Mount Whitney Wraps Up Visit to Lisbon, Portugal

first_img View post tag: Mount Whitney View post tag: Portugal View post tag: europe The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Lisbon, Portugal, November 9, 2015, following a six day scheduled port visit.During the port visit the Mount Whitney hosted a reception which included U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Vice Adm. James Foggo III.Sailors had the opportunity to participate in community engagement projects, give tours of Mount Whitney.Mount Whitney, forward-deployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a combined crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.[mappress mapid=”17392″]Image: US Navy Mount Whitney Wraps Up Visit to Lisbon, Portugal View post tag: Lisboncenter_img November 11, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Mount Whitney Wraps Up Visit to Lisbon, Portugal Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Coronavirus Update

first_imgDear Friends,N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy announced no new restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic in his news conference this afternoon. But as the number of confirmed cases in New Jersey continues to increase, he said it soon will be necessary to “tighten the screws” to slow the spread of the virus.That could mean the closing of more businesses, more travel restrictions and even an order to “shelter in place.” Nobody is going to be happy about these potential directives. But we all need to be prepared to comply, and to be nice and be kind as we make these sacrifices. If we all follow these guidelines, we can protect ourselves, our families and our community.I will continue to update you on any new developments as they arise.Please visit if you are able to donate to a newly launched community program called OCNJ CARE. The effort will help bring services and relief to those affected by COVID-19 and the related closings and restrictions.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Alan Paul To Host Live Interview With Robert Cray & Steve Jordon In NYC

first_imgNew York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul is hosting a live interview with Robert Cray and Steve Jordan this Thursday at The Cutting Room in NYC. Alan Paul will lead the conversation, navigating through the blues, Memphis soul, Chuck Berry and much more.As the event notes, Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five GRAMMY wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (April 28, 2017/ Jay-Vee Records), the Blues Hall of Famer traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned GRAMMY Award-winning producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped create that sound. Jordan and Cray met in 1987 while working on the concert film Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll, a tribute to Chuck Berry.You will learn all about this growing relationship at Thursday night’s live interview session. Tickets are available here.last_img read more

The Crimson in Seattle

first_imgSEATTLE — “The city embraced me,” said Isaiah Kacyvenski ’00, M.B.A. ’11, about living in Seattle, “and I embraced it right back.”Harvard President Drew Faust shared Kacyvenski’s story before 250 alumni and friends during her opening remarks recently at Your Harvard: Seattle at the Seattle Art Museum. The Your Harvard events comprise a global series organized by the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) that will occur throughout The Harvard Campaign.After starring as a linebacker for the Crimson, Kacyvenski was drafted by the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks in 2000 and called the Emerald City home for the majority of his professional career. In Seattle, Faust says, Kacyvenski “discovered an unassuming metropolis ‘full of great minds and great people,’ a community that celebrated and rewarded ‘hard work, passion, and heart.’”Kacyvenski was hardly the first recent graduate of Harvard to call Seattle home. The city and the rest of the Pacific Northwest are increasingly popular destinations for young Harvard alumni, with more than 5,000 of them in the Puget Sound and Western Washington region alone.Alumni gatherings in Seattle date back to 1892, when a local group of alumni invited Harvard President Charles William Eliot to visit. The current Harvard Club of Seattle has operated since 1974.Originally from Scarsdale, N.Y., Andrew Petschek ’12 refers to Harvard as his second home. Soon after graduation, Petschek found a third home when he moved to Seattle to work for Microsoft. “I didn’t know anyone when I came out here,” he said. “I naturally gravitated to those who had a shared … Harvard experience, because we all took part in that, the love and joy of Cambridge. My very positive past experience has been reincarnated out here.”Like Petschek, other Harvard alumni were drawn to Seattle to work for major brands based in the area, including Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Boeing, among others.,A Nebraska native, Tiffany Thalassa Niver ’08, M.B.A. ’12, worked in Boston before moving to Seattle to work for Amazon. Niver credits the Harvard alumni clubs in both cities for their efforts to replicate the intellectual conversations and the networking opportunities that are part of the fabric of Harvard life. “What’s unique about Seattle is, because Seattle’s a smaller community much further away from the core, you really get to know people on a deeper level,” she said.Sean Meeker ’03 and his wife, Bryce Meeker ’03, left New York City just over a year ago to be closer to family in Seattle. While he hasn’t lived in Seattle long, Meeker, a portfolio manager at Vulcan Capital, can already differentiate between the Harvard alumni community in New York and its counterpart in Seattle. Due to both the way of life and the larger contingent of alumni in New York, the alumni network there has to be more structured, Meeker said, whereas in Seattle, “maybe not shockingly for the West Coast culture, it’s a little more relaxed.” He describes the Seattle alumni group as a vibrant community with particular benefits for younger alumni. Regarding alumni events such as Your Harvard: Seattle, Meeker added, “If you go to one of those events for five minutes, you’re going to have an email list 10 to 15 people long. You’re going to come away with a passion about a lot of things you didn’t know about before.”A number of younger alumni turned out for the Your Harvard event, which they attributed to having a peer, Ling Lin ’12, as president of the Harvard Club of Seattle. Lin, who grew up in Boston and moved to Seattle to work for Amazon soon after graduating, said she became involved with the Seattle club because she didn’t want to lose the close connection she felt with her Harvard peers. She equates Harvard with opportunity, which she continues to see play out in her role as club president. “Any new ideas I had for the club have been very positively received.”James Carter ’01 traveled to the event from his home in Portland, where he works as a financial analyst for the city. He credits Lin’s leadership in adding more recent graduate representation to the club’s board as well as the diversity of events that the club sponsors to encourage alumni of various ages to engage more as a community.Sonia Dara ’12 echoed Carter’s praise of Lin’s efforts to increase the involvement of young alumni in Seattle. Originally from Atlanta, Dara relocated to Seattle after Commencement to work for Microsoft. Moving to the Northwest, she said, was an opportunity to go outside her comfort zone, having always lived on the East Coast and not really knowing anyone in her new city. “I equate living in Seattle to being in part of the Quad. You’re further away from the concentration of everyone, which makes your ties a little bit stronger to one another — your House pride, if you will. That’s why we have a lot of Seattle pride.”“It’s wonderful to see the number of young alumni not only active in the Harvard Club of Seattle but also attracting other alumni to get involved,” said Philip Lovejoy, executive director of the HAA. “There’s a genuine sense of connection among the young graduates in Seattle, something we are starting to see more of in many other Harvard communities as well.”last_img read more

The Ministry of Tourism must pay HRK 23 million to the HNS

first_imgThe government has given the Ministry of Tourism the authority to conclude an agreement on settling obligations to the Croatian Football Association in the total amount of almost 23 million kuna, which will be paid based on final court rulings, which would resolve a dispute that has lasted for almost 20 years. Business diary. It is a long-standing dispute that arose due to non-compliance with the sponsorship agreement signed at the end of 1999 by the then Minister of Tourism Ivan Herak. With this contract, Herak undertook that the Ministry of Tourism would pay HNS two million marks a year as the main sponsor for the next three years, and HNS should in turn display the sign, slogan and advertisements of Croatian tourism in central stadiums, traffic lights and stadiums. With the change of government, Minister Pava Župan Rusković comes to head the Ministry of Tourism, who then announces the annulment of the contract.According to the agreement, a part of the default interest in the amount of HRK 11,75 million is expected to be paid no later than 31 December 2019, then the same amount should be paid by 31 December 2020, increased by a part of the default interest. On the other hand, HNS waives a part of its receivables from the Ministry of Tourism, which represents a part of default interest in the amount of HRK 10 million. By fulfilling the obligations assumed by the agreement, the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Football Association would not have any mutual claims based on final and enforceable court decisions.last_img read more

Tap pension funds to finance nuclear plant, government urged

first_img“Pension funds really want to invest in infrastructure, and there’s no shortage of capital if the projects are structured in the right way with the right risk/return characteristics,” he told IPE.“[Wylfa Newydd] is a large project, relatively early in planning. The Thames Tideway is a pretty good model, so why not think about something similar?”The government has granted some guarantees to Thames Tideway investors, and it began paying backers a yield as soon as construction started.Weston added: “Thames Tideway was quite a success in accessing pension fund capital. It is an option that was proven to work. I’m not saying it would be exactly the same – it’s very different building a nuclear power station to digging a tunnel underneath London – but it’s a big construction project that will take a number of years to get built. It makes sense to look at Thames Tideway and see if those basic building blocks can be applied.”In July last year, Dalmore Capital – which manages money on behalf of the PiP – formed part of the Bazalgette Consortium that will finance the £4.2bn (€5bn) Thames Tideway Tunnel.In addition to Dalmore, the group included Allianz Capital Partners, Amber Infrastructure Group, DIF and Swiss Life Asset Managers.Last week, the PiP announced its first co-investment arrangement with founding investor Railpen.The £21bn pension fund invested alongside the platform to provide £20.3m of funds to refinance debt linked to a portfolio of nearly 2,000 rooftop solar panels. The UK government should utilise pension scheme demand for infrastructure to help fund a new nuclear power plant in North Wales, according to the chief executive of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP).Mike Weston, who has led the PiP since its formation in 2014, said the government should consider a similar funding structure to that employed in 2015 when securing institutional backing for the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a project to modernise London’s sewers.The site for the nuclear power station in Wylfa Newydd on the island of Anglesey is owned by Hitachi.The company is reportedly in talks with the Japanese government to secure funding for its construction, but Weston argued that it could be an ideal investment for UK pension funds.last_img read more

Cortez Subsea Sets Up New Team in Cairo

first_imgCortez Subsea has strengthened its pipeline engineering capabilities with the formation of a new team in Cairo.Six staff members have joined the company to deliver work globally.Among the new recruits is Mohamad Fathy who heads up the team. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help deliver opportunities for the company. Cortez is in a strong position, having invested in its team and resources steadily this year so far,” said Fathy.In support of project wins in 2019 Cortez Subsea currently employs 50 people in the UK, Malaysia and in Cairo.Managing director of Cortez Subsea in the UK, Alasdair Cowie, said: “We have enjoyed steady growth since 2019 when we were awarded a contract to lay the first ever mechanically connected pipeline offshore Malaysia.“We also continue to build on our track record in delivering inspection campaigns worldwide.“The team in Cairo means we can continue to strengthen our presence and adds additional skills and experience to our team.”last_img read more

Saturday Local Sports Results

first_imgGirls GolfHamilton Southeastern wins Golf Regionals at New Castle.Batesville places 14th.Madison McCreary misses out in going to The State Finals by losing in a one hole, 3 person playoff.Brittany Biltz-Greensburg scores a 94 individually as her season finishes up.Batesville Golf Regionals at New Castle (9-28)Submitted by Batesville Coach Tom Meyer and The IHSAA.Boys TennisBatesville Tennis Team EIAC Champs.Batesville EIAC Tennis TourneySubmitted by Batesville Coach Mike McKinney.VolleyballBatesville Lady Bulldogs win The Cougar Invitational.Bailey Baumer named Tourney MVP.Rylee Goldsmith named to the All-Tourney Team.Batesville vs. Greenfield Central (9-28)Batesville vs. Bloomington South (9-28)Batesville vs. Plainfield (9-28)Batesville vs. Mt Vernon (9-28)Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas with Max Preps.Cross CountrySouthport Invitational at Indy.Batesville Boys place 10th.Batesville Boys CC at Southport InvitationalBatesville Girls Team Champs.Batesville Girls CC at Southport InvitationalSubmitted by Batesville Coaches Tom Barnett and Lisa Gausman.Girls SoccerLawrenceburg shuts out Greensburg 4-0.Greensburg at Lawrenceburg (9-28)Submitted by VarVee.Batesville blanks Franklin County 7-0.|Batesville vs. FC (9-28)Submitted by Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.Boys SoccerConnersville defeated Oldenburg Academy 5-3.Oldenburg Academy at Connersville (9-28)Submitted by VarVee.Batesville Varsity and Roncalli battle to a 1-1 tie.Roncalli JV won 1-0.Submitted by Batesville Coach Chris Fox.last_img read more

Dance to be held tonight in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, IN —According to the Franklin County Observer, The Brookville Town Board donated the use of the Schilling Center for a spring dance, being held tonight, for young people around the ages of 13-14 years.It is reported that little discussion took place concerning the risks involved with a large indoor gathering of young people while the State of Indiana is experiencing an increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19.The Ripley County Health Department just cautioned the community this week that read those that attended the Prom at RomWeber in Batesville on July 11 were likely to have been exposed to COVID-19. The Franklin County Health Department was not aware of the spring dance at the Schilling Center.last_img

Lloris ‘watchful’ of De Gea future

first_img Lloris is reportedly on a United shortlist of possible replacements for De Gea, who is said to be considering his future with only one year left on his Old Trafford contract and Madrid keen on taking him back to Spain. In comments carried in The Sun, Lloris said: “For the moment there is a goalkeeper at United and we are watchful of his situation. You have to keep a certain calm with all this. Press Association Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has indicated he would be open to a move to Manchester United if David de Gea leaves for Real Madrid.center_img “If things should happen then they’ll happen naturally.” Lloris, 28, joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 and has made 99 league appearances. He is under contract at White Hart Lane until 2019. last_img read more