With the kind permission of Commodore Mark Slawson (Commandant of the Defence College of Electro-Mechanical Engineering), officers of the Training Management (TM) Specialisation held their annual Conference and Dinner at HMS SULTAN on 8 March 2012. The Conference was opened by Commodore Slawson, while Commodore Tim Lowe (Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training) delivered the keynote address. Sponsorship for the event was provided by BAE Systems and by the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity (RNRMC).The Conference was followed by a Mess Dinner at which Rear Admiral Simon Lister (Chief Naval Engineer Officer) was the Guest of Honour. Other Honoured guests were Rear Admiral Rymer, Commodore Slawson and representatives of BAE Systems and of the RNRMC.Serving TM officers were joined at the dinner by a number of their retired colleagues who had served either as Instructor Officers or as TMs and who were members of the Training Management and Instructor Officers’ Association (TMIOA – tmioa.co.uk).Captain Phil Burrell, Head of the TM Specialisation, said that: ‘I believe that it is important to make time to gather periodically in order to be able to be briefed on topical issues affecting the specialisation and to discuss and share ideas on developments and thinking in the areas of training, education and lifelong learning’.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 02, 2012; Image: royalnavy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS SULTAN Hosts Training Managment Conference Training & Education View post tag: conference View post tag: Sultan View post tag: hosts View post tag: Managment View post tag: News by topic UK: HMS SULTAN Hosts Training Managment Conference View post tag: HMS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Training View post tag: Naval April 2, 2012 Share this article
After nearly 22 years, operating as Indiana’s first riverboat casino, Tropicana Evansville is scheduled to cut the ribbon on their new land-based casino and entertainment facility on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 10AM CST.The new 75,000 square-foot entertainment complex, located between the Tropicana Evansville and Le Merigot Hotels, contains a sweeping single-level casino floor, two restaurants and an entertainment lounge.The 24-hour casino features 45,000 square feet of gaming space featuring 1,175 slot machines, over 30 table games, Poker Room and a High Limit Room.The TAP HOUSE Restaurant & Bar features an impressive 36 tap handles pouring a rotating selection of seasonal beers, half dedicated to Indiana and Tri-State regional favorites.The 24-hour Deli serves New York-style fare around the clock featuring Boar’s Head® meats and cheeses, Nathan’s® all beef hot dogs, Maxwell Street polish sausage and more.421 is Tropicana Evansville’s new sleek and contemporary entertainment lounge showcasing music videos, nightly live entertainment and the best DJs in the business.For event and entertainment information, visit www.TropEvansville.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Aslam Sheikh behind the counter of his store on Asbury Avenue. By Tim Kelly You don’t mess around with “The Sheik.”A suspect in an attempted robbery found that out the hard way recently, when he strolled into the Ocean City Variety Store on Asbury Avenue and demanded money from store owner M. Aslam Sheikh.“This is Ocean City,” said Sheikh, known as “the Sheik” to many of his friends and customers. “You don’t do something like that here. When he came in and asked me to put all the money in a bag, at first I thought he was joking. I looked at him and said ‘What did you say to me?’”When the would-be robber repeated the demand, there was no hesitation by Sheikh, who resides in town with his wife Georgeann and his extended family.“It took me about one hundredth of a second to realize he wasn’t joking, and to grab my baseball bat and run around toward him from behind the counter. He took off running like a bullet,” Sheikh said.The incident, which Ocean City Police disclosed August 11 along with a press release and a sketch of the suspect, took place at 7:43 p.m. on July 29.Police described the suspect as a white man in his early 20s, between 5’10” and 6 feet tall with a medium fit build, brown eyes, dark hair and light complexion. He was wearing a hoodie with a bandana over part of his face and he kept his hands inside the front pouch of the sweatshirt, police said in the release.“He left the store and ran down Asbury Avenue, (headed) south,” said Sheikh, who said he pursued the man for a few steps and then stopped. At that point Sheikh said he realized the rest should be left up to police. He then returned to his store and dialed 911. Police arrived almost instantly, Sheikh said. But there was no sign of the suspect.“I feel strongly that you don’t do that kind of thing,” said Sheikh, a U.S. citizen who was born in Pakistan. “I keep the bat just in case. It’s just a regular wooden baseball bat. I tried to look at his face with the hoodie and (the suspect) looked like he was messed up on drugs or something.”Sheikh has operated the store since 2010 and also buys and sells real estate. The store sells soft drinks and snacks, sunscreen and suntan lotion, cigarettes, and a variety of electronics accessories, among other items. “A lot of the visitors come to Ocean City and they forget their phone charger and I have a wide variety of those,” he said. “I also have a lot of popular I-Phone accessories and sell a lot of those.”Sheikh said he works hard and does not appreciate anyone trying to take something that does not belong to them. “I am a nice guy but I am also a stubborn guy,” he said. “I respect anybody and everybody and you can’t just come in here and do something like that.”When asked if he was fearful during the incident, Sheikh said “No, no, no, no! No fear. If he had showed me a gun (it might have been different) but I thought ‘you don’t come in here and try something like that. There is no such thing in Ocean City. Everybody knows everybody else and people try to help each other. I’m not so sure that I am brave.”Download (PDF, 916KB)In the press release, Ocean City Police asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call OCPD at 609-399-9111.“The best thing is nobody was hurt,” Sheikh said.
Jam Cruise is the gift that keeps on giving!While our favorite musical-adventure-at-sea is only a few days long, the amount of music packed on board can last an entire year (and create memories for a lifetime). This past sailing, Jam Cruise was honored to have the incredible super-group Joe Russo’s Almost Dead as a headliner, and they certainly did not disappoint! Check out the group performing the classic Grateful Dead combo of “Help On The Way” -> “Slipknot” from their Pantheon Theater set from this year’s Jam Cruise 14 and try not to get all the feels.
No one wants to spend more time on finding solutions for whatever problems or challenges come their way, and at Dell, we are no exception. We created the Dell Quick Resource Locator (QRL) to help our customers find answers quickly, and we just gave it a major overhaul.You might already know what QRL is, but if you don’t – it is a tool for all those enterprise DIYers out there that hosts a select list of videos and documents to show you how to setup, service, or upgrade your systems. You can find bunch of other various bits of info that we believe you will find immediately useful, such as product diagrams, support matrixes, product overviews.Also, this handy tool just got a makeover. We’ve redone the UI to make it easier to navigate, made searching easier, added some personal customizations options, and a favorite page to track the systems, videos, documents, and service tags you need on a regular basis.First, the main page is now your page, so put your face and name on it! When you view a system, video, document, or enter a service tag, you can now save that as a favorite, where it shows up on your home page.Also, the search now covers all products, videos, documents, and can even look up your service tag so that you can see your warranty status and original factory configuration.Additionally, we’re working on further improving QRL in the coming months to save you time when you need answers, or just some information about your Dell EMC enterprise systems. So try out the new Quick Resource Locator on your iOS or Android phone, and check back here to see future announcements about features and additions as we bring them to you.
Georgia 4-H and FFA members exhibited 310 entries at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity show that was held July 9-11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.Prior to the event, the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter provided extensive protocols and guidelines that followed recommendations from the governor’s executive orders, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health to ensure a safe environment for Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA members to compete. Eligible Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA members participated in showmanship, steer and heifer classes. The heifer show was structured so that registered heifers were shown by breed and commercial heifers were divided into classes by weight. The market beef show included both a market heifer and prospect steer show.“The Georgia Junior Beef Futurity basically kicks off the beef cattle show year,” said Heather Shultz, 4-H livestock specialist for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. “This long-standing, traditional event looked a little different this year, but we are so thankful for the opportunity to offer this show for Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA members.” During the competition, youth were judged on their ability to effectively showcase their animal given the animal’s breed, age and weight. Winners were awarded ribbons, special awards and premiums for their accomplishments during the show. In addition to those awards, 12th grade participants had the opportunity to compete for scholarships to assist in furthering their education upon graduation.Showmanship champions are:12th grade showmanship — Madyson McDaniel, Jackson FFA11th grade showmanship — Savannah Page, Jackson FFA10th grade showmanship — Maddie Dean, Crisp County 4-H9th grade showmanship — Trey Chafin, Hart Middle FFA8th grade showmanship — Maelee Dean, Crisp County 4-H7th grade showmanship — Cason Gentry, Mossy Creek FFA6th grade showmanship — Clay Lawrence, Jackson Trail FFA5th grade showmanship — Madison McDonald, Houston County 4-H4th grade showmanship — Iverson Powell, Colquitt County 4-HMarket beef champions are:Overall champion market animal — Bella Chandler, East Jackson FFAReserve champion market animal — Luke Mobley, Colquitt FFAThird high overall market animal — Luke Lynn, Winder Barrow FFAFourth high overall market animal — Peyton Gwines, Worth FFAFifth high overall market animal — Logan Bennett, Colquitt FFABreeding heifer champions are:Overall champion heifer — Madyson McDaniel, Jackson FFAReserve champion heifer — Savannah Page, Jackson FFAThird high overall heifer — Trace Lamberth, Mitchell County 4-HFourth high overall heifer — John Haven Stalvey, Berrien FFAFifth high overall heifer — Trace Lamberth, Mitchell County 4-HThis livestock showcase event allows youth to develop individual self-motivation, self-esteem and responsibility by raising, caring for and showcasing beef cattle. Further, youth were able to exercise their knowledge of best agricultural practices. While developing these individual skills, youth were also able to cultivate a knowledge and respect for agriculture and its importance in their local community and state.Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org or contact your local Extension office by visiting extension.uga.edu/county-offices.
With just a few months left until the end of the year, it’s time to squeeze in some last-minute retirement savings, revisit financial goals from the beginning of the year and update your insurance accounts, among other tasks. U.S. News reached out to financial planners about the action steps you should take now to make sure your money is in tiptop shape for the new year. Here are their suggestions:1. Squeeze in more retirement savings. When it comes to maxing out your 401(k), you still have time to increase your savings rate into your employer-sponsored retirement accounts before the end of the year. For 2015, those under age 50 can contribute up to the maximum of $18,000, which is an increase of $500 over last year. For those age 50 and over, the maximum is an additional $6,000. Mary Beth Storjohann, certified financial planner in the San Diego area and founder of Workable Wealth, recommends checking your account to see how close you are to the maximum and to increase contributions accordingly. Another option, she says, is to contribute to a Roth IRA, which has a maximum of $5,500 for the year (and an extra $1,000 for those age 50 and over). “If you can’t do the maximum, work to put as much as you can away,” she says.2. Don’t forget to check your accounts. Daniel Wrenne, a certified financial planner and founder of Wrenne Financial Planning in Lexington, Kentucky, says people often forget to check in on their retirement accounts, which are often housed in separate financial institutions than checking and savings accounts used for daily expenses. He points out that you might even need to pull out a calculator to make sure you’re hitting your maximum contribution limits. “You’d think there’d be a box to check that says, ‘Max it out,’ but it requires a little bit of planning,” he says. Another risk is maxing out too early in the year, which in some cases can mean earning less of your company’s matching plan. He recommends a slow and steady approach, contributing the same percentage from each paycheck throughout the year. continue reading » 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Pat Jury, CUNA Board chairman and Iowa Credit Union League president/CEO, recently shared insights on the credit union movement, advocacy, and leadership with Credit Union Magazine.CU Mag: How big of an asset is your relationship with CUNA president/CEO Jim Nussle as you work to advance the CU movement?Jury: I met Jim Nussle in the mid-1980s when he was running for Congress, and over the past 30 years we’ve had many opportunities to work together.The relationship has benefited by our knowing one another and, probably more so, by our shared life experiences. We share the same home state, we’re the same age, and we both attended Drake University.We come from a culture that values hard work, honesty, and transparency. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The evolution of the workforce and society over the next decade provides a “vein of optimism” for credit unions, says Filene Research Institute CEO Mark Meyer, citing his organization’s findings.As government and businesses increasingly struggle to meet the financial needs of consumers—including many who will be swept into the “gig economy” by technological advances and automation—the need for self-help solutions will grow. The cooperative finance model is well-suited to serving that audience.“There will be a great need for creative financial services solutions to meet that dynamic of what’s going to transpire in the employment pool,” Meyer says. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Despite the cut-off gas supply, state-owned gas company PGN said the 5,800 households “have not been affected yet” as the company had mobilized its compressed natural gas (CNG) reserves from neighboring East Java to power homes in the meantime.PGN said it channeled gas from the Gundih plant to 4,000 homes in Blora and 1,800 homes in Semarang, Central Java. Each customer in the former category consumed, on average, 1,300 cubic meters of gas per day, while those in the latter category used an average of 300 cu m daily. The gas is mostly used for cooking.“Stoves are still on as there is still piped gas supply,” said PGN corporate secretary Rachmat Hutama on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Tambak Lorok power plant’s operator, state-owned electricity company PLN, said the region’s electricity supply was “very safe” because regional peak electricity consumption had fallen 11.2 percent over the past two weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions.“So even if Tambak Lorok is non-operational, the system is safe because our supplies are very safe,” said PLN Java, Madura and Bali business director Haryanto.The electricity company also has a CNG reserve supply on standby that “will only be used, if needed, until Pertamina’s supply returns,” he added.The Tambak Lorok plant has a power production capacity of 450MW from two blocks that can collectively consume up to 50 billion British thermal unit (BBtu) of gas per day. The third block, slated to begin operations in April, will have a capacity of 780MW and consume 90 BBtu of gas each day. Topics : The shutdown of the Gundih facility, which produces 50 million metric standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd), has cut the gas supply to 5,800 homes within the region and to the 450 megawatt (MW) Tambak Lorok combined-cycle power plant (PLTGU).The gas well was shut down on April 9 shortly after the thermal oxidizer burst into a column of fire at around 9:30 a.m. that day. Pertamina EP, a subsidiary of state-owned energy company Pertamina, extinguished the fire by 10:45 a.m. with no reported casualties.Pertamina EP’s general manager for the facility, Agus Amperianto, said on April 10 that the Central Java Police had already investigated the incident but SKK Migas and the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry would conduct a more technical investigation into how the fire started.“Once the official investigation results from the Energy Ministry and SKK Migas are out, we will inform stakeholders,” he said. The Gundih gas processing facility in Blora, Central Java is expected to resume operations by Sunday after being shut down last week following a fire cut gas supplies to thousands of homes and a power plant in the province.The Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Task Force (SKK Migas) dispatched on Tuesday a team to investigate the cause of the fire. At the same time, the plant’s operator, oil and gas producer Pertamina EP, is working to repair the facility’s burned thermal oxidizer that functions as a gas emissions reduction device.“Hopefully, we can resume normal operations by this week,” said SKK Migas regional head Nur Wahidi in a statement on April 14, “A recovery would allow us to restore the fulfillment of energy needs.”