4 May
2021

UK: HMS Liverpool Bids Farewell to Namesake City

first_img View post tag: Naval Training & Education HMS Liverpool will take her bow in the city for which she is named as she pays her final visit to Merseyside after three decades’ sterling service.The veteran destroyer will berth in Liverpool for the last time on Wednesday, beginning a six-day visit.A series of high-profile events are planned once the Portsmouth based warship – billed the ‘Royal Navy’s queen of the recent Libyan conflict – arrives at the impressive Cruise Liner Terminal in the heart of the city at around 9.30am.As well as holding a reception for invited guests during her stay, the ship’s company is also looking forward to hosting some 20 groups, schools/colleges and organisations on board.A particular honour is bestowed upon them all on Friday when the crew will take to the streets of Liverpool to exercise their Freedom of the City for the last time.HMS Liverpool was awarded this honour in 1982 and has exercised this ancient tradition on numerous occasions during her close affiliation with this great maritime city.The parade will step off from Our Lady and St Nicholas’ Church at mid-day, after a celebratory service which will also be attended by the Lord Lieutenant Of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead and the Royal Navy’s Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Vice Admiral Philip Jones.The route takes them east on Chapel Street and then east on Tithebarn Street, before turning south on Moorfields and west on Dale Street.After turning north on to Exchange Street West, the parade will halt for inspections, and a salute will be taken by the Lord Mayor, before the parade falls out for a civic reception at Liverpool Town Hall.But it is on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm that the ship and her crew will have a real opportunity to engage with the public of Merseyside, when she opens her gangway to the public.HMS Liverpool will make her last journey down the Mersey on the morning of March 5, leaving the terminal at 11am and delivering a gun salute at the Cammell Laird yard, where fittingly she was built, shortly afterwards; she will then sail past the Royal Liver Building to deliver a second gun salute to the city with which she has been so proudly intertwined over the past 30 years.HMS Liverpool’s Commanding Officer Cdr Colin Williams, said:“This visit is one of celebration and appreciation of the sterling service which this exceptional ship has offered her country during her three decades at sea.“To be bringing her back home to Liverpool is, without question, not only the absolute pinnacle of this celebration, but also a very poignant and dignified moment in her long and illustrious life.“We have always enjoyed absolutely exceptional links with Liverpool. I know that my crew is honoured and excited to show off their ship once more to Merseysiders, who have always shown unparalleled hospitality and enthusiasm for this great ship.“I am extremely proud to have commanded HMS Liverpool and her crew – there is obviously some sadness in bidding farewell to any ship, but, more than anything, this is a time to honour HMS Liverpool and her achievements, the most recent of which was outstanding and key support to the NATO operations off the coast of Libya.“I sincerely hope that as many Merseysiders as possible will make the journey to the Cruise Liner Terminal to visit the ship on Saturday and Sunday when we open to the public. It allows us in our own small way to return the hospitality and affection shown over more than three decades before bidding our final fond farewell.”A formal decommissioning ceremony for the ship will be held in her home base of Portsmouth at the end of March.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 28, 2012; Image: royalnavy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Liverpool Bids Farewell to Namesake City View post tag: Namesake View post tag: City View post tag: News by topic Veteran destroyer HMS Liverpool is saying an emotional six-day farewell to her namesake city as she prepares to bow out of front-line service after 30 years. View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: HMS View post tag: bids View post tag: Farewell View post tag: Liverpool UK: HMS Liverpool Bids Farewell to Namesake City February 28, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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2 May
2021

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

first_imgArtichoke Basille’s Pizza will come to HobokenOne of New York City’s most popular pizzeria chains is coming to five New Jersey cities, including Jersey City and Hoboken.In 2008, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille founded the company Artichoke Basille’s Pizza. Since then, they have opened several locations across the U.S.Their five New Jersey locations will also include Newark, New Brunswick, and Princeton as part of a five-unit franchise deal. Free legal help available for citizenship applicationsHoly Redeemer Parish will offer a free workshop in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark to assist residents to receive free legal assistance to submit applications for U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization. The applicants will be solely responsible for the USCIS petition application fee. If the applicant cannot pay in full, the applicant can bring their 2016 tax return to determine if they can request a full or partial fee waiver.The workshop is scheduled for Nov. 20, 6 to 9 p.m., at Holy Redeemer Parish, 569 65th St., West New York. There is no parish affiliation requirement. For more information, call in advance at (201) 868-9444 before coming. Lawsuit settled with slain cop’s widowA lawsuit filed earlier this month by the mother of slain Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago for allegedly not providing adequate security leading to the officer’s death in 2014 has been settled.Catherine McBride filed the suit against Walgreens Drugs and the security company hired to protect the store, saying that the both had failed to provide adequate security the day her son was killed.The killer, who was later shot dead by police, took the gun from a security officer which he used to murder Santiago.The details of the settlement are still being worked out and will be overseen by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey R. Jablonski.HCCC receives a National Science Foundation STEM Grant for Urban YouthHudson County Community College President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. announced the college is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant that will benefit academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) studies.The grant, which is titled, “Sustainable Pathways from Community College to Bachelor’s Degree for Urban Youth In STEM, Northern New Jersey,” is sponsored by and in partnership with Rutgers University Newark. Essex County College and Passaic County Community College are also recipients of this grant. Hudson County Community College will be awarded $413,938 over a five-year period to provide $4,000 per year scholarships and academic support to qualified students.Philanthropist gifts Hudson Chamber and its non-profit baseThe Hudson County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has announced the receipt of a $100,000 gift by philanthropist and former Congressman Frank J. Guarini, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the chamber’s rebranding effort. It comes on the eve of Legends 10, the annual event at Liberty Science Center honoring outstanding members of Hudson County’s business community. The unprecedented donation was followed by additional gifts to 39 non-profit organizations who are members of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.“It is most important that our business community supports the good work of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and harnesses the energy and dedication of our non-profit community. Our future depends on working together with a common purpose. Together, through the chamber, we can assure a successful and prosperous tomorrow.” Guarini stated.The 129-year-old Hudson County Chamber of Commerce presently has a diversified membership of more than 600 businesses located throughout the County. It supports 50 programs annually and is ranked in the top 25 Chambers in the State of New Jersey by NJBiz.Maria Nieves, president and CEO of the HCCC, recognized Congressman Guarini as a treasured leader, resource, and contributor to the energy and growth of business in Hudson County and the state:“Frank Guarini’s timely support provides critical and immediate funding to a diverse and growing community of non-profit organizations in Jersey City which contribute greatly to elevating the city’s quality of life for all.” ×AN INTERNATIONAL GESTURE – The Consul General for the Philippines donated books to the Five Points branch of the Jersey City Public Library on Oct. 20. Homeless or cold? County opens free warming centerThe Hudson County Warming Center was scheduled to open on Friday, Nov. 10 to accommodate the homeless in anticipation of severe cold weather this weekend. The Urban Renewal Corporation (URC) will conduct pickup(s) at the Hoboken Shelter at 300 Bloomfield St. at 8 p.m. (line formation at 7:45 p.m.) and in Jersey City at the taxi stand on Sip and Bergen avenues 10 p.m. (line formation begins at 9:45 p.m.) to take guests to the Warming Center. They will make as many trips as needed.The Hudson County Warming Center will not remain open continuously from Friday evening through Sunday morning. Instead, URC will transport guests back to Jersey City and Hoboken after 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings. Their Outreach Team is prepared to engage and register individuals for any one of the existing shelters and the Warming Center.All shelters in Hudson County will remain open to provide respite for guests. Local law enforcement agencies have been contacted to provide transport to individuals to the County Warming Center in Kearny and local shelters as needed.If you encounter a homeless individual during this time period, local shelters should be consulted first. The contact information for the Kearny Warming Center is as follows: Phone: (973) 344-6852. The address is 53 S. Hackensack Ave. in Kearny.The county also provided a hotline, but when the Reporter tried it, it rang without answers. Various officials were trying on Friday to determine who is responsible for handling the hotline, and there was no answer by press time. We will publish the correct number next week, but in the meantime, use the number above.“I urge all in need of shelter and anyone concerned about their welfare to please use the available warming center service or call the homeless hotline to assist with shelter placement,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. “We greatly appreciate the cooperation of all our coalition partners in this effort.”center_img AN INTERNATIONAL GESTURE – The Consul General for the Philippines donated books to the Five Points branch of the Jersey City Public Library on Oct. 20.last_img read more

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20 Apr
2021

Pair arrested after running from and shooting at police

first_imgIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) The incident happened last week when police in Kendallville attempted to pull the car over but lost them in a pursuit. Shortly thereafter they were seen again, chased again, and made their way into Elkhart County.Eventually the suspects got out of the car near New Paris and ran into the woods on foot; firing back on police officers as they fled. Police did manage to arrest the pair, and nobody was injured during the incident.Kyla and Nicholas are now both behind bars facing resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness charges. Nicholas Slabach admitted to firing 4 shots at police with a .22 revolver that he abandoned in the woods.You can read more here with The Elkhart Truth Google+ By Carl Stutsman – May 11, 2020 1 391 Twitter Pair arrested after running from and shooting at police Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMacy’s re-opening at University Park MallNext articleBall State Economist not sure lifting lockdowns will revive economy Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

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2 Mar
2021

RIDE Festival Announces 2 Nights Of SCI, Plus JRAD, Grace Potter, Sheryl Crow, CRB, & More

first_imgToday, RIDE Festival dropped its 2018 lineup, marking the Colorado music festival’s seventh annual iteration of the event. Slated to go down on July 14th and 15th in the town park in the picturesque Telluride, Colorado, this year will see the RIDE Festival welcome home-state heroes The String Cheese Incident for two nights, plus additional headlining performances from Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Rounding out the lineup is appearances by The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, BIG Something, ZZ Ward,  and more.You can purchase tickets for the 7th annual RIDE Festival here, and learn more information about the festival on its website here.[Photo: ontheDL Photography]last_img

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20 Nov
2020

President Trump projected to win Ohio

first_img– Advertisement – But with Trump’s commanding victory in 2016 and a near Republican sweep in 2018 statewide races, Ohio’s battleground state status had been in question.Polling trackers had given little indication of which candidate held a clear advantage in Ohio heading into Election Day. RealClearPolitics showed Biden with a slim lead over Trump that tightened to a neck-and-neck race in the final days of the cycle.This is breaking news. Check back for updates. President Donald Trump is projected to win Ohio over former Vice President Joe Biden, according to NBC News.Ohio has 18 Electoral College votes. Polling averages had indicated a tight race in a state where Trump won by a convincing 8 points in 2016.Long considered a bellwether for national politics, Ohio has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1964. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning the Buckeye State. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img President Donald Trump arrives for a “Keep America Great” campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

Nuclear agency collects more samples in probe into irradiated area in Banten housing complex

first_imgTopics : The Center for Science and Technology Research (Puspitek)  building, which is located about 5 kilometers away from the Batan Indah complex, houses several small reactors used for experimental purposes. Abdul went on to say that a police investigation was under way to determine the party that had dumped radioactive waste in the area.“We’re still awaiting the investigation. Police have started an investigation, while Bapeten has begun collecting information on known users of Caesium-137 across Indonesia,” he said. He said the agency would continue to measure radiation levels and collect soil samples on Thursday. Meanwhile, the decontamination efforts would be postponed until the agency had received the results of the sample examination from PLTR-BATAN, he said.It was previously reported that Bapeten first detected the radiation during a routine check in the residential area to ensure that the agency’s mobile radiation detection unit was working properly.All of the areas showed normal radiation levels, except for a vacant lot next to the volleyball court at Block J of the Batan Indah complex.The agency revealed on Sunday that it had found highly radioactive Caesium-137 materials as the source of radiation in the area. The cause of the incident remains unclear, however, authorities have said that the Caesium-137 did not come from a nuclear reactor leak but rather industrial sources.center_img The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) has continued efforts to decontaminate an area exposed to high levels of radiation from radioactive Caesium-137 waste in the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten.Agency spokesperson Abdul Qohhar Teguh said authorities had collected more samples of soil and vegetation from the exposed area and sent them to the National Nuclear Agency’s Center for Radioactive Waste Technology (PLTR-BATAN) for further examination.“We’ve collected 223 drums of soil and vegetation [during] the decontamination efforts as of [Wednesday] afternoon — all of which have been sent to PLTR-BATAN,” Abdul said on Wednesday evening. last_img read more

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28 Sep
2020

COVID-19: Brisbane online auctions fall, but virtual inspections are booming

first_imgLouis and Emma Gray and their one-year-old daughter Mabel at the unit they are selling during the Super Sunday live-streaming event. AAP Image/Richard GoslingIn a fast-changing property market online auctions are falling away, but filling the void is a surge in live online open for inspections.More than half of all residential auctions in Brisbane over the past three weeks have been cancelled, pushing the real estate industry to move to adopt online open home inspections in earnest to keep industry doors open.Across Brisbane tomorrow, about 180 properties will be live streamed into homes around the world, in a collaboration between Place Estate Agents and Australian online auction platform GAVL.Estate agents aren’t the only ones moving to adapt. Up until two weeks ago, GAVL was exclusively an online auction platform for real estate agencies.With the federal government banning all onsite auctions and open for inspections to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, online auctions now make up only 10 per cent of business so the company has rebuilt itself to support the live streaming of home inspections.“Beside sport, real estate is our second favourite pastime and while we’re in some sort of lock down we have time on our hands. So while the sport’s not on, there’s nothing better than to dream about your next house,” said Joel Smith, GAVL’s chief executive.Making their foray into the brave new digital world is Hawthorne couple Louis and Emma Gray, who will be among the first to trial the new live streaming event when their unit at 6/70 Dutton St goes online at 11am tomorrow.“We decided to sell prior to all this happening,” Mr Gray said.“We are adapting and going with what the real estate agents think is best.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago“At the moment agents are getting serious buyers through rather than just the people from across the road having a sticky beak, so we feel confident. But it’s a little tricky, we’ve just bought as well, but we were lucky enough to actually inspect the property in person.”Those interested in taking an online tour can download the GAVL app or visit its website at gavl.com, search for a property and log in at a specific time to interact with an agent as they walk you through a house. Viewers can ask questions of the agent or instruct them to open cupboards, or test fittings, just as they would normally do in an onsite open home.More than 150 Place agents, armed with gimbals or their own devices, will host a Super Sunday live streaming event tomorrow, which will be followed by personal one-on-one onsite inspections, adhering to the physical distancing rules brought in to stop the spread of coronavirus.“Before this all happened our market was headed for significant growth, the competition was really heating up,” Place chief auctioneer Peter Burgin said.“This is the best city to live in by far, there’s too much to ignore and with interest rates and money available it’s the perfect storm and I hope that those who have been taken out of the market through circumstance will be back soon and everyone will benefit.”last_img read more

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24 Sep
2020

Carolyn J. Gabbard

first_imgCarolyn J. Gabbard 83, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday October 17, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.She was born November 17, 1934 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, daughter of the late Anthony F. Tschaenn and Irene (Garrison) Tschaenn .She worked in bottling for Seagrams Distillery, retiring after over 40 years of service.Carolyn attended the Alliance Church in Aurora. She enjoyed making ceramics, shopping and she was an avid reader. Carolyn loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.Carolyn is survived by her sons, Steve (Donna) Gabbard of Aurora, IN, Terry “Turk” (late Debbie) Gabbard of Rising Sun, IN; siblings, Mary F. “Fran” Gabbard of Lawrenceburg, IN, Donna (Alza) Bowling of Ft. Wayne, IN, Sondra Lou (late Lonnie) Booth of Greendale, IN, Frank (Nasha) Tschaenn of Portland, OR, Rick (Wilma) Tschaenn of Milan, IN, Charlie (Donna) Tschaenn of West Harrison, IN, Christina Watkins of Rising Sun, IN, Cathy (Dave) Enzweiler of Dilllsboro, IN, Barbara “Bobbie” (Ron) Ester of Aurora, IN, Johnny (Wanda) McElfresh of West Harrison, IN; grandchildren, Travis (Tammy) Gabbard, Derrick Gabbard, Shawn Gabbard, Dawn Gabbard Beard, Jennifer Gabbard; and great-grandchildren, Payton Beard, Brady Gabbard, Harper Turner.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles F. Gabbard, and sister, Geraldine “Gerry” Ballard.Friends will be received Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. If unable to attend services, 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

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23 Sep
2020

First visit to Siskiyou worth $3,000 to Rod Restad Memorial winner Hogge

first_imgBobby Hogge IV was the $3,000 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature winner at Siski­you Motor Speedway’s Rod Restad Memorial. The Saturday checkers were Hogge’s 13th of the season. (Photo courtesy of Siskiyou Motor Speedway)YREKA, Calif. (Sept. 24) – Win number 13 on the season was worth $3,000 for Bobby Hogge IV.Hogge ventured to Siskiyou Motor Speedway for Saturday’s Rod Restad Memorial and led all 30 laps in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature.A rash of early cautions slowed the main event but the race ended with 20-plus green flag cir­cuits. Alex Stanford was second and Ryan McDaniel ended in third.“This was the first time I’d even seen the track,” said Hogge, who drew the pole start. “I ran the lower line and Alex and Ryan were pretty close behind.”“When I got to lapped traffic, I just made sure I knew where they were going,” he added. “I figured with those two behind me, I didn’t have a lot of room to make any mistakes.”Second place paid $2,000 and third paid $1,000. Jeremy Richey and Mark Wauge completed the top five.Hogge was already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. The Restad Memorial was already his fourth qualifying event victory since the first week of August.Feature results – 1. Bobby Hogge IV; 2. Alex Stanford; 3. Ryan McDaniel; 4. Jeremy Richey; 5. Mark Wauge; 6. Zach Fettinger; 7. Monte Bischoff; 8. Albert Gill; 9. Nick Trenchard; 10. Lenny Toolanen; 11. Manny Freeman; 12. Duane Cleveland; 13. James Anderson; 14. Dan Thomas; 15. Adam Walters; 16. Tom Berry Jr.; 17. Larry McCracken; 18. Duane Orsburn.last_img read more

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23 Sep
2020

Bulldogs Wrestling Results At Frankton

first_imgThe Batesville High School Wrestling team wrestled their final superdual meet of the season traveling to Frankton. The Bulldogs went 0-5 while being short handed with only 6 wrestlers competing on the day.Batesville opened the day going 4-2 in individual matches with Tyler Schaeffer (132) Jt Linkel (145) Josh Mobley (152) and Nick Nobbe (160) picking up pins. Despite the effort the bulldogs lost 58-24.Batesville then grappled the tournament champions Attica. Tyler Schaeffer picked up a pin while Josh Mobley received a forfiet in a 66-12 defeat.Batesville then battled the host team Frankton going 4-1 in individual matches. Josh Mobley, Alex Murphy (113), and Tyler Schaeffer were able to win by pinned while Nick Nobbe received a forfiet in a 60-24 defeat.Batesville went 4-1 in individual matches again against Madison Grant. Josh Mobley, Alex Murphy, and Tyler Schaeffer won my pin with Brandon Manning getting a forfiet. The bulldogs lost 54-24 as a team.Batesville closed the day losing to Knightstown 69-6 with Josh Mobley winning by pin.Batesville moves to 8-14. Josh Mobley led the team with 5 wins 4 coming by pin. Tyler Schaeffer fallowed behind with 4 wins all by pin. Batesville will close 2018 traveling to Switzerland County Thursday December 27th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

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