Jamaica: Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Arrives in Kingston

first_img View post tag: Hospital Back to overview,Home naval-today Jamaica: Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Arrives in Kingston View post tag: News by topic View post tag: ship View post tag: Arrives April 14, 2011 View post tag: Comfort View post tag: Kingstoncenter_img Jamaica: Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Arrives in Kingston View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: USNS Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, for its first stop for Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11) April 13.Comfort’s deployment to the region exemplifies the U.S. commitment to cooperative partnerships in the Caribbean, Central and South America.For this mission, Comfort’s hospital, called the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), is configured with specialized medical equipment and staffed by multi-specialized medical teams of military and civilian health care providers.These caregivers will provide a range of services ashore, as well as on board the ship for approximately 250 patients. “The staff aboard Comfort is excited about their first country as part of CP11 and to get started on the humanitarian assistance,” said Capt. Kathy Becker, USNS Comfort MTF executive officer.Continuing Promise will offer a variety of services to each country it visits including surgical, general surgery, neurology, emergency medical technicians, orthopedics, anesthesiology, dental, family medicine, pediatrics, preventative medicine, diagnostics and veterinarian.These efforts are intended to foster cooperation, collaboration and interoperability with U.S. regional partners.Members of the Navy’s construction force, known as the Seabees, will perform several construction and repair projects throughout the Jamaican community. Seabees can provide construction projects, utility system repairs and construction/technical assistance, drainage and trenching projects.Utilitiesman 1st Class Kevin Geegan, Navy Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28, is participating in his first Continuing Promise mission, but has been part of several other humanitarian missions. He said he is looking forward to improving the lives of the people in the Kingston community.COMUSNAVSO/COMFOURTHFLT supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.(navy)[mappress]Source: navy, April 14, 2011; Share this articlelast_img read more

9-month-old baby drowned after being left alone in bathtub

first_imgAccording to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office a 9-month-old baby died suspiciously in Hobe Sound.According to Sheriff William Snyder, the child’s mother went to give her baby a bath around 11 a.m., then left him alone in the bathtub for at least 20 minutes so she could take a nap. The sheriff said the baby’s father was also asleep at the time.Investigators believe the baby drowned.The Martin County Sheriff’s office along with the Department of Children and Families will continue to investigate the tragic incident.No arrests have been made at this point.Check back with 850 WFTL for any updates.MCSO working the suspicious death of a child, SE Parkway- Hobe Hights. pic.twitter.com/smDc8NktvZ— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) December 20, 2019last_img read more

AFCON 2019 QUALIFIERS: Zambia Beats Guinea-Bissau as Ethiopia, Kenya Draw

first_imgZambia’s Stoppila Sunzu (left) and Justin Shonga celebrating the 2-1 defeat of Guinea-Bissau in the AFCON 2019 qualifier in Lusaka… wednesday Zambia beat Guinea-Bissau 2-1 in Lusaka with Ethiopia and Kenya playing out a 0-0 draw as qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations resumed on Wednesday.Zambia’s victory over Guinea-Bissau kick-started their hopes of qualifying, bringing Chipolopolo their first victory in Group K.Stoppila Sunzu put Zambia ahead after 17 minutes with Justin Shonga adding a second, but it was a nervy finish for the hosts who held on despite a late Frederic Mendy goal for Guinea-Bissau. The results puts Mozambique top of Group K on four points from two games, ahead of both Zambia and Guinea-Bissau on goal difference.Both teams have played a game more than Mozambique who host bottom side Namibia on Saturday.Earlier, Ethiopia and visitors Kenya played out a 0-0 draw in Group F of qualifying for next year’s finals.The Harambee Stars thought they had scored five minutes before half-time but the goal from striker Michael Olunga, who plays in Japan, was ruled out for for a foul.Kenya’s coach Sebastien Migne said it was a “fair result.”“We had missed some opportunities in the first half. After the resumption it was a bit difficult for us.“All in all it is a fair result. The return leg in Kasarani is now like a final tie,” Migne told reporters.His Ethiopia counterpart, Abraham Mebratu, was happy with the performance of his side.“I am content with the fighting spirit of my boys. I can see that we have got a good game.“We deserve to get more than a draw as we dominated our opponents. The second leg is now a make or break situation for us,” Mebratu said.The neighbours are set to face each other again on Sunday in Nairobi.Both teams now have four points from their three matches so far.The other match in this group between Ghana and Sierra Leone has been called off by the Confederation of African Football as Leone Stars are currently banned from global football.It is still unclear whether the games between the Black Stars and the Leone Stars, who both have three points from two matches, will be played at some point in the future.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Hobart

first_img Published on April 5, 2017 at 10:25 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 One of college lacrosse’s longest-standing traditions plays out for the 103rd time in Geneva, New York, on Wednesday night as unranked Hobart hosts No. 2 Syracuse. On Saturday, the Orange (7-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) held on to beat then-No. 1 Notre Dame, 11-10, behind a suffocating defense and four goals from senior attack Nick Mariano. Hobart (4-5, 1-1 Northeast), which first played SU in 1916, last played on March 25 in an 8-7 loss at Sacred Heart.Here’s what you need to know about the Statesmen ahead of the annual Kraus-Simmons Trophy matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 74-26-2Last time they played: Syracuse scored five unanswered goals out of the gate to cruise to the 13-6 win at Hobart’s Boswell Field. Jordan Evans scored four times and Mariano and Sergio Salcido added two apiece almost a year ago to the date. SU outshot the Statesmen 43 to 21, totaled 25 shots on goal to Hobart’s 13 and capitalized on 15 Statesmen turnovers. Plus, the Orange picked up 27 ground balls and converted on 2-of-3 extra-man opportunities. In the teams’ last three meetings, SU has outscored its central New York counterpart 46-20.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hobart report: The week after SU trounced Siena, Hobart nearly lost to the Saints but came away with a 16-15 win. The Statesmen boast the nation’s 16th-best scoring offense at 11.89 goals per game. Outside of that, Hobart does not stand out. Its defense ranks 55th, man-up offense 66th and man-down defense 36th.Starting goalie Jackson Brown started shaky, head coach Greg Raymond said. The senior ranked 10th in the nation in saves per game last year, and should face a number of shots from Syracuse on Wednesday night. Hobart’s defensive midfielders and close defenders alike have sustained a number of minor injuries that have kept Hobart from taking the field with a fully-healthy defense. Junior Connor Flood, 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior Arik Andreen and junior D. Bennett Moore provide some experience on the back line.“It’s been a very choppy season defensively,” Raymond said. “When we are healthy and urgent, we’re capable.”Hobart’s offense has shown flashes of power. Raymond said scoring starts with the five-man unit in sophomore attack Chris Aslanian (13 goals, 15 assists), freshman attack/midfielder Justin Scott (19, two), senior attack/midfielder Max Romm (18, two), sophomore midfielder Bryan Hancock (12, five) and senior attack Frank Brown (13, 10).Daily Orange File PhotoSU head coach John Desko said Tuesday that what’s most striking is the size of Hobart’s offensive players. Several stand above 6-foot-1 and can work in traffic from distance and near the crease alike. The starting attack scored just seven times on 40 shots against Sacred Heart. In its previous two games, Hobart scored 35 goals — representative of the unit’s inconsistency.“I think it’s a pretty balanced attack,” Raymond said. “One that’s anxious to bounce back.”How Syracuse beats Hobart: Syracuse will play on three-days rest and outside of the Carrier Dome, both factors that favor Hobart. Yet when asked whether the Statesmen could pull off the upset, Raymond chuckled. The fourth-year head coach said Hobart could compete with the second-ranked team in the country, then recalled the 2015 matchup, an 18-5 SU blowout win.“On one-day rest they came in,” Raymond said, “and I haven’t had an ass-kicking like that in my life.”Should SU continue to ride its recent success on both sides of the ball against a fledging Hobart team, an outcome like that seems more likely than an eighth consecutive one-goal game.Numbers to know:28 — Wins for Syracuse in its last 30 meetings against Hobart50 — Percentage of man-up opportunities the Orange converts on, tied for sixth-best in the countryPlayer to watch: Chris Aslanian, attack, No. 18The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has size, strength and quickness around the goal that makes him Hobart’s leading points-getter. The NEC Rookie of the Year in 2016, Aslanian finished second on the team in goals, points and assists. He didn’t record a single point in Hobart’s last game, but he scored six goals and had seven assists against Wagner on March 18. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Red Bank Riverfest Dries Up

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — This summer season will boot up without one of the borough’s longest-standing events. Organizers of Riverfest have pulled the plug.The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce and This Is It Productions, the groups responsible for organizing Riverfest, have decided not to move forward this year with the food and music festival held each year in the borough’s Marine Park. The news was first reported by RedBankGreen.com.“You just get to a point when you have too many costs,” said Deanna Hunt, a partner in This Is It! Productions, the Hoboken firm that mounted the event for a number of years.Hunt and Lynda Rose, president and chief operating officer of the Chamber of Commerce, said the reason for the decision not to proceed with this year’s event was due in large part to added demands placed upon them by borough officials. Those included a request for an additional $5,000 contribution to the borough on top of the other fees the organizers have to pay.“The fees they were requesting were becoming cost prohibitive for us to be able to produce the event,” Hunt said.“Quite frankly, we just had to draw the line,” Rose said.Organizers had to pay for the use of the park for the three-day festival; pay for police overtime; for private security; to cover the cost of having Department of Public Works available for cleanup; “and all the other costs that go along with producing the event the average person doesn’t see,” Hunt noted.Last year’s event included a beer and wine garden for the first time. Hunt said borough officials requested organizers make a donation to a not-for-profit organization in exchange for allowing that attraction. Organizers decided to contribute $1,000 to the borough Department of Parks and Recreation, even though, Rose maintained, the event failed to show a profit.“They weren’t happy with the amount,” said a piqued Rose. “I’m sorry, it was a donation.”Neither Rose nor Hunt had figures readily available as to the costs related to producing the event.A lengthy renovation project of Marine Park facilities damaged by Super Storm Sandy in October 2012 has begun, and organizers also feared that would cause some difficulty in utilizing the location.Much like Kaboom! Fireworks on the Navesink, the largescale July 3 fireworks display that a private group organized with borough participation, sometimes these events become victims of their own success, said Borough Council President Kathy Horgan. “At times these events become too big, they become unmanageable, they become too expensive,” Horgan said. “We have to think what that means for the police, for everybody.”Organizers of the fireworks display, not affiliated with Riverfest, decided to cancel the event in 2012.Rose said there has been some early talks with Sea Bright officials about possibly bringing the event to the beachfront town but nothing has been decided.Riverfest in another iteration began in the early 1980s as the International Food Festival, held twice a year. By the 1990s the chamber came on board and partnered with the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation to incorporate live music and other attractions, along with food merchants into the event.A contentious schism developed between the jazz and blues foundation in the early 2000s, with the chamber walking away from the event for a couple of years and taking the name, Riverfest – which it owns the rights to – with it. For a number of years, the music foundation ran it as the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, but eventually the chamber came back and took hold of the reins.By the mid-1990s, the early June event became the largest free event of its type in the area, Hunt noted. At its peak it could attract upward of 80-100,000 people to Marine Park, she said. “Back in the ‘90s it gave a name to Red Bank when Red Bank was ‘Dead Bank,’” Hunt said, referring to the derogatory moniker the borough was tagged with prior to its redevelopment.Hunt and Horgan said they both hope discussions can continue to reinstate the event in the future.“I think it’s important to have events that keep people coming to Red Bank and keep residents involved and have things to do,” Horgan said.This article was first published in the May 4-11, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Rangers spoil Joe Thornton’s return to Sharks lineup

first_imgSAN JOSE — Joe Thornton rejoined the lineup, but the Sharks failed to earn a win in his return to action.Kevin Shattenkirk clinched a 4-3 win for the New York Rangers in a shootout at SAP Center Tuesday.Tomas Hertl tied the game with less than two seconds remaining in regulation, allowing the Sharks to extend their point streak to six games.Kreider put the Rangers ahead 2-1 at 1:13 of the third, blasting a one timer past Martin Jones from the right circle. Later in the period, with the …last_img read more

Steph or Seth: Who were the Currys’ parents rooting for?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Just as he walked past an arena hallway, Stephen Curry stopped in his tracks. The Warriors’ star saw his mom, Sonya. Then Curry performed a double take.Unlike most of his NBA games that she attended, Curry’s mother did not wear Stephen’s jersey. With Stephen playing …last_img read more

Road trip to Miller, Coors will determine Giants’ trade deadline strategy

first_imgMILWAUKEE — The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last nine, moved to 5.5 games back in the National League Wildcard race and entered the All-Star break playing their best baseball of the season.Now comes the hard part.As the second half begins on Friday, the Giants will play 14 games over the next 13 days including seven on a six-day road trip that features stops at Miller Park and Coors Field.Even if he’s completely recovered from an elbow contusion suffered on Saturday against …last_img read more

Useless Evolution

first_imgMost people think of evolution producing useful traits.  But isn’t it also supposed to get rid of useless ones?  Science Daily reported work by researchers trying to figure that out.    The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina sponsored a team seeking to explore the removal of useless traits by natural selection – termed “relaxed selection” in the literature.  “Numerous cases of trait loss illustrate that evolution isn’t necessarily progressive, said one co-author of the study published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.  Another co-author added, “It seems that not all the same evolutionary rules are followed when you’re losing a trait as when you’re gaining it.”    The closest thing to a law or principle they found is that traits tend to get lost faster if they cost more.  “The biggest reason why a trait goes away quickly is because it’s costly,” that same co-author said.  As an example, they cited blind cave creatures whose eyes deteriorate in the dark.  Presumably it requires too much metabolic energy to maintain eyesight.    The article was too short to say how they measure cost, or whether exceptions to the rule had been found.  Presumably it is easier to lose genetic information than gain it – raising doubts about whether natural selection theory applied to one has anything to do with the other.  The cover of the journal shows a cartoon of a herd of zebras standing at a safe distance from a relaxed lion sipping lemonade with an iPod headset on.Once again, evolutionary theory shows its inherent plasticity.  It can explain opposite things (see “Evolution Goes Forward, Backward and Sideways,” 12/19/2007).  Every law in evolutionary biology is subjective and riddled with exceptions (see 09/15/2008).  Biologists moan over the fact that their evolutionary theories do not have the regularities of physics 08/22/2005).  This should raise real questions whether evolutionary biology, which tries to reconstruct an unobservable history, deserves the status it gets in science.  Maybe it should be classed under Divination (03/14/2003 and 01/25/2008 commentaries).(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Bafana Bafana

first_img4 February 2013Coach Gordon Igesund praised his charges following Saturday’s nerve-wracking loss in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals, saying they had shown great courage and self-belief in getting so far in the tournament, adding that Bafana Bafana had now established a solid platform to build on.“Yes, like everyone around the country, I am hugely disappointed that we did not proceed to the last four,” Igesund said following Saturday’s quarterfinal loss to Mali.‘I am very proud of my team tonight’“But I can tell you now I am very proud of my team tonight. They came here and matched one of the best teams on the continent and even took them to penalties. Just a pity with penalties it’s the luck of the draw, tonight luck was on Mali’s side, they took their penalty kicks well,” Igesund said.The match was decided from the penalty spot after the sides were level at 1-1 after extra time, with the Malians taking the shootout 3-1.Bafana had progressed to the knockout stages after ending top of Group A, having beaten Angola 2-0 and drawn 2-2 with Morocco and 0-0 with Cape Verde.“We lost with pride, dignity and passion,” Igesund said, adding that his team had made huge strides during the tournament.‘This team has a bright future’“We got better and better as the tournament went on. It was a tough ask and we knew that. The improvement we made are fantastic. This team has come a long way, not only the way they play but also off the field … We might be disappointed now, but this team has a bright future.”Igesund said it was important for Bafana Bafana to focus now on their 2014 World Cup qualification campaign, adding: “The message is clear – we will only pick the best squad for the country. No player will walk in this team because his name of Joe Soap – we have set a precedent that players will be rewarded for performances.”Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula echoed Igesund after Saturday’s game, praising them for bringing Afcon 2013 to life and inspiring South Africans across the country.Mbalula wished Mali and the other remaining teams well in their endeavour to lift the Afcon 2013 trophy on the 10th of February.“We look forward to Bafana Bafana representing us proudly in Brazil, both at the 2014 Confederations and the Fifa World Cup,” the minister said.“We thank South Africans who continued to rally behind Bafana Bafana, and plead for their continued support towards the remaining teams in the tournament.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more