Yet Another Public Hearing on the RFS

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Yet Another Public Hearing on the RFS By Gary Truitt – Jun 8, 2016 Yet Another Public Hearing on the RFS Facebook Twitter SHARE The EPA recently proposed its ethanol blending levels for 2017 which are again below what is called for in the RFS. Talent feels this is wrong, “We have the production capacity, the infrastructure to supply the ethanol called for in the RFS.” He said the RFS as a policy is working to reduce our nation’s dependence on imported oil and increase the use of renewable fuel and that is why the RFS is under attack. SHARE The EPA hearing starts at 9:00 a.m. Central Time Thursday, June 9, at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. Facebook Twitter Jim TalentWe have been here before: an EPA public hearing on the Renewable fuels Standard.  It will take place today in Kansas City, and the agriculture and ethanol industries are set to testify. Former Missouri Congressman Jim Talent, co-author the RFS, says opponents of renewable fuels are forcing this hearing, “What is happening here is that the EPA is getting push back from those who have misconceptions about renewable fuels along with pressure from big oil. We need to make sure there is plenty of testimony in support of the RFS.” Some of those scheduled to testify at the public hearing in support of renewable fuels include Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska; Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association; Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy; Chip Bowling, President of the National Corn Growers Association; Chris Soules, Iowa Farmer and Reality Television Star of “The Bachelor” & “Dancing with the Stars;” Annette Sweeney, Iowa Farmer and Former State Representative; Brian Sowers, Missouri Sportsman and Co-Host of Crappie Masters TV; and Richard Fordyce, Missouri Director of Agriculture. Previous articleIndiana Beef Council Host Farm To Table TourNext articleGood Early June Crop Stands in Northwest Indiana Gary Truittlast_img read more

5 risks credit unions face by partnering with Google

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The much anticipated moves by big tech firms into banking took center stage in 2019. Apple partnered with Goldman Sachs to offer a no-fee credit card embedded in the Apple Pay mobile wallet. Later, Google partnered with Citigroup and Stanford Federal Credit Union to offer checking accounts that can be accessed via the Google Pay app.In between, Facebook announced its plans for its Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet, followed later by several less controversial Facebook Pay enhancements. JPMorgan Chase, meanwhile, has developed an e-wallet product it is offering to Amazon, Lyft, and other e-commerce platforms.These partnerships make strategic sense for both the tech giants and the banks. Goldman Sachs, for example, gets to grow credit card balances, accelerate loan growth, and solidify its foray into retail banking, while Apple gets to offer consumers a way to finance purchases while minimizing capital and risk exposure.last_img read more

Binghamton Police to BU students: Do not gather

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department will be cracking down on large gatherings in accordance with the mandates set in place by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday morning. In a Facebook post addressed to Binghamton University students, Binghamton Police Chief Joseph T. Zikuski says the department will enforce applicable state and local ordinances put on social gatherings. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. The police department says it discourages all campus fraternities, sororities and other college groups from organizing. On Monday morning, Governor Cuomo announced a ban on gatherings of over 50 people.last_img

Gardermobanen on track to open next year

first_imgINTRO: Rails are going down on 66 km of new line that will put Oslo’s Gardermoen airport within 19min of the city’s central station when it opens on October 4 1998BYLINE: Arne SvensøyNSB Gardermobanen ASAS CIVIL WORKS approach completion on the new railway being constructed between Norway’s capital and the new national gateway airport at Gardermoen, tracklaying is in full swing using Plasser’s recently developed SVM1000 machine. This self-contained unit carries with it all the track components and machinery necessary to place assembled track on the sub-ballast, ready for ballasting, lifting and tamping to the final level and alignment.When the Storting (Parliament) decided in October 1992 to build a completely new airport almost 50 km north of Oslo, an integral part of the plan was a dedicated high speed rail link that is expected to carry 50% of air passengers and 40% of staff working at Gardermoen, amounting in all to some 25 000 rail journeys per day.Both projects are scheduled to open on October 4 1998. In fact, the railway is due to be completed by April 1 1998, allowing six months for commissioning and trial running so any problems can be sorted out before the opening.The new railway is 66 km long and is electrified at 15 kV 162??3Hz, and double track except for 3·5 km close to the junction at Eidsvoll with the existing Norwegian State Railways trunk line to Lillehammer and the north. The tracklaying contract was awarded to Banverket Industridivisionen, a subsidiary of Sweden’s state-owned rail infrastructure authority. It covers a total of 130track-km and allows the contractor to chose the method of working within guidelines covering quality and tolerances.Construction and subsequent operation of the airport line has been entrusted to NSB Gardermobanen AS, an NSB subsidiary, which was established in November 1992. NSB Gardermobanen supplies rail and other material to Banverket at no cost, and specifies time windows within which each section of track must be laid to fit the overall programme.High quality trackThe 16 three-car EMUs ordered from Adtranz Norway for the dedicated airport service will operate over much the new line at 200 km/h, but the track, signalling and catenary are designed to allow speeds in the 220 to 230 km/h range and must therefore be laid – and maintained – to high standards.Each EMU has 175 seats, and six-car trains carrying 350 will run in peak hours. They will run at 10min headways between Gardermoen and the rail-air terminal at Oslo Sentral, with alternate trains calling at the important junction of Lillestrøm. The non-stop trains to Sentral will continue for a further 27 km to Asker, west of the city, calling at four stations on the way. This will widen the range of destinations linked directly with the airport to cover 70% of the air passenger market. After 19.00 and at weekends, airport trains will run at 20min intervals between Gardermoen and Asker calling at Lillestrøm. The time from Gardermoen to Sentral will be 19min non-stop (156 km/h average), or 22min with one stop at Lillestrøm. In addition, there will be at least one inter-city train every hour calling at Gardermoen. These will run the full length of the new line including the 19 km between the airport station and the junction with the northern trunk line at Eidsvoll.The new line starts at Etterstad, 2·5 km to the east of Oslo Sentral, and takes a direct course in tunnel through a mountain barrier to Lillestrøm, where a major transport interchange is being constructed around the existing station. Lillestrøm is the only intermediate station between Etterstad and Eidsvoll where trains will be able to switch between the old and new lines. Among other benefits, this connection will allow Oslo – Stockholm services to use the shorter route through the 13·8 km Romeriks tunnel, which is due to be holed through this month.North of Lillestrøm the new railway follows the same general route as NSB’s main line through Kllast_img read more

Four SFA players in Sub Junior football Nationals

first_imgPanjim: Metals and mining giants Vedanta Limiteds SESA Football Academy (SFA) on Tuesday announced the selection of four of its students for the Sub-Junior National meet.Aryan Salunke, Tukaram Gad, Harshit Upadhyay and Skyron Bernard will feature in the national meet, scheduled to be held in Rajasthan this month, according to a statement.Expressing his gratitude and happiness over the development, SFA President Annanya Agarwal said: “I’m extremely happy and feel like a proud parent to see four of our students from the Sanquelim academy getting selected for the Sub Junior Nationals.”“I wish them all the luck and hope to see them come with flying colors and make the academy as well as Goa proud,” he added. IANSlast_img