BAE Systems lands USS Anchorage modification contract

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems lands USS Anchorage modification contract View post tag: BAe Systems January 28, 2016 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Anchorage BAE Systems lands USS Anchorage modification contract Share this article U.S. Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $25,589,923 modification to a previously awarded contract for the 2016 selected restricted availability (SRA) of USS Anchorage (LPD-23).An SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, a subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc will perform the work at its San Diego, California shipyard adjacent to the U.S. Naval Station. The work is expected to be completed by October 2016.Anchorage is the seventh ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio class. The LPD 17 San Antonio class is the functional replacement of over 41 ships from four existing classes, the LPD 4 Austin-class, LSD 36 Anchorage-class, LKA 113 Charleston-class, and LST 1179 Newport-class amphibious ships.The U.S Navy commissioned the USS Anchorage during a ceremony held May 4, 2013 in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska.[mappress mapid=”17647″]last_img read more

Fine Lady Bakeries confirms plan for northern base

first_imgFine Lady Bakeries has announced plans to build a £20m bakery in Newton Heath, east Manchester. Planning permission has been submitted for the site, which would become Fine Lady’s northern base.Joe Street, managing director of the Banbury-based company, said the east Manchester location would offer excellent transport links, both north and south.“We don’t want to anticipate the outcome of the planning application, but this is an exciting first step for us,” he said. “We see this as a long-term investment in east Manchester, creating jobs and other benefits for the local community.”If plans go ahead for the proposed site at Central Park, off Briscoe Lane, it could bring up to 250 jobs to the area. Fine Lady Bakeries produces a range of breads, rolls and fruited products such as teacakes, which are supplied to leading supermarket chains, independent retailers, sandwich-makers and catering companies.last_img read more

VBSR and Local first Vermont join forces

first_imgIn September 2010, The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) teamed with Local First Vermont to publish a coupon book for the Chittenden, Addison and Washington counties area. The book offers approximately $2,300 in coupon savings, and a business directory of locally owned, independent businesses.‘Most Vermonters know the importance of buying local. This book just helps them to do that,’ said of VBSR. Both consumers and business owners alike reacted so positively to the book that VBSR is in planning for the second edition.Local First Vermont is a group of business owners and citizens who believe in the importance of supporting locally owned independent businesses and has been a leading voice in Vermont’s ‘Buy Local’ movement. They joined forces with VBSR in 2009.‘When we buy locally we are not just benefiting the business, but the community at large,’ said Pfeiffer-Norrell. ‘Local business owners are our neighbors. The Buy Local Coupon Book supports our local economy, and during these economic times I think it’s more important than ever that we support each other.’The 2010 coupon books are still available at the price of $10 and can be purchased at a variety of stores in the three counties; a list of the stores selling the book is available at www.LocalCouponsVT.com(link is external). Coupons are valid until September 2011.For more information, contact at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or Owen Milne at [email protected](link sends e-mail), or by calling (802) 862-8347.The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines ‘ economic, social and environmental. It strives to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of the state’s residents, while still remaining profitable.Founded in 1990 by a group of business people who believed businesses have as much responsibility to workers, communities and the environment as they do to being financially successful, VBSR is the oldest and largest regional association of values-led businesses in the country. It has over 1,200 members, which collectively employs 13% of the state.last_img read more

Bordeaux chairman explains why Laurent Koscielny insisted on leaving Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Laurent Koscielny returned to France this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Laurent Koscielny was adamant that he would leave Arsenal over the summer and Bordeaux chairman Joe DaGrosa has explained how his decision to join Bordeaux ‘transcended wage issues’.The former Gunners captain refused to go on the pre-season trip to America with the rest of the squad as he forced through a move a year before the end of his contract.Having been a loyal servant to the club since 2010, the Frenchman’s strike action came as something of a surprise, having captained Arsenal in the Europa League final at the end of last season.However, DaGrosa has explained that it was partially the 34-year-old wanting to return to his home country, but also have assurances of his career after playing, with his family’s future in mind.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It really starts with Laurent’s desire to come back to France,’ DaGrosa said, via Get French Football News.‘We were not the only club in France that he considered but Bordeaux was at the top of his list, but again, not the only one on the list.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘His desire was to return to France, and particularly to Bordeaux where he has family, in the region. I also think that this concerns this discussion on the subject of young players compared to more experienced players.‘Laurent Koscielny rightly thinks of his conversion and I think that Bordeaux presents a great place for him to stay in the world of football in the decades to come.‘We are therefore delighted to welcome someone of his level and experience, who has long-term goals with the club, after he has put an end to his sporting career.‘These are things we told him about, and I think that was reasoned in him, and it transcended wage issues. Where does he want to go with his family at the end of his career?‘So we convinced him and insisted that he came to a family, that he would feel at home, that he did not just come to a club.’Koscielny has started three Ligue 1 games for Bordeaux since returning to France, but it has been a slow start to the season for Paulo Sousa’s side, picking up five points from the first four games.MORE: Why Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vitoria has been rescheduled by UEFAMORE: Samuel Umtiti discusses Arsenal rumours and bursts out laughing at Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer plea Bordeaux chairman explains why Laurent Koscielny insisted on leaving Arsenalcenter_img Comment Phil HaighTuesday 10 Sep 2019 7:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link320Shareslast_img read more

Educator, coach and sports lover “Tug” White dies at 80

first_imgELLSWORTH — When Harold White Jr. died peacefully at his home here Saturday at the age of 80, Ellsworth lost a man who made his mark on local education and had a lifetime love for and involvement in local sports.Known to most friends and acquaintances simply as “Tug,” he attended Ellsworth High School and played football, baseball and basketball. Tug gained local recognition as both an all-conference football player and as a member of the historic Ellsworth Eagles basketball team that captured a state championship in 1953 — when White was a senior — and went on to compete for a New England title.After a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force, Tug returned to Maine and attended the University of Maine, earning his bachelor’s degree in education.He taught and coached in the Bar Harbor and Ellsworth school systems for several years, then became a child protection and social worker before returning to education as assistant director of special education for Hancock County.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut while widely recognized as an educator, it was through sports that Tug became familiar to legions of other folks in Ellsworth and beyond.A devoted follower of EHS sports, Tug also served as commissioner of the Ellsworth Little League and coached both Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.And for years, he was the voice of high school basketball and football for Hancock County as a sportscaster for WDEA radio.For Tug’s son, Russell, that is one of the fondest memories.“He loved sports,” said Russell. “The thing I’ll remember the most is his doing the broadcasting for WDEA. He’d take us to do the games throughout the county, and it is amazing to see the difference in how things were done then and how they are done now.“Sports is the thing I will link to him always,” said Russell. “He was a coach for me, and when I played baseball in high school, he would park his truck right where he could pull up to the backstop. I don’t think he ever missed an athletic event that I played in.”While the 1953 EHS basketball championship is the one that garnered most of the attention, said Russell, the Eagles also won the Eastern Maine baseball title that year. Ellsworth then lost to Cape Elizabeth in a game that, for reasons unknown, was not identified as a state championship.But 30 years later, with son Russell playing for the Eagles, Tug was on hand as the tables were turned and Ellsworth bested Cape Elizabeth for the state baseball title.Tug also loved football and, after that sport was discontinued at EHS in the late 1950s, he became involved in an effort to revive it.“When we were kids,” said Russell, “there was a big push to bring football back. They had everything in place to make it happen and the school board wouldn’t approve it.”But Tug never gave up on football, and decades later, he was part of the successful effort that saw the sport brought back to Ellsworth, both at the junior high and high school levels.Ray McDonald of Surry was one of the many young players who benefited from Tug’s teaching and coaching.But McDonald and his pal, Buddy Wood, also loved to play practical jokes on Tug and his longtime friend, Jack Scott.“They were in a poker club and we always wanted to mess with them,” McDonald recalls.So one night, he and Wood rolled Tug’s Volkswagen bus down the street and out of sight while the poker game was going on.The results were predictable.Tug came out and, finding his van gone, he called the police and he and Scott went searching until the found the vehicle.The two men had little doubt who was responsible and, when they next saw McDonald and Wood, Tug promised them that he’d even the score.Not long afterward, recalls McDonald, the two boys were sitting in their car at a downtown traffic light with Tug and Jack in the car in front of them.“All of a sudden, both doors of their car fly open, Tug pulls my hood open, yanks off all my plug wires and shouts out ‘I told you guys,’” said McDonald, laughing at the memory.Stories such as that likely will be shared by family and friends on Saturday when Tug is remembered at a celebration of his life at Big Cats Catering from 4 to 7 p.m. Latest Posts Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017center_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more