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Fayetteville Leaders Tout Strong Community Bonds at Army Commission Hearing

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The National Commission on the Future of the Army’s public hearing in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, was not intended to scrutinize Fort Bragg’s missions or its military value, but local officials who testified focused on the high degree of support the surrounding communities provide the post.“We here in Fayetteville get the Army,” Fayetteville City Manager Ted Vorhees told the commissioners.The commission’s task is to assess “the right mix between the active army, the National Guard and the Army Reserve to meet the nation’s requirements,” said retired Army Gen. Carter Ham, chairman of the eight-member panel.Cumberland County Commissioner Jimmy Keefe noted the close connections between Fort Bragg and its civilian neighbors, reported the Fayetteville Observer. About 70 percent of the installation’s troops live off post, for example. Keefe also pointed out that the county has one of the state’s few veterans courts.“Those are the kind of unique initiatives we take as a county,” Keefe said. “Our county leadership hopes to build on the leadership with Fort Bragg in their decision-making,” he added.Only one speaker addressed the Army’s plan to shift AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to the regular Army, one of the primary issues the commission will be taking up.Removing the Apaches from the National Guard would be a “huge risk,” Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rick Comer told the panel. When there was a heavy demand to train Apache pilots over the last 13 years, Fort Rucker, Ala., turned to the National Guard to supply instructor pilots.  “The Guard at any given time had eight to 12 instructor pilots at Fort Rucker supporting flight school. We take the Apaches out of the Guard, what do we do next time? We won’t have that capability,” said Comer, who served with the North Carolina National Guard for 30 years.last_img read more

Kanye West Releases New Album Ye

first_imgThe GRAMMY-winning rapper’s eighth studio album arrives with guest appearances by Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign and moreNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 1, 2018 – 7:40 am At last, the new Kanye West album is here. Ye became available on all major streaming services on June 1 after months of anticipation.The seven-song, 23-minute album opens with the stark and jarring “I Thought About Killing You,” and delivers on the raw, candid edge West has received attention for in the media recently. He is joined on “Wouldn’t Leave” by Jeremih, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Ty Dolla $ign. The album’s final song “Violent Crimes” features DJ Loaf and a spoken outro by Nicki Minaj providing inspiration for a line West raps earlier in the song about being a father.One the eve of the album’s release, West hosted a listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyo., flying out hundreds of members of the media, including radio programmers, according to Rolling Stone. Several of West’s superstar friends and collaborators were also on hand, including Nas, Ty Dolla $ign, Teyana Taylor, Kid Cudi, and 2 Chainz.His new album arrives amid a string of new West-produced projects, including Pusha T’s Daytona, which dropped May 25, and upcoming collabs with Nas, Taylor, and Cudi. Kanye West Drops New Album ‘Ye’ kanye-west-releases-new-album-ye News Email Kanye West Releases New Album ‘Ye’ Facebook Ye is the follow up to 2016’s Life Of Pablo, which was the catalyst for West earning an impressive eight GRAMMY nominations for the 59th GRAMMY Awards, including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song For “Ultralight Beam” and “Famous.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 8, 2017 – 6:00 am Watch Kanye West’s GRAMMY highlights Twitter last_img read more

Infosys Breaks Convention Delays Q4 Results

first_imgInfosys Ltd., India’s second largest software services firm, which begins the quarterly earnings season, won’t be doing so this quarter. Instead, it will be rival Tata Consultancy Services this time.The company did not cite any reason for the slight delay this time, though it usually releases its results in the second week of April.”A meeting of the Board of Directors of the company will be held on April 24, 2015, inter alia, to consider the audited financial results for the quarter and year ending March 31, 2015,” the software firm said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday.Tata Consultancy Services, the largest domestic IT firm, is set to start earnings season for fourth quarter on 16 April.Analysts say that chief executive officer Vishal Sikka is seeking more time to finalize the roadmap needed to restructure into a next-generation service company.Sikka and senior executives in Infosys are currently in the process of finalizing the strategy document that has caused the delay; Infosys wants to outline the roadmap when it declares its numbers, according to three other Infosys executives familiar with the development who asked not to be identified as they are not authorized to speak with the media, Livemint reports. The $8.2 billion IT services company is expected to outline new metrics to ascertain the progress of the revival strategy initiated by the new chief executive after taking charge in August 2014.”Postponement of Infosys results might be keeping in view that Vishal Sikka, the new CEO, will get enough time to give out a direction and strategy for FY16 for Infosys, which has been struggling to match industry growth for three years,”said Ankita Somani, IT analyst with MSFL Research, to Deccan Herald.”In addition, overall we have been getting mixed signals regarding the demand environment for IT companies. Therefore, a slight delay in result declaration may increase visibility on client budgets and project kickstarts,” Ankita added.The Bengaluru-based company recently announced an average salary hike of 6.5 per cent as it faces the highest attrition rate among domestic IT firms.Infosys reported a revenue growth of 2.6 percent in the third quarter ending December 2014, helped by growth in all verticals and new client additions.last_img read more

Indian stock markets overreaction to Brexit unwarranted says advisory firm

first_imgIndian stock markets are overreacting to Britain leaving the European Union (EU) and it is a question of time that they will recover, guided by domestic factors such as monsoon, corporate earnings and related aspects, according to an Indian investment advisory firm.”This knee-jerk reaction to this magnitude for the Indian equity market is unwarranted…the Indian equity market is overreacting to this (Brexit) development,” Equinomics Research & Advisory Private limited (Equinomics), an investment advisory firm, said in a note on Friday.The Mumbai-based firm said keeping in view what Europe’s share in India’s exports is and relatively lower foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows from the region, India can afford to shrug off the impact of Brexit.”Entire Europe accounts for just about 8% of India’s total FDI inflows. Europe’s share in India’s FII inflows is also in single digit, we believe. Export to entire Europe is less than 15% of total exports. On such a low base of India’s exports, even if there is an absolute fall of 10% in exports to Europe, it wouldn’t impact much our overall exports,” Equinomics said in its note.It said that realities closer home such as the monsoon (predicted to be above-normal this year) and earnings of Indian companies would guide the stock markets once the Brexit dust settles. “What ultimately would matter to the Indian equity markets are monsoon performance and corporate earnings in the short-to-medium terms. If monsoon is good, India would outperform many major equity markets of the world once again,” the firm said.However, India Ratings & Research economist said that there is a possibility of foreign capital exiting India due to global uncertainties triggered by Britain leaving the EU. “…with risk rising in the global financial market foreign capital will flow out putting pressure on rupee to depreciate and making Indian financial market volatile,” Sunil Kumar Sinha, Principal Economist, India Ratings & Research, said.Meanwhile, Indian companies that have their markets in Europe or have production units in the continent would be adversely affected, he added.last_img read more

Sylhet BCL unit dissolved

first_imgBCLSylhet district unit committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has been dissolved over the killing its activist Omar Miad, reports UNB.BCL central executive committee took the decision on Wednesday night, said a media release signed by its president Saifur Rahman Shoag and general secretary SM Jakir Hossain.Earlier on Monday, Miad, 22, was stabbed to death in a factional clash near Tilagarh area of the city.Miad’s father filed a case with Shahporan police station on Wednesday night accusing 15 leaders and activist of district unit BCL, including its general secretary Rayhan Chowdhury, activist Tofayel Ahmed, and his brother Fakhrul Islam.Meanwhile, police arrested Tofayel Ahmed and Fakhrul Islam.The BCL central executive committee also asked the post aspirants to submit their Curriculum Vitae to the responsible central leaders within 25 October for forming a new committee.last_img read more

WATCH Trump Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Family Separation

first_img Share President Donald Trump is highlighting the plight of Americans whose loved ones were killed by people who entered the country illegally.Trump on Friday hit back against the storm of criticism that has enveloped the White House over the forced separation of children from their migrant parents after illegal border crossings.The president blasted media coverage of the images of children separated from their parents at the southern border.Trump said “you hear the other side, you never hear this side.”The president focused on families whose loved ones have been killed, not temporarily separated, saying “the word you have to think about is ‘permanently.’”His appearance came hours after he suggested that some of the current tales of separation were “phony stories.”last_img read more