Mine countermeasures ships from the navies of Australia, Japan and the US completed the annual Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018, off the coast of Japan on November 27.US Navy’s USS Chief and Australia’s HMAS Huon and HMAS Gascoyne were joined by a number of JMSDF ships for several days of at sea exercises.3JA is an annual exercise series that is designed to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations between the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and this year, for the first time, the Royal Australian Navy.“These opportunities to train with our partners demonstrate the commitment we have to maintain peace and stability throughout the region,” said Lt. Cmdr. Fred Crayton, commanding officer of Chief.The exercise culminated in a combined phase in which Chief and JMSDF ships coordinated to clear a route for ships through a simulated minefield in one of the designated exercise areas.“Each year 3JA gets better because we are able to bring forth valuable lessons learned and develop relevant mine warfare scenarios,” said Crayton.This year, 3JA was also used as an opportunity to enhance amphibious operations during mine warfare.Lt. Donald Crisman, the operations officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), attended 3JA as an amphibious operations advisor for JMSDF forces to discuss amphibious operations timeline, resources and capabilities of the Navy and Marine Corps and how it all factors into the mine warfare planning required to execute an amphibious landing at an objective.“I learned a lot about JMSDF mine warfare forces, and our own MCM capabilities and planning requirements,” said Crisman. “I also learned a lot about the command and control capabilities of JMSDF mine warfare forces and how US and JMSDF units operate together in a combined operation.” Photo: Photo: US Navy Share this article View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: JMSDF View post tag: 3JA
The Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Florida isseeking applicants who wish to pursue an academic career inAdvanced Rhinology, Skull Base Surgery, and OtolarnyngologicAllergy at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor,multi-mission track. The Candidate will hold a University ofFlorida appointment and become part of our current group of 15faculty. This candidate will be expected to support the expansionof clinical services in our community, complementing the programbuilt by the two current members of the Division of AdvancedRhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery . The candidate willprovide both inpatient and outpatient services, and will be taskedwith fielding a high volume operative inflammatory practice,further expanding the endoscopic and open skull base surgery incollaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, and assisting inmanagement of the allergy and biologics practice. The candidatewill also be responsible for teaching residents, fellows andmedical students, and preferably will engage in the researchactivities of the division. The desired candidate should possess astrong commitment to both clinical practice as well as residentteaching. The candidate will be working primarily at the state ofthe art ENT at the Oaks Clinic and Surgery Center, with cases andcall also performed at the main campus.For those candidates with a keen interest in pursuing research aspart of their academic career, the UF College of Medicine is asuperb location to practice as it offers excellent intramuralfunding opportunities in addition to traditional government fundingmechanisms. The other two members of the Advanced Rhinologydivision are collaborative R01 funded researchers along withmembers of the Department of Pulmonology and look to incorporatethe new member of the division into this research to the extentappropriate based on their interest. In 2019, NIH funding at the UFCollege of Medicine exceeded $250M. Protected time for research isavailable for qualified candidates who receive research funding.Mentorship from experienced faculty members will be provided forcandidates without prior independent research experience and/orfunding.Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate withexperience.Required Qualifications: Applicant must be board certified or boardeligible, and licensed (or eligible) to practice in Florida.Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in clinical care,teaching and research. Fellowship in Rhinology with a focus inOtolaryngologic Allergy is preferred.A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters ofrecommendation are required with application.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approval by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.
Pete Welbourne, former owner of Welbourne’s Bakery in Lincolnshire, is hosting Bread Make, Bake and Taste in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.On 12 March, third-generation baker Welbourne will host the charity event at The Venue in Navenby.Welbourne regularly gives baking demonstrations across the county and beyond, and is known for his easy-to-follow baking style.Welbourne said: “This is a chance for everyone to find out how a proper loaf of bread is made. We’ve been making it here for more than 100 years, so we know what we’re doing. Now we can pass those skills on to people who want to make their own.”Visitors will be able to see how bread is made, before tasting it for themselves at the end of the session.“It’s all for a good cause, and if we raise some funds from such an enjoyable day, then that’s fantastic,” added Welbourne.
Space Carnival, New York up and coming psychedelic groove rock band, have announced the release of their debut studio album Drawn In By The Sun. The album features eight tracks that showcase the melting pot of genres this young band is capable of brewing up. “We are primarily a live band, utilizing the stage as a tool for improvisation, so this album is a way for us to broadcast our music in a concise package,” says the band in a press release.Space Carnival has been refining their compositions on the road, so fans can expect fine tuned jam sections and ruthless groove throughout. The band describes their sound as “slippery disco” which is a combination of 60’s psychedelia, 70’s jazz fusion/funk, 80’s disco, and a nod to modern dance music.“Moon Boots”, the first single on the album, is on the surface about a man floating away in space being pulled in by the suns gravity. Underneath that it is about moderation in the jam scene and being conscious of your body and mind. This song features catchy hooks and a tight funky jam section sure to keep you dancing. Check out the new single streaming below, exclusively via L4LM.Space Carnival is comprised of Cameron Fitch (keyboards/vocals), Jeremy Kraus (guitar/vocals), Chris Meier (bass/vocals), and Nick Tassinari (drums). For more on the band and Drawn In By The Sun, head to their Bandcamp. Drawn In By The Sun Tracklisting1. Moon Boots2. Mister Sam3. Entree The Giant4. Uh Oh, I Slipped My Disco5. Plibt6. Rango7. The Sun8. Regal Krad
With a countless amount of after-parties each night following Phish‘s four night New Year’s run at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, pianist/composer Holly Bowling put on one of the more memorable performance’s from the wide array of festivities.For her late-night show at The Cutting Room on December 30th, Bowling decided to treat fans to a 20th anniversary celebration the classic Phish album Billy Breathes in its entirety. The band’s 1996 release features some of the most beloved songs in the Phish catalogue, including “Free,” “Character Zero,” “Waste,” and “Theme From the Bottom,” among others.Upon the completion of Billy Breathes, Bowling returned for a Grateful Dead-inspired encore of “Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment” to end the night properly. Listen to the entire show below, courtesy of Bowling’s Facebook page.Setlist: Holly Bowling | The Cutting Room | New York, NY | 12/30/16FreeCharacter Zero > #WasteTasteCars Trucks Buses #TalkTheme from the BottomTrain SongBliss > #Billy BreathesSwept Away >Steep > *Prince Caspian # **E: Cryptical Envelopment >The Other One *** >Cryptical Envelopment# first time performed by Holly* w/ Strange Design & Little Drummer Boy teases** w/ Free tease*** w/ Character Zero & Billy Breathes teases
Harvard University today (April 23) announced that Sumner M. Redstone has contributed $1 million to be used by Harvard College and Harvard Law School. This contribution by Redstone, a graduate of both Schools, will establish scholarships for 20 Redstone Scholars to attend Harvard College for the 2010–11 academic year. Additionally, Redstone’s gift will furnish funding for 10 postgraduate public service fellowships at Harvard Law School.The Sumner M. Redstone Undergraduate Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to deserving men and women at Harvard College. The fund will support undergraduates from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to public service reflecting the civic ideals of President John F. Kennedy.“I am deeply grateful to Mr. Redstone for this generous gift. It will help ensure that Harvard College is accessible to students who hold service to the public good as a fundamental value,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “These immediate-use scholarships support the College’s strong commitment to creating a diverse and outstanding undergraduate class each year.”At Harvard Law School, the Redstone Fellowships will support 10 students who wish to pursue postgraduate public service.Martha Minow, dean of the faculty and Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law, said, “In the 50 years since John F. Kennedy inspired a generation with his call to service, Sumner Redstone has steadfastly answered that call throughout the course of his extraordinary career and as a visionary leader in our society. Now, with these fellowships, he shares his inspiration by supporting the newest generation of lawyers who wish to make a difference in the lives of their fellow human beings. I am enormously grateful for his vision and leadership. The 10 recipients of his generosity will magnify his contribution many times over, by helping untold numbers of people. As President Kennedy’s brother Robert said, each time a person acts to improve the lot of others, ‘he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.’”Redstone said, “As a graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, I have experienced firsthand the culture of excellence and public service that is a fundamental tradition of these great schools. Harvard’s longstanding commitment to leadership through enlightenment and engagement provides an outstanding foundation for the next generation of leaders for the U.S. and around the world.“As the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s presidency nears, we reflect on how his influence sparked an era of optimism, activism, and national service. I have established these scholarships to help celebrate President Kennedy’s spirit by fostering a focus on education and a renewed commitment to public service. I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize and encourage these admirable young men and women.”The recipients of the scholarships announced today will be chosen based on criteria that include a commitment to public service that reflects President Kennedy’s civic ideals.Redstone has recently awarded more than $100 million in charitable grants to fund initiatives in the United States and abroad. His contributions have funded research and patient care advancements in cancer, burn recovery, and mental health at several major nonprofit health care organizations, and have provided support for groups that care for impoverished children in Southeast Asia.Redstone has served as the executive chairman of the board of directors of Viacom Inc. since Jan. 1, 2006. He also serves as executive chairman of the board of CBS Corp. He was chief executive officer of the former Viacom Inc. from 1996 to 2005 and chairman of the board of the former Viacom Inc. since 1986. He has also been chairman of the board of National Amusements Inc., Viacom’s controlling stockholder, since 1986, its chief executive officer since 1967, and also served as its president from 1967 through 1999. Redstone served as the first chairman of the board of the National Association of Theatre Owners and is currently a member of its executive committee. He has been a frequent lecturer at universities, including Harvard Law School, Boston University Law School, and Brandeis University. Redstone graduated from Harvard University in 1944 and received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1947. Upon graduation, he served as law secretary with the U.S. Court of Appeals and then as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General. Redstone served in the Military Intelligence Division during World War II. While a student at Harvard, he was selected to join a special intelligence group whose mission was to break Japan’s high-level military and diplomatic codes. Redstone received, among other honors, two commendations from the Military Intelligence Division in recognition of his service, contribution, and devotion to duty, and the Army Commendation Award.
Bryan Cranston in ‘All the Way’ View Comments We hope that four-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston has room on his awards shelf! The stage and screen star is set to reprise his Tony-winning performance of Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO film adaptation of All the Way and by the looks of the first trailer, below, more trophies will be heading in his direction. Helmed by Jay Roach, Robert Schenkkan penned the small screen take on his Tony-winning play, which also stars Tony winner Frank Langella as Senator Richard Russell, Bradley Whitford (another familiar face to White House dramas) as Hubert Humphrey, Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson and Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr. The movie is scheduled to premiere on May 21 and we will most definitely be setting our DVRs for this one.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has extended the comment deadline for its payday and small-dollar loan proposal to Oct. 7. CUNA has also moved back its deadline for accepting comments from credit union stakeholders; comments can now be sent to CUNA through Sept. 19.The CFPB issued the proposal in June, and CUNA has received feedback from credit unions about concerns with new regulatory and compliance burdens for federally and state-chartered credit unions. The added requirements, as well as proposed changes to the NCUA’s Payday Alternative Loan (PAL) program,eliminate needed flexibility, credit unions believe.The proposal’s overly broad scope sweeps in products and services offered by credit unions that are dissimilar to payday or small-dollar loans, including auto refinance loans. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
On Thursday, May 17, the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, signed an Agreement on the donation of 2/3 of the co-ownership space owned by the Republic of Croatia to the Bunić-Kaboga summer house, making the City of Dubrovnik the majority owner of the summer house.Mayor Mato Franković expressed his gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the competent ministries for the real understanding of the needs of local self-government units that know best how to activate property in their area and give it a wider social and cultural purpose. The transfer of ownership was approached in order to facilitate the management of the summer house for the purpose of further development of the cultural offer of the City of Dubrovnik.Photo: Bunić Kaboga mansionThe president of the Caboga Stiftung, Dr. Ivo Felner, the legal successor of the Batahovina Foundation, also agreed with the transfer of ownership to the City of Dubrovnik.The market value is estimated at HRK 21,13 million, and in the future this new cultural and tourist product will be managed by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the company Baština.
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