USS Nimitz Remembers Battle of Midway

first_img Training & Education View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz Remembers Battle of Midway View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) marked the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the turning point of the Pacific campaign in World War II, June 4.“Every Sailor on board this ship is fully aware of its namesake’s role in this decisive battle,” said Nimitz Commanding Officer Capt. Jeff Ruth. “More importantly, the crew recognizes the collective efforts of every Sailor, Airman and Marine that made such a monumental victory possible.”The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) audio project “Soundwaves” will feature numerous audio recollections from veterans of the battle. Among these include the narrative of retired Rear Adm. Mac Showers (then ensign) who was with Rochefort when the plan to discover “AF’s” location was developed. Additionally, the ship’s website features a video documentary on the experiences of retired Cmdr. Harry Ferrier who, as a 17-year-old radioman and gunner at the time, took off from Midway in one of the island’s six TBF-1 “Avenger” aircraft to defend against the approaching Japanese fleet. His was the only one to return.Ferrier, who lives quietly in Oak Harbor, Wash., was the ship’s guest of honor at the ship’s remembrance dinner this year. “I’m not a hero,” he explained. “To me, the real heroes of Midway are the guys who didn’t come back.”The vastly outnumbered and badly damaged U.S. Pacific Fleet was on the brink of annihilation following the devastating attack by Japanese forces at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. In a bold strategic move that countered conventional wisdom at the time, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Chester Nimitz took the advice of the Intelligence officers on his staff and positioned his struggling fleet, undetected, to the northeast of Midway Atoll in early 1942. Nimitz’ codebreakers had successfully deciphered enough of the Japanese communications to determine they were building for a major offensive in the Pacific.In a move historians would later reflect as pivotal, Cmdr. Joe Rochefort devised a trap to get the Japanese to reveal the location of their offensive, codenamed “AF.”Armed with this information, Nimitz successfully deployed his remaining aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (CV 6), USS Hornet (CV 8) and USS Yorktown (CV 5) to the tiny island where they took the approaching Japanese fleet completely off guard. Successful coordinated attacks from the American carriers’ dive bombers destroyed four of the Japanese carriers effectively ending the empire’s dominance of the Pacific theater.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 6, 2012 View post tag: Remembers View post tag: USScenter_img USS Nimitz Remembers Battle of Midway June 6, 2012 View post tag: Nimitz View post tag: Battle View post tag: Midway Share this articlelast_img read more

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US Navy’s Ohio Replacement Platform Moves Ahead

first_img U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. – Marine Systems (NGSC-MS), a $15.5 million contract to provide support for the production of the Common Missile Compartment.Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will perform technical engineering services, design and development engineering and tactical underwater launcher hardware production to support the development and production of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement platform.NGSC-MS will be required to assess and analyze technologies and concepts to support the selection of a preferred system design. The result of the effort will support developing and procuring a cost effective launcher subsystem for the future Sea Based Strategic Deterrent submarine.According to General Dynamics, another defense company involved in the program, the Ohio replacement program is scheduled to begin production in 2021. A total of 241 missile tubes will be manufactured over the course of the program, including missiles for the U.K. Successor submarine.The effort requires risk reduction and design and development engineering for integrating the D5 missile life extension into a missile tube for the Ohio replacement platform by conducting system evaluation and qualification testing and related analyses. This testing and analyses will support verification and validation of the technical solution to provide the needed capabilities and characteristics of future launcher subsystems.The works are expected to be completed by September-end, 2016.[mappress mapid=”17394″]Image: US Navy Authorities US Navy’s Ohio Replacement Platform Moves Ahead November 11, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Ohio Replacement Platform Moves Ahead View post tag: Northtop Grumman View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Ohio Replacement Share this articlelast_img read more

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Code Blue Cold Weather Advisory

first_imgA Code Blue advisory is issued when frigid weather poses a danger to the homeless population. The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management advises that all municipalities in Cape May County will be under a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.Code Blue conditions are in effect when the temperature falls to 32 degrees or lower.A Code Blue emergency is intended to protect homeless people living outside, on the streets, in parks or poorly insulated settings and who are at risk for cold related exposure and possible death.People seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality. Additional resources are available by calling 2-1-1.Additional information regarding Code Blue conditions can be found on the Cape May County Social Services website at http://www.cmcbss.com.last_img read more

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Italy

first_img emergency care hospital admission GP appointments This information is about living in Italy. There’s different guidance if you’re visiting Italy. passport tax identification number (codice fiscale) residency certificate, permit of stay or application receipt you can register with a GP you’ll receive a health card (which includes your Italian EHIC if you’re registered with the obligatory scheme) you may be able to apply for co-payments exemption if you have a chronic condition or low income planned treatments in other EU countries You’ll need to pay a co-payment, called ‘Ticket’, for: Once registered, you will receive a health card, valid throughout Italy. This will mean you’re entitled to healthcare on the same basis as an Italian citizen.You can register with a GP and apply for co-payment exemption if you qualify.Studying in ItalyYou can use an EHIC or GHIC to get medically necessary healthcare until the end of your study period in Italy.As part of the immigration process you may have to: registering to use the Italian state health system using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary stays registering a UK-issued S1 form with the Italian health system How much you’ll payOnce you’ve registered for healthcare, the following are free: a UK-issued EHIC for travel residency certificate, permit of stay or application receipt passport tax code (codice fiscale) evidence of your dependants, such as a translated marriage certificate or birth certificate (if you’re registering your spouse or children) Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Italy.Sign up for email alerts If your UK employer has sent you to Italy temporarily (‘posted workers’)A posted worker, also known as a ‘detached worker’, is someone employed or self-employed in the UK, but temporarily sent to a European Economic Area (EEA) country.UK posted workers can access healthcare in Italy using an EHIC, GHIC or S1 form.HMRC has a helpline for National Insurance enquiries from non-UK residents. They can answer questions about posted worker status and explain which documents you will need to get healthcare while posted.UK-funded healthcare: using an S1 form in ItalyThere’s different guidance if you have an S1 as a posted worker.You may be entitled to state healthcare paid for by the UK if you’re living in Italy and receive a UK State Pension.You may also be entitled to an S1 form if you’re a frontier worker (someone who works in one state and lives in another). You must contact HMRC National Insurance enquiries to find out if you’re eligible.If you started living in Italy before 1 January 2021, you may also be entitled to an S1 if you receive some other ‘exportable benefits’.center_img UK nationals living in Italy usually access the Italian health system in one of these ways: Once you have an S1 form, you must register it with your local health authority.This will mean you and your dependants will be entitled to healthcare in Italy on the same basis as an Italian citizen.You’ll also be able to get: If you’re registering your family members, check with your ASL if you need to provide evidence that they’re economically dependent on you.If you’re employed or self-employed, you’ll also need to bring evidence of your employment status, such as a work contract, to prove you’re eligible to register for free.If you’re registering voluntarily (if you are not working, not paying social security contributions and not registering for healthcare as someone’s dependant), you’ll need to pay a fee to register.Your ASL will tell you how much to pay and how to pay it. Show your proof of payment at your local health authority when you complete your registration.Once you’ve registered for healthcare: You have to pay to use parts of the healthcare system, although some parts are free.Healthcare if you live and work in ItalyYou must register as a resident to access state healthcare in Italy.If you’re employed or self-employed you can register with the national health system for free. This is called ‘iscrizione obbligatoria’.You can register your dependants at the same time.If you are not working or paying social security contributions, you may be able to register with the national health system voluntarily by paying a fee each year (‘iscrizione volontaria’).If you do not register with the Italian health system using either of the above routes, you’ll need to take out private health insurance.If you’re registered under ‘iscrizione obbligatoria’, you may be entitled to an Italian EHIC (‘TEAM’ in Italian) for travel, including visits to the UK.You cannot get an Italian EHIC if you’re registered voluntarily.You may also have the right to apply for a UK S1 if you start drawing a UK State Pension.How to register for healthcareFirst, apply for a permit of stay at the immigration office and register as a resident.If you started living in Italy before 1 January 2021, you must register as a resident.Then register for healthcare at your local health authority (Azienda Sanitaria Locale or ASL).You’ll need your: NHS Overseas Healthcare Services Telephone: +44 (0)191 218 1999Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm How to use an S1 form in ItalyYou must register your S1 form with your local health authority. You will need your: specialist referrals diagnostic tests prescription medicines, unless you’re registered as exempt, for example because of a chronic medical condition Not all UK benefits that can be claimed while abroad entitle you to UK-funded healthcare. Read more about claiming benefits if you move abroad or contact Jobcentre Plus to ask about a benefit. Dependants and family members may be classified differently in Italy than the UK.Check with the local authorities when you register your S1 form.How to get an S1 formIf you have a UK State Pension, you must request an application form by phone from NHS Overseas Healthcare Services. pay for private health insurance register voluntarily with your local health authority and pay a reduced student fee of around 150 euros for the year Speak to your university for advice.Getting treatment in the UKSome former UK residents do not have to pay for NHS treatment when visiting England. This includes UK nationals who started living in the EU before 1 January 2021.Read more about healthcare when you no longer live in the UK.If you return to live in the UK you’ll be able to use the NHS like any other UK resident.Read more about using the NHS when you return to live in the UK.last_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Covers Ween, Plays Mini Acoustic Set In Brooklyn Bowl Lanes [Videos]

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead kicked off their second annual three-night “Fall Ball” at Brooklyn Bowl with a wild and inspired performance. The show featured an excellent setlist, a mini acoustic set in the lanes of the Bowl, and a number of standout jams, as Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger once again showed their hometown crowd exactly why they are such a revered live band.The first set kicked off with a jam that turned into “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”, a song that the Almost Dead have never tackled before, continuing the trend of them debuting new material at Brooklyn Bowl. Fans were still filing into the venue at this point, and the song felt like a warm up for band and crowd alike. The show really kicked into gear with a swirling “Birdsong” that found the band weaving in and out of the song’s form as a unit. “St. Stephen” provided multiple standout jam sections, serving as a true highlight and possibly the most energetic song of the evening. One of the sections featured Russo and Benevento dueling like their old days as a duo, and another section featured a heavy rock vibe. The song took on a speed-rock vibe at one point, with the band building up tension before finally dropping back into the final verse of the song.JRAD kept the debuts coming with “Fortune Teller” by Allen Toussaint, which then morphed into a “Mountain Dew” jam that slowly but surely transformed into “I Know You Rider”. The song’s epic build up, emotional lyrics, and lightning speed guitar work set the crowd on fire and the audience was in the palm of the band’s hands. The crowd loudly screamed along with the “I wish I was a headlight on a Northbound train” lyric, and JRAD exploded right back out of the gates with more soaring improv. Metzger and Hamilton shared vocals on the beautiful ballad “Jack Straw” that followed, which was perfectly placed at this point in the set, giving the audience a breather after the intensity of “Rider”.What came next was a complete surprise, as Dreiwitz stepped up to the microphone to lead the band through “So Long, Jerry”, a Ween song that was written in remembrance of Jerry Garcia after his death, and the cover surely shocked the audience.It seemed that the first set was over, but the band had other plans. They moved from the main stage to a small second stage that had been set up in the VIP area in the bowling lanes for mini-set that surprised everyone in the room. There was lots of movement as fans tried to get a better view of the new stage, and the band made up for the commotion with a beautiful and rare acoustic set, with Dreiwitz on an upright bass. The band would play four songs on the small stage, with “Candyman”, “Race Is On”, and “It Must’ve Been The Roses” all being played before they finished off the special segment with “Uncle John’s Band”. It was a truly spectacular moment, and a completely new move for the quintet. The band have played Brooklyn Bowl many times in their brief career, so it’s cool to see them switch things up like this.Following a short break, the band returned to the stage with a take on the rare “Silvio”, written by Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and originally scored by Bob Dylan. The theme was a relevant, tasteful addition to the band’s tribute. The first “Wharf Rat” in sixty-five shows followed, with Metzger doing his absolute best Bob Weir impersonation before improvisation took over. If set one was an aggressive set of rock ‘n’ roll, set two was a set of patient and brooding psychedelic intricacy, and “Wharf Rat” perfectly encapsulated that vibe.JRAD kept the bust outs coming, with the first “Loser” in 75 shows giving the crowd another moment to dance and sing along. Metzger led the band through a debut version of “King Bee”, a song originally written by Slim Harpo, before Russo turned in a rare lead vocal performance on the first “Unbroken Chain” in 77 shows. I want to take a second to shout out Mr. Russo, who shined brightly on the drums throughout the evening. He masterfully leads this band as he pounds on the drum kit with authority. He has an uncanny ability to take the Dead’s catalog and make it his own, as he plays both Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman‘s parts at the same time, creating a frenetic and unrivaled energy.The band continued their set with “Here Comes Sunshine”, which saw some impressive guitar work from Hamilton and Metzger, building up a crazy energy that would last for the rest of the show. This was a truly impressive take on “Here Comes Sunshine”, and served as one of the high points of the second set. The jam eventually landed on an outstanding “Playin’ In The Band”, which once again featured multiple distinct jam sections that provided a final standout improvisational moment of the evening.After a short encore break, Benevento emerged to play a remarkable, New Orleans-esque piano solo before settling in on the opening notes of Warren Zevon‘s “Werewolves of London”. The crowd went absolutely crazy for the beloved cover, and fans left the bowl howling like a wolf into the night’s sky.At this point, it’s clear that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is one of the best-oiled-machines on the live circuit. They play the Grateful Dead catalog with an unbridled aggressiveness that in some ways re-defines the entire experience. Russo’s powerful drumming leads the charge, but each member of the band fits their role perfectly, and it allows for them to create a truly impressive musical experience each time they take the stage. That talent was on display at Brooklyn Bowl last night, and is sure to be a hallmark of the next two nights as well. Long live the Almost Dead!See Below for a full setlist from last night’s show. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns to Brooklyn Bowl tonight for their second of three nights of the “Fall Ball”. The band shared a few Facebook Live moments, which you can enjoy below: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn, NY | 10/7/16 | Brooklyn BowlSet I: Jam->Good Morning Little Schoolgirl->Birdsong->St. Stephen->Fortune Teller->I Know You Rider->Jack Straw, So Long, JerrySet II: Candyman*, Race is on*, It Must’ve Been The Roses*, Uncle John’s Band*Set III: Silvio->Wharf Rat->Loser->King Bee, Unbroken Chain>Here Comes Sunshine->Playin’ In The BandE: Marco Benevento Piano Solo ->Werewolves Of London*played on acoustic mini-stage in the VIP area in the bowling lanes[photo via @daynabgold]last_img read more

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Cattaraugus County To Setup Expanded Mortuary Planning

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) MGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY – Officials in Cattaraugus County are working to setup an expanded mortuary plan as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop.The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday evening the mortuary preparations are part of new mandates from New York State.“The Office of Emergency Services would like to stress that at no time will this plan impact public safety or health,” said officials. “This office has prided itself on being prepared for all situations as they arise.”“Once our plan is approved, it will be required for Emergency Services to conduct a drill to evaluate procedures for documentation, identification, security and transportation,” officials furthered. “Lessons learned from our downstate partners show that preparation, planning, evaluation of plans, and securing the proper assets is key to success.” Officials say that two refrigerated trailers stored at the county DPW barn in the Town of Allegany will be used part of the morgue setup.last_img read more

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The Scottsboro Boys Wins Big at London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

first_img View Comments Beyond Theatre Award: Here Lies Love Revival of the Year Award: Skylight Best Actress: Gillian Anderson The 60th annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place on November 30, with The Scottsboro Boys, off-Broadway hit Here Lies Love and the Broadway-bound Skylight taking home the night’s main prizes. Jeremy Herrin picked up the best direction gong for Wolf Hall, which will be opening at the Winter Garden on April 9, 2015, while Gillian Anderson and Tom Hiddleston won the acting categories. Oh, and it would be remiss of us not to mention that soon-to-be Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch presented the Lebedev Award to Tony-winning playwright Tom Stoppard! Check out the list in full below. Most Promising Playwright: Beth Steel (Wonderland) Best Play: The James Plays The Emerging Talent Award: Laura Jane Matthewson (Dogfight)center_img Best Musical: The Scottsboro Boys Editor’s Award: Kate Bush (Before the Dawn) Best Actor Award: Tom Hiddleston Lebedev Award: Tom Stoppard Best Director: Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies) The Best Design Award: Es Devlin (American Psycho)last_img read more

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Symposium set for March

first_imgThe annual South Georgia Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium will be held March 24 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga.The day-long event is sponsored by UGA and the Garden Club of Georgia – Camellia District IV. The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the opening of the day’s plant sale followed by registration at 9 a.m. Symposium topics will include forest plants of the Southeast and their wildlife uses, landscaping with natives and popularizing native plants. The day will conclude with a walking tour of the UGA Coastal Plain Arboretum at 3:10 p.m.The cost of the symposium is $30 with an additional $10 fee for lunch. For more information on the event, call Amy Carter at (229) 386-7274 or email her at [email protected]last_img

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Soil Judging

first_imgUniversity of Georgia alumna Caitlin Hodges’ soil-judging skills took her across the globe this summer to South Korea, where she and the U.S. team brought home a first place win in the first-ever International Soil Judging Contest.The road to this opportunity began almost a year ago, when Hodges and her seven UGA teammates traveled to Tennessee Technological University to participate in the Southeastern Region Soil Judging Contest. After placing third overall in Tennessee, the team went on to the national contest in Pennsylvania in April. Fifth in the nationThe Georgia team placed fifth overall in national competition, and Hodges placed sixth as an individual. Hodges was then invited to be a part of the U.S. team at the first International Soil Judging Contest in South Korea in June. While the U.S. team placed first, Hodges placed eighth individually in the international competition. After the competition, the U.S. team and coaches were invited to Washington, D.C., to meet U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Hodges said the meeting with Secretary Vilsack opened her eyes to the importance of soil analysis and soil’s potential effects on the population.“We had a roundtable discussion about soil science and its key importance to the agricultural system of the United States. [Secretary Vilsack] was very engaging and seemed genuinely interested in our ideas and experiences,” she said. A love of soil and the environmentWith an appreciation for the environment, Hodges recommends soil judging as a great hands-on approach for students who are passionate about crop and soil sciences. “Anyone who is interested in the field should definitely look at the water and soil resources major. It was a great way to get into the field and study soil. That major introduced me to the world of soil judging,” said Hodges, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May.Currently a graduate student in the university’s Odum School of Ecology, soil judging piqued Hodges’ interest at an early age.“Concerned that I would be a ‘girly girl,’ [my dad] would take my sister and I on hikes and on trips to his landscape design projects. Those trips leant me an appreciation of the environment and a love for the outdoors,” said the Marietta, Georgia, native. In high school, she especially enjoyed the soil unit in her Advanced Placement Environmental Science course.“After that, I could not stop thinking about soil and knew that I wanted to pursue studies in the field of soil science,” she said. Once Hodges finishes her master’s degree, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in soil science and then stay in academia. Different soils for different usesAn academic activity performed by students to develop and demonstrate their knowledge of soils and potential uses, soil judging teaches students to identify properties and layers of soils and to classify the soils and interpret their uses, according to Bill Miller, a crop and soil sciences professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Factors like soil wetness, slope of the landscape and depth to hard bedrock are important factors described during soil judging.Aside from agricultural uses, soil descriptions are used in urban planning and development.“The skills learned in soil judging prepare students for careers in soil sciences. These are exactly the same skills that soil professionals use in making soil maps, the basis for urban and agricultural resource planning. Both farmers and urban land developers need soil information to manage the resource in an effort to maximize potential use of the land and to prevent environmental damage to it,” Miller said.last_img read more

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Data breach may have exposed personal information of thousands of SBA emergency loan applicants

first_imgThe personal information of thousands of small businesses applying for federal disaster loans was potentially exposed to other applicants, marking the latest glitch in the rollout of government programs designed to help companies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 8,000 applicants to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL) — a long-standing program run by the Small Business Administration (SBA) — may have been affected. In a statement, the SBA said that it “immediately disabled the impacted portion of the website, addressed the issue, and relaunched the application portal.” The emergency relief program typically issues loans to small businesses recovering from tornadoes and wildfires. But last month, the SBA expanded the program to include those hit by the coronavirus’s unprecedented economic fallout. EIDL funds are separate from the Paycheck Protection Program, which the White House and congressional leaders have been scrambling to replenish after its first round of funding ran out. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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