View post tag: Training October 28, 2011 View post tag: Junior Back to overview,Home naval-today Radford High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Visit USS Cheyenne View post tag: school View post tag: Cadets View post tag: News by topic Radford High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Visit USS Cheyenne View post tag: High View post tag: Visit View post tag: Reserve View post tag: Corps Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Officer View post tag: Cheyenne A group of Radford High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets visited Los Angeles-class submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) to get a firsthand look at basic submarine operations, Oct. 26.The cadets were on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to learn about the Submarine Force and to visit several historical sites.“I am excited that you chose my submarine for your visit and my Sailors will show you all the great things Cheyenne can do,” said Cheyenne’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Gary Rogeness, who welcomed the cadets. “I encourage all of you to ask a lot of questions and most of all have fun and be safe.”The visit included a tour of the submarine’s control and sonar spaces where the cadets got the opportunity to look through the periscope and sit in the main submarine control area or “driver seats.” Crew members of Cheyenne explained and demonstrated the daily functions and responsibilities of a submariner while underway throughout the tour.“I think it is great that these cadets want to learn about submarines and Navy history,” said Electronics Technician 2nd Class (SS) Matthew Aguilar. “I am glad that I can show them around the sub and demonstrate what we do to protect our country.”For one of the cadets, freshman Morgan Hooter, this was his first time on a submarine.“I never knew there was so much naval history associated with this submarine,” said Hooter. “I can’t wait to share this experience with my family and friends.”Cadets also visited the dive tower, formally known as the escape training tank that was constructed in 1932 for the instruction of submarine escape techniques but now is used as a conference room. The final tour stop was the Clean Sweep submarine lounge, a former officers club at the historic Lockwood Hall. There the cadets learned about many famous submarine officers and the history of Lockwood Hall.[mappress]Source: navy, October 28, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS Share this article View post tag: Radford
August 2, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: get Training & Education Students from universities in Yorkshire have swapped their studies for an insight into Royal Navy training during a week at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall. The group of 15 students are part of the Yorkshire University Royal Navy Unit (URNU), which draws its members from Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and York universities.During a packed programme at HMS Raleigh the students were able to meet some of the Royal Navy’s newest recruits and watch as they were put through their paces during their 10 week initial naval training course.The students were able to get out onto the water to participate in boat handling training on the River Tamar and test their physical fitness and stamina by running the assault course.Other highlights included a trip across the river to Devonport Naval Base for a tour of the submarine HMS Trenchant and a visit to the military training unit at HMS Raleigh to see where sailors are trained to use a variety of weapons.Chief Petty Officer Paul Tock, Coxswain of the Yorkshire URNU, said:“It was great for the students to have an insight into the initial recruit training. “The students themselves have all had a great time participating in various activities culminating in the assault course, where a few admitted they learnt a few things about themselves. “All in all a very successful trip throughout which we were made very welcome.”Yorkshire URNU is one of 14 located around the UK supporting the countries’ leading universities in England, Wales and Scotland.Each URNU is commanded by a RN Lieutenant who is responsible for 51 undergraduates.The students join the URNU as RN Reservists for their three years at University and are given the honorary rank of Midshipman.Training is conducted one evening a week in shore units at or near the university and at sea, over the weekends and during the vacations, by a dedicated Archer Class P2000, 20 metre patrol craft (for Yorkshire this is HMS Explorer).[mappress]Press Release, August 2, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Taste View post tag: Yorkshire View post tag: Navy View post tag: from UK: Students from Universities in Yorkshire Get Taste of Royal Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Royal Share this article View post tag: universities Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Students from Universities in Yorkshire Get Taste of Royal Navy View post tag: students
Ramirez, Eagles Score Win In 2016 USI Men’s Soccer Debut Owensboro, Ky. – University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer freshman forward Eric Ramirez (Vincennes, Indiana) made his collegiate debut a memorable one by scoring twice in the Screaming Eagles’ season-opening 3-0 win over Kentucky Wesleyan College Thursday night in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Screaming Eagles start a season 1-0 for the third-straight year and raised their record to 29-6-2 all-time versus the Panthers.Ramirez scored his first collegiate goal and the posted the Eagles first tally of the season at the 21:36 mark. USI freshman midfielder Sean Rickey (Columbia, Illinois) started the play with a throw in to the center of the box where freshman midfielder Adam Newman (Marion, Illinois) headed the ball to Ramirez for the goal.USI and Ramirez struck again nearly 13 minutes later to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage before halftime. Ramirez struck from five yards out as USI junior goalkeeper Adam Zehme (Orland Park, Illinois) and freshman defender Justin Brooks (Fishers, Indiana) keyed a break away down the right-hand side of the field.In the second half, Newman put the Eagles up 3-0 when his cross deflected off of a KWC defender for his first collegiate goal. KWC would get onto the scoreboard at the 79:19 mark to close the gap to 3-1, but that would be as close as the Panthers would get in the final minutes.Between the posts for the Eagles, Zehme posted his first victory of the season by allowing the one goal and making five saves. He faced only two shots in the first half and six blasts in the final 45 minutes.The Eagles conclude the season opening road trip Monday when they travel to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. The second match of the year is slated for 2 p.m. with live coverage available on GoUSIEagles.com.USI slated to open the 2016 home and Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule September 9 at 7:30 p.m. when the Eagles host the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Eagles conclude the short two-match Home -stand September 11 at 2:30 p.m. with their annual “Gold Game” when they host Maryville University.The “Gold Game” features the Eagles in gold jerseys to promote awareness and the search for a cure of pediatric cancers. Admission for the USI-Maryville match on September 11 is free of charge.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Four new training providers have joined the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing, taking the number in the network to 32.The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (Cafre) has become the first organisation to be accredited as part of the NSA in Northern Ireland, and will lead the development of a training network dedicated to the needs of the province’s food and drink industry.Bishop Burton College near Beverley, Yorkshire and Derby College have also joined the NSA’s food and drink processing networks. Newcastle University has become the second member of the leadership and management network. Meanwhile, Sheffield Hallam University has extended its involvement with the NSA network by taking on an additional role to become champion of a network specialising in food innovation.NSA director, Justine Fosh said the NSA has now published a directory listing all the training courses available from its members. It can be downloaded from the NSA for Food and Drink Manufacturing website at foodanddrink.nsacademy.co.uk.The NSA steering for bakery – made up of representatives from the baking industry including craft, plant and supermarket businesses as well as trade associations – is currently developing vocational qualifications and ways of delivering skills via a network of training providers, and guided by sector skills council, Improve. It is due to announce further details of a pilot foundation bakery training scheme in the coming months.
A new report on salt reduction methods in food production will be published next year.The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have teamed up with Leatherhead Food Research to fund and deliver the comprehensive report, which will be a free resource for manufacturers.The project, which begins this month, will take stock of the food manufacturing industry’s achievements in salt reduction to date, and will look at how it can take its next steps, said the FDF. Terry Jones, FDF’s communications director, said: “While food manufacturers have already invested heavily and made great strides in salt reformulation, this partnership demonstrates our industry’s keenness to find solutions to continue this good work.” Andrew Opie, food director at the BRC, added: “Our members have shown their commitment to give consumers healthier choices by consistently meeting salt targets. They are backing this up with funding for credible, independent research which will make a valuable contribution to our understanding of where further salt reduction is practicable.”The report is due to be launched in mid-2012.
We’ll play you off with a video shared by OHM, capturing Menza on the 10th anniversary of Soultone Cymbals. RIP Nick Menza. We’re beyond saddened to report that famed drummer Nick Menza, who played a pivotal role behind the kits for Megadeth from 1989-1998. Menza was also a member of the group OHM, founded by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland. It was with this group that Menza would spend his final moments, as the band was performing at their local spot, The Baked Potato in Los Angeles, CA, when the 51-year-old drummer collapsed behind the kit.As a member of Megadeth, Menza was present for four of the band’s most acclaimed albums: Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction, Youthanasia, and Cryptic Writings. Though Menza left the group for health reasons in 1998, he would return for rehearsals when the band planned a reunion in 2004. Unfortunately, Menza and Dave Mustaine could not come to an agreement, and Mustaine reported that Menza wasn’t prepared for the demands of a national tour.Still, that never kept Menza off the stage. He performed with groups like Orphaned to Hatred, Mindstreem, and, of course, OHM. Fans from the jam scene will remember that OHM has collaborated on and off with Umphrey’s McGee since 2008 as OHMphrey, though Menza was not a part of that project.Reports from last night indicate that OHM was on stage at their regularly-frequented spot, The Baked Potato, when Menza collapsed during the show. He was reportedly rushed to the hospital, with a possible heart failure. While no official report has been released, a number of Menza’s peers and collaborators have expressed their condolences for the lost drummer.
Related When it comes to acting on climate change, there are two choices, author and activist Naomi Klein told a full house at First Parish Church in Cambridge Wednesday, “We can give up — wait for the apocalypse. That’s one option. The other option is to stand up in a truly unprecedented way.”The 45-minute talk, sponsored by the Canada Program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, referenced her 2014 book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.” Her talk was followed by a brief discussion with Weatherhead Center Director Michèle Lamont and Ajantha Subramanian, professor of anthropology.Klein, known for best-selling books that expose the social and structural problems linked to capitalism (“No Logo,” “The Shock Doctrine”), covered familiar territory of warming trends and the ambitious targets for global warming reduction. She highlighted one visible example of destruction: the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, which has lost a quarter of its coral due to a rise in ocean temperature.One statistic she returned to was the Paris Agreement’s mandate to limit global temperature increases to 1.5–2 degrees Celsius. This target translates into cutting emissions in Western countries by 10 percent a year, a process that Klein and many others believe would prove antithetical to a global free market.“If you look at the pillars of neoliberalism — privatization, deregulation, cutting public programs to pay for tax cuts — what you see is that it’s impossible to reconcile climate action with that worldview.”Therefore, those concerned about climate change need to transform the building blocks of the economy, she explained, and this cannot be achieved through small remedies such as carbon taxes, an approach she calls marginal. “Climate change is the essence of a collective crisis,” she stated. “We need collective action and massive investments in the public sphere.”One way to do this, she offered, would be by breaking down silos between interest groups and uniting disparate movements, for example labor with science, to help create decent jobs in an economy that could be transformed by a robust renewable energy market.To have any chance of reaching the Paris Accord goals, she said, the United States would have to have a moratorium on fossil fuel projects. “The fossil fuel frontier is closed,” she said, even as she sees a troubling sign in the apparent “merging of the oil and gas industries with the Trump White House.”A few hours before her public talk, Klein met with a group of students from the Graduate School of Design for an informal Q&A session. There, Klein leveled criticisms against President Trump’s positions on the climate in her characteristic colorful, pointed style.“He embodies the extractivist mindset so perfectly,” she said. “He thinks he can grab anything, women, oil, land. The way he sees any relationship is for maximum extraction … the opposite of any kind of reciprocity or interconnection.”As an antidote to the grim picture of climate politics, Klein reminded the audience at First Parish of the many domains where activism can continue and likely would be most effective: states, cities, schools, and universities.“We can design a response to the climate change that is better than the present.” Naomi Klein suggests collective action can prove boon to improving environment Confronting despair with hope
Tags: Emily McManus, global music, Julia Crant, Rachel Schwartz Saint Mary’s College started the new semester off with the reintroduction of an old course in the music department: global music.Assistant professor of musicology and ethnomusicology Emily McManus reimplemented the class, which is open to both music majors and students in other fields.“It is fascinating how much we can learn about other people and cultures through the music and dance that they perform,” she said.McManus said the class, through music, discusses different cultures and places across the globe each semester.“This class prepares students to engage with an increasingly globalized world and to recognize and think critically about navigating cross-cultural interactions and communications,” she said.The course, which has currently only has four students enrolled, has two components, McManus said. The first focuses on case studies from around the globe.“Case studies range from the Aymara indigenous community in Peru/Bolivia/Chile to global hip-hop, and from music and nation formation in Israel to music as form of political resistance in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” McManus said.McManus said the second component involves learning research methods and writing case studies on music in South Bend.“Part of this project is realizing that this kind of research can be conducted anywhere and that our local communities are increasingly globalized,” McManus said. “Ideally, students will leave this course with a greater understanding of the cultural diversity of South Bend.” Senior Rachel Schwartz, who is taking the class to finish her music minor, said the small class size helps facilitate discussion and opens the door to all students to get a word in.“I’m hoping to come out of this course having learned more about music from other cultures and other parts of the world, as well as just learning about music from a more academic point of view,” Schwartz said.Julia Crant, a junior psychology major taking the class as an elective, said the course helps her think in a more global context and develop a better understanding of music and cultures from across the globe.“[The course] makes me think of music in a different way,” she said. “I wasn’t aware of all the different styles of music each culture has.McManus said the course does not require any previous experience with music, since many of the cultures that the students examine do not use the same musical system Saint Mary’s students learn.“Non-majors and majors will all be starting in the same place and will need to learn techniques for analyzing music that are not culture-specific,” McManus said. “These are methods that can easily be applied to the music of your daily life. More importantly, I think non-majors will gain a great understanding of the ways in which music and dance function in their own daily lives, as well as the lives of people across the globe.”
Here Lies Love Directed by Alex Timbers, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the tuner is set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score. Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. The production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power. View Comments There’s a new disco queen ruling off-Broadway! Jaygee Macapugay, currently featured in the cast of Here Lies Love, will step into the role of Imelda Marcos on October 20. She takes over from Ruthie Ann Miles, who will play her final performance on October 18. Tobias Wong has also joined the cast and is now playing the role of the D.J. The production is playing at The Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall, with a cast that also includes Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. Macapugay has been with the show’s company as a swing and understudy to the role of Imelda. Her other stage credits include Hello Dolly!, Imelda: A New Musical, Miss Saigon, The King & I and Smokey Joe’s Café. Wong is making his off-Broadway debut in Here Lies Love. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015
Golden, a junior studying agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics, will work in Rep. Jack Kingston’s office. A 2011 graduate of Swainsboro High School, he is the son of Barry and Toney Golden. The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is made available through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Deans’ Promise. A collection of enrichment opportunities ranging from internships to study abroad opportunities, the Deans’ Promise program aims to encourage CAES students to take advantage of the unique beyond-the-classroom enrichment opportunities available through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. This summer, six University of Georgia students will learn the inner-workings of our nation’s capital as they serve as UGA Congressional Agricultural Fellows in Washington, D.C.The offices of Georgia Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson and Representatives Sanford Bishop, Jack Kingston, and Austin Scott and Doug Collins will welcome the students for a 12-week stint in the nation’s capital. Once in Washington all the students, who all attend UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will prepare briefs, attend agricultural committee hearings and conduct agricultural-related research. The Ag Fellows have the option of earning internship course credit towards graduation. For more information on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Deans’ Promise or other opportunities available to UGA students, visitwww.caes.uga.edu. “Ag Fellows typically work the entire summer and serve more like apprentice staff members,” said Josef Broder, CAES Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the fellowship program’s coordinator. “Some may be asked to serve as mentors to other student interns.” Students representing UGA as 2014 Congressional Agricultural Fellows include Tess Hammock of Forsyth, Ga.; Sarah K Brown of Statesboro, Ga.; Mary Cromley of Brooklet, Ga.; Sarah Carnes of Woodstock, Ga.; Michael L. Thompson, of Toccoa, Ga. and J. Thomas Golden of Swainsboro, Ga. Hammock, a sophomore studying agricultural communications, will work in Rep. Austin Scott’s office. Hammock was home-schooled and is the daughter of Randall and Kathy Hammock. Brown, a senior studying agricultural and applied economics, will work in Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office. A 2010 graduate of Bulloch Academy High School, she is the daughter of David and Susan Brown. Cromley, a junior studying agricultural and applied economics, will work in Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office. A 2011 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, she is the daughter of Lee and Ann Cromley. Carnes, a sophomore studying environmental economics and management, will work in Rep. Sanford Bishop’s office. A 2012 graduate of Sequoyah High School, she is the daughter of Brian and Pam Carnes. Thompson, a sophomore studying agricultural and applied economics, will work in Rep. Doug Collins’s office. Thompson, a 2012 graduate of Habersham Central High School, he is the son of Lee Thompson and Bryon and Karen Duke.