Navy Cadets Mentor Receives Commendation

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Commendation June 30, 2014 View post tag: Cadets View post tag: receives Navy Cadets Mentor Receives Commendation Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy Cadets Mentor Receives Commendation Commanding Officer of Training Ship Shoalhaven, Lieutenant John Huisman has received a commendation for 16 years of work mentoring hundreds of Australian Navy Cadets. Authorities View post tag: Mentor His commendation was presented by HMAS Albatross’s Executive Officer, Commander Gary Holgate, on behalf of Commander Australian Fleet during the cadet unit’s annual inspection to recognise his outstanding dedication and commitment to the task of training and leading cadets.Lieutenant Huisman said the key characteristics he hopes cadets under his charge gain from the experience include developing great pride in themselves, self discipline, self confidence and respect for others.“I have been the Commanding Officer of Training Ship Shoalhaven for 12 years. I originally became involved to give the then Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Sandy Powell, a hand and somehow ended up staying.“When I started there were approximately 20 cadets, the unit was in a good location with great people, and the support that the unit received from Albatross was fantastic.“Since then only the numbers and location have changed. We now have approximately 60 cadets and the unit has moved to a bigger and better location.”[mappress]Press Release, June 30, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

GALLERY: Warships gather for exercise Komodo 2016

first_img Share this article April 11, 2016 View post tag: Indonesian Navy GALLERY: Warships gather for Indonesian naval exercise Komodo 2016 Photos: Multilateral Naval Exercise Secretariat, Jakarta – IndonesiaA number of foreign warships arrived in Padang, West Sumatra, ahead of the opening of the Indonesian-hosted naval exercise Komodo 2016 which is set to start on April 12.The first Komodo was organized in 2014 and held in Batam, Indonesia. Komodo 14 saw 18 ASEAN-Plus Navies participate in exercises focused on the theme of “Cooperation for Stability”.Komodo 2016 theme will be “Readiness and Cooperation for Peace” and participating navies will focus on maritime peacekeeping operations scenarios.The exercise will, among other participants, be attended by ships from the Russian Pacific Fleet and two Chinese vessels, frigate Weifang and rescue vessel Changxingdao.center_img Authorities View post tag: Komodo 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today GALLERY: Warships gather for Indonesian naval exercise Komodo 2016 last_img read more


first_imgBy Rick JensenA three year-old boy managed to escape his mother for a few seconds and fell into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla pen.The gorilla became agitated, dragging the boy around by his leg. Zoo officials were forced by the gorilla’s aggression to shoot him.Then came the reaction from radicals:“In mourning? You all killed him for protecting a child [whose] parents couldn’t contain their own children!!” said one commenter on the zoo’s Facebook page.“According to news reports, the youngster managed to crawl through a fence before falling into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens,” PETA informed its followers. “Harambe reportedly picked up the boy and moved him around.”“…moved him around.” Saying the 450 pound gorilla moved the four year-old around is like saying hurricane winds “gently reposition” a 12-foot sailboat.A Change.org petition reflects the feelings of over 330,000 people angry that because the “gorilla was ‘perceived’ as dragging and throwing the boy,” it had to be shot.The video is quite clear, beyond perception, the boy was being dragged and was in danger.Dr. Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the nearby Columbus Zoo, said, “You’re dealing with either human life or animal life here. So what is the decision? I think it’s very simple to figure that out.”So, what’s the mob reaction?Blame the mom.Yes, how dare she lose control of an energetic boy for a few seconds?“We the undersigned want the parents to be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life.”They want “Justice for Harambe,” which means revenge.Parents are often held accountable for the actions of their children. When a child destroys property, purposefully or not, parents are often held financially accountable, as they should be.If the Cincinnati Zoo chooses to hold the parents accountable for expenses due to rescuing their child, the justifiable case would likely be supported in court.How does the “Justice for Harambe” crowd seek their justice?They want to use government as a cudgel to disrupt and possibly destroy the family.“We believe that this negligence may be reflective of the child’s home situation. We the undersigned actively encourage an investigation of the child’s home environment in the interests of protecting the child and his siblings from further incidents of parental negligence that may result in serious bodily harm or even death. Please sign this petition to encourage the Cincinnati Zoo, Hamilton County Child Protection Services, and Cincinnati Police Department hold the parents responsible.”Keep in mind that if you support this effort, you are supporting any future calls for the full force of government bureaucracy to invade your home and separate you from your family should your child escape your attention for a few seconds and create a dangerous situation.Imagine for a moment a petition signer’s preschooler ran from them in a grocery store and knocked over a display of creamed corn, breaking the toe of an elderly shopper. Would they invite Child Protection Services and the police to come into their own home and investigate their own “child’s home environment in the interests of protecting the child and his siblings from further incidents of parental negligence that may result in serious bodily harm or even death?”Wait. I made a terrible mistake. I equated the broken toe of a human to that of an animal. How politically incorrect. Change that to “breaking the toe of a lovely Lhasa Apso dog.”It’s not “justice” they seek. It’s revenge. They wish to see the whole family destroyed for this tragic event.And to what avail?Would breaking up the family and scattering the children prevent all future preschoolers from evading their parents on some foolish adventure?When PETA tried to diminish people’s taste for fish by trying to rename all fish, “sea kittens,” it was recognized as a “wacky.”Creating a precedent wherein families must be emotionally tormented for various misdeeds by preschoolers exceeds “wacky.”It’s too liberal a use for overworked child protective services and police.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Newcomer Wins Little Miss Ocean City Crown

first_imgThe crowning moment for Little Miss Ocean City 2020 Antonella DiAntonio, 11, of Sea Isle City. By MADDY VITALETwenty-four contestants for Little Miss Ocean City 2020 took to the Music Pier stage Friday night, wowed the crowds and commanded the attention through dynamic dance routines, singing, baton twirling and even ventriloquism.But in the end, a newcomer to pageantry, Antonella DiAntonio, 11, of Sea Isle City, took the crown.With tears in her eyes, the girl, who is entering the sixth grade in Ocean City in the fall, was crowned by Stevie Wright, of Ocean City, who, moments before, took her last walk as the reigning Little Miss.“I am just so overwhelmed,” Antonella said. “I can’t believe it.”Winners of Little Miss Ocean City from left, Sara Avellino, Ava Grundy, Antonella DiAntonio, Kai Linthicum and Georgia Little.First runner-up was Ava Grundy, 10, second runner-up was Kai Linthicum, of Ocean City, third runner-up was Sarah Avellino and fourth runner-up was Georgia Little, 11,The contestants, ages 8 to 11, were judged on poise, talent, interview and scholastics.Antonella did a dance routine “One Night Only” by Beyonce. Even her sister, Arianna DiAntonio, 9, captured the attention of the judges. She won the talent portion of the pageant.“They have been dancing all of their lives,” said Angela DiAntonio, the girls’ mother. “They love the stage. This is their first pageant. We are going to have a fun year.”Arianna DiAntonio, 9, of Sea Isle, dances to “Tippy Toes.”Emcee Carly Del Sordo, Miss Ocean City 2014, read some of the interests the girls told the judges during their interview questions prior to the pageant.Antonella said she loves swimming, Nutella, crackers and purple. Ava enjoys tennis.Among the highlights of the show were some interesting and even old-fashioned choices for routines that the judges seemed to like including Sarah Avellino’s performance to “A Bushell and a Peck.” Then there was the power-packed number by Kai Linthicum to “My Strongest Suit.”Kai Linthicum, 10 of Ocean City, performs.To bid farewell to Stevie Wright’s reign as Little Miss, she and her “crown sisters,” Miss Ocean City 2019 Megan Keenan and Junior Miss Ocean City 2019 Julia Wilson performed “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.”Julia sang while Stevie and Megan danced.The pageant was emceed by former Miss Ocean City 2014 Carly Del Sordo. The new Miss Ocean City 2020 Mary Grace Jamison also spoke and performed a dance routine to the delight of the packed Music Pier.Fourth runner-up Georgia Little wows with a dance routine.Michael Hartman, special events director for the city, presented Stevie with a key to the city on behalf of Mayor Jay Gillian and said some heartfelt comments to her as she wept.“You made so many people so happy this year,” Hartman said.The new crown holder will have a very busy next 12 months. Little Miss Ocean City joins with Junior Miss Ocean City and Miss Ocean City in parades and other promotional events for the town.The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant has been sponsored by the city’s Recreation Department for the past 30 years.The DiAntonio’s of Sea Isle City made the pageant a family affair with Antonella winning the pageant and her sister, Arianna winning a talent portion.Michael Hartman tells a teary-eyed Stevie Wright how special a person she is.Megan Keenan, Miss Ocean City 2019, kisses Stevie Wright as she takes her last walk down the stage at the Music Pier.The 2019 Ocean City pageant queens perform “This is Me.”The opening act to “A Friend Like Me” lights up the stage.last_img read more

Michigan City shooting suspect arrested in Indianapolis

first_img Twitter Michigan City shooting suspect arrested in Indianapolis (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A man who shot and killed another man at a Michigan City apartment complex has been arrested in Indianapolis.Darius Mitchell, 27, was killed back in August near Garden Estates West apartment complex.Michigan City police were called to the complex around 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 11 on reports of shots fired.When police got there, they found a crowd of people standing around Mitchell, who was lying on the ground motionless with a bullet wound in his body. Police tried to save his life, but he died at the scene.Last week, Demario Williams-Anderson, 19, a suspect in the case, was arrested near IUPUI in Indianapolis.Williams-Anderson was found after police received a tip that he had run away to Indianapolis after shooting Mitchell.Williams-Anderson is now in the LaPorte County Jail. Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Previous articleFamily Video closing 100+ stores, three locallyNext articleMyers says, if elected, cigarette taxes will increase Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ By Jon Zimney – September 29, 2020 0 346 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

South Bend School Bord approves contract raising teacher’s salaries

first_img Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – November 23, 2020 3 449 Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Pinterest WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The South Bend School Board has approved a contract raising teacher’s salaries.New teachers hired by South Bend Schools will be earning more than $41,000, according to WSBT.It’s part of the collective bargaining agreement approved late last week by South Bend School Board members in their effort to attract and retain teachers in what’s been a years-long shortage.The agreement also calls for teachers with one-to-five years experience to get an additional $2,000 and teachers with more than six years experience will get $2500, WSBT reported.The contract also includes bonuses for teaching effectiveness, mentoring, bilingual certification and extracurricular members.Read more details from the original story from WSBT. Google+ South Bend School Bord approves contract raising teacher’s salaries WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleSyracuse outdoor manufacturing company expanding its operationsNext articleElkhart County COVID-19 Call Center reopened to answer questions Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Members Of Biscuits, UM, Lotus, & The Motet Add Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman To BCA Supergroup

first_imgIn less than two weeks, Brooklyn Comes Alive will arrive, bringing a bevy of unique super groups, tribute sets, and one-time-only jam sessions that the festival has become known for. This year, there will be tribute sets to the Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, Jamiroquai, and Herbie Hancock; unique one-off bands like moe.queous and Pow! Pow! Power Trio!; and jams hosted by Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Skerik, Dave Harrington, and more. On top of all that, there will be late-night sets from a variety of artists, including DJ Premier & The Badder Band, The Crystal Method, and KJ Sawka.At last year’s festival, Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits wowed the Brooklyn Comes Alive audience with the debut of their [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits project with fellow electro-jam warriors Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee of Break Science. The project was received by an at-capacity audience, who went absolutely wild for [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits’ groove-and-synth-heavy electronic music and spot-on instrumental covers. The band was created specifically for Brooklyn Comes Alive, but in months since, has toured the Northeast, playing a number of huge festivals like Electric Forest and Camp Bisco.EXCLUSIVE: The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner Talks Prank War With Umphrey’s, Spotify, And BCAAfter setting the bar high last year, Brownstein and Magner are back with another impressive supergroup on Sunday of this year’s event. Simply titled “Brownstein / Magner / Cummins / Greenfield / Jalbert,” the players—The Disco Biscuits’ Brownie & Magner, Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Mike Greenfield of Lotus, and Ryan Jalbert of The Motet—make up a who’s who of the jam scene, with representatives from the vibrant musical hubs of Philadelphia, Chicago, and the front range of Colorado. Today, we have learned that two more powerful musicians have been added to the mix: Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman. These two female vocalists and horn players from Trey Anastasio Band will make up the supergroup’s horn section, though both will showcase their well-loved vocal talents as well.EXCLUSIVE: Joel Cummins Talks Umphrey’s/Biscuits Prank War And Post-World Series Hang With The CubsOne person who’s particularly excited for this set is Ryan Jalbert, who will be keeping the guitar duties locked down during this special super jam. Jalbert—who is making his Brooklyn Comes Alive debut this year—can typically be found on tour with rhythm funk champions, The Motet, or acting as the glue for countless super jams in Colorado. Jalbert has emerged as one of the go-to players in Colorado and is renowned for his skills as both a rhythm and lead player. He is also a skilled band leader, often charting out parts for his bandmates so everyone can stay organized while on stage.Jalbert tells Live For Live Music: “I’m honored to be joining this group of musical badasses at Brooklyn Comes Alive this year! I’m a fan of each of these guys as players but also for being all-around rad dudes. Between the five of us, we’re each contributing song ideas for an eclectic setlist, but the main goal is to keep it funky and allow room to stretch. All of these players have big ears and seem typically ready to let go and take chances, so I’m excited to see what happens. As always, I was thrilled to learn that we’ll have Jen and Natalie joining us to really push it over the top. This is my first time at this festival, but I’m super excited to come join a seemingly Jazzfest-esque Brooklyn musical take over with so many inspiring friends and peers.”Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive will turn three fantastic Williamsburg venues (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) and the surrounding city streets into a music lover’s game board for two full days on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick, James Casey, and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

NBA Superstar LeBron James Sits In With Drake & Travis Scott On His New Home Court In L.A. [Watch]

first_imgOn Saturday night, October 13th, hip-hop superstar Drake welcomed some extremely high-profile help during the second show of his ongoing three-night run at Staples Center in Los Angeles as part of his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour. That arena, for those unfamiliar with sports, is the home of L.A.’s two professional basketball teams, the Clippers and the Lakers, the latter of which won big this past summer by signing LeBron James, who is widely considered to be the best player on the planet.LeBron will play his first regular season game as a Laker this Thursday, October 18th in Portland, OR, followed by his first official game at Staples Center in purple and gold on Saturday, October 20th. However, ahead of his first season calling Staples Center home, LeBron James took an early opportunity to soak up some L.A. limelight when joined Drake and rapper Travis Scott onstage to help them through a rendition of Scott’s hit “SICKO MODE”, which features uncredited guest vocals from Drake.As Drake warned from the LED stage, “I told you, you know when I come to L.A., we always gotta take it to that next level. So I hope and pray that each and every one of you in this building got some energy left ‘cus you gon’ mothaf*ckin’ need it for this, let’s go!”The crowd roared with approval as the beat from “SICKO MODE” came over the PA and Drake proceeded to deliver his opening lines on the song. As Travis Scott’s first verse approached, the crowd cheered once again as Scott himself ran onstage to perform it on cue. Moments later, James bounced onto the stage as well, playing hype man as the rappers finished out the song. You can watch close-up footage of Drake, Travis Scott, and LeBron James performing “SICKO MODE” at Staples Center below:Drake w/ Travis Scott & LeBron James – “SICKO MODE”[Video: Tony1 Savage] Drake appears in the newly released episode of LeBron James’ HBO show, The Shop, in which James goes to the barber shop to chat with influential figures in music, sports, entertainment, and more. You can watch the new episode here.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

moe. Closes Out Four-Night Florida Run With Wide-Ranging Early Bird Show [Full Audio]

first_imgmoe. is approaching their thirtieth anniversary, and Sunday night’s show at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL’s Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was a perfect snapshot of where they’ve been, where they are, and how far they can still climb in the years to come.If you’re trying to get a sense of the “State of moe.,” you should look no farther than the show opener, “Prestige Worldwide”. Last night’s version showed everything that moe. is doing best right now in one fell swoop. Crisp, connected, and electric, the newish tune has everything that makes a classic moe. tune—from extended distinct sections that allow each member to exaggerate and deviate to a snappy vocal selection to, most importantly, a sense of newness that doesn’t rely on the goodwill of songs past. It’s a long, jamming tune that only adds to the already deep catalog they carry in their hip pockets.One of the best developments the band has seen over the years has been the steady rise to prominence of percussionist Jim Loughlin as a featured player and creative force within the band. On “Prestige Worldwide” and the later track “MarDeMa”, you see the band hanging their musical hat on the sounds he creates, a responsibility he may not have been able to shoulder in the earliest of days, but which is now well within his ever-expanding skill set on the vibraphone. With his vocal skills also featured in a second set jam, “Don’t Wanna Be”, there doesn’t seem to be a limit to how far into the main rotation Loughlin will someday climb.This space has given the two-headed guitar assault of Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier even more melodic freedom to search out common ground and new territory they can claim as their own. Take, for example, the band’s extended first set “She”, which provided an extended platform for Garvey’s sharpness to play off the thicker sound of Schnier’s rhythm work.After a double dose of  Schnier-sung tunes, “Letter Home”, the heartfelt ode to the heart of the band’s success and the friends and “Famoe.ly”, made a strong appearance. That was followed followed by a nearly 20-minute reading of “Faker” to close set one. The extended jams that flowed towards the song’s fifteen-minute mark flitted back and forth from light to heavy, held together by the rock-solid stick work of drummer Vinnie Amico.After a short break, moe. came back and came together for the harmony-laden “Spine Of A Dog”, showcasing one of the band’s most beloved weapons: their distinct and infectious blended vocal sound. “Spine” has launched many a segue over the years, and this one was no different, giving way to a rollicking “Queen Of Everything” before metamorphosing into their recently-introduced “Legend Of Zelda”-inspired jam. Loughlin passed the lead of the aforementioned “Don’t Wanna Be” over to bassist Rob Derhak for his ever-evolving, ever-jaw-dropping bass showcase, “Timmy Tucker”. It would be fair to say that Rob’s evolution has been the most dynamic over the lifespan of the band, and his display of slapping, singing and pure joy in his work will always serve as an instant hook for new fans and a touchstone for fans of all ages.The nearly ten-minute jam at the heart of this “Tucker” may not top fans’ “All Times” lists, but it was certainly one of the most remarkable passages on an evening that had already seen many a mesmerizing moment. When the band snapped back into focus for the closing vocal sting section, it’s a good thing fans were ready—otherwise, there would have been a room packed with fans suffering from near-terminal sonic whiplash. Having given the audience a nice variety of tunes from their entire lifespan, moe. gave the older fans one last nod with the always-welcome dance party-fueling shakedown called, simply, “George”. Adding yet another (nearly) twenty minutes of boogie-inducing jams to an already-packed evening was a defiant closing statement, a rallying cry to the faithful and new fan alike. moe. isn’t going away quietly…they are still advancing and looking to take no prisoners along their way.Connecting with their fans both on and off the stage is something with which moe. has always excelled. One of the many ways the love is passed back and forth is the habit Schnier has picked up of reading notes from the crowd, a tradition referred to as “Al.nouncements.” Thought generally genially mocked by bassist Derhak, these moments usually reinforce the love fest between moe. and their devotees, with Schnier always conducting a heartfelt wrap up to the night.From there, all that was left was the closing encore—a loopy, time-changing “Time Again” that gave Amico one more opportunity to break the laws of rhythm with impunity as narrow guitar lines intertwined, bass thumped in heartbeat regularity, and Loughlin chances to his partner-in-backbeats’ rolling thunder display. The crowd walked out of the theater quite a bit earlier than usual thanks to the early curfew, but the shell-shocked and smiling expressions were the same as they have been for decades now. Let’s hope, for all our sakes, that this trend continues another thirty years down the road.Once again, thanks to taper Marcus Flarcus, we have audio for you from the show below! Enjoy!moe. – 12/2/18 – Full Audio[Audio: Taped by marcus b]moe. continues their ongoing tour later this week with performances in Charlotte, NC (12/5); Birmingham, AL (12/6); Atlanta, GA (12/7, 12/8); and Nashville, TN (12/9). For a full list of their upcoming dates, head to the band’s websiteSetlist: moe. | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | 12/2/18Set One: Prestige Worldwide > Lost Along the Way, MarDeMa, She, Letter Home > FakerSet 2: Spine of a Dog > Akimbo, Queen of Everything > Legend of Zelda, Don’t Wanna Be > Timmy Tucker > GeorgeEncore: [Al.nouncements], Time Againlast_img read more

Beyoncé & Netflix Team Up For 2018 Coachella Concert Film ‘Homecoming’

first_imgAccording to a prior U.S. Weekly report, the film will feature Beyoncé’s performance, which live-streamed, as well as previously unreleased footage. Beyond their Twitter tease, Netflix has not provided any further details on the film.In 2018, Beyoncé and Jay Z made their way around Europe and North America when they embarked on their On The Run II tour. Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run II tour took place four years after the husband-and-wife duo’s first On The Run tour, which brought them to 20 stadiums in North America back in 2014.Beyoncé currently has no scheduled tour dates, so hopefully this new live footage will satisfy fans until Queen B announces she’ll be hitting the road again. Keep an eye on Beyoncé’s website for more information regarding her new Homecoming concert film. Beyoncé and Netflix are teaming up for a forthcoming concert film, Homecoming, focusing on Beyoncé’s classic 2018 Coachella set. Homecoming will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, April 17th, in between Coachella 2019‘s first and second weekends.On Sunday, Netflix teased the forthcoming concert film via their Twitter. The image pictured below features a collegiate Greek theme, a nod to Beyoncé’s 2018 performance at the Southern California festival, which featured members of her Beta Delta Kappa sorority and a full marching band clad in yellow.last_img read more