Senate EPW Committee Send EPA Administrator Nomination to Full Senate

first_img By NAFB News Service – Feb 10, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate EPW Committee Send EPA Administrator Nomination to Full Senate SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleEven with Freeze, CFAP Applications Still Being AcceptedNext articleEverett, Murphy Join Indiana Corn Growers Association Board NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week advanced the nomination of Michael Regan as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to the full Senate.Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat, says a bipartisan majority of Committee members voted to move forward on the confirmation by a recorded vote of 14 to 6. Regan’s nomination now heads to the Senate floor for a full vote.Carper says of Regan, “I’m confident he will bring his sterling record of public service to lead the EPA with integrity and compassion.”Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican on the Panel from West Virginia, was one of the four voting against the nomination. While complimenting Regan’s professionalism and accomplishments, Capito says, “I remain deeply concerned about unaccountable climate czars in the White House and their control over EPA and environmental policy.”Republicans on the committee also questioned Regan’s stance on the Keystone XL Pipeline, and the Waters of the U.S. rule. Senate EPW Committee Send EPA Administrator Nomination to Full Senatelast_img read more

Urgent appeal for family hit by motor neurone disease

first_imgLinkedin NewsCommunityUrgent appeal for family hit by motor neurone diseaseBy Bernie English – February 24, 2020 2738 Previous articleCrack cocaine supermarkets causing chaosNext articleWeekend Siamsa le jazz piano quartet Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Jer and Jackie with their children Noah and FayeA YOUNG Limerick family who has been struck by the tragedy of motor neurone disease are set to benefit from an online appeal to restore a 300-year-old house.Jer Spillane (39) was diagnosed with the incurable disease last November and already he has lost the use of his hands and arms.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Married to Jackie, they have two children, Noah (7) and Faye (4) and with carpenter Jer now out of work and Jackie facing the prospect of giving up her SNA job in a school to be his carer, the family is facing financial ruin.Jackie is originally from Kilbehenny in County Limerick and the couple are trying to restore an old family farmhouse there in preparation for Jer’s inevitable deteriorationClose family friend, Jennifer O’Sullivan told the Limerick Post why she and others have started a ‘Go Fund Me’ campaign.“The family has been renting a house for the last ten years but there is no downstairs bathroom and the doors are not wide enough for a wheelchair, which Jer is going to need sooner or later.“There is no question but he will be in a chair but we’re hoping that it will not be before they can do up the Kilbehenny house to cater for his needs.“There’s no heating system in the house. It’s 300 years old and it’s not suitable for a wheelchair but it is a place they can call home.“The cost of doing it up to a standard that is suitable for someone in a wheelchair has been estimated at €150,000. They don’t have money and they can’t get any kind of loan or mortgage because Jer now has no income and Jackie will have to give up her job in time,” Jennifer explained.Nor can the family avail of any of the disability grants for renovations as they would have to have owned the house for a year.The family has already endured huge bereavements, losing three of their parents and Jer’s only sister who died in a drowning tragedy.“They are such a lovely close family who have suffered so much already. This is heartbreaking. They’re devoted to each other and their children,” said Jennifer.“This disease shouldn’t happen to anyone and certainly not to such lovely people”.In the first three days of the campaign, almost €18,000 was raised from generous donors.“We’ve been blown away by the response and we’re so moved by people’s generosity. But every euro counts and we have a long way to go. This is a heartfelt plea to give them a home where Jer can make the best of his life with his family.”See https://www.gofundme.com/f/jer-spillane-fund Email Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Manhunt underway for suspect who fired at police; one deputy shot, seriously hurt

first_imgvmargineanu/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(PASO ROBLES, Calif.) — A manhunt is underway in California for an armed man who authorities say fired at a Paso Robles police officer Wednesday morning.San Luis Obispo County deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded and one deputy was shot, the sheriff’s office said.The deputy is in serious but stable condition, the sheriff’s office said.The sheriff’s office urged anyone near downtown Paso Robles to shelter in place.Paso Robles police said the shooting stopped around 4 a.m. local time and officers are now doing a “systematic search.”“If you see something, say something,” police said.This story is developing. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Census: Vermont grows slowly to 625,741 residents

first_imgVermont’s population grew a modest 2.8 percent to 625,741 from 2000 in the recently completed census. The US Census Bureau also announced yesterday that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538.The resident population represented an increase of 9.7 percent over the2000 US resident population of 281,421,906. Commerce Secretary GaryLocke, Acting Commerce Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Census BureauDirector Robert Groves unveiled the official counts at the National PressClub in Washington, D.C.‘A big thanks to the American public for its overwhelming response tothe 2010 Census,’ U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. ‘The result wasa successful count that came in on time and well under budget, with a final2010 Census savings of $1.87 billion.’Rebecca Blank, now Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce who has overseenthe 2010 Census as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, echoed Locke. ‘The2010 Census was a massive undertaking, and in reporting these firstresults, we renew our commitment to our great American democracypeacefully, fairly and openly for the 23rd time in our nation’s history.’The US resident population represents the total number of people inthe 50 states and the District of Columbia.The most populous state was California (37,253,956); the least populous,Wyoming (563,626). The state that gained the most numerically since the2000 Census was Texas (up 4,293,741 to 25,145,561) and the state thatgained the most as a percentage of its 2000 Census count was Nevada (up35.1% to 2,700,551).Regionally, the South and the West picked up the bulk of the populationincrease, 14,318,924 and 8,747,621, respectively. But the Northeast and theMidwest also grew: 1,722,862 and 2,534,225.Additionally, Puerto Rico’s resident population was 3,725,789, a 2.2percent decrease over the number counted a decade earlier.Just before today’s announcement, Locke delivered the apportionmentcounts to President Obama, 10 days before the statutory deadline of Dec.31. The apportionment totals were calculated by a congressionally definedformula, in accordance with Title 2 of the U.S. Code, to divide among thestates the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Theapportionment population consists of the resident population of the 50states, plus the overseas military and federal civilian employees and theirdependents living with them who could be allocated to a state. Each memberof the House represents, on average, about 710,767 people. The populationsof the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are excluded from theapportionment population, as they do not have voting seats in Congress.‘The decennial count has been the basis for our representative form ofgovernment since 1790,’ Groves said. ‘At that time, each member of theHouse represented about 34,000 residents. Since then, the House has morethan quadrupled in size, with each member now representing about 21 timesas many constituents.’President Obama will transmit the apportionment counts to the 112thCongress during the first week of its first regular session in January. Thereapportioned Congress will be the 113th, which convenes in January 2013.Beginning in February and wrapping up by March 31, 2011, the CensusBureau will release demographic data to the states on a rolling basis sostate governments can start the redistricting process.Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution calls for a census of thenation’s population every 10 years to apportion the House seats among thestates. The 2010 Census is the 23rd census in our nation’s history.For more information about the U.S. Census Bureau, please visit http://www.census.gov/>last_img read more

Big Brother’s Nicole Franzel, Victor Arroyo Postpone Wedding

first_imgAll in due time. Big Brother alums Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo have postponed their wedding amid the coronavirus pandemic, the couple exclusively confirm to Us Weekly.Franzel, 28, and Arroyo, 29, initially planned to tie the knot in December in Turks and Caicos, but they pushed the date to May 2021.- Advertisement – “We were very much looking forward to celebrating our wedding with a small group of close friends and family this December, but due to COVID-19, we had to make the difficult but necessary decision to postpone until May 2021,” they tell Us.Big Brother Nicole Franzel Victor Arroyo Postpone Their WeddingNicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo. CBSFranzel teased their wedding date earlier this week on Instagram. “Only ONE month til I MARRY this hunk,” she wrote on Monday, November 9. “#arroyalwedding.”Arroyo then replied in the comments section, “So excited and damn we look good …except my no shave November mustache.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The reality stars competed together on season 18 of Big Brother in 2016, at which time Franzel was involved in a showmance with Corey Brooks. The twosome split soon after the finale, and she later began dating Arroyo.The Coco Caliente podcast hosts confirmed their relationship in September 2017, noting that they had been an item for three months. “Nicole is my girlfriend,” Arroyo told fans in a Twitter video at the time, kissing Franzel more than once.“[After] Big Brother, me and Nicole stayed friends,” he told Entertainment Tonight in September 2017. “We talked a lot as friends and, you know, through her life and my life, we were just an open book. … She’s friggin’ awesome. A lot of people don’t know her beyond Big Brother, but she’s a sweetheart in real life and I love her to death.”- Advertisement – Arroyo then detailed how their relationship blossomed into something more. “Everything came together for the premiere of Big Brother 19, where we were in New York and we just clicked,” he recalled. “From then on, it was, I guess it was a love story, and now she’s my girlfriend.”Arroyo proposed to Franzel in September 2018 during a visit to the Big Brother house with fellow alums. Live-feed viewers shared the news on Twitter, pointing out that season 20 houseguests wished them well with a “Congrats Victor & Nicole” message on the pin-art wall in one of the rooms.The pair celebrated their anniversary in June, with Franzel quipping via Instagram, “Exactly 3 years ago we kinda sorta hit it off.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!last_img read more

Bellmere home with cosy winter retreat vibe up for sale

first_imgThe home at 60 Faye Rd, Bellmere, is for sale.GET cosy in time for winter at this Bellmere home.With exposed timber cathedral ceilings and brick feature walls, the home at 60 Faye Rd has a cabin-style look. Sit by the roaring fireplace on cold nights.The kitchen and dining area look over an alfresco dining area and the pool, while the lounge room faces in the other direction and has a fireplace certain to keep the house warm as the mercury drops.“It’s got a big open fireplace which will be perfect for the winter that is coming on,” Mr Herbert said. The bath is 1.8m long and there is a rainwater shower.The three bedrooms share a recently renovated bathroom, which Mr Herbert said they had made into one of the most luxurious spaces in the home.“The bath is to die for – it’s huge at 1.8m,” he said.“When you stand in the shower it’s like you’re standing in the rain.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17The alfresco dining area was one of the spaces where Mr Herbert had many fond memories, often entertaining with a built-in barbecue and the pool beyond.“We used to have the Christmas party outside here every year,” Mr Herbert said.“It was always good and at the end of the party we’d have a massive food fight.” There is also exposed brick in some rooms.The single-level home is on a 1ha block and is separated into a main house and a retreat.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The retreat has a living space and bar, along with a bedroom and ensuite.This shares an entry with the main home but is separated by a hallway and courtyard.In the main wing of the home are three more bedrooms, the master with a walk-in wardrobe.center_img The home has exposed timber cathedral ceilings.Owners Michael and Karen Herbert are downsizing after living in the home for 15 years and have made many memories there.“We’ve had all the kids’ 21sts here, and my eldest daughter got married here,” Mr Herbert said. The floorplan of 60 Faye Rd, Bellmere.last_img read more

India’s Kohli credits change in stance to versatility

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – Virat Kohli’s wide range of shots makes him one of the most versatile batsmen of his era and the India captain says it was a tweak to his stance that brought him a deluge of runs in recent years.Kohli made his India debut in 2008 as a flashy batsman but has since combined compact technique with elegant shot-making.In a Facebook live chat with Bangladesh one-day captain Tamim Iqbal, he said ditching his earlier stance opened up scoring options for him.“I changed because I wanted to score all over the ground. The static position was limiting my shot-making options,” said the 31-year-old, who goes back-and-across in his current stance.“It works for many, Sachin Tendulkar for instance. He had no issues because of his superior technique and hand-eye coordination.“I had to tweak it to suit my game. When someone first told me it could open up my options, I thought of giving it a try.“Luckily, it clicked and I immediately started executing shots which I never thought I could.”Kohli averages 50-plus in all three formats, has smashed 70 international centuries and boasts an exquisite cover drive.Among his contemporaries, Australian Steve Smith has an unorthodox but effective stance, standing open to the bowler and shuffling across the off-stump line, and Kohli said batsmen had to find out what worked for them.“I always feel you should be open to changes … You can’t stagnate, you have to keep learning,” he said.“If you keep playing in the same manner, opposition will figure out your game. You have to be ahead of the game.“So try it and drop it if it doesn’t work, but any batsman should be open to positive changes,” added Kohli.last_img read more