OTTAWA (660 NEWS) – As Canada and the U.S. restart high level NAFTA talks in Washington, the Dairy Farmers of Canada are in Ottawa warning the Trudeau government not to make any concessions on their sector.Dairy Farmers call on the Trudeau government not to make any concessions in a new NAFTA deal #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/G7NhdESH4U— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) September 19, 2018Saying “enough is enough”, dairy farmers caution the Trudeau government that any compromise with the U.S. on supply management would be devastating to the industry.“For American farmers, the Canadian market is a drop in the bucket,” David Weins with the Dairy Farmers of Canada said Wednesday morning. “For us, it is our livelihood.”Dairy Farmers asked by show of hands who thinks the government will defend their industry. They all put up their hands. One rep points out they are here to stress the importance of the dairy industry and support the government in defending the sector #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) September 19, 2018He says they can’t take another hit after already giving up ground in the recent European and Trans Pacific trade deals.“Resulting in the equivalent of $250-million annually in lost milk production.Weins adds “it’s like dying a death by a thousand drops of milk.”He point out more than 200,000 jobs rely on the sector.The U.S. has said Canada needs to bend on dairy, and while the Trudeau government has said it will defend the sector in NAFTA talks, it hasn’t ruled out concessions.
Jose Callejon has seen a lot of maturity and growth in the current Napoli side but still uncertain of the best team he’s played in.Napoli will confront Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League tonight and can take a big step toward the Last 16 with a win.The Spaniard sat alongside Coach Carlo Ancelotti in the pre-match Press conference, and he was asked if this is the best team he’s played in.“I think we’ve been strong every year,” Callejon disclosed to Football Italia.“I couldn’t tell you if it’s the strongest team, there have been a lot of strong players in the last few years.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“We’ve been playing together for a long time, we know each other more and more and over the years we’ve become more mature.“We’ve played important games and over the years we’ve all become stronger.“We’re aware of being more mature, then the Coach is giving us more confidence. We can do great things and we hope to do well tomorrow.”Callejon hasn’t scored yet this season, although he does have an assist in each of his last three games.“I’m calm, I’m helping the team in every game, I assist my teammates. This is how football is, when the goal doesn’t come then it’s true that you feel it, but then once one comes you get many more.”
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) vowed to fight the Army’s planned restructuring after learning from Army Secretary John McHugh on Wednesday that two Georgia posts would lose a total of 4,350 soldiers.“I am demanding answers from the Department of Defense on how they are justifying these troop cuts in Georgia,” Isakson said of the Army’s plans to eliminate, on a net basis, 950 soldiers from Fort Stewart and 3,400 troops from Fort Benning.“I have talked in great detail with Secretary McHugh today and will continue to fight to see to it that we preserve every soldier in Georgia that we can,” according to his press release.Isakson also threatened to stop a nominee to a senior DOD position from gaining a confirmation vote in the Senate.“I have also taken steps to block a Senate vote on the president’s nomination of a new congressional liaison for the Department of Defense in light of the department’s failure to give Congress a heads up before these cuts were made public,” he stated.Isakson’s comments came one day ahead of the Army’s public announcement of which installations would be affected by its plan to shrink the Army by 40,000 soldiers by fiscal 2017 to comply with stringent spending caps. The service also is expected to announce 17,000 civilian layoffs.The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services committees also decried the pending cuts that would reduce the service’s active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000.Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the Army’s plan a “dangerous consequence of budget-driven strategy,” reported Defense News.“Any conceivable strategic rationale for this cut to Army end-strength has been overturned by the events of the last few years from the rise of ISIL, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Ebola crisis, and more,” McCain said.McCain called for a bipartisan budget deal to lift the spending caps, which would force Army officials to cut end strength to 420,000 and increase “the risk that in a crisis, we will have too few soldiers who could enter a fight without proper training or equipment.” Dan Cohen AUTHOR