The United States’ Disservice To Afghan Translators

Sign up now! Username: I bet you can’t wait to get back in here… Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 United States Oil and Gas Report Q4 2013 upgrades the net LNG export forecasts to reflect capacity coming online from the Freeport and Lake Charles LNG terminals, the two latest ones approved for non-FTA exports, which opens up the European and north Asian markets. This report anticipates that more liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects will be approved in the coming months. It notes a strong upside risk to forecasts stemming from the nineteen applications under review by the government (DoE) for non-FTA LNG exports. Natural gas consumption surged in the first three months of the year during snowstorm Nemo in the Northeast. However, over the second quarter, natural gas consumption has been tapered by higher natural gas prices (to a large extent a result of snowstorm Nemo), which prompted a swift switch by utilities to cheaper coal. The new natural gas price forecast for the Henry Hub price anticipates that prices will remain around current levels of US$4/mnBTU to 2015, after which point the combination of ramp up of LNG exports and a large influx of new petrochemicals complexes will alter the dynamics creating a push-pull environment that will result in a new, higher price equilibrium of around US$7mnBTU. Complete report is available at . United States Metals Report Q4 2013 research’s forecasts across the refined metals sector in the US remain tepid as the country’s economic recovery remains steady but less than robust, and as the long-term trend of declining consumption and metal intensity per unit of economic grow continue to play out. In the short term, this report expects refiners and metal producers to continue bringing production back online as the country’s economic outlook improves, particularly in the construction and automotive sectors. That said, production and consumption will likely remain below pre-crisis levels as Chinese growth slows in H213, eurozone demand remains weak, and inventories stay elevated. Complete report is available at . This research forecasts that slow but steady growth in the metals sector will roughly track broader GDP growth, which is forecast to average 2.4% from 2013 to 2017. Gains in the manufacturing, including automotive, and construction sectors should lead to steady, though low, growth.

Ask any company commander returning from Afghanistan, and he can tell you about another Fazel, equally deserving of a visa. Whats happening is a failure to keep faith with those who fought beside us. The State Department has defied Congress by denying visas to thousands of interpreters who, like Fazel, fight alongside our soldiers. Congress has authorized 1,500 visas per year for Afghans who have assisted us; the State Department annually approves about 200. In a letter to President Obama , more than a dozen members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, complained that in the past five years, State has issued only 12 percent of the available visas. An analogous program for Iraq has been similarly stalemated. To qualify for a visa , Afghan interpreters must provide recommendations from U.S. officers and be interviewed and approved by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The next step is the bottleneck: If approved there, the application must be reviewed by security committees in Washington. These panels have no incentive to say yes and a huge incentive to say no in order to avoid blame for any future incident. For example, two Iraqi refugees living in Kentucky were arrested in 2010 for shipping weapons to Al-Qaeda in Iraq. But the refugees in Kentucky had not laid their lives on the line for American soldiers; they werent recommended by U.S. officers who had served alongside them.

United States Steel Corporation To Kick Off Annual United Way Campaign With Public Party

S. Steel Band, led by George Babcoke, senior vice president European Operations and Global Safety and president U. S. Steel Kosice. Local celebrities will also be on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures. Scheduled to appear at the event are: Jamie Dixon, Head Basketball Coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers; the University of Pittsburgh cheerleaders and dance team; Christine D’Antonio of KDKA-TV; Iceburgh, the mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins; and Sidney the Penguin from the National Aviary. For more information about U. S. Steel, visit www.ussteel.com . For more information about the United Way of Allegheny County, visit www.unitedwaypittsburgh.org . @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity.

Document: United States Came Dangerously Close to Nuclear Bombing Itself

by David Trifunov, GlobalPost A mushroom cloud appears in 1971 after a French nuclear test in the south Pacific atoll of Mururoa. It was a simple electronic switch that prevented a nuclear disaster 260 times worse than Hiroshima from happening in the United States nearly 52 years ago, a newly declassified document shows. The incident happened over Goldsboro, North Carolina, when a B-52 bomber lost fuel and began plummeting to earth. The pilots ejected as the aircraft dumped two nuclear bombs to the ground, one in full attack mode. Of four safety devices that prevent a nuclear detonation in that bomb, three had failed (the second bomb landed in a tree). One simple, dynamo-technology, low voltage switch stood between the United States and a major catastrophe, writes the reports author, Parker F Jones, a nuclear weapons safety supervisor from Sandia national laboratories. He wrote the report in 1969 while scrutinizing an earlier analysis of the Goldsboro caper, as he called it. The Guardian has published the document called Goldsboro Revisited, or How I Learned to Mistrust the H Bomb for the first time. It was uncovered by author Eric Schlosser through a freedom of information request. While what happened at Goldsboro has long been known, the new document reveals just how close it was to disaster. It also appears to refute claims by the US government that a nuclear explosion was unlikely, the Guardian says.