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Trump Unveils Steel and Aluminum Tariff Plan

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Trump Unveils Steel and Aluminum Tariff Plan Facebook Twitter Trump Unveils Steel and Aluminum Tariff Plan President Donald Trump Thursday unveiled his plan to impose 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and ten percent on aluminum. The plan includes provisional exceptions for Canada and Mexico. However, the tariffs could trigger a trade war between the U.S. and the European Union and China, among others. Despite a large pushback by U.S. industry and trading partners, Trump is forging ahead with the plan that will go into effect in 15 days. The EU plans to retaliate and a fight at the World Trade Organization is also possible.Agriculture and industry groups fear the retaliations will harm the U.S. export market, and the U.S. rural economy. Meanwhile, Republican Senator Jeff Flake is said to be introducing legislation to block the tariffs, part of what Politico calls a growing GOP effort to overrule the president on trade. A senior administration official says all countries impacted are “welcome to discuss” alternative ways to address the so-called national security concerns Trump is citing, implying nations can negotiate trade agreements with the U.S. to squash the tariffs. SHARE SHARE By NAFB News Service – Mar 8, 2018 Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 9, 2018Next articleUSDA Report Indicates Increased Corn Demand NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Spring Expected to See Increased Growth from Q1

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Spring Expected to See Increased Growth from Q1 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Following a slowdown in activity over the previous two quarters, Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group expects economic activity to pick up in the second quarter of this year, bolstered by increases in the housing sector, consumer spending, and business investment.Fannie Mae expects economic growth in the first quarter to come in around 2.0 percent, but thereafter, the economy should pick up. Economic growth for the year is expected at 2.7 percent, according to Fannie Mae.The housing market is expected to show a relatively strong performance, according to Fannie Mae’s chief economist, Doug Duncan, with housing starts increasing almost 20 percent to 1.1 million over the year.As foreclosure inventory declines, new home sales will pick up, Duncan said.Overall, “we continue to anticipate that the rise in house prices and mortgage rates will take a toll on home sales and homebuilding activity this year, although some modest gains are expected overall,” Duncan said.Fannie Mae anticipates a continued rise in mortgage rates over the year, with the 30-year fixed-rate ending the year at 4.6 percent.The median price for a new home in the first quarter should come to about $281,000, according to Fannie Mae’s outlook, while the median price for an existing home will be about $191,000.Mortgage originations will pick up in the second and third quarters of this year and then dip again in the fourth quarter, while the refinance share of the originations market will decline over the first three quarters of this year and end the year at about 36 percent, according to Fannie Mae.Rising home prices are increasing household wealth, although consumers are “still rebuilding their wealth following the crisis and perhaps taking on a more conservative consumption pattern,” according to Duncan.On the other hand, “[f]iscal and monetary policy jitters appear to have waned and the most recent employment numbers came in at reasonable levels,” he stated. March 21, 2014 695 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Economic Growth Fannie Mae Home Prices Outlook 2014-03-21 Krista Franks Brock in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Spring Expected to See Increased Growth from Q1 Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: New York Man Gets 9 Years for Mortgage Modification Scam Next: Has the Foreclosure Housing Market Improved?center_img Tagged with: Economic Growth Fannie Mae Home Prices Outlook Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more

David Seaman claims Aaron Ramsey is taking a backwards step by leaving Arsenal for Juventus

first_img Comment Aaron Ramsey will join Juventus in the summer (Getty Images)David Seaman believes that Aaron Ramsey has made the wrong decision to join Juventus by stating that they are a smaller club than Arsenal.The 28-year-old Wales international will bring his 11-year association with Arsenal to an end in June when he joins Juventus on a free transfer having reached a pre-contract agreement with the Serie A champions back in February.Arsenal had initially looked to tie Ramsey down to a new deal at the start of the season, however, they took the unprecedented step of rescinding their contract offer in September as Unai Emery was unsure whether he fit into his plans.AdvertisementAdvertisementSince then, Ramsey has been one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers, although he has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after sustaining a hamstring injury during their Europa League win over Napoli last month.ADVERTISEMENT David Seaman claims Aaron Ramsey is taking a backwards step by leaving Arsenal for Juventus Advertisement Juventus have been the dominant force in Italian football for the past eight seasons (Getty Images)Juventus were crowned Serie A champions for a record eighth successive time a couple of weeks ago, but despite that achievement, former Arsenal goalkeeper Seaman thinks that Ramsey is taking a backwards step by leaving the Emirates.Speaking on talkSPORT, Seaman said: ‘Arsenal will remember Aaron Ramsey with great fondness. He’s a great player and the most frustrating part about all this is he’s playing even better now, and he’s going to leave!‘It’s the same thing again, another great player is leaving our club to go to another club which is not really as big as Arsenal. For me, it’s so frustrating that they couldn’t do that deal.‘He’ll probably get voted player of the year.’Since joining Arsenal from Cardiff in 2008, Ramsey has made 369 appearances for the club, scoring 64 goals and winning three FA Cups.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 May 2019 11:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link134Shareslast_img read more

Gateway uses tricks, treats and

first_imgAnd the Tigers defensive unit, led by coordinator Ivan Hampton, has allowed just 57 points this season, which isn’t too bad either.The last two seasons Gateway has had McKeesport’s number, with the Gators winning 17-6 in ’07 and 31-27 last season, in a game that came down to a controversial call in the end.Coach Terry Smith heard the McKeesport talk of a payback and knew it would serve as a tremendous motivating force. These two teams have as much love for each other as Whoopi Goldberg has for Sarah Palin.“This is a rivalry game for us,” said Smith. “We want to beat McKeesport just as bad as they want to beat us. We prepared for two weeks for this game..In front of a capacity senior night crowd, Gateway beat McKeesport 35-14 at Weigle/Schaeffer Memorial Stadium.Early on, the game lived up to its billing. Gateway got on the board after capitalizing on a fumbled McKeesport punt. Orne Bey, who is related to Major Harris, scored from three years out, and the Gators led, 7-0. McKeesport immediately countered. Set up by a long kickoff return to the Gateway 38, the Tigers took six plays to find paydirt.Ty-Meer Brown quickly answered critics who claimed he was too one-dimensional and too dependent on his rushing ability. He hit Sam Gooden with a beautiful 20-yard touchdown pass and the score was tied.The defenses reigned supreme for much of the half after those initial scores, until Gateway started a drive from its own 7-yard line with 5:53 left in the first half. Then, the complexion of the game changed.Gateway took the ball 93 yards in 18 plays, and ran 5:38 of game clock while accumulating six first downs. Quarterback Rob Kalkstein capped the drive with a one-yard plunge with 15 seconds left in the half, and Gateway held a 14-7 lead.In the third quarter the Tigers must have developed a case of sleep apnea.The McKeesport defense allowed Bey to do his best Major Harris impersonation as he found a crease along the sideline and out sprinted the defenders for an apparent 80-yard touchdown. The play was called back because of a holding penalty.But while a handful of crusty ol’ referees took away his efforts, Bey’s hard work and dedication didn’t go unnoticed. He led all rushers with over 108 yards.Gateway pushed the margin to 21-7 when Brendon Felder, the North Carolina recruit, darted in from 10 yards out with 2:15 left in the third quarter.Kalkstein scored on a 13-yard run, and Gateway pushed the lead to 28-7.McKeesport fumbled the ensuing kickoff attempt and Gateway recovered. When Gateway sees McKeesport Tiger Red the Gators seem to turn into a group of charging bulls. Kalkstein hit a streaking Felder on a 35-yard record setting bomb down the visiting sideline to cap the Gators’ scoring.Kalkstein’s touchdown pass was the 64th of his career and he is the first WPIAL quarterback to throw 64 or more touchdown passes in his career. He is now tied for 13th place in state history with Forest Hills’ Brandon Bailey and Mount Carmel’s Marcus Wasilewski.Kalkstein’s also moved into fifth place on the WPIAL’s all-time passing yardage list with 5,800. Moving past West Allegheny’s Tyler Palko, Penn Hills’ Anthony Morelli and Seton-La Salle’s and Pitt star Bill Stull.A four-year starter, Kalkstein, whose nickname is the “Doctor,” is more surgeon than slinger, a ruthlessly efficient quarterback.“He’s our franchise,” said coach Terry Smith. “This is his team and this is a very talented football team. We have had 16 different players score touchdowns for us this season.”Gateway was “on-call” all night, rolling up 415 yards of offense and 24 first downs. The Gators ran for 231 yards and Kalkstein threw for another 184 on a 16-of-26 night.Darien Robinson, the Tigers’ leading rusher with more than 1,200 yards, was held to 58 yards on 14 carries. He capped the game’s scoring with a two-yard run with 4:08 left in the game. Brown completed 6-of-9 passes for 87 yards with a touchdown and an interception.Gateway seems to be the only team that has the blueprint for stopping McKeesport’s flexbone offense. “Every team has the same blue-print to stop the option,” said Smith. “But you to have the right builders. At Gateway we have the right builders.”“We we’re ready for this game and my son and some of the other seniors are taking it hard,” said Tim Brown, Ty-Meer’s fathers and a former WVU star. “We believe that we’ll see them again at Heinz Field.”In three of the last four years, the winner of McKeesport-Gateway has gone on to at least the WPIAL championship; in 2005, McKeesport went on to win the PIAA Quad-A championship.Gateway finished 9-0 overall and unbeaten in conference play for the third consecutive year and once more, Gateway is the alpha of the WPIAL. To win the war, it’s often said you have to win the battles and have a take-no-prisoners approach.Smith got a plan and he intends to implement it with ferocious dedication as he has in everything he’s done in his career up till now. It is that Holy Grail-like pursuit of the WPIAL title.If Gateway and McKeesport meet again in the WPIAL championship game, Smith’s players will be the one’s wearing their tool belts. NO REST—Gateway’s head coach Terry Smith congratulates his payers and staff on a great game against McKeesport. They now must prepare for the playoffs. The WPIAL couldn’t have scripted it better: Halloween weekend, the cage of Tiger Stadium, crisp fall temperatures and No. 1 Gateway versus No. 2 McKeesport in arguably the state’s biggest game of the season. How many times have you heard that the Quad-A is the king of all WPIAL football? A thousand times? Well, make it 1,001.The undefeated Gators, who entered the game having outscored their opponents 383-52 in eight games this season, have broken the 50-point barrier three times and scored 76 points in a week 8 victory over Connellsville.last_img read more

The Heroes Of River Ridge

first_imgFacebook28Tweet0Pin0By: Jasmine (High School Intern)They aren’t the stars of the basketball team. They aren’t on the honor roll. Yet, they exhibit the true heart and spirit of River Ridge. Everyday, they are eager to learn, achieve and expand their horizons. These students belong to the Special Ed program.“Being Special Ed is different then what everyone thinks, we are all equal,” Marissa Gutierrez, a senior at River Ridge said. Life Skills is a program offered at River Ridge to kids with learning disabilities, and other handicaps. “The students see someone with disabilities, and they get shy or maybe uncomfortable, but once you get to know them, they are great students,” said her teacher Mrs. Glover.They help keep the campus clean by volunteering to pick up trash, which most of them enjoy doing, such as Marissa Gutierrez and Justin Zahn. They also volunteer in the student store at lunch time and during CORE/Flex, which is a program that River Ridge uses to reward students with good grades; students with F’s are sent to a CORE class to do school work to improve their grades, whereas Flex is considered the reward with thirty minutes of free time. Many of these students use this time to pick up the trash within the school campus.“Their hard work and contribution to this school often go unnoticed to the average hawk eye, when really they are the heroes of our school,” said Sarah Jane Bracy, a student who attends River Ridge and has spoken with these students often. She was inspired by their hard work and dedication to the bettering of her high school.“I like helping out a lot because it’s my last year here,” said Gutierrez.Many of the students help others with tasks such as getting them lunch, or helping them to their next class. They enjoy taking trips to places like the farmers market, a Healings Heart Ranch, and many other places. These places give the class different ideas and ways they can help out River Ridge as well as give them a rewarding outing. Not only are they learning to give to the school, they are learning to give to the community.“Their willingness to help is inspirational,” Diana Soto, another student, said.The students also enjoy being a part of the main student body. Most of the Special Ed students are enrolled in regular classes to be with the rest of the student body. They have made a lot of lasting relationships with their fellow students.“Justin has swimming with me, and he is a lot of fun. We call him the ‘diving man’ because he does them every day off the board,” said Nate who has swimming class with one of the students in the Special Ed class.From all of the Hawks here at River Ridge, we thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to make this school a better place.last_img read more

Nelson joins the Minor Hockey Week celebrations

first_imgThe idea, believe it or not, to celebrate Minor Hockey with a weeklong string of events got its start in Trail during the late 1950s.Trail Director Charlie Maclean organized Canada’s first Minor Hockey Week at Cominco Arena in Trail, promoting it with the slogan: “Don’t SEND your boy to play hockey – TAKE him!”In 1958, Canadian Amateur Hockey Association thought so much of the Minor Hockey Week idea that it adopted the idea to celebrate the sport across Canada.last_img read more

Protecting coastline requires steady hand

first_imgThere is no question that California’s coast faces unprecedented challenges. Recent studies, including a comprehensive report from the Pews Ocean Commission, highlighted concerns such as overfishing, a growing population (eight of 10 state residents now live in coastal counties) and resource extraction. (California’s ban on offshore drilling will come under fire as pressures increase for new sources of oil.) These were among the many reasons the Legislature approved the 1999 state Marine Life Protection Act. The question now facing a state advisory group is how to implement the act on the coastline that stretches from southern San Mateo County to Point Arena. Specifically, the group will determine which areas of the local coastal waters should remain as is, which should be turned into reserves (where fishing could be prohibited) and which should be turned into conservation areas (where some commercial and recreational fishing will be allowed). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The challenge will be to develop a plan based on the best fisheries science available, while not destroying the livelihood of Californians who are dependent on the ocean economy. – Santa Rosa Press Democrat 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Top local athletes head to Santa Rosa

first_imgThe top talent in the Humboldt-Del Norte League will match up against some of the top talent from beyond the area at a pair of North Coast Section meets in Santa Rosa today.The top four from each event in the HDN will travel for the big meets, with the bigger schools competing at Santa Rosa High and the smaller schools traveling to Montgomery High for the Class A championships.At stake is a potential trip to the Meet of Champions in Berkeley next weekend, and from there a possible trip all …last_img read more

Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage The Howard trade is the first deal for new Hawks GM Travis Schlenk, who faces the difficult challenge of re-signing free-agent forward Paul Millsap.“It is extremely important for our organization that we maintain our flexibility and this trade helps us achieve that critical goal,” Schlenk said. “We appreciate the contributions that Dwight made on the court and in the greater Atlanta community this past season.”Howard, 31, is due to earn $23.5 million each of the next two seasons.Plumlee, 28, still has three years remaining on his contract at $12.5 million per season. Belinelli, 31, is set to earn $6.6 million in the final year of his deal.Michael Jordan’s Hornets have been attempting to land a star player for quite some time and Howard potentially gives them that if he can return to playing at a high level.Point guard Kemba Walker has developed into an All-Star, but Nicolas Batum struggled last season after being handed a $120 million, five-year contract — the largest ever given to a Hornets player.The trade also satisfies the Hornets’ search for a true center since losing Al Jefferson to free agency last summer. They had hoped that Roy Hibbert would fill the role of a rim protector, but injuries slowed him down and he was eventually traded to Milwaukee in a midseason deal that brought Plumlee to Charlotte.Plumlee wasn’t much of a contributor last season for Charlotte and he was beset by injuries.The Hornets traded away their first-round draft pick in 2016 to acquire Belinelli after losing Courtney Lee and Jeremy Lin in free agency. Belinelli played in 74 games last season and averaged 10.5 points per game on 42.9 percent shooting. What offseason? A week after Finals, the NBA in overdrive Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Howard, an eight-time All-Star and three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, will be playing for his third team in three seasons following a disappointing one-year return to his Atlanta hometown.“We are excited to add a player of Dwight’s stature to our roster,” Charlotte general manager Rich Cho said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He has been a very talented player, an elite rebounder and rim protector as well as a physical presence since the moment he entered the league. Howard’s best seasons came alongside coach Steve Clifford and we believe their familiarity will make an immediate impact for the Hornets this upcoming season.”Clifford was an assistant with Orlando and the Los Angeles Lakers during Howard’s stints with those teams. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Dwight Howard saw his homecoming to Atlanta cut short as he was dealt to the Charlotte Hornets. AFPATLANTA — Dwight Howard’s Atlanta homecoming was short-lived.The Hawks sent Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in the NBA draft to Charlotte for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick, getting the deal completed late Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT View comments What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ “I’m excited about working with Dwight again,” Clifford said. “He brings a defensive mindset, shot blocking ability and a level of physicality that will be a huge asset for us. We look forward to him continuing his career here in Charlotte.”Howard signed a three-year, $70.5 million deal with Atlanta and then sat out the fourth quarter in two of six playoff games in the Hawks’ first-round loss to Washington.Howard’s averages with the Hawks — 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds — were close to his production in his last of three seasons with Houston in 2015-16. Still, he finished the season unhappy about his diminished role in the playoffs, when he averaged eight points and 10.7 rebounds.“It was very difficult. I want to play,” Howard said after the season. “I want to be on the floor. I want to make an impact. You can’t do it on the bench.”The Hawks were eliminated in the first round for the first time since 2014. Following the season, coach Mike Budenholzer resigned his additional role as president of basketball operations and Wes Wilcox stepped down as general manager.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

10 months ago​Cardiff lodge bid for Nice midfielder Tameze

first_img​Cardiff lodge bid for Nice midfielder Tamezeby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff are preparing an offer for Adrien Tameze from Nice.The midfielder will cost roughly £8.5 million, with manager Neil Warnock a huge fan.The Frenchman has played 50 times for Nice.”I think we’ve almost agreed terms for one particular player,” said Warnock to reporters recently, with the assumption he is referring to Tameze.”There’s numerous players we’ve been linked with, the chairman (Mehmet Dalman) and Ken Choo (CEO) are talking to loads of players as far as I’m aware – second, third choices – to see who’s available.”But we’re not going to bring people in that aren’t better than what we’ve got. You’ve got to get the right ones in.”You look at some of the players we’re looking at and the figures are astronomical. I think it’s going to be one of those jobs again, late on in the window again where somebody decides to let somebody go.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more