HMAS Penguin Hosts White Ribbon Ambassadors Event

first_imgA number of White Ribbon’s prominent ambassadors spoke about their involvement in the charity, which was established as a male-led organisation to end violence against women.Commanding Officer of Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, himself a White Ribbon Ambassador, said he was privileged to host such a special event.“This is the first event of its kind to be hosted by Navy here in Sydney,” Commander Gall said.“Navy’s involvement with White Ribbon is another way of living our Navy Values and Signature Behaviours and it is a natural fit.”“The organisation is about taking a stand to eliminate violence against women, which is a broader social issue and Navy is proud to be helping to lead the way,” he said.Commander Gall said it was promising that Navy had so many Navy White Ribbon Ambassadors (78 at the latest count).“White Ribbon Ambassadors are the faces and leaders of the campaign for Navy and I hope their messages will ensure more men take the organisation’s oath.”“The oath is “never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women’ and speaking at events such as this is just one of the ways an ambassador can promote the cause,” Commander Gall said.“This is an important initiative for which the Chief of Navy has taken a great deal of interest, noting that the aims of the campaign align with that of Defence.Other speakers on the night included the current Chair of White Ribbon, John Rosewarne, the Assistant Commissioner of New South Wales Police, Mark Mourdoch and Deputy National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia, Mick Doleman.White Ribbon Australia is a non-profit organisation and Australia’s only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.[mappress]Press Release, June 11, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Naval June 11, 2014 HMAS Penguin Hosts White Ribbon Ambassadors Event View post tag: HMAS View post tag: White View post tag: Ambassadors View post tag: hosts White Ribbon Ambassadors from across Sydney gathered at HMAS Penguin last night for an ambassador networking event to discuss the progress of the White Ribbon campaign. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ribbon Share this article View post tag: event View post tag: Penguin Authorities View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Penguin Hosts White Ribbon Ambassadors Event last_img read more

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Members Of Tedeschi Trucks Band To Perform As “Whose Hat Is This?” In NYC

first_img[“Thanks to guest vocalist Jeff Taylor for the inspired artwork”] On a night off during Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2015 Europe tour, fellow bandmates Tim Lefebvre (bass), Kebbi Williams (sax), JJ Johnson (drums), and Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell (drums) convened at the intimate A-Trane in Berlin for a special one-off evening of improvised music. The audio from this special evening made it onto a special recording, dubbed Whose Hat Is This? The record documents this historic night with selected tracks from the group’s electrifying set of free jazz and fearless exploration, and you can listen to it here.With Tedeschi Trucks Band’s residency at the Beacon Theatre starting this week in New York City, the players have scheduled a pair of Whose Hat Is This? shows at the 55 Bar. Tonight and tomorrow, Whose Hat Is This? will perform two sets of improv at the small venue at 10PM with vocalist Jeff Taylor. On Thursday, vocalist Jason Lindner will join the scene. Seating will be extremely limited at the shows, so come early and be prepared for some deep space musical exploration. More information can be found here.Listen to a selection from Whose Hat Is This? below:last_img read more

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President Signs Executive Order On Police Reform

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on policing following weeks of national protests after the death of George Floyd.The order is aimed at encouraging best practices and tracking officers with excessive use of force complaints.In the Rose Garden, Trump stressed the need for higher standards and commiserated with mourning families, even as he hailed the vast majority of officers as selfless public servants and held his law-and-order line.The order comes as Senate Republicans prepare to unveil their own package of policing proposals after Democrats did the same.last_img

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Two bizarre Highway Two incidents

first_imgThe most serious injury appeared to be to the female driver of the first of the two SUV’S involved in the crash, who required fire department assistance after being trapped in her vehicle.Police say there were also three child passengers in that vehicle, but it’s believed that all those involved in the crash, requiring hospital care, were treated and released.The investigation into the cause of the crash involves both the Dawson Creek RCMP and Provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement inspectors.Meantime, both are also involved in the investigation into another bizarre Highway Two incident, several hours later.Advertisement The Dawson Creek Mounties report this one occurred just before five o’clock, near the 203 Road, and involved an east bound five tonne truck and a westbound pickup.The big truck lost its driver’s side wheel assembly, when it went over a bridge…and that assembly then slammed into the pickup, which suffered “major frontal driver’s side damage”.The only one reportedly hurt was the 19 year old driver of the pick-up, but his neck and chest injuries are not believed to have been life threatening.Police have already cited mechanical failure as the reason for the wheel assembly separation. The Dawson Creek RCMP says everyone involved managed to escape serious injury, following a four vehicle chain reaction crash yesterday on Highway Two, between the EnCana Events Centre and the Dawson Creek Airport.It occurred shortly before noon, and involved a west bound gravel truck towing a pup trailer.It collided with an east bound Alaska registered van that was also pulling a trailer, which had the axles torn from its undercarriage.- Advertisement -The gravel truck subsequently collided with two east bound SUV’S…with one losing its front driver’s side wheel assembly…and the other ending up in the ditch of the east bound lanes after being side-swiped on the driver’s side.The gravel truck then narrowly missed a hydro pole, and rolled onto its side into the ditch with its fuel tanks ripped open and on fire.However the 61 year old driver, described by police as a local area resident, walked away from the wreckage.Advertisementlast_img read more

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