Danny Welbeck Insists Boredom Will Not Be An Issue During The

first_imgWelbeck is renowned for his past injury problems, which has made him no stranger to lengthy spells on the sidelines, but he claims they have made him mentally stronger.The England striker did enough to make Southgate’s final squad after a late run in the side for Arsenal towards the end of last season and scored for the three lions in their final warm-up game against Costa Rica last week.Welbeck spoke to Press Association sport about his injury-plagued last few years in the game: “For me, nothing like that seems to bother me,”“I’ve had surgery and then not been allowed to put weight on my leg for two months, so I’ve been stuck in a room and that sort of stuff.”“I don’t get bored now. I’ve been through that, I don’t get bored.”The Arsenal man missed out on Euro 2016 and his time at the Emirates since has been consistently disrupted by fitness issues, but he is adamant that his drive to succeed has been undiminished, continuing “At the end of the day, you’ve still got that hunger and desire to get back out on the pitch and that’s what will drive you on.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Gareth Southgate will hope he can rediscover his best form whenever he is required in Russia, as one of Englands striking quartet alongside Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford. England’s top scorers heading to Russia:Danny Welbeck – 16 Harry Kane – 13 Jamie Vardy – 7 Ashley Young – 7 pic.twitter.com/jHdxPusm8U— bet365 (@bet365) June 7, 2018last_img read more

Real Madrid to pursue £100m deal for De Gea

first_imgReal Madrid are looking set to return to their pursuit of David de Gea this summer with the club confident that they can sign him for £100m, reports the Manchester Evening NewsLos Galacticos have made it no secret for their admiration for the Manchester United goalkeeper and came close to signing De Gea back in 2015, but a technical problem in sending the paperwork during the final hours of the summer transfer window ultimately meant that the Spaniard stayed at Old Trafford.Jose Mourinho is understood to be strongly against allowing De Gea to leave in the summer and Real are resigned to the fact that they will very likely have to pay for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper in order to sway United.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The Red Devils have set themselves the aim of securing the 27-year-old’s long-term future at the club, but Real are hopeful that the appointment of Julen Lopetegui will help with them.The new Real boss worked with De Gea during his spell in charge of Spain, before he was shockingly fired on Wednesday.Currently, De Gea has another 12 months on his contract at United, but the club does have the option to renew it by another year if they are unable to reach an agreement with their prized asset.last_img read more

Franck Ribery This could be my last year at Bayern Munich

first_imgFranck Ribery has admitted that this could be his final year at Bayern Munich, despite intending to continue his playing career up to the age of 38The French winger has spent over a decade at the Allianz Arena and, in that time, he has won eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2013.Yet Ribery, who signed a one-year extension at Bayern last season, admits that his future after the season is in doubt.“It’s too early to say now,” said the 35-year-old on ESPN.“I’d be up for another season, but let’s wait and see how this season shapes up.“I am relaxed and don’t put myself under pressure. You must assess your performances correctly. It’s too early to say now.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The 2006 World Cup finalist confessed that he had received offers from foreign clubs before signing a new contract at Bayern.“I never wanted to leave,” he added.“There were serious offers from China, but I like the Bundesliga and the Champions League. I dream of winning it for the second time.“I am still ambitious, I am still driven. I have never said to myself this will be the last year. I have won everything, I can relax now. I always give it my all because it could be my last year.“At my age, you never know what’s next, but I would like to play until I am 38.”Ribery has managed 117 goals and 180 assists in 391 appearances across all competitions for Bayern.last_img read more

Moyes reveals the moment Ferguson decided to retire

first_imgScottish manager David Moyes revealed the exact moment in which Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire as the Manchester United manager.As we are living in complicated times for Manchester United and every manager who comes realizes that he has a huge void to fill after Ferguson’s retirement, fellow Scotsman David Moyes was the first one to experience the exact moment in which Sir Alex revealed that he planned to retire.Far from feeling the enormous pressure that came with the Manchester United manager’s seat, Moyes understood at that moment the huge impact that Ferguson’s retirement would cause in the club and world football in general.David was still Everton FC’s manager at the time when he got a mysterious call from the Red Devils boss, he gave a detailed account of the meeting during an interview for Open Goal and he let the world know the intimate moment in which the legendary Scottish manager first revealed the news to anyone from outside his personal circle of friends.David Moyes describes secret meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson where legendary manager handed him Man United job https://t.co/9gp9rvcyME pic.twitter.com/SIgCocQlyj— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 3, 2018David Moyes said: “He (Ferguson) said, ‘Come to the house later’. I says, ‘Aye, OK.’ That’s what you did when he called. But I’ve got a pair of jeans on. It’s my day off. I’d never turn up to Alex Ferguson’s house with a pair of jeans on – that’s just the way I’ve been brought up. I wouldn’t do that.“I was like, What am I going to do – nip to Marks and Spencer and pick a pair of trousers up? Anyway, I dropped my wife at the shopping centre and I go and get to the door and say, Sorry, I’m in my jeans’. He says, ‘Aye come on in,’ and he made me a cup of tea.”“And that was it. He says, ‘I’m retiring’. And the biggest thing, he says, ‘Nobody’s to know. You can’t tell anybody’. He says, ‘Tell your wife, but don’t tell anybody else’. And we talked after that. He opened a bottle of red wine and we had a couple of glasses. And we talked about the squad for about half an hour, an hour. And he says, ‘Come back tomorrow, the paper are coming to meet you tomorrow here in the house again’.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.David Moyes lifts the lid on secret meeting that ended his 11-year reign as Everton manager: Former Blues boss was summoned to Sir Alex Ferguson’s house to be told he was succeeding him at Manchester United https://t.co/0wNePufH84— Sports News Desk (@sportnsdesk) October 3, 2018“So that’s what I done. So it was as simple as that – he offered me the job and that was it. I never got a chance to say, ‘No’ or, ‘By the way, what about this or that?’ “He went through the squad and just went on with it. That was exactly it and maybe in hindsight there needed to be much more done and said, but why would there be? I trusted him and why would I need to do more than that?”“I went back and told my wife in the shopping center but I couldn’t tell my kids, couldn’t tell my dad, couldn’t tell anybody. The biggest thing wasn’t me getting the Man United job, it was Sir Alex retiring, and I couldn’t say a thing,” describes David Moyes in detail about the moment that one of football’s biggest secrets at the moment was bestowed upon him.We all know how he did as the Manchester United manager after Sir Alex Ferguson, nobody has managed to fill his shoes ever since, not even Jose Mourinho who is struggling to keep his job as we speak.Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson. Dominance. pic.twitter.com/meXvotwgeV— Classic Football (@ClassicFootbaIl) September 29, 2018What do you think about this revealing information that David Moyes disclosed about Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Alex Neil admits Brentford gave his side a hard time

first_imgPreston’s boss Alex Neil said that his side’s 4-3 victory over Brentford did not come easy but was one they had to compete hard for, although they had a three-goal lead in the opening 23 minutes.Having such narrow victory, Neil insists that his side should keep their focus throughout the 90 minutes, as the Lilywhites have been unbeaten in four matches.“I think we’ve been involved in a lot of high scoring matches this year, not by design really,” Neil said, according to Sports Mole.“I think once we go 3-0 up, we’re hoping to then go and try and make it an easier night for ourselves.”“But Brentford are a good side, they pose you a lot of questions and a lot of problems.”Mephan joins Bournemouth from Brentford Manuel R. Medina – January 22, 2019 The 21-year-old defender has joined the English Premier League club after two years with the Championship team.English center-back Chris Mepham has joined AFC Bournemouth…“Then the second goal’s a really bad deflection so it carried a little bit of fortune with it.”“I think conceding three goals is naturally concerning, we need to make sure we try and tighten up. I thought we simplified things in terms of not really risking it at the back, turning the ball forward earlier and then playing in their half.”“I thought that worked really well for us, we scored four goals and to be honest, could have probably scored more.”last_img read more

Eden Hazard reveals his greatest player of alltime

first_imgChelsea star player Eden Hazard has revealed who he believes is the greatest player of all-time.The Belgian international says he reckons one player stands alone as the best to ever step onto a football pitchThe Belgian International keyed into the debate surrounding who is the greatest footballer of all-time between Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi.Hazard says he considers Messi to be the GOAT after playing against him in 2017/2018 Champions League campaign where Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“There aren’t two GOATs, there’s only one and it’s him,” Hazard told Belgian publication HLN via The Mirror when asked about Messi.“My two matches against Barcelona were far from my favourite memories of 2018, but I was happy to face Barcelona and Messi.“It didn’t turn out how I wanted, though.“I was disappointed.”last_img read more

My Digicel App has new look wider capabilities

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Jun 2015 – Digicel announced a re-launch last week of its My Digicel App which will allow its customers to access social media newsfeeds, work as a customer feedback portal and gives those who download the ability to have mobile management of their accounts. There is a new look to the My Digicel App according to Digicel Group Chief Commercial Officer, Claudio Hidalgo, who also said; “We are excited to be introducing our newly-designed My Digicel App that makes it easier for customers to access all of our services free of cost at any time using their smartphones. The new app boasts all the great features that customers have come to know and love, as well as a host of new ones such as sending credit to friends and family at home and abroad and accessing Digicel’s social media newsfeeds for the latest updates.” With the new app you can send top ups to phones locally and internationally and select various plans, 24 hours a day. Related Items:Claudio Hidalgo, my digicel app, smartphoneslast_img read more

Policy Holders of liquidated BAFSL collecting 25cents on the dollar for some

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jul 2015 – Payments to British Atlantic Financial Services policy holders started last week and one report to Magnetic Media is that the customer in question received 25% of the cash value of their life insurance plan.It means the liquidation process is done and that, the forecast that the losses would be huge, by the Managing Director of the Financial Services Commission, Kevin Higgins was on point. BAFSL gave a vigorous fight in order to salvage the company, but Higgins told media: “Unfortunately because US interest rates went down so low the company was not able to meet the guaranteed interest rate given to policy holders.” It was said BAFSL was 6.2 million dollars in the red and at one point the PNP Administration had weighed in; asking for some leniency and proposing to bail out the indigenous company which was owned by the Methodist Church. Notices went out on Monday and policy holders have been streaming in to collect what is left of their savings after a liquidation process by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. We expect to have more on this in another newscast. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp IMF report gives warning and suggestion to refund insurance company clients Related Items:bafsl, fiancial services commission, liquidate, policy holders, pricewaterhousecooperscenter_img Surplus but no savior in PNP Administration for BAFSL Recommended for youlast_img read more

Memorial held for slain Filipino 8000 to get him home

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Jan 2015 – The Filipino Community says it will take $8,000 to get slain Bobby Labante’s body home to his family in the Philippines. Labante was killed on December 27th while at home at Bryant Cox apartments in Five Cays, mysteriously. On that night roommates say they were attacked in home invasion but Police are still boggled by the case and have not even classified the investigation due to the conflicting accounts of what happened. Forty-six year old Labante was the sole breadwinner for his three children and wife; a memorial was held at the local Catholic church in his memory over the weekend, according to a PTV8 news report. While the Filipino community here is looking to the employer and National Insurance to carry the bill of sending Lubante’s body home; they are hoping for donations for extra funds which can be provided to his family now left somewhat destitute. If you want to donate you can reach out to the Filipino Community and if you have any information in this case, where two men were reportedly stabbed by masked assailants, please contact 1-800-TIPS, that’s 1-800-8477. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bobby labante, memorial service Investigations continue into death of 46 year old Labante of Phillipinescenter_img Man charged with New Years Day shooting Recommended for youlast_img read more

Junkanoo Carnival in Nassau better social media rows

first_img Related Items:#BahamasJunkanooCarnival, #magneticmedianews, #MPShaneGibson, #NassaulegofJunkanooCarnival Some foreigners angry by Junkanoo Carnival delay Recommended for you Photo Credit: Bahamas Junkanoo Carnivalcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 8, 2017 – Nassau – The Nassau leg of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival seems to have received much better support than in Grand Bahama. Minister of Labour and Golden Gates, MP Shane Gibson was on Facebook bragging about the turn out, but seemed to irk followers when he penned that ‘some haters are soooo disappointed.’ The ‘so’ was with five Os for emphasis. Comments directly to Gibson, ranged from agreement with the minister on the reaction to strong support of the third Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, to invitations to come out and join the fun, to appreciation for the revenue the event is earning, to concern that there were many still wondering about getting a job to make ends meet, another suggesting the money could have been better used on something else and others who wanted to see the repairs promised since Hurricane Matthew complete. Gibson is the minister with responsibility for workers and was made the so called, hurricane czar, to oversee the clean up and restoration efforts including management of millions of public and donated dollars. #MagneticMediaNews#NassaulegofJunkanooCarnival#MPShaneGibson#BahamasJunkanooCarnival Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Donte Armbrister Bahamian Tennis Player at Commonwealth Youth Games

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 22, 2017 – Nassau – Fifteen-year-old Donte Armbrister started playing tennis from the age of 6. He enjoyed learning the game and practiced frequently for three years as a recreational player initially, then eventually graduated to playing on a competitive level in the sport he currently has come to love.“Tennis is really a mental game. You have to use your head a lot,” said Donte.On July 20, Donte represented The Bahamas internationally in a tennis match at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, held at the Tennis complex on the grounds of the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. He added that to prepare for the match, he put in at least one to two hours practice for 5 days a week during his training.“I played against a male player from Cypress. I lost 6-4 and 6-3, but it was a nice competitive match and we fought well. I learned that I’m a fighter and I can find my way through tough times,” said Donte.He reflected humbly on his new experience and admitted that the Commonwealth Youth Games encouraged him to press on in the sport and learn from his time here.“Thank God, we have the opportunity to play for The Bahamas. It was a nice experience to meet different cultures, play against them, and make friends,” said Donte.Story by: Gena GibbsPress Release: BISPHOTO CAPTION: Donte Armbrister, interviewed by BIS Writer, Gena Gibbs. (BIS Photos/Gena Gibbs)last_img read more

TCI Hotel Tourism Real Estate partners announce Reward money Trust Fund to

first_img TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Gun Crimes unit under construction, says TCI Police Commissioner Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #rewardmoneytrustfund, #SeeSomethingSaySomething, crimestoppers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The Hotel and Tourism and Real Estate Associations have teamed up to create a trust fund which will offer cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminals who are increasingly becoming a major threat to the number one industry of the country, tourism. The trust will be established at Miller Simons O’Sullivan law firm and is going global in its efforts to draw monies in to flush criminals out of their hiding places.The initiative was announced today at a press conference held at the TCI Tourist Board.#MagneticMediaNews#rewardmoneytrustfund#crimestoppers#seesomethingsaysomething Editorial: Stop Likin’ Man!last_img read more

Minister Pintard Cheers Gardiners Silver Performance

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited Kingdom, August 9, 2017 – London – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre) and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings (centre right, holding small flag) cheer their support for Abaco’s Steven Gardiner, as he raced to a silver-medal finish, during the Mens’ 400m Finals at the IAAF World Championships 2017, in London, England, on August 8, 2017. Pictured holding the large Bahamian flag is Joint Team Manager Carl Oliver.(Photo Courtesy MYSC) Related Items:last_img

Emergency Meeting in Grand Bahama to Prepare for Approach of Hurricane Irma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 4, 2017 – Grand Bahama – As Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category Three hurricane nears the Islands of The Bahamas, officials in Grand Bahama are taking the threat of a hit by this storm seriously. On Sunday afternoon, September 3, 2017, Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Hon. Peter Turnquest, along with Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard held an emergency meeting with all of the relevant government officials, NEMA officials, the GB Red Cross and other agencies to discuss Grand Bahama’s preparedness and response to a possible hit by Hurricane Irma.Also attending Sunday’s meeting were Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of The Prime Minister Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works Iram Lewis, all three Commissioners on the Island (for East, West and Freeport), Deputy Commissioner of Police, Emrick Seymour, representatives from the police department, Immigration, Customs, Fire Department, the hospital, Local Government, the GB Power company, and representatives from the Grand Bahama Port Authority.Before hearing from all of the represented agencies, an update on the location, strength and projected path of Hurricane Irma was presented by Grand Bahama Chief Meteorologist, Kirk James. Minister for Grand Bahama encouraged all Grand Bahamians to be prepared, to listen closely to all weather updates and to pray.Grand Bahama was severely affected by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016 and many residents and businesses are still in the rebuilding stages from that hurricane.(BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley)GETTING PREPARED – Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson (right) addresses participants of an emergency called meeting at the Office of The Prime Minister on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The meeting was to finalize all plans for hurricane preparedness as Hurricane Irma approaches The Bahamas. Joining Minister Thompson were Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas, and Member of Parliament for East End, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest; Minister of Youth and Sports & Culture and Member of Parliament for Marco City, the Hon. Michael Pintard; Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works and Member of Parliament for Central Grand Bahama Iram Lewis and Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of The Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for West End & Bimini Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe.(BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley)Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

James Rodriguez keen to discuss Bayern Munich future

first_imgJames Rodriguez is reportedly keen to initiate talks with the Bayern Munich board over their future plans for him over the winterThe Real Madrid loanee has enjoyed a stellar loan spell at Munich for the last two seasons and has allegedly attracted the interest of Serie A champions Juventus.While Rodriguez’s loan deal will expire at the end of the current campaign, Bayern does retain the option to sign him on a permanent deal for €42m.However, Sport Bild reports that Rodriguez is not quite sure whether he wants to remain with Bayern on a permanent basis.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…The German outlet also added that a summer exit for the highly-rated Colombian winger is a strong possibility right now.Apparently, Rodriguez and his representatives intend to begin talks over his Bayern future in either December or January.Aside from Juventus, Rodriguez has also gained interest from clubs in England with a return to parent club Real another possibility.Rodriguez has managed 11 goals and 16 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions for Bayern since arriving in 2017.last_img read more

Dalic wades into Lovren Ramos rant

first_imgCroatia head coach Zlatko Dalic has promised to look into Dejan Lovren’s social media taunting of Sergio Ramos.Former Lyon defender Lovren was filmed in an Instagram video appearing to boast about elbowing Ramos in Croatia’s dramatic Nations League win over Spain on Thursday.Dalic confirmed he would speak with Lovren, but would not disclose the likely nature of the conversation.“I will talk personally with Dejan but that will stay between us in the squad,” he revealed to FourFourTwo.“I do not want to speak publicly about it.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Asked whether his regular Premier League opponent or Madrid star Ramos was the better player, the England captain declined to fan the flames of the rivalry.“That’s not for me to compare the two,” Kane said. “Obviously, I think Ramos’ record speaks for itself, the number of trophies he’s won, the amount of big games he’s played.“Of course Lovren is another fantastic defender and I look forward to going up against him tomorrow.“It’s a matter of opinion, obviously [Lovren] has his opinion. Some players are more outspoken than others, but from my point of view it’s not to judge them but focus on myself and my team.”last_img read more

2018 San Diego walk to cure lupus

first_img Categories: Healthy Living, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 2018 San Diego walk to cure lupus KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The autoimmune disease lupus affects 1.5 million Americans. The chronic condition strikes mostly women of childbearing age but men, children, and teenagers develop lupus as well.A 5k walk is happening this Saturday at Liberty Station to raise money to help to help find a cure.Dr. Eric Wood, a naturopathic physician, joins KUSI’s Sandra Maas to tell us more. Updated: 10:50 PMcenter_img Posted: November 29, 2018 November 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

ASA Congratulates USDA on Transforming Ag Research with NIFA

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) today congratulated the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its efforts to elevate the stature and credibility of agricultural research with the establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).”ASA is a leader in promoting the research priorities and needs of the U.S. soybean industry,” said ASA President Johnny Dodson, a soybean producer from Halls, Tennessee. “Expanding agricultural research and establishing NIFA has long been a priority for ASA and we applaud USDA for recognizing and acting on the need for a new approach to research.”NIFA was established in the 2008 Farm Bill and officially launched in Washington, D.C. today. The mission of NIFA is to stimulate and fund the research and technological innovations that will enhance and make American agriculture more productive and environmentally sustainable while ensuring the economic viability of agriculture and production.”ASA is ready to begin work with the great staff of NIFA, including newly-appointed Director Roger Beachy,” Dodson said. “We agree with Congress that NIFA should be commensurate in stature with other Federal grant-making agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.”During a meeting with industry stakeholders earlier this week, Beachy and USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics Rajiv Shah spoke about ways they intend to proceed with transforming agriculture research at USDA. Future agricultural research will be more focused, approach science at scale – meaning larger and longer-term projects – and will have clear benefits and impact.last_img read more

EPA Takes Steps to Repeal WOTUS

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week to repeal the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order to repeal and replace the rule.The agencies are working to implement the executive order in a two-step process. According to a PowerPoint used in an EPA’s Federalism Consultation Meeting on order this includes:“The agencies are taking action to establish the legal status quo in the Code of Federal Regulations, by recodifying the regulation that was in place prior to issuance of the Clean Water Rule and that is being implemented now under the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s stay of that rule.The agencies plan to propose a new definition that would replace the approach in the 2015 Clean Water Rule with one that reflects the principles that Justice Scalia outlined in the Rapanos plurality opinion.”The EPA is consulting with state and local officials to propose a new rule that is consistent with the executive order. They are asking for comments from state and local governments to develop a new definition of WOTUS by June 19, 2017.last_img read more