HMAS Sirius Keeps an Eye on Oil and Gas Platforms

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense Displacement46,755 t HMAS SIRIUS PATROLS NORTH WEST SHELF OF AUSTRALIAThe Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius has kept a watchful eye over the recent period on the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields, providing overt security presence in the strategically important area for Australia. HMAS Sirius Keeps an Eye on Oil and Gas Platforms View post tag: News by topic View post tag: eye Beam32 m Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Sirius Keeps an Eye on Oil and Gas Platforms Draught11 m [mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2014; Image: Australian Navy Length191.3 m View post tag: oil Complement60 Capacity34,806 cubic metres of fuelcenter_img View post tag: keeps View post tag: Sirius February 13, 2014 View post tag: Gas Speed16 kn HMAS SIRIUS SPECIFICATIONS View post tag: HMAS View post tag: platforms View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence Share this article The patrol was conducted under the umbrella of the RED RAPTOR exercise enabling the Royal Australian Navy’s ships to test communications, procedures and protocols between offshore oil and gas platforms and installations and defence assets. It paved the way for engineering evolutions and training, necessary to maintain a high level of operational capability.OIL AND GAS PLATFORMS IN NORTH WEST SHELF OF AUSTRALIAThe crew of HMAS Sirius performed many security checks on the platforms and engaged with their operators to better understand the ongoing security challenges in the region.Since the end of last year, the home to oil and gas platforms has been safeguarded by twelve of the Navy’s ships, including Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany. StatusActivelast_img read more

Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan Covers Miley Cyrus In Toronto

first_imgFormer Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan (now going by his full name, William Patrick Corgan) is currently on tour in support of his newly released solo album, Ogilala, his first in over a decade. Corgan played Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto, ON on Friday night, performing one set of material from the new album and one career-spanning set of Smashing Pumpkins favorites, a Zwan throwback, and a couple of choice covers.Watch Billy Corgan Of Smashing Pumpkins Cover The Grateful Dead’s “Box Of Rain” In Brooklyn [Video]The tour has introduced Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and more covers into the mix, and Friday night’s performance included an out of left field cover of Miley Cyrus. Corgan perfected Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” with his own signature nasal-y wail, taking creative liberties with melody and cadence, reinterpreting the 2013 Bangerz hit into an acoustic ballad worthy of listen.As Rolling Stone points out, Corgan expressed his admiration for Cyrus as a singer-songwriter on a French rock radio station (OUI FM) in 2014. “She’s a very good singer,” Corgan said in the interview. “So at least I can stand back and say qualitatively that she’s a better pop star than 99.99% of them, even if I don’t like the music.”Listen to Billy Corgan’s rendition of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus in the fan-made video below, uploaded by Real Bad BBQ:Setlist: Billy Corgan | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Toronto, ON | 10/20/17I: Zowie, Processional, The Spaniards, Aeronaut, The Long Goodbye, Half-Life of an Autodidact, Amarinthe, Antietam, Mandarynne, Shiloh, Archer, If I Were A Carpenter (Tim Hardin cover)II: Full Sail, Burnt Orange-Black*, Thirty-Three*, La Dolly Vita*, Now (And Then), Disarm*, To Sheila*, After the Gold Rush (Neil Young cover), Oceania*, Try, Try, Try*, Friends as Lovers, Lovers as Friends (Zwan song), Eye*, For God and Country*, 1979*E: Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover), Today*, Spaceboy*, Age of Innocence*, Farewell and Goodnight**Smashing Pumpkins coverWilliam Patrick Corgan: THE OGILALA TOUR Remaining Dates:October 24 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum TheaterOctober 25 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum TheaterOctober 27 – Nashville, TN @ CMA TheatreOctober 29 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder TheaterNovember 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst TheaterNovember 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst TheaterNovember 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever CemeteryNovember 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever CemeteryNovember 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemeterylast_img read more

An American in Paris’ Max von Essen Is’s Next Vlogger

first_img An American in Paris He’s the man we love! An American in Paris standout Max von Essen is grabbing a camera as’s latest vlogger. Look out for the new series ‘S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen.Von Essen will show us around backstage at the Palace Theatre. Expect appearances from his many talented co-stars, including Broadway newcomers Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, Brandon Uranowitz, Jill Paice and the crepe-obsessed Veanne Cox.Prior to living his song-and-dance dreams as Henri Baurel in An American in Paris, von Essen appeared on Broadway in Evita, Les Miserables, Dance of the Vampires and Jesus Christ Superstar. He can be seen on screen in Boardwalk Empire and The Good Wife.‘S Wonderful begins on April 28 and will run every Tuesday for eight weeks. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 Related Showslast_img read more

4-H Environmental Education

first_imgThe Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program is accommodating the needs of students around the state by offering both virtual and socially distant in-person visits at its six facilities in Georgia.As a response to COVID-19 restrictions, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s 4-H environmental educators around the state began posting videos to highlight activities, concepts or ideas that would have been traditionally taught in person. Since March, over 50 videos from the centers have been posted on topics ranging from animal care to the geography of Georgia to wilderness survival. The videos also allowed each center to highlight local and unique environmental landmarks such as the salt marshes and beaches on the coast and the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests.Following the launch, one teacher summarized her experience with the program to organizers by saying, “I just wanted to let you know how much we loved the 4-H videos you posted last spring. We spent the last couple of weeks of sixth-grade remote learning doing Outdoors Atlanta lessons. Your videos were great starters and models for the students who then went outside to do their own tree walks, pond explorations, bug hunts, sunset watches, shelter-building, etc. Thanks so much for making these available.”The series has already reached a total of 217,900 youth and adults throughout the state. Due to its popularity, the 4-H Environmental Education program will continue this series throughout the fall with 10 additional video uploads occurring through the end of November.Social media is not the only way youth can experience the Georgia 4-H facilities and programs. Beginning this fall, all centers have added in-person lessons and one-hour virtual sessions are available for scheduling. These two additional avenues of interaction reflect the traditional experiences youth have when visiting the centers, while following UGA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to ensure the health and safety of everyone.“Tens of thousands of K-12 students and teachers typically fill our 4-H facilities during the school year, building memories and bringing learning to life using Georgia as a classroom without walls. We hope that by offering these short virtual programs, we can give youth and adults a way to stay connected to our facilities and our programs during these times when so many are missing their annual field studies with us,” said Melanie Biersmith, associate state 4-H leader.To learn more about the virtual and in-person offerings through the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program, visit or contact the centers directly. View the current library of videos at 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 175,000 people annually through UGA Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit or contact your local Extension office.last_img read more

Inter Milan sign Victor Moses on loan

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Victor Moses has been reunited with manager Antonio Conte after signing a loan deal with Inter Milan until the end of the season. The anticipated move from Chelsea was confirmed on Thursday afternoon by the high-flying Italian side. The 29-year-old has joined on loan for the rest of the campaign with a view to making the deal permanent for £8.5 million in the summer. “It’s an honour for me to be here and be an Inter player. I’d like to thank everyone for the welcome I’ve been given, I can’t wait to start,” Moses said on Inter TV. “Having the opportunity to work with the coach again is something I’m really happy about,” Moses said. “I have spoken to him and he has already explained the club’s project to me. I want to be part of it, I’m happy to be here. “I’ll give my all and want to help the team. There’s a lot of quality here, I want to make my contribution out on the pitch and enjoy myself. That’s the most important thing.” The wing-back had initially arrived in the city on Monday night, having cut short his 18-month loan spell at Turkish side Fenerbahce. Videos of Moses in Milan surfaced on social media on Tuesday morning as he underwent a medical with the San Siro outfit. On Wednesday, Inter striker Romelu Lukaku posted an Instagram photo of the squad going out for dinner, which included Moses in it. This was another indicator that the move was close as he was still yet to formally join the club. The Nigerian sits opposite Lukaku as he smiles and appears to be bedding into his new surroundings already, as the former United striker wrote: “My brothers, My boys, My Friends, My team-mates @Inter.” Moses is currently deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea and had spent the past 12 months plying his trade with Fenerbahce. However, he is now reunited with Conte at Inter after playing a key role in the Italian’s 2016-17 Premier League title triumph while in charge of Chelsea. He featured 34 times in the league that term, scoring three times. Overall the pair worked together at Stamford Bridge for two seasons before Conte was sacked just two months after the end of the 2017-18 campaign. The last season saw them win the FA Cup too. Conte will be hoping the arrival of Moses can aid Inter’s title challenge as they look to usurp Juventus as champions of Italy. Juve (51 points) currently sit four points clear of second-placed Inter (47 points) after 20 matches apiece.Tags: Antonio ConteChelseaInter MilanVictor Moseslast_img read more

USO shocks undefeated Clearfield to move on in States, Young passes for 5 TDs, 353 yards

first_img“I felt like I was the reason we lost,” Young said. “The decisions that I made and things that I did really hurt us.”Redemption is an understatement to describe his play, since.In their first PIAA Class AAA subregional game last week against Somerset, Young threw for a record-setting 462 yards on 30 of 46 passing.On Nov 17, he tossed five touchdowns while gaining 353 yards on 23 completions of 36 attempts against previously undefeated Clearfield in a 36-22 victory in the PIAA Class AAA districts 5-6-8-9 subregional championship at Clarion University.“He’s done a really good job putting these guys on his shoulders and carrying the load,” U.S.O. coach Lou Berry said. “He’d expressed to me after the city title game that he blamed himself for the loss, which was completely not the case, but he saw otherwise.”As the City League’s runner-up, U.S.O. represented the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association)’s district 8.Clearfield’s junior quarterback Christian Lezzer put up similar numbers to Young this season. Prior to their game against U,S.O., he’d completed 47 of 82 passes for 1,210 yards with 17 touchdowns against just five interceptions.Beyond what he did with his arm, he lead the team in rushing with over 1,400 tallies.In addition to Lezzer, undefeated Clearfield featured an 1,000 yard rusher at the running back position in Tyler Stratton– 1,134 in total– to go with 15 touchdowns.Offensively, the Bison maintained their success. Senior receiver Trey Jordan went over 1,000 tallies on the year with his six catches and a game-high 180 yards, receiving.Lezzer finished with 235 yards on 8 of 20 passes with three touchdowns.But, U.S.O.’s defense rose to the occasion and created six turnovers.“We got off to a great start defensively,” Berry said. “We forced their quarterback, who is very good, into some key mistakes. Making him nearly match his season interception total in one game made us feel like we were successful on that side of the ball.”U.S.O. running back Clay Moorefield made eight grabs for 95 yards and a touchdown to assist Young in leading the Wildcats’ passing attack.Young also hooked up with senior H-back Myles Catlin for a 15-yard score in the first quarter. The pass and catch duo did it again from 40-away in the second and finally in the final stanza for 19 yards.Mike Wright was on the receiving end of an eight yard strike from Young to round out the scoring for the Wildcats.They will move to the PIAA Class AAA first round in which they’ll take on Selimsburg (9-3) who is the winner of District 4. The game will take place at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona, which was the site where they suffered their most recent loss in the State playoffs, last season, against State College.“I’m extremely proud to be moving on and representing the city in the next round,” Berry said. “Everyone knows what happened last season, but I’m kind of excited about going back there to play this one. We certainly are not expecting the same outcome, however.”(Follow our continuing coverage of City League football and add your comments to our website at (Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @malikvincent.) AKIL YOUNG The quarterback position is one of the most delicate in the game of football. Ask senior hurler Akil Young how he feels about his performance in U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama)’s 9-6 overtime loss to Perry on Nov 3rd.He blames the loss on himself.last_img read more

Westport Winery Releases The Kraken

first_imgFacebook98Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport Winery“Release the Kraken!” It’s the phrase the Roberts family of Westport Winery in coastal Washington State have been waiting to say for two long years and the one shouted across their 15-acre garden resort on August 1. The grapes in Kraken, their ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, were harvested at the world famous Klipsun Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA and Elephant Mountain Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA.The winery is equally proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from this wine will benefit the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, the owners and operators of Lady Washington. The Lady was a star in the first Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl movie playing the role of the HMS Interceptor. She is Washington State’s Tall Ship Ambassador as well as the State Ship. Built in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1989, she is a replica of a classic brig.The Kraken label features original art by winery founder and co-owner Kim Roberts. Each of Westport’s wines is commemorated in their world-class gardens with a sculpture by a local artist. In this case, Tyler Hansen of Hansen Metalworks in McCleary, Washington, created the giant Kraken that resides on the entrance portal to the winery.For more information you may visit the Westport Winery website or call 360-648-2224. Westport Winery Garden Resort, Ocean’s Daughter Distillery and the Sea Glass Grill are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.last_img read more

Audubon Society Hosts Trip to Forsythe Wildlife Refuge

first_imgOCEANVILLE – The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Atlantic County on Sept. 21.The refuge, known as “Brig” (short for Brigantine) to local birders, is one of the most active flyways for migratory water birds in North America. The refuge contains fresh and saltwater habitats, which attract shorebirds and waterfowl that spend the winter months here.The trip will be led by Rob and Lisa Ann Fanning, as well as other volunteer leaders.“Brigantine is one of my favorite places for birding,” says Lisa Ann Fanning, “because of the great diversity of habitats. You can see quite a variety of birds there, and you stand a good chance for spotting some of the rarer species. If the tide is right you can get fairly close to the birds.” Because of the variety of habitats the bird life is varied as well: shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, gulls, terns and land birds can all be found here.Anyone interested in observing the birds of Forsythe can meet in the parking lot of the refuge at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Forsythe is located off Exit 48 of the Garden State Parkway (Port Republic exit). Pack a lunch, as neither food nor beverages are available inside the refuge. The event should end around noon.The trip is open to both members and nonmembers of the Monmouth County Audubon Society; participation is free, but there is a $4 per car admission fee to the refuge. Advance registration is not required. Participants should bring binoculars and field guides and should dress appropriately for the weather, including clothing suitable for rain if necessary. Pets are not permitted.The Monmouth County Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of nature, wildlife conservation, habitat protection and education. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month September through May at Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven; guest speakers address a wide variety of nature-related topics, and refreshments are provided. In addition, the group sponsors at least one field trip per month, and members receive The Osprey, the club’s bi-monthly newsletter.For more information visit, or email [email protected]last_img read more

Fair Haven Mayor Upset About Cyclists’ Lanes

first_imgFREEHOLD – Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli is frustrated over his attempts to get a designated bike path throughout most of the Two River area.Lucarelli has been in discussions with the county Board of Chosen Freeholders—the most recent being on April 22—for his proposal to establish designated bike lanes along county-owned and maintained roadways throughout much of the Two River area. But he says he’s getting mixed messages from county government and is frustrated by the lack of progress in the nearly year’s time since he’s first floated this proposal.“I’m totally at wit’s end,” he said dealing with county officials—especially the county engineering department, which Lucarelli said appears resistant to the idea of installing the lanes, causing Lucarelli and supporters to attend the freeholders workshop meeting last Thursday afternoon to reiterate their belief that this is will be a benefit to the area if it comes to pass.He’s gotten the support of just about all of the members of the Two River Council of Mayors—a coalition of area elected officials who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest—and for those municipalities to pass supporting resolutions, which the freeholders had asked for, according Lucarelli.Monmouth County Engineer Joseph Ettore sees it differently. “We want to make sure any bike lanes installed are installed after they’ve been properly designed,” Ettore countered, “to make sure they’re safe and to make sure we comply with current design standards before they’re implemented in the field. That is our concern.”Lucarelli, along with Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl met on Wednesday, April 22, with Freeholders Thomas Arnone and Serena DiMaso to discuss the proposal.DiMaso and Arnone had previously seemed supportive of the plan “and when we reconvene it’s no, no, no,” was Lucarelli’s description. “There’s always a new issue,” with county officials expressing concern over cost and liability issues, according to the mayor.DiMaso, on the other hand, maintained “We had a good meeting,” and the freeholders would take the information back to the full freeholder board to eventually formulate a comprehensive plan and go from there. The freeholders and engineering department are using the Ocean County plan as a potential template, DiMaso added.“It’s not just somebody saying make the lanes 11 feet wide, draw some white paint on the ground,” DiMaso said. “That’s really where our concerns come from.”Arnone said last week that the issue is more involved than just painting lanes because it involves on-street parking, trash pick up and leaves and brush pick up as well.Lucarelli last spring first floated an idea of establishing a connected network of bike lanes largely along county roads, running east from Red Bank, through Fair Haven and Rumson, into Sea Bright, along Ocean Avenue to Monmouth Beach and Oceanport, bordering Long Branch, making its way back to Red Bank.Lucarelli and other proponents believe that designated lanes offer additional protection to cyclists and pedestrians. One of the events that spurred this effort was a vehicle had struck and killed Fair Haven Borough Councilman Jerome Koch last fall as he was out riding his bike. The area has had an increase in bicycling, for recreation and transportation and this may encourage more, getting people out of their cars—offering a healthy and environmental benefit, Lucarelli and others have argued.“The safety factor goes up dramatically when you separate bicycles from car traffic,” said Cyndi Steiner, executive director of the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition, a statewide advocacy organization. Studies have shown that simply by having designated bike lanes, vehicular traffic slows down, making the roadways inherently safer, this week said Steiner, who accompanied Lucarelli to the freeholder workshop last week to voice her support for lanes.“At the end of the day what it does,” Lucarelli said of the bike lanes, “is it makes it more comfortable for the moms and kids to ride on the side of the road.”The county is currently finishing up its repaving and milling work on Rumson Road, but will only put the center stripe at this time, holding of f on other striping until a plan can be drafted and discussions continue. Work on Ridge Road, another county thoroughfare, will be put off until the fall, to give local and county officials a chance to formulate a plan, according to Ettore and DiMaso.The cost to install the designated bike path is approximately $15,000 per mile, based upon county engineering estimates, according to DiMaso.Lucarelli disputed that cost, saying, “The people I’ve spoken to upfront have said that’s a totally false number.“All you’re really doing is moving a white stripe over and maybe adding an extra sign,” he countered.The final cost, whatever the price, would likely have to fall to the municipalities,DiMaso acknowledged. “At this point in time it wouldn’t be the county,” she said. “We don’t have that in our budget.”Lucarelli plans to continue to advocate for the proposal, hoping to win the support of the freeholders and work on finding sources to help pay for it, he said.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen has agreed with Finn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher’s assessment that he is a better goalkeeper than Simon Mignolet.Gallagher who recently signed back for Finn Harps after a brief spell at bitter rivals Derry City made the claim on social networking site Twitter.Mignolet has come in for some severe criticism due to his lacklustre performances over the last number of months. The Finn Harps No.1 is a lifelong Liverpool supporter, and like many of the club’s supporters is growing impatient with the Belgian shot-stopper poor performances.Gallagher claims that the former European Footballer of the year responded to a tweet in which he proclaimed he was a better keeper than Simon Mignolet.Owen tweets Gallagher back saying ‘Can’t argue with that @ciarangall1.’Gallagher took to Facebook and posted a screenshot of the tweet (pictured above) with a caption that read. ‘His response when I tweeted saying I’m a better keeper than Mignolet! He knows the Craic’.However, the original tweet by Gallagher is nowhere to be seen and Owen looks like he was just responding to Gallagher’s five-a-side team selection.It was a nice try from Gallagher, however he could be in hot water with Ollie Horgan.Gallagher makes no secret of the fact he’s attempting to engineer a move away from Finn Park to Anfield in January.If the talented and affable shot-stopper doesn’t make the move to Liverpool in January, he’s probably earned himself extra running in pre-season next month. 🙂 FORMER EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR THINKS FINN HARPS KEEPER IS BETTER THAN SIMON MIGNOLET was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Ciaran GallagherFinn Harps FCMichael OwennewsSimon MignoletSportTwitterlast_img read more