USS Blue Ridge Trains for Upcoming Deployment

first_img February 27, 2015 USS Blue Ridge Trains for Upcoming Deployment Authorities View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Blue Ridge Trains for Upcoming Deployment View post tag: USS Blue Ridge Share this article View post tag: upcomingcenter_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Trains Sailors aboard U.S 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a simulated underway known as a “fast cruise” Feb. 27, to prepare for their upcoming sea trials.The fast cruise is a series of seamanship and damage control training evolutions designed to reacclimatize Sailors into an underway mindset and gauge overall operational readiness after a lengthy period pier side.After a 6-month inactive period, the ship’s Flying Squad, first responders to any shipboard casualties, jumped back into training by running several damage control drills.The fast cruise concluded with Sailors manning their general quarters’ stations and eventually conducting an abandon ship scenario.Blue Ridge has been forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan for 35 years. As the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, Blue Ridge is vital in maintaining partnerships in the 7th Fleet area of operations.[mappress mapid=”15261″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Credit unions like being behind the wheel in loan market

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Peter RudegeairCredit unions are shifting into a higher gear in the auto finance market.Balances of new-car loans at credit unions rose at a 24.2% annualized rate in March, after seasonal adjustments, the fastest recorded by credit union service provider CUNA Mutual Group.That means nearly $4 for every $10 credit unions had lent out as of March had gone towards a new car loan. Specifically, there were $91.6 billion in new-auto loans outstanding at credit unions in March, up from $74.7 billion a year earlier.Used-car lending at credit unions is also revving up. Seasonally-adjusted outstanding balances of used-car loans grew at a 14.9% annualized rate in March, the fastest pace since November 1999.Credit unions are willing to lend in part because they’re looking to boost relatively low net interest margins. Credit union customers, also called members, are also willing to borrow because of pent up demand for cars and appliances and an improving financial condition, said Steven Rick, CUNA Mutual Group’s chief economist, in a Monday report. continue reading »last_img read more

Sacred Sites Tour goes virtual to show off history

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Preservation Association of the Southern Tier sponsored their annual Sacred Sites Tour on Sunday, but this year the event had to be held virtually due to the coronavirus. To view this year’s tour, click here. The focus was on the vast array of architectural features and styles of the buildings, and what makes them all so unique. The tour is normally held in person each May, and organizers said they are hoping that will be the case for next year. The hour-long presentation took viewers through 25 places of worship in Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott and Endwell. “Some of them, maybe if they were an immigrant from a certain part of Europe and that was the type of building they grew up knowing or saw, then they came here to the United States and wanted a building that reminded them of their home country,” he said. Chairperson and event host Ronald Borgna said a primary reason for the variety in the styles has to do with the diverse history of the Southern Tier, and the vast numbers of immigrants who came to work and worship in the area. last_img read more

Lamolinara plays into 2nd half for first time this season, lets up 16 of 17 goals in loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2014 at 1:03 am Contact Josh: [email protected] CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Dominic Lamolinara has started the first half of every game this season, and Bobby Wardwell has started the second half.But on Saturday night against Virginia, Syracuse changed its strategy and Lamolinara was in between the pipes for all but 27 seconds.The No. 6 Orange (2-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) fell to the No. 4 Cavaliers (6-0, 1-0), 17-12, in front of 5,102 fans at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. And for the first time this season, Lamolinara played almost the entire game.The senior made 14 saves on 55 shots, but UVA’s James Pannell found the back of the net seven times and the Cavaliers scored 17 goals — 16 on Lamolinara.SU head coach John Desko said it wasn’t a predetermined decision to play his veteran the entire way. But with the 39-degree weather and Syracuse a man-down coming out of halftime, he decided not to switch goalkeepers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We stayed with Dom, and I thought Dom played very well,” Desko said. “I think we had 14 saves to their five saves, which probably kept us in the game for a while.”Lamolinara had an up-and-down performance.There were possessions he played well in, like when he saved shots by Cavaliers attacks Mark Cockerton and Owen Van Arsdale on the doorstep. But just as Maryland did last weekend at the Carrier Dome, Virginia exploited Lamolinara on shots close to the ground, which Pannell said was part of Virginia’s game plan.“I would much rather have made 12 saves and given up five fewer goals,” Lamolinara said.Virginia shot early and often in its first few possessions. Pannell and Chris LaPierre both threw shots wide right of the cage. The three shots that were on net Lamolinara saved, and the Orange took an early 3-0 lead.But the Cavaliers erratic shooting left Lamolinara off kilter. And when Cavaliers faceoff specialist Mick Parks started to win faceoff after faceoff, the shots came faster and faster.Pannell spun off Syracuse defender Sean Young and fired a shot by Lamolinara, extending UVA’s lead to 6-3 — finishing a streak of six straight UVA goals. After the goal, Lamolinara talked briefly with defenders Brandon Mullins and Jay McDermott, and Young came over as well before the Orange called timeout.On Virginia’s last possession of the half, Lamolinara made a save on the doorstep to turn away Cockerton, keeping the Orange within reach at 13-10.He finished the half with three saves in each of the first two quarters.“I thought Dom played great,” Syracuse midfielder Scott Loy said. “They had close to 60 shots. What more can you do? Anytime a team has 60 shots, it’s tough to keep them off the board.”Coming out of the break, Lamolinara made two saves on Virginia’s opening possession. The Orange trailed by two in the third, and eventually evened the score at 9-9.With Virginia leading 13-10, Lamolinara made a save up high on Virginia attack Zed Williams. But Lamolinara lost sight of the rebound and turned around to see if the ball went in the net. It didn’t, but Pannell picked up the loose ball then tapped it in.Lamolinara smacked his stick on the ground and clenched his fists in disappointment.After his goal, Pannell had a message for the freshman Williams.Shoot low.Minutes later, with the Cavaliers leading 14-12, Williams listened. He put a shot into the bottom right of the cage underneath Lamolinara for the first goal of his career.With Parks winning 13-of-15 second-half faceoffs, Syracuse didn’t have the ball enough to stage a comeback. Pannell and Cockerton iced the game in the final five minutes with each of their 22nd goals of the season — both flying past the senior and into the back of his cage.Said Lamolinara: “This one’s on me tonight.” Commentslast_img read more