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Naval and Air Commanders Visit USS John C. Stennis

first_img December 5, 2012 View post tag: Visit Back to overview,Home naval-today Naval and Air Commanders Visit USS John C. Stennis View post tag: and View post tag: USS Naval and Air Commanders Visit USS John C. Stennis Senior officers from U.S. Central Command embarked the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), to meet with the leadership and crew, Nov. 30.Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces, addressed the crew during an all hands call on the flight deck, while Lt. Gen David Goldfein, commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command addressed the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9.“Stennis is the lone representative of naval aviation in the U.S. 5th Fleet and we’re grateful to have you and put you to good use,” said Miller during an all hands call.Afterwards, Miller took questions from the crowd concerning topics ranging from future port visits to the geo-political climate in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.“The all hands call was very informative,” said Personnel Specialist Seaman Danielle Bender. “We have a better understanding of how important our presence is in the 5th Fleet while serving our country.”The John C. Stennis Strike Group, consisting of Stennis, CVW 9, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21 and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet to strengthen regional partnerships, sustain maritime security, and support combatant commander requirements for assets in the area.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 5, 2012 View post tag: Stennis View post tag: Commanders Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: C. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: air View post tag: Navy View post tag: John Share this articlelast_img read more

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USCG Cutters to Re-Use Weapons from Decommissioned Frigates

first_img View post tag: Frigates Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: Cutters Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USCG Cutters to Re-Use Weapons from Decommissioned Frigates center_img View post tag: Decommissioned View post tag: Re-Use Engineers at Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division are harvesting weapon system components from decommissioned U.S. Navy frigates (FFGs) for re-use on Coast Guard cutters.The harvesting of components from four decommissioned frigates will result in more than $24 million in cost avoidance, with more expected from a fifth ship. The Navy’s leveraging of decommissioned ships’ assets shows a judicious use of resources and collaboration between services.Abe Boughner, with Auxiliary Ships/Acquisition Support Branch at NAVSSES, said:The Navy’s FFGs will all be decommissioned by the end of fiscal year 2015, but the Coast Guard cutters have the same gun weapons systems.The equipment includes MK 75, 76mm/62 caliber gun mounts, as well as gun control panels, barrels, launchers, junction boxes and other components. The Coast Guard can use all of this equipment on cutters during the course of the ships’ expected service life, which spans into the 2030s.The harvesting effort began in December 2012 when Roger Raber of Naval Sea System Command’s Surface Warfare Readiness Directorate proposed a plan to harvest equipment from five decommissioned FFGs docked at the Navy’s inactive ship maintenance facility in Philadelphia. Raber coordinated with NAVSSES engineers E. Alan Karpovitch, the Navy’s propulsion program manager, and Ashley Ferguson, mechanical engineer, to oversee the daily operations of removing items from the frigates. The Coast Guard also provided a team to assist with removal of components from the FFGs.Some of the MK 75 mounts will be placed into the overhaul cycle at the Coast Guard Yard Ordnance Shop and returned to service onboard Famous Class cutters. One mount is slated to support the Coast Guard’s sustainment program for parts no longer manufactured or in short supply. Other components will also be placed in the overhaul cycle for later return to service.Press release, Image: US Navy USCG Cutters to Re-Use Weapons from Decommissioned Frigates View post tag: USCG View post tag: Weapons October 24, 2014last_img read more

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Law Enforcement Explorer Post Open House

first_imgThe Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will host a Law Enforcement Explorer open house and Recruitment Night on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center located at 1901 Lynch Road. The program is open to young men and women ages 16-20 as well as their families.Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities and community service activities.Sheriff Dave Wedding explained, “Law Enforcement Exploring is a great way for students to develop leadership skills and improve self-confidence.” Sheriff Wedding added, “Through fun and exciting ‘hands-on’ career related activities and community service opportunities, students will gain valuable experience that will help prepare them for a career in law enforcement.”The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens within their communities. During the open house, potential post members will have the opportunity to observe just a sample of what they will see and experience throughout their experience with the law enforcement explorer post program. They will also have an opportunity to meet and speak with current Explorers.The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 82 is open to young men and women ages 16 through 20 years old that are enrolled in High School or College with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of law enforcement. Explorer Post 82 is entering its fifth year in Vanderburgh County. Last year, over 20 youth from local high schools and universities participated in the Explorer Post. During the year, Explorers participated in classroom and hands-on-training with full time law enforcement and emergency services personnel. Training included: first aid, handcuffing and arrest techniques, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, criminal investigations, and community emergency response.Along with the class room and hands on training, Explorers interacted with children at the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Tent at the Vanderburgh County 4H Fair, the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, and staffing positions during Field Sobriety Check Points. Explorers have also participated in several “Ride-A-Long” opportunities.Agencies from federal, state and local levels coordinate the Law Enforcement Exploring programs throughout the United States. The majority of the community programs are managed by local police departments, including sheriffs, chiefs of police and state police.Nationally, over 33,000 explorers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring. The program highlights include: the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, motor patrol ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences and scholarship opportunities.Law Enforcement Career Exploring posts typically meet on a monthly basis during the school year. Most programs parallel the high school calendar and begin in the fall. There are a number of programs that start at other times during the year to meet the needs of the host organization and participants. Programs are flexible enough to fit in with other activities.For more information contact Deputy Erik Nilssen at (812) 421-6201 or email him [email protected] You may also follow the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Post on Twitter @LEPost82 or on face book at VCSO Explorer Post 82. For more information on Explorer Posts visit www.learningforlife.org/exploring.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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HOBOKEN BRIEFS

first_imgTeen whose vehicle struck and killed Hoboken priest passes awayAccording to an obituary in the Asbury Park Press, Austin Janowski, 19, of Howell, died on Saturday, Aug. 19. Janowski drove the Honda Ridgeline that rammed into a Dodge Caravan in Freehold in June, killing the passengers, including local priest Father Michael Guglielmelli.Guglielmelli, 81, and his sister Dolores Guglielmelli, 87, died the night of the June 4 crash.Their sister, Antoinette Gallina, 85, known as Shirley, died five days later.Janowski graduated from Colts Neck High School in 2015. He was in California at a recovery house at the time of his death, “where he was searching for peace within,” according to the obit.The obit said, “Austin was a special person with a caring and gentle soul. Austin was compassionate and provided laughter and joyfulness to all that he touched, but he could not find greatness or happiness within himself.” ×Work by Bernd Peter Daferner is currently on exhibit in Hoboken and features botanical mixed media images. (See brief.) Work by Bernd Peter Daferner is currently on exhibit in Hoboken and features botanical mixed media images. (See brief.)center_img Director of Hoboken transportation and parking resignsMayor Dawn Zimmer announced that Transportation and Parking Director John Morgan will resign from his position effective Friday, Sept. 1 to pursue other professional opportunities.Morgan was hired by Zimmer in 2013 as director of the department.Prior to Hoboken he established the Department of Parking Services in Westfield, where he served as director. He has also served on the Union County Transportation Advisory Board.Zimmer will appoint Ryan Sharp as Acting Director of the Department of Transportation and Parking. Sharp has served as principal planner in the department for the past six years.“I thank Director Morgan for his years of service to Hoboken,” Zimmer said in a press release. “He played a key role in helping our team advance the Washington Street redesign project, southwest traffic circulation plan, Newark Street safety improvement project, Sinatra Drive shared use path, pay-by-phone parking option, bike share program, upgrades to the Hop shuttle, and many other projects that have improved the safety and quality of life of our community. I wish him continued success as he takes his next steps in his career.”Forums to be held soon for mayor, school boardThe Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition will host a Board of Education candidate forum on Thursday Sept. 7 at the School Hall of the Church of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph at 422 Willow Ave. Nine candidates are running for three seats on Nov. 7 (see sidebar to cover story on school board meeting).The Mayoral Candidates Forum will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Stevens Institute of Technology’s DeBaun Auditorium. Dates and locations for candidate forums for the at-large City Council will be announced soon.This year’s candidate forums will follow the established format that the Hoboken QLC has maintained for over a decade. These events, moderated by Bob Bowdon, a professional interviewer and longtime resident of Hoboken, have consistently presented a lively exchange of policy ideas, opinions, and comments.The QLC said they are grateful for the support of the Parish of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph and Stevens Institute of Technology and its Student Government Association.Senators want sleep apnea testing to continueSenators from New Jersey and New York have urged the federal Department of Transportation to reconsider a recent decision to drop a proposed requirement to test train and truck operators for sleep apnea. Last September a train crashed into Hoboken Terminal injuring over 100 people and killing local mother Fabiola Bittar De Kroon.The train’s engineer was later diagnosed with sleep apnea.The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).“Our region, in particular, has been devastated in recent years by rail accidents with links to sleep apnea,” the senators wrote.Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that interferes with breathing during sleep and causes daytime drowsiness and fatigue.New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez as well as New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in a letter to provide the data and information the department used to make its decision to withdraw the proposed rule earlier this month.“We strongly believe that DOT should immediately reconsider the decision in order to help avoid future fatigue-related tragedies,” the senators wrote. “Due to our serious concern over this decision to vacate this potentially life-saving rule, please provide our offices all data and information used to make the decision to withdraw the rule, and DOT’s plan to identify and treat operators suffering from obstructive sleep apnea before more fatal tragedies take place.” Hoboken mayoral candidate condemns Charlottesville violence, says she is ‘not Donald Trump’City Council President and mayoral candidate Jen Giattino posted a Facebook message last weekend in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and Donald Trump’s subsequent statement condemning violence on “both sides.”She also may have been responding to a Hoboken Reporter cover article over the weekend in which the various council candidates gave their opinions on the Trump administration. Months ago, Giattino, a Republican, had declined to comment on Trump, but then later said she did not vote for Trump.On Facebook over the weekend, she wrote, “As I continue to talk to neighbors and reflect on the events in Charlottesville as well as the marches in Boston, I am coming to realize that some may believe my party affiliation defines who I am. This only makes me more determined to ring every doorbell in Hoboken and meet each of you personally,” she wrote. “Anyone who knows me understands that I am not Donald Trump. I am not someone else’s words or ideas. I am me, I have my own principles and my own conscience, and I got my own way in the office I hold, just as I will when I am mayor.”She added, “I reject entirely Donald Trump’s mixed message on tolerance and the room he gave hate groups and white supremacists. It saddens me that the president and his administration didn’t immediately condemn unequivocally the hate and violence that led to Heather Heyer’s death and make it clear that there is no room in our nation for hate groups and racism and bigotry. As committed as I am against all intolerance, I am just as committed to taking care of people. It’s really that simple, whether in a significant crisis or in their everyday lives.”She added that she believes in smart city government spending, developing local business, and in combating flooding, parking, aging water mains, and overdevelopment.She added, “I want to see diversity in our schools. I worry about the displacement of long time residents who find living here increasingly unaffordable. I believe in civil and women’s rights. I don’t need to have a gun. And I’m concerned about the effects of climate change on our city and our children’s future. That’s the beginning and the end of it.“I am eager to speak with every single member of our community who has a concern about the city’s direction and where I would steer it. I am sure that after that conversation you will know that labeling people might be convenient, especially around election time, but rarely paints a full picture of who they are.”Auditions scheduled for Music on Broadway seriesOpen auditions will be held for the Music on Broadway series, held each Friday in Bayonne. This very popular, city-sponsored event places paid performers at various dining establishments in Bayonne each Friday.A meeting and auditions will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Vic Tavern, 107 Hobart Ave., Bayonne. All interested musicians should be prepared to perform one or two songs. For additional information, please contact Terry Young (20) 615-9768 or Dee Dee Bottino (201) 858-6357.Music on Broadway is sponsored by The City of Bayonne, The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone and The Hudson Reporter.New art exhibit featuring flowersLocal artist Bernd Peter Daferner has a current exhibit at Hudson Flowers of Hoboken at 92 Hudson St.The show, Botanica, exhibits a portfolio of botanical mixed media images. Botanica represents a fresh interest for the artist who is an avid gardener.“Bernd is attracted to nature in all its forms and concerned with the numerous threats to our environment and climate,” says a press release. “Beginning with photography to capture the sensuous attraction of natural beauty, he manipulates the image to create a vision which alludes to the shadow, darkness, and menace that hide behind nature as well as every other aspects of our lives these days.”The works are inspired by the portfolios of botanical engravings popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as by the “Secret Language of Flowers” of Queen Victoria’s era. Hoboken mayor’s chief of staff resigns to run Bhalla campaignCouncilman Ravi Bhalla, candidate for mayor of Hoboken, named Vijay Chaudhuri, who is leaving his position as chief of staff to Mayor Dawn Zimmer, as his campaign manager on Tuesday, Aug. 22.“Chaudhuri brings an in-depth understanding of Hoboken politics as well as demonstrated political and organizational skills to the task,” said the press release from Bhalla.Before serving as Zimmer’s chief of staff, Chaudhuri worked in a number of capacities for U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), including serving as campaign manager on one of his re-election campaigns. Chaudhuri has also served as campaign manager of Edison Mayor Jun Choi’s re election campaign.Chaudhuri joins Christian Duffy, who is serving as field director, on the campaign staff. Duffy served as deputy field director for Jim Johnson in his gubernatorial campaign, and as a regional organizing director for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, among other campaigns he has worked on around the nation. In 2015, he was the Get-Out-The-Vote Director for the Zimmer-backed council candidates in Hoboken.Ravi Bhalla said in a press release, “I am pleased that Vijay is coming on board full time. Together with Christian, he gives us a strong ground team to lead us to victory on November 7.”In a separate press release, Zimmer said, “Vijay has seen Hoboken through many challenges and has been a valuable team member in many of our accomplishments for our city’s residents. I thank him very much for his strong dedication to our city and wish him the very best in the future.”last_img read more

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Record 37,305 apply to College

first_imgA record 37,305 students have applied for admission to Harvard College’s Class of 2019. Last year 34,295 applied, while the previous high was 35,023 for the Class of 2017.“Two factors may have combined to produce such a large applicant pool: the publicity surrounding Ken Griffin’s $150 million gift for financial aid, which came in February 2014, just as high school juniors were beginning the college search, and the Harvard College Connection, our new electronic outreach that includes a new website, video, and social media,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid.“Ken Griffin’s remarkable generosity, along with the high priority of financial aid in the ongoing capital campaign, underscores Harvard’s fundamental commitment to access and affordability,” said Sally C. Donahue, Griffin Director of Financial Aid. “A large percentage of the application increase came from those applying for financial aid.”Close to 60 percent of Harvard students receive need-based aid, and on average their families pay only $12,000 annually. Harvard requires no contribution from the 20 percent of Harvard families with annual incomes below $65,000, asks an average of 10 percent of income from the majority of families receiving financial aid, and does not require loans. Even families with incomes greater than $150,000 are eligible for aid depending on their particular circumstances, such as having multiple children in college or unusual medical or other essential expenses.“The Harvard College Connection was mentioned frequently by applicants as a factor in their decision to apply,” said Marlyn E. McGrath, director of admissions. “While it will be several years before we have definitive information about the effect of this new electronic outreach, we are encouraged by what we have seen so far.“The ethnic composition, gender breakdown, and geographic makeup of the applicant pool are very similar to last year,” she said. “There was a slight increase (11.7 percent) in the number of students interested in the humanities and small increases for other prospective concentrations, except for computer science, which had a 38.9 percent increase. The attention that ‘Computer Science 50: Introduction to Computer Science’ has received in the media and the Internet seems to have played a role.”Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decisions on March 31. Admitted students will be invited to Cambridge for Visitas, the visiting program for prospective freshmen, to be held this year from April 25-27. Students have until May 1, the national reply date, to notify Harvard and other colleges of their enrollment decisions.last_img read more

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High Availability: New Promotion to Ensure Business Continuity With Data Domain

first_imgToday’s business world demands continuous operations across the data center, including mission-critical data protection procedures. As some admins have learned the hard way, any amount of downtime can mean a loss in revenue and productivity for an organization. This is why business continuity has become a top IT priority for global enterprises – and why Dell EMC has implemented support for high availability configurations in our latest generation of Data Domain systems for midsized and large enterprises.High availability empowers organizations with greater resiliency through a second line of defense via Data Domain, ensuring continuous operations in the event of a failure. This month, Dell EMC has introduced a new promotion around high availability configurations for Data Domain systems, enabling customers to purchase their second controller at a 50% discount.By adding a second Data Domain controller to your protection storage investment, you create the active/standby configuration need to achieve high availability. During any unplanned system downtime, a simple failover between the two controllers is activated.Since the two controllers are attached to a shared storage pool, with one handling data ingestion and the other on standby, the backup jobs can resume in just minutes on the standby controller. Plus, this whole process can be easily monitored and managed via Data Domain System Manager. In addition to minimizing unexpected downtime, high availability configurations can also complete Data Domain Operating System upgrades without taking the system offline.Gain this feature with a new Data Domain DD9800, DD9300 or DD6800 that is preconfigured for high availability. Customers can purchase a second Data Domain controller at a 50% discount from Dell EMC and our partners now. The promotion will run through Friday, August 3, 2018. To learn more about Dell EMC Data Domain, please visit the Dell EMC Store to compare products and follow @DellEMCProtect on Twitter for the latest announcements, customer case studies and topical content.last_img read more

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Privet Bratan! Stoli On Us! Off-Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 Extends Once More

first_imgYou keep telling yourself you’re going to get to see the hip musical Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, well the fates have given you one last shot to down some pierogies and party with the love torn cast! The off-Broadway show, which re-opened on September 27 for a 14-week limited run and was then extended through January 19, is going to pour the vodka even longer! The interactive experience will now continue to play pop-up venue Kazino through March 2, so you still have another month or so to party with the cast!  The Great Comet’s downtown company reprise their roles in the new mounting of Dave Malloy’s innovative show, which is directed by Rachel Chavkin. The cast features David Abeles as Pierre, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Blake DeLong as Bolkonsky/Andrey, Amber Gray as Helene, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Grace McLean as Marya D, Ashkon Davaran as Balaga, Phillipa Soo as Natasha, Lucas Steele as Anatole and Shaina Taub as Princess Mary. The ensemble includes Ken Clark, Catherine Brookman, Luke Holloway, Azudi Onyejekwe, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin. Related Shows Based on a most scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace, The Great Comet tells the story of a young girl named Natasha, who is betrothed to Andrey, though he’s off at war. In his absence, Natasha strikes up a relationship with the attractive Anatole, whose rebellious nature causes Andrey’s best friend Pierre to be on alert to the budding romance.  Smells like a Broadway hit… or is that the borscht? View Commentscenter_img Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014last_img read more

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Indiana utility plans to be coal-free by 2028

first_imgIndiana utility plans to be coal-free by 2028 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Northwest Indiana Times:NIPSCO sent its new strategy for electricity generation and transmission to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday, formally submitting a plan to retire its coal-fired R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield and the Michigan City coal plant.The utility intends to replace coal with renewable sources, including solar and wind. NIPSCO President Violet Sistovaris said the decision to retire the four coal-fired generators at Schahfer by 2023 and one at Michigan City by 2028 was a result of the utility’s investigation of the most cost-effective, reliable and environmentally sustainable means to deliver power to its customers.Ultimately, the company expects the transition to renewable sources to save money — estimating total customer savings of $4 billion over 20 years. And, it will reduce its carbon emissions by 90 percent by 2028.“We see an opportunity to really invest in a balance of energy options and make energy more affordable and cleaner,” Sistovaris said. NIPSCO projects that, by 2023, 53 percent of its electricity will come from renewable sources, 24 percent from natural gas and 17 percent from coal. By 2028, renewable sources will constitute 65 percent of supply, with natural gas at 25 percent. The rest will come from purchases on the open market.More: NIPSCO submits blueprint for shift from coal to renewableslast_img read more

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Now we’ve hit the big time!

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Wow! Is about all I can say. Did you see the Forbes Magzaine ran an article titled “Homebuyers Finding A Home At Credit Unions” yesterday? I think we’ve hit the big time because it is significant for a major media finance publication to reflect on Credit Unions. It’s shows we’ve gone from being a bit player in the mortgage market to a group that should be noticed. Some industry data suggests that Credit Unions as a whole are only over-shadowed in new origination market share by Wells Fargo. So take a few minutes and read the article here….or just read on……The article talked about how home buying activity in America was still somewhat struggling, but went on top say “Nevertheless, whether it’s through specific first-time homebuyer campaigns like some institutions have launched or just from the increased demand among consumers in their specific markets, the credit unions…..process a large volume of mortgages.”The article highlighted some Credit Union efforts:BECU,who has hired additional staff to support growing demand and embarked on a large mass media campaign; continue reading »last_img read more

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