Market Facilitation Program application deadline extended

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The original deadline had been January 15, 2019, but farmers have been unable to apply for the program since the lapse in federal funding caused the closure of USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices at the end of business on December 28, 2018.“President Trump instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to craft a program that would protect farmers from unjustified retaliatory tariffs from foreign nations. As part of that package, the Market Facilitation Program has been making payments directly to farmers who have suffered trade damage,” Perdue said. “Using existing funds, we were able to keep FSA offices open as long as possible, but unfortunately had to close them when funding ran out. We will therefore extend the application deadline for a period of time equal to the number of business days FSA offices were closed, once the government shutdown ends. Farmers who have already applied for the program and certified their 2018 production have continued to receive payments. Meanwhile, I continue to urge members of Congress to redouble their efforts to pass an appropriations bill that President Trump will sign and end the lapse in funding so that we may again provide full services to our farmers and ranchers.”last_img read more

Minnis Tax Free Zone in Inner City to come under FNM if

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 4th 2017, Nassau: A Tax Free zone, free of business licenses and property tax will be implemented in the inner city if elected. The promise from FNM leader Dr.Hubert Minnis, as he spoke to a packed crowd in Nassau, Wednesday night. He added that any vehicle, once proven as essential to your business, will also benefit from a reduction in custom duties.Minnis sought to respond to claims of being weak by the PLP leader, by turning the tables around on Christie, citing what he describes as his inability to “stop Munroe from cursing, Davis from misleading parliament, Ray from intimidating and Fitzgerald from begging”.Meanwhile, Minnis addressed the chaos witnessed at the Advanced polling stations on Wednesday. He called on Perry Christie and the PLP to ‘stop trying to corrupt our voting process’. Minnis vowed to his team, that the FNM will be vigilant not to allow Christie to steal this election from them. He added that the scene on Wednesday was a “clear demonstration of overt incompetence and mismanagement of which they have demonstrated the last four and half years”.#MagneticMediaNews#HubertMinnisPromisesTaxFreeZone#BahamasGeneralElections2017 Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

San Diego students create play about human trafficking

first_img April 30, 2019 Updated: 7:10 PM KUSI Newsroom, San Diego students create play about human trafficking Posted: April 30, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Today was the culmination of months of hard work for some students at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.Teenagers created and produced a play about human trafficking for their peers.Why? Because more and more children are being lured into what’s being described as modern-day slavery.KUSI News Elizabeth Alvarez has the details.It’s called Tapped. A simple yet powerful play put on by students at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. It’s about a very dark and dangerous crime that is rampant in San Diego.“The Department of Justice and the (San Diego Human Trafficking) Task Force approach us and said ‘we have a need. We’re finding that younger children are being pulled into human trafficking rings.’” Said Roxane Carraso, SCPA Teacher.“They wanted us to help them create a play for awareness, a softer way to explain to younger children how this happens and how to avoid making this happen.”MaeLin Janus, student production lead explains the story is about a girl Sage and a boy named Dylan. “He makes her feel safe then things start getting pretty dark. It goes from Instagram to text messaging to exchanging pictures and they start FaceTiming it gets really involved fast.”Students worked with a professional play right to create a play based on the eight stages of what happens in the human trafficking world.Trapped was created and produced by students for students.It was the vision of the San Diego human trafficking task force.The students involved in the production all went through a seminar to learn about the problem. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

VIDEO Wilmington Senior Center Discuss Its New Memory Cafe

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In the latest episode of ‘Let’s Be Candid About Elder Issues,’ Wilmington Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello sits down with her Case Manager Laura Pickett to discuss the Senior Center’s new Memory Cafe.A Memory Café is a special gathering place for those dealing with memory loss and their Caregivers. The “Café” gives the person with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity to socialize, participate in an activity and make new friends in a welcoming environment.Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/1/b/1/6/4/8/1b1648e0-475d-4024-a030-80ebb4f5972d1541609459.471%2B46392158.515%40castus4-wilmington%2B15416113741541610487732383.vod.720p.181106_Lets_Be_Candid_Memory_Cafe.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/1/b/1/6/4/8/1b1648e0-475d-4024-a030-80ebb4f5972d1541609459.471%2B46392158.515%40castus4-wilmington%2B15416113741541610487732383.vod.720p.181106_Lets_Be_Candid_Memory_Cafe.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”VIDEO: Senior Center Holds Alzheimer’s Association FundraiserIn “Videos”last_img read more

Ajith Kumars Nerkonda Paarvai cashes in on Bakrid holiday sets Chennai box

first_imgAndrea Tariang, Abhirami and Shraddha Srinath in Nerkonda Paarvai.PR HandoutAjith Kumar’s Nerkonda Paarvai has grossed over Rs 1 crore for the fifth consecutive day at the Chennai box office. The Bakrid holiday to schools, colleges and public offices ensured the movie retains good viewership on its first Monday.On its fifth day in Chennai, the H Vinoth-directorial has made a collection of Rs 1.15 crore. The Tamil movie had collected Rs 5.55 crore in its four-day weekend and the total collection of the film now stands at Rs 6.70 crore in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.The film enjoyed over 70 percent occupancy, on an average, in many cinema halls on its fifth day. It has also achieved a feat in Vettri Theatres, which sold over 20,000 tickets of Nerkonda Paarvai in just five days. “On day 5 #NerKondaPaarvai qualifies for the #VettriTopTen 2019 (surpasses 20k tickets) !!! Movies that are already in the list(Alphabetical Order) #AvengersEndgame #Kanchana3 #Petta #TheLionKing #SuperDeluxe #Viswasam Double Dhamaka for #ThalaAjith Fans … [sic]” Rakesh Gowthaman, managing director of the Vettri Cinemas, tweeted.Likewise, Nikilesh Surya, manager of another leading cinema hall, Rohini Silver Screens, has spoken about the stupendous performance of Nerkonda Paarvai on Twitter. “Phenomenal 5 day outing at the box office for #NerkondaPaarvai both @RohiniSilverScr Koyambedu and Tindivanam. Another all centre hit for #Thala Dream run for him this year. #என்றும்_தலஅஜித். [sic]” He wrote.The film was opened to a good hype and the positive reviews have helped it to set the box office on fire. Normally on Mondays, the collections of big movies witness significant drop, but the Ajith-starrer has retained the momentum. The Bakrid holiday helped the movie to enjoy above-average footfalls in theatres, as per trade trackers.With Thursday being a holiday over Independence Day, the Boney Kapoor-produced film is predict to end its first week run in theatres on a high note.The Ajith-starrer is a Tamil remake of Hindi movie Pink. H Vinoth has tweaked the story to suit the tastes of the local audience. Vidya Balan, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang and Abhirami Venkatachalam, who is currently in the Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house, are in key roles.last_img read more

Baby kidnapped from Florida hospital found 18 years later

first_imgA woman who was taken as a baby from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 has been found safe, Florida authorities said on Friday, and the South Carolina woman she believed to be her mother has been arrested for kidnapping.Kamiyah Mobley, now 18, was located in Walterboro, South Carolina, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed her identity through DNA testing.She appeared to be in good health and “a normal 18-year-old woman,” Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference.“This young woman was abducted as a newborn, and she is going to need time and assistance to process all this,” Williams said. “She is taking it as well as you can imagine.”The woman’s biological family was overwhelmed when they learned the news. It will be up to the victim to determine future contact, he said.Authorities found Mobley through tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was living under a different name established through fraudulent documents, the sheriff said, declining to release that name.“She had an inclination beginning probably a couple of months ago that she may have been involved in this in some way,” the sheriff said.The baby was only hours old when a woman, dressed as a nurse in a flowered smock and green hospital pants, abducted her from her mother’s room, according to the 1998 incident report.Authorities have arrested Gloria Williams, 51, in South Carolina on charges of kidnapping and interference with custody, the sheriff said.The case generated wide attention and led authorities to pursue more than 2,500 tips, the sheriff said.“We are speaking to as many people as we can to try to paint a picture of what may have happened 18 years ago,” the sheriff said. “Lots of questions left unanswered.”Gloria Williams will be extradited to Florida, authorities said, and she faces up to life in prison.last_img read more

Trump Pence wont attend Jerusalem embassy opening

first_img.Neither president Donald Trump nor vice president Mike Pence will be in attendance when the US opens its embassy in Jerusalem next week.The White House says Trump is instead sending a high-level delegation to the ceremony marking the formal recognition by the US of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump ordered the move last year, fulfilling a key campaign promise but drawing condemnation from many US allies, who say the move makes it more difficult to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians.The White House says deputy secretary of State John Sullivan is leading the delegation, joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) and the president’s daughter and son-in-law, White House aides Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.Trump had left the door open to personally attending the embassy opening.last_img read more