USA: Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula Shipyard Wins USD 2.7 Million Grant for Project


first_img View post tag: USD View post tag: million View post tag: Huntington View post tag: wins Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula shipyard won a $2.7 million grant for a project to improve shipyard welding and lower costs for th…(al)[mappress]Source: al, May 10, 2011; View post tag: shipyard May 10, 2011 View post tag: industries View post tag: grant Industry newscenter_img USA: Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula Shipyard Wins USD 2.7 Million Grant for Project View post tag: Pascagoula View post tag: Ingalls View post tag: 2.7 View post tag: usa Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula Shipyard Wins USD 2.7 Million Grant for Project View post tag: project Share this articlelast_img read more

Listen To The Avett Brothers’ Emotional New Single, ‘True Sadness’


first_imgBeloved folk rockers The Avett Brothers have a new album, True Sadness, due out on June 24th via American/Republic Records. The band has been building anticipation for their new release with some great live performances, and today they have shared the title track from the new release.Contrary to its title, the song is an upbeat folk tune, powered by acoustic guitars and a funky bass line running throughout the tune. You can listen to the new song below:The band also announced five new tour dates throughout 2016, including a date in June and a run of pre-Halloween shows in South Carolina and Virginia. You can see the newly added dates below, for which a fan pre-sale begins next Tuesday, May 10th at noon local time.The Avett Brothers New Tour DatesJuly 5: Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center September 10: Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center October 6: Southaven, MS – Landers CenterOctober 29: Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness ArenaOctober 30: Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilionlast_img read more

Students, staff react to passing of health care bill


first_imgNotre Dame College Democrats celebrated a long-awaited victory Sunday after spending months making more than 6,000 phone calls to area residents, asking them to express their support to health care reform to Rep. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat.Donnelly voted “yes” on the health care reform legislation, which passed in the House of Representatives Sunday by a 219-212 vote. President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign the bill today. William Evans, an economics professor at Notre Dame with an expertise in health economics, said the legislation marks “extensive change” on a number of fronts.“Any way you slice it, a trillion dollars over 10 years is a chunk of change,” Evans said, referring to the estimated increase in government expenditures.Evans said the bill will result in a “fairly substantial increase in government provision of medical care.”While it won’t provide universal coverage, as some have suggested, Evans said more Americans will have health insurance.“It’s clear that insurance enrollment is going to go up as a result of this … and the number of uninsured is going to go down,” he said.The positives and negatives of reform have been fiercely debated, mostly along partisan lines, but Evans said he sees both good and bad in the legislation. He pointed to aggressive moves to control Medicare costs as a positive change but said those who are concerned about the high cost are “rightfully worried.”But for the College Democrats, the bill’s passage was seen as completely positive.“The College Democrats are celebrating a victory for justice,” said junior Chris Rhodenbaugh, co-president of the College Democrats. “We are proud that the Congress, in particular Joe Donnelly, listened to the voices of the American people and did what is right for the future of our country.”Meanwhile, Notre Dame College Republicans are lamenting the passing of the bill — one that did not garner a single Republican vote in the House.“The economic and medical future of our country has been compromised,” said senior Erika Hagstrom, president of the College Republicans. “We will not be able to go back, and college students like those of us at Notre Dame will be paying for it for the rest of our lives — fiscally and physically.”Rhodenbaugh said the bill’s main strengths are that it will not discriminate based on preexisting conditions while getting more healthy people into the health care system and focusing more on preventing illness, rather than on treating the uninsured once they get sick.“That’s where huge cost savings come in,” he said.Rhodenbaugh also said the bill will benefit college students by allowing young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years old.Roughly 28 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are currently uninsured, Evans said.Hagstrom said a primary concern is that the bill will be a detriment to the country’s already weak economy.“The bill will increase costs which is the last thing we should be doing in this economy,” she said.Hagstrom also said she is against the bill’s language regarding abortion, which has been heavily debated as lawmakers, Catholic organizations and pro-life groups disagree whether the bill would allow federal funding for abortion.Donnelly, a pro-life Democrat, was one of a handful of representatives who withheld their support for the bill until a last-minute deal was struck with the president, who agreed to sign an executive order to prohibit federal money from funding abortions.Still, some groups, including pro-life groups, have said the executive order is not a sufficient guarantee that federal money won’t able to fund abortions.“I, along with Republicans, agree that it is immoral and wrong to force taxpayers who may be pro-life to pay for abortions,” Hagstrom said.Rhodenbaugh said he believes the bill as it was passed will not fund abortions.“The Senate bill won’t fund abortion and the House bill won’t fund abortion,” he said. “Abortion will not be paid for in this bill.”Rhodenbaugh said the bill is actually quite pro-life and Catholic.“From a Catholic perspective, [we] should be working to pursue universal health care and treat health care as a right. It’s about the dignity of the whole life from birth all the way until death,” Rhodenbaugh said. “And health care is a huge part of that.”last_img read more

Viola Smith, ‘Fastest Girl Drummer in the World,’ Dies at 107


first_imgMs. Smith’s sisters gradually left the band to raise families or pursue other occupations, and with her remaining bandmate, Mildred, she formed a new all-female ensemble, billed as Frances Carroll (the frontwoman) and the Coquettes, which appeared on the cover of Billboard magazine and performed in a Warner Bros. musical short. Mildred eventually also got married, and Ms. Smith became the last sister standing. Viola Smith, who played a giant 12-piece drum kit and was billed as the “fastest girl drummer in the world” — and who wrote a widely read essay during World War II advocating for big bands to hire female musicians in place of the male ones who had been drafted — died on Oct. 21 at her home in Costa Mesa, Calif. She was 107.Her nephew Dennis confirmed her death.- Advertisement – Despite Ms. Smith’s impassioned argument, the big bands didn’t heed her calls for inclusion.Viola Clara Schmitz was born in Mount Calvary, Wis., on Nov. 29, 1912. Her father, Nicholas, ran a tavern and a dance hall and played cornet professionally. Her mother, Louise (Steffes) Schmitz, was a homemaker. She grew up in a musical household with nine siblings and attended a rural schoolhouse. No immediate family members survive.When Ms. Smith was 13, her father assigned her the drums in the family band, partly because all the other instruments were spoken for. The Schmitz Sisters Orchestra toured heavily and once participated in a radio battle with an all-male big band, performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” The bright lights of New York, and the hot jazz coming out of the nightclubs on 52nd Street, called out to Ms. Smith, and she headed to the big city with her drumsticks. Opportunity abounded for her in New York. She studied timpani at the Juilliard School and played with the snare drum virtuoso Billy Gladstone at Radio City Music Hall. A young Frank Sinatra chatted her up one night at a chop house. She found a studio apartment in Midtown, where she ended up living for 70 years.She joined Phil Spitalny’s all-female Hour of Charm big band and stayed with the group for over a decade, appearing with them in the Abbott and Costello comedy “Here Come the Co-eds.” Ms. Smith also made several appearances on Ed Sullivan’s popular variety show and signed endorsement deals with Ludwig Drums and the Zildjian cymbal company.By the 1950s, the big-band era was coming to an end. A few years after performing on Broadway as a member of the Kit Kat Band in the original 1966 production of “Cabaret,” she retired. She spent the following years getting good at bridge and enjoying the wonders of a rent-regulated New York apartment.When Ms. Smith discovered much later that she was being hailed as a female pioneer of drumming, the news surprised her.“It’s all amazing to me what I see now on the internet,” she told Tom Tom, a drumming magazine, in 2013. “Everything comes as a great surprise. I’m very thankful that I’m accepted as a girl drummer because, one time, there was no such thing.” – Advertisement –center_img As the ranks of predominantly male big bands thinned out during the war, Ms. Smith published an editorial in DownBeat Magazine titled “Give Girl Musicians a Break!,” urging orchestras to hire the talented female musicians eager to fill the slots of the absent players.“Why not let the girls play in the big bands?” she wrote. “In these times of national emergency, many of the star instrumentalists of the big name bands are being drafted. Instead of replacing them with what may be mediocre talent, why not let some of the great girl musicians of the country take their places?”“There are many girl trumpet players, girl saxophonists and girl drummers who can stand the grind of long tours and exacting one-night stands,” she continued. “The idea of girls being able to play only legitimately is a worn-out myth now.”- Advertisement – Ms. Smith, who hailed from a little town in Wisconsin, grew up playing in a jazz band with her seven sisters. Her entrepreneurial father conceived of the group, the Schmitz Sisters Orchestra, and they performed at state fairs and toured the vaudeville circuit. After most of her sisters left the band, Ms. Smith started another all-female outfit, the Coquettes, which rose to modest national fame in the late 1930s.Ms. Smith became the first female star of jazz drumming. She performed at President Harry S. Truman’s inauguration gala, and she worked with Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb. Her showcase tune was a jazzy arabesque called “Snake Charmer,” in which she exhibited her virtuosity in a flashy solo. When people called her the “female Gene Krupa,” she corrected them: Krupa, she said, was the male Viola Smith. In 2012, Ms. Smith moved to Southern California, where she lived on a Christian commune in Costa Mesa, largely composed of older women, called the Piecemakers. The origins of the group, which operates a country store that sells homemade quilts and crafts, date to the 1960s.Earlier this year, the writer Emma Starer Gross visited Costa Mesa to interview Ms. Smith for The LAnd Magazine. Musing on her longevity, Ms. Smith said, “Maybe it’s the drums that have kept me spry, or the wine, or going to the casino.”The article described a trip Ms. Smith had taken a few years earlier to a Guitar Center with some Piecemaker friends to pick up musical equipment. A young woman helped them out, paying little notice to the petite centenarian. As it happened, Tom Tom magazine had recently run a piece about Ms. Smith, and that very issue was sitting on the shop’s counter.When the young employee started flipping through the magazine, and one of Ms. Smith’s friends casually mentioned the article, she quickly became star-struck.“You’re Viola Smith?” she said. “Every woman drummer knows who you are.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Brookville Main Street lane restrictions go into effect


first_imgStarting Thursday (2/23), the Indiana Department of Transportation will shift traffic to the west side of US Highway 52/Main Street in Brookville between its intersection with State Road 101/State Road 1 and First Street.This first phase will facilitate operations on the east side for sidewalk and curb ramp construction, as well as the installation of street lights.North and southbound traffic will be moved to 11-foot lanes, eliminating the parking lane on the west side of the street.Parking will still be allowed on the east side, except where construction operations are taking place. The project is estimated to cost $2.8 million and is estimated to be completed by October 13.last_img

Miller picks up PASS win at Port Royal


first_imgDarren Miller was the Saturday winner when the Pennsylvania Sprint Series traveled to Port Royal Speedway. (Photo by Christi Baker)PORT ROYAL, Pa. (June 24) – Darren Miller wired the field in the 18-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Se­ries main event for the first win of his career Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.Jeff Miller raced into second early from the sixth starting spot and kept the leader honest the en­tire distance of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner.Only on the final lap, as the pair headed to the checkered flag and Darren Miller got bottled up by traffic was Jeff Miller able to challenge, albeit unsuccessfully.Tyler Reeser rode home third followed by Cale Reigle and Ken Duke Jr.Feature results – 1. Darren Miller; 2. Jeff Miller; 3. Tyler Reeser; 4. Cale Reigle; 5. Ken Duke Jr.; 6. Drew Ritchey; 7. Dave Guss Jr.; 8. John Walp; 9. Kassidy Kreitz; 10. Kyle Ganoe; 11. Erin Stat­ler; 12. Tom Worrick; 13. Scott Ellerman; 14. Zach Newlin; 15. Ron Aurand; 16. Reed Thomp­son; 17. Tyler Denochik; 18. Mike Alleman; 19. Stephanie Dodson; 20. Jay Krout; 21. Coltt Lepley; 22. Nathan Gramley; 23. Dave Grube; 24. Brian Sweitzrer.last_img read more

Nadal edges Dimitrov to set up dream Federer final


first_imgBy Nick MulvenneyMELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal had to be at his battling best to outlast Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-4 at the Australian Open tennis yesterday and set up a mouthwatering ninth grand slam final meeting with his great rival Roger Federer.The Spaniard looked every inch a 14-time grand slam champion as he slugged it out with his 25-year-old opponent over nearly five hours on Rod Laver Arena to reach his first major final since the 2014 French Open and 21st overall.“Grigor was playing unbelievably, it was a great match,” the 30-year-old said.“I think both of us deserve to be in that final, it was a great fight. Finally it was me, I feel lucky and I am very happy for that.”With 35-year-old Serena Williams facing her 36-year-old sister Venus in today’s women’s final and a rested Federer, 35, waiting for Nadal tomorrow, it is the first time in the open era that all four grand slam finalists have been over 30.Dimitrov, riding high on a 10-match winning streak and seeking his first grand slam final, did his best to keep the twentysomething standard flying into the weekend.There were no signs of the mental frailties that have prevented Dimitrov from fulfilling the potential promised by his nickname ‘BabyFed’ as he went blow-for-blow with the powerful left-hander.It’s never easy to lose a match like that,” said Dimitrov, who hit 79 winners. “But it also shows me that I’m on the right path. At least one thing I can say is I left it all out there on court.”Ninth seed Nadal was forced to save two break points in the opening game alone, setting the tone for a frenetic evening.The 2009 champion soon hit his stride, though, and a booming pass that the world number 15 was unable to get back gave Nadal a break for 3-1 and he wrapped up the opening set in 35 minutes.The Bulgarian refused to buckle, though, and pounced to break to love for a 3-1 lead in the second set, Nadal perhaps distracted by a time violation warning.From there, the set descended into chaos with both players broken twice and Nadal forced to save four set points before Dimitrov evened up the contest on the fifth.The break points continued to come thick and fast in the third set, Nadal converting his third and Dimitrov his fourth to keep the set on serve.BLISTERING FOREHANDAfter a short break while a spectator received medical attention, Nadal held for 6-6 and the set went into a tiebreaker.Nadal missed a large part of the 2016 season because of a wrist injury but proved there was nothing wrong with his fitness as he scrapped to go 2-1 up, sealing the deal with a blistering forehand which Dimitrov parried into the net.Another tiebreaker looked inevitable when the break points dried up in the fourth set, and Dimitrov quickly took control before serving up a 195 kph bomb to send the contest into a decider.There were chances for both men in the fifth but, with midnight long past, Nadal came to the net to punch a backhand into the back court, break for 5-4 and earn the right to serve for the match.Still Dimitrov would not lie down, though, and Nadal needed three match points to win his 12th straight grand slam semi-final and reach his fourth Australian Open final.“It’s special to play Roger again in the final of a grand slam, I cannot lie,” Nadal added.“I need to go back to the hotel, to rest well, and to recover.”last_img read more

UC Irvine looks to extend streak vs CSUN


first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUC Irvine (18-10, 10-2) vs. Cal State Northridge (11-16, 6-5)Matadome, Northridge, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UC Irvine looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head series over Cal State Northridge. UC Irvine has won by an average of 15 points in its last 10 wins over the Matadors. Cal State Northridge’s last win in the series came on Feb. 22, 2014, an 81-75 win. UC Irvine looks to extend streak vs CSUN STEPPING UP: Cal State Northridge’s Lamine Diane has averaged 22.6 points and 8.7 rebounds while Terrell Gomez has put up 20.3 points. For the Anteaters, Collin Welp has averaged 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Eyassu Worku has put up 12.3 points.RAMPING IT UP: The Matadors have scored 76.8 points per game and allowed 75.5 points per game in conference play so far. Those are both substantial improvements over the 69.7 points scored and 84.1 points allowed per game to non-conference foes.CLUTCH COLLIN: Welp has connected on 42.1 percent of the 76 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 12 over his last five games. He’s also made 84.9 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: UC Irvine is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 18-4 when scoring at least 61.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Cal State Northridge is a perfect 5-0 when it turns the ball over six times or fewer. The Matadors are 6-16 when they record more than six turnovers. UC Irvine has created 10.8 turnovers per game in Big West play and 11.4 per game over its last five.DID YOU KNOW: The Cal State Northridge offense has recorded a turnover on only 16.3 percent of its possessions, which is the 27th-lowest rate in the country. The UC Irvine defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.4 percent of all possessions (ranked 296th among Division I teams). February 21, 2020center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Aduana Stars suspend striker for beating coach


first_imgGhanaian champions Aduana Stars have confirmed the indefinite suspension of striker Richard Addai for gross misconduct.Addai is alleged to have physically assaulted assistant coach Ben Zola at the team’s training grounds and the club has quickly moved to instill discipline in the team.“It’s true Richard Addai has been suspended indefinitely for events that happened between himself and assistant Ben Zola.“We believe the young man failed to show respect to the man and it’s important we instill discipline in the team,” the club’s Public Relations Officer Kwame Marfo told Peace FM.“But it’s not a move to dismiss him from the club but for him to show some amount of remorse so that he’ll be called back into the team.Aduana tackle North African side Wydad Casablanca in the second leg of the Caf Champions League preliminary round qualifier on Sunday 27 February. Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more