Indiana Farm Bureau thanks those members of Indiana’s congressional delegation who signed a letter asking EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to return to her agency a proposed rule that greatly expands the scope of federal power under the Clean Water Act (or CWA). The letter, drafted by House members Reps. Chris Collins, R-New York, and Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, was signed by seven of nine members of Indiana’s congressional delegation: Reps. Susan Brooks, R-Congressional District 5; Larry Bucshon, R-CD 8; Luke Messer, R-CD 6; Todd Rokita, R-CD 4; Marlin Stutzman, R-CD 3; Jackie Walorski, R-CD 2; and Todd Young, R-CD 9. “We are grateful that these members of our delegation recognize the proposed EPA rule for what it is,” said IFB president Don Villwock. “It’s a stunning regulatory land grab that completely redefines “navigable” waters, is based on flawed data, and will create confusion leading to future litigation.” Facebook Twitter IFB encourages its members to learn more about the proposed rule and participate in the comment process at its website, www.infarmbureau.org/waterrule, or the American Farm Bureau Federation’s site, ditchtherule.fb.org. The deadline to submit comments to the EPA is July 21. On March 25 the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule that would assert CWA jurisdiction over nearly all areas in the country with any hydrologic connection to downstream navigable waters, including man-made conveyances such as ditches. The new rule would directly contradict prior U.S. Supreme Court decisions that imposed limits on federal CWA authority. IFB’s national policy advisor Kyle Cline echoed Villwock’s concerns about EPA’s regulatory overreach and blatant disregard for Congress. “The current EPA proposal is in complete opposition to the original intent of Congress when they passed the Clean Water Act,” Cline said. “This proposed rule is yet another example of how the EPA is attempting to overstep Congress to achieve its own goals.” By Gary Truitt – May 21, 2014 Indiana Farm Bureau thanks lawmakers for Stance Against EPA Proposed Rule SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau thanks lawmakers for Stance Against EPA Proposed Rule Previous articleUSDA Announces Expanded Crop Insurance OptionsNext articleWill the EPA Give In? Gary Truitt
13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Foursquare Church will hold a special one-hour family service! Everyone (pre-school through adults) will join together in the sanctuary for a special service as we participate in Communion together and celebrate the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new!Pastries and Coffee will be at 9:30 a.m. and services begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 28, 2014.Pasadena Foursquare Church, 174 N. Harkness Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 792-1803 or visitÂ www.pasadenafoursquare.org. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Faith & Religion Events Pasadena Foursquare Church Family Communion Service Article and Photo courtesy of PASADENA FOURSQUARE CHURCH Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 11:46 am HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
The next generation will have different expectations from their houses and futurist Steve Sammartino will explain how homes will change to meet them at this week’s REIQ Summit in Brisbane.IMAGINE printing a 3D house that can put an at-risk family in emergency accommodation in as little as 24 hours for just $4000.It’s not science-fiction.Australian futurist Steve Sammartino, who is speaking at the upcoming REIQ Summit, is currently designing his own 3D printed smart house in Melbourne, and will talk about how he will integrate the latest technology in to the build.MORE REAL ESTATE STORIESHe said the design could help across Australia’s natural disaster zones as well as assisting with affordability issues.“With housing, you can set up a house really quickly, and not even for disaster zones, but even areas where they’re living in substandard housing, it will make things affordable,” he said.It is a technology already being explored in other parts of the world.An American manufacturer is working with the not-for-profit company, New Story, to set up 3D printed houses in developing countries as part of a humanitarian drive.The 3D printed house Texan company New Story has designed for use in developing countries. Picture: supplied.While in The Netherlands, a 3D printed housing community will go on the market this year in a partnership between Dutch developers and a local university.A workers in The Netherlands supervising the 3D printing of concrete walls as part of the Project Milestone 3D community.Mr Sammartino said technology had changed the way we work and live.“But houses haven’t changed much and houses are the number one indicator of where we are in life,” he said.“Two hundred thousand years ago we lived in caves, then stone houses, now those stone houses haven’t changed that much but the technology inside them reflects how life is going.”Queensland University of Technology 3D printing expert Melissa Johnston said the 3D printing technology was being used across health, construction, IT, and the arts, and the popularity of desktop 3D printers was helping consumers embrace the new technology.“I really do expect to see 3D houses in my lifetime, the technology is advancing so quickly now,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoRegardless of what house you live in, Mr Sammartino said it was time to renovate.“And that’s not putting plaster in places, I mean renovate so it matches the technology that’s all around us,” he said.He said housing had gone through the industrial age, where energy and artificial power was placed inside a house, and the next phase was for intelligence to be put inside houses.“Our houses will be commanded in the same way we interact with humans, commanded by voice and movement and body language and gesturing and thinking,” he said.“We have power in the walls, and now we will have intelligence.“It’s not even that expensive, we could automate a house to never have to put on a light switch again, to have it heat and cool itself based on sensing the outside environment, to only do the washing at a time when the electricity’s cheap.”Mr Sammartino is calling on government and industry groups to develop a basic standard for smart housing to encourage competition, and address consumer concerns over security and privacy.“We have a standard for wiring, plugs, plumbing; industry needs to come together to develop a basic standard that can be used in all houses, so instead of having Google or Amazon dominate, you can plug in different suppliers.“I think it’s the job of industry and government to regulate around this so it becomes a competitive marketplace.”The Real Estate Institute of Queensland Summit will be held from March 14 to 15 at the Royal International Convention Centre at Bowen Hills.REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said the conference was the most forward-thinking one so far.“The next generation of property consumer, whether that’s owner occupier or investor, will have different values to the generations that have gone before,” she said.“They will have different expectations and demand different results.”>>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<
NEW YORK, CMC –A Grenadian American lawyer in Brooklyn has been indicted on a grand larceny charge for allegedly withholding proceeds from the US$1.7 million sale of a building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn owned by a retired couple.“This defendant was trusted with funds that he was obligated to give to his clients,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Friday. Withheld $650,000“Instead, he allegedly betrayed that trust and kept $650,000 of his retired clients’ money. We will now seek to hold him accountable for this alleged theft.”The District Attorney identified the lawyer as Gerald Douglas, 50. Douglas was also arraigned on Thursday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun with second-degree grand larceny. He was ordered held on bail of $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash and to return to court on February 6. Douglas faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.Gonzalez said according to the investigation, between August 2016 and March 2017, Douglas represented a couple in the sale of their nine-unit building at 11A Spencer Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Gonzalez alleged that Douglas represented the victims, a married couple, 70 and 71 years old, at the closing of the sale of their property on September 12, 2016, “at which time he received checks totaling nearly US$1.5 million, which, less the down payment, represented the balance owed.”Made deposits in personal escrow account“It is alleged that the defendant kept the funds, depositing them into his escrow account,” the district attorney said. “He was also in possession of a down payment of US$170,000 that he received in August 2016.” At the end of October 2016, Gonzalez said Douglas sent the victims a check for US$200,000 and a week later wired them US$600,000. In March 2017, Gonzalez said Douglas gave the couple another check for US$100,000.“Despite repeated and urgent requests from the victims, the defendant failed to turn over the balance of the funds, less his legal fee and a broker’s fee, which was approximately US$650,000,” Gonzalez said.
A big tropical mess is moving over the Caribbean Islands and it may eventually travel to South Florida.A few things are working against this system. There is dry air to the north with some Saharan Dust. Also strong upper level winds known as Shear are helping to keep it in check and of course land interaction. Still, it seems to hang on.The track will be a bit challenging. Models base their forecasts on a good starting fix. Because there’s no closed center of circulation, the cone and intensity forecasts will remain iffy until the center is found.We know the system will move over the Leeward Islands early on Wednesday with heavy rain and gusty winds, then travel over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday evening. It could reach Dominican Republic and Haiti the next day. Cuba will get the rain and wind by Friday.In the long run, it may even reach South Florida and the Bahamas. All that may change if the center is found in a different location than presently estimated. The system will be pushed NW by high pressure and will look for the gap between the high and the approaching jet stream as its route north.HazardsRain will be the biggest concern. Large amounts will lead to a flooding threat along with land and mudslides.The forecast calls for:Leeward Islands & Virgin Islands: 3″ – 6″Puerto Rico: 3″ – 6″ with up to 10 in spotsDominican Republic: 3″ – 6″ with some areas as much as 8″Haiti: 2″ – 4″Windward Islands: 1″ – 3″South Florida and the Bahamas should monitor closely. Many things can change in the next 24-48 hrs. with the forecast track.We’ll be watching.
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By Charles Hoffmann |Hat…check. Gloves…check. Scarves…check. Wetsuit? Check!It’s bitter cold on the beach and the wind is howling. The flags are whipping loudly. Deal beach is nearly empty, with the precious few people around bundled up and layered from head to toe. A reasonable person would long for a warm coffee and an electric blanket today, however local surfers Zach Yates of Little Silver and Frank Massa of Shrewsbury are right at home despite the Arctic-like conditions.Changing their hats and gloves for a wetsuit and boots is natural for them as they prepare to “paddle out” for their afterschool surf session. As for their ritual, Massa said, “It’s hard to put into words why we like it so much, but we just do.”The two Red Bank Regional seniors are not easily affected by Mother Nature and her cold, vicious wrath. It may seem like a bizarre activity, surfing through the brutal Jersey winters, but committed wave riders won’t be hanging up their wetsuits anytime soon. This pair of adrenaline junkies are committed to surfing 12 months of the year, regardless of the temperature.Photo by Charles HoffmanAs Massa and Yates talked about their passion for surfing in the warmth of a nearby pizzeria, their faces illuminated the dreary November day. “We love to get away from the ‘everyday,’ ” Yates explained. “When we are out there, it’s like nothing else is going on in the world.” Remarkably, the intimidating weather hardly fazes the duo. “Even on an ice-cold day with snow on the ground, I just can’t say ‘no,’ ” said Yates with conviction.“Paddling out can be pretty hard with a thick, heavy wetsuit in the winter, but it’s definitely worth it,” agreed Massa.While teens are often criticized for their time spent in front of the TV and on the computer, surfing steers far from that stereotype. It is a healthy, exhaustive activity that requires every muscle in the body to perform. Plus, it’s not only fun, it is essentially free – not including some surf wax and the post-surf session burrito. The enjoyment is obvious as the hollers and congratulatory yells can easily be heard beachside.It is certainly moving to see their youthful, carefree mentality. The sport has been overwhelmingly impactful to these two youngsters over the years. Both credit their supportive parents, who have been taking them to the beach year-round since they were kids. Mazza’s father would often photograph the beach scenes while Yates’ father would be happy to join him in the water.Surfing is clearly shaping their future paths as well; both are heading to college next fall and neither will end up far from the beach. They are each looking at schools in California and Florida.This article was first published in the Dec. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.
“We’re happy to have Bill carry on in his role as our head coach and general manager,” said Smoke Eaters president Tom Gawryletz. “We were one of the hardest-working teams in the BCHL this season and I’m excited about the core of players eligible to return under Bill’s guidance next year.”Per club policy, contract terms will not be disclosed. The Trail Smoke Eaters announced today that head coach and general manager Bill Birks has accepted a contract extension.Birks joined the Smoke Eaters as an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season and was named head coach and general manager in May of 2011.This past season, Birks led the Smoke Eaters to a 26-28-0-2 overall record, more than doubling the previous season’s win total. Trail’s goal differential also improved over 2011-12 by a figure of +86 and three Smoke Eaters (Scott Davidson, Brent Baltus and Garrett McMullen) earned NCAA Division I scholarships.
The field includes rinks from around the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.Headlining the event is Tom Buchy of Kimberley, who qualified for the BC Men’s Finals in 2013 and 2014.Buchy will be challenged by defending champion, Myron Nichol of Castlegar, who surprised many last year by coming away as the big winner at the $10,000 2014 Nelson Open Cash Spiel.Also on the draw is Rick Cutler of Nelson, Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar, as well as former Kootenay zone rep, Jill Winters and local favourite Fred Thomson, who along with Don Freschi of Trail is curling with former Brier rep Bob Ursel of Kelowna.Chris Ducharme of Creston and Junior Curler Justin Umpherville of Fruitvale are also entered into the three-day cash spiel. Action begins Friday with the first draw at 9 p.m. in the three, four team pools. Saturday, round robin draws are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Playoffs begin Saturday evening with the finals Sunday. In February 2016, the Nelson Curling Club plays host to one of the biggest tournaments of the season when the top male curlers in the province shoot for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and a berth in the Tim Horton’s Brier.As a precursor, Nelson Curling Club entertains some of those vying for the Brier at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel beginning Friday in Nelson. Nelson plays host to the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship February 10-14. The event is the biggest curling event in the province and television crews will be in the city for the semi finals and finals, which are broadcast on Sportsnet on February 14. The Nelson Cash Spiel was renamed in honour of Doug Bothamley, who spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays promoting the sport, coaching competitive, junior and women’s teams, as well as competing himself. He was also a volunteer with Curl BC, helping to promote the sport province-wide. “There were few curling events where you wouldn’t see Doug, either on the ice competing or in the patch supporting the club socializing, and on the dance floor making short order of his ‘dance card’,” said Nando Salviulo of the Nelson Curling Centre.
“In the big moments you need the referee to stay strong, but unfortunately he has bottled it,” said Kane.“Big moments you need a firm referee who don’t, under the pressure, get wrong decisions, basically.”However, England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his side weren’t good enough as Spain bounced back from Marcus Rashford’s opener to go ahead before half-time through Saul Niguez and Rodrigo.Despite the joy at reaching the last four in Russia, England have now lost three consecutive games for the first time in 30 years.“We have to accept Spain were better than us for long periods of the game,” said Southgate.“Their retention of the ball was top class. We were a bit disjointed in our pressing, but even when you press well against them they have some wonderful players.“We aren’t able to do that when teams press high against us yet.”England’s Luke Shaw was stretchered off with a head injury © AFP / Glyn KIRKThere was some relief for England, though, as left-back Luke Shaw confirmed he is fine after being stretchered off early in the second half with a nasty head injury.– Fast start –Kane was presented with his Golden Boot for being top scorer at the World Cup amid a buoyant atmosphere before kick-off that continued with a fast start from the hosts, thanks in large part to the unfortunate Shaw.The Manchester United left-back was making his first international start in three years after battling back from a broken leg and loss of form in the past two seasons.Kane released Shaw free down the left on 11 minutes and his teasing cross curled perfectly into the path of Rashford to slot past United team-mate De Gea.However, the England fans had barely retaken their seats by the time Spain levelled two minutes later when Saul swept home Rodrigo’s cross.– De Gea denies England –England’s strength at set-pieces was one of the key factors for their success at the World Cup, but they were easily outdone for the winner by a simple Thiago Alcantara free-kick that Rodrigo slotted home at the near post.De Gea had been labelled as one of the main culprits for Spain’s poor showing in being knocked out by the hosts at the last 16 in Russia as he made just one save in the whole competition.However, the United ‘keeper produced the sort of stunning save he does routinely at club level to deny Rashford an instant equaliser with a powerful header from point-blank range.“I am especially happy about De Gea’s performance,” said Enrique.“We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he’s showed that for many years in the Premier League. We are talking about a player of a top level.”The second period had barely begun when Shaw suffered a sickening blow to the head as he clashed with Dani Carvajal.A five-minute stoppage ensued as Shaw was carefully carried from the field on a stretcher and with an oxygen mask strapped around his face.England, though, finished the stronger and only De Gea with two more stunning saves from Rashford and the referee denied them at least a share of the points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000‘Bottled it’: England players surround Dutch referee Danny Makkelie for ruling out a late equaliser by Danny Welbeck © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 8 – Harry Kane raged at Dutch referee Danny Makkelie for ruling out a late equaliser as Spain punctured England’s post World Cup euphoria by winning 2-1 at Wembley to hand coach Luis Enrique a winning start in the Nations League.In their first game since reaching the semi-finals in Russia, England were denied a point when Makkelie awarded a foul in favour of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea for minimal contact with Danny Welbeck.