Local Roundup: Arcata Tigers advance to H-DN title game with win over Fortuna Huskies

first_imgMcKinleyville >> Bailey Cherms and Faith Schneider-Reuter scored a goal apiece and Skaidra Pulley recorded 12 saves as the Arcata Tigers defeated the Fortuna Huskies 2-0 in the semifinal round of the inaugural Humboldt-Del Norte League Soccer Tournament on Thursday at McKinleyville High School.Schneider-Rueter scored on an assist from Audrey Shelton and also assisted on Cherms’ goal. Though the Tigers were outshot by the Huskies 12-10, Pulley stopped all shots she faced to keep a clean sheet. …last_img

Farm safety net loophole closed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with the direction and authority provided by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. The action closes a loophole where individuals who were not actively part of farm management still received payments.The changes apply to payments for 2016 and subsequent crop years for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs, Loan Deficiency Payments and Marketing Loan Gains realized via the Marketing Assistance Loan program. As required by Congress, the new rule does not apply to family farms, or change regulations related to contributions of land, capital, equipment or labor.For more details, producers are encouraged to consult their local Farm Service Agency office.last_img read more

NY14 Passive House Conference Announces Speakers

first_imgThe NY14 Passive House Conference opens on June 17 with an address by Diana Ãœrge-Vorsatz, a climate change scientist whose work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) helped the group to a shared Nobel Prize in 2007.Organizers of the one-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City said Ãœrge-Vorsatz will discuss several issues, including the role of building efficiency in reducing carbon emissions.The IPCC shared the 2007 prize with Al Gore for their collective efforts to increase public understanding of man-made climate change.A panel that includes Richard Leigh, director of research at Urban Green Council, and Passive House Academy founder Thomas O’Leary will discuss the relationship between efficiency and a green power grid in a session titled “The Energy Puzzle.”Organizers said other presentations would focus on particular building projects, including a multi-family apartment building in New York, a primary school and university buildings in London, dormitory housing in Ireland and a green city district in Brussels.Another session will discuss retrofit projects in New York.There are more details about the program in this post online.last_img read more

UPPSC Preliminary Exam 2014 admit cards available online

first_imgUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released admit cards for the UPPSC Preliminary Exam 2014.The exam for recruitment to Provincial Civil Services is scheduled for August 3 at exam centers across Uttar Pradesh.Candidates can download the admit cards by submitting their registration numbers and other details on the below mentioned link: http://uppsc.up.nic.inCandidates need to produce a valid ID proof along with admit card. PAPER – IGeneral Studies-I (200 marks) Duration: Two hoursCurrent events of national and international importance.History of India and Indian national movement.Indian and world geography – physical, social and economic geography of India and the world.Indian polity and governance – Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, public policy, rights etc.Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc.General Issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change that do not require subject specialisation.General SciencePAPER- IIGeneral Studies-II (200 marks) Duration: Two hoursComprehensionInterpersonal skills including communication skills.Logical reasoning and analytical ability.Decision making and problem solving.General mental abilityElementary mathematics up to Class X – arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics.General English up to Class XGeneral Hindi up to Class X.last_img read more