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USS Columbus Gets Underway on WESTPAC Mission

first_imgComplement12 officers, 98 men Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Columbus Gets Underway on WESTPAC Mission February 21, 2014 View post tag: gets View post tag: WESTPAC View post tag: Defense Displacement6,000 long tons (6,096 t) light6,927 long tons (7,038 t) full927 long tons (942 t) dead Share this article View post tag: underway USS COLUMBUS SPECIFICATIONS View post tag: News by topic Columbus’ commanding officer, Cmdr. David Youtt, said the submarine and her crew are ready to get underway on a WESTPAC deployment.“The ship is in the best condition of my time on board, all systems are at 100 percent, and we are ready to execute our WESTPAC deployment,” said Youtt. “The crew is definitely ready to get under way, and we are ready to professionally execute the mission.”Missions will include handling a multitude of taskings, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, and special operations in theater.Youtt noted some of the challenges facing the crew include leaving their families, keeping the submarine operational for long periods, and continuing to qualify the Sailors in all facets of submarining. He added that the senior Sailors will train with the younger personnel to gain the experience of going on a Western Pacific deployment and how to best represent the country.Columbus deploys with about 135 Sailors, many of them on their first deployment.For Culinary Specialist Seaman Jose Hernandez, a first-time deployment brings feelings of anticipation and excitement.“I’m looking to experience challenges and how we handle them as a crew, or individually, how well I do in getting my qualifications,” said Hernandez.USS Columbus is the 51st Los Angeles-class submarine and the 12th improved version of this class, which includes a vertical launch system for Tomahawk cruise missiles and an improved hull design for under-ice operations. View post tag: Mission Statusactive [mappress]Press Release, February 21, 2014; Image: Wikimedia SpeedSurfaced:20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)Submerged: +20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h) View post tag: Columbus Draught9.4m View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval PropulsionS6G nuclear reactor View post tag: Defence USS Columbus Gets Underway on WESTPAC Mission Length110.3 m View post tag: USS USS COLUMBUSThe U.S.Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) departed Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam for a deployment to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) region, on February 19. Beam10mlast_img read more

Japan protests Chinese warship approaching Senkakus

first_img View post tag: china View post tag: Japan Japan calls out China as Chinese warship sails near Senkaku Island waters View post tag: Dispute Share this article June 9, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Japan calls out China as Chinese warship sails near Senkaku Island waters Authorities Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador to protest a Chinese warship entering disputed East China Sea waters near the Senkaku Islands.A Chinese Jiangkai I class frigate, as the ship was identified by the Japanese destroyer Setogiri, entered the waters June 8, Kyodo News quoted the Japanese Foreign Ministry as saying.“We are deeply concerned that Chinese naval ships entered the waters contiguous to our Senkaku islands for the first time and this behavior unilaterally escalates tensions,” Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters June 8.The two nations frequently send their coast guard vessels to the disputed waters as each side seeks to enforce their claims. This is the first time one of the sides has sent a warship to the region.Chinese Defense Ministry said it was investigating the issue but also stressed the fact that its vessels had the right to operate in Chinese waters, Reuters reported.last_img read more

South Bend Record Show set for Sunday with COVID-19 precautions

first_img By 95.3 MNC – July 29, 2020 0 455 Previous articleSenate Republicans pushing HEALS Act, which includes more stimulus checksNext articleTrump official: Indiana doing “really, really well” for coronavirus testing 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Google+ Facebook Twitter “The safety of our customers, our vendors, and our community is our first priority,” said South Bend resident Jeremy D. Bonfiglio, who organizes the event. “After speaking at length with Ramada staff, our returning vendors, and loyal customers, we felt we could implement the measures needed to have both a safe and fun event. After four months of staying home, we are equally confident that our customers are more than ready to add to their music collections.”In 2020, the South Bend Record Show moved into the 9,000-square-foot banquet room of Ramada by Wyndham. With the larger venue (more than twice the size of its previous space), Bonfiglio added that customers and vendors can and should social distance as much as possible. Customers also are encouraged but not required to take other safety measures, such as wearing disposable gloves and bringing personal hand sanitizer and their own shopping bags as needed.More than 30 dealers from six states will fill 74 tables with tens of thousands of music items from $2 bargains for beginning collectors to rare items for the advanced music enthusiast. While the core of the show remains pre-loved LPs and 45s, select vendors also carry new vinyl, CDs, cassettes, music videos, memorabilia, and vintage stereo gear. For a small fee, customers also can have their purchases professionally cleaned on a VPI Record Cleaning Vacuum Machine. A variety of musical genres, such as jazz, country, and movie soundtracks, are represented but the emphasis is on rock, pop, metal, and punk from the 1960s-today.“One of the great things about this show is that there is something for everyone,” Bonfiglio said. “Some of our dealers specialize in 45s or CDs, some sell concert DVDs, and cassettes. We have one dealer who restores and sells vintage stereo equipment. But this is a record show, so there are always plenty of LPs.” Admission is free at 11 a.m. Those interested in shopping as dealers set up, can pay an early bird admission of $5 beginning at 9 a.m. Door prizes are awarded at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m., and food and beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. While some individual dealers do accept PayPal and/or credit card payments, cash is accepted and preferred by all vendors.For more information, visit southbendrecordshow.com or Facebook.com/southbendrecordshow. Pinterest Google+ Crates of vinyl records are shown from the Feb. 9, South Bend Record Show. After canceling both April and June dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the record show returns Aug. 2 with safety precautions in place. (Photo supplied/South Bend Record Show) The South Bend Record Show, the largest one-day sale of recorded music in Michiana, returns 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 2 with added safety precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The popular record show, which is typically held six times a year, opened the 2020 season on Feb. 9 at its new location – Ramada by Wyndham (formerly Waterford Estates Lodge), 52890 IN 933 N. Due to public health concerns, the scheduled April 5 and June 7 dates were canceled. The South Bend Record Show, however, will hold its Aug. 2 event with some noticeable changes in place.Masks will be required for both customers and vendors in compliance with St. Joseph County’s mask order, which requires face coverings for all people inside businesses and enclosed public spaces where social distancing of at least six feet can’t be maintained. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance for customers, and capacity will be limited to 250 people at one time under Indiana’s Mass Gathering Act.center_img South Bend Record Show set for Sunday with COVID-19 precautions CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Filthy Little Secret Horns For Barrage Of Covers & Bustouts On NYE [Video]

first_imgFollowing the countdown, the band continued with a seamless stretch of “Resolution”, “In The Kitchen”, and “Kula” before closing the set with “Booth Love” (featuring “Carol of the Bells” teases) and the Umphrey’s debut of INXS‘s “What You Need”.Finally, when the band returned for their encore for a “Horns vs. Band” challenge that saw the core act trade snippets of several songs with their guest brass, including pieces of Glenn Miller‘s “In The Mood”, Led Zeppelin‘s “The Ocean”, Jimi Hendrix‘s “Voodoo Child”, Outkast‘s “So Fresh, So Clean”, Charlie Parker‘s “Donna Lee”, and Poison‘s “Unskinny Bop”. After the battle, Umphrey’s closed the night with “Hajimemashite” and their first rendition of KISS‘s “Detroit Rock City” since its debut in 2012, a gap of 674 shows.Umphrey’s McGee will dive headfirst into 2019 when their Wax On, Wax Off tour, which begins on January 11th in Richmond, VA. For a full list of the band’s upcoming dates, head to their website here.You can listen to a full audio recording of the show below.Umphrey’s McGee – 12/31/18 – Full Audio[Taped By: Dan Olker]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 12/31/18Set 1: The Silent Type, Walletsworth, Cemetery Walk II > Cemetery Walk, Xmas at Wartime, Roundabout, RoctopusSet 2: Draconian, River People[1], Whistle Kids[1], Gents > Looks[2], Fat Man in the Bathtub[3] > Comma Later[1], It’s About That Time[1]Set 3: Hurt Bird Bath, Attachments[1] > Auld Lang Syne[1], Resolution[1] -> In The Kitchen > Kula, Booth Love[4], What You Need[5]Encore: “Horns vs. Band Challenge”[6], Hajimemashite, Detroit Rock City[1][1] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns[2] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with Dr. Feelgood (Motley Crue) jam and quotes[3] debut, Little Feat; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns[4] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with Carol of the Bells (Leontovych) teases[5] debut, INXS; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns[6] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with In the Mood (Glenn Miller), The Ocean (Led Zeppelin), Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix), So Fresh, So Clean (Outkast), Donna Lee (Charlie Parker), and Unskinny Bop (Poison)Notes:last Roundabout 06.28.2015 (311 shows)Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns were: Michael “Mad Dog” Mavridoglou on trumpet, Jeff Coffin on saxophone, Chris Ott on trombone, and Josh Quinlan on saxophonelast River People 12.29.2013 (479 shows)last It’s About That Time 03.17.2017 (151 shows)last Detroit Rock City 02.18.2012 (674 shows) On Monday night, Umphrey’s McGee rang in the new year with their fourth and final year-ending performance at Atlanta’s The Tabernacle.The three-set show saw the band bust out a number of long-lost songs and welcome longtime collaborator Michael “Mad Dog” Mavridoglou and his Filthy Little Secret Horns to augment the celebration and wage musical war with Umphrey’s for an encore “Horns vs. Band Challenge”.After working through a number of UM staples new and old, the band broke out the first big surprise of the night late in set one with their first rendition of “Roundabout” since 2015, a gap of 311 shows. The band began set two with “Draconian”, the band welcomed the Filthy Little Secret Horns—comprised of Mad Dog on trumpet, Jeff Coffin on sax, Chris Ott on trombone, and Josh Quinlan on sax—to the party. The horn-augmented festivities started big with Umphrey’s McGee’s second-ever rendition of Weather Report‘s “River People”, followed by the 2018-vintage “Whistle Kids”. “Gents” was up next, followed by a horn-bolstered “Looks” featuring a jam on Motley Crue‘s “Dr. Feelgood”.The Umphrey’s debut of Little Feat‘s “Fat Man in the Bathtub” came next followed by “Comma Later” before the set wrapped up with the band’s first and only rendition of Miles Davis‘ “It’s About That Time” of 2018.As midnight approached, the third and final set of the night began with the core band working through “Hurt Bird Bath”. The Filthy Little Secret Horns returned for “Attachments”, which moved into the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” as calendars flipped to 2019 and balloons and confetti showered the crowd. You can watch pro-shot footage of Umphrey’s McGee’s New Year’s countdown below:last_img read more

Man who wore horns at US Capitol to get organic food in jail

first_imgPHOENIX (AP) — A judge ordered corrections authorities to provide organic food to an Arizona man who is accused of participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns. The move came Wednesday after a lawyer for Jacob Chansley complained his client has gone the past nine days without eating because organic food isn’t served at the Washington jail where he’s housed. Chansley’s attorney, Albert Watkins, said his client considers eating organic food to be part of his “shamanic belief system and way of life.” Court records say Chansley told investigators he came to the Capitol after the president appealed to patriots.last_img read more

How to win with women small business owners

first_imgCredit unions have an immediate advantage with women small business owners.   All the same reasons why women use credit unions for their personal accounts apply to their business accounts as well – low fees and rates, more personalized service, a community focus, and in some cases, local loan approval.Here’s more good news. A Mastercard study found that 80% of women prefer to have most or all of their accounts at one bank. So if she has her personal accounts with you, there is a high likelihood she would like to have her business accounts with you as well.What are the differences between men and women business owners?There are far more similarities than differences in male and female business owners. But there are some differences, in general, in how they grow their businesses.One of the top differences is how men and women think about financing.    Men tend to look at financing as a necessary investment.  Women can look at financing as an unnecessary expense, especially early on. Men are focused on growing their business as quickly as possible.  Women often focus on growing their business more organically, focusing on getting it right over growing it too fast. This may be a result of traditional differences in how men and women approach financial risk.More differences surfaced when Bank of the West conducted an online survey in 2014.  The survey found that women did more due diligence, asked for more professional advice and were more prepared than male business owners. Yet male business owners were better funded.Business credit opportunitiesAll of this spells a big opportunity for credit unions to talk to women business owners about credit, whether it’s opening up a business credit card account, or applying for a loan.Women are starting businesses at a record pace. They are doing their due diligence. And yet there is still a concern that they will not qualify for credit.   So be their trusted resource.Talk to business owners about their different credit options. Discuss when it’s best to use a business credit card, a loan, or a line of credit. Also talk about setting up a business loan vs. dipping into personal savings or their home equity.Ask women business owners, “If money was no object, what changes would you make in your business?” Help her map out which changes would help her business grow faster and how your services can facilitate those changes.Share stories of business owners in similar situations and how you helped them.Help her separate business and personal. Some people build businesses “on the side” while they are still working at their day job. If she (or he) is running that business through their personal account, show them the benefits of creating a separate business account (preparing taxes, tracking expenses, etc.)Ask your female members if they are running or helping to run a business.   Reach out to local women business groups. Ask them what questions they have about the right and wrong time to reach out for credit.   Then be their trusted resource, providing answers and helping them grow their businesses. That’s something every business owner is interested in. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Buchanan Holly Buchanan is the author of Selling Financial Services to Women – What Men Need to Know and Even Women Will Be Surprised to Learn. She is the co-author of The … Web: www.SellingFinancialServicesToWomen.com Detailslast_img read more

5 ways to use your refinance savings

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Refinancing your home can have many benefits, but the main one that typically entices borrowers is the potential to save money on monthly payments. For some, a refinance could result in a decreased interest rate and subsequent savings on their monthly payment. If you’re fortunate enough to have that result, don’t spend that extra money just yet! Consider one of these options to make the most of your refinance savings.Pay off debt with high interest ratesDo you have have any loans or pesky credit cards with high interest rates? Consider paying those off first. Doing so can free up funds for you to invest in other ways.Build your emergency savingsHaving money set aside just in case is always a smart idea. Should a financial emergency occur, having a savings account ready for use in this situation could be a lifesaver. If your emergency savings fund is lacking, or if you don’t have one at all, you may want to set aside the money you’ve saved through refinancing. continue reading »last_img read more

Seven keys to compliance management

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » When it comes to the critical credit union priority of compliance, you have to do it right. With a compliance management system (CMS), you can stay on track and be sure you are remaining compliant.A CMS is a comprehensive program that helps your credit union remain fully aligned with all appropriate laws and regulations. Done correctly, it spans all aspects of your day-to-day operations.Think of it as a compliance game plan, one with several key elements designed to work together to both ensure compliance and help your credit union gain operational efficiencies. When rules and regulations stop being roadblocks to what you are trying to accomplish, it becomes a smoother and more streamlined operation.Here is a quick look at each of those key elements:last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Feb. 8

first_imgAbortion law reveals state as heartlessI’m a woman, a mother of four children, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of sixteen. I’m also a registered professional nurse. No one can convince me that a “baby in the womb” is not a living human being.Therefore, I’m thoroughly disappointed, disgusted and heart-sick over the law that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature passed last week. How can they be so heartless toward these most innocent, helpless human beings?The Bible says, “Thou shalt not kill.” This is exactly what they will be doing. Beware of God’s judgment.Paula J. MyersSchenectady However, his followers disagree. They “provide no details, no resources, no factual basis” for their support. They simply reject the reality of Donald Trump and substitute it with a fantasy of their own.Walter WoukSummit Impeach Trump to rid country of himWe’re being held hostage by a man who in two short years has transformed us from the greatest, most respected nation on Earth to an ineffective laughing stock among the world’s community.   Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDemagogues spew hate as motivationDemagogues fabricate fear to motivate their followers.The Feb. 2 New York Times reported the death of Prof. Leonard Dinnerstein, a historian and leading scholar of anti-Semitism in the United States. He was the author of “The Leo Frank Case,” about a Jewish factory manager in Atlanta who was falsely accused of murdering Mary Phagan, a young employee of the factory. An angry mob riled by anti-Semitism lynched the innocent Frank. We are a country ruled by law, and yet the man purporting to lead us is one of the most prolific lawbreakers ever to hold office.  Honesty, morality and ethics have always been the backbone of our society, yet Trump is the antithesis of that role model.  Before Donald Trump is through with us, you can be sure he will have been or will soon be indicted for collusion, treason, obstruction of justice, income tax evasion, fraud, witness tampering, hate crimes sex abuse and should be for slavery, kidnapping and homicide. Fewer than 40 percent of our population agrees with him,  and yet we can’t find a way to stop him short of impeachment?  He’s a petulant, vindictive child. Can you imagine how much havoc he would raise, damage he would do, during the time it takes to initiate and go through the process of impeachment? It may be that the Constitution itself needs some tweaking if a man like Trump can continue to hold the office of president while doing such obvious harm to our government. The law of common sense says something needs to be done now, and if nothing else can be found, then begin impeachment immediately before it’s too late.Ed RohrmeierGlenville Dinnerstein’s “Anti-Semitism in America” quoted one demagogue warning of “200,000 Communist Jews at the Mexican border waiting to get into this country to rape women.” If you change the target of the demagogue’s hate, isn’t this similar to the hateful tweets from the White House?Mark MarkovitzNiskayuna Trump supporters blindly reject realityThe Rev. Dan Vojir, in a recent column on the OpEdNews website, wrote:“There is no depth, no substance to the 45th President of the United States.” He provides no details, no resources, no factual basis, not even any continuity of any sort to his rhetoric. He seems to think that he doesn’t really need to present any substance, just what he calls ‘common sense’ and ‘gut instincts’ punctuated with ‘I know more about ___ (fill in the blank) than anyone.’”The reverend’s comment succinctly defines the gelatinous gas bag known as Donald Trump and, by extension, his followers. I can understand the disgust with the political status quo that led people to vote for Donald Trump. But that was then, and this is now. And now it should be clear to anyone with a shred of objectivity that Trump is a run-away train in search of a wreck.  Covington kids got raw deal from media Press needs to be more responsibleI call your attention to The Daily Gazette Feb. 2 edition. Specifically, the article on page A4 of the Business section, entitled “Foxconn affirms plan for Wis. factory” and the essay on page E1 of the Opinion page, entitled “Trump’s ‘deals’ aren’t working out the way he promised.”Mr. Waldman, the author of the Opinion page piece, in his effort to bash President Trump, had failed to perform his due diligence. His failure was compounded by The Gazette and The Washington Post. I value a free press, but a responsibility and obligation come with being a member of the free press.How are we, as readers, supposed to make informed decisions if our newspapers shirk their responsibility?Stephen B. AmesMaltaEditor’s Note: The new Foxcomm development broke after the deadline for the Opinion page. Liberal Dems show how dumb they areI’m going to show you how stupid the Democratic liberals are. About seven or eight years ago, President Obama passed the enhanced license law. The enhanced law states that if you want to go to Mexico or Canada, you need the enhanced license.The real ID license what you need to get on the plane to fly only in the United States or to enter a federal building. I’m a 100 percent disabled veteran from World War II. I went to motor vehicles to get the real ID license.They said I need a birth certificate for proof of lawful status in the United States. I had my discharge papers that shows the date I was born and where I was born. They wouldn’t except my discharge papers. Now, if I don’t get my real ID license, that means I can’t go to the VA hospital, because the VA hospital is a federal building. This shows how stupid the Democratic officials are in office. They are fighting President Trump about the wall that will protect us all. Wake up, you stupid Democrats.I’m willing to donate $10,000 to build the wall to protect this country. I was paid 70 cents a day in World War II to protect this country.Vincent BelardoAlbany This is in response to Sally Magid’s Jan. 26 letter about the Covington High School boys. This is fake news reported about them. The boys were in Washington for the 46th annual March for Life, which The Gazette should have reported as front-page news, instead barely reported. That story in itself is front-page news. The boys were there supporting all life, innocent life. The boys and their chaperones were waiting for their bus when a small group of Black Israelites called them racist and homophobic slurs for over an hour. Then the Native American vet came over to the boys beating his drum. I saw calm, curious young men listening to the drummer. These boys were respectful and acted better than the adults and reporters. The reporting of this event was shameful, and they should be held responsible.And by the way, there is nothing wrong with “MAGA” hats, which to me mean exactly what they say: “Make American Great Again.”Mary FlynnSchenectady Trade deal is bad for United States Congressional approval of USMCA (the three-country trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada) will cause a nightmare in future trade agreement negotiations. It includes multiple provisions with dangerous consequences. It sets a preliminary pattern for future agreements the United States may wish to negotiate, and will limit the boundaries to be considered, as norms will have been established for future negotiations.For instance, the USMCA places itself in the jurisdiction of the United Nations. This means compliance with the World Trade Organization and subjects us to the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, and other U.N. agreements, such as the Law of the Sea Treaty (which the United States has not ratified), etc.No matter how you look at the USMCA agreement, it would include being under the control of international authorities without the required constitutional approval of Congress. This is an issue of sovereignty the citizens of the United States of America cannot afford to allow happen. Our sovereignty cost too much to be lost in any trade agreement.George Van SchaickRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Superdrug and Tesco take C&A

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