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

Campaign group says promises must be delivered to Sligo General Hospital

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – March 2, 2011 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook The group campaigning for the return of cancer services to Sligo General Hospital has called on party’s who promised to do so prior to the election, to furfil that promise.The group says Labour has committed to make Sligo General the 8th centre of excellence while Sinn Fein and Fine Gael have committed to making the hospital a satellite of Galway.The issue proved divisive in North Donegal in the run up to the election with concerns being expressed that such a move would lead to a downgrading of services in Letterkenny.Deidre O’Sullivan, spokesperson for ‘Save our Cancer Services’, says firm committments were given to Sligo, which is the local hospital for many in South Donegal,  and they must now be delivered:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/deid830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterestcenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleFeasibility study into Raphoe flooding to begin in MayNext articleLegislation on how business premises are valued must change – Cllr Gallagher News Highland Twitter Facebook Campaign group says promises must be delivered to Sligo General Hospitallast_img read more

Eric Petersen & More Start Performances in School of Rock

first_imgEric Petersen School of Rock – The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 View Commentscenter_img Related Shows From November 7, comedic actor Eric Petersen and more will pledge allegiance to the band in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest Main Stem hit School of Rock—The Musical. Petersen is set to replace Tony nominee Alex Brightman in the role of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn as the show moves into its second year.Petersen has been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in national tours, most notably as Shrek in Shrek: The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. On TV, Petersen played Arlo Barth on TVLand’s Kristie and has been seen on Disney Channel’s Jessie, Pair of Kings and Kirby Buckets.The Kid Band, who perform Lloyd Webber’s score live at every performance, will include new cast members Rachel Katzke as Katie the bass player and Walden Sullivan as Lawrence the keyboardist, along with returning cast members, Brandon Niederauer as Zack the guitarist and Raghav Mehrotra as Freddy on drums. Additionally, Olivia Chun will assume the role of super serious band manager Summer, Steven Booth will take on the role of Ned, Annabelle Wachtel will play Marcy, Terrance Bell, Jr. will play Mason, Chloe Bryan will play Madison, and Ellie Kim will join the cast as a swing.The new class of School of Rock also features Will Blum as the Dewey alternate, Jenn Gambatese as Rosalie Mullins, Becky Gulsvig as Patty, Bobbi MacKenzie as Tomika, and Luca Padovan as Billy. The adult ensemble includes Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, John Arthur Greene, Joel Waggoner, Merritt David Janes, Nehal Joshi, Lulu Lloyd, Jaygee Macapugay, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O’Neill, Morgan Rose, Jesse Swimm, Josh Tower, and J. Michael Zygo. The kid’s ensemble features Paul Luke Bonenfant, Ava Della Pietra, Gabby Gutierrez, Gianna Harris, Jason Kisare and Jersey Sullivan.Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre, School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same name, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor. The show follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.last_img read more

NJ Man Drowned in Southampton, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 29 year-old New Jersey man drowned at a Southampton beach over the weekend, Southampton Town Police said.A 911 caller reported at 3:57 p.m. Saturday that a man had dived under the water and not resurfaced for 15 minutes at Elliston Park Beach on Millstone Brook Road, police said.North Sea, Hampton Bays, Sag Harbor and Mastic fire departments searched the beach area along with a Suffolk County police helicopter before divers found Angel DeSantiago Martinez, who was pronounced dead at the scene.The victim was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office for examination.Southampton Town Police detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-702-2230.last_img read more

Gophers keep Badgers winless on season

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)This wasn’t the way Badger men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves envisioned the year starting.But after a 2-2 tie Friday and a 5-2 loss Saturday against Minnesota, Wisconsin is still searching for its first win six games into the season.Ryan Stoa did his part to make sure the Badgers remained winless, scoring an unassisted goal just six seconds into Saturday’s game. The goal by the junior forward was the fastest goal scored against Wisconsin in the program’s history.“First of all, I would say that they got the goal, but it wasn’t from a lack of effort on our part,” said Eaves. “It was a real battle going on. It was a 50-50 puck, and they got a hop and a bounce, and they went in to score. But to say that we weren’t battling for that puck wouldn’t be a fair assessment of that situation. . . . It’s not the start we wanted.”“I think it’s obviously tough to give up a goal like that 10 seconds in,” Wisconsin junior captain Blake Geoffrion said.The Badgers were never able to recover from the Gophers’ quick strike.Stoa again found the net midway through the first period, taking a pass from teammate Jay Barriball and backhanding it past UW goaltender Shane Connelly to give Minnesota a 2-0 advantage.“He’s a big, strong, talented, young forward, and he can be a force to be reckoned with,” Eaves said of Stoa.Neither of the WCHA rivals were able to put the puck in the net for the majority of the second period, although the Badgers had a handful of missed opportunities. It would be Minnesota’s sophomore winger Mike Hoffel, however, that pounded the final nail into Wisconsin’s coffin with a goal just a minute-and-a-half before the second intermission.“We had moments when I thought we were going to break through and really capitalize and do something special,” Eaves said. “That third goal at the end of the [second] period kind of took some wind out of our sail.”UW freshman Matt Thurber netted his first career goal at the collegiate level when he beat Minnesota netminder Alex Kangas to cut the deficit to 3-1 early in the third period. But just three minutes later, the Gophers’ Tony Lucia — son of head coach Don Lucia — put his team back up 4-1, silencing the Badgers and the crowd of 15,237.Wisconsin’s fourth line of Podge Turnbull, Tom Gorowsky and Andy Bohmbach provided a small lift for the Badgers both Friday and Saturday, as the trio produced a goal in each game — both off the stick of Turnbull.Saturday, Turnbull fired a shot on net as he spun around at the blue line. The puck appeared to have been deflected by Gorowsky — who assisted on a goal the night before — but Turnbull was credited with the score, cutting it to a 4-2 game.“I think all weekend, we were able to put them out there and they did give us a spark,” Eaves said of the fourth line. “They gave us scoring chances, gave us hits, gave us energy and chipped in a goal. That’s a bonus for us.”A fight midway through the third was the only thing the Badger fans had to cheer for late in Saturday’s game. Ben Grotting got the best of Minnesota’s Patrick White, landing several punches against the sophomore forward. He was hit with a game disqualification and will serve a suspension.Friday was a different story for both teams, but the final score of the 2-2 tie meant the same thing: UW was still without a win.Turnbull put the Badgers up 8:31 into the first period when he took a centering pass from Gorowsky, who found the streaking Turnbull in front of the Minnesota net.“They showed good chemistry and something they can build on,” Eaves said.UW built on its lead in the second frame when sophomore defenseman Brendan Smith fired a shot from the point. Michael Davies and Jamie McBain were credited with assists on Smith’s power-play goal, his second goal of the season.Stoa cut the lead in half with five minutes to play in the second when he was able to beat Connelly on a deflection, but Wisconsin headed into the third period with a 2-1 advantage.“They were doing a good job of tipping the pucks,” said Connelly, who made 34 saves Friday. “The hockey gods aren’t making it easy for us to get our first win.”For the third time in five games, however, the Badgers couldn’t hold a third-period lead. Sam Lofquist, a Somerset, Wis. native, scored the equalizer with under five minutes to play in the third. After his tying goal, Lofquist made a reference to his jersey and put his hand to his ear to listen to the Kohl Center crowd — similar to what Madison native and former Gopher Phil Kessel did two years ago.“People can celebrate however they want,” Connelly said. “I didn’t see it, and it really doesn’t affect anyone in that locker room. … We’ve had to deal with that before with the Kessel situation.”Neither team scored in the overtime period — Wisconsin managed just one shot on net — but the Badgers picked up their first point of the year with the tie.“You look at the outcome today, the 2-1 lead, and we get out of there with a tie,” sophomore defenseman and assistant captain Ryan McDonagh said. “Sure, it’s not a win, but we get a point.”After the weekend series, Eaves’ team sits at 0-5-1 and now heads to North Dakota to take on the Fighting Sioux. As that first win continues to evade their grasp, the Badgers know there is work to be done.“Right now, because of our schedule and the opponents that we’re playing and some of our injuries that we’ve had, it seems like we’re biking uphill into the wind,” Eaves said.“We’re without a win right now, so we’re still trying to figure things out for the better,” Gorowsky said. “But we’re not completely lost. It’s still hockey; it’s not that complicated.”last_img read more

Man with “Crime Pays” tattoo arrested

first_imgPolice in Terre Haute, Indiana are reporting that they have arrested a man with “Crime Pays” tattooed across his forehead.Donald Murray was arrested Monday after leading authorities on a short car chase in a stolen vehicle.He has since been charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, and auto theft.This is Murray’s second arrest since December.  In December he was arrested for criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement.last_img