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Donald Trump takes credit for China slowdown

first_imgChinese GDP climbed 6.2 per cent in the three months to the end of June, official figures showed today, falling from 6.4 per cent in the first quarter. It marked the lowest quarterly rate of growth since records began in 1992. Tags: Donald Trump An IMF study released in May showed that the tariff revenue collection “has been borne almost entirely” by US importers. Gregory Daco, chief US economist at Oxford Economics, said in May that “the higher prices on the import side” are “passed on to consumers or to businesses via higher input costs or via final goods that are more expensive”. Share US President Donald Trump has claimed that his tariffs are damaging China’s economy after its growth slowed to a 27-year low. China’s 2nd Quarter growth is the slowest it has been in more than 27 years. The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries. Thousands of companies are leaving. This is why China wants to make a deal….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019 The Trump administration ratcheted up tariffs on $250bn of Chinese exports to the US from 10 per cent to 25 per cent in May. Monday 15 July 2019 12:42 pm “The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries,” Trump tweeted. Donald Trump says his trade war tariffs are ‘major factor’ in China slowdown Economists have also called into question Trump’s argument that China pays for the tariffs. Read more: Oil falls for second day as US-China trade war bites Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndo “In both cases those tend to hurt the US economy and not the Chinese economy,” he said. Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist at Capital Economics, said that while exports decreased in June, “waning global demand” and a “renewed domestic slowdown” were factors in the low growth. According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the country is also likely to face continued “downward pressure” going into the second half of this year. whatsapp whatsapp WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a “Presidential Social Media Summit” in the East Room of the White House July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted a group of his political allies to discuss “social media.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) While there is evidence that US companies are looking to leave China, this is largely due to rising labour costs, economists have said. He added: “We are receiving Billions of Dollars in Tariffs from China, with possibly much more to come. These Tariffs are paid for by China devaluing & pumping, not by the U.S. taxpayer!” Harry Robertson Read more: China growth slows to 27-year lowlast_img read more

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The man at the center of the secret OxyContin files

first_imgHealthThe man at the center of the secret OxyContin files Leave this field empty if you’re human: Richard Sackler trained to be a doctor but detoured from that profession to work at the family business. His father, Raymond, was one of three brothers who founded Purdue in 1952. Among the children of the three siblings, Richard Sackler appears to have had the most direct involvement in operating the Stamford, Conn.-based company.Sackler graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1971 and is licensed to practice medicine in New York and Connecticut. His Connecticut license lists him as a physician and surgeon, although there is little public information about the extent that he practiced medicine. He did his postgraduate training at Hartford Hospital in the internal medicine unit. At one time, he was a board member of the American Medical Association. Please enter a valid email address. He began working for the company as assistant to the president in 1971 and was named president in 1999 before becoming cochairman of the board in 2003. During his time at Purdue, he oversaw the research department that developed products like OxyContin and managed the sales and marketing unit. His name appears on several company patents.In 2001, as reports of OxyContin abuse spread across the country, Richard Blumenthal, then the Connecticut attorney general and now a US senator, wrote directly to Sackler urging him to “completely overhaul and reform” Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin. The Blumenthal exchange is a topic likely to have been discussed during Sackler’s deposition. Sackler may also have been asked what he and other executives knew about the addictive properties of OxyContin and of any efforts by sales staff to downplay those when pushing doctors to prescribe the powerful opioid.advertisement Tags opioidsOxyContin Related: Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Kentucky judge orders release of secret OxyContin records sought by STAT A Kentucky judge’s order to unseal secret OxyContin records is putting the spotlight on a wealthy, publicity-averse doctor whose testimony about the marketing of the addictive pain pill is the most prized document in the court files.Dr. Richard Sackler, a board member and past president of Purdue Pharma, belongs to the family that controls the privately held company, which many blame for helping spark the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. He was deposed last year by the Kentucky attorney general’s office as part of a state lawsuit alleging that Purdue illegally marketed the potent opioid painkiller OxyContin.What Sackler said in that deposition is the subject of extraordinary interest because it is believed to be the first time a member of the Sackler family has been questioned under oath about OxyContin marketing and because of the central role Richard Sackler played at the company over three decades.advertisement Privacy Policy The deposition is one of several sealed documents that a Kentucky judge on Wednesday ordered to be released to the public at the request of STAT. Purdue said it will appeal the ruling, and the documents are being withheld pending the outcome of an appeal. Molly Ferguson for STAT By David Armstrong May 12, 2016 Reprints Related: STAT goes to court to unseal records of OxyContin maker He is an advisor and benefactor to several elite universities. At Yale University, where he and his brother endowed the Richard and Jonathan Sackler Professorship in Medicine, Sackler has served on leadership boards. He is listed as a member of the Board of Overseers for the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, which houses the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. He is an advisor to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology cancer research center and has a long affiliation with the Rockefeller University genetics lab as an adjunct professor.He is on the scientific advisory board of Verastem, a company developing cancer treatments, along with several prominent researchers from Harvard, Yale, MIT, and elsewhere.Recently, he teamed up with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other well-known investors to fund Silk Therapeutics, a Massachusetts-based biotech that has patented a silk protein it uses in a skin-care line and that plans to expand the business to medical applications. Sackler made the investment through his family’s New York-based investment fund, called Summer Road, operated by his son David. Richard Sackler, 71, moves among elite circles of scientists, researchers, and investors and rarely speaks at public events. Even photographs of him are difficult to find. The Sackler family, in general, has avoided public discussion of OxyContin or the drug’s role in helping hook Americans on opioids. The Purdue website makes little mention of Richard Sackler or other family members.All of the company’s profits — totaling billions of dollars alone from OxyContin — go to Sackler family trusts and entities. Nine members of the family are on the Purdue board. The family name has been highlighted and celebrated in the world of philanthropy, where the extended Sackler family has donated hundreds of millions of dollars. Museums, hospitals, and other institutions across the world carry the Sackler name as a result. These include the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London; the Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum, and the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel.last_img read more

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Applications open for Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help businesses in need

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Local businesses struggle to hire staff amid ongoing pandemic April 23, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments State Representative’s bill protects small at-home businesses from license fees March 9, 2021 AdvertisementDuring the first 21 days of the application being open, the Small Business Administration will only process and fund priority group applications. You meet the eligibility requirements for priority groups if the following apply:A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one of more individuals who are women, or veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.Economically disadvantaged individuals are those socially disadvantaged individuals whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit opportunities as compared to others in the same business area who are not socially disadvantaged. FLORIDA – Restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food and beverage industry businesses can apply for economic relief starting Monday to help with any losses they may have had during the pandemic.As part of the American Rescue Plan, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund allows eligible businesses to apply for up to $10 million for pandemic-related revenue loss and no more than $5 million per physical location.The funds do not have to be paid back as long as those funds are used by March 2023.Click here to access a grant application. Changes made to Paycheck Protection Program to help reach smaller businesses February 22, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: pandemic reliefrestaurantsmall business Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Restaurant offering free burgers for a year… with a catch April 20, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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First Look: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

first_img The new Redeye achieves some of its performance benchmarks from lessons learned with the Demon, a car that sold out the day it became available for order at $109,000. Second-hand Demons are now commanding almost twice that figure. Like the Demon, the Redye gets a supercharged 6.2-litre Hemi V8, mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission. It gets 25 major component upgrades, including a larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, a high-speed valvetrain, and improved fuel injection and lubrication systems.Compared with the standard SRT Hellcat, the Redeye’s supercharged high-output engine features the largest factory supercharger of any production car at 2.7 litres. At full throttle, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s engine consumes 5.4 litres of fuel every minute – enough to drain the fuel tank in just under 11 minutes. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack can now be optioned with the widebody formerly limited to Hellcat cars. The kit adds 8.8 centimetres to the overall width, which should help improve handling and braking to the naturally aspirated muscle car. At the track, larger six-piston Brembo front brakes, wider wheels and tires, and suspension upgrades featured on the Scat Pack 392 Widebody equate to 2 second faster lap times, or approximately 12 car lengths at a 3.3-kilometre road course, compared with the non-Widebody Challenger Scat Pack. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack WidebodyDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RedeyeDerek McNaughton, Driving ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” CHELSEA, MI — Somebody call Sergio Marchionne. Somebody needs to urgently let the CEO of FCA know the people in charge of Dodge have gotten hold of the keys to the high-performance lockers and are running completely wild. How else to explain the newest Challenger, the 2019 SRT Hellcat Redye with an eye-popping 797 horsepower?That is no typo. At 797 horsepower, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye becomes the most powerful mass produced V8 in the world now that the 840-horsepower atom splitter known as the Demon has finished its production run of 3,300 cars. With 707 lb.-ft. of torque, the new Redeye launches to 98 km/h in 3.4 seconds, eclipses the quarter mile 10.8 seconds and maxes out at 326 km/h. Perhaps NASA should be notified, too.Regular Hellcats — if the car can be even called “regular” — also get a power boost to 717 from 707 horsepower. Torque inches up 656 lb.-ft. from 650. But all Hellcats now get a functional, dual-snorkel hood that pays homage to the 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon, an era that seemed like the pinnacle of horsepower, but now, in retrospect, seems like pre-school to today’s staggering power. center_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSChallengerDodgeNewsPreview advertisement Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye  Derek McNaughton / Driving In addition to the new dual-snorkel hood, the Redeye receives enhanced badging and fourteen different exterior colours, including a new Triple Nickel silver. A variety of interior trim selections can be had over five interior colours. Production of the 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup starts at FCA’s Brampton plant in the fall of 2018, with vehicles starting to arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter. last_img read more

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Growing Cost of Health Care Highlighted by Barbados Opposition Leader

first_imgGrowing Cost of Health Care Highlighted by Barbados Opposition Leader Foreign AffairsMay 5, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Leader of the Opposition in Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, says health care has become one of the largest growing expenditures on budgets within the Caribbean region. “Caribbean governments will have to confront this reality,” Miss Mottley emphasised, as she addressed the Rural Electrification Pension Plan 20th anniversary dinner for employees, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on May 2. The Opposition Leader noted that diversification of risks and pooling of resources are absolutely critical in order to be able to keep the cost down for citizens. “The truth is that if we can come together to create a single market and economy, and if we have the same (insurance) companies in the north as we do in the south, then the issue of an appropriate level of regulation as well as cost structuring ought to be on the table, to ensure that access to healthcare through affordable health insurance premiums becomes one of the things with which our governments are primarily concerned,” Miss Mottley said. She added that insurance companies have a responsibility to work with the governments to see how best products can be pooled to ensure that Caribbean citizens are able to afford access, particularly in their elderly years when they are not earning an income, but living off a pension. Citing Sweden as an example where, irrespective of age, the basic premium for access to health insurance remains the same, Miss Mottley said the region has a duty to see how best it can give access to affordable health insurance to the five million people living in the English speaking Caribbean. “We need to see how best can we work with the established companies to be able to ensure that premiums become affordable by increasing the size of the number of persons who are covered,” she added. The Rural Electrification Programme (REP) will be renamed Jamaica Ener­gy Solutions Limited (JESL), and given a new mandate to develop renewable energy solutions. It has largely achieved its mandate, wiring 80,000 homes, and bringing Jamaica’s electrification rate to 98 per cent. The new entity will be charged with developing renewable energy solutions for those households more than three kilo­metres from the grid, to bring electrification to 100 per cent. It will also promote energy efficiency and conservation; and provide project management services for the design and implementation of energy solutions for major housing initiatives by agencies of the state, espe­cially where low-income earners are the targeted popula­tion for those housing solutions. Miss Mottley was introduced by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell. Contact Latonya Linton RelatedGrowing Cost of Health Care Highlighted by Barbados Opposition Leader RelatedGrowing Cost of Health Care Highlighted by Barbados Opposition Leadercenter_img RelatedGrowing Cost of Health Care Highlighted by Barbados Opposition Leader Advertisementslast_img read more

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Tytler strikes twice; Bishop Kearney shuts out Campbell-Savona

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Follow on Facebook Print This Post By Paul Gotham on October 21, 2017No Comment Subscribe by Email Tytler strikes twice; Bishop Kearney shuts out Campbell-Savona Connect on Linked incenter_img Share on Facebook TJ Tytler (10) tallied twice in Bishop Kearney’s 3-0 victory over Campbell-Savona in Class C2 action Saturday. (Photo: NOAH BRYANT)By PAUL GOTHAMThe halftime adjustment had little to do with strategy and more to do with mental approach. The change made all the difference.TJ Tytler netted a pair of goals, and the Bishop Kearney Kings defeated the Campbell-Savona Panthers, 3-0 in Section V Class C2 boys soccer action Saturday.Tytler connected in the first half on what would be the eventual game winner, but Kearney’s change in approach during the second stanza made it stand.“First half we just struggled to possess the ball,” the junior midfielder explained. “We didn’t make any tactical change. We brought it together and got composed.”The result was a series of opportunities in the second 40 minutes. Tytler converted early on a rebound.“Second half once we started possessing, they started chasing, started getting tired,” Tytler added. “They put their heads down and just started running. By that point we won the game mentally.”Fernando Furioso started the play with a cross from the left wing. Jordan Freed’s header attempt was turned away by Campbell-Savona goalkeeper, Nate Gleason. Matthew Giacovelli had the first rebound chance which appeared to clear the line before Gleason knocked it away again.Tytler followed from there.Bishop Kearney’s Evan Stevely works against Campbell-Savona’s Owen Jewell. (Photo: NOAH BRYANT)“I just had to put it in to make sure,” Tytler said. “I don’t know if it crossed the line the first time.”Yaak Awuok added an insurance tally in the 65th minute when the senior midfielder went near post with a volley from the left side of the 18-yard box.“Unlike the first half, in the second half we didn’t fall victim to a style of play that we’re not accustomed to,” assistant coach Bill McKee stated. “We were a little bit more composed. We were a little bit more patient.”Instead of giving into a back and forth game, Kearney’s offense found its rhythm and consistent offensive buildup.“We moved the ball around,” McKee noted. “We played the flanks. We created some opportunities that we didn’t have in the first half. We finished, and that’s the name of the game. Our composure helped us out a great deal in second half.”Campbell-Savona goalkeeper Nate Gleason tires to secure a cross. (Photo: NOAH BRYANT)Furioso set up Tytler’s first goal. Tytler leads Kearney with nine goals on the season.Kearney goalkeeper David Tierney notched his sixth shutout.BK (11-5-1) will play the winner of top-seeded Bloomfield vs. No. 9 seed Red Creek in Wednesday’s semi-final. The Kings last reached the semi-finals in 2015 when they eventually advanced to the finals before losing to Geneseo in overtime, 2-1. Kearney shared the 2010 Class CC title with East Rochester.  Bishop Kearney Kings, David Tierney, Fernando Furioso, Nate Gleason Tytler strikes twice; Bishop Kearney shuts out Campbell-Savona added by Paul Gotham on October 21, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Add to Google+ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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Police Pay A Priority In Atlanta’s Budget Discussions

first_img Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories 0:53 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility The Atlanta City Council meets Monday to work out the city budget. One key sticking point? How much to pay city employees — especially, police officers.The Atlanta police union has been complaining for years about low pay. (Also here.) Ken Allen is with the International Brotherhood of Police Officers and a 30-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department. He said this year feels different.“Because of our vacancies and because of the lack of ability to recruit and retain right now, I think City Council realizes that we are getting to a drastic measure,” he said.The union has proposed raising the $40,000 starting salary to $52,000, raising the maximum pay threshold from $55,000 to $64,500 and making officers eligible to top out in pay after nine years, rather than the current 15 years.Council member Howard Shook, chair of the finance/executive committee, said council members have asked the mayor’s office to find money for a pay increase.“There’s a general consensus that that has to be addressed in this budget more forcefully than the initial draft suggested,” he said. “I think everyone at this point is working to do something of a more structural nature. In other words: a pay increase.”“I think the first priority right now is making sure that we do something in this budget that stems the tide of us losing officers and can keep the ones that we have on the streets,” City Council President Felicia Moore said.The mayor’s first budget proposed one-time, $1,000 bonuses for police officers. Of those bonuses, Allen said: “That was going to do nothing for us.”He said after that announcement, other officers reached out to tell the union they were applying for other jobs. He said they felt “that was not enough, and they didn’t feel valued in the city so they were looking for employment elsewhere.”Atlanta’s human resources commissioner said in May that the police department is 17 percent vacant.last_img read more

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With No Grocery Store In His County, A Rural Ga. Restaurant Owner Steps In

first_img1:54 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Share Around Christmas two years ago, the Piggly Wiggly shut down in Crawford County, just west of Macon.“It’s been tough, man. It’s hard to function,” said Dan Hudson, a longtime resident.The Piggly Wiggly was the only grocery store in the county, he said.After it closed, Hudson estimated revenue at the local Dollar General probably quadrupled.“You could never find a parking spot,” he said. “You have lines going halfway back in the store.”The Dollar General needed to expand, and people hoped it would start to sell fresh produce, said Hudson, but that didn’t happen.With the next closest grocery store 30 minutes away, Hudson felt bad for elderly folks who couldn’t make the drive, as well as people with low incomes.“If you go that far, you want to make it worth your while, and you want to buy a month’s worth of food. Some people can’t afford that all at one time,” he said.So, Hudson decided to start selling extra produce at the barbecue restaurant he owns.Hudson’s BBQ is one of a handful of restaurants in Crawford County, Georgia. (Courtesy of Dan Hudson)He gets the fruits and vegetables from a wholesaler and said he sells them for just a little profit.Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, mushrooms and lemons are some of the fresh produce Hudson offers.Obesity And Lack Of Access To Fresh Produce The number of adults in the U.S. who are obese is on the rise, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.A pair of new studies show obesity is most prevalent in rural areas, even if a higher number of people may be obese in cities.Increasing access to healthy foods may prevent obesity, according to the CDC.But it can be especially hard to get fresh fruits and vegetables in rural areas, said Danah Craft, executive director of the Georgia Food Bank Association.“Yes, there are food deserts in urban areas,” Craft said. “But more transportation options that can help people get where they need to go.”Craft said many parts of rural Georgia lack a grocery store, and regular access to fresh produce. This can increase health care costs and discourage new businesses from moving in, she said.Republican leadership in the Georgia Legislature has said addressing problems in rural parts of the state is a priority. Special Senate and House committees have traveled around Georgia to discuss issues like rural broadband, health care and economic development.During the 2018 legislative session, lawmakers passed a few bills aimed at improving internet and health care access in rural areas, for example.“I have not seen any kind of work around trying to create incentives for food or grocery stores,” Craft said.Hudson, the restaurant owner, said he hasn’t thought about how what he’s doing might make the county healthier. But, people have thanked him for the produce.Business is slow right now, according to Hudson, because a handful of seasonal produce stands are open.Come fall, however, he expects his grocery business will be back to normal. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

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ACWA Power and Silk Road Fund cement partnership agreement

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Paddy Padmanathan, Chief Executive Officer of ACWA Power, commented in a statement: “After announcing the agreement last year, we are very proud and pleased to have completed the transaction today. Our partnership with the Silk Road Fund is a testament to the robust relations between Saudi Arabia and China. Our collaboration will enhance ACWA Power’s ambitious growth plans in the renewables sector in MENA, Africa, Asia and Central Asia.” Read more news on:ACWA PowerSilk Road Fund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This is the third successful collaboration between ACWA Power and the Silk Road Fund. Previously, both companies invested in two flagship UAE based projects: 2,400MW Hassyan clean coal power plant; and the 950MW Hybrid CSP and PV fourth phase of MBR Solar Park which will power 320,000 residential homes. Finance and Policy The platform capitalises on the rapidly growing potential for renewable energy in emerging markets and currently owns ACWA Power’s concentrated solar power, photovoltaic solar, and wind assets across the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco, yielding an aggregate power capacity of 1,668MW. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter ACWA Power RenewCo is ACWA Power’s renewable energy platform that currently owns a number of its existing renewable energy projects. TAGSACWA PowerSilk Road Fund Previous articleSAYNPS proposes different nuclear plan for DMRE considerationNext articleFirst geothermal independent power producer in Ethiopia Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. “Having the Silk Road Fund as a partner is a strategic step for us in supporting the economic transformation envisioned by the Belt and Road initiative as well as Saudi Arabia’s forward-looking Vision 2030. This partnership reaffirms ACWA Power’s strong commitment to contributing to the green development of the regions with its reliable financial stability, cementing the company’s position as an attractive investment partner to stakeholders, locally and globally,” said Rajit Nanda, Chief Investment Officer at ACWA Power. ACWA Power has announced the completion of the transaction to introduce Silk Road Fund as a partner and a 49% shareholder in ACWA Power Renewable Energy Holding Ltd (ACWA Power RenewCo). BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation Featured image: Stock last_img read more

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Country folks don’t like to waste

first_img Country folks don’t like to wasteMarch 26, 2019Mark CarpenterColumns, Opinion0 By Rick Houser-A few days ago my wife and I were out on a drive and we passed a farm and in front of the farm was a horse-drawn moldboard plow, and fastened to it on a metal pole was their mailbox. I pointed to it and she nodded because this was something new at the end of that driveway but for us it was a sight we have seen for many years spread around the countryside.Over the past couple of decades many farmers and people who have built and moved into the country have decided that to give the place a rustic first appearance an old piece of horse-drawn farm equipment makes a great base for a mailbox and says to the passersby. “Hey you are in the country!” I don’t really know just how the trend of using the old farm equipment began, but I have a good guess.When agriculture moved from horsepower that ate hay to horsepower that burned gasoline and diesel fuel there was much more than just changing out the horses for the tractor. The tractor was just the start of what became as big a change in farming as there had been since the Industrial Revolution. By using a tractor to work in the fields the farmer didn’t have to rest his horses when they got tired, he would just pour in some more gasoline and continue. This meant he could farm more acres and raise more crops and at least on paper, earn more money. But there was one snag that might have been overlooked.That snag was that farm equipment that the horse pulled didn’t convert over to being hitched up to the tractor. Yes, some of the items could be converted to work with the tractor but seldom did it work smoothly so the farmer had to buy the equipment that was designed to hook up to the tractor and one piece of equipment at a time and the old horse-drawn tools were pushed to the back of the shed or barn and for the most part forgotten. This old equipment really didn’t serve a use or a purpose any more but the farmer being a man who wasted not, held on to it.Years passed and the old equipment began to rust and with all this new equipment coming to the farm, space was running out. Something had to be done, but take it to the holler and push it in? Nope the farmer wouldn’t go that far. I don’t know who was the first and I doubt we ever will know but a farmer pulled his old kick rake out by the road and secured it in a place and mounted a mail box on the side or end of it so that the mail carrier could put mail in the box without any trouble. It was a different look for sure and wouldn’t you have just loved to have been there to see the look on the face of the mail carrier? I am sure he looked in his rule book to see if this was legal and when he found no rule against the use of farm equipment being used, he delivered the mail.As time passed, word got around that a furrowing plow could become a base for a mail box and then a cultivator and even the old mowing machine. Not every farmer thought this the answer but if you wanted to do this and you paid him at least the scrap value for his old plow, he would put you in business. Some folks just placed the item out by the road and thought it looked good. That could be questionable but some folks would get real creative and give the drivers by a scene to go with the implement. For example, I saw an old cultivator and the owner had planted morning glories under it so that it would grow up through the cultivator and take it over and the blooms of the morning glory kind of reminded the passer by that the purpose of the cultivator was to eliminate weeds and not let them take over. There was thought put into this.Please don’t let me lead you into thinking that every farmer used this method to put an outdated implement to use and no, this didn’t remove all of the farm equipment either. It did however allow many pieces of equipment to go out with a reason for being. It truly is hard to go out in a better way.Some years you will see more of them and some years less but still to this day it is still a way to display horse- drawn farm equipment. A couple of weeks ago I even saw an old metal crank well housing being used and that for me was a first. But tell me the last time you saw a crank well pump being used at all.As you travel the rural areas of the country look around and you will once in a while still see these old equipment items on display. You see the farmers and those who moved to the country like to show you that is exactly where you are- in the country. Farmers are very proud that they are there and that you are looking at where they are because they are proud to be who they are.What once raised and harvested our crops and fed the world but then became outdated, have at least one more time become an item with a purpose. To be shoved to the back of the barn or even worse just pulled out in back of the barn and left to rust away just doesn’t seem right does it? It is safe to say that when you are out on a drive don’t be too surprised if it looks like the mailman is putting the farmer’s mail into an old corn planter. The mailman is just doing his job. The corn planter now has a new job and it is doing it well.Rick Houser grew up on a farm near Moscow in Clermont County and loves to share stories about his youth and other topics. If you would like to read more of his writings he has two books for sale “There are Places to remember” and “Memories ARE From the Heart.” For more information he can be contacted at [email protected] or mail him at P.O. Box 213 Bethel. Ohio 45106. 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