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first_imgMonday 15 November 2010 3:20 am Vodafone ordered to deposit £1.5bn in Indian tax dispute Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and Share India’s top court on Monday directed Vodafone to deposit 25bn rupees (£341.6m) within three weeks in relation to the $2.5bn (£1.55bn) tax dispute, a Vodafone spokesman said.Vodafone has also been directed to make a bank guarantee worth 85bn rupees within eight weeks, the official said.Vodafone, fighting a tax bill in India over its 2007 purchase of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd’s mobile business in the country, had appealed to the Supreme Court challenging a lower court order that Indian tax authorities had jurisdiction over tax bills in cross-border deals.The tax office asked Vodafone to pay 112.18bn rupees within 30 days, but the British firm said it “strongly disagrees” with the calculation. center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So last_img read more

first_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Snai renews and expands Betgenius betting supply deal Genius Sports’ Betgenius has renewed its partnership with Playtech-owned Italian operator Snai, to supply a range of in-play trading and streaming content. Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Genius Sports’ Betgenius has renewed its partnership with Playtech-owned Italian operator Snai, to supply a range of in-play trading and streaming content.The in-play content that Snai will receive has been significantly expanded through the new agreement, with Betgenius to provide odds feeds for hundreds of thousands of sporting fixtures, all underpinned by official data. This includes coverage of the English Premier League and basketball’s EuroLeague.Betgenius will price and settle all markets, while giving Snai the option to customise its trading operation for each fixture and market type, allowing it to differentiate its offering in the market.Snai will also become the latest operator to integrate Betgenius’ new streaming service. Launched in October last year, this features football, basketball and volleyball feeds from events around the world, designed to boost turnover and aid customer engagement.“Quality customer experience is at the heart of our model at Snai,” the operator’s chief executive Fabio Schiavolin said. “We’re committed to offering a product that’s frictionless, unique and engaging around-the-clock, and Betgenius’ live trading and streaming services, backed up by an impressive portfolio of official content, will support us in doing that.”Jack Davison, chief commercial officer of Betgenius parent Genius Sports Group, added that Snai’s renewed investment in the supplier’s solutions was a sign of its commitment to quality and reliability. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 28th January 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgChemco Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chemco Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemco Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemco Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChemco Limited specialises in the formulation, manufacturing, blending and trading of chemicals. The company operates as one of the subsidiaries of Harel Mallac & Co. Ltd. Chemco Limited company engages in the production and sale of agro chemicals, specialty chemicals and consumer goods.  Chemco Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Chemco Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgFriday Apr 6, 2012 Rebels vs Blues Highlights – Super Rugby Round 7 Highlights from the Rebels upset win over former champions the Blues. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img Lead Architects: “COPY” Milton House / Estudio Atemporal Houses Paul Curuchet, Luciana de la Garza, Mario Zetina Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2017 “COPY” Mexico Manufacturers: Cemex, Comex, Helvex, Home Dressing, VALVO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Milton House / Estudio AtemporalSave this projectSaveMilton House / Estudio Atemporal Photographs CopyHouses, Restoration, Renovation•Mexico City, Mexico Area:  2443 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Estudio Atemporal Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share Year:  Photographs:  LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEstudio AtemporalOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationRenovationMexico CityOn InstagramMexicoPublished on May 10, 2019Cite: “Milton House / Estudio Atemporal” [Casa Milton / Estudio Atemporal] 10 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The project consisted on the final phase of the rehabilitation of a mid-century house that had been previously intervened in two initial stages between 2014 and 2016 in which the second and third floors were transformed into a temporary apartment and a terrace respectively.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoEach of the three stages of the project intended to make a reinterpretation of the proportions, atmospheres and motifs of the epoch in which the house was built; combining original elements with the new palette that coexists with the preexistence and generates new experiences within the house. Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoThe third phase concluded the­­­­­­­ process of development; it integrated the house into a whole element by completing the program so that it could respond to the desires and needs of the clients. In order to achieve this goal, public and service spaces located temporarily on the second floor, were relocated to the first floor, leaving upstairs only the private and served spaces of the program.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoFinally, the three levels were articulated by the presence of the stairs, where a central concrete monolith was designed and raised, becoming a sculpture in the heart of the house that gives meaning to its surrounding spaces.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoDesigned for a young couple with a taste for design, art, and decoration, the project parted from various references in which the mood of the space, its sequences and atmospheres were defined. Elements such as frameworks and furniture were reinterpreted in order to achieve coherence with the existing and rehabilitated surroundings.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoA sober yet functional material palette composed by wood from oak and ash trees, steel window frames, raw carpentry furniture, brass detailing, and granite and quartz surfaces, was chosen in order to recreate the desired setting in which textures are enhanced by the natural light that dissolves in the curvature between ceiling and walls.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoProject gallerySee allShow lessPeyote Dubai Restaurant / Sordo Madaleno ArquitectosSelected ProjectsApplications Open for Dubai Design WeekArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: competition £150 for small charities with Small Charities WeekSmall Charities Week has launched its #ILoveSmallCharities Day social media competition for 2019, with competitions running on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to help raise the profile of small charities with cash prizes for the winners. Entrants need to take a photo of themselves holding up a poster that reads: “I love (your charity’s name) because (why you love them)”, and post it to either Twitter, Instagram, the Small Charity Week Facebook page or all three, including the #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag. The winning charity on each channel will win £150.  546 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via £1,000 for local charitiesGloucestershire charities could also win £1,000 by nominating a local business that has helped them in the past year for a Local Business Charity Award. The closing date is 12 July and there are two chances to win £1,000 – through the The Jelf Award, which is open to any local Gloucestershire charity with an annual turnover of more than £200,000, and The Ageas Award – open to any local Gloucestershire charity with an annual turnover of less than £200,000 a year. There are also Local Business Charity Awards in Oxfordshire, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Berkshire with more information on each available on the site. Free video campaign for a charity in Wales with RockadoveTo celebrate going into its 10th year, Rockadove Video Production is giving away a video campaign worth £10,000 to a third sector organisation working in Wales. For the 2019 Third Sector Video Prize, Rockadove is asking charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits in Wales to get in touch about their next big project, an issue they face, or a policy you need to promote. If Rockadove thinks video can help, the organisation could win a complete video campaign. Here are some of the competitions currently open for entries and benefitting charities – either through charities entering themselves, or via nominations. Melanie May | 23 April 2019 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Free charity event from Jupiter HotelsJupiter Hotels is offering a charity event at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel this September. The event will include a two-course meal for up to 150 guests in its Hollingbourne Suite, or the winning charity can go large in its Heart of Kent Suite for £15 per extra guest up to 300 people. All entrants have to do is tell Mercure the name of the chosen charity and registered charity number, the reason why they have chosen to raise money for this charity, and any other details about other charity events they have hosted in the past. Coaching scholarships from Henley & Third Sector magazineHenley has announced its first coaching scholarship competition with media partner Third Sector Magazine for a full scholarship for the Professional Certificate in Coaching (PCiC) programme at Henley worth £5,450. The scholarship is funded by the Marshall Goldsmith Bursary run by Henley, which is specifically for those working in the not for profit or charity sectors. The closing date has been extended to Friday 26 April 2019. Charity competitions round up £2,000 for Gloucestershire-based charitiesThe Local Answer is running a number of competitions to celebrate its 10th anniversary year, giving Gloucestershire-based charities and not-for-profit organisations the chance to win £2,000 each time. Nominees just need to send in the charity’s name and registered charity number if applicable to TLA Charity at The Local Answer, with the first closing date 31 May.  545 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

first_imgNew York CityAll across the globe, the greedy hands of U.S. imperialism are outstretched, exploiting the resources of nations (mostly in the global South), via unjustified “wars on terror” or using countless U.S. military bases in countries outside of the United States.The U.S. has over 800 military bases in over 70 countries around the world, including in Kuwait, south Korea, Aruba, Kenya, Qatar, the Philippines and Colombia, just to name a few of them, with 113 bases in Japan alone, according to military scholar David Vine, in a 2016 report. (’s likely the U.S. has more military structures overseas than any other nation or empire that has ever existed in human history, according to Vine’s report. That is simply appalling, considering that the U.S. will only have existed for 241 years this coming July 4.These bases are for invading countries and exploiting land and labor. U.S military personnel stationed outside of the U.S., often on a completely different continent, have created and will continue to create resentment against imperialism. This resentment has turned deadly and has cost thousands of lives since the start of the new millennium alone.The key reason that Osama bin Laden, the late leader of al-Qaida (who himself was killed by U.S. Navy Seals invading Afghanistan), wrote two fatwas, one in 1996 and one in 1998, that called on Muslims worldwide to kill U.S. Americans, is directly because of the presence of U.S military bases in Saudi Arabia. Thus, U.S. military occupation can be blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001, destruction of the World Trade Center buildings and the loss of nearly 3,000 lives in the first place.In the aftermath of 9/11, the late President Saddam Hussein’s Iraq issued a statement charging that “the American cowboys are reaping the fruit of their crimes against humanity.” (, Sept. 12, 2001) Hussein himself, as well as all Iraq, would be victims of the imperialist U.S. war machine within 19 months of the 9/11 attacks. President George W. Bush accused Iraq of possessing “weapons of mass destruction” and then proceeded to invade Iraq under the false premise of looking for weapons that weren’t even there.The U.S. military invading Iraq may as well have been looking for the tooth fairy. Oh wait … They were looking for something that actually was there: oil.Clarifying imperialismJust to be clear, the U.S. is not the only imperialist nation and not the only nation that exploits the resources of other countries. Also, having military bases on foreign land is not the only way for a nation to engage in imperialistic practices.Private banks and corporations can establish themselves in foreign lands in an attempt to control a piece of those economic markets, establish monopolies in the colonized lands through the concentration of capital and production, and place themselves in a position to export profits from the stolen land.Britain, France, Germany and Japan’s ruling classes also exploit labor and extract resources from other countries, accumulating profits from the commodities produced and sold. Britain’s rulers still have their greedy hands on the north of Ireland, the Bahamas and Bermuda, just to name a few places. Japan, which occupied all of Korea and a huge portion of eastern China until World War II, still exploits through its industry and banks. Germany has military personnel and military apparatuses in African nations such as Tanzania and Cameroon, and dominates the economies of much of Eastern Europe. U.S. imperialism is not alone in stealing land or dominating economies to accumulate profit.To expand the capital that these imperialist ruling classes already have — which they have in the first place due to the workers inside their nations working their asses off to make them filthy rich — the governments of the imperialist countries and/or private companies take the following steps: they colonize land that doesn’t belong to them to exploit low-wage labor; they gain access to new, foreign economic markets; they influence if not outright control the foreign governments; they influence the religious preferences of the Indigenous people; and with blatant racism they impose the belief that the colonizing peoples are superior to the ones they are colonizing.Not surprisingly, the previously mentioned imperialist nations support each other in exploiting their victims. An example: When 9/11 happened, the governments of Germany, France, Britain and Japan all supported the U.S “war on terror” and invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Though France and Germany refused to join the 2003 U.S.-British invasion of Iraq, they later aided Iraq’s occupation.France continues to exploit African nations while the U.S. and Great Britain compete for their own share of the spoils. All of these imperialist ruling classes turn their back on the workers, who toil for shit wages under dangerous, even fatal conditions. Imperialism is deadly; it is greedy and cruel by design; it is something that a socialist revolution will have to eradicate from the face of the Earth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgMercedes Lopez Acea, Cuba’s new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and Raúl Castro.Havana — More than 70 allies of Cuba living in the U.S. celebrated International Workers’ Day in Havana on May 1. These activists participated in the 13th International May Day Brigade and spent two weeks in Cuba, learning about the 1959 revolution and engaging with its legacy. More than 300 people from 31 nations traveled to Cuba to join the brigade.Cuba’s famous May Day celebration began at 7:30 a.m. on May 1 with the major address by General Secretary Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento of the Workers’ Central Union of Cuba. He spoke about the ongoing revolutionary engagement of workers and their unions throughout Cuba, the need to preserve collective bargaining power domestically and internationally, and the ongoing demands to end the U.S. blockade and to return the territory in Guantánamo illegally occupied by the U.S. military.Following these remarks, Cubans began their march through Revolution Square. Nearly a million Cuban workers, soldiers, farmers, retirees and students took their places as early as 4 a.m. to be able to walk shoulder-to-shoulder through their nation’s capital city. All public institutions and industry were closed for the holiday, allowing for the high attendance at the event. Privately owned businesses remained open at the discretion of individual owners.Marchers held a banner spanning the width of the crowd reading “80 Años de Principios, Unidad e Historia,” which translates to “80 Years of Principles, Unity and History.” This slogan alludes to the revolutionary past of Cuba and calls for a continuation of the revolutionary process into coming decades.The air was filled with the live music of a large band that performed on the southern side of the square. They played songs, well-known by Cubans, celebrating the revolution and urging its continuation.Brigade members stood and danced at the foot of Cuban hero José Martí’s memorial on the northern side of the plaza as the march went by. Special guests joined them, including medical students from ELAM, the Latin American School of Medicine, who hailed from such nations as Palestine and South Africa.Nearby, the Cuban 5 — Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González and René González — celebrated with their families. The Cuban 5 were political prisoners in the U.S. who were returned to their home in December 2014 as part of a prisoner exchange.Not far from them, Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba’s newly elected president, and Raúl Castro, former president and hero of the revolution, waved and sang throughout the morning. Raúl wore military fatigues and at one point stepped away from the march, only to return a few minutes later wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat to block the heat and sun.Workers and students carried banners identifying their workplaces and schools. Many were elaborately painted and stretched 20 feet or more. Others carried large Cuban flags and pictures of Fidel Castro or Che Guevara. Some marchers waved rainbow Pride flags.Brigade members greeted marchers with banners of their own, expressing solidarity with Cubans as they struggled against U.S. imperialism and articulated unity between the workers and their international unions and the workers and their unions in Cuba. The U.S. delegation had painted a banner stating, “U.S.A. People Say Cuba Si, Bloqueo No! No U.S. Blockade of Cuba! U.S. Out of Guantánamo!” They attached it to a wooden barrier so it was visible to marchers as they passed.The AFL-CIO of California also displayed a banner, which read, “Solidaridad Entre Los Trabajadores! Cuba Y California, Saludos de los Trabajadores del AFL-CIO en California!” which in English reads “Solidarity Among Workers! Cuba and California, Greetings from the AFL-CIO Workers in California!” In 2016, the California AFL-CIO passed a resolution to actively show solidarity with Cuba and its workers. As an extension of that, elected representatives from the California AFL-CIO participated in 2017 and 2018 international brigades.The march lasted more than two hours and never dipped in enthusiasm. At the end, workers, soldiers, farmers, students and retirees held dozens of Cuban flags, faced the José Martí memorial and special guests Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl Castro and the international brigade, and sang The Internationale. Those facing the marchers waved their own national flags and sang in unison in their own languages.This year’s International May Day brigade was the second since the beginning of direct commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba. It also had record high participation from people in the U.S. If the flights remain, it’s expected that U.S. participation will continue to increase. However, given recent warmongering from the U.S. president, this scenario is in jeopardy. This was widely cited by many from the U.S. as motivation to travel to Cuba and participate in the brigade for International Workers’ DayAfter witnessing the resilient, revolutionary spirit of the Cuban people, and knowing the crushing grip U.S. imperialism has on the island, many U.S. participants committed to work to end the blockade and expel the U.S. military from Guantánamo upon returning home.To reserve your place for next year’s brigade, write to [email protected]e thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Question Candidates on America’s Energy Future The nation is now in an election-cycle that will determine national, state and local offices. And it’s an excellent opportunity to determine where candidates for these seats stand on the energy issues that impact our economy, our security and our environment.25x’25 invites all renewable energy advocates to join the Alliance’s nearly 1,000 endorsing partners in vetting all candidates for public office on their positions on renewable energy policy, as well as make them familiar with the 25x’25 Vision.America’s working lands can provide 25 percent of our energy from renewable resources like wind, solar, and biofuels by the year 2025, all while continuing to produce safe, affordable and abundant food, feed and fiber. This is a viable and economically feasible goal that has gained Congressional support by being adopted as part of the 2007 Energy Act signed into law by former President Bush.Even during this time of fiscal restraint, political support of investments in programs, funding mechanisms or tax policies that accelerate the growth of the renewable energy that sector can create jobs and boost the economy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and enhance our national security, and improve our environment.The 25x’25 Alliance wants to encourage all to engage candidates at every level as they campaign within each state, county or municipality, asking them specific, direct questions about their support for the development of renewable forms of energy. In the process, advocates can ensure that renewable energy production is at the forefront of every candidate’s platform and that they understand their constituents are passionate about their ability to contribute to a 25x’25 vision.And why shouldn’t they? The evidence of contributions renewable energy make to our economy and quality of life is well documented. Information available to voters who approach candidates is readily available. That includes the report, 25% Renewable Energy for the United States by 2025: An Analysis on Jobs Created By Meeting This Goal, which shows that achieving the 25x’25 goal has the potential to spark $646 billion in additional economic activity, the creation of more than 4.7 million jobs, and up to $37 billion in additional revenues for agriculture and forestry.Also available is a handy reference guide, Renewable Energy Growing by Leaps and Bounds – Snapshots of Renewable Energy Development, that highlights the surging growth experienced in the since 2000.There is an assortment of measurements that underscore the success of the renewable energy sector, including the fact that the share of U.S. energy consumption that comes from renewables, which was 9.3 percent in 2011, has grown by 30 percent in just four years. Advanced biofuels are on the verge of commercial realization, built on the success of ethanol, which makes up some 10 percent of the nation’s fuel supply, and the biodiesel industry, which far exceeded federal Renewable Fuels Standard requirements by producing more than 1.1 billion gallons. U.S. wind power installed capacity as reached nearly 50 gigawatts, U.S. installed biopower capacity exceeds 13,000 megawatts, and solar PV capacity in the United States is nearly 4,000 MW, all representing exponential increases over the past five years.It is important to know where candidates stand on the issue of renewable energy. By asking them questions that require thoughtful and complete answers, 25x’25 partners and their renewable energy allies can help support and expand the energy solutions that can be delivered from our nation’s farms, ranches and forests. The 25x’25 Alliance invites you share your experience in candidate-engagement. E-mail us at [email protected]× the 25x’25 Blog SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 22, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Energy Question Candidates on America’s Energy Future Facebook Twitter Previous articleGood Indiana Planting Progress and Tomatoes are Next in the SouthNext articleGary Wilhelmi Weekly Column Andy Eubanklast_img read more

first_img Previous articleTrump Nominates Brashears for Top Food-Safety Post at USDANext articleFarm Loan Rates Edging Higher Gary Truitt Proof God Really Loves Us By Gary Truitt – May 7, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE May is National Beef Month; and, in my opinion, beef is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Just take a well-cut and trimmed steak, cook to perfection, and you will see what I mean.  Now my vegan friends, well actually I don’t have any vegan friends, but if I did, they would say I am not eating sustainably and am negatively impacting the world’s environment. Those in the anti-animal agriculture crowd have lots of statistics they trot out to show how environmentally bad livestock agriculture is.  They paint an idyllic picture of how our world and diets would be better off without meat.Thank goodness for a new research report that that shows this is simply not the case and proves that eating meat is environmentally responsible and sustainable. USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Virginia Tech just published a study in the Proceedings of National Academies of Sciences confirming that a food production system of both meat and plants is a healthy and sustainable food system. Vegans and vegetarians like to make a lot of noise about how much greenhouse gas animals produce. The new study does confirm that, if we were to do away with livestock, we’d reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. by 2.6 percent, and 0.36 percent globally. But the study points out that such a move would have some very undesirable consequences, stating, “We’d also upset our balanced food ecosystem and lack essential dietary nutrients to feed all Americans.”One fact often overlooked by non-meat eaters is that animals play an important role in taking inedible food and, ultimately, making it nutritious. Specifically, cattle act as upcyclers — meaning they eat grasses and plant matter and upgrade them into nutritional, high-quality protein. In fact, they produce 19 percent more edible protein than they consume.Land use is another argument often used by the green leafy crowd, yet the study points out livestock production makes productive use of land that would not otherwise be useful. It states, “More than 85 percent of the land where we graze cattle is not suitable for growing crops because it is too rocky, steep and/or arid to support cultivated agriculture.”Another unintended consequence of eliminating animal agriculture is that organic food production would decline. This is because the major fertilizer source for organic producers is livestock manure.  Thus, a system of plant and animal food production is codependent and sustainable.Dr. Sara Place, senior director, sustainable beef production research at NCBA, advocates that a balanced and varied food production system is desirable and sustainable, “Rather than continuing to debate what needs to come off our dinner plate all together, let’s start focusing our attention on making the whole plate better. The social battle underway about what type of agriculture is best (local vs. non-local, vegan vs. omnivore, organic vs. conventional, grass-fed vs. grain-fed) is getting us nowhere. We need it all for a resilient food system that provides choice and affordable, nutritional options.”So, during National Beef Month, enjoy the well-marbled product of this sustainable and eco-friendly system. Remember, God loves you and wants you to be happy, that is why He created steak and fire to cook it.By Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Commentary Proof God Really Loves Uslast_img read more

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