Newest US aircraft carrier to miss another delivery deadline

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Newest US aircraft carrier to miss another delivery deadline View post tag: USS Gerald R. Ford Newest US aircraft carrier to miss another delivery deadline Authorities Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: US Navy October 7, 2016 The most expensive ship the U.S. Navy has ever built is once again bound to miss a delivery deadline.USS Gerald R. Ford, the lead ship of a next generation of U.S. aircraft carriers, was scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2014, but the deadline kept being pushed back.The latest delivery was scheduled for November this year, but according to a report by the Virginian Pilot, the delivery was delayed again and the Navy did not set a new one.Defense News reported in September this year that voltage regulator problems on the carrier’s four main turbine generators (MTGs) resulted in an electrical explosion in one of the turbines in June with another, smaller, explosion taking place in July.“We continue to look for opportunities to get Gerald R. Ford to sea as soon as possible. The Navy is evaluating the most cost-effective and efficient schedule to complete sea trials and ship delivery,” Navy spokesman Capt. Thurraya Kent was quoted as saying by the Virginian Pilot.Earlier delays were caused by the carrier’s advanced arresting gear system which was, according to Senator John McCain $600 million over budget. Back in 2015, Ford faced a potential two-year delay which could have been caused by shock trial tests which were requested by Michael Gilmore, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation.With a price tag of $12.9 billion, USS Gerald R. Ford is the most expensive ship in the Navy’s fleet. The $10.5 billion estimate from 2007 rose by 23 percent.Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was ordered from Newport News Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, on Sept. 10, 2008. With this new class of ships the U.S. Navy hoped to save $4 billion in total ownership costs during each ship’s 50-year service life, compared to the Nimitz-class.The 1,100 foot (335 meter) ship displaces 100,000 tonnes and is designed to operate effectively with nearly 700 fewer crew members than a CVN 68-class ship. Improvements in the ship design will, according to the Navy, allow the embarked air wing to operate with approximately 400 fewer personnel.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: This could be India’s probable XI for clash vs South Africa

first_imgAmong the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar form the core of a fantastic bowling line-up. On current form, Bumrah and Shami are on top of their game and they will be the key in every match. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are potent spinners and they will be on top of their game against South Africa, who are not known to be good players of spin.Here is News Nation’s probable playing XI for the clash against South AfricaShikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will open their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa at the Rose bowl. India had a mixed build-up to the World Cup, losing their opening game against New Zealand at The Oval while they thrashed Bangladesh. During the course of the matches, India suffered a couple of injury concerns to Vijay Shankar, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Shankar was hit on the forearm but medical tests cleared him of injury while Dhawan and Kohli got hit on the hand during practice. The Indian team has been in Southampton for close to five days and have acclimatised to the conditions well.The Indian cricket team is settled on both the batting and bowling front. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma all select themselves with Dhawan and Rohit set to open the innings. Kohli is the master at No.3 while KL Rahul, who was impressive in the game against Bangladesh, will be the number four batsman. MS Dhoni will shore up the lower middle order at No.5 while Hardik Pandya will be the X-factor. The No.7 spot could be up for grabs between Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja. With Jadeja performing well against New Zealand, India might go with him as the No.7 in this game. India and South Africa have played four times in the World Cup.India have won only once in World Cups against South Africa.India lost in the 1999 World Cup encounter to South Africa. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

Thurston County Fair – Saturday’s Schedule

first_imgFacebook20Tweet0Pin0Saturday’s featured fair event is the Thurston County Commissioners’ Annual Pancake Breakfast.  The August 4 breakfast event is free with admission to the fair, and commissioners serve up the syrup and all of the delicious breakfast treats from 8:30 to 10 a.m.Saturday’s fair event schedule has more than 50 events, contests and performances, including the Corvette Car Display, animal contests from dawn to dusk, the Spooner’s Farm Berry Best Pie contest, and music by the up-and-coming rock star students from the Rhythm Fire School of Rock. (Complete August 4 events schedule below.) The fair is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.For more information about these events and other fair entertainment, go to and click on Daily Events Calendar. AUG. 4 THURSTON COUNTY FAIR EVENTS8 a.m.4-H Equine Intermediate & Senior contests8:30 a.m.County Commissioners Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. – outside Heritage Hall9 a.m.4-H & FFA Poultry Fitting & Showing – Petersen Barn10 a.m.4-H Fashion Revue Show – Food Court StageHome Arts Demonstrations – Heritage HallCorvette Car Display from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. – in front of Heritage Hall4-H Public Presentations – Benoschek Building4-H Dog Showmanship, Shift 1 – Chitty BarnOpen Class Beef Show – East ArenaOpen Class Dairy Goat Show – Hicks Lake Barn11 a.m.Bull Riding – Les Schwab Stage4-H Primary & Parent Rabbit/Cavy Fitting & Showing – Petersen Barn4-H Plant Science Judging Contests – Benoschek Building4-H Cat Type – Petersen Barn11:30 a.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage12 p.m.4-H Poultry Judging Contest – Petersen BarnEnter Spooner’s Berry Best Pie Contest from noon to 2 p.m. – Thurston Expo CenterKids Games – Heritage Hall greenKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main GatePremier Martial Arts – Les Schwab Stage12:30 p.m.Explosion Extravaganza – Food Court Stage1 p.m.4-H Dog Showmanship, Shift 2 – Chitty Barn4-H Rabbit Judging Contest Part 2 of 2 – Petersen Barn4-H Goat Knowledge Bow – Hicks Lake BarnJohn Leonard – Les Schwab Stage4-H & FFA Llama Fitting & Showing with Llama Costume Contest – East Arena1:30 p.m.Mas Uda – Food Court Stage2 p.m.4-H Cat Fitting & Showing – Petersen Barn4-H Sheep Costume Contest – WOW ArenaSpooner’s Berry Best Pie Contest Judging – Thurston Expo CenterBull Riding – Les Schwab Stage2:30 p.m.Sunday Speedtrap – Food Court Stage3 p.m.Rock Steady Elite All Stars – Les Schwab Stage4-H Cavy Judging Contest – Petersen BarnMachine Embroidery Demonstrations – Heritage HallKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main Gate3:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage4 p.m.Children’s Activity: Slug University – Heritage Hall AnnexExplosion Extravaganza – Les Schwab Stage4:30 p.m.Sunday Speedtrap – Food Court Stage5 p.m.Bull Riding – Les Schwab Stage5:30 p.m.Tanglefoot Cloggers – Food Court Stage6:00 p.m.4-H Dog Groom Squad – Chitty BarnMarket Animal Sale – Hicks Lake Barn6:30 p.m.Honky Tonk Angels – Food Court StageApplique Demonstrations – Heritage Hall7:00 p.m.4-H Silver Bucket Event- Dairy Goat Milk Out Contest – Willuweit PavilionRhythm Fire School of Rock – Les Schwab StageKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main Gate4-H Dog Activities – Chitty Barn7:30 p.m.Troupe Rashaad – Food Court Stage8:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle Karaoke – Food Court Stagelast_img read more

Nelson fighters shine at Griffins Boxing Card

first_imgNelson Boxing Club fighters took their skills on the road to compete at the Griffins Saturday Night Boxing Card in North Vancouver.Coach Jesse Pineiro said the card was an opportunity for the local boxers to gain some valuable experience. “I’m very proud of how our fighters conduct themselves in and out of the ring,” Pineiro said following the event.“They showed skills, heart and sportsmanship as always and putting our club on the map.”Results had Brayden Hellekson drop a close decision to Robert Machikyan from Nanaimo while Jesse Lyons fought a great exhibition match against National Champion Ali Reza.“Jesse used his reach and movement and looked very sharp against Reza,” Pineiro said.The final Nelson bout had Max Berkeley gains some good experience during an action-packed bout against Aaron Madriaga from North Vancouver. This was a 12-year-old initiation bout for both fighters.last_img read more

Bulldogs And Roos To Meet At The Knapp Center

first_imgJoining the Bulldogs and fans at the Knapp Center will be the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship trophy. Fans can view the trophy to be award to the national champion and take photos as the trophy makes its nationwide tour of college basketball arenas. Story Links Buy Tickets Kansas City is also 1-1 on the season after suffering a 69-51 loss to Oklahoma State after opening the season with a win over Avila. Brandon McKissic leads the Roos in scoring with 16 points per game and fellow junior Marvin Nesbitt Jr. leads the team with 7.0 rebounds per game. Drake Game Notes The Bulldogs return to campus after an 81-59 defeat at Cincinnati Monday evening in which a first-half run by the Bearcats handed Drake its first loss of the season. Anthony Murphy paced the Bulldogs in the loss with 13 points while Liam Robbins scored 12 of his eight points in the second half. Murphy is averaging 12.0 points per game this season and is averaging 13.8 points per game in his last five games dating back to last season. The two teams meet for the fourth time in the last five years. Last year, Drake defeated Kansas City, 66-63, in Kansas City in a scrappy, hard-fought game in which Brady Ellingson led the Bulldogs with 13 points. Drake leads the all-time series by a 6-2 margin.center_img ESPN+ Following Wednesday’s game, the team remains home to host Simpson Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Print Friendly Version The Drake University men’s basketball has a short turnaround this week to host Kansas City at the Knapp Center Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Mediacom MC22 is broadcasting the contest with streaming on ESPN+ Live Audio Live Stats last_img read more

QPR failed with Alves bid – report

first_imgQPR failed in a bid to sign Portugal international Bruno Alves from Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Daily Mail.It is claimed that Alves was one of the defenders targeted by Rangers, who are set to complete the signing of Chris Samba today.The Daily Mirror report that West Brom want QPR’s Junior Hoilett in exchange for Peter Odemwingie.The Mail say Rangers are looking to sign Peter Crouch from Stoke for £6.5m, while the Mirror say a £4m bid has been made.And a number of papers report that Tottenham are set to hand QPR David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend.Meanwhile, Anzhi Makhachkala are trying to sign Chelsea outcast Florent Malouda, the Mirror say.It is claimed the Russian club are looking to buy him for £5m.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Where does Franklin Barreto fit in with A’s after Jurickson Profar trade?

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — After the A’s were eliminated by the Yankees in the AL wild-card game last October, Franklin Barreto departed the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium with hope.Aware of Jed Lowrie’s impending free agency, Barreto knew the A’s starting second base job could be had. No longer blocked, the path was clear. But things don’t always work out exactly as originally envisioned.Before Lowrie even found a new club, the A’s pulled off a December three-team deal to acquired Jurickson …last_img read more

Busmen ground Aguilas; Stallion, Global escape

first_imgDavao got a late consolation goal from Harry Sawyer in the first minute of second half stoppage time as the Aguilas lost for the ninth time this season.Despite acquiring veterans Phil and James Younghusband, Simone Rota, Matthew Hartmann and Jason De Jong during the transfer window, victory has remained elusive for the Aguilas, who only have six points from 15 matches.The Busmen have played six games less than Meralco Manila, which was held to a goalless draw by Global Cebu also on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentscenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion Laguna striker Jess Melliza continued his scoring run as he fired the only goal that lifted Laguna past JPV Marikina.The fleet-footed lefty from La Paz, Iloilo, beat JPV goalkeeper Nelson Gasic from a tight angle in the 77th minute to push Stallion closer to JPV with 26 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChristiaens found Fernando Rodriguez at the far post for a close-range strike in 19th minute, before punctuating the win with a clinical goal off the counterattack three minutes from time.Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Marañon was also on the scoresheet, firing home from just inside the box in the 50th minute. Defender Jeffrey Christiaens scored a goal and assisted on another as AFC Cup Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros kept the retooled Davao Aguilas winless with a 3-1 victory on Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Returning to PFL action just four days after their elimination in the interzone semifinals of the AFC Cup, the Busmen played with verve and urgency as they collected their ninth win of the season to hike their tally to 28 points for fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Arellano, TIP collide LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Georgia Drops Cool “Battle Hymn Of The Bulldog Nation” Hype Video

first_imggeorgia vs. vanderbilt predictiongeorgia new battle hymn hype videoGeorgia’s 2016 season is less than three months away, and fans are already amped for the start of the Kirby Smart era. Tuesday, the school released a short hype video dedicated to the tradition of the program, set to the school’s fight song, Glory, Glory. If you’re craving UGA content this offseason, it’s a good holdover. #TuesdayTradition || The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation #GloryGlory#CommitToTheG— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) June 8, 2016Georgia takes on North Carolina on Saturday, September 3.last_img read more

Another truck possibly shot on Highway 40 south of Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — Mounties in Grande Prairie are investigating after a vehicle was allegedly damaged by a gunshot on Highway 40 south of the Swan City.On Tuesday morning at around 9:30, a vehicle was travelling southbound on Highway 40, two kilometres north of the Wapiti River bridge when the driver heard a loud noise and noticed the vehicle’s windshield had been damaged. The driver of the vehicle was not injured, but the damage to the windshield is believed to be from a firearm.This isn’t the first incident of shots fired south of Grande Prairie. Last October, three trucks were shot while driving along Highway 40, and in November another pickup truck was damaged by at least one bullet while travelling along the Forestry Trunk Road southeast of the city. Cpl. Shawn Graham with the Grande Prairie RCMP said that at this time, police do not believe this incident is connected to any previous incidents along that stretch of road.Police are asking anyone with information about the matter to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.comlast_img read more