The USS Midway Museum celebrates 15 years

first_imgThe USS Midway Museum celebrates 15 years Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 6:28 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The USS Midway Museum celebrates its 15th anniversary.The USS Midway was commissioned a week after the end of World War II and now, after a history of naval service, it sits on the San Diego waterfront. Posted: June 7, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, June 7, 2019last_img read more

MS Dhoni called filth by Yuvraj Singhs father Yograj Singh

first_imgYuvraj’s father has once again lashed out at MS DhoniTwitterYograj Singh, father of retired Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is known for making strange comments. In the past, one of his diatribes was directed at Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whom he alleged, was responsible for his son’s career going downwards.However, in his latest intervention, Yograj has once again targeted Dhoni and has used language which is downright offensive. Expressing his anger at the retirement of Ambati Rayudu, the former India international lashed out at the Indian team management for, in his view, doing injustice to Rayudu. He also asked the latter to not fully retire from cricket and give a response to selectors who decided to ignore him.”Rayudu should’ve continued playing, more and more. He should’ve played Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy, scoring 100s, 200s, 300s with not outs. He still has a lot of cricket left in him,” Yograj said as per a report by news agency NNIS.But that wasn’t all, launching a direct attack on MSD, who isn’t captain of the Indian team currently, Yuvraj’s father went to the extent of calling him ‘filth.’ Rayudu was snubbed thrice by selectorsIANS”Rayudu, my son you took the decision in haste. Come out of retirement and show them what you are capable of. People like MS Dhoni will not remain forever, filth like these will not remain forever.”Rayudu, it can be recalled, had criticised the selectors in a thinly-veiled, sarcastic jibe for choosing Vijay Shankar instead of him when the original 15-man squad was announced. But further disappointment was going to meet the veteran Baroda and Hyderabad cricketer when he was again overlooked by selectors while picking a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan first and then, Vijay Shankar, both of whom got injured.Getting rejected thrice was too much for Rayudu and he promptly announced his retirement from cricket. However, this latest salvo fired by Yograj would not be looked upon nicely by most Indian cricket fans. While Dhoni is a senior player in the team, he hasn’t been the captain since early 2017 and the decision made by selectors cannot be attributed to him. It’s another expression of dislike that the 61-year old has for the World Cup-winning captain. The language used by him is, unfortunately, rather regrettable.last_img read more

CEC hits integrity of an election commissioner Mahbub

first_imgElection commissioner Mahbub Talukder briefs newsmen at his Nirbachan Bhaban office in Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: PIDElection commissioner Mahbub Talukder on Wednesday hit back at chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda for denying the former’s account that there is no level-playing field for all parties in the parliamentary polls.As Huda on Tuesday called Mahbub Talukder’s comment on polls atmosphere untrue, the commissioner termed the former’s denial a blow to the integrity of an election commissioner.In his statement, Mahbub Talukder said, “Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda told a meeting in Rangamati that I’d told a lie by saying ‘I don’t think there’s anything like level-playing field’.”I’m strongly protesting at his statement. Through this statement he has hit the integrity of an election commissioner,” he told newsmen in his office room at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital.Mahbub Talukder made the comments tacitly referring to the attacks on the opposition candidates’ campaign and arrest and filing of cases implicating hundreds of political activists across the country.He said, “The CEC has a few times earlier made adverse statements targeted at me. I’ve never protested at those. I couldn’t but protest at his statement about my comment on ‘level-playing field’.”He mentioned, “In response to queries from newsmen, I said, the journalists will get the answer to whether there is a level-playing field if they ask their conscience.”“I’m still asking the people concerned to ask their conscience whether there is any level-playing field in the elections,” the election commissioner added.In reply to queries from newsmen on 17 December, election commissioner Mahbub Talukder said, “I don’t think there’s anything like level-playing field [for the 30 December parliamentary elections]. The term ‘level-playing field’ has turned into a meaningless word.”Contradicting his colleague’s comment, CEC Nurul Huda on Tuesday insisted there is level-playing field for all the candidates contesting the 11th parliamentary elections.”Mahbub Talukder didn’t tell the truth. Overall, a congenial election atmosphere prevails in the country,” the CEC told a meeting on law and order in three hill districts, held at Rangamati Tribal Cultural Institute.He further said, “All are conducting electioneering. Where is the problem with level-playing field?”Offended by Huda’s comment, Mahbub Talukder, a former civil servant, apparently reminded his colleague that “Everyone should remember all election commissioners including the chief election commissioner are equal.”last_img read more

DC Public Housing Gets Funding

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comPublic housing in the District got a boost from the City Council who passed it’s $15.5 billion budget June 18 after the Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. DeWitt initially said he would not certify its budget since it was initially ruled funds had been improperly diverted from Events DC, the former D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission.  Events DC made accounting errors in the past two years and didn’t return excess revenue from a dedicated tax once it had met all of its requirements to bondholders who funded the D.C. convention center.The D.C. Council decided to divert $23.5 million in funds for public housing. (Courtesy Photo)In the FY-2020 Budget Support Act, the Council committed $23.5 million to fund urgently needed repairs to affordable housing units in public  complexes using excess revenue from Events DC. This follows the federal budget submitted to Congress, where President Donald J.Trump proposed a $9.7 billion cut to public housing, which could mean up to a 15 percent reduction in the budget cut for the D.C. Housing Authority. The District’s Public Housing provides affordable homes for almost 8,000 low-income units for District residents.“Today was a win for 400 families and seniors living in public homes in disrepair. We can’t have millions of excess tax dollars sitting idly while some of our neighbors live with mold, pests, and disrepair in public housing,” said D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) who represents Ward 6 in a published statement afterwards.  “This was a clear example of the Council’s oversight leading to important change.”This year’s budget includes an increase in public housing vouchers and a continuation of recent increase in the Housing Production Trust Fund, set at $120 million. Still, these families and seniors need help now.The ’s budget features an increase in public housing vouchers and a continuation of recent years’ steady increase in the Housing Production Trust Fund, set at $120 million. Still, these families and seniors need help now and, unlike the federal government, the District makes considerable investments in affordable housing. According to an opinion piece in the Washington Post earlier in the week, the city was looking for revenue to help make improvements to decaying properties that have been allowed to lapse into “horrible conditions.”In their joint column, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Allen acknowledged that the District has seen vigorous growth and an expansion of the wealth gap, which has lead to displacement of families making it impossible for those residents to continue to live in the city. Many houses have dilapidated and are in such bad shape they had been making their tenants sick, while many of the units are no longer fit to be occupied. Federally subsidized public housing has traditionally been a sanctuary for the very lowest income residents in the District, including critical multi-bedroom homes for families. For many years, the federal government paid for the maintenance of those homes.  Mendelson and Allen concurred that the budget was always tight, but it did ensure thousands of families had a home they could afford.They also acknowledged the federal budget cutbacks have left cities at a deficit when trying to properly maintain them. Tyrone Garrett, head of the District’s Housing Authority, testified that the maintenance has fallen so far behind it would cost more than $2 billion to fix them.As the Council was in the final stages of preparing another vote to ratify the District’s proposed balanced budget, Mendelson and Allen stated that this year’s budget,  “makes considerable investments in affordable housing.” “In no way does this solve a much more serious long-term challenge,” Allen’s statement continued. “How do communities like ours come up with hundreds of millions of dollars for repairs when the federal government walks away from funding its own housing programs?”last_img read more