Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off

first_img View post tag: USS February 7, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Deployment Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off View post tag: Harry View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: off View post tag: put View post tag: S View post tag: Gettysburg View post tag: Truman The Secretary of Defense delayed the deployment of USS Harry S. Truman and USS Gettysburg Feb. 6. The deployment was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8.The affected ships have begun formally notifying the men and women of the Harry S. Truman Strike Group (HST CSG) that they will not be deploying. “Facing budget uncertainty — including a Continuing Resolution and the looming potential for across-the-board sequestration cuts — the U.S. Navy made this request to the Secretary and he approved,” said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little in a released statement. “This prudent decision enables the U.S. Navy to maintain these ships to deploy on short notice in the event they are needed to respond to national security contingencies,” said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little in a released statement.In order to remain ready and capable to deploy, HST CSG will conduct underway evolutions and maintain proficiency until a future deployment date is announced. “The United States will continue to maintain a robust military presence in the CENTCOM region, including the current carrier presence and a mix of other assets, to fulfill enduring commitments to our partners. The U.S. military continues to stand ready to respond to any contingency and to confront any threat in the region,” said Little.HST CSG consists of approximately 5,000 Sailors and Marines, including coalition Sailors. Deploying units include Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10; USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220); guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron.Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 is embarked on board USS Harry S. Truman with its associated squadrons: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 “Swordsmen,” VFA-37 “Ragin’ Bulls,” and VFA-105 “Gunslingers,” Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 “Checkerboards,” Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 “Seahawks,” Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 “Zappers,” Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 “Dusty Dogs,” and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 “Swamp Foxes.”USS Harry S. Truman returned from its last deployment Dec. 2010.Following its last deployment, USS Harry S. Truman conducted a 16-month docking planned incremental availability from March – July 2011 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 7, 2013; Image: US Navy Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

Jobless claims drop in the last week

first_imgDES MOINES — Unemployment claims dropped again in the last week.Iowa Workforce Development says continuing unemployment claims were down by 4,970 from the previous week, to 110,960.The number of first-time unemployment claims were down by 1,370, coming in at 7,441. Manufacturing continued to see the most first-time claims at 1,850. Self-employed and independent contractors reported 1,154 first-time claims.last_img

BIMCO Calls for IMO GHG Study Based on Realistic GDP Growth

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC 2.0 license Shipowner association BIMCO has called for the Fourth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Greenhouse Gas Study based on realistic economic growth.The association proposed that the GHG study does not include unrealistically high gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections to predict future transport demand – and thereby emissions – of the shipping industry.The proposal has been made to the expert workshop preparing for the study, which is meeting in London 12-14 March.“It is imperative that the industry – and the world – base discussions and actions to reduce emissions from shipping on credible and realistic projections. If not, we risk making the wrong decisions and spending resources ineffectively,” Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO Deputy Secretary General, said.BIMCO argues that the Fourth IMO GHG Study should avoid scenarios 1 and 5 of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSP), as these scenarios project considerably higher and unrealistic short- to mid-term economic growth than current economic trends and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development projections.“The previous study’s most pessimistic projection of a 250% increase in CO2 emissions from shipping has since proven to be totally unrealistic, given the actual and projected economic development of the world. Unfortunately, the 250% projection has frequently been used as a stick against the shipping industry and to shape regional policy. BIMCO wants to avoid that happening again,” Pedersen added.BIMCO has collaborated with CE Delft, the consultancy that modeled and calculated the Third IMO GHG Study’s projections in 2014 for future GHG emissions from ships. The revised calculation includes the most recent OECD GDP projections.The report highlights, that when using a more realistic GDP growth scenario, the shipping industry is projected to achieve an absolute reduction of 20% versus the target of an absolute emission reduction of 50% by 2050 compared to 2008.“We will need new solutions, in addition to traditional efficiency measures, to reach the 2050 target. But to pick the right solutions, we need realistic projections,” Pedersen says.Lower transport work projections have recently been supported by two other studies: “Energy Transition Outlook 2018: Maritime Forecast to 2050” by DNV-GL and “Transport 2040 – Automation, Technology and Employment – The Future of Work” by the World Maritime University.Both studies have decoupled the correlation between the growth in GDP and transport demand after 2030, and both studies arrive at projections well below the BIMCO/CE Delft recalculation of the Third GHG Study. BIMCO also suggests that the IMO expert workshop take the decoupling of GDP growth and transport work into consideration.last_img read more

See you in court Opposition groups on NEB Trans Mountain pipeline endorsement

first_imgVANCOUVER – A British Columbia Indigenous leader is comparing the National Energy Board’s endorsement of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with the federal Liberal government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin controversy.Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, says it’s apparent that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes jobs are more important that justice in both situations.Phillip joined politicians, environmental groups and other First Nations leaders after the board released its decision saying increased tanker traffic would hurt resident killer whales and increase greenhouse gas emissions, but those impacts would be outweighed by the pipeline’s benefits.READ MORE: A look at 16 new recommendations for Ottawa on the Trans Mountain pipelineThe NEB was asked to reconsider the project after a Federal Court of Appeal quashed the decision saying it didn’t take into account the marine environment.NEWS RELEASE: Squamish Nation Reacts to National Energy Board Report https://t.co/0bfrU4gzuY pic.twitter.com/qspPN3xy8b— Squamish Nation (@SquamishNation) February 22, 2019Eugene Kung, with West Coast Environmental Law, says the decision makes many of the same mistakes made in the first review, although lawsuits might have to wait until after the cabinet makes it final approval on the project.Chief Judy Wilson, also with the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, says if a choice needed to be made between a pipeline and the orcas, then she would choose the orcas.Loading…last_img read more

Novak Djokovic Hosts StarStudded Charity Gala

first_imgOn Monday 8th July, The Roundhouse, north London, was transformed into a tennis themed gala dinner to mark a spectacular fundraising evening in aid of the Novak Djokovic Foundation.Novak Djokovic and girlfriend JelenaCredit/Copyright: http://novakdjokovicfoundation.orgThe inaugural London gala ball raised over £1,200,000 to support disadvantaged children in Serbia and was attended by Event Chairs, Novak Djokovic, Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Boris Becker, Goldie Hawn, and Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York – who was recently announced as the charity’s Global Ambassador. Milutin Gatsby, the charity’s Global Fundraising Chairman also graced the green and white carpet at the star-studded event.Among the 300 guests were Sir Richard Branson, Gerard Butler, Ronnie Wood, Erin O’Connor, Jeremy Piven, Branislav Ivanovic, Jonathan Ross, Ladies Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli, Tim Henman, Matt Bellamy, and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.Demonstrating the Foundation’s worldwide support from Novak’s circle of friends involved in fashion, sport, music, entertainment and business, auction prizes included a money-can’t-buy yacht getaway with Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, a signed guitar by Ronnie Wood and a seven day holiday at Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, situated in the British Virgin Islands.In a touching speech before the live auction bidding, Novak thanked his girlfriend Jelena for her love and support, and for everything she’s done for the Foundation.“Love is the greatest driving force in my life, it can create miracles,” the world no.1 said.UNICEF Ambassador, Djokovic, founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007 with a mission to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children from the lack of nutrition, education, illness or loss of family- especially in his native Serbia.Commenting on the event, the six-time Grand Slam Champion said: “I am delighted to be joined this evening by friends and family to support a cause which is so close to my heart. The Foundation works alongside young children in Serbia to provide support, encouragement and resources so they can fulfill and nurture their dreams. With the help of such generous people, our vision is to expand our work to the UK and America and transform the lives of more children around the world.”The Foundation was also proud to announce a new collaboration to bring MindUP, the signature initiative of The Hawn Foundation to children in Serbia. Commenting on the partnership, Kate Hudson said; “Having seen the extent of how MindUP has changed the lives of so many children I am a proud member of the board and a hugely admiring daughter. I was thrilled to be at this very important event celebrating the new partnership between The Hawn Foundation and The Djokovic Foundation who together are launching MindUP for the kids in Serbia.”Based on positive psychology, educating the heart and mind, MindUP builds resilience and brings overall well-being to children, giving them tools to reduce stress and anxiety, regulate their emotions, find optimism and nurture happiness.Source:novakdjokovicfoundation.orglast_img read more