so badly after her quarter-final defeat that she swore to return to the Olympics, a better, stronger, tougher competitor. When she won her quarterfinal against Tine Baun in London, no wonder she tossed aside her racket and just pounded the court with her bare hands.Going into the 2012 Games, along with Nehwal, the shooters, boxers and wrestlers had given themselves the best chance. Once again, three shooters made the final-in a dream Games it would have been five-but two won medals. Of eight boxers, the first to make the medal rounds was its lone woman contestant, M.C. Mary Kom, the gumshield-mom. The performance of six of the seven men must sting or boxing will slide.advertisementThe surprises from London come from race walker K.T. Irfan who broke the national record in the 20km walk, shooter Joydeep Karmakar who finished fourth, badminton braveheart Parupalli Kashyap and discus thrower Vikas Gowda, the first Indian man in an Olympic athletics final after Sriram Singh in 1976 and the first in a men’s field event after Henry Rebello in the 1948 triple jump.Mary KomThe sports where the noise ended up louder than the news were hockey, tennis and archery. The archers say they need a mental trainer, hockey will hold on if its young players can find something to fight for in the World Series Hockey and tennis must first rid itself of the Paes-Bhupathi saga that now looms like those Tom and Jerry cartoon shadows.It is the governors of these sports who must now play a role or their sport will slide out of Olympic significance in India. Of the three, archery must have the most agile response to underachievement, because it stands to lose the most. Hockey will lean on history and tennis will always have its niche following.Until now, India’s genuine athletic performers, particularly those without resources, had zero safety nets. Gursharan abandoned the Army for a professional career in the US, Prasad was quickly forgotten. London has shown Indian Olympic sport that the only way to succeed is to change its old-style game.Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar had been shooting only for nine years before he won silver in his sport’s biggest event. It was a medal won through order and method. Neglect that by displacing genuine athletic achievement from the top of the food chain and a sport only reduces its Olympic relevance in India. In real terms, say, if the bosses in Indian archery do not make winning a medal in Rio their only priority, everyone might as well just toss aside their bows and arrows. As Vijender Singh said, yeh hota hai world ka sports.-The author is senior editor at ESPN cricinfo.last_img read more

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