World Diabetes Day tomorrow funrun at Sunset

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Nov 2015 – World Diabetes Day has elicited several key activities in the country including an exhibition at the TCI Hospitals and this weekend a sunset walk and run hosted by Wrightfully Fit Fitness Center.Get to the Salt Mills Plaza for the 6:30pm start to the 7th Annual Walk/Run which will be followed by Junkanoo and an appearance by Henry the Conch. Register at Wrightfully Fit, Salt Mills.World Diabetes Day is Saturday November 14. HUMAN CIRCLE CANDLE WALK PLANNED FOR DIABETES DAY Recommended for you Related Items:henry the conch, world diabetes day, wrightfully fit Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp InterCaribbean Airways launches new ‘Cacique’ magazine TCIAA Staff Support TCI Diabetic Associationlast_img read more

Hyper vigilance following second tourist shooting TCI Police to get help says

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIpolicetogethelp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 31, 2017 – Providenciales – We can call it hyper vigilance mode for the Turks and Caicos Police which on Saturday conducted random stop and search operations in the hopes of catching criminals, especially those believed responsible for the gun crimes.    There was similar action too when Kevin Newman of Alabama was shot, and four wanted posters displaying potential suspects were released.  Two of those wanted men remain at large.  Denarto Ewing, who turned himself in and Deangelo Harvey, who was captured are both remanded but we understand on misdemeanor charges and will soon be released from prison.   Twenty-one year old Prince Brutus and Renardo Clarke, 28 are still on the run.Meanwhile, no one is in custody for the June 24 shooting of Mr. Newman and no one is arrested for the July 28 shooting of Michael Jones…. As yet.  The UK heads up national security for the country and on Saturday, Governor Dr. John Freeman explained that there are urgent efforts which cannot be divulged to the public happening already and they are designed to curb crime and curtail illegal migrant landings by boat.“Much has already been put in train and following recent incidents additional and specialised support (including from outside the Islands) is being put in place already or to be examined urgently.”  He also said, “Defeating the criminals remains a responsibility we hold in common.   The effort to deal with violent crime is ongoing. More resources are being dedicated to security needs and more will be available in the future.   And all of us with responsibilities for security are committed to seeing the task through.”He said in that Saturday statement.  On Friday Police announced an overall decrease in crime by 15%, but a super surge in gun crimes by 158% and robberies by 220%. #MagneticMediaNews#TCIpolicetogethelp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

UK Assessment complete report in says Premier

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PremierSharleneRobinson Leader of the Opposition’s word cannot be trusted, says TCI Premier Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 10, 2017 – Providenciales – The Security Needs Assessment sponsored by the UK is completed and the report is in hand.    In a media statement defending her administration’s presence on and handling of crime in the aftermath of a recent wave of frighteningly dangerous home invasions, #PremierSharleneRobinson said expressions of concern in the UK directly to the Foreign Minister about national security led to territories getting help.“The TCI was one of the earliest countries to receive a Team who assessed our needs.   We are now in possession of that Report with recommendations.”A preliminary discussion on the report, according to the National Security Council meeting notes issued to media by the Governor’s Office has happened but it seems there was nothing strikingly new.“Whilst many of the identified priorities and recommendations mirrored existing TCIG security objectives, the report would serve as a key input in the development of a TCI National Security Strategy, the development of which the NSC committed itself to..”Funding and resources were key phrases as the NSC and Premier and Cabinet addressed national security, and a list of nine strides were cited in Premier Robinson’s statement as having been done by the PDM Government so far.    Government has bought the building which will house the CCTV program and other new crime fighting initiatives; funding has been approved for more police officers, which includes managers of that CCTV project; $1.2M in additional police vehicles is approved and legislative support for the Police in these modern crime fighting initiatives is included.There is a move she said to repatriate people living in TCI illegally between Police and Immigration and already a paper for rehabilitation has been presented.    The statement explained that dialogue with the Hotel and Tourism Association and the wider business sector is started on employment for ex-offenders and pastors and civic leaders are engaged to help in creating programs to help youth.#MagneticMediaNews Premier Speaks to ScotiaBank recent announcementslast_img read more

At Least 10 People Killed in Cuba from Hurricane Irma

first_img Recommended for you Cuban military crash leaves 8 dead Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid Related Items:#magneticmedianews, cuba, Fatal, Hurricane Irma, killed, victims Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sandals Foundation Delivering Emergency Relief In Turks & Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCuba, September 11, 2017 – Havana – At least 10 people were killed as Hurricane Irma ripped through Cuba over the weekend, the country’s civil defence organisation said Monday.“The unfortunate loss of 10 human lives has been reported so far, in several parts of the island, including Havana,” the agency said in a statement.The civil defence said the causes of the deaths ranged from electrocution to drowning, building collapse and a balcony falling on a bus. Some of the victims had ignored instructions to evacuate, it said.Irma hammered Cuba with winds up to 150 kilometres (93 miles) per hour in Havana, with an unprecedented storm surge swamping parts of the capital and leaving many people waist-deep in water.Authorities said they evacuated more than a million people overall as a precaution.last_img read more

Turks Caicos coping stores rationing supplies

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Stores are rationing supplies to ensure that everyone gets a little something ahead of strong #hurricaneMaria.    Water and ice are among the items which have to be limited per household.   While the entire Turks and Caicos tries to prepare for the approaching hurricane, there were efforts to see electricity restored by FortisTCI, schools rebuilt in Grand Turk led by the UK Commandoes and made easier with the arrival of British frigate, Mounts Bay and humanitarian efforts including hot lunches by FortisTCI in two communities and supplies distributed at Harvest Bible Church.Tarpaulins, blankets and hygiene kits were given to residents who braved the heat to get their hands on the thoughtful gifts from the church and its international partners.    Over 800 of those care packs were given out today alone and this was the second day of an effort which on Monday involved Mission of Hope Haiti and which got to those in need in Five Cays, Blue Hills and the Bight.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turklast_img read more

Minister of Transport Commends LJM Maritime Academys Programme and Graduates

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 12, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell delivered brief remarks at the Lowell J. Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy during its Pre-Sea Passing Out & Graduation ceremonies at Maritime Cay on Friday, October 6. Mr. Campbell congratulated the graduates for their achievement.   He also commended the school for diversifying its program, which now includes a rating program. Forty-one cadets graduated from the program, including 33 males and 8 females.He is pictured, right, commending Hugh Sands; and looking on is Dr. Brendamae Cleare, president of the academy.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Kroos Lopetegui exit is Real Madrids biggest defeat

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos described Julen Lopetegui’s departure as their biggest defeat of the seasonThe Spanish coach was shown the exit door at the Santiago Bernabeu this week following Sunday’s 5-1 El Clasico loss to rivals Barcelona.The likes of former Blaugrana boss Pep Guardiola have since come out in support for Lopetegui with Kross the latest to join in.“The biggest defeat for players is when the coach has to go,” Kroos wrote on Twitter.“Especially in this case because he is a great coach and great person. Thanks Julen!”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Real are ninth in La Liga with just 14 points from 10 games and have lost four of their previous six matches.Real Interim boss Santiago Solari has named his first squad ahead of tonight’s Copa del Rey clash with UD Melilla.The biggest defeat for players is when the coach has to go. Especially in this case because he is a great coach and great person. Thanks Julen! pic.twitter.com/VRhWVcfpKa— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) October 30, 2018last_img read more

McAllister insists Rangers wont get rid of Morelos

first_imgRangers assistant manager Gary McAllister insists the club won’t get rid of Alfredo Morelos despite claims the club was running out of patience with the striker.Morelos picked up his third red card of the campaign during Wednesday’s 1-0 Scottish Premiership loss to Aberdeen at Ibrox.The Colombia international, who’s also the team’s top scorer, will miss Sunday’s tricky trip to Dundee and a home clash with Hamilton Accies.Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam fears the club will have to offload the 22-year-old unless he improves his discipline on the pitch.But while acknowledging Morelos needs to control his emotions better, McAllister says he and manager Steven Gerrard plan to work with the striker to improve his disciplinary issues.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“Alfredo is a young player who we value and we want to try to help him through the other side of this,” McAllister said, according to Daily Mail.“It is a little issue. He is a goal scorer and they are hard to find.”“We have got a young player who is very competitive, he is a goal threat, our main goal threat.”“It is that acceptance that, when he does get a yellow card, he has got to change — his whole dynamic has got to change — because he runs the risk of a second yellow.”“That little switch has to click and we will continue to feed help to him because we like him, we care for him and we think he is a massive talent.”last_img read more

Gundogan The pressure is on Man City ahead of Liverpool game

first_imgManchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes the pressure is on them to grab victory against Liverpool to reduce the gap between them in the Premier LeaguePep Guardiola’s side trail unbeaten leaders Liverpool by seven points heading into tonight’s match at the Etihad Stadium following a run of three defeats in their last five outings.Meanwhile, Liverpool are now a nine-match winning run and hold a comfortable six-point lead at the top of the standings from second-place Tottenham.“Of course, the pressure is great for us,” Gundogan said to Sportbuzzer.“I think it’s a game on an absolute top level. It’s going to be tight, as you’ve seen in the first leg of the 0-0 draw.“We have a chance to reduce [the gap] to four points now, and then I think the season is long enough to make up for that in the rest of the games.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It is true that in the past we often did not look so good. Now we have the chance to make up for something.“Due to the situation in the table, it’s a special game anyway, which we naturally want to win at home.“Regardless of how these games run out, in my view, the Premier League the best league in the world. That’s why the best players want to play here, so the best coaches come here.“The level is increasing year by year. There are not only us and Liverpool, but also some other teams that are able to win the title.”The game between City and Liverpool will begin at 21:00 (CET) tonight.last_img read more

Community leader hit by truck while cycling

first_img Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter December 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:25 AM KUSI Newsroom center_img Community leader hit by truck while cycling ENCINITAS (KUSI) – A North County community leader who’s known as a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate was hit by a truck and seriously injured while riding her bicycle in Encinitas early Saturday.The crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday on North Coast Highway 101 near Phoebe Street, San Diego Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Perkins said.The victim was Roberta Walker, executive director of the Cardiff 101 Main Street Association, The Coast News reported. Walker is known as a staunch defender of pedestrian and cyclist rights.She was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Perkins said. Walker suffered injuries to her brain and spine, as well as broken bones, according to The Coast News.Alcohol and drugs were not considered to be factors in the crash, Perkins said.Cardiff 101 Main Street is an organization that promotes “a safe and healthy environment” and “a walkable community that provides goods and services for local residents and visitors alike” in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, according to the organization’s website.A biographical page on the website describes Walker as a passionate cyclist. She’s known as a supporter of the proposed Leucadia Streetscape project, which would add roundabouts, bike lanes and sidewalks to a stretch of North Coast Highway 101, including the area where she was struck. Posted: December 10, 2018last_img read more

Jake Patterson discharged from MCRD San Diego in 2015

first_img January 15, 2019 Jake Patterson discharged from MCRD San Diego in 2015 Posted: January 15, 2019 Updated: 9:46 PM KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The suspect who confessed to kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents was discharged from Marine Recruit Depot San Diego in 2015.Military records show Jake Thomas Patterson lasted five weeks before being discharged at the rank of private.Major Brian block says “Patterson’s premature discharge and rank are indicative of the fact that his character didn’t match the Marine’s expectations.”Patterson is held on a five-million-dollar bail and will be back in court in February 2019. Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Grossmont High Schools new complex groundbreaking

first_imgGrossmont High School’s new complex groundbreaking Updated: 1:24 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Grossmont High School held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction on the school’s event center.The new project is the latest for Grossmont’s comprehensive master plan, providing a state-of-the-art facility that will bring together performing arts programs, including dance, choral, digital music, and drama, in a central location to promote student interaction and collaboration.The $26 million project was funded by Proposition U and Measure BB is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, center_img Posted: February 26, 2019 February 26, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

One woman dead three injured after shooting at Congregation Chabad of Poway

first_img Updated: 3:02 PM Posted: April 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) – As many as four people were shot — and at least one was killed — at a synagogue in Poway Saturday morning, and the suspected shooter was in custody.Police have identified the suspect at John T. Earnest, 19 of San Diego. One person died in the shooting at Congregation Chabad off Espola Road.The congregation’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was also reportedly shot in the hand.The incident began just before 11:30 a.m.“Be aware of increased law enforcement activity in the 16000 block of Chabad Way as @SDSOPoway Deputies investigate reports of a man with a gun,” the Sheriff’s Department tweeted at 11:53 a.m. Saturday. “Please stay clear of the area and allow deputies to safely do their job. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.”One person had been detained for questioning as of about 12:30 p.m., the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department tweeted, adding later that the victims were taken to Palomar Medical Center, though deputies still didn’t confirm how many were injured or how serious their injuries were.Authorities were setting up at a separate location in Rancho Penasquitos, off of Carmel Mountain Road and Freeport Road, as of 1 p.m. San Diego Police Sgt. Ed Zwibel confirmed it was connected to the Poway shooting but said he couldn’t give any more information.“It’s related to that incident,” he said. “We are assisting at (the Sheriff’s Department’s) request”The Sheriff’s Department later tweeted the Family Assistance Center will be open at Poway High School to give information to relatives looking for loved ones from the synagogue.The synagogue’s Children’s Program would have been underway about the time of the shooting, according to the congregation’s website.Saturday is the final day of Passover.It is also the six-month anniversary of a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which 11 people were killed.Mayor of Poway Steve Vaus described the shooting as a hate crime specifically targeting the Jewish community.San Diego police were conducting increased patrols near local synagogues, an officer said.The FBI was also investigating the shooting. April 27, 2019 One woman dead, three injured, after shooting at Congregation Chabad of Poway, 19-year-old man in custody 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA GoFundMe Page has been set up to help: www.gofundme.com/help-victims-of-poway-san-diego-synagogue-shooting KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Woman Seriously Injured 8 Displaced in Blaze At Point Loma Apartment Complex

first_img May 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 24, 2019 Woman Seriously Injured, 8 Displaced in Blaze At Point Loma Apartment Complex SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A woman was seriously injured Friday and eight people were displaced when a two-alarm blaze broke out at a two-story apartment complex in Point Loma, authorities said.The blaze at the Harbor Villas apartments on Udall Street east of Nimitz Boulevard was reported around 7 a.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.The fire broke out in a second-floor unit above a garage, Munoz said. Crews evacuated nearby homes and knocked the flames down within 15 minutes.The American Red Cross was called in to assist six men and two women who were displaced by the blaze, Munoz said.The cause of the fire was under investigation. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Many gather at Liberty Station for Friendship Walk San Diego

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 2, 2019 Many gather at Liberty Station for Friendship Walk San Diego KUSI Newsroom June 2, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- An annual walk is happening today to honor the life of Lori Kaye who was killed in the synagogue shooting in Poway. Elizabeth Alvarez is live at Liberty Station where the walk is taking place. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Woman dies after being struck by two police cars

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – Authorities Wednesday publicly identified a woman who was struck and killed by two marked police cruisers when she walked into their path in the Hillcrest neighborhood.The vehicles were heading westbound in the 100 block of West Washington Street when 33-year-old Bernadette Jenel Grantling walked into the left lane, outside a crosswalk, and was struck by the first police cruiser around 11 p.m. on June 8, according to information from the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.“The second police car swerved to the right to avoid the collision and struck the female who had been pushed into the right lane,” Lt. Shawn Takeuchi said in a statement on June 10.Grantling, a transient, was rushed to UC San Diego Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 12:04 a.m. on June 9, the Medical Examiner’s Office reported.The officers were responding to a burglary call at the time of the crash, Takeuchi said.“The burglary call did not warrant the use of emergency lights and sirens, therefore neither officer had the equipment activated,” the lieutenant said.Speed was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, Takeuchi said. June 19, 2019 Woman dies after being struck by two police cars KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

CBO Issues Report on RFS

first_imgThe Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week issued a report titled, “The Renewable Fuel Standard: issues for 2014 and Beyond.” The report attempted to examine the economic impacts of several Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) scenarios. There were several positive conclusions in the report, including the fact that biofuels, corn ethanol specifically, do not have a significant impact on food prices, since the crops account for only a small fraction of U.S. spending on food. Rightfully so, the report does not cite any issues with biodiesel in the section on “Challenges in Meeting the Renewable Fuel Requirements of EISA.”  The Biomass-based Diesel portion of the RFS has been met or exceeded each and every year with no significant adverse impact to fuel or feed prices.Unfortunately, one aspect of the report provides a distorted view of potential price impacts of biodiesel, and this has been highlighted by some RFS opponents and news outlets. The CBO modeled a price-impact scenario in the Advanced Biofuel pool that is unrealistic, impractical and not consistent how EPA has implemented the RFS in previous years. This scenario results in CBO suggesting that diesel prices could increase by 30-51 cents per gallon or 9-14 percent by 2017.CBO used a scenario in which EPA doesn’t reduce the overall Advanced Biofuel targets even if the production of significant volumes of cellulosic biofuels called for under the statute do not come to fruition, which results in the calculation of the price impacts of 9 billion gallons of biodiesel to fill all of the Advanced Biofuels requirements instead.  In fact, EPA has utilized its authority to waive the unmet cellulosic portion of the RFS and the EPA and the biodiesel industry has called for reasonable and realistic volumes of biodiesel.  There is no evidence to suggest that EPA would not continue to implement the RFS this way and there is no expectation that 9 billion gallons of biodiesel would be demanded to fill the entire volumes of Advanced Biofuel prescribed by the EISA statute enacted in 2007.The soybean and biodiesel industry has called for modest, steady growth in the biodiesel section of the program and the volumes we have supported have been met or exceeded each year of the RFS with no significant adverse impact to fuel or feed prices.In addition, the CBO report does not address the many benefits of the RFS.  According to EPA’s own figures, biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 57 percent to 86 percent compared with petroleum diesel. The RFS is working as intended to diversify domestic fuel refining and reduce emissions while creating jobs and boosting the rural economy.last_img read more

ASA Congratulates House on GMO Labeling Passage Looks to Move Forward

first_imgFollowing the House passage of a bill that creates a national labeling standard for foods containing GMO ingredients, American Soybean Association (ASA) President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Del., recognized the House’s bipartisan work to provide certainty in the marketplace with the following statement:“The passage of this bill allows for both consumers and producers to move on from this fight, and benefit from a uniformed, standardized labeling law across the country. We believe this thoughtfully-crafted compromise provides consumers with the information they need, without stigmatizing a safe and sustainable food technology. We appreciate the support from House leaders to get us to this point. ASA and its state and regional affiliates now encourage President Obama to sign this bill into law. Its enactment will stop a potential patchwork of state labeling and providing farmers, producers, manufacturers and consumers peace of mind as they continue to enjoy America’s safe and affordable foods.”last_img read more