View post tag: News by topic Share this article Training & Education View post tag: HMS View post tag: Visit View post tag: Naval View post tag: UK June 27, 2013 View post tag: Richmond The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond will sail up the River Thames and go alongside at West India Dock today for the start of a five-day visit to the capital.HMS Richmond is affiliated to Richmond-upon-Thames – and also to Richmond in North Yorkshire – and the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Robert Pedre, is delighted to be able to host leading dignitaries from both areas on the sail round from Portsmouth.Civic affiliations are an important part of the Royal Navy’s commitment to raising the awareness of the variety of roles, equipment and people that make up the senior service.By interacting with the local community – both in terms of allowing crew members to repay the affection shown to them, and as a recruitment function – a ship’s company can forge a lasting relationship.While in London, members of HMS Richmond’s ship’s company will interact with many affiliate organisations, while the ship will be the platform for many influence and recruitment events in addition to the CO’s formal evening reception for invited guests on Thursday night.The highlight of her stay happens on Saturday (June 29) – Armed Forces Day – when the warship will be open to visit by the general public, offering a unique opportunity for Londoners to go aboard and learn more about the careers and opportunities available in the Royal Navy.The ship will be open from 1pm until 3pm only and access is via Thames Quay at West India Dock. Please note access is not suitable for those with limited mobility as ship tours may require the use of gangways and ladders. There is no left-luggage facility.HMS Richmond has had a busy year so far. Recently, the CO hosted the ship’s sponsor, Lady Hill-Norton for a visit and separately a number of former Richmond COs for a dinner on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the ship’s launch.Following a brief maintenance period in Portsmouth, the ship’s company put trainee submariners through their paces off the west coast of Norway whilst taking part in the gruelling multi-national Submarine Command Course.In March HMS Richmond embarked navigation students from the Maritime Warfare School for an intensive training programme covering several thousand miles along the South Coast of England, Irish Sea, Western Isles, Orkneys and Channel Islands.Later that same month HMS Richmond hit a key milestone on her path towards deployment by completing two successful firings of her Sea Wolf surface to air missile system off the south coast of England, proving decisively her ability to track and destroy sea-skimming targets.Currently HMS Richmond is finishing a period of high intensity training, and will soon undertake a comprehensive maintenance period in her base port before deploying later this year.HMS Richmond is one of 13 Type 23 Duke Class frigates which are the mainstay of the modern surface fleet. Powerful and versatile with the capability to operate anywhere in the world, they form 50% of the total frigate/destroyer force in the Royal Navy.Originally designed for the principal task of anti-submarine warfare, they have evolved into powerful and versatile multi purpose ships with the capability to operate anywhere in the world. The effectiveness of these ships is enhanced by their stealth design, which reduces their radar signature significantly.In addition to the war fighting roles described above, the ship is trained to conduct a wide range of other tasks. These include embargo operations using boarding teams inserted from the ship’s boats or helicopter, disaster relief work and surveillance operations.HMS Richmond is the seventh Royal Navy ship to proudly bear the name.[mappress]Press Release, June 27, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Richmond to Visit London, UK View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy HMS Richmond to Visit London, UK View post tag: London
Back to overview,Home naval-today Pacific Partnership concludes with final Vietnam mission stop This year’s edition of the humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise Pacific Partnership concluded after departing the final mission stop in Nha Trang, Vietnam, on May 29.This year marks the fourth consecutive year and the eighth time the mission has visited Vietnam in the past 11 years.The Nha Trang mission also featured sailors from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s destroyers J.S. Izumo and J.S. Sazanami.Vietnamese and PP17 personnel conducted training and subject matter expert exchanges for a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) workshop, focusing on disaster preparedness, coastal medicine and search and rescue.The program completed three separate engineering projects at Hoa Mi Kindergarten School, Son Ca Kindergarten School and Khanh Hoa Social Protection Center. Around the city of Nha Trang, a nine-member component of the U.S. Seventh Fleet Band performed at Phan Chu Trinh Secondary School and gave public performances at Yen Sao Park and Thanh Nien Park.“It’s a chance for us to connect with the people of Vietnam without the need for a common spoken language,” said Lt. Brian Chaplow, the Seventh Fleet Band Director. “The audience we had at the performances was very involved and engaged, and very interested in meeting us. This is the most rewarding part of our job –interacting with the people of Nha Trang.”U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius commented, “During Pacific Partnership 17, men and women in uniform from partner countries worked side-by-side with local professionals to improve humanitarian assistance and disaster response capacity, enhance regional partnerships and increase multilateral cooperation with the people of Vietnam. These activities in Da Nang and Nha Trang are concrete examples of the depth of our comprehensive partnership.” View post tag: Pacific Partnership Authorities Pacific Partnership concludes with final Vietnam mission stop Share this article View post tag: US Navy May 30, 2017
Although Hope Springs doesn’t deserve the slating it has been given in the national media, chick flick afficionados will leave disappointed. Its biggest downfall is Heather Graham, who gives a thoroughly uninspiring performance. Her character Mandy appears first as a small-town girl but then quite unexpectedly downs half a bottle of brandy before midday and dances naked around a motel room. Colin Firth, who in the film has come to the small town of Hope, Vermont to escape his former fiancée Vera (Minnie Driver), plays the uptight Brit with ease, though he too has toe-curling moments. Driver plays a real bitch who swishes back to recover Colin, and she conforms to the English snob stereotype, bringing a hilarious breath of socially prejudiced vanity to the picture-postcard town full of nosey but nice Americans. While the plot lacks subtlety, unashamedly creating avenues for comedy, it gives the film a pace it would otherwise lack and doesn’t fail to raise a giggle. However, the opportunities for humour are by no means exploited to their full potential and it would appear that the Welsh clearly provide more comical potential than the Americans, in all their cheesy goofiness, ever will. Hope Springs joins this year’s rapidly increasing list of disappointing chick flicks, but that said it is a harmless way to spend 92 minutes. To the delight of box offices both sides of the Atlantic, it points fun at the Yanks and the Brits, capitalising on the stereotypes we all enjoy.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003
YESTERYEAR: Hose House #15by PAT SIDES For Willard Library In the decade after 1900, the area surrounding Bayard Park was developed into a neighborhood of substantial residences. The area was then on the eastern outskirts of Evansville, and when plans were announced to build Hose House #15 to protect the houses, some homeowners were concerned that such a functional structure would diminish the neighborhood’s visual appeal. The architectural design conformed to the residences, however, and construction was completed in the fall of 1909, along with a police substation offering more protection. Located at 960 S. Grand Avenue, Hose House #15 closed in 1962 but has since been used for other purposes. This photo was taken soon after the hose house opened.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
By MADDY VITALEWith just two days left before the Nov. 3 election in one of the most heated and divisive presidential races in recent history, President Trump’s supporters let their choice be known Sunday with a parade into Ocean City from the 34th Street Bridge.The caravan of more than 100 cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and motorcycles rolled into the resort blaring their horns. Red and blue Trump signs were emblazoned on cars and trucks. Trump banners waved in the wind as the stream of vehicles made its way into the city from a staging area off Roosevelt Boulevard in Marmora.Brian McDowell, of North Wildwood, organized the event. He is the county coordinator of the Cape May County GOP for Trump.He looked at the procession of cars and said he was pleased with the number of supporters who came out for Trump.“I started these parades in North Wildwood and then in Avalon, Stone Harbor and Sea Isle,” McDowell noted. “We have a great turnout today and we did for the other ones, too. I expect an even bigger turnout when we have a victory parade next weekend.”Brian McDowell, lead organizer of the Trump parades held throughout Cape May County, says turnout has been strong.Trump supporters Bill and Debbie Eberle, who live in Philadelphia, spent the weekend at their vacation home in Ocean City so they could participate in the parade.“We want to support the president. We did in 2016 and we are doing it again,” Debbie Eberle said. “He is the hardest-working president.”Somers Point City Council candidate Joe McCarrie and his wife, Mariela, also came out to show support.“I’m obviously at the event because I support President Trump’s ticket,” McCarrie said. “I support what he has done as president.”While some Trump supporters stood around and chatted, others awaited the start of the caravan in their cars, such as Ed Murray, of Upper Township.“For not seeing much in the way of advertising for the parade, there are a lot of cars here,” Murray pointed out.McDowell said 117 vehicles participated in the event, which took place in a drenching rain.Lines of cars await the start of the parade.Some people, such as Martin Swiatek, have made it a point not only to support the president, but to dress up like him for the parades. Swiatek wore a Trump-like dark blue suit and red tie on Sunday.In recent weeks, national polls have showed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holding a lead ranging from several percentage points to just a slight edge over Trump.But that didn’t seem to matter to the people who showed up Sunday.Jimmy DiNatale, of Somers Point, and his wife, Kelly, brought their military-type truck to the parade complete with Trump signs. “I think Trump has to win,” DiNatale said. Will West, 20, of Downingtown, Pa., came down to visit his girlfriend in Ocean City for the weekend and decided to ride in the parade.“I support Trump and I think it is important for young people to be involved in politics,” West said. Trump supporters head into Ocean City in a caravan of more than 100 vehicles. Will West, 20, of Downingtown, Pa., stands in front of his Jeep with the Trump-Pence sign attached to it.Cape May Court House residents Karen Minchelli and her husband, Joe, who helped with organizing the parade, were confident that Trump will be victorious on Election Night.“He is going to win without a doubt,” Karen predicted. “He will win by a landslide.”As the parade prepared to get underway, a line of cars proceeded into the staging area off Roosevelt Boulevard at about 11:30 a.m. The staging area overflowed with cars, requiring some to use a parking lot across the street.Cars traveling into and out of Ocean City on the 34th Street Bridge beeped their horns, while some parade participants called out to Trump supporters along the route. The caravan traveled through Ocean City before returning to the staging area.From left, Jimmy DiNatale, of Somers Point, his wife, Kelly, and their friends stand next to DiNatale’s military-style vehicle.Bill Eberle, of Ocean City, and his wife, Debbie, await the start of the parade.The parade makes its way up Asbury Avenue. (Photo Credit: Jake Schneider)Trump impersonator gives a wave to the cars in Ocean City.
Previous articleFormer ND player and coach charged with battery and voyeurismNext articleWarsaw manufacturer hiring up to 200 employees Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp (“Snowy Road” by Ben+Sam, CC BY-SA 2.0) Below is the full release from St. Joseph County Commissioners:COMMISSIONERS ISSUE EMERGENCY DELCARATION REGARDING STORM DEBRIS, HIGHWAY CREWS TO PICK UP DEBRISToday, the Board of Commissioners issued an emergency declaration regarding the recent ice storm and resulting fallen tree limb and associated debris. The Board has asked the Highway Department in assisting our residents in the removal of this debris.County residents need to put all tree and yard debris on the curb for County Highway personnel to pick it up. Only organic yard waste materials will be taken by the County, and the pile should be free of any other trash or building materials.Once the debris is placed at the curb, residents should call the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Growth at (574) 235-7800 to register their address and be put on the list for pick-up. Residents may also go to http://sjcindiana.com/reportaconcern and file a “Storm Debris” concern to request a pick-up.All requests must be received by January 13, 2021. Highway crews will continue to work over the next two weeks, depending on weather, to collect the debris. No debris should be placed in the road, or in any way obstruct or endanger the travelling public. By Brooklyne Beatty – January 6, 2021 0 265 St. Joseph County Comissioners issue storm debris emergency declaration Google+ WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketWeather
This week we look at edible poo and the danger of biscuits when in the wrong hands. Biscuit rageImagine a weapons amnesty. You could expect to see guns, knives, machetes, maybe a biscuit or two? Yes, you read that correctly – biscuits are now among the list of weapons, according to Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner.It comes after a woman threw a biscuit at a man, which left him with a small red mark.Stephen Bett, of Norfolk police, said: “I am sure people will find these examples of what the police are having to record as violent crime hard to believe, to say the least.”And he would be right.A bum ideaDisney World has trumped itself by selling poo-shaped and coloured desserts. The theme park’s newest café, Zuri’s Sweets Shop, offers a line of baked goods inspired by animal droppings – and why not? Well, you could say because it’s bit disgusting.But Disney doesn’t think so. Head to Zuri’s shop for elephant poo with oats and peanut butter, and tamarin poo with pretzels and fudge. Is $3.99 a reasonable charge for edible faeces?Concealing cakesSo cool are baked goods now, that they have even made headlines about prison breaks.A pair of convicted murderers (not the usual fuzzy Stop the Week topic) escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York and bakery played a major role. For months before the escape, prison tailor Joyce Mitchell used baked goods to win favours for convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat. He smuggled items including hacksaw blades to the criminals in foods such as hamburgers.The two convicts cut holes through steel cell walls, then sneaked along catwalks and through pipes before clambering out of a manhole beyond the prison gates and disappearing on 6 June. The manhunt continues.
The world premiere of David Grimm’s Tales from Red Vienna begins performances off-Broadway February 26. Starring Nina Arianda and Michael Esper, the Manhattan Theatre Club production will officially open on March 18 at MTC at New York City Center — Stage I. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, Tales From Red Vienna tells the story of Helena (Arianda), a woman who, having lost her husband and financial security in World War I, struggles to maintain her way of life as she becomes a part of an illicit underworld. She manages to separate her secret life from her public persona until she crosses paths with someone who has the power to expose and ruin her. The show will also star Tina Benko, Michael Goldsmith, Lucas Hall and Kathleen Chalfant. View Comments
Killer casting! After circling the project for some time, Benjamin Walker will headline the previously reported American Psycho musical on Broadway. Directed by Rupert Goold, the production will begin performances on February 19 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Opening night is scheduled for March 21.Walker recently appeared in a workshop for the tuner. His Great White Way credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Inherit the Wind. He starred as the titular presidential slayer in the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.American Psycho features music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the tuner follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: Patrick can’t get the blood out of his $5000 suits, because he also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers. The novel was adopted into an acclaimed film in 2000 starring Christian Bale and Reese Witherspoon.The show premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in December 2013 and had been set to make its U.S. premiere at Second Stage off-Broadway in February 2015. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 View Comments Related Shows Star Files American Psycho Benjamin Walker
If you like to propagate plants from cuttings, don’t miss “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves May 7 at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Do you have a prized rose, azalea or camellia you want to propagate? Reeves visits with University of Georgia horticulturist Paul Thomas to learn a technique every gardener can use.Irises propagate easily, but Hank Bruno at Callaway Gardens shows a bucket full of different irises that have different characteristics in the landscape. Move gardening indoors, as Nancy McDonald shows a dozen houseplants and identifies where they grow best inside. Then, find out why creeping cucumber and golden passion vine are considered invasive in the landscape. “Your Southern Garden,” produced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UF IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by sponsorship from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Clemson Cooperative Extension.Watch “Your Southern Garden” on select public TV stations in Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. Check local listings for details.