USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap on June 1 to start a regularly scheduled deployment.The aircraft carrier is joined by destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) who departed Naval Station Everett on the same day.While many speculate the deployment is in response to events in the South China Sea and North Korean missile tests, the U.S. Navy said this was a previously planned, routine deployment and was not in response to any specific incident or regional event.“This deployment is the culmination of months of intensive training and preparations,” said Rear Adm. Bill Byrne Jr., commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11. “The Nimitz Strike Group stands ready to respond to a wide variety of contingencies, be that a humanitarian disaster or a regional incident. We’re honored to be in this position to answer the nation’s call to duty.”Nimitz, the flagship of the strike group, Kidd and Shoup will make a brief stop at Naval Air Station North Island to meet up with the other ships and units of the strike group.Strike Group units have spent most of the past seven months underway preparing for deployment. Nimitz participated in a series of pre-deployment inspections and training evolutions, including Board of Inspection and Survey and a Composite Training Unit Exercise that certified them ready for deployment.USS Shoup and USS Kidd are part of Destroyer Squadron 9 which also consists of San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard and USS Pinckney and the San Diego-based Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton.The Nimitz Strike Group last deployed in 2013. Since then, Nimitz hosted the first aircraft carrier landings of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014 and completed a 20-month extended planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, which completed in October 2016. June 2, 2017center_img View post tag: USS Nimitz Share this article View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

Top 10 Stupidest Long Island Crime Stories of 2012

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Wise guys, these are not.Omar Santiago suffered a head wound after allegedly stealing from a West Sayville wedding.It turns out 2012 was a bang up year for stupid crime on Long Island as local suspects—some of whom are still fighting their charges—raised the bar for WTF police news moments.And it wasn’t an easy year to be a stand-out crook. Remember the Sandy crime sprees, gas line assaults and post-superstorm price gougers? Then there’s the alleged public corruption, including the conviction of former Nassau County Legis. Roger Corbin, the arrest of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and a half dozen Nassau County police officers and officials facing various charges over the past 12 months.While those who made this list didn’t leave anyone dead, some came close or, at the very least, put the suspects and public at risk. Move over Lindsay Lohan, these are our local candidates for TruTV’s World’s Dumbest Criminals.10. Alleged West Sayville Wedding Gift ThiefWeddings are always nice. Love is in the air. There’s usually an open bar. Families put aside their feuds for a day. But someone always makes an ass of themselves. Or, in Omar Santiago’s case, Suffolk County police said he ruined one couple’s nuptials over Labor Day weekend by trying to steal a box of gift envelopes. The New Jersey teen was quickly apprehended by fellow guests as he ran from the West Sayville Country Club after stuffing a bunch of the envelopes down his pants. Smooth. The gifts were returned and Santiago pleaded not guilty.9. New Cassel Man Plays DentistThe tools Nassau police said Manuel Carranza used.OK, this one is kind of disturbing. Many people are scared of the dentist, but Nassau County police said more than 100 folks had no problem having an undocumented immigrant with a sixth-grade education use unsanitary second-hand tools to perform dental work on them in his dirty New Cassel home/office. A tipster dropped a dime on the wannabe tooth fairy in April—after he’d been running his cash-only business for at least a year. Manuel Carranza was charged with unauthorized practice of a crime, criminal diversion of a prescription and other counts.8. Bellport Teen Allegedly Brings Drugs to CourtAh, to be young again. That feeling of invincibility that gets so many kids in trouble is apparently strong with this one. Authorities said that Keandre Hudson swallowed bags of cocaine and heroin before being arrested for fleeing police in October. He passed the drugs while locked up at Suffolk County jail, where he is being held after not posting bail. The 17-year-old Bellport man then allegedly brought the drugs with him to court while pleading not guilty Nov. 20 to fleeing cops and other charges. That’s when investigators searched him, found the narcotics and added new charges, authorities said. What more convenient place to get arrested than before a judge?7. Garden City Man Accused of Mailing Poo to Ex-wifeLove stinks, as The J. Geils Band famously sang. But federal authorities alleged that Gerald Desiderio took that song a bit too literally when he reportedly mailed alimony checks smeared with poop to his ex-wife in Arizona. The 51-year-old Garden City man apparently took a cue from the likes of drug dealers who don’t realize they can get busted for dropping narcotics in the mail. The feds said Desiderio also mailed vulgar notes, “tasteless objects” and a photo of a knife with a serrated blade. He will face the charges in Arizona, although if there’s any upside to the charges being on the federal level, he won’t have to deal with “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio.6. Drunk Driver Saved by Cops Before Train Hits Her CarThis one could have ended a lot worse. In a scene torn out of The Fugitive, a drunken driver mistakenly turned onto the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Bay Shore last spring, got stuck and had to be rescued by Suffolk County police officers moments before a train smashed into her car. Police had tried to radio ahead to get the train to stop, but there wasn’t enough time. Neither the officers, the driver nor anyone aboard the train were injured, but the Volkswagon was totaled. Oh yea, and the 43-year-old Islandia woman was arrested for DWI.Suffolk police found this alligator in Mastic Beach Sept. 28.5. Nine Alligators Found on Long Island in Six WeeksHere’s the lone stupid crime on this list that remains unsolved. Were there more alligators dumped across Nassau and Suffolk counties before the temperatures dropped to sub-Everglades levels? Maybe. But now that winter’s in full swing, any baby gators that turn up next will likely be frozen to death. The tiny killing machines started popping up Sept. 28 in Mastic Beach. Others were found in Shirley, Wading River, Lake Ronkonkoma, Yaphank and two turned up in Baldwin in two days. The most recent one was discovered in Southampton on Nov. 11. Who knows how many more would’ve been found had Sandy not struck in the middle of this mysterious gator dumping spree.4. Jason Kidd Nabbed for Hamptons DWI CrashJason Kidd in his Southampton police mugshotWhat makes the NY Knicks’ point guard arrest stupider than any other drunken driving charge or celebrity brush with law enforcement? The 39-year-old NBA All Star had only signed a $9-million contract with the team 10 days before allegedly wrapping his SUV around a utility pole near his Water Mill home in July. Adding to the stupid timing of the allegations was that they came just as team owner James Dolan decided against matching the Houston Rockets $25-million contract offer for breakout star Jeremy Lin. Kidd’s fighting the charges.3. Williston Park Man Charged With Shooting Girlfriend Over ZombiesPeople have strong feelings about the fictional zombie apocalypse. But none more so than The Walking Dead fan Jared Gurman, who Nassau police said was so adamant in his argument that the government can release a zombie virus that he shot his girlfriend of four years in the back outside his Willison Park home Dec. 4—about three weeks before the world didn’t end for the Mayan “apocalypse.” The woman survived and Gurman was charged with second-degree attempted murder. He’s being held on $1 million bail.2. The Long Island Hot Dog HookerCatherine Scalia, aka the Long Island hot dog hooker.This is one for the ages. Longtime stripper, bikini lover and tube-steak slinger Catherine Scalia, 45, propositioned undercover cops at her Baldwin hot dog truck last May. They charged her with prostitution when they showed up at her East Rockaway home. She argued she only was giving lap dances, not selling sex, then pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor prostitution charge and was sentenced to seven days time served. We’re not judging strippers or wiener salespeople here. What’s so stupid about this case—aside from the hilariously incongruous combination of professions—is that she was busted for doing the same thing in the same spot on Sunrise Highway years prior. And vowed to continue.1. The Jones Beach Faked Death PlotSometimes people joke about faking their own death, starting their life over under an alias and living off the life insurance money. Most people have enough sense to know that it’s too ridiculous an idea for it to ever work. Then there’s Raymond Roth of Massapequa, who Nassau authorities said tried to do just that after allegedly cleaning out his wife’s bank account, putting his house up for sale and faking his own drowning at Jones Beach in August. He later turned up in Florida, sped back to LI when the alleged plot unraveled and turned himself in after a stop at the psych ward. He pleaded not guilty, along with his kid who’s accused of helping him. His wife’s filed for divorce.last_img read more

The role of leader: What can we no longer forsake

first_imgWe are all leaders.Subjugating your leadership to perspectives that minimize your potential are valued by no one.Years ago, I did a vision quest to Tanzania for 21 days and carried only a small duffle, journal, pen, and camera. Most of the time sleeping was in a small tent, with a sleeping bag on the ground or small cot. Meals were prepared outdoors, over a fire, and under the sky. Hikes of 5 to 15 miles a day through the country offered the gift of self-reflection and noticing myself in new surroundings far from home, totally disconnected.A significant learning space were the days when we camped near Hadza, one of the last remaining hunter gather tribes on this planet. Each person in the tribe has a responsibility to learn everything. Gathering tubers, picking berries, hunting game, following the honey birds, gathering and carrying water, and feeding the babies were the responsibility of all. Each person was a leader of the tribe’s bold steps or strategic initiatives: find food and water. Survive. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 14

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,191; 2. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,157; 3. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,150; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,130; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,127; 6. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 1,122; 7. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,113; 8. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,099; 9. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,083; 10. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,073; 11. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,065; 12. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,057; 13. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., and Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., both 1,036; 15. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa, 1,032; 16. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,029; 17. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, Iowa, 1,025; 18. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 1,021; 19. Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn., 1,016; 20. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,008.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 774; 2. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 756; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 753; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 737; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 728; 6. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 676; 7. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 664; 8. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 637; 9. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 636; 10. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 628; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 606; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 587; 13. Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., 581; 14. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, and Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, each 571; 17. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 566; 18. Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa, 543; 19. Randy Havlik, Ankeny, Iowa, 531; 20. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 524.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 733; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 723; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 720; 4. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 716; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 686; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 681; 7. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 648; 8. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 636; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 634; 10. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 623; 11. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 609; 12. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 603; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, each 601; 16. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 595; 17. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 574; 18. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 563; 19. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 553; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 541.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,146; 3. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,138; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,132; 6. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,113; 7. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 1,104; 8. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 1,087; 9. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 1,085; 10. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 1,060; 11. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 1,059; 12. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,046; 13. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 1,036; 14. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,035; 15. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,025; 16. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 1,024; 17. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,016; 18. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,012; 19. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,005; 20. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,003. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,181; 3. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,134; 4. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,125; 5. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 1,100; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 1,086; 7. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,084; 8. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,083; 9. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 1,069; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,037; 11. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,009; 12. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 993; 13. Dave Riley, Sioux City, Iowa, 977; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 961; 15. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 947; 16. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 924; 17. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 917; 18. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb., 905; 19. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 876; 20. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 868.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,180; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,124; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,082; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 1,021; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 862; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 746; 7. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 733; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 729; 9. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 716; 10. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 626; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 609; 12. T. J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 583; 13. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 571; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 565; 15. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, and Caden Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., both 546; 17. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 544; 18. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 523; 19. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 507; 20. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 477.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,175; 2. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,166; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,162; 4. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,138; 5. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,127; 6. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D., 1,107; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,101; 8. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,096; 9. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, and Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, both 1,072; 11. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,034; 12. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,015; 13. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,004; 14. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 966; 15. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 958; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 956; 17. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 948; 18. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., and Cory Rose, Boone, Iowa, both 945; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 936.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,178; 2. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., and Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,119; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,116; 5. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,081; 6. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., and Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,077; 8. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 1,070; 9. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,062; 10. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,044; 11. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 1,036; 12. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,031; 13. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 975; 14. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 972; 15. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 958; 16. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 941; 17. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 859; 18. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 811; 19. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 802; 20. Daniel Campbell, Muscatine, Iowa, 794.last_img read more