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¡Hagamos a las corporaciones, bancos y el Pentágono pagar por las reparaciones climáticas!

first_imgLa huelga climática global del 20 al 27 de septiembre exige un examen inquebrantable de las raíces de la crisis climática. A pesar de las afirmaciones que niegan las razones del cambio de la clima, la evidencia científica masiva muestra que la liberación de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, principalmente la quema de combustibles fósiles, ha desestabilizado tanto el sistema de autorregulación de la Tierra que la humanidad ahora está sufriendo una cascada de catástrofes no naturales.En los últimos años, hemos visto niveles históricos de destrucción y muerte en el hemisferio occidental, recientemente en las Bahamas, Puerto Rico y la costa este de los EE.UU. Todos los días escuchamos sobre una nueva tragedia climática en otras partes del mundo, desde incendios que devoran las selvas tropicales del Amazonas y África Central, tormentas e inundaciones más intensas, glaciares que se derriten rápidamente, hasta el 41 por ciento de las especies de insectos globales que disminuyeron en la última década, lo que amenaza “consecuencias catastróficas tanto para los ecosistemas del planeta como para la supervivencia de la [humanidad]”, según la revista Biological Conservation. (tinyurl.com/yxkhbbqc)Pero si bien esta es una crisis global, no tiene que convertirse en una catástrofe mundial irreversible. Hay evidencia de que se puede avanzar en esta grave situación, que no es causada por los “seres humanos” en general, sino por un sistema económico global insostenible: el capitalismo, la propiedad privada y la producción de cualquier cosa que pueda venderse para beneficio privado, donde la línea de fondo supera todas las demás consideraciones.Cuba, China lideran el camino; el capitalismo EE.UU. frena el progresoEn 2016, la Federación de Vida Silvestre Mundial reconoció a la Cuba socialista como el único país del mundo en lograr un desarrollo sostenible, con su firme compromiso con la salud ambiental, incluidos los años de esfuerzo en la reforestación. (tinyurl.com/yyh6nqxs)Además, incluso la revista de negocios Forbes de este año tuvo que admitir: “China se convertirá en la superpotencia mundial de energía renovable”. China ha demostrado su compromiso, afirmado en 2014, para detener la crisis climática. Un ejemplo de muchos es que en cuatro años redujo la contaminación del aire de las plantas de carbón en un 32 por ciento en promedio en las ciudades afectadas. (Workers World, 23 de abril)Mientras tanto, Estados Unidos se ha retirado del Acuerdo Climático de París, aunque este acuerdo es solo un primer paso débil para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Y la administración actual, con su propiedad sin control por parte de las grandes empresas a pesar de la apariencia “populista” de Trump, está revocando rápidamente las regulaciones sobre la contaminación. Desde el gas metano hasta el vertido de químicos y las emisiones de los automóviles a los desechos tóxicos del Pentágono, Estados Unidos es, con mucho, el mayor contaminante del mundo.Por un lado, tenemos un gobierno de EE.UU. comprado y destinado al beneficio capitalista, al infierno con la humanidad y todas las especies de vida. Por otro lado, están estos dos estados obreros, Cuba y China, que están demostrando que las economías socialistas planificadas pueden colocar a las personas por delante de las ganancias, y eso debe incluir la salud del planeta.El motor que impulsa la crisis climática es el capitalismo, un sistema incapaz de planificar cualquier cosa que pueda disminuir las ganancias de la clase propietaria de los medios de producción. Los mercados de acciones y bonos se mueven hacia arriba y hacia abajo según las proyecciones de ganancias. Las ganancias para el 1% tienen prioridad sobre todo lo demás, incluso si eso significa matar la tierra y sus pueblos.La solución a esta crisis es el socialismo, en el que la propiedad pública de los medios de producción permite a la sociedad llevar a cabo una planificación a largo plazo para el bien del 99% de la humanidad y la supervivencia del planeta. Especialmente para los jóvenes, qué sistema controlará el futuro es una pregunta apremiante.Una demanda inmediata: reparaciones climáticasClaramente, es necesario derrocar al capitalismo para poner fin a la crisis climática. Pero, ¿qué acción es posible ahora, aquí dentro de las entrañas de la bestia, mientras seguimos el camino hacia el socialismo?Podemos exigir y atacar ahora por reparaciones climáticas. Los delincuentes climáticos deben pagar de inmediato miles de millones. Estos son los Grandes Monopolios, las corporaciones contaminantes y los bancos que financian la destrucción del medio ambiente, y la Gran Máquina de Guerra, el Pentágono y el complejo militar-industrial que libran una guerra por el petróleo y las ganancias. Luchar por las reparaciones sería un retroceso significativo contra el capitalismo mientras luchamos por el cambio del sistema.Las reparaciones deben ir a los pueblos indígenas de todo el mundo, quienes han estado a la cabeza para proteger el planeta mientras enfrentan siglos de depredación en sus tierras y vidas. Las mujeres indígenas y las personas de dos espíritus deben ser especialmente reconocidas por su liderazgo en la organización para la vida del mundo, desde Standing Rock en los Estados Unidos hasta Brasil, India y Honduras.Las reparaciones deben abordar el racismo ambiental dirigido a las personas de color en el Sur Global, así como en los EE.UU., desde las personas negras y morenas inundadas por los desechos corporativos de granjas porcinas durante los huracanes en Carolina del Norte, hasta las comunidades afroamericanas, como Uniontown, Alabama, utilizados como vertedero de desechos para plantas a carbón.Las reparaciones deben ir a países enteros devastados por la guerra de los EE.UU. y las sanciones por el petróleo y las ganancias, contra Corea del norte, Vietnam, Irán, Irak, Libia, Siria y Venezuela, y para compensar el sabotaje económico y los esfuerzos de cambio de régimen emprendidos por los EE.UU., incluidos Cuba y América Central. El impacto de muchas de estas guerras ha producido refugiados, incluidos los refugiados climáticos que ya no pueden mantener la vida en sus países de origen.Durante años, los Grandes Monopolios y la Gran Máquina de Guerra han visto acercarse la crisis climática y han estado elaborando sus propios planes privados sobre cómo mantenerse ganando beneficios.El Poder Popular de la huelga climática tiene sus propios planes para el futuro y puede exigir miles de millones en reparaciones que el capitalismo le debe al planeta. Esos miles de millones pueden ser aprovechados por los líderes indígenas, por los organizadores de las comunidades locales negras y morenas, por los trabajadores que unen su lucha contra los patrones con la lucha por el medio ambiente, por activistas y científicos dedicados a aprender de los triunfos de Cuba y China.Debemos exigir reparaciones climáticas, ¡para construir un futuro global en el camino hacia el socialismo!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU stuns No. 17 Baylor, 62-22

first_imgTAGSgame wonphotospostgame Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier + posts Garrett Podell printTCU dominated No. 17 Baylor, winning 62-22 in Waco Saturday.“We knew he had to get points every possession because Baylor can score quickly,” TCU quarterback Kenny Hill said.Saturday’s win broke the tie in the all-time series, as TCU now leads the series 53-52-7.TCU’s 62 points were the most scored in its 112-game history against Baylor.“The offense got their swagger back,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said.TCU’s 688 yards of total offense were a season-high and the eighth-most in TCU history. It was the highest total since a 750-yard effort at Texas Tech last season. The Horned Frogs are 3-2 against Baylor since joining the Big 12 in 2012.Here are five takeaways from the Horned Frogs performance:1. Kenny Hill looked like a new manHill had 202 yards passing and a touchdown on 14 of 25 passing against Baylor in the first half.He finished with 244 yards passing and a touchdown on 17 of 30 passing.Hill was zipping passes, making quick reads, and running when the openings appeared.He also ran for a team-high 74 yards in the first 30 minutes, including a scramble for 40 yards. Hill’s 85 yards rushing was his second-best total of the season.Contrast this with his performance against Texas Tech. Hill passed for 160 yards and an interception on 16 of 29 passing and ran for 35 yards on six carries.“I understand why I didn’t finish the game last week, and it woke me up,” Hill said.2. TCU run game dominatedTCU put an emphasis on the ground game which gave the team 59 total carries that went for 431 rushing yards.Kyle Hicks ran for a career-high 192 yards and five touchdowns after not practicing the entire week because of a lower-body injury.Baylor was his fourth 100-yard game of the season and his career.Hicks’ five rushing touchdowns tie for second-best in a game in TCU history with Tony Jeffery (5, vs. Tulane, 1986) and second to LaDainian Tomlinson (6, vs. UTEP, 1999).Hicks’ scoring runs of 6, 22, 3, 18 and 3 yards gave him a team-high 12 rushing scores on the season. He tops TCU with 14 total touchdowns on the year.“The success came from great blocking by my offensive line, and the wide receivers did a great job blocking down field as well,” TCU running back Kyle Hicks said.TCU right tackle Aviante Collins (69) and the rest of the offensive line helps create a hole for the TCU running backs.(Jessica Hubble/The Baylor Lariat)Freshman running back Darius Anderson had a season-best 44 yards rushing on seven carries.TCU’s other freshman running back Sewo Olonilua had two carries for 28 yards and a touchdown.“They’re both young and hungry, and they both have great play-making ability,” Hicks said. “I do the best I can to prepare them for any game situation,and I like how they’re coming along.”KaVontae Turpin had four carries for 40 yards rushing and a team-high six catches for 49 yards.“Turpin just gives the offense energy,” Patterson said. “He’s just one of those cool guys who I’m upset with off the field and always realy happy with on the field.”Turpin’s quarterback and running back were both excited about his performance.“Turpin is unreal,” Hill said.“Turpin is a big play waiting to happen,” Hicks said.TCU ran for a season-high 431 yards, seventh-most in program history and the highest total in 16 seasons under Patterson.3. Brandon Hatfield bounces backTCU kicker Brandon Hatfield hit  field goals from 26 yards and 39 yards on his only two attempts against Baylor. This is a serious improvement from Hatfield’s performance against Texas Tech, where he missed field goal kicks from 37, 32, and 39 yards.Part of Hatfield’s improved performance Saturday could be attributed to TCU kicking legend Jaden Oberkrom, who leads the Big 12 in made field goals with 79. Oberkrom said he went golfing with Hatfield on Monday and offered him some kicking advice.Hatfield is now 9-13 kicking this season.4. TCU defense shuts down high-flying Baylor offenseBaylor’s run game was No. 1 in the Big 12 and fourth in the nation going into Saturday’s game,  averaging 299.3 yards per game.Four of Baylor’s players, including quarterback Seth Russell, averaged 45 or more rushing yards per game. The Bears had zero rushing yards on seven carries after the first quarter and finished the game with just 133 yards rushing on 45 carries against TCU.“Defensively, we knew we had to stop the run, and we did a nice job,” Patterson said.Cornerback Ranthony Texada’s pick six was the first one for TCU since Derrick Kindred’s against Kansas State last season.Baylor scored the first seven points of the game on the opening drive and didn’t score again until there was only 2:29 left before halftime. TCU went on a 31-0 run after Baylor’s opening score.5. Adam Nunez pinned down the Baylor offenseTCU punter Adam Nunez had two punts downed inside the 10 yard-line. He had a punt downed in the first quarter on the two yard line, and a punt downed in the second quarter at the three-yard line.“I think it made a difference being able to down the ball inside the ten yard line multiple times,” Patterson said.Nunez’s teammates agreed with their head coach.“Adam Nunez had a lot of punts inside the 20, so the field advantage really helped us out,” TCU safety Denzel Johnson said.TCU has a bye next weekend and next game will be back in Amon G. Carter against Oklahoma State November 18. Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleVietnamese Student Association hosts “Born with Horn” eventNext articleTCU Alpha Chi Omega raised awareness by ‘Walking A Mile’ Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Two journalists murdered in Baghdad, a third kidnapped in Kirkuk

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan March 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists murdered in Baghdad, a third kidnapped in Kirkuk IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders has learned of the death of two journalists in Baghdad, bringing to 152 the number of media personnel murdered in Iraq since the start of the conflict in March 2003. A journalist has also been kidnapped in the northern town of Kirkuk.Mohan Hussein al-Dhahr, 49, editor of the daily al-Mishrak, was killed in a botched kidnap outside his home in the al-Jami’a district in the east of Baghdad on 4 March. The kidnappers shot him dead as he tried to escape them, hitting him several times, including six times in the head. Mohan Hussein al-Dhahr previously worked for the dailies al-Irak and al-Yakadha, before joining al-Mishrak four years ago. The bullet-riddled body of journalist Jamal Riyah Al Zoubaidi, was found on 3 March in the Al ‘amil district in south-east of the capital. He went missing after leaving the offices of his newspaper As-Safir on 23 February. He is the 16th abducted journalist to have been killed.“Thirteen journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of 2007, twice as many as the previous year at the same point. Media personnel not only have to avoid the risks linked to working in a war zone but also face the risk of murder and kidnapping in their daily lives,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Despite their promises and plans to make major cities safer, the Iraqi authorities have so far shown themselves incapable of stemming the violence against the press,” it added.In another case, police in the city of Kirkuk, 250 kilometres north of Baghdad, said that journalist Talal Hashim Birkdar, 50, had been snatched on 3 March by men wearing Iraqi Army uniforms. He ran the daily al Akhaa, the organ of the party of the same name representing Iraq’s Turkmen minority. He also contributed to the weekly al-Diyar. Some 63 journalists have been abducted since the start of the conflict, nine of whom are still being held hostage. Organisation Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Newscenter_img News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more News to go further December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. to Hold 2020 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Previous articleCM Life Sciences II Inc., Sponsored by Affiliates of Casdin Capital and Corvex Management, Announces Pricing of Upsized $240 Million Initial Public OfferingNext articlePalat, Stamkos, Hedman help Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2 Digital AIM Web Support Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. to Hold 2020 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

Penalty fear as firms fail to meet pension demand

first_img Comments are closed. Employersare at risk from hefty fines because they are ignorant of their legalcommitments under the new stakeholder regulations, according to research.Morethan 60 per cent of companies do not plan to set up a stakeholder pension schemedespite the fact that the regulations come into on 1 April according to a studyby law firm Punter Southall & Co.Thesurvey, which analysed awareness of stakeholder requirements among 250 of thelargest companies in the UK, also found that many respondents were misinformedabout which employees may be eligible for a stakeholder scheme.Just10 per cent of employers said they would be offering a stakeholder scheme totheir contractors and only 23 per cent intended to offer a scheme to theirtemporary staff.Butunder the new regulations both sets of employees may be entitled to membershipof a stakeholder pension even though they are excluded from many existingoccupational schemes.TheWelfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 requires employers to provide relevantemployees access to stakeholder pensions schemes unless they are exempt.Ifemployers who are not exempt do not provide access to the scheme by 8 October,the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority has the power to fine them up to£50,000.SteveLeake, principal at Punter Southall, said, “It is alarming that such a largeproportion of big business players fails to appreciate or chooses to ignoreeven the most basic legal commitments imposed on them by the new stakeholderregulations.“Stakeholderis not an issue that can be swept under the carpet. Those companies which havenot yet taken serious concerted action to address the new rules must seekprofessional advice immediately. “Ifthey let apathy prevail they can expect to see a stern letter and a hefty finefrom Opra in October when the deadline for implementation expires.”Anew website has been set up by Opra which will show employers if they need tooffer stakeholder pensions to staff.Theywill be asked to answer “yes” or “no” online to a series of simple questionsand will be able to see if they are exempt from having to offer access tostakeholder pensions.Seeour at-a-glance guide to stakeholder pensions at   www.personneltoday.com/lawguides Penalty fear as firms fail to meet pension demandOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Saipem has received from Qatargas an extension of the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project

first_imgThe extension comprises the diversion from a trunkline and preliminary works associated to a future additional Compression Project Saipem has received from Qatargas an extension of the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay) Saipem has received by Qatargas the confirmation of the exercise of two options for additional scope of work within the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project (“EPCO” package), the award of which was communicated on February 22nd, 2021.The additional scope of work of the two options is worth approximately 350 million USD and is related to rerouting of the hydrocarbons from existing wellhead platform through the new facilities, due to existing pipeline being decommissioned.The activities to be carried out comprise the construction of two additional riser platforms, two additional connecting bridges with existing wellhead platforms, two corrosion resistant carbon steel cladded intra-field pipelines with a length of 13 km overall and decommissioning of existing pipeline.Works associated with the exercise of the options will be fully integrated with the project activities of two contract awards announced earlier this year, the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore and the North Field Production Sustainability Pipeline, which are both part of the strategic development of the North Field production plateau.This commercial achievement is a further proof of trust on Saipem by its key client, Qatargas. Saipem is already working actively on project engineering and site preparation activities and it’s looking forward to progress further, by leveraging its competences, assets and technology. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

US MSC awards Bob Hope class vessel operation contract

first_img View post tag: US Navy MSC contracts U.S. Marine Management for Army prepositioning ship operation View post tag: US Army View post tag: US MSC Share this article September 19, 2017 Authorities The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Norfolk-based U.S. Marine Management a $36 million contract to operate and maintain Bob Hope-class vessels.The seven Bob Hope-class surge large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off vessels are used for prepositioning of Army vehicles and were built between 1993 and 2001 by Avondale Shipyards.The contract awarded to U.S. Marine Management includes a 12-month base period, four 12-month option periods and a six-month option, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to over $196 million.Under the initial contract, U.S. Marine Management will be operating the ships worldwide until September 2018. If all options are exercised, work will continue through March 2023. Back to overview,Home naval-today MSC contracts U.S. Marine Management for Army prepositioning ship operation View post tag: USNS Bob Hope View post tag: U.S. Marine Managementlast_img read more

STUDENT COUNCIL INSTALLATION (Mary J. Donohoe)

first_img× STUDENT COUNCIL INSTALLATION — Congratulations to the newly appointed 2018-2019 Student Council at Mary J. Donohoe Community School.last_img

“Watermark Ink” device identifies unknown liquids instantly

first_imgMaterials scientists and applied physicists collaborating at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have invented a new device that can instantly identify an unknown liquid.The device, which fits in the palm of a hand and requires no power source, exploits the chemical and optical properties of precisely nanostructured materials to distinguish liquids by their surface tension.The finding, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), offers a cheap, fast, and portable way to perform quality control tests and diagnose liquid contaminants in the field.“Digital encryption and sensors have become extremely sophisticated these days, but this is a tool that will work anywhere, without extra equipment, and with a very wide range of potential applications,” says co-principal investigator Marko Lončar, associate professor of electrical engineering at SEAS.Akin to the litmus paper used in chemistry labs around the world to detect the pH of a liquid, the new device changes color when it encounters a liquid with a particular surface tension. A single chip can react differently to a wide range of substances; it is also sensitive enough to distinguish between two very closely related liquids.Watch a video of the new process. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Sunbelt Expo

first_imgThousands of high school and college students visited the University of Georgia building at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga. last week.Brice Nelson and his group of student ambassadors from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were there to greet them. Nelson, a student recruitment coordinator on the UGA campus in Athens, is hopeful something he or one of the college students said during the three-day event swayed the thought process of a prospective student.“It’s more of a visibility, public relations type of thing and an awareness event for our potential students,” Nelson said. “I think we’ve been able to give out some information that they can use, either through the freshman process or transfer process, and hopefully it can make the application process to the University of Georgia a little bit easier.”The recruiting tools at Nelson’s disposal were the CAES Student Ambassadors at the Expo. Potential students talked with the current UGA students to get first hand advice.“Certainly having the CAES Ambassadors here is a highlight of our exhibit, with them interacting with potential students and potential students being able to ask our current students questions that are relevant to the campus, student life and academics,” Nelson said. “We hope they can get it from a first-person prospective. Our students enjoy coming here and providing information to the public.”One of those students is Sarah Harrison, a CAES junior from Tifton. Though Thursday wasn’t her first visit to the Expo, it did mark her first time as a Student Ambassador from Athens. “Some people around here, they might not know about the (college). We’re making sure everyone is just aware of what we have to offer them,” Harrison said. To learn more about CAES undergraduate program, visit the website students.caes.uga.edu.Cooperative ExtensionAcademics is just one aspect the college tried to showcase during the event, which attracts about 100,000 people annually. Another program on display was UGA Cooperative Extension. Thomas County Extension agent Andrew Sawyer attended the Expo and still finds there are those that aren’t fully informed about Extension’s existence. Weeks like this allow Sawyer and other agents to get the word out about the program.“This is a super-educational opportunity for us, just to let folks know that we’re there. No matter where they’re at, in whatever county, they can call somebody,” Sawyer said.For more information about UGA Extension, see extension.uga.edu.Forages and ForagersUGA’s Expo theme this year was Forages and Foragers. The college used the three days to highlight its forage research programs, the beef cattle industry and dairy program. UGA beef cattle specialist Jacob Segers and his colleagues talked about how cattle digest forages and animal by-products like shampoos, conditioners and nail polish.“Interactions with people at the Sunbelt are usually brief so you try to cram as much information as possible into as few minutes,” Segers said. “It’s a great way to connect with the public. A lot of it is very foreign to a lot of people that come through here. It’s good to get them exposed to it.”To learn more about the UGA beef program, see ugabeef.caes.uga.edu. Information on UGA’s forage program can be found at georgiaforages.com.Cotton pickingUGA faculty members were also in the Expo fields manning demonstration areas. Glen Harris, an Extension agronomist and expert in environmental soils and fertility, assisted with cotton-picking demonstrations and shared cotton research trial results.“Cotton is a huge crop for us, of course. We actually get a lot of people that have never seen cotton harvested,” Harris said. “I’ve got a lot of research plots. The Expo staff is really good to me, helping me all year with my research plots. In return, I help direct the picking demonstrations where to go. It’s a lot of fun for me.”The Expo included information for farmers of all ages.“You get somebody that’s a little older, they like to talk about how they used to do it,” Harris said. “In fact, my research plots, I use a one-row Case machine that’s a 1952 model. You compare that to the six-row pickers, it’s a huge change.”last_img read more