Trump Announces E15 Waiver Support to Farm State Lawmakers

first_imgHome Energy Trump Announces E15 Waiver Support to Farm State Lawmakers Previous articleTrump Tells Trade Team to Look Into Rejoining TPPNext articleConaway Releases ‘Chairman’s Mark’ Farm Bill Draft Hoosier Ag Today The Trump Administration is planning to allow E15 sales year-round. During the White House agriculture roundtable Thursday, President Trump announced his support for E15 sales year-round without a cap on RIN prices, according to attendee, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. Ethanol groups have argued that allowing year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol blended fuels would be a “win-win” for agriculture and refiners, who have alleged that RIN prices are overburdensome. President Trump told the group “We’re going to raise it up to 15 percent,” adding the move “makes a lot of people happy.”Growth Energy applauded the comments from Trump, calling the move a “common-sense fix.” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says a waiver lifting the Reid Vapor Pressure limits on summer-time E15 sales “allows retailers to offer better options alongside traditional blends all year long.” National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson applauded the move as well, but says “more can and should be done for higher blends of ethanol.” NFU called on the administration to eliminate similar barriers to expanded use of higher blends of ethanol, such as E30.Kyle Gilley, Senior Vice President of External Affairs & Communications at POET, said, “On behalf of POET team members and stakeholders, we applaud President Trump for calling for regulatory reform that will permit year-round, nationwide sales of E15.  This action will grow biofuels and create market demand for the commodities raised by farmers struggling with economic hardships across the Midwest. Small refiners already received their reprieve through recently exposed waiver requests from the EPA. We are grateful President Trump is following through on his commitment to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and support rural America.” By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 12, 2018 Trump Announces E15 Waiver Support to Farm State Lawmakers SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Newcomers shine in TCU’s season-opening victory over HBU

first_imgFacebook Twitter ReddIt Colin Post Previous article2020 NCAA Basketball Preview SpecialNext article2020 Thanksgiving Special Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU head coach Jamie Dixon began his fifth year in charge of the Frogs with a win over HBU. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Twitter printAfter COVID-19 ripped away their postseason hopes in March, TCU basketball returned to action on Wednesday night with little sign of rust. The Frogs handled Houston Baptist University (HBU) from start to finish, defeating the Huskies 69-45 in their season opener at Schollmaier Arena.Five players seeing their first minutes in the purple and white accounted for 43 of TCU’s 69 points on the evening.“Four guys have played before, so when you say new, it’s pretty much the whole group,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “We adjusted. I thought some guys did some really good things.”Leading the way was true freshman Mike Miles, who showed signs of what could be quite a bright future in Fort Worth, dropping 13 points in his first-ever college action. He added game-highs of five assists and three steals to go along with his scoring total.Listed as a four-star recruit by Rivals, Miles started in place of junior RJ Nembhard, who sat the game out for an undisclosed reason and was listed day-to-day by Dixon.Showing no signs of a freshman learning curve, Miles got TCU going in the contest basically by himself. The Frogs started the game on a 15-0 run, with eight of those points coming from their point guard.“Given what I know and what’s going on, I’m pretty happy with what we did, especially early defensively,” Dixon said. “I thought we did some good things offensively, but our defense in the first half, our taking away the three, our aggression in following the ball, and our contesting of shots were really good to see in the first half.”HBU did not score until the eighth minute of the game, missing their first 12 shots.Right behind Miles was USC transfer Chuck O’Bannon. The former McDonald’s All-American stuffed the stat sheet, putting up 11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and a block.“Coach Dixon, he emphasizes rebounding a lot, and so coming into the game, I knew that I had to rebound and play defense,” O’Bannon said. “That’s the only way you can stay on the floor with him.”TCU led by 22 at halftime. Though the closest the game gotafter that was 18, the Frogs only outscored the Huskies 31-29 in the second half.“I thought we had some slippage in the second half,” Dixon said. “We have something we’re going to have to battle through in sustaining things with a large lead.”Center Kevin Samuel was a force all night in the paint. Though he scored just six points, he grabbed ten boards and blocked three shots.“I thought Kevin Samuel was tremendous,” Dixon said. “We’ve got to get him the ball more. Our offense wasn’t clicking like we wanted it to, but he was active, he was unselfish, and he was a great leader today.”Kevin Easley, Taryn Todd and Mickey Pearson also combined for 19 points to round out the newcomers scoring.This weekend, TCU will head to Kansas City to play in the Hall of Fame Classic. Their first scheduled matchup is on Saturday, Nov. 28 against Tulsa. Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Post TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post Linkedin Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall + posts Colin Post TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Urgent call to Council of the EU to put human rights first in dual-use final draft

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Related documents letter-to-the-council-dual-use-november2020.pdfPDF – 1.38 MB Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other members of a human rights NGO coalition are calling on the Council of the European Union to reconsider the proposed final draft of a new set of regulations for dual-use technology exports, including surveillance technology. Human rights must be safeguarded, they say. News Receive email alerts “If the EU institutions were to adopt the draft, this would be an indictment of European human rights policy,” said Christian Mihr, executive director of RSF Germany. “The negotiating parties must reconsider this compromise proposal and meet the demands of civil society. Since the Arab Spring at the latest, European governments have been aware of the human rights violations committed worldwide with surveillance technologies from the EU. The EU must urgently take effective precautions to protect human rights and impose appropriate due diligence obligations on industry.” Organisation Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia GermanyFranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Internet Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF RSF_en center_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says November 6, 2020 Urgent call to Council of the EU to put human rights first in dual-use final draft June 8, 2021 Find out more News The NGOs that signed the letter are:Access NowAmnesty InternationalBrot für die WeltFIDH (International Federation for Human Rights)Human Rights WatchReporters Without Borders (RSF) News In an open letter to the Council of the EU, the NGOs call on the Council to urgently reconsider its final position on the EU dual-use recast, which must be voted on by 9 November. Insisting that this draft does not meet international human rights standards, they urge the Council to keep negotiating in order to incorporate sufficient safeguards necessary for the protection of journalists and their sources. Read the joint letter to the Council of the European Union here. June 7, 2021 Find out more GermanyFranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Internet to go further June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Kioxia lance la construction d’une nouvelle installation dans l’usine de Yokkaichi pour appuyer sa…

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Artist’s impression of Fab 7, Yokkaichi Plant Kioxia lance la construction d’une nouvelle installation dans l’usine de Yokkaichi pour appuyer sa production de mémoires flash 3D de sixième génération Twitter Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Previous articleMercer looks to sweep SamfordNext articleNewegg Grows Company’s Presence in Southern California with Expansive New 3PL Facility Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

New Maria Fire explodes in California: ‘The end is not yet in sight’

first_imgErin Donalson/iStock(SANTA PAULA, Calif.) — A new wildfire named the Maria Fire erupted in Southern California overnight, and as crews battled the fierce flames Friday, the fire chief warned that “the end is not yet in sight.”  The Maria Fire broke out in Santa Paula in Ventura County shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday. As winds gusted to 30 mph early Friday, the blaze grew to over 8,700 acres. The fire closed schools and forced about 8,000 residents to evacuate.The fire is 0% contained.“It has been an uphill battle ever since,” Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said Friday afternoon. “The end is not yet in sight.”As the Maria Fire threatened homes, power lines and avocado and citrus orchards, first responders and homeowners took to rooftops to try to beat back the walls of flames.Aaron Lewis’ parents live in the area impacted by the Maria Fire and his family runs an orchard there. Lewis said he’s grateful his parents’ home survived, but “the fire completely burned through” the family’s property.Lewis told ABC News the fire was about 1 mile away from his family’s field Thursday night and there was “zero wind.” But then the winds picked up, and within 10 to 15 minutes, “it was already on top of our property,” he said.“At first it was just kind of creeping along, then the flames grew higher and higher,” he said. “It’s kind of a complete rebuild.”Lewis said a neighbor’s house wasn’t so lucky and was “fully engulfed” within minutes. “It was 300 yards away until fully engulfed in maybe five minutes,” he said. “If someone was actually at that house they would’ve had to run for their lives.”Hundreds of firefighters, who have been working around the clock, swarmed the scene.“They said they were on their eighth day straight,” Lewis said. “They did a fantastic job of making sure everyone was safe.”The Maria Fire came during the last gasps of this week’s extreme Santa Ana wind event. More than 10 fires erupted in Southern California just this week.While critical fire weather conditions remain in Southern California Friday, with gusts reaching 35 mph, the winds will not be nearly as strong as they were on Wednesday and Thursday.All remaining red flag warnings will expire at 6 p.m. PT Friday. Red flag warning may be extended into Saturday afternoon.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

More severe weather expected in South as summer-like temperatures head to Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — There were 10 tornadoes reported in Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma Tuesday due to severe storms.The severe weather also brought 29 reports of large hail and up to 80 mph wind gusts were from Texas to Minnesota.Severe storms are still impacting Texas to Oklahoma Wednesday, where a tornado watch is in effect through 11 a.m. There is also a severe thunderstorm warning popping up in these areas.This large storm system is also bringing flash flooding. A flash flood watch has been issued until Thursday morning.Millions of people will face more severe storms Wednesday, from the hard-hit South to the lower Great Lakes.The biggest threats will be tornadoes, large hail, flash flooding and damaging winds from Texas to New York.Heavy rain is expected in some of these areas and up to 4-plus inches of rainfall is possible from Texas to Indiana.Well ahead of the storm, warm air is pushing towards the Northeast, with a few records already set Tuesday. Record high temperatures were tied in Chicago at 87 degrees. And in South Bend, Indiana, it hit a record high of 85 degrees.Warm air pushes even further east Wednesday, with mid to upper 80s forecast from Raleigh, North Carolina, to New York City. It will be at least 20 degrees above average.Some areas will come close to 90 degrees Wednesday. Philadelphia could hit nearly 88 degrees, Raleigh will be near 86 degrees and even Washington, D.C., could hit near 89 degrees Wednesday.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

SOCAR-AQS, Halliburton partner to provide oilfield products and services in Azerbaijan

first_img The joint venture will be based in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Credit: Pixabay/skeeze) SOCAR-AQS and Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) today announced the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a new joint venture to provide a broad suite of oilfield products and services in Azerbaijan.“Combining our unrivalled knowledge, experience and infrastructure in Azerbaijan with Halliburton’s strength as a global leader in oilfield services, creates a strategic platform for our businesses to work together and grow operations in Azerbaijan,” said Ramin Isayev, CEO of SOCAR-AQS.“By aligning with SOCAR-AQS, we believe the planned joint venture will be uniquely positioned to bring world-class offerings to meet the region’s growing demands in oilfield products and services,” said Ahmed Kenawi, senior vice president of the Halliburton Europe, Eurasia & Sub-Saharan Africa Region. “Additionally, our collaboration supports the country’s strategy of localizing high-end technological services.”The joint venture will be based in Baku, Azerbaijan, and will focus its business development and operations both on onshore and offshore Azerbaijan.AQS and Halliburton expect to finalize the joint venture and begin operations in the second quarter of 2020 subject to the agreement and finalization of terms and conditions. Source: Company Press Release The joint venture will focus its business development and operations both on onshore and offshore Azerbaijanlast_img read more

Total divests assets in Brunei, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for $400m

first_imgThe divestments include non-core assets in both exploration and production in Brunei and marketing & services in Sierra Leone and Liberia In Brunei, the firm sold its subsidiary Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo to Shell. (Credit: Pixabay/Adam Radosavljevic ) French oil and gas company Total has divested its assets in Brunei, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for more than $400m, as part of its plan to divest $5bn worth of assets in years 2019-2020.The divestments include non-core assets in both exploration and production in Brunei and marketing & services in Sierra Leone and Liberia.In Brunei, the firm has closed the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo to Shell. It is the operator of the Block CA1, with a stake of 86.95% .Murphy Oil holds 8.05% stake in the block. while Petronas owns 5% interest. The  production of the block was 5 kboe/d net to Total in 2019.Total Chief Financial Officer Jean-Pierre Sbraire said: “These sales will contribute to Total’s ongoing divestment program and demonstrate our ability to relentlessly highgrade our portfolio.“In the current context of low oil prices, these transactions support the action plan announced to weather the crisis.”The divestment in Sierra Leone and Liberia is expected to be completed in Q2 2020In Sierra Leone and Liberia, Total has signed an agreement to sell its marketing and services businesses to Conex Oil & Gas Holdings, a regional player in petroleum products import, distribution and supply chain management in West Africa.It comprises a network of 63 service stations, general trade fuel sales and petroleum products import and storage operations.The sale of the two affiliates is estimated to be completed in the second quarter of the year.In February, the oil and gas company completed the sale of its 27.5% interest in Fosmax LNG to LNG terminal operator Elengy, for $260m.With the acquisition of the asserts, Elengy now owns a 100% stake in Fosmax LNG, which owns the LNG terminal at Fos Cavaou at Fos-sur-Mer in the Bouches-du-Rhône region of southern France.last_img read more

ESPS Alborán Assists British Trawler in Distress

first_img View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: ESPS Alborán July 2, 2015 View post tag: Trawler ESPS Alborán Assists British Trawler in Distress Authorities View post tag: europe View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: British Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Alborán Assists British Trawler in Distress The Spanish Navy offshore patrol boat ‘Alborán’, currently engaged in the albacore surveillance and protection campaign 500 miles off Cape Finisterre, assisted a British trawler with flooded holds requesting help.The OPV received a distress call from a trawler with eleven fishermen on board and proceeded to provide the requested assistance. A support team was dispatched and, after assessing the situation, different material like a water pump, bilge pump and a portable ejector were transferred to the trawler.Following instructions from the OPV, the fishing boat set out for the nearest port while the crew and the support team worked bailing out the water that kept pouring in.Early in the evening the main problem was fixed and the damaged bulkheads repaired. The support team remained on board just in case, and the trawler was escorted until her arrival in port.[mappress mapid=”16386″]Image: Spanish Navylast_img read more

DCNS gets through-life support contract for French boomers

first_img DCNS gets through-life support contract for French ballistic submarines View post tag: Triomphant class Back to overview,Home naval-today DCNS gets through-life support contract for French ballistic submarines View post tag: French Navy Share this article View post tag: SSBNcenter_img Authorities View post tag: DCNS November 24, 2016 The French Navy has awarded DCNS a through-life support contract for the four Triomphant-class ballistic nuclear submarines based in Brest.This new contract is awarded for a total duration of almost nine years. It represents a direct follow-on to the previous SSBN routine maintenance contracts.According to the French defense contractor DCNS, this contract, which entered into force on November 16, covers over fifty technical shutdowns until 2025 on Le Triomphant-class, type M51 SSBNs. Each will last a few weeks between two patrol missions.In total, some five hundred DCNS employees, are involved in the routine maintenance of the four SSBNs, Le Triomphant, Le Téméraire, Le Vigilant and Le Terrible.DCNS also said it would locally subcontract part of the work related in particular to handling, painting and similar, noting it would rely on the main system suppliers for certain specific installations.Since 2010, DCNS Group has also been working on enabling the submarines to carry the new M51 (IA M51) strategic missile developed under the project management of the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement).last_img read more