USA: IKE CSG Departs for Deployment

first_img View post tag: Departs USA: IKE CSG Departs for Deployment View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: IKE CSG Departs for Deployment View post tag: Naval June 21, 2012 Share this article Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: IKE View post tag: News by topic View post tag: For Nearly 6,000 Sailors operating on ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group Eight departed June 20 for a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and build on maritime partnerships.They are deploying to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibilities, as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe.“This is a flexible, agile, and ready strike group,” said Rear Adm. Michael C. Manazir, CSG 8 commander. “I’m extremely proud of every Sailor in this strike group. They have contributed to the readiness so that we can meet all tasks set out for us by the fleet commanders under which we will operate. We look forward to playing a part in keeping international waterways safe and building relationships with our partners.”CSG 8’s flagship, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE), with the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 7 embarked, departed Naval Station Norfolk, along with the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).The Mayport, Fla.-based guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) and the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) left their homeport in Mayport, Fla., as well, and will join Eisenhower as the strike group transits the Atlantic Ocean.Carrier Strike Group Eight has spent the last few months successfully completing a series of complex training events and certifications.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 21, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: CSG View post tag: Deploymentlast_img read more

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

first_imgFrom the team at British Baker we would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Normal service on will resume on 6 January.Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the British Baker editorial teamlast_img

Bob Weir Names Songs That Dead & Company Plan To Debut This Summer

first_imgWith Dead & Company tour just a few short weeks away, the band’s two iconic guitarists – Bob Weir and John Mayer – spoke to Rolling Stone at length about their upcoming plans. The two touched on everything from Mayer’s newfound passion for the Grateful Dead to specific plans for the band’s future, including a number of songs they’d like to play out on stage.According to the interview , Dead & Company are planning to add 20 more original Grateful Dead songs to the summer rotation, including “Passenger” and “Weather Report Suite.” He also spoke about some more tunes in the article, saying, “We need to finish up where ‘St. Stephen’ goes – there are other sections we didn’t have time to get to…”He continues, “And I’d like to work up ‘Box of Rain,’… The vocal register is right in John’s wheelhouse. I think I’ve talked him into it.” Weir also mentions “Days Between” in the article, but the interview must have been conducted before the band’s free performance last Monday, May 23rd at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. The group debuted that song, as well as “Big Railroad Blues” and “Queen Jane Approximately” for the performance. Watch it all here.John Mayer also recently spoke about some new songs on the docket, including “Dire Wolf,” “Throwing Stones,” “High Time” and “Foolish Heart.” Read more about that here.What else does the future hold for Dead & Company? A possible studio session, according to Weir. After another tour or two, the band is considering a visit to the studio to record something that combines new material with songs “never fully addressed” by the Dead in the studio, like “The Other One” or “Dark Star.” Says Weir, “That would be something of an adventure.”The interview also sees Weir juxtaposing Mayer with Trey Anastasio, who was on hand to celebrate the Dead’s 50th anniversary at the five Fare Thee Well performances. “John is a classicist by nature. Trey is more of an iconoclast… Juxtaposing Trey’s take on the material with the insights John brings got me looking at all of the songs afresh.”It’s nice to hear Bob Weir so excited about the Grateful Dead’s music, and about Dead & Company. Considering he recently spoke about his intentions to tour for the rest of his life, we can’t wait to see what the future will bring for Dead & Co! The tour starts June 10th, and full dates can be read here.[H/t Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Booth Created To Ease Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing In Chautauqua County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Submitted image.GERRY – Heritage Ministries and Lutheran of Jamestown are working together to follow New York’s new nursing home testing mandates.The two elderly care facilities will soon deploy new mobile testing booths created by Heritage’s Vice President of Facilities and local business D & S Glass.The booths will be adaptable to allow staff members to adjust to the height of each person, accommodating those who are unable to actively sit up or stand easily.They feature a plexiglass wall with a small access panel for test administration. Officials say the wall will protect both residents and staff from exposure, and will also help preserve valuable, and sometimes difficult to obtain, personal protective equipment, which would normally have to be changed out after each test and potential exposure.Heritage is also developing a plan to effectively clean and disinfect each station after use with the help of their certified infection control nurse.“As we have been directed to move into mandated testing for all employees by Governor Cuomo’s office, we needed to determine how we could implement that efficiently, while complying with all regulations,” said Lisa Haglund, newly confirmed Heritage Ministries President and CEO. “At this difficult time in our industry, it is important that we work together to protect our most vulnerable population, our seniors.”“Working with our fellow senior living communities is essential in order to provide the absolute best care for all of our residents,” she furthered.Heritage Ministries was founded in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations across the United States.last_img read more

London Datebook: Kevin Spacey, Carey Mulligan and More

first_img ALSO: Opening performances from June 20 at the Young Vic of Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni in The Valley of Astonishment, co-directed by the legendary Peter Brook. Closing performance June 21 at the Hampstead Downstairs of Nicholas Wright’s biting A Human Being Died That Night, which mines issues of morality and retribution in contemporary South Africa: Noma Dumezweni and Matthew Marsh star. JUNE 9-15 Family Plot: Broadway actor Seth Numrich must have had a good time in London last summer co-starring opposite Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth, for which he won an Evening Standard Theatre Award; he’s back for a U.K. encore. This time, Numrich stars under the direction of Lyndsey Turner in the classic Russian play by Ivan Turgenev, here adapted by Brian Friel. Opening night is June 10 at the Donmar. ALSO: The Crazy Coqs cabaret near Piccadilly Circus this week hosts Kate Dimbleby returning with her popular show about American singer-songwriter Dory Previn (June 24-26), while Starlight Express alum Ray Shell performs his acclaimed piece Back 2 – Black II (June 27-28). The hot young dramatist Polly Stenham gives a talk June 25 at the National Theatre about her new play, Hotel. JUNE 2-8 Legal Eagle: Kevin Spacey is entering his final phase as artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre, a post he will relinquish next year to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus. In the meantime, the double Oscar-winner opens June 4 for a brief run (through June 15) as pioneering American lawyer Clarence Darrow in the David W. Rintels one-man play of the same name. Thea Sharrock directs. ALSO: Opening June 12 at the Almeida is Robert Icke’s production of the U.K. premiere of Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, starring Tony nominee Jenna Russell. Final performance June 14 at Southwark Playhouse of Bradley Rand Smith’s adaptation of the Dalton Trumbo novel Johnny Got His Gun, directed by David Mercatali and with Jack Holden in the fiercely anti-war solo play. JUNE 23-29 A Real Nice Clambake: First full post-opening week for Tim Rogers and Gemma Sutton in what is being billed as a “bold new interpretation” of Carousel, this time from the wonderfully named Morphic Graffiti company and boasting new acoustic orchestrations; Luke Fredericks directs the staging at east London’s funky Arcola Theatre.center_img JUNE 16-22 Hare Today: David Hare’s Skylight, one of the defining British plays of the 1990s, is back in a new West End revival at Wyndham’s Theatre. The drama opens June 18 under the direction of Stephen Daldry, who helmed Hare’s screenplays for The Hours and The Reader to great success. Carey Mulligan stars as the beleaguered schoolteacher, Kyra, with Bill Nighy as Tom, an older man she may have loved and lost. ALSO: Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Intimate Apparel opens on June 4. Lynn Nottage’s lovely play about an African-American seamstress in 1905 New York stars Tanya Moodle. June 7 is the final performance of the Young Vic’s shattering production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, featuring career-best work from Nicola Walker and Mark Strong and director Ivo van Hove. London is whistling “Yankee Doodle” this month: a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic resurfaces, several off-Broadway hits get a British airing and two Americans continue their stellar work across the pond, Oscar winner Kevin Spacey and Broadway favorite Seth Numrich. Read about all this and more in this decidedly American month for the stage in London and beyond View Commentslast_img read more

DO YOU HEART PISGAH? Join the I Heart Pisgah Coalition. We did.

first_imgMaybe it’s the singletrack of Kitsuma or the whitewater of Wilson Creek. Perhaps it’s the Art Loeb Trail through Shining Rock or the ancient forests of Joyce Kilmer. Or it could be the swimming hole below Looking Glass Falls or the panoramic views from Max Patch. There are about as many reasons for loving the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest as there are people who visit it. Nearly 7 million people visited the Pisgah-Nantahala last year, and most of them came to explore its scenic wonders.In the next year, the Forest Service will release a 30-year plan that will decide how much of the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest will be cut down and how much will be protected. So far, preliminary drafts have not protected many treasured areas, including iconic corridors for the Appalachian Trail, Mountains to Sea Trail, Bartram Trail, Benton MacKaye Trail, and Art Loeb Trail. Many old-growth forests and classic recreational hubs are also left unprotected.So a broad, diverse coalition of outdoor organizations, conservation groups, breweries, restaurants, outfitters, camps, guides, local businesses, politicians, and everyday citizens have joined together to create I HEART PISGAH.The I HEART PISGAH coalition supports strong, lasting protections for Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest, especially its trails, water, vistas, and recreational hotspots.North Carolina’s Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest is the second-most-visited national forest in the country. According to the Forest Service’s 2014 Assessment, over 90 percent of visitors to Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest are hikers, bikers, runners, paddlers, climbers, anglers, naturalists, photographers, and nature-seeking outdoor enthusiasts.However, recreation and conservation have not been prioritized in preliminary drafts of the Forest Service’s 30-year forest plan.“The I HEART PISGAH coalition wants to show the Forest Service how many people of all ages and backgrounds love and cherish the natural wonders of the forest,” says organizer Hannah Furgiuele, who is also producing a video for the campaign. “We hope the Forest Service will prioritize the protection of the forests’ vital natural and recreational resources.”Tourism and recreation in the 1.1-million-acre Pisgah National Forest is the main economic engine of Western North Carolina. The Pisgah-Nantahala also provides clean drinking water for Asheville and dozens of towns across the region, and its scenic vistas boost property values and attract businesses.Joining the I HEART PISGAH coalition is free and open to anyone—individuals as well as organizations and businesses. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine is a proud member. Visit to feel the love.last_img read more

6 benefits of social media for credit unions

first_img 93SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: Details 1) Relationship developmentUsing a variety of social media you’ll be able to build relationships in a new medium with members and potential members. It gives you yet another way to interact with members on a more personal level which cultivates mutually beneficial, strong relationships, which can contribute to brand loyalty and member satisfaction.2) Brand developmentCreate a recognizable identity for your products and services on a familiar platform for your members. Social media affords an incredible opportunity to sensationalize banking solutions with creative campaigns and positioning, with the added ability to push new products in a swift manner.3) Product developmentNot only does it offer the ability to reach members and potential consumers, but it provides a way to discover their needs using social media tools. By simply logging on you can figure out what members are saying about you which holds unmeasurable value.4) Value definingWith the ever more detailed reporting offered through social media analytics, credit unions can understand the true value of their outreach and marketing efforts. Getting detailed insights, credit unions can evaluate key performance metrics all the way from website visits to account openings.5) Developing connectionsEven still it’s a way to connect with other institutions and professional’s already successfully operating in the social atmosphere. Having a finger on the pulse of what others are doing that is working is not something to be passed up.6) Money SavingSocial media is much cheaper than traditional marketing and advertising. Sometimes if done correctly, the only cost associated with in-house social media marketing is time. With no price tag on using these incredible resources, there is nothing to lose with everything to gain.last_img read more

Harry Maguire: Manchester United defender says criticism of club stems from jealousy | Football News

first_imgMaguire is one of the players who has found himself on the end of criticism having so far failed to live up to his status as the world’s most expensive defender following his £85m move from Leicester in the summer of 2019.However, he was praised by Solskjaer for his performance in the win at Everton, which was achieved thanks to two goals from Bruno Fernandes who, in contrast, has had no problems in excelling since his January arrival from Sporting Lisbon.“I thought Harry’s performance was top against – for me – one of the best in the world at aerial play, (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin, with his timing in the air, his jump, his spring and his athleticism,” said the United boss.“And I thought we as a backline defended really well against him. Very pleased with Harry and the rest of them back there.”Solskjaer: We were set up to fail at GoodisonOle Gunnar Solskjaer heavily criticised the Premier League’s scheduling after his side’s 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday lunchtime, claiming his side “were set up to fail”.United travelled to Istanbul Basaksehir for a Champions League group stage clash on Wednesday – a game they lost 2-1 – before having to face a refreshed Everton at Goodison Park in the weekend’s early kick-off.And despite his team coming from behind to claim all three points, the Norwegian still hit out at what he called the “absolute joke” schedule his players were faced with after Luke Shaw (hamstring), Victor Lindelof (back) and Marcus Rashford (shoulder) all picked up injuries.“How can you expect players to perform to the best of their ability when you send them out at 12.30pm? Absolute joke,” said Solskjaer.“A month ago we tried to move this game. What sense is there for us to play on a Saturday when we could play on the Sunday and there is an international break afterwards?” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the quick turnaround from United’s Champions League tie on Wednesday affected their performance against Everton – Advertisement – Solskjaer will be concerned by Manchester United’s inconsistency in performance levels, says former player Lee Sharpe preview image 0:59 3:24 “Why? Because we are the biggest club in the world. People don’t want us to do well. Why? Probably because of the success we’ve had in the past.“We have to live up to that, we have to react to it and don’t let the negatives get into our bubble inside the training ground. Sometimes it is difficult for the lads.” Speaking after the match in a video posted on Manchester United’s Twitter feed the England international added: “We reacted well to two poor results. We felt we were on the right track after Leipzig (a 5-0 win) and we let ourselves down against Arsenal (last Sunday).“It wasn’t good enough as a performance. In the week again we gave them a soft goal and found it too hard to create chances to come back.“We knew this was an important game to get three points. We reacted well but it is only a start.” Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes criticism which is often so quickly levelled at the club is rooted in jealousy.Some of the pressure which was building on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after two defeats in four days – including the Champions League embarrassment against Istanbul Basaksehir – was lifted with a 3-1 win at Everton.- Advertisement – Victory avoided the ignominy of United’s worst start to a league season since 1989-90 and gave their manager some breathing space after coming under increasing scrutiny but three wins in seven league matches still leaves the club in the bottom half of the table.Maguire admits it is sometimes difficult to ignore the criticism but felt the performance at Goodison Park gave them something to build on after the international break. “At this club one thing I’ve noticed in my time here – I’ve been here a year and a half – is we are the most talked-about club in the world,” he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire have words after the Everton goalkeeper kicked the Manchester United captain but avoided VAR actionImage:Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire have words after the Everton goalkeeper kicked the Manchester United captain but avoided VAR actionlast_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Scores

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Wednesday  (12-2)Lawrenceburg  58     SW Hanover  33Connersville  31     Union County  29Tuesday  (12-1)Greensburg  48     Franklin County  29South Ripley  46     North Decatur  40Switz. County  73     Milan  26Eastern Hancock  51     South Decatur  40Rising Sun  49     South Dearborn  37Rushville  53     Richmond  47last_img

Iheanacho Relieved with Draw, Iwobi Suffers Setback

first_img.Injury rules Simon out of Algeria matchSuper Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho took to the Social Media to express pleasure with Leicester for the fighting spirit displayed by the Foxes in their 2-2 draw against Stoke City over the weekend.Leicester were denied of the maximum points by the heroics of Peter Crouch, whose firm header with 17 minutes left on the clock, ensured that both teams ended the tie on equal footing at the bet365 Stadium. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigerian, a 25 million pounds acquisition for Leicester, who substituted Shinji Okazaki before the hour mark, subsequently took to the social media to express his satisfaction at picking a point away from home.“3 points w’d have been great. However, the team should be very proud we took a point from a difficult away ground. We keep going #LCFC,” he tweeted.The season has been a rather difficult campaign for Iheanacho since his switch from Manchester City as he has struggled to match his outstanding scoring feat of last season and is often left on Leicester bench.Alex Iwobi also got a decent look before he made way for Jack Wilshere in the second half as Arsenal were beaten 3-1 by Man City at the Etihad.The result put pressure on Arsene Wenger and underlined Arsenal’s indifferent start to the campaign, where they are 12 points off the lead, and in sixth position after 11 matches.Meanwhile, Moses Simon has compounded coach Gernot Rohr worries by being the next player to withdraw from Nigerian squad due to open camp today for the Russia 2018 qualifier against Algeria and the friendly against Argentina due to fitness problem.Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo are not available because of injury, while the situation of Eddy Onazi, John Ogu and Leon Balogun is also being assessed.last_img read more