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India: Passing Out Parade at Naval Academy

first_img India: Passing Out Parade at Naval Academy Back to overview,Home naval-today India: Passing Out Parade at Naval Academy Share this article November 28, 2013center_img Training & Education At an impressive Passing Out Parade (POP) held at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala on 23 Nov 13, 399 cadets of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard passed through the portals of the INA, on successful completion of their training.This POP marked the commissioning of the cadets of the second B Tech graduate course (85th Indian Naval Academy Course) into the Indian Navy.The passing-out cadets belonged to the four passing-out courses of the Autumn Term 2013, viz., the 85th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC), the 85th Integrated Cadet Course (ICC), the 16th Naval Orientation (Extended) Course and the 17th Naval Orientation (Regular) Course. Also graduating and marching shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts were 28 female cadets from the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.The parade was reviewed by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM, ADC. After the ceremonial review, Admiral Joshi awarded medals to several meritorious cadets. The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM and, the Commandant, INA, Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, were also present at this momentous occasion. All the Passing-Out cadets took an Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution of India, which was administered by the Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor, INA, Rear Admiral G V Ravindran. The Passing-Out Parade was witnessed by the proud parents and guardians of the successful cadets, as well as by a large number of dignitaries, including several Defence and Naval Attaches of friendly foreign countries.The ‘Presidents Gold Medal’, for the cadet adjudged first in the overall order-of-merit of the INAC course was awarded to Squadron Cadet Captain Kiran T Anil, ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal’ for the cadet adjudged first in overall order-of-merit for the Naval Orientation (Extended) Course was awarded to probationary Sub Lieutenant Avijit Mishra. Probationary Sub Lieutenant Kritika Sharma was awarded the ‘Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal’ for the cadet adjudged first in overall order-of-merit for the Naval Orientation (Regular) Course and also the ‘Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (South) Gold Medal’ for being adjudged the best female cadet of the course.The glittering ceremony culminated with the successful cadets forming up in two columns, and marching, with their gleaming swords held in salute, past the Academy’s Saluting Dias (known as the Quarterdeck), in Slow March, to the traditional notes of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, the poignant farewell tune played by all Armed Forces of the world when bidding adieu to colleagues and comrades. Naval and Coast Guard Donier aircraft flew past in perfect synchronization with the Passing-Out Drill.On completion of the parade, the ceremony of ‘Shipping-of-Stripes’ was conducted. The proud parents/guardians of the passing out cadets shipped the Naval (or Coast Guard) epaulettes, popularly known as ‘Stripes’ on the shoulders of their children/wards, thus symbolizing their transformation from ‘cadets’ into full fledged Naval or Coast Guard Officers and leaders. The Chief Guest and other dignitaries present congratulated the trainees on their successful completion of the rigorous course. On completion of the training at the Indian Naval Academy, the officers will proceed to various Naval and Coast Guard ships/establishments, to consolidate their training in specific fields.[mappress]Press Release, November 28, 2013; Image: Indian Navylast_img read more

All Invited to Dedication of Mark Soifer Park

first_imgEverybody is invited to a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday (April 16) to dedicate Mark Soifer Park.  The park is located across from City Hall at the intersection of Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue and honors Ocean City’s long-time public relations director, who will retire at the end of the year after a 45-year career. The dedication takes place before the noon Doo Dah Parade, one of the many events Soifer brought to Ocean City. The ceremony will include a short tribute to Soifer and the unveiling of a new sign and plaque. Please encourage anybody who knows Mark to come out and thank him for his dedication to America’s Greatest Family Resort.last_img read more

St. Joseph County Police K9s Farkas, Odin receive donation of body armors

first_img Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police) St. Joseph County Police Department’s K9s Farkas and Odin have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.The vests were sponsored by Lourdes Findley of Orlando, FL and embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”.Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,830 U.S. made, custom-fitted, NIJ certified protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $960.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. By 95.3 MNC – April 8, 2020 0 239 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ St. Joseph County Police K9s Farkas, Odin receive donation of body armors Previous articleBethel University offering academic, sports summer campsNext articleISDH: IN over 200 dead, recovery data hopefully soon 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Phil Lesh’s House Just Hit The Market For A Cool $10 Million

first_imgWant a piece of Grateful Dead history? If you have $10.35 million to spend, you might want to consider buying the house currently owned by Phil Lesh. The Grateful Dead bassist just put his home in Marin County (outside of San Francisco, CA) up for that asking price, according to the New York Post.According to the report, Lesh bought the house in 2002 for $9.35 million. It was first built in 1906, but has since been updated, and features seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. Not too shabby!If you want to peek inside Phil Lesh’s home of the last 14 years, check out a couple images of the property posted on Zillow. There are more images available on their website as well.last_img read more

Medeski Martin & Wood Begin 25th Anniversary Celebration With Intimate NYC Performance

first_imgLate last year, Medeski Martin & Wood were set to celebrate their 25th anniversary with three shows at intimate NYC venue (le) poisson rouge. Those shows were rescheduled due to health issues with bassist Chris Wood, ultimately being pushed back until after the New Year. Though the 25th anniversary shows are now being held during the band’s 26th year together, the feeling was much the same, as the three renowned musicians took the stage with determination for the first of three nights yesterday.LPR is a venue that holds 700 people – certainly an underplay for a band as well respected as MMW. The sold out crowd was particularly enthusiastic, packing the intimate room but never stepping on each other’s toes in the process. As Medeski Martin & Wood emerged in the burgeoning NYC jam scene of the 1990’s, the intimate performance must have felt like a family reunion of sorts, rekindling the old flames with some great music, setting, and crowd.The trio opened the show with three members of the Ho-Chunk Native American tribe, who chanted and played percussion while simultaneously decked in Green Bay Packers jerseys. You can see them in the following photo.After the emotional opening performance, it was time for the musical odyssey that is John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood. The trio locked in immediately, as if no time had passed since their last performance months ago. Their music is a seamless blend that explores the realms of jazz, funk, ambient, avant garde and downright psychedelic sonic exploration. At times groovy and at other times cosmic, this was MMW at their finest. After 25(+1) years, they’re more than a band, but a instinctual musical unit that ebbs and flows to perfection.Songs played throughout the night include opening number “Think” and set one closing tune, “I Wanna Ride You.” The show also included performances of “Night Marchers,” “Shack Man,” “Buster,” “Jelly Belly,” “Chubb Sub” and an encore of “Just Like I Pictured It.” Below, check out a pair of videos captured from the event. Check out a full gallery from the show below as well, courtesy of Chad Anderson Photography. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Harvard to launch Ivy League Digital Network

first_imgThis upcoming season, fans of Harvard’s sports teams will have an all new way to follow and support the Crimson as they take on the rest of the Ivy League.The August Launch of The Ivy League Digital Network will give students, alumni and all supporters of the Crimson a unique fan experience. Harvard fans can look forward to enjoying upgraded broadcasts for the teams they’ve enjoyed following in past seasons as the subscription based-channel will now offer broadcasts streamed in HD, with improved graphics and in-game statistical information. The completely redesigned digital channel includes an easy-to-navigate interface with a League-wide network schedule and new interactive touch points to showcase the expanded content offerings available on computer, mobile and tablet devices all without the use of an app.“Our athletes and our teams wouldn’t enjoy the success they do without the support of our great fans. That is why we are very excited to showcase Harvard Athletics on the new Ivy Digital Network, giving our fans a great new user experience and a great way to continue to support the Crimson,” said Tim Williamson, director of athletic communications. “With expanded production capabilities, more camera angles, better replays, and high definition quality, this partnership will allow us to enhance the access of our fans, alumni, student body and overall Harvard community to our athletic program.”Available now for a limited time, fans can purchase a discounted yearly package to the Harvard channel. In August, the price for subscriptions will increase. Read Full Storylast_img read more

ND campaign raises funds to fight Ebola

first_imgThe ND Unite to Fight Ebola campaign is raising funds to send medical supplies to West Africa, according to Dr. Katherine Taylor, director of operations of the Eck Institute for Global Health.Photo courtesy of Yassah Lavelah “First of all, our role is compassion,” Taylor said. “When we see this happening somewhere, and the devastating impact on the communities in West Africa, we feel compelled to do something. I think we were all here looking at each other, saying ‘What can we do? How can we help?’ This is the transformation of that concern into action.”The University-wide campaign, which continues on campus through Oct. 17, focuses on two main goals, Taylor said. After that date, the campaign will still accept donations online from the broader Notre Dame community.“The first goal is education and awareness, and the second one is to raise funds to purchase and ship supplies directly to West Africa,” she said. “… We decided that we wanted to do a short burst of activity because of the urgency, just because we’d like to get the supplies there as quickly as possible. We are intending to extend the campaign, particularly to alumni, following the close of the campaign here on campus.”The donations from the ND Unite to Fight Ebola campaign will support medical aid workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Taylor said.“There are several personal contacts that the University of Notre Dame has with organizations in both Liberia and Sierra Leone,” Taylor said. “In Liberia there is a young woman, Yassah Lavelah, a Liberian national, who participated in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the University of Notre Dame in 2014.“She and her mother run a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia. It’s the Ma V. Maternity Clinic, and she made a direct appeal to some of us here, who have kept in touch with her, to see if we can provide supplies. They haven’t received any supplies so far. We’ve gotten pictures from her, of them attending to patients essentially wearing rain jackets as their personal protective equipment. So obviously this is a very a dangerous situation for her and her mother.”The donations from the campaign will also support a hospital in Sierra Leone, Taylor said.“The second site is very well known by one of the Notre Dame professors, Catherine Bolten, at the Kroc Institute [for International Peace Studies],” Taylor said. “She’s worked in Sierra Leone for the better part of the last 12 years and has been connected with a hospital there. They’re also in desperate need of assistance.”Taylor said the campaign has teamed up with the Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, a Springfield, Illinois-based “medical surplus recovery organization focused on meeting the healthcare needs of individuals in developing nations,” according to the agency’s website.Taylor said the Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach will coordinate the shipment of supplies to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Eck Institute, Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development have also supported the campaign, she said.“These are the two places we’re targeting, and we intend to work with one of our partners, Hospital Mission Sisters Outreach,” she said. “They get medical supplies to remote areas,” she said. “Through them we will make a donation, and they are already working with people at these two sites to see what should go in the containers and how we’re going to get them to them.”Taylor said the campaign has sponsored a number of events on campus for the past two weeks, including two talks — one of which featured Mark Ferdig, a Mercy Corps senior team leader and brother of biology professor Michael Ferdig, and biology professor Rob Stahelin, who researches Ebola.“We’ve had professors giving lectures; we’ve established a Facebook page and a blog page,” Taylor said. “Two gentlemen from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research gave a talk … all about Ebola and the response.”The campaign has partnered with undergraduate student groups including ND Fighting NTDs, ND8 and Timmy Global Health, Taylor said.“Students have played a role in the awareness campaign as well as the fundraising,” she said.Taylor said contributions can be brought to the Eck Institute in 120 Brownson Hall or made online at Thursday, the campaign will host a prayer service at the Grotto at 8:30 p.m.“This week is going to be our final push, and we hope that anyone that hasn’t contributed will find ways to contribute,” she said. “We hope to be able to get these funds converted into supplies and get them headed to West Africa as soon as possible. I think everyone understands how urgent the situation is. We just want to act as quickly as we can.”Taylor said the success of the campaign will not only provide aid to Ebola patients in West Africa but will also have global implications and reflect Notre Dame’s commitment to being a force for good in the world.“I think we all do understand now that the epidemic needs to be stopped in West Africa, or it’s going to continue to be a concern for the rest of the world,” she said. “As the Global Health Institute, we understand the global nature of the problem, and that it’s going to require the whole world to come together to solve this problem.”“It will be good for Notre Dame to stand up and be counted as an institution, a Catholic institution, that works together to make a difference, so that we can be proud of what we’ve done,” Taylor said. “I’d like to challenge everyone to get involved.”Tags: Ebola, Eck Global Health Institute, eck institute, Global health, Kellogg Institue, Kroc Institutelast_img read more

Transportation Enhancement Grants Now Available

first_imgTransportation Enhancement Grants Now AvailableMONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is now accepting funding applications for 2009 Transportation Enhancement projects.The Agency will award about $3 million to municipalities, non-profits, and State and Federal agencies that can be used to enhance Vermont’s transportation system in twelve broad categories.Grant awards will be made in the $10,000 to $300,000 range. Projects require a 20 percent local match and must have a strong transportation connection, but they cannot be roadway projects or maintenance activities.“All towns, cities and non-profit agencies operate with limited financial resources,” said VTrans Secretary Neale Lunderville. “The transportation enhancement grant program is a great opportunity for them to acquire funding for projects that otherwise they could not afford.”The grant program is a federal requirement, and awards use 100 percent federal dollars. VTrans cannot reallocate these funds for paving, road reconstruction, bridges, or other traditional transportation projects.Federal rules limit the grants to 12 broad categories that enhance Vermont’s transportation system. They are: ·       Bicycle and pedestrian facilities.·       Bicycle and pedestrian safety and education activities.·       Purchase of scenic easements or historic sites.·       Historic or scenic highway programs including visitor centers, landscaping and scenic beautification.·       Landscaping and scenic beautification.·       Historic preservation.·       Rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities.·       Preservation of abandoned railway corridors.·       Control and removal of outdoor advertising.·       Archeological planning.·       Environmental mitigation of highway runoff and vehicle-caused wildlife mortality.·       Establishment of transportation museums. Examples of eligible activities are public sidewalks and bicycle paths, public school bicycle safety “rodeos,” purchase of an easement to protect an important scenic roadside vista, planting trees to beautify a street, rehabilitating an historic building into a tourist welcome center, rehabilitating an historic bridge or railroad station, archeology to evaluate the best location for a bike path, re-vegetating a roadside stream bank to stop erosion, rebuilding a town salt shed to stop polluting a stream, constructing an underpass to allow wildlife to cross a road, and rehabilitating an historic railroad engine as a permanent transportation exhibit. Applications require that a Letter of Intent be submitted to VTrans by June 16, 2008. Actual applications are due August 26, 2008.  Applicants are also required to attend a training workshop on either June 23 or June 25, 2007.  Applications and instructions can be obtained by phoning Sandy Aja at 802-828-2544 or by visiting the Internet at…(link is external)John ZicconiVTrans Communications DirectorTelephone: 802.828.1647 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3522 ¨ Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Mount Snow new six-person bubble lift gets flown in

first_imgMount Snow Resort,Mount Snow employed a helicopter earlier this month to fly-in the 25 lift towers for its new six passenger bubble chairlift. A Sikorsky construction helicopter was used to fly twenty-five 8,500+ pound lift towers from the base of Mount Snow up the mountain, placing the galvanized steel towers on bolts the size of wiffleball bats from almost 100-feet in the air.This is the most significant part of the installation process for Mount Snow’s new $8.5 million lift. The very large construction helicopter ‘picked’ lift towers and crossarm assemblies from the staging area at the base of the mountain and flew them to the lift tower bases along the future lift line. The helicopter stays airborne throughout the entire process.  Crews on the ground attach and detach, by hand, a hook connected to an 80-foot cable hanging from the belly of the helicopter.  This carefully orchestrated process is supervised by officials from Leitner-Poma; the manufacturers of the Bluebird Express. Mount Snow in Wilmington, one of the parts of Vermont hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene, plans to open as usual in early November for skiing. It anticipates that the Bluebird Express bubble lift will be operational by then or shortly after opening day.Facts about the installation: The helicopter company is called Construction Helicopters based out of MichiganThe helicopter itself is a Sikorsky SK61.  It has a 62-foot rotor span and can lift up to 10,000 poundsThe helicopter did almost 40 ‘picks’, ie, separate trips from the staging area at the base to lift tower locations along the lift lineThe lift has a total of 25 towers. Crews were able to install three of the towers using ground equipment, so the helicopter flew in 22 of the towers. It took only five hours to fly in all of the parts for the 22 towers.Mount Snow is also building a 60’ X 130’ bubble chair storage barn.  They will take the bubble chairs off the line every night and store them in this climate controlled, timber frame structure.  This allows them to dictate how many chairs to put on the line and in the event of overnight icing or sticky snow, all they must do is clean off the haul rope to get the lift going, instead of having to clean off the chairs and their attachments which is more time consuming.  Source: Mount Snow Resort. 10.7.2011last_img read more

5 suggestions for end-of-year reflections

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It is quite common to reflect on accomplishments and challenges from the past year at this time. This kind of reflection can help us get our minds and hearts ready for the year ahead.As we take this time to reflect and plan, Jessica Stillman, contributor, offers several suggestions to help make this time as productive as possible. Some of her suggestions include:– Give thanks, in writing. “Counting your blessings strengthens your positivity muscles, putting you on a more optimistic footing for the year ahead,” she writes.– Declutter your space, and your brain. Changes to your physical environment can help you get your head in the right place. continue reading »last_img read more

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