UK: Crew Says Farewell to HMS Cornwall

first_img View post tag: UK View post tag: says View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: crew July 6, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Crew Says Farewell to HMS Cornwall View post tag: Farewell The crew of HMS Cornwall said farewell to the ship last week at a decommissioning ceremony at Devonport Naval Base.The ceremony, held on Thursday 1 July 2011, marked the retirement of the ship from the Royal Navy after 23 years, and was an occasion for the ship’s captain, Commander David Wilkinson, to pay tribute to her affiliated organisations and the county of Cornwall as a whole for their support.Commander Wilkinson said he and the ship’s company had been proud to represent the nation and Cornwall worldwide on operations and other duties.The event included a parade of the crew, a band of the Royal Marines, a religious service, the ceremonial final sounding of the ship’s bell and the lowering of the commissioning pennant, White Ensign and Union Flag.HMS Cornwall, known as the ‘Fighting 99′, is the last of the Type 22 frigates to be decommissioned under the MOD’s Strategic Defence and Security Review. Sister ships HMS Cumberland, HMS Chatham and HMS Campbeltown have preceded HMS Cornwall.The ship has circumnavigated the globe, visited every ocean, taken part in Cold War operations, and recently served east of Suez on counter-piracy duties.Commander Wilkinson described his ship as world-beating and was proud to have served with his crew over the last 13 months, who he thanked for their support and professionalism. He said they were both compassionate and aggressive when needed, served with good grace and humour, and were his strength.He added: “My ship’s company have been fantastic, a wonderful example of the youth of today. I look back on my command with pride. It is an honour to be the last commanding officer of HMS Cornwall. “I hope the people of Cornwall have good memories of HMS Cornwall and all who served on her. This was an occasion to say farewell and to thank the county of Cornwall. The freedom of the city of Truro parade by the ship’s company on the 13th of July is a chance for the country to say goodbye to us.”Chief Petty Officer John Midwood, of Dewsbury, near Leeds, lowered the White Ensign for the last time at the stern of the ship.Most of the crew will stay together until late October 2011 after which they will attend courses and move onto new posts. In the meantime the physical decommissioning process will continue but the future of the ship is yet to be determined.[mappress]Source: mod, July 6, 2011 View post tag: HMS View post tag: Navy UK: Crew Says Farewell to HMS Cornwall Share this article View post tag: Cornwalllast_img read more

Balloting Open for New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches

first_imgNew Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey lacks one important thing: Ocean City voters.Consider the fact that (gasp) “the Wildwoods” have been named “Top Beach” in four of the five years the contest has been held. Ocean City won in 2009.New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Coastal Research Center introduced the survey in 2008 to “inspire pride in and stewardship of New Jersey’s beaches while promoting a little healthy competition between New Jersey’s favorite beach towns.”VOTE FOR OCEAN CITY IN THIS YEAR’S CONTEST.The contest is decided by online voters who are prevented from voting more than once. Balloting runs from President’s Day weekend through the end of April, and winners are announced in late May.This year, voters choose their top towns in three categories: Day Trips, Ecotourism and Family Vacations. Voters area asked to consider accommodations and amenities as they cast ballots. The four municipalities of “The Wildwoods” are listed separately this year.See winners of the Top Ten Beaches title from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The contest was not held in 2013 as beach towns in New Jersey recovered from Superstorm Sandy, but a calendar photo contest was held instead..The contest this year “rolled local art, tourism, environmental education, recycling and water conservation into one cool, colorful project,” the 2014 NJ Top Ten Beaches Rain Barrel Art Project.last_img read more

Dickey Betts Announces ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live At The St. George Theatre’ Live Album/DVD

first_imgFormer Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts has revealed plans to release a new live album and DVD, Ramblin’ Man: The Dickey Betts Band Live at the St. George Theatre, due out on July 12th via BMG.Betts’ forthcoming live album and concert film document a 90-minute performance by the Dickey Betts Band at Staten Island, NY’s historic St. George Theatre from July 21st, 2018. Betts’ band includes his former Great Southern bandmates—son Duane Betts (guitar), Frankie Lombardi (drums, backup vocals), Mike Kach (keyboards and lead vocals) and Pedro Arevalo (bass)—as well as equally talented new additions Damon Fowler (lead/slide guitar and vocals) and Steve Camilleri (drums).Related: How The Peach Music Festival Continues To Keep The Allman Brothers Spirit Alive [Videos]The 2018 performance, which will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, CD and vinyl, features a number of Allman Brothers Band favorites, including a special “Midnight Rider” tribute to Gregg Allman featuring Gregg’s son Devon Allman on lead vocals. Later in the show, Dickey paid his respects to Gregg again with an electric take on “Whipping Post”.See the full tracklist for Betts’ forthcoming Ramblin’ Man: The Dickey Betts Band Live at the St. George Theatre release below.expanding more-text=”View Tracklist”]Ramblin’ Man: The Dickey Betts Band Live at the St. George Theatre Tracklist:1. “Hot ’Lanta”2. “Blue Sky”3. “Statesboro Blues”4. “Midnight Rider” with special guest Devon Allman5. “My Getaway”6. “Nothing You Can Do”7. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”8. “Whipping Post”9. “Ramblin’ Man”10. “Jessica”[/expanding]last_img read more

Kaelin among Canada Gairdner Award recipients

first_imgWilliam Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has been named one of seven recipients of the 2010 Canada Gairdner Award. The award, which was created in 1959 to recognize and reward the achievements of medical researchers whose work contributes significantly to improving the quality of human life, is among the most prestigious awards in biomedical science.Kaelin’s research seeks to identify the molecular mechanisms that allow cells to detect a shortage of oxygen and respond by making new red blood cells and blood vessels. His work may pave the way for therapies that manipulate oxygen to treat diseases ranging from heart disease and anemia to cancer.“Bill has made groundbreaking discoveries that have transformed our understanding of many forms of cancer,” said Edward J. Benz Jr., the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, professor of Pediatrics, and professor of pathology at Dana-Farber. “His work has also pointed the way to new strategies to find better therapies for these tumors. He is very deserving of this recognition and has also brought honor to the Dana-Farber.”last_img read more

How to create a culture that creates engagement

first_img 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dan Berger B. Dan Berger became NAFCU president and CEO on Aug. 1, 2013. He joined NAFCU in January 2006 as senior vice president of government affairs overseeing five divisions including legislative … Web: Details We live in a competitive time, and differentiating your credit union – getting consumers to sit up and take notice – can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve decided to repurpose some great information from one of our recent conferences for a webcast we will offer, for free, to help you in your efforts to stand out from the crowd.NAFCU’s sold-out Strategic Growth Conference took place just two weeks ago in San Diego. If you weren’t there, you missed out on a great program focused on new technology, current regulatory challenges and how to engage a new generation of millennial members. It was a value-packed event, and we’re going to share some of that value with more credit unions by offering a free webcast based on the conference’s most popular session.The webcast – “How to Create A Culture that Creates Engagement” – focuses on how to build intrinsically rewarding behaviors that make your members happy, boost your revenue and keep your credit union relevant. It’s open to NAFCU members and non-members. The advice includes:six must-do’s on how to grow an engagement-focused organization;what systems and structures can be used to lock in the best cultural behaviors;how to allocate resources to support your new culture; andhow to enlist your board’s support to ensure full success.This is seriously important information for anyone looking to stand out in the financial services crowd. We want your members to be excited about your credit union – we want them to be surprised and impressed by the difference in your culture and in what you offer. Changing your culture to refocus fully on member engagement is the first step to making a big difference for your operation and your members.Considering how to make your credit union’s culture the best it can be is not just good for your members, but it will ensure your employees stay positive and productive to keep those members happy into the future. When everyone feels like they’re part of a positive and productive culture, communication improves and processes work better and faster. With a renewed focus on engagement, your credit union can bring its member service to an even higher level and really outdo the competition.You can’t afford not to take advantage of this free webcast – not with everything that’s at stake in these competitive times.Take a look at this free webcast and use it to help you move your credit union’s culture a step up. Credit unions are raising their voice and making the competition take notice as consumers continue to be drawn to their superior products, services and member-focused attitude.We want to help you keep the industry’s voice strong, and this webcast is just one example of our overall mission to offer you the best education, advocacy and compliance assistance. Please consider this valuable – yet free – webcast as our gift to you.last_img read more

Klopp says Liverpool spirits are high despite virus lockdown

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Be9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Jurgen Klopp says the mood at Liverpool is upbeat despite the coronavirus lockdown, even admitting he has tried to copy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s dance moves to keep himself occupied.Advertisement Loading… center_img The Premier League leaders were on the verge of their first top-flight title for 30 years when English football was suspended earlier this month.The virus shutdown has since been extended until at least April 30 but Liverpool do not know when, or if, they will get a chance to complete the job.Klopp said his players’ spirits remained high despite the frustrations of having no football to play and praised the efforts of his backroom staff who are looking after the players’ fitness.Liverpool were on the verge of winning the Premier League before the coronavirus shutdown“We spoke a couple of times, we have a really intense, big, big group chat – the whole of Melwood (training ground) are in that,” he said, speaking to the club’s website by videolink from his home.“The boys are really lively in that, the boys are just interested in what everybody is doing, comments on what everybody is doing – if Ox is on Instagram or whatever.”Midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain and his girlfriend, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, performed a dance routine, which she posted on social media.Teammate James Milner played up to his “boring James Milner” tag by posting a video of himself cutting his grass with a ruler and scissors.“I didn’t cut the grass but I tried the dance of Ox,” said Klopp. “Not as bad as you probably think. It’s very important in these times that we all show we take this situation seriously, but we are human beings.”“If the boys do anything on Instagram, as long as it’s in a legal frame I’m overly happy about it – it just shows they are still cheeky and all that stuff,” he added.Liverpool manager Jurgen KloppRead Also: Wilfred Ndidi named best ball-holding midfielder in Premier LeagueKlopp praised the efforts of Liverpool and other clubs in helping support more vulnerable members of the community during the current crisis.And he urged people to abide by the lockdown.“The only way to get football back as soon as possible, if that’s what the people want, the more disciplined we are now the earlier we will get, piece by piece by piece, our life back,” Klopp said. “That’s how it is.”“At one point we will play football again as well, 100 percent,” he added. “I couldn’t wish more for it because of a few really good reasons, how you can imagine. I can’t wait actually, but even I have to be disciplined and I try to be as much as I can.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more