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

Man Charged In Madison Bombings Targeting Police, Judge

first_imgIL for www.theindianalawyer.comFederal authorities announced Friday a 37-year-old Madison man has been charged in connection with two pipe bombings that rattled the Ohio River city in March.David Theiring was charged with two counts of possession of a pipe bomb and a count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler of the Southern District of Indiana announced. Theiring is suspected of playing a role in placing pipe bombs that exploded on the sidewalk in front of the Madison Police Department and outside the home of Jefferson Superior Judge Mike Hensley. No one was injured in either explosion.“Striking fear into the heart of a community will not be tolerated,” Minkler said. “Those who use violence directed at the criminal justice system or any of its members will be held strictly accountable.”According to a press release from Minkler’s office, federal, state and local law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Theiring’s residence on April 1 and found bomb-making materials, a .22 caliber rifle, and a 12 gauge shotgun. Theiring’s possession of the destructive devices on the dates was unlawful; a search of the records of the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record failed to reveal any destructive devices Theiring registered. Moreover, Theiring, who has two prior felony convictions, could not legally possess a firearm.This case was the result of an investigation by the Indiana State Police, the Madison City Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.“ATF is committed to apprehending violent offenders and keeping the citizens of Indiana safe as we continue to work collaborative investigations with our state and local partners,” said ATF Group Supervisor Charley A. Scarber.According to assistant U.S. attorney Lauren M. Wheatley, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Theiring faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. An initial hearing will be held in New Albany before a U.S. magistrate judge.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Cancellations for Feb. 6: No school

first_imgHere is a listing of cancellations and postponements due to this week’s winter storm. To add your event to our listing, email us at [email protected] school today, Feb. 6, in RSU 73 (Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls).No school today, Feb. 6, in MSAD 58 (Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, Strong).No school today, Feb. 6, in RSU 9 (Chesterville, Farmington, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks, Temple, Vienna, Wilton, Weld). Tonight’s MBHS girls (home) and boys (away) basketball games vs. Camden Hills have been postponed to this Saturday, Feb. 8.The event for ‘Hello Darling,’ and author Patty Schoen at the Wilton Free Public Library scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6 has been cancelled due to weather. It will be rescheduled later this spring.The Jim Ditzler New Sharon Memorial Library is closed today, Feb. 6.The meeting of the Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers (WOODS), scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, Twice Sold Tales, Farmington, has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30 -8:00 pm, Twice Sold Tales, 155 Main Street, Farmington.Incredible Senior bowling is cancelled today, Feb. 6.The Phillips Town Office will be closing at noon today.Franklin County Animal Shelter is closed today, Feb. 6.last_img read more

IOP announces spring fellows

first_imgHarvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP) has announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for resident and visiting fellowships this spring. Over the course of an academic semester, resident fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community, and lead weekly study groups on a wide variety of issues. Visiting fellows join the institute for a shorter period and maximize their time meeting with students, faculty, and Harvard research center staff.“We are looking forward to welcoming our spring 2012 fellows to Harvard,” said IOP Director Trey Grayson. “Their public service experience throughout local, state, and federal government and in journalism and international politics should create strong interest among students, faculty, and the entire University community.”last_img read more

9/11 Musical Come from Away Eyeing Broadway

first_img View Comments After picking up buzz at Goodspeed and NAMT before successful engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and then Seattle Repertory Theatre this year, Come from Away is eyeing the Great White Way. “It’s definitely coming to New York,” a source close to the the original, rock-infused tuner, told The Toronto Star. “The only question is the exact date.”Directed by Christopher Ashley, the show has a book, music and lyrics by husband-and-wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff. Come from Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander’s air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family.The Seattle company included Jenn Colella as Beverley, Chad Kimball as Colin 1, Joel Hatch as Claude, Rodney Hicks as Bob, Caesar Samayoa as Colin 2, Q Smith as Lana and Sharon Wheatley as Diane. The production featured choreography by Kelly Devine, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Gareth Owen.We will keep you posted! Related Shows Come From Away from $49.00last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool got ‘really good result’ against Arsenal

first_img Comment Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Thursday night (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool managed a ‘really good result’ against Arsenal on Thursday night, despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by the Gunners.The game finished 0-0 at Anfield and went to a penalty shootout, which saw Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno make two saves as Mikel Arteta’s side won 5-4 from the spot.Liverpool had the better of the game in terms of possession and chances created and Klopp is keen to take the positives, despite falling at the fourth round stage.The German claimed that a draw with Arsenal was an impressive achievement, despite the unsuccessful penalty shootout that followed.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s difficult to be too positive about the game when you don’t win it,’ Klopp told reporters.‘But actually, it would have been a draw, and I think against Arsenal, a draw is still a really good result.‘We lost a penalty shootout, but we had the bigger chances in the game and we did a lot of good things in this football game, and that’s what you wish for as a manager.‘We could have been a bit more clinical in finishing, but Bernd Leno had a really good game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The penalty shootout, it’s luck and a lot of things. Arsenal shot really well and we, not exactly the same, and that’s why we lost.’Divock Origi and Harry Wilson failed to convert their spot-kicks for Liverpool and Joe Willock stepped up to score the winning penalty.Arsenal lost to Liveprool in the Premier League on Monday night and Arteta was pleased to gain some measure of revenge.‘We still have lots to learn but we are on the right path,’ said the Arsenal boss.‘It is the third time in about eight weeks we have played against the best team in Europe, in my opinion, and it is a step forward for my team.‘We want to treat every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy, we have to do that for the club we represent and we will do that.’MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals why William Saliba was left out of Arsenal’s win against LiverpoolMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles after nonchalant spot-kick in penalty shootout win over LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool got ‘really good result’ against Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 9:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShareslast_img read more

Switzerland’s AHV to invest in US, European property funds

first_imgA pooled $20m-40m (€14m-28m) US fund should have the same credentials, it said.AHV, which also manages invalidity compensation scheme IV (CHF4.7bn) and military service/maternity leave scheme EO (CHF600m), returned 2.8% last year, below the Swiss national average of 6%.As per year-end 2013, the fund had 5% invested in real estate, with 52% in mainly domestic bonds, 13% in loans and 26% in equities.The remainder was commodities (2%). AHV is looking to invest in European and US real estate on the back of below-average returns last year.Switzerland’s CHF30bn (€24.4bn) first-pillar pension fund is looking to the core and core-plus segments of both continents.An exclusively European €15m-20m pooled fund is being targeted with a maximum 50% leverage ratio.AHV is looking for stabilised, income-producing real estate assets.last_img read more

Bukayo Saka: I’m enjoying myself at Arsenal, not concerned about contract talks

first_img Loading… Bukayo Saka has revealed he ‘is enjoying’ himself at the Emirates and he has no time for contract talks.Advertisement According to Saka, he would want his parents and agents to handle anything relating to Arsenal’s future — so that he can continue learning from boss Mikel Arteta.The Gunners want to tie the 18-year-old to a lucrative new long-term contract to replace his current deal, which finishes next year.Arsenal are aware of Manchester United’s growing interest and accept they will have to award Saka a big pay rise to keep him.But the winger prefers to do his talking on the pitch and said: “I leave all that contract stuff to my agent and my parents.“I’m just enjoying my football playing under the new coach, so we’ll see what happens.”Arteta is not part of the negotiation process but sees Saka as key to his long-term plans.He said: “Part of his development is to improve the contract and tie him to the club but I have to follow a natural process.“I’m sure we will do the right thing when players deserve improved contracts.”Saka has been filling in at full-back for the injured Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac since Arteta took over in December.And he is using the experience to learn important lessons. He said: “I don’t see myself as a long-term full-back but for now I’ll do the job the manager asks me to.“My dream was to be a winger, affect games, score goals and get assists.“I’m learning a lot about how Premier League wingers play against defenders and how to position myself.“It will be valuable experience because I’ll know how full-backs play and what they don’t like from wingers.“I’m really enjoying my football under the new manager. He’s giving me all the advice I need.”Saka was delighted with his nutmeg on Valentino Lazaro before teeing up Nicolas Pepe’s goal in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Newcastle.Read Also:Liverpool,Man Utd ‘eye Bukayo Saka transfer’ amid Arsenal contract situationHe added: “I was happy it came off but the important thing was to keep my composure and find the right player to score.“Sunday shows we can score goals and shut up at the back.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A LotThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All Timelast_img read more

No time for dreaming – Magath

first_imgNew Fulham manager Felix Magath has warned now is “not the time to dream” and vowed there is only hard work ahead as the Cottagers battle to stay in the Barclays Premier League. Magath has been known for his harsh training regimes back in Germany, and has already called the squad in on what was a scheduled day off last weekend. However, the 60-year-old insisted there should be no issues with doing whatever it takes to stay up. “I am a nice guy, very nice (not a tough guy),” he said. “Ask (Spain forward) Raul about my work, don’t ask a player who did not know me here in England. Ask the good players and you will get the right answers.” Magath had been out of work since leaving Wolfsburg for the second time in October 2012. The German, though, expressed limited sympathy for Meulensteen, his assistant manager Ray Wilkins and first-team technical director Alan Curbishley, who have all left Craven Cottage under a clean break from the old regime. “I was sacked a few times also, I know the situation and I’m sorry for each coach, but we have here a situation where the management (owner) waited a long time,” he said. “I think if you want to change something you have to do it now. “It doesn’t look like it worked well enough, so I don’t care about the reason for the manager before (why he was sacked). “I don’t know what he had done, I don’t care. “I take over my duties and look forward to doing the best I can. “I have seen where we are in the table and I have to see where it can be improved. “I don’t care about other managers, I have my way of playing.” Magath added: “If you have a team which have no victories, they are a bit uncertain, they have not enough confidence to play forwards, so we have to stay together and fight together, that is the only way we can go up.” Despite all of his positive rhetoric, Magath accepts Fulham still have a tall order to stave off the drop. “We will need six victories to stay up,” he said. “In the next months we will have a lot of work to avoid relegation, but in the first days here the work we’ve achieved has been very good. “I am sure we will avoid relegation with this team as the players are willing to avoid relegation. “We have a good atmosphere at the club when we all work together. “We are able to avoid relegation and that is now the most important thing.” Press Association “If you have seen how we played at Wolfsburg that is how I want to see my team and my club, but now we have a special situation – it is not the time to dream,” Magath said. “We have to work, to stay together and fight against relegation. That is all (we have to do) in the next few weeks. “I have worked with some clubs who were on the bottom, and I was never relegated. I have always had success with them and developed them, made them better. “But this is not the time to develop, it is time to make points. “We are behind the others, so it is not good enough for us to make a draw – we have to win, that is the only way we come out.” The Fulham boss added: “The players have a good atmosphere to avoid relegation, we are all working together. “The first days here were very positive and very good, and I am sure that we will avoid relegation. “Now we have to concentrate on Saturday’s game against West Brom.” The German – a Bundesliga winner with Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg – replaced Rene Meulensteen last week and the west London club’s third manager of a rollercoaster season has been charged with lifting Fulham out of the relegation zone with only 12 league games remaining. Magath is set to leave his squad in no uncertain terms of what is expected as they aim to haul themselves off the bottom and make up what is currently a four-point deficit ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Brom. last_img read more

Early morning explosion reported at BB&T bank ATM

first_imgAuthorities in Pinellas County are currently investigating an explosion at a bank ATM.The incident was reported at the BB&T bank on Tampa Road at 3:27 a.m. Monday.According to the report, authorities received a call from the bank’s alarm system and arrived to the scene to discover the remains of the explosion on the “south side of the building.”Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, authorities are still conducting their investigation.Officials are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 582-6200.last_img read more