Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in Congress

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in Congress Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS News Facebook WhatsApp FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), appears before a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.center_img TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleHeavy Snow and Chilly Temps Increase Pest Pressure Across U.S.Next articleStudy: college sports still trail pros in diversity hiring Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Alabama Trading donates team, referee benches to Petra

first_imgTHE support for the Milo schools football tournament continues to grow, with Alabama Trading being the latest contributor.The company yesterday handed over a quantity of benches for referees and teams at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.Proprietor of Alabama Trading, Wooed Phillips said, “Alabama is pleased to be associated with the enhancement of football. Giving back is one of the hallmarks of Alabama Trading and as a former footballer myself, it’s good to know the football standard will be raised in some way or the other with this.”While the benches were already tested during the ongoing Milo Under-18 schools football tournament, the official handover was .made yesterday.On the other hand, Petra co-Director Troy Mendonca expressed heartfelt gratitude to Phillips and his establishment, reiterating the positive impact that it will have on the game.“On behalf of Petra and the entire football fraternity, we want to thank you for such a valuable donation to the Petra organisation. I just want to let you know that a gesture like this adds value and capacity-building to the organisation and allows us present our tournaments in a better manner that aids in the development of the sport,” Mendonca stated.The tournament continues this weekend with three matches each tomorrow and Sunday.last_img read more

Star Wars Artist Visits Bob’s Bullpen in Alpena

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Bob’s Bullpen in downtown Alpena hosted a legendary artist on Wednesday, the man responsible for the design of the Death Star and more in Star Wars. Colin Cantwell is responsible for having designed many space vehicles in the classic first Star Wars film, released back in 1977, also including the Millennium Falcon, X–wing, and Y–wing.Cantwell’s partner, Sierra Dall, was there to help with the event and described just how much he helped influence these designs. “He said to George Lucas, what if we had a trench around the Death Star? And we had these dramatic fight scenes with everyone diving coming back out again and everything, so that’s how the Death Star got it’s trench and how the fight scenes evolved,” she said.Star Wars fans showed up to Bob’s Bullpen, asking for autographs on their memorabilia. From pictures to toys to drones, fans were able to get them signed by the Star Wars artist.Star Wars fan John Haske attended and was excited to meet the man that designed many of the iconic space ships in the film. “It’s interesting to meet someone who was a concept drawer and came up with these so many years ago, with so much unique ships that we know so well today,” he said.Cantwell has been touring the country doing events like this, and has been covering the Midwest since August 10. Dall says the attention that Cantwell receives during these events is really special for him. “Aeronautical engineers come to him and have said that we’ve got into our career because of this. And several people have traveled hundreds of miles to come to his event. So it’s been really rewarding and Colin didn’t know that his work was that much appreciated.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Bob’s Bullpen, Colin Cantwell, Star WarsContinue ReadingPrevious New law requires students to repeat third grade if they do not meet reading benchmarksNext Word on the Street: What’s one thing everyone should experience at least once in their lifelast_img read more

Referee Rizzoli to handle Ghana-Chile clash

first_imgFIFA has released the list of officials that will handle the quarter final games slated for Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July respectively.Brazilian Referee Ricci Sandro would be in charge of the game between France and Uzbekistan at Rize’s New City Stadium and would be supported by Alessandro Rocha and Emerson de Carvalho who are also from Brazil. Carlos Vela from Ecuador will be on hand as the 4th official with Christian Lescano also from Ecuador as the Reserve Assistant referee. Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.Referee Roberto Garcia of Mexico would be in charge for the game between the highly fancied Spaniards and Uruguay at Bursa’s Ataturk Stadium with support coming from Assistant refs Jose Luis Camargo and Alberto Morin, also from Mexico. Walter Lopez from Guatemala would be the 4th official with Leonel Leal from Costa Rica as the Reserve assistant referee. Kick-off is at 18:00 GMT on Saturday.William Benjamin from Australia is scheduled to handle the game between Iraq and Korea at Kayseri’s Kadir Has Stadium and would be supported by fellow Aussies Matthew Cream and Anaz Hakan on the lines. The 4th official is Gambian Bakary Gassama with Angesom Ogbemariam as the Reserve Assistant referee. Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT on Sunday.In the final quarter game of the tournament involving Ghana and Chile at Istanbul’s Turk Telekom Arena,2013 UEFA Champions League Final Referee Nicola Rizzoli would be in charge and will be supported by fellow Italians Renato Faverini and Andrea Stefani. Hungarian Viktor Kassai will play the role of 4th official with Eros Gabor also from Hungary as the Reserve Assistant referee. Kick-off is at 18:00 GMT on Sunday.last_img read more