WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON Rep Seth Moulton Concerned Emergency Declaration Could Cost Massachusetts

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC — This week, Massachusetts House Armed Services Committee Members Representatives Seth Moulton (MA-06), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Bill Keating (MA-09) condemned President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency so that the president can circumvent Congress and use military construction funds to build his border wall. The decision to use military construction funds directly jeopardizes $90 million designated for use at the Hanscom Air Force Base to construct a Compound Semiconductor Laboratory-Microelectronics Integration Facility, and $42,600,000 at the Westover Air Reserve Base.“Whether President Trump recognizes it or not, we are competing with Russia and China to develop the next generation of advanced technologies that will allow us to lead the world in the 21st Century,” Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06) said. “The proposed lab at Hanscom Air Force Base is exactly the type of investment the government should be making to keep our nation safe. The president’s decision to raid these funds from Hanscom–to pay for a 5th Century wall to address a 21st Century immigration problem–isn’t just a waste of money, it is a conscious decision to play politics with our national defense and economic competitiveness.”“The President declared an emergency over a crisis that doesn’t exist – even going so far to say during his press conference that he ‘didn’t need to do this.’ Now that he has, $90 million worth of military construction projects at the Hansom Air Force Base alone are at risk of being diverted to construct the President’s ineffective, wasteful wall that does nothing to secure our border. This is an outrage,” Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-03) said. “No president, Donald Trump included, has the right to undermine the authority of Congress by declaring a fake national emergency just because they didn’t get their way. I will be joining my colleagues in Congress to do our constitutional duty to protect our system of checks and balances and take strong action against the President’s emergency declaration which has now become a clear threat to our actual security and military readiness.”“This Administration’s emergency declaration is at best a reckless politicization of our military and at worst will threaten critical military construction projects,” Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09) said. “Last year, senior Department of Defense leaders testified before Congress about a backlog of $116 billion of unfunded facility requirements and that 32% of their facilities were in poor or failing condition. Just this week, there have been several articles highlighting the poor living conditions that military members and their families are facing on military bases throughout the country. Using military construction funds endangers military readiness and decreases the well-being of our servicemen and women. Additionally, Massachusetts has a number of critical infrastructure projects carried out by the US Army Corps of Engineers that could be threatened by this declaration, including maritime and public safety projects.”(NOTE: The above press release is from Rep. Seth Moulton’s Office.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton, Stewart Introduce Bill To Designate “9-8-8” For Suicide Hotline Dialing CodeIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Secures Local Wins In National Defense Authorization ActIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Bring Afghan Allies, Translators To SafetyIn “Government”last_img read more

Fords LaneKeeping Bed keeps mattress bogarts on their side

first_img Comment The inspiration comes from lane-keep assist, which uses light steering effort to guide a vehicle away from the lines on either side of the road. It’s another interesting adaptation of road-car tech outside the car, following in the footsteps of the Quiet Kennel, which uses noise-canceling tech to placate pups during fireworks shows or thunderstorms. And just like the kennel, the Lane-Keeping Bed’s design would look right at home in any newish house.Of course, it’s just a concept, so don’t expect Ford to bring these into production. But for those of us who are constantly being encroached upon over the course of a good night’s sleep, something like this could truly come in handy.Enlarge ImageIf the whole car thing doesn’t work out, there’s always bed design. Ford’s already proven its chops with this one. Ford Europe More about 2019 Ford F-150 Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Ford Ford Europe likes taking inspiration from its driver-assist systems and adapting them to tackle problems outside the car. After building an impressive dog kennel, the automaker has turned its attention to mattress hogs.Ford’s Lane-Keeping Bed was built to keep each half of a couple on their respective side of the bed. Pressure sensors determine if one person crosses over the mattress’s centerline. When that happens, a set of integrated conveyor belts shifts the whole bed, putting each person back on their respective sides. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshowcenter_img Ford Preview • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: Detroit hustles harder 1 Review • 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ Share your voice Car Culture Auto Tech 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more

GoAir considering IPO worth 150 million

first_imgGo Airlines Ltd (GoAir), India’s fifth-biggest carrier by passengers travelled, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) and has begun talks to appoint bankers, three sources directly involved in the process said.GoAir, part of the Wadia Group whose flagship companies include Bombay Dyeing and biscuit maker Britannia Industries, could look to raise as much as $150 million in the IPO, said the sources.The bankers made presentations to the company earlier this week, the people said, adding that it was early to say whether the company would sell new shares or existing shareholders will reduce their stakes in the planned public offering.A spokesman for GoAir, which has a fleet of 19 Airbus A-320 planes and had an 8.4% domestic market share last quarter. The company would not comment on what he called ‘market speculation’, the spokesperson said.GoAir is estimated by consultant CAPA to have made a profit of $14 million-$15 million in the year to March, which would make it the second most profitable Indian airline after market leader IndiGo.IndiGo is selling shares in an IPO to raise as much as $464 million.last_img read more

Barkatullah 22 other BNP leaders face arrest warrant

first_imgFile Photo: Barkatullah BuluA Dhaka court on Sunday issued a warrant for the arrest of 23 Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and activists, including its joint secretary general Barkatullah Bulu, in a sabotage case with Ramna police station, reports UNB. M Kamrul Hossain Mollah, judge of the Metropolitan Session’s Court, passed the order taking cognisance of the charge-sheet.It ordered the officer-in-charge of Ramna police station to submit a report on 27 March complying with the arrest warrant.The warranted leaders include BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan, chairperson’s personal secretary Shimul Biswas, BNP leaders Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel, Shafiul Bari, Mir Sharafat Ali and Shirin Sultana.In the case, 17 BNP leaders were, earlier, granted bail and one kept in the jail.According to the case statement, a group of miscreants torched a passenger-carrying bus in front of National Bank branch in city’s Malibagh area under Ramna police station on 3 February, 2015 during the indefinite blockade programme enforced by the BNP-led 20 party alliance.Following the incident, police filed a case under the Explosive Substances Act and Special Power Act.Later in March, 2015, police submitted the charge sheets accusing 41 people in the case under the Explosive Substances Act and Special Power Act.last_img read more