Lincoln Tortoise Tactics

first_imgFeeling left out of the Oxford tradition of racing hard-shelled creatures, Lincoln have established an official committee to investigate the acquisition of a tortoise. The pet will be trained as a super-athlete but will still not be able to run away as quickly as the college cat which scampered last term. JCR President, Philip Bownes, said the project would be long-term as it is important to “evaluate the whole thing properly” before taking on a new and reliable pet. It is hoped that the purchase will be ready for action in next year’s races.ARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img read more

Governor Mike Pence Directs Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide to Honor Law Enforcement…

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Indianapolis – In accordance with a presidential proclamation issued this afternoon, Governor Mike Pence today directed flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff beginning immediately to honor the service and sacrifice of the five law enforcement officers killed in the horrific ambush in Dallas, Texas Thursday night. Flags should be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Tuesday, July 12. Governor Pence asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to honor the service and sacrifice of these five law enforcement officers.Earlier today, Governor Pence issued a statement in response to the shootings of 12 police officers in Dallas, Texas, which left five officers dead and others wounded.Indianapolis – In accordance with a presidential proclamation issued this afternoon, Governor Mike Pence today directed flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff beginning immediately to honor the service and sacrifice of the five law enforcement officers killed in the horrific ambush in Dallas, Texas Thursday night. Flags should be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Tuesday, July 12. Governor Pence asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to honor the service and sacrifice of these five law enforcement officers.Earlier today, Governor Pence issued a statement in response to the shootings of 12 police officers in Dallas, Texas, which left five officers dead and others wounded.last_img read more

Soybean Producers Disappointed 90 Days Brings No Tariff Conclusion

first_imgAfter nearly three months of negotiations, President Trump and Chinese President Xi could not reach a conclusion and bring to an end tariffs imposed on soy growers by China since July 2018, a measure that would have brought great relief to soy growers.Davie Stephens, a soybean grower from Clinton, Kentucky, and American Soybean Association (ASA) president stated, “We are glad that talks between these two countries will continue without the tariff hike previously expected at the 90-day deadline later this week, but we need resolution and are discouraged that it’s still hard to see a tangible end in sight.”The Chinese government has recently announced and begun to make good on government-to-government commitments to purchase American soybeans totaling around 20 million metric tons (735 million bushels), which is a positive step. However, ASA continues to push for more than piecemeal purchases and see open access to the China market restored through the removal of tariffs.The value of U.S. soybean exports to China has grown exponentially the past 20 years, from $414 million in 1996 to $14 billion in 2017. China imported 31 percent of U.S. production in 2017, equal to 60 percent of total U.S exports and nearly one in every three rows of harvested beans. Over the next 10 years, Chinese demand for soybeans is expected to account for most of the growth in global soybean trade, making it a prime market for the U.S. and other countries.While ASA is pleased that the Administration has announced that negotiations have been positive and will continue past Trump’s imposed 90 day window, soy growers continue to urge the Administration to rescind the tariffs and instead make soybeans a part of reducing our trade deficit with China.last_img read more