U.S. FARMERS & RANCHERS ALLIANCE® NAMES WINNERS

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 12, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. FARMERS & RANCHERS ALLIANCE® NAMES WINNERS Today, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the winners of its second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program, after a nationwide search was concluded to help put real faces on agriculture for American consumers. Erin Brenneman (Iowa), Darrell Glaser (Texas), Jay Hill (N.M.), Thomas Titus (Ill.) and Carla Wardin (Mich.) were all named program winners. The class will be active participants in the national dialogue about food production to set the record straight. These farmers and ranchers will share their personal stories and experiences through consumer-facing public appearances, events, media interviews and social media. “I could not be more impressed with this year’s new Faces of Farming and Ranching,” said Nancy Kavazanjian, chairperson of USFRA and a Wisconsin farmer director with the United Soybean Board. “The first Faces of Farming and Ranching had a positive impact on consumers across the country and we are sure this new class also will see success as they connect with consumers and share their stories about how food gets from their farm or ranch to our plates. So many outstanding farmers and ranchers stepped forward and offered to be a consumer Face for USFRA. We are overwhelmed with amount of individuals who are willing to be a representative of the nation’s agricultural community.”Dedicated farmers and ranchers from across the nation submitted applications. This is the second time USFRA has sought farmers and ranchers to speak on behalf of the industry in this capacity.Consumers, farmers and ranchers were asked to vote online for whom they believed best represented agriculture across the country. These votes were factored into the final decision to determine the Faces of Farming and Ranching. In addition to the public vote, a panel of judges interviewed and evaluated the finalists to help determine the winners of Faces of Farming and Ranching.  These farmers and ranchers will share their stories on a national stage through media interviews, consumer-facing public appearances and events. For more information on the Faces of Farming & Ranching program, visit www.fooddialogues.com/Faces. Follow the conversation online at @USFRA #FoodD. To request interviews or photos of this year’s winners, contact Joanna Schroeder on behalf of USFRA, at 636-751-5725 or [email protected]                                                                                                                   # # #Meet the new Faces of Farming & Ranching  Erin Brenneman (IA)Erin Brenneman lives in Wellman, Iowa and is part of the Brenneman Pork, Inc. team. The farm operation is a family farrow to finish operation that consists of just over 20,000 sows over three sites – the main home in Southeast Iowa and two sow farms in Missouri. The operation was started by her husband’s parents, Rob and Char Brenneman in 1981 with a few sows outside and today nearly all of their children and spouses work full time for the operation with nearly 700,000 pigs each year going to market. She and her family also farm 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans each year. “I am excited to be a Face of Farming and Ranching because I know I will be able to help share agriculture’s story from a unique perspective of being a city-raised girl. I feel that I am able to connect and see eye to eye with many consumers who may be confused about where their food comes from because I have lived on that side of the unknown. Becoming a Face of Farming and Ranching will open so many more opportunities to show a much broader audience how wonderful farming is and our true passion for it.”“I hope that in the next two years I am able to relate to everyday consumers and encourage people to seek out farmers with their questions on farming rather than a quick Google search. I hope to become a solid and honest reference that people can find and relate well to when looking for the story of where their food comes from.”“I am excited to continue to help farmers and ranchers get their story out and reach as many people as we can with our positive message and our unique passion for what we do. I am also excited to interact with more people with honest questions about our quest to help feed the growing population and the exciting things we are doing in agriculture to achieve that.  We need to help the consumer see that modern, progressive agriculture is not something that we need to be scared of, but rather embrace. Education and positive stories of our day to day operations is the only way we are going to achieve understanding.”Darrell Glaser (TX)Darrell Glaser lives in Rogers, Texas on the Bar G Ranch with his wife, Shannon, his four sons and his mother.  The farm and ranch consists of 500 acres of owned land and 250 acres of leased pasture. They run an integrated contract turkey brooding operation and a commercial and purebred cow calf operations. They brood nearly 600,000 turkeys each year and maintain a cow herd that includes 200 mother cows. The farm was started by Darrell’s grandfather 80 years ago and has been in constant production ever since. When Darrell took over the farm he added two contract turkey brooding houses to help diversify their operation and converted their row crop land to improved pastures and in 1996 added two additional turkey brooding houses. “I am honored to be chosen as one of the Faces of Farming and Ranching.  It is very exciting to be able to share the story of farming and ranching with others.  I feel it is very important for those of us involved in production agriculture to help educate others about what we do on a daily basis on our farms and ranches.”  “During the next two years I would like to help consumers understand the important role the American farmer and rancher play in feeding our country.  I look forward to telling the story of production agriculture and helping people understand that farmers and ranchers are good stewards of our land.  Many of us are 3rd, 4th or 5th generation producers.”  “As a Face of Farming and Ranching I look forward to interacting with those who may not understand what goes into producing their food supply. Consumers are becoming more concerned about where their food comes from and how it is handled.  I feel as an industry it our responsibility to help answer these questions in a factual and professional manner.”   Jay Hill (NM)Jay Hill’s father established Hill Farms in 1969 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Today the family now farms between 500-700 acres. They use double rotation and oftentimes triple rotation, which gives the farm upwards of 1,000-2,000 acres of annual crop production. Today Jay focuses on the farm’s vegetable production and they produce between 15-18 million pounds of onions between May and July with the onions being sold in all 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico. Hill Farms also produces corn, wheat, pinto beans, alfalfa, lettuce, pecans and world famous green chile.  “What excites me the most about the opportunity to share my story is the opportunity to travel around our great nation listening consumers that have true questions and concerns about how I produce my product. And in turn, answering those questions that help bridge the gap between the farm and their fork. “I pray that the next two years help provide me with the tools I need to continue educating others about the responsible practices of the American farmer.” “I look forward to meeting with people from coast to coast talking about what I love the most — farming and ranching. I am ready to listen, travel and do my part to educate those who are interested in where their food comes from.”  Thomas Titus (IL)Thomas Titus’ family established Tri Pork in March of 1962 with 240 acres where grain and livestock were produced by one family. Today the farm supports four families, three full-time employee families and two part-time employees with hopes of bringing back the sixth generation to the farm. The farm consists of 1,550 acres of corn, soybeans and hay along with a 750 sow farrow-to-finish facility, 45 head cow/calf herd along with 15 chickens and 20 goats. Thomas primarily focuses on the operation’s pork business where they market 12,000 pigs annually to Farmland Foods. In addition, the farm has 50 sows in the herd for show pig production, sale and exhibition to allow his children the opportunity to engage in 4-H and FFA.“Becoming a Face of Farming and Ranching is very exciting for our farm family. Every farm has a unique and diverse story and being able to share the story of our multi-generational, diversified farm is something we are extremely passionate about. By sharing our story we hope to begin to reconnect with our consumers outside of our local area and help provide reassurance that growing a safe, secure and wholesome product for their family and ours is top priority.” “As each generation walks through the aisles of the grocery store beginning to question how their food is being produced, as a Face of Farming and Ranching I want to be that connection back to the family farm, the man in the seat of the tractor to help answer their questions and reassure our consumers that environmental sustainability and animal welfare are our very top concerns. At the same time, inspiring that next generation of Agvocate in not only my own children, but reaching out to youth on a larger scale to share the importance of telling each and every unique farms story.” “As a Face of Farming and Ranching I’m most looking forward to being able to make a greater impact with those that are making the food purchasing decisions and bridging that gap between the millennial and the meat counter. As consumers only become further removed from their agricultural roots telling agricultures great story is very important not only for our farm today, but most importantly the next generation of farmers.” Carla Wardin (MI)Carla Wardin is a sixth-generation dairy farmer in St. John’s, Michigan. Her family’s farm, the Evergreen Dairy, recently expanded its herd to 400 cows. Seven years ago, she and her husband Kris left their corporate jobs in Connecticut and moved back to the land where her great-great-great grandparents started farming in 1879. Today the family now lives in the 135-year old house where her great-grandma was born. They are renovating the barn her great-grandpa built where he used to mile cows by hand. Today, Evergreen Dairy graze cattle on the same fields as Carla’s ancestors and still practice natural bull breeding. In addition, the family grows crops for their feed and have 850 acres of corn, alfalfa, sudax and triticale. They also calve seasonally so their cows give birth in the summer. “I love that this program exists, because how can people know a farmer if they never have a chance to meet one?  I love the idea that I can represent farmers and talk with consumers about our industry, lifestyle, and current food-related issues.”“When we came back to the farm seven years ago, there weren’t a ton of farmers online – they were busy outside!  Now thanks to the ubiquity of smart phones, farmers are finding it much easier to share what goes on daily on our farms.  I hope to encourage that trend, spark meaningful conversations, and help all of us reach consumers in a way that wasn’t possible just a short time ago.”    “I’m most looking forward to having direct contact with people who are eager to discuss modern farming.  I love meeting new people, I love talking about agriculture, and I’m incredibly excited to engage people nationwide.  If you have a question, come to me!  I’ll do my best to answer it.  And if I don’t know the answer, I bet I know a farmer who does!”  About U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) consists of more than 80 farmer – and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture, working to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised. USFRA is committed to continuous improvement and supporting U.S. farmers and ranchers efforts to increase confidence and trust in today’s agriculture. U.S. FARMERS & RANCHERS ALLIANCE® NAMES WINNERS Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleData Experts say Data Will Drive Increased Production Gary Truittlast_img read more

Pasadena Sets Record for COVID-19 Infections: 253 New Cases Reported on Single Day

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena saw more new COVID-19 infections than ever on Tuesday as health officials continued working through backlogged data left over from the New Year’s holiday weekend, officials said.No new deaths were reported in the city, Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.“This is the highest number of cases we’ve reported,” she said. Health officials continued “slowly making progress” on a significant number of backlogged test results.Since March, a total of 7,449 COVID-19 infections and 168 deaths have been documented in Pasadena, according to city data.Officials at Huntington Hospital reported treating 192 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, with 41 of them, or 21%, being treated in intensive care units.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 13,512 new COVID-19 infections and 224 additional deaths on Tuesday, bringing the overall totals to 840,611 cases of the virus and 11,071 deaths.An all-time high number of 7,898 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, with 21% of them being treated in ICUs, amounting to “critical levels,” the agency said in a written statement.“Healthcare workers and hospitals continue to be taxed and overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. The devastating impact of the pandemic is disrupting emergency medical care due to the sheer volume of COVID-19 patients and staffing limitations,” according to the county statement. “These challenges will get worse if we don’t slow COVID-19 spread.”L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer urged the public to take action now to prevent the spread of the virus, as widespread public distribution of the available vaccines remains months away.“L.A. County reached the terrible milestone of more than 11,000 deaths due to COVID-19. As a community, we must commit to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in its tracks so that we can save as many lives as possible,” she said.“Rollout for COVID-19 vaccine continues in the phases recommended by the State and CDC as supply allows,” according to Ferrer.“And while vaccines are a powerful tool, we do not need to wait for vaccines to stop new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and death,” she continued. “We can do that now. It takes every business and every resident to purposefully follow public health directives and safety measures. Please stay home and leave only for essential work or essential services.”L.A. County’s overall positivity rate stood at 16%, with more than 4.8 million tests administered, officials said.State health officials reported 31.440 new infections and 368 additional deaths on Tuesday. In total, California has recorded 2,452,334 infections and 27,003 fatalities.The average positivity rate for the state over the prior week was 13.6%, while the 14-day average was 12.7%, according to a CDPH statement.As of Tuesday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s fatalities. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Sets Record for COVID-19 Infections: 253 New Cases Reported on Single Day L.A. County surpasses 11,000 fatalities as hospitals packed to ‘critical levels’ By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 4:27 pm Herbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Jimmy Fallon Taunts Trump With James Taylor-Style “Fire and Fury” [Watch]

first_imgMichael Wolff’s controversial tell-all about the Trump Administration’s first year, Fire and Fury, has been a bestseller since the news cycle first got a taste of the book a couple of week ago. Jimmy Fallon has a history of performing parody songs in the style of iconic singer-songwriters like Neil Young and Bob Dylan. So, really, it was only a matter of time before Fallon and his team of writers noticed the resemblance between the title of Wolff’s book and James Taylor’s 1970 classic “Fire and Rain”.The whole thing came together when Fallon took the stage under low light on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. Sporting a James Taylor-approved sweater and some very 1970s facial hair, the comedian plucked his acoustic guitar and muttered out lines like, “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen fury/ I’ve seen so many tweets that my eyes are blurry”. It’s yet another hilarious addition to Fallon’s parody canon, which includes gems like a shot-by-shot remake of a Styx music video, Fallon-as-Neil-Young performing with the real Neil Young, and a Christmas-themed Trump taunt called “Robert Mueller Is Coming Town” (performed by Fallon-as-Bruce-Springsteen, of course).“Fire and Fury”[Photo: Screengrab of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon]last_img read more

2018 WCQ: Africa’s 20 teams for final group stages confirmed

first_img–On Tuesday night, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Algeria joined other African heavyweights in the draw for the group stages of 2018 World Cup qualification.With Libya, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana and Nigeria securing their qualification earlier, all of the other expected teams also made their way into the third round.The biggest result was Algeria thrashing 10-man Tanzania 7-0 at home for a 9-2 aggregate result, while Egypt thumped Chad 4-0 to seal a 4-1 aggregate win.Tuesday’s 2nd Round ResultsRwanda 1-3 Libya (Libya win 4-1 agg)Cameroon 0-0 Niger (Cameroon win 3-0 agg)Congo 2-1 Ethiopia (Congo win 6-4 agg)Ghana 2-0 Comoros (Ghana win 2-0 agg)Nigeria 2-0 Swaziland (Nigeria win 2-0 agg)Egypt 4-0 Chad (Egypt win 4-1 on agg)Ivory Coast 3-0 Liberia (Ivory Coast win 4-0 on agg)Tunisia 2-1 Mauritania (Tunisia win 4-2 on agg)South Africa 1-0 Angola (South Africa win 4-1 on agg)Burkina Faso 2-0 Benin (Burkina Faso win 3-2 on agg)Algeria 7-0 Tanzania (Algeria win 9-2 on agg)Mali 2-0 Botswana (Mali win 3-2 on agg)Senegal 3-0 Madagascar (Senegal win 5-2 on agg)Cape Verde 2-0 Kenya (Cape Verde win 2-1 on agg) 20 African teams in 3rd Round (Group Stage)Gabon, Zambia, Uganda, DR Congo, Morocco, Guinea, Libya, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Egypt, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Cape Verde, Senegal, MaliGroup Stage DrawThe 20 teams will be drawn into five round-robin, home-and-away groups of four teams each. The five group winners will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The date for the draw has not yet been announced.last_img read more

49ers, Ravens mock each other with TD celebrations

first_imgSan Francisco struck first on the pettiness scoreboard after Deebo Samuel … Who’s mocking was better? 49ers or Ravens?49ers. Deebo Samuel’s did a great Lamar Jackson imitation.Ravens. Mark Andrews did a spot-on rendition of Nick Bosa’s move.VoteView ResultsTake Our Poll The 49ers and Ravens showed one good taunting deserves another during their showdown in Baltimore on Sunday.The rainy weather may have affected the play on the field, but it didn’t prevent both teams from expertly mocking each other’s signature celebrations.The Ravens and Niners taking inspiration from each others’ TD dances 🤣🙌 pic.twitter.com/Kb50F0dLFD— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 1, 2019last_img

Former FEU stars Jose, Belo reunite at Blackwater

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Raymar Jose was picked third by Blackwater in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDifferent team, same mindset.Raymar Jose vowed there won’t be any letups in his game as he embarks on a new challenge with Blackwater in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Rebounds, defense, and aggressiveness. The energy and the hustle, I hope to bring all of those here,” Jose said after being selected third overall in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.”I hope I can play well and contribute to the team. And I wish we reach the goals we set.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Elite are going all in with Jose as they made a huge statement fortifying their frontline with the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP.More importantly, it set the stage for an FEU reunion in Blackwater, as Jose will once again play alongside Mac Belo. MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LATEST STORIES “I’m happy that I’ll be teammates with him again because back in college, we’re together for four years. Now, we’re together again,” he said.Despite the familiarity between the two, Jose is well aware that the Elite’s success isn’t guaranteed. And just like how the two did back in their Tamaraw days, they will have to work at their hardest to get their team out of the cellar this upcoming season.“I hope our partnership will thrive that we can replicate our bond. I’m thankful because kuya Mac is there to guide me, but we need to give our best for us to be successful,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pido Jarencio back as GlobalPort coach John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

4 days ago​Liverpool striker Mane happy with Messi praise

first_img​Liverpool striker Mane happy with Messi praiseby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSadio Mane is happy to receive praise from Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi.Messi voted for Mane in the FIFA Men’s Best Player of the Year award.Mane told reporters: “It’s a great compliment when Messi votes for you. If you look at where I’ve come from, it shows I’ve come quite far.”All I can say [to kids] is to keep working hard and go for your dream.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs to drop under new

first_imgOTTAWA – A new agreement will see the prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand name equivalents.The price discounts are to start on April 1 and will more than triple the number of drugs that were discounted under the previous generics initiative.The drugs are collectively used by millions of Canadians to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression.Officials say patients will see the savings when they fill their prescriptions, whether it’s through a public drug plan, an employee plan or paying out of pocket.The initiative is expected to generate savings of up to $3 billion for public drug plans over five years.The agreement between the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance — which represents the provinces, territories and federal government — and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association was reached after discussions led by Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.“The generic drugs covered in this initiative are manufactured by multiple generic companies, helping to ensure a stable supply for Canadian patients,” the pCPA said Monday in a statement. “Pricing stability and predictability will also help to ensure that generic pharmaceutical manufacturers can continue to invest in bringing new cost-saving generic drugs to the Canadian market in the coming years.”The Canadian Pharmacists Association said the deal, while generating considerable savings for governments, will have a significant financial impact on the pharmacy industry.“We believe that this new pricing framework is an opportunity for governments to invest a portion of the anticipated savings back into frontline services that pharmacies offer to enhance patient care,” Justin Bates, CEO of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, said in a release.last_img read more

Trump orders withdrawal of sanctions against N Korea

first_imgWashington DC: Donald Trump has abruptly ordered the withdrawal of additional “large-scale” sanctions on North Korea, immediately after the Treasury Department imposed them, with his press secretary saying that the US President “likes” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and does not think they are necessary. President Trump’s unusual move comes after his second summit with Kim, held last month in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump walked out of that summit after refusing to agree to the North Korea’s demands of lifting all sanctions. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large- scale sanctions would be added to those already existing sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional sanctions!” Trump tweeted on Friday. This was an apparent reference to sanctions the Treasury Department has announced Thursday on Chinese shipping companies doing business with North Korea. Those sanctions prompted swift pushback from the Chinese and North Korean governments. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe two companies are Dalian Haibo International Freight Co. Ltd and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co. Ltd. The sanctions were the first new sign of pressure since talks between Trump and Kim broke down in Hanoi. “The US and our like-minded partners remain committed to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea and believe that the full implementation of North Korea-related UN Security Council resolutions is crucial to a successful outcome,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “Treasury will continue to enforce our sanctions, and we are making it explicitly clear that shipping companies employing deceptive tactics to mask illicit trade with North Korea expose themselves to great risk,” it said. The National Security Advisor John Bolton described it as an “important” action. “The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea’s illicit shipping practices. Everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in North Korea’s sanctions evasion,” Bolton tweeted. The White House, however, defended Trump’s decision. “President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. In June, Trump and Kim had their first-ever historic meeting aimed at normalising ties and complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.last_img read more

IP University to start Msc Yoga this session

first_imgNEW DELHI: IP University has started online admission process for the new academic session 2019–20 for more than 33,000 seats for 11 University Schools and 120 affiliated colleges. At present, the University has notified 58 combined academic programmes in the Admission Brochure unloaded on the University website www.ipu.ac.in. Also, two new courses, MSc (Yoga) and BSc (Nursing) post basic are being started from this academic session. Out of it, admission in the 40 programmes will be done on the basis of Common Entrance Tests (CETs) conducted by the University. There is no CET for six programmes –MBA(Weekend), LLM (Weekend), MBA (Disaster Management), M.Tech (ECE) Weekend, M Tech (CSE) Weekend and M Tech (Bio Technology). Admission in these programmes will be done on the basis of marks in the last qualifying examinations, work experiences and the performance in the interview. Admission to M Tech (Bio – Technology) will be given on the basis of GATE score.last_img read more