USS Russell Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Russell Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam View post tag: Joint View post tag: Pearl View post tag: Russell View post tag: Harbor-Hickam View post tag: USS View post tag: Base USS Russell Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam View post tag: Navalcenter_img April 25, 2012 View post tag: Navy Share this article Training & Education View post tag: News by topic Families and friends welcomed back the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 23, following completion of a successful eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.“I am exceptionally pleased and proud of the tremendous performance of every Sailor aboard Russell during this challenging deployment,” said Cmdr. Joseph Carrigan, Russell’s commanding officer. “I believe I speak for each member of the crew when I say that we are thrilled to be home with our families, friends and the greater Pearl Harbor Ohana.”Russell and its crew of nearly 300 Sailors conducted a wide range of operations, including ballistic missile defense, maritime security operations, and oil platform defense. Additionally, the ship and her crew participated in multinational exercises with NATO allies and Gulf partner nations in support of theater security cooperation and operations.Mike McGuinness, the father of Seaman Matt McGuinness, flew from New Jersey to greet his son at the pier as the ship arrived.“I thought it would be a good idea to come out and surprise him,” said Mike. “This is his first deployment. He has been in the Navy for one and a half years.”While at the Arabian Gulf, Russell integrated with Carrier Strike Groups George H. W. Bush, John C. Stennis, and Abraham Lincoln, supporting a variety of missions. Additionally, Russell served as the Ballistic Missile Defense Commander platform for Commander Task Force 50 for two months, participating in 15 system operability tests, two joint air defense exercises, and a bilateral amphibious exercise with Saudi Arabia. “While deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations, USS Russell consistently demonstrated unparalleled operational excellence and mission accomplishment while conducting maritime security operations, ballistic missile defense operations, maritime infrastructure protection, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support,” said Carrigan.The officers and crew enjoyed several port visits in the western Pacific, East Asia, the Indian Ocean, and the Middle East, including Guam, the Philippines, the Maldives, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong and continued the U.S. Navy’s longstanding tradition of ambassadorship.During the ship’s visit to Gan, Maldives, Russell Sailors connected with their Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) counterparts and interacted with the local community. Russell Sailors participated in soccer matches and culinary exchanges where coast guardsmen from the Maldivian coast guard ship (CGS) Shaheed Ali taught Sailors how to cook traditional Maldivian dishes aboard Russell.Guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare surface combatants. They operate independently for support of carrier and expeditionary strike groups and surface strike groups.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 25, 2012; View post tag: Returnslast_img read more

3 questions with DCUC’s Anthony Hernandez

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Anthony Hernandez, President and CEO of DCUC for a quick interview with just 3 questions:(0:39) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(10:12) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(16:02) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?You can learn more about DCUC’s response to the COVID-19 crisis here.last_img read more

TLP submits final Swansea lagoon fish impact assessment

first_imgTidal Lagoon Power (TLP) has filed the final assessment of the impact on fish for Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project to Natural Resources Wales as part of marine license procurement process.Following discussions with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and its external fisheries advisers, the impacts on fish have now been modeled using an Alternative Draw Zone (ADZ) methodology, TLP informed.“Based on the Monte Carlo analysis conducted on the ADZ models, an approach agreed with NRW’s fisheries advisers, the results show that impacts on both marine and migratory fish species are likely to be very low, and much lower than the figures established by NRW in November 2016,” TLP said.This agreed assessment approach is in addition to the IBM encounter rate and STRIKER injury rate models that were submitted for the Development Consent Order (DCO) application and considered by the Secretary of State when the DCO was granted, according to TLP.To remind, TLP and NRW entered dispute over the predicted fish death rates caused by the lagoon late in 2016.TLP argued that NRW’s figures, which were interpreted as having ‘major adverse effects’ on the fish in the area, were ‘misleading’ and that the effects were demonstrated to be minimal.As the Welsh government’s body in charge of sustainable management of its natural resources, NRW decides on issuing marine licenses which are required before starting marine works for any project.“NRW will now agree their consultation process before confirming timescales for a decision. We very much hope to receive the marine license from NRW for this transformational project in early 2018,” TLP said.TLP believes that the potential impact on migratory and marine fish species, along with associated assessments under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations and Water Framework Directive, are the only remaining issues to be addressed before the marine license can be determined.The proposed £1.3 billion Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, with the capacity of 320MW, comprises 16 hydro turbines, and a six mile breakwater wall.Once constructed, it will be capable of generating electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years.last_img read more

“Raise standards, not fees” – UG students threaten days of disruption

first_img– Deputy Mayor joins protest By Devina SamarooResounding were their voices though the turnout was small as University of Guyana (UG) students vented extreme disgust over the mounting issues that continue to cause many inconveniences and obstruct their pursuit of higher education.Fired up by University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) president Joshua Griffith, the handful of disgruntled students threatened more days of disruption, as they demanded a raise in the standard of services provided, as opposed to a raise in tuition fees which the administration continues to impose.Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan joined the protest at UG“The issues here are real and we know because we faced them… Mr President, do you know that because of the services provided by the same loan agencies, and the laxity thereof and the substandard delivery, that students are unable to write exams because they don’t get their loan awards on time!” Griffith, with loudspeaker in hand and the colours of the Guyana flag draped around his neck, charged to the students.“How many more students would it take to be allegedly raped, and actually raped but not publicised, before you intervene; how many cars must be broken into; how many fires must we have, before you intervene decisively,” the young leader declared as he explained the relentless efforts made by the UGSS to reach out to government.“Like Peter, three times we tried and three times we were denied to meet with the President. How long more must we wait for an audience?” Griffith demanded as he threatened to move the protest to outside of the Ministry of the Presidency and Education Ministry on Wednesday morning, providing they do not receive a satisfactory response from the relevant authorities before.“How can you, our government, not include us in your 100 days plan? And a few weeks from now would make your one year in Office and you still have not met with the students of your national tertiary education institution; stop playing politics with our students, stop playing politics with our education,” Griffith exploded as he explained that all the students want is for government to ensure the delivery of better services that meet the desired standard they spoke so vociferously about during the campaign trail.Deputy MayorDeputy Mayor of Georgetown Sherod Duncan, currently pursuing his masters in communication at UG, joined in solidarity with his fellow students, calling on the administration to proactively intervene and address the numerous concerns.“I am a student as well, and this is a struggle that we’ve been under for a very long time, so I had to come and show my support with these students,” he explained.Duncan posited that the affairs of UG are also a concern for City Hall.Also, given his strong alliance with the APNU/AFC coalition, Duncan is certain he will be able to influence central government to reach out to the disheartened students.LabsStudents under the Faculty of Natural Sciences are beyond perturbed over the fact there are no labs for first- and second-year students who are in their final academic year.Faculty representative Xiomara Griffith explained that the administration proposed that all outstanding labs be done during the summer.“For over 200 students! We strongly believe that this is unfair and students weren’t consulted so they could not prepare their minds for it. And UG fails to realise that we are in a global space and there are international students who live here who do these very course and they would want to go home to their families on their holiday,” she posited.GradesThe untimely release of students’ grades also continues to be a worrying concern.According to one student, students usually have to wait about three months before their grades are released. Students are also concerned about the customary increase in the various fees required by the administration. They disclosed that there are rumours that there will be the announcement of another increase.“They are raising our fees so by now we expect some sort of change because our fees are bumped up so high. My mother is a single parent, you understand, she has to find money to pay for me to come to this University and they are treating us this way… we need a change, it is about time,” explained Chelsea Lewis. Law school  Likewise, law students are up in arms over the way injustice continues to be meted out against them, especially regarding the extra mile they are required to take in order to pursue an education in the field.                                                                       Demands for a local law school were fresh as concerns were over the limit on the number of students who are entitled to move on to attain their law degree.“We need a law school here; the Attorney General Basil Williams is telling us that that is not a priority. How distasteful is that. It is not right, it is hypocritical because, you are saying one thing before you got into power and now because you now have the power and the authority to make a difference, now you’re saying something else; and then next elections you are going to come and give us some pity story because you want our votes, it is not right,” expressed Yonica Rolland, a second-year law student.She added: “This is the only university here and it is a shame that we have to go to Trinidad and Tobago to finish off our degree and pay a lot of money. And this is only restricted to the top 25 student. Our class has 80 strong, what will happen to the remainder, everybody can’t make the top 25. There is no system in place for others who will not make the top 25. You’re telling me because I am not in the top 25, I cannot fulfil my dream of becoming a lawyer or an attorney?”last_img read more

Police lay charges against man accused of forging signature of Oilers superstar

first_imgEdmonton police have laid charges against a man who is accused of forging the signature of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid on authentic team jerseys, then selling them to score big profits.They say in April 2018, a 23-year-old man contacted several people on Facebook claiming he was employed by either the Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group or Pro Am Sports, and was selling autographed McDavid jerseys.Investigators believe he sold two of the items bearing bogus signatures to someone for $1,400, then defrauded another person of $23,000 through the sale of the same gear this past February.Police say the Oilers organization and Pro Am Sports confirm that the autographs on the jerseys sold in April 2018 were not authentic.Police have charged Chandra Vinesh Singh — also known as Vinesh Singh or Vinny — with fraud, forging documents and false pretence.They believe other people may have been caught by the same alleged scam and they are asking anyone who has contacted the accused and bought McDavid jerseys to come forward.Police are also reminding people to use caution when buying merchandise from non-licensed vendors and individuals online.“We thank the Edmonton Police Service for their diligence on this matter,” Oilers Entertainment Group senior vice-president Tim Shipton said in a statement.“We are fortunate to have fans who support the team through the purchase of memorabilia, but this is a good reminder for our fans to always go to trusted sources.” The Canadian Presslast_img read more

From Where I Stand Jody Wilson Raybould releases book ten years in

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsFormer attorney general of Canada and justice minister Jody Wilson Raybould has released her book “From Where I Stand,” ahead of the federal election Oct. 21 where she is running as an independent candidate.Wilson-Raybould held a book signing event in Vancouver where a long line of people stood to meet her.Roechelle Gaudet from Alberta was one of them.“I’m very excited, it’s an absolute honour to shake hands with this lady,” said Gaudet. “She stands for everything I believe in and everything I stand for back home.“I’m thrilled and can’t wait to see her back in the House of Commons.”Wilson Raybould says the book took her ten years to finish and provides insight into the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.It provides potential solutions on how to move forward with true reconciliation and to rebuild nations.“We can move beyond the history of denial of rights in this country when it comes to Indigenous peoples and to create the space for Indigenous nations within Canada to re-build,” said Wilson Raybould. “And one of those solutions that not only have I been advocating but Indigenous peoples for as long as I can remember is a frame work for rights recognition and to enable Indigenous communities to translate the minimum standards for example in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples the full box of rights that is section 35 of our constitution into practical and meaningful benefits on the ground in communities.”Wilson Raybould is currently on the campaign trail trying to hold her Vancouver-Granville seat as an independent.At a campaign rally in Vancouver recently, she committed to pursuing the truth and change through non-partisan co-operation.“My time in federal politics I don’t think is done and my grandmother always taught me that you have an important voice you need to use your voice and use it to ultimately use it to improve the lives of people so that’s what I’m going to do,” she said.Wilson-Raybould left the Liberal party over the SNC Lavallin affair.She’s hoping to hold the seat against Liberal party challenger, Taleeb Noormohamed, a 42 year-old tech entrepreneur.Also running in the riding is climate activist Yvonne Hanson for the NDP, former Ottawa political staffer Zach Segal for the Conservatives, and Naomi Chocyk, a one-time constituency staffer for Wilson-Raybould, for the People’s Party of Canada.Wilson-Raybould, who was once a B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, quickly became one of the stars Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team promoted heavily in their 2015 bid for power.But Wilson-Raybould precipitated a crisis for Trudeau’s government last winter with allegations she had been inappropriately pressured by the prime minister, his office, other ministers and bureaucrats to end the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.Wilson-Raybould quit Trudeau’s cabinet over the affair, followed by cabinet ally Jane Philpott. Trudeau eventually kicked both women out of the Liberal caucus and they are now seeking re-election as Independent candidates.Philpott, who also spoke at the rally, told the crowd that independent voices can make a difference in the House of Commons.“Do not ever doubt what one person can do,” Philpott said. “We will not be silent and we will not stand down.”[email protected]@inthehouse7last_img read more