Need for Guest Worker Program Recurring Theme at Committee Hearing

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 6, 2013 Home Indiana Agriculture News Need for Guest Worker Program Recurring Theme at Committee Hearing Facebook Twitter Need for Guest Worker Program Recurring Theme at Committee Hearing SHARE Immigration was the topic of news conferences, meetings at the White House and a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. While Tuesday’s hearing was focused on border security, the history of immigration law and the issue of allowing highly educated people to enter or remain in the country – Chairman Bob Goodlatte mentioned agriculture in his opening statement. According to Goodlatte – U.S. laws erect unnecessary hurdles for farmers who put food on America’s tables. He said our agriculture guest worker program is simply unworkable and needs to be reformed. CNN reports a guest worker program is on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s mind as well. He said any plan on reforming the system must include increased border security and a guest worker program before any discussion can take place on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country. Farmers are also on the mind of Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren – who said we need to reform our employment visa system so tech companies, farmers and other businesses have access to needed workers.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleIndiana Ethanol Plant Sale ApprovedNext articleCattlemen Make Progress Toward Beef Sustainability Gary Truittlast_img read more

“Warning” for Bogotá TV reporter doing story on paramilitaries

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas Organisation Follow the news on Colombia Related documents SoundtrackZIP – 281.99 KB Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the threatening phone call received on 13 July by Paul Bacares, a journalist with the public TV station Bogotá Canal Capital who is currently preparing a report on Colombia’s paramilitaries. The three-minute call, a recording of which can be heard online, consists of the sounds of automatic weapons fire against a musical background. RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alertscenter_img News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more “The paramilitaries, the most likely authors of this ‘warning,’ are still the biggest source of danger for Colombia’s journalists, often treating them as ‘military targets,’ Reporters Without Borders said. “Bacares must quickly be given protection that is appropriate to the nature of this threat. The authorities should also examine the security needs of his Canal Capital colleagues, who could be exposed to the same danger.”The report that Bacares is currently preparing is about the paramilitary presence in the central department of Boyacá. It highlights the ability of these armed groups to infiltrate the legal economy and their links to local politicians and other public figures. It is this aspect of the report that is undoubtedly the chief motive for the threat to Bacares.“If anything prevents his report from being broadcast, we will be ready to make it available on the censorship circumvention website that we plan to launch in the next few months,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We address the same offer to all other journalists who are prevented from working normally, including the indigenous community radio stations in Cauca department, where the population is currently caught in the crossfire between the regular army and guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).”Some other journalists are “targets” for the paramilitary groups, who also continue to terrorize human rights activists, labour organizers, civil society representatives and environmentalists. RSF_en October 21, 2020 Find out more July 16, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Warning” for Bogotá TV reporter doing story on paramilitaries Newslast_img read more

Letters

first_imgDear Editor,I wholeheartedly agree with you that answers on salt in bread-making are needed and I look forward to them being found in a manner which satisfies all interested parties.However, I feel I must comment on the last paragraph in your recent Viewpoint (5 June, 2009) and correct the small misconception that you have regarding the manufacture of bread with less salt in the Chorleywood Bread Process. It is not the Chorleywood Bread Process that “cannot cope with low salt levels”, it is the ’processing’ of dough that cannot cope with lower salt levels. This potential problem applies to all bread-making processes, even those used by in-store and craft bakeries. The plant baking industry, which mostly uses the Chorleywood Bread Process, has a particular problem in that it is the scale and speed of production that create issues requiring a potential change in the dough processing equipment. If the in-store or craft bakery had to produce 5,000 loaves an hour for 24 hours, then it would not be very long before they were crying out for new equipment to cope with the changes in dough quality.So that my letter is not seen as a ’blind’ defence of the plant baker I would like readers to note that as a trained and City & Guilds qualified baker, I work with all bread types and processes and all sizes of bakeries. Similarly, I am not blindly opposing reductions in salt intake; I never add discretionary salt and have not used salt in home cooking for the last 20 years.My greatest concern is to find a sensible solution for salt reduction that ensures that consumers continue to buy and enjoy eating bread – whatever process is used to make it!Stanley P. Cauvain, Director and VP, R&D activities, BakeTranlast_img read more

Conference Center

first_imgWhile many Georgia churches and government buildings welcomed Florida residents who fled their homes to avoid Irma’s wrath, the University of Georgia Tifton campus’ 129,000-square-foot Tifton Campus Conference Center functioned as a staging site for Georgia Power personnel who worked nonstop to restore power to residents in Tifton, Georgia, and surrounding areas.The facility, which is made up of two auditoriums, four large ballrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, housed approximately 450 Georgia Power employees. They arrived at different times during the weekend in preparation for Irma, which came through Georgia as a tropical storm on Monday. Once the tropical storm blew through Tifton, the crews left to repair the damage the storm inflicted on the greater south Georgia area. They returned to the conference center at night to eat, shower and sleep before heading out again.“Irma was a devastating natural disaster. As communities recover from an event like this, residents need to come together and help each other,” said Joe West, assistant dean of UGA-Tifton. “As part of the UGA Tifton campus, we were more than willing to offer our facility and staff to Georgia Power to serve their needs.” John Ellis, Georgia Power staging site coordinator, said the conference center was the ideal location for personnel to gather, especially considering the lack of hotel vacancies in the area.“(The conference center) has been incredibly instrumental in restoring service to southern parts of Georgia,” Ellis said. “There were zero hotels (in Tifton) because of the evacuees out of Florida and out of the Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia, areas. There was no way to house our crews here. We would not have been able to put anybody in the area until days after the storm.”Storm Services, a company that specializes in the management of full base camp setups, supplied catering, mobile showers, and 500 cots and linens for the linemen and crews. Approximately 300 electric line trucks, bucket trucks and pickup trucks parked at the conference center over the weekend. The employees housed at the conference center included utility crews, tree-trimming and line crews, and engineers. They served Georgia residents as far southwest as Bainbridge and southeast as Waycross.“Having the building to put (our crews) in, the kitchen facilities to serve them food and the large area to park around it made it one of the best sites I could have asked for, for something like this,” said Ellis.He was especially complimentary of the conference center personnel who were on site around the clock during Georgia Power’s time in Tifton.“I am very proud of how our conference center team came together during a time like this. When you’re given a chance to serve others at a time it’s needed most, it’s your responsibility to do so,” said Kim Rutland, conference center director. “Georgia Power needed a temporary home, and I am so happy we were able to provide one. The conference center staff did a phenomenal job working around the clock to keep the facility open during the storm.”last_img read more

JP Morgan Tied to Bulker Purchase

first_imgJP Morgan Global Maritime is said to have set sights on buying the 2012-built Supramax bulk carrier Ocean Symphony.The company allegedly entered into a sub-sale agreement with Japan-based United Ocean Group, according to information provided by VesselsValue.Once the transaction is completed, the 58,100 dwt Ocean Symphony will be bought for USD 15.2 million.Currently, the market value of the 32,311 gross ton bulker stands at USD 16.06 million.Featuring a length of 190 meters and a width of 32.3 meters, the ship was built at Tsuneishi Cebu shipyard in the Philippines.Earlier this month, World Maritime News reported that JP Morgan Asset Management raised USD 480 million from insurers and pension funds aimed at investing into distressed shipping assets. The fund sparked considerable interest as the shipping sector proved to be one of the sluggish ones abounding in cheap assets.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more