USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces Unite for PASSEX

first_imgBy U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet   August 13, 2020 The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 29.PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication, and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. It affords the opportunity to improve crews’ knowledge and demonstrate shared tactics.“This exercise was a unique opportunity for Kidd to conduct training with the El Salvadoran Navy,” said U.S. Navy Commander Nathan S. Wemett, commanding officer of Kidd. “Working together furthers our mutual ability to cooperate and provides a unique opportunity to reinforce valuable warfighting skills from our partners.”For the sailors aboard participating ships, it was also their chance to improve their skills with their El Salvadoran counterparts sailing alongside. The two ships conducted division tactics (DIVTACS), a series of tactical shipboard movements, as well as practicing their communication skills.“Communication was imperative throughout the entire exercise when conducting operations at such close proximity. All communications with the El Salvadoran Navy were incredibly professional and it was a great learning experience for all,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Walker Hobson, USS Kidd’s officer of the deck during the PASSEX.USS Kidd is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.last_img read more

One really simple way to make your website more ADA compliant

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Dreaming of the days you’ll be an ADA wizard? Want to get started now? If you can fix the link text on your website, you’ll have a compliance win that affects nearly every page.Compliance is a big deal these days. Being more ADA compliant can protect your credit union from spendy lawsuits—it also demonstrates you are committed to accommodating your diverse membership base. While 100% ADA compliance might be a myth, showing you prioritize accessibility can go a long way.Rewriting link text is actually pretty straightforward, as compliance issues go. There’s no need for a complicated spell or a potion list with a billion ingredients.In general, here’s the rule of thumb to follow: links on a page should be descriptive of where they lead. Seems pretty straightforward, right? But as we’ve worked on many different credit union websites, we’ve seen a lot of rule-breaking, even on a few of our own sites. Here’s what to keep in mind for a magically compliant website.last_img read more

ALBA Cultural Research Award Contest 2012

first_img Share 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews ALBA Cultural Research Award Contest 2012 by: – January 4, 2012 Share Photo credit: vianica.comStudents and researchers in Dominica have an opportunity to participate in a Research Award competition sponsored by ALBA Cultural and the Cuban Institute for Cultural Research. A total of eight (8) research scholarship awards are to be given valued at US$5000 each. The research award has as its main theme, ‘Construction Processes of Inclusive, Culturally Diverse and Environmentally Responsible Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean’. The award encourages the presentation of research projects that are focussed on the creation of inclusive societies, consistent with the cultural diversity of our people, having as principle, respect for our tangible, intangible and environmental wealth. Comparative research on the current realties of the construction of democratic states in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the study of the role of culture in these political processes will be highly valued.Proposals should be submitted via email to no later than Jan 15, 2012. Proposals should include the following documents (in PDF or MS Word format):• Summary of the research project• Resume of the researcher• Proof of identity – a scanned copy of a valid identity document• Motivation Letter• Letter of reference from your institution (university, research centre or associate as collaborator)• Letter of reference from the National Coordinator of ALBA Cultural in Dominica.The winners will be selected by an international jury and will be announced at the International Book Fair in Havana to be held in February 2012. Persons interested in submitting proposals should contact the Division of Culture, Tel: (767) 449 1804 for more information or visit the ALBA Cultural website at RabessCultural Projects Officerlast_img read more

Girls Softball Class 3A Sectional #29-Greensburg Schedule

first_img2016 Softball Class 3A-Sectional #29 @ Greensburg.Monday, May 23Game 1- Madison vs. Lawrenceburg.   5:30 PM.Game 2- Franklin County vs. South Dearborn.   7:30 PM.Tuesday, May 24Game 3- Connersville vs. Rushville.   5:30 PM.Game 4- Greensburg vs. Batesville.   7:30 PM.Thursday, May 26Game 5- Monday’s Winners.    5:30 PM.Game 6- Tuesday’s Winners.     7:30 PM.Friday, May 27Game 7- Championship.  Thursday’s Winners.     6:00 PM*Second team listed will be designated home team.*Courtesy of Batesville AD Bryan Helvie.last_img

Lady Wildcats Spikers Battle Lady Knights

first_imgIt was a great win for the Lady Wildcats. They talked and really came together as a team. FC defeated The Northeastern Lady Knights 20-25, 25-8, 26-16, 25-8.Multiple girls were hitting well. Kamryn McCool led the night with 13 kills. The following players also had great kills tonight: Kayley Schoettelkotte-11, Kaylee Hedrick-7, and Meredith Bohman-6. Serving was great tonight. Kendall McCool led with 6 aces, Taylor McCreary 4 aces, Jenna Orschell 3 aces, and Megan Getz 2 aces. Great team play by all of the young ladies.The team will be back in action Thursday night as they travel to Lawrenceburg. Come support your Lady Wildcats.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.Another close game tonight but we were unable to take the win. We fell to Northeastern in 2 sets 25-21, 25-23.Lilli Stewart lead the team with 6 kills and 4 aces. Kaylynn Rauch added 1 kill and 2 aces. Jalynn Rogers had 9 digs and Charlotre Barrett added 5 digs.We are on the road again on Thursday, Sept. 21 to Lawrenceburg. Start time is 5pm. Hope everyone can come out and support our Lady Cats!!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more

AFROTC trains students with VR tools

first_img“We are asking them to tackle on a lot more, and  juggle the problem of having [student cadets] excel in their academics and their ROTC tasks, but also to add on this extra program and really seeing how these students can take it and how they can manage their time with how much time they’re spending in the program,” Liew said.  Smith believes the new VR simulation program has been beneficial for student cadets who hope to fly within the Air Force. Though she was able to practice flying a real, small plane over the summer, she said the new program gives students the opportunity to practice with the simulation. Between hours of classes and cadet training, sophomore aerospace engineering major Natalie Smith heads to the first floor of the Physical Education Building to strap on a pair of virtual reality goggles. But Smith, a cadet in the Air Force ROTC, isn’t playing a video game — she’s training to fly a plane. As the program continues, Liew said AFROTC officials will monitor how students balance the program with their course load and mandatory trainings.  Through VR simulations, cadets learn the basic controls for the T-6 Texan II, a training aircraft used in the Air Force, which gives them a better understanding of aircraft functions and system controls. Cadets can volunteer to participate in the training and complete it on their schedules. Sean Liew, a cadet vice wing commander in the program and a senior majoring in international relations, said it helps cadets save time. Wynans said the program encourages students to learn flying skills early without consequences since their performance isn’t graded.  Since April, USC is the first and only college to offer the optional program based off of the Pilot Next Training the Air Force uses, which uses immersive training devices to teach cadets basic piloting skills that prepare them to fly before they step foot in a plane.   “They can begin to familiarize themselves early on and start that learning with regard to, in this case, becoming a pilot in their collegiate career, so that when they go to the Air Force’s pilot training, they already have so many of those competencies in both flying skills and the knowledge and frankly the habits of mind to be able to… have the confidence to search those ambiguous environments, make sense of those ambiguous environments, learn from it and thrive in that training environment,” Wynans said.   USC is the first university in the country to use Pilot Next Training program technology, which allows AFROTC cadets to practice flying skills with virtual reality simulations before they train in a plane. (Ada Toydemir | Daily Trojan) “It’s a lot of convenience in economics and saving time but also it’s in the comfort of the university where you can go to class, come here,fly for an hour, go home, go to the gym and come back right again,” Liew said. “The accessibility is a big part.”   “Within the detachment, it’s very cool to have that integration with some actual flying, and it is something that I am very passionate about and the main reason why I am in this program as a whole,” Smith said. “It is also productive in the way that you’re learning, and it’s more hands-on learning  than doing all the academic parts of the mechanics of flying.”  The future of the program is still being determined, but Wynans said he hopes the program will continue because it helps cadets learn from various instructors and peers, just like they will at Air Force training. Smith encourages students to take advantage of the training because it will help them adjust to learning skills on a real plane.   Lt. Cols. Olivia Nelson and Reid Wynans, who teach the aerospace studies courses, partnered with the VR program’s creators to pilot it at USC. The first graduates of the program completed their training at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas. Wynans said using VR simulations will help cadets gain the skills and confidence they need to perform well at Air Force pilot training in the future.   “Since a lot of the flying is muscle memory and instinct, you start to develop that earlier on, and have been exposed to all of this information before, to not only benefit yourself but help your teammates around you,” she said.last_img read more

Highlights: Week 1 in Friday Night Lights

first_imgJarred Freije gets his second two yard rushing touchdown tonight and it’s 21-13 SV with 8:25 to go.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Central Square versus Chenango Forks (at the Carrier Dome) Chenango Forks has won five state titles on the back of the triple option offense. Central Square was playing its first game with that same offensive scheme. Forks showed which team had it mastered, winning 34-12 to spoil Central Square head coach Kevin Kalfass’ debut. More Ogdensburg. @meseanjohnson23 for 15 yards and the score. Two no good. 22-0 Ogdensburg.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 30, 2018AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jack Szatkowski catches a 24-yard TD from @JJ_Razmovski. It’s 27-6 C-NS with 53 seconds to go till halftime. @CBASyracuse @CBASyrFootball @CBAUpdate— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ Lucas Scott pounds it in for a 14-yard touchdown. 21-0 @ForksFootball in the second quarter.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 2, 2018 Owego scores again. It’s Gio Fabi with the 10-yard score. 14-0 OFA over Fowler.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Barrett goes 44 and then 6 more and Oneida leads 26-20 with 4:01 left. @OneidaCSD— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Stephen Morley runs for a 24 yard TD and then drains the extra point. 9:01 left in the first half, 35-0 Ogdensburg over Sauquoit Valley.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 30, 2018 Lukas Albro with the interception for Oneida.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Nyki Dewberry just found Mikeese Robinson for a 35-yard touchdown on fourth and 16. With a minute left in the third, Owego leads 49-6.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Lukas Albro to Vincent Leibl for a six-yard touchdown. Two no good. 6-0 Oneida with 2:08 left in the first. @OneidaCSD @DannyEmerman @DOsports— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 C-NS is flying. @conner14hayes to @smizzbroadwater for 36 yards and the first touchdown for both of their senior seasons. 14-0 @CNSAthletics. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Dan Matthews pounds it in from a yard out and it’s 14-7 Susquehanna Valley over J-D.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 End of three: Susquehanna Valley 14, Jamesville-Dewitt 13.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Steven Barrett runs for a 10-yard TD for @OneidaCSD, diving to make it in the end zone. Two point good. 14-7 Oneida with 7:31 to half. @DannyEmerman @DOsports— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Last play of the half: touchdown @CNSAthletics. @conner14hayes to @smizzbroadwater with a friendly tip, 20 yards. Their third TD connection of the game. 34-6 C-NS at half. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Final play of the half, Ryan Chevier to Will Merrell. 20-7 @OneidaCSD at half. @DannyEmerman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Another one: @conner14hayes to @smizzbroadwater for a one-yard score. 20-0 @CNSAthletics. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018center_img Owego versus Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler (at the Carrier Dome) Fowler struggled to stop Owego’s offense in its 56-14 loss. But the Falcons scored two late touchdowns,  which gave them hope in what is meant to be a developmental year. Christian Brothers Academy versus Cicero-North Syracuse (at Cicero-North Syracuse) C-NS lost 33 seniors from a year ago, but this year’s new seniors took charge on Friday night. Conner Hayes threw four touchdowns, Shy’Rel Broadwater caught three and Jaiquawn McGriff ran for two and added a pick-six in a 47-6 win. Jaiquawn McGriff scores again, this time courtesy of the pick 6, about 70 yards. 40-6 @CNSAthletics over CBA. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Kobe Bogart caught a 39 yard touchdown earlier. He just caught a 40 yard score hertd. 35-0 Owego. @OFA_Sports_BC— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 New Hartford versus Oneida (at the Carrier Dome) In a back and forth game, Oneida broke out with a two touchdown lead and New Hartford came back and knotted the game up at 20. But it was the game’s MVP, Oneida’s Steven Barrett, who ran for 50 yards in two plays to take the lead, which the Indians held onto to win, 26-20. Comments A flying start for Owego. Tyler Phelps to Christian Sage for a 28-yard touchdown on the Indians first play from scrimmage. @OFA_Sports_BC— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Honis to Patrick Murad for a 22 yard score. Extra point missed. 14-13 SV over J-D with 3:31 to go in the third.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 High school football in central New York kicked off on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome and continued through Saturday. The Daily Orange had reporters at seven games — six in the Dome and one at Cicero-North Syracuse — over the course of the weekend.Here are the week one highlights.Ogdensburg versus Sauquoit Valley (at the Carrier Dome)Sauquoit Valley had no answer for Ogdensburg’s ground game on Thursday night in the Dome. The Blue Devils finished the game with 432 rushing yards to win, 55-0. Published on September 3, 2018 at 8:28 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Gutsy third down call ends in a completion and first down for SV to keep driving and to keep holding the lead.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Three yard TD for Tyler Potocki. Point after good. We’re tied at 20. 10:21 left in the ball game. @DannyEmerman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 More for the Northstars. Jaiquawn Mcgriff takes it in from 13 yards out and it’s 27-0 @cnsathletics. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Lucas Scott pounds it in for a 14-yard touchdown. 21-0 @ForksFootball in the second quarter.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 2, 2018 Jamesville-DeWitt versus Susquehanna Valley (at the Carrier Dome) In its first game under a new offensive coordinator, Jamesville-DeWitt aimed to pass the ball a lot more. The Red Rams just struggled to complete about half of their passes, and that trouble led to a 28-19 loss. Jaiquawn McGriff goes 26 yards, then called for unsportsmanlike conduct, then takes it 31 yards to the house. 7-0 @CNSAthletics. @mattgates522— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Magic from @conner14hayes. Guy next to me, mid play, said “oh he’s ******.” Then he did this. Scoreboard sleeping but it’s 48-6. @CNSAthletics @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018last_img read more

Banned Lee hopeful of Olympic spot

first_imgFormer badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is hoping to be back on court for the start of the 2016 Olympic qualifiers in May after finally being given an April date for a hearing into his failed dope test.The Malaysian was provisionally suspended last year by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after traces of the banned anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone were found in his system during the world championships in Denmark.Lee’s case will be heard by a three-member panel in Amsterdam on April 11 with Malaysia’s leading sportsman facing a two-year ban if found guilty.That would all but end an impressive career, which includes 55 titles and two Olympic silver medals, but the 32-year-old was confident of being cleared and returning to the courts soon.”The last five months have been difficult. I’ve been down with injuries in my career before but I’m still struggling to come to terms with the fact that I’ve failed a dope test,” Lee was quoted as saying by Malaysian media on Wednesday.”The wait has been a mental anguish. It was supposed to be in December but was moved. Since then, it has just been a case of waiting and waiting. “Hopefully, it’ll be all over soon. I’m waiting for positive news. The Olympic qualifying period starts on May 1 and I hope to be cleared by then.”last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Office: August 17- 24, 2015

first_imgBrooks, Robert E.57Wichita, KSI-35 MP 33 Mulvane, KsKHPDWS, No Insurance, No registration8/24/15 Evans, Michael A.36Wellington, KS807 S. Ash, Wellington, KSSUSODomestic battery8/21/15 OXPD1 Vigil, John D.51Wichita, KS216 S. F St. Apt. #6, Wellington, KSWPDBurglary; Theft of property/services; Unlawful discharge of a firearm in city limits; Criminal poss of weapon by felon8/21/15 Anderson, Cara L.23Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation violation; Augusta PD Warrant8/21/15 Drake, Steven P.26Wellington, KS400 blk N. Plum, Wellington, KSWPDBattery; Criminal trespass8/17/15 MPD1 Hewitt, Philicia A.29Wellington, KS807 S. Ash, Wellington, KSSUSODomestic battery8/21/15 Hill, Kyle J.22Caldwell, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence8/21/15 SUSO13 Allen, Jayme L.30Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear8/21/15 Ballard, Jason L.38Wellington, KS200 S. Sumner, Oxford, KSOXPDDWS; Operste vehicle without liability insurance8/22/15 WEEKLY   BOOKINGS8/17/15THRU  Owens, Kevin J.31Orange Park, FLEl Dorado Correctional FacilitySUSOProbation violation8/21/15 Huck, Nathan P.23Wellington, KS2300 N. A St., Wellington, KSSUSODUI8/22/15 BPPD0 Larson, Amanda J.37Mulvane, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence8/20/15 Horning, Tony B.44Porum, OK1100 US 166 Hwy, South Haven, KSSUSODUI8/23/15 Hill, Christopher R.33Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to appear8/17/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Hall, Shane A.24Severy, KS2410 N. A St., Wellington, KSWPDUdall Warrant8/22/15 Sisson, Charles D.55Mayfield, KS723 N. Jefferson, Wellington, KSWPDDUI8/17/15 Koehn, Lisa Marie34Wellington, KS216 S. F St., Wellington, KSWPDParole violation; Poss of stimulant; Poss of para w. intent to manufacture8/21/15 Cooper, Tosha L.27Wichita, KSI 35 MP 33, Mulvane, KSKHPDUI; Transporting open container8/22/15 Deakins, Travis G.32Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation violation8/17/15 Nasworthy Jr., Calvin L.35Geuda Springs, KS1200 E. US 166, Geuda Springs, KSSUSOPossession of stimulant8/23/15 KHP5 Christy, Austin L.21Wichita, KS10300 S. k-15, Mulvane, KSMPDFailure to appear8/23/15 Ellis, Dallas L.30Wichita, KSI 35 MP 33, Mulvane, KSKHPTransporting open container; Interference w/ LEO8/22/15 Wilkins, Kimberly Y.48Wichita, KSI-35 MP33, Mulvane, KSKHPDWS8/17/15 WPD5 SGCO2 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for August 17 to August 24, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Mullins, Mark D.30Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOBond Revocation (X2)8/20/15 Plummer, Timothy W.41Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear8/20/15 CAPD0 Ubiles-Hernandez, Benjamin J38Wichita, KS1100 US166 HWY South Haven, KSSUSODWS8/24/15 Garcia Jr. , Raymond40San Antonio, TXI 35 MP 27, Mulvane, KSKHPDWS8/20/15 Total27last_img read more

White keeps grip on Berkshire Trophy

first_img England international Josh White (Chipstead, Surrey) retained the Berkshire Trophy by the narrowest of margins from current boy cap Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) and his Surrey colleague Tom Berry (Wentworth, Surrey). White’s aggregate score this time was three shots more than when he won in 2011, while on that occasion he also triumphed by a single shot. The 20 year old double Surrey champion (image © Tom Ward), who made his full England debut against France last month at Rochester & Cobham Park, was well off the pace after an opening 74 over the Red Course. But a 67 on the Blue brought him back into contention, a shot behind halfway leaders Berry and Sam Whitehead (Woburn, BB&O). A third round 70 on the Red gave White a share of the lead on 211 with Berry, who went round in 71, the pair being three strokes clear of Fitzpatrick, also with 70, and Haydn Reay (Army, Hampshire, IoW &CI) with 72. In the final round, again over the Red, Fitzpatrick made a charge for the title with 67 including six birdies, for 281, six under par, but a bogey at the par-three last, his only dropped shot, saw him come up one short of White, who signed for 69 and 280. White endured a somewhat chequered closing round with an eagle and three birdies. But he double-bogeyed the fifth and also surrendered another shot at the last. Leading final scores: 280 J White (Chipstead) 74 67 70 69 281 M Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire) 76 68 70 67, T Berry (Wentworth) 71 69 71 70 285 B Brehany (South Beds) 76 69 70 70 288 E Richardson (Hemsted Forest) 72 72 75 69 290 C Adams (Farrington) 73 69 78 70 28 Jun 2012 White keeps grip on Berkshire Trophy last_img read more