first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., appears close to resuming its normal operating status in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, after the commander of the 4th Fighter Wing issued an “all clear” for the base Friday. Since the storm reached the installation, Sept. 14, causing flooding in multiple locations including parts of the runway, airmen responded to power outages and removed fallen trees from buildings, reported 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs. The base’s 50 F-15E Strike Eagles and 6 KC-135R Stratotankers returned from Barksdale AFB, La., last Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, the Neuse River, located just outside the base perimeter, crested at more than nine feet above flood level. … On Saturday, three Marine Corps bases in coastal North Carolina — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and MCAS Cherry Point — issued an “all clear,” directing all personnel to return to their duty station by Sunday. The announcement warned personnel about widespread road closures throughout the region, and recommended specific routes for returning to each of the installations. Damage assessments of facility exteriors have been completed at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, with tarps placed over the most significant damage, according to a Facebook post.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolleylast_img read more

first_imgBOSTON, MA — The following Wilmington students have made the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the Summer 2018 semester:Matthew Robert FregeauJustin Anthony LarosaAbout Wentworth Institute of TechnologyFounded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through 17 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science, computer networking, construction management, design, and engineering.The Institute also offers master’s degrees in applied computer science, architecture, civil engineering, construction management, facility management, and technology management.Wentworth is a leader in engineering, technology, design, and management education and is well known for its academic excellence and cooperative education (co-op) programs, as well as community service and support for the economic growth of the region.For more information, please visit http://www.wit.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wentworth Institute of Technology via Merit.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Wentworth Institute Of TechnologyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Defuria, Mangano & Scalese Named To Dean’s List At Wentworth Institute of TechIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Defuria & Scalese Named To Dean’s List At Wentworth Institute of TechIn “Education”last_img read more

first_imgRajnish KumarYoutube screenshotTackling bad loans will be a priority for India’s largest bank, said newly minted chairman of State Bank of India, Rajnish Kumar, addressing his first press conference since the appointment was announced late on Wednesday.Reuters reported Kumar as saying that SBI had tackled issues that came as a result of merging five subsidiary banks into itself earlier this year and would see asset quality numbers “looking much better”.SBI, which accounts for more than a fifth of India’s banking assets, has seen bad loans rise after following the associate bank mergers.Kumar, who is set to take charge of the bank as Chairman on October 7, replaces Arundhati Bhattacharya, who implemented major reforms during her four years at the helm and became one of India’s most high-profile executives.Kumar informed that post amalgamation of the five associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI, the latter so far has merged a shade under 1,000 branches with nearby branches and there may be 200-300 branches more that will be merged. A major part of the branch merger process has been taken care of.Reviving credit growthReviving credit growth and resolution of stressed assets will be top priority for SBI, Rajnish Kumar said.Digital transformation so that the bank is ready for the future will continue to get attention, said Kumar, who is currently Managing Director (National Banking Group), SBI, in a conference call with the media on Thursday.The Hindu reported Rajnish Kumar as observing that India’s largest bank is in the process of revamping HR, including skills development, performance improvement, and succession planning, in a major way.”SBI is systems and process driven…I will be reviewing (in the next 30 days) all the action plans (short-term and long-term) which are already happening in the bank — what is working, what is not — and what is the course correction that is required,” he said. The new logo of State Bank of India (SBI) is pictured at the podium of the venue of a news conference after the announcement of SBI’s fourth quarter results in Kolkata on May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File PhotoReutersRegarding the RBI’s proposal to link lending rates with external benchmarks, Kumar said the benchmark rate should apply to both assets and liabilities. He said, “It cannot be a one-sided affair… any change in the methodology should ensure that the pricing of the loan product and liability product will have to move in tandem.”He emphasised that the margin (net interest margin) needs to be sufficient to cover credit costs. SBI is all for transparency in the pricing regime of loans, Kumar said.last_img read more

first_img.At least five people including three pedestrians were injured as a wall of Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) collapsed on Wednesday afternoon.The identity of the injured could not be known immediately.The injured are being treated at the BSMMU. Out of five, one is under treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital.Director of the hospital brigadier general Abdullah Al-Harun told Prothom Alo that a boundary wall in front of car parking area of Block-C collapsed in the afternoon.  He said three pedestrians, an ansar member and a nurse were injured.One of the injured, who received head injuries, was being treated in the ICU of the hospital, the hospital director said adding four others were also admitted in the hospital.Abdullah Al-Harun, could not give the identity of the injured.Deputy commissioner (Ramna division) of police Maruf Hossain Sardar said a team of Shahbagh police station was despatched to the spot.last_img read more

first_imgFile photoSome 46,664 Bangladeshi pilgrims are yet to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajj, according to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.A total of 80,664 hajj pilgrims flied for Saudi Arabia till Saturday morning, said Biman general manager (PR) Shakil Meraj.Of them, 39,081 were carried by Biman Bangladesh Airlines while 41,583 by Saudi Airlines, he said, adding that Biman will operate six hajj flights, including one from Chittagong, by 8:00am on Sunday.Shakil Meraj also said no Biman flight was cancelled today, Saturday. “Biman has so far cancelled 24 hajj flights.”Some 127,198 pilgrims are scheduled to perform hajj from Bangladesh this year under government and private managements.last_img read more