Amid Diversification Goodyear Continues to Leverage Presence of Luke AFB

first_imgThe city of Goodyear, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix located close by Luke Air Force Base, is trying to recruit a mix of civilian and defense companies to take over a 500,000-square-foot aerospace campus no longer used by Lockheed Martin.Goodyear had enjoyed an extended run as an aerospace hub since World War II, when it began to build military aircraft, before shifting to dirigibles and surveillance systems. That activity started to wind down in 2009, and when sequestration hit in 2013 Lockheed cut its workforce from 600 to 50, reported National Defense.“We would like to recruit more aviation, aerospace and cyber security companies,” said Harry Paxton, Goodyear’s economic development project manager. Paxton also is going after firms that need the secure facilities, known as sensitive compartmented information facilities, found in some of the Lockheed buildings.At the same time, the city wants to take advantage of its proximity to Luke, the Air Force’s new training center for F-35 pilots. The installation already has 23 F-35s, and by 2024 it is slated to have 144 of the fifth generation fighter aircraft in six squadrons.“The question becomes, how do we maximize the potential industry connections to the F-35 that benefits both the Air Force and the companies that would come to Goodyear and be located just a few miles from Luke?” said Steven Hyjek, a Washington attorney who represents 14 communities that surround Luke.For example, firms that support the aircraft’s systems likely would be interested in locating near Luke, Hyjek said.As more F-35s arrive at Luke, “we expect more aerospace companies will be interested in doing business” in Goodyear, Hyjek told the magazine. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Joshua Buske Named To Deans List At University Of Hartford

first_imgWEST HARTFORD, CT — The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Joshua Buske, of Wilmington, has been named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2019.About The University of HartfordSpread across seven dynamic schools and colleges, the University of Hartford has been guiding the purpose and passion of students for over six decades. On our 350-acre campus alongside Connecticut’s capital city, approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students from 48 states and countries come together for a common purpose: to collaborate across different disciplines, diversify perspectives, and broaden worldviews. We’re a four-year private university focused on advancing the public good through meaningful connections within our communities. Our unique approach to comprehensive education gives us the critical perspectives that lead to impactful change, regionally and beyond. With degree programs spanning the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions, we focus on doing the work that matters. Visit for more information.(NOTE: The above announcement is from The University of Hartford via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University Of HartfordIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University Of HartfordIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University of HartfordIn “Education”last_img read more

Children demand missing fathers to be traced before Eid

first_imgRelatives of disappeared persons at the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Saiful IslamChildren have made an urgent demand to get back their fathers, victims of enforced disappearance, ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.Please return my father. I want to celebrate Eid with my father, cried out Riddi, daughter of Pervez Hossain who disappeared three years ago.Riddi made the demand at a discussion on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances at the National Press Club on Tuesday. The day will be observed on 30 August. Family members of 29 enforced disappeared persons organised the discussion to press home their demand for tracing their relatives. Convener of Nagorik Okya Mahmudur Rahman Manna presided over the discussion.The families also demanded an independent commission to trace disappeared persons and to punish the perpetrators.They also threatened to launch a greater movement from December if quick action was not taken.Hazera Khatun, mother of disappeared Sajedul Islam, said, Return my son.AKM Shamim Akhtar disappeared in 2011. His wife Jharna Khanum alleged the state had not done its duties. I could not get back my husband.Director of Odhikar ASM Nasiruddin said there are no such word as enforced disappearance. The law enforcing agencies are abducting members of political parties, he alledged.Does the government oppose it? he asked.Professor at Dhaka University Asif Nazrul said it is to be taken for granted that the cries of victims families will not reach the prime minister untill disappeared persons return.Member of Nari Pakkha Shirin Haque said, I along with others have been helpless. We have nowhere to go.Former director of Ain o Salish Kendra Noor Khan Liton asked, Are they visually impaired or dumb? Cant they see anything?last_img read more

McDuffie Bill Prohibits Employment Credit Checks

first_imgKenyan McDuffie represents Ward 5 on the D.C. Council.D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) is the chief author of a bill to prohibit credit checks of potential employees until a conditional offer is made. He introduced the bill, The Fair Credit History Steering Act of 2015 to his colleagues on June 2. McDuffie wants to use the legislation as a vehicle to help more District residents obtain employment.“This bill will abolish restrictions that unjustly exacerbate challenges faced by applicants who are already having difficulty with finding employment and making ends meet,” McDuffie said. “As a result, we will create economic opportunities for more of our vulnerable residents.”The Fair Credit bill will prohibit an employer from considering a job applicant’s credit history during the hiring process, and will restrict an employer’s inquiry into an applicant’s credit history until after a conditional offer of employment. The bill would allow certain employers exemptions from enforcement, like financial institutions.The legislation establishes a complaint process for aggrieved potential employees and a penalties component for alleged employer violators. The D.C. Office of Human Rights would be responsible for enforcing the bill.According to a May 2013 online article, “Discredited: How Employment Checks Keep Qualified Workers Out of a Job” by Amy Traub,  one in 10 people who are unemployed have been informed that they would not be hired because of negative credit report information. The article, cited by McDuffie in a statement, showed that one in seven denied job applicants were advised that they were not hired because of their credit. The article also showed that people of color and the chronically unemployed are adversely affected when their jobs search depends on creditworthiness.D.C. Council members Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4), Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), LaRuby May (D-Ward 7), Vincent Orange (D-At Large),  Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) and Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1) have indicated favorable interest in McDuffie’s bill. Todd, who reportedly declared bankruptcy earlier in his life, thinks this bill is needed.“I strongly believe that past mistakes should not prohibit our residents from attaining future success,” Todd said. “This legislation will provide those with perseverance and discipline an opportunity for a fresh start.”Doyle Mitchell, the president and CEO of Industrial Bank, one of the country’s largest Black-owned banks, said Industrial conducts credit checks for potential employees. “We would not turn somebody down solely based on poor credit,” Mitchell said. “It is part of the application process because our employees handle large amounts of cash.”Thomas Penny, the general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center in downtown Washington, said that as a matter of policy, they don’t conduct credit checks until a conditional offer is made, which is what McDuffie’s bill mandates. “When we do a credit check, it is position-specific,” Penny said. “If a potential employee will be working in the food and beverage area or housekeeping, credit is not as critical as if they are handling cash. We handle these matters on a case-by-case basis.”Both Mitchell and Penny say they have hired some people with less than perfect credit because they felt that the applicant would be a good, trustworthy employee.Harry Wingo, the president and CEO of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, said that he and his staff are examining McDuffie’s legislation. “We at the chamber support any effort to remove barriers to employment,” Wingo said. “However, we have to look at hard at any effort to restrict businesses in the operation of their businesses.”Wingo said that background checks, whether credit or character, are vital for a business to determine the best applicant for a particular job. “We look forward to working with McDuffie on the details of this bill,” he said.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said that she hasn’t read McDuffie’s bill but will approach with an open mind. “I am always looking for ways for people to get jobs,” Bowser said. “My ears are always open for that.”last_img read more

DC Public Schools Fail to Meet Benchmarks

first_imgKaya Henderson, chancellor of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS), along with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) announced Nov. 30 that assessments from standardized testing showed District’s students largely failing to meet benchmarks for college preparedness.Close Up Of Student Lockers In High SchoolAccording to the data supplied by OSSE, only one out of every four District of Columbia students in grades 3 to 8 is are actually receiving the skills they need to be prepared for college or a career. “The PARCC scores show that D.C. Public Schools still have a lot of work to do to prepare every student for a successful future in college and a career. This year’s test serves as an important baseline from which we will work to help prepare all students,” Henderson said in a written statement.  “DCPS is committed to having difficult, but honest, conversations with families about how their children are doing.”The situation is much worse for many Black students in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, where the percentage of elementary and middle schoolers, who are “on track” for college and careers, often dip into the teens or single digits, the data shows. In fact, at some schools, no students met the new college and career readiness benchmarks set through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, a newly adopted testing system that replaces the old District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS).“Some of our lowest performing schools continue to be low performing because they face tremendous challenges,” said Kaya Henderson, citing high concentrations of poverty as one of several obstacles that such schools must overcome. “It’s not okay if some of our schools are doing okay and some are not.”According to data from the office:Only 17 percent of Black students in grades 3-8 met the math expectation under the new assessment, versus 70 percent of White students.Similarly, only 17 percent of Black students in grades 3-8 met the English language arts expectation, versus 79 percent of White students.The percentage of “at-risk” students – that is, those on welfare, homeless or in foster care – as well as economically disadvantaged, and English Language Learner students who met the math and English standards were also low, ranging from 10 to 17 percent.With the District’s poor results, there is room for vast improvement. “These results set a new baseline and reflect the higher standards the District adopted to ensure students achieve 21st century college and career readiness,” said State Superintendent Hanseul Kang in a statement. “Just as scores improved on the DC CAS over time, the District expects scores to improve on the PARCC assessment.”But others are not so assured that scores can rise in the current system.  “What is most troubling about these results is that the test charts how students apply knowledge, not just what they know.  It means the District is not teaching our kids how to be critical thinkers,” said Charlotte Chambliss, a parent of a DCPS student enrolled at Jefferson Middle School, in Southwest. “These measurements suggest our kids are dim – because they are not ready for college or a job – and that is simply not the case.”Public charter schools outperformed DCPS in most areas, said Scott Pearson, executive director of the D.C. Public Charter School Board. “I point that out not to thump our chest, and I also do so with the full knowledge that public charter schools are not strictly comparable to public schools,” he said. “But it’s important to highlight this performance because it shows that charter schools are fulfilling their promise of delivering results for DC’s families.”According to the data, 21 percent of Black public charter school students in grades 3-8 met the English language arts standard, versus 13 percent of Black students in the same grades in DCPS. It also shows 22 percent of Black public charter school students in grades 3-8 met the math standard, versus 12 percent of Black students in the same grades in DCPS.The higher performance of public charter schools was particularly beneficial for Black students, who met the new college and career readiness standards at nearly twice the rate of Black students in DCPS. “One of the things that we’re really proud about with our charter schools is that when we look at our very best charters, they’re not just concentrated in more affluent areas,” Pearson said. “Many of what we call our Tier One charter schools are in Ward 7, in Ward 8, in high poverty areas around the city.”last_img read more

Cards Welcome Margot Lawn

first_imgJustine Sowry on Margot Lawn”We are excited for Margot to join the Cardinal field hockey family. Her passion, excitement and enthusiasm for the game of hockey and our program is second to none. She loves the game, wants to be coached and is driven to be the best she can be. With her competitive nature, dynamic play and quick hands, our attacking play has the potential to elevate to another level. Margot already has years of junior USA experience and will be an immediate contributor this fall.” University of Louisville field hockey coach Justine Sowry has announced that Margot Lawn has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to join the Cardinals in the fall of 2019. Lawn is part of a class of seven newcomers who will be announced in the upcoming weeks.Name: Margot LawnPosition: Midfielder/ForwardHometown: Pasadena, MDHigh School: Archbishop SpaldingClub: Nook Field Hockey Story Links Entering her senior season, she was named one of Max Field Hockey’s Top 10 Players in the Nation and was tabbed the NFHCA’s Maryland Offensive Player of the Year following the completion of her final season. Lawn earned Field Hockey Player of the Year honors from the Capital Gazette Communications and the Washington Post and was a Max Field Hockey Second Team All-American. Additionally, she was named to the Max Field Hockey All-Mid-Atlantic first team her junior and senior seasons. During her high school career, the two-time captain scored 89 goals and dished out 35 assists while helping her team to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) championship (2015) and three semifinal appearances (2016, 2017, 2018). In addition to her high school accomplishments, Lawn was a member of USA Field Hockey’s U17 National Team from 2015-17 and is a 2018 USA Field Hockey U19 Junior National Camp, Stars and Stripes and National Futures Championship selection. While playing for the U17 team, Lawn participated in the Uruguay Tour (2017) and the Ireland Tour (2016) – when she was the leading scorer for Team USA. In 2015, she was selected to play for the USA Field Hockey U18 All-Star team that faced the Scotland National Team, delivering a goal and an assist in the contest. The three-time STX Select team member (2015-17) and five-time U16 AAU/ Junior Olympics participant (2013-17) was also a member of the USA Women’s Junior National Indoor Team in 2014 and 2015.center_img The forward is a three-time NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic team member, a two-time IAAM all-conference and all-Maryland selection (2017, 2018) and earned Capital Gazette All-Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County Sun first team honors in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Lawn was also named to the Washington Post’s first team in 2017 and 2018 and was a second team pick in 2016.  Print Friendly Version Margot Lawn on Louisville “I honestly fell in love with the school – the campus, the people, the team, the environment, and the coaching staff. I know they will push me to be a better player, but also prepare me for life at the same time.” Margot Lawn joins the Cardinals from Pasadena, Md., where she was a four-year varsity starter for Archbishop Spalding High School and was recently named to USA Field Hockey’s Under 19 national team after serving three years on the U17 team. She brings an impressive resume which includes three National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School All-America third team selections (2016-18). Lawn is also successful in the classroom, earning NFHCA All-Academic Team honors in 2018.last_img read more

Uganda looks for new avenues with KVIC

first_imgA six-member delegation led by Goodwill Ambassador of Uganda to India Renu Varun, recently met Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena at his Gandhi Darshan office in Rajghat here and thanked him for the Gandhi Charkha gifted by KVIC – for the Gandhi Heritage Site at Jinja in UgandaTalking with the Chairman, the Goodwill Ambassador also invited him to visit the site in Uganda, where the Gandhian Charkha had been displayed. “In the backdrop of the ‘Gandhi Charakha’ that arrived for the first time ever on the East African soil on the shores of River Nile where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were sprinkled and the fact that Uganda is a fine cotton producing country, the Uganda Government underscores the need to support the development of the private sector to become an engine for growth.Since Uganda has an extensive micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sub-sector which accounts for approximately 90 percent of the private sector, innovative KVIC programmes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kachchi Ghani oil,’ Tailoring, candle making, spinning and weaving activities can be a vehicle through which the rural poor and the jobless Ugandans can transform themselves tomorrow,” she said, adding, “Uganda eagerly waits to collaborate with KVIC, to fetch some productive output as it can add value to the economy of Uganda.”Meanwhile, the Corroborating similar views, the other delegates including Sheba Kyobutungi (Head, Implementation Youth Desk), Lucy Nakyobe (Permanent Secretary), Lillian Ester Sebedduka (Head, Security Forces Desk), Seruyange Susan (Ministry of Defence, Senior Social Development Officer) and Faridah Nassali (Manager, Presidential Initiative) also said that they were overwhelmed to see the KVIC programmes and its impact on job creation, particularly for women.The delegates, selected by the Ministry of External Affairs, have been invited to India to study the various women empowerment projects being run by KVIC. The delegation also visited the multi-disciplinary training centre of KVIC and spoke to the trainees at incense stick making, tailoring, designing and other units.last_img read more

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