HMAS Ballarat Celebrates Tenth Birthday

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Birthday View post tag: HMAS July 29, 2014 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat proudly celebrated her tenth birthday recently, on a characteristically windy day at Fleet Base West. It was a busy time for the ship’s crew as they were preparing Ballarat to enter the Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade program, whilst simultaneously bringing Ballarat’s sister ship, HMAS Anzac, back into service after completing the upgrade.As Ballarat was being readied for the upgrade that will see a major increase in her capabilitiies, the ship’s company took time out to celebrate the significant milestone marking a decade of service to the Navy.To celebrate the event, the members of Ballarat’s crew mustered in the hangar to wish her a happy birthday including cutting a cake made by her own Chefs. The cake was cut by the ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Matt Doornbos, assisted by crew members Seaman Rylan Painter (the ship’s youngest crew member) and Chief Petty Officer Tony ‘Angry’ Anderson, a member of Ballarat’s commissioning crew.“It is a very proud moment to see the ‘Ole Girl’ turn 10, and I wish her all the best through the Anti Ship Missile Defence Upgrade.“I trust that future crews enjoy as many good times as I have in my postings to Ballarat,” Chief Petty Officer Anderson said.HMAS Ballarat is the second RAN ship to bear the name and is the eighth Anzac Class Guided Missile Frigate to be built by the then Tenix Defence Systems in Williamstown, Australia.She was laid down in August 2000, launched in May 2002 and commissioned on 26 June 2004.Over the past ten years Ballarat has steamed in excess of 27,000 hours for a distance greater than of 324,000 nautical miles.[mappress]Press Release, July 29, 2014; Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Ballarat Celebrates Tenth Birthday View post tag: Naval View post tag: celebrates View post tag: Navy HMAS Ballarat Celebrates Tenth Birthday View post tag: Ballarat Training & Education View post tag: Tenth Share this articlelast_img read more

Three keys to better branding in 2021

first_img This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img Branding in 2021 is not going to look massively different than branding in previous years…it will just be about a thousand times more critical that you get it right.In the current market environment, financial institutions need a lot to succeed. Dedicated staff, amped-up employee wellness and thoughtful leadership are a given. However, credit unions and community banks cannot afford to lose sight of the important role branding will play in their success next year.Your brand is the rock upon which your financial institution is built and the system to which it can always turn, even in the most challenging times (looking at you, 2020). With that in mind, consider the following keys to better branding in 2021.Reinforce your brand positioning and messageIf there was ever a time to double-down on your key brand identity, this is it. Your answer to the consumer question, “Why should I choose you?” is critical. You must continue to answer this question and honestly define why you exist and what you do best for consumers. They are looking for solutions and connection; these things come from your brand positioning and message (which we help you find in Phase Three of the CU Growth Accelerator™).last_img read more

Stephanie Harris scores first collegiate goal in senior day win over Cornell

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Right after the final whistle sounded, Stephanie Harris leaked out of her team’s celebratory huddle and jogged to the sideline, sliding on a pair of clunky headphones in front of reporters. For almost certainly the first time in Harris’s four-year career at SU, she was the unquestioned player of the game. Harris netted her first collegiate goal and had a hand in a second score. On senior day, in her final regular season game at J.S. Coyne Stadium, Harris not only started, but starred for Syracuse (11-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) in a 3-1 win over Cornell (9-6, 3-2 Ivy). She’s one of three Syracuse’s graduating players — including Sarah Luby and Claire Webb — who have helped the Orange secure a likely return to the NCAA tournament. “Best day of my life,” Harris said after the game. “Honestly.” Throughout this season, Harris has been in and out of SU’s backline rotation. She started two games early in the year when Webb dealt with an injury, but sat the past four games on the bench. Bradley said her inconsistent playing time is due to “matchups.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Cornell, though, Harris returned to the starting lineup, taking her place alongside Webb and sophomore SJ Quigley in the back. Almost immediately, SU got her involved in the offense. Three minutes into the match, Syracuse earned a penalty corner chance, and SU ran a play designed to get Harris a shot on net. Quigley inserted to Tess Queen, who slid a pass horizontally across the edge of the shooting circle. Midfielder Carolin Hoffmann, typically a main focus of penalty corner plays, faked a shot and let the ball roll to Harris, who blasted a shot on net. Though Harris’s shot was saved on that play, it earned the Orange a penalty stroke, which put SU up 1-0. Later in the first quarter, Syracuse ran that identical play again on a penalty corner, using Hoffmann as a decoy to create space for Harris. This time, when the ball rolled to Harris, she remembered thinking ‘Just hit it, don’t top it.’ So, she elevated a shot through a crowd and past Cornell’s goalie for her first career goal. “She’s been practicing that for a long time,” Webb said.SU installed that fake shot play for Harris on Saturday, one day before the Cornell game, SU head coach Ange Bradley said. Bradley noted that though Harris doesn’t typically factor in on penalty corners, she and Webb have good chemistry on the plays and Harris often works on her shot on the opposite end of J.S. Coyne during practice sessions. After the game, Bradley was surprised to learn that Harris had never scored before, and she congratulated her.Harris’s final statline on Sunday read 19 minutes, three shots — all on target — and one goal. Her defensive instincts and outletting skills helped SU control possession in the midfield and limit Cornell to three first half shot attempts.“Her impact on the field today was fantastic,” Bradley said. Led by Harris, SU took a 2-1 lead into halftime. But even with her strong production, Harris sat on the bench for most of the second half. At one point late in the third quarter, she handed a water bottle to midfielder Laura Graziosi, who had just come off the field with a green card. Syracuse’s other graduating players, Webb and Luby, also impacted Sunday’s senior day. Luby’s unassisted third quarter goal in which she split two defenders to put SU up 3-1 and Webb’s leadership in the back kept Cornell’s offense at bay. This group of seniors is the first class to join Syracuse after its national championship win in 2015. They helped Syracuse to the national quarterfinals as freshmen, but missed the national tournament for the first time since 2007 last year. Throughout their careers, SU’s seniors have made protecting their home field their mantra and a “staple” of the program’s culture, Webb said. Unless the Orange host a postseason game this year, Sunday’s win was the final time Webb, Luby and Harris defended their home pitch.“Coyne is such a special place to me,” Webb said. “It represents the current team, it represents all the women who’ve come before us and all the women who will come after us.” “We always work to protect it.” Comments Published on October 27, 2019 at 6:46 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more