first_imgIan Holloway says QPR will take no chances with Jack Robinson following the left-back’s latest injury.Robinson has returned to light training following a hamstring problem and will not be considered for Thursday’s match against Wolves.He also missed Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Ipswich, having had to be substituted at half-time during the home win against Norwich the previous weekend.Robinson, who has battled his way back from a long-term knee injury, impressed Holloway in his 45-minute outing against Norwich.And the Rangers boss is determined to give him time to make a full recovery.Holloway has been impressed with RobinsonHolloway said: “We can’t risk it. He’s out there running but with one game and then almost 10 days (without a game), we can’t risk it.“I never risk my players. I need him long term, not short term.”Holloway rates Jake Bidwell as one of the Championship’s best left-backs but Robinson’s display as a wing-back gave Holloway food for thought.“I thought he was terrific – absolutely the sort of attitude I’m looking for,” Holloway said.“We lack that a little bit in wide areas – wonderful skill. He was fantastic and we’ve got to do what’s right for him.” See also:QPR boss Holloway rules out Jackett returnLuongo passed fit to return for QPRCaulker could return to training next weekQPR youngster Shodipo signs new contract  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_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_imgThe bypolls for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland and an Assembly seat in Meghalaya saw a high turnout of voters on Monday. At least 75% of 11,97,436 voters in Nagaland and 90.42% of 24,181 voters in Meghalaya’s Ampati seat cast their votes.Voting in Nagaland was peaceful barring a mob attack on the 13-Kubza polling station in Mokokchung district. “Seven persons were arrested after a large mob overpowered the polling personnel and vandalised the polling booth. Re-polling will be needed there,” the State’s chief electoral officer Abhijit Sinha said.“The final polling figure will be known tomorrow [Tuesday] morning after reports from remote areas come in. As of now, we recorded 75% polling,” he added.The Nagaland LS seat fell vacant in February after Neiphiu Rio resigned to contest the Assembly election as a candidate of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), which formed an alliance with the BJP. He is now the Chief Minister. The contest for the Nagaland LS seat is between NDPP candidate Tokheho Yepthomi and C. Apok Jamir of the Naga People’s Front, a former BJP ally now backed by long-time rival Congress.The bypoll for Ampati was necessitated by former Chief Minister Mukul M Sangma, who had won from two seats, vacating it and retaining the Songsak seat. His daughter Miani D Shira hopes to retain the seat for the Congress.last_img read more

first_imgClose to a 1,000 people turned up at Bongaigaon town’s Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday to be the first to trade a kilo of plastic for a sapling and a cloth bag. A 70-year-old woman beat them all to make an ecological statement.Bongaigaon, the headquarters of Bongaigaon district, is about 180 km west of Guwahati.Renuka Roy Choudhury had a reason to be the first to deposit the plastic from her house in a plastic bank set up by the Bongaigaon Municipal Board — to send a message that the older generations have to take the lead in undoing the damage done to the environment.“We have enough saplings in the Social Forestry nurseries, but brought 200 for the ‘plants-for-plastic’ exchange programme. The overwhelming response made us realise we brought too few,” the district’s Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan said.Ms. Choudhury and the 199 others were given saplings of gooseberry, olive, mango, jackfruit, mahogany and other local species of trees for a total of 200 kilos of plastic deposited. Each of them also received a cloth bag manufactured by local women’s self-help groups.Each of these bags can withstand more than 2 kg of weight.Mr. Khan said those who missed out on a sapling on Tuesday would be provided with one later. “We will continue with the programme till the town is free of single-use plastic. The plastic bank will be open at the Municipal Board’s office for anyone to deposit a kilo of plastic and get a sapling in return,” he said.Banana barkThe Social Forestry wing of the Assam Forest Department pitched in with innovation too. Officials replaced black polythene bags with the bark of banana plants for holding the saplings. These were tied with jute threads.The district administration had, ahead of the ‘plants for plastic’ drive, discussed an alternative to the polythene sapling bags with Divisional Forest Officer Abdel Salam Arief. Forester Lakhi Nath came up with the banana bark idea.The Bongaigaon district administration said the drive would perhaps not have been possible without the involvement of a green group called Robin Hood Army. Its volunteers facilitated the exchange programme.last_img read more