View post tag: Malaysian Navy View post tag: US Navy Malaysian, US forces train together during Tiger Strike 16 Sailors and marines aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) joined members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for exercise Tiger Strike 16 in Lahad Datu, Malaysia, Nov. 10-13.Tiger Strike 16, formally known as MALFEX (Malaysia – United States Amphibious Exercise), is a Malaysia-led, bilateral training exercise between the Malaysian Forces and U.S. forces with emphasis on increasing combat readiness and conducting amphibious operations within the context of stability and security operations.Tiger Strike allowed participating forces to share their training practices, conduct a bilateral amphibious landing, and improve communication and coordination.Makin Island Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Melson said the amphibious assault ship brought added training value to the exercise.“With Makin Island’s ship-to-shore capability, U.S. and Malaysian forces were able to rehearse the planning and execution of a variety of amphibious scenarios, whether that was a combat operation or humanitarian assistance mission,” said Melson.Members of the Makin Island and 11th MEU medical departments, along with embarked Fleet Surgical Team Five (FST 5) personnel, provided medical facility tours and familiarization events aboard Makin Island. U.S. and Malaysian medical personnel also conducted a bilateral medical civil affairs project at a local clinic near Lahad Datu.Aboard Makin Island, the 11th MEU conducted operational planning evolutions with their counterparts of the 7th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment. While training ashore, Marines and soldiers focused on jungle survival, non-lethal weapons, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, helicopter loading and offloading drills, landing zone security and control, and combat service support.The exercise included approximately 300 soldiers from the 7th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment and 300 U.S. Marines and Sailors from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th MEU. Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Malaysian, US forces train together during Tiger Strike 16 View post tag: USS Makin Island View post tag: Tiger Strike November 14, 2016 Share this article
Dear Friends,Memorial Day Weekend is finally here. We’re looking at a warm and sunny start to the weekend, and everybody’s thoughts will start to turn to summer fun. We “unlocked” the ocean this afternoon, so let the season begin.Please bear in mind that construction projects continue on roads leading to Ocean City, including at the Atlantic City Expressway interchange with the southbound Garden State Parkway and at the parkway bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay. Detours will be in effect on back roads like Route 50 in Tuckahoe and Somers Point-Mays Landing Road (Rt. 559).I ask everybody to be patient in their travels and to respect crosswalk and other laws as more drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians begin to share the roads in Ocean City with the coming season.Members of the city team met with the South Jersey Gas Company officials this week, and I gave them the go-ahead to begin replacing gas mains from the area of Eighth Street and Ninth Street and Atlantic Avenue to the boardwalk. Work will begin after the holiday weekend and last until mid-June. This work will help the city get a quick start in the fall on a project to replace the boardwalk between Eighth Street and 10th Street – including the stretch in front of the Ocean City Music Pier.The spring weather delayed other road projects in Ocean City, but work is expected to be complete by mid-June after taking a break for the holiday weekend.The fourth annual Memorial Beach Challenge is on schedule with races beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. If you’ve never had a chance to watch the event, it’s worth a look – with participants navigating a grueling obstacle course on the beach and others racing on paddleboards in the ocean. It’s all for a great cause to raise money for service members, veterans and their families.Finally, I urge you all to take time from your busy weekend to attend our annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park (500 block of Wesley Avenue). The event is always well-attended as the community recognizes the sacrifices made by the men and women of our military.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorCheck on the latest project updates and sign up for email alerts.
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There’s no denying that the legendary Neil Young has seen something of a renewed vigor of late, having teamed with Promise Of The Real for their debut album The Monsanto Years in 2015. Of course, POTR is powered by Lukas and Micah Nelson, children of the renowned guitarist Willie Nelson. There’s no love lost between Nelson and Young, as the two have collaborated many times over throughout their lengthy careers. Seeing them play together with the whole Nelson family, however, always makes for a special moment.That happened over the weekend, when Willie Nelson joined Young and Promise of the Real over two nights in Italy. The first show featured Nelson on the classic “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?,” and continued when POTR played their debut version of Nelson’s hit song “On The Road Again.” Watch it all go down at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome, below.Nelson reprised his appearance last night as well, joining his sons and Neil Young for another pairing of “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?” and “On The Road Again” at Piazza Napoleone in Lucca, Italy. This show, however, included an added bonus, as Nelson returned for the encore performance of the song “Homegrown.” Watch that great encore below, courtesy of 4musiclovers.Check out the full setlists from the weekend, below.Edit this setlist | More Neil Young + Promise of the Real setlists Edit this setlist | More Neil Young + Promise of the Real setlists
During his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon recruited Nile Rogers for a David Bowie cover that had 30 Rock blasting with energy. Rogers received an Award for Musical Achievement last week at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The celebration continued Saturday night with the performance of “Let’s Dance”, which you can watch below.Happy Monday to you:
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Roy UrricoCore systems have always been the lifeblood of credit unions. Whether they exist on premises or on a cloud, core systems now connect multiple channels, including mobile, and affect profitability.Traditionally, core systems have been the back-end data applications that process all transactions that occurred during the day and post updated data on account balances to a mainframe system. They’ve typically encompassed deposit account, loan and credit processing, and have interfaced to general ledger and reporting tools.However, core has developed into much more than that. “You go back a decade, 15 or 20 years, and core was considered much more in isolation,” Santo Cannone, chief product officer, credit union solutions for the Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv, pointed out. “Today’s credit union core is a significant piece of highly interconnected parts that includes branch, online, mobile and ATM channels. Core accounting, back-end, front-end, and platform are still important elements, but now your biggest branch is open 24/7. It is a very different valuation than it used to be.” continue reading »
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For the average consumer today, self-service technologies best deliver on their promise of convenience when a little personal attention is woven into the experience. And this is as true in your credit union branches as it is at the airport, the shopping mall or any other public venue.In fact, while self-service ATMs and kiosks are moving your members and guests through the branch more efficiently than ever, make no mistake – this seamless digital experience is sometimes only possible with the help of a full-service employee.“Consumers today want to be able to decide how, when and where they do business,” said Nathan Rogers, Senior Manager of Product Marketing for CO-OP Financial Services. “If they can go to a branch and quickly handle the transaction themselves, often they will do that. However, if they want to talk to a teller, they expect one to be there and to be available.”Self-Service Best PracticesThis dynamic is not unique to financial institutions, Rogers says. “When the airlines first introduced self-service kiosks years ago, they had very few employees available to help customers through the check-in process. Today, that is no longer the case. If you are a first-time user of an airline check-in kiosk or are struggling with a complicated transaction, you will likely find a dedicated attendant nearby and ready to assist.” continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 54-year-old East Meadow man was fatally struck by a Suffolk County police patrol car in East Islip over the weekend, authorities said.Craig Schiffer was crossing Main Street when he was struck by an eastbound police car that was responding to a 911 call at 10:34 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.The victim was taken by Islip Exchange Ambulance Company to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was later pronounced dead. The two officers in the vehicle were not injured.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the police car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call them at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Apr 28, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in Japan were awaiting final tests on four wild swans that recently tested positive for an H5 strain of avian influenza, as authorities in Vietnam and India’s Tripura state moved to quash new outbreaks caused by the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus.Three of the swans were found dead on the shores of Lake Towada in Akita prefecture, in northern Japan, on Apr 21, officials said in a news release, according to a report today from Reuters. The swans were found and tested during heightened surveillance prompted by several outbreaks in South Korea, Japan’s neighbor to the southwest.Authorities have not found any mass bird deaths nearby and said there were no chicken farms within 10 kilometers of the area, Reuters reported.Japan’s last reported H5N1 outbreaks occurred in early 2007, when the virus struck farms in four towns in the southern part of the country and killed a hawk eagle near Kumamoto prefecture, according to reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Elsewhere, veterinary officials in India said on Apr 26 that samples from more birds in Tripura state had tested positive for the H5N1 virus, pushing to three the number of areas hit in the state in the past 2 weeks, the Times of India reported on Apr 26.Asim Roy Barman, state animal resources department director, told the Times that the two earlier outbreak sites were within 4 kilometers of the border with Bangladesh, which has had extensive H5N1 outbreaks over the past several months. However, he said the latest outbreak was a surprise to officials because it is 50 kilometers from the Bangladesh border.In early April, Tripura became the second Indian state to report H5N1 outbreaks this year. Nearly all of Tripura state, located in the far northeastern section of India, borders eastern Bangladesh.In other developments, animal health officials in Vietnam said the H5N1 virus has been detected in another province, Son La in the northern part of the country, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported today.The report said Vietnam’s Department of Animal Health told a local newspaper that the outbreak occurred among chickens and ducks in a backyard poultry flock. Provincial authorities have isolated the site and disinfected the farm to prevent the spread of the virus, according to the report.The animal health department, according to Xinhua, said two other locations in Vietnam are also battling the H5N1 virus: Tien Giang province in the south and Can Tho, an independent municipality that is the largest city in the Mekong Delta.See also:OIE reports on Japanese outbreakshttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2007_AI.php#
It is a continuation of the project which aims to encourage and emphasize the importance of a quality approach in the management of family farms in the service of rural tourism. All business entities engaged in some form of rural tourism are invited to contact their cities, municipalities or tourist boards of the place to which they belong and together with them fill out the application and collect supporting documentation for this tender. The application to the organizer is submitted by the local self-government unit or the local tourist board, which can also nominate candidates who they think can compete for the award, the DUNEA Regional Agency points out. Cover photo: Villa Cypress, Ethno Art Village Podcempres The best will be chosen by the judging panel in two rounds of selection – in the first, up to 15 finalists will be selected on the basis of applications and required documentation, from which the winners will then be selected by field testing. The Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the DUNEA Regional Agency are once again organizing the “GOLDEN ORANGE” – a selection of the best examples of rural tourism in our County. Side dish: APPLICATION / GOLDEN ORANGE – the best examples of rural tourism in Dubrovnik-Neretva County The call is open from to April 17, 2019. We are a little late with the announcement, but you still have time to apply. More information about the application can be found in the attachment.