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  • Why The $900 Million In Infrastructure Grants Just Announced Won’t Make A Dent
    Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that $900 million in grants have been made available to states for infrastructure purposes. The money is supposed to be used for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact, but truckers who hope to see an improvement in roads and bridges don’t have much to smile about. All $900 million will be awarded through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The BUILD program focuses on all types of transportation infrastructure. Projects involving roads, bridges, public transit, rail, ports, and intermodal transportation are all eligible to receive money through the program. Each grant awarded has a maximum amount of $25 million, and no one state will be awarded over $90 million in grants per year. According to Secretary Chao, grant applications will be evaluated based on several criteria. Those criteria include improvedments to… ..... Read More.
    TRUCKERS REPORT – Trucks & Trucking | Business & CommerceFri, April 26, 2019
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  • Erratic weather patterns in the Central American Dry Corridor leave 1.4 million people in ...
    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that prolonged droughts and heavy rain have destroyed more than half of the maize and bean crops of the subsistence farmers along the Central American Dry Corridor, leaving them without food reserves and affecting their food security. ..... Read More.
    FAO.org – Ag News | Farming & AgricultureThu, April 25, 2019
    4 weeks ago
  • Longhaulpaul Raises $18,500 for MS Charity on Yamaha Star Venture
    Longhaulpaul (Paul Pelland) ran his 2018 Yamaha Star Venture on a dyno for 24 hours to raise funds for an MS charity and set his third world record.Paul Pelland, also known as Longhaulpaul, set his third world record by riding a 2018 Yamaha Star Venture for 24 straight hours on a dynamometer, while raising $18,500 for the multiple sclerosis charity MS Views and News, Inc. Longhaulpaul’s “Nonstop to Nowhere” event was broadcast live on Facebook in a telethon-style fundraiser as Pelland rode his Yamaha Star Venture at freeway speeds on a dynamometer for 24 straight hours with no rest breaks or stops, traveling an estimated 1,674 miles. The event offered a variety of entertainment including Pelland playing guitar, eating bugs and raffling off $3,600 worth of prizes, all while seated on the Star Venture. Thousands of viewers from around the world tuned in throughout the broadcast, with hundreds of donors… ..... Read More.
    RIDER MAGAZINE – Motorcycles | Sports & RecreationThu, April 25, 2019
    4 weeks ago
  • New Gear: Shoei GT-Air II Helmet
    Shoei GT-Air II Helmet.The successor to Shoei’s GT Air touring helmet, the GT Air II, features updates and advancements that make it better than ever. The internal sun shield was lengthened for better coverage; the visor has a new “first position” opening for defogging and ventilation; aerodynamics and noise-reduction were enhanced; and it integrates with the Sena SRL2 communication system. The GT Air II is available in XS-2XL spread over three shell sizes starting at $599. See your dealer or visit shoeihelmets.com ..... Read More.
    RIDER MAGAZINE – Motorcycles | Sports & RecreationThu, April 25, 2019
    4 weeks ago
  • Boosting pastoralists’ resilience, key to achieving peace in the Sahel
    “Major investments in rural development and agriculture must be integral to peacebuilding efforts”, FAO's Director-General said in a visit to a project for pastoral resilience in the Sahel region, where FAO and the EU are partnering against hunger through strengthened food insecurity and supporting policy change. ..... Read More.
    FAO.org – Ag News | Farming & AgricultureThu, April 25, 2019
    4 weeks ago
  • New guidelines to enhance food insecurity and malnutrition analysis including in areas wit...
    The new version of the IPC Technical Manual, in addition to the IPC's Acute Food Insecurity scale, incorporates two new scales, measuring chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, and a new classification of the IPC Acute Food Insecurity scale's Phase 5, called ‘Famine Likely'. ..... Read More.
    FAO.org – Ag News | Farming & AgricultureWed, April 24, 2019
    4 weeks ago
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