Edwards program faces budget cut

first_imgLockheed Martin also builds parts for the F-35s in Palmdale. The Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft was set to receive $514 million, including funding for the construction of five more aircraft. Northrop Grumman conducts final assembly of the aircraft in Palmdale. The House committee reduced funding for B-2 stealth bomber modifications and research and development by $166.8 million to $453.3 million. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The program, employing about 700 workers at Edwards, is aimed at proving a flying laser weapon can be used to destroy ballistic missiles. Program officials said the president’s proposed budget would extend their efforts through to a 2009 shoot-down of a missile to prove the concept. A subcommittee initially had proposed a $400 million cut, stating it wanted to invest in near-term technologies and weapon systems that could have immediate benefit for fighters while making “prudent” investments in longer term, riskier projects. Although some of the funding was restored, the committee cited “concern with future costs and operational capabilities of the system” in not providing the full $549 million request. Other Antelope Valley-related projects fared better in the $503.8-billion bill, which would not take effect unless approved by the full House of Representatives, reconciled with the Senate’s budget version and signed by the president. Other local projects include the F-35 joint strike fighter, which was earmarked to receive $5.9 billion. Northrop Grumman workers in Palmdale assemble the center fuselage of the fighters. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Most Antelope Valley projects fared well in the 2008 defense authorization bill that emerged this week from the House Armed Services Committee, but the Airborne Laser program is still facing a cut of $250 million. The House committee voted to reduce a proposed cut of $400 million to $250 million for the Airborne Laser program, one of the largest research projects at Edwards Air Force Base. The move leaves the program with $298 million. “We are very grateful that the full House Armed Services Committee restored some of the money cut from the Airborne Laser program,” officials with the Boeing Co., the lead contractor on the project, said in a statement. “The committee’s bill still reduces the president’s budget request for this vital capability by almost half. A reduction of that magnitude would have a significant impact on the program.” Boeing said it would continue to work to try to get the rest of the funding restored. last_img read more

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Man United ready to snatch De Bruyne from City with stunning £55m move

first_img1 Manchester United are reportedly trying to pip rivals Manchester City to the signing of Kevin De Bruyne.Having lost out to City in their pursuit of defender Nicolas Otamendi, United want to get one over on their neighbours by making a late swoop for the Wolfsburg midfielder.According to Sport1, the Red Devils are willing to stump up a fee of around £55m for De Bruyne as Louis van Gaal attempts to add one more big-name signing to his ranks.City are still interested in the Belgian international but may have to return with an improved offer if they are to get the man they have been chasing all summer. Kevin De Bruyne last_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green “wanted to play” vs. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The ice bags stayed wrapped firmly around Draymond Green’s knees. For the past week, the Warriors’ forward has also received plenty of treatment to the soreness in his right foot.How does he feel for when the Warriors (11-2) visit the Los Angeles Clippers (7-5) on Monday?“I’m good enough to play,” Green said following morning shootaround. “That’s all that matters.”Green told Warriors coach Steve Kerr a similar message ever since missing the second half against Memphis exactly …last_img read more

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Ten tips for a tip-top geocache

first_img SharePrint RelatedTop Five Tips for Creating a World-Class GeocacheJuly 11, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 2)November 23, 2013In “Community””Basics of Hiding a Geocache” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoDecember 21, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories” Loading… * Special thanks to Moun10Bike, CacheShadow, NCreviewer, onecrazycanadian, ThunderEggs, Skookum Bear, Graculus, GeoCrater, srebeelis, Cache-witch, BlueRajah, Keystone, Greatland Reviewer, inspicio, FitReviewer, LavaLizard, Xanthe Terra, RoadRunner, New York Admin, and Rock Rabbit for all their suggestions, advice, and input!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY FORUM SET FOR TUESDAY

first_imgA public forum to help unify the Siouxland Community will take place Tuesday evening at the public museum.Monique Scarlett of “Unity in the Community” says the event is directed at dealing with the national coverage of police incidents of deadly force involving minority communities and building positive local police/community relations:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/UNITY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….by example. ;24The unity group will partner with the Sioux City Police Department in a panel discussion of law enforcement and local community leaders.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/UNITY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……will have information. :13Scarlett says Sioux City is “ahead of the game” when it comes to discussions between police and citizens over these issues:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/UNITY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………with concerns. :23The event runs from 6pm until 8pm at the Sioux City Public Museum located at 4th and Nebraska Streets.last_img read more

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In The Spotlight – Ryan Pollock

first_imgIn the first edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Mixed Open captain, Ryan Pollock, speaks about his progression into the Australian team and who have been the biggest influences on his Touch Football career. Name: Ryan PollockNickname: Ryno, Brian, Pollaaack, Brian Bollocks, FumblesAge: 32Affiliate: Coomera CometsOccupation: TeacherPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: 24th April, 2009 (2009 Trans Tasman Series)Career highlights so far: 2009, 2010 Trans Tasman Series wins, 2006 Origin Series win, 2005/2006/2007/2009 National Touch League titles, 2004 New South Wales State Cup.How you got involved in Touch Football: My high school PE teacher.Favourite player: Nathan Jones, Benjamin “Buttons” Moylan, Bob Brindell, Gavin McDonald.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: Everything!!!Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Bernie Morrison, Mook Snr, John Groth and Carol Baumber.Favourite sporting moment: Running onto the field in 2009 to represent Australia for the first time.What do you know about Scotland: It has some spectacular scenery and sights, Hogmanay is UNBELIEVABLE, their Men’s Open team are top blokes, and the bagpipes send chills up my spine.Any superstitions: No superstitions, if you’re good enough you will win!Funniest Australian teammate: Ben Robinson and Roy Prasad, sorry Tash (assistant coach Tony El Takchi) but Benny and Roy really are funny guys, with material they don’t recycle!Favourite quote:  Funny one, “No pressure, but the pressure’s on” NJ 11 special!Any travel plans for after World Cup: Staying on for a 12 week backpacking trek through about 15 countries, very exciting!Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 53 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign by clicking on the following links:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

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Harvey Norman Promotion

first_imgThrough our TFA website and newsletter, NRL Touch Football’s major sponsor, Harvey Norman, has a new great deal for our members.Harvey Norman is offering a discount of $54 off TomTom Spark Cardio and Music GPS Fitness Watches, normally valued at $346! For more information or to purchase your watch, please click here. This discount can only be used with this offer between the Friday, 27 May to Wednesday, 8 June and limited to one per customer. Be sure to use the code – SPARKTOUCH16 to redeem your discount. Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for more great Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img read more

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20 days agoLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every week

first_imgLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every weekby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Jonny Evans has hailed the progress of teammate Ricardo Pereira.They have conceded just five goals in seven Premier League games, the fewest along with Liverpool. And Evans told the Mirror: “We’ve got a good young side. “There’s obviously a bit of inexperience there, but we’ve got some really good young players coming through, skillful, athletic and quick.“Our right-back, Ricardo, is probably our best player every single week, he’s incredible. It’s a privilege to play alongside him. Getting Tielemans on a permanent deal was a massive statement for the club. He came in last season and lit the place up.“When he came back after his loan spell and signed for us, it gave everyone a massive boost. He had big teams in for him, but he wanted to come back to Leicester.“It showed he could see the huge potential we’ve got in our squad. We’ve got a great bunch of lads, a great dressing-room and there’s no real egos in there, which is fantastic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Indiana Basketball Fans Have Launched TomCreanBuyout.com

first_imgWebsite devoted to Tom Crean's buyout.Tom Crean has put together a very talented Hoosiers roster, but many fans aren’t thrilled with the results. Crean took over a program that was hit hard by NCAA violations under head coach Kelvin Sampson, and went 28-66 in his first three years in Bloomington, before leading IU back to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and 2012-13, when it reached back to back Sweet Sixteens. Crean’s program was a disappointing 17-15 last season, and is 19-11 this season, and right on the cusp of the NCAA Tournament. We’ve seen unhappy fans launch websites calling for coaches’ jobs before, but the unhappy Indiana fans have taken a bit of a different approach. Someone has launched www.tomcreanbuyout.com, which provides information on the cost to buyout Crean’s large contract. http://www.tomcreanbuyout.com/http://www.tomcreanbuyout.com/Indiana is set to bring back most of its roster next year, barring possible NBA Draft departures, and stand a solid shot at making this year’s NCAA Tournament. We expect Crean to be back, but it is certainly understandable why Hoosier fans’ patience is running short.last_img read more

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Mens gymnastics Ohio State places second at NCAA championships

Ohio State senior Andrew Rickly competes on the parallel bars against Michigan on Feb. 4 at St. John Arena. Credit: Walt Middleton, Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 3 Buckeyes finished the 2017 season with a second-place finish on Saturday at the NCAA championships with a readout of 423.700, the team’s highest score of the season. Oklahoma won its third consecutive national championship with a score of 431.950 followed by Illinois with 422.100. Stanford earned fourth place with 421.500 points and Minnesota and Nebraska finished in fifth and sixth place with scores of 414.200 and 412.900, respectively. During the qualifying round, the Buckeyes advanced to the team finals after receiving 414.650 points overall on Friday, the second-best score of the evening. Stanford was first with 420.450 points followed by Nebraska who scored 413.050.At the qualifying round, redshirt senior Jake Martin received a season-best score on vault with 14.350 points. His best performance out of six events was on the high bar where he scored a readout of 14.450 points, the second-best score of the event. Additionally, Brandon Bonanno scored a personal best on vault with a 14.350. Sean Melton scored 14.950 points on rings, the best score of the event. Redshirt junior Sean Melton, sophomore Alec Yoder, redshirt junior Jake Dastrup, sophomore David Szarvas and sophomore Joey Bonanno received All-America honors. Melton placed fourth in the all-around with a score of 86.400, Yoder placed sixth with 84.950, Dastrup placed seventh on the pommel horse with 14.550, Szarvas placed eighth on pommel with a career-best of 14.500. Lastly, Bonanno scored 14.400 points on floor, finishing sixth.OSU had its highest finish at the NCAA championships since 2005 when the Buckeyes also finished second. read more

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