Farmers seeking recognition of effects of adverse weather

first_imgNews Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook By News Highland – July 16, 2012 Google+ Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedcenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Previous articleIrish Government to make formal complaint about Mc Areavey photosNext articleMc Conalogue welcomes promotion to FF Education Spokesperson News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Farmers seeking recognition of effects of adverse weather NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Farmers suffering from the effects of one of the wettest summers on record, will be hoping the Agriculture Minister wins some concessions for them in Brussels today.Simon Coveney is to attend a meeting of the Farm Council in Brussels, and the Irish Farmer’s Association wants him to appeal to Europe for an exceptional handout.The IFA’s hoping for a 70 per cent advance on the Single Farm Payment due on October 16th.There is precedent here – the European Commission made a similar move in 2009, one of the worst summers of recent years.IFA President John Bryan says it’s crucial Deputy Coveney suceeds in winning the advance……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/bryan.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, the ICSA is urging farm inspectors to make allowances for the serious effect the current heavy rainfall is having on farms across Donegal.They say they understand the Department is obliged to carry out inspections, and they cannot be cancelled or postponed.However, the ICSA says meeting some required standards under these weather conditions will be extremely difficult and they want inspectors to recognise this. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Loan Zone: Canada’s new mortgage stress test rule

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Effective Jan. 1, federally regulated financial institutions in Canada are now required to meet the new Mortgage Stress Test Rule handed down from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. While the rule won’t directly impact provincially regulated credit unions, there could be a trickle-down effect—resulting in both potential opportunity and risks for Canadian CUs.The rule requires buyers with uninsured mortgages to prove they can afford payments based on the greater of the Bank of Canada’s five-year benchmark rate (currently 4.99 percent) or their contract mortgage rate plus two percentage points. (Read more about qualified mortgages and the ability to repay in the U.S.)Stephen Kerr, a partner at the Canadian law firm Fasken Martineau, Toronto, shares his perspective. Specifically, he describes how Canadian credit unions can evaluate their mortgage underwriting guidelines to prepare for and perhaps take advantage of the new rule. continue reading »last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, July 12

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCan’t take four more years of amoral TrumpPeople with honor and dignity cannot stand working for President Trump very long.Now we have temporary, unconfirmed, acting heads of customs and border protection, acting homeland secretaries, acting heads of citizenship and immigration, acting defense secretary, and vacancies throughout the government.President Trump prefers acting people because they are compliant.One result is the terrible maltreatment of children on the U.S. southern border.We once were horrified to see Syrian parents and babies washing up to be virtual prisoners on the shores of Greece or arriving to find guns and barbed wire pointing at them in Hungary. Now, here in the United States, it’s little and non-nutritious food, little or no drinking water, no bathing, no sleeping, no parents, no asylum hearings, no love, all punishment for children in our care. Are we no better than Greece or Hungary?If we tolerate our amoral, shameless president for four more years, it will get worse. Take back our honor. Save the children. Close the camps.Help the world. Vote in 2020.David GibsonBallston LakeWhy should we all have to pay again?Why do we have to pay again?Montgomery County broke a contract for garbage disposal with Fulton County. I ask Matt Ossenfort, who is responsible. He is Montgomery county executive, just as Ann Thane was responsible for the city of Amsterdam.Who should take the blame for the $5 million in debt when she left?Who takes the blame that obviously we broke the contract by taking in garbage at a higher price than we were paying Fulton County?Who is responsible for the $450,000 that we must pay Fulton County? Was it the country executive, legislatures or some other employee?Who is responsible for the  $450,000 that we have to pay? This county has to smarten up. Ann Thane and her cohort Gerry DeCusatis should be liable for some of the city debt, just as Matt Ossenfort should be liable for the garbage fiasco — especially since now we have to pay more again for disposal. Ann Thane and Gerry DeCusatis both have nice, rewarded jobs with the state (paying $97,000 and $86,000 annually by state records). Maybe they should have their wages garnished to pay back the $5 million deficit, neve rmind blaming dead people and others. The county and city are on a bad path.Take off the rose-colored glasses. You might think things are getting better, but ride around and look.Enough is enough.Sandy “Rogo” RoginskiAmsterdamOnly help immigrants who are here legallyBravo. David DeMarco was absolutely right about coming into our country legally in his July 7 letter, (“Want rights? Enter the country legally”).I think we should help all immigrants who come legally, but I don’t think we should help those who come illegally.They broke our laws to get here and should not take away from those who are here legally or were born here.We have too many poor people who need our help and should get it. I also agree that only those who are legally here should get driver’s licenses.Carol VaccaSharon SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more