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As one of the largest banks in the UK, the group is in a great position to provide capital to businesses and customers who need it to weather the storm. This should help the company grow its bottom line despite having to deal with low interest rates. At the same time, figures show that UK consumers have been saving record amounts over the past few months. This may mean that Lloyds does not see the sort of loan losses that were predicted in the worst-case scenario.If consumers deposit this cash with the bank, it could also give the company more capital to lend to customers. Once again, this might help the group expand its bottom line, despite the headwinds facing the financial sector. Investor returnsNo matter what happens to the UK economy in the second half of 2020, it’s highly likely Lloyds shares will become a dividend investment once again. The bank entered the crisis with a lot of capital on its balance sheet. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS His Lions record was exemplary. In eight Tests on New Zealand and South African soil in 1971 and 1974, he only lost one, and only nine Tests in 46 if you add his Wales appearances.As a leader, he was quiet and unassuming. What made him stand out above other captains was that not only was he a good talker but a good listener. Mervyn Davies, who passed away in 2012, will be remembered as a Wales and Lions legend for what he achieved during the Seventies.Had his career not finished so abruptly at 29 on account of a brain haemorrhage incurred in a game against Pontypool, barely a year after he’d led Wales to a Grand Slam, then his list of achievements would have included captaining the 1977 Lions.Davies was a magnificent lineout jumper and a great source of ball, either to set up an attack or feed Gareth Edwards with a deft tap down. Physically, at 6ft 5in and with long arms and huge hands, he was on the gangly side, but he was hugely effective.A lifelong friend, Derek Quinnell, commented: “You knew that if you threw it anywhere in his vicinity he would catch it. He was also a masterful tackler and able to wrap up the opposition with ease. Invariably he’d emerge from the bottom of any ruck, killing opposition ball and slowing the ball down to help the team.”When people look back at the Seventies, they tend to think of the Welsh backs but the fact ‘Merv the Swerve’ is mentioned in such rarefied company shows he bucked the trend. TAGS: The Greatest Players On the 1971 tour of New Zealand, the great Colin Meads said that Davies was the biggest nuisance of all. It was some accolade. Davies had a galvanizing effect in that he drew people together. He was never into his image but he will indelibly be linked with that headband and moustache. A giant among men.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Major teams: London Welsh, SwanseaCountry: WalesTest span: 1969-76Wales caps: 38 (38 starts) Lions caps: 8 (8 starts)Test points: 7 (2T)
Posted Mar 23, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop of Canterbury The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] Provisional plans for a season of repentance and prayer across the Anglican Communion next year have been put forward by the task group, which was set up after the Primates’ Meeting in 2016. The season would be launched with the publication of a specific prayer and would run from Pentecost until late in 2019.The Group, which has been meeting in London this week, said the season would focus on individual provinces week by week. Materials to support the season will be gathered and distributed by the Anglican Communion Office.Read the full article here. Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Archbishop of Canterbury’s relationships task group plans season of repentance and prayer Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/244393/v2-ashoka-canggu-mencke-vagnby Clipboard 2012 Year: “COPY” Photographs: Alexis Menting© Alexis Menting Save this picture!© Alexis MentingDanish based design studio Mencke & Vagnby have, in co-operation with architect Peter Sand, completed a villa in Bali, combining Scandinavian traditions with the openness and materials traditional to Bali. Save this picture!© Alexis Menting© Alexis Menting Save this picture!© Alexis MentingThe villa is called Ashoka Canggu and is designed as a summer residence for a Hong Kong based couple. It is located in the small Canggu village, one hour drive north west of Denpasar. Save this picture!© Alexis Menting© Alexis Menting Save this picture!Planta Nivel 1The ground floor has an open plan and in close contact with the garden and pools, while keeping a scenic view over the rice paddies to the west. A surrounding wall of Balinese stone continues inside and becomes the main structure, to further blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. The same applies to the stone floor, which only changes surface structure from a rough surface around the pools to a slight matt indoor surface. All done to obtain the openness so typical for Balinese homes. Save this picture!Planta Nivel 2© Alexis Menting In contrast to the openness of the ground floor, the first floor box is kept in white concrete, reflecting the sunlight and providing shade for the ground floor, while it contains the three master bedrooms. The bathrooms are inspired by caves and also kept in a local stone with a large sky window over the shower and bathtub. © Alexis Menting The “v” shape of the villa is a result of the shape of the site, surrounded by rice paddies, rain forest and a local holy path. The narrow north western part of the site is turned into a long swimming pool extending the shape of the northern wing and ending up in a sun deck surrounded by palm trees and with a stunning look down on/to green rice paddies surrounded by the rainforest. © Alexis Menting The garden is designed to make the flowers match the Balinese traditional color palette and unfurls this spectrum through the different areas of the garden. PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCholula Student Housing / BNKR ArquitecturaArticlesRe-Thinking Shanghai Proposal / Vinícius Philot, Fabiano Ravaglia and Gibran DuarteArticles Share Projects Save this picture!© Alexis Menting+ 14 Share CopyAbout this officeMencke & VagnbyOfficeFollowPeter SandOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIndonesiaPublished on June 18, 2012Cite: “V2 – Ashoka Canggu / Mencke & Vagnby + Peter Sand” 18 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/469626/the-beaver-barracks-community-housing-barry-j-hobin-and-associates-architects Clipboard Civil: Apartments Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/469626/the-beaver-barracks-community-housing-barry-j-hobin-and-associates-architects Clipboard “COPY” ZW Project Management Inc Architects: Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Area Area of this architecture project photographs: Doublespace PhotographyPhotographs: Doublespace Photography The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates ArchitectsSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyApartments•Ottawa, Canada The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Structural: Halsall ArchDaily + 45 Share NORR NORR Area: 17384 m² Area: 17384 m² Photographs Novatech Projects Contractor: Electrical: “COPY” CopySustainable Design:HalsallArchitect In Charge:Gord LorimerCity:OttawaCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The concept of sustainable design has become more familiar in recent years and though we often hear the term, what does it mean to the development of an urban building project? When the Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) decided to develop the Beaver Barracks project, they were driven by several key elements: sustainability, affordability and accessibility. Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyMaking a commitment to sustainable design meant that the CCOC considered the social, environmental, and economic factors of building – from concept and design through the build and now as the Beaver Barracks is inhabited and becomes a vibrant piece of its community.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyCCOC’s mission is to create, maintain and promote affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. The Beaver Barracks provides 254 mixed-rate units of new rental housing for singles, couples, families and seniors – where 25 units are wheelchair accessible and all units are heated (and cooled) using an underground geothermal system.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe mixed-rate philosophy supported at Beaver Barracks means that the units are available at both market and subsidized rates. The diversity creates a blend of residents that enriches the community atmosphere established by the CCOC and eliminates any potential stigma that may be attributed to social housing.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyCCOC opted to work with the team at Barry J. Hobin and Associates Architects because of their reputation as a team-oriented firm who create innovative, environmentally and socially conscious designs. CCOC and the Hobin team had worked together once before, delivering a similarly green 84-unit complex that also integrated a City-run parking facility, barrier-free accessible apartments, ground level family housing and a green roof-top common area with its rental apartments and townhouses.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe Barry J. Hobin and Associates Architects project team, led by Gord Lorimer, designed Beaver Barracks with a focus on sustainability, delivering a concept that uses approximately 40% less energy than similar buildings in the region and, in addition to the geothermal system, offers a number of efficiency systems including: high performance envelopes, thermally broken balcony slabs, high efficiency lighting and appliances and green roof technology.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyProjects that embrace sustainable development use less energy and potentially reduce the effect of climate change but often also build more vibrant communities. That is certainly the case at Beaver Barracks which promotes community by encouraging residents of mixed income, age, ability and household type. Residents are within walking distance to all major amenities and, going beyond simple compost, Beaver Barracks residents sign “green commitments” to pledge their support of green initiatives within the community and beyond. To encourage greener living, residents also have access to free compost buckets, energy saving tips, free bike storage, premium VrtuCar parking and the focal point community garden program around which the buildings have been arranged.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThese efforts are not lost on Beaver Barracks residents. Mike and Rebecca Adamyk are a newlywed couple living in Beaver Barracks who admit to learning so much from the lifestyle they found there. “The green effort wasn’t the reason we wanted to live here.” Mike explains “We liked the area and we knew that the building would be fantastic. We’ve noticed the difference on our utility bills since we’ve been here and we’ve learned about geothermal systems and the other perks here so it is definitely something that we want to take with us when we eventually buy a house.”Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyRebecca adds that for them, the garden was a draw “We always wanted our own garden and so to have one here, steps away, is such a great bonus. We grow vegetables in the garden and some here on our terrace too.” She adds that the gardens “really contribute to a great sense of community”.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyBoth Mike and Rebecca also agree that the open concept design of their apartment is ideal. Their ground-level unit boasts natural light, a private entrance and plenty space for these newlyweds to begin their life together.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCompetition Entry: Russian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Architects of InventionUnbuilt ProjectHaus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Ottawa, ON, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mechanical: CopyAbout this officeBarry J. Hobin & Associates ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOttawaHousingCanadaPublished on January 24, 2014Cite: “The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects” 24 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Millions marched worldwide on June 26 to mark the 1969 rebellion at the Stonewall Inn in New York City that sparked modern LGBTQ liberation movements. In that uprising, gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people — mostly people of color — fought back against daily harassment and brutality by police. Though recent Pride marches in the U.S. had become more celebration than political demonstration, the recent massacre of 49 mostly LGBTQ people of color in Orlando, Fla., refocused Pride this year on political issues.In New York City, the parade’s lead float was dedicated to the Orlando martyrs, and there was a brief “die-in” for gun control on Christopher Street. Forty-nine people wearing full-length white veils down to their feet marched, each holding a photo of one of the dead.New York CityBut the most emphatic political message was carried by the Workers World Party contingent. Its lead banner “Solidarity Now! Fight for Orlando!” acknowledged the overwhelming loss there of Black and Latino/a lives with the message, “Reclaim Stonewall for Black and Brown Queer Lives.” Some signs in the contingent had rainbow fists and the slogans “Queer Means Fightback!” and “Smash Capitalism!” Marching with WWP were members of the People’s Power Assembly.Much was made of Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton joining the march for 15 minutes. But Clinton, and her reluctant and long-delayed endorsement of full rights for LGBTQ people, stood in stark and negative contrast to Workers World Party 2016 Presidential Candidate Monica Moorehead, who marched in Pride as she does every year. Moorehead is a decades-long activist for full LGBTQ rights, which she endorsed in each of her previous campaigns in 1996 and 2000.In both New York and San Francisco, the two biggest Pride marches in the U.S., the state responded to the Orlando deaths with a massive police presence. In New York City, roving counterterrorism units, bomb-sniffing dogs, rooftop observation posts and police helicopters were deployed while thousands of uniformed cops lined the parade route.San Francisco honorees withdrawIn San Francisco, where the Pride theme was ““For Racial and Economic Justice,” police announced there would be a significant uniformed and undercover police presence. For the first time those attending the Pride Festival had to pass through metal detectors and were subjected to a body search.In response to this show of force, three major participants withdrew from the parade and celebration: Black Lives Matter Bay Area; St. James Infirmary, a sex worker health clinic; and TGI Justice Project‘s Janetta Johnson, a community grand marshal. BLM was to have marched as recipient of SF Pride’s Lifetime Achievement award, and St. James Infirmary had received the Heritage of Pride award. TGI Justice is “an organization by and for trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people in prisons, jails and detention centers.”In a jointly issued statement, they emphasized they were withdrawing “because of the unsafe conditions created for our communities by law enforcement.” Shanelle Matthews of BLM Bay Area added: “Black communities experience real fear and terror at the hands of homophobic vigilantes and law enforcement, and we work every day to find solutions. We know the militarization of large-scale events only gives the illusion of safety.”Stephany Ashley, executive director of St. James Infirmary, noted: “LGBT sex workers are often victims of violence and exploitation at the hands of police. The increased police presence … as well as the ban on shopping carts and items typically belonging to marginally housed and homeless people will only make Pride less safe and accessible to our communities.”Resistance is growing to the state ramping up its cop presence under the pretext of “safety” for LGBTQ people. On June 19, the LGBTQ youth group BreakOUT! withdrew from the New Orleans Pride parade, despite being chosen as an organizational grand marshal.They noted the streets of the city would fill with “NOPD officers, the FBI, Louisiana State Troopers, Orleans Parish Sheriffs, and private patrols,” and dramatically described the danger this posed to their members, “many of whom are undocumented, youth with negative experiences with police and sheriffs, including sexual violence, youth who feel unsafe and triggered when our bodies and belongings are searched, and youth who have already been the targets of private patrols and security.”BreakOUT! then called for the LGBT community to “chart a course forward that doesn’t rely on state systems, but rather community, to keep us safe.” (youthbreakout.org)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Seattle – On Nov. 5, 1916, sheriff’s deputies and hired strikebreakers fired on striking shingle weavers at the Everett, Wash., port 30 miles north of Seattle. That led to a dozen deaths, many injuries and the arrest of 294 workers.But the “Everett Massacre,” as it became known, was not just a working-class struggle drowned in blood. Instead it mobilized the workers, leading to an eventual watershed victory for the working class, which overcame great repression and led to the 1919 Seattle General Strike. The Everett struggle set a shining example of solidarity when the workers movement faced the same type of rapacious, uncontrolled capitalism we face today. In that spirit we commemorate this year’s centennial as an important milestone in U.S. labor history.The workers’ struggle in Everett was led by the Industrial Workers of the World, the Wobblies. The IWW’s “one-big-union” approach united all workers, skilled and unskilled, in a single union, unlike the American Federation of Labor which only organized workers in the skilled trades. The IWW also organized oppressed workers of all nationalities into its ranks in defiance of segregation.Shingle weavers strikeA city of 30,000 people, Everett was a company town, whose workers produced lumber, shingles and shipping. The lumber industry, known as the “lumber kingdom,” dominated the Pacific Northwest in the early 20th century. The Weyerhauser Group exploited more than 30 million acres of timberland, equal to the area of Wisconsin. The undiversified nature of economic life bound all the Everett bosses into a common body, the Everett Commercial Club.The majority of the mill workers were shingle weavers. Here’s a description of shingle weaving from a 1917 Sunset magazine: “If the automatic carriage feeds the odorous wood 60 times (a minute) into the hungry teeth, 60 times he must reach over, turn the shingle, trim its edge on the gleaming saw in front of him, cut the narrow strip containing the knot hole with two quick movements of his right hand and toss the completed board down the slot to the packers. Sooner or later the weaver would lose a finger or hand. If ‘cedar asthma,’ the shingle weavers’ occupational disease, does not get him, the steel will.”The shingle weavers union struck against a wage cut in 1915. The strike failed. In 1916, with the price of shingles soaring, the union set May 1 as the deadline for a pay increase. The owners refused. The strike was on!Throughout the summer the workers held out, despite their picket lines being continually attacked by owners’ thugs. On Aug. 19, only 18 were left on the line. The cops forced them past 70 armed thugs who beat them mercilessly.Free speech tacticThe IWW put out a call for solidarity and began a free speech struggle in the streets. The Wobblies had used the tactic effectively in about 20 cities. If enough workers had the courage to speak, get arrested and pack the jails, they won. They had a great victory in 1909 in Spokane, Wash., when 500 got arrested — with no place to hold them.On Aug. 30, the Everett lumber trust met, stripped city officials of power and put Sheriff Don McRae in charge. The sheriff’s tactics were to brutalize activists and deport them so they couldn’t fill the jails. Two hundred members of the Commercial Club were sworn in as deputies. The whole meeting was blatantly illegal.In late September a mass meeting of over 2,000 met in Everett and heard IWW, socialists and trade union speakers denounce the beatings, deportations and jailings of IWW and migrant workers. In October over 300 Wobblies were deported. When 41 IWW members arrived for the next street meeting, they were beaten and forced to walk through a violent gauntlet outside the city. After walking 25 miles to Seattle, most went to the hospital.Nov. 5 mass action turns into massacreAfter a delegation of union and clergy leaders visited the bloody scene the next day, they called a mass free speech meeting for Sunday, Nov. 5. That day, some 250 harvest and lumber workers and miners boarded the steamship Verona in Seattle and another 38 took the passenger ship Calista. As the Verona entered the Everett harbor, thousands of locals welcomed the activists. The Verona workers began singing “Hold the fort for we are coming, union hearts be strong.”On the dock Sheriff McRae gave a signal. Shots rang out from two covered docks where deputies were waiting, raining thousands of rounds on the Verona. A few Wobblies returned fire, but most were unarmed.Five workers on deck were killed and 31 wounded. Six more were dead in the water, their bodies washed up later. The Calista backed out, followed shortly by the Verona. When the Verona docked in Seattle, cops took 294 workers to jail. The wounded were treated poorly. Five hundred deputies patrolled Everett that night; the state militia mobilized in Seattle.Two sheriff’s deputies had been killed and sixteen wounded, most by other deputies. Pinkerton undercover agents identified 74 IWW members on the Verona, all of whom were charged with first degree murder. No deputies were charged.On Nov. 18, the bodies of Felix Baran, Hugo Gerlot and John Looney were taken to a cemetery, with thousands marching behind the cortege. The next day 5,000 rallied in Seattle to commemorate the dead and condemn the Everett massacre.‘Not guilty’On March 5, 1917, the 74 Wobblies were tried in Seattle for the murder of deputy Jefferson Beard; it turned out the other deputy had been shot in the back by a fellow deputy. Thousands attended the trial, though the courtroom only held a hundred.The Seattle Central Labor Council lined up a fighting lawyer, George Vanderveer, to lead the defense. Vanderveer skillfully reconstructed the scene. The jury was brought to see the Verona docked in the exact position where it was during the Everett massacre.On May Day, the IWW, socialists and radicals marched in Seattle, stretching 15 blocks. The International Workers Defense League sponsored a token 10-minute strike at 11 a.m. against the threatened hangings of labor activists Tom Mooney and Warren K. Billings. Many Seattle workers took the day off to march to the cemetery where the Everett martyrs were buried.“As the idea of the general strike grew, so grew the idea, and by the time we were half-way to the cemetery someone raised the red flag in our ranks,” wrote labor activist Minnie Reimer. The workers then marched to the county jail housing many Everett prisoners and sang songs with them.On May 5 the jury — seeing with their own eyes that the accused could not have shot the sheriff’s deputy — delivered a not guilty verdict. That was the IWW’s greatest historic victory, setting off celebrations in Wobbly halls from coast to coast and inspiring loggers and lumber mill workers to step up organizing.The Everett mass struggle led to the great Seattle general strike in 1919, which shut down Seattle and Tacoma for a whole week and sent solidarity messages to the Russian Revolution.The major source for this article is “Revolution in Seattle” by Harvey O’Connor, Chapter 2.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Petroleum and livestock groups have petitioned the EPA to set aside the RFS because of the drought-shortened corn crop. While corn yields are down, production is still forecast to be high enough to satisfy demand and keep prices under $8. AFBF energy specialist Andrew Walmsley said another factor that will keep the RFS in place is that this is an election year and waving the RFS would increase gas prices, something the White House does not want to happen, “There’s a variety of studies out there that show that ethanol does reduce gasoline prices whether it’s by decreasing demand for oil, that ethanol is cheaper than gasoline and we blend that in; and there’s a wide range of numbers anyone can point out on how that reduces prices to the consumer. So the impact is huge.” Another factor that will keep ethanol in the mix is the new higher millage requirements for automakers. Robert White, with the RFA, says car makers can only get better gas millage by more ethanol in the tank, “To get the 54 mpg that will be required, automakers says they will need fuel with higher octane, perhaps as much as 100 octane.” White says ethanol is the easiest and cheapest way to boost octane in gasoline. He added, in the future, gasoline will need to contain 20% ethanol in order to get cars up to the new higher millage requirements. By Gary Truitt – Oct 9, 2012 Why the RFS is Safe for Now Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Why the RFS is Safe for Now [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/RFSwrap.mp3|titles=Why RFS is Safe]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/RFSwrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Studies have shown that elimination of the RFS would have only a minor impact on corn prices; and, since ethanol is currently cheaper than oil, ethanol would continue to be blended into gasoline even without the RFS. A new study released by the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute found that a 2012-13 waiver could potentially have less impact on this year’s corn prices than it would on 2013-14 corn prices, according to the group’s baseline models. But, for this marketing year, the report projected prices to fall 0.5%. The study also found corn ethanol production might slip by 1.3%. Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association president, said the analysis showed the waiver impacts as suggested by livestock producers and grocery manufacturers won’t come to fruition. Previous articleDow AgroSciences Granted U.S. Patent for Second Enlist TraitNext articleAgriculture Gets Noticed by Presidential Candidates Gary Truitt SHARE