U.S. Flag Raised aboard Spanish Naval Base anent July 4

first_img View post tag: Flag U.S. Flag Raised aboard Spanish Naval Base anent July 4 View post tag: Base View post tag: anent July 4, 2012 View post tag: Aboard View post tag: 4 View post tag: Raised View post tag: Julycenter_img View post tag: Spanish View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Naval Training & Education U.S. service members assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain raised the U.S. flag aboard the Spanish Naval Base July 4 by special permission of the Spanish base commander.U.S. Naval Station Rota is only permitted to fly the U.S. flag with specific permission from the Spanish base commander-in-chief due to the restrictions set in the Agreement for Defense Cooperation, the governing document between the United States and the Kingdom of Spain.Hundreds of service members representing the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army participated in the flag-raising ceremony.“An event like this, held but once a year, speaks directly to the patriotism of each and every one of you – military and civilian alike,” said Capt. Scott Kraverath, Naval Station Rota, Spain commanding officer.Kraverath added that it is extremely rare to have an opportunity to fly the 15-star flag.“I love to see our nation’s flag flying, no matter the location,” said Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Paul Lembo. “It’s extra special to be here for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and see the 15-star flag flying. This is definitely something that I will always remember.”From 2012 through 2015, the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Army are commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and our national anthem, the “Star-Spangled Banner.” This was the first time Naval Station Rota has flown the 15 star-flag.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 4, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Flag Raised aboard Spanish Naval Base anent July 4 Share this articlelast_img read more

Lehman collapse stifles Varsity sponsorship

first_imgChaos on the world markets spilled over into the sheltered world of Oxford sport yesterday, as the annual Varsity rugby match lost its sponsor, the bankrupt financiers Lehman Brothers.Peter Bridges, Chair of Oxford’s rugby club (OURFC), has insisted that the match will go ahead in December.Given the deepening financial crisis, OURFC may struggle to replace its sponsor for the match, traditionally the biggest event in its calendar.Bridges admitted that the current climate “doesn’t make things easier” but said finding a new sponsor was “not an impossibility.”He refused to disclose how large a hole in OURFC’s budget had been left by the demise of Lehman Brothers, citing confidentiality agreements with the defunct bank. But he said it was “obviously a blow” and would “have an impact, but not to the extent that match can’t go ahead.”Bridges emphasised that OURFC were big enough to cope with the crisis but would still “like a lot of support” at the match.OURFC’s website still advertises the “Lehman Brothers Varsity Match” – a deal the Oxford and Cambridge rugby clubs that was set to run until 2010.Lehman Brothers, the US investment bank, lost billions of dollars in the US mortgage market before filing for bankruptcy yesterday. In response, stock markets around the world have experienced a second day of turmoil.last_img read more

Horler quits Patisserie Holdings non-exec role

first_imgRestaurant chain chief and hospitality industry expert James Horler has resigned as a non-executive director of Patisserie Holdings.Horler is leaving the position with immediate effect, said Patisserie Holdings, “in order to focus on his role as chief executive officer at another business”. Horler is CEO of 3Sixty Restaurants, which operates Mediterranean-themed restaurants and pubs in the Midlands and north of England.Horler’s career in the hospitality industry has included developing the Frankie & Benny’s brand and acquiring the La Tasca Spanish restaurant chain, which he grew from 16 to 74 sites.“The board would like to thank him for his service,” stated Patisserie Holdings, which almost collapsed last autumn after a £20m black hole was discovered in its finances. The crisis was averted through a share offer and loans from chairman Luke Johnson.Since then, the business has appointed Stephen Francis, former CEO of pork producer Tulip, as chief executive and former Starbucks boss Rhys Iley as its commercial director. Former Tulip MD José Peralta has been appointed director of food production and supply.last_img read more

Members Of Galactic & Dumpstaphunk And New Mastersounds & Soulive To Team Up In Denver

first_imgNew Orleans has gained a reputation for raising some of the best musical talents in not only the U.S. but the world. In the spirit of New Orleans, Jazz Fest, and the overall vibe that The Big Easy embodies, in a couple of weeks, the Rocky Mountain region will throwdown real-deal N’awlins style with the Dragon Smoke and Green Is Beautiful double-header at Denver, Colorado’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Saturday, December 2nd. (Purchase tickets here).Eddie Roberts Honors Grant Green In Denver With Special “Green Is Beautiful” Run [Photos]During 2003’s Jazz Fest, Dragon Smoke was born at the famed Dragon’s Den, becoming an annual must-see super-jam performance at the iconic music festival each year since. Consisting of Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Rob Mercurio (Galactic), Stanton Moore (Galactic), and Eric Lindell, the project centers around Lindell’s southern soul, Neville’s funk and R&B, and the Galactic members’ deep pocket groove. Besides a few trips to the East and West Coast’s over the years, Dragon Smoke has been strictly played in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader in their own right, it is a rare treat to get this act together—though, from the interplay between the members, you’d think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever.Dragon Smoke, “Country Livin’” — One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA, 4/28/2015[via Marc Millman]Green Is Beautiful is a tribute to none other than Blue Note Records jazz legend Grant Green. The New Mastersounds guitarist Eddie Roberts and Soulive drummer Alan Evans have first debuted this tribute project in NOLA at back during Bear Creek Bayou in 2016. In addition to these two legendary jazz-funk-fusion icons, this iteration of Green Is Beautiful will see a bevy of special guests musicians who will help in honoring Grant Green and his prolific catalog featuring iconic tunes, such as “Upshot”, “March On Selma”, “Farid”, “Ain’t It Funky”, and more. Earlier in the year, Roberts and Evans brought their Green Is Beautiful side project to Colorado, much to the delight of the Colorado faithful (read a review of the show here), marking one of the most talked-about runs of the spring.Green Is Beautiful, “I Am Somebody” — Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2017[via ginsengbob]Tickets for Dragon Smoke and Green Is Beautiful’s doubleheader at Cervantes on Saturday, December 2nd, are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

KAABOO Del Mar Announces 2019 Lineup: Kings Of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons, More

first_imgOrganizers of the KAABOO Del Mar have announced the lineup of music and comedy performers for their 2019 event, which will again take place at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in San Diego, CA on September 13th-15th this year. Artists including Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, and Mumford & Sons will perform as the event headliners, with other top-tier billed artists including Duran Duran, Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic, and Maren Morris.Related: KAABOO Texas Announces 2019 Lineup: The Killers, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MoreOther music artists featured on the 2019 event poster, which was shared by the festival on Thursday morning, include Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg performing with Wu-Tang Clan, The Revivalists, Mark Ronson, Sublime with Rome, Silversun Pickups, Cheat Codes, Andrew McMahon & The Wilderness, and Toots & The Maytals, just to name a few.The festival also boasts a healthy mix of veteran artists who don’t usually appear in the overabundant mix of festivals every summer, including The Bangles, REO Speedwagon, The Cult, Boyz II Men, Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Colbie Caillat, and Blind Melon.The event’s comedy lineup is equally impressive and includes a listing of comedians led by Wayne Brady, Pete Holmes & Friends, Bob Saget, Kevin Smith, Tom Green, Jen Kirkman, and more.Fans will also notice that the poster has a little spot right below the listing of music artists which states that the winner of this year’s American Idol season will also perform at the event.This will be the festival’s fifth year in operation since launching in 2014. The event sold out all of its passes in 2018, and notably expanded the KAABOO brand to other parts of the country and globe in 2019 and beyond, including Texas’ Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and Grand Cayman.KAABOO Del Mar – 2019 Lineup [Video: KAABOO Del Mar]Fans can click here for more information on this year’s event, in addition to purchasing tickets which are on sale now.last_img read more

Clipper Race Update: Northwest Passage

first_imgThis is the tenth in a series of blogs by Dell ambassadors competing in the Clipper Race, a 40,000 nautical mile race around the world in 70-foot racing yachts. If you haven’t read the previous blog entries from Samantha Harper and Marek Omilian detailing their adventures thus far, you may want to start from the beginning. Those entries are all in the “Sport & Recreation” section of Direct2Dell. For background on Dell’s involvement in this incredible event, read our initial blog here.Greetings from the foggy North Atlantic!After 10 months of ocean racing, I find myself thinking of home for multiple reasons. This leg marks the closest to home (Labrador, Canada) we will get. In fact, Liverpool 2018 diverted to my old stomping grounds of St. John’s, Newfoundland (I knew they’d have a great time!), and we now have less than a month before race finish and the return to real life (for most of us).The rain, drizzle and fog we’ve been enduring this past week are typical of these parts and although the fleet is relatively close together, the ocean can still feel cold and empty. Sanya Serenity Coast and HotelPlanner.com have been intermittently keeping us company but looking at TimeZero (our navigation software) often yields no other signs of life. Occasional wildlife sightings remind us that yes, living things can endure the conditions out here which should remind us that we can too!As we sit on deck, bundled up to face hours in the cold and wet, we dream of getting back to our cosy bunks while the other watch is in dreamland. Our beautiful Dare To Lead is an ark; it gives us shelter, warmth and security as we sail into the great white abyss of fog day after day. I am reminded of a well-known Canadian folk song by the legendary Stan Rogers, called “Northwest Passage.” It speaks of journeys into the unknown, and the chorus is:Ah if for just. one. time. I would take the Northwest PassageTo find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort SeaTracing one. warm. line.Through a land so wide and savage And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.Looking at our track on the monitors in the nav station, I feel we really are tracing that one warm line across this cold North Atlantic. An ark in a wide and savage sea, sheltering the 19 souls who sail it. And maybe these waters have been sailed many times before, but it’s still a journey of exploration for all of us. And so, as we pass the halfway mark of this leg towards Derry-Londonderry, I’ll share one more verse:How then am I so different from the first men through this way?Like them I left a settled life, I threw it all awayTo seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many menTo find there but the road back home again.To all my friends and family back home – see you again soon. And to all our supporters coming to visit in Derry-Londonderry – see you sooner!About Samantha Harper, crew member, Dare To LeadSamantha is a 37-year-old doctor from Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Dell Latitude Rugged laptop was made for people like Samantha; when she is not sailing 40,000 nautical miles around the world on board Dare To Lead, Samantha splits her time between working in remote communities as a GP, and pushing herself to the limits mountaineering and running ultra-marathons (she has done the infamous Marathon des Sables, a 250 kilometre race in the Sahara Desert, five times). However, the Clipper Race is Samantha’s first sailing experience, and after initially considering only doing three legs, she signed up for the whole circumnavigation, knowing that once she started, she wouldn’t be able to stop until she completed and experienced the entire thing.last_img read more

Vermont Company Launches Next Generation Industrial Ink Jet

first_imgIn a world where large format and desktop models dominate the field of ink jet printers, Pad Print Machinery of VT, Inc. has answered the call of industrial manufacturers with the Rapid Fire 1001 ink jet system.East Dorset, VT, December 18, 2008 –(PR.com)– Built with manufacturing in mind, the Rapid Fire 1001 is fully customizable for in-line applications, allowing industrial product marking at a speed and accuracy previously unavailable.”Our expanded Ink Jet division of programmers, technicians and engineers have created a new digital ink jet line that brings the speed of digital to the needs of manufacturers,” said PPMoV President Julian Joffe. “At the same time, industrial end users can expect the same top quality customer service and individualized attention that Pad Print Machinery of Vermont has built its reputation on.”The new high-volume digital manufacturing environment ink jet features customizable in-line automation capabilities with a high-resolution, single-pass variable dot size grey scale print head.The new line is an expansion on the standard flatbed, allowing 400mm, 600mm and 1000mm platforms. Additionally, a full line of customized automation systems can be fully integrated, from conveyorized linear shuttles, rotary tables, pre- and post-treatments and other material handling add-ons – including robotics – to end-user packaging.”The new digital platforms include user friendly features for dynamic data input, like bar coding, sequential numbering and on-the-fly individualized product marking and decoration that digital has become known for,” Joffe said. “It’s a high-speed industrial ink jet printing solution for people who want more than dot-matrix.”Pad Print Machinery of Vermont, which has been building inkjet platforms for several years, has partnered with Xaar to integrate its 1001 printhead into PPMoV’s ‘Engineered Printing Solutions’ industrial custom machinery line.According to Joffe, “The 1001 printhead allows us to merge high-level automation and printing operations, using custom-fixtured gantry conveyor systems, vision controllers and articulated robotic arms. The Xaar array allowed us the flexibility of writing our own software and building custom ink management systems that align with the customer’s requirement.”Visitors to PPMoV’s SGIA’08 booth in Atlanta saw Pad Print Machinery of Vermont printing high-quality images at 21-inches per second. While the currently available machines are strictly monochromatic, a full-color line is in development and expected for release in 2009.For more information about this other Pad Print Machinery of Vermont products, go online to www.padprintmachinery.com(link is external), or call 802-362-0844.last_img read more

Owner of Sheffield wind project adds business partners

first_imgFirst Wind Holdings, LLC (First Wind),  (TSX – AQN): Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. (Algonquin) and (TSX – EMA) Emera Inc. (Emera) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly construct, own and operate wind energy projects in the Northeast US.First Wind has a 370 Megawatt (MW) portfolio of wind energy projects in the Northeast US including five operating projects and two projects near operation.  These assets will become part of an operating company of which First Wind will own 51%. Emera and Algonquin are entering into a separate joint venture (Northeast Wind), which will own 49% of the operating company. Emera will initially own 75% of Northeast Wind and Algonquin will own the balance. Northeast Wind will invest a total of $333 million to acquire the 49% ownership of the operating company. This includes a $150 million loan to the operating company. The loan will be repaid within 5 years, or convert to equity in future projects.First Wind will work with Algonquin and Emera to grow the operating company. In addition to its ownership interest in the operating company, First Wind will serve as its managing partner and will continue to operate the projects.  First Wind will continue to develop Northeast projects and once these projects meet certain eligibility criteria they will transfer to the operating company.”This is an excellent strategic partnership that brings together the region’s leading wind company with some of the region’s leading power and utilities companies.  This partnership will help bring further growth of well-sited and well-run wind energy projects in the region in the future,” said Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind.  “This agreement will support First Wind’s plans to grow and develop and invest in new projects in the Northeast and across the country.””This investment is an excellent means for Algonquin to partner with Emera and expand our reach into the New England renewable energy market with a strong portfolio of attractive wind projects,” stated Ian Robertson, CEO, Algonquin. “This transaction augments Algonquin’s growth strategy and affords us the opportunity to lever our expertise alongside the First Wind development team and expand our participation with Emera in the New England ISO electricity market.””This investment provides Emera and Algonquin with the opportunity to partner with the largest operator of wind assets in New England,” stated Chris Huskilson, President and CEO, Emera Inc. “This partnership brings together Algonquin’s renewable generation experience, Emera’s financial capacity and marketing experience with First Wind’s development expertise and is consistent with our renewables strategy in the region.”Emera will finance the transaction through existing credit facilities subject to lender approval.Algonquin’s financing plans include an agreement with Emera for Emera to acquire $37 million of subscription receipts in Algonquin at a price of $5.37 per share.  This provides Emera with the opportunity to increase its ownership interest in Algonquin up to 25%, subject to Algonquin shareholder approval.The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to both Emera and Algonquin.The transaction requires certain state and federal regulatory approvals, among others, and is expected to close by the end of the year.The First Wind projects being transferred to the operating company are:Maine projects:Mars Hill Wind, Mars Hill, ME (in commercial operation since 2007) – 42 MWStetson Wind I, Danforth, ME (in commercial operation since 2009) – 57 MWStetson Wind II, Danforth, ME (in commercial operation since 2010) – 26 MWRollins Wind (in construction, expected completion July 2011) – 60 MWVermont Project:Sheffield  Wind, Sheffield, VT (in construction, expected completion Oct. 2011) – 40 MWNew York Projects:Steel Winds I, Lackawanna, NY (in commercial operation since 2007) – 20 MWCohocton Wind, Cohocton, NY (in commercial operation since 2009) – 125 MWAnalyst Call Information: Emera and Algonquin will hold an analyst call on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 10:00 am Eastern time jointly hosted by Algonquin Chief Executive Officer Ian Robertson and Emera Chief Executive Officer Chris Huskilson.Conference call details are as follows:Analysts and other interested parties wanting to participate in the call should dial 1-866-225-0198 (inToronto 416-340-8061) at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. No pass code is required. The teleconference will be recorded. If you are unable to join the teleconference live, you can dial for playback toll-free at 1-800-408-3053 (in Toronto 905-694-9451), access code 8543255# (available until midnight,Monday May 16, 2011). The teleconference will also be web cast live at www.emera.com(link is external) and available for playback for one year.Cautionary StatementThis news release contains forward looking information. Actual future results may differ materially. Additional financial and operational information regarding Emera [and APUC] is filed electronically with various securities commissions in Canada through the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR).About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Through its distinct operating subsidiaries, APUC owns and operates a diversified portfolio of $1.1 billion of clean renewable electric generation and sustainable utility distribution businesses in North America. Liberty Water Co., APUC’s water utility subsidiary, provides regulated water utility services to more than 73,000 customers with a portfolio of 19 water distribution and wastewater treatment utility systems and has entered into agreements to acquire additional utility systems serving 7,400 customers. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Liberty Energy Utilities Co., APUC provides regulated electricity and natural gas distribution services, currently serving more than 47,000 electric customers in the Lake Tahoe, CA area. Pursuant to previously announced agreements, Liberty Energy Utilities Co. is committed to acquiring Granite State Electric Company, a New Hampshire electric distribution company, and EnergyNorth Natural Gas Inc., a regulated natural gas distribution utility, which together serve approximately 130,000 customers. Algonquin Power Co., APUC’s electric generation subsidiary, includes 45 renewable energy facilities and 12 thermal energy facilities representing more than 460 MW of installed capacity. APUC and its operating subsidiaries deliver continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of greenfield and expansion renewable power and clean energy projects, organic growth within its regulated utilities and the pursuit of accretive acquisition opportunities. APUC’s common shares and convertible debentures are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.DB, AQN.DB.A and AQN.DB.B. Visit Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on the web at www.AlgonquinPowerandUtilities.com(link is external) andwww.sedar.com(link is external).About Emera Inc. Emera Inc. is a growing energy and services company with $6.3 billion in assets and revenues of $1.6 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy services. Emera’s strategy is focused on the transformation of the electricity industry to cleaner generation and the delivery of that clean energy to market. Emera operates throughout northeastern North America, in three Caribbean countries and in California. More than 80% of the company’s earnings come from regulated investments. Emera common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbols EMA and EMA.PR.A respectively. Additional information can be accessed at www.emera.com(link is external) or www.sedar.com(link is external).About First Wind First Wind is an independent wind energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind projects in the United States.  Based inBoston, First Wind has wind projects in the Northeast, the West and in Hawaii, with the capacity to generate up to 533 megawatts of power and projects under construction and construction-ready with the capacity to generate up to an additional 238 megawatts.  For more information on First Wind, please visitwww.firstwind.com(link is external) or follow us on Twitter @FirstWind.SOURCE Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. BOSTON, MA, OAKVILLE, ON and HALIFAX, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/last_img read more

Peru and Ecuador Evaluate Security and Confidence-Building Measures

first_imgBy Dialogo February 01, 2012 Representatives of the Peruvian and Ecuadorean governments, accompanied by military and police personnel from both countries, met in Quito to evaluate security and confidence-building measures, the Ecuadorean foreign ministry announced on January 30. The deputy foreign ministers of Ecuador, Kintto Lucas, and Peru, José Meier, held talks in the framework of the third meeting of the Bi-national Commission on Confidence-Building and Security Measures, at which the issue of a booklet for regulating the activities of government forces along the border was addressed. They also examined aspects of a humanitarian demining program in the border area, as well as the exchange of reports on defense spending and the control of illegal border crossings. “We should work without cease to establish more firmly each day the trust that should preside over the relationship between the Ecuadorean and Peruvian Armed Forces and police,” Meier affirmed. The two countries signed a peace agreement in 1998, following a long-standing territorial dispute that led to several wars. The Ecuadorean deputy defense minster, Rosa Mercedes Pérez, and the Peruvian deputy defense minister for policy, Wilver Calle Santillán, also participated in the meeting, along with military and police personnel from both nations. On January 19, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced that he will meet with his Peruvian counterpart, Ollanta Humala, in February, as part of a meeting between the two countries’ ministerial cabinets.last_img read more

Leadership training and member engagement: A CU success story

first_imgLafayette Schools Credit Union is a financial institution with big priorities. The credit union has experienced the value of training its employees, and it continues to invest significantly in growing its employees into leaders.“I think about the mid managers who report directly to me, and I see growth” said Connie Roy, CEO of Lafayette Schools Credit Union. “They seem encouraged, and they’re learning to lean on other leaders in the credit union who have similar issues.”That wasn’t always the culture at LSCU. Like most financial institutions, LSCU hired more people as the credit union grew. However, as the number of employees increased, the level of cohesiveness across the organization declined. So did the level of service.No financial institution can afford to deliver unsatisfactory service – especially one heavily impacted by the bust of the oil and gas industry not that long ago. On The Mark Strategies helped LSCU management craft a customized member engagement program which defines specific service standards and staff expectations. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more