Israel calls up thousands more reservists after request for U.S. ammunition | KTVQ.com | Q2 | Billings, Montana
Combined parts and service revenues increased 10.6% to $44.5 million this quarter compared to $40.2 million a year ago on improved gross margins in both business segments. Combined parts and service gross margins yielded a 42.0% return compared to 39.6% a year ago. Gross margins were 31.8% versus 30.7% a year ago. Average time utilization (based on original equipment cost) was 72.7% compared to 71.0% a year ago and 69.2% in the first quarter of 2014. Average time utilization (based on units available for rent) was 67.0% compared to 66.3% last year and 64.5% last quarter. Achieved positive year-over-year and sequential rental pricing in the second quarter. Average rental rates increased 2.1% compared to a year ago and improved 1.8% from the first quarter of this year. Dollar utilization was 36.3% as compared to 35.8% a year ago. Average rental fleet age at June 30, 2014 was 32.3 months, down from 34.4 months at the end of the last quarter and younger than the industry average age of 47 months. John Engquist, H&E Equipment Services chief executive officer, said, Our business performed well during the second quarter as we continued to capitalize on the improving trends in non-residential construction, especially the escalating activity in the energy and chemical sectors along the Gulf Coast.
Video shot by the Gaza-based al-Manara media agency show ambulances racing to the scene after the first strike. Seconds later, the second attack sends people diving for cover. The video shows people on the ground, screaming and groaning. Some of the bodies are limbless, others blown apart. Calls for civilian protection The conflict in Gaza is more than three weeks old now and has left 1,373 people dead and more than 7,000 wounded, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. About 70% to 80% of the fatalities are Palestinian civilians, the U.N. estimates. On the Israeli side, 56 soldiers have died, as well as three civilians. The violence between Israels military and Palestinian militants is playing out against a backdrop of failed humanitarian cease-fire attempts, with militants firing rockets from Gaza into Israel and Israelis responding with airstrikes.
Fifty-six Israeli soldiers have died, according to the Israel Defense Forces, and three civilians have been killed in Israel. After more than three weeks of fighting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel would complete its goal of destroying Hamas' network of tunnels with or without a cease-fire. Netanyahu said this is just the first phase of the demilitarization of Gaza. While U.S. officials have called on Israel to do more to protect civilians, the United States has agreed to Israel's request to resupply it with several types of ammunition, a U.S. defense official told CNN on condition of anonymity. It's not an emergency sale, the official said. Among the items being bought are tank rounds and illumination rounds, the Pentagon said. Earlier, officials had said that 120mm mortar rounds and 40mm ammunition for grenade launchers were bought, but later corrected themselves to say that this ammunition was not in this shipment.
Tiempo Calendar: Movies in the Canyon, San Elizario ghost tour, Meet the mascots - El Paso Times
It's presented to individuals who have achieved professional prominence while supporting the LGBT community. The 57-year-old Warren, whose hits include Laura Brannigan's Solitaire, Cher's If I could Turn Back Time, DeBarge's Rhythm of the Night and Starship's Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, will receive her award at a dinner and concert on Sept. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is a happening place. To celebrate the release of his memoir, Ray Stevens' Nashville, the 75-year-old pop, country, serious and satirical singer-songwriter performed a concert and discussion at the Hall's Ford Theater before a sold-out crowd that included his pal, Oak Ridge Boys lead singer Duane Allen on July 19. The show included 1974's The Streak and 1970's Everything is Beautiful, both if which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 pop singles chart. On Aug. 16, Kenny Rogers, also 75, will attend the opening of the Kenny Rogers: Through the Years exhibit that will include an interview and panel discussion. The exhibit runs until June 15, 2015. Another superstar exhibit, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country, runs from Aug.
iHeartRadio and Farm Aid festivals announce lineups and more music news - LA.com (Los Angeles, CA)
(COURTESY PHOTO) Bazaar: Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church's annual bazaar will feature live bands, folklorico dancers, Elvis and Juan Gabriel impersonators, food booths, face painting, rides and more, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 1-3 at the church, 4700 Delta. Free. 532-1757. San Elizario ghost tour: The Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society will host a ghost tour at San Elizario, including a trip inside the Old County Jail, from 10 p.m. to midnight Aug. 1. Participants should meet at the Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main. $10.