Germantown to Start Maintenance in Japan

first_img View post tag: maintenance Germantown to Start Maintenance in Japan Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Germantown to Start Maintenance in Japan View post tag: Japan Authoritiescenter_img November 5, 2015 View post tag: asia View post tag: Germantown Following a four-month patrol, the US amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) will now start maintenance works in Sasebo, Japan.The vessel returned to its forward-deployed home port on November 4. It will now begin a maintenance availability period to sustain the ship’s readiness posture as a forward-deployed Naval force asset before beginning operations again in 2016.Germantown’s accomplishments during the patrol included several key regional engagements, bilateral exercises and the completion of several mission critical warfare certifications. The vessel also completed three phases of bilateral exercises during Cooperation Afloat, Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2015 with partner nations Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.The LSD also participated in Amphibious Landing Exercise PHIBLEX, working with Philippine Navy counterparts to expose them to expeditionary warfare and integrating U.S. Marines with their Philippine Marine counterparts and strengthening interoperability with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).Germantown wrapped up her patrol with participation in the annual III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) exercise Blue Chromite 2016.Some of the ports visited during the deployment include Surabaya, Indonesia; Pattaya Beach, Thailand and Hong Kong, China.Each port served as a stage for engagement with host nation partners. Guam and Okinawa, Japan were also visited to facilitate equipment on-loads as well as to offer some liberty to the Sailors.[mappress mapid=”17356″]Image: US Navylast_img read more

AY20-21 Adjunct Faculty, Nursing

first_imgPreferred Qualifications * What is the highest level of education attained?GEDHigh School DiplomaAssociates DegreeBachelors DegreeMasters DegreeDoctorate DegreeABD Position Details Classification TitleAdjunct Faculty Position Summary Position Start Date * Please describe/list your Nursing credentials and/orlicensing.(Open Ended Question)* Do you have experience teaching at the college/universitylevel?yesno Master’s Degree with a Major in Nursing Position End Date (if temporary) 1. Minimum of 2 years teaching experience (classroom oronline)2. Blackboard 9.1 experience3. CNS Adult Health and FNP Governors State University’s College of Health and Human Servicesseeks to create an available pool of Adjunct Faculty candidates toteach courses in Nursing majors.Interested individuals are invited to complete a faculty profile,attach a curriculum vita and transcripts for consideration.At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired astemporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specificcourse in a semester or summer session. Adjuncts are not a part ofthe faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership ofthe Faculty Senate. Employee ID Posting Date12/10/2020 Position’s Functional TitleAY20-21 Adjunct Faculty, Nursing Position TypeAdjunct * Describe your experience teaching in an online/hybriddelivery format.(Open Ended Question)* Please select your availability to teach.Days onlyEvenings onlyWeekends onlyDays and Evenings onlyDays, Evenings and WeekendsEvenings and Weekends onlyOnline only Minimum Qualifications Department Open Until FilledNo Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Special Instructions to Applicants * Do you have a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science?YesNo Type of SearchExternal Closing Date Quicklink for Posting Posting NumberFA0385P Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsOptional DocumentsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaeCertification/Professional LicenseTeaching PhilosophyOtherOther2Other3Other4Other5last_img read more

Univ JCR votes to rename IT room

first_imgUniversity College’s JCR has voted to petition College remove the term ‘Rhodes’ from the name of its computer room. The computer room was not named in honour of Cecil Rhodes himself, but rather a group of Rhodes scholars, a point addressed at the JCR’s General Meeting on Sunday, where the motion was proposed. The motion was titled “Rename the Rhodes Computer Room”, with its full description seeming to imply that the room had been named directly after Rhodes. At the meeting, there were questions and discussion over whether the room had been named after Cecil Rhodes personally or for some other reason. By the end of the meeting, consensus had been established to change the name regardless of which the situation was. It was also decided to contact the college archivist regarding the origin of the name. University College student Suzanne Angliviel told Cherwell, “Univ JCR was indeed aware that a certain time inconsistency meant that the computer room could not have been named after Cecil Rhodes himself. It does however bear his name, since a group of Univ Old Members, who were also Rhodes scholars, paid for the College’s first computer room to mark the 80th anniversary of the Rhodes Scholarship.” One argument raised in favour of removing the term ‘Rhodes’ was that it would dissuade BME students from applying to University College, especially in light of the publicity the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford movement has attained. Another University College student noted that the change would alleviate any ambiguity regarding the name.The University College archivist, after the motion was passed, commented, “There was a Rhodes Scholars reunion in Oxford that year (I guess to mark the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Rhodes Scholarships), and to mark the event a group of Univ. Rhodes Scholars clubbed together to pay for the College to equip its first ever computer room. So the room was (and is) called the Rhodes Computing Room in honour of Univ’s generous Rhodes Scholars and definitely not after Cecil Rhodes himself.” University College has, in response to this confirmation, stated, “We consider the room to have been named in honour of the College’s Rhodes scholars past and present, not Cecil Rhodes himself. In the light of these facts, the Junior Common Room and the College will consider together whether or not to rename the room for purposes of clarification later this term.” In a follow-up email, members of the University College JCR were informed that, “Based on the discussion that was had, it seems college is responsive to our initial demands to consider renaming the room”; as a result, the email continued, “they would like further clarification on what the name should be changed to by Wednesday of 2nd Week.” The motion passed without opposition.last_img read more

Oxford donor suspends giving amid opioid legal scandal

first_imgThe Sackler Trust, adonor to the University of Oxford since 1991, has put all further philanthropicdonations on hold due to its implication in the US opioid crisis. Dame Theresa Sackler, Chair of the trust released a statement, saying that “The Trustees of the Sackler Trust have taken the difficult decision to temporarily pause all new philanthropic giving, while still honouring existing commitments.” This comes after the NationalPortrait Gallery and the Tate Group both announced that they would no longeraccept gifts or donations from members of the family. More than £60 millionhas been donate to UK organisations since 2010. Since that same year, theCentre for Disease Control estimates that 243,678 have occurred as a result ofopioid overdoses. The Bodleian SacklerLibrary, as well as the Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean, arefunded by the $11 million the University has received from the family. The Connecticut andOhio Attorneys General also have cases against Purdue and the Sacklers, alongwith hundreds of others brought in U.S. courts. A court ruling states:“They [the 8 Sackler family members] directed deceptive sales and marketingpractices deep within Purdue, sending hundreds of orders to executives and lineemployees. The same statement reaffirmsthe Trust’s support for the Sackler family, eight of whom are named in alawsuit by the Massachusetts’sAttorney General. Purdue Pharma, and 17 associated individuals are accusedof using deceptive practices to push addictive drugs, that led to fatal overdosesand the evolution of the opioid crisis. “From the money thatPurdue collected selling opioids, they paid themselves and their familybillions of dollars.” Oxford University stated,in April last year, thatit would not reconsider donations from the Sackler family, despite theirinvolvement in the production of the addictive opioid. In addition, a Universitylecturer and teaching fellowship in the Earth Sciences are supported by thefamily’s donations. last_img read more

Holcomb Signs Gaming Expansion Bill

first_imgHolcomb Signs Gaming Expansion BillMay 8, 2019, By Erica INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the last three bills of the 2019 legislative session Wednesday, including a massive expansion of gambling and a plan to allow corporations to store carbon dioxide emissions underground.Early Wednesday, the last day for legislation to be signed, vetoed or allowed to become law without Holcomb’s signature, the governor’s 2019 Bill Watch page listed 290 signed documents and three unsigned.Two of the bills awaiting his signature — House Enrolled Act 1015 and Senate Enrolled Act 442— were expected to be approved last, given Holcomb’s note at a recent press conference that he wanted additional time to review each measure in-depth.“I want to make sure I read every word of those particular bills,” Holcomb said to reporters on April 29 in reference to HEA 1015, the gambling bill, and SEA 442, which addressed carbon dioxide emissions storage. “They’re big, major, good economic development bills, but I want to make sure I read them for myself.”Many stakeholders were anticipating the governor’s answer to HEA 1015, a proposal that drew both negative and positive attention from Indiana’s leading interest groups and policymakers. Now, with Holcomb’s signature, the measure is poised to legalize mobile sports betting and to permit prominent casino operators to relocate and construct casinos in cities like Gary and Terre Haute.“Gaming is a highly regulated industry that once had little competition, but now does from surrounding states and new technology,” Holcomb said in a press release. “By modernizing our laws, this legislation will spur positive economic growth for our state and for an industry that employs over 11,000 Hoosiers.”SEA 442 outlines a pilot program for “carbon sequestration,” a process that involves capturing carbon dioxide emissions and injecting the vapors into underground storage structures to limit air pollution, at a proposed ammonia plant set to open in Terre Haute, Indiana. The storage process would be managed by an operator approved by the state.When Holcomb approved SEA 442, he noted that, while other states have implemented carbon dioxide storage programs in coordination with private businesses, he will “direct the Department of Natural Resources, supported by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, to complete all the diligence necessary and put a regulatory framework in place before naming an operator for the site.”The third bill signed Wednesday, House Enrolled Act 1007, deals with perinatal care for pregnant mothers struggling with substance abuse. As law, the measure would require the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to establish new initiatives to deliver perinatal services to at-risk mothers, such as by encouraging health providers to verbally screen expectant mothers to refer women struggling with substance abuse to local community programs and rehabilitation. It takes effect on July 1.Between 2013 and 2017, the ISDH reported 3,029 infant deaths or around 600 infant deaths per year.Holcomb made reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate a mission this session during his State of the State address in January, during which he set a goal to transition Indiana to become the best state for infant survival in the Midwest by 2024. He called HEA 1007 a critical step in improving children’s health and wellbeing.“There are few — if any — things more important than protecting Hoosier babies and improving the lives and health for their mothers,” the governor said.FOOTNOTE: Erica Irish is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Grabbing etc

first_imgResponding to rumours that Maidenhead’s best loved independent baker of cakes is on the verge of some very exciting new developments, The Handmade Cake Company is proud to announce that May 2008 will see the budding business take up residence in its new twice-as–large bakery down the road. Although to some, popping down the road might not seem like the most audacious move, this is a born-in-Berkshire company that prides itself on its local roots and making the right decisions. This is why some twenty-five years down the line, phrases like handmade, small batches, no artificial anything and real ingredients still ring as true as ever.This isn’t to suggest for one moment however that The Handmade Cake Company is so tied to the best cake making traditions of the past that it can’t prepare for the new hot cakes trends as and when they arrive. For one thing, 2008 will be the year that The Handmade Cake Company, will finally have the space to broaden its cake horizons, no longer having to disappoint all those customers who keep asking when it will be bringing their unique brand of fresh thinking to the grab and go marketplace.According to Sales Director, Simon Law, ‘Our move to a new bakery, whilst exciting in its own right, is only the beginning of some very significant changes over the coming months.A move into individually wrapped cakes not only enables us to appease existing customers who are itching to expand their existing handmade repertoire, but also to reach an entirely new group of premium cake enthusiasts. We know there are many ‘always on the move’ individuals out there who would really benefit from a little quality cake time in their lives.’Looking a little further ahead, The Handmade Cake Company is only too aware that a historical leaning towards round cakes and traybakes means that there are a lot of cake connoisseurs out there who have enjoyed its fare, but not known the face behind the cakes. ‘Expect us to really raise the bar with regard to our customer identity and communications over the coming months,’ concludes Simon, ‘as we finalise our plans to well and truly put Maidenhead on the fine cake map.’ Editor’s NotesThe Handmade Cake Company currently makes over 40 different cakesThis summer sees The Handmade Cake Company celebrate its 25th anniversaryIn 2003 The Handmade Cake Company was sold by the Perry family to a new generation of cake-loving owners (Parry Hughes-Morgan, Michael Wheeler & Simon Law) and has enjoyed double-digit growth every year since.The forthcoming marketing communications upgrade was created in conjunction with Purple Pilchard MarketingA diverse client base includes: Café Thorntons, Digby Trout Restaurants, Blenheim Palace,Massarella Catering, The Spirit Group and Gloria Jean’s Coffee and more delightfully independent tea rooms, coffee shops and discerning garden centres than you could wave a palate knife at.The Handmade Cake Company also exports this most quintessential of English eating experiences to:Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France, Ireland and SpainFor all sales/product enquiries please contact Simon Law: (01628 770908) or e-mail [email protected] a PR/samples perspective,The Handmade Cake Company’s is enthusiastically championed by their friendly Maidenhead neighbours, Purple Pilchard contact Ian (0777 333 0597) OR e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Press release: COVID-19: government announces moving out of contain phase and into delay

first_imgThe government has announced that we are moving out of the contain phase and into delay, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.The UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the risk to the UK from moderate to high.As per the current advice, the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves remains washing their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in a bin and wash your hands.We are asking anyone who shows certain symptoms to self-isolate for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means we want people to stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.The symptoms are: You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.In the coming weeks, we will be introducing further social distancing measures for older and vulnerable people, asking them to self-isolate regardless of symptoms.If we introduce this next stage too early, the measures will not protect us at the time of greatest risk but could have a huge social impact. We need to time this properly, continue to do the right thing at the right time, so we get the maximum effect for delaying the virus. We will clearly announce when we ask the public to move to this next stage.Our decisions are based on careful modelling.We will only introduce measures that are supported by clinical and scientific evidence. a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) a new, continuous coughlast_img read more

University to take over Holy Cross food service

first_imgNotre Dame’s Campus Dining service will manage the Holy Cross food service starting July 30, including the dining hall and a campus cafe, according to a South Bend Tribune report.According to the report, the college announced Wednesday that the commercial food-service operation Sodexo — Holy Cross’s current food service provider that has been managing food service at the college since 1997, will end its agreement with Holy Cross when Notre Dame takes over food service on the campus.The college’s senior vice president, Mike Griffin, said the 15 Sodexo food service employees currently working at Holy Cross have the opportunity to apply to be University employees through Notre Dame’s Campus Dining operation and work in similar jobs, according to the Tribune.“We wanted to be certain that the staff would have the opportunity to continue working on our campus,” he said in the report.Under Notre Dame’s management, the menus and options in both the campus dining hall and Jazzman’s Cafe — a small cafe in the Vincent Classroom Building which will be renamed and redesigned — will be updated.Tags: Campus DIning, Food Services, Holy Cross College, tri-campus communitylast_img read more

Marshall named VP/GM Northern New England

first_imgBurlington Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, announced the promotion of Karen Marshall to VP/GM for Northern New England. In this role, Karen will be responsible for local, regional, and national advertising sales, marketing and operations for Northern New England which includes the Springfield MA DMA and Burlington DMA zones in VT, NH and NY.Since joining the company in November 2006 as Area Sales Manager, Karen has done an exceptional job building and growing the local, regional and national sales teams in Northern New England. During her time at Spotlight, she has led the conversion of the Vermont/Adelphia operations to Comcast systems and standards. She has also developed strong ties to the business community serving as Chair of the Vermont Economic Progress Council, Board Member of the United Way of Chittenden County and the VNA, and past Chair of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.Karens proven talents will continue to help Comcast Spotlight maximize sales, build stronger advertiser relationships and explore innovative revenue opportunities in our new and growing Northern New England markets. About Comcast SpotlightComcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps put the power of cable to use for local, regional and national advertisers. It is focused on moving the industry forward in advanced technologies and innovative products to reach audiences most effectively and efficiently. Headquartered in New York with offices throughout the country, Comcast Spotlight has a presence in nearly 90 markets with approximately 30 million owned and represented subscribers. Comcast Spotlight is a trademark of Comcast Cable. For more information, visit is external).last_img read more

Report argues for quick closure of natural gas transition “bridge”

first_imgReport argues for quick closure of natural gas transition “bridge” FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Investment into new natural gas infrastructure like pipelines and power plants is “incompatible” with long-term shareholder value, and thus it is in the best interest of the investor community to push utilities away from natural gas, according to a new report from corporate social responsibility group As You Sow and environmental consulting firm Energy Innovation.The report’s authors note that while natural gas has helped reduce emissions over the past decade or so by serving as a “bridge” fuel away from coal, “to achieve a safe level of climate stabilization and protect investor portfolio exposure to global climate change, the bridge for natural gas and its associated emissions must have a clear end,” they wrote.The question of when or if natural gas investments will become “stranded assets” has been controversial in the investment community. Some argue that even with political and societal pressures to move toward net-zero emissions, natural gas will still be a dominant source of electricity generation and heating, and that utilities are to some degree protected from the risk of stranded assets by the fact that they can recover the costs of natural gas projects with regulatory approval. Others claim, however, that gas will soon become “the next coal” and that regulators’ appetite for charging customers for stranded assets may be waning.The report makes the case for the latter position with three key points, as co-author Mike O’Boyle, director of electric policy for Energy Innovation, described during a webinar about the report.First, he said that natural gas infrastructure that is built now will not depreciate until around 2050, meaning that even if the shift toward clean energy takes decades there is still plenty of time for natural gas assets to become stranded.Second, “renewable and storage costs will continue to drop, while natural gas infrastructure costs are mature and fuel costs are variable,” O’Boyle said.Third, utilities can provide investors with a better return going forward by treating decarbonization as “a massive capital investment opportunity,” O’Boyle said.[Matthew Bandyk]More: Report: Natural gas is a loser for long-term utility shareholder valuelast_img read more