FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group. Trump tweeted that the U.S. would be designating antifa as a terrorist organization, even though such designations are reserved for foreign groups and antifa lacks the hierarchical structure of formal organizations.
The U.S. satellite was missing for 50 years.
It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. The National Weather Service warned that the dry lightning striking a parched landscape “could lead to new wildfire.” Thousands of bolts ignited hundreds of fires in California and at least one in Oregon, setting the stage for some of the most destructive wildfires the West Coast states have seen in modern times.
In a moment of possibility where financial, consumer and societal trends are converging around the need for new action on climate change, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) this week issued a new report spotlighting the key role U.S. agriculture plays in reaching the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Britain backed down in the “food blockade” row with Brussels on Thursday and agreed to EU demands for further details on its food and animal health regime after Brexit. The 中港集運 emerged as a Government policy paper set out details of the compromise Boris Johnson struck with Tory rebels over the Internal Market Bill. The compromise makes it more difficult to trigger provisions that would break the Withdrawal Agreement and international law. Boris Johnson had accused the EU of threatening to cut off food supplies from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland during trade negotiations with the UK by withholding “third country listing”. If British animals and animal products are not added to the bloc’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) lists for non-EU countries, exports such as cheese, lamb, eggs and beef would be illegal in the EU and Northern Ireland. It will also be much harder for pets and racehorses to travel. Brussels said it needed clarity on what the UK’s future rules would be from the end of the transition period on January 1, when the country leaves the Single Market and Customs Union. “Michel Barnier clearly stated that the EU is not refusing to list the UK as a third country for food imports,” a commission spokesman said. “We are still waiting for comprehensive information on what the UK’s future rules will be, in particular for imports, after 31 December 2020 and when these rules will be adopted.” The spokesman said the UK had told Brussels it would use a modified version of EU rules on animal and public health. “We are waiting for this legislation to be put forward," he said. “We will be laying secondary legislation next month to clarify listing procedures in future,” a UK government spokesman said, “we are operating the same rules and will be at the end of the transition period.” The commission said listing could take place in a matter of days once the information was given. The UK was listed in 2019, once Theresa May’s government showed legislation proving that the EU’s SPS regime would effectively continue if there was a no deal. The prime minister used the “threat” of the blockade, which EU diplomats dismissed as “spin” and “fake 中港集運”, to justify his Internal Market Bill. The Bill has no provisions over SPS but does on export declarations from Britain to Northern Ireland and state aid rules.
“The SAT is emblematic of higher education’s failure to keep up with the times...Just the stuff that systemic racism thrives on.”
“These tests create unnecessary stress for young people already dealing with mental health challenges.”
“Dropping the SAT requirement makes it harder for colleges to compare applicants against a common standard.”
“The best predictor of college success overall is a simple one: high school grades.”
“What matters more is a broader push to help minority students get better educations.”