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

Can we object to a disciplinary companion?

first_imgQ An employee has made a request to bring a workplace companion along to a disciplinary hearing, but we think they are an unreasonable choice. Could we face any financial penalty if we don’t allow them in?AA workplace companion can be either: 1) a colleague; 2) a trade union representative; or 3) a union official (who is certified as competent). However, an employee’s choice must be reasonable for example, the individual cannot be involved in the dispute or as a material witness, or be expected to travel from a remote location.But if you refuse a workplace companion outright without good reason the employee could bring a tribunal claim against you. Their entitlement to be accompanied during a disciplinary hearing is a statutory right and an employee cannot be made to forego it. Where this happens, the maximum compensatory tribunal award is £760 (there is no minimum level). This figure is based on two weeks’ statutory pay at the current rate of £380 per week.last_img read more

Comparing Bob Weir & John Mayer’s Sit-Ins With Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

first_imgIn the past month or so, both Dead & Company guitarists – namely John Mayer and Bob Weir – have joined the acclaimed tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for extended sit-ins. Unlike most tribute bands, drummer Joe Russo has actually spent time performing with members of the band he tributes, during his tenure with Furthur. This sets Almost Dead on a unique trajectory, performing the music of the Grateful Dead with a background in, well, performing the music of the Grateful Dead.The first of these high-profile sit-ins came when John Mayer made his way to the Brooklyn Bowl back in October. Mayer has found himself in the center of the Dead universe after his full transformation into Deadheadism, catapulted to prominence by his fame and, more importantly, his talent. The guitarist is a faithful bearer of the proverbial torch, steeped in blues rock traditions.When he made his way to the Brooklyn Bowl, John Mayer didn’t just join in for a song or two – he played an entire set with Almost Dead. A set with this band is no easy feat, as Joe Russo & co truly take liberties with the Grateful Dead catalog like few before them. Fortunately, Mayer is a pro, and he handled the band’s style with a passionate energy. You can hear that in full force on “The Other One,” streaming below.While Mayer adapted to the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead style, it seems that the band “almost” adapted to Bob Weir’s style when the Grateful guitarist joined them last weekend. Weir met up with his former Furthur bandmate, Russo, his future “Los Muertos Con Queso” bandmate, Tom Hamilton, and the whole Almost Dead crew for an intimate moment at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Unlike Mayer sitting in for a whole set of Almost Dead music, the band stripped down and welcomed out Weir for a five song acoustic set.This wasn’t the first time that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead went acoustic; they actually did that at the afore-mentioned Brooklyn Bowl run in October. However, when you consider Weir’s recently completed acoustic “Campfire Tour”, it’s evident that Almost Dead adapted to Weir for the set. Not that that’s a bad thing! Bob Weir is a legend, after all. The set itself featured a mix of Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead classics, not too far off from the “Campfire Tour” setlists.Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead perform “Cassidy” (with “Let It Grow” teases), courtesy of MarkoVision Films, below.As Bob Weir was a founding member of the Grateful Dead. it would make sense that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead would cater to his desired performance style. Meanwhile, John Mayer, as revered as he is as a musician, is still a newcomer to the Grateful Dead world. He seems naturally elated just to play the Grateful Dead’s music, and what better way to do so than with a band who are equally as elated to play the catalog. It seems that John Mayer is almost on a level playing field as the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead crew, a member of the next generation of Grateful disciples, while Weir is O.G. Dead.All in all, these collaborations detail an underlying devotion to the Grateful Dead. The music never stopped!last_img read more

Data Domain OS 6.2: Faster data protection, with expanded cloud ecosystem, and greater flexibility – Part 3

first_imgThis is the final blog in our series and will focus on enhancements to Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300, the appliance that is focused in the entry to mid-range segment of the market.What a start to the year 2019! Dell EMC Data Domain delivers another feature packed software release (Data Domain OS 6.2) with hardware component enablement. The key themes for this release are:Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300 Enhancements: We acted on the feedback from our customers related to DD3300, and are proud to announce faster networking, support for VTL use case over Fiber Channel, and more flexibility from a capacity upgrade perspective by introducing a new DD3300 model at 8TB that can grow-in-place up to 16TB and provides a clean upgrade path to 32TB on a single box.Increased Differentiation: We made significant strides in improving performance – single stream restore performance has improved up to 4X compared to the previous release (Data Domain OS 6.1.2), and so has the overall restore performance. We have expanded our Cloud ecosystem for both Dell EMC Cloud Tier and Dell EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) with support for Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud. In addition, DD VE also supports AWS GovCloud and Azure Government Cloud.Simplified Experience: Better management through automation and end-to-end data  protection visibility with Dell EMC Data Domain Management Center (DD MC)Serviceability and TCE enhancements: Get more from your Dell EMC Data Domain appliancesDell EMC Data Domain DD3300With the enhancements to the DD3300 appliance and in Data Domain OS 6.2, Data Domain is looking to expand its footprint in the entry to mid-range segment of the market. The DD3300 journey that started in January of 2018 is coming full circle with three big announcementsSupport for VTL use case using Fiber Channel: The DD3300 appliance has a new port that supports VTL backupsFaster networking: The DD3300 now comes standard from the factory with a 10GbE networking cardLearn more about the features and upgrades in DD3300 via our Virtual Rack, go ahead and touch it.Introduction of the new 8TB model that can grow-in-place up to 16TB and provides a clean upgrade path to 32TB on a single appliance. Based on the feedback we received after the launch, we now introduce the 8TB capacity model that is based on 16TB hardware to address the large gap between 4TB and 16TB offerings.Blog Series Conclusion This blog series was created with the intent of educating our readers on the latest enhancements inside of Data Domain OS 6.2 and our DD3300 appliance. In summary, the first blog in the series covered our enhancements for Data Domain in the Cloud; both for Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) and Cloud Tier. The second blog focused on improvements to the Data Domain (PBBA) appliance. This blog rounds out the series with content geared toward improvements to the DD3300.Further Resources Video: Dell EMC Data Protection Appliance Launch BroadcastBlog: Dell EMC Data Protection Appliance AnnouncementInfographic: Dell EMC Data Protection AppliancesData Domain OS 6.2 is a feature packed release that brings extreme value to our customers. We hope you will consider upgrading your Data Domain appliances with the latest Data Domain OS 6.2. To learn more about Dell EMC Data Domain, check out the Dell EMC Data Domain home page, read Data Protection blogs, and follow @DellEMCProtect on Twitter for our latest announcements and content.last_img read more

The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible is Coming to B’way

first_imgLook out, because there’s another show coming to Broadway that has magic to do. The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible will astonish the Great White Way with a series of spectacles this fall. The show will dazzle audiences at the Marquis Theatre beginning November 26 and run through January 4, 2015. Opening night is set for December 4. Related Shows The Illusionists has toured internationally, making appearances in Mexico City, London, Dubai and more. The show recently played a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House. The Illusionists View Comments The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible brings some of the most incredible illusionists on earth to the stage. They thrill, mystify, shock and delight audiences with hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016last_img read more

Peruvian Navy Provides Medical, Social Support to Amazon Population

first_imgBy Dialogo August 24, 2015 no comment “An important achievement is that, as a result of the outreach efforts, some 5,000 persons now possess a national identification document, which allows them to access different social support programs offered by the government,” Vice Admiral Javier Gaviola Tejada, General Operational Commander for the Amazon Region and the Fifth Naval Zone, said. Rio Morona and Rio Putumayo I, which entered into service in June. Since the program began, the Navy has held five outreach events in the basins of the Napo and Putumayo Rivers, with each tour lasting about 45 days, during which the PIAS have provided a total of 102,880 medical treatments to residents of both basins. Naval personnel have also administered a wide array of services, including identification registrations, access to scholarships, and educational workshops on topics such as drug use and sex education. “Receiving a pension from the Pensión 65 program allows me to buy food and medicine for my illness. It is a big help for me,” said Arturo Pérez, 77, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and lives in Mangua, in the Loreto region which is only accessible by boat. The PIAS also give many elderly and needy people opportunities to withdraw money by offering ATMs for senior citizens in the Pensión 65 program, which provides a tax-free pension of about $78 every two months to adults older than 65 who live in extreme poverty. Peru’s Navy is playing an important role in helping those who live in extreme poverty in the Amazon region, an area of 782,800 km² that covers 60 percent of the country, has dense vegetation, a variety of climates, and is difficult to access. Since 2013, the Navy has provided support to Amazon populations who don’t have access to basic services because of their communities’ remote locations. Using vessels called Traveling Social Action Platforms (PIAS, for its Spanish acronym), Peruvian authorities are providing comprehensive health, dental, and social services to children and adults, including the elderly. The ATMs installed aboard the PIAS can also facilitate the payment of financial incentives under a national program for direct support to the poorest citizens, called JUNTOS, Spanish for “together”. It provides the country’s neediest families incentives of $62.50 every two months in exchange for a mother’s commitment to bring her minor children to health and educational centers in areas where they live. Rio Napo, constructed in 2013, and the first vessel in its class; Each platform consists of 15 compartments on the first level, where Naval personnel provide health services such as triage, topical treatments, dentistry, telemedicine, ophthalmology, minor surgery, and immunizations, as well as social services. The first level also contains observation theaters and pharmacies. Each of the three PIAS costs about $5.6 million, which includes the infrastructure, the installation of systems, and the acquisition of the equipment necessary for each vessel to operate in accordance with safe navigation standards. center_img Extreme poverty refers to those whose personal expenditures don’t exceed $50.30 per month, which is the cost of the minimal food basket in Peru, according to the National Statistics and Information Technology Institute (INEI). Currently, the Navy has three PIAS: Workers are constructing another PIAS – Rio Putumayo II – at the Naval Industrial Services shipyard in Iquitos, and it will be christened in September. Goal of 12 PIAS Bringing medical and dental treatment and social services to Amazon populations is generating high levels of goodwill and trust from residents in the region, Lt. Velásquez said. Full construction, which includes high-quality finishing, the installation of equipment, and formal testing, both in port and at sea as required by the Peruvian Navy for suitable functioning, will be complete in ten months, Lieutenant José Alberto Velásquez Salcedo, commanding officer of the PIAS Rio Morona, said. The PIAS are organized and directed by the commanding officer and a second in command, while the crew consists of highly trained Navy personnel specializing in navigation, communications, electricity, electronics, propulsion, maintenance, administration, services, and health. Helping the elderly and the needy “The goal is to have 12 vessels on the seven Amazon basins in the next four or five years, distributed along the borders with Ecuador (Napo and Morona Rivers), Colombia (Putumayo River), and Brazil (Yaraví River), as well as in the country’s interior (Ucayali, Marañón, and Tigre Rivers), plus two platforms that will be held in reserve,” Lt. Velásquez added. Optimism and joy “A sense of optimism and joy has awoken in the population receiving benefits,” he added. “We see it at each campaign when the units arrive at the communities, and they come efficiently, jointly, orderly, and free of charge.”last_img read more

Melville Man Killed in East Farmingdale Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old Melville man was killed when he crashed his vehicle in East Farmingdale early Sunday morning.Suffolk County police said Patrick Bellero was driving an Infiniti eastbound on Conklin Street when his vehicle veered off the road and struck a fence east of New Highway shortly after at 5 a.m.Bellero was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to contact them at 631-854-8152.last_img

The Ministry of Tourism allocated HRK 1,7 million to professional associations in tourism and catering

first_imgFind out which associations have received the support of the Ministry of Tourism in the attachment. ATTACHMENT: DECISION ON SELECTION OF THE PROJECT / Public tender for co-financing projects of professional associations in tourism and / or catering in 2019. These funds are intended for co-financing projects that contribute to raising the quality of human resources in tourism and hospitality, ie professional training and development realized through seminars, workshops and other forms of acquiring new knowledge and skills for employees and members of associations, as well as workshops for the general public. . “In the past four years, the Ministry of Tourism has co-financed a total of 60 projects of professional associations in the amount of eight million kuna in order to raise the quality of human resources and strengthen the competitiveness of the tourist offer. Professional associations are partners of the Ministry of Tourism that prepare and implement professional development and training projects that encourage further development of innovation and quality destination management in order to strengthen the Croatian tourism product and its visibility on the international market, ” pointed out Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. With the aim of raising the competitiveness of Croatian tourism by strengthening professional associations in tourism and catering, the Ministry of Tourism awarded a total of 1,7 million kuna to professional associations and their partners for sixteen selected projects based on this year’s public tender for co-financing projects of professional associations in tourism and / or catering.last_img read more

Phil Jones admits Man United were a ‘laughing stock’ under Jose Mourinho

first_imgJones recently signed a new contract at the club (Picture: Getty)More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘You can see it in every game, we’re creating a number of chances and putting them away.’United are currently fourth in the Premier League on 51 points, one above both Chelsea and Arsenal.The club’s next fixture is against PSG on Tuesday in the Champions League.MORE: Solskjaer raves about three PSG stars ahead of Champions League clashWill Solskjaer finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Phil Jones admits Man United were a ‘laughing stock’ under Jose Mourinho Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link724Shares Advertisement Jones has been a United player since 2011 (Picture: Getty)Phil Jones has admitted Manchester United were a “laughing stock” at the beginning of the season under Jose Mourinho.The Portuguese was sacked from his position as the United manager in December, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking over on an interim basis.The Red Devils have won 10 of their 11 games under the Norwegian, and Jones revealed he’s made a huge improvement to the squad.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It was tough for everyone involved,’ Jones said of United’s poor start to the campaign. ‘We might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the start of the season, but certainly not now.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Everyone is going to take us seriously now, we’ve proven that [with Solskjaer], and we’re still getting better.‘There is just a positivity about the place, to grind results out when we’re not playing well, to play forward, to play with intent and purpose – and that’s exactly what we’re doing.last_img read more

Vibrant year for new-home market

first_imgBrisbane’s new-build market is set to fire in 2017. Picture: Jodie RichterTHE Housing Industry Association (HIA) says their latest analysis confirms 2017 will be a great year for new Brisbane property.The comments follow the release of their latest New Home Sales Report which reveals Queensland saw increased sales activity at the end of 2016.The figures show a jump of 8.8 per cent in new-home sale volumes during the final quarter of 2016 – an increase of 1.6 per cent on the previous year’s result.Warwick Temby, a director at HIA Queensland, said property market naysayers would be proved wrong.“I think it’s telling you that the market is vibrant and there’s still lots of opportunity there as either a homeowner or an investor, and that all of the doomsayers out there who are predicting bubbles bursting and all that sort of stuff have got it wrong again,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoMr Temby said a combination of increased land supply and continued low interest rates are helping fuel buyer enthusiasm, while alternate investment opportunities are weak in comparison.He said these positive outcomes also have a flow-on effect to the renovation market too.“People don’t have to worry so much about the risk of overcapitalising and that sort of thing.”While his comments around detached housing are bullish, Mr Temby is more reserved about the new apartment market.He said this sector is due for a correction with the supply of new apartments having reached saturation point.“The apartment burst has happened – there are still a lot of apartments under construction.“The new stuff coming onto the market has started to slow down dramatically already and we expect to see that continue for a while yet.”last_img read more