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NASCAR Drivers Surpass 15 Million Miles on E15

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News NASCAR Drivers Surpass 15 Million Miles on E15 By NAFB News Service – Nov 14, 2019 SHARE At the Bluegrass Vacations 500 race, NASCAR reached a significant milestone, announcing that their drivers surpassed 15 million miles on the E15 ethanol blend.NASCAR adopted E15 in 2011 across its three national racing series to reduce emissions in their sport, all while maintaining the high-performance standard needed by drivers during every race.Growth Energy, the nation’s largest association representing ethanol producers and supporters, launched its American Ethanol Program in 2011, in conjunction with NASCAR’s decision to adopt E15.“American Ethanol’s partnership with NASCAR has been a fantastic platform to promote the benefits of cleaner-burning ethanol ever since the sport adopted it,” says Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “NASCAR fans have now seen the fuel perform flawlessly for 15 million miles under the most demanding circumstances imaginable.”She says consumers have put E15 to the test for more than 11 billion miles of commutes, road trips, and picking kids up from school.“Whether on or off the track, day after day, mile after mile, E15 continues to be the smart choice for divers who care about their engines, reducing emissions, and saving money at the pump,” Skor adds. Facebook Twitter NASCAR Drivers Surpass 15 Million Miles on E15 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleDairy Consumption on the Rise on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articlePropane Shortage Due To Geographical Issues NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Social media fuels vicious attacks on young teens

first_img Previous articleNew Music: Post Punk Podge & The TechnohippiesNext articleListen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey February 02, 2019 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Background photo created by jcomp – www.freepik.comA SINISTER new Snapchat group, who upload videos of its members beating up unsuspecting teenagers, has been uncovered in Limerick.Gardaí are investigating the group after Meelick school teacher and local councillor Cathal Crowe (FF) was contacted by distressed parents.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I joined the group to see what was going on and I was appalled. There are videos of one-on-one fights between teenagers in Limerick school uniforms. That’s bad enough but the really horrible videos are ones where innocent teenagers are attacked and viciously beaten.“The worst one I saw was a child of about 12  engrossed in a PlayStation game when another boy came from behind and started punching him. Then when he slumped down in the chair, he was repeatedly kicked in the head.Cllr Cathal CroweMany of the participants are wearing LImerick school uniforms and some are wearing uniforms of schools in South Clare.Landmarks including shops and Thomond Park, identify the group as being from the locality.“These are vicious attacks and the blows I’ve see I would describe as knock-out blows. In every case where someone is punched they end up on the ground”.Cllr Crowe said that, apart from the physical hurt these attacks cause, “there is the shame and humiliation for the victim of having it posted on social media and it being seen by hundreds of their peers because there are several hundred in this group.The ones I have seen on-screen are aged between about 12 and 15.Some of the unprovoked attacks happen as teens are coming out of youth clubs and discos.Cllr Crowe was himself the victim of an unprovoked attack in the city in his first year in college, he told the Limerick Post.“I had to lick my physical wounds after that and it was terrible but I can’t imagine how I would feel if the whole thing had been filmed and put on social media.  As a teacher and a parent, I’m very concerned about the psychological effects of that”.Cllr Crowe confirmed that he made an official complaint to the Gardaí.“I was told that a number of parents have also made complaints and the Gardaí are investigating. Most of the people who feature in these videos make no effort at all to hide their identities. One of their victims was a lad I know”.He said hat while the page could be closed down and the group disbanded, this is not the answer to the problem.“It would be easy to set another page up under another name. We need legislation to control this kind of activity and that’s what I’ll be pushing for,” he declared.The Limerick Post is withholding the name of the group so as not to promote further violence. Facebook Twitter NewsCommunityCrime & CourtPoliticsSocial media fuels vicious attacks on young teensBy Bernie English – January 31, 2019 821 center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Policymakers ‘Learned Lessons’ from Great Recession in Stimulus Package

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Policymakers ‘Learned Lessons’ from Great Recession in Stimulus Package in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The U.S. Senate approved a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package on Wednesday and is set for House vote on Friday as the federal government looks to combat the impact of the virus. The bill was approved in the Senate unanimously—96-0—and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) called the vote a “proud moment for the United States.” Cameron Beane, Head of Pricing and Secondary Markets for TD Bank, said the bill will help create “helicopter money” for millions of homeowners across the U.S. “More than 3 million workers lost their jobs last week, which is staggering. The package includes stimulus payments that will put cash in the hands of many of these workers to help make ends meet and to encourage spending to support the economy,” Beane said.” This type of disbursement is often referred to as ‘helicopter money’ and it is designed to boost consumer confidence and spending as well as mitigate loan losses and the decline of broader measures of health in the U.S. economy.” One of the largest portions of the bill is that Americans who earn $75,000 in adjusted gross income would get direct payments of $1,200 each and married couples would get $2,400 each. Single Americans making more than $99,000 will be phased out of the payment plan and $198,000 for couples without children. Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist, Lending Tree, said the payments to Americans will be kept to help people meeting financial obligations, especially the more than 3 million who filed for unemployment. “There is a big risk to our servicers from borrowers not sending in payments as they would still need to meet their obligations to investors,” Kapfidze said. “This is especially acute for non-bank lenders who do not have sufficient reserves in place. It was disappointing that the bill did not directly address this risk.Beane added that the stimulus gives almost $500 million worth of “unleveraged” funding power to the U.S Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve to support businesses. “This will have a measurable impact on keeping afloat many of the entities that support the housing market—loan servicing companies, payment processing entities,” he said. “They are the backbone of the housing market infrastructure, and they play a critical role in making homeownership possible.”Holden Lewis, Home and Mortgage Expert at NerdWallet, said the federal government is making a “huge effort to prevent foreclosures brought on by COVID-19. “The $2 trillion rescue package adds $600 a week in unemployment compensation, which will help people who’ve been laid off pay their bills,” Lewis said. “On the other hand, a one-time check of up to $1,200 will not go a long way toward keeping people current on their mortgage payments.”He added people with mortgages backed by the GSEs or the Federal Housing Agency (FHA) have been given foreclosure protection by the suspension of foreclosures and evictions. “These moves show that policymakers learned lessons from the housing crash when they were slow to offer forbearances and modifications,” Lewis said. “This time, they’re going to offer forbearances right away, and Fannie and Freddie won’t even require documentation of COVID-related hardships. Later, we’ll see how supportive they are to people who need mortgage modifications.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Coronavirus 2020-03-26 Mike Albanese Tagged with: Coronavirus Policymakers ‘Learned Lessons’ from Great Recession in Stimulus Package March 26, 2020 1,005 Views Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Previous: Low-End Rentals Driving Inventory Increases Next: CFPB Issues Support for Financial Institutions Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. last_img read more