By admin – February 25, 2018 Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Avoid mishaps rambling around ‘the happiest place on earth’Next articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Feb. 15 – Feb. 21 admin WhatsApp West Texas Food Bank Logo “Republican senators were quick to respond. They disagreed with the idea of a retaliatory tariff war. As Roy blunt R-Mo. Put it, ‘I think we need to be more positive about our trade opportunities.’Lawmakers also stressed caution regarding Trump’s dissatisfaction with NAFTA. This has also been the case with multiple Chambers of Commerce, Governors, and both Mexico and Canada. Senator John Thune R-S. D. remarked that ‘withdrawing from NAFTA would be a disaster.’”>> This column weekend of Jan. 26, 2018That weekend I warned that President Trump was dangerously close to repeating the folly of the 1930 Tariff Act otherwise known as the Smoot Hawley Tariff Act. It cut trade by 25 percent thereby prolonging the Depression. And the damage would not cease until the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs began in 1944, taking full effect by 1948.This past week brought more early warnings of Trump’s simplistic “us versus them” view of trade.Last year the president set this potential disaster in motion by instructing the Commerce Department to investigate if steel and aluminum imports threaten national security under Section 232 of the Trade expansion Act of 1962. As instructed, Commerce concluded they do.This is in spite of the 164 anti-dumping duties on steel already in effect. There are two dozen tariffs on Chinese steel and more on aluminum. Canada accounts for 43 percent of our aluminum imports, but more on that later.The tax reform act is bringing money back to the United States. But more tariffs will only increase the cost of doing business in all industries using steel and aluminum. Indeed more workers lost jobs — 200,000 due to Bush’s 2002 steel tariff than were employed by the entire steel industry (187,500).As we warned Jan. 26, this “strategy” plays right into the hands of China’s goal of becoming the new manufacturing super power in the world. Withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership puts China in that driver’s seat, free to make global arrangements. The Trump idea of a separate trade deal for each nation is foolish when so many products, like autos, are built from material imported from multiple nations.One hopeful example is the creation of a pro-NAFTA website by Mexico, no less. Check out www.naftamexico.net. This English website allows one to click on each of our 50 states to see the NAFTA advantage. Columns and letters continue to sprout advocating the benefits of NAFTA. But I was discouraged again reading the latest in the U.S.-Canada trade talks.The United States runs a $12.5 billion dollar trade surplus with Canada. Apparently Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not care for the politically incorrect President Trump, nor does the Canadian Parliament. As a result, Canada has done little to sell the trade deal. We have not seen full-page ads bulwarked by newspaper editorials demanding continuation of the 20-year NAFTA trade boom. Canada has been America’s closest ally and trading partner, well, ever since there has been an America and Canada.Meanwhile, Trudeau has inked deals with the European Union and the Trans Pacific Partnership. Is this a literal snub, aiming to reach the same conclusion as Trump, better no deal than any perception of a flawed deal?This week, America is back to arguing gun safety when in fact the issue is school safety. There are no school shootings in Israel where all schools have armed guards. Install the same safeguards for schools that exist in every Federal Courthouse. Building access should be limited to entrances with metal detectors manned by armed police. Require students and teachers to have ID badges just as corporations do at their locations. Problem solved. Then get serious about avoiding another Smoot Hawley fiasco.The U.S. Dollar has been weak against the Euro, but that relationship is about to change. The Euro is stretched to its upper limit and the buck appears to be finding support at the $88-$89 level. Crude oil has surged back to the $62-$63 level, but that is below the previous high of $66-$67. Resurgence in the dollar is liable to weaken oil prices.The stock market remains the same. The previous high of DJIA 26,600 still stands. Unless the Feb. 16 high of 25,432 is taken out, the more likely direction for stocks is down. Leadership is ever more narrow with just three stocks moving the NASD.Follow Dennis at themarketperspective.com Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook ELAM: The real worry is not the wall or Russia Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness
Last July, for a second consecutive sell out year, thousands of attendees had the festival experience of a lifetime along the banks of the Eel River on the Mendocino / Humboldt County Line. Northern Nights Music Festival returns to the historic Cook’s Valley Campground July 1517, 2016 behind California’s picturesque Redwood Curtain.Northern Nights has hit the ground running in 2016, in preparation for the 4th year of #NNMF. The festival announced GRiZ as their main headliner, with performances from Amon Tobin/Two Fingers DJ Set, Claptone Immortal Live, The Knocks, Troyboi and more! You can check out the full lineup below, and head to the NNMF website for tickets and more information.Check out some stunning shots from Northern Nights, courtesy of Jesse Rather:
IOWA FALLS — A Hampton couple is dead after a two-vehicle accident Friday night in Hardin County.The Iowa State Patrol says 63-year-old Kevin Barz was driving an SUV northbound on US Highway 65 at the intersection of County Road D-25 south of Iowa Falls when a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Dawson Kitzman of Beaman traveling eastbound on the county road failed to stop and struck the Barz vehicle. Both vehicles entered the northeast ditch, with the Barz vehicle also striking a utility pole.Barz along with 49-year-old Julia Barz died from injuries sustained in the accident. The State Patrol says they were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.Kitzman and two passengers, 16-year-old Kade Manship of Eldora and 17-year-old Justin Mesch of New Providence, were all transported to the Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls for treatment. All three were wearing their seat belts.
Giants disrespected Bumgarner with contract offer, says ex-teammate WASHINGTON — At the beginning of the week, Bruce Bochy talked about savoring his time during his final visit to the nation’s capital as the San Francisco Giants manager.Bochy, however, did not make it to the end of Thursday’s 4-2 loss in the Giants’ series finale against the Washington Nationals. Neither did starting left fielder Brandon Belt.Related Articles How Madison Bumgarner …
Wake turbulence that is suspected of causing the upset that injured 15 on a Qantas 747, south of Hong Kong, on April 7 is a growing problem that needs another look.According to Aviation Herald reports, there have been 34 wake turbulence incidents in the past 10 years but 11 of those have been in the past two years.The most serious was the apparent encounter between an Emirates A380 and a corporate jet. The A380 was performing flight EK412 from Dubai to Sydney and was at FL350 about 630nm south-east of Muscat when the business jet passed underneath in the opposite direction.The corporate jet, an MHS Aviation Challenger 604 was operating flight MHV-604 from Male to Abu Dhabi with 9 people on board and was en route at FL340.After the A380 passed the crew lost control of their jet and were only able to regain control of the aircraft only after losing about 10,000 feet. A number of the passengers sustained injuries.Wake turbulence is a natural by-product of powered flight but was not generally regarded as a serious flight hazard until the late 1960s, says the US FAA.Interest – and concern – in this phenomenon greatly increased with the introduction of large wide-body turbofan aircraft during the late 1960s and a concern about the impact of greater wake turbulence.The FAA said that “this was the impetus to conduct research to gain additional information and determine what safety considerations were necessary as more and more large aircraft entered the industry fleets.”According to the FAA “an investigation of the wake-turbulence phenomenon, conducted by Boeing in mid-1969 as part of the FAA test program, included both analysis and limited flight test and produced more detailed information on wake vortices. The flight tests provided a direct comparison between the 747 and representative from the then current jet fleet, a 707-320C.Those tests that were later extended made several observations;1. The strength of the wake turbulence is governed by the weight, speed and wingspan of the generating aircraft.2. The greatest strength occurs when the generating aircraft is heavy, at slow speed with a clean wing configuration.3. The wake was observed to move down initially and then level off and it was never encountered at the same flight level as the generating aircraft or more than 900 feet below the generating aircraft.Minimum radar-controlled wake turbulence separation distances were established for the following aircraft with the separation distances depending on the weight of both the leading and following aircraft.Adjustments in separation distances were made as more information on the wake-turbulence phenomenon was gained during the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s, but the basic concept of using aircraft weights remained constant.The US National Transportation Safety Board data show that between 1983 and 1993, there were at least 51 accidents and incidents in the United States that resulted from probable encounters with wake turbulence.In these 51 encounters, 27 occupants were killed, 8 were seriously injured, and 40 aircraft were substantially damaged or destroyed.But by far the worst encounter was the November 12, 2001 , loss of an American Airlines A300, Flight AA587, in New York with 265 lives lost.The A300 took off after a Japan Air Lines Boeing 747, flight JL047, bound for Tokyo-Narita. While JL047 was preparing for takeoff, the tower controller called AA587, cautioned the flight crew about wake turbulence.While in a climbing left turn, the crew of AA587 heard a rattling sound, possibly caused by wake turbulence and then fifteen seconds later the Airbus began to yaw to the right.The first officer, who was the flying pilot, applied full right and left rudder and called for max power.He then again full right and left rudder and the tail of the A300 snapped off and the plane crashed into the Queens area killing 5 on the ground as well as all on board.According to Aviation-safety.net the probable cause was: “The in-flight separation of the vertical stabilizer as a result of the loads beyond ultimate design that were created by the first officer’s unnecessary and excessive rudder pedal inputs. Contributing to these rudder pedal inputs were characteristics of the A300-600 rudder system design and elements of the American Airlines Advanced Aircraft Maneuvering Program. ”While the Airbus A380 has been singled out of attention, wake turbulence is an industry-wide problem that is increasing mainly because air traffic is doubling every 15 years.And with that increase in air traffic comes congestion and more stacking or holding of aircraft prior to landing.With more larger aircraft such as the A380, 747 and 777 and increasing traffic perhaps the time has come to revisit strategies to avoid wake turbulence.
Then the national media jumped on it, covering what GQ called “The Song of the Year.”The Washington Post called the music “amazing” and launched an online poll to determine its origin.BuzzFeed said, “People came for the visuals of snow falling…but stayed for THE INCREDIBLE MUSIC.”“New York’s hottest club is Paul Ryan’s freezing DC balcony,” said The Verge.Vice’s Motherboard, Romper, NBCNews, and Entertainment Weekly all joined the fray.THEN, The NY Daily News outted Liam Aidan as the composer of this catchy track.Whew, what a weekend for PremiumBeat music!More “Tropical Sex Jam Perfection”By the way, that was a direct quote from GQ on Aidan’s track.We can’t believe all the press this received and are elated that so many people liked Golden Skies. So, we rounded up a collection of other tracks in the PremiumBeat library with similar laid-back dance grooves.Have a listen. Then, license any of these tracks for your own video projects. Enjoy… and keep warm!Hear Our Tropical Chill Out PlaylistDisclaimer: PremiumBeat is not affiliated with any political party and promotes no particular political ideology. An Internet frenzy ensues after PremiumBeat’s Golden Skies is featured as the soundtrack to Paul Ryan’s Snowmageddon livestream.Top image via ShutterstockLast weekend, snow pummeled the northeast and US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spiritedly captured the event in a three day Internet livestream from his balcony at the U.S. Capitol Building. Hundreds of thousands of users logged on to watch the downfall, but then something happened…Viewers became fixated on the three minute track looped in the background of the video stream, PremiumBeat’s Golden Skies by composer Liam Aidan. The pulsing rhythm, the tropical club beat… they took to the YouTube comments to find out the origin of the track:
USC.USC has decided to troll Alabama ahead of its season-opening game against the No. 1 team in the country. It’s a bold move.The Trojans are selling “Roll Tears Roll” shirts in their bookstore in anticipation of the non-conference tilt against the Crimson Tide.Here’s the shirt:The USC Bookstore decided it was a good idea to troll Alabama. https://t.co/NqabqBrgTJ pic.twitter.com/EwZW8DAteI— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) August 18, 2016From ESPN:The USC Bookstore — the actual bookstore, not a group of students — didn’t learn from their mistake.On sale, both online and in person, in anticipation of USC’s Sept. 3 opener in Arlington, Texas, against defending national champion Alabama, are cardinal-and-gold shirts that read: “Roll Tears Roll.”The shirts are reportedly on-sale for $19.95 and “going fast.” USC and Alabama are set to play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 3. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.
Principal Director in the Information Division, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Joan Archibald, says implementation and use of the Access to Information Act has had a significant and positive impact on the country.Ms. Archibald argued that it is now self-evident that the legislation, which was passed in 2002, is an important mechanism for better governance.She was speaking at the 2012/2013 awards ceremony for the Access to Information (ATI) National High School Essay Competition, held at the Medallion Hall Hotel in Kingston, on March 26.She emphasized that the ATI regime is a critical tool in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century and making the desired progress nationally and regionally.“Access to information has meant more transparency and more accountability for public bodies. Importantly, the public can now participate in, monitor how decisions are being made, as well as track how policies that affect communities all over the island are implemented,” she stated.Miss Archibald said the Government is committed to increasingly more open, accountable and responsive governance, recognising that democracy is only strengthened by this process.In this vein, she said the continued improvement of the ATI Act through amendment will be pursued in the upcoming legislative year, to build on, broaden and deepen the successes that have already been gained.Additionally, Ms. Archibald stated that government continues to work towards increasing public awareness of, and getting more people to use the legislation.“This is important because we know that official information can enhance people’s capacity to exercise their rights. The public must have access to information vital to their lives, including information on basic rights and entitlements on public services, such as those related to health, education, employment and the environment,” she stated.In the meantime, Glenmuir High School student, Yashae Mitchell, was selected as the 2013 winner of the Access to Information National High School Essay Competition.The 18-year-old copped the top prize, after beating out some 21 rivals. Munro College’s Kerron White and Andwayne Davis from St. Mary High school received the awards for second and third place, respectively.For her winning essay on the topic: ‘The Access to Information Act (2002) encourages and facilitates an informed public and public participation in Governmental affairs. Discuss’, Yashae received a cash prize of $30,000 and the ATI Unit trophy.The second place finisher was presented with a cash prize of $20,000 and the ATI Advisory Stakeholders Committee trophy, while third place received $15,000, along with the ATI Association of Administrators trophy.The ATI National High School Essay Competition, which is in its fourth year, is open to registered high school students between third and sixth forms. It is sponsored by the ATI Unit and the ATI Advisory Stakeholders Committee, and is designed to give Jamaican youth the opportunity to become more aware of the Access to Information Act.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter
Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement It’s a good thing Jamie Northan is used to flying by the seat of his pants because that’s what he’s been doing this past week.Last July, Northan and Andrew Phung created Kill Hard, an improv show that paid loving homage to the world of cheesy action flicks.It was an instant hit at both the Calgary and Edmonton fringe festivals so the duo revived it this past March and, once again, it played to sold out houses at the Loose Moose Theatre. Login/Register With: Northan and Phung decided to bring Kill Hard back to the Edmonton fringe this summer with a short preview run in Calgary July 29 and 30.This is where Northan’s run of good news versus bad news began. Jamie Northan and Andrew Phung in Kill Hard. BREANNA KENNEDY / Calgary Herald“During our run of Kill Hard at the Edmonton fringe, one of the producers of CBC’s planned television version of the hit Canadian play Kim’s Convenience caught Kill Hard.“He stayed after the show and told Andrew to get hold of him for an audition for the show.“The good news is that Andrew got cast in the series.“The bad news was that Andrew would not be available for the summer revival of Kill Hard,” says Northan.The good news is that Phung agreed with Northan that the only person who could possibly step into Phung’s shoes is Quinn Contini a young Calgary actor studying theatre in Edmonton who is a former improv student of Northan and Phung.“Quinn is younger, more fit and better looking so Andrew and I were excited that he’d be upping my game this time around and that’s what every improviser wants.”Northan always knew Phung’s heart was still with Kill Hard but CBC had a bit of a strangle hold on his time. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment