World weighs nuclear power amid concerns

first_imgTuesday 15 March 2011 10:05 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ World weighs nuclear power amid concerns KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm THE PROSPECT of a nuclear-free Europe was raised yesterday, after the EU official in charge of energy said stress tests needed to be undertaken. The development marks a dramatic turnaround for the European Union, whose member states have been at the forefront of a nuclear energy revival.Yet the unravelling nuclear crisis in Japan has highlighted how quickly events can run out of control, and not only after an earthquake.European ministers and diplomats agreed that the continent’s 143 nuclear power plants must be put through stress tests, following a high-level emergency meeting. EU energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said: “This a reassessment of all potential risks in the wake of what has happened in Japan – earthquakes, tsunamis, terror attacks… hazards including power cuts.”He added: “We must also raise the question — if we in Europe, in the foreseeable future, can secure our energy needs without nuclear energy,”In the heat of the crisis yesterday, the German government ordered the suspension of operations at all seven of its pre-1980 nuclear plants.However, the nuclear industry body Foratom warned against “knee-jerk” reactions, and other supporters of nuclear power pointed out that Europe is much less geologically active than Japan.But critics countered that other threats, such as terrorism, could cut a reactor’s power supply – with similar consequences.Meanwhile in the United States, President Barack Obama’s administration pressed ahead with plans for new nuclear power plants, despite the crisis in Japan.Energy secretary Steven Chu said lessons could be learned from Japan but that it was not a reason to delay expansion in the US.“I think those things can proceed,” he said.President Obama has given his backing to building more nuclear power plants to meet US energy needs, fight climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.His budget requests up to $36bn (£22.4bn) for loan guarantees to help build new nuclear reactors. Nuclear energy currently provides about 20 per cent of the country’s electricity and that nuclear energy production results in virtually zero emissions. Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

PAINFUL TRANSITION FOR HOUSING MARKET

first_img BRITAIN’S housing market is undergoing a “painful transition” in adapting to weaker credit conditions, Bank of England rate-setter David Miles said yesterday. Demand for housing is lagging following the end of “unsustainable” levels of mortgage debt availability, Miles said. Speaking at the Home Builders Federation conference, Miles said that first-time buyers would adapt to save more for deposits, although this “may take some years.” KCS-content PAINFUL TRANSITION FOR HOUSING MARKET Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Thursday 31 March 2011 7:20 pm whatsapplast_img read more

National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2015 Presentation

first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng)  2015 presentation Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Max Malins: How to vary kick-offs

first_img The England talisman explains the key rules for… TAGS: Saracens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Leigh Halfpenny: How to kick for goal Route planner: Max Malins has represented England at U18 and U20 level (Getty Images) “We probably do more lower, contestable kicks towards either touchline. When you go low and flat, the opposition often don’t have time to get their lifting pod in place and in a one-on-one contest I’d back our winger.“If the opposition have a man in the middle with no one around him – maybe they’ve left the hooker there – we would look to attack that area. We’d bring one of the backs closer to the ten to chase the ball and would expect them to win the ball in the air against a front-row.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Owen Farrell: How to kick out of hand Saracens’ Max Malins explains how to mix up your restarts All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett, the World Rugby…center_img Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Owen Farrell: How to kick out of hand The Wales full-back explains how to hit the… Expand Leigh Halfpenny: How to kick for goal Expand Patience“Patience is a big thing when it comes to getting height on kicks. On hard ground it’s easier because you want to allow the ball to bounce higher.“Wait and be patient with your leg swing so you connect with the ball higher, then you’ll get more height on the kick and give the chaser more time to get the ball or hit man and ball.”This article originally appeared in the May 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Collapse Max Malins: How to vary kick-offsMax Malins, the Saracens fly-half/full-back who is going on loan to Bristol for the 2020-21 season, talks through the different options teams can have at restarts…Options“We have about ten areas on the pitch we kick to at Saracens. We look at opposition set-ups and how they receive kick-offs to see where weaknesses are.“It also depends on the match situation: if you’re however many points up, you want to kick deep to their 22; if you’re down, you go short to get the ball back and attack.”Length“Good set-piece teams often deliberately go long because they know the opposition are likely to kick it out and you get a lineout around ten metres or halfway.“If you know a team doesn’t kick much off ten, put a kick down the middle around the 22. Their nine won’t want to box-kick from the middle of pitch, so they’ll have to work towards the edge to kick. That’s two or three phases for you to disrupt play.”Heightlast_img read more

Meeting John the Baptist in New Zealand

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service] One of the things I love about traveling is how being in a different place can trigger epiphanies that startle and challenge me. On a recent trip to New Zealand, for example, I was surprised to meet John the Baptist, who appeared to me in the form of a tattooed Maori man.I first saw Gazza on a ferry ride to an island where I would join a tour on the culture of the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Even among the hundred or so people who crowded the boat, this man was difficult to miss, for he was literally covered in tattoos. Every visible part of him had been inked with elaborate swirls and colored patterns, including his face and shaved head. He was also muscular and stocky, a man you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.So it was a surprise when we reached the island and I learned that the Tattooed Man was not only part of our group tour with TIME Unlimited — he was one of our guides. And in speaking to him, I found that he was not frightening at all. In fact, he is a gentle and deeply spiritual man.It turns out that the tattoos I had seen as bizarre and frightening were in fact the result of a religious vision. Gazza said that four years ago he had been visited by an eagle in the night, a bird so huge that it filled his bedroom. The eagle came back to him five nights in a row, until finally Gazza gave in. He knew what he was being called to do, because at 20 years of age he had received an earlier vision, one that had showed him the tattoos that would one day cover his head. “I held out as long as I could,” he said.Symbolic moko (tattoos) have long had an honored place in Maori culture. PHOTO/Lori EricksonGazza went to a tattoo artist and had his face, lips, and head marked with elaborate designs, which in the Maori language are known as “ta moko.” In doing so, he was following a long Maori tradition, for tattooing has been a valued part of that culture for many centuries. And because the head is considered to be the most sacred part of the body, to wear tattoos on the face is the ultimate statement of one’s Maori identity.As Gazza told his story, I became more and more fascinated. He explained the symbolism of his markings, describing how one arm told the story of his mother’s lineage and the other that of his father, and how his facial tattoos were patterned after those of Maori warriors of the past and how they symbolized the flow of the spirit from the sky to his mind and out through his mouth. He told how he is employed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to teach Maori culture in Aukland schools, and how he mentors Maori adolescents in the criminal justice system.As he spoke, I realized that Gazza is an evangelist for his tradition. And I thought of another evangelist, John the Baptist, who also startled people with his wild and unconventional appearance. Both Gazza and John the Baptist remind us that following the path of the spirit sets us apart from others. We may be judged — and misjudged — as a result of the marks we bear.Back home in the U.S., I find my thoughts returning surprisingly often to my encounter with Gazza. Like many Episcopalians, I hesitate at proclaiming my faith too openly. We shy Anglicans feel that evangelism is best done discreetly, so as not to run the risk of making anyone uncomfortable.I want to remember the example of Gazza, this man who proclaims his Maori identity to the world so boldly, unafraid of how people will judge him. And I ask myself this question: how would I react if an eagle showed up in my bedroom one night, asking me to proclaim my Christian faith in this way?— Lori Erickson writes about inner and outer journeys at http://www.spiritualtravels.info/. She serves as a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Meeting John the Baptist in New Zealand Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Lori EricksonPosted Jan 6, 2012 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs last_img read more

Anglican Communion secretary general discusses Indonesian religious liberty

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion secretary general discusses Indonesian religious liberty Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has raised the issue of religious freedom during discussions with officials from the Indonesian government. Idowu-Fearon met professor Din Syamsuddin, the special envoy for Interfaith & Inter-civilization Dialogue & Cooperation for Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and diplomats from Indonesia’s London embassy, for talks at Lambeth Palace this week. They discussed a range of topics, from freedoms for Christians in Indonesia, to the nature of the Anglican Communion.Read the entire article here. Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Dec 19, 2017 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

Tiny houses to be featured at design showcase

first_img Tiny house fans will get a chance to see the finishing touches being made on  three tiny houses this week when the largest international tile & stone exhibition in North America comes to Central Florida.Leading designers and contractors will share their creative talent and install tile in tiny houses on the show floor of the 8th annual Coverings Installation Design Showcase at the Orange County Convention Center.The live-action demonstration and exhibit will feature three tiny houses being installed with tile over the course of the show by master installers, incorporating material from industry-leading tile and stone manufacturers. Coverings returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from April 4-7, 2017.“Tiny houses are still considered recreational vehicles,” says Robin Butler, president of the National Organization of Alternative Housing (NOAH). “However they are being built to construction standards of homes not only with good windows and insulation but interior finishes and creative designs and use of space. It’s good to see the tiny house movement going mainstream in the construction industry and conventions.”“Many builders construct a quality product,” Butler added. “NOAH-certified tiny houses have had third-party inspections performed at strategic stages of construction. The tiny house owner, the municipality, the insurance company and the lender are assured of the quality that went into that particular home.”Apopka-based NOAH provides tiny house inspection and certification services. They are a client of the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka.Adam Money, developer of Orlando Lakefront at College Park   advised he plans to incorporate the tiny houses into a Lakefront Bed & Breakfast. The three houses will be enjoyed by guests for years to come.“Tile is incredibly versatile, and we’re delighted to help promote the material as something that can cover the floor—and all four walls—of a residential space,” advised Money. “We think that even in a tiny home, Coverings attendees will see expansive opportunities for tile and stone.”Design teams led by principles from The Georgia Pear Interiors, Kim Lewis Designs, and bluetreehome will be paired with installers who hold Five Star Recognition from the National Tile Contractors Association and certification from the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation to bring each design to life. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSNational Organization of Alternative HousingTiny Houses Previous articlePreserving and revitalizing neighborhoods in three easy stepsNext articleFaith communities provide hope for the homeless Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Brilliant kick pass from Matty James puts winger in for great Stade Montois try

first_imgWednesday Apr 20, 2016 Brilliant kick pass from Matty James puts winger in for great Stade Montois try Stade Montois scored this excellent try in their 27-19 Pro D2 win over Albi at the weekend, with Vilikisa Salawa crossing the whitewash after an outstanding bit of play from flyhalf Matty James.After making an excellent break from his 22, the Kiwi flyhalf realised that he couldn’t make the pass to his supporting winger. So he kicked it. Fijian Salakawa did the rest and it resulted in a great try.The kick pass is obviously a difficult skill to execute, especially at top speed, but when done effectively you can see just how well it can work. It’s like a legal forward pass! Well played, Matty.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Lloyds Banking Group raises £3 million for British Heart Foundation

first_imgLloyds Banking Group raises £3 million for British Heart Foundation Howard Lake | 9 January 2011 | News The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Charity of the Year partnership with Lloyds Banking Group has raised over £3 million, beating its original target by £1 million.The partnership began in July 2008 following a staff vote, with an initial fundraising target of £2 million. This would be used to fund 15 BHF Heart Nurses. The partnership was subsequently extended to raise a further £1 million to fund 12 additional Heart Health Professionals.Lloyds Banking Group employees and customers have been raising money for the BHF by taking part in a variety of fundraising activities and events across the UK, including group-wide quizzes, fitness challenges, sponsored events, in-branch collections and supporting the BHF’s national shop campaign ‘the BIG Donation’.Peter Hollins, Chief Executive at the BHF thanked Lloyds Banking Group staff and customers, saying: “Thousands of heart patients throughout the UK will be able to benefit from specialist nurse treatment thanks to their efforts. To achieve £3 million is astonishing and we are extremely grateful to have had their support over the last two and a half years.”www.bhf.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate  57 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Lt. Governor Choices get Initial Thumbs Up from Villwock

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 22, 2012 Home News Feed Lt. Governor Choices get Initial Thumbs Up from Villwock The Indiana number 2’s have been selected. Tuesday Democrat candidate for Governor John Gregg announced State Senator Vi Simpson (l) is his running mate. One day earlier Republican candidate Mike Pence chose State Representative Sue Ellspermann. (r)The next Lt. Governor will succeed Becky Skillman as the state’s Secretary of Agriculture. Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock told HAT Tuesday that both candidates have a great understanding of agriculture.“Indiana Farm Bureau has worked with both of these candidates during the tenure in the legislature and so we have a basic understanding with them where they stand, and we’re looking forward to hearing more of what their vision is for agriculture and how much importance it will play in their administrations.”At this point Villwock doesn’t see a downside to either candidate related to agriculture.“Vi Simpson has been in the senate for a long time and has been a leader there. Sue is relatively new but we had a few issues that we worked with her very closely on in the last legislative session. She was in the Farm Bureau office and we had a great discussion and she’s a great listener, so I’m encouraged by both and we’ll see where this all goes.”Sometimes Farm Bureau endorses a ticket, but Villwock said most of the time they don’t. That would only come about if there is a groundswell of support for an endorsement at the county level.“It takes two-thirds of our county presidents to ask for a meeting that we would have a discussion, and then it takes two-thirds of those who attend that meeting to endorse. So it’s kind of rare that we do that. We have attempted that in the past so we’ll just see how this all develops.”Villwock said any sort of movement toward an endorsement wouldn’t materialize until around the Indiana State Fair and IFB delegate session in August.Regardless of who the next Indiana agriculture leader is the past eight years is a hard act to follow.“Mitch Daniels and Becky Skillman have been really the true leaders in the country actually promoting agriculture. I’ve been with both of them at non-ag events where they always talk about agriculture being our largest industry in the state, how important it is to our economy, and we’ve been very blessed for these past eight years. Hopefully we’ll get that out of our next administration.”Ellspermann is from Ferdinand in Dubois County, and Simpson of Monroe County lives in Ellettsville.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Don-Villwock-on-LG-candidates.mp3|titles=Don Villwock on LG candidates]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Don-Villwock-on-LG-candidates.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Lt. Governor Choices get Initial Thumbs Up from Villwock Previous articleMonsanto Declare the Decade of the SoybeanNext articleClean Fuels Critical to National Security Andy Eubanklast_img read more