Viktor Lenac Starts Work on USS Mount Whitney

first_img Share this article January 21, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Viktor Lenac Starts Work on USS Mount Whitney Mechanics from the Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia started working on the U.S. 6TH Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).The vessel arrived in Rijeka on January 15 for a scheduled shipyard period. The work planned includes overhaul, docking, and renovation.The USS Mount Whitney is US Navy’s Blue Ridge class command ship and the flagship of the Sixth Fleet. The 43-year-old-ship was built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News, Virginia. She is one of the oldest ships in the fleet.[mappress mapid=”14924″]Naval Today Staff, Image: US Navy View post tag: US Navy Viktor Lenac Starts Work on USS Mount Whitney View post tag: work Authorities View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Croatia View post tag: starts View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Viktor Lenac View post tag: europe View post tag: USS Mount Whitneylast_img read more

HMAS Success Sails Home to Sydney

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Asia-Pacific Authorities View post tag: HMAS Success Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Success has completed her five-month deployment to Operation MANITOU and is heading home to Fleet Base East, Sydney.Deployed as part of Australia’s Joint Task Force 633, the Durance class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship was initially assigned to US Fifth Fleet Task Force 53, to provide logistic support to coalition navy ships operating in the Middle East Region.Having quickly demonstrated her capability early in the deployment, the role of Success was expanded and she was assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 150 and tasked with a maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics mission.During her deployment the ship’s company conducted 23 boardings, 11 maritime security awareness visits in support of NATO Operation OCEAN SHIELD and three other visits to vessels in Middle Eastern waters.The embarked medical officer provided assistance to local mariners on three occasions and the ship’s divers assisted with emergency repairs to a local fishing vessel after responding to a distress signal.Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region.Adelaide class frigate HMAS Newcastle has replaced Success on Operation MANITOU and is the 60th Royal Australian Navy ship to deploy the Middle East since the first Gulf War in 1990.[mappress mapid=”15968″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sails HMAS Success Sails Home to Sydneycenter_img View post tag: home View post tag: Sydney View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Success Sails Home to Sydney May 14, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

AY20/21, Adjunct Faculty, Management Information Systems

first_imgPreferred Qualifications * Do you have experience teaching at the undergraduate level?YesNo * Briefly list your area(s) of research or teachingexpertise.(Open Ended Question)* Please select your availability to teach.Days onlyEvenings onlyWeekends onlyDays and Evenings onlyDays, Evenings and WeekendsEvenings and Weekends onlyOnline only Online teaching experience. Closing Date05/31/2021 * Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?YesNo Open Until FilledNo A Master’s degree in a related discipline. Type of SearchExternal Special Instructions to Applicants Position Start Date Governors State University’s College of Business seeks to create anavailable pool of Adjunct Faculty candidates to teach courses inour Management Information Systems departments. Courses taught byadjunct faculty in the above programs are for undergraduates,graduates, or a combination of both. Please visit www.govst.edu formore information about the programs and courses offered forundergraduates and graduates.Interested individuals are invited to complete a faculty profile,attach a curriculum vitae, and transcripts for consideration.At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired astemporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specificcourse in a semester or summer session. Adjuncts are not a part ofthe faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership ofthe Faculty Senate. Classification TitleAdjunct Faculty Employee ID * Do you have a Master’s degree in a related discipline?YesNo Department Minimum Qualifications Quicklink for Postinghttps://employment.govst.edu/postings/5362 Posting Date07/06/2020 Position Details Position End Date (if temporary) Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position TypeAdjunct Posting NumberFA0354P Position’s Functional TitleAY20/21, Adjunct Faculty, Management Information Systems Position Summary Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsOptional DocumentsCertification/Professional LicenseLetter of RecommendationOtherOther2Other3Curriculum VitaeOther4Other5List of Referenceslast_img read more

OCGCA Marks Flag Day With Dedication of Plaque Near the North Entrance to Town

first_imgOn Saturday morning while many prepared to hit the beach, the Ocean City Gardens Civic Associate held a service to honor our Ocean City Veterans.  The event was highlighted by the dedication of a bronze plaque, located near the foot of the Longport Bridge, honoring all those who have served in the Armed Forces.The sun was shining and a brisk wind whipped across the entrance to Ocean City setting the stage for a memorable event.  Approximately 50 people attended the ceremony. Many in the crowd were veterans themselves and members of our local VFW and American Legion.  Others were there out of respect for the great sacrifices endured by our military personnel.OCGCA President Patricia Watts brought the event to order and introduced local prodigy Julia Wilson, who delivered a stirring rendition of our National Anthem.Mayor Jay Gillian warmed the crowd with his presence and unwavering support for our veterans, and Pastor Matt Stokes of Coastal Christian Church connected with the audience with a passionate talk about the love of one’s county and what our flag stands for here and around the world.Ambassador William J. Hughes spoke to the audience about the great sacrifices that our soldiers have made for all of us.  He encouraged our politicians to embrace a greater sense of civility towards one another.Councilman Michael DeVlieger thanked all of those who are currently serving or have served and their families. He also thanked the Ocean City Garden Civic Association for creating a beautiful entrance to Ocean City to honor our Veterans.Finally, the OCGCA introduced its board members:President: Patt WattsFirst Vice President: Debbie McKennaInterim Recording Secretary: Rich BennettCorrresponding Secretary: Rich BennettTreasurer: Duane SonnebornAssistant Treasurer: Sally RaslavichThe moving and respectful event closed with Julia Wilson singing a version “God Bless America” that would have made Kate Smith proud.last_img read more

Press release: UK energy statistics: statistical press release – June 2018

first_imgEnergy Trends and Energy Prices publications are published today 28 June 2018 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The publications cover new data for the first quarter of 2018. Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes. Energy Prices covers prices to domestic and industrial consumers, prices of oil products and comparisons of international fuel prices. PDF, 503KB, 14 pages UK energy statistics: statistical press release – June 2018last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Dopapod Premieres Pro-Shot Video Of “FABA” For New Live Album Drop

first_imgDopapod 2017 Upcoming Tour Dates:03/31 Philadelphia, PA: Theatre Of Living Arts04/01 Philadelphia, PA: Theatre Of Living Arts04/05 Portland, ME: Port City Music Hall04/06 Burlington, VT: Higher Ground04/07 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club04/08 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club04/09 Fairfield, CT: The Warehouse @ FTC04/12 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt04/13 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom04/14 Detroit, MI: The Magic Stick04/15 Grand Rapids, MI: The Intersection04/18 Urbana, IL: Canopy Club04/19 St. Louis, MO: Ready Room04/20 Lexington, KY: Cosmic Charlies04/21 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge04/22 Atlanta, GA: Sweetwater 420 Festival04/25 Wilmington, NC: The Throne Theatre04/26 Carborro, NC: Cat’s Cradle04/27 Charlotte, NC: Neighborhood Theatre04/28 Richmond, VA: The Broadberry04/29 Baltimore, MD: Soundstage06/09 Stephentown, NY: Disc Jam Music Festival06/10 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre06/29-30 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival07/01 Ozark, AR: Highberry Music Festival07/15 Berryville, VA: Pasture Palooza08/04 Thornville, OH: Werk Out Music & Arts Festival08/06 Loveland, CO: Arise Music Festival08/10 Scranton, PA: Peach Music Festival Dopapod, the four-piece jam quartet from the Northeast, drops their highly anticipated new live album, II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II, today. This latest release compiles soundboard recordings from their most recent tour and is a followup to their first live compilation, I Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was I, which was released six years ago in 2011. This new live release features fourteen choice cuts from throughout Dopapod’s 2016 fall tour as well as their brief stint in Colorado during January of this year. It also includes the song “Trickery,” a relatively new Dopapod tune that hasn’t made it onto any of their studio albums as of yet.To get us all hyped for II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II, Dopapod has been kind enough to share with us the first peek at a brand-new pro-shot video of the seventeen-minute “FABA” from the new live album. The video was shot by videographer extraordinaire MKDevo on December 30th of 2016, during Dopapod’s New Year’s two-night run at The Madison Theater in Covington, KY.You can watch the instrumental goodness that is “FABA” below, then pop over and pick up Dopapod’s new live album here. Also, you can check out the full track listing for II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II and Dopapod’s upcoming tour dates below the video. Dopapod’s II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II Track Listing:1. Trapper Keeper > Mudwalkin’ > Trapper Keeper (1/29/17 – Frisco, CO)2. Priorities (11/17/16 – Stroudsburg, PA)3. FABA (12/30/16 – Covington, KY)4. Hey Zeus! Que Tal? (12/9/16 – Iowa City, IA)5. Nerds (12/14/16 – Ann Arbor, MI)6. Psycho Nature > PLSS > Psycho Nature (1/29/17 – Frisco, CO)7. Vol. 3 #86 (12/14/16 – Ann Arbor, MI)8. Trickery (12/15/16 – Kalamazoo, MI)9. PIcture In Picture (12/30/16 – Covington, KY)10. Present Ghosts (11/17/16 – Stroudsburg, PA)11. STADA (11/18/16 – New York, NY)12. Bluetooth (12/2/16 – Charleston, SC)13. Blast (12/2/16 – Charleston, SC)14. Bubble Brain (12/2/16 – Charleston, SC)last_img read more

U.S. health care system ready for Zika outbreak?

first_img Read Full Story After finding that he would not be able to get a test for the Zika virus in a timely manner at his well-resourced Boston hospital, Michael VanRooyen doubts that the U.S. health care system is ready to contain an outbreak of the disease. Van Rooyen—who is not ill, but wanted to test how easy it would be to obtain a test and diagnosis—is head of the emergency medicine department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and a professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He spoke at a February 17, 2016 panel at Harvard Kennedy School.“I was informed that I first had to make an appointment with the [Obstetrics] department first, as they are the ones who actually have to order it. Then I had to sit down with a counselor to discuss it, as well as send a urine sample to a reference lab to get tested, which would take about three-and-a-half weeks to get back to me,” VanRooyen said, as quoted in a Harvard Crimson article. “So by the time I got the appointment, I got the test, it was going to be about a month-and-a-half before I would find out.”last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Bradley Cooper, Vanessa Hudgens & More

first_img View Comments We trudged uphill 100 miles barefoot in the snow this morning for one reason and one reason alone: To bring you the Lessons of the Week! Admit it, you’ve been waiting with bated breath to find out the crazy things we learned about Bradley Cooper, Kelli O’Hara, Vanessa Hudgens and more stars this week. Check it out!Kelli O’Hara Is the New Mama BroadwayWatch out, Audra McDonald—The King and I headliner Kelli O’Hara is angling to steal your title. When Beautiful’s Anika Larsen recently found out she was pregnant, she immediately told O’Hara, who has become her “baby guru.” Wait, can’t there be two Mama Broadways? There have been like 8 million Mama Mortons…Bradley Cooper Has a Tiny SecretWe already know The Elephant Man headliner Bradley Cooper’s acting prowess is huge, but on The Tonight Show, he admitted to Jimmy Fallon that there’s something else about him that’s very, very small. His talent for air-guitaring! Wait, what did you think we were gonna say?Showtunes Make Us SweatyDon’t think we forgot about that drunk New Year’s resolution you made. You know, the one where you said you’d go to the gym every day and give up peanut butter cups? Don’t worry, just stick our Broadway workout playlist on your phone, crank up the volume and you’ll be ready to rip off your shirt like Ramin Karimloo in no time.Tracy & Link Sealed the DealWe’ve been up all night for the last 13 years trying to figure out the answer to one of Broadway’s most mystifying questions: Did Tracy Turnblad lose her virginity to Link Larkin the night they won the dance competition or what? Hairspray star Marissa Jaret Winokur has confirmed that the answer is yes. Yes, they did. OK, moving on to Elphaba and Fiyero. Did they or didn’t they, Idina?Frankie J. Grande Wants to Play SherrieThere’s some role swapping going on at Rock of Ages. Mitchell Jarvis, who originated the role of Lonny in the hit musical, has returned as Stacee Jaxx—so Broadway.com vlogger Frankie J. Grande wants to get in on the action and play Sherrie. Hmm. If your sister won’t take the midnight train going anywhere, that could work.Even Broadway Stars Get Friend ZonedYou’d think a gorgeous, talented star would have no trouble getting dates, but Phantom’s Julia Udine got stuck in the dreaded Friend Zone with her crush for six years, just like Eponine in Les Miz! (Spoiler alert, the dude finally got the hint, asked her out and they lived happily ever after, but still.)Korean Oz Has No ArtichokesWicked is a hit all over the world, but apparently Glinda’s snappy insults don’t always hold up. International Elphie Jennifer DiNoia told us the line “It seems the artichoke is steamed” has been changed to “broccoli” in Korea, because they don’t have artichokes there. WHAT? That’s terrible! What kind of dip do you guys even eat?!Vanessa Hudgens Goes to Bubbly U.Gigi star Vanessa Hudgens is taking her new role very seriously—she told us she dances around the house drinking champagne and singing songs from the musical just like the feisty French fille. Cheers to the Dom Perignon School of Method Acting!Rum Tum Tugger’s Ready to Rap in NYCWhat’s that sound? Could it be… The sound of Jellicle cats meowing? It is, it is! This week, Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that Cats is prowling back to Broadway, featuring a glam Grizabella and of course, a raptastic Rum Tum Tugger. Let the memory live again! Right now. Is it open yet? Now is it open? Now? Meow.Everybody Wants to Be ElsaWith a Frozen musical on the Broadway horizon, Lea Michele and Shoshana Bean popped out of the woodwork this week to sing their own interpretations of “Let It Go.” While both gals would make great Elsas, you voted Bean’s fractal-spiraling rendition as your favorite on our poll. Keep ‘em coming, ladies—let the storm rage on!last_img read more

Twilight Tour postponed

first_imgUGA organic and sustainable agriculture faculty have postponed the July 11 Twilight Tour at the Organic Research Farm in Watkinsville due to this week’s heavy rain and very poor field conditions. The fields surrounding the farm and the farm roads are just too wet to accommodate guests, with some fields holding puddles of standing water, said Julia Gaskin, sustainable agriculture coordinator for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the event’s organizer. With a chance of rain forecasted for Thursday, conditions are not going to get any better before the tour. She plans to reschedule the event in the coming weeks. Those who were planning to attend the event this Thursday should watch for the new date. For more information on sustainable agriculture at the UGA CAES, visit www.caes.uga.edu/topics/sustainag.last_img read more

Guatemala’s National Civil Police dismantles extortion gangs

first_img Criminals target public transportation workers A special unit of the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC) is achieving dramatic success in the battle against organized crime groups that engage in extortion. Since its creation in 2012, members of the Task Force Against Extortion (FTE) have arrested almost 1,000 suspects and broken up 69 criminal gangs that extorted tens of millions of dollars a year from cab drivers, bus operators, store owners and private citizens, according to statistics compiled by the Guatemala Interior Ministry and police. In 2011, the year before the FTE was created, only five criminal extortion gangs were disbanded, according to the website Siglo21, citing government sources. Through the efforts of the FTE that number rose in 2012 to 25 disbanded extortion gangs, and in 2013 another 29 extortion rings were broken up. In the first six months of 2014, another 15 gangs were broken up. The National Civil Police (PNC) has about 30,000 agents. To battle extortion gangs, the government created the FTE in 2012. The FTE includes PNC agents, some members of the Armed Forces, analysts, psychologists, criminologists, and intelligence officers. FTE agents work with local security forces in places most affected by extortion, including Guatemala City, Mixco and Villa Nueva. Extortion and related crimes cost Guatemalan businesses and individuals about $61 million (USD) a year, according to estimates by the government. Street gangs such as Mara Salvatrucha (also known as MS-13) and Barrio 18 (also known as M-18) are among the criminal groups that engage in extortion, according to the Interior Ministry. Extortion gangs threaten victims with death, bodily harm or destruction of their businesses if they don’t pay up. Gang members sometimes collect extortion payments in cash directly from their victims. In other cases, gang members do not confront their victims in person. Instead, they call their victims and instruct them to make payments into a bank account. The efforts of the FTE, prosecutors, and other security forces have had a positive impact in reducing extortion in Guatemala, said Carlos Mendoza, a security analyst with Central American Business Intelligence (CABI), a consulting firm based in Guatemala. “The last two years have reflected an improvement compared to the previous two years, that coincides with efforts by the National Civil Police and prosecutors to target the crime of extortion,” Mendoza said. “Security forces have been dedicated specifically to dismantle extortion gangs.” Extortion group members vary widely in age and gender. In the first ten months of 2013, for example, security forces with the FTE arrested 300 men, 180 women and 90 children believed to have been part of extortion rings. Gang members sometimes use women and children to deliver extortion threats or to collect extortion payments. Gang members threaten some women and children with violence if they do not deliver the threats or collect the funds. Adult extortionists face penalties of six to 12 years in prison. About 95 percent of the extortion suspects arrested by Guatemalan authorities are convicted in court. Criminal gangs began engaging in extortion in large numbers in the 1990s, according to a report in Agencia de Guatemala Noticias Some of the extortion gangs have been organized by inmates who are incarcerated. Cellphones are prohibited in prisons and jails, but some inmates use illegal cellphones to direct their criminal groups who are not incarcerated. For example, April 2014 the FTE arrested eight alleged members of an extortion gang headed by Rigoberto Morales Barrientos, also known as Rigorrico, an imprisoned kidnapper who is sometimes called the “Father of the Extortionists.” Since those arrests, security forces have captured another 40 members of Rigorrico’s alleged extortion ring. In addition to investigating and arresting extortionists, members of the FTE also conduct training programs with business owners and other potential victims on how to handle extortion attempts. Potential victims are encouraged to work with police and the FTE to help bring the extortionists to justice. A positive impact The FTE arrests extortion suspectscenter_img By Dialogo September 22, 2014 Extortionists often target public transportation workers, such as taxi drivers and bus operators. As many as 500 taxi drivers per day pay an average of $12 (USD) in extortion payments, according to estimates by the Guatemalan government. Owners and operators of as many as 1,000 buses are forced to pay about $60 a day per vehicle. In all, extortion robs the Guatemalan public transportation sector of about $25 million per year. Extortion gang members take another $23 million (USD) each year from private business owners. Gang members also collect about $2.3 million (USD) annually from private families. Extortionists also take in about $4 million (USD) from “express kidnappings,” in which gang members take victims hostage until their relatives, friends, or employers pay a ransom in exchange for their release. About 35 percent of extortion crimes in Guatemala are committed by members of organized street gangs, such as Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18. Most of the rest of the crimes are committed by independent criminal elements. Some independent criminals pose as members of Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 to seem more dangerous and intimidating, according to reports in La Noticia and other publications. Genuine members of Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 force some of these independent extortionists to pay a portion of their criminal proceeds to the larger gangs. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this report. Cell phones should be prohibited in jails in Guatemala , to avoid this, but make this condition stick for real.last_img read more