US Navy 7th Fleet Waves Goodbye to Langkawi, Malaysia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy 7th Fleet Waves Goodbye to Langkawi, Malaysia Sailors and aircraft from U.S. Navy 7th Fleet departed Langkawi, March 21, at the conclusion of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2015 with a deeper understanding of regional nations.LIMA, a biennial event held in Malaysia since 1991, has now become a premier destination for aerospace and maritime manufactures targeting the Southeast Asian market. The exhibition showcases technology in sea and air systems to address a wide spectrum of security challenges faced by countries in the region and around the world.LIMA 2015 hosted 35 naval vessels, 46 aircraft on static display, 17 aerial display aircraft and 242 exhibits representing more than 38 different countries.In addition to supporting national security interests, LIMA 2015 offered a venue to showcase assets and form personal relationships that ultimately contribute to increased interoperability with other countries’ services.The U.S. Navy delegation for LIMA was comprised of two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 and Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) with an embarked MH-60R from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51, Detachment 4.[mappress mapid=”15501″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Langkawi March 25, 2015 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: 7th View post tag: asia Share this article US Navy 7th Fleet Waves Goodbye to Langkawi, Malaysiacenter_img View post tag: Malaysia View post tag: fleet Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: LIMAlast_img read more

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School promotion is a class act

first_imgNational Craft Bakers’ Week, 8-13 June, is a great way to engage with your local community, generate positive media coverage and showcase your products. So why not get involved by organising a visit to a local school where a demonstration and friendly chat could inspire youngsters and interest local media in a photo opportunity?To help, we’ll be giving you a free PR tool kit in the next issue of British Baker (22 May) which includes top tips on how bakers can promote themselves during the Week, as well as a window sticker and poster for point-of-sale, special activities and promotions.Information about the Week has been sent to 22,000 state primary schools and 1,600 independent primary schools to let them know how they can take part and link up with their local baker to find out more about the craft of baking. Teachers are also being encouraged to liaise with companies and invite them to come into school, while there are also two classroom recipes available in information packs to get children to roll their sleeves up and have a go; a bread rolls recipe has been created by Anthony Kindred and one for gingerbread men by Marriage’s.The theme is The Shop That Never Sleeps!, which aims to engage children by showing them that a craft baker’s shop doesn’t rest – products are made through the night to be sold during the day. To illustrate the concept, a video is now available to download at www.bakeryinfo.co.uk so that schools can watch bread, cakes and pies being made at the Oliver Adams craft bakery in Northampton. This will hopefully inspire them to visit their local baker to see the products in the front of the shop.The first ever National Craft Bakers’ Week will take place from 8-13 June. It will be a week-long celebration of all that’s great about bakery, and will help drive sales and raise awareness of the craft. It hopes to get independent bakers to promote themselves in their local communities and make consumers more aware of their craft, and as a result build their customer base. The idea is to get more customers through the door during the Week and then keep those extra customers coming back.The Week will highlight the benefits of buying products from the local baker, namely that these cakes, breads and pastries are high quality, fresh, ’hand-made’, and have low or even no food miles. In addition, the benefits of shopping at a local independent will be communicated: good service, good product choice plus the ability to respond quickly to emerging trends.National Craft Bakers’ Week activity is spearheaded by the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) and has been developed with a group of key suppliers (Bako, Bakels, Bakemark, BFP Wholesale, California Raisins, Macphie, Marriage’s, Puratos and The Reynard Group) along with the SAMB and British Baker magazine.All craft bakers are being encouraged to take part and support the Week, no matter what the size or location of their business. Apart from linking up with schools, why not organise some in-store tastings or special promotions and offers? For too long the sector has struggled to promote itself to customers and potential employees, so banish the image of the ’humble baker’ and start shouting about yourselves!—-=== Resources available to bakers for promoting National Craft Bakers’ Week in schools ===l Free PR tool kit in our next issuel Window stickers and postersl Classroom recipes for childrenl Link-ups with school teachersl Video of ’The Shop That Never Sleeps!’l Resources at: www.bakeryinfo.co.uklast_img read more

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George Strait show at Notre Dame postponed

first_img Google+ “Strait To South Bend” will have to wait.In the interest of public health, the concert featuring George Strait, Chris Stapleton and The Brothers Osborne had been scheduled for Notre Dame Stadium on August 15.The show has been rescheduled for August 7, 2021. Both opening acts are still expected to appear on the new date.Officials say that those who bought tickets should hang onto them, as they will be honored for the new date. Those unable to attend the rescheduled concert are eligible for a refund at the original point of purchase for the next 30 days.A similar decision was made last week for the planned June 20 show by Billy Joel at the stadium. Previous articleWellfield Botanic Gardens to open with “modified visitation plan”Next articleMan arrested for armed robbery in December Tommie Lee Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – May 14, 2020 0 513 Facebook Google+ George Strait show at Notre Dame postponed WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitterlast_img read more

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The Broadcast Shares Exciting Live Video For ‘Eyes Of A Woman’ [Premiere]

first_imgAsheville based rockers The Broadcast have been turning heads left and right with their infectious live sound, but perhaps the most influential of those listeners was producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wilco, Grace Potter, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Scott flew the band out to his studio in the California desert to record what would become their full-length sophomore album, From The Horizon. Due out on June 17th, (pre-orders available here) The Broadcast hasn’t looked back since!The five-piece ensemble is fronted by acclaimed singer Caitlin Krisko, whose rich voice is steeped in the spirits of Americana music. Graduating from the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC, Krisko put together a top tier band and moved down to Asheville, NC in 2010. With guitarist Aaron Austin and Krisko working together on all-original music, there’s a beautiful soul that rings loud and true in this band’s sound.The Broadcast was recently featured on the beloved Echo Sessions, hosted by the IAmAVL group which highlights the burgeoning music and arts scene in Asheville. We’re beyond excited to share the band’s second video from those sessions, capturing their soulful tune “Eyes Of A Woman.” Check it out below!Krisko shares her inspiration for the song itself, saying, “‘Eyes Of A Woman’ was one of the first songs we wrote for From The Horizon and also the first song our producer, Jim Scott, green lit when we were sending our demos back and forth. When I was 13, my mom relocated me from a Midwest suburban town to New York City – it was a major shift and life change that felt important to capture in a song.”Austin adds, “‘Eyes Of A Woman has a Zeppelin influenced vibe that really embodies our blend of Rock N Roll.” If this is their blend of rock n’ roll, we can’t wait to check out the new album! With a number of exciting shows set for the band’s summer tour and an album due out in just a few short weeks, on June 17th, things are only getting bigger and better for The Broadcast.You can find all the info about the band here, and check out their full tour schedule below.The Broadcast Tour DatesJune 11 – The Grey Eagle (OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) – Asheville, NCJune 15 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PAJune 17 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCJune 23 – Calico Room – Wilmington, NCJune 24 – Jimmy’s – Wrightsville Beach, NCJune 25 – High Rock Outfitters – Lexington, SCJuly 7 – Downtown Alive – Greenville, SCJuly 9 – Levitt AMP Music Series – Greensboro, SC *July 10 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NCJuly 15 – The Willow Tree – Johnson City, TNJuly 21 – Hendersonville Rhythm and Brews Festival – Hendersonville, NCAugust 6 – Steppin’ Out Festival – Beverley, VAAugust 19 & 20 – Camp Barefoot – Elkins, WV **September 16 & 17 – WormTown Music Fest – Greenfield, MA ***October 7 – RiverMUSIC (w/ Blitzen Trapper) – Asheville, NC ****November 23 – Spirit of 66 – Verviers, Belgium* w/ Molly McGinn & Quilla** w/ Ghostland Observatory*** w/ Ryan Montbleau, Max Creek & Zach Deputy****w/ Blitzen TrapperAs an added bonus, check out the first video from their Echo Sessions series, “On The Edge,” below.iframe></p><p>last_img read more

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Blondie Shares Psychedelic Space Rave Music Video From Upcoming Album

first_imgBlondie is reuniting with Garbage for a co-headlining North American tour this summer, which is pretty cool. The new wave, punk-pop rock group is coming out with their 11th LP Pollinator. Leading up to the new record, Blondie has shared a new music video for the first single “Fun,” which sees Debbie Harry and crew hosting a psychedelic martian rave in a black and white disco world.We can expect collaborations with Sia, Blood Orange frontman Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, the Strokes’ Nick Valensi and the Smiths’ Johnny Marr, among others, on the forthcoming record due out May 5th. Check out the new song and watch the video below, which was directed by Dikayl Rimmasch of Beyoncé’s Lemonade film and Formation World Tour.last_img

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Greensky Bluegrass Plays Setlist Word Games On “Casual Wednesday” With Billy Strings & More [Full Audio]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass was back in action on Wednesday night with a performance at Express Live! in Columbus, OH as the last week of shows continued as part of their 2019 winter tour. The jam-grass outfit was joined once again in support by Billy Strings, who would come out to play with the Greensky fellas during their headlining set later on in the show. Of course, being that it was Wednesday night, the band also marked their mid-week party by reviving  “Casual Wednesday” for the first time on their 2019 tour, making for an evening of music which also included special guests and notable covers.The first set of Greensky’s headlining performance on Wednesday began with a live rendition of “Reverend” followed by a cover of Flatt & Scruggs‘ “Cryin’ Holy Unto The Lord (Rock Where Moses Stood)”. Next came “Ashes”, a relaxed tune from their 2018 All for Money LP. The band then picked the energy back up with performances of “Leap Year”, “Who Is Frederico?”, “Room Without a Roof”, and “Depot Bay”. For the next song, “Hot Dogs (On Parade)”, the majority of the band left the stage while Dave Bruzza and Billy Strings gave fans their own duet interpretation of the Greensky original. Strings remained on stage as the rest of the band returned to send the audience into the set break with a performance of “Freeborn Man”.The second set began with “Casual Wednesday” featuring some assistance from Miles Weissman, the son of Greensky publicist, Dave Weissman. “Casual Wednesday”, for those who may not know, is used by the band as a vehicle for mid-week setlist shenanigans, from cover sets to exciting collaborations. As Anders Beck noted on this casual Hump Day, “Casual Wednesdays” are all about having fun.For this edition of “Casual Wednesday,” each respective song shared at least one word from the title of one played before it. Following “Casual Wednesday“, the band continued into a cover of The Beatles‘ “A Day In The Life”, followed by their own new original, “Wish I Didn’t Know“. The theme continued right into “I Know You Rider”, followed by a transition into “Ryder’s Song”. The performance of the latter was just the second time they’ve ever played the song off their 2008 Five Interstates LP. Next came a two-song combination starting with another new original, “It’s Not Mine Anymore” and into “More of Me”.The theme continued with “Courage for the Road“, followed by “Road to Nowhere” before going with songs based around “all” and “money” starting with “All Four”. The set came to a close with “All for Money”, followed by a cover of Dire Straits‘ “Money For Nothing”. The band’s two-song encore consisted of a pair of covers starting with “Eat My Dust“, originally penned by David Grisman, and closing with “Dustbowl Overture”.You can listen to a full audio recording of the show below:Greensky Bluegrass – 2/6/19 – Full Audio[Taped by: Jim Malogorski]Greensky will wrap their winter tour this weekend with a show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Thursday, followed by a two-night run a the Fillmore Detroit in their home state of Michigan on Friday and Saturday. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticket info.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Express Live! | Columbus, OH | 2/6/2019Set One: Reverend, Cryin’ Holy Unto The Lord (Rock Where Moses Stood) (Flatt and Scruggs cover), Ashes, Leap Year, Who Is Frederico?, Room Without a Roof, Depot Bay, Hot Dogs (On Parade)*^, Freeborn Man*Set 2: Casual Wednesday, A Day in the Life (Beatles cover), Wish I Didn’t Know> I Know You Rider (Traditional cover) > Ryder’s Song, It’s Not Mine Anymore> More of Me, Courage for the Road, Road to Nowhere, All Four, All for Money, Money for Nothing (Dire Straits cover)Encore: Eat My Dust (David Grisman cover) > Dustbowl Overture (Steppin’ In It cover)Notes:* w/ Billy Strings^ Billy Strings + Dave Bruzza Guitar Solos[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Santos Demands “Fair Play” from FARC

first_img From the village of Montes de María, in Bolívar department, Santos asked that the FARC go for “fair play” during the peace talks they held with the government in Cuba. During a march for the victims of Colombia’s armed conflict on June 23, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos demanded that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) acknowledged their victims and provided “fair play” during the peace talks in Havana. “We have told the FARC: they have to acknowledge the victims in this negotiation,” Santos said in his closure speech during the march “Las víctimas le caminan a la paz” (Victims Walking for Peace), which was arranged by the government and civil associations in the country’s north. By Dialogo June 25, 2013 Victims’ reparations are one of the five points that will also be discussed in the peace talks. On June 21, the Colombian president had already asked the FARC to adjust the negotiating agenda in Havana and had discarded the possibility of summoning a constitutional assembly, as requested by the insurgent group on several occasions. Since November, both parties have been holding talks to put an end to the armed conflict that has been going on for almost 50 years, and which has so far gained consensus with the first of five pouints in the agenda: the agrarian issue. Currently, the second point, the political participation of guerrillas, is being discussed. “Be true to your word; negotiate the reestablished points. Go for fair play; do not request impossible things,” Santos said to the FARC. Hundreds of peasants affected by the conflict were present during the march, in which Santos stated that “the victims will have to contribute” because “some sacrifice will have to be made” for the truth.last_img read more

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CFPB partners with federal, state agencies to target ‘phantom,’ abusive debt collection

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The CFPB is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement agencies to launch a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to target phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices. NAFCU is supportive of the bureau’s efforts to prevent bad actors in this space.According to a release on the initiative, “Operation Corrupt Collector,” the purpose is to prevent debt collectors from engaging in illegal practices related to collecting non-existent debts and using scare tactics.“The CFPB is actively working to protect consumers from illegal actions of debt collectors,” said CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger. “We will continue to monitor the financial marketplace, as well as consumer complaints received, in order to ensure that we identify and take action against debt collectors who are violating the law. Lastly, consumers should know that the Bureau’s consumer complaint system is a resource for them to submit any complaints they may have on their experiences with financial services providers.” This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

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Prepare your route; Walnut Street bridge to be closed for months

first_imgThe Department of Public Works says that pedestrian traffic will not be affected during this time, and people will be able to walk through when the contractors are working. They say that there will be separate detours posted for trucks and smaller vehicles due to height restrictions. Call the City of Elmira Department of Public Works at (607) 737-5750 with any questions. The City of Elmira Department of Public Works says the bridge will close two days later than expected, beginning on Wed, Mar. 4. The bridge is anticipated to re-open early to mid-fall of this year. Elmira, N.Y. (WBNG) — Those who use the Walnut Street bridge will need to find another route starting in a few days.last_img

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During the Christmas and New Year holidays, about 10 percent more tourists are expected than last year

first_imgDuring the Advent period, as well as throughout December, the most visited tourist destination remains the city of Zagreb, which accounts for approximately a third of all arrivals in Croatia, as well as a quarter of total national overnight stays.  “These indicators confirm that Croatia is successful in the affirmation of tourist products that are not related to the summer months, which is a step forward towards achieving a more even annual, but also the spatial distribution of tourist traffic.“Believes the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, adding that for several years now this has been the strategic priority of the CNTB. After Zagreb, during the Christmas and New Year period, most tourists expect Adriatic destinations in Istria and Kvarner, as well as Split and Zadar. According to information collected by the system of tourist boards, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, at the level of the whole of Croatia, a growth of tourist traffic of about 10% is expected compared to the same period last year, according to the CNTB.center_img Last year, Croatia recorded 22 tourist arrivals and 2017 overnight stays during the “striking” ten holidays that allow the connection of two “extended” weekends (from 2 December 2018 to 154.000 January 419.000), while during this year’s comparable period (from 21 December 2018 to January 1, 2019) expects a 10 percent better result, which means more than 170.000 arrivals and more than 460.000 overnight stays. This result will be accompanied by a proportionally better occupancy of accommodation facilities. On the “continent”, most tourists, with the exception of Zagreb, expect destinations in Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje and Karlovac counties, while in the east of our country Osijek leads.last_img read more

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