Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Kearsarge Conducts Burial at Sea View post tag: conducts USS Kearsarge Conducts Burial at Sea USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducted a burial at sea for 11 Sailors, one Marine and one civilian, March 19.Burials at sea are a long-standing tradition in the Navy, in which the cremated remains of Sailors, Marines and family members are committed to the sea while the ship is underway.Among the Sailors buried was Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Thomas Morrow IV. His son, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Thomas J. Morrow V, is part of the ship’s crew and brought his father’s remains aboard Kearsarge to include in the scheduled burials.“I feel lucky to even be present because I know most family members never get to see it since they take place on a war ship while on deployment,” said Morrow. “It was what my father wanted, and it exceeded all of my expectations.”USS Kearsarge command chaplains Lt. Cmdr. Ulysses L. Ubalde and Lt. Brett M. Sabella, shared the honor of delivering prayers for those committed to the sea.“Doing a burial at sea is an incredible honor,” said Sabella. “These men and women served their country honorably and deserved to have an equally honorable burial. It was my privilege to be a part of giving this final act of respect for those who made the choice to serve their country.”Following a prayer, each box of remains was individually committed to the sea, while “Amazing Grace” was played on the bagpipes.“I was very honored to be asked to play at the burial at sea,” said Electronics Technician 1st Class Carl Reams, who played the bagpipes for the ceremony. “To honor those who had gone before me; this is my contribution to them.”The ceremony concluded with a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.The KSGARG includes Amphibious Squadron 4 (PHIBRON), amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.The group is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 22, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: sea View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS View post tag: Burial Share this article View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Kearsarge March 22, 2013
However, the form has been consistently franked since, with winners coming out of the race from all angles. “The form of her win for a May novice hurdle has worked out extraordinarily,” said Joe Chambers, Ricci’s racing manager. “I think the second, third, fourth, fifth and even sixth have won since. “She was a filly we bought having shown decent form on the Flat in France, but she just took time to come to hand. “She was let down after her run with an eye on bringing her to a peak for the new race at Cheltenham and at this stage she is all potential. “Everyone has seen how that form has worked out and now we all get to see if she can do it on the track. She’s been off a while and there’s obviously a chance a lot of mares will have improved since that race. “All we’re hoping is that she keeps the dream alive.” Limini is one of seven declared for the Coolmore N.H. Sires Mares Novice Hurdle, which also features Gordon Elliott’s smart Whistle Dixie. Pat Fahy expects a different display to last time from Ten Times Better. “She wasn’t herself and didn’t fire at all the last day, but Ruby (Walsh) came back in and said to write the run off straight away. The fact he didn’t abuse her on the day will hopefully stand to her and we’re hoping for black type,” said Fahy. “She definitely back to herself now. Were she to run well, the only thing that might put me and the owners off running at Cheltenham is that we sent her brother (Stack The Deck) to Cheltenham and he smashed his knee.” Limini, red-hot favourite for the inaugural running of the new mares’ novice hurdle at Cheltenham, reappears at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Press Association Another from the all-conquering Willie Mullins-trained and Rich Ricci-owned army, her price has steadily contracted for the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle in March while she has been stood in her box. She has had just one run for Mullins in May and at the time it did not look anything out of the ordinary as she won by half a length.
As much as I’d like to claim credit for the catchy title above, it’s actually the name of the Airbus A321 flown for this review of jetBlue’s sparkling new US transcon service, aptly called ‘Mint.’ Ticket prices for this impressive coast-to-coast travel range from an ultra-thrifty $599 to a still-thrifty $999 per-person one-way (before fees), depending on how far in advance you book your flight. In this editor’s opinion, it’s a steal at either price, especially compared to first class fares of competing legacy US carriers that run between $1,100 and $2,000 per-person one-way. Seating in the Mint cabin is arranged in alternating rows of twin-seats (Rows 1, 3, and 5) and private suites (Rows 2 and 4) with sixteen seats total. Surprisingly, there is no price difference between the two. Suites are simply sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, and although the large twin-seats offer great comfort and the same recline and lie-flat bed features as the suite, there’s really no comparison to having your very own private compartment complete with sliding door. The suite also offers much more storage space including an outsize 12-inch by 32-inch shelf below the windows. Seat and amenitiesjetBlue’s Mint experience begins well before boarding with a dedicated check-in line and ultra-convenient express PreCheck status at TSA security checkpoints. Upon entering the aircraft as first to board, Mint passengers find luxurious oversize pillows and blankets, a ‘Snooze Kit’ containing eyeshades and earplugs, and a welcome card with the names of their two Mint flight attendants. (No amenity kits were on the seats, as those are personally handed-out later in the flight.) Seats measure 22 inches across â€“ the widest seats available on any US domestic flight today. Although seat pitch can’t be measured in the traditional sense, leg room in the footwell ahead of your seat is 54 inches – a staggering statistic for non-international airline service. Footwells are wider at the window seats (22 inches) than those at the aisle seats or suites (14 inches). Private suites measure 54 inches from window to aisle, and a generous 50 inches from the rear wall of your compartment to the rear of the twin seats in front of you. All Mint seats are equipped with air-bag-augmented seatbelts for maximum comfort and safety. The seats themselves are quite handsome, covered in supple charcoal gray leather with Royal Blue stitching. There are three settings available as shown on a user-friendly pictogram control panel. For takeoff and landing the seat must be in its fully upright position, but a ‘Relax’ setting moves the seat smoothly into BARCO lounger mode with raised footrest. The ‘Bed’ setting articulates into a 6-foot 8-inch lie-flat bed, although you are almost lying on the floor and restricted in width by the seat side walls. Seats also feature lumbar back-support cushioning and a smooth wave-like massage if desired.Dasani water bottles are tucked neatly into special holders at each seat, and side panels include dual 110-volt power outlets with two USB ports, plus a push-button over-the-shoulder reading light. A ‘Wake Me’ button signals flight attendants for service at your beck-and-call. One small surprise was finding seats 5A and 5C at left rear of the Mint cabin situated directly in front of the Economy cabin’s forward lavatory. If seated there, be prepared to endure the sounds of distant canon fire as that lavatory toilet is flushed continuously throughout the flight.Customer service on boardWhile cabin service was excellent on both my flights, the New York-bound crew was truly exemplary. Lead Flight Attendant Erin brought a grace, elegance, and precision to the flight that harkened back to the luxurious days of Connies and Stratocruisers during the Golden Age of air travel. Mint flight attendants are not only specially selected and specially trained for this exceptional service, but share a high esprit de corps as the best of the best. The finishing touch to the flight is a customized and gender-specific amenity kit personally delivered to your seat. Containing an array of grooming aides for men and beauty products for women, this fine collection of goods is provided by Birchbox. After another round of hot towels, a small box of Mah ze Dahr bakery treats is delivered to your seat prior to landing, and the Mint experience is now complete. CateringService on my outbound LAX-JFK flight was impeccable, with drinks, hot towels, and meals all served within our first hour in the air. jetBlue’s signature ‘RefreshMint’ beverage of honey-infused limeade with fresh mint and your choice of vodka or plain was served before leaving the gate. The menu contained a fine selection of dishes, with a cocktail and small serving of chilled soup beginning the meal. You could select any three of the five entrees listed – two hot dishes and one cold. On the outbound flight, I chose Corn custard & poached lobster, Roasted Atlantic cod in a tomato-caper broth, and Ribeye steak with fingerling potatoes. Although serving sizes were modest, the food was served fresh and piping hot, and tasted excellent. Meals are inspired by New York’s popular Saxon + Parole gourmet restaurant, a fitting establishment for this level of service. For my wine selection, I chose a Honig Sauvignon Blanc which was served slightly chilled and complemented the meal beautifully. All onboard wines are carefully selected by Josh Wesson, jetBlue’s award-winning sommelier. Dessert was either a seasonal fruit salad or ice cream from Brooklyn’s famed Blue Marble or both. Complimentary beverages, light snacks, and fresh fruits were available throughout the flight at a small buffet set-up in the galley aft of the Mint cabin.Inflight entertainmentIf there’s one thorn on jetBlue’s mint leaf, it’s their A321’s inflight entertainment system with its odd combination of early and current-generation technology. The 15-inch (diagonal) TV shows six different entertainment options, but is operated by a wired remote attached to the armrest that looks like a throwback to the 1990s. On my JFK-LAX flight, the SIRIUS XM Satellite radio was inoperative, and I learned that several recent Mint flights had to be downgraded to non-Mint A320s when the entire IFE system failed to work on a new A321. An upgraded Thales system with the latest software is in the works, although a release date has not been announced.There are 100 channels of DirecTV programming, 100-plus channels of SIRIUS XM radio (when itâ€™s operating), a movie channel and inflight Map Channel. Image quality on the flat-screen TV is outstanding, and not as affected by outside sunlight as many earlier-technology inflight screens. High-fidelity Grado Labs SR60e padded headphones give passengers exceptional audio quality including a sub-woofer sound as good as any recording studio-playback. (Headphones do have to be returned.)Extra informationOverall, flying aboard jetBlue’s new Mint A321 represents a unique and most pleasurable airline experience, enhanced all the more by the tremendous value of the ticket price. Like flying on the aforementioned Constellations and Stratocruisers of yesteryear, passengers are treated to a relaxed and luxurious inflight experience that is unquestionably superior in comfort, convenience, dining, and entertainment. Currently available on all five daily non-stop flights between New York and Los Angeles, Mint service will be added to the New York-San Francisco route this October. Unlike luxury airliners of yore, however, Mint passengers receive this consummate service in a new twin-engine digital-age jetliner flying at nearly the speed of sound at 38,000 feet. In this editor’s opinion, jetBlue Mint is quite simply the best value in air travel today. SUGGESTED READ: Our review of jetBlue’s Economy Class Extra Space Seat here Book your Mint experience with jetBlue here Mike flew as a guest of jetBlue on September 22nd and 23rd, 2014.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a farmer meeting on Dec. 4 highlighting water quality and the vital importance of the 4Rs in the Lake Erie Watershed.“My goal is to get every retailer in Putnam County 4R certified and get every acre soil sampled,” said Jeff Duling, with Putnam SWCD.The featured speaker at the event will be Chris Winslow, director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program that supports greater knowledge and stewardship of Lake Erie. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Ottawa K of C Hall. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. For more information contact Putnam SWCD at 419-523-5159.
A more dramatic example unfolded a year ago when a prankster published a realistic-looking “study” purporting to show that Internet Explorer users were less intelligent than those who used other Web browsers. That story made it much further than the phone Apple screw report, probably because its perpetrator put much more effort into it. Tarandeep Singh, a Canadian developer for whom IE “was being a pain in the ass,” went as far as to buy a domain name for a fake company, scrape content from another business’ website and then send out a press release linking back to a legitimate-looking PDF of the phony study. The media ate it up. Mashable and Business Insider were among the first to report it, and it exploded from there, despite language in the fake report that should have raised serious doubts about its authenticity. That is, if anybody had taken the time to read it carefully. That’s one of the major challenges in the emerging online news ecosystem. In the scramble to publish first or rack up page views, things like this to slip through the cracks. The frantic rush to publish isn’t unique to the Web. That much was verified in June when both CNN and Fox News incorrectly reported that the Supreme Court had overturned President Obama’s health care law. Cable news didn’t need Twitter or WordPress to make that gaffe, but the Web’s ever more rapid news cycle may have helped build the editorial culture that let it happen.To its credit, the media didn’t allow the Apple screw story to get as far as it could have, and many reports emphasized that it was only a rumor. Perhaps it was because Day4 wasn’t as thorough as Singh was with his fictional IE study. The Swedish outfit posted a fake image anonymously to Reddit, which reporters knew to take with a grain of salt. Still, the fake rumor spread further than something that is patently false should have. And it gave us just the latest reminder that as we journalists march forward into the globally networked future, we ought to do so with humility and caution. Well, the experiment worked. A Swedish design firm called Day4 set out to demonstrate how easily false information could turn into news online, and boy was it successful. The company produced a mock-up image of a screw with an asymmetrical head, ostensibly designed by Apple to prevent users from tinkering with their devices. After posting it to Reddit, all they had to do was sit back and wait for tech reporters to take the bait. The image, which Day4 posted to Reddit anonymously a weeka ago, was enough to get the story picked up by Cult of Mac 12 hours later and then by Apple-watching blogs and news sites across the Web. Full disclosure: I was covering a – real, I swear – study showing that the new MacBook Pro is difficult to repair when I saw this headline come across my RSS reader and decided to include it at the bottom of my story (which has since been updated). From my vantage point, it looked like any other news story that bubbles up on Twitter, Google Reader or Flipboard. The crucial difference was, of course, that it was completely false. So how did I – and several other reporters – get duped so easily? Why the Story Caught OnThe idea that Apple would start using a special, asymmetrical screw to hold its products together is not altogether unbelievable. It fits into a larger, historically accurate narrative that goes back to the days of the first Macintosh desktop computer. That machine, like later devices, was deliberately designed to discourage hobbyists eager to tear it open and start tinkering. In fact, this narrative was still alive and kicking last week, when iFixIt called the brand-new Retina MacBook Pro “the least repairable laptop” it had seen. Hence my impulse to grab a link to the phony report. The bogus story was also well-timed, coming just as leaked details are piling up ahead of next month’s iPhone launch. Apple watchers are on the lookout for leaks and rumors year-round, but in the days leading up to a major product launch, the alleged details grow more numerous and the coverage more feverish. All of which begs the question: Didn’t anyone attempt to verify the story by calling Apple, Day4, and/or an independent hardware analyst? Of course not. We’re talking about the Internet.Implications for Online News Many of us who work in online media proudly extoll the advantages of our craft and the innovative platforms that deliver our output to readers. And – let’s be honest – sometimes we do so while turning our noses up at those who came before us in print and other legacy media. But there’s something to be said for the legions of copyeditors and fact checkers getting laid off from your local newsroom. Publishing online is cheaper, more efficient and more participatory. Many would argue that, as a result, it’s more democratic and open than the media it has supplanted. Yet one of its prime benefits – unprecedented speed – is also, as we’ve seen again and again, one of its biggest pitfalls. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting john paul titlow 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#New Media#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Related LinksWorld Cup referees Touch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the Australian referee contingent for the upcoming Touch World Cup to be held in Coffs Harbour from Wednesday, 29 April to Sunday, 3 May 2015. The following referees will join referees from across the globe in officiating the event, we congratulate them on their efforts and commitment to the sport to get them to this level, and wish them the best of luck as they represent themselves and their country in a home World Cup. To keep up-to-date with the latest news and information in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup, please visit the following website and social media pages:Website – www.touchworldcup.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchworldcupTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015 Nicholas AltinDavid BaggioVictor BaptistaRobert BowenNathan BudgeTony CalabriaScott CampbellDamien CarlsonAnnabelle ConnollyBrett FreshwaterJohn FrostIndra GarnerWilliam GreatbatchSamantha HaconLuke HeckendorfRenee JanesMark KellyMichael LandsbergMatthew LaveryDale LawrenceGiancarlo LeungMichael LittlefieldPhillip LoweScott MarshJo MasonRichard McIlroyLuke McKenzieBarry McNamaraMichael MedlinChristopher MurrayBernard O’DonohueJustin ParsonsTimothy PearsonTom PolkinghorneMatthew PrendergastLuke SaldernAmanda SheekyAmanda SingleKim SkellyWilliam SladeAnthony SmithBradley SmithAndrew SmithJames SteinbergAnthony SutersPaul SullivanJohn TaylorGregory TaylorTerri ThomasAnton Van RensburgJosh VernonAdam VickeryRebecca WardMichael WattDenise Weier
Aston Villa, Derby chasing Chelsea defender Ethan Ampaduby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Ethan Ampadu is a target for Championship clubs ahead of the January market.The Mirror says Aston Villa and Derby County are set to go head to head to sign Ampadu on-loan in January.Both clubs made moves for the 18-year-old Welsh international during the summer but Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wouldn’t let him leave.He remains a target for Villa and Derby who already have string Chelsea links.Villa have John Terry as first-team coach and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on-loan. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: We’ve toughened up since Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino feels his players have become mentally stronger over the first-half of the season.Pochettino believes the temperament of his squad has improved following a dressing down at Old Trafford.He was agitated by players talking about winning the Premier League title after beating Manchester United 3-0 in August.”After our victory at Old Trafford, I was so disappointed with some of the comments, the way we assimilated the victory,” said Pochettino ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Bournemouth.”After that we improved a lot and learned. In football you always have to be respectful and talk on the pitch. We’re in a very good position — last 16 of the Champions League, semi-final of the Carabao Cup and third in the Premier League table.”I remember when we arrived it always was about how? How do we reduce the gap to the top? How can we be competitive in big games? How can we be consistent? How? How? How? After four-and-a-half years I think we’re in a very good position. But now the last step is the most difficult step. It looks so close but sometimes it’s not so close. That is why it’s tough to keep going.”In our first press conference after the World Cup I told you this is going to be one of the most difficult seasons for us. When many things were negative, when all the circumstances were not the best to start with… But we fought a lot and we took a massive challenge, fighting all together, and we’re doing a fantastic job.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Mirallas blasts ex-Everton boss Allardyce: He doesn’t know football!by Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton winger Kevin Mirallas does not have too many good memories of Sam Allardyce.The veteran manager was in charge of Everton for a short period a few seasons ago, where he stabilised the club for a top half finish.But many fans were unhappy at Allardyce’s negative tactics, and Mirallas does not recall the period too fondly.”[Former Everton bosses Roberto] Martinez and [Ronald] Koeman wanted to play football but after, there was Allardyce,” Mirallas told The Athletic.”I don’t know if he even knew football because he only spent five minutes on the pitch in training. “Nobody knows this, but it’s true. “That’s difficult. You have to pick players at the weekend but you don’t watch training.”I only stayed for one month while he was there but I spoke to some players and they told me it was very difficult. “It’s true he won a lot of games, but they didn’t enjoy it.”