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MARCOM Staff Members Receive NATO Awards

first_img View post tag: MARCOM View post tag: receive Authorities View post tag: NATO View post tag: Naval View post tag: awards February 26, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today MARCOM Staff Members Receive NATO Awards Last week, Mr. James Bergeron (USA) and Lieutenant Christine Godelain (FRA N) were presented NATO awards by Commander NATO Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CB CBE.Mr. Bergeron is the political advisor to the Commander Maritime Command and was awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal for distinguished service while assigned on NATO duties.Lieutenant Christine Godelain, staff officer for Operation OCEAN SHIELD at NATO Maritime Air Command was awarded the Supreme Allied Commander Europe’s Recognition Award for outstanding performance and leadership.Vice Admiral Hudson said:This ceremony as an important moment for MARCOM’s family. It is truly a pleasure to recognize these staff members for their hard work, perseverance and commitment to MARCOM’s wide array of Allied operations.[mappress mapid=”15240″]Image: MARCOMcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: members MARCOM Staff Members Receive NATO Awards Share this article View post tag: Staff View post tag: europelast_img read more

Another pair of Canadian ships heads for Op Caribbe 2016

first_img Authorities Two Canadian Navy coastal defence vessels, Edmonton and Saskatoon departed Esquimalt, Canada on February 12 to participate in Operation Caribbe 2016.HMC Ships Edmonton and Saskatoon are the second pair of several Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ships that will participate on Operation Caribbe 2016. Before them, HMCS Moncton and HMCS Summerside headed for Op Caribbe on January 27.Throughout the year, the Royal Canadian Navy will deploy warships from both the East and West Coasts, while the Royal Canadian Air Force will provide CP-140 Aurora aircraft from various long-range patrol squadrons, all in support of Operation Martillo.As part of Operation Caribbe 2015, the CAF contributed four CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft, five Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (HMC Ships Brandon, Goose Bay, Nanaimo, Shawinigan and Whitehorse), two Halifax-class frigate with their embarked CH-124 Sea King helicopter (HMCS Winnipeg and Vancouver), and one Iroquois-class destroyer (HMCS Athabaskan) with her two embarked CH-124 Sea King helicopters.HMC Ships Edmonton and Saskatoon will look to follow-up on the success of HMC Ships Brandon and Whitehorse. The ships assisted in the seizure and disruption of more narcotics during a 44-day deployment in the fall of 2015 than any other duo of Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels in the history of Operation Caribbe , with a combined total of approximately 9,800 kilograms.Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific, said: “Our sailors are proud to support this multinational effort to suppress criminal activity at sea and interrupt the flow of illicit drugs which contributes to the erosion of regional stability.”“We remain steadfast in our commitment to build and sustain relationships with our regional partners, who share our interests and security concerns, through various training opportunities, port visits and humanitarian projects.” Back to overview,Home naval-today Another pair of Canadian ships heads for Op Caribbe 2016 February 15, 2016 View post tag: Royal Canadian Navy Another pair of Canadian ships heads for Op Caribbe 2016 View post tag: HMCS Saskatoon Share this article View post tag: HMCS Edmontonlast_img read more

Little Black Book of Stories

first_imgShort stories are funny things. I had never read any Byatt before and was, I confess, dubious about reviewing her new collection for the worthy readers of Cherwell.My suspicions were unfounded. The first story tells of two middleaged women retracing childhood steps to confront their demons, as fact and memory merge. Prosthetics are used in her next tale, an examination of artistic morality, as well as a perfectly judged investigation into human relationships. The third story follows a woman’s metamorphosis from grief-stricken mourner to creature of stonesand gems. The fourth presents itself as a meditation on the act of writing, throughout which Byatt’s ideas are sustained by an effortless style. The final tale, aptly, looks at human decline into senility, and includes the unprecedented appearance of the Teletubbies and the Aeneid on the same page. The ongoing theme in all five stories is what is left behind, a concept that Byatt uses to draw in questions of memory and to examine the artistic process. Byatt uses words expertly, with sharp images and lyrical turns of phrase – take, for example, “One morning pain struck her like a sudden beak.”The only flaw I can suggest is a minor one of vocabulary. Does anyone really say “bust” any more? Likewise, “sex” (as in “her hands on his sex,”) sounds rather too DH Lawrence for my liking. But these are churlish comments. Byatt’s writing is marvellous. Her tone is graceful (think Angela Carter without the excess) and strikes a perfect balance between narrative and description. Each story stands out as original and refreshing, fitting together just enough to generate atmosphere while avoiding co-dependence. As the title suggests, each one is deliciously dark. The writing is masterful. It really is that simple. Chatto and Windus,6th November 2003Archive: 0th week HT 2004last_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report June 10-16

first_imgCalls for Service: 1018             Daily Average: 145June 10, 2018: SundayCalls for service: 126Stops: 23 Accidents: 3    Property Checks: 30    Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 7       Fire and 5 EMS callsCity ordinance alcohol, 1100 block Plymouth Pl., at 12:58amCDS, 900 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 9:41amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 9th St., at 11:07amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 11:54amMotor vehicle accident, 36th St. & Asbury Ave., at 12:01amJune 11, 2018: MondayCalls for service: 105Stops: 17   Accidents: 1   Property Checks: 25    Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 8 EMS callsTheft, 1600Simpson Ave., at 7:15amMotor vehicle accident, 14th St. & West Ave., at 10:55amFraud, 3200 block Central Ave., at 3:22pmTheft, 800 block 3rd St., at 3:52pmCity ordinance alcohol, 800 block Pelham Pl., at 11:27pmJune 12, 2018: TuesdayCalls for service: 138Stops: 49   Accidents: 1    Property Checks: 32    Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, Central Rd., at 9:36amMotor vehicle accident, 1200 block Wesley Ave., at 3:54pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 6:21pmCity ordinance alcohol, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 11:25pmJune 13, 2018: WednesdayCalls for service: 128Stops: 26   Accidents: 2     Property Checks: 30      Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 16 fire and 12 EMS callsTheft, 600 block 6th St., at 12:00pmMotor vehicle accident, Moorlyn Terr. & Atlantic Ave., at 1:27pmTheft, 100 block Asbury Ave., at 2:47pmMotor vehicle accident, 29th St. & Central Ave., at 4:02pmCity ordinance alcohol, 700 block 9th St., at 9:54pmJune 14, 2018: ThursdayCalls for service: 151Stops: 28   Accidents: 1      Property Checks: 23        Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 13 fire and 8 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1st St. & Corinthian Ave., at 8:34amFraud, 3200 block Central Ave., at 4:10pmFraud, 400 block West Ave., at 5:00pmTheft, 1200 block West Ave., at 7:28pmJune 15, 2018: FridayCalls for service: 175Stops: 40   Accidents: 4   Property Checks: 40    Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 21 fire and 17 EMS callsFraud, 1700 block Central, at 9:00amMotor vehicle accident, 6th ST. & Asbury Ave., at 10:34amMotor vehicle accident, 8th St. & West Ave., at 10:43amFraud, 800 block 4th ST., at 12:06pmMotor vehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 2:21pmFraud, 1300 block Asbury Ave., at 6:40pmMotor vehicle accident, Spruce Rd., at 9:22pmJune 16, 2018: SaturdayCalls for service: 195Stops: 24   Accidents: 5    Property Checks: 39    Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 15 Fire and 10 EMS callsCDS, 800 block Wesley Ave., at 1:46amMotor vehicle accident, 2900 block Central Ave., at 8:51amTheft, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 9:00amMotor vehicle accident, 35th St. & West Ave., at 10:13amTheft, 1200 block Asbury Ave., at 11:24amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 1:46pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th St. & Bay Ave., at 4:56pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 8:18pmTheft, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 9:21pmDomestic violence, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 9:56pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a motor vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway. Ocean City Public Safety Buildinglast_img read more

Wilson Brothers Combine for Four TDs in Ocean City Win

first_imgOcean City’s defense turns in a dominating performance, racking up the fourth shutout of the season. By TIM KELLYSophomore running back Jacob Wilson scored his first two varsity touchdowns and older brother Isaac, a senior, rushed for two more to help Ocean City to a 45-0 win over Triton Friday night in front of a large Homecoming crowd at Carey Stadium.It was a physical and sometimes chippy game, but Ocean City left no doubt it had bounced back from its lone defeat of the year, a 35-3 loss at St. Augustine on Oct. 5.The Red Raiders (5-1 overall, 3-0 in the West Jersey Football League Independence Division) went back to their dominating ways from the opening eight-play, 72-yard drive to backup defender Gavin Parto’s electrifying hit in the waning seconds to help preserve the shutout, Ocean City’s fourth of the year.The victory assured Ocean City of a winning regular season record and sent Triton of the WJFL National Division back to Runnemede, Camden County, at 2-4 overall, 2-1 in the National.“I liked especially that we played downhill all night,” Ocean City Head Coach Kevin Smith said. “That was great to see. We dominated the line of scrimmage on offense and defense. When that’s the case, a lot of good things can happen.”The Homecoming Court and escorts celebrate on the field at halftime.Isaac Wilson’s 3-yard scoring run capped the first drive, highlighted by his previous 14-yard jaunt and consecutive Joe Repetti-to-Jake Schneider passes of 24 and 13 yards.After forcing a three-and-out on Triton’s first possession, Isaac Wilson ripped off a 35-yard run and then his brother Jacob came off the bench for an 11-yard run and the drive capper, an eight yard-burst.Brendan McGonigle, who also booted a 27-yard second quarter field goal, kicked the extra point to make it 14-0 with less than five minutes played.The rout was on, and Isaac Wilson was the first Ocean City player off the sideline to congratulate his younger brother.“I always looked up (to Isaac) and it’s always been a dream to play with him on the same team,” Jacob Wilson said. “He is always the loudest one cheering for me, and I’m the loudest cheering for him.”Cheerleaders pump up the crowd.Smith said he had hopes coming into the year that Jacob would be one of the Raiders’ top running threats, but the plan was derailed by a back injury.“We had so many other guys doing a great job running the ball, (Jacob) kind of had to work his way back into the rotation. We’d like for him to continue to be (more of a weapon in the O.C. arsenal moving forward),” Smith said.It was difficult getting knocked back on the depth chart, Jacob said.“To be honest I didn’t like it,” he said of his time on the bench. “I knew I had to keep working and then show up when I got my chance to shine.”Jacob added his second score of the night late in the game when he plunged in from the two to capitalize on Will Drain’s forced fumble and Matt Christy’s recovery deep in Triton territory. The score and conversion made it 38-0.Game notes: As was the case in each of O.C.’s previous four wins, the Raiders cruised to a 35-point or more lead to set in motion the “running clock” rule.Senior co-captain Brian Beckmann turned in another excellent all-around game, making a 38-yard TD reception, holding on extra points and field goals and helping spearhead the defense. He made a spectacular deflection on a long Triton third down pass to snuff out one of the Mustangs’ few offensive threats of the game.Jake Schneider had a punt return of 40-plus yards to help set up one of the Ocean City touchdowns, in addition to some big chains-moving catches.Ocean City Head Coach Kevin Smith talks to his team following its 45-0 defeat of Triton.QB Joe Repetti was solid managing the game and hitting on some key throws, including a 54-yard TD to Brad Jamison. He just missed a second Jamison TD on a fade route when Brad was just inches out of bounds as he hauled in the ball.Jake Inserra was in the middle of some big defensive plays, including a sack of Triton QB Adrian Fred late in the first quarter to take the Triton offense off the field. Ocean City’s defense held Triton to only three first downs all night.The game was sloppy at times with several personal fouls being called on each side.“We had some breakdowns on discipline, which we’re going to address,” Smith said. “Penalties like that can be costly.”Triton found that out the hard way when a roughing the passer call tacked on 15 yards at the end of a Repetti pass to Schneider, setting the stage for Isaac Wilson’s second TD, a three-yard burst.Smith, who usually has the team lift weights and watch film on Saturdays, gave the Raiders the weekend off from practice.“We have an extra day of practice this week (with the next game on Saturday afternoon at Oakcrest) and at this time of the year it’s good to get the kids a little rest when we can,” he said.The scoreboard reflects the Red Raiders’ shutout win.last_img read more

Genius bread founder picks up entrepreneurial gong

first_imgGenius Foods founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne has been awarded with an ‘Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year’ accolade by the Entrepreneurial Exchange organisation.She collected the gong at an awards ceremony in Glasgow on 25 November, in recognition for her work creating the gluten-free bread brand Genius.“It’s a real honour to win this award. We’ve worked extremely hard to deliver a top-quality product that consumers with gluten intolerances can enjoy,” said Bruce-Gardyne.“I’m extremely proud of the whole team at Genius, who are all just as passionate about the business as I am. This is a great way to round off what has been an amazing year.”The Entrepreneurial Exchange currently has around 430 members, heading up companies employing more than 290,000 people and with a collective turnover of over £23bn.>>Genius invests £3m in ad campaignlast_img read more

Egg list names and shames manufacturers

first_imgThe National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and DEFRA have named Britain’s supermarkets, high street chains and food manufacturers pledging to purchase and use higher welfare eggs, as well as those yet to state their compliancy.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has confirmed Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are on the NFU’s Good Egg list, promising not to source any egg from conventional cages for their own brand products. Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Iceland and The Co-op have also joined the pledge.Other supporters include Associated British Foods, manufacturers of Kingsmill; Premier Foods, parent company of Hovis; and United Biscuits, who make McVitie’s. High-street bakery chain Greggs and Starbucks have also been listed alongside hotel and restaurant company Whitbread, which owns Costa Coffee.Charles Bourns, poultry board chairman for the NFU, said: “This list certainly makes for interesting reading and shows how many companies are backing British egg producers and higher welfare standards. We are extremely pleased that they have decided to support the industry to ensure it does not suffer at the hands of those producers in Europe that have had more than 12 years to meet new welfare standards but have failed. “Sadly, some are yet to put their head above the parapet. Whether or not this is down to slow administration, difficulties in establishing traceability or even a refusal to commit to supporting the British egg industry, it is disappointing to say the least.”There are still, however, 13 EU countries that have failed to comply with new welfare legislation for laying hens which came into force 1 January 2012, which British egg producers have invested £400m in.The main concern of the NFU is the threat of egg products concealed within foods such as cakes and quiches. As a result, the British farming organisation and DEFRA have name and shamed companies who have yet to disclose information on whether they are using compliant eggs in their products.Included on this list are Northern Foods, known for Fox’s biscuits and Goodfellas’ pizzas, as well as the Greencore Group.The full list can be found on the NFU’s website: http://www.nfuonline.com/News/The–good-egg–list/last_img read more

Elkhart man recovering after fiery crash involving a semi

first_img Facebook IndianaLocalNews Elkhart man recovering after fiery crash involving a semi Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By Jon Zimney – September 16, 2020 1 482 WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) An Elkhart man is recovering from injuries after the pick-up truck he was driving was struck by a semi, and then caught fire.The collision happened around 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 16, on State Road 15 at the intersection with County Road 46The semi driver was in the southbound left turn only lane on State Road 15 but turned right from the left lane into the path of the pickup, according to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office investigators.The pickup then caught fire after impact. The 45-year-old man driving the pickup was taken to Goshen Hospital with leg and neck pain. The driver of the semi was checked out by medics at the scene was cited for unsafe lane movement. Twitter Previous articleBig 10 Football to start in late OctoberNext articleHowmet Aerospace in LaPorte laying off hundreds of workers 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.last_img read more

Grateful Dead Kick Off Reissue Series With This “Schoolgirl” From 1966 [Listen]

first_imgWhile The Grateful Dead‘s 2015 50th anniversary shows were billed as Fare Thee Well, the spirit of the Dead has been as lively as ever over the last year, with solo projects like Bob Weir‘s solo Blue Mountain album and accompanying “Campfire Tour,” new iterations and rotating offshoots like Dead & Company and Phil & Friends, and various exciting collaborations (remember that time Bobby sat in with Phish?). Now, the band is commencing a new, large-scale reissue series.The first installment of this project–a deluxe release of the band’s eponymous 1967 debut album–will be available for purchase on January 20th. In addition to the original album, the set includes previously unreleased audio tracks from the Dead’s late-July 1966 Vancouver shows which are among the earliest live recordings of the band. The recordings capture the Dead’s early blues-y sound, before they kicked the psychedelia aspect into high gear toward the end of the decade.Today, the Grateful Dead shared audio of their performance of blues standard “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” from the July 29, 1966 Vancouver show, featuring harmonica and vocals from the late Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. Give it a listen below:We can’t wait for the Dead to continue to roll out classic gems like this one![via Entertainment Weekly]last_img read more

Manic Focus Announces 2019 Tour With Artifakts, Marvel Years, Russ Liquid

first_imgChicago-based electronic producer Manic Focus has announced The Star Sweeper Tour that will take him throughout North America with support from Artifakts, Marvel Years, and Russ Liquid.Riding the success of his 2017 Minds Rising release, and subsequently, last year’s guest-filled Minds Rising Remixes, Manic Focus’s upcoming live shows are not to be missed. The multi-genre producer has hit a new stride in his career, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own, graduating to larger venues, and inviting you all to join in for the ride. Having worked with GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Break Science, and more, you never know who else might be around to hop on stage.In addition to his previously-announced January dates–which include Florida stops at Tallahassee’s The Wilbury, Jacksonville’s 1904 Music Hall, Tampa’s The Orpheum, Ft. Lauderdale’s Culture Room, and Gainesville’s High Dive with Artifakts–Manic Focus aka John “JmaC” McCarten will spend the next few months hopping around the country.In February, he’ll hit Columbus, OH’s Dahlia (2/15), Los Angeles, CA’s The Roxy Theatre (2/22), and Tempe, AZ’s Shady Park (2/23), sharing select dates with fellow producer Marvel Years. Then, in March, Manic Focus will headline the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on March 1st, before heading to Virginia Beach, VA’s Peabody’s (3/2) and Greensboro, NC’s The Blind Tiger (3/22).Manic Focus will spend April traversing the Midwest, with shows in Indianapolis, IN’s The Vogue (4/5), Detroit, MI’s The Majestic (4/6), Louisville, KY’s Headliners Music Hall (4/11), Charlotte, NC’s Visulite Theatre (4/12), Fayetteville, AR’s George’s Majestic Lounge (4/18), St. Louis, MO’s Old Rock House (4/19), and Madison, WI’s Majestic Theatre (4/20), with another date to be added in the middle of the month.In May, the quest will continue with dates in Fargo, ND’s Sanctuary Events Center (5/2), Minneapolis, MN’s First Avenue (5/3), Iowa City, IA’s Blue Moose Tap House (5/4), Boston, MA’s The Middle East (5/18), as well as a previously announced performance at the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. There is a second TBA show in May that fans can anticipate.Russ Liquid will join the tour for select April and May dates, which you can see in detail below. Head to Manic Focus’ website for additional information on his upcoming tour and tickets.last_img read more