Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Cheyenne Arrives in Subic Bay USS Cheyenne Arrives in Subic Bay View post tag: in Training & Education View post tag: Subic View post tag: Arrives February 5, 2013 View post tag: Cheyenne View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS View post tag: Defence The last of the improved Lost Angeles-class submarines, USS Cheyenne (SSN 773), arrived in Subic Bay Feb. 1 as part of its Western Pacific deployment.With a crew of approximately 150 Sailors, Cheyenne will be conducting various military exercises for training.“It is our pleasure to visit Subic Bay. My Sailors and crew have earned this much deserved rest in this great town,” said Cmdr. Noel Gonzalez, Cheyenne’s commanding officer. “We have been out to sea for a while conducting lots of training, becoming proficient at our jobs, and employing the ship as she was designed to be used. My crew looks forward to building good relationships and reinforcing our partnerships in the Philippines.”Cheyenne is one of the most capable submarines in the U.S. Navy. Its enhanced capabilities include advanced sonar systems and a state of the art engine room. Its sophisticated design and highly trained crew enable Cheyenne to operate globally, ready for any mission.“We enjoy our job and being out to sea,” Gonzalez added, “but every Sailor will tell you that visiting foreign ports is part of the reason many of us joined the Navy.”“This visit to Subic Bay is well deserved,” said Chief of the Boat, Electronic Technician Master Chief Michael Hinkle. “We are looking forward to exploring the area and taking part in some community service projects during our time here.”For crew members like Culinary Specialist Seaman Sheldon Alvarez, this is their first time visiting the Philippines.“I am looking forward to exploring the area,” said Alvarez. “This is my first port visit ever and I am happy to be here and have the ability to contribute in an area of the world I have never visited before.”Some of Cheyenne’s Filipino-American Sailors, like Electronics Technician Seaman Teodorico-Dante Tapia, will have an opportunity to connect with their heritage.“I am really looking forward to finding the food I grew up eating, as well as dishes I’ve never tasted before,” said Tapia. “I can’t wait for some liberty to explore the place my elders still call home. I am an American, but I am a descendant of the Philippines and this is my first chance to see a place I’ve only dreamed of visiting!”Cheyenne is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 5, 2013 Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Bay View post tag: Naval
Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports Previous articleHoward Park school backpack event planned for SaturdayNext articleBSU Study: 68,000 Indiana students don’t have internet at home 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. Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Indiana high school sports are on as planned for fall Twitter Twitter Google+ (Photo Supplied/IHSAA) High school sports are on as planned for the fall season.The administrators with the IHSAA met Wednesday morning to discuss it and have decided all fall sports at Indiana’s high schools are on track to start as scheduled, with no delays and no cancellations. Girls’ golf practice starts this Friday as planned. All other sports, including contact sports, can start practicing Monday, August 3rd.Volleyball matches will start on August 15th. Football on the 21st. The association has not said anything as to what the rules will be regarding fans attending high school sporting events.Though the IHSAA has said that fall sports are still on track to start, it will still be up to individual schools on whether or not they choose to have an athletic season. North Central High School in Indianapolis, for example, has already decided to suspend sports and extracurricular activities for the fall semester.The IHSAA suspended all winter sports back in early March and canceled the spring sports season soon after when the coronavirus pandemic first hit the state. WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – July 29, 2020 2 249
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard will host an evening discussion on how news media collaboration and innovative online tools can bridge the foreign reporting gap.Titled “International Journalism 2.0: Bringing Home the Global Water Crisis,” the event will bring Dennis Dimick, executive editor for the environment at National Geographic, and Jon Sawyer founding director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, to Harvard to discuss their joint collaboration with PBS NewsHour to raise the visibility of water and population issues.John Briscoe, professor of environmental engineering at Harvard and a former senior water adviser at The World Bank will respond. Stefanie Friedhoff, special projects manager at the Nieman Foundation, will moderate the conversation.The event will kick off a new collaboration between the Nieman Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The purpose of the talk is to reach out to the academic, research, and student communities and involve them in a conversation on the importance of international journalism; what the challenges are to reporting a complex subject that affects the entire globe; and how this type of in-depth global reporting can be sustained and improved.The event is open to the public and will take place at Lippmann House, One Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Mass., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion. If you have questions, email [email protected] or call 617.496.8511.
Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 12 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle Partner therapy ‘cuts HIV cases’ by: – December 1, 2012 The study has been released to coincide with World Aids DayTreating people with HIV who have uninfected partners significantly reduces transmission rates, researchers in China have found.A clinical trial had shown benefits of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment before.But this trial, reported in the Lancet, is the first “real-life” public health programme of its kind.A UK HIV expert said there was a growing consensus that getting ARV drugs to as many people as need them would cut transmission rates.Treatment goalTo mark World Aids Day, the World Health Organization has issued a statement on global progress on cutting new infections and Aids-related deaths.In 2011, there were 2.5 million new infections – down 700,000 from the 2001 figure – and an estimated 1.7 million people died from Aids-related illnesses in 2011 – 600,000 fewer than in 2005.The WHO says improving access to ARV drugs is key to cutting rates further.The drugs reduce the amount of virus in the blood, and cut the risk of an infected person passing HIV on.Last year, at the UN General Assembly, governments agreed to set the goal of getting 15 million HIV-infected people worldwide on the life-saving antiretroviral medicines by 2015. The WHO says this target could be within reach – provided countries can sustain current rates.And it says about eight million people in low and middle-income countries are getting the treatment they need, up from just 0.4 million in 2003.Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the WHO’s HIV department, said: “The challenge now is to ensure that global progress is mirrored at all levels and in all places so that people, whoever they are and wherever they live, can obtain antiretroviral therapy when they need it.”This year, the WHO issued new guidelines for treating people with HIV who have uninfected partners with antiretrovirals.‘Real-world impact’The research from China, which followed couples for up to nine years, was the first programme to really test this out in the real world.In 24,000 couples, the HIV-infected partner had received treatment at the start of the study period – to test out the preventative benefits – while 14,800 had not.This was because they had not met the national guidelines HIV positive people normally have to meet to receive treatment. In the treated group, there were 1.3 cases of transmission per 100 person years, compared with 2.6 per 100 person years in the untreated group. The researchers say this equates to a 26% reduction in the risk of HIV transmission. This is a lot lower than the 89% difference seen in the clinical trial. And the authors say the protective effects of ARV therapy only appeared to last a year, with transmission rates becoming more similar between the treated and untreated couples in later years.Keith Alcorn, of the HIV/Aids expert group NAM Aidsmap, said it was an interesting study.“It shows the real-world impact of using ARV treatment in this way.“The results are not as big a reduction in transmission as in the clinical trial, but there is still an effect.”He said the difference could be explained by people not adhering to their drug regime as well as they did in the study, or stopping their treatment after experiencing side effects.Mr Alcorn added: “There is a growing international consensus that treating everyone who needs it is going to have an impact on transmission.”BBC News