View post tag: Naval View post tag: Frigate Authorities April 8, 2015 View post tag: Turkish Navy Turkish Navy Frigate Takes Part in OCEAN SHIELD View post tag: Navy View post tag: piracy The Turkish Navy Frigate TCG GEDIZ (F-495) joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD.The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean and provide support to NATO’s regional capacity building efforts in order to enhance interoperability and cooperation between the nations in the area. The ship will also conduct training with the counter-piracy naval forces operating in the Indian Ocean.Built in San Diego, California, the ship completed its service in U.S. Navy in 2000 and was transferred to the Turkish Navy in 2001. TCG GEDIZ, under the Turkish National warship program, has been equipped with software and hardware of the GENESIS Combat System that has been designed and developed by Turkish Navy Research Center.[mappress mapid=”15611″]Image: MARCOM View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkish Navy Frigate Takes Part in OCEAN SHIELD View post tag: Ocean Shield Share this article View post tag: NATO
Eleanor Mary Lang, 80, of Ocean City passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Shore Medical Center of Somers Point, NJ. Mrs. Lang was born August 29, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to the the late John T. and Ann (Madden) Murphy.Mrs. Lang was a 50 year member of the Legion of Mary, an active member of St. Augustine’s Church of Damien Parish, a member of the National Right to Life and a member of the Irish American Cultural Society.She is survived by her husband: Joseph Lang, Jr. , two daughters: Theresa (Tony) Flay of Gainesville, Va and Marianne (David) McDonald of Bryn Mawr, PA and two sons: Joseph (Gerri) Lang, III of Sicklerville, NJ and Michael (Lisa) Lang of Sewell, NJ. Also surviving are a sister: Kathleen Murphy of Maui, HI and two brothers: Patrick Murphy of Cape Canaveral, FL and John T. Murphy, II (Dorothy) of Philadelphia, PA, sister in law, Joanne Murphy of Perkasie, PA.Predeceased by her brother, Thomas Murphy.Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ.A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from St. Augustine’s R. C. Church of St. Damien Parish, 13th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where the Rosary will be said at 10:30.Burial will be at 3 o’clock in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House, NJ.In Lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to the National Right to Life, 512 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 or nrlc.org.www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.
A new company providing natural food ingredients to manufacturers has been launched.Naturis (Slough, Berks) will provide ingredients to enhance the health benefits of products. Among the functional ingredients offered by Naturis are insoluble fibres, probiotics, prebiotics, proteins, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s.Head of marketing and strategy for Naturis, Markus Smet, says: “I am very excited about the launch of Naturis. This is a time when people are becoming more concerned about the ingredients that go into their food and manufacturers are responding to that. Naturis can help manufacturers meet their customers’ expectations and demands for more healthy, natural products.”Naturis is a division of the newly formed ACI Group, which was previously called Allchem International.
The Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) is to have its products listed in the Bako North Western portfolio.Its sweetened dried cranberries (SDC), suitable for use in products such as tiffins, flapjacks, cookies, muffins and bread, will now be available in a 3lb bag.The SDCs were presented at Bako’s Seasonal Showcase last month, where bakers could try the cranberries in various baked goods and pick up point-of-sale material, plus a free copy of Add Cranberries, Add Value a guide to baking with SDCs.Ocean Spray SDCs are highly process-tolerant in baking applications and resist moisture migration and colour-bleed, said the firm.
For the first time in program history, the Harvard men’s basketball team is ranked in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ National polls. The Crimson appears at No. 25 in the country in the AP rankings and No. 24 in the coaches poll, released today.The Crimson becomes the first Ivy League team to be ranked nationally in a major poll since Cornell was rated No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today poll during the 2010 season. The last Ivy team to appear in the AP was the 1997-98 Princeton team that finished No. 8 in the rankings.Harvard, which if off to an 8-0 start for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign, won the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Nov. 26, defeating Utah, then-No. 20 Florida State and Central Florida along the way. The Crimson sits at 2-0 at home, 3-0 in road contests and 3-0 in neutral-site games. Harvard is one of 15 remaining undefeated teams in the country and owns a 19-game win streak, tied for the seventh longest in the nation.To read the full story, visit gocrimson.com.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and the Spur, will close at noon on Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, April 6, in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The park will continue to assess changing conditions in our region and work with local communities to extend or terminate closures, as appropriate to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, partners, and local residents. Despite park efforts over the last week to comply with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance for social distancing, approximately 30,000 people entered the park daily resulting in congested conditions at popular locations such as Laurel Falls, Newfound Gap, and Cades Cove. Visitors from across the country have flocked to the area due to Spring Break, wildflowers, and warm weather conditions. This two-week park closure allows the park to support local efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During the closure period, visitors can experience the park using digital tools including our social media platforms and website where near real-time views can be seen via park webcams at https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm. Park rangers can still help answer questions via email or phone during business hours at (865) 436-1291, (828) 506-8620, or e-mail us. The NPS is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19 and adjusting measures to control its spread. We will notify the public as we are able to resume operations and will provide updates on our website at www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/conditions.htm and social media. All access to the park, including trails and roads, will temporarily close in alignment with efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 across the region. This includes Executive Order 117 issued by NC Governor Roy Cooper, Executive Order 17 issued by TN Governor Bill Lee, Executive Order 6 issued by Principal Chief Richard Sneed of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Graham County travel restrictions, Pigeon Forge, TN Safe-at-Home Advisory, and requests to close or partially close the park received from Swain County, Sevier County, and Bryson City, NC.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) wrote to congressional leadership Wednesday to combat “factually incorrect” attacks from bankers on the National Credit Union Association’s (NCUA) field-of-membership proposal. In the letter, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle not only corrected the erroneous information put forth by the bankers, but expressed dismay at the reasoning behind it.“Simply put, the letter provided by the American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers Association is factually incorrect and exposes a disturbing perspective on the part of America’s bankers that consumers should have less access to affordable financial services,” Nussle wrote.“The loose analysis of NCUA’s field-of-membership proposal (FOM) articulated by the bankers’ letter is as disappointing as it is inaccurate,” Nussle added. “Here are the facts: Nothing in the proposal would allow credit unions to expand their fields of membership in an ‘unchecked’ manner. If this proposal is adopted, federal credit unions will still face limits on whom they may serve under the Federal Credit Union Act.”Nussle goes on to highlight how the Federal Credit Union Act gives the NCUA authority to implement FOM requirements, and that the current proposal modifies changes made by the agency in 2010 that added a number of restrictions not required by law. continue reading »
If you think appearing in the number one show on Netflix is impressive, the Lewis brothers are continuing to make some big moves in Hollywood. According to Netflix, a record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen’s Gambit in its first 28 days, making it Netflix’s biggest scripted limited series to date. It also ranked number one in 63 countries. The two didn’t get into acting until a little later in life, eventually moving to California to continue their careers. Even though they’ve made it to the big screen, they have never forgotten where they came from. “We were always pretty creative kids,” said Russell Lewis. “We spent our whole lives playing outside in the woods, and we were always creating characters in the stories.” “I have been writing a new feature film and a short film that I wrote and we’re both in is still going to the festival circuits so that’s been winning some awards for us,” said Matt Lewis. They say they couldn’t have accomplished it all without their hometown’s support. “All those people get to see someone they knew or grew up with on the screen or on Netflix. It really makes their day, and that’s what is really cool to see,” said Matt Lewis. (WBNG) — Twin brothers Matt and Russell Lewis were born and raised in Harpursville. Now, you’ll find them starring in one of the newest shows on Netflix, The Queen’s Gambit. “We had so many caring people around us, from friends to family, to teachers,” said Russell Lewis. “Success was never out of the question because we had such a great support system from the very beginning.” The show follows an orphaned chess prodigy on her way to becoming the world’s best chess player. On her journey, she meets Matt and Mike, played by the Lewis brothers.
Wilder KO’d Ortiz in a come-from-behind victory in their rematch Joshua analysed Wilder’s second knockout of Ortiz: “The good thing he does here, his back’s on the ropes against Ortiz, which is a dangerous place to be because on the ropes there’s no room to create space.“But what he does, he flicks the jab out to make Ortiz think, ‘Hang on a minute, there’s something coming back if I dive in.’“So Ortiz steps back and follows him across. What Wilder does as he’s moving round to get more space, from the ropes he’s moved around, he’s the general in the ring because he’s got all the space behind him.“Now Ortiz’s back is on the ropes, which is a very dangerous place for Ortiz, so Wilder’s done a great thing there to turn the tables.“He’s controlling with the lead hand. Not every jab is going to land, sometimes we just use it as a smokescreen to put something there.“And once that jab touches your hand, your shoulder, your face, I know this bad boy [the right hand] is going to follow.”Wilder’s run would eventually end due to the front-foot aggression of Fury, a different style to the one that Ortiz came so close with. – Advertisement – 1:10 Luis Ortiz may have sighed regretfully at seeing Deontay Wilder trounced by Tyson Fury earlier this year.It was Ortiz who, not once but twice, found himself within touching distance of ending Wilder’s fearsome reign – but on both occasions he succumbed to come-from-behind knockout punches.Now aged 41, Cuba’s heavyweight contender Ortiz is in last-chance saloon and is set to return on Saturday night against Alexander Flores. Wilder sensationally stopped Ortiz in their brilliant first fight Wilder sensationally stopped Ortiz in their brilliant first fight – Advertisement – Ortiz was, particularly from 2016 to 2018, considered to be an avoided and dangerous contender to the world heavyweight championships.Although he had a chance to face Anthony Joshua, promoter Eddie Hearn has said, and twice challenged Wilder, he possessed a reputation as a skilful southpaw that was better left alone.Ortiz’s left hand gave Wilder a shellacking in the seventh round of their first fight in 2018, wobbling the then-unbeaten WBC champion and coming within a whisker of an upset.Wilder said after battling back to end Ortiz’s unbeaten record: “He’s one of the best in the world. Nobody has given Ortiz an opportunity, even after I defeated him.“Normally after you knock somebody out, other guys are willing to fight him because they have seen weakness, chinks in the armour.“They didn’t want to fight Ortiz, they don’t want to fight him now.”
Jul 27, 2009Europe plans to streamline H1N1 flu vaccine approvalEurope’s drug regulators are fast-tracking the approval process for novel H1N1 vaccines, which could mean they would be used before much human testing is done, the Associated Press reported yesterday. Though flu vaccines in the EU usually get thorough testing, authorities plan to evaluate H1N1 vaccines largely based on previous data for H5N1 avian flu vaccines, since both types have the same basic ingredients, the AP said. Regular safety monitoring will be required as the vaccines are used.H1N1 flu cases surge in Mexico’s Chiapas stateThe number of novel H1H1 cases in the Mexican state of Chiapas is soaring, with up to 130 new infections reported each day, Agence France-Presse reported today. However, Mexican health officials say the virus is under control in the rest of the country. Located in the country’s southeast, Chiapas has a poor indigenous population, tourist sites, and heavy traffic from Central American immigrants. The state has the country’s highest case count and has reported 8 of the last 10 deaths.[Jul 27 AFP story]Canada to test idea that vitamin D boosts flu protectionTo see if high vitamin D levels protect against novel H1N1 flu, the Public Health Agency of Canada is launching a trial to compare blood levels of the vitamin in those with mild and severe cases, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail reported today. Scientists speculate that the winter spike in flu infections is related to lower vitamin D levels associated with reduced exposure to sunlight. Higher vitamin D levels in mildly infected people might suggest a low-cost flu prevention measure.South American nations ask WTO to ease flu drug patent rulesA trade bloc of seven South American nations on Jul 24 demanded exemptions from paying patent fees for vaccines and drugs against the pandemic H1N1 virus, Agence France-Presse reported. They urged the application of a World Trade Organization intellectual property provision to relax patent rules to protect public health. Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said that though suspending patents could save millions of lives, she wasn’t suggesting that the vaccines should be produced for free.