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 Field 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: Navy
Afghanistan is making real progress in overcoming many challenges. However, there is still work to be done to help Afghanistan’s government and people achieve their goal of building a more stable and prosperous country. The UK continues to play our part in supporting this goal. We have committed up to £750 million for the 4 years up to 2020 to support the Afghan government’s work to improve security, reduce poverty, and increase access to health and education. This UN Security Council meeting will be a chance to, collectively and individually, express our full support for the efforts of the Afghan government to take forward a peace process, which will be vital for Afghanistan’s long term stability. Read the Minister’s speech on working together to persuade states not to obtain weapons of mass destruction. For journalists Further information The Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pacific Minister Mark Field will today (18 January) begin a 2-day visit to New York, where he will represent the UK at the UN Security Council. On Thursday he will deliver a statement on counter-proliferation and on Friday attend the council meeting on Afghanistan.During his visit the Minister will also meet with the Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, host a meeting on climate change with Commonwealth countries and meet with representatives from the Wildlife Conservation Society.Speaking ahead of his visit Minister Field said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn On the Afghanistan meeting the Minister said: Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook The UK remains committed to a world without nuclear weapons. We believe the best way to achieve this goal is through gradual multilateral disarmament, negotiated step-by-step, within existing frameworks. With our international partners we must continue to prevent proliferation and must hold to account states that breach our rules. Email [email protected] Read the Minister’s speech on building regional partnership in Afghanistan. Media enquiries
Warburtons is on the search for an agency to take charge of its £8m advertising account.The Bolton-based bakery has invested in agency Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R since 2009, which created such campaigns as the recent ‘Warburtons Taste Tester’ integrated campaign, focusing on its bread products as a breakfast option.According to Campaign magazine’s website, Warburtons has already approached a number of unknown agencies, ahead of meetings due to take place next week.Warburtons hired media agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty for 12 years before switching to RKCR/Y&R, which created the bread brand’s strapline, ‘Warburtons. We care because our name’s on it’. The agency additionally featured company chairman Jonathan Warburton in one of the bakery’s television campaigns.Richard Hayes, Warburtons’ marketing director, left the company in February after serving five years at the business.
Load remaining images This past weekend, the ARISE Music Festival celebrated its 5th year in Loveland, CO, at the gorgeous Sunrise Ranch. While looking around at some of the most beautiful views and landscape you will ever see in a festival setting, surrounded by mountains on all sides, it becomes crystal clear why fans choose to return each year. With a lineup of heavy-hitters such as Lettuce, Atmosphere, Tipper, Brother Ali, Ani DiFranco, Beats Antique, Rising Appalachia, SunSquabi, Break Science, and so much more, it would prove difficult to not have a smile on your face the entire weekend.Boasting a complete sellout this time around, ARISE doesn’t just rely on its solidly diverse musical lineup, but strives to create a truly complete experience. ARISE offers attendees one-of-a-kind yoga classes, various workshops, panel discussions, art installations, live painters and galleries. The festival is also fully committed to its nature component, as they plant a tree for every ticket sold, use products that are environmentally friendly, and maintain a major pledge to the leave-no-trace ethos. Most festivals offer these things in one way or another, but as I walked around seeing large crowds actually committed to what some would call “supplemental activities,” it quickly dawned on me that quite a large percentage of attendees were here just for this reason. Just one example would be seeing the yoga tent absolutely packed at 9am; I’m not talking just 25-30 people, more like 200+ easy, and that lasted throughout the day, every day.As for the music, it’s hard to not give a nod to Lettuce, who proved once again why they are at the forefront of the evolution of funk music, while both Brother Ali and Atmosphere provided the inspired hip-hop vibe with plenty of bumping bass to go around. Colorado’s own SunSquabi, who played two sets over the weekend, threw down a late-night set “with Friends” such as Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Jesus Coomes, Nicholas Gerlach, and more, that provided straight filthy beats from start to finish with inspired jamming galore. The Expendables had a tight grip on the crowd during their set, while Ani DiFranco continued to give evidence of why she is one of the best folk singer-songwriters of her generation. Beats Antique, Rising Appalachia, Desert Dwellers, Dopapod, Jeff Austin, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Maddy O’Neal, RDGLDGRN….it’s all right there, front and center for you the entire weekend. Non-stop fun in a majestic location, you can’t ask for anything else.ARISE has proven itself to not only be your average, run-of-the-mill music festival. It is a conscious gathering of people designed to make a difference in the world. While walking around the festival, there was barely any trash on the ground, which is no small feat for any festival; but, at ARISE, people were truly cognizant of where they were and what they were doing, creating an example that you can have plenty of fun without destroying everything around you. To actually witness this at a festival, 8,000+ people strong in attendance, with nothing but smiles on their face, is rather impressive, to say the very least.In a short five year span, ARISE has quickly become not only one of the premier festivals in Colorado (outside of Telluride Bluegrass Festival), but arguably the entire country. Festival organizers and staff run a tight ship, ensuring that everybody that is sharing in the groove is having a good time, safe while doing so, and has everything that they need on-site to ensure a positive experience, paying close attention to all the details.With this year’s festivities still fresh in our heads, organizers have already announced two of the initial headliners for next year, with both Slightly Stoopid and Thievery Corporation on tap for the 2018 edition of ARISE (set to take place August 3rd – 6th). A limited number of loyalty tickets are now available on the official event website for $139 at www.arisefestival.com. Check out some video (courtesy of The Chronic Electronic) and a full gallery of pictures below:Tipper w/ Android JonesCalvin Hobbes
Rakesh Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and co-master of Cabot House, took the helm as dean of Harvard College last July. Khurana has been a member of the Harvard community for 16 years, earning his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1998. As Cabot House co-masters, Khurana and his wife, Stephanie, have lived at Cabot with their three children and 375 undergraduates since 2010. Khurana is an award-winning teacher and widely recognized scholar. In a question-and-answer session, he spoke about his first year as dean: Taking stock of the College’s successes and challenges, contemplating its future, and letting loose with his iTunes playlist.GAZETTE: As a scholar of management and leadership, how have you approached your role as dean?KHURANA: I’ve tried not to have any preconceptions of what the right approach is. For me, it’s been about listening very carefully to my faculty colleagues, my student colleagues, and my staff to find the opportunities to ensure the mission of the College is accomplished in a way that is both consistent with our values and meaningful to the present day in the context of the changes that are happening in the landscape of higher education and the increased diversity of our student body and faculty. This first year has also been about ensuring that in all those areas — academic, social, and supporting students — that it’s done in a way that is consistent with the mission of the College to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society.GAZETTE: From Harvard defeating Yale for its eighth straight Ivy League title to responding to record snowfall, Harvard College has experienced great success this year. What were your favorite moments with students?KHURANA: Of course there are those big moments, but I found the small moments with students to be the most impactful. One that stands out: Early in the fall semester I stayed over in one of the freshman dorms and we had dinner together. It was such a beautiful night we ended up outside on the grass spending time talking about the things that are important — students’ experiences and perspectives and everyone’s dreams and hopes for their Harvard education.GAZETTE: You have often said you are most proud of the collaborations the College has built with students. How does this collaboration help support the mission of the College?KHURANA: Most of the significant challenges and opportunities we face in the world are not things that anybody faces alone. They require building a foundation of trust and understanding, while also finding common ground with others. It’s hard for me to separate students, faculty, and administration — and while I know different people play different roles, ultimately I believe we are all “Harvard.” How we work together and how we share our diverse perspectives has led to a deeper understanding of each other. This type of capacity-building has been central to creating a supportive and diverse living environment where students can safely embark on their journey of intellectual transformation.GAZETTE: What changes can new and returning students expect when they arrive on campus this fall?KHURANA: I think this year has been a time of active discussion about how we create a more inclusive Harvard community. Additionally, we have sought to strengthen ourselves as a learning community in which the intellectual experience is the foreground of the Harvard College student experience. I think we can expect those discussions to continue to evolve this fall, and we will see meaningful progress in strengthening important academic aspects of the College, including expository writing, freshman seminars, and the General Education program. Also, students will see a renewed focus from the College on ensuring the Houses and the residential Yard experience provides greater inclusive social alternatives for students to engage with each other.GAZETTE: You’ve made diversity and inclusion a central part of your work this year as dean. Why does Harvard College place so much value on a diverse community of students?KHURANA: Our diversity is our strength. To me, diversity of intellectual thought, which is deeply enriched by people who bring different cultural perspectives and lived experiences, is what is most valued here at Harvard College. We are educating our students to be citizens and citizen-leaders in one of the most diverse societies in the world, one that is becoming even more diverse, and the challenge for the American experiment — the challenge for the global experiment — is how we continue to thrive in that world, rather than retreat back into tribalism, conformity of values, and closed-minded thinking.GAZETTE: Finally, perhaps most importantly for some of your students, what are the three most recently played songs on your iTunes playlist?KHURANA: [Laughs.] “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker, “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners, and “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift.GAZETTE: Any parting words as you close out your final weeks of your freshman year as dean?KHURANA: I want to express my gratitude to the faculty, the students, and the staff of Harvard College for being so helpful and supportive in welcoming me to this community and to this role. I knew that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the College was special, but being part of it this year has made me realize the positive and important role the College plays not just in in higher education, but also … in creating an environment that cultivates respect for differences in points of view, and where all of us can learn from each other. We are all teachers and we are all learners.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Police say they solved the murder of a Battle Creek woman more than 30 years later, after an old blood sample connected a man to the fatal stabbing. No charges will be filed because Roger Plato was killed in 1988, three days before Gayle Barrus’ body was found in Calhoun County. Barrus’ family is relieved that authorities believe the case has been solved. Barrus had been sexually assaulted and stabbed. Police tested a recently discovered blood sample that was taken from a suspect after he was killed in 1988. Plato’s blood matched DNA found on the victim.
JAMESTOWN – A drug raid at 283 Fairmount Ave. Wednesday afternoon resulted in six arrests, as well as the residence being condemned, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Image by JPD.Police said they were called to assist Child Protective Services with a home check. Police said they allegedly observed what appeared to be a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine in plain open view on the table. The substance was seized and was reportedly found to weigh 29 grams.Hollie Petroff, 35, John Ferguson, 42, and Stephen Dean, 41, were all charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.John Kellom, 34, Jared Gilbert, 33, and Amanda Penhollow, 33, were all reportedly inside the residence. Police said they were found to have bench warrants for failure to appear. All six people were transported to Jamestown City Jail to await arraignment.The Jamestown Department of Development was called to assist before condemning the residence. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Agriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are learning about the diversity of agriculture during a weeklong tour across the state.Thirty-three students are spending their spring break immersing themselves in learning more about poultry, Vidalia onions, peanuts, turfgrass and many other commodities that make agriculture an almost $14 billion industry in Georgia.“This is an amazing tour that allows students to see Georgia agriculture up close and personal. Students learn about the complexity and sophistication of Georgia agriculture,” said Josef Broder, CAES associate dean for academic affairs. “They gain a perspective and appreciation for agriculture that better prepares them for careers in and outside of agriculture.”The tour began on Monday in north Georgia with stops to learn about apples at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia; wine at Wolf Mountain Vineyards in Dahlonega, Georgia; poultry production at the Georgia Poultry Laboratory in Gainesville, Georgia; and nursery production at James Greenhouses, a family-owned and -operated perennial plug operation in Colbert, Georgia.On Tuesday, the tour progressed south, visiting Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia; FPL Food, a beef processing plant in Augusta, Georgia; M&T Farms, a 500-acre Vidalia onion farm in Lyons, Georgia; and the UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, also in Lyons, where research is conducted on the latest Vidalia onion varieties.On Wednesday, the tour visited stops in south Georgia, including Premium Peanut Company in Douglas, Georgia; UGA Tifton Campus; Rutland Farms and Market, and Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, Georgia; and Pike Creek Turf in Adel, Georgia. The following day, students visited Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton; the Glass Alligator Farm in Camilla, Georgia; Thrush Ag Aviation in Albany, Georgia; and The Rock Ranch in The Rock, Georgia.The tour concludes on Friday with a visit to the UGA Griffin Campus and to the Chick-fil-A test kitchens in Atlanta.“The trip is meant to give students a new perspective on agriculture and its diversity across the state,” said Breanna Coursey, student recruiter on the UGA Tifton Campus. “Students should value what they learn this week because it’s an educational opportunity unlike any other.”The trip is also unique in that it offers students a chance to visit the UGA Tifton and UGA Griffin campuses, extended campuses of CAES.“This is a great opportunity for students who have never been to our campus to see the Future Farmstead, an energy-efficient home of the future, and our dairy, for students who may have never seen a dairy cow before,” said UGA Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West. “That’s the most rewarding thing about a trip like this, it allows students to see Georgia agriculture’s broad landscape in just a week’s time.”Christina Garner, a UGA Tifton student who was on the tour last year, values the education she received during her week traveling across Georgia.“The tour provided many networking opportunities in the agricultural industry. These opportunities are incredibly important as graduation rapidly approaches,” Garner said. “I do not believe I will have another opportunity like the Spring Break Georgia Ag Tour.”To learn more about the Spring Break Georgia Ag Tour from CAES students, visit blog.caes.uga.edu/georgiaagtour.“I wish more of our students could have this experience during their college years. More than others, these students will truly understand where their food comes from,” Broder said.[Julia Rodriguez is an intern for UGA Tifton.]
As the craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday pass, many people are receiving deliveries to their homes in the coming weeks and authorities are warning of the possibility for stolen packages. Not only did she lose the gift, but said, “it hits your heart really hard, especially the fact that my parents were saving it up all year and they don’t have a lot of money.” Local Mother Micalya Robertson said she’s fallen victim to this kind of thief, “my mother had been nice enough to save up for the whole year, money, $200, it was on a Walmart gift card and unfortunately while I was at work one day, somebody stole it out of my mailbox.” “One of the best ways that people can protect themselves is just through tracking their packages, knowing when things are going to be delivered,” Barcek added. (WBNG) — Authorities are warning against ‘porch pirates’ as you order gifts this holiday season. Detective Barcek said delivering packages to work is a good way to avoid package thieves. Broome County Sheriff’s Office Detective Matt Barcek said, “you’re always going to see an increase in the amount of larcenies around this time because people are getting more stuff delivered to them.” “You can also have them diverted to a facility for those companies where you could then pick them up which is the safest way,” he added. He says the so-called ‘porch pirates’ are not shy this time of year. Now, Robertson doesn’t send packages to her home, but rather her work. Since that change, she’s been holiday theft-free. Officials recommend keeping you property well-lit and said cameras can be helpful. “We’ve seen these criminals being so brazen, they’ll come out in broad daylight and just take things.” If you think a package of yours was stolen, authorities say first check with your carrier to make sure it was brought to the right address. If your package was stolen, get in touch with police as soon as possible.
(WBNG) — St. James, St. Johns and all Saints will send off their 6th grade classes with graduation ceremonies. Students, parents and staff will celebrate the students and all ceremonites will take places outdoors and follow New York State Guidance. St. James school in Johnson City will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The graduation mass will be followed by a prayer service. St. Johns in Binghamton will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. A graduation mass will be held followed by a parade around 6:30 p.m.