Undersea Rescue Command and Chilean Navy to Kick Off CHILEMAR VII

first_imgBy By Lieutenant Courtney Callaghan, Submarine Squadron 11 Public Affairs October 24, 2017 Chilean submarine CS O’Higgins and URC practiced a rescue scenario which demonstrated URC’s submarine rescue capabilities by mobilizing and employing the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and the Submarine Rescue Chamber (SRC). The SRC, a McCann rescue chamber designed prior to World War II and still used today, was used to mate with O’Higgins for a transfer of personnel from the simulated distressed submarine to the rescue vessel. The SRC can rescue up to six persons at a time and reach a bottomed submarine up to a max depth of 850 feet. The SRC is operated by two crewmembers and is lowered using a tethered cable from the ship to the submarine. Once the chamber reaches the submarine, it seals over the submarine’s hatch allowing Sailors to safely transfer to the rescue chamber. CHILEMAR VII is the seventh exercise of its kind between the U.S. and Chile. “Submarine rescue operations involve very challenging procedures, and they require consistent training to maintain proficiency,” said U.S. Navy Commander John Doney, deputy commander, Submarine Squadron 11. “Our ability to cooperate with our partner nations during such a technical evolution will ensure that, in the unlikely event of an actual submarine emergency, we will be operationally prepared.” URC is the only submarine rescue command for the U.S. Navy with the capability to provide submarine rescue within 96 hours to Time to First Rescue (TTFR). More than 40 countries are known to operate more than 440 submarines world-wide, making the confirmation of submarine rescue abilities between nations vital. These exercises foster safety and the ability to work together on a survival level, and also promote understanding and a commitment to stability through regional cooperation. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, visit www.navy.mil/local/css11/.last_img read more

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CFPB updates MLA exam procedures

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CFPB on Friday said reviews of financial institutions’ management systems and staff training will be part of the examination procedures used to determine consumer harm and risks related to the Military Lending Act rule. Changes to the rule take effect today.“It is helpful for those credit unions under CFPB’s authority to know how they are going to be evaluated on MLA compliance,” said NAFCU Director of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere. “However, we are still waiting for similar supervisory guidance from NCUA and meanwhile, the industry still has many unanswered questions about the rule that the Department of Defense needs to clarify.”CFPB said early examinations will evaluate financial institutions’ compliance management systems and overall efforts to follow the rule’s requirements. More specifically, examiners will be looking at an institution’s implementation plan, its training of staff and handling of early implementation challenges. The bureau said it will “exercise its enforcement authority in appropriate cases of substantial consumer harm.”In its updated exam procedures, CFPB reiterated that when lenders are working with servicemembers and their dependents, they must abide by a 36-percent rate cap, no mandatory waivers of consumer protection laws and no mandatory allotments. Most forms of credit are subject to the MLA rule. continue reading »last_img read more

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OMSCC promises grand Toronto Cup 2 for Caribana weekend

first_imgBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — Buoyed by the success of the inaugural Toronto Cup, staged in 2015, the executives of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) are extremely confident that its second edition, set for the first weekend in August will be a grand affair.This assurance was given at last Sunday’s annual general meeting of the OMSCC, held at the Birkdale Community Centre, Scarborough here where preliminary plans were disclosed by both president Azeem Khan and vice-president Paul Jaman.According to Jaman, despite the success of the tournament in 2015, which saw New York Enforcers emerge champions in the Open category and Our Own claim the Masters title, the OMSCC has no intention of sitting on its laurels but intends to make the Caribana weekend showcase even better.Jaman also pointed out that there are plans to have an entertainment segment between innings during the staging of the two finals, which are set for the University of Toronto ground on Sunday, August 6 but this depends entirely on sponsorship which the OMSCC is currently pursuing. He also gave the undertaking that grounds required for the three-day affair have already been secured.The vice-president also disclosed that while the main committee to deal with the running of the tournament has already been set up, the OMSCC is in much need of sponsorship and is seeking the assistance of members in this vital area.Teams from Guyana, New York and Florida have already indicated their interests in participating and will join their counterparts from Canada in what is expected to be a riveting weekend of softball cricket.Meanwhile, president Khan also disclosed, that through the initiative and sponsorship of Reliance Lions, there are plans to stage a Family Day. He, however, said further discussions are to be held with members of the club to finalise the date and venue.Khan also told members of plans to introduce a “captain’s trophy” as a special incentive for the most outstanding of the 2017 season. This will, however, not be based solely on statistics but on general demeanour and conduct. The president once again stressed the importance of good behaviour and cleanliness at venues, pointing to previous complaints from school authorities and city officials.Jaman also alluded to the fact that the league almost lost St Bede’s (a school ground) because broken bottles, resulting from drinking at the venue and urged members to desist from such behaviour. Despite these lapses, Jaman said 2016 was a great year for the OMSCC and implored players to “let’s make 2017 another great season”.Prior to the election of office-bearers for 2017, a proposal for an elected official from another cricket organisation to be allowed to hold an executive position on the OMSCC board was voted down. The president also took the opportunity to present a medal to treasurer Feizal Bacchus for his outstanding contribution to the organisation as treasurer and to the website.Vice-president Jaman, secretary Khem Singh, treasurer Feizal Bacchus and Over-50 coordinator Dickey Singh were all returned to their respective posts unopposed while the post of president was not contested based on the OMSCC’s constitution.Hardat Ramcharran was appointed the new umpires coordinator, replacing Ram Prashad who was eligible to serve another year but resigned for personal reasons. A new post, hat of website content administrator/statistician, went to Patrick Prashad.The disciplinary committee, which is chaired by vice-president Jaman, includes Ganesh Ramraj, Krishna Sarju, Bobby Ramlagan and Ramcharran.last_img read more

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Can you believe Liverpool have gone from this position to the situation they are in today?

first_img3 3 Liverpool’s decline has been steep 3 How have Liverpool gone from this…The Premier League table on 21 April 2014 Only months ago Liverpool were two wins and a draw from guaranteeing the Premier League title.Now they are struggling to keep up in the race for fourth place, out of the Champions League and facing Thursday night Europa League football to boot.Why? Who is to blame? Take your pick from these candidates…Brendan RodgersThe man named LMA Manager of the Year was happy to take the plaudits when the going was good, so it stands to reason he takes blame when results are poor. Rodgers built his reputation on playing attractive, possession-based attacking football, without necessarily being good at shutting up shop. Suddenly, the fluidity and goals have deserted Liverpool and the defending is as bad, if not worse, than ever. The Northern Irishman will get time to turn things round, but that may only be until the end of this season, which would have been unthinkable last April.‘Rodgers heading for the SACK’ claims Liverpool heroLuis SuarezWe use the word ‘blame’ loosely in this context, because Suarez is no longer a Liverpool player, but that is the biggest problem at Anfield. The club nearly rode to glory on the back of the fantastic performances of probably the best player to wear red since Kenny Dalglish, or maybe even of all-time. They let him leave without lining up a suitable replacement, targeting Alexis Sanchez, only to see the Chilean opt for Arsenal. Back in 1995, when Eric Cantona was keen to leave Manchester United, Alex Ferguson fought tooth and nail to keep the Red Devils’ talisman at the club and succeeded. Cantona duly helped nurture a talented, but inexperienced group of players to the double in 1995/96, and another title in 1996/97. Would Scholes, Beckham, Butt and the Nevilles have won those medals without Cantona in the team? It’s doubtful. But Liverpool are hoping the inexperienced likes of Raheem Sterling, Phillipe Coutinho and Alberto Moreno will thrive under pressure in the absence of a world class talent like Suarez.FSG’s Transfer CommitteeAs the manager, you would expect Brendan Rodgers has a big say in the players Liverpool have signed during his tenure, at great expense, and there is no doubt too many of those players haven’t lived up to their price tags. But at Liverpool the buck doesn’t necessarily stop with the manager when it comes to signings, because of the increasingly infamous transfer committee that distributes responsibility on player acquisitions. This includes Rodgers, chief executive Ian Ayre, head of recruitment Dave Fallows, chief scout Barry Hunter, head of performance and analysis Michael Edwards and director Mike Gordon. The committee system has been in place since early 2013 and it is difficult to argue it has been anything but a failure so far, although there is still time for some of the signings to come good. Speaking about the committee, Rodgers has stated that, “We will never bring in a player here who the manager doesn’t want”.Bad luckEverything seemed rosy at Liverpool towards the end of last season. Then Steven Gerrard inexplicably slipped against Chelsea to give the Blues a crucial breakthrough in a vital match and the tide turned. The match, momentum and the title was lost, but the club could still reflect on a remarkable season and the promise of better things to come, including Champions League football. Then, on 24 June, Luis Suarez bit an opponent at the World Cup and was banned from football for four months. Suddenly his European Golden Boot contribution to Liverpool’s campaign was forgotten and plenty of Kopites seemed to think it made sense to sell for a record fee. Perhaps blinded by the negative publicity surrounding Suarez and the promise of signing lots of new players, one of the greatest footballers ever to play for the club was allowed to slip away, with few tears shed. Then Daniel Sturridge got injured playing for England, and Liverpool had lost two players who contributed 55 goals to the team last season. 55 goals! Should the club have seen this coming? Or have a series of unfortunate events derailed the most exciting team Anfield has seen since the 1980s?Who do you blame? Comment below… To this?The Premier League table on 8 December 2014last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB LAUNCHES A BUY A BLOCK FUNDRAISER FOR NEW CLUB HOUSE

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Evening In St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 11/7/2013 No’s Drawn 3,15,16,18 No Jackpot Winner Next Weeks Jackpot Is €1,940.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were Kathleen & Brigid c/o Bingo, Natasha Mulhern Cloontagh, John Canny Dunaff, Sally McDonald Clonmany, Michael Bradley. IORRAS GAA CLUB DEVELOPMENT DRAW – Tickets are now on sale at €5 a ticket or 3 tickets for €10 great prizes to be won.BUY A BLOCK – Urris GAA Club are running a BUY A BLOCK Fundraiser Drive for the Development of the New Club House. Individuals can contribute €10 towards buying a block, and they will be then have their name framed on the club wall along with all contributors we would be grateful if you would consider supporting this fund raising drive. Contact Rose Kelly for further information 0877770639. DONEGAL V MONAGHAN – Ticket orders for the Ulster Football final between Donegal and Monaghan on Sunday July 21st. Please contact John Friel on 0860523550 to book your ticket. The club will also be running a bus to this game.FACEBOOK – Find us on Facebook CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all the latest Fixtures Results and Training plus lots of other links and news.WEEK END RESULTS: Seniors Junior A Championship Burt 0-14 v Urris 1-11.Division 4 Reserves League: Burt 1-6 v Urris 1-4.FIXTURES: Minors: Away to Downings Wednesday 17th July at 7.30pm.Ladies Championship: Urris v Red Hughes on Wednesday 17th July at 7.30pm.Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707.Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to [email protected] or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB LAUNCHES A BUY A BLOCK FUNDRAISER FOR NEW CLUB HOUSE was last modified: July 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB LAUNCHES A BUY A BLOCK FUNDRAISER FOR NEW CLUB HOUSElast_img read more

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