Previous articleUSDA Announces New Snack Standards for SchoolsNext articleAg Groups Applaud Senate-Passed Immigration Measure Gary Truitt Immigration Reform Passes Senate Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 27, 2013 The U.S. Senate has approved the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 by a vote of 68 to 32. The measure includes provisions to allow current undocumented ag workers to gain citizenship after working another five years in agriculture and create a new guest worker program. The measure was not supported by Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran or committee members Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Chambliss argued the ag provisions made it too easy for farm workers to gain citizenship and wouldn’t create a stable workforce. He tried to make changes through a series of amendments – but the leadership didn’t allow them to come to a vote. House Speaker John Boehner says the House will not take up the Senate-approved measure. He says they will do their own bill – through regular order – and it will be legislation that reflects the will of the majority and the will of the American people.The following are key agricultural labor provisions included in the immigration reform bill:* Current undocumented farm workers will be eligible to obtain legal status through a new Blue Card program if they choose to remain working in agriculture:* Ag workers who can document working in U.S. agriculture for a minimum of 100 workdays or 575 hours prior to December 31, 2012 can adjust to this new Blue Card status.* After a minimum of five years, workers who fulfill their Blue Card work requirements in U.S. agriculture will become eligible to apply for a Green Card, providing that they have no outstanding taxes, no convictions and pay a fine.* A new agricultural guest worker program will be established, with two work options:* An “At-Will” option will allow workers to enter the country to accept a specific job offer from an authorized agricultural employer, under a three-year visa. Employees will then be able to move within the country, working “at will” for any other authorized agricultural employer during that time. Employers must provide housing or a housing allowance to these workers.* A “Contract-Based” option will allow workers to enter the country to accept a specific contract for a specific amount of work from an authorized employer. This will also provide for a three-year visa, and require employers to provide housing or a housing allowance.* All guest workers will be paid an agreed-upon wage under the terms of this agreement.* There is a visa cap for the first five years of the program while current workers are participating in the Blue Card program. The Secretary of Agriculture has the authority to modify that cap if circumstances in agricultural labor require.* The new program will be administered by the Department of Agriculture. Home Indiana Agriculture News Immigration Reform Passes Senate SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter
Previous: Replacement Checks Issued for Unclaimed Foreclosure Settlement Payments Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 2/18/2015 About Author: Tory Barringer Analyst Forecasts Low Homeownership Rates Among Job Fields With Most Growth Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Freddie Mac Homeownership Rate Jobs Unemployment 2015-02-18 Tory Barringer Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Analyst Forecasts Low Homeownership Rates Among Job Fields With Most Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Homeownership Rate Jobs Unemployment The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago With job growth continuing on a strong track, a growing number of housing economists anticipate a comeback in homeownership—particularly among young adults—in the months and years ahead.However, a recent study from Freddie Mac turned up some discouraging results to throw some cold water on economists’ high hopes: The job fields that are expected to grow most in the coming years happen to have some of the lowest homeownership rates.Freddie’s analysts reached that conclusion after examining homeownership data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and comparing it to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections for job growth from 2012 through 2022.The findings?”What we find is that many of America’s fastest growing careers (in terms of numbers of workers) have average or below average homeownership rates,” said Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist, Len Kiefer. “At the same time, the professions with higher homeownership rates are generally headed for average or subpar growth.”Kiefer explained that most of the projected openings in the next few years—about two-thirds—are in low-education jobs, which typically have lower than average wages, making it more difficult for those workers to handle housing costs.Among the top occupations for job openings are retail and food preparation, which have homeownership rates of 55.6 percent and 27.2 percent, respectively. The current U.S. rate is 64 percent.Other fast-growing occupations include cashiers (with a 36.8 percent homeownership rate) and waiters/waitresses (26.8 percent).On the other hand, jobs in professions with higher homeownership rates (70 percent or more) are generally likely to see growth of 10 percent or less. That category includes engineers, lawyers, doctors, and computer and math professionals.There were a few exceptions: Registered nurses, general and operations managers, accountants, first-line supervisors, and elementary school teachers (except special education) all have homeownership rates topping 70 percent, and all are expected to grow rapidly.Kiefer does make a few notes regarding the findings: For one, it relies on homeownership rates remaining steady across various professions. It also assumes that there won’t be any surprises in the job market when it comes to payrolls and wages.Unless there is a significant change, though, “the current jobs outlook does not suggest a major uptick in domestic homebuying power going into the next decade,” he said.”This also suggests the debate over how best to support sustainable homeownership will continue to be important in coming years,” he added. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 18, 2015 1,260 Views Subscribe
Hijacking incident may be linked to security alert in Derry Pinterest Facebook Previous article‘End of an era’ – The Grill fondly rememberedNext articleRAP, Gaoth Dobhair acquired by ProAmpac Holldings News Highland Twitter Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Detectives in Derry are appealing for information about the report of a vehicle hijacking in the Cornshell Fields area of the city last night. A report was made to police at 9:30pm that a silver-coloured Mitsubishi Outlander on Ballyarnett Road was hijacked by four masked men.The vehicle was later found burnt out in the Racecourse Road area.In a statement Detective Inspector Finlay that police are investigating the incident, which police believe may be linked to the security alert in the Racecourse Road area during the early hours of this morning and are appealing to anyone who has information about either incident to call them.In particular police are appealing to anyone who was in the Cornshell Fields area at around 9:30pm and witnessed the incident or, who saw the vehicle being driven away, to get in touch with them.Police are also appealing to anyone who may have been on Racecourse Road and saw the vehicle there, where it was located burnt out, to call detectives at Strand Road on 101. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
volkan.basar/iStock(HOUSTON) — A Houston grandmother has run over and killed one of her accomplices with a U-Haul truck while acting as the getaway driver in a high speed chase after a burglary. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning when Diwanna Corstera Thomas, a 54-year-old grandmother of seven, pulled up to a Sunny’s Food Mart in northern Houston with three accomplices in the truck. The three men she was driving then jumped out of the U-Haul and broke into the store by using bolt cutters to cut off the locks while Thomas acted as the getaway driver by waiting outside while the men burglarized the inside of Sunny’s Food Mart, according to ABC News’ Houston station KTRK-TV.While inside the store, surveillance footage shows the suspects stealing beer, t-shirts and smoking paraphernalia. They also tried to break into the ATM inside with the bolt cutters but failed before making off with their loot. An off-duty officer who happened to be at the scene witnessed the burglary and called other officers for support as the high speed chase began. “The chase was 25 miles and lasted 26 minutes,” a prosecutor said in court.At one point during the chase, one of the suspects jumped out of the moving vehicle but was arrested by some of the pursuing officers. But when the second man tried to do the same thing he fell off the U-Haul while clinging to the passenger side mirror and ended up being run over and killed when he went under the rear passenger-side tire of the truck. “He fell off and this caused the complainant to fall and become run over by the passenger side rear tires, resulting in the death of the complainant,” the court prosecutor continued. Thomas allegedly has a lengthy criminal history including charges of robbery, auto theft and drug convictions. Police also believe that the grandmother was either drunk or high during the criminal activity.Thomas had her first court appearance on Tuesday evening and could be seen wiping away tears as she stood before the judge. During the hearing, the public defender asked for $60,000 bond for the felony murder charge and $40,000 for the second charge. The judge ended up settling on $75,000 for each charge. She was also charged with aggravated assault against a public servant after she allegedly struck a police car with her truck while a police officer was inside. Thomas is next due back in court on Thursday. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Professor Louise Richardson was formally installed in a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre as Oxford’s 272nd Vice-Chancellor on the morning of Tuesday, 12 January. She is the first woman to hold the post of Vice-Chancellor.Prior to joining Oxford, Professor Richardson served as the executive dean of Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and spent seven years as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews. She is an expert on the study of terrorism and the author of What Terrorists Want, published in 2006.Harvard President Drew Faust has said about her, “Louise Richardson is a brilliant academic leader. I had the privilege of working closely with her for six years at Harvard and came to deeply admire her analytic acuity, her organizational insight, her energy, courage and determination, and her high standards and aspirations.”At the ceremony, before the assembled Congregation, the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes welcomed Professor Richardson on behalf of the Oxford community “as the 272nd Vice-Chancellor (or there abouts) since 1230, when the scoreboard at Oxford began to register these things.”The Chancellor also touched on recent challenges to the university, namely the difficulties of fundraising, saying that he hoped the university would be able to continue to increase alumni donations, and internal student activism.He urged against imposing contemporary views and prejudices on the past, concluding by saying that “the point of university is not to prepare [students] to be financially successful… but to find out for themselves a bigger purpose for their lives.”For her part, Professor Richardson outlined what she views as the challenges Oxford faces as it hopes to maintain its academic excellence and continue making the same impact it has through its history.She said, “Universities do serve as guardians of our culture, they also serve as engines of our economy, as drivers of social mobility, as foundations of our democracy and always, as generators of new ideas.” “The challenge for us is: What are we going to do to prove ourselves worthy of [our] extraordinary inheritance?” she added.Professor Richardson pointed to three key external challenges: “technological change, globalization, spiraling costs and pressure for value.”Saying that “we must educate our students with the flexibility and creativity to be prepared for jobs we cannot even imagine today,” Richardson called for Oxford to “always remain open to the potential of new technologies and have the agility to exploit the opportunities they present.”She also cautioned that “the trend towards globalization [poses] real questions for the place of universities as national institutions as their students, staff, research funding and even teaching facilities become less and less national.”Echoing Lord Patten’s comments, Richardson raised concerns about the need for new sources of funding, saying that “there are many factors driving up the costs of education, new technologies and global competition are two, another is investment in ensuring that those with the talent to be admitted have the resources to attend. These are all necessary costs, willingly incurred.“Simply put, if we are going to maintain a pre-eminent position in a fast changing world we are both going to have to operate more efficiently and to generate additional sources of support.”Richardson also alluded to the need to compete with the larger endowments of competing American universities. In addition to external worries, Richardson brought up three internal questions:“First: How do we organize ourselves to ensure that we are creating the best possible environment for the remarkable academics and students drawn to work here?” “Second: How do we replace ourselves? How do we ensure that we are continuing to attract the very best students and scholars?”“Third: How do we ensure that we educate our students both to embrace complexity and retain conviction, while daring “to disturb the universe;” to understand that an Oxford education is not meant to be a comfortable experience?”Richardson concluded by appealing to the Congregation to join her in “[making] the most of the time we have here in this privileged, magical, extraordinary place to leave it better than we found it. Let’s keep our eyes firmly fixed on the future, without forgetting the traditions that bind us to our forebears and the values and interests that unite us to one another.”
An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2010 W. Indiana StreetDerivative Enterprises, Owner:LLCC4 & R2 to R3 Ward:Cash Waggoner & Assoc., PC ORDINANCE G-2017-01Sponsor(s): Committee: Notify: X. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESSA. THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, February 27, 2017 at5:30 p.m. There are no committee meetings currently scheduled.XI. COMMITTEE REPORTS XII. ADJOURNMENT A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Confirming the Declaration of an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for the Rehabilitation of Real Property at 4320 Hitch Peters Road, Evansville, IN 47710 – MultiSeal, LLCMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 5:20 p.m. Andrea Lendy, Growth AllianceA Preliminary Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for the Rehabilitation of Real Property at 1500 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715 – Eastland Station, LLC managed by Phillips Edison & CompanyMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 5:25 p.m. Andrea Lendy, Growth AllianceAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 7501 Telephone RoadMOB, LLC Owner: MOB, LLCC4 to R1 Ward: 1 McGinn Cash Waggoner & Assoc., PCAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2901 S. Green River RoadPAMS, LLC Owner: PAMS, LLCR1 to C4 w/ UDC Ward: 2 MosbyTimothy MajorAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2010 W. Indiana StreetDerivative Enterprises, Owner: Derivative Enterprises, LLC LLCC4 & R2 to R3 Ward: 6 BrinkmeyerCash Waggoner & Assoc., PC 5:15 p.m. CITY OF EVANSVILLE COMMON COUNCIL Resolution Docket Committee: A Preliminary Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for the Rehabilitation of Real Property at 1500 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715 – Eastland Station, LLC managed by Phillips Edison & CompanyMcGinnAndrea Lendy, Growth AllianceAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 7501 Telephone RoadMOB, LLC Owner: MOB, LLCC4 to R1 Ward: 1 McGinn Cash Waggoner & Assoc., PCAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2901 S. Green River RoadPAMS, LLC Owner: PAMS, LLCR1 to C4 w/ UDC Ward: 2 MosbyTimothy Major RESOLUTION C-2017-02Sponsor(s):Notify:ORDINANCE R-2016-29Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2016-30 AMENDEDPetitioner: Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2016-31Petitioner:Requested Change: Representative: I. INTRODUCTIONII. APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDAIII. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONSIV. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAYV. CONSENT AGENDA: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS Finance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 5:20 p.m. An Ordinance Designating an Economic Development Target Area McGinnAndrea Lendy, Growth AllianceA Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Confirming the Declaration of an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for the Rehabilitation of Real Property at 4320 Hitch Peters Road, Evansville, IN 47710 – MultiSeal, LLCMcGinnAndrea Lendy, Growth Alliance ORDINANCE R-2017-02Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2017-03Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative: A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana, Opposing Indiana House Bill 1487Mosby, Elpers, McGinn, Adams, Brinkmeyer, Hargis, Mercer, RobinsonJoshua Claybourn, City Council Attorney Derivative Enterprises, LLC 6 Brinkmeyer Finance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 ORDINANCE G-2017-01 Sponsor(s):Notify:RESOLUTION C-2017-01Sponsor(s): Notify: 5:25 p.m. RESOLUTION C-2017-01Sponsor(s): Committee: Notify:RESOLUTION C-2017-02Sponsor(s): Committee: Notify:ORDINANCE R-2016-29Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2016-30 AMENDEDPetitioner: Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2016-31Petitioner:Requested Change: Representative: Committee: Finance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 An Ordinance Designating an Economic Development Target AreaMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 5:15 p.m. Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance VI. CONSENT AGENDA: SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IX. RESOLUTION DOCKETRESOLUTION C-2017-03 Sponsor(s):Notify: Committee: An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1011 Mary StreetAurora, Inc. Owner: Aurora, Inc.R2 to C4 w/ UDC Ward: 3 Hargis Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLPAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1615, 1702, 1706 Dresden StreetRellecke, LLC Owner: Rellecke, LLCR2 to M2 Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail VII. COMMITTEE REPORTSVIII. REGULAR AGENDA: FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
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Latin American bakery firm Bimbo is entering the Chinese market through the acquisition of Beijing Panrico Food Processing Center from Spain’s Panrico, in a deal valued at E9.2m. The local company produces a variety of baked goods, including chocolate-filled bread buns; in Spain Panrico’s Bollycao filled buns are market leader.Budgens stores are introducing a World Cup pie especially for England’s footie fans. The £3.99 pie is being baked by Thame-based M Newitt & Sons and, in acknowledgment to the current England manager, is steak and ale with a touch of swede. It has a crust featuring the Cross of St George and is packed in a box flying the St George’s flag.
During the daze between both weekends of New Orleans Jazz Fest, the celebratory energy remains, as many musicians stay down in the Big Easy to play shows and see the rest of their musical brethren. On Tuesday, May 2nd, The Nth Power will bring together a slew of special guests to re-create their Earth, Wind, & Fire tribute known as “Earth, Wind & Power.” They’ll be joined by the second-ever performance of the All Brothers Band, made up of the dual-brother attack of Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans, as well as up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman. Tickets are currently available here.Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers), keyboardist and flautist Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek Trucks Band), keyboardist Neal Evans (Lettuce, Soulive) and drummer Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) are making their second-ever appearance as “The All Brothers Band,” with their first being at last year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive.The improv-driven mindset will see these Brothers explore new depths of their creativity, especially enhanced by the interesting atmosphere only found in the late hours of the night during Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Click here for ticketing information.The Brothers collaborated for an EP earlier this year, though they’ve yet to present this project for public ears. “We have recorded something and are in the process of finishing it up,” Neal tells L4LM. “We don’t have a release date yet but all I can say is, we love it and it’s not what people are going to be expecting!!”For a taste of what’s to come, check out this clip from Brooklyn Comes Alive:Alan colors a memory of when the magic began: “A couple of years back we were doing (Soulive’s) Bowlive and The Allman Brothers were at the Beacon. Oteil and Kofi said they were going to try and make it down but we hadn’t heard or seen them by the end of our show at the Bowl. So we end the night after long evening of music and all of a sudden Kofi and Oteil come running in. A lot of the audience left because they thought it was the end of the show but we went on for another set. We were all tired but as soon as we started playing, something magical happened. That was definitely a night to remember!!”We can’t wait to get these Brothers back on a stage together! All information below.– SHOW INFO –Artist: Earth Wind & Power / All Brothers Band / Organ FreemanVenue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Tuesday – May 2nd, 2017Price: $27.50adv / $35dosAges: 21+Tickets: Purchase hereIf you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.