USS Boxer Receives Retention Excellence Award for Second Time

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Boxer For a second consecutive year, the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) was named winner of the Retention Excellence Award for outstanding Sailor retention for 2012.The Retention Excellence Award, also known as “Golden Anchor Award,” is awarded annually to commands that meet or exceed the retention criteria set forth by the Chief of Naval Operations. Commands must also score a minimum of 85 on their annual command career information program review to qualify for the award. “The award is a significant accomplishment for the crew and validates the commitment our leaders have to the Sailors onboard,” said Navy Counselor 1st Class (SW/AW) Derek Reynolds from Boxer’s career counselor office. Chief Navy Counselor (AW/SW) Jayne Epaloose, Boxer’s command career counselor, agreed that the award represents a total shipboard effort to have more Boxer Sailors stay Navy. “This award means Boxer leadership cares about its Sailors,” said Epaloose.As a trophy for winning the award, the command will be allowed to keep the ship’s anchors painted gold for another year. “Our anchors are gold and that tells the fleet what Boxer is all about,” added Epaloose.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 11, 2013 View post tag: Second View post tag: Naval View post tag: receives February 11, 2013 View post tag: Excellence Training & Education View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Boxer Receives Retention Excellence Award for Second Time View post tag: award View post tag: Retention View post tag: time Share this article View post tag: USS USS Boxer Receives Retention Excellence Award for Second Timelast_img read more

Gov. Wolf to Pennsylvania: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf to Pennsylvania: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law May 11, 2020center_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that we must stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences.“Pennsylvanians are fighting for our lives,” Gov. Wolf said. “We have fought this deadly virus in the best way we can, and sacrificed in ways we could never have imagined. It has been a new kind of heroism – in many ways a quiet heroism. These heroic acts deserve to be met not by surrendering, but by staying the course.”The governor reiterated that reopening too soon can cause COVID-19 to spread, for cases and deaths to spike and for closures to be reinstated perhaps for much longer.Reopening decisions are based on the advice of scientists, medical professionals, and the state’s epidemiologists. Factors that inform decisions include case counts, modeling, geographic location, contact tracing and testing capabilities for individual counties, regions, and the state. Each county is considered individually before deciding on placement into the red, yellow or green phases. Yellow counties have a lower risk of virus spread. Red counties have a higher risk of virus spread.“I cannot allow residents in a red county to get sick because their local officials can’t see the invisible risk of the virus in their community,” Wolf said. “So, I must, and I will impose consequences if a county locally lifts restrictions when it has not yet been given the go-ahead by the state.”The governor outlined the following consequences to counties that do not abide by the law to remain closed:Counties will not be eligible for federal stimulus discretionary funds the state receives and intends to provide to counties with populations of fewer than 500,000.Businesses in counties that do not abide by the law will no longer be eligible for business liability insurance and the protections it provides. The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance released details of this earlier today.Restaurants that reopen for dine-in service in counties that have not been authorized to reopen will be at risk of losing their liquor license.County residents receiving unemployment compensation will be able to continue to receive benefits even if their employer reopens. Employees may choose not to return out of concern for personal safety and safety of co-workers.“This is not a time to give up,” Wolf said. “This is a time to rededicate ourselves to the task of beating this virus. I intend to keep fighting, and I believe that the overwhelming majority of my fellow Pennsylvanians intend to keep fighting it too. With that unity, I know we can win.”View this information in Spanish.last_img read more

Would you trade your Gold Coast home for one in the Whitsundays?

first_imgThe Burleigh Heads home was built on a narrow block.Architect Paul Uhlmann designed the three-level home.The timber property has ocean views from every level, and a special feature on each deck including a firepit, outdoor tub and pool. Each deck has a special feature.Ed Cherry of Sophie Carter Exclusive Properties is marketing the property through an expressions of interest campaign and said there was an offer on the table for Ms Naumoski to swap her Gold Coast residence for a Whitsundays property. The residence is designed to look like it’s floating out of the cliff.“I saw the block 18 months ago when I was hunting for a place to build my dream home,” the mother-of-two told the Gold Coast Bulletin when she showcased the property in August.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe narrow block was previously home to a blue fibro shack; it took eight months for Gold Coast builder Nick McDonald’s team to construct the palatial stilt structure in its place. 45 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads is on the market.THE owner of the Gold Coast’s first ‘floating house’ has knocked back an offer to swap her Burleigh Heads property for one in the Whitsundays.Cleverly designed to seemingly float out of the cliff, the “dream” property at 45 Hill Ave was built for Rosetta Naumoski, who bought the 405sq m block for $879,000.center_img Homeowner Rose Naumoski at her spectacular Burleigh Heads home with builder Nick McDonald. Picture Glenn Hampson Would you swap a home on the Gold Coast for one here?“There were two offers presented, the other was for a normal sale from a yacht broker from Monaco,” Mr Cherry said.“But the property is definitely back on the market.”last_img read more

Kaboul happy under old hero

first_img PSG had taken the lead towards the end of the first half, when captain neatly directed a free-kick into the goal Kaboul was sat behind. That player was Argentina defender Pochettino, who 13 years later would give the captain’s armband to the Frenchman in his role as Tottenham head coach. “He scored in the goal that I was just behind and I remember it,” Kaboul said with a smile. “It was a volley from his right foot and it was the first game of Ronaldinho being at PSG. “I remember it like it was yesterday and now he is my manager. “Of course I spoke to him about it and he remembered this goal. That was only 2001, it was not long ago when you think about and now he is my manager.” Pochettino spent three years in France playing for PSG and then Bordeaux, before returning to his first club in Europe, Espanyol. The defender was a regular for Argentina and represented them at the 2002 World Cup, so brings the kind of experience Kaboul is lapping up. “Mauricio was a top defender first of all,” he said. “A very classy defender. “We learn a lot from him because he has got experience at this level and we try to put in the game everything he has taught us. “[He is helping me] to read the game. To read the game properly and to anticipate stuff. “I think we have applied this already during the games.” Kaboul has certainly looked impressive under Pochettino, following-up a man-of-the-match display in the 1-1 draw at rivals Arsenal with a solid display as Southampton were overcome 1-0 on Sunday. It is such performances the France international hopes can finally put paid to the reputation he has for being injury prone. “That is finished,” Kaboul said. “Look at me on the pitch. “I want to end all the speculation about all of my injuries. “You know, for a professional footballer you need a full pre-season. If he goes through all of this full pre-season over nearly two months, he should be fine. “You always can have these little injuries, that is normal, but physically you feel much better. “This is the first time I’ve had a pre-season for three years, so I had no injury, I am fully-fit and feel very good.” Kaboul also cleared up the situation surrounding his contract, with many supporters thinking the defender is in the last year of his contract. “I still have until June 2016,” he said. “I am very happy at Spurs.” Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul is learning a lot from former Argentina defender Mauricio Pochettino – someone just 13 years ago he watched in awe when a ball boy at Auxerre. Back in 2001, the defender was part of the Burgundy club’s youth system and would regularly work as a ball boy at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps. One of those matches was Ronaldinho’s debut for star-studded Paris St-Germain, who were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw after being pegged back by a late acrobatic Djibril Cisse strike. Press Associationlast_img read more