Spain: LHD Juan Carlos I Receives Battle Ensign

first_img Authorities View post tag: receives Share this article View post tag: Spain View post tag: Carlos View post tag: Battle View post tag: Ensign Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ‘Juan Carlos I’ has been presented with the Battle Ensign in Cádiz by Spain’s Queen Sofia, the sponsor of the LDH.The ceremony was attended by military and civilian authorities, among them Spanish Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés, the Chief of Naval Staff (AJEMA), Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, and the President of the Andalusian Regional Government, Susana Díaz.The ceremony commenced with the AJEMA offering the Ensign to Her Majesty after having been blessed by the Spanish Navy Military Chaplain. Subsequently, the Queen handed the Ensign to the Commanding Officer of the ‘Juan Carlos I’, Captain Antonio Piñeiro Sánchez who, following an ancient tradition, knelt down and kissed the flag.The ships nearby fired a gun salute and, among a ringing of bells, Captain Piñeiro hoisted the Ensign assisted by his Officer and Navigator.The ‘Juan Carlos I’ is the largest warship built domestically for the Spanish Navy. Her length is 231 meters and beam 32 meters.The ship was delivered on September 30th 2010 and her home port is Rota Naval Base.Her main missions include transport, landing and support of a Marine Corps force; force projection ashore, acting as an aero-naval platform and participation in non military operations like humanitarian aid, disaster relief or evacuation of non-combatants in crisis areas.[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2013; Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: Landing View post tag: LHD September 19, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Juan Spain: LHD Juan Carlos I Receives Battle Ensign View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: Navy View post tag: Dock View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Spain: LHD Juan Carlos I Receives Battle Ensign View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

Waitress’ Charity Angel Dawson Is the Tuner’s New Becky

first_img Related Shows She’s trading in scrubs for serving trays! Charity Angél Dawson, who originated the role of Nurse Norma during Waitress’ premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has been part of the cast ever since, assumed the role of Becky beginning on October 20. Keala Settle played her last performance in the Diane Paulus-helmed hit on October 19.A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Dawson has also been seen on the Great White Way in the 2014 revival of Side Show; she played Lavora in the off-Broadway production of Disaster!. Her other stage credits include Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Kiss Me Kate, The Wiz and West Side Story.The cast of Waitress also features Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, William Popp, Christopher Fitzgerald and Eric Anderson.Waitress marks five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles’ stage-writing debut. Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly and book by Jessie Nelson, the tuner follows Jenna (Mueller), a small town waitress stuck in a loveless marriage. As a nearby baking contest approaches (and a new doctor comes to town), she’s torn between her commitments and—thanks to her pie-making expertise—a chance at freedom. View Comments Waitresscenter_img Charity Angél Dawson(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020last_img read more

Long Beach Police to Get Shotspotter Technology

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Beach city police officers will soon be responding more quickly to shootings thanks to ShotSpotter, a sophisticated gunshot detection system being deployed amid rising concerns about shootings on the barrier island.Nassau County Legis. Denise Ford (R-Long Beach) secured $500,000 to fund the technology, which uses acoustic sensors and software to pinpoint the location of gunfire within milliseconds of the shot going off. Within 30-60 seconds of shootings, police officers are directly notified of gunshots—bypassing 911 and dispatchers—enabling them to dramatically decrease response times to these incidents.“This technology will enable [police officers] to capture the gunmen more quickly, and even more importantly, the victim will receive medical attention and care much, much sooner,” Ford said during a news conference Tuesday at the Evangel Revival Community Church. “For too long, the good residents of these neighborhoods have lived in fear, and it is time that we take action to restore a sense of security.”Nassau County police have credited Shotspotter with reducing gunfire by 80 percent in Roosevelt and Uniondale, where the system debuted in 2010. Suffolk County deployed Shotspotter in Huntington Station, Brentwood, North Amityville, Wyandanch and North the following year. And Hempstead village police began using it after that. ShotSpotter is similarly used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, who have used it to track snipers.“This is a vital tool to really help us eliminate this issue from our neighborhood to make it safe,” Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said.Recent shootings in Long Beach include a 4-year-old boy being grazed by a bullet last month, a man hit by gunfire in April and a 28-year-old man who was killed last fall. Arrests were made in all three cases.The Shotspotter funding came from the county legislature’s discretionary Community Revitalization Projects program. The half-million dollar budget is enough to fund the Shotspotter program for five years.Aside from helping catch shooters and save victims, ShotSpotter also aids citizens in communities where there is a fear of retaliation for calling 911. The technology provides all of the data necessary about the gunshots in order to prosecute suspects without eyewitness testimony, although officials continue to urge the public to still call 911.In response to privacy concerns, ShotSpotter officials noted that the sensors’ microphones are not constantly recording or listening, except for the milliseconds before and after gunshots are fired. The devices do not record video and are placed high on top of buildings in order to cover more area, typically 50-100 feet above street level.Officials said they hope that the mere presence of ShotSpotter will help deter shootings in the community.“We’re not gonna take it anymore,” said New York State Assemb. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach). “We have the city, we have the county, we have the state, we have different parts of the community—and we’re all standing here saying that whatever resources are necessary, whatever investigations are necessary…to protect our communities, we are going to take those necessary steps.”Long Beach city police officials, who did not attend the press conference, did not return a call for comment.“The number of shootings have been steady in Long Beach while they have been increasing all around us,” Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney told the Long Beach Herald earlier this month, although no shooting statistics for the city were provided in that story.last_img read more

Townsville family on their feet after being swept into tight rental market after floods

first_imgShelley and Daniel Grainger with PJ, 3, at their new rental home in Oonoonba. Picture: Evan MorganMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We’re here for the next six-months and then we’ll go from there — we’re hoping to be able to purchase our own home, especially because this situation has made us feel quite vulnerable.”“We are with Suncorp Insurance and they have been really responsive and supportive of our situation — The Department of Housing and Public Works have also given us a rent assit grant to help us get back on our feet.” Shelley and Daniel Grainger with PJ, 3, at their new rental home in Oonoonba. Picture: Evan Morgan“There was a lack of availability — things were going extremely quickly and when you’ve got a full time job, business to run, and toddler on top of moving out, there’s just not time.”“We also found that many properties were going before the inspection date.”REIQ Regional Director Damien Keyes said he predicts rental demand to ease up in the coming months. “The floods have had a significant short term impact — huge demand on supply has seen property managers inundated with applications and heaps of competition among people trying to obtain properties,” Mr Keyes said. “Before the floods vacancy rates were steadily dropping and there were slight increases in rent prices … Townsville was already heading toward a tighter period and then when the floods hit it just escalated that.”“As the tenants start to move out and back into their homes, and once all the abnormalities of the flood event sort themselves out, rent prices will head back down.” Houses inundated with flood waters are seen in Townsville, North Queensland, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Forecasters say the end is in sight for Townsville’s flood disaster, with a possible easing of torrential rain by the weekend. (AAP Image/Dave Acree) NO ARCHIVINGAccording to statistics released this month by the Insurance Council of Australia, over one billion dollars in household and commercial claims have been lodged, with over 27,355 claims received by insurance companies in Townsville since the flood event. Of the 1518 critical home building claims, only 25 per cent have been fixed — leaving 75 per cent still waiting on repairs. Shelley said the hardest part of finding somewhere to rent after the floods was finding the time to go to inspections.center_img Shelley and Daniel Grainger with PJ, 3, at their new rental home in Oonoonba. Picture: Evan MorganThe flood might be over but the nightmare has continued for many Townsville residents who have found themselves in the midst of a tight rental market without a home.Local business owner Shelley Grainger and her husband Daniel Grainger, were forced to relocate their young family from Belgian Gardens to Magnetic Island, after the property they were renting was among the properties deemed unliveable post deluge.With their toddler and two cats in toe, the Grainger’s had only two-weeks to be out of their home.“We were issued with a form 12 (notice to leave) for non-liveability from the RTA (Residential Tenancies Authority), and given two weeks’ notice by the real estate agent,” Ms Grainger said.“We couldn’t find anything in Townsville and had to take up temporary accommodation on Magnetic Island, which is a 1.5 hour commute each way, six-days a week for work.” The move not only impacted their business and living situation, but also their three-year-old son.“The place in Belgian Gardens was the only home our son has ever known and it was very traumatic for him … he didn’t understand why we had to leave.” Despite their hardship, the Grainger family are slowly getting back on their feet, with the help of friends who have rented them their home in Oonoonba while they are away on holiday.“We’re extremely thankful for the support of our friends, family and customers… It’s been a miracle for us — it was a really tricky situation and given how much we work, Magnetic Island just wasn’t practical.”last_img read more