SNMG1 escorts MV Hartland Point to Lithuania

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today NATO ships escort UK MoD leased ship carrying Norwegian weapons to Lithuania View post tag: SNMG1 Share this article Authorities In a true display of multinational military cooperation, ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 escorted a Ro-Ro sealift ship sailing for the UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary carrying Norwegian military equipment to Lithuania.The operation, which took place from May 23 to 24, is part of NATO’s enhanced forward presence aimed at displaying the alliance’s strengthened deterrence and defense posture in a period of deteriorating relations with Russia.The ships met in the western Baltic on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and sailed together until the civilian vessel reached the port of Klaipeda the next morning.During the transit the ships of SNMG1, composed of Flagship HNoMS Roald Amundsen and HNLMS Evertsen, conducted several standardised procedures and drills, NATO said.“The shipment of eFP equipment to Lithuania provides SNMG1 with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate NATO naval presence in the Baltic Sea, while training concepts, procedures and tactics,” said Commander SNMG1, Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist.At the 2016 Summit in Warsaw, allies agreed a to enhance NATO’s military presence in the eastern part of the alliance. The eFP battlegroups are located in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 also took the opportunity to complete a passing exercise with the Swedish Navy before escorting the MV Hartland Point to Lithuania. NATO ships escort UK MoD leased ship carrying Norwegian weapons to Lithuania May 25, 2017 View post tag: MV Hartland Point View post tag: NATOlast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Clinical Nursing (Rockford, IL)

first_imgAurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.The School of Nursing invites applicants for continuing part-timeclinical instruction in the Rockford, IL area for thefollowing disciplines: Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Community HealthFundamentalsMedical-surgical nursingOBPediatricsPsychiatric / Mental Healthcenter_img Master’s Degree in Nursing and current Illinois license required.Position involves supervision of students in clinical practice.Potential rotations include weekdays, evenings, and/orweekends.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected]last_img read more

Oxford MP opposes unpaid internships

first_imgSmith affirmed his support for the Intern Aware campaign in a letter to Brasenose JCR, which states, “The consequences for social mobility of allowing unpaid internships to continue as a normal or quasi-normal part of career development are obvious.”In the letter, Smith also said that he had raised the issue with the government in the past, and that he had written to the Chief Executive of HM Revenue & Customs and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for a second time, asking them to take action on the matter.Brasenose JCR mandated its President, James Blythe, to write to Andrew Smith at the beginning of Trinity term. The letter asked the MP to back the campaign by Intern Aware.It stated, “Unpaid internships are damaging to both young people and society as a whole. They exclude those who cannot afford to work for free and entrench regional and class inequalities.“We would like to see you supporting young people by taking a stand on this important issue.”In his reply, Andrew Smith wrote, “I strongly share your concerns, and am one of the Parliamentary supporters of the Intern Aware campaign. The issues you raise are ones I have pressed with the government.”Smith’s reply was well received by Brasenose JCR. Blythe told Cherwell, “I am delighted by Andrew Smith’s prompt and positive response to the JCR’s letter and by his support for the Intern Aware campaign. It is fantastic that Brasenose students have an MP who is on their side on this issue.”Blythe also condemned unpaid internships as “a major problem for lots of students, and a substantial barrier to social mobility in general.”Intern Aware campaigns “for interns to be paid at least the national minimum wage”, and considers unpaid internships to “exclude those who can’t afford to work for free.” A poll carried out for the organisation found that 84% of over-35s believed that young family members were unable to afford to take up an unpaid internship.Intern Aware works with lawyers to win back wages denied to interns. According to Intern Aware’s website, “most interns who are working are entitled to be paid at least the national minimum wage.” It goes on to say, “every time an intern has taken their employer to court for not being paid the minimum wage, they have won.”One Hertford Geographer told Cherwell, “I for one am glad to hear that an MP has taken this action on behalf of Oxford students. It is good to know that we still have some voices in Parliament, willing to respond to our concerns.”last_img read more

The Harrison High School’s Hall Of Fame Committee Will Induct County Commissioner Ben…

first_img The Harrison High School’s Hall Of Fame Committee Will Induct County Commissioner Ben Shoulders And EPD Chief Billy BoliOn May 22, 2020, at William Henry Harrison High School Commencement, the high school’s Hall of Fame will induct two new members.The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees will be Mr. Billy Bolin and Mr. Ben Shoulders.Billy Bolin, ‘91 Harrison alum, currently serves as Chief of Police for the Evansville Police Department – which he has served with honor since January 2012. Billy Bolin (Chief of Police – Evansville Police DeptBen Shoulders (President Of The Vanderburgh County Commissioners Harrison High School opened its doors in 1962-63 and has had some very impressive alumni along the way.  Harrison chooses their Hall of Fame inductees every two years and has each inductee speak at commencement, which takes place at Harrison’s own Romain Stadium.To be considered, you must be a past graduate of Harrison. Congrats to Billy Bolin and Ben Shoulders!  Previous Harrison High School Hall of Fame inductees are listed below;Harrison High School Hall Of Fame Past Inductees:   Alan B. Graf, Jr (CEO FedEx)Barbara Kinney (Former Whitehouse photographer)Paul Leggett Chase (Broadway longtime actress)Steve Sater (Tony & Grammy Award-winning writer)Ron Romain (CEO of United Companies)Brad Ellsworth (Former Sheriff & US Congressman)Calbert Cheaney (Former IU star and NBA player)Walter McCarty (Former NBA player and UE coach)Kevin Hardy (Former NFL All-Pro player)Scott Studwell (Former NFL All-Pro player)Karen Ellerbrook (Former teacher, singer, and artist)John H. Schroeder (CEO Crescent Plastics)Jon Siau (Former teacher, artist, and longtime coach)Pat Shoulders (Law Partner & longtime IU Trustee)Kevin Eastridge (President FC Tucker Emge Realty)Mike Shoulders (Former CEO VPS)Hon Les Shively (Superior Court Judge)Bob Winchell (Former owner Winchell Chiropractic)Vaughn Wedeking (Former owner of dentist practice)Hon Randall Shepherd (Former IN Chief Justice)Brent Beeler (Former COO Berry Global)Gen. Ondra Berry (Adjutant General NV Nat’l Guard)Dr. Nancy Nussmeier (successful physician in MA)Steve Thompson (successful realtor nationwide)Hon Wayne Trockman (Superior Court Judge)2020 Harrison High School Hall Of Fame Past Inductees Are: center_img Ben Shoulders, ‘96 Harrison alum, currently serves as President of the Vanderburgh County Commissioners – he was elected as County Commissioner (District One) in November 2016. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

O.C. Boys Soccer Bounces Back With Big Win

first_imgBY LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated visiting Lower Cape May on Thursday afternoon, 5-0.The win brings the Red Raiders’ record to 7-1, while Lower Cape May drops to 5-3.The scoring was even across the board, with six players recording a goal or an assist for Ocean City. John Lindsay and Reed Lindsay, who are not related, both had a goal and an assist on the afternoon.After suffering their first loss of the season to a tough St. Augustine Prep squad, the Red Raiders were looking to step up and respond.This was the second meeting between the two teams this season, with Ocean City defeating the Tigers 3-0 the first time.John Lindsay (16) dribbles his way to an open shot on goal.Within the opening 40 minutes of play, Ocean City was able to find the back of the net on three different occasions, dominating the pace of play.Freshman Kai Lindsay got the scoring started with 10 minutes ticked off the clock. Less than two minutes later, John Lindsay netted another goal for the Red Raiders on a pass from teammate Ori Levy-Smith.Ocean City was finding its offensive groove, connecting passes and seeing the open player. Senior Reed Lindsay added the final score of the first half on a beautiful outside kick.As the second half got underway, the Red Raiders added two more goals from Ben Steiger (23:40 left to play) and Wade Hudak (17:14 remaining).Senior Reed Lindsay looks to pass to a teammate.Ocean City Head Coach Aaron Bogushefsky was proud of the effort and intensity his squad displayed.“Coming off a really tough loss the other night, we had to respond and we did just that,” Bogushefsky said after the game. “Right before we went out, I asked the team what is Ocean City’s response to the last game? Go show me, don’t tell me.”The Red Raiders were able to use that motivation to score early and often.“Right from the jump we played well. We were able to score three on them in half the time it took us to score three the last time we played them. We will use that motivation as we continue this season,” Bogushefsky said.Ocean City has one remaining regular season game and then will have its sights set on postseason. The postseason will look a bit different this year, within the realm of COVID-19 protocols, but Bogushefsky stressed the point that any chance to play this season is one to be grateful for.Ori Levy-Smith (12) sends a ball in from the far corner. Ocean City’s Wade Hudak (4) boots the ball upfield.last_img read more

Pitchfork Music Festival Offers An Impressive Lineup In Its 11th Year

first_imgPitchfork Music Festival is set to celebrate its 11th year in Chicago’s Union Park over the weekend of July 15-17th. Since 2006 Pitchfork Fest has been a midsummer haven for indie music fans from near and far. Over the years the festival has remained great largely due to how little it has changed. Artists take to the simply named Red, Green, and Blue stages that are all located a hop, skip, and a jump away from each other. Most importantly, the expertly curated lineup runs the gamut from jazz to pop to folk acts that are consistently praised on the festival’s namesake website.The Pitchfork Festival has been known for consistently promoting local Chicago acts over the years. This year is no different, especially on Friday evening. Chicago band Whitney will be opening up the Blue Stage their brand of sunny indie rock. After rising from the ashes of the Smith Westerns the group has gained considerable acclaim for the debut album Light Upon the Lake. Shortly thereafter garage rock favorites Twin Peaks will take to the Red Stage. The band will also be present throughout the weekend in beer form thanks to their Goose Island collaboration dubbed Garage Lager.This year’s lineup will heavily feature top notch jazz acts, especially on Sunday afternoon. Early on, Sun Ra Arkestra will carry the torch of their legendary namesake founder Sun Ra who founded the group over 60 years ago. Kamasi Washington will be performing cuts from his incredible double album The Epic to show why he and his band have become one of the most sought after festival acts of the year. Later on, Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Thundercat will be displaying his skills as one of music’s premier bassists.The top of the bill features a few unique sets that will be hard to catch anywhere else. Experimental Canadian rock band Broken Social Scene have been mostly dormant the last couple years and Friday is one of their only scheduled sets of 2016. Indie folk icon Sufjan Stevens has to have been on Pitchfork’s wish list for years and Saturday night the wish will be granted with a rare festival closing show. Before Stevens takes the stage the weekend’s potentially greatest treat comes in the form of Brian Wilson celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ Pets Sounds with a full performance of the album. Hearing the classic album with a Chicago summer sunset as a backdrop is sure to be hard to top.In addition to great music Pitchfork also gives music fanatics the chance to knock out some shopping. Hosted by the American Poster Institute and Speedball, Flatstock gathers premier show poster artists to sell their wares. Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) will conduct a record fair featuring collectible vinyl sold by labels, record stores, and private sellers. Bookworms in attendance need to be sure to stop by Book Fort, an interactive book fair with several independent publishers, presses, and literary organizations as well as authors conducting live readings. Those with kids in tow will enjoy a visit to the Old Town School of Folk Kids Music Area where the tykes can interact with an array of musical instruments and begin their journey to become a Pitchfork Festival Green Stage headliner.For more information on Pitchfork Music Festival visit their official website.last_img read more

FloydFest Expands 2019 Lineup With Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Hot Tuna, More

first_imgFollowing the initial lineup announcement last month, FloydFest has added a handful of acts to their 2019 lineup. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Hot Tuna (electric & acoustic) were added to FloydFest’s 2019 lineup, as well as The War And Treaty, Becca Mancari, The Broadcast, and Erin And the Wildfire.Taking place from July 24th through 28th, 2019 in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. FloydFest 19, dubbed “Voyage Home,” will feature headlining sets from Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, The String Cheese Incident, and Brandi Carlile.The rest of the lineup includes Tyler Childers, Margo Price, Fantastic Negrito, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Love Canon, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Acoustic Syndicate, Songs From The Road Band, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band, Trout Steak Revival, Jon Stickley Trio, and many more.FloydFest 19~Voyage Home will feature five days of music, magic, and mountains, in the picturesque paradise at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, VA. With more than 100 total artists on eight stages, the festival is jam-packed with outdoor adventure, vibrant and varied vendors, quality brews and chews, healing arts, workshops, and whimsy children’s activitiesYou can check out the full lineup below, and head to the FloydFest website for details.last_img read more

Playwright Robert Askins Gets Tyrone & the Cast of Hand to God Wasted

first_img Hand to God View Comments What’s more fun than hanging out with the cast of Hand to God? Hanging out with the cast of Hand to God while they get totally wasted! Playwright Robert Askins, who also moonlights as a bartender at the Tex-Mex restaurant Lobo in Brooklyn, took a break from rehearsal to make some killer margaritas for the cast and members of the press. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God is the story of Tyrone, a possessed puppet that encourages Jason (played by Steven Boyer), a devout teenager, to do terrible things to his family and friends. Check out this Hot Shot of Askins and Tyrone tending bar, then see Hand to God, beginning March 14 at the Booth Theatre. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016last_img read more

Brazil Establishes Technical Aeronautical Mission In Bolivia

first_imgBy Taciana Moury / Diálogo August 16, 2019 Brazil established the Brazilian Aeronautical Mission in Bolivia (MTAB-Bolívia, in Portuguese) to provide administrative, technical, and operational support in the implementation of Bolivia’s Integrated Air Defense and Air Traffic Control System (SIDACTA, in Spanish). MTAB-Bolívia is a unit under the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA, in Portuguese) of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese), headquartered at the 2nd Air Brigade, in Cochabamba.MTAB-Bolívia service members directly take part in the creation and regulation of SIDACTA and the organizational structure setup of the Aerospace Security and Defense Command (COSDEA, in Portuguese). “Brazil’s contribution to Bolivia will determine a new course toward air traffic control and air defense, considerably improving security in that airspace, increasing its efficiency and creating economic advantages,” said FAB General Jeferson Domingues de Freitas, DECEA general director.Currently, the Bolivian system is conventional, based solely on radio frequency and aid for navigation and approach that relies on instrument landing systems and air navigation routes. SIDACTA will implement air navigation in the country, where the airspace will be almost entirely assisted by radar control services.According to FAB Lieutenant Colonel Gilson Antônio da Silva Sobral, chief of MTAB-Bolívia, the new system will put Bolivia’s air navigation at a level comparable to that of other South American countries. “The Brazilian and Bolivian systems are very similar and their integration will contribute considerably to improve safety, efficiency and, on the military side, reduce the possibility of airspace use for illegal activities,” he said.MTAB-Bolívia initiated activities on March 25, 2019.FAB’s technical mission in Bolivia is based on Brazilian experience, which was acquired during the implementation of the Brazilian Air Defense and Air Traffic Control System. “We gave lectures on the work in Brazil to members of COSDEA, the Bolivian Ministry of Defense, the Bolivian Civil Aviation Directorate General, and the regional offices of Airport and Air Traffic Services Administrator, the company responsible for air traffic control in Cochabamba and La Paz,” Lt. Col. Sobral said.The Brazilian team also presented proposals for SIDACTA’s structure. Team members are also assisting COSDEA with the design of the administrative, operational, and technical structure. “We made a diagnosis of the actual training of existing human resources in the technical and operational areas, as well as an analysis of the sociability of participating service members,” said Lt. Col. Sobral. FAB Service Members will cooperate with Bolivians to create and implement Bolivia’s Integrated Air Defense and Air Traffic Control System. (Photo: Department of Airspace Control Public Affairs Office)Importance of international cooperationFAB already cooperates with other countries in the area of air traffic control. “Bolivia emerges as an important partner, because we can increasingly integrate air navigation services in our continent,” said Gen. Domingues. “DECEA, as an important agent in South America, recognizes that cooperation between countries who are willing to work together increases the efficiency and safety or growth of each country as an air navigation service provider.”The officer also highlighted that the geographical position of Bolivia, in central South America, demonstrates the importance of the rational and efficient use of the airspace. “The integration of the Brazilian and Bolivian systems, with the exchange of radar information at the border, will be beneficial not only to these two countries, but to all of South America, a union of forces that will improve safety and efficiency of South America’s traffic control systems,” concluded Gen. Domingues.last_img read more

Elder Justice Center helps seniors navigate the courts

first_imgThe 13th Circuit’s Elder Justice Center works to meet the needs of elderly citizens who face the prospect of dealing with the court system, perhaps as victims of crime, and also to provide oversight for thousands of seniors who are under a guardian’s care.When a person is declared legally incapacitated and can no longer make decisions regarding daily care, finances, and property, the court appoints a guardian.According to a new University of South Florida study, the EJC provides services that benefit Hillsborough County seniors and their families and “should strive to expand its staff to meet the needs of Hillsborough County’s rapidly expanding elderly population.”The Retirement Research Foundation commissioned USF researchers from the School of Social Work to determine if the EJC is beneficial to seniors who need help navigating the courts, seeking a victim’s advocate, or who are under guardianship. There are nearly 3,000 people in Hillsborough County who are wards of the court under guardianship, according to the court.EJC case managers review each guardianship file to ensure all pertinent information is provided to the court and visit wards in person if any “red flags” are raised by information in the ward’s annual plan, which is a report the guardian files with the court once a year to describe the ward’s life and includes information about the ward’s medical condition and care, social activities, and finances.The study evaluated the impact EJC case managers had on improving the information guardians provided in the annual plans by comparing annual plans filed the year before the EJC’s involvement to annual plans filed in the subsequent two years. The USF researchers found a 50 percent improvement in the quality of information provided in annual plans filed after EJC case managers began reviewing the plans and working with guardians. The researchers said the significant improvement should result in greater oversight of wards because it denotes more involvement on the guardian’s behalf.Researchers also evaluated services provided by the EJC victim’s advocate and case managers by surveying seniors or their families who had sought help and received assistance from the EJC. The survey found:• Ninty-two percent said the EJC representative showed concern for the elderly and was knowledgeable about issues relating to the elderly.• Eighty-eight percent said the EJC assisted in referral service and gave support to the elderly.• Eighty percent said the EJC gave them helpful information to make decisions.• Eighty percent said after contacting the EJC they understood how to access the court and related services for the elderly.The EJC is currently implementing a volunteer/intern program to allow a number of guardianship cases to be monitored in greater detail. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with the EJC or affiliated via an internship with an educational institution may contact the EJC at (813) 276-2726 for more information. Elder Justice Center helps seniors navigate the courts March 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Elder Justice Center helps seniors navigate the courtslast_img read more