Perdue Says NAFTA Benefits Canada More Than U.S.

first_img Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue talked with Fox Business about some of America’s grievances with Canada being outlined in the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Perdue said past trade deals lacked enforcement, so the president is sending a message to Mexico and Canada. “He’s serious about trade deficits,” Perdue stated. “He’s serious about keeping jobs in the U.S.,” Perdue said NAFTA benefits Canada more than America in several different areas. “The Canadian dairy management supply program is overproducing product,” he stated, “depressing milk solid prices around the world. There’s a wine issue in British Columbia. They aren’t letting our wines out front where customers can choose. There are poultry access issues, too.” Perdue said there are several things like this that were left out of the first NAFTA agreement that are creating access issues in Canada.Trump was outspoken against NAFTA during his presidential campaign, saying that the agreement has treated U.S. workers unfairly and has negatively impacted America’s manufacturing sector.Source: NAFB News Service Perdue Says NAFTA Benefits Canada More Than U.S. Previous articleU.S./Indiana Corn Supply Mostly Unchanged in Latest USDA ReportNext article Indiana Dept. of Agriculture launches conservation ‘one-stop’ NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Says NAFTA Benefits Canada More Than U.S. SHARE By NAFB News Service – Oct 12, 2017 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Aer Lingus extends Lanzarote service

first_imgNewsAer Lingus extends Lanzarote serviceBy John Keogh – August 22, 2013 1013 Print Twitter Linkedin Facebook AER Lingus is to expand its winter Lanzarote service from Shannon with a weekly flight running from October 26 to March 29.The latest expansion follows a significant rise in Shannon’s passenger numbers during the summer season.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Airport described the move as “a very welcome step in strengthening winter sun destinations from Shannon”.The new Aer Lingus service will provide an additional 8,000 seats over the winter season and is set to significantly enhance capacity to what is one of the most popular winter sun destinations for Irish holidaymakers.Shannon Airport chief executive Neil Pakey said that having winter season services to Lanzarote is a positive development for passengers.“We are delighted with this latest Aer Lingus commitment on its services at Shannon, especially as it comes so soon after the recent announcement of increased frequency to Boston and New York next year.“We have just had a great summer and a lot of people will be yearning for the sun again once we hit into the darker months of the year. There is no better place to find it than in Lanzarote.”Last month Aer Lingus announced that its existing Boston and JFK New York flights will operate daily next year resulting in an increase of 50,000 passengers for Shannon’s transatlantic capacity. Email TAGSAer LingusMusic LimerickShannon airport One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Shannon Group statement on the Aer Lingus decision to close its Shannon Airport base Advertisement Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Previous articleNew season & New Kit for Munster RugbyNext articleWeekend Sporting tips with Paddy Power John Keogh Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins last_img read more

Carroll Officials Warn Of Car Break-Ins

first_imgStock Image.FREWSBURG – Town of Carroll officials are urging residents to lock their vehicles and not to store valuables in them following a few break-ins over the weekend.“There were a few (break-ins). There weren’t a lot. It was predominantly on Howard Street in the Town of Carroll and on Falconer Street,” Town Supervisor Russell Payne said.“There were several break-ins. The consoles were ransacked,” he said.Payne expressed surprise that people need to be reminded not to keep valuables in their vehicles and to lock their vehicles at night. He said Police Chief Bill Nelson and his department are investigating the incidents.“People get complacent. We don’t have a lot of crime in the Town of Carroll,” Payne explained.“A lot of it I think is younger offenders. There’s not a lot to do and not a lot going on,” he said. “And as we see the COVID-19 going on, people are bored.”Simply bringing valuables into the home and locking vehicles would solve the problem, he said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cech dismisses talk of player revolt

first_imgPetr Cech has played down suggestions that Chelsea’s players criticised boss Andre Villas-Boas in front of club owner Roman Abramovich.The Russian billionaire’s recent training-ground presence has increased speculation that Villas-Boas’ position is under threat.And senior players are believed to have voiced concerns about the manager’s tactics at a meeting attended by Abramovich in the wake of the 2-0 defeat at Everton two-and-a-half weeks ago.AdChoices广告However, Blues goalkeeper Cech said: “Everyone has been talking about a meeting between the team and Abramovich, but the truth is elsewhere and the picture of that meeting was distorted.“The club is under constant media pressure. That’s the problem. There is a lot of speculation and nonsense, but we have to live with that.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New changes coming this semester to USG elections

first_imgThe 2016 election will be the first to allow Undergraduate Student Government members to vocally support any president-vice presidential ticket or senatorial candidate and candidates will no longer carry commuter, greek or residential designations.The spring semester marks another round of USG elections. However, this year’s election, which begins on Jan. 28, will feature some notable changes.“Prior to this election, student government members weren’t able to support or endorse candidates at all,” USG President Rini Sampath said. “This year’s student government members will be speaking out and some might even go as far as to endorse some members publicly.”Co-Director of Elections and Recruitment Logan Dallas, who penned the revision, said the decision was popular among USG members, many of whom expressed frustration with not being able to voice their support for candidates based on their own experiences serving in student government.“Typically a lot of people running have experience working in USG and the people they work with know them pretty well and know their qualifications,” Dallas said. “It was pretty well-supported.”Though individual USG members will be allowed to vocally back candidates, they will still be barred from working on any candidate’s campaign. Additionally, all USG committees and assemblies, such as Program Board or the Political Student Assembly, will not be allowed to formally endorse any ticket or candidate.With the change in designations, current Residential Sen. Aaron Rifkind said that he is confident the Senate will be able to find a balance in representation without the assigned constituencies.“I think it’s going to shake itself out and that ultimately there will still be a decent balance among students,” Rifkind said. “It’s the first year we’ve done this, so we’re going to see how it works out.”According to Dallas, this election season marks an unprecedented number of students who have expressed interest in running in the Senate race, particularly among the freshmen class. Whereas all 12 of last year’s Senate seats were uncontested, each seat is expected to be competitive this year.Sampath attributed the heightened interest in student government to the popularity of last semester’s campus-wide discussions, ranging from diversity to college affordability.“I think we had the most engaged semester this campus has seen in terms of student government and the general student body,” Sampath said. “We had the most packed Senate meetings, we had students coming to us with different initiatives and ideas — visibility was so high.”Last semester, USG partnered with other campus organizations such as the Women’s Student Assembly and the Panhellenic Council to encourage more women to run for office. Though the number of female applicants to run in the upcoming election didn’t see a noticeable change from years past, Sampath said she is hopeful that continued efforts to encourage women to run will inspire growth in future elections.“There are a lot of empowerment organizations for women — like the greek sororities — but we often don’t see members of these large female groups going for office whereas we may see a lot of members of these large male organizations running for office,” Sampath said. “I’m all for learning and understanding why that is the case and I wonder if we have more conversations within those type of circles maybe we can actually find the answer.”Sampath said she hopes this election will see more representation among spring admits and transfer students, some of whom she says have reached out to her expressing interest in getting involved with student government.Popular issues such as college affordability, diversity and mental health were among the many topics to dominate last semester’s campus conversations. Rifkind anticipates that many of these issues will continue to gain traction in the spring.“The Campus Climate resolution was a step in the right direction, but I think students are still wanting a bit more out of the administration in terms diversity,” Rifkind said. “I still think typical issues like improving campus dining, bike rules on Trousdale and even the smaller things that Senate usually works on alongside bigger issues are still going to remain popular.”As USG transitions to newly elected leadership later this semester, Sampath encouraged students leaders to serve as advocates for the student body.“It’s our job to advocate for students and that means taking a stand and having an opinion on things that may not feel like the most popular or likeable idea at the moment,” Sampath said. “The only way we’re going to be able to create change is if we use our voices and the platforms that we have to speak out.”Voting will take place between Feb. 9 and 11.last_img read more