OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Several teams have denounced the decision, especially TNT which issued a statement that cast doubt on Narvasa’s capabilities as the league’s chief and asked him to abdicate his post.“If the commissioner does not see this simple perspective, he may not be the right person for the job. We are afraid as to who should be the custodian of the PBA’s overall paramount interest. He talks about parity/ equilibrium for trades, but where is it?,” the team said in a statement issued on Sunday.The governors met a week before the league goes to its annual planning in Los Angeles on November 10.Officials from the SMC bloc, GlobalPort, and Kia were a no-show in the board meeting.“I tried to call them up but there was no reply,” Fernandez said.ADVERTISEMENT Deputy commissioner Rickie Santos has been appointed as officer-in-charge and caretaker “to ensure continuity of league operations” until two-thirds of the Board vote on who to install as the league’s new commissioner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Chito Narvasa’s days as the PBA commissioner are coming to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Harden has 31, Rockets win again over Knicks It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Seven PBA governors convened on a special board meeting Thursday morning at the league office in Libis and agreed to no longer endorse the renewal of term of the beleaguered executive.Incoming PBA chairman Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX led the symposium with the majority of the Board of Governors, which addressed the situation that has hounded the league in the past weeks and ultimately opted to not support the extension of Narvasa’s commissionership.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s not the trade issue anymore. It’s simply about loss of confidence,” said Fernandez.The league was put on a bad light following Narvasa’s approval of the controversial deal between San Miguel and Kia, which sent the Picanto’s 2017 first rounder, which turned out to be top overall selection Christian Standhardinger, to the Beermen in exchange for Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and their 2019 first rounder. View comments LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorThis article was originally posted at 12:57 p.m. CDT on Monday, March 25. It was updated with new information at 4:50 p.m. CDT on Monday, March 25.**LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) — Farmers who lost grain in their bins during historic floods won’t see any kind of indemnity unless Congress includes it in a disaster package.More details about federal resources for flood victims are coming available as farmers and residents along the Missouri River wait for waters to recede to assess their damages.Recovery efforts could be hindered, though, because of expected rainfall, according to DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson. “The weather pattern is looking pretty wet for the Midwest from Interstate 80 south over the next week. Rainfall from Thursday through Saturday will total over one inch, and locally heavier.“This kind of rain will keep soils wet and could lead to renewed flooding. There is another storm system mid-to-late next week that could bring similar totals.“The only semi-favorable angle to the forecast for the next two weeks is that the Northern Plains and northern Midwest will be out of the heavier rain area. This should allow for some flood easing, along with easing the flooding from snowmelt, at least to some extent,” Anderson concluded.The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday said levees along the Missouri and Platte rivers have breaches in 54 locations. Roughly 350 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers face extensive damage. The Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota will increase its releases from 24,000 cubic feet per second back to 30,000 cfs as snowpack continues to melt in North and South Dakota. The releases at 30,000 cfs could continue into April.Nebraska agricultural leaders met Monday afternoon with Greg Ibach, USDA undersecretary of marketing and regulatory affairs and formerly Nebraska’s long-time agriculture secretary. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts also highlighted flood relief efforts. The meeting went into a lot of detail about infrastructure challenges for the livestock and ethanol industries and direct disaster aid for livestock producers.One of the problems highlighted, however, is that grain farmers may have to rely on loans because USDA does not have an indemnity or disaster program for grain farmers who lost inventory on their farms.“We do not have any programs in place that cover privately stored grain,” Ibach said. He later noted, “That is something they need to be visiting with their congressional delegation about and make them aware of the kind of losses out there. The congressional delegation needs to know those aren’t covered by any current USDA programs, and perhaps it is something Congress will want to address.”Flood damage has resulted in significant grain losses for farmers with corn or soybeans in storage. Just in Fremont County, Iowa, alone farmers estimate they lost more than 390,000 bushels of just soybeans with total crop losses of roughly $7.3 million, according to the Iowa Soybean Association.“This flooding was higher than it was in 2011,” said Jeff Jorgenson, a Fremont County farmer and director for the Iowa Soybean Association. “When the Missouri crested March 19, it became a wait-and-see game. We’re holding our breath and assessing the severity of the long-term damage.”Before the floods occurred this month, Congress was already trying to pass a disaster package to deal with agricultural losses from Hurricanes Florence and Michael last fall. Lawmakers have already indicated they want to add assistance for Midwest farmers into that disaster bill.USDA encourages farmers and ranchers to contact their local Farm Service Agency offices to see what kind of resources are available to them. USDA stated it has an emergency loan program with up to $500,000 to help farmers recover from production and physical losses. The loan program is triggered by a federal disaster declaration, which President Donald Trump has approved for Iowa and Nebraska. The president approved Iowa’s disaster assistance on Saturday after approving Nebraska’s request on Thursday. (https://www.fsa.usda.gov/…)Officials in Missouri have declared a disaster for multiple Missouri River counties, but so far, a federal disaster has not yet been approved for those areas.Livestock owners who suffered fatalities because of the flooding may qualify for USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program, which would pay producers for up to 75% of their market losses. This is available for beef cattle, dairy cattle, hogs, poultry and other forms of livestock. (https://www.fsa.usda.gov/…)Right now, the volume of cattle losses in Nebraska is unclear, but was initially pegged at $400 million. There are questions about how to show documentation for lost cattle, particularly calves that may not have been tagged or recorded. Ibach said USDA would be flexible with paperwork for producers, including using pregnancy checks, bank statements or other documents to show the cattle values on a ranch or feedyard.“We at USDA realize it’s not a perfect world, and this disaster makes it a more imperfect world when it comes to having documentation,” Ibach said.USDA also has opened grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres in Nebraska. However, Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Nancy Johner said the window for haying and grazing is only until April 30, so she encouraged producers to take advantage of that haying opportunity now. Producers need to contact their local FSA office before moving cattle onto that CRP ground.The Emergency Conservation Program has also been opened up, allowing access to funds to prepare fencing or remove debris from fields.For individuals and small businesses, the disaster declaration opens up a 60-day window to file for assistance. For small businesses and homeowners, the presidential declaration opens up Small Business Administration loans. The first step is to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 800-621-3362, or go to the website, www.disasterassistance.gov.In Nebraska, individual assistance under the presidential declaration is available right now to people in Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Nemaha, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties. In Iowa, individual assistance is available to people in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Woodbury counties.Private disaster aid continues to pour into all three states in various ways, including farmers sending hay and feed to help producers with stranded livestock. The Nebraska National Guard has been air dropping bales of hay to livestock in parts of the state.The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) urges farmers to work with their insurance providers and take inventory of any damage. The department’s website, https://iowaagriculture.gov/…, provides a list of resources for those impacted.In Nebraska, the University of Nebraska has set up a website to provide resources, including places to donate or volunteer: https://flood.unl.edu/…Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Most residential builders understand that window rough openings need sill pan flashing — either a site-built sill pan made with peel-and-stick tape, or a commercial sill pan made from metal or plastic. Window manufacturers’ installation instructions began requiring sill pans about 20 years ago, and by now these details are standard at most residential construction sites.For some reason, though, many builders are neglecting to install sill pans under exterior doors. It’s time for a gentle reminder: If you skip the sill pan under an exterior door, you are risking a very expensive callback.If your exterior doors are protected by porch roofs, you may think that sill pan flashing can be omitted. You may be right. But in the future, it’s possible that homeowners may remove the porch, exposing the door to wind-blown rain. If that happens, the subfloor under the door could rot.In all cases, sill pan flashing is cheap insurance. Not only that: sill pan flashing under exterior doors is code-required. For more information on code requirements for sill pans, see 2012 IRC Codifies Window and Door Pan Flashings.If an exterior door is exposed to wind-blown rain or splashback, the door jambs can get wet. When water dribbles down the jambs, it will find a crack between the jamb and the threshold, soaking the subfloor under the door. Eventually, you end up with a rotting subfloor and a rotting rim joist.If you’re a remodeler, you’ve probably been called in to repair this type of rot. A surprising percentage of exterior doors are unprotected by roofs, and a surprising percentage of these unprotected doors also lack sill pan flashing.Many builders buy sill pans from a manufacturer. Available products include:Other options include:Note that the use of metal sill pans is best restricted… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Today, Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, announces that Mckenna Grace, star of “Gifted,” Netflix’s “The Haunting Of Hill House,” and “I, Tonya,” is their 2017 Adopt a Turkey Project spokesperson.Mckenna Grace Stands Up for TurkeysFollowing in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin and Ellen DeGeneres, she will speak out for turkeys, who are some of the most abused animals on Earth.Video: Mckenna Grace Stands Up for Turkeys: “I Would Rather Love Them Than Eat Them”In an adorable new video shot at Farm Sanctuary’s shelter for rescued farm animals in Acton, CA, Mckenna, surrounded by her feathered friends, informs viewers that turkeys are smart, social, curious, playful, and enjoy being petted and cuddled, just like a dog or a cat. She also acknowledges a sad reality: that although turkeys can live up to ten years, most only live to be a few months old.“Turkeys make awesome friends,” says Grace. “They are so sweet and they all have different personalities. That’s why I would rather love them than eat them. Sadly, 46 million turkeys are killed at Thanksgiving and never get a chance at a good life. That’s nothing to be thankful for. So this year, do our turkey friends a favor and keep them off your plate. Join me and be a part of Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project!”Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project has turned the tables on the traditional Thanksgiving celebration by inspiring people to commemorate turkeys as guests of honor around our tables, instead of upon them. The project has saved hundreds of turkeys from cruelty while inspiring countless individuals to sponsor a turkey who resides at one of Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in New York and California. For a one-time donation of $30, turkey sponsors receive a special adoption certificate with a color photo and fun facts about their new feathered friend — perfect for displaying on your holiday table!To learn more information about the Adopt a Turkey Project, visit adoptaturkey.com.
APTN National NewsAfter nearly four years the commission charged with investigating abuse at Indian residential schools for Indigenous peoples ended Sunday.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded public hearings in Edmonton after visiting over 300 communities.The TRC heard from thousands of victims who recounted stories of cruelty and abuse while forced to attend the church-run schools.APTN’s Keith Laboucan was there.
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.1 coachThat’s the number of female coaches in the NFL after Jen Welter was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as an assistant coaching intern. The NBA also has one female assistant coach, while MLB and MLS have no female coaches. As my colleague Leah Libresco tweeted: “We were going to graph the share of female coaches in men’s sports, but the bars were too small to see.” [FiveThirtyEight]4 jokesConan O’Brien is being sued for stealing jokes from Twitter. A man who says he was a longtime writer for Jay Leno claims an airline joke (wow, I’m laughing already) as well as jokes about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner and the Washington Monument were pilfered from his feed and used on O’Brien’s show. Conan’s production company believes the suit is without merit. Coco, I’m gonna do you a solid: I’m tweeting a joke right now, just for you. I waive all rights, please feel free to use it in tonight’s monologue. [The Hollywood Reporter]8 farmsI’ve got my tent firmly pitched in the pro-cilantro camp, but my allegiance is being tested. The FDA has banned some cilantro imported from Mexico after investigators discovered “human feces and toilet paper in and around growing fields.” Eight of the 11 farms and packing houses investigated in the Mexican state of Puebla had “objectionable conditions” and five were linked to hundreds of outbreaks in the U.S. of cyclosporiasis. [CNN]15 percentShare of Americans who do not use the Internet. They must be so happy. [Pew Research Center]63.5 percentHomeownership in the U.S. is at a 48-year low. The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate is now 63.5 percent, down from pre-recession highs of above 69 percent. Both the homeowner and rental vacancy rates, however, have also fallen. This means a tight housing market — to which I can anecdotally attest, having recently hunted for an apartment — and a possible boon to the economy in ensuing construction. [The Wall Street Journal]200 to 400 feetAmazon has proposed that some prime (get it?) airspace, from 200 to 400 feet off the ground, be reserved for high-speed drones. The company has visions of one day delivering its packages by drone. [The Guardian]10,000 textsTom Brady’s four-game “Deflate-gate” suspension has been upheld by the NFL. In a statement on the decision, the league said Brady had destroyed his cellphone, despite investigators’ requests to access it. The phone had been used to exchange 10,000 text messages over four months — or just more than 80 texts a day. Even still, Brady’s got nothing on the 18 to 24 set — those kids send and receive more than 125 texts a day! [The Washington Post]$50,000 in bunny careAfter 103 rabbits were seized from her home, a Brooklyn woman has been ordered to pay $50,000 for their care. The bunnies had become celebrities in their neighborhood. [New York Post]$2 million a yearYou have to pay about $1,500 to license the song “Happy Birthday.” Yeah, that “Happy Birthday.” Two filmmakers upset by that fact have uncovered evidence that they say negates Warner/Chappell Music’s 1935 copyright and puts the song in the public domain. The copyright has at some points netted its owners about $2 million a year. [Ars Technica]304 million core usersTwitter’s stock price slumped more than 11 percent Tuesday, after slower than expected growth in its average monthly users. The company said it now has 304 million “core users.” That’s up from 302 million last quarter, but the growth was the slowest since the company went public. [Reuters]Don’t worry, Walt Hickey’s return is nigh. But today, for those of you who a) use the Internet and b) are on Twitter, if the significance of a digit moves you, please tweet it to me @Ollie. And have a super Wednesday!If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news.
Barcelona can win the title the next weekend in the match against Real Madrid but Zidane confirmed that they are not going to give their opponent the guard of honour – but Valverde insisted that at least Iniesta would deserve it…Andrés Iniesta revealed that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season and it is going to be his last El Clasico as a player for him – and his coach admitted that he is irreplaceable.The Spanish manager spoke about the midfielder as he said, according to Football Espana:“He deserves the whole stadium to give him a guard of honour.”Zidane 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.“We’re very excited and we’re going to give it our all. We want to be the best. We’ve been working since our first day together.”“It’s been very difficult. When you win a trophy, everything seems simple, but there are many games and months behind you.”“I didn’t expect us to win it by such a big margin, I thought it would be tighter, but the players have been extraordinary.”“What I’ve learned from Iniesta? The decisions he makes at each moment of a game, how he positions himself before receiving the ball and how he already knows where he’s going to play it.”
River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo, spoke to the press about what he feels for not being able to play at the Estadio Monumental next Sunday.The general feeling coming from pretty much all the River Plate fans is the same as Marcelo Gallardo’s, they think that Conmebol has stripped them of their given right to play the Copa Libertadores final at their own stadium.The G-20 summit took place last weekend in Argentina with absolutely no incidents, which is an indicator that the match could’ve been resumed next weekend and something fishy is happening between Conmebol and FIFA as both organizations made the final call.All the Argentinean press has expressed themselves against this call, which is viewed as completely unfair towards all the River Plate fans who paid their ticket for this specific game.Just this last weekend as the ‘Millonarios’ played at the Monumental against Gimnasia La Plata, the very same corner where the Boca Juniors bus was attacked got completely filled with cops and no incidents took place.This order reflected the contrast between this past Sunday and last weekend’s Saturday, it also sparked more rumors about the incident being planned by members of the club in order to distract the Boca players so they would lose the final.Duras palabras de Marcelo Gallardo, técnico de River: 🗣 “La Copa Libertadores, muchacho… jugar a 10.000 kilómetros…”🗣 “Recordaremos esto como una vergüenza total, le robaron al hincha”#CopaLibertadores2018 pic.twitter.com/8MTjHM5Frb— MARCA (@marca) December 3, 2018Manager Marcelo Gallardo spoke to the press after the 3-1 victory against Gimnasia, the media wanted to get him to talk against Conmebol for making this decision but he refused to explode at first.Although in the end, he did leave a few headlines that indirectly attack the organization: “All I care is about focusing and using all the energy we have to prepare the squad,” said Gallardo via ESPN.“This is the only way in which we can defend the fans. I feel that they were robbed of a unique opportunity.”“I want to tell all the fans that this group of players will do everything in their power to represent them in the best possible manner, with the only goal of giving them what they deserve.”“We are going to defend them in the best place that we can do it, which is inside the pitch. I am just as scandalized as all the genuine River fans who lost their chance to watch their club play in their stadium, and in the same conditions that we went to play at Boca.”Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“I will not act in a different manner from which I have so far, I would betray my philosophy. It’s not my problem that the other side acted the way they did in order to gain an advantage, this doesn’t represent the River Plate fans,” he added.🎙️ Marcelo Gallardo: “Se vio un equipo bastante claro para jugar, con muchos chicos que debutaban en el Monumental”.#VamosRiver ⚪️🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/BMVbo5oNrw— River Plate (@CARPoficial) December 3, 2018“The decision was already made by Conmebol, it cannot be changed even if it’s absurd. Of course all the preparation changes completely, we are traveling over 10 thousand kilometers to play,” he continued.“It’s the Copa Libertadores from South America guys, it will be played at 10,000 kilometers…”“A day will come in which we are going to stand still and think about what just happened. Maybe we are going to remember this as a complete embarrassment.”“Today it was us, maybe it will be another club tomorrow. It doesn’t really matter anymore, what matters is that the fans were robbed of a unique possibility,” he concluded.Now that the decision has been set in stone with no chances of it getting reversed, both squads are programmed to travel to Madrid during the week and start their training sessions in their respective camps.VÍSTASE SR. MARCELO GALLARDO pic.twitter.com/f4o08dPTH7— Richard Fabian 🇱🇺 (@MachadoFabian1) November 27, 2018Do you agree with Gallardo or do you think it’s fair that the final is getting played at the Bernabeu? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.