British, Russian Ships Meet at Sea

first_img View post tag: British View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russian View post tag: News by topic ROYAL NAVY WARSHIP HMS DUNCANThe Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, returned to Portsmouth yesterday having ensured safe passage of a Russian task group along the country’s coast.The Russian task group including a 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, anchored in the Moray Firth due to bad weather.HMS Defender completed a 700 mile journey despite bad weather to welcome the task group. The destroyer was on duty as high readiness ship of the Navy over the holidays, which means that she was ready to respond to a wide range of short notice tasks.Operations Officer of HMS Defender, Lieutenant Commander Mark Mason, said that this task demonstrates HMS Defender’s flexibility and agility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 10, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: sea Back to overview,Home naval-today British, Russian Ships Meet at Sea View post tag: Defense Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: meet January 10, 2014 Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence View post tag: ships British, Russian Ships Meet at Sealast_img read more

End this epidemic killer now!!!

first_imgDear Editor:Our Nation is faced with a killer disease that is the ONLY ONE of the leading causes of death in our country, without a way to prevent, cure, or slow its progression. This is Alzheimer’s disease—the most expensive disease in America! I have just returned from DC, along with 1300 other Ambassadors/Advocates representing every State, to both educate Congress and share the alarming facts/figures currently released by the Alzheimer’s Association. As we “stormed the Hill” and made our Purple Presence known to Representatives, Senators, and their staff, the momentum to gain support for crucial funding and legislative actions from Congress continued in all our visits.With hopes that Congress maintains its commitment to Alzheimer’s research, a request for an additional $414 million in Fiscal Year 18(FY18) was made. This is consistent with the Alzheimer’s Bypass Budget issued by the National Institutes of Health. In 2017, the cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s will total an estimated $259 billion. Total Medicare spending on people with Alzheimer’s is 1 in every 5 dollars and by 2050 will be 1 in every 3 dollars. “Alzheimer’s staggering $259B cost could break Medicare – Forbes 3/17/17”The average annual Medicaid spending for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease is 23 times greater than the average across all other seniors($349-Senior without Alzheimer’s–$8,182—Senior with Alzheimer’s disease). As one can see, Alzheimer’s creates an enormous strain on both State and Federal budgets. Additionally, we requested that both Chambers Co-sponsor the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA(S.693/H.R 1676) that was reintroduced again this Congress. This legislation would ensure an adequate, well-trained palliative care workforce through workforce training, education and awareness, and enhanced research.Alzheimer’s kills more than Breast Cancer and Prostrate Cancer combined.More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease and by 2050; this number could rise as high as 16 million. Deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 89 percent from 2000 to 2014, while deaths from other major diseases (including heart disease, stroke, breast and prostrate cancer, and HIV/AIDS) all decreased. As a Caregiver for nearly 16 years, I was among the more than 15 million Americans that provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. In 2016, 18.2 Billion Hours of care valued at over $230 Billion was provided by these Caregivers. This disease is the 6th leading cause of Death in the United States. Every 66 Seconds someone in the United States develops this disease. Approximately 200,000 individuals today under the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States. Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s are women.For more information go to: and become an advocate!Sincerely, Rosita McGovern,Public Policy Ambassador for Congressman Donald Payne Jr. ( NJ- 10), Greater Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Associationlast_img read more

It’s tick season, beware of Lyme disease

first_imgIndianaLocalNews It’s tick season, beware of Lyme disease WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Richard Bartz [CC BY-SA 2.5], from Wikimedia Commons You were asked to stay at home for a long time, then told it was time to get outside and get some exercise. You’re being warned that you could pick up ticks, whether you’re outside in the country or the city, and that you need to get them off of your body.If you find a tick, you should grab a pair of sterilized, fine-tipped tweezers, says Hoosier nurse practitioner Shannon Cook, with the Minute Clinic at CVS.“You want to make sure those have been sterilized and cleaned. Steps two and three would be to grab the head of the tick, as opposed to the swollen abdomen with those tweezers. And, it’s really important to pull straight out and not twist,” said Cook.She said the goal is to make sure the tick doesn’t break in half. If it does, she says to try to remove the mouthparts. If you can’t, Cook says you can leave them alone, that it will heal, or you can come into the clinic if you feel you need to.Cook said Lyme disease is the main concern with tick bites, but it is rare. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is also a concern but is also rare.The symptoms of Lyme disease, include a fever, but most prominently, a rash at the site of the bite.“You would want to look to make sure you’re not getting a bullseye ring. It kind of looks like a target sign,” she said.She said if you are concerned about Lyme disease, you can go to the doctor and be prescribed an antibiotic for prevention.Cook said after the tick is removed, you’ll want to wash the site and clean it with alcohol, and dispose of the remains of the tick in a small plastic bag.She said you should avoid home remedies for getting the tick off, especially burning it. She said that generally doesn’t work and may very well result in you burning yourself instead of the tick. By Jon Zimney – July 11, 2020 1 288 Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ Previous articleRepresentative Banks echoing President Trump’s call to get kids back to schoolNext articleSouth Bend man sentenced after pleading guilty to robbery 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

Cancellations for Dec. 21: No school in RSU 9, 58, 78; RSU 73 delayed

first_imgCancellations and postponements related to Friday’s weather will be posted here. To add an event to our listing, email us at [email protected] school in Regional School Unit 78 on Dec. 21.Franklin County government offices opening at 10 a.m.No school in Regional School Unit 58 on Dec. 21.Two-hour delay in Regional School Unit 73 on Dec. 21.No school in Regional School Unit 9 on Dec. 21.last_img

Neil Young Details Launch Of Free Comprehensive Online Archive Of His Work

first_imgIf you head to to find out more, you’re met with a closed filing cabinet, with a pair of sticky notes taped on the front: one reads “Opening Soon”; the other is “A Note From NY”. When you click on Neil’s note (stylized as a worn, type-written loose leaf page), the details of the new Neil Young Archives are displayed, giving some first-hand insight into this new platform. “Welcome to NYA,” it reads, “the home of my music. I must admit that I built this for myself as much as for everyone else…”In the note, Young starts by laying out the Neil Young Archives’ “mission statement,” making clear his intentions for the archives to be a living, breathing, evolving project: “We have attempted to highlight the creative process and the creators…The musical information found here is a work in progress, always growing and adapting as we find it. We have done our best to find all of the background pertinent to the music. If you have any more, please reach out to us with it. We are always looking.”In addition to explaining the various new features of this platform, the widely noted audiophile explains the dynamic audio quality characteristics that make this the optimal way to listen to his music. The archive uses Young’s Xstream Music hi-fi streaming infrastructure. “Xstream Music master recordings are always pure uncompressed masters,” Young notes. “They are not part of a format that compromises the quality. All compression formats compromise quality.” As he explains, the streaming “adapts seamlessly” to available output bandwidth (i.e. how nice your speakers are) in order to provide “the best audio quality possible, directly from the original high resolution masters.”Read Neil Young’s full introduction note about the soon-to-be-unlocked Neil Young Archives here.The archive will also detail Young’s extensive discography with a Timeline feature cataloging every single recorded track or album he’s ever produced. There’s also a Filing Cabinet organizing all the songs in chronological order, complete with Info Cards containing associated credits, memorabilia, films or video, press, and photographs.The creation of the Neil Young archives seems to be a logical progression for the outspoken artist. He has long been an evangelist for high-quality sound, creating a hi-fi music player (the not-so-successful PONO) launching his own hi-def streaming service, Xstream Music, after publicly lambasting large-scale streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music for their poor sound quality.Now, on December 1st, the world can experience the complete, annotated works of Neil Young, free of charge, and in the highest possible quality–exactly how Neil wants it to be.You can check out the soon-to-be-opened Neil Young Archives here.[h/t – Ultimate Classic Rock] This year, Christmas is coming early for fans of Canadian rock legend Neil Young. In a Facebook post last week, Young made reference to a “big day” coming up on December 1st: In addition to referencing the release of The Visitor, his second studio album with Promise of the Real, he also made casual mention of a big surprise announcement: “My archive will open on that same day, a place you can visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. In the beginning, everything is free.”Celebrate Neil Young’s 72nd Birthday With The Fateful Tale Behind His ’72 Classic, “Harvest”last_img read more

New administration leads COR discussion

first_imgCensus participation and pep rally reform were among discussion topics at the first Council of Representatives (COR) meeting under student body president Catherine Soler and vice president Andrew Bell Tuesday.“A lot can get accomplished at COR,” Soler said. “A lot of the decisions that we make as an administration are based on your feedback.”Soler turned the discussion to the census forms currently being administered to the student body. She said student government is pushing for Notre Dame students to complete the census by sponsoring a dorm competition. The residence hall with the most participation will receive a pizza party from Hot Box Pizza.“We can receive up to $1,200 of federal funding for each person who completes the census,” Soler said. “It’s also incredibly helpful to the South Bend community.”One of the ongoing issues Soler brought to COR is the state of football pep rallies, which have been the source of much criticism.“Pep rally reform is a big issue and is something that we’ve really been working hard on,” she said.“They’re listening and they’ve been taking us seriously,” she said. “We know what the students want and we feel that we’ve really been making progress.”Soler said Irish football coach Brian Kelly will meet with COR in two weeks to continue the discussion about pep rallies.“Coach Kelly is going to set aside an hour to talk to us,” she said. “This is really important because we’re the first student group he’s going to talk to.”COR members approved sophomores Erin Pankiw, James Kenney and Elle Metz as Directors of Special Events. Freshman Brandon Vo was approved as Director of Communication and sophomores Claire Sunderland and Ricky Bevington were approved as Directors of First University Experience in Leadership Program for next year.Soler closed the meeting by reminding the new council of the importance of their role as members of COR.“As leaders of student organizations, you can bring issues here to COR to discuss or get feedback; anything on the table is open to discussion,” she said.last_img read more

SMC hosts panel to discuss dating apps

first_imgThe Belles Against Violence Office and Cushwa-Leighton Library co-hosted Swipe Right: A Panel on Dating Apps on Sept. 9 to discuss the usage of Internet dating applications.Librarian Ula Gaha, who created this event, explained how the panel originated.ANNA MASON | The Observer “I think the idea originated in one of our meetings on the President’s committee on sexual violence, and there was talk amongst some of the members of the committee that students were commenting that they used dating apps,” Gaha said. “One of our students was talking to a young man, and he told her that he was a student over at Notre Dame, and it turned out that he wasn’t. … She couldn’t believe that somebody would say that they are something they are not.”Gaha explained her intention for the panel to serve as a safe opportunity for students to ask questions.“I really wanted to keep it positive and not like, ‘Don’t date, you’ll get murdered,” Gaha said.Liz Coulston, coordinator for the Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO), spoke to the formation of the panel.“We were able to team up and figure out who our panelists were going to be and create a clear vision for the event itself, to make sure the students were getting the right information,” Coulston said.The panelists for the event included Coulston; Lori Smith, special victims outreach advocate for the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County; and H.R. Jung, executive director of the LGBTQ center, Mishawaka.The panelists discussed the importance of safety not just while using the application, but also if a user decides to convene with someone who they meet on a dating application.Smith discussed the idea of waiting a comfortable amount of time to meet up with this person.Whether that be two weeks or seven, wait to meet up until you know more about them. It is important in these situations to keep everyone aware of what is going on, especially if this match is new, Smith said.Jung said to never venture off and go to a second location. He encouraged dating application users to always stay at one public location.When asked about maintaining self-confidence, the panelists emphasized it is important to be realistic when it comes to dating applications. They encouraged users to try an application tailored to people that users hope to connect with if they aren’t getting the desired results.“Don’t get bogged down with rejection,” Smith said.The panelists concluded the event by encouraging dating application users to be cautious but to also have fun, as long as personal safety is maintained.Tags: dating apps, safety, saint mary’slast_img read more

On the Town’s Tony Yazbeck Is Inducted Into the Sardi’s Portrait Club

first_img View Comments Related Shows Tony Yazbeck Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 It was a thrilling day in New York City for Tony Yazbeck on August 4, 2015—the Tony-nominated On the Town star was surprised with his very own portrait on the walls of legendary theater hotspot Sardi’s. Looking good, Tony…the new drawing is almost as suave as you are! Almost. Check out this Hot Shot of the star after adding his autograph to the new portrait, then check it out in person at Sardi’s, and see him dance up a storm in On the Town at the Lyric Theatre. Star Files On the Townlast_img read more

AGL 2017-2019

first_imgTwenty-five professionals who represent a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2017-2019 class.Organized by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the purpose of AGL is to educate and empower Georgia’s agricultural leaders to become effective advocates for the largest economic drivers in Georgia — the state’s agriculture and forestry industries.“This class of participants went through a rigorous selection process and is exceptionally strong,” said Lauren Griffeth, director of AGL. “These individuals are diverse in their skill sets, career stages and geographic locations, and display a strong professional commitment to making a difference in the industries they serve.” The AGL program is designed to bring together leaders from all segments of the state’s agriculture, forestry, natural resources and allied industries. Over 22 months, they will help one another grow through personalized leadership development geared toward understanding themselves as leaders, analyzing issues facing their industries and strengthening connections to become catalysts for positive change.AGL’s 2017-2019 inductees:Jessie Bland, project coordinator with the Georgia Peanut Commission, TiftonJarrod Creasy, founder/CEO of 920 Cattle and Company, StatesboroKirk Dawkins, hatchery manager with Pilgrim’s Pride, GainesvilleLauren Dees, marketing manager with Generation Farms, LyonsKatie Gazda, executive director of the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, MaconPhilip Gentry, agriculture/youth director of the Georgia National Fairgrounds, PerryGrant Harvey, director of woodlands at The Langdale Company, ValdostaCindy Haygood, district conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, CarrolltonJon Jackson, founder/president for STAG Vets, MilledgevilleTamara Jones, executive director of Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network, DecaturTim Lowrimore, manager of public affairs with Interfor, MaconGarrett Mack, portfolio analyst with Forest Investment Associates, AtlantaJenea Morgan, business manager with Jordan Forest Products, BarnesvilleDewey Newton, vice president of corporate lending for AgSouth Farm Credit, StatesboroJeremy Oxford, horticulturist at Hills and Dales Estate, LaGrangeJeff Paul, director of member services at Walton Electric Membership Corporation, MonroeRoss Pritchett, Central Region investment forester at Timberland Investment Resources, AtlantaAdam Pugh, director of operations and business development at The Rock Ranch, The RockZack Purvis, chief lending officer of AgGeorgia Farm Credit, PerryMelissa Riley, horticulture teacher at Georgia FFA’s Central Region, Fort ValleyBen Salter, nursery manager and farmer with Lewis Taylor Farms, TiftonLindy Savelle, CEO/partner of 1 DOG Ventures, Sale CityBrittany Saylor, precision agriculture agronomist with Crop Focus, CordeleCarlton Self, solutions specialist with John Deere Company, AtlantaMichael Westbrook, Atlantic Region manager at The Westervelt Company, StatesboroIn 1991, community and state leaders started participating in the original, agriculture-based leadership development program known as “Agri-Leaders,” which was sponsored by the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation. Since that time, 375 of Georgia’s business leaders, farmers, foresters, educators and other stakeholders completed the program and became more effective leaders and advocates.In AGL, participants will complete six in-state institutes, an advocacy institute in Washington, D.C., and an international experience in Costa Rica. This will be the third class of AGL participants to experience transformational leadership development through the UGA program.Those seeking more information about AGL can visit read more

Cristian Balan named director of Champlain College

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt. — Cristian Balan of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been named the new director of the Computer & Digital Forensics program at Champlain College. Balan joined the Champlain faculty in July and now steps up to direct a nationally recognized program that was built by founding director Gary Kessler.Kessler will now focus his attention full time on the Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation, a US Department of Justice-funded center at the college, which has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.Balan is the owner and operator of a computer networks administration and security consulting business and he has extensive experience with the New York law enforcement community. He is also the chief of the Vermont Army National Guard Computer Network Defense Team. Balan has served as faculty member and distance learning coordinator at several colleges, including Clinton Community College, SUNY Potsdam and Plattsburgh State University. He has also trained computer emergency response teams for several years at the National Guard Technical and Readiness Center at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. Balan is a member of Infragard, an FBI-sponsored professional organization, and a member of the National Guard Association of Vermont.Since joining Champlain College, Balan has taught digital forensics and network security courses. He has also been instrumental in program management and leading initiatives in the continuous improvement of both the on-campus and online curricula, said Dr. Don Haggerty, interim dean of Champlains Division of Information Technology & Sciences.Balan holds a bachelors degree in mathematics, a masters in secondary education and a certificate of advanced studies in school administration from Plattsburgh State University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in information security. He is a bilingual, native-born Romanian, who is also knowledgeable in Spanish, French and Italian.last_img read more