Source: NAFB news service Home Energy House Approves Measure to Move Keystone Pipeline Forward By Gary Truitt – May 23, 2013 SHARE House Approves Measure to Move Keystone Pipeline Forward SHARE Facebook Twitter The U.S. House approved the Northern Route Approval Act Wednesday. The legislation would approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline by removing the requirement for a Presidential permit. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas praised the measure’s passage. He said the Keystone Pipeline project has the potential to create 20-thousand direct jobs and 118-thousand indirect jobs. In addition – Lucas said the project will obviously create economic growth. Previous articleSenate Vote to Cut Crop Insurance Funding Angers Corn GrowersNext articleSeed Consultants 5/24/2013 Market update with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter
SHARE County Fair Season Coming to a CloseWe are less than a week away from the beginning of the Indiana State Fair which means county fair season is coming to a close. Many local groups have been active all summer in promoting agriculture, including Indiana Farm Bureau county offices.At the Tippecanoe County Fair, “Did you know?” signs fill the fairgrounds with fun facts about Indiana agriculture. Tippecanoe County Farm Bureau President Roger Verhey has been giving out free popcorn at their booth all week long. He talks about how they are trying to educate the public about agriculture.“At that booth we’ve got a trivia wheel and that trivia wheel has got questions on it about the county and state agriculture. The kids get a piece of candy if they get the question right, which nobody ever gets a question wrong, you just guide them through it until they get the question right. We also rented a tractor simulator that we allow the kids in and out of that. We can bale hay, shell corn, or whatever you want to do with it. It kind of gives the kids a feeling of what agriculture is like on the farm.”Verhey told me why he believes it’s so important to educate the kids especially.“Labor seems to be an issue on the farm, so if we can educate the kids and get them in here to where they know what’s going on a farm. They know it’s not like it used to be. We’d bale 5,000 bails a year, but we pick them up with an accumulator now. It’s not by hand like we did back then. We’re going to have to have some boots on the ground out in the field. We’ve got a lot of guys getting ag degrees in ag econ and sales, but I see us lacking in the boots on the ground out on the farm at some point.”This year at the state fair, the Farm Bureau Building features free events, interactive activities and displays, giveaways and farmer testimonials to educate fairgoers about many different areas of agriculture—from farm technology to household products. INFB will again host its annual Taste from Indiana Farms (Aug. 14 – 16) where fairgoers can sample Indiana commodities of all kinds, served by farm families. New this year, INFB is sponsoring Animal Town, a daily interactive exhibit for fairgoers to learn about their favorite farm animals. Lastly, free popcorn is served in the Farm Bureau Building every day from noon to 5 p.m.Verhey is one of the Featured Farmers at this year’s state fair on August 8. SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 29, 2018 Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Busy Week in Indiana AgricultureNext articleHeater Joins Ceres Solutions Team Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News County Fair Season Coming to a Close Facebook Twitter County Fair Season Coming to a Close
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Collier ReddIt ReddIt Facebook printAfter a hard-fought, back-and-forth affair, TCU came up short against the University of Georgia on Friday at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, 31-23.The loss dropped TCU’s record in bowl games under head coach Gary Patterson to 9-6.The game started off slow with both teams punting on their initial possessions, but it didn’t take long for the action to heat up. On Georgia’s second possession, facing a third and eight from his own 16, Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason evaded the TCU pass rush and threw over the middle to wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie for a 77-yard gain. The pass was the fourth-longest pass in Liberty Bowl History, the longest reception of McKenzie’s career and the longest completion of Eason’s career.Two plays later, UGA running back Sony Michel punched in the game’s opening score on a four-yard running touchdown.With about six minutes left in the first quarter, TCU’s offense finally started moving the chains. Running back Kyle Hicks started the drive with a nine-yard run and finished the drive with 40 yards rushing on five carries. TCU kicker Brandon Hatfield capped the drive with a 40-yard field goal, cutting the UGA lead to four, 7-3.Where TCU’s momentum really kicked in was when TCU defensive end Tipa Galeai forced and recovered a fumble on the UGA 20 yard line. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill ran it in for the Frogs first touchdown of the game. But, Hatfield missed the extra point, leaving TCU with a two-point lead, 9-7. That missed PAT would be key later in the game.Midway through the second quarter, TCU began a drive at the UGA 45 after a Bulldog punt. Four plays later TCU found itself in the end zone once again, this time on a Hill pass to wide receiver i9hn Diarse on a 10-yard slant pattern. Hatfield hit the extra point to give TCU a 16-7 lead.TCU went into the half with a 16-14 lead after Georgia could not capitalize on a Kenny Hill fumble, as they attempted a 53-yard field goal, but had it blocked by TCU defensive lineman L.J. Collier as time expired.After a promising 13-yard run by Hicks on the first possession of the second half, he fumbled the ball back to Georgia, who capped off a 12-play, 6:36-long drive with a four-yard play-action passing touchdown from Eason to wide receiver Javon Wims that gave Georgia the lead back, 21-16.The Horned Frogs answered the UGA score with one of their own. A nine-yard touchdown pass from Hill to Diarse gave TCU the lead once again 23-21.Georgia responded with a 30-yard field goal that capped off seven-play, 56-yard drive to take a one-point lead, 24-23.After another Hatfield missed field goal halfway through the fourth quarter, Georgia took the lead for good 31-23 on a Nick Chubb 13-yard touchdown run that capped off a nine-play, 70-yard scoring drive.TCU picked a quick first down on a six-yard run by Hicks, but turned it over on downs after a fourth-and-four incompletion that was intended for wide receiver Taj Williams.After TCU attempted to extend the game with a timeout after Georgia’s first play on offense, Georgia running back Nick Chubb ripped off a 27-yard run down the sideline that salted away the game, and the Bulldogs head back to Athens with an 8-5 record as the 2016 Liberty Bowl Champions.Here are five things to know about the Liberty Bowl matchup on Friday afternoon between the Horned Frogs and the Bulldogs.1. Kenny Hill and the TCU have another uneven performanceThe story all season with this Horned Frog offense has been that they have the potential to put big numbers, but commit critical mistakes in key spots. That narrative certainly played to fruition on Friday. While Hill threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns to Diarse, and Hicks ran for 88 yards on 15 carries, both Hill and Hicks fumbled the ball away to the Bulldogs. Hill’s fumble ended up just costing TCU the opportunity to add a few more points before the end of the half. Hicks’ fumble led to a Georgia touchdown that gave them the lead at the beginning of the second half.“When it comes down to the end, I have to make more plays as the quarterback,” Hill said. “It’s just tough, and you hate it for the seniors with it being their last game.”Patterson came do his quarterback’s defense after the game, “You’re either with a guy who’s running and he’s not 100 percent,” Patterson said. “He’s playing with an ankle injury.”Offensively, TCU needed to make more plays and it simply didn’t happen.2. TCU defense stood tall in the first half but faltered in the second TCU allowed only 49 yards in the first 49. Georgia finished the game with 248 rushing yards, with both of their running backs, Chubb and Georgia’s Outstanding Offensive Player of the Game, Michel, finding the end zone. Chubb finished the game with 142 yards rushing on 17 carries and a touchdown, and Michel finished with 87 yards rushing on 15 carries and a touchdown to go along with two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown.“In the first half we played better and then they [Georgia] turned up the knob” Patterson said. “We didn’t do a good enough job on both sides of the ball when we needed to.”TCU’s Outstanding Defensive Player of the Game, free safety Niko Small agreed with his head coach.“They [Georgia] came out and made a few more plays than we did,” Small said. “I feel, as a whole, our defense played well, but we just have to tackle better and make more plays.”3. Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson, the Liberty Bowl MVP, made life tough for the TCU offenseTrenton Thompson lived in the backfield on Friday, totaling a Liberty Bowl record three sacks and eight total tackles. One of those sacks pushed TCU 10 yards back for a 41-yard field goal attempt that Hatfield missed.“Trenton Thompson just played well,” Hill said.Thompson credited his performance to his efforts in practice.“I think I practiced pretty well,” Thompson said. “I went in with the mindset that you have to stick with it and listen to the coaches.”4. UGA running back Nick Chubb reached a number of historical benchmarks With his 142 yards rushing, Chubb joined Herschel Walker and Knowshon Moreno as the only Georgia players with multiple 1,000-yard seasons. He also joined Walker, Todd Gurley, and Garrison Hearst as the only Georgia running backs with over 3,000 career rushing yards.“I think we just kept pounding and kept opening it up,” Chubb said. “It’s a blessing to be where I am, and I thank God every day.”5. TCU has a lot of experience returning next seasonTCU only had seven seniors on this year’s team, so next season the team will be loaded with upperclassmen. 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For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. 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. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Blue Shield of California has selected Huntington Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.Facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers® for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and readmissions. Designated facilities include hospitals (with and without an onsite Intensive Care Unit) and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC). All designated facilities must maintain national accreditation and ASCs are also required to have an advanced orthopedic certification.Knee and hip replacement procedures remain some of the most commonly performed, elective surgical procedures in the U.S., according to a 2018 study released by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. In 2014 there were 370,770 total hip replacements and 680,150 total knee replacements1.“Huntington Hospital is proud to be recognized by Blue Shield of California for meeting the strict criteria for knee and hip replacements set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program,” said Todd Dietrick, MD, medical director, joint replacement program, Huntington Hospital. “We live in an active community. Thanks to the excellent orthopedic care of our joint replacement team of physicians, nurses, therapists and many others, our patients can safely recover and get back to doing the activities they enjoy most in life.”“Blue Shield of California congratulates Huntington Hospital on their Blue Distinction designation for knee and hip replacement procedures. We are thankful for their commitment to helping to ensure our members have in-network access to high-quality specialty care that’s delivered safely and effectively,” said Terry Gilliland, executive vice president of Health Care Quality & Affordability at Blue Shield of California.The Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cancer care, cardiac care, cellular immunotherapy, fertility care, gene therapy, knee and hip replacements, maternity care, spine surgery, substance use treatment and recovery. 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News UpdatesPresumption Of Service Of Notice U/ S 27 Of General Clauses Act Applicable On Service Of Demand Notice U/S 138 Of NI Act: Tripura High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Nov 2020 9:01 PMShare This – xThe Tripura High Court has held that once a demand notice, issued under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 in case of dishonour of cheque is dispatched by post to the correct address, the part of the payee is over and the notice is deemed served on the defaulter as per the presumption under Section 27 of the General Clauses Act, 1897, unless proved to the contrary. A Bench of Justice…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Tripura High Court has held that once a demand notice, issued under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 in case of dishonour of cheque is dispatched by post to the correct address, the part of the payee is over and the notice is deemed served on the defaulter as per the presumption under Section 27 of the General Clauses Act, 1897, unless proved to the contrary. A Bench of Justice SG Chattopadhyay relied on the High Court’s decision in Keshab Banik vs. Shekhar Banik, (2013) 1 TLR 528, where it was held that where the sender has dispatched the notice by post with the correct address written on it, then it can be deemed to have been served on the sendee unless he proves that it was not really served and that he was not responsible for such non-service. The High Court reiterated that the presumption of service of notice under Section 27 of the General Clauses Act will be applicable in case of dishonour of cheque, as “any other interpretation can lead to a very tenuous position as the drawer of the cheque who is liable to pay the amount would resort to the strategy of subterfuge by successfully avoiding the notice.” [Section 27 of the General Clauses Act stipulates that where any Act authorizes or requires any document to be served by post, the service shall be deemed to be effected by properly addressing, pre-paying and posting by registered post, a letter containing the document, and, unless the contrary is proved, to have been effected at the time at which the letter would be delivered in the ordinary course of post.] In Keshab Banik (supra) the High Court had held that even though Section 138 of the Act does not require that the notice should be given only by “post”, nonetheless the principle incorporated in Section 27 can profitably be imported in a case where the sender has dispatched the notice by post with the correct address written on it. The present case pertained to a revision petition filed by one Nitai Majumder, against an order of the Sessions Judge, upholding the order of conviction passed against him by the CJM. Background The Petitioner was convicted under Section 138 of the NI Act, for dishonour of cheque. As per the facts of the case, the Petitioner-accused took a loan of Rs.3,50,000/- from the Respondent. The money not being repaid in time, the Respondent approached the petitioner and requested him for an early repayment of the same pursuant to which, the Petitioner issued Cheque in the name of the Respondent. When the cheque was presented for collection at the Bank, it was returned with an endorsement “insufficient funds”. The Respondent then issued a demand notice to the Petitioner via registered post with AD, sent to his known residential address. It was alleged that the postman entrusted with the service of the notice visited the Petitioner’s house on four occasions but every time, the house inmates refused to receive the registered letter and told the postman that the addressee was out of station. Consequently, the demand notice was returned to the Respondent. The question which arose for consideration of the Court was whether the Petitioner-accused deliberately did not receive the demand notice? Submissions as to service of notice The submission on behalf of the Petitioner- accused was that the Trial Court failed to appreciate the fact that the service of statutory after dishonor of the cheque was not proved. The Respondent on the other hand contended that law has been settled that in a case under NI Act, once the notice is dispatched to the correct address of the accused, the onus on the part of the complainant is discharged and the rest depends on the accused. Findings The Court, concurring with the stand taken by the Respondent, observed, “The object of statutory notice is to protect an honest drawer of the cheque by providing him a chance to make the fund sufficient in his bank account and correct his mistake. The accused petitioner could have availed this opportunity by accepting the demand notice instead of repeatedly avoiding its service. He could have accepted the notice and projected his case that he already made the repayment of the loan, had this case of him been true. Therefore, it can be safely held that the prosecution successfully discharged its burden in proving the case against the petitioner with the help of the statutory presumptions under the NI Act, and the accused has failed to rebut those presumptions and prove the contrary by offering provable explanation founded on proof.” The Court was of the opinion that the Complainant-Respondent has led “convincing evidence” to prove that the postman visited the house of the accused at the known address on 4 dates. Every time the postman was told by the house inmates that he was out of station. The fact is proved by the report given by the postman. Thus, it concluded that from the overall conduct of the Petitioner-accused, it is clear that he wanted to avoid the service of the notice. Submissions as to existence of debt Inter alia, the Petitioner-accused denied the existence of any debt/ liability. He submitted that the cheque in question was never issued by him in discharge of any debt or liability, but only a blank cheque was issued as a security for the loan which was borrowed by him from the Complainant and after the loan was repaid, the Complainant, instead of returning the cheque to the him, mis-utilized it. The Respondent on the other hand submitted that the presumption under Section 139 read with the Rule of Evidence as provided under Section 118, NI Act with regard to the existence of debt or liability is not a discretionary presumption, it is a statutory presumption which is obligatory on the part of the court. Therefore, a heavy burden is cast on the accused to rebut such presumption by adducing convincing evidence. Such presumption cannot be rebutted by merely offering an explanation. Findings The Court observed that the Petitioner-accused did not lead any evidence in rebuttal of such statutory presumptions. It said, “He has also failed to bring on record such facts and circumstances which would lead the courts below to believe that the liability, attributed to the accused petitioner was improbable or doubtful.” The Bench relied on the Apex Court’s verdict in Kishan Rao v. Shankargouda, (2018) 8 SCC 165, where it was succinctly held that mere denial of existence of debt shall not serve any purpose in a proceeding under Section 138, NI Act. Something which is provable has to be brought on record for getting the burden of proof shifted to the complainant. “It is clear that bare denial of the passing of the consideration and existence of debt, apparently would not serve the purpose of the accused. Something which is probable has to be brought on record for getting the burden of proof shifted to the complainant. To disprove the presumptions, the accused should bring on record such facts and circumstances, upon consideration of which, the court may either believe that the consideration and debt did not exist or their non-existence was so probable that a prudent man would under the circumstances of the case, act upon the plea that they did not exist…,” the Top Court had held. Case Title: Nitai Majumder v. Tanmoy Krishna Das Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
U.S. Attorney’s OfficeBY: AARON KATERSKY and JUSTIN DOOM(NEW YORK) — Ethan Melzer, the former Army private accused of plotting with a Satanic neo-Nazi group known as O9A to kill fellow soldiers, pleaded not guilty to new charges brought Wednesday.The superseding indictment includes two new counts of illegal transmission of defense information.“While deployed overseas as a member of the United States Army the defendant was also a member of a white supremacist group which sought to incite acts of terrorism as a means to accomplish its goals of causing the collapse of global democracy and encouraging the demise of Western civilization,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Hellman said.Melzer, who previously pleaded not guilty to six other charges, answered these latest allegations with: “Not guilty, your honor.”“Your pleas of not guilty are accepted,” responded Judge Gregory Woods.Federal prosecutors said they didn’t anticipate any additional charges or defendants beyond the illegal transmission of defense information.“Classified information was passed by the defendant,” Hellman said.Prosecutors said they reviewed chat records from Melzer’s Telegram account and found “information on training the defendant received” along with details of the “briefings the defendant attended regarding his upcoming deployment.”Melzer’s alleged plot was inspired by a mix of radical beliefs, which the Justice Department called “a diabolical cocktail of ideologies.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
No Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) are known to be residents of South Georgia. This paper presents new records of three lepidopterans on the island. Two, Agrotis ipsilon (Noctuidae) and Plutella xylostella (Yponomeutidae), are well-known migrants. The third, Plodia interpunctella (Pyralidae), is closely associated with human habitation. In the context of regional trends of climate warming P. xylostella may already possess the ecophysiological capacity to permit establishment on South Georgia.
Written by September 8, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/7/20 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEWashington 6, Tampa Bay 1AMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 6, Detroit 2Seattle 8, Texas 4Cleveland 5, Kansas City 2Toronto 12, NY Yankees 7Oakland 6, Houston 0NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 9, NY Mets 8Miami 5, Atlanta 4Chi Cubs 5, St. Louis 1San Francisco 4, Arizona 2San Diego 1, Colorado 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSBoston 111, Toronto 89 (Boston leads 3-2)LA Clippers 113, Denver 107 (LA leads 2-1)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 8, NY Islanders 2 (Tampa Bay leads 1-0)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONConnecticut 85, Phoenix 70Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Former professional footballer and landlord Dexter Blackstock has been ordered to pay back tenants’ Housing Benefit after failing to licence his properties.Blackstock, from Papplewick in Nottinghamshire, had been convicted in 2019 of nine offences of failing to licence properties under Nottingham City Council’s selective licensing scheme, failing to licence two properties under its additional licensing scheme and one other offence under the mandatory licensing scheme.He was fined £24,000, along with £1,100 costs and a victim surcharge of £170.Rent repayment orderThe council then applied for a Rent Repayment Order for the two properties where Housing Benefit had been paid while the properties were unlicensed. The ex-QPR and Nottingham Forest striker must now repay £8,592 after a First-tier Tribunal agreed to the order.Both tenants and local authorities can ask a landlord for up to 12 months’ rent or for benefits to be repaid, when a landlord is convicted of operating without a licence.Councillor Linda Woodings, the council’s portfolio holder for planning, housing and heritage, says it has been a long and complex case for its safer housing team, from investigations to prosecution.She adds: “Housing Benefit is paid out from the council to support residents in paying their rent. Following this conviction, we had to recuperate the money that Mr Blackstock was not entitled to. This could have all been avoided if Mr Blackstock licensed his properties or engaged and worked with us. However, when this doesn’t happen we will always take the strongest action possible to help improve the standards of rented properties.”Blackstock is former striker who played for Southampton, QPR and Nottingham Forest during the early to mid-noughties.Dexter Blackstock Nottingham City landlord Selective Licensing scheme February 19, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Footballer landlord to repay tenants £8,500 over unlicensed properties previous nextRegulation & LawFootballer landlord to repay tenants £8,500 over unlicensed propertiesFormer professional footballer Dexter Blackstock has also been fined £24,000 for nine offences in relations to the properties.Nigel Lewis19th February 202101,594 Views