USS Fitzgerald leaves Yokosuka to start journey to US

first_img View post tag: ACX Crystal November 24, 2017 US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) got underway from her forward-deployed homeport in Yokosuka to travel to the US for repairs.The destroyer departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka on November 24 to meet heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf and begin her journey to Pascagoula, Mississippi, where it will be repaired by Huntington Ingalls Industries.Fitzgerald was towed to deep water to begin the heavy lift process, which is expected to last several days.In the months prior to her departure from Yokosuka, technicians and shipbuilders at Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka made significant progress in preparing the ship for the journey, including dewatering, defueling, hull and superstructure repairs, and placing key systems in layup maintenance.In October, she was moved from dry dock to a pierside location in anticipation of the move.Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal on June 17. Seven sailors lost their lives and the ship suffered damage on her starboard side above and below the waterline. View post tag: Yokosuka View post tag: HII Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Fitzgerald leaves Yokosuka to start journey to US View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Fitzgerald USS Fitzgerald leaves Yokosuka to start journey to US Share this articlelast_img read more

Widespread Panic Offers New Debuts & Bustout For ‘Fear & Loathing’ Halloween Show [Audio/Video]

first_imgWidespread Panic closed out their impressive three-night Halloween run at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, with another scorcher of mythic proportions on Sunday night. The night took on a festive Gonzo-theme, with four out of the six members dressed as Hunter S. Thompson characters save John Bell taking center stage as The Dude from The Big Lebowski and Sonny Ortiz as “Chef” from South Park. In addition to the band’s costumes, the stage was arranged like a set out of Fear and Loathing, and swirling kaleidoscopic cutout faces of Hunter S. Thompson spiraled across the visual monitors throughout the night.To open the first set, Widespread juxtaposed the introduction of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with an extremely psychedelic video of the faces of the band members’ melting and morphing in lysergic style. The music then melded esoterically into the debut of the classic folk song “Home on the Range”, continuing the Gonzoesque “Where the Buffalo Roam” theme that was omnipresent throughout the entire night.It didn’t take long for Dave Schools to sling his hat into the audience in his distinctive playfully impish, devil-may-care attitude that he naturally embodies. Halfway through “Home on the Range”, the band delved into the debut of Link Wray’s “Rumble”. The loose beachy jam returned to the band’s dirty Swamp sound, giving a nod to fellow brothers of the road, Bloodkin, with a heavy “Henry Parsons Died”. JoJo Hermann’s keys echoed eerily throughout the number, before the band settled into a haunting version of Neil Young’s “Vampire Blues”, appropriate for the Halloween festivities.Widespread Panic Honors Heroes In Vegas, Covers Bowie & Motorhead [Video]The band busted out “Don’t Tell the Band” next—a poignant song that hasn’t been played since founding member Mikey Houser’s days with the band, with the band last playing the song in June of 2002. Reigniting the atmosphere, the group followed up “Don’t Tell The Band” with a saucy, gritty, and soulful version of Bill Wither’s “Use Me.” The band’s engine raged onward into the crowd favorite “Up All Night”, an inverted “Shut Up and Drive”, and a blazin’ “Conrad”, which closed the first set in Widespread’s fiery bass-thumpin’, guitar-screeching, trademark style.Widespread Panic Debut Tom Petty Cover, Dedicate Night Two In Vegas To The LadiesFor the second set, the band came out swingin’ with the raucous and dehydrating anthem “Chilly Water” and continued with Robert Johnson’s blues classic “Tail Dragger”, during which JB doggedly warned that “he will get what he wants, but he won’t come sneakin’ back.” A standout “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” followed—a stark contrast to the previous night’s dedication to the ladies. The band then sawed out a jagged version of their original tune “Proving Ground”, which housed the vocal-less second half of “Home on the Range” featuring Jimmy Herring carving out the notes on his mythical guitar.Another Halloween-inspired debut followed with Steppenwolf classic “Magic Carpet Ride”, which maintained the high energy of the show. The band took a brief respite while Duane Trucks and Ortiz hammered out an extended drum solo, with the solo eventually emerging into their original song “Cease Fire” from their last album, Street Dogs. This transitioned seamlessly into an impeccably appropriate cut of the optimistic “City of Dreams” before the group ended the set with another Neil Young cover from his Buffalo Springfield days, “Mr. Soul”.“Magic Carpet Ride”[Video: freakflagflyer]With all the stops already removed, the band encored with the old traditional “House of the Rising”—the hauntingly soulful and foreboding ode to a tragically doomed gambler. The song hasn’t been played since 2014, and the audience responded uproariously. The song lingered momentarily before the band segued once more into the final section of “Home on the Range” with JoJo tinkering the lead on his keys. What better way to finish the wild and unprecedented night of music than with another debut, this time of Free’s “All Right Now”, with JB nailing the vocals.In true Gonzo tradition, the three unbelievable nights left all spectators with the content satisfaction that it “did, in fact, get weird enough.” Bravo, boys, way to bring the Georgian swamps to the bat ravished wasteland that is Las Vegas.Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of Z-Man via JamBuzz:Setlist: Widespread Panic | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/29/2017Set One: Intro to Fear and Loathing, Home on the Range*, Rumble* > Henry Parsons Died, Vampire Blues, Don’t Tell The Band^, Use Me, Up All Night, Shut Up And Drive, ConradSet Two: Chilly Water, Tail Dragger, Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, Proving Ground > Home on the Range, Magic Carpet Ride* > Jam > Drums > Cease Fire > City of Dreams, Mr. SoulEncore: House of the Rising Sun > Home on the Range, All Right Now** First time played | ^ Last time played, 6/25/02Check out the gallery below, courtesy of Chris Burgess.Widespread Panic | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/29/2017 | Photos from Chirs Burgess Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Pioneering AIDS researcher celebrated

first_img Read Full Story On Nov. 9, 2018, doctors, veterinarians, scientists, and politicians arrived at Boston’s Colonnade Hotel to celebrate trailblazing AIDS researcher Max Essex. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health along with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, hosted the scientific symposium to honor Essex, the Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, as he prepares for retirement.Essex’s career spans more than four decades and is punctuated by impressive achievements at every point along the way. In the early 1980s, he was among the first scientists to hypothesize that a retrovirus was the cause of AIDS. His research was instrumental in creating the first widely used HIV-blood screening test, and he helped establish both the Harvard AIDS Institute (HAI) and the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership.During welcoming remarks, Phyllis Kanki, professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard Chan School, noted that Essex has been an influential educator and mentor who’s trained dozens of doctoral research students and many more postdoctoral fellows. In addition, he has authored or co-authored more than 600 peer-reviewed papers. “Don’t worry, we’re not going to go through each of them,” Kanki joked.The symposium did, however, trace the evolution of Essex’s scientific endeavors and showed how far his influence continues to reach. It featured sessions and presentations from Essex’s colleagues, mentees, and collaborators. Sue Cotter, distinguished professor emeritus at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, recalled Essex’s formative years, when they were working together on feline leukemia. Their work took them into homes with dozens of cats and revealed that feline leukemia was in fact contagious and associated with immunodeficiency — findings that would inform Essex’s early work on AIDS.Max Essex addressing the crowd at the reception. Photo by Dominic ChavezAmong the highlights of the symposium was discussion of the high-impact work of the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, a collaboration between the Ministry of Health in Botswana and HAI that began in 1996. The program, which established a state-of-the-art laboratory in Botswana, has helped carry out critical epidemiologic work in the country and launched ongoing projects aimed at curbing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, understanding resistance and adherence to antiretroviral drugs, and conducting genomic analysis of HIV-1C, the viral subtype predominant in southern Africa.Festus Mogae, who was president of Botswana from 1998 to 2008, recalled the severity of the AIDS crisis in his country when he took office. “In the absence of assistance, we faced extinction,” he said. He commended Essex not only for his scientific accomplishments but also for his commitment to building local capacity by training health care workers and scientists from Botswana and surrounding countries. “I’m proud that there are so many Africans that now know as much about the science of HIV and AIDS as you do,” he said.last_img read more

Nancy Cornett

first_imgNancy Cornett, 70 of Milan, passed away at U.C. Medical Center, December 11, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nancy was born Friday September 27, 1946 in Milan, IN the daughter of Clayton and Mary (Negangard) Haessig. She married Eli Cornett June 26, 1965 and he preceded her in death June 8, 2013.Nancy was a homemaker. Nancy enjoyed teaching Sunday school, fixing meals with the ladies and the church, camping, crocheting, watching grandchildren at their sporting events, doing ceramics, taking pictures, playing cards but mostly she loved spending time with her family.Nancy is survived by Sons: Todd (Nikki) Cornett of Lawrenceburg, Aaron (Sharon) Cornett of Milan, and Bryan (Melissa) Cornett of Cincinnati.  Brothers: Pat Henry Haessig of Washington D.C., Randy Haessig of Mexico; Sister: Elaine Mortara of Versailles. 5 Grandchildren: Sarah, Emily, Landon, Lucas, Chelsea.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbandFuneral service will be 12 PM Saturday December 17, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8930 N. St. Road 101, Sunman 47041 with Pastor Bill Helms officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.  Visitation 5-8PM Friday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Memorials may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, 707 South Main Street Milan, IN 47031; (812)654-2141.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Clippers have yet to make offer for Pelicans star Anthony Davis

first_imgThe Clippers are not involved in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes. At least, not yet.Los Angeles has not made an offer for the 25-year-old Pelicans star, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times, which cites unidentified league sources. The five-time All-Star’s top choice would be a move to the Lakers, according to ESPN. He has missed the Pelicans’ last seven games with a finger injury. Davis is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game this season.The Clippers entered play Monday in the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings with a 29-25 record. Related News NBA trade rumors: Lakers, Pelicans reportedly moving closer to Anthony Davis dealcenter_img NBA trade rumors: Pelicans don’t want to deal Jrue Holiday Davis reportedly informed New Orleans this week he’d be willing to sign a long-term extension with the Clippers. But, the Clippers desire to pursue him in a trade remains unclear, according to the Times’ report.Davis will not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded, agent Rich Paul told ESPN in late January. The Lakers are reportedly “determined” to acquire Davis and have been involved in serious trade talks with the Pelicans.last_img read more

Lancashire and Warwickshire target County of the Year title

first_img Lancashire and Warwickshire are the contenders for the coveted title of County of the Year at the England Golf Awards 2017. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 16 March and, as well as the prestige, they will receive £6000 worth of bespoke research from sponsors SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, said: “These counties are both superb. They are forward-looking, innovative organisations which put their clubs and players first, with great results.” They will be recognised on a night which celebrates all that’s great about golf in England. Awards will be presented to leading professionals, elite amateurs, top coaches and the stars of club and county golf who do so much to inspire people to play the game. The two contenders have impressive claims to the County of the Year title: Lancashire Lancashire is a forward-looking county, with a development group which combines the collective strengths of the men’s union, women’s association, the PGA and the Golf Foundation to grow the game. It puts the needs of players and its 158 clubs and facilities at the heart of what it does – and has been rewarded with an impressive 4.3% increase in membership. Clubs have been inspired by county conferences and Business Growth Forums and subsequently supported to improve their business. This has included help to attract £330,000 funding for initiatives. Competition, training and coaching is offered to players at every level of the game, from beginner to the elite amateur, and successes included victory for Lancashire at the 2016 English Senior Men’s County Final. The county is open to new ideas, hosting a range of workshops, providing £10,000 to seed fund 18 projects, and running an Innovation Awards scheme which, for example, has prompted clubs to think of new membership options to retain ageing and busy players. It also works with partners to change perceptions of the game and attract new players. This has included support for community events and media activity to promote golf. Warwickshire The future is looking good for Warwickshire Golf. The partners – the men’s union, the women’s association and the county development group – are celebrating a year of exciting new activity as they work together to modernise, grow and spread the word that golf is a healthy, sociable sport for all. Their wide-ranging achievements cover championships, junior development, communications, governance, communications, work with England Golf and the Golf Foundation – and the introduction of the hugely successful Warwickshire Golf Awards, which replaced the traditional county dinner. Other innovations include a nine-hole evening league which promotes short format golf, as well as new competitions for men, women and seniors.  Warwickshire has been involved in England Golf’s pilot project to increase membership and participation and it has helped to create a club-centred approach which offers wide-ranging business support. It also pioneered the use of community coaches to take golf out of its traditional setting and into parks to generate wider interest in the sport. Its players were also successful with county teams playing in the national finals of the Junior Champion Club and the English Men’s County Finals, while the women’s second team won their regional league. 24 Feb 2017 Lancashire and Warwickshire target County of the Year title last_img read more