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USS George H. W. Bush Remembers September 11

first_img Share this article View post tag: “H” View post tag: September September 13, 2011 View post tag: W. USS George H. W. Bush Remembers September 11 View post tag: 11 View post tag: Bush Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: George Sailors aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) participated in a prayer and remembrance service in the ship’s foc’sle Sept. 9, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.Approximately 100 Sailors attended the service to show their support for America, honor lost heroes, and to give thanks for the lives that were spared that day.“My uncle worked about two blocks away from the World Trade Center,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fueling) 3rd Class Robert Villafane. “He was late for work on the day of the attacks. I think that might have saved his life.”Cmdr. Cameron H. Fish, the ship’s command chaplain, and Lt. Joel DeGraeve, command chaplain for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Eight, hosted the non-denominational prayer service so that Sailors could come together to remember the events of 9/11.“We felt it was important to try and get the crew together to pray and remember as a unit, especially since it’s the 10th anniversary,” said Fish.Sailors like Aviation Ordnanceman Airman (AW) Maurice D. Rogers-Ashe and Rear Adm. Nora W. Tyson, commander Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Two, united to sing “God Bless America” and reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. “I came to show my respect and honor those who have lost family and loved ones,” said RogersAshe.Participants watched a video displaying photos of service members, firefighters, and civilians that were lost that day as excerpts from former president George W. Bush’s speech played in the background. “I think it helps Sailors understand why they’re here,” said DeGraeve, “It helps them understand why we serve in the military.”George H.W. Bush is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.[mappress]Source: navy, September 13, 2011; View post tag: Remembers Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H. W. Bush Remembers September 11 View post tag: USSlast_img read more

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USA: HSV Swift Marks Completion of SPS 2013 Mission

first_img View post tag: (HSV) Military Sealift Command-charted vessel HSV Swift (HSV 2) arrived to Mayport, Fla., May 23 to officially mark the completion of the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2013 mission.The 4th Fleet initiative, designed to strengthen civil and maritime services’ capabilities to respond to a variety of maritime missions, included teams of Riverine, Seabees, explosive ordnance disposal specialists, Marines and Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) physical security specialists who worked closely with partners in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras to share knowledge and build interoperability.More importantly, it allowed members of the U.S. services and partners nations to build friendships.“It goes beyond our training,” Belizean coast guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Merlon Alvarez said. “When the Americans come, I feel as though we truly become a joint force and a family.”The Swift left Mayport, Fla., in mid-February with its first stop in Belize. From there the SPS mission continued in Guatemala and Honduras.U.S. Marine Corps and Seabee detachments remained in Honduras as the Swift successfully tested an Aerostat inflatable aircraft and Puma UAV that could possibly serve as future platforms to conduct Operation Martillo counter drug operations in the Caribbean Sea.The Aerostat and Puma UAV are equipped with state-of-the-art radars, cameras and sensors that could prove to be useful in detecting Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) organizations attempting to smuggle drugs and other illicit materials (guns, people, drug money) in the maritime and littoral environments. The Aerostat and Puma UAV were testing in actual counter drug operations.“Frankly, these platforms aren’t new to anybody, but it’s technology that we’re putting inside them and the application of these assets to a maritime environment, specifically the efforts of the Joint Interagency Task Force to combat the flow of drugs and other contraband by transnational organized crime, that’s new.” Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, said.Mission Commander, Cmdr. Bob Poling discussed the conclusion of a successful deployment.“It’s difficult to quantify how truly successful this SPS was,” said Poling. “We were able to work closely with three partner nations to improve our abilities to work together and improve maritime security in the Central American and Caribbean regions. More importantly, the professional and personal interactions between U.S. service members and our partner-nation hosts added a level of understanding that cannot be cultivated any other way than to get dirty while working and playing together.”Poling went on to say, “I think we’ve certainly made great strides in ensuring future operations between our nations happen smoothly.”COMUSNAVSO/COMFOURTHFLT supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Press Release, May 23, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: HSV Swift Marks Completion of SPS 2013 Mission View post tag: Marks Training & Education View post tag: SPS Share this article View post tag: Swift View post tag: Defence USA: HSV Swift Marks Completion of SPS 2013 Missioncenter_img May 23, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mission View post tag: Navy View post tag: 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: completionlast_img read more

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Bishops to inspect Wycliffe

first_imgTROUBLED PPH Wycliffe Hall has come under further pressure after the Church of England announced this week that it had brought forward a scheduled inspection earlier than planned.The Bishops’ Committee for Ministry is to carry out its inspection next October, three months before the original date of January 2009.Wycliffe Hall’s Principal, Dr Richard Turnbull, denied suggestions that the inspection had been brought forward because of concerns about recent events at the Permanent Private Hall.He claimed that the earlier date of inspection “allows the normal inspection of Wycliffe at the beginning of a wider inspection of the Anglican theological institutions in Oxford”. He added, “There is no urgent or rapid inspection since there is no need for such.”Inspections at the Hall, a leading centre for evangelical training, normally occur every five years.The PPH, which can present students with Oxford degrees in the same manner as colleges, has become mired in controversy surrounding its leadership. Earlier this year, three former Principals called for the resignation of current Principal Richard Turnbull. In September, a University panel concluded that Oxford’s seven PPHs were at risk of not providing a broad liberal education. Referring to Wycliffe, the report raised concerns that it did not offer an “an Oxford experience in its essentials” and was not “a suitable educational environment for the full intellectual development of young undergraduates”. It recommended that school-leavers be barred from going to Wycliffe to study for their undergraduate degrees. Last month Council member Clare MacInnes resigned, and five other staff members have also left in the last year.Louis Henderson, a spokesperson for the Church of England’s Communication Office, said that it was unlikely Wycliffe Hall would lose recognition from the Church, which would advise on management and how to rectify any weaknesses. Henderson said, “If an institution is failing so seriously, appearing unable or unwilling to rectify the faults identified by the inspection, the Bishops’ Committee’s ultimate sanction is to recommend the House of Bishops, to which it reports, to withdraw recognition of the institution for training for ordination. This, I might add, is almost inconceivable, and certainly has never happened in my time.”By Mohsin Khanlast_img read more

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BB links with NAMB for Bakers’ Review pages

first_imgFrom 30 January, British Baker will be publishing Bakers’ Review in partnership with the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB).Bakers’ Review will feature once a month within the pages of British Baker, covering the latest industry, legislation and regulation news, as well as general advice on issues affecting craft bakery businesses.Chief executive of the Asso- ciation Gill Brooks-Lonican explained that it will feature the same information as it has for over a century. “For example, environmental health, legislation, health and safety, events, and any courses that we’ll be running.”This means that British Baker will be the only magazine to target bakers and bakery buyers in craft, wholesale, plant, supermarkets, convenience stores, coffee shops and foodservice. Brooks-Lonican added that “it will be nice to improve and expand” on the Association’s long-running relationship with British Baker.The Association has been representing the interests of the craft baking industry throughout England and Wales since 1887.l Commenting on Wallace & Gromit’s latest film, A Matter of Loaf and Death, screened on Christmas Day, Brooks-Lonican said it has done “absolute wonders for the NAMB”.The Association managed to secure the licence from Aardman Studios to be the sole supplier of edible discs for cakes, in association with the bakery-themed film. “The amount of cake toppers, t-shirts and aprons we’ve sold has been huge,” she said.last_img read more

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Sainsbury’s escalates bread price war

first_imgSainsbury’s has added to the supermarket bread price war by slashing prices of large Hovis loaves to 75p. The retailer dropped 800g Hovis white and wholemeal and 750g Best of Both loaves from £1 as well as cutting nine of its 800g own-label from 75p to 55p, according to British Baker’s sister title The Grocer. The cuts mean Sainsbury’s now has the lowest base price for a large branded and standard own-label loaf of the Big Four.Sainsbury’s lower prices could be here to stay, as it branded loaves at 75p as “a new regular price” in ads. It matches promotional prices of two Hovis loaves for £1.50 in Waitrose, which has run since mid-January.Morrisons offers the next-cheapest 800g own-label loaf of the Big Four, with six lines priced at 59p each. Discounters Aldi and Lidl sell the same sized loaf for as little as 45p.In September, Sainsbury’s shaved 30p off the price of specified 800g loaves including in-store bakery loaves of that size, which took the price down to £1. And last April The Co-operative launched a new range of 75p own-label 800g loaves as part of its then-new Value for Money campaign. Around the same time, Tesco and Asda also reduced loaves to 75p and 79p respectively.Unit sales of wrapped bread across the three major brands and own-label have fallen 4.5% year-on-year and price deflation has pushed value down 9.6% [IRI 52 w/e 6 December 2014].The market is also under pressure from wheat prices, with costs set to remain high until the start of the 2015 crop in August.last_img read more

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Challenge: Managing multiple vendors

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Most credit unions manage many vendor relationship, which can be costly both in time and dollars. But InTouch Credit Union found a solution that simplified operations and saved money.SnapshotInTouch CU, a long-term Portico® core account processing client with Fiserv, is based in Plano, Texas, and has more than $750 million in assets and 90,000 members.Originally chartered as EDS Employees Federal Credit Union in 1974, the credit union significantly expanded its field of membership and number of branches and ATMs over the next three decades. By 2010, the credit union was rebranded as InTouch to reflect its broader membership.InTouch CU now serves over 20 countries and five U.S. states. continue reading »last_img read more

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New mobile application by former Caribbean resident empowers citizens

first_img Tweet 9 Views   no discussions NewsRegional New mobile application by former Caribbean resident empowers citizens by: – September 22, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Image via: columbiasc.netHOUSTON, USA – Sharon Hodge, sole proprietor of Trafalgar Solutions and former Caribbean resident, has announced the launch of a new smart phone application. The new application, titled iGot’em, will empower citizens and reduce crime and allow users to combat crime within their communities by uploading a recorded incident to the nearest law enforcement office. The application will notify law enforcement of the date, time, and location of the crime in progress. The combination of this information along with the general images taken by users will allow accurate reporting, while protecting the identity of the user.Hodge credits her creative spirit and her love for the Caribbean to iGot’em. Born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in the heart of South Central Los Angeles, she is no stranger to crime. “Where I grew up, crime was rampant, protection was light, and citizens were too afraid to come forward. This same behaviour exists in countries throughout the world,” said Hodge. Living in the Caribbean’s with her husband, remnant fears from her childhood brought an automatic sense of awareness and the will to fight for change. “By freeing citizens from the fear of retaliation, we might be able to catch some of our most violent offenders,” she said.Hodge is pleased to be expanding her role in the field of technology. She is inspired by Mark Zuckerburg’s (creator of Facebook) passion for change and, with her entrepreneurial frame of mind and success, she has a great future in the development and design of software.iGot’em is available for purchase through iTunes. Smart phone devices such as the Android and Blackberry will be added in the near future.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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LIME gives free service for a “lifetime” this christmas

first_img 41 Views   no discussions Share Some LIME customers will literally get a gift for a lifetime this holiday as the telecoms company has announced plans to give away landline, mobile and internet services for forty years. The plans were revealed during the launch of its Christmas promotion Monday November 21st, 2011. In addition to the centrepiece lifetime prize, for which weekly winners will be named, the company will also give away prizes of free LIME services to every customer on its network throughout the promotional period.Chief Executive Officer, David Shaw says this truly once-in-a-lifetime offer changes the way companies think about promotional offers and provides exactly what the people of the Caribbean need to prepare for the demands of the future, one in which everything will be driven by technology and everybody will need to be connected at all times. “We have redefined the concept of giving and are offering customers the biggest and the first-ever such prize offered by any brand in the region; a chance to win one of our services for a lifetime. That’s because we are creating the future we want. A future in which we provide all the technology people need for everyday living. And this is our way of making sure that the future we imagine is the future we get.” Explaining that from simply ‘topping’ up on credit to buying a new handset, customers can get a chance to win a lifetime of service; Shaw noted that while the lifetime prize sits on top of the Christmas tree, customers can also win in the many weekly prizes from the thousands available as part of the company’s plan to reward their loyalty.“Christmas is a time of giving and these gifts will be a real treat for our loyal customers, who stand a chance of getting free services for one year, as well as instant prizes of free weekend calls, happy hour calling & texting, unlimited text messaging and a whole lot more.”In addition to this, the company will also roll-out “LIME LIFETIME Moments” across the region. This is an unexpected, simple yet enduring act of kindness to members of the public as they go about their busy lives.“This season gives us a chance to further demonstrate to our customers that we are a natural fit for their lifestyle. And we will do this with a season full of ‘LIME lifetime moments’ – which are occasions where people will enjoy free services, such as meals, transportation and more on us. While they are busy doing their everyday activities we will join them and spread our ‘LIME LIFETIME moments’ to as many people this season,” explained Shaw.The LIME LIFETIME Christmas campaign, which runs from November 18 to December 24, provides new and existing customers with many ways to win. Customers could win a lifetime of mobile services if they top-up as little as $10 or if they buy a mobile phone or sign-up for any post-paid service or upgrade any existing service. Customers who sign-up for any LIME post-paid service or pay any post-paid bills on time and in full, are all automatically entered in to win one of the respective products for a lifetime. People who want more information about the promotion can visit www.lime.com.• Customers will win free landline, mobile and internet service for forty years• Every customer on the network will get a free gift this ChristmasPress ReleaseLIME Dominica Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews LIME gives free service for a “lifetime” this christmas by: – November 23, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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Police chief warns public of zero tolerance on toy guns this season

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Police chief warns public of zero tolerance on toy guns this season by: – December 6, 2011 Share 53 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Imitation firearm. Photo credit: menmedia.co.ukThe Dominica Police Force through its Chief of Police has issued a stern warning to store owners and citizens that its policy will not change on the use of imitation firearms.In fact police say they will be stepping up surveillance this season to ensure no “toy guns” are in the possession of anyone.Police Chief Cyril Carette warns of a zero tolerance policy will be taken again this time around and is calling on store owners to adhere to the restriction order which makes the importation and selling of imitation firearms illegal. Carette says store owners could be charged if they are found guilty of the offence. “Times have changed and in the past guns were used by young children but nowadays we have a new dimension to it where these toys guns are used to commit offences and legislation provides for prohibition of imitation firearm and we are urging persons who have intention of importing those firearms to refrain from doing that,” he said.Carette said the customs department is aware of the restriction on the toys and will be contacting the police in that regard.“We are urging parents not to purchase these imitation firearms from any store. Police will be out looking at the stores to see if they have any of those toys and we will be confiscating them. Recently those have been used in the commissioning of robberies on the island so we need to take a stand,” he explained.The New firearms act took effect in May this year. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Bulldogs Battle Olympians On The Links

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs lost a close Golf battle to The Columbus East Olympians 169-184.Batesville vs. Columbus East Golf (5-12)Batesville’s Current Overall Record is 23-18.EIAC Record (Duals/Tri/Quad Meets Only): 3-1Next Event: May 14th EIAC Tournament Meet @ Connersville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

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