US Navy Parachute Demonstration Team Heads to Hawaii

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Parachute The Navy Parachute Demonstration Team, the Leap Frogs, performed at the Kaneohe Bay Air Show at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Sept. 28-30.The five-man jump team performed three high-altitude jumps from as high as 12,000 feet above show center, and had the honor of performing a tandem jump with MCBH commanding officer, Col. Brian Annichiarico, for the final performance of the show.Making the trip across the Pacific presented a rare opportunity for residents of the Aloha State to see the Leap Frogs in action. “I’ve always wanted to see them which is why I had to make it out here today,” said University of Hawaii Manoa student Andrew Bertucci.The high altitude of this performance allowed the team to perform a number of in-air maneuvers including extensive freefall, smoke trails, and canopy formations.Landing team members also interacted with audience members. shaking hands, giving high-fives and answering questions about Naval Special Warfare and life as a SEAL. “My favorite part was seeing them land and just walk off casually like they’re stepping off an escalator,” said Jim Stobie.The team’s next scheduled performance is for the commissioning of USS Michael Murphy in New York Oct. 6.The Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute demonstrations in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 05, 2012; Image: US Navy October 5, 2012 View post tag: Naval Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Parachute Demonstration Team Heads to Hawaii Share this article View post tag: heads View post tag: Demonstration View post tag: News by topic US Navy Parachute Demonstration Team Heads to Hawaii View post tag: team View post tag: US View post tag: Hawaiilast_img read more

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Japan, Philippine Coast Guard to Engage in MARLEN Exercise

first_img View post tag: MARLEN View post tag: News by topic Japan, Philippine Coast Guard to Engage in MARLEN Exercise May 4, 2015 The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) vessel PLH22 Yashima docked at South Harbor, Manila on May 3 for the 5th Joint Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) Exercise together with the Philippine Coast Guard.The joint exercise on combating piracy and armed robbery at sea will take place off San Antonio, Cavite City, on May 06.PLH22 Yashima will participate in the activity with their assets consisting of a helicopter (Helicopter Bell 412) and rigid hull inflatable boat for board, search and seizure procedure. Likewise, the PCG will also deploy its floating and air assets to take part in the joint exercise.The event aims to further enhance the capabilities of PCG and JCG to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea and to acquire knowledge and skills in conducting airlift rescue operations.Yashima will conclude her visit after the 11th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies-High Level Meeting May 3-7, in Malate, Manila.[mappress mapid=”15850″]Image: USCG View post tag: Exercise Share this article View post tag: Coast Guard View post tag: Japan Back to overview,Home naval-today Japan, Philippine Coast Guard to Engage in MARLEN Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: asia View post tag: Philippine Authoritieslast_img read more

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Custodian II

first_imgTo apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contactinformation with three professional references.A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until theposition is filled.Please click here to review the University’sNon-Discrimination Policy.Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Primary Contacts:Manager of Custodial & Administrative Services, Director ofBuildings & Grounds and department staff; students, universityfaculty and staffSupervision Exercised:NoneSupervision Received:Works under immediate supervision with work assignments reviewed atfrequent intervals or at pre-determined times.QualificationsA demonstrated ability and commitment to diversity, equity, andinclusion.Education:Some high school; ability to read and write and perform simplenumerical tasksExperience:Six months relatedSpecialized Training:noneSkills, AttributesCustomer Service: Communication: Initiative: Facilitate cleanliness of assigned area including but notlimited to: hallways, stairwells, lounges, classrooms, offices,tenant areas following the specifics of the duty assignmentsheetFully complete daily checklist based on a duty assignmentsheetDemonstrates general housekeeping skills and some aspects offloor care techniques and operation of floor care equipment.Attend all scheduled training sessionsMaintain inventory of supplies issued to complete assignedjobs; keep closet clean and free from clutterMove furniture/equipment as necessaryAssist in building, renovation, and remodeling projects oncampus as necessaryPerform other duties appropriate to position requirements asassigned by supervisionContribute to team effort by welcoming new and different workrequirements, exploring new opportunities to enhance the servicesof the department; helping others accomplish related job results asand where needed. Accuracy: Floorcare, furniture moving, and lifting Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion Develop and nurture an effective, productive and respectfulrapport and working relationship with students, co-workers, andvarious campus and community constituencies maintaining anappropriate level of professionalismCommunicate information clearly and concisely and listen wellto othersMust possess effective communication skills Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing workto detect errors, oversights or omissions Exhibit a ‘student/customer first’ orientation in providingexceptional service in all responsibilities and interactionsdemonstrating versatility in handling people and situationsAdapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities,responsibilities, and student needs and expectations; anticipateand identify student and other customer needs Purpose:The Custodian II performs custodial duties appropriate toclassification throughout the University as necessary and assignedby the Manager of Custodial & Administrative Services and theDirector of Buildings & Grounds.Duties: Technical:Work Environment, Physical Demands: Collaborate well with others and help make Buildings &Grounds staff a cohesive groupCommunicate, cooperate and collaborate with others to achievecommon office or University goalsAssists in various responsibilities as appropriate within theBuildings & Grounds area and Business/Finance Division asrequired during high service demand times including participatingin mandatory overtime based on special events and universityneeds Teamwork:last_img read more

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DRINK: Maxwell’s

first_imgThere are so many great things about this stalwart of student alcoholism that it’s hard not to be too gushing in one’s praise. Drinks are cheap, especially if you have a Maxwell’s club card, which gets you cocktails for £3.95 anytime you want. Sometimes, with sufficient cajoling and flirting, it’s possible to pick up a life membership card, allowing you the privilege of inexpensive drunkenness for the rest of your student career. You’ll want to chuck the card after that, for Maxwell’s is not a place for the over-25’s. Of course that just makes it all the better for those of us who are still under 21. Maxwell’s is fun and funky. Entry is free before 10 pm – or free all night with a membership card. Tip: don’t get there too late since it’s invariably packed out. You’ll want to get your place by the bar early (upstairs is usually quieter than downstairs), find a friendly barman and start ordering your cocktails. This should ensure you a good night’s boozing. Otherwise you’ll spend most of the night trying to order your drink rather than drinking it. That of course is the flip side of a great bar – everyone has joined you there. The choice on the Maxwell’s cocktail menu is good. They do the old classics and a whole bunch of new ones too. My absolute favourites are the Apple Bomb, Sex on the Beach and Long Island Iced Tea. At £3.95 a pop you can certainly get significantly merry for under twenty quid. The atmosphere in Maxwell’s is fantastic. Although it can get a little crowded, the ceilings are high enough that it never feels claustrophobic, and it is often possible to get a seat, with turnover fairly high. The music is fun: contemporary chart stuff, nothing heavy and not too loud to deafen. Maxwell’s has the added bonus of being a restaurant and bar in one. So, if you feel a little peckish at the end of the night, you could splurge on their delicious chicken fajitas instead of the kebab that normally finishes a night’s drinking.ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more

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TYSZKA, HENRY T.

Funeral services have been held for Henry T. Tyszka “HT,” 33, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. He passed away suddenly at home on Jan. 30. Henry worked in the HVAC industry for 10 years. Henry enjoyed nature spending time at the beach and retro music. He was best known for his body piercing art and worked at Hoboken Body Art. Henry was the son of Henry J. and Patricia A. Tyszka; brother of Monica Moloughney, Michele, Beth and Ronald Iocca; nephew of Ursula Tyszka, Michael Russo (JCPD) and Laura Ayala; fiance of Jamie Paolino. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends, especially Nesto Ortiz.Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home and Cremation Company, Jersey City. read more

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Condos celebrate grand opening 801 Palisade Avenue features open design

first_imgCondo buyers searching for a cosmopolitan lifestyle with NYC views and landscaped outdoor space, at a fraction of the cost of Manhattan, have a new option. According to Coldwell Banker New Homes, a new 18-unit boutique condominium has just opened at 801 Palisades Ave. in the “West Hoboken” area of Union City.The condos will feature two-bedroom, two full tiled bath homes with indoor garage parking, outdoor patio, and state-of-the-art finishes, just steps from transportation to NYC and the Metro area.Prices range from $499,000 to $799,000.“This chic new collection of condos is sure to become another success story from the talents of Zack and Mark Malas of Malas Builders Corp,” says Coldwell Banker New Homes Vice President David Schoner. “The team is part of a family run business which has been creating beautiful luxury condominiums and homes across the globe for more than three generations, including the renowned Marque on the Hudson in Edgewater, 140 36th St. here in Union City, and numerous luxury estates throughout Bergen County – all of which sold out quickly. It’s the open design, top notch craftsmanship and unsurpassed value that they are bringing to the creation of this new collection which we know buyers will fall in love with.”New Homes Specialist Grisselle Martinez of Coldwell Banker in Hoboken, points out once again Malas Builders is redefining luxury condo living in the area.“They have set amazing standards which luxury condo buyers seek. It begins with the elegant entry lobby that creates a sophisticated tone for the building. Each residence offers a desirable open floor plan perfect for entertaining or just relaxing at home. Accents include seven-inch plank hardwood floors, high ceilings, and oversized Pella windows to bring in the views and plenty of natural light.”Martinez points out the chef-inspired kitchen is sure to please with its quartz counter tops, plenty of wood cabinetry, double depth under mounted sink, and cutting edge stainless steel appliances. Depending on the floor plan, some offer a center island and others a breakfast bar.When it’s time to relax, owners will love their spacious bedroom suite with walk-in closet and spa-inspired bath with imported marble and quartz tile, dual vanities, and oversized frameless shower. Another spacious bedroom, full bath, and in unit full capacity washer and dryer complete each home.Martinez says, “Residents will also enjoy a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio for BBQs, al fresco entertaining or just relaxing.”The condo complex is complete with its convenient location in Union City, one of Hudson County’s hottest addresses.Martinez explains. “Owners here will enjoy a thriving urban setting with a fine array of shopping from major malls to outlets to quaint local boutiques as well as fine dining and entertaining choices. There are nearby parks, and the many shops and restaurants in trendy Hoboken. For commuters, the complex is just minutes from NYC via trains and buses and is close to major highways for easy access to airports, business centers and just about anywhere in the state.”For pre-approval and additional information to make an appointment to preview the condos, please contact New Homes Specialist Grisselle Martinez of Coldwell Banker in Hoboken on cell at (201) 725-5903, direct at (201) 533-3061, or visit www.cbnewhomesandcondos.com or www.RealEstateByTheHudson.com. ×last_img read more

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Purple Hatter’s Ball Unveils Thursday Pre-Party, Lineup Additions, And Polish Ambassador Action Day

first_imgThe ninth annual Purple Hatter’s Ball is going down at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park over June 17-19 weekend, with headlining acts from livetronica favorites Papadosio, cutting edge live electronic brotherly duo The Floozies, energetic musician and activist The Polish Ambassador, Jerry Garcia Band founding member and longtime collaborator Melvin Seals and JGB, New Orleans prog-funk five-piece Earphunk, the conscious world-reggae sounds of DubConscious, progressive jam band The Mantras, the one-and-only sacred steel master Roosevelt Collier, rising stars The Hip Abduction, and many more. Today, Purple Hatter’s Ball comes together with a bucket of exciting news just days before the Early-Bird Ticket prices go up on Saturday, May 21st. The festival has been upgraded with the exciting plans for a first-ever Action Day with activist The Polish Ambassador, a Thursday Pre-Party, and the line-ups for the Silent Disco and the Beach Stage.Fitting to the spirit of giving, The Polish Ambassador launched a platform to gather musicians and fans to instigate community action called actiondays.us. He’ll be hosting a meeting at the intersection of music and activism on the banks of the Suwanee River, welcoming all festival attendees to come together early on Thursday, June 16 to unite in action. The experience is sure to build important skills, strengthen relationships, and provide tangible regenerative projects that will make Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park better for all participants to come. You can sign up right now HERE. The projects go as follows:Project 1: Restore and prepare garden areas to plant a Food Forest that will nourish the land and people for generations to come.Project 2: Build multi-purpose Waste Management Stations that reduce the amount of waste, energy, and resources consumed by inefficient disposal practices.Project 3: Learn about Soil Testing (what is in the dirt, and is it good for you?), Mycoremediation (mushrooms that clean it up!), Permaculture (how plants, animals, and people interact together) and more.As important as these food forests, waste management stations, and soil testing are, Purple Hatter’s Ball is happy to extend free camping and admission for anyone who participates in the Action Day to the Thursday Night Pre-Party, which will feature Sunsquabi, Savi Fernandez Birthday Band, Space Kadet, and Gypsy Elise. Tickets currently on sale to the public here.In addition to these newly announced Thursday Pre-Party artists, they’ve also unveiled the line-up for the Beach Stage, which is located along the wild black-water Suwannee River, and perfect for dancing away on hot summer days, and the late night Silent Disco, which will keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning. Featured artists include Vlad the Inhaler, Sir Charles, Elliot Mess, Combustible, and many others. Check out the full lineup card below:Purple Hatter’s Ball also features live art, yoga, and workshops. It’s the perfect environment to experience the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park festival grounds, famous for hosting Wanee, Suwannee Hulaween, AURA, and more, during a laid-back and intimate event. Festivalgoers are encouraged to take advantage of the park’s endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking, and disc golf.Purple Hatter’s Ball benefits The Rachel Morningstar Foundation in honor of longtime SOSMP friend and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. You can learn more about the horrific story of her loss here. Rachel’s story has been featured on 60 Minutes, Dateline, and 20/20.Early-Bird Tickets are currently on sale through the festival’s website, but increase in price on Saturday, May 21. There are also Morningstar Miracle VIP Packages that include VIP area access, dinner (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), an official poster, and t-shirt. For a limited time, the park is also offering a very special deal – a cabin for 4 and a golf cart for $575. There is no better way to experience Spirit of the Suwannee in style!last_img read more

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Buckee named an ‘Innovator Under 35’

first_imgCaroline Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard School of Public Health, has been named by MIT Technology Review as one of this year’s Innovators Under 35.The honor was announced August 21, 2013.Buckee’s work focuses on mining cell phone data to track how people’s movements correlate with the spread of disease. Research findings she published last year revealed—on the largest scale ever—how human travel patterns contribute to the spread of malaria. Based on this data, Buckee is now working on predictive models to help pinpoint where best to focus malaria control efforts.Since 1999, the editors of MIT Technology Review have selected a list of “exceptionally talented young innovators whose work we believe has the greatest potential to transform the world.” Buckee and other honorees will be recognized at MIT’s EmTech conference in October 2013. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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The Nether, Starring Merritt Wever & Frank Wood, Extends Again

first_img In addition to Wever and Wood, the cast features Peter Friedman, Ben Rosenfield and Sophia Anne Caruso. Hot on the heels of playwright Jennifer Haley’s Olivier nomination for Best New Play for the current West End production at the Duke of York’s Theatre, The Nether has extended once more off-Broadway. The New York premiere of the drama will now run through March 29 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, instead of the recently announced March 22. The Anne Kaufman-helmed production stars Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever and Tony winner Frank Wood. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 The Nether follows a young detective who investigates an online network where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies with seemingly no consequences in the real world. Across the pond, the drama ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre and recently opened in the West End. View Comments The Nether Related Showslast_img read more

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Peanut Profitability

first_imgFixed costs also were higher among this year’s winners, says the economist, but high yields helped to compensate for the difference. “If you look at these growers’ production records, you’ll see that they’re consistently high-yield producers, most every year. We’re talking about a minimum of 4,800 to 5,000 pounds per acre.” “And we’re not talking about small plots here. The Peanut Profitability Program judges a grower’s efficiency over his entire farming operation. It’s easy to make a high yield on a small plot, but the challenge comes in duplicating that success over your entire acreage while maintaining cost efficiency,” notes Lamb.Rotation is another common trait among this year’s winners, he adds. “Not one of these growers had a crop rotation of fewer than three years. Crop rotation of one of the basic but primary components of efficient peanut production, and these growers recognize this,” he says.The awards program, established by Farm Press in cooperation with the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, is sponsored this year by BASF Corporation. The survivors, representing one of the three major U.S. peanut production regions – the Southwest Regions, the Southeast Region and Virginia-Carolina Region, were presented the award during the 4th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference held recently in Panama City Beach, Fla. “The 2002 Peanut Profitability winners are to be commended for their strength and perseverance in the face of the worst conditions imaginable,” says Mike Gonitzke, publisher of the Farm Press Publications. “These growers are setting the standard for production efficiency by continuing to discover innovative methods of improving bottom-line profits.” Looking at the winners“This year’s Peanut Profitability winners were excellent yield and cost managers – they all had outstanding yields,” says Marshall Lamb, economist with the National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga. “While their cost of production might have been higher than last year’s class of winners, their yields were so good that they lowered their cost-per-unit. These growers didn’t mind spending money if they could see a return in yields.”center_img -30-The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, formed in 1998, is an alliance between the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and the Georgia Peanut Commission. The winners include: Southeast Region-Jerry Heard, Jr. and Jeff Heard, Newton, Ga.; Southwest Region-Chuck Rowland, Gaines County, Texas and Virginia-Carolina Region-Jamie Lee, Courtland, Va.last_img read more

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