Bill Halting Duplicative EPA Pesticide Permit Requirement Approved by Committee

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Bill Halting Duplicative EPA Pesticide Permit Requirement Approved by Committee Bill Halting Duplicative EPA Pesticide Permit Requirement Approved by Committee Senator Pat RobertsU.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, is pleased to announce the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has passed S. 1500, the Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Sen. Roberts, eliminates redundant federal permitting requirements for pesticide applications. “This duplicative pesticide permitting requirement provides no environmental protections or benefits and is only a nuisance to hard-working farmers and other pesticide applicators,” Roberts said. “I continually hear about this issue from farm country, and I hope we can finally put it to bed once and for all.”Introduced by Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., the legislation amends the Clean Water Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters. The bill requires EPA to consult with the Secretary of Agriculture and report to Congress on streamlining data collection and use regarding water quality due to the registration and use of pesticides. The agencies will also provide recommendations on how FIFRA can better protect water quality and human health.Chairman Roberts is an outspoken opponent of the EPA’s burdensome and duplicative pesticide permitting requirements. He has introduced similar legislation in the previous Congress. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 7, 2015 Facebook Twitter Previous articleOil Slide to Lowest Level Since MarchNext articleTough Business Climate for U.S. Meat Exports Gary Truittlast_img read more

Centre Appoints K Haripal As Additional Judge of Kerala HC [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Appoints K Haripal As Additional Judge of Kerala HC [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 May 2020 11:41 PMShare This – xThe Central Government has notified the appointment of Karunakaran Nair Haripal, Judicial Officer, as an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court. The same was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium vide a resolution dated May 13. K Haripal is currently working as Registrar of Kerala High Court. His appointment as an Additional Judge will take effect from the date he assumes…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?LoginThe Central Government has notified the appointment of Karunakaran Nair Haripal, Judicial Officer, as an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court. The same was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium vide a resolution dated May 13. K Haripal is currently working as Registrar of Kerala High Court. His appointment as an Additional Judge will take effect from the date he assumes charge of his office till May 8, 2022. Click Here ToDownload Notification Read Notification Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Pardew praise for Tiote talent

first_img The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international turned in a fine individual display in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Manchester United – the Magpies’ first at Old Trafford in more than 41 years – just as he had done as Pardew’s men defeated the Red Devils 3-0 at St James’ Park in January last year. Tiote has returned to somewhere near his best form in recent weeks after struggling along with many of his team-mates last season, and has been hugely influential in a run of five victories in six league games which has left his club just three points off a Champions League place. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has cited Cheick Tiote’s ability to mix it with the best as a major factor in the club’s surge up the Barclays Premier League table. Press Association He said: “It’s been good for him because he has made himself stronger in the gym and he’s had a little bit more time to reflect on some performances last year, where I think he struggled a little bit. “This year, you have to pay tribute to him because he has been a lot, lot better and he is pushing for a place. “I would expect him to get 20, 25 appearances this year and for a second year at a big club, that’s a good start.” Asked if Anita would be asked to fill Cabaye’s sizeable boots this weekend, the manager said: “I don’t think there’s any questionable doubt that he will start.” Pardew, of course, will go head-to-head with one of his former clubs when the Saints arrive on Tyneside, and while he still feels aggrieved about his untimely exit in August 2010, he is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with some of the players with whom he worked, and in particular with newly-capped England international striker Rickie Lambert. Pardew, who worked with late bloomer Lambert in League One, said: “I didn’t even become a professional until I was 26, so I am one of those people who always has hope for players because obviously, it came late to me. “Rickie has certainly surpassed my career with what he has done, and long may that continue. “He’s got real class and technical ability, and it was only his mobility and fitness, probably, that held him back. He managed to address those and at the minute, he looks in great shape.” The midfield enforcer’s resurgence coincided with Pardew’s decision to hand him the captain’s armband in the absence of the injured Fabricio Coloccini, but it has shown no signs of waning since the Argentinian’s return. Pardew said: “I can reflect on the two Manchester United games – the 3-0 was the best performance he ever gave this football club, closely followed by that performance [on Saturday], so he can do it against the top clubs. “When we drew 4-4 with Arsenal, that day he was unbelievable, so he has had some big, big games for us, don’t forget about that. “He is playing very well, though. I was very reluctant to take the captaincy from him after he did so well with it. But he has proved to me irrespective of whether he wears the armband or not, he is brilliant.” If Tiote has been the midfield rock upon which Newcastle’s improvement has been based, the man in front of him has been no less influential. France international Yohan Cabaye scored the winner at Old Trafford to further underline his talent, although the yellow card he collected means he will be missing as Newcastle attempt to extend their run of three home victories against Southampton on Saturday. Cabaye’s absence could mean a pivotal role for Dutchman Vurnon Anita, who was drafted into the side for the United game and did not let his manager down. The 24-year-old former Ajax midfielder has had to remain patient since his £6.7million switch to St James’ in August 2012, but Pardew has kept a close eye on his development and is confident he can do a job for him. last_img read more

Liverpool striker set to leave on loan as wages stall departure

first_imgBesiktas could attempt to land Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli on loan with his wage demands currently scuppering a permanent switch.According to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, Besiktas have decided they cannot afford the £4.6m salary which the striker has requested.The 25-year-old arrived at Liverpool from AC Milan in a £16m deal two years ago but has managed just one Premier League goal for the Merseyside club.He spent last season back on loan at Milan but started just eight Serie A games and scored only once in the league.He is expected to leave Anfield this summer as he does not feature in Jurgen Klopp’s plans and Besiktas are one of the clubs keen on conclude a deal.However, it has been suggested that his wage demands are so far preventing a switch which may mean they attempt to agree a loan deal instead.Should Liverpool accept the request, they could pay a portion of Balotelli’s wages during the loan just to get him off the books in some way.The Italy international has two years left on his current deal at Liverpool but he may choose to join Besiktas for the promise of regular first-team football – and a shot at the Champions League next term. 1 Liverpool striker on loan at AC Milan last year last_img read more

More Builders Are Going Green

first_imgHomebuyers have higher expectations now than they did just a few years ago, and builders are responding with more houses that meet green building standards, a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics says.More than half of the builders surveyed expect more than 60% of the houses they build will be green by 2020, with 36% of remodelers expecting to meet the same standards in their projects by then.Although three-quarters of the builders say that meeting green standards costs at least 5% more than conventional construction, most of them think that consumers are willing to pay more for a house that uses less energy, is more durable, and has better indoor air quality.Exactly what constitutes a “green” home? As defined by the study, green building refers “specifically to homebuilding, home remodeling/renovating and land development that incorporates environmentally sensitive site planning, resource efficiency, energy and water efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality, and homeowner education, or projects the would comply with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard or other credible rating systems.”In other words, there’s still a lot of room for interpretation.Findings are based on an online survey of builders and remodelers as represented in the membership data base of the National Association of Home Builders. A total of 249 responses are included, from 177 single-family builders and developers, 55 single-family remodelers, and 17 multifamily firms. More reliance on renewable energyAll types of renewable energy have grown more common. In the two-year period between 2013 and 2015, the percentage of projects with photovoltaics (PV) jumped from 12% to 19%, but the real growth appears still to be in the future. Houses equipped with PV will grow to 48% of the market by 2018, builders and remodelers said, while solar hot water heating would increase to 41%, and ground-source heating equipment would rise to 52% of their projects.More than 20% of the builders surveyed said they had built a net-zero or net-zero ready home, and 58% of the builders who report 90% or more of their projects are green are doing net-zero or net-zero ready construction.The interest in renewables seems driven by practicality: while 81% of buyers 55 and older were judged to be influenced by energy efficiency, only 8% of those in that age bracket gave much weight to a reduced carbon footprint. By contrast, 12% of those aged 18-35 considered a reduced carbon footprint influential, builders said. Banking on baby boomers“Mature” homebuyers, those 55 and older, pay closer attention to energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and durability in housing than younger home buyers, the report says. But the millennial generation may eventually catch up.“The baby boomer generation is large and relatively affluent, which supports a strongergreen market currently, but there are also indications that demand may grow among millennials,” the report says.For for now, the baby boomers are in the driver’s seat. For example, 81% of buyers over the age of 36 consider energy efficiency an influential factor, compared with 70% of buyers between the ages of 18 and 35. Sixty-seven percent of those 55 or older think that a healthier indoor living environment is important, compared with 55% of those aged 36-54 and only 49% of those in the 18-to-35 age bracket. Durability? Seventy-two percent of those 55 and up think its important; 47% of the 18-to-35 year olds would agree.The relative wealth of older home buyers may help explain why builders plan more green projects in the years ahead even as more of them believe that green building costs more. In 2011, a Dodge report found that 58% of builders responding to a survey thought that green building cost at least 5% more than conventional construction. That grew to 60% in a 2014 survey, and to 77% in the most recent report.But the disparity in income between different age groups was only part of it. The study also found that older buyers had more experience with houses, and the more they knew about high-performance features the more likely they were to consider those features when making buying decisions.Builders and remodelers said that 83% of home buyers would be willing to spend more for a healthier home, and the number of buyers willing to spend 5% to 10% more for a green home rose from 26% in 2011 to 33% this year. Still, costs remain a concern.“The issue of cost must be addressed by the industry in order to see the full potential of the green market achieved,” the authors said, “especially as consumers have the expectation that a new home is green and therefore may not be willing to pay a premium for that level of performance.”last_img read more

North Korea Demands Return of Cargo Ship Seized by US

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license North Korea has demanded the immediate return of its cargo ship that was seized by the U.S. authorities earlier in May 2019.A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea said that the U.S. committed “an unlawful and outrageous act” of dispossessing the country’s cargo ship by forcibly taking it to Samoa.North Korea said that the vessel was linked to the “sanctions resolutions” of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and its domestic “sanctions acts”, being imposed against the DPRK.The sanctions resolutions which the U.S. has employed as one of the grounds for the dispossession of the cargo ship, “have flagrantly infringed upon the sovereignty of our state, and therefore, we have categorically rejected and condemned the whole of them all along,” the Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.The U.S. Department of Justice seized the North Korean bulker Wise Honest for allegedly violating U.S. and United Nations sanctions by illicitly shipping coal from North Korea.The authorities filed a civil forfeiture complaint against the 17,061-ton vessel that was also supposedly used to deliver heavy machinery to North Korea.last_img read more

Power demand peaks at night this summer

first_imgNew Delhi: The power demand in Delhi this summer peaked at night with “cooling load” due to the use of AC, coolers and fans contributing to maximum consumption of electricity. Data from Delhi’s state load dispatch centre (SLDC) shows that on 90 days between May and August, the city’s power demand peaked during night. “Contrary to popular perception that higher day temperatures require more power consumption, Delhi’s power demand is increasingly peaking during the night hours mainly because of cooling load,” a discom official said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi’s peak power demand has increased by over 250 per cent since 2002, when it was 2,879 MW. It clocked an all-time high of 7,409 MW on July 2 this year, according to the data. “Cooling load is the main factor behind the increase in Delhi’s power load. In fact, according to estimates, almost around 50 per cent of Delhi’s power demand in summers is because of the cooling load of ACs, coolers and fans,” the official said. Air conditioning can account for up to 30-50 per cent of annual energy cost of a company or households. During summers, Delhi’s power demand peaked during night on 89 days — 19 in May, 18 in June, 24 in July and 28 days in August, the data shows. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn fact, even on July 2, when Delhi’s demand clocked an all-time high of 7,409 MW, power demand in South and West Delhi first made an all-time high record on 3,159 MW in the afternoon only to again breach it during the night (3,189 MW), discom officials said. In BSES discom BRPL’s area of South and West Delhi, the power demand peaked at night on 115 days — 26 in May, 29 in June, 29 in July and all 31 days in August. In East and Central Delhi, covered by another BSES discom BYPL, the power demand peaked at night on 97 days — 22 days in May, 24 days in June, 22 days in July and 29 days in August. In case of of North Delhi supplied by TPDDL, the power demand peaked at night on 52 days — 10 (May), 13 (June), 14 (July) and 15 (August), officials added.last_img read more

Glastonbury Festival Founder Honored With Music Industry Trusts Award

first_imgMichael Eavis CBE, creator of the much-loved and world-famous Glastonbury Festival, was recently honored with the 23rd Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS).The Award, presented by Lars Ulrich (Metallica), was in recognition of Michael Eavis’s outstanding contribution to the UK’s live music industry and many charitable causes.The evening was hosted by Glastonbury regular Jo Whiley and guests were treated to live performances from Rudimental, Nick Mulvey and a stunning three song finale by Florence + The Machine.Coldplay, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Kasabian and Dolly Parton were amongst those that paid tribute to Michael Eavis.Over 1200 guests attended this charity event which is in aid of Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Performing Arts & Technology School. The Music Industry Trusts Award is sponsored by Spotify, PPL, Ingenious Media and Live Nation.Michael Eavis said: “After crawling through a hole in the hedge to take a peep at Freddie Bannister’s Bath Blues Festival in 1970, I can’t believe that 44years of semi-controlled chaos has led to me receiving this prestigious award. Thank you all so much.”The many artist tributes to Micheal Eavis told their own stories of playing Glastonbury and what the opportunity had meant to them.Lily Allen: “Your Festival is literally better than Christmas… I get that same feeling in my gut that I did on Christmas Eve as a kid but for the whole week leading up to that last weekend in June. I love you, you have made the world a bearable place.”Dolly Parton – “We think you’re IT!!! I mean, Glastonbury – what else is there??!”Damon Albarn: “I’d like to thank you for your husbandry of the musical health of the British Isles and far further afield.”Ellie Goulding: “I won’t ever forget my first Glastonbury performance, there was a different kind of magic in the air to anything I had performed at before, it seemed like a defining moment in my career and I thank Michael for believing in me and letting me be there. I want to congratulate Michael on the colossal amount he has achieved with Glastonbury and its legacy – keeping music alive with the most exciting festival in the world – long may it continue!”Rudimental: “Hard to explain how grateful we are to Michael. To perform at Glastonbury, especially the Pyramid stage, was literally a dream for us as kids…we’ve played so many festivals around the world but none of them even compare to what Michael Eavis has created.”Coldplay: “Thanks you for the incredible experiences you’ve given us and so many others”.The Music Industry Trusts Award, now in its 23rd year has raised £5 million for Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust. It has earned its respected place in the entertainment industry due to the great names that have held this honour: Sir George Martin, Ahmet Ertegun, Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Lucian Grainge CBE, John Barry OBE, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue OBE, Sir Harvey Goldsmith, Jools Holland OBE, Gary Barlow OBE and Annie Lennox OBE.The Award was founded to recognise outstanding achievement in the UK music industry as well as to benefit the charitable work of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust.The Award is unique because it recognises the outstanding contribution that an individual has made to British music and the British music industry. This recognition is more than about an individual’s success in music, it also reflects how the honouree has used – over the course of a career – his (or her) achievements and influence to benefit and inspire others.The Award evening has become renowned for its magic moments, with unique live performances.Source:Nordoff Robbinslast_img read more

All Clear for Bahamas Residents call it unforgettable

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 7, 2016 –  In our continuing coverage of the effect of Hurricane Matthew on The Bahamas, we were late last night investigating the frightening reports that children were among those drowning in Pinder’s Point, a southern community in Grand Bahama; an area devastated by storm surges in both 2004 hurricanes and in 2005s Hurricane Wilma.In the wee hours of the morning, Magnetic Media did speak to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force command in Nassau, where it was only revealed that there has been no call for help.  Tammi Mitchell at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Freeport, Grand Bahama said they had heard the cry for help for Pinder’s Point but with the storm still being so ferocious, they could not go into that community to verify the report or to execute a rescue.  Earlier, Mitchell said Defense Force, Police and Bahamas Air and Sea Rescue or BASRA were all on stand-by; ready to assist when it is safe to do so.We can tell you that door to door ‘get out of dodge’ campaigns featuring disaster management officials, government agents, local  government representatives and the RBDF were vigorous in these vulnerable districts.  Many heeded, but all did not and it may be that they have put both themselves and their children in grave danger.Hurricane Matthew is passed Grand Bahama now but the island is still being lashed by the storm with tropical storm force winds which extend 185 miles from center.  Despite some news of it circulating that two teens died in Elizabeth Estates in Nassau, there is still no deaths reported for The Bahamas said NEMA early this morning.  The northwest Bahamas remains under Hurricane warning. Related Items:last_img read more