White House Suspends Discussions on Ending KORUS

first_img White House Suspends Discussions on Ending KORUS Home Indiana Agriculture News White House Suspends Discussions on Ending KORUS Facebook Twitter White House officials have temporarily halted discussions on the possibility of terminating a free trade agreement with South Korea. On Wednesday night, a senior White House official said that the deal could still be terminated, but there were no immediate plans to do so. President Trump had been talking with his senior advisers about the possibility of withdrawing from the free trade agreement because of concerns that it is tilted in favor of South Korea. However, Trump also needs help from South Korea as he tries to end a crisis regarding North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs after a sixth North Korean missile test this week. There are Trump advisers urging the president to stick with the deal and avoid straining relations with a key ally in Asia.The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, known as KORUS, was negotiated by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama. KORUS has been a frequent target of Trump’s, noting that America runs a $28 billion trade deficit with South Korea.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By NAFB News Service – Sep 7, 2017 Previous articleVietnam to Resume Importing U.S. DDGsNext articleU.S. Cropland Value Holds Steady NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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TCU cancels homecoming and family weekend amid COVID-19 worries

first_imgReddIt Twitter TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Linkedin Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Facebook Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear A view of the Campus Commons. (Photo courtesy of Connor Allen.) Facebook Twitter + posts Previous articleInstructors, students given distance learning optionNext articleCourt won’t allow graduate students to join discrimination suit Alexis King RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ printAs the number of COVID-19 cases at TCU and across Texas continues to climb, the university announced Thursday it was forgoing Family Weekend and Homecoming plans and pushing back the next phase of its reopening. TCU FrogFest in 2015. (File photo)Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull announced the changes in an email to faculty and staff.As of Wednesday, June 24, TCU reported 70 active COVID-19 cases – 61 involved students and were listed as off-campus exposure, meaning they hadn’t been on campus within two days of exhibiting symptoms and testing positive. “It is disappointing to have two fun weekends canceled but this is a smart decision to keep students and families safe,” said junior nursing major Izzy Gregoire.Ella Gunn, a junior communication studies major, said she hopes the cancellation of these two weekends will show people “how important it is to wear face coverings to be able to do the bare minimum of just going to class next semester.”The announcement came hours after Tarrant County’s countywide executive order requiring face coverings, effective Friday, June 26, until Aug. 3.“This is a proactive move to reduce travel to the campus and limit large indoor gatherings in an effort to decrease risk to the campus,” said Cavins-Tull.In addition, TCU made the decision to push back Phase 3 of its Return to Campus for Employees’ plan to July 13.  Face coverings are a requirement on the TCU campus until further notice, Cavins-Tull said. At Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Provost Teresa Dahlberg said students would be required to wear masks at all times on campus. In order to adjust to CDC recommendations and guidance from local officials, Cavins-Tull wrote that it is “critical that we all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.” COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Texas. As of today, there are a total of 4,389 people hospitalized with COVID-19; up from 2,793 cases last week. Tarrant County has seen a substantial community spread of COVID-19 with 10,363 positive cases along with 517 new cases.  Minority students talk about election results ReddIt Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis King Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Supporting media and journalists hit by flooding

first_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific April 21, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img As millions of Pakistanis continue to suffer from the flooding that has hit a fifth of the country, journalists’ organisations and media support groups are stepping up their efforts to help news media and journalists in the affected areas.Reporters Without Borders has provided financial support to three independent newspapers – Shamal, Salam and Chand – in one of the worst-hit areas, the Swat valley, where the electricity supply was cut off 29 July, including in Mingora, the base of the valley’s leading media. To be able print issues and satisfy the population’s vital need for news and information, these newspapers have had to use generators that consume a lot of fuel. This has resulted in a major increase in their production costs.“Keeping the presses going with a generator is expensive but publishing the newspapers and continuing our work of reporting the news is more important,” Shamal editor Ghulam Farooq told Reporters Without Borders. “As provincial newspapers, we get less advertising than national ones and yet our production costs have increased in August,” he added. “Reporters Without Borders is the first organisation to give us support,” Salam editor Qasim Yousafzai said.This assistance was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary. It was handed over to the three newspaper editors in Mingora by a Reporters Without Borders representative.Independently-reported news is crucial for people who have been affected by a crisis or disaster. “Long live independent media,” residents of the remote Atror valley chanted when it was visited by a group of Pakistani journalists, including the Reporters Without Borders correspondent, for the first time since the start of the flooding. “We need your help in letting the world know what is happening to us,” said Muhammad Ayaz, 24, one of the victims.You can make a donation towards Reporters Without Borders’ efforts to help Pakistani news media: http://en.rsf.org/secure-on-line-donation-03-11-2009,34888.htmlThe Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has launched a special fund for journalists who have been hit by the flooding. Donations can be sent to: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Account No. 25574 National Bank of Pakistan, Corporate Branch, Super Market, Islamabad, Pakistan.The BBC’s Infoasaid (Information As Aid) service is broadcasting emergency radio programming in Urdu that provides flood victims with information about aid distribution. A project between BBC World Service Trust and Internews. More information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust/news/news/ RSF_en September 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supporting media and journalists hit by flooding Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Organisation Follow the news on Pakistan News June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Supreme Court Issues Notice On A Petition Seeking Appointment Of A National Regulator To Oversee The Environmental Violations In The Country

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Issues Notice On A Petition Seeking Appointment Of A National Regulator To Oversee The Environmental Violations In The Country LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Jan 2021 9:53 PMShare This – xSupreme Court Issues Notice To Central Government In Plea Seeking For Setting Up Of National Regulator To Oversee And Give Directions Related Environmental Clearances For ProjectsThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Central Government in a plea seeking for the appointment of a National Environmental Regulator to oversee and give directions pertaining to Environmental…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court Issues Notice To Central Government In Plea Seeking For Setting Up Of National Regulator To Oversee And Give Directions Related Environmental Clearances For ProjectsThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Central Government in a plea seeking for the appointment of a National Environmental Regulator to oversee and give directions pertaining to Environmental Clearances for projects. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde presided over the matter, and Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, assisted by Advocate Anupradha Singh, appeared on behalf of the Petitioner. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL), filed by AOR Satya Mitra, seeks for the constitution of an independent Regulatory Authority in compliance of the order passed by the Supreme Court on 6 July, 2011, wherein the Apex Court examined the need for autonomous, expert body for appraising projects on the basis of their potential impact on the environment. It has been submitted that multiple petitions have been filed in Courts across the country wherein “issues of credibility and authenticity of EIA Reports have been called into question, the effectiveness of public consultation process has been assailed and where the appraising authorities have been found to have failed to adequately apply their minds before clearances have been granted”. In wake of the above, the July 2011 order stipulated for the Central Government to appoint a National Regulator under Section 3 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986. “This direction was given on the basis of an observation that the prevailing mechanism for processing, appraisals and approval of environmental clearances proved to be deficient in many respects”. Apart from observing in the 2011 order that there existed no machinery for the implementation of the National Forest Policy, 1988, the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, and the Environment Protection Act, 1986, the Court further found it inappropriate that the person setting up the industry was tasked with doing the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report. Therefore, it was concluded by the Court that there was an urgent need for a Regulator who would be proactive in preventing and stopping environmental pollution, and therefore, ordered that a National Regulator would be appointed. The instant plea submits that despite the explicit directions in the judgement, the Central Government has failed to set up a National Regulator as contemplated and the Central Government has justified it by stating that the directions were in the nature of suggestions and were not binding. Further, the Central Government contends that the aforementioned statutes cast the duty of a Regulator upon the Central Government and these statutory duties cannot be delegated to any other authority. Additionally, under the EIA Notification, 2006, appropriate mechanism for appraising projects as well as monitoring and enforcing compliance of environmental conditions were already in place, and there was no need for a National Regulator. However, in 2014, the Supreme Court reiterated its order and clarified that it had not merely suggested that a National Regulator should be appointed, but that it was a writ of mandamus. The plea then goes on to emphasise on the fact that the present day EC processes are neither transparent, nor objective. “ECs are issued in an arbitrary manner because of, amongst other reasons, lack of permanency of EAC members, lack of validated data, ineffective monitoring and enforcement of environmental clearance conditions, and, in some cases, conflict of interest in the case of some members”. The Draft EIA Notification has also been referred to in context of the lack of structural or procedural reforms which, as per the plea, substantially dilutes the safeguards in the 2006 notification. By ignoring the directions of the Apex Court, the plea submits that it is key to protect the health of the environment under Article 21 of the Constitution. In light of the above, the plea prays for the setting up of a National Regulator under Section 3(3) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, for appraising projects and enforcing environmental conditions as has been previously directed by the Supreme Court. Next Storylast_img read more

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Forecasters warn of more flooding in Donegal this week

first_img Twitter Forecasters warn of more flooding in Donegal this week Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 19, 2020 Previous articleDonegal fire service mobilised almost 1000 times in 2019Next articleRandox Dungloe involved in making new Coronavirus test News Highland center_img Pinterest Weather forecasters are warning of more flooding in parts of Ireland over the next 24 hours.A yellow rainfall warning is in place until tomorrow morning for Donegal, all of Connacht, along with Longford, Clare and Kerry.It follows two storms over the past ten days, which also brought torrential rain, and lots of land is still saturated.Cathal Nolan, from Ireland’s Weather Channel, says up to 40 millimetres of rain will fall in places over the next 24 hours:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/nolsdfsdfsdan7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Mysterious odor at Massachusetts high school sends dozens to hospital

first_imgWCVB-TV(BOSTON) — Students and staffers at a Massachusetts high school were hospitalized Friday after they were overcome by a mysterious odor in the building.Approximately 40 students and staffers at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston were taken by ambulance to local hospitals after becoming nauseous from the odor, according to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.Dozens of ambulances were used to ferry the sick to area hospitals throughout the morning and afternoon.Many of the students had to leave books and book bags behind.In addition to nausea, symptoms included dizziness, scratchy throat and watery eyes, witnesses said.“They just felt really lightheaded and nauseous,” one student told WCVB.“I saw a girl in a wheelchair,” said another student. “And that’s when we were all like, ‘OK, what’s going on?’”Authorities were not immediately able to determine what caused the odor, said fire officials in Kingston, about 40 miles south of Boston.The school was closed after the incident, and basketball games scheduled for Friday afternoon were canceled.The building will be professionally cleaned over the weekend, WCVB reported.Officials said they believed everyone who felt sick would make a full recovery. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Major flooding continues South as new storm to bring snow to California, Southwest

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Rivers continue to flow out of their banks from Texas to West Virginia where 18 states are on alert for flooding on Wednesday.The Kentucky River and Ohio River are most at risk for major to moderate flooding to continue for the next several days as entire towns continue to be submerged under water in Kentucky where a state of emergency has been declared.The rain, however, should stay away from the flooded region for the next several days.A new storm system is set to move into southern California Wednesday with snow for Los Angeles and San Diego mountains. This would be the first rain in Los Angeles since January.Locally, 6 inches of snow is possible for higher elevations north and east of Los Angeles and San Diego.This storm will move into the southern and central Rockies by Wednesday night with heavy snow expected from northern Arizona into Utah, Colorado and northern New Mexico, and some areas could see more than 10 inches of snow by Thursday.In the Northeast and for most of the country, it will feel like spring Wednesday with temperatures near 60 in Denver, near 70 in Kansas City, in the 50s for Chicago and New York City and near 60 in Washington, D.C.Unfortunately, the Northeast will not keep the mild spring-like weather for the rest of the week.The cold air will return to the Northeast by Thursday night and into Friday, with wind chills once again dropping below zero in upstate New York and New England.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Rise in graduate salaries

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Rise in graduate salariesOn 25 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Graduate salaries are rising above the rate of inflation, with the average salary for a graduate trainee at £18,330, up from £17,7000 last year according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters.The association’s half yearly review found that salaries have risen by 4 per cent on average, although awards vary widely. One in six employers gave increases over £1,500 while the same number gave no rise. Most were between £500 and £1,000.Graduate starting salaries range from £13,000 to £28,500, the study found.Legal services offer the highest starting salaries, at an average of £21,500, followed by banking and finance at £20,000.IT, transport, communications and consultancies typically pay £19,500, the survey showed. The lowest median starting salaries are in insurance (£16,500) and the public sector (£16,650).Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, said the figures show great opportunities for this year’s talented graduates. But he added that some employers are finding it difficult to compete.“With some employers willing to pay almost £30,000 to their graduate recruits, there is some concern that employers offering salaries at the lower end of the scale are likely to find it increasingly difficult to attract good quality graduates,” he said.The survey was based on the responses of 229 member companies of the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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FEI Cancels European Mainland Events Due to EHV-1 Outbreak

first_img SIGN UP The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a very aggressive strain of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia (ESP) and has already resulted in related outbreaks in at least three other countries in Europe.This decision applies to all FEI disciplines, but in order to prevent huge numbers of horses simultaneously departing the Jumping Tours on the Iberian Peninsula, in Italy and Belgium that have been ongoing for a number of weeks, these specific Tours will be allowed to continue as individual “bubbles” on the condition that absolutely no new horses are allowed to enter the venues and no positive cases of EHV-1 are confirmed.The Jumping Tour venues in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP), Vilamoura (POR), San Giovanni in Marignano (ITA) and Gorla Minore (ITA) will have stringent biosecurity protocols in place and additional FEI Veterinary Delegates onsite. Horses will only be permitted to leave these venues when they are in possession of an official health certificate from the local Veterinary Authorities. Any horses leaving these venues without this documentation will be blocked on the FEI Database. It is also illegal to transport a horse without an official health certificate.Oliva Nova (ESP) had already advised the FEI this afternoon that it has decided to cancel the rest of its scheduled competitions in the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour III. Opglabbeek (BEL) has also informed the FEI that it has cancelled its events in March.A number of countries, including France, have already cancelled all their events to minimise transmission of the virus.The decision, which covers events in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Germany and Slovakia, has been made in accordance with FEI General Regulations Article 112.3, which state: The Secretary General shall have the authority to remove any Competition and/or Event from the Calendar if justified circumstances relating to a Competition or the Event are established.“This was not an easy decision to block events in mainland Europe, particularly after the major disruption to the FEI Calendar caused by the Covid-19 pandemic”, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said, “but this EHV-1 outbreak is probably the most serious we have had in Europe for many decades and our decision is based on clearly identified epidemiological risk factors.“This strain of EHV-1 is particularly aggressive and has already caused equine fatalities and a very large number of severe clinical cases. We need to keep our horses safe.“We are also aware that a large number of horses left the venue in Valencia without an official health certificate, meaning they had an unknown health status. Some horses were already sick, and the risk of transmission from these horses is a major concern.“Cancelling these competitions in mainland Europe, with the exception of the ongoing Jumping Tours in the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, limits the number of horses travelling internationally and therefore reduces the likelihood of this very serious virus being transmitted on an increasingly wider scale. We also strongly recommend that the affected member Federations should also cancel their national events.“We are very conscious of the fact that this is a very stressful and distressing time, and that this is potentially hugely disruptive for those athletes aiming for their Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) or confirmation results for Tokyo, but we are looking at ways to alleviate that in order to assist athlete/horse combinations in getting their MERs or confirmation results once the events in mainland Europe are allowed to resume.”The FEI is conscious that some athletes have already arrived on competition venues or are en route, and is directly contacting all impacted athletes entered in Events between now and 28 March 2021.(Ed. Note: Here is a video posted by a vet in France of a mare infected in Valancia depicting just how serious and debilitating this disease can be): Tags: FEI, EHV-1, Europe, neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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Bakery suppliers sought for NHS

first_imgBakers are being invited to apply for the opportunity to supply bread and morning goods to NHS hospitals in England. The advert for the framework will be published in spring, with the framework agreement set to start in September 2012.Kevin Goldfinch, buyer at NHS Supply Chain, which manages the framework agreement, is keen to hear from any interested bread manufacturers who could deliver competitively priced products to hospital sites. Typically, bakers supplying the NHS supply between one and six hospitals with bread and morning goods and cover a minimum geographic distribution area of 50 miles. Kevin said, “We are interested in hearing from any bread manufacturers who are committed to supplying the NHS, they will have to be either BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited or be willing to undertake a food audit. This would provide hospital catering managers with sufficient choice to ensure they obtain quality via an excellent service at a low cost. The process is open to small, medium and large bakeries.” Bakers who apply will be evaluated via the tender process and, if successful, they will be put on to a framework agreement, whereby the bakery and hospital catering department can discuss requirements and complete the process. If you would like further information or to apply please email: [email protected]last_img read more

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