The Brazilian trucker strike has officially disrupted supply and exports of farm products from one of the biggest ag exporting countries in the world. A Reuters report says Brazil is the top exporter of soybeans, sugar, coffee, and chickens. The strike over high fuel prices has brought Latin America’s largest economy to a complete stop. Roads are empty and major cities are short on food, gasoline, and medical supplies.The strike has also had devastating impacts on livestock. Tens of millions of chickens have been killed because feed supplies have failed. If they begin to starve, chickens will start eating each other, so meatpackers have had to cull their flocks quickly. Some 70 million chickens had died as of Monday. Poultry and pork processing association ABPA says the country has lost 120,000 tons of potential exports since the trucker strike began. Brazil is the world’s largest chicken exporter, supplying a third of all shipments around the world. Home Indiana Agriculture News Brazil Trucker Strike Disrupting Ag Exports Facebook Twitter Previous articleNation’s Number Two Milk Processor, Dean Foods, Continues to Close PlantsNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Announces New Group of Scholarship Recipients Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – May 31, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Brazil Trucker Strike Disrupting Ag Exports SHARE
Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Linkedin Facebook cap-go-meh Chinese-New-Year Lunar-New-Year China glodok china-town West-Jakarta Log in with your social account Google Hundreds of Jakartans were drawn into the excitement of the post-Lunar New Year celebration of the Cap Go Meh festival in the capital’s Chinatown area of Glodok in West Jakarta on Saturday, with visitors enjoying the various performances that celebrated diversity and the fusion of Chinese and local traditional cultures.Hendrawanto, a 54-year old resident of Penjaringan, North Jakarta, laughed heartily as he watched two lenong (traditional Betawi theater) performers trade pantun (four-line rhyming poems) with each other.Hendrawanto, who is of Chinese descent, said he had grown up watching lenong performances.“I enjoy watching the performances because they’re so funny. I’m glad that I came to the festival as it’s very rare that I can see a show like this,” Hendrawanto said.The Cap Go Meh festival, w…
Related Stories On her feet: After 2 ACL recoveries in 2 years, Brittney Sykes is primed to play for SUBrittney Sykes is still reshaping her game in 1st full season back from ACL tearsBrittney Sykes thrives atop Syracuse’s pressBrittney Sykes shows evolved skill set in Syracuse’s 91-32 win against Texas Rio Grande Valley Published on March 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Brittney Sykes couldn’t wait for the buzzer to celebrate the highest moment of her career. With 10 seconds standing between Syracuse and its first-ever Sweet 16 berth, she swallowed Cornelia Fondren in a hug at midcourt.It was Sykes’ final moment on the Carrier Dome floor this season, and possibly of her career as next year looms with uncertainty. Syracuse jubilantly spilled out onto the court, celebrating both a historic program win and a season-best 24-point performance from their embattled veteran leader.Just don’t ask Sykes about a small stumble or trip on the court. Thirty-four games into the season, she’s annoyed that others haven’t moved on from her twice-torn right ACL like she has. She proved it Sunday with the biggest performance of her career in SU’s second-round NCAA tournament game, one she’s missed out on each of the last two years because of injuries.“I look at her and I just go, ‘Wow,’” assistant coach Tammi Reiss said. “For her to do that today on national TV, in the biggest game of our season, has to just make her heart feel so good.“The moment isn’t too big for her. Lights. Camera. Action. That’s Brittney Sykes.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was Sykes’ first 20-point game in more than two years, and she pioneered Syracuse (27-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) to a 76-59 win against Albany (28-5, 15-1 America East) to send the program to its furthest-ever point in the NCAA tournament. She complemented her scoring eruption with five steals and a season-best 9-of-10 day at the free-throw line.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse advances to first-ever Sweet 16 with win over AlbanyBria Day steps up as ‘MVP’ in Round of 32 winThree observations from Syracuse’s 76-59 victory over the Great Danes At times this year she was a shadow of her former self, the player who drove the paint with reckless abandon and weaved effortlessly through defenders. But against the Great Danes she was back in the limelight. Driving the paint. Splitting defenders. Carrying SU like she once could.“I told a couple of teammates,” Sykes said, “that it felt like the old me. I felt like the old Brittney when it came to attacking the basket and just being confident.”She knew the challenges that awaited her at the start of this season, fully acknowledging the “right of passage” endured by basketball players with torn ACLs. They become shooters. Sykes carved out extra time before the season to refine her jumper and long-range shots, knowing she’d have to compensate for not driving the paint as frequently.Her shooting success has teetered, with a field-goal percentage nearly eight points worse than either of her other two full seasons. But if nothing else, Sykes has been timely. And on Sunday she picked the start of the second half to be her moment, scoring SU’s first seven points of the third quarter.When Sykes pulled up and hit her first jumper in that stretch, she subtly nodded her head toward the basket. On Syracuse’s next possession she leaked outside the Great Danes’ perimeter and swished a 3. This time, a little more demonstratively, she tilted her head to the right as she stretched the Orange’s lead to 10.To cap off the hectic 90-second stretch, she corralled an errant Albany shot. And as if a 2013-14 highlight reel was playing out on the court, she split three defenders en route to rattling down a layup.“The first half I had my four points,” Sykes said. “Second half it was like, ‘You know what? It’s time to make my mark.’”Logan Reidsma | Senior Staff PhotographerThe 5-foot-9 fourth-year player erupted in the latter 20 minutes, scoring 20 of her 24 points in crunch time. In addition to her seven-point run in the third quarter, she went on a six-point tear to push the Orange’s lead to 15, its biggest of the game with three minutes remaining.As the final result grew more inevitable, Sykes’ hand steadied. She sunk all nine of her free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter, twice stole the ball from Albany in the final five minutes and both led to scoring possessions.“All in all, yeah, probably her most complete game,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said of where Sykes’ performance stacks up in her career. “(It was) her most timely game because we needed all of those points to be successful.”It’s a career that started with so much promise before crashing down near career-ending lows. Sykes knows she has freshmen teammates who haven’t seen a performance like this out of her, and she joked with them that this used to be a nightly occurrence. Without a drop of cockiness, she reaffirmed her point on the court: this is who she used to be.But with Sunday’s win came an injection of new life, or in Sykes’ case, old life. And it’s never been a more opportune moment.“’Just ride with me. I’m going to be there for you,’” Sykes recalled telling her teammates after the game. “This isn’t anything shocking for me. I know I can do this.’“’It’s just a matter of doing it.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
A call has been made to make disability a core part of the new Letterkenny Area Plan.The call was made by local county councillor Jimmy Kavanagh.He said that disability should no longer be an “us and them” issue and that the people of Letterkenny need positive change. “There is an opportunity now when in the process of devising the new plan to make disability a central part of that plan.“This is something I have requested from the planners in our workshops and it is something that I hope they will respond positively to.“Disability has for far too long been an “us and them” issue. That approach needs to change and we need to realise that disability is about everyone, anyone of us are only a traffic accident, a fall or an illness away from finding ourselves disabled.”He added that making disability a central part of the plan would also help greatly in supporting our efforts to have an age-friendly town, as many of the issues facing people with disabilities impact equally on elderly citizens, we could also in the process, help remove any stigma attached to disability. Cllr Jimmy KavanaghHe said “We should therefore make disability a core consideration in the planning not just of our buildings, footpaths etc., but also our social housing design, the design of our parks, transport facilities, walks, leisure facilities, etc.“We should also be looking at making our workplaces accessible so that people with a disability are not excluded from applying or getting employment, our own public bodies could lead on an initiative to achieve this.”Currently, in Donegal only 18% of people with a disability are in employment.Cllr Kavanagh said that he has found on his canvass that the issue of young people with a disability both physical and intellectual, finding it extremely difficult to get employment is a recurring theme, even though in many instances these are well educated and very gifted people.According to the 2016 census almost 23,000 people in the county has at least one disability. Cllr Kavanagh added “Letterkenny and Donegal has a chance to lead the way in helping to tackle the issues facing the disabled, and we should take the opportunity that the new Letterkenny Area Plan presents to lay the groundwork for improved access and facilities for those with a disability.“If we do that we will not just improve the lives of the disabled and elderly we will also enhance the lives of our entire community, by helping people of all abilities to thrive and contribute to the future development of the area.” Cllr. Kavanagh concluded.Call for ‘disability’ to be at the core of new Letterkenny Area Plan was last modified: April 27th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:callCllr Jimmy KavanaghDisabilityletterkenny
Frank Lampard has told the Chelsea fanzine cfcuk he would like to manage the Blues.The midfielder, 34, is considering taking his coaching badges but is not keen to start in the lower divisions if he does enter management.And Lampard admitted he would be concerned about damaging his legacy at Stamford Bridge if he did not succeed in the top job.“I am thinking about my coaching badges now but there is only one club I want to manage,” he is quoted as saying.“I know it might sound a bit big-headed or selfish but I wouldn’t want to go through ‘showing myself’ with a lower club.“Although I would never expect to walk into a position such as the Chelsea manager, this is the only club I’d want to manage.“I’d love to have a crack at it but I’d want to do it well. I wouldn’t want the supporters to forget everything I’ve tried to do as a player because I can’t manage the team.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The State government on Friday said it would take all possible steps to stop the closing down of London memorial of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar through an appeal that has already been lodged against the local council’s decision to reject application to convert a residential property in to an official museum. This move comes after the Camden Council recently rejected an application by Indian authorities to convert this residential property into a museum, reportedly following complaints by locals who are not pleased with the throng of tourists on a quiet residential street. In February 2015, the Maharashtra Cabinet had sanctioned the purchase of the house at 10 King Henry’s Road in Northwest London as it was the residence of Dr. Ambedkar during his student days at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the house in November 2015 during his U.K. trip. A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office on Friday said, “The Indian High Commission in London renovated the property on behalf of Maharashtra government after its purchase. All necessary procedure has been followed.” It has engaged Singhania & Co as solicitors and appointed planning experts to present the government’s side to the Independent Inquiry Panel of Camden, which will hear the appeal on September 24. “We are keeping a close watch on developments and are hopeful that we will be able to satisfy the local council on each and every objection raised,” it said. Meanwhile, opposition parties too have asked the government to take a strong stand and ensure that the memorial does not lose permission. Former Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora said he has written to Georgia Gould, leader of the Camden Council, appealing to “look in to the matter and grant necessary permissions required to maintain Dr. Ambedkar’s former residence as a museum”.“Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was not only the father of Indian Constitution but also one of the world’s most prominent social justice crusaders,” the letter said. The museum, he wrote, will serve as an important centre to educate future generations from around the world about Dr. Ambedkar’s struggle against discrimination. “It will also add a lot of value towards enhancing Camden’s tourism potential,” he said in the letter.
Danny Kingad dominates Muhammad Aiman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDanny Kingad braces for the biggest break of his career as the rising star challenges ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil at ONE: Legends of the World on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.The unbeaten Filipino flyweight stakes his immaculate 7-0 record as he seeks to add gold to Team Lakay’s collection in the co-main event of the evening.ADVERTISEMENT Kingad is coming off a dominant showing against Muhammad Aiman of Malaysia last April to earn him a shot at the title.But it won’t be a walk in the park with Moraes (16-2) aiming to sustain his three-match winning streak and establish himself as the best flyweight in the promotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe flyweight bout will co-headline the Manila card, which already features a champion-versus-champion main event with ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang defending his throne against ONE Featherweight Champion Martin Nguyen.Filipinos are be aplenty in the card with as five more fighters are set to enter the cage in the November event. Kevin Belingon (16-5) seeks to display his amazing striking skills in trying to blemish the unscathed record of Kevin Chung (5-0) of USA.Gina Iniong (5-2) also returs to the cage as the six-time national wushu champion raises the flag for Team Lakay when she takes on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol (0-1) of Indonesia.Fil-Australian Reece McLaren (9-5) is motivated to snap his two-match losing skid as he makes the move to the flyweight division where he takes on Anatpong Bunrad (5-3) of Thailand.Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Pacio (12-2) is hell-bent to bounce back from his submission loss last August as he shifts his focus on fellow Filipino strawweight Roy Doliguez (7-4).Also announced for the Manila card are the match between Alex Silva (5-1) of Brazil and Hayato Suzuki (17-0) of Japan, and a featherweight duel between Xie Chao (5-1) and Kelvin Ong (1-1) of Malaysia in the main card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight No. 1 spot, last playoff berth at stake in crucial NCAA stretch MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Chinese strawweight wrestling champion Peng Xue Wen (0-1) will also fight Kun Khmer champion Phat Soda (0-1) of Cambodia in the preliminary fights.
“Harvey Norman is delighted to become the naming rights sponsor of NRL Touch Football. It was a natural fit for us – a game of Touch brings families and friends together in the best possible way; its great fun and good exercise,” Ms Page said. “It is a partnership that will bring all that is positive about rugby league to as many people as possible. All you need is a ball and you are ready anytime, anywhere for a game of Touch Football.”Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer Colm Maguire applauded the partnership, adding it provides another fantastic boost for the profile of the sport. “On behalf of Touch Football Australia, I am delighted to confirm Harvey Norman’s whole-of-game sponsorship of NRL Touch Football. This is another fantastic benefit of our strategic partnership extending the relationship across our entire touch football community, Mr Maguire said “It is terrific to see such a prominent and well recognised Australian brand partner with us and provide valued investment to our sport. The partnership further cements the relationship established between the NRL and Touch Football Australia in 2013, which created the largest sporting community in the country. To celebrate, the Australian Women’s Touch team took on a team made up of Mediaon Sunday in a prelude to the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final at ANZ Stadium. Currently the naming rights partner for All Stars, Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page said Touch Football is synonymous with the Australian way of life and consequently the Harvey Norman product. Long term NRL supporter Harvey Norman has secured the naming rights to the game’s latest participation initiative, NRL Touch Football. “We will be working with the NRL and Harvey Norman in the coming months to build a meaningful relationship with their company and our participant base. This will be demonstrated on the ground with various activation elements at our major events and at Affiliate-level across the country. Our focus has been on investing in our grassroots community.”NRL Head of Commercial Paul Kind said, “Harvey Norman has provided outstanding support to rugby league across the years and this agreement allows us to continue this partnership in one of our growth areas.”Related Files031014_harvey_norman_touch_australia-pdfRelated LinksHarvey Norman
Man Utd Transfer Watch: Four centre-backs Solskjaer should targetby Phillip Ekuwem10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFollowing Jose Mourinho’s exit, Manchester United are looking to get their season back on track under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s guidance going into the second-half of the season. Considering the team’s defensive woes, the one area United undoubtedly need to bolster is their backline, primarily the centre-back position. Eric Bailly’s future at the club is currently uncertain, and the likes of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are evidently not good enough to turn out for United on a regular basis.As such, here’s a look at four centre-backs United could realistically sign in January…Toby AlderweireldIt’s no secret that Manchester United are huge admirers of the Belgian centre-back having made attempts to sign him in previous transfer windows. Alderweireld has been a consistent performer at Tottenham since his arrival at the club, but with his proposed one-year contract extension at Spurs set to trigger a £25m release clause, Manchester United could snap him up at a relatively cheap price.Alderweireld is good with the ball at his feet and even better at preventing players from penetrating his side’s defensive line. He’s one of the best defenders in the Premier League and would be an excellent addition to United’s backline.Video Courtesy of Mathews FootballAndreas GranqvistAndreas Granqvist would be a more temporary option, but a good one nonetheless. The Helsingborgs man has been linked with a move to Manchester United since October.The 33-year-old was one of the best defenders in the World Cup back in June, as he marked players tightly and made key interceptions against highly skilled opponents. He also showcased his ability from spot-kicks, although should he sign for United, it’s unlikely that Pogba will give up his penalty taking duties.Granqvist has previously said that an offer from Manchester United would be ‘very hard’ to turn down, so should Solskjaer’s side table a concrete offer for the Swedish defender he’s likely to make the switch.Video Courtesy of Defence is an ArtDiego GodinGodin has a lot to offer United in terms of leadership and defensive contributions. The Uruguay international has been an integral part of both his national team set-up and Atletico Madrid for many years, so much so that he’s widely regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.He’s reportedly got a £20m release clause which won’t be any trouble for United to pay, but the main hurdle is getting him to make the switch as he’s rejected offers from the club in the past.Godin would add a much-needed layer of protection to Manchester United’s back four considering his expertise in dealing with tricky and pacey forwards having face a number of world-class attackers with great success throughout his career.Video Courtesy of HN FootballHarry MaguireManchester United’s pursuit of Harry Maguire ended last summer because club chairman Ed Woodward refused to meet Leicester City’s valuation of the English centre-back.United have a much bigger need for a quality centre-back than they did back in August having already played through half of the season with defensive problems. The Leicester man has Premier League experience and World Cup experience so he knows what it is to play under pressure in massive games. Leicester are likely to demand a similar fee to what they asked for in August but whether United would take the same stance they did back then is unknown – one thing’s for sure, though – they need Maguire’s quality.Video Courtesy of Scouting Football TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorPhillip Ekuwem FollowShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool favourites to land Exeter teen Ben Chrisene ahead of Chelsea – after inviteby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are favourites to land Exeter City teen Ben Chrisene – after bringing him up to Merseyside.Midfield talent Chrisene, 15, is already the youngest ever player to appear for the Devon side and an England youth cap.And now the Kop want to beat Chelsea to his signature, with an invite to play for their youth team this weekend, says The Sun.Exeter know their latest discovery will leave and are cooperating with the move as long as they collect a decent sum.Liverpool have been after Chrisene for months but Frank Lampard took a personal interest by contacting the kid who followed Ethan Ampadu through the Exeter ranks.