Back to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2014 View post tag: Feb View post tag: 2 Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Mar View post tag: 24% Top News of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2014 View post tag: week TOP NEWS OF THE WEEKUkrainian Frigate Hetman Sahaidachny Heads HomeUkrainian frigate Hetman Sahaidachny has successfully completed an operational tour with the EU Naval Force and is now sailing towards her home port of Sevastopol in the Ukraine.USS Taylor’s Commander Relieved of DutiesCapt. Jim Aiken, commander, Task Force 65, relieved Cmdr. Dennis Volpe, commanding officer of the Mayport-based frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), Feb. 25, due to loss of confidence in Volpe’s ability to command. The relief occurred following a preliminary inquiry into a Feb. 12 grounding incident in Samsun, Turkey.USA: Lockheed Martin Gets LCS Contract ModificationLockheed Martin Corporation has received a USD 23.5 million modification to previously awarded contract for the accomplishment of fleet maintenance sustainment support for the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships. Fire Aboard Australian Navy SubmarineA fire broke out today onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine, HMAS Waller, while sailing near the West Australian coast, according to the Australian Defence Magazine. The accident passed without causalities due to timely emergency response actions, which were undertaken to extinguish the fire. Indian Sub Catches Fire, Seven Seriously InjuredAnother accident, after numerous suffered during this and last year, has occurred today in the Indian Navy’s fleet, this time involving the Sindhuratna submarine, according to DNA India. The submarine was undergoing sea trials 50 km off the Mumbai coast, after being subjected to a refit two months ago, when the accident occurred.Italian Navy Gets Third FREMM FrigateTwo months after the final acceptance of the FoC ASW Virginio Fasan the Italian Navy has enlarged the existing fleet with the third FREMM Frigate, Carlo MARGOTTINI. The ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia (Italy). The FREMM Margottini is in Anti Submarine Warfare configuration as well as Fasan. Authorities March 2, 2014 View post tag: the View post tag: Top View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 2014
First replenishment on first Manitou patrol for HMAS Arunta View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: PNS Shamsheer View post tag: Op MANITOU Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden during her deployment to the Middle East.HMAS Arunta deployed under the Australian operation Manitou which supports the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to fight terrorism and prevent piracy.The frigate completed her first RAS in company with US Navy oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl and Pakistani Zulfiqar-class frigate PNS Shamsheer.Arunta’s navigating officer, Lieutenant Stuart McPherson enjoyed the opportunity to conduct a replenishment with Walter S. Diehl. With Arunta on Walter S. Diehl’s port side and Shamsheer on her starboard side, both frigates simultaneously refueled from Walter S. Diehl’s bunkers.“Opportunities like this are a great way to gain valuable experience and learn how other navies operate. I look forward to working with both ships again in the future,” Lieutenant McPherson said.On completion of the replenishment Arunta and Shamsheer conducted a set of officer-of-the-watch manoeuvres to provide ship handling experience for the Maritime Warfare Officers in both ships.During her first patrol for Manitou, Arunta has been busy conducting multiple boardings as part of efforts to combat illegal narcotics and weapon smuggling in the region that fund terrorist activities.Arunta also took part in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Socotra, Yemen. The replenishment at sea was vital to ensure Arunta can keep on task for a longer period. Share this article View post tag: Pakistan Navy View post tag: USNS Walter S. Diehl January 12, 2017 View post tag: HMAS Arunta Back to overview,Home naval-today First replenishment on first Manitou patrol for HMAS Arunta Authorities View post tag: CMF
Back to overview,Home naval-today Fairbanks Morse to power US Coast Guard’s new cutter View post tag: offshore patrol cutters Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #2.The USCGC Chase (WMSM-916) will be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, and the MPDE will be built by Fairbanks Morse at its Beloit, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility.“Fairbanks Morse has been building engines for the US Coast Guard and US Navy since World War II,” Deepak Navnith, Fairbanks Morse President, said.“This new generation of cutters represents one of the largest vessel procurement orders in the Coast Guard’s history and it is also the first time we’ve partnered with Eastern Shipbuilding,” Navnith added.The 360-foot-long cutter will be powered by two diesel engines, each rated at 7,280 kW for 14,560 kW of total propulsion power.The OPC is designed to conduct multiple missions in support of the nation’s maritime security and border protection. It will provide a capability bridge between the national security cutter (NSC), which patrols the open ocean in the most demanding maritime environments, and the fast response cutter (FRC), which serves closer to shore.The new OPC design includes the capability of carrying an MH-60R or MH-65 Helicopter and three operational Over-The-Horizon (OTH) small boats. The vessel is also equipped with a highly sophisticated combat system and C4ISR suite that will enhance capabilities to execute the service’s missions.Recently, Fairbanks Morse was selected to supply engines for numerous US Navy ships, including LCS 27, LPD 29 and LPD 30. The company’s engines are installed on approximately 80% of navy’s ships that have a medium speed power application. December 13, 2018 Equipment & technology Fairbanks Morse to power US Coast Guard’s new cutter View post tag: Fairbanks Morse Share this article
The 8th Grade Class 2017 With plenty of pomp and just enough circumstance, the Ocean City Intermediate School capped off a successful year with its annual promotional ceremony.A packed house of parents, friends and relatives looked on as the school officially sent off the class of 2017 for a fun-filled summer in anticipation of their next school year as high school freshmen.Geoff Haines greeted the students and their families.The class marched in to the sounds of the concert band, followed by the Flag Salute led by Nicholas Bell.Nicholas BellPrincipal Mr. Haines welcomed all and presented several teacher recognitions.Madison Morgan spoke beautify about not being afraid to fail.Madison Morgan then delivered the first student address, followed by the donation of a surfboard by Aaron Bogushefsky.Next came numerous awards to individual students, presented through the generosity of Ocean City civic clubs and organizations.OCIS ChoirThen came special music from the Choral Ensemble, led by Mrs. Kramm-Rowe.Luke Gallagher spoke of teamwork and quoted Michael Jordan.Luke Gallagher delivered the second student address of the program, followed by academic awards, presented by Mr. Pruitt, and recognition awards presented by Mr. Haines.Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kathleen TaylorThe class of 2017 was then presented by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kathleen Taylor.At the conclusion for the formal program, the graduating students mingled with their friends and family members. All agreed it was a special event for everyone involved.Concert Band
Guitarists Billy Strings and Cris Jacobs welcomed a mix of guest musicians during their performance at this year’s Aiken Bluegrass Festival in South Carolina over the weekend. It was during Strings’ late-night “Psychedelic Circus” set on Saturday where he and Jacobs delivered a mix of notable rock covers alongside special guests including Circles Around The Sun guitarist Neal Casal, singer Lindsay Lou, and bassist Royal Masat.Related: Watch Billy Strings Throw Down At 2018 Aiken Bluegrass FestivalThe band’s first set included performances of Edgar Winter Group‘s “Hangin’ Around”, Grateful Dead‘s “Althea”, and ZZ Top‘s “Cheap Sunglasses” to start things off. From there, they pulled a page out of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers‘ songbook to perform “Runnin’ Down A Dream” and “Breakdown”, in addition to a pair of Jimi Hendrix tunes in “Red House” and “Fire”. The band closed the first half fo the show with Chuck Berry‘s blues-rock anthem, “Johnny B. Goode”.Following set break, the group returned to start their second-half run of classic rock covers with Black Sabbath‘s “Paranoid” and Jerry Garcia‘s “Deal”. The band continued with Pearl Jam‘s “Corduroy” which went right into “Down By The River” out of the Neil Young songbook. Following performances of “Funk 49”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, and “Big River”, the band launched into another two-song segue beginning with Dr. John‘s funky “Right Place Wrong Time” into “That’s What Love Will Make You Do”.The second set continued with Led Zeppelin‘s “Good Times Bad Times”, Junior Parker‘s “Mystery Train”, and returning to Sabbath for “Sweet Leaf” to close. The show’s one-song encore saw the band send fans into the early hours of the morning with a performance of “Iko Iko”. Fans can relive some of the second set covers from Saturday’s performance below.Billy Strings & Cris Jacobs ‘Psychedelic Circus’ – “Paranoid” – 5/11/2019[Video: T Shaw’s Progressive Bluegrass]Billy Strings & Cris Jacobs ‘Psychedelic Circus’ – “Corduroy” > “Down By The River” – 5/11/2019[Video: T Shaw’s Progressive Bluegrass]Billy Strings & Cris Jacobs ‘Psychedelic Circus’ – “Right Place Wrong Time” > “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” – 5/11/2019[Video: T Shaw’s Progressive Bluegrass]Billy Strings & Cris Jacobs ‘Psychedelic Circus’ – “Good Times Bad Times”[Video: T Shaw’s Progressive Bluegrass]Billy Strings’ 2019 spring tour will continue later this week with a show at the Rives Theatre in Martinsville, VA on Thursday (May 16th). For ticketing information and a full list of upcoming Billy Strings tour dates, head to his website here.Cris Jacobs also has a number of upcoming dates on his Color Where You Are 2019 tour. You can check out a full list of shows and ticketing information on his website here.Setlist: Billy Strings and Cris Jacobs Band ‘Psychedelic Circus’ | Aiken Bluegrass Festival | Aiken, SC | 5/11/2019Set One: Hangin’ Around (Edgar Winter Group cover), Farther Up The Road (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover), Althea (Grateful Dead cover), Whiskey In The Jar (Traditional cover), Cheap Tequila (Johnny Winter cover), Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top cover), Breakdown (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover), Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad (Traditional cover) > Runnin’ Down A Dream (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover), Red House (Jimi Hendrix cover), Fire (Jimi Hendrix cover), Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover)Set Two: Paranoid (Black Sabbath cover), Deal (Jerry Garcia cover), Corduroy (Pearl Jam cover) > Down By The River (Neil Young cover), Funk 49 (James Gang cover), Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic cover), Big River (Johnny Cash cover), Right Place Wrong Time (Dr. John cover) > That’s What Love Will Make You Do (Thigpen, Banks and Marion cover), Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin cover), Mystery Train (Junior Parker), Funky Bitch (Son Seals cover), Sweet Leaf (Black Sabbath cover)Encore: Iko Iko (James “Sugar Boy” Crawford cover)[H/T JamBase]
Noam T. Wasserman, associate professor at Harvard Business School (HBS), has won the Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award from the Academy of Management in recognition of his second-year M.B.A. elective course “Founders’ Dilemmas.”Based on his research during the past decade, the popular course examines the early founding decisions that have important and often unexpected long-term consequences for both founders and their enterprises.He will formally receive the award at the academy’s annual meeting in Montreal in August. Wasserman earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard in 2002 and an M.B.A. (with high distinction as a Baker Scholar) from HBS in 1999.
Read Full Story Insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep difficulties common among older adults are more common among blacks, Chinese, and Hispanics in America than in whites and may contribute to health disparities, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School (HMS).The study was published in the June, 2015 issue of Sleep.“Our findings underscore the very high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disturbances in middle-aged and older adults, and identify racial/ethnic disparities that include differences in short sleep duration, sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness,” said lead author Xiaoli Chen, research fellow at Harvard Chan School, in an American Academy of Sleep Medicine news release.Since sleep apnea is thought to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and mortality, the findings indicate a need to screen for these conditions in populations at risk, senior author Susan Redline, professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard Chan School and professor of medicine at HMS, said in the statement.
By Gustavo Arias Retana/Diálogo October 19, 2018 Thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing the unstable government of Nicolás Maduro, migrating to Latin American countries. According to Eric L. Olson, deputy director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, the exodus is considered the worst migration crisis in the region in the last 50 years. Several countries face housing, xenophobia, and organized crime challenges, created by the massive migration wave. According to the United Nations (UN), 2.3 million Venezuelans live abroad and 1.6 million have left since 2015, when the crisis worsened under Maduro’s rule. Colombia is the main destination, where more than a million Venezuelans live. Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Panama, and Brazil also face substantial migration flows. According to Rafael Uzcátegui, general coordinator of the non-governmental organization Venezuelan Program of Education-Action on Human Rights, the situation is not new. “It intensified in the last several months due to economic and social problems the country is going through,” he told Diálogo. “People are leaving Venezuela not only because of political reasons; they also escape civil insecurity and the economic crisis,” Uzcátegui said. “There were five migration waves: first, businesspeople; second, middle-class dissidents; third, political refugees; fourth, lower-class people; and most recently, quite particular, former government officials and supporters of Chavism.” Faced with the situation, the region must respond to the immediate challenge of sheltering Venezuelans and ensuring access to basic health and protection. “Countries of the region put into place several mechanisms to regularize the situation of Venezuelan migrants, so they can access basic services, such as health, education, and work,” Olga Sarrado, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Venezuela, told Diálogo. “Now, more than 727,000 Venezuelans hold a permit that regularizes their stay in the host nation. Since 2014, more than 336,000 Venezuelans sought asylum around the world.” Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador request a Venezuelan passport or a special permit to enter and remain on their soil. To enter Chile and Panama, Venezuelan migrants need a visa issued by a consulate. Brazil only requires an ID, although Brazilian authorities have already considered restricting Venezuelans’ entry. Maduro’s government denies the emergency and organized staged repatriations on TV. In late August, Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodríguez told the press that the crisis in Venezuela was “fake news spread by xenophobic, racist governments.” Exposed to organized crime Sarrado and Uzcátegui agree that one of the main concerns Venezuelan migration brings to the region is criminal gangs trying to take advantage of the dire situation. Uzcátegui explained that problems start when Venezuelans try to obtain a passport to leave the country, as the black market takes advantage of the difficulty to obtain legal documents. “Leaving without a passport makes it difficult to get to any country, and nowadays Venezuelans leave without a valid passport, because the chain of corruption prevents them from getting one legally. They have to buy passports on the black market at prices ranging from $800 to $1,200,” he said. Venezuelans, once out of the country with or without passports, continue to fall prey to organized crime. UNHCR detected networks linked to human trafficking and sexual exploitation that take advantage of the migrants’ vulnerable situation, Sarrado said. “Venezuelans, especially those with irregular situations, are exposed to great risks such as human trafficking, sexual and labor exploitation, or recruitment by illegal groups,” he said. Xenophobia and social tension The spread of xenophobia and acts of violence are other challenges Venezuelans face in host nations. Discrimination can be flagrant, especially when the wave of arrivals is concentrated in areas with a sluggish economy. In August 2018, people in the border state of Roraima, Brazil, through which most Venezuelans enter the country, attacked a makeshift camp of about 2,000 immigrants. The attackers were neighbors claiming that four Venezuelans had hit and robbed a Brazilian shopkeeper. In Peru, attacks against Venezuelans increased. Derogatory name-calling on social media and in the streets is the main form of aggression against migrants who arrive in the Andean country. “These retaliations happened in similar contexts, and could be mitigated if policies to welcome immigrants and an understanding of why they cannot stay in their country exist,” said Uzcátegui. “These cases could be contained if there were enough information available for citizens on the seriousness of the humanitarian emergency in Venezuela, information that would awaken solidarity. But governments of receiving nations should also guarantee that formal inclusion offers more advantages than maintaining an irregular status, including no repatriation, access to documentation and education, health, and employment,” he concluded.
Annie Murphy and Catherine O’Hara YouTubeIt’s a mini Schitt’s Creek union! Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy reunited for the loveliest holiday campaign with Hudson’s Bay. And Moira and Alexis Rose would one hundred percent approve.On Tuesday, November 3, the Canadian department store dropped the most adorable video featuring the two Emmy-winning actresses.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Meanwhile, Murphy said that holiday joy to her is all about spreading the seasonal spirit. “For me, that joy is sobbing through ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ in front of the family Christmas tree.”Though O’Hara has long been a staple of the comedic community, before Murphy made her name on the hit sitcom, she had a difficult time booking roles.“Just before Schitt’s Creek, things were quite bleak,” she said during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show at the start of this year. “My house had just burned down. I had, like, $3 in my bank account. I hadn’t worked in close to two years, and I had just blown my very first screen test … I found myself crying in the Pacific Ocean, a very snotty cry, and the universe was like, ‘Don’t do this anymore. This is not for you!’ But then, two days later, I got the audition for Schitt’s Creek.”- Advertisement – Now look at her working in holiday campaigns with an award under her belt!Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) Titled “A Call to Joy,” the duo calls frolics through a snowy forest, a cozy living rooms and a snow globe to bring together people in the name of the holidays. Naturally wearing all their most festive sweaters and party dresses.“Growing up with my big family in Toronto, I was excited every year to see the beautiful holiday window display at Hudson’s Bay,” O’Hara said in a statement, according to Tom + Lorenzo. “I was also thrilled knowing my Mom and Dad would be buying our Christmas presents there! So I’m very happy to join this festive campaign celebrating Canadians and our colorful holiday season.”- Advertisement –