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SCA: Budget Agreement Step in the Right Direction

first_imgThe Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) called the bipartisan budget agreement now passed by both houses of Congress an important first step and thanked Members of Congress for providing the much needed resources for the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry.SCA recently launched a campaign called SOS: SAVE OUR SHIPS, which focuses on educating Congress and the American public about the destructive and unintended effects sequestration and budget uncertainty will have on the United States Navy and naval services, as well as thousands of American shipbuilding and repair workers.“Passing this bipartisan agreement was crucial because of the pending losses of construction and repair jobs the Navy forecasted if full sequestration and a continuing resolution were to remain in effect in fiscal year 2014,” said SCA President Matt Paxton.“We are grateful for the action Congress has taken, but the long term threat to our industry remains. We are calling on America’s leaders to keep working to address the future fiscal uncertainty if the U.S. is to maintain the nation’s fleet, and retain a skilled and experienced domestic workforce. ”SCA will continue the SOS Campaign to bring public awareness to the future financial threats facing the shipbuilding and repair industry, and will work with Congress in 2014 to ensure the U.S. fleet remains strong and ready.The agreement reduces the original $52 billion sequestration cut in fiscal year 2014 by roughly $21 billion — about a 1.2 percent reduction compared to fiscal 2013 instead of the expected 6 percent reduction. The fiscal year 2015 cuts are reduced by about $10 billion.[mappress]Press Release, December 20, 2013; Image: HII December 20, 2013 SCA: Budget Agreement Step in the Right Direction Back to overview,Home naval-today SCA: Budget Agreement Step in the Right Direction center_img Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

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Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson hosting town hall on Wednesday night

first_img Facebook Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson hosting town hall on Wednesday night WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – March 24, 2021 0 208 Pinterest Pinterest IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/Rod Roberson for Mayor) Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson and City Councilman Brian Thomas will host a town hall on at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.The meeting which will also include city department leaders and will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and stay updated on what is happening in the city.The event will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall.To join the meeting virtually, click: https://coei.webex.com/coei/j.php?MTID=me8af8e52392376cdda45c5657b379516. The meeting number is 157 067 8969 and the password is TownHall21! Previous articleDriver fleeing from police one of several involved in crash at Cleveland and Grape RoadsNext articleCulver’s opening new location in Granger Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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AEW ‘Dynamite’ vs. WWE NXT: ‘Wednesday Night Wars’ Week 1 winners and losers

first_imgShayna Baszler. Before everyone gets upset, this is no reflection on the match she had with Candice LeRae. It was good, but that was due to LeRae, who is an underrated performer. Baszler has shown no improvement in the ring. Facing opponents the caliber of LeRae, Io Shirai and Kairi Sane should have raised her game, but it hasn’t. She carries herself like a star, but when the bell rings, Baszler comes up short and underwhelms. It was time for a new champion and LeRae would have been an excellent choice to make the switch. Hard to see what WWE sees in her.Brandon Cutler. After the hot open, Cutler took on MJF, with the latter winning in about two minutes. Cutler didn’t come off as someone who belonged on a special night when everyone involved should be perceived as someone on which to keep an eye. Cutler also was shaky in the ring with two blown spots. He’s going to have improve quickly in order to hang with a lot of the talent in AEW. The return of Finn Balor. The longest-running NXT champion and first Universal champion appearing to confront Adam Cole was a sight to see, but why have him there at all? The move came off as desperate because the perception then is the promotion needs someone from the main roster to give NXT a boost when that isn’t necessary. There’s plenty of exceptional talent to put in a program with Cole, such as Keith Lee, WALTER and Donovan Dijakovic. Give them a chance, because that’s how new stars are created, not by going back to established acts. Each week, Sporting News will give you the winners and losers from the “Wednesday Night Wars.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWinnersThe fans. At the end of the day, Wednesday night wouldn’t have been possible if pro wrestling fans didn’t care about the product. They were tired of what the WWE was putting out and were actively seeking change. They wanted better wrestling. Along came AEW to answer the call. Because of the new promotion, WWE realized it was time to start delivering what people are looking for in this day of modern wrestling. Once AEW was scheduled to go on Wednesday, WWE decided to move NXT from the WWE Network to USA Network.You could see on both shows how excited people were to be there. They knew something special was in the air, and they were able to be apart of this moment in time. The fans got to see great wrestling and stories for over two hours. When you combine those two things, everyone wins. Adam Cole vs. Matt Riddle. When AEW announced a few weeks back that its first match was going to be Cody Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara, WWE countered with an NXT championship match between Cole and Riddle. The pressure was on both guys to set the tone for the entire show, and they delivered in spades with excellent back-and-forth action, which in turn had the crowd in the palms of their hands. A great, creative finish in having Cole use the cast from the attack by Riddle on last week’s show. Cole is one of the best in the business, and Riddle, if given the opportunity, can be “The Guy.”On a monumental evening, this was the best match on either show.  Cody Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara. Like Cole and Riddle, the heat was on Rhodes and Guevara to deliver. Rhodes, an executive vice president of AEW, handpicked the 26-year-old to have the debut match on “Dynamite.” You couldn’t have asked for a better match to kick things off for AEW. Was it better than Cole-Riddle? No, but the action was great and the crowd was hot for everything they did. The bout was paced well with good false finishes, and even though Rhodes won, it helped establish Guevara as a heel.Add in the attack by Chris Jericho after the match and this was the proper way to get things started. Jericho is an established name who the fans in the arena and the fans watching at home know. Riho vs. Nyla Rose. On paper, the match shouldn’t have been very good, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. They delivered the goods and then some. Rose couldn’t have played the menacing monster heel any better and Riho as the sympathetic babyface suits her quite well. The fans bought it hook, line, and sinker. Rose will get her chance as the champion, but having a fan favorite capturing the first women’s title belt was the correct move. LosersKevin Smith and Jason Mewls’ segment with Jack Evans and Angelico. Smith and Mewls were there to promote the reboot of “Jay and Silent Bob,” in which Jericho has a role. The movie was plugged, and then Evans and Angelico interrupted to threaten the actors. Private Party arrived on the scene to have the actors’ back. If this wasn’t the first show, then this could pass as acceptable. Smith is a recognizable name, and AEW is looking for as much mainstream publicity as possible, but it wasn’t the right time for something like this. It took the life out of the crowd for a bit because it made no sense. Neither team is facing each other in the upcoming tag team tournament and just met each other at All Out.  History was made Wednesday night when a new wrestling war began. All Elite Wrestling presented its inaugural “Dynamite” show on TNT from the sold-out Capital One Arena in Washington, while WWE presented NXT from the sold-out Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla. How did the upstart promotion execute in its first time out? How did the established brand fare with AEW nipping at its heels?last_img read more

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Joburg property now online

first_img12 July 2005Information about property in Johannesburg is now available online.The city’s economic development unit, working with the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa), has set up two online databases – one covering 25 business nodes across the city and the other containing information about residential property in the inner city.To view the online property maps, go to City of Johannesburg e-services and click on the map. Depending on your internet connection there may be a wait for all the map data to be retrieved.The databases are to be continuously updated and extended over a three-year period at a cost of R4-million, says Li Pernegger, programme manager for economic area regeneration in the unit.Pernegger says the business node database summarises information on 25 business nodes.“The data will provide you with a snapshot of the business node at a specific point in time and the user can also compare nodes. In future you will be able to view development trends in the nodes.”The two databases are available to members of the public free of charge.The business nodes database provides information for the property sector, with an appraisal of 25 business nodes to assess their economic prospects. It also contains a brief overview of each node, including history, node description and catchment area.In due course, says Pernegger, “we will consolidate the two into one Economic Activity Areas database that contains both erf-based and property sector-related information”.The inner city database provides detailed information on buildings in parts of the inner city, giving an idea of property values across the region, from the most expensive skyscrapers to more humble dwellings.Initially, offering information on certain parts of the central business district, Braamfontein and Newtown, it will gradually be extended to cover more parts of the city.The two databases are hosted by the city’s corporate geographical information services (CGIS). In its January sitting, the council endorsed the proposal to set up a property database jointly with Sapoa, clearing the way for the joint venture, the first such partnership in the country, to be implemented.Sapoa is the representative body of the commercial and industrial property sector in the country.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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South Africa mourns struggle stalwart Ruth Mompati

first_img14 May 2015Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, another much loved South African struggle veteran, has died.The 89-year-old politician died in the early hours of Tuesday morning following a long illness, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement.The party said it would would miss Mompati’s “unwavering determination in serving the nation”.“The African National Congress sends its deepest condolences to Mama Ruth Mompati’s family and friends. We thank them for having lent us this icon of the struggle of liberation of the South African people,” said Kodwa.“The ANC and South Africa as a whole has lost a towering giant and a mother to countless generations of activists. May her soul rest in everlasting peace knowing that her role in building our country’s future will never be forgotten.“As a people we owe it to her and generations before that our vision of a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous society comes to pass.”President Jacob Zuma sent his condolences to Mompati’s family. “The whole nation is mourning, in particular those who worked with Mme Ruth from exile to Parliament and various structures of both the ANC and government,” he said. “We feel an immense void.”Mompati joined the struggle as a young woman and continued to serve her country until her last days.Mama Ruth, as she was known, worked as a typist for the late former president Nelson Mandela and ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo in their law practice between 1953 and 1961, during which time she joined the ANC and was elected to the National Executive Committee of the Women’s League.Mompati was involved in the Defiance Campaign and was a founding member of the Federation of SA Women. She was one of the leaders of the historic women’s march on the 9 August 1956, which is commemorated every year on Women’s Day.ExileIn 1962, Mompati went into exile where she underwent military training and held office as secretary and head of the women’s section of the ANC in Tanzania.From 1966 to 1973, Mompati remained a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee. During this time, she also formed part of the president’s office of the ANC, also later heading ANC’s Board of Religious Affairs.In the early 1980s, Mompati served as the chief representative of the ANC in the United Kingdom. She became part of the delegation that opened talks with the South African government at Groote Schuur in 1990.One of her many career highlights included addressing the United Nations Special Committee against apartheid in New York in 1992, where she addressed the subject of women’s rights. The day was then declared an International Day of Solidarity with Women in South Africa.After South Africa’s first democratic elections, Mompati served as a Member of Parliament in 1994. Between 1996 and 2000, she was the country’s ambassador to Switzerland.On her return she became the mayor of Vryburg in the North West province and later served as an executive member of Umkontho WeSizwe Veteran’s Association.“She leaves behind a proud legacy of steadfastness, resilience and selfness for her exceptional and outstanding contribution and sacrifice to the liberation struggle,” said Kodwa.The South African Local Government Association (Salga) said it would remember Mompati as part of the leadership that established local government.“The Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality [formerly Bophirima District Municipality] in the North West, where she was born and later served as mayor, is named after her. This is also where a statue symbolising her contribution was recently unveiled.“We pledge our solidarity and convey our heartfelt condolences to the Mompati family and loved ones. We lower our banner to honour her life which she dedicated in the service of our people, and pledge to pick up the spear and redouble our efforts in advancing the quest to deepen local democracy, development and provision of quality services to our people,” said Salga, which marks its 15th anniversary this year.Read more: Statue of Ruth Mompati pays tribute to the past‘Selflessness’Mosiuoa Lekota, leader of the Congress of the People, described Mompati as “a paragon of selflessness and virtue”, likening her to Mandela.“Ruth was a mother, wife, friend, teacher, activist, warrior, negotiator, MP, diplomat, scholar, mayor and a bastion of morality. She was the complete human being,” said Lekota.“A year after the death of the great Nelson Mandela she asked publicly what she, Ruth Mompati, had done, what we had done, to move the struggle forward to achieve a better life for our people. This says all we need to say about her.”Source: SAinfo reporter, SAnews.gov and News24last_img read more

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Former Rockets coach Kevin McHale says James Harden ‘is not a leader’

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:20Poe: PH needs ‘better leadership’ in traffic agencies to resolve problem01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “But James is not a leader,” the Boston Celtics legend said in an appearance on NBA TV. “He tried being a leader last year, tried doing that stuff. I think Chris Paul is going to help him just kind of get back into just being able to hoop and play and stuff like that.”The #OpenCourt guys discuss if @CP3’s arrival will benefit @JHarden13 and the @HoustonRockets. pic.twitter.com/hT2bibHrpSFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 6, 2017 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight South Korea defender scores 2 own goals in loss to Russia LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13). (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)James Harden had pretty successful individual  season last year, averaging career bests in points (29.1), rebounds (8.5) and assists (11.2) while moving to the point guard position for the Houston Rockets.With the five-time NBA All-Star expected to slide back to the shooting guard position due to the arrival of Chris Paul, former Rockets head coach Kevin McHale questioned the crafty lefty’s leadership.ADVERTISEMENT McHale, who mentored Harden for three and a half seasons, said his teammates had a hard time listening to the bearded guard due to his deficiencies on the defensive end of the floor.“Look, if James tells you, ‘Chuck, you got to play better D.’ You listening to him? You got to be kidding me. I lived through it, believe me,” the coach-turned-analyst said. “Everybody in the locker room did this [hand on forehead]. Every time he mentioned defense, everybody would put their head down, like you got to be kidding me.”Still, McHale lauded his former player as “fantastic with the ball and a “great passer.”“The guy’s got phenomenal vision. Talk about vision, James can see all the passes and do everything,” he shared.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Ohio State mens lacrosse preparing for tests against Syracuse Robert Morris

Out of the frying pan and into the fire is how the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team might be feeling this preseason. After traveling to powerhouse No. 5 Johns Hopkins for a scrimmage last weekend, the team is set to host a doubleheader Saturday against two more nationally respected programs, No. 12 Syracuse and Robert Morris. The upcoming doubleheader and the regular season have seen ramped-up practices for the Buckeyes, which will be looking to test out some fringe first team players in the matchups this weekend. Coach Nick Myers said he is encouraged by the team’s work ethic so far but said he wants to make sure playing time doesn’t go to some of the players’ heads. “Our motto is ‘Don’t count your reps, make your reps count,’” Myers said. “Guys who may not have got as many reps in the Hopkins game … are going to get more of a chance this weekend.” As was the case with a Jan. 20 match against Team Canada, this weekend’s doubleheader at Woody Hayes Athletic Center has sold out. The wealth of support for the team has been noticed in the locker room, too. OSU assistant coach Dave Dobbins said he thinks OSU students’ enthusiasm is going to help motivate the Buckeyes toward their lofty goal of an NCAA Tournament bid. “It’s great to have that support from the local community. It’s exciting for the guys playing in front of a home crowd,” Dobbins said. Some members of the team said they are excited to test their skills against, historically, some of the sport’s best. Senior midfielder Kevin Mack sees the matchups as a chance for the team to find out where they stand before next week’s season opener. “Syracuse is a top 10 program traditionally and Robert Morris always has a potent offense,” Mack said. “It’s just going to be a good test for us.” Like Mack, Myers said he understands even though it’s still the preseason, this match could be a good sample of what this OSU team can do. “It’s still an exhibition, but it’s an outstanding opportunity with Syracuse and Robert Morris, two very different styles of play that will really test us defensively,” Myers said. OSU starts the regular season at home against Detroit on Feb. 9. Dobbins said he can already sense the team’s excitement to start the year. “They’ve handled it well but are looking forward to the end of the preseason,” Dobbins said. “They have to strive for the season but they’ve done a nice job of it.” read more

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Simeone yet to confirm Moratas signing

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone remains coy on the possibility of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata joining the club.Morata a €65m signing from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017 but has struggled to produce the goods for the London side since his move.Rumours in the Spanish press are rife Morata will join Atleti on an 18-month loan deal for a €7.5m fee, while the club will also hold a €40m option to sign the Spain international permanently.Morata played for Atleti during his youth career and while Sevilla and Barcelona have both been linked to his signature this month, a move back to the Spanish capital now appears the most likely outcome.“It has not happened yet so it is not a reality,” Simeone told reporters on Friday, as cited by Football Espana.“I will only talk about players who are at this club and if Morata does join us, then I will tell you what I think.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The club is considering the option of sending out Nikola Kalinic and Gelson Martins with Monaco and Arsenal the most likely destination.Los Rojiblancos are at the limit of their capped wage at €293m per annum and would be looking to balance the account.Diego Simeone provides an update on the Alvaro Morata transfer ⌚ pic.twitter.com/PbMgoLgxdM— Goal (@goal) January 25, 2019last_img read more

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Empoli boss Bennacer was better than Ronaldo

first_imgAurelio Andreazzoli feels that Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t the best player on the pitch in Empoli’s 2-1 home defeat to JuventusRonaldo’s match-winning brace secured all three points for Juventus last Saturday after falling behind due to Francesco Caputo’s opener.The Portuguese superstar was later named the Man-of-the-Match, which Empoli coach Andreazzoli strongly disagrees on.The 64-year-old instead feels the award should have gone to Algerian midfielder Ismaël Bennacer and he doesn’t even think Ronaldo’s goals were that great.“Ronaldo got man-of-the-match, but I think [Ismael] Bennacer was the best, without a doubt,” Andreazzoli told reporters on YouTube.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Obviously he scored his goal, with a powerful shot, but Caputo’s goal was much more beautiful, both in the build-up and the finish.“He aimed for the top corner, CR7 hit it hard but he wasn’t aiming there. Then when it went in it was a beautiful goal.”18th-place Empoli will now another tricky encounter at Napoli on Friday at 20:30 (CEST) in the Serie A.last_img read more

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Deliberations underway on Japans IR Implementation Bill

first_imgHaving voted into law the Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures late last week, Japan’s Upper House officially kicked off deliberations on the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill on Tuesday.The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito remain hopeful of pushing through the final piece in the country’s casino puzzle before the end of the current Diet session on 22 July, despite ongoing attempts from Japan’s opposition parties to delay passage of the IR bill. MGM, Melco, Shochiku sketch their plans for entertainment potential of Japan IRs IRs to benefit as Japan’s LDP pushes through foreign workers bill Some opponents had called on the government to halt any further discussions over the IR bill due to the devastating floods that have left 131 dead and 59 missing across the country as of Tuesday afternoon.Like last month, when senior members of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan alongside those from five other opposition parties expressed their opposition to House of Representatives Speaker Tadamori Oshima regarding the 32-day extension to the Diet session, those pleas fell on deaf ears.Passage of the IR Implementation Bill will open the door for Japan’s first casino resorts with three initial IR licenses to be offered. It is expected that two will be located in metropolitan areas and one in a regional location. RelatedPosts Japan set to propose members of new Casino Administration Committee this Fall Load Morelast_img read more

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