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first_img View post tag: Navy USS Theodore Roosevelt Begins CMA Process Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Begins CMA Process May 23, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Roosevelt View post tag: begins USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) began the first phase of the ship’s crew move aboard (CMA) process May 21 after nearly three years in refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) and marks a major step for the crew as they inherit the ship to start living, training and operating onboard.CMA, which marks a major milestone for the crew as the ship enters its final year of RCOH, is a four-month process where supplies, equipment, workstations and some crew members will gradually move onto the ship.“Team Theodore Roosevelt has put forth outstanding effort and dedication towards getting ready for the Crew Move Aboard process,” said TR Commanding Officer Capt. Billy Hart. “RCOH is one of the world’s most complex industrial jobs, and deckplate by deckplate, we’re taking back the ship so our Sailors can live, train and operate aboard to return TR to the fleet.”During the first phase of CMA, supplies such as mattresses, new damage control equipment, computers and communication equipment will be moved aboard. The duty section will also be able to use berthing areas on the ship and various departments will begin moving and working aboard the ship as well.“I think we are doing great as far as getting spaces ready,” said Cmdr. Chad Hixson, strike operations officer and CMA coordinator. “Spaces that are groomed and ready to be lived in look great.”The second phase, ‘eat aboard’, scheduled for June, will feature the ship’s galley opening to serve meals to the crew onboard the ship.CMA is scheduled to end in September after the third phase, ‘work aboard’, where all departments will be expected to be operating on the ship, is complete.“CMA is about us taking back our house and getting back onto our turf,” said Hixson. “It’s about ownership. This is our home. This is what it’s all about.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 23, 2012 Training & Education View post tag: USS View post tag: process Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Theodore View post tag: CMAlast_img read more

first_imgRED BANK—The Borough of Red Bank has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure to resident on several streets.A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street has resulted in the advisory for residents living on Spring Street, between Elm Place and Tower Hill Avenue; Manor Drive; and Harding Road, between Horace Place and Tower Hill Avenue.Borough officials note that the advisory is a standard precaution, taken whenever pressure is lost in municipal pipes because of a main break.As a precaution, the state Department of Environmental Protection requires the borough to issue the following advisory: The Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a potential or actual threat of the quality of water being provided to you currently exists.  Therefore, until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow to cool before using for consumption;  drinking, ice cubes, washing vegetables and fruit, and for brushing teeth.  Please continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.We also recommend the following steps:*Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;*Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;*Rinse hand-washed dishes for one minute in diluted bleach (one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle;*Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;*Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;*Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;*Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.The Red Bank Water Utility is addressing the issue and it is expected that the precautionary measure will be over in the next 24 hours. Borough officials will notify residents as soon as the advisory is liftedAnyone with questions may call 732-530-2770.last_img read more

first_imgGet your thinking cap on ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash and see how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-53] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgArcata >> Ja’Quan Gardner has had monster games before.He’s set records — a lot of them — and probably will do so at least a few more times in Humboldt State’s final four regular-season games.He’s put on his Superman cape and taken over games before.But in Saturday night’s 52-49 win over Azusa Pacific this past Saturday night at the Redwood Bowl, Gardner took things to a different kind of level. And it was the kind of level, one where he completely tore the APU defense apart, that his team …last_img read more

first_imgSouth Africa finished 22nd on the Paralympics medals table, which ended in Rio on 18 September 2016. Team South Africa has made a nation proud by bringing home a total of 17 medals. We take a look at the country’s performance.Fourteen-year-old Ntando Mahlangu brings home a silver medal for the men’s 200m T42 at the Rio Paralympics 2016. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube, Sascoc)Compiled by Priya PitamberIn spectacular fashion, the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games ended on 18 September. South Africa finished the tournament on a high note, with 17 medals under their belt.“Cabinet joins the nation in commending the performance of Team South Africa, who are at the Rio 2016 Paralympics,” said Jeff Radebe, the minister in the Presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation. “These athletes are making our nation proud and continue to build on our stellar reputation of performing well at the Paralympics.”Gold medals Kevin Paul: swimming Men’s 100m breaststroke – SB9 Hilton Langenhoven: athletics Men’s long jump – T12 Charl du Toit: athletics Men’s 100m – T37 Ernst van Dyk: cycling Men’s road race – H5 Reinhardt Hamman: athletics Men’s javelin throw – F38 Charl du Toit: athletics Men’s 400m – T37 Dyan Buis: athletics Men’s 400m – T38 Watch this interview with Paul, who won the country’s first gold this year:See Du Toit set a new world record:Silver medals Ilse Hayes: athletics Women’s 100m – T13 Ntando Mahlangu: athletics Men’s 200m – T42 Anrune Liebenberg: athletics Women’s 400m – T47 Jonathan Ntutu: athletics Men’s 100m – T12 Ilse Hayes: athletics Women’s 400m – T13 Hilton Langenhoven: athletics Men’s 200m – T12 Fourteen-year-old Mahlangu thanked South Africa for the opportunity to compete:Bronze medals Fanie van der Merwe: athletics Men’s 100m – T37 Tyrone Pillay: athletics Men’s shot put – T42 Zanele Situ: athletics Women’s javelin throw – F54 Dyan Buis: athletics Men’s long jump – T38 Pillay dedicated his win to his mum and other loved ones:last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I recently found myself inescapably trapped in a traffic jam in Indianapolis. It wasn’t cars and trucks, but a sea of blue jackets that prevented me from moving. I was in a hurry to meet with some folks for an interview and was being temporarily delayed without any hope of moving. The reason: the National Anthem.I was riding up the escalator just outside of the arena prior to the start of a session. All of the televisions in the hallway featured a lone corduroy-clad FFA member singing a beautiful, respectful version of the National Anthem then switched to a picture of the flag. The escalator was packed with FFA members trying to get to their seats for the start of the Session and everyone (to a person) stopped in the places they were standing with their hand over their heart, respectfully watching the flag on the multiple televisions in the vicinity. The problem, of course, was that the disrespectful escalator kept relentlessly hauling the students to the next floor where they began to pile up all around me in a mass of patriotic FFA members. By the time the song was done, quite a crowd had amassed and there were FFA members falling all over each other, but almost no words broke the respectful silence.At the other sessions, I was amazed every time more than 50,000 teenagers and their advisors in one arena stood in complete silence between the pauses in the national anthem. It happened over and over again. I’d purposefully listen during the pause after “banner ye-et wa-ave.” Every time. Silence. Amazing.Then, after “home of the brave” thunderous applause and cheers of USA, USA, USA erupted from every corner of the formerly quiet arena. Also amazing.As always it was a real pleasure to see so many talented, hard working FFA members from around Ohio get recognized at the highest levels of competition. For example, Chrysta Beck of Pettisville was the American Star in Agriscience winner. She has worked extensively with poultry for her project.“It is pretty amazing. It is a lot of work and it feels good to be here,” Beck said. “My project ranged from general broiler production factors to in-egg injection of probiotics as an antibiotic alternative, so it was a wide range of the poultry industry to say the least. In my production factors I looked at different temperature ranges and I found the ideal temperature range to use in my facilities. I also found that probiotics may be a viable option for the poultry industry as we move forward to antibiotic free programs.”Beck is at Mississippi State University finishing up her undergrad degree with plans to eventually go to vet school and start a career in avian medicine and research. Beck’s passion for poultry and dedication to her work have served her well, but it hasn’t always been easy.“Don’t be afraid to try and go for it. If it is a passion of yours, look into it and work hard for it,” she said. “I have had many hypotheses that are not supported by the data I have collected. It is good to not get discouraged by that. The work will always go on.”It was not just Ohio’s students that were recognized. This state is also home to many talented advisors. Stephanie Jolliff, the FFA advisor for the Ridgemont Chapter was recognized for her years of student success as an Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher.“I have been blessed to have a career in ag education. For those looking into this profession, it is one of the greatest professions you can choose because you have the opportunity to mold and impact young people and really focus on how we provide transferrable skills. I have been at Ridgemont for 12 years and have been teaching for 21 years. I have a passion for ag education. I am working on my PhD right now with an interest in continuing to pursue the growth of agricultural education so we can continue to feed and clothe our growing population,” Jolliff said. “Every young person has amazing God given talents that I think it is our job to find and polish. Many times kids walk into our classrooms and don’t understand those hidden treasures they have within their heart. I think the beauty of ag teachers across the country is being able to connect with kids one on one, understand what their talents are, and then hone in on those through agricultural education and truly bolster the next leaders of our country.”She pointed out that the always-evolving FFA provides the framework for teachers to help student success.“Kids come out of FFA with a strong passion for work and change and a desire for things to be improved. That is what ag teachers do and why people teach ag,” Jolliff said. “At the heart of this is the structure of the FFA. The rigor, the content and the curriculum have continued to grow. If we look in the fields of agriculture and how a tractor has changed, that is really how ag education has transformed. We are producing good students but the technology and the tools have changed.”Even Ohio FFA alumni were showcased at the event. Honorary American Degrees were presented to Leah Amstutz of Columbus, Karen Cooley of Williamsfield and Andrew Muntz of Columbus. Mark Schweitzer, VP of investor relations for ADM and Liberty Benton FFA alum, was onstage at the National Convention in his role as the 2017 Chair for the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board.“We had $25.8 million generated in the last year. It was raised by the Sponsors’ Board made up of companies all across North America and individual donors. It will go into scholarships, education, leadership programs, and some of it will filter back into the state organizations. Giving back to the students is the real goal,” Schweitzer said. “For me agriculture is a career. It is a passion. If you walk out of here and this is not contagious to you, you’d better look in the mirror because something is wrong. If the future is in their capable hands, I’m comfortable. These students are motivated.“All of us may compete in some sectors of the business in the agricultural value chain, but we have common goal of creating a talent pipeline for the future. Everybody throws their hat in the ring and works hard to be able to raise those dollars to go back into these programs. Industry is stoked about what they can do with this organization.”In my experience of attending many years of the National FFA Convention, Schweitzer is right. It is impossible to not feel better about our state, our nation and our future during a visit to the event, even if you have to endure an occasional traffic jam.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings the crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood together to talk a busy time in Ohio agriculture.National FFA Week has Joel Penhorwood talking with Ohio FFA State President Ryan Matthews. The ongoing conversation of Dicamba herbicide training took Ty to a session with farmers where he caught up with Stewart Seeds’ Justin Petrisino Dicamba. The recent Pork Congress hears from Ohio Pork President Rich Deaton.last_img read more