US Navy League Establishes Scholarship to Honor USS Mississippi

first_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: League View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy League Establishes Scholarship to Honor USS Mississippi View post tag: Navy US Navy League Establishes Scholarship to Honor USS Mississippi View post tag: USS Meridian Area Navy League members, USS Mississippi commissioning committee members and representatives from the University of Mississippi gathered Jan. 18 to announce the establishment of a new scholarship.Meridian Area Navy League members worked for a year to raise funds for the commissioning of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782), and after the commissioning in 2012, they still had money left over.The remaining funds were used to establish a scholarship at the University of Mississippi to benefit dependants of USS Mississippi Sailors or Mississippi natives who will participate in the NROTC program at the university.An endowment check for $40,000 was presented by the USS Mississippi Commissioning Chairman Mark McDonald, Co-Chairman retired Navy Capt. Curt Goldacker and Meridian Area Navy League President Arjen Lagendijk to Denson Hollis, senior director of development for the College of Liberal Arts.“The life span of the USS Mississippi is expected to be at least 30 years,” Goldacker said. “We expect this foundation to run well past that.”The University of Mississippi was selected to receive the scholarship endowment because it is the only college in the state that has an active Navy ROTC.Lagendijk said that the fund raising was an effort of many people across the state that joined together with Goldacker, McDonald and Tom McGuire, a long time member of the Navy League.“Without these three gentlemen and a lot of other folks, this wouldn’t have happened,” Lagendijk said. “To say that we can raise money and have some left over for something like this is pretty neat.”Hollis said the plan is to award a $2,000 scholarship beginning in the Fall of 2014.“A different student will get it each year, and first choice would be to a dependent of a USS Mississippi crew member,” Hollis said. “If there is not an eligible applicant, the next choice would be to a student from Mississippi. The university, the College of Liberal Arts and the Navy ROTC are just so grateful that they have chosen us to house this money and ensure this scholarship. We’ll do our best to make sure the money is used the way they want it to be used.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 29, 2013 Share this article View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Mississippi View post tag: US Training & Education January 29, 2013 View post tag: Scholarship View post tag: establishes View post tag: Defence View post tag: Honorlast_img read more

Pandemic’s path of destruction widens

first_img Despite hardships, U.S. public is ‘firmly opposed’ to reopening the economy immediately Block and Sachs point to flaws in the social safety net, an indifferent OSHA, and a system that favors employers over employees When it comes to caring for children, majorities of households with children in New York (60 percent), Los Angeles (69 percent), Chicago (51 percent), and Houston (60 percent) report experiencing serious problems during this time. This includes sizable shares of households with serious problems keeping children’s education going, helping children adjust to major life changes, finding child care while working, and finding space for children to get physical activity while maintaining a safe distance from others.Households with children in major cities also face significant barriers with internet connectivity during the coronavirus outbreak. At least four in 10 households with children report either having serious problems with their internet connection to do schoolwork or their jobs, or that they do not have a high-speed internet connection at home (New York – 43 percent, Los Angeles – 54 percent, Chicago – 40 percent, Houston – 45 percent.View the complete poll findings. And the survey says, ‘keep it closed’ How COVID turned a spotlight on weak worker rights At least half of households in the four largest U.S. cities — New York , Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston — report facing serious financial problems during the coronavirus outbreak. Their worries include depleting household savings, paying credit card bills and other debts, and affording medical care, according to a new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll.In New York, 53 percent of respondents said they are facing serious fiscal hardships, with 56 percent in Los Angeles, 53 in Chicago, and 63 in Houston.The poll found that many of the cited problems are concentrated among Black and Latino households, those with annual incomes below $100,000, and households experiencing job or wage losses since the start of the outbreak. Serious financial problems during the coronavirus outbreak are reported by majorities of Black households in New York  (62 percent), Los Angeles (52 percent), Chicago (69 percent) and Houston (81 percent). Serious financial problems are also reported by majorities of Latino households in New York City (73 percent), Los Angeles (71 percent), Chicago (63 percent), and Houston (77 percent) during this time. In addition, majorities of households with annual incomes below $100,000 report facing serious financial problems in New York City (65 percent), Los Angeles (64 percent), Chicago (59 percent), and Houston (72 percent) during the coronavirus outbreak.N=512 New York City adults ages 18+. Race/ethnicity categorized as non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic Black, and Latino. Income defined as reported 2019 household income. Net Q4-5. At any point since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, has anyone living in your household … had a) serious problems paying mortgage/rent, b) serious problems paying utilities, c) serious problems making car payments, d) serious problems affording medical care, e) serious problems paying credit cards/loans/other debt, f) serious problems affording food, g) other serious financial problems? … used up all or most of their savings? Source: “The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Major U.S. Cities”When it comes to employment problems, half or more households in these cities report any adult household members have lost their jobs, been furloughed, or had wages or hours reduced since the start of the outbreak (New York – 50 percent, Los Angeles – 61 percent, Chicago – 51 percent, Houston – 57 percent). And among these households with job or wage losses during the coronavirus outbreak, more than two-thirds report facing serious financial problems (New York – 73 percent, Los Angeles – 73 percent, Chicago – 69 percent, Houston – 81 percent).This poll, “The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Major U.S. Cities,” was conducted July 1-Aug. 3 among 3,454 U.S. adults, including 512 adults living in New York City, 507 adults living in Los Angeles, 529 adults living in Chicago, and 447 adults living in Houston. Adults in this survey were asked to report on serious problems facing both themselves and others living in their households, so measures are reported as a percentage of households for all household-related questions.Q4/Q5. N=512 New York City adults ages 18+. Categories ranked by highest % among respondents. *An additional 8% volunteered they didn’t have any household savings prior to the coronavirus outbreak. Source: “The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Major U.S. Cities”In health care, significant shares of households in the four cities report household members have been unable to get medical care for serious problems when they needed it during the coronavirus outbreak, and they have faced negative health consequences as a result.  Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, 19 percent of New York households, 20 percent of Los Angeles households, 23 percent of Chicago households, and 27 percent of Houston households report anyone in their household has been unable to get medical care for a serious problem when they needed it. A majority of these households with anyone who has been unable to get care when needed (New York City – 59 percent, Los Angeles – 63 percent, Chicago – 55 percent, Houston – 75 percent) report negative health consequences as a result.“Before federal coronavirus support programs even expired, we find millions of people with very serious problems with their finances, health care, and with caring for children,” said Robert J. Blendon, co-director of the survey and Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis Emeritus at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Though we want to believe we are all in this together, findings show problems concentrated in people who earn less than $100,000, people who have lost wages or jobs, and Black and Latino Americans.” Related Ariella Barker has been advocating for herself and others since childhood — now she will work where litigation meets policy Returning to fight for disabled workers rightslast_img read more

Angels activate Shohei Ohtani, the hitter

first_imgSEATTLE — Shohei Ohtani, the Angels’ two-way star who is still unable to throw while waiting for his damaged ulnar collateral ligament to heal, was activated on Tuesday to join the lineup as a designated hitter. Ohtani will bat sixth Tuesday night against the Mariners.Ohtani, who was hitting .289 with six homers and a .907 OPS, could give a boost to an Angels lineup that has struggled to consistently produce.Ohtani was cleared to hit on Thursday, after doctors determined that enough healing had occurred with his elbow that swinging was not a risk. He will be re-evaluated in just over two weeks to see how he’s progressing towards being able to pitch.The Angels also recalled right-hander Miguel Almonte, who had been claimed on waivers in April. They optioned pitchers Deck McGuire and Eduardo Paredes. More to come on this story. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Promoter will not ‘buckle to pressure’ as DeGale eyes title shot

first_imgJames DeGale’s promoter Mick Hennessy defends his decision not to rush the Harlesen super-middleweight towards a world title shot.DeGale has become increasingly frustrated at his apparent lack of progress since signing with Hennessy last year and wants him to deliver a world title chance in the new year.Video courtesy of iFL TVSee also:Trainer says DeGale is ‘a million per cent ready’ for world title challengeVictory keeps DeGale in line for title shotDeGale tells promoter to deliver title fightPromoter vows to deliver DeGale title fightDeGale in line for world title eliminator James DeGale v Dyah Davis as it happenedDeGale keen to put on ‘wicked’ 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Asia’s new hot spot: Macau

first_imgThe Las Vegas of the East is where you can also explore heritage sites, picturesque villages and intriguing museums.Day 1: Begin your holiday in this glitzy city, better known as Las Vegas of the East, by checking into the centrally located Sofitel Macau (Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos; www.sofitel.com). Senado Square, which is a shopper’s haven, is a 10-minute walk from here. You’ll go past fountains, designer stores and kiosks that sell everything from souvenirs to trendy accessories. After spending a couple of hours here, have lunch at one of the restaurants and then head to the Ruins of St Paul’s, a 15-minute walk away. See what remains of a 16th-century college and cathedral that were destroyed in a fire. Macau is a fascinating place to just walk around as it’s packed with churches, temples, and of course casinos, that come alive when the sun goes down. Have dinner at O Porto Interior restaurant (tel: +853 2896 7770) located at the Inner Harbour and indulge in Macanese dishes like codfish cakes, stuffed crab and egg tarts. Before calling it a day, try your hand at gambling at Casino Lisboa, one of the most popular and oldest casinos in Macau.Day 2: The Macau Tower, 1,109 ft high, the ubiquitous landmark of the city, is next in line. Go up to the observation desk and see this glamorous city spread out below your feet. Standing on the glass floor is quite an experience. Those who want to do something adventurous can try bungee jumping or sky walking, but if this isn’t your cup of tea, browse around the shops or catch a flick at the cinema. For lunch, tuck into Portuguese chicken and prawns at Restaurante Litoral (www.restaurante-litoral.com), about 10 mintues away from the Macau Tower. Make your way to the Grand Prix Museum (tel: + 853 8798 4180). You can find out about the history of this race and spot a number of cars that were used over the years. Up next is the Wine Museum (tel: +853 8798 4188), with a fascinating display of different varieties of wine. Sample a few of them before choosing which one to pick up. Have dinner at Rossio (www.mgmmacau.com/rossio), the Portuguese restaurant at MGM Grand Hotel and then walk into the casino, where you can gamble till wee hours of the morning. Day 3: Today is your date with Coloane Island, about 30 minutes away from the hotel. The picturesque Coloane Village here is quiet and surrounded with pastel coloured houses, perfect for a walk. After lunch at Lord Stow’s Bakery (www.lordstow.com), which is famous for its egg tarts, make your way to Hac Sa beach, just five minutes away. Spend the rest of the day at this four-km long beach, which is ideal for swimming and water sports.Day 4: Check out of your hotel, head to Cotai Strip and book yourself into a suite at The Venetian (www.venetianmacao.com). Cotai Strip, where most of the plush hotels and entertainment centres are located, is similar to The Strip in Las Vegas. No prizes for guessing that this resort takes inspiration from the Italian city, Venice, and even has a canal where you can go for a gondola ride. The Venetian is a destination in itself and you can easily spend the day shopping, at the spa, and of course gambling. Keep the evening for the Zaia, billed as one of the most spectacular shows in Asia. In these 90-minutes, you’ll witness acrobats and other lovely performances at a state-of-the-art theatre. Day 5: Explore Taipa Island, about ten minutes away from your hotel. Visit the Taipa House Museum and then keep the afternoon for shopping. You can pick up almond cookies from the Taipa Food Street. In the evening, go to City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com) and watch The House of Dancing Waters, a great water-based show opened last September, and is something not to be missed.Must knowGetting there: Fly direct to Hong Kong from any of the metros. At Hong Kong airport take the one-hour ferry to Macau. Cathay Pacific, Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Air India fly direct to Hong Kong from Delhi. Fare from Delhi Rs. 25,000 (approx). You can get visa on arrival. Currency: The Pataca (MOP$) is Macau’s official currency. 1 Pataca is equal to about six rupees. Most of the shops accept Hong Kong dollars as well. HK$ 1 is equal to about Rs. 5.Must do: Even if you are not into gambling, try your luck at one of the casinos. It’s an experience to remember. We recommend Casino Lisboa.Food tip: It may be tough to find vegetarian food, but there are a few Indian restaurants in the city. Aruna Indian Curry & Cafe House is at Taipa island. Travel tip: The weather is pleasant all year round. Dress light for summer.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

London Olympics: Sania and Paes face daunting challenge

first_imgFinally, the monkey is off the back of the Indian contingent with Gagan Narang winning a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event.The fact that Narang fired 10.7 with his last shot in the close final to finish third proved that he is a champion.Narang’s medal should come as a boost for the rest of the Indian athletes who would be pumped up in the coming days.Coming to tennis, the mixed doubles draw is out and Paes and Sania Mirza will have their task cut out as they face Serbian Ana Ivanovic and Nenad Zimonjic.Zimonjic is a good doubles player but lacks consistency and the Indians would hope that he has a bad day.It was heartening to see that both our doubles combinations (Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes-Vishnu Vardhan) won their first round matches.Bhupathi and Bopanna were up against a strong pair from Belarus – Maxi Mirnyi, who is ranked no.1, and Alexander Bury.There were no breaks of serve until the 13th game of the deciding set when Bhupathi made two impressive returns. Bopanna then did well to serve out the match.However, it was disappointing to see them go down in straight sets to Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in the second round.It was also an impressive performance by Paes and Vishnu considering that the latter was playing his first match at this level. They were up against the scratch Dutch combination of Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer, who came together for the Olympics.advertisementVishnu lost in the singles, but that experience helped him prepare for the doubles encounter. He could get used to the conditions, the surface and the crowd which would have taken care of the nervous energy of playing in his maiden Olympics.They have a tough prequarter-final against Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra, both of whom are accomplished doubles players.(The writer is the Fed Cup coach and former player)last_img read more

Indian women humiliated 0-10 by Thailand in Asian Games football

first_imgIt was India’s second consecutive defeat after an identical 0-10 drubbing by South Korea earlierIndian women’s team was today taught a football lesson by Thailand in a 0-10 result in their third Group A match at the Asian Games here today.The much superior Thailand women led 8-0 at the interval.India though have qualified for the quarterfinals after they mauled Maldives 15-0 in their campaign opener on September 14.Today’s thrashing at the hands of Thailand was the second consecutive defeat for the Indians after an identical 0-10 drubbing by South Korea in their second group match on September 17.Four goals each from captain Sung Ngoen Kanjana and midfielder Boothduang Wilaiporn and one each from substitutes Sornsai Pitasamai and Seesraum Naphat sealed the issue for Thailand in a one-sided encounter.Such was Thailand’s domination that they surged into a 2-0 lead within eight minutes of the match and breezed to a 6-0 lead by the half hour mark.India felt the absence of regular captain Bembem Devi, suspended for the game for a double booking against South Korea, in the midfield as their fleet-footed counterparts got behind the back four more often than not.Stand-in captain Romi Devi and her defensive partners did try to shut it down but in vain.However, the Indian women looked much better in the second half after conceding one goal early on. Striker Bala Devi headed Kamala Devi’s cross from the inside the box in the 78th minute but it went wide. That was the closest India came for goal.advertisementKamala picked out Bala once again with the match nearing final whistle but the tall Manipuri was closed down well by two defenders.Goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan saved twice in split seconds to deny Naphat from the penalty spot but the substitute striker drilled low past the Indian keeper in her third attempt to close the match on 10-0.last_img read more