View post tag: 2012 USA: Chicago Navy Week 2012 Kicks Off August 15, 2012 View post tag: Chicago View post tag: week Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Kicks Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Chicago Navy Week 2012 Kicks Off View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Training & Education The Chicago Navy Week 2012 portion of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 officially kicked off Aug. 13 with a noon performance by the Navy Band Midwest Brass Quintet in downtown Chicago.According to organizers, the War of 1812 event is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought in the conflict, those who served in all of our nation’s conflicts since then and those who serve today. Chicago Navy Week 2012 is an opportunity for Sailors and Marines to engage the public and raise awareness of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the role the services play in the defense of the nation and maritime security.“I look forward to our Navy and Marine Corps team visiting this region to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, and showcase our ships as well as our men and women who are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, keeping our sea lanes open and protecting our way of life,” said Commander Carrier Strike Group Two Rear Adm. Gregory Nosal.Two U.S. Navy ships, USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS De Wert (FFG 45), two Canadian ships HMCS Moncton (MM 708) and HMCS Summerside (MM 711), and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Biscayne Bay (WTGB 104) will moor in and around Navy Pier in Chicago for the commemoration.There will be activities throughout the week including: ships that will be open for public visiting, official visits from regional dignitaries and Navy leadership, as well as community service projects. The 2012 Chicago Air and Water Show, which will feature performances by the Blue Angels will serve to wrap up the commemoration in Chicago. “The Great Lakes region is as important to our Navy today as it was 200 years ago,” said Nosal. “Milwaukee, Chicago, Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit and Buffalo are some of the many cities in the region that continue to inspire and support our maritime forces.”Today, as it was 200 years ago, the majority of the world’s population lives near the seas and depends on goods being shipped from around the world. The seven-day celebration of the sea services is scheduled to conclude Aug. 20.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 15, 2012 View post tag: off
The Board of Education oversees Ocean City High School and two other public schools. Two incumbents and one challenger won three-year seats on the Ocean City Board of Education on Tuesday.J. Tiffany Prettyman, a current school board member, was the top vote-getter with 1,876 votes. Her fellow incumbent, Gregory Whelan, received 1,575 votes, according to unofficial totals from the Cape May County Board of Elections. Challenger Patrick Kane won the third board seat, garnering 1,284 votes.Incumbent Dale F. Braun Jr. fell short in his re-election bid with 1,071 votes. Melissa Flink received 1,006 votes and Conor Fleming had 883 votes.For a full list of vote totals for Cape May County visit https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/
And then he used a graphic but typically medical metaphor to describe the effect it’s having on the NHS. He said: Matt, when you join the NHS, everybody knows the deal: you work hard, you do everything you can for your patients and your colleagues, you put everything into the job because at the end of it you know you’re going to get a good pension, but that’s under threat. I can’t plan ahead. I’m afraid to take on extra sessions in case I get an unexpected tax bill, and if I was a few years older I’d be thinking about taking early retirement. Right now it’s like a haemorrhage. If we can stop the bleeding in the first 5 or 10 minutes, we can save the patient, but if we don’t, and we leave it, then we’ll be resuscitating the body. So I understand your frustration. Getting pensions right is how we stem the flow and convince our senior staff to stay in the NHS.So I’ve listened to you, and I’ve learnt from you, and this is what we’re going to do:A new pensions deal for senior nurses, doctors and GPs so you have greater flexibility and control over your pension so you don’t get hit with an unexpected tax bill.A new pensions deal that lets you take extra shifts, go for a promotion, and ultimately rewards you for your hard work and dedication, and encourages you to stay.We’re going to work with you to change the NHS Pension Scheme so it’s fair to you, fair to the taxpayer, and leads to better care for patients because that must be our goal.These proposed reforms recognise the unique role and importance of NHS staff. We want to ensure the NHS Pension Scheme continues to be one of the best around so we can continue to attract the best people.But these reforms must work for you, so we will launch a staff consultation across the NHS next month.We will have these changes in place by the start of the next tax year. This will allow NHS staff and employers to start planning for the future with confidence and peace of mind.And it will ensure the NHS is a place where everyone is looked after, and everyone is treated fairly.Making the NHS a better place to work: that’s where we need to get to. This plan is the first step.But this journey requires us all to work together: every part of our health service heading in the same direction.I’ve made it my mission to get the right technology in the NHS so we can make your lives easier, and give you back the gift of time. So you can do what you came into the job to do: caring for people.The NHS of the future will have more tech, more robots, more AI, but it will always have people at its core.As the march of the machines removes the jobs that can be replaced by code, so more and more as a society, we’ll need more people doing the jobs no machine can ever do: the caring, the empathy, the connection.So, we will make the NHS a more caring employer.We will transform the culture.The NHS of the future will always put people first.Because a strong NHS, and strong public services, is how we build a Britain that always put people first.That is a place we all want to get to.That’s the country we all want to live in.So let’s work together to ensure the NHS is a place where everyone feels valued, where everyone feels cared for, and where everyone can fulfil their potential. 1.3 million people in the NHS.If we were a country, we’d be the same size as Estonia. If we were a company, we’d be almost the same size as McDonald’s – but a lot better for you than a Big Mac.Since I became health secretary I’ve tried to meet as many staff, from as many different parts of the NHS, as possible. Admittedly, meeting 1.3 million people individually is difficult.I’ve spoken to hundreds of nurses, doctors, paramedics, porters, juniors, seniors, consultants, chief executives. I’ve tried to listen and I’ve tried to listen hard.And what’s clear is that people are the most valuable asset the NHS has. How we invest in, and look after, our people will determine the future of the NHS.And that future is so important because the NHS is the most valuable public service we have.A strong NHS, and strong public services, are the foundations of a strong society. So Britain must continue to be a place where we invest in people because we believe in the potential of people to make things better.It’s why we appointed Prerana Issar as the first ever NHS Chief People Officer. And it’s why Dido and her team have created the first ever NHS People Plan.I am extremely grateful to both of them because taking better care of our people is mission critical to the success of the NHS.Now, I know your time is valuable. So I’m not going to waffle on. And if you saw Good Morning Britain, you’ll know I’ve already been caught out once for too much waffle.So I’m going to be short today. And I’m going to be direct.I want to talk to you about 3 people. Three people who illustrate where we’ve come from, where we are now, and where we need to get to.Recruitment, retention, and an NHS that puts people first.The first person is a nurse. She, or he, doesn’t live in this country – yet.They’re in the Philippines, or India, or Poland, or any other number of countries around the world.They look to the NHS as a beacon of excellence, and of opportunity. Somewhere they can come to, to be the best nurse they can possibly be.Somewhere they can learn new skills, earn money, and return home as a world-class nurse, or stay and build a new home and a better life here in Britain.To that nurse I say: we welcome you, we need you, we want you to come and help us build an NHS that’s fit for the future.Because the National Health Service has always had an international workforce, from the Windrush Generation to the Warsaw Generation.We must never forget the enormous contribution that people born beyond these shores have made to one of this nation’s greatest institutions.The People Plan spells out how we need a new Windrush Generation for the NHS. A recruitment drive to attract the brightest and best doctors, nurses, and clinical staff from overseas.And I want to send a very clear message to those people: if you have the talent, the skills, and the determination to pack up your hopes and dreams in a suitcase and travel to the other side of the world, then the NHS will be your new home.Our NHS could not provide its world-class service to patients without the hardworking doctors and nurses from other nations.[Political content removed]The second person I want to talk about is a British student.She, or he, is 18. They’re getting ready for their A-Level exams – hopefully not leaving it as late as I did.They were born in this century. Technology has shaped every part of their lives from the way they shop, eat, travel, bank, socialise, and even find love.They have more choice at their fingertips than previous generations would have had in a lifetime.In fact, there’s so many possibilities that it can be overwhelming. And then a parent, or a perhaps a career adviser, says: “Have you ever thought about becoming a nurse?”And this 18-year-old thinks: “I’m good at science, I’m interested in people, caring for others would be a rewarding career.”And then they start to look into it. They start to search online for information.And what do they see?Story after story about shortages, about the stresses and the strains, and only the problems.Never or rarely hearing about the nurses who love their jobs and wouldn’t choose to do anything else, despite the difficulties.Now, I know there are genuine problems with the system.That’s why Dido has taken a long-term approach to the first ever NHS People Plan so we can create a new system that puts people first, and is fit for the future.There are shortages. We use too many agency workers when we should have permanent staff.The job has become more challenging as the population ages and demand grows.Your roles are more complex and you need continuous training and new technology to keep up with the pace of change.But I fear that by only talking about the problems, we risk creating a perception that a career in the NHS isn’t for an ambitious, young, British person. Particularly when it comes to nursing.Nursing is a first-choice career. An NHS nurse has a passport to anywhere.In fact, it’s what makes my job so difficult because we can do a lot of things to convince people to stay in the NHS, but I’m afraid we can’t compete with the Australian sunshine.So we’re putting a record £33.9 billion a year into the NHS – and let’s not forget three-quarters of the NHS budget goes on staff.We’re opening 5 new medical schools. We’re increasing the number of clinical training places, and we’re increasing the number of routes into nursing through apprenticeships and nursing associates.But fundamental to delivering the People Plan, and tackling the nursing shortage in the NHS, is changing the perception of nursing as a career.That way we can get the right number of people and the right type of people in the NHS: talented, ambitious, hard-working, committed to caring.Third and finally I want to talk about someone who really helped me understand the retention challenge – what it means to you, on the frontline.He’s a senior consultant at a London hospital. And he said:
The Firefly Music Festival is returning to the Woodlands of Dover, DE from June 15th – 18th, and they’re bringing a stacked lineup for the occasion. The festival has revealed hundreds of artists for this year’s events, including five great headliners in The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance The Rapper and Bob Dylan.The full lineup includes Flume, Weezer, The Shins, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Franz Ferdinand, Glass Animals, Tory Lanez, Phantogram, O.A.R., Busta Rhymes, OK GO, Bob Moses, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Stick Figure, Big Wild, Lawrence, Andy Frasco & The U.N. and so many more.Check out the full lineup and announcement video, below. Tickets and more information can be found on Firefly’s website.
New advances in genomic testing have the potential to radically change the way cancer drugs are developed and prescribed, offering personalized therapy with treatment tailored to the patient’s tumor genome. With the advent of this “personalized medicine,” scientists are hopeful that drugs shown to work in a cancer caused by a specific genetic mutation that appears in one anatomical site – the breast, for example – may prove to be successful in treating a cancer caused by the same type of mutation that occurs in another anatomical site – the liver, for example, or the colon.In a new Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Acting Dean David Hunter looks at the challenges of maintaining the rigorous current model of drug design — through randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) testing safety and efficacy — in this new paradigm.The article appeared online August 19, 2015.Hunter, who also is Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention, notes that genomic sequence-informed drug design has been successful in several cases involving common cancer types and target tumor mutations. But each patient’s tumor has a spectrum of mutations, he writes, making it difficult to aggregate information from the hundreds or thousands of patients usually needed to get the kind of assessment of effectiveness and safety yielded by randomized controlled trials. Read Full Story
On Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent, English-speaking Catholics across the world will begin using the new translation of the Roman Missal. “No priest in the English-speaking world is going to be able to ‘coast through’ the Mass in the coming months,” he said. “Instead, each priest will have to learn to pray more slowly, and thus hopefully more truly, and the new book of prayers for the Mass [the Roman Missal] is filled with music, so each priest will have to consider the value of chanting or singing some of the prayers.” “Notre Dame has always been an important player in the American liturgical renewal, particularly on an undergraduate level,” O’Malley said. “As undergraduates contemplate the new images of the prayer, consider what they mean, they are invited to allow these images to transform their lives.” “[We] are offering a whole year of formation into these images so that students might come to mirror in their lives what they pray with their lips,” he said. “The new translation is a more faithful translation of the Latin based on the structure of the prayers and the content,” O’Malley said. “Thus, it will connect each Catholic more deeply to the universal Church in her own prayer.” Students are also welcome to learn the meanings of the new translation at the Center for Liturgy, O’Malley said. “There will be a campus-wide workshop this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the new translation inside Campus Ministry’s office in the Colman-Morse Center,” Carey said. “Priests, rectors, musicians and intrigued students are all invited to come and learn.” Dr. Timothy O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, said he expects an easy transition for the lay people of the English-speaking Catholic community. O’Malley said he expects the transition to the new translation of the Roman Missal to be harder for priests than for lay people. O’Malley said the changes will offer both students and the larger Notre Dame community new ways to reflect. “This phrase refers to the manna in the desert in the Book of Exodus, Chapter 16,” he said. “In this newly translated prayer, the connection between manna and (the) Eucharist is drawn. The Holy Spirit will come down upon the bread and wine and will transform it so that it will become a kind of manna from heaven, engaging Scriptural imagination.” O’Malley said the previous translation did not use the phrase, ‘like the dewfall,’ but that it refers directly to Scripture. The Second Vatican Council in 1965 allowed bishops to celebrate Mass in the vernacular, which created some problems in translation, O’Malley said. “The liturgy was translated into English using a philosophy of translation that focused on comprehensibility, as well as dynamic equivalence,” he said. “In 1998, the American bishops recognized the problems of the present translation and presented to the Congregation for Divine Worship an updated translation.” “The Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend has hosted workshops these past few months for our priests,” Carey said. “Rectors within residence halls have been given five talks — one for each Sunday — that began on Oct. 23 for students to understand the changes they will have to make with the new translation.” He said one of the more widely discussed changes to take effect Nov. 27 can be found in Eucharistic Prayer II, which reads, “You are indeed Holy, O Lord, the fount of all holiness. Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall.” “For the lay person in the pew, the new translation of the Mass is not too complex,” O’Malley said. “There will be some new responses to learn, a few new prayers and songs like the ‘Gloria,’ the ‘Sanctus,’ and the ‘Confiteor,’ but nothing that cannot be picked up over a couple of weeks praying together.” Fr. Joe Carey, interim director of Campus Ministry, said Notre Dame priests and rectors are currently preparing for the change. Carey said additional assistance is available to students and interested members of the community to learn more about the changes. He said the new translation allows English-speaking Catholics to celebrate Mass in a deeper way.
View Comments This cast is bustin’ out all over! Recent Side Show star Matthew Hydzik, Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, Tony winner Jarrod Emick and Tony nominee Tony Roberts have joined the cast of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s upcoming production of Carousel. They join the previously announced Steven Pasquale, Laura Osnes, Jenn Gambatese and Denyce Graves. The Rob Ashford-helmed production will begin performances on April 10 and run through May 3. Opening night is set for April 11.Hydzik will take on the role of Enoch Snow. In addition to Side Show, his Broadway credits include West Side Story and Grease. D’Amboise, who will play Mrs. Mullin, recently completed a special return to the Broadway revival of Chicago after starring in Pippin on the Great White Way. Her additional credits include Tony-nominated performances in A Chorus Line and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Emick will play Jigger Craigin and took home a Tony Award in 1994 for Damn Yankees; he has since appeared in The Rocky Horror Show, The Boy From Oz and Ring of Fire. Roberts, who takes on the role of the Starkeeper, received Tony nominations for How Now, Dow Jones and Play It Again, Sam and most recently appeared on Broadway in The Royal Family.Carousel, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, follows the tragic romance of carousel barker Billy Bigelow (Pasquale) and mill worker Julie Jordan (Osnes). The show features a catalogue of musical theater standards including “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945. The show was revived four times, with the most recent staging winning the 1995 Tony Award for Best Revival.Not able to get to the Windy City to catch them? The opening night performance will be available to stream on WFMT on April 12 beginning at 7:15PM! Laura Osnes Star Files
Vermont farmers devastated by Tropical Storm Irene will receive much-needed disaster assistance through two important federal programs. The funding levels for both programs were agreed to by a House-Senate conference committee negotiating fiscal year 2012 funding levels for US Department of Agriculture programs. ‘Many Vermont farmers were knocked down by Tropical Storm Irene but they are characteristically fighting to get back on their feet. This funding will give them a much-needed boost,’ Welch said. ‘We were ultimately successful in our efforts because Republicans and Democrats in the House worked together to secure disaster relief. And Senator Leahy, with the strong support of Senator Sanders, delivered once again for Vermont farmers by helping secure this final agreement.’ The agreement adds $122.7 million to the USDA’s Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and $215.9 million to the USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP). Both programs are nearly out of funds with a backlog of pending applications for assistance. ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters. EWP helps farmers reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and reduce damages caused by floods. The program will also help property owners stabilize stream banks and clear river debris that might pose threats to their property. The deadline to apply for EWP funding related to Tropical Storm Irene damage is Friday, November 18th. A member of the House Agriculture Committee, Welch made securing these funds, along with funding for the repair of Vermont’s damaged roads and bridges, his top priorities. (To see Welch priorities memo to House leaders, CLICK HERE). Joined by Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), Welch met with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and others to urge the reversal of an earlier House decision to zero out these two programs. Welch also worked closely with Reps. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) and Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) who, along with Welch and Gibson, are co-chairs of the bipartisan House Hurricane Irene Coalition founded by Welch. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the number two member of the Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, ensured that both programs were funded in the Senate bill and the final conference committee agreement. The conference agreement will be voted on by the House and Senate this week.
It’s finally upon us. College football is back tonight! If you’re more a fan of the pro game, don’t fret, the NFL season kicks off next week. One of my favorite things about football season is the food and the fraternization. If you’re planning on a few trips to tailgate at the stadium or just hosting friends at home, it can be tough to stay on budget. Here are three ways you can save while throwing awesome football-themed parties this season…Don’t worry about the food so much: It’s fun to have a nice spread, but the most fun part of tailgating, is the people. If you can’t really afford to smoke BBQ every weekend, that’s okay. I guarantee, with a little cold beer, some chips and dip and some burgers or dogs, nobody will care that you don’t have the fanciest set-up on campus.Don’t even worry about the beer so much: When you’re reuniting with your old college buddies one Saturday a year, you may feel the need to buy everyone a round of that new micro-brew that you just discovered. But when it comes to alcohol at your tailgate, there are really only a couple of rules. Make sure it’s cold and make sure you don’t run out. Some simple, light beers will always do.Make sure it’s a killer party: Parties are always more fun when your favorite people show up. Make sure you’re texting your invites a couple weeks in advance and follow-up with everyone several days before. Task each guest with bringing something simple like a dessert, side, or beverages, and handle the grill yourself. This way you won’t break the bank and the spread will still be spectacular.Have fun and save money. Best of luck to your teams this season! 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Death Valley in Clemson, SC. Home of the 2018 National Champion Clemson Tigers.
Arsenal are ‘going to turn into Everton’ unless Unai Emery fixes the defence, believes Darren Bent Arsenal were dreadful at the back against Watford (Picture: Getty Images)All four have come under criticism from Bent, who believes they need to vastly improve or the Gunners will be out of Champions League contention.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They’re playing more like four individuals than they are as a collective unit,’ Bent told Football Insider .‘They’re just not working in tandem, they’re all over the place. You’ve got some that are trying to play offsides, you’ve got ones that aren’t attacking crosses, one will try win the header, the other’s not covering‘You can’t be exciting going forward and concede as many goals as they do because you’re going to get nowhere.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They’re going to turn into Everton. What they’ve got over Everton is that they can score more goals than Everton so it gets them out of jail. They can’t be shipping goals left, right and centre.’Arsenal are back in Premier League action on Sunday at home to Aston Villa when they will try and improve on their woeful defensive record and could see the return of Rob Holding at centre-back, which could help.The Englishman has been out of action with knee ligament damage since December but is fully fit again.MORE: Nacho Monreal names Alexis Sanchez as the best he ever played with at ArsenalMORE: Robert Pires urges fans to remain patient with Nicolas Pepe after underwhelming start at Arsenal Comment Advertisement Unai Emery has had a mixed start to his season with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are in danger of ‘turning into Everton’ unless Unai Emery can fix their defensive frailties, believes former Tottenham striker Darren Bent.The Gunners have made a shaky start to the season at the back, keeping a clean sheet in their Premier League opener against Newcastle, but failing to do so in the four games since.David Luiz was brought in over the summer to add experience and stability to the back line, but the Brazilian has been at fault for a number of goals in his short Gunners career already.Luiz was in the back four alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos, AInsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac in their last Premier League outing at Watford on Sunday as they tossed away a two goal lead to draw 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Phil HaighThursday 19 Sep 2019 7:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link38Shares