‘Four Pinocchios’ for President’s Claim of a Turnaround in West Virginia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Post:Even though Trump claims he has “turned West Virginia around,” the trends aren’t expected to last. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at West Virginia University estimated the state’s GDP growth to average 1.0 percent per year over the next five years and employment to grow 0.7 percent — well below national projections.Additionally, the coal industry still has a way to go to recover from its losses. In 2008, the state produced nearly 158 million short tons of coal, and by 2016, that number had plummeted to 80 million, according to a report by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.John Deskins, co-author of the report and director of the bureau, cautioned that while increased coal production is projected to remain stable, the state still has a long road to economic recovery.“West Virginia has no short-term solution for its economic problems,” Deskins said. “We need industrial diversification and investment in human capital. But with the state’s poor education system and really bad drug epidemic, the human capital gains are a major challenge.”Trump takes credit for West Virginia’s economic gains, but it’s undeserved. For one, when the first quarter ended on March 31, 2017, Trump was just two months into his presidency. While he was quick to do away with several regulations on energy production, many of the new policies have yet to take effect. The state’s recent growth is due to increased mining production and a rise in prices for coal and natural gas.Taking credit for economic advances where no credit is due seems to be a habit for Trump. He should be more careful not to overstate the effect of his administration’s policies when praising economic gains across the country. For trying to capitalize on the hard work of West Virginians, Trump earns Four Pinocchios.More: President Trump’s claim that he ‘turned West Virginia around’ by cutting regulations on mining
Share Directions:Allow butter, egg yolks, egg whites, and buttermilk to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans; set aside. In a bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar until well combined. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes.Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat on low speed after each addition just until combined. In a bowl combine mocha syrup, coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla. Gently stir into cake batter.Thoroughly wash beaters. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold 1 cup of the beaten egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture; fold remaining egg whites into egg yolk mixture.Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; cool thoroughly on racks.To assemble cake, place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread top of cake with 3/4 cup of the Irish Cream frosting. Top with a second cake layer. Spread top of cake with 3/4 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting on top and sides of cake. Makes 12 to 16 servings.Irish Cream Frosting: In a mixing bowl beat 1 cup butter, softened, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in 6 tablespoons total: mocha syrup, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream liqueur.* Beat in 2 tablespoons vanilla. Gradually add 6 cups powdered sugar, beating until smooth and of spreading consistency.Note: Strong brewed coffee may be substituted for the liqueurs. Sharing is caring! Cream Caramel Cake.This dense, moist cake gets its caramel color and taste from the sugar and liqueurs used to flavor both the cake and frosting. Buttermilk gives the batter a bit of tartness and it helps activate the leavening.Other than the baking and cooling time, this is fairly efficient cake to make, since the batter is ready in only 30 minutes. But as with any other endeavor, practice makes perfect, so you’ll probably want to make this cake a few times to make sure you have everything down.Ingredients:1 cup butter5 eggs, separated1 cup buttermilk3 cups sifted cake flour1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. baking soda1/8 tsp. salt2-1/2 cups sugar5 Tbsp. total mocha syrup, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream liqueur*2 tsp. vanilla extract1 recipe Irish Cream Frosting 38 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Food & DiningLifestyle Cream Caramel Cake. by: – August 13, 2011 Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens
For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hyderabad: A cheating case has been registered against triple Olympian and former India hockey team captain N Mukesh Kumar and his brother for allegedly obtaining fake Scheduled Caste certificates and securing jobs in the Indian Airlines, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a complaint by a local ‘Tahasildar’, an FIR had been registered under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) an 471 (using as genuine a forged document) against Kumar and his brother Suresh Kumar, Bowenpally Police Station Inspector D Rajesh told PTI.Kumar, an Arjuna awardee, and his brother allegedly furnished false SC ‘A’ Mala caste certificates and secured employment in the state-run Indian Airlines while they belonged to backward class ‘A Nayee Brahmin” community, he said quoting the complaint.Also Read | Amit Bhandari Assault Case: After Gautam Gambhir’s proposal, DDCA bans U-23 player Anuj Dedha for lifeThe airlines had earlier requested the Hyderabad district officials to inquire into the matter after it received a complaint that the two brothers did not belong to the SC community.We are proceeding further with the investigations, the police official added. Reacting to the development, Mukesh Kumar, a city resident, said he had been having the SC certificate from class I.“I got the job in the Indian Airllines under the sports quota,” he told PTI. Mukesh Kumar, a star forward, had represented India in over 300 international matches and scored as many as 80 goals.He had featured in three Olympic Games – Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). He has also been conferred with the Padma Shri award.
In the 23rd minute, Edin Dzeko scored in the match against Estonians for the score 2: 0, and made a nice gesture after the goal.Captain of the national team of BiH, who recently gave an interview in sign language for deaf-mute people, promised a surprise for all fans of our country with difficulties in speech and hearing.Dzeko celebrated his 47th goal in the jersey of Dragons by sending a message to deaf-mute people that he loves them.Take a look at the video.(Source: E. B./Klix.ba)