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GWCSG Begins Their Portion of Talisman Saber 2013

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today GWCSG Begins Their Portion of Talisman Saber 2013 July 16, 2013 U.S. and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sailors from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) began their portion of Talisman Saber 2013 off the northeast coast of Australia, July 15.Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.“Talisman Saber 2013 demonstrates the U.S. and Australian commitment to enhancing security, peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region,” said Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, the commander of GWCSG. “Our alliance with Australia is solidly grounded in our shared values and common security concerns and approaches. We coordinate closely with our Australian partners to promote security throughout the region.”Over the next two weeks the GWCSG will participate in various events with their RAN partners including air-defense warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, visit, board, search and seizure, air-to-air training, and close-air support to amphibious forces.“This exercise provides effective and intense training to ensure our forces are capable, interoperable, and deployable on short notice” said Montgomery. “It increases the ability of all participants to plan, coordinate and execute complex operations.”Participants from the GWCSG include Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) with embarked Carrier Air Wing 5, embarked Commander Destroyer Squadron 15, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), and the RAN guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03).[mappress]Press Release, July 16, 2013; Image: US Navy Training & Educationcenter_img GWCSG Begins Their Portion of Talisman Saber 2013 Share this articlelast_img read more

German coalition agrees to extend coronavirus relief for economy

first_img“Today we have agreed that we will extend important and effective measures to how we deal with the coronavirus,” she added.Among the main decisions were an extension of short-time work subsidies, which had been due to expire in March 2021, until the end of next year and prolonging bridging aid for small and mid-sized companies until the end of this year.Short-time work saves jobs by allowing employers to reduce the employees’ hours but keeps them in work.The parties also agreed to prolong measures aimed at staving off bankruptcies by allowing firms in financial trouble due to the pandemic to delay filing for insolvency until the end of the year.German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has also brought in a massive stimulus package, worth more than 130 billion euros, that it hopes will help the economy return to growth.The coalition parties also agreed on an electoral reform aimed at reducing the number of lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament.Topics : German coalition parties agreed on Tuesday to extend measures to cushion the effects of the coronavirus crisis on Europe’s biggest economy, including prolonging a short-time work scheme and a freeze on insolvency rules.The German economy contracted at its steepest rate on record in the second quarter and the government is desperate to mitigate the effects of the pandemic as much as possible, especially in the run-up to elections in the autumn of 2021.“Corona remains a reality and a challenge,” said Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) after around seven hours of talks with their centre-left Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners.last_img read more

Worker demoted for opposing gay marriage was unlawfully punished

first_imgTelegraph (UK) 16 Nov 2012Adrian Smith lost his managerial position, had his salary cut by 40%, and was given a final written warning by Trafford Housing Trust (THT) after posting that hosting gay weddings in churches were “an equality too far”. The comments were not visible to the general public, and were posted outside work time, but the trust said he broke its code of conduct by expressing religious or political views which might upset co-workers. Mr Smith brought breach of contract proceedings, saying the trust acted unlawfully in demoting him. Today Mr Justice Briggs ruled in his favour at London’s High Court, in a case which will set a precedent for employees’ rights to free speech in the workplace.…..Mr Smith said in a statement: “I’m pleased to have won my case for breach of contract today. The judge exonerated me and made clear that my comments about marriage were in no way ‘misconduct’. “My award of damages has been limited to less than £100 – but that is for technical legal reasons and the judge made it clear he was not able to award me a much larger sum. “But I didn’t do this for the money. I did this because there is an important principle at stake. “Britain is a free country where people have freedom of speech, and I am pleased that the judge’s ruling underlines that important principle. “But this sad case should never have got this far. Long ago, Trafford Housing Trust should have held their hands up and admitted they made a terrible mistake. Had they done this then my life would not have been turned upside down and my family and I would not have had to endure a living nightmare. “However, to the bitter end, they claimed I had broken equality policies and brought the Trust into disrepute – all because, like millions of people, I support traditional marriage. “Something has poisoned the atmosphere in Britain, where an honest man like me can be punished for making perfectly polite remarks about the importance of marriage.” He called on the Prime Minister to “think very carefully” before before changing the law on gay marriage because people who share his views could be “treated as outcasts”.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9682922/Taken-to-task-for-doing-nothing-wrong-worker-demoted-for-opposing-gay-marriage-was-unlawfully-punished-judge-rules.htmllast_img read more

Chapman, Dunn Get Wins at Caribou

first_img admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Posts CARIBOU — The Ellsworth Eagle boys placed third and the Eagle girls were sixth in a nine-team meet at Caribou Saturday that was cut short by lightning.Ellsworth collected two wins in the boys’ meet with Ben Chapman placing first in the 1,600-meter run in 4:44.1 and an Eagle foursome winning the four-by-100-meter relay in 47.7 seconds.Team scores were Caribou 126, Presque Isle 68.5, Ellsworth 61.5, Foxcroft Academy 49, Dexter 45, Fort Kent 33, Fort Fairfield 21, Hermon 18 and Limestone 10.Brianne Dunn had the only win for the Eagle girls, finishing first in the 1,600-meter run in 5:43.1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn team scoring, it was Caribou 129.33, Presque Isle 77, Fort Fairfield 55, Foxcroft 45, Hermon 33.66, Ellsworth 30, Fort Kent 29, Dexter 10 and Limestone 2. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img read more