US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander View post tag: fleet May 25, 2012 View post tag: Commander View post tag: US Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), May 24.Vice Adm. John Miller relieved Vice Adm. Mark Fox as commander of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF.As the guest speaker, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, addressed the distinguished guests from regional and coalition partner nations, as well as fellow service members, in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear aircraft carrier and the second oldest vessel in commission. Enterprise is on its 22nd and final deployment.Mattis highlighted NAVCENT/C5F/CMF numerous achievements during Fox’s tenure, including assisting 62 ships and 610 mariners in distress at sea, and air support to troops on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Admiral Fox, the prince of the sea, emir of the sea – to translate ‘admiral’ from the Arabic to English – is a shipmate and a trusted confidant; I have relied on his operational judgment from day one. A key advisor, he’s got a fighter’s instinct and a diplomat’s understanding,” said Mattis. “Thank you, Admiral Fox. You are the epitome of a naval officer.”Since July 2010, Fox has led more than 25,000 U.S. and coalition service members operating continuously in the region providing security, defending against violent extremism, conducting maritime security operations (MSO) and providing support for operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.“The U.S. and Combined Maritime Forces contribution and presence is vital to security and stability in this region of the world,” said Fox. “It’s essential for the global economy that every nation has a presence here.”Fox wore the Order of Bahrain, First-class medal, which was bestowed upon him on May 11, by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Kingdom of Bahrain. Fox was presented the award in honor of his meritorious service as Commander, NAVCENT/C5F/CMF. During the change of command ceremony, he was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Service Medal for his exceptional performance as NAVCENT/C5F/CMF commander from July 2010 to May 2012.Fox has been confirmed for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), in Washington, D.C.Miller’s previous assignments include serving as the NAVCENT deputy commander and chief of staff for Commander, U.S. Central Command. His most recent tour was as special assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/N5) in Washington, D.C. “It’s an honor to be here and to serve with the greatest group of Sailors and Marines the world has ever seen,” said Miller.Miller’s goals as the new commander are to build upon existing relationships and foster new partnerships throughout the region.“It is always important to build the coalition,” said Miller. “It’s our job to maintain security and stability in the region, and we do that through a large variety of coalition partners who share a common cause with us.”NAVCENT/C5F/CMF area of responsibility encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean. This expanse, comprised of 20 countries, includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 25, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: New Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: welcomes US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander View post tag: Naval View post tag: 5thlast_img read more

High-Heel-A-Thon supports hospital

first_imgJunior Libbie Gilliland sprinted 50 yards in her favorite pair of high heels Monday night. Gilliland, sporting the black heels decorated with silver bells and pearls, took first place in the second annual High-Heel-A-Thon sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon. The proceeds from the race benefit the Riley Hospital for Children, which has 19 locations throughout Indiana. Gilliland said the race is an innovative way to support the hospital’s work. “I did the High-Heel-A-Thon because I have medical conditions,” Gilliland said. “Even though I go to a hospital in the Chicago area, Riley Hospital still holds the same concept. It’s a great way for me to give back.” Dance Marathon president senior Becca Guerin said the High-Heel-A-Thon contributes to the overall goal of the marathon that will be hosted later in the year. Each high-heeled runner paid a $5 entry fee. “The people who ultimately benefit from our fundraisers like the High-Heel-A-Thon are the patients and families of Riley’s Children Hospital,” Guerin said. “It is gratifying to know that the funds we raise will make a direct impact at Riley.” The College hopes to increase its overall contribution to the hospital this year. Last year, the marathon raised over $63,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital, Guerin said. “This year, our monetary goal is to increase last year’s total by 20 percent,” she said. Juniors Kate Kellogg and Liz Kraig, co-executives for Dance Marathon fundraising, planned the race. “It’s a fun event to get the campus excited about Dance Marathon,” Kellogg said. “The idea is just to create awareness throughout the year. The High-Heel-A-Thon works perfectly in the ‘classy and fabulous’ atmosphere of Saint Mary’s.” Junior Nora Quirk finished second and junior Sarah Feeley took third. Students who attended to watch the event were aware of the impact made at Riley Children’s Hospital. Junior Christina Barra said many members of the College support the Dance Marathon in some way. “Dance Marathon is a great cause,” Barra said. “It’s great to see all the support from the Saint Mary’s community.”last_img read more

Six go for Edinburgh’s £50m financial district extension

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Cricket News ICC Women’s World T20: Australia clinch record fourth title with crushing win over England

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Australian women’s cricket team is record-breakers when it comes to ICC World events. They have won the 50-over World Cup six times. On Saturday, at North Sound Antigua, they secured a record fourth World T20 title by crushing England in the final. The Southern Stars bowled England out for a paltry 105 and they chased the target to win the contest by eight wickets. This is Australia’s second World T20 win in the West Indies, having won the title in 2010. Remarkably, in the last time England took on Australia in the final, it was in the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh and remarkably, they were bowled out for 105 and the target was achieved in 15.1 overs.Read More | Bangladesh continue stellar Test run, beat West Indies in first TestAustralia’s march to the title owed a lot to the all-round efforts of Ashleigh Gardner, the 21-year-old off spinner. Her efforts, combined with consistent contributions from the other Australian bowlers negated the advantage England had after opting to bat. Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt struck early blows and it was left to Danielle Wyatt and skipper Heather Knight to steady the ship.Read More | Mithali Raj’s manager lashes out at India skipper Harmanpreet KaurHowever, Gardner removed Wyatt for 43 when the batter drilled a flighted delivery to extra cover only for Meg Lanning to take a fantastic catch. With Wyatt’s dismissal, England lost seven wickets for 41 runs, with Gardner accounting for skipper Knight and Anya Shrubsole. The England tail folded cheaply and they were bundled out for 105, with Gardner taking 3/22.In response, Australia started aggressively with Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney sharing a 29-run opening stand. Healy fell for 22 when Sophie Ecclestone breached her defences while Mooney tried to steer Danielle Hazell to third man but ended up edging to the keeper. However, Gardner, having hurt England with the ball, hurt the opposition with the bat as well and she was given good support by Lanning.Gardner broke the shackles by launching Knight over deep midwicket and Australia came closer to the target when Gardner launched Kirstie Gordon over long on for two sixes in one over and victory was sealed in the 16th over when Lanning tapped Natalie Sciver to point for a quick single to spark wild celebrations in the Australian camp.Speaking after the win, Lanning said the calmness displayed by the team was outstanding. “I think this is a very satisfying win. We knew we could change a few things and we are a very calm group and I think we showed that tonight. The girls have been outstanding and the support staff has been excellent,” Lanning said.On the loss, England skipper Knight said it was a competitive wicket but the total was not challenging enough. “We just lost wickets at the key time and we lost momentum and we didn’t put a competitive total on the board,” Knight rued. last_img read more

NNL SUPER 8 PLAYOFF: High Flying Bendel Insurance,…

first_imgInsurance scored their second of the afternoon in the 15th minute when Michael Enaruna netted a brilliant free kick.In the 35th minute, Delta Force were reduced to 10 men when Nduka Eze was dismissed for dragging down the opposition after he was adjudged to have been the last man.Emmanuel Uangboje increased the tally with 21 minutes left on clock for the Benin City side’s third goal of the afternoon after beating the offside trap.Remo Stars on the other hand set up the mouth-watery clash with Bendel Insurance with three unreplied goals against the Oluyole Warriors.Edoka Owoicho got the curtain raiser in the 33 minute while Awoyemi Abiodun added the second in the 75th minute. Olufemi Oladapo made it 3-0 in the 85th.Both Delta Force and 3SC have a tough fixture to look forward to in the hope of salvaging something from the playoff.The two games will take place at the same Enyimba Stadium venue in AbaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bendel Insurance FC of Benin and Remo Stars of Sagamu who both won their first games of the ongoing Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 Playoff in Aba yesterday are to meet today in a clash already expected to produce one of the four teams to be promoted to the topflight NPFL.Bendel Insurance defeated 10-man Delta Force 3-0 at the Enyimba International Stadium while Remo Stars also crushed 3SC by the same goal margin.The Benin Arsenal raced in front through veteran forward Charles Omokaro in the 12th minute.last_img read more

Critiques of jails miss larger issue: Staffing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The question the supervisors should be asking themselves is: Why can’t the sheriff fill 1,100 positions? And why are 100 to 150 deputies leaving the Sheriff’s Department every year for a career at another law enforcement agency? At the current rate of net increase in staffing, the Sheriff’s Department will reach its current authorized and safe staffing levels in about 120 years. Of the ever-decreasing number of qualified people considering a career in law enforcement, none of them expects to be exceptionally well paid. All of them, however, compare the pay and benefits between the agencies that are hiring. And the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department does not compare well. Our pay and benefits are fast falling behind other Los Angeles County police agencies, and all of them are hiring by the scores. That leaves the county at the end of the line on recruiting, and at the front of the line on sworn personnel transferring to other agencies. The current county budget and the next both include the salary and benefits for 1,100 deputies who are not currently on the payroll. For each month that goes by, we are less safe, we can expect more problems in the jails. For a small percentage of the amount the county is already allocating to the Sheriff’s Department, for what amounts to vacant positions, the Board of Supervisors could make our pay and benefits package competitive with other agencies. The supervisors should look at the problems of recruiting and retaining in the Sheriff’s Department, and make the obvious determination that there should be a plan in place to aim compensation at a level that will allow recruiting and retaining of sworn personnel. I know that I speak for many deputy sheriffs and police officers when I say that I did not take the job of a peace officer because it paid well. The fact is, it still doesn’t. Most of us are willing to work hard, in a dangerous job, because the pay is fair – or at least it should be – and because the medical and retirement benefits are a secure commodity that I can count on when I retire. Deputy sheriffs are the individuals who are willing to stand guard in the jails with arguably the largest group of the most dangerous people in the country. We are the individuals who are willing to confront violent suspects to keep Los Angeles County residents and businesses safe. All we ask is that the county provide the resources to hire enough of us to do the job safely. Steve Remige is president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seem to think it’s appropriate for them to berate Sheriff’s Department commanders for the problems with safety in our county jails. But it’s the board that’s failing to properly fund public safety programs that would easily prevent most of what they claim concerns them. There is a direct correlation between deploying enough sworn personnel and keeping our jails and patrol areas safe. Having enough deputies on duty simply means safer streets and safer jails. But our deputy sheriffs are working 1,100 deputies below authorized staffing levels, thanks to a hiring freeze imposed by the sheriff three years ago. Because of the staffing shortages, deputies are routinely ordered to work forced overtime. It is not at all uncommon for deputies working the jails to be held over to work an extra shift because the minimum staffing levels could not be otherwise secured. It should be obvious what this practice does to morale. Moreover, overtime is more expensive for the county. Proper staffing levels would also allow the deployment of two-officer cars in neighborhoods where safety and backup make the difference between life and death. On more than one occasion, we have lost a deputy sheriff because he was deployed as a single-officer car in a gang- and crime-impacted area. last_img read more

Grown Man in the Stellar Crib: Now What?

first_imgThe cover of Science News has a strange cartoon explained on the inside in an article by Ron Cowen:Imagine peering into a nursery and seeing, among the cooing babies, a few that look like grown men.  That’s the startling situation that astronomers have stumbled upon as they’ve looked deep into space and thus back to a time when newborn galaxies filled the cosmos.  Some of these babies have turned out to be nearly as massive as the Milky Way and other galactic geezers that have taken billions of years to form.  Despite being only about 800 million years old, some of the infants are chock-full of old stars. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)So that explains the star with the face of Jimmy Durante cuddled with infant starlets with their blankies in the maternity ward.  Astronomers, though, aren’t laughing.  Finding galactic geezers in the stellar nursery is throwing their cosmological models out of whack:These chunky babies may be pointing to a cosmic crisis.  They don’t seem to fit the leading theory of galaxy formation, which cosmologists have relied on for more than 2 decades to explain an assortment of puzzling features of the universe.  The theory posits that a pervasive, slow-moving, invisible type of matter vastly outweighs the observable matter in the universe.  Under the gravitational influence of this unseen material, known as cold dark matter (SN: 4/23/05, p. 264), galaxies start out as small, starry fragments that merge to become much bigger objects.  That’s usually a gradual process, according to the theory.Cowen said that astronomers might tolerate a few exceptions, but most of the anomalous findings are relatively recent.  “But over the past 18 months, several teams have found so many massive galaxies from this early epoch that the theory is being stretched to its breaking point,” he stated as the feeling among astronomers.  These disturbing findings have a ripple effect:Even if the theory of cold dark matter survives this onslaught, the new observations of big galaxies in the most ancient of times have important implications.  The findings suggest that the earliest galaxies formed stars in a great hurry, much more rapidly than galaxies that were born even a billion years later did.  What’s more, that first generation of stars might have been rife with heavyweights much more massive, on average, than stars from any later epoch.An example in Cowen’s article was also reported by Robert Roy Britt in Space.Com.  They both spoke of a galaxy in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (03/09/2004) that bulked up “amazingly quickly” if understood in the context of leading theory (09/29/2005).  Proponents of the cold dark matter theory are not yet ready to admit defeat, but are concerned if more and more mature galaxies with mature stars in them will continue to show up in surveys from earliest epochs of the universe.  One astronomer admitted, “There could be a problem with the theory.”  Another feared, “the theory won’t be salvaged with just a small bit of tinkering.”    Meanwhile, another pair of astronomers is saying, “Cold dark matter – who needs it?”  Cooperstock and Tieu published a paper on ArXiv that demonstrates how galaxy rotation curves could be understood without invoking massive, unseen halos of dark matter.  Britt also took note of that proposal on Space.com.  Their model, which uses ordinary general relativity instead of dark matter, was tested initially with individual galaxies.  Next, they want to test it with clusters of galaxies.Instant galaxies and stars with appearance of age – that sounds like creation, not evolution.  If God stretched out the heavens in the beginning, as it says multiple places in the Bible, it could have done weird things to space and time, such as making things look older than they really are.  But abrupt appearance would be the rule, just like it is in the fossil record of life on earth.(Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 16, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A better weather pattern will begin to emerge over the state today. After yesterday’s wintry mess, we should see some improvement almost immediately today. Yesterday’s main surprise was the northern extent of sleet and ice. While we expected a rain-snow mix, and by association some potential ice in the south and central, seeing ice all the way north where we saw it was a bit of a surprise. However, as sun comes out today, even if it is interspersed with clouds, we should see ice melt in many areas. Temps likely do not move in a major way today, although we should see some slight warming in southern Ohio.A weak clipper like disturbance moved across the northern plains yesterday, and toady will meander through the upper Midwest, down to the I-80 corridor. This weekend that weak system will continue to move south and east. This will spread more clouds into the state for the both Saturday and Sunday. However, we still think that precipitation will not be an issue, as the system still looks to be dying as it arrives. With cold air in place, it would not take much to have a flurry develop, but we think those chances are small. We won’t rule out a flurry or two on Sunday, mainly over the northern half of the state, but coverage will be 20% or less. This really is a non-issue, and we should not see any significant threat to a drier pattern. Sunshine is back for next week, and we keep dry weather in here for Monday through Thursday. There will be no problems anywhere in the state for Thanksgiving travel, and temps will even start to climb by Thanksgiving Day. This will be our best dry window, and our best opportunity to get harvest finished before thanksgiving.We are keeping a chance of rain in the forecast for next Friday, but we may have to delay it slightly, seeing showers more in the afternoon and evening. Moisture totals remain unimpressive, at a few hundredths to .3” over about 70% of the state. Next Saturday is dry, and then moisture returns for Sunday the 25th. This moisture may linger in to the very early morning of the 26th. We are looking at rain (scattered showers) giving .25”-.5” over 60% of the state. Temperatures will be above normal. The map at right shows temps compared to normal next Sunday afternoon.The extended forecast keeps one threat of rain for the 28th and 29th. The rest of the period is dry. For the 28th-29th we see .25”-.5”. Coverage can be nearly 90% of the state. That system remains on track to bring all rain, as temps remain above normal. However, behind it, colder air starts to race back in. We should be back below normal over the region as we transition into early December.last_img read more

Crawl Bank Accounts with the Ghost of Wesabe

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts pete warden 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#APIs#hack center_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? The personal finance startup Wesabe may be dead, but its code lives on. Former team member Brian Donovan recently open sourced the framework used to connect with bank websites and download statements in a machine-readable form. This might not sound impressive, but with thousands of banks just in the U.S., all with different website setups, entire companies like Yodlee have been built around solving this problem.By open sourcing the code, Wesabe makes it possible for hobbyists, researchers and starving startup founders to build new and innovative personal finance tools. The code itself is pretty bare bones; Brian admits he’d hoped to spruce it up before release but his new job didn’t leave much time for a labor of love. What’s crucial though is that it’s a battle-tested system with broad coverage, and has a simple system for adding support for new institutions.This makes it a strong potential competitor to Yodlee, if it can gather enough support from a community of developers to stay on top of the constantly changing bank websites. The forum posts ask for the code to be open sourced and now tips for running it show that there are enthusiasts interested in keeping it alive. This is a hopeful sign for innovation, but Yodlee may not be so happy. The loss of revenue from Mint after it was acquired by Intuit must have been painful for the company, and the emergence of an open-source alternative will be another headache.So, what are the possibilities for end users? The simplest thing you can do with the code is set it up on your own machine and pull down all your own financial information automatically. Personal data lovers can create custom instrumentation for their own spending, saving and income patterns, building dashboards showing the measurements they care about. Getting a bit fancier, you could run something in the background on a private server. Want to send yourself an SMS when you approach your overdraft limit, or when there’s an unusually large transaction? Having this “Automatic Uploader” code makes it easy to build your own system to handle those requirements.Hopefully this will also inspire a new generation of startups to build personal finance tools. As founder Marc Hedlund says in his insight-packed post-mortem on Wesabe, in the financial world “the help consumers have is absolutely abysmal”, so there are worlds of opportunity to create better solutions.Photo by Todd Ehlers Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Which Canon Lens is Best?

first_imgBuying gear? This lens analysis series tells us which Canon lens you should purchase next.When you’re going out to purchase a camera, odds are it will come with a kit lens. If you’re extra lucky that kit lens will be something like a 24-105 f/4-5.6 L series. Kit lenses are great for beginners and sometimes a much better deal than simply buying lenses separately, but after you’ve shot on a kit lens for a while you’ll probably want to upgrade to something a little better.Let’s pretend that you have just won the lottery and want to buy the best Canon lens in the world, but with dozens of options which one is best?The following series created by the awesome people at SLR Lounge gives us some insight into the Canon family of lenses. The series covers Canon lenses at every focal length up to 300mm. By the time you get done watching you should have some keen insight into what lens is best for your shooting situations. In fact, it’s pretty interesting to see that the best lens isn’t always the most expensive one.This video series was created by SLR Lounge. You can check out more photography related video tutorials on SLR Lounge’s YouTube Channel. Thanks for sharing guys! If you are interested in learning more about how camera lenses work we highly suggest checking out our Understanding Lenses series here on the PremiumBeat blog.Have a favorite Canon lens? Think any of them are overrated? Share in the comments below.last_img read more