Boxer ARG deploys to Pacific, Middle East

first_img Photo: USS Boxer (LHD 4) departs Naval Base San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment. Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Boxer View post tag: Boxer ARGcenter_img US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) deployed to the Pacific and the Middle East together with ships from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26) and Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Boxer departed Naval Base San Diego on May 1 with embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).While deployed, the Boxer ARG/11th MEU team will conduct maritime security operations, crisis response operations, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence operations.“It has been incredible to see the interoperability of the Boxer ARG/11th MEU as they have come together to form a cohesive team, operating from all ships within the ARG,” said Capt. Brad Arthur, commander of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5.Boxer ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26), and Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Embarked commands include “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Assault Craft Unit 5, Naval Beach Group 1, Beachmaster Unit 1, Fleet Surgical Team 5, and Tactical Air Control Squadron 11.The Boxer ARG deployed without the F-35B short takeoff and landing jets as the 11th MEU is not equipped with the 5th generation aircraft. Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgNorth Park Library960 Koehler Dr.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th McCollough Library5115 Washington Ave.Monday thru ThursdayFriday  Noon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th LOCATIONS DAYSTIMESDATES Red Bank Library120 S. Red Bank Rd.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th Election OfficeCivic Center Room 214Saturday8 am to 4 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31st Salvation Army1040 N. Fulton Ave.Saturday8 am to 3 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31st Central Library200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. BlvdMonday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30thcenter_img Election Office Civic Center Room 214Monday thru Friday8 am to 4 pmOct. 6th to Nov. 2nd at noon FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Today begins early voting.  I wanted to make sure you had a copy of all early voting locations.  Don’t risk not being able to vote on Election Day, vote early and make sure your voice is heard!2015 GENERAL MUNICPAL ELECTIONEARLY VOTINGVOTE CENTERSEarly voting is for voters who choose to vote early at the Election Office, Libraries or the designated Vote Centers.  Early voting is from Oct. 6, 2015 through Nov. 2, 2015 at noon in the Election Office.  Any questions call the Election Office at 812-435-5122. Oaklyn Library3001 Oaklyn Dr.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th Northeast Park Baptist Church1215 N. Boeke Rd.Saturday8 am to 3 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31stlast_img read more

Treasure island

first_img Revisionist history Revisions, notes, and strikeouts are just many interests in this Updike volume. Precious and fragile Then there are the commonsensical restrictions on archival materials, “in many cases because of fragility,” said assistant curator Heather Cole. That concern includes items at Houghton that predate Christ. John Updike Leslie Morris, the curator of modern books and manuscripts, helps oversee the John Updike Archive. Once cataloged, his papers will be ready for researchers in the summer of 2012. Collected works Treasure trove The lives and thoughts of literary greats live on through their papers, like in Houghton’s Library’s John Updike Archive. Updike began depositing in Houghton in 1966, just seven years after his first book was published. Journal entries A handwritten journal entry by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Meticulous “He was a meticulous person in his research,” said Jennifer Lyons, Houghton’s manuscript and visual resources cataloger, of John Updike. Lyons has reams of material devoted to Toyota dealerships (the source of Updike’s character Rabbit’s prosperity), state license plates, and heart disease. Literary criticism An up-close view of one of Updike’s many papers. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Almost three years ago, two archivists from Harvard’s Houghton Library appeared at author John Updike’s front door in Beverly. Barely three weeks later, America’s master stylist would die from lung cancer. “He knew it was time,” said Leslie Morris, Houghton’s curator of modern books and manuscripts. “He asked us to come.Leaning on a walker, Updike chatted with Morris and her assistant while they packed cartons in his upstairs study. Into one box went the unfinished novel from his writing desk.Updike had wanted to know that the outward signs of his literary ardor — decades of handwritten drafts, typescripts, galleys, and research files — would survive him. And he knew death was near. “Old age,” he had written in a short story, “arrived in increments of uncertainty.”But there was no uncertainty about what should happen next at Houghton, the first building at an American university that was designed to house rare books and manuscripts. For decades, Houghton had been collecting the material now known as the John Updike Archive, which will be fully cataloged and ready for researchers by next summer.In the end, the lives and thoughts of literary greats live on through their work and papers. Houghton and other Harvard libraries carefully tend the records left by dozens of prominent authors, providing pivotal research material for scholars.The largest University repository is the Harvard University Archive, home to thousands of cubic feet of material, from doctoral dissertations and annual reports to books, maps, photographs, paintings, and artifacts. In addition, Baker Library at the Harvard Business School has about 1,400 collections of business manuscripts dating back to the 15th century. Radcliffe’s Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has more than 2,500 manuscript collections. Harvard Law School’s historical holdings include 2,000 linear feet of legal manuscripts, some more than 800 years old.But it is fair to say that Houghton is the mother ship for Harvard’s literary collections. Its 20th century holdings alone include the papers of T.S. Eliot, Thomas Wolfe, E.E. Cummings, Robert Lowell, John Ashbery, and Leon Trotsky. From the century before come world-class collections from Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and all of the creative James progeny: Alice, Henry, and William.The point of such avid collection is scholarship. Houghton alone registers approximately 5,000 scholarly visits a year. In a hushed reading room, researchers — half of them Harvard faculty and students — pore over manuscripts, rare books, and letters that yield clues to literary creation.But before that can happen, a busy and expert hive of specialists goes to work on the raw material that needs cataloging. Houghton typifies the intricate, difficult, time-consuming effort of processing and conserving rare documents, books, and other artifacts. That process begins the moment material arrives (sometimes haphazardly) in cartons, and continues until it is archived and housed in acid-free boxes.“The refuse of my profession”Updike ’54 began depositing papers at Houghton in 1966, just seven years after his first book was published. He later wrote of “the library’s meticulous, humidified care” for what he called “the refuse of my profession.”That early “refuse” included James Thurber-like drawings, plays, proofs, and manuscripts, along with a paper written for a Harvard English class. It was about a former high school basketball player, and foreshadowed “Rabbit, Run,” the 1960 novel that catapulted Updike to fame. (He got an “A.”)The author delivered a carton or more of material every year, said Morris. Other writers have a harder time parting with anything, and even stop by Houghton to visit their own papers. “Their archives,” she said, “are an extension of themselves.”In their final visit to Updike’s house, Morris and an assistant retrieved the author’s Harvard Lampoon collection, some sketches he did in a postgraduate year at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, U.K., a box of recent correspondence, and all the multilanguage first editions of his books, which the meticulous Updike had neatly shelved in the order in which they appeared.Very large literary collections destined for Houghton — Gore Vidal’s, for example — go straight to the Harvard Depository, a 25-year-old facility in Southborough with the capacity to shelve 3 million linear feet of material. One room there is often used to stack and store literary papers while experts begin the intake process they call “accessioning.”But for the last of the Updike material, Morris and her assistant simply rented a Zipcar, drove to the author’s home, and spent the morning packing — but not before they had photographed the books as shelved.Each collection starts with a doorwayLarge or small, a literary collection first enters Houghton through a doorway across from Widener Library. In a copy room just inside, Morris and others make a rough estimate of what the collection includes. Boxes may then get moved a few feet to Morris’ offices. Lining a hallway there earlier this year, packed into archive-quality Paige boxes, was a trove of material from Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet dissident and physicist.Through a door on the other side of the copy room is the office of Melanie Wisner, Houghton’s accessioning archivist, an expert on the first overview of a new archive.“It’s order-making,” she said of the intake process, which includes writing a “box list,” entering it on a spreadsheet, and filing the collection in preliminary folders. Categories of order-making include correspondence, manuscripts, and materials related to research, biography, and photos. Wisner called the process an archive’s first “rough sort.” But Updike was so neat, she said, that “there was little to do.”Accessioning means making initial judgments about what material is fragile and requires technical conservation. It also means being an author’s advocate, by identifying material that might be very private.Privacy at Houghton is plentiful two floors below, in the sub-basement with its thousands of feet of shelving. Far back in the dark stacks — beyond the Theodore Roosevelt collection and the wide boxes of John James Audubon originals — shelves of Updike material await formal cataloging. Morris opens a box containing a complete set of the Harvard Lampoons from the year when Updike was editor (1953-54). Another box contains neat manuscript folders of his art reviews.Nearby, up one ramp, is a large, well-lit space. Tables there are lined with open cartons and manila folders from the Updike archive. Jennifer Lyons, Houghton’s manuscript and visual resources cataloger, is looking at manuscript pages from “Rabbit at Rest,” the final novel of Updike’s famed Rabbit Angstrom tetrology. Lying nearby is what seems like an unlikely addition to literary scholarship: an empty, 99-cent bag of Keystone Snacks corn chips.“He was a meticulous person in his research,” said Lyons, who started on the collection in July 2010. She pointed out other examples of the kind of studying Updike did to make his work shine with reality: reams of material about Toyota dealerships (the source of Rabbit’s prosperity), an outline of state license plates, and medical literature on heart disease (the cause of Rabbit’s death).Updike was deeply involved in every detail of his final literary products, said Lyons. As a young writer in 1959, he even offered to design the cover for “The Poorhouse Fair,” his first novel. (The publisher graciously declined.)The two-year task of cataloging the Updike material has been comparatively “fast and furious,” said Lyons. In the end, scholars will get a database of all the material related to his novels, poetry, essays, correspondence, and photographs. Archivists call this a “finding aid,” which lists folder-by-folder details. Such aids are not meant to be the granular details of everything, said Morris, but “a minimum level of description for a literary collection.” Discovery is up to researchers, she said, but synthesis is the responsibility of the archivists. They must be interested enough to do the work, but not fascinated enough to be stalled by every detail. Lyons said she might read more Updike one day, but for now “I go home and read something else.”Twelve shelves of Updike’s booksDown another Houghton corridor is an example of the end point of an archivist’s exhaustive processing: 12 shelves holding a selection of the 1,357 books that Morris retrieved from Updike’s personal library. (Others, largely foreign-language and later editions, are stored at the depository.)Some materials are housed in acid-free boxes, as part of what archivists call “end-processing,” the final step to assure that a literary artifact is protected, housed, bar-coded, and ready to hand over to a researcher. Other books have polypropylene jackets to protect fragile, first-edition covers. Still others are just coded and shelved, like the books Morris took off Updike’s writing desk. Those included his dictionary, two volumes on St. Paul (the subject of an unfinished book), and a book he had just reviewed, complete with annotations.Elsewhere on the shelf are two of Updike’s books from his undergraduate years, one Melville and one Shakespeare. Houghton has both the teaching copy of “King Lear” used by celebrated Harvard English Professor Harry Levin (1912-1994) and Updike’s student copy from the same class. Both books have extensive marginalia. For a scholar, that could prove a perfect storm. Through such parallel artifacts, said Morris, “You can see the intersection of lives.”On one shelf is Updike’s first-edition copy of “Rabbit, Run” (1960), an expurgated edition that he reworked for the British edition that allowed him to restore original passages about the euphoria and celebration of sex. Most of these additions and changes appear in Updike’s handwriting in the margins. Others are passages he typed and pasted onto relevant pages. Both provide a window onto the author’s creative process. “You can see what he’s adding back in,” said Morris.Back upstairs, near the door where the material arrives, is the room where the process is completed. It’s the spacious realm of curatorial assistant Vicki Denby, Houghton’s resident expert on end-processing. Hers is a world of acid-free folders and stacked flip-top Hollinger boxes, in which most literary papers are finally “housed,” the term that archivists use when precious papers are finally snug and safe. Like houses, the boxes have addresses — bar codes these days — that allow staffers to find requests, and record who made them.Looking up from one box, Denby said, “It’s a lot of work.” A ‘neat’ man Melanie Wisner, Houghton’s accessioning archivist, is an expert on the first overview of a new archive. Updike was so neat, said Wisner, “there was little to do.” RWE “He used his journals,” said Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts Leslie Morris, “as his quarry.” That’s Ralph Waldo Emerson, of course. ‘A lot of work’ Curatorial assistant Vicki Denby works near stacks of acid-free folders and flip-top Hollinger boxes, where most literary papers are finally “housed” — a term archivists use to express the snug safety of precious papers. “It’s a lot of work,” she said.last_img read more

10 traits bad leaders have

first_img 128SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: Details 1) Can’t lead themselvesLeaders are supposed to inspire others to perform well and help them achieve greater things. But if you aren’t always trying to better yourself, you can’t expect to get much out of those around you.2) No VisionLeaders are there to guide others to the easiest path to success, but you can’t do that if you don’t know how to get there in the first place.3) Push overWhile it is never a good idea to shutdown every idea brought forward to you by your team, accepting everything can be just as bad. If everything they are bringing to you is better than what you bring to the table, perhaps they should lead.4) Poor judge of characterWhen bringing new people on there are a lot of factors. Don’t judge a book by its cover, and remember someone’s potential may outweigh their experience. But remember that regardless of experience or potential, if they are a threat to the team culture, hard pass every time.5) Think they know everythingKnow-it-alls run into a number of problems. Never improving themselves, having trouble seeing the potential in anyone else’s input, and a bloated ego are just a few of the issues. Swallow your pride, you aren’t always the smartest in the room.6) Failure to communicateYou have to listen to your team to know where they are at, and likewise let them know what you are thinking at all times. Have plans in place to make sure your responses are easy to understand as well.7) Fear of changeGet rid of overly conservative notions. If you don’t take risks now and again, you’ll never know what an opportunity could have led to.8) Lack of empathyRuling with an iron fist gets you nowhere. You have to learn the problems your team faces and do anything in your power to help them avoid them.9) One size fits allEveryone is different and when it comes to leading a team of people you may find the cookie cutter approach doesn’t work for everyone. Be flexible and adapt.10) Accountability issuesProblems arise. But at the end of the day you are solely responsible for letting your team know you understand and helping them move forward.last_img read more

Smart tourism as a guiding thread for the success of Croatian tourism

first_imgThe participants pointed out that the public is not sufficiently aware of the importance of cooperation and that they believe that the responsibility for the development of smart community management is primarily the responsibility of tourist boards, and then other stakeholders.  The panel discussion brought together about two hundred participants, mostly key representatives of leading tourism companies, institutions and potential SMART destinations, who worked together to answer the question. “What will tourism be like in Croatia after the crown?”.  I am glad to see today that Croatian tourism is on a great track to become “smart”, but we are also convinced that Croatia needs to work further on a legislative framework that will support the goals of various strategic frameworks that are to some extent good. developed. It is also necessary to further encourage interdisciplinary cooperation and develop participatory platforms that include a wide range of levels of management and stakeholders in tourism management and strategic development thinking. ” pointed out the director of the tourism sector from the partner company in the organization of this event, Jadranka Gojtanić “Tourism in Croatia is expecting key years of development and I believe that they will be marked by activities related to smart tourism and the SMARTMED project in which Croatia, through the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, has a leading role among nine Mediterranean countries.. “, said the state secretary at the ministry of tourism and sports Tonči Glavina he added: “Today’s four panel discussions of domestic experts in tourism on the topics of smart tourism, ie sustainability, cooperation and participation, human capital and business environment, and technology and IT reminded us of some great “smart” projects that have been implemented in Croatia for a long time. encourage reflection on innovative tourism models and the potential of the pilot project in Croatia and the possibilities of international cooperation with Mediterranean countries. I am glad that projects such as the digitalization of Croatian tourism, the award-winning eVisitor check-in and check-out system, the and entercroatia portals, which aim to introduce visitors to current events in our country, the Safe Tourist Season project and many others by the Ministry of Tourism and sports launched independently or in collaboration with partners and the community and others that we strongly support, recognized and members of this initiative and highlighted as excellent examples of sustainability in the research conducted.” In the panel Human Capital and Business Environment, the emphasis is placed on the necessity of encouraging and developing creative entrepreneurship, encouraging year-round employment and continuous development of competencies of actors in tourism in accordance with market changes. Through the conversation of the participants, it was pointed out that the Croatian islands, with an emphasis on Krk and Cres, turned to sustainability and previously prescribed strategies at the level of Croatia and Europe, presented projects by which Dubrovnik fights against over- tourism,  storytelling as a key element of sustainability and heritage preservation in Croatia and how currently accessibility in tourism, social and inclusive tourism is a marginally addressed topic that has much room for development. As a basic key to sustainable tourism, the emphasis is on cooperation, which was also the topic of the second panel of this event.   The panel dedicated to cooperation and participation highlighted the necessary greater connection between the field and decision makers, as exemplified by the Island Movement, which used technology to connect islands and emphasized the importance of the local community in tourism management. The Municipality of Svetvinčenat is an excellent example of this. The direction in which Croatia is going is answered in four panels in which it was pointed out that Croatia is at the forefront of sustainability and that for the development of smart tourism it is necessary to encourage the private sector and promote the cooperation of the population through the cooperation of the four pillars of smart tourism.  Smart tourism should primarily foster an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and participatory approach to governance and develop destinations that are inclusive and resilient, whose local communities live better lives and promote their heritage, and where tourists and visitors preserve the environment together with the population.  Through the panel discussion, the goal was to identify key areas in which it is necessary to invest for the development of smart tourism in Croatia. The discussion with panelists and the audience showed that in Croatia there is great interest in new models of tourism development and integration of new technologies in the form of innovative products, destination resilience, inclusive tourism, etc. and the direction of further tourism development from the point of view of key Croatian tourism stakeholders. Croatian tourism is at the forefront of sustainability, and the emphasis must be on strategic consideration of development and interdisciplinary cooperation of stakeholders in tourism was one of the conclusions of the all-day online panel discussion “Challenges and opportunities for smart tourism development in Croatia” organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. consulting Apsolon. The first panel on sustainability in tourism pointed out that sustainability is a complex topic that, in addition to the first environmental protection, contains a much wider range of topics that need to more clearly define guidelines, further educate local tourism actors on what to do and introduce technologies to ultimately the development of sustainability would encourage the private sector and stronger cooperation of the population. Panelists at the Technology and IT Panel led a discussion on the benefits of technologies for tourism, the role of strategies in fostering innovation while emphasizing that strategies come in a relatively short period of time.last_img read more

Speedskater Morrison looking for better result this weekend in Norway

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Speedskater Denny Morrison is looking for a better result this weekend in Stavanger, Norway for the second ISU World Cup of the season.Last week in Heerenveen, Netherlands Morrison finished nineteenth in the 1000 metre event with a time of 1:10:72 and tenth place in the 1500 metre race with a time of 1:47:64. His Canadian Pursuit Team placed fourth with a time of 3:48:43.He will be participating in the same three events starting on Friday with the 1000 metre race and the 1500 metre race on Sunday.- Advertisement -Morrison is aiming to qualify for the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Any athlete who wins a medal in an individual race at one of four World Cup events this fall or finishes in the top five in points will qualify to represent Canada in that event. If Morrison makes the team, it will be the fourth time he will compete at the Olympics Winter Games.last_img read more