CNO Holds All-Hands Call at NS Guantanamo Bay

first_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today CNO Holds All-Hands Call at NS Guantanamo Bay Authorities View post tag: americas Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and staff visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Aug. 27. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: NS View post tag: holds CNO Holds All-Hands Call at NS Guantanamo Baycenter_img During his brief visit he toured various Naval Station and Joint Task Force facilities to include the desalination plant and the detainee hospital.Following the base tour, he commenced an all-hands call by reenlisting four Sailors and awarding the Enlisted Information Dominance pin to three Sailors.He then provided the audience consisting of Sailors from Naval Station, Joint Task Force, Marine Corps Security Force Company and U.S. Naval Hospital with a current events run-down and detailed some of the many conflicts bubbling up around the globe and the how important the Navy’s presence is.“The vast majority of what the Navy supports is being forward and being where it matters and when it matters, which brings me to the importance of Guantanamo Bay,” said Greenert. “Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is going to be around for a long time. Often people think that if the Joint Task Force leaves then the Naval Station will be shut down but that is not the case. We can repair and restock ships here and enable them to carry out the mission of the Southern Command. Also, at this very location they have an air field, we have a natural deep port, we have piers and we have room to grow. This base is really an essential part of our future not only in the SOUTHCOM arena but broadly worldwide. This base is strategically very important to the Navy.”[mappress]Press Release, September 01, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: CNO View post tag: call View post tag: Guantanamo Bay View post tag: Hands View post tag: all September 1, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

Hoboken names June 1 Gun Violence Awareness Day

first_imgHOBOKEN – Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla will declare June 1 “Gun Violence Awareness Day” in Hoboken today at 4 p.m. at City Hall.This is part of a National Gun Violence Awareness Day event organized by the Hudson County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez will also attend and speak at the event.“I’m honored to lend my voice to such an important issue,” said Bhalla in a press release. “It’s our duty to do everything within our power to protect our children and residents from gun violence. New Jersey is taking steps in the right direction, but with how easily guns cross state lines, we have to keep up the pressure on Congress to enact sweeping reforms. I’m proud New Jersey’s senators are on the right side of this issue, but we must keep up the fight against the gun lobby.”Following his proclamation, Bhalla will introduce Senator Menendez.Today’s proclamation will include speeches from Bhalla, Menendez, councilwoman and representative of Moms Demand Action Emily Jabbour, Kristina Filler of the Hold Your Fire initiative, Students Demand Action representatives Frances Michaels and Jai Patel, Jersey City Councilman James Solomon, and more.“To the students here today, I hear you loud and clear,” said Sen. Bob Menendez in a press release from the city. “You are tired of practicing active shooter drills; tired of hearing that gun violence is just a fact of life; tired of seeing the NRA make the decisions in Washington about guns and our safety. And as your senator, I know you deserve better. That means passing common-sense gun laws that will keep weapons of war off our streets and guns out of the hands of children, criminals, and others with mental illness. We need to keep up the fight, keep marching, organizing, speaking out – and voting – until we have a Congress that will stand up to the NRA and take action.”This event is one of a series of similar events held in Hoboken in 2018, including the March 14 National School Walkout, the March for Our Lives held on March 24, and a remembrance event on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine Massacre. ×last_img read more

10 tips for Earth Day from the Harvard community

first_imgWondering what you can do to go green on Earth Day? Check out the Office for Sustainability’s April Green Tip of the Month for 10 tips from the Harvard community for how to help build a healthier, greener campus.From rethinking waste, powering down, and eating locally to asking the right questions and being creative, we give you 10 green tips straight from the brains of our students, staff, and faculty working hard to make progress on Harvard’s sustainability goals.April Green Tip of the Month: read more

Wood Mackenzie estimates 680GW of new wind power will come online by 2027

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews:Over 680GW of new wind power capacity will come online in the next 10 years, with the offshore market accounting for nearly 40%, according to a new report from consultancy Wood Mackenzie Power & RenewablesThe ‘Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018’ report said the overall figure is up 2% on its last forecast in the third quarter update. Wood Mackenzie said most of the upgrades will be in the medium term boosting average annual increases by 2.7GW between 2020 and 2023.Wood Mackenzie director of Americas power & renewables research and lead author of the report Luke Lewandowski said: “With 16GW of offshore wind power capacity installed in Europe by the end of 2018 and more than 47GW expected to come online in the region from 2018 to 2027, the European offshore sector continues to be a focal point of growth for the wind power industry.The report added that favourable announcements from the governments of Japan and South Korea resulted in a more than 1.5GW upgrade quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) on its projections. By the end of the consultancy’s 10-year outlook, the two countries will each have an installed offshore base of more than 2GW.“A significant rate of growth, considering that neither country has more than 100MW of offshore wind power capacity installed today,” Wood Mackenzie said.The company also upgraded its outlook for the US offshore market. “Attractive price signals are expected to motivate an increase in state-level procurement activity from both pioneering states, such as Massachusetts and New York, as well as new entrants over the long-term, such as California and Delaware,” said Lewandowski. The upgrade will increase installed offshore capacity in the US to approximately 10GW by the end of 2027, representing 15% of all new capacity over the 10-year outlook, the report said.More: Offshore helping ‘drive 680GW global wind growth’ Wood Mackenzie estimates 680GW of new wind power will come online by 2027last_img read more

Long Island-based Tech Company Hopes to Hire 30 College Grads

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An educational technology and professional services company based in Huntington plans to hire 30 new entry-level employees in the next two months with the goal of “keeping good talent here on Long Island,” according to Chris Hickey, the president of Teq, which started in 1972 and now has 140 workers with the hope of adding more.“We have a real commitment to Long Island and am looking to recruit Long Island’s best and brightest recent college grads,” said Hickey. “With our top-notch sales training and development program, we plan to create a world-class sales team on Long Island, through developing these recent college grads, with a career path from inside sales to field sales.”Applicants who make the cut will be divided into three training classes of 10 sales account executives, with the first session set to start July 20, followed by another on Aug. 15 and the third on Sept. 15.Originally known as Tequipment, the company says it “works closely to empower educators, leverage and improve technology integration, and increase student achievement and success in the Common Core curriculum.”Earlier this week Teq announced that it had hired Robert-Wayne Harris, the former superintendent of the Roosevelt School District, as its vice president of professional development.“Robert is an incredible leader and accomplished educational professional, with a deep understanding of technology and professional development,” said Hickey. “Most of all, he has what our schools need to excel.”For those interested in more information, contact read more

More nasal-spray flu vaccine on the way

first_imgOct 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – MedImmune will produce another million doses of its nasal-spray influenza vaccine, FluMist, which could free up some injectable flu vaccine for high-risk groups, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson announced yesterday.”MedImmune notified me today that we’ll have an additional 1 million doses of FluMist nasal-spray vaccine this year,” Thompson announced at a late-afternoon teleconference. The extra doses will bring MedImmune’s production for this year to 3 million doses and the nation’s total flu vaccine supply to 61 million, he added.FluMist involves live virus and is licensed only for healthy people between the ages of 5 and 49; therefore it can’t be given to most of the high-risk people who have priority for injectable vaccine during the current flu vaccine shortage. But some in the priority categories—healthcare workers and out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children younger than 6 months—could receive FluMist if they are younger than 50.Noting that FluMist is for healthy people who should not be getting the injectable vaccine, Thompson added, “We also hope some healthcare workers involved in direct patient care will avail themselves of FluMist, because that frees up injectable vaccine.”HHS has been scrambling for more flu vaccine since up to 48 million doses of Chiron flu vaccine were determined to be potentially unsafe. The determination came after British regulators shut down Chiron’s plant in Liverpool, England, on Oct 5 because of contamination problems.The elimination of the Chiron vaccine left Aventis Pasteur and MedImmune as the only producers of flu vaccine for the US market. Aventis has said it will produce a total of about 58 million doses of injectable vaccine.Thompson said about 21 million doses of Aventis vaccine remains and will be shipped over the next 7 weeks to facilities serving high-risk groups, such as nursing homes and community clinics. He urged people seeking the shot not to stand in line but to be patient and persistent.”The fact that a clinic doesn’t have the vaccine today does not mean they won’t have it next week or in 2 weeks or 3 weeks,” Thompson said. “That information hasn’t been getting out there. Everybody thinks all the vaccine has been shipped and if their doctor doesn’t have it, it won’t be there.”We have about 21 million doses that’s going to be shipped at a rate of about 2 1/2 to 3 million doses each week for the next 7 weeks. And the first or second week of January there’ll be an additional 2.6 million doses. So if you’re out there and you don’t have vaccine or your doctor says he doesn’t have vaccine, please be persistent and call back.”Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the FDA is involved in negotiations that could add about 5 million doses of vaccine from foreign manufacturers to the US supply.For sources of vaccine that have “some degree of probability, the numbers would be about 5 million, including the doses that have previously been indicated from Canada,” he said. ID Biomedical, a Canadian firm, has been mentioned previously as a possible source of about 1.5 million doses.MedImmune had produced about 1.1 million doses of FluMist before the Chiron vaccine was eliminated, David Mott, the company’s president and CEO, said at the teleconference. Shortly after the Chiron problem surfaced, the company said it could produce an additional 1 million doses. The extra doses announced yesterday will bring the company’s total production to about 3 million.”We now have begun producing two to three lots per week in our Philadelphia facility; that should be resulting next week or the following week in about 400,000 doses per week,” Mott said. He said the company expects to finish making the 2 million extra doses by early to mid-December.In response to questions, Mott noted that MedImmune lowered the price of FluMist from $46 last year to $23.50 this year, putting it much closer to the price of injectable vaccine.Yesterday Thompson repeated his previous message that the nation should have enough doses of flu antiviral drugs this season to treat about 40 million people. That includes a federal stockpile for about 7 million people and private supplies and production capacity for 33 million, he said.”The combination of the existing 61 million doses of vaccine and the antivirals gives us the ability to stave off the effects of the flu this season,” he said.The high-risk groups that should get injectable vaccine, according to HHS, include children aged 6 to 23 months, adults aged 65 and older, people aged 2 to 64 years with chronic medical conditions, women who will be pregnant during flu season, residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, healthcare workers caring directly for patients, and out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of babies younger than 6 months.Pregnant women should not be given FluMist, nor should children and adolescents on long-term aspirin treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also says that injectable vaccine is preferred over FluMist for healthcare workers and others in close contact with anyone with a severely weakened immune system.See also:Oct 21 HHS news release read more

Juventus plan surprise bid to land Guardiola as Sarri’s replacement

first_img Loading… Juventus are reportedly preparing to pull off the most audacious of managerial coups by persuading Pep Guardiola to leave Manchester City and take the reins at the Allianz Stadium. Guardiola has looked out of sorts this season as Manchester City fell behind rivals Liverpool The big-spending Italians are said to be readying a ‘money-no-object’ package to bring Guardiola to Turin and offer the Spaniard his first foray in Serie A. Juve only appointed Maurizio Sarri in the summer but already harbour reservations and see Guardiola as the bigger picture, according to the Sun. Juve president Andrea Agnelli is said to be convinced Guardiola is the missing link to restoring the dominance of his side. As things currently stand Juve sit second in Serie A on goal difference, behind old rivals Inter Milan. Pep Guardiola is being linked with an audacious Juventus move to replace Maurizio SarriAdvertisement Read Also: Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Juventus goal record Inter, led by former Juve boss Antonio Conte, have spent heavily and are determined to get back among European football’s elite. Sarri stands at risk of being the manager responsible for blowing a record ninth Serie A title in a row. Guardiola’s current deal sees him bank in the region of £15million a year at City, though this season his side has been blown away by rivals Liverpool. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

Postage Stamps Could Increase To 49 Cents

first_imgThe U.S. Postal Service is proposing a three-cent hike in prices for first class stamps.The increase would raise the price of the stamp from 46 to 49 cents beginning on January 1. Pricing for other mail, such as packages and postcards would also go up on January 26.Officials say it would generate two-billion-dollars in revenue for the troubled agency.The Postal Regulatory Commisison would have to approve the price increase. If approved the first class mail pricing would include: Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 centsLetters additional ounces — 1-cent increase to 21 centsLetters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 centsStamp prices have stayed consistent with the average annual rate of inflation since the Postal Service was formed in 1971. Including the 2014 hike, the cost of a U.S. first class stamp will have went up by 10 cents in eight years since 2006 when it was 39 centslast_img read more

Premier League clubs agree to restart training Tuesday

first_imgThe Sun add that obviously only those who have tested negative for the Coronavirus on either Sunday or today will be permitted to train.Anyone who tests positive will have to self-isolate for seven days.The Sun report that players will also be subjected to temperature checks and be required to fill in a health questionnaire when they arrive at training grounds.Boots will be the only equipment that players can leave at their club’s base, all pieces of training apparatus/equipment will be disinfected both before and after use.Read Also: Victor Moses reveals most important manager of his careerEven the group training sessions, which in ‘Stage One’ will be limited to five players, will adhere to social distancing guidelines – with players and coaches have to be at least 2m apart.Finally, the Sun add that at least four weeks of full training will be needed by clubs before the top-flight can resume, with the earliest possible date of matches returning being June 19 at this moment in time. Advertisement This decision was met after the latest video meeting between the top-flight’s twenty clubs. Clubs also reportedly discussed playing the remaining 92 games at their usual home stadiums rather than neutral venues, a topic which has sparked mass debate over the last few weeks. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Premier League clubs have voted in favour of a formal return to training ground from tomorrow, this will see the top-flight move into ‘Stage One’ of their restart plans, according to the Sun report. The Sun report that ‘basic’ training will resume from Tuesday, with no more than five players allowed per pitch – the number of players in the training ground will also be limited as it’s said that training times will be ‘staggered’. Loading… last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (January 27 – February 1)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report  (January 27-February 1)Congratulations to Coach Scott Smith and the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles on their 2019-2020 ORVC Girls Varsity Basketball Championship!!Congratulations to Coach Lisa Horn and the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles on their 2019-2020 ORVC Girls Reserve Basketball Championship!!Players of the Week.Girls Basketball: Paige Ledford – Jac-Cen-DelBoys Basketball: Peyton Wert – Milan and Foster Mefford – SouthwesternCourtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img