NEW YORK — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Renault are in talks about a possible alliance, as both companies seek to address technological and regulatory challenges in the industry.A person with knowledge of the matter confirmed the advanced discussions, first reported by the Financial Times. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations have not been made public.Fiat Chrysler has for months been the subject of merger speculation, with PSA Peugeot also reportedly interested in an alliance.Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley told analysts earlier this month that he expects further consolidation in the industry in the near-term.The talks come as Renault seeks a way forward in its partnership with Nissan and Mitsubishi, frayed since the arrest of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Japan.Alexandra Olson, The Associated Press
In December 2016, MCC selected Sri Lanka as eligible for an MCC compact – a five-year development grant linked to sustained reforms that can spur growth and alleviate poverty. “Sri Lanka’s selection for an MCC compact is a testament to the progress the country has made in strengthening democratic governance and economic freedom,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap.MCC projects rely on locally-driven solutions to help increase prosperity. Countries are selected based upon rigorous standards for good governance, anti-corruption and anti-trafficking efforts, and respect for human rights. The United States has noted the progress in strengthening democratic governance and economic freedom in Sri Lanka.Senior officials from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) visited Sri Lanka from January 23-26 to discuss joint efforts to fight poverty and promote economic opportunity for all Sri Lankans. MCC officials discussed Sri Lanka’s economic priorities with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other high-level government officials.The delegation also toured Cargills and MAS Holdings factories in Kilinochchi to learn how investments there have created jobs and educational opportunities in some of Sri Lanka’s most economically-challenged areas.“This is an important moment for Sri Lanka and the MCC. We look forward to working together to unlock future growth and improve the lives of Sri Lankans,” said Fatema Sumar, MCC’s Regional Deputy Vice President for Compact Operations. (Colombo Gazette) During this visit, MCC representatives met with Sri Lankan Government officials as well as representatives of industry and civil society to hear their views and explain the MCC process in detail.
Police are searching for a federal offender who is known to frequent the Hamilton and surrounding area.Rudolph Jekinsjan is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breach of parole.The 49-year-old is serving a 17-year sentence for offences including robbery, break and enter, theft and assault.Police say he’s known to frequent the Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls areas.He’s 5’6″ and 180 pounds with numerous tattoos.Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Video of the Council meeting [50mins] “Just ask us,” Foreign Minister Solomon Passy of Bulgaria, Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said in a first time briefing of the Council.The OSCE had considerable expertise and experience in organizing elections and training police, he said, and a future resolution on Iraq should include a role for the body as well as invite the participation of other regional organizations such as the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Arab League or the Gulf States.”These are areas in which Iraq and Afghanistan urgently need support. If the Security Council asks the OSCE and other regional organizations for assistance, I am confident that it will be possible to find consensus within the OSCE on this,” Mr. Passy said.The OSCE, which covers a territory stretching from Vancouver to Vladivostok, has not operated “out-of-area” until now and neither Iraq nor Afghanistan are members. However, Afghanistan became an OSCE Partner for Cooperation last year.In his address, Mr. Passy stressed the OSCE’s “soft security” approach, lending a hand in diverse situations, including helping to end civil war in Tajikistan; constraining conflict in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia; work in fighting terrorism and crime and improving border security, areas in which it works closely with the UN.”With its unique comprehensive approach to security – stressing human rights and economic development as well as political-military issues – the OSCE today remains the primary instrument for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation in its region,” he said. Its 18 field missions represented an invaluable on-the-ground presence, which could help the international community deal more effectively with new threats to security.With the United Nations, the OSCE continued to play a major role as a “special partner” in building civil society in post-conflict Bosnia and Kosovo, where the recent violence has once again shown “that the international community must act in concert for the progress there to be maintained and become truly sustainable,” he said.He had visited the province’s capital, Pristina, and made it clear to the parties that the implementation of the UN-backed “Standards before Status” policy in regard to Kosovo should be strictly followed, Mr. Passy added.”OSCE institutions and commitments may be inspirational to others who, like us, are searching for ways to prevent conflict, improve bilateral and regional relations, and live in secure, pluralistic and lawful societies,” Mr. Passy said. “This has been the OSCE’s aim for the past 30 years.”
by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2015 3:03 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,710.31, up 87.30 points):Rubicon Minerals Corp. (TSX:RMX). Miner. Down 32 cents, or 55.17 per cent, to 26 cents on 20.9 million shares.Telesta Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:TST). Health-care. Up four cents, or 5.88 per cent, to 72 cents on 7.3 million shares.OceanaGold Corp. (OGC). Miner. Unchanged at $2.56 on 7.2 million shares.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 11.80 per cent, to $1.99 on 6.1 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 13 cents, or 4.48 per cent, to $2.77 on 5.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 55 cents, or 9.50 per cent, to $6.34 on 5.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 0.50 per cent, to $44.44 on 1.1 million shares. The company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline denies the 2016 U.S. presidential election was a factor when it asked for the review of the project to be suspended. TransCanada CEO Russ Girling says the company has tried to stay out of politics throughout the more than seven years that the project has been winding its way through the regulatory process.WestJet (TSX:WJA). Airline. Down 56 cents, or 2.31 per cent, to $23.73 on 887,533 shares. Despite posting record profits, WestJet Airlines says it is eliminating free checked bags on all economy fare flights to Europe and sun destinations starting early in the new year. The Calgary-based airline announced Tuesday that a $25 baggage fee will apply to new economy bookings for flights as of Jan. 6. Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Briefing the Council just days after its members returned from the South American country, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, said that “as you heard repeatedly during the visit, the Council’s steadfast and unified support has been critical to these achievements, and the Colombian people and institutions are deeply grateful to the Security Council.” A historic 2016 peace deal between the Colombian Government and Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) guerrillas brought the western hemisphere’s longest-running conflict to an end. Yet Mr. Ruiz Massieu pointed out that that as the Council had been able to observe on the ground, assessment of the peace process was “mixed”. While efforts by the Government to advance the reintegration of former FARC-EP members had begun showing concrete results, security in conflict affected areas remains of grave concern. He said that security remains extremely worrying in Colombia’s former conflict zones. Three weeks ago, four FARC-EP veterans were killed, bringing to 127 the number of FARC-EP members killed since the peace deal was signed. The UN was also concerned about the situation of social leaders and human rights defenders, he said, adding: “The plight of hundreds of brave leaders under threat around the country is unacceptable.” UN Photo/Juan Manuel Barrero BuePictured at second from left is Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velásquez, Permanent Representative of Peru, and President of the Security Council for the month of July, during the Council’s visit to Colombia. At second from right is Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, PerFurther, proper attention must also be paid to the approximately 8,000 former combatants living outside the Territorial Areas, including in new settlements and urban areas. “All actors involved in supporting the reintegration process must recognize this changing landscape and adapt strategies accordingly with a view to provide these former combatants with reintegration options and with security guarantees, Mr. Ruiz Massieu stressed. Even against this backdrop, he underscored the majority of former FARC-EP members, as well as party leaders, remain firmly committed to the peace process. “This commitment is reflected in their participation in the Congress, in their preparations for future elections and in their efforts to reintegrate into civilian life and build a better future for their families and communities,” he said. Citing an example of what has been accomplished through the perseverance of former combatants, he said that just last week, products of FARC-led cooperatives were on display at Colombia’s largest agricultural fair in Bogata, including coffee, beef products, and handicrafts. Mr. Ruiz Massieu told the Council that no effort should be spared to ensure that the local elections in October are as peaceful as the presidential and legislative elections of last year. The polls, he added, are another important step in the political reintegration of the FARC. Concluding his briefing, he said the Peace Agreement has saved thousands of lives, but also created opportunities for victims and their families to seek redress and justice, and economic development for vast Extents of Colombia that have been ravaged by the war for decades. Continued support for a unified Security Council would be crucial to ensuring a sustainable peace for Colombia, he said. Please find Security Council Press Statement on Colombia here.
Former OSU redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson (6) carries the ball after a reception during the first half of the spring game. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisOhio State wide receiver Torrance Gibson’s future in Columbus was uncertain following his semester-long suspension before the team began its 2016 season in September. On Tuesday, Gibson expressed his desire to play elsewhere, at least for the near future.Gibson signed a letter of intent with junior-college program Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. A press release sent from a team’s spokesman said Gibson will enroll in the spring.Although Gibson’s signing does show his interest in playing for the Bulldogs, the letter of intent is not binding, meaning he can continue to search for other options, like from other Division I schools. Gibson is eligible to play in 2017 for MGCCC, but would have to sit out a full season if he were to transfer to another Division I school.Gibson, a native of Plantation, Florida, attended American Heritage School and was a member of the 2015 recruiting class. He came out of high school as a four-star dual-threat quarterback and rated the No. 6 athlete in the class by 247Sports.Gibson redshirted his first year at OSU while undergoing a change from quarterback to wide receiver. Gibson shined in the 2016 spring game, scoring twice. OSU coach Urban Meyer said that the wide receiver was “in the mix” for playing time this year before his suspension.“We are looking forward to having Torrance join our football program,” MGCCC coach Chad Huff said in a press release. “We are confident in his abilities on the field and his character off the field, and we expect him to contribute to our team and the Gulf Coast community.Gibson is expected to play quarterback at MGCCC. He made the switch to receiver with OSU after an already deep group at signal caller forced him to make a change.Editor’s Note 12/13: Gibson’s high school has been corrected to American Heritage School. The Lantern originally published that Gibson attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
When we talk of unmanned vehicles working in hostile zones around the world, it’s usually in reference to aerial drones that can monitor and even attack a target. But in Israel, they are using a land-based alternative in the form of the Guardian UGV autonomous off-road vehicle.Since 2008 the Israeli Ministry of Defense has been operating up to 10 of these autonomous units to patrol its borders. They look like armor plated jeeps, but are packed with tech allowing them to function independent of an operator.Typically a Guardian UGV, which looks to be based on the design of the Guardian MK 1, will be programmed to follow a set route continuously monitoring the surrounding area as it goes. If it spots something out of the ordinary it phones home and awaits further instructions. Alternatively, two guys with laptops can dial in and control the UGV directly. One has control of the vehicle movement while the other can position cameras and monitor an area using the built-in radar system.The UGV is manufactured by G-NIUS, which states it can be fitted with a “modular selection of payloads.” It doesn’t specifically state weaponry, but you only have to look at some of the company’s Avantguard autonomous vehicles to know they are probably an option. Typically it will be kitted out with several cameras, a radar system, and lasers for accurate positioning. G-NIUS also offers systems to help keep the UGV hidden and protected as it moves around, for example, electronic countermeasures and hostile fire indicator components.In terms of safety, the UGV is going to save lives in a hostile area. There are no soldiers on board, and it’s nimble and fast enough to leave an area quickly if attacked. If it gets blown up by an IED, then that’s an expensive repair for the MoD, but at least no lives were lost or soldiers badly injured. And if it’s under the control of a an operator remotely, it should also be possible to call in an aerial drone to attack a target tagged by the UGV, removing the need for any human presence whatsoever.If you want to see what the future of warfare is going to be like, this is a glimpse. Autonomous machines patrolling over land and in the air, capable of taking out a target with the press of a button.
Here’s a few interesting facts about Killzone: Shadow Fall to kick off this article: The finished game including individual assets for all the levels comes in at 290GB of data. The final version of the game being burned on to PS4 Blu-ray discs is 39.7GB. And the most surprising fact of all is that Killzone 3 on the PS3 is actually larger, with 41.5GB of disc space required.The main reason for this massive amount of data is textures. The PS4 is a much more powerful machine than the PS3, and can therefore handle a much higher resolution of textures and needs more of them due to the size and openness of the levels. So why does Killzone 3 need more storage space?Guerrilla Games has explained that storage space wasn’t really an issue for Killzone 3 because they had a 50GB Blu-ray to play with. It’s not that the textures and other assets were massive, it’s the fact that they were small enough to be included on the disc multiple times for each level in order to speed up loading and streaming when playing the game. The same was true of any video footage. Doing the same thing for Killzone: Shadow Fall ended up producing a 290GB disc image, which was clearly unacceptable.The final 39.7GB image has been produced after Guerrilla spent a lot of time optimizing the game. Not by cutting down on file sizes and notching down the quality, but simply by being clever with texture reuse and the layout of the data on the disc. The end result is a next-gen game that easily fits on a Blu-ray. It also supports Sony’s PlayGo system, which allows you to start playing a PS4 game before it finishes downloading. For Shadow Fall, only 7.5GB of the game is required before play can begin.Now for another fact to finish that is sure to be well met by gamers: Shadow Fall has no logos or splash screens when the game starts, and no loading screens beyond a 30 seconds period when play begins. That’s impressive, and I for one hope it becomes a common theme for next-gen games.
The Hellenic Women’s Cultural Association and the Hellenic Women’s Federation of Victoria will be hosting an event to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day.The Hellenic Women’s Cultural Association will be hosting a talk, wine and meal at Hilton on the Park Melbourne, 192 Wellington Street, Melbourne, this Sunday starting at 11.30 am to 3.00 pm. Speaking on the day will be psychologist and lecturer Eleni Kalambouka. The day will be dedicated to Melina Mercouri, who throughout her illustrious acting career, involved herself in politics and was an activist against Greek Junta. Tickets are $60.00 per person.Similarly, the Hellenic Women’s Federation of Victoria’s event will focus on the inspiration and strength of Melina Mercouri. Neos Kosmos journalist Claire Gazis, will be speaking at the event. The event will take place on 10 March at Preston City Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
A 64-year-old man who left his home at 4 a.m. Monday has been located in Seattle, Vancouver police announced in a press release. Robert Grainger is “somewhat disoriented but safe,” according to the release. His family will connect with him shortly. Grainger has been hospitalized and is being evaluated. He apparently left his pants and other clothing on a hook and left wearing only a dark T-shirt and his white boxer undershorts at about 4 a.m. He may be suffering from an as-yet-unidentified medical problem, or possibly the effects of recent shoulder surgery.Grainger’s home is in the 16600 block of Southeast 34th Way in Fisher’s Landing.The Vancouver Police Department thanked the public and volunteers for helping in the search for Grainger.
Previously, the four groups were managed individually by group publishers, or “community heads” as they were called internally. Also as part of the reorganization, SourceMedia appointed a pair of editorial directors to manage the edit operations of the two new groups, reporting to Morris and Elken. The company also decentralized its marketing operation. As a result, the executive vice president of marketing and strategic planning role was eliminated, with Manoni absorbing the strategic planning responsibilities. Two marketing directors will report to Morris and Elken. Four junior-level positions were eliminated from central service and operations.“We’ve restructured the organization in a modest way that reflects the vision for the business moving forward,” Manoni, who replaced Jim Malkin as CEO earlier this year, tells FOLIO:. “That vision is built around the expansion of new lines of business.”Manoni says the company is launching a training education business for which it has hired a team of three, with expectations to expand that team in the coming weeks depending on performance. He also says the company in July will reinstate 50 percent of salary reductions that were instituted last year. “The good news for SourceMedia is that we’re seeing stability in revenue across the portfolio and growth in some sectors for the first time in more than two years. We’re beginning to change the culture of our organization and become more innovative as we unlock investment for the development of the company, says Manoni. “When I look at SourceMedia today, and I think about the direction I want to take with the business, the game changer for us will be introducing new competencies and new information services.” As part of what CEO Doug Manoni calls a “modest” reorganization, SourceMedia has consolidated its publishing operation from four units to two. One unit will consist of banking and capital markets while the second will be made up of the professional services and technology groups. Leading the banking and capital markets unit is newly-appointed executive vice president and managing director Karl Elken, former senior vice president of sales at The Taunton Press. Elken will oversee SourceMedia’s commercial banking, payments, mortgage and capital markets portfolios, including American Banker, The Bond Buyer, National Mortgage News and Investment Dealers’ Digest. Elken also will serve as a member of SourceMedia’s executive committee.Bruce Morris, who rejoined SourceMedia last August as executive vice president and managing director (Morris previously served as president of the company’s banking and corporate groups), will oversee the company’s professional services and technology groups.
“This isn’t abstract for us—we have had members of our family affected,” says Taliaferro. “These people aren’t just our readers, they are our neighbors and friends.”He also notes that because the team considers itself the national magazine of Texas, in addition to Harvey being a national emergency, they felt it was imperative to help raise money for relief efforts. Thus, they looked to their main product, which is their magazine subscription, as the place to get started.In addition to helping raise money for relief efforts through subscription proceeds, the Texas Monthly team has been actively reporting on Harvey and how it’s affecting Texans.“We have the whole team deployed. We sent reporters to the coast, to Beaumont, to shelters in Dallas and Austin,” he says. “They’ve been on boats and in jacked up trucks. We have reporters and editors in Houston filing stories while trying to keep their homes dry.”Taliaferro says the team is committed to telling people’s stories, going across the state at “a moment when the world needs to see and understand the scale of the devastation.”“It’s also perhaps worth noting that what has been the most read work has been our guide to helping people,” he adds. “It’s been one of the most read stories we’ve ever done.”The Texas Monthly team plans to donate money to organizations working in Texas that will have the greatest impact. Taliaferro says that the decision on where to donate the money will also arise after they calculate how much money they’ve raised.“We are in discussions with several groups right now working in Houston and around the gulf coast region,” says Taliaferro. “Our priority is that the dollars go to real people to help with real problems, and there will almost surely be issues that pop up where dollars are urgently needed. We are watching that closely and hope to have a decision made once we have a firmer idea of how much money we are talking about.”As a result of Harvey’s massive impact, the Texas Monthly team has decided to forgo its ideas for its former October issue, which goes to press next week. They plan to focus the issue primarily on Harvey and its effects.In addition, Texas Monthly is going to match up to $20,000 in donations, and the proceeds will go to @FeedingTexas.— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) August 31, 2017 In the face of the catastrophic devastation that faces Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey, Texas Monthly announced last night that it plans to donate 100 percent of its new subscription proceeds (for the 24-hour period following the announcement) to relief efforts, closing at midnight Thursday night.But now, after raising $7,500 (about 370 subscriptions), Taliaferro, editor-in-chief, tells Folio: they’re opening the time window for another week, and matching up to $20,000 in donations.The monthly magazine, headquartered in downtown Austin, initially made the announcement on its website and social media accounts.Taliaferro, who began his role late last year, says that the Texas Monthly team wanted to do something beyond covering the storm and its effects, so they made the decision to donate subscription proceeds to relief efforts.
Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska map by Michael Krauss. (courtesy of the Alaska Native Language Center)In a historic settlement, the state has agreed to provide increased language assistance for voters who speak Yup’ik and Gwich’in.Download AudioThe federal lawsuit was filed in 2013 by two Alaska Native voters and several tribal governments. The plaintiffs claimed the state doesn’t do enough to serve voters who speak Alaska Native languages.Natalie Landreth with the Native American Rights Fund is an attorney for the plaintiffs.“The choices that were made in the settlement open the door for Alaska Native access to the polls in a way that we have not seen before.”Landreth says the centerpiece of the settlement is translating the state’s official election pamphlet into Gwich’in and up to six different dialects of Yup’ik. The pamphlet contains pre-election information on how to vote, biographical information on candidates and ballot measures.The state agrees to provide outreach workers with standardized training and translations, which Landreth calls significant. The settlement also creates more partnerships with tribal governments, establishes Gwich’in and Yup’ik dialect glossaries of election terms and calls for a full-time state elections employee in charge of language assistance activities.Originally called Toyukak v. Treadwell, the case had been in negotiations for about nine months. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott inherited the case.“I am pleased to put the issues that were the basis of complaint behind us (and reach) an agreement going forward that I think strengthens Alaska’s election procedures and processes.”Mallott says it will be difficult to implement, but is confident incoming Division of Elections Director Josephine Bahnke (bank-ee) can handle it. In July, Mallott requested former director Gail Fenumiai to resign. He says that decision was not a reflection on her past work.“But the obligations on the Division and its director going forward to implement the settlement are going to be hugely significant and it was on that basis that we felt new leadership would be required.”Bahnke, the outgoing city manager of Nome, is scheduled to begin in October.The settlement between the state and the plaintiffs was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The state is expecting a final judgement on it in the next few weeks.
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, said on Sunday it plans to join the class-action lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG over the German automaker’s emissions scandal.”Norges Bank Investment Management intends to join a legal action against Volkswagen arising out of that the company provided incorrect emissions data,” Marthe Skaar, the fund’s spokeswoman, said in a statement emailed to Reuters.”We have been advised by our lawyers that the company’s conduct gives rise to legal claims under German law. As an investor, it is our responsibility to safeguard the fund’s holding in Volkswagen,” Skaar added.The legal action would take place in Germany, a separate fund spokesman told Reuters, declining to give details as to when it would happen.The Financial Times on Sunday first reported the sovereign fund’s plan to sue Volkswagen.The $850 billion oil fund is expected in the coming weeks to join the class-action lawsuits filed against Volkswagen in German courts in the coming weeks, the newspaper said.Volkswagen, which admitted last year that it had used sophisticated secret software in its cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests, was unavailable for comment outside regular business hours.Norway’s wealth fund said last year that Volkswagen’s actions had contributed to a loss of 4.9 billion crowns in the fund’s second quarter.The car maker reached a nearly $10 billion deal with the U.S. government last month to buy back or fix about a half million of its diesel cars and set up environmental and consumer compensation funds.Norway’s wealth fund also recently turned up the heat on U.S. oil companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron to do more to report on the risks of climate change.The fund, itself built from Norway’s oil and gas wealth, had also made similar demands of oil firms worldwide.
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The Niños del Sol School in Playas del Coco, a beach town in the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, has been chosen as a finalist in the Grades of Green Spring 2018 Water Challenge.The program is a global competition in which 136 student leaders at 40 schools from across the world design new ways to lead water conservation and water quality efforts in 33 cities and eight countries, Grades of Green told The Tico Times in an email.The kids at Niños del Sol designed an innovative student-built graywater filtration system that seeks to clean water that drains from sinks, fountains and other sources. The system allows the water to be used safely in the school garden, thereby reducing the school’s water footprint.In addition, kids at the alternative school are educating their community about the everyday actions that residents can carry out to save water, from taking shorter showers to eating less meat.For more information, visit the school website or the Niños del Sol project page at Grades of Green. The children from the Niños del Sol School in Playas del Coco were accepted for the Grade of Green’s Spring 2018 Water Challenge program in order to develop projects for the water conservation of their community. Courtesy of Joshua P. Wittman Facebook Comments Related posts:Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global Bright as a veranera Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower women This week in the Peace Corps: Moving Out in Costa Rica
American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall said in a statement on Monday: “China’s announcement that it will not buy any agricultural products from the United States is a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by”“In the last 18 months alone, farm and ranch families have dealt with plunging commodity prices, awful weather and tariffs higher than we have seen in decades.“Farm Bureau economists tell us exports to China were down by $1.3 billion during the first half of the year. Now, we stand to lose all of what was a $9.1 billion market in 2018, which was down sharply from the $19.5 billion U.S. farmers exported to China in 2017.”From 2017 to 2018, U.S. agricultural exports to China fell more than 50%, dropping to US$9.1 billion, the Federation said. And from 2000 to 2017, U.S. agricultural exports to China increased by 700%.Volumes of key U.S. fruit exports to China – including cherries, table grapes, citrus and apples – have already fallen sharply since China first implemented tariffs on a range of U.S. agricultural products last year. China: apple prices soar, concerning Beijing … China’s Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday that Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products.The move comes after U.S. President Donald Trump last week signaled he would set new tariffs on US$300bn more of Chinese imports from Sept. 1.“Related Chinese companies have suspended purchases of U.S. agricultural products,” China’s Ministry of Commerce said in an online statement posted shortly after midnight in Beijing on Tuesday.China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency called the Trump’s proposed tariffs a “serious violation” of an agreement reached in June with Chinese President Xi Jinping.Agricultural products, especially soybeans, have been at the center of the escalating US-China trade war, with the U.S. insisting that China must make substantial purchases of the crop as part of any trade deal. Chinese market suffers payment delays, diminishing … You might also be interested in Huge increase in Chilean D’Agen plum exports to Ch … August 05 , 2019 Chile scores access to Chinese pear market …
Go back to the e-newsletterThe Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce that its Wellness Specialist, Jitendra Pokhriyal, represented the property as one of the guest instructors in the 2016 MNC Yoga Festival. This enlivening initiative took place at Peninsular Island, ITDC Nusa Dua on Saturday, 27 February 2016. It was staged to coincide with a similar event happening simultaneously in the city of Bandung.More than 700 local yoga enthusiasts participated in the festival where various instructors conducted group sessions of stretching exercises with synchronised deep breathing. Jitendra led his own thoughtfully guided session of yoga at sunset with assistance from members of the Westin Yoga Club. Hailing from the birthplace of yoga in India, Jitendra is trained in several different disciplines of yoga. He is also well-versed in meditation and pranic healing, which is a highly evolved form of touch-less healing.The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali fully supported the 2016 MNC Yoga Festival as it complements the brand’s wellness philosophy. Jitendra was honoured to have a key role in such an uplifting event and share his expertise with so many like-minded yoga devotees in Bali.Go back to the e-newsletter
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