Fans cheer on historic Gor, Everton clash

first_img“The team played very well but they need to make better choices with the passes they make. If they keep playing the way they do, and work more on their final passes, I think they have a chance of being a very good team,” one of the Everton fans named Jack told Capital Sport.Former Tusker FC and KCB midfielder David Etale, a former British soldier now living in the United Kingdom was very pleased to see Gor come to England and get some invaluable experience and he noted they will get back home a better team.“Gor played very well and I am happy to have been here to witness and seeing my former team-mates like Boniface Oluoch,”Kenyan fans turned out in large numbers to watch champions Gor Mahia during their SportPesa Trophy friendly match at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom on November 6, 2018.“As a former player this is a good experience for them to see the kind of level here. They have experienced a different culture and leave here with big memories to share with people back home,” Etale told Capital Sport.He added; “This is a chance we couldn’t get as players back in our days and seeing them here is so much joy. They have taken their chance and I hope they don’t go back home without lessons.”Apart from Kenyans, there were other Africans as well cheering on Gor and they were equally happy, though some were not too pleased that they lost with such a huge margin.“We are here to support our fellow black boys and they did very well. The first goalkeeper wasn’t really very good but the second one was better. But the number 6 (Shafik Batambuze) and the big midfielder (Ernest Wendo) were the best for me. The number six especially, that boy is good. I enjoyed his game,” a fan from Zimbabwe said.Gor Mahia fans enjoying after the game at Goodison ParkAnother from Uganda added; “I was happy to see a Kenya team here because they are our neighbors and I love Kenya.”Another Ugandan fan, identified as Frank was also pleased with the performance of the team and his fellow countryman Batambuze’s who he tipped to get into the Uganda Cranes starting team.“I think considering Everton put up a good line up, the Kenyans did really well. The boys were not kind of used to the ground, the touch of the grass, other than that we did really well. If he (Batambuze) keeps pushing that line, he will become a really good footballer,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000They braved the cold, to cheer on the Kenyan champions during their SportPesa Trophy friendly match at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom on November 6, 2018.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 8 – An estimated 5,000 fans were in attendance on Tuesday night as Kenya’s reigning league champions Gor Mahia took on Everton FC at Goodison Park in Liverpool, United Kingdom.The fans, a good percentage of which were Kenyan and others of African descent were left praising Gor’s attitude despite their 4-0 humbling, saying their experience was worth the long trip.last_img read more

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House votes to build a border fence

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Republican leaders put off consideration of a guest worker program advocated by President George W. Bush as a lasting solution to the illegal immigration problem. By removing nonbinding language expressing the sense that the economy needs temporary immigrant workers, GOP leaders also secured the votes of several Southern California Republicans who staunchly oppose illegal immigration. They also refused to allow a vote on a volatile proposal to deny citizenship to babies born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. Californians frustrated with levels of illegal immigration called the bill a small but needed step in immigration reform. An estimated 3 million undocumented people live in the state. “People are just flying in here. There’s too many people and they’re not assimilating,” said Bill Clausen, a security guard from Buellton, in Santa Barbara County. “There’s crime, there’s big-time racial tensions in our schools, and I also see the blame and wrath is being directed at the immigrants themselves. It should be directed at our government and Mexico’s government.” Democrats and immigration advocates blasted it as a sham that neither rids the country of illegal immigrants nor gives them an opportunity to obtain legal status. Many also said they fear sweeping provisions that make all illegal immigrants into felons. Currently entering the country illegally is a felony but being in the U.S. illegally is a civil offense. In addition, they said the bill applies criminal penalties to anyone who assists an illegal immigrant, a description they criticized as so broad it could include churches, clinics and social agencies that provide services without asking questions about legal status. “Many of our families are mixed families where we may have undocumented members,” said Eun Sook Lee, director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium in Los Angeles, raising the specter of men and women arrested for failing to turn in family members. “We could be charged with breaking the law because we serve people who are undocumented,” added Angela Sanbrano, who runs the Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles. She said she fears that the bill will start a “witch hunt.” “People will see that it’s a mean-spirited effort to try to keep immigrants from coming into this country and getting the ones that are here to leave,” she said. “I think it’s going to alienate the voters from the Republican Party.” GOP leaders refused to hear an amendment by Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, that would prohibit pregnant women from entering the U.S. and another ensuring that anyone seeking mortgage credit be a citizen or legal resident. The Rules Committee, led by Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, also blocked an amendment by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, that would have authorized $1 billion to reimburse local governments the costs of incarcerating illegal aliens. The bill now moves to the Senate, where its future is uncertain. Majority Leader Bill Frist has vowed to take it up early next year. Whatever emerges is likely to include some type of program granting illegal immigrants the opportunity to obtain legal status. Staunch House opponents of illegal immigration have vowed to oppose the bill and to undermine Republicans on other issues if the final version includes a guest worker program. “I’m very skeptical that you will ever see this bill coming back here,” said Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, who favors enabling illegal agricultural workers to obtain legal status and, eventually, U.S. citizenship. “There are major obstacles to getting it beyond this point,” said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., an immigration hardliner who favored an even stiffer bill including one that denied citizenship to babies of illegal immigrants born in America. But, he said, “That’s a fight to fight tomorrow.” Lisa Friedman, (202) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Far-reaching legislation that turns America’s estimated 11 million illegal aliens into felons passed the House late Friday after a raging two-day debate. The bill passed 239-182 largely along party lines after Republicans beat back a last-ditch attempt by Democrats to scuttle it. The legislation authorizes construction of a fence along 698 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border and makes employees responsible for knowing the immigration status of their workers. Anyone who hires an illegal immigrant could be fined as much as $25,000 per worker. It encourages state and local police agencies to enforce immigration laws and lets them use first-responder grant money to do so. It also ends the “catch and release” policy for illegal non-Mexicans and imposes tougher penalties for smuggling and illegal re-entry. last_img read more

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‘We must write our own history’

first_img18 February 2014Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has encouraged South Africans, especially those who were close to or were part of the liberation struggle, to write more books about the political history of the country.Mashatile said this would help preserve the country’s heritage by imparting the story of the political struggle to generations to come.Speaking at the launch of The Future We Chose: Emerging Perspectives on The Centenary of the ANC in Cape Town on Friday, Mashatile said his department would support book projects that contributed to preserving South Africa’s arts and heritage.“The Department of Arts and Culture, among many of its responsibilities, encourages the writing of books – especially in indigenous languages – as well as the reading of books [that] tell the true story of who we are as South African people. I encourage us all to write books,” Mashatile said.He added that while there were books by people who were very critical about South Africa, “we should write more about ourselves so that there is proper discourse out there”.‘Tell a good story’“All those who have got the energy to write, please let us get together. Let’s write more and more books so that we can impart good heritage to the young generation. We must be able to tell a good story of this great nation,” he said.The Future We Chose was edited by commentator and writer Busani Ngcaweni, who approached ANC leaders and stalwarts to contribute chapters on their perspectives of the liberation movement’s centenary celebrations and history.The book explores the events and narratives that define South Africa’s oldest political organisation.Among the senior politicians who contributed to the 19-chapter book is Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who attended the launch. Planning Minister Trevor Manuel was also there.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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Helping Those Who Won’t Help Themselves

first_imgYou can’t want something for someone who doesn’t want it for themselves. It doesn’t matter that you can see what they could become, that you see talent being wasted, or that a potential financial gain is being lost. Until they want it for themselves, nothing you do will make a difference.Some have too little ambition, even though you see the talent. Others have too small a vision for themselves, even though you see what they cannot yet see. Some are lazy, some are fearful, some prefer the role of victim, even though you know they have power they don’t yet recognize.You can make introductions. You can offer advice and help develop plans. You can spend time coaching and mentoring the individual in whom you see something more, something bigger. But your actions won’t result in anything other than your frustration unless the person you are trying to help decides to exercise their own initiative and take action.The challenge here isn’t to offer your help providing opportunities, coaching, mentoring, or even doing the work that might help the person who won’t take action on their own. The challenge is in helping them change their mind about what they should want for themselves, about what they are truly capable of, about who they could become.The only real help you can offer the person in whom you see greater things is to help them change their beliefs, their mindset, their attitude, and their vision. And these are the most difficult areas in which to make a difference. Unless and until they decide to believe something different, and unless they take action on their own, all of your efforts are for naught.last_img read more

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Tour Diary Men’s 50’s

first_imgAfter victory over the Kiwis in Game 2 on Saturday and taking the series the team completed our ice baths and headed back to the hotel for a swim and relax, followed by a team dinner. There was still some concern in our camp for our winger Pete Knowles  who was knocked out in game one and still feeling quite poorly. After dinner the team, minus Pete, headed out to catch the Cowboys versus Raiders NRL match as guests of  former ACT and Australian Touch Footballer turned Cowboys coach Neil Henry. After the match the players did a bit of mingling with the Raiders who were guests at the accommodation for dinner. A tired bunch of the players then went  to their rooms to watch a bit of World Cup Soccer action, but most didn’t make the kick off. On Sunday we had an early breakfast, and final preparations for the remaining match. There was some concern for a few injured players but nobody was going to miss an opportunity to represent their country and assist in a clean sweep of the tournament. It was a great start to the game for the Aussies, shooting out to an early 3-0 lead. The Kiwis kept coming and pulled back one touchdown to leave us with a 5-1 lead at half time. A solid and equal second half from both teams had the final score at 8-3. Coach Budgie  gave the boys a post match debrief, and stalwart Mick McCall informed his team mates he has played his last game  of Representative Touch (retirement should be kind). At three games to nil, it was a job well done for the Men’s 50’s, and we now prepare to celebrate the victory with the Australian function tonight.Garry Lawless – Men’s 50’s Captainlast_img read more

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Talking Touch – August

first_imgThere was some fantastic media coverage of Touch Football in the month of August, including the NRL-TFA announcement as well as the announcement that Coffs Harbour will host the 2015 World Cup.To view the stories, please click on the links below.NRL and Touch Football Australia PartnershipThe National Rugby League and Touch Football Australia have today launched an historic sporting partnership.http://www.nrl.com/nrl-and-touch-football-australia-partnership/tabid/10874/newsid/74000/default.aspx NRL to grow via Touch Football: CEOWith Touch Football finally under its wing, rugby league is en route to being the game of the people.http://www.nrl.com/nrl-to-grow-via-touch-football-ceo/tabid/10874/newsid/74008/default.aspx Merger puts NRL in touch with 2m player baseThe NRL and Touch Football Australia launched a historic sporting partnership last week representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport.http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/merger-puts-nrl-in-touch-with–2m-player-base-20130813-2rujo.html Touch of skill shown to form partnershipThe NRL and Touch Football Australia launched a historic sporting partnership last week representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/touch-of-skill-shown-to-form-partnership-20130813-2ruje.html Touch Footy and NRL join forcesThey peg it as the “greatest game of all” and now it’s set to be the biggest game of all, with the announcement yesterday that NRL and Touch Football Australia will join forces.http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/touch-footy-and-nrl-join-forces/story-fni3fbgz-1226696613642 Touch Football and Rugby League join forcesTouch Football associations and rugby league clubs are expected to benefit from a new sporting partnership launched yesterday.http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/1703210/touch-football-and-rugby-league-join-forces/?cs=12 NRL reminds ASADA it expects a fair goSmith was joined at Allianz Stadium yesterday along with a host of NRL stars including Sonny Bill Williams, Anthony Minichiello, Josh Morris, Matt King and Beau Champion to announce a partnership with TFA. The new agreement will bring more than 1.03 million participants together playing in competitions under a joint NRL-TFA banner.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-reminds-asada-it-expects-a-fair-go/story-fnca0von-1226696609630NRL to grow via Touch Football: CEOWith Touch Football finally under its wing, rugby league is en route to being the game of the people.http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1800045/NRL-to-grow-via-touch-football-CEO  NRL, Touch merger merger must benefit allTaree Touch president Graham Goodwin hopes the agreement announced this week between the NRL and Touch Football Australia will benefit the game at all levels.http://www.manningrivertimes.com.au/story/1709782/nrl-touch-merger-must-benefit-all/ Nice touch boosts both codesTouch Football has unearthed some of the biggest names in the NRL.Wests Tigers star Benji Marshall represented Australia at touch footy, while Warriors halfback and Panthers fullback Matt Moylan were outstanding junior players.http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/touch-football-unearthed-biggest-names/1983583/World Cup Coming to CoffsCoffs Harbour Council has won its bid to host the Touch Football World Cup in 2015.http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2013/08/07/world-cup-coming-to-coffs/Touch World Cup on the way (video)A Mid North Coast city has been chosen to host the 2015 Touch Football World Cup. http://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n1/news/a/-/national/18401870/touch-world-cup-on-the-way-video /Coffs Harbour selected as host city for 2015 Touch Football World CupHundreds of international Touch Football players will converge on the Coffs Coast in about two years time.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-07/coffs-harbour-selected-as-host-city-for-2015-touch-football-wor/4871038Touch Football World Cup coming to Coffs Harbour in 2015Touch Football players from around the globe are coming as Coffs Harbour announced as host of 2015 FIT Touch Football World Cup.http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/touch-football-world-cup-coming-coffs-harbour-2015/1975123/Glory for under 14’s girlsA special  group of friends battled to claim the NSW Touch Football under 14s title in February, and last night soared with the same tenacity to be crowned Junior Team of the Year when the Wagga Sports Awards were announced.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/1738377/glory-for-under-14s-girls/?cs=149 Three decades of Touch: from humble beginnings to hosting international gamesWhat a year 1983 was. It was the year Star Wars: Return of the Jedi opened in cinemas, Australian Dick Smith completed his solo circumnavigation in a helicopter, Bob Hawke became Prime Minister then famously said: “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum.” – after Australia II won the America’s Cup and touch football was born in Mudgee.Three decades on and the Mudgee Touch Association will celebrate their 30th anniversary tomorrow night with a special dinner at the Mudgee Golf Club.http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/1741878/three-decades-of-touch-from-humble-beginnings-to-hosting-international-games/?cs=1233 Rocky to host Junior State Touch Football Titles this weekendRiley Huggers and Tamika Upton will vie for Queensland team selection as the Junior State Touch Football Titles kick off in Rockhampton.Rockhampton’s Cyril Connell Touch Football fields will be alive with action this weekend as teams from all over the state battle it out in the junior championships.http://www.cqnews.com.au/news/rocky-to-hjunior-state-touch-football-titles/2003580/ Redlands players make national Touch finalsThree Redlands under-12 touch football players will represent Queensland at the national titles in October. Thornlands State School’s Manaia McIntyre, Birkdale South State School’s Bradley Russell and Sheldon College’s Drew Price were selected for the side after playing in the Metropolitan East team at the state competition in Caboolture.http://www.baysidebulletin.com.au/story/1694722/redlands-players-make-national-touch-finals/Summer fun for all agesCanberra Times, 16/08/2013Community: Touch football is a great way to keep fit and healthy, build confidence and make new friends.Touch Football ACT is set to begin its 2013 summer season.Junior competitions will be running in Gungahlin (Amaroo), Belconnen (Kippax), Canberra City (Southwell Park, Lyneham), Woden (Deakin), Tuggeranong (Wanniassa) and Narrabundah (Boomanulla Oval). All competitions are played in school years, so players can form a team with their friends from school and run around together.Costs per player are $65 for kindergarten to year 4 and $85 for years 5 to 10, with no further costs to be paid for the entire season. The summer season runs during term four, starting in week 1 (October 14). Nominations are now open, and close September 16.Touch Football ACT also runs adult competitions all year round, and will be launching its 2013/14 summer domestic season in October as well. Costs are $1200 per team to enter any competition in Gungahlin, Canberra City or Woden. Be quick – places fill very quickly in its competitions and nominations also close September 16.If refereeing is more your thing, Touch Football ACT pays its referees $20 per game for senior touch.For more information, phone 6212 2880 or visit www.acttouch.com.auState representation turns into family affairChronicle (Toowoomba), 21/08/2013Touch Football is a family affair for Chloe and Lachlan Watt.The siblings both play club football every week for Saints, along with their parents Kellie and Geoff Ryan.And now they will represent Queensland together at the National Schools Championships in Darwin in October.Chloe is the older sibling at 14 and she has played for Queensland once before.Chloe said she was determined make the team again after helping the Darling Downs under-15 girls finish fifth at the state titles.“I’ve made Darling Downs the last couple of years. I guess there was a little bit of pressure to make the Queensland team again but it’s exciting,” she said.“It’s an honour to play for Queensland.”Lachlan, 12, will make his Queensland debut at nationals.Despite only being in the under-12 school team, Lachlan has shown he can excel at the higher level, playing for the Saints A-grade men.He has also represented Darling Downs in rugby league but said he preferred the faster pace of touch.“They’re good sports, but they’re a lot different,” he said.“It’s more contact in rugby league but you need a bit more speed in touch and you’ve got to be fitter too.”Nationals will be a rare opportunity for the siblings to play at the same competition.Chloe said she could have some advice for her brother but admitted there was a bit of a friendly rivalry there so Lachlan probably wouldn’t listen.“I’d tell him just run hard and play well, but he’ll just do his own thing,” she said.“I’ve made two Queensland teams so there’s a bit of pressure on him,” she joked.Mum Kellie said Chloe and Lachlan always pushed one another to play their best.“They are competitive against each other and they push each other to their potential,” she said.If you see a story from your local area that you’d like to see on the Touch Football Australia website, please email [email protected] Related LinksTalking Touchlast_img read more

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a month agoPSG coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Man Utd

first_imgPSG coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel is being linked with Manchester United.United sees him as an alternative to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the Red Devils boss fail to improve results, says Le 10 Sport.The Old Trafford-based club gave Solskjaer a three-year contract just six months ago.Barcelona are also interested in hiring PSG boss Tuchel.The Red Devils failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League last campaign in which Solskjaer took over half way through. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Disney Cruise Line Adds One to Meyer Werft Orderbook

first_imgzoom The US-based cruise company Disney Cruise Line has decided to further expand its fleet as it added a third vessel to its orderbook.The first two vessels under the company’s next phase of expansion were ordered in March 2016 from Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard. The new cruise ship will also be constructed by the same yard.The earlier ordered ships are scheduled to be finalized in 2021 and 2023, respectively, while the third newbuilding is set to be completed in 2022.Disney Cruise Line said that all ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development. The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size of around 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned, slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said.last_img read more

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Ottawa to purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel Sajjan

first_imgHALIFAX – Concern over a potential lack of work for Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding turned to cheers Friday as the federal government announced it would purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told hundreds of workers gathered in the vast facility on the Halifax waterfront that the vessel would be built in Halifax.His announcement came a day after Ottawa revealed plans to divvy up $7 billion in maintenance and repair contracts for navy frigates among three shipyards — a move that set off alarms for workers at the Halifax yard.The federal government had previously committed to five Arctic and offshore patrol vessels and had been considering a sixth, before Sajjan made his announcement.He told the assembled workers the decision would boost Canada’s naval capabilities at home and abroad “for decades to come.”“By adding a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel we are ensuring that our Royal Canadian Navy remains an agile and responsive naval force for years to come, so that Canada can continue to assert and enforce our arctic sovereignty.”Sajjan’s announcement brought an end to Irving’s fight to land at least six of the vessels.In October 2014, The Canadian Press reported that the former Conservative government had scaled back its original plan to buy between six and eight vessels, choosing instead to buy five with an option for a sixth.Irving president Kevin McCoy said at the time the company still fully expected “to sign a contract to build the first six ships exactly as planned and scheduled.”“There should be no concerns about that. It’s all systems go from that perspective.”On Friday, Sajjan wouldn’t tell reporters when the decision to proceed with six ships was made.“We had to go through our own analysis to determine if a sixth Arctic patrol vessel was going to be needed,” said Sajjan. “A determination was made, advice was given and we made a decision as a cabinet.”The company is set to deliver the first of the vessels next summer and is in the process of building three more. The ships will be tasked with patrolling Canadian waters including the Arctic.Irving said construction of the second and third vessels — to be known as HMCS Margaret Brooke and HMCS Max Bernays — is already well underway, and construction of a fourth is set to begin later this year.McCoy said a sixth vessel means help in retaining jobs at the yard because it represents a significant narrowing of a gap between when the last of the vessels are completed sometime in 2024 and work begins on the Canadian Surface Combatant program.McCoy said although no layoffs are planned at this point, a number of things have to happen to ensure steady work.“What the minister announced today solves about half of a three-year problem and we are continuing to have dialogue on how we collectively solve the other half,” McCoy said.He said company officials met with Sajjan and the federal minister of procurement Carla Qualtrough in Ottawa on Thursday. McCoy said a number of options are under consideration in terms of finding work for the yard.“We are looking at other options together, maybe some international sales, additional arctic ships, potentially even accelerating construction of the Canadian surface combatant. And along with that we got a very good commitment to keep Halifax class maintenance here as well.”On Thursday, Ottawa said the maintenance and repair contracts for the existing frigates would be shared by Irving Shipbuilding, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, B.C., and Davie Shipbuilding in Levis, Que.Sajjan deflected questions about how much frigate maintenance work would remain in Halifax, choosing instead to stress the importance of his announcement.“This is about sending a tremendous message to Atlantic Canada, Halifax and the rest of Canada as well,” Sajjan said.He also promised that all 15 of the surface combat ships would be “built right here in Halifax.”Union local president David Baker-Mosher said Friday’s announcement should allow for more continuity at the yard, which is the workers’ main concern.“The additional work can close the gap,” he said. “Also we have to get a determined design for the future combatants so we can bring that closer to the end of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships program.”last_img read more

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