Remains of National Guard soldier and Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan to arrive in US

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The remains of a National Guard soldier and Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan over the weekend are expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday, according to the Department of Defense.Maj. Brent R. Taylor, 39, who was killed during an insider attack in Kabul on Saturday, was the mayor of North Ogden, a husband, and a father to seven young children.He served the Utah Army National Guard based out of Joint Force Headquarters in Draper, Utah, and had completed two combat tours in Iraq, serving as a convoy security commander and then as an adviser to an Iraqi national intelligence agency, according to the biography on the North Ogden city website. A dignified transfer of Taylor’s remains is expected to take place early Tuesday morning at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Department of Defense spokesperson Col. Rob Manning told reporters on Monday.One other American service member who was wounded in the attack is currently undergoing medical treatment but in stable condition, according to a NATO statement.Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch tweeted a photo with Taylor on Saturday, calling the soldier “a hero, a patriot, a wonderful father, and a dear friend.”Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement he was “heartbroken at the news” and felt “completely humbled by the service and the ultimate sacrifice offered by this brave and selfless soldier.”“The entire Herbert family mourns with this soldier’s family and we pray that their burdens may be lifted, and that the hearts of all Utahns will reach out to comfort them in their grief,” the statement read.In his final Facebook post on Oct. 28, Taylor encouraged everyone to vote and all for unity.“As the USA gets ready to vote in our own election next week, I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote. And that whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us. “United we stand, divided we fall.” God Bless America,” he wrote.Taylor was elected mayor of North Ogden in 2013 after serving on the City Council since 2009. He held a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah, according to the North Ogden city website. He was a current Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in International Relations.The roughly 17,000 residents of North Ogden are mourning the loss of their city’s mayor — the city government writing in a statement posted to its website that Taylor had “a profound influence on this community.”“He was the best of men with the ability to see potential and possibility in everything around him,” the statement said. “We feel blessed to have had him as our mayor.”“He had a great love and vision for this community,” it added. “He was patriotic to the core and a shining example of what an American politician should be. We are grateful for his service to both our city and our country. His loss will be felt for years to come.”Three Afghan insider attacks in three weeksTaylor’s death marks the third insider attack in Afghanistan in the last three weeks.On Oct. 18, a member of the Afghan forces targeted prominent U.S. and Afghan generals in Kandahar, killing the province’s well-known police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, and wounding U.S. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley who was later transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Also present during the chaotic attack was the top U.S. general in command of all U.S. troops in Afghanistan who escaped unharmed.The event has “deeply shaken the relationship between Afghan and American forces,” according to a New York Times investigation into the deadly insider attack.Just four days later, a Czech soldier was killed and two others were wounded during another insider attack in Herat Province in western Afghanistan.The number of insider attacks in Afghanistan peaked at 61 in 2012 but had become rarer after the U.S. military instituted security safeguards to protect American troops.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

First LPR-40 Manufactured for Brazil Begins Testing

first_img However, after conversations were held during the Colombiamar 2013 maritime trade fair, and continued at the Latin America Aero & Defense (LAAD) 2013 security exhibition, the Brazilian government appears to be very interested in two additional boats. The first of four river patrol boats (LPR-40) that the Colombian shipyard Cotecmar is manufacturing for the Brazilian Navy and Army was tested for the first time during the second week of September. The Colombian shipyard and the Brazilian government signed a contract specifying the sale of four boats of this kind, valued at $8,375,350, which will be destined to the nation’s Navy and Army. By Dialogo September 12, 2013 The tests were performed at the facilities of the Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Naval, Maritime and Fluvial Industry (Cotecmar), in order to deliver the new LPR quickly. last_img read more

Shkodran Mustafi blames Unai Emery’s tactics for Arsenal’s performance against Vitoria

first_imgShkodran Mustafi says Arsenal took their time adjusting to a back three (AP Photo)Shkodran Mustafi admits Unai Emery’s decision to play with a back three hampered Arsenal’s performance in their 1-1 draw with Vitoria on Wednesday.The German defender was responsible for Arsenal’s only shot on target as he put the Gunners in front with a header from Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick in the 80th minute.But Arsenal were unable to hold out for the victory as Bruno Duarte equalised for Vitoria in injury time, while the Portuguese club also came close to snatching a last-gasp winner.Emery opted to play Mustafi alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Rob Holding in a three-man defence.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Mustafi feels the decision meant that Arsenal’s players struggled to find ‘rhythm’ in the opening 45 minutes. Shkodran Mustafi blames Unai Emery’s tactics for Arsenal’s performance against Vitoria Bruno Duarte scored an injury-time equaliser for Vitoria (EPA)‘We need to stay calm. Everyone wants to show and give everything, sometimes when you are over-motivated it’s difficult to deal with that.‘But I think at the end of the day we need to stay calm, play our football, believe in ourselves and then in the final third try and do it a little bit more intelligently with more accuracy with our last pass.’The draw leaves Arsenal four points clear at the top of Group F with two matches remaining.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Mustafi scored for Arsenal with 10 minutes remaining (Getty Images)When asked about being unable to see out the victory against Vitoria, Mustafi told BT Sport: ‘Unfortunately it’s not that easy.‘I would love to finish in the 90th minute but when you score a goal and you still have time left to play against a team like today they throw everything up front.‘Sometimes it’s not organised any more, they throw a lot of bodies in the box, they keep crossing, I think we could have done better but in the end we have to accept and take the point with us.“We could have dealt with it [Vitoria’s goal] a little bit earlier, rather than letting them put the cross in. In the end you have to accept it and move forward, take the positive things from the game. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Nov 2019 6:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link112Shares Advertisement Unai Emery’s players registered just one shot on target against Vitoria (EPA)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They are a good side. They are in the Europa League for a reason, they have quality and are quite compact.‘We played with a back three, a system for a long time we didn’t play. So we needed our time a little bit to get the rhythm in.‘In the first half we didn’t do as we wanted. I think we came out better in the second half, had better rhythm, better passing.last_img read more

Area Baseball Regional Scores

first_imgArea Baseball Regional Scores.Saturday  (6-2)1A @ Morristown.Rising Sun  7     White River Valley  2Indy Lutheran  10     Edinburgh  1Championship.Indy Lutheran  6     Rising Sun  13A @ North Harrison.Lawrenceburg  7     Boonville  5Jasper  13     Silver Creek  3Championship.Jasper  4     Lawrenceburg  2last_img

Application period for Memorial Auditorium Board vacancy starts today

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The application period for a vacancy on the Memorial Auditorium Board has begun for a 15-day period to 5 p.m. on September 30, 2016.  The appointment will be for the remainder of the term which expires April 30, 2020.The care and operation of the Memorial Auditorium and Heritage Park shall be under the control and management of the Memorial Auditorium Board. The Memorial Auditorium Board meets the first Thursday of each month.  (In earlier years the Auditorium was also referred to as the Municipal Auditorium.)Anyone interested in being considered for appointment to the position should submit an application to the City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2016.  Applications submitted will be considered by the governing body.  The application form is available in the City Clerk’s Office or is available on the City website on the Board and Commissions page.For questions or additional information, please contact Carol Mericle, City Clerk, ph 620-326-2811.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more