VietNamNet Bridge – Many pineapple farmers in Tien Giang Province’s Tan Phuoc District, the largest pineapple planting area in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, are taking losses because of fluctuating prices caused by an oversupply. A farmer in Tien Giang Province harvests pineapples. — VNA/VNS Photo Nam Thai Nguyen Xuan Hai, deputy head of the district’s Agriculture and Rural Development, said that pineapples were selling for VND2,000–3,000 a kilo. Since mid-year, the price has ranged from VND1,500–5,500 a kilo. With the decline in price, farmers are now suffering a loss of VND10-15 million (US$440-$660) per ha per crop. The fruit has helped many farmers escape poverty in recent years. Tan Phuoc’s Queen pineapples, one of the main varieties in Tien Giang, are well-known for high quality. The district has about 16,500ha of pineapples with an average yield of 20 tonnes per ha per crop. A pineapple crop lasts between 12-15 months. … [Read more...] about Delta pineapple farmers suffer losses due to fluctuating prices
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TROUBLED Katie Price crashed her £63,000 Range Rover while reportedly on the phone just two weeks before her drink-drive arrest. The ex-glamour model was on the A3 in Surrey when she hit the back of a Mercedes that was sat in traffic, Mail Online reports. Driver Katie Pugh, 23, claims she looked in her rear view mirror and saw Price appeared to be on the phone just moments before the crash. The alleged crash came just days before the 40-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a night partying with boyfriend Kris Boyson. She spent a night in the cells in Plumstead, South London, after crashing her pink Range Rover into a bush in the early hours of October 10. Ms Pugh told the website: "The driver was hunched over, clearly looking at their phone and not looking at the road. "I remember thinking that person isn't going to stop and then there was a bang and she had accelerated right into the back of me. "I was in shock and upset because I'd never been in a crash … [Read more...] about Katie Price gave me whiplash when she pranged me in £63k Range Rover while on the phone just two weeks before drink-drive arrest
The Supreme Court made it clear in its well-known Twombly decision in 2007 that “liberal pleading requirements of the Federal Rules do not negate the need to plead sufficient facts so that each element of an alleged antitrust violation can be identified.”1 “Factual allegations must be enough to raise a right to relief above the speculative level.”2 The allegations must “plausibly” suggest a right to relief.3 The Second Circuit’s recent opinion in Affinity LLC v. GfK Media Research & Intelligence, LLC,4 relied on these requirements in affirming the dismissal of an antitrust complaint charging that the defendant engaged in predatory, below-cost pricing in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. Given the facts of the case as alleged, the question is whether the court went too far, even under the Supreme Court’s Twombly pleading standard?Affinity and GfK, the … [Read more...] about Second Circuit Reinforces Tough Predatory Pricing Pleading Standards—Can Anyone Properly Plead a Predatory Pricing Claim?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Philip Bump May 22 at 3:35 PM Email the author A gas pump nozzle is seen at a gas station as reports indicate that the price of gas continues to rise. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Let’s say your car holds 12 gallons of gas. If you have filled up your gas tank nine times in the past week (for some reason), you have spent an average of about $61 dollars more on gas this week than you would have the day President Trump was inaugurated. If you are in the bottom 20 percent of Americans in income, we have some bad news for you: There goes your tax cut. Democrats have decided to put a new rhetorical emphasis on rising gas … [Read more...] about An increase in gas prices easily outpaces the benefits of the tax bill for lower-income Americans
Share Tweet Email Health & Fitness Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5236432" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Infant deaths prompt warning about Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play. Jeff Chirico reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on April 5, 2019. Share: Share Tweet Email WPVI By Consumer Reports says last week's government warning about a popular Fisher-Price baby sleeper doesn't go far enough, saying there have been more deaths than previously reported. Based on its investigation, Consumer Reports has advised parents to stop using infant inclined sleep products for unsupervised sleep altogether. A Consumer Reports investigation revealed far more deaths linked to the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper than stated last week by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price. RELATED: … [Read more...] about Consumer Reports: More than 30 deaths associated with Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper