UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

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On Nov. 7, 1917, the Bolshevik revolution started in Russia. Since it occurred under the old czarist calendar, it is referred to as the October Transformation.
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5 Things Your Taxes Gotten for the Pentagon in October

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Arlington, Virginia. An aerial view of the Pentagon.
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After the storm comes the calm.
As the clock ticked down towards completion of the Pentagon’s fiscal year on Sept. 30, Defense Department acquisitions specialists hurried to shovel cash out the door, granting agreements left and right in the last days of September. By the time all the dust settled, $ 34.76 billion in contracts had really been provided.
The month of October, by contrast, was reasonably calm. “Only” $ 17.1 billion in contracts were dispersed by the Pentagon last month. And thanks to the Defense Department’s open books policy, and its dedication to releasing all contracts of substantial size on the day they’re given, for public evaluation, we comprehend simply just how much each of these contracts deserved, who won them, and precisely what they got for taxpayers.
Today, we’re going to examine a few of the most remarkable things that your tax dollars purchased for the Pentagon last month, beginning with …
Zen and the Art of Drone Upkeep
In America and around the world, armed forces are investing billions of dollars every year to obtain unmanned aerial cars– “drones,” in the popular parlance. Once it’s gotten, you require to keep the gadget tuned up and well kept so it will work as expected.
In October, the united state Air Force provided drone-maker Northrop Grumman (NOC) $ 204 million to perform maintenance and help, and to run logistics provide chains for its fleet of International Hawk drones.
Holy Rollers
Unarmed drones such as the International Hawk can be beneficial for determining weapons strikes, suggesting Army artillerists on methods to alter their fire to strike their targets. Naturally, you still need to buy the weapons in the primary location. Last month, the united state Army granted British defense giant BAE Systems a $ 245 million agreement to supply it with 30 M109A7 “Paladin” self-propelled howitzers, along with 30 M992A3 tracked ammo carriers to keep the Paladins well supplied.
Lebanese Competitors
One agreement that shows just how worldwide the arms trade has actually ended up being is a $ 172 million contract given to personal U.S. defense expert Sierra Nevada Corporation. The united state Pentagon will then broker a sale of these rivals to the Lebanese armed force in precisely what the federal government refers to as a “international military sales” arrangement.
Rockets From Heaven
Another aerospace giant, this time America’s own Lockheed Martin (LMT) landed a $ 305 million contract in October. The funds will be used to purchase an undefined range of Lockheed’s brand-new Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles for the united state Flying force. Equipped with 2,000-pound conventional warheads, these rockets are established to be presented from U.S. B-52, b-1, and b-2 strategic bombers, and from tactical competitor jets such as the F-15, F-16, and the new F-35 stealth rival jet.
And Bombers From Boeing
Lockheed Martin’s archrival in the U.S. is aerospace huge Boeing (Bachelor’s Degree). Finest comprehended for its Boeing 737, 747 and 787 office jetliners, Boeing is likewise a huge name in the defense world.
Naturally, these awards represent just a little tasting of the many agreements your tax dollars moneyed last month. To see the rest, have a look at the united state Department of Defense agreements website.

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Toyota, Chrysler Report Robust October Auto Sales

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Inside A Car Dealership Ahead Of Motor Vehicle Sales Figures
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DETROIT– The united state automobile market was reporting another month of growing sales in October on Tuesday, regardless of issues about customer spending and stagnant incomes.
Fiat Chrysler Vehicles (FCAU) mentioned the united state automobile market’s October sales will top 18 million on an annualized basis, well above the expectations of market experts.
Fiat Chrysler reported its 67th straight month of year-over-year gains, offering 195,545 vehicles, up 14.7 percent from a year previously.
Toyota Motor (TM) stated it provided more than 200,000 cars, which would be a double-digit boost from last October’s 180,580 cars. Toyota did not provide a specific sales figure, and would release one later Tuesday morning.
Specialists have in fact stated they prepared for October sales between 8 percent and 12 percent higher than in 2014

 

” External influence’ ‘ caused Sinai crash

externalSinai aircraft crash: ‘External impact’ triggered crash
– 2 November 2015
– From the area Europe
Media captionRichard Westcott reports on the continuous examination into the crash
The Russian airline company Kogalymavia has actually blamed “external impact” for Saturday’s Sinai airplane crash which eliminated 224 individuals.
A senior airline company authorities stated: “The only affordable description is that it was [due to] external impact.”.
An examination by air travel specialists utilizing information from the airplane’s “black boxes” has yet to offer its conclusions.
The head of Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency stated it was early to guess on the reason for the crash.
“This sort of talk is … not based upon any appropriate realities,” Aleksandr Neradko stated on Russian TELEVISION.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi likewise stated in an interview with the BBC that it was prematurely to state exactly what had actually triggered the crash.
He called a claim from jihadis allied to the so-called Islamic State (IS) group that they had actually lowered the airplane “propaganda”.
“This is one method to harm the stability and security of Egypt and the image of Egypt,” he stated.
Media captionPresident Sisi stated the location of Sinai worried was “under our complete control”.
James Clapper, the United States director of nationwide intelligence, stated there was no “direct proof of any terrorist participation yet” including: “It’s not likely, however I would not rule it out.”.
– Four theories about the crash.
– What we understand up until now.
– Who were the victims?
– KGL9268 crash: How it unfolded.
– Russian media brood over reason for air crash.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has actually explained the crash as an “massive misfortune” and revealed his acknowledgements to the households of the victims.
“Without any doubt, everything needs to be done to develop an unbiased image of occasions so that we understand exactly what took place and can respond appropriately,” he stated.
At a press conference in Moscow, the deputy director of the airline company, which was later on relabelled Metrojet, eliminated a technical fault and pilot mistake.
“The only [description] for the airplane to have actually been damaged in mid-air can be particular effect, simply mechanical, physical impact on the airplane,” Alexander Smirnov stated.
“There is no such mix of failures of systems which might have caused the aircraft breaking down in the air,” he included.
Another airline company authorities acknowledged that there had actually been previous damage to the airplane’s tail in 2001 throughout take-off.
He stated that the damage had actually been fixed, and was not believed to be an aspect in the crash.
The widow of the aircraft’s co-pilot informed Russian TELEVISION her hubby had actually grumbled about the airplane’s technical condition.
Media captionSarah Rainsford reports from a morgue in St Petersburg where bodies are being determined.
The Airbus 321 lost speed and began coming down quickly, and the team made no effort to obtain in contact and report about the scenario on board, Mr Smirnov included.
The bodies of 144 of those eliminated in the crash have actually been flown back to the Russian city of St Petersburg, where the airplane had actually been headed from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov stated that searches in a 20-sq-km (7.7-sq-Mile) location around the crash website had actually ended which a 30-sq-km location was now being browsed.
Mr Puchkov stated searches would not end up until all the bodies have actually been recuperated, AP reports.
The airplane was bring 217 travelers, consisting of 25 kids, and 7 team members – primarily Russians.
Timeline: the course of air travel KGL9268.
05:58 Egyptian time (03:58 GMT): Flight leaves Sharm el-Sheikh, a statement from the Egyptian cabinet states.
06:14 Egyptian time (04:14 GMT): Plane fails to make scheduled contact with air traffic control service based in Larnaca, Cyprus, according to Sergei Izdolsky, an authorities with Russia’s air transportation company.
06:17 Egyptian time, approx (04:17 GMT): Plane boils down over the Sinai peninsula, according to Airbus.
11:12 Egyptian time (09:12 GMT): Flight had actually been because of land in St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport.
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Reports: Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer to retire

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Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer will retire following conclusion of the 2015 season, according to various reports. He informed his training workers Sunday morning and was organized to seek advice from the group later on in the day.

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De Blasio lastly backs Hillary Clinton for President

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Mayor de Blasio specifies Hillary Clinton is “the possibility who I think can essentially resolve earnings inequality effectively.”.
Mayor de Blasio, who ran Hillary Clinton’s 2000 senate job, finally supporteded her for president Friday, an unsurprising advancement in the 2016 race. The Democratic frontrunner may have been a bit ticked off that the recommendation did not come previously.
De Blasio made the statement everybody anticipated on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after months of playing coy.
HILLARY CLINTON’S LEAD SURGES IN NEW IOWA POLL, WITH 65 % ENCOURAGE.
De Blasio ran Hillary Clinton's successful 2000 Senate campaign.Robert F. Bukaty/AP

De Blasio ran Hillary Clinton’s reliable 2000 Senate project.
De Blasio, who continuously promotes his progressive certifications, felt compelled to discuss his choice not to back lefty 2016 positive U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“Hey, progressives – I’m supporting Hillary Clinton enthusiastically considering that we need to manage revenues inequality,” he stated.
Clinton didn’t appear too astonished. Her job Friday launched a long list of new recommendations. De Blasio’s name isn’t actually pointed out up till the sixth paragraph, after the mayors of Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia.
On the other hand, a project drop in South Carolina was virtually impeded by Black Lives Matter protesters prior to R&B vocalist Usher pulled them aside and asked to provide Clinton an opportunity, TMZ reported.
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