Russian Navy’s Interfleet Task Force Practices Joint Maneuvering in Formation

first_img View post tag: Joint View post tag: Interfleet Training & Education View post tag: Naval Russian Navy’s Interfleet Task Force Practices Joint Maneuvering in Formation View post tag: formation Being deployed in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Navy’s 5-ship interfleet task force started practicing of joint maneuvering in formation, reports…(rusnavy)[mappress]Russian Navy, August 6, 2012; Image: valka Share this article View post tag: Task View post tag: Force View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy August 6, 2012 View post tag: Maneuvering View post tag: practices Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy’s Interfleet Task Force Practices Joint Maneuvering in Formation View post tag: Russianlast_img read more

St. Joseph County launches COVID-19 vaccination clinic

first_img Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews St. Joseph County launches COVID-19 vaccination clinic By Jon Zimney – January 9, 2021 0 773 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Healtth) Registration is now open for eligible recipients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic operated by the St. Joseph County Department of Health.The vaccine is currently available to individuals age 80 and older, as well as to licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact.A photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.Due to limited vaccine supply, vaccine is available by appointment ONLY to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health. The full list of eligibility is posted at https://ourshot.in.gov, and appointments can be scheduled at that website beginning Friday, Jan. 8.Once at the site, click on “find vaccination site” to begin to schedule an appointment. Vaccination is free to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee.Individuals should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. If someone does not have access to the internet, they can reach out to 2-1-1 for assistance. Be advised due to high call volume, the wait for 2-1-1- may be long.Two vaccines, developed by Pfizer and Moderna, are currently available. Each requires two doses administered at least 21 days apart for the Pfizer vaccine and 28 days apart for the Moderna vaccine.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after the second vaccination.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccines under an Emergency Use Authorization, meaning the vaccines must be proven safe and effective in the same way that all medications and devices must be. The vaccines have been found in trials to be 94 percent to 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections in those who are vaccinated. Side effects are temporary and are generally mild, including fatigue, headache and sometimes fever.People who have been vaccinated may still be able to infect others, so even those who are vaccinated must continue wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and quarantining if they are a close contact of a known positive case.For more information on COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Indiana State Department of Health at www.coronavirus.in.gov and the St. Joseph County Department of Health at www.sjcindiana.com/health. Twitter Google+ Previous articleBerrien County health leaders ask for patience regarding COVID-19 vaccine distributionNext articleDowagiac police make arrests in suspected homicide at Hillcrest Apartments Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebooklast_img read more

News story: South Sudan peace talks: Troika statement

first_img The members of the Troika (the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway) support the engagement of the region in the recent Khartoum-based negotiations on outstanding governance and security issues. We acknowledge the role of Sudan in hosting these negotiations. Considerable challenges lie ahead, and we are concerned that the arrangements agreed to date are not realistic or sustainable. Given their past leadership failures, South Sudanese leaders will need to behave differently and demonstrate commitment to peace and good governance. Above all, we support the people of South Sudan’s aspirations to lead lives unburdened by fear, and to experience peace, pluralism, and prosperity. We remain steadfast that the best hope for sustainable peace is a process inclusive of ordinary men and women, civil society, religious leaders, ethnic minorities, and other excluded groups. We urge mediators to ensure the open and free participation of these groups and other participants in the negotiations, to ensure their interests are fully protected. Moreover, the process should culminate in free, fair, and credible elections, and allow for a peaceful transition in leadership in the most expeditious and responsible manner. During the next stage of the talks, parties must bring in a wider range of stakeholders, and develop clear plans for the transition period, including how resources will be used in a transparent and accountable way for the benefit of all South Sudanese. Critical questions remain, such as how security will be provided in Juba during the transition period and how meaningful checks will be placed on executive power. We call on the parties to develop clear and realistic governance and security timelines and plans for the transition period; and on the Intergovernmental Authority on Development member states and the African Union (AU) to continue and intensify their involvement in the implementation phase of any agreement. We note that there has been some reduction in fighting, the most serious confidence-building measure of all. Sustained peace is a necessary condition for the legitimacy of a transitional arrangement. In furtherance of this, we call on our regional partners to uphold the United Nations Security Council arms embargo, and on their financial institutions to ensure that the proceeds from corrupt and war-making activities do not flow through their jurisdictions. We now expect to see a change in the situation on the ground, beginning with a further significant reduction in violence, and all parties taking measures to allow full humanitarian access. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected] UK, US and Norway statement on the South Sudan peace process: Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebookcenter_img Media enquiries For journalists Further informationlast_img read more

A celebration of excellence

first_imgHarvard’s first official Commencement act of 2011 unfolded outside Harvard Hall today (May 24) when a select group of seniors in black caps and gowns gathered for a fife-and-drum procession to Sanders Theatre for the annual Phi Beta Kappa ceremony.“I feel very honored,” said senior Fernando Racimo. The organismic and evolutionary biology concentrator, who is headed to Germany after graduation to study Neanderthal DNA, said he won entrance to the academic honor society through hard work. “I was definitely busier than I have ever been.”Induction into Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, the Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, requires a “record of outstanding scholarly achievement, showing both depth of study and breadth of intellectual interest.”At Harvard, 24 juniors are elected to Phi Beta Kappa in the spring, and 48 seniors in the fall, with another group of seniors elected in the weeks prior to Commencement. Membership cannot exceed 10 percent of the graduating class.Held annually on the Tuesday of Commencement week, the society’s Literary Exercises have been a regular Harvard ritual since the 18th century. The first exercises took place at Holden Chapel in 1782, but have been held at Sanders since 1876. The program centers on two presentations, by a poet and an orator invited by the chapter.This year, orator Joyce Carol Oates, Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, delivered an oration titled “Inspiration.” Poet Henri Cole, professor of English at Ohio State University, read his work “Swimming Hole, Buck Creek, Springfield, Ohio.”The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum provided music for the event including the Commencement hymn “Fair Harvard” by Samuel Gilman.The author of seven poetry collections, Cole employs a range of emotion in his work. He said his poem for the ceremony, what he described as one long sentence, “flashes back to remembered terrain from adolescence.”“In the poem there are some young swimmers referred to as ‘blossoming buds,’ and it occurred to me that is what all of you graduates are,” said Cole, adding that everyone is “striving toward being, like you. It’s a process that must never cease.”A prolific and multitalented writer, Oates has mastered many genres. She is known for her psychological realism, gothic, and suspense novels, as well as family sagas. With more than 50 novels to her credit, she is also a playwright and essayist and has written many volumes of short stories, works of young adult fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.Kicking off the events of Commencement Week, the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises in Sanders Theatre included College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds (from left), William Clark, poet Henri Cole, Dudley Herschbach, Lawrence Buell, and Dorothy Austin.In 1969 her novel “them” received the National Book Award.Inspiration can take many forms, an “image, phrase, emotion,” said Oates. Calling to mind past literary greats, she spoke of Herman Melville’s attraction to the “power of blackness” in his contemporary Nathaniel Hawthorne, which had an “immediate and profound” influence on Melville’s masterpiece, “Moby Dick.”For Melville, she said, Hawthorne was like “a great comet sailing into your orbit that changes your life completely.”The idea for author Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” came to her as a sort of dream, one that “possessed” her, said Oates, while the city of Dublin was the driving force behind the works of Irish author James Joyce.Oates also invoked the visual arts as inspiration. To the early surrealists, she said, the world was “a vast forest of signs to be interpreted by the individual artists.”“There is to me something thrilling about the surrealist adventure. Moving out into the world to discover what awaits us … from this perspective, inspiration is anywhere and at any time … we have only to go out and to see.”The ceremony also included the Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching awards. This year’s recipients were David Ager, lecturer on sociology; William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development; and Dudley Herschbach, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science Emeritus.last_img read more

Bolivia and Brazil Discuss Fight against Drug Trafficking in La Paz

first_img Bolivia and Brazil discussed joint programs against drug trafficking on 28 and 29 March in La Paz, the Bolivian Vice Ministry of Social Defense, the chief political office directing drug interdiction, announced. “Interior Minister Sacha Llorenti and Brazilian Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo met to discuss an agenda regarding the fight against drugs,” the communications office of the Vice Ministry of Social Defense affirmed to AFP. According to the public schedule, two technical and political commissions worked in La Paz toward the signing of agreements against narcotics trafficking, while the two ministers inspected coca eradication programs in El Chapare (in central Bolivia) on 29 March. In the town of Chimoré, Llorenti and Cardozo also observed a demonstration of unmanned aircraft, which Brazil will provide, and radar control systems, for the purpose of combatting drug mafias. According to the UN, Bolivia has 30,900 hectares of coca, of which only 12,000 are legal (this production is for chewing, infusion, and Andean religion rites). Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota indicated on a visit to La Paz last weekend that his country intends to support Bolivia (the world’s third-largest producer of cocaine after Peru and Colombia) in the fight against drug trafficking. A significant portion of the drugs Bolivia manufactures end up in Brazil, according to the Bolivian government. Brazil and Bolivia share a border 3,100 km long. Many border towns are centers of a free-flowing drug trade and the smuggling of weapons and stolen cars. By Dialogo March 30, 2011last_img read more

Seller shouts buyer dinner after Bardon auction

first_imgThe pool was one of the house’s many drawcards.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The house at 34 Coopers Camp Rd, Bardon, sold at auction for $1,240,000.The seller of this Bardon home was so pleased with the outcome that she invited the buyer to dinner.The house at 34 Coopers Camp Rd went to auction on February 23 and one bidder was all it took to get the sale of the property underway. The seller took the buyer out for dinner after the auction.Ms O’Dea said the seller took the buyer out for dinner that night, something the agent had never seen before.“In my 15 years of selling at auction, I don’t think I’ve had anyone selling at auction and then inviting the buyer to come and have dinner,” she said.“Everyone was clapping and it was a sensational outcome.” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The auctioneer entered bids on behalf of the vendor, until the house sold under the hammer for $1,240,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoRay White Paddington agent Judi O’Dea said the sale of the tri-level, five-bedroom home was a “lovely outcome”. The two-level house sold at auction.“The woman (seller) was the builder (and) lived in a caravan at the back of the property while she directed the building of the site,” Ms O’Dea said.“The woman and her family are moving to Vietnam, and her husband and family were already there and she’s been here holding the fort on her own.” There is an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area.last_img read more

Gender Ideology Harms Children

first_imgAmerican College of Pediatricians January 2017The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of male and female, respectively – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sex development (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs (also referred to as “intersex”) do not constitute a third sex.12. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.2,3,43. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V).5 The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.2,4,54. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty- blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.65. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.56. Pre-pubertal children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. This combination leads to permanent sterility. These children will never be able to conceive any genetically related children even via artificial reproductive technology. In addition, cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.7,8,9,10,117. Rates of suicide are nearly twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries.12 What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.https://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-childrenlast_img read more

Real Madrid players stunned by Messi exit push

first_img Promoted ContentWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With read also:Omeruo scores in Leganes’ victory against Eibar Such has been Messi’s long reign at the Nou Camp, not a single player from the current Madrid team have played in a Clasico without Messi being around. Even club captain Sergio Ramos, who joined Madrid some 15 years ago, has still encountered a club containing Messi every time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Real Madrid players are stunned by Lionel Messi’s push to leave Barcelona. Messi sent shockwaves throughout football on Tuesday after informing Spanish giants Barcelona, via fax, that he wants to leave the club on a free transfer this summer. ESPN says sources from within the club have revealed that the group chat used by players has been continuously whirring ever since Messi dropped the bombshell. The Madrid senior ranks are reportedly ‘incredulous’ at the news, and are struggling to comprehend the possibility of facing Barca in the famous Clasico showdown without their talisman.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chateau’s Border War special pays $1,000 to IMCA Stock Car winner

first_imgLANSING, Minn. (Sept. 9) – The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner at Chateau Raceway’s Border War spe­cial earns $1,000 for their Friday, Sept. 13 efforts. A minimum of $75 will be paid to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.Entry fee for the draw/redraw show is $25 and pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. More information is available by calling 507 433-4578 or 507 391-2486. Originally called the Spring Challenge, the event was postponed multiple times because of inclem­ent weather and ultimately rescheduled on the September date.last_img read more

National and track champions in three IMCA divisions earn Bassett Racing Wheel awards

first_imgBURLINGTON, Wis. – The accomplishments of national and track champions in three IMCA divisions will be recognized with contingency awards again this season by Bassett Racing Wheel.Top drivers in national standings for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods all receive a set of four wheels from the Burlington, Wis., manufacturer.Track champions in the same divisions receive $60 product certificates, good toward the pur­chase of four wheels.All awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.In its 23rd season as an IMCA sponsor, Bassett also returns to national decal programs for Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods. Drivers in both divisions must display two Bas­sett decals on their race car to become eligible for point fund shares.“Only five sponsors have a longer tenure with IMCA than Bassett and it is a testament to their dedication to the IMCA market,” observed Kevin Yoder, marketing director for the sanctioning body. “We’ve seen a lot of changes during that time but their support has been a consistent spoke in our wheel for almost a quarter century.”Information about Bassett-made wheels is available at the www.bassettwheel.com web­site or by calling 888 888-7199.last_img read more