Distinguished Military Officials Tour Bogue Field FOB

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Tour Authorities View post tag: officials View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Distinguished View post tag: FOB View post tag: Bogue Fieldcenter_img November 7, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: military Sailors assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and tenant commands welcomed an entourage of high-profile military officials for a tour of a simulated forward operating base (FOB) during exercise Bold Alligator at Bogue Field, Nov. 5.Capt. John Coffey, commanding officer of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 welcomed Rear Adm. Tim Lowe, Royal Navy deputy commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces, NATO, Lt. Gen. William Faulkner, deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics, Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, commanding general, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, and staff before giving a personalized tour of the installation.Officials and Bogue Field service members interacted and shared their Bold Alligator experiences while giving brief presentations of the many duties that operate the FOB on a daily basis. Lt. Scott Bryant was one such Sailor, who gave Faulkner an overview of the base’s operating center.Sailors also had the opportunity to give specialized demonstrations that highlighted the multidimensional NECC organization before the visit concluded.Bold Alligator is intended to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies. Working with coalition, NATO, allied and partner nations is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of the forces.[mappress mapid=”14354″]Press release, Image: US Navy Distinguished Military Officials Tour Bogue Field FOB Back to overview,Home naval-today Distinguished Military Officials Tour Bogue Field FOB View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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Harvard readies for 369th Commencement

first_imgFounded in 1636, Harvard did not hold its first Commencement until Sept. 23, 1642 — with just nine students graduating that year. War and plague halted a handful of Commencement Exercises, but fortunately, the tradition has held fast with a growing number of degree recipients. In 2019, Harvard awarded 6,665 degrees across the University.Degree candidates with their family and friends, faculty, administrators who supported them, and alumni from around the world are anticipated to participate in Harvard’s 369th Commencement Exercises on May 28.To accommodate the increasing number of people planning to attend, carefully review the additional guidelines governing ticketing, regalia, security precautions, and other important details, which are available online.On Commencement morning, the Harvard gates will open at 6:45. A ticket is required to gain entry into Tercentenary Theatre, the site of the Morning Exercises.Commencement Day overviewThe Morning Exercises begin when the academic procession is seated in Tercentenary Theatre. Three student orators deliver addresses, and the dean of each School introduces the candidates for their respective degrees, which the president then confers. Toward the conclusion of the ceremony the graduating seniors are asked to rise, and the president confers their degrees on them as a group. Honorary degrees are then conferred before the Exercises are adjourned.Diploma-granting ceremonies and luncheons: Graduates and their guests return to their respective undergraduate Houses or graduate and professional Schools. Harvard and Radcliffe College alumni/ae who have celebrated their 50th Reunion are invited to join the Tree Spread luncheon, while all other alumni may pre-purchase tickets for boxed lunches at the Alumni Spread in Harvard Yard.The Afternoon Program features an address by Harvard President Larry Bacow and principal speaker Martin “Marty” Baron. Officially called the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), this program includes the Overseer and HAA director election results, presentations of the Harvard Medal, and remarks by the HAA president.For general information about Commencement, including event schedules, maps, accommodations for guests with disabilities, and more, visit the Harvard University Commencement Office website.last_img read more

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Airbnb is currently refusing to participate in a new rental program within Google search

first_imgOver the past six months, according to SimilarWeb, Airbnb has generated about 60 percent of its total traffic without paying Google or other search engines. On the other hand, Booking.com recorded much higher numbers, but only 45 percent of traffic was generated without intermediaries. Expedition CEO Mark Ockerstrom, is open to the fact that Google is their strongest competitor. Airbnb is aiming to market its shares to the public by 2020, and given that the company is focused on brand awareness and promotion so they shouldn’t pay billions of dollars a year to Google, the decision to participate in Google’s rental package is important. Google recently unveiled its new package for renting accommodation within Google search, and it is a feature that is a kind of announcement of Google’s travel service. Source / photo: Skift; Airbnb In the debate over whether Airbnb should join the package, the question is whether the company wants to give Google a “piece of the pie” of profit by helping Airbnb in marketing, especially since the two companies will increasingly compete for their place at the top of the most used online travel agencies. . While many investors and experts are debating whether Airbnb or Booking.com will eventually rise to the very top of short-term rental agencies, it now seems that Google is the biggest threat to Airbnb in the long run. Asked if he thought it was wise for Airbnb to participate in Google’s rental package, Kayaka co-founder and CEO Steve Hafner said it would be a rational move for Airbnb. “Google allows them additional distribution and, most likely, for free”, He concluded.center_img Google has initially gathered big players in the online travel scene, and smaller agencies are yet to join, the source said. Google’s new service works in such a way that when users search for accommodation, through the Google search interface, they can choose an online agency such as Agoda or Hotels.com and make a reservation on the website of the selected agency. Tim Choate, founder and CEO of real estate management company Red Awning Group, believes Airbnb will take the wrong step if it doesn’t join Google’s program. However, within the mentioned package, along with other online travel agencies such as Expedia, Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor, there is no trace of Airbnb, reports Shift. “I fully understand why Airbnb is not participating in the program as they try to maintain the exclusivity of their offerings”, Said Choate and added:”But at the same time, we feel that additional publicity is never too much, and not participating in one of the potentially largest travel channels is the wrong decision.” Airbnb declined to comment on the co-operation question, and Google was reluctant to comment on the decision. For now, all clicks within Google’s new search feature are reportedly free. Google does not currently plan to monetize this program, as long as it works to improve the user experience.last_img read more

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Portland St. faces Montana State in Big Sky quarters

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Montana State (16-15, 10-10) vs. No. 4 seed Portland State (18-14, 12-8)Big Sky Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Thursday, 3:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Montana State is set to take on Portland State in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky tourney. Portland State won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last played on Feb. 20, when the Vikings shot 51.8 percent from the field while limiting Montana State to just 48.3 percent en route to a 10-point victory. Associated Press March 10, 2020center_img Portland St. faces Montana State in Big Sky quarters FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Montana State’s Harald Frey, Jubrile Belo and Borja Fernandez have combined to account for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 68 percent of all Bobcats points over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Frey has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Montana State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 15 field goals and 14 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 71: Montana State is 0-11 when it allows at least 71 points and 16-4 when it holds opponents to less than 71.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bobcats have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Vikings. Portland State has an assist on 46 of 87 field goals (52.9 percent) across its previous three matchups while Montana State has assists on 35 of 65 field goals (53.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Portland State offense is ranked 19th in the nation by scoring 78.7 points per game this season. Montana State has only averaged 66.6 points per game, which ranks 267th.last_img read more

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