View post tag: asia View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Philippines September 9, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today JMSDF Vessels Dock in Manila, Philippines Authorities The Minesweeper Division 51 of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) moored in Manila’s South Harbor, Philippines, on Monday, September 07.The division, headed by Captain Toshiro Takaiwa, is on a three-day visit to the country. It is composed of three vessels JS Bungo (MST 464), JS Aishima (MSC 688) and JS Shishijima (MSC 691).As part of their visit, Capt Takaiwa together with the commanding officers of the three vessels, rendered a courtesy call to the Navy Chief, Rear Adm. Caesar C Taccad.PN personnel will also be given a chance to tour and familiarize with the Japanese ships to enhance their knowledge especially in mine countermeasures.[mappress mapid=”16878″]Image: Philippine Navy View post tag: Naval JMSDF Vessels Dock in Manila, Philippines View post tag: JMSDF View post tag: Manila View post tag: Navy View post tag: vessels Share this article
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The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, also known as the “Hardest Working Man In Show Business,” left behind a legacy that will be remembered as long as there is music to play. Ever the perfectionist, James Brown led one of the tightest acts ever musically, with the likes of Clyde Stubblefield, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Alfred “Pee Wee” Willis, Fred Thomas, Robert “Mousey” Thompson, and more keeping the rhythm on the good foot over the years. The James Brown Dance Party, led by brothers Adam and Matthew Chase, will pay tribute to Soul Brother Number One this New Year’s Eve once again, performing two shows in one night with an all-star cast of celebrated musicians at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. (More information about the JBDP’s upcoming New Year’s Eve blowout is available on the project’s website).Band Members of Trey Anastasio, Talib Kweli, & Jack White Added To James Brown Dance Party NYE LineupThe rotating lineup of musicians that JBDP boasts at each show consists of former members of The James Brown Band and The JB’s, as well as members of Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sly & The Family Stone, Vulfpeck, and more. In fact, Clyde Stubblefield, whose influential style of drumming laid the foundation for funk and hip-hop, played one of his final performances with The James Brown Dance Party last New Year’s Eve before passing away on February 18th, 2017.James Brown Dance Party, New Year’s Eve 2016A unique aspect of JBDP is bringing together James Brown’s former bandmates with some of the funk, jazz, soul, and jam scenes’ best talent. Together, these legendary musicians, new and old, collaborate on iconic tunes that have inspired generations of musicians globally. Joining JBDP for these two special upcoming NYE shows will be former James Brown Band members Fred Thomas, Mousey Thompson, and Amy Christian. Representing the next generation of funk music and beyond are Jan Rodriguez (Prince), Tony Markellis (TAB), Daru Jones (Jack White), Mark Williams (Kool & The Gang), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Marcus Machado (Jamie Lidell), Chris Rob (Talib Kweli), and Jamar Woods (The Fritz), plus JBDP founders Matthew and Adam Chase (Jazz Is Phsh).All-Star Musicians Come Together To Play Tribute To The “Funky Drummer” Clyde StubblefieldOutside of Bootsy Collins, for thirty years, Fred Thomas distinguished himself as the bassist that arguably dropped some of the most memorable James Brown bass lines, having been featured on LP’s such as Revolution of the Mind (1971), Get On The Good Food (1972), The Payback (1973), and more. Robert “Mousey” Thompson witnessed the greatness of James Brown in 1966 when he was nine years old at iconic D.C. venue, the Howard Theatre. From that point on, he knew he wanted to be a performer, revealing in a recent interview, “[Brown] comes out and I’m mesmerized. From that day on, that’s what I wanted to do—be an entertainer.” And, sure enough, after a 1993 audition, Thompson became a full member of the family.Watch James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Steppenwolf, & More Join Hugh Hefner On ‘Playboy After Dark’With the iconic musicians the group frequently taps for its performances, the project has been charging forward into the future and making history in its own right along the way. In addition to playing the halftime show at Madison Square Garden during New York Knicks games, James Brown Dance Party reunited The Giant Country Horns of Phish fame for the first time in thirty years at last year’s New Year’s performance. There is no doubt this New Year’s will see something just as special occur at Gramercy Theatre, and you’re not going to want to miss out.JBDP, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks Halftime Show[via JamesBrown Dance Party]Tickets for the James Brown Dance Party shows on New Year’s Eve are currently on sale. Purchase tickets for the early show here and tickets for the late show here. Plus, check out the JBDP Facebook event page for additional information and event updates.The James Brown Dance Party NYE Lineup:Fred Thomas (James Brown)Mousey Thompson (James Brown)Amy Christian (James Brown)Jay Rodriguez (Prince)Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Mark Williams (Kool & The Gang)Marcus Machado (Jamie Lidell)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Rob (Talib Kweli)Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers)Matthew Chase (Jazz Is Phsh)Jamar Woods (The Fritz)
Saint Mary’s senior Cassandra Jerkovic was named Wing Commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 225, marking the first time in the College’s history that a student was given this honor. The award signifies that Jerkovic has reached the highest cadet rank possible, and her new responsibilities will include taking charge of the ROTC members from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross College, Bethel College, Indiana University South Bend, Trine, and Valpariaso. She was chosen for this position during the last week of the fall semester after submitting her application and rÃ©sumÃ© to the cadre. Jerkovic said her next task was to create the Master Plan for the spring semester, which dictates the activities that the wing performs weekly. “I put together the Master Plan that correlates with what the Air Force headquarters wants,” Jerkovic said. “It is like running an organization, and I am grateful for the help of my Wing Staff.” Jerkovic also is in charge of overseeing all the objectives assigned to the cadets, and reports this information in weekly meetings with the cadre. “Coordinating is difficult, but with the diversity I have in my Wing Staff, objectives are accomplished smoothly,” Jerkovic said. Jerkovic said she will be able to commission as 2nd lieutenant upon graduation, continuing with the United States Air Force as an acquisitions manager at Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Alabama. “I feel that my position as Wing Commander is going to help me with my career in the Air Force, because it is teaching me how to lead and still follow,” Jerkovic said. Jerkovic is the only senior from Saint Mary’s who has remained with the Air Force ROTC program through her four years. Within the program, she also participated on the Honor Guard Team, Drill Team, and Arnold Air Society. She said she hopes the award will set a precedent for future members of the community in ROTC and beyond. “I hope that this will be empowering to not only other women entering Saint Mary’s, but to anyone who wants to accomplish his or her dreams,” Jerkovic said. “I want to reach my potential because I have been blessed with so much.” Saint Mary’s sophomore Lexi Pearl, a member of the detachment, said Jerkovic is a well-respected leader in the program. “She is making sure we are all prepared, and she is doing a great job this spring,” Pearl said. “Everyone listens to her and respects her, and I know the underclassmen really look up to her as our leader.”
From noon Friday until noon Saturday, the cycling studio in the Knute Rockne Memorial Gymnasium will be filled with students, staff and community members cycling and raising money for breast cancer research and treatment as part of the third annual 24 Hour Pink Zone Spin-A-Thon.Jennie Phillips, assistant director of fitness and fitness facilities for RecSports and one of the event’s organizers, said it is a 24-hour fundraising effort for local breast cancer support.“It’s 24 hours of indoor cycling, which takes place over in our cycling studio at the Rock,” Phillips said. “We start at noon on Friday the 7th and end at noon on Saturday. People are simply riding bikes in support of breast cancer patients, survivors or in memory of someone.”The event, which is sponsored by the Notre Dame women’s basketball team and the College of Science, is part of the Pink Zone initiative, a national women’s basketball breast cancer fundraising campaign.“The Pink Zone games are part of a national campaign amongst women’s collegiate basketball teams, and we’ve been doing the Pink Zone on campus for probably five or six years,” Phillips said.Phillips said the past two years’ events raised several thousands of dollars for breast cancer research and gave more than 200 people the chance to participate in the event.“The first year we did [the Spin-A-Thon]… we filled up about 85 percent of our time and raised about $13,000,” Phillips said. “Last year we did the donations a little differently, so we only raised $2,600 and we had 275 riders. So this year we ask that the minimum donation is $10.”Tabbitha Ashford, the fitness and instructional program coordinator for RecSports, also helped organize the Spin-A-Thon. She said 273 riders had registered for the event, and they had raised $1,575, a total that will rise throughout the course of the event.Phillips said they ask for donations from riders in support of local breast cancer treatment initiatives.“Out of the Pink Zone efforts, a lot of the money stays local and helps with local efforts for women to get mammograms, support groups and local research,” Phillips said.Ashford said each hour of the event will feature different themes, ranging from the Winter Olympics to the television show “The Big Bang Theory.”“We do a variety of different themed hours. We’ll have cycling classes, which is a great opportunity to enjoy a cheaper cycling class compared to the ones we offer normally,” Ashford said. “We’ll have music-themed hours, so we’ll do an 80s hour, and we’ll have a Valentine’s hour where we encourage people to wear red gear and play some cheesy love songs and have fun with that.”Phillips said they will give away prizes throughout the event as well to keep the cyclists involved throughout the 24-hour effort.“We’ll have giveaways, too. Everybody who rides gets a t-shirt and a water bottle, and then we’ll do giveaways throughout the night,” Phillips said. “We’ll keep people engaged and entertained while they’re there.”Phillips said in years past, the initiative has received tremendous support from the entire Notre Dame community.“The people that come have fun. It’s really awesome that a lot of our club sports teams come and participate,” Phillips said. “Rugby has been really great because they come from about two to five in the morning. The first year they came, we watched the movie ‘Rudy’ and by the end of the movie, you could hear them all throughout the Rock chanting.”Ashford also said the event will focus on the survivors and patients that the money helps.“We’ll be updating the mileage we’ve gone throughout the event and the money that’s being raised, as well as bringing it back home and showing videos of survivors’ stories,” Ashford said. “We normally put up different pictures and biographies of different survivors from around the community, just to bring it back to why we are having this event.”Phillips said the event is a testament to the Notre Dame community and its willingness to help those in need.“One of things I am always impressed by at Notre Dame is how people step up for a cause. They come out and put forth the effort, and around here you get to have a little fun while you do that, but also really affect people’s lives,” Phillips said.“On Sunday at the basketball game at halftime, we’ll bring current patients and survivors down on the floor, and they are so touched by the reception that the crowd gives them and the fact that we honor them in their fight. It’s a really special thing.”Tags: breast cancer, Cancer research, RecSports, Rockne Memorial, The Rock, women’s basketball
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman died in a house fire in Southold on Wednesday morning, Southold Town Police said.Police and Southold firefighters responded to the blaze on Willow Pond Lane near the corner of Clearview Avenue, where the victim was found dead on the first floor at about 10:30 a.m., authorities said.“A volunteer fireman, who was a neighbor, attempted to enter the house and locate the sole occupant but was turned back by flames and heavy smoke,” police said in a news release.Firefighters extinguished the flames shortly later with the help of Greenport and Cutchogue fire departments. The victim’s identity was not immediately released.Detectives and fire marshals are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fire.
DECEMBER’S announcement that TNT and Toll Holdings were forming a consortium to exploit Australia’s nascent open access regime by operating freight trains between major cities means that National Rail Corporation could follow Australian National into what amounts to liquidation (RG 1.97 p8). Conceivably, the joint TNT-Toll operation could become so dominant that it will effectively negate the policy of competition on the rails, as English Welsh & Scottish Railway has done in Britain.TNT, which is controlled by Royal PTT Nederland NV, became the second open access operator on Australia’s interstate trunk routes in July 1996 when it launched a thrice-weekly Melbourne – Adelaide – Perth service. Chief Executive David Mortimer said this service had ’exceeded expectations’ and would be expanded before other routes were opened up. ’If we can get the efficiencies and cost savings I predict, then rail will be in a position to recapture much of the freight that has moved over to road in recent years.’Toll was NRC’s second largest customer after steel producer BHP, and the most important for unitised freight. A contract signed last year looked set to bring NRC up to A$80m in annual revenues, but Toll Managing Director Paul Little was predicting in December that ’a significant percentage of our volume could be on TNT’s trains by March’ – Toll’s Melbourne – Perth rail traffic is worth A$60m a year.This decision virtually eliminates any chance that NRC will meet mandatory profitability criteria when transitional subsidies end a year hence. The federal government, which owns 72·8% of NRC shares, has already decided to sell; as minority shareholders, the NSW and Victorian governments are expected to go along with this. TNT-Toll will want to acquire rolling stock and other assets, but may balk at bidding for NRC as a complete entity. Picking up useful assets at fire-sale prices without the liabilities, as AN purchasers will be able to do this year, may prove more appealing come 1998. o
Aurora, IN—Dearborn County Recycling Center hosts its 8th annual ReProm this spring. Over 1,000 dresses are available. All are contemporary and are either new (with tags) or like-new.Participants are asked to bring a formal dress, in clean and in good condition, to exchange for a new or once-worn dress. Dresses must be contemporary in order to qualify for the exchange. Those without dresses to exchange are welcomed to make a cash or check donation instead.The formal dress exchange is not a need-based program. It is open to everyone and is based on the principle that buying something to wear one time is extremely wasteful. The program saves money and reduces waste by reusing items that otherwise would only be used once. The program is not exclusively for Dearborn County residents. It is open to everyone.The ReProm shop is located at the Dearborn County Recycling Center and is open every Wednesday from 3 pm-6 pm. This year it will also be open March 4-28 on Wednesdays from 3 pm-8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-3 pm.Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District is located at 10700 Prospect Lane in Aurora.
Manager Alan Pardew admits Crystal Palace will have to box clever to secure a result against former Eagles boss Tony Pulis when he brings West Brom to Selhurst Park. “It is a difficult test for us with Tony coming back here, he knows a good proportion of the squad and he knows me well, so he knows that I will try to attack him and he will have a game plan to stop us,” said Pardew, who took charge at Selhurst Park in January 2015 after leaving Newcastle. “When you look at his record, 14 clean sheets in 2015, he is pretty good at it. We have to find a way. “Last season West Brom deservedly won here, their game plan was good, they stopped us and got two set-play goals. “We need to have leaned from that, I hope we have and can get ourselves a victory for our fans.” Pardew expects the Baggies to respond following the disappointment of losing at home to Everton on Monday night in a match they had led 2-0. “West Brom are well organised, well disciplined, all of the team have to defend, that is a requirement under Tony,” he said. “Therefore the distances between the units are not big and it is hard to get through, a lso they have good knowledge and experienced players with a good management team, so it will be tough.” Palace have acquitted themselves well so far this season, notably with a well-earned victory at Chelsea, and are one of several teams concertinaed just behind the leading Manchester clubs following the 1-0 win away to Watford last weekend. Pardew held a training session at Selhurst Park this week, and is hoping his team can enjoy some home comforts again in Saturday’s early televised kick off. “Alongside most of the Premier League at the moment there are more away wins than home wins, which is strange really, but it will correct itself and we hope to be part of that,” said Pardew, whose side lost to both Arsenal and Manchester City in SE25 this season. “I have never used counter-attacking tactics, we always just try to win the game. “Sometimes, especially away from home against the top teams, and even at home at times, the territory becomes the opposition’s. “We always try to boss the game, like we did at Watford and I don’t think we got much credit for that victory. “I was really pleased with that victory, it was a great step for us. “Next we come up against West Brom and depending on when the goals are scored, we should dominate the game. “We have had a really tough start, so the points’ total we have is very good, but now we have to build on that.” Pulis left the south London club on the eve of the 2014/2015 campaign having kept them in the top flight against the odds. While both Palace and Pulis have since moved on in positive directions, Pardew is all too aware of just how useful a little bit of inside knowledge can be. Press Association
“His personality and his quality are there to see,” Guardiola said. “He can play many positions. We now have one more man that can help us achieve our targets this season.”“With this intensity, we’re going to play in the Champions League,” said the Spaniard, whose team will advance with a win or a draw.City, who crushed Gladbach 4-0 at home in September, are in second place in the group on seven points, three ahead of the Germans, and can wrap up qualification with victory in Germany.A draw will be enough if Celtic lose at home to Barcelona in the other Group C fixture.The Germans, who also lost at home to City last season, will secure third spot and Europa League action if they draw and Celtic lose.They still have an outside chance for a top two finish but their last group match is at Barcelona.Gladbach, however, are stuck in a rut, having failed to win any of their last six league matches in which they have scored just one goal.Their last victory in any competition dates back to October in the German Cup.Coach Andre Schubert, who still has the backing of club bosses but faced was jeered following Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Cologne, will be without suspended Christoph Kramer and Julian Korb as well as injured Patrick Herrmann.“We are just not scoring goals,” captain Lars Stindl said. “We are missing the final touch up front and some luck. But we must forget everything, put everything behind us and keep together so that we can improve.”“Wednesday’s match is completely different under different conditions,” he said. “We want to play a good home game, secure third place early. That is our big goal and we believe in our chances. We know what we are capable of.”TONIGHT FIXTURESRostov Vs BayernBeşiktaş Vs BenficaCeltic Vs BarcelonaAtlético Vs PSVNapoli Vs D’KyivArsenal Vs PSGM’gladbach Vs Man CityLudogorets Vs BaselShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City, buoyed by the return of Yaya Toure, will look to seal a spot in the Champions League knockout stage when they travel to Borussia Moenchengladbach evening to play a team struggling for form.Toure, banned by coach Pep Guardiola following comments by his agent about the manager, returned from a three-month exile to score both goals in City’s 2-1 Premier League win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Guardiola’s decision to restore the Ivorian has further boosted spirits, already high with the team just a point behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League.