USS George Washington Hosts US Navy’s CNO

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS George Washington View post tag: CNO View post tag: americas View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington Hosts US Navy’s CNO View post tag: Navy US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego Aug. 17.After serving for seven years as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan, the George Washington conducted a hull-swap with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).Greenert spoke about the George Washington’s upcoming deployment around South America and the ship’s scheduled return to Norfolk, Virginia.[mappress mapid=”16698″]Image: US Navy USS George Washington Hosts US Navy’s CNO August 19, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

AP4 backs Japanese, European engagement funds

first_imgSwedish buffer fund AP4 has invested €125m in two engagement funds from GO Investment Partners (GO), seeking exposure to European and Japanese small cap firms.The SEK260bn (€29bn) investor committed €75m to the GO European Focus Fund, a constructive activist investment fund, which seeks to add significant value for clients by acting as a catalyst for corporate change in quoted small and mid-cap European companies.Launched in 2005, it has assets under management of €500m, and achieved annualised net returns of 6.6% between inception and the end of March.AP4 has also invested JPY7bn (€48m) in the TMAM-GO Japan Engagement Fund (JEF), doubling its initial investment made when the vehicle was launched in March 2012. Mats Andersson, chief executive, AP4, said: “AP4 is delighted to make these investments into funds that we feel make a difference. Improving the performance of companies and making them more sustainable fits very well with AP4’s long-term investment philosophy.”He added: “Our experience with the Japan Engagement Fund has been excellent, with returns far outstripping the market, and we have seen real change at Japanese portfolio companies. We look forward to more of this in Japan, and also now in Europe.”According to GO, the fund aims to engage with small and mid-cap Japanese companies to improve valuations by addressing strategic, financial and governance issues.The fund has returned 36.0% net per year since launch, compared with 21.2% for its benchmark.Steve Brown, chief executive, GO, said: “The backing of AP4 is a powerful endorsement of our constructive approach to improving companies. There are excellent opportunities in both Europe and Japan right now, and we look forward to capitalising on these for the benefit of AP4 and our other investors.”last_img read more

Duke Energy offers tips to trim energy use in the new year

first_imgStatewide—If saving money made your New Year’s resolution list, start by cutting your energy use, to save money year-round. With some simple lifestyle tweaks, you can trim your energy usage and help keep your 2020 budget in check.Here are ways to monitor and cut your energy use this winter and also avoid billing surprises:7 ways to cut your energy costsReduce your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting. If you have a heat pump, maintain a moderate setting or use a programmable thermostat specifically designed for use with heat pumps.Leave drapes or blinds open during sunny winter days to allow the sun to warm the house. Close them at night to help insulate your home.Have the heating and air conditioning system checked regularly to maintain performance. Duke Energy offers qualified customers rebates to help offset the cost of replacing older HVAC units with more energy-efficient ones.Replace standard incandescent bulbs with light-emitting diodes (LED). LEDs are more efficient while giving off the same amount of light.Operate ceiling fans in a clockwise direction, which pushes warm air back down into the room.Change air filters regularly. A dirty air filter makes a heating system work harder, which uses more energy.Set your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees to help you reduce your monthly water heating bills.5 tips to help manage and understand your billsCheck the number of days in your billing cycle. Most bills are for 30 days, but there are times when the billing cycle is shorter or longer. If there are more days in the bill, your bill total could be higher.Look at “average kilowatt-hour” (kWh) use per day. At first glance, your bill may look higher, but if your average use is similar to the same time last year or in a month with similar extreme temperatures, it’s a normal bill.If you have a smart meter, check online to see if a daily usage analysis tool is available. Smart meters collect usage information by the hour, so checking spikes throughout the month – by day and even hour – can show what appliances and behaviors are increasing your bill.Customers without a smart meter can receive high bill alerts when hotter or colder weather may be causing your bill to trend higher than last month. We send these alerts before you receive your bill – so you can take steps to lower your usage before your bill comes.Customers can also use the Duke Energy app to access and manage your account, making it easier to stay on top of your energy usage and bills. You can also take advantage of our energy- and money-saving products and services.For more information on simple ways to avoid energy bill surprises this winter, click here.last_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece at FIBA Basketball World Cup

first_img“I do not know who gave me that nickname but it’s been a part of me now,” he explained.”It’s part of who I am. I kind of like it … I love it.” Giannis Antetokounmpo has confirmed he intends to play for Greece at this year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup.Greece has already secured their qualification for the 32-team tournament, which begins in China on August 31. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo: There isn’t one guy who can stop me NBA All-Star 2019: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis by the numberscenter_img “Let’s be healthy first. Knock on wood, [I’ll] stay healthy!””After basketball, I’ll be in the islands. I’ll call it the Greek Freak island. There will be no media… Just me and my family. I’ll be laying down in my cabana.”— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 16, 2019Antetokounmpo will appear in his third All-Star appearance having averaged 27.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and six assists in the 2018-19 season.His incredible athleticism has earned him the nickname the ‘Greek Freak,’ a moniker that he insists he has become fond of. The 2006 silver medal winners will be able to call upon Athens-born NBA star Antetokounmpo, who is an MVP candidate having led the Bucks to the top of the Eastern Conference standings at the All-Star break.Speaking in Charlotte ahead of Sunday’s All-Star Game, where he will captain one of the two teams, Antetokounmpo told reporters: “Yeah, I’ll be there [at the World Cup]. Related Newslast_img read more