US adds 128,000 jobs – but is its economy slowing?

first_img General Motors strikes knocked US jobs figures in October (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) The pound, which came close to hitting $1.30 earlier on a weak dollar, curbed its climb to stand 0.22 per cent up at $1.296 while the dollar rose to ¥108. Friday 1 November 2019 1:42 pm “The job market has cooled significantly since last month, as slowing global growth and trade war concerns continue to fester,” he said. The strike ended only last week after management agreed a new pay deal with workers. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastArticles VallyHe Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Then She Gets LuckyArticles VallyScientific MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightScientific Mirrorbonvoyaged.comYour IQ Is 142 If You Get 15/20 On This General Knowledge Quizbonvoyaged.com The better-than-expected figures lent credence to the Federal Reserve’s position that the US economy is in good shape, economists said today, as it cut rates for a third time this year. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com But Richard Flynn, UK managing director at investor Charles Schwab, warned of a slowdown in US employment amid wider economic challenges. Read more: The Fed cuts interest rates for a third – but final – time “US stocks are set to open higher and will likely close at a fresh record high if we don’t see an abysmal ISM manufacturing reading.” US jobs: Trump’s economy beats expectations to add 128,000 workers center_img whatsapp “The Fed is looking smart today,” Edward Moya, senior market analyst at foreign exchange trader Oanda, said. Joe Curtis Read more: UK consumer confidence hits six-year low ahead of general election The S&P 500, which hit a record high earlier this week, could rise even further on the back of the latest figures. whatsapp Sterling’s rise was cut short today by US jobs data that beat expectations, pushing the dollar higher as America added 128,000 jobs to its economy in October. “The mid-cycle adjustment call seems to tentatively be justified with a robust labour market that continues to keep this record expansion going strong. Share “Despite the Fed’s decision to cut rates a third time this year earlier in the week, US economic activity has failed to pick up meaningfully, which has aided the argument that rate cuts are unlikely to be the elixir for what ails the broader economy.” Economists had expected companies to add just 85,000 jobs last month. Manufacturing employment sank by 42,000 as a result of a General Motors strike, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.last_img read more

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UK launches Brexit awareness ad blitz for tourists and businesses

first_imgSpeaking about the new campaign, Gove said: “While we have already made great progress in getting ready for this moment, there are actions that businesses and citizens must take now to ensure we are ready to hit the ground running as a fully independent United Kingdom. There will be necessary changes to the UK’s relationship with the EU, regardless of whether a deal is struck in time. whatsapp A new Institute of Directors survey showed just under a quarter of company directors were prepared for Brexit, while Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said last month he was “concerned” at how few businesses were ready. The UK is set to have its border checks fully operational by next July, after the coronavirus crisis forced a six-month delay of plans. The government today has launched a £93m advertising blitz to prepare businesses and tourists for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December. Also Read: UK launches Brexit awareness ad blitz for tourists and businesses Gove also announced yesterday that the government would spend £700m on preparing the country’s borders for next year. Share The UK is negotiating with Brussels to secure a free trade deal in time for the end of the transition period when Britain will leave the EU’s single market and customs union. The “check, change, go” message will encourage business owners to check whether they are ready to export and import with the EU by registering with relevant customs authorities and procuring a EU EORI number. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndo UK launches Brexit awareness ad blitz for tourists and businesses center_img Show Comments ▼ Monday 13 July 2020 11:11 am Stefan Boscia The funding is being spent on 500 new border guards, IT systems and essential infrastructure at Dover and other ports of entry as the UK prepares for the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 31 December. Advertising will focus on incoming changes to travel insurance and passport requirements for tourists heading to the EU, while also highlighting new trading regulations with Europe. The campaign will also alert Britons to likely increases in travel insurance as UK passport holders will no longer have access to free EU healthcare, after the transition period ends. Passports will also need to have at least six months until they expire, while roaming mobile charges will also be affected by Brexit. Titled “the UK’s new start: let’s get going”, the campaign will see billboards plastered around the UK with the message: “Check, Change, Go.” The campaign will also trumpet the “significant opportunities” Brexit will bring for British businesses. “This is a new start for everyone in the UK – British and European citizens alike – so let’s get going.” Also Read: UK launches Brexit awareness ad blitz for tourists and businesses whatsapplast_img read more

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U.S. Senators reach two-year budget deal

first_imgFederal Government | Nation & World | NPR NewsU.S. Senators reach two-year budget dealFebruary 7, 2018 by Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell, NPR Share:Updated at 2:25 p.m. ETSenate leaders have reached a bipartisan budget agreement to increase military and domestic spending levels for two years, paving the way for the first long-term spending pact since President Trump took office.According to congressional sources briefed on the deal, the plan eliminates mandatory spending cuts for two years and increases Pentagon spending by $80 billion and domestic spending by $63 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. In the 2019 fiscal year, defense spending would rise by $85 billion and domestic spending by $68 billion.The agreement, negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, marks a major breakthrough for a Congress still reeling from a partial government shutdown last month.“No one would suggest it’s perfect, but we worked hard to find common ground,” said McConnell, as he announced the agreement on the Senate floor.“This budget deal is a genuine breakthrough,” said Schumer, who said the agreement would “break the long cycle of spending crises.”The deal also suspends the debt ceiling, which the federal government had been due to reach within the next month, until March 2019.A long-term spending agreement had long been sought by military leaders, who said a series of short-term funding bills had harmed military readiness.“I cannot overstate the negative impact to our troops and families’ morale from all this budget uncertainty,” said Defense Secretary James Mattis at the daily White House briefing. “Today’s congressional action will ensure our military can defend our way of life, preserve the promise of prosperity and pass on the freedoms you and I enjoy to the next generation.”A final vote on the budget deal is likely by Friday, which means lawmakers would have to pass a one- or two-day spending bill to keep the government open past the Thursday funding deadline.The bill will also include at least $80 billion in disaster relief spending for victims of hurricanes and wildfires in Texas, California, Florida and Puerto Rico.All told, the Republican-controlled Congress is on track to approve about $400 billion in new spending over next two years, just months after enacting a nearly $1.5 trillion tax cut. The agreement would create bicameral commissions on budget reform and pension reform to report back to Congress by the end of the year.The next challenge will be for McConnell and Schumer to persuade a majority of House members to back the same proposal in the next few days.They got crucial support from House Speaker Paul Ryan, who laid out the terms of the deal to House Republicans in a closed-door meeting. In a statement, Ryan said, “This agreement delivers on our commitment to fully fund our national defense — no more short-term ploys and patches.”Conservatives began mobilizing against the spending increases contained in the agreement as soon as it was announced.“The country cannot afford an irresponsible plan that welcomes back trillion-dollar deficits with open arms. Congress should reject this deal,” said Justin Bogie, a senior policy analyst with the influential conservative Heritage Foundation.In addition, House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., are staging a protest of the budget deal on the House floor Wednesday because there has been no progress on an immigration deal.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

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Crettyard captain Murphy hoping his side can bounce straight back to senior

first_img Pinterest Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Crettyard captain Murphy hoping his side can bounce straight back to senior Twitter Cormac Murphy 12 months ago, Cormac Murphy led his side into the final that nobody wants to be in.After flirting with relegation for a few years, Crettyard faced off against The Heath in the senior relegation final and lost.It’s never nice to go down but Crettyard have the chance to bounce straight back up at the first time of asking when they take on Clonaslee on Saturday night in the intermediate final at 5pm in MW Hire O’Moore Park.Speaking ahead of the game, Murphy recalled the devastation he felt after that game but how that feeling has turned to hope as this championship has progressed.He said: “We’ve been senior since I moved up to adult football and it was very tough last year when we went down.“But in some respects it was coming. We got to the semi final in 2016 but we just couldn’t kick on after that.“It all went downhill after that. We were cutting it close each year by managing to win just one game but eventually last year our luck ran out.“But I actually think going down has been one of the best things that happened to us. Now lads are training and playing matches hoping to try win something rather than just trying to survive.“In saying that, we don’t want to be intermediate and we hope to change that on Saturday.”Crettyard have brought through a number of impressive young players this year too and they have certainly made a difference.Ciaran Burke in midfield is outstanding while Brian Brennan, son of referee Joe, has been scoring freely in the forwards.Brian O’Sullivan was flying in defence before a knee injury in a challenge match ended his season. But Murphy says all those younger players have really improved the panel.He said: “In training, the competition that the younger lads have brought to it has been brilliant this year.“For years, the team almost picked itself and that isn’t healthy so now myself and everyone else has to prepare and train properly or you won’t play.“The likes of Brian O’Sullivan, Ciaran Burke and Brian Brennan have all earned their places. Ciaran Burke has been outstanding and has been a big boost.“In midfield, he gives us something different because you don’t have to go short all the time – he is capable of winning them long too. He was on one leg against Mountmellick and kept going.”Murphy has spent the majority of his adult career as an inside forward but he has now formed a midfield partnership with the aforementioned Burke.That switch has freed up Evan O’Carroll to play inside and he has scored 5-26 in his three games to date.Murphy said: “It is a new role (for me) and I’d say before this the furthest I ever made it out the field was to the half forward line.“But I am really enjoying it. You get the chance to get on plenty of ball and I need that because sometimes I feel myself drifting out of the game.“Evan carries a massive scoring threat and the scores he has wracked up in the three games (2-10, 1-6 and 2-10), some of them would be enough to win a game on its own.“So it is great for us to be able to keep him close to the goal and we know if he gets the ball in hand he is very difficult to stop.”Looking ahead to Saturday evening’s game, Murphy says he knows his side are in for a serious test against a team who know how to get the job done at this level.He said: “I remember playing Clonaslee at senior level a few years ago and we only barely bet them. They are a tough team to play.“They have been in finals and they have the experience of winning them too.“Even for me, this is my first ever adult final to play in. I won a minor seven years ago but that’s it and it would be the same for a lot of lads.“So Clonaslee will have the experience of dealing with the occasion too.”SEE ALSO – Laois lads set for 100km Down Under cycle in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association TAGSClonasleeCormac MurphyCrettyardLaois IFC Facebook Pinterest News Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Previous articleLaois gardai set up unit to tackle domestic, sexual and gender based violenceNext articleTalking Sport Podcast: Intermediate football final preview plus senior and junior quarter-finals Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Home Gaelic Football Club Football Crettyard captain Murphy hoping his side can bounce straight back to senior Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Alan Hartnett – 1st October 2020 WhatsApplast_img read more

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€500,000 road investment on the way for Laois villages in 2021

first_img Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date A section of the R434 between Clough and Ballacolla will receive €500,000 for major road resurfacing works this year.So says Cllr Conor Bergin as he outlined how a 1.7km stretch of the road will be treated.According to the Fine Gael Cllr, this road has become increasingly busy with lorries and trucks using it to get to Rosslare. WhatsApp Pinterest Home News Council €500,000 road investment on the way for Laois villages in 2021 NewsCouncil Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 9, 2021Next articleRelegation playoffs on the cards before 2021 Laois GAA championships begin Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. By Alan Hartnett – 9th March 2021 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Facebook €500,000 road investment on the way for Laois villages in 2021 Facebook Electric Picnic He said: “As part of our Roads Programme in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal area for 2021, €500,000 has been approved for resurfacing of 1.7km of the R434 regional road between Clough and Ballacolla at Boherard/Springfield.“The section which will be fully resurfaced runs between the M7 and M8 motorway bridges. “This is a very busy road as it is the main road which runs from Borris-In-Ossory to Durrow, linking up with the N77 road which goes all the way to Kilkenny and the South-East.“Particularly with the impact of Brexit this year and the new ferry routes which have opened up at Rosslare Harbour in Wexford, this road will certainly get busier with freight traffic and lorries.“It has been in need of resurfacing for a number of years and the road surface between the two motorway bridges at Clough is particularly bad.”Cllr Bergin says that locals can expect to see the work carried out in the summer.He said: “I have spoken to the engineers in Laois County Council and I have confirmed that it is anticipated these resurfacing works will be carried out this summer as part of our roads programme.“The roads in the Clough-Ballacolla area have needed a lot of investment and I raised this issue with the Council and during the local elections.“Over the last 2 years, €545,850 has been invested by Laois County Council in roads around Clough-Ballacolla including at Cuffsborough, Coolderry, Dairyhill, Kildellig and Bordwell.“The remainder of these works will be carried out in 2021 with the full resurfacing of this stretch of the R434 at Boherard/Springfield, bringing the overall investment in roads in the Clough-Ballacolla area to over €1 million euro since 2019.“I will continue to advocate for further investment in rural roads in particular, around the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick electoral area and I have submitted a number of motions in this regard for our next municipal meeting, to be held later this month.”SEE ALSO – Here is the 2020 LaoisToday premier intermediate hurling Team of the Year TAGSBallacollaCloughConor BerginR434 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Council Twitterlast_img read more

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6,996 Boxes of Callaloo Exported Since August 2007

first_imgAdvertisements Related6,996 Boxes of Callaloo Exported Since August 2007 Related6,996 Boxes of Callaloo Exported Since August 2007 Related6,996 Boxes of Callaloo Exported Since August 2007center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Agriculture is reporting that some 6,996 boxes of callaloo have been exported, since the reinstatement of the vegetable on the ministry’s pre-clearance list in August 2007.In 1995 the Ministry, in order to protect the integrity of the export programme, voluntarily removed the item from a list of Jamaican vegetables that could be shipped to the United States of America (USA).Speaking with JIS News, Chief Plant Quarantine Officer in the Ministry, Sheila Harvey explained that in order for callaloo to be pre-cleared by the USA, exporters must follow certain recommendations and guidelines.These guidelines and recommendations, she pointed out, include the pre-clearance of the commodity only between October of one year to April of the other year, and the mandatory certification of all exporters. This certification, she said, is done by the Ministry and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS).Continuing, Mrs. Harvey noted that any exporter who is registered to export under the regulations as set out by the Ministry can export callaloo to the USA under the pre-clearance programme. However, exporters must purchase callaloo from farmers who are also certified under the programme.Additionally, she said farmers can export the vegetable without pre-certification if they have purchased from farmers who are not a part of the programme.“You are still allowed to export your callaloo if you are not in this certification programme, but it would not be pre-cleared,” she pointed out, adding that all farmers are certified based on a recommendation from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI).Explaining the process of certification, she said all exporters must account for each farm and where the product originated, and the level of pests found. Repeated interception can result in the suspension of the farm from the list and would require frequent visits from RADA before the farm is reinstated.“Recondition of the rejected shipment will not be allowed if the reason for interception is excess infestation of pests. The recommendation would be reviewed at the end of the first year of the suspension and adjustment made as necessary,” she said. For every box of the produce that is exported, it is a requirement that the name of the exporter, consignee, commodity, weight and farmer code, which is given at time of certification, be clearly displayed.At the time of inspection, a 10 per cent sample is taken and then inspected by two persons, one being a USDA representative, although this is not compulsory. However, if certification is being sought in the month of May to September, the USDA officer has to participate in the examination. Currently, there are 10 certified exporters operating under the programme. 6,996 Boxes of Callaloo Exported Since August 2007 UncategorizedMarch 14, 2008last_img read more

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Jamaican Parrots Being Sold Illegally

first_imgJamaican Parrots Being Sold Illegally UncategorizedJanuary 5, 2009 RelatedJamaican Parrots Being Sold Illegally RelatedJamaican Parrots Being Sold Illegally RelatedJamaican Parrots Being Sold Illegallycenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding the public that under the Wild Life Protection Act, it is illegal to buy and/or sell Jamaican Parrots, which are the Yellow-billed Parrot (Amazona collaria) and Black-billed Parrot (Amazona agilis). Persons found guilty of this offence can face a maximum fine of $100,000 or twelve (12) months in prison.It is also illegal to export these parrots without a CITES Permit, as international trade is regulated under the Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Act, 2000. Persons found guilty of trading without a permit can face a maximum fine of $2,000,000 and/or two (2) years in prison.Yellow-billed and Black-billed Parrots are endemic to Jamaica, that is they are found only in Jamaica. They are listed as threatened on the IUCN (World Conservation Union) Red List of Threatened Species, that is, they are at the risk of extinction and the population needs to be protected. The main threats to Jamaica’s parrots are loss of habitat due deforestation, and poaching of the birds for sale as pets.The public is being asked to contact NEPA at 754-7540 or 1 888 991 5005 to report any sale of Jamaican parrots.last_img read more

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Foreign Affairs State Minister to Visit Jamaicans in the USA

first_imgForeign Affairs State Minister to Visit Jamaicans in the USA Foreign AffairsApril 9, 2009 RelatedForeign Affairs State Minister to Visit Jamaicans in the USA RelatedForeign Affairs State Minister to Visit Jamaicans in the USA RelatedForeign Affairs State Minister to Visit Jamaicans in the USAcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Ronald Robinson, will visit the Northeast United States from April 17 to 26, where he will meet with and have discussions with Jamaican nationals and Diaspora groups.During the nine-day visit, Dr. Robinson, who has portfolio responsibility for the Diaspora, will visit communities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.The four states account for a combined 600,000 Jamaicans, more than half the total number of nationals residing in the United States, and are considered pivotal to the Diaspora movement.Dr. Robinson will hear from different groups including the youth, through a series of town hall fora and business meetings in such key communities as Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan in New York; Newark and East Orange in New Jersey; and Hartford, Connecticut; and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.Philadelphia is expected to provide a fitting finale to the tour when the Minister addresses the contingent of visiting student athletes and patrons from Jamaica at the Penn Relays awards presentation ceremony on Saturday, April 25.Minister Robinson’s tour is being co-ordinated by the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York with the support of the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board North East United States; Jamaica Organisation of New Jersey (JON-J), and Jamaica Impact (JAMPACT), Inc. Advertisementslast_img read more

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City of Dauphin Unveils Rapid EV Charger

first_imgCity of Dauphin Unveils Rapid EV Charger From: Natural Resources CanadaThe Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $50,000 in funding to install one of the first electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in the City of Dauphin, Manitoba, to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by providing Manitobans with more options to charge their vehicles.As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Government of Canada remains committed to building a clean energy future to strengthen the economy, create good, middle-class jobs and support the natural resource sectors.The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $50,000 in funding to install one of the first electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in the City of Dauphin, Manitoba, to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by providing Manitobans with more options to charge their vehicles.This investment will also support business development and tourism within the city and the region by ensuring EV drivers can get from Dauphin to Winnipeg and other Canadian destinations. The EV fast charger is now available for public use.Federal funding for this initiative is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI), which supports the government’s goal to have 100 percent of all new passenger cars sold in Canada be zero emission by 2040.The government has provided over $600 million to help make EVs more affordable and infrastructure more readily available. This includes support for the establishment of a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers, as well as charging in more localized areas, such as retail stores, apartment buildings, on-street and workplaces, natural gas refuelling stations along key freight corridors and hydrogen stations in metropolitan centres. The infrastructure resulting from these investments will ensure that people can drive and charge their vehicles across Canada. The funding will also support the demonstration of next-generation charging technologies as well as the development of enabling codes and standards. To make these vehicles more affordable, the government is providing incentives of up to $5,000 for Canadian consumers to buy EVs and full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them.These investments will be complemented by commitments included in the recent Fall Economic Statement and Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, which proposes to further accelerate zero-emission vehicle uptake by providing an additional $150 million for ZEV infrastructure and an additional $287 million in funding for vehicle purchase incentives that will make ZEVs more affordable for Canadians.The government continues to support green infrastructure projects that will create good jobs, advance Canada’s green future and help us achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.Quotes“Canadians want greener options to get to where they need to go. We’re giving it to them. This is how we get to net zero by 2050.”Seamus O’Regan Jr.Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources“The City of Dauphin is proud to be a leader in the area by installing the first Level 3 electric vehicle DC fast charger in the Parkland. We foresee benefits to our economic development opportunities and an increase in tourist options by having this charger in our community. Thank you to NRCan for being the lead sponsor on the project!”Allen DowhanMayor, City of Dauphin /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, clean energy, community, demonstration, Economic Development, Electric, electric vehicle, environment, Federal, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, natural gas, resources, zero-emissionlast_img read more

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AgForce’s Young Producers’ Council setting agenda for future of agriculture

first_imgAgForce’s Young Producers’ Council setting agenda for future of agriculture In Rockhampton in February, AgForce’s groundbreaking Young Producers’ Council met for the first time to set our priorities for the next two years.Foundation sponsors Nutrien Ag Solutions and Suncorp were there to mark the occasion, and it was a chance to discuss what we believe will give young producers with a passion for agriculture – and agriculture full stop – the best chance to continue to succeed.While rural wellness, ag education, diversifying income streams, and strengthening city/country ties will all feature in our awareness campaign, three areas stood out: succession planning, financial literacy, and climate.If agriculture and regional Queensland is to continue to grow and prosper, we must be able to give young people wanting to work in the industry a start.Several factors, including devastating drought and crippling red and green tape, have many current farming families questioning their future.We therefore must encourage governments to address the current problems with regulation and establish schemes that fund and support under 40s without current ties to agriculture, to enter the industry.Alongside that, we need to ensure young people have the necessary financial skills to survive and succeed on the land once they get there.Farming isn’t only about cultivating land or raising stock. Managing a farm means managing a business. Budgets, balance sheets, income statements – we need to make sure these skills are taught.Finally, we couldn’t consider the future of agriculture without thinking long and hard about climate and natural disaster resilience.The Federal Government’s Future Drought Fund, which focusses on building resilience, is a step in the right direction, but legislation must take into account the needs of those in rural communities doing it tough.There is already significant investment taking place on farm to reduce erosion and runoff, sequester carbon, and increase bio-diversity, with agriculture leading all other industries in Australia in reducing its carbon footprint.Now it’s about getting the message out there about the great work already being done, and continuing it so that we ensure our landscapes and waterways are left in the best condition possible for future generations. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AgForce, Agriculture, Australia, carbon footprint, Federal, federal government, future generation, Government, Investment, legislation, QLD, Queensland, regulation, resilience, Rockhampton, Suncorp, younglast_img read more

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