NCGA to EPA: Raise the RVO

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA to EPA: Raise the RVO Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleHouse Plans Action on GMO Labeling Hoosier Ag Today In comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, the National Corn Growers Association called on the Agency to raise the amount of renewable fuel blended into the nation’s gas supply in 2017. In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, NCGA President Chip Bowling writes, “The RFS is doing exactly what it was intended to do. It is successfully driving the adoption of renewable fuel alternatives to petroleum, supporting jobs across the country, and ensuring the United States remains a global leader in developing new renewable energy sources while decreasing GHG emissions here at home.”In its Proposed Rule for the 2017 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program, the EPA proposed cutting ethanol volumes below the level set by Congress. This is the fourth consecutive year EPA has proposed volumes below statute, a decision that has stalled investment in the renewable fuels industry.Bowling urged EPA to return to statute and raise the ethanol numbers, “We request that you reconsider the proposed reduction in the renewable volume obligations as a step toward re-establishing regulatory certainty for the renewable fuels industry, and stand up for our nation’s environmental health.”A copy of NCGA’s full comments can be found here. By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 12, 2016 NCGA to EPA: Raise the RVO Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

SA economy to grow 3.4% in 2011: IMF

first_imgPrivate demand, capital inflows 27 January 2011 The South African economy is expected to grow by 3.8 percent in 2012, also down by 0.1 percent from previous projections, according to the report released on Tuesday. The IMF’s projection for growth in 2011 is in line with that of the South African Reserve Bank, which last week adjusted its figures for 2011 for growth to reach 3.4 percent. The central bank left its projection for 2012 unchanged at 3.6 percent. South Africa’s economy is projected to grow by 3.4% in 2011, down 0.1 percentage points from previous projections, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says in its latest World Economic Outlook. “The recovery in South Africa and its neighbours, however, has been more subdued, reflecting the more severe impact of the collapse in world trade and elevated unemployment levels that are proving difficult to reduce.” Trade, unemployment hamper growthcenter_img Growth in emerging and developing economies is expected to remain buoyant at 6.5 percent – a modest slowdown from the seven percent growth registered last year. Asia, however, continues to grow rapidly, the IMF said. The IMF said that countries in sub-Saharan Africa had recovered quickly from the global economic meltdown, with the region projected to grow 5.5 percent in 2011. “But the pace of the recovery has varied within the region,” the IMF said. “Output growth in most oil exporters and low-income countries is now close to pre-crisis highs. According to the IMF report, growth in emerging and developing economies remained robust in the third quarter of 2010, buoyed by well-entrenched private demand, still accommodative policy stances, and resurgent capital inflows. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Brand South Africa views Statistics SA’s GDP results as a wake-up call

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 05 June 2019 –  Brand South Africa notes with concern the results released by Stats SA which indicate that South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, the largest quarterly drop in GDP in a decade.According to the report, the main contributors to the decline are manufacturing (-8.8%), mining (-10.8%) and agriculture (-13.2%). “The decline is the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since the first quarter of 2009, when the economy – under strain from the global financial crisis – tumbled by 6.1%,” said Stats SA in a statement.Economist have attributed it to load shedding, perceived weak economic policy and instability at state-owned enterprises.“Important for South Africa is the fact that increased trade tensions between major economies stand to have a negative impact on commodity exporters due to potential price volatility. While the South African GDP outlook has seen a downward revision, this happens in a global context, where the World Bank indicated earlier in the year that international trade and investment are moderating – and as such this is a challenge for many emerging markets, and South Africa is no exception. Additionally, the global economy and trading system is being challenged by trade tensions that remain elevated,” said Brand South Africa, General Manager for Research, Dr Petrus de Kock.“We are confident that under the 6th administration that we will expand the economy, in order to address our many societal problems which, find their roots in the scourge of unemployment, poverty and inequality. These results are a call to action for all stakeholders across all sectors to collaborate in finding sustainable solutions to grow our economy,” concluded Dr de Kock. Notes to the EditorAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to promote pride and patriotism among South Africans, to contribute to nation building and social cohesion.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is beneficial for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all. Join the conversation at: Join the conversation BrandSouthAfrica @Brand_SA For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

iMovie for iPhone 4 Now Available in App Store

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Apple#mobile#web First ImpressionsThe app also comes with a variety of themes (Modern, Bright, Playful, Travel and News) which each offer their own set of titles, transitions and soundtrack. And you can further customize your iMovie with songs from your iTunes library or photos from your iPhone. All of these elements can be changed at any time, allowing you to experiment with different styles. Just don’t try to double-tap on the music file portion of the movie to see the option to change your soundtrack. Although you can drag the music out of the movie’s interface where it vanishes with a cloud-shaped icon that disappears in a “poof” animation, you can’t hop into music settings from the same area. Instead, you have to return to the “add media” section to customize the audio tracks. When you’ve finished creating the movie, it can be exported to one of three sizes: Medium (360p), Large (480p) or HD (720p) and can then be shared via Apple’s MobileMe service, YouTube, email or MMS. Sadly, there appears to be no “export to Facebook” option. However, it should be noted that this “sharing” feature is actually a two-step process. First the movie is exported to your iPhone’s Camera Roll and from there, you can you choose to share it using the Camera Roll’s default sharing mechanisms. Social sharing is not actually built into the iMovie app itself. In our brief tests, the one complaint we had was with the rather tedious method of having to select photos one-by-one. If you have a lot of photos you want to turn into a movie-like slideshow or add alongside your video clips, this process quickly becomes tiring. When emailing photos directly from the phone’s photo gallery, multi-select is available, so why not in iMovie? Other than that, the process of creating a movie from your own media is incredibly simple, so much so in fact, that novice movie-makers probably won’t even be too bothered by the lack of a detailed tutorial, another missing feature in the application, but one that’s definitely not “missed.” iMovie is a $4.99 download and is available from the iTunes store here. sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … As promised during the recent Apple developer conference in San Francisco, the mobile version of Apple’s iMovie software is now available for download from the iTunes App Store. iMovie, which works only with the new iPhone 4 (also publicly available as of today), lets you create HD movies using video-editing controls and features similar to those found in the iMovie desktop software for Mac.According to the app’s description, iMovie for iPhone includes specific features for multi-touch, like the ability to tap to add or record video, drag to trim lengths of video clips or photos, pinch to zoom the timeline and slide to scrub through the video in your iMovie project. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Amazon Responds with Export Capability for Virtual Machines

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Amazon Web Services will be providing the ability to export VMware virtual machines in addition to an import features that it announced last week.According to the AWS Web site, exporting will be available to common image formats.The ability to export VMware images is a welcome one. The lack of an export features has been the source of some criticism over the past week.It appears at least that AWS did listen to what people had to say. It also shows how important the VMware installed base is for AWS. VMware dominates the server virtualization market. AWS recognizes that many of those customers will want to move to the cloud. AWS wants those customers to move to its service.To make a dent in the market, AWS needs to gain the trust of the enterprise customer. To do that, it’s a must to offer the capability to export virtual machines.But isn’t exporting data a must for the cloud overall? Don’t we need to make this a standard way of doing business?Exporting data should be a common place capability for cloud computing customers. Those that do provide the capability will be rewarded. Customers want the ability to export data. They will turn to the providers that offer that option. Tags:#cloud#news 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Project for reducing weight of school bags in Rajasthan

first_imgOffering an innovative solution to the problem of students having to carry heavy school bags, a pilot project was launched here on Wednesday for reducing the number of textbooks by two-thirds in government schools in accordance with the subject trimester. Rajasthan is the first State to take such an initiative.Inaugurating the project at a senior secondary school in Vatika, Minister of State for Education Govind Singh Dotasara said the students would be required to carry one book instead of several ones on the same subject. One school each in the State’s 33 districts has been selected for the exercise to reduce children’s burden on an experimental basis.Mr. Dotasara said the weight of old books for students of Class One was 900 grams, which would be reduced to 400 grams, while the weight of books for classes till five would be reduced from 5.9 kg to 2.2 kg. The Minister also distributed new books to the school children.The project, if found successful, will be implemented in the entire State for Classes 1 to 12 in partnership with Piramal Foundation. Mr. Dotasara also asked private schools to adopt the initiative.Rajasthan Council of School Education’s Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Borad said the school curriculum would be re-crafted on the pattern of trimester in order to divide the books accordingly, keeping in view the component of weight of the bag. “For instance, a student of Class 5 will carry one book with four subjects, instead of four books,” he said.Textbooks teamThe Education Department had recently set up a team which worked on crafting the textbooks for Classes 1 to 5, while ensuring that the books became more joyful and were able to engage the students more effectively. With the team’s exercise, the State government has succeeded in reducing the weight of books by two-thirds.last_img read more

Luiz Felipe Scolari fired as Brazil manager, newspaper reports

first_imgBrazil’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reacts as his team plays against the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup third-place playoff at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. ReutersBrazil have sacked manager Luiz Felipe Scolari just hours after the end of a home World Cup in which they suffered two of their worst defeats in the tournament’s history, one of Brazil’s leading newspapers reported on Monday.Scolari’s Brazil were favourites to win the tournament but were demolished 7-1 in a semi-final defeat by eventual champions Germany. To compound their misery, they then lost the third-place playoff 3-0 against the Netherlands.Scolari, who led Brazil to the last of their record five World Cups in 2002, said after the game he would make a report to his bosses at the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and only then would his fate be decided.But O Globo reported Scolari was fired late Sunday night. The paper said an official announcement would be made on Monday.There was no confirmation from the CBF.Scolari took over the post in November 2012 and lost just five of his 29 games in charge.If his departure is confirmed, early front runners to replace him would be Tite, the man who led Corinthians to the Libertadores Cup and Club World Cup in 2012, and Muricy Ramalho, the current boss of Sao Paulo.However, there will also be calls to hire a foreign manager for the first time in Brazil’s history.The CBF have always resisted that idea, with reports that Pep Guardiola was rejected before he joined Bayern Munich. advertisementlast_img read more

Zimbabwe pacer Vitori reported for suspect action

first_imgZimbabwe cricketer Brian Vitori will need to get his bowling action tested within a fortnight after being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the final of the tri-series against Sri Lanka.The 26-year-old pacer, who was banned from bowling earlier in January but allowed in June after he amended his action, can however continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the tests are out, according to a statement from International Cricket Council (ICC).The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Zimbabwe management, cited concerns about the legality of the seamer’s bowling action during Sunday’s final.last_img