USA: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Hosts Visit from MCPON

first_imgNaval Hospital Camp Pendleton hosted a visit from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens Dec. 13.Hundreds of enlisted Sailors from area Navy and Marine Corps commands came to hear the MCPON at an all hands call for E-1 through E-6 and a Chief Petty Officers call.MCPON talked about current issues that the Navy is facing. He relayed that the chief of naval operations has said there will not be another Enlisted Retention Board program under his watch.He also explained that the Perform to Serve program is not a reenlistment tool to be used for force shaping. Rather it is a tool to ensure the Navy keeps the best and most capable force.He told the crowd that the Navy is no longer in a force reduction. There will actually be a gradual incline over the next few years from the current 317,587 Sailors to approximately 322,000.Also, the Navy Working Uniform is not going away any time soon. In fact, an ALNAV message and video are coming out soon to explain all regulations about the proper wear of the uniform.Finally, MCPON stressed his new initiative called “Zeroing In On Excellence” and asked everyone to read it on his webpage under the leadership tab on“I wrote a four part letter primarily to the chief’s mess but it is also intended for all of us,” Stevens said. The initiative which was released Nov. 6, covers three areas; developing leaders, good order and discipline, and controlling what we own.While here, he focused on only one of the areas: developing leaders. “I believe that no organization can rise above the capabilities of its leadership. No matter what level of leadership you are at, the people that you are responsible for will never become better leaders unless you increase your ability to lead,” Stevens said. “Each of us has a responsibility to develop and increase our capacity to lead so that those that we lead also have the same opportunities.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 18, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: MCPON View post tag: Navy December 18, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Hosts Visit from MCPON View post tag: Pendleton View post tag: from Authorities USA: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Hosts Visit from MCPONcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Visit View post tag: Naval View post tag: Hospital View post tag: hosts View post tag: Camp Share this articlelast_img read more

Phish’s Curveball Festival Announces Wiffle Ball Free-For-All, Cornhole Tournament

first_imgFor those interested in signing up for the Cornhole tournament, stop by the tent between noon and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, 11:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, and noon and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday to register. That is all the available information for now.Phish encourages fans to sign up for the Wiffle Ball Free-For-All ASAP, as there is extremely limited space for the competition. Fans should pre-register by sending their names to [email protected] Phish also encourages fans to stop at the Wiffle tent no later than noon on Friday, as they will be scheduling matchups on a first-come-first-served basis: the earlier you arrive, the earlier your first game will be played.Phish details that teams may consist of one to five players, with a pre-determined strike zone. Any combination of two missed swings, called strikes and/or foul balls is a strikeout, four balls equal a walk, and hit batters do not take a base. Each game in the Wiffle Ball Free-For-All will consist of three outs per inning, four innings per game.There will be no base running, and all runners are imaginary. A single is recorded when a batted ball passes the ‘singles line’ without being fielded. A double is recorded when a batted ball lands (in the air) beyond the ‘doubles line’. A batted ball that strikes the fence before hitting the ground is a triple and any batted ball that lands beyond the fence is a home run. Runners advance as the batter does, except on a walk when they need to be forced. (Example: if there is a man on first and the batter hits a double, the runner advances to third. If the next batter walks, the bases are loaded, the runners on second and third do not advance.)To record a groundout, the ball must be fielded within one step in front of the singles line, once the ball is touched by the fielder it must not hit the ground again to be considered an out. Flyouts can be recorded anywhere on the field in fair or foul territory. A fielder catching a fly ball in the air may make an attempt to throw the ball and hit the object strike zone for a double play. Runners do not have to be on base and no runners are erased if the double play is successful.Only the official WIFFLE® brand balls and bats provided at the event may be used. No taping or loading of bats, no scuffing or deforming of balls. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs may be used or consumed on the field of play.Read Phish’s official statement on the event below:At Curveball, games will be played each day from Friday through Sunday and don’t worry, we won’t schedule games that conflict with the music. Pre-registration is highly recommended, due to space constraints within the festival grounds, we can only guarantee spots for 64 teams (at SBIX, 90 teams signed up in the first week, so don’t dilly-dally). Please make sure to stop at the Wiffle tent NO LATER THAN NOON on Friday, we will be scheduling matchups on a first-come-first-served basis, the earlier you arrive, the earlier your first game will be played. Teams that miss the noon deadline will be replaced by another team. The tournament will be single elimination, start to finish. the noon deadline will be replaced by another team. The tournament will be single elimination, start to finish.Complete details and registration information can be found here. Today, Phish’s Curveball Festival announced a three-day wiffle ball extravaganza, the Wiffle Ball Free-For-All, as well as a Curveball Cornhole Tournament. Curveball marks Phish’s 11th festival, hosted this year at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY from August 17th-19th.last_img read more

Harvard Neighbors Gallery calls all artists

first_imgThe Harvard Neighbors Gallery, located at Loeb House (17 Quincy St.), provides an opportunity for Harvard-affiliated artists to show off their artistic talents. This year, artists will be selected for four-week exhibitions (solo or group shows) between September 2010 and May 2011. To be eligible, you must be an active or retired staff member, a faculty member, or spouse/partner. Temporary employees are not eligible.Interested artists should submit a portfolio on CD with 10 digital images, an artist’s statement, and contact information by the recently extended May 1 deadline (submissions must be postmarked by the deadline). For more information, visit or call 617.495.4313.last_img read more

Woman killed, 3 police wounded in hourslong standoff

first_imgHIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say three North Carolina police officers were shot and wounded by a man who barricaded himself in a home with a woman and two children in an hourslong standoff. High Point Police Chief Travis Stroud says the woman was found dead after Friday’s standoff. The children were uninjured, and the officers’ injuries were not life-threatening. Stroud says the standoff ended when the man fired at assisting officers from the Greensboro Police Department, and they returned fire, killing him. He identified the suspect as 34-year-old Josue Drumond-Cruz.last_img read more

Latest Data, Coupled With Armstrong Bankruptcy, Shows Slide in Kentucky Coal Industry

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:Recent data shows that total coal production at Kentucky mines during the third quarter of 2017 totaled 9.6 million tons, posting a 15.6% cutback from the previous quarter’s 11.4 million tons and sliding 6.6% year over year.Western Kentucky’s second-largest coal producer, Armstrong Energy Inc., filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization this week, citing supply glut and depressed prices.“In the past few years, thermal and metallurgical coal markets and pricing have become increasingly challenged with oversupply conditions,” Alan Boyko, chief restructuring officer for Armstrong, wrote in a court filing. “In addition, coal’s share of the U.S. energy market and prices for thermal and metallurgical coal have both declined markedly. The lethargic economic environment, lack of growth in energy demand generally, and a number of scheduled coal-fired plant retirements have precipitated this decline.”The company’s bankruptcy marks the first reorganization since a wave of optimism pervaded the coal industry with the election of President Donald Trump.More ($): Kentucky’s coal production slides 6.6% YOY in Q3’17 Latest Data, Coupled With Armstrong Bankruptcy, Shows Slide in Kentucky Coal Industrylast_img read more

Weekend Picks: 13th Annual FloydFest, Floyd, Virginia, July 23-27

first_imgFloydFest Celebrates 13th Year with Revolutionary Line-Up and Streamlined Logistics, July 23-27, Floyd, Va.Since its inception, FloydFest, the summer outdoor music festival near Floyd, VA, has celebrated its status as a “unique, fiercely independent festival experience that challenges the definition of the typical ‘summer music festival,” according to festival organizers.For its 13th year, FloydFest is bringing its fans a a jam-packed schedule of music, art, and outdoor adventures and a “Revolutionary 5-day music, outdoors, and healing arts experience that will embrace the beauty of creativity, evolution, and positive change.”Nancy-Bell-FloydFest2“From new festival activities, to improved logistics, to a re-vamped artist lineup, we’re continuing to re-invent and revolutionize the summer music festival,” said Kris Hodges, FloydFest’s CEO and Co-Founder. “We believe FloydFest fans will love and appreciate the refreshed approach we’ve taken to the festival this year, giving them an intimate, yet multi-faceted experience.”The weekend will boast more than 100 performing artists on 10 stages, artisans, specialty craft beverages, Healing Arts Village, panel discussions with activists and headlining artists on sustainable practices, and an extensive Children’s Universe. Festival-goers will find a magical experience in the brand new She-Sha Tent, a Persian-style tent installation featuring healing arts activities ranging from aerial workshops to professional massages, musical performances, and a ‘Revolution-wear’ fashion show.Numerous outdoor activities will also be available throughout the weekend, including Osprey guided hikes, the Belcher Mountain Beat Down mountain bike tour, the 2nd annual Vasque 5K Trail Race, and float trips down the Little River with On The Water. Trips are limited, so be sure to sign up in advance. Learn more about FloydFest’s outdoor adventures here.For 2014, new logistical changes include off-site car camping and RV parking located on flat, spacious lots with potable water, showers, and 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. shuttle service (and limited service after 2 a.m.) With the implementation of a new Tent Tag system, all on-site campers are guaranteed a 15×15 camping space and shuttle service with an attached gear trailer. In addition, FloydFest has planned extensively with local farmers, garages and area law enforcement to ensure that attendees will be safe, comfortable and able to access transportation should a severe weather event occur.The new musical line-up is an impressive melding of R&B, Blues, Reggae, Americana, and more:Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite ~ Ms. Lauryn Hill ~ Ray LaMontagne ~ Thievery Corporation (Full Band) ~ Ziggy Marley ~ Michael Franti & Spearhead ~ Buddy Guy ~ Robert Randolph & the Family Band ~ JJ Grey & Mofro ~ Lettuce ~Carolina Chocolate Drops ~ Groundation ~Conspirator ~ Donna the Buffalo ~ Rising Appalachia ~ The Duhks ~ Campbell Brothers ~ The Lee Boys ~ HuDost ~ Hackensaw Boys ~ The London Souls ~ Ben Miller Band ~ Jonathon Boogie Long ~The Deadmen ~ Quinn Sullivan ~ 2013 On the Rise Winner: Paper Bird ~ 2013 On the Rise Winner Runner Up: Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands ~ Tauk ~ Dirty Drummer ~ Blue Mule ~ The Floorboards~ Incendio ~ Biz’Cirque ~ Appalachian Flow Arts ~ George Tortorelli-Medicine Wind ~ Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das)~ Oakes & Smith ~ Adam Ezra Group ~ Allen Thompson Band ~ Ancient Cities ~ Antique Firearms ~ Chris Kasper ~ Cold Chocolate ~ Curtis Eller’s American Circus ~ Deer Run Drifters ~ Driftwood ~ Elonzo ~ Gabe Morales Trio ~ Grandpa’s Cough Medicine ~ Madrone ~ Major and the Monbacks ~ Maria Levitov ~ Michaela Anne ~ Mighty Joshua ~ Oak Creek Band ~ Onward, etc. ~ Proverbial ~ River Whyless ~ Run Boy Run ~ Rusty Maples ~Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot ~ Spoon Fight ~ Super Ape ~ The Dirty Beggars ~ The Get Right Band ~ The Giving Tree Band ~ The New Familiars ~ The Shack Band ~ The Southern Belles ~ Underhill Rose and more!For 2014, the following logistical changes have been put in place:CampingAll on- site campers will be given a designated 15×15 camping area with the purchase of a Tent Tag prior to the festival. All RV camping has been moved off the festival site to the nearby Delta lot, while the Bravo lot will be designated for off-site car camping. All car campers will be issued a parking ticket that allots for a 10×10 parking space right next to their vehicle.ParkingAll General Admission parking has been moved off-site to the Alpha lot. The Alpha, Bravo, and Delta lots are all flat, spacious, and easily-accessible to all types of vehicles. To make the check-in process easier, Alpha Lot ticket check-in and parking payment will occur directly at the lot, so be sure to bring cash! Spaces for RV’s at the Delta Lot and Car Camping at the Bravo Lot will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the festival, unless sold out via pre-event online sales. Powered RV spots are currently sold-out.Shuttle ServiceShuttles to and from the festival site and all parking lots will run continuously from 9am until 2am every day. Each individual shuttle will be assigned a truck with an equipment trailer, so campers will never have to be separated from their gear.Severe Weather PreparednessSummer weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains is about as predictable as next year’s FloydFest theme, and the festival has taken every possible precaution to ensure that attendees will be safe, comfortable and able to access transportation should a severe weather event occur. FloydFest staff have planned extensively with all local farmers, garages, and area law enforcement regarding severe weather preparedness and evacuation procedures. Harboring fears of an on-site mud pit? Fear no longer – this year’s festival site will feature gravel pathways from the entrance all the way through the main field.For more information and the full 2014 artist line-up visit photos by Nancy Bell, courtesy FloydFest.last_img read more

Bacolod’s 40th MassKara Festival to open on Oct. 7

first_img“Last night (Sunday), I talked to festivaldirector Eli Francis Tajanlangit and we agreed to adjust the opening day,”Leonardia said on Monday.      BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardiaannounced the 40th MassKara Festival will open on Oct. 7, a day earlier thanits original Oct. 8 schedule. Eleven schools – including seven in theelementary category and four in high school – will join the MassKara Street andArena Dance Competition on Oct. 26. “This is a MassKara like no other even if wejust simply think in terms of its being 40 years. This is a milestone, no doubtabout that. (We have) seen MassKara metamorphose to what it is today,”Leonardia said.  Performers of Education Training Center School-II won the championship during the street and arena dance competition in the elementary category during the 39th MassKara Festival last year. This year’s edition themed “Bacolod, City of Smiles” will run from Oct. 7 to 27. BACOLOD CITY PIO For the barangay competition on Oct. 27, 14villages confirmed their participation. These include Tangub, Banago, Bata,Handumanan, Esfenia, Barangays 40, 4, 12, 16, 3, 39, 32, 5, and 6.(With a report from PNA/PN) In the elementary level, the participatingschools are Banago Elementary School-I for District 1; Estefania ElementarySchool (District 2); Fr. Gratian Murray, AFSC Integrated School (District 3);Jose J. Gonzaga Elementary School (District 4); E. J. Garcia Elementary School(District 5); Education and Training Center School-III for (District 6); andR.A. Medel Sr. Elementary School (District 7). He added the adjustment was made as he willattend an event at the Korean Embassy on Oct. 8 Domingo Lacson National High School for Unit1, Angela Gonzaga National High School (Unit 2), Luisa Medel National HighSchool (Unit 3), and M.G. Medalla Integrated School for (Unit 4) will be thecompeting teams in the secondary category. This year’s festivities with the theme“Bacolod, City of Smiles,” will run until Oct. 27.last_img read more

Brandon Tyler Cromer

first_imgBrandon Tyler Cromer, 17, of Aurora, IN, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016.He was born Monday, July 27, 1998 in Fairfield, Ohio, Son of Roger Cromer and Aimee Hooten Cromer.Brandon attended Manchester Elementary School and was a junior at SDHS. He was on the South Dearborn Tennis team, which he excelled at, he was also on the basketball team from 5th grade to 10th grade. He was a class representative for Student Government, a Star Mentor and was active in helping with “Think Smart Stay Safe”. He was a straight A student and a member of the National Honor Society. Brandon also tutored for the National Honor Society and was working toward an Academic Honor Diploma. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends, eating at McDonalds, playing the Play Station 4 with his friends. He was also a big IU fan. Brandon was the apple of his mother’s eye and he loved fixing up “old blue” (jeep) with his dad. He loved being the best big brother to his sister, Brooklyn and spending time with his #1 fans, papa and mama, cutting wood and working on the farm. Brandon had a big heart and always wanted to help others, even upon his death he was an organ donor and was able to help many people.Surviving are his parents, Roger & Aimee Cromer of Manchester, IN; paternal grandparents, Roger & Kathy Cromer of Manchester, IN; maternal grandparents, Rick & Rose Hooten of Osgood, IN, Peggy (late Pat) Crawford of Jacksonville, FL; great grandparents, Glenn & Carol Schwanholt of Versailles, IN, Merlyn & Gloria Hooten of Alabaster, AL; Sister, Brooklyn Cromer; half sister, Shanna Vestal; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Friends will be received Friday, February 26, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Rd. Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2: 00 pm at the Church, with Minister Teto Pel, Pastor Brian Dunaway and Pastor Bill Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Brandon Cromer Scholarship Fund. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Kentucky man charged with attempted sexual misconduct with a minor in Vevay

first_imgVevay, IN—On Wednesday, Brandon W. Mardis, 26, of Williamstown Ky, was arrested after the conclusion of a joint investigation between the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Vevay Police Department Office. Mardis made an appearance in Switzerland Circuit Court on Friday to enter an initial plea on the charges of Attempted Sexual Misconduct with a Minor Level 4 Felony, Child Solicitation Level 4 Felony, and Dissemination of Matter Harmful to a Minor Level 6 felony.Mardis is currently being held on a $10,000 cash bond at the Switzerland Co. Jail.last_img read more

Strike duo a revelation – Bruce

first_img Press Association Paul McShane (ankle) and Robbie Brady (groin) are the only long-term absentees for the Tigers and are unlikely to be seen again this season. Hatem Ben Arfa (knock) and Davide Santon (knee) will be missing from the Newcastle squad. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is backing Cheick Tiote to help fill the void left by Yohan Cabaye after seeing him grow in stature in the wake of the Frenchman’s departure. The Magpies lost their influential playmaker in January when France international Cabaye headed for Paris St Germain in exchange for a cheque for more than B#19million. His exit coincided with a dreadful run of results for Pardew’s men which saw their hopes of securing a top-six Barclays Premier League finish dwindle. However, they bounced back with a vital 1-0 victory over Aston Villa last Saturday, and while Tiote may have played the role of artisan alongside Cabaye’s artistry, his manager believes his leadership qualities are coming to the fore. Pardew said: “He is an important player to us, and the captaincy when Colo (Fabricio Coloccini) was out changed him a little bit. “He knows now that in my mind, he is our vice-captain and he has to play the role that that involves. “It’s a big club, so he has a lot of responsibility and he’s dealing with it very well. In fact, it’s spurred him on.” At the KC Stadium the Magpies will attempt to gain revenge for the 3-2 home defeat they suffered at the hands of the Tigers in September. However, Pardew is well aware of how difficult a task that could be with Bruce’s promoted side sitting in 11th place on 30 points and with their destiny in their own hands. The 52-year-old said: “With my League Managers’ Association hat on, I have to say that Steve Bruce, up until this point, is probably manager of the year, although he’s got another 11 games to see that over the line. “But what he did last year with 10 games to go to get them promoted, and to get them into the position they have been in is a fantastic achievement, and he and his staff can be very proud of what they have done.” Hull manager Steve Bruce believes the club are a “different animal” since the arrival of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long. The Tigers splashed a combined £14million to bring the strikers in from Everton and West Brom in January and have been rewarded with immediate results. The pair have forged an instant relationship up front and have shared five goals in the five games they have started in tandem. Both players were cup-tied for Monday night’s FA Cup fifth-round win over Brighton but will return for Newcastle’s visit to the KC Stadium on Saturday. Hull were 3-2 winners at St James’ Park in the reverse fixture in September, but that was the only occasion they scored more than one goal in their first 12 league outings. They thrashed Cardiff 4-0 last time out, Jelavic scoring twice and Long proving an ideal foil, and Bruce is enthused by his side’s new cutting edge. “I’d love to say it’s all in the training but they’re two very good players playing together,” he said. “There’s a lot said about coaching but a good player is a good player and in management the more of them you’ve got the easier it becomes. “They came in at just the right time and all of a sudden we’re a different animal up front. “That’s no disrespect to what we had before but at the end of the day they’re two £6million players and you’d expect that. We’re delighted we’ve got them and I think they’re a terrific partnership. “That’s what you invest in, they give you that little something you’d didn’t have before.” last_img read more