The crew of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) held a change of command ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, July 21.Capt. Craig Clapperton relieved Capt. Daniel Grieco, who served as Theodore Roosevelt’s (TR) commanding officer from February 2013 to July 2015.Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, provided remarks as the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Lewis presented Grieco with the Legion of Merit for meritorious service while serving as Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer.Taking command amidst the ship’s midlife overhaul, known as refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), Grieco successfully ushered Theodore Roosevelt through its extensive refit and returned the ship to the fleet as an operational aircraft carrier. Since leaving RCOH, Theodore Roosevelt has steamed more than 107,000 nautical miles and successfully conducted more than 16,000 launches and recoveries. CVN 71 is now a front line asset on deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.Following the award presentation, Grieco and Clapperton then read their orders, in keeping with Navy tradition, officially changing command.Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.Image: US Navy July 22, 2015 Share this article View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: changes View post tag: Navy View post tag: Command USS Theodore Roosevelt Changes Command View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Changes Command
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17 Jun 2015 International field for the Brabazon Trophy An international field will head to Notts. (Hollinwell) Golf Club next week for England Golf’s flagship open championship, the Brabazon Trophy, supported by Your Golf Travel.A total of 156 players will tee off in the first round of the 72-hole men’s event on Wednesday, June 24, and the new champion will be crowned on Saturday, June 27. He will later be re-presented with the trophy by Your Golf Travel ambassador Lee Westwood.The field consists of players from 17 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Among the GB&I contingent are 11 members of the Walker Cup squad who will be seeking to impress the selectors before the team for September’s match in announced in August.The Brabazon Trophy – the English men’s open amateur stroke play championship – is one of the majors of amateur golf and one of the most sought-after titles in the world. Past champions include two players who have gone on to win Major titles – Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel – and nine Ryder Cup players.This year’s field includes the double European amateur champion Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park), who was joint runner-up last year on 13-under par – one shot behind the winner, Ben Stow, who has since turned professional.Chesters is a member of the GB&I Walker Cup squad, alongside fellow England competitors Tomasz Anderson (Brocket Hall), Daniel Brown (Bedale), Adam Chapman (Windermere), English amateur champion Nick Marsh (Huddersfield) and Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon). Other squad players are David Boote of Wales and the Irish players Paul Dunne, Jack Hume, Gavin Moynihan and Cormac Sharvin. Moynihan and Sharvin both had top ten finishes in last year’s Brabazon.On the other side of the Walker Cup story is Charlie Danielson who is seeking a place on the USA team for the match and was one of 16 golfers invited by the USGA to Walker Cup practice. Among the other Americans in the field is Jordan Niebrugge who was in the winning USA team at the 2013 Walker Cup.Local interest in the championship will focus on two players from Notts. Golf Club: Jamie Boler, the current club champion, and Chris Hurrell who has come through junior ranks at the club. Meanwhile, Henry Alls of Radcliffe-on-Trent will have the distinction of getting the Brabazon underway when he hits the first shot at 7am on Tuesday morning.The Brabazon is always played over the most prestigious English courses and Notts. Golf Club will host the event for the fifth time. Past winners over the Hollinwell course include Sandy Lyle, Ignacio Garrido – and their own member, Charles Banks.He will be present for the finale of the championship, having defended his own latest title, the Welsh seniors. He identifies the wispy rough as one of the main challenges for the players.“The grass will be waving and it will be about 18in deep. You’ll be able to see the ball and the temptation is to hit something long – and then go all over the place! You have to take your punishment and get out straight away,” said Banks.All competitors will play 18 holes on each of the first two days of the championship. After 36 holes the field will be cut to the leading 60 players and ties who will play the final two rounds. Visit the championship webpage for more information.
Fan compares football players and managers to Indian mythological characters in hilarious Twitter thread!
Image Courtesy: Navbharat Times/Getty/AS/LFCAdvertisement w0gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1vkqpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2oca( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ab8f86Would you ever consider trying this?😱e4Can your students do this? 🌚07scnkRoller skating! Powered by Firework A lot of times sportspersons have been compared to figures outside football, and often times the results turn out amazing or hilarious. Such is the case of one football fan on Twitter, who has drawn similarity to some of the big names in the world of football to several renowned mythological figures of India, and the accuracy of the comparisons will make you drop your jaw! Advertisement Image Courtesy: Navbharat Times/Getty/AS/LFCIt all started when a Twitter football fan Stan Gooner (@KAVIRAJAFC) came up with a brilliant idea of creating a thread, comprising of some icons of the beautiful game, and how their character matches up with some famous characters belonging to Indian mythology.The thread started with the user tweeting: “Footballers and Coaches as ancient Ancient Indian history characters a thread . Likes and RTs appreciated.”Advertisement He then followed up with a photo of José Mourinho, side by side with Shakuni, a character from the epic Mahabharatha.Next was former Arsenal FC gaffer Arsène Wenger, who has been compared to Bhishma Pitamah.Manchester United hall of fame, and one of the greatest managers of the game, Sir Alex Ferguson was addressed as Krishna.Jürgen Klopp was next, compared to ancient Indian philosopher and royal advisor of Maurya Empire, and the only historical figure found in the list. Revered Spanish manager Pep Guardiola became Drona. Former Barcelona star Yaya Touré was compared to Ekalavya.Lionel Messi was chosen to be Lord Ram, the central character of the epic Ramayana.Catalans stalwart and Messi’s former teammate Xavi became Hanuman.Next was Luis Suárez. who was compared to Bharat.Going back to Mahabharatha, the Arjun of the list was Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos became Bheem.Liverpool hall of fame Steven Gerrard was compared to Karna. Dutch football agent Mino Raiola, who has worked with some of the biggest names in European football, was the Narad Muni of the list.Hailed as one of the best in the world, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano was compared to Sanjay.Some other users also joined in the fun, coming up with their own comparisons.One user compared Gareth Bale to Abhimanyu.Gareth Bale , The Abhimanyu . Had immense potential , already knew how to break defence , entered the battle field (real madrid) , had several glorious moments but in the end couldn’t come out of it and perished. pic.twitter.com/kEOoPQTiNo— No One (@LowKeyLaunda) March 29, 2020Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany had a witty comparison to Ghatotkacha. Former English duo Gary Neville and Phil Neville were Nakul and Sahdev.Garry and Phil Neville and Nakul and Sahdev. Twins who were carried by their Team. Pretty shit on their own but carried their weight by Working Hard. One became more revelant after the War/Career . pic.twitter.com/EOjHK6L7sT— Simr (@R3dc0rn3r2E) March 29, 2020Paul Pogba became Laxman.Pogba and Laxman. Bags of Potential but not much to show for it. Hyped because of his brother /Super Agent. Statpads against farmers to look good. Gets Injured when his team needs him. Got carried by his Partner Kante/Hanuman towards the Ultimate Prize. pic.twitter.com/0UMPzGZ6ns— Simr (@R3dc0rn3r2E) March 29, 2020One user hilariously mentioned the referees as Dhritarashtra.Eva Carneiro, the former first-team doctor of Chelsea was compared to Draupadi. Advertisement
On the surface, a report that former A’s manager and current Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is a candidate to replace Bruce Bochy in San Francisco may not seem to make sense.Could the Giants really replace the most successful manager in their history with the only A’s manager over the past 33 years who didn’t lead Oakland to the postseason or even finish with a winning season?However, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported Wednesday that Geren, who worked with Giants President of Baseball …
The Griqua Town 200 R5 coin, released by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on 12 January, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the creation of the first coinage in South Africa.The newly issued collector’s Griqua Town R5 coin features an image of the original 1815 Griquatown coin, engraved with the words “Coinage of Griqua Town 200. 1815 – 2015”. The other side of the coin bears the South African coat of arms and the acronym, SARB. (Image: South African Mint)As the first town to be established north of the Orange River, Griekwastad, or Griquatown as it is sometimes known in English, is one of the country’s most important foundation towns. It was a stopover on the trade route and so was important for commerce throughout the history of the country. The town, 168 kilometres north of Kimberley, is also known for its abundance of semi-precious stones.The Griqua currency became the first South African currency in 1815, according to the Reserve Bank. It also became the country’s first decimal coinage and the world’s first Christian Missionary coinage.The town is considered an important missionary town, and was the home of Scottish minister Robert Moffat, who wrote the first Sesotho translation of the bible.The R5 coin features an image of the original 1815 Griquatown coin, engraved with the words “Coinage of Griqua Town 200. 1815 – 2015”. The other side of the coin bears the South African coat of arms and the acronym, SARB.Please Retweet: @SAReserveBank commemorative R5 coin celebrating 200 years of coinage https://t.co/8VBxHwevF7 pic.twitter.com/Fn2IQTFi29— South African Gov (@GovernmentZA) January 12, 2016The Griqua Town R5 coin is the fourth commemorative R5 issued by the Reserve Bank since the first bi-metallic R5 was introduced in 2004. Other notable commemorative coins include the 2008 Nelson Mandela 90th birthday coin and the 20th anniversary of democracy coin, issued in 2014.The coin, with its bronze-coloured centre and a silver-coloured border, includes security features such as the serrated and grooved edges and micro-lettering. These features are still part of the Griqua coin.The Griqua coin will be part of normal circulation and will be considered legal tender, alongside other R5 coins already in circulation throughout the country. According to the Reserve Bank, the coin has a face value of R5; it encourages the public to recirculate the coins.For coin collectors, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the SARB, has issued special Griqua Town Coin Sets which include R5 non-circulation coins. The sets include R2 silver crowns, R2 gold coins and R5 regular circulation coins. These sets are available at the Mint in Centurion, Gauteng.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Tags:#global expansion#Latin America#outsourcing#Technology in Latin America CEO of BairesDev, a technology services company that specializes in software development, software outsourcing, and testing solutions. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Related Posts Follow the Puck Nacho De Marco What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The tech talent in Latin America is capturing the attention of global companies. Government pushes and investments in IT initiatives are paying off, with Amazon, Google, Alibaba, and many other global firms opening offices in the region and hiring local tech talent.There’s a new wave of excitement about Latin America’s potential to become a global leader in technology. Enterprises around the world are looking to this area to outsource development work to highly-trained, yet affordable, engineers.For companies seeking to keep costs down without sacrificing the quality of work, hiring development teams in Latin America is an advantageous option. Certain countries in Latin America, such as Mexico and Colombia, are the top choice for IT outsourcing due to their proximity to the U.S. and high levels of English proficiency. However, as it becomes increasingly easier to work remotely with outsourcing teams regardless of proximity, many other Latin American countries are becoming desirable destinations to find high-quality software development teams fluent in the latest technologies.Here are some of Latin America’s most exciting outsourcing destinations to watch in 2019.ArgentinaArgentina is well-known for its highly-talented pool of software developers and, according to a World Trade Organization report, it is the eighth-largest exporter of computer services in the world. Argentina invests more in education than almost any other developing country, providing free university education for everyone.What’s more, it tops the list for English proficiency in Latin America, and cultural similarities between Argentina, the US and many European countries make it easy to collaborate with development teams located here.Argentina is now becoming a hub for blockchain and cryptocurrency development due to currency instability, high inflation, and exchange controls over the past few years. While most Latin American governments have limited or banned cryptocurrencies, the Argentine Internet Chamber of Commerce (Cabase) recently announced the formation of the Federal Blockchain of Argentina (BFA), a distributed ledger created in conjunction with various government agencies.Though still in the development stage, the blockchain-based platform aims to improve public processes and standardize private applications of blockchain technology.With more than 30 registered blockchain-based startups and initiatives like BFA, both Argentine developers and the government understand the technology’s potential, and therefore are laying the groundwork for the country to become a regional – and potentially global – hub for blockchain development.BrazilAccording to the Brazilian Software Market: Panorama and Trends 2018 report, Brazil ranks 9th in the world for software and services, with a software market worth US$18.6 billion. IT outsourcing accounts for 48.5% of that market.Following Mexico and Puerto Rico, Brazil is one of the top countries with the most IT service sales in Latin America and is an increasingly attractive option to find talented IT development and engineering services. Brazil’s geographic location also makes it a prime area for outsourcing companies to cater to North American clients.One sector of Brazil’s IT market that is undergoing hyper-growth is the Internet of Things (IoT). According to an IDC Research study, the IoT market is estimated to generate US$8 billion in Brazil in 2018. The “Action Plan for Brazil” claims that widespread adoption of IoT technology throughout the country could add up to US$200 billion to the Brazilian economy by 2025.These IoT aspirations will not only improve the lives of the people living in the fifth largest country in the world, but will also enable the export of IoT knowledge. Brazil could potentially become one of the largest exporters of IoT technology while simultaneously using it to increase its own national productivity.Puerto RicoThough part of the U.S., Puerto Rico is a popular software development outsourcing hub due to its cultural similarities with both the U.S. and Latin America, its local tax incentives, and its highly-trained workforce. As the island undergoes its recovery from the devastating Hurricane Maria, many technology companies have stepped in with promising ideas to rebuild Puerto Rico and show the world how cities of the future could look like.The Puerto Rican government is exploring investments and partnerships for 5G networks and IoT technologies that will enable smart cities on the island. Though many tech companies, such as Google, HP, Microsoft, and Tesla have already established software development or manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico, a new wave of technology startups and entrepreneurs are setting up shop not only to advantage of the aggressive tax benefits but to be a part of Puerto Rico’s future as well. Most notably, the startup accelerator Parallel18 is attracting international tech talent to the island, and a number of blockchain and cryptocurrency companies are moving to Puerto Rico.These companies are investing in software development and exporting their innovations with Puerto Rico serving as their home base. Though this country is still in the recovery process, it’s likely to continue attracting some of the best tech talent in the world and exporting quality IT services over the years to come.New opportunities for outsourcing to Latin AmericaAccelerance recently published its 2018 Guide to Global Software Outsourcing Rates, listing the costs to hire various technology professionals around the world. Compared to North America, rates to hire qualified tech workers in Latin America remain significantly lower.Affordable rates, English proficiency, and time zone similarities are indeed important when looking for IT partners in Latin America. However, as countries in the region increasingly throw support behind their individual IT industries, new technology hubs are forming and thriving. Today, there are more destinations than ever before to find tech talent in Latin America, and as a result, more opportunities to find the right outsourcing partner.
nebraska spring offense highlight videoNebraska had a disappointing 2015 season, but after an impressive victory over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl, there is hope in Lincoln. Thursday, the program gave fans an interesting inside look at how the team’s offense is progressing this spring.In the below clip, head coach Mike Riley makes it clear that everyone – including the players and the members of his staff – is more comfortable with the team’s scheme in year two of his tenure. He talks about “continuity” being a great thing for the development of football players.O-Blockhttps://t.co/T8YWLlsKCG— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 7, 2016Nebraska actually finished 34th overall in total offense in the FBS in 2015. It’s the defensive side of the ball that the team must improve upon in 2016 if it wants to take the next step.
APTN National NewsProtesters against Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain in British Columbia say they are just ramping up their efforts to stop the company from doing its work.Now, in its third week, support is growing and although there have been over 80 arrests, people from all over are coming to the mountain to show their support.APTN’s Tina House has this story.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s new governor and attorney general moved quickly Wednesday to review the legality of a contentious state deal to run an oil pipeline beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes.Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her request for a legal opinion from Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat who welcomed the opportunity and expressed concern with a law that facilitated the agreement between the state and Canadian pipeline company Enbridge. Such opinions, while not the same as legal rulings, are considered to bind state agencies unless reversed by a court. Both Whitmer and Nessel had questioned the deal before taking office Tuesday.The Republican-led Legislature and GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder rushed to enact the law after Whitmer was elected in November. The new Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority then quickly approved the proposal to drill a tunnel through bedrock up to 100 feet (30.4 metres) below the more than 4-mile-wide (6.4 kilometre) channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan. A new segment of pipeline would extend through the tunnel, replacing twin pipes that have lain along the lake bed since 1953. They are part of Enbridge’s Line 5, which carries crude oil and natural gas liquids used in propane from Superior, Wisconsin, through northern Michigan to refineries in Sarnia, Ontario.“There are serious and significant concerns regarding (Public Act) 359, which the previous governor and legislature initiated and passed without the care and caution one would expect for an issue that will have a monumental impact on our state,” Nessel said in a statement.Whitmer said resolving any legal uncertainty over the law, the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority and the panel’s speedy approval of the agreement “is necessary to assure that we can take all action necessary to protect the Great Lakes, protect our drinking water and protect Michigan jobs.”Line 5 has drawn fierce criticism in recent years from environmental groups, native tribes and tourism-related businesses fearful of a rupture that, according to worst-case scenarios outlined by university researchers, could pollute hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline.Enbridge has steadfastly defended the pipelines, contending they are in sound condition and could last indefinitely. But with public pressure mounting amid reports of gaps in protective coating and dents from a ship anchor strike in April, the company embraced the tunnel option.Whitmer asked Nessel six legal questions, including whether a requirement that authority members serve six years or more violates a constitutional four-year limit for newly created commissions. She also wants to know whether the new law improperly made changes to a 1952 law.David Eggert, The Associated Press