Albany, NY -September 30, 2013 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today joins all New Yorkers in wishing a happy 70th birthday to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. After recognizing the need to standardize training aboard vessels, Congress passed the landmark Merchant Marine Act in 1936, and two years later, the U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps was established. The Merchant Marine Academy’s campus was dedicated on September 30, 1943. A message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt read the Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy. Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and recognize the invaluable contributions of the Merchant Marine Cadet Corps, Governor Cuomo said. Members of the Merchant Marines have served New York and the United States both in foreign military conflicts and domestic emergency situations, and we are grateful for their service. Graduates of the Merchant Marine Academy have participated in every war and conflict since World War II. They were instrumental in providing support after 9/11 by assisting in the evacuation of civilians as well as the transportation of first responders and supplies to and from Ground Zero. Today, graduates may elect to fulfill their service obligation by working as licensed officers on U.S. flagged merchant vessels, as civilians in the maritime industry, or as active duty officers in any branch of the armed forces of the United States.
You dont get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what youre supposed to be doing anyway or just because theres a law there you dont like”: US President Barack Obama. Photo: AP A partial federal government shutdown could cost the US at least $US300 million ($320 million) a day in lost economic output at the start, according to IHS Inc. Thats a fraction of the countrys $US15.7 trillion economy, and the impact is likely to grow over time as skittish consumers and businesses stay on the sidelines. Obama earlier signed emergency legislation ensuring that wages will continue for service members. He says ongoing operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere will continue and the US will ensure those in harms way have what they need. The threats to our national security have not changed, and we need you to be ready for any contingency, Obama said. The president warned however that many non essential civilian contractors, unlike their colleagues in uniform, wont be paid. Chances of a last-minute deal – seen so often in past fiscal fights – evaporated shortly before midnight as the House stood firm on its call to delay major parts of President Barack Obamas health-care law for a year. Senate Democrats were equally firm in refusing. As the US government sped toward shutdown, lawmakers lobbed dead-end proposals across the Capitol and began blaming each other for failing to come up with a way to fund the government. The House voted 228-201 to pass its third version of a short-term extension of government funding in the past 10 days. Each attempt linked averting a shutdown to major changes to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, and each drew veto threats from US President Barack Obama. About an hour later, the Senate rejected that plan on a 54-46 vote, putting pressure on House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the Republicans.
United States government shutdown begins as Congress hits dead end
Attorneys Office September 30, 2013 Middle District of Florida (904) 301-6300 JACKSONVILLEActing United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Aaron M. Richardson (24, Jacksonville) with a number of federal offenses, including the attempted murder of United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan. In addition to the attempted murder of a sitting United States District Judge, the indictment also charges Richardson with federal firearm offenses involving the possession and discharge of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. The indictment also charges Richardson with failure to attend court hearings and making numerous false statements to the FBI and his supervising probation officer. Finally, the indictment alleges that Richardson impersonated a captain in the United States Navy. In total, the indictment charges Richardson with committing 25 separate federal offenses. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Richardson that the United States intends to forfeit a Savage Arms .30-06 rifle and Winchester ammunition used during the attempted murder. According to the indictment and court records, Judge Corrigan previously convicted and sentenced Richardson for attempting to make an incendiary device in a 2008 case.
United States Steel Corporation : U. S. Steel Introduces ACRYLUME E PLUS™ as New Member of the ACRYLUME® Family
S. Steel Introduces ACRYLUME E PLUS as New Member of the ACRYLUME Family 09/30/2013 | 02:10pm US/Eastern Recommend: 0 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2013/ PRNewswire / — United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is pleased to announce the addition of a new high-quality, value-added product to our lineup of construction steels that supports green building design and practices, positively impacting these projects’ environmental sustainability. ACRYLUME E PLUS Coated Steel Sheet, a new coated flat-rolled steel that has a chromium-free clear emissive polymer coating, provides all of the quality and performance attributes inherent of ACRYLUME with improved thermal emittance. U. S. Steel’s new ACRYLUME E PLUS offers the environmentally conscious metal building construction industry a chromium-free emissive acrylic coating on GALVALUME Coated Steel Sheet, which is designed to meet challenging solar reflectance and thermal emittance regulations. Prior to the introduction of this product, the emissivity requirements could only be met through pre-painted GALVALUME products. ACRYLUME E PLUS also meets numerous European Union environmental directives including Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH). The original ACRYLUME, which meets all current environmental guidelines in the United States, will continue to be available to customers for commonly used applications such as metal roofing and siding. The new ACRYLUME E PLUS provides users with the same benefits as traditional ACRYLUME. ACRYLUME set the standard for enhancing the outstanding corrosion protection of GALVALUME Coated Steel Sheet by sealing it in a tough, clear polymer coating. As with ACRYLUME and ACRYLUME CF, ACRYLUME E PLUS also minimizes staining and discoloration issues during storage, handling and installation, and both products can be used in the same end-use applications. In addition, neither product requires the application of lubricants prior to roll forming, thus they can be delivered to a job site free from slippery substances, providing customers with increased safety during handling and installation. For more information, please visit our website at www.ussteel.com or call (877) 798-7909 to speak to a U. S.