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USS William P. Lawrence Commemorates Battle of Midway

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS William P. Lawrence Commemorates Battle of Midway View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: William Share this article View post tag: USS View post tag: Midway View post tag: Navy June 4, 2013 Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) commemorated the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 3.The commemoration included an invocation and a narration of the events leading up to the historic battle.Cmdr. Jana Vavasseur, commanding officer, spoke during the ceremony and explained how inspiring it is to look back at what Sailors have accomplished.“Today we honor the veterans of the Battle of Midway and we also honor the significance that Midway plays in our Navy’s history,” said Vavasseur.Fought in June 1942, the Battle of Midway is widely considered the turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. During the battle, the U.S. Navy sunk four Japanese aircraft carriers, one Japanese cruiser and destroyed 248 Japanese aircraft while only losing one aircraft carrier, one destroyer and 150 aircraft.The Battle of Midway is considered a turning point in the Pacific, it was also a pivotal point for information warfare.“To achieve victory at Midway,” said Chief Quarter Master Nicholas Smith, “our cryptological ancestors demonstrated that they were willing to be both persistent and creative when confronted with a challenge.”During the presentation, Sailors took turns quoting someone who had participated in the battle and explained what their role was. The ceremony concluded with the cutting of a cake.“As we commemorate Midway 71 years later, we consider its legacy and its continuing ability to inspire us,” said Smith. “We all should wonder if we will ever serve in such an honorable way, that it leaves a mark that sears itself into the culture of generations of Sailors and their families to come.”[mappress]Press Release, June 4, 2013center_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Battle View post tag: Defense View post tag: Lawrence View post tag: Commemorates USS William P. Lawrence Commemorates Battle of Midway View post tag: P. View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

“Kookie Kids” Bake For A Cause – Come Out And Show Them Your Support

first_imgKookie Kids Team: Brock Cook, Alec Wisnefski, Sean Randles, Kelsea Bowman, Andy Helphenstine, and Grace Oves. By Ryan GivensThe kitchen at St. Peter’s Church was running at full force Monday morning as the Kookie Kids team shaped, baked, and packed over 2,000 cookies destined for sale at Wednesday’s Farmers Market. Kookie Kids, as the name implies, are a charitable foundation run by kids for kids. Started as a creative and generous outlet for local children, Kookie Kids continues this spirit for its second summer looking to serve the community.Grace, Andy, and Kelsea prepare the next batch of cookies.Kookie Kids began in 2016, pioneered by Katie Bowman. Katie at 13 was a year too young to begin a summer job, but rather then see that time go to waste, she founded her own charity with support from St. Peter’s Church. After its inaugural year, Kookie Kids has donated over $3,000, and is in no way slowing down, having raised nearly $700 just last week. This year Katie’s sister Kelsea and her friends lead the cookie baking.Kookie Kids utilize the kitchen at St. Peters ChurchKookie Kids are committed to their slogan “Kids Helping Kids.” In 2016, profits were donated to 3 different funds for children: The Randle’s Boys Foundation (helps brothers Colin and Sean Randles in their fight against Cystic Fibrosis), Family Promise (an organization raising money for families facing homelessness), and a personal sponsorship for Karien (a Dominican girl learning English). This summer, Kookie Kids continue their commitment to these charitable funds, and are expanding to help others in need. Last week, donations went to Matt Fumo as he recovers from a tragic water accident.Sean, Brock, and Alec manage the cookie packaging.St. Peter’s Church proudly supports Kookie Kids’ charitable cause. Having access to the Church’s Health Certified Kitchen and aid from church members, this allows Kookie Kids a clean an efficient workplace to bake batches of delicious cookies.The Kookie Kids team prepare 150 packages for this weeks sales.This week, Kookie Kids once again are raising money for the Randles Boys Foundation. Come be a part of this wonderful cause as the kids  sell their fresh cookies Wednesday at the Farmers Market located at the Tabernacle on 9th and Asbury from 8am -1pm. Come to this weeks farmer’s market to help the cause.last_img read more

Briefs

first_imgn Quiznos, the US sandwich chain, has appointed Greg Brenneman, the former Burger King chief executive, as its new president and chief executive. Brenneman left Burger King in April and currently manages TurnWorks, a private equity firm, which has acquired an undisclosed stake in Quiznos.n Confectionery specialist Thorntons said like-for-like sales at its own stores rose 3.2% in the last four weeks of the 28 weeks to 6 January in a trading update this week. It currently has 580 stores, including 214 franchise outlets.n Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2007 will run from 21 to 27 January. The campaign, now in its eighth year, aims to highlight the importance of breakfast and the range and quality of regional breakfast produce available in the UK. This year it is encouraging people to get active as part of a healthy lifestyle with the theme “Make Time for It!”n ADM Milling is offering a price reduction of £1 per bag on Bun & Doughnut mixes and concentrates until the end of March 2007.n The Food Standards Agency has set up a panel of experts to evaluate research into the impact of front-of-pack nutritional labelling on shopping behaviour. It will agree the specification of the project, which will then go out to open tender. The panel will choose a preferred bidder and oversee the work which is expected to start later in 2007.n Up to 80 exhibitors have signed up to the new food innovation Pro2Pac show at ExCeL, London, 18 – 21 March, including PFM Packaging, Ravenswood Packaging, Bizerba, Urschel and Air Products.last_img read more

Pearl Jam Dedicates “Can’t Deny Me” To Victims Of MSD Shooting, Tributes Chris Cornell For Tour Opener

first_imgPearl Jam opened up their highly anticipated tour last night at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, marking their first proper performance together since August 2016. Earlier this week, the Seattle rockers officially released a new single, entitled “Can’t Deny Me”, that will be featured on their forthcoming album, marking Pearl Jam’s first original release since 2013’s Lightning Bolt LP.Pearl Jam used Tuesday night’s stage to deliver the politically-charged rock anthem for its first official live performance, dedicating it to the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida.The band also paid tribute to Chris Cornell, Vedder’s Temple Of The Dog bandmate and Soundgarden frontman who passed away last year, with an emotional version of “Come Back” during the encore.The career-spanning setlist also featured covers of Van Halen‘s “Eruption”, Victoria Williams‘ “Crazy Mary”, Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb”, Wayne Cochran‘s “Last Kiss”, and The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley”. You can watch fan-shot videos of Pearl Jam’s first show on tour below.Pearl Jam – “Can’t Deny Me” – 3/13/18[Video: Osvaldo Saez]Pearl Jam – “Come Back” – 3/13/18[Video: Romina Souza]Pearl Jam – “Better Man” – 3/13/18[Video: felipe arratia]Pearl Jam – “Comfortably Numb” – 3/13/18[Video: Osvaldo Faúndez]Pearl Jam – “Baba O’Riley” – 3/13/18[Video: frgonzal]Following their South American tour, the band is slated to perform in Europe this summer, before they head back to North American for a series of stadium shows, dubbed the “Home Shows” in Seattle and the “Away Shows” at Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Missoula, Montana’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming dates.Setlist: Pearl Jam | Movistar Arena | Santiago, Chile | 3/13/18Release, Of The Girl, Low Light, Animal, Mind Your Manners, Hail Hail, Love Boat Captain, Corduroy, Dissident, Even Flow, Present Tense, Given to Fly, Garden, The Fixer, Eruption (Van Halen), Lightning Bolt, Can’t Deny Me, PorchE: Around The Bend, Footsteps, Come Back, Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams), Do The Evolution, Better Man, Black, Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd), AliveE2: Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran), Baba O’Riley (The Who), Indifferencelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s candidates run unopposed

first_imgJuniors Kat Sullivan and Maddy Martin will run unopposed for 2013-14 Saint Mary’s student body president and vice president. The ticket’s candidacy was announced Tuesday, one day after submitting its platform. Sullivan and Martin bring extensive experience on Student Government Association (SGA) and on other campus boards. Sullivan, has been a member of the Student Activities Board since her first year at the College. This year, she holds an executive position on SGA as the vice president of external affairs. Martin also holds a position on SGA as the vice president of finance. Sullivan, a communication studies major with business administration and film studies minors from Melrose, Mass., said she wants to be student body president to give students a louder voice in policy and programming at Saint Mary’s. “[I want to] make sure my fellow Belles know that they can come to [SGA] with any questions or concerns. … I care about the needs of the Saint Mary’s Belles,” she said. “I realize how vital it is that the voices of the students are heard.” Sullivan said she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps as student body president. Joan McDermott Sullivan served as Saint Mary’s student body president as a senior during the 1975-76 school year. “My mom has always held a special place in her heart for the school and her memories here,” she said. “It would mean a great deal to me to be able to share this with her.” Martin, a biology and Spanish double major from Grand Rapids, Mich., said she saw room to improve the student government’s approachability. “I would love to focus on better communication between SGA and the student body,” she said. “I feel like there is still some disconnect and I would love to try to eliminate that. I want students to be able to know who we are and that they can come to us for anything.” In their platform, Sullivan and Martin said they plan for students, clubs, administrations and SGA to “work together as a community.” Sullivan said assembling the right team would be essential to reaching this goal. “I want to make sure that we really hit the ground running for the 2013-14 academic year,” she said. “It will be really important to have a well-established structure and continue with what previous SGA leaders have already accomplished. That being said, choosing girls who want to have a positive impact at Saint Mary’s will be key.” In addition to better communication and effective leadership, Martin said the team intends to introduce initiatives and plan events to instill more unity on campus. “I would really like to increase the school spirit around campus,” she said. “I am so proud to be a Saint Mary’s Belle and I believe all girls should feel this way.” Sullivan echoed Martin’s goal for an increased sense of school spirit and inclusion. “I’d love to focus on sisterhood and community,” she said. “Saint Mary’s girls have a lot of pride in who we are and what this school stands for. I want to make sure that every girl on this campus, both current and future Belles feel welcome and comfortable.” Sullivan said she wants to improve the quality and attendance of campus programming. “My personal goals include increasing attendance at events through a better understanding of [online information platform] OrgSync and building on the strong bonds that Saint Mary’s women have,” she said. “I want to raise awareness on issues that are prevalent on campus such as bullying, depression, anxiety and eating disorders, just to name a few. “By making these issues more known we will better able to help Saint Mary’s women who struggle with these issues and bring the community together.” Though only one ticket is running, Sullivan and Martin must receive a majority vote on Feb. 28 in order to assume their new positions upon the April 1 SGA turnover. “I’m happy about [being the only ticket] but I hope that people feel confident in our abilities as leaders,” Sullivan said. “I want people to trust us to voice their concerns. I think that campaigning will still be important because people should still know who we are so they know who to ask when they need something done at Saint Mary’s.”last_img read more

Alexander Hanson on Telling Lies in London’s The Truth, Loving Bernadette Peters & More

first_img French writer Florian Zeller has proven to be catnip for actors, with Kenneth Cranham and Frank Langella winning an Olivier and a Tony Award, respectively, for The Father and Gina McKee garnering raves in London in The Mother. Now comes musicals veteran Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward, A Little Night Music) with his furiously funny performance in a non-singing role in Zeller’s latest, The Truth, which recently transferred to Wyndham’s Theatre after a sold-out run at the Menier earlier this year. The charming and versatile actor chatted with Broadway.com on topics ranging from the comedy of infidelity to Bernadette Peters.Congrats on this transfer, which among other things is keeping playwright Florian Zeller in the public eye in London.We were just thrilled!  There had been a lot of talk about a transfer over the course of the run, but it was a question of selling it. It looked as if it had all gone away, and then at the last minute this came along. We are absolutely delighted.Your show is following where Audra McDonald was supposed to have led this summer in Lady Day—until she got pregnant.I just don’t sing quite as well.Speaking of singing, how does it feel to be in a non-musical role?It’s actually different with musicals because you can be quite quiet on a microphone, but this play, I have to say, is really draining. I’m on stage the whole time, so whereas normally in a show you would come off stage and have a glass of water, with this if you need a pee you’re not going to get one. Also, I do a fair bit of shouting.So there’s no music by way of support?Exactly right. One forgets with musicals that the music does a fair bit of the work for you. And the emotional rollercoaster I go through on this is far harder than any musical I’ve done.What I love about The Truth is how labyrinthine the plot is: as the lies and deception accumulate, soon you don’t know which of the four characters—if any—are telling the truth.It just gets ever more ridiculous, in the most wonderful way. It was a nightmare as you can imagine to learn because my character, Michel, is lying all the time so it’s a question of how you play that. You have to play it as if it’s the truth and yet somehow keep inside yourself the fact that it’s a lie: in this one, every line almost is a lie.I felt at the Menier as if you could feel the audience tensing up, as if to say, we’ve all been there.It’s because we have. We certainly get a fair bit of commentary from stage managers or people watching the audience walk out who are going, “I wonder if he’s f**king somebody” or “Is she having an affair?”What do you make of Michel as a person?I actually asked my wife [Tony-nominated actress Samantha Bond] what she thought because sometimes it’s easier for people on the outside to see it. I think she nailed it when she described Michel as a man who likes to compartmentalize his life. He’s having an affair with his best friend’s wife, but it’s once a week in the same hotel room at the same time and he’s got it all worked out when suddenly he doesn’t and he loses control.On the face of it, this play doesn’t seem possible coming from the author of The Father because it is so different.I had seen The Father and thought it was really cleverly constructed but that didn’t prepare me for The Truth, which took me by surprise. What’s tantalizing is that Florian [Zeller] has written a companion piece to this called The Lie which [English-language translator] Christopher Hampton says is even better.Florian is such a versatile writer—and so young!I know, almost 37, and he’s a terrific guy—good-looking and charming and bright and political. He makes you sick, really.Do you think the play makes a conscious nod to Harold Pinter’s contemporary classic, Betrayal?There’s a specific homage in this to Pinter, especially in the scenes in The Truth between the two men. Betrayal is Florian’s favorite play, and Robert Portal who is appearing with me absolutely adores Pinter and Betrayal as I do and is spotting various echoes all the time.It must be great to find yourself appearing up the street from your son, Tom, who is playing Paris in the Kenneth Branagh/Rob Ashford co-production of Romeo and Juliet.I know, it’s lovely, just lovely. We actually appeared together last year in a play at the Park Theatre [The Gathered Leaves] and he was terrific; he’s a cracking actor. But when my show comes down at 9:30, his still has an hour to go.Maybe you can sneak into the back of the Garrick Theatre and watch?I think he’d probably want me to get to the pub and make sure I’ve got a few pints lined up! I must say, Tom seems to like having me around, but I sometimes wonder whether it’s me or my credit card.Did you catch your Little Night Music co-star Bernadette Peters in concert in London at the start of June?I did. It was the first time I’d seen her since we worked together, and I have to tell you that concert was unbelievable, absolutely stunning. Any singer worth their salt should study what she does with those songs.And how great she always looks.She’s clearly eating the right food! And you know what? She’s just a complete honey—as sexy as anything.What’s next after this?We finish in September—God willing we last that long—and afterwards I’m off to do 42nd Street at the Châtelet in Paris, with Ria Jones [Glenn Close’s recent standby in Sunset Boulevard] as Dorothy Brock.That sounds fun.Oh, it will be. I lived there for a year when I left school before I was an actor and was going to go and do hotel and catering work, and I just love it, so this is a great opportunity for me to revisit my old haunts. And thankfully, the show is in English. Alexander Hanson in ‘The Truth'(Photo: Marc Brenner) View Commentslast_img read more

Insurance 101

first_imgInsurance is a contract between a person or entity and an insurance company, wherein the insurance company will compensate or cover losses for the person or entity in the case of an unforeseen circumstance occurring. The contract itself takes the form of a policy, which spells out specifically what the insured is covered for and what the insurer is willing to pay. Insurance can take many different forms from life insurance, health insurance, property insurance, etc.How are insurance premiums calculated?According to Investopedia, using life insurance as an example, the premium “depends on statistical data that exists about the life history, age, and health.” Insurance companies basically look at the potential risk factors of whatever is being insured and come to the premium required for coverage. For instance, a kid in high school driving a Mustang will likely pay a higher auto insurance premium than a middle-aged man driving around a Volkswagen.Do you need insurance?Unless you have an endless supply of cash falling out or an oak tree in your backyard, yes, you need insurance. Let’s say you have a prescription for some ailment that needs to be picked up from the pharmacy. Prices for medication can be in the thousands without insurance. This is assuming you have the money to pay for labs and doctors’ visits on your own in the first place.There is one aspect of your life that requires insurance. Driving a car. Technically you could purchase a vehicle without insurance, but you couldn’t remove it from the lot. But assuming you’d like to move the vehicle around town for your personal transportation with you behind the wheel, insurance is required to do so.The PointInsurance is actually a means of saving you money. Yes, you pay a premium, but the potential cost of paying out-of-pocket for situations you had no control over and didn’t see coming is just unwise and not worth it. Spend a little money and live life knowing you are secured and won’t be financially cut down because of prescription-grade Tylenol. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Detailslast_img read more

China’s Sinopharm begins late stage trial of COVID-19 vaccine in UAE

first_imgChinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has begun Phase III clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine in Abu Dhabi using up to 15,000 volunteers, the government in the capital of the United Arab Emirates said on Thursday.The human trial is a partnership between Sinopharm’s China National Biotec Group (CNBG), Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company Group 42 (G42) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Health.The study, which began on Wednesday, is the world’s first Phase III trial of an inactivated vaccine, G42 Healthcare CEO Ashish Koshy said. Inactivated vaccines are well known and have been used against diseases such as influenza and measles. No COVID-19 vaccine has yet been approved for commercial use. According to a WHO summary of the state of vaccine development for COVID-19, there are 23 potential vaccines in human trials, with three of them in or starting large-scale late stage, or Phase III, trials to test efficacy.The trial will test two vaccine strains and a placebo. Two doses three weeks apart will be administered and volunteers followed for a year, said Nawal Alkaabi, head of the UAE’s COVID-19 Clinical Management Committee.Around 15,000 volunteers over three to six months will be recruited, initially in Abu Dhabi. They will be 18 to 60 years of age with no serious underlying medical issues and without previous COVID-19 infection, Alkaabi said.Sinopharm chose the United Arab Emirates because around 200 different nationalities reside there and it has a focus on medical research and fighting the pandemic, Koshy said. Topics :center_img The UAE says it has conducted more than 4 million coronavirus infection tests on a population of around 9.6 million. It has recorded almost 56,000 cases of infection and 335 deaths.Sinopharm secured approval for the trial in late June. The experimental vaccine passed Phases I and II of clinical trials with 100% of volunteers generating antibodies after two doses in 28 days, an Abu Dhabi government statement said.China has been looking overseas to trial potential vaccines because of a lack of new patients at home. China’s Sinovac Biotech is conducting Phase III trials of a vaccine in Brazil.Sinopharm and G42 would not have access to patient data in the trial which would be conducted in Abu Dhabi state hospitals, G42 Healthcare research director Walid Zaher said, adding the UAE intended to manufacture any resulting successful vaccine.G42 is an Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence firm that has partnered with Chinese genomics company BGI to build a COVID-19 testing laboratory in the emirate and with Israeli contractors to develop technologies to help fight the disease.Koshy said the company was privately owned but declined to say by whom.Like other Gulf states the UAE has developed close ties with China, seeking capital and technology to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbon revenues. However, key ally the United States has warned Gulf states to proceed with caution and to consider their relationship with Washington.last_img read more

Saudi appoints 10 women in senior roles in holy mosques

first_imgThe recruitment drive was aimed at “empowering Saudi women with high qualifications and capabilities”, the statement said.The two holy mosques previously recruited 41 women in leadership positions in 2018, according to Saudi media.Prince Mohammed has sought to boost employment for women as part of his “Vision 2030” plan, which is aimed at diversifying the kingdom’s economy and ending its addiction to oil.The number of working women in Saudi Arabia reached 1.03 million in the third quarter of 2019, 35 percent of the total workforce, compared to 816,000 in 2015, according to official figures. Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women in senior roles at Islam’s two holiest sites, authorities said Sunday, as the conservative petro-state seeks to boost female employment.The appointment of women in senior positions at religious institutions is rare in the Islamic kingdom, which is in the midst of a wide-ranging liberalization drive spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The women were appointed in the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina across various departments, including administrative and technical, according to statement released by the general presidency for the affairs of the two holy mosques. In other reforms, women in the kingdom are now allowed to drive cars, cinemas have reopened and genders are permitted to mix at events, including concerts, and in public places.But the reforms have also been accompanied by a crackdown on dissent.Saudi Arabia has detained and put on trial a dozen women activists who long campaigned for the right to drive, sparking widespread condemnation.Some of the activists allege they were tortured and sexually harassed by interrogators.Topics :last_img read more

La Administración Wolf lanza una Guía de recursos de salud mental

first_imgLa Administración Wolf lanza una Guía de recursos de salud mental SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Public Health Al comprender que la salud mental es tan importante como la salud física, la Administración Wolf lanzó hoy una Guía de recursos de salud mental en línea destinada a ofrecer a los residentes de Pennsylvania un complemento completo de recursos disponibles para ayudar a todos con sus necesidades de salud mental.“Especialmente con los factores estresantes de la pandemia, es imperativo que también recordemos que está bien no estar bien, y nuestra salud mental debe ser considerada tanto como nuestra salud física”, dijo el Gobernador Tom Wolf. “Esta guía en línea se presenta para brindarles a los residentes de Pennsylvania una visión completa de los recursos de salud mental disponibles para satisfacer sus necesidades individuales. No existe una talla única para la salud mental”.Entremezclados con mensajes de esperanza y aliento como “Sea fácil consigo mismo” y “Las personas se preocupan por usted”, hay secciones que incluyen cómo acceder al tratamiento; prevenir el suicidio; eventos actuales y salud mental; desafíos únicos para las comunidades de minorías y LGBTQ, niños y adolescentes, miembros del servicio y veteranos; qué hacer si no tiene seguro; afrontar el trauma, la violencia doméstica y sexual; y afrontar el trastorno por consumo de sustancias.Una sección proporciona “Encuentre la ayuda adecuada para usted”, donde los visitantes de la guía pueden acceder a recursos de salud mental para situaciones desde “Me siento estresado” hasta “Tengo un ser querido con trastorno por uso de sustancias”.“Esta guía tiene como objetivo ayudar a las personas a encontrar la ayuda adecuada para ellos”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Espero que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania lo revisen y lo utilicen para saber que queremos brindar los recursos, el apoyo y la comprensión para ayudar a todos a vivir una vida feliz y saludable aquí en el Estado.View this information in English.center_img August 19, 2020last_img read more