California election: Tens of thousands vote ‘socialist4senate’

first_imgA bright ray of hope radiated from the California primary election on June 7, despite victories by big-business presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.John ParkerWW photo: Brenda RyanJohn Parker, a Los Angeles-based organizer, activist and revolutionary socialist running for U.S. Senate on the Peace and Freedom Party ballot, garnered tens of thousands of votes. Parker’s candidacy was aligned with the Workers World Party presidential campaign.Parker’s campaign invitation to an after-vote party summed up his revolutionary platform: “Over twenty-two thousand Californians voted for a socialist, militantly anti-racist, militantly anti-imperialist, full-rights-for-immigrants, jail-killer-cops, demonstratin’, picket-sign carryin’, in-your-face, anti-capitalist activist!”In an interview with Workers World, Parker reflected on the importance of the campaign: “The campaign verifies that working people will respond to principled and honest politics calling for solidarity with the struggles of the oppressed and the abolition of capitalism. Our campaign put the struggle for Black lives and ending the war on Black and Brown people as primary, and made sure it was listed first. We also made the connection between that struggle and the demand to end endless wars and the destruction of the planet.”California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Parker’s main primary opponent, spent $11 million plastering TV airwaves and billboards with ads as the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate.Campaigning on a shoestring, Parker spent less than $5,000, but reached many more voters per dollar than Harris. Vivid yellow signs at congested intersections listed his platform as “Black Lives Matter, Stop Deportations, Jobs Not War” and gave the website to contact for more information: Socialist4Senate.org.Parker emphasized, “Almost everyone who heard our message agreed with it — even the call to jail killer cops, for self-determination for communities of color and an end to the ownership of the means of production by the less-than-1%.”The most memorable moments of Parker’s campaign were street meetings and protests with Black youth in Oakland; a demonstration against Hillary Clinton with a young woman who taught in Los Angeles schools; and a rally against Donald Trump in Hollywood with a Latino activist and musician. At each of these, Parker said, “Participants voiced their experiences to echo the demands of the campaign’s platform eloquently and powerfully.”Parker intends to take the lessons of his campaign and continue the struggle for socialism, as he pushes even harder for WWP’s presidential and vice presidential candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly.All indications from Parker’s electoral run are that the working-class movement is going to thrive — no matter which capitalist politician ends up in the White House.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Philadelphia Occupy ICE scores a win

first_imgPhiladelphia Occupy ICE at City Hall.The weeks of protests and occupations outside the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and Philadelphia City Hall brought about a key victory as Mayor Jim Kenney announced on July 27 that he would not renew PARS, the city’s data-sharing contract with ICE.The announcement came one day after demonstrators took over and held a City Hall stairway, blocking access into the building. The contract is set to expire Aug. 31.Ending the ten-year contract that gave ICE agents access to the police database system was one of three demands put forth by a broad network of im/migrants’ rights activists. Their struggle started July 2, when hundreds of people set up an encampment outside the ICE office in Center City.Other demands were to abolish ICE and close the Berks County Family Detention Center. Hundreds of undocumented migrants, including children, have been held in the center, some for years, awaiting deportation hearings.Kenney has maintained that Philadelphia is a “sanctuary city.” He even went to court to stop federal government efforts to deny funding because of that status. Nevertheless, immigrant rights activists and others have challenged the validity of Kenney’s claim because of PARS as well as the city’s stop-and-frisk policies.The PARS system gave ICE agents access to police records that contained names, addresses and even countries of origin for anyone who had come in contact with law enforcement as a witness or to file a complaint, even when no laws were broken.ICE used PARS records to target and profile individuals born outside of the U.S., even where there was no reported infraction. PARS enabled ICE to track down people and deport them and to detain people when they appeared for court dates or probation appointments.An investigation by ProPublica and the Philadelphia Inquirer found that under the Trump administration ICE officials in Philadelphia were the most aggressive in the U.S., leading the country in noncriminal arrests. Some 64 percent of im/migrants arrested in Philadelphia in 2017 had no criminal convictions. The studies also raised concerns over Philadelphia ICE’s potentially illegal tactics. (BillyPenn.com, April 13)Demonstrators set up the encampment outside City Hall on July 6 after police raided and destroyed an encampment of hundreds of activists outside the ICE office.  The City Hall encampment held frequent small street demonstrations and provided opportunities to raise awareness of other struggles, including the fight for disability rights and for the needs of people without homes.Prison rights activists, including Pam Africa and Michael Africa Jr. from the MOVE organization, spoke to the protesters and gave information on the MOVE 9 and Mumia Abu-Jamal.  On July 25, demonstrators from the City Hall encampment joined a march, when it reached their location, for Puerto Rican independence from U.S. colonialism.The struggle continuesKenney informed the protesters on July 27 that they would have 24 hours to shut down the encampment, citing an upcoming “construction project” at that location.  A similar excuse was used by city officials in 2011 to shut down Occupy City Hall, part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.Demonstrators packed up camp July 28 and moved across the street to the Municipal Services Building. They were then near the controversial statue of former Philadelphia mayor and top cop Frank Rizzo, itself a longtime target of anti-police brutality activists calling for its removal.  City officials announced months ago that Rizzo’s statue would be taken down, but no action has followed.Occupy City Hall protesters pledge to remain and to link their demands to Abolish ICE and close Berks, alongside demands to end stop-and-frisk and to fight for people who are homeless.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s basketball scrimmage builds excitement for players, fans

first_imgHigh school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Linkedin High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day + posts printKevin Samuel competes in the dunk contest at the Frog Army Scrimmage on Nov. 2, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Horned Frog basketball fans flocked to Schollmaier Arena for the second annual Frog Army Purple-White Scrimmage Friday.Those in attendance enjoyed three-point, slam dunk and half-court shot contests to go along with the scrimmage.The event was a chance for fans to get their first glimpse of this year’s squad and to have some fun while doing so.“We did something like this at Pitt, and it’s really taken off here,” said head coach Jamie Dixon.RJ Nembhard (22) dribbles by Owen Aschieris (31) at the Frog Army Scrimmage on Nov. 2, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The evening kicked off with the intrasquad scrimmage. The game consisted of two 12-minute halves and the white team edged purple, 48-44.Desmond Bane led the way for the white team with 12 points and both Alex Robinson and Kevin Samuel chipped in 11. RJ Nembhard, the game’s leading scorer, had 18 points for the purple team.“We had a good week of practice, and I think we’ve made some good progress in the last week,” Dixon said of his team. “We just have to keep grinding away.”Bane also came out on top in the ensuing three-point contest with a score of 17 points. He beat out Kouat Noi, Kendric Davis and Owen Aschieris for the title.Nembhard continued an impressive afternoon with a victory in the slam dunk contest, tallying 25 and 29 points on his two attempts. Nembhard defeated Kaden Archie, Kevin Samuel and Alex Robinson to win.The event concluded with a half-court shot contest, where players took shots to win $1,000 dollars for one lucky student. That student was first-year Will Dalgarn, and the shot was made from half-court by a seated Robinson.Alex’s father told him to shoot the half-court shot sitting down, so he did, and freshman Will Dalgarn took home $1,000 from the checkbook of @CoachDixon. #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/bb42Nel176— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) November 3, 2018Alex Robinson made a half-court shot at the Frog Army Scrimmage to win a student $1,000. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“I’ve been doing that shot since I was in middle school,” said Robinson. “It’s more technique than anything, you don’t really have to be that strong.”While the evening was fun for the players, Robinson said they’re more than ready for the season to start.“We can’t wait, we’re just counting down,” Robinson said. “Wednesday can’t come soon enough, but we know we have to lock in and treat this game like it’s mid-season.”Dixon said he’s excited for his players to showcase how much they’ve developed this offseason.“As a fan, maybe you think a kid isn’t going to be good enough,” Dixon said. “Then three years later, he’s an All-Big 12 player. That’s part of being a fan of a basketball program, and that’s what’s fun about it.”The TCU basketball season begins Wednesday, Nov. 7 against California State-Bakersfield. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ ReddIt Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephens Facebook Linkedin Twitter Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleHighlights from TCU basketball’s purple vs. white scrimmageNext articleReagor’s big day ends football’s losing streak Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Twitter ReddIt Kevin Samuel competes in the dunk contest at the Frog Army Scrimmage on Nov. 2, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Tajik court convicts two men of murdering TV journalist in Moscow

first_img Follow the news on Belarus to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia 01.04 – Three suspects arrested in Tajikistan for journalist’s murder in Moscow “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more The Moscow prosecutor’s office announced on 8 April that it will not request the extradition of two Tajik citizens who have been arrested in Tajikistan for the murder of journalist Ilyas Shurpayev in Moscow.The two Tajik detainees are to be tried in Tajikistan. Shurpayev, who worked for of Russia’s Perviy Kanal (Channel One) television, was stabbed to death in his Moscow apartment on 21 March. June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”center_img July 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tajik court convicts two men of murdering TV journalist in Moscow Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Tajikistan’s supreme court today found two men guilty of murdering journalist Ilyas Shurpayev of Russia’s Perviy Kanal (Channel One) television last March in Moscow and sentenced them to 21 years in prison.Shurpayev was found strangled on 21 March in his Moscow apartment, which his killers set on fire as they fled with cash and valuables. The two men convicted today were arrested in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe several days after the murder. They confessed to the robbery but not the murder.They were tried in Tajikistan because Russia did not request their extradition. Receive email alerts The authorities in Tajikistan have arrested three Tajik men for the 21 March murder of journalist Ilyas Shurpayev of Russia’s Channel One television in Moscow, a Tajik interior ministry official announced at a news conference yesterday in Dushanbe. Two of the suspects have reportedly confessed to the murder. The third is said to have been only indirectly involved.“The three suspects met Ilyas Shurpayev by chance and he invited them to his home,” the ministry official said. The police believe the motive for the murder was robbery and this is supported by the confessions obtained from the suspects. They were found in possession Shurpayev’s mobile phone and gold watch, as well as a large sum of money he had at home for the purchase of an apartment.21.03 – TV journalist murdered in his Moscow apartmentJournalist Ilyas Shurpayev, a specialist in the North Caucasus employed by state-owned Perviy Kanal (Channel One) television, was found dead early this morning in his rented Moscow apartment. He had been strangled with a belt. The police have opened a murder investigation.“We are shocked and saddened by Shurpayev’s murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to carry out a thorough investigation and to consider all hypotheses, including the possibility that it was linked to his work as a journalist, which is such a risky profession in Russia.”Shurpayev’s body was found when firemen came in response to a report by neighbours that there was a fire in the apartment, which he began renting last month. The investigators think his killers may have started the fire in an attempt to eliminate any possible clues.It is thought that Shurpayev, 32, let his killers into the apartment. He had called the building’s concierge at 2 a.m. to ask her to allow two people, apparently of North Caucasus origin, into the building.Investigators are not ruling out the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work. The head of the Perviy Kanal office in Dagestan, where Shurpayev used to work, said he did not know why he was murdered. “I do not understand, I spoke to him yesterday evening at 6 p.m. and everything was all right,” he said.A few hours before his death, Shurpayev posted an entry in his blog about a dispute between the management and staff of the Dagestan-based newspaper Nastoyashee Vremya. The publisher had just given the staff a list of names of people who were not to be mentioned or quoted. Shurpayev’s name was at the head of the list. News 10.04 – Russian authorities will not request extradition of Tajik citizens held for murdering journalist in Moscow Newslast_img read more

LIT graduate makes the grade in Australia

first_imgFacebook Linkedin With 70 employees working in his company, the Monford Group, Declan is anticipating a turnover of $8milion this year.Speaking to the Limerick Post, the former LIT student said he was lucky enough to fall into a job as a Project Manger, when he arrived in North Western Australia.  “Then I saw that there were opportunities in the market and decided I would go out on my own – I started off with a small crew who had vast experience between them in every area of construction from home and I’ve no problem sourcing labour because of the flow of Irish lads coming over. I’m delighted to say that after a while I had the best lads in the industry.”Declan’s company has now made a name for itself providing construction services to the country’s fast-growing oil and gas industry.The Wexford native said that a lot of companies in Australia will not employ people on working holiday visas because they can only be employed for a six month period, run for six months, so it suits me fine”.His staff works six-week stints in north Western Australia working 12-hour days in temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius.Declan himself arrived on a six-month working holiday Visa in 2008.  After just two years in the country he has secured permanent residency and is sponsoring fellow Irish emigrants arriving in the country.  “Having a good degree in construction management helped and so did being a member of Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB)”.James Collins, head of Built Environment at LIT, said that programmes such their Construction Management degree courses are accredited by recognised bodies such as the CIOB”.Declan, started out in construction in his early teens during the boom years.“From the age of 13 on I was always out on site every Saturday during the summer and on school holidays.It is clear from talking with him that he has a passion for construction and loves being on site.He admits that the administration side of the business has not been easy.“Australia has one of the most stringent tax systems in the world so I have to make sure everything is in order and above board”.To facilitate him get back on site he has employed another Irish emigrant, a 52 year-old accountant, as general manager.Workers for Declan White’s Monford Group in Perth, Western Australia. Email Print NewsLocal NewsLIT graduate makes the grade in AustraliaBy admin – March 16, 2011 983 Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Company expecting a turnover of $8 million this yearA GRADUATE of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is proof positive that young Irish expatriates are blossoming abroad.Construction Management graduate, Declan White (28) is making the very best of a bad situation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleFour women sentenced for violent disorderNext articleExcitement builds for World Title fight adminlast_img read more

Odessa, Midland airports awarded coronavirus relief funds

first_imgLocal News Odessa, Midland airports awarded coronavirus relief funds Twitter Previous articleNew UTPB orchestra director dives inNext articleCouncil addressing Memorial Gardens erosion Odessa American Twitter Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) issued a press release on Monday afternoon that detailed Schlemeyer Field in Odessa and Midland Airpark will receive $57,000 and $23,000, respectively, in coronavirus relief funds.The press release also detailed that six airports in the Permian Basin have been awarded $124,000 of federal grants. This federal funding comes through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020.Airports awarded funds are Midland Airpark ($23,000), Schlemeyer Field in Odessa ($57,000), Andrews County ($13,000), Lamesa Municipal ($13,000), Winkler County ($9,000) and Gaines County ($9,000).“More and more Texans are getting vaccinated every day and we’ve seen an uptick in air travel as a result,” Cornyn stated in the press release. “I am glad to have helped deliver this funding that will improve the health and safety of transportation workers and travelers in the Midland-Odessa area.” Pinterest Pinterest By Odessa American – May 3, 2021 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Calendar Pushes 30-Day Delinquency Rate Upward

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Calendar Pushes 30-Day Delinquency Rate Upward January saw a spike in the number of residential mortgage loans that were 30-plus days delinquent, and a big driver of that was the calendar, according to the Black Knight Financial Services “First Look” at January 2016 Mortgage Data released on Monday.Delinquencies rose by 6.6 over-the-month in January up to 5.09 percent, the first time the delinquency rate has been over 5 percent in 11 months. The number of 30-day delinquent properties was up by 167,000 over-the-month in January, up to 2.57 million, according to Black Knight. The fact that January ended on a Sunday played a role in the monthly increase, according to Ben Graboske, SVP of Black Knight Data and Analytics.“January’s spike in delinquencies seems to be more calendar driven than seasonal. January was a month that ended in a Sunday, so any payments made on the last two days of the month couldn’t be processed until February,” Graboske said. “We’ve observed this phenomenon often in the past. January delinquency rate increases themselves are uncommon, but if we compare this rise against the last five Sunday month-ends, the rise is actually on par for what we’d typically see.”Despite the monthly spikes, the inventory of loans 30 or more days delinquent but not in foreclosure was down over-the-year in January by 7 percent, computing to about 189,000 properties.The number of loans in active foreclosure continued a long-term trend of improvement in January, dropping by 26 percent over-the-year and 4.5 percent over-the-month down to about 1.3 percent of all residential mortgage loans (about 659,000 properties). It is the lowest foreclosure inventory rate since November 2007.Foreclosure sales went up in January, as they typically do when seasonal foreclosure moratoriums expire. Foreclosure completions jumped by 16 percent from December to January. The monthly prepayment rate, which is typically a good indicator of refinance activity, declined by nearly 29 percent over-the-month in January despite declining interest rates throughout the month.Click here to see Black Knight’s complete First Look at Mortgage Data for January 2016.  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Mortgage Delinquencies Calendar Pushes 30-Day Delinquency Rate Upward Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save Black Knight Financial Services Mortgage Delinquencies 2016-02-22 Brian Honea February 22, 2016 1,695 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Will the GDP Bounce Back? Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 2/29/2016last_img read more

CIPD must take the 10-year view

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The 2000 National Conference at Harrogate this week heralds a milestone for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The Royal Charter gives official recognition to a profession with an inferiority complex. Historically, conference after conference has seen HR professionals examine their navels, forever feeling that their role is not sufficiently recognised or valued.Yet chief executive officers internationally are regularly quoted as saying, “People are the only source of competitive advantage.”Academics pile on the evidence, with decrees that 70 per cent of company assets are in the brains of employees, and people management practices can lead to 20 per cent productivity and profit improvement. The Financial Times pronounces that 71 per cent of company assets today are intangibles compared with 20 per cent in 1980.Merger and acquisition activity grows exponentially in the US and Europe, and analysis after analysis shows that 80 per cent fail to improve shareholder value and that failure is due to people issues and cultural incompatibility.It seems that even with all this activity and the CIPD Royal Charter recognition, few personnel professionals are influencing the mergers and acquisitions table and less than 18 per cent of FTSE 100 companies have an HR director on the main board. The trend among blue-chip companies does not look promising: in one fell swoop, M&S loses Peter Salsbury, a CEO with an HR background, and HR director Clara Freeman.Stockbrokers reportedly said Clara Freeman had been “unpopular among investors because of her personnel background”. Nick Bubb of broker SG Securities was reported as going further, “What had she done? She was a personnel officer and all of a sudden she was store operations director.” So now we have it: HR has convinced CEOs, some of their colleagues, academics, the Privy Council and the Financial Times that the future is with people and the competitive edge that they bring. But not with boards directly and the City indirectly. Is it that they are participating in a dialogue of the deaf, or have we got it wrong?It will help for the CIPD to take a 10-year view that goes beyond the current strategy of piling up the evidence of contribution and bolstering professional standing. The challenge for the CIPD is to embrace partnership, initiate collaboration with other like-minded institutions and join in the debate on the strategic contribution of HR to board development and corporate governance. Only then will boards and the City see that HR must be a player in strategy for both the short and long-term.By Professor Clive Morton, Independent HR consultant, chairman of Whitwell Learning, author and former vice-president of the CIPD Previous Article Next Article CIPD must take the 10-year viewOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

NFL responds to allegations against league’s Washington DC organization

first_img Written by Beau Lund July 17, 2020 /Sports News – National NFL responds to allegations against league’s Washington DC organizationcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDiamond Images/Getty ImagesBY: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The NFL addressed sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations against the league’s Washington D.C. team in a tweet Friday morning.The response from the league came less than 24 hours after a new report by The Washington Post that claimed fifteen women, who previously worked for the NFL organization, have alleged sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former scouts and members of owner Daniel Snyder’s “inner circle.”“These matters as reported are serious, disturbing and contrary to the NFL’s values. Everyone in the NFL has the right to work in an environment free from any and all forms of harassment,” the NFL said in the statement.“Washington has engaged outside counsel to conduct a thorough investigation into these allegations. The club has pledged that it will give its full cooperation to the investigator and we expect the club and all employees to do so,” the league continued.The league added that it “will meet with the attorneys upon the conclusion of their investigation and take any action based on the findings.”Emily Applegate, who started working for the team in 2014 told the Washington Post that the former chief operating officer Mitch Gershman, launched “expletive-laced tirades” and also explained her allegations on “Good Morning America” Friday.“I, in my time there, dealt with a lot of verbal harassment sexually and not sexually,” Applegate said. “So not only was I being hit on, but I also was being just berated and spoken down to, degraded on a daily basis.”While there were no allegations against the team owner, Snyder released a statement Friday after the Post said he and former general manager Bruce Allen declined several interview requests.“The behavior described in yesterday’s Washington Post article has no place in our franchise or society,” Snyder said, according to ESPN. “This story has strengthened my commitment to setting a new culture and standard for our team, a process that began with the hiring of Coach [Ron] Rivera earlier this year.”Three people who the paper cited as accused of misconduct departed the team within the past week; longtime radio play-by-play announcer and senior vice president Larry Michael, former director of pro personnel Alex Santos and former assistant director of pro personnel Richard Mann II.Others named, according to the Post, include former president of business operations Dennis Greene and former chief operating officer Mitch Gershman. The allegations spanned from 2006 to 2009.The team has hired D.C. attorney Beth Wilkinson and her firm Wilkinson Walsh LLP “to conduct a thorough independent review of this matter and help the team set new employee standards for the future,” it said in a statement to the Post.Wilkinson previously represented the NFL in a suit that challenged the league’s Sunday Ticket Package and successfully represented Major League Baseball and the NCAA in class-action suits. She also assisted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process in addressing allegations of sexual misconduct.The allegations against Washington follow the team’s announcement Monday to change its name and logo after a review launched July 3.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

SM-6 Successfully Tested during “Juliet”

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today SM-6 Successfully Tested during “Juliet” View post tag: News by topic View post tag: successfully View post tag: Tested Authorities View post tag: SM-6 View post tag: Navy August 18, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas During flight test “Juliet,” the Navy examined the missile’s ability to intercept a subsonic, low altitude target over land. Juliet is one of 10 follow on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) events planned for SM-6’s missile performance and demonstration.“This event demonstrated SM-6’s ability to detect and engage a slow moving target in the presence of complex land clutter,” said Jim Schuh, anti-air warfare missiles technical director at the Johns Hopkins University applied physics lab, which is among the Navy’s SM-6 partners. “It is another victory for this very versatile weapon.”The SM-6 provides an over-the-horizon engagement capability when launched from an Aegis warship. It uses the latest in hardware and software missile technology to provide needed capabilities against evolving threats.“This is an important achievement for Naval warfare,” said Capt. Michael Ladner, program executive office, integrated warfare systems 3.0 program manager. “SM-6 is undoubtedly the most advanced anti-air missile the Navy has ever produced and delivered to our Sailors.”The SM-6 is the sixth variant of the Standard Missile family developed for the Navy with Raytheon Missiles Systems. Last June, Raytheon was awarded a $275 million contract modification covering SM-6’s all-up round production and its spares. The SM-6 program has been in development for seven years and achieved initial operational capability in November 2013. It is now undergoing FOT&E, which is projected to be completed during the second quarter of Fiscal Year 16.[mappress]Press Release, August 18, 2014; Image: US Navy SM-6 Successfully Tested during “Juliet” The US Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range, Aug. 14. View post tag: Juliet Share this articlelast_img read more