Chinese Ambassador Visits Sri Lanka Naval HQ

first_img View post tag: Ambassador View post tag: Chinese Authorities View post tag: Naval October 11, 2012 Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency Wu Jianghao called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters on 10th October 2012.They held cordial discussions on a range of topics which were of mutual interests and bilateral importance. Mementoes were also exchanged to mark the occasion.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 11, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Chinese Ambassador Visits Sri Lanka Naval HQ View post tag: Sri View post tag: HQ View post tag: visits Chinese Ambassador Visits Sri Lanka Naval HQ Share this article View post tag: Lankalast_img read more

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HII completes USS Ramage overhaul

first_img HII completes overhaul of destroyer USS Ramage August 22, 2017 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HII completes overhaul of destroyer USS Ramage View post tag: HII View post tag: US Navy US Navy destroyer USS Ramage has completed overhaul and modernization at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division and was delivered to the navy four days ahead of schedule, HII said on August 22.The ship, originally built by Ingalls and delivered to the Navy in 1995, arrived in Pascagoula last November for overhaul and modernization work.Overhaul and modification work included procurement of materials, ship alterations and repairs. After final work and testing, USS Ramage was able to rejoin the fleet ahead of schedule.“It was a privilege to modernize and overhaul USS Ramage,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “The success of this project proves our shipbuilders have the skills and expertise to handle any project. Most of all, they understood the importance of getting this ship back into active duty for our U.S. Navy sailors.”Ingalls has delivered 29 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the Navy, most recently delivering John Finn (DDG 113), which was commissioned on July 15 in Pearl Harbor. Other destroyers currently under construction at Ingalls include Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) and Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123). View post tag: USS Ramage Share this articlelast_img read more

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Non-Credit Instructor – Industrial Electrical-PLC

first_imgPosting Job TitleNon-Credit Instructor – Industrial Electrical PLCDepartmentContinuing Education and Organizational DevelopmentPosition TypeNon-Credit InstructorNumber of openings1Job SummaryJohnson County Community College is seeking an IndustrialElectrical-PLC Instructor. This part-time position will teachnon-credit students the basics of industrial electricalapplications including PLC systems fundamentals, programming, andtroubleshooting. Training will be delivered through lecture andactual hands-on practice with required equipment. Instructor willbe responsible in development of course syllabi, creating labsexercises, and at times building or assembly of lab equipment forinstruction.Required Qualifications-High School graduate or equivalent-5 years of relevant work experience-Knowledgeable and productive in industrial electricalinstallation/repair, various PLC applications, programming andtroubleshootingPreferred Qualifications-AAS or Bachelor’s degree-Ability to work day, evenings, and/or weekend hours-Ability to efficiently use Microsoft office products, especiallyPowerPoint-Ability to use current Allen Bradley and/or Siemens programmingformats-Experience working in a continuing education trainingenvironmentRequired application documentsPlease submit a resume with the application.Hours per WeekVariesWork Hours/DaysHours and days will vary.Salary Grade LevelNONCRSalaryCompetitive rate of pay.LocationOverland Park Main CampusDisclosuresEvery employee of the college is expected to treat all members ofthe college community with dignity and respect demonstratingprofessional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage inconstructive conflict resolution, when needed.In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this positionwill be subject to criminal background investigations. Individualhiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employmenttests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of theapplicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require thoseselected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degreesobtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged toapply prior to the review date listed in posting.Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of anyqualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin,disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity,genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfullyconsidered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and statelaws.If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonableaccommodation in the application process, please contact the Officeof Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected] a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA,EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.Advertised: 30 Mar 2021 Central Daylight TimeApplications close: 31 May 2021 Central Daylight Timelast_img read more

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RMF solidarity with fee protests

first_imgMembers of the Oxford and South Africa-based campaign group Rhodes Must Fall expressed solidarity this week with students protesting in South Africa against tuition fees.Rhodes Must Fall commented via Facebook on the “magnificence of the students of South Africa,” expressing their sympathy for the cause. In addition, a solidarity meeting was held outside the South African High Commission in London last Friday.Student protests took place in South Africa over the last two weeks, slowing down university operations. The protests were sparked by a proposed national 10.5 per cent tuition fee rise. The planned increases have since been scrapped after initially being suspended.Oxford Law graduate Ntokozo Qwabe stated on Facebook on Sunday that “Education is a right. Rights are entitlements. People are right to feel entitled to education. Full stop.“So YES. We are entitled to free education. And won’t stop claiming it until it is granted. Rights are not for sale. We refuse to be reduced to customers of our rights. The struggle continues this week.”The protests originated in Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, and rapidly gained momentum. Protesters claim the higher fees would increase the number of young people unable to access further education, dividing the population based on income and along racial lines. In 2012, 53 per cent of academics in the country were white, despite only 8 per cent of the population being so.Violence characterised the protests, with many universities shut down including the University of Cape Town and tear gas and stun grenades deployed against demonstrators. As of Wednesday 28th October, lectures were resuming in universities across South Africa.last_img read more

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Indiana Swimming And Diving Opens Season With Tri-Meet at Kentucky

first_imgThe Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to begin the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.The tri-meet, hosted by Kentucky, will feature the Hoosiers, the Wildcats, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.SCHEDULE OF EVENTSA total of 32 events will be contested in the meet with 14 swimming events and two diving events for both the men and the women.The order of events for swimming will be 200 medley relay, 1,000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 backstrokes, 100 breaststrokes, 200 butterflies, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 backstrokes, 200 breaststrokes, 500 freestyle 100 butterflies, 200 IM, and 400 freestyle relay.Diving will run during the meet and during the swimming breaks with both the 1M and 3M events.EIGHT HOOSIERS NAMED TO 2019-20 U.S. NATIONAL TEAM ROSTEREight current and postgraduate Indiana University swimmers were named to the 2019-20 USA Swimming National Team roster, which is made up of the nation’s top six swimmers in each individual Olympic event. Current Hoosier swimmer Michael Brinegar was named to the squad, while postgrads Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Zach Apple, Ian Finnerty, Zane Grothe, Cody Miller, and Blake Pieroni made the cut.BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS DOMINANCEFor the first time in school history, both Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams captured the Big Ten Championship in the same season at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.The Hoosier men won the team’s 27th Big Ten title and third-straight conference crown, a feat not accomplished by the IU men since 1983-85. The Indiana women’s squad won the team’s sixth Big Ten championship, the first for the team since 2011.At the conference championships, the two Indiana teams combined to win 20 Big Ten titles and 38 medals overall – both established league-best totals. The Hoosiers combined to win six of the 10 relays at the Big Ten Championships and three of the six diving events. IU MEN TAKE THIRD AT NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSThe Indiana University men’s swimming and diving team closed a historic week at the 2019 NCAA Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas with a third-place finish. IU tallied 385.5 points, while national champion California secured 560 points and Texas notched 475 points.With the third-place effort, Indiana posted back-to-back top-3 finishes at the NCAA Championships for the first time in 44 years. IU finished in the top-3 of the NCAA’s in 12-straight years from 1964-75, winning the team title six times during that stretch.INDIANA DOMINATES POSTSEASON LAURELSIU head swimming coach Ray Looze was named Big Ten Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year, while Drew Johansen was named Big Ten Men’s Diving Coach of the Year. Vini Lanza was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, while Andrew Capobianco was named Big Ten Diver of the Year. FOUR HOOSIERS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GOGGLE AWARDSLooze, along with IU postgraduate swimmers Lilly King, Zach Apple, and Blake Pieroni were all nominated for the 2019 Golden Goggle Awards. The nation’s top swimmers and coaches are nominated in eight categories for the celebration and fundraising gala honoring the sport’s top performances of the year. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Journalism’s new world order

first_imgReporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin stand at the crossroads of old school, “What It Takes”-style campaign journalism and the digital era’s insatiable new world order. And, for the most part, they like what they see.As well they might. The two are best known for their books “Game Change” and “Double Down,” bestsellers that chronicled the surreal, circuslike atmosphere surrounding the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Sarah Palin, and the 2012 contest between Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, respectively.The former veteran magazine journalists, now co-managing editors of Bloomberg Politics, a splashy politics “vertical” site launched earlier this year, delivered the 2014 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics Monday evening at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).The lecture, sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, commemorates White, a Harvard College student in the 1930s who went on to invent political campaign journalism with his landmark 1960 book, “The Making of the President.”John Heilemann, M.P.A. ’90, shared his optimism about journalism’s digital future. “We are in a period now of protean experimentation. The period of the destructive part of ‘creative destruction’ is a little bit more in the rearview mirror,” he said. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerWhite was an early planner of the Shorenstein Center. Past honorees include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Robert Caro and Taylor Branch, as well as Civil Rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis.Heilemann, M.P.A. ’90, spoke of his optimism about journalism’s digital future. While the Internet has radically transformed the media in both good and bad ways over the last decade, and continues to do so, there are a number of reasons for the media to feel good about its long-term prospects. Among them are recent multimillion-dollar investments in outlets such as Vox Media, BuzzFeed, and Business Insider, which would have been “unthinkable” 10 years ago as the media floundered over how best to adapt to the digital age. Then there are bold predictions by tech legend Marc Andreessen that the news industry could grow 10 to 100 times in size over the next 20 years, and the “intriguing” proliferation of new ventures, such as Politico and ProPublica, along with for-profit and nonprofit legacy outlets that cover politics, major issues, and public affairs.“We are in a period now of protean experimentation. The period of the destructive part of ‘creative destruction’ is a little bit more in the rearview mirror,” said Heilemann. “And that is good news for the news business.”Halperin, ’87, a five-cycle survivor of what he dubbed “the freak show” that is presidential campaigning, offered some unsolicited but hard-won advice for 2016 candidates that he believes will best serve them, their campaigns, the media and, most importantly, the nation.“Be honest about what you believe and why. If you change your mind, be unafraid,” he said. “Slip on your flip-flops, stand tall, be true to your convictions, and trust that the public will appreciate your honesty because, most of the time, they will.”Halperin urged candidates to be authentic and avoid shifting positions to suit opinion-polling data, as McCain reportedly did in 2008. “Of all the challenges that face … [Hillary] Clinton if she does decide to run, I think this is probably the biggest one,” he said. “Sincerity right now is the biggest trump card in our politics, and if you can come by it honestly, you can [wipe] the field.”He proposed that campaigns reward responsible and honest-dealing news organizations with access to candidates and inner circles, and punish those that don’t play fair. He urged candidates to reach out to expert beat reporters outside of politics when trying to test policy plans and positions.“Finally, the fastest and best way to end the freak show is to call it out when your own side shows up to perform.” said Halperin. “Let’s face it, the freak show has had a pretty good uninterrupted run for decades now because the campaigns keep performing it, the media keeps rebroadcasting it, and much of the public keeps applauding it.”Just prior to the lecture, Heilemann and Halperin commandeered the Allison Dining Room at HKS to broadcast their show for Bloomberg TV, “With All Due Respect.” The program is a crisp, often drily humorous look at what passes for political news of the day — from the “will he/won’t he” speculation around Obama visiting Ferguson, Mo., to a GOP congressional staffer who resigned after insulting the president’s teenage daughters on Facebook.During the evening, Politico reporter David Rogers was honored as winner of the 2014 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism. The prize is named for the late Nyhan, ’62, a longtime Boston Globe columnist and 2001 Shorenstein Fellow best known for his relentless reporting and fierce advocacy for underdogs.Rogers, a respected shoe-leather reporter who has covered Capitol Hill for 35 years, was both a colleague and an underling of Nyhan’s while they worked at The Globe in the 1970s. Rogers moved on to the Wall St. Journal in 1983 and joined then-upstart Politico in 2008.“David used to say to me about The Globe: ‘It’s their bulldozer, but we get to drive it,’” said the soft-spoken Rogers, “with an accent on ‘their’ and ‘drive.’”Heilemann, Halperin, and Rogers followed up the event with a deeper and decidedly less optimistic discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the news business during the White Seminar on Tuesday morning at HKS. Led by Shorenstein Director Alex Jones, the panel included Kristen Soltis Anderson, a media strategist and 2014 Institute of Politics Fellow, and Jill Abramson, ’76, a former New York Times executive editor and now a visiting lecturer at Harvard.“I see the trend in political reporting, unfortunately, away from the very detailed, substantive kind of reporting that David Rogers does to basically, and I don’t mean to insult our lecturers of last night, but the prevailing style now is to cover campaigns and politics like a sporting event,” said Abramson. “It’s a battle, constant conflict, juicy behind-the-scenes, colorful scooplets which are — I am the first to admit — delicious, and I read them every morning, but substantive coverage of legislation in Congress isn’t the kind of sexy reading that that is.”Heilemann conceded that the horse race and personality-focused journalism that has long dominated political reporting is a detriment to understanding substantive issues, but he said the rising popularity of data-driven sites such as Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com and Vox.com are part of a fresh trend toward niche outlets that deliver substantive policy information, explainer-style.“My biggest concern now,” said Halperin, “and it’s true at The New York Times for sure, is you’ve got a bunch of younger people — everybody has to do their first stint on the Hill and their first presidential campaign — but I think a preponderance of people at The Times and a lot of people at Politico … are inexperienced and not getting the kind of grounding that is required to eventually be like David Rogers.”last_img read more

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Trae Harris & More Will Star in Naomi Wallace’s And I and Silence Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments Scenic design will be by Rachel Hauck, with costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Trae Harris (Orange Is the New Black) and more will appear in the previously announced And I and Silence off-Broadway. Written by Naomi Wallace and directed by Caitlin McLeod, the show will play a limited engagement August 5 through September 14. Opening night is set for August 25 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond.  As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival. When the outside world proves even more dangerous than the jail itself, their private world becomes an untenable practice ground for their new lives. And I and Silence explores the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal reality of adulthood in 1950’s America.center_img And I And Silence Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014 Joining Harris as Young Jamie will be Rachel Nicks (Nurse Jackie) as Jamie, Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) as Young Dee and Samantha Soule (A Fable) as Dee.last_img read more

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Scott, Royce, Luetkemeyer join Caucus slate

first_imgSenate Banking Subcommittee Chairman Tim Scott, R-S.C., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., are the latest additions to the speaker slate at NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus next month in Washington.Congressional Caucus, Sept. 10-13, is NAFCU’s credit union lobbying event of the year. Speakers will address the most important legislative and regulatory issues facing the credit union industry today.Scott, chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, served for seven years on the board of NAFCU-member Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union (Charleston, S.C.). He also sits on the Senate Committees on Finance; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and Special Aging. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Letters

first_imgLink up down underSir – Your report that Australian businessmen are planning a 4000 km 250 km/h Melbourne – Darwin line (RG 5.97 p282) will arouse a degree of scepticism among many of your readers.The most needed railway in Australia is from Alice to Tennant Creek, about which the politicians have been prevaricating for an unconscionably long time. It is difficult to reconcile this attitude with the speed, excellence and dedication shown in unifying the gauge of the trans-continental line. There must be a reason for the delay north of Alice, yet none is proffered.Tennant Creek might also be the area in which a line west from Queensland could join up. The onward line might then be built north to Daly Waters, Katherine and Darwin – Australia’s Asian Gateway – and subsequent traffic patterns would soon reveal where future expenditure might best be allocated.Roger LascellesBrentford, Great Britainlast_img read more

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The suburbs where property is selling the fastest in Townsville

first_img READ MORE Suburb Days on the market Oonoonba 23Currajong 37Belgian Gardens 40Jensen 41Pallarenda 41 Top 5 quickest selling suburbs “The CBD is only minutes away and it is still considered close enough to the Townsville General Hospital, Lavarack Barracks and James Cook University for defence personnel, staff and students to live.“Prices are still considered more affordable compared to Idalia, Douglas and Annandale.Houses in Thuringowa Central remained on the market for a median of 111 days, Corelogic found, which was the longest amount of time out of any suburb in Townsville. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Pearce said it could be the result of the suburbs lack of ‘identity.’“Thuringowa has a lot to offer buyers but it does suffer from an identity crisis,” Mr Pearce said. “It is surrounded by Kirwan, which is a very well known suburb and many buyers have never heard of Thuringowa Central. “Vendors need to be certain they market their property with a campaign reaching across the entire market and discuss with their agent how they can seek and bring buyers to the property themselves.” City’s property market heats up Keyes and Co Property Agent Tess Sellwood outside a recently sold house in Oonoonba, which has been named as fastest selling suburb in Townsville.CORELOGIC has revealed the Townsville suburbs where property is selling the quickest with houses in Oonoonba topping the list for the least amount of days on the market. Houses in the area sold after a median of just 23 days in the year to June, Corelogic data found.Keys & Co Realty agent Tess Sellwood has recently sold a property at 1/7 Frederick St in Oonoonba and said the suburb ticked a lot of boxes for young buyers. READ MORE Idalia market is showing signs of revival 1/7 Frederick St, Oonoonba“I think the proximity to the city is a major selling point for buyers,” Ms Sellwood said.“Value for money in the suburb is also exceptional and that attracts a lot of first home buyers.“Majority of that Oonoonba pocket toward the city end, remained high and dry in the floods which is another factor that appeals to people.”Iris Chaillon and her husband recently purchased a property in Oonoonba after wanting to relocate from a highset house to a low-set home with yard space. “I love the area it’s a very comfortable place to live,” Ms Chaillon said.“It’s so close to everything and when the stadium starts up we’ll only be 5 minutes away from that as well.“Bunnings is just down the road and the traffic isn’t too bad at all.”Ray White Kirwan agent Craig Pearce who sold the duplex in Oonoonba to Ms Chaillon said the suburbs affordability was attractive for buyers. “Oonoonba’s location is excellent as buyers see it so close to some of our biggest employers,” Mr Pearce said. last_img read more

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