USS Mesa Verde Completes INSURV

first_img View post tag: INSURV View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Mesa Verde Completes INSURV View post tag: Verde View post tag: completes January 21, 2014 The INSURV was established 130 years ago to inspect US Navy’s ships and to report on their readiness. The ship’s inspection comes after the ship completed both ARGMUEX and COMPUTEX exercises and is getting ready for the upcoming deployment as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).She also assisted in recovery of the US Navy’s MH-53E helicopter that crashed off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. on 8 January.Crewmembers of USS Mesa Verde have been preparing for the ship’s deployment for a few months. The preparation included extensive and exhaustive checks, equipment testing and cleaning.USS Mesa Verde is the third San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship of the US Navy, designed to deliver a fully equipped battalion of up to 800 marines.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 21, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Mesa Industry news View post tag: USS USS Mesa Verde Completes INSURV USS MESA VERDE (LPD-19)USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) returned to Norfolk, V.A on 17 January 2014, having finished her brief underway within the ship’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Share this articlelast_img read more

US Navy Carries Out Freedom of Navigation Operations

first_imgBy Steven McLoud/Diálogo June 24, 2020 The U.S. Navy routinely conducts Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) throughout the world.FONOPs are operations by U.S. naval and air forces that strengthen internationally recognized rights and freedoms by challenging excessive maritime claims, which according to the U.S. Department of Defense are attempts by coastal nations to unlawfully claim territorial waters and restrict the navigational freedoms and movements of ships.One notable example is in the South China Sea where the Chinese government has claimed 90 percent of the sea since 2015 by building military installations on several island chains. The U.S. has continued to challenge those claims by sending their ships on patrol routinely.Under the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, territorial waters are considered to extend 12 nautical miles from a country’s shore.In January of this year the littoral combat ship USS Detroit conducted a FONOP off the coast of Venezuela. U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), said during a U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee testimony in January that the USS Detroit had been involved in counternarcotic and law enforcement operations.The USS Detroit “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in international waters, outside of the lawful limits of Venezuela’s territorial sea,” SOUTHCOM said in a statement at that time, after a Venezuelan patrol boat trailed the naval ship for a short period. “All of our operations are designed to be conducted in accordance with maritime laws and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows,” the statement added.last_img read more

Science, Enforcement Lag as Car Accidents, Claims Rise in Legal Cannabis States

first_imgInsurance Journal 18 November 2019Family First Comment: “Colorado, Oregon, and Washington saw a combined 5.2% increase in the rate of police-reported crashes after legalizing recreational marijuana, compared with neighboring states where such sales are illegal, according to data compiled and analyzed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.”Car crashes in the first three states to legalize recreational marijuana have soared as law enforcement and regulators struggle to define driving high, let alone determine how to fight it.Colorado, Oregon, and Washington saw a combined 5.2% increase in the rate of police-reported crashes after legalizing recreational marijuana, compared with neighboring states where such sales are illegal, according to data compiled and analyzed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Researchers tallied crash rates between 2012 and 2016.Auto-insurance collision claims in the three states have also increased a combined 6% since legalization, compared with neighboring western states without legal weed, the Highway Loss Data Institute found. Analysts controlled for variables such as driver population, car model, weather, and driving environment.The increases have caught Congress and federal regulators off guard as states with legalized marijuana seek answers. Unlike with alcohol, scientifically there’s neither a proven definition of marijuana-impaired driving nor a method of detecting it, making it difficult to police and prosecute. Insurance companies say driving under the influence statistics don’t separate out marijuana and can’t be used to set rates, taking away another potential deterrent to driving high. And Congress has impeded regulator efforts to collect more information on the subject.“Drunk driving is still the No. 1 killer on our roads,” said Helen Witty, president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “But drugged driving, as it’s legalized across this country, is a huge, emerging issue.”Scientists know that drivers who are high tend to drive at lower speeds, have more difficulty staying in their lanes, and are slower to brake in an emergency than drunk drivers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.READ MORE: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/11/18/548752.htmlast_img read more

Hoffarth: Lakers’ wish list cheapened by the dozen

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThis wishy-washy “digital mall” of maligned mulch passed off as consumer waste claims to be “shopping made fun,” enough so that it will apparently fund the Lakers with more than $30 million in disposable income over the next few seasons should either still be in business after this, according to details of an agreement announced this week.We don’t discount Lakers President of Business Operations Tim Harris’ best intentions, but it’s dubious that he or anyone else in the organization did any kind of due diligence, or else this wish would never have been granted.“We talked to a bunch of companies,” he tried to explain why as to why the Lakers attached themselves to this San Francisco-based flim-flam firm instead of perhaps something more local and reputable. “We were hoping for a company that is more mobile facing, because it helps us to continue to connect with younger fans.”The kind of fans who wish they used Amazon Prime instead? If you’re starting to think the Lakers would be better off going topless after this consensual arrangement, at least to avoid more ridicule from the local sports-talk landscape, that leads us to the next problem.Type in pretty much the worst imaginable adult-related bedroom gadgetry you’ve ever heard of on the site’s search engine, and what comes up is stuff more obscene than a $64 million contract once given to Timofey Mozgov. One-size-fits-all championship rings, for example, available for all sorts of body parts.It’s obvious the Lakers desperately need this kind of extra cash channel to counteract any more of the league-imposed fines that come from loose-lipped tampering.But our guess is if Jeanie Buss ever decides to go onto the flea-market site that really does offer stuff like $2 dentures, $10 horny goat weed herbal tea or a $39 electronic device that ignites a 12-cue professional looking light-up-the-sky fireworks show for your backyard, without any of the necessary permits or safety devices – surely, all quality items — she might first order something from the cease-and-desist department once she sees all the other Lakers-branded counterfeit-looking items that would seem to undercut the team’s own NBA vendors.Otherwise, what’s the promo code again for that $24 Kobe Bryant NBA Robojam Gyro Helicopter with the twin propellers coming out his head and likely to catch fire once the batteries are loaded into it?== When do the market-delayed, marked-down Big Baller shoes start showing up on Wish.com so the common-folk have a legitimate shot at rejecting them?== One tip for those about to follow the Sparks’ return to the WNBA Finals for Sunday’s Game 1 against the Lynx: The Sparks will be the team in the purple or yellow jerseys with the logo for something called “EquiTrust” stitched above their numbers. That’s a well-regarded life insurance company that Magic Johnson Enterprises added to its portfolio in 2015. The Lynx’s jerseys read “Mayo Clinic,” one of the nation’s best hospitals located near the team’s base in St. Paul-Minneapolis. Sellouts? Seems like stuff we could actually use. We trust they could put on a clinic about how to vet out sponsorship deals.== Can the Lakers also generate a cease-and-detest whatever against Derek Fisher to prevent him from further damaging the brand, and the NBA in general, during his recent performance on “Dancing With The Stars”?== If the Lakers and Clippers are trying to wage their own “battle for L.A.” in basketball terms, what possesses them to stage their annual “media day” events on the same day? To splinter attention?== The Clippers need you, and a $175 fee, to prove you still have game. They are accepting applications to open tryouts that could lead to a roster spot on their NBA G League Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. Cashier check, credit card or debit card only. No cash or personal checks. Just like how Chris Paul once had to prove his worth before giving up on the whole idea?== If the Rams could get NFL approval to go all-mustard-yellow PJs every week, and then face the 49ers about 49 times a season, wouldn’t that be the secret to filling in a few extra empty seats in the Coliseum on a regular basis? Out of all the image-conscious brands existing today to do business with, there’s this one e-commerce site that offers a holistically horrific selection of cut-rate overseas warehouse drek imaginable, at discounted prices so embarrassingly low and a reputation perhaps even lower that it sends up enough red flags that the Better Business Bureau posts hundreds of complaints for everyone’s amazement and amusement.But wait, there’s more.That dream package deal interests you so much, you not only embrace it as a legitimate partner for your professional sports team, but deem it worthy of adding their name on a high-visible patch that’s right next to your iconic logo?Dear Lakers: Be very careful what you Wish.com for.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more