View post tag: News by topic Industry news View post tag: port View post tag: sign View post tag: agreement View post tag: Commissioners May 3, 2011 At a special Commission Meeting, Monday, May 2, Port Corpus Christi Commissioners signed an agreement for the sale of its Ingleside Facility (former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside) to Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC.The agreement signed by both parties was for the sale of 798 acres at former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside (NSI) with a purchase price of $75,831,604.00. As part of the sales agreement, Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC has 10 business days to deposit $1M of earnest money. Canyon will have until September 15, 2011 to complete all their feasibility studies, surveys, due diligences, to present a down payment of $24 million, and sign a 10 year promissory note for the balance. “Port Commissioners and staff continue to work with Canyon Supply and Logistics, LLC to finalize the sale of former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside. We are confident they fit the model of the master development plan for the facility,” said Mike Carrell, Chairman, Port Commission.Canyon Supply and Logistics, LLC is a special service purpose company that supports the oil and gas production companies in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Canyon will develop the industrial part of the facility for off-shore logistics for the oil and gas industry and anticipates providing 2500 jobs within five years. As part of the sales agreement Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC, will have an option to purchase an additional 105 acres in the center of the base property which currently contains– Immediate Release –Monday, May 2, 2011living quarters, galley, and college facilities which could function in support of the activity Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC expects to perform at the wharf area.U.S. Naval Station Ingleside was designated for closure under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 resulting in the departure of the Navy on April 30, 2010. On that date, ownership of the base reverted to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. The U.S. Naval Station Ingleside encompasses 483 acres with more than 70 state-of-the-art buildings, including: warehouse facilities, office and administrative offices, barracks, fitness and recreation facilities, a capital-class pier and wharf area, and much more. The Port has also included 435 acres of green field property bordering the base to be incorporated in the development project.About Port Corpus ChristiThe primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is one of the 10 largest ports in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.” Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System. With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “More Than You Can Sea.”[mappress]Source: portofcc, May 3, 2011; View post tag: Corpus View post tag: facility View post tag: Navy USA: Port Corpus Christi Commissioners Sign Agreement for Sale of its Ingleside Facility View post tag: Ingleside View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Port Corpus Christi Commissioners Sign Agreement for Sale of its Ingleside Facility View post tag: Christi View post tag: Sale Share this article
Authorities October 26, 2016 View post tag: USS Seawolf USS Seawolf changes command Share this article View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Seawolf changes command One of the three most advanced U.S. Navy submarines, the USS Seawolf, has welcomed a new commander during a ceremony held at Naval Base Bremerton in Washington.Cmdr. Christopher George relieved Capt. Jeffrey Bierley and assumed the duties and responsibilities of commanding officer for the Seawolf crew.Bierley assumed command of the Seawolf crew in February of 2014. During his leadership, the crew completed a six-month deployment, where they completed important national and anti-submarine warfare tasking, theater security cooperation port visits, participated in sea exercises with partner nations, and surfaced from under the ice twice.They conducted initial testing for a prototype research and development system designed to enhance the ocean sensing capability of fast-attack submarines. The crew also received the SUBDEVRON 5 Battle Efficiency “E” award for both 2014 and 2015.“USS Seawolf has a deserved reputation as the most capable submarine ever constructed,” said George. “It is a truly humbling and daunting responsibility to command such a ship and follow in Capt. Bierley’s footsteps.”Seawolf, commissioned July 19, 1997, is the first of the Navy’s three Seawolf-class submarines. USS Connecticut and USS Seawolf are based at Bremerton, Washington while the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23), which is 100 foot longer than its two counterparts, is based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.Originally intended as a class of 29 submarines, the end of the Cold War and budget constraints led to a restructuring of the class to three submarines. The Seawolf is significantly quieter than any Los Angeles class submarine, faster, has more torpedoes tubes and can carry more weapons – up to 50 torpedoes or missiles, or 100 mines.USS Jimmy Carter is additionally fitted with an extra section called the multi-mission platform which serves to launch and recover ROVs or Navy Seal forces.
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Carrie’s Cakes in Ennis, Co Clare, has seen turnover increase by 50%, after its complete shop makeover was featured on an Irish television show.Pastry chef Caroline Gardiner opened her bakery in March last year, but was making little progress until Senator Feargal Quinn, an Irish retailing maestro, did a makeover for his current series on RTÉ One television, Retail Therapy.Before the revamp, the two of them went to the Primrose Bakery in London for some expert advice.Little Blue Studio, Limerick, redesigned all the signage and packaging, completely rebranding the bakery, while Laurie Lawler, an interior designer, gave the shop with its new coffee section a trendy retro look.The shopfront also got a total restyling. The bakery, on Salthouse Lane, was also supplied with a range of new production equipment to boost productivity.The menu was overhauled, with more emphasis on speciality breads, including spelt bread. “We baked six times more product that day than on a normal weekday and I never took so much money in on one day,” commented Gardiner on the Monday following the bakery’s appearance on TV.
Soon, scholars worldwide will have an easier time creating, publishing, and sharing maps and other geospatial data, thanks to the release of WorldMap, an open source software platform that fills the growing niche between desktop mapping applications and more lightweight, nimble Web solutions.Developed by Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis, WorldMap allows scholars to share access to view and edit geospatial information. Unlike similar tools, WorldMap allows the use of large, detailed datasets, and supports a number of formats.First released in beta last July, the software already boasts 1,250 users from more than 100 countries. Users have contributed more than 1,700 mapping layers and created more than 500 map collections to support their research.The bulk of the best geographic data resides outside any single institution. WorldMap takes a unique approach to this challenge by providing the global community with a platform to meet its needs. By so doing, the system increases the amount of high-quality spatial data in the public sphere.WorldMap allows scholars to integrate information from diverse sources by making it possible to overlay data in users’ own computers with materials on the Web. The system also lets users incorporate paper maps, perform online digitizing, and link locations to other media.The system allows for collaborations that can range from small groups in which all participants have editorial rights to interactive publications for large audiences. The system is also designed to support the research process, by allowing information to initially be made private, before being opened to larger groups for refinement, and finally to be published or released to the public.Free and open to the public, WorldMap is cloud-hosted as well as open source, meaning new functions can be added to the system. A handful of new features are under development, including the ability to visualize change over time, searching place names for current and historic locations, and creating and editing online map layers.
Notre Dame’s Men Against Violence (MAV) launches its annual Pledge Drive today between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Notre Dame’s dining halls.The Pledge Drive will collect the signatures of men willing to take an active stance against sexual assault and raises general awareness about violence of this nature on campus. The signatures will be published in a later issue of The Observer.According to MAV’s website, the public must stop pigeonholing rape and sexual assault because every woman out there is a sister, daughter or mother to another person and therefore violence against women victimizes not only a gender, but also the wider community.“I see the Pledge Drive as a way to bring together the entire student body in a really simple way,” MAV President Thomas Deranek said. “It reminds each student that sexual violence is an important issue that they are willing to stand against.”Susan Zhu | The Observer Deranek said the Drive is vital to MAV’s ultimate goal: to witness an end to sexual assault and domestic violence.“I want us to be widely seen as a group that is unafraid to start and to participate in the conversation of why sexual violence is still a problem at Notre Dame and what we can do [to] solve this problem,” Deranek said.According to MAV’s website, the club’s creation was rooted in the belief that men should act as positive role models for other men and take responsibility to help end sexual violence against women.“We believe that, as men, we should take pride in our masculinity and responsibility for our actions,” MAV Treasurer Derek Kuns said. “MAV was founded a number of years ago in the hope of freeing our campus of all sexual violence, and that is still the goal we are striving for today.”Derenek said the Pledge Drive promotes awareness of and opposition to all sexual violence against women and is available for all men to sign.“I remember that the only takeaway most of my friends got from Frosh-O in regards to sexual violence was that every male is a potential rapist,” Kuns said. “We shouldn’t think this way; rather, we should think that as men we can do a lot to prevent sexual violence just by taking pride in our actions and policing ourselves and our friends.”Kuns said men must take a position of responsibility because they are too often the perpetrators of sexually violent crimes. The pledge states that “real men care.”“We appreciate that everyone is busy, but in less than a minute, the Pledge can remind Notre Dame’s sons what it really means to be a man,” Kuns said.Aside from giving names to men’s faces that stand against sexual violence, Deranek believes the Pledge Drive comes with even more benefits.“Most importantly, the Pledge Drive reminds everyone that it is something that all of us students stand against together, providing us with a sense of unity for a great cause,” Derenek said.Tags: domestic violence, MAV, Men Against Violence, Pledge Drive, sexual assault
By Dialogo March 01, 2010 FIFA has set the conference date to study security issues related to the South African World Cup for 4 and 5 March at its headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland), where representatives of police bodies from the thirty-two participating countries are expected to attend. FIFA’s president, Joseph Blatter, who is Swiss, will also take part in the discussions, along with members of the organizing committee, representatives of the South African government, and representatives from Interpol, with the aim of discussing the local government’s plans for security and for protecting teams, referees, and spectators. “This is important because it’s the first time that an International Federation is organizing a meeting of this kind, but it doesn’t mean that we’re worried,” said FIFA’s general secretary, Frenchman Jerome Valcke, when he announced the meeting at the beginning of the week.
47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details As summertime gets into full swing it can be incredibly hard to keep your workforce optimistic and motivated. Most of your employees have dreams of the beach and sunny skies on their minds, as opposed to the workload in front of them. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to maintain a productive work environment. Here are three tips for keeping your employees engaged and optimistic not only during summer, but the whole year through.Maintain focusWhen children are in summer camps and vacations are on the horizon, it’s natural for employees to have distractions. It’s important you check in with them periodically to ensure that they are keeping track with the work that needs to be done. Help them to prioritize items that are time sensitive. Also, if your organization’s workload lessens during the summer months, be sure to give your employees purpose.Be flexibleIf you provide your staff with adequate time-off, they will be incredibly appreciative and also stronger employees. When professionals are given incentives, they feel valued and understood. So, if an employee requests a reasonable amount of time off, needs to leave early for a personal reason, or simply wants to take a walk when the weather’s nice, be flexible and agreeable.Concentrate on connectingSummer can be a great time for reconnecting with your staff on a personal level. If things are slow in the office, take time to engage with them and encourage open communication. You don’t have to always take them out to lunch, but even just the action of reaching out and checking in can make a huge difference in their morale.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Policy Analysis Mike Schenk addressed the state of credit unions and opportunities for the future Thursday at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Nussle and Scheck discussed the need for regulatory relief, credit union history, the Community Reinvestment Act and other topics.Nussle, speaking about regulatory relief, said credit unions aren’t fighting against the concept of regulation, he noted that “regulation is part of our value proposition.” He added that common-sense regulatory solutions will benefit credit unions, members, and American consumers as a whole.“Our challenge is not that we’re regulated. Our challenge is that sometimes regulation comes in a one-size-fits-all package,” he said. “We’ve got credit unions with $1 million in assets being run out of church basements. How can you possibly have a regulation that fits Bank of America and that credit union? That doesn’t make sense. So we want regulation that’s common-sense, fits the situation and empowers individuals. continue reading » From left, CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Policy Analysis Mike Schenk and President/CEO Jim Nussle talk credit unions on Thursday October 4, 2018 at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It appears that Republicans have joined ranks to support Trump’s attacks on the FBI. Do you know what you call the FBI that’s controlled by the president? KGB. Gestapo. No patriot will defend that course of action or attitude. So-called conservatives need to understand that there never has been a liberal dictator. Liberal dictator is an oxymoron. People who don’t accept, don’t need the oxy.Frank ElflandCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?