Enterprise Inns plans disposals

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 12 September 2010 10:20 pm Show Comments ▼ Pub chain Enterprise Inns could raise up to £100m by selling groups of sites to institutional investors and leasing them back. The leisure company, which owns 7,000 locations across the UK, has until now been offloading individual pubs at auction. It has asked property adviser CB Richard Ellis to look at broadening the programme, it is understood. In its interim results in July, Enterprise said it had sold 69 sites worth £110m and expected to announce “a few more” transactions before the end of the year. Enterprise Inns plans disposals More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bitcoin’s soared 110% in value! I’d still rather buy cheap FTSE 100 shares

first_img Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Royston Wild | Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The FTSE 100’s steady recovery continues to impress. But it pales in comparison with the stonking price gains Bitcoin has recorded since hitting March’s lows.The virtual currency’s soared 110% in value in the three-and-a-bit months since then. By comparison, the Footsie’s daily gains have been limited to modest single-digit-percentage rises at best. Still, I’d much rather invest my hard-earned money in cheap FTSE 100 shares than in Bitcoin.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buy Bitcoin? No thanksIt’s no mystery why Bitcoin attracts so much print yardage today. We all love a ‘get-rich-quick’ story, and the idea of reaching our long-term investment goals years and years ahead of schedule is terrifically appealing.However, Bitcoin’s rampant price gains of recent weeks illustrate exactly why the cryptocurrency is such a dangerous investment. Extreme price movements often follows no obvious pattern, whether viewed from either a technical or fundamental perspective.The difference between making big returns or losing vast amounts of your cash is as unpredictable as the outcome of flipping a coin.Like all get-rich-quick schemes, Bitcoin represents no little danger to investors. It really is the ultimate ‘Marmite’ investment, with debate raging on whether it is the asset to own in an increasingly digitalised world, or whether it’s worth no more than fresh air.Investment guru Jim Rogers chimed in on the issue again in recent days. He commented that “cryptocurrencies didn’t even exist a few years ago, but in the blink of an eye they became 100 and 1,000 times more valuable. This is a clear bubble and I don’t know the right price. Virtual currency is not an investment target. It’s just gambling.”I’m not saying that fans of Bitcoin will be proved wrong over the long term. But at this stage it’s impossible to quantify the true value of cryptocurrencies like this. Rogers incidentally predicts that Bitcoin “will go to zero” eventually.Stick with the FTSE 100This is why I would much rather continue investing my money in stocks than Bitcoin. When you buy a share you can lay claim to something tangible, from a share of the profits they generate to the chairs its workers sit down on and the coffee in their mugs.Investing in FTSE 100 shares remain an attractive idea right now too. As I said at the top of the piece, Britain’s blue-chip index has risen steadily rather than spectacularly. But any gains are quite impressive given the state of market-sensitive news flow.For example, the FTSE 100’s near-1% rise on Tuesday comes despite fears of a US-China trade deal collapse and another spike in new Covid-19 cases in Germany. This suggests to me there still remains plenty of blue-chip shares too attractive to miss at current prices.My own research shows there are a galaxy of great value stocks to choose from right now, whether you’re hunting stocks for growth or for those paying big dividends.So I say forget about Bitcoin and go bargain hunting on the Footsie. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Bitcoin’s soared 110% in value! I’d still rather buy cheap FTSE 100 shareslast_img read more

BBC Children in Need raises £18.3 million on the night

first_imgOnline fundraising options included online sponsorship, where supporters could create their own fundraising page. This service was provided by Artez.BBC presenter, Nicky Campbell interviewed BT’s Pete Coles, who commented: “At peak times, the BT network was handling 65 calls every second! We’ve had more than 3,000 volunteers in more than over 50 call centres across the UK manning the phone lines.”The seven-hour event was co-hosted by Terry Wogan, Natasha Kaplinsky and Fearne Cotton, and it linked BBC centres around the country. During the event millionaire businessman Sir Tom Hunter pledged to give £1 million through his Hunter Foundation, provided that viewers matched his bid within the hour.It is likely that the final total will pass the previous record of £33 million for Children in Need.The charity says that “every single penny of your donation goes to an organisation that helps children – all the charity’s overheads are paid for through the interest earned on the money raised.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 November 2006 | News BBC Children in Need raises £18.3 million on the night  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 27th BBC Children in Need telethon has raised £18.3 million, with the final total expected to increase substantially over the next few months as the public send in funds that they have raised at events across the UK. Of this, £6.7 million was donated online.BT handled 224,000 calls from viewers across the country during the telethon, with over 50 call centres in operation, as well as handling online donationsThe largest of the telethon’s call centres was hosted on the 34th floor of BT Tower in London. Advertisementlast_img read more

DMA launches TPS app for consumers

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 10 August 2017 | News  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: app DMA Telephone Preference Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img “Unlike other call blocking apps, TPS Protect does not access your phone contacts and never will. We’ve launched the app with data we have collected over several months of testing and the protection will get better for every person that downloads and uses the app.”  159 total views,  1 views today DMA launches TPS app for consumers The DMA has launched an app to help consumers avoid unwanted calls.TPS Protect has been developed by the DMA in partnership with First Orion and is available as both a free app on Google Play and App Store, and with a subscription for additional features. As well as helping users to avoid unwanted calls, they can use it to register their mobile number with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and register complaints about nuisance or scam calls.The basic TPS Protect app screens incoming calls so helping users decide whether or not answer, and lets users look up and report numbers. TPS Protect Subscribed is also available for 99p a month following a 60-day free trial, and offers additional features including enabling users to block entire categories of calls, and divert nuisance calls to voicemail.With the app, every incoming call is given a Trust Score, an indicator created to help users work out who is calling and whether they want to answer for incoming calls, with every nuisance and scam call that is blocked, reported or complained about in the app helping to determine the Trust Score for that number.Users can add numbers to their personal Blocked List to ensure they no longer receive calls from these numbers, and create an Approved List for calls they never want to miss. Custom settings allow users to tailor the types of call they are happy to receive, for example blocking the majority of unwanted calls by setting their Trust Score to 5, but still receiving calls from specific groups, such as ‘Charities’.John Mitchison, Head of Preference Services, Compliance and Legal at the DMA, said:“TPS Protect is an app for your phone that rates incoming calls using information from consumers. Each rating helps callers decide how trusted an unfamiliar call could be. When scam calls get reported, their trust score drops.”Robert Baker, European MD at First Orion added: Advertisementlast_img read more

London Marathon runners raise record-breaking £25.5m so far via Virgin Money Giving

first_img  346 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  345 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: fundraising events London marathon Virgin Money Giving Dementia RevolutionOver 2,000 people ran for Dementia Revolution in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon Virgin Money GivingFounded in 2009, Virgin Money Giving is the not-for-profit online fundraising service from Virgin Money. More than 15,000 charities are registered on the site, which, at the end of 2018, had handled over £700m in donations.As well as being official fundraising partner of the Virgin Money London Marathon, Virgin Money Giving is also the official fundraising partner of Swim Serpentine, Prudential Ride London and the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Advertisement Three quarters run for charityMore than three-quarters of all runners at the London Marathon run to raise money for charity. They do so for various reasons –honouring someone’s memorybecause they or someone close to them has experienced illness or tragedyor they want to give something back to the organisations and charities which helped them. London Marathon runners raise record-breaking £25.5m so far via Virgin Money Giving Howard Lake | 29 April 2019 | News Dementia Revolution is a partnership between Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.Over 2,000 runners ran for Dementia Revolution in the marathon. Amongst them were friends and ex-castmates of Dame Barbara Windsor, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. The group, known as Barbara’s Revolutionaries, ran alongside her husband Scott Mitchell and have raised over £133,000 to date.Mitchell said: “Since Barbara’s diagnosis, I have often felt so powerless because there is no cure for dementia. But running the Virgin Money London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution has given me an incredible opportunity to make a stand against dementia. Thanks to Virgin Money and this campaign, we’ve been able to raise much-needed awareness of the condition and power the research that will lead us to a cure.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Runners in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon have raised £25.5 million so far via Virgin Money giving. The total from the event is expected to exceed £28 million, setting another new fundraising record.This total includes £3 million raised for Dementia Revolution, the official charity campaign of the 2019 London Marathon. Over 2,000 charities will have benefited from runners taking part on their behalf.The total raised through the event will of course be even higher as some runners use other digital giving platforms.The event, now it its 39th year, retains the title of “the world’s biggest annual one day fundraising event”.Breaking fundraising recordsJo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving said: “For the past ten years we’ve been breaking fundraising records. I am absolutely delighted that Virgin Money Giving and the Virgin Money London Marathon have done it once again. More fundraisers than ever have used Virgin Money Giving to support their charities this year and for the first time their supporters have been able to track them and give directly through the Marathon’s official app as well as the usual channels.”last_img read more

Transgender Liberation: A movement whose time is now!

first_imgThis article elaborates remarks made by the writer on a Nov. 19 Workers World Party webinar, “Leslie Feinberg: ‘Remember Me as a Revolutionary.’” View the webinar on Facebook @WorkersWorldParty – Political Organization.Nov. 20 – Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. As of today, 2020 is the deadliest year on record for transgender violence in the U.S. Over 30 murders of transgender people have been recorded in the country, with 350 murders recorded worldwide. Since 2008, at least 3,600 transgender people have been murdered worldwide. (tinyurl.com/y5a2kcdq)Of these killings, 98 percent were committed against transgender women and trans feminine people, primarily Black trans women and other trans women of color. Transgender sex workers were 62 percent of the people who died.Those figures do not count the countless trans people who died “in the closet,” not having publicly revealed their identity, or those whose deaths were covered up by hateful family members. The figures do not count the countless trans people who have died by suicide, died due to inadequate healthcare and/or constant mistreatment, or died unhoused on the streets.Capitalist war on trans and gender non-conforming people“Transgender liberation” is a phrase that may seem like a distant dream right now. Oppressed people might very well respond: “We are a million miles away from that!” The odds for survival are still stacked very high against transgender and gender non-conforming people.But trans liberation also seemed far away almost 30 years ago, in 1992, when Leslie Feinberg released hir groundbreaking pamphlet, “Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come.” (Free download at tinyurl.com/y5vg2r43.)One month after Leslie released this work – which liberates the history of trans and gender non-conforming people from behind the lock and key of capitalist oppression – revolutionary Black transgender advocate Marsha P. Johnson was found dead in the Hudson River in New York City. What a hopeless time it must have felt for so many – to have a beacon of revolutionary hope dashed out in such a cruel fate.But in the same way that our comrade Leslie Feinberg’s legacy and fighting spirit lives on, so does the legacy and fighting spirit of Marsha P. Johnson, and that of Latinx trans leader Sylvia Rivera, and all the others who have lit the way by which we now march.Does not the revolutionary die? Of course. Does not the revolution live on? Of course! Transgender people, given the tools by revolutionary transgender warriors like Leslie Feinberg, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and those still living, like Miss Major and Jennicet Gutierrez, have seized the moment – today!A trans revolutionary struggleOur time of liberation has arrived. It is here.On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we must take our time to mourn and grieve those we lost and celebrate their lives – and also celebrate our lives as transgender people still living.Then we must continue to wage a revolutionary struggle against capitalism – both its imperialism and its continuation of colonialism in the 21st century. This is the exploitative, oppressive system that unleashed transgender oppression around the globe.In hir 1995 book, “Transgender Warrriors” – the first extended Marxist analysis of transgender oppression – Leslie Feinberg traced the roots of hatred and discrimination against trans people to their origin in the formation of class society.The struggle for transgender liberation is part of the class struggle. Trans people are part of the working class and the oppressed. At various intersections, one will find Black trans women, who face the highest amount of violence of any other demographic, as well as Brown trans people, Indigenous Two-Spirit/trans people, undocumented trans people, disabled trans people, HIV+ trans people, incarcerated trans people, trans sex workers, homeless trans people, and, of course, trans workers of all kinds.Feinberg said,“Bigotry against transgender people is a deadly carcinogen,” and ze was, and still is, correct. It is a poison in this world. Transgender people who dare to wage the struggle against this bigotry have the antidote and the cure: revolutionary socialism.To win revolutionary socialism means to struggle for solidarity between and among oppressed people and workers. So it is mandatory that the transgender liberation struggle within the U.S. – and the LGBTQ2S+ struggle as a whole – unite with other struggles: with the Black Lives Matter movement against police terror, with the Palestinian struggle against Israeli apartheid, with the struggle to abolish police and prisons, with the struggle to decolonize this land for Indigenous people to have it once again, for the struggle for reparations for Black and Indigenous people – and with the struggle against low wages, high-tech capitalism, homelessness, and the chaotic, unplanned capitalist economy that keeps us poor and starving.For there to be transgender liberation, there must be socialism.Devin C is a transgender Marxist and member of Workers World Party. They are the president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a transgender advocacy organization) in the Gulf Coast West area of Florida/Alabama. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Thousands sign on dotted line for Great Limerick Run

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsThousands sign on dotted line for Great Limerick RunBy admin – March 18, 2010 477 THOUSANDS of runners have already signed up for the inaugural Great Limerick Run this May Bank Holiday weekend.The organisers believe that the marathon will create massive positive national exposure for the city. Organiser Martin Tynan, said, “The aim is to get people up off the couch and make this as big an event as possible”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John Cleary highlighted the charitable aspect of the Great Limerick Run. “We have three official partner charities Milford Hospice, Crumlin Children’s Hospital and St Gabriel’s Centre”.According to John, a third of those already signed-up to compete are doing so on behalf of charity.Corbally funnyman Karl Spain joked that he would compete in all three disciplines, the marathon, half-marathon and 10km run.He encouraged people to take part: “Sure if you’re anyway fit at all after it you’ll end up being a Limerick hurler”.The Great Limerick run has already entered partnerships with a national newspaper and a national radio station.John Cleary also spoke about the importance of sports tourism to Limerick.“With the numbers already registered, we are the fourth largest marathon in Ireland after the Cork, Dublin and Connemara runs, which is excellent for the first year”. Email Previous article‘End gay blood ban’, plead studentsNext articleLimerick on high after superb week adminlast_img read more

Over 4,400 students begin state examinations in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – June 5, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over 4,400 students begin state examinations in Donegal Previous articleLisa Culbert to take her late father’s seat on Letterkenny Town CouncilNext articleUpdate – Downey trial scheduled to begin in November News Highland Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North There are 4,442 students in Donegal beginning State exams this morning, up slightly on last year.Nationally, 116-thousand students are expected to sit the exams.There are 1,995 students starting the Leaving Cert exam in Donegal today, 1,012 female and 983 male. A further 137 are sitting the Leavng Cert Applied, 55 of them female and 82 male.There are 2,310 students sitting the Junior Cert exam in the county, 1,149 of them female and 1,161 male.last_img read more

SHOWTIME: PCHS summer arts camp puts on play

first_imgYoung performers at the Pike County High School summer arts camp perform “Jack and the Beanstalk” Friday night, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Education to make the camp possible. Theater instructor Hannah Clifford said the students were nervous, but performed well for the first play of the camp. Latest Stories The Arts Academy’s Summer Arts Camp was designed to interest elementary students in the arts and to introduce them to the opportunities available at the high school.“Because the arts camp was a new venture, we wanted to start small and grow,” Clifford said. “We had 13 students and they were involved in art and music activities as well as theater. Of course, they learned the storyline and brought it to the stage. Their art projects included making paper mache props – flowers and gold eggs. They made musical instruments called shekeres, which are African drums, and tambourines. They learned and sang songs that were popular children’s songs.”The arts camp students performed “Jack and the Beanstalk” for an appreciative audience at the PCHS Art Center theater Friday night. “Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jack who lived with his poor widowed mother. …” That’s the way  “Jack and the Beanstalk” begins but Friday night the students at the Summer Arts Camp at Pike County High School put a different twist on the English fairy tale. Hannah Clifford, theater instructor at the PCHS Arts Academy, said the summer arts camp was the academy’s first and she was pleased with the participation of the students and the support of their parents.“We received a $20,000 arts grant from the State Department of Education that made the arts camp possible,” Clifford said. “The concentrations for the camp were theater, art and music. The grant funds were used to purchase sound equipment and materials for the interactive learning program. Funds from the grant were also used to provide scholarships to Troy University’s Summer Spotlight camp last summer. One of the scholarship recipients was an assistant at our summer arts camp.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Email the author Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Published 10:50 pm Monday, June 11, 2018 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img “They were a little nervous at first because, for some of them, it was their first time on stage and before an audience,” Clifford said. “They did a great job and they seemed to enjoy being on stage. I hope the experience will be encouragement to them to continue their interest in the arts as elementary students and on into high school.”Clifford was the theater instructor at the camp. Carrie McLaney was the art instructor and Jimmy Oliver directed the music and related activities. Amanda Johnson Lewis, a professional actress, was a camp volunteer. Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… SHOWTIME: PCHS summer arts camp puts on play By Jaine Treadwell Police seek shooting suspect Troy police are searching for two men involved in a shooting at a local motel early Sunday morning. “The Troy… read more Print Article You Might Likelast_img read more

Navy decides to scrap USS Bonhomme Richard after major fire

first_imgMass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Haist/U.S. Navy via Getty ImagesBY: LUIS MARTINEZ AND MATT SEYLER, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Navy has announced that it plans to scrap the USS Bonhomme Richard and not repair the amphibious assault ship ravaged by a major fire in San Diego in July.The damage to the ship from the days-long fire, that at times reached 1,000 degrees, was too much to repair for a ship that had already been in service for almost a quarter of a century, according to the Navy.“After thorough consideration, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations have decided to decommission the Bonhomme Richard due to the extensive damage sustained during that July fire,” Rear Adm. Eric H. Ver Hage, commander of the Navy Regional Maintenance Center, told reporters on an audio-only news conference Monday.Ver Hage said the Navy had explored three possibilities that included scrapping the ship, repairing it or re-configuring it into a hospital ship or tender.In the end, those costs appeared to be just as expensive — and would take as long — as a future purchase of a new modern amphibious assault ship.Scrapping the ship will cost $30 million over a nine- to 12-month timeline instead of a possible $2.5 billion renovation cost that could take as long as five to seven years.Replacing the amphibious assault ship with a new America-class ship capable of launching F-35 Joint Strike Fighters would cost $4.1 billion and take five to six years.The decommissioning process has already begun, with parts that can be used on other Navy ships being salvaged. The ship’s crew will be assigned to other positions within the Navy.The Bonhomme Richard was pierside in San Diego undergoing renovations on July 12 when a fire in a storage area above where Marine Corps vehicles are usually stored on the large amphibious assault ship.The fire quickly spread through the ship’s main hangar and consumed large areas of the ship’s interior. On the flight deck, one of the ship’s two masts collapsed from the intensity of the flames.The blaze raged for days before firefighters were finally able to extinguish the flames later in the week. Significant metal areas of the ship’s interior were melted.Since the fire, the Navy conducted engineering reviews to determine whether it made sense to go through a costly renovation of the ship that was commissioned in 1998.In late August, defense officials confirmed to ABC News that they were investigating the possibility of arson and questioning a Navy sailor. On Monday, officials declined to comment on their ongoing investigation.In late July, the Navy’s top admiral questioned whether it made sense to repair the ship after having seen firsthand all of the damage.“I am 100% confident that our defense industry can put this ship back to sea,” said Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations. “But, having said that, the question is: Should we make that investment in a 22-year-old ship? And I’m not going to make any predictions until we take a look at all the facts and we follow the facts and we can make reasonable recommendations up the chain of command on the future steps, any repair efforts, future repair efforts of Bonhomme Richard.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more