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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Scotland have issued the news in reference to previous statements regarding the major search for Susan and James Kenneavy who were missing from Drummore, Dumfries and Galloway.Around 8.15am on Saturday 1st December, police were called after the body of a woman was found at the edge of the water in Port William, Newton Stewart.A short time later at 8.45am, the body of a man was found nearby.Although formal identification has still to take place, it is believed to be the missing couple and their next of kin has been informed.A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.Our thoughts are with their family at this time.last_img read more

first_imgOverviewThe CFAP will use funding authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other USDA existing authorities.advertisementadvertisementThe program includes two major elements: Of the $19 billion total budget outlay, $16 billion will be provided as direct payments for farmers and ranchers, and $3 billion will be used to purchase agriculture products, including meat, dairy and produce.Payment details limitedLots of questions remain regarding how direct payments will be determined. Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), chair of the Senate ag appropriations subcommittee, released additional details.Preliminary information indicates U.S. livestock producers will receive about $9.6 billion in direct payments. Of that total, dairy farmers will receive about $2.9 billion, cattle producers will receive $5.1 billion, and hog producers will receive $1.6 billion.Among crop producers, $2.9 billion will be distributed to row crop producers, $2.1 billion to specialty crop producers and $500 million to producers of other crops.Qualified commodities must have experienced a 5% price decrease between January and April.advertisementA single payment will be determined using two calculations:Producers will be compensated for 85% of the price loss during the period of Jan. 1-April 15, 2020.Producers will be compensated for 30% of expected price losses from April 15 through the next two quarters of 2020.The payment limit is $125,000 per commodity, and diversified operations will be able to choose a second commodity, with an overall payment limit of $250,000 per individual or entity.The USDA is expediting the rule-making process for the direct payment program and expects to begin sign-up in early May, with payments starting by the end of May or early June.Other details regarding eligibility, rates and other implementation will be released at a later date.Food purchases and distributionThe second part of the program designates $3 billion for the purchase and distribution of ag products for those in need. On a monthly basis, the USDA will procure an estimated $100 million (each) in dairy products, meat products, and fresh fruits and vegetables.The USDA will work with local food and regional distributors to provide pre-approved boxes of fresh produce, dairy and meat products to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other nonprofits serving Americans in need. In a press release on April 19, the USDA said it would begin inviting proposals over the next two weeks and will award contracts to purchase commodities and assemble and deliver food boxes. The USDA will hold an informational webinar for interested participants on April 21 to provide an overview of the program and instructions for submitting offers.advertisementDMC, supply management provisions not includedIn a telephone conference with agricultural media on Friday evening, April 17, Perdue briefly addressed two other provisions sought by some dairy organizations but not included in the CFAP: reopening of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program enrollment period for 2020 and creation of a structure to control milk supplies, at least temporarily, as the industry struggles to find balance in changing demand and supplies.Read: NMPF, IDFA propose ‘Milk Crisis Plan’ and Dairy CORE proposal seeks immediate cash infusion, regional supply management flexibility.“Supply management is a much longer and serious question,” Perdue said, suggesting implementation would be too expensive.“We chose not to [reopen] the Dairy Margin Coverage program,” Perdue said. “We literally begged people to sign up last year when Congress allowed farmers to retroactively sign up for 2019. The DMC is an insurance program, and it doesn’t make any sense to have an insurance program and let people decide to have coverage after they need it. It violates a principle and only trains people to not take the insurance as they should and then apply for ad hoc disaster subsidies later on when prices go down. We chose to indemnify dairy producers in other ways, rather than open the Dairy Margin Coverage program retroactively.”Dairy reactionWhile awaiting further details, reaction from dairy organization leaders was mostly positive.California-based Western United Dairies (WUD) expressed reservations about the dairy payment calculations, noting that milk prices declined in March but that the lowest prices for the year are likely coming in April, May and June, which is when payments will cover 30% of the losses instead of the 85% for the first part of the year when things were going much better.WUD also expressed concerns over the $125,000 per commodity payment cap. For an average California dairy of 1,200 cows producing an average 2,000 pounds of milk per cow per month, the maximum payment for a three-month period would be $1.74 per hundredweight (cwt).In addition to making a case for a second CFAP payment later this summer, WUD said it is seeking specific information on how losses will be calculated and whether feed can be covered as a second commodity.While calling the direct payments critical, Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden said the COVID-19 pandemic has shown additional attention must be paid to the U.S. food supply chain, urging lawmakers to address consolidation, supply management and the price fixing.“Dairy farmers are at a breaking point, and the need for federal action to manage the oversupply could not be more clear,” Von Ruden said. “Direct payments will offer some short-term relief, but these efforts will fail to support dairy farmers through the long duration of this crisis unless we also manage the oversupply of milk.”In a statement released by Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and the Dairy Business Association, organization leaders said CFAP would help both farmers and consumers bridge a difficult financial period. “As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our economy, millions of Americans cannot afford food, many for the first time in their lives, and our farmers who produce this food are struggling to survive financially. This federal assistance will be a bridge for both.”“We urge the USDA to distribute these much-needed funds to dairy farmers as quickly as possible, said John Rettler, dairy farmer from Neosho, Wisconsin, and president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “Time is of the essence as dairy farmers contemplate how to weather this storm of COVID-19.”“Federal dairy assistance is critically needed as the nation’s dairy farmers face an unprecedented collapse of markets resulting from the shutdown of much of the economy,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation. “Dairy’s fortunes have been especially grim given the perishability of our product, its daily harvest and the fact that the virtual shutdown of the food service market has wiped out more than one-third of our product demand. After five years of poor prices, many producers faced financial difficulties even before the coronavirus crisis. Without more aid, this crisis could be their demise.”As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, the dairy industry expects to lose $5 billion to $10 billion in sales for the remainder of the year, according to Michael Dykes, president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).“Food service closures, a weakened export outlook and challenges within the supply chain have created conditions where the milk supply exceeds demand by at least 10 percent – a gap that could widen as supply increases to its seasonal peak and shelter-in-place conditions endure,” Dykes said. “IDFA will continue to urge Congress, the White House and USDA to use as many tools as possible – as quickly as possible – to bring relief to the dairy industry without creating any long-term market repercussions.”Brent Gloy with Agricultural Economic Insights offered some analysis of commodity price changes, making calculations based on the average price over the first two weeks of April and comparing them against year-earlier prices and average prices in January 2020.Using a Class III milk futures contract, the average price for April 1-15, 2019, was $15.83 per cwt. In January 2020, the June 2020 contract averaged $17.53 per cwt; for April 1-15, 2020, the June 2020 Class contract averaged $12.99 per cwt. As a result, the June 2020 Class III contract was down 18% from a year earlier and down 26% since January.For corn, the average futures price for April 1-15 was $3.49 per bushel, an 11% decline from last year and a 13% decline since January. Soybean prices have fared a little better, declining by 9% since January. However, the “real carnage” was seen in cotton, live cattle and hogs, Gloy said. Live cattle prices declined 30% from a year earlier and 28% since January.Read also: “What’s in USDA’s new coronavirus food assistance program?” from the American Farm Bureau Federation.   Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairyEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has unveiled the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), designed to take several actions to assist farmers and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.last_img read more

first_imgShe picked up three more shots on the back nine. “I haven’t three-putted in two rounds. It’s very good for the difficult greens on this course,” Kimura said.“A five-shot lead is surmountable. You never know. I might shoot an 80 tomorrow.” Shiho Oyama shot a 69 to share second place with Australian Nikki Campbell, South Korean Han Ji Yeon and Mayumi Shimomura. MIYAZAKI – Toshimi Kimura shot a 4-under-par 68 to extend her lead to five strokes and 2006 money title winner Shiho Oyama moved into a tie for second after the second round of the Accordia Golf Ladies on Saturday.Looking for her first victory since the New Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ladies in August 2004 and 10th overall title, the 38-year-old Kimura had five birdies and one bogey for a 7-under 137 total at Aoshima Golf Club. Kimura birdied the first two holes before dropping a shot on the third. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Rescue Coordination Center is resuming its search today for four people missing on board a small plane, believed to be flying from Port Alsworth to Anchorage’s Merrill Field on Wednesday. Staff Sergeant Edward Eagerton with the Rescue Coordination Center says the missing plane is a Piper PA-28 Cherokee. Planes from the Alaska and California Air National Guard were sent out yesterday… Staff Sgt. Eagerton: “There was a lot of fog in the pass, so the search area was pretty limited. [The rescue team] flew to the Port Alsworth area and began flying over the north and south shore and on the other end of the pass on the peninsula, but we unable to find any visual indications of them. They flew until they exhausted the capability of what they could see in the area and returned to base. Today, they’re picking upw here they left off and they are going to be launching a C-130 out of JBER, as well as a HH 60 Pave Hawk helicopter, and then as well the Civil Air Patrol are sending five planes to help in the search of the area.”center_img The four individuals have not yet been officially identified.last_img read more

first_imgSoccer: HEADING into match two of the second round, fans in Morobe province will have a feast of football when the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League hosts four matches at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium tomorrow. In the opening match, FC Morobe Wawens will play host to vastly improved Laiwaden FC followed by one of the form team in the competition Morobe United FC taking on Snax Lahi FC. Morobe United after their last weekend’s nil-all draw against Toti City FC, see them enter the match posing a credible threat to the table leaders. Morobe Wawens with a loss against Besta PNG United last weekend are looking to tame the visitors at home and bring back some confidence to their fans while Laiwaden coach Bob Morris after a draw last weekend, will be looking to polish his troops to take them through the home team. The third match should be an interesting one between the youngsters from PNGFA academy and Markham FC. With the win last weekend against FC Morobe Wawens, Besta are looking to keep that momentum alive and secure another win to move up the table to third placing. The main game at 3pm should be a thriller when defending champion Toti City FC take on the youngsters Tusbab Stallions FC. It will be a different story when the reigning champions face off with Stallions in front of a patriotic Morobe crowd. Toti City coach Peter Gunemba will be counting on his son Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba to lead the charge. As for Stallions’ chances, it will depend on how skipper Max Sengum leads a determined team with the assistance of Ricky Wadunah, Roland Conn and Barthy Kerobin, to win this game.last_img read more

first_imgRUGBY UNION: The Pacific Games Office is proud to announce the Rugby 7s draw for Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games. Twelve countries will compete in Rugby 7s over the two-day tournament at Apia Park Stadium. The tournament kicks off on July 12 with Fiji v Solomon Islands in the women’s competition. Seeding for the draw was decided on rankings from the 2018/2019 HSBC 7s Series; rankings from Oceania 7s Championships; and the 2017 Pacific Mini Games. Sports Services manager Taupau Alex Mikaele said: “Rugby 7s at the Pacific Games is set to be an exciting competition following the success of Pacific teams internationally recently. We are pleased to be welcoming such high-calibre teams to Samoa.” Women’s competition For the women’s competition, teams are placed in two pools of four teams. Within each pool, all teams play each other (three matches per team). Quarterfinals will be played after pool matches. The winners of the quarterfinal matches proceed to the semi-final matches. The winners of the semi-final matches proceed to the Gold medal match and the losing teams to the Bronze medal match. Men’s competition For the men’s competition, teams are placed in two pools of five teams. Within each pool, all teams play each other (four matches per team). Following the completion of pool round, knock-out rounds will be played. The top teams in each pool proceed to the Gold medal match. The 2nd ranked teams in each pool proceed to the Bronze medal match. Women’s Pool A: Australia Samoa New Caledonia American Samoa Women’s Pool B: Fiji Papua New Guinea Nauru Solomon Islandslast_img read more

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. – Maty Mauk remembers the advice Henry Josey gave him on the sideline last year at Georgia: “Just go out there and be you, kid.”Then a freshman with only three career passing attempts at Missouri, Mauk came off the bench to lead two fourth-quarter touchdown drives and preserve a 41-26 win in relief of injured starter James Franklin.“I knew they had the confidence in me,” Mauk said. “And for me to just go out there and have a chance, that’s all I needed.”As Mauk prepares to face the 13th-ranked Bulldogs again, he is now a household name known for his eagerness to throw downfield and to scamper out of pockets and away from defenders. The stakes this season are just as high — a win would give No. 23 Missouri a 2-0 Southeastern Conference record and an early lead in the East Division.“He’s played in so many games and won big games, you kind of look at him likes he’s an older guy, not a sophomore,” offensive coordinator Josh Henson said. “You look at where the guy was and where he’s come from, he’s just improved tremendously.”Mauk knew at an early age the role football would take in his life. He emulated his older brother, Ben, who quarterbacked for Cincinnati and Wake Forest, and played in high school for his father, Mike. Having two mentors under his own roof helped Mauk develop confidence in his own skills, sometimes to a fault. He is tied for second in the SEC with 14 passing touchdowns, but he has also thrown four interceptions.Just as important, though, he refuses to believe the Tigers (4-1, 1-0 SEC) are out of any game no matter the circumstances. Quarterbacks coach Andy Hill cited Mauk’s resiliency in helping the team overcome a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes at South Carolina on Sept. 27.“If you look at our league, everything’s coming down to the last couple drives,” Hill said. “And so that’s when you’ve really got to focus on finishing strong.”Standing around six feet tall, Mauk says he has worked on improving his leadership this year by trying to display a consistent demeanor. This past spring, when he gained full control of Missouri’s offense following Franklin’s graduation, he needed some reminders that others were looking up to him.“When you first get to know Maty, he’s a little quieter,” center Evan Boehm said. “He’s a little hesitant to say stuff. But once you get to know Maty, he’s bouncing off the walls. He’ll talk and he won’t shut up. That’s just how Maty is.”As he enters his 10th career start, Mauk feels the speed of college football is slowing down for him and that he is doing a better job of reading defenses. Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel concurred, calling the quarterback a student of the game.Mauk will benefit against Georgia (4-1, 2-1) from the expected return of senior receivers Jimmie Hunt (knee) and Darius White (groin), who both sat out against the Gamecocks when Mauk completed 12 of 34 passes for 132 yards.last_img read more

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first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Japan Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita on Wednesday said a one-year postponement of the Games is an appropriate extension considering the ongoing spread of the new coronavirus worldwide.Yamashita encouraged athletes “not to give up”, recalling the Moscow Olympics in 1980, when he was a promising judo athlete who was set to compete in the Games.But the United States called for a boycott in protest of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. The Japan Olympic Committee decided its athletes would not participate.Yamashita went on to compete in the 1984 Olympics and finished with a gold medal.”Don’t crumble, don’t give up, motivate yourself once more, stay young at heart” Yamashita said.”I hope they will take on the challenge next year.”For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.The new coronavirus has caused a global pandemic that has sickened at least 422,000, killed 18,900 worldwide, crippled economies and forced restrictions on the movement of millions of people in an effort to stop the virus from spreading further and overwhelming health care systems. First Published: 25th March, 2020 14:15 IST Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Last Updated: 25th March, 2020 14:15 IST JOC President: One Year Olympics Postponement Appropriate Japan Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita on Wednesday said a one-year postponement of the Games is an appropriate extension considering the ongoing spread of the new coronavirus worldwide. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgKenny Dalglish has admitted his disappointment at being relieved of managerial duties at Liverpool, although he has insisted he will always be there for the club if they ever need his help.Dalglish was dismissed by Liverpool principal owner John W Henry on Wednesday, following a meeting with Henry and Reds chairman Tom Werner in Boston where the three men underwent a thorough review of the recently completed season.Liverpool won the Carling Cup and reached the final of the FA Cup to give the fans much to celebrate, but struggled to a poor eighth place finish in the Premier League as a series of off-field issues proved frequent distractions.“It has been an honour and a privilege to have had the chance to come back to Liverpool Football Club as manager,” Dalglish said. “I greatly appreciate the work that Steve [Clarke], Kevin [Keen], the players and all of the staff put in during my time and feel proud that we delivered the club’s first trophy in six years winning the Carling Cup and came close to a second trophy in the FA Cup final.“Whilst I am obviously disappointed to be leaving the football club, I can say that the matter has been handled by the owners and all concerned in an honourable, respectful and dignified way and reflects on the quality of the people involved and their continued desire to move the football club forward in the same way as when they arrived here.”The Scot claimed that he would not have swapped the victory in the Carling Cup – which saw the side defeat Championship side Cardiff City on penalties – for an improved finish in the league. “Of course I am disappointed with results in the league, but I would not have swapped the Carling Cup win for anything as I know how much it meant to our fans and the club to be back winning trophies,” he said.Despite being removed from his position, Dalglish has made it known that his services will still be available to the club and owners if he can help in any capacity.“I would like to thank all of the staff at the club for their effort and loyalty,” he said. “I said when first approached about coming back as manager that I would always be of help if I can at any time and that offer remains the same.“Finally, I want to put on record my heartfelt gratitude to Liverpool’s fans, who have always given me and the club their unwavering support. Without them neither the club nor I would have achieved anything.”last_img read more