Fort Jackson will gain an eleventh training battalion in October 2017, bringing the Columbia, S.C., post an additional 2,000 soldiers annually and 210 permanent personnel.The news also signals that the Pentagon places a heightened value on Fort Jackson, reported the State.“This is very, very significant,” said George Goldsmith, chairman of the Columbia Chamber’s military affairs committee. “It shows Fort Jackson and the community has gotten the word out to the Army that we’re ready to grow. That story is getting out and it’s being heard,” said Goldsmith, a retired major general.The battalion — consisting of about 500 additional soldiers during each 10-week basic training cycle —will increase the number of soldiers trained annually at the nation’s largest military training installation from 44,000 to 46,000, boosting the installation’s economic impact. The families of the new soldiers will join 5,000 or so other family members who attend graduation ceremonies and other activities at the post.When the battalion is activated, “it will increase the economic impact of Fort Jackson immediately,” Goldsmith said.The Army has allocated $97 million to build a new “Star Base” barracks, headquarters and training facility to house the new battalion, according to the story. Until the structure is completed in 2021, the battalion will be housed in temporary facilities already available. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, May 17, 2019:Manager at RMA Fitness on Burlington Avenue reported a construction truck was blocking the entrance, not allowing vehicles to enter or exit. Police responded. Police assisted truck in getting out of a lot. (9:21am)A walk-in party reported a male party made inappropriate comments on a third party’s Facebook page. (10:05am)Fire Department responded to fire alarm at Benevento Sand & Stone on Salem Street. Alarm was caused by burnt toast. (10:17am)A caller reported a goose was struck on Salem Street. Animal Control Officer retrieved goose. (2:26pm)Keolis requested an officer meet the incoming train due to a male passenger threatening the customer. Police responded. Passenger got off the train and will wait for next train. Passenger was given name of company to file a report if he wishes. (2:28pm)Police received report of a suspicious man in the Market Basket parking lot attempting to sell gift cards to customers. Police sent man on his way and contacted store management. (4:40pm)A caller reported an erratic operator traveling north on Main Street. Police spoke with operator at his home. Operator claimed he has food poisoning and will be in for the evening. (6:24pm)An intoxicated woman was reported on the train tracks at Middlesex Avenue and Main Street. Fire Department transported woman. (8:26pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for September 4: Police Help Make Bus Stop Safer; Hit & Run at Cumberland Farms; Garbage Truck Takes Down WiresIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”
Value buying, coupled with the successful passage of the crucial bankruptcy bill in the Lok Sabha, saw the Indian equity markets rise on Monday.The barometer index of the Indian equity markets gained by 217 points during the day’s trade.Initially, both the bellwether indices of the Indian equity markets opened on a weak note in sync with their Asian peers and last Friday’s slump.However, both the key indices soon rose on the back of value buying and a further fall in international crude oil prices that buoyed investors’ sentiments.Apart from oil prices, metal stocks, too, supported the day’s gains — as investors expected the government to set a minimum import price on several steel products.In addition, the passage of crucial bankruptcy bill in the Lok Sabha gave a major boost to markets.Besides, investors have hedged their hopes on the government getting other critical bills approved by parliament including a legislations on setting up of commercial courts and amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.Even the clarity on the status of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) bill getting delayed due to parliament’s logjam increased risk-taking appetite of investors.The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed higher by 217 points during the day’s trade.Similarly, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained. It ended higher by 72.50 points or 0.93 percent up at 7,834.45 points.The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,425.32 points, closed at 25,735.90 points — up 216.68 points or 0.85 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,519.22 points.The Sensex touched a high of 25,757.84 points and a low of 25,413.54 points during the intra-day trade.The Sensex had closed the previous session on December 18, down 284.56 points or 1.10 percent, while the Nifty was lower by 82.40 points or 1.50 percent.”We saw a relief rally taking place today after Friday’s profit bookings. The rally was supported by value buying and clarity on the passage status of some major economic legislations,” Anand James, co-head, technical research desk with Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, told IANS.”The upcoming US GDP (gross domestic product) figures scheduled for tomorrow’s release will be on focus, being the first crucial data greeting markets after the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) decided to raise US benchmark rates.”Nitasha Shankar, vice president for research with YES Securities said that the Indian markets ended trade higher, amidst thin volumes suggesting a range bound movement for markets.”Further, broader markets gained in line with the headline indices. Market breadth favoured the bulls throughout the day with 1,795 advancing shares against 909 declining,” Shankar told IANS.”All major sectorial indices, barring the pharma index, ended in the green with gains of one percent and higher. Pharma index declined one percent led by a sharp fall in the Sun Pharma stock.”Besides equities, even the Indian rupee gained in the day’s trade. It strengthened by five paise at 66.35 to a US dollar from its previous close of 66.40 to a greenback.Both, the foreign and domestic institutional investors were net buyers in the day’s trade.According to data with stock exchanges, FIIs invested about Rs.37.37 crore, while DIIs bought stocks worth Rs.62.7 crore.Sector-wise, healthy buying was witnessed in banking, automobile, metal, information technology (IT) and FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) stocks.The S&P BSE banking index augmented by 270.70 points, automobile index gained by 153.54 points, metal index increased by 105.48 points, IT index rose by 102.39 points and FMCG index was higher by 97.64 points.On the other hand, healthcare and consumer durables scrip were trading in the red.The S&P BSE healthcare index receded by 86.69 points and consumer durables index declined by 77.73 points.Major Sensex gainers during Monday’s trade were ICICI Bank, up 3.24 percent at Rs.258.20; ONGC, up 3.16 percent at Rs.230.30; ITC, up 2.68 percent at Rs.325.75; Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M), up 2.64 percent at Rs.1,277.15; and Axis Bank, up 2.09 percent at Rs.441.45.The major Sensex losers were Sun Pharma, down 4.55 percent at Rs.754.45; Gail, down 0.97 percent at Rs.336.70; Hindustan Unilever, down 0.81 percent at Rs.852.10; and Asian Paint, down 0.66 percent at Rs.875.05.
United States Federal regulators are investigating complaints that the front passenger seat belts in Hyundai’s Sonata cars broke loose during a crash-like situation and whether the South Korean carmaker should recall about 313,000 such midsize sedans.Also read: Hyundai to showcase Tucson, Sonata hybrid, N Vision 2025, Genesis G90 at Auto Expo The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday initiated the investigation following two complaints that the seat belts detached. However, the federal agency has received about a dozen such complaints from Hyundai owners about defective seat belts from the 2013 model cars. In one of the cases, an injury was also reported due to the seat belt issue.In every case, the owner claimed that the front passenger belt broke away from its anchoring point on the floor, the investigators wrote in a report on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Another vehicle ran the red light and hit us at approximately 45 miles per hour,” an owner from Buena Park, California, said, recalling a crash in August, according to Forbes.”The passenger seat belt failed at the point where the lap restraint attaches to the car running board. The passenger that was wearing the failed seat belt during the accident was 110 pounds while the driver was 270 pounds. The driver’s seat belt functioned as intended.”If the preliminary probe suggests any concern, investigators would extend the probe for further technical analysis, following which a recall may be ordered.In September 2015, Hyundai recalled about 130,000 of its 2015 Sonata models due to an issue related to the front passenger seat belt. That year, the automaker recalled nearly a half-million midsize cars from the 2011 and 2012 models in the US to replace key engine parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.
The government said that it has released a sum of Rs 237.07 crore in the last four years to 12 states under the Green India Mission for afforestation in an area of 87113.86 hectares. Creative CommonsThe Modi government gave green signal to fell at least 1.09 crore trees during 2014-2019 for various development-related works, said Babul Supriyo, the union environment minister of state, in the Lok Sabha on July 26.Supriyo, while responding to a query, said that the highest number of trees (26.9 lakh) were uprooted in 2018-19. He added that the data doesn’t include the number of trees that were destroyed in various forest fires.”Trees are felled for various development purposes with the permission of competent authorities in accordance with the procedure laid down in various Acts. However, the Ministry does not maintain data regarding the cutting of trees due to forest fire,” said Supriyo. Between 2014-2015, 23.3 lakh trees were permitted to be uprooted, 16.9 lakh in 2015-2016, 17.01 lakh in 2016-17 and 25.5 lakh in 2017-18 were uprooted, according to the environment ministry data.The government said that it has released a sum of Rs 237.07 crore in the last four years to 12 states under the Green India Mission for afforestation in an area of 87113.86 hectares and providing alternative energy devices to 56,319 households. (Representational Image)ReutersUnder the National Afforestation Programme, however, the Modi government sanctioned an amount of Rs Rs 328.90 to treat new area of 94,828 hectares during the last four years (2015-16 to 2018-19).
A stock broker looks at a television screen in Mumbai as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents India’s first unified budget on February 1, 2017.IANSSGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a positive start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex rose 141 points or 0.41 percent to close at 34,297 on Thursday.Here are some of the stock recommendations by analysts for Friday:1. Tech MahindraICICI Direct recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 623Current stock price: Rs 610About the company: Tech Mahindra Ltd. develops and markets computer software. The company markets software for telecommunications equipment manufacturers, telecom service providers, software vendors, and systems integrators.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 23 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 17 times forward earnings. Tech Mahindra has a market capitalization of Rs 593 billion.2. Ambuja CementsIIFL recommends ‘Sell’Target Price: Rs 240Current stock price: Rs 256About the company: Ambuja Cements Limited manufactures cement in India. The company owns specially designed ships and terminals for bulk transportation of its products.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 9 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 45 times forward earnings. Ambuja Cements has a market capitalization of Rs 503 billion.3. Punjab National BankMacquarie maintains ‘Underperform’Target Price: Rs 128Current stock price: Rs 128.25About the company: Punjab National Bank provides financial services such as corporate and personal banking, industrial finance, agricultural finance, financing of trade and international banking.Stock Performance: The stock has lost 9 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 43 times forward earnings. Punjab National Bank has a market capitalization of Rs 311 billion.4. Union Bank of IndiaICICI Direct recommends ‘Sell’Target Price: Rs 119Current stock price: Rs 120About the company: Union Bank provides banking services throughout India. The Company’s activities include retail banking, commercial and personal banking, investment management, treasury and NRI services, cash management and assorted ATM facilities.Stock Performance: The stock has lost 15 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 14.4 times forward earnings. Union Bank has a market capitalization of Rs 103 billion.5. Zee EntertainmentMorgan Stanley maintains ‘Overweight’Target Price: Rs 610Current stock price: Rs 570About the company: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited produces and develops Hindi films, serials, game shows and children’s programs.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 11 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 25 times forward earnings. Zee Entertainment has a market capitalization of Rs 548 billion.6. Apollo HospitalsCredit Suisse upgrades to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Neutral’Target Price: Rs 1,450Current stock price: Rs 1,207About the company: Apollo Hospitals owns and operates hospitals in India. The Company also runs a 24-hour pharmacy network via over 120 outlets across India.Stock Performance: The stock has lost 3 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 76 times forward earnings. Apollo Hospitals has a market capitalization of Rs 168 billion.Disclaimer: The recommendations provided by the research analysts are their own, and not that of the website or its management.
Reuters fileIndia hopes to attract more than $1 billion of investment in exploration and production blocks awarded to companies on Tuesday under new rules for auctions of oil and gas fields, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.India awarded 32 blocks in the latest two exploration licensing rounds called the open acreage licensing policy (OALP), which allows companies to carve out any area they want to drill.State-owned Oil India Ltd bagged 12 blocks followed by private resources major Vedanta Ltd with 10. A consortium of Reliance Industries Ltd and BP Plc got one.
A Bangladeshi young man was tortured to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Dabri border area in Thakurgaon’s Haripur upazila early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Abdur Razzak, 22, son of Abdus Sobhan, a resident of Sarkerbosti in Baliadangi upazila.Nayeb subedar Md Shaheed, company commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Dabri border, said that a patrol team of BSF detained Razzak when he illegally entered in the territory of Indian border area adjacent to sub pillar No 2 and main pillar No 367 of the frontier point early morning.Later, they tortured him, leaving critically injured.He was admitted to Kishanganj Hospital of Dinajpur district in Uttar India where he succumbed to his injuries.BGB held a flag meeting with BSF in this regard, added the BGB official.
British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Monday that mainstream politicians must better address public concerns about inequality, immigration and globalisation, or risk losing power to the “politics of division”.Six months after she took office following Britain’s deeply divisive vote to leave the European Union, May said the government should step up to build a stronger, more cohesive society.“We know what happens when mainstream centre-ground politics fails—people embrace the fringe, the politics of division and despair,” the Conservative leader said in a major speech in London.“They turn to those who offer easy answers, who claim to understand people’s problems, and always know what and who to blame.“We see those fringe voices gaining prominence in some countries across Europe today. Voices from the hard left and far right stepping forward and sensing that this is their time.“But they stand on the shoulders of mainstream politicians who have allowed unfairness and division to grow by ignoring the legitimate concerns of ordinary people for too long.”May’s premiership has so far been dominated by preparations for Brexit, as negotiations on the divorce are due to begin with the EU by the end of March.Referencing a speech she made when she took office, May said the referendum vote was partly driven by a sense that people “felt locked out of the political and social discourse in Britain”.Wage stagnation, concern about immigration, job insecurity and the cost of housing must be addressed, she said, repeatedly calling for “solidarity” in society.In a break from Conservative leaders in the past, May said government must step up to address Britain’s generational, financial and geographical divisions.She has promised action on the cost of housing to ease younger people’s concerns, and a new industrial strategy that would help distribute jobs and wealth from London and the prosperous southeast of England across the country.
Share Photo via Twitter @ATLairportA sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. Airport workers delivering food and water to passengers.THE LATEST on a power outage at the Atlanta airport (all times local):1:10 p.m.Georgia Power’s top executive apologized for the power outage that crippled Atlanta’s airport, saying he realized that it inconvenienced thousands of people.CEO Paul Bowers said in a phone interview Monday that a switch gear failed, causing a fire that then spread to cables coming in from two substations. But he said it wasn’t clear what caused the switch gear to fail.Bowers said failures are very rare, but now that they’ve had one, they have to figure out what to do about it going forward. He said they will look at ways to isolate the switch gear and cables from each other, possibly by encasing one or the other in concrete.He said the fire happened in a service tunnel deep under the airport, so it never posed a danger to anyone.___1 p.m.A spokesman for Delta Air Lines says the majority of passengers stranded at the Atlanta airport that lost power have been booked on other flights that will leave Monday.Delta spokesman Michael Thomas said he expected said the airline would be “largely if not completely” back to a normal schedule by Tuesday. That’s well before the peak travel weekend ahead of Christmas Day. Delta is by far the largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.The airline canceled 400 flights system-wide on Monday, mostly because pilots and airplanes weren’t in the right places to make all of the runs. Thomas says Delta added roughly 20 flights, booked passengers on empty seats on regular Monday flights, and found places for them on other airlines.It’s a far cry from April, when a massive thunderstorm outbreak grounded Atlanta flights for most of one day. That caused Delta to cancel about 4,000 flights and take five days to fully recover.___9:15 a.m.Airport operations were resuming Monday morning in Atlanta, a day after a crippling power outage left thousands stranded.The ticketing and baggage areas were a bit backed up, but security lines were moving quickly. Most travelers were patient as the world’s busiest airport recovered from the outage.Georgia Power said a fire in an underground electrical facility caused a sudden power outage around 1 p.m. Sunday. That brought the airport to a standstill and grounded more than a thousand flights.The utility thanked people for their patience in a tweet Monday morning and said all essential services were restored and that an investigation into the cause of the outage was ongoing.___8:20 a.m.Thick fog blanketed Atlanta on Monday morning and authorities said that could lead to additional flight delays a day after a power outage crippled the world’s busiest airport.The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted that Atlanta was among the airports where weather conditions might lead to air traffic delays Monday.Georgia Power said a fire in an underground electrical facility caused a sudden power outage around 1 p.m. Sunday. That brought the airport to a standstill and grounded more than a thousand flights, leaving thousands of people stranded.___7:25 a.m.A former U.S. transportation secretary was among the travelers stuck on a plane as a power outage paralyzed Atlanta’s airport, the world’s busiest.Anthony Foxx, who served under former President Barack Obama, tweeted Sunday that he was stuck on a plane for hours.“Total and abject failure here at ATL Airport today,” he tweeted, adding that there is “no excuse for lack of workable redundant power source. NONE!”Georgia Power said a fire in an underground electrical facility caused a sudden power outage around 1 p.m. Sunday. That brought the airport to a standstill and grounded more than a thousand flights, leaving thousands of people stranded.In another tweet, Foxx said the problem was “compounded by confusion and poor communication.”Once he was off the plane, Foxx tweeted that he hoped to rent a car to drive to Charlotte, North Carolina, to catch a flight Monday morning.___6:50 a.m.Passengers were being urged Monday morning to check with airlines for flight information as operations resumed in Atlanta following a power outage at the world’s busiest airport.A tweet early Monday from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said airport concessionaires and the security lines are open.Georgia Power said a fire in an underground electrical facility caused a sudden power outage around 1 p.m. Sunday. That brought the airport to a standstill and grounded more than a thousand flights, leaving thousands of people stranded.Power was restored around midnight.Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is the hardest hit airline. In a tweet, the airline urged travelers to use its mobile app or website for booking assistance and updated flight status. Delta was also allowing people traveling to, from or through Atlanta through Tuesday to make a one-time change for no fee.___4:10 a.m.While power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, the travel woes will linger for days.Thousands of people are stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush.A sudden power outage caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the airport to a standstill Sunday about 1 p.m.Delta, with its biggest hub operation in Atlanta, will be hardest hit.Robert Mann, an aviation consultant and former American Airlines executive, said it likely will be Tuesday before Delta’s operations return to normal, and for passengers “it could be most of the week” because there aren’t many open seats on other flights in the last week before Christmas.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The University System of Maryland says three universities in the state are rescinding honorary degrees awarded to comedian and actor Bill Cosby.The Baltimore Sun reports the System’s Board of Regents announced the revocations Friday. The board says it received requests to revoke the degrees after Cosby was convicted in April of multiple counts of sexual assault. The requests were submitted by the University of Baltimore, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby leaves Montgomery County Courthouse after a hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)System Chancellor Robert Caret says the revocations send a message that “sexual misconduct will not be tolerated, much less honored.”Cosby faces sentencing Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com