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UK: HMS Bulwark Hosts ANZAC Commemoration

first_img UK: HMS Bulwark Hosts ANZAC Commemoration Training & Education View post tag: Navy May 1, 2012 View post tag: UK Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Bulwark Hosts ANZAC Commemoration View post tag: hosts Sailors, Soldiers, Airman and Royal Marines from the UK, Australia and New Zealand held a moving and poignant service to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice made by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I.The ceremony was held aboard the Devonport based warship HMS Bulwark whilst on a multinational exercise of the North West coast of Scotland hours after she had deployed her boats for an amphibious landing.The Australian and New Zealand personnel, who where embarked as part of the planning and execution staff for the exercise hosted the traditional ANZAC Day Dawn Service. This began at 0445 as the sun rose above the horizon. Following an introduction and a number of readings prayers were led by Bulwark’s Chaplain Rev Dave Roissetter.The poem In Flanders Fields was read by Sub Lieutenant “Kurt” Story Royal New Zealand Navy who is an exchange Officer serving in Bulwark. The Last Post was sounded and a one minute silence observed, the end of which was marked by the sounding of Reveille.Speaking of the service, Sub Lieutenant Story said, “Having just conducted an amphibious landing similar to the assaults on Gallipoli, it is important for us to pause and reflect on the courage and sacrifice of our countrymen.”“In our modern world it is difficult to imagine what they went through in the defence of our freedom but it is something that is worthy of remembering and sets an example to today’s Servicemen who are still risking their lives on a daily basis.”After completing Exercise Joint Warrior, Bulwark will be off Weymouth and Portland for the bulk of the summer, supporting the Dorset Police, acting as a floating command centre for the security mission surrounding the Olympic and Paralympics’ sailing events.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 01, 2012; Image: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: Commemoration View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: HMS Bulwark View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Anzaclast_img read more

Bristol man arrested on meth-related charges after found slumped behind steering wheel

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleTwo people arrested on meth possession charges near Simonton LakeNext articleDonation made to the Women’s Care Center in Elkhart Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By Jon Zimney – April 20, 2020 0 325 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ (Photo supplied/Goshen Police Department) A Bristol man is behind bars on meth-related charges after being found slumped over the wheel of a car.Police in Goshen were called around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, to the 200 block High Park Avenue where they found Jeffrey Tutorow, 31.Medics on scene tried to medically clear Tutorow, however, he refused medical treatment.Tutorow was arrested and booked into the Elkhart County Jail on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Bristol man arrested on meth-related charges after found slumped behind steering wheel IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown’s SOUL’D U OUT To Join Naughty Professor For NYC Show

first_imgThis Thursday, March 23rd at American Beauty, Naughty Professor is bringing his NOLA-based future funk to New York City (purchase tickets here). With the upcoming release of Identity, which features guest spots from The Revivalists’ David Shaw, legendary MC Chali 2na, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom, The Soul Rebels, and many more, Naughty Professor is one of the hottest acts in funk right now.Trumpeter Maurice Brown Releases New Track “Stand Up” With Talib Kweli [Listen]Grammy-Award-winning trumpeter Maurice “Mobetta” Brown and his SOUL’D U OUT band will be joining the show, featuring a full set of Brown’s hip-hop/jazz-inspired flavors with plenty of soul. Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. More recently, Mobetta dedicated his time entirely to a solo career, featuring a stellar band blending hip-hop, jazz, soul, and funk-inspired beats from all over the map.Brown just released the track “Stand Up,” off his upcoming album The Mood (out on March 24th), which features Talib Kweli delivering straight flow, as only Talib can. Listen to the new track below:<a href=”″>Stand Up ft. Talib Kweli by Maurice Brown</a>The combination of Naughty Professor and SOUL’D U OUT is a perfect pairing of musical tastes, with plenty of funk, soul, jazz, and beats to accommodate your palate. Don’t miss out on this incredible lineup, and purchase tickets to American Beauty this Thursday, March 23rd here.last_img read more

Your Ultimate My Morning Jacket NYE VIP Flyaway!

first_imgMy Morning Jacket is headed to the Rocky Mountains for three memorable nights this New Year’s. The premier rock band will be kicking things off at 1st Band Center in Broomfield, CO on 12/29 with The Revolution (Prince’s band), followed by a pre-NYE gig with the Tune-Yards on 12/30, and finally a New Year’s Eve blowout with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to ring in 2018 properly.We’re teaming up with MMJ and CID Entertainment to offer you the ultimate VIP flyaway package! One lucky winner will receive:– (2) 3-day VIP* passes to My Morning Jacket at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO 12/29-12/31– (2) Shuttle Passes– Hotel accommodation for (2)– (2) round trip flights within the US to Colorado*CID VIP Experience Includes: -Access to a private lounge including MMJ memorabilia, a cash bar, complimentary appetizers, coat check & more -Priority floor access -Signed poster & other giftsEnter below, then follow the instructions for sharing to increase your chances of winning. Winner will be chosen on 12/18. Good luck!Not feeling so lucky? Purchase tickets here.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Pitch Perfect 3 Is In The Works

first_img View Comments After conquering the box office, big time, it’s no surprise to learn that the Barden Bellas will return for Pitch Perfect 3. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal and Gold Circle have started talks with Kay Cannon, who penned the first two movies, to write a third.Pitch Perfect 2 cost $29 million to make and has made a huge $160.9 million at the box office domestically so far, after hitting screens on May 15.No word yet on casting and whether Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and our Broadway boys Skylar Astin and Ben Platt will return for more pitch slapping, but we’re crossing all fingers and toes!last_img read more

Opponents return to court to block latest Trump administration move on Keystone XL pipeline

first_imgOpponents return to court to block latest Trump administration move on Keystone XL pipeline FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit for the project in a bid to get around an earlier court ruling.In November, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled that the Trump administration did not fully consider potential oil spills and other impacts when it approved the pipeline in 2017. Trump’s new permit, issued last week, is intended to circumvent that ruling and kick-start the proposal to ship crude oil from the tar sands of western Canada to U.S. refineries.White House officials have said the presidential permit is immune from court review. But legal experts say that’s an open question, and the case could further test the limits of Trump’s use of presidential power to get his way.Unlike previous orders from Trump involving immigration and other matters, his action on Keystone XL came after a court already had weighed in and blocked the administration’s plans.“This is somewhat dumbfounding, the idea that a president would claim he can just say, ‘Never mind, I unilaterally call a do-over,’” said William Buzbee, a constitutional scholar and professor at Georgetown University Law Center.The pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada has become a flashpoint in the debate over fossil fuel use and climate change. Opponents say burning crude from the tar sands of Western Canada would make climate change worse. The $8 billion project’s supporters say it would create thousands of jobs and could be operated safely.More: Pipeline opponents ask judge to strike down Trump’s permitlast_img read more

Brazilian and Paraguayan Police Forces Dismantle Drug Trafficking Networks

first_imgBy Francisco Pereira/Diálogo November 30, 2016 On November 4th, the Federal Police of Brazil, in cooperation with the Paraguayan Police, engaged in one of the largest counter drug trafficking operations in recent years in the two countries. Operation Cavalo Doido (Crazy Horse) was named after the way the group transported drugs. According to Brazilian police officers, the criminals would remove the seats and everything else from inside cars to open space for the drugs. They would then speed off, disregarding traffic signs and police checkpoints, to get to their destination as quickly as possible. The groups operated in Paraguay and distributed the drugs in the Brazilian states of Pará, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, and the Federal District. The operation seized more than 10 tons of drugs, weapons, and luxury cars. In addition, more than 30 arrest warrants were issued. The Federal Police enforced 81 court orders, with 21 protective custody warrants, 11 temporary custody warrants, 15 bench warrants (when a judge orders that an offender be apprehended), and 34 search-and-seizure warrants. “Sharing information with Brazil’s special police force and monitoring the actions in strategic border towns enabled this organization to be dismantled. There are 200 police officers working in conjunction with the Paraguayan Police on this operation, which is breaking up drug trafficking groups and networks in both countries,” said Colonel Hugo Vera, head of the National Drug Secretariat in Paraguay In July, Operation Nova Aliança (New Alliance), a cooperative effort between the police forces of the two bordering countries, resulted in the destruction of 162 hectares of marijuana crops, in addition to the burning of 67,000 kilograms of the plant that were ready to be sold on the border between the two countries. During the operation, 103 camps, 38 presses, and 350 kilograms of seeds used for growing cannabis were also destroyed. Brazilian Minister of Justice Alexandre de Moraes stated that one of the Brazilian government’s priorities is to combat transnational crime. According to Moraes, the operation “is much more efficient for us to be able to eradicate drugs still in the growing phase and to keep them from being sold in Brazil, the source of over half of that production.” Operation Argus Police forces in Brazil and Paraguay also engaged in a parallel operation on November 4th to break up a transportation network that operates on the border between the two countries. The focus of Operation Argus, whose name alludes to a story from Greek mythology, was the state of Rio Grande do Sul. In a joint investigation lasting more than a year, the Federal Police found a group of 15 to 20 truckers and a trucking company set up as a front in Porto Alegre, the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. According to the investigation, the ghost company would hire independent drivers to transport a variety of products, from soy and corn to home appliances, and bring up to 400 kilos of cocaine a month from the border with Paraguay to Rio Grande do Sul. The leader of the group was a prominent businessman from the region, who owned properties in the municipality of Viamão, as well as in Rio Grande do Sul, where the drugs were stored. The businessman appeared as owner of the trucks. The investigation found that the vehicles were bought by the trafficker, used to transport drugs two or three times, and then sold. The drugs were made in Peru and Bolivia and stored in Paraguay, where one of the largest drug traffickers in South America, Jarvis Chimenes Pavão, was still managing trade along the border with Mato Grosso do Sul despite having been arrested in Paraguay. From there, trucks departed with the drugs hidden in secret compartments toward the district of Águas Claras in Viamão. In the greater metropolitan area, another criminal gang was in charge of driving the drugs in shipments of 20 to 30 kilograms to the Valley of Rio dos Sinos and the Valley of Taquari, also in Rio Grande do Sul. Arrest warrants were issued not only for the owner of the front company, which was used to launder money from international trafficking, but also for another 23 people. According to Roger Soares Cardoso, police chief in charge of Operation Argus, more important than the arrests was the confiscation of an estimated $6 million from the seizure of 13 properties, 23 trucks, 20 vehicles, and the freezing of the accounts of 27 people. “Arrests don’t solve the problem because 100 percent of them will go back to trafficking. More significant are the seizures because they weaken the criminal organization’s financial power, and that, really, is able to dismantle the gang,” Chief Cardoso said. Cooperation against drug trafficking Brazil and Paraguay rely on a well-established cooperation to fight drug trafficking, a common problem faced by both nations. Cooperation is the only path to ending the problem. According to the Federal Police of Brazil, 80 percent of the marijuana produced in Paraguay makes its way to Brazil. The two governments have worked together on matters of security and defense for more than six decades. International cooperation with friendly nations is a fundamental factor in the security strategies of both Brazil and Paraguay. Joint operations, in addition to training among forces and exchanging information, strengthen initiatives and projects aimed at eradicating drug trafficking in the region.last_img read more

What one prominent banker gets wrong about credit unions

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a recent news opinion piece for Fox Business News, Alex Sanchez, president/CEO of the Florida Bankers Association, viciously attacked the credit union industry, claiming “corporate welfare” for credit unions must end. It’s a new verse of the same song Sanchez, a longtime opponent of credit unions, has been singing for years, including in a recent Credit Union Journal article.But I for one am tired of hearing his off-key screeches, which have no basis in fact. He continues to claim that Florida credit unions have outlived their purpose and usefulness, and that somehow the credit union tax exemption has caused the current decline of community banks. As usual, he couldn’t be further from the truth.His attacks on credit unions, which hold 8.7 percent of the market share in Florida, can’t be justified if he would only look at the large national and regional banks that continue to devour community banks and make it more difficult for all community financial institutions to do business. This rabble rouser should realize there are more than 2,200 for-profit banks in the U.S. that pay no corporate income tax because they organize as tax-exempt Subchapter S banks. And let’s not forget the more than $28 billion in tax breaks the banks received from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.last_img read more

A waterfront mansion has fetched $3.5 million at Gold Coast mega auction event

first_imgOne of the Gold Coast’s best waterfront locations.Auctioneer and RWSP CEO Andrew Bell described the location as one of the “premier streets of the Gold Coast”.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe sale closely follows another big result for the street, with 14 Admiralty Drive fetching $7.7 million just a few weeks ago. Sold under the hammer: 76 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.A BUYER has splashed out $3.5 million to secure a Paradise Waters mansion under the hammer today.The waterfront residence at 76 Admiralty Drive was sold at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s mega property auction in front of a huge crowd. The residence fetched $3.5 million.Today’s sale of number 76, which was featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s real estate magazine today, will see Brunei-based owners farewell their holiday home of 17 years.Set on a 792sq m, the residence features Versace-esque drapes, chandeliers and gold finishes throughout. Luxury fixtures and fittings.RWSP marketing agent Jackson Paradise said the seller works in the hotel industry.“He lives in Brunei but his children live and study in Brisbane so the home has been a meeting place for when the family catch up throughout the year,” Mr Paradise said.“The owner runs hotels all over the world so it is easy to imagine why the rooms are so large and spacious; they really reflect a five-star hotel feel. Raised sections of flooring are a feature in the residence.“The home was built with a lot of thought.”last_img read more

Police and protestors face off in Antigua

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday March 11, 2011 – The riot squad was called out yesterday evening to ensure that opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) protestors complied with police orders during a protest billed the ‘White March’, hours after a morning picket that was supposed to be peaceful threatened to deteriorate.The larger of the two – the ‘White March’ which attracted thousands of people, based on ALP estimates – had been publicized for several weeks as a protest against the failures of the United Progressive Party (UPP) government. When police attempted to change the route during the march, after 6 pm, it did not go down well with party officials or protestors who accused the authorities of intimidation.An angry ALP Chairman Gaston Browne said the march route had been approved by police, in writing, and they would be acting in accordance with that written permission. “They have deliberately changed the route in order to frustrate our march,” Browne said. “We will not be intimidated under any circumstances.” The riot squad was deployed to block the planned route and was booed by protestors. The officers, in full gear, stood their ground as the demonstrators taunted them and declared that they too would not back down.The confrontation lasted for about 15 minutes before the riot squad was ordered to withdraw and the march continued along its planned route, ending in a rally where several ALP speakers addressed the crowd about the incompetence and shortcomings of the ruling party. Earlier in the day, ALP picketers outside the office of National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort had minor scuffles with police in another dispute over where they could and could not protest. The picketers, who’d gathered at 9 am, initially marched up and down one side of the building, waving placards with messages for Dr Cort to step aside until questions are answered about whether his law firm paid taxes on the EC$3 million (US$1.1 million) in retainer fees which it allegedly received from fraud-accused Allen Stanford. The ALP’s call follows a US$1 million lawsuit filed against Dr Cort, a former Finance Minister, by Stanford investors last month.The protestors loudly chanted ‘Errol Cort must go right now’ as they walked along the street but at one stage decided to change the direction of their picket. Lawmen on the scene tried to prevent them from doing so and that led to shoving and shouting from both sides. At one point, it seemed the peaceful picket would turn violent but, shortly after, the police allowed the protestors to have their way until noon when the picket ended. The ALP chairman said yesterday that he was pleased with the turnout at both of the opposition’s protests, declaring them successes.Source: Caribbean360Photo credit: Anika Kentishcenter_img 58 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Police and protestors face off in Antigua by: – March 11, 2011last_img read more