US Navy sorties Hawaii-based ships ahead of Hurricane Lane

first_img View post tag: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham US Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii are getting underway from Pearl Harbor as Hurricane Lane travels toward the Hawaiian Islands.This was announced by Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, who said that ships and submarines not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun to sortie and will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed.“Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the Pearl Harbor-based ships,” Fort said. “This allows the ships enough time to transit safely out of the path of the storm.”Units will remain at sea until the threat from the storm subsides and Hawaii-based Navy aircraft will be secured in hangars or flown to other airfields to avoid the effects of the hurricane.The Navy orders a sortie during potentially extreme weather conditions to reduce the risk of significant damage to ships and piers during high winds and seas. Some ships will not get underway, due to various maintenance availabilities, and are taking extra precautions to avoid potential damage. Commanding officers have a number of options when staying in port, depending on the severity of the weather. Some of these options include adding additional mooring and storm lines, dropping the anchor, and disconnecting shore power cables. View post tag: US Navy Photo: Illustration. Photo: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Five myths of strategic execution

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions have thousands of guides about developing a strategy, but very few on how to execute one. And the difficulty of achieving executional excellence is a major obstacle at most companies, according to Kathy Pearson, Ph.D., who recently spoke at CUES Symposium: A CEO/Chairman Exchange.Leaders often attribute poor execution to a lack of alignment and a weak performance culture. However, it turns out that in most companies, activities line up well with strategic goals, and the people who meet their numbers are consistently rewarded, according to Pearson, founder and president of Enterprise Learning Solutions and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.Instead, for successful execution of strategy, companies must foster coordination across units and build the agility to adapt to changing market conditions.During her session, Pearson summarized research from “Why Strategy Execution Unravels–And What to Do About It” from the March 2015 Harvard Business Review, and shared five strategic execution myths and realities… continue reading »last_img read more

What you should know when buying off the plan

first_imgLike any property purchase, attention to detail is essential. Before you sign a contract, seek independent legal and financial advice. A solicitor or conveyancer will support you throughout the process and carry out the settlement on your behalf. Having your finance ready makes it easier when you find the right block. Make sure your approval is still current when it is time to settle. MORE NEWS: Reno offers fresh look There are several advantages that arise from buying off the plan.BUYING a block of land off the plan’ to build your dream home in a new community can be an exciting and life-changing experience.Purchasing off the plan simply means you’re buying a block that is either still under construction or where work has not yet commenced.Although it will be some time until you can move in your new home, there are several advantages that arise from buying off the plan. How long will I have to wait for the block to be completed? Get pre-approval for finance It may not be possible to get all the way to your block if it’s in a construction zone. However, ask a sales professional to take you as close as possible, and to show you similar blocks and completed homes in other stages. Get a feel for the block Ensure your contact details are kept up to date How do I know what sort of design I can place on the block? What expert advice should I seek when buying the block?center_img Can I see the block? “The lead time involved in buying off the plan also allows more time to work on the finer details of your home design and get everything organised with your chosen builder.”Mr Laner said there were five questions customers commonly asked when buying land off the plan: The draft plan of the subdivision will give you an indication of the size, shape and orientation of your home site. Buying off the plan means the variety of blocks is greater as you have first choice when a new stage of land is released. Do I have to pay the full amount for the block upfront? More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoYou will only need to pay a deposit (which is a small proportion of the purchase price) on signing a contract, with the balance of the cost not payable until settlement. Typically, this can take anywhere from three months to 18 months, depending on which Stockland community you are purchasing in and which land stage within that community. Buying off the plan means you are buying a block at today’s prices regardless of when it is completed.David Laner, acting Queensland general manager for residential communities at Stockland, said off-the-plan buyers had the opportunity to save a little extra money before their block settled.“This could be especially helpful for first home buyers as only a deposit is required until the block has been completed,” Mr Laner said.“Another advantage is that you are buying a block at today’s prices regardless of when it is completed. MORE NEWS: Making the most of Coastal living TOP TIPS WHEN BUYING OFF THE PLAN: When you know the unique features of your block, ask to walk a completed block of a similar size so that you can get a feel for what you are buying. Settlement will generally take place 14 days after you are notified that the block has been officially registered. Keep informed about the progress of construction, remembering that wet weather can sometimes cause delays.last_img read more

Rod Stewart Due in PBC Court Today to Face Battery Charge

first_imgLegendary rocker Rod Stewart will appear in a Palm Beach County courtroom today after being accused of punching a security guard who refused to allow the singer’s family into a private event on New Year’s Eve at the Breakers on Palm Beach. Stewart and his 39-year-old son were charged with battery stemming from the incident.The younger Stewart allegedly first pushed the guard before his famous dad delivered a punch to the security guard’s left rib cage area. A Palm Beach police officer reviewed video of the incident and identified Stewart and his son as the “primary aggressors.”Stewart is due in court at 9:00 a.m.last_img

Khabib Nurmagomedov: The mystery behind the UFC star not revealing much about his wife

first_imgLast Updated: 28th November, 2019 21:48 IST Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Mystery Behind The UFC Star Not Revealing Much About His Wife Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the biggest names in UFC right now. Find out the mystery behind Khabib’s never seen wife and know more about his family. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 28th November, 2019 21:48 IST Danish Ansari Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson set for April 2020Khabib Nurmagomedov is finally set to face Tony Ferguson early next year in April. The fight will reportedly take place in Brooklyn Center, according to UFC President Dana White, considering Khabib’s grievances with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib has made the contract official from his end, whereas Tony Ferguson is yet to come to the table. 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals Conor McGregor’s words before winning UFC 229 fight Khabib Nurmagomedov familyThe MMA community is well aware of Khabib Nurmagomedov and his long list of accomplishments he has had throughout his career. He has close family members who are also associated with mixed martial arts as well. This includes his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, an army veteran and a master of the sport. Khabib also has two brothers, Abubakar and Magomed, who are also MMA fighters. His several cousins are signed to prime MMA promotions, something that the fighter has acknowledged on numerous occasions. However, there has always been an air of mystery around his wife.Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Is Fixed For 2020; Date RevealedKhabib Nurmagomedov wife – What’s the mystery?Khabib Nurmagomedov has known his wife Patimat Nurmagomedova since childhood before finally getting married to her in June 2013. Reportedly, the wedding ceremony was attended by the whole Dagistan village with around 4,000 in attendance. On the day of their wedding, Patimat was dressed in a traditional white opaque veil covering her face. Her face was never revealed in the media and she has not made any public appearances. The reason fans never see her pictures on the Internet is due to Khabib’s Islamic beliefs. Besides that, Khabib Nurmagomedov also has a sister. MMA has seen many superstars dominate the sport over the years, however, UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has dominated to such an extent that he is considered widely as one of the best grapplers of all time with a record as impressive as 28-0. Khabib’s billing to the top came recently as he surged ahead in the wake of his dominant performance over Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi. He gained more popularity with his win over Conor McGregor a year ago.Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Conor McGregor An “idiot”, Calls For People To Ignore Him LIVE TV WE RECOMMENDcenter_img Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before Rematch 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson is fixed for 2020; date revealed Written By Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fighter’s Salary, Net Worth, Next UFC Opponent 9 months ago UFC: Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov promo will give you goosebumps 10 months ago Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fighter’s salary, net worth, next UFC opponent COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago Khabib Nurmagomedov calls Conor McGregor an “idiot”, calls for people to ignore himlast_img read more