View post tag: Maine USS Maine Gets MUC Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Maine Gets MUC View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) was presented with the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) award for meritorious service from Jan. 29, 2011 to March 12, 2012 at Marginal Wharf on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Sept. 26.The MUC is given for valorous or meritorious achievement by a unit. Former Secretary of the Navy John T. McNaughton established the award in 1967.“To justify this award, your service is on par with someone who earns the Bronze Star award,” said Rear Adm. Dietrich Kuhlmann, commander of Submarine Group 9. “That’s some pretty rare company and you should be proud of what that means for the team gathered around you.”Maine blue and gold crews worked together to consistently keep the ship ready and perform at a high level.“This award is a validation of all the hard work we have put in,” said Master Chief Machinist’s Mate Perry Willis, Maine gold crew chief of the boat. “We helped each other out maintaining the ship, even with the most mundane tasks.”Maine, underway for 349 days over a 14-month period, was a secure, reliable, and effective strategic deterrent in supporting Operation Order Global Citadel and exercise Global Thunder.“It feels good to win this award. It shows that all of our hard work was paying off,” said Missile Technician 2nd Class Brad Trogdor. “This makes all the drills, cleaning and inspections worth it.”Maine was named the 2012 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) Award winner and the Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award winner for earning runner-up in the Submarine Category July 19.“We have been winning the battle on undersea dominance for a long time now, thanks in large to the job [the crew members] do each day,” said Kulhmann. “Every one of [the crew members] on the Maine should feel very good about today.”[mappress]Press Release, September 30, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: MUC View post tag: gets September 30, 2013
– Advertisement – Premier League chief executive Richard Masters does not expect the reintroduction of five substitutes for the “foreseeable future”.While answering questions from MPs on a range of issues regarding football’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Masters said: “It’s been voted on twice. I don’t see it changing for the foreseeable future.”- Advertisement – England’s top flight is the only major league in the world not using the new five-sub rule, and there remains mixed feeling on the issue throughout the division despite its reintroduction being voted down twice by the majority of the 20 clubs.Top managers including Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho support the advent of having five subs available – and they were backed up by the PFA, who want the rule introduced on health and safety grounds, on Monday.However, Sheffield United are among those to have rejected it, with the club’s chief executive Stephen Bettis telling Sky Sports News this week: “We remain suspicious that big clubs simply want to be able to sub-off players to rest them to keep them fresh.- Advertisement – “Of course the bigger the club, the stronger the bench. Any change of rules mid-season will clearly affect the integrity of the league.”Sky Sports News has surveyed 17 of the 20 Premier League clubs and eight say they are still against it, while nine are in favour, with two of those having changed their mind on the issue in recent weeks.Those figures suggest that, if the idea was voted on again this season, it would be unlikely go ahead.- Advertisement – Brighton chief executive Paul Barber would be in favour, telling their local newspaper the Argus: “We are very much in the camp that we feel five substitutions suits us. It suits (manager) Graham (Potter), it suits our particular game management systems and the way Graham likes to use his squad and change systems during games.“We voted positively twice on the idea and if there was to be another vote we would vote positively again. We are not trying to sway the opinion of anyone else. The idea of players benefitting at this time now an intense fixture schedule is, of course, true. What we don’t know is to what extent and whether that favours a particular club over another.”
108 Martyn St, Parramatta ParkSEVEN-BEDROOM Cairns houses are often tucked away in mansion-replete suburbs like Edge Hill and Bayview Heights, but this behemoth Parramatta Park Queenslander goes against the grain.Built in the 1930s, the home at 108 Martyn St has undergone a significant transformation in recent years.Now on the market for the first time since 2009, the new-look property is already gaining strong market interest.“This home was originally a lowset Queenslander that’s been lifted,” said selling agent Tim Winborn-Sharp of Twomey Schriber Property Group.“It has 1930s character but all the facilities you’d expect from a contemporary Queenslander.”Set on a 655sq m block, the home has four bedrooms in a self-containing downstairs area; the remaining three, including the master suite, are upstairs. Mr Winborn-Sharp said the current owners had enjoyed “wonderful success” while listing the property through Airbnb. He also said it was “very unique” for a Parramatta Park Queenslander to contain seven bedrooms.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoOther features include a new magnesium swimming pool, freshly-painted walls and NBN connection.“The market interest has been phenomenal,” he said.It comes amid a purple patch for properties at Parramatta Park, one of Cairns’ older inner-city suburbs. According to the latest CoreLogic statistics, Parramatta Park median house prices have risen by almost 32 per cent over the past three years. The suburb had an average house selling price of $475,000 during the 12 months to April – well above the Cairns average of $400,000.Mr Winborn-Sharp said Parramatta Park was emerging as a Cairns real estate hotspot. “It is definitely an up and coming suburb,” he said.“It has been underrated in the past but it’s just so close to the city.“Places like Edge Hill are always more pricey, but Parramatta Park is a suburb to watch.” The property at 108 Martyn St is open for inspection on Sunday from 12-12.45pm.
West Palm Beach’s police chief is apologizing and issuing a correction after providing inaccurate information following Sunday night’s violent protests.“I want to apologize. We don’t want to misinform the community,” Police Chief Frank Adderley told our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5.He admitted that mistakes were made when peaceful protests turned violent over the weekend in downtown West Palm Beach.“The question was asked on me on Monday, did you use gas? I said no. Then, we got more information that says, yes, we did,” Adderley explains.In addition, Adderley says he and his officers were not wearing gas masks on Sunday, and that they were ordered to deploy smoke into what he referred to as an unruly crowd.He goes on to say that he later learned after speaking with local restaurant owner Rodney Mayo that was not the case.“We later find out when we met with Rodney Mayo, he showed us the empty canister and he said people near him were gassed,” Adderley admits. The police chief says it appears accidental, explaining that his officer grabbed the wrong can, thinking it was smoke, but it turned out to be CS gas, also known as tear gas.“I’m asking that you accept my correction here with the info because we have some misinformation to the public,” Adderley asks the public.Kathleen Walter, spokeswoman for the city of West Palm Beach, released this statement to WPTV: “We evaluate it, going to make some adjustments, and make sure it never happens again,” according to Adderley.He adds this is the first time gas has been used in the field since he started, and explains they were justified in using it because bottles and rocks were being thrown at them. “The police department’s reaction to disperse a crowd of individuals was entirely appropriate as our police were the subject of attack. Mayor James was absolutely right to debunk false claims that our police instigated a confrontation with protesters and that police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters who had been mostly peaceful. Any information provided during Monday’s press conference by either Mayor or Chief was based on the information known to them at the time. In the interest of full transparency, new information they learned since, including a list of the non-lethal force used by officers in their defense, was shared with the media and posted on our website. You can’t get more transparent than that. To the credit of our Mayor and the West Palm Beach Police Department, it should be noted that more than 3000 individuals participated in the protest, and no one was injured.”
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansChristian Segovia recorded his first hat trick for Oly Town FC, but the Olympic Force exploded for nine second half goals to drop the Artesians, 14-8, at the Olympic Sports Center on Saturday night. Alejandro Hernandez and Colin Ralson each had a hat trick for the Force and Izzy De Luna chipped in four assists in the Western Indoor Soccer League win.Standing for the anthem at the Artersian vs. Force game. Photo courtesy: Oly Town ArtesiansThe night started out promising for the Artesians after taking a 2-0 lead behind goals by Segovia and Jordan Zimmerman, but Olympic scored the next four goals to take a 4-2 lead near the 12 minute mark of the second quarter. Goals by Gabriele Zaccagnini and Matt Stalnik tied the game at 4-4 and both teams added one more late in the half for an even 5-5 score line heading into the locker room.After the half, it was all Force. They scored six straight goals to take an 11-5 lead before JT Meyer finally stopped the bleeding with a goal midway through the fourth quarter. Segovia then collected his third goal and Brett Stallworth poked one in late, but Olympic continued to pour it on and finished with 14 goals for a six goal victory, their first of the season.The Artesians fell to 0-3-0 this season and have allowed double digit goals in each of their first three games. They return home to take on the Tacoma Stars Reserves on Saturday, December 16. First kick at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College is set for 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by visiting www.olytownfc.com.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting www.olytownfc.com, following them on Twitter at twitter.com/OlyTownFC, and liking them on Facebook at FB.com/OlyTownFC.