Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 4 Indian Fisherman

first_img View post tag: rescues View post tag: Lanka Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 4 Indian Fisherman View post tag: 4 February 10, 2012 View post tag: Indian Sri Lanka Navy rescued 04 Indian fisherman who were drifting onboard an Indian fishing trawler in the seas north of Thalaimannar on 09th February 2012.The trawler bearing the registration number TN/10/MFB/176J, which had developed an engine problem, was towed to Thalaimannar by Sri Lanka Naval Ship “Ranadeera” attached to the Northern Naval Command with the assistance of P 215 and P 175 attached to the North Central Command.The rescued fisherman were handed over to Thalaimannar Police for onward action.Sri Lanka Navy renders assistance to Indian fisherman in distress on humanitarian grounds. They are rescued and provided with food and medical assistance when required. Measures are also taken for their speedy repatriation in liaison with relevant law enforcement authorities.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 10, 2012; Image: navycenter_img View post tag: fisherman View post tag: Sri Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 4 Indian Fisherman View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

USA: Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Naval Station Norfolk

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Naval Station Norfolk View post tag: chief View post tag: Defense September 13, 2013 View post tag: Norfolk Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel (CNP), visited Naval Station Norfolk to talk with Sailors and participate in Sep. 11 memorial ceremonies.Arriving Sep. 10, Moran spent his time discussing manning issues affecting the Navy and talking with Sailors before speaking during the Sept. 11 memorial events.“We’ve been out of balance for a couple of years now,” said Moran when discussing manning concerns. “We’re on the road to recovery, but we still have a ways to go.”Moran said that even though they are working on solutions to the manning problems it will take time for the new personnel to be trained and begin serving in the fleet.Part of Moran’s visit was to participate in memorial ceremonies commemorating the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001.“It’s a monumental anniversary for us, much like Pearl Harbor was for folks of that generation. It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on when our nation was attacked in many locations, our response to that attack and what we have done for the past 12 years as a result of that attack,” he said.Moran was particularly interested in visiting amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) because of its significant connection to the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon.“It’s a great opportunity to connect with a ship that was named after one of those attacks, the USS Arlington,” said Moran.Moran expressed his excitement of being able to spend time with the crew of Arlington in order to share stories about the ship as well as learn about the new connections the Sailors have made to 9/11 since checking onboard.A big concern among Sailors was the future of the G.I. Bill and tuition assistance. Moran stressed that the future of those programs is by no means in jeopardy and are not going to be changing.“There is no difference from what you have today. The CNO is absolutely committed to tuition assistance,” said Moran.A top priority of the visit was to inform Sailors so that they don’t feel like their problems or concerns are unimportant or are being overlooked.“My job is to make sure we are taking care of you, both in pay and compensation but also the training and sea/shore rotations that are important to every single one of you,” said Moran.[mappress]Press Release, September 13, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval Personnel USA: Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Naval Station Norfolkcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: visits Share this article Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: stationlast_img read more

USCG Cutter William Trump Joins the Fleet

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USCG Cutter William Trump Joins the Fleet View post tag: Navy View post tag: joins View post tag: Cutter View post tag: USCG USCG Cutter William Trump Joins the Fleet Authorities View post tag: fleet View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval The US Coast Guard commissioned its newest fast response cutter William Trump at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, January 24, 2015.The vessel is named after the U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class William Trump who earned a silver star for valor in action during the assault phase of the landing at Normandy during WWII, more than 70 years ago.USCGC William Trump  joins the Coast Guard 7th District’s fleet as their 11th fast response cutter.Coast Guard Cutter William Trump, homeported in Key West, is 154-feet long, has a beam of 25-feet, and a maximum sustained speed of more than 28 knots. The William Trump is armed with a stabilized 25mm machine-gun mount and four crew-served .50-caliber machine guns.[mappress mapid=”14960″]Press release, Image: USCG View post tag: William Trump View post tag: americas January 26, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

NATO’s submarine rescue drill concludes in Turkey

first_img View post tag: Dynamic Monarch Authorities Share this article September 22, 2017 NATO’s submarine rescue drill concludes in Turkey View post tag: Turkey Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO’s submarine rescue drill concludes in Turkey View post tag: NATO The international, NATO-led, submarine search and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch 2017 concluded off the coast of Marmaris in southwestern Turkey on Friday.Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States took part in the exercise, which focused on submarine escape and rescue (SMER) operations.The exercise involved a wide array of equipment and up to 1,000 military and civilian personnel. In total, three submarines, four submarine rescue ships, five surface ships, four aircraft, three medical teams, and one submarine parachute assistance group participated in Dynamic Monarch.The training included a coordinated mass evacuation exercise (MASSEVEX) that featured a U.S. Submarine Rescue Chambers Flyaway System and a tri-nation NATO Submarine Rescue System designed to aid personnel in distressed submarines.The exercise also practised complex medical operations at sea.Commander Gennaro Vitagliano, who participated with the Italian Navy during the exercise, reflected on the importance of maintaining operational integrity for rescue missions. “This is not about a war exercise. We are talking about saving a life,” he said. “For us, it’s important brotherhood; for us it’s important to be here and be ready to save a life, whatever country this life belongs to.”last_img read more

Operation Deep Freeze 2019 underway

first_imgCargo operations are underway in Port Hueneme, Calif., where supplies and equipment are being loaded onto the Military Sealift Command charter ship MV Ocean Giant in preparation for delivery to the remote Antarctica outpost of McMurdo Station, in support of the annual resupply mission; Operation Deep Freeze 2019.Since Dec. 26, a team from MSC including Navy Reservists from MSC’s Expeditionary Port Unit (EPU) 114 have been coordinating all aspects of the loadout of nearly 7 million pounds of cargo.The cargo consists of 498 containers filled will food, mechanical parts, vehicles, construction materials, office supplies and electronics equipment, and much more; 80 percent of the supplies needed the year’s survival at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.Loading cargo into the 560-foot Ocean Giant requires advanced planning. Weight differences in cargo, as well as the types of cargo loaded and the storage issues they have, require a specific load order, which is followed to the letter to ensure an on time departure.Four members of EPU-114 are tasked with liaisoning with all the parties involved in the loadout which include Ocean Giant’s crew, port workers, stevedores and members of the National Science Foundation.For Cmdr. Kristian DeMonsi, EPU 114’s commanding officer, working with civilian workers instead of military members has presented his team with a unique set of challenges that they haven’t faced in other missions of this type.“With civilian stevedores we have been limited with things like contract restraints and working hours which we don’t normally have when working directly with the Navy,” he explained. “It has been a little challenging, but everyone is professional and working to communicate and work together to meet the mission goals.”For EPU-114, who trains every month, the benefits of participating in a loadout such as ODF are worth it in terms of knowledge gained for future missions or contingencies. Working in Port Hueneme allows the Reservists to get to know the players in the area such as the port operations staff, as well as the layout of the port, staging areas, their sizes and locations, and area accommodations needed for personnel participating in mission. Future mission will also rely on lessons learned during this year’s mission.Ocean Giant will depart Port Hueneme later in the week. Following a stop in Christchurch, New Zealand, where the ship will load additional cargo, it will travel to the ice-pier at McMurdo Station, where members of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE will conduct the offload. Before departing McMurdo station, Ocean Giant will be loaded with ice core samples that will be stored on the ship in sub-zero freezer containers. The ice core samples will be delivered to the United States for scientific study. In addition, retrograde cargo will be loaded onto the ship for transportation off the continent. These include trash and recyclable materials for disposal and equipment no longer required on the station.Operation Deep Freeze is a joint service, on-going Defense Support to Civilian Authorities activity in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program. Mission support consists of active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel from the US Air Force, Navy, Army, and Coast Guard as well as Department of Defense civilians and attached non-DOD civilians. ODF operates from two primary locations situated at Christchurch, New Zealand and McMurdo Station, Antarctica. 2019 marks the 64th anniversary of the establishment of McMurdo station and its resupply mission which began in 1955. An MSC-chartered cargo ship and tanker have made the voyage to Antarctica every year since the station and its resupply mission were established in 1955. Share this article View post tag: Operation Deep Freeze View post tag: US MSCcenter_img View post tag: Antarctica Photo: Photo: US Military Sealift Commandlast_img read more

Facility Operations Assistant

first_imgResponsible for locking and/or unlocking the facilitydaily.Perform regular building maintenance and repairs in the areasof, but not limited to, painting and drywall, floor and ceilingtiles, doors, locks, closers, minor plumbing and fixtures,partitions, lamp replacement and roof leaks.Serve as liaison between plant operations and staff, faculty,students and community to perform customer service duties such as:temperature adjustments, move district-owned furniture, load/unloadheavy boxes, and assist with deliveries as needed. Special eventsetups and customer service. Table/chair configuration, assistingwith transfers of packages, boxes and equipment (and cleaning ifcontractor fails to arrive.) Customer service contact includesCollin College faculty, staff, students and visitors.Prepare areas for painting, making necessary repairs, rearrangefurniture, clean baseboards for masking tape adhesion and finallymatch paint, paint and clean up.Take care of assigned areas, to include, but not limited to:lights, custodial performance, special customer service set-ups,general maintenance to confirm areas are ready, at all times, forclasses. General maintenance tasks for the campus: lights(repair/replace as needed), door PM, meter readings (electric,water and gas), swimming pool tests, receiving deliveries,stockroom deliveries, and work requests.Safeguard the security of the building(s) when assignedevening, weekend or holiday work.Lock and/or unlock the facilitydaily to make certain students, faculty, staff and visitors canenter the facility according to campus opening time and to ensurefacility is secure at closing.Perform safety and security checks ofthe doors during daily rounds and report all safety and securityinfractions to Facility Plant Operations Mgr., Safety and SecurityOfficer on duty, or District Director of Safety and Security.May operate two-way radio for communication. May be required todrive a company vehicle.May notify contract custodial supervisor of work to be done, asneeded, to maintain cleanliness of the facility.Perform other duties as assigned.Perform all duties to maintain all standards in accordance withCollege policies, procedures and Core Values. Facility Operations AssistantLocation:2550 Bending Branch Way, Collin College Technical CampusAllen, Texas, 75013United StatesWe are searching for an experienced Facility OperationsAssistantJob Purpose:Assist the Facilities Operations Supervisor in ensuring thebuilding(s), equipment and utilities are maintained in good workingorder and facility grounds are properly maintained in accordancewith facility policies.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Knowledge of safety policies and proceduresBasic electrical skillsBasic plumbing skillsAbility to maintain composure and keep calm when faced withstressful interpersonal situationsAbility to use independent judgementAbility to perform a wide variety of general buildingmaintenance Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Heavy Work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forceconstantly having to move objects. Positions in this classtypically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing,walking and repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, andreaching, climbing and balancing, plus pushing, pulling andlifting. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts,odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extremetemperatures, inadequate lighting and intense noises. In addition,incumbents may be subjected to gases and workspace restrictions.Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/orhazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure torisk. Frequent physical effort required.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check.***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Full-time StaffCompensation Type: AnnualCompensation Range: $28,807.00 – 33,128.05For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics. Required Qualifications:High School Diploma and at least one (1) year of experiencerequired.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:last_img read more

Faculty – Contributing, MSN – Nurse Executive (Virtual)

first_imgWhat to Expect as a Walden Faculty MemberFaculty members educate Walden University students by effectivelyand proficiently using online technology and resources so thatknowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to andshared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, wellwritten, and timely communications. This is accomplished in anenvironment that is respectful of the student, the faculty member,Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty memberis involved.TrainingAll new faculty members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity in the techniques of online teaching; use of anelectronic learning platform; specifics of the policies,procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in whichthey are going to teach; socialization into the Walden Universityculture; assessment of academic integrity of student work(including use of www.turnitin.com); and research supervision oftheses and dissertations. Teaching and mentorship assignments arecontingent upon successful completion of required training. Duringthe first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned afaculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their newinstructor training. Peer mentors will continue to supportinstruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regularbasis.Course Teaching/AvailabilityFaculty members are assigned courses, which are taught using theLearning Management System (LMS), and are responsible forinteracting with students within the LMS. Discussion Boards forclassrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Facultymembers are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days perweek and responses to student questions must be posted within 48hours. The university suggests regular and predictableavailability, such as online office hours or regular online chats;office hours may be required based on program or collegepolicy.Tools/Technical SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedare representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.Licensing/CertificationFaculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or an institution thatis recognized by a country’s ministry of education in thediscipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed orlicense-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Facultymembers must maintain their licenses and any appropriatecertifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University.Faculty members are also expected to maintain currency withresearch by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. Ifparticipating in research, the faculty member may publish andacknowledge Walden University.TravelContributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel touniversity events and residencies. When traveling to these events,the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in theevent. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughoutthe year.EDUCATION and EXPERIENCEThe successful candidate will:· Earned Master’s in Nursing (MSN) and an earned Doctorate(preferably in Nursing or related field) from an accreditedinstitution, with demonstrated coursework in the specialization ofnursing leadership and management.· A record of professional scholarly contributions to the field ofnursing leadership and management· A minimum of one year experience of teaching in higher education,preferably in Leadership/Management preferred.· Recent clinical/practical experience in leadership andmanagement.· Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needsof students earning their degrees in a distance learningenvironment.· Excellent oral and written communication, leadership, team,collaboration and interpersonal skills.· National certification in the area of Leadership/Managementpreferred.· Evidence of current RN licensure in one of the 50 states in theUS required.· Experience with distance learning preferred.WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for 6–8 hours daily andincludes physical demands associated with a traditional officesetting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physicalfunctions as necessary).Technology RequirementsFaculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virusprotection and Internet access. Walden University provides a Waldene-mail account and access to the learning platform,password-protected faculty sections of the website, university andcollege listservs, and other faculty communications tools.About Walden University: For more than 45 years, Walden Universityhas served the higher education needs of working professionals.More than 47,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150countries pursue their doctoral, master’s or bachelor’s degreesonline in a variety of fields, including: Business and Management,Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, Information Technology,Education, and Nursing. As part of the Laureate InternationalUniversities network, you’ll be able to touch lives in yourcommunity and change the world of education. Walden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than40 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral, master’s, andbachelor’s degree programs are designed to help students achievetheir goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the livesof others.Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden’sSchool of Nursing program seeks faculty members for Master ofNursing Practice (MSN) program Nurse Executive specialty to committo part-time positions. This is an opportunity for candidates toshare their professional experience and academic knowledge withstudents across the country and around the world. With a computerand a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teachon his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional andpersonal commitments.GENERAL SUMMARYThe key responsibilities of the position are to teach courses inthe specialty area of Nursing Leadership and Management. Thisposition reports to the L&M Specialty Coordinator in the MSNprogram in the School of Nursing. Part-time (Contributing) nursingfaculty members will also work with other faculty as well asadministrators in the College. Additionally, faculty members areresponsible for maintaining a program of scholarship and/orpractice in the area of Nursing L&M, and may assist withfaculty orientation, development, mentoring/monitoring, andevaluation; part-time (contributing) faculty may also participatein school and university committee service.last_img read more

Balloon festival lights up the skies

first_img30,000 people turned up to watch the sixth annual Oxford Balloon Festival last weekend although strong winds hampered the performance of the balloons, a record number of which were on display. The two day event started at Cutteslowe Park on Saturday night with a fireworks display and a light show. Sunday saw 36 balloons, including a massive Russian airship, launched into Oxford skies.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img

Students are incompatible with OUSU

first_imgOUSU was in confusion this week as it attempted to implement the result of last term’s referendum on the future of higher education funding. The overwhelming result of the referendum was to ‘reduce student numbers’ but the student union is having difficulty reconciling this with current policy such as ‘free higher education’ and ‘equal access for all’. Daniel Simpson, OUSU Council Delegate and Labour Club Chair, said, “The policy is a single line and very unclear, so we don’t know how it can fit with access”. Concern was raised as to why the contradictions with other areas of OUSU policy had not been foreseen. Ken Owen from the Education Reform Group which campaigned for ‘reduce student numbers’ said it was OUSU’s responsibility “to make sure that each option was a real choice.” The committee decided to ask political groups to look for a definition that would not contradict other parts of OUSU policy and if this was not possible, to suggest a second referendum to ask “Do you think it should be OUSU policy to reduce student numbers?” This would allow OUSU Council to decide higher education policy itself if a “No” vote was returned. Some of those present feared that students might view a second referendum as OUSU ignoring the result of the first free and fair vote. Owen claimed “another referendum would confirm the perception that some people within OUSU are doing everything they can to avoid implementing the result of the referendum. At the end of the day a referendum result has a much clearer popular mandate than OUSU Council ever will.” Helena Puig-Larrauri, OUSU President, was quick to quash speculation that this might be the end of the referendum result, saying that F&F was a “greenhouse for ideas” but ultimately campaigns are committed to OUSU policy. However, OUSU is constitutionally bound to hold a new referendum if requested by ten JCR or MCR presidents, or 500 ordinary students. Ed Griffiths, who tried to put a motion through OUSU Council earlier in the term, which would have allowed it to ignore the referendum result, is believed to be currently attempting to put such a petition together.ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more