Oh autumn, we love you for the crunch of leaves beneath our feet, the cool and crisp air in our lungs, and the cozy promise of seasonal traditions, like fall hikes, holidays, and fireside meals with friends and family. At Mountain House we’ve been dishing up homestyle meals for 50 years. We hand-pick our ingredients with care in order to cook up comforting meals that can be enjoyed on or off the trail, and thanks to our unmatched freeze-dry technology, our meals can be enjoyed today, tomorrow, or 30 years from now!Homestyle Turkey Dinner CasseroleThis latest addition to the Mountain House menu has become a quick fan-favorite. Our Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole is like Thanksgiving in a pouch. Just add hot water and in minutes you’ll be digging in to the savory goodness of real turkey, stuffing, and harvest vegetables. Whether you’re enjoying the holiday in the great outdoors, or just have a craving for this quintessential autumn flavor medley, we’ve got you covered (messy kitchen not required). The Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole is available on MountainHouse.com and from your favorite outdoor retailer. Winner winner Turkey Dinner! Read reviews here.Photo by Christine ThompsonFeed The Crew With #10 CansThis time of year often means more time spent with family and friends, which means more mouths to feed! Gather your crew around the campfire or kitchen table and whip up 11 servings of the best Biscuits and Gravy this side of grandma’s kitchen. With fluffy buttermilk biscuits, real pork sausage, and a savory peppered gravy, it’s a #10 can chock-full of breakfast dreams! Just add hot water, and share the love. Read reviews here.Make Room For DessertCool autumn evenings call for the warm, cinnamon-goodness of our Apple Crisp. Or if your sweet tooth kicks in on a woodsy hike where hot water isn’t close at-hand, dig into ready-to-eat nibbles like our classic Ice Cream Sandwich. And if you’re in charge of bringing dessert for the masses, there’s nothing easier (or tastier!) than a #10 can of our Raspberry Crumble, 12 just-add-water servings of chocolate cookie crumbles and delectable raspberry sauce.Photo by Uncage the SoulIt’s the sweetest time of the year, and Mountain House is here to fill up hungry bellies with tasty and reliable fall favorites, so you can spend more time filling up the memory bank with friends and family.Feature photo by Roxanna Froese
BLOG: Get Caught Up on the Extremist Republican Budget (VIDEO) January 03, 2016 By: Sophie Stone Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfWatch Governor Wolf’s remarks on rejecting the Republican plan to cut education (and read the transcript of the remarks). Schools That Teach, The Blog, Videos In case you missed everything that has happened since Republican lawmakers reneged on the compromise budget agreement and left town for holiday vacation, we put together a quick play-by-play to get you up to speed. Watch the video, and then read the explainer below to get caught up. The Story.For the first time in years, Pennsylvania had an opportunity to fund our schools and fix the structural deficit, but Republican leaders left the Capitol for a holiday vacation on December 23rd without passing the compromise budget agreement.Instead, Republican extremists in the legislature pushed through an irresponsible budget that increases the deficit, cuts funding to schools by $95 million, and fails to fund Pennsylvania’s institutions of higher learning at all.On December 29th, Governor Wolf announced he would be line-item vetoing the budget Republicans pushed through; the governor vetoed the Republican plan to cut education while also releasing emergency funds for key services — and called on the legislature to get back to work and finish the job on a real compromise budget.Then, on December 30th, the Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency issued a warning that Pennsylvania’s fiscal challenges remain, surprising no one, and urged that the Republican legislature must act responsibly to balance Pennsylvania’s budget.Also on December 30th, newspaper editorial boards across the state joined Governor Wolf in calling out Republican lawmakers for their unbalanced and half-baked plan to cut $95 million from education funding.Wait..Back Up. That’s right — the Republican budget once again underfunds education and uses gimmicks that will actually lead to a $95 million cut in funding for our schools.We’ve seen what four years of disastrous budget cuts under Republican Tom Corbett has done to our children’s chances at a good education. There have been tens of thousands of educator layoffs, increases in class sizes, and massive program cuts.Now, Republicans continue to refuse to adequately fund Pre-K through 12 education in Pennsylvania.Moreover, the Republicans did not pass legislation to provide funding for Pennsylvania’s institutions of higher learning including Pitt, Penn State, Temple, Lincoln, and the Penn Vet School, leaving them completely without state funding.How Did That Happen?The Republicans who passed this sham budget that does not balance and explodes the deficit hoped that the people of Pennsylvania wouldn’t look at the details of their budget and recognize this cut.It leaves unresolved the most pressing needs facing the government and the people it is supposed to serve: adequate education funding, property tax reform, public pension reform, economic development and job creation.[The Times-Tribune, 12/30/15]This year the Republican budget underfunds education while failing to fund over $305 million in school construction reimbursements.Republicans propose to pay for school construction by issuing billions in debt. But because the Republican budget fails to take any meaningful steps to fix Pennsylvania’s structural budget deficit – which has already led to five credit downgrades – the commonwealth will be unable to responsibly issue debt to fund school construction.This irresponsibility means that their marginal funding increase for education will be completely negated and will actually balloon our deficit.What Next?First Lady Frances Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians why we owe it to our state’s children to fund their education: it’s crucial to our children’s futures, but also our future as a state.We need a budget that invests in our children’s future and creates a stable financial environment for our commonwealth so it can grow in the future. It’s time to stop the games and gimmicks.That’s why earlier this week Governor Wolf vetoed the Republican’s plan to cut education funding while also releasing emergency funds.Now, Governor Wolf is asking Republican leaders to get back to work and pass a fiscally responsible budget that reinvests in our classrooms.Bottom Line. (TL;DR.)There are many reasons why this budget is wrong for Pennsylvania, but the most important takeaway is that the Republican budget will lead to a $95 million cut to education funding. That’s why Governor Wolf vetoed the Republican’s plan to cut education funding while also releasing emergency funds. Governor Wolf is now calling on legislators to return to work immediately and pass a real budget for Pennsylvania. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The £6.8bn (€9.2bn) Merseyside Pension Fund is searching to replace the day-to-day manager for its near £400m property portfolio.The local government pension scheme (LGPS) appointed CBRE to run its portfolio in 2009 but is now tendering for a new manager, on another six to ten-year contract.The property manager will run the day-to-day operations for its portfolio that includes shopping centres in the South East of England, a business park and a building in London’s Mayfair district.Merseyside is also tendering for a property adviser which it said will liaise with the scheme and the manager to ensure all valuations and stakeholders have up-to-date information on the portfolio. The pension fund’s property holdings rose 18% in value over the year to April 2015 becoming the biggest contributor of growth to the portfolio’s 12.6% return – which itself was 2 percentage points above benchmark.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor consent for start-up of the Trestakk field in the Norwegian Sea.Trestakk field illustration. Source: EquinorFollowing Equinor’s submission in November 2016, the Norwegian authorities approved the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the Trestakk discovery back in April 2017.Equinor, as the operator, plans to start-up the Trestakk field during the month of May 2019, according to NPD’s statement on Monday, May 13.Consent for start-up of Trestakk is granted to the licensees in production licence PL091 which, apart from Equinor, include ExxonMobil and Vår Energi.It is also worth mentioning that Equinor was given consent by the Petroleum Safety Authority for the use of the pipeline and subsea production facilities at Trestakk field in March 2019.Investments in the development of the field are expected to total approx. NOK 4.8 billion ($549.2M).Equinor estimates the recoverable volume from Trestakk at 10.7 million standard cubic meters of oil (67 million bbls) and 1.4 billion cubic meters of gas.Trestakk is located about 25 kilometers southeast of the Åsgard field. The field will be developed with a subsea template with four well slots and one satellite well.The well stream will be transported through a 12-inch production pipeline to the Åsgard A facility, where the well stream will be processed. The plan is to produce the Trestakk reserves with pressure support in the form of gas injection.The addition of Trestakk will bring the total number of producing fields on the Norwegian shelf to 85.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
“Boracay indeed is reforming and withthe continuous rehabilitation, lasting changes must be implemented. The BoracayIsland Council will take over the management, development, regulation,protection and maintenance of the island,” Haresco said in promoting the bill. Haresco introduced House Bill No. 4175,which seeks to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance ofutilities, activities and infrastructure in Boracay Island. BORACAY – Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr. ofthe 2nd District of Aklan is seeking the passage of a measure in the House ofRepresentatives creating a policy-making body that will oversee the managementand development of this world-famous island. The bill also mandates the council toformulate short-term and long-term strategies for sustainable development,environment protection, social development and infrastructure development andto formulate and implement innovative management techniques and strategies,conduct public consultations and raise public awareness on the protection,development and optimum utilization of coastal, marine and fisheries resources. Under the proposed measure, the BoracayIsland Council will be under the Office of the President and will be composedof secretaries of the Department of the Interior and Local Government,Department of Justice, Department of Tourism and Department of Environment andNatural Resources. The island reopened to tourists onOctober last year after a six-month closure and rehabilitation. Other council members are administratorof the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, director of theLand Management Bureau, administrator of Land Registration Authority, andchairperson of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples as well asrepresentatives of the province of Aklan, local community organizations and theprivate sector. In addition, the council is alsodirected to order the closure or suspension of any development or construction,file criminal charges against violators and issue cease and desist order forany act or omission that violates the “Act Creating the Boracay IslandCouncil.” The bill has been referred to the HouseCommittee on Natural Resources on Sept. 3. Haresco said all utilization anddevelopment should strictly comply with the land use plan approved by the Boracay Island Counciland the requirements imposed by existing environmental rules, regulations andother issuances. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)
A.J. Waltz, 2013 champion of the Maverick Challenge sponsored by AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County, presents his business plan to the judges.DEARBORN COUNTY – Earlier this year, South Dearborn High School Class of 2014 member Crystal Nichols won $3,000 for her business idea. In 2013, East CentralHigh School graduate A.J. Waltz won $3,000 and put it towards establishing a successful photography business.Which Dearborn County high school student will be the next champion of the Maverick Challenge sponsored by AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County? It could be you.The Maverick Challenge was founded in 2008 by the Columbus, Indiana Area Chamber of Commerce. The competition gives high school students in eleven southeast Indiana counties the opportunity to learn what it takes to get a small business going. They’ll receive insightful direction on planning, learn to manage finances, and network. The prize money can be used to pay for college or make their Maverick business plan become a reality.Participants have a shot at winning up to $12,000 in the startup business competition pitting them against their fellow aspiring entrepreneurs both within DearbornCounty and throughout southeast Indiana.“Maverick is a program which reflects AIM YP’s belief that the county’s brightest and most promising minds can find success in life and their careers at home,” says AIM YP President Hollie Stoops.Online registrations to compete in the AIM YP sponsored local Maverick Challenge are being accepted now through Friday, September 19 at MaverickChallenge.com. There is no cost to register.
Indianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill this week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling on the constitutionality of an Indiana law requiring fetal ultrasounds at least 18 hours prior to abortions.In July of 2018, a panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit enjoined the law – accepting Planned Parenthood’s contention that it placed an undue burden on women seeking abortions. In this week’s filing, however, Attorney General Hill notes that the law essentially combines two Indiana statutes that have been on the books for years.In 1995, the Indiana General Assembly passed the informed-consent statute, which specified that a woman must receive, in person, information relevant to abortion and childbirth at least 18 hours before an abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a similar statute in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey.Then, in 2011, the state legislature passed another law requiring an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. It required medical staff to show the ultrasounds to women seeking abortions unless they expressed in writing that they did not wish to see them. In 2016, lawmakers added the provision at issue in this week’s filing – which stipulates that the required ultrasound take place at the informed-consent appointment at least 18 hours before the abortion procedure.“The state has a compelling interest to protect fetal life and dignity,” Attorney General Hill said. “It also has an obligation to ensure that women do not feel rushed or pressured into getting an abortion. I hope the Supreme Court will establish the clear constitutionality of this vitally important legislation.”
But it was he who slid McGeady in behind full-back Joseph Chipolina two minutes later to square for Keane to sweep home his low cross, and he who split the Gibraltar defence with an instinctive 10th-minute pass to allow the LA Galaxy frontman to make it 2-0. Keane completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot with just 18 minutes gone after Hoolahan had been upended by Perez, and the points were secure. But for Perez, Ireland might have led even more handsomely at half-time, but any respite was purely temporary as the scoreboard ticked over with almost monotonous regularity after the restart. McClean needed just seconds to add his name to the scoresheet from Keane’s pass, and it was 5-0 with 51 minutes on the clock when the unfortunate Perez unwittingly turned the ball into his own net after denying Keane a fourth goal of his own. Perez thwarted Keane once again two minutes later, but McClean was on hand to dispatch the rebound, and Hoolahan helped himself as the hour-mark approached, waltzing through a shell-shocked Gibraltar defender to make it 7-0. He and Keane were withdrawn with 27 minutes remaining with O’Neill perhaps having one eye on Tuesday’s intensely difficult trip to Gelsenkirchen, but the result had been beyond doubt long before they headed for the showers. To their credit, Gibraltar managed to hold out without further damage for more than half an hour as the Republic threatened to eclipse Poland’s tally against them last month, although the foot was off the pedal as time ran down on an evening which ultimately proved as straightforward as O’Neill would have hoped despite his earlier caveats. Robbie Keane plundered a hat-trick as the Republic of Ireland maintained a perfect start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 7-0 demolition of minnows Gibraltar. James McClean added a second-half double either side of keeper Jordan Perez’s own goal, and Wes Hoolahan capped a fine individual display with the seventh with 59 minutes gone. Martin O’Neill’s men were expected to win the game and win it handsomely, but they did so in a fashion which will have pleased those who have bemoaned Ireland’s failure in recent years to dispose of weaker opposition so emphatically. Long before the final whistle, minds were already turning to the far more taxing proposition which awaits them in Germany on Tuesday evening, but the mission all along was to fly out there with six points safely banked, and that has been fulfilled. At the end of a week during which the publication of assistant manager Roy Keane’s updated autobiography had been by far the biggest talking point, football and the business of collecting three precious points became the focus once again. O’Neill had been at pains to stress in the run-up to the game that there would be no room for complacency even against a team made up of police officers, firefighters and students which shipped seven goals in its first competitive outing last month. Patience was very much the watch-word, but the manager need not have worried. Keane led Ireland out with 62 senior international goals to his name and by the time he left the field at half-time, the total had increased significantly. Hoolahan, who tormented the visitors from the hole behind lone striker Keane, was the architect, although his evening had started in disappointing fashion when he missed the target from a fourth-minute header after being picked out unmarked by Aiden McGeady. Keane struck three times inside 12 first-half minutes to wrap up a second successive Group D victory before he and his team-mates had even broken sweat to leave the visitors in tatters. The Ireland skipper, winning his 136th cap, has now scored 65 senior international goals, only three fewer than West Germany star Gerd Muller, whose haul of 68 came in just 62 appearances for his country. Press Association
He said on the club’s official website www.arsenal.com: “In the Premier League everything is possible and we have to look forward now. “We have important games in front of us that we want to be successful in.” Newcastle may have some selection concerns, with head coach John Carver having only some 13 fit senior outfield players, but Wenger is expecting the home support to lift the beleaguered Magpies. “Newcastle is always very tight, very difficult games,” he said. “They always have a very motivated crowd and they always play well against us.” Press Association Despite having gone out of the Champions League to Monaco on away goals after Wednesday night’s 2-0 win at the Stade Louis II Stadium, with a run of eight victories from the last nine league matches, Arsenal are certainly in fine domestic form, having also progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they will face Reading at Wembley on April 18. Following last weekend’s Premier League results, which saw Manchester City lose and leaders Chelsea held to a draw at Stamford Bridge by Southampton, Blues boss Jose Mourinho declared the Gunners now back in the title race, albeit still seven points behind and having played a match more. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his team to focus on maintaining their own performance levels over the final nine Barclays Premier League games rather than worry about whether leaders Chelsea might slip up again. Arsenal will host Chelsea at the end of April, but Wenger maintains his men must first continue to deliver consistent results and not concern themselves with the form of other sides. “At the moment we are too far away from Chelsea, but we have an opportunity every week to get closer and for that we need positive results from us, and negative results from Chelsea. The only thing we can master is positive results from us,” said Wenger, who takes his team to Newcastle on Saturday. “I believe Chelsea still has a very good cushion and very good security.” Wenger continued: “It is very tight. “We are on the neck of Man City, but straight behind us we have Man United and Liverpool, even Tottenham and Southampton are not completely out of it. “But we just have to focus on our performances and our strengths. I do not count on the weaknesses of any of our opponents. “It is down to our performances until the end of the season.” German midfielder Mesut Ozil believes the Arsenal players have the needed focus to deliver.
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit back at reports Nicolas Anelka and Alex have been frozen out by the club.Both players have been placed on the transfer list and are set to leave Stamford Bridge in January. Neither trained with the rest of the squad on Monday.But Villas-Boas has denied claims the duo have been harshly treated – and even suggested they could still play for the Blues again.AdChoices广告He said: “A conversation was had with those players and they accepted it. It doesn’t mean they cannot return in the future to first-team activity.“The players are not being treated like criminals – contrary to what has been written. These are top professional players and we have respect for that.“The players involved are still in contact with us and it doesn’t mean they will not return in the future.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter