The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued the latest in a series of white papers examining the impacts of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The latest white paper, issued April 19, outlines and seeks comment on the impact of the RFS on the agricultural sector.Following the release of the white paper on agricultural sector impacts, ASA provided extensive comments highlighting the importance of the RFS to the soybean and biodiesel industries and reinforcing the fact that the RFS does not drive higher commodity or food prices.”Soybean farmers have played a major role in the development of the U.S. biodiesel industry and biodiesel has provided a significant market opportunity for U.S. soybean producers,” wrote ASA in its comments. “However, first and foremost, policymakers must understand that markets and prices for soybeans are driven by demand for soy meal as a protein feed source for livestock. The portion of the soybean used in biodiesel production is the oil, not the meal.””Additionally, in considering the use of soybean oil for biodiesel production, it must be understood that demand for U.S. soybean oil for food use began to decline significantly following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action in 2003 to require food manufacturers to include trans fats on nutrition labels beginning in 2006,” added ASA. “The increase in the use of soybean oil for the biodiesel market has essentially taken up the reduced demand for soybean oil in the food sector associated with trans fat labeling as the food industry shifted away from the use of partially hydrogentated soybean oil to various oil blends and the increased use of palm oil.For a full transcript of ASA’s comments, please click here, and for a copy of the committee’s whitepaper, please click here. ASA encourages all members to utilize the comments and urge their Members of Congress to support the RFS and support biodiesel.
GAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 11/10/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,380.00 Numbers drawn were 1,8,17,24 €15 consolation prizes went to John Joe McDaid Effishmore, Paddy Doherty(Ranty) Urrismana,Alan Morton Letter, Joe Doherty(JS) Letter,Tara Doherty(tim) Tullagh.Senior Result: Centra Supermarket Division 3 – Urris 0-6 v Termon 0-7. UNDERAGE FIXTURES: Under 13.5 Ryan Milk Products (Burnfoot) This competition will now not be going ahead.Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.New Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to email@example.com or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Urris GAA club notes
Dortmund defeated Hannover 5-1 in the last game (Agency Photo)Luka Jovic, Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer and Sebastian Haller will all have one eye on the Bundesliga golden boot when Eintracht Frankfurt host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon.Two games into the Second round, Frankfurt’s 20-year-old Serbian Jovic, who is on loan from Portuguese giants Benfica, leads the scoring charts with thirteen goals, one ahead of Dortmund pair Reus and Alcacer, as well as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.Frankfurt boast the German top flight’s third most efficient striking line with thirty nine goals, eleven fewer than table topping Dortmund. The difference between the two sides, is that over sixty percent of Frankfurt’s goals have been scored by striking triumvirate Jovic, Sebastian Haller and Ante Rebic whereas Dortmund’s goals are coming from all over the pitch.Dortmund boss Lucien Favre is sweating over the fitness of crocked pair Manuel Akanji and Dan Axle Zagado. The Black and Yellows makeshift central defensive partnership of Abdou Diallo and Julian Wiegl did wonders by thwarting Hannover in last week’s 5-1 victory, but Frankfurt are bound to be a different kettle of fish.At the BayArena, reigning champions Bayern Munich will be pushed to the limit by resurgent Bayer Leverkusen. The return to form of German internationals Julian Brandt, Karim Bellarabi and Kai Havertz guarantees a close encounter. National team coach Joachim Loew should be an interested spectator as six Bayern Munich stars – Leon Grotezka, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Nicklas Sule, Matt Hummels and Joshua Kimmich are all likely to feature.Robert Kovac’s Bavarian juggernaut are in red-hot form, having registered six victories on the bounce but they still find themselves six points behind Dortmund. Despite the star-studded German cast, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski will once more be Bayern’s man to watch.An avalanche of goals is expected in Hoffenheim where Julian Nagelsmann’s free scoring stylists welcome newcomers Fortuna Dusseldorf. Matters won’t get easier for ambitious visitors Dusseldorf who experienced a reality check last weekend when they were pummelled 4-0 by Ralf Ragnick’s Red Bull Leipzig.The rest of the weekend matches see bottom club Nuremberg test their survival instincts against Werder Bremen; second from bottom Hannover confront dangerous RB Leipzig, Augsburg host Mainz and Stuttgart go head to head with Freiburg.FRIDAY: -Hannover v Red Bull Leipzig @10:30pmSATURDAY: -Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich @5:30pm-Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund @5:30pm-Nuremberg v Werder Bremen @5:30pm-Hertha Berlin v Wolfsburg @5:30pm-Hoffenheim v Fortuna Dusseldorf @5:30pm-Schalke v Gladbach @8:30pmSUNDAY: -Augsburg v Mainz @5:30pm-Stuttgart v Freiburg @8pmComments Tags: German Bundesligatop
Gazi M Saifuzzaman and Bashirul AlamThe deputy commissioners (DCs) of Barisal and Barguna districts have been withdrawn from their respective posts on Monday.Senior secretary of public administration ministry M Mozammel Haque Khan said Barisal DC Gazi M Saifuzzaman and Barguna DC Bashirul Alam were removed from their posts over saga concerning Barguna Sadar UNO Tariq Salmon.Mozammel Haque said Pabna Zila Parishad chief executive officer M Mokhlesur Rahman was appointed as the new DC of Barguna while Habibur Rahman, the personal secretary of the state minister for social welfare, was appointed the DC of Barisal.Obaidullah Saju, also the president of Barisal Lawyers’ Association, filed a Tk 50 million libel suit last month against then Agailjhara UNO Gazi Tariq Salmon for “distorting” the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.The UNO printed the portrait on an official invitation card marking the last Independence Day.The portrait was drawn by a child in a painting competition organised by the UNO on the occasion of the Children’s Day being celebrated on the birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 17 March.The case was readily accepted and he was arrested.Tariq Salmon was arrested on 19 July in connection with the case. He, however, obtained bail within two hours inside his arrest.The incident caused furore inside the public administration.Amid the public criticisms, Awami League suspended Obaidullah Saju on Friday for filing the defamation case overenthusiastically.