New Commander aboard USS Chafee

first_img View post tag: Commander Commander Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 25.Littmann served as the ship’s executive officer through a 7th Fleet deployment, participation in Operation Valiant Shield, and Koa Kai 2012 before assuming command in April 2013.During his command tour, Littmann led Chafee through an extended maintenance period and basic phase as well as earning the ship’s second Battle “E” for combat-ready excellence.For his successful tour on board, Littmann was presented the Meritorious Service Medal by Capt. Christopher Bushnell, commander, Destroyer Squadron 31. Littmann is scheduled to transfer to Washington, D.C. for his next tour.After reading his orders and assuming command, Thompson addressed the crew.Thompson assumed the position of executive officer of Chafee March 17, 2013.Thompson is a native of San Marcos, California, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1997, and also holds an MBA from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, California.Thompson’s sea tours have been spent serving in the Asian Pacific Theater. His division officer assignments include duty as damage control assistant and first lieutenant on board USS George Philip (FFG 12) as well as a tour as the navigator aboard USS Cape St. George (CG 71).As a department head, he served as the weapons and combat systems officer aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53).This change of command was the seventh in the ship’s 11 years of service.USS Chafee is named for the late Sen. John Chafee who served in the U.S. Marine Corps both at Guadalcanal and in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines “Dog Company” during the Korean War. Chafee went on to serve as secretary of the Navy, governor, and senator of the state of Rhode Island.[mappress mapid=”14582″]Press release, Image: US Navy New Commander aboard USS Chafee View post tag: americas Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS Chafee Share this article December 2, 2014 View post tag: New View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today New Commander aboard USS Chafee View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Teddy Hall close in on Worcester

first_imgSt. Edmund Hall 2 – 1 Lincoln Teddy Hall laboured to victory over Lincoln on Wednesday in a match that belied the polar League positions of the two teams. If Hall were hoping for a routine win over a team with a solitary point to their name this season before a string of tricky fixtures in the coming weeks, they were certainly shaken by a determined performance from their opponents. In an attempt to stir Hall to improve on recent performances – a scrappy league win at Jesus and Cuppers shoot out victory against Queen’s – captain John Waldron asked his team to ‘enjoy themselves’ during the game. It was Lincoln, however, that started brightest in a high-tempo, if scrappy, opening. They were unfortunate not to make the most of a defensive mix-up early on, while they did not make the most of a series of reasonable openings carved by the clever running of their strikers, with number 9 dragging a shot wide of Ielpo’s left post. While Lincoln continued to create anxious moments for their defence, Hall’s confidence in attack grew as the half wore on; Tom Theodore and Ed Morse began to dictate the midfield, and Lincoln were gradually forced back towards their goal. Lincoln showed impressive resolve, however, with a stubborn pressing game that frustrated Hall’s attacking players who were allowed little time on the ball. Persistence paid off though for Hall, though, as chances eventually came. After great work by Morse and Wilfred Frost, Talbot-Smith’s goalbound effort was hacked away, Will Herbert nodded just wide, while Frost was disappointed not to finish when the ball fell kindly at his feet a few yards out. Nutton, the Lincoln ‘keeper, was having an assured game and the Hall strikers could hardly believe it when his stunning double save kept them out when the opening goal looked certain. When a push on Charlie Talbot- Smith in the Lincoln box was waved away by the referee, it seemed that Hall were in for a frustrating afternoon, but within minutes a long balled was flicked on to Frost who nodded calmly over the stranded ‘keeper to Hall’s considerable relief. Hall came out strongly in the second half, with Talbot-Smith, Morse and Theodore going close. Then when a powerful Waldron header flew out of defence, Talbot-Smith collected and managed to break free and continue his good form in front of goal to finish in the roof of the net for his side’s second. Hall, though, knew that any slip up could easily knock them out of the title race, and their nerves, even when two in front, contrasted with the attitude of their opponents; comments such as ‘let’s double our points tally boys!’ suggested that were playing like a team under no pressure and were enjoying playing on such a fine and sunny winter afternoon. Lincoln, galvanized by Symons in midfield, began to play simple yet dangerously effective football, threatening their increasingly distracted- looking opposition. Their wide players proved a particularly potent outlet, providing the strikers with several clear-cut opportunities to deservedly get back in the game. The pressure soon told, a free kick half-heartedly cleared by Hall and eventually bouncing to a Lincoln striker to volley home. But ultimately this was not enough as Hall’s title hopes were saved from embarrassment by the referee’s full-time whistle. Unnerved by this terrier-like and spirited performance from Lincoln, Hall were left despondent at their performance and their inability to make ground on Worcester’s superior goal difference. Minutes later, though, they were celebrating at having closed the gap to a single point after their rival’s unexpected draw at Brasenose. The title race this year may yet prove far closer than originally Ed Hallidaylast_img read more

IS IT TRUE JUNE 29, 2017

first_img EDITORS FOOTNOTES:  If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] .Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of our advertisers. IS IT TRUE that it’s being alleged that Deaconess Hospital-Evansville recently signed a “Letter of Intent” with Henderson Methodist Community Hospital agreeing that both entities would cooperate in the sharing of physicians and other hospital services?IS IT TRUE that it’s also being alleged that Deaconess Hospital-Evansville may be considering a move to help secure a bond debt owed by Henderson’s Methodist Community Hospital to the tune of $25 to $30 million dollars?  …if this is true it would seemingly allow Deaconess Hospital-Evansville to secure some financial and operative controls over Henderson’s Methodist Community Hospital?IS IT TRUE we have been told that the Methodist church of Kentucky may have some legitimate interest in the finances of Henderson Methodist Community Hospital?  … that the Henderson Methodist Community Hospital Board of Directors should be concerned about how the Methodist Church of Kentucky will look at any contractual agreement with Deaconess Hospital-Evansville?IS IT TRUE we wonder why members of the main stream has been so quiet about the Henderson’s Methodist Community Hospital and Deaconess Hospital-Evansville issue?IS IT TRUE we highly recommend that the Henderson’s Methodist Community Hospital Board of Director pay special attention to the concerns of their 1600 plus employees concerning any contractural agreements that may effect their employment status?IS IT TRUE that Teamsters Local 215 Awards $210,000 In Scholarship Funds for 2017?  …we will be publishing a detailed list of the winners next week?IS IT TRUE that earlier this week County Commissioner Ben Shoulders had a car wreck?  …he is doing fine?IS IT TRUE we still can’t believe the way City Councilwoman Mercer verbally insulted veteran Councilwoman Connie Robinson during the last Council meeting? …Councilwoman Mercer would do herself justice if she would attack the deficit spending habits of the Mayor and not fellow Councilwoman Robinson? EDITORS FOOTNOTES: “READERS POLL” question is: If the election were held today for Democratic party nomination for Mayor of Evansville who would you vote for? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Dean Ween Covers His Favorite Parliament Song As A Tribute To Bernie Worrell [Listen]

first_imgWeen guitarist Mickey Melchiondo aka “Dean Ween” and keyboardist Glenn McClelland have released a cover of the classic Parliament track “Liquid Sunshine” in honor of the recently passed Bernie Worrell, who wrote the track for the group’s 1978 Motor Booty Affair album. The famed keyboardist, who finally succumbed to his battle with cancer late last month, was the architect of many of P-Funk’s biggest hits.Bernie Worrell Passes Away After Lengthy Battle With CancerMelchiondo and McClelland had this to say about the cover: “A tribute to the funkiest keyboard player to ever grace this planet, or anywhere in the known universe. I’m not even sure he was from this planet actually, a once in a lifetime master along the lines of Jimi, or Ravi Shankar.This was always my favorite Bernie track—the whole Motor Booty affair record actually. I consider it his P-Funk masterpiece, the whole damn album is the best P-Funk keyboard record to my ears. Rest in P Doctor Woo. Glenn McClelland and Deaner.”last_img read more

GRC looks to engage students through LGBTQ History Month, Relationship Violence Awareness Month

first_imgThroughout the month of October, students will have the opportunity to collect free rainbow toothbrushes, stuffed unicorns, t-shirts and a variety of free food across campus.The reason? The Gender Relations Center is hosting a series of events to commemorate LGBTQ History Month and Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) this October.Sara Agostinelli, assistant director for LGBTQ student initiatives, said this is the first year the GRC is hosting events throughout LGBTQ History Month.“[We’re asking] how can we share information and knowledge about the history of LGBTQ people with campus, but also, how can we bring people together and just use it as an opportunity for people to engage with each other?” she said. “… As much as we’re giving away free things, we’re giving away information, and I think helping dispel things people might not know or misconceptions people might have.”Assistant director for outreach, student leadership and assessment John Johnstin is leading Relationship Violence Awareness Month efforts. He said the month’s biggest events include the Time to Heal Dinner, Kintsugi and a presentation on the effects of porn on relationships.“The biggest goal would be to raise awareness about the topic of relationship violence, discuss healing and provide resources,” Johnstin said in an email.Throughout the month, the GRC hopes to raise awareness around overlooked topics and issues on campus, Agostinelli said.“People might not know October is LGBTQ history month and I think it also allows us to engage with people and help bring that awareness,” she said. “As we move into November with Stand Against Hate Week — which is really about intersectionality and how you address that — I think it helps provides some nice foundational information that allows us to continue that work of why it’s important to all of campus.”For Johnstin, the most rewarding part of planning this month’s events has been “seeing how important this topic is to so many students.”“It is a topic that impacts so many people in so many ways but is not frequently discussed,” he said.Similarly, Agostinelli said many students may not have a broad knowledge of the LGBTQ community’s history. On Oct. 22 and Oct. 25, the GRC is hosting a trivia night to help educate students about LGBTQ history, she said.“I think it’s a fun way to invite people in who might not normally come to an LGBTQ event,” she said. “They’re going to have some prizes, so I think [we’re] kind of inviting people in to learn about that history, that maybe isn’t something they’ve learned whether in middle school, high school, their history classes now.”Planning for both RVAM and LGBTQ History Month began in August, Agostinelli said, and she and Johnstin have been working throughout the past few months to coordinate events.“I think our work is very intersectional,” she said. “And so we wanted to find some ways to tie the two months together … so kind of trying to mix it between educational events, social events, faith events. That way we can engage different students in different ways.”Overall, Agostinelli said she hopes the GRC’s events are able to engage a wide variety of students.“I think the hope is to engage different students at different times and spaces and in what calls to them,” she said. “For some students, a faith group is really what’s going to call to them and for others, it’s playing trivia for a rainbow toothbrush.”Tags: Gender Relations Center, GRC, LGBTQ History Month, Relationship Violence Awareness Monthlast_img read more

CARTS Offering Free Rides To Veterans, Active Military On Veterans Day

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – On Veterans Day all veterans and active military men and women can ride city fixed routes for free on the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System, CARTS.“Today and every day we would like to thank and honor our veterans and active military members, who define selfless service,” said Michele Westphal, Senior Project Coordinator of CARTS.For more information about CARTS, visit or, or call 800-388-6534. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgGardeners are known to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. They’re eternal optimists. They always see the next year as being better than any before.So, for you gardeners, here are a few yard and garden resolutions – just for consideration, mind you! I know you have your own.Regardless of the type of yard or garden, proper planning is the key to success. Outstanding gardens and landscapes rarely happen by accident. So if you propose new plants for 2001, draw up a plan this winter.The No. 1 FactorPlease consider the No. 1 factor. How much water does it need? Other factors to consider are the height and spread, hardiness, preferred habitat and maintenance needs of the plants.Winter is a great time to put together a maintenance calendar, too, for existing landscape plantings and the vegetable garden. This will assure that they’re cared for properly and remain attractive and productive.Depending on what types of plants exist or may be in future plans, consider pruning, fertilizing, weed control, dividing and reseeding, and how these practices fit into your schedule.Pest Management, TooAnother important thing to put into your yard and garden resolutions should be sound pest management practices in 2001. Start by always identifying the problem, then looking at possible ways to manage it. Management may or may not include pesticide use.When using pesticides, resolve to always use extreme care and follow all label directions. The label tells you how to mix, apply, store and otherwise handle the product. Don’t assume pesticides will be the “cure-alls” to problems. Consider them as one potential tool in a complete plant-management program.Yard, Garden SoilsThink about improving yard and garden soils in 2001. Poor drainage, compaction, low pH (acidic), lack of nutrients and large amounts of clay are among the problems facing landscape and vegetable-garden soils. Consider soil testing, adding organic matter and following proper watering and fertilizing programs in 2001.One important resolution is to maintain your landscape with less water. Think about drip irrigation combined with mulches. You can’t beat it.Another gardening year, which saw a variety of problems showing up on yard and garden plantings, has passed. A lack of water was by far the most pressing problem in Georgia gardens.We’re still going to enjoy gardening. Let’s just do it more wisely.last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Hosts US-Chile Space Engagement Talks with USSPACECOM and US Space Force

first_imgBy U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs November 10, 2020 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) hosted U.S.-Chile Space Engagement Talks with U.S. military and Chilean representatives during separate virtual sessions October 28-29.The virtual talks served to reinforce the United States and Chile’s already strong security partnership while highlighting opportunities for cooperation in space — the fifth domain.Participants from the Chilean Air Force, U.S. Space Force, SOUTHCOM, and U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) took part in the talks.“Chile is one of U.S. Space Command’s strongest partners in Latin America,” said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Pete Atkinson, USSPACECOM chief of International Engagements.“Foundational to our partnership is promoting a safe, stable, sustainable, and secure space environment. We look forward to increased cooperation and collaboration with Chile as we go forward together.”The talks provided a platform for Chile to share its national goals for their military and civil space programs, and for the U.S. to identify opportunities to enhance integration and interoperability with this important South American partner.Both the U.S. and Chile are members of the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which promotes the peaceful international use and exploration of space.By facilitating dialogue on the topics of space situational awareness, cooperation, and planning, research and development, partnerships with the commercial space industry, and training and education, these talks strengthened each country’s respective space programs and support the safe and peaceful use of space worldwide.last_img read more

Allen, Norton & Blue wins Tallahassee Smoke-off

first_img June 1, 2006 Regular News Allen, Norton & Blue wins Tallahassee Smoke-off Allen, Norton & Blue wins Tallahassee Smoke-off Allen, Norton & Blue’s staff was all smiles after competing in the Second Annual Tallahassee Smoke-off to benefit the Girls and Boys Town of North Florida.The firm’s Tallahassee office competed with 17 other teams and took home first place in the general pork category and fourth place in the ribs category.The event raised nearly $6,000 for the Girls and Boys Town of North Florida, which is dedicated to providing children with a safe, caring, and loving environment where they can gain confidence to get better and learn skills to become productive citizens.Member of the winning team included Mark Bonfanti, Tom Hoffer, Michael Mattimore, Luke Savage, Avery McKnight, Jason Vail, Mark Thomas, and Robert Larkin.last_img read more

Vinkovci started the process of branding Vinkovci as a tourist destination

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the city of Vinkovci has started the process of branding Vinkovci as a tourist desirable destination.The need for branding was also recognized by the CNTB, which, according to the CNTB’s Public Invitation for tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas, granted support in the amount of HRK 60.000,00, while the rest of the necessary funds will be provided from the budget of Vinkovci. The Institute for Tourism is in charge of drafting the branding project, which has so far been involved in drafting various documentation in Vukovar-Srijem County, as well as in drafting the Master Plan for Tourism Development in the city of Vinkovci.The goal of the project is to raise the level of recognizability of Vinkovci in the tourist market and give guidelines for creating an offer that will ‘revive’ the brand and attract more guests, and the document will analyze the current state of marketing in the destination, develop a brand concept and promotion strategy. ” Branding is a process, it’s not just a logo and slogan. It is a long-term process because we give the brand a promise that must be delivered to the destination. The whole destination has to tell the story of that brand. This document is the guideline and core of the entire brand, and thus the starting point for all day promotional activities and the development of the entire tourist offer that should be adapted to the uniqueness that Vinkovci offers and what distinguishes them from other destinations.”Said the project manager, Ph.D. Snježana Boranić Živoder from the Institute of Tourism.For the needs of the project, two surveys were conducted. The first, which referred to the survey of perceptions about the city of Vinkovci among the people of Zagreb, showed that the first associations with Vinkovci were: Vinkovci Autumns, Slavonia, Slavonians, East and the song ‘Come to Vinkovci’. Among the predefined associations, the respondents most often singled out: Vinkovci Autumn, Slavonia, NK Cibalia, gastronomy and railway. The people of Zagreb mostly agree with the claims that ‘Vinkovci is an experience of Slavonia’, ‘City of tradition and customs’ and ‘city of rich cultural and historical heritage’. The most associated with Vinkovci are gold, yellow and green.Another study showed that Vinkovci has been mentioned about 2 times in the online media in the last four months, about 900 times in the context of tourism. They are mostly mentioned in Croatian, less in English and very modestly in German and Slovenian.This is the first foundation for the strategic and sustainable development of a tourist destination, of course if the document is made with quality and does not remain somewhere in the drawer to collect dust. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2017.Related news:VINKOVCI AS THE OLDEST CITY IN EUROPE MUST BE THE MAIN STAR OF EUROPEAN TOURISM,VINKOVCI AS THE OLDEST CITY IN EUROPE MUST BE THE MAIN STAR OF EUROPEAN TOURISMlast_img read more