View post tag: Transits View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cruiser The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) safely transited through the Strait of Gibraltar to enter into the 6th Fleet area of responsibility, May 21.The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow transit which separates Europe and Africa by only seven miles at its most narrow point, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. It is also a very busy route with a significant amount of commercial traffic.“The hardest part about the transit for this ship is the traffic,” Quartermaster 1st Class (SW) Jussusam Cardoso, the ship’s assistant navigator, said. “The navigation team assists in tracking the other vessels and will make recommendations to the conning officer and officer of the deck for a course change.”The transit takes a significant amount of support from the bridge team, security forces, helmsman, and to the Sailors that monitor radio and satellite activity and down in the engineering plants.“The Anzio team executed the transit well,” Capt. John M. Dorey, Anzio’s commanding officer, said. “Every member from the bridge team, lookouts, the combat information center team and weapons crew knew what we had to get done and were on top of their game.”Anzio is underway as part of the George H.W. Bush Strike Group. The Strike Group is made up of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff, guided-missile cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and USS Anzio (CG 68), and guided-missile destroyers USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57).Brian M. Brooks (navy)[mappress]Source: navy, May 24, 2011; View post tag: Guided-missile May 24, 2011 View post tag: Gibraltar Guided-Missile Cruiser Transits Strait of Gibraltar View post tag: Strait Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Cruiser Transits Strait of Gibraltar Share this article
Get ready for a day of fun at Bayside Family Day in Ocean City Saturday. (Photos courtesy Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce) By Maddy VitaleIt won’t be hard to find something exciting, entertaining, enticing and most importantly on these hot summer days — refreshing — to do at the first-ever Bayside Family Day on Saturday at the Second Street Marina in Ocean City.From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., families are welcome to enjoy water sports demonstrations, live music, food and activities for all ages.“The first inaugural Bayside Family Day will highlight the business community on the backbays to bring guests and visitors down,” said Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The City of Ocean City, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bay business community are thrilled to work together on this new annual event.”The day will be packed with an array of activities, plenty of choices from a host of food vendors and demonstrations, Gillian explained. There will also be live music from the Tidal Wave Band, crafters and more.Families will get to see demonstrations of some of the many fun activities in the backbays.“Kids of all ages, as well as adults, will have lots of opportunities to see some highlights such as parasailing and kayaking, and a host of other demonstrations,” Gillian said.The Ocean City Sailing Foundation and the U.S. Coast Guard will be also be on hand as will police and fire personnel to do demonstrations.The event, designed to highlight all that the bay businesses have to offer, will be one of many annual Bayside Family Day events to come, Gillian noted.Some of the many attractions are as follows:— Daks Kayaks will provide free kayak and stand up paddle board demos all day long in the bay.— Pirate Voyages will be doing special “mini” trips that day. They will offer 30-minute trips at 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The price will be $12 per person.— Ocean City Fishing Center’s Top Knot boat will be going by the marina at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. to talk about the trips they do.Pirate Voyages will feature “mini trips.”— The event will also feature fishing and crabbing demos on the docks, with rods for kids to use and a knot-tying station and a fish-identifying game along with door prizes.— Ocean City Sailing Foundation will have sailboats on display, talking about the different lessons that they offer for sailing.— The U.S. Coast Guard will be on hand doing educational demonstrations along with the Ocean City Police Department Marine Unit, Ocean City Beach Patrol and the Ocean City Fire Department.— Ocean City’s mascots, Martin & Mollie Mollusk, will be on hand from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for pictures.— Food vendors and crafters will be selling their wares.— Various back bay merchants will have tables set up providing information and specials on what they offer to customers and the various water activities that they do.— The Tidal Wave band will be performing from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.— The Ocean City Free Public Library Bookmobile will be on hand.Sponsors include Ocean City Parasail, Pirate Voyages, Jet Drive Exchange, Totally Tubular Water Sports and the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. Silver Sponsors include Daks Kayaks and Ocean City Fishing Center. Back Bay Committee members gather on the dock to plan the inaugural Bayside Family Day event.
Consumers with high-deductible health plans do not appear to be more motivated to shop around for less expensive, higher quality medical care than those with lower-deductible plans, according to a study by Anna Sinaiko, research scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues.The findings were published online in a research letter January 19, 2016 in JAMA Internal Medicine. It’s been thought that consumers paying more of their own money for health care – or having “skin in the game,” as the authors described it – would want to shop around. However, the authors’ Internet survey of about 2,000 adults with either high-deductible or lower-deductible health plans found only about 10% of those in each group reported considering other doctors the last time they purchased medical care. Only about 4% compared costs.“Simply increasing a deductible, which gives enrollees skin in the game, appears insufficient to facilitate price shopping,” the authors wrote. The authors found a need for “greater availability of price information” and “innovative approaches” to make information easier for consumers to use. Read Full Story
continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Acting NCUA Chairman and other financial regulators are slated to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on June 22 in the panel’s next hearing on how to redesign the financial regulatory regime.It will be the third hearing the committee holds on the issue. The first featured community bankers and credit unions. On Thursday, the panel heard from representatives of mid-size, regional and large financial institutions.On June 22, in addition to McWatters, the panel will hear from:Jerome Powell, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors;Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the FDIC;Keith Noreika, acting comptroller of the currency;Charles Cooper, the commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking, who will represent the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.
MEDIA RELEASEDATE: 24 JULY 2018More than 1000 delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) will gather at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 for the BRICS Business Forum which will takes place as part of the 10th BRICS Summit. The Heads of State of the BRICS countries will preside over the afternoon session of the Business Forum and provide direction on strategic issues under discussion.The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, Deputy Minister Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and the Chairperson of the BRICS Business Council, Dr Iqbal Surve will deliver speeches at the opening session of the forum starting from 09:00. Their address will be followed by four thematic sessions that cover various topics. The Ministers of Trade, Commerce, Industry, Economic Development and External Relations of the five BRICS countries will all be panelists in the session where The Role of BRICS in Trade and Investment facilitation amidst a Changing Global Political Economy will be discussed.According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the delegates who will comprise of captains of industry, heads of state-owned entities and government leaders will deliberate on strategic economic matters affecting the future of BRICS.“In line with the BRICS Summit theme, BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Business Forum will deliberate on the current global political economy and its implications for BRICS member countries, the implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution on inclusive growth and transformation, facilitating intra-BRICS trade, as well as fostering BRIC-Africa partnerships,” says Minister Davies.Minister Davies added that the business forum will provide a platform to showcase the economic prowess of the African continent with a particular focus on advanced manufacturing, energy, technology, rail, aviation, information and communication technology, financial services and beneficiation (agro-processing and mining), as well as to enhance the flow of foreign direct investments from the BRICS bloc into the continent.“The Business Forum will also offer an opportunity to facilitate the creation of manufacturing value-chains on the African continent, to stimulate dialogue on the utilisation of financing packages offered by the New Development Bank, and to promote synergies with development finance institutions on the continent. The Business Forum is also important because it will create opportunities for partnerships between African and BRICS companies as well as develop concrete measures to address the deficiencies within productive sectors impeding the optimal development of the continent,” said Minister Davies.Enquiries:Sidwell Medupe-Departmental SpokespersonTel: (012) 394 1650Mobile: 079 492 1774E-mail: [email protected] by: The Department of Trade and IndustryFollow us on Twitter: @the_dti
All the world’s a stage’, this rings true for 27-year-old Play Your Part Ambassador Luntu Vuyisa Masiza, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) along with two awards for best male performance on a stage production and best male performance in a television production.Luntu was awarded the 2017 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Most Promising Student and the Czech Republic’s, Setkani/Encounter Theatre Director’s Special Award for his performance in The Island, which was directed by Chris Weare. Luntu’s journey now continues as he perfects his craft by pursuing his MA at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).RADA is a drama school in London, that provides training for film, television and theatre. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.“My journey has not been easy, I have had many challenges that have come my way in investing in my craft and these challenges have helped to shape my character, but I am so determined to grow as a storyteller because this is what I love doing”, writes Luntu in his motivation letter.Tackling the international stage to learn, enhance his work as an actor and find his voice as a storyteller. Luntu calls on citizens to play their part and assist in fulfilling his dream by donating towards his fundraising target. He is eager to fly the South African flag for the world to see.The creative industries have proven to be strong nation builders that showcase a country’s strengths to enhance its reputation and image. These industries are rich in authentic stories and talented individuals which contributes to the Nation Brand’s competitiveness. For more information on how you can play your part click here #GetInvolved #PlayYourPartPhoto credit: @masiza_luntu
Indie productions need to be picky with their locations in order to keep production value high. These easy-to-shoot guerrilla filmmaking locations will work wonders for filmmakers on a budget.Top image from Sherif MokbelSeeing an independent feature through from A to Z is one of the more exhausting tasks filmmakers will ever face. Specifically, the challenge of keeping the production value high when working with very little (if any) budget is extremely daunting to say the least. Personally, I always recommend working with a production designer if you can afford one. That said, if you don’t have the budget to bring a production designer on board, never rely on yourself to take on that task because your project will suffer.In my opinion, a wiser course of action would be to find low cost locations that require little or no production design. And as an indie filmmaker working on a very tight budget, chances are your crew is small, which means you have one benefit working for you: you can shoot guerrilla-style if you need to.Always know that when you shoot guerrilla-style (without permits), you’re doing so at your own risk, and you need to know the legalities and penalties associated with doing so wherever you’re shooting. With that said, if you’re going to go down that path, the three locations below will allow you to shoot easily without breaking the bank.1. Downtown City StreetsImage from Made in L.A.Shooting in the downtown core of just about any city can add a lot of production value to your piece. Rather than limiting your sets to interiors or quick generic-looking establishing shots, if you’re able to get away with shooting in a downtown core, your production design has been taken care of before you even step on set.Not to mention, there are some logistical benefits to shooting this way too. One example is the fact that skyscrapers create massive shadows on city streets which can be extremely helpful for lighting (or not lighting) your talent when shooting in the middle of the day.2. BeachesImage from Maya Vision InternationalIf you’re going for eye candy, there’s nothing like a beautiful beach shot to add production value to your scene. Beaches are typically very easy to shoot at, and this is especially true if you’re working at golden hour when lighting isn’t a major issue. Typically the biggest issue you might run into when shooting on a beach is sound (from the wind and water), but with regards to production value and production design, your work is once again done for you.Not all stories necessarily call for a beach setting, but if your film has a dialogue scene that could take place anywhere (a park, coffee shop, etc) consider setting it somewhere like a beach to add quality without breaking the bank.3. Rustic or Abandoned PropertiesI wouldn’t ever recommend shooting on an abandoned property of any type without permission, but I’m still including it on this list as it’s very possible to get permits for abandoned properties for little or no money at all. The same goes for working properties that are run down (such as an old house or factory).Having a lot of production value doesn’t always mean that your sets need to look expensive, it just means that they need to look authentic and detailed. So if your film calls for a more gritty aesthetic and you’re seeking out a rustic looking property — chances are you’ll be able to get legal permission to shoot there for next to nothing.If you’re interested in a few more guerrilla filmmaking dos and don’ts, check out this video from Ryan Connolly and the Film Riot crew.Got any other tips for guerrilla filmmakers? Share them in the comments below!