Royal IHC, trade unions team up on Dutch submarine program

By on May 4, 2021

first_img View post tag: Naval Group View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy Photo: Image Courtesy: Royal IHC The Netherlands-based company Royal IHC and trade unions FNV, CNV vakmensen.nl, RMU and De Unie have signed a covenant within the framework of the program for the replacement of the Dutch Walrus class submarines.A year ago, Royal IHC and France’s defense contractor Naval Group joined forces in a bid to secure a contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s USD 2.8 billion submarine replacement project.The program will see the construction of four new submarines for the navy.In this covenant, the parties have agreed to intensively work together when Royal IHC and Naval Group are selected by the Dutch government to carry out the assignment.As informed, agreements have been made in the covenant on recruiting, training and keeping employees permanently employable. With this covenant, all parties involved endorse the importance of cooperation, good working conditions, the provision of apprenticeships, inflow and growth opportunities and the development of the right training.“The replacement of the Walrus class is a very large and magnificent project. A challenge that IHC cannot take on alone. We of course need Naval Group for that, and certainly as many Dutch partners as possible, in all kinds of areas. We are therefore very happy with the support of the unions. Together we can ensure the correct inflow and flow of professionals in the Rotterdam region,” Dave Vander Heyde, CEO Royal IHC, said.“With such a large order from the Dutch government, such as the replacement of the Walrus class submarines, in terms of construction and long-term maintenance should be chosen for employment in the Netherlands,” according to the trade unions.“Investing in this strategic sector is good for preserving and expanding knowledge, good for employment and good for the Netherlands as an industrial country. This also includes clear agreements about training, employment conditions and working conditions as they are in the covenant signed today.”In December 2019, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MOD) selected Naval Group, Saab Kockums and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the next bidding phase in the navy’s submarine replacement program.The contract would be signed with one of the companies in 2022. All four submarine newbuilds are planned to be operational by 2031.The Royal Netherlands Navy has four older Walrus class submarines which have been in service since 1990 – Walrus, Zeeleeuw, Dolfijn and Bruinvis. This is the only submarine class in the navy’s fleet.Read more:France’s Naval Group opens Dutch office in bid for submarine, MCM work View post tag: Royal IHC View post tag: Walrus-class replacement Share this articlelast_img read more

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Other Sports WWE Hell In A Cell 2019: Seth Rollins vs ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt Ends In No Contest, Charlotte Flair New Women’s Champion

By on September 19, 2020

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The 2019 Hell In A Cell pay-per-view featured some epic clashes which involved the likes of Seth Rollins, ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. However, the outcome of one of the matches between Rollins and Wyatt left a bitter taste in the mouth of some fans at Sacramento, California as the match ended in a no-contest. Many fans could be heard shouting ‘Refund’ but the match produced so many twists and tales that in the end, Wyatt stood tall after brutalising Rollins. Apart from the three major events, there were other matches that served up interesting situations. Natalya defeated Lacey Evans while Randy Orton got the better of Mustafa Ali. In the tag team clashes, the Kabuki Warriors featuring Kairi Sane and Asuka defeated Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross while the team of Braun Strowman and Viking Raiders defeated The OC which included former champion AJ Styles. King of the Ring winner Baron Corbin suffered a defeat against Shorty Gable.It was time for the main event with Lynch taking on Banks. It was an epic contest with Banks injuring Lynch’s arm. There were chairs, kendo sticks  and each wrestler brutalised the other. Banks hit the meteora twice but Lynch kicked out on both occasions. Lynch, dubbed ‘The Man’, hit a top-rope Becksploder on Banks into some chairs that were lying in the ring. Lynch then locked in the Dis-Arm-Her, the Armbar and Banks tapped out.Also Read | Wrestlemania 35: Becky Lynch steals the show, Kofi Kingston overcomes the oddsThe feud between Flair and Bayley had been going on for some months. This was a tough match with Flair dominating and Bayley having her moments. Bayley’s early aggression saw Flair bleeding from the mouth but when she locked the figure eight on Bayley, Flair was crowned the Women’s Champion for the 10th time. Also Read | Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch win in WWE Royal Rumble; Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey dominateWyatt’s character of The Fiend has grasped the attention of the WWE Universe. His sneak attack on Strowman and Kane leading upto Hell In A Cell was a great build-up to the match. This was a match of finishing moves and the surrounding was made eerie, with the match being played in almost total darkness with only a red light being flashed. Seth Rollins employed the Stomp many times only for Wyatt to come back up. In desperation, Rollins unleashed a brutal onslaught on Wyatt that left the fans in shock. He placed a chair on Wyatt and struck it with a ladder, tool box and a sledgehammer. The shot by the sledgehammer forced the referee to call a no result as Wyatt was attended to.The fans were absolutely unhappy with the result but when Rollins started taunting Wyatt, The Fiend rose up and unleased a Sister Abigail at ringside as well as on the concrete floor. With blood oozing out of Rollins’ mouth, Wyatt used the Mandible Claw and stood menacingly on top of Rollins. The outcome of this match did not please the fans, but this match has ushered a new rivalry which can revive the WWE.last_img read more

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Memela hits two as Micho’s Pirates beat Chiefs in Soweto derby

By on August 13, 2020

first_imgThembinkosi Lorch gave Pirates the lead on 21 minutes in the Soweto cauldron and Colombian Leonardo Castro levelled just before the half hour.Sundowns have 43 points, Pirates 39 and Free State Stars 37 in what is developing into a three-team battle for glory with seven rounds remaining.Maritzburg United and Chiefs share fourth place, eight points adrift of 2016 African champions Sundowns, and it is difficult to imagine either side becoming champions.“I have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to play in a Soweto derby,” said man-of-the-match award winner Memela.“It is a wonderful feeling to score twice but as much as I am happy, I am even happier for my team, Orlando Pirates.”Serbia-born Pirates coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic said the second goal was crucial after his team had been regularly overrun in midfield during the opening half. Belgian coach Luc Eymael has transformed Stars from central town Bethlehem into title challengers after many of his predecessors waged struggles against relegation.Maritzburg United snapped a run of losses in all competitions against SuperSport United by forcing a 0-0 draw in Pretoria thanks to many saves from Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori.Share on: WhatsApp “Scoring so early in the second half was a blessing for us because clever Chiefs tactics meant we found ourselves outnumbered in the middle of the field for much of the first half.”Chiefs coach Steve Komphela remains trophy-less well into his third season with the club and is sure to face renewed public and media calls to quit after the derby defeat.“Pirates’ second goal killed us,” he admitted. “It boosted their morale, deflated us a little and we had to reshuffle.“It was a good game for neutrals, a good game for the crowd, but a bad result for my team and I.”Ghanaian Mohammed Anas, who went viral last year after thanking his wife and girlfriend in a post-match interview, scored two late goals to give Free State a 2-1 win at bottom club Platinum Stars.center_img Luvuyo Memela celebratesJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Soweto derby debutant Luvuyo Memela came off the bench to score twice and hand Orlando Pirates a pulsating 3-1 South African Premiership victory over greatest rivals Kaizer Chiefs Saturday.Memela was introduced for the second half before an 84,000 crowd at the Soccer City stadium and scored within 30 seconds to put Pirates ahead for the second time.His second goal on 74 minutes sealed maximum points for the Buccaneers and kept them hot on the heels of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns in the title race.last_img read more

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Prep football star to stand trial for assault, faces 10 years

By on August 12, 2020

first_imgIn this photo provided by the Wayne County, Mich., prosecutor’s office is Jayru Campbell, 17, of Detroit. (AP Photo/Wayne County Prosecutor)Felony, misdemeanor assault charges ‘excessive,’ some sayDETROIT — Excessive is how some describe the charges against Cass Technical High School student-athlete Jayru Campbell.Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced at a press conference Feb. 11 the 17-year-old football player will be charged as an adult. Campbell, a junior quarterback, who led his team to back-to-back state championships as a freshman and sophomore in 2011 and 2012, faces a felony charge of assault to do great bodily harm, which carries a maximum 10-year sentence and a misdemeanor of aggravated assault, a one-year prison sentence, for allegedly body slamming a security guard on school premises.“Any defendant would have been charged accordingly,” Worthy said. “Being a talented football player does not change these facts.”A mobile video, titled “Jayru Campbell bodyslam of Cass Tech security guard,” went viral Jan. 22, showing a student at Cass Tech body-slamming a security guard.According to Worthy and earlier news reports of the incident, when asked by the 23-year-old guard to remove his hood inside the building, Campbell refused.In a statement following her announcement, Worthy said Campbell allegedly became “profane, picked the officer up and slammed him on the floor.”A second video and Campbell’s teammate Jamaal Brown tell a different tale. Brown told Fox2 news following the incident that Campbell was protecting himself from the guard. “When somebody puts their hands on you, you got a right to defend yourself,” Brown said.According to another report, the guard “tweeted soon after the incident, ‘Slam me when i’m not looking, lol, pussy. Hit me when i’m looking at you … bet i whoop your ass. I got dropped and got right back up!’ Responding to queries about the incident, the guard also tweeted, ‘Pussy grabbed … up when i wasn’t looking. He then took off when I tried to snatch him up.’”The videos show the guard did not have his back turned when Campbell grabbed him.  The students appear to be yelling at the guard, “Why you gotta instigate?”This paper attempted several times to get information about the guard from DPS and Securitas, the private company that employs him; each attempt was ignored.Emails to DPS about the Campbell incident and security protocol in DPS were also ignored.According to Worthy, the guard sustained facial injuries and an open wound to the head.Jayru Campbell (DPS Photo)Campbell turned himself in to the Detroit Public Schools Police Department prior to being arraigned the morning of Feb. 12 before Magistrate Millicent Sherman who set bail at $5000 with a 10 percent surety.Sherman ordered Campbell not to have contact with the school.Campbell waived his preliminary examination Feb. 24. A March 10 circuit court arraignment is scheduled.Campbell’s attorney Jeff Edison says the teen should not be criminalized. “Our objective is that Mr. Campbell not be criminalized at all,” Edison told the Michigan Citizen.Edison said he doesn’t expect Campbell to receive special treatment.“People are quick to say he’s a celebrity. We’re not making any excuses for him, but we don’t want him to be unnecessarily scrutinized and penalized. It cuts both ways,” he said.Edison, a member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, added, “there are serious and long-term consequences to the criminalization of youth, particularly in the African American community.”Jayru Campbell’s Attorney Jeffrey Edison talks to the press after his client, Jayru Cambell, was arraigned in district court in Detroit on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. in Detroit. Cass Tech quarterback and Michigan State recruit Campbell was arraigned Wednesday morning after being charged with assaulting a school security guard who asked the student to remove a hood he was wearing. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates )“There’s no question that statistically African American youth are over prosecuted and over sentenced and therefore comprise the majority of the prison population simply because of race,” he said. “We’re always concerned — particularly (with) our youth being charged and being sucked into the criminal justice system.” The goal, he says, is that Campbell can move forward and proceed with what’s expected to be a successful future.Edison says whenever there are alternatives to resolving conflicts and dissolving criminal charges “that’s what we certainly should strive for.”Rev. David Bullock of the Change Agent Consortium who in the past worked with youth in Detroit said there needs to be a community conversation about what took place at Cass Tech.“You look at that video and you see two aggressive males. There may be some procedure and protocol questions as it relates to going one-on-one with a student,” he told this reporter. “Even police — when a situation escalates — immediately call for backup. What we saw didn’t look like an adult dealing with a child; it looked like it was (two young people) outside on the street.”More importantly, Bullock says, there’s a culture of the way students are perceived in predominately African American schools. “They’re perceived as threatening and that perception informs how a private security company engages and responds to them. I know for a fact kids at Cranbrook don’t get talked to a certain way.” Bullock says Campbell’s actions have consequences and he must be held accountable. “However, a felony charge seems excessive,” he said.One DPS administrator agrees the charges against Campbell are excessive. “To press felony charges is too much,” says the administrator. “There is a student code of conduct (that deals with student disciplinary actions). In certain incidences you have to consider everything that happened.“My initial reaction is juxtaposed with the killing of McKenzie Cochran (who was killed by three Northland Mall security officers Jan. 23). The attitude of security officers (needs to be addressed). Yes, we have a kid who (should expect consequences for his actions, but) I feel that the charges were too harsh. And that’s a problem in some areas. I see where people want to make a statement, but there’s more information to be gathered.”Campbell committed in August of last year to play for Michigan State University as a freshman in 2015. A spokesperson for the MSU athletic department said she could not comment on a recruit or potential recruit.“It’s NCAA regulation that we are unable to make any comments until they sign a letter of intent,” she told the Michigan Citizen. “For that particular student that wouldn’t be until February 2015.”Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizenlast_img read more

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Thurston County Solid Waste Teaches How to “Opt Out”

By on August 6, 2020

first_imgFacebook476Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Solid Waste“Opting out” is not an option for many people these days. In a world of pervasive social media, with constant visual reminders of all of the fun things that everyone else is doing, nobody wants to be the one missing out on anything.This is especially true if opting out means not being a part of the latest photo your friend just posted that’s sure to get a ton of likes.Opting out doesn’t have to be a bad thing, however, especially when it comes to junk mail. According to 41pounds.org:Americans receive an average of 41 pounds of junk mail per year, of which 44% goes to the landfill.More than 100 million trees are cut down each year in order to produce junk mail.28 billion gallons of water go into the production and recycling of junk mail every year.Approximately $320 million of local tax money is spent on the disposal of junk mail every year.Not only is junk mail a nuisance, it is also resource intensive and just plain wasteful. Luckily, opting out of junk mail and unwanted phone books is easy.Use the sites below to stop receiving unwanted credit card offers, catalogs, magazine subscriptions, coupons and phonebooks. You may also contact the companies directly that you receive mail from and ask to be removed from their mailing lists.Yellow Pages Opt Out – Use this site to stop receiving the big yellow phone book.Catalog Choice – This site allows you to input the company information from mailings that you have received and remove your name from the company’s database.Opt Out Pre-Screen – Use this site to stop receiving credit card offers in the mail.Direct Mail – Register for the national Do Not Mail List through this site.DMA Choice – This is a mail preference service that allows consumers to select the companies they wish to continue receiving direct mail from and opt out of the ones they don’t.The unsolicited ads packet delivered in plastic bags to driveways throughout Thurston  County have been of particular local interest lately. As of January 1, 2016 the company that owns the Olympian has indicated that they will no longer be delivering the ad packets to residents.For more information on recycling and waste reduction visit the Thurston Solid Waste website at www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org or call 360-867-2282.last_img read more

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New Zealand former captain’s reaction to the team’s coach taking time off after the…

By on August 5, 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/GettyAdvertisement ql7r2wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs91Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eo680( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) x0waWould you ever consider trying this?😱2chtCan your students do this? 🌚6er0jRoller skating! Powered by Firework It was a saddening display for the home fans as New Zealand were utterly smashed by Team India in their T20 tour, where Kohli and the team picked up a dominating 5-0 whitewash series victory. Add to that the 3-0 Test defeat against Australia, its all going wrong for the Black Caps in the recent past. While the team’s head coach Gary Stead is facing slack from supporters, former Kiwi skipper and legendary cricketer Jeremy Coney comes forward to criticise him for his current holiday trip with his family.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/GettyEven when New Zealand were looking to clinch victories in the third and fourth matches, their batsmen failed in the dead overs and India pulled off two back to back super over wins. Following the 5-0 T20 series defeat and while the team is looking to convert the ongoing ODI series into a win, Stead is out for seven days break to have some family time, and that has irked Jeremy Coney.In a recent talk show with New Zealand’s sports broadcaster Radio Sport Breakfast, the former Black Caps skipper pointed a finger at Stead’s time away from the squad.Advertisement “This is probably the most important season we’ve had for 10 years, with no Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and West Indies to feast on. We’re facing the three big boys (Australia, India, and England). They were marmalised in Australia and it’s now five-zip at home. Wouldn’t you think the main coach and selector would be there?” Coney said in the show.Stead, who succeeded the legendary Mike Hesson to take charge of the New Zealand cricket team in 2018, has been lacklustre in supervising the team management, according to Coney.Advertisement The 67 year old continued: “I’ve seen wayward bowling, mismanaged games resulting in losses, bungled run outs, I’ve seen the fielding coach away, the bowling coach away, the batting coach away.”The 52 Test and 88 ODI cap holder went onto reprimand Stead for taking his time away from the team in a crucial moment like this, and even asked him to leave the job to work ‘in a hardware store’.“If it is too much for them…you can go and get a job in a hardware store and see your family every night. It seems to me this is your job and this is the time of year when you really work.” Coney added.Following the conclusion of India’s tour with a two match Test series in February, Kiwis will take on their neighbours again in back to back ODI and T20 series, before facing Scotland and Ireland in June.Also read-Read Shoaib Akhtar’s hilarious rant about New Zealand after the Kiwis are whitewashed by IndiaSee which records were broken by Indian batsmen in the first ODI against New Zealand Advertisementlast_img read more

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