first_imgOAKLAND – The whistle shrieked once again in DeMarcus Cousins’ ear, which represented the soundtrack to his frustration. In the Warriors’ 128-95 loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at Oracle Arena, Cousins struggled in so many areas. He struggled with his shooting, scoring 10 points while going 4-of-12 from the field and 0-of-5 from 3. He struggled with his defense, as the Celtics became the latest team to expose his ongoing adjustments with his conditioning and switching. He struggled with …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Nebraska farmers will lose roughly $1 billion in revenues this year for crops and livestock because of retaliatory tariffs, the Nebraska Farm Bureau cited Tuesday.The report uses USDA estimated losses for most major commodities to come up with $943.2 million in losses, though that doesn’t include other potential losses for products such as beef, hides, skins or other exports not part of USDA’s Market Facilitation Program, said Jay Rempe, senior economist of Nebraska Farm Bureau.“If you added in some of these other commodities, (losses) could easily exceed $1 billion,” Rempe said.Once labor income losses are added into the equation at an estimated $217 million, the total loss to Nebraska’s economy is around $1.16 billion because of retaliatory tariffs just on agricultural products.Soybean losses in the Nebraska analysis make up the bulk of the losses at $588.5 million while corn losses are projected $251.3 million. These losses are still snapshots and could change based on final production or a change in trade talks in the last four months of the year.The decline in income will continue to deteriorate conditions for farmers and lead to more financial stress as well. “We’re going to continue to see that financial pressure continue to build on Nebraska producers,” Rempe said.While highlighting the trade losses, the Nebraska report does not factor in changes to income for 2019 because of MFP payments to farmers. The payment estimates for the 2019 MFP cannot be gauged because enrollment just began this month. Payments will also be made in two to three separate tranches with announcements made later this year on the second and possibly third payments from the program.In a similar report last year, Nebraska Farm Bureau estimated the range of losses in the state for 2018 from $695 million to $1 billion. Nebraska farmers have received $574 million in MFP payments from the 2018 program. Rempe said the MFP last year covered about 65% of the total impact of lost export income. “So those payments did not mitigate the entire losses suffered by farmers last year and I don’t expect that to occur again this year, either,” Rempe said.PAYMENTS TO OFFSET TARIFFS IMPACTThe Trump administration has sought to offset the impact of tariffs with the Market Facilitation Program, which released $12 billion last year and will spend as much as $16 billion this year on direct payments to farmers affected by lost exports.USDA last week updated its farm income forecast, citing that overall net farm income is projected to increase $4 billion to $88 billion for 2019, largely due to MFP payments increasing direct government aid from $5.8 billion to $19.5 billion for 2019. Cash receipts for all commodities are actually expected to be down $3.3 billion for crop producers while livestock receipts are expected to increase by $900 million.While farmers continue to hear about possible trade deals with Japan and reopening trade talks with China, Rempe noted none of those things will happen quickly to restore markets.Nebraska analysis on tariffs:…USDA Farm Income Update:…Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(ES/BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img SharePrint RelatedExplore the great outdoors with a Discover the Forest trackableAugust 21, 2018In “Trackable Promotions”4 Legendary Trackables Every Geocacher Should FindFebruary 10, 2015In “Community”Happy Birthday and Happy GeoTour, Smokey Bear!July 2, 2019In “Community” Share with your Friends:More Have you explored your local forest or a new trail with a Discover the Forest trackable? Although the official promotion has ended, you can still reconnect with nature when you find a Discover the Forest trackable while geocaching on a trail near you. Here’s a snapshot of the Discover the Forest trackable promotion, one of our favorite partnerships to date!From August 21 through December 21, 2018, Geocaching HQ celebrated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Trails System Act with a partnership with the Discover the Forest campaign (powered by the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council). 1,500 custom Discover the Forest trackables were sent to randomly selected geocachers all over the United States.last_img read more

first_imgBy: Bari Sobelson and Hannah Hyde Are you trying to build capacity so that your organization can improve the lives of service members and their families?Perhaps you work on an installation trying to establish better collaboration with a local municipality, or are focusing on the geographically dispersed members of our armed services in the guard and reserve?  Perhaps you want to better understand how your installation operates so you can connect your resources to the larger community and share what you have to offer? If this is the case then you are already taking your first steps to build capacity in your community, but doing so will require you to constantly adapt to CHANGE! Once your mission is aligned with those that need you the most, your impact will be much greater! Sounds good, right? But are you wondering what this has to do with you?If you are interested in learning how to adapt and grow with all of this change you may be experiencing with your efforts, you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!  Join the Military Families Learning Network for a FREE four-day virtual conference all about managing change!  This virtual learning and networking experience is designed for professionals working with military service members and their families. Throughout the conference, keynotes, interactive sessions, and activities will explore professional and organizational change, which relates to community capacity building from multiple angles. LEARN strategies for managing change, GROW your understanding of your capacity for change, and begin to THRIVE as you connect with colleagues facing similar challenges.  To learn more information about this exciting opportunity, click here.This blog was written by Social Media Specialists Bari Sobelson of the MFLN Family Development Team and Hannah Hyde of the MFLN Military Caregiving Team.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgAdmitting that its online connect with the people has not been “up to the mark”, the Bengal leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist has decided to ramp up the party’s presence on social media. The social media presence of the CPI(M) is so low that even expelled party MP Ritabrata Banerjee has more followers (34,007) than the party State secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra (28,002) on microblogging site Twitter. The party is trying to correct it but not by spending a huge sum, party sources said.CPI(M) sources said that the State leadership is planning to set up social media teams at the area committee level and wants to reach out to at least 80% of the people in the State before the Lok Sabha elections using social media. Area committees have replaced the erstwhile local committees.“CPI(M)’s social media presence in Bengal has not been up to the mark. We have lagged far behind the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party in this regard,” a CPI(M) State committee member told The Hindu.He added that so far CPI(M)’s effort to set up social media teams at the area committee level has been limited to mainly district towns and Kolkata. “For instance in Kolkata out of the 53 area committees, social media teams have been set up only in about 13 area committees,” he said.Unlike the TMC and BJP, the CPI(M) has not been able to rope in information technology professionals to revamp its social media activity due to paucity of funds and is instead relying on tech-savvy young party members and sympathisers, the State committee member said.‘Can’t copy others’CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and MP Md. Salim, who oversees the party’s social media operations in Bengal, said that the State leadership recently held detailed discussions over the issue.“We are aiming at enrolling more volunteers and providing them with proper training so that they can reach out to more people. However, we are facing some problems due to lack of funds,” said Mr. Salim. He also said that the party has been unable to provide any equipment such as computers and smartphones to its social media volunteers who have to depend on their own resources.Mr. Salim admitted that so far the party has been unable to conduct social media operations in a centralised manner and doesn’t even have a record of the number of social media volunteers for the CPI(M) in Bengal.Asked why several senior CPI(M) leaders such as Polit Bureau member Biman Basu are not on social media, Mr. Salim said “we work as a party and not as an individual”.“Why should Biman Basu copy Narendra Modi or Mamata Banerjee who only want publicity?” he saidParty sources said that the State leadership wants to counter the “false propaganda” of TMC and BJP on social media as well as highlight the party’s views on significant political developments in the State.last_img read more

first_imgView comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Jonel Dapidran, cousin of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Roy LuarcaAustralian Brent Dames claimed a unanimous decision win over Filipino bet Jonel Dapidran in the first fight in the preliminaries of Battle of Brisbane Sunday at Suncorp Stadium.Judges scored 58-56, 58-56, 59-55 in favor of Dames, who improved his mediocre record to 6-3, remained in search of his knockout victory in his professional career.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Dapidran, a cousin of WBO World welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, slipped to 8-2 and lost his second fight in three bouts.This is also Dapidran’s first match outside of Philippine territory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars LATEST STORIES Going for the jugular China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more