SUPSALV Removes Sunken Barge from Fort Pierce Channel

first_img SUPSALV Removes Sunken Barge from Fort Pierce Channel The Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) removed a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce ship channel, 100 yards inside the end of the ocean jetties, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced April 23.Removing debris from the waterways improves safety for all marine traffic.Lt. Cmdr. Dan Neverosky, SUPSALV assistant for salvage, said:The channel is heavily trafficked and the uncertain tide conditions where the ocean meets the inlet provided unique conditions for the operation. Working with the U.S. Coast Guard we were able to finalize a four point mooring plan, set a safety zone and move equipment for the five day operation.The Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, a NAVSEA directorate, responded to a request for assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of an inter-service support agreement to provide salvage support when the USACE is unable to conduct the task. Once on scene, SUPSALV and its contractor (Donjon Marine, Inc.) developed a plan to clear the channel and recover the barge and debris, using Donjon’s floating crane, Columbia and the tug Mary Alice.SUPSALV is responsible for all aspects of U.S. Navy ocean engineering, including salvage, in-water ship repair, contracting, towing, diving safety, and equipment maintenance and procurement.[mappress mapid=”15772″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy April 24, 2015 View post tag: SUPSALV View post tag: americas View post tag: Barge View post tag: Sunkencenter_img View post tag: Fort Pierce View post tag: News by topic Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today SUPSALV Removes Sunken Barge from Fort Pierce Channel View post tag: Channellast_img read more

Associate Campus Director, San Diego Campus

first_imgQualificationsRequired Qualifications: Prior experience in higher education or counselingMarketing or advertising experienceAviation experience Job DescriptionEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide announces anexciting opportunity at the San Diego Campus location. TheAssociate Campus Director (AsCD) participates in the generaladministrative responsibilities of the campus. The AsCD alsoparticipates in retention, recruitment, public relations, andmarketing efforts to provide the civilian and military sectors withrelevant information regarding University programs and services. Inthe absence of the Campus Director, the AsCD continues all generaloperations of the campus with only minimal supervision providedfrom the Worldwide Campus Department of Campus Operations. If noCampus Director is assigned to the campus, the AsCD functions asmanager of campus with overall responsibilities that includeadministrative, financial, and enrollment management.Responsibilities Include: Bachelor’s degree(3-5) years of work related experience Responsible for assisting with outreach, marketing and publicrelations functions of the campus. Participates in appropriatelocal events to establish contacts, promote programs, and recruitstudents and faculty. Foster relationships with appropriatecontacts to include Educational Services Officers (ESOs), TrainingManagers, and Enrollment/Marketing liaisons, as applicable. Ensuresthat all University policies and procedures are enforced.Responsible for maintaining regular, in-person contact withprospects, applicants, new students, and continuing students.Efficient use of Campus Communications timeline with appropriateCampus Solutions (CS) Queries as needed. Communications includein-person counseling, email, phone, appropriate social media, andface-to-face classroom meeting 1st and last day announcements.Responsible for the advisement and counselling of studentsconcerning their degree program, including development of a degreemap, preparation of an unofficial evaluation, monitoring degreeprogress, and processing graduation applications. Responsible formeeting all established student lifecycle targets, includingmonthly/annual enrollment projections. Along with the CampusDirector and Assistant Director (where applicable), is responsiblefor student retention.Assist the centralized scheduling team as needed. Providesupport for faculty members teaching at/for your campus. Ensuresthat classrooms and facilities are ready for instructional use atall times (including EagleVision).Responsible for timely and accurate completion and submissionof all registration and end-of-term actions, including theelectronic entry and imaging of required data.Maintains the reconciliation and follow-up of student accountsreceivable. Initiates student account collections in accordancewith established procedures.Ensures the safeguarding of all University assets, includingphysical property, textual materials, academic support materialsand University funds. Maintains an accurate equipment inventory atall times. Along with other campus staff members, ensures thatcampus financial affairs are in good order and that the campus isaudit ready at all times.center_img Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: Preferred Qualifications: Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of informationsystems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems,Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internetend-user applications.Excellent customer service skillslast_img read more

Economic Improvement District Close to Reality in Evansville

first_imgCHANNEL 44 NEWS: Economic Improvement District Close to Reality in EvansvilleSEPTEMBER 19TH, 2017  CHELSEA KOERBLER EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Downtown Evansville could be one step closer to becoming an Economic Development District, also known as an EID. Just a few more petitions are need for officials to take the next step.Evansville is one of the largest cities in the U.S. that does not have an EID. It’s a private sector funding mechanism, designed to improve business districts.Since June, petitions have been sent out to people who own property in the zip code 47708.Involvement in the district is completely voluntary, but 50 percent of homeowners who hold greater than 50 percent of the property value must agree to be a part of it, to make it a reality.“In some communities it’s used to assist with homelessness issues,’ said Joshua Armstrong, Downtown Alliance director. “In some communities it’s used to pressure wash the sidewalks every month. It just depends on what those property ownersdecide.”once enough petitions are collected, Evansville City Council would create an ordinance, then the district would officially be created.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Starbucks trials shop in Cineworld

first_imgStarbucks is to open its first cinema-based shop with national chain Cineworld.The store will be trialled at its venue in in Sheffield’s Valley Centertainment Leisure Park, with hopes to roll it out nationwide should it be successful. The coffee company also plans to have 10 drive-thru outlets open by the end of the year.A spokesman for the firm said: “People stayed away from the town centres for a couple of weeks afterwards. But we saw a big bounce-back in September, so it seems as if people got back into their routines.”Despite the riots and looting during August, Starbucks revealed that takings increased between July and September and were up by a “low, single-figure percent”. Seven of its branches were trashed during the troubles, with 30 more forced to shut early.last_img read more

Born & Bread: Stephens Bakery, Dunfermline

first_imgScotland’s Stephens Bakery has seen massive change over the past 145 years, from different owners to adapting its offering. MD Andre Sarafilovic takes us on a journey through the business’ history.Stephens Bakery has a rich history complete with entrepreneurial spirit, expansion and even a ghost story or two. Its journey began in 1873 with 23-year-old William Stephen, who worked as a baker for a local firm, but was sacked for being a ‘ringleader’ in a strike over pay.However, far from letting this deter him, William published an advert outlining his intention to branch out on his own and, by 1878, had opened a bakery at 15 Gibb Street, Dunfermline, premises still used by the firm as an office. Another shop opened in 1891.William sold the business to Charles Bowman in 1927, but by the 1930s trade had slowed. Bowman promoted employee Alex Terris to foreman with the instruction to “make a go of it or I sell out”. And Alex made such a go of it that he bought the firm from Bowman in 1942. The Terris family still own Stephens Bakery – and have grown it into a multimillion pound business with 14 sites across Dumferline and further afield, supplied by a 40,000sq ft bakery with plans for further expansion in the near future.“Since then there have been dramatic changes,” says André Sarafilovic, Stephens Bakery MD. “We always like to think of ourselves as innovative.”André joined in the early 1980s as an apprentice with a love for baking, and the owner’s daughter, Rona, kept him there. The pair married in 1986, and André took over the business a few years later. “We are always invigorating and refitting our shops,” he says. “We introduced salad bars many years ago, then started rolling out our convenience offer.”Indeed, a joint venture with c-store operator David Sands allowed his stores to have a fresh bakery offer to compete with the in-store bakeries of the multiples, but with minimal staff and floor space. The concept, initially rolled out to two stores, grew to 29 before these were sold to the Co-operative a few years ago. Mobile snack vans followed in the early 2000s, with seven still on the road. On the product side, André says morning rolls and steak bridies are the best-sellers by far, but it is adapting all the time, with a healthier balanced range comprising products under 400 calories.In January, it opened Scotland’s first (and the UK’s first standalone) drive-through bakery. The project was led by André and Rona’s daughter Talia and her husband Jordan is “exceeding all expectations”, says André. “They’re driving us as hard as ever, so I expect things to keep moving forward.” 1873 – William Stephen announces in the local paper that he is to open a bakery1927 – The business is sold to Charles Bowman. William Stephen passes away a year later1942 – Alexander ‘Sandy’ Terris purchases Stephens Bakery1983 – Andre Sarafilovic joins the business as an apprentice1981 – The flagship store on Guildhall Street is fully refurbished1997 – A partnership with David Sands sees Stephens open its first concession bakery2018 – Stephens opens the first drive-through independent bakery in Scotland, run by Talia and husband Jordan (pictured)last_img read more

Women’s basketball beats Hartford

first_imgWEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Elle Hagedorn followed her own miss with 8 seconds to play to give the Harvard women’s basketball team a 61-57 win at Hartford Thursday night in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.Hagedorn’s last-second bucket accounted for her only points of the night but it ended a 5-0 run by Hartford to secure the victory. Harvard had gone on top by eight, 59-51, with 1:15 to play before the Hartford Hawks stormed back with five straight in the closing minute.The women continue in the second round against Drexel University at 7 p.m. Saturday.To read the full story, visit read more

Contraband Gasoline Seized in Colombia

first_img Authorities began their successful investigations with a search warrant for a residence in the municipality of Aguachica, Cesar, where the troops, in a support role with Judicial Police personnel, arrested three men, aged 35, 42, and 19, who apparently dedicated themselves to selling fuel from abroad. The contraband seized from those arrested amounted to 7,230 gallons of illegal gasoline, which is equivalent to around 31,000 dollars. Apparently, a portion of that monetary sum used to fund the drug-trafficking networks engaged in criminal activity in this part of the country. By Dialogo April 16, 2012 An intelligence operation conducted by troops of the 5th Brigade of the Colombian National Army enabled the dismantling of an alleged gasoline cartel engaged in criminal activity in southern Cesar. last_img read more

Get a good strategy for your credit union

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Kelly SchmitVolunteers are expected to be involved in a credit union’s strategy development and prescribe a course into the future, John Oliver, president of Laurel Management Systems, Inc., told CUES’ Directors Conference attendees last month.But what is strategy, exactly? According to Oliver, it’s not financial and business planning, but understanding the needs of the marketplace and how your credit union will meet them.A strategy is the purpose or the message of your credit union—where your credit union is going and why, Oliver explained.“As volunteers, you are responsible for giving your employees and members a purpose to follow,” he said. “Be passionate about why your credit is here with a guiding principle, and make sure everyone knows their role.“We are a very over-banked society and you need to meet your market’s needs through strategic leadership—which involves the application of the most simple economic theory, the allocation of limited resources or ‘deciding what to do and not do,’” he explained. continue reading »last_img read more

If you walk with a glass basket around your neck in northwestern Istria, you are no longer “crazy”, in fact, it becomes imperative.

first_imgRELATED NEWS: An attractive offer of Istrian wines, a long walk by the sea and delicious snacks will mark the third edition of the event Wine & Walk by the sea, which will be held on Saturday, September 28 in Novigrad. Lovers of wine and good food will enjoy a 10-kilometer long walk through Novigrad and its surroundings at the beginning of autumn with a glass in hand.  Return to Novigrad is scheduled in the late afternoon, and the goal of the event is in the old town. Here, participants can continue the celebration with excellent music and performances by the Goran Griff Band, delicious snacks and local wine, and a fair of indigenous agricultural products and souvenirs where they will be able to enjoy the riches of Istria.  Pervino, Moreno Ivančić, Stancija Fava, Demark, Leonardo Palčić, Ghira and Novacco wineries will present their wine offer, while delicious Istrian fish and meat dishes will be prepared by Plegius catering, Navigare restaurant, Konobe Nino, Half 8 restaurant, Sergio tavern and restaurant At Marica’s, while bakery Osho will take care of the sweet snack. The beginning of autumn in northwestern Istria will be marked by the autumn edition of Wine & Walk, ie Wine & Walk by the sea in Novigrad. “Top offer of Istrian wines and indigenous gastronomic delicacies, a unique walk through the old town of Novigrad, by the sea, olive groves and vineyards and always a great atmosphere are the main ingredients of Wine & Walka by the sea. This wine tour attracts more and more visitors every year, which motivates us to invest more and more effort in additional content from year to year in order to exceed expectations. I believe that we will surprise all visitors this year as well ”, she stated Vesna Ferenac, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Novigrad-Cittanova. I wrote earlier how the word became a synonym for Wine & Walk – SOLD OUT, because tickets sell out in less than 24 hours and all online. More than impressive. In northwestern Istria, this event already has a cult status, and tourists who walk with baskets for a glass of wine around their necks are no longer considered “crazy”, in fact, but a clear symbol of recognizing Wine & Walk. Even which arouses “envy” because once you experience Wine & Walk it is difficult to accept the fact that this year there. Simply a story that delights and evokes strong positive memories. Also, even some visitors plan a part of the annual according to Wine & Walk, which is another strong proof that Wine & Walk has become a motive for coming, which was the goal of the event. The start of the program is scheduled in the morning from the Novigrad waterfront Porporela where participants will register. Everyone will receive a tasting glass and vouchers, a map of the trail and all the instructions to help them on the wine trail. The adventure begins with a walk along the waterfront and the old port of Mandrač, in the very historic center of the city where participants are waiting for the first point. After the tasting, the walkers will continue along the path that passes partly along the coast, and then enters the hinterland of Novigrad through vineyards and olive groves. A total of seven points await participants along the way where they will be able to enjoy the eno-gastronomic offer of northwestern Istria, meet winemakers and famous chefs and experience many surprises. Find out more about the whole event HERE Such a simple, logical and phenomenal tourist story. By the way, Istria Wine & Walk in the past three years has experienced its new great extensions through Wine & Walk by the sea-in Novigrad in September, where 500 tickets are available, and in April Sweet Wine & Walk for 300 visitors departing from Momjan. Everything in the pre- and post-season. ISTRIA WINE & WALK SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN 24 HOURSlast_img read more

On the trail: Democratic White House hopefuls take aim at Bloomberg

first_imgUS Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early-voting states, but whose television ads have blanketed the airwaves: former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who trailed in contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, targetedBloomberg over past policing tactics in the United States’ largest city and his comments about a mortgage practice widely seen as racially discriminatory.A late entry to the presidential race, Bloomberg drew crowds of hundreds of people in North Carolina, one of the 14 states that vote in March 3’s Super Tuesday contest, where he will first appear as a declared candidate. Voters at those events said they were evaluating whether Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire, could beat Republican President Donald Trump in November.”I think Mike Bloomberg can stand up to Trump,” said Maureen Scott, 68, a retiree in Winston-Salem.Below are highlights from the campaign trail on Thursday:NEVADA UNION WILL NOT ENDORSE Nevada’s largest labor union, Culinary Workers Local 226, on Thursday said it would not endorse any of the eight leading Democrats ahead of its state’s caucuses, de-escalating a war of words with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.The 60,000-member union, with outsized influence in a state heavily dependent on tourism, opposes Sanders’ proposed Medicare for All government takeover of healthcare funding, amid fears of losing members’ hard-won union health coverage.The union’s criticism of Sanders plan in recent days raised the possibility it could have endorsed a centrist like Biden over Sanders.The Las Vegas Weekly endorsed both Biden and a fellow Democrat, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, both moderates.Several current or former Democratic officials were more decisive on Thursday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch of Florida and former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue all endorsed Bloomberg.TARGET BLOOMBERGBiden, a moderate whose early front-runner status has been dented by poor performances so far, said he planned to debate Bloomberg on his record on racial discrimination, while Warren slammed the former New York mayor’s past defense of a discriminatory housing practice known as redlining.Bloomberg, who is self-financing his campaign, has come under fire for comments he made in 2008 that tied a collapse in the U.S. housing market to a ban on redlining, a practice in which banks decline to make mortgage loans to entire neighborhoods.”Once you started pushing in that direction, banks started making more and more loans where the credit of the person buying the house wasn’t as good as you would like,” Bloomberg said in remarks that resurfaced in a report by the Associated Press.Redlining has long been associated with racial discrimination, although Bloomberg’s 2008 comments described the practice as banks avoiding poor neighborhoods.Biden suggested he would challenge Bloomberg on the matter and on Bloomberg’s past support for a policing strategy known as “stop and frisk” that Bloomberg employed as mayor and which ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos.”I’m going to get a chance to debate him on everything from redlining to stop and frisk,” Biden told ABC’s The View.Bloomberg has not yet qualified for the Feb. 19 Democratic debate in Nevada, which will be held just ahead of the state’s Feb. 22 nominating contest.Bloomberg is not competing in Nevada or South Carolina, which votes on Feb. 29.Warren also attacked Bloomberg on redlining.”We need to confront the shameful legacy of discrimination, not lie about it like Mike Bloomberg has done,” she wrote on Twitter.The Bloomberg campaign declined to comment on Biden and Warren’s statements. Bloomberg apologized for stop and frisk in November a few days before announcing his candidacy.BLOOMBERG TAKES AIM AT TRUMPAt a coffee shop in Winston-Salem, Bloomberg said he had called Trump a “con man” before his 2016 election, adding, “He’s worse than I thought.””I am a New Yorker. I know how to deal with New York bullies. I’m not afraid of Donald Trump,” he said.Trump on Thursday lobbed a fresh series of insults at Bloomberg, calling him a “loser” on Twitter.Bloomberg’s personal fortune, estimated at around $60 billion, dwarfs that of the president.Several voters in the crowd in Winston-Salem said they wanted a moderate candidate who could beat Trump in November. Some said they were looking for an alternative to Biden after becoming concerned by his debate performances and weak showings in the first two voting states.Cassaundra El-Amin, a black voter, said she was concerned about Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy but felt his apology was sincere.”I just feel like he might be able to beat Trump,” she said.Topics :last_img read more