Month: September 2019

Hamšík spoke about his illness

Hamšík spoke about his illness

first_imgMarek Hamšík hasn’t been in the greatest form for Napoli lately and he admitted that it was caused by his illness as he was suffering from Angina Tonsillaris and his tonsils were removed on Wednesday.The Slovak’s form has been questionable lately as he has been unable to help his team in the fight for Scudetto with better performances – but apparently, it was caused by this illness that he was suffering from.The team’s captain wrote on his website about his fitness, according to Football Italia:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I suffered from Angina Tonsillaris and had my tonsils out on Wednesday.”“Over the last few months, I regularly suffered from Angina Tonsillaris. The doctors advised me to have my tonsils taken out.”“I was meant to have the surgery this summer, but in the end, we decided it was best to act immediately and I had my tonsils taken out on Wednesday morning.”last_img read more

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Manchester United will not swap Anthony Martial for Toby Alderweireld

Manchester United will not swap Anthony Martial for Toby Alderweireld

first_imgEarlier, the Spurs has a serious interest in 22-year-old Martial, who is frustrated at his limited opportunities following Alexis Sanchez’s arrival in January.But United are firm to reject attempts by Tottenham to include Anthony Martial in any deal for Toby Alderweireld, according to ESPN FC.The club is also keen to utilize the advantage of Alderweireld’s contract standoff with Tottenham to bring the defender to Old Trafford this summer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Although it seems that Tottenham have resigned to losing Alderweireld, United are hopeful of keeping hold of Martial and will only listen to offers if he pushes for a move since Jose Mourinho made it clear that any player who wants to leave this summer can go for the right price. However, rumours suggest that if Martial who is also on Juventus’ radar makes it clear he is determined to move, United would prefer to sell to a club outside the Premier League.The 29-year-old Alderweireld has two years left on his contract but with little prospect of an extension being agreed, Spurs are willing to cash in if they receive a fee in the region of £50 million.last_img read more

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Al Jazira sign Siani

Al Jazira sign Siani

first_imgThe Cameroon midfielder Sebastian Siani has become the latest addition to join up with the Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium outfit.Sebastian Siani joins the UAE pro league side from Belgian club Royal Antwerp.The midfielder moves to UAE after spending six months with Antwerp during which he scored once in thirteen appearances.The Cameroonian was unveiled at the Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium after completing his medicals at the club.Aussie boss set to make changes against the UAE Obinna Echi – January 22, 2019 Australia coach Graham Arnold is optimistic a squad rotation in the 2019 Asian Cup quarter-finals against the United Arab Emirates will be successful.The Socceroos scraped through…The former KV Oostende joins the first team of Al Jazira as soon as they begin their preseason preparations.“Al Jazira Football Company have completed the signing of former Anderlecht and Antwerp midfielder Sebastian Siani,” the club said in an official statement quoted in Goal.Sebastian Siani was part of the Cameroon side that won the Orange African Nations Cup in Gabon in 2017.Al Jazira Football Company are hoping to have a huge impact on football in the United Arab Emirates as well as Asia in general.last_img read more

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Report Gary Cahill to fight for Chelsea future

Report Gary Cahill to fight for Chelsea future

first_imgChelsea captain Gary Cahill has reportedly decided to remain at the club and fight for his place in the teamThe English central defender looks to have been deemed surplus to requirements by new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after being omitted from the squad in all three of the Blues’ Premier League games so far.Reports last week emerged stating that Cahill had been given permission to speak with Turkish giants Galatasaray over a move before the end of the month.Although it is understood that no official approach has been made yet.Now the Telegraph reports Cahill is not keen on moving to Turkey and would rather remain at Stamford Bridge to fight for his place in the team.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Fellow centre-backs Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Andreas Christensen are all believed to be ahead of him in the pecking order at Chelsea.However, Cahill has not ruled out a moved yet – but it would have to be a much better proposition that Turkey.Sarri had urged the 32-year-old to remain patient last week.Cahill has made 189 appearances for Chelsea in all competition after arriving in 2012.He has won every trophy available to him at the club and is contracted until the end of the season.last_img read more

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Barcelonas red alert they dont have a Luis Suarez sub

Barcelonas red alert they dont have a Luis Suarez sub

first_imgNow that Munir El Haddadi has left FC Barcelona, the Catalan club is working extra hours in order to find a suitable Luis Suarez replacement.Things are getting very complicated for FC Barcelona now that Munir El Haddadi has left the Catalan club to play for Sevilla, as they have yet to find a centre-forward who can replace Luis Suarez in case the Uruguay international suffers an injury.The whole drama started last summer after an unhappy Paco Alcacer left the club to play for Borussia Dortmund, he never felt appreciated by manager Ernesto Valverde and demanded more minutes in order to grow as a professional.These two recent exits have placed both Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes on emergency mode according to Diario AS, they are not even that sure if things are going to work out for them during the winter market in order to find a proper striker who can replace Suarez with a reassured guarantee.The Uruguay international seems to be in a great form this season, but not having his replacement ready to get on the pitch if an emergency happens is something that a club as massive as Barcelona simply cannot afford.The experiment to try and use Ousmane Dembele as a striker didn’t work, the French youngster proved that he plays at his best when he is free to roam around the wings and playing secluded limits his talents immensely.[ÚLTIMA HORA] Acuerdo con el Sevilla por el traspaso de Munir El HaddadiTodos los detalles 👉 https://t.co/HnF32fbN2Y pic.twitter.com/XrHPYjpSF8— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) January 11, 2019The possibility of using Lionel Messi is also something that Ernesto Valverde would have to do if things don’t work out their way, but the manager doesn’t want to take the Argentine star back to the position Pep Guardiola first envisioned because pretty much every squad already knows how to stop him from doing any damage.The options if the Catalan club decides to not go after a new player seem limited, they won’t compromise the team’s dynamic this season because they already feel like the squad is performing above average and they would very much prefer looking at the options they have on the market.But the transfer window is less than 20 days away from closing, which leaves the Barcelona board of directors with very few options in a very short span of time to reach a decision.Manager Ernesto Valverde is going to have to take extra special care of Luis Suarez during the second half of the season, even if the club does end up signing a striker who can replace him because there are no options at the same level the Uruguay international has delivered on a consistent basis during the last five seasons.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).⚽🔥😱😍🤠💥🔝🔫¿Con qué emoji definirías el golazo de @LuisSuarez9? 👇 pic.twitter.com/uQTKtXRaue— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) January 6, 2019With 12 goals in the current La Liga season, it doesn’t look like Suarez will stop delivering good performances any time soon.But just in case anything weird happens, the options for FC Barcelona vary from Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata to Leipzig’s Timo Werner and just a couple of other players who are not very familiar to anybody in the market.The options for the Catalan club are very limited, the time is running and they are starting to get a little desperate after the announcement of Munir’s exit was announced earlier on Friday.The situation that has everybody at the club the most nervous, is that they know getting a top-level striker is a priority because their objective this season cannot be other than to win the Champions League after they got eliminated early in the competition for three consecutive seasons.If the Cule squad doesn’t get to at least reach the final this season, the manager can start packing his bags because nobody will tolerate anything less impressive than that.The clock to find a striker is ticking for FC Barcelona, time is running out and there is not a lot of wiggle room for them.🔥 @LuisSuarez9 🔥Un experto en voleas pic.twitter.com/NGqjTPMlGD— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) January 7, 2019Which striker would you like Barcelona to sign during the winter transfer window? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Radar Workers without Insurance despite risks says Blue Hills Member

Radar Workers without Insurance despite risks says Blue Hills Member

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Mar 2015 – Operators at the country’s Coastal Radar on the peninsula in Five Cays need better attention; one of the messages coming when the Member for Blue Hills made his contribution to the Budget Debate this week. Hon. Goldray Ewing pointed out that the radar operators have no insurance coverage despite the risk they take in carrying out their jobs.“Some employees there for the information of others who climb that 140ft tower, when necessary because that station can’t be down one minute of the day. In the dead of night 30-40 mile winds blowing they have to go up there; risky. No insurance coverage, risky. Radiation, killing. The danger of falling is there.”Ewing explained that these Turks and Caicos Islanders are often working the 24 hour monitoring shifts, solo.“Nothing in this budget for training for the operators or for personnel that is coming on, what I did see, not in the budget, but what I did see is some posts being advertised with some very high qualifications which could only be found in the Police Force or in DEMA. So I am wondering if we are pulling on these two departments so much that we actually brain draining them or are these posts gonna be given to foreigners.”The member called on better budgeting for the Radar Station and its officers. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:blue hills member, goldring ewing, insurance, radar workerslast_img read more

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Chambers Third Energy Conference Serves as Platform for Power Sector Innovation

Chambers Third Energy Conference Serves as Platform for Power Sector Innovation

first_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, December 19, 2016 – From the smallest detail like banning Styrofoam containers on a construction site at a planned Exuma luxury resort to powering an electric vehicle via a solar power charging station, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation recent energy conference served up a harvest of innovative solutions to the problems of how to provide consistent, reliable power in a modern world. “These are very challenging times for the energy sector,” said Chamber CEO Edison Sumner. “We must find ways to reduce our reliance on traditional forms of energy.”That reliance – along with a dependence on government in order to get anything done – has resulted, said Sumner in a situation where electrical output, particularly in New Providence, is still dependent upon fossil fuels and an antiquated power generation system that is costly, challenging to maintain and unhealthy for the environment. “For a very long time we have been ignoring our own welfare,” said Sumner, addressing business and civic leaders at the Chamber’s third annual energy security conference, hosted in conjunction with the American Embassy with patron sponsor Commonwealth Bank and held at the British Colonial Hilton December 13.   “We want to determine the future of the country when it comes to the energy sector and the impact the cost and quality of energy has on business and on our lives in general.”     Looking to the future, speaker after speaker recounted the need to act responsibly but independently.It was the willingness to find their own vision and make it reality that led Shaun Ingraham and the One Eleuthera Foundation to purchase a rundown closed hotel and transform it into a training centre that has since been internationally accredited.   Sixty adult students have graduated with technical and vocational skills and certification. “With 70% unemployment in Eleuthera, we needed to find ways to stimulate the economy,” said Ingraham.   “We got a license and created a credit bureau.   We partnered with five primary schools including The Island School which is totally off the grid. We got access to the 1.5 tons of trash the schools created and began recycling.  We started to crush the glass and turn it into countertops, floors, pavements. The cans went to Nassau for Cans for Kids. The plastic we shipped back to Nassau.”In eight years, One Eleuthera Foundation has pumped $20 million into the local economy – and done so with a shared vision, equipping dozens with badly-needed skills, providing green jobs and operating with a mission to be economically viable and environmentally friendly. Radiologist Larry Carroll, MD, discovered how important it was to operate without waiting for government to move forward so long as you were within the law.   He did it first in organizing a group of doctors to operate a private hospital, Doctors Hospital, and more recently as he neared retirement, in building a seven room resort in Schooner Bay, Abaco. “The vision for Schooner Bay presented to me was to have a green, sustainable village based on old village models of years ago,” said Carroll.   “The village concept was built around the harbour.   Developers preserved the natural flora and fauna, provided geothermal heating and cooling.  They built the land up so if there were a storm surge, the run-off would flow into the wetlands. We recycle all our gray matter, maintain the indigenous vegetation.”   All utilities are underground.   Nine foot ceilings allow heat to rise, reducing the need for air conditioning.   Positioning of the residences also allows for best breeze flow. Now, Dr. Carroll is trying to unite the Schooner Bay community to tackle the difficulty with energy.   “We have an hour power cut every day.   If we can de-politicize our thinking and our discussions and get together, we could put in a solar mini-grid in Cherokee Sound and sustain that community and Schooner Bay and we would not have to wait for anyone else.   We are too dependent on government and we need to just unite and do it ourselves.” If Family Islands are drawing the blueprints for the energy sector, one of the most interesting is the model that will be set when construction starts on Children’s Bay Cay and Williams Cay in the Exumas.   According to Project Director Michel Neutelings, every aspect of design, engineering and operations is being created to utilize the latest technology to provide the most sustainable development. “The waters of the Exumas are among the most pristine in the world so we have to strike a very careful balance, taking into account the dire need for economic development, sustainability of the environment and wishes of the community,” said Neutelings. “We will meet with every environmental group and will listen to the community before we put a shovel in the ground.”   And when construction starts, there will be a ban on Styrofoam.  The energy conference under the theme Eyes Wide Shut drew nearly 100 persons with the Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis addressing the luncheon and advising that the new energy regime would allow power generation including solar to tie into the grid as early as the end of January.    Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

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PSG and Juve target Ndombele open to new offers

PSG and Juve target Ndombele open to new offers

first_imgJuventus target Tanguy Ndombele admits he is open to new offers despite confirming that staying back in Olympique Lyonnais was a good decision.Ndombele was linked with Roma over the summer but ended up staying at Lyon.However, his performances for the Ligue 1 side has attracted other top sides like Juve and PSG following his call-up to the France national team.“I could’ve left in the summer, but my club had a firm position: they didn’t want me to leave,” he told Canal Football Club and cited by Football Italia.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“I didn’t feel like leaving either, so I think I made the best decision. Now I’m playing lots of matches and I’ve also been called up to the French team.“PSG are without doubt one of the biggest clubs in France and I was born in a Parisian suburb, but I didn’t dream of playing for them as a child.“Still, I won’t close the door on anyone.”last_img read more

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McManaman Van Dijk Salah injuries could derail Liverpools title hopes

McManaman Van Dijk Salah injuries could derail Liverpools title hopes

first_imgLiverpool legend Steve McManaman believes their Premier League title hopes could be left in jeopardy if Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah got injuredThe Reds now lead by nine points from Tottenham, who lost 3-1 to Wolves, following Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal.Defending champions Manchester City are a further point behind in third, albeit with a game in hand against Southampton later today.Pep Guardiola’s side have endured a difficult month with injuries to some key players along with three defeats in their last four matches.And McManaman fears that Liverpool may find themselves in a similar struggle if they were to lose some of their own key men.“If Liverpool get a bad injury to Van Dijk or to Salah, at the same time, your thoughts start to change,” McManaman told BT Sport, via the Express.“Football is one of those things. When they say you have to take it game-by-game, that’s what you have to do. You have to hope everyone stays fit and the best team will win.“Of course Liverpool are absolutely flying at the moment but I’d still say Manchester City have got that little bit of an edge.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They have got them at home next and they have won the league before.”The ex-Real Madrid midfielder is wary of placing too much expectation on the high-flying Reds.He added: “I don’t want to put too much pressure on Liverpool. Of course I want Liverpool to win the league, it goes without saying.“They are frightening at this moment but every year we pick out teams to win the elague, to not win the league, and you fall flat on your face three months later.“If it’s in April and they’ve got that much point difference, I’m quite happy to shout it from the rooftops but they’ve got a long way to go.”Although second-place Spurs don’t stand a chance due to their lack of squad depth.“No disrespect to Tottenham, I never thought they were in it,” said McManaman.“I always thought that their lack of depth in the squad would count against them.”last_img read more

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Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar Fairgrounds

Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar Fairgrounds

first_img Updated: 10:19 AM , John Soderman , John Soderman, Gunfire at Del Mar??? What is going on @DRFPrivman @DelMarRacing @BH_JBalan pic.twitter.com/pdCRnAQWlN— Gary Palmisano (@garypaljr) September 3, 2018The concert moved forward as planned according to Del Mar Racetrack’s Twitter page. The situation has been contained. The concert is moving forward as planned.— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) September 3, 2018Ice Cube responded to the incident on Twitter Monday morning. Thank you. I feel bad for the people who left the show, but I totally understand. Moral of the story: Come see ya homie Cube…but leave the strap at home. https://t.co/WR9EJN9xvg— Ice Cube (@icecube) September 3, 2018 September 2, 2018center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) — A man wounded in a deputy-involved-shooting at the ticket window of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was publicly identified and remained hospitalized Monday, authorities said.Daniel Elizarraras, 22, of Escondido had stable vital signs at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and was expected to survive, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said.The shooting was just before 6:40 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., San Diego County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Karen Stubkjaer said.Rapper Ice Cube was performing and Elizarraras wanted to buy a ticket to the concert, Stubkjaer said. No more tickets were available.“An argument ensued and nearby deputies responded,” she said. “The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area. Deputies engaged and returned fire.”No deputies or civilians were hurt, authorities said.Video (below) from the scene shows the suspect holding a gun in the air when one deputy deploys a taser and another deputy shoots his firearm at the armed suspect. Posted: September 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThere are not believed to be any other injuries.Twitter use Gary Palmisano shared a video of a race announcer announcing that there was gunfire at the track. Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar Fairgrounds Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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SDSU sets new record for undergraduate applicants

SDSU sets new record for undergraduate applicants

first_imgSDSU sets new record for undergraduate applicants Posted: January 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than 94,000 undergraduate students have applied to San Diego State University for the fall 2019 semester, a new record, the university announced Thursday.A total of 94,142 first-time freshmen and transfer students have applied to the school, breaking the previous record from last year of more than 93,000. The total includes more than 69,000 freshmen and more than 24,500 transfer students, according to SDSU.According to the school, it is the fourth consecutive year undergraduate applications have topped 80,000. The university’s consistent flood of applications earned it the second spot on U.S. News and World Report’s October 2018 list of the 10 U.S. colleges with the most applicants for the fall 2017 semester. Only UCLA had more applicants than SDSU, 102,242.The California State University system extended the application deadline for the fall 2019 semester from the normal Nov. 30, 2018 to Dec. 15, 2018 to accommodate students who may have been affected by California wildfires. The school expects to begin notifying prospective students in March if they’ve been admitted for the upcoming academic year. January 24, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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San Diego State University and the US Coast Guard establish partnership benefiting

San Diego State University and the US Coast Guard establish partnership benefiting

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard establish partnership benefiting students and the military agency Posted: May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard have announced that they established a partnership benefiting both the students and the military agency.On Tuesday, San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard will finalize a partnership geared toward providing students with scholarship and research opportunities and prepare them for the workforce. The initiative also aims to increase the diversity of the agency’s military officers.During the ceremony on campus on Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m., SDSU President Adela de la Torre signed a memorandum of agreement with Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, commander of the Coast Guard’s 11th District. This signing will make SDSU the second school in the state of California to partner with the Coast Guard for the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI).This initiative began in an effort to increase the participation of Historically Black College and Universities in federally sponsored programs and has expanded to all designated Minority Servicing Institutions. Central to this agreement and the CSPI are scholarships and loan forgiveness programs. These will provide selected students with full tuition for up to two academic years, loan forgiveness and Coast Guard active-duty benefits and pay.The full press conference detailing the announcement can be seen above. last_img read more

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ASA Urges Senate Approval of Permanent Trade Relations with China

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) has joined with a group of nearly 100 other agricultural organizations and food companies to urge Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) to act immediately to approve Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status for China. ASA believes it is critically important that the Senate refrain from attaching any amendments to the House-passed PNTR bill.”The House version of PNTR that was approved on May 24, represents a careful compromise that addresses many competing concerns,” said ASA President Tony Anderson. “Any attempts to reconfigure this compromise with amendments could jeopardize ultimate passage of PNTR for China.”China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) is an exceptional opportunity for U.S. food and agriculture producers. With more than 20 percent of the world’s population and a rapidly growing middle class, China is broadly recognized as the most important growth market for U.S. agricultural and food exports.U.S. soybean producers have a great deal to lose and much to gain by continuing to trade with China. Of the $13 billion worth of U.S. exports to China in 1999, nearly $900 million (more than 6 percent) was soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil. According to industry estimates, demand for soybeans in China could double in the next five to ten years.U.S. producers have made substantial investments of soybean checkoff dollars and cost-share funding from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service in development of the China market. If the U.S. Senate fails to approve PNTR for China, the benefits of increased demand for soybeans and soybean meal in China will accrue to U.S. competitors in South America and India.”I’d rather not think about what might happen to the price of U.S. soybeans if the Senate doesn’t approve Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China,” Anderson said. “China is now the largest export buyer of our soybeans. They’re a billion-dollar customer of our soybeans and soy products. A loss of any market that size would dramatically impact the price we get for our soybeans.”To realize the full benefits of China’s commitments, the United States must recognize China as a full WTO member by granting PNTR status. PNTR merely means that the United States will treat China the same as any other WTO member. The United States is giving up nothing, as U.S. tariffs will remain at their current level. What U.S. farmers will gain is access to one of the fastest growing markets in the world for food and agricultural products.”I was very impressed with what I saw during my recent mission to China,” Anderson said. “It takes an incredible amount of effort to produce enough food to feed more than a billion people. The Chinese I spoke with are very anxious to have a steady supply of high-quality U.S. soybeans. They are concerned that if the U.S. doesn’t give China normal trade status U.S. farmers will get hurt and Chinese consumers will have to pay more for food.”There are 1.3 billion people in China that are potential consumers for U.S. agricultural products grown, processed and manufactured in the United States. Without a trade agreement the U.S. would not only deny the Chinese access to U.S. markets, but the U.S. would be denied access to the China market.”Would we rather trade with these folks, or would we rather give our competitors this $1 billion market,” Anderson said. “We urge the Senate to approve the House-passed version of China PNTR legislation without amendments as soon as possible.”last_img read more

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EPA Releases Proposed Rule on Waters of the US

first_imgThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released its much-anticipated proposed rule clarifying the agency’s jurisdiction over waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. The 371-page proposed rule can be read in its entirety here.Although ASA continues to review the language in the proposed rule, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has given her assurances to ASA and to other farm groups on multiple occasions that the majority of farm operations will fall under current agricultural exemptions in the Clean Water Act. Additionally, EPA issued a fact sheet on the agricultural implications of the proposed rule, which can be viewed below. Among other items, that fact sheet outlines what would and would not change for farmers under the proposed rule.ASA will review the proposed rule in its entirety to discern any additional impacts it may have on soybean farmers.[gview file=”https://soygrowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/cwa_ag_exclusions_exemptions.pdf”]last_img read more

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Send ASA Your Family Farm Pics and Be Featured in American Soybean

first_imgDane Horter plays in a soybean fieldPhoto courtesy of John Horter, of South Dakota.It’s planting season and you’re busy in your fields.The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to see your farm family photos. Have a photo of your family helping you plant, prepare equipment or doing other work or having fun on the farm? Send your best shots of life on the farm and you could be featured in the upcoming summer issue of American Soybean magazine.You can upload your photos on the ASA Facebook page, Twitter account or email them to Communications Manager Jordan (Lanham) Bright at jbright@soy.org. Make sure to include your name, city, state and a brief description of the photo.last_img read more

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The World Soy Foundation Shares Smiles for National Smile Week

first_imgDid you know this week is National Smile Week? Have you been celebrating by sharing a smile, or putting a smile on someone’s face? If you need to catch up, don’t worry—you have a few more days to share one (or two)! On average, a child smiles about 400 times per day, according to the Experience Project. The World Soy Foundation (WSF) is proud to be able to add to that number and put smiles on children’s faces! To celebrate this week, we picked out some of our favorite smiling faces that have been the result of a WSF-supported projects.We’ve also shared these photos on our Facebook page. Visit our page and let us know your favorite by “Sharing” a photo!Stay connected: visit us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our website at www.worldsoyfoundation.org.last_img read more

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Illinois Soybean Summit Events Kickoff Tomorrow

first_imgThe ILSoyAdvisor.com Soybean Summits bring valuable management resources to farmers this winter. The first Soybean Summit event begins tomorrow, Feb. 3, in Effingham, Ill. at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. A second Soybean Summit event will be held on Feb. 16, at the Peoria Civic Center, in Peoria, Ill.The agendas for each event are packed with valuable learning and networking opportunities, including a trade show enabling participants to visit and exchange ideas with producers, consultants and other industry leaders. Seating at each location is limited, so register online today at ilsoy.org/summit or call 888-826-4011.last_img read more

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Astronaut glad to be all wet

first_imgIn the photograph, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger looks like a really big hood ornament on a really small car.Or maybe she is riding one of the world’s coolest scooters.Actually, the vehicle is a tiny one-person submarine, with the operator peering out of a dome. And Metcalf-Lindenburger, with her flippered feet linked to the front of the submersible, is helping NASA figure out the best way to work on an asteroid.“We’ve been very busy, space-walking twice a day,” the former Hudson’s Bay High School teacher said during a brief telephone interview Monday morning.Metcalf-Lindenburger is commanding the NEEMO 16 mission designed to simulate working conditions — and living conditions — in an extended space flight.With three other aquanauts and two support personnel, she is spending a couple of weeks in about 60 feet of water, off the coast of Florida. They’re trying out a couple of different approaches to the manual labor required for taking asteroid samples in zero gravity.Before trying the minisubs as work platforms, the team members used backpack propulsion units to move around their mock-up asteroid.The NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) exercises are called analogs — ways to train personnel and test techniques in weightless conditions without launching anybody into space.Metcalf-Lindenburger has already been in space, during Discovery’s two-week shuttle mission in 2010.She still had plenty to learn in preparing for this assignment, she said. She’d already done some scuba diving, but she needed to earn open-water certification for this mission.last_img read more

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