Rugby World reveals 50 Most Influential People in Rugby

first_imgAgustin PichotEddie JonesSteve HansenBill BeaumontPaul GozeDan CarterFikile MbalulaMark McCaffertyDavid PocockNigel MelvilleFor the full list of 50, see Rugby World’s September issue – on sale tomorrow.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In Rugby World’s September issue, we have compiled the ultimate list of rugby’s movers and shakers – and we have named Agustin Pichot as the most influential person in rugby.The former Argentina scrum-half and newly-appointed World Rugby vice-chairman tops our list of the 50 most influential people in the sport.Pichot has already helped Argentina secure entry to the Rugby Championship and Super Rugby competitions, as well as play a part in restoring the sport to the Olympics after a 92-year hiatus. He’s wasted no time putting rugby’s residency rules high on the agenda and is set to be a driving force behind shaping a global season.As renowned rugby journalist Stephen Jones writes in our September issue: “It is possible to tower over Gus Pichot and still feel in awe of him. He is now without doubt the best administrator produced by a non-foundation union of all time.”Powerful pair: Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot are both in Rugby World’s top four. Photo: InphoEngland’s 2016 renaissance is reflected by Eddie Jones securing second spot on the list. The straight-talking Australian has led England to a Six Nations Grand Slam, a first series whitewash of Australia on home soil and an unbeaten nine-game run to push them to No 2 in the world rankings.World Cup-winning coach Steve Hansen, who has just extended his contract with the All Blacks to 2019, is close behind, while new World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont is in fourth place. The former England captain is a respected statesman in the world game and exudes rugby’s values.The Top 14’s growing financial influence as the richest league in the world makes it a honey pot for the game’s superstars, so its chief Paul Goze is highly placed. The top-ranked player in the list is Dan Carter, the world’s top point-scorer and a poster boy for the sport for a decade.Lovely bubbly: Dan Carter is the highest ranked player on the list. Photo: InphoPolitics is never far from the surface in sport and South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has exerted his power by dictating Springbok selection policy through the country’s transformation laws, even banning the governing body from bidding for the 2023 Rugby World Cup for not complying quickly enough.center_img Closer to home, Mark McCafferty, Premiership Rugby’s chief executive, and No 1 on the list in 2014, is eighth. Fresh from a £200m+ deal with the RFU and emboldened by BT Sport’s lucrative contract, McCafferty has put the English league into an enviable financial position and driven it to new frontiers.The only other player to join Carter in the top 10 is David Pocock, the Wallaby loose forward. For many, Pocock was the player of the World Cup and his principles on human rights matters set him as a man apart in a team game.Wallaby wonder: Australia’s David Pocock in action during last year’s World Cup. Photo: InphoReturning to England after a decade in the US is former scrum-half Nigel Melville, who has a wide-ranging role for the game’s biggest and richest union, the RFU.Rugby World editor Owain Jones said compiling the list was an exhaustive process. “We canvassed the opinions of the game’s most informed journalists from all corners of the globe before putting together a panel to debate the merits of those put forward. That panel included RPA chairman Christian Day and former England fly-half Rob Andrew. We are in no doubt that our list, which runs extensively over 36 pages, is essential reading for any rugby fan interested in how our game is shaped.”Here’s the top ten of Rugby World’s Most Influential People in Rugby… In the latest issue of Rugby World, we rank rugby’s powerbrokerslast_img read more

Sightsavers’ appeal launched with live broadcast of sight-restoring operation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sightsavers’ appeal launched with live broadcast of sight-restoring operation [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4MtG17Twg8[/youtube]All donations to the A Million Miracles appeal from the UK public will be match funded by the UK government’s UK Aid programme for the first three months of the appeal.Winesi’s bandages will be removed today at 1.30pm BST. The campaign is being promoted with the hashtag #SeeTheMiracle. Sightsavers has launched its largest fundraising appeal to date and is using live video to demonstrate the impact it can achieve. Its A Million Miracles campaign aims to raise £30 million to provide sight-restoring surgery for one million people living in developing countries.The campaign was launched with a live broadcast of a man undergoing a sight-restoring operation in a hospital in Malawi. The six minute cataract operation will mean that 69-year-old Winesi March will be able to see his baby grandson for the first time when his bandages are removed today, World Sight Day.The broadcast was hosted by YouTuber Doug Armstrong on a Google Hangout. He was joined by Dr Gerald Msukwa, one of only a few ophthalmologists in Malawi, talked through the simple procedure.Dr Msukwa said:“Yesterday Winesi could not farm his land, see his family or walk to the market without the constant support of his dedicated wife. Tomorrow he tells me he will dance across the river by his home to work. The operation only costs £30 but will help him feed his family for years to come.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 October 2014 | News Tagged with: Individual giving matched giving YouTube  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Rep. Chu Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeauty Today, the House voted 316-113 to pass a $1.1 trillion bill to fund the government through 2016. The omnibus spending bill provides appropriations for all government agencies at the higher levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement that replaced much of the Sequester and includes health coverage for 9/11 first responders, a two-year delay of the ACA “Cadillac Tax”, funding for environmental programs, and more. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who voted for the omnibus, released the following statement:After long bipartisan negotiations, I am glad that we were able to do the right thing for our constituents and country and vote to keep the government open without the destructive and partisan policy riders that some wanted. The Production Tax Credit and the Solar Investment Tax Credit will help us move towards the clean energy commitments necessary to slow global warming. And the three year extension of Land and Water Conservation Fund will help ensure our stewardship of our environment. For California, this bill will mean an additional $1.2 billion in funding for Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund projects and $100 million for western drought response – double the amount in last year’s bill. And I am particularly excited that the final omnibus included language from my bill, the CREED Act, that will extend the Small Business Administration’s successful 504 loan refinancing program, allowing thousands of small business owners to free up more capital for growth and hiring.“I am deeply disappointed that this package includes a provision to lift the crude oil export ban, a policy I strongly oppose and voted against this year. But while this bill was not perfect, it offers much needed assurance that we can keep our government functioning while also supporting a number of priorities that will help families, economy, and our environment. I applaud our leadership for their work and hope to continue this bipartisan cooperation in the year ahead.”The FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill passed both the House and Senate chambers on December 18, 2015, and now awaits the President’s signature. Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Rep. Chu Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill Published on Friday, December 18, 2015 | 12:24 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Chu, Schiff Vote in Favor of Relief Packages Which Would Aid Local Businesses

first_imgGovernment Chu, Schiff Vote in Favor of Relief Packages Which Would Aid Local Businesses Local elected officials support billions for businesses By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7:24 pm 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Rep Judy Chu (l) and Rep Adam Schiff (r)Pasadena’s elected officials in Congress — Judy Chu and Adam Schiff — voted to support relief packages that would aid local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act will increase appropriations for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from $349 billion to $670.355 billion, including $310 billion for loans.The bill also establishes a set-aside of $30 billion specifically for community banks and smaller lenders with between $10 billion and $50 billion in assets and an additional $30 billion for institutions with less than $10 billion.The set-aside does not prevent these lenders from accessing the remaining PPP funds available for all lenders. The bill also increases appropriations for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) emergency grant program from $10 billion to $20 billion, makes agricultural enterprises with fewer than 500 employees eligible for EIDL loans and grants, and increases appropriations for Disaster Loans by $50 billion.This bill also includes $75 billion in additional appropriations for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to reimburse health care providers for expenses or lost revenue that are attributable to the coronavirus. And it provides $25 billion for expenses related to COVID-19 testing, including $11 billion for States and localities to develop, purchase, administer, process, and analyze COVID-19 tests.“Our twin priorities right now are to contain this virus and reopen our economy. But we cannot do either until we have an accurate count of who has been infected. This has been impossible, though, because of the severe shortage of COVID-19 tests across the nation, including here in the San Gabriel Valley. That’s why I’m so proud that Democrats fought to include $25 billion in this package to expand our testing capacity,” Chu said.The House also voted to create a House Select Committee dedicated to overseeing the trillions in relief spending Congress has authorized to respond to the pandemic and the associated economic crash.“Americans are hurting, small businesses are struggling to stay open, and people across the nation are calling for more testing – and today’s relief package will begin to address some of those issues,” Schiff said. “But we need to be clear-eyed – we are going to need to do more before this over, a lot more This additional funding will provide emergency assistance to small businesses who really need it, hospitals and community health centers, and a national testing strategy which must be established in order to safely reopen the economy. Even as we pass this legislation, we continue to work on additional legislation that will prioritize funding for states and localities, hazard pay for frontline workers, and much more.” Make a comment Subscribe Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Minister says LUH staff will be offered vaccine within the week

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 4, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter A senior Government Minister says it’s his belief that staff at Letterkenny University Hospital will be offered the Covid-19 vaccine in the coming days. Elsewhere, well over 3,500 people have had their first vaccine shot in the last week — with clinics to be extended nationwide in the coming days.It’s after two thousand health workers were vaccinated in Cork City hospitals in the last three days alone.It had led to some concern over the timeframe of when jab would be rolled out at Letterkenny.But speaking on today’s Nine Til Noon Show, Minister Charlie McConalogue says that he expects to see progress in the week ahead:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/charlieLUHvaccine1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Google+center_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Minister says LUH staff will be offered vaccine within the week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePublic Health expert reiterates call for all-island approach to virusNext articleNew car registrations in Donegal down almost 10% during 2020 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Pike County Fair opens Tuesday

first_img Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 12, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Six Flags and Disney World are in a class of their own but there’s just something about a county fair that sets it apart from the mega parks.Perhaps, it’s the dust in the air or the mooing and clucking from the livestock barn. Or, maybe it’s Aunt Matilda’s blackberry jam on display or just friends on the Midway. But, there’s nothing like a county fair, said Homer Homann, president of the Troy Shrine Club, the sponsor of the Pike County Fair.The 2012 Pike County Fair will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday night and run through Saturday night and it will be all that a county fair should be. Pike County Fair opens Tuesday “We have a new Midway this year and the rides offer thrills for the brave and daring and fun and excitement for the little kids,” Homann said. “There will be three surprise rides on the Midway and we don’t want to give those away. But the very popular Ring of Fire will be back and it’s a fantastic ride. We’ll have The Wipeout, the Space Ship and the Super Sizzler that is a combination ride. It starts on the ground and takes you up, up and up and around and around. And, we won’t have just a Ferris wheel; we’ll have a giant Ferris wheel.”Homann said the Pike County Fair will feature all of the fun rides that are traditionally found on the Midway of a county fair, including the bumper cars, the kiddy cars and everyone’s favorite, the merry-go-round.For those who enjoy the Midway, armbands are the most economical way to enjoy the rides at the Pike County Fair. “Armbands allow you to ride all the rides as many times as you like on your visit to the fair,” Homann said.“On the Midway, the armbands will cost $18 but you can still buy armbands at the Piggly Wiggly stores in Troy and Brundidge for only $10 through noon on Tuesday. That’s a savings of $8 each. So, that’s a deal for those who like to ride the Midway.”On the Midway and off, there’s every kind of carnival food imaginable from hamburgers and hotdogs to cotton candy and candied apples. So whether it’s supper you want or just a snack, you can get it at the county fair.There’s plenty more to see and do at the Pike County Fair. There’s the Fun House, the Creative Living exhibits, the livestock exhibits and nightly entertainment, which gets off to a great start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Broken Strings Bluegrass Band. C.B. the Clown will be on the Midway opening night and every night of the Pike County Fair. Skip Print Article Latest Stories You Might Like Family fun day set in Troy to raise money for adoption Laura Wade said she fell in love with a young Eastern European boy the first time she laid eyes on… read more The Alcazar Shrine Band will be the featured entertainment on Wednesday night, the SheBANG! Cloggers and the Mystery House Band on Thursday and Johnny Barron and the Waterfall Children Band Showcase on Friday.On Saturday night, Perfection and Grace will take the stage and bring down the curtain on a fabulous week at the Pike County Fair. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) By Blood Sugar Blaster By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

BYU Football To Host Houston In a Friday Night Battle of the Cougars This Season

first_imgFebruary 18, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football To Host Houston In a Friday Night Battle of the Cougars This Season FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU’s athletic department and ESPN made a joint announcement that the Cougars’ home game against the Houston Cougars has been moved to Friday October 16.This was previously slated as a Saturday October 17 game but will now be televised nationally on either ESPN or ESPN-2.The BYU Cougars lead the all-time series 2-0.These games include a 47-46 win at NRG Stadium (the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans) in 2013 and a 33-25 victory at LaVell Edwards Stadium in 2014. Brad James Tags: BYU Football Written bylast_img

Victoria Point homes selling fast

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Victoria Point homes selling fast previous nextLand & New HomesVictoria Point homes selling fastThe Negotiator12th July 20190497 Views Elevate Property Group, developers of the new residential-led mixed use site at Victoria Point in Ashford, report that demand for the 216 apartments in the £55 million development is already proving strong. To date 25 per cent of the apartments in the scheme have already been reserved or exchanged, ahead of the official launch of Victoria Point which is not scheduled until late June/ early July.Tom Bryant, Head of Residential Development Sales for the South East Region at selling agents Savills, said, “Victoria Point has been an exciting addition to Ashford town centre. The new apartment market in the town centre is still in its infancy and Victoria Point’s timing of delivery and proximity to the station makes this an extremely exciting proposition for both owner occupiers and investors.We have seen a strong mix of owner profiles at Victoria Point, pied-a-terre buyers, downsizers as well as young professionals.“We have seen a strong mix of owner occupier profiles at Victoria Point from pied-de-terre buyers, downsizers and young professionals. Now, with Help to Buy confirmed, and as we move closer towards completion next year, we expect Victoria Point to increase in popularity with the younger demographic.“We had a preview of a show home in March which was well received and we will be looking to officially launch the marketing suite and new show home when hoarding is struck in a few weeks’ time”.The development includes a selection of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments with prices currently ranging from £142,500 to £375,000.Victoria Point Ashford Tom Bryant land and new homes Savills Elevate property Group July 12, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Covid roadmap: Will market normality finally return, agents wonder?

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Covid roadmap: Will market normality finally return, agents wonder? previous nextCOVID-19 newsCovid roadmap: Will market normality finally return, agents wonder?Many in the industry are hoping that the latest ‘Boris bounce’ will help smooth over the potential Stamp Duty cliff face.Nigel Lewis23rd February 202101,350 Views The estate agency industry has given its first reaction to the government’s ‘road map’ to re-opening England which will see a steady easing of the lockdown regulations between March 8th and June 21 when, if everything goes to plan, Covid will be over.This will start with schools and colleges opening and people being allowed to meet one other friend for a coffee or picnic, followed by gatherings of up to six people or two households on 29th March.Shops will then re-open on 12th April along with most pubs and restaurants but only those with outdoor seating along with limited access to pools, gyms and other venues.On 17th May restrictions will continue but allow groups of up to 30 people allowed to meet in parks and gardens and up to six people indoors.Stadiums and other sport venues will also be allowed to open, but all these measures will be dependent on continuing reviews by the government to ensure the virus, or a variation of it, does not begin to spread again.Dominic Agace (pictured), chief executive Winkworth, says: “It’s a great relief to get to this long-awaited marker, plotting a way out of this third and, hopefully, final lockdown.“Throughout the second and third lockdowns, buyer demand has remained.“With a hint of spring on its way and a route to a sustained normality, optimism should build, with sellers returning in greater numbers to the market.“Current demand is ahead of 2020 levels and outperforming the boost from the Boris bounce following the outcome of the General Election – but the supply of homes to the market has lessened. As a result, we are seeing prices hold firm and a positive and balanced market beyond the end of the stamp duty holiday.”James Forrester (pictured), MD of Barrows and Forrester, says: “Welcome news for the property market which has been running on the artificially fuelled demand of a stamp duty reprieve.“With this due to end in March, there was a degree of uncertainty around the future of the market and whether we would see property prices nosedive as a result.“With normality now starting to return, this is unlikely to materialise and while the market will simmer to a more measured level of activity in the wake of the stamp duty holiday, this will be far from the crash that many have predicted.”Read the full Covid road document.  Covid roadmap James Forrester Boris Johnson Dominic Agace winkworth February 23, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

US Navy to christen future USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10)

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to christen future USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) View post tag: USNS Burlington View post tag: Austal The US Navy is set to christen its newest expeditionary fast transport ship in a ceremony at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama, shipyard on February 24.The future USNS Burlington, designated T-EPF 10, will be the first ship in naval service to honor Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. The first Navy ship Burlington (PF-51) was named for Burlington, Iowa, and served during World War II.“This ship honors Burlington, Vermont, a city that embodies American values and its patriotic, hardworking citizens for their support and contributions to our Navy,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “Burlington, like the other ships in the EPF program, will provide our commanders high-speed sealift mobility and agility.”With an all-aluminum shallow-draft hull, the EPF is a commercial-based catamaran capable of intra-theater personnel and cargo lift.EPF class ships are designed to transport 600 short tons of military cargo, 1,200 nautical miles, at an average speed of 35 knots. The ship is capable of operating in shallow-draft ports and waterways, interfacing with roll-on/roll-off discharge facilities and on/off-loading a combat-loaded Abrams main battle tank (M1A2).The EPF includes a flight deck for helicopter operations and an off-load ramp that will allow vehicles to quickly drive off the ship. EPF’s shallow draft (under 15 feet) further enhances littoral operations and port access.The EPF program delivered its ninth ship late last year, USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9). Puerto Rico (EPF 11) and Newport (EPF 12) are currently under construction at Austal’s shipyard. US Navy to christen future USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) View post tag: US Navy February 23, 2018 Share this articlelast_img read more