Got fish? New York Sea Grant part of $1 million Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative   

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New York Sea Grant has recently been announced as part of a three-year, $1 million, multi-state Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative project designed to help Great Lakes states respond to consumer demand for freshwater fish and a $14 billion national seafood trade deficit identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service.
          

FreedomWorks Statement in Response to $984 Billion CBO Budget Deficit Estimate   

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) recently released final estimated budget deficit for FY 2019, which shows the deficit reaching $984 billion, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

“Democrats and Republicans must be held responsible for the outrageous deficit reported today by the CBO. Fiscal sanity has all but escaped Washington, as evidenced by this year’s cap-busting budget deal. This unsustainable situation is only going to get worse.

“In spite of record revenues, the deficit has grown to a nearly insurmountable figure under Congress’ watch — or more accurately, its lack thereof. If the federal government is to one day get its fiscal house in order, Congress needs to take a hard look at cutting spending, which means considering real reforms to mandatory spending programs, the primary drivers of the deficit.”


          

Pep Guardiola wants Man City players to forget about big deficit to Liverpool   

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Pep Guardiola claimed he was not thinking about the gap after his Manchester City side fell eight points behind Liverpool in the Premier League.
          

Ireland to prepare for the worst with 'no deal Brexit' budget   

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Ireland to prepare for the worst with 'no deal Brexit' budgetIreland's finance minister will present a "no deal" Brexit budget for 2020 on Tuesday, detailing how he will keep firms afloat and allow the state's finances to return to deficit if Britain leaves the European Union in a chaotic manner. With Britain's latest scheduled exit from the EU just three weeks away, Minister Paschal Donohoe made the call last month to assume the worst, eschewing the breadth of tax cuts and spending increases of recent years to set aside funds for exposed businesses. Ireland is considered the most vulnerable among remaining EU members to Brexit due to its close trade links and shared land border with the United Kingdom.



          

US trade deficit rose in Aug.   

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Pep Guardiola wants Man City players to forget about big deficit to Liverpool   

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City face an uphill task to retain their title.
          

GE to freeze, pre-pay pensions to save up to $8 billion, cut debt   

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General Electric Co said on Monday it would freeze pensions for about 20,000 salaried U.S. employees and take other related moves to help the ailing conglomerate cut debt and reduce its retirement fund deficit by up to $8 billion.

          

Pep Guardiola wants Man City players to forget about big deficit to Liverpool   

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U.S. signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade   

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a limited trade agreement Monday with Japan, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office.

U.S. farmers have been operating at a disadvantage in Japan since Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which had been negotiated by the Obama administration. The other 11 Pacific Rim countries, including big farm producers such as New Zealand and Canada, went ahead without the United States and were enjoying preferential treatment in Japan.

The Washington wheat industry welcomed the agreement when it was first announced last month. Japan traditionally has been among the biggest importers of the region’s wheat.

“The main thing is it gets us to an equal footing with our competitors as far as a price standpoint. This is just great news,” Michelle Hennings, executive director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, said at the time.

Trump earlier had put Washington wheat markets in jeopardy when he decided in 2017 to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which put U.S. wheat farmers at a graduating trade disadvantage to both Canada and Australia.

While rewarding American farmers, the new U.S.-Japan mini-deal does not resolve differences over trade in autos. Trump has said the two countries continue to work on a more comprehensive agreement.

Trump has threatened to impose import taxes on foreign autos, claiming they pose a threat to U.S. national security. At the U.N. general assembly, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that Trump had assured him that a previous agreement to spare Japan from new auto tariffs still stood.

But Japanese automakers were disappointed that the United States kept existing auto tariffs at 2.5%.

The limited trade pact also includes market-opening commitments on $40 billion worth of digital trade between the two countries.

Trump has long complained by America’s large trade deficit with Japan, which came to $58 billion last year. Japan is the world’s third-biggest economy behind the United States and China.

The president was set to sign the deal at the White House Monday afternoon.

The news might sound familiar. The deal was first announced at the August Group of 7 summit in Biarritz, France. At the UN gathering last month, the two countries signed an agreement-in-principle. On Monday, Trump was scheduled to sign the final text.


          

UN may run out of money by end of the month: Guterres   

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UN may run out of money by end of the month: GuterresThe United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October. In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said unspecified "additional stop-gap measures" would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid. "Member States have paid only 70 per cent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019.



          

Ireland to prepare for the worst with 'no deal Brexit' budget   

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Ireland's finance minister will present a "no deal" Brexit budget for 2020 on Tuesday, detailing how he will keep firms afloat and allow the state's finances to return to deficit if Britain leaves the European Union in a chaotic manner.

          

No-deal Brexit likely to push UK budget deficit to 100 billion pounds - IFS   

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Britain's budget deficit is likely to more than double to around 100 billion pounds if the country leaves the European Union without a deal, quickly requiring a return to austerity, a leading think-tank said on Tuesday.

          

CANADA FX DEBT-Loonie cuts weekly decline as investor nervousness subsides   

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*Canada's August trade deficit narrows to less than C $1 billion. *Canada's 10- year yield touches a near one-month low at 1.228%. At C $1.5 trillion, trade of goods and services, including oil and motor vehicles, accounted for 66% of Canada's economy in 2018, according to government data.
          

CANADA FX DEBT-Loonie cuts weekly decline as oil rallies, trade deficit narrows   

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*Canada's August trade deficit narrows to less than C $1 billion. *Canada's 10- year yield touches a near one-month low at 1.230%. The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, rose but remained on track for a second consecutive weekly loss after sliding on fears that slower global economic growth would hurt.
          

Budget office estimates U.S. deficit just under $1 trillion   

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The government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year ...
          

Test for life-threatening nutrient deficit is made from bacteria entrails   

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experimental zinc malnutrition test Results expose zinc deficiency causing 500,000 deaths annually
More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299303&WT.mc_id=USNSF_2


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September 4th warmest on record in Illinois   

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September 2019 was the fourth-warmest September on record since 1895, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the University of Illinois’ Illinois State Water Survey.

Precipitation in September varied widely across the state.

Heat

The preliminary average statewide September temperature was 71.3 degrees, which is 4.9 degrees above the long-term average. Monthly temperature departures ranged from 2 to 4 degrees warmer than normal in northeast Illinois to more than 6 degrees warmer than normal in southwest Illinois.

September average temperatures across the state ranged from 65 degrees in Jo Daviess County to 78 degrees in Lawrence County.

The lowest minimum temperature reported in Illinois was 45 degrees in Jo Daviess County on Sept. 5, and the highest maximum temperature was 97 degrees in both Alexander and Pope counties on Sept. 16.

More than 100 local daily climate records were broken in Illinois in September, most of which were high daily minimum temperature records.

These conditions were attributed to several very warm nights, including the night of Sept. 22, when the nighttime minimum temperature remained above 70 degrees as far north as Elizabeth in Jo Daviess County and Freeport in Stephenson County.

On the night of Sept. 10, the station in Rock Island reported a nighttime minimum temperature of 77 degrees, besting the previous daily record by 3 degrees.

Precipitation

Precipitation in Illinois varied tremendously from north to south across the state. The preliminary average statewide precipitation was 5.34 inches, which is 1.9 inches above the long-term September average. However, the data also show large differences in September precipitation totals across the state, with northern Illinois receiving much more than average precipitation, and southern Illinois receiving much less than average.

Areas of northern and north-central Illinois received in excess of 12 inches of rainfall in September, while areas of southeast Illinois received less than 0.25 inches over the same time period.

Drought

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Sept. 24 map shows a pocket of moderate drought covering parts of Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion counties. Concurrently, below normal rainfall and above normal temperatures in the southern part of the state generated abnormally dry conditions in September.

Conditions in southern Illinois have shown some signs of a flash drought, which is a rapidly intensifying drought event, often provoked by an existing precipitation deficit combined with intense heat.

Reports from Illinois Farm Bureau CropWatchers regarding drought in east-central and southern Illinois are mixed. Some report the dryness and heat have helped late-planted crops reach maturity, while at the same time possibly sacrificing yield.

Short-term temperature forecasts call for a regression to cooler, more seasonal conditions in October. Longer-term Climate Forecast System forecasts from the National Centers for Environmental Protection show probabilities of a 32-degree freeze in Illinois remain below 30% into the third week of October.

Looking into October, the Climate Prediction Center’s 8-to-14-day outlook shows elevated probabilities of above-normal temperatures and elevated probabilities of above-normal precipitation across Illinois.

The CPC monthly outlook for October still shows elevated probabilities for below normal temperatures across the northern half of the state, with equal chances (above normal, normal, below normal precipitation) for all but the very northwest corner of Illinois.


          

Budget office estimates the U.S. deficit is just under $1 trillion   

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The U.S. government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year.

That's according to the latest, almost official estimate by the Congressional Budget Office.

Last year's deficit ran $779 billion, but this year's came in at $984 billion, more than $200 billion higher...


          

GE to Freeze Pension Plans for Around 20,000 U.S. Salaried Employees   

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General Electric (GE) is freezing pension plans that cover around 20,000 U.S. employees with salaried benefits. Facing financial difficulties and turmoil in the stock market, GE is attempting to lower its pension deficit by up to US$ 8 billion. GE commented that the freeze is effective January 1, 2021. GE’s pension plan was closed to […]
          

General Electric freezing pension plan for 20000 US employees - msnNOW   

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  1. General Electric freezing pension plan for 20000 US employees  msnNOW
  2. GE Pension Benefits Freeze May Cut Deficit Up to $8 Billion  Bloomberg Markets and Finance
  3. GE freezes pension plan for 20,000 employees  Fox Business
  4. GE’s Latest Casualty? Pension Promises  Bloomberg
  5. GE to freeze pension plans for about 20,000 US employees in a bid to cut debt  CNBC
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          

România are anual un deficit de peste 15.000 de specialiști IT   

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Ce vedeți în titlu este o realitate. Care, în România, ar putea fi depășită lejer, așa, de vară. Doar să...
          

America’s Financial Suicide: The Budget Deficit Rises 26% In 1 Year As Federal Spending Spirals Wildly Out Of Control   

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Michael Snyder | We are in the process of committing national financial suicide, and most Americans don’t seem to care. 
          

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to win Game 3   

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By FRED GOODALL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Facing the team he […]
          

UN may run out of money by end of the month: Guterres   

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The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October.
          

GE freezing pensions for 20,000 employees   

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General Electric Co. said Monday it is freezing pensions for about 20,000 U.S. employees with salaried benefits, as part of its plan to reduce its pension deficit by up to $8 billion.

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