The War of Words over Waivers Continues

first_imgHome Energy The War of Words over Waivers Continues SHARE Facebook Twitter The War of Words over Waivers ContinuesThe war of words between the Senate and the EPA is heating up. The issue is the granting of refining waivers by EPA to refineries allowing them to blend less ethanol and not comply with the RFS. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is a leading critic of the agency, “EPA is screwing around with the program, to the detriment of agriculture and the ethanol industry.”But EPA’s Bill Wehrum flatly denied the allegations, “We, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, require a substantial amount of information to be provided by those who ask for the waivers, including very detailed information about the financial condition of these facilities and the companies that run them…whether there is hardship that warrants the issuance of an exemption. So, I’ll just say, based on how you asked the question, we just categorically deny the assertion that we’re granting waivers to facilities that are not deserving.”Grassley urges the President to step in fix the issue, “They’re bullying the President of the United States…just like, if anybody thinks they can bully this president…he’s not easily bullied, I believe…but that’s what they’re trying to do…and they’re not going to give up.”Meanwhile, U.S. corn farmers continue to suffer from a decline in ethanol production. A recent analysis by economists at the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute shows that the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and nearly $20 billion in sales revenue over the next six years if the U.S. EPA continues its current practice of exempting dozens of small refiners from their blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The War of Words over Waivers Continues Previous articleTrade, Disaster Aid, Coming to Farmers QuicklyNext articleMeat Industry Needs USMCA and Japan Deals Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 24, 2019 last_img read more

Bean Sprouts Cafe Moves Into Kidspace with Healthy, Funny Fare

first_imgCommunity News Bean Sprouts Cafe Moves Into Kidspace with Healthy, Funny Fare From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 4, 2019 | 11:54 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena New arrival Bean Sprouts Café will make sure the food options for your trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum are healthy and inviting ones.Bean Sprouts, described by the museum as “a hip and healthy concept where families participate in a playful eating experience,” opened Feb. 3.“Kidspace is proud to launch this new partnership with a café onsite that aligns with our values of healthy living and playful, family experiences,” said Kidspace Chief Executive Officer, Michael Shanklin.The idea is to give kids the information to make healthy choices and an “Immaginables” menu that makes those choices more inviting.For example, a grilled cheese sandwich cut into a monster’s face and re-dubbed Grilledzilla, or an avocado-hummus veggie dipper, shaped like a crocodile known as the Crocamole.Your child will be so busy charting the destruction of Crocamole’s face they won’t even notice they’re eating chickpeas.Bean Sprouts was founded by Shannon “Peacasso” Seip and Kelly “Pea Brain” Parthen with a company philosophy to make healthy food fun for children and delight their parents with a happier mealtime.Peacasso and Pea Brain have climbed to the top of the beanstalk, having shared their approach with former First Lady Michelle Obama and with mass audiences from platforms such as “Good Morning America” and “Parents” magazine.Said Pea Brain: “Kidspace has BEAN on our radar for quite some time as my own children adore this museum and have made many trips up the Raindrop Climber. Kidspace is so aligned with Bean Sprouts’ HIPP (health, innovation, positivity, and playfulness) core values, so we know it will be a fruitful (and veggie-ful) partnership!”Kidspace Children’s Museum is located at 480 North Arroyo Boulevard, in Brookside Park, Pasadena. Admission is $14 for all ages. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Subscribe Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Freshman spotlights ND community on blog

first_imgEvery person at Notre Dame has his or her own story, and one freshman is trying to tell as many of them as possible on her new blog.  Freshman Laura Gruszka lives in Cavanaugh Hall and operates the recently established blog, “I Am Notre Dame.” Gruszka officially launched the blog on Nov. 21 and said the page already has over 4,000 views, more than she ever imagined.  The blog seeks to tell the story of people within the Notre Dame community, whether the subject is a student, faculty member, fan or has some other connection to the University, no matter how small.  The blog’s “Our Goal” section says, “Notre Dame is more than just a campus. More than just a college. More than just a university. People who pass through campus even once (or never have the chance) find themselves irrevocably entwined into the ‘Notre Dame family,’ a community of people that spans generations, continents, genders, orientations, creeds and colors.” Gruszka said she was inspired by a similar blog, “Humans of New York,” which features short posts about people in New York City with accompanying pictures.  “I saw the blog Humans of New York and I was fascinated. Seeing that made me realize there was more to the world than my own little bubble,” Gruszka said. “And when I came [to Notre Dame] I realized how connected everyone is and how special this place is.” Gruszka, who is originally from Valparaiso, Ind., said she does not restrict the blog to students and faculty of Notre Dame.  “It’s not limited to just the students. Even the people of South Bend who aren’t a part of the University are still affected by it and have a story,” Gruszka said.  Gruszka plays percussion for the Notre Dame band and said her friends in the band opened her eyes to the diversity of the University. “There’s more diversity here than there was at my high school, and meeting all the people on drum line made me realize just how special Notre Dame is,” Gruszka said. Gruszka said she will interview “basically anyone” for the blog, but she needs to be brave enough to approach someone she thinks is interesting. Gruszka said people have been “crazy willing” to talk to her for the blog. “That’s just the Notre Dame family, I guess. When I ask people if they have a minute to talk, they always say ‘yeah,’” Gruszka said.  Gruszka said she is grateful for the support and encouragement she has received from friends and strangers alike. “I am so humbled and grateful that I just don’t know what to say,” Gruszka said. “Everyone has just been very supportive.” Gruska said she plans to keep the blog active throughout her time at Notre Dame, but does not yet know what she will do if the blog is still fruitful at the end of her senior year. “I though it would be cool to keep it running through my four years as a testament to my time at Notre Dame,” Gruszka said. “If it lasts until senior year, I’ll figure out what to do with it then.” Gruszka said she tries to keep herself out of the blog and simply let people tell their own stories.  “It’s not about me. I want it to be about the people of Notre Dame and I am the vehicle for them,” Guszka said. “I try to keep myself out of it as much as possible.”  Contact Jack Rooney at [email protected]last_img read more

Kentucky Basketball: Potential No. 1 Pick Karl-Anthony Towns Fulfilling “Childhood Dream” Of Appearing On Sport Science

first_imgSportsScience basketball floor with logo.IG/karltownsLater this month, Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns may be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. We have to imagine that is some serious dream fulfillment for him. Before that happens, Towns will have another dream come true—he is set to appear on ESPN’s Sport Science, based on a recent Instagram post.We’re just going to go ahead and say it: this makes us feel VERY old. Sport Science began in 2007, and didn’t come to ESPN until 2010, when Towns was just 14 years old. Sorry for making this too real.last_img read more

Video: Michigan Football Releases Cool “The Block M” Hype Video, “Most Recognizable Logo In All Of Sports”

first_imgThe Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: The Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)It’s football time now. They’re very excited about that in Ann Arbor, Mich. Teams are beginning fall camp and we’re now less than a month away from the start of the season, when Michigan takes on Utah on Thursday, Sept. 3. In honor of the season coming up, the Wolverines have released a cool hype video about the Block M logo. “It’s the most recognizable logo in all of sports,” they say. The Block M. Enough said. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/As8eN4OIKi— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) August 4, 2015We’re not quite sure if it’s the “most recognizable logo” in the sports world, but it is a pretty sweet logo.last_img read more

Stars Join Video Challenge Honoring National Child Awareness Month

first_imgMario Lopez, Marie Osmond, and Tony Hawk, were some of the first to enter videos to win over $65,000 for children’s charities in the first National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Talent Challenge on Indi.com, established by the Festival of Children Foundation.Celebrities kicked off the Challenge, which concludes on September 30, 2016; they hope to inspire their fans and the public to support children’s charities by entering their own videos to the Challenge.Participants can support their favorite children’s charity by uploading a one-minute or less video of a “talent” to Indi.com/ncamchallenge showcasing something silly, or a talent such as singing, dancing, comedy routine, magic, impersonation, or a sports trick. In the video, participants should state which charity he/she supports and challenge at least two other people to respond to his/her challenge. Then, they should promote their entries on social media, where likes and shares of their videos earn “Buzz Points” on Indi.com, the global video platform hosting the NCAM Challenge. The children’s charity with the most Buzz Points at the end of the Challenge will receive $50,000 from the Festival of Children Foundation.“Everyone is encouraged to participate in this fun, easy challenge and give their favorite children’s charity the opportunity to win,” says Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, founder and executive director of the Festival of Children Foundation. Besides the top prize of $50,000, a second place prize of $5,000 will be awarded and a third place prize of $2,500. A Founder’s Pick of $5,000 will be awarded along with a NCAM Youth Ambassador’s Pick of $5,000. The charity with the most “buzz” generated by videos submitted in September will earn $5,000!“We have commemorated National Child Awareness Month for the past 8 years by spreading awareness of children’s issues throughout the country through our network of 450 member organizations,” noted Segerstrom Daniels. “Through grants of over $200,000 to Youth Ambassadors from all 50 states, we have mobilized more than 14,000 youth volunteers and have impacted more than 700,000 individuals. We anticipate that the NCAM Talent Challenge will build strong recognition for the need to focus on children’s issues and motivating many more people to get involved,” according to Segerstrom Daniels who has been instrumental in getting the U.S. Congress to designate September as National Child Awareness Month. “Our goal is to see that National Child Awareness Month focuses the attention of our nation on the most critical issues facing children today.”National Child Awareness Month is making a significant impact on many children’s charities across America. Through Festival of Children Foundation’s national platform, there is renewed energy and focus on children’s issues, and action is being taken to make a difference in those lives, one child at a time.last_img read more

Retired IPS officer’s identity proof used by drug peddlers in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: A retired senior IPS officer, who had earlier been posted as police chief in Ghaziabad district, has been forged by some unidentified persons as they used his Aadhar card for shipping drugs to USA.Subhash Chandra Gupta, the retired IPS officer and a resident of Sector 9 in Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad, said that he had received an envelope containing drugs which got returned to his address on being un-delivered in USA.”I had received an undelivered envelope by the name of my father KM Gupta, as sender, enclosing with some tablets and a photo copy of my Aadhar card. My father is no more with us while I am also totally unaware with the packet,” said Gupta. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Upon asking one of my friends, who is also a doctor, he told me that these tablets are under as drugs while the envelope was returned at my address on getting undelivered in USA, as it mentioned my identity proof,” added Gupta. The officer further said that he has no clue as who has misused his identity proof while the mobile number mentioned on the envelope was also never linked with him or any of his family members. “I was shocked to see the envelope and how my identity proof went into the hands of some unknown persons who used it for peddling drugs abroad. We also tried the mobile number written on the envelope which went invalid while as when we searched it on true caller, it flashed name of some Priya Durgapal from Jammu and Kashmir,” added Gupta. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile police official said that they have registered a case into the matter and investigations are on. “Based on the complaint received, a case under Indian Penal code (IPC) section 420 (cheating and dishonestly including delivery of property) has been registered against unidentified persons. This is a rare case and it’s a matter of investigation as how the identity proof went into the wrong hands.” “We will try and trace the source of these drugs while further probe is on,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of police (city), Ghaziabad. Gupta has served the Ghaziabad district as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in year 1997 and was retired at IG rank from Uttar Pradesh police in 2008.last_img read more

CCTV cameras helped crack 103 cases in three months

first_imgNew Delhi: The city-wide closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) surveillance has helped the police to solve 103 criminal cases in three months.Sources said that 88 cases were solved with the help of the cameras installed under Nigehban scheme of city police whereas in 15 cases government cameras proved helpful for the investigators. In two districts of Delhi Police, 20 and 10 cases were solved with the help of private cameras whereas in other districts 9, 3, 2, 9, 2, 1, 9, 1, 3, 7, 3, 9 cases were worked out with the help of third eyes (private cameras). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice said that the “third eye” is an excellent aid to police investigations and efforts are on to add more CCTV cameras with recording facilities all over the city. Last year, a theft case of Rs 8 lakh in West Delhi’s showroom was solved with the help of the Nigehban camera. In another case, a gang of six burglars who were caught dancing on CCTV camera footage before committing robbery in north Delhi’s Lahori Gate area have been arrested. “Under this scheme, Delhi Police has surveyed all important locations of the city and drawn a list of sensitive areas which require CCTV monitoring. Individuals are being motivated to install CCTV by pooling their resources,” police said. During the year 2018, the scheme was further carried on successfully and the number of CCTV cameras under this scheme has risen to 2,23,652 so far. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsCurrently, Delhi is being guarded by more than two lakh private cameras and also over 16,000 government installed cameras. In which 9,147 CCTV cameras are integrated with police monitoring network. This year itself 322 government and 1,315 cameras under Nigehban were repaired. Sources said that 11,374 new cameras are likely to be installed in the city till June. Sources further said that 9650 private cameras and more than 1500 government cameras might be installed. “The highest number of cameras will be installed in Shahdara police district which will be more than 4,000 whereas one another district will get 1600 cameras. Rest other districts will get more than 6,000 cameras,” sources said.last_img read more

Sunny Side Up

first_imgYou have worked for seven years in the industry. What were your perceptions about the Hindi film industry before you became a part of it, and how much has it changed over the years? My perceptions about the film industry were in line with the picture that my parents had painted for me. We saw a girl wearing a mini-skirt in the movies, but I was not allowed to wear a mini-skirt. When you are entering a new entertainment industry, it is always very, very different. It is completely different from your perception of what it is actually going to be like. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerI also think that people’s perception of me is not always correct and my perceptions, obviously, were not correct either. I thought everybody was going to hate me and I would not be able to work here. I thought I would work here for a couple of weeks and then fly back to the US. But I am still here! (Laughs) Your last film, Tera Intezaar, released in 2017. Was it a deliberate decision to stay away from films in the last two years because you wanted to concentrate on your digital project, Karenjit Kaur? Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upWell, that did take up a lot of time and energy. It was not something that was done on purpose; it just happened that way. I also came up with my cosmetic line. There are so many other things that Daniel (Weber) and I do, that my team does, other than films. After the last few films, Daniel and I thought let us stop for a second and evaluate some of the wrong decisions we may have taken. We only have each other; we have no one else helping us and the options out there are not always as vast for us as they may be for someone who comes from a film background or for someone who is really amazing at being a social butterfly (Laughs). They are so social and good at meeting people! I am not that person. I try to be but I fail at it miserably. I have a few films that are going to come out this year, for which I will start shooting. So, we will see how it goes! What made you think you were going wrong somewhere? The box office numbers! It is very simple. I am a numbers person; I always have been. When certain things were not working out, I wanted to look at why they were not. I believe that most actors know if their films are going to work. It’s a feeling you get. We had no idea what was going wrong. Like I said, I have no one who could tell me about the person I should be going to. There are times when people say they are going to do something but they deliver something completely different. What I read on paper and what I then see as a film are very different from each other. That is something I cannot control. As a person, as a human being and as an actor, I have to believe that the people I am working with have the same intentions as I do, the same goals that I want to achieve, and have genuine intentions to make something amazing. I am not the producer; I am the actor that you have hired, who believes that a story is nice when read on paper before someone gives an elaborate, detailed narration. Sometimes, a narration is completely different from the story that I read (Chuckles). This is fair enough because some people are great storytellers but that does not always necessarily translate into something that looks good as a film. So you have experienced a sad Friday? I have had many. If nothing else, I have learnt so much from some of my choices of films but, more than anything else, what has come from the good and the bad or the sad Friday and a happy Friday, is so much more. Between all the businesses and things that Daniel and I have our hands in, there have been so many positive things that I can say. There have been many more good Fridays than sad ones. (Smiles). So, coming to Karenjit Kaur, was it emotionally taxing to bring your personal story out into the public domain? Oh, absolutely! It was not easy. But when I read it on paper, I felt it would not be all that tough. All stories that are in both these seasons are real stories. Those are real things and situations. In a lot of different places, we have real dialogue. Those were the things that my family actually had said to me or I had said to them or conversations with my brother and friends. There are a lot of those conversations in the film that are real. I am not saying all of them are real but what I am saying is there are sections that stayed pretty much the same. Yes, it was extremely difficult. It was hard. It wasn’t fun. It took me a long time to snap out of it and not be depressed and sad. In between all that, I had three kids and, as a mother, you cannot be sad, upset or depressed around your kids. You cannot harbour feelings like that, especially when you are in front of them. There are times when all you want to do is crawl into a corner and cry at the end of the day. So, yeah, it was emotionally very draining.last_img read more