USS Porter Sails into the Black Sea

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Porter July 6, 2015 USS Porter Sails into the Black Sea View post tag: europe Authoritiescenter_img Share this article US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea, July 5, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region.Porter’s presence in the Black Sea will serve to reaffirm the U.S. dedication and commitment toward strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Black Sea partners.Porter entered the Black Sea in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.USS Porter (DDG 78), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in the Black Sea region.[mappress mapid=”16396″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Black Sea Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Porter Sails into the Black Sea last_img read more

Governor appoints Lisa Warren as Caledonia County state’s attorney

first_imgLisa is active in her community as a board member of the St. Johnsbury Recreation Department and has volunteered there as a coach, she is a former Girl Scout co-leader and PTA co-president.  Lisais active in herchurch, St. John the Evangelist.  Lisa also co-wrote the grant for a four-county SIU in northeast Vermont, and served on the NVRH Auxiliary and Board. Lisa lives in Waterford with her Husband James and has two daughters, Katelyn, 19 and Lindsay, 17. Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of Lisa A. Warren of Waterford, Vermont to be State s Attorney for Caledonia County.  Warren was most recently Deputy State s Attorney for the county.  She has also been active on the Northeast Kingdom Domestic Violence Task force as well as the Vulnerable Adults Task Force. Lisa s experience in the State s Attorney s office, coupled with her community involvement make her a great pick for State s Attorney, said Governor Douglas.  I know Lisa will do a great job for the people of Caledonia County. ###center_img It s an honor to serve as State s Attorney for the county I love, said Warren.  We do have some important issues to tackle here in the Kingdom and I am prepared to get to work to keep Caledonia County a safe place to live.last_img read more

March 16 – 20 is Fix a Leak Week

first_imgSubmitted by Springer Plumbing This week is Fix a Leak Week! Seven years ago the WaterSense division of the EPA launched Fix a Leak week to help remind Americans to find and take care of leaks in their plumbing and irrigation systems. From March 16 through 22 WaterSense and various organizations around the country sponsor activities that educate people about the importance of saving water.How much water is being lost?A projected 10,000 gallons of water each year is lost due to leaks in an average American home. These leaks can be from dripping faucets, running toilets, trickling irrigation systems and more. All of this wasted water adds up to over 1 trillion gallons of treated, potable water that is lost each year. The good news is that there are some quick and easy steps you can take to find and fix leaks in your home.Do you have a leak?If you live in the city, check your water bill. If you see a surprising spike in your usage most likely you have a leak.Keep your eye on your water meter for an hour or two. If all the water in your home is turned off and your meter moves it is time to search for leaks.One of the sneakiest culprits of wasted water is a running toilet. Put a couple drops of food coloring in your toilet tank, if there is a leak the color will show in the toilet bowl without flushing.And the most obvious: listen for dripping faucets around your home.How can you help?Of course we encourage you to fix any leaks you find. If you aren’t up to tackle the task we would be more than happy to help.If your faucets, showerheads or toilets are older, consider replacing them with newer WaterSense-labeled fixtures. These reduce the flow of water while maintaining first-class function. If you are on city metered water, the investment of purchasing these water saving faucets will pay off in a matter of months.Save Water, Save MoneyIf any of these leaks are in your hot water lines, a great deal of energy is spent heating this water. By repairing the drips, water AND energy will be saved which also saves money. A leak of one drip per second can cost $1 per month. Do yourself and the planet a favor and spend a few minutes this Fix a Leak Week finding and repairing those leaks.Learn about City of Olympia Fix a Leak week activities here.  Click here to contact Springer Plumbing for all your leak repair and plumbing needs. Facebook6Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Barca man to make Besiktas move and put an end to Premier League speculation?

first_imgBesiktas are closing in on the signing of one-time Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham target Ibrahim Afellay.The Premier League trio have all been linked with the Dutch schemer over the past 12 months with his career at Barcelona seemingly over.Hailed as the next star of Dutch football when he broke through at PSV as a teenager, Afellay’s trajectory has stalled badly since joining Barca in 2010.In the four years since, he has started just eight La Liga matches, with injuries, loss of form and a loan to Schalke getting in the way of his progress.Despite having a year left on his contract the 28-year-old looks set to draw a line under his Barca nightmare this summer and a move to England is a possibility.But now, according to reports in Spain, Besiktas are leading the chase to land him and hope to tempt him to Turkey before the end of the month. Ibrahim Afellay 1last_img read more

Wenger still riled by Hazard call

first_imgArsenal v Chelsea Wenger still riled by Hazard penalty award Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 10:31 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arsene Wenger Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal v Chelsea Arsène Wenger Eden Hazard Chelsea Arsenal Premier League A week after the Belgian was awarded a penalty for a foul by Hector Bellerin, the Arsenal boss is still raging against the decision Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger continues to claim Eden Hazard cheated to win a penalty in last week’s Premier League draw with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.Hazard went down under a challenge from Hector Bellerin, the Blues winger picking himself up to convert the resulting penalty in a thrilling 2-2 draw.Wenger repeatedly labelled the decision by match official Anthony Taylor “farcical” after the game and he will face Hazard again on Wednesday, with the Gunners taking on Chelsea in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Hazard has been passed fit after he was left out of Saturday’s 0-0 FA Cup draw at Norwich City due to a minor calf injury and Wenger, who is serving a three-match touchline ban as a result of separate comments about Premier League refereeing, continued to criticise the Belgian.”I questioned the decision of the referee,” said Wenger. “Then, we are objective. You look at the picture.”You see how Hazard goes down and you see how quickly he takes the penalty when he gets the penalty.”If he was so injured, why did he take the penalty? He made more of it, [like a] professional, basically, and shouts. I can understand that.”I do not blame Hazard. He acted in a very professional way to get the penalty for his team, which he did well.”“I would love to win the @Carabao_Cup because we are now in the semi-final. There’s still a long way to go though.” #CFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/0I8Fh2Gk9A — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 9, 2018 Wenger will be forced to watch from the stands at Stamford Bridge after being charged and fined by the Football Association having confronted referee Mike Dean following his side’s Premier League draw at West Brom.And the Frenchman recounted an unhappy memory of when he was previously banned from the touchline for a game at Chelsea.”I was in the middle of the crowd. [It was] very uncomfortable,” Wenger said of last season’s 3-1 loss at Chelsea in the league.”It was not a pleasant experience. But at Chelsea you have to go on the other side to go in the directors’ box. So the time [it takes to] get around the stadium, it’s 10 minutes played.”I sat next to a guy. He says ‘Hello, how are you?’ And I said, ‘Good afternoon.’ He said, ‘I’m your gardener.’ And I didn’t know him.”last_img read more

ZIKA BREAKING NEWS

first_imgProvidenciales515 Premises Inspection20 Island-wide and community clean up initiatives182 Swamp Inspection and treatment134 fogging frequency Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGovernment finally explains where the approved half a million in spending for Zika Virus control is going to be used, and half is set aside for the desperate problem of street cleaning.   We also learn that there are three new cases of Zika in the territory. Residents have been vocal about the quietness and about the apparent inactivity of the country’s Ministry of Health in the aftermath of the announcement since July; that Zika is here in TCI.Today that silence is broken and there is an update on the action plan which includes a breakdown in how that $500 thousand dollars shifted from other capital works projects will be used to fight the bite. Salt Cay74 Premises Inspection4 Island-wide and community clean up initiatives53 Swamp Inspection and treatment64 fogging frequency Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp North and Middle Caicos557 Premises Inspection10 Island-wide and community clean up initiatives179 Swamp Inspection and treatment52 fogging frequencycenter_img Grand Turk778 Premises Inspection7 Island-wide and community clean up initiatives113 Swamp Inspection and treatment162 fogging frequency56 Mosquito Repellent distributed to resident South Caicos223 Premises Inspection7 Island-wide and community clean up initiatives67 Swamp Inspection and treatment57 fogging frequency The Ministry of Health says, about $80k will be used for the promotion and awareness initiative by Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit while approximately $250k will be used for street cleaning by Public Works Department.That leaves, $170k to the Environmental Health Department for staff support and other resource needs.While that resource needs and augmentation of staff at EHD are not detailed in the media statement issued around 2:30pm today, there is a report – by island – on what has been achieved or done between February and August 2016. Related Items:governments breaks down where approved funds for zika management will be spent, half a million approved by TCIG to fight against zikalast_img read more

Turkey and TIFF How destinations promote themselves behind the scenes

first_img Monday, September 12, 2016 Share To buy tickets, go to tiff.net. Posted by Michael Smith TORONTO — Agents and industry representatives were partying last night on the TIFF Bell Lightbox rooftop in celebration of Turkish cinema.Turkey has two movies showing at the Toronto International Film Festival this year – ‘Kor’ and ‘Tereddüt.’ The Turkish Consulate General Culture and Information Office hopes the films will showcase the beauty and culture of the destination, and in-turn, inspire more tourists to visit.Taking into account how much the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy impacted tourism in New Zealand, it’s easy to see why destinations are keen to have movies promoting their landscapes and culture.Turkey is one of 40+ destinations that are being promoted at TIFF this year, almost double from the previous year. As part of the Industry Centre at TIFF, destinations will promote themselves to producers, directors, and media with exhibition style booths. Country representatives are in Toronto to not only sell their movies to distributors, but also scout for possible filming locations.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyPart of film promotion also includes VIP parties like the one last night. These soirees bring producers and distributors together to try and make a sale and to help promote the movies to media. Parties are also a chance to thank industry partners, as was the case last night with representatives from the Turkish Consulate General, Turkish Airlines, WestJet, The Travel Corporation, New Wave Travel, Able Travel, and Travel Savers. Over 300 guests were in attendance last night, all of which were treated to a special performance by Turkish psychedelic rock band BaBaZula.The travel industry was out enjoying the nights festivities. Credit: Darlene Paolucci.‘Kor’ will be showing at TIFF on Sept. 17 while ‘Tereddüt’ will be showing on Sept. 13, 15 and 16. Turkey and TIFF: How destinations promote themselves behind the scenes Tags: Toronto, Turkey << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more