May 6, 2016 Authorities The U.S. Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14) at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama site, May 7.Future USS Manchester, designated LCS 14, honors the city of Manchester, New Hampshire.All independence variant ships are now being built by the Australian-based shipbuilder Austal. The keel laying ceremony for USS Manchester was held June 29, 2015.Out of 37 modules used to form the 127-meter (419-foot) aluminium trimaran 36 were already being fabricated at the time of the keel laying ceremony.The future USS Manchester is the second naval vessel to honor New Hampshire’s largest city. The first, a light cruiser, was commissioned Oct. 29, 1946. During nearly ten years of commissioned service, the ship completed numerous deployments, including three combat deployments in support of operations during the Korean conflict. The ship was decommissioned June 27, 1956 and stricken from the Navy list April 1, 1960.“The christening of the future USS Manchester represents another step forward as we continue to grow our fleet and serves as a reminder of the importance of our Navy’s partnership with the highly-skilled and dedicated shipbuilders of our nation’s industrial base,” said Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. View post tag: LCS Share this article US Navy to christen USS Manchester (LCS 14) Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to christen USS Manchester (LCS 14) View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Austal
T. Weed Dear Editor:It’s disturbing to see how ignorance of what “fascism” is, encourages fear and hatred of Trump by “anti-fascists”. (Regarding the Trump issue, Hoboken Letters, Sept. 1). Agitated 24/7 by “lying fake news” (Trump got that right), they are convinced that Trump will deliver America into the hands of the evil “fascists”. Well, if fascism means control of the people by a marriage of government and corporations, we Americans have lived under fascism since President Eisenhower, who, in his Farewell Address, warned the country about the growing power of the “military-industrial-complex”. This military-industrial (and now Neocon) complex has lied and deceived America into war after war, from Vietnam right down to Iraq and Afghanistan, enriching the Banksters and war merchants and impoverishing the people. As we spend trillions on these wars, our infrastructure has deteriorated dangerously, our kids can’t go to college without incurring a huge debt, and most Americans can’t afford “health care”. Our “demockery” is just that. Our Congress is the best that money can buy, our elections are rigged so that reformers, such as Ralph Nader, Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders, have no chance.They are squeezed out by the “two party” system, which is actually one party controlled by the above Complex, aka the “deep state”. At least in Fascist Italy, Mussolini spent heavily on public works and social welfare and the trains ran on time. In Fascist Germany people had jobs, the country was crisscrossed with new highways and health care and education was free. In contrast, American fascism, this rule by the 1%, is shoddy and exploitative. This deep state of “perpetual war for perpetual peace” started long before Trump. He’s not the perpetrator, he’s just the latest victim. read more
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Sharing is caring! BusinessEntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Discover Dominica Authority Hosts ‘Maximizing Opportunities for Cruise’ Workshop by: – May 15, 2020 MV Carnival Liberty docked at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on Friday 10 April 2015(DDA) In preparation for the eventual return of the cruise industry, Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence hosted a half day workshop on ‘Maximizing Opportunities in Cruise’, on Tuesday, May 12,2020. The workshop targeted cruise stakeholders’ management teams and addressed the following topics:Overview of the Cruise IndustryExcellence in Destination DeliveryExcellence in Operations, Safety and SecurityExcellence in CommunityMaximizing Opportunities Action PlanThe workshop, held via Zoom, was facilitated by Beth Hatt, President of Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence. Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence offers training programs to help cruise destinations and tour operators around the world achieve excellence in their ports, tours, guides, and businesses.DDA is working together with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) and Aquila to provide relevant training and coaching programs which will assist tourism service providers to be ready when cruise activities resume and to raise the level of service excellence. It is envisaged that this initiative will assist stakeholder groupings in coming together to think creatively and differently.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, interCaribbean Airways, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St Lucia, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Val’ferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique. Share Share Tweet 96 Views no discussions Share read more
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The Tweet included a picture of Laraque, 43, in the hospital.Bon je ne suis pas invincible, je viens tout juste d’être diagnostiqué avec le Covid, pas la meilleure nouvelle étant donné que je suis asthmatique, ca va aller! I guess I’m not invincible, just got diagnosed with Covid, since I’m asthmatic, not the best news, will fight it off! pic.twitter.com/KIgo8Ra0sT— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) April 30, 2020The veteran of 695 NHL games racked up 1,126 career penalty minutes while playing for four teams, most notably the Oilers. Drafted in the second round by Edmonton in 1995, he made his NHL debut two years later in a Battle of Alberta matchup where he dropped the gloves with the Flames’ Todd Simpson. Laraque wrapped up his career in 2010 with his hometown Canadiens, two games after his final NHL goal, No. 53. He also finished his career with 100 assists and 12 playoff points.The hockey world immediately responded to the news and sent well wishes to “The Rock.”Get well soon, Big Georges! 🙏— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 30, 2020Get better George I will keep you in my prayers my friend— Chris Nilan (@KnucklesNilan30) April 30, 2020Keep fighting my friend, thinking of you and a full recovery! 🙏🏽— Sarah Nurse (@nursey16) April 30, 2020Speedy recovery brother. 🙏— Christopher Milo (@chris_milo30) April 30, 2020Get well liney…— Jim Dowd (@dowdjim) May 1, 2020Get well big man.— PJ Stock (@PJStock28) April 30, 2020Prompt rétablissement, Georges. ❤️— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 30, 2020One day later, on Friday, Laraque thanked the hockey community for their well-wishes. Thanks everyone for your prayers and wishes, this is where I’m gonna live for awhile until my lungs clears! Merci à vous tous pour vos prières et vos souhaits, c’est ici que je vais vivre un bon de temps jusqu’à ce que mes poumons se rétablissent! pic.twitter.com/BnpMS1G6JK— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) May 1, 2020 Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque announced Thursday that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19.”I guess I’m not invincible, just got diagnosed with Covid, since I’m asthmatic, not the best news, will fight it off!” he wrote in French and English. read more