Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY Published 4:18 AM EST Feb 11, 2019 ROMFORD, England – Unlike the Queen, whose nuclear-war escape plan has been updated for any Brexit backlash, retiree Ian Day has no get-out-quick strategy if Britain's European Union exit causes disturbances, whether economic or civil unrest. Neither does Richard Willis, the owner of what he advertises as "probably the most famous snooker club in the world" because of its association with a legendary player. Newspaper sales executive Zachary Scott? He, too, has no plans to run for the hills if Brexit goes unambiguously sideways – and that's not just because this predominantly working class suburb northeast of London has no nearby hills. Food shortages, sky-rocketing cheese prices, grounded airplanes, traffic jams, riots and yes, a repurposed Cold War-era emergency exit route for Buckingham Palace's most famous 92-year-old wearer of colorful big hats, are just some of the … [Read more...] about Brexit: The Queen has an escape plan, but how bad will it really get?
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US & Canada By Jessica Murphy & Natalie Sherman BBC News 1 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45674261 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel After a few hectic final weeks and a last-minute, late-night scramble, … [Read more...] about Who gets what from ‘new Nafta’ deal?
Chad Arnold and Joseph Spector Albany Bureau Published 1:20 PM EDT Oct 1, 2018 ALBANY - Canada has joined the United States and Mexico in a last-minute trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, potentially opening up dairy markets long sought by New York dairy farmers. The deal follows an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico last month that eliminated most tariffs on goods traded between the countries. The Trump administration imposed an end of September deadline for Canada to join the agreement or face tariffs on vehicles exported to the U.S. "It’ll either be a tariff on cars, or it’ll be a negotiated deal," Trump said at the time. "Frankly, a tariff on cars is a much easier way to go. Perhaps the other would be much better for Canada.” On Monday, Trump praised the deal and so did New York farm groups. New York is the third largest producer of milk in the nation. It also ranks first for the production of yogurt, … [Read more...] about New NAFTA Deal: How it will benefit New York farms and milk sales
You have memories that will be with you forever. A birthday party when you got sick from eating too much chocolate. The day you met your spouse. I vividly remember a day that changed my life. At the WERU fair, Charlie Ewing convinced me that I could easily build my own solar electrical and water heating systems. It is easy if you know as much as Charlie Ewing, but it took me several years.Yesterday I witnessed two things I will never forget. The first one was a visit with David Bright. He showed me how easy it is to install a radiant heating system on top of the floor in an old house. I already knew that radiant heat entailed a concrete heat sink in new construction. I also read that the little PEX pipes could be up between the stringers beneath the floor. Before I put radiant solar heat in my new cellar floor I visited my neighbors Hilly and BB Davis and Jim Kinney’s daughter in Cushing. They had radiant heat in their floors, and I wanted to see what radiant heat looked like. … [Read more...] about The humble Farmer: Don’t burn your house to cook a pig, and other lessons learned
It’s 11 o’clock in the morning and 18-year-old Corbin Bouchard is done for the day. He’s harvested almost 60 pounds of blueberries, sent off even more to the farmers market and will now load up his car with fellow teenage pickers to cart back home to Brunswick, where most of his friends are just beginning to wake up for another summer day in Maine. He wipes his brow. Bouchard is a picker at Fairwinds Farm, a 61-acre farm surrounded by the Kennebec River in Bowdoinham. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, you name it – he’s probably harvested them. He is among the almost 40 teens employed at Fairwinds for the summer season.Nathan Thomas, 18, of New Gloucester, unloads a bucket of freshly picked cucumbers on Monday at Pineland Farms. Staff photo by Ben McCanna Years ago, working on the farm during the harvest season was the norm for many Maine teenagers. These days, it’s an anomaly, according to Lucretia Woodruff, who co-owns Milkweed Farm in … [Read more...] about Teen farmhands learn lessons of grit, teamwork and, of course, how food is grown