Midshipmen Practice Skills aboard USS Chancellorsville

first_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: skills Twelve U.S. midshipmen learned what it takes to operate at sea aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), July 22 to Aug. 12.A midshipman’s summer cruise is an opportunity for the future officers to step out of the classrooms and into the active-duty Navy to learn and experience day-to-day operations as well as ship life from enlisted Sailors and officers.During the cruise, midshipmen were able to observe what is required for a front line warship to be ready. They participated in daily shipboard operations and exercises such as bridge watches, damage control training, operations and intelligence briefs, and live-fire gunnery exercises.One major evolution the midshipmen got to observe was the replenishment-at-sea between Chancellorsville and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197). This evolution required cooperation and communication from different departments aboard the ship such as deck, engineering, and navigation.The group of midshipmen concluded their cruise with the return of Chancellorsville to Fleet Activities Yokosuka.[mappress mapid=”16843″]Image: US Navy View post tag: USS Chancellorsville Back to overview,Home naval-today Midshipmen Practice Skills aboard USS Chancellorsville View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: asia Midshipmen Practice Skills aboard USS Chancellorsville View post tag: Navy View post tag: Midshipmen View post tag: practice September 4, 2015last_img read more

Student Success/Academic Advisor

first_imgInstills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of othersthrough honesty, integrity, and authenticity. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education.GENERAL SUMMARYStudent Success/Academic Advisors facilitate student success bydefining and implementing proactive strategies that help studentsstay on track to fulfill their educational goals. Advisors buildsupportive and personalized relationships with students and providethem with opportunities to stay connected to our educationalcommunity. They advise students on institutional policies andprocedures, program and degree requirements, and related academicmatters; and work closely with other institutional support teams toensure that student inquiries are addressed in a timely andeffective manner.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESConnect with new students upon acceptance of admission toensure overall readiness and escalate outstanding matters thatwould affect their ability to have a smooth and successfulstart.Provide students with proactive guidance on acclimating totheir new student lifestyle and building supportive personalenvironments and best practices to facilitate their studentsuccess.Advise students on institutional policies and procedures,program requirements and related academic matters.Assist faculty advisors as needed on any issues regardingstudent advisement.Provide comprehensive outreach to students who are at risk ofnot meeting satisfactory academic progress including follow up tothose on midterm or other academic warning.Closely monitor students to proactively identify at-riskscenarios and identify opportunities to develop, implement, measureand improve student success strategies.Work closely with institutional staff to ensure that studentinquiries are strategically coordinated and addressed in a timelymanner, leading to an inspiring student experience while supportingacademic integrity and institutional policies.Guide students to develop accountability for their decisionsand an understanding of how those decisions impact theirsuccess.Empower students to maintain effective connections to theinstitution and its community of learners.Must be willing to work up to 10 hours per week outside of M-F8a-5p in order to accommodate students’ needs.Coordinate the campus peer tutoring program.Advise students on alternate schedules to provide support andensure students are progressing within stated timeframes.Coordinate appeals and retention/progression hearings, notincluding arbitration, with the chairs of committees oncampus.Assist with the delivery of on campus events as needed. Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships anddelivering customer-centric solutions. Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversitywhen facing difficult situations. Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even undertough circumstances. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that managementmay deem necessary from time to time. Innovation – Creating new and better ways for theorganization to be successful. Collaborates – Building partnerships and workingcollaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. POSITION IN ORGANIZATIONREPORTS TO: Executive Director, Student Administration andServicesPOSITIONS SUPERVISED: NoneTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMinimum 3-5 years’ experience working in a service-orientedenvironment or educational setting.Master’s degree required.Must have a strong commitment to education and have thecounseling or coaching skills required to effectively keep studentson track.Strong problem solving and time management skills.Ability to effectively multi-task.Excellent verbal and written communication skillsrequired.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.Ability to successfully resolve student issues from requestthrough resolution.Effectively work with multiple databases and studentplatforms.Skilled at connecting and building rapport with students fromdiverse backgrounds.Creative, innovative, able to work independently and in a teamenvironment.Self-starter.Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations.Familiarity with online learning and/or Internettechnology. BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin.last_img read more

Euphorium reveals growth strategy

first_imgNorth London-based Euphorium Bakery has revealed ambitious expansion plans, both nationwide and internationally.Operations director Andrew Green told British Baker that although the firm remains an artisan bakery in its production methods and thinking, he concedes that it has become a chain, and the business has plans to expand further.”I think we could eventually achieve 20-30 shops in the north London and central London area, and potentially 15-20 in south London,” said Green. He added that he’d like the bakery to have reached 10 shops in north London by the end of the year.”We are also thinking of establishing a regional franchise model, which we could roll out nationally,” said Green, adding that the bakery even has international aspirations. “If you look at the likes of Paul or Le Pain Quotidien, you cannot go anywhere on holiday without seeing one and if they can go there, we can go there.” The bakery now has seven shops, with its eighth due to open in Threadneedle Street within the next six months.>>Craft brandslast_img read more

Terra Terra bakery and café to open in North London

first_imgA new restaurant and café with an open bakery is to start trading in North London this September. Terra Terra is the first of a group of casual dining concepts by the Ghost Group. It will have an all-day food menu with options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, before transforming into a cocktail bar at night offering cocktails developed by mixologist Walter Pintus.Breakfast options will include freshly-baked pastries from the restaurant’s open bakery, while lunch options will consist of salads and sandwiches.The restaurant will be set across two floors, each with space for 40 covers, and have a private patio area that the business said would offer a getaway from busy London life. Its design will take inspiration from Tuscany.“Terra Terra will provide its customers with exceptional quality food and drink at affordable prices,” said Piers Walker, creative director of Ghost Group.“Seating 40 diners on each floor creating a lively and buzzing atmosphere but simultaneously diners will experience those sought-after relaxing vibes Londoners are seeking.”last_img read more

John Prine Announces Red Rocks Amphitheatre Show With Colorado Symphony & I’m With Her

first_imgJourneyman singer/songwriter John Prine will headline Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre next summer, along with special guests the Colorado Symphony and I’m With Her. The one-night event will take place at the picturesque outdoor venue on Sunday, July 28th, and is the first summer 2019 concert scheduled for the veteran performer. All-female folk supergroup I’m With Her will serve as the evening’s support.The upcoming performance will not be the first time that a non-classical artist plays alongside the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks. This past year saw the Symphony team up with artists including Seal and Sarah McLachlan for some unique crossover performances, in addition to hosting their own headlining event in late May. Monday’s announcement didn’t reveal whether or not Prine and the Symphony would be playing material specifically from his latest album, The Tree of Forgiveness, or songs from his career catalogue, but whatever the setlist includes, fans should be prepared for a wonderful night of music under the summer stars.Prine turned 72-years-young this past October, and has had the opportunity to celebrate his musical journey with his fans throughout his ongoing fall tour. Shortly after his birthday, Prine teamed up with Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, and more for the “Across The Great Divide” Benefit Concert in Los Angeles. More recently, Prine was announced as a 2019 nominee for both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He was also the featured interview subject on a recent episode of “CBS Sunday Morning,” where he regaled viewers with his impressive career journey from a Chicago mailman to a Hall of Fame songwriter and performer.Tickets for the July 28th performance go on sale Friday, December 14th here.Head To John Prine’s website for more ticketing information and a full list of his upcoming tour dates.last_img read more

Balcony veggies

first_imgLiving in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own food. If you have a balcony or sunny area outdoors, you can grow tasty herbs like basil and parsley, or vegetables like green beans, tomatoes and radishes.Plants that mature small are best for growing vegetables from your apartment. Peppers, tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, spinach, radishes, green beans and carrots are smaller veggies that grow well in pots, said Bodie Pennisi, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturalist. Larger vegetables like eggplant, cucumbers and squash need larger containers but can also grow well in pots. Herbs like basil, parsley, oregano and chilies can also be grown in an apartment garden. An herb like basil can be started indoors by a sunny window and then be moved outside. The first thing to do is pick a sunny spot. Vegetables need to be outdoors and like a lot of sun. And most vegetables can be planted in a one-gallon pot, while larger vegetables may need to be planted in a two-gallon pot. “Vegetables need to be planted in an appropriately sized container, one that provides adequate space for the root system to grow,” Pennisi said. To better determine the size pot needed for a vegetable to grow properly, it is important to know how large the mature plant is going to be. Eggplants, for instance, should be planted in a two-gallon pot with only one plant per pot. They need more root space, and their end product is larger. Tomatoes and peppers only need a one-gallon pot, while radishes are small enough that more than one can be planted in a pot. After choosing a pot, buy or mix your own soil. Pennisi also said to mix in some granule soil as well. When filling containers with soil do not pack the soil tightly, but rather let the soil settle. This allows space for water to thoroughly saturate the soil and roots. If you plant a seedling, make sure to thoroughly wet the roots before putting it in the soil, and set them shallowly rather than deeply. If starting out with seeds, don’t bury them deeply. Instead, place seeds close to the top and cover them with a little bit of soil. Vegetables need a soluble fertilizer once a week. Look for fertilizers that show a 20-20-20 or 15-30-15 mixture on the label. Liquid feed can also be used. Remember, vegetables dry out very quickly. When plants grow larger, they need watering every day. “Never let plants dry out between watering,” Pennisi said. “This will cause them to drop flowers and fruit. Always make sure the soil is moist.” Watering is a balancing. Too much water may cause damage if there is not enough oxygen in the roots, Pennisi said. As long as veggies are planted at the right time they should be fine outdoors unless there is a late frost. Cover plants with a tarp to protect them from the cold if there is a late frost. If you maintain good water and fertilization and keep plants healthy, potted vegetables grown on your porch are just as tasty as ones grown in the ground. “Flavor is related to overall conditions rather than where vegetables are planted,” Pennisi said. “It is a matter of good gardening practices rather than if the plant is in a pot or in the ground.” (Allie Byrd is a writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Allie ByrdUniversity of Georgialast_img read more

U.S. Joins Northern Triangle Security Dialogue Hosted by Colombia

first_imgBy Jose Ruiz, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs July 05, 2016 U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S.Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and a delegation of senior U.S. governmentofficials were in Cartagena on June 24th to participate in a ministerial-leveldialogue on defense and security in Central America’s Northern Triangle. Defense and security ministers from the three nations that make up the Northern Triangle — Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — were on hand during the talks, which here hosted by Colombian Defense Minister Luis Villegas. U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker; Ambassador William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL); and Caryn Hollis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats headed the U.S. government’s delegation participating in the discussions. In recent years, the Northern Triangle has experienced increased levels of violence and crime, attributed to gangs, such as MS-13 and the 18th-Street gang, and a rise in transnational organized crime activities. The aim of the one-day event was to address the security issues impacting the region, facilitate the exchange of best practices, and identify strategic opportunities to strengthen security capabilities. The participants reviewed lessons learned and successes to date, exchanged ideas on information sharing and strategies for improved regional cooperation, and examined ways their countries can better transfer knowledge to each other. The high-level meeting began with an update on the U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Regional Security Cooperation. Announced by President Barack Obama and his Colombian counterpart, President Juan Manuel Santos in 2012, the plan draws on Colombia’s established and expanding expertise to develop security assistance programs and operational efforts that support six nations in the hemisphere afflicted by the effects of transnational organized crime, including the Northern Triangle countries. With assistance from the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and SOUTHCOM, the action plan has completed hundreds of capacity-building engagements since its inception in 2013, many of them led by Colombian military training teams and subject matter experts or hosted at Colombian law-enforcement and military schools. SOUTHCOM has supported more than 250 expert exchanges and training engagements under the plan, and is planning support for more than 130 engagements next year. While addressing his guests, Villegas credited his country’s commitment to strengthening the capacity of its security institutions with largely contributing to Colombia’s law enforcement and national defense successes and its standing in the world. “It’s a strengthening that has made it possible for us to have one of the best police forces of this continent, and I would say the world … and also a military force, in its muscle, mobility, intelligence, technology, and development of its human component and leadership, which have made it a point of reference as well,” he stated proudly. Colombia hosted the ministerial dialogue one day after its president announced a breakthrough agreement in the nation’s peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, commonly referred to as the FARC, paving the way for an end to that five-decade-old conflict with the rebel group. “I want to congratulate the Colombian people for reaching this historic milestone on their path to peace,” Tidd said after the announcement. “I also want to applaud the heroic role played by the Colombian Armed Forces and National Police in creating the security conditions that contributed to this important day.” In speaking of SOUTHCOM’s future partnership with Colombia, the Admiral echoed a statement previously made by Ambassador Kevin Whitaker regarding the future of the relationship between the two countries. “We have been a strong partner to Colombia in times of conflict, and we will remain an even stronger partner to Colombia in peace,” he said.last_img read more

Amityville Tarantula Abandoned, Taken to Santuary

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sufffolk SPCA officers rescued this Tarantula in Amityville.Suffolk County SPCA officers have rescued a Tarantula that was abandoned in front of a house in Amityville this week.Amityville village police reported finding the female rose-haired Tarantula at a house on Grand Central Avenue.Suffolk SPCA officers responded and took the Tarantula to a wildlife sanctuary out of state.Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross said in a news release that Tarantulas are not the best choice as a pet.Although all Tarantulas are venomous, few species have been claimed to cause human fatalities. If bitten, some people may suffer a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction, Gross said.Before biting, Tarantulas may signal their intention to attack by rearing up into a “threat posture” by spreading and extending their fangs, and—in certain species—making a loud hissing sound, he added.last_img read more

Patchogue Man Charged With Sex Attack, Robbery

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gary GriggA 25-year-old man has been accused of sodomizing and robbing a woman of $26 in his hometown of Patchogue two weeks ago.Gary Grigg pleaded not guilty Thursday at Suffolk County court to robbery and first-degree criminal sexual act.Prosecutors said Grigg broke the 24-year-old victim’s nose when he repeatedly punched her in the face after police said he grabbed her from behind on Main Street and dragged her into a wooded area in the early morning hours of June 29.Grigg was out on parole for a 2008 burglary at the time, authorities said.His bail was set at $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond. He is due back in court Tuesday.last_img

Hempstead Man Charged With Killing Partner, Tot in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hempstead man with a history of seizures has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly ignoring medical advice to not drive before a crash that killed his 27-year-old partner and 4-year-old son two years ago, Nassau County prosecutors said.Renen Vides pleaded not guilty Monday at Nassau County court to charges of second-degree manslaughter, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and driving without a license.“In spite of repeated warnings and repeated seizures, the defendant recklessly drove anyway, risking everyone in his path,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 29-year-old man was driving his Mitsubishi Galant eastbound on Old Country Road when he veered off the road and struck a tree front of the Source Mall in Westbury shortly before noon on Sept. 29, 2013.Two passengers in the car—his common-law wife, Martha Candida Hernandez Majano, and his son, Renen Vides Jr.—died at the scene.The driver wasn’t taking his prescribed seizure medication, was having seizures in the months leading up to the crash and lost consciousness immediately prior to hitting the tree, authorities said.A grand jury indicted Vides on March 30 following a lengthy and investigation. Garden City police officers who pulled him over Friday for driving without a front license plate took him into custody after finding that he had a warrant for his arrest.Judge Philip Grella set bail for Vides at $250,000. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. He is due back in court Sept. 2.last_img read more