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August 24, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery 23rd October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings has enlisted Scientific Games to support its bid to take over the Rhode Island lottery contract currently held by IGT. Email Addresscenter_img Lottery Regions: US Rhode Island Casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings has enlisted Scientific Games to support its bid to take over the Rhode Island lottery contract currently held by IGT.IGT’s current contract is due to expire in 2023, but the state is considering a 20-year, no-bid billion-dollar extension to the agreement.However, Twin River is putting pressure on the state to launch a public tender for the contract, linking up with Camelot Lottery Solutions, Intralot and now Scientific Games as part of the effort.With no request for proposals (RFP) issued to date, it remains unclear what services each supplier will provide. However, Scientific Games will now offer its full suite of lottery services to the consortium, with the exact elements it will provide to be based on any tender published by the state.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Morrow Long Twin River adds Scientific Games to Rhode Island Lottery bidlast_img read more

July 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgScoa Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

July 5, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img2015 percentage of revenue2020 percentage of revenue Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. EBIT Margin5%2% Net Profit Margin4%1% Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” International Parcels17%29% Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares UK Parcels34%34% Royal Mail is delivering fewer letters and its international operations are becoming more important. But look at how margins and return on equity have changed, in the table below, as a result of delivering less mail and more parcels in the UK and abroad. James J. McCombie | Thursday, 25th June, 2020 | More on: RMG Is the Royal Mail share price now cheap enough for an investor to buy? UK Marketing Mail13%6%center_img UK Operations Total83%71% 20152020 Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) announced disappointing 2019–20 results today. Profits came in at £161m, down from £175m last year. Investors sold their shares in response, driving the price down by nearly 12%. Royal Mail’s problems did not start this year or last. Profits in 2015 were £328m, and they have gone pretty much straight down since then. The share price has not fared any better, as it was 617p in February 2014 and is 75% lower today. However, after today’s big slump, an investor might be wondering if Royal Mail shares are cheap enough to be worth buying. I am not convinced they are.To be cheap enough to justify taking the risk, there has to be the hope of a turnaround. I think that the cause of Royal Mail’s problems will not go away.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Delivery issuesWhen you look at the table below it is clear to see how the revenue sources at Royal Mail have changed over time. This change in revenue sources lies at the heart of the issues facing the company. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Return on Equity9%3% See all posts by James J. McCombie Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and net profit margins were a paltry 5% and 4% in 2015, and have slumped to 2% and 1% respectively in 2020. Return on equity (ROE) was an uninspiring 9% in 2015 and has fallen to just 3% in 2020.Royal Mail’s management stated today that Covid-19 had accelerated the revenue trends. Those revenue trends appear to be driving profitability, and shareholder returns, lower. Royal Mail’s monopoly on mail does not extend to parcels, where it faces stiff competition. Distribution costs as a percentage of revenue have grown from 19% in 2015 to 26% in 2020.Bargain or not?So, unless things change these trends look set to drive Royal Mail into reporting a loss. In fact, change is coming. Management today said that Royal Mail would be axing 2,000 management jobs to cut its wage bill, slashing capital expenditure, and cancelling next year’s dividend in response to today’s reported slump in profits. The company is also negotiating its obligation to deliver letters at a uniform price six days a week.The question is whether potential investors should be hopeful about the impact these changes will have. Royal Mail has been transforming its operations, at a cost of £719m over the last five years, but has failed to improve profitability. Being able to charge more to deliver letters at the weekend won’t be much help, as letter volumes are falling.Parcel delivery looks to be a fiercely competitive business, and Royal Mail is becoming ever more dependant on it as letter volumes fall. A cost-saving drive has so far failed to produce any tangible improvement, and I cannot think of a reason why the new one will. This stock might not pay a dividend for years and could soon start reporting operating losses. For me, at least, the Royal Mail share price is still not cheap enough to buy. UK Letters36%31%last_img read more

June 17, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Ambrosi I Etchegaray Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Alfonso Reyes 200 / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAYSave this projectSaveAlfonso Reyes 200 / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Grupo JOBENCollaborators:Gabriel Ortiz, Rubén Oliveros, Miguel MontorClient:Grupo Desarrollador FG2. Arq. Fernando GuevaraCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis GordoaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaThe commission was to design a building for 8 dwellings on the corner of Alfonso Reyes Avenue and Saltillo Street, in Colonia Condesa. The project approach separates the building from the long boundary, in order to design the corner with a single gesture 17 meters high, where the resulting volume is expressed through its structural rhythm in counterpoint to the openings and balconies on the facade.Save this picture!Planta Nivel +11.43+ 41The structure is comprised of concrete rigid frames attached to walls of hollow concrete block, which provide additional rigidity to the structure. In the transverse direction, the building is divided into two structural bays, the first (towards the long boundary) functions as a rigid services core, circulation, and kitchens, and the second (towards the street) functions as a light bay of lightened slabs, wooden lofts and light walls.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe composition of openings is posed as the lack of a rigid wall, instead of a hole in the facade. Inside the building, eight dwellings are designed combining typologies of one and two levels. Vertical circulations are attached to the volume at the separation with the adjoining one, making this alley the access to the homes.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaSave this picture!Corte BSave this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessFish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel ArkitekterSelected ProjectsGreen Screen House / Hideo Kumaki Architect OfficeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Alfonso Reyes 200 / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 41 Share Year:  Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Mexico “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAmbrosi I EtchegarayOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityMexicoPublished on August 30, 2013Cite: “Alfonso Reyes 200 / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY” [Alfonso Reyes 200 / Ambrosi I Etchegaray] 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

May 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system that brought damaging winds and large hail from Texas to Mississippi on Saturday will interact with a developing storm to bring the next round of severe weather to some of the same spots on Sunday. It will also expand north and east into the Ohio River Valley and the Mid-Atlantic.Hail the size of grapefruits or softballs fell on Saturday in Cherokee and Houston counties in Texas. While no tornadoes were officially reported, strong and damaging winds were reported in parts of the region. The storms also brought torrential rain, with 5.42 inches falling in Taylor, Texas, just outside of Austin.The system was moving into parts of the Midwest on Sunday morning and bringing some rain and scattered thunderstorms.There is a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 a.m. CDT in southern Texas as the next storm moves into the region. Models are showing a well-organized system moving through Texas Sunday afternoon and into Louisiana and Arkansas at night.The combination of Saturday’s storm system moving into the Midwest and the new storm system moving into the South will bring a risk for severe weather on Sunday from Texas to Kentucky. Torrential rain, damaging winds, large hail and some brief tornadoes are possible with the system. Houston; New Orleans; Little Rock, Arkansas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Louisville, Kentucky, are all at risk for severe weather on Sunday.On Monday, the storm system in the South will begin to catch up with a trailing cold front from the Midwest storm system and bring gusty thunderstorms to much of the southeast U.S.However, the storms could become locally severe in the Carolinas, where damaging winds, large hail and brief tornadoes are possible on Monday.The combination of these two storms over the next two days will bring a good deal of rain from Texas to the Carolinas. Many areas will receive 2 to 3 inches by Monday night. However, there is an increasing concern for over 4 inches of rain in parts of eastern Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.The heavy rain, possibly in a very short time period, could lead to flash flooding over the next 48 hours.Tracking spring warmthSaturday was a mild day for much of the central and eastern United States. Kansas City, Missouri, had a high temperature of 77 degrees on Saturday, its warmest day since Oct. 8.The mild air will make a push again Sunday into parts of the Midwest, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Temperatures from Kansas City to Atlanta will be about 10 degrees above average.On Monday, the warm air will make its way to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; however, cool air off the Atlantic Ocean will keep New England pretty cold.There will likely be a nearly 40-degree temperature difference between Boston and Philadelphia, with New York possibly on either side of the 70-degree mark. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Learners firstOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today New research shows that rather than a series of top-down interventions, theindividual needs of the learner should sit at the heart of any trainingstrategy. Margaret Kubicek looks at what this means for developmentprofessionals and their relationships with the boardAfter years of feeling that it does not have enough influence at boardlevel, the training profession could finally be on the verge of a breakthrough.This is the feedback from research by the Chartered Institute of Personneland Development (CIPD). Business forces driving today’s fast-paced,change-dominated workplace, such as the global marketplace and increasinglysavvy customers, are pushing training up the corporate agenda, and a growingnumber of organisations are placing training at the heart of their overallcorporate strategies, according to Martyn Sloman, adviser in learning, trainingand development for the CIPD. “Competition today is about people,” says Sloman. “Newbusiness forces demand a different approach to the development of people.”This new approach identified by Sloman shifts training from a top-downintervention to learning which focuses on the individual and team as an ongoingprocess. Training is no longer a passive provider of programmes, but astrategic planner of learning solutions based on a thorough understanding ofthe organisation and its business objectives. Responsibility has shifted fromthe training department to the individual – supported and coached by their linemanager. Zurich Financial Services’ corporate and government business was featured inthe CIPD research. “There had been a tendency in the past for people to sit down, usuallyaround an annual appraisal, decide what their development needs were, and thenfor the individual to sit back and wait for the training to be done tothem,” says Zurich’s head of learning and development Ian Canning. Competency frameworkThe company introduced a competency framework as the backbone of itsprogramme of culture change nearly two years ago – identifying five keybehaviours integral to performance at Zurich. Known by the acronym ‘friedrice’, they are ‘fast-moving, results-driven, innovative, customer-centred andengaging’. “We now have 20 per cent of an individual’s overall performancedetermined by how they live the five behaviours,’ says Canning. More specialised competency frameworks are in place for each role at Zurich,and the company is promoting a coaching style for line managers. It rebrandedits training and development function as learning and development – in recognition,according to Canning, that for many employees, training equals courses. The use of such competency frameworks is a key feature of the progressivetraining organisation, according to the CIPD study. So, too, is a culture ofcoaching among line managers and the modularisation of training, with today’scourses becoming ever shorter. Even e-learning – despite its over-hyped debut on the training scene a fewyears ago – has an enabling role to play in this flexible, individualisedlearning approach, according to Sloman. For Marks & Spencer, coaching has been by far the most critical activityin effecting culture change. Over a two-year period, the retailer hasimplemented a programme of coaching right down the line – from executivecoaching for senior managers to section supervisors in store. Sally-Ann Huson, knowledge and intellectual property director at peopledevelopment consultancy TMI, says tools such as balanced scorecard, coachingand mentoring are growing in popularity, while traditional courses are on thewane. ‘The practical courses now tend to be no more than three days, simplybecause people can’t be released from their positions for longer,” shesays. TMI operates an approach for clients called ‘Take 90’ in which delegates popout of work to attend learning rather than take an entire day or more out ofthe office. “It’s a 90-minute, short, sharp input that’s very practicallyfocused,” says Huson. “It’s not about miracles in 90 minutes, this isreally about offering a highly focused piece of learning.” The tools may have been with us for years. What’s new is how someorganisations are employing them as a means of encouraging individuals – andtheir line managers – to take responsibility for their own learning. Simon Cutler, learning and development manager for Dunlop Aerospace,believes the line managers’ facilitating role should be heightened. “A training manager in my capacity cannot facilitate alllearning,” he says. “Part of managers’ competencies and skill setsshould be that they help review and develop their workforce. It shouldn’t be,‘that’s an HR issue – we’ll give it to them’. There needs to be a collectiveapproach.” Helen Cairns, business manager of HR, training and development forDunfermline Building Society, agrees. “You need line managers’ buy-inbecause they need to give the individual the time to learn,” she says. Experiment The key ingredients for success of any learning, says Cairns, are “acommitted training team willing to experiment with different ways of delivering,delegates who want to involve themselves and a supportive line manager”. With learning set to be a source of competitive advantage for today’sorganisation, training managers need to start thinking about broadening theirown skill set to keep apace with the changing times. Sloman says: “Generally, there is an emerging consensus on the role ofthe training function. It will become more demanding and more varied.” Gill Rudge, head of HR for finance and property at Marks & Spencer,says: “A couple of years ago I would have said that facilitation was a keyskill. It still is, but training managers need to be able to formulateprogrammes very quickly, and this ties in with increased modularisation. To dothat, training managers need to increase their analytical skills.” Vanessa Rhone, an occupational psychologist for behavioural specialist OPP,believes training managers skilled in the use of tools such as 360-degreefeedback and personality testing will be capable of more sophisticateddevelopment planning. She also cites “higher-level influencingskills” to support board-level interactions. “The training manager’s job used to be to get training on theagenda,” says Rhone. “Now the tables have turned and a lot of seniormanagers are pushing for development themselves and for their teams. Theimportance now is to get them to go for the right sort of development.” Without question, however, as training becomes more aligned with corporateobjectives, training managers need to step out from their technical roles toensure they are in tune with the business. “You have got to understand the dynamics within the business and beable to talk their language,” says Canning. “Senior management will recognisefrom a development point of view that we have skills to bring to the table. Butif you don’t understand enough about the dynamics of the marketplace, from acredibility view it will be difficult to gain access and influence,” shewarns. StrategySloman sets out a shift in thinkingGlobalisation, ever more confident consumers, continuing advances ininformation technology, a government minded towards deregulation: these are thepowerful forces shaping today’s workplace. It has led to a shift in the way organisations develop their people,according to Martyn Sloman, adviser in learning, training and development forthe Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and author ofTraining in the Age of the Learner, published by the organisation. “Capable and committed people have become the critical source ofcompetitive advantage,” says Sloman. “Emphasis must be shifted fromtraining as a series of top-down interventions to focus on individuallearning.” He charts the shift in his new book and he’s also written a CIPD changeagenda, Focus on the Learner, featuring case studies of 12 progressiveorganisations. “The findings from the project revealed that organisations feel it ispossible to move from a position where they expect training to be delivered tothem, to one where individuals will take responsibility for their own knowledgeand skills development,” he says. “Although the emphasis varied across the organisations, threeactivities seemed to be high on everyone’s list. First, line managers beingexpected to act as coaches and receiving training to ensure they had therequisite coaching skills; second, an increased emphasis on competencyframeworks; and third, efforts to deliver training in a more modular form. These three together could be said to be the focus of current attention andaction.” Progressive organisations are those which embrace learning as a source ofcompetitive advantage, whose senior managers have bought into the value of whatSloman calls “trainer’s nirvana” – a new take on that old adage ‘ourpeople are our greatest asset’. “The aim is to create an organisation composed of self-confidentindividuals who are seeking to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills toenable them to meet customer/client requirements and advance the organisation’sgoals and objectives. “What we’ve been good at in the past is saying the right things,”he says. “For example, ‘the learning organisation’ was a greataspirational statement, but it wasn’t grounded in reality.” What’s new are the business drivers, which are making senior managers morereceptive than ever to the learning agenda. “We have a golden window ofopportunity that’s never been there before,” says Sloman. Stay ahead – The CIPD change agenda, Focus on the Learner, is availablefree on the CIPD website Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

May 7, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Fieldwood Energy commences voluntary Chapter 11 process. (Credit: drpepperscott230 from Pixabay) Fieldwood Energy LLC and certain affiliates (collectively, “Fieldwood” or the “Company”) announced today that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”). The Company will continue to operate its business safely in the normal course during the pendency of the Chapter 11 cases and will continue working with its vendors, co-working interest owners, and employees to support the operations. Fieldwood expects to have access to sufficient liquidity to meet financial obligations during the restructuring, including cash on hand and a debtor-in-possession facility provided by certain of its First Lien Term Loan lenders.The Chapter 11 process will encompass a comprehensive restructuring of the Company. Fieldwood entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement (“RSA”) with the support of key members of the Company’s lender group, including holders of approximately two-thirds of the obligations under its First Lien Term Loan facility.Fieldwood has filed a series of motions with the Bankruptcy Court which, when granted, are expected to enable the Company to maintain its operations as usual throughout the restructuring process.Mike Dane, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, commented: “Today’s announcement reflects the next step in our efforts to respond to the challenging market environment and Fieldwood’s liabilities. Over the last several months, we have worked collaboratively with numerous important stakeholders to evaluate our options and proactively manage our balance sheet. The transactions contemplated in our RSA to be implemented through Chapter 11 represent the best course of action for Fieldwood and all our stakeholders and we look forward to implementing this plan.”Fieldwood’s Chapter 11 case is being heard in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Source: Company Press Release Fieldwood expects to have access to sufficient liquidity to meet financial obligations during the restructuring, including cash on hand and a debtor-in-possession facility provided by certain of its First Lien Term Loan lenderslast_img read more

May 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img USS America Prepares for Commissioning View post tag: prepares View post tag: San Francisco October 7, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy The US Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in San Francisco, Oct. 6, in preparation for its commissioning ceremony on Oct. 11 during San Francisco Fleet Week. Authorities View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: americas During the port visit, America Sailors are scheduled to participate in several community outreach events at various local schools and at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The crew will also have the opportunity to participate in ride-alongs with San Francisco’s emergency medical services staff.Much planning and preparation has gone into making San Francisco Fleet Week and America’s commissioning ceremony an unforgettable experience for both the Sailors and the community.Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Angel Pacheco, assigned to America, helped coordinate many of the community relations events and said he looks forward to getting involved in the community.The ship recently completed its maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas,” where the crew engaged in cooperative maritime security operations with Colombia, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Brazil, Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, El Salvador, and Peru in order to maintain access, enhance interoperability and build enduring partnerships that foster regional security.The Navy officially accepted delivery of America from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., during a ship custody transfer ceremony, April 10. It is the fourth ship bearing the name, but is the first of its class, replacing the Tarawa-class of amphibious assault ships.As the next-generation “big-deck,” America is optimized for aviation, capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.[mappress]Press Release, October 07, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: USS America Follow @navaltoday Back to overview,Home naval-today USS America Prepares for Commissioning View post tag: commissioning Share this articlelast_img read more

May 3, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgIS IT TRUE that U.S. Senator Mike Braun created mobile offices to better assist Hoosiers? …we commend Senator Braun for working outside the box?IS IT TRUE according to WRDB TV, Louisville, the Kentucky Supreme Court will weigh in for the second time in a long-running case challenging the legality of the nearly 3,000 slot-like “Historical Horse Racing” machines that have been installed at racetrack-owned venues around the state since 2011. IS IT TRUE that Palm Springs, CA is about to get a new hockey rink and not one dime of taxpayer money will be spent on the construction?…the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have announced a partnership with Live Nation to bring a 10,000 seat arena with an adjacent practice rink and entertainment area similar to Louisville’s 4th Street Live to downtown Palm Springs?…the arena is slated to open in the Fall of 2021 which will be a record time to compete a $250 million project?…the arena will be on the Agua Caliente reservation so there will be no State of California regulations, litanies of lawsuits, or insane local rules to hamper the construction?…as the reservation is a sovereign nation it is also not subject to the deal killing Davis Bacon laws that were passed in 1931?…if the arena is a big financial winner the Agua Caliente will reap the profits and if it is not they will absorb the losses?…this is how arena’s should be financed?  …the Agua Caliente partnership with Live Nation will essentially guarantee that the large drawing acts that can fill such a facility will be there? IS IT TRUE starting next month our publisher will start in earnest writing his long awaited book called “IT IS TRUE”?  …he wants us to stress that none of the names of the 139 “CCO MOLES” that provided him with “IS IT TRUE” material over the years will not be reference or exposed in his book? …in fact, he’s the only person who knows who the “CCO MOLES” are? …he will not get personal with appointed or elected offices holders that appeared in past “IS IT TRUE” columns over the last 15 plus years?  …he will only reference good and bad public policy decisions they made? …in fact, he’s telling us so far the ‘”IS IT TRUE” comments posted over the years are trending to be around 90% accurate? …our publisher predicts that his book (“IT IS TRUE”) will be an informative, enlightening, funny and enjoyable to read?IS IT TRUE we just received the following e-mail from our former editor and friend Joe Wallace?  …he said; “I will help with the IS IT TRUE book if you like. I just did all of this and know exactly how to set it up.”  …we have accepted his offer? IS IT TRUE that WRDB TV, Louisville also reported that Casino gambling is illegal in Kentucky, but the current gaming machines are designed to mimic slots while basing the results of each spin on an old horse race, selected at random, which players are not able to identify in advance? IS IT TRUE the Publisher of the City-County Observer will turned 76 years old at the end of this month? …he tells us that the only thing left on his “bucket list” is to finish his book called “IT IS TRUE”?  …over 15 plus years our publisher with the help of his 139 ‘Moles”, CCO staff have created many insightful, accurate and dynamic “IS IT TRUE” comments designed to encourage our elected and appointed officials to make “Good Public Policy” decisions? IS IT TRUE it’s guesstimated that the Ford Center has proceeded to consume nearly $9 million taxpayer dollars per year? …it has totally underperformed relative to the study by the handpicked consulting group that claimed it would be break even from day one?…it has now been 8 years and the people of Evansville have seen over $70 million dollars go up in smoke? IS IT TRUE we hope that the owners of Casinos located in Kentucky will show their patrons how to use the additional option of betting on past horse races from tracks all over America? …we are told that this feature is available on every instant “Historical Horse Racing” gaming machine in the State Of Kentucky but is rarely used?Todays “Readers Poll” question is:Do you feel because the Democratic party doesn’t have a Mayoral candidate it’s going to hurt City Council canidates?We are pleased to provide obituaries from eight (8) area funeral homes at no costs.  Please scroll down our paper and you shall see a listing of them.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.”READERS FORUM” center_img IS IT TRUE politics in Evansville have done a complete about face in the short space of 12 years?…in the campaign for Mayor in 2007, incumbent Jonathan Weinzapfel faced a Republican candidate named David Nixon and reveled over a 70 point margin of victory?…four years later the Vanderburgh County Democrat Party imploded under the weight of ego and hubris after shoving the $127 million Ford Center down the taxpayers throats without an opportunity to hold a vote? IS IT TRUE if a person has charisma, has the capacity of giving long and boring speeches about nothing and would love having his picture taken 24-7 he should run for Mayor of Evansville? IS IT TRUE that the biggest accomplishment of the City-County Observer is that we have never been considered to be a “Minister Of Propaganda” for any appointed or elected officials? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will encourage  honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

April 21, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEntries are now being accepted for Product of the Year 2012. Now in its eighth year, it is the nation’s largest independent survey, conducted by TNS Research International, into FMCG product innovation, with over 12,000 consumers voting.According to new research by Kantar Worldpanel, the inclusion of a Product of the Year logo on 14 winning products from 2009, achieved an average of £9.2m in sales in the 12-month time period, against an average new product, which achieves less than £1m after one year of its launch.  Winners of this prestigious award typically see a 10-15% increase in sales, according to the organisers.The awards are free to enter for any product or product line launched within the past 18 months. Entries received before 1 July will receive a 15% early bird discount if the product passes the Jury Day test and is submitted to the research stage to be voted Product of the Year 2012. Winners for 2011, announced in January, included Warburtons for its SnackaDoodle in the Snacks category, and Aunt Bessie’s Perfect for Chicken Yorkshire Puddings in the Savoury Food categoryTo enter your product or to find out more visit The final deadline is 6 August, 2011.last_img read more