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Schofield thanks fans for overwhelming support after coming out as gay

Schofield thanks fans for overwhelming support after coming out as gay

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TV presenter Phillip Schofield has thanked fans after revealing he is gay, saying "you will never know how important your support has been".In a post on Instagram this morning, Schofield said his sexuality had "become an issue in my head" and with the support of his wife and daughters he was "coming to terms with the fact that I am gay". Within minutes of publishing the statement, an emotional Schofield appeared on ITV's This Morning and was interviewed by his co-host Holly Willoughby, telling her he had been inspired by the "brave" guests who have appeared on the show.He has now thanked fans on his Instagram Stories, telling them that "you will never know how important your support has been today". Image: TV presenter Phillip Schofield with his...
Longbow nabs $235.8M contract for Fire Control Radar support

Longbow nabs $235.8M contract for Fire Control Radar support

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Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Longbow LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, received a $ 235.8 million contract Friday to support Fire Control Radar systems for Apache helicopters for 11 foreign governments, the Department of Defense announced. The foreign military sales funds the contract, which funds production support for Apache attack helicopters in South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Greece, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Qatar and Britain. According to Northrop Grumman, Apache Longbow Fire Control Radar provides air crews with situational awareness beyond maximum engagement ranges and can be used for a variety of roles and missions. Its primary combat targeting modes include Ground Target Mode, Air Targeting Mode and a Maritime Targeting Mode...
Northrup Grumman awarded $217.2M for BACN payload support

Northrup Grumman awarded $217.2M for BACN payload support

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Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Systems was awarded a $ 217.2 million modification to provide operation and support for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload operations, the Pentagon has announced. Under the deal, Northrup Grumman will support payload equipment and services for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, a U.S. Air Force relay and gateway system carried by the EQ-48 and Bombardier E-11A aircraft. The node enables real-time information flow across the battlespace in line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight operations. Work will be performed in San Diego and at undisclosed overseas locations, with an expected completion date of Jan. 23, 2021. This deal modifies an earlier contract awarding $ 172.7 million for BACN payload operation and support services. Accord...
Watch: Dwayne Johnson thanks fans for support after dad Rocky’s death

Watch: Dwayne Johnson thanks fans for support after dad Rocky’s death

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Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Film star and former pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to social media Sunday to thank well-wishers for their support in the days following his dad Rocky's death. "Hard to express how deeply grateful I am for all your love, mana & support My family and I thank you. Go hug your loved ones hard, while you still can. I love you. DJ #ripsoulman," Johnson posted alongside an outdoor Instagram video of him expressing similar sentiments. "You have lifted my spirits," he told his fans in the 8-minute clip, which has already gotten nearly 8 million views. "As you know, I lost my old man a few days ago. I lost him just like that," Johnson said, snapping his fingers. "I didn't get to say goodbye to him. I would give anything right now to give him a big, old hug and a ...
BT and Vodafone to lobby PM in support of Huawei

BT and Vodafone to lobby PM in support of Huawei

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Britain's two biggest telecoms companies are preparing to lobby Boris Johnson in support of Huawei's involvement in the UK's 5G communications network.Sky News has learnt that Vodafone and BT Group are drafting a letter to be sent to the prime minister within days that will reiterate their view that the growth of Britain's digital economy risks being stunted if the Chinese equipment manufacturer is banned. Telecoms industry sources said that Philip Jansen, BT chief executive, and Nick Read, who runs Vodafone, were contemplating writing to Mr Johnson during the early part of next week.One source familiar with its prospective content said it would emphasise the priority which both companies placed on the security of their networks, while arguing that they had seen no evidence that would just...