Spanish Navy’s Relámpago Docks in Tarragona

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy’s Relámpago Docks in Tarragona View post tag: Naval Spanish Navy’s Relámpago Docks in Tarragona Authorities Spanish Navy’s patrol boat ‘Relámpago’ has payed a visit to the city of Tarragona during its return voyage from Operation Atalanta.The vessel, which is currently headed back to its base in Las Palmas, docked in the port of Tarragona on August 6.‘Relámpago’ deployed from its home base on 23 February and has since been engaged in the EU anti-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 08, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Tarragonacenter_img View post tag: Spanish Navy View post tag: europe August 8, 2014 View post tag: docks Share this article View post tag: Relámpagolast_img read more

Phish Studies Conference At Oregon State University Details Panels, Presentations, & More

first_imgOn May 17th–19th, Oregon State University will host an academic conference dedicated to the music, culture, and philosophy of Phish.The conference is being organized by Stephanie Jenkins, an assistant professor of philosophy at the university. She has been a Phish fan since 1995, saw her first show in 2003, and has attended roughly 150 shows in the years since. Jenkins has taught a variety of classes about the philosophy of Phish since joining the Oregon State faculty in 2012. She’s also taken students to Phish shows at The Gorge as part of her classes and held public philosophy events at concerts.“I was always interested in the connection between Phish and philosophy,” Jenkins explains in a press release. “I just didn’t think it was something I was allowed to do. But I have really supportive colleagues here at Oregon State. They encouraged me to develop the class and that has now led to the conference.”Related: The Case For An Academic Examination Of Phish FandomThe conference will include more than 50 presentations from researchers hailing from more than 20 states in addition to Canada. Presentation titles include: “Phish’s Improvisation in Light of Talmudic Scholastic Practice,” “‘This Your First Show?’: White Racism and Subcultural Capital in the Phish Community” and “The Neuroscience of the Jam: A research paradigm to study brain inactivity underlying improvisation in Phish.”Jenkins herself will also give a presentation at the Phish Studies Conference, as will co-organizer Natalie Dollar, an associate professor of speech communication at Oregon State University, Cascades. Dollar is also a longtime Phish fan and has conducted academic research on the Grateful Dead.In addition to the research presentations, the conference will feature a number of discussion panels. Two students who took Jenkins’ Phish class last summer—Lynnea Fredrickson, an OSU-Cascades student, and Michael Moran-Kay, a philosophy major at OSU-Corvallis—will speak as part of a “Student Scholar Panel.”Two different “Community Panels” will also include various prominent members of the extended Phish community. A question-and-answer panel will feature board members of the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit organization run by Phish fan volunteers that raises funds for music education programs. Speakers on the panel include Scott Marks, David “ZZYZX” Steinberg, Charlie Dirksen, Ellis Godard, and Brian Feller.Benjy Eisen, a music writer and co-author of Bill Kreutzmann biography Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, will host both a panel and a book signing session at the conference.In addition to the various presentations and panels, the Phish Studies Conference will include an exhibition fair featuring opportunities for businesses and artists from the Phish community to display, promote, and sell their work (Shakedown, anyone?). The conference will also include an art show, “Below The Moss Forgotten: Phish in the Pacific Northwest,” featuring promotional materials and fan-made artwork tracing the band’s growth in the region over the past three decades.The conference will also feature a soft premiere screening of the forthcoming documentary, We’ve Got It Simple, “a film by, for, and about Phish fans.” The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s director, Michael Ryan Lawrence.To round things out, Eugene-based band Left on Wilson will perform a live show on Friday, May 17th at the nearby Demaggio New York Pizza in Corvallis. The concert is free for registered conference attendees.Registration is now open for the conference. The early registration rate is $125 for the weekend and includes admissions to all conference events. Day passes will be available for $75.Find out more about the Phish Studies Conference on the event website here. You can also check out the Ryan Kerrigan-designed artwork for the conference below.last_img read more

PSCU cracks millennial code: onsite coverage

first_imgby: David MorrisonPSCU’s “Make Your Money Matter” program, a web and social media platform designed to reach out to millennials, grew from eight credit unions one year ago to roughly 250 credit unions now, according to Myles Bristowe, vice-president for consumer engagement for the nationwide payments CUSO.“We’ve cracked the code for millennials,” said Bristowe, who came as part of the PSCU team to CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington.  “We have researched what motivates millennials and what gets their attention and we are using that to help credit unions introduce themselves,” he added. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brisbane edges Sydney, Melbourne in latest home value growth results

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index : April00:47Brisbane saw dwelling values rise 0.6 per cent in April, according to CoreLogic.BRISBANE has pulled a bigger monthly rise in capital gains than the two biggest capitals as more signs emerged of a slowdown in Sydney and Melbourne.Combined capital city dwelling values rose just 0.1 per cent in April, according to the latest CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index – the “slowest month-on-month growth conditions since December 2015”.Brisbane managed a rise of 0.6 per cent over the month, compared to 0.5 per cent out of Melbourne while Sydney flatlined. Sydney dwelling values flatlined in April but analysts expect more life out of there. Picture: Destination NSWBrisbane’s growth was strongest in areas within 20km radius of the city and “weaker in outer, more affordable areas like Logan and Ipswich even though they are much cheaper”, according to CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“The strongest demand is for detached houses with good access to the city. There has been a big split in the performance of units and houses. House prices have been increasing in some inner areas, but unit prices have been flat or falling.”The last time Sydney was this low was December 2015 when dwelling values fell 1.2 per cent, though not many analysts were keen to write off the past five years of Sydney’s meteoric rise (75.1 per cent) just yet.Mr Lawless was loath to call time on five years of capital growth in the two biggest capitals, preferring to wait and see if the monthly figures became a habit. CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless refuses to call time on Sydney’s meteoric capital gains just yet.“We need to be cautious in calling a peak in the market after only one month of soft results,” he said. “April, in particular, coincides with seasonal factors including Easter, school holidays and ANZAC DAY long weekend.”“The softer results should also be viewed against a backdrop of an ever evolving regulatory landscape which is firmly aimed at slowing investment and interest-only mortgage lending.”He said the highest cost of debt and stricter lending and servicing criteria had “likely dented investment demand over recent months”.“In a city like Sydney, where more than 50 per cent of new mortgage demand has been from investors, a tighter lending environment for investment purposes has the potential to impact housing demand more than other cities.”Even limping Sydney continues to sit head and shoulders above most capitals, with the three months to April seeing it pull a 4 per cent change in dwelling values, up 4 per cent, compared to Melbourne on 3.9 per cent and Brisbane on 0.5 per cent. Only Hobart had higher rise on 5.1 per cent.– With Aidan Devinelast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press The Athletic first reported the Jets’ agreement with Desir, who was released by Colts on Saturday.The 29-year-old defensive back spent the past three seasons with Indianapolis, where he had 161 total tackles, five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 37 games, including 29 starts.Also in the NFL:— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Chance Warmack. The former first-round pick has not played since 2018 when he appeared in nine games for Philadelphia. Warmack sat out last season to reportedly get healthy after a series of injuries.NASCAR-iRACING Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSIOC considers postponing Tokyo Olympics…Canada says no to 2020 Summer GamesUNDATED (AP) — There’s a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won’t begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus. Update on the latest sports The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. The IOC issued a statement saying it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese authorities to examine the options. It says the “scenario planning” will include the possibility of changing the July 24 start date for the Games, but that “cancellation is not on the agenda.”The announcement came after IOC President Thomas Bach led a conference call with executive board members.The leader of the international track federation has sent a letter to Bach saying holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe.The Canadian Olympic Committee has made the strongest objection yet to an Olympics this summer, announcing it will not send a team to Tokyo unless the games are postponed for a year. Canada is the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives. However, it feels it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these Games.” Barefoot Hamlin wins NASCAR iRaceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a race without using a drop of gas.Racing barefoot, the three-time Daytona 500 winner beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner to win a NASCAR iRacing event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.Damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button, among a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race.NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus and introduced the country to iRacing with some of the sports biggest stars. Shapiro cautioned that training camps aren’t likely to open for some time because of the outbreak. All but three of Toronto’s major league players have left the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. Shapiro says no Blue Jays players or staff have displayed any symptoms of the new coronavirus, and that no one has been tested.Shapiro spoke to reporters on Sunday from his home in Toronto.In other virus-related developments:— Leading golf instructor Pete Cowen tells The Daily Telegraph in Britain he has all the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Cowen says he has told all his players to follow health and government guidelines on COVID-19. Cowen works with Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Gary Woodland and Graeme McDowell, among many others.— The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.center_img The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “It’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”Two-time gold medalist Seb Coe has sent a letter to Bach stating that holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe. Coe sent the letter after meeting with leaders from around the world in track, which is the biggest sport at the Olympics. It came hours after the IOC announced it could take up to four weeks to make a decision on whether to postpone the games, which are scheduled to start July 24.Coe is a two-time Olympic track champion in the men’s 1,500 and president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Leaders at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the update provided by the IOC about the Tokyo Olympics signaled an important step. However, those U.S. sports leaders say athletes are still beset with questions about whether the games will go ahead as scheduled.National Olympic committees in Brazil and Slovenia later called for a postponement to 2021. Norway’s Olympic body said it did not want athletes going to Tokyo until the global health crisis is under control. The United States governing bodies of swimming and track have called on their national Olympic officials to push for a postponement.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJays’ Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before seasonUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic. — Hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports still playing across the globe.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.NFL-NEWSAP sources: Jets agree to 1-year deal with CB Pierre DesirNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and cornerback Pierre Desir have agreed to terms on a deal, according to two people with direct knowledge of the contract. It was Hamlin’s 31st victory in iRacing, which is where he was first discovered by Earnhardt long before he made it to NASCAR. He said he raced barefoot because “I like to feel the pedals.”Hamlin was heavily involved in putting together Sunday’s pretend race, which was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and called by its regular team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.NASCAR has suspended racing until at least May 9.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 22, 2020last_img read more

LA fire station No. 15 receives grand opening

first_imgUSC students, Los Angeles residents, city officials, USC administration and the Los Angeles Fire Department gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station No. 15. The ceremony, held at the new fire station, highlighted the partnership between LAFD and USC, which funded the construction of the new facility.“I’d like to thank USC, not only for paving the way for this beautiful new station, but for your hard work each week in putting this together,” LAFD Assistant Chief Ronnie Villanueva said. “We met every other week for months on this program, and without everyone’s help, this could not have happened.”The reception featured speeches by President C. L. Max Nikias, District 9 Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr., Chief Deputy City Engineer Deborah Weintraub and LAFD Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, as well as a commemorative presentation by LAFD Battalion Chief Curt Klafta and a performance by the USC marching band. The event culminated in a ribbon cutting ceremony, after which guests were able to take a tour of the fire station.Nikias emphasized the importance of the work done by LAFD firefighters.“The strength of any city rises from the passions, hopes and dreams of the people who call it home,” Nikias said. “Those passions, hopes and dreams can only thrive with the peace of mind, with the feeling of safety and security and with the protection of life and property.”Fire Station No. 15, now located at the intersection of Hoover Street and 30th Street, was originally located on Jefferson Boulevard. Terrazas discussed the reason for the move and spoke about the new fire station’s potential.“By trading the property, and them building us this fire station, it allowed the Village to expand into one contiguous piece of property,” Terrazas said. “I think it was a great arrangement for both sides. The fire department gets a brand-new fire station, and we needed a bigger station to house all the resources — all the ambulances and fire trucks — that we could not fit in the old station.”In addition to increased space, Terrazas also cited modern sustainability upgrades, efficiency and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as ways that the new fire station has improved upon the old one.Though most of the old fire station will be demolished to make room for a pedestrian walkway, the front of the old building has been moved and will now be repurposed as a production studio for the School of Cinematic Arts.“The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department faithfully served the USC campus and the community for over 65 years,” Terrazas said. “I’m very happy to hear that at least part of old Fire Station 15 has been moved to a new location and will continue to serve in the community as part of the USC Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts.”last_img read more

‘That can’t exist’ – Dijon boss Kombouare was prepared to stop match over racist chanting

first_imgDijon head coach Antoine Kombouare said the Ligue 1 clash with Amiens would have been called off if there had been a repeat of the racist chanting allegedly directed at visiting defender Prince-Desir Gouano.Friday’s 0-0 draw at Stade Gaston-Gerard was temporarily halted, after Gouano said he heard offensive comments from the home fans. Gouano approached the Dijon fans following a corner late in the game, with the Amiens captain describing the incident – which resulted in a four-minute stoppage – as “inadmissible” post-match.After the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) condemned the alleged racist insults and revealed an arrest had been made, Kombouare reacted angrily to the situation.”The right answer has been found as this idiot has been arrested,” Kombouare said.”It’s good. We decided with the referee that if this would have happened once again, we would stop the game for good, no matter the consequences for us. But it’s very serious. That can’t exist, unfortunately it does… And of course, I am very sad for Prince Gouano, the victim.”Amiens boss Christophe Pelissier added: “We have been very surprised, all of us. Of course, from the bench we have not heard anything.La réaction de Prince Gouano après les insultes racistes dont il a été la cible : “Il faut que cela cesse” pic.twitter.com/7ZKswcX0Oz— Amiens SC (@AmiensSC) April 12, 2019″Prince told us what happened. These things are unacceptable in 2019 in a stadium. Fortunately, the security crew has done its job, that’s very good news.”We come in a stadium to have fun and play football, not to hear this kind of things or see these gestures. It’s not only because it was against our captain Prince Gouano, it would have been exactly the same if it was a Dijon player. It’s simply unacceptable.” Both clubs are in the thick of a relegation battle in France.  Amiens sit 16th following Friday’s draw, while Dijon sit seven points back in 18th place.  The three other clubs firmly locked in the battle for safety all now have a game in hand as well, with bottom side Guingamp just two points back of Dijon and nine back of Amiens.last_img read more