SOURCE Moscow Mills Manufacturing. MOSCOW, Vt., April 15 /PRNewswire/ — Moscow Mills Manufacturing and Foster-Miller, Inc of Waltham, MA, have announced a major new non-lethal system for stopping small boats such as those used by pirates, drug traffickers and terrorists. The companies are working in conjunction with the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate program in Quantico, VA, and the US Coast Guard to move the project into even more widespread usage.The system, dubbed “Boat Trap” uses ballistic nets dropped from aircraft to ensnare and stop small boats without using lethal force. The Boat Trap has been extensively tested in both US waters and in the Caribbean. It is currently being deployed on a limited basis by US government agencies.”The Boat Trap has been designed specifically to stop small boats in crowded areas,” said Anderson Leveille, founder of Moscow Mills Manufacturing. “These small, often high-speed craft, whether operated by pirates, terrorists or drug smugglers, are a constant threat. Because these small boats tend to operate close to shore and in populated areas, use of lethal force is often not an option. Using the boat trap’s ballistic net technologies, these threats craft can be stopped and the crews captured before they take over a ship or cause a terrorist incident.”A strong advocate of the technology has been Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a senior member of the Senate’s Defense Appropriations Subcommittee who has secured funding in the annual defense budget for Moscow Mills to develop the boat trap for the U.S. Navy. “It was a joyous day for all Vermonters when the U.S. Navy successfully freed Captain Phillips. This incident highlights the tangle of issues raised by today’s versions of piracy on the high seas. It is heartening to see how Moscow Mills has applied its skill to come up with a non-lethal approach that may help stop small boats from approaching larger ships. It will be important to evaluate all new and old approaches that can help protect our mariners.”The Boat Trap program originated through the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapon’s Directorate in Quantico, Virginia and has been strongly supported by the U.S. Coast Guard. The JNLWD has the mission to develop non-lethal responses to combat operations, terrorism and related threats such as piracy. Both the US Coast Guard and JNLWD have been leaders in developing capabilities such as the Boat Trap which are vital to protecting against piracy, terrorism, drug smuggling and human trafficking.About the Boat Trap TechnologyThe Boat Trap uses a non-lethal ballistic net deployed from a helicopter into the path of a threatening boat. The net-based system ensnares the propellers of a target speedboat, sending an unambiguous and early threat warning and disabling the craft, preventing forward progress. The nets, which are opened by weights propelled from central charge blocks, foul the propellers, rudders and steering gear of boats, stopping them at a safe distance from potential targets.By using the Boat Trap, defense and law-enforcement personnel will have another option that can help avoid the need to use guns or other lethal weapons in crowded harbors where stray bullets pose a threat to bystanders and non-combatants. In areas such as the Gulf of Aden where it is easy to mistake pirates for innocent fishermen or merchant traffic, the Boat Trap provides another option for securing ships.The Boat Trap was developed in response to the attack on the USS Cole, in Yemen and is applicable anywhere small craft pose a threat or need to be stopped for interdiction purposes such as drug smuggling, piracy or human trafficking.The current version is designed for deployment from helicopters, but new versions are in development that can be launched directly from ships or from harbor installations. The boat trap uses proprietary ballistic net technology developed by QinetiQ’s Foster Miller unit in Waltham, Ma.The Boat Trap is being manufactured and assembled by Moscow Mills Manufacturing of Moscow, Vermont.About QinetiQ North AmericaQinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges. QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources. More than 6,000 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com(link is external).About QinetiQ Technology Solutions GroupQinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group, headquartered in Waltham, MA, includes the businesses of Foster-Miller, Inc., and its subsidiaries Planning Systems Incorporated, Automatika, Applied Perception, Spectro, Inc., and the research and development activities of Apogen Technologies, Inc. It is a technology and product development group with an international reputation for delivering innovative products and systems that perform under the most demanding conditions.About Moscow-Mills ManufacturingMoscow Mills Manufacturing is an R&D, engineering and manufacturing firm for the semiconductor, aerospace, defense and manufacturing industries. The company provides a full range mechanical engineering, system integration, development and testing capabilities. For more information, visit www.moscow-mills.com(link is external)
December 30, 2020
Illustration by Scott DuBarPerched amid the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge in the South Carolina upstate and steeped in a tradition of Southern hospitality, Greenville is quietly emerging as the region’s next great mountain city. With less hype than nearby neighbor Asheville, yet set among a similar and in some ways more accessible landscape, Greenville has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.One of them is Jay Ferguson of Half Moon Outfitters, who likes living in Greenville because of the vast variety of recreation in his backyard. With endless trail options in the network of surrounding state parks, epic cycling routes on the upcountry back roads, and paddling near downtown on the Reedy River, there’s not much you can’t do in South Carolina’s second largest city. “It’s all here,” says Ferguson. “If you enjoy biking, hiking, and paddling, you can get a taste of world-class options in Greenville.”Outdoor PicksTake a HikeTwenty-five miles north of Greenville, Jones Gap State Park and Caesars Head State Park combine to form the pristine 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Bring your fly rod as you walk the Jones Gap Recreational Trail, which follows the Middle Saluda River and go trolling for trout, or take your time and do an overnight on the Ravencliff Falls Trail loop.Renewing the ReedyOnce plagued by industrial pollution, the revitalized Reedy River, which runs right through downtown, has become a popular spot for local paddlers in recent years. A favorite for an after-work dip is the three-mile, class II-III stretch between Log Shoals Road and West Georgia Road. After heavy rain, you’ll catch brave boaters running the massive class IV-V Reedy River Falls at Falls Park downtown.Ride like the ProsHome of the USA Cycling Pro Championship bike race, a high-profile qualifier for many Tour de France hopefuls, Greenville has a lot of choice routes for road riders. The hearty climb to the top of Paris Mountain is where local resident and Tour de France stalwart George Hincapie trains for his big upcoming races.Downhill ActionJust outside the city limits, Paris Mountain State Park offers some of the best downhill mountain biking trails in the southeast. Try the bomber runs down the Kanuga or Firetower Trails, and if you’re in a competitive mood head to the park on November 13 for the South Carolina Gravity Championships.
December 30, 2020
I’m standing in a jungle a couple of hours outside of Bogota, Columbia praying for rain. Our guide, an older man who speaks exactly seven words of English, seems pretty confident I’ll get what I’m hoping for. He’s wearing big rain boots and a plastic, yellow poncho. Apparently, where we’re hiking, rain is pretty much guaranteed, which is exactly why we’re here.Columbia Sportswear (the company) sent several gear writers to Colombia (the country) to test their brand new Spring 2016 line of technical wear, which includes a groundbreaking waterproof/breathable technology called OutDry Extreme. So, yeah, we’re all hoping for rain, and that’s exactly what we get as we hike a muddy, black piece of singletrack into the jungle, the rain coming down in thick, heavy drops.When I say “jungle,” I mean jungle. You know that scene from Romancing the Stone, when Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are hacking their way through a thick, lush forest with a machete while the rain soaks them to the core? Picture that, but put it at 11,000 feet above sea level, and you’ll get a sense of what I’m talking about. The forest floor is covered with dense, bright green moss and ferns, which creeps up the skinny trunks of the trees. Moss hangs from branches. Vines connect one piece of canopy to the next. Everything I touch is wet and soft, like a sponge. Occasionally, there’s a well-placed board bridging a creek, but mostly, we’re slogging through black mud, and climbing big roots up steep slopes like ladders. The rain is constant. Locals call this area the Water Machine. The reservoirs that supply Bogota with drinking water are filled from these high slopes.If you’re gonna test raingear, these are the kind of conditions you want.Columbia is positioning their new OutDry Extreme tech as a paradigm shift in the world of raingear, which has been dominated by Gore-Tex for the last 30 years or so. People started going out into the rain on purpose when some dude in Scotland invented the rubber rain jacket in the 1800s. It kept the rain out, but it kept your body heat in. Ever worn a rubber suit while hiking? Rubber doesn’t breath. It gets swampy on the inside of that rubber jacket. More than a century later, Gore-Tex was invented, directly addressing the breathability issue. Gore-Tex is a membrane that keeps water out, while letting heat and sweat escape. It’s a pretty good system that quickly became the industry standard. Gore-Tex is great, but the membrane itself is fragile, so you have to sandwich it with two layers of textiles—an inner layer that’s soft to the skin and protects the Gore-Tex membrane from your body, and an outer layer to protect the Gore-Tex from the world. That’s the way rain jackets have been made for decades. Even new advancements in rain tech, like eVent, have adopted the three-layer system.Columbia’s new OutDry Extreme is the first two-layer system, employing a wicking fabric on the inside and a super-durable waterproof membrane on the outside. There are a few reasons why this is actually important for you and me. First, the problem with a three-layer system is that the rain proofing wears out. It takes a while, maybe a couple of years, but eventually, that jacket doesn’t keep the rain out anymore. It’s called “wet-out,” and it sucks. That’s why if you have a favorite rain jacket, you’ll probably end up re-applying a waterproof spray at some point, which will seriously inhibit the breathability of that jacket. Traditional rain gear is fragile, too. If you scratch the surface of that three-layer jacket, that point of contact is compromised, and water can seep through (try it at home if you don’t believe me). Also, three-layer waterproof jackets are usually pretty stiff.Columbia promises that OutDry Extreme tackles these limitations head on, and you can tell the jacket is different just by looking at it. The new jackets look a bit like the rubber jackets invented in Scotland a couple hundred years ago; they’re shiny and slick and honestly, don’t look terribly breathable. The jackets definitely look waterproof, but in a swampy, “that’s gonna give me heatstroke” sort of way.After testing the jackets for a week in Colombia in a variety of different situations, I can confidently say the similarities with rubber stop at the slick exterior. Yes, this jacket is waterproof, but it’s also supremely breathable. The inner layer is soft to the skin and wicks well (I wore it over short sleeves once and was perfectly comfortable), and the outer layer seems to move that moisture out at least as well as Gore-Tex if not better. I did my best to beat this jacket up, but never “bruised” the waterproof membrane. Columbia says it will stay waterproof for the life of the garment—up to 70 washes.But here’s the best part of the new OutDry Extreme jackets—they’re stretchy as hell. Like, balloon art kind of stretchy. This stretch gives you more mobility while you’re hiking or riding bikes, and allows Columbia to give their jackets a more athletic cut. It’s easily the most comfortable rain jacket I’ve ever worn. Ditto the rain pants, which offer enough stretch and mobility to be considered cycling pants. They also have zippers all the up the side of the legs so you can put them on without having to take your muddy boots off.Columbia is making three different levels of OutDry Extreme jackets—Gold, Platinum and Diamond, running from $150 to $400 in that order. The waterproof/breathability is the same in all three levels, but you’ll get more stretchiness and a couple of cool bells and whistles if you go with the higher end Diamond jacket.I tested the Platinum jacket and the Diamond jacket in Colombia, both of which kept me dry. I stripped my rain gear after that long, wet hike in the jungle and was completely dry except for my feet and ankles, and that’s because we had to cross a river twice. There wasn’t even that clammy, swampy feeling on the inside of the jacket or pants, which means they moved moisture away from my body while keeping the rain out. And I appreciated the added stretch of the Diamond, not just while hiking, but while sitting on the bus and riding bikes in the rain too. Stretchy is better—ask any yoga instructor.The implications of this new waterproof/breathable breakthrough are pretty exciting. Eventually, by eliminating the third layer, Colombia could create a line of super light weight rain gear (this first line comes in at typical rain jacket weights). They could also apply it to their winter line, offering really breathable and stretchy ski pants and jackets. I’d be into that. Maybe even a line of waterproof backpacks in the future. The sky’s the limit.Keep an eye out for Columbia’s OutDry Extreme raingear to hit the market in time for next spring’s rain showers. I have a lot of rain jackets in my gear closet, but I can’t see myself reaching for anything but Columbia’s OutDry Extreme the next time it rains. If it can handle the jungles of Colombia, I’m pretty sure it can keep me dry during the ubiquitous afternoon thunderstorms in the Southern Appalachians.
December 18, 2020
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An artists’ rendering of Wyandanch Rising.Hundreds gathered Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony on the Wyandanch Rising project, the start of an ambitious community redevelopment 11 years in the making that residents hope will turn the neighborhood around.While many people in the community question if it will actually happen this time, the ceremony was proof that work is starting on the first phase of this 40-acre, mixed-use development that will create a new downtown with a mix of apartments, shops and a new park near the Long Island Rail Road station. The first five-story building will feature retail and 91 residential rental units.“People are trying to come back now,” said Felice Holder, a Wyandanch resident for more than 40 years who’s seen a reversal since crime and economic decline chased families away in the past. “We want a fair chance.”In an era when such mixed use developments aimed at retaining young professionals—and plugging the brain drain—are often proposed and then scrapped on Long Island, the ceremony marked a breakthrough for the region and a community longing for revival.“When all is said and done, this project will provide 150 new jobs for New Yorkers and a much brighter future for one of the most economically distressed communities on Long Island,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.Albanese Development invested $75 million in the project that is leveraged by $26 million federal, state, county and town funding. The entire project is expected to cost $500 million. Sewage construction on Straight Path that will link to the development preceded the groundbreaking.Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who has pushed for the project since holding his prior post as Babylon Town Supervisor, noted that Wyandanch Rising is the first new downtown oriented around mass transit.“It’s never been just about building new buildings, but helping people to change lives,” Bellone said. “Today we show we can do big things, we can do hard things on Long Island.”Anne Stewart, a Wyandanch civic leader, was optimistic at the promise the construction brings to her community.“Breaking ground means something is going to happen,” she said. “As they say, it takes a village to raise a child; it also takes a village to make this happen.”
December 17, 2020
Did you know that Tuesday, Nov. 28, marks the worldwide movement known as Giving Tuesday? It’s a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.Throughout 2017 CUNA Mutual Group’s employees logged more than 5,600 volunteer hours, donated more than $2M in Foundation grants and event sponsorships and assisted with those affected by the hurricanes and fires…but 2017 is not over yet!We have invited each of our employees – no matter their location – to continue their commitment of #peoplehelpingpeople by extending the gift of giving and sharing their holidays in the communities they call home.Many of our employees have already accepted the invitation and are busy scheduling team volunteering events, food drives, purchasing gifts for those in need and so much more! continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
December 17, 2020
65SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Candice Reed Candice Reed is an award-winning journalist, author, and PR consultant. She has written for the Credit Union Times, Credit Union Journal, the New York Times and many more publications. Web: https://www.financialfeed.com Details The long-term sustainability of credit unions today depends on understanding and connecting with millennials — a massive, influential demographic with birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. This group grew up connected to the Internet, social platforms, and smart devices, which can be a challenge for credit unions because historically they have always been known more for their customer service skills than for their technical innovation. According to Filene Research Institute, household ages 45-54 are most likely to be primarily credit union users. Because of this, credit unions will face a greater struggle targeting these new consumers, who will not only want the standard good customer service and personal attention, but will also seek services and loan offers in multi-channels, modern platforms, and easy-to-use applications. Before credit unions can reach millennials effectively, they must understand them. Like most demographic groups, millennials have their differences and their own unique challenges facing them. For example, millennials in emerging markets generally expect to be both financially (71 percent) and emotionally (62 percent) better off than their parents. Furthermore, millennials have entirely different life goals, and they’re more comfortable with straight-talking language from both business and political leaders. Credit unions in turn will have to respond with the kinds of products needed to satisfy them. One big difference for millennials is that this generation has the greatest levels of student debt in the country’s history and it’s rising. This not only affects the amount of savings millennials have for purchases and down payments, it also greatly impacts their credit scores and potential for obtaining loans that are good for them and the financial institution that loans them money. An individual’s credit score has so increased in importance over the last decade that many millennials affected by student debt are looking for methods to improve their credit standing in order to get reasonable loans while paying off their school loans. According to the Project on Student Debt, 68% of 2015 bachelor’s degree recipients graduated with student loan debt, with the average of $30,100 per borrower. The need to help millennials improve their credit score, increase their credit financial acuity, and also pay down their student debt with reasonable loans is an opportunity that credit unions could use to reach out to millennials.Ser Tech can help credit unions with millennials. They provide Flitter, which allows credit unions to provide real FICO® scores (the credit scores actually used by lenders) to their members, as well as offer in-depth credit education. Both of these combined can help millennials raise their credit awareness and credit score. Also, Ser Tech has recently launched a new Student Loan marketing campaign. This program can bring in members who are in need of acquiring refinancing for a current school debt. If a millennial has a need to improve their credit standing by acquiring a credit card, Ser Tech’s Credit Card Acquisition marketing program can attract creditworthy members based on the credit union’s lending parameters. Most credit unions have been aware for the past few years that connecting with the powerhouse millennial generation is critical to the future of the industry. That time has arrived; credit unions should be providing these services now in order to compete and stay relevant in the future. Ser Tech can help.
November 20, 2020
There are so many excellent organizational office gadgets and accessories out there. How do you keep your desk tidy and clutter free? Let us know in the comments.Want more tech news, reviews, and guides from Gadget Flow? Follow us on Google News, Feedly, and Flipboard. If you’re using Flipboard, you should definitely check out our Curated Stories. We publish three new stories every day, so make sure to follow us to stay updated! Oakywood Laptop Dock vertical wooden stand on a workspace Le Videpoche Metal Valet TrayThe Le Videpoche Metal Valet Tray keeps items like your wallet, keys, coins, and phone separated and organized. The metal material comes in two finishes: Black Metal and Concrete. The minimal design is discrete and fits any decor. Fuse Reel The Side Kick collapsible laptop charger winder in a bag Le Videpoche metal valet tray on a table Artifox Side Table with Storage next to a work setup Grovemade Wood Desk Shelf System on a typical office setup You could go for a cord winder that keeps those wires coiled and tidy while it’s attached to your charging brick. Or you could choose a beautiful side table that gives you an extra drawer and additional horizontal surface. Have a look at this list and see how a clearer, more spacious workspace is really just a couple of gadgets away.Twelve South Curve Riser iMac StandThe Twelve South Curve Riser iMac Stand is the first item on our list of organizational office gadgets and accessories. This iMac stand features a ventilated design for improved airflow. And the sleek, fixed height elevates your iMac or iMac Pro to keep your neck in a comfortable position. ElevationLab ElevationHub Macbook Power AdapterThe ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power Adapter keeps your laptop’s cords from tangling. This power adapter comes with rubber straps and a VELCRO strap that wraps around the charger. It’s a gadget that keeps your cord protected. It also has a USB 3.0 port and a fast SD card reader. Ringke Silicone Cable Organizer Adhesive Cord HolderThe Ringke Silicone Cable Organizer Adhesive Cord Holder keeps your wires in place, just where you want them to be. Each cable holder has three slots that are 0.7 millimeters in diameter so that it can hold the cords from your phone, tablet, and wireless charging pad all at once. It’s a small but practical item on our list of organizational office gadgets and accessories. Block Steel Magazine Rack with photos The UNIQ Vetex Duo Foldable Dual Fast Wireless Charger is a useful gadget that props your phone while you work and charges it wirelessly. It’s great for use during Zoom meetings and video chats with family. It also charges your AirPods.Grovemade Wool Felt Desk PadAnother great item on our list of organization office gadgets and accessories is the Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad. This beautiful office accessory protects your desk from scratches. It also prevents your keyboard and office supplies from slipping since its material is slightly grippy.Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad on a deskFuse Reel The Side Kick Collapsible Laptop Charger Winder- Advertisement – Are you looking ways to keep your desk neater? Well, you’re in luck because today’s Daily Digest highlights some of our favorite ways to clear the clutter on a workspace. Check out this blog to see the gadgets that can boost your productivity by getting all those small items under control.It’s not always easy keeping your desk neat and tidy. You’ve got a few wires for your peripherals and, well, your peripherals. And then there are those loose paperclips, staplers, and other essential office supplies. Luckily, today we’ve got some great organizational office gadgets and accessories that can help you keep those items away from your workspace so that you can focus on your projects.Related: 10 Cool product designs for your home office- Advertisement – Twelve South Curve Riser iMac stand on a desk ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook power adapter in a bag Native Union Belt Cable Pro laptop charger on fabric Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless ChargerThe Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is a practical product on our list of organizational office gadgets and accessories. It gives your iPhone the fastest wireless charge possible, up to 15W. This charger’s MagSafe technology makes it easy to use.Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 wireless charger with devicesOakywood Laptop Dock Vertical Wooden StandThe Oakywood Laptop Dock Vertical Wooden Stand is crafted from a single piece of wood and keeps your laptop vertical and secure. What’s more, the micro-suction tape on the bottom keeps the stand in one spot. Madhurima Nag is the Head of Social Media at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general. ElevationShelf under desk storage shelf under a desk LHiDs Creative MagEasy Magnetic Essentials OrganizerThe LHiDs Creative MagEasy Magnetic Essentials Organizer is on our roundup of organizational office gadgets and accessories because it’s so customizable. This magnetic organizer is perfect for keeping small items like paper clips off your desk. It also keeps your accessories at a 60-degree viewing angle, making them easy to see.Grovemade Wood Desk Shelf SystemThe Grovemade Wood Desk Shelf System is made of real wood and features a series of modules to give your desk the extra organization it needs. The unit lifts your display and keeps it at the optimal ergonomic level. Artifox Side Table with StorageThe Artifox Side Table with Storage is a gorgeous solution for keeping your desk tidier. This storage table has dock storage on the top to keep your devices organized. It even has a drawer where you can hide other items. Block Steel Magazine RackThe Block Steel Magazine Rack is another great gadget on our list of organizational office gadgets and accessories. It keeps magazines, pamphlets, photos, and more lifted, giving you more space on your desk. Available in gorgeous color options, this office gadget is a lovely addition to any workspace. The Fuse Reel The Side Kick Collapsible Laptop Charger Winder keeps the cord of your laptop charger coiled and organized. It attaches to your charging brick and collapses when it’s not in use for easy storage. ElevationShelf Under Desk Storage ShelfThe ElevationShelf Under Desk Storage Shelf is another great gadget for desk organization. This shelf attaches below your desk and provides space to store the items you need immediately. You’ll also get the CordClip, which keeps all your cables and cords off your desk. Native Union Belt Cable Pro Laptop ChargerThe Native Union Belt Cable Pro Laptop Charger is another great office accessory. It’s compatible with most USB-C devices and supports 100W for fast charging. This laptop charger’s leather strap keeps it organized and secure. – Advertisement – UNIQ Vetex Duo Foldable Dual Fast Wireless Charger- Advertisement – The Gadget Flow Daily Digest highlights and explores the latest intech trends to keep you informed. 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September 27, 2020
TVNZ One News 23 August 2016The debate over whether shops should open during Easter is forcing National MPs to toe the party line.Prime Minister John Key wants councils to decide if shops in their districts should open on Easter Sunday, saying he’s sick of the same debate year after year.In an unusual move, Mr Key is forcing National’s MPs to vote along party lines for a bill to do that.“I just think in the end it’s one of those things where local government’s in the best position to decide it,” Mr Key said.MPs are normally able to cast a personal vote for legislation like this, given the religious aspect, and that has left some in a tricky position.“I’m generally opposed to trading on Easter Sunday,” said Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.Family First says leaving the decision to councils will cause more confusion.“This bill gives the choice to local councils. But some local councils are going to say ‘no’ and some are going to say ‘yes’. So that inconsistency is going to remain,” said Bob McCoskrie, Family First National Director.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/national-mps-forced-vote-councils-set-their-own-easter-sunday-trading-policyKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
September 26, 2020
Pepe, 24, showed flashes of inspiration in his eight minutes as a substitute at the end of Arteta’s first game in charge, the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on Boxing Day. Arteta said: “I think it was obviously a big change for him to come here from France. He found a team that, at that moment, wasn’t performing at their best. The environment for him to settle wasn’t ideal. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Read Also: Here’s how Chelsea could line up against Arsenal “It’s not only about him, we are here to help him. “If he’s willing to learn, if he’s willing to work hard, I am sure he has the potential to be top — absolutely top. “Against Bournemouth, he showed in two or three actions how good he can be. But he also has to be consistent.” Arteta admits the rest of the team needs to do more to give forwards like Pepe a better platform to perform. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta warns Nicolas Pepe to train better and prove he deserves to start in Gunners’ first XI https://t.co/0T1afMI3DN pic.twitter.com/ZL7f96HBeb— india times post (@indiatimespost) December 28, 2019 Mikel Arteta will tell Nicolas Pepe: Train better to prove you deserve a start. Pepe, who became Arsenal’s club-record signing when he joined from Lille in the summer in a deal worth £72million, has struggled to establish himself. Arteta admits the club-record winger is lacking confidence The French winger seems to be struggling for confidence after frequently finding himself on the bench — but Arteta says belief is a two-way street. The new Gunners boss added: “The problem with his confidence is that confidence is only good if he plays. “If he trains well enough to convince me, then I will have confidence in him. “There has to be a mix between the two.” Pepe is not the first player to struggle in his first season in the Premier League or at Arsenal. Gunners legend Robert Pires had a disappointing first term with the club and went on to be one of the Invincibles.Advertisement
September 23, 2020
Versailles, In. — WRBI News has learned Ripley County Emergency Management Director J. Patrick Rose died on January 4 in Louisville, Kentucky.Rose had served as the director since 2011 and was an important part of the team that provides relief to disaster victims, acquires equipment for local agencies and arrange rapid response training.Rose was a four-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, New York National and was deployed to Ground Zero for 11 months following the terrorist attacks in September of 2001. He also participated in deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.County commissioners will reserve the Ripley County Government Annex for Patrick’s Memorial Service. Services are scheduled for 3 p. m. Monday, January 14. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. and the memorial service begins at 4 p.m. A light pitch-in reception will follow the memorial service.