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McCrory to create manufacturing post

Gov. Pat McCrory Tuesday announced the creation of a new assistant commerce secretary for manufacturing.

McCrory said the post was designed to be an advocate for manufacturing within state government policy circles.

Appearing at the Emerging Issues Forum in which manufacturing was the key topic, McCrory said his administration will emphasize fostering manufacturing in the state as part of its efforts to reduce the state's high unemployment rate.

He noted that his father, a mechanical engineer, moved to North Carolina to work for a manufacturing plant.

The move was hailed by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

“North Carolina's manufacturing sector is critical to our state economy,” said Lew Ebert, the chamber's president and CEO. “In fact, manufacturing remains the leading contributor to North Carolina's gross domestic product and provides good-paying jobs to more than 10 percent of our state's work force.''


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Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates after posting a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 UAE dirhams (approximately $2,700).
The young American living in the UAE has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
He was accused of defaming the UAE's image abroad, according to The National, the country's main English-language newspaper.
The video in question is a 19-minute short that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.
The video depicts a look at a "combat school" in the suburb of Satwa, where these "gangsters" are trained. The training includes how to throw sandals at targets, using clothing accessories as whips, and how to call on the phone for backup.Cassim's family says the 29-year-old has been charged with endangering national security.The charges were not read out in court. UAE officials would only say "Mr. Cassim was charged under the UAE's penal code. Anyone charged with a crime under the laws of the UAE is entitled to the fair trial protections contained in the UAE's constitution."
Cassim, from Woodbury, Minnesota, moved to Dubai in 2006 after graduating from college to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He and some friends made and posted the video online in 2012. He was arrested in April. He was interrogated and arrested in Dubai before being transferred to a maximum security prison in Abu Dhabi. His family says it was five months before he was notified of the charges against him.

It should be Etheridge

I believe Dumplin' appointed Etheridge as the Stimulus Czar. And then I believe he was the Hurricane Czar. So he is a natural for the Manufacturing Czar.

Growing government

I thought he was a conservative?

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