Navy Pays USD 10 Million for Additional Work on USS Independence


first_img Navy Pays USD 10 Million for Additional Work on USS Independence Industry news View post tag: USD View post tag: 10 The Navy awarded Bath Iron Works an additional $10 million for work on the shallow water USS Independence, a benefit of the shipyard’s linge…(timesrecord)[mappress]Source: timesrecord, July 26, 2011; View post tag: Independence View post tag: Naval July 26, 2011 View post tag: million View post tag: Navy View post tag: Additional View post tag: News by topic View post tag: work View post tag: Pays Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy Pays USD 10 Million for Additional Work on USS Independence View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more

House Republicans Hang On To Supermajority Status


first_imgIn the Senate, Republicans maintain a comfortable majority, controlling 40 out of 50 seats. They lost one seat when Democrat J.D. Ford defeated Carmel Republican Mike Delph, who had been a vocal opponent of hate crime legislation that would have provided LGBTQ protections. Ford is the first openly gay person to be elected to the General Assembly.A supermajority means that Republicans can have a quorum to conduct business without Democrats.Meanwhile, Senate Republicans formally elected state Sen. Rodric Bray of Martinsville as the president pro tempore in their first caucus meeting following Tuesday’s election. He had been elected to that position last summer after former President Pro Temper David Long, R-Fort Wayne, resigned but it wasn’t finalized until after Tuesday’s election.After assuming the leadership role, Bray named Sen. Mark Messmer of Jasper as majority floor leader. Senate Republicans also elected Sen. Jim Merritt of Indianapolis as the majority caucus chair.The Senate’s 10 Democrats will have an opportunity to weigh in on Bray’s selection as president pro tempore when the legislature meets on Nov. 20, Organization Day.Also, Bray named the chairs of the standing committees for the 2019-2020 sessions, which includes replacing the longtime chair of the Education and Career Development Committee, Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, with Sen. Jeff Raatz, R-Centerville.Kruse, in a statement, said he was voluntarily stepping down from the committee post to spend more time with his wife and family.“This role has been rewarding, but it has also been demanding on my family and me,” Kruse said. “While I’ve chosen to step down as Chair to spend more time with my wife and family, I believe Sen. Raatz will serve this committee well, as he strongly cares about Indiana students and the quality of their education.”FOOTNOTE: TheStatehouseFile.com is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare House Republicans Hang On To Supermajority StatusNovember 13, 2018, Staff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Republicans will maintain their supermajority status in the Indiana General Assembly after votes were finally tallied in Porter County were state Rep. Ed Soliday, of Valparaiso, defeated his Democratic challenger.The final count showed Soliday edging out Democrat Frank Szczepanski by just under 2,000 votes and giving House Republicans 67 seats, leaving Democrats with 33.“By voting to maintain our supermajorities in the General Assembly, Hoosiers have made it clear that Indiana is on the right track, and that we must continue this momentum,” said Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer in a news release after the Porter County votes were announced Friday.last_img read more

Press release: Government delivers on manifesto pledge with £6 billion package to help end fuel poverty and drive innovation in energy efficiency


first_imgThe proposed changes to focus 100% of the ECO scheme on the fuel poor would see energy saving improvements like insulation and modern efficient heating systems installed in 900,000 homes by March 2022. The government also committed to maintaining funding for home energy efficiency until at least 2028 as part of the Clean Growth Strategy, a total of just over £6 billion.At the end of February the government also took action for 11 million households on poor value standard variable tariffs by introducing a landmark Bill into Parliament for a temporary price cap on these tariffs until effective competition is in place. Flagship £6 billion energy efficiency scheme to start with re-focusing flagship scheme entirely on low-income and vulnerable, cutting bills for thousands more families until at least 2028 plans to extend the Warm Home Discount ensuring over 2 million low income and vulnerable customers receive £140 off their energy bills next winter drive to increase world-leading British innovation in green technologies as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy We have made clear our commitment to eradicating fuel poverty and by making our flagship energy scheme 100% focused on low-income families we are taking another step towards achieving this goal. As set out in our Clean Growth Strategy, we also want to continue to drive world-leading British innovation in green technologies for the benefit all consumers. That’s why we are increasing the opportunity for energy suppliers to get funding to develop new and innovative energy saving product and services, like the award winning company Q-bot’s robotic insulation service. Notes for editors Respond to the consultations:Energy Company Obligation: ECO3, 2018 to 2022Warm Home Discount scheme: 2018 to 2019 Nearly a million more low-income households are set to benefit from innovative energy saving measures under new plans outlined today by the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry, as part of the Clean Growth Strategy.A consultation has been launched today to focus Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme to tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions by providing energy efficiency upgrades and heating measures – entirely on low income households. Currently only 70% of beneficiaries are from low income families. Since the scheme was launched in 2013, more than 1 in 16 homes have benefitted from over 2.2 million improvements.This is the latest step in the delivery of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, aiming to bring 2.5 million fuel poor homes up to an Energy Performance Certificate rating of C by 2030, helping to save energy and bring down bills.Alongside this, a separate consultation looks ahead to changes to the Warm Home Discount beyond next winter which will enable all payments to be made automatically. The Warm Homes Discount provides a much needed top up of £140 to the energy bills of the most vulnerable in society. The consultation will also include extending eligibility to people who receive Universal Credit who are in work and earn less that £16,190 a year.Speaking on a visit to Q-bot in Wandsworth South London, an award-winning technology company which has developed robots to install underfloor cavity insulation quickly and easily, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said: The consultation on the new Energy Company Obligation scheme is open until 29 April 2018. The current Energy Company Obligation scheme will end in September 2018. The scheme places an obligation on larger energy suppliers (currently 15) to deliver heating and energy efficiency measures. This is split between Affordable Warmth, for low income and fuel poor households (which accounts for 70% of the scheme) and the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (the remaining 30%), which is available to all households. The ECO programme requires energy suppliers with over 250,000 customers to provide energy efficiency upgrades and heating measures to homes across Britain. In line with the government’s Industrial Strategy, the refocused scheme includes proposals to support innovation in the sector. Suppliers will be able to devote up to 20% of their delivery target to supporting innovative measures. If all suppliers do this then as much as £128 million could be spent supporting British innovation. Since ECO was launched in 2013, more than 1 in 16 homes across Britain have benefitted from over 2.2 million improvements installed. The ECO consultation will also look at increasing parts of the scheme delivered through local referrals enabling local authorities to identify households who will benefit the most from energy efficiency measures, including those with health problems that are made worse by cold homes. The proposals to extend the current Warm Home Discount scheme are open for consultation until 29 April 2018. The government is also currently looking at ways to make it easier for those eligible for the Warm Home Discount to receive it automatically. A consultation was launched earlier this year on new data sharing powers to better target those households which are fuel poor and would benefit most from a rebate on their energy bills. Reforming and extending policies on fuel poverty are a key part of the government’s commitment to protect vulnerable consumers. Ofgem recently extended its Safeguard Tariff Cap on pre-payment meter tariffs to protect a further 1 million vulnerable households, bringing the total protected to 5 million households this winter.last_img read more

Body Found in Gilgo Beach ID’d as Missing Woman


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman’s body that washed ashore at Gilgo Beach this week has been identified as that of a 31-year-old Queens woman who was reported missing from the area three months ago.Suffolk County police said the victim was Natasha Jugo of Queens Village, whose belongings and car were found near Ocean Parkway after she disappeared in March.People walking on the beach saw Jugo’s body wash up on Monday night and called 911.Police have said that they do not suspect a link between the woman’s disappearance and the discovery of 11 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in recent years.last_img read more

11 websites that will make you smarter about money


first_imgby: Sarah SchmalbruchNot everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.Luckily, there’s the internet.We’ve made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.Happy browsing.1. InvestopediaWhy we like it: Investopedia’s dictionary is great for finding easy-to-understand, comprehensive definitions of financial terms or concepts.It also provides tutorials on everything from income taxes to becoming a landlord. The site even features study guides for nationally administered finance exams.Best for: Looking up the definition of a QTIP Trust and figuring out if you need one. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more