HMS Duncan Hosts England Football Internationals

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Duncan Hosts England Football Internationals View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: Football September 19, 2013 View post tag: England HMS Duncan Hosts England Football Internationals Training & Education View post tag: Internationals View post tag: Defense The Royal Navy’s newest warship played host to two England football stars ahead of their World Cup qualifier next week.England ladies internationals Alex Scott and Jordan Nobbs were welcomed on board Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan at Portsmouth Naval Base.They are expected to feature in the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2015 qualifier against Turkey on September 26 at Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth FC.The stars were greeted by members of the Royal Navy Women’s Football Team and HMS Duncan crew members and took part in a photo shoot and impromptu kickabout on the ship’s flight deck.Alex Scott said, “It has been fantastic to come down to Portsmouth and get such an amazing reception.We really enjoyed going on board HMS Duncan and meeting members of the crew and Royal Navy football team.”Members of the Armed Forces are being offered discounted tickets of £2.50 for the Turkey match.The game coincides with HMS Duncan’s commissioning ceremony at the Naval Base, marking the ship’s transition into front-line service.Duncan is the sixth and last of the Navy’s new-generation Type 45s.[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: hosts View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Duncan View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navylast_img read more

USS Oscar Austin Leaves Naval Station Norfolk

first_img View post tag: USS View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: Austin Training & Education View post tag: station November 24, 2014 View post tag: Maritime USS Oscar Austin Leaves Naval Station Norfolk View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Oscar Austin Leaves Naval Station Norfolk View post tag: Oscar Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 21 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).The ship will conduct maritime security operations and provide theater security cooperation efforts within the AOR.Oscar Austin will deploy with ScanEagle, an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to provide real-time, low-altitude reconnaissance. The crew recently participated in Baltic Operations 2014, a multinational exercise in the Baltic Sea. Exercise goals were to improve maritime safety and security through increased interoperability and cooperation among participating nations.“The crew has worked hard to prepare this ship for deployment,” said Cmdr. Russel Sanchez, Oscar Austin’s commanding officer. “While leaving family and friends during the holiday season can be challenging, our Sailors have been trained to execute the mission safely and efficiently.”Before deploying, Oscar Austin participated in USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Composite Training Unit Exercise. The crew earned their Independent Deployer Certification during the exercise, which assesses a ship’s capabilities to function at tactical and operational levels. Named for Medal of Honor recipient, Pfc. Oscar P. Austin, United States Marine Corps, the ship was commissioned Sept. 18, 1993. Austin earned the Medal of Honor when, on Feb. 23, 1969, his observation post was subjected to a fierce ground attack by a North Vietnamese forces. When one of his companions fell unconscious, dangerously exposed to hostile fire, Austin left the relative security of his fighting hole and raced to transport the Marine to cover. As Austin neared the fallen Marine, he saw an enemy grenade land nearby and leapt in front of the injured Marine, absorbing the effect of the detonation. When Austin reached his fallen comrade, he saw a North Vietnamese soldier aiming a weapon at his unconscious companion. With full knowledge of the probable consequences Austin threw himself between the casualty and the hostile soldier and, in so doing, was mortally wounded. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other partners in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.[mappress mapid=”14543″]Press Release; Image: US Navy View post tag: Leaves Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgINDIANA SUPER LAWYERS RATED ATTORNEYSLooking For A Top Attorney In Indiana?Super Lawyers directory is an index of attorneys who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. You can browse attorney listings covering everything from personal injury to family law to business litigation.When you come across individuals who stand out to you, simply explore their profiles. Attorney profiles include biographical information, education and training, and contact information to help you decide which lawyer to hire. We even show you where to find their firm web sites and personal biographies.When you have come to a decision, simply use the contact form on the profiles to connect with a Indiana attorney for legal advice.FIND SUPER LAWYERS RATED ATTORNEYS IN INDIANA AndersonAuroraAvillaAvonBatesvilleBedfordBeech GroveBloomingtonBlufftonBoonvilleBrownsburgCarmelColumbia CityColumbusCrawfordsvilleCrown PointDanvilleDyerElkhartEvansvilleFishersFort WayneFortvilleFowlerFranklinGaryGoshenGrangerGreencastleGreendaleGreenfieldGreensburgGreenvilleGreenwoodHammondHebronHighlandHuntingtonIndianapolisJasperJeffersonvilleKokomoLa PorteLafayetteLebanonLogansportLowellMadisonMarionMartinsvilleMerrillvilleMichigan CityMishawakaMuncieMunsterNew AlbanyNew CastleNew HarmonyNew PalestineNewburghNewportNoblesvillePaoliPlymouthPortagePrincetonRichmondRochesterRushvilleSaint JohnScherervilleSeymourShelbyvilleSouth BendSullivanTerre HauteTrafalgarValparaisoVincennesWabashWarsawWest LafayetteWestfieldWhitestownZionsville Select a city below to find Super Lawyers rated attorneys in your area.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Attorney General Curtis Hill Calls For End To Federal Overreach By Environmental Protection Agency

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has joined 16 other state attorneys general and two governors in calling for an end to federal overreach in a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.The letter, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, characterized the EPA’s regulatory actions during the Obama Administration as unlawful.Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill offered this statement:“Here in Indiana, we have seen firsthand that federal agencies have far too much power to interfere in Hoosiers’ lives,” Hill said. “As Attorney General, I work daily to make sure our state complies with federal law while at the same time protecting state prerogatives from the overreach of the federal government. I am eager to work with my fellow state attorneys general who share my concerns.”last_img read more

News story: CMA provisionally clears media intelligence merger

first_imgNielsen and Ebiquity gather, collate and analyse information on the advertising activity of companies in the UK and overseas.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) referred the merger for an in-depth investigation following concerns that the merged company would face little competition from other suppliers for this service.Although both Nielsen and Ebiquity sell advertising intelligence products to UK and international customers, an independent inquiry group of CMA panel members has provisionally found that the design of the products, how they are used and the fact that very few customers switch between the companies means they don’t closely compete. This finding was supported by the fact that they have not invested significant amounts of money or resources in competing for each other’s customers and, according to internal documents, are unlikely to do so in the future.This provisional clearance takes into account the declining demand for advertising research relating to traditional media – such as TV, radio and print – as online and social media continue to grow in importance and take a greater share of total advertising spend. This has put pressure on both companies, which provide intelligence on traditional media.The CMA is now asking for views on these provisional findings by 1 November 2018 and will assess all the evidence before making a final decision. The statutory deadline for the CMA’s final report is 9 December 2018.Further details are available on the merger inquiry case page.last_img read more

Press release: Need to fell some trees? Branch out and try Felling Licence Online

first_imgSince its launch in October the Forestry Commission has received over 300 applications online, which have either been approved or are going through the approval process.To apply for a free felling licence online, you can do so at The Forestry Commission is urging anyone applying for a tree felling licence to make use of its new Felling Licence Online service. The recently launched service allows customers to apply for, track, manage and print their approved felling licences online. This is a major step forward in a process which previously relied on paper-based application forms being completed and sent back via post.Becoming an online service brings the application process in line with other official government systems, and makes sure customers have greater visibility of what stage their application is at, at all times.Tree felling without a licence, when one is required, is an offence. While not every tree felling project requires a licence it’s important to check if you need one, and to apply in good time. This includes tree felling for conservation reasons, even if you have an agri-environment grant agreement in place. It also covers hedges as well as woodlands, although gardens are exempt. A full list of exemptions can be found on GOV.UK along with access to the application service and guidance on how to use it.The Forestry Commission tested the online service with external agents prior to its launch. Neil Chamberlain, Senior Forestry Consultant at Maydencroft Limited, was one of those who tested it and said: I’ve been using the online felling licence system as a pilot user for a while now and it has significantly reduced the time it takes to submit licences. The online maps are great and the instant acknowledgements mean I know it has been received.last_img read more

STS9’s Wave Spell Live Announces Initial 2019 Lineup: The New Deal, Yak Attack, Thriftworks, More

first_imgSTS9 has announced the lineup for their second annual Wave Spell Live, a small four-day camping festival in Belden Town, CA from August 15th-18th, 2019.STS9 will play three “Wave Spell” sets in addition to three full, two-set shows at their Northern California festival. Wave Spell Live will also feature performances from  The New Deal, Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz, Thriftworks, Bluetech, Russ Liquid, SoDown, a sunrise set from Random Rab, Richard Devine, DIRTYBIRD’s Christian Martin, Yak Attack, Maddy O’Neal, Eminence Ensemble, a beach stage Desert Hearts takeover with Marbs, Rybo, Lubelski and more.PREMIERE: Watch STS9’s Psychedelic Improv Set With Richard Devine At Wave Spell Live [Full Set Video]Beyond the music, attendees can explore interactive art installations, soak in live painting, art galleries, and crystal displays, as well as participate in morning yoga classes and workshops. Wave Spell Live’s music goes until at least 5 a.m. each night, with no noise ordinances or curfew to reign in the party.For the festival, attendees will be shuttled into Belden Town across a bridge and will have access to the town’s main street, which includes a general store, restaurant, hotel, RV park, campgrounds, and a beach leading to a river, which you can tube down and swim in. Given the intimate location of the event, there will be a limited number of tickets available for Wave Spell Live, and the festival will only sell four-day weekend passes—meaning there will be no single day tickets for sale. Furthermore, there will be a very limited number of RV hookups available at the venue, with an even more limited amount of hotel rooms available for booking at the small hotel onsite.STS9’s fan pre-sale begins on Wednesday, March 20th at 10 a.m. (PST). Fans can subscribe to STS9’s Bandcamp for pre-sale access here.Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. (PST) here.Head to Wave Spell Live’s website for more information.last_img read more

Forced prostitution raises risk of HIV/AIDS infection

first_imgWomen in India who are forced into prostitution or sex trafficking are almost three times more likely to be HIV-infected than those who joined the industry voluntarily, according to Kathleen Wirth, ScD ’11, research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership in Gaborone, Botswana.“Involuntary sex work is not only a human rights crisis, but also exacts a devastating toll on health,” Wirth wrote in a November 28, 2013 online opinion piece in the New York Times. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Vegetable Gardening

first_imgWhile adults and children spend more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, planting a garden or container garden is a great activity to plan together. It’s outside, active, educational and edible. With some grocery stores taking longer than usual to stock some items, vegetable gardening is a great way to keep your refrigerator stocked.For those who have never considered growing their own vegetables, the task may seem daunting, but it’s actually a very simple process.Vegetables need soil, sunlight, moisture and fertility. Any location in your landscape that receives at least six hours of sunlight could be a good location for growing your crop. The amount of space you have available will dictate the size of your garden. Even very small gardens can produce a surprising quantity of vegetables and easily feed a family of four or more.One simple method of getting started is to grow vegetables in raised beds. Treated lumber, two feet by six feet or larger, can be safely be used to form the sides of the bed. Compost, manure or bagged topsoil are good amendments to use to fill the beds.Soil temperatures have just arrived at the perfect level for planting vegetables. Summer vegetables can be planted between now and June, so there is plenty of time to plant a garden.I would suggest purchasing transplants of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Theses crops do not establish easily if planted directly into the garden from seed. Other vegetables, such as squash, corn, cucumbers, beans, okra and melons, can be directly seeded into the garden with excellent success.Take care to plant seeds at the proper depth recommended on the seed packet. Apply a light starter fertilizer, such as 5-10-15, at planting time to give vegetables initial nutrition. More fertilizer should be applied after vegetables have been pollinated and are developing tiny fruits.Soil testing, available through your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office, is the best way to know the true nutritional needs of your garden soil.Some form of irrigation will be necessary to help vegetables get started and maintain them through the growing season. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses are the best options to conserve moisture and keep plants dry. Overhead irrigation, however, can be used when it is the only option.Most vegetables require one to two inches of water per week. Raised beds tend to drain much faster and may require additional applications of water. Organic mulch placed around vegetable plants will help conserve moisture and help keep weeds under control.As the season progresses, keep a careful eye on your developing vegetable plants. Insects, disease and even weeds can take over quickly if not kept in check. Proper identification of the pests is essential in choosing the right control. UGA Extension can help identify pest issues and recommend the best controls.Don’t let these difficult times keep you down and feeling helpless. Turn your backyard into vegetable heaven and enjoy the delicious fruits of your labor. Supplies can be ordered online if you don’t want to don your mask and practice social distancing at your local garden center.For additional gardening information, visit to view numerous related publications. Search the topics for a specific variety you are interested in growing, such as corn, beans, squash, okra, etc. Other suggested publications include:Home Gardening (Bulletin 577)Vegetable Gardening in Georgia (Circular 963)Vegetable Garden Calendar (Circular 943)Weed Control Options for the Home Vegetable Gardener (Circular 1144)Raised Beds vs. In-Ground Gardens (Circular 1027-3)Growing Vegetables Organically (Bulletin 1011)last_img read more

Law Enforcement, Peter King At Odds About Which Extremist Groups Pose Greatest Threats

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen the White House held its controversial “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) Summit in March, organizations advocating on behalf of Muslims Americans questioned why the event predominantly focused on Muslim radicalization and mostly glossed over American radical right-wing extremism.Still, many Muslim advocacy groups attended the multi-day event. As one local Muslim leader explained at the time: Muslim Americans’ inclusion in the summit was a sign that the often marginalized community was moving from “the ‘outhouse’ to the ‘main house.’”National security hawks lamented what they perceived to be the summit’s lack of focus, while also criticizing the Obama administration for pandering. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), current chairman of the House subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, and former chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, had held five “Muslim Radicalization” hearings in 2011 and 2012. In an interview with the Press, the Congressman said that after the latest Obama-sponsored anti-extremism summit he came away thinking, “It’s almost as if we’re afraid, or the president is afraid…to identify this for what it is.”Last week’s shooting in Charleston, South Carolina by an alleged gunman who espoused racist views toward blacks has revived the discussion of entrenched racism and the current status of radical right-wing organizations in America. The mass slaying also fueled near-widespread condemnation of the Confederate flag’s continued presence in South Carolina and other Southern states.On Wednesday, the New York Times published a widely-shared article titled “Homegrown Radicals More Deadly than Jihadis in US” that cited a not-yet-published survey of police and sheriffs’ departments that by a wide margin reportedly ranks “anti-government violence” (74 percent) as their chief concern. Thirty-nine percent of law enforcement agencies selected al-Qaeda-inspired violence as their primary worry.The survey, which the Times said will soon be published by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and the Police Executive Research Forum, is not the first of its kind, but rather the latest in a growing number of analyses that place right-wing extremist groups—not Islamic extremism—as constituting the greatest threats facing law enforcement agencies throughout the country.A report released by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to the Terrorism at the University of Maryland in July 2014 found that the dominant threat in the minds of law enforcement agencies nationwide was the right-wing “sovereign citizens” movement, followed by Islamic extremism.The Times story also included statistics compiled by the New America Foundation, which found that almost by two-to-one, right-wing attacks have killed more people (48) since Sept. 11, 2001 than Jihadists’ attacks (26). The nine people killed recently in Charleston were included in the foundation’s tally.“Law enforcement agencies around the country have told us the threat from Muslim extremists is not as great as the threat from right-wing extremists,” Charles Kurzman, one of the authors of the Triangle Center study, told the Times.Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) believes radical Islamist extremists pose the greatest threats to law enforcement agencies across the country. A growing body of analysis finds otherwise, ranking domestic right-wing extremist groups at the top of the terror food chain. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)Yet despite this growing body of data, King, one of the nation’s top counterterrorism officials, isn’t convinced. During a recent phone interview with the Press conducted on the same day when the Times’ report came out, he staunchly maintained that fundamental Islamic extremism poses the most immediate and significant threats instead.“The threat of Islamic terrorism is thousands of times greater than any homegrown non-Islamic threat,” he says, explaining that the “magnitude” of the threats posed by such extremism is disparate, because of potential cooperation from foreign powers.King also believes the New America Foundation statistics are flawed.“There could’ve been thousands of people killed if attacks weren’t stopped,” he says, citing the 2009 squashed plot to bomb the New York City subway system and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three but injured dozens.The Department of Homeland Security in 2009 released a report warning that the political and economic climate at the time—the economic downturn and the election of the nation’s first black president—could lead to a resurgence in right-wing groups. Homeland Security, however, noted that it had not uncovered any active threats.“Rightwing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first African American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning,” the report stated.The report was widely condemned by conservatives, and, as the Times noted, eventually withdrawn.Despite the apparent racist motivations that inspired the shooter to murder nine people inside a historic black church in South Carolina, no direct link has been made between Dylann Storm Roof and extremist groups, though a purported manifesto discovered on a website reportedly registered to Roof refers to the Council of Conservative Citizens, which fought against school desegregation, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.The conservative group said on its website that it was “deeply saddened” by the attack.“We pray, for the sake of all Americans, that there will not be an escalation of racial tension,” it said, with a photo collage of the nine victims.Since Sept. 11, Muslims American communities from New Jersey to Long Island have been the focus of surveillance by the NYPD and nationwide by the FBI, the latter using informants to infiltrate mosques, sometimes under the threat of being placed on the government’s secret no-fly list. Such tactics have been condemned by Muslim leaders. In fact, the NYPD has said that surveillance of mosques and shops has not led to a single terrorism investigation.Widespread surveillance without evidence of criminal activity has fueled Islamophobia and cast suspicion on Muslim communities, advocates argued prior to Obama’s recent summit. The focus by the White House on Muslims in America and their purported path to radicalization due to outside threats like ISIS and al Qaeda led advocates to question why the same approach wasn’t being done to better understand extremism on the right.Right-wing groups are very much on the FBI’s radar, King claims, but they just don’t pose as great a risk to national security as their foreign terrorism counterparts, according to him.“They’re basically individual threats,” he says,referring to domestic right-wing extremist groups. “You obviously have the horrible shooting in Charleston. These are evil people, these are dangerous people, but they’re not a threat to the nation like Islamic terrorism is.”–With Christopher Twarowski View image | gettyimages.comlast_img read more