USS Normandy In Haiti; USS Vinson Treats Patients

December 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBy Dialogo January 18, 2010 The cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) arrived off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 17 to support Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE, the joint U.S. military relief effort for earthquake victims. Normandy, homeported in Norfolk, Va., will support relief efforts by providing air surveillance for the heavy air traffic in the area. The ship will also act as a ready deck, or an at sea platform able to accept helicopters on deck and provide refueling services. Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 46, from Mayport, Fla., has two SH-60B helicopters onboard Normandy and will also contribute to the relief efforts with additional air lift support. *Vinson Receives Haitian MEDEVAC Patients * The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received seven injured Haitian civilians at approximately 7:30 p.m. EST Jan. 16 when a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter on a MEDEVAC mission was forced to divert due to weather. The helicopter was taking the earthquake victims from Port-Au-Prince to a hospital near Cape Haitien on the island’s northern coast. The ship’s medical personnel are currently treating the seven Haitians, including a two-hour old infant. The aircraft carrier, which arrived on scene within 72 hours of tasking, is supporting the unified U.S. military response to the disaster by providing its 19 helicopters to airlift humanitarian supplies to the Haitian people.last_img read more

As COVID-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: Obey the rules

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_img#usesoap Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the British people on Wednesday to obey rules imposed to tackle a rapidly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, cautioning that otherwise a tougher lockdown could follow.New cases of COVID-19 are rising by more than 7,000 per day in the United Kingdom though Johnson is facing growing opposition to lockdown measures which have wrought some of the worst economic damage in at least a century.After a reprimand from the speaker of the House of Commons, Johnson defused a rebellion in parliament over the way such onerous rules were imposed by promising angry lawmakers more say over any new national measures. Topics : But at a briefing in Downing Street flanked by his chief medical and scientific advisers, Johnson acknowledged the opposition to his curbs on freedom but said the British people should follow lockdown rules.”I know that some people will think we should give up and let the virus take its course despite the huge loss of life that would potentially entail,” Johnson said.”I have to say I profoundly disagree and I don’t think it’s what the British people want. I don’t think they want to throw in the sponge, they want to fight and defeat the virus,” he said.Britain, which has the worst official COVID-19 death toll in Europe, is facing a rapid acceleration of outbreaks across the country, England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said. Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said the outbreak was not yet under control.Swathes of the United Kingdom and millions of citizens are subject to local restrictions brought in to try to slow the second wave of COVID-19 infections. Britain has reported more than 42,143 deaths from the virus – the world’s fifth highest total.”If the evidence requires it, we will not hesitate to take further measures that would, I’m afraid, be more costly than the ones we put into effect now,” Johnson said.Lockdown backlashJohnson, who has had to apologize after getting muddled over local lockdown rules on Tuesday, is facing growing anger within his own Conservative Party over the most severe restrictions in peacetime history that are destroying swathes of the economy.In a rare intervention by the chief officer of the House of Commons, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle scolded Johnson for making rules in a “totally unsatisfactory” way.”The way in which the government has exercised its powers to make secondary legislation during this crisis has been totally unsatisfactory,” Hoyle told parliament.After Johnson’s government offered concessions, lawmakers passed the extension of the Coronavirus Act, which hands the government emergency powers to introduce restrictions, voting 330 to 24 in favor.As Johnson grapples with both COVID-19 and dissent in party ranks, the economic damage was laid bare. The United Kingdom’s economy shrank by a record 19.8% in the second quarter of 2020 – meaning it contracted more than any other Group of Seven economy in the first half of 2020. last_img read more

Kettler speaks to Decatur County ag community

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgGreensburg, In. — About 85 people attended the Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Future in Farming Ag Dinner Thursday night at the Knights of Columbus. The featured speaker, Indiana Department of Agriculture director Bruce Kettler told the crowd the Indiana ag economy is vibrant, forward-looking and diverse.Kettler cited corn, soybeans, livestock, poultry, artisan products and the timber industry. Indiana leads the nation in duck production and is a leading manufacturer office furniture and kitchen cabinets. In some cases, whole hardwood logs are shipped to China for processing.He says the structure of the department facilitates industry growth by emphasizing sustainability and collaboration between producers and consumers. Efforts like the Indiana Grown Initiative not only exclusively promote locally produced products, but also become marketing tools for major retailers.last_img read more

Final Games of La Liga to Air Live on GOtv

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgLos Ches travel to Real Valladolid, knowing that a victory would secure the ticket for them but Getafe are at home to Villareal at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, where they will hope for a win and a Valencia loss to claim the final Champions League spot.Meanwhile, the race for Italy’s final two UEFA Champions places gets closer to its peak this weekend from Sunday 18 – Monday 20 May, as Inter, Atalanta, AC Milan and Roma take to the pitch in matches that will be broadcast to GOtv subscribers. Atalanta have a mountain to climb when they travel to Turin to face Serie A champions, Juventus. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men must get maximum points to be in control of their destiny.AC Milan and Roma, both tied on 62 points in fifth and sixth places respectively, will hope to win their games while hoping a slip-up by Atalanta and possibly Inter Milan will enable them to move into Champions League places. Milan host already-relegated Frosinone, with the encounter showing on Sunday at 5p.m. on SuperSport Select 5. Roma face a tricky away encounter against 10th-placed Sassulo (showing today on SuperSport Select 5).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serie A matches too   Another pulsating La Liga season ends on Sunday with week 38 matches scheduled for live broadcast on GOtv. All the games, which kick off at 7 p.m., will be broadcast to GOtv Plus and Max subscribers.Barcelona retained the title with three games to spare, travel to Eibar, while Atletico Madrid, who cannot finish lower than second, are also away at Levante. However, the contest for Spain’s final UEFA Champions League spot is where all eyes will be. Valencia and Getafe, main rivals for the spot, are tied on 58 points, but the former has a better head-to-head.last_img read more

Milo U13 Champions League: Nkawkaw Methodist wins Zone 4

August 29, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgIt was the turn of Great Accra, Eastern, Volta and the Oti Regions to have their crack at the competition and have representatives for the National finals to be held at the Paa Joe Park in Kumasi.With the national defending champions coming from this zone, it was always going to be a mouthwatering zonal competition – Redeem D/A Primary from the Oti Region won the national championship in 2018.Participating SchoolsGreater AccraPrampram PresbyAmasaman M/AAshiaman No4Akweiman D/AAtiwoto M/AVolta RegionAgovie L/AMafi Zongo E.PWusuta L/AAvatime Biakpe R/COti RegionKrasec L/A BasicRedeem D/A PrimaryEastern RegionNkwakwa MethodistCoral Gray InternationalAsrebuso D/A PrimaryNkwakwa St. AnthonyApinamang Blessing BasicIt was the turn of the Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, coach Oti Akenteng, the former striker of the Black Stars, Augustine Arhinful and Assistant coach of the female U17 team, coach Baba Huhu Mallam to take the kids through the soccer clinic.The soccer clinic was geared towards equipping and helping the kids through drills, dribbling, teamwork and agility test – with high expectations, the clinic commenced with over 600 non-participating schools in and around the Kpando community.The 16 participating schools were taken through validity checks by the director of PE of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Emmanuel Dormenya, on the eve before the championship kicks off.The regional groupings were done with two fields required for the first day’s activities. Kpando Technical and Bishop Herman College were respectively used for the competition.Group standings after the first round of games were played at both venues to determine those making the next phase of the competition;Eastern RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Nkwakaw Methodist 4     2       2       0       3       1       2       102       Asrebuso D/M Primary    4       2       2       1       5       2       3       73       Coral Gray Intl. School 4       1       2       1       2       2       0       64       Nkwakaw St. Anthony     4       1       2       1       2       2       0       55       Apinamang Blessing 4    0       0       4       0       7       -7      0Greater Accra RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Akweiman D/A Primary 4  3       1       0       6       1       5       102       Prampram Presby Basic 4 2       1       1       6       4       2       83       Amasaman M/A Primary    4       1       1       2       5       5       0       54       Atiwoto M/A Primary     4       1       1       2       2       4       -2      45       Ashaiman No. 4 Primary  4       1       0       3       2       7       -5      3Volta RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Wusuta L.A Primary      3       1       1       1       3       2       1       52       Avatime  Biakpa R.C. Primary    3       1       2       0       1       0       1       53       Mafi Zongo E.P Primary  3       1       1       1       3       4       -1      44       Agorvie L.A Primary     3       1       0       2       1       3       -2      3Oti RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Krasec L.A Primary      2       2       0       0       8       1       7       62       Redeem D/A Primary      2       0       0       2       1       8       -7      0Nkawkaw Methodist from the Eastern Region, Akweiman D/A from the Greater Accra, Wusuta D/A from the Volta Region and Krasec L/A Primary from the newly created Oti Region completed the top four teams for the semis – all four automatically makes it to the national championship to be held in Kumasi.A zonal champion had to be determined and after the draws; it was Nkawkaw Methodist against Krasec L/A while Akweiman D/A were scheduled to face Wusuta L/A Primary from the Volta Region.It took the penalty shootout to determine the winner in the first semis between Nkawkaw Methodist Primary and Krasec L/A. It was a masterpiece of a game between the two sides as they both had a go at each other before the final whistle and it was Nkawkaw Methodist that won the shootout 5-4Akweiman D/A and Wusuta L/A took the centre stage for the second semifinal game and it turned out that the Greater Accra side was too strong for their Voltarians on the day. Akweiman D/A brushed aside Wusuta via a 3-0 result to play in the Zonal finals against the Eastern Regional Champions, Nkawkaw Methodist.Rain almost ruined the grand finale as it poured down heavily after the presentation of jerseys but this didn’t stop the game from coming off as planned.The BIHECO pitch became too soggy for the finals after the rains and therefore, the KPANTEC pitch was to host the finals. It wasn’t as expected but it was not short of excitement as both played their hearts out despite the cold nature of the weather and watery pitch.Goals in both halves from Jonathan Edwards and Nelson Twum, the captain for Nkawkaw Methodist secured the Eastern Regional champions the zonal title.AWARDS:Fair Play – Redeem Primary SchoolBest Goalkeeper -Francis Asamoah – Nkawkaw MethodistBest Player – Jonathan Edwards-  Nkawkaw MethodistTop Scorer – Ibrahim Rashid – Krasec D/AAll is now set for the National Finals of the Milo Under 13 Champions League to be staged at the Paa Joe Park in Kumasi.Below are the details of the participating schools:Zone 1Karni primary School, Kaladan primary School
, Tanga primary School, WaleWale primary School, 
Iddrisyya primary SchoolZone 2St. Joseph International
, Amoawi Methodist Primary, 
Boda R/C Primary, Babato Kuma Primarylast_img read more

Gregg Popovich rips Suns’ ‘pathetic’ effort: ‘Phoenix got robbed’

August 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Kyrie Irving ‘genuinely interested’ in reuniting with LeBron James on Lakers, report says San Antonio had a seven-point lead inside the final five minutes and turned the ball over three times.Popovich offered a frank assessment after the game before walking off without taking any questions from reporters. Related News Gregg Popovich tore into the Spurs’ “pathetic performance,” claiming the Suns “got robbed” after San Antonio’s 126-124 victory Tuesday night.Rudy Gay’s buzzer-beater secured a victory that moved the Spurs to 30-22, yet Popovich was furious with his team’s effort. No other way to celebrate pic.twitter.com/4kkoMqR34q— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) January 30, 2019″I thought that they outplayed us, outcoached us, outphysicaled us, outexecuted us.”We had no respect for them or for the game, we didn’t play with each other.”It was a pathetic performance and Phoenix got robbed.” “We were really fortunate to win the game,” the Spurs coach said.last_img read more

State to buy office building for two agencies, rent out first floor

August 13, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgDES MOINES — Statewide elected officials have approved spending nearly $7.8 million to buy a Des Moines office building.The four-story structure will be the new home of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The Iowa Finance Authority already rents space in the building. Debi Durham is director of both state agencies, which soon will occupy the same building.“We can begin to strategize and plan together. It’s just really an alignment of our programs,” Durham told Radio Iowa. “We’re starting to do that now but, again, it’s so much easier when we are co-located and they can work next to each other.”The office building sits on 10 acres, on the edge of downtown Des Moines. Staff from the Iowa Economic Development Authority will begin moving to the new space later this year.“The plan is we’ll be here as one happy family in December,” Durham said.The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority will occupy the second, third and fourth floors of the building. The first floor will be leased and that rental income will be funneled to Iowa Finance Authority projects.The Iowa Economic Development Authority has been leasing space in an office building a few blocks from the state Capitol. Once Durham’s agency moves out, the IT department for state government will move in. Durham said what’s officially known as the “Office of the Chief Information Officer” has been flooded in its current location twice.“They were in a situation where they needed to do something different,” Durham said. “It actually aligned that the space…and the robustness of the IT that we had at the IEDA, it actually is a perfect fit for them.”Durham said she’s talked with key legislators from both parties to show the deal that’s been struck “puts the state in a better financial position” than continuing to pay rent on two separate buildings for the two agencies.last_img read more

Donegal man appears in court charged with causing death of brother

December 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgA Donegal man has been charged with causing the death of his brother by dangerous driving four years ago.Francis McCafferty of Belault in Pettigo, appeared at Omagh Magistrates’ Court this morning. The BBC reports the 44 year old is accused of killing Pat John McCafferty on the Tullychurry Road near Belleek in County Fermanagh on 5 January 2014.Mr McCafferty was arrested in Strabane in County Tyrone on Wednesday.In the hours after the crash in 2014, gardaí located a Ford Focus believed to be involved in the crash, close to Mr McCafferty’s Pettigo home.The court heard that the car was found to be damaged.He voluntarily presented himself to gardaí he next day.He is said to have admitted to being the driver of the vehicle and said it was an accident.Mr Cafferty was not charged by the gardaí.The court was told that when that account was put to him during a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) interview, he said: “Donegal guards are corrupt.”He also denied he was driving the car involved in the crash.Mr McCafferty’s solicitor told the court the statement taken by An Garda Síochana “lacked key details”.In court on Saturday, the judge said he was satisfied that there was enough evidence to connect Mr McCafferty with the alleged offence.Objecting the bail, the PSNI said it feared Mr McCafferty might abscond.The judge said he would grant bail if a number of conditions were met, and required Mr McCafferty to surrender the title deeds to his County Donegal farm.The case will be heard again on 9 April.Donegal man appears in court charged with causing death of brother was last modified: April 4th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentbrothercourtdeathFrancis McCaffertyGardaiPettigoPSNIroadlast_img read more