U.S. Special 301 Report Criticizes Europe for Wrongly Targeting U.S. Dairy…

first_img SHARE U.S. Special 301 Report Criticizes Europe for Wrongly Targeting U.S. Dairy Exports By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 28, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Special 301 Report Criticizes Europe for Wrongly Targeting U.S. Dairy Exports Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Hemp Legal in IN, Undercover Activists at Fair Oaks, and Right to Farm Law Passes TestNext articleCommentary: Morbus Agricola, A Rural Epidemic Eric Pfeiffer U.S. dairy officials are lauding the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office for denouncing Europe’s anti-trade agenda against common-name food products and pursuing avenues to preserve U.S. export access rights.The U.S. Special 301 Report, issued last week by USTR, categorically rejects EU policies that seek to intentionally disadvantage U.S. suppliers in global markets by blocking their ability to use common names such as fontina, gorgonzola, asiago and feta cheeses.“The EU pressures trading partners to prevent all producers, other than in certain EU regions, from using certain product names,” read the report. “This is despite the fact that these terms are the common names for products and produced in countries around the world.”Europe’s actions infringe on the rights of U.S. producers and imposes unwarranted market barriers to U.S. goods, according to the USTR.“Europe has disadvantaged the U.S. dairy industry for too long by abusing geographical indications (GI) policies,” said Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. “We face unfair barriers around the world because of Europe. USTR should be commended for recognizing the problem, and we look forward to working with them to rectify it.”Vilsack urged the USTR to prioritize securing binding commitments from America’s current trading partners to prevent future GI restrictions. The market access preservation commitments secured with Mexico as part of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, he said, provide a positive precedent to build upon.Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, also urged the Administration to take into account the lopsided dairy trade imbalance between the United States and Europe in formulating policies to tackle the EU’s predatory attacks on U.S. dairy exports.Europe sent $1.8 billion in dairy goods to the U.S. market in 2018 but only imported $145 million of U.S. products, even though America is a major dairy supplier to the rest of the world.“Trade is supposed to be a two-way street,” Mulhern noted. “America’s struggling U.S. dairy producers deserve a lot better than the current one-way trade relationship with the European Union whereby they sell us a billion dollars of cheese each year while erecting walls to our ability to compete head to head with them overseas.”last_img read more

JFK had more ancestral links to Limerick than anywhere else

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBruffhistoryJFKJohn F Kennedy Print WhatsApp Lough Gur is latest ‘Sound Town’ Dreams Festival to celebrate Dolores O’Riordan this September President Kennedy with Mayor Francis Condell and Taoiseach SŽan Lemass during his visit to Limerick in 1963RESEARCH undertaken to mark the 55th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland shows that Limerick had the strongest ancestral links to the US President with three of his eight great-grandparents natives of the county.The research undertaken by Ancestry, the family history and home genomics experts found that three of his four great-grandparents on his mother’s side, Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Michael Hannon and Thomas Fitzgerald are from the county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Both Fitzgerald great-grandparents were from Bruff while Michael Hannon was a native of nearby Lough Gur. Only two great-grandparents hail from Wexford, Patrick Kennedy from Dunganstown and Bridget Murphy from Owenduff.The remainder of his great-grandparents were from the counties Clare, Cork and Fermanagh – James Hickey of Newcastle-upon-Fergus in Clare, Margaret M. Field from Rosscarbery in Cork, and Rosa Anna Cox from Tomregan in FermanaghKennedy chose Wexford as his ancestral home due to the family name but research shows that the Limerick links on his mother’s side are stronger than his Wexford roots.All eight of JFK’s great-grandparents emigrated from Ireland at various times throughout the 1800’s with each of them eventually settling in Massachusetts. This means the Kennedy family have Irish ancestry spanning the country proving him to have been a true Irishman.Traditionally, JFK’s strongest ties have been with the county of Wexford, where the Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre was opened five years ago. This small farm was home to Patrick Kennedy, and where his JFK’s great-grandfather lived.Russell James of Ancestry.ie said that President Kennedy’s Irish roots were extremely important to him.“Traditionally JFK’s heritage has been closely linked with Wexford but our records show he had strong links to other counties and Limerick in particular. These findings will hopefully allow other counties across Ireland to celebrate the life of the former American President, on the 55th anniversary of his visit to Ireland,” he concluded.Read more community news here. Facebook Advertisement A beautiful Victorian residence near Bruff #LimerickPostProperty center_img Previous articleVicky Phelan will use settlement to fund help for othersNext articleMarket Quarter Charity Cup raises funds for Limerick Animal Welfare Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Linkedin Email Limerick Post Show | Dreams Music Festival NewsCommunityJFK had more ancestral links to Limerick than anywhere elseBy Staff Reporter – June 26, 2018 2688 Help our little hero plealast_img read more

Hollywell residents hold onto their homes longer than those in any other Gold Coast suburb

first_img TOP 5 LONGEST HELD SUBURBS (houses) MORE NEWS: Brisbane buyer splurges on ultimate Gold Coast holiday pad The Topaz Court property is on the market for $669,000. The McLaughlins have been living in their property at 4/12 Topaz Court for almost five years. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 John and Kim McLaughlin are selling their Hollywell townhouse, but only so they can move into a bigger house down the road. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHOUSE hunters hoping to snap up property in Hollywell might need a back-up plan as many residents are refusing to give up their beloved homes.The northern suburb is the most tightly held on the Gold Coast, according to the latest CoreLogic figures.The data, based on 55 house sales over the past year, shows residents in Hollywell are hanging on to their houses for an average of 17 years.center_img Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Matt Hill said the fact that property in Hollywell was slightly more affordable than those in surrounding suburbs such as Runaway Bay and Paradise Point made the area particularly enticing.Property values in Hollywell, which had a median house price of $760,000, were also steadily rising.“Hollywell is still a great location,” he said. “You can potentially buy into the area for 10 per cent less.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Generally, properties sell quite well there because there’s been a limited supply and high demand.” John and Kim McLaughlin’s townhouse at 4/12 Topaz Court is one of about 60 properties on the market in Hollywell, but they weren’t planning to move far.“We literally bought in the same street,” Mr McLaughlin said.When the couple noticed the house was on the market, they jumped at the opportunity to upsize before it had a chance to go to auction.“We didn’t necessarily have any intention of buying another property (but) places in Hollywell, they’re not on the market very long,” he said.They moved into the area about five years ago after renting in Main Beach for six to 12 months.Having lived in Brisbane before that, they wanted to escape the hustle and bustle.“Where we are, it’s so close to the water, the Broadwater and it’s within walking distance of restaurants,” Mr McLaughlin said.“It’s got that real village atmosphere.“We go to the beach almost every weekend and we’re only a 10 to 12-minute drive to sit on the beach at The Spit.”He said they enjoyed living in the area and planned to stay.“There’ll be taking us out in a box, we hope — we have no intention of moving from there,” he said. They bought a new property before selling the one they live in to ensure they could stay in Hollywell.Coolangatta previously held the title with residents turning over their houses on average every 16 years, but that has since dropped back to 14.Harcourts Coastal agent Tim Zampech said Hollywell was populated by many retirees who bought property in the 1980s and have never left.He said the suburb’s location made it appealing to prospective buyers so when properties hit the market, they were snapped up relatively quickly.“I think there’s about 900 homes in the suburb so it’s not a very big suburb and there’s not a lot on the market,” he said.“I know normally when something comes up for sale it moves pretty quickly.”MORE NEWS: Rural dump sells just shy of $1m 1. Hollywell — 17.2 years.2. Coolangatta — 14.3 years.3. Tallai and Guanaba — 14.2 years.4. Gaven, Tugun and Mermaid Waters — 14.1 years.5. Currumbin Waters — 14 years.last_img read more