USS Coronado wraps up 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia

first_img View post tag: USS Coronado November 5, 2017 Authorities Littoral combat ship USS Coronado wraps up 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia View post tag: US Navy View post tag: LCS US Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) completed a 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia departing Singapore on November 4.Coronado is the first Independence-variant LCS to deploy to the US 7th Fleet as part of an initiative to deploy multiple LCS to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region in just a few years.During the deployment, the ship and crew operated with navies of 16 partner nations, participated in 11 multilateral and bilateral exercises, and made 10 strategic port visits across the region.“The rotational deployment of USS Coronado demonstrated the relevance of LCS as a platform tailor made for the dynamic and congested sea lanes, straits and archipelagos of South and Southeast Asia, providing flexible options and tactical advantages,” said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73. “We made tremendous strides in a challenging, forward deployed environment and the team is already applying lessons learned to future deployments in 2018. The Navy remains committed to the rotational deployment of LCS to the Indo-Asia-Pacific and views the LCS as a pillar of future U.S. maritime presence in Southeast Asia.”Coronado achieved many operational milestones for the LCS program to include coordinated counterpiracy operations with the Philippine Navy in the Sulu Sea and inaugural port visits to Cam Ranh, Vietnam and Lamut, Malaysia where the ship and crew deepened maritime partnerships.While operating alongside the Republic of Singapore Navy during exercise Pacific Griffin near Guam, Coronado fired a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile and successfully struck a target beyond visual range. The ship also contributed to regional maritime security through routine presence operations in the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Andaman Sea, and the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.“USS Coronado has been an integral part of building and strengthening maritime partnerships around the region,” said Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7. “By working side-by-side with partner nations and learning from each other, we were able to effectively operate Coronado and enable the ship to make valuable contributions to maritime stability and security in the region.”There were also opportunities to improve scheduled and expeditionary maintenance for a deployed LCS. The ship’s maintainers reduced the average repair time while deployed from 15 to 4 days, increasing the availability and readiness of Coronado to operate across the region. Coronado also conducted expeditionary maintenance availabilities in locations outside Singapore to include Cam Ranh, Vietnam, Guam, and Lumut, Malaysia.“I am extremely proud of the sailors and the work we did in the region,” said Cmdr. Douglas Meagher, commanding officer of Coronado. “The experiences we’ve made with new friends and partner navies throughout the region during this deployment will remain with us for a long time.” Back to overview,Home naval-today Littoral combat ship USS Coronado wraps up 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia Share this articlelast_img read more

DNA evidence leads to arrest of Elkhart man in 20 year-old cold case from…

first_img Google+ Pinterest DNA evidence leads to arrest of Elkhart man in 20 year-old cold case from Indy Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – March 11, 2020 0 408 Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Elkhart man for a 20 year-old cold case in Indianapolis.WSBT reports the case was the murder by strangulation of 38 year-old Arthur McPhaul in 2000. DNA evidence related to an arrest in another case in 2018 led police to arrest and charge 54 year-old William Swain.A database also matched his fingerprints to DNA found at the Indianapolis crime scene. Previous articleBrothers headed to prison for shooting deathNext articleAquatic Center in Elkhart hosting its biggest swim event yet Tommie Leelast_img read more

Oconee Extension Office

first_imgThe Oconee County Cooperative Extension started the new year in a new home. They have moved to the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center, which has been operated by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a research and education center since August 2012.The staff moved into about 4,000 square feet in the main building of the agricultural experiment station on Experiment Station Road and Government Station Road in Watkinsville.For the past several decades, Oconee’s Extension staff has worked out of a converted ranch-style house behind the Oconee County courthouse, which left limited room for workshops, meetings and office space. The new space will allow them to host more training activities, youth programs and work in a more functional office area. “Oconee County is very pleased to cooperate with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science to house the Oconee County Extension office in this location,” said Oconee County Commission Chairman Melvin Davis. “This facility will provide the adults and 4-H youth with a better facility to house the offices as well as for conducting adult and 4-H youth programs for our citizens.” In early 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced they would close the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center. In August UGA administrators signed an agreement to transfer management of the Campbell facility to the university. Farm Superintendent Eric Elsner, his farm management staff and the Oconee County Extension staffers are the first UGA employees to move their offices to the 1,070-acre facility since the university took over operations there last summer. “Our goal is to rebuild the Campbell facility as a center of excellence for research, teaching, and Extension in agriculture and natural resource management,” said Harald Scherm, assistant dean for research for the college. “Hosting the Oconee County Extension office at the center is the first step toward building a synergistic team of research and Extension scientists at the facility to address critical issues related to sustainable crop and animal production systems, soil protection, and water quality and conservation.” In addition to the Oconee County Extension office, plans for the center include a Piedmont Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Partnership, the college’s Sustainable Grazing Systems Program, and a wide-array of Extension, teaching and research activities at the interface of agriculture and natural resource management.last_img read more

Kenyatta University to host All-Africa University Games in August

first_img Loading… The programme also includes swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis and volleyball, as well as both the 3×3 and five-a-side versions of basketball. Organisers have been permitted to include rollerball, snooker and woodball as demonstration events at the Games. Woodball sees athletes use a mallet to pass a ball through gates, with the event played on a variety of surfaces including grass and sand. International University Sports Federation (FISU) vice-president and FASU secretary general Peninnah Kabenge was present at the launch event. Kabenge claimed the Games offered athletes the chance to represent Africa in the FISU University World Cup football and 3×3 basketball events. A pre-event scientific conference and head of delegation meeting is set to take place in July at Kenyatta University prior to the Games. Read Also:Kenyan Athlete Wins 2020 Lagos Marathon The Games last took place at Mekelle University in Ethiopia during 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kenyatta University will host the 10th edition of the All-Africa University Games later this year, organisers have announced. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really Are7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On Schedule10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes Around 4,000 athletes from universities across Africa are expected to travel to Kenya’s capital city Nairobi in August for the Games. Kenyatta University vice-chancellor Paul Wainaina thanked the Federation of Africa University Sport (FASU) for confirming their support. Wainaina unveiled the logo for the Games and an online registration portal at an event to confirm the organising committee. “I thank FASU for entrusting our University with the Games,” said Wainaina. “I urged the Local Organising Committee to deliver the Games at a standard that reflects Kenyatta University’s track record of excellence.” It will be the third time Kenya has hosted the All-Africa University Games. Both the 1978 and 2014 Games were held at the University of Nairobi. The Games are due to take place from August 17 to 21, with 15 sports included on the programme.last_img read more

Paul Le Guen is New Eagles’ Technical Adviser

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeAs reported by THISDAY monday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Frenchman Paul Le Guen, 52, as the new Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.The new Eagles’ boss Le Guen who steered the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa is to be assisted by Nigerian Salisu Yusuf, who takes the role of Chief Coach.Both appointments are subject to agreement of contract terms with the NFF Executive Committee. Le Guen is believed to be on a $40,000 per month pay while his assistant is expected to be on a N1.5million monthly. Le Guen played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland). He also coached Oman.Yusuf, a former Ranch Bees star player was capped at Under-20 level by Nigeria. He is a former coach of both Kano Pillars and Enyimba of Aba.After Sunday Oliseh quit the Eagles job and Samson Siasia held forth for two games in the qualifiers for the AFCON 2017, Yusuf stepped in as an interim coach for two international friendly matches in Europe at the end of May, which Eagles won.Spokesman of the Committee, Paul Bassey, said after the meeting at the NFF secretariat yesterday that Enugu Rangers gaffer Imama Amapakabo and former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and skipper Alloy Agu, who served as assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer for the games against Mali and Luxembourg in May, retained their places in the technical crew.The new crew’s immediate challenge is a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in the first week of September – a dead rubber, but which would serve as ample preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Zambia on October 3.The committee has also recommended to the NFF Board, the appointment of one-time Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Bitrus Bewarang as the new NFF Technical Director.Bewarang, who is president of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, will replace the late Coach Shaibu Amodu.There is also a recommendation that former Super Eagles’ defender Nduka Ugbade be restored to the Under-17 national team as assistant to Coach Manu Garba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Better Breathing Through Chemistry – Lucky Eagle

first_imgRochester, Wash., January 3, 2013 –– Guests and employees of Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel can literally breathe easier thanks to a cutting-edge new molecular air purification system installed at the casino earlier this month.The system attacks smoke and other air contaminants at a molecular level, leaving the air virtually smoke free.“We can now proudly say that Lucky Eagle has the cleanest air of any casino in the region and we achieved it in an environmentally friendly way,” Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel Chief Executive Officer John Setterstrom said.The air purification system pioneered by Moleculair™ Technologies, Inc. emits a very fine mist of naturally occurring chemicals into the casino through the existing ventilation system. The mist binds to smoke molecules and other air contaminants, breaking down and destroying them.The product is in over 40 Casinos nationwide and they are expecting to double that in 2013.“Our system is reliable and hassle free to install and maintain,” said Chief Operating Officer Joe DiLeo of Moleculair.  “We have received calls from all over the world wanting our technology. We were excited to add Lucky Eagle Casino to our list of clients.”It is believed that Lucky Eagle is the first casino in Washington to implement this new technology.“This is yet another example of our commitment to making the experience for our guests as comfortable and enjoyable as possible,” Setterstrom said. Lucky Eagle eliminates smoke with molecular air system  #  #Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by the Chehalis Tribe. The casino features more than 900 slot machines, plus live poker, blackjack, keno and bingo. The newly expanded 171-room Eagles Landing Hotel is connected to the casino.center_img Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more