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USA: NWDC HQ to Host Junior Leader Innovation Symposium in June

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: NWDC HQ to Host Junior Leader Innovation Symposium in June View post tag: Navy May 10, 2012 View post tag: Junior USA: NWDC HQ to Host Junior Leader Innovation Symposium in June View post tag: Innovation Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) is hosting a Junior Leader Innovation Symposium at NWDC’s headquarters aboard Naval Station Norfolk, June 6.The event is open to all E-5 through O-4 personnel and will be broadcasted live through Defense Connect Online (DCO) to encourage participation from junior leaders across the Fleet.Under the theme, “Engaging and Empowering Junior Leaders to Regain Our Innovation Advantage,” the symposium aims to educate junior leaders on the importance of innovation, empower them to contribute new ideas, generate cross-domain discussions, and harvest ideas on key issues confronting the Navy.This is the second event of NWDC’s “Innovation Series 2012,” designed to reinvigorate a culture of innovation throughout the Fleet.“Junior leaders must be engaged for our campaign to regain the Navy’s innovation advantage to be successful,” said Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander, Navy Warfare Development Command. “Our young enlisted Sailors and officers are inherently more risk-tolerant, technologically savvy and open to new ways of doing things than their senior counterparts, making them more suited to embracing and adopting innovative ideas and solutions.”Vice Adm. John M. Richardson, commander, Submarine Forces, will provide the keynote address. Kraft will also provide remarks and serve as host.Lt. Benjamin Kohlmann, the founder of Disruptive Thinkers, a San Diego-based, crowdsourced think tank, focused on linking intellectually curious military officers with successful civilian entrepreneurs, will speak on “Disrupted Innovation: A Junior Officer’s Perspective.”Capt. Michael Junge of “Sailor Bob” will discuss his experience as a counterculture thinker in a military environment, and Dr. Peter Denning, author of “The Innovator’s Way: Essential Practices for Successful Innovation, will provide his perspectives on “Innovation as Practice.” Additional speakers will include enlisted leadership and industry professionals.A pre-event online discussion will begin the collaboration process. Participants will be asked to visit NWDC’s Facebook page and contribute ideas and potential solutions to current Navy challenges. The content from the online discussion will be the basis for a workshop during the symposium, and some of the potential solutions will be brought forward to senior Navy leadership.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 10, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: June View post tag: leader View post tag: NWDC HQ Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Symposium View post tag: usa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: host Share this articlelast_img read more

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Australian Naval Vessels Enter Visakhapatnam, India

first_img Share this article Australian Naval Vessels Enter Visakhapatnam, India View post tag: India After sailing over 10,000 km each, the Royal Australian Navy’s HMA Ships Sirius, Arunta and Sheean are in Visakhapatnam, India preparing to exercise with the Indian Navy.The inuagural bilateral maritime activity, AUSINDEX, will commence on 12 September and will start with briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea.HMAS Sirius foreshadowed the upcoming exercise earlier this year off the coast of Western Australia conducting a passage exercise with visiting Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kamorta.Satpura, built in India, is a multi-role stealth frigate carrying a wide array of weaponry and Kamorta is the first of the four highly advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare stealth corvettes.The Indian Navy ships conducted a port visit in Perth during a visit by the Flag Officer Commanding the Indian Navy Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur.The upcoming maritime exercise is designed to strengthen defence co-operation between the two countries as envisaged in the Framework for Security Co-operation announced by the Australian and Indian Prime Ministers in 2014.Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, said the interaction off Western Australia set the bar for the exercise in India.The professionalism on display back in June was beyond reproach, and we are looking forward to working with our Indian colleagues again.A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C aircraft detachment will join the three Royal Australian Navy ships in India. The Australians will train with Indian Navy Ships Shivalik, Ranvijayi and Shakti, along with P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft during the week-long activity.AUSINDEX15 is being held in waters off Visakhapatnam, India until late September.[mappress mapid=”16904″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Australian Authoritiescenter_img September 11, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Naval Vessels Enter Visakhapatnam, India View post tag: Visakhapatnam View post tag: asialast_img read more

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Congressman Frank LoBiondo Announces That He Will Not Seek Reelection In 2018

first_imgCongressman Frank LoBiondo “Today I announce I will not seek reelection in 2018.”“I am sincerely humbled by the trust and responsibility the voters of New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District placed in me. I am deeply appreciative of the lifetime friendships I have made across the 8 counties I represent. I am forever grateful to my talented and dedicated staff that have worked in the Washington and Mays Landing offices over the years.“As a freeholder, Assemblyman and now Congressman I always looked for solutions that produce real world results built upon cooperation and partnerships. People before politics has always been my philosophy and my motivation. Regrettably, our nation is now consumed by increasing political polarization; there is no longer middle ground to honestly debate issues and put forward solutions.“As expected, there will be those who wildly speculate about my choice without any basis in fact. My decision is not health-related as I am in good health and continue to maintain a full schedule.“My decision is not electoral. Throughout my career I have always made my constituents and the interests of my district my top priority, therefore I am very confident voters would again reelect me.“As I am term-limited as Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee and in my position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, now is appropriate time to leave. Furthermore, as some of my closest colleagues have also come to realize, those of us who came to Congress to change Washington for the better through good governance are now the outliers. In legislating, we previously fought against allowing the perfect to become the enemy of the good. Today a vocal and obstinate minority within both parties has hijacked good legislation in pursuit of no legislation.“From day one I have always put South Jersey first and people before politics, giving 200 percent to representing our interests while promoting our way of life. From increasing veterans’ services and strengthening the footprint of our homeland security bases to growing our aviation industry and protecting our tourism-based economy through beach replenishment projects, I am immensely proud of the record I have accomplished. Helping people and constituent services is the most rewarding part of public service.“For a boy who grew up on a farm in Rosenhayn and looked to his father as a role model of how to do the right thing for the right reason, it has been a privilege to be South Jersey’s voice in Congress. I have always been focused, committed and determined to represent the people of South Jersey with honor and respect. The truly remarkable, caring and thoughtful people I have had the opportunity to meet, work alongside, and represent are the most rewarding gift that I will always remember and cherish.“My wife Tina and I are looking forward to the next chapter of our lives in South Jersey.”last_img read more

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Doughnut firm’s success prompts expansion plans

first_imgThe London-based Dum Dum Donutterie is expanding, with locations earmarked in the UK and several overseas as it looks to triple its first year’s turnover. Launched a year ago, Dum Dums is listed in Harrods and has three sites – in Fenchurch Street, East London, Shoreditch’s Boxpark, and Westfield at Stratford.Founder Paul Hurley told British Baker: “Turnover far exceeds expectations. From the grab-and-go site I expect to do in excess of half a million pounds a year and for the café concept we are looking at higher than that. I imagine we will triple last year’s sales this year and probably exceed that. Last year we were working with just a couple of concepts and we’ll probably double those in the UK in the next couple of months.“I want to reach 20 sites in London and then look to set up in cities around the world. I’d keep it relatively exclusive and then replicate the model across the world.”He said sites in London’s Camden, Brixton and Soho would open “in the very near future”, with suburbs in Essex, the south and south-west next on the agenda.International expansionInternational regions chosen for expansion include Singapore, Dubai and New York, where sites should open “in the coming months”.“We have a little US community and interest from the Far East. Our international sites would run as joint ventures with other business owners, while all UK sites would be owned and run by Dum Dum’s employees. I wouldn’t let many franchises happen – only with partners who have food backgrounds.“In sites abroad I’d look for sites large enough to allow a café concept with seats and we’ll also do kiosks. The idea is that Dum Dums is a flexible concept and works as a pop-up, café or more of a restaurant with seating.The company is providing doughnuts at the Brits after-party next Wednesday (25 February) and Hurley is starting work on his first book of recipes, which will launch next year.Hurley has a patent for the way Dum Dums makes doughnuts – baked instead of deep-fried. The bakers can choose how much oil they use and sell ‘healthier’ doughnuts with just 6g of fat as a result.last_img read more

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Kingfield Board of Selectmen discuss flooding road

first_imgKINGFIELD – The Board of Selectpersons convened for the first time in the new year on Jan. 18 via Zoom.The Board approved the new earned paid leave policy that is now required by state law.The law took effect Jan. 1 and states that any employer that has ten or more employees must offer one hour of paid leave for every 40 hours worked.In a prior workshop the board discussed the idea of paying off accrued sick time for employees to start everything fresh with the new earned paid leave policy.“We were going to pay off the sick time that was accrued so we are all starting off on an even keel going forward,” Board Chair Wade Browne said.The board voted to pay the $10,254 in accrued sick time which will come out of the Selectmen’s Contingency.The board reviewed a quote of $16,500 for town office remodeling. The estimate didn’t include new flooring or the secure work stations for the office employees. The workstations are intended to protect the office employees by providing glass with a voice hole and a slot to exchange papers.Currently the front office is closed as a safety precaution.“It’s all Covid driven at this point…if the disease isn’t getting any better than we ought to leave it closed,” Walter Kilbreth said.The rest of the board echoed Kilbreth’s sentiment.“We don’t need to endanger our help,” Raymond Meldrum said..The board approved the sewer commitment from January to March.The board also voted to accept passed quit claim deeds.At the end of the meeting Kilbreth brought up the flooding that occurs on Rapid Stream Rd. Though Rapid Stream isn’t a town road the residents are looking for assistance in doing something about the river.Kilbreth argued that the town doesn’t have responsibility to protect the road, but it does have a responsibility to protect the people on that road.“If there was an emergency up there and there’s flooding, somebody will die,” Kilbreth said. “We’ve had two floods in three weeks.”The town hasn’t put any money into the issue yet, but they do have someone looking into options for what can be done about the Rapid Stream.last_img read more

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Don Henley Reveals That The Eagles Have Broken Up

first_imgThank you for all the music, The Eagles. After countless farewell tours and subsequent reunions, Don Henley confirmed the inevitable. Following the death of founding member Glenn Frey, it seems that the band is hanging up “Hotel California” once and for all.In a new interview with BBC, Henley was asked about the band’s performance at the GRAMMYs and whether they would perform again. He responded, “That was the final farewell. I don’t think you’ll see us performing again. I think that was probably it. I think it was an appropriate farewell.”The farewell saw a number of long-time members of the Eagles play the song “Take It Easy” with Jackson Browne, who co-wrote the hit song with Glenn Frey back in 1972. In the interview, Henley said “we almost didn’t do it,” just because of how emotional it was.last_img read more

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World Premiere of Villainous Company Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Villainous Company The world premiere of Victor L. Cahn’s Villainous Company officially opens at off-Broadway’s Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row on January 12. The production, directed by Eric Parness, will run through January 31. The cast of Villainous Company features Alice Bahlke, Julia Campanelli and Corey Tazmania. Villainous Company explores the suspenseful game of cat and mouse between three women after one of them, Claire, returns from an afternoon of shopping and discovers that one of her packages is missing. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2015last_img

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Chenango County adds one additional COVID-19 case

first_imgThe Chenango County Health Department reported 77 total positive cases, which brings that number up by one from Saturday. CHENANGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Chenango County Health Department released an update on coronavirus numbers on Sunday. County health officials reported one additional recovery, which brings that total to 44. They said the number of hospitalized individuals remains at nine. The health department said 462 tests have been administered in the county to date. The health department said there are 135 individuals in mandatory quarantine, which is a decrease of four from Saturday. They also said to date there are 51 individuals in precautionary quarantine, which is an increase of 16 from the previous report. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img

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WHO: world has historic chance to gird for pandemic flu

first_imgNov 11, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in Asia gives the world its first opportunity to prepare a vaccine in advance for a potential pandemic strain of flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today as it convened a meeting of vaccine companies and health officials to consider the challenge.Representatives of vaccine manufacturers and government officials from the manufacturers’ countries are meeting at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how to develop vaccines for pandemic flu.”The current outbreak of H5N1 is a stark warning that conditions are highly favourable for the emergence of a pandemic virus,” the WHO said in a statement on its Web site. “For the first time in history, there is a window of opportunity to consider using a pandemic vaccine in humans at a time when a virus with significant pandemic potential is circulating in large parts of Asia.”The H5N1 strain of avian flu has infected at least 44 people in Asia this year and has killed 32. The virus has not been known to spread from person to person, but experts fear that it could acquire this ability through mutation, potentially leading to a pandemic.The WHO noted that vaccines have never been available during past pandemics, including the last two, in 1957 and 1968, when annual vaccination programs for ordinary flu were fully established. Past pandemic strains were not discovered until they began spreading internationally, the agency said. The viruses spread worldwide in 6 to 8 months, far too short a time to develop and distribute a vaccine.A few companies have begun to develop vaccines for potential pandemic viruses, the WHO said. “However, production capacity for a pandemic vaccine will be vastly inadequate unless other companies engage in vaccine seed development and preparation of batches for clinical testing,” the agency said.The statement said vaccine makers face two major challenges: finding the optimal formulation for a pandemic vaccine through clinical trials, and registering their vaccine with their national drug licensing agency.”Such registration, done with a ‘template’ influenza subtype which will eventually be replaced by the strain actually causing the epidemic, is a condition which every manufacturer must fulfill to produce pandemic vaccine, regardless of when the next pandemic occurs and which strain causes it,” the WHO said.In the United States, Aventis Pasteur Inc. and Chiron Corp. each won a government contract last May to produce 8,000 to 10,000 doses of an H5N1 vaccine based on virus isolated from a Vietnamese patient. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said it would use the vaccines in clinical trials.In September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a contract to Aventis Pasteur to make 2 million doses of its H5N1 vaccine for about $13 million. HHS officials then said clinical trials would start late this year or early next year.See also:WHO statement about Geneva meeting 21, 2004, CIDRAP News story “HHS awards contract for H5N1 avian flu vaccine”May 28, 2004, CIDRAP News story, “NIAID seeks vaccines for H5N1 avian flu”last_img read more

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Cultural contents as year-round motives of the tourist offer

first_imgNumerous changes taking place in modern society, be they economic, technological, climatic, political or any other nature, affect the relatively sensitive tourist market in different ways. Demand is changing in terms of demand and the paths to a satisfied tourist today are completely different than maybe just a decade ago. This is largely due to changes in the value system, so more valued healthy, comfortable, new, different, simple, natural, cultural, urban and as much as possible adapted to the specific wishes of potential market segments.Content buyers want to learn, get to know, remember something that will deepen their knowledge, enrich it, enrich it and contribute to the quality of their lives. It can be assumed that in the future, which brings an increasingly hectic everyday life, cities and other environments will try to create their own identity systems of tourist offer that will offer people an “escape” from the hustle and bustle, vacation, attractive leisure content…The most beautiful feature of a tourist offer that has the greatest potential for the cause of all the consequent changes in the cultural offer, economic profit and the economy as a whole are the manifestations. In the next few lines we bring you a wonderful synergy that is happening in Split. Split, which is a mirror of the cultural offer of our Dalmatia in the summer season, in its preseason offers equally valuable content based on different values, values ​​that promote modern culture and even more beautiful, through the academic community that seeks to connect and cooperate internationally.That is why you must visit Split and the art festival until May 19 “Split Art Convention”. The festival is conceived as an international platform for the exhibition and presentation of contemporary student works, and their connection through cooperation and socializing. The long-term goal is to set the festival on an international level, provide students with the opportunity to present themselves and set the city of Split as an ideal platform for further development of contemporary art. In addition to exhibiting finished student works, the goal is also educational.Ivana Kovač, a student of classical composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, will hold a lecture on “Independent Artists and the Sustainability of Entrepreneurship in the Arts” on Wednesday (May 17) at 16:00 pm in the Multimedia Hall of the University Library in Split (Ruđera Boškovića Street 31). Students of the Faculty of Philosophy in Split will hold workshops; “Media and Art and Their Influence on Children’s Attitudes Toward Art” through Thursday at 10:00 a.m. (May 17) and the workshop “How to Encourage a Child to Create?” Also at 10:00 a.m. (May 18). Both workshops will be at the Peristyle at Poljana kraljice Jelena 1.All those interested will have the opportunity, with the expert guidance of students of the Faculty of Philosophy in Split, to see the core of the city of Split in 19: 00 hours. The route will start next to the model of the city of Split on the waterfront, and will end in Loggia (Golden Gate) where 20: 00 hours start another exhibition of students from Split and Zagreb.For lovers of contemporary music, a concert of electronic music will be held on May 17, 05 at 2018:20 PM in the Concrete Cinema (MKC), and a concert of young student songs will be held on May 00, 18 at 05:2018 PM in the Gothic Hall of the City Museum. composers from all over Europe. Numerous artists (Kažimir Hraste, Ivan Božičević, Mišo Komenda, Karlo Kazinoti…) will be happy to talk as part of Artist talk which will be led by students of the Faculty of Philosophy in Split, while poets from the Faculty of Philosophy on Thursday (May 17) at 18:00 in the cafe Tinel (within the student dormitory Franjo Tuđman) will present their poetry to be read by actors from the Academy of Arts in Split .The closing of the festival will be marked by the performance of the S / UMAS Contemporary Music Ensemble, which will play in Diocletian’s Cellars on Saturday (May 19) at 20:00. After the First International Festival Split Art Convention, the band RØLØ will be in charge of socializing, playing from 21:00 in the club Cirkus Split – Monty Python.Split has once again shown that it works to create culturally inspired tourist facilities, because the city is becoming the basic space of culture of the future, then it is possible to assume that city identities will surely become a cultural phenomenon in the future, and therefore an increasing offer of attractiveness. is culture largely recognized as a vital development segment of tourism through the domain of “cultural tourism” which, in addition to the traditional focus of valorization of cultural and historical heritage, also activates new cultural and creative production as part of the tourist offer.This is the level of functioning of communities in which identity issues become the critical point of a new understanding and practice of community. Culture today in modern tourism has not only a perceptual role, but it is also an important content of the stay in which tourists are active participants. Moreover, culture becomes not only one of the more important contents of a stay, but often also the main motive for traveling to certain destinations.last_img read more

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