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VCNO Concludes Australia Trip

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today VCNO Concludes Australia Trip February 21, 2012 View post tag: VCNO The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) concluded a three-day engagement visit to Canberra and Darwin, Australia, Feb. 21.Adm. Mark Ferguson met with Chief of the Australian Navy Vice Adm. Ray Griggs and U.S. Ambassador Hon. Jeffrey L. Bleich, toured naval facilities, and delivered remarks to students, faculty and staff at the Australian Defence College (ADC).“This was a productive and enjoyable visit,” said Ferguson. “I came here on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations to discuss our enduring presence and engagement in the Pacific.”Meetings with VCNO and the Australian navy staff focused on the recent U.S. force posture review, the status of the two respective navies, and plans for continued military to military exercises and engagement.“Our long-term economic and security interests are linked to developments in the Asia-Pacific; we place a high premium on our presence and support to allies and partners in the region,” said Ferguson. “This visit further solidified the strong relationship we enjoy with the Australian Navy.”In remarks to the ADC in Canberra, Ferguson talked about the U.S. Navy’s longstanding presence in the Pacific, the free flow of commerce, maritime security, and the U.S. defense strategy.The ADC was established in 1999 to meet the strategic needs of the Australian Defence Force for joint professional military education and to prepare Australian and foreign military and government officials for joint and combined assignments. More than 160 military and civilian students, faculty and staff from 20 different countries turned out for Ferguson’s presentation. “The U.S. is a Pacific maritime nation, and our strategy underscores our commitment to our allies and partners in this region,” said Ferguson. “Our interests demand enduring presence; we are here to stay.”In Darwin, Ferguson visited HMAS Coonawarra to meet with the Australian navy staff before touring the harbor to get a first-hand view of available support facilities for the planned rotational deployment of U.S. Marines to the region.Ferguson is traveling throughout the U.S. Pacific fleet to meet with regional partners and U.S. personnel to discuss U.S. Navy Pacific engagement. He will visit Singapore and Guam next.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 21, 2012 View post tag: Australia Training & Education View post tag: Trip View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Concludes VCNO Concludes Australia Trip Share this articlelast_img read more

Palisades Medical Center announces acting president

first_imgNORTH BERGEN – The Board of Governors for Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center announced on July 6 that Dr. Anthony J. Passannante Jr. has become the hospital’s acting president. The position became effective July 1. Passannante replaced Bruce J. Markowitz.Passannante has served as vice president and chief medical officer for Palisades for the previous two years. In addition, he has served on numerous integration committees within the Hackensack network. He has also acted as a member of the faculty chair selection committee for the new Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.Before joining Palisades Medical Center, Passannante held senior leadership positions at St. Peters University Hospital. These included interim co-chief operating officer and vice president/chief medical officer.“Dr. Passannante has served with distinction in leadership roles at the medical center and will continue to inspire team members to provide highly-quality, patient-centered care,’’ said Robert G. Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, in the release.“As a cardiologist and hospital executive, Dr. Passannante is a proven leader who will develop strategies that focus on optimal outcomes in convenient settings for patients at every level of care,” added John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. ×Dr. Anthony J. Passannante Jr. Dr. Anthony J. Passannante Jr.last_img read more

Ocean City Crew Holiday Gift Wrapping Event – Monday Dec 16th 5-8PM

first_imgThe student athletes of the Ocean City High School Crew Program will be hosting a gift-wrapping fundraiser event on Monday, December 16th from 5-8PM at the Ocean City High School Library. The team will provide the wrapping paper or you can bring your own.All donations are appreciated and will go to the Ocean City High School Crew Program! Come out and get your holiday presents gift-wrapped by OCHS Crew. Photo credit: last_img

Chloe Wiegand’s grandfather changes plea

first_img By Jon Zimney – February 26, 2020 2 446 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Chloe Wiegand’s grandfather changes plea Google+ IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Family of Chloe Wiegand announces lawsuit against Royal Caribbean/ Photo courtesy of ABC 57 News The Michiana grandfather accused of dropping his granddaughter from a cruise ship window will change his plea to guilty. Salvatore Anello was previously charged with negligent homicide following the death of Chloe Wiegand back in July. ABC 57 News reports Anello decided to change his plea one day after declining his right to a jury trial.The family’s attorney says the decision was a difficult one for Anello and the family, but because the plea agreement includes no jail time and no admission of facts, it was decided the deal was in the best interest of the family so they can go back to focusing on mourning Chloe. Anello initially alleged that he did not know the window was open on the Royal Carribean ship when Wiegand was dropped from the 11th floor.The cruise line alleges that Anello leaned out the window before he picked up the little girl and lifted her over a railing. Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleIllinois recreational marijuana sales net $10M in tax revenue in 1st monthNext articleDriver accused in deadly crash in court today Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Irish café loses fight to halt rent hike

first_imgBewley’s Café, Dublin has lost a court case against its landlord to prevent a hike in its rent and now faces a bill of €1.5 billion (£1.2bn).   The Grafton street premises won a landmark victory last year against the hike, but that has now been turned around by the Supreme Court.Management at Bewley’s were disappointed with the verdict, but will now consider the judgement with lawyers.Group chief executive John Cahill said: “All we have sought to achieve is an acknowledgement of economic reality and fair treatment with a rent that reflects market values.”It was reported that the Supreme Court was dealing with matter contained in a lease signed in 1987, which allowed for upward-only rent movement. This meant the lease did not bargain for revisions in rent, which would take into account market conditions.Business lobby group Retail Excellence Ireland said the decision was bad for jobs and investment in the domestic economy.The lobby group claimed that, in the seven years to 2007, commercial rents in Ireland had increased by 240% while consumer prices had risen by 30%.last_img read more

Brunch Fundraiser Announced In Denver To Benefit The ACLU With Acoustic Performances

first_imgWe are pleased to announce that Live For Live Music and The Mischief Collection are teaming up for the first-ever ACLUistic Brunch Fundraiser at the Savoy at Curtis Park in Denver, Colorado. The daytime event on March 26th will bring members of local and nationally touring acts together to play an acoustic show that benefits the ACLU of Colorado. Thus far, Bridget Law (Elephant Revival) & Tierro Lee, Brad Parsons, Tori Pater, and Jacob Moss, Mark Pietrovito, & Brandon Jay (all of Part & Parcel) have all signed on to play unplugged sets for the fundraiser. If that (and the clever wordplay of the event’s name) doesn’t already pique your interest, hopefully the other goodies lined up for the event will. The event, which runs from 11 AM to 3 PM, will be serving 2$ mimosas and bloody marys for its duration, raffling off a free month of membership at Fit36, and bringing out a handful of local vendors to sell their wares.We’re pretty confident that drinking mimosas and listening to some wonderful tunes is a pretty good way to spend a Sunday morning, doubly so when all of the proceeds of the event are going to an important cause, and we hope you do too! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to the ACLU of Colorado. More information is available via the event’s Facebook page here, and tickets are available here. You can also check out some video of some of the performers below to get excited about their acoustic sets for the ACLUistic Brunch!Tierro and Bridget Law[Video courtesy of Bridget Law]Brad Parsons[Video courtesy of Neon Autumn]Tori Pater with Sam Holt[Video courtesy of MoBoogie]Jacob Moss and Mark Pietrovito (with their band, Part & Parcel)[Video courtesy of Youtube user Jennakaymay]last_img read more

‘The really interesting stuff is going to begin when the precedent runs out’

first_img Read Full Story Professor Benjamin I. Sachs is this year’s winner of the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence, an honor bestowed each spring by the Harvard Law School graduating class. The award recognizes teaching ability, attentiveness to student concerns and general contributions to student life at the law school.A specialist in labor and workplace law, Sachs joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 2008 as an assistant professor. He received tenure last year.In a nomination for this award, one student from the Class of 2013 described Sachs as someone who “loves to teach” and whose “discussions challenge students to question themselves and their peers while exploring legal concepts that shape our world. … There is no more generous or thoughtful member of our community.”In preparing his speech, Sachs told the audience that he had done what lawyers are trained to do: he looked to “relevant precedent.” But he advised the members of the Class of 2013 that they are “graduating into a world where the following of precedent will not be enough. …  There are big league crises out there and the people who have come before you do not know how to solve them.”Read more on the Harvard Law School website.last_img read more

Good genes are nice, but joy is better

first_img“Good relationships don’t just protect our bodies; they protect our brains,” said Waldinger in his TED talk. “And those good relationships, they don’t have to be smooth all the time. Some of our octogenarian couples could bicker with each other day in and day out, but as long as they felt that they could really count on the other when the going got tough, those arguments didn’t take a toll on their memories.”Since aging starts at birth, people should start taking care of themselves at every stage of life, the researchers say.“Aging is a continuous process,” Waldinger said. “You can see how people can start to differ in their health trajectory in their 30s, so that by taking good care of yourself early in life you can set yourself on a better course for aging. The best advice I can give is ‘Take care of your body as though you were going to need it for 100 years,’ because you might.”The study, like its remaining original subjects, has had a long life, spanning four directors, whose tenures reflected their medical interests and views of the time.Under the first director, Clark Heath, who stayed from 1938 until 1954, the study mirrored the era’s dominant view of genetics and biological determinism. Early researchers believed that physical constitution, intellectual ability, and personality traits determined adult development. They made detailed anthropometric measurements of skulls, brow bridges, and moles, wrote in-depth notes on the functioning of major organs, examined brain activity through electroencephalograms, and even analyzed the men’s handwriting.Now, researchers draw men’s blood for DNA testing and put them into MRI scanners to examine organs and tissues in their bodies, procedures that would have sounded like science fiction back in 1938. In that sense, the study itself represents a history of the changes that life brings.Psychiatrist George Vaillant, who joined the team as a researcher in 1966, led the study from 1972 until 2004. Trained as a psychoanalyst, Vaillant emphasized the role of relationships, and came to recognize the crucial role they played in people living long and pleasant lives. “When the study began, nobody cared about empathy or attachment. But the key to healthy aging is relationships, relationships, relationships.” — George Vaillant The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Researchers who have pored through data, including vast medical records and hundreds of in-person interviews and questionnaires, found a strong correlation between men’s flourishing lives and their relationships with family, friends, and community. Several studies found that people’s level of satisfaction with their relationships at age 50 was a better predictor of physical health than their cholesterol levels were.“When we gathered together everything we knew about them about at age 50, it wasn’t their middle-age cholesterol levels that predicted how they were going to grow old,” said Waldinger in a popular TED Talk. “It was how satisfied they were in their relationships. The people who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80.”,He recorded his TED talk, titled “What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness,” in 2015, and it has been viewed 13,000,000 times.The researchers also found that marital satisfaction has a protective effect on people’s mental health. Part of a study found that people who had happy marriages in their 80s reported that their moods didn’t suffer even on the days when they had more physical pain. Those who had unhappy marriages felt both more emotional and physical pain.Those who kept warm relationships got to live longer and happier, said Waldinger, and the loners often died earlier. “Loneliness kills,” he said. “It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.”According to the study, those who lived longer and enjoyed sound health avoided smoking and alcohol in excess. Researchers also found that those with strong social support experienced less mental deterioration as they aged.In part of a recent study, researchers found that women who felt securely attached to their partners were less depressed and more happy in their relationships two-and-a-half years later, and also had better memory functions than those with frequent marital conflicts. “Loneliness kills. It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.” — Robert Waldinger Second in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging.When scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression, they hoped the longitudinal study would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives.They got more than they wanted.After following the surviving Crimson men for nearly 80 years as part of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the world’s longest studies of adult life, researchers have collected a cornucopia of data on their physical and mental health.Of the original Harvard cohort recruited as part of the Grant Study, only 19 are still alive, all in their mid-90s. Among the original recruits were eventual President John F. Kennedy and longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. (Women weren’t in the original study because the College was still all male.)In addition, scientists eventually expanded their research to include the men’s offspring, who now number 1,300 and are in their 50s and 60s, to find out how early-life experiences affect health and aging over time. Some participants went on to become successful businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and others ended up as schizophrenics or alcoholics, but not on inevitable tracks.During the intervening decades, the control groups have expanded. In the 1970s, 456 Boston inner-city residents were enlisted as part of the Glueck Study, and 40 of them are still alive. More than a decade ago, researchers began including wives in the Grant and Glueck studies.Over the years, researchers have studied the participants’ health trajectories and their broader lives, including their triumphs and failures in careers and marriage, and the finding have produced startling lessons, and not only for the researchers.“The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” said Robert Waldinger, director of the study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation.”,Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives, the study revealed. Those ties protect people from life’s discontents, help to delay mental and physical decline, and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ, or even genes. That finding proved true across the board among both the Harvard men and the inner-city participants.The long-term research has received funding from private foundations, but has been financed largely by grants from the National Institutes of Health, first through the National Institute of Mental Health, and more recently through the National Institute on Aging. In a book called “Aging Well,” Vaillant wrote that six factors predicted healthy aging for the Harvard men: physical activity, absence of alcohol abuse and smoking, having mature mechanisms to cope with life’s ups and downs, and enjoying both a healthy weight and a stable marriage. For the inner-city men, education was an additional factor. “The more education the inner city men obtained,” wrote Vaillant, “the more likely they were to stop smoking, eat sensibly, and use alcohol in moderation.”Vaillant’s research highlighted the role of these protective factors in healthy aging. The more factors the subjects had in place, the better the odds they had for longer, happier lives.“When the study began, nobody cared about empathy or attachment,” said Vaillant. “But the key to healthy aging is relationships, relationships, relationships.”The study showed that the role of genetics and long-lived ancestors proved less important to longevity than the level of satisfaction with relationships in midlife, now recognized as a good predictor of healthy aging. The research also debunked the idea that people’s personalities “set like plaster” by age 30 and cannot be changed.“Those who were clearly train wrecks when they were in their 20s or 25s turned out to be wonderful octogenarians,” he said. “On the other hand, alcoholism and major depression could take people who started life as stars and leave them at the end of their lives as train wrecks.”Professor Robert Waldinger is director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the world’s longest studies of adult life. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe study’s fourth director, Waldinger has expanded research to the wives and children of the original men. That is the second-generation study, and Waldinger hopes to expand it into the third and fourth generations. “It will probably never be replicated,” he said of the lengthy research, adding that there is yet more to learn.“We’re trying to see how people manage stress, whether their bodies are in a sort of chronic ‘fight or flight’ mode,” Waldinger said. “We want to find out how it is that a difficult childhood reaches across decades to break down the body in middle age and later.”Lara Tang ’18, a human and evolutionary biology concentrator who recently joined the team as a research assistant, relishes the opportunity to help find some of those answers. She joined the effort after coming across Waldinger’s TED talk in one of her classes.“That motivated me to do more research on adult development,” said Tang. “I want to see how childhood experiences affect developments of physical health, mental health, and happiness later in life.”Asked what lessons he has learned from the study, Waldinger, who is a Zen priest, said he practices meditation daily and invests time and energy in his relationships, more than before.“It’s easy to get isolated, to get caught up in work and not remembering, ‘Oh, I haven’t seen these friends in a long time,’ ” Waldinger said. “So I try to pay more attention to my relationships than I used to.”last_img read more

‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’

first_img ‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’ Justice Harry Lee Anstead read the court’s proclamation about the 218th anniversary of the signing of the world’s oldest written constitution on September 17, 1787.With help from a few students, Justice Charles Wells led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.The rotunda was soon abuzz with children clutching their pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions and clamoring for autographs from Ben Franklin and the justices.They had a chance to grip feathered quill pens and sign their own names to parchment renditions of the Constitution, to check out an exhibit of the original constitutional journal of Florida from the 1800s, and to gobble up pieces of sheet cake decorated with the stars and stripes.Constitution Day was celebrated at the Florida Supreme Court, with a special session of the court and educational exhibits and programs. Inspired by a law that President George W. Bush signed last year instructing schools to honor Constitution Day in some way, the day’s events were filmed and rebroadcast in schools across the state.The day’s message, Chief Justice Pariente told the students, is that “our government cannot exist without the approval of the people. And you here today, you are our citizens, and you are our leaders of tomorrow. So we want you to understand and appreciate what our founding fathers knew and what has kept us strong as a country for over 200 years. Basic rights are guaranteed to each and every one of you as Americans. But if you take it for granted our democracy is threatened. So that’s why your participation here and around the state is so important.”The fifth-graders learned more about the Bill of Rights, gathering in small groups with Justices Anstead and Peggy Quince, along with Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge Fred Hazouri, Tallahassee lawyer Kelly O’Keefe, and Annette Pitts of the Florida Law-Related Education Association.And an array of high school students gathered back in the courtroom with Pariente and Justice Raoul Cantero for a lively round-table discussion on everything from the purpose of the Constitution to our structure of government to their opinions on actual U.S. Supreme Court rulings on First Amendment cases.Eighteen-year-old Katherine Davis, a senior at Tallahassee’s Lincoln High School and the daughter of lawyers Cecil and Eva Davis who plans to be a lawyer herself, said sitting elbow-to-elbow with the justices and discussing the law was a unique honor.“It’s interesting to get up close and personal and hear their personal views on things they might not be able to say in the courtroom,” Davis said.“I value America. I think we are the ideal. I think we really stand apart from the rest of the world in our governmental setup. And that’s something that needs to be nurtured. It needs to be continued. And that’s why programs like this are so important.” Supreme Court celebrates Constitution Day Jan Pudlow Senior Editor October 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular Newscenter_img A jazzy gospel rendition of “America” from golden-voiced Fred Lee bounced off the walls of the courtroom, bringing chills and tears to Chief Justice Barbara Pariente. Ben Franklin — a.k.a. Lloyd Wheeler of History Alive Productions — just returned from Philadelphia to tell the roomful of students that the founding fathers have “just given you a free country. And it is your duty to keep it free.” ‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’last_img read more

Hempstead Shooting Leaves Teen Driver Hurt

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager was shot and wounded while driving a car through Hempstead late Saturday night, Nassau County police said.Hempstead village police officers responded to a report of shots fired while a large crowd was crossing South Franklin Street and a Toyota Sienna was seen fleeing the scene  at 11:33 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.Officers stopped the car shortly later and found the 17-year-old driver had suffered a gun shot to his right thigh, police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. His passenger was not hurt.Third Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding the above listed crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more