Our mission will continue for many decades to come, and relies on vibrant, dynamic businesses to provide solutions for our many challenges. The success of our suppliers is important for the UK, supporting the government’s Industrial Strategy, as well as the Nuclear Sector Deal, but also provides fulfilling careers for a whole new generation. We remain committed to working with our supply chain businesses, from the largest to the smallest, to improve the quality of the opportunities and to help ensure successful outcomes for all. Feedback during the day suggests that yesterday’s event was the most successful so far, providing a unique opportunity to meet leading figures from across the sector, as well as network with other businesses. The event remains a key element of our Supply Chain Development programme and support for SMEs in particular, which underline the NDA’s continued commitment to encourage, support and develop our supply chain for today and for the future. The Ministry of Defence’s Submarine Enterprise Programme Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department for International Trade Crown Commercial Service Welsh Government The annual event, now one of the largest of its kind in the world, is held at Manchester’s EventCity, and attracts businesses from across the UK and overseas.Launched 8 years ago by the NDA and its businesses, the aim is to create greater visibility of opportunities for suppliers, and in particular for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), who represent around half of the visitor numbers.The day was formally opened by NDA Chief Executive David Peattie, who spoke about the importance of suppliers in providing skills and innovation for the decommissioning mission. One of the morning highlights was the presentation of NDA Group awards.Ron Gorham, the NDA’s Head of Supply Chain Optimisation and SME Champion, said: Supply Chain Event 2018The main hall held 300 exhibition stands, staffed by a wide range of technical and service suppliers, as well as the NDA, its businesses, government bodies and regeneration organisations.The ever-popular Innovation Zone, supported by the government’s Innovate UK, hosted more than 40 exhibitor companies, who showcased their leading-edge technologies during the afternoon.This year’s People Zone built on the previous success of the Skills Zone, featuring a range of organisations who were able to offer guidance, advice and one-to-one discussions.Other government departments attending included:
I woke up to my one-year-old son puking at 3 a.m. He hurled all over me as I gathered him in my arms and ran to the bathroom. A few minutes later he was settled into a warm bath when a wave of nausea rose in my own belly. I kneeled in front of the toilet bowl, heaving for all I was worth. My son started giggling. Not a titter, but a full on laugh. At least he thought it was funny.After I rinsed my mouth and wiped my face, I started smiling too. I was a single mom raising my son far away from family and friends while trying to work full time to support us. There were nights when I wasn’t sure how I would make it – I was tired, alone and stressed. I felt stuck in Asheville, an area then unfamiliar to me, far away from my beloved California where I had spent a decade kayaking, skiing, and climbing, where the rivers and mountains felt like family. But in the wee hours of the morning, still smelling like puke and feeling sick, Tobin’s laugh was contagious.That weekend I decided to embrace living in Western North Carolina with an infant. Leaving stacks of dirty dishes and mounds of laundry behind, I threw camping gear into the truck and buckled Tobin in his car seat.I heard of a place called the Cherohala Skyway connecting North Carolina to Tennessee. Beyond its beauty, I couldn’t find much information about it. Tobin, my friend Meghan and I decided to take a look. We pulled into a campground that night and a dozen motorcycles were propped alongside the check-in building. Men with long grey beards and bandannas sat on the porch.I climbed out of the pickup in a sundress and flip flops, hoisting Tobin on my hip. Meghan got out of the car in a pair of shorts and a tank top.“Wherein’ your fellas?” one of the guys asked.My reply that it was just us was met with a round of applause.We spent the evening with them, sampling their moonshine, while they took turns jostling Tobin on their laps. They pulled out their wallets and showed us photos of their grandkids. The next day when we say them on a pull-out along the Cherohala Skyway, we posed on their bikes.Taking my son along meant that we traveled at a slower pace, but we managed to find adventure wherever we went. Slowing down allowed me to look around and the more I looked, the more I noticed. I started jotting down notes that turned into an idea for an article. I submitted a pitch for an article about the Cherohala Skyway over a dozen times before the editor of Blue Ridge Outdoors responded.After I’d written a few feature articles, we talked about an advice column and proposed a few alter egos, eventually settling on Mountain Mama.There are still days when I take Tobin hiking or canoeing and he has temper tantrum two hours from the truck. Sometimes his meltdowns come at the end of a long work week when we’re supposed to be having fun. That’s when it’s nice to channel Mountain Mama. She never loses her sense of humor, she’s never too tired to swoop up an exhausted kid.In the process of writing and exploring the area, I’ve fallen in love with Western North Carolina and consider it home. The curve of the mountains on the horizon, the gradations of green in the river’s swirling currents, the first dogwood blooms in the spring, it all tugs at my heart.My life isn’t perfect, not by a long shot. I’m not happy all the time, but I do live as close to my truth as I know how. Writing has helped a lot. So has getting outside and doing uncomfortable things, talking to people I normally wouldn’t and showing up exactly as I am – sometimes messy, sometimes scared, sometimes tired, but always willing to laugh.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ADM Brett P. Giroir testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 23, 2020.Kevin Dietsch | Pool via Reuters A senior administration official said Monday that U.S. health officials are “extremely encouraged” by the announcement that Pfizer‘s coronavirus vaccine is highly effective in preventing Covid-19.The news, combined with progress in the nation’s manufacturing and distribution plans for Covid-19 vaccines, makes U.S. health officials “very optimistic” that the vaccine and others in development “could effectively end the pandemic,” Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, told reporters on a conference call.“But until that vaccine is widely administered and distributed, we have much work to do,” he added. “I think we all realize our nation is in a critical phase in this pandemic, with significant community spread, cases averaging 100,000 per day over the last seven days and climbing, increase in hospitalizations with our three-day average estimated to be 61,000.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The announcement comes as the coronavirus continues to rapidly spread across the U.S. Over the past seven days, the country has reported an average of about 108,736 new cases per day, up more than 33% compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. At least 30 states hit record highs in average daily new cases on Sunday, Hopkins data shows.Health officials fear the situation could become especially dire as people also get the seasonal flu and hospitals fill up. A coronavirus model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, once cited by the White House, now projects more than 399,163 Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. by Feb. 1.A safe and effective vaccine is seen by investors and policymakers as a solution to get the global economy back on track after the pandemic wreaked havoc on nearly every country across the globe and upended businesses. There are currently four U.S.-backed front-runners with a vaccine in phase three clinical trials: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.Even with a vaccine, some infectious disease experts warn the coronavirus is likely to become as “endemic” as the annual flu virus.Giroir on Monday acknowledged that the coronavirus will likely never disappear from the planet. But he said he hopes that vaccines will bring the virus down to low levels and infections will be a rare occurrence, like polio.“Until that time, we have got to do the public health measures,” he said, urging people to wear masks, wash their hands and maintain their distance from others. Earlier in the day, Pfizer announced its vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 among those without prior infection, hailing the development as “a great day for science and humanity.” Comparatively, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a vaccine for influenza reduces the risk of flu illness by 40% to 60% among the overall population.Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla told CNBC that the company is on track to produce up to 50 million vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021.“I believe this is likely the most significant medical advance in the last 100 years,” he said. “It is a great day for science. It is a great day for humanity when you realize your vaccine has 90% effectiveness. That’s overwhelming.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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Area Holiday Break Basketball ScoresSaturday (12-30)Boys BasketballSouth Ripley Tourney7th Place-Rock Creek Academy 65 South Ripley 575th Place-Northeastern 65 Indy Chatard 553rd Place-Hauser 64 Jennings County 44Championship-Whiteland 54 East Central 44Lawrenceburg Tourney7th Place-DePaul Cristo Rey 68 East Dayton Christian 615th Place-Triton Central 67 Lloyd Memorial 543rd Place-Union County 68 Centerville 57Championship-Lawrenceburg 67 Scott 57Girls BasketballFranklin TournamentBrownsburg 57 Batesville 50Franklin 62 Indian Creek 58Consolation-Indian Creek 63 Batesville 57Championship-Brownsburg 74 Franklin 43Union City InvitationalUnion City 52 North Decatur 33Morristown 49 Adams Central 305th Place-Blue River 61 Cowan 363rd Place-North Decatur 51 Adams Central 32Championship-Morristown 63 Union City 52Friday (12-29)Boys BasketballOldenburg Academy 50 Franklin County 42Columbus East 50 Batesville 46Forest Park Tourney7th Place-Milan 51 Eastern Pekin 355th Place-Salem 55 Tecumseh 54 (OT)3rd Place-Christian Academy 59 Lanesville 51Championship-Forest Park 62 Southridge 54South Ripley TourneyEast Central 54 Northeastern 24Whiteland 67 South Ripley 45Hauser 70 Rock Creek Academy 54Jennings County 77 Indy Chatard 66 (OT)Northeastern 70 Rock Creek Academy 67East Central 57 Hauser 52Indy Chatard 85 South Ripley 38Whiteland 65 Jennings County 63Lawrenceburg TourneyLawrenceburg 70 East Dayton Christian 26Union County 60 Lloyd Memorial 46Scott 66 Triton Central 49Centerville 66 DePaul Cristo Rey 47Triton Central 93 DePaul Cristo Rey 26Scott 66 Centerville 42Lloyd Memorial 54 East Dayton Christian 39Lawrenceburg 53 Union County 35North Decatur TourneyNorth Decatur 58 Rising Sun 56 (OT)Southwestern Hanover 56 Yorktown 51Consolation-Rising Sun 73 Yorktown 56Championship-Southwestern 59 North Decatur 39Bob Wetting Tourney-RichmondIndy Cathedral 63 Connersville 469th Place-Greensburg 84 South Bend Adams 737th Place-Indy Attucks 68 Park Tudor 505th Place-Shelbyville 84 Portage 513rd Place-Connersville 62 Richmond 33Championship-Indy Cathedral 64 Indy Tindley 50Girls BasketballFranklin County 54 Oldenburg Academy 42East Central TourneySouth Ripley 54 East Central 47 (OT)Jeffersonville 55 Covington Holy Cross 327th Place-Seymour 59 Rushville 465th Place-Hamilton Heights 56 Richmond 343rd Place-East Central 34 Covington Holy Cross 31Championship-Jeffersonville 61 South Ripley 32Edinburgh TourneyJac-Cen-Del 59 New Washington 32Edinburgh 40 Orleans 37 (OT)Consolation-New Washington 42 Orleans 38Championship-Jac-Cen-Del 53 Edinburgh 31Noblesville TourneyGreensburg 58 Southport 56 (OT)Noblesville 69 New Palestine 60Consolation-New Palestine 59 Southport 52Championship-Noblesville 58 Greensburg 53Wapahani TourneyWapahani 66 Centerville 33Alexandria 67 Milan 49Consloation-Milan 53 Centerville 20Championship-Wapahani 58 Alexandria 48Tri TourneyTri 62 South Decatur 19Sheridan Over DalevilleConsolation-Daleville 42 South Decatur 40Championship-Tri 40 Sheridan 38Union City InvitationalNorth Decatur 48 Liberty Christian 24Union City 49 Blue River 46 (OT)Adams Central 55 Wes-Del 49Morristown 89 Cowan 42Blue River 59 Liberty Christian 59Thursday (12-28)Boys Basketball Forest Park TourneyLanesville 55 Milan 51Salem 73 Milan 54Bob Wetting Tourney-RichmondGreensburg 77 Franklin Central 65Connersville 58 Indy Attucks 51Greensburg 63 Indy Home School 62Girls BasketballWaldron 40 Oldenburg Academy 25Lawrenceburg 61 Shawe Memorial 34East Central TourneyEast Central 26 Hamilton Heights 22South Ripley 65 Seymour 51Jeffersonville 47 Rushville 39Richmond 48 Rushville 46Franklin County Tourney5th Place-Jennings County 37 Guerin Catholic 353rd Place-Indy Chatard 41 Tipton 321st-Marquette Catholic 44 Franklin County 17Wednesday (12-27)Boys Basketball Edinburgh Tourney5th Place-Jac-Cen-Del 83 Trinity Lutheran 703rd Place-Hagerstown 66 South Decatur 63Championship-Edinburgh 53 Indy Lutheran 49Bob Wetting Tourney-RichmondIndy Tindley 93 Greensburg 70Connersville 54 Northwest Home School 36Rushville TourneyFranklin 67 Rushville 53Mooresville 62 Shenandoah 40Consolation-Shenandoah 61 Rushville 45Championship-Mooresville 51 Franklin 47Girls BasketballFranklin County TourneyGuerin Catholic 45 Franklin County 35Indy Chatard 54 Jennings County 52Franklin County 47 Tipton 38Marquette Catholic 52 Jennings County 27Tuesday (12-26)Boys BasketballEdinburgh Tourney1st RoundIndy Lutheran 48 Jac-Cen-Del 38South Decatur 69 Christel House Academy 60Next RoundJac-Cen-Del 92 Christel House Academy 70Indy Lutheran 68 South Decatur 53
The New Alsace Conservation Club 30th Annual Fishing Derby at Lake in the Pines on May 5 was a great day for all 196 registered fishermen, which included 57 children under 12. The derby was able to provide winning prizes and door prizes to all participants through the generousity of our 86 sponsors from around the tristate area. The derby committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support of this event.The Winners of the Children Under age 12 are: 1st Catfish – Maddox Hefner 5.64 lb, 1st Bass – Kaleb Harper .78 lb, 1st Blue Gill – TIE – Wyatt Bischoff .55 & Julia Gudgeon .55.The Winners of the Adults are: 1st Catfish – Abby Hooten 5.01, 1st Bass – Derric Blankenship, 2.08, 1st Blue Gill – Ben Adams .70.The Winner of the 1st Tagged Catfish was: Colt Bischoff.Courtesy of Derby Chairman Dale Back.
Lazio defender Patric, has just been sent off for biting Lecce player Guilo Donati after a confrontation in stoppage time. Loading… Read Also: Serie A: Rebic leads late AC Milan comeback against Juventus The Scudetto chasers are now four points behind Juventus it remains to be seen if the Rome-based outfit will catch Maurizio Sarri’s side. But the craziest element of the game wasn’t the result, far from it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lazio went on to lose the game 2-1, with the Rome-based team slowly dropping more points and are no longer at the top of Serie A. Lazio Defender Patric has been sent off tonight for biting an opposition player. Lecce’s Guilo Donati was the victim of the bite with VAR sending the Lazio player off promptly. Biting has happened before in football, but this is the first time in a while that Luis Suarez wasn’t involved. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon
Townsend had a healthy record for a winger in his nine loans spells away from Spurs, and he has scored three goals in 14 appearances for club and country so far this season. But with the likes of Aaron Lennon and Erik Lamela breathing down his neck at Spurs, he knows chipping in with more goals will prove vital in his bid to stay in the first team. “Goals and assists make you undroppable and I know there are great players all vying for two wing spots at Spurs, so I need to get more goals and assists to cement my place in the team and not give the manager an excuse to drop me,” Townsend told talkSPORT. Townsend’s route to the top has not been easy. He spent four seasons out on loan before finally getting a crack at first-team football with Tottenham and he also had to endure the pain of a one-month ban after breaking betting rules. But he believes that tough journey has made him into the player he is today. “I had to work hard for four or five years in the lower leagues to get that chance so it would have been silly to let my big chance pass me by,” the 22-year-old said. “My aim was to grab the (Montenegro) game by the scruff of the neck and make it my game. That was my one chance. I knew if I didn’t perform there would be six or seven top wingers who would take my place. It was my chance and thankfully I took it.” Andros Townsend wants to start scoring more goals for Tottenham to improve his chances of going to the World Cup. Press Association Townsend enjoyed one of the most memorable England debuts in recent memory last month when he scored a stunning goal and set up another in a 4-1 win over Montenegro. The 22-year-old showed superb skill to power home a low drive from 25 yards with his weaker right foot, so it may come as something of a surprise that he feels his shooting is something that needs improving. Townsend is set to feature in England’s forthcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany following his impressive debut last month. Many believe the winger is a dead cert to make the plane to Brazil, but he is not taking any notice of the hype surrounding him at the moment. “I tried not to read as much of the press as I could after the game,” he said. “I watched highlights and everything was about me. Then it started to sink in – the achievement of scoring on my debut in such an important game and playing so well. “But at the end of the day, it’s not the media who pick the England team, it’s the manager.”
A mother from Jupiter is reporting that Lyft up-charged them $50 for “damage” to a vehicle from cookie crumbs that her toddler left in the car on their way to the hospital.The mother of two told reporters, they took the Lyft to the hospital so that her infant could receive his regular blood transfusion for a life-threatening blood disease and during the ride, her toddler snacked on some cookies.While the mother says her toddler did make a mess with the cookies, she wiped out as much of the crumbs as she possibly could before the vehicle left.The Chasin A Dream foundation which sponsors the family and helps families in need with children who have life-threatening illnesses reported that the two-mile ride should have only cost the family $ 7.20 and that they were surprised to see the final bill:“A two-mile ride and so I think I think it was like seven dollars and 20 cents or something and then there was an additional $50 charge,” CEO Lori Griffith said. The”Community donates to us to donate to these families to help these families. They don’t donate to us to give a $50 tip to a lift driver,” said Griffith.The foundation says that when they questioned the charge, Lyft told them that they take these incidents very seriously and conduct their own investigation which often includes photos and statements from the parties involved.Chasin A Dream then filed a complaint with Lyft over the issue, however, they reported that they did not hear from Lyft until our news partners at CBS12 got involved in the case.Lyft now says they have elected a special team to investigate the incident.
MUMBAI: Star Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma on Wednesday took to social media to laud former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who recently called time on his illustrious career.Casillas suffered a heart attack during a Porto training session last year and hadn’t played any competitive football since April, 2019. Rohit, who is known to be a ‘Los Blancos’ fan and had even visited their stadium Santiago Bernabeu earlier this year, hailed Casillas for his trophy-laden stint in Spain. His tweet read: “Congratulations on a glorious career, San Iker! You’ve made your mark in @LaLigaEN’s history and inspired countless young players Clapping hands sign #Grac1as, @IkerCasillas.” Casillas, who led Spain to their first World Cup title in 2010 and helped his country win the 2008 and 2012 European championships, had a low-key farewell from the club he joined in 2015 after spending 25 years at Real Madrid. “The most important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination that it takes you,” Casillas wrote on his Twitter handle in Spanish on Wednesday. “I think I can say, without hesitation, that this has been the right path and the dream destination. Thanks.” With 167 international caps, Casillas has the second-most appearances for the Spanish national team, making him the joint tenth-most capped footballer of all time. Casillas burst onto the scene as a teenager at Real Madrid and went on to make 725 appearances for the Spanish giants – helping them win five LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns. (IANS) Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Sec. General Administration, Gov. of Assam, Dispur