Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off

first_img View post tag: USS February 7, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Deployment Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off View post tag: Harry View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: off View post tag: put View post tag: S View post tag: Gettysburg View post tag: Truman The Secretary of Defense delayed the deployment of USS Harry S. Truman and USS Gettysburg Feb. 6. The deployment was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8.The affected ships have begun formally notifying the men and women of the Harry S. Truman Strike Group (HST CSG) that they will not be deploying. “Facing budget uncertainty — including a Continuing Resolution and the looming potential for across-the-board sequestration cuts — the U.S. Navy made this request to the Secretary and he approved,” said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little in a released statement. “This prudent decision enables the U.S. Navy to maintain these ships to deploy on short notice in the event they are needed to respond to national security contingencies,” said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little in a released statement.In order to remain ready and capable to deploy, HST CSG will conduct underway evolutions and maintain proficiency until a future deployment date is announced. “The United States will continue to maintain a robust military presence in the CENTCOM region, including the current carrier presence and a mix of other assets, to fulfill enduring commitments to our partners. The U.S. military continues to stand ready to respond to any contingency and to confront any threat in the region,” said Little.HST CSG consists of approximately 5,000 Sailors and Marines, including coalition Sailors. Deploying units include Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10; USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220); guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron.Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 is embarked on board USS Harry S. Truman with its associated squadrons: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 “Swordsmen,” VFA-37 “Ragin’ Bulls,” and VFA-105 “Gunslingers,” Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 “Checkerboards,” Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 “Seahawks,” Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 “Zappers,” Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 “Dusty Dogs,” and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 “Swamp Foxes.”USS Harry S. Truman returned from its last deployment Dec. 2010.Following its last deployment, USS Harry S. Truman conducted a 16-month docking planned incremental availability from March – July 2011 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 7, 2013; Image: US Navy Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

Governor Tom Wolf Vetoes Budget that Fails to Address Pennsylvania’s Most Pressing Issues

first_img Press Release,  Severance Tax Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf tonight vetoed the Republican budget that fails to address the core issues facing Pennsylvania, including a structural budget deficit, a drastically underfunded school system, and rising property taxes for seniors and middle-class families. The Republican budget is unbalanced and built on one-time revenues that lead to a $3 billion deficit.“The citizens of Pennsylvania sent us here to do serious work and to address the problems facing this commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “This includes enacting a budget that contains fair and adequate education funding in part by implementing a commonsense severance tax, providing property tax relief to Pennsylvania families and seniors, fixing the structural deficit, and providing a sound plan to create jobs across this commonwealth. This budget does not accomplish these essential tasks, so I cannot, in good faith, give it my approval.”Governor Wolf emphasized that he remains committed to working with Republicans to come to a negotiated solution. But he reiterated that he will not accept a budget that completely ignores key issues that he set out in his budget address, including adequately funding our schools with a commonsense severance tax, reducing property taxes, eliminating the structural deficit, and creating jobs in Pennsylvania.“Throughout this process, I have strived to work with Republicans. I have made concessions and I have kept an open mind,” Governor Wolf said. “In return, Republicans have simply said no to my plan that will get Pennsylvania back on track, fix our schools, provide property tax relief, and address our structural deficit. In fact, when asked what their counteroffer to my commonsense severance tax proposal was, Republican leaders said, “Nothing, yeah nothing.” That is completely unacceptable. It is not how to negotiate in good faith. This is why the people of the commonwealth have lost confidence in their government.“In business, I never saw negotiations approached in such a manner. Pennsylvanians deserve better and now is the time for us to get to work. It’s time to stop playing games.”In addition to its failure to address the priorities shared by a majority of Pennsylvanians and the governor, the Republican budget simply does not add up. The Republican budget relies on $1.5 billion in gimmicks and one-time fixes and would lead to a $3 billion dollar deficit. Instead of responsibly addressing Pennsylvania’s structural deficit, this plan is filled with smoke and mirrors like budgets of the past four years that have resulted in serial credit downgrades.In the midst of serious cuts to school funding at the state level over the past four years, Pennsylvanians have seen struggling schools and higher property taxes. The Republican budget fails to address either of these pressing issues with no property tax relief and a meager $8 million net increase going to the classroom, less than 2% of the $500 million needed to restore the damaging cuts of the past four years.It’s time to end the games and gimmicks. We cannot stand for the status quo any longer. Governor Wolf will fight for the people of Pennsylvania who elected him governor to move our commonwealth forward.MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # # Governor Tom Wolf Vetoes Budget that Fails to Address Pennsylvania’s Most Pressing Issues June 30, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

First checkers of season fly for Allen

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (July 18) – Brandon Allen led the distance Saturday at Arlington Raceway to pick up his first IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car victory of the season.Allen took the lead on the opening circuit and was a quarter of a lap ahead of the field for most of the race. Seventh starting Michael Stien was gaining on Allen lap by lap but ran out of time and settled for second ahead of Trevor Serbus.Cory Probst crossed the stripe just inches ahead of Mike Voight for his fifth straight and eighth overall Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature win.Clint Hatlestad caught Trent Loverude for the lead and eventual win in an MN 93 IMCA Modified feature that ran green to checkered.Josh Telecky had the lead in the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature for the first six laps but the hood on his car flew up, causing a caution and sending him to the work area. Dan Mackenthun ran away from the field from that point.Matt Looft raced from 12th starting to win the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature.There were four different leaders in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact feature, Dylan Braun­worth for lap one, Zack Foesch led the next two laps, then Kyren Porter led the next four laps before Nate Coopman got by for the eventual win.last_img read more

English Premier League mulls winter break to emulate Europe

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pistons’ Willie Reed suspended 6 games by NBA Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Premier League says it’s been looking at the “challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar, and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break.”January would be the most likely time for a break, given the significance of the fixtures around Christmas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Premier League says “provided space can be found in the calendar, we are open to this in principle and will continue constructive discussions with our football stakeholders to seek a workable solution.” Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, left, celebrates with teammate Cesar Azpilicueta after scoring his side’s first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road stadium in London, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)LONDON — The English Premier League could emulate other European competitions by introducing a winter break.The Premier League says it has been in talks for several months about finding a gap in the soccer calendar with the Football Association and English Football League, which organizes the three divisions below the top-flight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

KELLY’S DINER HOPING TO MAKE YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT ‘PICTURE PERFECT’

first_imgKelly’s Diner will be hosting a Pop-Up Studio for local families to avail of affordable high quality family portraits.Popular local photographer Rosey McGinty will be hosting the Pop-Up Studio for THREE days.It all kicks-off tomorrow Thursday the 9th of April and will last until Sunday the 12th. Kelly’s Diner will provide the platform for Rosey’s Pop-Up Studio and recognises that it is a fantastic opportunity for families to have a professional picture of their loved ones taken at an affordable and competitive rate.Each sitting is just €10 and this offer also includes a complimentary 10×8 print.The sittings will run from 10am to 5pm and no prior booking is necessary as the sittings will work on a first come first serve basis during the THREE day offer.Owner of Kelly’s Diner Mairtin Kelly said, “The service is similar to popular pixie photo shoots but much better as Rosie spends time with the client. “It’s a great offer and a great opportunity to avail of with such a top-class professional in photography like Rosie.KELLY’S DINER HOPING TO MAKE YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT ‘PICTURE PERFECT’ was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

MLB Winter Meetings: Possible catching options for the Oakland A’s

first_imgOn day one of the Winter Meetings, a controversy was re-hashed and quick player laundry lists unfurled. On day two, the news out of the Oakland A’s camp in San Diego came to a nice halt.“It’s pretty slow,” Vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane said on Tuesday with reporters. “We don’t have a lot. It seems like a lot of the air is filled with free agent talk. You guys are here, too. So it’s a bit slow. But I think that’s a function of us not having to re-invent ourselves at these …last_img read more

Malaika Arora Khan miffed with Sonakshi

first_imgTwo actresses can clearly not be friends in Bollywood. Never mind that they belong to different age groups. We hear that all is not well between Sonakshi Sinha and Malaika Arora Khan, both of whom worked in the film Dabangg. At the recently held Sahara India Sports Awards, Sonakshi marked her stage debut with a performance of the Munni badnaam hui track from the film, originally picturised on Malaika.Everyone applauded Sonakshi for her first stage act, which she performed with much grace and aplomb. However, sources confirm that Malaika was disturbed that Sonakshi performed on Munni when she could have chosen any other number.”Malaika is using Munni as her big ticket song, to be performed at various stage shows. She doesn’t want anyone else to perform to it,” said a source.While Salman Khan launched Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter, Sonakshi, Malaika is his bhabhi. Malaika is miffed because she wants the song to remain exclusively associated with her.Ever since the movie was released, Malaika has been spotted at various events performing to the popular track. However, she was not approached for the Sahara awards. The show was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and the Munni number was one of the highlights of the event.last_img read more

Stephen Constantine steps down as India coach after Asian Cup exit

first_imgStephen Constantine resigned as the head coach of the Indian football team after they crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup here on Monday.India needed a draw against Bahrain in their final group match to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time ever in their history.However, their hearts were broken in in cruel fashion as an 89th minute penalty from Jamal Rashed handed Bahrain all three points.Immediately after the defeat, Constantine announced that he has decided to step down from his position.”Stephen Constantine is stepping down after this game. I was here for four years. My objective from day 1 was to qualify for the Asian Cup. I have done that and we have broken a few records.”I am proud of the players for what they have given. I have to thank the AIFF for the support. My cycle has finished. It’s time for me to move on,” he told reporters at the post match press conference.India got off to a flying start with an emphatic 4-1 win over Thailand. But defeats to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain saw them finish last in their group.Constantine took over as the coach of the Indian team in 2015 in his second stint and managed to guide them into the Asian Cup after a hiatus of eight years.Earlier, Constantine had coached India from 2002 to 2005.Under Constantine, India broke into the top 100 of the FIFA rankings last year from the 173rd spot in 2015.”I am bitterly disappointed. To go out in the 90th minute due to a penalty is really tough. The boys gave everything.advertisement”We perhaps did not create enough chances as we did in the previous two games. We go home,” the coach said reflecting on the game.Asked what was the thought behind starting Rowlin Borges in place of Anirudh Thapa, he explained: “Borges is one of the best passers of the ball in India. When he gets on the ball, he can create things in terms of getting the ball out to Udanta and Hali. Also Thapa had a back injury, it wasn’t a major injury. We just thought Borges would give us fresh legs.”Constantine stressed that India did not deserve to bow of the competition so early after their brave brand of football.”I don’t think we deserved to go out of the group. The boys have exceeded expectations. Unlucky we could not score 3-4 against the UAE.last_img read more