Corn Growers ask White House to “Think Again”

first_imgClick here to read the letter. Home Energy Corn Growers ask White House to “Think Again” “The question comes down to whether we want to rely more on foreign oil, or more on clean, renewable American made biofuels,” said the authors of the letter. “We urge you to reconsider the EPA proposal and the methodology for reducing the volumes — and allow the commonsense, bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard to continue working as intended to create American jobs, promote American innovation, cut our reliance on foreign oil, and reduce harmful carbon pollution.” SHARE Corn Growers ask White House to “Think Again” By Gary Truitt – May 8, 2014 The letter notes that the impact of the Administration’s proposal would increase carbon pollution by an estimated 28.2 million metric tons in 2014 alone – which is equivalent to building 7 new coal-fired power plants or cancelling every wind farm project currently under construction in the Unites States. SHARE Facebook Twitter The companies and organizations write that the Administration’s proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuel in gasoline and diesel would “make us more oil dependent, effectively gut the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard, strand billions of dollars in private investment, and send emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants sharply higher.” Previous articleNew Record Distillers Grains ExportsNext articleStudy Shows Consumer Confusion Regarding Antibiotic Resistance Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter In a letter to President Obama today, the National Corn Growers Association and others urge the Administration to rethink its proposal to weaken the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard – a proposal that is at odds with the National Climate Assessment the White House released earlier this week. In addition to NCGA, the letter is signed by Abengoa Bioenergy, the Advanced Ethanol Council, the Biotechnology Industry Association, DuPont, DSM, Growth Energy, Novozymes, the Renewable Fuels Association, and POET.last_img read more

These 10 Moments from Hamilton’s America Blew Us Away

first_img We’ve been waiting for it! Hamilton’s America, the highly anticipated documentary chronicling the making of Broadway hot ticket Hamilton, aired on PBS on October 21, and Hamil-fans are talking about it non-stop. (Still haven’t seen it? Watch and play #Ham4Bingo here!) What began as an idea for a mixtape became the toast of the Great White Way, the hip-hop industry and beyond; there were so many touching, revealing and even silly moments during Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Ham fam’s journey to Broadway, but here are 10 that blew us away!1. LMM Writing in Burr’s BedroomSomeone must have known Miranda’s Ham-jams were going to lead to something truly revolutionary if he got permission to write in Aaron Burr’s crib. Hamilton’s America director and producer (and Miranda’s college roommate) Alex Horwitz captures the master at work.2. Nas Drops Serious Hip-Hop KnowledgeWatching LMM geek out over his own idols is the best. He does so in a sit-down with hip-hop legend Nas. “In hip-hop, no one can tell you you’re wrong—unless the rhymes are whack,” Nas said. “But no one can tell you you’re wrong. It’s your truth.” Preach, Nas, preach.3. A Sit-Down with Sondheim and WeidmanOur turn to geek out: Miranda interviews Assassins and Pacific Overtures duo Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, and we’re still recovering. The titanic theater trio discusses grappling with putting decades of history on stage in a way that gets audiences on their feet.4. Ham Cabinet MeetingTalk about the room where it happens! We’ve always wanted to be a fly on the wall in a think-tank sesh with LMM, music jack-of-all-trades Alex Lacamoire and director Thomas Kail. They hang around the piano at Lac’s house, discussing “The Story of Tonight” (of course).5. “Thomas Jefferson SUCKS.”Yeah, he said it. Each cast member delves into the ethics of the character(s) they are playing. Daveed Diggs puts Jefferson bluntly: “He can have written this incredible document with things that we all believe in. And he sucks! Those are both true.”6. Chris Jackson’s Mount Vernon VisitOne of the most powerful moments occurs when Christopher Jackson visits the slave quarters at George Washington’s home. “From the moment I knew I was going to be playing him, that was the first thing that came to my mind: the reality of the fact that he owned people,” Jackson says.7. “Hamilton Was an Asshole!”Miranda has had ample opportunity to discuss Hamilton’s delightful and dastardly qualities. However, historian Joanne Freeman has a frank take on him and (according to LMM himself) the best line in the entire documentary: “He was an arrogant, irritating asshole!”8. President Obama Being a Hamil-fanMr. Prez nods along to LMM’s Hamilton rhymes during the White House performances (both in 2009 and 2016). There’s ample footage from both. Good luck trying not to tear up at the shot of President Obama while Christopher Jackson sings, “One Last Time.”9. Leslie Odom Jr. and LMM’s “Duel”Nowadays, feuds can happen as quickly as someone can type out 140 characters on Twitter. LOJ and LMM head to the Museum of American Finance to take a peek at some artifacts surrounding Hamilton and Burr’s duel, including their lengthy correspondence and the pistols.10. “We’re Going to Broadway!”Hamilton opened off-Broadway at The Public on February 17, 2015, and as Miranda puts it: “Everybody freaked out.” What follows that opening is a hype montage that ends with producer Jeffrey Seller telling the company, “We’re going to Broadway.” The rest is history, wonderfully captured by Hamilton’s America. View Comments Photo: Caitlin McNaney & PBSlast_img read more

Man arrested on allegations of robbery and multiple drug charges

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Last Saturday, Greensburg Police Officers were dispatched to the area of North Michigan and West Walnut Streets for an alleged robbery that had occurred. When officers arrived on the scene and began speaking with the victim, he stated that he was robbed of money by another male.Officers then began investigating the allegations that were made.A short time later during the investigation officers located the suspect, who was identified as Ellis Martinez, 48, of Greensburg, and took him into custody. Martinez was transported to the Decatur County Jail and charged on allegations of Robbery, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, and Battery.last_img

Allardyce wants more after break

first_img Allardyce continued: “There was one spell when we won six, drew three and only lost one, we would have all loved to repeat that, but it has not been quite within our capabilities. “The reasons why are clear in my mind. Some of the players that were top drawer when they joined us for the first time this season have found the pace of the Premier League a little tougher going, while injuries are a big factor again. “We have won without Winston Reid, James Tomkins, Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia – you tell me anybody else that has four regular players missing that would have got results?” After the international break West Ham will head to bottom club Leicester and Allardyce is targeting a record points haul since their promotion back to the Premier League. “We still have more of the teams below us to play than the teams above us and if we continue how well we have done, not losing, we will pick up a good few points,” he said. “Hopefully we will finish a bit stronger and come back with a bit of a bang.” Allardyce remains relaxed over his contract, but cannot stop speculation linking him with the summer vacancy at Sunderland. “I am doing what I did here in year two, my contract was running out then, we overachieved that year,” the 60-year-old said. “At the end of the season we will look at the squad and say ‘it is capable of this, but not able to sustain that’. “We have got more players that when we get players in, which everybody has to do to grow and get better, they are better than what we have got to make sure we can sustain the growth we are achieving at this moment in time.” Press Association West Ham recorded their first Premier League victory since January 18 when a late goal from Diafra Sakho gave them a 1-0 win over Sunderland at Upton Park, in what was head coach Dick Advocaat’s first match in charge. Allardyce hopes the squad can regroup after the international break to push on and secure a positive ending to the campaign. “Everybody’s expectation grows, mine did,” said Allardyce, who is out of contract in the summer. “We all expected we wouldn’t have as big a slip, not in our performances, but in points gained as we should have done, and it should have been an awful lot more. “When you are in the dizzy heights of fourth at Christmas you have got to try to maintain that and we haven’t been able to. “If we were carrying on the way we were, then on our points total per games, we were going to finish in the top four, although we probably knew that was not going to carry on. “Some of our best performances have come when we have not won. “We would have had accolades still had we held on to victory against Manchester United and Tottenham, still been eulogising about our season because then we would have beaten Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City, while only to lost Everton and Crystal Palace below us, so that is how good this season has been.” The Irons were left dreaming of a sustained challenge for European qualification following a superb opening 10 Barclays Premier League games, which included wins over both Liverpool and Manchester City, to leave them as high as fourth place. However, since the turn of the year, a bad run of injuries coupled with a some frustrating results, such as conceding late equalisers to both Manchester United and Tottenham, saw them slip down the table. Sam Allardyce accepts everyone’s expectations grew following West Ham’s impressive start – including his own, but maintains his team can still make the most of a positive season. last_img read more

Cricket News Well played sir, may you coach more wherever you are: Tendulkar pays tribute to Achrekar

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: “Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of (Ramakant) Achrekar sir,” said iconic former batsman Sachin Tendulkar as he paid an emotional tribute to his childhood coach who passed away Wednesday. Achrekar, 87, died in Mumbai due to old age-related ailments. “Like many of his students, I learnt my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance,” said the Dronacharya awardee’s most famous ward, in a statement.“His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on,” he added. Tendulkar, unarguably the greatest batsman in modern cricket, was coached by Achrekar at the Shivaji Park in Mumbai’s Dadar as a child.The iconic cricketer, who is now retired, has been quite vocal about the coach’s contribution in shaping him. As a player, Achrekar competed in just one first-class match but was instrumental in moulding Tendulkar as a child, often driving him to stadiums on his scooter.Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar dies in Mumbai aged 86“Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and spent some time together. We shared a laugh as we remembered the old times,” he said.“Achrekar sir taught us the virtues of playing straight and living straight. Thank you for making us a part of your life and enriching us with your coaching manual.“Well played Sir and may you coach more wherever you are,” he signed off.last_img read more