Lazio defender Bastos to join Wolverhampton Wanderers

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly included Lazio defender Bastos to their top priority targets for this summer signing.The Serie A outfit have lodged a €15m (£13m) price tag on the Angola international, according to Il Messaggero via Sportsmole.Bastos who is still currently in a deal with Lazio, a deal that will last until 2020, has an option of extending his stay for a year or not. However, he has struggled to track down regular first-team football since joining the club from Rostov in 2016.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.During Lazio’s last season, the 27-year-old Bastos made 28 appearances and netting five goals in all competitions.The defender has been a mainstay in the Angola national team since 2011. He started his career in his native country Angola. Between 2011 and 2013 he played with Petro Luanda in 105 games where he scored 6 goals and also won the Taça de Angola twice.In August 2011, Bastos debuted for his country in a 0–0 draw against Liberia. He also represented Angola at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.last_img read more

AC Milan set to meet Higuains agent today

first_imgThe race for Gonzalo Higuain appears to be coming to a close with AC Milan sporting director Leonardo set to meet the striker’s agent later todayThe Argentina international looks set to leave Juventus this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival earlier this month for a club record transfer fee of €112m.With the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in their ranks, Higuain has been deemed surplus to requirements with Juventus now in need to recouping some of the rather excessive amount they had spent on bringing Ronaldo to Italy.Juventus’ chief executive, Beppe Marotta, had confirmed Milan’s interest in Higuain last week.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Leonardo knows Higuain well and wants to have him at Milan, but there are contractual issues to resolve. There’s a long way to go…” said Marotta.And now it seems that Milan are ready to step up their interest in the 30-year-old with their newly-appointed sporting director Leonardo leading the bid for the highly-rated forward with Calcio Mercato reporting that he is set to meet Higaun’s brother-agent, Nicolas, later today to discuss the transfer.The Italian news outlet also added that, while no personal terms have been agreed on yet, Higuain is asking for €8m a year at the San Siro.last_img read more

Pablo Machin moans about dropped points

first_imgSevilla boss Pablo Machin expressed displeasure over the way his team dropped two’ after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Mestalla.Mouctar Diakhaby’s last-gasp equaliser held Sevilla to their second successive draw, keeping them second in La Liga, and Machin complained about his team’s inconsistent display.“If I didn’t watch the game, I’d have said that a point was always good away from home against a super team,” the Coach said after the match as cited by Football Espana.“However, given how we played in the first half, scoring in the second and them equalising with the last kick of the game, we feel Valencia gained a point and we dropped two.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“It’s one of those stadiums where Sevilla haven’t been able to win. We were so close to doing so that we feel a point is less than we deserve.“We fell short and it’s a shame that we didn’t get the victory that would’ve sent us 13 points clear of our opponents.“I hope we don’t regret dropping them going forward. You have to defend tooth and nail in the last few minutes, but we’re all human.”last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri reveals Hazards best position on the pitch

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, attempted to explain the very best position for an on-fire Eden Hazard during Saturday’s match vs Leicester City.As Chelsea gets ready for the upcoming Premier League match against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, manager Maurizio Sarri offered a great lecture on how to use Eden Hazard the best for the squad’s benefit.The Belgian player started the season on fire for the Blues, then he fell injured and lowered his goal-production just a bit but he seems to have recovered it as he has scored in Chelsea’s last two matches in two different competitions.Now that Sarri’s best player is back in top form, the Italian manager understands that a superstar like him can literally be used in any part of the pitch and he will be just as good.Sarri is thinking something very similar to what legendary manager Carlos Bilardo used to think about Messi or Maradona, these are players who can even be recognized as box-to-box stars and their repertoire is too great to waste by limiting them to a specific part of the pitch.Given how great Hazard is playing this season, he is the type of player who can’t really get any restrictions because he can change the outcome of the game at any given moment throughout the 90 minutes.What is @HazardEden10’s best position?Maurizio Sarri has had his say… 👇https://t.co/Vkh6b635Me— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 21, 2018But using Eden Hazard so free up front, means that the main strikers Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata would remain on the bench at least at the start of the match.Given that Maurizio Sarri’s tactical modification has worked very well in the last two matches, the boss has decided to start using Eden in that position on a more permanent basis.The Italian manager explained that he had to talk individually with each player, he confirmed that none of them showed any signs of disagreement because they know that Eden Hazard is one of the best players in the world and he might be the one who can take them to win trophies this season.It’s funny how we were the ones who talked more in-depth about Sarri using Hazard as a ‘False 9’ a few weeks ago, and now the wager has worked out perfectly for the club.The interesting part of this experiment, will come when Eden Hazard gets to play in the same position against a more complicated rival.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.When that happens, we will know if this experiment that Sarri is conducting with his best player really is the answer to all of Chelsea’s questions.That’s 99 goals for @HazardEden10!💯 coming soon, Eden? 👀 #CHEBOU pic.twitter.com/wMOnv7QTen— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 19, 2018“In the first match it was a tactical choice, then I wanted to see if the solution could work in all situations, so I needed two or three matches to be sure it’s the right solution,” said Sarri via Chelsea’s official website.“I explained my point of view to Giroud and we will see. At the moment it’s good, we played a good match against City and at Brighton we were very dangerous for 60 minutes and then it was a difficult kind of match, very physical, not the best for us.”“We needed to kill the match before, my players felt it was under control and without problems. We need to avoid this because on the pitch we need to keep the match in that situation.”“I don’t know at the moment, Giroud played 90 minutes three days ago and Morata started training with the group only yesterday after 10 days, so we will see in the last training session.”“I don’t know because I was sure about the match against City, of course not the result, but that with Hazard in that position we could play a good match, I was quite sure.”“Then against Brighton I started to see this situation in different matches, now I want to see it in a home match against a team who are very compact with low density, we have to see,” he concluded.Chelsea v Leicester tomorrow! 👌 #FlashbackFriday pic.twitter.com/vwSEsracLE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 21, 2018What do you think about Maurizio Sarri’s decision to give Eden Hazard more freedom to play up front at Chelsea? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Caribbean LED Lighting Launched

first_img Recommended for you Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trapped Related Items:barbados, caribbean LED lighting, gordon’s supply, jim reid, redano williams Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Oct 2014 – Electricians and other professionals who turned out to the launch of Caribbean LED Lighting in the Turks and Caicos explained this is the real deal; Redano Williams of Gordon’s Supply telling MM that the product he has seen so far is excellent quality. Caribbean LED in a presentation at the office at Salt Mills during that launch last night shared savings on electricity bills, over time would be as much as 90% adding that these bulbs made in Barbados are safer for the environment also. This is the newest branch of the company explained CEO Jim Reid, who shared that the Inter-American Development Bank has just presented the company an award for innovation. High cost of electricity he said along with a strong sense of environmental safety is what has fuelled Caribbean LEDs growth; Reid expects the TCI will be no exception.last_img read more

CARILEC 2013 Benchmark Study Best Performances Awards

first_img Related Items:CARILEC, fortis tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciALES, 12 nOV 2014 – Over 80 companies competed for top honors in the CARILEC 2013 Benchmark Study Best Performances Awards program….and Fortis TCI came out the winner of the Best Performance in Safety prize. The power service provider for all of the Turks and Caicos Islands is named best in the region, and executives are beaming, no pun intended, at the accolade. Eddinton Powell, CEO, shared: “Safety is the number one priority for FortisTCI. It is important that we make sure that all safety protocols and procedures are adhered to daily. We want all of our employees to go home to their families every evening or at their end of their shifts healthy and safe.” After measuring number of incidents per 100 employees, it was decided by CARILEC, that Fortis was a winner hands down. FortisTCI, with its over 150 employees remarkably recorded zero industrial accidents in 2013, resulting in zero lost employee working hours for that period. Congratulations…last_img read more

PDM cautions Minister on rushed Immigration bills

first_img Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Related Items:immigration bill, Pdm, rushed, sharlene robinson TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Sept 2015 – The PDM Leader is troubled by the hastiness to pass the 2015 Immigration & Status Bill as the Government is preparing to, as the PDM put it, force through the Bills on September 14, 2015.In October the PDM was successful in halting the Bill due to lack of consultation and public awareness on the changes within the Immigration & Status Bill however the party is now saying that more time should be given so that a detailed approach outlining what exists now, what is being proposed and the reasons for same can be better understood by all.The responses from individuals at the first public meeting in Provo prompted the PNP’s own Party Treasurer to ask the Minister publicly for a longer educational process. The one week of public consultation left many heads spinning, says the PDM Leader, and ignited concerns over the rushed and hurried approach to something so critical and fundamental.Hon Sharlene Robinson adds, that during the last House of Assembly Meeting on an immigration amendment, the Government had no statistics or pressing information to support their hurried approach on its major policy change.The PDM is calling on the government to take another look at its Bills, engage in meaningful educational and informative consultations that would take into account the wishes of the people.PDM Leader says that there should be a proper balance between adequate protections for TCIslanders and the need for growth in the country. Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI woman shot

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 23, 2016 – A Graceway Supermarket manager is recuperating in hospital now; the young woman whose father is a senior Civil Servant could have been killed in hostile crossfire between Police and suspects.A wild bullet hit the woman as she exited her home to go to work.  The gun shot caught a popular employee of IGA in her leg.  Police have no official info yet in the shocking investigation where bandits stole a truck and almost got away with the entire ScotiaBank ATM machine from the downtown branch of MoneyGram.  They chained a huge and heavy machine to the truck and tried to drag it away to get the cash inside.This was minutes to 4 o’clock this morning.  Police foiled the theft but the trio (at least) abandoned the truck and took off on foot.  The suspects ended up in crime hot bed, Kew Town, where they eventually escaped.  The young woman, whose family hails partly from South Caicos was struck by a stray bullet.  It is believed the bullet was from the thieves.It’s the second time for this kind of encounter in Kew Town this year.  In the former instance the bullet went through the bed headboard of a woman actually laying in bed at the time.The nation is appalled.last_img read more

Government to spend more than 600 Million on Road and Infrastructure Project

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 19, 2017 – Kingston – The Government has signed a contract with Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited for the first package of improvement works to be undertaken on 4.8 kilometres of main road from Agualta Vale to Broadgate in St. Mary.   The contract, which is valued at more than $597 million, is expected to begin in October and last for 14 months.The project, which is being implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) forms part of plans to improve an overall 18.4 kilometres of main roadway from Tom’s River to Agualta Vale.   The second phase, which involves 13.6 kilometres of main road from Broadgate to Tom’s River, will be undertaken over fiscal years.Works to be carried out on the Agualta Vale to Broadgate main road include construction of shoulders, provision of sidewalks, relocation of utilities, installation of road furniture and road traffic control devices and the construction of surface and subsurface drains.   Construction of bridges and pavement upgrading are also to be carried out on the 28 parcels of lands that were acquired by the Government.Addressing the contract signing ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister on September 15, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the need to have the roadway repaired has long been expressed, having been proposed years ago.   He said the project is being financed from the Capital ‘A’ budget, which is designated for Government of Jamaica-funded projects.The Prime Minister informed that the works will improve road safety and maneuverability by removing some of the deep curves in the roadway.“It will (also) increase mobility and reduce both travel time and transportation costs. The project will also resolve the drainage issues in the area while providing greater connectivity between the northern and southern highways of the country,” he said.The Prime Minister added that the project will have a positive effect on the long-term economic benefits on neighboring towns and communities, through the creation of employment directly related to the works.“At the end of the project, I expect the people of St. Mary and indeed Portland to say that their tax dollars were well spent,” he noted.Mr. Holness informed that the contract-signing is a tangible demonstration of the government’s commitment to using infrastructural works to bring improvements to the lives of the people.   He indicated that the improvement works is but a “portion of the Government’s financial commitments to the parish of St. Mary”.Since April 2017, approximately one billion dollars has been spent on infrastructural works in St. Mary.  They include river training, road patching, drainage improvements and the general rehabilitation of roads and bridges.Meanwhile, State Minister in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Everald Warmington, said the overall purpose of the project is to “reduce the fear and trepidation associated with travelling through the junction because of ravines and hair-pin curves”.“We intend to make the corridor far more reliable and intend to reduce travel times. These are all positives, which will redound to the benefit of not only those who live in St. Mary and Portland but to the entire country,” he said.Consultancy firm, Stanley Consultants will assist with supervision on the project, and signed a contract with the Government valued at $29.4 million for this undertaking.Release: JISlast_img read more

Guardiola thinks City can reduce the gap with Liverpool

first_imgOnly seven points separate Manchester City from Liverpool in the English Premier League table and both teams face off tomorrow nightIn what many are calling the game of the month, first-place Liverpool will take on third-place Manchester City tomorrow in the English Premier League.And for the Citizens manager Pep Guardiola, this is the perfect opportunity to reduce the gap between these two clubs.“The reality is clear. We are seven points down, so it is the second round of games and I have a feeling there is a big opportunity for us to reduce the gap,” said Guardiola to the City official webpage.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“People are asking what we will do if we lose, but we are going to try to win the game, be there and have a chance to fight for the Premier League.”“If you relax against Liverpool it will be a mistake. You have to be aggressive. Everyone needs to take responsibility and be yourself. It’s what you have to do,” he added.“It is a good challenge for us. We are focused on what we have to do to win the game. We are going to try and after we will analyze what is the game.”last_img read more

13th Annual Duncan L Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic

first_img Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom, April 16, 2018 Posted: April 16, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic is happening on Monday, April 23rd.The tournament raises money for the wounded, ill and injured fund of the San Diego Armed Services YMCA. Over $700,000 has been raised in its 13-year history. Congressman Duncan Hunter was in studio to tell us more about it.More information about the tournament can be found here. Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classiclast_img read more

San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

first_imgSan Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSkip Murphy and Lt. Brian Stoney were in studio to talk about the 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.Skip is a retired San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Captain. Lt. Stoney is currently with the La Mesa Police Department and helps organize the event with Skip and other members of law enforcement in San Diego County. Patti Riggs Greenblat is all too familiar with the dangers members of law enforcement face on the job. Her brother-in-law, San Diego Police Officer Timothy Ruopp, was killed in the line of duty in 1984. Her brother, San Diego Police Officer Thomas Riggs, was killed in the line of duty in 1985 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Finding the perfect high school

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s time for parents of eighth grade students to start shopping for the perfect high school that will help prepare young people for college and careers.Dr. Helen Griffith is the executive director of e3 Civic High visited Good Morning San Diego with some tips on what to look for when searching for the perfect school for your children.Dr. Griffith advises that parents ask the following questions:Does the school offer prep for tests like the SAT, and if so, when do they begin?Does the school offer AP classes, honors-level courses, and college coursework?Does the high school take scholars on college tours?What is the level of engagement the high school expects from parents?Are there study abroad opportunities?What are the internship opportunities for scholars? Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 4, 2019 Finding the perfect high school KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

ASA and NBB Applaud USDA Final Rule for Bioenergy Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) congratulate the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the final rule published today for the Bioenergy Program. The rule maintains reimbursement levels for soy-based biodiesel, which is key for the growth of the biodiesel industry until a biodiesel tax incentive is approved by Congress.”The Bioenergy Program is currently the primary federal program designed to stimulate growth in the biodiesel industry and is largely responsible for biodiesel becoming one of the fastest growing alternative energy sources,” said ASA Vice President Bob Metz, a soybean producer from Browns Valley, Minn., who also Chairs the National Biodiesel Board. “Fortunately, USDA agreed that the program biodiesel incentives should not be decreased, and that all biodiesel payments should be based on the FY 2002 formula. This program provides an essential transition until we obtain a biodiesel tax incentive.””This USDA program has been extremely successful during the last two years at spurring biodiesel growth,” said NBB Executive Director Joe Jobe. “The restructuring of the program is good news for biodiesel users, because it will make the price of biodiesel more competitive. Its good news for the industry because it will build on the strong momentum the program has generated.”In November of 2000, USDA implemented a Bioenergy Program. The 2002 Farm Bill extended the program through FY 2006 and made several changes to the program. USDA published proposed rules in the Federal Register on October 1, 2002 (67 FR 61565) that would have dramatically reduced the utility of the Bioenergy Program for the biodiesel industry. ASA’s overriding concern centered on a proposed change in the reimbursement rate for soy-based biodiesel that would have drastically reduced the payment rate for soy-based biodiesel.”If the revised payment calculation had been used in FY02, program payments would have been reduced by 60 percent and biodiesel fuel producer participation would have dropped significantly,” Metz said. “ASA argued that such a change and outcome was contrary to the intent of the program, contrary to the intent of Congress, and contrary to the economic interests of hundreds of thousands of soybean farmers. Reduced biodiesel payments would not provide sufficient support to ensure biodiesel’s affordability and maintain industry growth.””NBB is extremely grateful to ASA for showing strong leadership in seeing this through in Washington,” Jobe said. “USDA received more than 2,000 comments, primarily from soybean farmers urging that the program be restructured in a way that would benefit the entire industry.””It appears that USDA listened carefully to concerns expressed in response to the proposed rule,” said Ag Processing Inc Vice President, Corporate Relations/Industrial Products, John Campbell. “The last six months have been painful for the biodiesel industry while we awaited the Administration’s decisions. In the end, USDA made the correct choices and we appreciate their efforts.” AGP, a farmer-owned regional cooperative based in Omaha, Neb., is leader in the production and promotion of soy-based biodiesel.For biodiesel, USDA will pay incentives to biodiesel producers for FY 2003 through FY 2005 on all biodiesel production from eligible agricultural commodities. ASA estimates that the program payment for soybeans would calculate to 39 percent of the posted county price for plants with production capacity of less than 65 million gallons per year, or 28 percent for larger plants. USDA factors that one bushel of soybeans is consumed for every 1.4 gallons of biodiesel produced.”Soybean growers have been the backbone of the U.S. biodiesel industry for the last decade,” Metz said. “Growers have invested over $40 million of state and national checkoff funds in the research and development of a biodiesel industry. Biodiesel offers one of the best means of using surplus soybean oil, while also benefiting the environment and displacing imported petroleum.”last_img read more

Ask Your Senators to Vote for Reasonable Fuel Storage Rules for Farmers

first_imgWhen the Senate takes up consideration of the Water Resources Development Act next week, Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) plan to offer an amendment that would alleviate the costly regulatory burden on farmers resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule. Their amendment would raise the on-farm fuel storage threshold requiring spill containment facilities to a more realistic and practical level. Their amendment also would allow more farms to self-certify rather than being forced to hire independent engineers.ASA strongly supports their amendment and urges ASA members to contact their senators to urge them to vote in favor of the amendment when it is offered.The EPA’s current rule requires farmers that have fuel/oil storage facilities with a capacity of over 1,320 gallons to construct a containment facility, like a dike or a basin, which must retain 110 percent of the fuel in the container. These mandated infrastructure improvements, along with the necessary inspection and certification by a specially licensed Professional Engineer, will cost many farmers tens of thousands of dollars.The amendment, also known as the Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act, or FUELS Act, would modify the EPA’s SPCC rule to raise the exemption levels for fuel storage capacity to better reflect the spill risk and financial resources of farms. The amendment would raise the threshold requiring special containment facilities from 1,320 gallons of fuel/oil storage 10,000 gallons. The proposal would also place a greater degree of responsibility on farmers and ranchers to self-certify compliance if their oil storage facilities exceed the exemption level. If the amount exceeds 42,000 gallons, a professional engineer still would certify the SPCC plans for a farm. The amendment provides another layer of protection by requiring the producer to be able to demonstrate that he or she has no history of oil spills, or to fully comply with the SPCC regulations.Currently, farmers are expected to have SPCC plans in place by May 10 for fuel/oil storage totaling more than 1,320 gallons; however, EPA is prevented from taking any enforcement measures until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.ASA urges all members to call their Senators and ask them to support the FUELS Act. Please visit the Soy Action Center by clicking here for talking points on the issue and contact information for your Senators.last_img read more

WISHH Meets with Ghanaian Women Poultry Farmer leaders

first_imgASA/WISHH personnel meet with newly formed Ghanaian Women Poultry Farmers’ Association in Atlanta, Georgia at the international poultry exposition (IPPE).The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program is managing a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress project in Ghana to strengthen the feed and poultry/egg industries. The project is called AMPLIFIES Ghana.A delegation of leaders from the newly formed Ghanaian Women Poultry Farmers’ Association paid their way to come to the international poultry expo (IPPE) in Atlanta and met with WISHH/ASA staff. This dynamic group of broiler and table egg producers is seeing demand for their products grow and are looking to invest in vertical integration. They are also concerned about the supply of soy protein throughout the year. Ghana both grows soy and, when supplies are tight, imports from the U.S. and other countries.last_img read more

Vancouver Warner Chevrolet franchise sold to Webb

first_imgFormer Seattle Seahawks star running back Curt Warner handed off his Vancouver Chevrolet dealership franchise to Alan Webb for an undisclosed price this week. Warner’s inventory of approximately 77 General Motors vehicles, parts and equipment were relocated from his Mill Plain Boulevard facility to Webb’s dealership complex off state Highway 500 and Andresen Road. The cars and trucks will be showcased in and around the larger of two new showroom buildings at the facility. The structure opened in early 2009 for Webb’s Dodge-brand dealership. Webb lost his recently acquired Dodge franchise in June 2009 when Chrysler filed bankruptcy and reduced its dealer network. Dick Hannah Dealerships now sells and services all Chrysler brands in Vancouver.Several former employees of Curt Warner Chevrolet are working for Webb, including GM-certified technicians, sales consultants and administrative employees, said Kamran Panah, a spokesman for Alan Webb, who also sells Mitsubishi, Mazda and Nissan automobiles.“We brought in all of the key people we didn’t have,” Panah said.Webb did not purchase the Curt Warner Chevrolet dealership and showroom. The 16-acre site remains vacant at Southeast Mill Plain Blvd., near Interstate 205. It is expected to be redeveloped.Panah expects shipments of at least 200 more Chevrolets to arrive in the next few weeks. The inventory of 2011 models will include popular makes such as the retro-style Camaro, the new Volt hybrid and diesel pickup trucks with Duramax engines.last_img read more

State GOP will tone down large request for Stuart email

first_imgClark County Commissioner Marc Boldt said Wednesday the Washington State Republican Party has agreed to file a new public disclosure request for Commissioner Steve Stuart’s emails.Boldt said the party will ask for only 10 months of emails instead of 81 months.Boldt said he spoke with Peter Graves, executive director of the state Republican party.“I said, I don’t want to say anything bad about my party, but that I’m prepared to,” Boldt said.A call to Graves was not immediately returned.The revised request will save county employees hundreds of hours of work. Boldt said he explained to Graves that the initial request would have cost thousands of dollars worth of staff time.The party filed a Sept. 27 request asking for all of Stuart’s emails from Jan. 1, 2005, through Sept. 20, 2011.The party has also requested Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt’s emails from Jan. 1, 2010 through Sept. 20, 2011.Last week, Josh Amato, communications director for the state Republican party, said the requests were filed because Stuart and Leavitt have been mentioned as two potential opponents for U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas.“We are asking for those records because we want to see what they are doing on official government time,” Amato said Sept. 29.Leavitt and Stuart, who have both said they are evaluating whether to run, said the requests amounted to a “political fishing expedition” and said the state Republican party should not waste the time of city and county staff for political purposes.Chairman Dwight Pelz of the Washington State Democrats also criticized the requests, saying they are “probably more intended to intimidate than to enlighten.” He said he files requests for documents from elected Republican officials, but his requests are targeted to find information in the context of a critical issue.last_img read more

Brush fire reported near Larch prison

first_imgFire District 3 responded to a brush fire near Larch Corrections Center.The fire was reported just after 11 a.m. near the junction of the L-1500 and L-1400 roads about a quarter mile east of the Four Corners intersection in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. Due to high potential for the fire to grow rapidly, crews from East County Fire and Rescue, Fire District 13 and the Department of Natural Resources were called in, as well. Firefighters arrived to find a slow moving fire near the road, not in heavy timber, that was about 30 feet square. The fire was put out in six minutes and the units from the other districts were canceled. “If we’d had any wind up there, it would have been a lot worse,” said Ray Steiger, spokesman for Fire District 3. “Fortunately someone called in and spotted it right away.” The Department of Natural Resources is investigating. After nearly a week of hot weather, Western Washington wildlands are drier and more combustible than usual. The Yacolt Burn State Forest is under a red flag warning, meaning that fire conditions are dangerous or about to be that way.The 11 a.m. temperature was about 78 degrees.last_img read more