On-loan goalkeeper Joe Lewis is handed his Fulham debut for the League Cup third-round tie against Stoke City at Craven Cottage.As expected, Whites boss Kit Symons has made changes for the game, leaving out the likes of Jamie O’Hara and Tom Cairney. Summer signing Sakari Mattila makes his full debut, while Cauley Woodrow comes in for Moussa Dembele.Stoke, meanwhile, are without Mame Biram Diouf, who has a hamstring problem.Bojan, who returned to action at the weekend following a knee injury, is also absent.Ex-Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell starts against his former club.Fulham: Lewis, Richards, Stearman, Burn, Ream, Christensen, Mattila, Kacaniklic, Pringle, McCormack, Woodrow.Subs: Lonergan, Kavanagh, Evans, Hyndman, Bodurov, Tunnicliffe, Dembele.Stoke: Given; Bardsley, Wilson, Wollscheid, Pieters; Sidwell, Cameron; Odemwingie, Ireland, Afellay; Crouch.Subs: Haugaard; Muniesa, Johnson, Arnautovic, Joselu, Van Ginkel, Shaqiri.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In response to the Trump Administration announcement on the U.S. not lifting sanctions with Cuba, the National Corn Growers Association wants to emphasize the potential importance of Cuba as a trading partner.Cuba should be an easy market for U.S. corn farmers. Instead, that market has gone to our competitors — costing us an estimated $125 million in lost opportunity each year. If trade with Cuba were normalized, it would represent our 11th largest market for corn. Instead, we have just 11% market share in a country only 90 miles from our border. At a time when the farm economy is struggling, we ask our leaders in Washington not to close doors on market opportunities for American agriculture.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON (DTN) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said late Wednesday that a second trade aid package for farmers may total $15 billion to $20 billion, the latter figure $5 billion higher than President Donald Trump has suggested.In a call to reporters from South Korea, Perdue said that the $15 billion to $20 billion is the “early estimate” that USDA has made regarding lost export sales since China imposed tariffs on U.S. farm products in retaliation for tariffs that the Trump administration imposed on Chinese products.Perdue said that USDA would calculate “the legally defensible trade damage done to our producers,” give that estimate to Trump and would be “prepared to defend those amounts” to the World Trade Organization, where the United States could face charges that it has violated rules on subsidies.Perdue said he could not comment on whether the formula for providing payments to farmers would be different from the last package, in which soybean growers got $1.65 per bushel, corn growers got one cent per bushel and wheat growers got 14 cents.USDA said at the time that the level for each commodity was based on export losses and calculated with an eye toward not violating WTO rules. Corn and wheat growers complained, however, and are lobbying the administration for a different formula in the second package.Perdue said USDA is “operating conceptually” at Trump’s direction. He said he believes the last package “went well” but realizes that some farmers were not happy and said the administration would try to learn from that experience and improve on it.Perdue also said that, although Trump has talked about using a portion of tariff receipts to pay for the aid, he believes that the money will come from the Commodity Credit Corporation, as it did last time.Perdue said he is keeping Congress informed about the development of the package. He said the administration is “studying the text” of the supplemental disaster aid bill moving through Congress “to see if there is an opportunity to address trade mitigation,” but was not clear about whether the administration would need funding from Congress to make the payments.The CCC can spend $30 billion per year, and it is not known whether the CCC is bumping up against its spending cap this late in the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Perdue said that, in any case, he should keep Congress informed because members are the “pursekeepers.”The secretary also hinted that one reason the talks with China broke down last week was that China had reneged on previous agreements to buy certain levels of U.S. commodities. Perdue said that one of the purposes of the farm trade aid package is to make it clear to Beijing that Chinese negotiators cannot use “the impact” on U.S. farmers in the negotiations.Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CC/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
Sellers of single-family detached homes that are 10 or more years old and served by Austin Energy will need to have an energy audit of their propertyLots of information changes hands when houses are bought and sold. Sellers disclose information about the houses they sell that might affect the listed property’s value or intended use. Prospective buyers pay building inspectors to evaluate the property’s structural soundness and illuminate existing or potential safety problems.And now one famous city in Texas, Austin, is adding another bit of data that many sellers will have to deliver to prospective homebuyers: an energy audit.Required by a city ordinance scheduled to take effect June 1, the audits are part of an initiative by Austin’s mayor, Will Wynn, to reduce the town’s carbon footprint. A story posted by the Austin American-Statesman notes that the goal of a resolution accompanying the ordinance, which the city council passed in November, is to have 25% of homes sold between June 2009 and June 2010 receive energy efficiency upgrades.The ordinance applies only to homes that are 10 or more years old and are served by Austin Energy, a local utility, although that is a very big chunk of the Austin market. Audits are to be done only by auditors who are certified by the Building Performance Institute, and likely will cost sellers from $200 to $300.Sellers must provide a copy of the report to buyers. The auditors are required to provide a copy of their report to Austin Energy within 30 days.A utility as green advocateCity-owned, Austin Energy has long been leading attempts to shape city policy for the greener good through Austin Energy Green Building, a program that develops energy code proposals and nudges homeowners, builders, and remodelers toward energy efficiency through a combination of ratings services, resources (including a case-study library), contact information, and rebates and loans.As noted in a recent EcoHome magazine story, the program also is the lead-in to what is known as the Zero Energy Capable Homes initiative, which calls for all Austin homes, by 2015, to use 65% less energy than houses built to code in 2006.Austin Energy offers rebates or zero percent loans for energy upgrades. The American-Statesman story points out that in the past five years 23,800 residential customers have made improvements that collectively reduced their energy use by 38 million kWh and saved a total of $3 million on their energy bills, according to the utility. Homes that have had made certain improvements under Austin Energy programs within the past 10 years are exempt from the audit requirement.Resistance to the requirement appears to be vocal but so far largely ineffectual, in part because the ordinance, which is designed to encourage sellers and/or buyers to make energy efficiency improvements, doesn’t require them to actually make the improvements.An amendment is being considered by a conference committee in the state legislature that would strip the ordinance of its power to levy a fine of as much as $500 on sellers who fail to perform an energy audit. But should it pass, the amendment may be more of a political trophy for its proponents than a truly effective counterpunch to the audit requirement, especially because buyers who have come to expect energy audit information will wonder what sellers are trying to hide if the audit info is not provided.
So, did you hear the story about two rabbits from Arlo Guthrie? I didn’t think so. Well, in 1976 at the Temple Music Festival in Ambler, Pa., Arlo Guthrie was interviewed by Peter Stone Brown. Peter was asking Arlo how it felt to be touring with Pete Seeger, singing and protesting the issues of their day. He was kind of asking Arlo if anybody was listening to him and Pete. And Arlo responded by saying his thoughts and ideas weren’t new; that they had, in fact, been thought by people before him. He explained, “This is a history of good guys at work,” and he was glad to be part of it.He encouraged the radio listeners not to get discouraged, and then he went on to relay the story of two rabbits, which his father had told him as a boy: “The mama rabbit and the papa rabbit was walkin’ around one day. And the hounds start comin’ after ’em. And they were runnin’ through the bush, and finally the rabbits end up in this big hollow log, and they can’t get out ’cause there’s dogs at either end. And the mama rabbit looks at the papa one, says, “Pop, this looks like it.” But he had a smile on his face and says, “Let’s just sit here ’til we outnumber ’em.”Pretty good, eh? As a green builder or remodeler, have you ever felt like one of those rabbits about to be eaten by another old, mangy dog who thinks he owns the neighborhood? I often have. In my market, there are plenty of old-school builders and remodelers ready to eat this tree-huggin’ green rabbit for lunch! They are used to running the neighborhood their way, and they don’t want us rabbits moving in. Fortunately, every time I look around I see another rabbit and another rabbit and another rabbit! I haven’t counted the dogs lately, but based on their lower level of barking these past couple of years, I don’t think there are as many of them as there used to be.So, the next time you doubt your decision to go green or you become discouraged by the barking of your neighborhood dogs, take solace and remember a few more words from Arlo Guthrie: “The burden of the world isn’t restin’ on any one particular shoulder. So people shouldn’t be so anxious. They should just take it easy. Do what you can. Have fun doin’ it. Love your kids and your old lady.”
India and Australia on Thursday arrived in Goa from Vishakapatnam ahead of the third and final one-dayer scheduled to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.After the first ODI was washed off in Kochi, India won the second match by five wickets on Wednesday at Vizag to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series.The Australians arrived in Goa with only 12 playing members after injured speedster Doug Bollinger and key middle order batsman Michael Hussey flew home at the conclusion of the second match.Cricket Australia’s Communications advisor Lachy Patterson, who is traveling with the visiting team, said that no replacements have been called for as the October 24 fixture was the concluding tie of the rubber.”Yes, that’s correct. We have come here with 12 players. There won’t be any replacements (for Bollinger and Hussey), as this is the final match,” he said.The two teams are set to have their first practice sessions at the Nehru Stadium in Goa on Friday.Goa has been experiencing off-season rains over the last few days but with the sun coming out in full force the wicket has dried out nicely.Pitch curator Narayan Raju from Bangalore said the wicket for the match, which was damp following incessant rains over the last few days, has dried up well thanks in large measure to the bright sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday.”Even if it rains on the eve of the match we have provision to cover 90 per cent of the ground and the match can commence in time,” he said.advertisementThe last two matches at this venue have gone in India’s favour after they had lost the earlier three ties.India defeated England by 49 runs in 2005-06 and got the better of Sri Lanka in 2006-07, the last ODI held in Goa, by five wickets.But Australia too have a wonderful record here, having won on both occasions they have played at this ground.The Aussies won the inaugural tie held here as part of the MRF World Series in 1989-90, beating Sri Lanka by 20 runs.Their next fixture here was against India, which the Kangaroos won by four wickets in 2000-01.Sunday’s match would be the eighth ODI to be held in Goa, with all matches barring the washed-out Wills World Series fixture between New Zealand and the West Indies in 1994-95 — producing a result.- With PTI inputs
Continue Reading Previous Kontron and SYSGO: SAFe-VX computing platform for safety-critical systemsNext Swissbit: USB 3.1 flash drive key for industrial applications Teledyne LeCroy announces availability of the WaveRunner 8000HD High Definition Oscilloscopes (HDO), the world’s only 8-channel, 12-bit resolution, 2 GHz instruments. WaveRunner 8000HD leverages the company’s HD4096 High Definition technology and a 15.6” touchscreen, high channel counts, and 5 Gigapoints of acquisition memory in critical applications such as high-power/three-phase power conversion, automotive electronics, power integrity and power sequencing, and embedded control systems.Today’s highly complex power-conversion systems, automotive ECUs, and embedded control systems are becoming smaller, denser, and faster. With more signals, sensor inputs, and lower-voltage power rails than ever, engineers need instruments with lower noise and more channels, resolution, bandwidth, and acquisition memory to understand and debug the tangle of tightly coupled signal interactions.WaveRunner 8000HD delivers 2 GHz of bandwidth with 12-bit resolution for the most demanding embedded control system and power integrity debug requirements. Additionally, 8 channels enable viewing of more signals concurrently for more efficient debug, and more acquisition memory for long-duration and high sample-rate captures. Furthermore, two WaveRunner 8000HD oscilloscopes can be connected together to function as a single 16-channel acquisition system—especially useful in power conversion applications. Only WaveRunner 8000HD delivers this combination of channels, bandwidth, and acquisition memory at very low noise to unravel and solve these power conversion, embedded control system, and power integrity issues.WaveRunner 8000HD’s HD4096 technology takes a systematic approach to 12-bit measurement resolution. HD4096 technology provides the highest resolution and lowest noise at full bandwidth—12 bits all the time with no compromises. Competitive instruments either simply drop a 10- or 12-bit ADC into a conventional 8-bit signal path or use software techniques that sacrifice bandwidth for higher resolution—making it impossible for them to provide 12-bit resolution all the time at high bandwidths.Teledyne LeCroy’s new OscilloSYNC technology smashes channel-count barriers by teaming two WaveRunner 8000HD instruments to view and control 16 synchronized analog channels from a single display and front panel—just like having a single 16-channel acquisition system.Like all its WaveRunner predecessors, WaveRunner 8000HD contains a powerful, deep toolbox providing industry-leading capabilities. When coupled with HD4096 High Definition technology, the WaveRunner 8000HD High Definition Oscilloscopes provide the most comprehensive and efficient debug and validation.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel wary facing improving Southamptonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel is wary facing an improving Southampton under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.Saturday’s game sees Puel come up against his former club, who are currently third from bottom of the table.Puel has seen improvement at Southampton since Ralph Hasenhuttl took over as manager and he expects Saints to pull clear of relegation trouble.”Of course they will,” said Puel. “They have good ingredients and quality in the team. They have good organisation and mentality and had a good result against Chelsea. They had a good attitude in their last game also and they can continue that way.”It will be a tough game as they are in form.”
Tottenham Hotspur striker Reo Griffiths is close to signing for Olympique Lyonnais, according to Sky Sports.The teenage striker has completed his medical with the French club ahead of a summer transfer move. The former England youth international is set to leave the London based club to sign for Lyon if he can agree personal terms with them. Tottenham Hotspur would be due for compensation three years’ worth of training.The 18-year-old striker was in prolific form for Spurs U-18 side scoring 33 goals which included four hat-tricks and a brace against great North London rivals Arsenal.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.Griffiths attracted interest from a host of top European sides but the player appears to have chosen the Stade de Gerland as his new home.He will become the second high-profile youngster to leave England in the last 12 months should he complete the move. England youth international Jadon Sancho left Manchester City last month to sign for German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund after citing a lack of football opportunities at the Etihad.Sancho made 12 appearances for Dortmund last season and is hoping to impress new boss Lucien Favre when the new season starts.
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers will be joining Fulham on a year-long loan.Arsenal and Fulham have come to an agreement over a loan fee for Calum Chambers, Sky Sports reports.Personal terms between Calum Chambers and Fulham have to be agreed before the player could undergo a medical, which could happen as late as Monday evening or Tuesday morning.Chambers committed his long-term future to Arsenal last month by signing a new four-year deal.Chambers was in the starting line-up for Arsenal for just ten league games last season.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.New manager Unai Emery rates him highly, but he wants the defender to leave on a loan to gain first-team experience.Arsenal are in the market for Croatian international centre-back Domagoj Vida, Calum Chambers’ departure would pave the way for that move.Chambers will likely go straight into the starting line-up at Fulham. The club is short of centre-back options following Alfie Mawson’s knee injury that will sideline him for their first three matches.