Virginia-Class Submarine USS Texas Holds Change of Command

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Virginia-Class Submarine USS Texas Holds Change of Command View post tag: Navy Authorities Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Virginia-Class View post tag: submarine View post tag: Texas February 3, 2012center_img View post tag: News by topic A time-honored change of command ceremony was held for the Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) at the submarine piers on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wed. Feb. 1.Cmdr. Robert Roncska, commanding officer of Texas was relieved by Cmdr. Andrew Hertel.Guest speaker, former First Lady of the United States and ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Laura Bush praised Roncska, a native of Dunkirk, N.Y. and former naval aide to the president of the United States from 2006 to 2008, for his exceptional performance while commanding Texas as well as the crew on their accomplishments under Roncska’s leadership.“USS Texas embodies the very best ideals of her namesake state; endurance, courage, loyalty and quiet strength. Nowhere are these virtues more visible than in her crew,” said Bush. “Today we thank Cmdr. Roncska for his outstanding service and leadership as the commander of Texas. I see what the crew of the USS Texas knows well, that he is a great officer and a natural leader.”Rear Adm. Bruce Grooms, Assistant Deputy, Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5B) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, also spoke to the assembled crowd. Roncska had served under Grooms’ command aboard USS Asheville (SSN 758) from 1997 to 1999.“Texas is an extremely successful command certainly lead by a wonderful commanding officer, but it is always the crew that carries out the commander’s intentions. So to you, the crew of Texas, I salute you,” said Grooms. “I think we have proven time and time again that it really is possible to have fun at what you do, treat each other as a family but still get the work done. And Texas, under Cmdr. Roncska, has proven that.”Roncska acknowledged that the majority of the submarine’s success during his time as commanding officer could be attributed to the crew and their hard work efforts.“To the crew of Texas, you are the finest assembly of talent that I have ever had the privilege to work with,” said Roncska. “Clearly, Texas accomplished some amazing feats while I was in command but years from now I am not going to reminisce about these accomplishments and the impact we had to our national security. What I will think about is the personal experiences we shared and the lifelong friends I have made.”Following his remarks, Roncska was awarded the Legion of Merit for his exceptional performance as commanding officer from July 2009 to Feb 2012.In his closing remarks, Cmdr. Roncska reflected on his time on Texas and at sea.“In many ways it seems like yesterday that I stood at the podium in Groton, Conn. to accept the responsibility of command, but when I recall my command experiences, I know it was not yesterday,” he said. “Words cannot describe what it was like to be a part of this awesome Texas family and it was truly an honor to be your commanding officer.”As Cmdr. Hertel assumed command of Texas he addressed the crew about the future.“Texas is a technical marvel of a submarine, and more capable than any other platform at bringing the fight to the enemy,” said Hertel. “We must maintain ourselves on the razor’s edge, ensuring we are ready when the time comes to answer our nation’s call.”Commissioned Sept. 9, 2006, Texas was the second Virginia-class attack submarine constructed and the first submarine to be named after the Lone Star State.The state-of-the-art submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare involving special operations forces, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.Cmdr. Roncska’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal (five awards).Cmdr. Roncska will report to the staff of Commander Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet as the Submarine Command Course Prospective Commanding Officer Instructor.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 03, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: holds Virginia-Class Submarine USS Texas Holds Change of Command View post tag: USS View post tag: Command View post tag: changelast_img read more

Assistant Professor-DESIGN, Industrial and Interaction Design

first_imgUnionized Position CodeNot Applicable Job Specific Qualifications Job TypeFull-time SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY invites applications to fill one full-time,tenure track Assistant Professor in Industrial and InteractionDesign ( IID ) within the School of Design, College of Visual andPerforming Arts.Our five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID ) degree and has consistently been ranked among the bestprograms nationally. We are seeking a candidate to join a facultywho share a mission to educate a new generation of designprofessional. We believe graduates must be armed with both a coreset of foundational skills as well as a broad understanding of theopportunities and responsibilities afforded by currenttechnological innovations.With a program of approximately 100 students, we seek to educatethose who, upon graduation, will be prepared to join the field in avariety of categories ranging from consultancies, in-house andcorporate design, to entrepreneurial start-ups. By offering acurriculum that is built upon an expansive foundation of designexpertise, we expect graduates of the University to become leaderswho are prepared to shape the future of design. As a top tierresearch institution, Syracuse University faculty and students areencouraged to interact with the academic core of theUniversity. Tools/Equipment Responsibilities Job CategoryFaculty determined by department/chair RankAssistant Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-actioninstitution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassmentbased on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, nationalorigin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by applicable law to theextent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy coversadmissions, employment, and access to and treatment in Universityprograms, services, and activities. LocationSyracuse University The ideal candidate combines a deep core of knowledge within theirarea of emphasis with the flexibility to engage collaborativelywith a diverse set of colleagues within the program and across theSchool. As a member of the University faculty, you will be expectedto maintain a full teaching load while developing a research agendacapable of achieving national and international recognition in thefields of industrial, product, interaction, user experience, orrelated fields. A terminal degree in Industrial Design or a closelyrelated field is recommended, though applications which demonstratea combination of education and significant industry experience areequally encouraged. The school seeks candidates whose professionalexperience, research, and teaching, has also prepared them tocontribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in highereducation. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic centerof New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New YorkCity. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. Thearea offers a low cost of living and provides many social,cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shoppingvenues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range ofseasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing andsnow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trailsalong the Erie Canal. In addition to completing an online application, pleaseattach:Curriculum VitaeCover LetterTeaching PhilosophyPortfolio Website URLApplicants will be instructed to list name and email address ofthree references. Reference letters will be requested directly fromreference providers for finalists only.About The College of Visual and Performing ArtsThe College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University iscommitted to the education of cultural leaders who will engage andinspire audiences through performance, visual art, design,scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools forself-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives oncritical thought and action. To learn more about the college, ourdistinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websitesat, Job #075513 Job Description Hours Priority Consideration01/10/2021 Job TitleAssistant Professor-DESIGN, Industrial and InteractionDesign Qualifications CampusSyracuse, NY Pay RangeCommensurate w/ Experience Physical Requirements About Syracuse University Job Posting Date12/18/2020 Posting Details • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses each semester asassigned• Provide academic advising to students in the program, includingsupport of those who are underrepresented in the field.• Participate in curriculum development and student learningoutcomes• Develop and support relevant programmatic initiatives;exhibitions, field trips, lecture series, and projects that enhancethe curriculum• Contribute to recruiting and admissions activities• Demonstrate excellence in research and relevant professionalactivities• Appropriate service to the program, School, College, andUniversity• Involvement and interaction with professional organizations andthe not-for-profit community Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and themilitary-connected community through its educational programs,community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. EEOC Persons with a track record in product development including thecore skills of materials and manufacturing processes, proficiencyin computer modeling such as Solidworks and Alias, and UserInteraction development and prototyping are encouraged to apply.Conceptual and design development skills as they pertain to IID inboth its traditional form as well as in emerging trends in thesector are desirable. Communication skills and cross-culturalabilities necessary to maximize effectiveness with diverse groupsof students, colleagues, and community members highlydesirable. Syracuse University is a private, international research universitywith distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and anundeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New YorkState, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,Syracuse University offers a quintessential collegeexperience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: apioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more thana quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a studentpopulation from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For moreinformation, please visit Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans About the Syracuse area Quick Link Open Until FilledYes Application Deadline Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, socialactivities, governance, and all other aspects of campus lifereflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. TheUniversity community recognizes and values the many similaritiesand differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we arecommitted to preparing students to understand, live among,appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and worldmade up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and genderidentities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a communitythat celebrates and models the principles of diversity andinclusivity. FLSA StatusExempt Application Instructions Message to Applicantslast_img read more


first_imgNATALIE RASCHER CITY COUNCIL PLANNED RECOUNT WITHDRAWN In response to the withdrawal of the City Council Ward 2 recounts petitioned by Vanderburgh County GOP Chairman, Wayne Parke, I would like to make the following statement. “First I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of my supporters and the residence of the second ward that believed in my aptitude to serve and vision for a better community.After meeting with legal counsel both Mr. Parke and me agreed that while there were more than 40+ issues found in absentee ballot validity, a recount would not allow for those ballots to be properly challenged under the current Indiana State election law.Therefore, I asked him to withdraw from this process. I plan on continuing to serve my community as a private citizen and look forward to my next endeavor, whatever it may be.”Natalie Rascher, a graduate of Leadership Evansville, has a long history of public service on local boards and in community organizations including the Junior League of Evansville, the Greenway Advisory Board, and the Vanderburgh County Alcoholic Beverage Board. She has served as a volunteer for the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, YWCA, and the Alzheimer Association.Natalie and her husband Zac Rascher live in Evansville’s Second Ward with their threeFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Big Crowds for Smaller Night in Venice Parade

first_imgTens of thousands of spectators and partygoers lined the bayfront on Saturday night for Ocean City’s Night in Venice.The event enjoyed clear skies, relatively mild temperatures and calm water on the bay for the annual boat parade and house-decorating contest.This year’s parade included only 43 boats — 32 decorated for the contest and another 11 lead boats that carried grand marshal John Stauffer, special guests the Action News weather team, Miss Night in Venice contestants, City Council members and other special entries.Night in Venice remains a huge draw for spectators and for guests at private bayfront parties in Ocean City. But the event has struggled in recent years to attract participating boats.The event date was earlier in July than usual — with organizers forced to schedule it to coincide with a high tide. Many lagoons and bayside channels are too shallow for boat traffic at low tide.Last year’s lineup included 70 entries, and the 2013 parade saw 72. The 2012 parade had 50 entries, and the 2011 parade had 58.This year’s theme was “Dancing Under the Stars” with owners decorating their boats to fit the theme.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free Ocean City newsletter“Like” us on Facebook__________The parade set out from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge at 6:15 p.m. (about 15 minutes late) and made the trip along Ocean City’s bayfront, in and out of lagoons along the way, to the end of the parade route at Tennessee Avenue.Stauffer, owner of Johnson’s Popcorn, celebrating its 75th anniversary in Ocean City, was grand marshal. Honored by the honor, Stauffer donated tubs of popcorn to all participating boats and decorated homes.The home-decorating contest and private parties along the entire parade route make Night in Venice one of the highlights of the summer season in Ocean City.Contest judges at the Bayside Center in Ocean City said the winners of the boat and house-decorating contests will not be announced until after 6 p.m. Sunday. (Check back here for complete results.)See photo gallery below.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”10″ gal_title=”Night in Venice 2015″]last_img read more

Fatherson Bakery unveils Halloween range

first_imgFatherson Bakery has unveiled a limited-edition Halloween range.It includes mini cupcakes and cupcake platters which are described as homemade and hand-decorated before being finished with a chocolate flake to imitate the look of a pumpkin.The range comprises:Trick or Treat Halloween Cupcakes (£3.50): a pack of nine mini cupcakes in chocolate, vanilla or orange buttercream variants topped with a Halloween characterTrick or Treat cupcakes (£7.50): a pack of 12 cupcakes served in a platterTwo cupcakes (£4): a pair of cupcakes with orange and green buttercreamHalloween Fairy Cakes (£3): available in a chocolate flavour, they come in a pack of six with three topped with orange buttercream and three with chocolate icing, decorated with a sugar wafer Halloween characterToffee Apple Loaf (£5.50): the loaf cake features a toffee-flavoured sponge with apple pieces.The packaging is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable, Fatherson added.The products are available now in grocery retailers, convenience stores, garden centres, farm shops, delis and independent retailers.last_img read more

Jon Cleary To Bring New Orleans Ethos To Brooklyn Comes Alive This Weekend

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. Grammy Award-winning, multi-instrumentalist Jon Cleary will be joining this year’s incredible Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup, which takes place this weekend (September 23rd and 24th) in Williamsburg, New York, at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Schimanski. Cleary is scheduled to play two sets on Sunday, kicking things off with a solo brunch piano set at Schimanski followed by a duo set alongside fellow Grammy-winning musician, jazz-rock guitarist John Scofield.Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces Jam-Packed Daily SchedulesBorn in Kent, England, Cleary has called New Orleans home for the past twenty years, and he’s engulfed himself in the music, culture, and magic of the Crescent City. He has collaborated with icons such as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Ryan Adams, and performed organ, piano, and vocal duties on Scofield’s 2009 album Piety Street. He won a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album for 2016’s Go Go Juice, alongside John Boutté, Shannon Powell, Ricky Fataar, and George Porter Jr. (who will also be joining in the BCA festivities on Sunday).Cleary is no stranger to Brooklyn, as he has made several appearances at Soulive‘s annual Bowlive run at Brooklyn Bowl over the years. With the ethos of New Orleans naturally intertwined with the very essence of Brooklyn Comes Alive, along with many co-conspirators ever-present on the Sunday lineup, things could get extremely interesting around these parts in just a few short days.Soulive with John Scofield & Jon Cleary, “Something’s Got A Hold Of Me”[Video: Barry2theB]Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!last_img read more

The NBA Spreads Love The Brooklyn Way With Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Brooklyn Nets Jerseys

first_imgEarlier this week, we showed you the NBA and Nike‘s new “City Edition” jerseys for the Minnesota Timberwolves, which honor Minnesota’s most famous and beloved native son, Prince. Now, the Internet has gotten ahold of the “City Edition” jerseys for the Brooklyn Nets, and they similarly pay homage to a late musical legend with intrinsic ties to the city in question: The Notorious B.I.G. Images of the new Brooklyn Nets “City Edition” uniforms were leaked by Nets beat writer Anthony Puccio via Twitter, and they incorporate the Coogi sweater print that became one of Biggie’s iconic looks at the height of his career. Check out a snap of the new design below: As last year’s announcement of Nike’s “City Edition” NBA jerseys notes, “The Nike NBA City Edition uniforms represent insights and emotion from the court to the upper deck to the cities’ streets, in pursuit of a unique way to capture each team and its city in a way that respects the past and present of the clubs while also positioning them for the future.”Much like Prince immediately evokes thoughts of Minnesota, Biggie and his legacy are inherently tied to his native Brooklyn. Over the course of his tragically short career, The Notorious B.I.G. put Brooklyn on the map as a hub for hip-hop talent and used his undying devotion to his hometown and the laid-back yet ferocious patois that it taught him as a springboard for his unmatched lyrical mastery.Even today, more than 20 years after he was gunned down in L.A. in the midst of a bloody East Coast/West Coast feud, the people of Brooklyn still feel strongly about honoring The Notorious B.I.G. In 2017, controversy broke out when a building owner in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Brooklyn neighborhood where Biggie grew up, when a building owner tried to take down a two-story mural of the rapper to renovate the property. A petition was launched that garnered thousands of signatures to keep the mural, dubbed “The King of New York,” intact, and it was eventually spared.And that’s just one of many Notorious B.I.G. murals spread around Brooklyn. Biggie’s face adorns the sides of buildings throughout the NYC borough—and some of the murals even feature the aforementioned Coogi sweater, like this piece that watches over the Bushwick Collective:Well done to Nike and the NBA once again on their Brooklyn Nets “City Edition” jersey. Just like the Minnesota Timberwolves edition captures the essence of Minnesota through Prince, this new Biggie-inspired design aptly embodies the personality of Brooklyn.[H/T Okayplayer]last_img read more

Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held party

first_imgDENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A Russian social media celebrity is being deported from Indonesia on after he held a party at a luxury hotel on the resort island of Bali attended by more than 50 people despite coronavirus restrictions. Officials said the party held on Jan. 11 violated health protocols put in place to fight the spread of the virus. Sergei Kosenko, who has more than 4.9 million followers on his Instagram account, arrived in Indonesia in October on a tourist visa. Immigration officials in Bali decided to examine Kosenko’s activities after he posted to social media a video of him driving a motorcycle off a pier into the sea in December.last_img

Have Yourself a Very Broadway Christmas with Our Holiday Playlist!

first_imgChristmas bells are ringing on TV at Saks at! Last week, we asked you to rank your top 10 holiday albums from Broadway stars on ranking site As it turns out, Great White Way fans love them some caroling witches, Austrian nuns decking the halls and (Jewish) funny girls in one-horse open sleighs. To get into the holiday spirit, pour yourself some cocoa, log in to Spotify and take a listen to your favorite Broadway-fied yuletide hits! Spend time on Christmas Island with our pocket diva Kristin Chenoweth, say a December prayer with patron saint of belting Idina Menzel and more below. View Commentslast_img

NCUA issues simplified Supervisory Committee Guide

first_img continue reading » A new, streamlined Supervisory Committee Audit Guide has been released by the NCUA. The guide compliments Appendix A to Part 715 which replaced the previously decommissioned Supervisory Committee Guide. NAFCU supported a simplified guide when it was proposed and pushed for the decommissioned guide to remain on the NCUA’s website as a resource for credit unions.The new guide issued Wednesday lays out the minimum procedures to assist the Supervisory Committee in completing the areas of review outlined in Appendix A when permitted to choose the “Other Supervisory Committee Audit” option for completing its annual audit requirement.The NCUA board finalized the rule to simplify supervisory committee audit requirements in September 2019. The final rule eliminates two audit types that federally-insured credit unions (FICUs) seldom use, and eliminates a specific deadline (120 days) for outside, compensated persons to deliver written audit reports to FICUs.In a Compliance Blog post on the topic, NAFCU Regulatory Compliance Counsel Reginald Watson tackled the final rule. “In replacing the guidance, the final rule adopts the newly-created Appendix largely as proposed, with the addition of two new topics: a review of board minutes and testing for unrecorded liabilities,” Watson wrote. “In lieu of prescriptive provisions, the appendix provides flexibility for the Supervisory Committee to use its judgment in determining the auditing procedures.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more