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USA: PSNS & IMF, NNSY Recognized as 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazers and Innovators

first_img USA: PSNS & IMF, NNSY Recognized as 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazers and Innovators View post tag: century View post tag: NNSY View post tag: Recognize The U.S. Department of Labor will recognize Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) and Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) apprentice programs, as 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazers and Innovators, Aug. 1, in Washington, D.C.Registered Apprenticeship is a Department of Labor program that connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers.The Naval Sea Systems Command shipyards use their apprentice programs as part of their efforts to develop an agile, flexible, and diverse workforce focused on recruiting and hiring superior candidates.The shipyards’ four-year apprenticeship programs combine trade theory, academics, and on-the-job training. Apprentices are paid to attend all required curriculum. The educational partners provide accredited academic courses that result in an academic certificate and/or degree. Following completion of the required academics, apprentices document on-the-job learning and complete the trade theory and skills training which result in journey-level certificates from both the Department of Labor and the Department of the Navy.PSNS & IMF’s apprentice program began in 1901. It has produced nearly 9,000 graduates throughout its 111 years of continuous operations. The program’s tie to secondary education began in 1925, and now each graduate receives an associate degree in technical arts from educational partner Olympic College. The program currently has 812 apprentices in 28 trades related to the repair and maintenance of the naval fleet.NNSY also operates one of the nation’s oldest and most vital apprentice programs, observing its 100th anniversary Jan 2, 2013. Registered by the United States Department of Labor in 1970, it currently trains approximately 700 apprentices in 24 skilled occupations each year. NNSY partners with Tidewater Community College to provide the required academic courses. The NNSY apprenticeship program has been recognized twice in the past five years by the Virginia Apprenticeship Council for its outstanding apprentices.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 27, 2012 Industry news Share this article View post tag: Registered View post tag: Labor View post tag: US View post tag: Apprenticeship View post tag: Innovators View post tag: Department View post tag: 21st Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: PSNS & IMF, NNSY Recognized as 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazers and Innovators View post tag: PSNS View post tag: Trailblazers View post tag: IMF July 27, 2012last_img read more

Danish sailor dies in accident aboard HDMS Absalon

first_img Danish sailor dies aboard HDMS Absalon during Baltic Sea drill View post tag: Royal Danish Navy September 19, 2017 A Royal Danish Navy able seaman died in an accident aboard support ship HDMS Absalon on Monday, September 18.According to the Danish defense forces command, the sailor sustained a severe head injury while the ship was at sea, taking part in an international drill in the Baltic Sea.The ship called for a rescue helicopter immediately and rendered first aid to the sailor, the command said. All efforts to save the sailor were unsuccessful as the doctor pronounced the sailor dead upon arriving aboard the ship.At the time of the incident, HDMS Absalon was northeast of Bornholm, where ship and crew participated in the Sweden-hosted exercise Northern Coasts. The international drill is set to conclude on September 21.HDMS Absalon is one of the two largest Danish Navy ships designed for command and support roles. The ship was launched in 2005 and commissioned in 2007. View post tag: Northern Coasts Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Danish sailor dies aboard HDMS Absalon during Baltic Sea drill Share this article View post tag: HDMS Absalonlast_img read more

Vanderburgh Democrats’ February 2020 Updates

first_imghttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/opinion/impeachment-trial-senate.html History of Women’s Suffrage and “First” Women in Politics – the Southwest Indiana ExperienceRoberta Heiman for LWVSWIN has developed a 40-minute PowerPoint presentation that she is presenting to local civic organizations and classrooms.   She will reach several thousand people with this talk during 2019-2020.To arrange for this presentation contact Roberta Heiman at [email protected] . Mardi Gras FundraiserforAt-Large City CouncilmanJonathan WeaverTuesday, February 255:00 – 7:00pmMyriad Brewing Company101 S.E. 1st St., #1Evansville, In 47708 Any Democrat interested in attending this precinct committee training session is welcome, even if they are not currently precinct committee-persons. It’s an excellent opportunity to find out how things work. Make Republicans UncomfortableBy David Leonhardt Renewable Energy Day, January 7, 2020. Activists met with their legislators to ask them to transition Indiana to renewable power. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., pushed back on the GOP’s argument that Democrats are using the impeachment procedures to oust President Donald Trump from office, and said that the impeachment trial is about the high crimes and misdemeanors he committed through his office. Jeffries cited the work Democrats have done with the President on bipartisan bills that addressed lowering healthcare costs and criminal justice reform. “We don’t hate this President, but we love the Constitution,” he said. “We love our Democracy.” Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December on two articles – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate will now decide whether to convict trump of those charges and remove him from office, or acquit him. Indiana has the 3rd worst maternal mortality* in the country, a rate that puts Indiana on par with Iraq and Samoa. From 2013 – 2017, the U.S. had a maternal mortality rate of 29.6 out of 100,000 births; Indiana had a maternal mortality rate of 50.2 out of 100,000 births. Mexico, at 38 per 100,000, had a lower maternal mortality rate than the state of Indiana from 2013 – 2017. To give those numbers some perspective, in 2015, Australia had 6, Germany had 6, the United Kingdom had 9.Likewise, our infant mortality rate is the 7th highest in the country.In June, Democratic State Senator Jean Breaux introduced an amendment that would combat these abysmal numbers by providing Medicaid resources for pregnant women. But the decision was voted down along party lines, with 100% of Republican senators voting against women and children.Note: Should you attempt to find data on maternal mortality rates from Indiana on the State Department of Health website, the data is not available. Links that might appear to get to that data only take you in a circle. You are instructed to send email to [email protected] , presumably, to obtain it. https://www.in.gov/isdh/27319.htm*The Maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). Buy 2020 Vision Fair Tickets center_img Meet Your LegislatorsSaturday, February 89:00am – 11:00amEvansville Central Library200 SE Martin Luther King Jr BlvdEvansville Indiana 47713Local state legislators are invited to make themselves available to answer questions from the audience on the second Saturday of each month during each year’s legislative session.Doors open at 9 am. Sessions start at 9:15 am and end at 11 am.MYL sponsors are the Evansville Teachers Association, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, League of Women Voters of SWIN, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 136, Teamsters Local 215, United Neighborhoods of Evansville, and Valley Watch.Sessions are made available for streaming on the WNIN website under Regional Voices. Direct links will be posted as they become available. Action Request:HB 1414Call Your State RepresentativesThere’s a bill at our Statehouse that needs everyone’s action to stop it. It’s currently in the House.HB 1414 would block the electric utilities from retiring a coal plant unless the federal government mandated the retirement. Alternatively a coal plant could be retired if proved to not be in the public interest, which would add time, red tape and expense to the retirement process.Indiana law requires investor-owned utilities to create a plan every two years to identify resource investments to meet electricity requirements. Utilities are directed to choose the resources with the lowest reasonable costs taking into account risks and uncertainties over a 20-year planning horizon. HB 1414 overrides this consumer protection law.  Not the utilities, the customers, the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), the Mid-continent Independent System Operator (MISO), nor Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said there is any need to change the current planning law or to stop coal plant retirements.Coal plants are being retired because the 20-year planning analyses indicate that maintaining the coal plants cost the ratepayers more than newer, cleaner alternatives. That is exactly how the process was designed to work.  The coal industry should not be allowed to override laws created to protect utility customers from abuse.This bill is not necessary; coal is not required to provide reliable electricity. This bill forces ratepayers to pay for the most expensive and highest risk source of generation. Coal pollution raises our health costs and shortens our lives.Arctic ice is melting, oceans are rising, and forests are burning. We need to quickly move away from fossil fuels. Delaying the transition is immoral. This bill is immoral.Please ask your Legislators to oppose HB 1414.(***If you don’t know who your Senator or Representative is, find out here.)State Senator Vaneta Becker, Senate District 501-800-382-9467 or [email protected] Senator Jim Tomes, Senate District 491-800-382-9467 or [email protected] Representative Matt Hostettler, House District 64 1-800-382-9841 or [email protected] Representative Ron Bacon, House District 751-800-382-9841 or [email protected] Representative Wendy McNamara, House District 761-800-382-9841 or [email protected] Representative Ryan Hatfield, House District 77317-232-9622 or 1-800-382-9842 or [email protected] Representative Holli Sullivan, House District 781-800-383-9841 or [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Indiana House approves Hatfield amendment to lower prescription drug pricesJanuary 29, 2020News & Media, Member FeaturedIndiana House Democratic CaucusINDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Ryan Hatfield (D-Evansville) today offered an amendment to House Bill 1005, that allows Indiana to import certain prescription drugs, already used in the United States, from Canada to help lower prescription drug prices.“Hoosiers have been crippled by the high cost of prescription drug prices for far too long,” said Hatfield.“This amendment will allow us to import certain prescription drugs from Canada to ensure that Hoosiers have a safe and effective pathway to more affordable health care.“Promoting competition in the prescription drug industry, through similar legislation, has already been implemented by the Republican governor in Florida and supported by President Trump,” continued Hatfield. “Accessible health care is not a partisan issue.”Currently, Colorado, Florida, Maine and Vermont have passed similar legislation to create a drug importation program.This amendment passed with a vote of 49-44. Vanderburgh County Democratic Party Opinion Democratic Indiana State Representative Ryan Hatfield files his candidacy for re-election while holding his daughter. Vanderburgh County Democratic PartyCentral CommitteeEdie Hardcastle, Chair; [email protected] Iaccarino, Vice ChairAlex Burton, Political DirectorCheryl Schultz, TreasurerMelissa Moore, SecretaryHeadquarters220 N.W. 4th St.Evansville, INWe welcome volunteers!Call 812-453-8949last_img read more

Mr Kipling steps into puddings arena

first_imgMr Kipling has thrown its hat into the ambient dessert market, with the launch of Mr Kipling Puddings. It marks a new focus for the brand, which currently produces cakes, tarts, pies and slices.The ambient sponge puddings market is currently worth £14.5m (IRI value sales 52w/e 9 July 2011), but is currently in decline as consumers switch to chilled products said the firm. Given the brand’s long established baking credentials, and its popularity with consumers, sponge puddings were a natural next step, it added, and the brand aims to grow this area of the market by bringing some of its existing cake customers into the ambient desserts aisle.“Six in ten households bought a Mr Kipling product in the last 12 months offering ample opportunity for crossover,” commented Tim Olley, category controller for desserts at parent company Premier Foods. “The launch of Mr Kipling sponge puddings is a real opportunity for Premier Foods to step change the ambient pudding market and return it to growth,” added Sarah Burnett, senior brand manger cake for Premier Foods. She said the firm would be competing with the likes of the Aunty’s brand, as well as own-label and chilled products, adding that the new range was been targeted at the mainstream market.The new range of microwaveable sponge puddings will be available in five varieties – Chocolate, Sticky Toffee, Lemon, Golden Syrup and Raspberry, and will launch in stores from late August.last_img read more

Spafford Celebrates Halloween With Debut Covers, Saxophonist On Herbie Hancock Song [Full Audio]

first_imgFans of Spafford had the treat of seeing the band perform two nights at Last Exit Live, a venue situated in the band’s home state of Arizona. The Phoenix, AZ celebration was one for the ages, as Spafford took fans through a jam-fueled journey in honor of the spooky holiday.The second night was the true Halloween party, with the band debuting a number of covers for the occasion. Spafford opened the show with the “Ghostbusters” theme song, and even included Green Day and Herbie Hancock covers in their first set. The cover of Herbie Hancock’s “Canteloupe Island” also featured saxophonist Mike Cunningham, adding some extra oomph to the first set closer. The show also featured debut renditions of Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” and Todd Rundgren’s “Bang On The Drum All Day” in the second set, throwing it back to the 80’s for a great night of music!Fortunately, thanks to taper Grout, we have audio to share from this Halloween show. Check out the stream below!Setlist: Spafford at Last Exit Live, Phoenix, AZ – 10/29/16Set One – Ghostbusters(1) > Todd’s Tots, Ain’t That Wrong, Longview(2), Backdoor Funk, Cantaloupe Island(3*)Set Two – Tainted Love(4), The Reprise > Salamander Song, America > Galisteo Way > Dis Go In 5? > Galisteo Way, Bang The Drum All Day(5*)Encore – Leave The Light On > GhostbustersNotes:1 – Ray Parker Jr. cover FTP2 – Green Day cover FTP3 – Herbie Hancock cover FTP4 – Soft Cell cover FTP5 – Todd Rundgren cover FTP* – ft. Mike Cunningham(saxophone)Spafford has a number of exciting shows coming up, including two nights supporting Lotus this weekend in Chicago. They’ll also be playing with The Magic Beans in New York, NY post-Phish at MSG, and will then go on to tour with Umphrey’s McGee throughout winter of 2017! Details and tickets for all shows can be found on the band’s website.last_img read more

Phil Lesh Begins Celebration Of 1977 With Grateful Dead Show Recreation

first_imgOne of the best years – if not the best – in Grateful Dead history came during 1977. Now, 40 years later, bassist Phil Lesh is honoring that year with a series of performances in its honor. The first came last night, as Lesh recruited his Family Band for a recreation of the Dead’s Santa Barbara performance from February 27th, 1977.This installment of the Terrapin Family Band at Terrapin Crossroads included Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford and Elliot Peck, as the musicians worked through a number of classics and covers from the Grateful Dead repertoire. Opening with “New Minglewood Blues,” the band dove into classics like “Loser,” “El Paso” and more in the first set.You can see the full setlist below, and also listen to the original Grateful Dead performance that this show was based on, streaming below.Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 1/26/17Set INew Minglewood Blues (GL)Loser (AK)El Paso (GL)Ramble On Rose (AK)Estimated Prophet (GL)Peggy-O (PL, GL, EP)Good Lovin’ (GL, EP)Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (PL)The Music Never Stopped (RJ, EP)Scarlet Begonias (AK, EP)Set IISamson and Delilah (GL)Saint Stephen > (PL, AK, GL)Not Fade Away (AK, GL, EP)Lady with a Fan > (PL)Terrapin Station > (AK, GL)Morning Dew (AK)Sugar Magnolia > (GL)Sunshine Daydream (GL, EP)donor rapE: Johnny B. Goode (RJ)Grateful Dead 2/27/77[Setlist via Bill Batson of FOJC, Audio by Rob Bertrando on Archive.org, Image via Erik Kabik from recent Las Vegas run]last_img read more

5K brings together community for Riley Hospital for Children

first_imgStudents, faculty, parents and community members partook Sunday in the annual FT5K race, hosted by Saint Mary’s College Dance Marathon (SMCDM) in support of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.“SMCDM is in its 12th year, and this year is super special because it is our million-dollar year,” senior and vice president of SMCDM Kelly Geelan said. “That means that if we hit our goal this year we will have donated over one million dollars to Riley as an organization.”For the first time, SMCDM introduced a virtual 5k for people who are not in the area to participate and contribute to the cause through social media, she said.“We also instituted a virtual 5k this year, meaning people who were not around campus, such as alumni, could run and post a photo of themselves with the hashtag #RunWithUs and #CharlotteStrong.” Geelan said.The race’s official motto is #CharlotteStrong in memory of Charlotte Terry, who was a patient at the Riley Hospital for Children and lost her battle with brain cancer a few years ago. This will be SMCDM’s third 5k in honor of Charlotte, Geelan said.“Running to commemorate Charlotte is something so special that makes this event so much more personal, and her family comes every year and talks,” Geelan said. “This is really why this initiative is so important because we’re running and we’re dancing because these kids can’t. These kids are so strong and so brave to be able to go through the struggles that they do on a daily basis, and so running a 5k in honor of them is the least we can do.”Sophomore and member of SMCDM’s public relations committee Maura Honan said she participated in the Dance Marathon last year, and her experiences of being able to connect with the kids motivated her to become more involved.“Last year I was just a dancer, and that made me want to be a lot more involved with all the other events,” Honan said. “It helps to bring a lot of awareness to the community and all the students and really highlights the connection with Riley Hospital and how much it helps the kids [who] go there.”This year, the organization partnered with Holy Cross College to reach its goal of raising $130,000 by the end of this academic year.“We are thrilled to have reached our benchmark of $5,000 for this event,” Geelan said. “I think it was really nice to see not just Saint Mary’s and not just the Dance Marathon Club but the whole community kind of come together for the same cause.”Holy Cross junior and participant Angel Vargas said the most rewarding part about the FT5K race is participating in something so simple that can make such a big difference is someone’s life.“It’s an amazing cause to be involved in that does not take that much effort for us to do for a cause that matters,” he said. “It also allows students from different schools to come together for a cause that we all care about and can do something about. We do these types of things every day and don’t think much of it. This way we can do it for a purpose that could change someone’s life.”Tags: Dance Marathon, FT5k, riley hospital for children, runlast_img read more

Solar tracker manufacturer announces statewide expansion with new dealer network

first_imgAllEarth employs 26 full-time staff and five seasonal staff, and has manufactured and installed over 800 solar tracker systems.  Their AllSun Tracker uses GPS technology to follow the sun throughout the day to boost solar energy production by over 40 percent.  AllEarth Renewables, Inc.,Williston, Vermont-based AllEarth Renewables has announced a new Vermont dealer- installer partnership, making their innovative solar tracker systems available around the state.The dealer network expansion coincides with Vermont’s new statewide solar customer benefit, enacted as part of Act 47, which assures net metered solar installations receive at least $0.20 per kilowatt hour from utilities for the energy produced. AllEarth Renewables, the local manufacturer and installer of the AllSun Tracker, will partner initially with four local solar installers to cover the state:Solar Tech, of Sutton, will serve the northeastReKnew Energy Systems, of White River Junction, will serve the east-central region BackSpin Renewables, of Middlebury, will serve the western central regionIntegrated Solar, of Brattleboro, will serve the southern regionAllEarth Renewables and their subcontractors, such as J.A. Morrissey, Inc. and Engineers Construction, Inc., will continue to provide installations in the northwestern region‘As we look to future markets beyond Vermont, we are committed to continue innovating and growing the business here in state,’ said David Blittersdorf, president and CEO of AllEarth Renewables.  ‘Homeowners and businesses are demonstrating their interest in the investment of affordable, local renewable energy.  This new partnership with several strong businesses around the state will continue to help make solar possible to more Vermonters.  The solar market has a bright future here.’The company’s 4.2kW trackers can be installed through a Power Purchase Agreement for a low up-front cost with the option to buy the system after five years at a significantly reduced rate.  A single tracker will produce an average of 490kWh of energy per month, enough to power the majority of a Vermont home. The Williston-based renewable energy company was recently listed as among 25 of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs of 2011 by Business Week and was ranked by Vermont Business Magazine as the state’s fastest growing company over the last five years.About AllEarth Renewables, Inc.  www.allearthrenewables.com(link is external) AllEarth Renewables is a Vermont company that specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of complete grid-connected wind and solar renewable energy systems that lessen dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s goal is to provide turnkey products that harness the power of wind and sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs.WILLISTON, Vermont . . . July 13, 2011 . . . # # #last_img read more

LIRR Brief Service Suspension Sparks Delays

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road commuters endured train cancellations and delays sparked by a third-rail power problem in the East River tunnels at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour commute.The LIRR briefly suspended service between its Jamaica hub and Penn Station at about 8 a.m., which was enough to spark nine train cancelations between the Long Beach, Babylon, Port Washington and Huntington branches.Some of those trains were immediately replaced with alternate trains. A West Hempstead train was diverted to Hunterspoint Avenue when the issue initially arose.The LIRR reports service was restored mostly back to normal later the same morning.last_img

Martin Keown tells Unai Emery the Arsenal XI he has to pick against Leicester

first_imgArsenal laboured to a 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown has implored Unai Emery to go all guns blazing against Leicester on Saturday after Arsenal laboured to a 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League.The under-fire Spaniard rested several senior players for the trip to Portugal and reverted to a 3-5-2 formation for the first time this season, but it failed to illicit and improved performance with the visitors managing just one shot on target all game.Shkodran Mustafi put Arsenal ahead with 10 minutes remaining when he headed home Nicolas Pepe’s free kick, but the Gunners were denied their fourth European win in a row when Bruno Duarte acrobatically volleyed Vitoria level in injury time. AdvertisementAdvertisementIn-form Leicester will move nine points ahead of Arsenal should they win on Saturday at the King Power and Keown believes Emery must fight fire with fire if his old club are to stand any chance.ADVERTISEMENTHe said:  ‘If Xhaka’s not going to play you go with two holding midfielders against Leicester. Ozil then has that base to go and work from and Arsenal go on the attack with those front players. Advertisement Comment Martin Keown tells Unai Emery the Arsenal XI he has to pick against Leicester Martin Keown believes Arsenal must revert to a four-man defence against Leicester (Picture: BT Sport)‘Let’s see if Leicester can handle Arsenal with that front three with Lacazette and Pepe at the top.‘Go for it play to your strengths we’re in danger of losing the identity of the team. We’ve lost that brand of attacking flavour we’ve got.’He added: ‘Attack is going to have to be the best form of defence for Arsenal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘As reluctant as I am to take Aubameyang out of the centre we have to play him on the left but get him central as much as we can.‘Get Ozil on the ball and have that protection. The back four have to push up close and not drop off.‘David Luiz has a habit of dropping off because he’s fearful of pace. Get Tieney down the left get Aubameyang joining and leaving that space for him to attack.’Should Unai Emery be sacked BEFORE the Leicester game?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Dani Ceballos suffers injury during Arsenal vs Vitoria Europa League clashMORE: Arsenal fans claim Hector Bellerin mocked Unai Emery ahead of Europa League clash vs Vitoria Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Nov 2019 6:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link266Shares Advertisementlast_img read more