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HII Starts Construction of USCG’s Seventh Cutter

first_img View post tag: Kimball View post tag: americas View post tag: construction HII Starts Construction of USCG’s Seventh Cutter Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has officially started fabrication on the U.S. Coast Guard’s seventh National Security Cutter (NSC), Kimball (WMSL 756).Ingalls’ NSC program manager, Jim French, said:We continue to increase our learning on this shipbuilding program, fully capturing the affordable benefits of serial production. While the official start fab requires 100 tons of steel to be cut for this ship, our shipbuilders have actually cut more than 474 tons so far on NSC 7. This paves the way for a successful three-year build on this ship.Ingalls has delivered the first four ships in the class and is currently building three more NSCs, with advance procurement funding already secured for an eighth ship.Legend-class NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, designed to replace the 378-foot Hamilton-class High-Endurance Cutters that entered service during the 1960s. The NSCs are 418 feet long, with a 54-foot beam, displacing 4,500 tons with a full load. They have a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles, an endurance of 60 days and a crew of 120.[mappress mapid=”14923″]Press release, Image: HII View post tag: Naval View post tag: starts View post tag: Cutter View post tag: USCG Back to overview,Home naval-today HII Starts Construction of USCG’s Seventh Cutter January 21, 2015 Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Seventh View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HII Share this articlelast_img read more

Keel laid for 21st Virginia-class sub Montana (SSN 794)

first_img View post tag: USS Montana Share this article View post tag: Virginia-Class Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding on May 16 hosted a keel authentication ceremony for the US Navy’s 21st Virginia-class submarine, Montana (SSN 794).In keeping with a US Navy tradition, former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship’s sponsor, chalked her initials onto a steel plate. Mariah Gladstone, a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana, performed a Native American blessing.Jacob McNulty, a welder at Newport News who was born in Montana, traced Jewell’s inscription on the plate, which signified that the keel of Montana is “truly and fairly laid.” The steel plate will be permanently affixed to the submarine.“The keel laying marks the first milestone for the crew in the construction process of Montana,” said Cmdr. Mike Delaney, commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit. “We are excited to begin this journey and bring the Montana to life over the next few years.”Construction of Montana began in May 2015. The boat is approximately 46 percent complete and is expected to be delivered in late 2020.Montana will be the third of overall ten Block IV Virginia-class submarines which incorporate improvements that allow them to spend less time undergoing maintenance. Block IV boats are scheduled to undergo three major maintenance during their lifetime, compared to their predecessors’ four, enabling them to perform an additional deployment. The submarines are built under $17.8 billion contract awarded in April 2014 with General Dynamic Electric Boat as prime contractor. View post tag: US Navycenter_img Photo: L-R: Cmdr. Mike Delaney, commanding officer of the PCU Montana; Mariah Gladstone, a member of the Blackfeet Nation; former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship’s sponsor, NNS president Jennifer Boykin and Jacob McNulty. Photo: Matt Hildreth/HII View post tag: HII View post tag: Block IVlast_img read more

Recreation Administration Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgConditions Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Posting Details Total Hrs per Week/Day Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note The Institution Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Physical Demands SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Posting NumberF00159P Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument 1. Have a master’s degree in recreation administration or physicaleducation OR Bachelor’s in either of the above AND Master’s indance, gerontology, or public administration; OR, hold a CaliforniaCommunity College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area;OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Closing Date Application Instructions Special Requirements Job Posting TitleRecreation Administration Adjunct Assistant Professor Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Minimum Qualifications Work YearN/A Work Schedulecenter_img How and where to apply The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Posting Date LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Open ContinuouslyYes AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Position Summary All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Department Location Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form - – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Assignment Responsibilities Beginning and/or Ending Dates Quicklink General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed ( College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidadlast_img read more

4 new COVID-19 cases in Indiana, state now has 10 cases

first_img By Associated Press – March 11, 2020 0 410 This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four more people in Indiana have been sickened by the coronavirus, boosting the state’s tally to 10 cases, with three of the new cases in the same suburban Indianapolis county, health officials said Wednesday.Johnson County, just south of Indianapolis, has three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the virus — and north-central Indiana’s Howard County has one, the state Department of Health said.Wednesday’s update by the state agency shows that seven Indiana counties now have patients with COVID-19, with Adams, Boone, Hendricks, Marion and Noble counties the other counties reporting cases.With the exception of Hendricks County, which has two cases, and Johnson County’s three cases, the other counties had one case each. The state Department of Health said 43 people in Indiana have been tested for the virus, either by that agency or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Indiana’s growing number of cases since the first one was reported last Friday in Marion County prompted Indiana and Purdue universities to announce Tuesday the suspension of classroom teaching on all campuses following spring break. Although the campuses will be open following the break, students have the option to return to campus or not.And health officials in Marion County, home of Indianapolis, on Wednesday urged seniors with chronic medical ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease to reconsider before attending any large public gatherings, including sporting events and festivals.For most, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and a cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover.According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness get better in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. In mainland China, where the virus first exploded, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed and more than 58,000 have recovered.The Marion County Public Health Department also advised seniors to try to put at least six feet (1.8 meters) of distance between themselves and other people to further reduce their risk of being exposed to the virus.Indiana’s presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 include an elementary school student in the Hendricks County community of Avon, just west of Indianapolis. That sickened Avon student — the state’s only case not in an adult — led the local school district to cancel classes and all school-related activities until April 6. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMichigan State University moving to virtual instruction due to coronavirus concernNext articleSanders staying in the race for the Democratic nomination Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews 4 new COVID-19 cases in Indiana, state now has 10 cases Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

International student orientation welcomes students to Notre Dame

first_imgTo help ease international students’ transitions to life at Notre Dame, the University held its annual International Student Orientation Thursday and Friday, welcoming 200 undergraduates and another 150 family members to campus.Leah Zimmer, director of International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA), said ISSA has been welcoming international students formally since its founding in 1969, and over time, international student orientation developed as a result of this tradition.While all incoming freshmen face the challenge of adjusting to a new life at Notre Dame, Zimmer said international student orientation addresses the difficulties of moving to a new country as well.“International student orientation focuses on the unique elements of the student experience for students who have spent most of their life outside of the U.S. or who are here to study with a specific student visa status,” Zimmer said. “For both groups, the adjustment to U.S. culture and Notre Dame culture can be challenging in a different way, so we want to give them an opportunity to connect with others who have this shared experience.”Zimmer said the orientation not only focuses on creating a strong sense of welcome and connection but also provides students with technical information, including the responsibilities students have as an F or J visa holder and the process of setting up a United States phone and bank account. ISSA also appoints a group of upperclassmen international students each year to lead activities for the freshmen and serve as a point of contact for any questions they may have.“The highlight of our orientation is the role our International Ambassadors (IAs), a student leadership team, play in welcoming and engaging new students,” Zimmer said. “The IAs have been communicating with incoming students all summer, and we dedicate a few hours at orientation for them to lead engaging conversations and activities with small groups of new students.”He Duan, a junior who is originally from China but grew up in Zimbabwe, reflected on his international student orientation as a worthwhile experience that helped his transition to life at Notre Dame as a freshman.“International orientation was a great experience where I was able to very quickly become assured of the presence of various resources I could utilize to better fit in at Notre Dame through the breakout sessions,” Duan said. “The friendly international ambassadors at the time also gave me a lot of useful advice and help during the orientation, and I remain friends with some of them to this day, showing the value of the IAs reaching out and making connections.”While international student orientation only spans two days this year, Duan said his role as an International Ambassador extends beyond the orientation.“During the academic year, we are present to assist and promote Notre Dame International’s various events and foster an increased sense of community and engagement within international students and act as a resource for them for concerns they may have,” Duan said.The undergraduates attending orientation include degree-seeking F1 visa holding freshmen, non-degree exchange and American semester abroad program students and United States citizens who have spent much of their lives outside the country. When she was a freshman, junior Mackenzie Winton fell into the last category, having lived all over the world for 13 years —  including western Australia, Lagos, Nigeria, Jakarta, Indonesia and Surrey, United Kingdom. “I attended international orientation because although my passport says I am American, I hadn’t lived in the United States since I was a small child,” Winton said. “International orientation allowed me to connect with other international students and reacquaint myself with life in what should be my home country.”While Winton already felt fairly accustomed to American culture, she said she still enjoyed the opportunity to attend international orientation and found the experience invaluable.“I grew up attending international schools where more than 60 nationalities are represented. Initially, I was worried about attending college in the U.S. because I thought I would miss the international community I had been a part of for so long,” Winton said. “Attending international orientation was like coming home.”While international student orientation primarily focuses on helping international students adjust to life at Notre Dame before the rest of the student body arrives on campus, Zimmer said she particularly enjoys the orientation for its role in welcoming new international students who will bring different perspectives and experiences to campus.“If you are going to move across the world to live for a year or four years, you often have to have curiosity about the world and people, paired with a sense of adventure,” Zimmer said. “I always appreciate the insights our international students have on community and engagement, and I look forward to seeing the ways their perspectives and curiosity continue to shape our community in powerful ways.”Tags: International Student and Scholar Affairs, international student orientation, International students, Welcome Weekendlast_img read more

McCain Promises Help in Colombia

first_img Speaking at the end of a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Cartagena on 8 January, U.S. Senator John McCain promised help in obtaining approval of a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Bogotá and providing aid to those affected by the rains in Colombia. McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate who flew over the region affected by the bad weather, visited Colombia together with another U.S. legislator, John Barrasso. Both senators promised Santos that they would support U.S. Congressional approval of the FTA with Colombia, a new expansion of Andean tariff preferences, and efforts to collect aid for the more than two million people affected by the rains in the South American country. Santos expressed gratitude for the offer, highlighted the “strategic alliance” between Bogotá and Washington, and recalled that McCain was in Cartagena the day before the Colombian Army rescued fifteen hostages from the FARC guerrilla group on 2 July 2008, including French-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt and three American contractors for the State Department. “The night before the rescue of Operation Check-Mate, with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, we decided to tell Senator McCain what we had planned for the next day, and we asked him not to say a word and to pray for the success” of the military action, the president revealed. Santos, who was Uribe’s defense minister between 2006 and 2009, was in charge of the liberation of the hostages. “Senator McCain has visited us for the fourth time (…) he’s someone very friendly to Colombia; he’s defended our causes because he’s understood that we have common objectives,” the president said. Santos indicated that he also spoke with McCain and Barrasso about Plan Colombia, a Washington-financed plan to combat drugs and violent groups, and about the situation of those affected by the rains, among other matters. “We’re in very good hands, and we thank the two legislators for the help they’ve given us,” the Colombian president emphasized, after McCain and Barrasso declared that they are “committed” to Congressional approval of the FTA with Bogotá, now that the Republicans dominate the House of Representatives. By Dialogo January 12, 2011last_img read more

Credit Union CFO Focus: ‘impaired’ vs. ‘impairment’

first_img 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A credit union’s allowance for loan and lease losses reflects estimated credit losses in its loan portfolio. ALLL calculations and reserve levels have been under increased scrutiny in recent years, and compliance with Financial Accounting Standards Board guidance is of concern to many institutions’ risk management teams and senior executives, particularly as new guidance for a current expected credit loss model is expected to be released later this year.According to the 2015 Sageworks Bank & Credit Union Examination survey, roughly one out of every six institutions polled was criticized by examiners for its ALLL calculation process. (It is important to note that this statistic includes all institutions surveyed – both credit unions and banks).A common mistake credit unions make with their ALLL calculations is the distinction between the words “impaired” and “impairment.” These words, although seemingly similar, have very different meanings when it comes to ALLL.According to the National Credit Union Administration’s Examiners Guide, “A loan is impaired when it is probable that a creditor (credit union) will be unable to collect all amounts due, including principal and interest, according to the contractual terms and schedules of the loan agreement.” continue reading »last_img read more

Mistakes you’ll make when creating a budget

first_imgMaking a budget is a breeze. Sticking to it, now that’s a different story. If you’ve never felt the need to budget until now, you’re definitely going to discover some weak spots as you get started. Here are a few ways you might screw up when you’re trying to stick to a budget…You’re not ready for anything: You may think that an emergency fund is independent from your budget. If you’ve built up a solid one, you may be kinda right. But if you’re not prepared for the unexpected bill, you’ll have to dip to into other accounts and that’ll probably have a a huge effect on your budget. Be ready when the time comes.Stop guessing: The easiest bills to budget for are the ones that stay pretty much the same every month. My water bill isn’t exactly the same each month, but it’s usually within a couple of bucks. A power bill on the other hand? If there’s a science to keeping those consistent, I haven’t learned it. If you’re going to estimate prices when you start laying out a budget, make sure you err on the high side.It’s not complete: It’s simple to remember the big bills, but it’s the small ones that can hurt you. Something like a Saturday breakfast with your friends can be easy to forget and can really add up when you’re doing it on a regular basis. Spend some time really thinking about all the money you spend and if you’re still worried that you’re forgetting something, add in a cushion so you won’t put yourself in a hole.Annual fees: One bill I always forget about is Amazon Prime. I get charged in January every year and it’s always an “oh yeah” moment. If you think about it for a few minutes, I bet you’ll think of something similar. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Arsenal’s £27m signing William Saliba billed as mix of Virgil van Dijk and Raphael Varane by former coach

first_imgArsenal’s £27m signing William Saliba billed as mix of Virgil van Dijk and Raphael Varane by former coach Comment Gunners fans are yet to see their £27m signing in action (Picture: Getty Images)‘On the pitch, he is a competitor. A technical and physical leader.‘As a person he is more reserved but all the other players respected him because he was the very best defender at that age.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He looked like a man. The difference between him and the other players was massive. When he took the ball and ran into midfield, no one could stop him. He was like a monster compared to other players of the same age.‘He is something different to what I have worked with before. When he played with Saint-Etienne it looked normal for him, even though he was so young. You never saw any difference between him and the older men around him.’MORE: Arsenal make contact with Bayern Munich over Liverpool transfer target Thiago AlcantaraMORE: Bukayo Saka pays tribute to Freddie Ljungberg after Arsenal hero leaves clubFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Aug 2020 12:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Saliba is training with the first team ahead of the new season (Picture: Getty Images)William Saliba’s former France coach Jean-Luc Vannuchi has billed the Arsenal defender as a mix between Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.The 19-year-old was snapped up from Saint-Etienne last year for £27 million and immediately sent back to the Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan.Saliba has now linked up with the Gunners squad ahead of next season, at a time when Mikel Arteta’s side are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements.The highly-rated centre-back was instantly made captain when called up to France’s Under-18s, and the coach that selected him admitted he was a ‘monster’ from a young age and shares similar traits with two of the world’s best defenders in Van Dijk and Varane.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘A mix of the two styles,’ Vannuchi told the Telegraph. ‘With Varane because of his speed and power, and with Van Dijk it is the interceptions, the positioning on the pitch.‘My first impression was that this was the biggest man of his generation. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Making concessions

first_imgDECREE 605 signed by President Menem and published on July 3 opened a 120-day window for the government and Argentina’s five private freight railways to renegotiate the 30-year operating concessions signed between 1991 and 1993. Some months ago the operators suspended payments for use of Argentine Railways’ infrastructure and rolling stock; government officials would be unhappy to loose the 15m pesos that these generate for the nation’s coffers each year, but as yet the regulators have taken no action. Likely to be high on the agenda are concession lengths, tariffs and investment plans which, according to auditors and other officials, have not been fulfilled to the letter. Track renewal is a particular concern, shared by passenger operator Uepfp which is seeking a cut in its fee from 5 to 0·5 pesos per train-km to reflect the poor quality of routes managed by the freight operators. olast_img read more